Summer

High School Summer Program

Transition to High School Classes

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  • Pre-High School Math Course

    This four-week course is designed for incoming Justin-Siena freshmen. The course helps to prepare and assess students’ readiness for Algebra I. Students finishing this course may be placed in either Algebra Foundations or Algebra I based on performance and teacher recommendation. This is a preparatory course only; no high school credit is given.

    DATES/TIMES:
    June 10- July 5 (Monday through Friday; No School on Thursday, July 4)
    Noon-3pm

    COST: $600
  • Transition to High School

    This two-week course is designed for incoming Justin-Siena freshmen students. This course will provide students with an introduction to college-preparatory skills in writing, critical reasoning, and study skills that will be required for success at Justin-Siena High School. This course will also provide students with a pre-orientation to Justin-Siena’s campus, procedures, and policies. This two-week course is offered at two different times during Summer School.

    DATES/TIMES:
    Session A: meets 8:30am-11:30am
    June 10-14; 17-21 (Monday through Friday)

    Session B: meets 8:30am-11:45am
    June 24-28; July 1-5 (Monday through Friday; No School on Thursday, July 4)

    COST: $375*

Advancement Courses

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  • Christian Living

    This 10-unit course is the equivalent of a full year of the Christian Living Religious Studies course. This course examines a number of topics that are integral to the moral life in our Roman Catholic tradition. Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the course explores such topics as growing in self-knowledge, natural law, the act of conscience, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the nature of personal and social sin, freedom and responsibility, and vocation. This course presents a method for decision making as it challenges students to examine and pattern their lives in light of the Gospel. Teaching methods include service learning, introspection/journaling, multi-media, lecture, and group projects. Christian Living is required for graduation.
    Pre-requisite: Student must be a junior, have passed all required religious studies courses, and receive approval from the department chair and summer school Principal. Course Application is necessary to enroll. Read below carefully.
    Any student interested in this course MUST email Dr. Hodges at ahodges@justin-siena.org their typed responses to the TWO following questions before enrollment is approved:

    1. What is motivating you to take the summer online Christian Living course? Please explain your reasoning.
     
    2.  What is your summer schedule and plans at the moment? How do you plan to manage this 8 week intensive advancement course with other responsibilities?
     
    Criteria for enrollment includes:
    1. Student’s demonstrated ability to manage workload and to work independently in previous Religious Studies courses at the Freshman and Sophomore levels.
    2. Student’s determined necessity for this summer advancement course based on their regular Junior course schedule
    3. Student’s ability to manage workload of a summer advancement course based on responsibilities, commitments, etc. discussed in application.

    DATES/TIMES:
    This will be an online class that will offer incoming juniors the opportunity to complete one year of their religious studies requirement over the summer. All course work must be completed by July 30th. There are a few required on campus dates for this course. They are TBA. This class must have a minimum number of students to run. Space is limited and enrollees will be admitted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

    COST:
    $1500 (deadline to register is May 1 if space remaining)
  • Honors Biology

    This 10-unit course is the equivalent of a full year of high school Biology and designed for students who will eventually take AP Biology. This course is the study of life and the interaction of organisms with their environment. The unity, diversity, and continuity of life will be studied using individual and group projects and selected readings. Lectures will be correlated with current scientific research, laboratory work, and a detailed cell-model project. The goal of this course is to instill an awareness of the diverse array of species on Earth and to understand the balance between them and their environment. Topics that will be covered include scientific method, the chemistry of life, cells, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics and heredity, and plant and animal classification.

    DATES/TIMES:
    This is a hybrid class that will have on-campus and online meeting requirements. On-campus dates are tentatively scheduled for Thursdays 9am-1pm. Students will need to complete all course work by July 30th. All other lectures, assignments, and assessments will be done online through an online learning platform (Schoology). This class must have a minimum number of students to run. Space is limited.

    COST:
    $1500 (deadline to register is May 1 if space remaining)
  • Honors Geometry

    This 10-unit course is the equivalent of a full year of high school Geometry. This course emphasizes making connections within the concept of plane geometry. Students will be introduced to inductive and deductive reasoning, logic and proof (including flow charts and two column proofs), thinking more logically and precisely, learning the basic principles of plane and coordinate geometry, developing problem solving skills, fully integrating algebra with geometry, and preparing for more advanced work in mathematics.

    DATES/TIMES:
    This is a hybrid class that will have on-campus and online meeting requirements. On-Campus dates are June 10-July 3 (Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am). All other lectures, assignments, and assessments will be done online through an online learning platform (Schoology). Students will need to complete all course work by July 30th. This class must have a minimum number of students to run. Space is limited.
     
    COST:
    $1500 (deadline to register is May 1 if space remaining)
  • Spiritual Journey & World Religion

    Spiritual Journey is an adaptation of Option D: Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ and includes many elements of Option B: History of the Catholic Church in the Bishops’ Framework. It is designed to help students reflect on the presence of God in their lives by exploring the foundations of a fruitful spiritual journey, different prayer practices and images of God, the life stories of saints and spiritual figures, and ultimately, how to respond to God’s call in their lives. By reflective reading, viewing, and analysis of the stories of people seeking to better know themselves, God, and the meaning of their lives, students learn to see God in the people they meet and the choices they make. Students will also be introduced to a variety of situations and circumstances that contribute to their spiritual development using lecture, discussion, journaling, and film. The culminating final project asks students to design and create their own spiritual autobiography.
    World Religions (Online) follows Option E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues in the Bishops’ Framework and begins with a discussion of Vatican II and the Church’s teaching on ecumenism, religious tolerance, and inter-faith dialogue recognizing non-Christian religions. The course then examines the eastern religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The course ends with the study of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity including other rites of Catholicism and Protestant faiths. This online section of World Religions is not UC-approved.
    Pre-requisite: Student must be a senior, have passed all required religious studies courses, and receive approval from the department chair and summer school principal. Criteria for enrollment is based on the following:
    1. Information from student application previously submitted for the Senior Religious Studies Courses.
    2. Student’s demonstrated ability to manage workload and to work independently in previous Religious Studies courses at the freshman, sophomore, and junior levels.
    3. Student’s determined necessity for this summer advancement course based on their regular Senior course schedule.

    DATES/TIMES:
    This will be an online class that will offer incoming juniors the opportunity to complete one year of their religious studies requirement over the summer. All course work must be completed by July 30th. This class must have a minimum number of students to run.  

    COST:
    $1500 (deadline to register is May 1 if space remaining)

Enrichment Courses

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  • Athletic Strength and Conditioning With Coach Joske

    Dates: Mondays: June 10, 17, 24; Wednesdays: June 12,19, 26;
    Fridays: June 14, 21, 28
     
    Times: 9am - 11am
     
    Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to succeed in their respective strength and conditioning programs. Students will be instructed in the fundamentals of strength training, conditioning, tracking progress, nutrition, agility drills, mobility training, and strength program design. The class will meet three times per week for two hours. This class is ideal for novice weightlifters as well as experienced athletes. By the conclusion of the course, students will have the skills they need to take their athletic performance to the next level.

    Note: 10 students must be enrolled to run this course.
     
    Cost: $225
  • Drivers Education and Skills of the Road With Mr. Berghout

    Dates: June 5- 7 and June 10-11
     
    Times: 9 am – 3 pm
     
    The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to successfully pass the DMV Drivers Permit test. Upon successful completion of the course they will earn a certificate that they will present to the DMV Official that will allow them to proceed and take the Drivers Permit test. This will be accomplished through an intensive study of the current California Drivers Handbook using a curriculum that offers vocabulary review quizzes and tests. In addition, the student will be exposed to several “behind the wheel” video lessons that will connect the theory to practice thereby preparing them mentally for when they do begin their driving lessons. Also, in order to further educate our drives, we will have guest speakers to teach students about the basics of operating a vehicle. Topics will include how to check and add oil, how to change a tire, what is insurance and why do we need it, safety tips from the CHP, why distracted driving is so dangerous, what information to give out in case of an accident, and many more! Finally, the students will be challenged by real-life stories from teens that learned the hard way about the hazards, dangers, and privilege it is to drive a motor vehicle.  

    Special Note: Course geared for drivers permit aged students;
    10 students must be enrolled to run this course.
     
    Cost: $395
  • Exploring the Art of French Cuisine With Madame Bouldt

    Dates: June 10-14
     
    Times: 9am - 12pm
     
    Description: Learn the secrets of authentic French cuisine with our resident expert in French culture and traditions, Madame Bouldt. Learn how to make both sweet and savory French delights. Enjoy the tastes of wonderful food and share in the company of other JS students!

    Note: 10 students must be enrolled to run this course.
     
    Cost: $250 (includes meals)
  • SAT Prep Course (ONLINE) with Revolution Prep SAT Tutors

    Description: We are very excited to offer an SAT prep course this summer in partnership with Revolution Prep.  Students will learn in an online format live classroom guided by a Revolution Prep SAT tutor.This summer TWO different prep options are available to Justin-Siena students to study and prepare for the SAT. In each option there are 18 – 2 hour sessions. The advantage to this course is not just its success rate at improving students’ SAT scores, but its flexibility. Students can be anywhere in the world and still log on to take this course at the appointed times. Students must choose one option or other and will work in a cohort of other JS students.
     
    Note: 10 students required to make each class run.
     
    Times and Dates for OPTION #1:   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9am-11am
    Class meets online on the following dates:  
    June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28;
    July 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22
    No class on July 5th
     
    Times and Dates for OPTION #2:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-6pm
    Class meets online on the following dates:
    June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27;
    July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30;
    Aug 1, 3, 5
    No class on July 4th
     
    Cost: $949
     
     
  • Servant Leadership Retreat With Mrs. Dominici and Dr. Hodges

    Dates: July 15-17
     
    Times: Begins at 4pm on July 15th; concludes at 9pm on July 17th
     
    Join us for a special Servant Leadership Retreat on the campus of Justin-Siena this summer.This retreat will be a service-learning experience. We will spend time serving with a variety of local agencies and learning through evening speakers and activities. The experience is more than preparing a meal at a soup kitchen or playing with children at a day camp. It is an opportunity to work alongside local community members, to learn from local leaders, and to listen to the stories of neighbors, clients, and churches. Each day, we will travel to multiple service sites to perform hands-on service. This will be a beautiful opportunity to serve in your community and to make connections for future service experiences. Most importantly, each day will include prayer, education, reflection, and community building. This is a wonderful opportunity to get know fellow JS students interested in serving the community and making a difference!

    Note: 15 students must be enrolled to run this course.
     
    Cost: $225 (includes all meals)

General Info


  • Register online using link provided. Please note there are two forms to read and acknowledge as indicated on the registration form.
  • Please note that some classes may be converted to independent study or cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.
  • Students should report to the BBC on the first day of classes to see their classroom and teacher assignments.
  • Cafeteria service will be available. Please be sure that your student plans accordingly, there will be no off campus privileges.
  • July 4th will be observed for Independence Day - NO SCHOOL.
  • A $100 withdrawal fee will be assesed for withdrawal from any courses after registering.  No refunds will be issued after June 9. 

Contact Us:

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  • Andrew Hodges, Ed.D 

    Instructor of Religious Studies; Summer School Principal
    707.255.0950 ext. 521

Justin-Siena High School

Justin-Siena is a Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition offering a college preparatory program that serves young men and women in grades 9–12.