We are so excited to offer summer enrichment courses in 2019 for credit. Summer Enrichment courses begin July 1st and end August 8th. The schedule runs from Monday – Thursday from 9am – 1pm. Here are the courses offered for incoming 9th graders and upperclassmen:
Courses for Summer Enrichment include:
Algebra II: In this course, the number system will be extended to include imaginary and complex numbers. Students will learn about polynomial, absolute value, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Problem situations involving direct and indirect variation will be solved. Data analysis will be extended to include measures of dispersion and the analysis of regression models. Arithmetic and geometric sequences will be evaluated. Binomial expressions will provide the basis for the study of probability theory and the normal probability distribution will be analyzed. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include the investigation of circular functions. The course will conclude with problems requiring the use of trigonometric equations and identities.
Geometry: In this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems. Transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and dilation’s will be taught. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles will be examined. Geometry is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics.
Incoming 9th Graders: Summer Bridge
Algebra I: Algebra provides tools and develops ways of thinking that are necessary for solving problems in a wide variety of disciplines such as science, business, and fine arts. Linear equations, quadratic functions, absolute value, and exponential functions are studied. Coordinate geometry is integrated into this course as well as data analysis including measures of central tendency and lines of best fit.
Study Skills: Study Skills is a support class designed to assist students learn, understand, and reinforce concepts and/or assignments presented in the general curriculum.
For All Students: Engineering Design
Modern Garden: In this course, students will explore different agricultural structures and incorporate emerging resources to cultivate a technologically-enhanced botanical space. Students will tackle the challenge like growing plants in space-conscious environments for a rapidly growing population, and together discover the future of sustainable gardening.
Camera Suspension Systems: In this course, students will be challenged to create a camera system that can take a picture while suspended off the ground.