Spring Courses

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Virtual Saints re-imagines teaching and learning to allow students the flexibility to participate from anywhere in the world and to complete the work within their own schedules. Combining both real time meetings with at your own pace activities and assignments, St. Andrew’s teachers will leverage the best pedagogical practices with new technology to design a unique and engaging experience for all. In addition, students can expect to have weekly individual virtual meetings with teachers to receive further guidance and feedback, for a truly personalized learning experience. Required real time meetings (for whole class instruction, small group collaboration/discussion, or one-on-one consultation with faculty) will take place within a window of time outside of the traditional school day. Students can expect an average of 5 hours of work each week including the class meeting, with most of that time devoted to asynchronous activities.

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  • Advanced Placement Human Geography

    Instructor: Donna Patrick
    • De Blij, H.J., Alexander B. Murphy, and Erin H. Fouberg. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th ed.
    • Diamond, Jared.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies.
    • Grant, Richard. Dispatches from Pluto.
    Grade Level: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    Advanced Placement Human Geography is organized around seven basic instructional units, drawn directly from the College Board curricular guidelines:
    1. Geography – its nature and perspectives
    2. Population
    3. Cultural patterns and processes
    4. Political organization of space
    5. Agricultural and rural land use
    6. Industrialization and economic development
    7. Cities and urban land use 
    The first unit introduces the students to geography as a field and to its key concepts, methods, and skills, including “how to use and think about maps and spatial data, how to understand and interpret the implications of associations among phenomena in places, how to recognize and interpret at different scale the relationships among patterns and processes, how to define regions and evaluate the regionalization process, and how to character and analyze changing interconnections among places.” The second unit focuses on population, including density, distribution, growth, and movement. The third unit examines cultural concepts, patterns, processes, practices, and landscapes. The fourth unit focuses on territory and the political organization of space, including the emergence of nation-states and alternative political-territorial arrangements. The fifth unit explores agriculture and rural land use, emphasizing different agricultural regions and revolutions. The sixth unit focuses on the processes and patterns of industrialization and economic development. The seventh unit examines urban land use and the origin and evolution of cities over time.
  • Coding in Python: A Beginner to Intermediate Coding Course

    Instructor: Price Chadwick
    Materials: A PC or MAC for coding plus a secondary device for connecting to the class and viewing the instructor's screen. The secondary device could be a secondary monitor, an iPad, or a second laptop or computer (including Chromebook). Unless you have a very large computer screen, it will be hard to view the instructor's screen and your coding screen on a single laptop monitor.
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    Python is, currently, the most popular programming language in the world. Used in web applications, data analytics, games, and networking, Python is a great language to learn. Because of its simplicity in terms of command structure, Python is incredibly readable and logical. This course is designed for a range of students from those who have no coding experience all the way to intermediate coders with experience in other languages. Because many of the lessons may be completed at the student's own pace, more advanced students will be given more advanced challenges while novice coders can feel comfortable learning the basics.
  • The Cold War: American Foreign Policy, 1945-1991

    Instructor: Jim Foley
    Grade Levels: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    This course examines the development of this historical era from its beginnings during the Grand Alliance of World War Two, to its outbreak in the immediate post-war period, through detente and into the end of the Cold War with the end of Soviet rule in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Students learn about the political, military, diplomatic, and cultural dimensions to the Cold War.
  • Photoshop

    Instructor: Emmi Sprayberry
    Grade Levels: 11th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    Students would explore a more in-depth approach to Digital Manipulation via Photoshop.
  • Timeless Jane Austen

    Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Brown
    Grade Levels: 12th
    Tuition: $475
    Jane Austen, who died 204 years ago this July, remains one of the most popular authors in the world. She only wrote six complete novels, but all continue to be read  and studied widely. In this class we will begin with a biography of Austen in order to examine her life and career, and then read two of her novels: Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. In addition, students also will read an “Austen-inspired” work, literary criticism, and view clips from modern film adaptations of the two novels in order to attempt to understand her enduring popularity.
  • Songwriters and Song Writing

    Instructor: Scott Albert Johnson
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th
    Tuition: $475
    Songwriters and Songwriting will be an elective course that combines a survey of some of the great songwriters of the last 100 years (from multiple genres) with a component in which students write their own song(s). Students will use as their primary textbook "Songwriters on Songwriting" by Paul Zollo and his sequel, "More Songwriters on Songwriting," which include interviews with well-known artists (including Bob Dylan, Kenny Gamble, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Herbie Hancock and many more) about their creative process.  Students will explicate the lyrics of well-known songs, from the Jazz Age to modern hip-hop and everything in between. They will also have a project where they write their own song, either individually or in partnership with another student. While the primary focus will be on the lyrical aspect of songwriting, students will also be expected to understand basic musical structure and (very light) theory.

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