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Accelerated Geometry Bridge
June 12 - July 20

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Advanced Algebra 2/Trig Bridge Summer Course
June 12 - July 20
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Christian Morality Online
June 5 - July 28

*Orientation meeting at O'Dowd HS on June 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ethics and Media Online
June 5 - July 28
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Grades: 11 - 12
Orientation: Monday, June 5 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.


Important Information For Online Classes

Online courses offer your student the flexibility to take a summer class while participating in other summer activities. However, these advancement classes are not self-paced, nor are they correspondence courses. Our students are important members of a learning community. Regular participation and timely submission of assignments according to set due dates are critical components of online courses.

* Updated: 3/21/2017

Students will need:

  • About seven hours per week to work for this class.
  • Reliable internet access to be able to log in to the course at least four times per week.
  • Note that this class moves at an accelerated pace; assignments are due every week day. Students may work ahead. For example, if a student will be away from wifi for two days, she could complete the assignments ahead of time.
  • A reliable computer.
  • A reliable video recording device capable of recording 3-5 minutes of video with sound that can save files to then be uploaded to YouTube. YouTube supports the following file formats: MOV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, or FLV.
  • It is not recommended students take this course if they will be traveling and away from wifi for more than 7 days total in the summer
  • Not recommended for students traveling overseas for any length of time this summer
  • To attend one required in-person meetings: student orientation meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. so that all students learn how to perform the tasks required for the class. Parents are welcome to attend the student orientation meeting.
  • The final exam will be given in an online form during the last week of the class.

All classes offered in this program receive full academic credit for Bishop O'Dowd High School students. Many are U.C. eligible classes. Students from other schools should check with their counselors or Academic Assistant Principals to see if O'Dowd courses will be accepted for academic credit purposes.

For further information or questions regarding the Advancement Program please contact us at summeracademy@bishopodowd.org