Summer 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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  • Algebra I

    Algebra 1 is designed to give students a foundation for all future mathematics courses. The fundamentals of algebraic problem-solving are explained. Concepts to be studied will include foundations of Algebra, solving equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials and factoring, radical expressions and equations, introduction to exponential functions, and data analysis and probability using real world data. Algebra 1 in a summer school environment is designed to complete a year-long Algebra 1 class in an accelerated six-week time frame. In order to be successful in this course, the student needs a strong background in Pre-Algebra and a consistent work ethic.
  • Honors Algebra II

    Honors Algebra 2 provides an in-depth study of the parent functions, their transformations, applications, and algebraic properties which provides a solid background for students moving into Honors Precalculus. The summer course will move at a fast pace covering a minimum of one chapter per week for six weeks.
  • Honors Geometry

    Geometry provides an in-depth study of Euclidean Geometry. Concepts to be studied will include a quick review of linear equations from Algebra 1, inductive reasoning, angle relationships, congruence and similarity, solving problems using properties (triangles, polygons, and circles), three dimensional figures, and transformations. In order to be successful in this course, the student needs a strong background in Algebra and a consistent work ethic.
  • Honors Pre-Cal

    Honors Precalculus is an intensive study of the parent functions, including trigonometric functions, from both an algebraic and geometric viewpoint in preparation for the study of calculus. The summer course will move at a fast pace covering two sections per day for six weeks.
  • Coding with Python: A Beginner to Intermediate Coding Course

    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 students own pace, more advanced students will be given more advanced challenges while novice coders can feel comfortable learning the basics.
  • Spanish I

    This is an intensive course that focuses on introducing students to basic concepts of the Spanish language both grammar, vocabulary, and the four skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Additionally, students will be introduced to the Spanish-speaking world cultures and practices. This course will prepare students for the successful completion of Spanish II in the fall.
  • Spanish II

    This is an intensive course that focuses on improving students’ language skills and concepts learned in level 1. This intensive course will continue to emphasize the fundamentals of the Spanish language and to challenge students to increase the breadth and complexity of their language skills. Students will be prepared to start Spanish III in the fall.
  • Spanish III

    This is an intensive course that focuses on improving students’ language skills and concepts learned in the previous 2 levels. The program is standards-based, organized thematically to include real-life thematic and cultural contexts. Students will have opportunities to interact in the target language to solidify culturally appropriate communication skills using authentic materials. Students should be ready for level 4 during the fall semester upon successful completion of the course.
  • French I

    This is an intensive course that focuses on introducing students to basic concepts of the French language both grammar, vocabulary, and the four skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Additionally, students will be introduced to the French-speaking world cultures and practices. This course will prepare students for admission into French II in the fall.
  • Global Studies

    This course is designed to expand your understanding of our world and introduce you to the field of global studies by examining both the possibilities and ethical responsibilities that come with this interconnectedness. We will focus on topics such as human rights, war and peace, migration, the environment, identity and culture, population and resources, trade and the economy, and government. I am excited to leverage technology to connect to people and organizations around the world as we also consider the impact of all of this on our local communities.
  • A Nation Divided: The Literature of Civil Rights in the Modern US

    The story of equality in America is a tale of achingly slow but steady progress. From theCivil War to the present day, the path toward equal rights has never been direct or secure.This semester course is designed as an interdisciplinary exploration of the quest for civil rights throughout the 19th and 20th centuries as it relates to African Americans, women, Native Americans, Asian Americans, migrant workers and the LGBTQ community. Special focus will be given to the indelible role that the deep South played in the struggle. Students will work with various texts including Supreme Court Cases, memoire, essays, poetry, short fiction, and primary source documents. Additionally, students will design and implement their own oral history projects as a culmination to the class.
  • Global Voices of Oppression: Literature for Social Justice

    This English course is designed as a survey of literature that focuses on expressions of oppression. From protest to processing, persecuted populations have created many mechanisms to give voice to their suffering. Books, memoires, songs, short stories, and documentaries will all be used to discover the truth of personal experience.
  • Psychology

    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 summer you will be better able to understand, explain, and predict human behavior.

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