Rocky Bayou Christian School’s Knights Prep Summer Academy is intended to give students an opportunity to accelerate their learning, review, or get a sneak peek of next year’s learning objectives by taking courses during the summer term. Students receive Christ-centered curriculum with a Biblical worldview. Classes begin online June 8.
The Fast Track program allows for greater flexibility with the Fall schedule by allowing for a study hall or an extra class. The Sneak Peek/ Review program provides students with the ability to preview or review material so they will be better prepared for next year.
For more information, please contact the Academy Principal, Tony Clymer (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Academy Head of Guidance, Melanie Clymer (email@example.com), to discuss details and class selection options. Some online courses may require a meeting with guidance in order to assure that the class is the best fit for the student’s schedule.
What is Knights Prep Summer Academy? Knights Prep Summer Academy comes in two forms.
- Fast Track- This is designed for students who want to get ahead. Students enroll in semester or full year courses (HS credits awarded; MS grades recorded- this counts!) These courses have an impact on your report card, transcript, and GPA
- Sneak Peek/ Review- This is designed for students who want to preview or review a course. These are “audits” only. No grades are given, no impact on transcripts or GPA.
When is registration? Registration will be open May 20th and throughout the summer. The end date cannot be moved due to Fall scheduling requirements.
How do I register? Go to www.rbcs.org > Academics > Knights Prep Summer Academy
What classes are offered? See below for a full listing of courses. Fast Track offerings are subject to Principal approval in coordination with the student’s Diploma track.
What is the price of the classes?
- Fast Track- $225 for ½ credit (one semester), $375 for full credit (full year). Limit one full credit.
- Sneak Peek/ Review- $150 (full classes- up to four full classes, no credit- these are AUDIT only and cannot be converted to credit).
When and where will the classes be held? Both Fast Track and Sneak Peek/ Review classes are online from June 8- July 24. These classes are accessible through any web browser. Extensions will NOT be available.
Will this interfere with other RBCS summer activities? No, these are Online classes that can be completed at your pace. Please contact us with specific inquiries.
Do these classes count on my transcript?
- For Fast Track, Yes. All Fast Track classes will be graded and recorded exactly as they are in the regular school year.
- For Sneak Peek/ Review, No. These classes are Audit only and will not be graded or recorded on report cards or transcripts. These classes CANNOT be converted to credits.
Can homeschoolers participate? Yes! Homeschoolers in our Umbrella and Participation programs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the program. Registration for the programs will be the same as with full time students.
How will this affect my child’s fall class schedule?
- Participants in the Fast Track program will meet with their counselor to determine the best options for the fall schedule. Typically, students replace their Fast Track class(es) with a study hall or another elective.
- Sneak Peek/ Review classes will NOT impact your fall schedule.
Can I use Fast Track to “jump ahead”? Potentially. Some classes will allow acceleration of the schedule or a jump in your track. For example, a 7th grade student who completed regular math (earning a B or higher) could take Pre-Algebra during the summer session and jump ahead to Algebra in the 8th grade. THIS IS SUBJECT TO PRINCIPAL APPROVAL. Contact your Principal for more information.
What is the refund policy? Refunds for the Fast Track and Sneak Peek programs will be offered during the first week of enrollment only. Students enrolled in Fast Track classes may request the class to be converted to an “Audit” at any time (no partial refunds) and will not receive a ‘withdraw/fail’ on their record; they will simply need to take the class in the fall.
We are offering both honor and regular courses; however, online courses may only be assigned in accordance with the designated diploma tracks. Honor courses require additional projects, while non-honor courses may have limited or no additional projects. No credit will be awarded to elementary/ middle school students for any high school course with the exception of Algebra I. (* Denotes high school courses that meet RBCS graduation requirements, but do not qualify for Bright Futures.)
Courses listed are designed for a full year (except as noted). Elementary and Middle School courses are designated as regular (non-honor) courses.
Sneak Peek and Review courses are AUDIT ONLY and cannot be converted to credit once started. Sneak Peak and Review courses will not include quizzes, tests, projects, or exams. The online program will show a “grade”, but those are for informational purposes only. No grades will be entered on transcripts or report cards. Elementary students may only enroll in core academic courses listed below.
CORE ACADEMIC COURSES
|3rd Grade Math||3rd Grade Language Arts|
|4th Grade Math||4th Grade Language Arts|
|5th Grade Math||5th Grade Language Arts|
|6th Grade Math||6th Grade Language Arts|
|7th Grade Math||7th Grade Language Arts|
|8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)||8th Grade Language Arts|
|Algebra I||English I|
|Algebra II||English III|
|Pre-Calculus (Honor only)||English IV|
|Trigonometry (½ cr, Honor only)||American Literature|
|3rd Grade Science||HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY|
|4th Grade Science||3rd Grade History & Geography|
|5th Grade Science||4th Grade History & Geography|
|6th Grade Science||5th Grade History & Geography|
|7th Grade – Life Science||6th Grade History & Geography|
|8th Grade – Earth Science||7th Grade History & Geography|
|Physical Science||8th Grade History & Geography|
|Earth Science (non-honors only)||World Geography|
|FOREIGN LANGUAGE||American History|
|French I||US Government (½ cr)|
|French II||Economics w/Fin Lit (½ cr)|
|Spanish I (non-honors only)||*Contemporary History (½ cr, non-hon only)|
|Spanish II (non-honors only)||*Florida State History (½ cr, non-hon only)|
|Spanish III (Honors)||*Vietnam Era (½ cr, non-hon only)|
ELECTIVES (½ credit, non-honor courses)
|*HS Physical Education||*Digital Arts|
|*HS Health||*Music Appreciation|
|*ACT Test Prep|
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (With the exception of the middle school category, courses are high school only and receive an elective ½ credit)
|ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION|
|Intro to Careers in Architecture & Construction|
|ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY, & COMMUNICATIONS|
|A/V Technology & Film Careers|
|Intro to Careers in Arts, A/V Technology & Communications|
|BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION|
|Office Applications I: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Publisher|
|Office Applications II: Microsoft Excel & Access|
|Small Business Entrepreneurship|
|Technology & Business|
|BUSINESS & WORKPLACE SKILLS||EDUCATION & TRAINING|
|Business Computer Information Systems||Intro to Careers in Education & Training|
|Essentials of Business||Teaching & Training Careers|
|Personal Financial Literacy|
|Banking Services Careers|
|Intro to Careers in Finance|
|GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION|
|Intro to Careers in Government & Public Administration|
|National Security Careers|
|Careers in Allied Health|
|Nursing: Unlimited Possibilities & Unlimited Potential|
|Fundamentals of Computer Systems|
|Fundamental of Digital Media|
|Fundamental of Programming & Software Development|
|Introduction to Information Technology|
|Introduction to Information Technology Support Services|
|Introduction to Network Systems|
|Network System Design|
|New Applications: Web Development in the 21st Century|
|Software Development Tools|
|Careers in Manufacturing Processes||Careers in Marketing Research|
|Introduction to Careers in Manufacturing||Introduction in Careers in Manufacturing|
|Career Explorations I||Engineering & Design|
|Career Explorations II||Engineering & Innovation|
|Keyboarding & Applications||Engineering & Product Development|
|Principles of Coding|
|TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS|
|Careers in Logistics Planning & Management Services|
|Introduction to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics|