9th Grade - Incoming SI Freshmen (Class of 2022)
Get ready for high school with this prep program for students entering 9th grade at St. Ignatius in the fall of 2018.
Registration for SI Academics is now closed for the 2018 summer.
Be one step ahead of the crowd by improving and advancing in your math and English skills. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice additional skills that all students need for a successful high school academic experience.
All 9th grade students will take the following three courses:
- English for Success
- One math class (High School Algebra or Geometry)
- Advanced U.S. History
*Please note that SI and all SI Summer Programs will be closed July 4th-6th in observance of the holiday.
English for Success
Students will polish their skills for the English classroom before high school begins. The course will cover all the essentials: vocabulary building, basic grammar skills, paragraph writing, short story and poetry analysis. The students will also be reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the required reading assignment for incoming frosh.
Students will select their math class during registration. Math levels can be changed during the first week of summer school if necessary.
- High School Algebra: Students will review and master essential algebra concepts such as: domain, range, absolute value, factoring, graphing and systems of equations and inequalities. Students will study and solve linear, quadratic and radical equations. By the conclusion of this course, the students should be well prepared to begin their high school math experience.
- Geometry: For students who have been successful in their current math classes and want to explore a new math topic. Some knowledge of algebra is helpful for students taking this class. In this class, students will explore the relationships of plane figures using traditional Euclidean postulates and theorems. Conventional symbols and vocabulary will be used to describe geometric relationships of objects in the real world. Some hands-on activities will be included.
Advanced U.S. History
Did you know you can earn college credit while you are only in high school? Advanced Placement classes teach students college level curriculum to help them pass a test at the end of the year. This class is a Pre-AP US History class. Students will examine primary documents, exercise critical thinking skills using historical scenarios, and practice test taking skills using modified AP History tests. Assignments will hone research skills to make the transition to high school level work much easier. Go beyond your middle school historical understandings and try something new. Some topics we may study include: WWII, The Great Depression, and The American Revolution.
Congratulations and welcome to the SI Class of 2022! We invite incoming SI freshmen to attend Cat Camp. This camp provides incoming freshmen the opportunity to meet their classmates and get to know the campus. Each day the campers participate in a variety of activities. For more information and to register for Cat Camp, visit: http://www.siprograms.com/academics/cat-camp
Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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