According to research, students who attend summer classes are more likely to be prepared for college or university than those who do not attend. We offer summer school options for Credit Recovery, SACS credit for private schools, GED assistance, as well as just for fun enrichment classes.
There are many great reasons to attend such as:
- To improve your grades
- To obtain credit for unfinished classes
- To brush up on a subject you're not confident about
- To prepare for your college or university application
- To work ahead, making the next school year a bit easier
- To study a subject not available in school
- To meet new friends and learn something new and fun!
Description: Giving "Summer Reading" a new meaning with this class focused on increasing students' reading skills. The goal is not just to read, which is a fundamental skill, but also to engage with the text on a deeper levels to achieve fuller understanding. Analytical and critical thinking (which are essential for college readiness) will be stressed.
Creative Writing – Fiction and Poetry
Description: A multi-genre introduction to the art of creative writing. In the context of a variety of genres, students will examine literary conventions as well as the writing techniques and tools essential to effective writing and editing.
Science Fiction Studies
Texts: Brave New World, Starship Troopers, Ender's Game
Description: The goal of the course is to provide an understanding of contemporary and classic science fiction by studying the history of the genre and many of the great works that started important conversations about what it means to be human in a changing world.
Introduction to Philosophy
Description: An introduction to philosophy through topics found in classical philosophical writings, such as the nature of truth and knowledge, mind and body, freedom and determinism, right and wrong, and the existence of God. Course content varies from instructor to instructor.
Film as Art
Description: Features critical analysis and appreciation of cinema through the viewing and study of feature length English language films, as well as short films and films in translation. Also introduces basic cinematic terminology and concepts, film criticism, and the conventions of writing film analysis.
Comic Books as Literature
Texts: Maus, Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns
Description: This course explores the graphic novel/comic book as a literary art form by examining and analyzing literary techniques, cultural context, history, and the development of the genre.
Introduction to Sign Language
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to basic signs and signing skills in order to facilitate actual conversation between hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals. Its focus is to learn and practice the manual alphabet (finger-spelling), sentence construction, and conversational opportunities. Instruction will include numbers, colors, food, family and friends, school, nature and even a few special signs! A brief history of sign language, deaf education and the deaf community will also offer life-long knowledge to use and share with others now and in the future.
Introduction to Songwriting
Description: This course introduces students to the techniques of songwriting (theory, notation, and creativity) and the basics of lyric writing (text). The goal is to have fun composing one or more songs (musical compositions) and share these with other creative classmates.
Introduction to Art Exploration
Description: An introductory course for students, this class offers the opportunity to study drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media. Students will learn the fundamental elements of art, including the exploration line, shape, color, texture and pattern. Fun Art Field Trip possibly included!
Greek and Roman History
Texts: (Only excerpts from): Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Caesar's War Diaries, and Suetonius' Twelve Caesars
Description: This course introduces students to aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman history.
Description: Ever-evolving with roots in both the arts and sciences, this class will explore multiple aspects of photography, from silver-halides in the darkroom to the new horizons opened in the digital world. We will be examining everything about how a fine photograph is made while making field trips throughout Nashville and a darkroom component. Be prepared to get creative!