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Academic Readiness Summer Program

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All classes are full except the parent partnership course.

Academic Readiness Summer Program
Jump Start Your Experience!

Bellarmine offers an Academic Readiness Summer Program designed for incoming 9th graders who will benefit from a jump start to Bellarmine’s college preparatory curriculum. Classes meet on campus Monday through Thursday.
Dress code for readiness courses is the same as the regular school year. As always, modesty should prevail. Please refer to the Bellarmine Handbook for more information.

Please Note: Based on the Governor’s COVID school guidance in August, Bellarmine will adjust the model of facilitation for all summer courses. Courses will be delivered regardless and models of instruction will be communicated in early August. 

PLEASE NOTE: Cost of classes will be billed towards student's tuition by Bellarmine's Business Office. To apply for Tuition Assistance for summer courses, please contact Mary Graves at

English Readiness
Monday-Thursday, August 17 – August 27
8:00 – 9:20 a.m. or 9:30 – 10:50 a.m. 

Students will be introduced to the freshman English curriculum through an integrated reading and writing approach. Lesson design will emphasize the connection between reflective thinking, reading and writing. Instruction will target strategies for building vocabulary and active reading for literacy and nonfiction text. Writing strategies will focus on sentence fluency, paragraph structure, organization and conventions.

Algebra Readiness
Monday-Thursday, August 17 – August 27
8:00 – 9:20 a.m. or 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

This course is designed for students entering Algebra 1 who need a review of rational numbers (fractions, decimals, percentages), operations with integers, and pre-algebra skills including constructing graphs, tables and writing equations. Lesson design will focus on multiple modality learning to solidify the core skills needed for Algebra.

Algebra Enhancement
Monday-Thursday, August 17 – August 27
8:00 – 9:20 a.m. or 9:30 – 10:50 a.m.

This course is designed for students entering Geometry or Algebra 2 who will benefit from a review of linear, quadratic, exponential and inverse functions, rational expressions, and exponents.

Power of Partnership: Optimizing for Freshman Success (for parents only)
August 20:  8:00 – 9:30 a.m. or 
August 26:  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This one-hour workshop is an opportunity for parents to meet in a small group setting and discuss before school starts, how to support their student at home. We will discuss navigating digital learning use (iPad), the structure of Bellarmine’s academic supports, and how to set up complementary systems at home for freshman academic success. Come learn about Bellarmine’s rules of academic engagement. To sign up for this workshop, please contact Dr. Kelly Goodsell Director of the Learning Resource Center.
There is no cost for this workshop.

Additional Information

•  Class size is limited. Registration will be accepted in order of date received.
•  Minimum enrollment is required for each class to be held. Session assignments may be altered to accommodate class size. All fees are refunded if a class is canceled.
•  Please register for only one class per time slot.
•  Tuition Assistance must be requested in writing through the Academic Readiness Summer Program (not the Student Accounts Office). Availability of funds is not guaranteed.

The cost for each course is $225.00, which will be billed to the student's tuition account.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Dr. Kelly Goodsell
Director of the Learning Resource Center