St. Catherine’s offers for-credit courses for students in rising grades 9-12 who are enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. All of these courses will be administered through the School’s distance learning program, to include a blended model of synchronous classes and asynchronous learning.
The satisfactory completion of summer courses counts towards graduation credits but does not get factored in the student's GPA.
Ancient world history is a survey of several important ancient civilizations that have helped shape our modern world. We will be looking at the Aryans, the Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans. The class will focus on cultural values, important events, advancements, and the political, religious, and societal landscape of each civilization.
Grades: Rising grades 9-11
Dates: June 29 - July 17 (no class July 3), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
This class will bring together philosophical positions with real-world dilemmas. This class is geared toward the student who is interested in the sciences. We will cover the various ethical dilemmas as they relate to the world of science, technology and health care. We will address controversial topics including: DNA testing, stem cell research, reproductive technology, cloning technologies, genetically modified food, euthanasia and end of life care.
This class is adapted from the semester class to an online format. This requires a certain level of student engagement and motivation. The content for the class will be released one week at a time. Each week will contain course materials, assignments and opportunities for students to learn from each other through video, padlet, online discussions and synchronous class discussions. This class fulfills the upper-level religion credit for both St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s students and is a ½ credit .
Grades: Rising Grades 11, 12
Instructor: Reverend J. Drew Johnson
Dates: June 22 - July 10 (no class July 3), 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This is an opportunity to participate in meaningful service to the local community. In this service learning program, we will enhance our group and interpersonal skills through working with diverse members in the Richmond community. Our goal is to establish sustainable relationships with our community while also creating meaningful connections. Some of the local organizations for summer 2020 will include Habitat for Humanity, Housing Families First, Tricycle Urban Community Gardens, Church Hill Academy & Tutoring, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, and the Red Door Ministry Soup Kitchen of Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
This course provides a fun and engaging introduction to essential programming concepts. Students will learn to design, code and debug programs using the Python language. Students will also explore the role of Computer Science in our everyday lives through investigations and discussions of current events. Throughout the course, students will build a portfolio of interactive programs and games. The course will be both synchronous and asynchronous with a “live” class meeting each day as well as coding projects to work on at your own pace.