Summer Spark Info & Courses

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Class size is limited, and enrollment and scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • dTHS reserves the right to cancel any offerings due to under-enrollment or other circumstances.
  • dTHS will notify all registrants of final course/class decisions as follows:
    • JUNE 10 Summer School Semester 1, Camp Eco-Botics, Summer Spark, Summer Sports
    • JUNE 26 Summer School Semester 2, Camp Eco-Botics, Summer Spark, and Summer Sports
  • FORMS
    • dTHS requires the following documents to have a “wet signature.” Please print, sign, and return the required Registration Agreement and Emergency Medical Form. These forms must be mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered to dTHS by June 7. Upon completion of registration the relevant links will be emailed to you, also, as a reminder.
    • dTHS STUDENTS ONLY : dTHS requires the following documents to have a “wet signature.” Please print, sign, and return the required Course Approval form for academic classes.

REFUND POLICY

  • If a student withdraws on or before May 11, 2018, 100% of the course fees will be refunded. The $100 registration fee will not be refunded.
  • If a student withdraws between May 12 and June 18, 40% of the course fee(s) will be refunded. The $100 registration fee will not be refunded.
  • If a student withdraws for any reason on June 19 or any time thereafter, no refund(s) will be authorized.
  • If a student is dismissed or terminated from the course, no refund(s) will be authorized.
  • dTHS will notify all registrants of final course/class decisions as follows: June 10-Summer School Semester 1, Summer Spark, Summer Sports, and Camp Eco-Botics June 26- Summer School Semester 2, Summer Sports, and Camp Eco-Botics
  • A full 100% refund will be made in all cases when a class is cancelled by the school. The registration fee will also be refunded, if you registered for only the one cancelled class.

ATTENDANCE / TARDY POLICY / PACING

  • Due to the large volume of material covered, daily attendance is required. Three 10-minute tardies or 2 absences per session for any reason may result in dismissal from the course.
  • Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late will be considered absent. Teachers will keep daily attendance. There will be no refunds in cases where students are dismissed or terminated from the course.
  • Summer School classes are conducted with a short schedule in mind. Therefore, to help optimize success, students should be prepared to work both in school and at home in order to master the material. Some students will need additional tutoring outside of the summer class, so families should plan accordingly.

TRANSPORTATION

There is no dTHS bus transportation available for Summer 2018. Parking and driving information will be provided to all registered students. The campus is available for student drop-off beginning at 7:30am.

DRESS CODE

Summer Session dress is informal but must be tasteful and modest in nature. The school reserves the right to decide if students are appropriately dressed. No provocative or revealing attire may be worn. No torn clothes, bare feet, or bare midriffs are acceptable.

LUNCH / SNACKS

Students may bring snacks or lunch onto campus. Students are discouraged from bringing non-kosher food onto campus. Vending machines are available on campus.

ACADEMIC CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

  • All academic classes are UC and CSU approved as indicated in the course descriptions.
  • dTHS STUDENTS: Please review the “Course Approval Process 2018” letter. If you receive a “D” in a course, we STRONGLY urge you to remediate this course to ensure your eligibility to apply to colleges including the University of California and/or the California State University systems. The UC and CSU Systems require grades of “C-” or higher. dTHS summer school courses will be reported directly on your high school transcript and factored into your GPA.
  • NON-dTHS STUDENTS: Please speak with your respective college counselors. dTHS will provide transcripts upon written request.

TEXTBOOKS

Students/parents are responsible for purchasing textbooks through an outside vendor, MBS Direct. Their website will be available starting May 18 for online ordering.

LOCKERS

Due to our summer cleaning efforts, lockers are not available over the summer for students

STUDENT IDs

We are a controlled access campus and all of our students are required to be in possession of a picture student ID.   All returning dTHS students should keep their existing IDs for access. For any new dTHS students or students joining us from other schools, students should visit the main office on their first day (after class or Sports or Spark or Eco-Botics) and have their pictures taken. The student IDs usually take 1 day to turn around and we will give teachers the ID cards to distribute back to any students who are in need of one. Students should then make sure they are in possession of their ID each time they are on campus.

PARKING, DROP OFF/PICKUP

There is no dTHS bus transportation available for Summer 2018. The campus is available for student drop-off beginning at 7:30AM. Parking spots are available for student drivers. We will ask students to park on Level 1 of our parking structure and obey all requests from our security officials. Please inquire in the office on your first day for the paperwork needed to park on campus. Students will be issued parking placards on their first day of class that must be returned after their last class. Per our Conditional Use Permit, families and students are asked to enter our campus heading Eastbound on Vanowen. Left turns into the campus heading Westbound on Vanowen are prohibited. Turning onto neighboring streets and making U-Turns are also prohibited. Please respect our neighbors.

2017-2018 Parent/Student Handbook

For students entering grades 8-12
Algebra I Refresher
Jedi Leadership
Seeing My Time
Study Skills
Techniques for Writing Well

Algebra 1 Refresher

Dates: June 19 – July 19 (No School July 4)
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $472 (Full Course)
Teacher: Robert Ahdoot
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Pre-requisite: Algebra 1
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Any high school student will tell you that having a solid grasp on main math concepts is the key ingredient for success in higher level math classes. This course is designed to reinforce algebra skills such as factoring, simplifying radicals, and solving quadratic equations, in order to prepare them for Geometry or Algebra 2. Students will hone their problem solving and critical thinking skills and gain confidence to solve complex mathematical problems.

Jedi Leadership: Lead and Follow Like a Master

Dates: June 19 – July 19
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Teacher: Gregg Keer
Transcript Pass/No Pass

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this fun and effective course, students will learn a variety of leadership and communication skills — some inspired by Yoda and his Jedi family — that will help them make the most of their pre-college years. Lessons will cover such topics as activating self-esteem, self-advocacy, public speaking, delegating, helping others, self-care, time management, and more. Activities will include role-playing, brief writing exercises, organizational planning, team building, speeches, and engaged film viewing.

Seeing My Time: Time Management

Dates:   June 20 – July 18 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 8am-10am
Cost: $436 (Full Course)
Teacher: Tami Bandel
Transcript Pass/No Pass
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Materials are included
Students are encouraged to take this course concurrently with Techniques for Writing Well, Study Skills, Algebra I Refresher, and Leadership.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course takes an innovative approach to time management. It draws upon neuroscience and educational principles to create time-management strategies that actually work.  The course is unique because it does not begin with strategies, instead, it begins with the brain and understanding how our brains’ strengths and weaknesses effect our behavior. By understanding your brain, you will have the hope and motivation to change behavior and use the effective strategies taught throughout the course.

Achieve success with Seeing My Time:

  • Learn planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Use concrete tools to get things done and reach goals
  • Develop effective paper management
  • Build metacognition or self-reflection needed to change behaviors
  • Increase motivation to manage time

Techniques for Writing Well

Dates: June 20 – July 18 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 10:15am-1:15pm
Cost: $754 (Full Course)
Teacher: Tony Soltis
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.
Students are encouraged to take this course concurrently with Seeing My Time, Study Skills, Algebra I Refresher, or Leadership.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is designed to strengthen writing skills from the sentence level through the multi-paragraph essay. Students in this course will ultimately learn how to effectively communicate their ideas to their respective target audiences. In addition to learning proper grammar and effective sentence and paragraph structure, students will develop their abilities to describe and explain their ideas cogently and with clarity. We will explore the writing process by utilizing various pre-writing, drafting, and revising strategies and make extensive use of the workshop method so that we can learn how to become better writers together. Types of assignments will include personal, expository, and persuasive essays, creative writing pieces, and literary analyses of short works.

Study Skills

Dates: June 19 – July 19
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10:15am-1:15pm
Cost: $636 (Full Course)
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.
Students are encouraged to take this course concurrently with “Techniques for Writing Well, Seeing My Time, Algebra I Refresher, or Leadership.”

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to prepare students to handle the rigors of a middle school/high school education by helping them understand how to make the best use of the tools of successful students. Students in this course will learn organizational, procedural, and time-management strategies for successfully handling academic tasks both inside and outside the classroom. Special attention will be paid to the active listening, reading, note-taking, and studying strategies that are the hallmarks of successful students. After learning and practicing these important skills and strategies, students will feel prepared and confident to handle the workload of a middle school/high school education.

Study Skills (Pick any 5 classes)
Dates: June 19 – July 19
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10:15am-1:15pm
Cost: $318 (Any 5 classes)
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students choose ANY 5 classes to attend—perfect for those who need a flexible schedule, but want to drop by to learn specific study skills. Contact us for more information.

Combo: Techniques for Writing Well and Study Skills–Save $136

Dates: June 19 – July 19 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:15am-1:15pm
Cost: $1254 (Both Courses)
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Teacher: Tony Soltis
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take both Techniques for Writing Well and Study Skills for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential academic skills for the upcoming school year.

Combo: Study Skills and Algebra 1 Refresher — Save $118

Dates: June 19 – July 19
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10:15am-3:30pm
Cost: $990 (Both Courses)
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Teacher: Robert Ahdoot
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take both Study Skills and Algebra I Refresher for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential academic skills for the upcoming school year.

Combo: Seeing My Time and Techniques for Writing Well — Save $118

Dates: June 20 – July 18 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday. Wednesday, Friday
Time: 8:15am-1:15pm
Cost: $1072 (Both Courses)
Teacher: Tami Bandel
Teacher: Tony Soltis
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take both Seeing My Time and Techniques for Writing Well for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential academic skills for the upcoming school year.

Combo:  Jedi Leadership and Krav Maga — Save $112

Dates: June 19 – July 19 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 1:00-4:45pm
Cost: $954 (Both Courses)
Teacher: Gregg Keer
Teacher: Ashley Sage
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take both Leadership and Krav Maga for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential life skills for the upcoming school year.

Combo: Seeing My Time, Techniques for Writing Well, Study Skills, and Algebra I Refresher—Save $226

Dates: June 19 – July 19 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00am-1:15pm
Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15am-3:30pm
Cost: $2072 (Four Courses)
Teacher: Tami Bandel
Teacher: Tony Soltis
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Teacher: Robert Ahdoot
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take Seeing My Time, Techniques for Writing Well, Study Skills, and Algebra I Refresher for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential academic skills for the upcoming school year.

Combo: Seeing My Time, Techniques for Writing Well, Study Skills, Jedi Leadership, and Krav Maga—Save $302

Dates: June 19 – July 19 (No School July 4)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00am-4:45pm
Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15am-3:00pm
Cost: $2690 (Five Courses)
Teacher: Tami Bandel
Teacher: Tony Soltis
Teacher: Molly Bogad
Teacher: Gregg Keer
Teacher: Ashley Sage
Students will have frequent breaks and should bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.
Transcript Pass/No Pass
No textbook required.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Take Seeing My Time, Techniques for Writing Well, Study Skills, Jedi Leadership, and Krav Maga for a discounted rate! Taken together these courses will help hone essential academic skills for the upcoming school year.