Schedules at a Glance

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  • Session I: June 7 - 25

    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Bishop’s Rocks
    June 21 - July 2**
    10:15-11:45 p.m.
    12:15-1:45 p.m.
    Film and Digital Media I
    June 7-25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Health
    June 7 - 25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Heath (virtual)
    June 7-25
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Honors Biology Prep
    June 7 - 18**
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    Intensive Writing (virtual)
    June 7 - 11*
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature
    June 7 - 25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (virtual)
    June 7 - 25
    4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Musical Theater***
    June 7 - 25
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
    The Prophetic Voice
    June 7 - 25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    Race and Religion in America
    June 7 - 25
     
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Visual Arts Studio
    June 7 - 25
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    *denotes one-week class; ** denotes two-week class; ***Musical Theater is designed as an "all-day class" (not morning or afternoon)
  • Session II: June 28 - July 16

    Course
    Dates
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Film and Digital Media II
    June 28 - July 16
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Health
    June 28 - July 16
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Immersion Dance***
    June 28 - July 16
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Intensive Chinese I (Part A)*
    June 28 - July 2* 
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Intensive Chinese I (Part B)*
    July 5 - 9*
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Intensive Writing (virtual)
    June 28 - July 2*
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Introduction to Biblical Literature
    June 28 - July 16
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Introduction to Neuroscience: The Brain and Behavior
    June 28 - July 14**
     
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m
    Literature and Writing Workshop
    June 28 - July 16**
     
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Math 3 Prep 
    June 28 - July 16**
    8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    Math 4 Prep
    June 28 - July 16**
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    My Fictional Autobiography 
    July 12 - July 16*
    12:30-3:30 p.m.
    *denotes one-week class; ** no class on July 5; *** Immersion Dance is intended to be a full-day class with a 30 minute lunch break although you can sign up for just morning or afternoon.

Course Descriptions

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  • Session I: June 7 - 25

    Bishop’s Rocks (grades 6-9)
    *June 21 - July 2 (two-week class)
    Two sections available:
    10:15-11:45 a.m. and 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. |$225
    “Bishop’s Rocks” is an ensemble class that offers young musicians an opportunity to express themselves creatively and have fun “jamming” with other students in a fun and relaxed setting.  This session emphasizes music of the 1980s/90s and will introduce musical and mental skills involved in creative music making: scales, 10 musical structure, storytelling, and beginning music theory.  “Bishop’s Rocks” is recommended for students of all instruments with at least one year of playing experience.  The class will culminate with a short performance.  This course will be taught on campus only.

    Film and Digital Media I (grades 9 - 12)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,650
    This hands-on production course is an introduction to film and digital media for credit. Through a series of assignments and independent video projects, students will learn techniques associated with filmmaking like montage, editing and sound design. Students will direct and edit their own projects while considering the works of contemporary video artists, filmmakers and digital artists. With an emphasis on proper use of cinema equipment, students will be able to check out cameras, lenses and sound equipment for use in the course. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Health (grades 9 and 10)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,650
    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, CPR, First Aid, and safety, 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. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Health (Virtual) (grades 9 and 10)
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,650
    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, CPR, First Aid, and safety, 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.

    Virtual instruction note: Bishop’s believes the Heath curriculum is best taught when students can engage in person and communicate more effectively in discussions that naturally flow during this course.  However, we are offering the course virtually using Zoom.  In this model, students participate remotely each day, learning both synchronously and asynchronously.  Expectations are that students must be prepared to fully participate in all discussions and must avoid all distractions that would interfere with a successful completion of the course material (including travel during class time, interactions with people not in the class, and electronic diversions).

    Honors Biology Prep (grades 11 and 12)
    *June 7 - 18 (two-week class)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,100
    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.  This course will be taught on campus only.

    Intensive Writing (virtual) (grades 10-12)
    *June 7 - 11 (one-week class)
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$430
    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. This course will be taught virtually only.
     
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (grades 10-12)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,650
    This course introduces the many writings compiled into the Bible over a millennium. Selected texts and narrative themes from the Bible 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. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Introduction to Biblical Literature (Virtual) (grades 10-12)
    4:30 - 8:30 p.m.|$1,650
    This course introduces the many writings compiled into the Bible over a millennium. Selected texts and narrative themes from the Bible 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.

    Virtual instruction note: Bishop’s believes the Religion curriculum is best taught when students can engage in person and communicate more effectively in discussions that naturally flow during this course.  However, we are offering the course virtually using Zoom. In this model, students participate remotely each day, learning both synchronously and asynchronously.  Expectations are that students must be prepared to fully participate in all discussions and must avoid all distractions that would interfere with a successful completion of the course material (including travel during class time, interactions with people not in the class, and electronic diversions).

    Musical Theater (grades 9-12)
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m|$1,650
    In Musical Theater, students will study and hone their skills in singing, dancing and acting, while using their gained knowledge to rehearse and perform a show. This credit course is open to rising freshmen through seniors. Based on the number of students enrolled and their skill level, Ms. Cory and Dr. Micu will choose a musical, and students will audition for parts on the afternoon of the first day. Students should be prepared to be busy singing, acting and dancing all day long, with structured classes in the morning, building skills for successful auditions and performance, and rehearsals of the musical in the afternoons. The class will culminate in a performance of the musical on the final day. Students will need to bring appropriate attire, footwear, and a water bottle. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    The Prophetic Voice (grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,650
    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. This course meets a graduation requirement. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Race and Religion in America (grades 10-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m. |$1,650
    Jim Wallace, the author of America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to the New America, says: “America’s problem with race has deep roots, with the country’s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation’s original sin.” In this course, we will explore the religious and theological foundations of racial categories and racist ideology across various American congregational communities, as well as the role of religion in propagating racist ideas in order to understand debates on American identity and belonging. This course meets a graduation requirement. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Visual Arts Studio (grades 9-12)
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,680 (includes supplies fee)
    This is a 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.  This course will be taught on campus only.
  • Session II: June 28 - July 16

    Film and Digital Media II (grades 9-12)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Literature
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.|$1,650
    This course for-credit class expands on Film and Digital Media I. Students will advance their editing and shooting techniques with animation, special effects, professional lighting and sound. Students will have the option of creating projects in film, video, electronics, installation and sound art. Cameras, lenses, lighting and sound equipment will be available to check out for use in the course. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Health (grades 9 and 10)
    Two sections available:
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m|$1,650
    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, CPR, First Aid, and safety, 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. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Immersion Dance Project (grades 9-12)
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|$1,650
    This is 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. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Intensive Chinese 1 Through Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Skits  (Part A) (grades 7-10)
    *June 28 - July 2  (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$430
    Designed for students who will be taking Chinese 1A, Chinese 1B, Chinese 1 or Chinese 2 classes in the 2021-2022 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to help students build a solid foundation in Chinese pronunciation, character reading, and character handwriting skills. Through a collection of rhymes, songs and skits, this course covers the vocabulary and grammatical structures in L. 1 to L. 5 of the textbook Integrated Chinese Vol. 1 and introduces supplementary vocabulary and expressions to help students reach the Novice-Mid level in ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Intensive Chinese 1 Through Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Skits  (Part B) (grades 7-10)
    *July 5 - 9  (one-week class)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m. |$430
    Designed for students who will be taking Chinese 1B, Chinese 1 or Chinese 2 classes in the 2021-2022 school year, this non-credit one-week course aims to solidify students' Chinese pronunciation, character reading, and character handwriting skills through skit/story writing and performance. This course covers the vocabulary and grammatical in L. 6 to L. 10 of the textbook Integrated Chinese Vol. 1 and introduces supplementary vocabulary and expressions to help students reach the Novice-High level in ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Intensive Writing (virtual) (grades 10-12)
    *June 28 - July 2 (one-week class)
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$430
    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. This course will be taught virtually only.

    Introduction to Biblical Literature (grades 10-12)
    12:30 - 4:30 p.m.|$1,650
    This course introduces the many writings compiled into the Bible over a millennium. Selected texts and narrative themes from the Bible 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. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Introduction to Neuroscience:  The Brain and Behavior (grades 9-12)
    12:30 - 2:30 p.m.|$660
    Brain activity literally drives everything we think, feel, and do – and you’ll learn how it all happens.  We’ll discover out how nerve cells talk to each other, and we’ll use that information to explore important questions about who we are.  How do we sense things, and do we all sense them the same?  Why do some things feel really good (or bad), and how can those feelings spur us to action?  How do we remember all of this stuff, and how does perception change with age, experience, or illness?  Using classroom lessons and hands-on demonstration, students will learn about the biological basis of human experience, behavior, and memory. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Literature and Writing Workshop (grades 9 and 10)
    12:30 - 3:30 p.m.|$1,150
    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. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    Math 3 Prep (grades 7-9)
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.|$770
    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 equations and graphs, distinguishing linear data from nonlinear data, inequalities, introduction to congruence and triangles geometrically, solving basic equations, and the rules of exponents. This course is designed for students who want to strengthen their pre-algebra skills in preparation for greater success in Bishop's Math 3. The course is open to non-Bishop’s students who want to review these skills. This course will be taught on campus only.

    Math 4 Prep (grades 9-11)
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|$770
    This course introduces the basic concepts of algebra, including types of numbers and their properties, variables, operations with expressions, operations with equations, exponents, radicals, polynomials, solving linear and quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, solving single variable inequalities and linear inequalities, working with rational expressions, and graphing linear and quadratic functions.  This course introduces functions both algebraically and graphically.  Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed for future work in math, problem-solving techniques, logic, and applications to real-world situations.  Technology is used in the classroom to help students make and exploit connections among various representations of functions.  This is a non-credit class, but it will support student learning for those preparing for Math 4 that need additional support to ensure their continued success in the Bishop's Math Department. This course will be taught on campus only.
     
    My Fictional Autobiography (grades 10-12)
    *July 12-16 (one week class)
    12:30-3:30 p.m.|$430
    In this writing-intensive, workshop-style course, students will explore the lives they haven’t lived. Over the course of the week, we will read selections of memoir and autobiographical fiction and engage in a daily writing practice, building toward the composition of a short, fictional autobiography. You’ll be amazed by what you can produce in one week of intensive reflection, discussion, and writing. Class time will be devoted to close reading and discussing, generative writing, drafting, peer review, and revision. This course will be taught on campus only.
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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.