CVA SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERINGS 2017/18

 

Dear Students and Parents,

 

CVA will be offering a few non credit-bearing summer school courses for select sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking to lighten their academic load during the months of February and March of the 2017/2018 school year. While grades and credits are not given for the summer school courses, grades earned will be calculated into the second and/or third trimester marking periods.  Students will not need to attend class during the period of time specified in the descriptions for each course listed below which include two on-campus and five online courses.

 

All these courses are designed to cover material during the busy winter months especially during championship season!  This allows students to have fewer assignments while traveling and competing, enabling them to achieve the balance between their academics and competitive athletics with more ease.  Using the summer months to get ahead has been very valuable in previous years.  Due to the increasing number of students attending the on-campus Physics and Chemistry summer schools and the amount of lab space and supplies available, there will be a cap placed on class size, so please sign up early.  There is no limit to enrollment for the online courses.

 

Please contact Karen Lanoue-Egan directly if you have questions on how the summer school works or specific courses. Payment can be done onlineby going to the CVA online web portal:https://gocva.diamondmindinc.com/ or by sending a check to Sue Howe in the business office. Once payment for any of the online summer offerings has been received, Sue will email me and I will send out the summer school packets for each independent online course (in June) and the appropriate teacher to contact if the student has questions on the material.

 

Sincerely,

Karen Lanoue-Egan

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

klanoue-egan@gocva.com

 


PHYSICS  On campus June 5-9, 2017 from 9am-3pm (lunch included).  

Teacher = Karen Lanoue-Egan

The Physics summer course covers three units (waves, sound, light) that are taught at the end of the second trimester and the beginning of third trimester during the school year.  The summer course will allow students to work directly with the teacher to complete both the coursework and laboratories covered in these units.  The summer school students will have approximately from mid-February to the week before April break off from class (about 8 weeks dependent on the pace of the class each year).   

**Cost = $400 (includes lunch)

** On campus housing is available at no extra charge which includes a cold breakfast and lunch. The student is responsible for their own dinner.

 

CHEMISTRY  On campus June 5-9 from 9am-3pm (lunch included).  

Teacher = Shelley Koenig

The Chemistry summer school course covers course materials, including 2 formal lab reports, that are taught during the end of the second trimester of the regular school year. Material covered includes chemical bonds, molecule shapes, intermolecular forces of attraction, and properties of solids. For the duration of the summer school program, students can expect a similar evening workload to what they would normally have during the regular school year. Grades earned during the summer school course will be applied to the second trimester and students will earn a break from class for approximately 6 weeks during February and March.

**Cost = $400 (includes lunch)

** On campus housing is available at no extra charge which includes a cold breakfast and lunch. The student is responsible for their own dinner.

 

JUNIOR ENGLISH:  Online independent coursework released in June and due at the start of school year.

Teacher:  Jim McClurg

The Junior English summer course deals with the concept of The American Dream, the major theme of the second trimester. As such, students will read both Of Mice and Men and The Great Gatsby and ultimately write an essay comparing how each book treats the idea of  The American Dream. There are also succinct annotation guides for each novel. This is intended to replace about six weeks of class work (end of January through February and possibly into March depending on the pace of the class). Students will still be expected to take vocabulary quizzes during this time however---either proctored on the road or here on campus.

** Cost = $150



SENIOR ENGLISH:  Online independent coursework released in June and due at the start of school year.  Teacher:  Jim McClurg

In the Senior English summer course, students will read Frankenstein and complete a very rigorous annotation guide as well as an essay. This is intended to replace 4-6 weeks of in-class work (end of January through February and possibly into March depending on the pace of the class). Students will still be expected to take vocabulary quizzes during this time however---either proctored on the road or here on campus.

** Cost = $150



SPANISH III:  Online independent coursework released in June and due at the start of school year.  Due to the sequential nature of a language course, students must be pre-approved by the teacher to be considered for this course.

Teacher:  Joanna Snell

The Spanish summer course involves a reading assignment and a history/geography lesson that goes along with that reading assignment. They will not have to attend class while we cover the material they have already done (3-4 weeks) towards the end of trimester 2 and will attend class with a lightened workload for an additional week. Assessment will be through comprehension questions, an illustrated map, and a timeline of events in Spanish/Latin American history.

** Cost = $150

 

US HISTORY (juniors):  Online independent coursework released in June and due at the start of school year.      Teacher:  Lucas Milliken

In the US History summer course, students will cover 2 units (Vietnam War and Supreme Court) that will be covered in class from approximately the second week of March up to April break (about 5 weeks).   This will involve annotations and responses to 10-15 readings and podcasts, an essay, and a poster.

** Cost = $150

 

WESTERN CIVILIZATION (sophomores):  Online independent coursework released in June and due at the start of school year.     Teacher:  Lucas Milliken

In the Western Civilization summer course, students will cover 2 units (World War I and the Russian Revolution) that will be covered in class from approximately the second week of March up to April break (about 5 weeks).   This will involve annotations and responses to 15-20 readings, a 5-paragraph essay, and four short essays.

** Cost = $150

 

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