Fall Courses

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Virtual Saints offers competitively priced, for-credit virtual classes during the school year to our current Saints community and to students from other schools in grades 9-12. This program will serve academically motivated students who wish to complete a required course to create more room in their regular schedule, or take a high-interest elective course that is typically not offered during the school year. Participating in this program will create more opportunities for students to take a wide array of specialized classes later in their high school years.

The dates for Fall Virtual Saints courses are September 8 – December 11, 2020.

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  • Psychology

    Instructor: Emily Philpott
    Materials: All course materials provided by teacher
    Grade Level: 9th-12th
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm CST
    Have you ever wondered why you think and act the way you do? Or how to critically examine the research studies that you so often read about or see in the news? If these questions pique your curiosity, then this course is for you! We will study topics such as psychological disorders, memory, personality, sensation and perception, neuroscience, motivation, emotion, social psychology, intelligence, and child development. Throughout the course, you will be actively involved in experiments and activities, employ psychological research methods, and discuss ethical considerations. At the end of the course you will be better able to understand, explain, and predict human behavior. The weekly topics include:

    • Psychological Research Methods and Ethics
    • The Biological Basis of Behavior (Neuroscience)
    • Social Psychology
    • Personality
    • Development Through the Lifespan
    • Learning: Classical and Operant Conditioning
    • Sensation and Perception
    • States of Consciousness
    • Cognition
    • Motivation
    • Emotion
    • Psychology Disorders
    • Biomedical and Psychotherapy
  • Modern Germany: World War I to the Present

    Instructor: Emily Philpott
    Materials: All materials will be provided by the teacher
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Synchronous Meeting Time: Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 AM CST (to allow for collaboration with guest speakers in Germany due to the time difference)
    This course will trace modern world events and movements through the lens of Germany. In partnership with the Transatlantic Outreach Program, students will have access to the most recent scholarship, experts in the field, and virtual experiences from within Germany. Founded in 2002, TOP seeks to be the leading provider of curriculum and experiences relevant to contemporary Germany and their partners include the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation. This course begins with World War I and concludes with Germany’s perspective on current global issues. Weekly topics include:

    • Germany and World War I
    • The Rise of Fascism
    • The Holocaust
    • The Berlin Wall and the Division of Europe
    • Life in the GDR and Cold War Turning Points
    • Two Germanys Become One
    • Germany’s Multi-party Political System
    • Germany and the European Union
    • Made in Germany:  The Apprenticeship Program
    • Germany and Immigration
    • Exploring Remembrance Culture in Germany
    • Germany and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Model of Sustainable Progress
    • Black Lives Matter: The Movement in the German Context

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001