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High School Summer School Program

Welcome to the 2020 Distance Learning Summer Program of the Greenwich Public Schools. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our district’s education, this year’s Summer School program will be offered via distance learning, and focus solely on advancement courses and credit recovery courses for our secondary level students.

Our rigorous and engaging Distance Learning academic programs for our Secondary school students will help your child to develop their academic skills for those students needing the extra credits, or advancement for the upcoming Fall Semester.

Maya Angelou once said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” So if your child needs to “know better” then help them do better. Follow with the registration below.

Date: Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 7, 2020
Students: Grades 9 - 12 for Acceleration and/or Credit Recovery Only
Registration: May 20, 2020 - June 2, 2020

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  1. Registration begins May 20, 2020 and is online through Family ID. All registration will be processed on a first-come basis. Course title, description, type and tuition fees may be found in the brochure. If you have any doubts regarding the selection of courses, please confer with a guidance counselor, or your child’s principal/house administrator before enrolling. 
  2. All students must register at their MAY 2020 grade levels except where otherwise noted in the brochure.
  3. Registration for secondary students enrolled in credit, make-up/credit recovery, or acceleration courses MUST have approval from the student’s guidance counselor. To be eligible for credit recovery in a full year course or semester course, the student must have the approval of their school counselor or administrator.
  4. You will receive an email receipt from Family ID when you have registered your child and we have received the tuition payment. If the registration is incomplete, your registration will not be processed, and you will be notified by email. You will be notified via email if a course is over- or under-subscribed. Otherwise, assume your registration has been accepted. GPS Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course at any time before classes begin. If a course is canceled, the student will receive a full refund.
  5. No student will be registered without payment in full. Credit card payment can be processed with registration on the Family ID website or obtain a certified bank check or money order payable to TOWN OF GREENWICH sent to the GPS Summer School Office, 290 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830. No refunds will be issued unless a class is canceled. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ARE ACCEPTED.
  6. Grades for secondary school students will be reported to their receiving schools, where they will be recorded on the transcript as grades earned in Summer School. Grades earned during the school year will also remain on the student’s record.  

IMPORTANT DATES: The Summer Program is in session from Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 7, 2020. Each course has its own specific dates, hours and schedule. Please note the dates/hours of your child's course when you register.

HOURS AND LOCATION: Via Distance Learning.

TUITION: Tuition varies with the length of the course. There will be no charge for textbooks or supplies except as noted. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. In addition, nonresidents pay a fee of $50 for EACH course. Remit payment online via credit card on Family ID or mail certified bank check or money order to “Town of Greenwich.” The operational plans for the summer school programs are based on the number of students enrolled by Friday, June 8, 2018. After this date, we cannot guarantee placement. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ARE ACCEPTED.

REFUND POLICY: In the event a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, students will be refunded the entire registration fee. No refunds will be made for courses unless the course is canceled. Early registration is encouraged to avoid course cancellation.

CONDUCT: All school distance learning conduct codes for the regular school year are in effect during the summer session.

FINAL REPORT CARDS: Final report cards will be mailed to students on the last day of Summer School. Duplicate records will be submitted to the sending school officials that are designated on the registration form. Those students with a material debt will not receive a final report until all obligations are met.

ADMINISTRATION: The Summer School Coordinator exercises general administrative and supervisory control of Summer School.

COURSE OFFERINGS

MATHEMATICS

  • Geometry - CR tuition $468 review /1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Geometry A or Geometry B and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills and/or grade in Geometry. A passing grade in Algebra I is required to register for this course. Topics include geometric reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, polygons, three-dimensional solids, congruence, proofs, construction, geometric probability, and transformations on the coordinate plane and circles.
  • Algebra II - CR tuition $468 review /1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Algebra 2A or 2B and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills in preparation for the next course in the mathematical sequence. This course covers linear systems, quadratic functions, probability and the counting principle, complex numbers, polynomial functions, series and sequences, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, measures of central tendency, radian and degree measure, the unit circle, and right triangle trigonometry.
  • Geometry A tuition $ 857 1.0 credit This course is for rising 10th – 12th graders who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and have not yet studied Geometry. It is an axiomatic study of plane figures in Euclidean Geometry. It examines their properties, measurement and mutual relations in space. Topics include geometric reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, polygons, three-dimensional solids, circles, congruence, proofs, construction, geometric probability, and transformations on the coordinate plane. Successful completion of this course will earn the student 1.0 credit in Geometry A and the student can enroll in Algebra 2A at Greenwich High School. Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 1.
  • Algebra 1/Geometry Course 1 tuition $468 review/1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Algebra/Geometry Course 1 and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills and/or grade. Topics include angles, triangles, ratio and proportion, algebraic expressions, and coordinate planes. Emphasis is on problem solving, use of technology and real-world applications.
  • Algebra 1/Geometry Course 2 tuition $468 review/1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Algebra/Geometry Course 2 and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills and/or grade. Topics include algebraic concepts, solving basic and multi-step equations, perimeter, area, surface area and volume, measurement and calculation, geometric probability and compound shapes. Emphasis is on problem solving, use of technology and real-world applications.
  • Algebra/Geometry Course 3 tuition $468 review/1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Algebra/Geometry Course 3 and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills and/or grade. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, solving polynomial equations, and quadratic functions.
  • Bridge to Honors Precalculus tuition $468 acceleration/enrichment This course is designed for the student who has taken Algebra 2A and wants to proceed to Honors Precalculus. This course will include a review in greater depth of the topics studied in Algebra II and introduce the topics include evaluating and analyzing trigonometric graphs, expressions and equations, law of sines and cosines, radian and degree measure, unit circle, right triangle trigonometry and conic sections. Placement into Honors Precalculus will be determined by successful completion of this course and teacher recommendation.
  • Algebra I /Extended Algebra tuition $468 review/1.0 credit recovery This course is for students who have already taken Algebra I or Extended Algebra and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their skills in preparation for the next course in the mathematical sequence or Algebra II. This course includes work in solving linear equations, linear systems and inequalities; fundamental operations with polynomials, factoring, powers, and roots; and sequences; function notation; scatter plots and trend lines; and linear, quadratic and exponential functions.

SCIENCE

  • Biology tuition $810 review /1.0 credit recovery This college preparatory-lab based biology course is designed for high school students who have already taken Biology or Practical Biology and did not successfully complete the course during the school year, or for those who want to improve their understanding of Biology. This course will build on core biological concepts and provide hands on laboratory experience. Topics focus on: structure and function of cells, microbiology, genetics and human inheritance, evolution, and ecology and human and their environment. Students will demonstrate mastery of biological concepts and fundamental laboratory techniques.
  • Chemistry tuition $919 1.0 credit recovery/credit This college preparatory course with a virtual lab experience is designed to develop understanding and skills in four areas of Chemistry: fundamental concepts; practical applications; laboratory techniques; and mathematical applications. A final exam will be given in the course.Prerequisite: Algebra I.

SOCIAL STUDIES & HISTORY

  • American History (Semester 1) – CR tuition $ 281 0.5 credit recovery The course covers American History from the turn of the twentieth century, through the period of the Early Cold War. This is a chronologically thematic class that focuses on how the conflicts between public and private interest, tradition vs modernity, and liberty vs. security all led to changing definitions of freedom for various citizens during the first half of the twentieth century. Units of study will include the Progressive Era, the 1920's, The era of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War of the 1950's and early 1960's.
  • American History (Semester 2) – CR tuition $ 281 0.5 credit recovery The course covers American History from the middle part of the twentieth century, through the turn of the twentieth-first century. This is a chronologically thematic class that focuses on how the conflicts between public and private interest, tradition vs modernity, and liberty vs. security all led to changing definitions of freedom for various citizens during the second half of the twentieth century. Units of study will include the Civil Rights Movement, The Vietnam War, The Late-Cold War, the domestic and foreign policies that shaped America since the end of the Cold War, and America's role in a Post 9/11 world.
  • Civics - CR tuition $ 281 0.5 credit recovery This course addresses the structure and implementation of the United States Government. As the world's most enduring democracy, this course explores the complexities of governing the American people. Units of study include the development of American philosophy, examination of the Constitution of the United States (with a focus on the three branches of government and Bill of Rights), and the role of the citizen within the framework of the United States government. Current government issues and policies are also discussed and examined. A five-hour community service requirement is part of the course as well as a graduation requirement.
  • Sophomore Research Paper,  0.5 credit recovery 2 hours per day / 3 Weeks: This course walks students through the process of designing, researching, and writing a unique historical research paper based on a topic of their choosing. The process begins with preliminary research geared toward the creation of a unique research question and thesis statement.  Students will be guided through the process of exploring, critically analyzing, and citing evidence from a variety of both primary and secondary sources. They will hone note taking skills and ultimately, the process culminates with the creation of a research paper that defends the argument made in the thesis, and offers a contemporary explanation for why this topic is still relevant for our society today.

ENGLISH

  • English Grades 9 / 10 Semester 1 tuition $281 review/0.5credit recovery This course is designed to strengthen writing, reading, and critical analysis skills. Students will read poetry, short stories, essays and short novels. After class discussion and instruction, students will have individual conferences with the teacher. Vocabulary, grammar and writing mechanics will be important aspects of this course.
  • English Grades 9 / 10 Semester2 tuition $281 review/0.5 credit recovery This course is designed to build student competencies in the areas of reading, writing and critical analysis. Instruction in the area of language will focus on editing skills, vocabulary, and word usage. Reading instruction will focus on basic and interpretative reading skills while writing instruction will build on basic writing principles through a variety of literary pieces and persuasive essays.
  • English Grades 11/12 Semester 1 tuition $281 review/0.5 credit recovery The emphasis in this course is on developing ability in essay writing and skill in analyzing a piece of literature. Students examine the works of authors in several genres: poetry; short story; novel; and nonfiction. Students are expected to write several formal essays. Each student will receive individual help in writing and critical analysis from the teacher.
  • English Grades 11/12 Semester 2 tuition $281 review/0.5 credit recovery This course is designed to extend critical reading skills through a variety of short stories, plays, poems and independent reading assignments. The writing instruction will develop college prep writing skills through a variety of narrative, expository, persuasive, and imaginative pieces. Students will write a variety of formal essays.

PHYSICAL, WELLNESS & HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Physical Education Tuition $468 Credit recovery/credit For students who need physical education credit in order to meet graduation requirements or enrichment for those who want to maintain fitness.
  • WELLNESS & HEALTH EDUCATION Health & Safety 9 This course is intended for current 9th grade students who will need to make up 0.5 credits

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