Pope John Summer Academy Programs

        
MATH

5 week course 

June 28 - July 30

8:00-12:00

Mr. Giovannone - josephgiovannone@popejohn.org

This 5-week course is a comprehensive study of plane, analytic, and solid geometry designed to fulfill the requirement of a full-year Accelerated Geometry course.  This includes an emphasis on the importance of formal proof and reinforcement of algebraic concepts in the context of geometric applications.  Pope John students who successfully complete this course will receive credit for the Accelerated Geometry course.

$1,500

$1,200 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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July 5 - July 23

8:30-9:30

Mrs. Rosario - jessicarosario@popejohn.org

The course focuses on easing the transition from pre-algebra to algebra I and focuses on the basic skills required for the study of algebra.  Eighth and ninth grade students who are looking for additional reinforcement of these algebraic concepts should consider this course.

$410

$330 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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3 week course; online course 

July 5 - July 23

9:45-10:45

Mrs. Rosario - jessicarosario@popejohn.org

This course reviews key concepts from algebra I that are necessary for a strong foundation in algebra II.  Students looking to prepare for success in algebra II next year should consider this course.

$410

$330 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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2 week course 

July 5 - July 16

9:00-10:00

Mrs. Maneri - margaretmaneri@popejohn.org

This course introduces students to problem solving strategies that are highly effective on the math portions of the SAT.  Students  will review key concepts and practice for the exam with a focus on deciphering questions and solving problems efficiently.  

$380

$310 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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SCIENCE

1 week course 

June 28-July 2

8:30-11:30

OR

Aug. 16-20

8:30-11:30

**Required for incoming 9th grade students taking AP Physics 1 however all other students are welcome to join

Mr. Kappelmeier - christopherkappelmeier@popejohn.org

The AP Physics Summer Boot Camp is an intensive summer program developed to prepare students for the rigors of AP Physics. Students will spend their mornings learning fundamental math and science content knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in AP Physics. Afternoons will be spent conducting laboratory experiments while learning to take measurements, reduce error, and linearize data for analysis. Throughout the program, special emphasis will be placed on student ability to justify their answers to free response questions.

$500

$400 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

No cost for incoming 9th grade students who are taking AP Physics 1

 

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5 day course

Session 1: June 21 - June 25 (9:00-10:30)

Session 2: July 12 - July 16 (12:00-1:30)

Mrs. Carollo - kristinecarollo@popejohn.org

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to investigate a crime scene?  Do you like watching CSI or Forensic Files? In the Forensic Science Camp, students will engage in hands-on lab activities utilizing a variety of forensic science techniques, including fingerprint analysis, making cast impressions of footprints, observing teeth impressions, analyzing blood spatter, and the proper methods to collecting and packaging evidence.  The week will conclude with a mock crime scene on the PJ campus, where the students will work together to photograph, sketch, collect, analyze and solve a crime scene scenario. 

$375

$300 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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ENGLISH

4 day course

Session 1: June 28 - July 1 (10:30-12:00)

Session 2: July 26 - July 29 (10:30-12:00)

Mr. Vohden - brianvohden@popejohn.org

This course will cover basic English skills necessary to be a successful Pope John student.  In addition to reviewing fundamental grammar rules, students will review the basic skills necessary to organize and write an essay.  Topics for this course include parts of speech, punctuation, sentence construction, thesis statements, essay unity and cohesion.  This course could be especially useful for students who are not strong students in English and/or have been primarily virtual over the last year and need a refresher in essential grammar and writing skills.

$360

$290 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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4 day course

July 26 - July 29

8:30-10:00

Mr. Vohden - brianvohden@popejohn.org

This course will focus on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing sections on the SAT.  Each class will be evenly split between the reading and writing and language sections.  Students will study actual SAT sections and will learn different strategies to navigate each of these sections.  This course would be particularly helpful for students who are preparing for the August test.

$360

$290 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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4 day course

June 28 - July 1

8:30-10:00

Mr. Vohden - brianvohden@popejohn.org

This course will focus on the Reading and English sections of the ACT.  Students will study actual ACT sections and will learn different strategies to navigate each of these sections.  This course would be particularly helpful for students who are preparing fo the July test.  

$360

$290 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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5 day course

Session 1: June 28 - July 2 (10:15-11:15)

Session 2: July 5 - July 9 (10:15-11:15)

Session 3: July 12 - July 16 (10:15-11:15)

Mrs. Haggerty - susanhaggerty@popejohn.org

Over the course of a week students will brainstorm, plan, write and edit the perfect college essay.  

$300

$250 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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3 week course

July 12 - July 29 (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

12:00-1:30

Dr. Oosterhoff - rondaoosterhoff@popejohn.org

Learn how to write multi-act plays, or "drama" on your own. You’ve read Shakespeare and other forms of performances in your English classes; why not experiment with your talents for character, dialogue, director notes, settings, etc. yourself? You might find that you're a natural. Writing this form of literature is a great break from MLA essays. We will read a variety of styles not on your English syllabus. Many people today are making a living writing new scripts for series on new networks -- test your powers!

$405

$325 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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MUSIC

5 day course

June 14 - June 18

12:30 - 1:30pm

**8 student max

Mr. St. John - briansaintjohn@popejohn.org

Tailored for different skill levels, this course will teach things from learning simple notes and chords to jamming over simple chord progressions. This is for people who are just starting and those who want to work on some new skills. The week will include elements of social history as well connecting tunes or skills we work on to what's going on in the world. 

$300

$250 - Discounted rate for current Pope John students

 

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