An Independent School • Grades 5-12

High School Academic Courses

Why spend the summer in class? Students value the ability to delve deeply into one content area without other demands on their schedule, and engage in immersive learning environments like the IslandWood environmental learning center. For-credit classes help students fulfill a graduation requirement in order to free up space in their school-year schedule. And rising juniors and seniors can get a jump on the college application process with classes for the SAT, ACT, and college essay-writing.

Courses are designed for students entering grades 9 – 12 and are open to students from any school. Prerequisites are required for some for-credit courses.

Financial aid is available.

Important Dates for 2017

Feb. 1: Registration opens for Lakeside students.

Mar. 1: Registration opens for students not attending Lakeside.

June 1: Forms and recommendations due for students not attending Lakeside. Registration closes.

July 4: No classes will be held in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Courses will be held as usual on Monday, July 3.

Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial aid forms returned by the first of each month will receive award notification by the 15th of that month. Lakeside Families: We have simplified the process this year. Refer to the Financial Aid application to see if you need to complete additional paperwork.

The Global Online Academy is launching a catalog of summer courses in 2017. These classes are only available to students currently attending GOA member schools. Grades will appear on your Lakeside transcript. For more information, and to see what classes are offered, visit: http://www.globalonlineacademy.org/summer-courses/

2017 Courses

Science

Biology (S100)
$3,125
6/26 – 8/4
Islandwood: 7/16 – 7/20
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

As Lakeside's introductory science course, Biology provides students an initial opportunity to become familiar with science as a way of thinking. Students will learn to collect, analyze, and interpret information, as well as how to effectively communicate scientific concepts. Student-focused discussions, exploratory activities, and laboratory exercises are designed to enhance scientific literacy. Students will spend one week at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island immersed in their studies and doing field research. No prerequisites. This is a graded course earning one year of credit.

Physics (S200)
$1,895
6/26 – 8/4
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This lab-based course is an introduction to the physical world through hands-on and theoretical investigations. Students will investigate ideas surrounding motion, force, momentum, energy, and circuits. Topics include waves, light, circular motion, Newtonian laws, and electricity. Prerequisites: Biology (S100), Algebra II (M210) or Honors Geometry (M320). This is a graded course earning one year of credit.

Math

Algebra II (M210)
$1,895
6/26 – 8/4
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

This course focuses on the analysis of functions and their applications while introducing students to a variety of topics in discrete mathematics. The following families of functions will be examined: linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomial, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric. Prerequisite: Algebra I (M110). This is a graded course earning one year of credit.

Computer Science I (M542)
$950
6/26 - 7/14
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course is open to all students with little or no programming experience who want to go beyond just using computer applications. Computer Science I is an introduction to how computers work and how to write software. High technical expertise is not required, only an open mind and a willingness to experiment, explore, and have some serious fun. The course will focus on the fundamentals of programming through projects involving interactive graphics and games (Scratch, Lua, or Python), animation, and art (Processing). This course is designed as an introductory experience for students who are curious about computers and programming, but who have limited or no formal training. No prerequisites. This is a graded course earning one semester of credit.

History/Social Science

World History: The Human Web (H100)

$1,895
6/26 – 8/4
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

How did the world get so connected? To what end has power been used by individuals, empires, and groups of people? This is a survey of the formative events, ideas, and conditions of the world from the rise of Islam to the Age of Enlightenment (from the eighth to 18th centuries). Using project-based learning as our strategy, students will practice the skills necessary for successful historical inquiry; critical reading of a variety of sources; cogent analytical writing; participating successfully in class discussions; engaging in substantive research; and speaking persuasively. No prerequisites. This is a graded course earning one year of credit.


English

9th/10th Grade Writing
$750
Session 1: 6/26 – 7/14
Session 2: 7/17 – 8/4
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

This course will provide training in different modes of writing, particularly analytical writing, to help students at the freshman and sophomore level. Special attention will be paid to critical thinking, organization, clarity, proper use of grammar and punctuation, and citation protocol. Students will study various short works of literature (stories, poems, plays, and essays) to orient writing tasks and will engage in conferencing as well as peer-editing workshops to work through various drafts. No prerequisites. This is an ungraded course earning no credit.


9th/10th Grade Literature
$750
Session 1: 6/26 - 7/14
Session 2: 7/17 - 8/4
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course will prepare students for high school level literature classes. Focusing on an eclectic variety of multicultural and international works of literature, and on the different literary genres (fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama), students will learn close-reading and analytical skills. By learning how to annotate, select passages, pose questions, and posit possible interpretations, students will prepare for precise and perceptive class participation. No prerequisites. This is an ungraded course earning no credit.

Arts

Introduction to Photography (A170)
$1,895
6/26 - 8/4
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This course is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Photo I is designed to expose students to the creative and technical aspects of photography while establishing a foundation in the visual arts. Students work with both black and white film and digital cameras - building skills behind the camera, in the darkroom, and with digital imagining tools. Students will gain a solid grounding in camera controls and printmaking while learning to apreciate the role that composition, design, color and light play in the visual arts. Students will have opportunities to exhibit and showcase their photographs and learn to use digital tools for archiving and sharing their artwork. Film and printing supplies and provided by the school. Some cameras may be available for students to borrow, although they may prefer their own cameras. This course requires students to have a 35mm single lens reflex film camera; one which allows you to adjust aperture and shutter speed. No prerequisites. This is a graded course earning one year of credit.

College Counseling

Applying to College: Advice and Essays
$495
Session 1: 6/26 – 6/30
Session 2: 7/31 – 8/4
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This class is designed to help students begin the college application process. Working with a counselor from the college counseling office, students will be given strategies to create college lists, to find information about specific colleges, and to complete college applications. The majority of the time will be spent creating, writing, and editing their college essays. At the end of the week, students who fully participate in the class will have a solid sense of the work that they will need to do to apply to college and will have a strong draft of their personal essay completed. Prerequisites: Open to rising seniors only. This is an ungraded course earning no credit.

SAT Prep
$850
Session 1: 7/10 – 7/21
Session 2: 8/7 – 8/18
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This two-week course will be taught by professionals from Applerouth Tutoring Services. The course will focus on all three sections of the SAT and will be dynamically tailored to meet the needs of individuals and the group. The three pillars of the curriculum are strategy, content, and practice. The main content areas are grammar and math (arithmetic, geometry, algebra). Strategy primarily involves ways of becoming more methodical, managing attention and working memory, and recognizing when to use various tools. Students will practice implementing these strategies. Light homework will be assigned. Every student will receive two books, one official book of practice tests (College Board Study Guide) and the Applerouth Fabulous Guide to the SAT. Official practice tests for mock tests and homework for the sake of total accuracy. Open to rising juniors and seniors only. This is not a graded class but students will receive individual comments.

ACT Prep
$850
Session 1: 7/10 – 7/21
Session 2: 8/7 – 8/18
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This two-week course will be taught by professionals from Applerouth Tutoring Services. The course will focus on all four sections of the ACT and will be dynamically tailored to meet the needs of individuals and the group. The three pillars of the curriculum are strategy, content, and practice. The main content areas are grammar and math (trigonometry/precalculus). Strategy primarily involves ways of becoming more methodical, managing attention and working memory, and recognizing when to use various tools. Students will practice implementing these strategies. Light homework will be assigned. Every student will receive two books, one official book of practice tests (Real ACT Study Guide) and the Applerouth Fabulous Guide to the ACT. Official practice tests for mock tests and homework for the sake of total accuracy. Open to rising juniors and seniors only. This is not a graded class but students will receive individual comments.

Service Learning

Service Learning Experience
$295
Session 1: 6/26 – 6/30
Session 2: 7/10 – 7/14
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

This course is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

This weeklong course exposes students to the general issues that relate to homelessness, as well as the specific needs of veterans who experience homelessness in the Seattle metropolitan area. The Project challenges students to work alongside a local non-profit to explore ways in which students can serve and support the work to end chronic veteran homelessness in Seattle. The Project also exposes our school community to a part of our larger city community that all too often goes unseen and unheard. Potential service-learning projects include: taking/editing oral histories for StoryCorps; developing outreach campaigns that target Seattle vets who experience homelessness; developing Needs Assessment tools for advocates; or organizing lobbying efforts in Olympia to counter veteran homelessness. No prerequisites. This is an ungraded course earning no credit, but hours may be applied to graduation requirements (check with your school).

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