Academics

Summer Learning Programs

During the summer of 2020, Gonzaga will offer a wide array of virtual academic programs and classes. Feel free to contact Director of Summer Learning Scott Waller at 202-336-7158 or summerlearning@gonzaga.org with questions or for more information.
      

Summer Enrichment Programs

The Gonzaga Virtual Summer Enrichment program allows students to enhance their skills in key subjects, prepare for college testing or applications or discover something new and exciting. Courses are offered between June 29 and July 24, with July 3 being a holiday.  Click on the course offerings below for full descriptions. Please note: these classes are not open to incoming Gonzaga freshmen. Click here to register for Gonzaga's Summer Enrichment program.
 
      

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  • Algebra Refresher

    A review of the basic algebra skills grown "rusty" during geometry, this course is designed to help students prepare for Algebra II in the Fall.  This class will allow students to enter the next phase of high-school mathematics with confidence and knowledge.
  • Precalculus

    Precalculus with Analysis is offered only to the rising junior or senior wishing to advance in Mathematics. Summer Precalculus and Analysis is a concentrated and accelerated class meeting three hours a day for 19 days in the summer. Upon completion, the course will be listed on the student's transcript without a grade, fulfilling the prerequisite for more advanced mathematics courses. This course is not offered for academic credit, does not fulfill Gonzaga’s mathematics graduation requirement and has no impact on a student’s overall GPA. 


    Below are the course description and details about the summer course:

    Course Description: Precalculus provides a complete mathematical background for the study of calculus. Particular attention is given to linear functions, quadratic functions, rational functions, systems of equations, polynomial functions, conic sections, trigonometry, graphs of functions, sequences, series, complex numbers, and techniques of equation solving. Completion of 330 or 331 is the only prerequisite.

    Details:
    • Class meetings: Weekdays June 29 to July 24 from 8:20 am to 11:25 am, July 3 holiday
    • Students must attend every class, missing more than two classes will result in the student being withdrawn from the course.
    • Students are to enroll in AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics for the fall semester.
    • The course will be listed on the student's transcript upon successful completion without a grade.
  • SAT/ACT Review: English

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) continues to be an essential component of the college selection and decision process for college-bound seniors.  Gonzagas review courses are open to male students from all high schools and help students prepare for these important tests.
     
    The classes are intensive and comprehensive, devoted exclusively to reviewing and mastering test materials, and includes a simulated test.  
     
    The SAT / ACT English (Verbal) class provides students with a review of logic problems and analytical readings.  Writing, vocabular-building and on-going word review are stressed.  Review and practice for on-demand essay writing in the new format will be thoroughly covered.
  • SAT/ACT Review: Mathematics

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) continues to be an essential component of the college selection and decision process for college-bound seniors.  Gonzaga's review courses are open to male students from all area high schools and help students prepare for these important tests.
     
    The classes are intensive and comprehensive, devoted exclusively to reviewing and mastering test materials, and include a simulated test.  
     
    The SAT / ACT class in Mathematics is designed to give students a thorough review of college preparatory math.  The review includes an overview of the basic concepts and theories and practice in using essential skills and formulas.
  • Summer Writing Workshop

    The Summer Writing Workshop is open to rising sophomores or juniors who want to improve their writing skills, specifically with literary writing and paragraph/essay writing. The class will be tailored to students’ needs, and all levels are welcome. Content could include a review of punctuation templates (PTs), paragraph and/or essay structure, and other grammar and writing rules. Students will be encouraged to revise response paragraphs and essays that they wrote during the school year.

Credit Review Programs

The Gonzaga Virtual Summer Credit Review program allows students to enhance their skills in key subjects or review material in courses previously taken. Courses are offered between June 29 and July 24.  Click on the course offerings below for full description; online registration will open on June 3, 2020. Please note: these classes are not open to incoming Gonzaga freshmen.  Click here to register for Gonzaga's Virtual Summer Credit Review program. 
 

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  • Credit Review Tutorial

    The Gonzaga Credit Review Tutorial Program is an innovative alternative to course failure designed specifically for college-bound students.  The tutorial format provides students with the opportunity to concentrate on a single subject with individual instruction and attention.
     
    The intensive curriculum for each course is structured as a tutorial with a limited number of students per course.  Distance learning classes are 90 minutes in length, providing enough time to enable teachers and students to cover subject matter in depth and to fit instruction to individual need.
     
    Gonzaga students who attended summer review class in past summers improved their performance the following semester in the next level of the subject studied by an average of one and one-half grades.  The following courses are offered in the 2020 Summer program.
     
     
    * Algebra I, II
    * Biology
    * Chemistry
    * English I-IV
    * Geometry
    * History - European
    * History - United States
    * Latin I, II & III
    * Physics
    * Pre-Calculus
    * Religion I - IV
    * Spanish I, II & III
    * World Cultures
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