X
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies. For information please read our Privacy Policy.
Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Academics
Preparatory

SHP Summer Academics

SHP SUMMER SESSION 2021

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. If pandemic conditions require it, a determination will be made at the beginning of May to shift summer courses to entirely online instruction.

While in-class meetings vary, per class, please note: all for-credit summer courses fit within a 6-week timeframe: June 7-July 16 and students are expected to keep up with work for the duration of the entire course, both online and in person. Please note specific dates and times for each course. Families should reserve these times on their student’s calendar as no synchronous class meetings will be scheduled outside these times, but also make sure students have time in their day to complete the balance coursework time (60 hours for semester courses, 120 for year-long). Teachers reserve the right to refine the class meeting schedule as summer approaches. The Senior Writers workshop, which awards no academic credit, takes place June 1-4 with check-ins throughout the summer. 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 space is not guaranteed.
 
Please contact Mr. Brady at dbrady@shschools.org to add your name to the waitlist.
 
Registration opens on February 22, 2021 at 6:00pm

Registration closes May 3, 2021 at 6:00pm.

Register after Feb 22 at 6pm

Academic Edge and Refresher Courses
Please note that the initial set of for-credit academic course offerings released February 2 do not include Academic Edge and other non-transcripted refresher courses, which we will continue to develop throughout the semester as student needs come into clearer focus. We are on track to release more details for these offerings in April. 
 
NEW Summer Intensives
In addition to transcripted summer academic courses and non-transcripted Academic Edge/refresher courses, SHP will offer a handful of on-campus Fine Arts and Creative Inquiry intensives that will allow students to develop critical skills, build community, and take advantage of our beautiful campus. Please note that intensives will only be offered if pandemic conditions allow for an in-person experience this summer. Registration is open to current 9-12 graders.

Register after Feb 22 at 6pm

ACADEMIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS SUMMER 2021

List of 12 items.

  • CI - Creative Inquiry - Design for Good

    Design for Good serves as a kind of “Creative Inquiry 101” that provides an introduction to design for students with any interest and of any skill level. Students will develop essential skills in design thinking, project management, communication, and reflection as they frame and execute a sustained creative project of any kind they choose: engineering/fabrication, media, leadership, and/or agronomy. Students may come with some idea of what they would like to do, but are encouraged to come open so that they may respond authentically to a real need in their community. Through the course of their project, students will develop specialized/technical skills as needed. Students may pursue projects individually or as a team, and are expected to take genuine responsibility for their project, exercising a significant degree of wise freedom throughout the course.

    Course Dates: June 7 - June 25 (3 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times: Weekday Afternoons
    Instructor: Dan Brady
    Attendance: No more than one (1) excused or unexcused on-campus class meeting absence is allowed.
    Tuition: $1,100
  • CS - Computer Science Principles

    Open to all SHP students, including Incoming Freshmen (with permission of School Counselor)

    This 60-hour semester course will introduce students to computational thinking while they explore their “digital world.” This course explores the history of computing, the Internet, human-computer interaction, computational problem solving, web design, hardware basics, data, digital literacy, ethical and appropriate uses of technology, and programming. Additionally, students will learn to manage a digital workflow through online organization and collaboration. While the course is not a full programming class, students will gain an understanding of programming through many small coding exercises, primarily using HTML5 and Python. Through project-based learning, students will answer questions such as: How do I make a web page? What happens when I connect to the Internet? Where/what is "the cloud"? What can I do with data? What is a computer program? How do computers and computer programs run? This course will be delivered in 6 modules that will be released on a weekly basis. Students will be expected to spend 2 hours per day watching videos, interacting with posts, and completing assignments. Students will need internet access as well as a laptop or desktop computer. 
    This course has UC approval.

    Course Dates: June 7 - June 25 (3 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times: 
    • Option 1: Weekdays, 9-11am
    • Option 2: Weekdays, 11am-1pm
    Course Instructors: Ms. Lan Pham and Ms. Robyn Monger Prerequisites: Sections are open to all SHP students, including rising Freshmen (with permission of School Counselor)
    Attendance: No more than one (1) excused or unexcused absence is allowed.
    Tuition: $1,100
  • ENGLISH - Senior Writers Workshop (Enrichment)

    This seminar 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 attributes. Instructors will provide editing suggestions and assistance throughout the writing process and will work in collaboration with our College Counseling Department.

    This course is open only for rising Seniors and offers no academic course credit. Please note that it does not take place during the regular summer session, when all for-credit summer session courses take place.
     
    Exact Dates: June 1-4 with check-ins throughout the summer
    Exact Times: TBD
    Instructors: Lisa Harper & Jake Moffat
    Tuition: $900
  • Health and Wellness - TWO SECTIONS

    Health & Wellness is a one semester requirement that is part of the school's overall commitment to providing students with ongoing opportunities to learn about health related topics and to reflect upon individual decision-making in the context of the SHP community and beyond. The emphasis of the program is to promote balance, safety, self-reflection, and the skills to navigate various situations and decisions that students may encounter throughout their teenage years. A major goal of the course is to build healthy communities where individuals look out for one another and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. Topics of the course include: Adolescent Development, Identity, Conformity & Bystander Effects, Physical Health, Mental Health, Relationships, Communication, Substance Use, Sexual Health, Technology & Social Media.
    This course has UC approval.

    Registration is by invitation only, with permission of school counselor.

    Exact Dates/Times: TBD 
    Instructor(s): TBD
    Prerequisites: Rising Sophomores or Incoming Freshmen (with permission of School Counselor)
    Attendance: No more than one (1) excused or unexcused absence is allowed.
    Tuition: This is a required course that must be taken before the sophomore year, so SHP summer tuition will be covered by the school.
  • MATH - Geometry Jump

    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.
    This is a UC approved course.
    This course is open only to rising Sophomores.
     
    Course Dates: June 7 - July 16 (6 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times:
    Weekdays, 9am-12pm
    Instructor: Laura Gremett 
    Prerequisites: for SHP students an A- or higher both semesters of Algebra I; for non SHP students an A in both semesters of Algebra I and a letter of recommendation from current Algebra I teacher
    Attendance: No more than two (2) excused or unexcused absences are allowed; SHP will call parents if attendance becomes an issue and a third absence will result in withdrawal from the course.
    Tuition: $1,500
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - History of the Church

    Like its parent faith, Judaism, Catholicism is a deeply historical religion.  The Church community’s relationship with society, spiritual life, its understanding of the Gospel message, conception of mission and discipleship, and organization today are based on two millennia of reflective dialogue.  This course is a critical study of that dialog from the New Testament origins of the Christian community to the present day. We will explore the Church in history: its nature and meaning, images, marks, life and ministry, guide to moral life, and the role of prayer. 
     
    This course is open only to rising Seniors.
     
    Course Dates: June 7 - July 16 (6 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times: Weekdays, 9-11am 
    Instructor: Ms. Virginia Boesen
    Attendance: No more than one (1) excused or unexcused on-campus class meeting absence is allowed.
    Tuition: $1,100
  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - Social Ethics

    This course examines the scriptural and traditional underpinnings of a “faith that does justice” and analyzes social ethics as based on a conscious sense of responsibility to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We extend this examination 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 Catholic Social Teaching and our response to 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.
    This course has UC approval.
    This course is open only to rising Juniors.
     
    Course Dates: June 7 - July 2 (4 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times:
    • Weekdays, 9-11am + required Urban Plunge
    Instructors: Ms. Jessica Mueller and Mr. Matt Carroll
    Tuition: $1,100

  • RELIGIOUS STUDIES - World Religions

    This course focuses on the ways in which important spiritual truths are found in non-Christian religions. Students learn the practice of interreligious dialogue, including the dialogue of scholars and theologians and the dialogue of shared spiritual experience. In addition, gaining accurate knowledge of other religions and cultures is a significant aspect of the course. Students come to recognize the ways in which other systems of belief and practice differ from Catholicism.
    This course has UC approval.

    This course is open only to rising Juniors.

    Provisional Course Dates: June 7 - July 16 (6 weeks)
    Provisional Synchronous Meeting Times: Weekdays, 9-11am 
    Instructor(s): Kristen Kelly
    Attendance: No more than one (1) excused or unexcused absence is allowed.
    Tuition: $1,100
  • SCIENCE - Physics

    This course covers the same material as a full-year high school physics course in a very intensive fashion. Physics is an introductory course that explores the concepts of motion, mechanics, sound, electricity, and optics. Both conceptual and mathematical aspects of physics are covered and extensive demonstration and laboratory work are included. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and problem solving. This course will also include using scientific writing skills and graphical analysis to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the physical world. Throughout the course, there is a committed and consistent effort to use algebraic and trigonometric skills in the context of solving physics problems.
    This is a UC approved course.
     
    This course is open only to rising Juniors and Seniors.
     
    Exact Dates/Times: TBD
    Provisional Course Dates: June 7 - July 2 (4 weeks)
    Provisional Synchronous Meeting Times:
    9am-3pm
    Instructor: Riaz Abdulla
    Prerequisites
    : Placement based on diagnostic assessment and recommendations of previous Science and Math teachers; Completion of Biology, Chemistry or Chemistry Honors; B- or better in Algebra II
    Attendance: No more than two (2) excused or unexcused absences are allowed; SHP will call parents if attendance becomes an issue and a third absence will result in withdrawal from the course.
    Tuition: $1,500
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE - Psychology

    Psychology focuses on the fundamental question, "Why do we do what we do?" In this course, we will examine human thought and behavior through reading, discussion, writing, and research. Our investigation will include questions like: How does the brain work? How do we learn and remember? How much are we influenced by our surroundings, and how much are we influenced by in-born traits? How does the presence of others influence our behavior? How can the tools of psychology help us achieve wellness and wholeness? Six on-campus meetings will be held on-campus, and independent assignments must be completed between class sessions.
    This course has UC approval.

    This course is open only to rising Juniors and Seniors.

    Course Dates: June 9 - July 14 (6 weeks)
    Synchronous Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 9-11:30am (June 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7 and 14)
    Instructor: Lindsay Phillips
    Tuition: $1,100
  • GOA - Summer Classes (Enrichment Only) - TBD

    This is for reference only - to be updated in April 2021
    Registration is done separately for GOA classes.
    Tuition for GOA is $1,100 per course and courses are enrichment electives that do not bear credit for SHP graduation requirements. For questions about taking GOA courses and the impact on their SHP transcript, students should speak with their School Counselor and/or College Counselor.

    GOA Catalog >>
  • SOPHIECONNECT - Enrichment Only TBD

    This is for reference only. TBD in April 2021
    2020 Summer SophieConnect Class Offerings >>

    SHS partners with other Sacred Heart Network schools through the SophieConnect program.

Summer Intensive Descriptions 2021

List of 7 items.

  • Band/Orchestra -- Advanced Band and Orchestra Camp

    Intended for students in grades eight and above at an intermediate to advanced level. A repertoire- and technique-heavy experience. Sections focus on building technique at a
    higher level to be applied to their daily music-making, and to the ensemble preparation of pieces. Each ensemble prepares between three and six pieces of repertoire for an open performance at the end of each week, and sections prepare at least one piece for a mid-week concert in the second week of the program. Full ensemble repertoire selected for each ensemble draws from standard literature, as well as contemporary arrangements appropriate for the ensemble.

    This program features local experts on each instrument leading sectionals, guest clinicians in rehearsals, and an unforgettable community experience through music.

    All SHP students who have taken Concert Band or Symphony for at least one school year at any point qualify to take this class. Rising freshmen, as well as rising eighth-graders, may additionally enroll.

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates: June 7 - June 25 (3 weeks)
    Meeting Times: All Day (Potential shift to afternoon)
    Instructor: Sadie Queally-Sammut
    Tuition: $500
  • Band/Orchestra -- Beginning Band and Orchestra Camp

    Intended for students grades eight and above with NO prior instrumental music
    experience. All band and orchestra instruments are offered. This program covers the basics of making music, such as reading music, rhythms, and beginning techniques. 

    Any current (or rising) eighth-grader or SHP student may enroll in this program. This
    program welcomes music enthusiasts, students curious about instrumental music, and
    anyone who just wants to have fun making music! Additionally, any student who already
    plays an instrument is also welcome to come and learn a new instrument.

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates:  June 28 - July 09 (2 weeks)
    Meeting Times: All Day (Potential shift to afternoon)
    Instructor: Sadie Queally-Sammut
    Tuition: $275
  • Choir -- Choir Camp

    Intended for students at an intermediate to advanced level. A repertoire- and technique-heavy experience. Sections focus on building technique at a higher level to be applied to their daily music-making, and to the ensemble preparation of pieces. Each ensemble prepares between three and six pieces of repertoire for an open performance at the end of each week. 

    All SHP students who have taken Chorus or Advanced Chorus for at least one year at any point qualify to take this class. Rising eighth graders and above may enroll. Any current (or rising) eighth-grader or SHP student may enroll in this program. This program welcomes music enthusiasts, students curious about choral music, and anyone who just wants to have fun making music!

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates:  June 7 - June 19 (2 weeks)
    Meeting Times: Weekday Afternoons
    Instructor: Clem Cano
    Tuition: $275
  • Creative Inquiry -- Fabrication

    Learn to build something from scratch in Sacred Heart’s state-of-the-art makerspace and fabrication shop. We will learn how to use all the tools in the shop and develop essential skills, then explore new ideas and concepts as you design and build something that you’re passionate about. In the process, you’ll learn out to develop your ideas from start to finish--and make something you can show off to your friends and family.

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates:  June 7 - 15 (3 weeks)
    Meeting Times: Weekday afternoons
    Instructor: Alex Bucur
    Tuition: $325
  • Dance -- The Performance Dance Camp

    The Performance Dance Camp is designed for students who have creative minds, a love for movement, and a desire to achieve excellence. The camp focuses on the student who is beyond recreational dance and is willing to explore and embrace the challenges of different dance disciplines. A wide variety of disciplines will be taught by resident teachers and visiting guest teachers and choreographers. Some dance background preferred.

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates:  June 7 - June 19 (2 weeks)
    Meeting Times: Weekday Afternoons
    Instructor: Matthew Montenegro
    Tuition: $275
  • Drama -- Shakespeare in the Park

    Shakespeare in the Park is a 4-week Summer course, offering students an opportunity to analyze text, study iambic pentameter, speaking in verse, character work, and rehearsal; all culminating in the performance of an abridged version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, fully staged on the campus grounds. SIP is not offered for Fine Arts credit, but rather an enrichment experience for students ages 13 and up. 

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates:  June 14 - July 9 (4 weeks)
    Meeting Times: Weekday Afternoons
    Instructor: Jeff Adams
    Tuition:$375
  • Technical Theater -- Scenic Painting and Prop Design/Building + Fabrication

    Students will learn how to research and design a scenic rendering as well as learn to scale up the design and transfer to a full-scaled canvas backdrop to add as scenic elements for the Summer Acting class workshop. Students will also pull, design, and build props as needed for use with the Summer Acting class workshop.

    Please note that this intensive will only run if pandemic conditions allow an on-campus, in person experience. It is for enrichment only.

    Intensive Dates: June 21 - July 16 (4 weeks)
    Meeting Times: 2-3 weekday afternoons per week
    Instructor: Fred Eiras
    Tuition: $325

Summer School Contact

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Daniel Brady

    Daniel Brady 

    Asst. Principal of Strategic Projects & Creative Inquiry Department Head - SHP

Academic Edge Contact

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Anna McDonald

    Anna McDonald Ed.D., ET/P 

    Educational Therapist - SHP

List of 4 items.

  • Course Information

    Each semester-long summer course requires 60 hours of coursework including required online work and work in the classroom. Geometry Jump and Physics are year-long courses. (These courses require 120 hours of coursework). While in-class meetings vary, per class, please note: all for-credit summer courses fit within a 6-week timeframe and students are expected to keep up with work for the duration of the entire course, both online and in person (if conditions permit). Students should check with the course instructor directly for questions about the summer schedule.
     
    Credit bearing courses will last up to 6 weeks following the end of Spring semester. 18 max enrollment per course, unless otherwise noted. Students may choose to take these courses during the summer for a variety of reasons and should work in tandem with their School Counselors when registering for these courses.
    • Course Dates - 6 week blocks, 60 hours for semester long courses; 120 hours for Geo Jump and Physics
    • Monday June 7 - Friday, July 16, 2020
    • Synchronous “in classroom” dates will vary by teacher; please see course specific information. Note that less synchronous time means more asynchronous homework. All semester courses total 60 hours coursework, year-long 120 hours.
    • Students may enroll in more than one offering, if scheduling of synchronous meetings does not conflict. 
    Please note: The only course open to non-SHP students is Geometry Jump. In order to receive credit for a course, students may miss no more than 10% of in-class meetings and must pass the final exam.  Final exams cannot be taken early and will not be rescheduled to accommodate absences. Due to the blended nature of summer courses, in-class meetings are very important.  For semester long classes, students may have one (1) excused or unexcused absence. For Geometry Jump, two (2) absences are allowed.  Non-SHP students must complete a transcript request form to receive an official summer school transcript from SHP.
  • Course Withdrawal

    Students may cancel enrollment anytime before summer school begins. The last day you may cancel a class and receive a refund is Monday, May 3, 2020. A $100 fee will be deducted from the refund for any class you cancel. No refunds will be given for classes cancelled after the May 3 deadline. Students may drop from a course in the first two weeks of class. The last day to drop a course is Friday, June 18, 2021.

    If a student withdraws from a summer school course after the second week of instruction, the student will receive a "W" on their SHP transcript.  Withdrawals are not allowed beyond the third week of instruction for any reason.  If the course is being taken to fulfill a graduation requirement, the student will need to contact the School Counselor to adjust the Fall course schedule.
  • Tuition

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

    Senior Writers Workshop: $900

    Geometry Jump and Physics: $1,500
    (year-long courses)

    Summer Intensives: $275-500

    Academic Edge & Refresher Courses: TBD
    Summer Intensives: TBD

    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 Mr. Brady at dbrady@shschools.org if you do not have access to technology during the summer.

SHP Summer School Policies

Where Scholarship and Values Matter
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12