Academics 2011
Academic Summer School

Academic Summer School 2017

Summer school for-credit High School classes are designed to help students ease the congestion of classes during the regular school year and provide more course options. Students may choose to take required classes in the summer to augment their high school portfolio or explore new interests. All courses are hands-on, project-oriented and focus on real-life applications. Projects will integrate topics from other POPCS courses for added curricular reinforcement. Assignments are mostly completed in class with limited outside work required.

There is a $25.00 registration fee, as well as the cost of the class.

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Digital Design and Communications A (D2C) (1 semester credit) is no longer a required course.  These summer classes have been cancelled.


HEALTH – this class is required for Seniors in 17-18 class only.

May 30-June 9 (1st week T-F/2nd week M-F), 8:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.‚Äč**

For incoming 10th graders and above.

Cost: $350

Instructor:  Mrs. Karen Blackwell, POPCS Health Teacher and Coach

This course is a comprehensive health. Students will be studying personal physical and emotional health concepts, anatomy, nutrition, fitness, sex education, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Teaching strategies will include lectures, discussions, guest speakers, laboratories, and problem solving and additional enrichment activities.

Students need to bring their iPad to class each day.


Choose one week:  June 5-9     or   June 12 – 16   or   June 26 – 30

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For Incoming Sophomores and Juniors

Cost: $175.00

Instructor:  Ms. Karin Rogers

CCP prepares high school students for further education and careers beyond the high school environment. This course utilizes a variety of techniques to assist the student in identifying their personal interests and then translating those interests into college course selections and potential career opportunities. Students will investigate the collegiate application process and scholarship opportunities. Life application skills are also introduced.

This course is required for graduation.

SPEECH (Communication Applications)        

Choose one week:  June 12-16 (M-F), 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or June 19-23, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

** For incoming 10th graders and above.

Cost:  $350.00

Instructor:  Dr. Sharla Schimelpfenig, POPCS English Department Head

Earn a full semester credit for speech in just one week!  This course is an introduction to the art of public speaking, including the four major speech types: informative, persuasive, extemporaneous, and oral interpretation.  Basic speech structure and outline formation are taught. Through research and practice, students will write and present speeches, using a variety of presentation approaches to gain confidence in their skills as a public speaker.