Summer School 2014

Welcome to Summer at Presentation!

Our summer school offerings for 2014 offerings are below. After you have decided on your child's courses, click the gold Register Now button. This will take you to our new summer school registration site. For questions or problems, contact Siobhan O'Byrne at sobyrne@presentationhs.org

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ALGEBRA I-A

Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 6-11
Prerequisites:
  Must have taken Algebra I or have finished PreAlgebra.
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the first semester of a standard course in Algebra I. It is designed to develop an understanding of a mathematical system, the algebra of real numbers. It focuses on the properties of real numbers, solving and graphing linear functions in the coordinate plane, solving linear systems of equations, applications of algebra in problem solving, functions and relations, solving systems of equations.  Algebra 1-A is a very fast-paced class and is designed to be taught to students who have already been exposed to a full year of Algebra.

ALGEBRA I-B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 6-11
Prerequisites: 
 Must have taken Algebra I or have finished PreAlgebra.
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the second semester of a standard course in Algebra I. It is designed to develop an understanding of a mathematical system, the algebra of real numbers. It focuses on the properties of real numbers, solving and graphing linear functions in the coordinate plane, solving linear systems of equations, applications of algebra in problem solving, functions and relations, and solving systems of equations.  Algebra 1-B is a very fast-paced class and is designed to be taught to students who have already been exposed to a full year of Algebra or have a solid foundation in mathematics.

ALGEBRA II-A
Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Prerequisites:
Students must have passed Algebra I or have taken Algebra II.
Grades: 9-12
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the first semester of a standard course in Algebra II. It is built on algebraic and geometric concepts acquired in previous math classes. It focuses on the sets of numbers, functions and relations, linear functions, system of equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions.  This is a fast-paced course which is design to be taught to students who have completed a full year of Algebra II or have successfully completed Algebra I.

ALGEBRA II-B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Prerequisites: 
 Students must have passed Algebra I or have taken Algebra II before.
Grades: 9-12
Cost:
  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about your eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: 
This is the second semester of a standard course in Algebra II. It is built on algebraic and geometric concepts acquired in previous math classes. It focuses on the sets of numbers, functions and relations, linear functions, system of equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic functions.  This is a fast-paced course which is design to be taught to students who have completed a full year of Algebra II or have successfully completed Algebra I.

BIOLOGY I-A
Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Prerequisites: Students must have passed Integrated Science
Grades: 9-12
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the first semester of a standard one-year course that explores the variety of life on earth while focusing on fundamental principles of biological science. The major topics include ecology, cell biology, genetics and human anatomy and physiology. Individual units incorporate a variety of laboratory and interactive computer experiences as well as group activities. This course fulfills both the Presentation High School and the U.C. requirement for a laboratory science.

BIOLOGY I-B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Prerequisites:  Students must have passed Integrated Science
Grades: 9-12
Cost: 
 $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the second semester of a standard a one-year course that explores the variety of life on earth while focusing on fundamental principles of biological science. The major topics include ecology, cell biology, genetics and human anatomy and physiology. Individual units incorporate a variety of laboratory and interactive computer experiences as well as group activities. This course fulfills both the Presentation High School and the U.C. requirement for a laboratory science.

CHEMISTRY A
Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Prerequisites: 
Students must have passed Algebra I or have taken Geometry.
Grades: 9-12
Cost: 
$550
Credits Available:
Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction to and an overview of the basic topical areas of general chemistry. This term will cover the topics of matter, atomic structure, energy, measurements, chemical composition, nomenclature, ions, and reaction types.

CHEMISTRY B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Credits Available: 5
Grades: 9-12
Cost:  $550
Course Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction to and an overview of the basic topical areas of general chemistry. This term will cover the topics of stoichiometry, thermochemistry, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, gases, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry.

GEOMETRY A
Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Prerequisites: 
Students must have passed Algebra I or have taken Geometry.
Grades: 9-12
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the first semester of a standard course in Geometry.  The course includes all of the basic concepts and constructions of plane and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on the development of logic, beginning with a set of axioms and postulates which are then used in the proofs of theorems and in solving problems. The course emphasizes exploration and testing of mathematical ideas by using manipulatives and open-ended questioning to lead to concepts. This course also includes an introduction to the trigonometry of right triangles, and provides a continuing review of the skills developed in Algebra I.

GEOMETRY B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Prerequisites:
  Students must have passed Algebra I or have taken Geometry.
Grades: 9-12
Cost:  $550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This is the second semester of a standard course in Geometry.  The course includes all of the basic concepts and constructions of plane and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on the development of logic, beginning with a set of axioms and postulates which are then used in the proofs of theorems and in solving problems. The course emphasizes exploration and testing of mathematical ideas by using manipulatives and open-ended questioning to lead to concepts. This course also includes an introduction to the trigonometry of right triangles, and provides a continuing review of the skills developed in Algebra I.

PRE-ALGEBRA
Dates: June 30-July 18 (July 3 and 4 are holidays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost:  $395
Grades: 6-9
Course Description: This course will both review and enrich your pre-algebra skills by connecting your prior math classes to Algebra 1 concepts. Using proven methods, both individual and group learning will help students be better prepared for high school math.

U. S. History A
Dates: June 11-27 
Time: 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Grades: 9-12
Cost: 
$550
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description: This course will present a broad chronological framework beginning with early fights for Independence and nation building, the division and reconstruction of the nation,the territorial and economic growth of the nation, and the movement to reform internal affairs and imperialize others. The diversity of the religious, and minority groups and their contributions both voluntary and forced to the development of the nation will be a major emphasis of this course. There will be library and outside research projects presented in written and oral form.

U. S. History B
Dates: June 30 - July 18 (July 3 & 4 are holidays)
Time: 12:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Cost: 
$550
Grades: 9-12
Credits Available: Presentation students may receive 5 remediation credits; non-Presentation students should check with their school about eligibility for advancement and/or remediation credits.
Course Description:  This course provides a broad chronological study of the twentieth century. Included in the framework of the course is an examination of the major social, political, economic and international events. The diversity of religious and minority groups and their contributions to the development of the nation will be an emphasis of the course. Content examines the role of the U.S. as a growing international power and this effect on the global community. Efforts will be made to address current political controversies. There will be library and outside research projects presented in written and oral form.