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SHP Summer Academics

SHP students who typically thrive in summer school blended courses are self-directed, motivated, technology proficient, and independent learners. Students must be comfortable studying, participating in online discussions, and learning in an online environment. They must have regular access to a computer and the internet for the entire duration of the course. While online learning has flexibility, these courses require regular online participation, meeting submission deadlines, and face-to-face meetings as determined by the course instructor.

SUMMER 2016 has passed. The information below is provided for reference.

We foresee Social Ethics and Senior Writing filling up quickly. If you do not get into the class, please email the teacher to put on the wait list. If there is enough interest, we may be able to add another section for Social Ethics and Senior Writing, but no other summer courses.

Registration deadline (excluding Academic Edge classes)
Registration will open at 6:00pm on Friday, April 15, 2016. The registration deadline is 6:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2016. There are maximum enrollment restrictions; please see the specific details under the course descriptions. Courses without enough enrollment will not be offered. We will have a wait list, but there is no guarantee that the courses will be available after this date.

Course Descriptions Summer 2016

List of 15 items.

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE - CS1: Exploring Computer Science - CANCELLED

    UC approved class

    How can I make a web page? How can I program a computer? How does "Hacking" work? How do computers make 3D models? This course introduces some fun and essential principles of computers and computer science, including web page design (HTML and CSS), computer graphics, operating-system concepts, networking, computer security basics, 3D modeling, and programming. Students will use a variety of computer-art tools, learn basics of the command-line console, and practice programming with simple HTML5, Scratch, and Python. The course also encourages awareness of our "digital world," exploring themes such as privacy, security, social networking, the effects of technology on the brain, and ethical uses of rapidly expanding technology. The course will require students to manage a digital workflow through the exploration of a variety of digital tools, online organization and collaboration. *Students will need access to a laptop and the Internet.

    Prerequisite: None, recommended for students who missed CS1

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: M. Vaganov

    In Classroom Dates:
    3 days a week for 6 weeks: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    6/14-6/16, 6/21-6/23, 6/28-6/30, 7/5-7/7, 7-12-7/14, 7/19-7/21
    10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CREATIVE INQUIRY - CI: Independent Inquiry - CANCELLED

    UC approved course

    Independent Inquiry offers a structure that can encompass just about any passion a student may wish to pursue. A passion for writing can become a novel, a passion for mechanics a race car. A passion for justice can become a nonprofit organization that promotes it. The Independent Inquiry course offers a structure for students so they can build upon whatever inspires them. The inquiry only needs to culminate in the production of something tangible for the community to use or experience. The course will structure student work into three phases. A proposal phase will require students to define the project they wish to pursue, a prototype phase will require students to research and design their product, and a final production phase will require students to actually create their product. A student product will likely fall under one of the following categories: Material Craft (e.g. furniture, robot, race car); Digital Craft (e.g. app, website, computer program); Masterpiece (e.g. film, play, novel, symphony); Organization (e.g. nonprofit, student club, student government); Event (e.g. symposium, fundraiser, festival).

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Academic Advisor; Rising Juniors and Seniors

    Maximum Enrollment: 12

    Instructor: CI Instructors

    Course Dates:
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22

    In Classroom Dates:
    By appointment with CI instructor
  • ENGLISH - Senior Writers Workshop (Enrichment)

     

    A seminar co-taught by an English teacher and college counselor, this course provides the structure and support to guide students through the college essay writing process, from brainstorming and idea formation to the final editing process. The workshop days are scheduled to naturally follow the writing process, with single day meetings in June, August and October. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on writing seminar for students who want to work on their individual college essays. The course will not present material different from that offered to every rising senior student at “College Kick Off", but rather will offer a forum for a student to work through writing the college essay with individual support and guidance. The instructors will help each student access his or her individual voice, helping them focus on his or her unique contributions. Instructors will provide editing suggestions and assistance throughout the writing process.

    Prerequisite: Rising Seniors

    Maximum Enrollment: 20

    Instructors: Co-taught by J. Moffat & K. Jurgens

    In Classroom Dates:
    Session #1: Tuesday, June 7  9:00am - 3:00pm

    Session #2: Friday, June 10   9:00am - 12:00pm

    Virtual due date: Friday, July 15

    Session #3: Wednesday, August 17  9:00am - 12:00pm
    Optional work time 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Session #4: Thursday, August 18  9:00am - 12:00pm
    Optional work time 1:00pm -3:00pm
  • FINE ARTS - Ceramics - CANCELLED

    UC Approved Course

    Clay is a material rich in history and possibilities for art making.  This course is an introduction and investigation into various technical, visual and conceptual issues related to ceramics. Students will learn a variety of building methods, such as pinch pots, coiling, slab building, and wheel throwing, as well as glazing techniques. This class will feature regular demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips and critiques. In addition, we will examine images of contemporary and historical work so that students develop the concepts and visual awareness necessary to create solid artwork. Students will be encouraged to investigate new possibilities and push the presumed boundaries of the material to create work that reflects their own viewpoint.

    Prerequisite: Open to Grades 10, 11, 12

    Maximum Enrollment: 16

    Instructor: C. Lu

    Course Dates
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22

    In classroom Dates:
    Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • MATH - Geometry Jump

    UC approved course

    Note: this is a year-long course taught in the classroom; not an online course.

    This course covers the same material as a full-year high school Geometry course in a very intensive fashion. The main purpose is to develop understanding of concepts in plane, solid and coordinate geometry, the skills to apply these concepts to solve problems, and the ability to construct formal arguments and proofs. Topics include angles, parallel lines, triangles and other types of polygons, congruence, similarity, circles, various types of solid figures, area, volume, coordinate geometry, and basic right triangle trigonometry. Throughout the course there is a committed and consistent effort to review and use algebraic skills in the context of solving geometrical problems.

    No more than 2 excused or unexcused absences are allowed; SSP will call parents if attendance becomes an issue and a third absence will result in withdrawal from the course.

    Prerequisite: Rising sophomores with department approval who have earned an “A-” in Algebra 1 at SHP. For non-SHP students, an A in Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation from the current high school is required.

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: L. Huang

    Course dates:
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22 (Monday through Friday)
    8:30am - 12:30pm
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Liberation and Solidarity

    Note: Students wanting to participate in this course will take an active role in helping to design the Social Justice Teach-In for the Prep. If you would like to take this course, you will need to fill out a short application expressing your interest. If we reach the maximum number of registrations, the teacher will select students based on the responses on the form.
     
    Course Description: Do you want to learn tools for social change? Are you interested in how faith can guide and sustain people in the struggle for liberation? Do you want your summer to make a concrete difference in your life, members of our local community, and the Sacred Heart community? This class is for you!

    The Gospel points us to Jesus’ call to live as disciples who are in active and
    intentional solidarity with those on the margins. In this one semester elective, students will learn tools for personal and social liberation, examine the Church’s teachings on liberation and solidarity, and reflect on their own vocation to discover and reveal the love of the heart of Jesus in our world. To facilitate personal transformation and real-world impact, students will engage in the Church’s method of social ethical reflection, known as the “Pastoral Circle.”

    Experience: Through field trips, guest speakers, and dialogue with community partners, students will draw closer to the experience of the marginalized in our local community
    Social Analysis: Students will critically analyze the roots of injustice and our own complicity in systems of oppression
    Theological Reflection: Students will reflect on themes of liberation and solidarity within the Judeo-Christian Tradition as a lens to discern our own call to become agents of change
    Liberative Action: Students will collaborate with peers to creatively and compassionately respond to suffering and injustice in our local community

    Prerequisite: Rising Seniors

    Maximum Enrollment: 
    18

    Instructor: J. Mueller

    Informational Meeting: Wednesday, June 1: 3:00pm

    In Classroom Dates: 
    Week 1:
    Tuesday, June 14  - 9:00am – 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 15 - 9:00am – 2:00pm
     
    Urban Plunge:  Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
     
    Week 2:
    Wednesday, June 22 - 9:00am – 2:00pm
     
    Week 3:
    Tuesday, June 28 - 9:00am – 2:00pm
    Wednesday, June 29 - 9:00am – 2:00pm
     
    Week 4:
    Wednesday, July 6 - 9:00am – 2:00pm
     
    Week 5:
    Tuesday, July 12 - 9:00am – 1:00pm
     
    Week 6:
    Tuesday, July 19 - 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Religious Studies - Social Ethics Section II

    UC approved course

    A second section open.

    The primary question posed throughout this course is: How ought we to live? Students begin formulating their answers to this question as we examine the ethics of the "patterned" ways people have developed for living together: social institutions. We examine the scriptural and traditional underpinnings of a "faith that does justice" and analyze the Christian approach to social ethics as based on a conscious sense of responsibility to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We compare and contrast this with the ethical systems of schools of philosophy, behavioral and social sciences, and popular culture. We then extend this examination of social ethics into the realm of institutional development by analyzing the morality of our social institutions through our case studies of contemporary ethical issues. Particular emphasis is placed on issues of racism and discrimination, poverty and economic injustice, and violence and war as recurring, broad-based issues that have a tendency to wreak havoc with the moral health of our social institutions.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors

    Instructor: K. Hennessey

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Course dates: 
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22

    In classroom dates:
    June 13 - June 16, Monday through Thursday
    9:00am - 3:00pm 

    In addition to the week of June 13, students will be required to participate in a service-learning practicum with either the St. Francis of Assisi Youth Center of E. Palo Alto or the Peninsula Bridge Program at SHP. This practicum will be for a minimum of one week at 3 hours /day. Many students choose to do more. Students will have some flexibility in scheduling their service.

    Major Assessments include:
    • Midterm: The Poor & Vulnerable in Our Midst: Catholic Social Teaching in Context (due the week of June 27).
    • Final: Goal III Synthesis Project. A comprehensive final incorporating selected course content, critical theological reflection of service placement, and advocacy effort (due Friday, July 22).
    Minor Assessments include:
    • Regular discussion posts and responses
    • Case studies
    • Film viewings & readings + responses to guiding questions.
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Social Ethics - FULL

    UC approved course

    THIS CLASS IS FULL

    The primary question posed throughout this course is: How ought we to live? Students begin formulating their answers to this question as we examine the ethics of the "patterned" ways people have developed for living together: social institutions. We examine the scriptural and traditional underpinnings of a "faith that does justice" and analyze the Christian approach to social ethics as based on a conscious sense of responsibility to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We compare and contrast this with the ethical systems of schools of philosophy, behavioral and social sciences, and popular culture. We then extend this examination of social ethics into the realm of institutional development by analyzing the morality of our social institutions through our case studies of contemporary ethical issues. Particular emphasis is placed on issues of racism and discrimination, poverty and economic injustice, and violence and war as recurring, broad-based issues that have a tendency to wreak havoc with the moral health of our social institutions.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors

    Instructor: M. Carroll

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Course dates: 
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22

    In classroom dates:
    June 13 - June 16, Monday through Thursday
    9:00am - 3:00pm 

    In addition to the week of June 13, students will be required to participate in a service-learning practicum with either the St. Francis of Assisi Youth Center of E. Palo Alto or the Peninsula Bridge Program at SHP. This practicum will be for a minimum of one week at 3 hours /day. Many students choose to do more. Students will have some flexibility in scheduling their service.

    Major Assessments include:
    • Midterm: The Poor & Vulnerable in Our Midst: Catholic Social Teaching in Context (due the week of June 27).
    • Final: Goal III Synthesis Project. A comprehensive final incorporating selected course content, critical theological reflection of service placement, and advocacy effort (due Friday, July 22).
    Minor Assessments include:
    • Regular discussion posts and responses
    • Case studies
    • Film viewings & readings + responses to guiding questions.
  • SCIENCE - Science of Sports Nutrition - CANCELLED

    UC approved course

    Sports Nutrition is an advanced science class aimed to teach students why proper nutrition is essential in athletic performance. We will cover how the body works during different types of exercise and why proper fluids and food are essential to allow the body to perform work. We will also cover different types of nutrients and their key roles in the body. One of the most important goals of this course is to assist the students in evaluating and modifying their own nutrition plans to allow them to achieve personal health and activity goals. A student in this class should have an interest in nutrition and how food interacts with the body during exercise. Student assessment will be a mixture of daily work, reading, research, laboratory activities and reports, independent study projects and exams. Students will be completing 7-8 hours of work independently (watching videos, listening to podcasts, reading the textbook and articles, on line discussions and activities) and 3 hours of work in the classroom (lab activities, presentations and discussions) per week. During the week of July 4th all work will be on line.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors and Seniors who have completed Biology and Chemistry

    Instructor
    : M. Beck

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Course Dates:
    Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 22
     
    In classroom Dates:
    Wednesdays: June 15, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 20
    9:30am - 12:30pm

    * Final exam will take place on Wednesday, July 20 in the form of presentations and discussions.
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - Economics of Globalization, Honors

    UC approved course

    The Economics of Globalization is an Honors level hybrid based course introducing basic economic principles within the context of the relationship between the consumer, laborer, and capitalist. The course explores the history and development of these groups, the central role of the nation state, and how the global economy functions. Current economic issues with a focus on Globalization and its impact on the United States, Asia, and South Asia will be a central tenet of the course. Students will examine components of the world economy such as demand, supply, pricing, competition, as well as business and banking institutions. We will also study issues related to the world’s economy as a whole through employment and labor issues, the role of government in the economy and selected topics such as the 2008 economic downturn, the rise of the BRIC economies, outsourcing, and High Frequency Trading. The positive and negative impacts of globalization will be examined with a special focus on the rise of authoritarian capitalism in the Far East and its impact on the United States.

    The course will be taught primarily online with two mandatory class meetings, an Introductory meeting Thursday, June 4 and a mandatory in-class final exam on Friday, July 24. Additional class meeting times will be available as will Google Hangout for class discussions, debates, and questions.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors or Seniors with "B" or better in APUSH or "A-" or better in US History

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: B. Hunter

    Introductory meeting: Tuesday, May 31

    Class meetings:
    Monday, June 13; Friday, June 17; Monday, June 20; Friday, June 24; Tuesday, July 5; Friday, July 8; Monday, July 11; and Thursday, July 21

    Final Exam: Friday, July 22

    Each student must attend at least one in-class session in June and one in July.
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - La Capital: A Biography of Mexico City, 1400-2015 - CANCELLED

    UC approved course

    Eight thousand feet in the air, ringed by smoking volcanoes and thick, steamy jungle, the bowl-shaped megalopolis of Mexico City, home to more than 25 million people, is in some ways the most complicated of the world’s thirteen megacities. It is the pulsing heart of Latin America’s financial and manufacturing networks and a global leader in environmental policy, yet from its earliest days the city has been racked by profound institutional graft, police corruption, choking pollution and deep abject poverty. What are the origins of these conflicting narratives? How, if at all, do we reconcile them? These questions form the heart of this six-week project and excursion based class, which offers a long-view historical study of Mexico’s urban capital. The course is organized with two clear objectives in mind. First, students will gain familiarity with the complexities of Latin American culture through close analysis of first-hand narratives of Mexico City life and forays into the important Latino cultural sites of the broader Bay Area, such as the San Francisco Mission, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the taco trucks of Palo Alto. Second, students will learn the common challenges and growth trajectories of all modern global population centers, which they can then apply to their study of all the cities of the world – San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors or Seniors with "B" in prior year’s History course

    Maximum Enrollment - 18

    Instructor: B. Madigan

    In Classroom / Field Trip Dates: 
    Wednesdays: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20
    9:00am - 2:00pm
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - Human Geography (not an online course)

    UC approved course
     
    Human Geography will teach students to think of the challenges that humanity faces in spatial terms. Instead of focusing on particular cultures or historical eras, we will investigate patterns of land use, urban development, and resource management from many different periods and places to enable us to determine how natural limitations and natural endowments should guide us in treating the planet in the future. The course relies heavily on graphic representations of data such as maps and diagrams, and students will be required to interpret sophisticated examples of each. In addition to theoretical work, students in Human Geography will grow, tend and harvest a large number of open-pollinated vegetables in our organic gardens to enable them to make sense of debates over GMO’s, synthetic fertilizer, soil loss, high-yield crops, farm labor and land ownership. They will also participate in milking, gathering eggs, cooking and completing farm chores to help them make sense of debates about heritage breeds, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and feeding a growing global population. In this class all of us will learn by doing.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors and Seniors with "B" in prior year's History course

    Maximum enrollment: 18

    Instructor: S. Slafter

    Course dates:
    June 14 – July 15, Tuesday through Friday
    8:00am - 11:00am

    Location:  Slafter Greenhouse (adjacent to Sigall Building)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - Psychology

    UC approved course

    Psychology is a student-centered elective course that introduces the study of the human mind and influences upon human behavior. Rather than emphasizing tests and quizzes, students in this course will select from a wide range of projects to directly apply psychological concepts and principles and share them with their classmates. These include participating as a tutor in one of SHP’s Service Learning Department’s tutoring programs as well as a wide variety of other projects to choose from. At every juncture, students will be encouraged to take the opportunity to reflect upon their own childhood, personal motivations and social influences to ultimately make a meaningful analysis of their own personality development.

    Prerequisite: Rising Jr and Sr with "B" in prior year's History course

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: A. Del Rio

    In-Classroom dates:
    Tuesdays: June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19
    9:00am-12:00pm

    Tuesday, July 26: Final: Personal Portfolio
  • INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (Enrichment) - CANCELLED

    Not a UC Approved course

    Introduction to Public Speaking is a six-week, summer hybrid course (15 hrs. on campus for one week in June and 45 hrs. online during the rest of June and July) designed to introduce students to the principles of effective public speaking within a supportive learning environment. Specifically, students will learn how to effectively prepare and present oral presentations. While concepts such as overcoming fear of public speaking, speech organization, and critical thinking are covered, this is primarily a practice oriented course. Students’ grades are determined by several major speeches, quizzes, and module assignments. By emphasizing such skills as writing, organization, and presentation techniques, the class helps reinforce skills students will also use in other academic subjects.
     
    Prerequisite: None, open to rising freshmen 

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: S. McDade

    Orientation meeting: Monday, May 16

    In Classroom Dates:  
    Only the first week of classes: Monday, June 13 - Friday, July 17
    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Online Dates:
    Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 22
  • ACADEMIC EDGE - By Invitation Only

    Registration for Academic Edge will open after rising Freshman take their placement exams (Mid May). Invitees will get an invitation with directions on how to sign up for an Academic Edge class.

    Course Dates:
    Monday, July 25 - Friday, August 12

    Three week (not for credit) classes

    Current SHP students who are interested in getting ahead this summer and wish to take an Academic Edge course, should contact their current English, Math, or World Language teacher or the respective SHP Department Head. Academic Edge courses for rising freshman are not open to current Sacred Heart Middle School Students.

    Sacred Heart offers several summer courses that provide SHP students the opportunity to preview material covered in their fall semester classes. These courses are offered on an invitation basis. The courses are offered over three weeks during the beginning of August.

    There are maximum enrollment restrictions, please see the specific details under the course descriptions. Students may enroll in no more than 3 Academic Edge courses.

    Tuition:
    Tuition for Academic Edge is $600 per class. For students who wish to apply for financial aid for Summer School, please contact Carla Pascale in the Office of EJME at cpascale@shschools.org or 650-454-8312.

    English Courses:

    Pre-Freshman English
    The Academic Edge Pre-Freshman English Course is an intense preview of the beginning of the school year with daily reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar class work and homework that will develop student reading and writing skills as well as reinforce good study strategies.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: F. Picetti

    Course Times: 10:10am - 11:40am
    Section II added: 9:00am - 10:00am

    Pre-Sophomore English
    Pre-Sophomore English is designed to help students gain skills in thinking, writing, and speaking about literature. Students will practice skills such as paraphrasing, summarizing, interpreting, hypothesizing, and evaluating the forms and content of literature. The goal of the course is to provide rising 10th of their Sophomore U.S. Literature course, and to give them opportunities to strengthen reading and writing skills.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: M. Nagy

    Course Times: 10:10am - 11:40am

    Math Courses:

    Pre-Algebra 1
    The Academic Edge Pre-Algebra 1 Course is a preview of the beginning of the school year covering topics that will help the students develop mathematical strategies and skills to be successful in Algebra 1.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: S. Ramey

    Course Times: 8:30am - 10:00am

    Pre-Geometry
    This three-week course will preview some of the material from the first semester of Geometry. The course hopes to instill confidence in the student’s mathematical ability through early exposure to geometric vocabulary, logic, proofs, deductive reasoning, and problem solving. Through explorations, the course also hopes to develop interest and curiosity in Geometry. Finally, the course will provide a review of Algebra 1, investigations in critical thinking skills, and discussions on study skills.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: Jorge Reyes

    Course Times: 8:30am - 10:00am

    Pre- Algebra 2
    This three-week course will preview material to be covered in the first semester of Algebra 2. The course will strengthen the student's ability and confidence in key algebraic concepts like solving systems of equations, factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations, simplifying and solving rational expressions, simplifying radicals, exponents and other topics. Through activities and games, the course will support and grow the student's knowledge of Algebra while providing a fun, thought provoking atmosphere. On the last day, students will take a different version of the Algebra 2 readiness test to measure their progress.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: S. Bell

    Course Times: 8:30am - 10:00am

    World Language Courses:

    Spanish 1x
    Pre-Spanish 2 Summer Course: This course is for students who have already learned some Spanish, equivalent to level 1, but would like the opportunity to review and further practice some basic communicative expressions, vocabulary, and grammar. This short summer course will help students improve their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, in a fun and enriching context and, thus, be better prepared to join level 2-2H courses in the fall, contingent upon performance on an exit exam administered at the end of the summer course. All classes will involve face-to-face time and will take place during the afternoon.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: Lise Karna

    Course Times: 12:00-1:30pm

    French 1x
    Pre-French 2 Summer Course: This course is for students who have already learned some French, equivalent to level 1, but would like the opportunity to review and further practice some basic communicative expressions, vocabulary, and grammar. This short summer course will help students improve their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, in a fun and enriching context and, thus, be better prepared to join level 2-2H courses in the fall, contingent upon performance on an exit exam administered at the end of the summer course. All classes will involve face-to-face time and will take place during the afternoon.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: TBD

    Course Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Mandarin 1x
    Pre-Mandarin 2 Summer Course: This course is for students who have already learned some Mandarin, equivalent to level 1, but would like the opportunity to review and further practice some basic communicative expressions, vocabulary, and grammar. This short summer course will help students improve their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, in a fun and enriching context and, thus, be better prepared to join level 2-2H courses in the fall, contingent upon performance on an exit exam administered at the end of the summer course. All classes will involve face-to-face time and will take place during the afternoon.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: TBD

    Course Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Science Courses:

    Biology Prep
    The Academic Edge Pre-Biology Course is a preview of the beginning of the school year covering topics that will help the students develop scientific inquiry strategies and laboratory skills to be successful in Biology. Excerpts of the biology text will be introduced and will provide a framework for the course.

    Prerequisite: Invitation by SHP

    Maximum enrollment: 18

    Instructor: TBD

    Course times: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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  • Online Courses

    SHP offers semester long courses in English, Fine Art, Math, Religious Studies, Science and Social Science. These courses may fulfill graduation requirements and some may fulfill UC/CSU a-g subject area requirements. Each semester long summer course requires 60 hours of coursework including required online work and work in the classroom. Semester credit courses will last for 6 weeks  following the end of Spring semester. 18 max enrollment per course. Students may choose to take these courses during the summer for a variety of reasons and should work in tandem with their advisors when registering for these courses.
     
    Blended = at least 10% of time students are required to be in classroom with teacher.
    • Course Dates - 6 week blocks, 60 hours for semester long courses
    • Monday June 13th - Friday, July 22nd
      • Optional vacation days - Friday July 1st and/or Monday July 5th
      • "In classroom" dates will vary by teacher please see course specific information
      • Limit - one core academic course per student
      • Students may take both Public Speaking and a core course.
    Please note: The only courses open to non-SHP students are Geometry Jump and CS1. In order to receive credit for a course, students may only miss two (2) days of class and must pass the final exam. Final exams cannot be taken early and will not be rescheduled to accommodate absences. Non-SHP students must complete a transcript request form to receive and official transcript.
  • Course Withdrawal

    Students may withdraw from a course by the second week of class, there will be no refund of tuition after May 6, 2016.   The last day to withdraw from the course is Friday, June 24, 2016.

    If a student withdraws from a course after the second week of class, or fails to complete the course, the student will receive a "W" on their SHP transcript. If the course is being taken to fulfill a graduation requirement, the student will need to contact the Academic Advisor to adjust the Fall course schedule.
  • Tuition


    Summer School Courses: $1,100 per course
    (semester-long courses)

    Senior Writers Workshop: $900

    Geometry Jump: $1,500
    (year-long course)

    Academic Edge: $600 per class
    (three-week course)

    For students who wish to apply for financial aid for Summer School, please contact the Office of EJME at 
    cpascale@shschools.org or 650-454-8312.
  • Computer Use

    All students will need access to a computer or iPad for the duration of their summer course.  Please contact Dr. McDonald at amcdonald@shschools.org if you do not have access to technology during the summer.
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