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Physics

$450

with Dr. Janine Reardon

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong high school lab-centered course is intended for homeschooled students studying physics. Depending on the week, labs will run between 60-90 minutes, and are aligned to independent study content through Khan Academy. Students may choose from a standard or advanced independent study track, with work assigned and monitored by the instructor. Topics include matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, electricity, and magnetism.

Prerequisite: Algebra II. A formal grade for this class is available on request. Our "Office Hours" membership is highly recommended for students who lack access to a physics-knowledgeable mentor at home.

Precalculus

$450

with Dr. Janine Reardon

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong, twice weekly "flipped classroom" Precalculus clinic is intended for homeschooled students preparing for Calculus. Utilizing Khan Academy, students will have lectures and assignments to study at home, with aligned classroom sessions to receive in-person instruction, work on problem areas, ask questions, and engage in enrichment activities to enhance comprehension. Topics studied include but are not limited to conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, and matrices and complex numbers.

Students requiring additional math support are encouraged to register for our "Office Hours" membership.

Prerequisite: Algebra II. Placement assessments and/or formal grades are available on request.

Puzzles & Games for Young Detectives

$150

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 1 am

Think you're so smart? Prove it! Campers in this program will explore various puzzles and games that test their wit, observation, and deductive reasoning. In addition to various puzzles and games, upper elementary students will learn a little about the psychology of self-dellusion, and play the role of detective in daily mysteries. At the end of the week, they'll even attempt to solve an escape room designed by teen campers!

Python Programming with Minecraft

$150

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jul 2, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jul 23, 2018

Campers will learn how to code using Python, a programming language favored among many programmers in the current industry. However, unlike a traditional coding class these students will learn how to code within the popular game Minecraft in order to add to and manipulate the game! This introductory class is appropriate for campers from upper elementary through early high school who have little to no experience with Python.

Science Mysteries
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Science Mysteries

$160

with Peter Lucker

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 9 am

In this upper elementary camp, students will explore various science mysteries. They will learn and discuss "Weird, But True" science fun facts, conduct strange experiments, and even exercise their creativity with some peculiar science projects, such as photosensitive art. This class is priced to reflect a $10 materials fee.

Scratch Programming
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Scratch Programming

$150

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Jul 30, 2018 at 9 am

Upper elementary and rising middle school students can scratch the surface of computer programming with Scratch and the help of our friendly staff! 

Scratch is a visual programming language for kids (and learners of all ages) developed by the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. 

Sherlock, Inc.

$150

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 9 am

The inobservant will find no quarter in this problem-solving mystery program for teens. Deductive reasoning is the name of the game as participants exercise their powers of logic and observation to solve mysteries and puzzles. It's really all very elementary.

Storybook Makers
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Storybook Makers

$150

with Kayla Harris

Calendar Next session starts Jul 9, 2018 at 9 am

K-2 campers in this program develop their reading and fine motor skills by exploring popular children’s book authors Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss. Young students will read different stories daily and do arts and crafts developed for each specific book. Some of the stories include: The Cat in the HatThe Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.





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