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Summer Courses

Whether your high school student wants to catch up or get ahead, K12 offers students a choice over the summer! The following summer terms are available through K12 International Academy—a private online school for grades K–12.  A variety of start date options are available.  You will be prompted to select your desired start date upon checkout. 

Full-Length Summer Terms are 90 days long. Semester-based courses are offered in math, science, social studies, English, and world languages in both comprehensive and Honors levels.

Condensed Summer Terms are 20 days long. Students can earn one full credit by taking both semesters of a course during consecutive companion terms.

K12 International Academy credits are transferrable to any K12 managed public school!  

Summer Courses

   

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  1. Archaeology (OTH031S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The field of archaeology helps us better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped shape our modern world. This course focuses on the techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artifacts are located and preserved. Finally, students learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.

    $450.00

  2. Web Design (TCH040S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    This high school technology course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of Web design, from planning page layouts to publishing a complete site to the Web. Students learn how to use HTML to design their own Web pages. The course covers basic HTML tags for formatting text, as well as more advanced tags. Through real-world design scenarios and hands-on projects, students create compelling, usable websites using the latest suite of free tools.

    $450.00

  3. Image Design and Editing (TCH030S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.
    This introductory design course is for students who want to create compelling, professional-looking graphic designs and photos. Students learn the basics of composition, color, and layout through the use of hands-on projects that allow them to use their creativity while developing important foundational skills. They use GIMP software to create a graphic design portfolio with a wide variety of projects involving the mastery of technical topics, such as working with layers and masks, adding special effects, and effectively using typefaces to create visual impact. The projects help students develop the skills they need to create and edit images of their own.

    $450.00

  4. US Government and Politics (HST402S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    This 12th Grade history course uses the perspective of political institutions to explore government history, organization, and functions. Students encounter the political culture of our country from the Declaration of Independence to the present day, gaining insight into the challenges faced by presidents, members of Congress, and other political participants. The course also covers the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court. Students learn to use primary historical documents as evidence in evaluating past events and government functions.

    $450.00

  5. Biology, Core Level, Summer Part 2 (SCI202BXS)

    This is the second semester of a two part course, offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    In this high school science course, students focus on the chemistry of living things: the cell, genetics, evolution, the structure and function of living things, and ecology. Students follow a program of online study days alternating with review-and-assessment days. Lessons include extensive animations, hands-on laboratory activities, reference book study, and collaborative activities with virtual classmates. This is the second semester of SCI202.

    $450.00

  6. Earth Science, Core Level, Summer Part 2 (SCI112BXS)

    This is the second semester of a two part course, offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    This high school course provides students with a solid earth science curriculum, focusing on geology, oceanography, astronomy, weather, and climate. The program consists of online lessons, an associated reference book, collaborative activities, virtual laboratories, and hands-on laboratories students can conduct at home. The course provides a base for further studies in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy, and gives practical experience in implementing scientific methods. This is the second semester of SCI112.

    $450.00

  7. Physical Science, Core Level, Summer Part 2 (SCI102BXS)

    This is the second semester of a two part course, offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    In this high school course, students explore the relationship between matter and energy by investigating force and motion, the structure of atoms, the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, and the interactions of energy and matter. Students develop skills in measuring, solving problems, using laboratory apparatuses, following safety procedures, and adhering to experimental procedures. Students focus on inquiry-based learning, with both hands-on laboratory investigations and virtual laboratory experiences. This is the second semester of SCI102.

    $450.00

  8. Reaching Your Academic Potential (OTH040S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    Students learn essential academic skills within the context of their learning style, individual learning environment, and long-term goals. This course helps students develop habits for more successful reading, writing, studying, communication, collaboration, time management, and concentration. It also provides insights into how the brain works when they are learning, and ways to maximize its potential.

    $450.00

  9. Algebra I, Core Level, Summer Part 2 (MTH122BS)

    This is the second semester of a two part course, offered over a condensed 4 week term.

    In this high school math course, students explore the tools of algebra. Students learn to identify the structure and properties of the real number system; complete operations with integers and other rational numbers; work with square roots and irrational numbers; graph linear equations; solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable; solve systems of linear equations; and use ratios, proportions, and percentages to solve problems. This is the second semester of MTH122.

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  10. Personal Finance (BUS030S)

    This course is offered over a condensed 4 week term.
    In this introductory finance course, students learn basic principles of economics and best practices for managing their own finances. Students learn core skills in creating budgets, developing long-term financial plans to meet their goals, and making responsible choices about income and expenses. They gain a deeper understanding of capitalism and other systems so they can better understand their role in the economy of society. Students are inspired by experiences of finance professionals and stories of everyday people and the choices they make to manage their money.

    $450.00

  11. Chinese I, Part 2 (WLG140B)

    Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. This is the second semester of WGL140.

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  12. Chinese I, Part 1 (WLG140A)

    Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar.

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