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High School Students: Sign Up for Short Summer Courses

Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:53

4J teachers offer creative, short-span courses for students entering grades 9–12 • New offerings include beekeeping and math fundamentals

Summer Intensive Program Info & Registration

Students who will be in high school next year are invited to get a jump on learning with interesting, fun, creative summer courses that offer high school credit in just a few weeks.

Eugene School District 4J’s summer intensive program provides students an opportunity to extend their learning into the summer months. The short courses are designed and led by 4J teachers to engage students in innovative and meaningful learning experiences. Course offerings explore exciting and timely topics of global and national importance and include cultural exploration and culturally diverse themes, as well as the arts and sciences.High school credit is offered upon successful completion.

New courses have been added, including Beekeeping Basics • Math Essential Skills – Work Samples • Intermediate Algebra A – Projects. Some of the initial list of courses have filled, while others are still accepting registrations, including Decision Skills • Geometry from Scratch • Personal Finance • Financial Literacy for the Adult World • Inequities in Lending • Engineering by Design • Exploring Native Art and Culture • Symbolism in Poetry, Art & Video Performance • Watercolor Painting • Nature of Light • Summer Jazz Band • High School Band • Middle School Band • Digital Media Marketing. Additional courses are expected to be added early this summer.

Beekeeping Basics, a popular course that filled up last year, is an introduction to honeybees and the basics of beekeeping, with both theoretical learning and hands-on experience in beekeeping. The course will include aspects of bee biology, ecology, agriculture, pollination, genetics, hive management, woodworking, and many business aspects of honeybees, pollination, and agriculture. How to enroll: Submit registration form online

Intermediate Algebra A – Projects will focus on fundamentals of Algebra 1A to allow rising 10th and 11th graders to continue into Algebra 1B and Geometry next year. Emphasis will be on using fun and useful activities to collect data for tables, graphs, and equations of lines and curves. Resources permitting, students will be using cooking, movement, and individually selected topics to record data, analyze, interpret, and predict. Regular attendance is required to fulfill requirements of Intermediate Algebra A. How to enroll: Students who will be in 10th & 11th grade in the 2021–22 school year and need to improve their algebra skills should see their counselor or administrator to be referred. 

Math Essential Skills – Work Samples is anchored to the shared purpose of earning math credit and using that to build community within the class. Students come to class daily until they pass two work samples. How to enroll: Students in 12th grade in 2020–21 or 2021–22 who need math credit to graduate should see their counselor or administrator to be referred. 

Check course descriptions for dates, times and details. The first currently scheduled course begins June 28. Nearly all courses will be taught in person. Most courses are open to students who will be in grades 9–12 in the 2021–22 school year, but some are limited to selected grades. The district can provide students with a loaned laptop and help with internet access, if needed.

More summer academic and enrichment programs for 4J students will be announced in the coming weeks.

Summer Intensive Courses:
Information, Course Descriptions and Registration

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