Week 2 Catalog
Algebra I Competency Recovery
Grade Level: 7th - 9th
Course Description: This course is intended for students who were not able to demonstrate competency in their Algebra I class, OR for students who would like to review Algebra I to help solidify their skills before beginning their next math course. This course can be more meaningful for the students, if students attending this session email Mrs. Frischknecht with the topics they would like to cover. If there are no preferred topics, then the instructor will choose topics known to be generally more difficult for students, such as systems of linear equations, factoring, quadratics, etc. Although the course is intended to help students prepare to show competency in Algebra I, it DOES NOT replace competency recovery work assigned by their Algebra I teacher.
Incoming 6th Graders Math Prep and Welcome to ASD! (Two Week Course: Week 2)
Grade Level: Incoming 6th
Course Description: Get to know the school and your 6th grade math teacher, Mr. O'Connell! He will review concepts key to your success this upcoming year! You will not only review math, but tour the school, hear about the schedule, and get to know your classmates! This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 1. If you also sign up for the Week 3 "Organize Yourself!" course, you will receive $20 off this course!
Health (Two Week Course: Week 2)
***FULL*** If you sign up for this course you will be placed on a wait list. It is not expected that slots will open.
Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Course Description: This summer course will allow students to get their health graduation requirement completed in just 2 weeks as opposed to taking the semester long course during the school year. It is a great option for students expecting a full course load next year! This will be graded as a pass/fail course that will go on the student's transcripts. This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 1.
Programming Simple Video Games with PyGame
Grade Level: 7th - 9th
Course Description: If you've ever wanted to create your own video games, but didn't know where to start, this is the course for you. Students will learn the basics of the Python programming language and its PyGame expansion, and then employ these tools to code simple puzzles and games. Learn the technical language of video games, and then develop your own spin on simple classics. Builds on skills learned in 2D Computer Graphics and Animation. Taking both is recommended, but not required if you have prior experience with computer programming.
Storytelling and Public Speaking
Grade Level: 6th - 12th
Course Description: Story Telling and Public Speaking - A journey through various mediums of storytelling including, oral storytelling, speeches and comedey. Improvisational games will be a small section to get students comfortable with talking in front of a crowd. Each students will eventually give a speech or tell a story using the methods taught in the class. Materials are not necessary but a notebook is encouraged.
Master the College Application Essay
Grade Level: 11-12
Did you know that thousands of college applicants hurt their chances of getting accepted to their dream college each year because they write sub-par admission essays? Part of the problem lies in the fact that there is a lot of confusion about what makes an outstanding college essay. Think of the essay as the face of your college application. Your application, without a stand-out essay, is a statistic—a faceless person in a sea of thousands with similar GPAs and standardized test scores. An application with a poorly written essay does not give admissions officers the chance to really know what makes you unique from the rest of the applicants.