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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 2017 INFORMATION - Monday, June 12 - Friday, July 21, 2017

We foresee Social Ethics filling up quickly. If you do not get into the class, please email the teacher to be put on the wait list.

Registration deadline (excluding Academic Edge classes)
Registration will open at 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The registration deadline is 6:00pm on Friday, May 12, 2017. 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 2017

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  • 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.

    In class writing days June 6 and 7 August 15 and 16 all from 9AM-3PM
    Virtual Writing Deadline / Check in date July 15th

    Prerequisite: Rising Seniors

    Maximum Enrollment: 20

  • ENGLISH - English 4 - Nature Writers

    (Summer 2017 only)
    Nature Writers is a senior elective that offers students an in-depth look at the tradition of writing about nature in America--and the chance to participate in this tradition themselves. In a series of units organized around the natural landscape of the Bay Area, students will read, visit, and write about their natural environment. Reading will be comprised of essays, poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction and will range from the founding classics of the genre to the contemporary works, like Jonathan Krakauer’s Into the Wild, that have compelled and inspired a new generation of readers. Student writing will respond reflectively and critically to the course reading and will examine their own place in the natural world. Journals, personal narratives, and reflective essays will complement traditional critical analysis of the course works and themes. The course will ask students to read and write independently, in the classroom community, and in nature, guiding them toward greater independence and increased immersion in the natural world, even as they are supported by and engaged in the classroom community.

    Course Details:
    Excursion/Field trips will be approximately 4 hours of "class" time, not including travel time. 10am-2pm
    Wednesday, June 21: Flora and Fauna: Excursion: Golden Gate Park
    Wednesday, June 28: Land: Tentative Excursion: Mount Tamalpais
    Wednesday, July 5: Sea: Excursion: Half Moon Bay
    Wednesday, July 12: Sky: Tentative Excursion: Observatory (likely an evening)


    Prerequisite: None. Only open to rising Seniors.

    Maximum enrollment: 18

    Instructor: L. Harper
  • 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.

    Course Dates: Monday through Friday 8:30am -12:30pm June 12-July 21

    Instructors: J. Gilmore and L. Huang

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

  • 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

    Course Meet Dates: June 12-16 9am to 3pm all days

    Prerequisite: Rising Seniors

    Maximum Enrollment: 
    18

    Instructor: K. Hennessey
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Social Ethics Section I

    UC approved course
    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.
    Summer Social Ethics affords us the opportunity to match our increasing social awareness with action. As such, service will be a part of our curriculum. Students are expected to complete 1 week of service (apprx. 15-30 hours) at either the Peninsula Bridge Program at SHP or at Catholic Charities at St. Francis of Assisi Youth Center in East Palo Alto. Placements with these reciprocal partners ensure that students have valuable context for lessons on educational inequality, immigration, and social identity. Community partners receive dedicated, thoughtful volunteers for whom service is integral, graded part of the course. Dates for this service are flexible but must take place during summer program dates (June 26-July 28 for Bridge; Catholic Charities dates have yet to be announced but are similar to Bridge and will be updated when available).
    Key Dates.
    Week 1: June 12-16: online format. Reliable and regular internet required.
    Week 2: June 19-22, 9 AM - 3 PM: Face-to-Face Dates @ SHP
    June 23, 9 AM – 2 PM (Bridge volunteers only).
    Weeks 3-6: June 26-July 21: online format. Reliable and regular internet connection required.

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors

    Instructor: M. Carroll

    Maximum Enrollment: 18
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Social Ethics - Section II

    UC approved course
    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.
    Summer Social Ethics affords us an incredible opportunity to experience education without walls! This summer course will be filled with site-visits which will allow you to learn directly from people in our Bay Area community who experience social injustice. In order to help you reflect on your own call to be a change-maker, we will also meet and learn from community members who are working actively in solidarity to change social structures that maintain injustice.

    Prep Meeting:
    Thursday, June TBD Groundwork for the Summer Course (30min)

    Week #1: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching and Social Analysis
    Monday, June 12 *8am-4pm St. Anthony’s Dining Room & Coalition for Homeless in SF
    Tuesday, June 13 9am-2pm Sacred Heart Prep
    Wednesday, June 14 9am-2pm Catherine’s Center, Sacred Heart Prep
    Thursday, June 15 9am-2pm St. Francis RWC, Sacred Heart Prep
    Friday, June 16 9am-2pm Sacred Heart Prep

    Week #2: Social Identity, Discrimination, & Solidarity
    Tuesday, June 20 9am-2pm Sacred Heart Prep
    Wednesday, June 21 9am-2pm Site Visits in SF: Immigrant, LGBTQ, Disabled Identities
    Thursday, June 22 9am-2pm SHP, Site Visits to EPA (Race/Housing/Education)
    Friday, June 23 *9am-12pm Sacred Heart Prep, Guest Speaker
    Week #3: Immigration - Push/Pull Factors, Detention/Deportation, Catholic Responses
    Tuesday, June 27 *9am-4pm Site Visits & Guest Speakers in RWC & SF
    Wednesday, June 28 9am-2pm Sacred Heart Prep
    Thursday, June 29 9am-2pm SHP, Senator Feinstein’s Office

    Week #4-6: Online only, Google Hangouts as assigned
    Week #4: Race, Mass Incarceration, and Restorative Justice
    Week #5: Economic Poverty & Worker’s Rights
    Week #6: Individual Research and Advocacy

    Prerequisite: Rising Juniors

    Instructor: J. Mueller

    Maximum Enrollment: 18
  • SCIENCE - Science of Sports Nutrition

    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.

    Meeting Dates:  Wednesdays, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19

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

    Instructor
    : M. Beck

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

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

    Course Details: The course will be taught primarily online with two mandatory class meetings, an Introductory meeting Tuesday, May 30 and a mandatory in-class final exam on Friday, July 21. The teacher will be available for meeting one day per week with the date posted in Schoology and all students must make at least two of these additional meetings during the course.

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: B. Hunter
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - Cognitive Psychology

    (Summer 2017 only)
    UC approval of this course is pending.
    This on-line and blended learning experience will give students the opportunity to investigate Intelligence, learning differences, the foundations of special education (law and pedagogy), and the multi facets of executive function. These topics will work together to illustrate what it means for every student to learn. Through the understanding of challenges that span from attention to reading comprehension the students enrolled in the course will experiment and practice interventions and one-on-one best-teaching practices that support student learning and promote access in the classroom. Students enrolled in Cognitive Psychology will be expected to complete a 6-10 page research paper which will enable them to gain a deeper understanding of a topic such as memory, cognition, reading comprehension, learning differences or special education law. They will also be asked to share their original analysis with their classmates in order to improve their research and writing skills. Students in this course will also be expected to use their experience working one on one with a middle school student to highlight the in-action experience of cognitive psychology. UC approval of this course is pending.


    Date/time
    Topic
    WEEK 1
    Monday, June 12,  10am - 12pm
    Tuesday, June 13 10am - 12pm
    C. 10 - Intelligence
    Wednesday, June 14 2 -4pm*
    Thursday, June 15 10am - 12pm
    C. 7 - Learning
    Friday, June 16 10am - 12pm
    C. 8 Memory, Cognitive Load Theory
    WEEK 2
    Classroom TA - 8:30 - 10am
    Monday, June 19 10am - 12pm
    C. 8 cont.
    Tuesday, June 20 10am - 12pm
    Wednesday, June 21 10 - 12pm
    C. 9 Language, Reading, Literacy
    Thursday, June 22 10 - 12pm
    Friday, June 22
    Learning differences, Ach testing
    WEEK 3
    Classroom TA - 8:30 - 10am
    Monday, June 26 10 - 12pm
    Tuesday, June 27 10 - 12pm
    time management & Accommodations
    Wednesday, June 28 10 - 12pm
    Thursday, June 29 10 - 12pm
    Research paper & topics & Student reports
    Friday, June 30 10 - 12pm
    final meeting before
    WEEKS 4 - 6
    Classroom TA - 8:30 - 10am (if needed)
    July 3 - 21
    Various topics as assigned by teacher
    Research papers, asynchronous presentations, online class discussions, reading as assigned


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

    Maximum Enrollment: 18

    Instructor: E. Barry

  • 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 24 - Friday, August 11

    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 Cecilia Munguia in the Office of EJME at cmunguia@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: D. Jordan

    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: TBD

    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

    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 12 - Friday, July 21, 2017
      • Vacation Days - TBD
      • "In classroom" dates will vary by teacher please see course specific information
      • Limit - one core academic course per student
    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 12, 2017 at 6:00p.m.   The last day to withdraw from the course is Friday, June 23, 2017.

    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 
    cmunguia@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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