2021 Summer School

Current Students

Algebra 1- 2, Speech and Rhetoric 1-2, General Theology, or General English

2021 Summer Schedule

Saint Mary’s offers two summer school sessions. Each session grants 0.5 credit. Two sessions will grant 1 full credit. To advance to another course, students must take both sessions. Students may take Algebra 1- 2, Speech and Rhetoric 1-2, General Theology, or General English.

SESSION 1: Tuesday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 16           7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: Thursday, June 17 – Friday, July 2           7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*The cafeteria is open from 9:45-10:15 am during the break.

The tuition fee is $170 for each session. Tuition includes the use of a textbook. Deadline to register and pay is Friday, May 7. Please use the registration buttons below to sign up.

All students wear a Saint Mary’s uniform for summer school. The same attendance and disciplinary policies apply during summer school. For summer school guidance questions, please contact your guidance counselor.

For payment questions please call: 602.251.2507

Session One — $170

Session Two — $170

Course Descriptions

GENERAL ENGLISH 1-2 – is available for currently enrolled students who are deficient in any Seat of Wisdom, English, or Grammar course. Students will work together, regardless of grade level, with a teacher to improve skills related to grammar, reading, class participation, and essay writing.

Grade Level: Current 9-11th


GENERAL THEOLOGY 1-2 – is available for currently enrolled students who are deficient in any Theology course. Students will work together, regardless of grade level, with a teacher to learn basic content from each Theology course offered at Saint Mary’s. This course is offered both sessions, but students may only take one session and make up 0.5 credits of Theology.

Grade Level: Current 9-11th


ALGEBRA 1-2 – is available to incoming freshman who want to advance to Geometry next school year, and for any student who is deficient in Algebra 1-2. Students who want to advance to Geometry must also take both sessions. The course introduces students to the basic structure of Algebra, including reinforcement of all Pre- Algebra skills as well as topics such as algebraic properties and terminology, variables, order of operations, solving linear equations, coordinate graphing, word problems, systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, and rational equations.

Grade Level: Incoming 9th, Current 9th-10th


Speech and Rhetoric 1-2 – This course is available to rising sophomores, who want to create room in their schedule for other electives, or students that failed 1st or 2nd semester during the schoolyear. The course is about the nature and power of the word in speech, writing, and even thought. Following upon the freshman year grammar course, this course introduces the student to the basics of the other two elements of the medieval trivium–the arts of language: Logic and Rhetoric. This introduction is performed in the lively context of the analysis of truly great and beautiful historical poems and speeches corresponding to the history component of the Seat of Wisdom classes. Students are expected to develop their ability to appreciate the unique beauty and power of language while simultaneously coming to a deeper understanding of how to break down and analyze that language to understand better its logical, aesthetic, and emotional effects. Considerable time will also be given to practicing memorization and public recitation. Students will become more discerning readers, more precise thinkers, and more effective communicators. This is a required course for all sophomores.

Grade Level: Current 9th-10th

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