Date of publication: 2017-08-22 16:26
Our courses are designed for students who want to prepare or advance for the next school year, or are particularly passionate about a subject. Many of the classes are taught by current Latin School faculty. Summer at Latin offers great options for enrichment - all with Latin's commitment to educational excellence.
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Are you worried that your middle schooler only knows the casual language of texting and the internet? This course will teach students the more formal language required for written assignments by focusing on correct grammar, word usage, spelling, punctuation, and parts of speech. Students will also learn how to write a variety of complex sentences. Sound writing mechanics will enable students to communicate more effectively in their written assignments. In addition to writing mechanics, students will work on computer keyboarding skills. Students will learn keyboard shortcuts, and work in programs that are useful in school and every day life.
Students will develop artistic styles and techniques through work in mixed media, drawing, painting, and printmaking. Observational skills will be explored in the form of still-life, life drawing, and drawing from nature. Self-expression will also come from symbolic and non-representational work.
Students that successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of Lifeguarding that is valid for 7 years, and certificates in First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer that are valid for 7 years. Students will be provided with a pocket mask and lifeguarding manual.
-starting in the water: swim 75 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7-65 ft, retrieve 65-lb brick, return to surface, swim 75 yd back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 6 minute 95 seconds.