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Registration for summer classes begins January 29, 2021. 

 

Age Group
Topic
Class Week Age Group Topic Description
Algebra 1 Review
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+.  If you are a rising Algebra 2, Geometry, or second-year Algebra 1 student, this is your chance to cover fundamental concepts to get ready for more difficult applications. Topics include solving one-step, two-step, and multi-step equations and inequalities, identifying, comparing, and contrasting different function families, describing key components of functions, graphing linear equations and inequalities written in different forms, analyzing and interpreting linear regression models, solving systems of equations using three different methods, adding, subtracting, and multiplying polynomials, and graphing exponential equations. You will need a notebook and graphing calculator. You must have completed an Algebra 1 course.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: Tuition: $179 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mar 16 - May 04
Tue
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-474-1358 #8960
Algebra 1 Study Session
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. In these live study sessions students can pop in or stay the whole time, as general academic support is provided to students in Algebra 1 from both peers and staff of Yang Academy. These Zoom Q&A sessions are moderated by Yang Academy staff. Each study session lasts for two hours.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $135 (includes $60 in fees*)
Apr 03 - May 22
Sat
03:15 PM - 05:15 PM
XK-475-1363 #8969
Algebra 2 Study Session *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 14+. In these live study sessions students can pop in or stay the whole time, as general academic support is provided to students in Algebra 2 from both peers and staff of Yang Academy. These Zoom Q&A sessions are moderated by Yang Academy staff. Each study session lasts for two hours.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $135 (includes $60 in fees*)
Apr 03 - May 22
Sat
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
XK-482-1368 #8981
Animals in Spring *NEW!*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10.  Spring into spring with this workshop.  What are the animals now doing?  Who do we hear? Who do we see?  Join us to celebrate spring with animal ambassadors, games, activities, and crafts. Offered in conjunction with Echoes of Nature Inc.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $119 (includes $50 in fees*)
Feb 27 - Mar 27
Sat
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
XK-481-1377 #9104
Art From Around the World
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 8-10. Take a trip around the world and discover fascinating and diverse art from different cultures. Learn about the styles, methods, and characteristics that identify art from various regions. Recreate these works of art by exploring different colors, textures, materials, and patterns. Understand the meaning behind some of the world's most influential pieces of art and how they  are made. Supplies students will need to purchase: sketchbook, colored pencils, markers, sharpie,  pencil, eraser, oil pastels.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $85 (includes $45 in fees*)
Apr 07 - May 05
Wed
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-483-1376 #9072
Baby Shark...Tank *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ages 11-14. Learn how to pitch an idea in front of investors just like they do on "Shark Tank." Work in teams with other aspiring entrepreneurs to brainstorm a business idea and create a pitch for it. Gain important foundational skills in starting a business. 4 days

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $85 (includes $60 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
XK-542-1148 #0192
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.  Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Aug 09 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-514-1163 #0353
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.  Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Aug 09 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-515-1164 #0354
Beginning French for Middle School *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14.   Je parle un peu français! Develop the grammar and conversational skills needed to speak French at a beginning level. Learn new vocabulary, answer simple questions, and write simple sentences in the present tense. À bientôt!

Online via Zoom. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom, and students are expected to spend a half hour per week on independent coursework. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Students must purchase: French Is Fun Book I (5th Edition) ISBN# 9781634199285 HCC Bookstore.

Tuition: $189 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mar 04 - May 06
Thu
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-478-1366 #9035
Beginning Japanese for Middle School
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14. Konnichiwa! Introduce yourself to this fascinating language with emphasis on the basic grammar, conversational, and reading skills needed for beginners. Topics include vocabulary such as greetings, numbers and dates, question and answer formation, and the present, past and negative forms of verbs. Hiragana is introduced at this  level. Enjoy Japanese culture by reviewing traditions of past and present, viewing Japanese art, and much more! Taught by a native speaker.

Online via Zoom. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom, and students are expected to spend a half hour per week on independent coursework. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Students must purchase textbook “Japanese for Busy People Revised 3rd Ed” Romanized Version (not Kana version) ISBN# 9781568363844. HCC Bookstore
 

Tuition: $189 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mar 04 - May 06
Thu
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-471-1374 #9069
Beginning Spanish for Middle School
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14.   Learning to speak and understand Spanish has never been more fun and exciting! Learn the fundamentals of the language as we  focus on themes of daily life, such as foods, colors, numbers, animals, and body parts. Explore simple grammar and progress to writing basic sentences and pronunciation. Converse and engage in small dialogues as you increase your Spanish vocabulary. Come join us to learn and hablar Español!

Online via Zoom. This class meets every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom, and students are expected to spend a half hour per week on independent coursework. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Students must purchase two books:  Spanish Is Fun Book I (5th Edition) ISBN# 9781634199285;  Companion Workbook (Cuaderno de ejercicios) ISBN# 9781531106331  HCC Bookstore

Tuition: $189 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mar 03 - May 05
Wed
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-442-1365 #8973
Come Clay With Me! *NEW!*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 8-10. Use your fingers to pat, push and pull clay materials into ceramic objects. Be inspired by ancient and modern artists to create your own expressions of clay art. Lessons using Chinese artifacts, mythology, and modern decorative design give the young artist an opportunity to make 3D objects that encourage mastery of clay techniques. Offered in cooperation with Abrakadoodle.

Online via Zoom.  Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $189 (includes $80 in fees*)
Apr 10 - May 15
Sat
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
XK-531-1389 #9372
Creative Writing for High School
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 13+.   Explore the world of your imagination and create free verse, blank verse, lyric poetry, character sketches, personal narratives, and dramatic monologues. Learn techniques of journal writing. You will publish a digital literary magazine.

Online via Zoom. No class Apr. 5. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $229 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mar 01 - May 10
Mon
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-480-1367 #8980
Creative Writing for Middle School
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14.   Explore the world of your imagination and create free verse, blank verse, lyric poetry, character sketches, personal narratives, and dramatic monologues. Learn techniques of journal writing. You will publish a digital literary magazine.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be  emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

 

Tuition: $229 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mar 02 - May 11
Tue
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-617-1357 #8958
No class Apr. 6.
Essential Biology
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. This course is for students who will be enrolled in biology or honors biology classes this year. Students should be in grade 9 - 10. Topics from major branches of biology will be covered: ecology, cell biology, genetics, and the impact modern technology has made in the field of biology.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $215 (includes $68 in fees*)
Apr 06 - May 25
Tue
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
XK-470-1359 #8962
Essential Chemistry
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. This class is for students who will take chemistry or honors chemistry in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include unit analysis, atomic structure, periodic table of elements, chemical reactions and equations, molar relationships, and stoichiometry.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $215 (includes $68 in fees*)
Apr 07 - May 26
Wed
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
XK-473-1362 #8967
Essential Pre-Algebra
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. This course is for students who will be enrolled in pre-algebra classes (middle school math classes before algebra 1, such as Math 6, 7, and 8). Students should be in grades 5 - 7. Topics covered include the real number system, operations of integers, fractions, and decimals, prime factorization, least common multiple, greatest common factor, grouping symbols, translating phrases to mathematical expressions and sentences to mathematical equations, absolute value, and solving simple one-variable equations and applications problems.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $215 (includes $68 in fees*)
Apr 06 - May 25
Tue
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-477-1361 #8966
Fun With Fondant *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14.  Would you like to take your cake decorating skills to the next level?  Learn how to make multiple flowers, leaves, bows, and more out of fondant and gum paste. Paint and accent flowers, cover a cake with buttercream icing and fondant, assemble dried flowers onto your cake and finish your cake with buttercream skills learned in the Fun With Frosting class.  You will need to provide an un-iced cake layer on the fourth day of class.  A supply list will be sent to each student before the class begins.  Some supplies will include items used in the Fun With Frosting class.  Prerequisite:  Fun With Frosting class. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $99 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
XKE-224-1451 #9952
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
XKE-224-1052 #9951
Fun With Frosting *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. Love to help out in the kitchen? Now you can learn how to decorate like the pros. Learn how to make frosting from scratch, color your frosting, and pipe frosting through a decorating bag. You will decorate cakes, cupcakes, and sugar cookies using a variety of flower patterns, rosettes, dots, basket weave, and shell borders.  You will need to provide un-iced cupcakes, cake layers, and cookies.  A supply list will be sent to each student before the class begins. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

 

Tuition: $99 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
XKE-174-1446 #9942
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
XKE-174-1054 #9535
Future Chefs *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 12+. Planned around a weekly theme, each class is an entirely new experience that incorporates culinary skills that build over time into more complex food preparation and presentation. Learn responsibility, teamwork,  cleanliness in the kitchen, and how to handle cooking utensils. There will be recipe alternatives for students with food allergies or vegetarian diets.  Offered in conjunction with Future Resource Learning.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

*Parents will be responsible for providing their child with all of the necessary food and supplies for each class. All ingredients and supplies needed will be emailed to parents before the start of the session. Most items are things you may already have at home. Items such as... spatulas, whisks, potato mashers, aluminum foil, flour, etc...  The typical out of pocket expense for a 4-week course is normally under $40.

Tuition: $159 (includes $50 in fees*)
Feb 02 - Feb 25
Tue, Thu
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM
XK-534-1382 #9153
Geometry Study Session *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. In these live study sessions students can pop in or stay the whole time, as general academic support is provided to students in Geometry from both peers and staff of Yang Academy. These Zoom Q&A sessions are moderated by Yang Academy staff. Each study session lasts for two hours.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $135 (includes $60 in fees*)
Apr 03 - May 22
Sat
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
XK-484-1369 #8983
Inspiring Artists *NEW!*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 8-10. Are you fascinated by famous artists of the past? Do you enjoy creating colorful works of art? Learn more about various types of art inspired by different artists. Draw inspiration from famous artists and create your own stylized masterpiece influenced by different artists and cultures around the world. Explore artists such as Robin Mead, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Dr. Seuss! Supplies students will need to purchase: sketchbook, colored pencils, markers, sharpie, pencil, eraser, oil pastels.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $85 (includes $45 in fees*)
Mar 03 - Mar 31
Wed
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-479-1375 #9071
Intro to Graphic Design *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. This course introduces graphic design through a multimedia experience. Students will be introduced to various software platforms to design and integrate interaction into their projects. Projects include logo and poster design, e- magazines, and more. Drawing tablet optional. Offered in conjunction with Future Resource Learning.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $99 (includes $45 in fees*)
Jan 26 - Feb 16
Tue
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-529-1380 #9149
Is It Who Or Whom?
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14. This specialized writing class concentrates on the sentence, the building block of writing. Learn to identify the parts of speech, study the correct use of verbs, determine subject and predicate, examine phrases and clauses, and construct sentences using proper grammar and punctuation. By means of group editing, you will  explore the fundamentals of good sentence structure, bringing clarity to your writing. This course will help you prepare for various standardized writing tests.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $199 (includes $65 in fees*)
Mar 03 - May 05
Wed
04:30 PM - 06:15 PM
XK-533-1549 #0016
Let's Be Nature Explorers! *NEW!*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Come explore different areas of playing and working with nature. Find out how you can make a difference in your neighborhood and beyond. Be a citizen, scientist,  naturalist, botanist, and more! Live animals featured at several sessions. Offered in conjunction with Echoes of Nature Inc.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $119 (includes $50 in fees*)
Feb 27 - Mar 27
Sat
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
XK-530-1378 #9115
Minecraft Modders *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jun 28 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-295-1564 #0337
Minecraft Modders *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jun 28 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-297-1565 #0338
Minecraft Redstone Engineers *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14.  Take the next step beyond simply "playing" Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! You must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.  Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only .Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 26 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-249-1160 #0348
Minecraft Redstone Engineers *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10.  Take the next step beyond simply "playing" Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! You must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.  Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only .Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 26 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-349-1171 #0347
Minecraft® Animators *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. Compatible with Windows OS only. 4 days

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $175 (includes $79 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-551-1166 #0342
Minecraft® Animators *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. Compatible with Windows OS only. 4 days

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $175 (includes $79 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-541-1165 #0341
Mysteries in History
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ages 11-14. Who built Stonehenge and why? Where are the Seven Wonders of the  World, and who decided they were wonderful? Who is Rosie the Riveter and why is she a cultural icon? How did the Egyptians build the pyramids without using pulleys? Who is Cleopatra and where is her tomb? These and other mysterious events in history make learning an exciting process and introduce you to intriguing events from the past. This class is a historic version of Unsolved Mysteries and promises to be just as entertaining.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $229 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mar 03 - May 05
Wed
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-472-1373 #9068
Pre-Calculus Study Session *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 14+. In these live study sessions students can pop in or stay the whole time, as general academic support is provided to students in pre-calculus from both peers and staff of Yang Academy. These Zoom Q&A sessions are moderated by Yang Academy staff. Each study session lasts for two hours.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $135 (includes $60 in fees*)
Apr 03 - May 22
Sat
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
XK-486-1370 #8984
Prep for High School Geometry
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. Without geometry, life is "pointless." This vital class will give you an idea of the various topics that will be taught in a high school geometry course. Get ready to review the foundations of geometry and expand your geometric reasoning. You will also have a better idea of parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle congruence and similarity, properties of various polygons and shapes, area, perimeter, circumference, and volume. Prerequisite: Algebra 1.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $179 (includes $60 in fees*)
Mar 18 - May 06
Thu
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-366-1364 #8971
Preparation for the SAT
Ages 14+ (Test Preparation)
Test Preparation

Ages 15+.  If you are planning to take the SAT, this updated course will prepare you for both the verbal and math sections. Verbal preparation will ask you to interpret the meanings of relevant words and phrases in context, utilize close reading to increase comprehension, and identify central ideas and themes of a text. The optional essay section will also be covered. Math preparation includes mastery of linear expressions, creating and solving equations, using ratios, percentages and units, problem solving, and data analysis. Students should have completed Algebra II. Test taking tips will be covered. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.  You must bring a calculator. This course is for high school students. This class meets every Saturday, on campus, from 9:00AM-1:15PM, and students are expected to spend an additional 3 hours per week on independent coursework at home. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Students should purchase the “Official SAT Study Guide” ISBN-13: 978-1457312199, ISBN-10: 1457312190.

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Tuition: $345 (includes $55 in fees*)
Jan 30 - Mar 06
Sat
09:00 AM - 01:15 PM
XK-132-1385 #9382
SET Room 109.
Apr 03 - May 01
Sat
09:00 AM - 01:15 PM
XK-132-1388 #9379
SET Room 109.
Preparation for the SAT Math Test
Ages 14+ (Test Preparation)
Test Preparation

Ages 15+.  If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the math section, you should take this updated course. Math preparation includes multi-step problems with applications in science, social science, career scenarios, and other real-life contexts. Students should have completed Algebra II. Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.  You must bring a calculator. This course is for high school students. This class meets every Saturday, on campus,  from 11:15AM-1:15PM, and students are expected to spend an additional 1 hour per week on independent coursework at home. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Students should purchase the “Official SAT Study Guide” ISBN-13: 978-1457312199, ISBN-10: 1457312190.

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Tuition: $199 (includes $50 in fees*)
Jan 30 - Mar 06
Sat
11:15 AM - 01:15 PM
XK-133-1383 #9383
SET Room 109.
Apr 03 - May 01
Sat
11:15 AM - 01:15 PM
XK-133-1386 #9380
SET Room 109.
Preparation for the SAT Verbal Test
Ages 14+ (Test Preparation)
Test Preparation

Ages 15+.  If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the verbal section, you should take this updated course. Verbal preparation includes vocabulary and reading comprehension such as understanding the author's message, rhetoric, synthesis, and understanding relationships in passages. Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises. This course is for high school students. This class meets every Saturday, on campus, from 9:00AM-11:00AM, and students are expected to spend an additional 2 hours per week on independent coursework at home. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Students should purchase the “Official SAT Study Guide” ISBN-13: 978-1457312199, ISBN-10: 1457312190.

HYBRID.

Tuition: $199 (includes $55 in fees*)
Jan 30 - Mar 06
Sat
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-134-1384 #9385
SET Room 109.
Apr 03 - May 01
Sat
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-134-1387 #9381
SET Room 109.
Python Programmers *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14.  Want to learn the world's fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 12 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-131-1167 #0343
Python Programmers *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10.  Want to learn the world's fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 12 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-523-1168 #0344
ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs! *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds  in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX's fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

 

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Aug 02 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-130-1161 #0351
ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs! *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds  in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX's fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

 

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Aug 02 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-330-1162 #0352
ROBLOX® Makers
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-14. Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Note: When registering, find this class under Topic Code ZKS or Course Number XK-487.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $75 in fees*)
Mar 06 - Apr 10
Sat
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
XK-487-1372 #8986
The Art of Henna *SUMMER2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 12+. Learn about the traditions and evolution of henna.  Explore how cultures have incorporated henna into their daily life and celebrations for centuries and the current pop-culture fashion trends.  Create your own portfolio with a variety of henna designs. 4 days

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $85 (includes $60 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-544-1149 #0190
Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-14.  Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course. Students may order one from blackrocket.com/store, take the class without a headset, or use any headset that works with a mobile phone. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This class is compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC.

Note: When registering, find this class under Topic Code ZKS or Course Number  XK-490.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $75 in fees*)
Jan 23 - Feb 27
Sat
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
XK-490-1371 #8985
Visual Arts *NEW!*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. This class is designed to give students an understanding of composition, perspective, color mixing, and color theory. An emphasis will be placed on creative solutions and communicating meaning in artworks. Students will focus on further developing art skills and concepts of design. Offered in conjunction with Future Resource Learning.

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time.

Tuition: $99 (includes $45 in fees*)
Feb 23 - Mar 16
Tue
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
XK-532 1381 #9152
YouTube Content Creators *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are 6 or 60, it's time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the dos and don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Make a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-274-1563 #0336
YouTube Content Creators *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are 6 or 60, it's time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the dos and don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Make a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC. 1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-276-1562 #0335
YouTube® FX Masters *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This class requires a webcam, is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC.  1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-485-1169 #0345
YouTube® FX Masters *SUMMER 2021*
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This class requires a webcam, is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. Offered in cooperation with Black Rocket Productions, LLC.  1 week

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Course enrollment will close Thursday prior to start of class to allow for course preparation.

Tuition: $189 (includes $89 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-537-1170 #0346
 
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