Summer Enrichment Courses
Class of 2020 College Essay Course
June 17 - June 20 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am
June 24 - June 27 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Students in this class will write an essay/personal statement for the college application. Teachers will review the purpose of the essay and provide tips for writing a successful one. Students will read sample essays and brainstorm topics for their own essay. Additionally, students will write, edit, revise and improve drafts of their own college essay. This class is of particular benefit to those students who may have to write multiple essays. Students who receive a grade of 90 or higher on their final draft will have completed the College Essay assignment, a requirement of their senior English course.
Please note that this course has limited enrollment and Thursday, June 13, 2019 is the last day to enroll.
Geometry Honors & Trigonometry Honors (Level 3)
June 17 - July 12 (no class on Thursday, July 4), / 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
This course is intended for the gifted mathematics student. The geometry portion of the course teaches use of logical skills with special attention to deduction and induction. The topics covered are points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, circles, and arcs. The relationships discussed are congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, area, length, distance, and ratio. Algebra applications are integrated into the course through problem solving. Also included are the study of volumes of solids and coordinate geometry.
The trigonometry portion of the course will focus on trigonometry and how it is applied. Topics include triangle trigonometry, the Unit Circle, radians and degrees, applications of radians, special right triangles, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. There will be an introduction to the trigonometric functions as well as inverse trigonometric functions.
Requirements for placement: 90 or above in Algebra II Honors and teacher permission. This course has limited enrollment.
PSAT / SAT / ACT Prep Course
Math: June 10 - June 14 / 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Verbal: June 17 - June 20 / 8:00 am to 10:30 am
This course will prepare students to take the PSAT, SAT Reasoning, or ACT tests. The course will assess students’ ability with these standardized college entrance exams and teach content and strategies to improve scores. The course is divided into verbal and math study and it is open to those students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in August 2019.
Please note that this course has limited enrollment and Thursday, June 6, 2019 is the last day to enroll.