Summer School High School Programs 2018-02-12T16:54:31+00:00

Jones-Gordon Summer School 2018, for High School Students

With a maximum of 10 students per class, students are assured the same personalized attention that JGS delivers during the school year!

Cost: $300 per class, per session

Session 1 Morning Class Descriptions

World Cultures 1, taught by Mike DeLaura, BA, MA

In this social studies elective, students learn about the social and environmental factors that shape human diversity on earth. Students engage in cultural anthropology as they gain an understanding of world nations, religions, geographies, economies.

Writing Workshop, taught by Josh Murray, BA, M.Ed.

In this English elective, students of all grade levels learn everything they need to know to make high school writing assignments a breeze! Mr. Josh’s strategies have been proven to work for any student, even those who struggle most with the writing process!

Essential Reading for High School, taught by Amy Rasmussen, BA

In this English elective, students learn essential decoding, reading comprehension, and speed reading skills to make all high school level reading — from textbooks to novels — a breeze!

Typing & Study Skills, taught by Jared Vogel, BS

Calling all students who need an executive function boost! In Typing & Study Skills, students not only increase their typing speed and learn keyboard shortcuts, but also learn essential metacognition strategies to improve their EF skills.

Algebra Fundamentals, taught by Liz Westerfield, BA, MS, Ed.D.

In this course, students review and/or preview the fundamental concepts of Algebra. This course can be taken in preparation for First Year Algebra and/or as a review.

Conversational Spanish, taught by Jen Nimlo-Edmonds, BA

Students of all levels are welcome to join Conversational Spanish, where they will practice Spanish speaking and listening skills not often practiced in the classroom. Whether students have taken Spanish or not, this course prepares them to use the language in the real world.

Session 1 Afternoon Class Descriptions

Civics, taught by Mike Delaura, BA, MA

In this often-required social studies elective, students learn what citizenship means, both in theory and in practice. Students also explore the different levels of the American government and its local, national, and worldwide impact.

I’m Going to College!, taught by Josh Murray, BA, M.Ed.

From entrance exams to college essays to scholarship applications, this course prepares students for every facet of the college admissions process. Students also spend time developing the essential executive function skills needed to be successful in high school, college, and beyond!

Essential Reading for High School, taught by Amy Rasmussen, BA

In this English elective, students learn essential decoding, reading comprehension, and speed reading skills to make all high school level reading — from textbooks to novels — a breeze!

Psychology 101, taught by Jared Vogel, BS

This elective course introduces students to the science of psychology. Students will study the many perspectives of the world’s leading psychologists, learning about the brain and how a variety of stimuli affect human behavior.

Algebra Fundamentals, taught by Sam De Palo, BA, M.Ed.

In this course, students review and/or preview the fundamental concepts of Algebra. This course can be taken in preparation for First Year Algebra and/or as a review.

Conversational Spanish, taught by Jen Nimlo-Edmonds, BA

Students of all levels are welcome to join Conversational Spanish, where they will practice Spanish speaking and listening skills not often practiced in the classroom. Whether students have taken Spanish or not, this course prepares them to use the language in the real world.

Session 2 Morning Class Descriptions

World Cultures 2, taught by Mike Delaura, BA, MA

In this social studies elective, students expand their knowledge of the social and environmental factors that shape human diversity on earth. Students engage in cultural anthropology as they gain an understanding of world nations, religions, geographies, economies.

Geometry Fundamentals, taught by visiting teacher Alex Smith

In this course, students review and/or preview the fundamental concepts of Geometry, including spatial thinking and visual reasoning. This course can be taken in preparation for First Year Geometry and/or as a review.

High School Science Foundations, taught by Tesla Therrien, BS, M.Ed.

This course is designed to prepare students for high school level science. Students become familiar with foundational concepts and tools in order to enter high school science with confidence.

Writing Workshop, taught by Josh Murray, BA, M.Ed.

In this English elective, students of all grade levels learn everything they need to know to make high school writing assignments a breeze! Mr. Josh’s strategies have been proven to work for any student, even those who struggle with the writing process most!

Typing & Study Skills, taught by Jared Vogel, BS

Calling all students who need an executive function boost! In Typing & Study Skills, students not only increase their typing speed and learn keyboard shortcuts, but also learn essential metacognition strategies to improve their EF skills.

Algebra Fundamentals, taught by Liz Westerfield, BA, MS, Ed.D.

In this course, students review and/or preview the fundamental concepts of Algebra. This course can be taken in preparation for First Year Algebra and/or as a review.

Session 2 Afternoon Class Descriptions

Economics, taught by Mike Delaura, BA, MA

Advanced Math Preview, taught by visiting teacher Alex Smith

In this course, students review the skills most essential to success in advanced math classes (Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus) and preview the fundamental concepts of advanced math.

High School Science Foundations, taught by Tesla Therrien, BS, M.Ed.

This course is designed to prepare students for high school level science. Students become familiar with foundational concepts and tools in order to enter high school science with confidence.

Mandarin 101, taught by Josh Murray, BA, M.Ed.

This world language course introduces students to the fundamentals of Chinese language and culture, including spoken and written Mandarin. Students exit the course with a basic understanding of conversational Mandarin.

Personal Finance, taught by Jared Vogel, BS

In this elective course, students learn the basics of banking, budgeting, financial planning, debt and credit, insurance, taxes, and career-related earnings.

Algebra Fundamentals, taught by Sam De Palo, BA, M.Ed.

In this course, students review and/or preview the fundamental concepts of Algebra. This course can be taken in preparation for First Year Algebra and/or as a review.

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