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By the Book: An Introduction to Criminal Law Fall 2017 Thur 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 13

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Laura Forde

Charge it! Or not...: Personal Finance for High School Students Full Year Wed 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 13

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

Creative Writing: Strengthening the Writer's Voice Fall 2017 Wed 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th -8th Sep 13, 2017 13

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Sarina Furer

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session 1) Fall 2017 Tues 9:00 am 06:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 12, 2017 4

$300.00

Students will learn about American History from the year 1764 until 1824, hitting some of the high points of historical events in different areas of the country and with different ethnicities, such as, Native American, British, American citizen, and Hispanic. (Kaya, Felicity, Caroline and Josefina) We plan to include the historical events of the country and region for each girl studied. Students will engage with the time period and culture and various other elements of culture and history through assignments that engage different learning styles and include hands-on home activities. One long-term project and several short-term projects will make up part of the course. Students will be given the opportunity to teach the other students in the class through short oral reports and brief presentations. We also begin to talk about some literary terms such as setting, conflict, and resolution as they are used in literary analysis.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Exploring American History with American Girls (Session 2) Winter 2018 Tues 9:00 am 06:00 am 3rd - 6th Jan 16, 2018 9

$300.00

Students will learn about American History from the year 1764 until 1864, hitting some of the high points of historical events in different areas of the country and with different ethnicities ....American, French Free People of Color, Swedish immigrants, and African-American. (Marie-Grace, Cecile, Kirsten & Addy) We plan to include the historical events of the country and region for each girl studied. Students will engage with the time period and culture and various other elements of culture and history through assignments that engage different learning styles and include hands-on home activities. Students will teach the other students in the class through short oral reports and brief presentations. We also begin to talk about some literary terms such as setting, conflict, and resolution as they are used in literary analysis.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Fractions! Decimals! Percents! Oh my! Full Year Thur 9:00 am 06:00 am 4th - 8th Sep 14, 2017 10

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Margie Mascolino

High School Research & More (B Week) Full Year Mon 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 18, 2017 11

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

How do we think about thinking? The History of Psychology Fall 2017 Wed 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 15

$300.00

Psychology isn't just about therapy, it is the study of the human psyche (Greek: soul). We have a brain that can think about how it thinks- doesn't that blow your mind?!? Each week we will explore a different era in which people tried out new ideas to explain what it means to be a human being, from the ancient Greeks to modern neuroscientists.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Joli Hamilton

Introduction to IEW Writing (A Week) Full Year Mon 9:00 am 06:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 11, 2017 7

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Let's Cook up a Storm! Baking Winter 2018 Wed 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th - 10th Jan 17, 2018 14

$300.00

Culinary Arts I is a basic introductory class exploring safety, sanitation, basic cooking and baking techniques, as well as the culture of and behind food. With the completion of this course you will be able to gain an entry-level position in the foodservice branch of the hospitality industry.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin Faraone

Let's Cook up a Storm! Cooking Fall 2017 Wed 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th - 10th Sep 13, 2017 14

$300.00

Culinary Arts I is a basic introductory class exploring safety, sanitation, basic cooking and baking techniques, as well as the culture of and behind food. With the completion of this course you will be able to gain an entry-level position in the foodservice branch of the hospitality industry.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin Faraone

Surviving Our Changing Planet (Environmental Science) Winter 2018 Tues, Thurs 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 11th Jan 16, 2018 12

$550.00

This class will look at the ever changing world we live in and look to see how we can adopt to the changes. We will study the effects of nonrenewable energy and the prospect of renewable energy, compare the different types of traditional and sustainable farming methods, truly look at the differences between organic and generic produce, study water contamination and the looming water wars of our time, and finally compare urbanization throughout the world.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin-Faraone

The Bare Necessities for using Microsoft Office: An Introduction Fall 2017 Mon 9:00 am 06:00 am 4th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 13

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Keith Brooks

The Bare Necessities for using Microsoft Office: An Introduction Winter 2018 Mon 9:00 am 06:00 am 4th - 12th Jan 17, 2018 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Understanding the World Around You: An Introduction to Sociology Winter 2018 Thur 9:00 am 06:00 am 9th - 12th Jan 18, 2018 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Laura Forde

Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis: Oh My! (Earth Science) Fall 2017 Tues, Thurs 9:00 am 06:00 am 8th - 11th Sep 12, 2017 13

$550.00

In this class, we will discuss the scientific method, mapping Earths surface, minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. We will work on online laboratory exercises, at home experiments, small group activities, class discussions, projects and research.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin-Faraone

Your Right to Swing Your Fist: A Discussion on Ethical Behavior Fall 2017 Tues 9:00 am 06:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 14

$300.00

Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. Many of our ethical decisions are based on what we learned from our parents and teachers. This is all well and good (hopefully, in most cases); but as we become and live as adults, it is imperative that we know what we believe and why, strengthening the good modeling from our parents and understanding it so that we can act according to our ethical beliefs. How do we be true to ourselves and to our values under the stress of real life? And how do we present that truth to the larger world (for example, in social media) without being offensive to others? As the world is becoming a more complex place ethically, deciding to live mindfully is more challenging, and requires self-analysis and forethought.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ruti Eastman

Alphabet Soup: The Origins of the Alphabet Full Year Tues 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 9th Sep 12, 2017 14

$550.00

The letters of the alphabet are the building blocks of our language and our ability to communicate. The ABCs are so familiar to us that we take them almost for granted. Did you know that for most of human history people didn't know how to communicate through writing, and that even once writing started to progress, it would take thousands of years for the alphabet as we know it to develop? We will examine each letter as an entire world onto itself, and trace its development from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, to the Phoenicians sea merchants who turned these hieroglyphic pictographs into letters. From there our alphabetic quest will take a detour to the Hebrew alphabet which developed the letters even further, and to the ancient Greek and Latin scripts which added their own unique elements. The class delves into the origins of each letter as it explores is symbolic, linguistic, numeric and philosophical significance. We will also be taking a look at how artists have used the letters of the alphabet for artistic inspiration. Each lesson will culminate with a creative writing and an artistic assignment which will form the building blocks of the end year project; our very own unique alphabet books.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Arabic: Modern Standard MSA: The Hardest Language You’ll Ever Love - High School Arabic, Level One – Part One Full Year Tues, Thurs 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$750.00

The class will meet twice per week for a year and give students a solid, structured grounding in the phonology, writing systems and grammar (and roughly three hundred basic vocabulary words) of Modern Standard Arabic.   Arabic 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: R. Todd Godwin

Arduino: The Language of Robots Winter 2018 Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Jan 17, 2018 13

$300.00

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. The boards are able to read inputs and turn them into outputs - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. Arduinos use a simple language called writing, which is similar to C++. This class will teach you how to use Arduino and learn the basic language of coding it so you can create coded projects.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin-Faraone

Bon Voyage! World Geography for Grades 4 - 6 Full Year Mon, Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 4th - 6th Sep 11, 2017 12

$650.00

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?

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Sophia Arroyo

Bubble, Brew, and Boil: An Introduction to Chemistry Fall 2017 Tues 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 14, 2017 14

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

Chemistry is one of the fundamental areas of science, yet, students often dread learning it. In this course, students will be enthusiastically introduced to topics such as dissolution, density, and chemical changes during their journey to understand the interactions of matter. This introductory course requires no pre-requisite knowledge, but teaches how to understand the basics of chemical science in a creative multi-media platform.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Ciao Ragazzi: Italian 1 Full Year Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 15

$550.00

Starting with basic grammar, we will learn many useful ways in which Italians communicate and write as well as the Italian art of dialogue and friendship. As we learn new vocabulary, we will get to see, close up, the world of Italy as it is today. Through the acquisition of their language we will explore Italian culture, music and art. We will develop listening and speaking skills as we master the study of Italian grammar concepts. We will intersperse our classes with stories and anecdotes of famous Italians and Italian cities. We will watch short videos and listen to Italians talk and go about their daily life.  Italian 2 will be offered in 2018  - 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Silvia Kramar

Classical Physics for the Curious: Math-Free Full Year Monda 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 9

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Ken Hamilton

Classical Roots: Vocabulary Study Full Year Tues 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 13

$550.00

This course is a study of the English language through the window of Latin and Greek elements. We will spend half the year studying Latin roots in English vocabulary, including prefixes, suffixes, numbers, adjective, noun, and verb bases. The second half of the year will be spent studying Greek elements in English, including adjective, noun, and verb bases, and literary, medical, and scientific terms.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Giddens

Creative Writing: Strengthening the Writer's Voice Fall 2017 Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Sarina Furer

Dancing through History Fall 2017 Tues, Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Christina Patterson

Falling from the Sky, Marrying your Brother and Weaving to Escape Certain Deaths: Greek Mythology and Symbolism Fall 2017 Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 14

$300.00

Mythology is so much more than just old stories! The ancient Greek myths, for instance, have an impact on everything from modern marketing to movie scripts to our personal dreams each night. By understanding what a symbol is, we can understand the world around us in more depth. Knowing what the symbolism is in Greek myths makes it possible to see how humans have been retelling these same stories repeatedly in new forms for millennia. Anything that keeps our attention that long deserves a spot in our studies!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Joli Hamilton

From Atmosphere to Asteroid: An Introduction to Earth Science Fall 2017 Tues 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 12, 2017 15

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

Welcome to Earth Science—the study of the world around you. This course in Earth Sciences will include the study of Astronomy, Oceanography, Geology, and Meteorology, continuing where many life science courses leave off. We will ask and answer the big questions about how big things work, such as planets, world-wide currents, and volcanoes. Students will learn the ‘how’ and the ‘why,’ not just the ‘what’ of science in this course, because the history and future of these topics is just as relevant as the facts in textbooks.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Geometry Full Year Tues, Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 11th Sep 12, 2017 15

$750.00

This course is a complete, in depth high school geometry course and is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. Geometry stresses the ability to reason logically and to think critically. Throughout this course students will use their algebraic knowledge, inductive and deductive thinking skills to complete formal two column proofs applying mathematical arguments and problem solving techniques. In addition, students will study and apply theorems and postulates, transformations and right triangle trigonometry, and learn to sketch geometric constructions utilizing basic drawing tools. This course will promote analytical thinking while building a foundation which will encourage students to delve deeper into subsequent math and science courses.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Jodi McGee

Latin 1 Full Year Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 11th Sep 13, 2017 14

$550.00

This course is an introduction to the Latin language and will be appropriate for middle school or first year high school language studies. The Henle curriculum is a classical approach to the language and uses both ancient and liturgical references to teach students Latin. An understanding of English parts of speech is recommended as this will be a spring board for studying Latin grammar.  Latin 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sarah Giddens

Lights! Cameras! Action! An Alternative Course for High School English: Movies as Literature Full Year Tues 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 10

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Mandarin Chinese: The Most Fun You Ever Had Doing Something Useful High School Level One Full Year Mon, Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 14

$750.00

The class will meet twice per week for a year and give students a solid, structured, grounding in the phonology, writing systems and grammar and roughly three hundred basic vocabulary words of Mandarin Chinese, which is China’s official dialect and which one should begin with before Cantonese or any other dialect, and which virtually all Chinese know.  Mandarin Chinese 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: R. Todd Godwin

Middle School Math: What You Need to Advance to Pre-Algebra Full Year Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 13, 2017 12

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Middle School Writing (B Week) Full Year Mon 11:00 am 08:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 18, 2017 0

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Parlez-vous Français? French 1 (High School Level) Full Year Mon, Wed 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 13

$750.00

This class will be very interactive requiring participation from the student.  We will be using the text and exercises from the Living Language curriculum as the foundation of our class, but there will also be lots of rote learning and repetition where students will be required to repeat out loud the words and phrases.  Special emphasis will be placed upon pronunciation.  There will be some writing, but it will be mostly contained to simple phrases and vocabulary words.  Additionally, we will be learning verb conjugations and French sentence structure.  French 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: James York

Powerful Paragraph (A Week) Full Year Mon 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 11, 2017 2

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

So, You Think You Knew the Parts of Speech? But Did You? Fall 2017 Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 14, 2017 14

$300.00

In this class, your students will learn (and hopefully master) the parts of speech that will help them lay the foundation for further learning of the English Language. Together each week, we will explore another part of speech while incorporating singing, game playing, art, video making, power point creating, parsing and diagramming. As we progress through the weeks, emphasis will be placed on reviewing the concepts already taught to ensure mastery. Time-permitting, we will have one week where we review basic punctuation and capitalization before we end the semester with a huge jeopardy review!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Stephanie McCormick

Starting at the Very Beginning: Jump Start IEW Writing Winter 2018 Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 3rd - 6th Jan 18, 2018 12

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Stephanie McCormick

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters (Session 1) Fall 2017 Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 9th Sep 14, 2017 10

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters (Session 2) Winter 2018 Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 5th - 9th Jan 18, 2018 11

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Vectors Abound! Graphic Art with Adobe Illustrator Fall 2017 Mon 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 12

$300.00

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!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

You Decide: Understanding and Applying Contested Rights from the Amendments Fall 2017 Thur 11:00 am 08:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 15

$300.00

This highly interactive class requires students to learn about the Amendments and apply their knowledge of those Amendment and court precedent to a new scenario. The students will gain a thorough understanding of the rights in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments and use that knowledge to analyze new upcoming cases of the Supreme Court.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Laura Forde

You´ve Got the Power! Introduction to Electricity Fall 2017 Mon 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 13

$300.00

Are you ready to learn how your lights, phone, and laptop work? What about transformers, generators, and motors? We use these tools all the time with no thought of how they work. In this class, you will learn about the exciting world of electricity and magnetism with hands-on experimenting. This one semester course covers the basic concepts of electricity. You will become familiar with the scientists of electricity who were instrumental in the developments that have brought us to where we are today. We will have an extraordinary time reading, watching, and performing experiments related to each topic discussed.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

You´ve Got the Power! Introduction to Electricity Winter 2018 Mon 11:00 am 08:00 am 7th - 12th Jan 15, 2018 15

$300.00

Are you ready to learn how your lights, phone, and laptop work? What about transformers, generators, and motors? We use these tools all the time with no thought of how they work. In this class, you will learn about the exciting world of electricity and magnetism with hands-on experimenting. This one semester course covers the basic concepts of electricity. You will become familiar with the scientists of electricity who were instrumental in the developments that have brought us to where we are today. We will have an extraordinary time reading, watching, and performing experiments related to each topic discussed.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

2, 4, 6, 8 - You Can Learn to do Math Great! Fall 2017 Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 5th Sep 13, 2017 13

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

2, 4, 6, 8 - You Can Learn to do Math Great! Winter 2018 Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 5th Jan 17, 2018 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Algebra 2 Illuminated Full Year Tues, Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$750.00

This course is a complete, in depth high school, second year Algebra course. This course is designed to build upon students previous work with linear, quadratic, root and exponential functions. Students will expand their knowledge and develop their problem-solving skills while manipulating functions to include logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and radical functions incorporating material learned in Geometry and Algebra 1. This course will prepare students for enrollment into Pre-Calculus and Statistics.
Throughout this course students will be challenged to expand their algebraic knowledge studying new topics such as the real and complex number systems, graphing techniques, matrices, logarithms, trigonometry, sequences and series, conic sections, and an introduction to probability and statistics while continuing to hone their ability to utilize inductive and deductive reasoning, and to think analytically to solve problems.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Jodi McGee

American Sign Language 1B – High School Level Fall 2017 Mon, Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 9

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Elyssa Brecher

An Amateur’s Guide to the American Revolution Full Year Thursday 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 7th Sep 14, 2017 13

$550.00

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!

 

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

AnimatED: GameON! Coding (or Programming) with SCRATCH Fall 2017 Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 5th Sep 14, 2017 10

$300.00

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!!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Vrinda Joshi

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Winter 2018 Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 10th Jan 18, 2018 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

British Literature: Plots, Twists, and Great Betrayals Full Year Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sara Moore-Gruver

Explorers: Coming to America Full Year Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 7th Sep 13, 2017 14

$550.00

This class will take the students along for a ride across the Atlantic Ocean. We will learn about many explorers who set out to find the Northwest Passage, and we will discover the challenges that they experienced along the way. As we embark on this voyage together we will participate in class discussions, write in Explorer Journals, study maps, and work together to complete short-term projects. We will ultimately learn how these explorers had a great impact on the land that we now call the United States of America. Climb aboard as we set sail on this exciting journey together!

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

Finding Yourself in Wonderland Fall 2017 Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 14, 2017 14

$300.00

Together, the students and I will be marking our own destination on a voyage through the novel, Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Our voyage will combine reading, writing and art with exposure to the genre of nonsense literature, limericks, symbolism, mathematical puns, political commentary, dream analysis, and fairy tales/fantasy. In addition to basic vocabulary building, and character and plot analysis, a special emphasis will be placed on the students own creative writing and illustrating.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Globetrotter Adventure: Introduction to Four Romance Languages Fall 2017 Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 9th Sep 13, 2017 15

$300.00

The class is an introduction into the four most widespread Romance languages and the countries they are spoken in. Students will learn elements of Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian such as essential expressions, numbers, colors, and basic vocabulary for specific projects. Students will also study the cultures surrounding the four languages. Food, traditions, geography, and fun facts will be explored in class and through hands-on activities at home. The teaching format will alternate group discussions, listening to audio excerpts, simple research assignments, and even cooking projects.

The goal of the class is twofold: to create an interest in one or more of these languages for future in depth study, and to spark curiosity for other peoples and cultures.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ana Cruz

Globetrotter Adventure: Introduction to Four Romance Languages Winter 2018 Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 9th Jan 17, 2018 15

$300.00

The class is an introduction into the four most widespread Romance languages and the countries they are spoken in. Students will learn elements of Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian such as essential expressions, numbers, colors, and basic vocabulary for specific projects. Students will also study the cultures surrounding the four languages. Food, traditions, geography, and fun facts will be explored in class and through hands-on activities at home. The teaching format will alternate group discussions, listening to audio excerpts, simple research assignments, and even cooking projects. The goal of the class is twofold: to create an interest in one or more of these languages for future in depth study, and to spark curiosity for other peoples and cultures.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Ana Cruz

History is Spelled with a WHY! Fall 2017 Tues 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 5th Sep 12, 2017 14

$300.00

Why study History?  Why is it important to know what has happened in the past?  Why do wars happen? This class is designed to explore the basic concepts of the study of history to engage the student’s curiosity and create a thirst for understanding why people are driven to explore the world and why wars happen, setting the stage for a lifetime of interest in history as relevant and not just a bunch of names and dates.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Introduction to Deaf Culture Winter 2018 Mon, Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 12th Jan 15, 2018 12

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Elyssa Brecher

Introduction to IEW Writing (B Week) Full Year Tues 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 19, 2017 14

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Issalamu Aleikum: Written and Spoken Arabic for Young Learners Full Year Tues 1:00 pm 10:00 am 3rd - 6th Sep 12, 2017 15

$550.00

Start communicating in Arabic right away in this speaking-focused course for young learners. You will learn how to get to know others, ask questions, describe your world, and get things done all in Modern Standard Arabic. Learn how to write and connect all the letters of the Arabic alphabet.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Hilary Jamila Ayer

Not So Random Acts of Kindness: Part One Fall 2017 Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 8th Sep 14, 2017 15

$300.00

Random Acts of Kindness is a phrase used frequently, but what if they were not so random? What if you planned them out? Every week, there will be an assigned project everyone in class will complete from our text. These will be a variety of tasks aimed at helping each student stretch their comfort zones a bit. Also, each student will select five additional projects which they will perform solo or with their families - one every two weeks. Students will keep a journal and write down or draw pictures to express their reactions and responses to each task, how it made them feel, and what response they received (if it was observable) from the person on the receiving end of the not so random act of kindness. Students will be expected to share where comfortable with the rest of the class during discussion.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Beth York

Not So Random Acts of Kindness: Part Two Winter 2018 Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 4th - 8th Jan 18, 2018 15

$300.00

Random Acts of Kindness is a phrase used frequently, but what if they were not so random? What if you planned them out? Every week, there will be an assigned project everyone in class will complete from our text. These will be a variety of tasks aimed at helping each student stretch their comfort zones a bit. Also, each student will select five additional projects which they will perform solo or with their families - one every two weeks. Students will keep a journal and write down or draw pictures to express their reactions and responses to each task, how it made them feel, and what response they received (if it was observable) from the person on the receiving end of the not so random act of kindness. Students will be expected to share where comfortable with the rest of the class during discussion.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Beth York

Passionate about Pushing Pixels! Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Fall 2017 Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 15

$300.00

Photoshop is widely regarded as the industry standard for image editing and photo manipulation. And not without good reason, Photoshop is so well known that it has worked its way into cultural language as a verb, as in ....That has been Photoshopped? In this class, you will learn exactly what makes this software so powerful and how to harness that power for your own (hopefully good) intentions!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Perspectives: A Journey into Short Stories for Middle School Students (Session 1) Fall 2017 Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Sep 11, 2017 6

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Perspectives: A Journey into Short Stories for Middle School Students (Session 2) Winter 2018 Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 9th Jan 15, 2018 7

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Powerful Paragraph (A Week) Full Year Tues 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 8th Sep 12, 2017 10

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Stephanie McCormick

Pre-Algebra: A Bridge between Elementary Mathematics and Algebra 1 Full Year Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 8th Sep 11, 2017 13

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Present Yourself: A Course in Public Speaking Full Year Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Shalom! Ma Schlomcha? Learning Conversational Hebrew Full Year Tues 1:00 pm 10:00 am 5th - 10th Sep 12, 2017 15

$550.00

How would you go about ordering a meal in an Israeli hamburger joint? Learn the basic language skills necessary for meeting new friends, playing a game of basketball, and travelling around Israel. In this class, students will acquire basic Hebrew conversational skills. We will begin with learning the Hebrew alphabet and every day conversational terms. A heavy emphasis will be placed on dialogue as well as reading short written texts.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Spanish 1 Full Year Tues, Thur 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 13

$650.00

Ever wonder how "¡Cuidado! ¡Piso Mojado!" is pronounced? Should you say "Hasta la vista, baby"? to your Spanish speaking friends or did the Terminator get it wrong? Come find out in our Spanish 1 class! In this class students will learn proper Spanish pronunciation, new words in their context, verb conjugations and how to use them, and conversational skills. Focus is on all four language skills- comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking. Deep dives into Colombian, Spanish, Mexican and Puerto Rican cultures will be part of the course. These country specific modules will be used to gain greater insight in the variations of Spanish and cultural elements between countries. Regular attendance is highly encouraged since progress will be assessed through class participation. Students will be assigned written and oral homework, and will be required to interact on a daily basis with Spanish using recorded audio files created by the teacher for each class exclusively in Spanish as well as other supplemental materials.  Spanish 2 will be offered in 2018 - 2019.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Ana Cruz

To Infinity and Beyond: A Space Odyssey Fall 2017 Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 6th - 10th Sep 11, 2017 15

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

Everyone knows what space is, but not many people know the history of our steps into it, or where we are today. In this course, we will spend our discussions talking about the early astronomers and philosophers, great scientific milestones, the Space Race, current technology, and government and commercial industry plans for the future, with an emphasis on where we are today. Students will take turns interacting with others to practice communicating both written and verbally what they’ve learned about our first steps into our solar system.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Twentieth Century Wars and the Rise of the Superpower Full Year Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jim York

United States History: Pre-History – 1860 (Part One) Full Year Wed 1:00 pm 10:00 am 8th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: David Eastman

We the People: United States Government Full Year Thurs 1:00 pm 10:00 am 9th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 15

$550.00

We will study the foundations of the United States Government, beginning with Jamestown and proceeding to the modern era. Our in-class discussion will focus on critical thinking, judging the worth of claims or arguments as pertaining to the study of our government.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Dawn Guckavan

World Religions: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Across the Liberal Arts, Across Time, and Across the Globe Full Year Mon 1:00 pm 10:00 am 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 15

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: R. Todd Godwin

Algebra 1 Illuminated Full Year Tues, Thur 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 11th Sep 12, 2017 11

$750.00

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.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Jodi McGee

All About Essays (A Week) Full Year Tues 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 11th Sep 12, 2017 9

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

American Sign Language 1: High School Level Full Year Mon, Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 6

$650.00

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.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Elyssa Brecher

Better than Hollywood: Finding the Lessons and Morals within Biblical Stories Fall 2017 Mon 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kenny Weinblatt

Creative Pre-Algebra using The Arts of Problem Solving Full Year Mon, Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 8th Sep 11, 2017 15

$750.00

If Math has been too easy and you are ready for a challenge, this course is for you! The Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra is a comprehensive one year math course that prepares students for the challenge of Algebra. This course also would help prepare a student for middle school math contests as students will also learn problem solving techniques. From the text book website: Topics covered include the properties of arithmetic, exponents, prime and divisors, fractions, equations and inequalities, decimals, ratio and proportions, unit conversions and rates, percents, square roots, basic geometry, statistics, counting, and probability, and more!

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Lisa Mark

Go Greek Lightning: Percy Jackson (Session 1) Fall 2017 Tues 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 12, 2017 11

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Go Greek Lightning: Percy Jackson (Session 2) Winter 2018 Tues 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Jan 16, 2018 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Hollywood, History, and Heroes: A Cinematic Journey Full Year Mon 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 14

$550.00

This course will examine different examples of how classic and contemporary Hollywood filmmakers covered (and re-interpreted) important events and heroic personalities during various periods in our country’s history. Each week, the students will be assigned a film to view. Prior to viewing, students will be provided with a study guide to use while watching the film; this will require the student to take notes on several specific elements covered within. The student will also be required to research (via the internet, after instruction on how to properly do so) the historical event(s) that are depicted in the assigned film, and prepare a written report to be submitted for grading. During the session prior to each film, a lecture and presentation will introduce the student to the historical subject of the film, by providing background to the events and time periods depicted. Following viewing each film, class time will allow for some discussion of what we have learned each week. This unique approach to studying history will introduce the student to serious study, utilizing a medium with which they are very familiar, and allow them to understand the challenges those in the entertainment industry faced (and still faces) when conveying the important people and events of our nation's past. Each family will be required to have access to Netflix or Amazon film services to provide for streaming or DVD rental of every film. Alternatively, the films may be purchased or rented from a vendor of your choice. Most of these films are rated PG-13; however, several of them are rated R, mostly due to strong violence or language depicted on screen.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

How did they think of THAT? The science behind accidental discoveries that changed the world Full Year Mon 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 6th Sep 11, 2017 8

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Intentionally Me: A Workshop in Mindfulness and Intentionality Full Year Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Penina Taylor

I'm a Poet and I Didn't Even Know It: Poetry 101 Full Year Thur 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Sep 14, 2017 15

$550.00

Roses are red, violets are blue, I can be a poet and so can you! Children see the world around them with a freshness that leads to wonderful poetry. This class encourages the students acquire the basic skills of poetry; to see things afresh, play with language, and make connections. We will learn a variety of poetic techniques and be inspired by great poets as we embark on the path to discovering our own unique and inner poetic voice. The first semester of the poetry class focuses more on learning to express one's self in the language of poetry. To see, smell, taste and touch the world through the language of poetry. The second semester aims to take the students' skills to the next level, where they will be ready to learn how to conform to a variety of poetic rubrics and conventions.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Geula Twersky

Knitting it Forward Fall 2017 Thur 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 4th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 14

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Beth York

Left Brain Meets Right Brain: Math and Art Collides Winter 2018 Thur 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 3rd - 6th Jan 18, 2018 13

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Beth York

Let’s Talk about the Original 13 Colonies Full Year Wednesday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 7th Sep 13, 2017 15

$550.00

The course will bring students into the thirteen original colonies. They will find themselves experiencing the challenges and rewards of colonial life. As they enter the new world they will keep a journal that will help them to demonstrate and track their knowledge and understanding. The students will gain experience working with maps, examining primary and secondary sources, and participating in class discussions. Welcome to the New World!

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

Making It Click! Introduction to Digital Photography Fall 2017 Mon 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 15

$300.00

Digital Photography is more than just photographs that are comprised of digital pixels. At its core, Digital Photography is about telling a visual story. Doing this successfully involves much more than choosing an Instagram filter. This course is equally about the concepts behind digital photography and technical skills to craft the images.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Middle School Writing (B Week) Full Year Tues 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Sep 19, 2017 10

$400.00

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.

Weeks: 14

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

The Civil War for Middle Schoolers Full Year Thurs 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 8th Sep 14, 2017 14

$550.00

This class will examine the Civil War. We will discuss the events that led up to the war as well as the effects of the war on American Life. As we take a look at places and events we can’t help but talk about the important people and their influence on this turbulent time in American History. The road will be rocky and we’re sure to face some challenges along the way, but this will be a learning experience the students will not forget! So choose a side and prepare yourself for a bumpy ride!

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Charissa Vangi

The Killer Queen: Chess Fall 2017 Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Keith Brooks

The Killer Queen: Chess Winter 2018 Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 5th - 12th Jan 17, 2018 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Keith Brooks

Visions of the Future: The Genre of Dystopia Fall 2017 Thurs 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 15

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

Parsing literature isn’t easy. In this course, students and teacher tackle some of the most significant classic works in the genre of dystopia: Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and George Orwell’s “1984.” Over the course of 10 weeks, students will compare and contrast these novels, as well as the science-fiction dystopian film, “Gattaca” to reach conclusions about the literature, and the evolution of the genre of “dystopia” itself.  The novels and movie examine concepts such as human rights, the role of technology in our world, history, truth, and many more. Students will be asked to examine their own world, and draw conclusions about it based on our predictions of the future.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Western Philosophy: Solving Mysteries with Our Minds Full Year Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 11, 2017 14

$550.00

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.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Sara Moore-Gruver

Where in the World are We?? Explore the Geography of our Great Big Planet Full Year Wed 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 15

$550.00

In this class, we will study the physical and cultural geography of the earth. We will talk about the continents, the countries on the continents, the major mountain ranges and bodies of water/rivers. We will discuss the different cultures in the regions and how the physical geography of the region played a role in the development of societies (i.e. the role that rivers played in the movement of goods).

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Jim York

You Can't Stop Them! Literature with Strong Female Leads (Session 1) Fall 2017 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Sep 11, 2017 12

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

You Can't Stop Them! Literature with Strong Female Leads (Session 2) Winter 2018 Monday 3:00 pm 12:00 pm 6th - 9th Jan 15, 2018 12

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Eva Goldstein-Meola

Counting Down the Clock: How to Write a Timed (SAT) Essay Fall 2017 Tues 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

While students sweat and stutter over the Math and Reading sections of the SAT, few seem to even know how to begin to master the essay. While the essay is now an optional part of your score, most colleges will require and read your work on it. In this course, students will learn how to master writing a timed essay through a series of mini-lessons focusing on different aspects of the timed essay as a whole. Whether you are working to increase your writing speed or prepare for the SAT, this course will have you writing—or typing—faster than ever.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Do You Know How To Think? Critical Thinking and Decision Making Fall 2017 Thur 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 15

$300.00

Have you ever thought about thinking? How do you think? Do you like puzzles? How about the puzzle of better thinking? The puzzle of better thinking is called critical or creative thinking that leads to better decision-making. Purposeful thinking. We will explore how to be more purposeful about our thinking and practice these methods. We will also learn why we make mistakes, and how to correct them!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Leo McCormick

Do You Know How To Think? Critical Thinking and Decision Making Winter 2018 Thur 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 8th - 12th Jan 18, 2018 15

$300.00

Have you ever thought about thinking? How do you think? Do you like puzzles? How about the puzzle of better thinking? The puzzle of better thinking is called critical or creative thinking that leads to better decision-making. Purposeful thinking. We will explore how to be more purposeful about our thinking and practice these methods. We will also learn why we make mistakes, and how to correct them!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Leo McCormick

Is there a Real Threat or am I being Paranoid? Terrorism and Homeland Security Full Year Tues 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$550.00

The world around us is rapidly changing and growing more ominous every day. Or is it? Terrorism as it exists today seems to be increasing at alarming rates, but terrorist threats have truly existed throughout history. There is a plethora of misinformation and opinions available. This class will strive to provide fact-based information of the history and current trends of terror movements and attitudes on a variety of fronts.

Weeks: 20

Instructor: Leo McCormick

Psychology Full Year Tues, Thur 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 10th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$750.00

This course is designed to introduce students to the science of human beings and other animals. We will look at the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students will also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

Weeks: 40

Instructor: Michelle Rapchik-Levin

Reading Done Right: The Reading Section of the New SAT Fall 2017 Sun 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 17, 2017 14

$300.00

While preparing for the SAT, one of the hardest sections to ensure an 800 on is the reading section. While we come prepared with the ability to read and an knowledge of the English language, by breaking down the test even further, it is possible to prepare for the exact kinds of problems that the SAT will throw at you. In this class, students will prepare to take the reading SAT quickly and confidently, using evidence to ensure a high score.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Tough Choices in a Complicated Maze: College Admissions Fall 2017 Thurs 5:00 pm 02:00 pm 9th - 12th Sep 14, 2017 14

$300.00

$250.00 before Apr 15

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Four Days. Six Deaths. Teenagers Behaving Badly. Romeo and Juliet. Fall 2017 Tues 7:00 pm 04:00 pm 8th - 12th Sep 12, 2017 15

$300.00

If you think Romeo & Juliet is a sappy romance..... boy, do I have a class for you! You may know Romeo and Juliet as the quintessential romantic couple; however, what if I told you that these two teens are not much different from kids you would find on an MTV reality show? And the adults in their lives do not help much, either. Oh, the terrible decisions...it is quite the Elizabethan soap opera. In addition, you will have the opportunity to challenge your brain with William Shakespeare. What could be better?

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Tess Wigginton

Holocaust & Human Behavior Winter 2018 Wed 7:00 pm 04:00 pm 9th -12th Jan 17, 2018 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Michelle Rapchik-Levin

Raise Your Score: A Crash Course in SAT Math Fall 2017 Sun 7:00 pm 04:00 pm 7th - 12th Sep 17, 2017 15

$300.00

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.

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Shayna Hume

Sew it Seams: Beginning Sewing Fall 2017 Wed 9:00 pm 06:00 pm 6th - 12th Sep 13, 2017 15

$300.00

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!

Weeks: 10

Instructor: Sophia Arroyo