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Robotics Workshop

701. Robotics Workshop
Rising 6th through 10th graders

The Summer Robotics workshop will explore the world of robots using the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots. The participants will be introduced to different parts of the robots and how they interact through a series of projects that the participants will build and test. Emphasis will be on the students building and testing the robots. Each robotics project will build on what has been done before so students will expand their knowledge of the robot as the class progresses. The workshop will be conducted in the Computer Lab in the A. E. Studzinski Library which houses the robotics program and provides access to the computers where the students will program the robots. There are multi-media facilities for the presentation of information to aid the campers on their journey with the robots.

Br. Robert Flaherty, St. John’s Prep Computer Science Faculty

Dates: June 26 - 29, Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Brother Benjamin Hall, Room B220
Tuition: $200

Step up to Algebra 1B

7405. Step up to Algebra 1B
Rising 8th Graders 

This course is designed for the St. John’s middle school student who is moving from Math 7 to Algebra IB. This course is also recommended for any student who has already taken the Algebra IA course but would like to revisit those topics in preparation for Algebra IB. Students must be recommended by their current math teacher in order to be eligible for this step up course. Topics to be explored include pre­algebra foundations for algebra, linear equations, linear and absolute value inequalities, an introduction to functions, and linear functions and systems.

Mr. Thomas Eighmey, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates: June 12 – 29, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am 
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K325                                                                          
Tuition: $350

Step up to Geometry

7406. Step up to Geometry
Rising 8th and 9th Graders 

This course is designed for the middle school student who is moving from Algebra IA or Algebra I to Geometry. Students are accepted into this course with teacher recommendation only. This course is also recommended for the rising 9th grade student, scheduled to take Geometry Honors, who would like to revisit key topics in advanced Algebra I. Topics to be explored include exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions and equations, radical functions and equations, and rational functions and equations.

Dates: June 12 – 22, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

Ms. Sarah Percuoco, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K214                                                                          
Tuition: $350

Get Ready for Algebra 1

7410.  Get Ready for Algebra 1                               
Rising 7th – 9th graders

This course is designed for the middle school student who would like to strengthen their critical math skills.  Topics will include understanding and working with fractions, real numbers, adding and subtracting negative numbers, using the distributive property to simplify expressions, solving linear equations, and modeling real life problems with equations. This class will help all students to succeed in Pre-algebra and Algebra 1.  Don't let the basics prevent you from attaining the grades you deserve in high school.
 
St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

This class will meet for six 2-hour session in either June or August. Schedule will be customized to meet students' needs. Please email Ms. Sandra Martin for scheduling information.                                                                   

Tuition: $300

Location:  Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K203

Geometry

7420. Geometry                                                                 
Rising 10th and 11th graders


This course is a full year of Geometry and is intended for the student who wishes to complete Geometry in the summer so they may advance to Algebra II the following school year.  This course is condensed into thirty hours of instruction and demands the full dedication and commitment of the student.  Substantial work must be completed outside of class time in order to master the necessary topics. Students are required to have completed a full year of Algebra I with a high final average and must further have the recommendation of their Algebra I teacher in order to take this class. An exam will be administered at the end of the class and students will receive a grade however no credits will be assigned. For non-SJP students, a certificate will be mailed to the student’s school showing the attendance record and final exam grade. Students are required to have a graphing calculator. Teacher will provide Geometry Textbook by Larson, Boswell, Kanold, Stiff:  McDougal Littell, Boston, 2004 on CD.
 
Mr. Jay Moulaison, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty                 

Dates: June 19 – July 13, Weeks 1 & 2 meet Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, Week 3 meets Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Week 4 meets Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Please Note: Due to snow days over the school year this schedule is subject to change.  Please email Ms. Sandra Martin if you have any scheduling conflicts.

Time: 9 am –11:30 am

Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K310

Tuition: $475 for St. John’s Prep students, $675 for non-St. John's Prep students 

Step up to Accelerated Trig/PreCalculus

7431.  Step up to Accelerated Trig/PreCalculus                                 
Rising 11th graders
 

This course is designed for the St. John’s student who is moving from CP Geometry up to Accelerated Trig/PreCalc. This course is also recommended for any student wishing to strengthen their Algebra skills in preparation for Algebra II.  Students must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher.  Topics will include equations and inequalities, linear equations and functions, absolute value functions, and systems of linear equations and inequalities.  Students are required to have a calculator.
 
Mr. Jeff Cann St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates: June 12 – 22, Mon.,Tue.,Thu.
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K217                            
Tuition: $275

Step up to Honors Trig/PreCalculus

7432. Step up to Honors Trig/PreCalculus                                        
Rising 11th  graders
 

This course is designed for the student who is moving from Accelerated Geometry up to Honors Trig/PreCalc.  This course is also recommended for all students wishing to strengthen their Algebra skills in preparation for Algebra II or PreCalculus.  Students must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher. Topics will include Matrices and Determinants, Quadratic Functions, Solving Quadratic Equations, Complex Numbers, Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. Students are required to have a calculator.
 
Ms. Kate Tremarche, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates
: June 12 – 22, Mon., Tues., Thur.
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm        
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K216                  
Tuition: $275

Algebra 2/Trigonometry

7433.  Algebra 2/Trigonometry                                             
Rising 10th  -12th   graders    
 

This course is designed to complete a full year Algebra II /Trig class. Students must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher. This will enable students who have completed Geometry and Algebra I to continue their study, preparing them to advance to Pre-calculus or Calculus or AP Calculus in the fall (based on teacher recommendation and successful completion of the course). This course is condensed into forty two hours of instruction and demands the full dedication and commitment of the student.  Substantial work must be completed outside of class time in order to master the necessary topics.  Topics that will be taught in this course include equations and inequalities, linear equations and functions, absolute value functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, quadratic functions, solving quadratic equations, complex numbers, polynomials and polynomial functions exponential growth and decay, properties of logarithms, modeling power functions, inverse and joint variation, rational functions and complex fractions, conic sections, series and sequences, probability and statistics, right triangle trigonometry,  trigonometric functions of general angles, law of sines and law of cosines, and graphing trigonometric functions.   Curriculum will follow the chapters in Algebra II by Larson, Boswell, Kanold, Stiff; McDougal Littell, Boston, 2004.  Students are required to have a graphing calculator or Casio Prism. Teacher will provide the textbook on CD.
 

Dates: June 19 - July 21, Week 1 & 2: Class meets Monday - Thursday, Week 3: Class meets Wed-Fri, Week 4 & 5: Class meets Mon, Tues & Thursday.  Class will meet a total of 15 times. Schedule is subject to change and will be confirmed in early June. For detailed schedule please email Ms. Sandra Martin smartin@stjohnsprep.org

Time: 9 am – noon
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K203        
Tuition: $700 - St. John’s Prep students, $900 for non-St. John's Prep students

Step Up to Accelerated Calculus

7440.  Step Up to Accelerated Calculus                                 
Rising 11th and 12th graders
 

This course is recommended for students who will be taking Accelerated Calculus in the fall and is mandatory for SJP students moving up from CP Trig/PreCalculus.  Topics covered will include Conic Sections, Functions, Logarithms, Series and Sequencing, and Trigonometry. This course will strengthen the students Algebra 2 and PreCalculus skills, preparing them for success in Calculus. 


Ms. Sarah Percuoco, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates: June 12 – 22, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 11 am – 1 pm 
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, K214                           
Tuition: $275

Step up to Honors Calculus

7441.  Step up to Honors Calculus
Rising 11th and 12th  graders

This course is mandatory for the rising SJP senior who has finished the Accelerated Trig/Pre-Calculus class and is going to take Honors Calculus as a senior. This class is also recommended for any student wishing to strengthen their PreCalculus skills prior to taking Calculus.  Students must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher.  

Topics covered include Conic Sections, Functions, Logarithms, Series and Sequencing, and Trigonometry. Emphasis is placed on providing the student with a rigorous review of functions and an in depth preparation for a higher level study and application of Calculus.  This course will strengthen the students PreCalculus skills, preparing them for success in Honors Calculus. 


Ms. Sarah Percuoco, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates: June 12 – 22, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K214                                                                         
Tuition: $275 

Step up to AP Calculus

7442.  Step up to AP Calculus AB                                                         
Rising 11th and 12th  graders 

This course is designed for students who exhibit strong Algebra 2 and precalculus skills. SJP students moving up from Honors Algebra 2 must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher. This course will enable students who have completed an honors level Algebra II course to continue their study, preparing them to succeed in AP Calculus AB  in the fall. This class is also recommended for students wishing to strengthen their Algebra II skills in preparation for AP Calculus AB.  Emphasis in this class is placed on building on strong Algebra 2 and Trigonometic skills and expanding that knowledge to include an in depth understanding of the functions and applications to establish a solid foundation for AP Calculus AB. Students will learn how to apply Precalculus topics will include and introduction to limits and derivatives of polynomial functions.
 
Ms. Sarah Percuoco, St. John’s Prep Mathematics Department Faculty

Dates
: June 19 – 22, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K214                                                                          
Tuition: $175 

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