High School Reading, Writing, & Study Skills – Students learn valuable skills for high school readiness and complete part of their summer reading requirement. Comprehension, essay writing, and executive functioning skills are addressed giving incoming freshman and new sophomores an opportunity to hone skills over the summer. Meets Monday through Friday. Must enroll in a minimum of 3 weeks. 1 unit earned per week. Pass/Fail Grade. $250/week.
Building College Reading Skills – This course will examine the 10 steps to building college level reading skills, helping you to become a better reader and stronger thinker. Students will gain strategies for improving vocabulary and comprehension for academic reading. Open to entering 11th and 12th graders only. Meets Tuesday & Thursday, June 14 – July 16. Must enroll in a minimum of 3 weeks. Credit earned based on number of weeks enrolled. Pass/Fail Grade. $100/week.
Theatre Practice, Performance & Production – Based on the number and strengths of students, we will read, analyze, perform and produce a short, one act play. Students will practice memorizing lines, developing stage blocking, creating costumes and sets, and adding their own personal touches to the portrayal of the story. The course will end with an outdoor or virtual production of the play. Meets Monday through Friday, June 14 – July 2. Must enroll in all three weeks. 3 units earned. Pass/Fail Grade. $750 for the 3-week course.
Creative Writing – We’ll write every class (“daily” journaling), examine short narratives, poetic form, analyze film dialogue, collective story writing, among several other imagination-bending activities. Class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, June 14 – July 16. Students must attend at least 2 weeks. Credit earned based on number of weeks enrolled. Pass/Fail Grade. $150/week.
Music Appreciation – We will be listening to music together and discussing its construction, culture of origin, examining instruments and the technology behind them, looking at music’s relationship to dance / film & drama etc, and in many ways learning how to listen to the larger world in new ways.Class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, June 14 – July 16. Students must attend at least 2 weeks. Credit earned based on number of weeks enrolled. Pass/Fail Grade. $150/week.
Heroes Around the World – We will explore heroic characters from ancient Mesopotamia, to the Vikings, all the way up to the present day. As we enjoy the stories and look at how other artists depict them, we will also make our own creative projects, from building weapons to designing pottery. Meets Tuesday & Thursday, June 14 – July 2. Must enroll in all three weeks. 1 unit earned. Pass/Fail Grade. $300 for the 3-week course.
Summer Art Project – Join Mr. Dawson for a summer art project. The medium for the project is TBD, glass, print-making, painting. You’ll come away with new skills and beautiful piece to share. Meets Monday through Friday, June 14 – July 2. Must enroll in all three weeks. 3 units earned. $750 for 3-week course.
Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga
*CodeFu course are not eligible for ESY or high school credit. All courses meet for one week, Monday through Friday. $165/week
Website Design I – In this course, students will learn how to code a responsive web site in HTML and CSS. Specifically, students will learn about how the web pages boilerplate code helps organize the page for proper display on various browsers as well as create semantic tags for page layouts. With CSS style sheets, students will decide on background colors, borders, and fonts for each of the elements on the page as well as learn how to target specific items using the class attribute.
Website Design II – In this course, students will build on their previous experience to create a web page for a fictitious restaurant, in HTML and CSS. After deciding on the page’s assets such as images, menu items and font types, students will begin building a multi-page website with images, links and descriptions pertaining to the different data being displayed on-page. Students will learn about how to link multiple pages together, create separate CSS files for specific pages and design for both desktop and mobile displays.
Tangible/Robotics Coding – In this course, students will use a variety of robots to compose various projects such as stories, solving sequences and creating images. These images are composed by creating sequences in the application. Students will program the robots using block-based/tangible coding to move forward-backwards and rotate around based on desired degree and position, creating shapes such as polygons, stars and triangles.
Introduction to Python – In this course, students will learn how to code in the language of Python to create applications that run in the Repl terminal. Students will create 2d graphics-based games such as flappy bird and draw shapes with the turtle module. They will learn how to code variables if statements and run loops to modify data as well as learn about importing modules and using custom library assets.
Python Game Design – In this course, students will learn how to code in the language of Python to create applications that run in the Repl terminal. Students will build on their previous experiences with variables, loops and if statements to create a variety of games such as War and an RPG stats adventure. Specifically, in this course, they will create tuples, pull data from lists and arrays, compile sequences into custom functions and create conditions for various outcomes. By creating games students are familiar with, they will be able to understand the logic and incorporate it into the coding of the app.
Live, from Tonga, it’s our very own Mrs. Satini bringing you array of wonderful online courses. If you can’t join us on campus, you’ll still have so much to do!