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RECOVER, ADVANCE  |  ENRICH, EXPLORE

Support your summer learning goals with the Montgomery Virtual Program.  Whether you are looking for Credit Recovery, Course Advancement, or want access to a unique Summer Enrichment program, MVP has curriculum offerings and teaching services to support your goals.

EARN COURSE CREDIT WITH MVP

We partner with school districts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to ensure students can stay on target and advance their personalized learning path throughout the summer.

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Chart Your Path Forward

With MVP, the Summer of 2024 is an opportunity to explore your interests. The Montgomery Virtual Program offers a diverse summer enrichment course catalog that affords our students access to personalized learning experiences and a range of teacher support.

HIGH SCHOOL

High School Catalog Examples:

CAREER PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Introducing high school students to the working world, this course provides the knowledge and insight necessary to compete in today’s challenging job market. This relevant and timely course helps students investigate careers as they apply to personal interests and abilities, develop the skills and job search documents needed to enter the workforce, explore the rights of workers and traits of effective employees, and address the importance of professionalism and responsibility as careers change and evolve. This course includes lessons in which students create a self-assessment profile, a cover letter, and a résumé that can be used in their educational or career portfolio

HS Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 

In this course, students learn the principles of business using real‐world examples—learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, personally and as a business, and taxes and credit; the basics of financing a business; how a business relates to society both locally and globally; how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business to respond to that opportunity.

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 

From geography to culture Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view of business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected. The course further provides students with a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This course is designed to provide the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, manage, and own a business while exposing students to the challenges, problems, and issues faced by entrepreneurs. Throughout this course, students explore what kinds of opportunities exist for small business entrepreneurs and become aware of the necessary skills for running a business. Students become familiar with the traits and characteristics that are found in successful entrepreneurs and see how research, planning, operations, and regulations can affect small businesses. Students also learn how to develop plans for having effective business management, financing, and marketing strategies.

 

HS Technology

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

 

This course introduces students to the essential technical and professional skills required in the field of Information Technology (IT). Through hands-on projects and written assignments, students gain an understanding of the operation of computers, computer networks, Internet fundamentals, programming, and computer support. Students also learn about the social impact of technological change and the ethical issues related to technology. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the field of IT.

HS Medical and Health Careers

CAREERS IN HEALTH SCIENCES 

This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the healthcare field.

 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 

This course introduces students to the structure of medical terms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to health care settings, medical procedures, pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology, and pathology. The knowledge and skills gained in this course provide students entering the healthcare field with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. Students are introduced to these skills through direct instruction, interactive tasks, practice assignments, and unit-level assessments.

 

HS Digital Photography

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn’t seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-ups, and action photographs. 

Required materials: ƒ 

  • Manual camera or digital camera with manual settings (the camera needs to allow for the mode, shutter speed, and aperture to be adjusted) 
  • A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture. 
  • Tripod (or necessary item(s) to create a stable foundation ƒ 
  • Reflector (white paper, poster board, sheets, or a wall) ƒ 
  • Image editing software ƒ 
  • Access to a slideshow application, such as PowerPoint

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Catalog Examples:

CAREER EXPLORATIONS

This course prepares middle school students to make informed decisions about their future academic and occupational goals. Through direct instruction, interactive skill demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn how to assess their own skills and interests, explore industry clusters and pathways, and develop plans for career and academic development. This course is designed to provide flexibility for students; any number of units can be selected to comprise a course that meets the specific needs of students.

MS Technology

 ONLINE LEARNING AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP 

This one-semester course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to online learning, including how to work independently, stay safe, and develop effective study habits in virtual learning environments. Featuring direct-instruction videos, interactive tasks, authentic projects, and rigorous assessments, the course prepares students for high school by providing in-depth instruction and practice in important study skills such as time management, effective note-taking, test preparation, and collaborating effectively online. By the end of the course, students will understand what it takes to be successful online learners and responsible digital citizens.

MS Digital Arts and Photography

 MIDDLE SCHOOL DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN 

Digital art and design involves everything from advertising to animation to photography and more. In this course, you’ll learn about the evolution of art; the basic principles of art and design; the role of art in politics and society; and how to create digital art and make it come alive. Required Materials: ƒ 

  • Digital camera or camera phoneƒ 
  • Drawing paper and colored pencils/markers or drawing software (will need to create a logo and a character that could be animated) ƒ 
  • A computer or phone with a recording feature/app (will need to record a “radio” commercial)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Do you like to take photos? Have you ever thought that it might be fun to take photos for a living? There are professional photographers all over the world who have made successful careers out of taking photos. Of course, they didn’t just wake up one day and decide to be a famous photographer. There’s more to it than that! Digital photography is an art, but it is one that you can master. To learn how we must begin our exploration of digital photography by considering some of the early history of the visual arts and photography. Then we will dive into some basics about our main tool: cameras, as well as some other basic equipment that every budding photographer needs in their camera bag. Finally, we will talk about how to get digital images from a camera to a computer.

Required Materials: ƒ 

  • Digital camera: “point and shoot” or above
  • A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • USB cable, as needed to transfer photos
  • Audio recording device
  • Video recording device
  • An everyday household object (like a TV, refrigerator, etc.)
  • Assorted food items
  • Backdrop (blanket, construction paper, sheet, etc.)ƒ
  • Word processing software
  • Slide presentation software
  • Online timeline creator

new MVP Elementary Summer Camps

Our 3 week, virtual elementary summer camps provide K-5 students with an opportunity to explore an area of interest in-depth. Students will meet synchronously online with their teachers while exploring and creating independently throughout the session.

ELEMENTARY

Summer Camps:

SCIENCE CAMP

This camp consists of 5 days of science activities for students in grades K-5. Students will meet 3 days per week (MWF) synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26.

MUSIC CAMP

This camp consists of 5 days of music activities for students in grades K-5. Students will meet 3 days per week (MWF) synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26.

ART CAMP

This camp consists of 5 days of art activities for students in grades K-5. Students will meet 3 days per week (T, Thurs, F) synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26

ROBOTIFY CAMP

This camp consists of 5 days of coding with robotics activities for students in grades 3-5. Students will meet 3 days per week (MWF) synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26.

    SPANISH CAMP

    This camp consists of 5 days of Spanish language activities for students in grades K-5. Students will meet 3 days per week (MWF) synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26.

     

    ELA/MATH ENRICHMENT CAMP

    This camp consists of 5 days of ELA/Math activities for students in grades 3-5 who need additional enrichment before entering the next grade. Students will meet 5 days per week, synchronously with their teacher for 45 minutes. Students should enroll in the grade level completed during the 22-23 school year. Session dates:  6/24-7/12 or 7/8-7/26.

      Shore Up

      Join us this summer to Shore-Up your skills and ensure you are ready enter the 23-24 school year confident in your learning from your previous grade level.  Every course includes a certified teacher to support student learning.

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