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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 $600 per course per session. Students must register for both sessions of Geometry or Precalculus.

With the exception of the Session II (July) P.E. course, all summer for-credit courses will be held on-campus.

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.

Registration is now open! Registration must be complete via a parent’s Veracross account.

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For more information, email summer@universityhighschool.org.

 

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For-Credit Course Details & Descriptions

Geometry A & B

Geometry A & B

Course Details
A: June 10-28, M–F
B: July 8-26, M–F
9 a.m.–noon
$600 course fee per session ($1,200 total)

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.

 

Health

Health

Course Details
June 10–28
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$600 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, 8:30-11:30 a.m., M–F
OR
July 8-26, online
Justin Blanding, PE/Health Instructor
$600 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.

This summer, students have two options for taking summer P.E. The course in Session I will be a traditional in-person class. Students will be on campus, learning with their peers. In Session 2, students will receive assignments, report their activities with the aid of apps and tracking devices, and attend optional office hours with Mr. Blanding.

Each session is worth one P.E. credit. Students may take only one of these summer P.E. courses.

Precalculus A & B

precalculus A & B

Course Details
A: June 10-28, M–F
B: July 8-26, M–F
9 a.m.–noon
$600 course fee per session ($1,200 total)

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 with a grade of B- or higher is a prerequisite. Mandatory class meetings take place Monday through Friday.

Course Description

Algebra is the generalization of arithmetic, and 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 25 functions. Students also study trigonometric functions, polar functions, and conics – all tools that help better describe the world in mathematical terms. The course also includes a review of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Students who elect to take this course should understand that it is especially demanding as a summer course. Only strong math students should commit to summer Precalculus. Precalculus 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.