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The credit program offers high school courses given regularly in most Texas schools and approved by the Texas Education Agency through Faith West Academy, Katy. Grades are given for each course and may become a part of the student’s overall grade point average.

Eligibility​​

Open to 9th through 12th grade students. Students who enroll in a credit course must have taken the prerequisites listed for each course and not previously have taken the course. The student has to get approval from high school academic counselor and principal to assure the student is qualified to take an intensive Summer School course, and to advise the student on how credit will be transferred. Students may not audit a course.

Program Dates​

June 7 – July 14, 2017. (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Tuition​​

$875 (includes course materials and text book where applicable)

Locations​​

Faith West Academy
2225 Porter Road,
Katy, TX 77493
Trent International School
2553 Cordes Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479

​​Registration

You must preregister on line and pay the initial deposit of $250. Once you have completed online registration, an application form with the required information will be sent by an email. Submit the completed application form with all the required signatures and balance amount of payment, must be received in our office within thirty (30) business days.

Refund​

 

Cancellation received on or before May 15, 2017

– Full refund minus $250, except where the cancellation was done due to not approval by the school, full refund minus $100.

Cancellation received after May 15, 2017 and at least 5 working days prior to the start of the Course – Full refund minus $450.
Cancellations received within 5 working days to the start of the Course – NO REFUND​

 

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Courses Offered:​​

U.S. History, AP course. (Credit: 1 unit) – (OFFERED ONLY AT Faith West Academy, Katy)
The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of American history from approximately 1491 to the present. The course has students investigate the content of U.S. history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides seven themes (American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take AP US History exam.

World History AP course (Credit: 1 unit) – (OFFERED ONLY AT Faith West Academy, Katy)
The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of world history from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take AP World History exam.

US Government & Politics and Macroeconomics, AP course (Credit: 1 unit) – (OFFERED ONLY AT Faith West Academy, Katy)
The AP course in Government and Politics introduces students to fundamental concepts used by political scientists to study the processes and outcomes of politics in a variety of countr y settings . The course aims to illustrate the rich diversity of political life, to show available institutional alternatives, to explain differences in processes and policy outcomes, and to communicate to students the importance of global political and economic changes.

The purpose of the AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics.

Recommended for grade 12.
Prerequisites: United States History and Honors standing
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AP Biology (Credit: 1 unit) – (OFFERED ONLY AT Faith West Academy, Katy)
AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes — energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions. This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices. The course is based on four Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about living organisms and biological systems.

The following are Big Ideas:
• The process of evolution explains the diversity and unity of life.
• Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
• Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
• Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take AP Biology exam.

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed high school courses in biology and chemistry and Honors standing.


Pre-AP Geometry

(Credit: 1 unit) – (OFFERED ONLY AT Trent International School, Sugar Land)

Pre-AP Geometry includes an in-depth analysis of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry as they relate to both abstract mathematical concepts, as well as real-world problem solving situations. Students will become familiar with inductive and deductive reasoning through a rigorous construction of proofs. Students in Pre-AP Geometry are continually expected to explain their thinking, analyze problems from multiple perspectives, and participate in classroom discussions.

The topics covered in the course includes:
Tools of Geometry
Reasoning and Proof
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Congruent Triangles
Relationships within Triangles
Quadrilaterals
Proportions and Similarity
Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Transformations and Symmetry
Circles
Areas of Polygons and Circles
Extending Surface Area and Volume
Probability and Measurement