Summer

High School Summer Program

Advancement Courses

List of 4 items.

  • 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. 
     
     
    DATES/TIMES:
    June 8-July 30

    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 course wil be delivered online in its entirety and run from June 8 - July 30. 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

    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.
     
    Pre-requisite: Any student wanting to register for this course must email Dr. Hodges at ahodges@justin-siena.org to express interest. Dr. Hodges will then seek the approval of each individual with the Justin-Siena Math Department. The student will then be given permission to register. Please do not register prior to appropriate approvals. 

    DATES/TIMES: 
     
    This is an online class that running from June 8-July 30. All 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 Religions

    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. 

    DATES/TIMES:
    This will be an online class running from June 8 - July 30 that offers 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)

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.
  • 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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  • 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
T: 707.255.0950 
F: 707.255.0334
Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young men and women in grades 9–12.