Enrichment

Winter SAT/ACT Prep Class

Click HERE to register

Dates: Saturday, 2018 January 12, 19, and 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost (includes the SAT/ACT Prep material): $200.00 if registered on/before December 21, 2018; $225.00 if after December 22, 2018.

Materials needed: Pencils and calculator (necessary for the math section)

Teachers: Mrs. Jan Collier and Ms. Dena Peck

SAT/ACT Prep is a class offered outside of the regular school day for juniors and seniors who want extra preparation for the SAT/ACT tests. At St. Pius X our students are continually preparing for this test when they do summer reading, take four years of math, study vocabulary lists, write essays, and read good literature. In fact, the best preparation of all for the SAT/ACT is a challenging high school college prep curriculum like the one offered at St. Pius X. However, some students will benefit from some intentional tutoring and practice before taking the SAT or ACT.

The SAT/ACT Prep winter course offered to St. Pius X students consists of 5 hours of class for 3 Saturdays. The time will be evenly dedicated to verbal sections and the math sections. The instructors for the class are Mrs. Jan Collier (verbal) and Ms. Dena Peck (math). Instruction is given on strategies for taking the test as well as the actual content of the tests. Students take practice tests every week and have the opportunity to discuss the questions they answered incorrectly. No make-up classes are provided, so students and parents are encouraged to check their calendars in advance of signing up for the class. Please register early to ensure your student place in the class. The cost of the course will be charged to your FACTS account. No refunds will be given after August 3.

Shortly after completing the registration, the student (and parent) will see SAT Prep on PowerSchool Learning. It will be on the "extras" tab, which is next to the "classes" tab. No confirmation email will be sent.

This class is for SPX students first. However, if there is space available, we do allow students from other schools to attend. Please email Ms. Peck (dpeck@spx.org) to check for availability.

**If your schedule conflicts with the dates of the Winter SAT Prep class, you may want to consider the Fall SAT Prep class, which will be held on Saturday, August 10, 17, and 24, 2019. Registration will open in May.

For more information about the SAT (registration, test dates, practice problems, etc) please go to the College Board website.
For more information about the ACT (registration, test dates, practice problems, etc) please go to the ACT website.

Summer Enrichment Courses

Registration is open

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

In order to help prepare students academically for the 2018-2019 school year, St. Pius X is offering 10 enrichment course opportunities this summer in the subjects of math, foreign language and English. Please register by June 23. However, most of the classes still allow registration after that date.

Each session will consist of four classes lasting two hours a day and cost $120.00 per student. 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 end of June/beginning of July to check for availability.

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Time Week 1 Week 2
 

Math
7/17-7/20
D. Peck
dpeck@spx.org
Room 220

Writing
7/17-7/20
C. Stockard
J. Kapp
214/Lib

Math
7/23-7/26
D. Peck
dpeck@spx.org
Room 220

English
7/23-7/26
Carrie Stockard
stockard@spx.org
Room 214

Essay
7/23-7/26
J. Kapp
jtk@spx.org
Library

Latin
7/23-7/26
L. Briscoe
Lbriscoe@spx.org
Room 308

Spanish
7/23-7/26
M. Abbott
mabbott@spx.org
Room 218

8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Math Enrichment
(Algebra 1 Students)

 

Math Enrichment
(Algebra 1 Students)

    Latin Enrichment:
Intermediate A

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)

Algebra Refresher
(Algebra 2 Students)

Grammar
(Freshmen)

College Essay
(Rising Seniors)
Latin Enrichment:
Advanced

Spanish Fundamentals
(Spanish 1 Students)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Algebra Refresher
(Algebra 2 Students)

College Essay
(RisingSeniors)

Writing Workshop
(Eng I or II Students)

Geometry Jump Start
(Geometry Students)

Grammar
(Freshmen)

College Essay
(Rising Seniors)
Latin Enrichment:
Intermediate B
 

College Application Essay

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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BYOD.

This course will be taught by the St. Pius X counselors and St. Pius X English teachers Trey Broussard and Elizabeth Ross.

Please click HERE to sign up for a session. If you have any further questions please contact Mrs. Kapp at jtk@spx.org

Time Week 1 7/17-7/20 Week 2 7/23-7/2
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. College Essay Writing
(Seniors)
College Essay Writing
(Seniors)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. College Essay Writing
(Seniors)
College Essay Writing
(Seniors)

English

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 23 – Thursday, July 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • SESSION B: Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26 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 17 - Friday, July 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click here for Writing Workshop registration

Latin

LATIN ENRICHMENT COURSES 2018

Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26
Intermediate Latin Enrichment: 8:15-10:15, room 220 Advanced Latin Enrichment: 10:30-12:30, room 220
Laura Briscoe

INTERMEDIATE LATIN ENRICHMENT COURSE A: Students who will be in Latin II CP or CPA will review and practice the vocabulary and grammar of Latin I in the Intermediate A Course. The goal of this course is to build a strong foundation of Latin I basics so that students can confidently and successfully access the more complex grammar of Latin II CP/CPA. Through games and skits, we’ll review noun cases, verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, and noun/adjective agreement.

INTERMEDIATE LATIN ENRICHMENT COURSE B: Students who will be in Latin III CP or Latin IV CP will review review and practice fundamental Latin vocabulary and grammar in the Intermediate B course. The goal of this course is to sharpen students' skills in reading and writing in Latin.

ADVANCED LATIN ENRICHMENT COURSE: Students who will be in Latin III Honors or AP Latin will have the opportunity to review fundamental elements of Latin I-II grammar. This course is designed for students who need a refresher on the topics taught in Latin I and Latin II before entering Latin III Honors or AP. Examples of topics covered: all noun and adjective endings, noun-adjective agreement, conjugating verbs in various tenses (indicative and subjunctive), various uses of the subjunctive, and vocabulary.

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Mathematics

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. It will be charged to FACTS at the beginning of July.
  • Each session contains 4 two hours classes.
  • To allow for vacation, each course will have a session once on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, July 17 - Friday, July 20
    • Monday, July 23 - Thursday, July 26
  • All math sessions will be taught by Ms. Dena Peck at St. Pius in room 220.
  • Students may wear casual clothes to class.
  • If you have questions or concerns please email Ms. Peck at dpeck@spx.org
  • 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
7/17-7/20 8:15 – 10:15 7/17-7/20 10:30 – 12:30 7/17-7/20 1:00 – 3:00
7/23-7/26 8:15 – 10:15 7/23-7/26 1:00 - 3:00 7/23-7/26 10:30-12:30
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 end of June/beginning of July to check for availability.

Spanish

SUMMER 2018 SPANISH COURSES

SPANISH FUNDAMENTALS: Students who will be in Spanish I in the fall of 2018 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 2018 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