Summer School Class List
Academic Program (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
All classes are taught by current or former Edison High School teachers who have extensive experience teaching students with learning differences. The student and her/his family choose two of the three course offerings. Classes last 90 minutes and average eight students. All classes offer access to technology and study skills support.
Students are challenged to see math in a new way, as they solve real-life problems using practical, hands-on math activities. Abstract math concepts gain new relevance as students review basic arithmetic facts and practice the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Instruction is driven by students' individual needs and targets statewide math curriculum goals.
In writing class, students develop confidence in their own creativity and ability as they practice key strategies for improving different kinds of writing. The students write an essay, a report and several narrative pieces. Learning strategies include note-taking for research, using graphic organizers and self-monitoring with planners to organize time and deadlines. Writing skills and confidence will soar!
Our reading class promotes better reading by improving students' comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and basic decoding skills. The reading teacher uses a variety of engaging fiction and non-fiction materials at each student's reading level. Students work on outlining strategies, prepare a book report and develop crucial laptop skills.
Afternoon Enrichment Program* (1:00 P.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
After lunch and an outdoor break featuring organized games and activities from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., students will explore a topic in-depth. Our outstanding Edison High School teachers will share some of their favorite ideas and topics to encourage deeper learning in content areas, spark new interests and spread excitement about learning! Participants may sign up by the week. Below are examples of the classes that may be offered in the afternoon.
Pump Up the Volume - June 25 - 29
Summer’s here! You put your headphones on and you’re ready to play your favorite song: What do you select? Why do you like it? How does it make you feel? In this session, we’ll share music we love, examine lyric meanings, and discuss how music shapes our world. We’ll also explore popular musical genres – from the past and present – and learn how music influences our opinions and emotions.
Sports Science - July 2 - 6 (4 day week)
Curious about the science and math behind sports? Learn how to use science and math to enjoy sports more and in the meantime get outside and have some fun.
Body Movin’ - Sports, Games, and More! - July 9 - 13
Time to get up and get active, everyone! This week will involve various sports, games, and activities – both indoors and outdoors – meant for fun, exercise, and to expand our appreciation of the greatest machine you will ever own: your body! Some of the activities will include:
- Self-Defense/Knowing your surroundings
- Capture the flag
- Also, bring your own ideas for fun activities you’d like to share with the group.
Making the World Better - July 16 - 20Summer Service Learning for Youth!
Do you like working in teams on hands-on projects? Want to make the world a better place? If you like helping others and making a difference in the community, this class is for you! In this elective, Edison Service Learning director, Kassie Halpin, will lead students in projects that will improve the lives of people right here in the Portland metro area, and create smiles in other areas of the world. Students will get the opportunity to work on projects such as creating cards for service members, making blankets for children in need and hats for cancer patients, working at the Oregon Food Bank, and putting together homeless care packs for local distribution.
American Sign Language Summer Class - July 23 - 27
Take a basic American Sign Language class at Edison High School. Students will learn how to fingerspell, sign basic sentences, numbers, colors and so much more. Lessons are taught using engaging interactive activities and games focusing on real world applications.
Afternoon enrichment classes are subject to change or cancellation if a minimum number of students do not register.