2022 Summer Experience
Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
Incoming 9th-12 Grade Summer Experience Opportunities
AP Lit (Drury English 200)-June 6th-August 5th
This course is a virtual course completed online through Drury University. If interested please see your counselor or visit with Mrs. Anthony. The cost is $270 (3 college credit hours) and will count as 1/2 an English credit at LHS.
This course is an advanced literature course which engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. Ultimately, this course depends on the development of critical thinking and interpretive skills as students learn to write and read with increasing complexity and sophistication.
Required Texts / Course Materials:
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley; Hamlet - William Shakespeare; Two independent readings will be chosen from a provided list of readings; How To Read Like a Professor - Thomas C. Foster Supplemental poems; Supplemental short stories.
CBI-1 general elective credit
Students will be given the opportunity to go out to various businesses within the community and be able to get real work experience. Students will also be taught math and language art skills by working with businesses in the community. Students will be able to work on practical life skills such as filling out job applications and what is needed and looked for in a job interview.
Students may earn credit they may have lost during their high school career through the Launch program. Instructors are available to help students work on specific subject matter. This class will be assigned to students via their school counselor.
Driver's Education-No credit given (You may take Drivers Ed with another class.)
The first three days will be mandatory classroom hours. These days are June 1, 2 and 3. The students must complete the classroom hours. After classroom hours are complete students will be eligible for their hands on drive time. Each student will sign up for 3 half hour sessions with 2 other students. Students must complete a driving and observation log with their parents/guardian. Students must be 15 prior to the first day of class (June 1) to register for this course. Students must also have proof of a driving permit prior to the first day of class (June 1). Attendance is mandatory in all seated class sessions. Absences or consistent tardiness may result in removal from the course. Driving rotations will start on June 6th through June 28th. No high school credit is given, but the course will be noted on transcripts. School transportation will not be provided to and from driver's education. Course is limited.
Explorer Camp at Bennett Spring-1/2 general elective credit. This course is only offered the 1st two weeks, June 1-14
EXPLORER CAMP will take place at Bennett Spring State Park and will engage students in a wide range of outdoor activities and demonstrations! Each day will begin with fishing, taught by trained volunteers from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Afternoons will include a variety of activities: hiking, trail clean-up and recycling service projects, self-defense, reading, field journaling, archery, Dutch Oven cooking, camping survival, geocaching, first aid training, and even kayaking. Parents must provide transportation to and from Bennett Springs.
Hispanic Cultural Experience-1 General Elective Credit
Experience the culture of 21 different Spanish-speaking countries through music, food, legends, crafts, holidays, and traditions. Participate in cultural activities such as Day of the Dead, Running with the Bulls, Tomatina, and much more! Build skills of conversational Spanish through stories, videos, and music. Then, put these skills into practice through trips to Hispanic restaurants, supermarkets, factories, and the Dickerson Park Zoo. This is a great opportunity to earn a year's worth of General Elective credit, prepare for a Spanish class, and earn Sociocultural points for the Seal of Biliteracy! Open to EVERYONE entering grades 9-12. NO prior Spanish experience needed.
Personal Finance-This course is offered the 1st two weeks, June 1-14 and also the 2nd two weeks, June 15-28. Please choose the session that works best for you. 1/2 Personal Finance credit.
This course is a two week course for juniors and seniors (sophomores need permission). Students who complete the course will be prepared to make sound financial decisions. They will acquire information on savings and investment, using credit, insurance, and retirement.
Summer Art Experience-1 general elective credit
This exciting course grants YOU the freedom to choose your own art activities. You may choose from a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, photography, videography, digital art, printmaking, handbuilt and wheel-thrown pottery, sculpture, collage and tie-dye. We will also design and paint a portable community mural.