Summer Institute

Overview:

 In 2017, summer courses will be offered in a variety of subject areas, both for credit and for enrichment. The classes, taught by Hunterdon Central’s faculty, are small and will provide an excellent academic experience. These courses may allow a student to advance in a particular subject area and/or reinforce skills for the 2017-2018 school year.

Transportation: Students will need to provide their own transportation to Summer Institute courses. 

Attendance requirements: Students cannot miss more than one class, in order to earn credit for the course. 

There will be no refunds once confirmation of the course enrollment has been given.

Summer Institute Costs:

 Credits:

 District Residents:

 Non-Residents:

 2.5  $400.00  $500.00
 5.0 Option II  $550.00  $650.00
 5.0 Credit Recovery   $400.00  $500.00
 Non-credit $150.00  $270.00

Summer Institute Registration:

Please click to download and print:  Summer Institute Course Registration Form

Registration and payment are due by June 1, 2017, with the exception of Course #082SI - Credit Recovery English.

Summer Institute Course Descriptions:

BUSINESS:

#604SI – Computer Applications
Credits: 2.5
Grades: 9 -12
Grade type: Letter Grade
Dates: July 10 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Computer Applications expands upon students’ existing knowledge of computers and software applications. Students will improve their understanding of, and proficiency in, word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia, desktop publishing and web-based applications. At the completion of this course, students will develop a portfolio of their work and will be prepared for academic work and personal use.
 

#PF620 – Personal Finance
Credits: 2.5
Grades: 9 -12
Grade type: Letter Grade
Dates: July 10 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Note: This course meets the Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement.

This class responds to the need for 21st century citizens who are financially literate and who face increasing financial choices due to the global economy. Personal Finance includes the application of knowledge, skills and ethical values in consumer and financial decisions impacting self, family, and the local and global community. All students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment and charitable giving. Topics include: Income and Careers, Money Management, Credit and Debt Management, Planning, Saving and Investing, Becoming a Critical Consumer, Citizen Financial Responsibility, and Risk Management and Insurance. 

ENGLISH:

#082SI English - Credit Recovery
Grade(s):9 - 12
Credits: 5.0 - recovery credit only
Registration due by: June 20, 2017
Grade type: Pass/Fail
Dates: July 6 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM in class

This course is designed for students who have taken and lost credit, or not passed a grade level English Language Arts class. Using appropriate grade level Common Core Standards, students will engage in independent study and collaborative reading, writing, speaking and listening experiences.  Using student-led inquiry, coupled with a reading and writing workshop design, students will collaborate in the study and discussion of essential questions found in fiction and non-fiction.  In addition, they will engage in self-selected reading study and authentic writing opportunities, addressing narrative, literary analysis and argument analysis genres.  Independent language study, collaborative Socratic seminars and Ted Talk-style presentations will round out their engagement in the language arts.  Students will also publish a digital portfolio of their work. PARCC assessment design will be built into the units of study. 

 #CE1SI – College Essay
Credits: None
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Grade type: None
Dates: July 10 and July 12
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This workshop will walk students through the college essay process, from start to finish. At the end of the second day, students will have a finalized essay ready to submit to the colleges of their choice.

HEALTH /PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

#521HSI – Drivers Ed & PE 10 – Option II
Credits: 5.0
Grade: 10
Grade type: Option II – Pass/Fail
Dates: July 6 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM in class, plus additional online hours

Students taking this course will engage in Driver Education and AED/CPR as their health requirement, as well as progressive activity units in Project Adventure, Weight Training and Personal Wellness. Successful completion of this course will enable students to acquire a Motor Vehicle blue card used in the permit process. Students will divide their classroom time between Health and Physical Education activities, projects, the application of varied technologies, daily assignments and assessment in both areas. The course will be taught using a hybrid or blended model, meaning both in-class seat time and online work will be used to enable students to demonstrate mastery and earn the five credits. As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript. 

 #500HSI Project Adventure/Weight Training – Option II
Credits: 5.0
Grade: 9, 11, 12
Grade type: Option II – Pass/Fail
Dates: July 6 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM in class, plus additional online hours

Students taking this course will engage in grade-level specific health units and progressive activity units in Project Adventure, Weight Training and Personal Wellness. Students will divide their classroom time between Health and Physical Education activities, projects, the application of varied technologies, daily assignments and assessment in both areas. The course will be taught using a hybrid or blended model, meaning both in-class seat time and online work will be used to enable students to demonstrate mastery and earn the five credits. As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript.

MATHEMATICS:

#3237HSI Geometry CP – Option II

Credits: 5.0
Grades: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Grade type: Option II – Pass/Fail
Dates: June 26 – July 25 (Mon-Thurs) except July 3 & 4
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in class, plus additional online hours

This course covers all of the topics taught in a full-year college preparatory Common Core State Standards Geometry course, but without the 120 hours of seat time. This hybrid course will consist of classroom time coupled with expected online learning, practice and assessment. Topics include: congruence, measurement and construction, similarity and trigonometry, geometric measurement and dimension, connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates, circles with and without coordinates, applications of probability.  Successful mastery will enable students to take Algebra 2. Students enrolled in this course must take the PARCC Geometry Performance-Based and End-of-Year Assessments, unless Algebra 2 is taken during the following school year.  As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript. 

#363HSI Pre-Calculus CP – Option II
Credits: 5.0
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Grade type: Option II – Pass/Fail
Dates: June 26 – July 25 (Mon-Thurs) except July 3 & 4
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in class, plus additional online hours

This course is designed to allow a student to extend his/her preparation for college mathematics. It provides an exciting and rich learning experience that is a broad introduction to mathematical strategies used in the social sciences, business and non-technical careers. This hybrid course will consist of classroom time coupled with expected online learning, practice and assessment.Sequences and series, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, curve fitting, algebraic modeling, recursion, and a rigorous review of algebraic skills are included. Applications are stressed throughout the course. As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript. 

SCIENCE:

#424SI Honors Biology 2
Credits: 2.5
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Pre-requisite: Honors Biology 1
Grade type: Letter Grade
Dates: July 10 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This weighted course is a continuation of Honors Biology 1. It is recommended to prepare students to take the Biology SAT II. It is also highly recommended for those students who wish to take AP Biology. Topics to be covered include:study of the phyla of the animal kingdom including characteristics and evolution, comparative anatomy of the vertebrates, cellular energy (process of photosynthesis and respiration), and the study of the plant kingdom including the evolution, structure and function, and life cycles of the four major groups of plants. As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript.