Classes For Advanced Credit

 
Students who enroll in the Mountain Lakes High School Summer Academy can only take courses for advance credit, preview, and/or enrichment. We do not offer “review” classes for reclamation of credit. Grades received by MLHS students in advance credit courses are factored into their GPA.  Non-MLHS students can take advance credit courses for credit at their respective schools. It is recommended that prospective students refer to their school’s policy on credit transfers before registering. The following courses listed and described are the classes that will be offered for advanced credit:
 
       
 
 
Algebra 1   Geometry Algebra 2   Pre-Calculus
Biology Chemistry  Physics Computer Science
 
Computer Science Classes
 
 Computer Programming 1 / Grades 9 - 12      
June 24- July 12              Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm           Tuition: $650 Advanced Credit                   
Computer Programming I is intended as an introductory computer science course. Our own Mr. Horn will introduce Foundational programming concepts and techniques and give students ample opportunities for practice. Considerable effort is put into making assignments engaging and offering students opportunities for creative expression. Students will spend a significant portion of class time programming collaboratively and individually. The course is presented using a combination of Java and Processing (a language based on Java). This course can be used to partially fulfill the MLHS Practical Arts requirement.  Students should speak with their Guidance Counselor.
 
Introduction to Java: Computer Programming 2 / Grades 9 - 12          
July 15 - August 2              Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm           Tuition: $650 Advanced Credit                   
Introduction to Java – Computer Programming II introduces students to Object-oriented programming concepts, teaches them the fundamentals of the Java language and syntax, introduces them to the major class libraries in Java, and prepares them to begin development of applications in Java. Our own Mr. Horn will make sure students familiar with object-oriented concepts can learn how to develop Java applications. This course can be used to partially fulfill the MLHS Practical Arts requirement.  Students should speak with their Guidance Counselor.
 
Introduction to Graphic Design / Grades 7 - 12 
June 24- July 12              Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm           Tuition: $650 Advanced Credit    
Have you wondered about the creative process behind your favorite magazine’s layout or the logo for your favorite brand? Graphic design is more than just combining text and graphics; it is the application of art and communication skills to meet the needs of the client. It takes skill and knowledge from several disciplines to make a printed piece outstanding. Designers must concern themselves with the message and the aesthetics in order to realize the purpose of the piece. We will explore this process in Introduction to Graphic Design. In this class students will learn the basis for good design, some “rules” for graphic design industry standards, and an introduction to the computer programs used in the graphic design industry (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign). Students will take their knowledge and apply it to create their own project(s) using real world graphic design scenarios.  Please bring a flash drive and a sketchbook/notebook. This course can be used to partially fulfill the MLHS Practical Arts requirement.  
 
 
  
  Dawn Durkin, Principal 
Lisa Cortese, Assistant Principal
Mountain Lakes High School Summer Academy
96 Powerville Road * Mountain Lakes, NJ * 07046
mlhssummeracademy@mlschools.org * 973-334-8454