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Swings, Slides, & Spinners

$175

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this 12-week class, students grades K-2 will explore physical science concepts with springs, slides, and whirligig things! Hands-on activities, building toys, crafts, and games will fill each day as students tinker, play, and kinetically craft their way through all kinds of things that move.

ACT Prep

$545

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10:15 am, runs for 19 weeks

ACT Prep  

This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. 

NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.

 

Running with Dinosaurs

$185

with Haleema McCree

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Aspiring paleontologists in grades K-2 will learn all about the mighty dinosaurs that once ruled the earth! Kids will learn about several prehistoric eras and engage in a number of activities designed to embrace the wonder many young children have with dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. Students can expect to engage in activities such as a fossil dig, building a laser-cut dinosaur model, and even learning some rudimentary research skills. 

 

Minecraft: STEAMcraft

$175

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 15 weeks

In this one-hour weekly course, students in grades 3-5 will engage in STEAM topics through the Minecraft platform. Instructors will prestent activities in worlds designed to engage and expose them to a unique perspective in a different STEAM area each day. Class topics will include renewable energy, Redstone creations, Java coding, pixel art, and bridge building. 

Robotics II
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Robotics II

$260

with Jessica Nunno

This upper-intermediate level robotics course is intended for homeschooled students in 3rd-5th grade. This is our non-competition robotics class intended to keep student's skills sharp in the FLL off season. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set. This STEM program engages students by providing the resources to design, build, and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical-thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

 

Intro to Elementary Electronics

$150

with Sandra Nnorom

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 11 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this 12-week course, 3rd-5th grade students will wield the power of electronics with hands-on projects that break down complex technologies into modular components so they can experiment, build, prototype, and invent! Students will use learn using items such as conductive dough as well as by "hacking" familiar household items.

 

 

Engineering I

$265

with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 9, 2020 at 11:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

This hands-on, project-oriented class will build on the concepts covered in Intro to Engineering. 6th-8th grade students will learn to identify a need, research said need, brainstorm possible solutions, and work on alternatives to solve the engineering challenges presented. They will work in groups to find creative solutions to design problems from multiple engineering disciplines, possibly from specialties such as mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, or biomedical. 

Intro to Python Programming

$240

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 19 weeks

In our Intro to Python course for middle school and high school, students will learn to write in one of the world’s premier programming languages, using an innovative hardware microcomputer and challenging, relevant projects. This nineteen week course will establish a robust foundation in computer programming, and teach good coding habits from the start.

We utilize the Firia Labs learning platform, CodeSpace, which features intuitive error messaging, and a professional debugger, so students are empowered to diagnose and correct their own errors before asking for help, while step-by-step coding lessons, and open-ended projects allow students to work at their own pace.

 





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