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Summer Courses for High School Credit

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Geography of the Bible* 1/2 Course Credit: Religion or Social Studies

Grades 9 to 12       $400

In this course, students will go in-depth on the geographic locations mentioned in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This course will look into the known historical events in and around those locations at the time and how they correlate with the events detailed in the Bible. This will include political, social, and military conflicts in these areas around the given times of the Biblical events. Students will be given historical points of reference to such events as the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, Kings David and Solomon, and the various locations mentioned during the life of Christ.   Instructor: Brice Spires

This course has teo sections to choose from, please see the schedule below.   Subsequent classes will be scheduled flexibly throughout the summer. There will be a final exam before school resumes in August.

This course will serve as a religion or social studies 1/2 credit for Heathwood students.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.   Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601

Section 1:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 10:30-11:30 am

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Section 2:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous 

 

Geometry Online- FULL Credit Course

Grades 8 to 10                                                                                                                    $980

Weeks 1-4                                                                                                                       9AM - 12PM                

STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALGEBRA I and needs the approval of both his or her current math teacher and the course instructor in order to take this course.

This class will encompass the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their relationships to other mathematical systems.  Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. A TI-84 calculator is required.   Students do not have to purchase a textbook - They will be given online access to a Geometry ebook and IXL account.      Instructor:  Andrea Mundo

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 minutes for a total of 30 hours.  Students will be expected to complete 60 hours of asynchronous learning. Course is four weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.


 

Graphic Arts Online - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 3                                                                                                                    9AM – 12PM​

This course is designed to teach students the basic principles of sound graphic design as well as the tools and technical skills to make their design ideas a reality. 

Principles covered will include layout, composition, symmetry, asymmetry, golden ration,  color theory, and typography. Students will be taught to apply these principles to create designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

This course will be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

There will not be a final assessment for the Graphic Arts Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.      Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

Introduction to Economics Online- ½ Credit Course

Grades 10-12                                                                                                                    $400

Week 6                                                                                                                9AM – 12PM

Introduction to Economics is designed to familiarize students with basic economic concepts, major economic theories, as well as helping them to understand sound personal financial practices. This is a hybrid course that will have weekly online assignments, as well as a synchronous  week at the end of the course to complete a personal finance project and sit for the final exam. (15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours)  The  required textbook is: O’Sullivan and Sheffrin. Economics. Pearson Publishers. 2016  (please make sure you do NOT purchase the “Texas Edition.”     

Instructor: John Adams

This class satisfies the 1/2 credit of Economics required of Heathwood students for graduation.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

Philosophy – Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 11-12                                                                                                                        $400

June 8 to July 31                                                                                                       

This course begins with a look at Socrates and asks similar questions of 6 famous philosophers who thought that philosophy was for everyone, and not just university professors and students.  We will ask Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche a series of questions, beginning with "is there really such a thing as happiness, and if so how do we acquire it?"  We will also take a look at what it might mean to be "good" and delve into how one might weather the headwinds of life.   The course's work will consist of readings from three books, a number of videos, and occasional group discussions via the world wide web.  There will be 8 assigned essays that will be used as assessments.  Thoughtful and thorough are your bywords to success.

Simon Blackburn, "Being Good" Oxford Press, 0-19-285377-5

Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy, 9780679779179

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9781503280465

Any edition, e-book, etc will suffice.

Course instructor Bill Russell worked in four independent schools for 25 years and also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering online classes.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

Probability and Statistics - ½ Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 2 & 3                                                                                                                    9AM – 12PM

Probability and Statistics provides an introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability models, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistical estimation, confidence intervals, and an introduction to linear regression.   Students must have completed Algebra 1. 

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 minutes for a total of 15 hours. Students will be expected to complete 30 hours of asynchronous learning.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Course is two weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.   

Instructor: Jenny Nelson

A TI-84 calculator is required.  Students do not have to purchase a textbook; students will be provided access to an online textbook

 

Science Research Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 11                                                                                                                  $400

Week 1                                                                                                                         1PM - 4PM

Looking to complete your Honors Science Research project over the summer to open up space in your schedule?  Interested in exploring a scientific question at a more leisurely pace? This is a one semester (1/2 credit) course that introduces and reinforces the basic principles of scientific research and strives to develop the skills associated with performing and presenting authentic scientific research. What better way to spend your summer?    

The course will  have 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours.  A grade and credit will be awarded once a final research paper and  presentation are completed.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor:  Lisa Norman

 

Video Production Online - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                               $400

Week 2                                                                                                                            9AM – 12PM

This course is designed to teach students the process of planning, recording and post producing engaging video content. 

Students will learn crucial elements of pre-production such as story boarding, writing and production scheduling. They will also learn technical aspects of recording such as image composition, audio recording, codecs and frame rates. Finally, students will be taught how to put all of this together in post-production using Premiere Pro editing software.

This course will be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

There will not be a final assessment for the Video Production Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.        Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

World Mythology – Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 10 to 12                                                                                                                     $400

June 8 to July 31                                                                                                                 Online

Our mythology class examines the classic themes common to most systems - e.g., the hero's quest, the creation and destruction of the world - while we read stories from cultures throughout the world, seeking to understand both commonalities and differences amongst and between disparate cultures. Our goal is to come to a better understanding of the reasons that cultures that seem, on the surface, to be quite different tend to ask – and try to answer – the same questions about life.  

The primary text is by Donna Rosenberg.  The title is "World Mythology: An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics (Second Edition/Edition 2"  There are free sources on-line, but the text sells new for $16.22 or used for $13.32 from Barnes and Noble.   We will also be reading "Grendel" by John Gardner.  Prices vary widely, but the book is available used for less than $3.

All other reading sources will be available on-line.   Instructor is Bill Russell who worked in four independent schools for 25 years and who also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering on-line classes.

Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.