Summer

Credit Courses

Upper School Academic Courses for Credit

Lancaster Country Day School for-credit summer courses cover the content of academic year classes, allowing students to advance, or to focus on a particular area of study for approximately five 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 courses are worth 1.00 credit, which is equivalent to an LCDS Upper School class held during the academic year. The credit will appear on an LCDS transcript. For five weeks in June to July, courses meet four hours per day, five days per week. The cost for each course is  $800. 

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. 
 

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

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  • Biology

    Instructor:  Dr. Juliette Winterer

    Prerequisites:
    • For students entering grades: 9-12
     
    Meeting Times:
    • June 15 to July 17, 2020
    • 8 AM to 12:00 PM each day.

    Course Description: 
    The objectives of this course are to help students see science as a process of inquiry as well as a body of knowledge, to learn the basic principles and facts of biology, and to acquire skills such as the manipulation of lab equipment, observation, record keeping, critical data analysis, and scientific presentation. Course content includes ecology, cell anatomy and physiology, cellular reproduction, genetics, pattern and process of evolution, diversity of life, and animal physiology. 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.
  • Honors Chemistry

    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 17, 2020
    • 8 AM to 12:00 PM each day.

    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 17, 2020
    • 8 AM to 12:00 PM each day.

    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.
  • Physics 1

    Instructor:  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 17, 2020
    • 8 AM to 12:00 PM each day.

    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.

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

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Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.