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Career Prep A
with Haleema McCree
This is the first semester of a year long course. In Career Prep A, students will meet for 10 weeks for 2 hours a week to learn how to make informed decisions about career pathways across north Alabama while meeting each of the 23 state standards required by Alabama.
STEAM with Magic Treehouse- Club
with Aubrey Beckham
Using the Magic Tree House series, children in grades K-2 will explore science as seen through the eyes of Jack and Annie as they travel through the books that they find. In this 12 week club, they will learn the answers to questions like: What causes seasons? Why are snowflakes white? How is the soil different where it never gets warm? What causes floods, and how can they both help and harm the land? How do inventors use engineering to solve problems, and what makes a structure strong enough to create the Eiffel Tower? Use math to solve puzzles and uncover clues, and travel through books and time with Jack and Annie!
The Art and Science of Harry Potter- Club
with Grace Lemley
Calling all aspiring Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Slytherins, and Gryffindors ages grades 3rd - 5th! If you’ve been waiting for your Hogwarts letter, you’re in luck! In this 12 week club, students will explore the science and art of the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Students, you will be sorted by the sorting hat, experiment with the chemistry of potions, design your own wand, and more!
Computer Foundations Club
This one hour club for 3-5 graders meets for 12 weeks. This course serves as an introduction to both computer science and digital literacy skills necessary for young coders. Students will practice and build computer skills such as typing fluency, evaluating online sources, practicing internet safety, and using common computer softwares. Students will also build computer science skills through interactive games and activities and will learn the basics of coding.
Pokémon Economics- Club
with Karl Liggin
Economics is described as the science of choice, centered on the principle that society has unlimited wants that depend on scarce resources.
In this club, teens will learn about economic concepts through an analysis of the online Pokémon card game and its player driven market system. Concepts such as fiat currency, supply & demmand, market equilibrium, opportunity costs, and trade will be discussed by the class as they observe trends in the game economy over time.
This 12 week club is for grades 6-8. Students will be expected to have permission from parents to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game online (no extra cost) outside of class at least a couple hours a week in order for students to build up virtual items of value to analyze and discuss in class.
WeDo Robotics Club
with Grace Lemley
This 12 week robotics club is intended for students in grades K-2. This is our non-competition, casual robotics class for young learners. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO WeDo Robotics in hands-on solutions that will ignite students curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding.
In this twelve week course students in grades 3-5 will study matter and the way it changes while exploring in Minecraft. Students will cover topics including: chemical reactions, lab safety, elemental representation, atom composition, and Minecraft vs Real world.