COURSE NAME: Pre-8th Math & English
AGE GROUP: Saint John’s, Notre Dame, and Venerini students entering 8th grade
The Pre-8th Summer Studies Program, for students entering the eighth grade at Saint John's High School, Notre Dame Academy, and Venerini Academy in the Fall, is designed to solidify the educational background in English and Mathematics and to acquaint students with the demands of a college preparatory middle and high school curriculum.
It is recommended to and encouraged for all members of the SJ, NDA, and VA Class of 2027 .
In addition to acclimating students to the demands of a college preparatory middle school curriculum, students will engage in further curriculum, lessons on study skills, and a library orientation.
Lastly, a focus on community building will be present in this course. This will help them enter 8th grade at Saint John’s, Notre Dame, or Venerini with a greater sense of confidence and comfort due to the relationships created with fellow classmates and staff members.
Pre-8th Program - Math:
This course is designed to reinforce the concepts and skills covered in the 7th grade mathematics curriculum and also to extend knowledge into various Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1 topics that students will encounter in 8th grade. This will give students a true “leg up” for their 8th grade math course.
The goal of this course is to solidify the students’ foundation of mathematics prior to starting their 8th grade math course and also give opportunities to extend and challenge their conceptual abilities and skills. The topics chosen for this course are some of the most important to review and to reinforce skills and knowledge prior to entering 8th grade.
Topics include: Order of Operations, Evaluating Algebraic Expressions, Solving Linear Equations (One & Multi-Spep), Operations with Rational Numbers, and Operations with Exponential Numbers & Expressions. Additional topics may include Graphing & Interpreting Linear Functions, Graphing & Interpreting Linear Inequalities, and Solving Nonlinear Equations (Square Root, Quadratic, etc.)
Pre-8th Program - English
The primary focus of Pre-8th English is strengthening basic skills: grammar, sentence structure and composition, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study techniques. We will use a variety of short stories, poetry and other types of writing in order to explore the different elements of English literature and language.
This course provides students with the skills that will enable them to meet the challenge of a college preparatory English program with confidence and ability.
COURSE LENGTH: Two Weeks
SCHEDULE: June 20th - July 1. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM.
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