Session 3 Info

July 26 to August 13 / Registration CLOSED

Courses continued from Session 2: Competitive Performance Prep, History of Modern Art, and Intro to Persian

Courses offered in Session 3: Cinema Studies, Ghost Foundations, Learning a New Language, Research Skills, Sophomore Survival Skills


Cinema Studies
Mr. Jordan /
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 26 - August 13 / T, TH; 10:00am - 10:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course has students watching, discussing, reading about, and critiquing 4-6 critically acclaimed foreign and American films. Discussion and reading will cover each film's history, screenplay, directing, acting, editing, cinematography, and sound. Film options: The Seven Samurai (Kurosawa); The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah); The 39 Steps (Hitchcock); The 400 Blows (Truffaut); The Seventh Seal (Bergman); Topsy Turvy (Leigh); Chinatown (Polanski). Space is limited to 12-15 students.


Ghost Foundations: Building a Skillset For Success at HGP
Various Teachers /
3 Weeks / Hybrid 
July 26 - August 13 / M, W, F; 10:00am - 10:45am
No Credit / Free

This course is strongly encouraged for incoming freshmen. Course description forthcoming.


Learning a New Language: Opening to the World
Fr. Daniel, C.S.Sp. /
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 26 - August 13 / M, W, F; 9:00am - 9:45am
No Credit / Free

This course is strongly encouraged for incoming freshmen. This course introduces students to language acquisition as a whole, taking into account the enormous cultural benefits, the wider understanding of the world, as well as many useful guidelines and suggestions for learning and practicing a second or additional language. The course will regularly refer to Spanish, French, and Latin and use numerous examples from these three languages, since these are the languages currently offered by Holy Ghost Prep. Also included in this course is a review of the parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, definite articles, indirect object pronouns, etc.) and other linguistic terms (person-number agreement, conjugation, infinitive, etc.) needed by the students for a quicker and more comprehensive understanding of the textbooks and commonly used educational material for language acquisition.  A few basic greetings in these three languages will be mastered by the students. 


Research Skills
Mr. Hasani /
6 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 26 - August 13 / T, TH; 9:00am - 9:45am
1/2 Credit / $300

This course teaches research skills in the context of a research project focused on local sustainability topics. The skills that you learn in this course will help you to become independent and lifelong learners. You will find that the skills that you learn in this course will be helpful in your other high school courses, as well as in college, and beyond. Skills taught include the Big6 Research Process, Digital Citizenship, strategic searching, website evaluation, MLA citation format, and effective presentation skills. All skills will be reinforced by a variety of web and technology tools.


Sophomore Survival Skills
Various Teachers /
3 Weeks / Synchronous Online
July 26 - August 13 / M, W, F; 11:00am - 11:45 am
No Credit / Free

This course is only available to rising sophomores. This course reinforces study skills, test-taking skills, and classroom approaches. After a student completes his freshman year, he has a better understanding of his academic weaknesses. As rising sophomores embark on a year that is very rigorous academically, it is important to build on the techniques and skills acquired from freshman year to turn those academic weaknesses into strengths. This course also has specific preparation lessons for Chemistry, Literature, and Math. The goal of these lessons is to get a head start on some important topics. They will focus on methods to approach these particular subjects while reviewing some past lessons that might be important for the upcoming course.

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