Registration Dates

Registration for New Credit will open on March 11, 2019 at 8:00am. New Credit registration is now CLOSED.

Registration for Make-Up Credit will open on March 25, 2019. Click here to register.

Summer School will have two sessions: 
Session 1: May 28 to June 7
Session 2: June 11 to June 21

Class Structure:
Traditional On-Campus Courses meet daily on-campus for the whole day. (8:00am-3:00pm)

Half-day On-Campus Courses meet daily on-campus for half the day. (8:00-11:20am)

Hybrid Courses meet for two days on campus, followed by two online sessions off-campus. This cycle repeats until the Summer School session ends, with the last day of the session being an on-campus day.

For a course description, click the class titles below.

Enrichment (non-credit) $295

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  • Before the Book: Oral Storytelling in Homer's World

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    Once upon a time, humans carried the majority of their knowledge -- literature, art, science, religion, history, you name it -- in their heads. Custody of this treasure trove belonged to poets specially trained in remembering and reciting the stories of their people. How did they do it? What can we learn from them? What have we lost be transferring our knowledge to books and -- gasp! -- the internet? There is a beauty to the art of storytelling. Let's study it by examining parts of Homer's
     Iliad and Odyssey, as well as Beowulf, and maybe we'll get brave enough to create some stories of our own!
  • Beginning Podcasting

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    In this class, students will identify a topic that they would like to delve deeply into by creating, recording, producing and publishing a podcast. They will learn to record using Audacity, a free recording software program, and will learn to upload and publish their 
    podcast on the Anchor Podcasting App. This course seeks to get students to become part of larger conversation online about their particular passion, whether it's science, art, sports, religion, politics or an intersection of multiple disciplines through the growing practice of podcasting.
  • Classical Acting

    FULL-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    Students will learn the basics of performing Greek, Medieval, and/or Shakespearean theatre.
  • Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    Students will learn the history of the 
    banjo, listen to some of the great banjo players of past and present, and learn basics of how to play clawhammer style banjo. Students will learn to play songs that are common at jams. Banjo required!
  • Introduction to Films

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This course blends an examination of the creative, photographic, and technical elements of filmmaking with an analytical approach to the study of film. We will watch films and identify the ideological, social, political and economic messages embedded in film narrative, as we approach film as text. We will discuss and write about films from different eras and genres to introduce ourselves to the large scope and influence that film has had and is still having on our society.
     
  • Light in the Darkness: Dystopian Fiction as Social Critique

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This class will explore the ways in which dystopian literature reflects and critiques the culture in which it is created. We would look at early dystopian novels (Animal Farm/1984, Brave New World) and their historical context, then read a contemporary dystopian novel in its entirety (The Giver, Hunger Games, The Mazerunner,  or Divergent) and explore what it says about our current culture.
  • Myths and Fairy Tales

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    Students will explore the connection between culture and literature by examining myths and fairy tales from around the world.
     

     
  • Readiness for High School Algebra

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This is the course which prepares a student for Algebra I. It is offered to the student who needs to strengthen basic mathematical skills. It is designed for incoming freshmen who wish to make an easier transition into Algebra I.

    The topics studied include properties, order of operations, solving equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, and factoring. This is a non-credit course.
     
  • Study Skills

    HALF-DAY ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    The Study Skills course is designed to give those students who are interested in improving their basic study skills a structured format as well as practice sessions to accomplish their goals. 

    The focus of the course is the practical "hands-on" application of strategies designed to help improve the following skills:  listening, decoding specialized vocabulary, note-taking, improving memory, preparing for and taking tests, time management and organization, as well as how to read a textbook more effectively.  This is a non-credit course.

For-Credit ($590)

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  • ACT/SAT Prep

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This course includes diagnostic testing for college entrance exams, an understanding of the differences between the ACT and SAT, individualized goal setting for both tests, and special attention directed to the new essay portion of both tests. Students are required to take a scheduled National ACT and/or SAT during the semester in which the course is being taken. In addition to standardized test practice, students will also develop a college application process portfolio that includes a draft of a Personal Statement, an assessment of personal learning styles, and a resume created online through Naviance.
  • Digital Literacy & Citizenship

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This course is a general digital literacy course which ensures that all students are familiar with the requirements for technological success at Father Ryan and beyond. It includes concepts such as study skills, keyboarding, laptop care and maintenance, online codes of behavior, basic applications and troubleshooting problems with them, and understanding one’s digital identity/footprint. Other concepts covered include utilizing the web efficiently for use, evaluating information sources and digital tools, copyright laws, online safety and security. Students will utilize Office 365 throughout the course.
     
  • Economics

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This course is designed to be an introduction to basic economic and business principles that can be applied in daily life. Topics covered are insurance, credit, investments, and taxes. Emphasis is placed on money management and the making of sound consumer decisions. There are hands-on projects during the year to help students better understand the concepts and principles discussed in class.
  • Health (Wellness C)

    HYBRID COURSE

    This course is designed to give the students information they need to live a healthy life by making wise decisions concerning food, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc. Topics included are fitness, nutrition, disease, consumer information, human sexuality, family planning, mental and emotional health. Students will be required to take notes, pass skill and written tests, and participate in class discussion. Attendance, participation, and test scores will determine grades.
  • Intro to Psychology

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    This course provides an introductory study of several areas of behavior. Topics include developmental and physiological psychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, communication, motivation, emotion, testing, personality theories, behavioral disorders, therapies, and group behavior. The course format includes lectures, discussions, a research project, written essays, associated readings, objective testing, and other relevant tasks.
  • Intro to U.S. Government

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of the American form of government. The course will examine how the current form of U.S. government began; what makes it work; how it has changed in the past 230 years. Students will examine their roles in the functioning of government and will continue to learn the duties of responsible citizens.
  • Theatre I & II

    TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS COURSE

    THEATRE I: This course introduces students to the skills of reading, performance, critical viewing, and listening as it relates to the dramatic arts. Dramatic concepts are emphasized. During the course, the class may attend a selected play at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, usually in connection with Humanities Outreach in Tennessee. Attendance at this performance is required.

    THEATRE II: Theatre II continues the study of theatre and focuses on differing styles of theatre such as realism, theatricalism and musical theatre. Styles are studied and then students will work on scenes in the style to perform for the class. Design elements will be discussed and explored.
  • Theology IV: Jesus Christ: Mission in the Church

    *Please note: Students enrolling in this class must complete their service hours by the Junior due date of May 6th, 2019. If the hours are not completed by that date, the student will be dropped from the summer Theology IV class.

    **Only offered during Session 1 (May 28-June 7).

    HYBRID COURSE

    The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church. The Sacraments of Vocation are also covered in Theology IV.

Summer School Contact

List of 1 members.

  • Matthew Puryear 

    English Teacher/Moina Editor/Student Council Moderator/Boys' Lacrosse Coach/Summer School Principal
Registration for New Credit will open on March 11, 2019 at 8:00am. New Credit registration is now CLOSED.

Registration for Make-Up Credit will open on March 25, 2019. Click here to register.

Summer School will have two sessions: 
Session 1: May 28 to June 7
Session 2: June 11 to June 21

Class Structure:
Traditional On-Campus Courses meet daily on-campus for the whole day. (8:00am-3:00pm)

Half-day On-Campus Courses meet daily on-campus for half the day. (8:00-11:20am)

Hybrid Courses meet for two days on campus, followed by two online sessions off-campus. This cycle repeats until the Summer School session ends, with the last day of the session being an on-campus day.