Summer Enrichment Program

Bishop Guertin is committed to engaging students academically, personally, and socially. To this end, we have developed a summer program which serves several purposes. The first is to enhance and build skills, the second is to fill in potential gaps students may have experienced due to changes in the educational landscape over the past year, and the third is to provide an opportunity for students to gain credit during the summer, allowing for a more diverse full-time schedule during the school year. 

 

We are also excited to have our Cardinal Bootcamp for incoming freshmen on Thursday, August 4! You can register for this free day of activities meant to familiarize students with Bishop Guertin, staff and current students using the form below. 

 

COURSE OFFERINGS (click on the arrows for full descriptions and schedule)

Non-Credit Courses

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Preparing for High School

Open to rising 8th and 9th graders

This course will focus on “skills” that will prepare students for success in high school such as note-taking strategies, organization, using electronic calendars and apps, and balancing course requirements. Students will learn how to effectively use a textbook, online resources, and media. Students will practice these skills and how to effectively use them within different disciplines and content delivery. 

Dates:  

July 18-20

Duration

2.5 Hours

Time

8:30 – 11 AM
Cost

$100

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

Prima Latina
Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

Learn about the language and culture of the ancient Romans in a low-pressure environment. No prior knowledge of Latin is necessary. 

Dates:  

July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Duration

1 Hour 15 Minutes

Time

10:30 – 11:45 AM
Cost

$100

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

 

Pre-French II or Pre-Spanish II
Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

These classes are for students who have placed into the second level of French or Spanish for the upcoming school year. Students will review key concepts of Level I and how they will apply to the more advanced class. Vocabulary and grammar will be addressed while speaking and listening skills will be practiced.

Dates:  

July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Students will required to attend
all classes each week in-person

Duration

1 Hour and 15 Minutes

Time

9 – 10:15 AM (Spanish)
10:30 – 11:45 AM (French)
Cost

$100

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

 

Algebra Preview
Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

This course will review and solidify basic pre-Algebraic skills to help students be successful in high school Algebra I at the start of the school year. Math is a subject that builds upon basics and success will only happen when a strong foundation is in place. This course will ensure students have exposure, practice, and review of real numbers and the real number system, properties of real numbers, order of operations, evaluating expressions, an introduction to equations and the use of patterns, equations and graphs. If time permits foundations of solving equations and inequalities will be explored. 

 

Dates:  

July 25, 26, 27, 28 AND August 1, 2, 3, 4

Duration

1.5 Hours

Time

9 – 10:30 AM 
Cost

$100

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

 

Algebra Review
Open to rising 9th and 10th graders

This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1 and will be moving onto Algebra 2. The course will redefine skills and build a stronger foundation for success. Given the strength of this foundational class, students may be able to advance to an honors level. Areas that will be reinforced and reviewed are polynomials and factoring, exponents and exponential functions, linear equations, solving equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, radical expressions, systems of equations and inequalities.

 

Dates:  

July 25, 26, 27, 28 AND August 1, 2, 3, 4

Duration

1.5 Hours

Time

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM 
Cost

$100

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

College Application Essay Writing
This writing course is for rising seniors interested in learning strategies for crafting an effective college admission essay. Classes will consist of general and individual instruction. Students will be expected to:

  • engage in brainstorming and drafting exercises
  • participate in one-to-one conferences
  • edit and revise their multiple drafts

Students will leave with a working draft of the application essay. 

Dates:  

August 1-5
(classes in-person Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Tuesday and Thursday serving as independent work days.)

Duration

1.5 Hours

Time

10:30 AM – 12 PM
Cost

$350

Location

Bishop Guertin

 

 

For-Credit Courses

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Bishop Guertin students who complete summer for credit course will earn 0.5 credits toward their graduation requirement.

Please note that the first week of classes (July 6-8) will all be in-person required classes due to the shortened week. 

 

Economics

First priority will be given to rising junior and seniors. Any sophomores interested in taking this course should email Mrs. Lisa Futrell at futrelll@bghs.org to be added to the waitlist.

In this course students will develop an understanding of the free market system of economics and the role they play in it, as well as the role it plays in their lives. Furthermore, they will understand the financial and monetary systems, the role of government in regard to economic activity, how economic growth occurs and the standard of living is improved, the business cycle and the decisions of the firm, and other various cycles such as inflation and unemployment.

Dates:  

July 6 – August 5
(Wednesday and Friday are independent project days.)

Duration

1.5 Hours

Time

8:30 AM – 10 AM OR
6:30 PM – 8 PM
– Please make sure to select your desired time in the form below when registering.
The 8:30 AM selection of this course will be offered in-person, while the 6:30 PM section will be online.
Cost

$400

Location

Bishop Guertin / Online

Required Text

ISBN(13) 9781464186653
Essentials of Economics Paul Krugman”
4th ed/2017 MacMillan Learning

Graphic Design I

This course, which is eligible to satisfy an art or computer science requirement, is designed to acquaint students with concepts in the art of graphic design from logo development and messaging to introductory exercises and rendering in Photoshop. Students will use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop as the mediums in rendering creative solutions to different digital challenges. Students will need to bring their laptop to class.  

 

Dates:  

July 6 – August 5

Duration

1.5 Hour

Time

8 – 9:30 AM 
Cost

$400

Location

Bishop Guertin

  

 

Register for the Summer Enrichment Program

 

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