Session 2 Info

July 5 to July 23 / Registration CLOSED

Courses continued from Session 1: Geometry Honors, Jazz Improvisation, Mythology, Physics Honors, and Statistics in Sports

Courses offered in Session 2: Competitive Performance Prep*, Finance and Investment, Intro to the Arab World, Intro to Persian*, History of Modern Art*, Morality, The Problem of the Color Line: The History and Psychology of Racism in America

*These courses continue in Session 3.


Competitive Performance Prep 
Mr. McGhee /
6 Weeks / Hybrid
July 5 - August 13 / T, TH; 10:00am - 11:30am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course seeks to prepare students to compete in speaking competitions. Competitive Performance Prep offers a study in best practices of time management, research methods, and rehearsal techniques so that any speaker, performer, or debater may feel confident and comfortable throughout the competitive process from preparation to performance. Meeting in-person and online as needed, students will work in small labs to workshop their material. At the end of the 6-week course, a student will have a prepared speech, performance, or debate case to take to any competition. This course continues in Session 3.


Finance and Investment 
Mrs. Fina /
3 Weeks / Hybrid 
July 5 - July 23 / T, TH; 9:00am -  10:00am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising juniors and seniors. Preference will be given to seniors. This course will focus on students learning the basics of finance, develop their own investment strategies, and test them using real-world data. Students will also meet virtually with several experts in the field of finance to explore their area of expertise, learn from their experience, and ask questions. This course also assists rising seniors in learning the skills necessary to manage the Frank Frederico ’00 Student Investment Fund. Meeting days may change due to speakers’ availability. A trip to NYC is possible depending on stay-at-home restrictions related to COVID-19. Space is limited to the first 24 students who register.  


Introduction to the Arab World
Fr. Daniel, C.S.Sp. /
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 5 - July 23 / M, W, F; 10:00am - 10:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course will introduce students to the so-called Arab World, encompassing North Africa and the Middle East. Beginning with a short historical understanding of how these many countries became “The Arab World”, we will explore what they share culturally and linguistically and how religion plays a major role in the history and identity of the Arab World. There will be a short introduction to the Arabic language, North African and Middle Eastern music, and some of the famous authors, artists, and filmmakers of the region. Students will also learn how to write their names in Arabic!

Intro to Persian
Mr. Hasani /
6 Weeks / Hybrid
July 5 - August 13 / M, W, F; 9:00am - 9:45am
1 Credit / $600

This course aims to provide students with a first-level working knowledge of the mechanics of Persian. We will emphasize learning the phonetic alphabet, building vocabulary, simple conversation, and readings. The course also teaches the culture of Central Asia, specifically in Iran and other countries where Persian is spoken. This course continues in Session 3.


History of Modern Art
Mr. Gabriele /
6 Weeks / Online Self-Paced
July 5 - August 13 / Office Hours by Appointment
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This course focuses on European and American art from the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the visual elements of various styles of Modern Art and link them to an understanding of their philosophical underpinnings. Students will be able to identify styles by their appearance and explain how they evolved from particular philosophies and concepts. This online course utilizes OER (Open Educational Resources) so that students can complete course work when their schedule permits without purchasing a textbook.  Students will be invited to participate in a full-day field trip to Philadelphia to tour the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This course continues in Session 3.


Mr. Croskey /
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 5 - July 23 / T, TH; 11:00am - 12:00pm
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising juniors and fulfills the Morality requirement for the 2021-22 academic year. This course in Catholic morality seeks to familiarize students more deeply with the sources of Catholic moral teaching that emerge from the teachings of Jesus, Sacred Scripture, and Sacred Tradition. A primary goal of the course will be to make students more conversant with the content of Section 3 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (“Life in Christ”). Students will be encouraged to critique their own behavior and the behavior of our culture via the principles taught in this course as a means of helping them to grow as Christian young men who take seriously the call to holiness that comes through faithfulness to Christ.


The Problem of the Color Line: The History and Psychology of Racism in America
Dr. Pollock, Dr. Saxton /,
3 Weeks / Hybrid
July 5 - July 23 / M, W, F; 11:00am - 11:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course is only available to rising seniors. This course challenges students to discuss the history of and psychology behind race relations in the United States.  Starting with colonial period slave trade and moving into the modern era, we will discuss the evolving caste system of racial slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, and more recent social justice movements.  Students will also discuss current racial situations, such as hate/supremacist movements.  They will explore the psychological principles that guide individuals to engage in discriminatory behavior and the reasons why people may become radicalized. 

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