Summer High School

Overview

Summer High School
Male and female, grades 9-12—multi-week summer school classes

All courses meet Monday through Friday (excluding July 3rd observed holiday) 

High school level courses are offered in academic subjects for female and male students grades 9-12. Courses are offered in 3-week sessions (1 semester) or 6-week sessions (2 semesters).

Main Session: June 10-July 17, 2020
Marauder Seminar: June 15-July 2, 2020

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Credit Courses

All courses meet the same standards and cover the same material as the regular school year courses.  Credit courses meet U.C. “a-g” requirements.

You are strongly advised to review any course pre-requisites and consult with your child’s academic counselor to ensure that your student is ready and qualified to take the course that you have requested. It is also your sole responsibility to be sure that your child’s school will accept credit for this course. Daily attendance in class for credit classes is mandatory. If a student misses more than 2 days of class, credit cannot be granted for the course. 

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Freshmen are only allowed to take Credit Courses after a careful review of the individual candidate’s academic performance, recommendations and test scores. Please contact Matthew Ramos, Director of Admissions at matthew.ramos@jesuithighschool.org for information.

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You’ll receive an email confirming your student’s placement in class. The balance of your tuition must be paid in full by the cutoff date. The required textbook list will be posted in early April. Students will be expected to have the required textbook in their possession on the first day of class. 

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Math

Algebra II

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Emphasis is placed on the solution of linear/quadratic equations/inequalities; linear/quadratic graphing; function concept/notation and the solution of word problems, including approximation. It is intended for students wishing to achieve advanced placement and those who need to retake Algebra II.

Pre-requisite:
Jesuit students: Must have successfully completed Algebra I and Geometry. Jesuit students must obtain prior department approval.
Non-Jesuit students: Completion of Algebra I and Geometry OR Integrated Math 1 and 2.Please be sure to consult with the Academic Counselors at your school to be sure that this course is a good fit for you and that they will accept our credits.

Cost: $800 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Geometry

Semester 1: June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Geometry is the second course in the Common Core Traditional Pathway. As a comprehensive course in Euclidean plane and solid geometry, the class examines the elemental geometric figures: line, angle, triangle, polygon and circle. Additional topics include geometric proofs, properties of parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence, area and volume, similarity, basic trigonometry, constructions, and transformations. 

Pre-requisite:
Jesuit students: Sophomore standing in the Fall. Jesuit students must obtain prior department approval.
​Non-Jesuit students: Successful completion of Algebra I OR Integrated Math 1 with a grade of A- or better. Please be sure to consult with the Academic Counselors at your school to be sure that this course is a good fit for you and that they will accept our credits.

Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Geometry XL

Semester 1: June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The course has the same goals and objectives as the full-year course of Geometry XL. Content includes all topics from Geometry as well as additional emphasis on formal deductive proof, applications to geometric figures, construction and inductive reasoning. Grade of A in Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Pre-requisite:
Jesuit students: Sophomore standing in the Fall. Jesuit students must obtain prior Math Department Approval. Incoming Freshmen students may not register for this course without taking the Challenge Exam and prior approval from the Math Department. 
Non-Jesuit students: Successful completion of Algebra I OR Integrated Math 1 with a grade of A or better. Please be sure to consult with the Academic Counselors at your school to be sure that this course is a good fit for you and that they will accept our credits.

Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Pre-Calculus

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This 6-week course prepares students for Calculus by introducing and reinforcing the algebraic skills required for success in that course. The first three weeks will focus on simplifying expressions, solving equations and inequalities, functions, graphing, transformations, higher degree polynomial functions, and inverse functions. The last three weeks will focus on transcendental functions (exponential and logarithmic) and trigonometry.

Students will learn and apply fundamental identities and the Unit Circle to a variety of problems, apply transformations to graph trigonometric functions. Building upon that, students will be expected to apply other trigonometric identities (addition/subtraction, double & half-angle formulas, sum-to-product, and product-to-sum) to solve a variety of problems. The course concludes with inverse trig functions, applying the laws of sines and cosines, vectors, and representing complex numbers in trigonometric form.

Prerequisites:
Jesuit students: Open to current 11th-grade students earning an A in regular Algebra 2 or B in Algebra 2H and subject to instructor approval. The course may also be taken to remediate a Pre-Calculus grade earned during the regular academic year.
Non-Jesuit students: Must have successfully completed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3. Please be sure to consult with the Academic Counselors at your school to be sure that this course is a good fit for you and that they will accept our credits.

Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

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Science

Biology

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A discovery approach is used with intensive hands-on experience through laboratory experiments. The course content includes the following topics: cells, functioning plants and animals, genetics, evolution, energy and life, ecosystems, and ecology.

Price: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Pre-Requisite: Entering 10th grade or above
Credits: 10

Chemistry 

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This class is laboratory oriented. It includes metric measurement, general inorganic chemistry, formula writing, balancing of equations, the mole concept, atomic structure, heats of reactions, chemical equilibrium, organic and nuclear chemistry.

Pre-Requisite:
Jesuit students: Must have completed Geometry or Geometry XL and Biology
Non-Jesuit students: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry OR Integrated Math 1 and 2
Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Physics

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Physics is the study of matter and energy. Course content includes motion, force, energy, momentum, waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory experiments and individual projects are an integral part of the course.

Pre-Requisite:
Jesuit students: Must have completed Algebra II and Chemistry.
Non-Jesuit students: Completion of Algebra I and Algebra II OR Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3.
Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

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Social Science

U.S. History – full year

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This course introduces the student to the many political, economic and social concepts and developments that have shaped American society. Students may take the first semester for three weeks (June 10-July 17) or two semesters for six weeks. 

Cost: $800 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

U.S. History – 1st semester only

June 10 – June 26: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This course introduces the student to the many political, economic and social concepts and developments that have shaped American society. Students may take the first semester for three weeks (June 10-June 26) or two semesters for six weeks.

Cost: $400 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 5

Human Geography – full year

June 10 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Human Geography’s purpose is to introduce students to a systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped humankind’s understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students will learn to use spatial concepts when analyzing humans organization of space, landscapes, and the environmental consequences of their decisions from the local to a global level. Students will also be looking for patterns across the cultural landscape, trying to identify trends and anticipate future phenomena using the scientific method, research and tools of geographers.

Cost: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Human Geography – 1st semester only

Session 1: June 10 – June 26: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR

Session 2: June 29 – July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Human Geography’s purpose is to introduce students to a systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped humankind’s understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students will learn to use spatial concepts when analyzing humans organization of space, landscapes, and the environmental consequences of their decisions from the local to a global level. Students will also be looking for patterns across the cultural landscape, trying to identify trends and anticipate future phenomena using the scientific method, research and tools of geographers.

Cost: $400 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 5

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Service

Senior Christian Service-Independent Study 

June 10 – July 17

This course is open to Jesuit Seniors only. Your project must be pre-approved with the Christian Service Department. Students propose a service placement of their choice (Due by March 2, 2020). They complete service with an agency they identify and have approved in advance by Christian Service staff through an application (all resources are available on Google Classroom).

Minimum of 50 hours of service and course work (reading list, online reflections and assignments, maintenance of an up-to-date service log, attendance at monthly meetings on campus [May 20th OR June 10th; June 24th; July 15th], synthesis paper) required. 


Students must provide their own transportation to their service placements. In addition to registering online here, students must complete the Independent Study Application through Christian Service, available on Google Classroom.

Cost: $150 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 5

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Non-credit
Review & Enrichment

Algebra I Review

Session 1: June 10-June 26: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR
Session 2: June 29-July 17: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This course is designed for students who have completed a full year Algebra I course but need additional instruction in preparation for taking an accelerated or honors level course at Jesuit. The expectation is that students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate mastery of Algebra I concepts in line with those students taking accelerated Algebra 1 at Jesuit. Students will be assessed on a weekly basis and will take an exam similar in content and rigor to the year-end final exam in Algebra 1(XL). 

Prerequisite: Incoming freshmen may not register for this class without Department Approval. This course is aimed at incoming freshmen who require reinforcement of Algebra I skills in order to advance into Geometry that Fall. Permission to take this course is based upon the results of the Math challenge tests administered in April.

Cost: $400 plus $50 registration fee

College Application Workshop

Session 1: June 8-June 12 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Session 2: June 15-June 19: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Jesuit High School is offering a one-week college application course for rising seniors.

This is a small class setting of 10:1, which means that each student will receive extensive instruction on tasks such as developing an individualized college application list, creating and refining a personal statement, navigating the college application process at JHS, filling out the Common App as well as going over the UC/CSU and other University Applications.

This course will guide and help each student in understanding every stage of the college application process. At the end of this workshop, students will have the potential to have most of the college application process completed. (There are a limited number of seats in this course.)

Cost: $250 plus $50 registration fee

SAT I Prep (Math & English)

June 22 – July 17, 2019: 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Math AND English)

OR Math ONLY: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
OR English ONLY: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

This course is designed to build on what students have already learned. The math section includes a thorough review of the “new” math test including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. The English section includes extensive practice in verbal reasoning, sentence completion, essay writing and critical reading. A full-length practice test will be administered each week. Based on the results of actual SAT tests, students receive written feedback with strategies for improvement. There are two separate sessions: one for math and one for verbal.

Cost: $275 each or $450 for both sections plus $50 registration fee

Marauder Seminar 

June 15 – July 2: 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

During this class, the students will begin summer required reading including taking proper notes, exploring the important plot points, character development and new vocabulary. This helps take the pressure of students AND parents to get this assignment completed and help get ready for the exam in the fall. Students will meet and get to know some of the other students who will become their classmates in the fall – starting some of those life-long friendships that they’ll always remember. Students will become more comfortable and ready to start their classes in the fall by getting to know the campus, some of their new teachers and expectations as members of the class of 2023. They will be introduced to the scientific method and explore its applications in the world around them. Students will work on organization, proper study habits, and personal accountability. They’ll become familiar with how technology is utilized on campus including how Google Classroom is used to communicate with teachers and how assignments are posted. They’ll review and reinforce important math concepts that they will build on during their career at Jesuit and in college. All of this is geared to make your son’s transition to Jesuit smooth, successful and less stressful. 

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This class is open to boys who will be entering Jesuit in the Fall of 2020 as freshmen only. 

 

Prerequisite: Must be an incoming Jesuit freshman.
Cost: $500 plus $50 registration fee