Summer Knights

Academic Courses

Summer Knights Academic Courses

Do you want to advance in Computing, Art, Acting, Dance, Photography, Trigonometry or Science? Maybe you need to repeat a course in Geometry, Algebra II, Religious Studies, or English? 

The Summer Knights Schedule of Classes has been designed to create additional opportunities for students and provide greater flexibility for them as they begin scheduling their courses for the 2021-22 school year. Students entering grades nine through twelve may enroll in an academic or elective summer course that is equivalent to either a semester or year-long course. Semester courses carry .5 units of credit and year-long courses are 1.0 units of credit.

There are summer courses that may be taken to satisfy graduation requirements such as Computing in the Digital Age, Lifetime Fitness (PE), and a number of UC and CSU approved visual and performing arts courses. Taking one or more of these classes in the summer creates room in student schedules so that they can take additional courses of their choosing during the school year. In some instances, taking the entry-level of a visual or performing arts course during the summer (i.e. Art I) allows the student to accelerate into the next level during the school year. There are also opportunities for high achieving students to accelerate in our math program with courses like Honors Geometry and Honors Precalculus, and opportunities for students to remediate a course in which they may have earned a low grade (D or F).  There are also special workshops and online programs designed to help rising seniors get a jump start on their college applications and essays, and learn more about applying to film school. There is truly something for everyone, and we invite you to take a look!  
 
Session 1 Dates:
June 15 - July 2, 2021

Session 1 Remediations

List of 7 items.

  • Algebra I Remediation

    Faculty: Scott Hamilton
    Grades:
    Students entering 9th-10th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.
  • Algebra II Remediation

    Faculty: Scott Hamilton
    Grades:
    Students entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.
  • Biology Remediation

    Faculty: John Hirn
    Grades:
    Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Chemistry Remediation

    Faculty: Notre Dame Science Faculty
    Grades: Students entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • English Remediation

    Faculty: Margaret Aston
    Grades:
    NDHS students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Geometry Remediation

    Faculty: Joe Spelta
    Grades: Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Theology Remediation

    Faculty: Bridget Alameda
    Grades:
    NDHS students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: Independent Study
    Cost: $500

    Meeting times will be arranged by the teacher.
Session 2 Dates:
July 6 - July 23, 2021

Session 2 Remediations

List of 7 items.

  • Algebra I Remediation

    Faculty: Scott Hamilton
    Grades:
    Students entering 9th-10th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.
  • Algebra II Remediation

    Faculty: Scott Hamilton
    Grades:
    Students entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.
  • Biology Remediation

    Faculty: John Hirn
    Grades:
    Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Chemistry Remediation

    Faculty: Notre Dame Science Faculty
    Grades: Students entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • English Remediation

    Faculty: Margaret Aston
    Grades:
    NDHS students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Geometry Remediation

    Faculty: Joe Spelta
    Grades: Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
    Course Materials: $30 (ALEKS subscription)

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit.  Refunds will not be given.  Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 
  • Theology Remediation

    Faculty: Bridget Alameda
    Grades:
    NDHS students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: Independent Study
    Cost: $500

    Meeting times will be arranged by the teacher.

Session 1 Advancement Courses

List of 8 items.

  • Acting I

    Faculty: Amanda Tepe
    Grades: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 12:45-5 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This is the first semester of a year-long course. The initial focus of the course is on stage presence and creativity and moves towards monologues, scene study, and character development. Improvisation and theatre games will be rehearsed and presented as will scripted material by some of the world’s greatest playwrights. This course is a prerequisite for our advanced acting courses.

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 2 course that runs from July 6-23, 2021.
  • Art I

    Faculty: Joseph Lee
    Grades: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15- July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This is the first semester of a full-year foundation-level course that explores the fundamentals of visual expression in a studio setting. Surveying the disciplines of drawing, design and painting the student begins to learn how to communicate thoughts and ideas visually. A dynamic interplay between theory, practice and critique provides a unique learning experience. A portfolio will be developed as evidence of this growth.  This course is a prerequisite for many of our advanced visual arts courses.

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 2 course that runs from July 6 - July 23, 2021.
  • Computing in the Digital Age (IN PERSON)

    Faculty: Mr. Kobielusz
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021 
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
     
    Students may only miss one day of class in order to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for the class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: his course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of computing and computer devices, their use, and their impact on individuals and society. Students will study the development of technology and the digital revolution, basic computer design and function, how hardware and software work for the users, basic repairs and troubleshooting strategies, various operating systems, administrative and productive applications (Microsoft Office Suite), smartphones and other digital assistants and their applications and basic computer security. Students will develop an understanding of the ethical and legal issues, digital copyright issues, digital citizenship, social media awareness, and how to be a consumer of information in a digital age.
  • Computing in the Digital Age (ONLINE)

    Faculty: Sabitha Chanduri
    Grades:
    Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021 (online version not available for incoming ninth-graders)
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Mandatory on-campus sessions with instructor: June 15 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)  and July 2(3:00pm - 5:00pm). Do not register for this class if you are not able to attend the on-campus sessions. Refunds will not be given.

    Course Description: This is the same course as the one that is taught on campus, but students may work online at their own pace throughout the three-week summer school program. Students are required to attend the two on-campus meetings with the instructor. This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses. This is an asynchronous online class where the instructor publishes the material for each unit: PowerPoint slides, content-related videos, assignments, on-line discussion questions, lecture notes, and quizzes for students to access and complete the work on their own schedule, as long as they meet the deadline. The main source of communication is via email. Students are required to attend the two mandatory meetings.
  • Dance Fitness

    Faculty: Leticia Alcuran
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 12:45-5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This class combines many styles of dance with fitness exercises along with pilates and yoga. This class will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence. This class serves as an introduction to dance for younger and older students. Using games, music, and workouts, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and cardiovascular workout through basic footwork. Combinations with musical and emotional expression with proper techniques (contractions and release, off-center balances and suspension) as well as musicality and self-expression will be learned. Dancers will use both barre and centre floor and fundamental acrobatic techniques to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. It is a great way to get moving and increase motor skills and to increase range of motion in the body. 

    Dress Code: Students are required to follow the dance dress code which includes: leotard or form-fitting top, tights, leggings, dance shorts or skirt (any color) layers during warm-up, hair pulled back off the neck and dance shoe (ballet slipper, jazz shoes, modern half-soles). This course satisfies one of two semesters of physical education required for graduation.  

    Note: All Notre Dame students must take a full year of physical education as a graduation requirement. Freshmen take a required one-semester course called Personal Fitness. Dance Fitness would satisfy the second semester of physical education required for graduation.
  • Lifetime Fitness

    Faculty: Nick LaFace
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 

    Course Description: The class of Lifetime Fitness, Recreation, and Nutrition is designed to introduce students to many different activities and nutritional topics that can be part of their everyday life and personal fitness plan. As students start to learn about new physical fitness and nutritional topics, the goal is that they start incorporating the items they find interesting into their day-to-day lives. By doing so, they will become healthier and stronger not only physically, but also mentally.

    Note: All Notre Dame students must take a full year of physical education as a graduation requirement. Freshmen take a required one-semester course called Personal Fitness.   Lifetime Fitness would satisfy the second semester of physical education required for graduation.
  • Photography I

    Faculty: TBD
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This class will be an exploration of making photographs in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop and in a traditional darkroom. Students will complete this class with a greater understanding of the history of photography, the photographic process (historical and contemporary), camera settings, composition, light, image resolution, color correction, how to selectively enhance their photographs, traditional darkroom techniques (developing film and making prints), current photographers images and important iconic photographers, students will also increase their critical thinking skills, learn to make choices to express their ideas, see and experience the world differently and most importantly have fun and make new interesting images. 

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 2 course that runs from July 6-July 23, 2021.
  • Web Design & Development

    Faculty: Sabith Chanduri
    Grades: Students Entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2021
    Duration: June 15-July 2, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance. 

    Course Description: This course provides knowledge and skills for the fast-growing industry of Website design and development. This course is designed to develop competency in the use of the Internet, along with an introduction to basic programming concepts and the three web development languages: HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), & JavaScript, allowing the students to design, develop, and create interactive websites. The materials in this course will provide students with a solid understanding of the entire Websites and the use of the Integrated Development Environments (IDE) & multimedia programs including Adobe Dreamweaver. Students understand copyright laws and develop a detailed understanding of Website development from idea to deployment is an integral part of the course.

Session 2 Advancement Courses

List of 6 items.

  • Acting I

    Faculty: Amanda Tepe
    Grades: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 12:45-5 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This is the second semester of a year-long course. The initial focus of the course is on stage presence and creativity and moves towards monologues, scene study, and character development. Improvisation and theatre games will be rehearsed and presented as will scripted material by some of the world’s greatest playwrights. This course is a prerequisite for our advanced acting courses.

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 1 course that runs from June 15-July 2, 2021.
  • Art I

    Faculty: Joseph Lee
    Grades: Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6 - July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This is the first semester of a full-year foundation-level course that explores the fundamentals of visual expression in a studio setting. Surveying the disciplines of drawing, design and painting the student begins to learn how to communicate thoughts and ideas visually. A dynamic interplay between theory, practice and critique provides a unique learning experience. A portfolio will be developed as evidence of this growth.  This course is a prerequisite for many of our advanced visual arts courses.

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 1 course that runs from June 15- July 2, 2021.
  • Computing in the Digital Age (IN PERSON)

    Faculty: Sabitha Chanduri
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021 
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500
     
    Students may only miss one day of class in order to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for the class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: his course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of computing and computer devices, their use, and their impact on individuals and society. Students will study the development of technology and the digital revolution, basic computer design and function, how hardware and software work for the users, basic repairs and troubleshooting strategies, various operating systems, administrative and productive applications (Microsoft Office Suite), smartphones and other digital assistants and their applications and basic computer security. Students will develop an understanding of the ethical and legal issues, digital copyright issues, digital citizenship, social media awareness, and how to be a consumer of information in a digital age.
  • Computing in the Digital Age (ONLINE)

    Faculty: Sabitha Chanduri
    Grades: Students entering 10th-12th grade in Fall 2021 (online version not available for incoming ninth-graders)
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Cost: $500

    Mandatory on-campus sessions with instructor: June 15 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)  and July 2(3:00pm - 5:00pm). Do not register for this class if you are not able to attend the on-campus sessions. Refunds will not be given.

    Course Description: This is the same course as the one that is taught on campus, but students may work online at their own pace throughout the three-week summer school program. Students are required to attend the two on-campus meetings with the instructor. This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses. This is an asynchronous online class where the instructor publishes the material for each unit: PowerPoint slides, content-related videos, assignments, on-line discussion questions, lecture notes, and quizzes for students to access and complete the work on their own schedule, as long as they meet the deadline. The main source of communication is via email. Students are required to attend the two mandatory meetings.
  • Lifetime Fitness

    Faculty: Michael Armas
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to many different physical fitness activities that can be a part of their everyday life and personal training plan. The main objectives of this course are to encourage a practice of daily physical activity, develop healthy lifestyle habits, and grow in social and interpersonal skills. Students will learn about various ways to incorporate physical fitness into their daily lives while also working on skills necessary for working in teams and building relationships.

    Note: All Notre Dame students must take a full year of physical education as a  graduation requirement. Freshmen take a required one-semester course called Personal Fitness.   Lifetime Fitness would satisfy the second semester of physical education required for graduation.
  • Photography II

    Faculty: TBD
    Grades: Students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021
    Duration: July 6-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $500

    Students may only miss one day of class to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This class will be an exploration of making photographs in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop and in a traditional darkroom. Students will complete this class with a greater understanding of the history of photography, the photographic process (historical and contemporary), camera settings, composition, light, image resolution, color correction, how to selectively enhance their photographs, traditional darkroom techniques (developing film and making prints), current photographers images and important iconic photographers, students will also increase their critical thinking skills, learn to make choices to express their ideas, see and experience the world differently and most importantly have fun and make new interesting images. 

    Note: Students who would like to satisfy their 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and their UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement should also enroll in the semester 1 course that runs from June 15-July 2, 2021.

"Year-Long" Courses

Session Dates:
June 15 -July 23, 2021

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  • Honors Geometry

    Faculty: Joe Spelta
    Grades: Notre Dame Students Only entering 10th grade in Fall 2020.
    Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.
    Duration: June 15-July 23, 2021 
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $1000

    Students may only miss one day of class each semester (2 total) to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Description: This six-week course is the equivalent of one full year-long course and requires students to apply the concepts of Geometry at a more advanced level. Students will experience a more rigorous pace as they complete the topics covered in this accelerated curriculum. Additional topics in right triangle trigonometry and the complexity of proofs will necessitate a broader range of reasoning skills among students. 

    Note: This course satisfies one year of the three-year math graduation requirement and one year of the UC/CSU “C” requirement for mathematics.
  • Honors Precalculus

    Faculty: Bill Gamble
    Grades: Notre Dame Students Only entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021.
    Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.
    Duration: June 15-July 23, 2021
    Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Cost: $1000
    Course Material Fee: None

    Students may only miss one day of class each semester (2 total) to receive academic credit. Refunds will not be given. Do not register for this class if you have conflicts that will affect attendance.

    Course Supplies: All students must have a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 graphing calculator.

    Course Description: This six-week course is the equivalent of one full year-long course and requires students to apply the concepts of Precalculus at a more advanced level. Students will experience a more rigorous pace as they complete the topics covered in this accelerated curriculum. Additional topics include parametric equations, polar coordinates, and limits. 

    Note: This course satisfies one year of the three-year math graduation requirement and one year of the UC/CSU “C” requirement for mathematics.

"Semester-Long" Courses

Session Dates:
June 15 -July 2, 2021

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  • Trigonometry (ONLINE)

    Faculty: Becky Faber
    Grades: Students entering 11th-12th grade in Fall 2021.
    Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.
    Duration: June 15 - July 2
    Cost: $500

    Mandatory on live sessions with instructor: June 15 (10:00am - 10:30am)  and July 2 (10:00am - 10:30am). Do not register for this class if you are not able to attend the online sessions. Refunds will not be given.

    Course Supplies: All students must have a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 graphing calculator.

    Course Description: 
    This elective course is primarily designed for students who have finished Algebra II and wish to continue their education in mathematics but do not elect to take Precalculus and/or Calculus. Topics include the trigonometric functions (and their graphs), radian measure, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, and various applications of trigonometry. Mandatory live meetings will take place on June 15 and July 2.
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