Summer Courses and Camps

Current Student Courses - Rising 10th-12th Grades

Registration is now OPEN for Summer 2024!

Current Student Credited and Co-Curricular Summer Programs
We offer a number of different academic learning opportunities, college application supports, and leadership development workshops for our current Saint Ignatius students looking to advance their skills and prepare for the future.  Details about each of the offerings are included in the specific program descriptions.

Academic Coursework 
Math Advancement
Saint Ignatius students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors may be eligible for one of the Math Advancement Summer Courses (Algebra II/Trigonometry Survey or PreCalculus Survey) by recommendation from the Math Department.  Please contact Ms. Sheila Walsh ( with any questions about the Math Advancement Program.

AP Biology Prep
Saint Ignatius students who are rising juniors may be eligible for AP Biology Prep by recommendation from the Science Department.  Please contact Mr. Matt Dowling, ( with any questions about advancement into AP Biology.

Theology Course
Students who are going into their senior year at Saint Ignatius College Prep are invited to consider taking a new summer course to fulfill one semester of Theology credit.  On Holy Ground is a four week course that includes a formative travel experience for any rising senior and will fulfill one semester of Theology credit and complete the student's senior retreat requirement.

Co-Curricular and Leadership Programs
Any Saint Ignatius student who is entering junior or senior year is eligible to enroll in the SILS Leadership Seminar, ACT Preparation course, Personal Finance Bootcamp, or the Writing the College Essay course.  The College Application Workshops are open to rising seniors.  

Students who need to remediate a failing grade should work with his/her School Counselor and the Assistant Prefect of Studies, Maura Maloney (, to coordinate a remediation plan.

For questions regarding financial assistance, please contact Ms. Maureen Lonergan, 

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  • ACT Preparation

    Saint Ignatius, in partnership with Academic Approach, is offering three-week ACT preparation courses for Saint Ignatius students. Each student will receive highly customized classroom teaching from expert tutors. Twenty-four hours of classroom instruction and three diagnostic tests are included. There are twenty seats available in each class and a minimum of ten students are required to run a class. 

    The three-week ACT course is available every weekday June 10 - June 28 (except June 19th) from 10:00am-12:00pm (some days are 10:00am - 1:00pm) of the Summer Program.

    Where: Classroom in main school building (TBD)
    Cost: $749 (Financial aid is available. Contact Mr. Schmidt with questions.)

  • Algebra II/Trigonometry Advancement PART 2


    If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jennifer Boka (

    This four week June session course represents the second half of the Two-Year Algebra II/Trigonometry Advancement Program. It is open only to students who took Part 1 and received at least a B (83%) and also earned a B (83%) in the first semester of Geometry.  Students who complete this course with at least a B (83%) will receive credit for completing Algebra II (MA 535) and will be placed in Regular Precalculus (MA 545) in the fall.

    Dates: June 3 - June 28
    Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cost: $650
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry Survey


    If you have questions, contact Ms. Sheila Walsh (

    This is a summer school option that allows eligible students to take Algebra II/Trigonometry in the June summer session and advance into PreCalculus the following school year.  Algebra II/Trig Survey covers an entire year of Algebra II. Students will be expected to complete asynchronous online modules prior to the in-person course. During the month of June, students will attend class in person for 3 hours a day and need to complete additional assignments outside of class. Students need to have an A in Geometry or Geometry Honors and teacher recommendation to take this class. It provides an opportunity for acceleration for students who have completed a Geometry course and want to take Calculus in their junior or senior year.  This is a non-credit advancement course.  Students must earn a minimum grade of a B in order to qualify for advancement into PreCalculus.

    Students are encouraged to speak with their current math teacher or counselor as they plan their classes for next year. For those students who qualify, there will be an interest form sent out in February including more details of the course and registration information. Specific details of this course can be found in the 2024 - 2025 Curriculum Guide on Blackbaud.  

    Approval from the Mathematics Department is required for all enrollees.

    Dates: June 3 - June 28 (No Class on June 19)
    Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am or 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Cost: $650
  • AP Biology Prep

    This four week course will be offered online or in-person and is a non-credit advancement opportunity for students wanting to take AP Biology in their junior year.  This course is by recommendation of the Science Department.  

    Dates: June 3 - June 28 (No Class on June 19)
    Times: Course will be offered 9:00 am - 11:00 am or 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Cost: $550 in person; $350 online
  • College Application Workshop

    Rising seniors are invited to join College Counseling in a summer workshop that will help students complete the Common Application, build an activities list, and effectively navigate Naviance. We will also spend time brainstorming essay approaches and unpacking how an application is read from the perspective of a College Admissions Officer.  College Counseling is hosting three separate workshop sessions listed below.  For two of these workshop dates, a student who is interested may take the Writing the College Essay in the morning during the same week as their College Application Workshop.

    Dates: June 4 - June 6
    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Dates: July 10 - July 11
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dates: August 6 - August 8
    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Cost: $40/workshop session
  • Personal Finance Boot Camp

    The Wolfpack Personal Finance Boot Camp is intended to provide students entering their junior or senior year with a basic understanding of key economic transactions.  The course will be hands-on and will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of budgeting, the use of credit, legal issues related to landlord-tenant relationships, and getting, keeping and succeeding in the workplace (including an understanding of taxes, benefits and workplace culture).  The goal of the course is to provide students with tools for managing the next steps in their personal, academic and professional lives.

    Dates: June 17 - June 21 (No Camp on June 19) or July 22 - July 26
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Cost: $40
  • Precalculus Survey


    If you have questions, contact Ms. Sheila Walsh (

    This four week June session course covers the prerequisite content from PreCalculus in order to be prepared to take Calculus in the fall. The course is intended for students who perform at an A- level (or better) in College Prep Algebra II/Trigonometry or who perform at a B+ level (or better) in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry. Students who complete this summer survey course with a B or better will enroll in College Calculus (MA 550) in the fall and will earn a grade of “Pass” for PreCalculus. Students who finish with an A or better can enroll in AP Calculus AB (MA 549) in the fall. The grade earned from this survey class will determine placement, but it will not factor into the student’s overall GPA. Approval from the Mathematics Department is required for all enrollees.

    Dates: June 3 - June 28
    Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cost: $650
  • SILS: Student Ignatian Leadership Seminar

    The Student Ignatian Leadership Seminar (SILS) is back! SILS will be held at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Part of this robust leadership development experience may take place at the UIC campus. This summer's cohort class is limited to 30 students who are entering sophomore, junior, or senior year at Saint Ignatius College Prep. SILS certification is a significant factor if you wish to hold leadership positions at Saint Ignatius in the future.

    Dates: July 9 - July 10
    Cost: $100

    Tuition Assistance is available.  Please email for more information.
  • Theology: On Holy Ground (Senior Elective Credit Course)

    This credit-earning Theology course and travel experience fulfills the senior Theology elective requirement and is a graded course that will be included in the student's transcript and calculated into the student's GPA. This course also counts as the student's senior retreat requirement. During the school year, students must minimally enroll in at least five courses at any given time and all students must take the senior World Religions semester course during the school year. If a student chooses, they may still enroll in a Theology elective and/or attend another senior retreat during the school year in addition to this Theology elective credit.

    On Holy Ground: Catholic Spirituality and God's Creation seeks to connect the traditional Catholic spiritual practices of prayer and contemplation with experiences of the beauty of God’s creation. Students will be prompted to consider the beauty of the natural world as reflections of God’s own beauty and goodness. The course will emphasize the experience of wonder and awe as an experiential gateway to Catholic spirituality and theology. Students will be prompted to critically examine the challenges of developing a rich spiritual life in a continually advancing consumerist and technologically centered society. Students will be introduced to an incarnational spirituality that seeks to find God’s presence in the natural order. The course will center on classical and contemporary works of Christian spirituality and theology. The course will culminate in a formative camping and hiking trip in which students will experience the country’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring landscapes.

    The Summer 2024 trip will take students to experience the beauty of California's natural wonders in the Redwoods, Yosemite National Park, and Monterey Bay's ocean life.

    The cost of the course includes tuition, airfare, transportation during the trip, most meals, tents, and entry fees/tickets for planned activities.

    For questions regarding Tuition Assistance, please contact Maureen Lonergan,  For questions regarding the course or travel logistics, please contact Tom Weiler,   

    Coursework at Saint Ignatius College Prep: June 3 - June 18; 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. daily
    Travel: June 19 - June 29

    Cost: $2000
  • Writing the College Essay

    This one-week workshop is designed to help students write their main college application essay and draft a supplemental essay.  The workshop includes brainstorming, pre-writing, drafting, and revising essays.  Students must obtain the book "College Essay Essentials" by Ethan Sawyer prior to class and bring it for class as a reference.

    Dates: June 3-June 7; June 10-June 14; July 29-August 2; August 5-August 9
    Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Who: This course is open to rising juniors and seniors
    Cost: $150

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