Summer Studies

Bishop Ireton offers a variety of enrichment classes and classes for credit each summer.

Summer Enrichment Classes

These non-credit courses are intended to help prepare students for the upcoming school year. No academic credit will be awarded.

Registration is open now

Enrollment and payment must be completed by June 2, 2021. Space is extremely limited. There are no refunds after June 3, 2021. Vacations and other scheduling conflicts will not be accommodated.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Lonnell Battle, Assistant Principal for Academics, at

The classes offered this year are as follows:

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  • Algebra Placement Exam Boot Camp (for incoming freshmen)

    • Teacher: Thomas Cogliano
    • 11 am - 12:45 pm
    • Monday, June 21 - Thursday July 1; no class June 25 with final test date Friday, July 2
    • Cost: $275
    • Maximum number of students: 17
    • In-person instruction
    NOTE: Parents of qualifying students will be notified by Mrs. Battle shortly after the high school placement test is taken on June 5. Only qualifying students may enroll.
    Description: This class is for incoming freshmen with a score of 60-76 on the diocesan Algebra I placement exam who want another chance to qualify to take Honors Algebra II/Trig as freshmen. Students will retest after completing this course.
  • Algebra Refresher and SAT Prep

    For rising juniors who will be taking Algebra II as juniors
    • Teacher: Thomas Cogliano
    • 9-10:45 am
    • Monday, June 21 - Thursday, July 1; no meetings on Fridays
    • Cost: $275
    • Maximum Number of students: 17
    • In-person instruction
    Description: This class will refresh and reinforce key concepts learned in Algebra I. The key concepts this course will cover include:  Order of Operations, Inequalities, Linear Equations, Factoring Quadratic Equations, Ratios and Fractions, and Word Problems. This class will also include SAT prep for the math section with sample questions and test strategies.
  • Introduction to Algebra I

    For incoming students who will take regular Algebra I as 9th graders.
    • 9-10:30 am or 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
    • Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 12; no class Friday, August 6
    • Cost: $275
    • Maximum number of students: 28
    • In-person instruction
    Description: This class will serve as an introductory class for students taking Algebra I during the 2020-2021 school year. This class will review key mathematical concepts that will serve as important algebraic concepts for the year ahead. Students will learn special techniques to solve algebraic equations, reduce and combine fractions, and logically deduce a word problem.
  • Introduction to High School English (for Incoming Freshmen)

    • 9–10:30 am or 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
    • Monday, August 2 - Thursday August 12; no class Friday,August 6
    • Cost: $275
    • Maximum number of students: 28
    • In-person instruction
    Description: This is a non-credit two-week course to prepare incoming freshmen for Bishop Ireton’s English 9 college preparatory curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to review literary elements and literary techniques, develop reading strategies for comprehension and review essential writing skills needed freshman year. Students will engage in discussions regarding a required summer reading book.

Summer Classes for Credit

Classes taken for credit during summer studies will become part of the student’s official Bishop Ireton High School transcript.  Bishop Ireton has partnered with Educere to provide online, self-paced classes in Web Design and Geometry for highly motivated, strong achieving students. BI students must be receive prior permission from Bishop Ireton to enroll in these for credit classes. The request to enroll form is available here. Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours daily on the course.

The request to enroll for a Course for Credit (Non-Educeres) is available here.

Questions? Please contact Erin O'Leary, Director of School Counseling, at o' or (703) 212-5188.