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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.

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

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: Elyssa Brecher

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Mon

Present Yourself: A Course in Public Speaking

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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After animals and death, public speaking is one of the most common fears people experience. Yet, being able to speak publicly is a skill that is required in so many areas of life – teaching, interviewing for a job and sales, just to name a few. Learning how to present yourself well and with confidence is crucial to success in life.  This course, taught by a public speaker and life coach, covers all of the basic pieces needed for you to learn to speak in public with confidence and effectiveness.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Wed

Intentionally Me: A Workshop in Mindfulness and Intentionality

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

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $550.00

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Why do you keep doing what you are doing even though you know its self-defeating?  What are the keys to getting unstuck and getting everything you want out of life?  What does my value as a human being come from?  These and many other questions will be explored in a deep and profound way over the course of the year, building a foundation for healthy relationships and a wonderfully meaningful life.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

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

Wed

Sew it Seams: Beginning Sewing

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Wed,      9:00 pm - 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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Are you interested in learning how to sew? Then this class if for you! Even if you have never touched a sewing machine or a hand needle and thread, our class starts with the very basics of machine and hand sewing! This class will give you the confidence to try out some simple Pinterest crafts and projects. We will touch on elements of Fashion Design and explore the field for those interested in a career in fashion. This is the perfect opportunity to gain the skills that will last you a lifetime!

Instructor: Sophia Arroyo

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

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