Class Descriptions

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**Classes are held on Mondays starting Jan 22, 2018.

**Students are not required to schedule classes for the entire day, but can choose one or more classes.

High School Classes ($150.00 each per semester)

Algebra 1 (Saxon) 8th - 12th grades (Year-Long)

This class will cover all basic algebra concepts, including basic properties and solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail, and graphing conic sections is introduced. Operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally. (Pre-requisite: Advanced Math or Pre-Algebra) 
 

AP Computer Science Principles (9th-12th grades **Each Student Must Bring a Computer to Class Each Week) (Year-Long) 

code.orgThe College Board has proposed a new AP® course called AP® Computer Science Principles.* The course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming - it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. Code.org

 

 

 

Intro to Aviation  (7th-12th grades)

Did you know a student pilot can solo a glider at the age of 14 and an airplane at 16? This class will open students eyes to the world of aviation and it's opportunities. Over this 12 week course, students will be introduced to concepts of aerodynamics, aircraft design, weight and balance, airspace, weather, chart reading and navigation.

Firm Foundations (6th-12th grades)

Firm Foundations is a Young Civil Engineering class that will introduce students to creative ways to design a variety of structures to withstand different variables and conditions. The purpose of the class is to introduce concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind roadways, bridges, and more in this fun and engaging experience. We will introduce drafting skills/prototyping on paper as appropriate.

 

Middle School ($125.00 each per semester)

Introduction to Physics 7th-10th grades (Year-Long)

This course is designed to give your child the competitive edge on advanced general science and introductory physics concepts, in order to prepare them for the challenge of a high school-level physics course. We will study such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. (Co-requisite - Advanced Math, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra I)

 

Firm Foundations (6th-12th grades)

Firm Foundations is a Young Civil Engineering class that will introduce students to creative ways to design a variety of structures to withstand different variables and conditions. The purpose of the class is to introduce concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind roadways, bridges, and more in this fun and engaging experience. We will introduce drafting skills/prototyping on paper as appropriate.

Intro to Aviation  (7th-12th grades)

Did you know a student pilot can solo a glider at the age of 14 and an airplane at 16? This class will open students eyes to the world of aviation and it's opportunities. Over this 12 week course, students will be introduced to concepts of aerodynamics, aircraft design, weight and balance, airspace, weather, chart reading and navigation.

Creative Math (6th-8th grades) 

Teaching for different learning styles is an important aspect of our program. Many students can develop "gaps" in their foundational math skills. This will lead to frustration for not only the student but for the teacher and parent. With this class, we will identify and address these issues. WE WILL HAVE EACH STUDENT TAKE AN ONLINE CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS TO FIND ACADEMIC WEAKNESSES AND PRESCRIBE A PATH TO HELP STUDENTS CATCH UP.  DURING THE YEAR, WE WILL WORK INDIVIDUALLY AND ON A CLASS LEVEL filling in these gaps.  We will work with the parent to create a solid foundation so that the student will be able to excel towards higher level math classes in time. 

 

Computer Science Discoveries (6th-8th grades **Each Student Must Bring a Computer to Class Each Week(Year-Long) 

code.orgMany students “know” how to use a computer, but we will educate them about Cyber Security, and teach them creative and time efficient ways to use the computer. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students are empowered to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. Some of the other topics include: Digital Citizenship, Keyboarding, Google Tricks, Navigation, Research, Word Processing and Programming. /Year Long **High School Credit**

 

 

 

Elementary School ($125.00 each per semester)

Life Science (1st -2nd grades) 

Students will explore life science. Through hands-on investigations, they are exposed to the kind of work that professional scientists do, helping them understand the foundations of science and inspire their curiosity.

 

Anatomy (4th-6th grades) 

Students will explore life science, earth science, and physical science. Through hands-on investigations, they are exposed to the kind of work that professional scientists do, helping them understand the foundations of science to inspire their curiosity.

 

Computer Science Jr.  (3nd-5th grades **Each Student Must Bring a Computer to Class Each Week)

code.orgMany students “know” how to use a computer, but we will educate them about Cyber Security, and teach them creative and time efficient ways to use the computer. Some of the topics include: Digital Citizenship, Keyboarding, Google Tricks, Navigation, Research, Word Processing, Hands-on Technology Fun with Robots and Coding.

 

 

 

 

Lego Challengers (1st-3rd grades)

In this class, Lego enthusiastic students will be presented with a fun STEM challenge using a variety of Legos and materials that will encourage them to use their own creativity as they plan, design, utilize critical thinking skills and problem solve while collaborating with peers in a group structured setting.

 

Intro to Circuits/Computer Science (K-2nd grades) 

code.orgWe desire to prepare our students for future success. Our program uses STEM focused centers. Students will have so much fun they will forget that they’re actually learning. The first semester we will cover Mathematics, Logic, and Technology. The second semester students will study Technology, Science, Circuits, Engineering and Math.Students will create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share.

 

 

 

Preschool ($100.00 each per semester)

STEM Prep Preschool (ages 3-5) 

Calling all S.M.A.R.T kids!! Your Pre Schooler will be introduced to Science, Math, Art, Reading and Technology (S.M.A.R.T) through engaging hands on fun activities. This class will allow children from ages 3 to 5 to begin to explore STEM topics in creative ways that exposes them to their practical world where technology impacts our everyday lives. They will learn simple scientific problem solving skills in a fun, creative, exploratory way that also incorporates literature to teach them to use scientific thinking, exploration through hands on learning, and developing creative thinking and problem solving skills.