Looking to get ahead or pursue a passion?
See all the opportunities that await high school students at Gilmour's SUMMER INSTITUTE, with exciting classes taught by some of our students' favorite faculty!
  • Fulfill your speech or health requirement or get ahead in science.
  • Free up your schedule for elective coursework or advanced courses.
  • Pursue unique course offerings including accounting, sports medicine, engineering/molecular genetics.

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  • Accounting and Personal Finance

    Dr. Linda Monitello, Instructor in Theology, US
    Accounting and Personal Finance students will teach students the basics of small business accounting in addition to essential life skills of personal financial management. There will be an emphasis placed upon the fundamentals of recording, analyzing and reporting financial information that form the basis of generally accepted accounting principles. Students will also work through real world scenarios in developing personal financial literacy.
  • Chemistry

    Chemistry is an introductory course in which the study of the fundamental properties of matter provides the foundation for the development of both qualitative and quantitative models of chemical systems. The course includes an examination of atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, periodicity, the behavior of gases, bonding, solution chemistry, equilibrium, thermo-chemistry, acids & bases, oxidation/reduction and electrochemistry. Laboratory work and related problem-solving exercises are integrated into most aspects of the year's work. This course provides students with an excellent foundation for understanding the molecular aspects of Biology.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.
  • Civic Engagement Workshop

    Brianna Lazarchik. Instructor in Theology, US
    Rooted in Gilmour Academy's mission to "develop the competence to see and the courage to act," this summer experience will immerse students in the importance of civic engagement and social action. Students will explore strategies for developing their voice through an engaging series of learning experiences, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, current events, and civic dialogue. With the goal of "creating a more humane and just society" in mind, this experience will conclude with an action-oriented experiential project that is also eligible for 15 service hours.
    This workshop requires attending on-campus sessions from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. June 14-18, 2021. The final action project will be completed independently/remotely (with instructor support) and due on Friday, June 25. It is strongly recommended that students plan to attend the full week of in-person sessions. However, some alternate/virtual options may be available for exceptional circumstances. Please contact Ms. Lazarchik at lazarchikb@gilmour.org in advance of registering if you or your student has a scheduling conflict but still would like to enroll.
  • Engineering Molecular Genetics Research

    Dr. Edward Turk, Instructor in Science, US; Department Chair, Science
    This is a projects-based course in which teams of students review the primary literature for cutting-edge engineering solutions to the field of molecular genetics. Each team reproduces and enhances the solution by following authentic engineering design principles. Projects include fabrication of a camera-microscope system for photographing genetically-engineered microorganisms, the coding of a robot that performs a molecular genetics experiment, or the engineering of a magnetic system for the separation of biomolecules. The technology that is built in class will then be used in an authentic investigation that rigorously follows the scientific method. The final exam is a public presentation of the results in a setting that is similar to a science fair and includes a written document, a poster presentation, a live demonstration, and an oral question and answer session by the audience and teacher. Team members with appropriate pre-requisite classes will take a leadership role in coding or robotics or molecular genetics or writing a scientific paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
    Prerequisite: Molecular Genetics Research
  • Intro to Clinical Anatomy

    Ms. Santana, University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute Athletic Trainer
    This course is an introduction to anatomy and its applications, allowing students to determine their focus in the many professions that this knowledge base will provide. The course will outline the main areas of anatomy and systems of the body with emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. The students will learn identification, management, and treatment for the various injuries and illnesses that occur in these systems. Several topics that affect the functioning of the body will be addressed through health and nutrition as well.

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  • Health

    Dr. James Gutowski, Director of Academic Services; Instructor in Latin, US
    Ms. Meagan Fowler, Director, Student Support Services
    This course provides an understanding of the responsibility we have for our individual health status and the impact of decision-making. Targeted content focuses on developmental and life issues of high school freshmen. The primary themes are personal decision-making, adaptation, and establishing a foundation for health literacy. The goal of this course is to explore major personal topics and to apply them in order to achieve, maintain, and promote high-level health.
  • Learning Skills

    Whitney Daly, Director of Holy Cross Mission Integration
    This class prepares incoming ninth graders for high school curriculum. Students will examine their learning styles and develop skills in time management, organization, note taking, studying and test taking. The course will also explore the importance of critical thinking, problem solving and active reading.
  • Molecular Genetics Research

    Dr. Edward Turk, Instructor in Science, US; Department Chair, Science
    This is a hands-on science elective in which students participate in an authentic molecular genetics research project. Students perform PCR, gel electrophoresis, plasmid construction, gene cloning, and other techniques typically found in a college research lab. Students can participate in the project for 1 or more semesters and their work will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Most importantly, students get to experience true science firsthand.
  • Physics

    In this course students will gain a functional understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics. Through modeling, guided inquiry, group discussion, and hands-on investigations, students will explore topics in experimental design, logic, kinematics and mechanics (motion, forces, and energy). We will guide them in discovering the nature of science while they develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills by designing their own experiments, engineering and building their own structures, analyzing their data, and communicating their results to others. This course focuses on developing concepts, principles and skills that will provide a solid framework for further study of science.
  • Speech

    Mr. Polak
    Speech is a one semester speech elective which can be taken by students who are looking to fulfill their speech requirement. This class is designed to help students develop their skills in public speaking. They learn the speech preparation process, how to combat stage fright and how to adapt to different speaking situations. Students will cover topics such as composing their own orations, interpreting other orator’s works, persuasive speaking, informative speaking, and debate. We also will address the changing demands of technology by covering how to effectively use PowerPoint presentations. This class is an excellent introduction to the art of public speaking and both prepares students for successful speaking in their future endeavors as well as to continue on into competitive speech.
  • Sports Medicine

    Ms. Santana, University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute Athletic Trainer
    This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of human anatomy, mechanism of injury, and the profession of athletic training. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how injuries occur, how to treat and care for them, and how to prevent them. Students will also be able to understand physiological principles as they relate to sport performance.

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