Summer Session

2020 Summer Courses and Camps

 

La Salle Prep is offering academic classes, enrichment courses, and athletic camps for students going into 3rd grade through 12th grade on the school's 34-acre campus this summer. You may register one student for multiple courses/camps per form submission. If you have questions, email Sue Pinto at spinto@lsprep.org.

 

 

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Athletic camps registration will open on April 1.

 

 

Course & Camp Offerings:

Algebra I

Open to incoming 9-10th graders

0.5 semester credit, Fee: $350

June 22 (M) – July 16 (Th); classes run Monday – Thursday; 8 – 11:30 am

Instructor:  Linus Oey & Caitlin Hoemmen

 

Open to incoming 9-10th graders, this course focuses on the second semester of Algebra I with special emphasis on factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations and systems of equations, simplifying radicals and graphing lines and simple curves.  This course is designed for students who studied some Algebra I in 8th grade but did not complete all the topics or students enrolled in Algebra I in high school but earned less than a C.

 

World History II

Open to incoming 10-11th graders

0.5 semester credit, Fee: $350

June 22 (M) – July 16 (Th); classes run Monday – Thursday; 8 – 11:30 am

Instructor:  Mike Doran

 

World History II is a semester long course that focuses on the history of the Modern Middle East, the Rise of Democracy and World War II.  It examines the origins of modern day society and continues to explore basic geographical, sociological, political and economic concepts necessary for the study of all social studies courses.  Geography knowledge and skills as well as current world news events are emphasized throughout the course.  Discussion on current world news will be held to put historical events into perspective.

 

Introduction to Sacred Space

Open to incoming 12th graders

0.5 semester credit, Fee: $350

June 15 (M) – July 9 (Th)   *Mr. Hortsch will send out detailed calendar upon request

Instructor:  Gary Hortsch

 

This Religious Studies course will study architectural and interior design of Churches, Temples, Mosques and Gardens as places of prayer and worship from a variety of faith traditions. The experience will combine classroom research and presentations with field trips to various local ‘sacred spaces.’ Students will understand important stages in the history of sacred space, analyze the similarities and differences between Catholic and Protestant Church space, recognize and explain various architectural and interior elements of sacred space for Christian, Jewish and Muslim practice and evaluate the spiritual experience of gardens designed as sacred space.

 

Physical Education

Open to incoming 9 – 12th graders

0.5 semester credit, Fee: $350

June 23 (T) – July 23 (Th)

Tuesdays and Thursdays (with independent work required), 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Instructor:  Aaron Hazel

 

In the general physical education course, students will be exposed to various activities focusing on lifetime physical fitness. These activities include but are not limited to tennis, jogging, resistance training, golf, Frisbee golf, etc. Students will participate in a blended class combining teacher directed lessons and independent learning. The course objective is to provide the students with a sustainable plan of lifetime physical fitness that works with their individual needs.

NOTE:  Due to summer 2020 construction on our athletic center, La Salle will contract with MUV fitness (10718 SE 82nd Ave) for weight room / resistance training purposes. Students will be transported by La Salle bus/certified drivers.

 

 

NOTE:  For credit courses, it is important to remember that each four-week summer school course is equivalent to an 18-week semester course, thus workload needs to be commensurate with the credit being earned in this course.  Attendance at summer school is paramount to student success. 

 

Writing the College Application Essay

Open to incoming La Salle 12th graders

August 10 – 13, 9-11:30 am

Fee: $125

Instructor:  Monty Mickelson

 

The prospect of having to compose and submit a personal essay is, for many students, the most daunting aspect of the college application process. Introducing yourself—your very best self—in a mere 650 words (or less) may seem like the literary equivalent of building a ship in a bottle. Writing the College Application Essay helps demystify this process and alleviates much of the anxiety young writers often bring to this task. Using a workshop format, the class will review successful essays on a broad range of topics and styles. Students will brainstorm ideas, and then commence drafting a personal essay that conforms to one of the Common Application prompts. During a revision phase, students will edit for tone and content while preserving their own authentic voice.  

 

 

Intro to Woodworking for Girls

Open to incoming 9-12th graders

June 22(M) – 25 (Th), 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Fee: $150

Instructor:  Carie Coleman

 

Want to learn your way around a woodshop? Come spend a week in La Salle’s woodshop and learn the basic skills and tools of woodworking. Participants will build wood planters using hand and power tools, including table saws, hammers, drills, sanders, planer, tape measures, laser engraver, and clamps. 

 

 

Maker Camp: Intro to Innovation and Design Tools

Open to incoming 6-8th graders

June 22 (M) – 25 (Th), 9:00 – 11:30 am

Fee: $150

Instructor:  Carie Coleman

 

Are you a maker? Interested in learning how to use some new tools to boost your creativity? Come spend a week in La Salle’s Innovation and Design Center and see what you can design. Each day students will learn and use La Salle's Innovation and Design Centers tools to create prototypes. Students will learn how to operate sewing machines, vinyl cutters, 3-D printers and software, laser engraver and various hand tools. 

Due to an exciting renovation of our athletics facilities taking place during the summer, some camps will be taking place off campus and dates/times are still being finalized. Athletic camps dates and registration will be available by April 1.
 
Anticipated offerings:
 
Boys Basketball
  • incoming 4-6th graders
  • incoming 7-9th graders
  • incoming 10-12th graders
 
Girls Basketball
  • incoming 4th-6th graders
  • incoming 7th-9th graders
 
Coed Tennis
  • ages 12 and under
  • ages 13-18
 
Volleyball
  • incoming 3rd-8th graders
  • incoming 9-12th graders
 
Football
  • incoming 4-6th graders
  • incoming 7-9th graders
 
Boys Soccer
  • ages TBD
 
Girls Soccer
  • incoming 9-12th graders
 
Dance
  • incoming 1st-12th graders