List of High School Summer Courses

Summer Program - June 2 - July 10, 2020

IN PERSON EXAM - JULY 10, 2020

We are currently in the process of laying out the details for finals and will be communicating that information to all families as soon as possible. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance to us and our plans will be in line with Alameda County health department guidelines to follow proper safety protocols.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we continue to work through coordinating plans for this situation.

ASSESSMENT AND GRADING FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

  • 20% of a student’s grade will consist of completing daily coursework.
    • Students will receive feedback.
    • No late work will be accepted for credit after 6/5. 

  • 80% of a student’s grade will consist of a COMPREHENSIVE FINAL IN-PERSON EXAM. This in-person exam will be held on July 10 or when the shelter-in-place is lifted and students may not be absent on exam day.   Students will be asked to take their final assessments in person and will be assigned a school site and facility for test completion. 

    Students will be directed to one of the Dublin schools where safety protocols will be put in place, tests will be taken in oversized rooms like gyms and Multi Purpose Rooms and start and end times will be staggered so not all students arrive on campus at the same time.  All students will be required to wear masks during the final assessments and students will be spaced according to county requirements.


    In the event that the shelter-in-place is not lifted prior to the following academic year, students will be required to complete an online final during which they must have a smartphone available to film their surroundings. More details regarding testing procedures will be provided in the event that the shelter-in-place is not lifted prior to the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

MATH - ADVANCED ALGEBRA I 

Grade Level:      9 - l2
Dates:                June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:    Successful completion of grade 7 or grade 8 and completion of Math Course 3 with a Grade of B+ (86.5%) or higher
Credits:             10 Credits

Online Learning Course Outline:

Materials:

  • Access to a computer with reliable internet access from the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM plus homework time
  • A DUSD student email (and password) to join teacher’s Google Classroom, WebEx, EdPuzzle, and Big Ideas Math Classroom
  • A camera phone
  • Binder paper, graph paper, pens/pencils/highlighters/erasers/…
  • Optional: access to a printer and scanner is not mandatory but is extremely beneficial!


Content:

  • This course will cover all of the same topics and state standards as the DHS Advanced Algebra 1 class
  • This course will include daily interactive live instruction lectures, small group practice time, independent practice assignments (homework, including videos to watch), and formative assessments. A three-part in-person cumulative final will be given on July 10th, 2020.
  • Prior to the first week of school, a welcome document will be sent with instructions for accessing online resources as well as teacher contact information.


Pre-Requisite Skills and Course Readiness:

  • Students are expected to know the concepts listed below from their previous math courses on the first day of the Algebra 1 summer program. Review worksheets are attached to help students review and prepare. If students know these concepts well, they have a strong foundation for success in Algebra 1.
  • Students are expected to review the concepts listed below from their previous math courses at a later time during the Algebra 1 summer program. Review worksheets are attached to help students review and prepare. Students will be made aware of when these skills will be required and will be reminded to review these worksheets at the appropriate time.


Instruction:

  • Each school day will begin with a teacher-led live conference at 9:00 AM during which attendance will be taken.
  • During the hours of 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, students will be expected to intermittently participate in teacher-led live interactive lectures and work in small groups of peers on independent practice assignments (classwork). Students will have access to their instructor for additional support during independent practice time.
  • Students should not expect to have access to their teacher outside of the instructional hours (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) on days of instruction.
  • Teachers will respond to parent emails between the hours of 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on days of instruction.
  • Students will take their daily formative assessment at 1:00 PM. Formative assessments will be restricted to a very specific time-window and may take between 15-75 minutes, depending on the day.
  • Outside of the hours of instruction (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) students will be expected to complete any assessments assigned, finish any unfinished classwork, work on homework assignments, update their learning target sheet (notes summary), study/review for formative assessments, and watch instructional videos to prepare for the next day of instruction.
  • Due to the online format of the course, students must be prepared to be more independent and take more ownership of their learning than they are used to in a traditional class setting.
    • Teachers will support student learning during hours of instruction and provide additional resources for student support outside of instructional hours.
    • Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and ask questions to their instructors.
    • Parents can support their students by actively communicating with their student and enrolling in daily Guardian Summaries in Google Classroom to get a daily snapshot of how their students are doing.


Sample Day of Instruction:

  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM:  Warm-Up / Ice-Breaker / Agenda / Interactive Live Lecture #1
  • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM: Small group independent practice (classwork)
  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Break
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Interactive Live Lecture #2
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Small group independent practice (classwork)
  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Break
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Interactive Live Lecture #3
  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM: Small group independent practice (classwork)
  • 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Wrap-Up / Revisit Agenda / Address any remaining questions


Sample Independent Work (outside of the 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM instructional day):

  • Students take formative assessments between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM (actual assessments may take between 15-75 minutes, depending on the day and must be taken during a specific time-window) 
  • Students submit all small group independent practice (classwork) by 3:00 PM daily
  • Students update their learning target sheets with mastery scores based on assessments, and a summary of the notes taken during the day (due 9:00 AM next day of instruction)
  • Students complete the assigned daily homework (due 9:00 AM next day of instruction)
  • Students watch the assigned videos and take notes as the videos play to prepared for the following day of instruction (it is also encouraged to revisit the videos to study for assessments, videos are due 9:00 AM next day of instruction)


Assessments and Grading:

  • No late work will be accepted.
  • 10% of a student’s grade will consist of completing the homework/classwork practice assignments. Several assignments will be taken on the course textbook’s online platform and students will receive instantaneous feedback as they complete these assignments. For assignments not given through the textbook online platform, students will be provided with an answer key in order to verify their work. Assignments will be graded based on completion, but feedback will be provided to students to support learning.
  • 10% of a student’s grade will consist of formative assessments. These assessments will either be completed on the textbook online platform (where they will be graded by the platform for feedback) or answer keys will be provided for feedback. Assessments may also include student presentations via live conference. Assessments will be graded based on completion and accuracy.
  • 80% of a student’s grade will consist of a three-part, cumulative in-person exam on July 10th, 2020. Two parts of this exam will be presented in a free-response format (one part for each semester), and one part of this exam will be presented in a multiple-choice format. Students may not be absent on the day of the exam. In the event that the shelter-in-place is not lifted prior to the following academic year, an alternate assessment plan will be provided by DPIE.
  • Due to the distance-learning nature of the course and the fact that only one assessment will be given in-person, a single identical grade will be awarded for both semesters.


Academic Honesty:

  • Students are expected to adhere to the academic honesty policy with regards to assessments, just as if they were in a physical classroom. This policy prohibits the use of unapproved devices (cell phones, computers, certain types of calculators, etc.) and requires that students complete their own work without the help of other students, family members, or outside resources such as their notes, textbook, or online resources. Any violation of the policies outlined is grounds for immediate removal from the course, with no refund offered.


Recommendations for Subsequent Math Courses:

  • In order to earn a recommendation into Advanced Geometry (and subsequently in Advanced Algebra 2), students must earn a minimum of 86.5% from both semesters of DPIE Algebra 1.


Student/Parent Consent:

  • I am aware that all live conference lectures will be recorded and I agree to being recorded during the video lectures.
  • It is illegal to record or take images of any kind without the consent of all parties involved. Any student found to be recording and posting any such material will be subject to legal action and suffer immediate dismissal from the program.
  • I agree to linking one or more valid guardians to my student account in Google Classroom.
  • Parents may not attend live conference lectures.

MATH - ADVANCED GEOMETRY 

Grade Level:      9 -11
Dates:                 June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:     Successful Completion of Algebra I with a Grade of B (82.5% or higher) if taken
                            in Middle School or a Grade of B+ (86.5% or higher) if taken in High School 
Credits:              10 Credits

Online Learning Course Outline:

Content

  • This course consists of daily 3-4 hours of virtual lectures with a 1 hour formative assessment.
  • This course covers all of the same material as the standard geometry class and will include multiple daily homework assignments, formative assessments, and a two-part final exam.


Materials

  • Students will need a computer with a webcam, internet, and a camera phone to submit assignments.
  • They will also need a DUSD student email and their Clever login information to join their teacher’s Google Classroom and Big Ideas Classroom.


Instruction

  • Each school day will begin with an approximately 15 min teacher-led live conference at 9:00 AM during which attendance will be taken and the daily agenda and expectations will be gone over. 
  • During the hours of 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, students will be expected to work individually or in small groups on homework assignments, classwork and work individually on a formative assessment. In order to support students, teachers will be available on Google Chat Rooms to meet with students on an as-needed basis. Three teachers will monitor the chatroom every hour and a half between 9 AM and 1:00 PM. If students need an in-depth explanation of a concept, teachers will arrange a one-on-one video conference with that student. 
  • Students should expect one quiz or one chapter test daily. These assessments will be completed through the Big Ideas Classroom and Google Forms and are designed to give students feedback for improvement. 
  • Students will have access to their instructor for additional support during the hours of 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Teachers will respond to parent emails between the hours of 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on days of instruction.
  • Outside of the hours of instruction (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) students will be expected to work on homework assignments, study/review for formative assessments, and watch 3-4 DHS math teacher’s instructional video lectures to prepare for the next school day. The lectures will be posted on Google Classroom for students. These lectures will provide students access to essential content and provide opportunities for students to practice problems and evaluate their own understanding. Students will have continuous access to them so they can review them if need be. 
  • Students are encouraged to watch the lecture videos in the evening and work on homework assignments and formative assessments in the mornings so that they can access teacher support. 


Assessments and Grading

  • 20% of a student’s grade will consist of completing homework assignments and formative assessments. Students will immediately receive feedback on homework and assessment accuracy for assignments completed through the Big Ideas Classroom or Google Forms. For the worksheets assigned via Google Classroom, students will have access to keys so that they can verify their solutions. No late work will be accepted for credit.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA II (FORMERLY CALLED "ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY")

Grade Level:            9 - 12
Dates:                       June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:           Student must have earned an 89.5% “A-“ or better in Geometry
                                  Student must have earned an 89.5% in Algebra 1 as well
Credits:                    10 Credits

Online Learning Course Outline:

Instruction
Lessons will be presented daily online starting at 9 AM. During these live sessions, students are encouraged to interact and ask questions just as they would in a regular in person environment. 

Each live session will be recorded and uploaded to the class web page for students to access at later times to review or in case of absence. 

Practice
Each topic will also have practice exercises (what would normally be classwork and homework) assigned. Each day at the beginning of the online session all assigned practice from the prior day will be reviewed. This will also be recorded and posted to the class website.

Assessment
Quizzes will be given frequently, probably at least one per day. Because of the current environment, quizzes should be viewed primarily as a tool to ensure learning and understanding. Quizzes will be sent out to be printed and taken with a time limit. Students will then need to scan or photograph their completed quizzes to turn them in. After completion, the quizzes will be reviewed in detail to ensure students understand the concepts covered and have meaningful feedback on their work. These reviews will also be recorded and uploaded. 

Because of the environment, we are unlikely to have larger “chapter test” style exams. These shorter assessments will be the main way students will be able to check their understanding and prepare for the final exam. These assessments will be worth 20% of the student’s overall grade for the class.

Final Exam 
The final exam is planned to occur in person at the end of the summer. This will be a 2 part (one for each semester), comprehensive exam featuring both multiple choice and free response style questions. The final will likely take the entirety of a 5 hour session, or two shorter sessions depending on what is proper and safe for our situation at that time. The final exam will constitute 80% of the overall grade. Because of this large amount, it is important that all parties understand that grades can change dramatically from this single exam. Because of this, it is extremely important for students to review their quizzes thoroughly to build a strong understanding of the topics that will be covered on this exam. All final exam questions will be directly related to quiz questions. So, a student should be able to determine exactly how well they will perform on the final by reviewing their performance on the quizzes.

Overview
In order to be eligible for enrollment in Pre-Calculus students will need to earn a B (82.5%) or better each semester. This places a large emphasis on learning the curriculum to perform well on the final exam. 

A typical day should follow this estimated schedule:

  • 9:00 AM - Review of independent practice from the prior day. Depending on the number of questions, this will likely take about 30 minutes.
  • 9:30 AM - Quiz covering topics from any previous day. These will generally require about 30 minutes.
  • 10:00 AM - Quiz correction. After collecting digital copies of the student’s quizzes I will go over the problems in detail. Students will be expected to follow along and correct errors they may have made and, most importantly, learn from those mistakes for the future. 
  • 10:30 AM - New lessons. At this point, I will present the new material of the day. This will usually include the equivalent of 4-6 days of material in a typical school year schedule. Each lesson will be associated with a practice assignment. Under normal circumstances, I would provide students time in class to work on the assignments between each lesson. In this setting that is less feasible so the practice will need to be more independent. All practice will be reviewed first thing the following day. All lessons will be recorded and uploaded for students to access if they need review or guidance outside of class time. The lessons will typically go until about 1:30 PM with short breaks between each topic.

PRE-CALCULUS (FORMERLLY CALLED "TRIGONOMETRY/PRE-CALCULUS")

Grade Level:       10 - 12
Dates:                   June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:        Student must have earned an 82.5% “B” in Algebra II/Trig
Credits:                10 Credits

Online Learning Course Outline:

CURRICULUM:

  • The summer course will cover as much of the full-year content as possible. All essential concepts necessary for Calculus will be taught.  
  • This course will cover a more significant recap of Algebra 2 material than normal due to the shelter in place. Students should expect to do independent studying/learning on any topics from Algebra 2 they do not have sufficient knowledge of that are not covered in this course.

GRADING:

  • The grade breakdown will be as follows:
    • 5% Homework (submitted online)
    • 15% Chapter assessments (completed online)
    • 80% Final exam (to be taken in person, if possible, at the end of the course)

HOMEWORK:

  • Homework will be completed online using MyMathLab. The grade a student will receive for homework is based on completion. Students are expected to stay caught up on homework assignments, and late assignments are not accepted due to the fast-paced nature of this course.
  • Students are expected to complete and submit assignments using the resources approved by their teacher. Students must complete and submit their own homework assignments and should not allow anyone to complete or submit the assignments on their behalf. Doing so, or copying the work/answers of another student or from online resources (such a Slader, etc.) is grounds for immediate removal from the course, with no refund offered. 

CHAPTER ASSESSMENTS:

  • Chapter assessments will be completed online using MyMathLab. The grade a student will receive on chapter assessments will be based on both completion and accuracy. Chapter assessments must be completed by the due date indicated by their teacher. Late assessments are not accepted due to the fast-paced nature of this course.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the academic honesty policy with regards to assessments, just as if they were in a physical classroom. This policy prohibits the use of unapproved devices (cell phones, computers, certain types of calculators, etc.) and requires that students complete their own work without the help of other students, family members, or outside resources such as their notes, textbook, or online resources. Any violation of the policies outlined is grounds for immediate removal from the course, with no refund offered.
  • Upon completion of the exam, students will be required to immediately email a scanned PDF of their work for the exam. This scanned PDF will be worth 50% of the grade and will allow for partial credit. 
  • Students should plan to be actively participating in the PreCalculus course from 8:30AM-1:30PM daily, as assignments will only be available for completion during specific blocks of time to ensure the integrity of the exam. These blocks will be clearly communicated to students at least 48 hours in advance (For example, students may only complete the Chapter 1 exam between 11AM and noon, etc.)

FINAL EXAM:

  • Depending on local restrictions and shelter in place guidelines, the final exam will be administered on July 10, 2020 (time and location TBD) and will be separated into two parts. The semester 1 final will cover only content from semester 1, and the same for semester 2.  

COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Each morning at 9:00 AM, the assignments and video lectures for the day will be posted. Typically, the assignments and assessments will be due at 12:00 PM (noon) the following day. This gives the student the entire day, and morning of the next day to ask questions. After the due date, assignments will be locked and will no longer accept submissions.
  • Video lectures: Students are suggested to watch each of the video lectures posted, and to take notes along with the video lecture just as they would during an in-class lecture. Most of the video lectures are created and recorded by the Dublin High PreCalculus teachers, but additional resources will be provided when appropriate. 
  • Each PreCalculus teacher will communicate their hours of availability to their students. During their available “office hours”, teachers will be accessible via Zoom, GoogleChat, or other appropriate means for students to check in, ask questions, and complete periodic “warm up”/check in type exercises. Students are required to check in during the morning session (exact time to be communicated by your teacher, around 9AM) to receive information and instructions for the day.

 

Sample Daily Schedule
9:00 AM - student participates in morning check in (platform TBD, but may be GoogleMeets, Zoom, WebEx, etc.)

After morning check-in, student watches video lectures, completes daily assignments, and completes online assessments when available

Teacher available during the day for office hours - times will be communicated by each individual teacher. During this time, students are encouraged to check in, ask questions, etc. 

ADVANCING TO THE NEXT COURSE:

  • Students must receive at least a B (82.5%) in order to advance to AP Calculus or AP Statistics. 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - TEAM SPORTS 

Grade Level:      9 - 12
Dates:                 June 2 – June 17 | June 22 – July 9 or both sessions - Please note PE classes have one less day per semester.
Prerequisite:      None
Credits:               5 or 10 Credits

Online Learning Course Outline:

Course Objective:

  1. To provide students with the necessary skills, opportunities, and knowledge in the Physical Education course that will allow students to lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Student Learning Targets:

  1. To enhance knowledge and skills of cardiovascular and endurance training.
  2. To learn grade level standard skills, develop, and perform those skills in an individual or team game environment.
  3. To understand developmentally appropriate biomechanics and exercise physiology.


Student’s Daily Agenda: 

9:00am 9:30am -Students will meet with the teacher daily via “Google Meet” to go over the agenda, engage in a mini lesson, and ask questions.

Students will complete and record progress on the following daily: cardiovascular assignments, standards based skill drill lessons, written work, and video workouts.

12-1pm Students and parents will be able to email/video conference questions with their concerns.

Grading:

Students will receive points on effort and progress demonstrated in the following areas: 

  • Cardio: cardiovascular and workout assignments
  • Portfolio: student content portfolio including written work
  • Skills: daily standards based skills and drill lessons 

 

5 points per category (Cardio,Portfolio, Skills) will be given out daily. Rubric HERE

A: 100-90     
B: 89-80
C: 79-70
D: 69-60 D        
F: 59  

A final will be given on the last day of each section with a written test and cardiovascular run. 

Equipment

Students will be able to check out equipment in order to complete their daily drills (TBD)



SCIENCE - BIOLOGY

Grade Level:         9 - 10
Dates:                   June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:        Student must have earned 82.5% "B" or better in science and English
Credits:                 10 Credits

Online Distance Learning Outline:

TEXTBOOK: The Living Earth by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

SUPPLEMENTAL CURRICULUM: The Unlectured Series, HHMI Biointeractive

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
Daily access to a computer, access to a printer, 3 ring binder, loose-leaf college-ruled binder paper, at least 2 sharpened pencils, 2 blue or black pens, 1 red pen, colored pencils, highlighters scientific calculator, scissors, ruler, tape, and glue stick. (All of these items should be accessible every day).

 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION:     

I. Living Systems

            II. Carbon in the Earth System

            III. Ecosystem Interactions and Energy Flow

IV. Evidence for Evolution 

            V. Mechanisms of Inheritance   

VI. Genetic Variation and Evolution

            VII. Structure and Function in Living Things

            VIII. Ecosystem Stability and the Response to Climate Change

 

DAILY INSTRUCTIONAL FORMAT:
Because of the unique nature of distance learning, it is essential that students use their time wisely, problem solve independently, complete work on time, and prepare themselves to work outside of “traditional” classroom hours. 

Daily video meetings will take place at 9:00am and 1:00pm (format/times subject to change). Prior to many meetings, students are expected to watch a corresponding video and complete an annotated note template and worksheet provided. Each meeting will introduce the upcoming content, allow time for class discussion, and many will present an Unlectured Series powerpoint. 

After each video meeting concludes, students are expected to work on the assigned HMH lessons, virtual labs, and/or HHMI case studies. 

 

GRADING/EVALUATION POLICY:
Types of Evaluation and Weighted Value:

Assessments                               25%
Virtual Labs & Projects              25%
Homework & Classwork            25%
Final                                              25%


Description of Final Examinations:
The final exam will be cumulative for the entire six week course. The format of the exam is to be determined depending on the current social restrictions and guidelines recommended by the county. This exam will make up 25% of the student’s total grade. 

**Please inform your teacher asap if you require classroom modifications of any kind.**

METHOD OF GRADING AND SCALE:

A = 89.5 – 100% (and above)
B = 79.5 – 89.49%
C = 69.5 – 79.49%
D = 59.5 – 69.49%
F = 59.49% and below 

HOMEWORK PRACTICES:
Homework is assigned daily and is intended as further practice of concepts being learned in class. Homework is due by 9:00am on the next day unless otherwise noted. No late work will be accepted for full credit. Late work may be turned in up until the assessment for the current unit with a to-be-determined number of points deducted.

 

LABORATORY EXPECTATIONS:
All labs will be done digitally this year. Students will go through the same process of utilizing the scientific method and critical thinking process to complete each lab. Supplemental lab technique, lab safety, and lab equipment will be provided to prepare the students for Honors Chemistry. Completion of the supplemental lab training is mandatory in order to pass the DPIE Biology course.

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Students will attend each daily virtual session on time and prepared to work.
  2. Students show respect to teachers and peers at all times. 

 

PLAGIARISM:
Do your own work when independent work is required. Any form of cheating, copying, and/or plagiarism results in a “0” grade, and further disciplinary action may ensue. Any makeup is at the discretion of the instructor and/or DPIE administration. 

SCIENCE - HONORS CHEMISTRY 

Grade Level:       10-12
Dates:                  June 2 – July 10
Prerequisite:      Successful completion of Algebra II with Trigonometry or above;
                             Successful completion of all semesters of previous math and science classes
Note:                   Students taking Honors Chemistry during the summer are required to enroll in AP Chemistry the following school year
Credits:               10 Credits

Honors Chemistry is a rigorous class meant for students intending to major in math/science/computers/pre-med. Use of a graphing calculator is required for this course. Chemistry is concerned with the chemical properties of substances. Topics include: properties of matter; atomic theory, electron clouds and probability, periodic trends, chemical formulas, chemical reactions, chemical bonding kinetic theory, the gas laws, properties of solutions, reaction rates, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction and entropy.

At Dublin High School, as with most schools, Honors Chemistry is the prerequisite to taking AP Chemistry.

Enrollment - WAITLIST ONLY*

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