Bishop Guertin Updates

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. 

 

Please read each description fully as it will note whether the class is offered online, in person, or a combination of both. All courses offered “in person” will follow all COVID protocol and procedures. Should a student not be able to attend, remote instruction will be available as well.

 

We are also excited to have our Cardinal Bootcamp for incoming freshmen on Friday, August 6th! You can register for this free, full day event 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. This course is offered online.

Dates:          July 27, 28 and August 3, 4

Duration:     1 hour

Time:           12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Cost:            $75

 

Algebra Preview

Open to rising 8th and 9th 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. This course is offered online.

Dates:             July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:         1 hour

Time:               9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Cost                 $75

 

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. This course is offered online.

Dates:              July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:         1 hour

Time:               8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Cost                 $75

 

Reading and Writing for High School

Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders
Reading and writing in an academic, formal environment prepares students for their future academic careers. To that endeavor, students will need to analyze, distinguish, and determine significant details from both informational and literary texts. In this course, the basic elements of fiction will be discussed along with the analysis of the context and content. Students will also learn and practice the basic elements of writing such as formal structure, source integration, logical connections, and standard conventions. This course is offered online.

Dates:          July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:     1 hour

Time:           10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost:            $75

 

Skill Building for High School Science
Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

High school science requires basic, yet unique skills for working through scientific problems, equations, measuring, specific uses of a calculator, unit conversions, among other key proficiencies. This course will help students learn and practice these skills and more while exploring interesting topics such as atomic structure, the Periodic Table, energy, weather, and space. This course is offered online.

Dates:              July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:         1 hour

Time:               11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost                 $75

 

Art Exploration
Open to rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

Come visit the BG Art Buffet! Enjoy a three week program where you will make your own paper to use for creating your own artwork and each week will present something different to experience. Great for incoming freshmen and potential future students who are unsure of what level art to take but want to experience it in a low stress environment. Meeting three days a week, beginning of each week in person and the other two classes via zoom.

Dates:              July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Tuesday classes will meet in person. All other weekday classes will meet online.

Duration:         1 hour

Time:               10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Cost                 $75

 

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. This course is offered online.

Dates:             July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:        1 hour

Time:              9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Cost                $75

 

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. This course is offered online.

Dates:              July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and August 3, 4, 5

Duration:         1 hour

Time:               9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Cost                $75

 

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. This course is offered online.

Dates:             July 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 as well as independent work and one-on-one teacher conference

Duration:         1.5 hours

Time:               8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Cost:                $350

 

SAT Prep
This course will be offered over a two-week period Monday through Thursday and will cover both math and reading and writing. Students are required to purchase The Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1457312199) from Amazon. This course is offered online.

Dates:              August 2, 3,4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Duration:         4 hours

Time:               8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost:               $450

For Credit Courses

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

 

Statistics
This course is designed as an introductory course in statistical concepts and is suggested for those who plan to take it in college. Technology is heavily integrated throughout the course. Graphing calculator required (TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus recommended). This course is offered online.

Dates:              July 7 – August 6 

Wednesday and Friday are independent project days.

Duration:         1.5 hours

Time:               8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Cost                $400

 

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 7 – August 6

Wednesday and Friday are independent project days.

Duration:         1.5 hours

Time:               8:30 AM – 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (please make sure to select your desired time from the form below when registering.)

The 8:30 AM section of this course will be offered in-person. The 6:30 PM section will meet online.

Cost                $400

 

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. This course will be offered online.

Dates:              July 7 – August 6

Duration:         1.5 hours

Time:               7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Cost                $400

 

Personal Fitness
This course contributes to the development of the physically literate student through a variety of movement activities, skills, and knowledge necessary to promote lifelong fitness, social cooperation, and healthy well-being. Students will be physically active while they explore concepts on the importance of physical fitness in everyday life and how making the proper choices can lead to a healthy lifestyle. Lectures pertaining to health and fitness will be incorporated throughout the semester partnered with group and individual workouts. Independent extended learning is essential in meeting curriculum goals and may include activities ranging from weekly logs to health and fitness projects.

Dates:             July 7 – August 6

This class will be offered online, however there will be mandatory in-person classes every week.

Duration:         1.5 hours

Time:               9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Cost                $400

Register for the Summer Enrichment Program

 

 

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