Class Descriptions

Please make sure you view the timings before selecting classes. Some classes overlap.
Please remember that you may only select up to 4 Group Classes (a lot of classes are full).
Session 1 Dates: June 11 to July 16
Session 2 Dates: July 17 to August 14

English

Advanced Reading Comprehension

 

 

Tuesday, 3pm-4pm PST (Session 2), GRADES 6-8

The introduction to creative writing class exposes students to a variety of types of writing and provides them with opportunities to create their own works,

 

 

Saturday, 1pm-2pm PST (Session 1 and 2), GRADES 7-12 

Students will get tons of review on reading and skills to improve reading. If they are struggling, having a hard time, or wish to improve, this class is in full satisfaction. Students will advance in reading and receive higher-level readings!

Tuesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm PST (Session 1)

GRADES 5-8

This class goes far beyond your typical book club, a club where people read a book and enjoy enlightening discourse such as "My favorite character was the pig." This class is dedicated to finding meaning. Why would the author have this character mention something as seemingly random as they did? What is the purpose of that metaphor? This club is going to introduce kids on the brink of or in middle school to the world of analysis. There will be games and prizes! Homework will involve reading certain chapters of the book in order to analyze it in class, and proof will be requested in the form of questioning in class. (We will be reading 2-3 books, so there will be a large amount of homework. Keep that in mind)

 

Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm PST (Session 1 and 2)

GRADES 7-12 

 

Students will particpate in a full book club-style. Each session, students will read along to a short book and have fun talking about it, make new friends, and learn lots of lessons along the way.

Book Club

Creative

Writing

Extracurriculars

Songwriting

Monday, 1pm-2pm PST (Session 1 and 2), GRADES 3-9

Students will learn the basics of songwriting from song structure, rhythm, lyric function, and growing the ability to write songs. They will explore multiple patterns of writing and learn valuable lessons for songs, music. and the world itself.

Homework Help + Tutoring

Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm PST (Session 1 and 2)

GRADES 1-8

Students will participate in engaging and asking questions. Topics relating in academics or even life questions will be answered. They will understand what is possible and even get answers to long-awaited questions.

Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm PST (Session 1)

GRADES 6-8

This course is the perfect opportunity for middle schoolers to gain a basic understanding of stand-up comedy. They will learn about various facets of comedy such as tone, style, timing, etc. They will discover the different kinds of jokes and learn how to write a stand-up of their own! We will hold a showcase at the end of the class to give the students an opportunity to show off what they have learned and present their creations. There will be opportunities to play games and potentially win prizes. Homework will be minimal, kept to a worksheet at most. However, there will be opportunities to complete extra assignments for extra credit in our games.

Introduction to Fitness

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm PST (Session 1)

GRADES 5-8

This course is perfect for 5th to 8th graders who have been wondering about the theory behind fitness. Influencers and bodybuilders seem to have flawless physiques and effortlessly work out, while those moves leave normal people exhausted in minutes. Join this class to learn more about the theory of fitness. How does it work? Which exercises work where and on what parts of your body? What role do bones/muscles/other parts of your body play? What are the differences in fitness in various cultures and which types work "the best"? There will be games and prizes, and minimal to no homework other than to practice the most recent lesson. This class will consist of 1/2 theory, 1/2 practice of the theory. Expect to leave more knowledgeable in the world of fitness - AND more fit, of course!

Coding/Programming

Introduction to Programming

Saturdays, 11am-12am PST (Session 1 and 2)

GRADES 5-8

 

If you have ever wondered how to make a computer draw designs, how to make your own calculator, or even how to make cool mad libs for your family and friends to enjoy, this course is for you. This course is designed to introduce middle school students to programming with Python! We will explore different concepts starting from text-based visual programming with Python's Turtle to text-based programming. Students will learn basic coding grammar/syntax and will develop their problem solving skills. In the end, students will create a final project of their choice with the knowledge they learned.

Introduction to Business

Saturdays, 9:30am-10:30am PST (Session 1 and 2)

GRADES 5-8 

This course is designed to introduce middle school students into the world of business and entrepreneurship. The program will cover the concepts of business, finance, marketing and sales, all the while including various hands-on virtual simulations and other activities to help participants completely grasp and comprehend the topics. In the end, students will be able to present their own business pitches and walk away with possible business ideas to implement!