The Center by Reach

Prepare your children

for the real world.

Homeschooling has become a popular educational option for families who have sought alternative educational experiences for their children. The growth of over-crowded classes, safety concerns, high teacher-to-student ratio, inadequate supplies, and struggling schools, have resulted in almost 2 million students being homeschooled per year.

 

The Center was created to provide those families and children with experiences to enhance the teaching and learning that is taking place in a child’s home. Participating in our intensives enables children to interact with others and receive expert facilitation of learning in short periods of time, without sacrificing families’ independence in selecting their curriculum.

The Center by Reach

Services

College Readiness
College Readiness Workshop (Ages 14+)
 

In this intensive, participants will:

1. Investigate and compare available career pathways;

2. Understand admissions requirements and how high school achievement and involvement affect options;

3. Understand financial resources available to help pay for college, how to write college essays, and how to secure recommendations;

4. Make an easy transition to college life and understand student expectations;

5. Research and identify colleges of interest.

 

 

 
Arts
Drama Workshop 2 (Ages 8 - 10 )
 

In this dynamic intensive, participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. They will work in an ensemble and create a performance while developing their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills. All facilitators of this intensive have extensive performing arts experience and education.

 
  
 
Drama Workshop 1 (Ages 8 - 10)
 

In this dynamic intensive participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. They will work in an ensemble and create a performance while developing their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills. All facilitators of this intensive have extensive performing arts experience and education.

 
 
 
Drama Workshop 2 (Ages 6 - 7)
 

In this dynamic Drama intensive, participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. They will work in an ensemble and create a performance, which will develop their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills.

 

 

Drama Workshop 1 (Ages 6 - 7)
 

In this dynamic Drama intensive, participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing, and dancing. They will work in an ensemble and create a performance, which will develop their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills.

  
 
 
Visual Arts Workshop (Ages 6 - 7 ) - Rain Forest
 

In this intensive, students engage in various forms of communication, utilizing a rich art vocabulary and a variety of technological resources. Through exploration of varied media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, students learn basic art making skills while developing critical and creative thinking skills.

  
 
 
Music Workshop 2 (Ages 6 - 7)
 

Participants in this music intensive explore their world through listening, singing, moving, playing instruments and creating, in order to stimulate the imagination, which leads to innovation and creative risk-taking. As they develop basic skills, techniques, and processes in music, they strengthen their extra-music vocabulary and music literacy, as well as their ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information. As participants sing, play, move, and create together, they develop the foundation for important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect, and responsibility that will help them be successful in the 21st century.

  
 
 
Music Workshop 1 (Ages 6 - 7)
 

Participants in this music intensive explore their world through listening, singing, moving, playing instruments and creating, in order to stimulate the imagination, which leads to innovation and creative risk-taking. As they develop basic skills, techniques, and processes in music, they strengthen their extra-music vocabulary and music literacy, as well as their ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information. As participants sing, play, move, and create together, they develop the foundation for important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect, and responsibility that will help them be successful in the 21st century.

  
 
 
Drama Workshop (Ages 6-7)
 

In this dynamic Drama intensive participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing, and dancing. They will work in an ensemble and create a performance, which will develop their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills.

  
 
 
Visual Art Workshop (Ages 6-7)
 

In this intensive, participants engage in various forms of communication, utilizing a rich art vocabulary and a variety of technological resources. Through exploration of varied media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, students learn basic art-making skills while developing critical and creative thinking skills.

  
 
 
Drama Workshop (Ages 6 - 7)
 

In this dynamic Drama intensive participants will experience the excitement of acting, singing, and dancing. They will work in an ensemble & create a performance, which will develop their appreciation of this unique art form, as it is an excellent means of learning new skills

 
 
 
Music Workshop (Ages 8-10)
 

In this intensive participants explore artistic intent by investigating the inventive development of ideas, applying musicianship skills and techniques while engaging in the creation and interpretation of the arts. They will analyze the characteristics of musical structures from simple to complex to build understanding and respect for the creative process

  
 
 
Visual Art (Ages 11 - 13)
 

The visual arts intensive focuses on further developing art skills, vocabulary, creativity, and concepts of design. Two-dimensional lessons may include painting, collage, drawing, and printmaking. Three-dimensional projects may include functional or sculptural ceramic experiences. Art history, art appreciation, and art criticism are integrated into the lessons as a framework of the curriculum.

  
 
 
Music Workshop (Ages 14+)
 

This intensive introduces various musical styles, influences, and composers of the United States from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the broad variety of music particular to American culture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of American music.

 

 
Science
Science Workshop (Ages 11 to 13)- Eye Sight and Blind Spot
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.  The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives.  Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem solving task. In the intensive Eye Sight & Blind Spots, students will learn the fundamentals of sight.  All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues undergirding the topic, and a problem solving activity that participants are instructed to solve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 

 

Science Exploration (Ages 8-10) - Hermit and the Biosphere
 

Exploring what makes for an effective environment can connect learning of all earthly elements. Participants learn about the science behind a biosphere and determine the necessary components to creating a self-sustaining environment.  They will race against the clock to work together to save the biosphere of a hermit crab!  Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.

The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
 
Science Exploration (Ages 6-7) - Bubble Trouble
 

Participants will explore the science behind the everyday wonder of bubbles using critical thinking skills while testing variables to learn what a bubble is, what makes it last, what makes it burst, what causes the colors in bubbles, and more. Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.  The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 14+)- Genetic Connection
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem solving task. In this intensive, students begin to understand the basic principles of genetics, including Punnett squares and pedigree analysis. All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 6 - 7) - Recycle. Recoup. Recover.
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve every day problems that can impact their lives. Strategies that assist participants to incorporate reading, writing, and other skills in their week-long problem solving task. In this intensive, students will be able to describe what pollution is and one way it affects the environment. Students will be able to name the 3 R's, decide whether an item should be donated, recycled, or composted, and identify at least one way to preserve water. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues undergirding the topic, and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Atomic Structure
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task. In this intensive, students explore atomic structure. Students will study the atom's subatomic particles, including their masses, electrical charges, and locations. All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 8- 10) - Ecosystems
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task. This intensive is a combination of both reading and science, packed with content on ecosystems. The participants will use the reading strategy of synthesizing while comparing and contrasting information from various sources. All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 8 -10) - Aqua-Ponic Planter & Fish Habitat
 

The science that connects water and earth elements is demystified.  Participants use 1/2 gallo planters to create fish habitats allowing them to grow plants or herbs together with their fish while replacing nature's metabolic cycle.  Participants end their week-long Intensive with an actual habitat.

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.  The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 14+) - Chemical Imbalance
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills will assist participants in their week-long problem solving task. The intensive serves as an introductory survey of topics in neuroscience, ranging from the function of ion channels in the neuronal membrane, to the activity of individual neurons and small groups of neurons, to the function of the brain and its subsystems. Topics discussed are introductions to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain, the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain. This intensive is for all science lovers and those who want to expand their knowlege. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 8 - 10) - Electrical Connections
 

The science aligned to electricity opens the doors of exploration.  Participants explore how electrical energy is transferred.  They will test a variety of electrical conductors and build four different types of circuits and create 2 battery-powered games. Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.

The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 8 -10) - Wind Tunnels
 

The growing concerns of the concept of global warming is a clear reason for learning about wind, weather, and other environmental factors.  This science intensive allows participants to make a variety of aerodynamic studies with an actual wind tunnel.  A wing and lift calculations will be made to give participants an idea of how efficient their wind is.  Participants will also visually analyze the efficiency of their creation using a smoke stream.

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.  The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 11 - 13)- The Domino Effect
 

In this physics-based intensive, students measure the speed of an automobile, measuring the rate at which a physical object of a particular size moves over the ground. Students will determine the number of kilometers (distance) traveled in one hour (time). When they measure the speed of sound, they will also measure the rate at which this energy moves. This intensive is a great concept that will further enhance students' science abilities. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 14+) - Light Rays
 

In this intensive, participants will learn how a light ray is a basic element in geometrical optics. There will be an in-depth look at the hypothetical construct that from any point in space indicates the propagation of light.

All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Yeast Air-Balloons
 

In this science intensive participants learn: A. what happens when they blow the balloon with their own mouths B. what happens when they breathe out (or exhale) and C. how they can produce carbon dioxide using yeast! They will ultimately learn how yeast are living organisms that multiply quickly, and as they grow they produce carbon dioxide. Because of this, yeast is important in baking and fermenting – we would not have bread without it. Calling all science lovers, to this fun and critical workshop. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop (Ages 8 - 10) - Built for Photosynthesis
 

Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter. The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives. Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem-solving task. In this intensive, participants will be able to describe the light and light dependent reactions of photosynthesis to relate physical plant characteristics (chloroplasts, pigments, stomata, etc) to their functions, to distinguish between C3, C4, and CAM plants and relate their adaptations to their natural environment. Participants will be able to explain the role of and conversion of energy in metabolic processes in plants, use experimental data to make conclusions about the photosynthetic process, and be able to apply their knowledge to the social topics of deforestation and global warming. All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Science Workshop- Rocket Launching (Ages 8-10)
 

The science intensive enables every participant to learn the fundamentals of the science behind space travel and the collaborative efforts to creating a functional space mission. Participants learn about the aerodynamics of launching rockets, using controllers, and battery connectors.  Science can be a mighty wonder for children to encounter.  The science intensives specifically encourage participants to explore the natural elements surrounding them to solve everyday problems that can impact their lives.  Reading, writing, and other skills assist participants in their week-long problem solving task.  All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in science and are certified teachers.

 
 
Math Success
Math Workshop (Ages 8 -10 )- Money Matters
 

The mathematics Intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. In this intensive Money Matters, students  can start to learn about more complex financial topics like saving money, comparison shopping and managing their allowance. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Mad about Math- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 

The mathematics Intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. Our Intensives include a focus on at least one Common Core instructional shift aligned to mathematics.  In this intensive students, Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all position. We also ensure that participants are solving problems that align to their age group and the state standards they are expected to master.   All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 11 -13) - Probability Rescue the Princess Adventure
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies, and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. The participants will engage in an adventure game in which they learn about probability and subsequently build a maze with their new knowledge in order to rescue the Princess. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 14+) - Convergence and Divergence
 

The mathematics Intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. In this intensive students will learn how convergence is the tendency of group members to become more alike over time. In business, this is sometimes called a company “culture,” in the sense that people who work there tend to have similar characteristics, behaviors, and philosophies. Divergence we will learn is the tendency for groups to become less like other groups over time. Since group behavior often evolves to clearly distinguish members of one group from another, the norms of most groups constantly change to resist being confused with another group or imitator. We will examine this topic in detail. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 8 -10 ) - Number CSI - Solve the "Crime"
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. In this intensive, Number CSI- Solve the "Crime", students will learn to perform operations with fractions, ratios, and decimals while also interpreting their results in a different context. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 8 to 10) - Ratios
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive, problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. In this intensive, participants will start with reviewing simplifying fractions and then be asked by the instructor to represent real-world situations as fractions. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 14+) - The Human Brain Graphing Skills
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. This intensive is a high-interest, accessible statistics project for participants. It details three approaches to gathering data on human intelligence that are conducted within the classroom. The investigation requires easy graphing skill. All facilitators of this intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 11-13) - Averages Haunted House Adventure
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive, problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. Averages Haunted House Adventure is an intensive in which students learn all about averages, mean, median, and mode. They answer questions in order to progress through a haunted house. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 6 to 7) - A Very Hungry Caterpillar
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. Our Intensives include a focus on at least one Common Core instructional shift aligned to mathematics. The purpose of this task is for participants to solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers and to understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. This task supports developing conceptions of counting on and base-ten structure, and is thus appropriately scheduled early in the school year. We also ensure that participants are solving problems that align to their age group and the state standards they are expected to master. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Math Workshop (Ages 8-10)- Order of Operation
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive, problem-solving strategies, and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. This intensive is an exploration around the order of operations with practice. The goal for this lesson is for participants to understand that there is a particular order when evaluating math expressions. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 14+) - Quadratic Equations
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive, problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. This intensive is an introduction to graphing quadratic equations. It uses graphing technology to illustrate the differences between quadratic equations and linear equations. In addition, it allows participants to identify important parts of the quadratic equation and how each piece changes the look of the graph. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

 
 

 

 
Math Workshop (Ages 11- 13) - Parallel Lines and Angle
 

The mathematics intensives are specifically intended to provide participants the ability to explore mathematic concepts using hands-on, interactive, problem-solving strategies and skills that help develop fluency and automaticity. In this intensive participants will learn all about lines and angles. They will work out the missing angles for a computer program using everything they know about parallel lines and their angle properties. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development in mathematics and are certified teachers.

Literacy
Writers' Workshop (Ages 11- 13) - Investigative Journalism
 
 

This writers' workshop will focus on personal narrative, a unit of study specifically created for this age group. This is the quintessential unit of study to launch writing for the year. Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they use to jot their seed ideas and publish their journaling. This intensive covers all aspects of journalism. There will be 6 units of study including:

Unit 1: What is Journalism?

Unit 2: Analyzing Media Learning Objectives

Unit 3: Gathering Information

Unit 4: Writing an Article

Unit 5: Preparing a Newscast

Unit 6: Editing an Article or Newscast Learning.

This intensive is a course for both those interested in journalism, but also those who want to improve their writing skills. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop ( Ages 11 - 13) Personal Narrative
 
 

This writers' workshop will focus on the staple, personal narrative, unit of study specifically created for this age group. This is the quintessential unit of study to launch writing for the year.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 14+) - Intertextuality
 
 

This readers' workshop focuses on teaching participants the habits of mind that will assist them with growing their reading proficiency.  Participants learn strategies that align to their current reading level, as the topics covered in this unit, are applicable for beginning and advanced readers.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas. In this intensive, participants will learn,  the interrelationship between texts, especially works of literature; the way that similar or related texts influence, reflect, or differ from each other. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - What Good Readers Do
 

This readers' workshop focuses on teaching participants the habits of mind that will assist them with growing their reading proficiency.  Participants learn strategies that align to their current reading level, as the topics covered in this unit, are applicable for beginners and advanced readers.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - How To
 

This writers' workshop will focus on a hands-on "how to" experience. Participants will start this unit with an activity at the top of the Intensive that immediately captures their interest and ends with a published piece that provides directives to others to complete the steps of the activity they engaged in earlier in the week. The units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they utilize to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 11 - 13 )- Who am I as a Reader?
 

This intensive will teach participants how to create an organization system at home, while practicing and improving reading skills and reading strategies for textbooks. This readers' workshop is an important intensive for all 11 to 13-year-olds who want to progress in their studies. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers Workshop (Ages 14+)- Writing Across Text
 

In this intensive students will enhance both their writing and their reading skills. This intensive should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. Students in this course will be provided with opportunities to write about a variety of subjects from a variety of disciplines and to demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose, the overarching objective is to enable students to write effectively and confidently in their college courses across the curriculum and in their professional and personal lives

 
 
 
Readers Workshop (Ages 14+) - Tackling Complexity
 

This readers workshop focuses on teaching participants the habits of mind that will assist them with growing their reading proficiency. Participants learn strategies that align to their current reading level, as the topics covered in this unit, are applicable for beginners and advanced readers. Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas. This intensive teaches students to embrace the complexities of their high-interest texts. Students will investigate the ways texts are becoming more complex, and they’ll learn strategies to tackle these new challenges, such as expecting to encounter multiple main ideas, some taught implicitly. Instruction emphasizes the strong foundation skills, such as fluency, orienting to texts, and word solving, that are required to read complex nonfiction. Students will master how to draw on all their skills to tackle complex texts.

 
 
 
Readers Workshop (Ages 6-7) - What's Happening Out There?
 

This unit focuses on reading strategies aligned to expository text.  Participants read text on their current level and learn explicit strategies for decoding vocabulary and increasing comprehension when reading informational text.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 8 to 10) - Grammar Writing
 

The Grammar Writing intensive has been created for the youngest, eager writers. Students will become familiar with parts of speech and how to recognize and use them in a sentence. Students will understand how to recognize and form a complete sentence with a subject and predicate. Students will also learn to recognize basic proofreading strategies, which will ultimately enhance their reading skills. Skills taught are:

• Developing Reading Comprehension
• Identifying Cause and Effect
• Creating Character Descriptions/Traits
• Utilizing Context Clues
• Drawing Conclusions
• Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion
• Using Figurative Language
• Identifying Main Idea
• Making Inferences
• Developing Point of View
• Enhancing Story Elements

All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 14+) - Personal Narrative
 

This writers' workshop will focus on personal narrative, a unit of study specifically created for this age group. This is the quintessential unit of study to launch writing for the year.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers Workshop (Ages 6 - 7) - Small Moments
 

The writers' workshop will help participants identify a moment in time that they would like to capture and share with the world. This unit teaches participants how to stretch a small, but captivating moment in their lives and to create a picture that comes alive through their published writing at the end of the week. Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative.  Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Debatable Issues
 

Participants in this intensive will learn key elements and strategies for comprehending debatable issues. This course will also teach them key aspects of debates. Topics addressed are staging a debate and role playing (assuming the roles of various stakeholders in debates on issues of high interest). They will also be using fairy tales to debate ethics, as well as four Corners Debate, and the inner/outer circle debate strategy that emphasizes listening to others' views and writing an opinion essay. This readers' workshop is an important intensive for students to enhance both life and academic skills. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Writing Review
 

This writers' workshop will focus on a real-life review of a participant's experience with a food, game, or advertised activity.  The Intensive begins with participants trying out a food, game, or activity and ends with a published review of the experience.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time to jot their seed ideas to publishing their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Analyzing Craft and Themes
 

Analyzing Craft and Theme intensive teaches students how authors carefully crafts their themes using literary tools. By employing literary tools authors embed the theme or meaning into separate elements that make up the totality of the literary piece. Participants will learn common tools of an author’s craft such as: character development, setting, mood, plot, point of view, figurative language, allegory, symbolism, and irony. The careful examination of these tools is a part of literary analysis. By observing how the tools are being used individually, and by critically thinking about how they interrelate to construct the expression of theme, the reader pushes beneath the surface details to discover the literature’s deeper meaning. This important intensive is for all middle school students. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 6 - 7) - Informational
 

This writers' workshop will focus on incorporating graphs, charts, illustrations, and other assistive reading tools used in informational texts.  Participants will learn how to explain effective steps to completing tasks or learning about specific items. The published piece will be an informational narrative booklet. Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they will use to jot their seed ideas and publish their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 14+) - On Demand Comparative Papers
 

This intensive features reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises where participants read and analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and informational texts. They will produce and evaluate writing exercises, including poetry, plays, comparison-contrast essays, persuasive essays, cause/effect essays, and analyses of nonfiction. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Building On What We Know
 

This unit is totally geared to focus on small group and individual conferencing with participants to provide individual strategies that address the individual participant's needs. Participants are assessed and provided strategies throughout the week to help them develop new skills. The units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they use to jot their seed ideas and publish their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 8-10)- Building on What We Know
 

Participants in this intensive will learn to identify and describe characters’ actions, thoughts, and motivations, which is no small task for students learning to read longer-length tests. Students will also learn how understanding and making inferences about character traits improves inference skills and comprehension. Additionally students learn to incorporate character traits to improve their writing. This course is a valuable intensive for students ages 8-10. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Position Papers
 

This intensive aims to generate support on an issue. It describes a position and the rationale for it. A position paper is based on facts that provide a solid foundation for one's argument. Participants will learn how to:

• Use evidence to support their position, such as statistics or dates and events.
• Validate their position with authoritative references or primary-source quotations.
• Examine the strengths and weaknesses of their position.
• Evaluate possible solutions and suggest courses of action.

This workshop is an important intensive for students seeking to improve their overall writing skills. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Small Moments
 

The writers' workshop will help participants identify a moment in time that they would like to capture and share with the world. This unit teaches participants how to stretch a small, but captivating moment in their lives and to create a picture that comes alive through their published writing at the end of the week.  The units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they use to jot their seed ideas and publish their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 14+) - Author's Craft
 

In the Author’s Craft intensive, participants will learn how the author intentionally uses literary devices and narrative elements to tell a story, persuade, or inform an audience. Participants will learn the Categories of Craft:

1. Word Craft: careful, deliberate word choice
2. Literary Craft: literary devices/techniques
3. Structural Craft: organizational features
4. Audible Craft: sound choices
5. Visual Craft: print features

Participants will learn how authors carefully choose their words and sentence structure. This is an important intensive for participants seeking to improve their overall writing skills. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Understanding Characters and Their Roles
 

Readers at this age need to focus on character development, storylines, plots, decisions, and other texts that influences a reader's ability to grow comprehension.  Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they use to jot their seed ideas and publish their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Writers' Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - Fantasy
 

The fantasy writers' workshop teaches participants the key elements to writing dynamic fantasy papers. Topics addressed in the intensive are: pre-writing, building a fictional world, plotting structure for fantasy writing, creating writing that stands out from the crowd, and creating memorable characters. Participants will gain much knowledge and many skills in this workshop. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Readers' Workshop (Ages 6-7) - Tell Me What You Mean
 

This unit of study focuses on strategies that increase comprehension by teaching participants to use strategies that focus on fluency, phonics, and other context clues that help readers within their specific reading level. Our units of study follow the traditional Teachers College Reading and Writing Project protocols established by Lucy Calkins and exposes participants to a mini lesson explicitly focused on teaching point of view, active engagement with other participants, and workshop time, which they use to jot their seed ideas and publish their narrative. Throughout the week, each participant will spend individual conferencing time with the facilitator and work in small groups to focus on areas for potential acceleration and/or need of improvement.  All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in Teachers College training and are certified teachers

 
 
Social Sciences
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 14+ )- Voting Disparity
 

The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention.  Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people tend to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. In  this intensive, we begin that process by examining problems surrounding healthcare costs, funding higher education, and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues and formulate a short media presentation using Flipgrid or some other media presentation tool to endorse one candidate.  All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues undergirding the topic and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 14+) - Title VII-The Exception
 

The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention. Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people tend to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. In this intensive, participants will learn how the EEOC enforces the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. These include the laws prohibiting discrimination in federal employment. Participants will have interesting discussions and explore the law. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues under-girding the topic and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 11 -13) - The Image of Issues
 

 The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention.  Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people tend to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. In this intensive, participants will be introduced to the Mission of the 100 People Foundation and the Ten Areas of Critical Global Concern. They will have opportunities to access prior knowledge of current global events, and they will collaborate in small groups to explore the issues in depth. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues undergirding the topic, and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 8-10) - Where in the World?
 

The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention.  Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people would like to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. This intensive helps children discover the World. Students will use  country names that match the latitude and longitude points to help you solve the riddle. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues undergirding the topic, and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 14+) - The Truce
 

The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention. Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people tend to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues under-girding the topic, and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually. This intensive will take an in-depth look at the events that transpired during World War I. The Truce of 1914 is often celebrated as a symbolic moment of peace in an otherwise devastatingly violent war. Along the Western Front, a scattered series of small-scale ceasefires occurred between some German and British forces, but this brief festive reprieve was far from a mass event. This topic is an inspiring intensive for all history lovers. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 6 - 7)- Victorian Life as a Child
 

The social studies intensives are committed to exposing participants to world issues that warrant attention. Participants are encouraged to consider examining beyond the primary, well-known issues that many people tend to address and to consider secondary and tertiary contributing factors to solving any societal problem. In this intensive, participants will learn what it was like to be a child during the Victorian Era. The discussions will include, toys, clothes, wealth and poverty, and school life. Students will jump in a time machine in this interactive, play-based intensive. All Intensives within this area begin with learning about a specific topic, the issues under-girding the topic, and a problem-solving activity that participants are instructed to resolve either collaboratively or individually.

 
 
 
Social Studies Workshop (Ages 14+) - Political Inequality
 

In this intensive, participants will learn the work of social scientists, philosophers, other scholars, and the many definitions of political inequality. Political inequality’s conceptual roots are temporally deep and spread-out in many disciplines. When read together, the literature addressing this conflict points to the idea that political inequality is at once a dimension of democracy and a dimension of stratification. Built on the classical, modern definitions of political inequality, this intensive will explore whether one should be concerned about equality of opportunities or equality of outcomes. In short, equality of opportunities is about access to the political decision. Equality of outcomes refers to the law, symbols, policy or other output that is the result of the political process. All facilitators of this Intensive have participated in extensive professional development and are certified teachers.

Coding / STEM
Coding (Ages 14+) - Problem Solving
 

This intensive is a highly interactive and collaborative introduction to the field of computer science, as framed within the broader pursuit of solving problems. Through a series of puzzles, challenges, and real-world scenarios, students are introduced to a problem-solving process that they will return to repeatedly throughout the course. Participants then learn how computers input, output, store, and process information to help humans solve problems. The intensive concludes with participants designing an application that helps solve a problem of their choosing.

 
 
 
 
Coding Workshop (Ages 14+) - Physical Computing
 

Participants further develop their programming skills while exploring the role of hardware platforms in computing. Harkening back to the Input and Output elements of the Input/Storage/Processing/Output model for computing, participants look towards current and “smart” devices to understand the ways in which different sensors can provide more effective input and output than the traditional keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Using App Lab and Adafruit’s Circuit Playground, participants develop programs that utilize the same hardware inputs and outputs that participants saw in the smart devices they explored earlier, being able to see how a simple rough prototype can lead to a finished product. The unit concludes with a design challenge that asks participants to use the Circuit Playground as the basis for an innovation of their own design.

 
 
 
STEM (Ages 6-7)
 

This fun intensive is perfect for kids who have great imaginations, like figuring out how things work or simply love technology. In this intensive, participants will have a blast creating video games, animated stories and bringing their imaginations to life. Skills they will be learning along the way are: basic coding and programming, problem solving, logic, physics and more. This intensive is a great way to get kids psyched about learning cool STEM qualities.

 
 
 
STEM Workshop (Ages 11 - 13)
 

This intensive in STEM provides participants with hands-on, problem-based, learning opportunities that introduce the principles to develop, produce, use, and assess products related to engineering and technology. They will additionally develop individual and teamwork skills to participate in society and the workplace. Activities are focused on content related to engineering and technology.

Information Technology
IT Workshop (Ages 8 - 10) - Principles of App Design
 

The world is moving towards technology at a breakneck pace. Both educators, and parents have a responsibility to introduce, encourage, and help students master technology, as it applies to school and the future. Technology will be used in every aspect of the professional lives of current students. In this intensive students, learn critical App Design concepts and Computational Thinking through if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting. Participants will engage in the principles of App Design and learn skills used in the App Design industry, including game-play mechanics, level design, and the importance of user interfaces. They will have access to powerful, easy-to-use software for students to master.  The CENTER provides each student with his or her own laptop or iPad, packed with the latest software.

 
 
 
Computer Programming (Ages 8 -10) - Animation and Design
 

Students in this intensive create computer programs with loops and events and write algorithms for everyday tasks. Through this they learn to collaborate with others meaningfully, investigate different problem-solving techniques, persist in the face of difficult tasks, and learn about Internet safety. In this intensive students build on their coding experience as they create programmatic images, animations, interactive art, and games. Starting off with simple, primitive shapes and building up to more sophisticated sprite-based games, students become familiar with the programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. They then learn how these simpler constructs can be combined to create more complex programs. In the final project, students develop a personalized, interactive program. Along the way, they practice design, testing, and iteration, as they come to see that failure and debugging are an expected and valuable part of the programming process.  The CENTER provides each student with their own laptop or ipad, packed with the latest software.

 
 
 
IT Workshop (Ages 8 - 10 ) - HTML Basic
 

In this intensive, participants will look behind the scenes of the internet to understand how webpages work. They will understand how webpages are retrieved from the internet once they type in a web address. Participants will learn a background in HTML and knowledge of basic markup languages and tags.

 
 
 
Computer Programming (Ages 8 -10)- The Design Process
 

This intensive transitions participants from thinking about computer science as a tool to solve their own problems towards considering the broader social impacts of computing. Through a series of design challenges, participants are asked to consider and understand the needs of others while developing a solution to a problem. The second half of the unit consists of an iterative team project, during which participants have the opportunity to identify a need that they care about, prototype solutions both on paper and in App Lab, and test their solutions with real users to get feedback and drive further iteration. The CENTER provides each participant with their own laptop or iPad, packed with the latest software.

 
 
 
Computer Applications I (Ages 14+)
 

This intensive will help participants learn essential computer applications and internet technology skills for personal, academic, and professional success. They will effectively:

-Use a current Windows operating system and appropriate file management resources;

-Develop and refine keyboarding skills on computers for speed and accuracy;

-Apply word processing and desktop publishing functions to create, edit, manipulate, format, cite resources, print, and store  common personal and business documents;

-Apply spreadsheet functions to solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems in business;

-Create/edit charts and graphs to interpret spreadsheet data;

-Sesign and create databases to extract, sort, calculate, and report business data;

-Design, create, and execute an artistic and professional PowerPoint presentation, which includes appropriate text formatting,  graphics, animation, and public speaking skills

-Use the Internet in an ethical manner to research, communicate, collaborate, and efficiently retrieve information.

 
 
 
Computer Science (Ages 14+) - Algorithms and Programming
 

This intensive introduces students to programming in the JavaScript language, which contributes to small applications (apps) that live on the web. This introduction places a heavy emphasis on understanding general principles of computer programming and revealing those things that are universally applicable to any programming language

Leadership
Leadership Workshop (Ages 11 - 13) - What is Leadership?
 

This intensive covers the following subjects: self leadership, public leadership, literature/biographies, creative writing, Crocodiles International Leadership Concepts and Effective study, and scheduling concepts and habits. Self-control lies at the base of sound institutions at every level of society. In this intensive, students will attempt to answer the question, "what is Leadership?" Participants discuss qualities of leadership and consider what qualities are most important for an effective leader. They will explore what it means to lead one’s self and discuss how this base serves as a critical societal support.

 
 
 
Leadership Workshop (Ages 14+) - Shaping Leaders
 

In this intensive participants will acquire the ability to instill in others a sense of altruism in order to provide for the greater good of a team. It will also inspire them to be more effective influences tomorrow than they are today. This development will be more able to occur once participants have the opportunity to learn and identify the differences between autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire leadership styles. Subsequent to this exposure, participants will have a more grounded ability to communicate, understand, and assist followers. They will ultimately learn to take risks, be courageous, and have insightful, clear visions of targeted goals.

 
 
 
Leadership Workshop (Ages 14+)- Principles of Leadership: What Makes a Strong Leader?
 

This intensive is designed to be used with the film, The Principal Story, which follows the activities of two school principals, one a veteran and one a novice. Participants will react in writing to the question "What makes a strong leader?", use viewing skills and strategies, including observations and note taking, in order to understand and interpret film clips. They will also discuss principles of strong leadership, and produce a written leadership analysis of a famous person or someone they know in their everyday lives.

Just for fun
Escape Room Session I
 

Escape The Classroom is an escape room game that every child can relate to. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for…the school bell! You and your classmates rush to gather your belongings and race to the door. Oh no! There seems to be a problem... THE DOOR IS LOCKED!

Janitor Bob left early for the day and your teacher has misplaced his extra key somewhere in the classroom. Now, the class has to find the missing key before the last school bus leaves in 30 minutes. Will your class make it out in time? Escape the Classroom today!

 
 
 
 
 
Escape Room Session II
 

Escape The Classroom is an escape room game that every child can relate to. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for…the school bell! You and your classmates rush to gather your belongings and race to the door. Oh no! There seems to be a problem... THE DOOR IS LOCKED!

Janitor Bob left early for the day and your teacher has misplaced his extra key somewhere in the classroom. Now, the class has to find the missing key before the last school bus leaves in 30 minutes. Will your class make it out in time? Escape the Classroom today!

 
 
 
Escape Room Session III
 

Escape The Classroom is an escape room game that every child can relate to. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for…the school bell! You and your classmates rush to gather your belongings and race to the door. Oh no! There seems to be a problem... THE DOOR IS LOCKED!

Janitor Bob left early for the day and your teacher has misplaced his extra key somewhere in the classroom. Now, the class has to find the missing key before the last school bus leaves in 30 minutes. Will your class make it out in time? Escape the Classroom today!

 
 
 
Gymnastics Fundamentals Session I
 

For beginners and intermediates alike, this class will teach you the basics of gymnastics and help you build the strength you need to hold proper balance.

 
 
 
Gymnastics Fundamentals Session II
 

For beginners and intermediates alike, this class will teach you the basics of gymnastics and help you build the strength you need to hold proper balance.

 
 
 
Gymnastics Fundamentals Session III
 

For beginners and intermediates alike, this class will teach you the basics of gymnastics and help you build the strength you need to hold proper balance.

 
 
 
Escape Room
 

Escape The Classroom is an escape room game that every child can relate to. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for…the school bell! You and your classmates rush to gather your belongings and race to the door. Oh no! There seems to be a problem... THE DOOR IS LOCKED!

Janitor Bob left early for the day and your teacher has misplaced his extra key somewhere in the classroom. Now, the class has to find the missing key before the last school bus leaves in 30 minutes. Will your class make it out in time? Escape the Classroom today!

 
 
 
 
Stress Management in Sports (ages 14+)
 

Stress management refers to the environmental, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral techniques employed by an individual to manage the factors and components that underlie the stress process or experience of stress. In sports children are able to receive a healthy outlet for stress-related issues.

 
 
 
Shakespeare in the Park (Ages 10+)
 

In this two-hour long workshop, participants will transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice and movement work, unravel Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis, develop fundamental acting skills and learn the basics of stage behavior. The workshop is held outdoors at a city park.

 
 
 
Hip Hop Dance Class (Ages 6+}
 

Hip-Hop 4 Kids was created specifically for children who love to dance. Students will be engaged in a fun, exciting, and energetic class that focus on the most popular dance moves seen today as well as develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence. Learn the fundamental Hip-Hop moves including basic body isolations, precision, performance quality and choreography.

 
 
 
Cardiyoga (Ages 6+)
 

Get your heart bumping and your asanas flowing. With a combination of high-intensity cardio and hatha flow poses, this class is perfect for those who move at a faster pace.

 
 
 
Computer Applications (Ages 8+)
 

This intensive will help participants learn essential computer applications and internet technology skills for personal, academic, and professional success. They will effectively:

  • Use a current Windows operating system and appropriate file management resources;
  • Develop and refine keyboarding skills on computers for speed and accuracy;
  • Apply word processing and desktop publishing functions to create, edit, manipulate, format, cite resources, print, and store common personal and business documents;
  • Apply spreadsheet functions to solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems in business;
  • Create/edit charts and graphs to interpret spreadsheet data;
  • Design and create databases to extract, sort, calculate, and report business data;
  • Design, create, and execute an artistic and professional PowerPoint presentation, which includes appropriate text formatting, graphics, animation, and public speaking skills;
  • And use the Internet in an ethical manner to research, communicate, collaborate, and efficiently retrieve information.
 
 
 
Vinyasa Yoga (Ages 6+)
 

Open to any level of practice, our Vinyasa Yoga class is all about syncing our movements with our breathing and linking each pose to create a seamless sequence.

 
 
 
Shakespeare for Kids (Ages 7– 9)
 

This interactive and exciting workshop aims to transform students into Shakespeare’s characters through voice and movement work. Participants will unravel Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis, develop fundamental acting skills and learn the basics of stage behavior.

 
 
Photography (Ages 8+)
 

Do you have a camera but you’re not sure how to use it? If so, this workshop is perfect for you. You will learn to cover the basics of photography, gain knowledge of what makes a good photograph, and discover tips and tricks to be able to shoot great photos. You will also gain knowledge of what all of the modes, dials, buttons and settings are used for.

Business and Marketing
Business and Marketing 2 (Ages 11 - 13)
 

Participants looking for a hands-on intensive that will teach them the basics of Marketing and Business in an instructional way that is concise, fun, and memorable will see how marketing and businesses operate, how it can be implemented, and how it affects the economy. This intensive will allow participants to come up with a business of their own, and cover various aspects of business principles, marketing, distribution, logistics, management, financial planning, pricing strategies and selling in a way that is easily understood. This is a must-have for the leaders of the future.

 
 
 
Business and Marketing 1 (Ages 11 - 13)
 

Participants looking for a hands-on intensive that will teach them the basics of Marketing and Business in an instructional way that is concise, fun, and memorable will see how marketing and businesses operate, how it can be implemented, and how it affects the economy. This intensive will allow participants to come up with a business of their own, and cover various aspects of business principles, marketing, distribution, logistics, management, financial planning, pricing strategies and selling in a way that is easily understood. This is a must-have for the leaders of the future

Graphic Design
Graphic Design (Ages 11 to 13) - Pictogram
 

This intensive introduces participants to Photoshop, which is one of the most powerful and popular graphic editing tools out there. The program has more capabilities than the programming of a jet plane! Participants can alter photos, fix them, and even create images from scratch. In this intensive, participants create a pictogram that conveys the essential storyline of a famous book or movie, in a simple, clear, FUN and easy-to-understand way. Students will have access to their own laptops to create their personal masterpiece.  Participants will approach a problem from a unique perspective. They will also streamline a complex storyline into a simple, clear visual narrative, and improve their drawing skills with Adobe Illustrator.

 
 
 
Graphic Design (Ages 8 - 10)
 

This intensive is designed to give participants an understanding of and practical application of Adobe InDesign CC, basic Adobe Photoshop CC techniques and the offset printing press. Adobe InDesign CC is one of the most powerful layout programs for professional desktop publishers and graphic designers. Participants will consequently learn the process of creating documents that look like a professionally designed and printed product, which includes inserting photos, graphics, and line drawings for the text copy. In addition, participants gain introductory knowledge of the processes behind commercial printing operations and scanning techniques. They will learn applications in Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge and also applications in life: (iPhoto, iTunes, and Photo Booth).

 
 
 
Graphic Design (Ages 11- 13)
 

This intensive is designed to give participants an understanding and practical application of Adobe InDesign CC, basic Adobe Photoshop CC techniques and the offset printing press. Adobe InDesign CC is one of the most powerful layout programs for professional desktop publishers and graphic designers. Participants will learn the process of creating documents that looks like a professionally designed and printed product, which includes inserting photos, graphics and line drawings for the text copy. In addition, participants gain foundational knowledge of the processes behind commercial printing operations and scanning techniques. They will learn applications in Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge and also applications in life (iPhoto, iTunes, and Photo Booth).

Speech and Debate
Speech and Debate Workshop (Ages 11 - 13)
 

This intensive is for participants who want to learn to think clearly and express themselves effectively before an audience, and prepares students for college and their careers. Participants are provided opportunities to increase their fluency as a speaker, and develop their self-confidence. The intensive covers multiple aspects of public speaking and gives the student practical experience through participation. The intensive introduces the beginning speech enthusiast to a study of poise, use of body and voice, public speaking, oral interpretation of literature, and beginning argumentation

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