All first time students are required to take the placement test prior to registering for courses. There is no need to study for this examination as it tests your knowledge and helps determine the classes for which you are eligible.
English 1 (1st, 2nd, 3rd session)
This class is intended to provide enrichment activities for students who confidently and consistently meet or exceed grade level skills. Literacy skills will be developed through a number of teaching methods. Children will read from a variety of genres, complete reading responses, character sketches, and selection summaries. Journal writing will be incorporated each day. In addition, students will complete various creative writing assignments. Instruction will focus on paragraph organization and topic development. Throughout the course, students will engage in hands-on, creative projects, and brain teasers, designed to challenge their critical thinking and analytical skills.
Math Games and Challenges/ 1st session, 2nd session
Let the games begin! Come experience summer math games and challenges. Gain math expertise while challenging others. The games will focus on math skills such as numbers, computation, geometry, measurement, probability, and problem solving. Come experience the thrill of mathematics. This course is geared for older elementary students.
English 2 (1st, 2nd, 3rd session)
This English course reviews and reinforces all skills necessary for more effective reading. Readings are from poems and short stories with one outside novel. Instruction includes the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, and spelling appropriate to these grade levels. Proper study skills are emphasized at all times.
The writing class addresses the mechanics of writing, including punctuation, spelling, verb tense, grammatical usage, sentence structure, and proofreading. The ability to organize ideas prior to writing is strongly emphasized. Varied assignments and contextual reading encourage students to be both imaginative in language and accurate in content.
Pre-Algebra 1st session
This is a formative course designed for students who need review in the fundamentals of arithmetic, while basic abstractions of beginning algebra are introduced. It is a course for the student who would benefit from additional preparation before entering a full college preparatory Algebra I course.
Algebra I - 2nd and 3rd session
Topics included are integers, linear equations and inequalities, factoring, graphing linear sentences, systems of equations, systems of inequalities, and the quadratic formula.