WMHS Summer School


Contact: Mr. Steve Martin, smartin@woburnps.com

 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

June 28th, 29th and 30th

Transportation will not be provided during registration

8:00 am - 11:00 am

PLEASE REPORT DIRECTLY TO Mr. Martin or the Guidance Department if you are unsure of the classes your son/daughter needs to take.

Please bring any forms or letters from the school your daughter/son attended in 2020-2021 regarding courses they must make up during the summer program (including information from guidance or school administrators). We are NOT responsible for incorrect placement of your son or daughter.

In the past, there was an orientation prior to the first day of classes which parents/guardians were required to attend, however due to the guidance from the CDC, an orientation will take place in the auditorium but only students will be allowed to attend. All information will be sent to parents directly and it will be on the school website under Credit Recovery. 

The Summer School policies that will be addressed in the slideshow presentation will include: tardiness, absenteeism, classroom behavior, cell phone usage, weekly benchmarks, use of technology, progress reports, mid-term grades, final grades, etc. If there are any questions after reviewing the presentation please email them to smartin@woburnps.com. All students and parents are expected to abide by this code of conduct. Those who do not abide by these rules risk being asked to leave the program.

 

On July 6th, following orientation, students will proceed to their session one class to meet with the teacher and review the course syllabus and requirements for the class. This is NOT a full day of summer school, however transportation will be provided. All students will be dismissed between 10:00am and 10:30am. Transportation will be provided at 8:00 and 11:00 on this day. 

Wednesday July 7th, will be the first full day of classes. Classes will meet 5 days a week (MON-FRI) from July 7th through August 4th. There are no summer school related activities on Monday, July 5.

 

REGISTRATION

The Woburn Summer School Program will be held at the Woburn Memorial High School. Registration dates will be June 28th, 29th and June 30th. The last day of registration will be July 6th. Registration will begin at 8:00AM and end at 9:00AM. Students and parents can register in the main lobby. Even though July 6th is our first half day, students can still come in and register at 8:00.  There will be no classes held during the registration period. Click HERE and scroll to the last page for a printable registration form.

 

ORIENTATION

ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND orientation on July 6th at 8:30 am.  All parents are encouraged to review the slideshow as well. This will be a half day for students during which they will meet with their teachers and receive a course syllabus. Students wishing to register early may fill out the registration form which can be found following this document. The form can be completed and hand-delivered to the main office of Woburn Memorial High School, addressed to Steve Martin, any time before June 24th, 2021.

 HIGH SCHOOL courses for students, grades 9-12, are found in the Course of Studies Handbook. Courses in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English are offered.

**MIDDLE SCHOOL Students (Grades 7 & 8) will be offered Credit Recovery classes in Math, History, Science and English. Students will be limited to in district only for grades 7 and 8.

 

FEES

All fees typically due for credit recovery will be waived this year(2021). This applies for students who are in need of two courses as well.

LUNCH

Lunch is free and will be provided for all students, even those who are just taking one class. Students will be released at 10:15 for lunch. Students can grab a lunch on their way out of the building, or if the student is taking two classes, there will be designated locations in the cafeteria, as well as in the courtyard, where students can eat. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation will be provided this summer for free. There will be designated pickup locations throughout the city. These locations are TBD as of now, but as soon as the routes are approved I will put them on the website under Credit Recovery/Summer School. I may potentially know them during the week of registration and if this is the case the information will be provided. Pick up times will be between 7:45- 8:00am for students who need transportation in the morning, and at both 11:00 and 12:45 for students who need transportation home. 

 

CDC Guidelines and Expectations during COVID.

Throughout summer school program, we will continue to follow the guidelines that we are provided by the CDC. These expectations will be covered at the orientation as well as on the powerpoint that will be sent out to parents.

 

COURSE TIMES:

The course(s) will run as follows:

Session One: 8:00AM to 10:15 AM and Session Two: 10:30AM to 12:45 PM.

Tuesday, July 6th is student orientation day and is a half day. 

July 7th is the first full day of classes.

(Session One will begin promptly at 8:00am or as soon as buses arrive)

 

For further assistance please call Mr. Steve Martin at 617-504-3501 or e-mail at smartin@woburnps.com.

Course Offerings

English

S-English 9
Levels Offered: Academic 014

English 9 stresses the introduction to principles of writing, vocabulary building, grammar, speaking, and listening, as well as, introducing students to new authors and their works. All students are required to keep a writing folder and will write a minimum of 12 essays. A research paper is also required for all freshmen.

S-English 10
Levels Offered: Academic 024

English 10 provides the student with further instruction in the principles of writing, vocabulary building, grammar, speaking, and listening. Continued emphasis on reading and its interpretation is stressed through short stories, drama, novels, poetry, and essays. All students are required to keep a writing folder.

S-English 11
Levels Offered: Academic 034 

English I I provides the student with the ability to reline skills associated with grammar, writing, speaking, listening, and reading. The techniques of narration, description, exposition, and argumentation are developed. American literature is studied in depth. All students are required to keep a writing holder and will write a minimum of 12 essays as well as a research paper.

Title: S-English 12
Levels Offered: Academic 044

This senior year intensive instruction is geared towards student life after graduation. Students study world literature and writing. All students will be required to keep a writing folder and will write a minimum of 12 essays.  The capstone project will be an extensive research paper.

History & Social Science

American History Grade 9
Level: S-Academic 116

American History 9 students will be introduced to the historical, cultural, geographical, economic, Political, and social trends from the mid-19th Century to the mid-20th Century. Students will read primary source material related to the industrialization of America, the emerging role of America in international affairs, World War I, the Great Depression and World War ii.

American History Grade 10
Level: S-Academic 126

American History 10 students will continue their study of our nation's history from the Mid-20th Century to current time. This course is the continuation of the American History 9 course. An emphasis is placed on the primary source documents related to this period.

World History
Level: S-Academic 163

This is a survey course that covers the period of time from the fall of Rome to modern time. Students will study the history of major civilizations and major political leaders of this period. The causes and consequences of the great military events along with the political, economic. Ethnic and religious developments and conflicts in the world today will be discussed. Through the use of maps, students will have familiarization with the names and locations of the countries in the world.

American Government
Level: S-Academic 171

American Government is designed for seniors who desire an in-depth study of American Government beginning with our founding fathers. World affairs and the problems related to citizenship are discussed. A familiarity with the immediate and long-range conflicts and problems in the current national scene and the cultural, social, and political forces that influence them are essential parts of the course.

Math

S-Algebra 1A
Level: Academic 210

Algebra IA is the first half of a two-year Algebra I course. The course covers selected topics from Algebra 1 as well as selected topics from geometry, statistics, and data analysis. This is a course for Grade 9 students only.

S-Informal Geometry
Level: Academic 220

Informal Geometry will follow Algebra I A. The course will cover most traditional geometry topics as well as many algebra topics. The emphasis will be on numerical and algebraic applications instead of formal proof. Use of technology will be included.

S-Algebra 2A
Level: Academic 205

Algebra 2A is a continuation of Algebra 1 A. The course completes the coverage of topics traditionally covered in Algebra 1 and continues on to second year algebra topics. This is a course for Grade 11 students.

S-Algebra 2I3
Level: Academic 234

Algebra 213 is a continuation of Algebra 2A. The course completes the coverage of topics traditionally covered in Algebra 2. This is a course for Grade 12 students.

S-Pre-Calculus
Level: Academic 244

Pre-calculus prepares students for a first course in calculus. It centers around the function concept and it provides a thorough treatment of the algebra or functions. Pre-calculus concentrates on two major topics Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry. It discusses and extends the concepts of solid geometry. 

Pre-calculus proceeds rapidly and makes extensive demands on the student. Students electing the course must be willing to invest a substantial amount of time on homework assignments.

S-Introduction to Calculus
Level: Academic 253
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus by the end of junior year. 

Introduction to Calculus is a frill year course for seniors who have completed Pre-calculus. Term one will consist of preparation for the SAT as well as a review of analytic geometry and trigonometry. The remaining three terms will introduce the study of calculus and its applications.

S-Algebra 1
Level: Academic 206

Algebra I include a thorough treatment of the fundamental processes of elementary algebra as well as selected topics from statistics and discrete mathematics. Problem solving, reasoning, communication skills and technology are emphasized.

S-Geometry
Level: Academic 225

Geometry develops the properties of geometric figures in two and three dimensions. Numerical applications are given considerable treatment. Although all results are derived using deductive methods, the emphasis on formal proof depends on the level of geometry taken.

S-Algebra 2
Level:  Academic 233

Algebra 2 is a continuation of the study of algebra begun in Algebra I. It covers many topics of advanced algebra and includes the introduction of trigonometry. Algebra 2 emphasizes the development of algorithms as problem solving tools and introduces students to the use of functions. Students taking Algebra 2 honors must have complete mastery of Algebra topics.

S-Algebra 3
Level: Academic 241

This course will reinforce, deepen, and build upon previous algebra topics. Topics selected from probability, statistics, analytic geometry, advance algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus will also be covered.

S-Trigonometry
Level: Academic 243

Trigonometry is a one (I) semester course that is offered second semester. It is a complete course in trigonometry. The trigonometric functions, fundamental identities, basic formulas, and graphing techniques are treated. Emphasis is placed on numerical techniques and applications. Students not taking pre-calculus but who want to specialize in engineering or a scientific discipline should take trigonometry.

Science

S-Grade 9 Introductory Physics
Level: Academic 317

This course introduces students to a variety of topics dealing with energy and the motion of objects, and it prepares students to take the MCAS Introductory Physics test in June. Specific topics include waves, heat, motion, electricity, energy, and momentum. Students will use simple mathematical analysis and experimentation to develop problem-solving skills.

S-College Preparatory Biology
Level: Academic 323

College Preparatory Biology is the study of the structure of living things and their ecological relationships, with an emphasis on molecular and cell biology. The course helps students develop an appreciation and understanding of the roles of classification, ecology, heredity, evolution, and it provides an introduction to human body systems.

S-Academic Chemistry
Level: Academic 333

Academic Chemistry surveys the concepts and principles of chemistry. Topics studied include measurement, matter and energy, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, formulas, and equations, solutions, electrochemistry, acids and bases, and gases. However, the topics are covered in a less rigorous manner than they are in Honors Chemistry.

S-Earth Science
Level: Academic 3I3

Why do we have seasons? Could we live on the moon? What causes a massive earthquake or a devastating tsunami? Find out these answers and uncover the physical mysteries of our planet in Earth Science. Enjoy visual-based lectures and apply your new expertise to real-life practice in geology, geography, oceanography, and meteorology through activities and class discussions. Current events in environmental science and astronomy are also explored.

Academic Physics
Level: Academic 343

Physics is the study of natural phenomena. This course presents a variety of topics such as motion, light (waves), heat, and electricity. Since some emphasis is placed on mathematical analysis and real-life problem scenarios, this course will help to develop individual problem-solving skills. This course will be helpful in the future study of the sciences.

S-Environmental Science
Level: Academic 373 (seniors only)

Environmental Science explores the effects of the ever increasing number of people who inhabit our planet. The various methods 01' preserving the earth's natural resources will be presented and studied. Special emphasis will be placed on water and air quality.

Human Anatomy and. Physiology (seniors only)
Level: Academic 346

Human Anatomy and Physiology explores the structure and [unction of the human body. Topics include the study of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems as well as current scientific literature. In addition the honors level will study the lymphatic system and the regulation of fluids and electrolytes. Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed to help prepare students fur careers in the medical field, allied health, sports training, and biology as well as those who simply wish to develop a better understanding of their bodies.