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Upperclasswomen Summer Courses

Summer enrichment offers rising sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn new skills, explore their interests, have fun, and prepare for the fall.

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Course Listing

Chez Visi: French Immersion Summer Experience

Dates: June 8 - June 12 (5 days), from 9  a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description: Visitation invites students of French back to campus for five days in June. At the beginning of the program, students will sign a pledge promising that they will speak, study, write, and live French during the time they are with the group. Each day, students will take three hours of classes taught completely in French, focusing on the challenges of the French language and the French cultural connection to Washington, DC. After classes, students will venture out into DC and discover all the French food, museums, diplomatic, and historical connections it has to offer. Students will leave the immersive experience with improved reading, writing, and oral skills and a knowledge of and appreciation for French culture in DC. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 2 at Visitation

Instructor: Ms. Marczewski

Cost: $975 (includes food, transportation, entry fees, tuition and more)

Justice and Equity in Action

Dates: June 21 - 24 (4 days), 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. 

Description: This summer enrichment course will outline the basic attributes of Equity and Justice. By examining past and present social movements that address identity, power, and oppression, students will uncover what Equity and Justice looks like in action. Specifically, the class will outline ways in which racism, classism, and ableism have been perpetuated or mitigated through systems and institutions. Students will also learn about affordable housing, accessibility in healthcare, and restorative justice best practices. The week will end with group presentations of culminating projects.

Scholars in the class will consider the following questions:

  • What does it mean to actively be anti-racist, to use an anti-oppression lens, and practice justice in our day to day lives?

  • How effective are these collective movements and what alignment (if any) can be made with Salesian Spirituality?

  • What are equitable responses and systems that are required today?

Instructor: Ms. Jones  - Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tuition: $125

Race, Culture, & Diversity: An Exploration

Dates: June 21 - 24 (4 days) OR June 27 - July 1 (5 days) 1:45 - 3:15

*Sign up for only one session

Description: Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and project-based learning, this class will provide a hands on opportunity to learn about contributions that people of various cultural groups have made to U.S. society and the discrimination these populations have historically experienced. It will culminate in students sharing what they have learned with their classmates and create opportunities for dialogue about important social justice issues. 

Instructor: Ms. Buranen - Religion Teacher

Tuition: $125
Rising Seniors Only - College Application Workshop
Dates: August 4, 5, 8, 9, 8:00 - 12:30 

Description: This workshop will include sessions on writing an essay, interviewing, and completing the Common Application. This is an intensive course that will require some work outside of the classroom. Each student will leave with a completed essay, a completed Common Application, and feedback on their interview skills. Students will have an opportunity to interact with admissions officers from colleges across the country. 

Please direct all questions to Mrs. Cynthia Kovacs at Cynthia.Kovacs@visi.org

Tuition: $200

Please note - this course is only available to rising seniors in the Class of 2023. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: Courses will take place on-campus, adhering to guidance from D.C. Health.

Registration: Full tuition is due at registration. Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitation will maintain a waitlist in Veracross in the event of cancellations. Visitation reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment. 

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Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid is available for Summer Enrichment courses. If you would like to apply for aid, please email Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Janet Keller at janet.keller@visi.org.

Credit: Students do not earn credit for summer courses unless specifically noted in the course description.

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided. Students taking multiple classes are responsible for their own lunch / snacks.

Questions: Contact Summer Enrichment Coordinator Eric Chalfin at eric.chalfin@visi.org.