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…

College Prep / Study Skills

Have you ever looked at a test and thought to yourself, “There has got to be an easier and smarter way to study for and to pass this crazy thing?” Or perhaps you find yourself up at 10 o’clock at…

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 II: Monologues & Improvisation

This spirited, fun course is designed to help students discover the fundamentals of performing monologues and improvisational comedy. It will improve students storytelling skills, and help them learn techniques to think quickly on their feet and to be more creative….

Economics for Kids

Have you ever wanted to know why some things cost more than other things, why your parents pay taxes, or why people buy stock? This class teaches students the important economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity cost, money management, productivity,…

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…

Kids’ Literature Workshop

Join us as we explore age appropriate literature through fun projects and activities. Students will read and analyze the novel Stargirl and other selections. Students will participate in class discussion about theme, plot and characters as well as complete individual…

Meteorology

In this introductory class, students will learn about current weather maps; structure of the atmosphere and the role of moisture and pressure in the development of clouds and precipitation; air masses, fronts, cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Elements of weather…

Model U.N.

The Model UN course will introduce students to the operations of the United Nations through the study of political positions of member nations. Students will participate in simulation activities to learn about the political perspectives of different nationalities on current…

Movie Quiz Game Show: Action & Adventure

Watch classic (age appropriate) action & adventure 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:  Instructor: Elliot…

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…

This class will be working on adapting chosen short stories and sketches, as well as viewing different music videos and video shorts for study and discussion. The students will learn the process of putting together a video project efficiently, using…

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….

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…