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Summer School Director: Isaiah Coleman
713-512-3499 or icoleman@ehshouston.org

Summer School Assistant: Cyndi Boren
713-512-3482 or cboren@ehshouston.org

EHS Summer School

Course Offerings

Cost

Dates

Time

Credit (All Virtual)




Economics (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

Asynchronous

Health

$500

June 1 - June 26

8:00am - 9:00am

New Testament

$500

June 1 - June 26

8:00am - 9:00am

U.S. Government (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

8:00am - 9:00am

Old Testament

$500

June 1 - June 26

9:00am - 10:00am

Physical Education (PE)

$500

June 1 - June 26

9:00am - 10:00am

U.S. Government (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

9:00am - 10:00am

Ceramics (Includes $100 Materials Fee)

$600

June 1 - June 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Marine Biology (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

10:30am - 11:30am

Speech

$500

June 1 - June 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Astronomy (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

11:30am - 12:30pm

Beginning Dance

$500

June 1 - June 26

11:30am - 12:30pm

Chinese History and Culture (Rising Juniors and Seniors Only)

$500

June 1 - June 26

11:30am - 12:30pm

Computer Music

$500

June 1 - June 26

11:30am - 12:30pm

10:00am - 10:30am Office Hours for the 8:00am and 9:00am Classes

12:30pm - 1:00pm Office Hours for the 10:30am and 11:30am Classes

Tutorial (All Virtual)

English Tutorial

$500

June 1 - June 26

8:00am - 9:00am

Math Tutorial (Includes $25 Software Fee)

$525

June 1 - June 26

9:00am - 10:00am

Spanish Tutorial

$500

June 1 - June 26

10:30am - 11:30am

Enrichment Offerings – EHS Roundtable (All Virtual)




Knight Birders Unite

$250

June 1 - June 12

9:00am - 10:00am

Famous Writing Women

$250

June 1 - June 12

10:30am - 11:30am

Highlights from New Yorker Magazine

$250

June 15 - June 26

10:30am - 11:30am

Introduction to the Japanese Writing System

$375

June 1 - June 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Life Hackers (Life Skills)

$250

June 1 - June 12

10:30am - 11:30am

Mahjong

$125

June 1- June 5

11:30am - 12:30pm

Proofs Unleashed

$250

June 1 - June 12

11:30am - 12:30pm

Let's Open More Doors

$250

June 1 - June 12

11:30am - 12:30pm

iPhone-ography

$250

June 1 - June 12

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dancing for Musical Theater

$250

June 1 - June 12

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Chinese and East Asian Culture

$250

June 1 - June 12

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll

$250

June 1 - June 12

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Release Your Inner Drummer

$250

June 15 - June 26

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Music Toolkit for Singers and Musicians

$250

June 1 - June 12

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

$250

June 1 - June 12

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Moby Dick

$500

June 1 - June 26

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Study Skills

$250

June 1 - June 12

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Basics of Cooking

$250

June 15 - June 26

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fake News

$250

June 15 - June 26

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Making Beats for Beginners

$250

June 1 - June 12

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Script Club

$250

June 1 - June 12

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Journey to the Heart of Ireland

$500

June 1 - June 26

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn Photoshop Through Compositing

$250

June 15 - June 26

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer of SciFi

$250

June 1 - June 12

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Get on Your Feet

$375

June 1 - June 19

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Credit Courses (All Virtual)

RELIGION

Old Testament: Exploration of stories, themes, and theology in the Old Testament, with an emphasis on biblical literacy. Key doctrinal concept studies include call, community, covenant, and creation. Scriptural content includes texts from the Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel, and 1&2 Kings, as well as major and minor prophets.

New Testament: Exploration of New Testament texts and teachings, with emphases on biblical literacy and basic scholarly exegetical skills. Key concepts include messianic expectation, discipleship, and the kingdom of God. Scriptural content includes texts from the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and selected epistles.

(Prerequisite: Old Testament)

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES- rising juniors and seniors only

Economics (Asynchronous) This course will seek to introduce students to the “dismal science,” give them the knowledge and skills they need to master the fundamentals of economics, keep them on top of economic current events and provide them with a new set of tools they can use to analyze the world around them. This course is an intense asynchronous learning opportunity that requires disciplined study habits, active online participation and a good deal of personal responsibility.

Mr. Bradshaw will contact students registered for this course with instructions on how to get started along with the syllabus and expectations.

  1. S. Government: This course provides the student with a survey of American government and politics, with an emphasis on the federal government; relationships among federal, state, and local governments; and the roles, effects, and influences of non-governmental institutions on the governing process.

Chinese History and Culture: A survey of recent Chinese history from the Ming Dynasty to the present. Topics include Chinese interaction with other countries, major reform movements, revolution and the rise of republic government, the development of modern China through the Communist period, and current issues.

SCIENCE – rising juniors and seniors only

Marine Biology: Study of the marine environment, oceanography, marine diversity (survey of marine plants and animals), and marine ecology. Lab exercises will be conducted to emphasize laboratory skills, proper technique, safety, report writing, and analysis.

Astronomy: In this course students will learn about such topics as the motion of celestial objects, the lifecycle of stars, and the planets that compose our Solar System. Students will use various technologies such as remote-operated telescopes and a web-based planetarium software to aid in the learning process. The material in this course will emphasize a conceptual understanding of astronomical principles and will not require rigorous mathematics.

PERFORMING ARTS

Speech: An introductory course with emphasis on public speaking (development, organization, and delivery of four basic types of speeches), interpersonal and small-group communication, and drama-based oral presentation. NO PREREQUISITE, OPEN TO ALL GRADE LEVELS.

Beginning Dance: Beginning Dance is an entry-level course introducing ballet, hip-hop and jazz terminology and execution. Students will build a solid foundation and experience the fun of dancing on a regular basis. Beginning Dance affords each student the opportunity to grow in body awareness, flexibility, strength, musicality, creativity, and confidence. Students will experience styles including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop.

Computer Music: This course is open to all grades and will provide students with an introduction and continuing development and techniques associated with a composition production and recording of music using a computer-based platform. Students will learn to compose and create new music exclusively through digital means using professional audio software. In addition, students will also gain experience with recording techniques for more traditional acoustic performances and how these might be integrated into the digital platform. Students will be required to purchase software in the amount of $100 on their own. The details on how to purchase the software will be explained by Mr. Gould.

VISUAL ARTS

Ceramics: An introductory course with emphasis on the basic building methods and techniques of clay; students create functional and sculptural work. Materials fee: $100.00. NO PREREQUISITE, OPEN TO ALL GRADE LEVELS.

WELLNESS

Physical Education: This course introduces students to activities that allow them to prepare for a lifetime of physical movement. A general knowledge of fitness and its importance is included. Through participation, students are taught valuable life lessons about the importance of cooperation and sportsmanship, as well as respect for equipment, facilities, and others. This course is open to rising freshmen, rising sophomores, and rising juniors.

Health: The purpose of this course is to engender in students an awareness of the whole person, body and mind. This course gives students an idea of the choices they make in their nutritional intake, their relationship dynamics, and a sense of their place in the larger community. Topics include self-concept, nutrition, substance abuse, anatomy and physiology, relationships, sexuality, and first aid.

Tutorial Courses (All Virtual)

Students who earn a grade of D+, D, or D- in English I, II, or III; Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II (if they plan to go on in math); or Spanish I or II (if they plan to go on in language) may choose the option of remediating the course in summer school to raise their grade to a C-. Parents of these students will be notified at the end of the Spring Semester and should immediately contact Mr. Coleman if they would like their student to take advantage of this opportunity. Please note that remediation for these courses is optional.

ENGLISH

ENGLISH I: This course emphasizes basic language skills, vocabulary development, paragraph-writing, rules of grammar and punctuation, and interpretation of literature.

ENGLISH II: This course continues the emphasis on basic language skills, vocabulary development, paragraph, and longer essay writing, punctuation, and rules of grammar; it also focuses on interpretation of literature.

ENGLISH III: The goals of this course are to strengthen the student's understanding of representative American and world literature, to reinforce language skills, and to engage in expressive and analytical writing.

MATHEMATICS

ALGEBRA I: A course that reviews the algebra of real numbers, with emphasis on evaluating, simplifying, and factoring polynomials and radical, rational, and exponential expressions; solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; and solving related story problems.

GEOMETRY: A course that reviews geometric figures and measures, with emphasis on parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, congruence, similarity, area and volume, and coordinate geometry.

ALGEBRA II: A course that reviews the algebra of real and complex numbers, with emphasis on evaluating, simplifying, and factoring algebraic, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions; solving and graphing linear, quadratic, and rational equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations; and solving related story problems.

LANGUAGES

SPANISH I: This course reviews basic Spanish constructions and remediation of students' grammar skills.

SPANISH II: This course reviews the grammar skills taught in Spanish II to prepare students for a third year of Spanish. Emphasis is on oral and written communication.

Enrichment Courses – EHS Roundtable (All Virtual)

Will Arise and Go Now: A journey into the heart of Ireland and its famed texts: This enrichment opportunity will help students gain a better understanding of Ireland’s rich history and landscape, specifically through the works and lives of Irish literary giants, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. Students will take a virtual journey through County Galway, County Sligo, and County Dublin, and learn about the culture, landscape, literature, and history of these different regions.

Toolkit for Singers and Musicians: Explore some of the elements of music that will make you a more versatile musician! Learn songs quicker and harmonize more confidently through discovering music’s vocabulary and construction. Hands-on workshops with plenty of musical examples and opportunity to dig deeper into areas of particular interest such as theory, form and analysis.

FAKE NEWS - The History, Purpose and Ethics of American Journalism: There’s a lot of talk about “Fake News” these days, the idea that the news is made up to suit the needs of the organization that is printing, broadcasting or uploading information to suit only their point of view. That was not what those who created the so called Fourth Estate had in mind. Using films and the HBO Series The Newsroom, students will explore the history, purpose and ethics of American Journalism. The class culminates in each student creating their own news story using what they learned from the class.

Abramos más puertasLet’s open more doors: Abramos más puertasLet’s open more doors is a two-week Summer School enrichment Spanish course intended to reinforce the skills of reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking for students who have completed Spanish 2 (either Level or Honors) and will be entering Spanish 3. Particular emphasis will be placed on speaking through in-class presentations, group work, and one-on-one exercises with the teacher. Grammar and syntax rules (verb conjugations, use of adjectives, adverbs, direct and indirect object pronouns, sentence structure) will be reinforced using a variety of resources, like short stories, videos, country studies, articles, short films.

Dancing for Musical Theatre: Don’t miss this opportunity to take Dancing for Musical Theatre! This class is available for existing dance students, students interested in the EHS musical or any student wanting to get off their feet and dance! Students will learn popular Broadway styles of choreography from the EHS dance faculty. The class will help increase coordination, body awareness and confidence. All classes are dedicated to refining a dancer's craft.

Get on Your Feet: Get on Your Feet is a summer conditioning class intended to get students up and moving during this time of social distancing! Moving and working out together, EHS students will have the opportunity to become faster, stronger and more flexible through faculty led cardio, Pilates, Yoga and hip-hop dance training.

Chinese and East Asian Culture: This class will introduce a few aspects of Chinese culture and some comparisons with other East Asian cultures. We will learn a little speaking and writing, some traditional art and music, watch some films, learn about and write some poetry, and learn about some famous people and ethnic groups.

Knights Birders Unite: Everyone has seen birds, but you might not have stopped long enough in your busy day to notice their beauty and intricate behaviors. Whether you have noticed birds at a feeder, on your way to school, in between classes, or on your way to practice or rehearsal, this course will help you pause and take notice. In this course, you will learn how to identify birds, collaborate with scientists around the world, and connect to the outdoors.

Proofs Unleashed: Math is built upon a solid foundation of rigorous, watertight deductions ("proofs") that no rational being in the universe can dispute — a bold claim. Typical high school Geometry classes sometimes present proofs as long, slightly robotic lists of regurgitated statements; in reality, working mathematicians write proofs as stories, requiring creativity, experimentation, and daring! In this course, we will practice the writing of these proof-stories together, developing new techniques of problem-solving, expanding our skills of abstract thinking, and exploring college-level math rarely seen in high school curricula.

Ragtime to Rock n’ Roll: A Modern American Music Survey: This course is for anyone who would like to get a more in-depth perspective on the music that has shaped American culture. We will cover music by American musical artists from the early 1900s to present. We will discuss the impact the music has on American culture as well as the impact the culture has had on the music. Students will enjoy a critical and cultural analysis of one of our most precious art forms.

Release Your Inner Drummer: This course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of being a drummer. If you’ve never played a musical instrument in your life and know nothing about music, this course is for you. If you’ve played an instrument in the past or you’re a singer, this course is for you. If you already play drums and are looking to expand your knowledge and skill base, this course is for you.

Required Materials: 1 Pair drum sticks, 1 practice drum pad, 1 stand for practice. Available for purchase through recommended link. TBD.

Life Hackers (Life Skills): The world has changed fast in the last few months, and you may be feeling lost. This class can help you find your way! Ever felt like you needed to figure out what you want to do with your life? Set and achieve goals? Decide what kind of life you want to live? Cultivate healthy relationships? Understand the science of happiness? See it and do it in Life Hackers!

Making Beats for Beginners: In this course, we will work exclusively on the Ableton platform to create sample-based music. Students will learn the basic terms and techniques of music production as they compose, manipulate, and mix their own music. Using a powerful plugin called Arcade, students will experience accelerated results, producing professional sounding music in just two weeks. Students will be required to purchase software in the amount of $70 on their own. The details on how to purchase the software will be explained by Mr. Harris.

Introduction to Japanese Writing System: What comes to mind when you think of Japan? Anime, manga, samurai, ninja and Hello Kitty? Let’s learn the writing and reading of Japanese alphabet and be a J-pop expert.

How to Play Traditional Chinese Mahjong: Summer is here and who wants to play games and have lots of fun? Join me for 5 days of “REAL” Chinese Mahjong learning. You will learn how to play Mahjong as in Crazy Rich Asians!!!

Study Skills: In Study Skills, we will work on our executive functioning skills. We will work on time management, organizing thoughts, organizing course work, paper writing, studying for tests, and notetaking to name a few. By the end, you will have the tools for success in high school and beyond.

The Basics of Cooking: The Basics of Cooking is a perfect for cooks who what to become comfortable in the kitchen and learn a few new recipes and skills. We will learn how to cook in a traditional kitchen as well as learning a few recipes you could use in a college dorm.

Learn Adobe Photoshop Through Compositing: This is a project-based course where students will learn Photoshop through compositing multiple photos together to create digital imagery. In this course, students will learn how to make selections, utilize blend modes, learn the clone stamp tool, and apply effects and adjustment layers to create photo artwork. Projects include creating a double-exposure, a movie poster, and a self-portrait photo collage.

Prerequisite: Be sure Adobe Photoshop is installed, updated, and opened at least once before the opening class day.

Obsession! Revenge! Whales! or How to Read Moby Dick in 30 Days: Join me and your classmates as we ride along on the Pequod with Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck, and of course the ship’s maniacal Captain Ahab chasing the object of all his hate and malice, Moby Dick, across three oceans. Throughout the month of June, we’ll read about 20 pages per day of what has been called the great American novel. In each class we’ll have short, focused discussions about the book’s history and culture, and, of course, Melville’s brilliant prose.

iPhone-ography: Dramatically improve your iPhone-ography skills in this comprehensive and exciting workshop. Learn to use the latest camera apps for editing & organizing your photos, adjusting the white balance and manually setting your shutter speed for painting with light and other special effects. You’ll also create double exposures, tintype images and work with textures and filters. The second week will be dedicated to working one on one with the instructor to design and self-publish a small book of your photographs.

The Script Club: The Script Club is a chance for student actors, whether aspiring or experienced, to build new skills in acting. Students will work in groups on scenes and short plays, focusing on the text and character interactions to find new ways to approach cold reads and auditions. Culminating in a recorded project, the Script Club gives anyone a chance to keep acting into the summer without leaving home!

Summer of Sci-Fi: The Short Story: Enroll in “Summer of Sci-Fi: The Short Story” to experience the strange, phantasmagorical, yet utterly believable worlds of Pulitzer Prize-finalist Karen Russell first hand! Over the course of two weeks, we will discuss her newest collection, Orange World, and you will apply her curiosity cabinet of techniques to write your own weird tale!

Famous Writing Women and the Writers They Loved: How can two people who are wildly ambitious and insistent on their own voices come together? What can we learn about them as writers from who they were as women in love? We’ll explore these questions as we read the diaries, letters, journals, and writing of women who’ve been in famous literary relationships.

Highlights from New Yorker Magazine: In American culture, there is no institution quite like the New Yorker, a publication that offers politics, news, humor, poetry, fiction, and more. For almost 100 years, it has fostered the reputation of many of America’s most accomplished writers from the earliest days of their writing careers to their conclusions. In this course, we will read excerpts from each decade of its existence and ask why the New Yorker has been such an important part of American high culture.

Love your Neighbor as Yourself: Creating gifts and notes to encourage the people around you. In each class, following a brief reflection on a scripture passage, we’ll learn how to create things to bring support to our neighbors, family members, friends, and the first responders and infrastructure providers who play important roles during this historic time. A list of supplies needed will be sent to participants, to purchase in advance. A sewing machine (for making face masks) is helpful but not necessary.

Contact Director of Summer School Isaiah Coleman 713-512-3499 icoleman@ehshouston.org or Assistant to the Deans Cyndi Boren at 713-512-3482 cboren@ehshouston.org with questions.

Registration and Enrollment (unless already enrolled):
March 13 – May 20, 2020

Registration and Tuition Payment: Registration and payment of courses is completed online.

Financial Aid: Students who currently receive financial aid for tuition may be eligible for financial aid for Summer School (not Enrichment). Please check the appropriate box at the end of the summer school registration form if you would like to request financial aid.

Attendance Policy: 100% attendance AND on time for classes is required for all students. Please do not schedule appointments during classes. Final exams will not be given early.

Exams FOR CREDIT CLASSES: Final day of the summer session. No exceptions.

Dress Code (Proper background and attire while on-line): Please be aware of what is in your room when you are on camera. Look for items that might be inappropriate or distracting to others. It may be as easy as moving your computer to the other side of the table. Students are still expected to dress appropriately during their virtual class sessions. The virtual classroom is much more relaxed than the traditional school uniform. Students are expected to dress and be groomed in a respectful and appropriate manner. The following is acceptable for students to wear: (1) a t-shirt, polo, or sweatshirt, (2) appropriate shorts, pants, or skirts, and (3) sweats in good condition. The following is NOT allowed: (1) tank tops, halter or spaghetti-strapped tops, (2) any shirt or blouse exposing any area above the waist, (3) any shorts, or skirts that could be considered revealing or distracting, and (4) any item of clothing with inappropriate writing (i.e. advertising alcohol, drugs, political messages, etc.)

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: If a student cancels before the end of registration, May 20, 2020, a full refund will be given. If a student cancels after May 20, 2020, no refund will be given. Episcopal High School will notify parents if the Summer School is unable to accommodate their child's registration. A course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.