Summer School


The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy proudly offers multiple summer school courses and programs for both incoming and current students, as well as students from the surrounding communities. Check out the learning opportunities below for your chance to ignite your summer!

Contact: Mr. Alexander Davidson, Summer School Principal

If looking for summer athletics opportunities, please visit the 2019 U of D Jesuit Summer Camps page by clicking here.

Courses & Programs

Pre-Academy Program (Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Students, Academy)

Registration for the 2019 program is now full. Thank you for your interest.

The Pre-Academy Program is a one week course designed to introduce new incoming seventh and eighth grade students to the U of D Jesuit Academy. The focus will be on building student skills, exploring the school layout, discovering important people to know, learning expectations for Academy students, and gaining general U of D Jesuit knowledge. Students will leave the class knowing what they need to do the have a strong start to the seventh grade year.

This course is a one week course, available June 24 - June 28 (Session #1) and July 15 - July 19 (Session #2). The course is scheduled 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

This program is being offered free of charge. Seating is limited. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-Freshman Program (Incoming 9th Grade Students, High School)

Click here to complete the online registration form.

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy offers a pre-freshman summer program for graduated eighth-graders who will be attending U of D Jesuit in the fall as a freshman. The goal of this program is to bridge the students' middle and high school experiences in order for all students to be as successful as possible when starting ninth grade in the fall. This program is being offered free of charge. Students may register for the full-day program or for individual classes. Seating is limited for summer classes. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis with some preference for individuals required to take specific courses.

Pre-Freshman Summer School Program 2019
Four Weeks
Monday - Thursday
June 24 - June 27
July 8 - July 11
July 15 - July 18
July 22 - July 25

Experience #1
English/Language Arts

8:00 – 8:50 AM

Experience # 2
English/Language Arts

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Experience #3A – M, T, Th
Athletics – Iron Cubs

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Experience #3B - W
Guest speaker

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Experience #4
Lunch

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Experience #5
Mathematics/Study Skills

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Experience #6
Mathematics/ Study Skills

1:00 – 1:50 PM

English

This is a preliminary writing camp designed to review and progress existing writing skills. The purpose is to review and prepare incoming freshmen students with the essential knowledge and skill sets involved in the cognitive writing-based processes. The camp will focus on parts of speech, parts of a sentence, sentence construction, types of sentences, grammar/mechanics, and paragraph structure. The students should try to become aware of their writing processes from the use of proper planning and notation methods to the processes of writing and revising/editing their own work. The hope is to make the transition from 8th grade to 9th grade a little easier and less stressful.

Language Arts

This reading camp is a preliminary reading workshop course for students who wish to improve in the area of English language arts. Each student will spend his time in the reading camp improving reading comprehension skills in order to be successful when freshman year starts in the fall. The four-week course is 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.

Mathematics

The goal of the Pre-Freshman Mathematics course is to work with students to gain the confidence and solid footing necessary to succeed in Algebra at high school in the fall. The topics covered include operations with decimals, fractions, integers and expressions. The course is designed to review all of the fundamentals that students arriving from diverse schools and backgrounds, are expected to know before beginning Algebra.

Study Skills

The purpose of this class is to impart the necessary skills to be successful high school students. Covering a range of topics from learning styles to note taking and studying, this course will be primer for academic success. Topics to be Covered: learning styles, study habits, note taking, critical listening, creating a proper study plan, reading comprehension/vocabulary study, test prep, organization/time management, avoiding academic stress, and proper use of technology.

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High School Courses (Currently Enrolled Students)

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Five Great Ideas in Art

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 fulfill their Fine Arts Requirement in the high school. This class provides an introduction to different types of art with the ability to focus on traditional art or photography during their time in the course. 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. Photography students must bring a digital camera with a "manual mode" capability (DSLR, digital single-lens reflex).

This class is graded on a pass/fail basis. There are two sessions to choose from, morning or afternoon, available June 17 - June 21 (AM Session 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM; PM Session 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM). Friday, the last day of the class, all students will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for a full-day field trip. (Please see the "Registration & Other Forms" tab below to print the field trip permission slip to be turned in on the first day of class.) There is a maximum number of students who will be allowed to register for this course.

Cost: $200

Health

10th, 11th, 12th grades

The summer health class will focus on the tenets of living a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, physical fitness, mental/emotional health, and drug/tobacco/alcohol education. The goal of the class will be for students to apply the knowledge gained to enhance healthy living in their everyday lives. Intertwined in our topics will be an analysis of influences on our health and how to improve the decision-making process. The use of technology will be highly encouraged in the class. This is a four-day course, available June 4 - June 7. The class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, which includes a break for lunch. There is a maximum number of students who will be allowed to register for this course.

Completing this course will fill the .5 credit health requirement for graduation. Performing Arts students will also be allowed to register for the free JVLA online course "Growing Up Healthy." The online course takes approximately 8-10 weeks with 3-5 hours of work per week. Students who wish for a more condensed experience may wish to participate in this summer course offering.

Cost: $150

Media & Communications

10th, 11th, 12th grades

The summer version of "21st Century Media and Cultural Communications" course will focus on covering modern communication theories and practices and how they impact today's society. In addition, students will learn about modern communication issues and concepts and practice skill sets that will help them become more effective communicators. The students will develop communication skills through learning to give media presentations and speeches. They will also be expected to use technology in class to aid in their understanding of today's media. Each student in the class will give an informative speech as well as learn to think on their feet with impromptu or "table topic" speeches.

This course may be taken by current U of D Jesuit students to substitute the one semester requirement in high school. This is a one week course, available June 10 - June 14. The class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, which includes a break for lunch. There is a maximum number of students who will be allowed to register for this course.

Cost: $150

Study Skills

Unfortunately, this course is no longer being offered for the 2019 Summer School session. Thank you for your understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience.

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Science & Engineering Camp (Incoming 7-9th Grade Grade Students; Residents of Detroit)

The 2019 summer session of this course has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. We hope you will join us in Summer 2020.

USING STEM TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Could you survive? Do you have the skills to outlast the zombies?

A zombie attack is no joking matter. Learn how to defend your area, establish communications, and provide your team with the necessities to survive.

July 15 - 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost: $40

This science and engineering camp is for those residents of the city of Detroit who have just completed their 6th grade year through those entering the 9th grade in Fall 2019. Students must be male and must not currently attend U of D Jesuit. If you register for this program but do not meet the criteria, your registration will be voided.

Click here to complete the online registration form.

Registration & Other Forms

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ALL PROGRAMS.

Academy Preparedness Workshop: Click here to complete the online registration form.

Pre-Freshman Summer School Program: Click here to complete the online registration form.

High School Courses: Click here to complete the online registration form.

    • Art Field Trip Parent Permission Form:
    • Click here to download the parent permission form and medical treatment form.
    • Print BOTH forms and bring a signed copy to class on the first day of the course

Science & Engineering Camp: Click here to complete the online registration form.

Summer School Dress Code and Rules

Please direct your Summer School payments to:
U of D Jesuit High School & Academy
Summer School, Office of Academic Affairs
8400 S. Cambridge
Detroit, MI 48221

Make checks payable to "U of D Jesuit".
Please write “U of D Jesuit Summer School” in the memo of your check or money order.

If you have any questions or if there are days when your son(s) may miss a summer school class due to vacations or other conflicts, then please contact the Summer School Principal Mr. Davidson at Alexander.Davidson@uofdjesuit.org as soon as possible.