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Thur

By the Book: An Introduction to Criminal Law

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Thur,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Do you love watching shows about crimes and trials? Do people tell you that you like to argue and should be a lawyer? Are you interested in a possible career in the Criminal Justice System? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or just have an interest in Criminal Law, this is the class for you. This is essentially an introduction to criminal justice. Students will study the basis of laws, crime, policing, the courts, and punishment. If the class gets at least twelve students in it, we will try to conduct a Mock Trial with the students playing the various roles in the trial from lawyers to witnesses.

Instructor: Laura Forde

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Charge it! Or not...: Personal Finance for High School Students

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Understanding the basics of Person Finance and Budgeting, the importance of saving, Debt (how to avoid and manage), Planning for the future (after high school and retirement) and investing is important for High School students today. This class will introduce the student to the language and concepts of Personal finance through reading, video presentations and putting the concepts in practice. This is a practical class that will give the student a good grounding in finance that will be useful for the rest of their life.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Creative Writing: Strengthening the Writer's Voice

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Wed,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Price: $300.00

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What is my writer's voice? This course explores who we are as writers and how to make that voice as powerful and compelling as possible. Through diverse writing exercises we will shape and sharpen ourselves as poets and narrators. Throughout the semester we will experiment with the use of sensory detail, creating characters with a powerful presence on the page, and writing from unique and unexpected perspectives. A broad sampling of writing genres will be read throughout the semester.

Instructor: Sarina Furer

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session 1)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will explore United States History from 1764-1824 – dealing with Native American, British, American citizen, and Hispanic. (Kaya, Felicity, Caroline & Josefina) We plan to include the historical events of the country for the time studied. In addition, we will explore the culture, lifestyles, geography and inventions of the time. Students will write short journal entries, create timelines and be involved with one project during the semester, which the students will present. We also begin to talk about some literary terms such as character, setting and conflict as they are used in literary analysis.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session 2)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tues,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will explore United States History from 1764-1824 – – American, French, Swedish immigrants, and African-American. (Cécile, Kirsten, Addy & Samantha). We plan to include the historical events of the country for the time studied. In addition, we will explore the culture, lifestyle, geography and inventions of the time. Students will write short journal entries, create timelines and be involved with one project during the semester, which the students will present. We also begin to talk about some literary terms such as character, setting and conflict as they are used in literary analysis.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Fractions! Decimals! Percents! Oh my!

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Thur,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Fractions, Decimals and Percents are interchangeable in many applications of math. Students will learn to convert from Fractions to Decimals, Decimals to Percents, Percents to Fractions, and the reverse. The class will learn to add, subtract, divide and multiply Fractions, Decimals and Percents; and set-up math sentences from word (English) sentences. Math is learned by application... so this class will take a practical approach with assignments that reinforce the concepts taught in class.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

High School Research & More (B Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 18, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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This year, in high school writing, students will focus on the RESEARCH TERM PAPER. Students will learn how to dissect these long, scary assignments and break them down into manageable chunks. We will examine how to break down a (approximately) fifteen to twenty page assigned term paper using time management and organizational skills. In addition to writing their term paper, during the first half of the year, the students will also learn how to write a solid personal essay; these types of essays will help them with gaining admission to competitive summer programs, internships, colleges, and help their chances towards earning scholarships. During the second half of the year, the students will learn how to approach the Analytical Essay (NEW SAT Essay) through analyzing samples, and practicing their own skills. This class is fast-paced, with the emphasis on EDITING.... TRULY EDITING, using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done successfully in just one or two brief sittings.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Introduction to IEW Writing (A Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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This is an interactive, introductory class geared towards middle and upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures will include: summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries, beginning report writing, writing from pictures, and beginning essay writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove banned words (overused, boring words) from their writing.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

The Bare Necessities for using Microsoft Office: An Introduction

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Microsoft Office is the work standard for getting work done digitally efficiently. While the basics have not changed in over twenty years the students will experience the basic usage of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. While some menu commands are consistent across all applications, most of them are not and this is where most adults and students get frustrated. With fun training topics and assignments, we will practice enough to be able to handle most of what the students will need for high school, college and beyond.

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Grade Range: 4th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

The Bare Necessities for using Microsoft Office: An Introduction

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Mon,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Microsoft Office is the work standard for getting work done digitally efficiently. While the basics have not changed in over twenty years the students will experience the basic usage of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. While some menu commands are consistent across all applications, most of them are not and this is where most adults and students get frustrated. With fun training topics and assignments, we will practice enough to be able to handle most of what the students will need for high school, college and beyond.

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Grade Range: 4th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Understanding the World Around You: An Introduction to Sociology

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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We live in an interconnected society; therefore, understanding that society is imperative. Sociology is the study of the larger society including social interactions, groups, conflicts, and culture. It uses the scientific method to help analyze and understand social behavior. Sociology attempts to explain patterns in society and why those patterns occur. As an introduction to Sociology, this class will cover the major theories of study as well as sociological concepts of culture, socialization, status, deviance and stratification. We will also look at sociological perspectives of race, gender and inequality.

Instructor: Laura Forde

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon and Wed

ACT Math Made Easy

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon and Wed,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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For many people, the Math portion of the ACT is the part that brings their score down. But don’t worry any longer! This class will help you study for the ACT Math portion. We will break down the material needed to know for this test as well as take many practice tests. If you ask anyone that knows how to study for the ACT, they will tell you that the best way to study is to take practice tests…as many as you can get your hands on! In this class, we will take at least 10 practice ACT math tests. While we can’t guarantee your score will improve by so many points, we can guarantee that if you put in the work, you will see improvement! Whether you’re looking improve your score from 12 to 17 or from 30 to 33, this is the class for you!

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues and Thurs

Algebraic Graphing: Putting the Picture to the Equation

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues and Thurs,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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Graphing is usually the most despised part of any math class. However, once you know how to graph properly, the math class becomes much easier! Knowing how to graph and what those graphs mean can make any math class easier to understand your knowledge of mathematics deeper. This class will focus on graphs of lines, parabolas and exponential functions, including square roots and transformations.

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon, Wed

Bon Voyage! World Geography

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon, Wed,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $650.00

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This year long course will take you on a voyage of discovery as we explore the diversity of both the physical and cultural aspects of this globe. Using interactive games, personal geography notebooks, culture studies, 3-D map creations, ethnic foods, and much more we will embark upon a journey discovering the fascinating world we live in. Would you like to join us on our voyage?

Instructor: Sophia Arroyo

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monda

Classical Physics for the Curious: Math-Free

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Monda,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Introduction to the concepts of Physics, staying with the concepts and away from math, because sometimes math unnecessarily distracts us from the usefulness of scientific thinking. Students interested in the math will be referred to appropriate resources, and are welcome to use office hours to dive in deeper.

Instructor: Ken Hamilton

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues and Thurs

Graphing Calculators: A Love Affair Between a Student and His Calculator

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tues and Thurs,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $400.00

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There is a VERY valuable tool in mathematics: the graphing calculator. However, many students don’t know how to use it properly! A proper graphing calculator can be used to solve so many different types of math problems. Many teachers and schools are starting to realize the incredible power of a graphing calculator and are teaching their math classes assuming their students are using them. In this class, we will unveil the vast power of the graphing calculator and how it will make your math life better!

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Lights! Cameras! Action! An Alternative Course for High School English: Movies as Literature

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Camera! Movies! Action! In this complete, one-year high school English course, we will combine learning with fun! Together, we will use classic movies to introduce and study the elements of literary analysis and critical thinking. We will view a variety of historical, classic and modern movies. The movies themselves take the place of literature, acknowledging the reality that this is the medium for storytelling most accessible to modern audiences. Preparation for discussion and the discussion itself teaches students many of the tools of literary analysis such as plot development, theme, foreshadowing, setting, mood, character development, symbolism, the authors purpose, point of view, motivation, puns, and irony. The analysis includes other aspects applicable to film such as staging and dramatic effects. After discussion, students are given two or three questions from which they will choose one as the subject for an essay.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Middle School Math: What You Need to Advance to Pre-Algebra

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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This Middle School Math course will include the study of order of operations, variables, and expressions; apply addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals, fractions, and integers including 1&2 step equations. Students will also solve and graph inequalities, solve proportions, explore geometry, statistics, graph concepts, and probability. This course is designed to prepare students for Pre Algebra.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Middle School Writing (B Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 18, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease. Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the subject-opener - using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean. There is an emphasis on editing.....TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring.... not just correcting.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Powerful Paragraph (A Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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In this technical writing (nonfiction) class, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial and enumerative. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Starting at the Very Beginning: Jump Start IEW Writing

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This is an interactive, introductory class geared towards elementary to middle, and/or upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures can include summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries and beginning report writing.. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove banned words (overused, boring words) from their writing. Students will receive approximately 20 minutes of homework daily.

Instructor: Stephanie McCormick

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters (Session 1)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Thur,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists will be complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis will be placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork. Artists covered will include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O?Keeffe and Claude Monet.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters (Session 2)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists will be complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis will be placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork. Artists covered will include Michelangelo, Degas, Rembrandt, Cassat and Kahlo.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Vectors Abound! Graphic Art with Adobe Illustrator

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Adobe Illustrator is the professionals tool of choice when it comes to crafting digital artwork. It is not as well known as Photoshop, the more popular sibling of the Adobe family, but Illustrator is unrivaled in what it does. And what it does is craft crisp, clean, scalable designs that are perfect for any medium. In this course you will learn the secrets of Illustrator, the King of Vectors!

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

2, 4, 6, 8 - You Can Learn to do Math Great!

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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This course is designed for the student going into middle school math OR the middle school student who is struggling, needs extra practice or an alternative way of doing calculations. To build a strong foundation of math basics you need to learn and practice. Various strategies such as virtual manipulatives, online games, classroom activities, video clips, music and the standard algorithms will be used in this course. These training methods will be implemented to teach computations with decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and percents. These skills are the building blocks needed to excel in higher level math classes. This class can be taken in conjunction with a traditional math class.

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Grade Range: 4th - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

An Amateur’s Guide to the American Revolution

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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In this course, students will take part in the American Revolution! They will learn about the causes and results of the revolution, and they will learn about the people who held key roles during this period of American History. Students will take an active role in learning about the Declaration of Independence and they will understand why the colonies felt that they needed to separate from Great Britain. Come along as we discover how we became the United States of America!

 

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

Grade Range: 5th - 7th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

AnimatED: GameON! Coding (or Programming) with SCRATCH

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Thur,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Get your “Hour of Code” right here! Experiment with Digital Art and Technology simultaneously! Learn how to create animation games using SCRATCH;our exclusive curriculum teaches you fundamentals of programming,logic and sequencing by writing simple and complex scripts. Students will create a 1 or 2 -player games at the end of each lesson using concepts covered. Play On!!

Instructor: Vrinda Joshi

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

A minimum of 8 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Why would a young girl leave her home on a hot summer day dressed in multiple layers of warm winter clothing? What does a teenager think and feel about being forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis Holocaust? We will journey through the diary of Anne Frank in which Anne shares her innermost feelings, challenges, and hopes. We will keep a journal of our own thoughts and feelings as we journey through the acclaimed diary, The Diary of Anne Frank. With Anne Frank as our guide, we will learn about the Holocaust and the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of evil.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 7th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

British Literature: Plots, Twists, and Great Betrayals

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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This is a survey course of British literature covering from the Anglo-Saxon age through the 20th century. It is content driven in that we will be reading and engaging with whole texts, not simply excerpts of the great books. Students will read classics such as Beowulf, Macbeth, Robinson Crusoe, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, A Tale of Two Cities and The Lord of the Rings, along with selected poetry and essays. While studying the literary forms, students will also learn the historical applications for better understanding of the context. We also are going to learn the basics of literary criticism and concepts. Writing assignments include a literary response journal for each work we read, two research papers of 5-7 pages, and short application assignments on a weekly basis. These will often include creative assignments as well as short written pieces. This class will include lectures, discussion, websites and differentiated instruction. Sound boring? It isn’t at all. We will delve deep into these written works while learning how they affect our culture and apply to our lives today.

Instructor: Sara Moore-Gruver

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon, Wed

Introduction to Deaf Culture

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Mon, Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Can hearing people be a part of the Deaf community? Why are cochlear implants so controversial? Are Signed Exact English, American Sign Language, and Pidgin Sign all the same thing? In what ways are Deaf people and people with disabilities similar and different? What type of careers can I obtain working with Deaf people? These are a few of the many questions we will dialogue, debate, and answer this semester. This course is designed to introduce you to the most important aspects of the American Deaf experience. We will expose the history, contributions, and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will address topics such as the diversity of Deaf people, Deaf cultural norms, Deaf arts, and Deaf international communities. This course will provide you will a foundation on which future Deaf Studies classes will expand.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Introduction to IEW Writing (B Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 19, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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This is an interactive, introductory class geared towards middle and upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures will include: summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries, beginning report writing, writing from pictures, and beginning essay writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove banned words (overused, boring words) from their writing.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Perspectives: A Journey into Short Stories for Middle School Students (Session 1)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In literature, characters become our friends. We can sympathize or celebrate with them. We feel their joys, sorrows and pain. In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories. We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing and writing about the details pertaining to these stories. All writing will be five paragraphs in the form of critiques, research and essays.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Perspectives: A Journey into Short Stories for Middle School Students (Session 2)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Mon,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In literature, characters become our friends. We can sympathize or celebrate with them. We feel their joys, sorrows and pain. In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories. We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing and writing about the details pertaining to these stories. All writing will be five paragraphs in the form of critiques, research and essays.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Powerful Paragraph (A Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

Syllabus

Price: $400.00

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In this technical writing (nonfiction) class, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial and enumerative. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.

Instructor: Stephanie McCormick

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

Pre-Algebra: A Bridge between Elementary Mathematics and Algebra 1

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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This course will build a foundation of algebraic concepts through the use of technology, manipulatives, problem solving, and cooperative learning. Concepts include fractions, decimals, algebraic expressions, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, inequalities, integers, geometry, statistics, and graphing. Problem solving, reasoning, estimation, and connections between math and everyday applications will be emphasized. This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra I.

Instructor: Jennifer Tubbs

Grade Range: 6th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Twentieth Century Wars and the Rise of the Superpower

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $550.00

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In this class, we will explore World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and the rise of Super Powers in the 20th Century. We will examine the causes of the First World War and how alliances between countries caused the first global war. From there, we will look at how the after effects of World War 1 planted the seed that became World War 2. From there we will look at the post World War 2 division of Germany, the creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact and the effects of the Cold War.

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

United States History: Pre-History – 1860 (Part One)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Thousands of years ago, long before Christopher Columbus set sail, wandering tribes of hunters make their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America through the stories of mountain men, railroad builders and gold rush hopefuls; simply put, prehistory (pre-1600) until 1860, are the time periods this United States History (Part One) class will explore. Using the thought provoking narrative and award winning series, A History of US by Joy Hakim, students will unfold the magic of United States history. Together, we will read, analyze, discuss, dig deeper using Joy Hakims’ first five books (as listed below). Not only will we learn about the time period, we will also explore the music, people, events of these time periods. NOTE: Part two of this course, covering 1860 – present, will be offered during 2018 – 2019.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues, Thur

Algebra 1 Illuminated

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues, Thur,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $750.00

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This course is a complete, first year Algebra course. The fundamentals learned in this course are the precursors to all future math education! Topics include learning manipulation of variables in expressions and equations, order of operations, data analysis, operations with rational numbers, solving equations, solving inequalities, inverse variation, writing function rules, rate of slope and change, writing linear equations, graphing absolute value equations, linear inequalities, properties of exponents, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, radical equations, and rational expression. Students will apply principle-based strategies with a synergistic emphasis on the three major areas of visual representation of algebraic concepts, manipulation of algebraic equations, and application to practical problems. The graphing calculator will be used to reinforce mathematical concepts throughout this course. Successful completion of Algebra 1 will give students the foundation they need for all high school math and science courses that require Algebra as a prerequisite.

Instructor: Jodi McGee

Grade Range: 7th - 11th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

All About Essays (A Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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It is imperative that students, with the goal of attending college, can write basic essays with ease, speed and confidence. In this class, your child will become well-versed in the structure and application of narrative, expository, persuasive, compare/contrast and personal essays, which are found on most applications and scholarship forms for college, competitive summer programs and high school admission. In addition to the above, the students will learn how to approach the Analytical Essay (NEW SAT Writing Prompt) through analyzing samples and writing. Students will explore and implement many stylistic techniques within the structures of their essays that will assist them later in finding their voice within their own written words. They will learn how to use composition checklists to ensure that they have done a solid job editing their work. This class is high paced with the emphasis on EDITING.... TRULY EDITING using their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST. The goal is for the student to understand that writing takes TIME and cannot be done in one or two sittings. It is expected that the students work a minimum of 45 minutes per day on their assignment; a minimum seven to eight hours over the course of two weeks to produce a well written paper.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 8th - 11th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon, Wed

American Sign Language 1: High School Level

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon, Wed,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 40

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Price: $550.00

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Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. You learn conversational strategies to help you maintain a conversation. Interaction activities allow you to rehearse what you’ve learned.  ASL 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Go Greek Lightning: Percy Jackson (Session 1)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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When the Greek god Poseidon was busy using his trident to slay the lightning wielding god Zeus, he probably didn't imagine that one day a young boy from upstate New York with ADHD named Percy Jackson would discover that he was a reincarnated demigod, whose dyslexia made it possible for him to read Greek inscriptions! This class will focus on learning about the Greek mythologies, their Ancient Near Eastern influences, and their ultimate influence upon Western culture, and of course, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Characters in the Percy Jackson series will be compared with their ancient Greek mythological counterparts in a quest to bridge modern literature with ancient civilizations.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Go Greek Lightning: Percy Jackson (Session 2)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tues,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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When the Greek god Poseidon was busy using his trident to slay the lightning wielding god Zeus, he probably didn't imagine that one day a young boy from upstate New York with ADHD named Percy Jackson would discover that he was a reincarnated demigod, whose dyslexia made it possible for him to read Greek inscriptions! This class will focus on learning about the Greek mythologies, their Ancient Near Eastern influences, and their ultimate influence upon Western culture, and of course, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Characters in the Percy Jackson series will be compared with their ancient Greek mythological counterparts in a quest to bridge modern literature with ancient civilizations.

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Mon

How did they think of THAT? The science behind accidental discoveries that changed the world

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Have you ever looked at something and thought, “how on earth did they think of that?” This full year course we will look at the science behind some of the discoveries and accidents that changed our world.  Each week we will look at a totally different topic, exploring how each item was discovered and how it happened.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 4th - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thur

Left Brain Meets Right Brain: Math and Art Collides

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thur,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Is your child more of a left brain learner or a right brain learner? In this class, they will use both sides of their brain and discover how maths can be artistic and art can be mathematical! Together, we will explore drawing challenges combined with a mathematical basis. Amazing patterns with a mathematical essence will be revealed throughout the lessons. Learn incredible maths facts as you draw the beautiful designs. From simple geometric patterns to fascinating fractal art, to awesome anamorphic art, and cool celtic knots, discover the beauty in maths, and the maths in beauty. Your children will learn that the creative side of mathematics is just as important as the learning of basic facts.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 3rd - 6th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tues

Middle School Writing (B Week)

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Tues,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 19, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 14

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Price: $400.00

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This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease. Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the subject-opener using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean. There is an emphasis on editing ...TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring... not just correcting.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Western Philosophy: Solving Mysteries with Our Minds

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wed,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Philosophy is unlike any other subject you will take in school. For starters, there are no tests or quizzes. You won’t be asked to memorize any facts, though you will be expected to learn the principals that philosophers have suggested and think about how (and whether) they apply. Philosophy is analytical and critical, speculative and creative, exciting and mysterious. It is an activity more than a collection of knowledge. The goal is to combine the adventure of ideas with the rigorous analysis of them. It is serious, yet playful, thought. Throughout this course we will be studying the history of thought from ancient times through current philosophers. While we do this, we will be solving the mystery of Sophie’s existence along with her.

Instructor: Sara Moore-Gruver

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

You Can't Stop Them! Literature with Strong Female Leads (Session 1)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Monday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Leadership! Courage! Empathy! Passion! Esperanza, Joan, Ally, Melody and Charlotte had it all. Together, in this class, we will read, discuss, analyze, comprehend, relate and write about the leading ladies in five award winning yet very different novels. Students are expected to read the novel independently and come prepared to question, relate to, respond and analyze their views based on discussion. Due to the content of these books, I ask that all students are respectful to one another. Independently or in wikigroups, students will be responsible to complete either a project or a paper (of their choice from a list) with every novel. Parents please read the descriptions of the novels below so you are aware of the content we will be reading. This class is for VERY mature 6th graders through 9th/ 10th grade because of the content of the books.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

You Can't Stop Them! Literature with Strong Female Leads (Session 2)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Leadership! Courage! Empathy! Passion! The leading ladies in the novels we will be reading have it all. Together, in this class, we will read, discuss, analyze, comprehend, relate and write about the leading ladies in five award winning yet very different novels. Students are expected to read the novel independently and come prepared to question, relate to, respond and analyze their views based on discussion. Due to the content of these books, I ask that all students are respectful to one another. Independently or in wikigroups, students will be responsible to complete either a project or a paper (of their choice from a list) with every novel. Novels for session 2 will be announced shortly! This class is for VERY mature 6th graders through 9th/ 10th grade because of the content of the books.

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Do you know how to think? Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Thursday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 18, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Price: $300.00

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Have you ever thought about thinking? How do you think? Do you like puzzles? The puzzle of better thinking is called critical thinking. Critical thinking provides methods to understand arguments. What is a proper argument? (Hint: There aren’t any raised voices included!) Critical thinking provides insightful processes to analyze proper arguments, their premises and flaws. We will explore how to think more purposefully about what we hear, read or think. We will exercise these skills through classroom discussions, homework and an end of semester scenario exam.

Instructor: Leo McCormick

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thurs

Tough Choices in a Complicated Maze: College Admissions

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Thurs,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Does the maze of activities surrounding the SATs, ACTs, AP classes and college admission, seem like something that it impossible to navigate?  Well, with a little bit of preparation, you can make it through. Rather than stumbling through each year, in this course, the teacher will review all the major concepts necessary to think through before you reach Dec. 29th deadline for Common App. During this course, we will do everything from looking at schools through tools like the College Board Matchmaker to planning your freshman schedule. In-between, we will review all the major steps of the process include selecting your major, personal essay writing, what the common application is and how to fill it out, supplemental applications, a crash course in test-taking, where to find scholarships, and other relevant topics.

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wed

Holocaust & Human Behavior

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Wed,      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In this semester course, students will learn about the history of the Holocaust from a sociological perspective. Participants will study the complex dynamics of human behavior and how it affected the choices of the people living at the time. We will grapple with decisions and behaviors which shaped our history in the past and struggle with ensuring that humanity makes wiser choices in the future.

Instructor: Michelle Rapchik-Levin

Grade Range: 9th -12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Sun

Raise Your Score: A Crash Course in SAT Math

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Sun,      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 17, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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The math section of the SAT is hard, right? Wrong. While the math sections on the SAT seem daunting, they can become one of the easiest sections to ace in 10 short weeks. After a series of short lessons focusing in on the most important and likely topics to show up on the math SAT, students will find themselves performing computations, and more importantly, walking into the SAT, more confidently and analytically. This is NOT meant to teach these topics for the first time, but to prepare a student for the specific things that will be asked on the exam.

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.