Summer at Sage & Camp Sage

Welcome to Summer at Sage 2020!

In order to ensure the health of our community, and in keeping with current social distancing requirements, all Summer at Sage credit classes are currently planned to be held in a distance learning format. Each course covers a full year of material and is taught by a member of Sage Hill’s expert faculty. Classes may utilize a combination of online lectures (via Zoom and/or Google Hangouts or similar platforms), group work, videos and other technology, independent projects and more. Just like Sage Hill School’s in-person classes, each online course will be kept to a maximum of 20 students to ensure that teachers have ample time to engage and support each student and their individual learning style.

Credit Classes: Five week for-credit academic courses will run online from Monday, June 22 to Friday, July 24, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. No classes will be held on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Please click here to view a textbook list for Summer at Sage classes.

Summer at Sage credit courses are now free of charge to all current and entering Sage Hill families for the summer of 2020 only. Students may not register for multiple classes. When registering for a class, please select "Pay Other Amount" and choose $0. Once we receive your registration and confirm you are a student, we can apply the discount and complete registration. This discount applies to credit classes and Ninth Grade Transitional Writing only. 
NOTE: Sage Hill students will receive a full year of credit and a letter grade on their Sage Hill transcript that will be factored into their GPA. Students who do not attend Sage Hill School should confirm all details regarding transfer credit with their own school.

UPDATE: We have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer August Workshops this year. We will be reaching out to families who previously registered and issuing refends.

The following credit classes will be held this summer in a distance learning format:

Key subjects explored in this class include cell biology, genetics and evolution, the diversity of life, human anatomy and physiology, and population and community ecology. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and Chemistry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to receive a final grade and graduation credit for this course, students must complete eight hours of laboratory exercises under the direct supervision of Sage Hill School Science faculty. These laboratory exercises are currently scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 23-24. If the facility is unavailable for those dates, the laboratory exercises will be rescheduled to occur over the course of one 8-hour day on campus. In the event of this contingency, students who complete the other aspects of the course will receive advancement credit, but not graduation credit until the completion of the laboratory exercises.

Modern World History:

In this course, students will compare human interaction and development and the relationship of human populations to the physical world.

US History: 
This course begins in the 17th Century and covers America's history into the present day. 

Algebra I: 
The goal of the class is to provide a strong foundation in the important concepts of Algebra I with particular emphasis on universal mathematical notation. The class is designed to give students the skills and the confidence to establish the groundwork for subsequent classes and includes Common Core Algebra I concepts. Analytical skills are stressed more than simple mechanical skills. Students will work on many models represented by linear, quadratic, and exponential functions as well as systems of equations. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class.

This class explores basic elements of Euclidean Geometry. Its objective is to employ inductive and deductive methods of reasoning on basic two and three-dimensional shapes and their properties such as cubes, prisms, spheres, and cones. The class also helps students reinforce algebraic concepts and includes Common Core Geometry concepts. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.

Algebra II:
The goal of this course is to continue development of algebraic skills and concepts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of both Algebra I and Geometry.

This course will prepare students for high school Calculus and AP Calculus AB. Prerequisite: Successful completion of both Geometry and Algebra II.

Ninth Grade Transitional Writing (Incoming Sage Hill Students Only): 
The transition from eighth grade to the freshman year can be a difficult one for English students. This class will build a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of writing, focusing on grammar, analysis, and the principals of writing a solid high school essay. Students will become more familiar with a variety of literary genres and how to properly annotate these texts. 

Cracking the College Essay:
Learn successful college-essay techniques by writing and engaging in one-on-one consultations with college counselors and English instructor Arlie Parker. Yes, it is possible to complete college essays before the stress of senior year begins. We will start with pitfalls and blocks and discover strategies to conquer these. We will use brainstorming/prewriting techniques to uncover the richest material; then we will start writing. By the end of day one, participants will have a draft for the Common Application Essay Question. Students should bring in essay prompts and their own laptops if possible (laptops will also be available in class). All students will get one-on-one feedback. Once students have a satisfactory first draft done with Mr. Parker, they will then spend time with the College Counseling Team, who will offer feedback specifically aimed at getting the essay in proper shape for the college application process. NOTE: This course is only open to rising Sage Hill seniors.

Algebra Refresher Course:
The Math Department created the equivalent of a one-week Algebra Refresher course that will be offered in late July after Summer at Sage is concluded. The Algebra Refresher Canvas course is a free, self-paced and self-monitored course. It will require about 10-12 hours of work in total. There are pre-made Sage Hill teacher video lessons with practice problems and assessments. All assignments and assessments can be retried multiple times. A passing score of 70% must be achieved on all assessments in order to pass this course. 
Camp Sage: Unfortunately, Camp Sage for middle school students is canceled. Over the next several weeks, all registrations will be refunded directly to the credit card used during registration. 

Athletic Camps: Sage Hill is unable to hold the traditional athletic summer camps that typically occur in June and July. We hope to begin pre-season athletic practices for fall sports in August, and coaches will be notifying their student athletes as more information becomes available.

August Workshops: We have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer August Workshops this year. We will be reaching out to families who previously registered and issuing refends.

Please note: If social distancing restrictions are lifted and we are able to return to campus for in-person classes we will update registrants and this webpage as soon as possible!

We thank you for your interest in Summer at Sage and hope to provide an enriching program in summer 2020 that will also ensure the health and safety of all of our students and faculty. We look forward to returning to our full program of on-campus offerings in summer 2021!

Additional Summer at Sage Information

Summer Textbooks
Information about textbooks for summer credit classes will be available in May.
Accessing Summer Grades
For those classes that received a grade, you can find your summer grades on the same site you registered. Log on to using the user ID you registered with and click on “Marking Period Grades and Comments” under Academic Info. If you forgot your username or password, there is a link to guide you. If you have any difficulty, email
Refund Policy
Sage Hill School reserves the right to cancel a Summer at Sage class, workshop or athletic camp in which case students/athletes will be notified at least one week before the start date of the class/workshop/athletic camp and a full refund will be issued in the form of a check.

March 1, 2020: Registration Opens
June 1, 2020: Deadline for full refund (less $100 non-refundable deposit.) *No refunds will be given after this date*
June 24, 2020: Credit classes begin

A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be withheld from all refunds.
Attendance and Add/Drop Policy
Sage Hill students who successfully complete an academic course credit during Summer at Sage will receive graduation credit, which will appear on their transcripts, as well as a letter grade that will be incorporated into their GPA. If a Sage Hill student fails to complete an academic credit course during Summer at Sage, a withdraw pass (W/P) or withdraw fail (W/F) will appear on the students’ transcript. Students may not miss more than two classes during Summer at Sage to receive credit. Students enrolled in a Sage Connected course may not miss any of the required
virtual class days. Any credit course dropped after July 1, 2020 will result in a notation of W/F or W/P on the student’s transcript. Students are not permitted to withdraw from a credit course after July 10, 2020.


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