Summer School

Summer School 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

Seton Catholic Preparatory offers enrichment and credit courses for students. The summer curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for students to improve basic academic skills as well as to get ahead in their course of study at Seton Catholic Preparatory. Summer school runs from June 3 – June 28.  Due to summer space limitations, priority for summer placement will be given to students who are taking the summer option in order to fulfill admissions requirements or to enroll in a full-year fine art elective.

TUITION

Tuition for summer enrichment courses is $250, .5 credit courses are $325, and 1.0 credit courses are $650. Tuition will be charged to the student’s FACTS account on May 24, 2019. Refunds are not given for cancellations after May 31, 2019.

REGISTRATION

Students wishing to enroll in summer school may do so during course registration.  Click here for the course registration timeline and course worksheets. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will mark the summer school selection(s) on their course worksheet and select the summer school option on the Class Registration page in PowerSchool.  Incoming freshmen will mark the selection on their course worksheet only.  While requests are made in February and March, summer schedules will not be created until May after the scheduling for the upcoming school year has been completed.  Wait to inquire about summer schedule confirmation until May.  You can direct questions about summer school that are not addressed on this page to this email: summer@setoncatholic.org.  

ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance is vital. If there should be a third absence and/or a fifth tardy, that student will be withdrawn from the summer session course. A tardy beyond 30 minutes will be counted as an absence. Please confer with the instructor if there are issues with either attendance or tardiness. If you will be absent, an email notification is to be sent to the teacher the day of the absence. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes before their class begins and must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after their class ends.

Required Day of Attendance – June 28, 2019: Final exams occur on the last day of the summer session, and are required days of attendance. Students that cannot accommodate travel and/or other extra-curricular plans around this requirement may not register for summer school.

TEXTBOOKS

Books will be available for purchase through the MBS Direct website. More information on how to purchase books is available on Seton’s website. From the homepage, select ‘parent’ at the top. Once there, select ‘Buying/Selling Textbooks’ from the menu on the right. The exact webpage is setoncatholic.org/parents/buying-selling-textbooks/.


CAFETERIA/LUNCH

Lunch service is not provided during summer school. Refrigerators are available for student use to keep their lunches cold. Refrigerators may be accessed before the school day and during lunch. The cafeteria will be open for seating daily from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CLOTHING

Although full uniforms are not required for summer session, students must wear the Seton Catholic Preparatory uniform shirt tucked in. Non-uniform shorts or pants may be denim or other material and must be knee-length. Cut-offs or frayed hems are not permitted. Pants may not be “sagging” at any time. Other clothing cannot advertise or promote anything that is contrary to the standards and philosophy of Seton Catholic Prep. Students who violate this guideline will be removed from class until the violation is corrected.  Students out of class more than 30 minutes will be charged with an absence.

CONDUCT

Rules regarding student conduct will be established by the teacher. Students removed from class as a consequence for misbehavior will be charged with an absence and may be withdrawn from the summer session.

 

ENRICHMENT COURSES

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28

Math: Algebra I Prep

Section 1: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Section 2: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

English: Grammar, Reading and Writing

Section 1: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

 

CREDIT COURSES

Business:

Freshman Computing (0.5 credit)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; Section A: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Section B 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
One semester course required for all freshmen and sophomore transfer students to Seton.

Catholic Prep. This course examines a variety of technology and computing processes and issues that affect all Seton students. In this course, students will learn to operate the MS Office suite which is the standard platform for all assignments at Seton. In addition, students will investigate issues related to their use of technology including research, security and ethics. This course has a maximum of 25 students per section.

 

Personal Finance and Management (11-12) (.5 credit)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This is a one-semester class that introduces the student to the financial decisions and activities of an individual.  This course includes topics of ethics, budgeting (to include charitable giving), credit, insurance, savings, investing, debt servicing, consumer loans, and taxes. In addition, the student will apply the principles of financial planning which involves analyzing their current financial position and predicting their short-term and long-term needs. The Student will incorporate their knowledge of MS Office, the internet, and email to research financial topics. Also, the student will create, implement, and maintain personal financial documents.

 

Physical Education:

Health (0.5 credit)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; Section A: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Section B 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
One semester course required for all freshman and sophomore transfer students to Seton Catholic Preparatory. Health education develops skills that enable students to recognize, obtain, and interpret health information helping them to take responsibility for achieving and maintaining physical, mental, emotional, and social health throughout their lives.

Science:

Biology (1.0 credit)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Biology is the first science class students study at Seton Catholic.  Biology is the study of life.  This course examines. the characteristics of living things, the cell and its processes, the principles of genetics, the evolution of life on this planet, the classification of earth’s life forms, vertebrate characteristics, mammal characteristics, human history and ecological relationships.  Current issues in biology are discussed as they arise.  Biology is a required course for all Seton Catholic Preparatory High School graduates.  This course will fulfill 1 of the 3 lab science requirements set forth by the Arizona State Board of Regents for entrance to any state university in Arizona.

 

Chemistry (1.0 credit, 11th grade)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chemistry is the third level of science classes studied at Seton Catholic.  Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes.  This course is an overview of the nature of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, and the use of the Periodic Table; the gas laws, solutions, acids and bases; types of chemical reactions and the balanced chemical equation for each reaction; stoichiometry and organic and nuclear chemistry.  A great opportunity is provided for the student to develop analytical laboratory skills, including analysis of data and preparation of technical laboratory reports. Students who are successful in this chemistry course will be prepared for advanced science classes offered during senior year.  Chemistry is a required course for all Seton Catholic Preparatory High School graduates.  This course also fulfills 1 of the 3 lab science requirements set forth by the Arizona State Board of Regents for entrance to any state university in Arizona.

 

Theology:

Vocations (0.5 credit, 11th grade)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the vocation of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course, students are helped to learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course is structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others, and study the importance of discernment in preparation for all vocations, as well as the sacramental support for living out a Christian vocation.

 

Social Studies:

World History (1 credit, 10th grade)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This survey course utilizes a thematic approach to world history beginning with early civilizations and progressing towards the 21st century. Each semester unit projects, research, and writing skills are applied.

 

US/AZ History (1 credit, 11th grade)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
United States/Arizona History is a chronological, topical study of the history of our nation and state. It is designed to provide the student with analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the history of both the state and the nation. This course is divided into two sections, one per semester: beginnings to Reconstruction (1877); and the industrialization of America to contemporary United States.

 

US Government (0.5 credit, 12th grade)

Weekdays; June 3 – June 28; 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
US/AZ Government is an introduction to political science for the high school senior.  The student will investigate the workings of our federal, state, and local governments with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution.


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