Course Catalog

Summer at Presentation is an opportunity for boys and girls of all ages to explore new interests in the classroom and beyond.

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3D Design and Printing

This course will introduce students to 3D design and printing. Students will use 3D software (Tinkercad and Mudbox) to create 3D models such as simple landscapes, cars and contraptions. Students will have significant time to learn the capabilities of 3D software, which will culminate in students printing their own small designs on a 3D printer.

3D Sculpture

If you like to use your hands and think 3-dimensionally, this is the class for you. In this class you will create two 3-dimensional art pieces. You will explore the sculptural process of reduction carving and modeling using ceramics and plaster. For inspiration you will view various sculptures by famous 3D artists.

Algebra II Semester 1 & 2

Course Description: Semester 1

This is the first semester of a standard course in Algebra II, however, it is fast-paced. This course continues the development of algebraic structures begun in Algebra I in areas such as linear systems, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, and graphing in the coordinate plane. New topics include quadratic systems, complex numbers, matrices, and exponential functions and logarithms.

Course Description: Semester 2

This is the second semester of a standard course in Algebra II and is typically more challenging than the first semester. We cover advanced Algebra II topics including higher order polynomial functions, rational algebraic functions, conic sections, irrational functions, binomial expansion, sequences, and series. Similar to semester 1, the course is built on algebraic and geometric concepts acquired in previous math classes.

Algebra I Semester 1 & 2

This is a fast-paced 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. Students seeking advancement will be placed in a very fast-paced class that is designed for students who have a strong math foundation. Students seeking to remediate will be placed in a class that is designed to be taught to students who have already been exposed to a full year of Algebra.
 

Alice Animation

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animation for telling stories or playing interactive games.  Alice is a freely available tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming.  It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.  By manipulating objects in their visual world, students gain experience with constructs typically taught in introductory programming courses.  By the end of this course, students will complete their own 3D interactive game or animation.

Android App Maker

Want to create your own application for your android phone? This course will use AppInventor, an open-source web application provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It provides a friendly block-based programming environment for Android app development. Each student will need to have an Android phone (preferred) or tablet. However, Android phones will be available for student use if they do not have one. Students will build drawing and animated games, texting apps and GPS apps. Time is set aside for students to create their own game or app.

Basic Java

This course provides students with an introduction to Java programming and will help prepare students for the AP Computer Science. No programming experience is required! In this course, students will learn basic input and output, number operations, variables, data types, conditionals and loops. They will also learn data structures like Strings, one-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays; and they will learn to write methods as well. Students will be writing Java programs throughout the course. (This course does NOT cover Objects, that is covered in the "Object Java" course)

Biology I Semester 1&2

This is 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 UC/CSU requirement for a laboratory science.
 

Ceramics

This camp will teach students the basic techniques and understanding of clay as an art medium. Experience will be given in pinch, coil, slab and other hand-building techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to work on the potter's wheel and become knowledgeable in glazing and firing techniques of stoneware.

Chemistry Semester 1&2

This is a laboratory course in the study of inorganic chemistry. The principles of chemistry are learned through films, lectures, handouts and problem-solving. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of the program.

Chorale Workshop

Love to sing? Make your voice soar with others in this Chorale Workshop! Students will learn and review the essentials of singing technique and choral ensemble skills, as well as learning fun songs in a group setting. Students will learn about solfege and how to sight read music. They will also learn music and sing in multiple parts in a group setting.

Co-Ed Basketball Camp

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of Basketball with individual and team skill development. Ball handling, shooting, footwork, defense, passing are some of the skills that will be covered. Proper basketball attire is required.

Community Service & Social Justice

This course brings students together for service, learning, and leadership. In this course, students will learn about important social issues within our local and global community, then will go out into the community to engage in meaningful service at various non-profit organizations, and participate in hands-on learning in a fun, supportive environment. Students will visit a local nonprofit organization that addresses various focus topics including: poverty, hunger, homelessness, environmental justice, and systems of oppression. The group will meet with volunteer coordinators and community leaders who will provide opportunities throughout the week to complete a variety of hands-on service projects, and hear stories, as they directly affect individuals and their communities. Through community-building activities and reflection, students will have the opportunity to further explore ways to make change in their own community, and give voice and action to their passions, as it relates to the connections between charity and justice.

Creating Comics on the Web

Unleash your inner comic! Want to learn to create inspiring, funny, or informative comics? This is the class for you! This very fast-paced course is perfect for the beginner wanting to learn how to create awesome, engaging, beautiful comics online! We will work on behind the scenes planning techniques, and then explore several top-quality (and free!) web-based comic creation tools. Since they are web-based, work anywhere you have a web connection. When you’re done, share then with your friends, family, and teachers and watch for their amazed reactions to your awesome work!

Creative Writing: Fiction

Face it - you're going to get bored this summer after about three days! But if you admit that to your mom, you'll be doing chores before you even know what hit you. The best solution? Take a class in creative writing! We'll one week exploring different styles of writing, from narrative to reviews to slam poetry, with extra focus on writing techniques like how to write killer dialogue, integrating similes and metaphors that don't sound lame, and painting pictures with words. We’ll discuss the narrative arc and review literary terms like simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia. We’ll practice writing dialogue, do some character sketches, and do lots of revising and peer editing. No experience required - all you need is the desire to try different types of writing (and avoid those chores). By the end of the week, you will have a short story written in first-person point of view, but with a twist.

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Want to polish your Yelp reviews or develop an ad campaign for your event that no one will be able to resist? During this course we will try our hand at a lot of different styles of non-narrative writing, like editorials, song parodies, ad campaigns, and satire. Some of the work will be done on your own, and some will be done in pairs/groups. We’ll continue to provide you with large chunks of time to write and revise. Plan on sharing/reading your work with the group and practicing your constructive criticism skills. The week will end with a trip to a local restaurant, where we'll learn how to write a food review!

Dance

Love to dance? In this class you will be working on and developing your dance technique. This class will focus on jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop technique. Each day will focus on a different style of dance while improving your flexibility and strength. Students will be split into technique levels to ensure that each student receives the attention that he or she needs. This class will help students understand what it is like to dance at Presentation. This will give them the opportunity to dance alongside current team members while developing their own craft. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn three different dances with a final performance on Friday.

Digital Photography

This is a Beginners class for students who want to learn how to use their camera. Students will learn the technical aspects of DSLR camera use such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO and flash, as well as artistic approaches to lighting and composition. Students who own their own DSLR cameras are encouraged to bring them to class. Otherwise, cameras will be provided. This would also be an excellent course for incoming frosh who are enrolled in the Yearbook class.

Drawing & Painting

In this course students will learn and develop art techniques in drawing and painting media. They will get a chance to practice these techniques and create artworks. Each day students will warm up by drawing from observation using a different drawing media. The media students will use during this course are: pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastels oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylics. Projects will include still life drawings, landscapes and optical design. The camp will teach students how to tap into their personal expression and build their artistic confidence and creativity. Students will be introduced to basic drawing and painting techniques and will be introduced to the art elements and principles of design.

Drivers Education

This four-day driver education course is required by the state. Students who complete the course will receive a state completion certificate. Presentation High School provides a classroom on campus for the convenience of our students. Instructors are provided by the Economic Driving School. 

 

Drivers Education ONLINE

The online drivers education course is approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Reading flash graphics, videos, quizzes, and practice tests will prepare the student to pass on the written DMV test.

Field Hockey Camp

Beginner Camp Description: Presentation Field Hockey camps are focused on strengthening the foundation of athletes at beginner level. The beginner camp will be focused on field hockey athletes who have 2 or less years experience in playing the sport. The Camp training focuses on developing the correct individual techniques to execute the basic skills, on understanding the concepts of the game, and on employing team strategies. The beginners camp focuses on teaching the athletes the correct technique and developing their game sense, while playing small sided games. All camps are available for both boys and girls. Campers are required to wear shin guards, mouthguards and athletic attire.

Advanced Camp Description: Presentation Field Hockey camps are focused on strengthening the foundation of athletes at the advanced level. The Advanced camp will be focused on field hockey athletes who have 2 or more years experience in playing the sport. The Camp training focuses on developing the correct individual techniques to execute advanced skills, on understanding the concepts of the game, and on employing team strategies. The advanced player's’ game-sense and skills are improved by exposing them to the advanced strategies and tactics, while polishing their technical skills. All camps are available for both boys and girls. Campers are required to wear shin guards, mouthguards and athletic attire.

Financial Literacy

Most students these days don’t have to worry about money, and as a result, they lack relevant financial skills. This course will teach students to be financially responsible.  Students will conduct research about buying a car, financing their education and purchasing a house. They will learn about interest and investments, taxes and inflation, making a budget, saving money for a rainy day, ….  During the course, students will apply what they have learned to different scenarios.

Fundamental Skills for Algebra

Algebra is the foundation of many Math courses, and there are some fundamental skills that are essential to be successful in Algebra.  Sometimes students find Algebra difficult because they do not have a good grasp of these fundamental skills --  negative number operations, fraction operations, solving equations, factoring, exponents, graphing, …  Different approaches will be used to ensure that students understand and master these concepts.  Students will excel at Algebra once they have stronger fundamental skills.

Game Making with Java

Students learn to create games and simulations using Greenfoot (a free development environment from the University of Kent) and Java.  This is a good course to solidify the abstract concepts in Java object oriented programming.  We will focus on creating classes and subclasses, developing parameters, invoking if statements, randomization and constructors.  Students will be writing games while learning these concepts.

Geometry Boost

Geometry boost is a one week course designed to give students an introduction to several geometry topics by involving them in hands on activities and projects. It is aimed at giving students a head start in geometry topics - with an emphasis on logical and spatial reasoning skills. This class would be great for any student with weaker math skills as well as students who earned a C or lower in regular Algebra. It is NOT for incoming frosh entering honors geometry. Sophomores with a B or B- in the second semester of algebra who are planning to make the jump to honors geometry are strongly encouraged to take the course.

Geometry Semester 1&2

This is a fast-paced 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. Students seeking advancement will be placed in a very fast-paced class that is designed for students who have a strong math foundation. Students seeking to remediate will be placed in a class that is designed to be taught to students who have already been exposed to a full year of Geometry.

Graphic Arts:  Intro to Photoshop I

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic operation of Adobe Photoshop. Through a series of projects students will develop the skills to work efficiently and creatively in Photoshop.

Graphic Arts:  Intro to Photoshop I+

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic operation of Adobe Photoshop. Through a series of projects students will develop the skills to work efficiently and creatively in Photoshop. Take this class alone or as a continuation of Intro to Photoshop I.  Returning students (those who have taken Photoshop I) will expand their skills even further taking their work from proficient to "Wow"!

History of the Nation's Capital

Ever wonder how our Nation's Capital became the seat of power in the Free World? Who chose the land? Who designed the city? How the city was named? And how is the District of Columbia governed? In this class we'll answer all of these questions and more! We'll explore why the city is divided up in quadrants and take virtual tours of the city's monuments and their history. Take this class before you travel to DC with your 8th grade class (or anyone else!) to make the most of your visit to the seat of our nation's government!

Introduction to Spanish

Whether you’re taking Spanish 1 next year or you just want to learn some basic conversations skills before your next trip to Latinoamérica, this class is a great fit for you! In this movement-based language class you will learn how to hold basic conversations while making new friends and having a lot of fun. Through this dynamic class you will gain the skills and confidence necessary to talk about food, clothing, family and hobbies all en español. After this week of speaking, listening, writing, reading and conjugating, your español will be ready to rock!!

Junior Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide children entering 6-9th grade in the Fall to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.

Life Hacks

Remember when you thought that you could do it all yourself at the age of 3? Now that you have mastered your numbers, alphabet and how to tie your shoes, how about taking it up a notch. In Life Hacks you will learn the basics of how to become an independent and self-sufficient young adult (#adulting!). Learn how to buy car insurance, change a flat tire, prepare basic meals, explore the importance of sleep and exercise, develop and manage a budget, open a checking account and discuss the importance of saving. Explore pros and cons of applying for a credit card and discuss how to build your credit. By the end of this week you'll be well on your way to Life Hacking your way in adulthood!

Math Problem Solving Strategies

This is a class for students who love Math and want to learn some Math techniques not taught in traditional classroom. Many problems can be solved relatively quickly with the right strategy. In this course, students will learn strategies and methods to solve interesting Math problems, some from MathCount and American Math Competition (AMC). Learning these strategies will help students solve SAT or ACT Math problems as well, and of course, they will do better in their Math classes in school.

Music Exploration

Are you musically inclined or totally tone deaf? Either way this class is for you! This course will explore all aspects of music. We will use percussion instruments to learn how to read and perform rhythms. We will use the piano lab to explore keyboard instruments. We will do a variety of musical activities, crafts, and games to better understand the way music works. We will learn how to listen to and appreciate classical music, as well as explore music from other genres, including jazz and musical theater. All musical skill levels are welcome, and students are encouraged to bring any musical instruments they own.

Navigating College Admissions

This summer, design your road map to college! Students will create a balanced list of applications through a thoughtful and reflective, inside-out approach to discovering your ideal college. Various application platforms, deadline types, college essays and financial aid procedures will also be reviewed. This class is intended for rising seniors.

Object Java

This course is designed for students with experience in basic Java and is designed to prepare students for AP Computer Science. It covers the object-oriented side of Java. In this course, students will learn about user-defined classes, ArrayList classes, iterators, interfaces, constructors, advanced classes, inheritance, super classes and abstract classes. Students will be writing object-oriented Java programs throughout the course.

Outdoor Yoga

Looking to start each summer day right? Come experience how a morning yoga practice can make a positive difference worth building into your daily routine! This uplifting class will help you awaken, feel refreshed, and establish your focus for the day ahead! Join us to explore yoga poses, learn how to engage the breath, and meditate while practicing outdoors. Class is held on the field so dress in layers to stay comfortable. Expect sun salutations, standing and balancing postures, backbends, and more!

*Beginners welcome!
*Yoga mat required
*Hat, sunglasses, light jacket, large towel recommended

Pre-Pre Calculus

Precalculus is a challenging course. Give yourself a jump start with this week long Precalculus boost. The course is specifically designed to prepare students planning to take Precalculus next year. Students will have opportunities to review concepts from Geometry and Algebra II that they struggled with but needed for Precalculus. Students will be reviewing Trigonometric Functions, Triangles, Solving Equations, Inverse Functions, Graphing, Word Problems. They will also be introduced to Trigonometric proofs.

Private Swim Lessons

Our private lessons are open to swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Our instructors have experience working with swimmers who have special needs. Our program can be catered to the exact needs and goals of your swimmer, including but not limited to the following: water safety, stroke technique and refinement, and racing strategies. Our instructors are all former and/or current swimmers and are knowledgeable and up-to-date on successful teaching methods. They are passionate and excited about sharing their love of the water with others. Online registration for swim lessons can be found at: http://www.swimatpres.com

Product Design and Marketing with Tech

If you LOVE being creative AND you want to be able to make money in the future, this is the class for you.  Maybe you have a new product you want to market? Or you have some ideas about a product but don’t really know how to get the word out?

Learn how to market with technology using the latest software tools and best practices in this fast-paced course. Starting with designing a new product - including a logo and tagline - students will walk through key aspects of product marketing using modern, web-based technology tools. Students will create infographics and advertisements, design web pages, and create and edit photos and videos to tell their new product’s story. The course will culminate with students creating a testimonial video about their product, and sharing what they’ve created with their classmates.

Screen Printing

This fun introductory class will focus on basic screen-printing equipment and processes, including stencil and drawing techniques, using non-toxic materials. Students will create screen-prints from original artworks and explore the various types of material to print on to make their own posters, t-shirts, and more!

Sewing 101

Have you ever wondered how clothes are made? Need to learn to hem your favorite pants or fix a button? In this course you'll learn how to use a sewing machine to all sorts of fantastic things! You'll learn to sew pajama bottoms using a sewing machine, how to select the correct needles and thread for your project, how to sew from a pattern! Your days of boring scrunchies and pajama pants will be over once you learn to take your clothes to a new level!

Soccer Camp (Girls Only)

Presentation soccer camp focuses on the individual technique of the players and it is designed to create a positive learning environment in which each player can develop their self-confidence and stay motivated to reach their peak playing ability. Presentation’s experienced staff will provide personalized instruction in every phase of soccer, with special emphasis placed on proper passing, trapping, shooting ball handling and defensive techniques. Learning is achieved through small sided games and one of the goals is to not only teach the game but to develop a passion for the game of soccer. The camp curriculum will challenge the campers but they will have fun while playing in a competitive environment. 

Softball (Girls Only)

The Presentation Softball camp will focus on the proper fundamentals and mechanics, no matter the level of experience that each player has playing fast-pitch softball. It is the goal of the Presentation Softball camp to make sure each and every camper receives as much one-on-one attention as possible. The camp is staffed with knowledgeable and experienced instructors and will be held at Presentation’s beautiful softball field. Each girl will need to bring the following: Glove, Bat, Helmet, Sliding pads, water bottle.

Spanish 2 Refresher & Confidence Booster Course

This course is open to any student who has completed Spanish 2 or equivalent. Throughout the course students will review challenging grammatical concepts presented in Spanish 2 such as the imperfect and preterite and indirect and direct object pronouns. In addition to reviewing grammar, students will develop conversation skills and gain confidence in communicating in the language. Students will learn the art of circumlocution and the value of taking risks when learning a new language. ¡Si se puede!

Speech & Debate for Middle School Students

This course will introduce Speech and Debate to students in the context of high school competition. Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities that help them to be successful communicators inside the classroom, in competition and in life. Students will learn about how to be a good speaker, participate in mini-debates, discuss current events, learn how to research and analyze evidence, and choose and prepare for their events

Speech & Debate Prep for Pres

This course is a prep course for incoming or current Presentation HS students. Students will both develop skills and work on their event for the 2019-2020 season.  During the course, students will work towards preparing for the coming season of competition. All students will be exposed to activities that help them hone their speaking, performance, critical thinking, and analytic activities.

SS-Rov Camp - Level 1

SS-ROV (Seafloor Science Remotely Operated Vehicle) Camp, Level I, is a week-long STEM summer day camp for children ages 8-10 (entering grades 3-5). STEM activities focus on ocean exploration and the science, technology, and operations that enable it. Hands-on STEM activities focus on the scientific method and ocean technologies. Activities incorporate electronics, rovers, designing, building and driving underwater ROVs, sensors, sonars, deep-sea scientific drilling, seafloor geology, and biology. For more information, visit www.ssrovcamp.org

SS-Rov Camp - Level 2

Similar to the SS-ROV Level I camp, this is a week-long STEM summer day camp that focus on ocean exploration and the science, technology, and operations that enable it. Participants engage in team-building learning activities having to do with motor electronics, programming land rovers (Boe Bots), designing, building and driving underwater ROVs, seafloor geology, and environmental conditions to consider when doing research and scientific methods of data collection. As a final goal, camp participants are teamed up to utilize information and skills developed in the early part of the week to put together research missions for particular geologic features/regions. At the end of the week, each team's detailed plans (info on location, team roles, equipment needs, expectations) are presented to the class. Detailed certificate accomplishment is provided to students at the completion of camp. SS-ROV Camp strives to mimic activities aboard a scientific research vessel to inspire, inform and challenge students with typical ocean-going processes and activities. The program is under the direction of Dr. Geoff Wheat, a professor of geological oceanography with University of Alaska Fairbanks working out of MBARI (Monterey Bay Area Research Institute) in Moss Landing. Geoff has participated in more than 70 sea-going scientific expeditions and has served as chief scientist on many of those excursions.

Study Skills: Step Up to Pres

Open to incoming PHS freshman ONLY; Mandatory for students Accepted Conditionally 

Do your study skills need a boost before the academic demands of high school take over?  This camp offers an array of skills to help first-year students process and organize new information which helps them to prioritize their workload. Students will be working within the following study skills: learning styles, organization and time management, note-taking and outlining, test preparation strategies, and problem solving techniques.

Surf & Turf Yoga

This truly unique experience explores the practice of yoga from the mat to the pool! Students spend part of the time inside the studio learning yoga poses, breath work, and meditation techniques. The last hour of every class will be spent putting those principles into practice by practicing yoga on standup paddleboards in the pool! Each day, students explore a wide variety of poses, build strength and self-confidence, and benefit from a unique, outdoor, learning environment.

Survival of the Foodist (Cooking)

Home alone with a kitchen full of food and nothing to eat? Stop eating out of a box and learn to cook! In this class, students will be introduced to the basic skills needed to prepare delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals using fresh ingredients. Students will also learn the value of eating and preparing a variety of foods, eating with the seasons, eating locally and working within a budget. Over the course of a week, we will prepare and eat our way through breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and dessert. This will give each student some essential life skills! It is not recommended to take this course twice during the same summer.

Surviving College

This course is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors (or recent grads!). Going off to college is an exciting time in a young adult’s life. For some, this is the first time that the majority if not all of the decision making will be a sole responsibility and this can be daunting and overwhelming. This course will introduce many of the tools that will be needed to support your life journey through college. We'll discuss: roommates and conflict resolution; time management and life balance; how to seek academic support; to party or not to party; knowing your limits and self-care, and so much more! By the end of this course you'll have the tools to face the exciting challenges ahead!

Swim Camp

For girls and boys entering 1st-9th grade in the fall. Each camp will cover stroke mechanics, team building, dryland training, race strategy and an introduction to springboard diving and water polo. All swim campers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke on their back BEFORE enrolling in camp. They should also be comfortable in deep water (7-13’ deep). Swimmers are grouped according to their ability level, ranging from beginners through experienced swim team members.

Tennis Camp (Girls Only)

The Presentation Tennis camp prepares players for high school competition in singles and doubles. Emphasis will be on their individual technique, footwork, and court positioning. Campers will be assessed on their conditioning and tennis skill levels and drills and games will be conducted according to that level. Campers should be at an intermediate level of tennis. Beginners and/or players with no match play experience are welcome with a minimum number of players registered, please contact Coach Dana Gill prior to signing up for camp. Camp is held at Wallenberg Park just a few blocks from Presentation (Corner of Curtner and Cottle Aves). Contact Coach Dana Gill with questions: dgill@presentationhs.org

Throwing

In this introduction to throwing on the wheel, students will get 1:1 attention while they learn how to center a piece of clay on the wheel, pull up the clay to form basic shapes such as a cylinder and bowl, and learn how to foot their projects. These forms will be made into a vase, a cup with a handle, and a bowl. All projects will be glazed to make them waterproof and safe to eat or drink with.  Class size will be limited to 7 students.

Volleyball Day Camp All Grades (Girls)

The goal of Presentation volleyball camps is to provide a structured learning environment to develop the athletes into strong volleyball players, while teaching them the passion for playing and having fun. Our experienced coaching staff run the volleyball camps and will teach all pertinent volleyball skills: serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and game play. Campers will be evaluated and placed in a group that challenges their level of play and that will enhance their volleyball skills.

Volleyball: Setter/Libero (defensive skills) Camp (Girls Only)

The Volleyball: Setter/Libero (defensive skills) Camp is for athletes entering grades 6-12. This camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a setter and want to improve in these specific skills. The camp focuses on developing setting techniques for improved execution during game situations. Players enrolling in the Setter camp should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training. The Libero Camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a defensive player and want to improve in these specific skills for either a defensive specialist or libero. The camp focuses on developing defensive techniques for improved execution during game situations. Players enrolling in the Defensive camp should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training.

Volleyball Setters/Hitters (Girls Only)

The Setter Camp is for athletes entering grades 8-12. This camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a setter and want to improve in these specific skills. The camp focuses on developing setting techniques for improved execution during game situations. Players enrolling in the Setter camp should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training. The Hitter Camp is ideal for athletes who have established themselves as a hitter and want to improve in these specific skills. The camp focuses on developing hitting techniques for improved execution during game situations. Players enrolling in the Hitter camp should be ready for intermediate and advanced skills training.

Water Lovers (Girls Only)

For girls entering 1st-9th grade in the fall. This camp provides the ultimate swimming experience as campers take on speed swimming, springboard diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. All swim campers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke on their back BEFORE enrolling in camp. They should also be comfortable in deep water (7-13’ deep). Swimmers are grouped according to their ability level, ranging from beginners through experienced swim team members.

Water Polo Camp

Presentation water polo camps teach water polo strokes, passing techniques, eggbeater techniques, shooting and defensive positioning. Campers will learn in a fun environment through drills and use their new skills on a daily basis in competitive game situations. All camps are available for both boys and girls! All levels of experience welcome. Must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke, as well as be comfortable in deep water.

Writing Boot Camp

Highly recommended for incoming PHS frosh but open to all! Writing is one of the most necessary and applicable skills a student can hone in preparation for college and the real world. However, students are often intimidated, confused, and bogged down by the various requirements of a high school English assignment. In this week-long course we will break down the high school English essay (in particular, the expository essay or literary analysis), giving students the foundation they need to successfully approach, draft, revise, and polish any and every assignment.

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Siobhan O'Byrne
Summer School Principal, Academics
(408) 264-1664, ext. 2956
summerschool@presentationhs.org

Kevin Saldivar
Assistant Athletic Director
(408) 264-1664, ext. 2498
ksaldivar@presentationhs.org

Marisa Cozort
Swimming Director
(408) 264-1664, ext. 2960
aquatics@presentationhs.org

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