Summer Bridge Academy
Computer Applications (3 Credits)
This course is designed to enhance student knowledge, usage and skills with computers and Microsoft Office software. This includes creating documents in Word, spreadsheets and charts in Excel, email functions in Outlook and presentations in PowerPoint. Students will also learn about the world-wide web, Internet usage, and the effects of social media on society.
Contemporary Mathematics (3 Credits)
This course is a survey of a wide range of topics that gives students the opportunity to apply mathematics to the solution of everyday problems. Students will become proficient in problem solving with percentages, calculating simple and compound interest, computing payments and finance charges for consumer loans, solving problems involving angle relationships finding perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of basic geometric figures, using the Pythagorean Theorem, converting measurements using dimensional analysis, solving counting problems using permutations and combinations, calculating probabilities, and calculating and interpreting measures of central tendency.
Contemporary Music (3 Credits)
The development of contemporary music from its roots in early jazz to swing, bebop, rock, blues, country, rap, pop, and music of the new millennium is covered. Twentieth-century music is explored from musical as well as social, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in American and world societies. The relationship of contemporary music and specific issues pertaining to race, gender, ethnicity, and age is examined.
Interpersonal Communications (3 Credits)
This course introduces students to effective communications in work settings. Topics include communicating in one-on-one conversations; participating in and leading meetings; creating email, phone, social media, and written communications; making presentations; and resolving conflicts. Students learn to be active listeners, interpret body language, tailor communications to different audiences, and other skills.