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Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

High School Math Acceleration Summer Program

An advanced summer opportunity for PTHSD high school students!

This acceleration program is an opportunity for current, highly motivated high school students to take a full-length course for transcripted high school credit over the summer. This summer we are offering three courses: Geometry Honors, Computer Science with Python and Personal Finance, all of which will be taught by our own PTHSD teachers!

Why take a summer course? There are several reasons why you might choose to take a course over the summer. Many students are preparing themselves for college and want to reach the highest level of courses available by senior year. Taking Geometry over the summer can help ensure that you are eligible to take the highest level math course possible as a senior in high school. (Taking higher level math a little earlier than usual may also help improve SAT scores.) Other students are interested in taking Personal Finance to fill a graduation requirement over the summer to “make room” for an additional elective during the school year. 

Geometry Honors

Fee: $600

Credits: 1

Dates: July 10, 2023 to August 15, 2023, Monday -  Friday
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Parsippany High School

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 in 9th grade with B+ or better, Teacher Recommendation Required

This is an honors level course at an accelerated pace. Students will complete the 10 month Geometry Honors curriculum in 6 weeks. Students must pass the course and the in-person final exam in order to receive credit and be promoted to Algebra 2 in the fall. Students interested in placing into Algebra 2 Honors must meet the prerequisite criteria as described in the High School Course Selection Bulletin including the teacher’s recommendation. WEIGHTED COURSE


Computer Science with Python - New!

Fee: $600

Credits: 1

Schedule: July 10, 2023 - August 15, 2023, Monday - Friday 

Time: 8am-12pm

Location: Parsippany High School

Prerequisites: Students must complete 8th grade prior to taking this course.

This course is an introduction to computer programming with the Python programming language.  Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world and is used to teach programming at six of the top ten computer science undergraduate programs in the United States. The basics of imperative programming will be covered as well as ideas from selected areas of computer science, data science and education. Topics will include programming and algorithms as well as coding, data, networking, and cybersecurity. The course is designed to help students learn programming basics while building their problem-solving skills.

Personal Finance

Fee: $300

Credits: 0.5

Schedule:  July 10, 2023 - August 15, 2023, Monday & Tuesday 8:00AM - 12:00PM, Wednesday 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Requirements: Students must complete 9th grade prior to taking this course.

In this summer accelerated course, students will complete the 5 month Personal Finance curriculum in 3 weeks. This course promotes personal responsibility for financial planning, saving, investing, and charitable giving. Students must pass the course and the in-person final exam in order to receive credit.

This course satisfies the State Financial Literacy Requirement for Graduation. 

*If the minimum enrollment is not met, the course is subject to cancellation.

Prior to applying, students and parents must review the FAQ/Policies & Expectations documents by clicking HERE.

To apply click HERE. The application will open on January 3rd and close on March 5th. Make sure to speak with your school counselor regarding this during your scheduling meeting in February. Once you apply and receive approval you will be notified to make your payment. Payments can be made via PaySchools HERE and are due by May 15th. Instructions on how to create a new PaySchools account can be found HERE.

Note: We make staffing decisions and purchase materials based on enrollment, so there are no refunds after May 30th if you decide not to participate. If we cancel a class due to low enrollment, or if a student does not meet the prerequisite for the summer course by the end of the year, your full tuition will be refunded.