Summer School

Digital Literacy

Five Great Ideas in Art

Study Skills

Pre-Freshman Math

Pre-Freshman English

Pre-Freshman Language Arts


SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

Digital Literacy

11th and 12th grades

The Digital Literacy Summer Course is an introduction to many areas of computer applications, geared toward giving the student the skills they will need to succeed in our increasingly technologically advanced world. It will introduce the student to a wide variety of topics, all of which will be useful and applicable in various ways within school, work, and in life more generally.

This course is a blended learning course - the student will receive lesson plans, assignments, and interactive videos and workshops to work through at their own pace in weekly and bi-weekly segments, while Mr. Utter grades and provides feedback, support, and additional lessons as needed. Students will meet for class in-person on June 10th, August 11th, and August 12th, from 8 AM to 1 PM. On these days, there will be a break for lunch, but lunch will not be provided.

Five Great Ideas in Art- Summer Art Class

10th, 11th, 12th grades

“Five Great Ideas in Art” is a one week summer course that may be taken by current U of D Jesuit students in Grades 10-12 to substitute for the one semester art requirement in the high school. This class provides an introduction to different types of art. For the traditional art student, various techniques and media are introduced. Students will work with composition in drawing, painting, ceramics and mixed media. For the photography student, there is an exploration of light, shadow, form and composition when taking photos with a digital camera. They will also work at telling stories with their photos as well as basic skills on Photoshop. Friday, the last day of the class, all students will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts.

This class is grades on a pass/fail basis. There are two sessions to choose from, morning or afternoon, June 27-July 1.

Study Skills

9th and 10th grades

The purpose of the U of D Jesuit Summer Study Skills class is to offer students a primer on the skills needed to be successful students not only at U of D, but through college and beyond. The focus is on the basic skills of note taking, time management, studying for tests, critical listening, and organization. Students will practice real skills with practical applications to their student life. They will discuss proper use of technology in an academic setting and learn how to best utilize all available resources. This is a two week course, available June 20-July 1 (Session #1) or July 11-22 (Session #2). The class is scheduled 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

Pre-Freshman Math

9th grade

The course will focus on basic elements and concepts associated with pre-algebra as a precursor to Algebra I. There will be daily class work and home work. This is a four week class which runs June 20–July 1, July 11–July 22. The class is scheduled 10:30am – 11:15am.

Pre-Freshman English

9th grade

This course is a preliminary writing workshop designed to review and progress existing writing skills. The purpose is to prepare incoming freshmen students with the essential knowledge and skill sets involved in the cognitive writing-based processes. This is a two week course, available June 20-July 1 (Session #1) or July 11-22 (Session #2). The class is scheduled 11:45am - 1:15pm.

Pre-Freshman Language Arts

9th grade

This course is a preliminary reading workshop course designed to review and progress existing reading and analytical skills. The purpose is to prepare incoming freshmen students with the essential knowledge and skill sets involved in the analysis of literature. Students should come prepared with their own copies of the novels for the required summer reading: Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) and Lord of the Flies (Goulding). This is a two week course, available June 20-July 1 (Session #1) or July 11-22 (Session #2). The class is scheduled 11:45am - 1:15pm.

Summer School Rules & Regulations

Pre-Freshman Courses Rules and Regulations