Enrichment

Summer Enrichment Courses (2022)

Registration is OPEN!  

Rising 9th graders should wait until after the Freshmen Registration (end of April) before signing up for Summer Enrichment Courses.

In order to help prepare students academically for the 2022-2023 school year, St. Pius X is offering several enrichment course opportunities this summer in the subjects of math, Spanish, English, and college essay writing. 

Each session will consist of four classes lasting two hours a day. If you register on or before Friday, July 1, each course will cost $120.00. Beginning July 2, the cost of the class will be $150.00. Please click on the subject links on the left for more details and the registration forms. The online registration will be available in April. Once you complete the online registration, the cost of the class will be charged to your FACTS account. If your child is an incoming 9th grader, please make sure you have set up your FACTS account.

These classes are for SPX students first. However, if there is space available, we do allow students from other schools to attend. Please email the respective teacher at the beginning of July to check for availability.

When planning summer activities, please try to avoid scheduling conflicts. Once your registration for the Summer Enrichment Course(s) is submitted, the family is responsible for the cost of the class and understand that there are no make-up classes; nor are refunds available after Friday, 7/1/2022. The cost of the class will be posted on the July or August FACTS statement.

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Time                                   Week 1 Week 2
 

Math
7/19-7/22
D. Peck
Room 220

 

Writing
7/19-7/22
C. Stockard
Room 214

 

College Essay
7/19-7/22
M. Ksionzyk
Library

 

Math
7/25-7/28
D. Peck
Room 220

 

English
7/25-7/28
C. Stockard
Room 214

 

College Essay
7/25-7/28
M. Ksionzyk
Library

 

Spanish
7/25-7/28
B Hamilton
Room 216

 

8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Math Enrichment
(Algebra 1 Students)
    Math Enrichment
(Algebra 1 Students)
    Spanish Enrichment
(Spanish 2 or 3 Students)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Geometry Jump Start
(Geometry Students)
  College Essay
(Rising Seniors)
Geometry Jump Start
(Geometry Students)
Grammar
(Freshmen)
College Essay
(Rising Seniors)
Spanish Fundamentals
(Spanish 1 Students)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

 

Writing Workshop
(Eng I or II Students)

College Essay
(Rising Seniors)

 

Algebra Refresher
(Algebra 2 Students)

 

Grammar
(Freshmen)
College Essay
(Rising Seniors)
 

College Application Essay

2022 Registration is open!

This course is designed for rising seniors working on college application essays. Tips, strategies, facilitated brainstorming, individual consultation, and feedback for revising/editing will be provided.

Although the atmosphere will be relaxed, it will be bootcamp-style and students should come prepared to work. Our goal is for every participant to organize and streamline the college application essay process, brainstorm appropriate topics, draft essays, and receive feedback on drafts. To maximize the bootcamp, participants should expect to spend 1 - 2 hours each day on homework.

This course will be taught by the St. Pius X counselor Marcie Linsey and St. Pius X English teachers Trey Broussard and Marie Ksionzyk.

Please click HERE to sign up for a session when registration opens. If you have any further questions please contact Mrs. Ksionzyk.

Time Week 1 7/19-7/22 Week 2 7/25-7/28
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

College Essay Writing
(Session A is full)

College Essay Writing
(Session B is full)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

College Essay Writing
(Rising seniors)

College Essay Writing
(Rising seniors)

English

Summer 2022 (In-person)

St. Pius is offering a review course for rising ninth graders who need to review grammar before they launch into the comprehensive grammar portion of their freshman English class. This course is designed to help all levels of ninth grade students.

We will review the parts of speech and the parts of the sentence. We will work on placing commas appropriately. We will look at ways to avoid run-ons and fragments. This year we are again offering the MLA component to prepare students for formatting their English essays. Our goal is to offer the students a relaxed atmosphere in which to practice their grammar skills so that they will feel confident and comfortable on entering school in the fall. Additionally, they will meet students from other schools and be able to make new friends for the school year.

  • SESSION A: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • SESSION B: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Click here for Grammar Camp registration

Writing Workshop

St. Pius is offering a Writing Workshop for rising ninth and tenth grade students who need to review persuasive paragraph and essay structure. We will start with looking at paragraphs as mini-essays and move toward the multi-paragraph essay. Specifically, we will look at being successful with writing introductory paragraphs, a thesis sentence, topic sentences, evidence, analysis sentences, and conclusion sentences.

  • Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Click here for Writing Workshop registration

Mathematics

MATHEMATICS SUMMER ENRICHMENT COURSES- Summer 2022 

Rising 9th graders should wait until after the Freshmen Registration Nights (end of April) before signing up for Summer Enrichment Courses.

Please email this link on to anyone you think would be interested in attending. The class is always more fun if a friend attends too :)

General Information about all courses:

  • The cost of each session is $120 if registered on/before July1 or $150 if registered July 2 or after. 
  • Each session contains 4 two hours classes.
  • To allow for vacation, each course will have a session once on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 22 
    • Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 
  • All math sessions will be taught by Ms. Dena Peck at St. Pius.
  • Students may wear casual clothes to class.
  • If you have questions, concerns, or your schedule changes causing you to cancel your registration please email Ms. Peck. (Only cancelations on/before July 1 will not be charged for the class. There is no refund if the registration is canceled July 2 or after. )
  • The registration link is the last box in each column.
Math Enrichment Geometry Jump Start Algebra Refresher
For 9th Graders in Algebra ONE For 9th or 10th Graders in Geometry For students in Algebra TWO
7/19-7/22 8:15 – 10:15 7/19-7/22 10:30 – 12:30 7/19-7/22 1:00 – 3:00
7/25-7/28 8:15 – 10:15 7/25-7/28 10:30 – 12:30 7/25-7/28 1:00 – 3:00
Topics include simplifying and evaluating expressions, integers, fractions, decimals, and solving equations. Topics include study skills, square roots, formulas, factoring, parallel/perpendicular lines, graphing, complimentary and supplementary angles Topics include simplifying variable and radical expressions, solving equations, and multiplying and factoring polynomials
The focus is to strengthen the student’s mathematical foundation and build confidence in math. The focus is Geometry study techniques, strengthen basic Algebra skills, and introduce preliminary Geometry topics The focus is to review Algebra One concepts that are the foundation for the Algebra Two material.
ME Online Registration GJS Online Registration AR Online Registration

General description of each class

MATH ENRICHMENT: Students who will be in Algebra I will have the opportunity to practice math concepts in the Math Enrichment Course. In addition to strengthening the student’s mathematical foundation and building confidence in math, this course allows freshmen to meet future classmates and become familiar with SPX. General math concepts such integers, fractions and decimals, simplifying and evaluating expressions, and solving equations will be presented and practiced using a variety of activities in a relaxed atmosphere.

GEOMETRY JUMP START: Students who will be in Geometry will have the opportunity to learn geometry study techniques in the Geometry Jump Start course. The course will teach students how to learn and apply the many definitions, theorems and postulates in order to be successful. Additionally, we will review the algebra topics that will be covered in the initial chapters of geometry.

ALGEBRA REFRESHER: The Algebra Refresher class is for students who just completed Geometry and will be in Algebra II in the fall designed to review important concepts learned in Algebra One to help students transition into Algebra Two. Even though there is Algebra in Geometry, many students have a hard time remembering the concepts and the procedures of Algebra One at the pace of the Algebra Two course. This summer review course is extremely beneficial because it will allow students to not stress over relearning old material but concentrate solely on new information.

* These classes are for SPX students first. However, if there is space available, we do allow students from other schools to attend. Please email the me at the beginning of July to check for availability.

Spanish

SUMMER 2022 SPANISH COURSES (In-person)

SPANISH FUNDAMENTALS: Students who will be in Spanish I in the fall of 2022 will practice basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar in the Spanish Fundamentals Course. The focus of this course is to strengthen the student’s second language foundation and to build confidence in speaking and writing Spanish. The grammar topics we will cover include subject/verb agreement, noun adjective agreement, present tense verb conjugations, and vocabulary fundamentals.

SPANISH ENRICHMENT: Students who will be in Spanish II or Spanish III in the fall of 2022 will have the opportunity practice intermediate Spanish vocabulary and grammar in the Spanish Enrichment Course. This course is designed for students who need a refresher on the topics taught in Spanish 1 and those who come from a feeder-school or public-school Spanish program. The grammar topics we will cover include: present tense verb conjugations, past tense verb conjugations, and direct and indirect object pronouns.

ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE