2D Art (print making, drawing & painting)

In this course we will make collagraphs and reduction prints. Through daily prompts, such as drawing games, blind drawing, upside down drawing and more we will practice and sharpen our observation skills and use our imagination. We will produce 3…

3D Art (sculpture, mixed media)

What is art? What is design? We will experiment with different materials such as masking tape, chopsticks, wire, plastic toys and make sculptures, pouches, mobiles, etc…out of them. Be ready to be amazed at yourself as you explore new ways…

Advanced Creative Writing (Grades 8-9)

Magic, monsters, and myths! This class explores the writing genres of fantasy stories, myths, and plays. Students will proceed through the writing process from pre-writing, editing, and final drafts as they draft magical fantasy stories, heroic myths, and dramatic short…

Algebra

Did you already complete a pre-algebra program at your school? Maybe you took a beginning algebra class and aren’t quite sure if you learned everything that you need in order to move on. Or maybe you just want one last…

Creative Writing (Grades 6-7)

Students will explore fiction and non-fiction writing as they proceed through the process of pre-writing, editing, and final drafts while keeping a writing journal. Topics will include: poetry, memoir, and story-writing. Students will learn techniques to build their writing skills…

Digital Comics Workshop

This class is designed primarily for students who already have some proficiency in drawing and/or writing comics. Students who enroll will be asked to bring in their ideas and projects to share. The class will be set up for individual…

This class is designed primarily for students who already have some proficiency in drawing and/or writing comics. Students who enroll will be asked to bring in their ideas and projects to share. The focus will be on creating comics in…

Drama I: Theatre Games & Acting Basics

In this class, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of theatre arts. Students will use various creative drama techniques to build confidence and trust, stimulate imagination, movement, and role-play. Through theatre games and activities students will learn to…

Geometry

If you like the visual and physical world of math, this class is waiting for you (particularly if you have successfully completed an algebra course). This is an introductory course on the basic geometric concepts including measurement, angles, lines, planes,…

Going Green

Going Green students will discover their own connections and curiosities about our oceans, forests, animals and other aspects of nature. Through current events, literature, journaling and research, students explore problems in our natural environment and work together to create solutions….

Healthy Kids

Come learn about health and wellness for kids! Topics will include nutrition, technology “time outs”, coping mechanisms, how to have healthy transitions through grade levels and much more. Students will also participate in activities including yoga, meditation and functional exercises….

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Students will be engaged in multimedia presentations, role-playing, creating presentations, and group projects to simulate the step by step process of creating, marketing, and selling products of their own invention. The emphasis is on students having fun and gaining a…

Life Science

“An Evolutionary World” An exploration of the stunning and ever-changing diversity of life which covers every inch of our planet. We will introduce and study key topics and themes of both animals and plants, including evolution, environments, adaptations, ecosystems, and…

Watch classic (age appropriate) science fiction & fantasy films. Personally review and discuss them as a class before making teams which will compete in a quiz show, where you can win prizes for accurately answering movie trivia questions. Materials Fee: …

Multimedia 1: Focus on Animation

This class will work on individual and group projects, learning basics of Flash, Photoshop, Garage Band, and iMovie* for their projects. Final group projects will be shown at the school assembly at the end of the three weeks. (*or comparable…

Physical Science

“Earth and Beyond” A fast paced race through the history of our amazing planet, including early formation, major geologic phases and evolutions to important current forces, including human’s impact and responsibility to our planet’s future. We will then explore the…

Pre-Algebra

This course reinforces and builds upon mathematical skills with an emphasis on algebraic concepts. Students will study fractions, decimals, percents, positive and negative integers and rational numbers. They will become more proficient in using ratios, proportions and solving algebraic equations….

Spanish

A fun, multi-dimensional but academic introduction to the language which has played the largest role in the creation of California, the West, and the entire Spanish speaking world. We’ll focus on the story of Spanish arrivals and civilizations in the…

Soccer

The class will cover soccer fundamentals for beginners, but experienced players are welcome. Students will learn basic passing, dribbling, shooting, rules of play, and how to play individually and as a team. Students are encouraged to bring shin pads, a…

Speech and Debate

Join us for fun with public speaking! Good communication skills are essential for success in school and in life, so join us for an opportunity to get your voice heard. The goal of the class is to develop and enhance…

Sports and Fitness

Students will participate in a wide range of sports and fitness activities including dynamic warm-ups, circuit training, and traditional/non-traditional sporting games. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and sportsmanship. Students will be challenged to create their own physical fitness routines…

Swimming and Sports

Come and join us in the pool for instructional swimming. We will be strengthening elementary strokes, and refining swimming skills through lessons and games. Students will improve their swimming abilities and enjoy games in the pool. Activities out of the…

Swimming and Sports (After School)

Come and join us in the pool for instructional swimming. In the first class, participants will be split up according to ability. The goal of the class is to help develop good fitness habits, polish strokes, improve confidence in the…

Students will increase their writing, editing, communication, and vocabulary skills as they learn to write a good news story. Students will also explore other areas of newspaper writing including: opinion editorials, movie reviews, an advice column, and comics strips. This…