Summer Enrichment Theology Classes

Rising freshman and sophomore students who elect to take Theology courses in the summer must take both courses in the curricular sequence (Theology 1A and 1B or 2A and 2B, respectively).  This means that freshmen and sophomores who wish to take Theology in the summer must be available for both June sessions on site.

Online Theology courses are only available for junior and senior students.


Summer Enrichment Fee Schedule

$175.00 - Driver Education (1 week)
$175.00 - College Essay Course (seniors only - 1 week)
$350.00 - One (or first) ½ Credit Course (two weeks)
(Includes Algebra / English Readiness)
$300.00 - Additional ½ Credit Courses
(cannot be applied in addition to Driver Education/College Essay Course)

Summer Enrichment FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Tuition / Refund Policy for Incoming Students?

    Payment in full will be required at registration in order to secure your place. Once payment is received, the following tuition policies are enforced:
    • Classes dropped prior to May 1, 2020, are subject to a tuition credit, less a $100 holding/processing fee per class.
    • Classes dropped on or after May 1, 2020, are subject to full forfeiture of the entire tuition amount.
    • Classes cancelled by the school will receive full tuition credit.
  • What is the Tuition / Refund Policy for Current Students?

    Approved class requests will be visible on Blackbaud after tuition agreements have been electronically signed and returned.

    The Finance Office will invoice student tuition accounts in June, for all approved summer class requests that become scheduled. Once summer classes are scheduled, the following tuition policies are enforced:
    • Classes dropped prior to May 1, 2020, are subject to a tuition credit, less a $100 holding/processing fee per class.
    • Classes dropped on or after May 1, 2020, are subject to full forfeiture of the entire tuition amount.
    • Classes cancelled by the school will receive full tuition credit.
  • What are the Requirements for Online Classes?

    Online Course Expectations
    • Course work is roughly 1-2 hours of work per day for four weeks whether directly online, reading, or completing coursework assignments and students must have internet access over the four weeks that the course is in session.
    • The class is paced and interaction with the class and coursework (by way of reading, assignments, tests, quizzes and online discussion contributions) is paced week-by-week.
    • Since the material within the course is paced, students may not “work ahead,” or finish early.
    • Students should be technologically proficient with respect to word processing and presentation software, and able to work within various online forums such as Blackbaud, Google Classroom, Showbie and Turnitin.com.
    • Students should be self-motivated and able to work in a non-traditional classroom setting.  Although class does not meet together every day in person, class does “meet” through the assistance of electronic forums and discussions.  It is important to be able to identify this non-traditional setting as “class,” and approach it appropriately.
  • What about Textbooks and iPads for my Summer classes?

    Textbooks
    Paper texts / teacher-created resources will be provided to all incoming freshmen.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors will be required to purchase e-texts on their school-issued iPads.  All e-book purchases must be made prior to the start of Summer Enrichment, as students will be working in their texts from the first day of class.
  • How are Course Requests Approved or Denied?

    Approved class requests will be visible on Blackbaud after tuition agreements have been electronically signed and returned.  These requests will be approved on a “first come” basis, determined by the order that the tuition agreements are electronically signed and returned.
     
    IMPORTANT:
    • Class requests will be denied in the event that the total number of available seats for a class has been reached.
    • Bishop Gorman High School reserves the right to cancel any course due to either teacher availability or insufficient enrollment. 

  • When & How Will I Receive My Summer Class Schedule Confirmation?

    Once classes have been approved (see How Are Course Requests Approved or Denied? in the FAQ) finalized class schedules will be posted on Blackbaud on the last day of second semester exams.
  • What is the Attendance Policy?

    Summer Enrichment classes are highly concentrated courses of study with each day being equivalent to more than a week of a typical school session. As such, attendance is crucial and students may not be absent for any day or part of a day.  Illness, doctor appointments, sports camps, family vacations and student holiday plans may not be used as exceptions to the attendance policyThree class tardy violations (arriving to any class between 1 to 5 minutes late either at the beginning of the school day or returning from a break) are also equivalent to one absence.  In the event of any absence (including those due to tardiness), students will be disenrolled from the class and no credit will be awarded / no refund given.
  • What is the Summer Enrichment Uniform?

    The Summer Enrichment uniform is the regular uniform worn during the school year, with appropriate jeans as an additional option. Returning students, please refer to your Student Handbook under “Dress Code Policies.” Incoming freshmen, please refer to the following points and contact Bishop Gorman for any clarifications.
     
    -  Bishop Gorman orange, blue or white uniform polo tops.
    -  Bishop Gorman approved uniform slacks or knee-length shorts which may not be form fitting.
    -  Jeans may also be worn during summer school, but may not be frayed or baggy. Leggings or spandex are not permitted.
    -  Bishop Gorman-issued  t-shirts may be worn for “Spirit Fridays.” T-shirts must be white, royal blue, orange, and gray with the Bishop Gorman logo.  No other colors are acceptable. Spirit Fridays require regular Dickies khaki slacks or jeans as outlined above.
    -  Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted during the school day. Only uniform-approved Bishop Gorman jackets, pullovers and half-zips are permitted.
    -  Closed toe shoes.
     
    Administration reserves the right to make individual judgements as to the appropriateness of dress and grooming.

2020 Summer Enrichment Dates

  • May 26-29:   Driver’s Education Session
  • June 1-12:   On Campus Session 1
  • June 15-26:   On Campus Session 2
  • May 26-June 19:    Online Session A
  • June 22-July 17:   Online Session B
  • May 26-July 17:   Online Directed Summer Study

Course requests for Summer Enrichment 2020 will commence concurrently with academic year course requests for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Summer Enrichment Contact

Mr. Len Urso
Summer Enrichment Coordinator
lurso@bishopgorman.org