Summer

High School Summer Program

Advancement Courses

List of 8 items.

  • Christian Living

    Description: Morality and Social Justice is a course on the fundamental principles of the moral life and how it is lived interiorly and in society. The moral life is presented in the context of God’s love, the foundational principle of the moral life, and the dignity and goodness of the human person. Students will survey Catholic Social Tradition and its underlying principles and then learn a four-step social analysis and theological reflection process. Being a Catholic-Lasallian Institution, the course is presented through the lens of the Roman Catholic Tradition, which draws its moral wisdom from Sacred Scriptures, Sacred Tradition, reason, and experience. The ultimate goal of the course is to help students develop into morally mature human beings. 

    Pre-requisite: Student must be a junior and have passed all required religious studies courses. During the course request advising period in January and February of their junior year, students will discern which course of study they will choose for their junior Religious Studies requirement based on (a) their personal interests and (b) department approval. Other factors: Students must demonstrate strong habits of self-discipline and time management. Preference will be given to students who have scheduling conflicts. NOTE: A student can only take one online religion class during their 4 years at Justin-Siena.

    10 Credits

    Dates: June 6 - July 27 
    In-Person Requirement:
    June 1 (11am-2pm) 
    Zoom Requirements:
    June 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 21, 27, 29 (3-4pm or 4:30-5:30 pm)
    June 10, 17, 24; July 5, 11, 18, 25 (9:30-10am)
    June 30 (9am-1pm) 

    Instructor: Mr. Rebullida

    Cost: $1500
  • Dance for Athletes

    Description: This two-week intensive course will use the rigor and artistry of dance training and techniques to enhance and refine athletic performance. In addition to dance technique, the class will also include a fusion of Yoga and Pilates to continue to build muscle and flexibility. Athletes of all disciplines will benefit. Skills addressed include: strength, agility, flexibility, coordination in footwork, balance, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, teamwork, goal-setting and time management. Although rigorous, the course also incorporates the joy and creativity of dance. A variety of music styles will be explored.

    Pre-requisite: None

    5 credits

    Dates: June 6-June 17
    In-Person Requirement: Monday-Friday 9-11am

    Teacher: Ms. Arriaga

    Cost: $750
  • Digital Photography

    Description: This course emphasizes comprehension and application of elements and principles of digital photography. Students will engage in visual thinking strategies and personal expression through technique exercises, creative assignments and art criticism theory. Students will be introduced to the work of contemporary fine art photographers and the history of photography. Students will develop an understanding of the creative process, visual literacy and photographic theory through lectures, assignments and class critiques. Additional Information: Students are required to obtain and use a digital camera with manual aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. The course requires students to take photos and work on projects outside of class.

    Pre-requisite: None

    10 credits

    Dates: June 9 – July 27
    In-Person Requirement:
    June 9th 9am-Noon Orientation
    Zoom Requirements (9am-11am):
    June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
    At-Home Flexible Workdays (No Zoom):
    June 10, 13, 17, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

    Teacher: Mrs. Andrews

    Cost: $1500
  • Geometry

    Description: 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.

    Pre-requisite: Entering freshmen: Mastery of the Mathematics Challenge Exam. Sophomores: “C-” or higher in Algebra I.

    10 credits

    Dates: June 9 – July 27
    In-Person Requirement (11am-1pm):
    June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
    Zoom Requirements (11am-1pm):
    June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28; July 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
    At-Home Flexible Workdays (No Zoom):
    June 10, 13, 17, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

    Teacher: Ms. Hartman

    Cost: $1500
  • Honors Biology

    Description: This 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. Students must complete an application to enroll. 

    Pre-requisite: An “A” in Physics 9 or a “B” in Honors Physics 9. Other factors: PSAT scores and student work habits.

    10 credits

    Dates: June 9 – July 27
    In-Person Requirement (11am-1pm):
    June 9, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
    Zoom Requirements (11am-1pm):
    June 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
    At-Home Flexible Workdays (No Zoom):
    June 10, 13, 17, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

    Teacher: Ms. Birkmyer

    Cost: $1500
  • Honors Geometry

    Description: This 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.

    Pre-requisite: Sophomores: “A” or higher in High-school Algebra I. Entering freshmen: Mastery of Algebra 1 Challenge Exam. 

    10 credits

    Dates: June 9 – July 27

    In-Person Requirement (11am-1pm):
    June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
    Zoom Requirements (11am-1pm):
    June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
    At-Home Flexible Workdays (No Zoom):
    June 10, 13, 17, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

    Teacher: Mrs. Melanephy

    Cost: $1500
  • Spiritual Journey & World Religions

    Description: 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 understand 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 follows Option E: Ecumenical and Inter-religious 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. This online section of World Religions is not UC-approved.                                

    Pre-requisite: Student must be a senior and have passed all required religious studies courses. During the course request advising period in January and February of their junior year, students will discern which course of study they will choose for their senior Religious Studies requirement based on (a) their personal interests and (b) department approval. Other factors: Students must demonstrate strong habits of self-discipline and time management. Preference will be given to students who have scheduling conflicts. NOTE: A student can only take one online religion class during their 4 years at Justin-Siena.

    10 credits

    Dates: June 9 - July 27 

    In-Person Requirement:
    June 9 (9-10am)
    Zoom Requirements:
    June 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26 (9:30-10am)

    Teacher: Dr. Hodges

    Cost: $1500
  • Sports and Society

    Description: Sports play a huge role in society worldwide. But we rarely pause to think about the larger questions of money, politics, race, culture, and commercialization that surround sports everywhere. Sports and political change often walk hand in hand (especially in America). The way that athletes and institutions deal with questions of race, economic hardship, nationalism, and political ties have become central to the way that we understand ourselves and our society.  At times, sports have been dismissed in their importance. However, some of society’s most important moments: racial integration (Jackie Robinson), gender equality (Title IX), and recognition of new nations (Olympics), have been through sports. This course combines multiple disciplines: sociology, history & psychology. New perspectives on how sports reflect culture (and vice-versa) will open up the way we view the games we play and watch. After this class, it will be hard to think about sports in the same way again.
     
    Prerequisite: None
     
    5 Credits  
     
    Dates: June 14 – July 14
     
    In-Person Requirement (9am-11am):
    June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13
    Zoom Requirements (9am-11am):
    June 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12

    Teacher: Ms. Wood

    Cost: $750

Transition to High School

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  • Pre-High School Math Course

    This three-week course is designed for incoming JS 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: June 21-23; June 28-30; July 5-7. All In-person classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. At home assignments will be given for Mondays and Fridays.
     
    Times: 9-11am 
     
    Instructor: Ms. Hartmann
     
    Cost: $425
  • Transition to High School

    This three-week course will provide incoming JS students an introduction to college-preparatory skills in writing, critical reasoning, and study skills that will be required for success at JS. This course will also provide students with a pre-orientation to Justin-Siena’s campus, procedures, people and policies.
     
    Dates: June 21-23; June 28-June 30; July 5-7. All In-person classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. At home assignments will be given for Mondays and Fridays.
     
    Times: 11am-1pm 
     
    Instructors: Mrs. Wood and Dr. Hodges and Ms. Jackson
     
    Cost: $425

Remediation Courses

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  • Algebra I

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school Algebra I. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Algebra I grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her mathematics studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • Algebra II

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school Algebra II. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course does not erase a student’s previous Algebra II grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her mathematical studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • Biology

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school biology. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Physics grade, but does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her science studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • Chemistry

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school Chemistry.  This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year.  Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Chemistry grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and
    qualifies the student to advance in his/her science studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • English Language

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school English Language. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous English grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her English Language studies the upcoming school year. This course is offered at two different times during Summer School.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600


  • Physics

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school physics. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Physics grade, but does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her science studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • Religious Studies

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school Religious Studies. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Religious Studies grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her Religious Studies the upcoming school year.

    This class will run from June 14 -July 14 and will be conducted entirely online.
     
    Cost: $600
  • Spanish Language

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school Spanish Language. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year or do not meet the perquisites to move up to the next level of Spanish. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous Spanish Language grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and may qualify the student to advance in his/her Spanish Language studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • United States History

    This 5-unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school United States History. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous United States History grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her Social Studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600
  • World History

    This 5-Unit course is the equivalent of a full semester of high school World History. This course is designed for students who earned less than a C- in the previous school year. Successful completion of this course (C- or higher) does not erase a student’s previous World History grade, but it does affect a student’s overall grade point average and qualifies the student to advance in his/her Social Studies the upcoming school year.

    Dates and Time: 
    In person on campus 9-11am on:
    June 14, 15, 16;
    June 21, 22, 23;
    June 28, 29, 30;
    July 5, 6, 7;
    July 12, 13, 14
     
    At Home Flexible Work Days on:
    June 17, 24; 
    July 8, 11
     
    Cost: $600

Retreats

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  • "Under the Stars" ALLHEART Overnight Retreat

    This retreat for JS Students (grades 9-12) under the direction of experienced retreat leaders, Mrs. Dominici and Dr. Hodges. It is an overnight opportunity just for fun, to build community, and to give thanks for summer. Come sleep under the stars, eat good food, enjoy the company of classmates and meaningful conversation. This retreat begins in the late afternoon (3pm) of Sunday, June 26th and will conclude the next morning, June 27th at 10am. The cost of $25 is to cover the cost of dinner, breakfast, and supplies.
     
    Email Dr. Hodges (ahodges@justin-siena.org) or Mrs. Dominici (mdominici@justin-siena.org) for more information.  Register for this retreat under summer school registration.

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.
  • A $100 withdrawal fee will be charged for withdrawal from any courses after registering.  No refunds will be issued after June 9. 

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  • Photo of Andrew Hodges, Ed.D

    Andrew Hodges, Ed.D 

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

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA, 94558
United States
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Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young people in grades 9–12.