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Summer School 2019

General Information

Registration will open for current students on March 18th 2019.

Students will use their existing Aeries login credentials to access the summer school portal.

Session 1: June 17th - July 3rd
Session 2: July 15th - August 2nd

Course Information

Santa Margarita offers blended online academic classes with the same curriculum content as our traditional classroom courses. These classes meet on campus approximately three times a week, and the rest of the course material is covered in an online format. Approximately 1 week of material is covered each day during Summer School. Please note that you will need to spend approximately 4 hours each day, if not more, on the course material to keep up.

Please note that our ability to run a course is subject to enrollment levels, and final enrollment is typically not confirmed until the week before Summer School begins. Any registration fees for courses that do not end up running will be refunded.

***Students may not take more than one class per session, without approval from the summer school office.


Attendance & Discipline Contract

CONDUCT: SMCHS students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Respect for teachers and peers, cooperation with all school personnel, and a positive attitude are the qualities of a Santa Margarita Catholic High School student. Conduct codes will be enforced as outlined in the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Parent Student Handbook. Failure to uphold conduct codes will result in disciplinary actions as outlined in the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Parent Student Handbook.

CLASS ATTENDANCE & TARDIES: Face-to-face meeting time is minimal; therefore it is very important that you are in attendance and on time when face to face meetings are called. This means that should you miss a scheduled meeting day during summer school you must speak with your instructor immediately to arrange for a make-up. Approximately 1 week of material is covered each day during summer school. Summer school online courses are very intensive courses. The Learning Portal is your classroom and you will need to spend approximately 4 hours a day, if not more, on the course to keep up.

SUMMER SCHOOL DRESS CODE: The regular school uniforms are not required for summer school. Students are, however, required to dress modestly for summer school when asked to be on campus for any face to face meeting.

Guidelines for Summer School Dress: Clothing which expresses alcohol, sex, sexual orientation, racial and/or drug motifs is not permitted. Half-shirts, tank-tops, spaghetti-strap sun dresses, miniskirts, tube-tops, bare midriffs and backs, oversized and baggy clothing, hats, bare feet, and sleeveless tee-shirts are not permitted. Shorts must have at least a six inch inseam. At no time may sweat suits be worn. Earrings on boys are not permitted. Socks and shoes must be worn according to the uniform dress code regulations. Students who go beyond the school’s idea of appropriate dress will be suspended/denied entry and sent home to change clothes.

  • Clothing must NOT be baggy, oversized or torn, and must be void of inappropriate graphic designs.
  • Students may wear walking shorts at appropriate length or long pants
  • Students may wear jean pants as long as they are in good condition (no holes, rips, tears or cutoffs)
  • Tennis shoes/sneakers/athletic shoes must be closed heel and toe (no platform shore, sandals or flip flops allowed
  • Hair must be neat and clean, Extreme or faddish styles/colors are not permitted
  • Boys’ hair may extend to mid-ear on sides, above the eyebrow in front and above the collar in back.
  • Boys’ must be clean shaven.
  • The following items may NOT be worn:
  • No flip flops or sandals
  • No short shorts
  • No low rider pants
  • No pajamas
  • No sweats
  • No Spaghetti strap tops

Dress code points will be assigned for each violation of the Dress Code as follows when attending face to face meetings:

1 Point for each Dress Code violation
3 Dress Code points = withdrawal from summer school.

The Director of Summer School reserves the right to make the final decision regarding any attendance, discipline or dress code issue not considered appropriate for Santa Margarita Catholic High School. A student who exceeds the limit of either attendance, tardies or dress code points may be dismissed by the Director of Summer School.

Register for Summer School
Questions? E-mail the Summer School offices at summersession@smhs.org

Academic Remediation

Students are required to remediate all failing grades in order to graduate. Students who have received a "D" are encouraged to remediate this grade. Students are only permitted to remediate "D" and "F" grades.

Students who have multiple grades that need to be remediated per session should consult their counselor to discuss remediation options.

Cost: $650/course

Orientation

Session 1 orientation: June 17th, 9:00am

Session 2 orientation: July 15th, 9:00am

Students will recieve specific course information, such as meeting schedule, from their teacher at orientation.

Oreintation is mandatory.

Book Information

Do not submit physical textbooks for courses you are remediating to Follett during book returns in May. If you are remediating a class that uses an eBook, your credentials will still allow you access to the resource during summer school.

Advancement & Enrichment Courses

SMCHS offers advancement and enrichment courses to students who would like to take a higher level class in the fall. These courses are designed to bridge the gap between academic and honors courses. Teacher approval is required.

Bridge to Computer Science

This is an online, self-paced course designed as an option for students who are unable to take the standard Introduction to Programming Course during the summer in order to take AP Computer Science in the fall.

Students must receive approval from Dr. Cozean to participate.

questions? Email Dr. Cozean at cozeank@smhs.org.

Bridge to Calculus

Students who would like to take AP Calculus AB in the fall and have completed pre-calculus with at least a 95% both semesters are eligible to take this course. This is an online, self-paced course. Students must successfully complete the Bridge to Calculus course in order to enroll in AP Calculus AB in the fall.

Approval from Dr. Cozean is required to participate in the course.

Questions? Email Dr. Cozean at cozeank@smhs.org.


Bridge to Precalculus

This course is designed to strengthen algebra skills for students who took academic algebra who would like to progress to Precalculus Honors or Math SL IB in the fall.

Bridge to Calculus is offered as an independent study course that runs the entire length of the summer. Students will need to successfully complete the course prior to enrolling in Precalculus Honors or Math SL IB in the fall.

Health

This class is open to current SM students who have not yet completed their health graduation requirement and incoming freshman who are participating in the MUN program.

Cost: $650

Attendance

  • Health is offered in a blended online format
  • Attendance is MANDATORY on the first day (orientation) and last day (in-class final exam)

Orientation

Section 1: 8:00am

Section 2: 9:30am

Section 3: 11:00am

Note: In-class final meeting time corresponds to orientation meeting time.

Book Information


PURCHASE BOOKS

Course Description

Summer School health is offered in an online blended format. Students will only meet in class on the first day for orientation and the last day to take the in-class final, all other course work will be conducted online.

This class includes an intensive online component and can be especially challenging for incoming freshman who have not yet been exposed to our Learning Portal.

Physical Education

P.E. is open to current SM students and incoming freshman who are not participating in an after school sport to complete their P.E. graduation requirement.

Cost: $650/session

Dress Code

P.E. uniforms are required and must be purchased prior to the first day of class, or the morning of, and worn every day. P.E. uniforms can be purchased at the Campus Store.

Campus Store Hours

Monday-Friday

6:45 AM - 3:00 PM.

Physical Form

  • Create an account on AthleticClearance.com for your student for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Choose “Fitness” for the sport option.
  • Please scan and upload your completed two-page Athletic Physical Form to the Upload Physical tab.

Physical Form

Class Schedule

  • 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monday-Thursday

Freshman Prep

Freshman Prep is only open to students who are required to participate as a condition of their acceptance to SMCHS. Students are assigned to take either 1,2,or 3 classes.

July 15th - August 2nd

Schedule

Class 1: 8:00am-9:00am

Class 2: 9:10am-10:10am

Class 3: 10:20am-11:20am

Freshman Prep will begin at 8:00am for all students regardless of the number of classes they are taking. Classes will run consecutively.

The courses are face-to-face courses and daily attendance is required over the 3 week session.

Dress Code

  • Two Freshman Prep T-shirts will be provided to each student at orientation that must be worn during freshman prep.
  • All other clothing and accessories must be in accordance with the SMCHS dress code.

Cost

Cost is dependent on the number of classes each student is assigned to take.

1 Class: $250

2 Classes: $450

3 Classes: $650

Course Descriptions

Language Arts

  • Language Arts reintroduces and bolsters students' reading, grammar, annotation, writing, and analytic skills in order to prepare students for their summer reading, The Alchemist.
  • In conjunction with the skills taught in Academic Strategies, students will also be prepared to use the Learning Portal and turnitin.com.

Algebra Skills

  • is a valuable course for students who may have experienced difficulty in mathematics in middle school or on the HSPT.
  • Students will review and strengthen their knowledge of fractions, real numbers, decimals, ratios, percentages.
  • Previews the first few chapters taught in Algebra 1.

Executive Skills Training

  • introduces new strategies and improve upon the executive functioning skills necessary for success in high school, college, and beyond.
  • With an emphasis on planning, organization, initiation, self and task management, working memory, inhibition, and beyond, the goal of the class is to teach strategies and techniques that will provide additional tools so the students can be more effective and efficient learners.
  • Through the acquisition of these new skills, students can feel empowered and better prepared to manage demanding academic school work while being able to focus their effort and show what they know.