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Academics Plus Program

For more than 20 years, Jesuit High School has offered Academics Plus. This program is known for enhancing students’ academic skills, promoting the importance of teamwork with peers, counselors, and teachers. The academic and recreational endeavors included in the program provide students with a better understanding of the Jesuit High School community.  Academics Plus has recently expanded and is open to all boys entering grades 5-8 in the Fall of 2017.

Click here to register now for Academics Plus or Jr. Academics Plus.

Click here to pay tuition balance for Academics Plus or Jr. Academics Plus.

Due to the popularity of this program, and to allow everyone an opportunity to attend, students are only allowed to participate in one session of Academics Plus or Jr. Academics. Plus

Questions about Summer School? Please send an email to:  summerschool@jesuithighschool.org.

Program Schedule

Session One: June 12 - June 29, 2017
Session Two: July 3 - July 21, 2017

Holiday (July 4)

Daily Program Schedule 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Drop-Off

8:45 – 8:55 a.m.Morning Comments & Group Prayer

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.Academic Session #1

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.Academic Session #2

10:50 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.Swim/Sports – split groups (Jr. & Regular A+)

12:15 – 12:50 p.m.Lunch (Harris Center) (Jr. & Regular A+)

12:55 – 1:45 p.m.Academic Session #3

1:50 – 2:40 p.m.Academic Session #4

2:45 – 4:10 p.m.Swim/Sports – split groups (Jr. & Regular A+)

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Pick-Up

Early Drop Off (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.) is available for an additional fee.

Cost

Registration$75 (Non-Refundable Registration Fee before April 1)
$100 (Non-Refundable Registration Fee starting April 1)

Tuition Balance$625 (Due by May 30, 2017)

Total Cost

$700 Total Cost ($725 if registering on or after April 1)

$75 fee charged for Early Drop Off

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to students with demonstrated need (applications will be verified). Notification of Financial Awards will be made by May 1, 2017. Financial Aid Application is available upon completion of your student’s online registration. 

Selection

Registration for Academics Plus 2017 is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register before April 1 to receive a discount on your registration fee.

Curriculum

Instruction is provided by current Jesuit or Jesuit trained teachers.  Students are assigned a counselor for the duration of the program.  Student/Counselor ratio averages 10:1. *

There are several new class offerings this summer!

* Curriculum is subject to change

Junior Academics Plus (5th and 6th grade):

MATH EXPLORATION

MATH IS FUN! Are you ready to learn about math in an exciting, different, and enriching environment? Each week we will be exploring different math topics using logic puzzles, conversions, statistics.  NO BORING WORKSHEETS. We will practice math concepts through hands-on activities and apply the concepts to real-world problems that require a mathematical solution!

ENGLISH – TBD

ENGINEERING -(new class this year)

In a fun structured environment, student will explore Science through project based learning.  The students will learn principles of science such as displacement, velocity, kinetic energy, force, stored energy, mass and force along with many other concepts.  They will do this through lecture, research and most importantly apply these principles to hands on builds so that they can see the science at work.

 

MINECRAFT 3D PRINTING-​(new class this year)

One of the most innovative and educational video games around is Minecraft. It offers real world possibilities that encourage invention, creation, collaboration and application. Students will form groups to design and build projects. We will combine their creative group work with a 3D printer to capture and print a model from their samples in Minecraft.

 

Academics Plus (7th and 8th grade):

ECON-4-KIDS(“KIDS IN THE MARKETPLACE”)-(new class this year)

Ever thought about how money really works? How businesses succeed or fail? Ever wanted to understand how stocks work? Economics is not just about money and business. This summer we will learn to make sense of the economy, and what makes it such a vital part of our lives. Students will work in groups to learn about economic fundamentals, learn about the market, the Fed. etc. We will play online games, do group projects, read articles and case studies and make sense of the economy and how it’s affecting your world.

 

HANDS-ON CREATIVE WRITING- (new class this year)

This is not your normal English class! Students will interact with diverse texts, styles, authors, and genres. Throughout this class, students will work together creating a learning atmosphere that encourages critical thinking, is active, and fun. This course will also give students an opportunity to create a piece of work of their own, supporting the value of process and product. 

 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING- (new class this year)

Each week campers will be learn concepts from engineering, computer science and film making. Students will collaborate to execute various projects and will learn computer engineering terms that will be defined and used throughout the lessons.

 

NEWSPAPER

Aided by staff members of The Plank (the Jesuit High School on-line and print newspaper), students will produce traditional and current articles for a class publication.  In two to three person groups, students will interview, photograph and write a newspaper-style article about a person or event connected to the Academics Plus program. Then, also in groups, they will compose a multimedia blog post centered on a topic that they think will intrigue their peers. After editing, their work will be published and will help students realize their talents and the rewards of writing about their interests in a practical, direct style.

 

 

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