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GEAR-UP FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS ACADEMY

A Mystery No More: Improve Study Skills
Ever felt you would have studied harder if you only knew how? Learn strategies in listening, note-taking, test-taking, time management and more. Take learning inventories to discover how you learn best. Leave the class feeling ready for the new school year.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1243M01-58163 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1243M02-58496 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 1-2:30 p.m.         ACC North Building
YTHC 1243M03-59124 (grades 6-8)        $79

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

SKILL REINFORCEMENT

These courses are designed to help you earn credit, which must be approved by your school counselor, or to help you gain the skills needed to succeed in the next grade level.

Strategies that work! Middle School Reading and Writing Skills
This comprehensive program is designed to help advance students’ reading and writing abilities. You will be immersed in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities that will help you become skilled readers and writers.

Mon-Fri, July 7-18, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 2 wks    ACC North Building
YTHC 1245M01-58168 (grades 6-8)            $159

Math Mastery for Middle School
Strengthen and reinforce basic math skills necessary for middle school success. Emphasis will be placed on attacking addition, subduing subtraction, mastering multiplication, defeating division, finishing fractions, and perfecting the point for decimals.

Mon-Fri, July 7-18, 9-10:30 a.m., 2 wks    ACC North Building
YTHC 1246M01-58526 (grades 6-8)        $159

High Five Strategies for Middle School Success 
Learn the skills and strategies necessary for success at the middle school level. You can improve your study skills and begin the school year with confidence. Learn practical strategies for organization, note taking, listening, test taking and planning. 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

Mon-Fri, July 7-18 1-2:15 p.m., 2 wks    ACC North Building
YTHC 1247M01-58173 (grades 6-8)        $159

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 14-18, 1:30-4 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1250M01-58174 (grades 6-8)        $169

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 1:30-4 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1250M03-58984 (grades 6-8)        $169

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 7-11, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1218M01-58146 (grades 6-8)        $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

Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves: Use Clay!
Come have fun while learning the hand building techniques of clay! Create different clay projects including bowls, mugs, and a human figure. The last 2 days, glaze the projects.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1165M01-58825 (ages 5-12)         $79, $18 material fee to instructor

Digital Native Using Memories!
Amaze yourself and others with how creative you can be! Through games, activities and projects, learn creative thinking techniques sure to inspire. Discover how to incorporate elements of design as you make a time capsule, create a frame, decorate a hat, paint images, and more. The instructor will photograph you and provide images for you to use in projects. Go home with photos, projects, and an idea booklet.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1185M02-58997 (grades 3-6)        $79, $8 material fee to instructor

Beginning Spanish I
Learn simple conversational phrases as well as the Spanish alphabet, colors, numbers and clothing, all through creative and fun ways to remember vocabulary.  

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 1-2:30 p.m.        ACC North Building
YTHC 1151M01-58510 (grades 4-7)     $79

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1151M02-59129 (grades 4-7)        $79

Beginning Spanish II
Building upon Spanish I, discover more conversational phrases as well as expressing likes and dislikes, directions, and describing things in a home.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1051M01-58511 (grades 4-7)     $79

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  ACC North Building
YTHC 1051M02-59130 (grades 4-7)         $79

Mazzles
Solve unusual mazes and puzzles. A fun way to create brain teasers and share with your friends!  You will design original mazes and puzzles plus board games based on your special interest.  

Mon-Fri, June 23-27. 1-2:30 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1015M01-59140 (grades 5-8)        $79, $10 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1015M02-59141 (grades 5-8)        $79, $10 material fee to instructor

Canvas and Cookies
Discover a step-by-step process on how to paint two featured paintings on a canvas.  Explore basic painting skills such as brush types and color mixing.  Sessions last 1.5 hours.  Enjoy a cookie at the end and have a wonderful art piece to be taken home. (Please clarify any food allergies when registering for the class)

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1019M03-59144 (grades 6-8)        $79, $15 material fee to instructor

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

Be a Math Master: Conquer Fractions, Decimals, Percents
Are fractions, decimals and percents driving you crazy? Gain confidence with these everyday math skills. Review
and learn arithmetic, conversion, and problem solving techniques. This is a good class to take before Pre-Algebra or as a math review.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 2:45- 4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1212M01-58156 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30         ACC North Building
YTHC 1212M02-58157 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 2:45-4:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1212M03-59017 (grades 6-8)        $79

The Einstein Way I: Pre-Algebra I
Get your math juices flowing and be ready for a new school year. Review and learn signed numbers, percents, fractions, order of operations and much more. Leave this class feeling successful and ready for next year’s Pre-Algebra, Algebra-Saxon, or Algebra. This is a good class to take in conjunction with Pre- Algebra II.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1213M01-58158 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1213M02-58971 (grades 6-8)        $79

The Einstein Way II: Pre-Algebra II
Feeling like you need more Pre-Algebra before you tackle Algebra next year? Introduce yourself to negative numbers, two-step equations, graphing and solving inequalities. Learn how to simplify polynomials and do factoring. This is a good class to take in conjunction with “Pre-Algebra I”.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1214M01-58160 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1214 M02-58972 (grades 6-8)     $79

Be An Einstein! Pre Algebra I and II Combo
This is a general consolidated Pre Algebra I and II.  Perfect class to gain more experience and practice using what you learned in previous classes.  Get ready for a new school year and freshen up those math skills!

Mon-Friday, Aug 4-8, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1145M01-59177 (grades 6-8)         $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 14-18, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1081M01-58143 (grades 6-8)     $99

Apple iLife™ Exploration
Learn how to use amazing software on your Mac computer or iPad. Explore the basics of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Learn to do amazing things with your photos, movies, music and presentations. This is a hands on program, Mac computer or iPad with iLife software required. Bring your device.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1224M01-59163 (grades 5-8)        $99

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 9-10:30 a.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1224M02-59164 (grades 5-8)        $99

Your Fingers, Your Words! Keyboarding Skills
Learn correct keyboarding skills using accuracy and speed. Have fun with games to type words before they pass by and stories from easy to difficult to type. Receive a printed paper showing your speed in words per minute.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1170M01-58786 (grades 4-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1170M02-58787 (grades 4-8)        $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1170M03-58970 (grades 4-8)        $79

Manufacturing the Possibilities
Learn from company experts! Explore and understand how products are made from Colorado manufacturers such as Fat Bike Company, Tag Team Manufacturing, and Reata Engineering. Each day, see demonstrations and participate in hands-on projects like 3D printing, wood or metal assembly, design, prototype, tooling and production machining and assembly for aviation/aerospace. Discover the product development and manufacturing process. Discuss what careers might be in your future and how to get a good job.

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1174M01-59180 (grades 6-8)        $79

Mechanics on the Move: Robotics I and II
Discover the world of robotics. Learn about the history and mechanics of a programmable robot. Discover how robotics is used in some of the most prominent industries of auto, space and more. Build your own robot which is a sound and touch sensitive robot meaning if it hits something or hears a loud sound it will turn and proceed forward. Brainstorm what the robots of the future will create. Bring: small needle nose pliers, Phillips screwdriver, and 2 AA batteries. Each week, a different robot is built.

Robotics I
Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1238M01-58161 (grades 6-8)     $129, includes robot

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.ACC North Building
YTHC 1238M02-58162 (grades 6-8)        $129, includes robot

Robotics II (new robot this week)
Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1172M01-59170 (grades 6-8)        $129, includes robot

Junior Engineer Academy: Build with Legos!
Let your imagination run wild with LEGOs.  Build engineering designed projects such as boats, bridges, and more. Use special pieces to create a unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building and apply simple machine structures.

Mon-Fri, July 7-11, 9-10:30 a.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1181M01-59022 (grades 4-6)        $89

Mon-Fri, July 21-25, 1-2:30 p.m.      ACC North Building
YTHC 1181M02-59023 (grades 4-6)        $89

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 9-10:30 a.m.      ACC North Building
YTHC 1181 M03-59171 (grades 4-6)    $89

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 7-11, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    ACC North Building
YTHC 1060M01-59159 (grades 6-8)        $99

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 1, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1060M03-59161 (grades 6-8)        $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, 9-12 p.m.         ACC North Building
YTHC 1155M01-59175 (grades 5-8)    $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

Fold’em and Hold’em
Learn the ancient Japanese art form – Origami. Explore the basic folds, shapes, simple models, and basic terminology. Develop small motor skill development while creating little creatures to take home.

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1050M01-59153 (grades 5-8)        $69, $5 material fee to instructor

Bookworm Club: 2 Week Session
Join the club! Members choose a book the first day and be prepared to discuss the following days. Share great connections, perspectives and think about points of view as well. Thought provoking questions will be asked from the instructor to stimulate great conversation for book readers. This is a great opportunity to learn how to start your own book club!

Mon-Fri, July 28-Aug 8, 1-2:30 p.m., 2 wks     ACC North Building
YTHC 1054M01-59155 (grades 6-8)            $119, book purchase required

Made to Order Woodworking
Discover basic construction tools to assemble an interesting and useful wood project.  Learn to follow instructions while having fun. Projects can include a wide variety of items; bird house, air plane, pirate ship bank, candy dispenser, and more!

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1057M01-59156 (grades 6-8)        $79, $20 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 1-2:30 p.m.     ACC North Building
YTHC 1057M02-59157 (grades 6-8)        $79, $20 material fee to instructor

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