High School Summer Academic

Overview

High School Summer Programs
Academic Classes (9th - 12th Grade)

All courses meet Monday through Friday

High school level courses are offered in academic subjects for female and male students grades 9-12. Courses are offered in 3 week sessions. Year long courses require attendance of both sessions.

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 16, 2022 at Noon
Academic courses will run in-person.

 

Additional Information

Chromebook Information for Incoming St. Francis Students

Chromebook handout for incoming Freshmen or transfer students attending summer school will take place June 9, 2- 6 PM and June 11, 8 to 1 PM.  Please check the school calendar for more information.

Textbooks

The summer book store will open in early May 2021.  Students may purchase books from any site, but the ISBN must match the one posted on the SFHS website.  To view our online bookstore, click here.

Bookstore FAQs

Off Campus Summer School Credit

We encourage St. Francis students to remain on-campus for any academic classes they may take in the summer. This is the only way we can guarantee alignment with curriculum in subsequent courses. However, we also understand there may be instances in which a student wishes to complete a summer course at another Catholic high school.  In this case, a St. Francis student will need prior approval from an Assistant Principal in order for a non-St. Francis course to be applied towards her graduation requirements, transcript, and GPA. With prior approval, non-St. Francis courses will be included on the student’s St. Francis transcript and factored into her on-site GPA. See your Guidance Counselor to obtain an approval form

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Math Courses
This course is offered in-person only

Integrated Math 2

June 13 – July 22, 2022

Integrated Math 2 will culminate the conceptual standards of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry courses, preparing students to matriculate into Algebra 2. The focus of Math 2 is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, and comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math 1. In addition, it will introduce complex numbers, explore the link between probability and data, the relationships of right triangle trigonometry, and prove basic theorems (using a variety of methods) about circles, similarity, congruence, and triangles. Integrated Math 2 is comprised of standards selected from the Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability conceptual categories. UC A-G approved – c Mathematics. NCAA approved.

Price: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)
Book Required: ISBN-13: 978-1680330717, ISBN-10: 1680330713

Required Supplies: Texas Instruments TI-84 plus graphing calculator. NO school bus yellow calculators allowed
Prerequisite: B- (second semester) in Integrated Math 1

Open to all.  Priority given to current St. Francis students.

Level: 10-12
Credit: 10

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Non-Credit Courses
These courses are offered on-site only

Troubie Prep

June 13 – July 8, 2022
*Open to St. Francis students only

Cost: $500

This enrichment course is designed to provide support to incoming freshmen.  The course focuses on fundamental math concepts, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and research.  This course also emphasizes the academic and study skills necessary to succeed at St. Francis and gives students the tools they need for their four years of high school. The goal of this course is to empower and inspire students as they transition to a new academic environment. This course is by invitation only.

St. Francis 101 

Dates & Times:
TBD

*Open to St. Francis students only

What does it mean to be a Troubadour?  This class is a perfect way to prepare yourself for life at St. Francis High School. Utilize your school-issued Chromebooks and traditional methods to develop high school  study skills, organizational tools, and techniques for success. You’ll meet members of the St. Francis community and have fun getting to know your fellow classmates. 

Price: $75
No Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9
Credit: 0

Drivers Education

Course ID: S070

June 13 – June 24, 2022 

This course is designed to help the student become a responsible driver who is well aware of and better able to manage the risks of distracted driving. With this goal in mind, responsible driving also addresses such issues as resisting harmful peer pressure and social pressure, exercising emotional control, and developing social responsibility. Course includes 25 hour class time and 5 hours of independent study; 30 hours total for course completion in compliance with DMV regulations. No absences or make-ups allowed. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the permit test. You must be 15 ½ years old to take the CA permit test and 15 to take this class.

Price: $250
No Book Required
Prerequisite: This course is open to boys and girls who are at least 15 years old.
Level: 10-12
Credit: 0

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Other Credit Courses
These courses are offered onsite only

C-STEM 

June 13 – July 22, 2022

*Open to St. Francis students only

Registration for this course is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. 

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of computer programming for solving applied problems in C. Students learn how a computer works and structured programming in C for software development. The topics include programming constructs, data types, and declaration of variables, expressions, and operators, selection statements, repetition, flowcharts for algorithm development, functions for modular programming and applications in math and science. The emphasis of the course is to introduce the students to software development concepts. Considerable attention is devoted to program design, task decomposition, testing, debugging, and software reuse. Through problem-based projects, students develop critical thinking, problem solving, computational thinking, effective communication, and teamwork skills. UC A-G approved – g College-Preparatory Elective. NCAA approved.

Price: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)
Book Required
Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Math 1 or equivalent.
Level: 10-12
Credit: 10

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Science Courses
This course is offered onsite only

Chemistry

Course ID: S730

June 13 – July 22, 2022

This course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of chemistry and to prepare students for physical science classes on the high school and university level. The class stresses basic problem solving techniques and understanding the major theories in chemistry through written and laboratory work. Since chemistry is an experimental science, time equivalent to one period a week is spent in the laboratory. UC/CSU approved in the d – Laboratory Science category.

Price: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)

Book Required
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology; Algebra 1
Co-Requisite: Geometry or Integrated Math 2 
Level: 10-12
Credit: 10 

Open to all.  Priority is given to current St. Francis students.

Physics

June 13 – July 22, 2022

(No course description currently available)