REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS MARCH 1, 2024

2024 SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES

Summer School courses will be offered for this upcoming summer of 2024 and will be available to Guerin Catholic High School students only. The fee for summer school is $350, payable when you register for the class. The deadline for enrollment is May 17, 2024 or when the class reaches capacity. All enrollment fees are non-refundable. Please scroll down for the registration form.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the required summer school class hours set forth by the Indiana DOE, students will be permitted only one day’s absence during the entire session. More than one day’s absence will forfeit the credit.

2024 Course Offerings and Information:

Kinesiology I Freshmen

(1 credit)
Dates: June 3 – June 21
Class Hours: 9 – 11 am
Instructor Office Hours: 11-11:30 am
Structure: Blended
Offered: Freshmen
Instructors: Mr. Mascari, Mrs. Mascari and Mr. Waymouth

This is a BLENDED course, that is, the physical education activity will be at Guerin Catholic on a daily basis but the Health portion of the class will be completed online. Students will need their computers on the first day of class. A teacher will be available each day at 11 am to help students with questions about the online work and projects. The daily office hours are optional.

Students should wear their Guerin Catholic P.E. uniform. P.E. uniforms can be purchased through
www.landsend.com (school code: 900150715) or www.schoolbelles.com (school code: S3008).

A minimum of 15 registered students will be required to offer this course.
A maximum of 55 students will be permitted to register for this class.

Digital Applications and Responsibility Freshmen

(1 credit)
Dates: June 3 – June 21 with a final project due in July
Class Hours: 9 – 11 am
Instructor Office Hours: 11-11:30 am
Offered: Freshmen
Instructor: Mr. Cowen

This is a BLENDED course, that is, a portion of the class (group work and activities) will be conducted at Guerin Catholic, but there will also be daily online work plus a final project that must be completed online. Students will need their computers on the first day of class. A teacher will be available each day at 11 am to help students with questions about the online work and projects. The daily office hours are optional.

Either the Guerin Catholic uniform (pants and polo shirt) or jeans with GCHS t-shirt may be worn to school.

A minimum of 15 registered students will be required to offer this course.
A maximum of 25 students will be permitted to register for this class.

Driver Education in Partnership with AA Indiana Driving School Freshmen-Seniors

(1 credit)
Dates: June 3 – June 14
Class Hours: 9 – 12 pm
Structure: On-site
Offered: Freshmen-Seniors
Instructors: Mrs. McGreal

Guerin Catholic is partnering with AA Indiana Driving School to host an on-site driver’s education course this summer. Classes will be from June 3-14 from 9 AM – Noon, Monday-Friday. Guerin Catholic teacher Mary McGreal will be teaching the classroom portion, which includes the mandatory 30 hours of classroom instruction. After completing the course, students will be eligible to apply for their learner’s permit from the Indiana BMV and register for six behind-the-wheel drives with AA Indiana Driving School that are included in the cost. For questions, please contact indianadriving@gmail.com

Either the Guerin Catholic uniform (pants and polo shirt) or jeans with GCHS t-shirt may be worn to school.

A minimum of 15 registered students will be required to offer this course.
A maximum of 25 students will be permitted to register for this class.

This class is open to Guerin Catholic HS students only


Theology 8 Catholic Social Teachings: Living the Gospel in the World Seniors

Dates: June 3-21 with at-school final exam on June 21st and cumulative project due in July
Class Hours: 9 – 11 am
Instructor Office Hours: 11-11:30 am
Structure: Blended
Offered: Seniors
Instructor: Mr. Sponhauer

This is a BLENDED course. A portion of the class will be conducted at Guerin Catholic, including the final exam, but there will also be additional daily work (outside of in class hours) and a final project that must be completed online. Students taking this course are also eligible to earn dual credit through Marian University.

“The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students are to learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission.” – USCCB’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework

This course will strive to engage and frame the student’s learning experience with philosophy, science and theology to define the human person and what is proper for the treatment of human beings (social teaching). Students will explore social, political, and economic realities and learn to permeate and reconcile those realities with the demands of Christian doctrine and life, according to the just principles of natural law and the Gospel. A special focus on Bioethics will help students better understand how Catholic Social Teaching Principles can guide us in navigating through the rapidly changing technological landscape in medicine and science today.

Required Texts:

Catechism of the Catholic Church (online – no book required)
Compendium of Catholic Social Teachings (online – no book required)
Bible: Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition
Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching (Sophia Institute Press, 2014)
Biomedicine and Beatitude, An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Catholic University of America Press, 2nd Edition, 2021)

A maximum of 24 students will be permitted to register for this class.

Philosophy I: Anthropology Juniors and Seniors

Dates: June 3-21
Class Hours: 9 – 11 am
Instructor Office Hours: 11-11:30 am
Structure: Blended
Offered: Juniors and Seniors
Instructor: Mr. Thompson

This is a BLENDED course, that is, a portion of the class (lecture, discussion, and some reading) will be conducted at Guerin Catholic, but there will also be daily online work plus a final project that must be completed online.

A teacher will be available each day at 11 am to help students with questions about the online work and projects. The daily office hours are optional.

Either the Guerin Catholic uniform (pants and polo shirt) or jeans with GCHS t-shirt may be worn to school.

Students taking Philosophy I will be eligible to earn dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College. This course is the equivalent of the Introduction to Philosophy course at most universities around the country and therefore its content will be assessing our understanding of human nature from various philosophical perspectives. Students will learn major themes and branches of philosophy, assess and form philosophical arguments, and become familiar with philosophical terms and language.

A minimum of 10 students will be required to offer this course.
A maximum of 20 students will be permitted to register for this course.

Theology 1, 2, 3, 4 - Introduction to Scripture Sophomores and Juniors - credit recovery only

Dates: Available June 3 – July 26
Structure: Blended – three course meetings total over ZOOM/in person
Offered: Sophomores and Juniors (credit recovery only)
Instructor: Miss LaCoy

This is a BLENDED course intended only for students needing to recover credit for Theology 1, 2, 3, or 4. Reading material, discussion boards, quizzes and tests will all be conducted through Canvas. There will be THREE classroom/ZOOM days and weekly deadlines for coursework. We will hold a class meeting directly after the final exams on Wednesday, May 29th to discuss our course and its expectations.

The purpose of this course is to serve as an overview of Theology 1,2,3, & 4. The purpose of this course is to give an overview of Sacred Scripture & Salvation History, the nature of the Trinity, the Paschal Mystery and an introduction into Church history. Due to its nature to review many aspects of Theology courses, there will be a specific focus on Salvation History & typology, the student will learn how the Redemption won for us by Christ is prefigured in Old Testament persons, events, and things. There will also include a special emphasis on the Paschal Mystery as the saving acts of Jesus Christ and how that flows into Church History as the act of Jesus Christ’s saving mission continued throughout history. The course gives an overview of the major beliefs that are at the heart of the Faith, with an emphasis on the existence and Revelation of God, the Bible and the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the Person of Jesus Christ and the Paschal Mystery, and the role of grace in the believer’s response of holiness to God’s Revelation by the moral life and prayer.

Required Texts:
Introduction to Catholicism: A Complete Course, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-936045-61-7
Bible: Revised Standard Version

Government Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

(1 Credit)
Dates: Available June 3 – July 26
Structure: Online
Offered: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Instructor: Mrs. Neman

This is an ONLINE course. Reading material, videos, discussion boards, quizzes and tests will all be conducted through Canvas. There is no required text for this course; all reading materials will be included in canvas. There will be a mandatory meeting for students to attend during Kairos on Wednesday, May 22nd or Thursday, May 23rd for an introduction to Canvas, online learning and class discussion. Students can choose which day to attend the meeting based on their weekly Kairos Mass schedule. This is the only meeting that we will have for the course that is face-to-face. It is important for students to attend this meeting as we will be reviewing and discussing the material, pacing and setup for the course.

United States Government provides a framework for understanding the nature and importance of responsible civic participation and for learning the rights and responsibilities of individuals in a constitutional democracy. The course enables students to explore the historical origins and evolution of political philosophies into contemporary political and legal systems. Constitutional structure and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the national, state, and local levels of government are examined. Students learn to demonstrate an understanding of the governmental structures of the United States and other political systems, as well as the relationship of American government to world affairs. They learn to understand their ability to influence policies and decisions as individuals and in groups. Related learning experiences in the school and community enable students to learn how to participate effectively in the political process. Students will work at their own pace through this course and will be prepared for their history courses in their junior and senior years through this course.

Students may earn an Honors credit with the completion of additional research assignments.

Economics Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

FULL

(1 Credit)
Dates: Available June 3 – July 26
Structure: Online
Offered: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Instructor: Mrs. Reeves

This is an ONLINE course. Reading material, videos, discussion boards, quizzes and tests will all be conducted through Canvas. There is no required text for this course; all reading materials will be included in Canvas. There will be a mandatory meeting for students to attend during Kairos on Wednesday, May 22nd or Thursday, May 23rd for an introduction to Canvas, online learning, and class discussion. This is a mandatory meeting and the only meeting that will take place at school. It is important for students to attend this meeting as we will be reviewing and discussing the material, pacing, and setup for the course.

Economics includes a study of the allocation of scarce resources and their alternative uses for satisfying human wants. This course examines basic models of decision-making at various levels and in different areas including: decisions made as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and voter; business decisions to maximize profits; public policy decisions in specific markets dealing with output and prices in the national economy; and problems developing nations face.

Students may earn an Honors credit with the completion of additional research assignments.

Personal Financial Responsibility Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

(1 Credit)
Dates: Available June 3 – June 28
Structure: Online
Offered: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Instructor: Ms. Niccum

Personal Financial Responsibility addresses the identification and management of personal financial resources to meet the financial needs and wants of individuals and families, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors. This course helps students build skills in financial responsibility and decision-making; analyze personal standards, needs, wants and goals; identify sources of income, saving and investing; understanding banking, budgeting, record-keeping and managing risk, insurance and credit card debt. Scripture and prayerful reflection are integrated throughout the course. This course is 100% online; and therefore, we will not have any designated class time. All materials for this class can be found on Canvas; no textbook is required.


Principles of Marketing Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

(1 Credit)
Dates: Available June 3 – June 28
Structure: Online
Offered: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Instructor: Ms. Niccum

Principles of Marketing provides a basic introduction to the scope and importance of marketing in the global economy. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communications, mathematical applications, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills as they relate to advertising/promotion/selling, distribution, financing, marketing information management, pricing, and product/service management. Scripture and prayerful reflection are integrated throughout the course. This course is 100% online; and therefore, we will not have any designated class time. All materials for this class can be found on Canvas; no textbook is required.

Summer Internship on the School Farm—Farming and Food Justice Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Dates: Between June 3 – August 9, students sign-up for 60 farm hours
Structure: Blended (Primarily on-site learning, with some online supplemental materials)
Offered: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Instructor: Mr. Haselhorst

St. Isidore Farm, Guerin Catholic’s school farm business, invites students and the community into ecological education, sustainable food systems, and food justice. The business grows and sells fresh, local, sustainably-grown produce to its Veggie Box customers, as well as at a local farmers market. Student interns can expect to do hands-on farm work while learning the theological, ecological, scientific, and business basics that underlie running a small vegetable farm. The internship is offered to any student who wants to add to his or her range of experiences and skills. It also tends to produce great material for college applications, scholarship essays, and resumes.

No gardening experience necessary.
A maximum of 15 students will be permitted to register for this class.