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Summer

Summer School

Summer School: June 3 - July 19, 2019

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 register for summer courses via their myWCS Course Request Tab.

Year-Long Courses

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  • Geometry - Honors

    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: 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 be a combination of Agilemind, an online learning environment, and labs hours with instructor, where small group/individual instruction takes place. Students will work through each unit at their own pace while completing notes, practice questions, and quizzes to prepare for each Unit Exam. Labs will also be used to help students apply the material they have covered.


  • History of Florida

    Faculty: Mr. Escobar

    Course Description: This course presents the history of Florida from its earliest inhabitants to the present, emphasizing the period since 1821 when the United States acquired Florida from Spain.

    Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide perspective on the historical roots of Florida’s experiences throughout the history of the state and familiarize students with one of the major issues and interpretations of Florida’s experience: Identity.


  • Ecology: Field Study

    Faculty: Mr. Wooten

    Course Description: 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.

Semester Courses

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  • Bible

    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.
     
    ROMANS

    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.
     
    WORLD RELIGION

    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.
  • Health

    Faculty: Coach PJ Brown

    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.

    Health & Wellness will investigate a range of human interactions. Areas to be explored include making responsible decisions; communicating effectively; mental & emotional health; building self esteem; adolescence relationships & responsibilities; the use, misuse & abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco; families & family relationships, preventing abuse & violence; and peer pressure.


  • Personal Fitness

    Faculty: Coach I. Gonzalez

    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.


  • Music Technology and Sound Engineering

    Faculty: Mr. Carlson

    This summer enrichment course is designed to give students an experience with music in the fields of Music Technology and Sound Engineering. The course requires attendance of local performances which lead to key discussions and reflections on the course’s topics. The curriculum includes reading, watching performances, and experiencing music technology and sound engineering first hand.
  • Film 2

    Faculty: Mr. Gordon

    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.
  • Personal Financial Literacy

    Faculty: Mr. Warren

    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.
  • Principles of Athletic Training

    Faculty: Coach Holly

    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.
  • Summer Screenwriting

    Faculty: Mr. Gordon

    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. 
  • Sociology: Culture & Critique

    Faculty: Dr. Reed

    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.


  • Digital Video: Summer Adventures

    Faculty: Mr. Castaneda
    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.


Important Dates

Feb. 8 - Registration Opens
April 12 - Registration Deadline: Fees will be billed to your Smart Tuition account.
May 1 - Payment Deadline
May 2-31 - 50% Refund of Paid Fees for Dropped Course(s)
After May 31 - No Refund for Dropped Course(s)

For more information, please contact Leonor Belaval or Linda Walker.

Program Costs

Year-Long Course: $1,000
Semester Course:     $500