Intersession is a unique term of study designed to provide our students the chance to enrich their Saints Experience and their college prep curriculum by engaging in a variety of interest-based courses.
Our desire to help students develop a passion for learning can sometimes be difficult to accomplish in traditional college prep classes. Providing students the opportunity to investigate studies in areas that interest them sparks a curiosity and inquisitiveness that naturally stimulates their desire to learn new things. Offering courses like Christian service in a cultural context, marine biology, architecture, small business management, sailing, cooking, and a host of internship opportunities, will give the students new and unique opportunities to discover a passion and/or skill set that they may embrace well beyond high school.
The Intersession term for the 2019-20 school year begins on January 6, 2020 and ends on January 31, 2020. Martin Luther King Day will be observed on January 20, 2020.
All Intersession courses are a significant part of the graduation requirements for St. Augustine High School. Regular attendance during Intersession is also necessary for a meaningful learning experience. Since Intersession courses are compacted semester courses, students should not miss more than two days of Intersession. If a student is absent three (3) days from an Intersession course, he may be denied credit in that class thus affecting his graduation credits required for the St. Augustine High School diploma.
Every Wednesday during Intersession, school begins with Mass followed by the courses in which students are enrolled. Please note that “Tie Day” attire will be observed on all Mass days. For those students enrolled in courses that take place on campus, each school day will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those students enrolled in courses that take place off campus should consult with their faculty supervisor to verify daily start and finish times.
During Intersession, every course which includes those taught on campus, as well as those that take place off campus, (i.e., sports/athletics, internships, and travel courses) will follow ALL regular school policies with respect to grades, attendance, standards of dress, and student discipline. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Intersession please e-mail Mr. Hecht at firstname.lastname@example.org.