Summer Program for Current OLLA Students

Summer School will take place from Monday, June 13 – Friday, July 1, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please make sure to check your calendar before registering for summer school, as we only allow ONE absence during the summer for credit courses.

Students may only register for ONE half-credit course during the summer school program.

Registration Period:

Registration for summer school will take place from Monday, Feb. 7 – Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.

Availability is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Priority registration will be given to rising seniors at 5:00 p.m on Monday, Feb. 7 and will open to all other students at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7.

Credit Courses FEES:

Credit courses will be a total of $460.00.
**Students may only register for ONE summer school course.

  • $60 non-refundable deposit  –  charged on Feb. 18, 2022 through the FACTS processing system.

  • $400.00 balance –  charged on Apr. 29 through the FACTS processing system.

Any student who does not pay the full balance by Friday, Apr. 29, will be dropped from the class and the $60.00 deposit will not be returned.

Please keep in mind that space is limited and classes will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions regarding summer school, please contact Mrs. Miñoso at mminoso@bobcats.olla.org

Course Descriptions

Computer Science

Introduction to Computers

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9
Course Level: College Preparatory
Graduation Requirement: Computer Science
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:

The Introduction to Computers course is ever-changing as we are committed to being in the forefront of Educational Technology. Students will be immersed in an intensive, hands-on experience of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. To enrich the course content, individualized projects will focus on accounting and life management topics essential in the classroom and beyond; these topics include infographics design, research projects, balance sheets, income statements, markups, markdowns, statistical analysis using graphs, budgets, checkbook registers, amortization tables, and the stock market. Creative, collaborative, and cross-curricular culminating projects are also completed to show student knowledge and apply use of various technologies. The applications that receive the most focus throughout the course include Microsoft Office Package, Google Apps for Education and the iWorks Suite. Various other applications are explored that assist students in file management, organization, and efficient & appropriate use of their iPad. In addition, students will be exposed to the power of coding.

Apple iOS App Development with Python

Course Level: College Prep
Course Length: Half Credit – 1 Semester
Prerequisite: 80 or higher in Algebra 1 (College Prep)

Course Description:

This course is designed for first-time coders to develop Apple iOS device applications using the programming language Python. Using their iPads, students will have the opportunity to develop the necessary coding skills to create professional grade iOS apps which can be deployed to any iOS device. Throughout the app-development process students will be challenged to solve complex problems both individually and collaboratively with the goal of bringing their ideas to life.

Fine Arts

Studio Art I

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Level: College Preparatory
Graduation Requirement: Fine Arts: Visual/Performing Arts
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:

The student will develop aesthetic sensitivity and creative ability through the use of the art elements and design principles while creating different artworks. The course will combine encounters with aesthetics, studio work, historical background and personal artistic development. Studio Art I will also create the opportunity for the student to develop visual literacy and art appreciation through the exposure and application of important or major art movements and artists throughout history and contemporary.

Health & Exercise Science

Health

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9-10
Course Level: College Preparatory
Graduation Requirement: Health/Life Management

Note: This course should be completed by the end of sophomore year.

Course Description:

The Health – Life Management Skills course is designed to provide students with the foundations for maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes all facets of health: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. It provides basic knowledge regarding smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, Hepatitis B, AIDS, personality and self-esteem; decision making skills; effective communication skills; coping with stress; suicide prevention.

Personal Fitness

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9-10
Course Level: College Preparatory
Graduation Requirement: Personal Fitness

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to develop the individual’s maximum level of physical fitness and acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts and the importance of health and fitness. The content of the course includes importance of physical fitness, health problems related to inadequate levels of fitness, biomechanical and physiological principles of physical fitness, as well as safety practices and stress management.

Social Studies Courses
American Government
Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 12 (Class of 2023)
Course Level: College Preparatory
Graduation Requirement: Social Studies
Prerequisite: Successful completion of College Preparatory U.S. History
Course Description:

This course provides students with a comprehensive and analytical perspective on the origin and practice of American government. It delves into the principles of the U.S. Constitution and what they have meant to the Founders, Framers, and Americans over the past two centuries. The curriculum also provides an in-depth study of the powers and limits of the three branches of government and how each affects everyone living in the U.S. The ultimate objective of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as “enlightened and effective” citizens in our democratic society.

Economics Honors

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 11-12
Course Level: Honors
Graduation Requirement: Social Studies
Prerequisite: (80) or higher in most recent Honors Mathematics courses or an 85 or higher in most recent College Preparatory Math course.

Course Description:

Students in this advanced course will acquire an understanding of the way in which society organizes its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants by answering the three basic economic questions. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, the following: economic systems, supply, demand, prices, market organizations, business organizations, the labor market, investments, the stock market, the banking system, taxes, key economic indicators and the economic challenges of world economies.

Caribbean & American Studies Honors

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Level: Honors
Graduation Requirement: 4th Social Studies credit or Elective
Prerequisite: 80 or higher in Honors Social Studies course or 85 or higher in College Preparatory Social Studies course.

Course Description:

Caribbean Studies is a core elective designed to introduce students to the history and culture of Hispanic and non-Hispanic Caribbean societies. The course will focus on Caribbean identity shaped by geography, Amerindian cultures, European colonization, and slave societies. Through an in depth study, students will be able to understand Caribbean themes and to value the rich history and culture of individual Caribbean groups. Contemporary issues are emphasized in this ever-changing and vital region of the world.

Fashion Law Honors

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Level: Honors
Graduation Requirement: 4th Social Studies credit or Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous Social Studies courses

Note: This course may require participation in one or more field trips (transportation costs paid for by students)

Course Description:

Fashion law is the emerging business law specialty that provides legal counsel to fashion executives and entrepreneurs as they make strategic decisions and confront problems in design, manufacturing, distribution and retail.  This course will expose students to legal and business issues affecting the fashion industry.  Topics will include protection of intellectual property, employment law, retailing and licensing, as well as safety, substance, and sustainability in the fashion industry.

Introduction to Sports Psychology Honors

Course Length: Semester – 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Level: Honors
Graduation Requirement: 4th Social Studies credit or Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous Social Studies courses

Course Description:

Sport Psychology is designed to provide students with a broad-based understanding of the psychological factors impacting sport and physical activity. The course will provide a theoretical foundation on topics such as motivation, arousal, stress, communication, team building and leadership in sport, and will help students develop their “mental toolbox” for the purpose of optimizing sport performance.