High School2020-05-29T22:14:45+00:00

ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL • ACADEMICS, 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 Course2020-05-27T18:55:16+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 2020 to begin preparing students for the rigors of high school.  The instruction will be conducted on a safe and secure remote learning platform. The classes are coed, open to all rising ninth graders.

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.

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

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Dates

Five different sessions, each session with five separate class dates, will be conducted as follows:

Session 1 – The week of June 8, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon | Remote

Session 2 – The week of June 15, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon | Remote

Session 3 – The week of June 22, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon | Remote

Session 4 – The week of July 13, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon | Remote

Session 5 – The week of July 20, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon | Remote

Cost: The cost for each five-class session is $295, and includes class notes as well as access to online courses for effective follow-up and reinforcement throughout the school year.

Health2020-05-21T16:50:44+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 3, 2020 – June 23, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am – Virtual (If registered, check your email for details.)

Session 2 (12th grade only): July 6 – July 24, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am – Virtual (If registered, check your email for details.)

Computer Applications2020-05-21T17:08:05+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 3-23 | 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm | Virtual (If registered, please check your email for details.)
Session 2: July 6-July 24 | 7:30 am – 11:30 am | Virtual

Health2020-05-21T16:50:44+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 3, 2020 – June 23, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am – Virtual (If registered, check your email for details.)

Session 2 (12th grade only): July 6 – July 24, 2020, 7:30 am – 11:30 am – Virtual (If registered, check your email for details.)

Computer Applications2020-05-21T17:08:05+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 3-23 | 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm | Virtual (If registered, please check your email for details.)
Session 2: July 6-July 24 | 7:30 am – 11:30 am | Virtual

Geometry2020-05-21T17:20:56+00:00

Full year academic credit.  This standard first course covers the required concepts of Euclidean Geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Areas of study include angles, parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, rectilinear figures, polygons, circles and arc, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Special topics covered include coordinate and spatial geometry, introductory trigonometry, constructions, and loci.

Students who take this original credit course must have met the course pre-requisites of a 93 or higher in Algebra I or an 87 or higher in Accelerated Algebra I.

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 either summer session 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.

Students are required to attend both summer sessions and complete 30 hours of online work between sessions through UT High School. This course is officially a UT High School course and will be a transfer credit to St. Thomas. The course will be online and facilitated by a St. Thomas faculty member.  The coursework, other than the 30 hours completed between sessions, must be completed under the supervision and instruction of the St. Thomas faculty member.

This course will not be included in the student’s G.P.A. but the full year credit for Geometry will count towards graduation requirements. Upon completion of the course and based on performance, the student will be placed into either Algebra II/Trigonometry or Advanced Algebra II/Trigonometry.

Students must receive their math teacher’s recommendation before registering for course.

Cost is $1600 per student. All needed materials provided except earbuds. 10th graders only.

Dates: June 3, 2020 – June 23, 2020 | 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm | Virtual (Check your email for details.)

July 6, 2020 – July 24, 2020 | Virtual

Credit Recovery2020-06-02T19:18:44+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 8 – 26 (If registered, all classes will be online. Details to come via email.)

  • 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
  • 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Science: Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • Theology: I, II, III

*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.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN THE SPRING
High School – Iron Eagle Strength & Conditioning2020-05-29T22:15:34+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 outdoors. Athletes should meet the coaches at the field 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

  • June 8 – July 23, Monday – Thursday, weekly
    • 6:00 – 7:30 pm incoming freshman only
    • 7:30 – 9:00 pm returning athletes only

Cost is $125 per athlete.


Iron Eagle Cross Country

Available to STH Cross Country Team Only.

Dates:

  • June 8 – July 25, Monday – Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Cost is $125 per athlete.

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