High School Summer School Virtual Course Offerings (LAUNCH)
Description: We partner with an online program called LAUNCH to offer a few virtual options during the summer. Courses are offered in the months of June or July and no in-person attendance is required. The students can work on the course at flexible times throughout the day, but keeping up with daily coursework is important due to the accelerated nature of the course. An online instructor is also available for live instruction during the day if a student needs extra help. These classes take 1 month per 0.5 credit hour. Students can take 1 class in June and 1 class in July, if desired. Please note that students taking PE will be issued a Garmin device that measures physical activity during their workouts.
ACT Preparation is a course designed to give students an opportunity to prepare to take the ACT (American College Test). Students will spend half the course on the verbal (English, Reading, and Writing) sections and the other half on the Mathematics and Science Reasoning sections of the test. This class will focus on learning and practicing strategies as well as reviewing content to improve scores. Concepts reviewed include grammar and punctuation rules; algebra, geometry, and trigonometry principles; and reasoning skills for interpreting charts and graphs.
This course provides classroom instruction with a focus on the skills, responsible attitudes, and behaviors needed to become a safe driver. This course is dedicated to the concept of helping young drivers save lives – their lives as well as the lives of others. While taking the course, students will also learn about the basic traffic laws and rules of the road that apply to common everyday driving situations.
There is no age limit to this course.
Since the course is virtual, this course focuses on classroom knowledge instead of practicing safe driving.
Students in this Physical Fitness will gain an understanding and appreciation of the lifetime need for fitness. Students will participate in group and individual activities to develop all aspects of health related fitness and the proper components of weight training principles. This course uses a combination of traditional assignments and logging exercise hours using wearable fitness trackers.
The purpose of this course is to help students gain the necessary knowledge to make sound health decisions regarding their personal health and wellness. Instruction may include units covering mental health, heart disease, CPR, cancer and carcinogenic agents, reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, personal health care, and chronic and infectious diseases.
Students in this course will deal primarily with the concepts and improvement of physical fitness. It is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and desire to pursue physical fitness throughout life. The course will include a variety of lab experiences, lectures, written tests and fitness tests. Of particular importance are the health related aspects of fitness – cardiovascular endurance, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body fat composition. Students are expected to track their fitness using a wearable fitness tracking device.
Personal Finance is designed to help students apply decision-making skills to earning and spending an income, establishing and enhancing savings and investments, insurance, using credit, and managing money. This course is only for juniors and seniors.
Practical Art - Personal Finance