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2013 Summer Academic Term Hong Kong International School June 17 – July 12, 2013 This year marks the 18th Summer Academic Term for high school credit. Taking courses during the Summer Academic Term allows students increased flexibility and choice in managing their four-year programs of study at the high school. A range of courses, both on-campus and off-campus, are being offered again this year. All courses are taught by HKIS teachers. Please note that: • Summer Academic Term courses are intensive and demanding because the work of a whole quarter, semester or year is compressed into one, two or four weeks • In view of the intensive nature of the program, students should not be enrolled in other courses or programs while enrolled in Summer Academic Term • Students enrolling in a course must commit themselves to successfully completing the course and participating fully in the program • Students may expect significant homework for each day in class • HKIS reserves the right to dismiss a student from any course, without a refund, if that student displays harmful or inappropriate behavior toward faculty, other students or property. Who is eligible? HKIS students who will be entering Grades 9 - 12 in August 2013 are eligible to enroll in the 2013 Summer Academic Term. Students not enrolled at HKIS are not eligible. Graduating seniors may enroll in courses open to students entering Grade 12. Calendar Please see the individual course summaries for detailed information. The four-week Physical Science course will meet on the public holiday of HKSAR Establishment Day (July 1); it will also meet on three Saturdays (June 22, June 29 and July 6). Attendance Given the intensity of the courses, ttudents must attend every session in order to meet the requirements for credit. Failure to do so will result in no credit being granted for the course. Credit • All courses in the program are for credit. • Students will be issued a Report Card and the course grade and credit will appear on the Semester 1 transcript (not report card) of the 2013-2014 academic year. • Students enrolled during the summer are still required to take a minimum of 6 credits (Freshmen and Sophomores, 6 ½) during the regular school year.


Registration Information The registration deadline is Friday, March 8, 2013. If you are interested in registering your daughter or son for one of the courses, please print and complete the Registration Form and return it to Ms. Lui in the High School Office March 8, 2013 along with a crossed check for the full tuition. Checks should be made payable to “Hong Kong International School.” A copy of this form is also included at the end of this booklet. All courses are offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment. For courses in high demand, registration will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Applications are entered into any queue only when the form is complete and payment is attached. FAX APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. A final decision on whether or not a course will proceed will be based on enrollment requests and will be made by March 11, 2013. Should any courses be canceled, you will be informed accordingly. Late Registration Fee A late registration fee of $500 will be charged for any application submitted after Friday, March 8, 2013. Cancellation Policy A full refund will be made for any courses that the school must cancel before the course commences. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your child’s enrollment in a particular course, HKIS will offer a full refund only if the position can be filled from the waiting list. Transport and Services • Bus transportation is NOT provided. Students are responsible for being in class on time. • There is an option to sign up for a daily lunch box service; details will be sent with registration confirmation letters. • An administrator will be present on the High School campus during the summer session. For further information about registration, please contact: Ms. Lui in the High School office on 3149 7170 or at summerterm@hkis.edu.hk


Courses offered Course Name Available to students entering grades:

Credit

Dates / Times

Tuition

On-campus courses Physical Science Entering grade 9

Biblical Traditions Entering grades 10-12

World Religions Entering grades 10-12

Old Testament Entering grades 11-12

Religions of the East Entering grades 11-12

1.0

June 17 – July 10 9am – 4pm

$8,500

0.5

June 17 – 28 9am – 4pm

$4,750

0.5

June 17 – 28 9am – 4pm

$4,750

0.25

June 17 – 21 9am – 4pm

$2,400

0.25

June 17 – 21 9am – 4pm

$2,400

Off-campus course Religious Studies in Turkey Entering grades 10-12

0.5

June 11 - 25 Full Days

$38,200


Physical Science - 1 credit Dates: June 17 – July 10 (including the public holiday of HKSAR Establishment Day on July 1 and three Saturdays on June 22, June 29 and July 6) Time: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $8,500 Students successfully completing this course will be allowed to continue in the general level science sequence by enrolling in General Biology as their 9th grade Science course in August. In exceptional cases (students whose test and examination performances consistently display a sound grasp of the course material and a very high level of achievement), placement in subsequent Honors level courses would be considered at the discretion of the department and the Associate Principal for Academics. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I and the recommendation of the current science teacher or department head. Course Description Science is concerned with the study and comprehension of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena that shape this planet. The Physical Science course provides incoming students with an integrated course that complements and extends their science studies in 8th grade. This course provides a solid foundation for students who will continue their science education with biology and/or chemistry. Learner Outcomes Students will: • develop an understanding of the major themes of science, including periodic studies, atomic structure, matter, mechanics, heat, sound and light • develop skills in laboratory work, problem solving and critical thinking • develop an appreciation of the roles of scientific principles in everyday life Course Overview First week: Second week: Third week: Fourth week:

Introduction, Motion, Forces, Work, Machines Energy, Heat & Temperature, Waves, Light and Sound States of Matter, Atoms, Periodic Chart, Compounds Chemical Reactions, Equations, Solutions, Acids & Bases

Assessment The course will include a final examination, core unit tests and quizzes. Skills will be assessed using laboratory exercises, individual and group projects. Class participation, homework and portfolios in problem solving, open-format presentations, computer simulations, internet research, and growth through writing will also be assessed.


Biblical Traditions – 0.5 credit (meets the Biblical Studies credit requirement for graduation) Dates: June 17 – 28 Time: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $4,750 Prerequisites: Open to students entering grades 10 - 12 Course Description As the #1 best seller of all time, the Bible has continued to have lasting impact in the world. It is both loved and reviled as the most talked about, written about, read and debated text on this planet. Why is there such fervor about a text that took 1,000 years to write and finalized nearly 2,000 years ago? For Christians (about one-third of the world’s population) the Bible has inspired profound faith in God and world-changing service to humanity. The Hebrew Scriptures (first part of the Christian Bible) is the bedrock of the Jewish faith which has remained vibrant for over 4,000 years. In this course students will explore the major themes and stories of the Bible. Learning Outcomes Students will: • grow in their understanding of and respect for Christianity and Judaism • probe the key questions for spiritual identity and the search for meaning • identify Biblical motivations for contributing to society • develop skills of interpretation for deeper understanding of the text • decipher the dynamic relationship between the Bible and current issues • explore the connections between the Judeo-Christian tradition and world history, particularly the development of Western thought and ideals • answer the question, “Who Is Jesus?” Assessment Assessment will be based upon meaningful participation in class discussions, quizzes and tests that require careful reading of the text, and writing of papers that require research and reflection appropriate to the topic assigned.


World Religions – 0.5 credit (in Religious Studies) Dates: June 17 – 28 Time: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $4,750 Prerequisite: Open to students entering grades 10 - 12 Course Description: How does Hinduism, a religion that dates back over 4,000 years, have relevance for today? What would motivate popular stars like Richard Gere, Keanu Reaves and Orlando Bloom to publicly affirm the Buddhist faith? Can a person find value in and personal benefit from Buddhism and/or Hinduism without endorsing them as a follower? How does Buddhism merge with Confucianism and Daoism to create aspects of an ancient Chinese Worldview? What relevance and value is religion to societies dominated by a materialist worldview? This course will explore such questions as it encourages students to explore and deepen their understanding of Asian religions. This exploration of religions will include a special focus on its Asian context and the formation of ancient Chinese worldview. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will: • develop an understanding of the universal nature of religion • demonstrate respect for and understanding of people who adhere to religious practices other than one’s own • reflect a deepening understanding of the history, primary texts, and cultural and ethical systems of several major world religions • analyze the contemporary trends that have an impact on the human search for meaning • identify how religions address the ultimate questions of selfhood, human relationships, and the quest for meaningful existence. Assessment: Assessment will be based upon meaningful participation in class discussions, quizzes and tests that require careful reading of texts, and the writing of papers that require research and reflection appropriate to the topic assigned.


Old Testament – 0.25 credit religion credit in ‘Biblical Studies’ *Note: This course is the first half of BIBLICAL TRADITIONS Dates: June 17 – 21 Time: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $2,400 Prerequisite: Grades 11 - 12 Course Description How does the Creation account in Genesis compare with other stories of the earth’s beginnings written during same time period and found in the same region that the Biblical text emerged? Why does the Old Testament sometimes describe the same events with differing accounts? Why does the Old Testament seem to portray God differently than the New Testament? In what ways does the Old Testament anticipate the coming of a Messiah? Why do Jews believe what Christians call in the Old Testament and Christians affirm both the Old and New Testaments? The Old Testament course will explore these and many other questions about the Hebrew Scriptures. Classic stories of the Jewish heritage will respectfully and creatively be studied. Learning Outcomes Students will: • grow in their understanding of and respect for Christianity and Judaism. • probe the key questions for spiritual identity and the search for meaning. • identify Biblical motivations for contributing to society. • develop skills of interpretation for deeper understanding of the text. • decipher the dynamic relationship between the Old Testament and current issues. • explore the connections between the Judeo-Christian tradition and world history, particularly the development of Western thought and ideals. Assessment Assessment will be based on meaningful participation in class discussions, quizzes and tests that require careful reading of the text, and writing of papers that require research and reflection appropriate to the topic assigned.


Religions of the East – 0.25 religion credit in ‘Religious Studies’ *Note: This course is the first half of WORLD RELIGIONS Dates: June 17 – 21 Time: 9am – 4pm Tuition: $2,400 Prerequisite: Grades 11 - 12 Course Description: How does Hinduism, a religion that dates back over 4,000 years, have relevance for today? What would motivate popular stars like Richard Gere, Keanu Reaves and Orlando Bloom to publicly affirm the Buddhist faith? Can a person find value in and personal benefit from Buddhism and/or Hinduism without endorsing them as a follower? How does Buddhism merge with Confucianism and Daoism to create aspects of an ancient Chinese Worldview? What relevance and value is religion to societies dominated by a materialist world view? This course will explore such questions as it encourages students to explore and deepen their understanding of Asian religions. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will: • develop an understanding of the universal nature of religion. • demonstrate respect for and understanding of people who adhere to religious practices other than one’s own. • reflect a deepening understanding of the history, primary texts, and cultural and ethical systems of several major world religions. • analyze the contemporary trends that have an impact on the human search for meaning. • identify how religions address the ultimate questions of selfhood, human relationships, and the quest for meaningful existence. Assessment: Assessment will be based upon meaningful participation in class discussions, quizzes and tests that require careful reading of texts, and the writing of papers that require research and reflection appropriate to the topic assigned.


Religious Traditions in Turkey: Learning Through Travel, Service and Reflection in the Cultural Crossroads of Turkey – 0.5 credit Date: June 11 - 25 Tuition: $38,200 Prerequisite: - Open to students entering grades 10-12, as well as graduates of the class of 2013. - 0.5 Religious Studies credit OR 0.5 Biblical Studies Credit Course Description The 14-day experience in Turkey provides a unique geographic context for Biblical studies, especially for the beginnings of Christianity and the early church. It also provides timely insights into the perennial challenge of living in a culturally and religiously pluralistic society. Turkey plays a key role in history and today’s world– as the Hellenistic setting for a good deal of the New Testament, the center of the Ottoman Empire, a birthplace of Sufi Islam– a place where many cultures and religions have managed to coexist, and where the challenges of doing so in today’s world is worked out daily. The Turkey Summer Course is a thematic experiential learning course designed to provide opportunity to encounter, practice, and discuss the teachings of Christianity in a unique and vibrant setting. Students analyze the biblical worldview and appreciate the significant impact the Bible has had on the development of Western civilization in the context of the travels of St. Paul and the churches in located in Asia Minor. Special attention is given to the person of Jesus as the compelling feature and focal point in this faith narrative of the Christian church, which know totals one-third of the world's population. Students will attend two one-hour long meetings before traveling to Turkey, focusing on church history, the current situation in Turkey, and cultural norms. On site, students participate for 14 days in a diverse selection of cultural, historical and service experiences that will act as a framework for the class topics. Learner Outcomes • Students will gain a practical understanding of fundamental themes and teachings in Christianity. • Students will become familiar with the Biblical themes as seen in history, Turkish and Biblical art and culture. • Students will understand the Biblical call to a life of Shalom: spiritual aware and socially engaged. • Students will engage in critical reading of Christian texts. • Students will be able to articulate key Christian concepts with specific focus on practical relevance in their life and the lives of others. • Students will be able to analyze and understand key Biblical narratives, historical events, and important Biblical personalities. • Students will be able to effectively present selected special topics to the group.


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Students will be able to express themselves through writing in journals and blogs. Students will be able to work effectively through collaboration and cooperation. As per the HKIS mission statement and the SLRs, students will identify and develop their own spiritual identity and expand their understanding of Christian beliefs. Students will develop skills to interact and form genuine relationships while making meaningful contributions to society. Students will cultivate caring and compassionate attitudes for those in their immediate surroundings as well as concern for others.


2013

registration form

HKIS Summer Academic Term Student Last Name _______________________ First Name __________________ Student ID Number ______________________ Entering Grade 9

10

11

12

in August 2013 (please circle as appropriate)

Home Address

Name of Parent/Guardian ______________________________________________ Daytime Telephone ______________________

Fax _______________________

Evening Telephone ______________________

Fax _______________________

Email _______________________________________________________________ Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. COURSE NAME ______________________________________________________ Tuition Fee attached HK$ _______________________________________________ Late registration fee is HK$500 for forms received after March 8, 2013 I have read the program, course descriptions, and the conditions of registration, and I give my full approval and support to my student’s attendance.

Parent Signature _____________________________

Date ________________

Course registration forms must be returned to Ms. Doreen Lui in the High School Office by March 8, 2013 along with a crossed check equivalent to the full tuition made payable to “Hong Kong International School.” Ms. Lui can be contacted on 3149-7170 or at summerterm@hkis.edu.hk.

High School Summer Academic Term 2013  

High School Summer Academic Term 2013

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