Academic Courses (Rising 6th-12th Grade)

  • Most courses are taught in 6-weeks at an accelerated pace.
  • Only one course may be taken. Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon including break from 9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  
  • 10 High School Credits are available for successful completion of a 6-week course. It is the responsibility of the student to verify transcript credit complies with their school’s requirements prior to registering for any academic courses.
  • A student who is taking an academic course for transcript credit may only miss one (1) day of class in a 3-week semester and must take the final exam(s).

English | Mathematics | World Languages

Summer 2019

English

Contemporary Authors- Rising 10th-12th Grade
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1,300

Contemporary Authors is designed to review and practice skills taught in English 1 and 2. Emphasis is placed upon close-reading and reading comprehension; writing various types of responses and essays; learning and application of new vocabulary; polishing grammar and usage knowledge; and editing proficiency. This includes review and practice of MLA format in various writing assignments. The student will be reading and writing daily in class and for homework. Goals of the course are for students to improve as a reader and as a writer, and to become knowledgeable about the two novels (Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury) used as primary texts.

UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: None

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra-  Rising 6th-9th Grade Only
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1300

Pre-algebra is designed to prepare students to enter the college-preparatory algebra sequence that begins with Algebra 1 and advances into higher-level math courses.  Basic math skills, such as multi-step problem solving, analyzing word problems, and language relating to mathematics are reviewed and reinforced. Additionally, students are introduced to variables, expression, equations and mathematical properties to develop necessary problem solving and critical thinking skills emphasized in Algebra 1.

Prerequisite: None
Pre-Algebra Course Syllabus
Course is classified as an Enrichment Course.  Students may not earn high school credit for this course.

Algebra 1-  Rising 8th-10th Grade
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1,300

Algebra 1 is designed to build a foundation of algebraic proficiencies, to improve computational skills, to develop problem-solving ability, and to generate a positive attitude towards mathematics.  Problem solving is taught in a strategic fashion to ensure students master fundamental algebra skills and concepts. Linear equations, quadratic equations, and inequalities are graphed and used for solving word problems.

UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Algebra 1 or equivalent Common Core elective

Geometry- Rising 9th-11th Grade
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1,300

Geometry teaches the properties and relationships of points, lines, and planes for both two and three-dimensional figures and their applications to area, volume, and proportion. It includes an introduction to analytic geometry, a study of the structure of logic and deductive, inductive and intuitive reasoning, and the development of proof and construction. Understanding the relationship between geometry and algebra, and how geometry assists algebra in developing solutions to problems are expected outcomes as well.
UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Accelerated, or equivalent Common Core elective
Current Archbishop Mitty students must first receive approval for Summer Advancement before registering online for this course.

Algebra 2- Rising 10th-12th Grade
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1,300

Algebra 2 will review and extend concepts learned in Algebra 1. New topics include complex numbers, polynomial functions, analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and development of problem solving skills.
UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry
Current Archbishop Mitty students must first receive approval for Summer Advancement before registering online for this course.

Trigonometry- Rising 10th-12th Grade
Session 1: June 12- June 28
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$650

Session 2: July 1- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$650

Trigonometry is a 3-week (5 high school credit) course designed to prepare students to succeed at higher-level mathematics studied in pre-calculus, calculus and physics. Study of problems involving angles, triangles and objects that move in circular motion, or orbits are undertaken.  Additional topics include angle measure in degrees and radians, trigonometric and circular functions and their graphs, right triangles, oblique triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and vectors.
Students should select and register for only one of the two sessions offered.
Trigonometry Course Syllabus
UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2 or higher level math course.
Trigonometry is only a 3-week course. A student may only register for one session.

World Language

Introduction to American Sign Language (Rising 9th-11th Grade):

June 17 - June 28
8:30 am - 10:30 am
$340

July 8 - July 19
8:30 am - 10:30 am
$340

Discover the beautiful language of the Deaf by taking our Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) enrichment class. For two weeks, our AMHS World Language Faculty will introduce students to the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture while encouraging them to continue on to study ASL as a full course in high school. The basic parameters of sign, rules for interacting in the Deaf world, the manual alphabet, numbers, colors, vocabulary and basic signed conversation skills will be taught.  Students will enjoy creative activities that include art, drama, games, storytelling and more. Due to the unique nature of this enrichment class space will be limited to 20 students.

Prerequisite: None
Course is classified as an Enrichment class.  Students may not earn high school credit for this course.

Introduction to Spanish- Rising 7th-9th Grade
July 8 - July 19
12:50 pm - 2:50 pm
$340

In this enrichment class, students begin the study of the Spanish language to help them acclimate to a Spanish-speaking classroom environment.  Students are introduced to pronunciation, basic greetings, and useful and fun vocabulary by AMHS World Language Faculty. Emphasis is placed on developing communication skills with the goal that students acquire some basic language skills and gain confidence in using a new language.

Prerequisite: None
Course is classified as an Enrichment Course.  Students may not earn high school credit for this course.

Spanish 2- Rising 10th-12th Grade
June 12- July 19
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
$1,300

Spanish 2 instructs students with the goal to continue building on oral and written communication studied in Level 1 Spanish.  Communication will be enhanced and developed through greater use of Spanish in the classroom, cooperative learning activities, listening, writing and reading exercises, and oral presentations.  Additionally, students will appreciate the relevance and influence of music, geography, and culture to the Spanish language.

UC/CSU approved course
NCAA Core Course

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1
Current Archbishop Mitty students may not take Spanish 2 in summer school in lieu of taking the course during the regular year at AMHS.