The Marauder Seminar FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

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How does The Marauder Seminar online course work?

The school day will run from 9:00AM-2:00PM with scheduled breaks throughout this time. This class will use a mix of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) sessions. For synchronous sessions: students are required to attend multiple daily scheduled meetings with their classes and be active students during the school day. Attendance will be taken at synchronous sessions. Asynchronous sessions: students will work independently on activities and assignments as specified by the instructor.

What are the attendance guidelines?

Absences are highly discouraged. Students are allowed a maximum of 1 absence total. All students are required to attend online meetings at times assigned by their teacher. Each class will feature multiple synchronous (live) virtual meetings per day. Attendance will be taken at each session. If a student is not going to attend a live session, the parent should call the attendance line and leave a message by 9:00AM to report the absence. If a student is absent and the parent has not reported the absence, the parent will receive an email and phone message to help ensure that they are aware of the absence. 

How much time does an online course require?

The Marauder Seminar class runs from 9:00AM-2:00PM Monday through Friday. Students are expected to be active students during this time. They will attend multiple virtual synchronous sessions each school day. Students should also expect 1-2 hours of homework everyday depending on the student’s study habits and time management skills. 

Will there be tests? 

Yes. There will be assessments throughout the course. 

How does grading work?

The Marauder seminar is a non-credit course. The purpose of this program is two-fold. First, to introduce future Jesuit students to Jesuit High School (teachers, academics and culture). Second, students are evaluated by the staff through daily interactions, assignments and assessments to give Jesuit feedback on how best to support these students during their freshman year. 

How much is tuition and when is it due?

Please visit summeratjesuit.com for course and tuition amounts. Tuition is due in full by May 30th and should be paid online by logging on to the registration portal at https://jesuitsacsummer.campbrainregistration.com/

What payment options do we accept?

We accept credit card payments via the registration portal listed above. If you do not wish to pay by credit card, please contact us at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org. 

Can I drop a course after it starts? What are the refund policies?

Prior to the 1st day of classes: full tuition refund

6/15-6/19 (first Friday): 50 percent of tuition refunded

After 6/19: no refund

Students dismissed from a summer program are not eligible for a refund

Is there a textbook?

The Marauder Seminar requires three books that will also be used during the student’s freshman year. The textbook list is available here.  Traditional (paper) books should be purchased for this class. Do not purchase digital textbooks for this class. Textbooks should be purchased using the online vendor of your choice. Be sure to search for the ISBN number for the required book(s) to be sure that the correct item is purchased. Students are required to have the textbook in their possession for the first day of class. Please be careful to pay attention to shipping times and order processing times when ordering textbooks. Some websites may show a rapid shipping time but may not mention a 7-10 day order processing time. Some used copies of textbooks may be available. We do our best to minimize costs whenever possible. Jesuit High School does not provide the textbooks for Summer courses. 

How do the live synchronous sessions work? Do we need a particular tablet or laptop?

Synchronous sessions are held using Zoom. Students are welcome to use the device of their choice using an internet connection sufficient to stream live video and sound. Do not feel like you need to rush out and purchase a new device.

What kind of device does my son need for the regular school year? 

Please visit our website for more information about device requirements for the regular school year: https://www.jesuithighschool.org/bring-your-own-device  

How do the students communicate with the teacher?

Students will be issued a Jesuit gmail account and are responsible for all of the information communicated to them using this email account. The account log-in and password will be sent out to the family email address approximately 1 week prior to the start of class. 

The link for the first class meeting on Zoom will be sent to the student’s email address. Students are highly encouraged to log-in to this account as soon as the credentials are received in order to have a chance to troubleshoot if necessary. The first email the students will see is a Student Behavior Contract that will include a google form to complete that shows that the student has read and understands the expectations set by Jesuit High School. (We do this to help make sure that the student is able to successfully log on to their email and utilize google forms.) Students should use this email account when communicating with their teacher. Teachers will also meet with each student each week in small groups to check-in, offer tips and answer questions.

How will the teacher distribute materials to students?

Some teachers may choose to use Google Classroom to communicate and distribute materials. Each teacher will provide instruction about how to use any required platform. Students are responsible for all information communicated using these platforms. Please review the syllabus provided by the teacher for more information. 

How do I get started?

Order the textbooks. The text book list can be found here: 2020 Summer Required Textbook Listing

Please open the email that we will send out to the family email address (arriving approximately 1 week prior to class starting). This will contain your son’s Jesuit gmail log-in and password. This email will belong to your son throughout his four years at Jesuit. Please ask your son to log-in to his Jesuit gmail and read his messages. He should get into the habit of checking this email several times throughout the day.

This email will also contain an invitation to attend a Student/Parent orientation session online on Zoom on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00p. During this session, your son’s teachers will go over the class schedule, etiquette during online classes, goals for their class and other useful information. If you are unable to attend this session, don’t worry! We’ll record it and make it available upon request.