Summer School

Summer School 2018

Seton Catholic Preparatory offers enrichment for students entering grade nine and credit courses for students entering grades nine through twelve. 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 Prep. Summer School 2018 runs from June 4 to June 29. 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.

Registration for current 9th – 11th grade students

Current Seton students register for summer school through their counselor. Due to limited seats, students will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration for incoming 9th grade students

Incoming 9th grade students should email the admissions office with their interest to take summer school, along with which course(s) they wish to take. 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 is $300, and 1.0 credit courses is $600. Tuition will be billed through your family’s FACTS account on May 1, 2018. Refunds are not given for cancellations after May 15, 2018.

Attendance

Regular attendance is vital. For semester-length courses, a student may miss no more than 2 days, while a student in a year-long course may miss no more than 2 half-sessions, i.e. a morning or afternoon session. Should a student exceed the allowable absences or be tardy 5 times, that student will be withdrawn from the summer session course. A tardy or early dismissal 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.

Required Day of Attendance – June 29, 2018: 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/.

Clothing

Students attending summer school should come in Seton Spirit Dress. Spirit dress includes the regular uniform skirt or short purchased from Educational Outfitters. For the shirt, students have the option of wearing the regular Seton Catholic Prep uniform polo or a t-shirt from a Seton Catholic organization, sport or function purchased through a Seton organization or Spirit Shop. Shirts made at home, by a parent, or purchased at an athletic tournament are not approved spirit shirts.  

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

All enrichment courses meet weekdays; June 4 – June 29

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 (9) (0.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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 4 – June 29; 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This is a one semester class that introduces the student to 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.

Fine Arts

Photography / Photoshop I (10-12) (.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of digital photography. Students will study the basic functions and use of a Digital SLR camera, creative composition in photography, the origins and history of photography, and a variety of other skills. Using Adobe Creative Cloud software and a variety of digital tools, students will complete hands- on projects that will explore their creative abilities as a photographer as they build a portfolio.

Stagecraft (10-12) (0.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 5 – June 30; 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stage Craft is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the many off-stage, behind the scenes aspects of theatre and is open to any Seton student with an interest in drama/theatre. The semester will include: introduction to theater, stage direction, technical theater, set design and construction, lighting and sound.

Physical Education

Health (9) (0.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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 (9) (1 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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 (11) (1 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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.

Social Studies

US Government (12) (0.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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.

World History (10) (1 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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.

Theology

Sophomore Theology (10) (1 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ.  Through this course of study, students learn that for all eternity God planned to share eternal happiness with us. Students study how the Church serves as the ordinary means of salvation for believers who are enriched by the sacraments and a life of prayer as members of the Body of Christ living in the world, proclaiming the Lord Jesus to all in the world through lives of holiness in imitation of Christ.

Vocations (11) (0.5 credit)
Weekdays; June 4 – June 29; 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. 


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