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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 $495 per course. Students must register for both sessions of Geometry.

All Indiana K-12 school buildings and campuses are under orders from Governor Holcomb to be closed through June 30. All June enrichment camps and for-credit courses will be delivered by e-learning. July’s for-credit courses are also being planned for e-learning.

Students from other high schools are welcome to enroll in summer courses. Before enrolling, please check with your school to be sure the credit will transfer.

UHS students are required to notate their summer courses on the 2020-21 course registration form and enroll for summer for-credit courses online.

Registration for for-credit summer courses is open.

For answers to your questions, contact Nila Nealy.

 

for credit summer class school schedule

For-Credit Course Details & Descriptions

Geometry A

Geometry A

Course Details
June 8-26, M-F
9 a.m.-noon (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Kathleen Armato, Math Instructor
$495 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

Geometry B

Geometry B

Course Details
July 6-24, M-F
9 a.m.-noon (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Kathleen Armato, Math Instructor
$495 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Health

Health

Course Details
June 8-26, M-F
1-4 p.m. (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$495 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Introduction to Creative Writing

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING

Course Details
June 8-26, M-F
9 a.m.-noon (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Dr. Michael Spiegel, English Instructor
$495 course fee

Course Description
Introduction to Creative Writing is an entry-level course designed to help students learn to incorporate writing in their lives and to expose them to a workshop environment. Reading and writing activities will cover the basic elements of the four main genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Students will study the techniques of each genre through handouts, selections in the text, and the creation of their own pieces. There will be a short test and cumulative project at the end of each unit over the specific writings and practices we’ve covered. In lieu of a final exam, students will create a portfolio containing polished writing samples, a personal writing metaphor, and a self-evaluation. At the end of this session, students will be familiar with themselves as both writers and critics. Introduction to Creative Writing is a prerequisite course for Advanced Creative Writing.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Physical Education

Physical Education

Course Details
June 8-26, M-F
9 a.m.-noon (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$485 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Precalculus A

PRecalculus A

Course Details
June 8-26, M-F
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Brandon Hogan, Math Instructor
$495 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 first semester of University High School’s year-long Precalculus class. Algebra II with Trigonometry is a prerequisite. Mandatory class meetings take place Monday through Friday.

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.

Students should register for both Precalculus A and Precalculus B, as each represents one semester of the year-long Precalculus class. Precalculus A is a for-credit course at University High School.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Precalculus B

PRecalculus B

Course Details
July 6-24, M-F
9 a.m.-12 p.m. (revised e-learning schedule will be published on Friday, May 15.)
Brandon Hogan, Math Instructor
$495 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. Algebra II with Trigonometry is a prerequisite. Mandatory class meetings take place Monday through Friday.

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.

Students should register for both Precalculus A and Precalculus B, as each represents one semester of the year-long Precalculus class. Precalculus A is a for-credit course at University High School.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED