Summer Studies Credit Courses

A variety of courses are offered for credit each summer. Students can select to take a course for credit so they can accelerate their academic work, reduce the course load for the coming year, or focus on a single subject. Credit courses meet 3.5 hours/day for six weeks and are considered the equivalent of a full year course. Students who wish to receive credit should obtain the appropriate signatures from their school in order to register for the course.

*To register for a credit course, students must complete a paper application as signatures are required. Click here for the Summer-Studies-Application. Applications can be submitted via mail or in person (3825 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016), fax (202-537-2483), or scanned/emailed (summer@sidwell.edu).

Note, Teaching Assistants work with course instructors to assist students and are available for 2 hours after class every day of the session.

Summer Studies questions should be directed to the Director of Summer Studies, Tom Donley at donleyt@sidwell.edu or 202-537-8173.

Summer Studies - Academic Campus - Sidwell Summer Camp
Algebra 1

Not being offered Summer 2017.

The summer Algebra I course covers material typically seen in a first year course in high school algebra, from the introduction of the concepts of variables and equations through quadratics and basic rational equations. Problem solving will be emphasized throughout, but students should also leave with a solid foundation for further study in mathematics. The class is appropriate both for the student seeking additional review in basic algebra and for the student who, with a teacher’s recommendation, is undertaking summer study to accelerate. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Age Requirement: Students entering grades 8-12.

Dates and Time: June 19- July 28, 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Instructor: Paul Hashagen

Text: Algebra Structure and Method Book 1. Author: Brown, Richard, Edition/Copyright: 5TH 00; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. Type: Hardback; ISBN: 0395977223

Inexpensive used copies of this textbook are readily available through Amazon.  Please use the ISBN number when purchasing to ensure that you have the correct edition.

Tuition: $1,350

Algebra 2

Not being offered Summer 2017.

Algebra 2 is a second-year algebra course, in which the following topics are covered: Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities; Systems of Linear Equations in Two and Three Variables; Quadratic Functions, Equations, and Inequalities; Third and Fourth Degree Polynomials; Irrational Numbers; Rational Functions, Equations, and Inequalities; Analytic Geometry (Conic Sections); and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Mandatory Placement Exam for Algebra II: Due to the challenging nature of the highly accelerated and rapid-paced summer Algebra II course we require all students to take a placement exam in order to determine their eligibility for the course. We want all of our students to enjoy a positive learning experience and having the necessary skills and background in Algebra is critical for achieving success in the summer Algebra II course. Students who find the placement exam to be too difficult should consider enrolling in Algebra I, a course that will allow them to reinforce their fundamental Algebra skills. All Algebra 2 students must email Tom Donley, Director of Summer Studies, donleyt@sidwell.edu to schedule the mandatory 1.5 hour Algebra II Placement Exam. *The placement exam will take place at Sidwell Friends Upper School.

Age Requirement: Students entering grades 8-12.

Dates and Time: June 19- July 28, 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Instructor: Will be posted soon

Text: Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method, Book 2. Author: Brown, Richard / Dolciani, Mary / Sorgenfrey, Robert / Kane, Robert. Edition/Copyright: (REV) 00 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. Type: Hardback; ISBN: 0395977258

Inexpensive used copies of this textbook are readily available through Amazon.  Please use the ISBN number when purchasing to ensure that you have the correct edition.

Families who prefer to rent a textbook rather than purchase one may do so by paying a book rental fee in the amount of $25.  Checks should be made payable to Sidwell Friends School.  Textbooks may be picked up on the first day of class.

Tuition: $1,350
Alg 2 Course Outline

Pre-Calculus

The course is a standard treatment of many Pre-calculus topics. Areas of study include polynomials, exponents, logarithms, sequences, series, trigonometry, and polar functions. A TI- 83 or TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.

Mandatory Placement Exam for Pre-calculus: Due to the challenging nature of the rapid-paced summer Pre-Calculus course, we require all students to take a placement exam in order to determine their eligibility for the course. We want all of our students to enjoy a positive learning experience and having the necessary skills and background is critical for achieving success in the summer Pre-Calculus course. Students who find the placement exam to be too difficult should consider enrolling in Algebra 2, a course that will allow them to reinforce their skills in a second-year Algebra course.  ALL Pre-Calculus students must email Tom Donley, Director of Summer Studies, donleyt@sidwell.edu to schedule the mandatory Placement Exam. *The placement exam will take place at Sidwell Friends Upper School.

Age Requirement: Students entering grades 10-12.

Dates and Time: June 19- July 28, 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Instructor: George Watson

Text: PreCalculus with Limits, 3rd edition, By Ron Larson, Cengage Publishing, 2014, ISBN  978-1-133-96288-5. You can purchase the textbook through Sidwell’s virtual bookstore (MBS Direct), or through another vendor.

Tuition: $1,350

Outline available here.

Geometry

This course begins with a study of the nature of deductive reasoning. A study of classical Euclidean geometry, with an emphasis on proofs, comprises the bulk of the course. The course ends with a study of areas and volumes of plane figures and solids.

Age Requirement: This program is open to students entering grades 9-12.

Dates and Time: June 19- July 28, 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Instructors: Olga Voronkova

Text: Geometry. Author: Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard Brown, John W. Jurgensen. 5th ed. published by McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0-39597727-4

Inexpensive used copies of this textbook are readily available through Amazon.  Please use the ISBN number when purchasing to ensure that you have the correct edition.

Families who prefer to rent a textbook rather than purchase one may do so by paying a book rental fee in the amount of $25.  Checks should be made payable to Sidwell Friends School.  Textbooks may be picked up on the first day of classes.

Tuition: $1,350
Geometry Course Outline

United States History

United States History is a survey course designed to bring students to an understanding of the interconnections between American social, cultural and political events, from the era of discovery and exploration through the late 20th century. Emphasis is placed on the study of America as a civilization. Students are introduced to the dominant ideas, themes, and events in the American past and are encouraged to seek connections to contemporary culture and thought. A research paper is required. Classes are centered in daily readings and discussion of the text.

Age Requirement: Students entering grades 10-12.

Dates and Time: June 19- July 28, Time: 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Instructor: Robbie Gross

Text: American History: A Survey. Author: Alan Brinkley. 15th Edition (NASTA Hardcover Reinforced High School) ISBN- 978-007-351-3294.

Inexpensive used copies of this textbook are readily available through Amazon.  Please use the ISBN number when purchasing to ensure that you have the correct edition.

The textbook for US History may also be purchased through our virtual bookstore:  http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/sidwellfriends.htm

Tuition: $1,350

Tuition and Reports

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration for each course. This deposit is applicable towards the full fee. All fees must be paid in full by May 1. After May 1, no refunds will be granted unless the course is cancelled. If all fees are not paid by May 1, the student’s place in the course will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. If enrolling after May 1, payment in full is required.

Financial aid may be available to Sidwell Friends School students who receive financial aid during the regular school year. A written request for aid is required. The Black Student Fund, Latino Student Fund and other independent schools may also be able to provide financial aid. Please contact other organizations directly.

A final report of work and achievement in all courses is sent to parents/guardians and, if applicable, to the student’s school. Midterm reports are sent for six-week credit courses. If non-Sidwell students would like their school to receive a report, they must indicate this on the application form and provide the full mailing address.

Attendance and Absences

Classes do not meet on July 4 in observation of the Fourth of July holiday. Any anticipated absence longer than two days must be cleared with the Director of Summer Studies prior to the start of the course. A student who misses more than two instructional days of school may not receive credit for the course.

Absences. If a student is absent unexpectedly, the school requests that parents call the Upper School Office (202-537-8160) by 8:30 AM on the morning of the absence. Students will be permitted to make up work missed during excused absences.

Policies, Student Responsibilities, and Forms (accordion)

Each student and a parent/guardian must read and sign the policies below and return the completed and signed forms to the Sidwell Summer Office no later than June 12th.

Student Responsibilities

SFS Responsible Use Policy

Summer Studies Student Information Sheet and Grade Report Request

All students are expected to adhere to the academic and personal standards of conduct and behavior as outlined in the Sidwell Friends Handbook for Parents and Students. A copy of the handbook is available upon request.

Absences. Please see above.

Conduct. Students are expected to uphold the traditions of an academic community in which all members accept responsibility to do their own work and to give credit to sources that they use. They are expected to respect the Sidwell Friends Honor Code which does not tolerate lying or cheating. All students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations outlined in the Sidwell Friends Handbook for Parents and Students, copy available upon request. Please note that food and beverages cannot be consumed in the classroom or hallways.

Students are expected to be in compliance at all times with generally accepted standards of behavior. Stealing, damaging, or destroying the property of any member of the school community, as well as the school itself, will not be tolerated. Students who are found to be responsible for such actions will be liable for the cost of repairing or replacing the items involved and will be subject to disciplinary action, which, at the discretion of the Director of Summer Studies, may include expulsion from the program. If expulsion occurs, tuition will not be refunded.

SFSnet Acceptable Use Policy Please click here for the SFSnet policy statement. Use of computers at Sidwell Friends School will be denied to any student who does not return this signed form.