Summer Programs

St Joes does not stop in the summer! Our campus is bustling with summer activities, courses, and camps for our current and future Cadets. Scroll below to learn more about our courses and camps.
 

Summer Sports Camps

Click here for a full list of  2019 Summer Camps!

 

Summer Courses

Please scroll below to learn more about summer course descriptions, dates and costs. Registration will open at noon on Monday, April 8, 2019. 
 

Introduction to Academic Writing (8th and 9th Grade)

Course Description: Academic writing is the vehicle by which students express their ideas, develop arguments and engage in scholarly debate. 

This course will introduce students to the basic elements of academic writing such as evidence-based arguments, formal tone, proper citation methods, appropriate language, paraphrasing techniques, well-structured paragraphs and a clear, thesis-driven focus.  Students will also learn basic research skills using the latest technology to help them distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources.  These skills will be put to the test through a variety of writing assignments including the traditional five paragraph essay, argumentative essays, professional emails and of course the formal research paper.  Students will benefit from both professional and peer collaboration as they offer and receive feedback on their own writing as well as their classmates’ writing. 

Grades: 8, & 9

Cost: $100.00

Dates: August 19 – 23

Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm

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Algebra Prep (8th and 9th Grade)

Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in high school level Algebra.  Students will review fundamental concepts including:

operations with fractions, order of operations, algebraic expressions, variables, solving equations, and polynomials.  The course will also provide an introduction to the graphing calculator, excel databases and statistical presentation skills.

Grades: 8 and 9

Cost: $175.00

  • Bundle options upon registration: Learning to Learn & Algebra Prep = $300.00 (Save $50.00) / Add Computer Concepts Course = $550.00 (Save $100.00)

Dates: August 19 - 23

Time: 8:00– 10:00am / 10:00am – 12:00pm (Please select preference when registering)

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Learning to Learn: Study Skills Essentials for Academic Success (8th and 9th Grade)

Course Description: The transition from middle school to high school can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for some students.  This course is designed to relieve student anxiety by providing the organizational skills students will need to be successful throughout their high school career. 

Students will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen good study habits and learning strategies through various instructional methods.  Topics to be covered include motivation and concentration, time management, critical thinking, problem solving skills, memory techniques, effective note taking strategies, reading for information, test taking skills, how to deal with test anxiety, how to approach oral and visual presentations, public-speaking skills, and technological research tools.

The goal of this course is to help students succeed in learning by instilling self-confidence and finding the study methods and learning strategies that are most effective for them.

Grades: 8 and 9

Cost: $175.00

  • Bundle options upon registration: Learning to Learn & Algebra Prep = $300.00 (Save $50.00)/ Add Computer Concepts Course = $550.00 (Save $100.00)

Dates: August 19 – 23

Time: 8:00– 10:00am / 10:00am – 12:00pm (Please select preference when registering)

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SAT Prep Course (11th and 12th Grade)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Course Description: Contrary to what many people think, the SAT is an exam that one can study for when given the right tools to use in preparation. 

This one-week, intensive course is designed for both students looking to improve their scores and students preparing to take the exam for the first time.  The course will include a review of the skills and content knowledge tested on the exam, a breakdown of the test structure and question types, an introduction to test-taking strategies for each section, and timed practice quizzes to help alleviate the stressful nature of the exam environment. 

Grades: 11 and 12

Cost: $375.00 (Book included)

Dates: August 19 – 23

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm


 

School News

Color Wars 2018

Spirit Week is an incredible tradition at St Joes and we encourage all students to participate!

Band Field Trip 2019

Students had the opportunity to attend a performance by the Quantico Marine Ceremonial and Dixie-Land Bands at Sacred Heart University.