This course is designed to give students hands-on experience with a variety of lab equipment used in biology and chemistry. Students will get a head start on science process skills used in the school year such as designing tables and graphs, researching background information and justifying results.
An overview of Dante Alighieri’s Divina Comedia whereby students read and analyze significant sections of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Students will learn the historical background to the texts, mythological references and theological and philosophical perspectives represented in these three poems. Portions of La Vita Nuova will also be discussed. Expectations are to do all assigned reading and to complete a presentation comparing adaptations in our current culture of Dante’s work.Journey through the afterlife with Mr. Omlin as he accompanies you through Hell, Purgatory and eventually to behold divinity in Heaven.
Students will analyze and study Christian themes as depicted in popular films. They will view films to find and analyze such themes as: Christology, Storytelling, Resurrection, Suffering and Redemption. There will be interactive discussion and analysis of these themes. Students will come to realize that God can be found in all places. They will understand that even “secular” films often demonstrate Christian themes that can help develop our faith if we look past the superficial entertainment value of films and move to an in-depth understanding, critiquing and analyzing them through the lens of our Christian faith.
Writing is one skill that cannot be outsourced. This class will provide an overview of writing copy for media and business. From podcasting to print, different applications take different skill sets. Students would benefit from this class if they have wondered about writing for the Eagle Eye news, are curious about career opportunities for writers, or would like to begin a blog or podcast channel.
Create stories for fun while learning and practicing the essential elements of all story forms. Students get a taste of writing poetry, short story, and other written forms of creative expression with emphasis on idea formation and development, structure, and essential literary elements. Students will have the opportunity to publish their creative works. Tools and elements practiced can aid students in improving academic writing skills.
Students that want to move from academic Spanish 1 to Spanish 2 Honors will experience instruction and learning activities in the additional content and skills required for an Honors level class. To complete qualification for the move to Spanish 2 Honors, students will take the Honors final exam.
Dates & Times: May 26 – June 12 (3 weeks)
Teacher: Karen Bunnell REGISTER HERE
Students that want to move from academic Spanish 2 to Spanish 3 Honors will experience instruction and learning activities in the additional content and skills required for an Honors level class. To complete qualification for the move to Spanish 3 Honors, students will take the Honors final exam.
Dates & Times: May 26 – June 12th (3 weeks)
Teacher: Astrid Anticona REGISTER HERE
Learn to design and draw characters with techniques ranging from traditional drawing techniques to digital painting using industry standard design software. Want to explore gaming, comics, or animation? This is the place to start!
Interested in learning more about photography? This summer workshop will help beginners get a glimpse into what it takes to take a good photograph using digital cameras (that’s right, no cell phones 😉) Students will walk away understanding how to use Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO settings on their camera as well understand what makes a good composition in a photograph.
Learn how to make movies! This course will provide a look into the movie-making process from start to finish. Students will create a short project, getting hands-on experience in story development, camera operation, and editing…along with a great introduction to our SM Film Program.