Grade K-2 Courses


First Hour 10:00AM

KARATE (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $115

This class is designed to teach self-defense, improve self-confidence, teach non-violent problem solving, and be a physical workout that engages all of the major muscle groups. This form of martial arts is unique in the sense that it uses basic principles from biomechanics, sports medicine, and kinesiology. These sciences are applied to make sure that students are learning effective techniques that are not telegraphed, and regardless of how often or long and individual is practicing, it won’t cause joint damage (which is commonly associated with traditional styles of martial arts). Instructor: Black Belt Academy

LITERATURE PROJ- Reading Detectives

Fee: $135

Get your magnifying glass as we search engaging picture books! We will look for literary elements using story maps, completing author profiles, learning about synonyms, antonyms, homophones, similes, metaphors, personification. This class will provide students will a good foundation for how good readers read. Instructor: Cristal Moyer


Second Hour 11:00AM

Multimedia Art (Self-Pay Only)

Fee: $145

Class will focus on giving students an opportunity to experiment with various media including watercolor, oil and soft pastels, acrylic and ink. All projects are developed for this age group and gives each child the opportunity to add their own art flare, as they are leaning techniques used by professional artist. The class will include demos from the instructor and plenty of time for students to Create.  Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss

PHYSICAL WORLD- Magic School Bus K-2 (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $145

Explore a variety of natural world topics by reading Magic School Bus books or watching the DVDs. We will conduct hands-on activity and experiments based on the topic for the week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

IND SPORTS-YOGA PROJECTS- Yoga K-3 

Fee: $145

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn the basics of yoga as it relates to their personal fitness and wellness. Yoga is great for stretching and core strengths as well as individual mindfulness. The class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor and content will vary based on student grade level.” Instructor: TBD


Third Hour 12:30PM

MUSIC- Songs of Life

Fee: $145

In this course we learn & sing songs about the refreshing and healing elements of life, exploring themes such as our heart, trees, water and each other. We go outside as much as possible to experience our environment and our relationship with it. Most of class time will be spent learning songs and singing. At the end of the course students perform the songs they’ve learned for the community. Homework includes things like listening to a song, mindfulness exercises, watching a video about the exchange of oxygen, practicing an act of kindness, practicing singing a song we’re learning, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

ENGINEERING TECH PRINCIPLES- Lego Physics (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $145

Lego’s and physics? What have the Brain Monkeys thought up this time? If you like Lego’s and want to know how to build creations that help you understand forces and motion, simple machines, measurement, energy, magnetism and more? Then this class is for you. We will be using Legos to explore, experiment and demonstrate some basic physics concepts. We will also use a specially designed Lego kit which allows students to work in pairs, each assembling part of a model. They then join their parts to complete the building project. Motors, gears and even using solar power or temperature sensors will be used in this class and we will not always be building from just the provided set of instructions! We will also get to explore a special new kit which includes lego’s that conduct electricity!! Join us and explore physics using Lego’s! LEGO = fun = learning! Instructor: Brain Monkeys

PHYSICAL WORLD- Newtons Laws

Fee: $145

Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 laws of motion play a huge role in the world of physics. This will primarily be a building class focused on understanding and exploring these concepts. No apples will be dropped on students’ heads.


Fourth Hour 1:30PM

IMPROV- Improv and Theater Skills

Fee: $135

Introduction to drama and theater. Participants will enjoy playing many different theater games to build confidence and creativity. We will also learn about the skills necessary to be a good performer.  Instructor: Alex Moore

ENGINEERING TECH- Lego STEAM Adventures

Fee: $145

This course is designed for young engineers. If you like to tinker, build or figure out why something is it is, then you are a perfect fit for what we will be doing in this class. We will build bridges, cars, catapults, and much more each week. Using LEGOS and a few extra bits we will explore cantilevers, pulleys, and even gear boxes.

Beyond the STEM concepts and skills that we will learn, we will work on strengthening our skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving and community engagement.

GYMNASTICS K-3

Fee: $115

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Students will gain focus, fitness, strength, flexibility, confidence, and self-esteem. Join us for the fun. Grades accepted: K-3 (4 year old students are welcome if Mom stays) Attire: shorts or warm-up pants and a t-shirt. A leotard is optional. Bare feet—no socks or tights. Instructor: Gym America


Fifth Hour 2:30PM

CRAFTS- Crafts For Kids

Fee: $145

Crafts for kids- In this class we will focus on working on fine motor skills using crafts to practice. We will explore a wide variety of projects to get our hands and brains cooperating while creating fun and innovative designs tailored just for your student. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau

SPANISH CULTURES- Beginning Spanish 1 (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $145

Students in my class will engage in conversations. They will work in pairs to practice the conversation. Students often begin to speak without looking at the conversation, or they begin to improvise naturally using puppets. Gestures are used as much as possible to reinforce the language. Playing charades is a great way to do this. I will be asking students to memorize the conversation. The partner conversation is the starting point, but the goal is to have student change and manipulate the language as much as they can. It gets them to practice more and internalize the language. They do perform for the whole class. Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Instructor: Miriam Del Valle


Additional cLASSES nOT cURRENTLY rUNNING

During our Initial Registration Period we offer a wider variety of classes than what makes it to the final schedule.  Teachers may offer slightly different classes side-by-side in the same hour (such as Theater Scenes vs. Shakespeare Theater) then, based on our Initial Registration Requests, we run the most popular classes and cut the ones with low interest.  This  gives students and families a strong voice in the class selection process each semester and allows ULA to fill classes that students are most interested in.  We hope you will consider registering early next semester to take advantage of the opportunity to help shape our class schedule!

Here are some of the additional classes we had available during the Initial Registration Process:

WORLD ERAS- Famous Inventors K-2 (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Inspire kids to think outside the box and explore new ideas by sharing stories about inventors and how their innovative ideas changed the world. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

WORLD ERAS- Ethics Through Stories (Not Available)

Fee: $145

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those that do not learn the past are doomed to repeat it?” That’s because the adage often holds true. In this class we will visit some of the most famous moments in time to better understand human nature and some of the mistakes that were made. We will then, given our new knowledge, adapt those stories into modern student created tales to help us understand and relate to these very real people whos decisions and actions still impact us today. Instructor: TBD

PHYSICAL WORLD- Fairy Tale STEAM (Not Available)

Fee: $145

After reading a fairy tale, students will build or create a structure using everyday household or classroom items. These activities will encourage critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

WORLD ERAS- Ancient History (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Many of our laws, customs and societal practices are based on things that happened long ago. We will explore the roles of the ancient cultures in our current laws and customs.

MUSIC- Without Words The Musical (Not Available)

Fee: $145

Without Words the Musical In this course we communicate without words – using positions, gestures, motions, & sound-making to interact and share. Melodies, songs, rhythms, and sequences naturally start to take form that the class uses to create an original musical to practice & share with the community. We go outside whenever able and when an activity allows. This is a kinesthetic class that teaches improvisation, composition, teamwork, and performance skills. Homework will be things like charades with a family member, making up melodies, filling out a poll for musical roles, watching youtube videos about the art of communicating through music, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

THEATER ART&TECH- Create-A-Play (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Create-a-play. We will use student input and ideas that come out of exercises and games to create a play that we will perform. Each class will consist of some theater games to loosen up, as well as working on the creation of our performance. Instructor: Alex Moore

ELEMENTARY PROJ- Letter Writing (Not Available)

Fee: $135

In this class, we will be exploring communication through letters. We will examine letters of old and new to understand what goes into effective communication. Students will explore personal and formal letter writing and learn to express themselves through the written world. Instructor: TBD

Grade 3-5 Courses


First Hour 10:00AM

KARATE (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $115

This class is designed to teach self-defense, improve self-confidence, teach non-violent problem solving, and be a physical workout that engages all of the major muscle groups. This form of martial arts is unique in the sense that it uses basic principles from biomechanics, sports medicine, and kinesiology. These sciences are applied to make sure that students are learning effective techniques that are not telegraphed, and regardless of how often or long and individual is practicing, it won’t cause joint damage (which is commonly associated with traditional styles of martial arts). Instructor: Black Belt Academy

AMERICAN CULTURES- Unfamous Presidents

Fee: $135

Unfamous Presidents- We all know who George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the Roosevelts are, but what do you know about Herbert Hoover, or James K. Polk? In this class we will examine the lives of 14 U.S. Presidents that are often overlooked in History. What did they do and who were they? What was their impact on the nation? Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau

IND SPORTS-YOGA PROJECTS- Yoga 4-8 (4th and 5th grade only)

Fee: $145

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn the basics of yoga as it relates to their personal fitness and wellness. Yoga is great for stretching and core strengths as well as individual mindfulness. The class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor and content will vary based on student grade level.” Instructor: TBD


Second Hour 11:00AM

SHAKESPEARE PROJ- Shakespeare for Kids

Fee: $135

Shakespeare performance. We will learn a little about Shakespeare, his works, and his life and times as well as performing a very kid-friendly, 10-minute modernized version of one of Shakespeare’s plays (to be determined based on number of kids in the class). Each week, students will be exposed to some knowledge about Shakespeare or Elizabethan England, then use drama to convey what they learned through short skits, commercials, mime, etc. The second half of each class period will be devoted to working on our mini-production, which we will perform at the end of the semester. Students may use scripts for the final performance and should feel comfortable reading aloud in class. Instructor: Alex Moore

CRAFTS- Crochet 1

Fee: $145

Learn the basics of Crochet and complete several projects. Needles and yarn will be provided by parents. Teacher will provide patterns.

This course will have homework. Homework will come in two parts. First, Videos will be posted each week in haiku for students to watch and aid in learning or reinforcing skills learned in class. I do additionally ask each student to work on projects at home. There simply is not enough time in class to complete projects. The expectation is for students to be sitting down with their projects about 5-10 minutes each day. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau

IND SPORTS-YOGA PROJECTS- Yoga K-3 (3rd graders only)

Fee: $145

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn the basics of yoga as it relates to their personal fitness and wellness. Yoga is great for stretching and core strengths as well as individual mindfulness. The class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor and content will vary based on student grade level.” Instructor: TBD


Third Hour 12:30PM

Pen & Ink (Self- Pay Only)

Fee: $145

Students will learn professional techniques used by pen and ink artists. This will involve the study of mark making and seeing how to make textures.  Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss

HEALTHY LIVING- Physical Fitness 4-12

Fee: $115

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Older students will participate in strengthening their body through fun physical fitness activities and cooperative games. Throughout the semester physical fitness will be monitored and periodically evaluated. Students will be taught basic fitness drills they can use at home and tumbling skills such as: forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. Come join in the fun while getting into shape! Instructor: Gym America

PHYSICAL WORLD- Magic School Bus 3-5 (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $145

Explore a variety of natural world topics by reading Magic School Bus books or watching the DVDs. We will conduct hands-on activity and experiments based on the topic for the week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer


Fourth Hour 1:30PM

SOCRATIC CIRCLES- Book Club

Fee: $135

Read with friends, share ideas, and learn about story elements (book to be determined). Instructor: Cristal Moyer

COMPUTER PROG PROJ- Scratch Game Design

Fee: $145

Give your child a boost in learning key 21st century learning skills: creative thinking, teamwork, communication, and analysis. Using Scratch, a computer learning tool and a visual programming language, your child creates games, animations, stories, and art. Students draw pictures, add sound and movement, and share their projects with the class. These activities help students understand mathematical and computational concepts and the process of design. Instructor: Brain Monkeys

GYMNASTICS (Grade 3)

Fee: $135

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Students will gain focus, fitness, strength, flexibility, confidence, and self-esteem. Join us for the fun. Grades accepted: K-3 (4 year old students are welcome if Mom stays) Attire: shorts or warm-up pants and a t-shirt. A leotard is optional. Bare feet—no socks or tights. Instructor: Gym America

BRAIN GAMES- Analytical Puzzles

Fee: $145

Throughout history people have played with analytical concepts and created codes and puzzles to highlight those. We will look at some of the most famous puzzles, games and codes and use the specific principles and concepts to crack them. Instructor: TBD


Fifth Hour 2:30AM

ROBOTICS- Sumo Battle Bots

Fee: $145

3-2-1 Sumo! That is the traditional starting announcement to a Sumo Battle Robotics Competition. Sumo Battle is when two robots battle each other in a Sumo Ring and the last robot in the ring is declared the winner. Lots of skill goes into building and programming a successful Sumo Battle Robot and in this class we will get students ready to battle their classmates in the Sumo Ring! Both building and programming will be learned and all experience levels are welcome. We will be using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Education kits during this class which allow students the freedom to build and program their robot to do almost anything they can imagine!Join us in this fun class and let’s get build some amazing SUMO Battling robots!! Instructor: Brain Monkeys

CULINARY EXPRESSIONS- Culinary Expressions (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $175

Curriculum will focus on specific ingredients, different ethnic cuisines, basic knife skills (limited to paring knife use), and making simple dishes from scratch. Instructor: Lilian Anderson

SPANISH CULTURES- Beginning Spanish 1 (Waitlist Only)

Fee: $145

Students in my class will engage in conversations. They will work in pairs to practice the conversation. Students often begin to speak without looking at the conversation, or they begin to improvise naturally using puppets. Gestures are used as much as possible to reinforce the language. Playing charades is a great way to do this. I will be asking students to memorize the conversation. The partner conversation is the starting point, but the goal is to have student change and manipulate the language as much as they can. It gets them to practice more and internalize the language. They do perform for the whole class. Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Instructor: Miriam Del Valle


Additional cLASSES nOT cURRENTLY rUNNING

During our Initial Registration Period we offer a wider variety of classes than what makes it to the final schedule.  Teachers may offer slightly different classes side-by-side in the same hour (such as Theater Scenes vs. Shakespeare Theater) then, based on our Initial Registration Requests, we run the most popular classes and cut the ones with low interest.  This  gives students and families a strong voice in the class selection process each semester and allows ULA to fill classes that students are most interested in.  We hope you will consider registering early next semester to take advantage of the opportunity to help shape our class schedule!

Here are some of the additional classes we had available during the Initial Registration Process:

WORLD ERAS- Ancient History (Not Available)

Fee: $135

In this class we will explore history and retell the stories in a modern interpretation to highlight the main ethical lessons that each historical event offers. Instructor: TBD

MUSIC- Ears & Eyes (Not Available)

Fee: $145

In this course students develop the skill of learning music by it’s sound and sight through 3 steps: listening to it, writing or drawing it out creatively, and learning how to write it out in Modern Western Music Notation. Class will include activities like listening to a melody and then singing it, playing the piano, drawing creative pictures of sound, and writing out music on staff paper. Students will share the music they’ve learned with an audience at the end of the course. Homework will include things like listening to a song and practicing singing along, watching a video about transcription or music theory, writing out a rhythm, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

MUSIC- Reading Music Notation (Not Available)

Fee: $145

In this course students learn the skill of reading Modern Western Music Notation. Class will include practicing things such as flashcards, rhythm notation, pitch names, different clefs, sight-reading, key signatures, time signatures, scales, ear-training, singing and playing music written on a page. Students will also write out their own music to share and the group will give a performance of written music to an audience at the end of the course. If students want to bring in their instruments that they play at home, this is very welcome. We go outside whenever we are able and when an activity permits. Homework will include things like practicing a scale we learned, writing out a melody, watching a video about music theory, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

THEATER ART & TECH- Create-A-Play (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Student-created and directed play. Through games, exercises, etc., students will create their own play, made up of small segments, each of which will be directed by one of the students so everyone has a chance to be director and actor. Instructor: Alex Moore

PRESENTING IN THE MODERN AGE- Writing In The Modern Age (Not Available)

Fee: $135

With the world becoming a smaller place, the written word has become the main mode of communication and is of the utmost importance. In this class we will explore written communications like email, text, letters, and blogging. Instructor: TBD

Watercolor (Self-Pay Only) ((Not Available)

Fee: $145

Students will learn watercolor techniques used by professional artists and at the same time have fun exploring the world of color..  Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss

NATURAL WORLD PROJ- Inside My Body (Not Available)

Fee: $145

The Natural World is a fascinating place full of things seen and unseen. Understanding and

appreciating our Natural World is the first step in caring for it. One of the most fascinating aspects of it are our own bodies. In this class will explore how our bodies work and the different systems that are responsible for our day to day lives and functions. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

PHYSICAL WORLD- Magic School Bus 3-5 (Not Available)

Fee: $145

Explore a variety of natural world topics by reading Magic School Bus books or watching the DVDs. We will conduct hands-on activity and experiments based on the topic for the week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

WORLD ERAS- Famous Inventors (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Inspire kids to think outside the box and explore new ideas by sharing stories about inventors and how their innovative ideas changed the world. Instructor: Cristal Moyer

 

Grade 6+ Courses


10:00AM

Elements of Art and How to Use Them (Self-Pay Only)

Fee: $145

Art projects done in this class will focus on the 7 Elements of Arts. In turn, student will see their drawing skills and ability to analyze their work improve.  Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss

ENGINEERING TECH PROJ- Makers Design Lab

Fee: $145

In this class, students will be taken through the process of making. They will be introduced to the steps it takes to create something, from concept to finished project within given parameters. To do this, students will need a basic introduction to some of the fundamentals of design and computer design software. This class will focus on making and all that comes with it. We will be learning design, tool safety, tool usage and finishing. There will be tool demos, while breaking the week up with design time, skill development and creative/ work time. Each student will be working on projects they come up with and will be individually guided in their project so they can learn at their own pace. We will be sending all registrants a survey of their interests and project ideas so that we may get a sense of what supplies and projects students will be interested in doing. Please note that projects will be approved ahead of time and are dependent on available materials, time available and the tools and machines that we have access too.

Come join us for a creative, fun time with the coolest kids maker company on the planet (Brain Monkeys of course!). The future is yours to make. Instructor: Brain Monkeys

IND SPORTS-YOGA PROJECTS- Yoga 4-8 

Fee: $145

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn the basics of yoga as it relates to their personal fitness and wellness. Yoga is great for stretching and core strengths as well as individual mindfulness. The class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor and content will vary based on student grade level.” Instructor: TBD


Second Hour 11:00AM

MUSIC- Forming Songs

Fee: $145

In this course students learn how music can be arranged into different forms. Class will include listening to songs, writing out the names of sections, memorizing patterns, and learning to compose music using a form as the foundation. Students will give a presentation of forms they learned and performance their compositions for an audience at the end of the course. If students want to bring in their instruments that they play at home, this is very welcome. We go outside whenever we are able and when an activity permits. Homework will include things like listening to a song and writing out its form, composing something in a format to bring in, watching a video about music composition, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

NATURAL WORLD- Current Events Exploration

Fee: $135

Every time we open the newspaper, turn on the news, or check the internet, it seems like new discoveries and breakthoughs are being made in medicine, technology or astronomy. In this class, we will focus on some of the most interesting and newest discoveries being made. This class will be driven by student interest and current events. Be prepared to research and learn about a wide variety of topics as we convert our awe and wonder into understanding. Instructor: TBD


Third Hour 12:30PM

HEALTHY LIVING- Physical Fitness 4-12

Fee: $115

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Older students will participate in strengthening their body through fun physical fitness activities and cooperative games. Throughout the semester physical fitness will be monitored and periodically evaluated. Students will be taught basic fitness drills they can use at home and tumbling skills such as: forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. Come join in the fun while getting into shape! Instructor: Gym America

THEATER ART & TECH-Theater Scenes

Fee: $135

Scenes for fun. Each week, students will be paired up or grouped anew to perform a scene for the class. Most are comedic. Students will also learn some basics about theater performance: blocking, enunciation, diction, projection, performing for an audience, etc. Theater games also included at the beginning of each class. Instructor: Alex Moore


Fourth Hour 1:30PM

SEWING SKILLS- Learn To Sew

Fee: $145

Learn to Sew- machine sewing basics- Project Based Will focus on choice of clothes, bags or a quilt. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau

SPANISH CULTURES- Advanced Spanish 1

Fee: $145

Students in my class will engage in conversations. They will work in pairs to practice the conversation. Students often begin to speak without looking at the conversation, or they begin to improvise naturally using puppets. Gestures are used as much as possible to reinforce the language. Playing charades is a great way to do this. I will be asking students to memorize the conversation. The partner conversation is the starting point, but the goal is to have student change and manipulate the language as much as they can. It gets them to practice more and internalize the language. They do perform for the whole class. Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Instructor: Miriam Del Valle


Fifth Hour 2:30AM

PHOTOGRAPHY- Photography

Fee: $145

Through a multidisciplinary approach, this introductory course is designed to not only teach photography/photojournalism but also to use photos in a publication we create. We will be studying and implementing the process in which a printed publication must go through from start to finish. Instructor: Vera Davis

DEBATE- Debate

Fee: $135

Debate. Learn some basic skills for debate and practice with new topics each week as teams debate each other. This is great for developing confidence, quick-thinking skills, creativity, and logical thinking.  Instructor: Alex Moore


Additional cLASSES nOT cURRENTLY rUNNING

During our Initial Registration Period we offer a wider variety of classes than what makes it to the final schedule.  Teachers may offer slightly different classes side-by-side in the same hour (such as Theater Scenes vs. Shakespeare Theater) then, based on our Initial Registration Requests, we run the most popular classes and cut the ones with low interest.  This  gives students and families a strong voice in the class selection process each semester and allows ULA to fill classes that students are most interested in.  We hope you will consider registering early next semester to take advantage of the opportunity to help shape our class schedule!

Here are some of the additional classes we had available during the Initial Registration Process:

Artist Trading Cards (Self-Pay Only) (Not Available)

Fee: $145

Students will create small pieces of art that they can trade with other artists or keep in their portfolios. This is a fun way to share art and explore different media.  Instructor: TIna Hotchkiss

TECH DESIGN- Junkbot Electronics (Not Available)

Fee: $145

You can learn a lot by disassembling an old VCR or other recycled electronics device. In this class students will be disassembling old electronics to learn how they work, the electronic components that are inside and how we can repurpose motors and other components to build something new. Students will learn proper tool use and safety, basic electronics terminology, how to read a schematic diagram, how to solder and how to build something new out of what was old. Instructor: Brain Monkeys

PRESENTING IN THE MODERN AGE- Technical Writing (Not Available)

Fee: $135

As our ability to communicate with people around the world grows, so does our need to effectively communicate through the written word. Writing with the six traits – In this class, students will use the Four Blocks writing model to learn to write paragraphs, working up to full stories. We will refine our writing by using the Six-Traits of writing (Ideas, Organization, Word choice, Voice, Conventions, Sentence Fluency). Instructor: TBD

LEADERSHIP- Group Leadership (Not Available)

Fee: $135

This class will combine group work with civic awareness. Students will learn how to work in a group atmosphere while being challenged each week with a new task that they must complete together.There will be small homework assignments on Haiku each week that will help students retain what we have learned in class. There will also be a semester end project where students will have to come up with a way to donate their time and talents out in the community. Topics discussed in class will be: What Is Leadership, What To Look For In A Leader, Communicating, Active Listening, Group Roles (The 4 different roles in a group), How To Motivate A Team, Your Impact On Community. In this class students will do hands on activities for each topic, view short video clips that support the topics and create a final project with materials that are supplied in class as well as some outside resources. Instructor: Seta Keon

TOASTMASTERS- Toastmasters (Not Available)

Fee: $135

In this class, students will learn tips, insights, and strategies which will help them become a confident and effective speaker. We will explore 10 different speech styles over the course of the semester. Each speech style will help the student learn a new skill for public speaking. This class is also a great way for kids to come out of their shells and create new comfort zones while speaking in groups of any size! Instructor: Seta Keon

MUSIC- Reading Music Notation (Not Available)

Fee: $145

In this course students develop the skill of reading Western Music Notation by learning songs by ear and learning how to write them out. Class will include activities like clapping to learn rhythms, learning about the basics of written notation, writing music down, reading music, singing, and playing instruments. Students will give a presentation about how to read Western Music Notation & perform the music they’ve learned for an audience at the end of the course. Homework will include things like practicing instruments, flashcards, watching a video about scales, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski

NATURAL WORLD PROJ- Human Body (Not Available) 

Fee: $145

What is the most complex machine ever invented? The Human Body! Everyone knows what the human body looks like on the outside, but what does it look like on the inside? In this course we will study the six major systems of the body: Cardiovascular, Digestive, Nervous, Muscular, Respiratory, and Skeletal system. Through hands on activities, labs and reading your student will have a better understanding of how our amazing bodies work! Instructor: Seta Keon

AMAZING USA PROJ- Cantering The Country 6+ (Not Available)

Fee: $135

We will take a road trip all over the beautiful U-S of A! We will be visiting every state in this course! Through crafts and activities we will learn new and interesting facts that connect each state that we visit. Topics we will cover include: Review Of The USA, Geography terms, Special events or holidays each state celebrates, Map work, Presidents and famous people who hail from each state

Students will receive weekly handouts that cover the theme that class period. There will be hands on activities and crafts for each continent/topic that we discuss. There will also be a map that tracks our “travels” throughout the world and we will watch video clips of the culture and topography of each area we “travel” to! There will be short weekly online assignments for students to complete that will support and expand on what we learn in class. Instructor: Seta Keon

SHAKESPEARE PROJ- Shakespeare Production (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Shakespeare production. Shakespeare is back! We will be reading and acting out a modernized and abridged Shakespeare play (to be determined based on number of students enrolled). Also during this class, we will learn about life in Shakespearean England through reading and drama, play theater games, and put on at the end of the semester, a funny, abridged, and modernized version of the play that is sure to have everyone laughing. Memorizing lines is encouraged, but not necessary. Instructor: Alex Moore

SEWING SKILLS- Learn To Cross Stitch (Not Available)

Fee: $145

Learn to Cross Stitch- Using Adia cloth When people hear cross stitch they often think of embroidery rings. This class will focus on the techniques of a unique fabric art that has been popular for hundreds of years. Projects will be student driven and we will discuss the historical significance of this particular fabric art. Instructor: Melodee Bordeau

AMERICAN ERAS- History of Rock & Roll (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Are you a musician or music lover who wants to learn more about how music got to where it is today?. Explore the evolution of musical genres and the social contexts in which they were born. We will select one musical genre and explore its roots and growing pains and see how its elements filter across all types of other music and cultures. This term will will be focusing on Rock-and-Roll. In this class there will be weekly homework required that will involved research and answering a few thought provoking questions to prepare for each week. Instructor: Spencer Michaud

WORLD ERAS- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Not Available)

Fee: $135

Change can often be a struggle, especially when it comes to large groups of people, nations or even the world. In this class we will explore movements of change throughout the past. We will be searching for what brought them about, how they were executed, and their effects, many of which affect our lives today. This class will begin with the Magna Carta and end with current social and political revolutions. In between, we will explore Martin Luther, the American and French Revolutions, the rise of Communism in the East, and the Civil Rights movement in our own country. Instructor: TBD