Summer School Course Guide

DRIVER EDUCATION

Classroom Driver Education

This one-semester required course, which runs in conjunction with behind the wheel, will be covering all phases of the traffic environment: physical, social, psychological, moral, and legal.  In order for students to qualify for an Illinois driver’s license at ages 16 or 17, they must successfully complete this course and behind the wheel.  This course will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. This course will be offered only during 1st Semester. Registration for Driver’s Ed courses ends on April 27th.  Please note:  for Driver Education, optional bussing is only provided to class in the morning.  If you are interested in morning transportation, please contact Jennifer Campbell at (847)986-3449.

 

Attendance: Students are required by law to be present for a minimum of 30 hours of instruction.  If a student misses class for any reason and they fall below the standard, they will fail and receive NO credit and NO MONEY will be refunded.

 

Age: A student must be fifteen-years-old on or before June 1, 2018. Age will determine who will receive classroom instruction and Behind the Wheel.  The 30 oldest students who register for Classroom Driver Education will be selected.  You will be notified if you are one of the 30 oldest students chosen for the classroom.

 

Prerequisite: On January 1, 1994, House Bill #0418 became law.  This bill requires that a student must receive a passing grade in at least eight (8) courses the previous two sessions prior to the session in which he/she will be enrolling in driver Education.

Session:  Semester 1 only

Scheduling Behind the Wheel

Credit:  0.5

The scheduling of Behind the Wheel will be by age.  Times for driving slots will be selected in early May.  A letter will be sent home with the details.  This program is run in conjunction with the summer classroom course. If you have already taken classroom Driver Education and you only need behind the wheel over the summer, please contact your Driver Education instructor at your respective school.

Registration for Driver’s Ed courses ends on April 27th.

Attendance: Although this program is more flexible than the classroom, excessive absences will not be tolerated.  Poor attendance jeopardizes completing the course during the summer program.

 

Tuition: $350

 

Grades Offered: Students who are 15 years old on or before June 1, 2018

Session:  This course will be offered only during 1st Semester.

MATHEMATICS

Algebra I

Credit: 1.0

 

This two-semester course is designed to enable students to learn and master the basic concepts of algebra. The goal of the course is to provide meaningful connections and increase problem solving skills.  Modern terminology and concepts are used to study the real number system. Sets, variables, operations with polynomials, solving linear equations and inequalities, and solutions of quadratic equations are some of the many topics covered. A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Tuition: $195.00 per semester

Ancillary Fees:  All students must have a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Placement by teacher recommendation                                 

Grades offered: 9 – 12

Geometry

Credit: 1.0

 

 

This two-semester course incorporates a review of algebraic skills that will lead to the study of two- and three-dimensional figures and their measurements. Lessons are designed to enable students to learn and master essential concepts including points, lines, planes, angles, two and three-dimensional figures, area and volume, congruency, similarity, transformations, right triangle trigonometry, circles, and deductive proof.  This course progresses from an understanding of critical terminology through the use of deductive or logical reasoning to prove ideas about the shapes and figures in the world. A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Tuition: $195.00 per semester

Ancillary Fees:  All students must have a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Algebra and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 10 – 12

Geometry Honors

Credit: 1.0

 

 

This two-semester course involves the study of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their measurements, and is an accelerated geometry program. Lessons are designed for mastery of essential concepts including points, lines, planes, angles, two and three-dimensional figures, area and volume, congruency, similarity, transformations, right triangle trigonometry, and circles.  The course emphasizes deductive proofs.  A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Tuition: $195.00 per semester

Ancillary Fees:  All students must have a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Algebra Honors and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 9-12

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

Credit: 1.0

 

 

This two-semester course includes a review of skills from Algebra I.  The first semester emphasizes equation solving and its application to the solution of real world problems while second semester stresses trigonometry topics including right and oblique triangle laws. 

A graphing calculator is required for this class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Tuition: $195.00 per semester

Ancillary Fees:  All students must have a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Geometry and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 11 – 12

 

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Honors

Credit: 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

This two-semester course is an accelerated algebra program. The course includes a brief review of algebraic skills.  Emphasis is on advanced equation solving and its application to the solution of real world problems.  This course stresses the advanced algebra topics essential for success in Pre-Calculus Honors, Math Analysis and AP Statistics.  The course covers the topics of the Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry course, but at a faster pace and in greater depth.  Some trigonometry topics include right and oblique triangle laws.

A graphing calculator is required for this class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Tuition: $195.00 per semester

Ancillary Fees:  All students must have a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Geometry Honors and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 9-12

Exploring World Cultures

Credit:  0.5 elective credit

 

 This one semester, half-credit course is part of the larger Exploring World Cultures experience, which includes weekend/evening classes between January and June and culminates in an excursion to a selected country/region in June.  We will seek to understand the culture, geography, government, and history of the country or region, emphasizing what we will experience on the trip in June.  As a class, we will study the historical significance of the travel sites and seek to understand how the country/region’s history and culture are interwoven into our own history and culture as Americans.  Our goal is to analyze each country/region’s engagement with globalization, particularly issues of geography, government, and culture. The major themes of the class are thus the geographical, governmental, social, and cultural connections between various countries/regions and ourselves.  Because the course culminates in the trip to the selected country/region, it is only open to current students already participating in the trip.  The country/region changes each year; more information is available from the Social Studies departments.

Tuition:  $195.00

Grades Offered:  10-12

Prerequisite:  None

Session:  Semester 1 only

 

 

SUMMER BRIDGE

Summer Bridge Pre-Algebra

Credit: 

0.5 elective credit

 

This is an invitation only program, free of charge to participating students.  The goal of this course is to teach or reinforce essential pre-algebra skills to prepare students for success in high school algebra.  In addition to learning fundamental math skills, students in this program will engage with other summer school students and staff in team building and other high-school readiness programming.  The summer bus fee is waived for students enrolled in this class.

Tuition: $0.00

Prerequisite:  Invited students will fall into the identified math score band on their PSAT.

Grade offered: 9

Session: Semester 2 only

Summer Bridge Reading

Credit: 

0.5 elective credit

 

This is an invitation only program, free of charge to participating students.  The goal of this course is to teach or reinforce cross-curricular reading and literacy skills essential for student success in high school.  In addition to learning fundamental reading skills, students in this program will engage with other summer school students and staff in team building and other high-school readiness programming.  The summer bus fee is waived for students enrolled in this class.

Tuition:  $0.00

Prerequisite:   Invited students will fall into our identified reading score band on their PSAT.

Grade offered:  9

Session:  Semester 2 only

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