The EHS Summer School program provides opportunities for students to earn course credit and/or gain enrichment through a variety of classes. Courses reach everyone from incoming freshmen to rising juniors, seniors, and transfer students. Director of Summer School Isaiah Coleman adds, "We are grateful for the partnership we have with Rice University and the Rice University Summer Math Project (RUSMP). EHS hosts two of RUSMP's middle school sections and one high school section. These courses focus on effective teaching and promote the beauty and importance of math."
Highlights of EHS-sponsored summer classes include Old and New Testament courses where students gain a foundation of the Religion Pillar. In PE, students learn the importance of teamwork along with the importance of leading and following. In Economics, students study both national and global economies along with a crash course in personal finances.
"For our future civic leaders, or those who want to learn how our government operates, our Government course provides students with the fundamentals," says Coleman. In Marine Biology, students expand their knowledge from Biology I to dive a little deeper with marine life via experiments and dissections. In Health, students learn more about their bodies and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Speech class emphasized the importance of effective communication in both professional and private settings.
Arts Pillar courses included Beginning Photography as well as Stagecraft, where students discover what happens behind the scenes in theater along with constructing props for upcoming EHS Onstage productions. The "Hexagon" yearbook staff participated in hands-on workshops to lay the groundwork for another award-winning publication, and the ETV/Digital Moviemaking crew continues to amaze and entertain audiences by bringing to life projects that start from just an idea.
"A big thank you goes to all who have made this summer school session possible," adds Coleman. "To all who had a hand in making this summer a success, thank you! That goes for administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents. We look forward to making the 2019 Summer School session bigger and better!"