Non-Credit Courses


Troubie Prep

June 15 - July 10, 2020

8:00am – 1:30pm

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.

College Application Workshop-For Rising Seniors (2021)

Aug 3 - Aug 6, 2020
Workshop: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Guidance Center on campus

Workshop Fee is TBD

St. Francis High School is offering a one-week college application workshop for rising seniors.  This is a small class setting being taught by the SF College Advisors, which means that each student will receive extensive instruction on tasks such as:

*How to develop an individualized college application list

*Creating a draft of the college essay and/or UC Personal Insight Questions

*Navigating the college application process at St. Francis High School

*Understanding the Common Application, UC, CSU, and other University applications

This course will guide and help each student in understanding every stage of the college admissions process, including the scholarship search and applications.  At the end of this workshop, students will have a significant head start on their college application process.

SAT Prep

Dates TBD  
8:00am to 12:00pm

Math will be the first 2 hours and Reading/Writing/Language will be the second 2 hours.

Fee $325

The best way to prepare for the SAT is to take challenging courses, complete homework, prepare for tests and quizzes, ask and answer lots of questions, and know what to expect.  The SAT Prep course at St. Francis focuses on educating students on what they can expect from the test. They will find out what kinds of questions they’ll see on the new SAT and what they measure, and have an opportunity to practice them. The course covers the Math test, Reading test, Writing and Language Test, and the SAT Essay. Resources include Method Test Prep and Khan Academy, in addition to others. Full practice tests will be given and test section drills offered throughout.

Requirements: Electronic device for Internet access; College Board account information

St. Francis 101

Course ID: S030

June 8-June 19, 8:00am-11:00am

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. Students will also complete a selection from the freshman summer reading list.

Price: $250
No Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9
Credit: 0

Drivers Education

Course ID: S070

June 8-June 19, 1:30pm-4:00pm

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