During the summer of 2021, Jesuit will offer rising sophomores (students in the Class of 2024) the opportunity to take the two courses listed below, Studio Art I and Computer Science. Students will receive credit for successful completion of the courses. However, the courses cannot be taken independently – students must take both, or neither. The summer courses will begin on June 7 and conclude on July 9. For more information please email Debbie Pacheco, Jesuit's assistant principal for academics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDIO ART 1 – Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of drawing in multiple mediums – graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel and paint. Each project unit emphasizes the elements and principles of design and highlights originality and diversity. This encourages integrity and distinguishes the artist individually opposed to repetitive artwork. Each unit involves live demonstration using existing models and culminates with an original piece. Each project is formally analyzed and critiqued by the instructor and peers. The 10-15 piece portfolio is the basis for acceptance into the Studio Art Honors course. Select pieces are showcased in the juried, end-of-year Celebration of the Arts exhibition. Each class is 2.5 hours long, affording the student an opportunity to experience a collegiate art setting.
COMPUTER SCIENCE – Students will learn fundamentals of programming data types, programming languages, binary to ASCII conversions, and internal and external computer components. In addition, students will learn the Unity Game Engine and code their first game using the C# programming language. This class will prepare students to succeed in AP Computer Science Principles.