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Summer School High School Courses
 

Freshman Seminar 

The Freshman Seminar is designed as a bridge course for incoming 9th-grade students who need or desire support in multiple subject areas to prepare for their first year of study at Xavier.  Through a cohort model, this course provides support for the academic and social transition from middle school into high school.  Due to COVID-19, this course will be conducted online. Click here for a listing of courses and to register. 


YEAR-LONG COURSES

The following courses are year-long courses: ​Art Appreciation, Geometry, Spanish III
These courses will run Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm according to the following calendar:

●  Term 1 (Sem1) Start Date: Monday, June 8th

●  Term 1 Exam and End Date: Tuesday, June 23rd

●  Term 2 (Sem 2) Start Date: Wednesday, June 24th

●  Holiday (No Class): Friday, July 3rd

●  Term 2 Exam and End Date: Friday, July 10th

Art Appreciation is a yearlong college prep course wherein students encounter visual art through the lenses of discerning what art is, defining what the creative process is and how it works, developing perceptual awareness and investigating how art communicates meaning, and by understanding art as a response to time, place, events, and relationships that are significant to the human condition. A range of 2-D and 3-D art making processes will support learning about and deepening understanding of visual art.

Students will receive 1.0 units of credit for successful completion of this course. 
Tuition: $750 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

This college prep course is designed to acquaint students with the basic structure and vocabulary of geometry as well as develop a proficiency in doing formal proofs. This course will cover perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent triangles, and properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, similarity, right triangles, trigonometry, circles, and area of polygons, surface area and volume.

Students will receive 1.0 units of credit for successful completion of this course.
Note: Students must have successfully completed Algebra I with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and have departmental approval to enroll in this accelerated course.
Tuition: $750 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

World Languages - Spanish III CP 

This is a low-intermediate to low-advanced level college prep language course designed to further the students’ application and understanding of the language and cultures of the Hispanophone world. Course content includes topics such as personal fitness, health and emergencies, personal identity and relationships, the arts, careers and humanitarian work, social issues, and the media. These topics will be explored mostly in informal and in some formal settings. In this course, students will formulate and express opinions on a variety of topics in a larger array of tenses, namely the subjunctive, the pluperfect, and present perfect tenses, while reinforcing the present, past, and future tenses. Students will experience all three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal, Presentational) and all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) will be developed in this course. This course will be conducted in Spanish.

Students will receive 1.0 units of credit for successful completion of this course.
Note: This is an immersion experience in the Spanish language. Successful completion of the course will allow students to finish their world language graduation requirement or to continue on to Spanish IV during the school year.
Tuition: $750 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

SEMESTER-LONG COURSES
The following courses are semester-long courses: ​Introduction to Computer Science - Python, Economics, English IV - British Literature, Theology IV - Senior Synthesis.
These courses will run Monday through Friday according to the following calendar:

●  Term 1 (Sem1) Start Date: Monday, June 8th

●  Term 1 Exam and End Date: Tuesday, June 16th

●  Term 2 (Sem 2) Start Date: Wednesday, June 17th

●  Term 2 Exam and End Date: Friday, June 26th

Students are encouraged to take one semester-long course, however, it is possible for students to take up to two semester-long courses, one during the morning block and one during the afternoon block.

English Language Arts – English IV British Literature CP (12 Days: June 1st – June 16th)

This class surveys the British Literary tradition through the 20th century. The course emphasizes the analysis of literature—poetry, fiction, and drama—and continued development of critical writing. Students will investigate themes inliteraturerangingfromheroesintheBritishtraditiontosocietalissuessuchaslove,race,class,andgender. Therewill be a continuation of the development of the writing process. Essays will be assigned periodically that require proper MLA formatting, development of complex ideas, textual analysis, and coherent organization.

Students will receive 0.5 units of credit for successful completion of this course. 
Tuition: $375 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

Social Studies - Economics CP (12 Days: June 1st – June 16th)

This college prep course offers a survey of economics with a focus on the American capitalist, free market approach. It teaches the skills necessary to analyze broad trends in the economy and consider solutions to such problems as unemployment, inflation, deflation, budget deficits, trade deficits, and recessions. Students will learn about the Federal Reserve System, monetary and fiscal policy, gross domestic product, the laws of supply and demand, and international trade.

Students will receive 0.5 units of credit for successful completion of this course. 
Tuition: $375 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

Technology – Introduction to Computer Science CP (12 Days: June 1st – June 16th)

This course is intended for students who are brand new to programming. The foundations of computer science using the Python language will be covered. The course is designed to prepare students for AP Computer Science A and will focus on beginning computer science, number calculations and data, and decision-making using loops. Students must have a personal computer to utilize in the classroom and at home.

Students will receive 0.5 units of credit for successful completion of this course. 
Tuition: $375 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

Theology – Theology IV Senior Synthesis CP (12 Days: June 1st – June 16th)

This is a senior course that provides an opportunity for seniors to bring together the various theological resources they have learned throughout their years at Xavier in order to equip themselves for a mature response to the challenges represented by their careers and the values of the society they are entering. The teachings of the Roman Catholic faith are presented as a model of consistent response to these challenges. Students are required to write a paper that summarizes the strength their faith provides them in the face of these challenges.

Students will receive 0.5 units of credit for successful completion of this course. 
Tuition: $375 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

Other Important Information


ENROLLMENT: Courses have limited enrollment and are only available for students enrolled at Xavier for the 2020-2021 school year. Students cannot be officially enrolled in Summer School until summer tuition fees are paid in full. Xavier reserves the right to cancel courses that do not meet minimum enrollment. Students will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Families will be contacted if a class is canceled or full.

ATTENDANCE: All students enrolled in the credit courses must be on time and in attendance each day to meet the requirements for course credit. Absence exceeding one day each term will result in loss of credit.

OPTIONS FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENTS: Incoming freshman students must be enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year in order to have access to the following three course options: Freshman Seminar, Algebra I CP, Spanish I CP.

XAVIER SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students can be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. All students must be picked-up by 2:30 p.m. Families may be subject to a late fee of $20 every 15 minutes beyond 2:30 p.m.

LUNCH: Students must bring their own lunch/snack to school. Small snack items are available for purchase at our summer student store.

APPEARANCE: All students will be given a Xavier T-Shirt at the time of registration. Students are required to wear a Xavier school T-shirt to camp. Additional T- shirts may be purchased for $15.00 each. Attire must be modest and in good taste. Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times. No swim wear, ripped, excessively tight, baggy, or short clothing.

*REFUNDS: As budgeting commitments must be made prior to the opening of the summer session, tuition will not be refunded for applications withdrawn after May 22nd. Students who withdraw prior to May 22nd will receive a refund of tuition paid minus a $50 administrative fee.

For more information, contact our Summer School Director Adrian Torres at atorres@xavierprep.org

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