2013 Summer Academy
ParishVirtual Summer Academy offers challenging and enriching courses that involve a combination of traditional, classroom instruction and innovative, online course work. Inspired by research, these courses are designed, developed, and taught by Parish teachers. Students receive Parish credit for each course – please check with your school's administration in advance to be sure that credits transfer.
At Parish, we believe that school must prepare students to live and work in a new economy: powered by technology, fueled by collaboration, and driven by critical, creative thinking. In The Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner suggests that the rapid evolution of 21st century technology “compels a fundamental reconsideration of all of our assumptions about what children need to learn and how learning takes place.”
The fact that every student with a smartphone can instantly access factual information means that teaching and learning must evolve. Teachers must inspire students to collaborate with purpose; synthesize concepts; apply new ideas; and take a heightened sense of ownership for their own learning.
Course Descriptions for 2013 Summer Academy
If you are interested in taking a ParishVirtual Summer Academy course, please first consult your academic advisor at school, view Frequently Asked Questions about ParishVirtual, consider costs and benefits (for-credit Summer Academy courses cost $625), and discuss the choice with your parents or guardians. Then, register online using the link below:
When you have questions about any of the current course offerings or if there’s a course you’d like ParishVirtual to develop and offer in the future, please e-mail Dave Ostroff, Director of ParishVirtual, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, don't forget to check out ParishEXTEND summer offerings for PreK - 12th grade.