High School Academics

Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines and are open to all qualified students in our community.

English Remediation Analytical Reading

Tuition:     $750

Dates:        June 12 – July 3

Days:         Wednesday - Wednesday

Time:         8:00am – 12:30pm

Instructor:  Mike Zirretta

This course allows students to remediate semester 1 of analytical reading. This is a concentrated course that allows students to revisit the reading skills taught during the regular course. Students will be working with an instructor in a small-group setting. Courses will require students to purchase unannotated textbooks. Homework includes reading outside of the class time. This class is available only to OCS students remediating prior courses of a C- or below and earns .5 units per semester.

English Remediation Grammar and Composition

Tuition:             $750
Dates:               June 12 – July 3
Days:                Monday – Friday
Time:                8:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor:        

This course allows students to remediate either semester 1 or semester 2 of grammar and composition. This is a concentrated course that allows students to revisit the main grammar and writing concepts taught during the regular course. Students will be working with an instructor in a small-group setting. Courses will require students to purchase unannotated textbooks. Homework includes reading outside of the class time. This class is available only to OCS students remediating prior courses of a C- or below and earns .5 units per semester.

English Remediation Rhetoric and Style

Tuition:             $750
Dates:               June 12 – July 3
Days:                 Monday – Friday
Time:                8:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor:         English Dept Instructor

This course allows students to remediate either semester 1 or semester 2 of rhetoric and style. This is a concentrated course that allows students to revisit the rhetoric and writing concepts taught during the regular course. Students will be working with an instructor in a small-group setting. Courses will require students to purchase unannotated textbooks. Homework includes reading outside of the class time. This class is available only to OCS students remediating prior courses of a C- or below and earns .5 units per semester.

English Remediation: Argumentation and American Ideology

Argumentation and American Ideology (Semester 1)

Tuition:   $750

Dates:     June 12 – July 3

Days:       Wednesday - Wednesday

Time:       8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor:  English Department Instructor

This course allows students to remediate semester 1 of argumentation and American ideology. This course allows students to work through the Puritan, Colonial and Romantic eras of American literature. Students will be working with an instructor in a small-group setting. Students will need to purchase a course reading packet and an unannotated copy of The Scarlet Letter. Students can expect homework, including reading, outside of class time. This class is available only to OCS students remediating prior courses of a C- or below and earns .5 units per semester.

English Remediation: Author Seminar - C.S. Lewis (Semester 1 or 2)

Tuition:   $750

Dates:     June 12 – July 3

Days:       Wednesday - Wednesday

Time:       8:00am – 12:30pm

Instructor:  English Department Instructor

This course can remediate any author seminar course, but it will focus on the works of C. S. Lewis. This course delves into the fiction and nonfiction of one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the past century. Students will need to purchase a unannotated copies of God in the Dock, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Silver Chair, The Great Divorce, and Mere Christianity. Students can expect homework, including reading, outside of the class time. This class is available only to OCS students remediating prior courses of a C- or below and earns .5 units per semester.

Health and Human Development and CPR

Tuition:             $780/Semester
Dates:               Semester 1:   June 17 – July 3
                          Semester 2:   July 8 – July 26
                          (choose only one semester to attend)
Days:                Monday – Friday
Time:                Semester 1: 8:00am – 12:30pm
                          Semester 2: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor:        Sue Holtsnider

This course focuses on the physical, mental, family, social and spiritual influences on the whole person and their health by providing information, experience and reflection on important health topics. 

Students will experience an environment that provides a comprehensive and college-preparatory education through diverse learning experiences within an engaging community. They will also research and address current and critical issues in health today, including the implications of high-risk behaviors.  We will work with local health agencies as well as cutting edge health colleges and organizations. This is a one-semester course and earns .5 units. Please select only one semester.

US Government (By Application Only)

Tuition:             $750
Dates:               June 17 – July 3
Days:                Monday – Friday
Time:                8:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor:         Matt Hurdle and Blair Gillam

This course is an analytical presentation of the government and politics in the United States.  It includes the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics with analysis of specific examples.  Students are introduced to the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that comprise the U.S. political scene.  This UC-approved course is for rising seniors only and earns .5 units per semester.  Applications are available in the college counseling office.

Algebra l

Tuition:             $750/Semester
Dates:               Semester 1:   June 17 – July 3
                          Semester 2:   July 8– July 26 
Days:                Monday – Friday
Time:                Semester 1: 8:00am – 1:00pm
                          Semester 2: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor:         Math Department Instructor

Students begin with a review of operations with real numbers and solving linear equations, followed by operations with polynomial functions and rational expressions.  Students study graphs, slopes, tables, and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students are introduced to quadratic functions, solving quadratic equations by factoring, graphing and formula, and work with both rational and irrational numbers.  Problem-solving tools and applications are integrated throughout the course.  Calculators are not permitted.  Textbook will be provided. This course earns .5 units per semester and is UC-approved. 

To earn full-year credit students must complete both semesters.  Students who are remediating may take a single semester.

Prerequisite:  One semester of pre-algebra I or algebra IA.

Biology

Tuition: $750
Semester 1: June 17-July 3
Semester 2: July 8-July 26

Time:
Semester1: 8:00am-1:00pm
Semester 2: 8:00am-12:30pm    

Instructor: Alex Pasley

College-preparatory biology is a cutting edge, laboratory-based course in which students will learn about the living world from the simplest cells to complex interactions between living organisms and their environment. Major emphasis is placed on chemistry of organic compounds, cell structure and function, ecology, genetics, evolution and intelligent design, biotechnology, and body systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, and system interactions).  Laboratory activities include training and use of microscopy, Vernier digital probes, anatomical dissection, micropipettes and DNA gel electrophoresis. Use of technology is integrated as part of the student’s learning and assessments.  Students will use their own devices (smart phone, computer) to create elegant digital projects and reports.

Geometry

Tuition:             $750/Semester
Dates:               Semester 1:   June 17 – July 3
                          Semester 2:   July 8 – July 26
Days:                Monday – Friday

Time:                Semester 1: 8:00am – 1:00pm
                          Semester 2: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Instructor:        Christopher Wight

Geometry formalizes and extends the geometry that students have learned in previous courses by focusing on establishing triangle congruence criteria using rigid motions and on building a formal understanding of similarity based on dilations and proportional reasoning. Students develop the concepts of formal proof, explore the properties of two- and three-dimensional objects, measure and analyze triangles and complex shapes, work within the rectangular coordinate system to verify geometric relationships, and prove basic theorems about circles. 

 

Chemistry

Tuition:             $750/Semester
Dates:               Semester 1: June 17 - July 3
                          Semester 2:   July 8 – July 26
Days:                Monday – Friday
Time:                Semester 1: 8:00am – 1:00pm
                          Semester 2: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor:        Jeff Friesen

This class covers the qualities, relationships, and transformations of the many substances that comprise our environment.  This includes atomic structure, the behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; chemical reactions, periodicity of elements, quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, equilibrium, bases, oxidation and reduction couples, and introduction to organic chemistry. Class capacity is 15 students maximum. This course earns .5 units per semester and is UC-approved. To earn full-year credit students must complete both semesters.

"CSI" College Prep Summer Institute

Tuition:    $300/Session
Dates:      Session A: June 4, 5 & 7
                 Session B: June 4, 6 & 7
Days:       Tuesday - Friday
Time:        8:30 am – 3:00 pm - June 4 for Session A & B 
                 8:30am – 3:00 pm - June 5 for Session A
                 8:30am – 3:00 pm – June 6 for Session B
                 8:00am – 11:00 am – June 7 for Session A
                 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm - June 7 for Session B

Instructors:              College Counselors

“CSI” is an intensive workshop for rising seniors seeking a significant jump on the college application process.  During this time, students receive instruction regarding the admission process, financial aid, scholarships, writing their personal statement(s) and completing applications.  Cost of program includes all necessary materials, lunch and snacks (except on Friday, June 7th no lunch will be served for either Session). Students should eat a healthy breakfast before arriving each morning. Open only to current students at Oaks Christian.  Choose one session only.

Cancellation Policy:   Refunds are issued as follows: If a withdrawal request is received by the college counseling office at least seven (7) business days prior to first day of the session (May 23), the tuition, less a non-refundable administrative fee of $150 will be refunded.  No refunds will be made for withdrawals made six (6) business days prior to the first date of your session (May 24).  Cost of CSI is not prorated due to absence, illness or late entry.

 

Marine Biology

Tuition:     $850 per session (includes 3 night field trip)

Session 1:   June 17-July 3 (8:00am-1:00pm)

Session 2:   July 8 – July 26 (8:00am-12:30pm)

Instructor:     Mike McDowell

Mandatory Field Trip: June 24-27

**Space is limited to 10 students**

Marine Biology is the study of aquatic biomes including the ocean, estuaries, lakes, and rivers. The flora and fauna will be studied with detailed study of characteristic species, including mammals, osteichtyes, chrondrycthyes, gastropods, cephalopods, cnidarians, ctenophores, crustaceans, and sponges. The class will involve class lecture, discussions, laboratories, field trips, a weekend excursion to the Pacific Ocean, and trips to oceanographic institutes. The assessment portion of the class will involve written lab reports, research papers, section exams, and participation in all aspects of the class. The class will afford the opportunity for students to snorkel and explore the environment firsthand. After completing the class, students will be able to identify the makeup of the ocean, the factors that influence the oceans’ salinity, oceans’ temperature, oceanic organisms, characteristic vertebrates and invertebrates in the different parts of the ocean, and they will also understand the effect man has on the ocean and his responsibility to protect it.

Introduction to Engineering

Tuition: $750

Dates: June 12 to July 3

Days: Wednesday - Wednesday

Instructor: Greg  Gillis-Smith         

This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering or a related STEM field.  In the course, students will be exposed to various topics, principles, and disciplines that make up the field of engineering.  This is a project-based course that utilizes modeling and iterative design to design, build, refine, and test solutions to complex problems based on real-world engineering applications. Throughout this course, students will design solutions for problems in some of the main fields of engineering, including Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.  Additionally, students will develop tool literacy by being introduced to and utilizing a variety of tools to complete projects, such as bandsaws, 3D printers, CNC routers, etc.  


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