Summer Knights

Academic Courses Grades 9-12

Summer Knights Academic Courses

Summer Knights is a great opportunity for students to excel and equip themselves on their learning journey.

These courses are offered for academic credit either to advance or remediate.  These courses will affect students’ NDHS transcripts.  Please read course descriptions carefully to clarify requirements to successfully receive credit for the courses.  

We strongly encourage students to discuss their plans for summer courses with their school counselor.  

Courses listed as (Year-long) require attendance during BOTH sessions in order to receive credit for the course.  ALL courses are IN-PERSON unless specifically listed as ONLINE.

Before registering for any programs, please review the online registration policies and procedures for important dates and details.

Join us this summer by registering today!
SESSION 1 JUNE 14-JULY 1
*Please note that there will be no classes on June 20 as we observe the federal holiday Juneteenth.
ADVANCEMENT
MORNING SESSION
8:00 AM - 12:15 AM

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  • Computing in the Digital Age

    Instructor: Nathaniel Hanna
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Description:  This 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.

    Credit details: This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses.
  • Honors Precalculus (Year-Long)

    *This is a year-long course.  Registration for this includes both sessions.
     
    *Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.  
     
    *Course only available to students entering grades 11-12
     
    Instructor: Bill Gamble
    Dates: June 14-July 22, 2022 (No class on July 4, 2022)
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm
     
    Course Fee: $1000
     
    Course Materials: All students must have a TI-83 Plu 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.
     
    Credit Details: This course satisfies 1 year of the 3-year math graduation requirement and one year of the UC/CSU "C" requirement for mathematics.
  • Honors Geometry (Year-Long)

    *This is a year-long course.  Registration for this includes both sessions.
     
    *Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.  
     
    *Course only available to students entering 10th grade
     
    Instructor: Joseph Spelta
    Dates: June 14-July 22, 2022 (No class on July 4, 2022)
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm
     
    Course Fee: $1000
     
    Course Materials: $30 ALEKS Subscription fee charged at registration
     
    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. 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.
     
    Credit Details: This course satisfies 1 year of the 3-year math graduation requirement and one year of the UC/CSU "C" requirement for mathematics.
  • Trigonometry Online

    *Math Department Chair Approval required: Please see Mr. Spelta to receive an authorization code in order to register for this class.
     
    *Course only available to students entering grades 11-12
     
    Instructor: Rebecca Faber
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm
     
    Course Fee: $500
     
    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 trigonometric functions (and their graphs), radian measure, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, and various applications of trigonometry.
  • Art 1 (1st Semester)

    Instructor: Joseph Lee
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Materials: $25 supply fee charged at registration

    Course Description: This is a year-long 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.

    Credit Details: This course satisfies ONLY HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement. Students will have to complete a second session to receive the full credit.  Students should coordinate with their counselor to ensure they have properly planned for this.
  • Photography 1 (1st Semester)

    Instructor: TBD
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm
     
    Course Fee: $500
     
    Course Materials: $25 materials fee charged at registration
     
    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.
     
    Credit Details: This course satisfies ONLY HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement. Students will have to complete a second session to receive the full credit.  Students should coordinate with their counselor to ensure they have properly planned for this. 
  • Improv Acting

    Instructor: Chris Wollman
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course Fee: $500

    This course is designed to explore improvisational acting techniques at an introductory level, embracing play (specialized games and exercises) to develop a sense of environment, character, circumstance, and collaboration towards generating original comedy performances. Suitable for both the beginning acting student and those who want to hone their craft in this specific area. Students of all grades and levels of experience and proficiency are welcome. 

    Credit Details: This course satisfies only HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement.  Students must take another semester course in the Theatre genre to fulfill VPA requirements.
AFTERNOON SESSION
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Lifetime Fitness

    *This course is also offered during the second session.

    Instructor: Michael Armas
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 12:45-5:00pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Materials: $25 field trip fee charged at registration

    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.

    Credit Details: 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.
ONLINE COURSES

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  • Computing in the Digital Age

    *The online course is only available for students entering 10-12 grades.

    *This course is also offered during the second session.

    Instructor: Sabitha Chanduri
    Dates: IN PERSON MEETINGS June 14 and July 1, 2022
    Times: 3:00-5:00pm
    Course Fee: $500

    Course Description: This is the same course as the one that is taught on campus, but students will 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 on June 14 and July 1 from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. Do not register for this course if you can not attend these meetings. Refunds will not be given.  This is an asynchronous online class where the instructor publishes the material for each unit: PowerPoint slides, content-related videos, assignments, online 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. 

    Credit details: This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses.
REMEDIATION
MORNING SESSION
8:00 AM - 12:15 AM
ONLINE COURSES

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SESSION 2 JULY 5-JULY 22
ADVANCEMENT
MORNING SESSION
8:00 AM - 12:15 AM

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  • Honors Precalculus (Year-long)

  • Honors Geometry (Year-long)

  • Art 1 Second Semester

    Instructor: Joseph Lee
    Dates: July 5-July 22, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Materials: $25 supply fee charged at registration

    Course Description: This is a year-long 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.

    Credit Details: This course satisfies ONLY HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement. Students will have to complete a second session to receive the full credit.  Students should coordinate with their counselor to ensure they have properly planned for this.
  • Photography 1 Second Semester

    Instructor: Leila May
    Dates: July 5-July 22, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm
     
    Course Fee: $500
     
    Course Materials: $25 materials fee charged at registration
     
    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.

    Credit Details: This course satisfies ONLY HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement. Students will have to complete a second session to receive the full credit.  Students should coordinate with their counselor to ensure they have properly planned for this. 
  • Musical Theater

    Instructor: Tammy Jo Baston
    Dates: July 5-July 22, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course Fee: $500

    This course is a workshop designed to develop the student’s talent in the performance of musical theater. Students will participate in dance, singing, and acting sessions and will present group and solo performances from the canon of musical theater.

    Credit Details:
    This course satisfies only HALF of the 1 year visual and performing arts graduation requirement and the UC/CSU VPA “F” requirement.  Students must take another semester course in the Theatre genre to fulfill VPA requirements.
  • Robotics

    Instructor: Dr. Vu Nguyen
    Dates: July 5-July 22, 2022
    Times: 8:00am-12:15pm

    Course fee: TBA
    Course Materials: $100 materials fee charged at registration

    Course Description: This one-semester course is an introduction to Computer Science, Engineering, and Robotics following the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) curriculum. The course focuses on problem-solving and the basics of robotic design and computer programming while using their robot. The students will construct a robot and learn the basics of controlling it using one of the programming languages.

    Credit details: This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses.
AFTERNOON SESSION
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Lifetime Fitness

    *This course is also offered during the second session.

    Instructor: Michael Armas
    Dates: June 14-July 1, 2022
    Times: 12:45-5:00pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Materials: $25 field trip fee charged at registration

    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.

    Credit Details: 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.
ONLINE COURSES

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  • Computing in the Digital Age

    *The online course is only available for students entering 10-12 grades.

    *This course is also offered during the first session.

    Instructor: Sabitha Chanduri
    Dates: IN PERSON MEETINGS July 5 and July 22, 2022
    Times: 3:00-5:00pm

    Course Fee: $500

    Course Description: This is the same course as the one that is taught on campus, but students will 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 on July 5 and July 22 from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. Do not register for this course if you can not attend these meetings. Refunds will not be given. This is an asynchronous online class where the instructor publishes the material for each unit: PowerPoint slides, content-related videos, assignments, online 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. 

    Credit details: This course satisfies the Notre Dame graduation requirement for computer science and is a prerequisite course for many of our advanced computer courses.
REMEDIATION
ONLINE COURSES

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ONLINE REMEDIATION COURSES
Through our online partners, your student can complete their remediation credits asynchronously for select classes. 
 
Online classes available:
 
World History or Honors World History
US History
Economics
Government
 
Biology or Honors Biology
Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy and Physiology
 
French 1
French 2
French 3
 
Latin 1
Latin 2
Latin 3
 
Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3
 
9th Grade Theology - Revelation of Jesus in Sacred Scripture
10th Grade Theology - Mission of Jesus Christ
11th Grade Theology - History of Catholic Church
12th Grade Theology - Responding to the Call of Jesus
Who is Jesus Christ?
Sacraments
 
Upon registration, you will receive instructions from our online partners on how to begin work for the course.
 
These courses will count for NDHS credit and be reflected in your ND GPA.