July 1 – July 27, 2013
Co-ed, Entering Grades 10-12
This program is designed for high school students who have earned an unsatisfactory grade in core subjects during the previous academic year. Our program allows them the opportunity to earn credits upon successful completion of the course.
Boarding students have the benefit of participating in study hall, afternoon activities, and weekend excursions to local attractions.
Saturday, July 13 - Knott's Berry Farm
Sunday, July 14 - Choice: Pendleton Paintball or Safari Park
Saturday, July 20 - SeaWorld Aquatica
Sunday, July 21 - Universal Studios
*Subject to change
Algebra I (A & B)
The objective of Algebra 1 is to reinforce the skills developed in pre-algebra: relating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of facts with positive and negative numbers, manipulating complex algebraic expressions, solving and graphing problems using linear, quadratic, and equation systems, and introducing the use of functional notations. Back to top
Algebra II (A & B)
Algebra II will expand upon the mathematical concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. Emphasis will be placed on abstract thinking skills, the function concept, and the algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas. Content areas include, but are not limited to, linear relationships, matrices, quadratic equations, exponents and logarithms, trigonometry functions, the binomial theorem and series, combinations, and statistics. Calculators and/or computers will be used to aid in the solution of problems. Back to top
Biology (A & B)
Biology will provide a meaningful laboratory-based science course that develops the student's ability to analyze and synthesize scientific information. The major focus centers on cellular functions, plant classification and structure, human physiology, continuation of life, and evolution. Students develop an appreciation of living organisms and the environment that supports their existence. Finally, the students will be encouraged to assess their attitudes and behavior patterns and to understand the impact their lifestyle choices have on their communities and on their own well-being. Back to top
English (9A & 9B)
Freshman English focuses on skills in reading comprehension and refines skills in writing based on the usage of essential English grammar. While some writing assignments will call for analysis of literature, attention is also given to more general expository writing. The objective is to develop greater writing skills and reading comprehension. Essays assigned include many different styles such as analytical writing, timed writing, personal writing, and creative writing. However, the focus is on the five-paragraph essay. Essay assignments emphasize the drafting process, the peer-critiquing process, and the editing process. In developing reading comprehension, we work together to discover main points and to remember what has been read. Beyond the vocabulary and grammar inherent in the reading and writing portions of the class, students study grammar and SAT preparation vocabulary on a weekly basis. Back to top
English (10A & 10B)
This English course aims at strengthening each student's ability to read and analyze literature and to write in a clear and grammatically correct fashion. The literature includes short stories, poetry, and novels. The objective of 10th Grade English is to develop skills in reading comprehension, composition, and oral communication. The course exposes students to forms of literature including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novels. Students learn how to read actively in order to improve comprehension and retention of their readings. Weekly lessons of vocabulary and grammar enable students to become better communicators both in speech and in writing. Monthly composition workshops refine writing styles of students and monitor their progress through individual portfolios. Throughout the course, SAT verbal preparation will be emphasized. Back to top
Geometry (A & B)
The objective of Geometry is solving and graphing problems using linear, quadratic, and equation systems, and introducing geometric terms and ideas. Other areas of study will be points, lines, angles, reasoning, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, transformations, circles, planar and space measurements. Back to top
Spanish I (A & B)
Spanish 1 will emphasize structural awareness, cultural acquaintance, and communication skills. Students will gain information about the civilization, cultures, and customs of the Spanish-speaking people. They will learn the basics of Spanish grammar and usage and develop the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This is the first year course in a four-year sequence designed for the non-Spanish speaking student. Back to top
*A & B refer to the first and second semester.