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For-Credit Summer Courses

University High School offers several for-credit summer courses for high school students. These are three-week courses that grant one high school credit each. Courses are offered in Summer Session I and Summer Session II. Tuition is $480 per course. There will be no classes the week of July 1. 

Students from other high schools are welcome to enroll in summer courses. Check with your school to be sure the credit will transfer.

UHS students are required to notate their summer courses on the 2019-20 course registration form and enroll for summer for-credit courses online (click on the link on the left or on the registration button in the descriptions below).

Register for any of our Summer U programs now. For answers to your questions, contact Nila Nealy.

 

For-Credit Course Details & Descriptions

Film History

Film History

Course Details
July 8-26, M-F
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Jake Thurman, Dean of Student Affairs, History & English Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Description
This course will explore the history of cinema. Students will be introduced to the major people, motion pictures, movements, and themes that have created our common language of film. We will center the course around the chronological development of cinematic technologies and methods, which will allow us to contextualize and trace the history of the art form. The social implications and significance of the medium will also be central to our understanding. Assessments will include film journals and formal essays of varying length. Students will also get the chance to apply their understanding as they create short films of their own.

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Geometry A

Geometry A

Course Details
June 10-28, M-F
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Kathleen Armato, Math Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Note
Students interested in taking Geometry over the summer must enroll in both Geometry A and Geometry B. Geometry A covers the first semester of University High School’s year-long Geometry class. Algebra I is a prerequisite. Mandatory class meetings take place Monday through Friday.

Course Description
Geometry is the oldest and most studied field of mathematics. This is largely due to its intuitive base, which revolves around shapes and figures and their relationships to one another. This course builds on the topics discussed in Algebra I and explores in detail the many different geometric figures and the complexity that can be pulled out of these seemingly simple figures. The purpose of this course is to explore these different figures, make conjectures about them, and then experiment with the conjectures using an inductive approach. This course focuses on hands-on activities in the development and testing of these conjectures. These hands-on activities make use of many different types of technology, ranging from paper and pencil to the graphing calculator and the graphing utility built into the student’s computer. By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of geometry as a coherent system of interrelated ideas and a thorough sense of how these ideas are developed, tested, and verified.

Geometry B

Geometry B

Course Details
July 8-26, M-F
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Kathleen Armato, Math Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Note
Students interested in taking Geometry over the summer must enroll in both Geometry A and Geometry B. Geometry B covers the second semester of University High School’s year-long Geometry class. Algebra I is a prerequisite. Mandatory class meetings take place Monday through Friday.

Course Description
Geometry is the oldest and most studied field of mathematics. This is largely due to its intuitive base, which revolves around shapes and figures and their relationships to one another. This course builds on the topics discussed in Algebra I and explores in detail the many different geometric figures and the complexity that can be pulled out of these seemingly simple figures. The purpose of this course is to explore these different figures, make conjectures about them, and then experiment with the conjectures using an inductive approach. This course focuses on hands-on activities in the development and testing of these conjectures. These hands-on activities make use of many different types of technology, ranging from paper and pencil to the graphing calculator and the graphing utility built into the student’s computer. By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of geometry as a coherent system of interrelated ideas and a thorough sense of how these ideas are developed, tested, and verified.

Health

Health

Course Details
June 10-28, M-F
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Description
University High School believes that health awareness is very important for students. There is a direct link between our overall health and wellness and how we perform on a daily basis — in academics and extracurricular activities. This course covers material from the assigned textbook and current event issues in order to improve upon our health and to make better choices and decisions. The course covers a variety of topics – wellness, personal care and body systems, sex education, nutrition, and tobacco, alcohol and drug education.

Physical Education

Physical Education

Course Details
June 10-28, M-F
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Description Students in the Physical Education class will learn and develop many important skills, activities, and behaviors that promote physical fitness and wellness. University High School implements a comprehensive physical education program for all students to promote health and fitness by teaching skills in diverse physical activities and educating students in team dynamics, sportsmanship, cooperative effort, and the ability to think strategically. University High School believes it is important to develop a sound body as well as a sound mind.

Precalculus A

Precalculus B

Course Details
July 8-26, M-F
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Brandon Hogan, Math & Science Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Note
Students interested in taking Precalculus over the summer must enroll in both Precalculus A and Precalculus B. Precalculus A covers the second semester of University High School’s year-long Precalculus class. It is designed for students going on to Calculus next year. Algebra II (with a minimum grade of B-) is a prerequisite. 

Course Description
Algebra is the generalization of arithmetic; calculus is the study of the dynamics of functions. Precalculus bridges the gap between the two, both in terms of content and approach. The course reviews topics from advanced algebra, focusing on graphing and functions. Students also study trigonometric functions, polar functions, and conics – all tools that help to better describe the world in mathematical terms. The course also includes a review of exponential and logarithmic functions. Precalculus is not a required course; students who elect this course should understand that it is demanding; it goes beyond the ability to deal successfully with equations and formulas. It requires a commitment to understanding and explaining the rationale of the topics covered.

Precalculus B

Precalculus A

Course Details
July 9-27, M-F
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Brandon Hogan, Math & Science Instructor
$480 course fee

Course Note
Students interested in taking Precalculus over the summer must enroll in both Precalculus A and Precalculus B. Precalculus B covers the second semester of University High School’s year-long Precalculus class. It is designed for students going on to Calculus next year. Algebra II (with a minimum grade of B-) is a prerequisite.

Course Description
Algebra is the generalization of arithmetic; calculus is the study of the dynamics of functions. Precalculus bridges the gap between the two, both in terms of content and approach. The course reviews topics from advanced algebra, focusing on graphing and functions. Students also study trigonometric functions, polar functions, and conics – all tools that help to better describe the world in mathematical terms. The course also includes a review of exponential and logarithmic functions. Precalculus is not a required course; students who elect this course should understand that it is demanding; it goes beyond the ability to deal successfully with equations and formulas. It requires a commitment to understanding and explaining the rationale of the topics covered.