Session 1 Info

June 14 to July 2 / Registration Deadline: Friday, June 11

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Courses offered in Session 1: 2D Game Design, AP Music Theory Prep, Financial Literacy, Geometry Honors*, Jazz Improvisation*, Journalism, Mythology*, Physics Honors*, Scriptwriting, Sexuality and Dating, Statistics in Sports*, VEX Robotics, World Religions

*These courses continue in Session 2.
 

2D Game Design
Mr. Petcaugh / bpetcaugh@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Online Self-Paced 
June 14 - July 2 / Office Hours by Appointment
1/4 Credit / $150

This course encourages students to create and modify, 2D video games at a beginner level. They will follow an online tutorial to learn the basics of game design, sprite placement, collision detection, HUDs, and movement around a map. Students will also learn to write program code that will initiate various events and actions within the game. The games created in this course can be ported to Android mobile devices, and to a webpage, once they are created. No programming experience is necessary, but it definitely helps. Students must have a computer that meets the HGP general computer specifications, along with a minimum of 20GB of free space on their Hard Drive. The course will make use of the Godot Game Engine. There will be approximately 8-10 hours of work each week, for the three weeks of class, with a minimum of one assignment submission per week.

 
AP Music Theory Prep
Mr. Hallahan / challahan@holyghostprep.org
3 weeks / Hybrid
June 14 - July 2 / M, W, F; 11:00am - 11:45am
1/4 Credit / $150

This course is only available to students enrolled in AP Music Theory for 2021-22. This course will present a summary of the prerequisites and prepare students for Advanced Placement Music Theory. Topics include: reading and writing in music notation; key signature, scale, and chord spelling; time signature and meter computation; basic aural skills and ear training. Students should be technically proficient with a musical instrument or voice.

 

Financial Literacy
Ms. Conville / mconville@holyghostprep.org
3 weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 2 / T, TH; 10:00am - 11:00am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course will introduce students to fundamental personal finance topics: budgeting, different types of financial accounts, credit cards (interest rates), and loans.  This will be interactive and application-based, as students will apply the fundamentals they learn to their own financial position. Space is limited to the first 24 students who register. 

 

Geometry Honors
Ms. Best / dbest@holyghostprep.org
6 weeks / Hybrid
June 14 - July 23 / T, TH; 9:00am - 10:00am
1 Credit / $600

This course is only available to rising sophomores taking Geometry Honors as a 7th course. This course fulfills the Geometry requirement for the 2021-22 academic year. This course approaches a traditional Plane Geometry course with greater sophistication of proof and more challenging problems than regular Geometry. Both 2- and 3-dimensional topics are covered. Some time is spent on coordinate (analytic) geometry and trigonometry. Problem solving and critical examinations of the theories involved are the most important elements in the course. Space is limited to the first 24 students who register. This course continues in Session 2.

 

Jazz Improvisation
Mr. Devine / pdevine@holyghostprep.org
6 Weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 23 / T, TH; 11:00am - 11:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course will explore how to improvise melodic solos over blues and jazz chord structures. The class will involve learning music theory as it applies to chord/scale relationships. The focus will be on playing in real time over background tracks that will be provided by the teacher. All instruments are welcome. This course continues in Session 2.

 

Journalism 
Mr. Goulet / jgoulet@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 2 / T, TH; 11:00am - 12:00pm
1/2 Credit / $300

This course will introduce journalism and media writing styles, focusing on traditional news stories to sports stories to blogs/message boards. It will also cover and explore photojournalism and broadcast journalism. The class will feature meetings with the writers and editors of Philadelphia Magazine

 

Mythology
Dr. Scanlon / jscanlon@holyghostprep.org
6 Weeks / Online Self-Paced
June 14 - July 23 / Office Hours by Appointment
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course uses the well-known stories of the ancient Greeks and Romans to explore concepts which can be applied to myths from all cultures. By the end of the course students will be exposed to the themes, terminology, and concepts they would learn in a college-level mythology class.  Work will consist primarily of reading assignments, short reflection writings, listening to pre-recorded lectures, and electronically administered tests.  Work will be completed asynchronously, meaning students can move at their own pace and complete work as quickly or as slowly as they wish. This course continues in Session 2.

 

Physics Honors
Mrs. Coopersmith / acoopersmith@holyghostprep.org
6 Weeks / In-Person
June 14 - July 23 / M, T, TH; 9:00am - 11:00am
1 Credit / $600

This course is only available to rising juniors also taking AP Bio or AP Chem or Physics Honors as a 7th course. This course fulfills the Physics requirement for the 2021-22 academic year. This course introduces students to traditional topics in Physics.  Physics enables students to solve simple and advanced word problems through application of various formulas while demonstrating comprehension of concepts in order to gain an appreciation for the simplicity, order, and beauty of God's physical creation as revealed in natural laws.  The course's activities include lectures, demonstrations, in-class problem solving, and student lab work along with chapter quizzes and exams. This course continues in Session 2. 

 

Scriptwriting
Ms. Ciaramella / jciaramella@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 2 / M, W, F; 10:00am - 10:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This writing-intensive course focuses on the art of screenwriting and playwriting. Students will read famous screenplays, learn various writing techniques, and develop their creative skills as they write their own works. Students will also have the opportunity to share their original scripts with their classmates throughout the process.

 

Sexuality and Dating
Mr. Hoban / jhoban@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 2 / M, W, F; 9:00am - 9:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising sophomores and fulfills the Sexuality and Dating requirement for the 2021-22 academic year. This core course examines the dynamics of relationships and explores the physiological, psychological, and sociological dimensions of human sexuality from the perspectives of natural law, morality, Scripture, and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Statistics in Sports
Mr. Profy / lprofy@holyghostprep.org
6 Weeks / Hybrid
June 14 - July 23 / T, TH 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course will examine the use of statistics and statistical analysis in the sports industry. Students will learn basic statistical concepts in order to understand and interpret data presented in the media, evaluate individual and team performance success rates, and use data to understand strategic game making decisions across fields of football, basketball, and baseball. Students will learn concepts related to data collection, analysis and modeling, as well as, data visualization. Students will have the opportunity to engage with HGP Alumni in the Sports industry as well. Case studies include exploring NFL 2pt attempts, 4th down conversions, March Madness, penalty kicks, in-game decision making, and principles of sports betting. This course continues in Session 2.

 

VEX Robotics
Mr. Petcaugh / bpetcaugh@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Hybrid 
June 14 - July 2 / TH; 4:00pm - 8:00pm (July 1 and 2: 9:00am to 5:00pm)
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is for current, or aspiring, part-time and full-time VEX robotics competitors. Students will use the VEX robotics platform to design, build, and program robots to compete at the highest levels of the competition. They will experiment with the basic components of the VEX platform (structure pieces, motors, sensors, and microcontrollers) through open-ended challenges, with an emphasis on the proper documentation of the engineering process. Students will be assessed on their iterative problem solving approach, and on robot performance. Assignments will be completed at home, and are accompanied by a build session once each week in the Brennan Family Innovation Center.

 

World Religions
Mr. Whartenby/ mwhartenby@holyghostprep.org
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
June 14 - July 2 / T, TH; 9:00am - 10:00am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising seniors and fulfills the World Religions requirement for the 2021-22 academic year. This core course seeks to introduce students to the beliefs, writings, and cultures of the world’s major religious movements.  It also hopes to promote appreciation for the diversity of religious experience in the world and to help students to better understand their Catholic Christian faith in comparison to other faith traditions.  Finally, this course attempts to better fulfill the Spiritan mission by preparing students to engage in inter-religious dialogue. 

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