STEP 1. READ/PRINT: SUMMER PROGRAM FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN
STEP 2. REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE BELOW.
Fairfield Prep offers several options for incoming freshmen. The Foundations of Technology and Coding course is credit bearing (no absences permitted), and covers all the necessary technology skills that will be used to support the learning process in all subject areas. Additional enrichment courses are available, including: Effective Writing Level 1, Effective Reading &Study Skills, and Intro to Algebra 1.
I. Effective Writing, Level I (Enrichment)
The purpose of this course is to create for the student a sense of the paragraph (development by description, narration, explanation, example, simple definition) and experience basic English sentence patterns. Parts of speech are identified, functions defined, and common usage mastered. Students are also taught how to logically develop their thoughts. Textbook purchase if required-purchasing information will be provided after student is registered in the summer program.
II. Effective Reading and Study Skills (Enrichment)
This course will equip students with the reading skills and study techniques needed to achieve academic success in a college preparatory environment. During the four weeks of the course, we will read one selection from the summer reading list for incoming freshmen. We will also learn and practice a number of essential study skills including time management, note taking, test preparation and test taking.
III. Introduction to Algebra I (Enrichment)
The mastery of certain mathematical skills is absolutely crucial for the comprehension of algebraic concepts. On this premise the course will first review fundamental concepts in mathematics and then cover topics which will be taught in the first semester of Algebra I:
Students learn the basic skills of manipulating exponents, working with polynomials, rational and irrational expressions, quadratics, and solving word problems through the use of factoring and other techniques. Students also learn to solve and graph linear equations and inequalities, work with functions, exponents, systems of equations, and radical and quadratic equations.
IV. Foundations of Technology and Coding (Credit Bearing-no absences permitted)
Foundations of Technology and Coding is a required one semester or summer course for all freshman and transfer students. The first part of this course will introduce students to the iPad as an educational tool. Students will enroll in all necessary systems and learn about important schoolwide iPad apps including, but not limited to, Schoology, Google Drive, Notability, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Students will also learn about Digital Citizenship. The second part of this course will introduce students to coding languages including, but not limited to, Swift, Java and Python.