Walt Whitman Summer Program

Registration is now open for the Walt Whitman Summer program. Students have three options: Enrichment, Math Boost and Credit classes(Geometry and Algebra 2)

Registration closes on July 3. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment of 20 students will be canceled.

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Course

Dates/Time

Program

Onlevel Geometry

July 13 to August 14, Monday thru Friday, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.  Traditional grades will be recorded in student transcript.

Students will start with Semester A (2 1/2 weeks) and then move to Semester B (2 1/2 weeks)

Credit

Honors Geometry

July 13 to August 14, Monday thru Friday, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.  Traditional grades will be recorded in student transcript.

Students will start with Semester A (2 1/2 weeks) and then move to Semester B (2 1/2 weeks)

Credit

Onlevel Algebra 2

July 13 to August 14, Monday thru Friday, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.  Traditional grades will be recorded in student transcript.

Students will start with Semester A (2 1/2 weeks) and then move to Semester B (2 1/2 weeks)

Credit

Honors Algebra 2

July 13 to August 14, Monday thru Friday, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.  Traditional grades will be recorded in student transcript.

Students will start with Semester A (2 1/2 weeks) and then move to Semester B (2 1/2 weeks)

Credit

Algebra 1

Mandatory synchronous online classes are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  Classes from July 13 to July 31 (3 weeks). 

Boost

Geometry

Mandatory synchronous online classes are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  Classes from July 13 to July 31 (3 weeks). 

Boost

Algebra 2

Mandatory synchronous online classes are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  Classes from July 13 to July 31 (3 weeks). 

Boost

Pre Calculus

Mandatory synchronous online classes are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  Classes from July 13 to July 31 (3 weeks). 

Boost

Pre AP

Mandatory synchronous online classes are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  Classes from July 13 to July 31 (3 weeks). 

Boost

Spanish Conversation

This class is an opportunity to maintain your Spanish language fluency and speaking skills.  Each week some short materials will be posted for students to read or watch in preparation for the discussion. Topics may range from current events, summer plans, quarantine survival tips, wellness, and more. Students will be able to suggest topics. Preparing a few questions is highly encouraged to help the conversation flow.  We will do a combination of small-group breakout rooms and large-group conversations. Best for levels 3 and up, but open to anyone. Topics can be adapted for beginner level students.

Monday/Wednesday **July 13 to July 30**   Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment

Genetics and Evolution

For students who are just entering high school or for those who would like to review principles of genetics and evolution, this enrichment course gives students an overview of the principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. What does a dominant or recessive gene really mean? What does DNA do? What is Darwin’s theory and what evidence is there for evolution? How can we use technology to represent evolutionary history? This mini-course provides the basic biology you need to answer these questions, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology. No prior coursework is required.

Monday/Wednesday **July 13 to July 30**   Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment

American History in Film

This course examines historically oriented movies as both primary and secondary sources of information about the past. It starts from the premise that the content in films can (and should) be critically analyzed for its perspectives, interpretive choices, biases, and reliability. As historians we typically analyze and use traditional primary and secondary sources (e.g., historical documents and scholarly articles); it is possible and helpful to apply many of those same skills (and much of the same skepticism) to our approaches to non-traditional sources, such as these films. We will be viewing Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee, and Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Those are the two planned movies. More could be added if the class finds the opportunity to do so.

Monday/Wednesday **July 13 to July 30**   Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment

Creative Mindfulness, Watercolor Painting

In this class, students will learn various watercolor techniques and how to use this style of painting as a way to relax and practice mindfulness. This class will have both synchronous and asynchronous videos and teacher instruction, example works, prompts for independent activities, live demos, and “paint-alongs". 

Recommended Supplies: watercolor paints, watercolor paper. Optional supplies for techniques: crayon, masking tape, permanent marker, salt, rice, rubbing alcohol, plastic wrap, paper towel.

Tuesday/Thursday **July 13 to July 30**   Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment

Introduction to High  School

This class is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to become more familiar with Whitman and to strengthen and add to the skills and strategies needed for a smoother and less stressful transition from middle school to high school. We will work on self advocacy skills, time management, organization and study skills. There will be opportunities to hear advice and experience from staff and upperclassmen.  This course will help address questions or worries incoming students may have and is a chance to build better or new relationships with other incoming peers. Tuesday/Thursday

July 13 to July 30,  Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment

“Don't be a strawman”: Giving yourself and your arguments backbone: 

The course will teach students how to define, identify, and eradicate common cognitive biases in thoughts for themselves first, and in turn, in others—strengthening abilities to make earnest inroads in the greatest debates of our time: those of race, culture, automation, nationalism, and public health. This is a crash course in the human brain, both your own and others’. It’s a “root cause” excavation, an exploration into the already-known but rarely challenged: yourself.

Tuesday/Thursday **July 13 to July 30**   Sessions are from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. 

Enrichment