Summer High School

Overview

Summer High School
Co-Ed, grades 9-12—multi-week summer school classes

Registration for Summer 2024 will open in late February. 

Jesuit Sacramento is offering in-person summer school courses on our campus. Courses will offer high school students the opportunity to take credit courses (where the grade is listed on the student’s transcript) and enrichment courses. 

All courses meet Monday through Friday (excluding June 19th and July 3rd and 4th for observed holidays.) Please pay close attention to the start dates for each class. 

High school level courses are offered in academic subjects for female and male students entering grades 9-12. 

Pre-requisites, attendance

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. Our attendance policy allows for 1 absence during each semester (1 absence between 6/11/24 and 6/28/24 and 1`absence between 7/1/24 and 7/19/24.) If a student misses more than 1 day of class per semester, 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.

Buy Books

You’ll receive an email confirming your student’s placement in class during the first week in May and that message will contain the required textbook listing. Students will be expected to have the required textbook in their possession on the first day of class. 

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Math

Algebra I

June 11 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Algebra 1 is the first course in the Common Core Traditional Pathway for High School Mathematics. This comprehensive course emphasizes equation-solving procedures, understanding and graphing functions, and problem-solving strategies. Major topics include equations, inequalities, systems, linear and quadratic functions, exponents, polynomials and factoring, and data analysis and probability. This course is recommended for students who have strong fundamental math skills and a desire to accelerate in mathematics. 

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

Algebra I Review

June 12 - June 28: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

OR

July 1 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Please see the full description under Non-credit classes.

Algebra II

June 11 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Algebra 2 is the third course in the Common Core Traditional Pathway. Major topics include functions and how to build them, modeling with linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical and rational functions, basic trigonometry, series and sequences, and statistics and probability.

Jesuit Students: This course is designed to remediate and cannot be taken by Jesuit students for advancement to Precalculus. 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: $750 plus $50 registration fee
Credits: 10

Geometry XL

June 11 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Geometry XL is the second course in the Common Core Traditional Pathway, developed for students who would benefit from a Geometry course that moves at a faster pace with more challenging problems than the regular course. 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 11 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This 6-week course prepares students for Calculus by introducing and reinforcing 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.

Pre-Requisites for 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.

Pre-Requisites for 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 11 - July 19: 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. 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. 

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

 

Chemistry 

June 11 - July 19: 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. 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. 

Pre-Requisite:
Jesuit students: Must have completed Algebra I with a C+ or better and Biology
Non-Jesuit students: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry OR Integrated Math 1 and 2 AND Biology

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

 

Physics

June 11 - July 19: 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 

​June 11 - July 19: 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. 

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

 

Human Geography

​June 11 - July 19: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The goal for this course is for students to become more geo-literate, more engaged in contemporary global issues, and more informed about multicultural viewpoints. They will develop skills in approaching problems geographically, using maps and geospatial technologies, thinking critically about texts and graphic images, interpreting cultural landscapes, and applying geographic concepts such as scale, region, diffusion, interdependence, and spatial interaction, among others.

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