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Registration for summer classes is now open. 

 

Age Group
Session
Topic
Class Session Age Group Topic Description
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game
Summer
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*)
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-514-1185 #5075
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
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*)
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-515-1186 #5076
Aug 09 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-515-1164 #0354
Code Breakers
Summer
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 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)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-279-1568 #5050
Code Breakers
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 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)
Jun 21 - Jun 25
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-283-1569 #5053
College Prep and Advanced Writing Skills
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 14+. Learn how to write at a college level! Compose a variety of essays as well as a high school level research paper. Write papers based on self-selected topics. In addition, you will learn how to evaluate reliable research sources, organize information, control language, and critique your writing. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Aug 02 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
XK-153-1180 #5026
Creative Writing for High School
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 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 one week of course start time.

Tuition: $189 (includes $75 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
XK-480 1175 #4988
Creative Writing for Middle School
Summer
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 one week of course start time.

 

Tuition: $185 (includes $70 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-543 1176 #4990
No class July 5.
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
XK-543-1178 #5027
*$165 (includes $65 in fees)
eSports Apprentice - YouTube Streamers and Gamers
Summer
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, you will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket's eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. A webcam is required for this course. Software 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)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-550-1182 #5062
$175 (includes $79 in fees)
Jul 26 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-516-1188 #5078
eSports Apprentice - YouTube Streamers and Gamers
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, you will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket's eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. A webcam is required for this course. Software 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)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-548-1181 #5060
*$175 (includes $79 in fees)
Jul 26 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-517-1187 #5077
Extended Algebra I Review
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 13+. If you are a rising Algebra II, Geometry, or second-year Algebra I student, this is your chance to review fundamental concepts in greater depth to get ready for more difficult applications. Topics include operations with positive and negative numbers,  families of functions from linear to quadratic to rational and exponential, equations, polynomials, and systems of equations, inequalities, graphing, word problems, and radicals. You will need a graphing calculator. This is a review course; you must have successfully completed an Algebra I course. 2 weeks

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 $65 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
XK-270 1172 #4928
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
XK-270 1173 #4933
Fantasy Drawing
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. Wizards and dragons and ogres, oh my! Love to doodle dragons and wizards? Take your scribbles to the next level. Use basic shapes and lines to create characters and creatures from Hogwarts, Middle Earth, and beyond. Add the appropriate detail and perspective to make realistic drawings. Practice quick sketches, without overthinking, to  capture the essence of your inhabitants.  A supply list will be sent to each student before the class begins. 2 weeks.

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 12 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
XK-505 1088 #9878
From Page to Stage
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. Have fun while becoming more comfortable speaking in public. Learn how to add emphasis to a speech or to convey the meaning of a script with expressive voice and gestures. Don’t worry about forgetting your lines, no memorization is needed for this class. Bring your creativity and enthusiasm as you step out of the wings and into the limelight. 2 weeks

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

Tuition: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
01:15 PM - 03:00 PM
XK-467 1077 #9871
Fun With Fondant
Summer
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
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
Introduction to the United Nations
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ages 11-14. Step into the shoes of ambassadors from United Nations member states to debate current issues on the organization's vast agenda. Become a diplomat representing a nation in a simulated session of the  United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. You will use a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of your country. Learn how to incorporate public speaking, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, and conflict resolution to solve international issues. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 26 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
02:00 PM - 03:45 PM
XK-186 1036 #9603
Is It Who or Whom?
Summer
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. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
XK-314-1047 #9751
Aug 02 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
09:00 AM - 10:45 AM
XK-314-1458 #9750
JavaScript Developer Jam
Summer
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10.  Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3-D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 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)
Aug 02 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-234-1190 #5080
JavaScript Developer Jam
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14.  Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3-D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 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)
Aug 02 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-357-1189 #5079
Legal Eagles: Trial by Jury
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ages 11-14. Innocent or guilty? Take turns playing prosecutor, judge, and jury in this intriguing introduction to law and the court system. You get to hear cases, present testimony, and decide the verdict in a mock trial. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
02:00 PM - 03:45 PM
XK-284 1035 #9723
Manga for Students
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Creative Arts & Other

Ages 11-14. Join in the newest trend in cartooning and animation. Manga, or Japanese comic book art, has a certain characteristic look, whether hand drawn or computer generated, and it also incorporates a writing component. Create manga characters, develop a storyline, and lay out comic pages in this contemporary class. Practice penciling, inking, and lettering techniques. This course is meant for the student who has some familiarity with these unique comic book collections. A supply list will be sent to each student before the class begins. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
XK-370 1442 #9503
Minecraft Modders
Summer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Organizational and Study Skills for Students
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Test Preparation

Ages 11-14. Improve time management as well as listening, memory, note-taking, and test-taking skills. Become more confident in handling assignments. An analysis of individual learning styles helps you become more efficient and organized. 2 weeks

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

Tuition: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
XK-294 1443 #9733
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
XK-294-1179 #5028
Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Looking for a great enrichment program in science? This class offers exciting, challenging, and creative hands-on learning focusing on electric and magnetic phenomena. You will observe cool electrostatics demonstrations: Van de Graaff generator and Wimshurst machine, measure electrical quantities, perform basic calculations, and build elementary DC circuits, an electromagnet, and a simple DC electrical motor. Get a leg up on your peers with this progressive science class. 4 days

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

Tuition: $79 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-632 1174 #4931
Poetry Studio
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Age 12+. In this class, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of writing poetry. We will read poems with a critical eye to fully understand their craft and meaning and to enjoy the beauty and magic of a well-written poem. Each day, you will have an assigned writing topic, and will participate in a workshop discussion to give and receive constructive feedback about your work. At the end of the class, you will have a mini-portfolio of several polished poems! 2 weeks

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

Tuition: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 21 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
XK-304-1572 #5126
Prep for High School Geometry
Summer
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. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 12 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
09:00 AM - 10:45 AM
XK-366-1147 #9795
Preparation for Pre-Algebra
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Are you ready for Pre-Algebra next year? If not, this course will help you prepare for the class. You will be able to apply the four basic operations with positive and negative rational numbers represented by fractions or decimals, solve a variety of percent problems, solve one-step and two-step equations and inequalities with real-world problems, find area, perimeter, and circumference of two-dimensional objects, and determine surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects. You will also be introduced to probability. Only students who have taken 7th grade math should take this course. Bring a calculator to class. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 12 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
XK-418-1037 #9837
Preparation for the SAT
Summer
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 have a calculator. This course is for high school students. 2 weeks

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

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Students are expected to spend an additional 1 hour per day on independent coursework.

Tuition: $305 (includes $130 in fees*)
Jun 28 - Jul 09
Mon-Fri
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-546-1567 #5019
No class July 5
Preparation for the SAT Math Test
Summer
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 have a calculator. This course is for high school students. 4 days

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

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Students are expected to spend an additional 1 hour per day on independent coursework.

Tuition: $149 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 09
Tue-Fri
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-545-1177 #4997
No class July 5
Preparation for the SAT Verbal Test
Summer
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. 1 week

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

Online via Zoom. Course information, including a meeting link and login information, will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of course start time. Students are expected to spend an additional 1 hour per day on independent coursework.

Tuition: $155 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jun 28 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
XK-547-1566 #4998
Python Programmers
Summer
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
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
Reading and Notetaking Skills
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 11-14. Become a more active, engaged reader with the skills developed or reviewed in this class. As you read a variety of sources, learn to organize information in different formats: highlighting, margin notes, outlining, notecards, etc. Taking effective notes improves your ability to recall information and enhances your ability to study for exams. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Aug 02 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
XK-392-1086 #9819
Research and Study Skills
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Ages 14+ (Test Preparation)
Test Preparation

Ages 14+. Learn organizational research and study skills to graduate from high school and go on to college-level work. Improve your time management, memory retention, notetaking, and test taking skills. Review procedures for selecting a topic, developing a thesis statement, and creating an outline. Learn all the necessary steps that lead to writing a great term paper. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Aug 02 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
XK-438-1063 #9843
ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!
Summer
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
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
Test-Taking & Memory Strategies
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Test Preparation

Ages 11-14. Different tests require different test-taking strategies. This course will help you to effectively prepare for true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and open-ended questions. Learn mnemonic "tricks" for the material that needs memorization. Develop a system for effective study, so you will have ample time to prepare for upcoming exams. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
09:00 AM - 10:45 AM
XK-393-1070 9821
The American Government
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ages 12+. If you've ever wondered how our government works, this is the course for you! Find out who really has the powers in our national government and how they got them; the answers just might surprise you! We'll take a look back at some important political moments in history and see how they affect us today. Learn what role you have in our nation, and how you can become politically active. This non-partisan overview of the U.S. government is great if you are preparing for the Government HSA, Social Studies classes, or as a guide for responsible citizenship and keeping up with the news. 2 weeks

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: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 26 - Aug 06
Mon-Fri
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
XK-610 1074 #9909
Trouble-Free Vocabulary
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages
Test Preparation

Ages 14+. The English language has over 171,000 words, but do you know which words you need to know most? Build your word power by challenging yourself with brain ticklers, using a thesaurus and grouping words by their derivation. Add over 100 useful words to your vocabulary by practicing skills and strategies in a relatively painless way. Don’t wait for the SAT test to roll around to improve your word familiarity and usage. 2 week

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

Tuition: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 06 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
01:15 PM - 03:00 PM
XK-105 1038 #9582
No class July 5.
Video Game Animation
Summer
Ages 8-10 (Youth)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 8-10. Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character's personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with 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 12 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-265-1183 #5063
Video Game Animation
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Ages 11-14. Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character's personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  Compatible with 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 12 - Jul 16
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-272-1184 #5074
Writing Dynamic College Essays
Summer
Ages 11-17 (Tweens & Teens)
English & World Languages

Ages 15+. Attention, high school juniors and seniors, have you narrowed down your college choices and received applications? A good essay can enhance your chances of getting into the college of your choice. By accessing online college applications, you will be able to practice suggested essay topics. Have rough drafts analyzed, proofread, and edited. Get a jump-start and feel confident that your essay represents you at your best. 2 weeks

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

Tuition: $165 (includes $65 in fees*)
Jul 19 - Jul 30
Mon-Fri
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
XK-278 1142 #0100
YouTube Content Creators
Summer
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
Aug 09 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-274-1192 #5082
YouTube Content Creators
Summer
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
Aug 09 - Aug 13
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-276-1191 #5081
YouTube® FX Masters
Summer
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*)
Jun 28 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-485-1570 #5055
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
XK-485-1169 #0345
YouTube® FX Masters
Summer
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*)
Jun 28 - Jul 02
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-537-1571 #5057
Jul 19 - Jul 23
Mon-Fri
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
XK-537-1170 #0346
 
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