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We are happy to announce that Xavier College Preparatory High School (XCPHS) will continue to offer its students the opportunity to take credit courses over the summer.  Summer high school credit courses are going online. If you do not have an electronic device available, please reach out to Mr. Torres at atorres@xavierprep.org

Xavier’s credit courses are designed for students to pursue needed credit for graduation and/or free up room in a student’s academic year for additional academic courses.  A letter grade will be earned for these courses and posted on the student’s high school transcript. All Xavier courses count toward fulfilling Xavier’s graduation requirements and factor into the GPA calculation.  There are two types of college prep level courses students can take: year-long courses and semester-long 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 more information 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 will run from 8am to noon.

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:  Friday, June 26th
  • Introduction to Computer Science - Python and Economics will run from 8am to noon.
  • English IV - British Literature and Theology IV - Senior Synthesis will run from 1pm to 5pm.

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.  

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 in literature ranging from heroes in the British tradition to societal issues such as love, race, class, and gender. There will 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)

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)

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. 
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: $375 (includes books, materials, and one Xavier t-shirt)

All new registrations will be for the morning block unless pre-registered for a morning course.

(This course is for rising seniors only)

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.

*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 30th. Students who withdraw prior to May 30th will receive a refund of tuition paid minus a $50 administrative fee.


NON-XAVIER SUMMER COURSES

Xavier is a member of the Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute (AVLI), an online course provider to students who attend Catholic and Jesuit schools across North America.   Any student possessing strong math skills and who desires to accelerate in Mathematics in order to take Calculus or another advanced math course (College Algebra, Statistics, Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications) at Xavier can enroll in the AVLI summer offering of Pre-calculus.  It is understood that this course does not end a student’s coursework in mathematics, but serves as a way of preparing the student for the next level of advanced math that will be taken at Xavier come fall.  To register, click here.

No other online summer courses/credits are accepted by XCPHS toward fulfilling graduation requirements, except for courses taken for remediation purposes.  See below.

ONLINE REMEDIATION OPTIONS

Xavier College Preparatory High School 1,2
www.xavierprep.org
1-760-601-3900; course fees vary

BYU Independent Study 1
https://is.byu.edu
1-801-422-2868 or 1-800-914-8931; course fees vary

Arrupe Virtual Learning Institute 1,2
https://www.arrupevirtual.org/
1-877-729-5852; course fees vary

International Connections Academy 1,2
https://www.internationalconnectionsacademy.com
1-888-977-7420; course fees vary

Laurel Springs School 1,2
https://laurelsprings.com/academics/summer-program
1-800-377-5890; course fees vary

MIRUS 1,2
https://miruscharter.com/
1-760-947-7100; no cost
Enrollment is based upon availability. 
Mirus begins accepting applications in January for June and July start dates.
(  1 – UC approved  2 – NCAA approved  )

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
To learn more about summer enrichment programs, login to Naviance for a list of programs offered around the country and around the world.  Feel free to reach out to your counselor for Naviance login support, questions, and assistance. 

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Students seeking to take a college-level course over the summer at a community college must first consult with their Xavier counselor for academic planning purposes.  It is crucial that students understand the seriousness of taking a course that will permanently impact their academic record at the college/university level.  If a student is approved for concurrent enrollment, the credit earned will not count toward Xavier’s graduation requirements nor will the grade count toward Xavier’s GPA calculation.

CORONAVIRUS