Online Course Offerings: Summer 2018
Geometry – full year course – June 18 – August 10 (8 weeks)
Open to rising 9th grade - 12th grade students, with approval from Dr. Nichols.
Description: Typically taught over a full school year, this eight-week summer version is fully online and presents an integration of plane, solid and coordinate geometry, using both inductive and deductive modes of reasoning. Geometer’s Sketchpad is used as a tool for investigation and proof. Topics include interrelation of points, lines and planes, parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, similar triangles, circles, right triangle trigonometry, area and volume. Students should expect to spend 20-24 hours working online each week. Credit: 1
Personal Finance – trimester course – June 18 – July 27 (6 weeks)
Open to rising 10th grade - 12th grade students.
Description: This six-week, fully online course will teach students how to make practical financial decisions throughout their lives. Students will learn real financial life skills that they will be using throughout their lives, starting with the development of financial goals, including saving for college and retirement and money management. Students will learn to how to budget, balance their checkbook, complete tax forms, save, invest, and use credit. They will also learn the fundamentals of purchasing a home or a car including types of insurance plans. This course will provide students with a solid foundation for making sound financial decisions throughout their lives. Students should expect to spend 12-14 hours working online each week. Credit: 1/3
Public Health and Personal Wellness – trimester course – June 18 – July 27 (6 weeks)
Open to rising 9th grade - 12th grade students
Description: This six-week, fully online course covers the same amount of material and requires the same expectations as the Public Health and Personal Wellness course; however, it is completed entirely online. Students will debate, research, discuss and even build nutrient molecules to develop an understanding of mental, physical, and emotional wellness. By the end of the course each student should have a better understanding of what health is and why it matters to each one of us. This course is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who prefer to fulfill this graduation requirement outside of the regular school year. On average, students can expect 12-14 hours working online each week. Credit: 1/3
Writing for High School and Beyond: Grammar, Mechanics and Analysis – trimester course – June 18 – July 27 (6 weeks)
Open to rising 10th grade - 12th grade students
Description: Grammar, Mechanics, and Analytic Writing. This six-week, fully online course serves rising 10th,11th and 12th grade students looking to tune-up grammar, mechanic, usage and analytic writing skills. Through individualized instruction, native and non-native English students will advance their grammar proficiency, which will also prepare students for the English portion of the ACT and the writing portion of the SAT. Using individualized interests, students will also be taken through the process of analytic writing featured in humanities courses such as understanding the prompt, thesis writing, evidence integration, and the introduction and conclusion. Students will also learn 21st century writing tech tools, and they will come away knowing their strengths and areas of improvement. On average, students can expect 12-14 hours of work online each week. Credit: 1/3
Contact Holly_Moffett@bullis.org for information to register.