| Summer programs roundup
This is a sampling of some nonsports related summer programs offered by the nine high schools in the Oakland diocese. Programs can change, and this list may not be complete. Check with each school for more information.
Bishop O' Dowd High School
Bishop O'Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave., Oakland. Bishop O'Dowd's Summer Academy will be held June 18 to July 10 and is open to Catholic or public high school students. Classes will not meet July 2 and 3.
• Middle School program
June 15 to 26 and July 6 to 17
Full day 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., includes lunch
• Extended day program
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., includes lunch
BOD offers a middle school program for students who in are or are going to be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall 2015. Classes include writer's workshop, math readiness classes, video game design. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 510-577-9100, ext. 178.
• Enrichment classes
Various dates and times.
Classes include essay writing in high school and ceramics for the family.
These courses do not earn academic credit.
• High School Prep Program
June 18 to July 10
Incoming freshmen can get a head start on the school year and get a taste of O'Dowd's academics with this program. Courses, range from Writing for High School to Public Speaking Workshop. Some students may be required to take College Prep language skills and Algebra I intensified. The High School Prep Program is only open to BOD students and students from the other Catholic schools in the diocese.
Students who register for an academic class or workshop must take a tech check workshop, which is being offered at no cost on June 15, 16 or 17.
• Online advancement courses
June 1 to July 29
These courses are designed for motivated students who would like to move forward in a course or complete a course ahead of time. Courses include Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Accelerated Geometry and Christian Morality.
For furthur information call 510-577-9100, ext. 178.
Carondelet High School
Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord, will offer summer school for the first time this year. Remedial classes will only be for Carondelet and De La Salle high school students. For more information, Joseph Silveira, summer school principal, 925-686-5353.
De La Salle High School
De La Salle High School, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord, will present a new program for aspiring musicians called "Summer Music @ De La Salle" for a full week of music education and practice under Nick Cooper, a De La Salle alumnus, who plays the clarinet.
Cooper is also music director at Valley View Middle School. Students will have the opportunity to perform in large and small ensembles and they will be coached by members of the De La Salle High School bands.
This camp is open to both female and male students in grades six to nine. At the end of the week student's families will be treated to a concert.
For more information visit the Summer Academies Page on www.dlshs.org or dial 925-288-8100.
Holy Names High School
The summer program at Holy Names High School, 4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland, consists of two courses: Intro to English 9 and Keys to Algebra and Geometry. Cost is $400 due by May 15 and the program runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 22 to July 17. For more information, 510-450-1110 or www.hnhsoakland.org.
Moreau Catholic High School
Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward, has an extensive list of activities. For information, www.moreaucatholic.org or 510-881-4300.
Mariner Explorers' Academy:
The Mariner Explorers is a two-week summer academy for middle school students. Open to sixth to eighth graders. For all classes, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 22 to July 2 (except July 3).
• Mariner Explorers Drama Program
Students will develop lifelong skills of communication, concentration and imagination as they learn the creative process through pantomime, improvisation, and other storytelling techniques.
Space is limited to 25 students.
• Mariner Explorers Summer Dance Program
All dancers are welcome to this summer dance program where students will explore different dance techniques, learn better form and gain knowledge from the MCHS faculty.
Space limited to 20 students.
• Mariner Explorers Art Program
Students will engage in hands-on activities that will help develop an understanding and appreciation of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The course will emphasize the creative process.
Space is limited to 20 students.
• Mariner Explorers Filmography Program
Students will be introduced to the art of creating film and video. They will learn how to shoot, edit and direct high quality productions. Their work will be capped off with a live news broadcast.
Space is limited to 18 students.
• Mariner Explorers Maker Lab and Robotics Program
This combined course should push students to the limits of their technological imagination. In the Maker Lab, participants will learn how to use and play with equipment such as 3D printers, Arduinos, Rasberry Pi, LilyPads and Snap Circuits. In Robotics, students will learn the elements of robotic engineering and turn their robotic ideas and concepts to reality.
Space is limited to 18 students.
• Mariner Explorers World Language Program
Students will experience nine days of international language experience. They will dabble in Chinese, French and Spanish; learn the sights and sounds of the world; discover geography, culture, songs, general courtesies and how to greet people.
Space is limited to 14 students.
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1011 Chestnut St., Alameda, will offer enrichment courses and Middle School Success Academy designed to help elementary and high school students with core skills for academic success.
• Back to School Boot Camp, Grades 3 to 5
These three-hour sessions will focus primarily on reading, writing and math, led by credentialed elementary school teachers. These sessions take place near the end of summer to help make the transition to the next grade.
• Reading, Writing and Language Arts Enrichment, Grades: K to 2
This program will help students brush up and learn new skills, including cooking, chess, drawing and painting, engineering with Lego, speech and debate and more.
For more information on these or any of the extensive list of programs, www.sjnd.org, dial 510-523-1526 or email@example.com.
St. Mary's College High School
Summer session at Saint Mary's College High School, Peralta Park, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley, begins June 22 and ends July 17. Classes will not meet July 3 for the observance of the July 4 holiday.
The Summer Middle School Enrichment program offers courses to engage and challenge middle school students grades sixth through eighth. The curriculum is designed to give students an opportunity to explore topics and ideas they may not have mastered.
June 22 to July 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
•Session 1, Grades 6 to 8
Students and school counselors will lead this activity-filled day camp on the Berkeley campus and to local field trip locations. Students will be introduced to the art of video production with the use of still and video media. They will prepare individual storyboards and write and edit scripts to tell their story. Students will also explore local aquatic ecosystems to develop their science, math and engineering skills.
July 6 to 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
•Session 2, Grades 6 to 8
This session of camp will focus on the humanities. Students will explore and connect their personal and family history with California and Bay Area histories. They will also explore the lives of the Ohlones, Spanish explorers, Californios and 49ers.
• SMCHS Summer Freshmen Enrichment Program
Session 1: Morning program, June 22 to July 2.
This summer program will offer a variety of courses for incoming freshmen, including the Math Olympics, a reading and writing workshop and Panther P.A.W.S. (Planning a Well-Balanced Start), a program involving study skills, time management and best practices for integrating iPad and other technology.
Session 1: Afternoon session, June 22 to July 2, 1 to 4 p.m., $200. Students will explore forensic science; public speaking and presentations; and the "Summer Bridge" math program is by invitation and held from 1 to 3 p.m.
For information: www.saintmaryshs.org or 510-526-9242.
St. Elizabeth High School
St. Elizabeth High School, 1530 34th Ave., Oakland, offers summer courses for incoming freshmen and for high school students.
For information, dial the main office: 510-532-8947, or www.stliz-hs.org; or contact summer school Principal Vicky Tarumoto-Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Elizabeth classes run from June 9 to 26 and meet from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 10:05/10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
• Courses for Incoming Freshmen:
Pre-Algebra Academy is designed for students who need reinforcement of the skill already learned in order to be successful in high school Algebra I.
• Courses for high school students:
Algebra 1: This course is for 9th to 11th graders. The course is designed to focus on algebraic principles and their application to problem-solving.
Geometry: This course covers the required concepts for geometry with major emphasis on logical deduction. It is not designed for younger students who want to take an accelerated class.
Algebra II: This course is for 11th graders who need to make up Algebra II credits. It is not designed for younger students who want to take an accelerated class.
English 9 to 11: These courses are for 9th to 11th grade students who need to make-up English credits. It is not designed for younger students who want to take an accelerated class.
AP world history: This course is for students who need to make up WHAP. It is not designed for younger students who want to take an accelerated class.
Salesian College Preparatory
Salesian College Preparatory, 2851 Salesian Ave., Richmond, offers a variety of Summer Enrichment Programs for incoming fifth-eighth graders. All camps and programs will be run "rain or shine." For more information, 510-234-4433 ext. 1204 or www.salesian.com/summercorps.
Four Enrichment Programs are offered:
• Let's Eat! (Cooking Program)
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Session 1: July 13-17
Session 2: July 20-24
This one-week introductory cooking course will focus on basic skills needed for students in 5-8th grade to learn how to cook simple and easy meals.
Class size is limited to 15.
• Outdoor Adventures Program
9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-24 (July 23 is 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.)
Enjoy hiking, rock climbing at Iron Works in Berkeley, biking and canoeing in Guerneville in this outdoor adventure program.
Limited to 14 students. Students must know how to swim.
• Musical Theatre Intensive
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Session 1: June 29-July 2; Session 2: July 6-10
Students will explore their potential in the world of musical theatre by learning and presenting custom-tailored fun, and encouraging numbers from Broadway's best shows.
Limited to 20 students.
• Tech Academy: Digital Design:
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 29-July 2
In an intensive one-week course, students will be introduced to powerful, industry-standard design software from Adobe. Through specific design projects, students will acquire essential digital design skills that will benefit them in school and work.
Limited to 15 students.
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