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GEAR-UP FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS ACADEMY

Reading for Success
Frustrated with reading and unable to keep up with rest of the class? Experience a course that is great for ALL subjects.  Improve your reading skills by reading independently from a novel of your choice. Develop a dialectical notebook and learn the techniques of how “Soaps” can improve your grades in all classes.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1259M01-58165 (grades 6-12)    $79, $3 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 2:45-4:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1259M02-58525 (grades 6-12)    $79, $3 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1259M03-59125 (grades 6-12)     $79, $3 material fee to instructor

Create Better Habits: Organize Your Life for Better Learning
Based on the book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Sean Covey, learn organization strategies that will not only benefit your studies, but also your life. Explore some possibilities for improving your personal space to make room for more clear school goals. Improve your school work by organizing your thought patterns and structuring your work habits. Focus on simplifying your life and keeping your attention on what is really important for your success.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1242M01-58166 (grades 6-12)    $89 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30 pm.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1242M02-58167 (grades 6-12)    $89 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 9-10:30 a.m.         ACC North Building
YTHC 1242M03-58910 (grades 6-12)    $89 includes workbook

ACT English Exam: Improve Your Scores
Prepare yourself for a successful ACT exam. Discover what areas of the verbal test battery which you need to improve your skills. Learn test taking techniques and how to control anxiety. Review grammar and comprehension to build your confidence. Fee includes workbook from National Association of Secondary School Principals. (grades 8-12 or younger with permission of instructor)

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 1-2:30 p.m.        ACC North Building
YTHC 1254M01-58177 (grades 8-12)    $98, includes workbook

ACT Math Exam: Improve Your Scores
Prepare yourself for a successful ACT test score. Discover how this exam is structured. Complete and score actual problem types found on the test and develop math skills that will help you better prepare for taking this test. Fee includes a workbook from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. (grades 8-12 or younger with permission of instructor)

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1256M01-58180 (grades 8-12)    $98, includes workbook

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Drawing for Comic Books and Manga Drawing
Discover storytelling conventions utilized by professional illustrators.  Continue into advanced studies of comic book composition, perspective, movie storyboarding, and figure drawing.  Explore the rich Japanese art form of Manga/Anime and learn how to draw in the dynamic Anime/Manga style.   Supplies to bring:  pencil, 11”x14” drawing paper, pen and ruler.  Note:  Two time offerings:  1.5 hour class and 2.5 hours classes. 

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 10:45 a.m.-12:15    ACC North Building
YTHC 1250M02-58983 (grades 9-12)    $79

Cartooning
Learn how your imagination comes alive with cartooning! Discover the methods of drawing behind cartooning and animation. Create your very own character as you discover how to convey shape and color, action, humor and style! Bring: drawing paper and pencils to class.

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1218M02-59162 (grades 9-12)    $79

Painting with Watercolor
Discover watercolor techniques that provide control. Utilize profound color theory insights and master water as a medium.  Supplies required: watercolor paper about 9”x12”, pencils, eraser, pen and ruler. Basic watercolor colors, ½” round brush.

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.ACC North Building
YTHC 1061M01-59166 (grades 8-12)    $79

Draw Like an Architect
Explore perspective drawing techniques for aspiring engineers, industrial designers, artists and more. Learn how to draw visually accurate renderings with proven perspective systems.  Required supplies:  a smooth drawing paper, mechanical pencils, pencil, pen and ruler.  Compass optional.  Longer 2’ ruler optional.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 9-10:30 a.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1062M01-59167 (grades 9-12)     $79

Portrait/Still Life/Landscape Drawing
Learn how to draw by observation. Explore how to “record” any sight onto canvas. Discover how to produce realistic faces and capture a person’s likeness on paper.  Required supplies:  drawing paper 11X14, graphite pencils set, eraser and ruler.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1063M01-59168 (grades 9-12)    $79

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1063M02-59169 (grades 9-12)     $79

S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ACADEMY

Algebra I
This is your review before Algebra II. Review inequalities, linear and quadratic equations, slopes, polynomials, expansion, functions and radicals. Bring a calculator (optional).

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1258M02-58528 (grades 9-12)    $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 2:45-4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1258M03-58998(grades 9-12)        $79

Design a Web Page Your Way
Create a web site that people will want to visit. Learn to use Flash and many free programs to enhance your site. Learn about colors, text tricks and more to make your website pop with dynamic animations, rollovers and other tricks that will give your website pizzazz. Bring a flash drive.

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 2:45-4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1081M02-58519 (grades 9-12)    $99

Video Game /Concept Art
Attention artists and future game and movie designers! Apply your art to one of many fields in the video game industry! Learn advanced digital painting techniques using Photoshop, and bring your imagination into the digital world. Character design, storyboarding, and concept art are all specializations within the game and movie industry that you will train for. Design and produce compelling art and apply it to your chosen context. No Photoshop experience required. General computer and drawing experience helpful. Bring sketch or drawing paper, pencils, pen and ruler. If available, bring two or three art pieces to use in class.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 1:30-4 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1079M01-58978 (grades 7-12)    $169

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1:30-4 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1079M02-59172 (grades 7-12)    $169

Sketch Up
SketchUp is a 3D and 2D drawing program, which may be used to create architectural, civil, and mechanical drawing. It is a fast and fun way to create drawings from the most simple to elaborate models of anything you can imagine.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1060M02-59160 (grades 9-12)    $99

Painting with Acrylics
Learn how to paint with acrylics. Explore important color theory concepts as you create various demonstrations. Why do the colors of modern 3-D animations burst out so radiantly? Come discover their relationships. Please bring the following supplies: pencils, eraser, pen and ruler.  Basic acrylic colors red, green, blue, yellow, white, 1” flat brush.  5 canvas boards, about 9 X 12 inches size. 

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1059M01-59158 (grades 8-12)    $79

GENERAL ENRICHMENT

Crime Scene Investigation: The Art and Science of Solving Crimes
Come and join members of the Colorado State Patrol Vehicular Crimes Unit to learn about the ins and outs of solving crimes using modern technology and forensic science.  Learn how to collect fingerprints, dust for prints on items of evidence, and preserve the prints to use in solving crimes.  Discuss the science of DNA and the physics and math behind investigating car accidents.

Wed, July 9, 1-4 p.m.            ACC North Building
YTHC 1155M02-59176 (grades 9-12)    $69

So You Want to be a Millionaire! Manage Your Money
Are you a savvy shopper? Do you know how to manage your money? Test your money management skills and become an educated consumer who makes smart financial decisions.  Explore how to create a budget. Discover how to invest money and how to use a credit card or ATM. Discuss saving for college and calculating expenses for buying and owning a car. Make your money work for you!

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1085M01-58255 (grades 6-12)    $69

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 2:45-4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1085M02-58524 (grades 6-12)    $69

Career Discoveries!
Middle school and the beginning of high school is the perfect time to begin thinking about what interests you.  Explore your skills, interests and future career plans. Look at ways you could gain employment during the summer and build a basic resume.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 9-10:30 a.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1042M01-59151 (grades 6-9)        $69

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1042M02-59152 (grades 6-9)        $69

It’s Your Move! Beginning Chess
Investigate what it takes to become a chess player. Discover how the pieces move, the object of the game, and rules of the game. Basic strategy and basic checkmates will be covered. Instructor has been teaching chess for over 10 years and is an USCF-rated expert.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 1-2:30 p.m.        ACC North Building
YTHC 1202M01-58121 (grades 3-12)    $79

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1202M02-59133 (grades 3-12)     $79

It’s Your Move Again! Intermediate Chess
Continue to learn more chess strategies. Prerequisite: You must know the rules of chess (how the pieces move and the object of the game) or have taken Beginning Chess.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1203M01-58122 (grades 3-12)    $79

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 2:45-4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1203M02-59134 (grades 3-12)    $79

Chess All Wrapped Up! A Quick Review of Chess
Further investigation about what it takes to compete in chess and to apply the rules and strategies of chess.  This is a comprehensive class to reinforce chess skills recently learned or known and a fun way to get more playing time with other chess players. 

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 1-2:30 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1040M01-59150 (grades 3-12)    $79

Red Cross Babysitting
Getting ready to get a job and earn money in the field of babysitting? Learn what to do in an emergency, how to administer first aid, and what is needed to keep a child safe. Study the techniques of feeding, burping, changing a diaper, dressing, and carrying a baby. An introduction to rescue breathing and conscious choking for infants and children will also be covered. You must be 11 years old or older to take this class. Fee includes a Red Cross Babysitting Guide and certificate upon successful completion.

Sat, July 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.            ACC North Building
YTHC 1239M01-58153 (age 11 or older)     $87, $20 material fee to instructor

Sat, Aug 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.             ACC North Building  
YTHC 1239M02-59135 (age 11 or older)    $87, $20 material fee to instructor