Williston’s Summer Seminars presents a variety of offerings, taught by our expert and beloved teachers. Classes are available to current and newly-enrolled Williston students, as well as high school students from other schools who are looking to enhance their learning over the summer. Our courses will help you hone your critical thinking, analysis, and communication, setting you up for success this fall. We hope you will join us!
Course Schedule for Summer 2022
Taught by expert Williston faculty, our summer classes are small, so you can get to know your teachers and classmates, and receive personalized attention. All classes will be synchronous, but will also include engaging independent work offline.
This summer, Williston is offering both IN-PERSON and ONLINE courses.
- There are two different two-week “sessions” (a.k.a. date ranges) in which Williston will hold in-person classes:
- In-person Session 1: July 11-22
- In-person Session 2: July 25 – Aug 5
- Please note, the same courses are not offered in both sessions.
- Classes occur every weekday, Monday through Friday
- There are two class periods per day:
- Class period 1: 8:30-10 a.m
- Class period 2: 10:30 a.m.-12 Noon
- A student may choose to take only 1 class during one of these sessions, or two classes.
- Cost: $1,125 per class
- There is only one, four-week online “session” (a.k.a. date range) in which online classes are being offered this summer:
- Online session: June 20-July 15
- Classes occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- There are four class periods per day:
- Class period 1: 10-11 a.m.
- Class period 2: 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
- Class period 3: 1-2 p.m.
- Class period 4: 2:10-3:10 p.m.
- Cost: $900 per online class
What technology do I need?
- For our online courses, you need your own computer, laptop, or other tablet and a reliable internet connection
- For in-person courses, a Surface Pro computer is provided for you
- All classes are taught using Microsoft OneNote, so you’ll need a Microsoft account (which are free, if you don’t yet have one), and either the OneNote software or the ability to access it in a web browser
- Online classes are taught as Zoom video calls, so you’ll need a Zoom account, plus the ability to participate in Zoom via video and audio
Are the classes for credit?
No, the classes are not for credit.
Are the courses graded?
Students will receive ample feedback but will not receive a final grade for the course.
Are refunds available if we change our mind?
Yes; refunds will be offered before June 29 if students decide not to take the class. If a class does not meet a minimum of required registrants, the class will not be held, and families will be refunded.
Can I take both in-person sessions?
Can I take a class in both an in-person sessions, AND the online session?
Yes, as long as the times do not overlap.
Prep for Pre-Algebra*
Faculty: Mimi King
As a way for you to transition to middle school Pre-Algebra this course was developed to review and learn new math topics and improve your skills while doing engaging activities. I hope this class builds anticipation for new learning and gives you confidence in your abilities so that you are well prepared for the next level of math.
Topics will include:
- Understanding ratio and proportional relationships and using reasoning to solving problems.
- Apply and extend work with multiplication and division to fractions.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals.
- Working with order of operations.
- Apply and extend work of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
- Make connections between fractions, decimals and percent.
- Compute fluency with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
- Apply and extend understanding of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
- Solve one step equations.
- Solve real world problems involving area, perimeter and volume.
Prep for Algebra *
Faculty: Mimi King
As a way for you to transition to Algebra this course was developed to review and learn new pre-algebra topics and improve your skills while doing engaging activities. I hope this class builds anticipation for new learning and gives you confidence in your abilities so that you are well prepared for the next level of math.
Topics will include:
- Understanding powers and exponents, order of operations, and working with integers.
- Graphing on a coordinate plane.
- Applying properties and simplifying expressions.
- Solving one-step and multi-step equations and inequalities with integers and decimals.
- Understanding factors, GCF and LCM and their applications.
- Applying rules of exponents and working with scientific notation in real world situations.
- Applying previous knowledge of operation work with fractions to solving multi-step equations.
- Making real world connections with ratios, proportions and probability.
- Working with percent, fractions, proportions and decimals and their applications.