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Learn something new this summer!

Take one of our excellent self-paced online summer courses. Learn any time, any place.

Courses Available Starting June 3, 2019

Limited Spots available

  • 60 High School Students
  • 50 Middle School Students
  • Unlimited Elementary School Families/Students

You may begin courses anytime after the course availability date, and take as long as you need to finish.

Access to a computer and internet required.

High School Summer Courses

For students finishing or entering Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12

Complete this simple 2-Step Enrollment Process:

  1. Submit the 2019 Summer High School Program Student Application
  2. Register for the course of your choice

No Application Fee for Summer School

florence-1133602_1280Modern World History

36 Lessons, 1 Credit, $225

This exciting course begins with in overview of the history of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the Renaissance. Students will then learn about the Age of Exploration and colonization, and the Scientific Revolution. Students will enjoy learning some of the most fascinating aspects of the modern histories of China, India, Korea, Japan, Iran and Russia. Special emphasis will be given to the Reformation, and its relation to the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students will then dive into learning about the American and French Revolutions, the Atlantic slave trade, the Napoleonic Wars and the Industrial Revolution. Both World Wars will be covered, followed by the division of Korea, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Cold War, the Information Age and Post-Colonial Africa.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Modern World History Here:

book-2899636_1280Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

36 Lessons, 1 Credit, $225

This course is a rich and thrilling adventure through some of the finest selections of science fiction and fantasy literature. It is taught in tandem with English: Writing Essentials. Students will become acquainted with several outstanding authors of these genres, through engaging lessons, novels, novellas, short stories and poetry. These literature selections will provide a platform for investigations into the importance of virtue, Christian discipleship, integrity and courage, as well as literary themes, symbolism, plot-lines, characters, settings, writing styles, etc.

Readings for this course are:

Science-Fiction

Fantasy

Register for Science-Fiction and Fantasy Literature Here:

write-593333_1280English: Writing Essentials

36 Lessons, 1 Credit, $225

The Lord asks for disciples who are prepared to assist in the building of the Kingdom of God through articulate, well-reasoned persuasion.This course focuses on developing student’s skills and strategies for critical, independent reading and writing of expository, narrative, response to literature, and persuasive texts. MLA formatting will be taught. Instruction interrelates with the Science Fiction Literature course to provide topics for students to use as they articulate their own ideas as well as to analyze, interpret, and evaluate the readings. The goal of this course is to support students becoming independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners, and speakers who communicate effectively in various forms, for genuine purposes, and to authentic audiences.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for English: Writing Essentials Here:

chemistry-740453_1280Chemistry

36 Lessons, 1 Credit, $225

This is an introductory course in theories and concepts of modern chemistry. The patterns in chemistry will be presented as evidence of intelligent design. Topics will be presented to increase awareness and understanding of the role of chemistry in everyday life and environmental issues. The course emphasizes the atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of gases, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acid‐base reactions, and chemical thermodynamics. The student will be introduced to quantum mechanics, organic and biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory work will develop students reasoning power, the ability to apply chemical principles; as well as acquaint students with chemical laboratory techniques.

Occasional supplies needed to conduct experiments. Necessary items are listed in each lesson, and are typically common household items or items which are easy to obtain and at minimal cost.

Register for Chemistry Here:

fruits-82524_1280Health

18 Lessons, 0.5 Credits, $115

This course will teach students to view their body as a temple for their spirit. They will learn several valuable strategies for cultivating a healthy lifestyle, in order to fulfill their mission on the earth, have joy, and maintain the health and strength necessary for raising their future family.  Students will be encouraged to follow the Word of Wisdom, as they learn about basic nutrition, avoiding harmful substances, heart health and diabetes. They will learn techniques for managing stress and anxiety, and the benefits and strategies for physical fitness, maintaining an active lifestyle, and wholesome family recreation. The course will also cover basic first aid, safety considerations, tips for healthy sleeping, the value of regular hydration, healthy digestion, deep breathing and relaxation techniques. As students consider the health of their future family, they will learn about healthy pregnancy, childbirth and infant nutrition; the basics of prevention and treatment for some of the most common communicable and non-communicable diseases, and how to help themselves and family members recover from illness and surgery.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Health Here:

manhattan-1674404_1280Music Appreciation

18 Lessons, 0.5 Credits, $115

This music appreciation course covers music in western civilization from the Medieval Era to the present. In this course students will study the life and works of great composers like Hildegard von Bingen, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Copland, and more. This course is structured to accommodate students with and without previous musical training, aiming to inspire a true sense of understanding and appreciation for music and its application to the religious, political, and social environment of the past and present world.  

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Music Appreciation Here:

monitor-1307227_1280Computer Technology

18 Lessons, 0.5 Credits, $115

This unique course provides broad level computer literacy to prepare students for future careers and to provide general comprehension of computer-related topics, so that students feel confident in seeking for technology solution in many aspects of their lives. Topics covered include hardware, operating systems, software, productivity software, networks, the internet, programming, databases, creativity and entertainment, social platforms, family history, using lds.org, security, safety, privacy, data protection, societal impact, ethics, intellectual property, and legalities, careers and further education, and emerging technologies.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Computer Technology Here:

piggy-2889046_1280Financial Literacy

18 Lessons, 0.5 Credits, $115

This course covers a broad array of topics designed to prepare youth to be wise stewards of their finances – now and during their future adult life. Students will learn principles and strategies for tracking money, budgeting, saving, and developing good financial habits and goal setting practices. Guidelines will be given for selecting a financial institution, paying for college, understanding loans and credit scores, buying a car, considering the financial aspects of career options, and mortgages. Instruction will cover eCommerce, merchant accounts, payment gateways, and an introduction to cryptocurrency. A comprehensive overview of LDS donations will be given, as well as an excellent introduction to the joys of philanthropy. The course concludes with an overview of the rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers, including protection from fraud, scams, ponzi schemes, avoiding gambling, safe online purchasing, and the role of government in protecting the consumer.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Financial Literacy Here:

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Shormann Math Courses for Middle and High Schoolers

Take one of the following math courses this summer. Learn all about Shormann Math and then enroll here, for only $180 per course:

Register for Pre-Algebra

Register for Algebra 1

Register for Algebra 2

Middle School Summer Courses

For students finishing or entering Grades 7 and 8

Complete this simple 2-Step Enrollment Process:

  1. Submit the 2019 Summer Middle School Program Student Application
  2. Register for the course of your choice

No Application Fee for Summer School

book-863418_1280American and British Literature

36 Lessons, $180

This course is a rich and thrilling adventure through some of the finest selections of American and British literature. It is taught in tandem with English: Focus on Language Arts. Students will enjoy engaging lessons, novels, a novella, a short story and poetry. These literature selections will provide a platform for investigations into the importance of family, virtue, Christian discipleship, integrity and courage, as well as literary themes, symbolism, plot-lines, characters, settings, writing styles, etc.

Readings for this course are:

British Literature

American Literature

Register for American and British Literature Here:

laptop-2558666_1280English: Focus on Language Arts

36 Lessons, $180

The Lord asks for disciples who are prepared to assist in the building of the Kingdom of God through articulate, well-reasoned persuasion. This course is designed to provide an engaging opportunity for students to improve their language arts comprehension and skills, and to learn to articulate ideas in writing through a variety of cognitive procedures. Instruction interrelates with the American and English Literature course to provide topics for students to use as they articulate their own ideas as well as analyze, interpret, and evaluate the readings. Students will also sharpen their skills through fun games and activities designed to teach grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for English: Focus on Language Arts Here:

mount-rushmore-902483_1280US History

36 Lessons, $180

The focus of this course is seeing the hand of God in the establishment of the United States. This course is a broad review US history, starting with the first Americans, explorers, Jamestown and Pilgrims, then proceeding to the 13 Colonies, the American Revolution and the writing of the US Constitution. Students will learn about influential US presidents, the growth of the nation, the War of 1812, slavery, transportation, women’s suffrage, and factory life. The second semester will cover the Civil War, reconstruction, immigration, the American West, The World Wars, The Great Depression, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Civil Rights Movement and wrap up with an overview of religious freedom.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for US History Here:

america-1861417_1280US Geography

36 Lessons, $180

Explore the United States of America through this exciting geography course. Students will learn to appreciate the culture, climate, and physical features of each region. They will be invited to learn about the national parks and the city life, the farms and ranches, the everglades and mountains, the deserts and forests, the plains and shorelines, and the rivers and lakes of our beautiful country. The course will introduce students to some of the most impressive man-made structures and important heritage sites. Games for memorizing the states and capitals are included, along with many fun geography activities. The focus of this course is to inspire gratitude for America, and a desire to preserve this land of promise as we strive to become true disciples of Christ.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

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atom-1222516_1280Science: Chemistry and Ecology

18 Lessons, $95

The Chemistry Unit will teach students basic chemistry. The unit will cover atomic structure, molecules and compounds, isotopes, electrons and chemical characteristics of elements, why atoms behave the way they do, ions, chemical reactions, covalent bonds, and ionic bonds. The patterns in chemistry will be presented as evidence of intelligent design.

The Ecology Unit will teach students the fundamentals of the distribution and interactions of organisms within their environment. Students will examine plant and animal populations, communities and ecosystems, from tiny bacteria’s role in nutrient recycling to the effects of tropical rain forest on the Earth’s atmosphere. Students will learn to appreciate the inter-relatedness of all things, as a pattern for Christian unity.

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

Register for Science: Chemistry and Ecology Here:

stone-arch-828730_1280Science: Geology and Astronomy

18 Lessons, $95

The Geology Unit will help students understand the essential elements that make up the earth. Students will learn to appreciate the Creator’s grand design in the formation of the earth, and our role as stewards. The unit will cover the earth’s layers, the geology of time, rocks, minerals, how the land forms, the geological processes, and how we use the earth’s resources. The unit will finish with a fascinating review of earthquakes and volcanoes.

The Astronomy Unit will teach students about the terrestrial and Jovian planets in our solar system, our sun and moon, the motion of the Earth, Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion, our universe, galaxies and space exploration. Students will enjoy learning about how God uses heavenly bodies and their motion as a source of rich symbolism for teaching gospel truths.

Register for Science: Geology and Astronomy Here:

starry-sky-1948523_1280Art Appreciation

18 Lessons, $95

Description coming soon!

All course content included. No additional materials needed.

 

Register for Art Appreciation Here:

independence-hall-1116201_1280Principles of Liberty – Part I

18 Lessons, $95

Discover 14 fundamental principles of liberty upon which peace and prosperity are based. Learning is done through engaging object lessons, games, stories and activities designed to engage the young student. This course cultivates a love for liberty as it teaches how to apply these principles to real life decisions as students prepare for active citizenship. Students will learn of the indispensable role of religion and faith, in preserving liberty. It covers principles 1-14 as described in The 5000 Year Leap, from the National Center for Constitutional Studies.

Reading for this course: The 5000 Year Leap, by Cleon Skousen (any edition is fine)

Register for Principles of Liberty – Part I Here:

 

Elementary School Summer Courses

For students finishing or entering Grades K-6

Two Options for Families

Option A: Unit Studies Independent Use, June-Aug, 2019

  • Families and learning communities enjoy full access to specific unit studies of your choice, to use on your own.
  • No assignment submissions or feedback provided by Ensign Peak Academy.
  • One family/class subscription is used for all children, ages 5-11, in one immediate family or one classroom.
  • No application, no application fee required
  • Math, language arts and literature not included at this time. These subjects will be available in August 2019, for additional tuition.

Option B: Enrolled Self-Paced Student

  • Student enrolls in specific unit studies
  • Parents serve as the primary mentor for their own children, as students progress through the topics and submit their work for feedback.
  • Students receive thoughtful video, audio and text feedback from caring Ensign Peak Academy mentors.
  • Certificate issued upon completion of each unit study. All history, science, fine arts, and biography units are used for grades K-6. All government and citizenship units are used for grades 4-6.
  • No application fee for Summer School
  • Math, language arts and literature not included at this time. These subjects will be available in August 2019, for additional tuition.

Complete this simple 2-Step Enrollment Process:

  1. Submit the 2019 Summer Elementary School Enrolled Student Application (No application needed for Independent Use option)
  2. Register for the Unit Study of your choice

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US History: The Colonial Era Unit Study

20 Topics

Enrolled Student: $90

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $20

Learn the exciting stories of Jamestown and the Pilgrims. Speculate on the fate of the Roanoke Colony. Enjoy exploring the history of each of the 13 colonies. Hear amount the colonists’ lifestyle, food, work, homes, education, religion, traditions and more. Find out about the fascinating history of Russian colonization in America. Discover the history of the Spanish colonizers in Florida and California.

Register Enrolled Student for US History: The Colonial Era Unit Study Here:

Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for US History: The Colonial Era Unit Study Here:

rome-2614952_640Ancient Civilizations Unit Study

20 topics

Enrolled Student: $90

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $20

Beginning with in introduction to archeology, children will explore some of the largest and most influential ancient civilizations. This unit study will cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Nubia, Ancient Judaism, Christianity and Islam, West African Empires, Ancient India and Feudal Japan. Learn about Ancient Greece, from the birth of democracy and Sparta, to Alexander the Great. Discover the rise and fall of Rome, and Pax Romana. Journey back in time to the Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties of Ancient China, and learn about Confusionism, Daoism and the construction of the Great Wall. Explore Ancient America as you learn about the Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs and Incas.

Register Enrolled Student for Ancient Civilizations Unit Study Here:

Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for Ancient Civilizations Unit Study Here:

omega-nebula-11053_640Astronomy Unit Study

20 topics

Enrolled Student: $90

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $20

Take an exciting journey to the stars, as you learn about the invention of the telescope through modern space exploration. Learn about each planet in our solar system, and the basics of gravity and planetary motion. Discover the fascinating characteristics of our moon and sun. Gain an appreciation for the variety and size of distant galaxies and nebulae. Learn some basic orienteering. Find out about the life cycle of stars, the variety of constellations, the mystery of black holes, and the nature of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

Register Enrolled Student for Astronomy Unit Study Here:

Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for Astronomy Unit Study Here:

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Biographies: Great Scientists Unit Study

10 topics

Enrolled Student: $45

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $10

Discover the inspiring and exciting lives of some of the world’s greatest scientists. This unit study introduces children to Marie Curie, Sir Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Archimedes, and Louis Pasteur.

Register Enrolled Student for Biographies:  Great Scientists Unit Study Here:

Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for Biographies: Great Scientists Unit Study Here:

invention-60529_640Biographies: Great Inventors Unit Study

10 topics

Enrolled Student: $45

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $10

Be introduced to some of the world greatest inventors and learn their fascinating stories of triumph and failure. This unit study introduces children to Orville and Wilbur Wright, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Eli Whitney, Elon Musk, James Watt and Johannes Gutenberg.

Register Enrolled Student for Biographies: Great Inventors Unit Study Here:

Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for Biographies: Great Inventors Unit Study Here:

violin-374096_640Music Appreciation Unit Study

10 topics

Enrolled Student: $45

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $10

Children will discover the wonderful history of music, starting with the middle ages and the Renaissance, and then learning about the music and great composers of the Baroque Age, the Classical Period, the Romantic Era and the Twentieth Century. Enjoy learning about the instruments of the orchestra, and the modern genres of folk, pop, rock and jazz music. Children will be excited to learn some famous children’s songs. The unit study wraps up with a fascinating exploration of the world of composing, recording and performing.

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Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for Music Appreciation Unit Study Here:

us-capitol-477987_1280US Government and Citizenship Unit Study

10 topics

Enrolled Student: $45

Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019: $10

Upper elementary aged children will gain an appreciation for the US Government by learning about the US Constitution and Amendments, the three branches of government and the duties and powers of each, and how the state governments are organized – including the state courts. This Unit Study explains how towns, cities and counties form our local communities and how “we the people” can participate in government through the election process, political parties and lobbying our representatives.

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Register for Family Independent Use, June-Aug 2019 for US Government and Citizenship Unit Study Here:

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35% Discount on Math Inspirations

Students and families who are using the Elementary School Summer Program receive a 35% discount on all Math Inspirations products and services.

 

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Family Centered Education Course for Moms and Dads!

Summer is a great time to learn more about education, and make plans for the coming year. We want to help you become a great teacher and mentor for your children.

You’re encourage to enroll in the Family Centered Education Course, to take your family’s education to the next level.

Learn all about the course, and register HERE.