Course Descriptions and Information

  • 2022 WGHS Summer School Opportunities
    Course Descriptions and Information
    June 6th – July 8th, 2022

    ***Each course needs a minimum enrollment of 15 for the course to be offered this summer***
    ***Courses are subject to change and available pending staffing.***
    ***Students who do not attend or login for the first 3 days will be dropped from the class.***

    Business

    2010 Personal Finance
    Credit: 1⁄2 of Practical Art
    7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    While focusing on their role as a citizen, student, family member, consumer, and active participant in the business world, students in this course will explore various financial responsibilities. This course will provide exposure in the areas of income, money management, spending and credit, and savings and investing. It will also provide opportunities for self-awareness, expression, and satisfaction in an ever-changing society. Students will discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, and explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money. This course fulfills the Personal Finance graduation requirement.

    (This course fulfills the Personal Finance graduation requirement)

    2008 Personal Finance ONLINE
    Credit: 1⁄2 of Practical Art
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    While focusing on their role as a citizen, student, family member, consumer, and active participant in the business world, students in this course will explore various financial responsibilities. This course will provide exposure in the areas of income, money management, spending and credit, and savings and investing. It will also provide opportunities for self-awareness, expression, and satisfaction in an ever-changing society. Students will discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, and explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money.

    This course fulfills the Personal Finance graduation requirement. This course will be 100% asynchronous. Instructor’s office hours will be provided at a later date.

    Please note: This course is online but will have a required meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00am in room 248D to obtain instructions. Students must have email and internet access available to them. Weekly submission of work will be required in Canvas. Online courses are intended for self-motivated, independent learners who can problem solve.

    (This course fulfills the Personal Finance graduation requirement)

    Chelsea Center & Summer Experiential Learning
    Given that the location of the experiential program is outside of the control of the School District, the student and their parents assume the risk of any injury or illness that may occur by registering for experiential learning courses. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, participants are encouraged to comply with all recommendations of the local health department and the Center for Disease Control.

    9140 Experiential Learning -(Internships, Service Learning & Passion Pursuits)
    Credit: 1⁄4 or 1⁄2 unit Prerequisites: None
    Open to grades: 9-12
    Let the Chelsea Center help you personalize your learning and gain hands-on experience while also tapping into the power of our community partnerships through internships, service learning or passion pursuits.

    Please note: Students must meet with the Chelsea Center prior to the end of the school year to secure an internship, service learning, travel or passion pursuit opportunity and to complete the paperwork for the course. In person meetings with Team Chelsea are mandatory on the following dates: 6/6 (launch meeting); week of 6/13 (two hour long pre-scheduled meetings); 6/30 (final reflection).

    9105 Personal Employment
    Credit: .5 for 60 hours+ of work & reflection; .25 for 30 hours of work & reflection
    Prerequisite: Must be currently employed; approval of counselor and Personal Employment teacher
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    This Experiential Learning class helps students reflect on and articulate what they are learning during their real-world work experience. Students should work 15 hours/week and engage in reflection with the Chelsea Center to earn .5 credit in summer school.

    Please note: In person meetings with Team Chelsea are mandatory on the following dates: 6/6 (launch meeting); 6/16 (midpoint reflection); 6/30 (final reflection).

    6860 Geocaching
    Credit: 1⁄2 of Physical Education
    Open to Grades: 11 – 12
    Enrollment: Minimum 15 – Maximum 25
    (May only be taken one time during your high school career)
    Geocaching is an exciting sport in which the participants use a GPS or an app (provided for course participants) to locate hidden "treasures." Students will take extensive hikes through forests and parks and use map coordinates and problem-solving skills to locate geocaches throughout the St. Louis area. This class will be for two weeks. During the first week, the first day of class will be synchronous online followed by 4 days of asynchronous class. The second week of class will be in person from 8 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday and will meet at the High School. Due to the length of Geocaching, please note that if a student sustains an injury while enrolled in or needs to miss more than 1 day of class participation due to the injury the student will need to be withdrawn from the summer PE course.

    Session I: June 6th-June 17th

    Please note: Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis and applying online does not guarantee a placement in the course. If you are enrolled, you will then be notified of a mandatory onboarding meeting to go over requirements for Geocaching and to receive the necessary paperwork to participate in the course. There are assignments involved, and we want to make sure you know what will be expected of you over the summer to make sure you are ready to undertake this fun class!

    Communication Arts

    3750 Literature and Composition
    Credit: 1/2 of English
    7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Open to Grades: 10 - 12
    This course includes the principles of literary analysis through a variety of texts, a review of the basic skills of composition and language, a strong focus on vocabulary development, and an overview of study skills including taking notes, active listening, and contributing to class discussion.
    (This is a credit recovery course only)

    Math

    9310 Algebra I (Second Semester)
    Credit: 1⁄2 of unit of Math
    7:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
    Open to Grades: 10 - 12
    This course is available to current students in need of Algebra credit.
    This course covers the topics taught second semester in Algebra I.
    Topics include linear functions, linear systems, and polynomials.
    (This is a credit recovery course only)

    98053 Geometry (Second Semester)
    Credit: 1⁄2 of Math
    10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Open to Grades: 10 -12
    This is the second course in a sequence of courses preparing a student for college admission eligibility. In this course students will have informal hands on experiences which will deepen their understanding of the properties of shapes in two and three dimensions, and the application of those properties to real world situations. In addition, they will use formal deductive reasoning to generalize and prove their discoveries. Topics covered include properties of a triangle, congruent triangles, properties of parallel lines, polygons, and introduction to logic and formal deductive proof. Similarity, properties of right triangles, polygons and circles, perimeter, area, and volume will also be studied.
    (This is a credit recovery course only)

    Physical Education AND Health

    6500 Health
    Credit: 1/2 of Physical Education
    7:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
    Open to Grades: 9 - 12
    Health is a graduation requirement for all WGHS students. The course could be thought of as a life management class in that an emphasis will be placed on how decisions, actions, and lifestyle choices during teen years can affect a person’s adult life. Topics to be covered include physical fitness, nutrition and weight management, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; disease prevention and control, including STD’s and HIV; and healthy relationships, including family, dating and peers. This is normally a one semester course that will be condensed into five weeks.

    65000 Health Online
    Credit: 1⁄2 of Physical Education
    Open to Grades: 9 - 12
    Health is a graduation requirement for all WGHS students. The course could be thought of as a life management class in that an emphasis will be placed on how decisions, actions, and lifestyle choices during teen years can affect a person’s adult life. Topics to be covered include physical fitness, nutrition and weight management, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; disease prevention and control, including STD’s and HIV; and healthy relationships, including family, dating and peers. This is normally a one semester course that will be condensed into five weeks. This course will be 100% asynchronous. Instructor’s office hours will be provided at a later date.

    THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY ONBOARDING MEETING FOR THIS CLASS VIA ZOOM (TBD).

    9300 Physical Education
    Credit: 1/2 of Physical Education
    10:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Open to Grades: 9 - 12
    Physical Education for summer school is a combination of three courses offered during the regular school year: Team Sports, Personal Fitness, and Weight Training. Students should come dressed for the weather and the activity. T- shirts, shorts, athletic shoes and socks are required. Locker rooms will not be provided. A water bottle is highly recommended. Students will be graded on attendance and participation. Due to the length of summer school classes, please note that if a student sustains an injury while enrolled in PE and needs to miss more than 3 days of class participation due to the injury the student will need to be withdrawn from the summer PE course.

    6844 Personal Fitness Online
    Credit: 1/2 of Physical Education
    Open to Grades: 9-12
    Students in this physical education online class will gain an understanding and appreciation of the lifetime need for fitness. Students will participate in individual activities and exercises to develop all aspects of health related fitness. This course will use the Canvas online platform and will include a combination of traditional assignments and logging exercise hours. Students will be required to complete at least 5hrs of workouts per week. This course will be 100% asynchronous. Instructor’s office hours will be provided at a later date.

    THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY ONBOARDING MEETING FOR THIS CLASS VIA ZOOM (TBD)
       
      Rev. 2/28/2021