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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.

Registration for summer courses is currently closed.

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  • Algebra I

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 8th – 9th Grades
    Teacher: Kim Widdig (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Material required for course:
    Graphing Calculator (TI-84 recommended)
    Notebook, pencils, paper, graph paper
    Textbook: TBD

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Honors Algebra II

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 am CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th – 10th Grades
    Teacher: Trish Martin (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    Honors Algebra II is a full-year credit course that 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.

    Material required for course:
    Graphing calculator (TI-84 recommended)
    Notebook, pencils, paper
    Textbook: Can be downloaded for free here. College Algebra from OpenStax, ISBN 9781938168383. Textbook is also available on Amazon.

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Introduction to Statistics

    Dates: July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 7th – 9th Grades
    Teacher: Clay Elliott (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 (Enroll by May 15), $462.50 (Enroll May 16-31), $500 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
    Introduction to Statistics is a three week course designed to expose students to concepts in statistics and probability that will extend their understanding of Mathematics in general and deepen their ability to understand and analyze research and data. The course will be based on the highly regarded series "Against All Odds: Inside Statistics" from Annenberg Learner.  Students will be given lessons, feedback, and support from the teacher through both full class and individual sessions. During the final week of the course, students will create their own statistics-based projects. Topics covered will include standard deviation, normal curves, correlation, probability, understanding distributions, experimental design, and many others. Students who complete the course should be well prepared to excel in an AP Statistics class, will have improved their general math skills and conceptual understanding, and should be stronger researchers and analyzers of data.

    Materials Required for the Course:
    Pencils
    Access to a printer
    Graph paper
    Notebook
    No textbook needed as Against All Odds is available at no cost online.

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions.  
  • Honors Geometry

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th-10th Grades
    Teacher: Kim Widdig (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    Honors 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. Honors Geometry in a summer school environment is designed to complete a year-long Honors Geometry class in an accelerated six-week time frame. In order to be successful in this course, the student needs a strong background in Algebra and a consistent work ethic.

    Materials required for this course:
    Scientific Calculator
    Notebook, pencils, paper, graphing paper, compass, protractor Textbook: TBD

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Honors Pre-Cal

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 10th – 11th Grades
    Teacher: Trish Martin (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Material required for course:
    Graphing calculator (TI-84 recommended)
    Notebook, pencils, paper
    Textbook: Can be downloaded for free here. Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions by David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen, ISBN 9781481975285. Textbook is also available on Amazon for about $15.

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Spanish II

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th – 11th Grades
    Teacher: Przemek Tokarski (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Required Materials
    Working computer with a recording program (microphone, headphone and speakers)
    Textbook:
    EntreCulturas 2, Español  One-Year Softcover Print and Digital Student PackageISBN: 9781942400547
    Can be purchased here  

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Spanish III

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th – 11th Grades
    Teacher: Nancy Rivas (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Required Materials
    Working computer with a recording program (microphone, headphone and speakers)
    Textbook:

    EntreCulturas 3, Español  One-Year Softcover Print and Digital Student Package. ISBN: 9781942400639
    Can be purchased here 


    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • French I

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th Grade
    Teacher: Wesley Saylor (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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 the successful completion of French II in the fall.

    Materials required for the course:
    Working computer with a recording program (microphone, headphones, & speakers)
    Textbook: D’accord Level 1, ISBN 978-1-68005-799-7 (Comes with online code for audio files & videos & exercises). Can be purchased here.
    Notebook, paper, pencils

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Psychology

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 9th – 12th Grades
    Teacher: Emily Philpott (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $850 (Enroll by May 15), $950 (Enroll May 16-31), $1,000 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Required Materials for the Course:
    Computer with microphone and camera

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 

  • A Nation Divided: The Literature of Civil Rights in the Modern US

    Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 3, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 12th Grade
    Teacher: Linda Rodriguez (Read Bio)
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 (Enroll by May 15), $462.50 (Enroll May 16-31), $500 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.

    From the Civil War to the present day, the path toward equal rights has never been direct or secure. Through literature and historic case files this course will explore the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century as it relates to African Americans, women, Native Americans, migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community. Special focus will be given to the indelible role that Jackson, Mississippi, played in the historic struggle.

    All necessary literary materials will be uploaded onto the learning platform—no additional materials are required.

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
  • Coding with Python: A Beginner to Intermediate Coding Course

    Dates: July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020
    Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am CST*
    Grade Level: Rising 7th – 12th Grades
    Teacher: Price Chadwick 
    St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 
    Non-St. Andrew's Student Tuition: $425 (Enroll by May 15), $462.50 (Enroll May 16-31), $500 (Enroll after May 31)

    *This is the time reserved each day for real-time activities for this class, and may take the form of whole class meetings, small group discussions, or individual check-ins with faculty, as determined by the instructor. Students will likely not be required to use the entire two hour block for real time meetings most days.
     
    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.

    Materials required for this course: 
    Mac or PC
    Reliable wi-fi
    *All other materials will be downloaded from the internet 

    *Enrolled Virtual Summer Saints students are taking an academic for-credit offering at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Six week courses are the equivalent of a year-long course credit. Three week courses are the equivalent of a semester course credit. St. Andrew’s will produce a copy of your final report card or transcript to share with your current school. St. Andrew’s cannot guarantee that your current school will honor course credits earned at St. Andrew’s; therefore, enrollees may want to speak with your current school’s registrar or upper school director, as needed, before or following enrollment. St. Andrew’s is fully accredited and will provide literature and documentation to assist you with these questions. 
 

Waynflete Virtual Summer Classes

St. Andrew's is excited to be partnering in our Virtual Summer Saints program with Waynflete, a fellow Malone school in Portland, Maine.  This partnership will broaden our offerings to include high interest Lower, Middle, and Upper School courses. St. Andrew's will honor credits for summer courses taken through Waynflete.

St. Andrew's Students will receive a 10% discount on Waynflete summer courses.

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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