Summer

Credit Courses

Upper School Academic Courses for Credit

Due to COVID-19 and the current restrictions issued by the Governor of Pennsylvania, LCDS Summer Programs have gone virtual. Please see the revised course timeline and schedule below. In addition, we are pleased to announce the addition of two for-credit courses to the summer schedule: Organic, Polymer and Biochemistry, and Virtual Body Fitness and Wellness.

Lancaster Country Day School for-credit summer courses cover the content of academic year and trimester classes, allowing students to advance, or to focus on a particular area of study for approximately six weeks in the summer. Classes will be open to students from other schools, with a minimum class size of five students and a maximum class size of 17 students.

The full-year courses are worth 1.00 credit and trimester courses are worth .33 credits, equivalent to an LCDS Upper School class held during the academic year or trimester. The credits will appear on an LCDS transcript. For six weeks in June to July, courses meet daily from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in a blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction format. Fridays in the summer will be asynchronous instruction only. The cost for each course is $800 per 1 credit course and $265 per .33 credit course.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prior to enrollment, students from other schools should contact their school guidance counselor to confirm credit transfer and acceptance. Please click the link below to register.
 
 
Credit Course Enrollment Closes Friday, June 12 

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

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  • Honors Chemistry (CLOSED/FULL)

    Instructor:  Mrs. Lindsay Deibler-Wallace

    Prerequisites:
    • Full year of Algebra I and Honors Geometry with final grades of B or higher
    • For students entering grades: 9-12

    Meeting Times: 
    • June 15 to July 24, 2020
    • 9 AM to 12:00 PM each day. Monday-Thursday blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction; Friday asynchronous instruction.

    Course Description:
    Vodcasts will be assigned as daily homework in addition to some practice problems on corresponding worksheets. About 1-1.5 hours of homework each evening. Comprehensive weekly assessments on 2-3 units, laboratory activities, and a final exam will all contribute to the overall grade in the course.
  • Honors Geometry

    Instructor:  Ms. Katelyn Mowery

    Prerequisites:
    • A grade of B+ or higher in Algebra I, or permission of the Algebra I instructor.
    • For students entering grades: 9-12
     
    Meeting Times:
    • June 15 to July 24, 2020
    • 9 AM to 12:00 PM each day. Monday-Thursday blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction; Friday asynchronous instruction.

    Course Description: 
    By discovering the many theorems and postulates of geometry, students will improve their spatial reasoning and logic. The course includes an in-depth analysis of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry, including triangle congruence and similarity, properties of parallel lines, right triangle trigonometry, area, and volume of solids/prisms. Emphasis is placed on developing critical-thinking skills as they relate to both abstract mathematical concepts as well as real world problems. Proofs by deductive reasoning are a significant component of the
    course work. About 1-1.5 hours of homework each evening. Comprehensive weekly assessments on units and a final exam will contribute to the overall grade in the course.
  • Organic, Polymer and Biochemistry

    Instructor:  Dr. Todd Trout

    Prerequisites:
    • One full year (1.0 credit) of an honors-level high school chemistry course with a final grade of B or higher.
    • For students entering grades 11-12

    Meeting Times: 
    • June 15 to July 24, 2020
    • 9 AM to 12:00 PM each day. Monday-Thursday blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction; Friday asynchronous instruction.

    Course Description:
    This course serves as an introduction to the vast fields of organic and biochemistry. In this course we look at the chemistry of various classes of organic compounds (alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines and amides) and then, as time permits, apply that chemistry to the study of biologically important compounds. The course includes a study of instrumental methods of analysis (GC, MS, IR, NMR). This virtual course will not have hands-on laboratory instruction. Specific content will be tailored to the interests of the class. Tests and quizzes may be given on asynchronous Fridays with teacher proctoring. Homework may average up to 60 minutes per night. The course will conclude with a final exam.
  • Physics 1 (ONE SPOT LEFT)

    Instructor:  Mr. Jim Ringlein

    Prerequisite(s): 
     
    • Full year of Chemistry and Algebra II with final grades of C or higher.
    • For students entering grades: 10-12

    Meeting Times:
    • June 15 to July 24, 2020
    • 9 AM to 12:00 PM each day. Monday-Thursday blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction; Friday asynchronous instruction.

    Course Description: 
    Explore learning simulations with related worksheets assigned for homework each evening, plus related reading and a few problems/questions from the book. About 1-1.5 hours of homework each evening. A quiz will be given each Friday, and a comprehensive final on the last class day. A laboratory notebook will be required for documentation of daily experimentation.
  • Virtual Body Fitness and Wellness

    Instructor:  Mr. Chris Wilson

    Prerequisite(s): 
     
    • None
    • For students entering grades: 10-12

    Meeting Times:
    • June 15 to July 24, 2020
    • 12 PM to 1 PM each day. Monday-Thursday blended synchronous and asynchronous instruction; Friday asynchronous instruction.

    Course Description: 
    This course will incorporate fitness trackers, FitBits, Apple Watches, steps apps, pedometers, physical assessments, both indoor and outdoor fitness activities, as well as lectures, labs, quizzes, and project assignments. The students will learn how to use various equipment for strength training. The students must have reliable wifi access and be able to create video recordings with a phone or iPad to submit completed assignments. The goal is to produce health-literate students who can use the necessary tools and information to live a healthy and productive life of fitness and wellness.  Students should have had a recent physical as well as clearance from a doctor to participate in regular exercise within their limitations. Parents must sign a PAR-Q and waiver prior to activities. Grading of weekly participation, quizzes, labs, exams and assignments will be calculated for the trimester and will make up 75% of the final grade. The other 25% of the grade will be based on the final work-out plan, completed weekly during the course. The course is pass/fail. One hour per day should be allotted to completing course activities.

Contact Us

Lancaster Country Day School
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603-2491
Phone: (717) 392-2916, ext. 286

Meet our Staff

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  • Photo of Todd Trout

    Todd Trout 

    Assistant Head of School | US Science Faculty
    Bio
  • Photo of Heather Woodbridge

    Heather Woodbridge 

    Director of Global & Summer Programs
    Bio
  • Photo of Jenny Gabriel

    Jenny Gabriel 

    Head of Upper School | US History Faculty
    Bio
Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.