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Summer School

Summer school course options are listed below. 

Students should enroll in classes according to the grade level they are in during the 2016-17 school year.

Summer school registration must be completed online and payment must be made before a student is enrolled in a course.  No refunds can be granted unless a class is cancelled by Forest Hills School District.

Questions should be emailed to Michelle Dewhirst, Elementary Summer School Coordinator, or Dan Kraft, Secondary Summer School Coordinator.

 

ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL (K-6)

DATES: June 7-July 14 (no school July 3-4)
FREQUENCY: 5 days a week
LOCATION: Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road
COST: $160 per course

COURSES:

Kindergarten Skills (Reading, Writing, Math)
This course is designed for students who completed kindergarten in 2016-17.  The class will provide additional practice in reading, writing and math and will stress language development through daily activities with books, writing and drawing.  Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction. TIMES: This class will be offered at two times (students attend one time frame): 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  REGISTER NOW

Reading/Writing Intervention 
This course is designed to support students who were working below grade level during the academic year. Students will strengthen and reinforce their reading and writing skills by engaging in a variety of literacy activities such as pre-reading activities, vocabulary, comprehension, graphic organizers, writing and post-reading activities. TIME: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
REGISTER GRADE 1
REGISTER GRADE 2
REGISTER GRADE 3
REGISTER GRADE 4
REGISTER GRADE 5/6

Students should enroll in classes according to the grade level they are in during the 2016-17 school year.

Math Intervention 
This course is designed to support students who were working below grade level during the academic year. Students will strengthen and reinforce their math skills through activities such as concept building activities, problem-solving and motivating math games. TIME: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
REGISTER GRADE 1
REGISTER GRADE 2
REGISTER GRADE 3
REGISTER GRADE 4
REGISTER GRADE 5/6
Students should enroll in classes according to the grade level they are in during the 2016-17 school year.


Reading/Writing Enrichment 
This course is designed to support students who are working at or above grade level during the academic year. The teacher will provide instruction in reading, vocabulary and word study, writing to enhance skills through higher level thinking. TIME: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
REGISTER GRADE 1
REGISTER GRADE 2
REGISTER GRADE 3
REGISTER GRADE 4
REGISTER GRADE 5/6
Students should enroll in classes according to the grade level they are in during the 2016-17 school year.

Math Enrichment 
This course will enhance skills of students working at or above grade level through higher level thinking with concept-building activities, problem-solving and motivating math games. TIME: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m
REGISTER GRADE 1
REGISTER GRADE 2
REGISTER GRADE 3
REGISTER GRADE 4
REGISTER GRADE 5/6
Students should enroll in classes according to the grade level they are in during the 2016-17 school year.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL (7-8)

DATES: June 7-July 14 (no school July 3-4)
FREQUENCY: 5 days a week
LOCATION: Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road
COST: $180 per course for residents, $230 per course for non-residents 

COURSES:

Grade 7 Language Arts Skills Development 
This class is a remedial program designed to provide individualized instruction in language arts to students who have completed grade 7. TIME: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. REGISTER NOW

Grade 7 Math Skills Development 
This class is a remedial program designed to provide individualized instruction in math to students who have completed grade 7. TIME: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. REGISTER NOW

Grade 8 Language Arts Skills Development
This class is a remedial program designed to provide individualized instruction in language arts to students who have completed grade 8. TIME: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. REGISTER NOW

Grade 8 Math Skills Development
This class is a remedial program designed to provide individualized instruction in math to students who have completed grade 8. TIME: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. REGISTER NOW

Summer Bridge Course in Mathematics 
Students will follow a personalized study plan targeted to strengthen weaknesses and help prepare them for grade 9 mathematics.  This course is for students who are going into grade 9.  TIME: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. REGISTER NOW


HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL (9-12)

SESSION ONE DATES: June 7-23, 8 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
SESSION TWO DATES: June 26-July 14 (no school July 3-4), 8 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
FREQUENCY: 5 days a week
LOCATION: Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road
COST: $180 for residents, $230 per course for non-residents

ORIGINAL CREDIT COURSES (all classes offered both sessions):

Physical Education I
Students in grades 9-12 (includes students who have completed grade 8) will participate in a variety of individual, team and lifelong sports, as well as learn physical fitness activities. Students will engage in physical activities that promote skill enhancement, goal setting and lifelong enjoyment. Students will learn to work with others in authentic physical activity to achieve a common goal and learn cooperation and sportsmanship concepts. Some examples of physical fitness activities are tennis, swimming, flag football, volleyball, badminton and pickleball. REGISTER NOW

Health  
The content of this high-school level class includes the study of family life, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, diseases, mental health, sexuality, STDs, safety, nutrition and CPR. REGISTER NOW

Personal Finance
This course is designed to help students in grades 9-12 discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing resources, explore credit skills, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money. This course fulfills the financial literacy graduation requirement. REGISTER NOW

Ancient Civilizations
This course will explore human history from the earliest civilizations and the world leading up to the Renaissance. Topics will include the early river valley civilizations, the diversity of the African Continent, India and China, classical Greece and its legacy; the rise and fall of the Ancient Rome and The Middle Ages. Students will build upon previously learned historical thinking skills by locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives then drawing conclusions. REGISTER NOW

Advanced Coursework (may be available)  
Students who are interested in pursuing any advanced coursework in summer school should contact Dan Kraft, Secondary Summer School Coordinator. REGISTER NOW


CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES (all classes offered both sessions):    

Math I
Math I is focused on formalizing and extending the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Math I uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures and transformations of figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. Definitions of terms from geometry will be explored. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied through statistics. REGISTER NOW

Math II
Math II is focused on quadratic expressions, equations and functions, comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity links to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through the Pythagorean Theorem. Circles with their quadratic algebraic representations round out the course. REGISTER NOW

Math III
It is in Math III that students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions which include polynomial, rational and radical functions. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. Finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.  REGISTER NOW

Math Foundations
Math Foundations will provide students with a solid understanding of algebraic and geometric thinking in preparation for future success in rigorous mathematics courses. Definition of arithmetical, algebraic, geometric and linear terminology will comprise much of the learning inherent in this course. Computational skills will be bolstered as will students’ ability to solve complex mathematical word problems. This course is the first course in a two-year sequence and will incorporate many elements of the high school Math I course, but will move at a pace more conducive to students who need extra time to develop the many skills needed for college and career mathematics readiness. REGISTER NOW

Biology
This course is a survey course in biology for freshman. Students will focus on several areas of biology including the cell and its functions, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, weather and current events in biology. In addition to class readings and discussions, students will participate in a variety of labs and other hands-on activities in order to gain knowledge of these subject areas. REGISTER NOW

Physical Science          
This is the second course in the series of biology, physical science and earth science. This course will explore many aspects of the application of chemistry, physics, and earth/space science. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory experiences, engaging projects based on real-world problems, and further development of reading and writing skills in science. REGISTER NOW

English 9
This class is designed for students who are reading below grade level. REGISTER NOW

English 10
This class is designed for students who are reading below grade level. REGISTER NOW

English 11
This class is designed for students who are reading below grade level. REGISTER NOW

English 12
This class is designed for students who are reading below grade level. REGISTER NOW

Modern World History
This course examines world events from 1600 to the present. It explores the impact of the democratic and industrial revolutions, the forces that led to world domination by European powers, the wars that changed empires, the ideas that lead to independence movements and the effects of global interdependence. The concepts of historical thinking introduced in earlier grades continue to build with students locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions. REGISTER NOW

Modern U.S. History 
This course examines the history of the United States of America from 1877 to the present. The federal republic has withstood challenges to its national security and expanded the rights and roles of its citizens. The episodes of its past have shaped the nature of the country today and prepared it to attend to the challenges of tomorrow. Understanding how these events came to pass and their meaning for today’s citizens is the purpose of this course. The concepts of historical thinking introduced in earlier grades continue to build with students locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions. REGISTER NOW

American Government 
This course includes a study of the organization and operation of the national, state and local governments.  Topics to be studied are the three branches of federal government, state and local governments and current issues under the United States Constitution.  This course is designed to help students reach proficiency (a 3 or higher) on the end-of-course exam.  REGISTER NOW

Ancient Civilizations
This course will explore human history from the earliest civilizations and the world leading up to the Renaissance. Topics will include the early river valley civilizations, the diversity of the African Continent, India and China, classical Greece and its legacy, the rise and fall of the Ancient Rome and The Middle Ages. Students will build upon previously learned historical thinking skills by locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives then drawing conclusions. REGISTER NOW
 

TEST PREP SUMMER SCHOOL:

ACT SESSION DATES: June 19-22
SAT SESSION DATES: June 26-29
COST: $85 (FHSD residents only)

COURSES:

ACT Test Prep
This course is open only to residents of Forest Hills School District and is designed to help students build an awareness of the types of questions on the ACT, teach students test-taking strategies and allow students the opportunity to practice questions found on the ACT. Enrollment is limited. REGISTER NOW

SAT Test Prep
This course is open only to residents of Forest Hills School District and is designed to help students build an awareness of the types of questions on the SAT, teach students test-taking strategies and allow students the opportunity to practice questions found on the SAT. Enrollment is limited.  REGISTER NOW


QUESTIONS

Questions regarding K-6 summer school courses should be emailed to Michelle Dewhirst, Elementary Summer School Coordinator, at michelledewhirst@foresthills.edu.

Questions regarding 7-12 should be emailed to Dan Kraft, Secondary Summer School Coordinator, at danielkraft@foresthills.edu.