If you are seeking academic enrichment or an opportunity to get a head start on the next school year, WCS Summer School offers a variety of year-long and semester courses in a blended learning format. This allows for more flexibility with your summer schedule all the while completing the academic requirements of a Summer School Course.
The WCS Summer School program is not the traditional summer school model, there is no daily required attendance. Most courses have optional teacher office hours and students are guided by teachers at their own pace. Teachers are available via email for all questions and concerns.
Students currently in grades 8 - 11, can register for summer school classes HERE.
Students currently in grade 7, can register for Spanish 1, Geometry Honors (must meet requirements), Personal Fitness and Health summer school classes HERE.
Students must complete Algebra 1 with an A or better in grade 9, or a B- or better in grade 8, in order to be eligible to take this course. Approval will be made after the student's transcript has been reviewed.
Faculty: Mr. Davis
The course will cover the following topics: reasoning and proofs, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, right triangles, trigonometry and circles. The course structure will consist mainly of work done independently in MathXL, on an online learning environment. Students will work through each unit at their own pace while answering practice questions and completing quizzes to prepare for each unit test. An exam halfway through the course and an exam covering the second part of the course will need to be taken at school. All other work can be done off-site on MathXL.
Student must earn a final grade of B or better in English. Approval will be made after the student's transcript has been reviewed.
Spanish 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.
There is a criteria for taking this course in the summer and approval will be made after the student's transcript has been reviewed.
Faculty: Mrs. Dieleman
Spanish 2 reinforces the fundamental skills acquired by the students in Spanish 1. The course develops increased listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as cultural awareness. Specific content to be covered is a continuation of listening and oral skills acquired in Spanish 1. Reading and writing receive more emphasis, while oral communication remains the primary objective. The cultural survey of the target language-speaking people is continued.
The course is centered on 5 fieldtrips. They are spread around south Florida. There are two purposes in the field trips. One is to cover some of the major environmental issues. The second is to develop good experimental skills. We will collect data from each of the areas. Water samples will be taken on every trip. Test will be made on each of these areas and the area’s water quality will be compared. Additional fees will apply per field trip.
There is a criteria for taking these courses in the summer and approval will be made after the student's transcript has been reviewed.
LIFE OF CHRIST
Faculty: Mr. Reed
A personal exploration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ intended to help students discover who Jesus is, as God who became man, in order to provide the way for people to be reconciled back to God.
Faculty: Mr. Dubocq
A course designed to help students use the structure of the book of Romans to develop a systematic understanding of the Bible’s teaching on God and the Trinity, Sin and Salvation (i.e. justification), spiritual growth and service (i.e. sanctification) and life in eternity (i.e. glorification). Required in 10th grade.
Faculty: Mr. Nolander
A course designed to explore the beliefs and practices of various mainstream and cultic religious groups prevalent in our world, particularly in the United States accompanied by a study of Biblical responses to these beliefs. Recommended in 10th grade. Required for graduation.
This course enhances the student's ability to make spiritually sound and wise health decisions for themselves, their families, and communities. Course content includes nutrition, physical activity, diseases, disorders, safety, first aid, community & environmental health, family life, human growth and development, personal hygiene, health systems & careers.
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behavior in fitness, wellness, and movement activities for a lifetime.
This summer enrichment course is designed to give students an experience with movie music and how the fields of Music Technology and Sound Engineering are used to create the perfect film score/movie music. The course may require attendance of local performances which lead to key discussions and reflections on the course’s topics. This summer's main focus will be on the music of John Williams: Jurassic Park, E.T., Star Wars, etc. The curriculum is designed to leave students with a knowledge of how Music Technology and Sound Engineering play vital roles in the production of movie music.
Once a week for five weeks we will be going at the movies and watching five blockbuster films. Our first meeting will be at the Falls, Samurai. At that meeting we will discuss expectations of the class, how to analyze a film and what to look for when reviewing cinema. We will see Wednesday shows. Depending on time we will see the 11am/ 12 noon showings in the morning/ early afternoon. We will discuss the film we saw that day at the lunch the following week. The reviews will always be due by the next class. When we meet, we will discuss the film, it’s elements and complete a point of view review of the movie. The class will learn how to turn the film review into your own blog/ review space and develop a clear understanding of what makes a movie successful. Summer Blockbuster Films are fun. It is a great time in the cinematic cycle to get exposed to all types of film. Course requirements: money for movie ($11.22) and money for lunch ($10-25) per field trip. Instructor approval required.
This grade 9-12 course consists of the following content area and literacy strands: Economics, Financial Literacy, Mathematics, Languages Arts for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Speaking and Listening. Basic economic concepts of scarcity, choice, opportunity cost, and cost/benefit analysis are interwoven throughout the standards and objectives. Emphasis will be placed on economic decision-making and real-life applications using real data.
With this course, students will learn the function of support personnel in sports medicine and various employment settings for the athletic trainer. Students will also learn injury prevention and the care on injuries.
This course offers a step by step application of the elements needed to create a feature film. We will learn how to create a pitch, a log line a 40 point outline, character development, and by the end of the course you will each have written our own short film. This class will be virtual (online) With office hours once a week. The use of English, imagination, creativity and character development will all be needed to create your film.
Most of us love movies. Though we often think of them as "just entertainment," movies are one of the greatest influences in our lives in determining what we believe and how we live. Whether we are aware of it or not, movies shape us and form us and often prove to be more persuasive than parents, than friends and even than our religious traditions in the development of our worldviews.
This is a class about movies. We are going to watch movies. And then we are going to critique these movies. Not to decide if we think they are good movies or not, but as tools to help us learn to watch movies critically. The goal is not to get us to quit watching movies but to get us to view them with a greater awareness of what the messages of the movie might be and how those messages might persuade us.
This is an important class. We cannot get away from movies (nor should we). But we cannot watch them as if they are "neutral" either. Every movie has an agenda. Every movie has points it wants to communicate to its audience. Our responsibility is to learn to watch with an awareness of the power of movies.
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to gain experience and develop skills in digital video production, through single camera techniques and digital-video editing technology. The student will also exhibit the ability to apply production skills in the planning, directing, and recording of their Summer Adventure.
April 6 - Registration Opens May 22 - Registration Deadline After May 22 - No Refund for Dropped Course(s)