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Summer Academic Programs

2017 Summer Programs at West Catholic High School – Click Here for Full Listing with Sign-Up Sheet!

 

Program Title: Freshman Reading Academy     CANCELLED FOR LOW ENROLLMENT

For: Students entering grade 9 in the fall of 2017

Location: West Catholic High School – Room 116

Instructor: Mrs. Gloria Coste de Falk, West Catholic Teacher

Cost: $150 per student ($100 for students who have already qualified for financial aid in 2016-17)

Description: The reading demand placed on student increase significantly at the high school level. Strong comprehension is a requirement for success across the disciplines and an essential component of college readiness. This class provides students with the tools to meet these rigorous demands. Research based comprehension strategies are introduced and then practiced through extensive independent reading.

Program Title: Writer’s Cramp

For: Students entering grade 9 in the fall of 2017 who are willing to use their words.

Dates/Times: July 17 and July 19 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Note change of time

July 20, August 7, August 8 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Catholic High School – Room 105

Instructor: Mrs. Carolyn Hathaway, West Catholic Teacher Cost: $100 per student ($50 for students who have already qualified for financial aid in 2016-17)

Description: Writing for high school can seem intimidating. This course will provide students with skills in getting started (pick up the pen! It won’t bite – I promise!), taking notes, finding the right words, understanding and addressing the prompt, planning and writing the essay of your teacher’s wildest dreams!

Program Title: Study Strategies for Success

For: Students entering grades 8, 9, 10 in the fall of 2017

Dates/Times: July 10: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., July 12, 17, 19: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Catholic High School – Room 113

Instructor: Mrs. Christine Baron, West Catholic Teacher

Cost: $100 per student ($50 for students who have already qualified for financial aid in 2016-17. The class has a limited number of seats and is available on a first come-first serve basis. *No refunds will be given unless class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Description: When students enter high school, organization and study skills become the keys to their success. The good news is that, although these skills do not always come naturally, they can be learned. We have designed a curriculum to support learning in college-preparatory courses. Students will learn: Individual Learning Styles Time Management Setting and Reaching Goals Expectations in College-Prep Courses Test-Taking Strategies How to Glean Information from Text Note-Taking Skills How to Use a Planner Questions? Please contact christinebaron@grwestcatholic.org or the WC Guidance Office, (616) 233-5909.

Program Title: Freshman Math Academy

For: Students entering grade 9 in the fall of 2017

Dates/Times: In-Class Meetings – June 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  June 14, 15, 20, 27, July 18, August 1, 2, 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: West Catholic High School – Room 234

Instructor: Ms. Samantha Kemperman, Math Teacher Cost: $150 per student ($100 for students who have already qualified for financial aid in 2016-17) Description: Mathematics is a vital step in the growth of the individual. Students will take four years of math that will prepare them with the knowledge and understanding concepts that will allow them to think independently and problem solve once they graduate from WCHS. This course is designed to support ideas and topics in Algebra I.

Program Title: Math Refresher Courses CANCELLED FOR LOW ENROLLMENT

For: Students entering grades 10, 11 in the Fall of 2017

Instructor: Mrs. Lisa Kraus, Math Teacher Cost: $100 per student ($50 for students who have already qualified for financial aid in 2016-17)

Description: The Math refresher course has been developed to provide a summer resource to help students review Algebra I skills that are essential for student success in Geometry, Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Trigonometry. Students will review Algebra skills including simplifying polynomial equations, factoring, graphing, rules of exponents, solving equations, binomial multiplication, radicals, and story problems! These same topics are also a good review for students taking the ACT.