Summer Institute

OVERVIEW:

In 2018, summer courses will be offered in a variety of subject areas. The classes, taught by Hunterdon Central’s faculty, are small and provide an excellent academic experience.

Contact: If you have questions about the courses being offered, please contact the appropriate Department Supervisor. For any other questions, please email: scheduling@hcrhs.org

Transportation: Students will need to provide their own transportation to Summer Institute courses.

Attendance requirements: Students cannot miss more than one class, in order to earn credit for the course.

There will be no refunds once confirmation of the course enrollment has been given.


SUMMER INSTITUTE REGISTRATION:

Please click to download and print: Summer Institute Course Registration Form

With the exception of #082SI Credit Recovery English, registration and payment are due by June 1, 2018. Registration for #082SI is due by June 20, 2018.

SUMMER INSTITUTE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

Please note: Course Descriptions Courses identified as Option II include in-class seat time and additional online hours.

BUSINESS:

#604SI – Computer Applications - $400 resident/$500 non-resident
Credits: 2.5
Grades: 9-12
Grade type: Letter Grade
Dates: July 9– July 26 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Computer Applications expands upon students’ existing knowledge of computers and software applications. Students will improve their understanding of, and proficiency in, word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia, desktop publishing and web-based applications. At the completion of this course, students will develop a portfolio of their work and will be prepared for academic work and personal use.

#PF620 – Personal Finance - $400 resident/$500 non-resident
Credits: 2.5
Grades: 9-12
Grade type: Letter Grade
Dates: July 9 – July 26 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Note: This course meets the Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement.

This class responds to the need for 21st century citizens who are financially literate and who face increasing financial choices due to the global economy. Personal Finance includes the application of knowledge, skills and ethical values in consumer and financial decisions impacting self, family, and the local and global community. All students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment and charitable giving. Topics include: Income and Careers, Money Management, Credit and Debt Management, Planning, Saving and Investing, Becoming a Critical Consumer, Citizen Financial Responsibility, and Risk Management and Insurance.

ENGLISH:

#082SI English - Credit Recovery - $400 resident/$500 non-resident
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 5.0 - recovery credit only
Registration due by: June 20, 2018
Grade type: Pass/Fail
Dates: July 9 – July 27 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This course is designed for students who have taken and lost credit, or not passed a grade level English Language Arts class. Using appropriate grade level Common Core Standards, students will engage in independent study and collaborative reading, writing, speaking and listening experiences. Using student-led inquiry, coupled with a reading and writing workshop design, students will collaborate in the study and discussion of essential questions found in fiction and non-fiction. In addition, they will engage in self-selected reading study and authentic writing opportunities, addressing narrative, literary analysis and argument analysis genres. Independent language study, collaborative Socratic seminars and Ted Talk-style presentations will round out their engagement in the language arts. Students will also publish a digital portfolio of their work. PARCC assessment design will be built into the units of study.

#CE1SI – College Essay - $150 resident/$270 non-resident
Credits: None
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Grade type: None
Dates: July 9 and July 11
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This workshop will walk students through the college essay process, from start to finish. At the end of the second day, students will have a finalized essay ready to submit to the colleges of their choice.


MATHEMATICS:

#3237HSI Geometry CP – Option II - $550 resident/$650 non-resident

Credits: 5.0
Grades: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Grade type: Option II – Pass/Fail
Dates: July 9 - August 9 (Mon-Thurs)
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM in class, plus additional online hours

This course covers all of the topics taught in a full-year college preparatory Common Core State Standards Geometry course, but without the 120 hours of seat time. This hybrid course will consist of 64 hours of classroom time, coupled with 32 hours of expected online learning, practice, and assessment. Topics include: congruence, measurement and construction, similarity and trigonometry, geometric measurement and dimension, connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates, circles with and without coordinates, applications of probability. Successful mastery will enable students to take Algebra 2. Students enrolled in this course must take the PARCC Geometry Performance-Based and End-of-Year Assessments, unless Algebra 2 is taken during the following school year. As an Option 2 course, the final grade will be recorded as a Pass or Fail on the student transcript.