Schedules

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  • Main Session: June 15 - July 10, 2020

     
    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Literature and Writing Workshop
    June 15 - July 10
     
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Math 3 Review
    June 15 - July 10
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
     
  • Session I: June 8 - 26, 2020

     
    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Bishop’s Rocks II
    June 15 - 26**
     
    *12:15-1:45 p.m.
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    June 22 - 26*
     
    12:30-3:30 p.m.
    Health
    June 8 - 26
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    The Holocaust: Religious Questions
    June 8 - 26
     
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Honors Biology Prep
    June 8 - 19**
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    Intensive Writing
    June 8 - 12*
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (Grades 10-12)
    June 8 - 26
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Musical Theater Workshop
    June 15 - 26**
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    The Prophetic Voice
    June 8 - 26
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    Spanish 2: Preview and Review Through Stories
    June 8 - 19**
     
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Summer on Stage
    June 8 - 26
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Visual Arts Studio
    June 8 - 26
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    *denotes one-week class; ** denotes two-week class
  • Session II: June 29 - July 17, 2020


    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Chinese 2: Review and Preview Through Stories
    July 6-10*
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Health
    June 29 - July 17
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Immersion Dance***
    June 29 - July 17
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Intensive Writing
    July 13-17*
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (Grades 10-12)
    June 29 - July 17
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    *denotes one-week class; *** Immersion Dance is intended to be a full-day class with a 30-minute lunch break

Course Descriptions

List of 3 items.

  • Main Session: June 15 - July 10

    Literature and Writing Workshop (grades 9 and 10)
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.|$1,080
    This course provides a Harkness-style experience for current Bishop’s students and students who will be new to Bishop’s in the fall. Based on narrative and visual literature, students focus on conversation and writing around a variety of books and stories. This course helps improve students’ basic reading, writing and critical thinking skills through creative means as students develop their ability to read carefully and insightfully; discuss what they have read; learn what constitutes good writing; and cultivate successful writing strategies. Students will also experience the full process of essay writing as they pre-write, draft, workshop, revise and edit their compositions. The course does not count for Bishop’s English credit.
     
    Math 3 Review (grades 9-11)
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.|$1,080
    Strengthen your math skills by reviewing fractions, radicals, exponents, equations, inequalities and graphs. Focus on solving word problems and reading critically to build skills to solve problems in context. Topics covered include linear quadratic equations and graphs, distinguishing linear data from nonlinear data, inequalities and the rules of exponents. This course is designed for students with weak backgrounds in algebra and/or geometry who want to strengthen their background before tackling Math 4 at Bishop’s. The course is open to non-Bishop’s students who want to review these skills.
  • Session I: June 8 - 26

    Bishop’s Rocks II (grades 4-9)
    *June 15 - 26 (two-week class)
    12:15 - 1:45 p.m. |$225
    “Bishop’s Rocks II” is for more experienced student musicians (of all ages) interested in exploring the ways that musicians communicate with one another and their audiences through improvisation and spontaneous music making. Students will gain a deeper understanding of harmony using guide tones, transposition/playing in all keys, and expanding their creative musical vocabulary using scales, harmony and voice leading. Repertoire will be drawn primarily from the blues and jazz traditions and will introduce some of the musical and mental skills involved in creative music making and improvisation including scales, arpeggios, musical structure, “storytelling” and intermediate music theory. This ensemble is open to students of all instruments with three or more years of school or private instruction. No experience in rock, or jazz, improvisation or music theory is required, but students should be familiar with key signatures and be able to play two-octave Eb, Bb, F, C, and G (concert) major scales and be proficient at basic sight-reading. The class will culminate with a short performance/demonstration.

    Chinese 2:  Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)
    *June 22 - 26 (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$425
    Designed for students who will be taking either Chinese 2 or Chinese 3/3H classes in 2020-21 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to strengthen students’ Chinese language skills through reading, writing, and acting out stories. The stories include both traditional Chinese stories  and original stories written by the teacher and the students. Covering all the key sentence structures in the Chinese 2 course and conducted completely in Chinese, this intensive course will prepare students for both the Chinese 2 and the Chinese 3/3H classes. 
     
    Health (grades 9 and 10)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,620
    The health curriculum is designed to encourage active student involvement in the development of a healthy lifestyle. The formal units studied are: Who am I, The Adolescent Brain, Nutrition, Alcohol and Drugs and Sexuality. All of the units encourage taking responsibility for one’s own actions through the practice of skills in the areas of communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. The course satisfies Bishop’s health requirement.
     
    The Holocaust: Religious Questions (grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,620
    A study of the Holocaust focused on the moral and religious dilemmas it raises for Jews and Christians. Nearly 75 years have passed since the end of World War II and the liberation of Auschwitz. Yet, the Holocaust continues to raise complex moral and theological questions for which there are no facile answers: How did this happen? What effects has the Holocaust had upon Jewish and Christian ethics and beliefs? And, why do our framings of this history matter today? Using a range of sources, this course investigates these and other questions.NOTE:  This course includes content that is emotionally, psychologically and ethically challenging. Do not underestimate the power of this material.
     
    Honors Biology Prep (grades 11 and 12)
    *June 8 - 19 (two-week class)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,225
    Prepare yourself for the challenges of Honors Biology. This non-credit, pass/fail course exposes students to key concepts foundational to the study of advanced biology, including emergent properties and regulation of biological systems; biochemistry and molecular diversity of life; structure and function relationships; cellular metabolism; and the science practices necessary for inquiry-based investigation. This course does not satisfy Bishop’s graduation requirement in life science but is recommended for students who have not taken either a full year of Biology or Honors Chemistry, which typically are the prerequisites for Honors Biology.
     
    Intensive Writing (grades 10-12)
    *June 8 - 12 (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.|$425
    Everyone can, under the right circumstances, speak with clarity and power; one only needs a topic of personal importance and an urgent occasion. But in writing, it’s more difficult to tap into that same urgency and achieve eloquence on the page. In this introduction to creative nonfiction, students will practice generative freewriting, “writing-to-learn” exercises, experimental rhetorical devices and strategies for revision. Expect to focus your life stories, sharpen your style, produce examples of creative nonfiction (personal narrative, memoir, profiles, paeans), and, perhaps, get a jump on the college application process. Nonfiction may be grounded in real life, but it need not be any more limiting or written with any less finesse than its counterpart, fiction. 
     
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (grades 10-12)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,620
    This course introduces the many writings compiled into the Bible over a millennium. Because a semester is too short to read the Bible in its entirety, selected texts and narrative themes will be examined. Students will be exposed to the literary genres, forms and motifs which comprise these writings. The texts are placed in the historical, cultural and sociological milieu of their audience. Students learn a variety of techniques which are helpful in the analysis of Biblical texts; these techniques include analysis of form and structure, as well as genre, historical and redaction criticism. Students are encouraged to put knowledge to use as they find Biblical overtones and references in history, politics, ethics, art, literature and film. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote time outside of class to prepare and review.
     
    Musical Theater Workshop (9-12)
    *June 15 - 26 (two-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.|$950
    In Musical Theater Workshop, students will study and hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting, while using their gained knowledge to develop as performers. This non-credit course is open to rising freshmen through seniors. Students will prepare and present works from the canon of musical theater as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. The course will focus on building skills for successful auditions and performance. Students will need to bring appropriate attire and footwear. The class will culminate in a student showcase performance on the last day.
     
    The Prophetic Voice (grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,620
    According to Abraham Joshua Heschel, author of one of the most authoritative scholarly works on the Biblical prophets, the prophet is one who “sees the world with the eyes of God,” whose major activity is interference with the status quo for the sake of justice and righteousness, and who “speaks one octave too high” for the comfortable listening of most. Beginning with an exploration of the Biblical model of prophecy, this course quickly moves to primary and secondary readings of contemporary prophetic voices in our world and an examination of the violation of human rights they address, including economic justice, hunger and oppression. Among the voices heard are those of Mohandas Ghandi, Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote time outside of class to prepare and review.

    Spanish 2:  Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)
    *June 8 - 19 (two-week class)
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.|$575
    Designed for students who will be taking Spanish II in the 2020-2021 school year, this non-credit two-week course aims to strengthen students’ Spanish language skills through reading, writing and acting out stories. The stories include both traditional stories and original stories written by the teacher and the students. Covering all the key sentence structures in the Spanish IB and I courses and conducted completely in Spanish, this intensive course will prepare students to transition successfully into Spanish II.
     
    Summer on Stage (grades 9-12)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.|$1375
    This intensive and immersive theater workshop provides an opportunity for students to develop and hone their skills for both acting and directing, including character development, staging, budgeting, set and costume design, and collaboration with other members of the cast and crew. The experience allows students more stage time in front of and behind the curtain to prepare for future auditions at Bishop’s and beyond. The workshop culminates in a performance similar to Shorts offered during the regular school year.
     
    Visual Arts Studio (grades 9-12)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,645 (includes supplies fee)
    Three-week intensive art class with individualized instruction by Bishop’s faculty and mentorship culminating in an art portfolio and exhibition. Students completing 60 hours of studio practice receive one semester of a visual arts credit, with the ability to progress to advanced levels. Learn how artists use media to discover and investigate ideas. The facilities and materials are available based on student interest. Space is limited, early registration is recommended.
  • Session II: June 29 - July 17

    Chinese 2:  Preview and Review Through Stories (grades 7-10)
    *July 6-10 (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$425
    Designed for students who will be taking either Chinese 2 or Chinese 3/3H classes in the 2020-2021 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to strengthen students’ Chinese language skills through reading, writing and acting out stories. The stories include both traditional Chinese stories and original stories written by the teacher and the students. Covering all the key sentence structures in the Chinese 2 course and conducted completely in Chinese, this intensive course will prepare students for both the Chinese 2 and the Chinese 3/3H classes. 

    Health (grades 9 and 10)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,620
    The health curriculum is designed to encourage active student involvement in the development of a healthy lifestyle. The formal units studied are: Who am I, The Adolescent Brain, Nutrition, Alcohol and Drugs and Sexuality. All of the units encourage taking responsibility for one’s own actions through the practice of skills in the areas of communication, decision-making and conflict resolution. The course satisfies Bishop’s health requirement.
     
    Immersion Dance Project (grades 9-12)
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$1,550 
    A true dance company experience for hard-working students who are passionate about dance. Each day begins with a 75-minute company class followed by choreography rehearsals, costume fittings, technical rehearsals and other activities to prepare for a final evening dance concert. The workshop has 14 available spots for intermediate/advanced dancers, and it is open to current and/or previous students of The Bishop’s School’s dance program or by permission of the instructor, Ms. Donna Cory. Half-day morning/afternoon option is available if enrolled in another Bishop’s course.
     
    Intensive Writing (grades 10-12)
    *July 13 - 17 (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.|$425
    Everyone can, under the right circumstances, speak with clarity and power; one only needs a topic of personal importance and an urgent occasion. But in writing, it’s more difficult to tap into that same urgency and achieve eloquence on the page. In this introduction to creative nonfiction, students will practice generative freewriting, “writing-to-learn” exercises, experimental rhetorical devices and strategies for revision. Expect to focus your life stories, sharpen your style, produce examples of creative nonfiction (personal narrative, memoir, profiles, paeans), and, perhaps, get a jump on the college application process. Nonfiction may be grounded in real life, but it need not be any more limiting or written with any less finesse than its counterpart, fiction. 
     
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (grades 10-12)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,620
    This course introduces the many writings compiled into the Bible over a millennium. Because a semester is too short to read the Bible in its entirety, selected texts and narrative themes will be examined. Students will be exposed to the literary genres, forms and motifs which comprise these writings. The texts are placed in the historical, cultural and sociological milieu of their audience. Students learn a variety of techniques which are helpful in the analysis of Biblical texts; these techniques include analysis of form and structure, as well as genre, historical and redaction criticism. Students are encouraged to put knowledge to use as they find Biblical overtones and references in history, politics, ethics, art, literature and film. Note that this is an intensive course, and students must devote time outside of class to prepare and review.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.