Rising 8th graders may only take those courses listed in the 8th grade band. 9th graders may take only the 9th grade band OR the 8th grade band.
10th graders may take any of the courses, but the 10th grade band will only be open to 10th graders.
May 27-June 14
June 16-July 5
July 7-July 26
||AS: Explorations in Chemistry
into Earth and Space Science
20th Century Literature: Fantasy Fiction
AS: Intro to
ACT Prep focuses on test-taking skills for standardized tests.
Astronomy encourages students to develop and communicate an understanding of astronomy through a
history of astronomy, technology and instruments, celestial bodies and other components of the universe.
Study of the basic biological principles to the study of plants, including reproduction, taxonomy, and physiology.
Creative Writing invites students to explore their worlds while they compose poems, personal descriptive and
narrative essays, and short fiction. The course affords an opportunity for self-expression, promotes critical thinking,
expands the imagination, and develops the use of figurative and literal language.
Explores the ways in which the environment shapes living communities, interactions of organisms with their environment, and the
impact of human activities on the physical and biological systems of the Earth.
Explorations in Chemistry - Advanced Seminar
Explorations in Chemistry is a beginners study of an understanding of structure, physical and chemical properties, and chemical change.
Laboratory activities and research will center around the basics of chemistry using everyday products.
Explorations into Earth and Space Science - Advanced Seminar
Explorations into Earth and Space Science is beginners glimpse into the various aspects of the Earth and Universe.
Possible topics of discussion will be the composition of the Earth, weathering, plate tectonics, fossils, oceanography, atmospheric
phenomena, the water cycle, and planetary and star systems.
Fantasy Fiction: 20th Century Literature
Fantasy Fiction will allow students to explore this genre of fiction in both the popular and literary tradition as they read works by J.K. Rowling,
C.S.Lewis, Ray Bradbury, and other writers of the fantasy genre.
Introduction to Engineering
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the problem solving methods that engineers use when applying
scientific and mathematic principles for the creation of realistic solutions to everyday technical problems.
Local Culture is a survey course designed to investigate the cultural diversity of Mississippi through a study of
its history, economics, politics, and geography. Using local culture, literary heritage, and people, students will understand and
appreciate the development of the area. Excursions to the Delta Blues Museum, Mississippi River museum, Civil Rights Museum, local l
iterary, musical, and culinary attractions are included in the session.
Study of Mississippi's rich literary heritage through the study of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Student's will explore the
contribution of Mississippi writers to twentieth century American literature. This course will introduce students to not only traditionally
studied authors but also to the current voices in the state's literary landscape.
Multimedia Projects is designed to provide experiences in developing creative assignments using multimedia software. Students will produce
original projects utilizing such as video and audio production.
Personal Finance allows the student to explore personal financial decision-making. It also helps
individuals use skills in money management, record-keeping, banking, and investing. The course focuses on the study
of basic concepts involving economics, insurance, banking, credit, stocks and bonds, and other related topics.
Public Speaking builds important communication skills that will enhance all aspects of the student's life. Skill in public speaking helps the
individual to think logically, clearly, and creatively. This oral communication course is designed to help a student see himself as a whole
person with a proper understanding of himself as a communicator as both a source and a receiver.
Theater for Young Actors, Artists, and Theatre Lovers
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of drama and the modern stage. The group will also join the cast and crew of the Oxford Shakespeare
Festival as they prepare for their 10th season.
Visual Arts explores the creation and study of works of art and design. Students will engage in the production, critical analysis, history and culture,
aesthetics, and connections among the visual arts, other content areas, and everyday life.
Typical Daily Schedule
|7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
|8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
||Morning Class with Break
|12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
||Afternoon Class with Break
|4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
||Recreation or Special Activity
|6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
||Study, Computer Lab, Study Groups, Free Time
Students may go home on the weekends, but for those who stay on campus,
activites are planned. Weekend activities may include going to a movie, skating,
scavenger hunts, dances, etc. An out-of-town excursion is planned for the
second Saturday of each session, in which students travel by charter bus to