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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, Thur

Dancing through History

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues, Thur,      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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This course will explore the history of telling a story through movement, what we call dance. We will look at the various genres of dance, their origins and effect on society.

Instructor: Christina Patterson

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.

Mon

World Religions: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Across the Liberal Arts, Across Time, and Across the Globe

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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The Comparative Study of Religions is a topic that people spend their lives on and write PhD dissertations about. But if done correctly and carefully, it can also be made into an appropriate liberal arts/social studies class for middle and high school aged students. In this class I will bring students through five basic areas: 1) tribal/primitive religions, 2) ancient India-Iran, 3) East Asia (China, Japan, Korea etc.), 4) Middle Eastern (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), 5) Religion in Modernity and Globalization and give them a vocabulary and set of themes for brining what is seen in each area into relation with the areas we move through progressively in the class, as well as mark differences.

Instructor: R. Todd Godwin

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Mon

Better than Hollywood: Finding the Lessons and Morals within Biblical Stories

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon,      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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Samson. Samuel. Saul. David. Solomon. Elijah. Jeremiah. Daniel. Who knew these stories would travel the test of time helping humanity with the underlying messages they offer us? Together, we will be studying some of the most well know Biblical stories in greater depth, with a moral message to take away. We will be starting from the book of Joshua and working our way through the end of the prophets. Together, we will look at the lessons learned within each story and apply it to our own life - no matter what faith you. All stories have lessons to be learned from.

Instructor: Kenny Weinblatt

Grade Range: 6th - 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.

Thur

Knitting it Forward

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

Class Begins: Sep 14, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In beginning knitting, we will learn the basics of knitting, some history of knitting and spinning and produce at least one finished sampler project by the end of the course. We will discuss ways you can use your knitting skills to help various charities throughout the world and how to organize a knitting group to hand knit items for your favorite cause.

Instructor: Beth York

Grade Range: 4th - 12th

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

Wed

The Killer Queen: Chess

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

Class Begins: Sep 13, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will learn the history and meaning behind the game of Chess as well as the pieces. During class, we will focus on mastering the rules and guidelines for setup and play. Students will receive explanations on how each piece is set up, moves, is valued as well as the strategic benefit of each. In addition, a focus will be on visualizing the board along with actual play will come as new pieces are learned. Finally, starting moves will be discussed and mastered as well as played out with explanations.

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Grade Range: 5th - 12th

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

Wed

The Killer Queen: Chess

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

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students will learn the history and meaning behind the game of Chess as well as the pieces. During class, we will focus on mastering the rules and guidelines for setup and play. Students will receive explanations on how each piece is set up, moves, is valued as well as the strategic benefit of each. In addition, a focus will be on visualizing the board along with actual play will come as new pieces are learned. Finally, starting moves will be discussed and mastered as well as played out with explanations.

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Grade Range: 5th - 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.