Loyola Scholars -- Enrichment, Immersion & Academics
Loyola Scholars offers summer programs for enrichment, immersion experiences, and classes for academic credit for incoming and current Cheverus students.
Summer Enrichment for Class of 2023
July 22-August 2, M-F, 7:45 a.m.-noon, incoming 9th graders -- $300
High School Preparation
This course is designed for rising 9th graders and includes topics in English, math and Cheverus 101. Prepare for the academic rigors of Cheverus and begin building community with your peers by attending this class. Cheverus teachers will focus on academic skills that will allow you to hit the ground running on day one whether you are enrolled in Geometry or Algebra! In English, you will focus on developing writing skills as well as reading for content and, in Cheverus 101, you will learn the first steps of being a Cheverian.
Summer Enrichment Highlights
Daily Academic Classes:
- Critical Reading
- Organizational Skills and Cheverus 101
Students participating in the summer enrichment program must attend both weeks of the two-week session. Loyola Scholars are expected to be on time for an assembly every day at 7:45 a.m. each morning that the program is in session. The regular dismissal happens at 12:00 p.m.
Cheverus Bridge Program
According to our academic policy, students who earn an A- in a college prep class can move to an honors course in that subject in the next year. Students who earn a B in an honors class can maintain enrollment in honors or AP classes for the following year. Students who request a variance from this policy in our Math classes may be directed to complete our bridge program courses to prepare themselves for additional rigor.
Math Bridge Program
July 9 - August 20, Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Grades 10-12 -- $300
Students interested in jumping a level in math or securing a foundation to head into the next fall can sign up for this bridge program. The Cheverus Math department has class-specific summer materials to help students ready themselves for the increased rigor of the next school year. This program is an equal mix of independent study and direct instruction led by a Cheverus Math teacher. Students will be expected to meet on campus for two hours a week and complete approximately three hours a week of homework.
Introduction to Coding ** -- Class is Full; Registration Closed
July 8-19, M-F, 8:00-11:00 a.m., ½ credit, Grades 9-12 -- $300
Learn the basics of how computer programs work -- even if you’ve never done any programming before! Students in this hands-on course will use online coding tools like MIT’s Scratch to learn programming concepts in an interactive environment. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science via Python programming language, including variables, user input, control structures, functions with parameters and return values, and basic graphics. Students explore sample programs, solve problems, and complete challenging projects.
Introduction to Theatre **
July 8-19, M-F, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ½ credit, Grades 9-12 -- $300
In this course, students will study Thornton Wilder’s classic American play, “Our Town.” After a close reading of the play, students will participate in critical discussions and begin the process towards understanding what it means to be part of an ensemble with the purpose of telling a story. Students will participate in improvisational acting exercises and theatre games in a safe, supportive environment to develop this understanding. Many individual scenes in the play will be rehearsed with the ultimate goal of a “polished performance” (at the conclusion of the term) in mind. The universal beauty and power of Wilder’s play will be the foundation for our learning about the theatrical text, production and performance. A “willing suspension of disbelief” (Coleridge) is all that is required to enroll.
Writing the College Application Essay
August 12 - 15, M-Th, Rising Seniors (Class of 2020) -- $200
Session 1: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (limit 12 students)
Session 2: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (limit 12 students)
This four-day course allows rising seniors the opportunity to take the time to formulate and reflect upon one of the most significant pieces of writing they will produce as a high school student. What better time to formulate an essay without the pressure of an early action or early decision deadline looming. Your transcript and resume provide college admissions officers with all of your stats -- GPA, classes, clubs, awards, etc. -- but how do they find out about you? This workshop will assist you in writing an essay which reflects your own unique story. We'll work on mechanics (grammar, sentence structure, proofreading!) but focus on the content of what you have to say. Write an essay that makes a lasting impression -- of you!
** Qualifies for Academic Credit at Cheverus