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SUMMER SCHOOL

2019

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…

 
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Local District OVersight Solutions

We offer the full catalog of courses to our districts who would like to use them with local teachers.

Odysseyware Courses - Available throughout the summer months at the local district’s discretion with local district oversight.
Course cost is $29.69

Wisconsin eSchool Network Courses - Available throughout the summer months at the local district’s discretion with local district oversight.
Course cost is from $29-$103

!These courses MUST be complete by July 17 as the database will be wiped clean the following day!

 
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RVA-LEd live classes

This summer, we are offering live online summer school courses to any student in your district who has completed grades 9-11!

Credit Elective Courses with Live Instruction– Students in these courses are required to spend 1 hour per day online receiving daily direct instruction and an additional 2 hours per day completing assignments. Students must have regular access to a laptop or computer with stable internet connection.
Course cost is $150

The credit elective courses will run on the following dates:

Classes: Monday, June 10 – Friday June 28
Summer Break (No Classes): Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 5
Classes: Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 17

*if a student misses more than four classes, he/she will be dropped and ineligible to earn credit


Automotives

Automotives is designed to prepare students who would like to take their automotive skills to the next level. Students will have opportunities to work with computer diagnostic equipment while learning proper procedures for diagnosing problems as well as repairing the problem. Students will be introduced to the latest automotive technology in engines, drivelines, braking systems, fuel systems, emissions and electrical systems. Students will also be introduced to hybrid and electric vehicle technology.

Instruction Time
8:00-9:00 AM
Independent Work Time
9:00-11:00 AM

Credit
0.5 Elective

Instructor
Davey Sapinski


Individual Sports

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, hiking, yoga, dance, swimming, biking, and crosstraining. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

Instruction Time
8:00-9:00 AM
Independent Work Time
9:00-11:00 AM

Credit
0.5 Physical Education

Instructor
Ryan Steinhoff


Foundations of Leadership

This course is designed to have students explore the foundations of leadership and success while learning to develop the skills needed to transform their lives and the communities they live in.  Content areas include decision-making, goal setting, effective communication, organization, time management skills, attitude, preparation, perseverance, respect, honesty integrity, courage, appreciation, composure, empathy, gratitude, tolerance, sacrifice, loyalty, responsibility, compassion, leadership, character, and more!

Instruction Time
9:00-10:00 AM
Independent Work Time
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit
0.5 Elective

Instructor
Josh Duwe


Digital Photography I

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn't seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs.

Instruction Time
10:00-11:00 AM
Independent Work Time
9:00-10:00 AM & 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit
0.5 Elective

Instructor
Katie Zander


Written Communication (Dual Credit)

This dual credit course develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing.  A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

Instruction Time
10:00-11:00 AM
Independent Work Time
9:00-10:00 AM & 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit
0.5 High School English / 3 Collegiate Level

Instructor
Leanna Oertel


Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Instruction Time
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Independent Work Time
9:00-11:00 AM

Credit
0.5 Science

Instructor
Karla Svedarsky


Creative Writing

This course is designed to teach students how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into dully realized pieces of creative writing.  For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry.

Instruction Time
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Independent Work Time
9:00-11:00 AM

Credit
0.5 English

Instructor
Leigh Sisneros


The World Wars

This course focuses on the outbreak of history’s first modern, industrial struggle (WWI), through the even costlier Second World War and the birth of the atomic age. Of particular interest will be the crucial period between the wars highlighting how the peace of WWI led to the causes of WWII. General topics covered include: Weaponry of each war, Major Battles, Key People, Turning Points, War on the Homefront, Propaganda, Peace Process, Rise of Fascism, War in the Air, Technological Advancements, Holocaust, and the Birth of the Atomic Age.

Instruction Time
1:00-2:00 PM
Independent Work Time
2:00-4:00 PM

Credit
0.5 Social Studies

Instructor
Kevin Wellman


Driver’s Education

Driver’s education teaches teen drivers the facts, theories, and techniques of safe driving.  This thorough Driver’s Ed course will include driving laws, safe driving techniques, and other essential driving skills that will help students prepare for being behind the wheel.  This course provides the 30 hours of classroom instruction required to apply for a Wisconsin Driver Learner’s Permit.

Instruction Time
7:00-8:00 AM on Mondays
Independent Work Time
Tuesday-Friday

Credit
No Credit

Instructor
Ryan Steinhoff