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Summer Academy 2018 Course Listing

Quarry Lane's Summer Academy courses are equivalent to courses offered during the academic year. Please review any prerequisites for courses before enrolling; any students who do not meet the prerequisites will not be enrolled in the class. A class syllabus will be provided on the first day of instruction. Textbooks for each course are listed under the course description.

*Class offerings are subject to change


Course Listing

Science

Chemistry

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: Algebra I with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CLOSED

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "d" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to develop the student's ability to think critically about chemistry and science-related subjects in general. This will be accomplished through lectures, labs, class discussions. The following topics will be covered: scientific measurement, atomic structure, electrons in atoms, the periodic table, ionic and metallic bonding, covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, chemical quantities, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, the behavior of gases, water and aqueous systems, solutions, thermochemistry, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction reactions, and nuclear chemistry. Lab hours are accumulated each week.

Textbook: ISBN-13: 978-0077274313, ISBN-10: 0077274318


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Biology

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: Algebra I with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CLOSED

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "d" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to develop the student's ability to think critically about biology and science-related subjects in general. This will be accomplished through lectures, labs, and class discussions. The following topics will be covered: biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, biological diversity, evolution and ecology. Lab hours are accumulated each week.

Textbook: ISBN-13: 978-0321967503


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Physics

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: Algebra I with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CLOSED

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "d" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

Physics presents concepts of the major themes of physics. There are two ways that beginning students of physics can understand the topic: (a) through mathematical models, and (b) through concepts. This course takes the latter approach. Mathematical approaches will be used when they are deemed as guides to thinking. First year algebra experience will be all that is required. Through demonstrated discrepant events, the students will learn how to recognize physics misconceptions in their everyday lives. The students will know the historical origins and evolution of the laws of motion and energy. Especially important are the historical figures of Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Joule and Faraday. The students will be able to apply proportional reasoning by identifying and manipulating independent, dependent and controlled variables. The students will apply proportional reasoning into laws of motion, gravity, energy, wave motion, electromagnetic field and light. Lab hours are accumulated each week.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-13-364749-5


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Intro to Java

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: Geometry with a grade of "C" or above or consent of instructor

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "g" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to problem solving and computer programming using the programming language Java. The course also provides an integrated introduction to some of the wonderful innovations to modern science and indeed modern life that can be attributed to computer science. The course teaches how real-world problems can be solved computationally using the object-oriented metaphor that underlies Java. Concepts and techniques covered include data types, expressions, objects, methods, top-down program design, program testing and debugging, state representation, interactive programs, data abstraction, conditionals, iteration, interfaces, inheritance, arrays, graphics, and GUIs. No previous programming experience required.

Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra

(Open to students entering grades 6 through 7)

Prerequisite: Recommendation Form required

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and certificate of completion.
This is an enrichment course and does not count towards U.C. credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

Pre-Algebra is designed to prepare students to become Algebra-ready for future math classes. Students will be introduced to math concepts including: operation with integers, rational and irrational numbers, working with proportions, percent, and inequalities, and exploring basic concepts in geometry.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-547-58777-6


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Algebra I

(Open to students entering grades 7 through 12)

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "c" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course includes the study of rational number properties, variables, polynomials, and factoring. Students learn to write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations and to solve systems of equations. They also learn to model real-world applications, including statistics and probability investigations. Topics covered: Introduction to Algebra, Working with Real Numbers, Solving Equations and Problems, Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials, Fractions, Applying Fractions, Introduction to Functions, Systems of Linear Equations, Inequalities, Rational and Irrational Numbers, Quadratic Funtions.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-547-64703-6


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Geometry

(Open to students entering grades 7 through 12)

Prerequisite: Algebra I with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "c" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

Geometry provides you with a great deal of useful information, and puts labels on ideas and principles that you use every day, maybe without even knowing it. Some of the general topics covered in a typical geometry class are basic geometric figures, deductive reasoning, parallel lines and planes, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, inequalities of geometry, and polygons. Topics covered: Basics of Geometry, Reasoning and Proof, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Congruent Triangles, Relationships within Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Similarity, Right Triangle Trigonometry, Circles, Perimeter and Area, Surface Area and Volume and Transformations.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-547-64709-8


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Algebra II

(Open to students entering grades 8 through 12)

Prerequisite: Geometry with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "c" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course will provide student with a strong foundation in the practical and theoretical application of polynomials, matrices, conic sections, and transcendental functions. It will teach skills such as solving quadratic equations, analyzing growth and change, and algebraic problem solving. This class will have a strong focus on developing mathematical literacy skills through reading, writing, and research, and will also examine the applications of mathematics to the fields of science and engineering. For many students, this course is a prerequisite for the study of algebra and trigonometry. Topics covered: Equations and Inequalities, Linear Equations and Functions, Polynomials and Polynomial Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections, Sequences and Series, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometric Rations and Functions, and Trigonometric Graphs, Identities and Equations.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-547-64707-4


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.



Pre-Calculus

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: Algebra II with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

AM Session: 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CLOSED

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "c" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course will include a study of functions, their graphs and applications of functions. The types of functions covered will be: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric. The properties of reflection, symmetry, translations and inverses will be applied to these functions. The six trig functions will be studied and applied to graphs, simple equations, inverses and the unit circles. Topics covered: Linear and Quadratic Functions, Polynomial Functions, Inequalities, Functions, Exponents and Logarithms, Analytic Geometry, Trigonometric Functions, Trigonometric Equations and Applications, Triangle Trigonometry, Trigonometric Addition Formulas, Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers, Vectors and Determinants, Sequences and Series, Matrices, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, Curve Fitting and Models, Limits, Series, and Iterated Functions, and An Introduction to Calculus.

Textbook: ISBN: 978-1111427641


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.

History and Social Studies

U.S. History

(Open to students entering grades 9 through 12)

Prerequisite: English I

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

High school eligible students may receive up to 10 credits.
U.C. Approved "a" Class
Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course surveys American history from the European settlement of the Americas through the modern day. It focuses on the major turning points in American history and seeks to understand them through the lens of the American dream. A major theme is Americans' ongoing struggle to reconcile equality and opportunity. Major topics include the American Revolution, the Constitution, Industrialization, Social Reform Movements, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Frontier in American History, the Development of American Capitalism, the Progressive Movement, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Feminism, and the Middle Class in America. Class will consist of lectures, role-playing simulations, presentations, Harkness discussion, field trips, quizzes, and essay-based assessments.

Textbook: ISBN - 13: 978-0495915317


Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.


English

Dynamics of Critical Reading and Creative Writing

(Open to students entering grades 6 through 9)

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and transcript will be available for transferring credit.

This is an enrichment course and does not count towards U.C. credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

This course will concentrate on expanding the fundamentals of grammar, writing, reading comprehension, and critical analysis. This enrichment course will begin with intensive grammar and writing review to work with students to correct faulty sentence structure, punctuation, and word choice while developing their writing styles and learning pertinent styles of formal writing. Students will read and discuss selected exemplary essays, as well as review and critique essays written by their peers. Emphasis will be placed on the writing process: writing, reviewing, revising, editing, and a publish-ready document. During the Creative Writing section of the course, students will read and discuss works by classical and contemporary authors, while also writing creative works of their own. The course will be taught in a workshop style. Students will also have the opportunity to develop essays that are competition ready for local and national creative writing competitions. The purpose of the course is to help students develop their reading comprehension and their ability to write clearly and forcefully.

Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.


Engineering and Technology

Automation and Robotics

(Open to students entering grades 7 through 8)

Prerequisite: Algebra I with a grade of "C" or above

Session Dates: June 11 - July 20

PM Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Times are subject to change)

Fee: $1,699

Quarry Lane School is WASC Accredited.
This course will offer a letter grade and certificate of completion.

This is an enrichment course and does not count towards U.C. credit.
Attendance Requirement: Students who are excessively tardy and/or miss more than two(2) days of instruction may not be eligible for course credit.

Course Description:

Automation and robotics is a middle school engineering program course for students entering grades seven and eight. Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics. Students learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control system. Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build and program a solution to solve an existing problem.

Class offerings are subject to change based on enrollment.