2020 Summer Classes
These courses, taught by experienced Good Counsel teachers, allow students to pursue an intellectual interest or advance within a certain subject area.
Prerequisites: None. Open to grades 9-12.
In-Class Session: June 5 to June 12 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
All Projects Completed by: June 26
*Make-up in-class days: June 15 to June 19
Students investigate the basic elements of art and principles of design through a series of problem-solving processes. Students improve their technical skills while exploring a variety of media. Equal emphasis is given to both process and product. Basic components of each unit are: art history, studio production, art criticism, and aesthetics. Students are challenged to produce creative two and three-dimensional artworks which reflect critical thinking skills. Coursework includes drawing, painting, ceramics, and digital animation projects.
Prerequisite: None. Open to incoming freshmen.
Session One: July 29 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Two: July 30 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Three: August 4 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Four: August 5 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Five: August 10 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Session Six: August 11 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Our Study Skills course is a one day course team-taught by members of the English and Mathematics departments. It serves as an effective way to transition incoming freshman to the rigors of the Good Counsel curriculum. The class covers key subject-specific skill sets in addition to general notetaking and study skills. Particular attention is paid to managing an increased level of reading and writing, as well as studying for math tests. Time is set aside to teach students effective techniques in the following areas: communication (especially with teachers and coaches), time management, self-care, and organization. Parents are invited to the final hour of class, which will cover the electronic gradebook and online resources, with time for questions at the end. This summer class is an excellent way to hit the ground running in preparation for a GC education.
Prerequisites: None. Open to grades 9-12.
Part 1 - In class: June 8 to June 19 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Part 2 - Online: June 22 to July 3
Final Meeting - In class: July 6 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
This course introduces students to the personal computer and how it is used in a business environment. During part 1 in the classroom, students will learn about the creation of the PC and the founding of the personal computer industry. They will learn about the components of the PC and what should be considered when purchasing one. Students study the history of the Internet, how browsers work and search engine skills that help them with research. The part 2 online segment will be administered via Google Classroom and students will work on projects to develop skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students must have access to a computer, NOT an iPad. Office 2016 is provided for every student free of charge and is required to complete these projects.
Prerequisites: None. For any rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders
Highly recommended for IB and STEM students.
Meeting times: June 15 - July 17 online*
*The class will meet IN PERSON on June 1 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We will meet outside of the Women’s PE Office (Room 144-A). Please bring a change of clothes, water bottle, and your iPad. This meeting date is MANDATORY.
Description: This course will focus on the five components of fitness and sports conditioning through the use of sport specific and fitness activities. Students will learn basic exercises and workouts along with proper warm-up/cool-down and lifting/spotting techniques. In addition, students will learn how to design a workout that will best suit their specific, individual needs and fitness goals. Students will receive workouts and homework assignments every week via Google classroom and will have to complete the workouts on their own time. Instructor will explain in depth how the class will work on June 1. Students will also expand their knowledge of health topics related to fitness including nutrition, benefits of cardiovascular exercise, and other various health risks/concerns.
Note: This online course combines direct instruction via Google classroom and independent study outside of the classroom. Elective credit may be earned upon completion of class unless otherwise determined through the Studies Office.
Prerequisites: Open to rising sophomores and juniors
Meeting times: June 8 to June 26 (Final exam will be conducted in school at 12:00 p.m. on June 26).
Description: This online course examines the basic ideas conveyed in the U.S. Constitution and how these principles have shaped the national government. Special emphasis is given to the protection of basic liberties, the political process, the major powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and the goals and methods employed by various groups to achieve “equal treatment under the law”. Students will be required to analyze and interpret visual materials and engage in research projects on current issues. All work for this course will be completed and submitted electronically, except for the final exam, which will be administered by the instructor in the school building. Students should expect to complete approximately 2 to 3 hours of work per week day. This course fulfills the Social Studies Department’s 0.5 credit U.S. Government requirement. Good Counsel students may opt to take the Honors level with departmental approval, which will demand additional work focused on the skills and critical thinking required to succeed in AP and IB elective courses. Please note, in a summer course, there are no level changes after the course has begun.
Final Exam Date: June 26 at 12:00 PM
Prerequisites: Open only to incoming 9th-grade STEM students admitted into the STEM
Program. Class size is limited to 20 students.
Meeting times: June 16–18, 23, 25 [5 days] | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Description: This course will present the skill sets associated with the Autodesk Inventor software introduced in the 9th grade STEM class – Introduction to Engineering Design. The intent of this course is to give incoming STEM students a head start with the CAD modeling process, and to guide them toward becoming a certified user through Certiport.
The course will enable the students to:
- Create dimensioned sketches for parts
- Create 3D part files
- Create and annotate drawing files
- Constrain parts to create assemblies
- Create animations
- Create a stress analysis of a part
- Use slicing software to 3D print their parts
- Use the laser cutter to cut out parts
Prerequisites: Current OLGCHS STEM students. Class size is limited to 15 students.
Meeting times: June 15–19 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Description: This course will present the skill sets for obtaining certification as an Autodesk Inventor Certified User. Practice assessment presented by GMetrix will be provided. The student will have to coordinate and pay a proctoring fee at a later date, at their discretion, with a Certiport testing center.
The course will guide the students in the format and content questioning correlated to the exam objectives in the Certiport certification exam:
- User Interface and Navigation
- Assembly Modeling
- Part Modeling
- Browser Editing
All courses have various start and end dates. See each course description for the specific dates and times.
Students are permitted no more than one excused absence for illness or emergency in a half credit class; no more than two in a one credit class. Should a student miss a class, he/she is expected to make up all missed work. Absences may negatively affect a student’s grade. Excessive absences will result in credit being withheld for the course.
Note: Should the school be forced to close due to weather or some other emergency, teachers will work with students to make up the missed time/classwork.
Contact Chuck Ehrman, Assistant Principal | 240.283.3207 | email@example.com