High School2021-03-24T19:12:52+00:00

ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL • ACADEMICS, ENRICHMENT, CREDIT RECOVERY & SPORTS

High School

Summer@STH delivers a rich variety of engaging opportunities directed to developing lifelong learners and champions for life. Our goal is to provide an experience which sparks curiosity and ignites passion while improving core skills.

Summer@STH … academic achievement, personal growth and cultural exploration.

SMARTS Study Skills Enrichment Course2021-04-19T12:17:47+00:00

For a Smooth Transition to High School!

Step Up Study Skills will be offered by St. Thomas High School in the summer of 2021 to begin preparing students for the rigors of high school. The classes are coed, open to all rising ninth graders. The classes will be taught in person at St. Thomas. Five different sessions, each session with five separate class dates, will be conducted as follows:

 

 

Session 1 – The week of June 7, Monday through Friday, 8:00-10:00 AM.

Session 2 – The week of June 21, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon.

Session 3 – The week of June 28, Monday through Friday, Noon-2:00 PM.

Session 4 – The week of July 12, Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:00 AM.

Session 5 – The week of July 12, Monday through Friday, Noon-2:00 PM.

Step Up Study Skills will be taught by Rod Takacs, Dean of Students and Summer Study Skills Instructor, St. Thomas High School, and Camille Hagerty, eighth grade teacher.  Mrs. Hagerty taught at St. Christopher School, as well as in the Goose Creek and La Porte Independent School Districts. Mr. Takacs can be reached at rodney.takacs@sths.org if you have questions. The cost for each five-class session is $350, and includes class notes as well as access to online courses for effective follow-up and reinforcement throughout the school year.

These classes are inspired by the most well-researched study skills curriculum available, the SMARTS Executive Function & Mentoring Program. This curriculum was developed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer of the Research Institute for Learning and Development and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Classes are open to all rising ninth grade students preparing for high school.

The program consists of five major themes in its instructional units:

Unit 1: Setting and Achieving Goals

This unit will give students the skills they need to build a pattern of success.  Students begin by identifying their strengths and challenges and recognizing the best way to handle the obstacles they may encounter.  Students will learn to create effective goals using our CAMP Success strategy. Finally, students will learn how to achieve their goals using strategic flexibility.

Unit 2: Getting Organized, Managing Your Time, and Improving Your Study Habits

This unit will lead students to develop habits of organizing their materials, time, ideas, and information. Students will discover the importance of planning by using daily, weekly, and monthly planners. Student learning will become much more meaningful as students build effective learning techniques to maintain focus.

Unit 3: Reading and Taking Notes from Textbooks

This unit will equip students with strategies for organizing thoughts in note taking. Students will be provided with the tools necessary for successfully and effectively finding the crucial information in a textbook. A variety of note taking techniques will be presented for students to choose the one that will work best for their learning preference.

Unit 4: Memory Strategies

This unit will give students an understanding of memory strategies. Students will be able to effectively commit the content they learn to their long-term memory.  Students will practice a variety of strategies for remembering information to discover which is most effective for them.  Memory strategies provides students with a structure that makes it easier to learn new, related material.

Unit 5: Steps in the Learning Process: Developing Critical Thinking Skills

In this unit, students will hone their “Learning Cycle” to become better self-learners by developing the critical thinking skills necessary to do so. Throughout this unit students will equip themselves with learning strategies that help them develop the ability to set goals based on the task at hand; monitor their progress toward the fulfillment of those goals; and reflect on how effectively they completed the learning task.  The students will be presented with strategies to use BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER a learning task.

Success in high school depends on more than innate intellectual ability.  Students must practice disciplined approaches to learning using sound techniques if they are to succeed in a rigorous curriculum.

Step Up Study Skills provides students with the foundation and tools necessary for success.  There are a limited number of seats available for this innovative program inspired by the Research Institute for Learning and Development. Reserve your spot today!

You can register at  https://takeushigherlearning.com/events/step-up-study-skills-sth-summer/

Parent Boot Camp2021-03-24T20:53:45+00:00

Because we understand the transition from middle school to high school can be overwhelming for both students and parents, The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) is hosting several Parent Boot Camp Sessions. In these sessions, Caroline Becker, Director of the LEC, will review with parents several organizational techniques learned by incoming freshmen during the summer SMARTS Study Skills course, which aid students in their pursuit of academic excellence at St. Thomas and beyond. By seeing these processes from your son’s perspective, you will be better equipped to support him with conscientious homework and study habits.

Parents … enroll your incoming freshman this summer in SMARTS Study Skills and yourself in Parent Boot Camp … help your son study smarter, not harder!

STH Faculty:  Caroline Becker, Director of Learning Enrichment Center

Cost is $10 per parent.  Materials provided.  For incoming freshmen parents. 

Dates:

July 20, 22, & 27  | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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English Bootcamp2021-03-24T21:01:06+00:00

Regardless of their current reading and writing proficiency, students will advance their capabilities and refine both their style and technique in preparation for the high school classroom and beyond.

Students are immersed in critical grammar, punctuation and mechanics rules … MLA formatting for writing in high school and college … brainstorming and diagramming techniques before composing … culminating with a final-day comprehensive adventure utilizing all of these skills to solve a mystery.

STH Faculty: English Faculty

Cost is $240 per student. Incoming STH Freshmen Only. 

Dates:

July 19 – July 23 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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Math Bootcamp2021-03-24T21:11:53+00:00

Participants will further develop their problem solving and analytical skills while fostering a passion for refining strategies and solving real-world problems.

Students expand their knowledge, develop reasoning and apply existing knowledge in situations that are both challenging and exciting.

Important applications are introduced and emphasized as students engage in operations with fractions, factoring, graphing and probability, as well as exploring word problems, all designed to build confidence entering high school.

STH Faculty: Math Faculty

Cost is $240 per student. Incoming STH Freshmen Only. 

Dates: 

July 19 – 23 | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

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Health2021-03-24T21:12:50+00:00

One semester Health credit.  Includes an extensive variety of topics centering on the development of the total social, physical, and mental health of the student.

Objectives are to study how the body functions and how to keep healthy and disease-free, address and discuss differing moral issues such as teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual diseases, and AIDS, and increase injury and emergency awareness through first-aid, CPR, and rescue breathing.

All students must be present on the first day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned. Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than two (2) days of class in the instructional period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.

This course will be reflected in the student’s GPA and will be a 1/2 health credit counted towards graduation requirements.

Cost is $800 per student.  Entering STH 9th-12th graders only.

Dates:

Session 1: June 7, 2020 – June 25, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am 

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Computer Applications2021-05-25T16:22:46+00:00

One semester Technology credit.  Students learn to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, completing a major project at the end of each unit which integrates what they have learned.

All students must be present on the first day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned. Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than two (2) days of class in the instructional period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.

This course will be reflected in the student’s GPA and will be a 1/2 technology credit counted towards graduation requirements.

All STH students are required to take this course during the academic year or summer (or pass a proficiency test) before any other technology courses may be taken.

Cost is $800 per student.  Entering STH 9th-12th graders only.

Dates
Session 1: June 7 – 25 | 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Session 2: July 7 – 27 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Added session must get at least 10 participants)

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Eagle Band Camp2021-03-24T21:14:22+00:00

Designed for students with prior musical experience who are registered for Band during the upcoming academic year to establish a baseline of expectations for performing at the high school level. Activities include: preparation of music, fundamental music drills, as well as time to meet and engage with other incoming freshmen and returning Eagle Band members.

STH Faculty: Donald Thoede, Fine Arts Faculty and Band Director

Cost is $165 per student. Available only to STH and IWA students registered for STH Band.

Dates: July 26 – July 30 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Required Summer Courses2021-03-24T21:15:11+00:00

If your acceptance letter indicates a required summer course(s), the student must successfully complete the course(s) in order to continue as a St. Thomas student for the fall semester.

Students must register for the course(s) required in Math, Reading, and/or Language Arts, as designated by the letter. Class times will be assigned by St. Thomas based on availability and scheduling.

Dates: June 9 – June 29

  • Math: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Reading: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Language Arts: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost is $400 per course.

Students required to take two courses will have classes during two periods, and those required to take three courses will be committed to all three periods. Students must plan on being available for any of these class periods. Their summer schedule must be free of conflicts until their required summer courses schedule has been determined by St. Thomas.

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Health2021-03-24T21:12:50+00:00

One semester Health credit.  Includes an extensive variety of topics centering on the development of the total social, physical, and mental health of the student.

Objectives are to study how the body functions and how to keep healthy and disease-free, address and discuss differing moral issues such as teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual diseases, and AIDS, and increase injury and emergency awareness through first-aid, CPR, and rescue breathing.

All students must be present on the first day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned. Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than two (2) days of class in the instructional period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.

This course will be reflected in the student’s GPA and will be a 1/2 health credit counted towards graduation requirements.

Cost is $800 per student.  Entering STH 9th-12th graders only.

Dates:

Session 1: June 7, 2020 – June 25, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am 

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Computer Applications2021-05-25T16:22:46+00:00

One semester Technology credit.  Students learn to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, completing a major project at the end of each unit which integrates what they have learned.

All students must be present on the first day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned. Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than two (2) days of class in the instructional period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.

This course will be reflected in the student’s GPA and will be a 1/2 technology credit counted towards graduation requirements.

All STH students are required to take this course during the academic year or summer (or pass a proficiency test) before any other technology courses may be taken.

Cost is $800 per student.  Entering STH 9th-12th graders only.

Dates
Session 1: June 7 – 25 | 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Session 2: July 7 – 27 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Added session must get at least 10 participants)

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Credit Recovery2021-06-01T17:44:14+00:00

Only for students who have failed a high school course during a semester of the previous academic year and are seeking recovery credit.  STH students only who received a D during the regular semester may re-take the course in summer.

If a full year of credit recovery is required in Math or Science, students must register for the first semester of the course in the June session and the second semester during the July session.

All students must be present on the first day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned.

Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than two (2) days of class in the three week period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.

Session 1: Monday – Friday, Weekdays – June 9 – 29 

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
    • English: I, II, III, IV
    • Social Studies: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government
    • World Languages: Spanish
  • 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Science: Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Session 2: Monday – Friday, Weekdays – July 7 – 27

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • English: I, II, III, IV
    • Social Studies: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government
  • 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Science: Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

*Please note that students must make their specific course selection during registration​.

Cost $550 Per Class. All needed materials provided except earbuds. Open to students from Houston area Catholic High Schools. Coed.

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High School – Iron Eagle Strength & Conditioning2021-03-24T21:17:42+00:00

Athletes build confidence and develop commitment that leads to team success and enhanced individual performance, all while creating an understanding of the value of training, agility, and conditioning.

All workouts will be held out indoors and outdoors. Athletes should meet the coaches in the weight room and be sure to bring their own water bottles.

Iron Eagle Football

This is a non-contact program. Workout gear consists of field turf cleats and rubber-soled athletic shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, socks, and supporter.

Dates

  • Freshman – June 7 – July 22, Monday – Thursday, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Returning Athletes – June 7 – July 22, Monday – Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost is $300.


Iron Eagle Cross Country

Available to STH Cross Country Team Only.

Dates:

  • June 7 – July 24, Monday – Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Cost is $300.


Iron Eagle Soccer

Incoming freshmen and returning players.

Dates:

  • June 7 – July 22, Monday – Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost is $300.

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High School – STH Team Summer Workouts2021-05-03T19:57:14+00:00

Eagle Baseball – incoming freshmen and returning athletes only

Cost is $300 per athlete for both sessions.

Dates
June 7 – July 22 | Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am


Eagle Lacrosse – incoming freshmen and returning athletes only

Cost is $250 per athlete.

Dates
June 15 – July 22 | Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Eagle Track and Field – available to STH Track and Field Team Only

Dates
June 7 – July 22 | Monday – Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost is $300 per athlete.


Eagle Rugby – incoming freshmen and returning athletes only

Cost is $250 per athlete.


Eagle Wrestling – incoming freshmen and returning athletes only

Cost is $125 per athlete.

Dates

June 14 – June 17|Monday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Eagle Basketball – returning athletes only

Cost is $100 per athlete per session.

Dates

Session # 1 – June 15 – June 17|Tuesday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Session # 2 – July 20 – July 22|Tuesday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

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