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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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Columbia MD, 21046
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Fall, Winter, and Spring Classes

Registration is now open!


In all the seasons except summer, Kids on Campus classes are held weekday evenings or weekends and are listed in the quarterly Noncredit Schedule of Classes (For summer, a separate Kids On Campus Schedule of Classes is published and summer listings can be viewed online after they are published in early February of each year.)


For Elementary School Students

Animals in Spring *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Feb 27-Mar 27 9AM-10:30AM Online XK-481-1377 #9104
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Art From Around the World

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*)
Wed Apr 07-May 05 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-483-1376 #9072
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Come Clay With Me! *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Apr 10-May 15 12PM-1PM Online XK-531-1389 #9372
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Inspiring Artists *NEW!*

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*)
Wed Mar 03-Mar 31 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-479-1375 #9071
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Let's Be Nature Explorers! *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Feb 27-Mar 27 1PM-2:30PM Online XK-530-1378 #9115
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ROBLOX® Makers

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*)
Sat Mar 06-Apr 10 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XK-487-1372 #8986
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Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

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*)
Sat Jan 23-Feb 27 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XK-490-1371 #8985
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For Middle School Students

Beginning French for Middle School *NEW!*

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*)
Thu Mar 04-May 06 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-478-1366 #9035
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Beginning Japanese for Middle School

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*)
Thu Mar 04-May 06 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-471-1374 #9069
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Beginning Spanish for Middle School

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*)
Wed Mar 03-May 05 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-442-1365 #8973
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Creative Writing for Middle School

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*)
Tue Mar 02-May 11 4:30PM-6:30PM Online XK-617-1357 #8958
No class Apr. 6.
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Essential Pre-Algebra

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*)
Tue Apr 06-May 25 4:30PM-6PM Online XK-477-1361 #8966
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Future Chefs *NEW!*

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*)
Tue, Thu Feb 02-Feb 25 4:15PM-5:45PM Online XK-534-1382 #9153
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Intro to Graphic Design *NEW!*

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*)
Tue Jan 26-Feb 16 5PM-6PM Online XK-529-1380 #9149
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Is It Who Or Whom?

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*)
Wed Mar 03-May 05 4:30PM-6:15PM Online XK-533-1549 #0016
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Mysteries in History

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*)
Wed Mar 03-May 05 4:30PM-6:30PM Online XK-472-1373 #9068
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ROBLOX® Makers

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*)
Sat Mar 06-Apr 10 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XK-487-1372 #8986
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Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

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*)
Sat Jan 23-Feb 27 9:30AM-11:30AM Online XK-490-1371 #8985
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Visual Arts *NEW!*

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*)
Tue Feb 23-Mar 16 5PM-6PM Online XK-532 1381 #9152
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For High School Students

Algebra 1 Review

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*)
Tue Mar 16-May 04 4:30PM-6:30PM Online XK-474-1358 #8960
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Algebra 1 Study Session

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*)
Sat Apr 03-May 22 3:15PM-5:15PM Online XK-475-1363 #8969
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Algebra 2 Study Session *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Apr 03-May 22 10:15AM-12:15PM Online XK-482-1368 #8981
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Creative Writing for High School

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*)
Mon Mar 01-May 10 4:30PM-6:30PM Online XK-480-1367 #8980
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Essential Biology

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*)
Tue Apr 06-May 25 6:30PM-8PM Online XK-470-1359 #8962
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Essential Chemistry

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*)
Wed Apr 07-May 26 6:30PM-8PM Online XK-473-1362 #8967
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Future Chefs *NEW!*

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*)
Tue, Thu Feb 02-Feb 25 4:15PM-5:45PM Online XK-534-1382 #9153
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Geometry Study Session *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Apr 03-May 22 1PM-3PM Online XK-484-1369 #8983
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Pre-Calculus Study Session *NEW!*

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*)
Sat Apr 03-May 22 8AM-10AM Online XK-486-1370 #8984
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Prep for High School Geometry

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*)
Thu Mar 18-May 06 4:30PM-6:30PM Online XK-366-1364 #8971
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Preparation for the SAT

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 from 9:00AM-1:15PM, and students are expected to spend an additional 3 hours per week on independent coursework. 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: $345 (includes $55 in fees*)
Sat Jan 30-Mar 06 9AM-1:15PM TBD XK-132-1385 #9382
Sat Apr 03-May 01 9AM-1:15PM TBD XK-132-1388 #9379
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Preparation for the SAT Math Test

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 from 11:15AM-1:15PM, and students are expected to spend an additional 1 hour per week on independent coursework. 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 $50 in fees*)
Sat Jan 30-Mar 06 11:15AM-1:15PM TBD XK-133-1383 #9383
Sat Apr 03-May 01 11:15AM-1:15PM TBD XK-133-1386 #9380
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Preparation for the SAT Verbal Test

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 from 9:00AM-11:00AM, and students are expected to spend an additional 2 hours per week on independent coursework. 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*)
Sat Jan 30-Mar 06 9AM-11AM TBD XK-134-1384 #9385
Sat Apr 03-May 01 9AM-11AM TBD XK-134-1387 #9381
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