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Algebra I

$450

with Karl Liggin

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

This yearlong, twice weekly "flipped classroom" Algebra I clinic is intended for homeschooled students studying Algebra I. 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 covered include include symbols, and sets, variable expressions, equations, inequalities, formulas, operations with real numbers, polynomials and factoring, solution of fractional and quadratic equations, field properties, quadratic formula and graphing. 

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

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

Algebra II

$450

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 10:30 am, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong, twice weekly "flipped classroom" Algebra II clinic is intended for homeschooled students studying intermediate algebra. 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 covered include but are not limited to, writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; solving systems of equations and inequalities; applying rules of exponents; factoring polynomials, performing operations with polynomials, simplifying and solving equations with rational expressions, and an introduction to trigonometry.

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

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

AMT Boot Camp

$160

with Nancy Junkins

Calendar Next session starts Jul 30, 2018 at 1 pm

In this afternoon teen program, students will learn the basics of our AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technology) workshop. They will learn the basics of relvant software in our Design Studio, and then use our equipment to cut, 3-D print, and finish their creations. Students who complete this camp qualify to purchase their own independent AMT membership if they choose, allowing them to reserve their own machine time independent from family memberships. This program is priced to include a $10 materials fee.  Minimum age for this program is 12.

Biology

$450

with Anne Martin

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 biology. 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 covered include cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity, and ecology.

A formal grade for this class is available on request. Certain specialty labs, if requested by class consensus, may come with an additional lab fee, such as dissection kits.

Chemistry

$450

with Anne Martin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong high school lab-centered course is intended for homeschooled students studying chemistry. 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 covered include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of gases, solutions, reaction rates and equilibrium, acidā€base reactions, and chemical thermodynamics. 

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

Digital Illustration

$150

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Jul 9, 2018 at 1 pm

Utilizing a drawing tablet, middle and high school campers will learn to create digital raster or vector artwork in different digital programs like Krita, FireAlpaca, and Inkscape. Basic traditional drawing proficiency and experience is highly recommended

Dungeons & Dragons

$150

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jun 18, 2018 at 1 pm
2 additional sessions through Jul 2, 2018

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead middle and high school campers through a one-week Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things. Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

Escape Room Madness

$150

with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 1 pm

In this program, teens will work with an Escape Room expert to learn how escape rooms are designed, and work together to design one of their very own! Once complete, campers will invite the upper elementary campers to try to see if they can escape.

Participants in this camp will also get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Huntsville SCREAM Works Paranormal Invesigation event, by helping us pilot our own game design with testing and feedback. 

Minimum age: 12. Middle schoolers 12 or under are invited to enroll in "Puzzles & Games for Young Detectives" instead.

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