Middle School


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, July 20-24, 2:30-4 p.m.                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M01-58163 (grades 6-8)
add to cart                     $79

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 2:30-4 p.m.                            ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M02-58496 (grades 6-8)
add to cart                     $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M03-59124 (grades 6-8)
add to cart                     $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 20-24, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M01-58165 (grades 6-10)
add to cart     $79, $3 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M02-58525 (grades 6-10)
add to cart      $79, $3 material fee to instructor

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                               ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M03-59125 (grades 6-10)
add to cart      $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 22-26, 9-10:30 a.m.                                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M01-58166 (grades 6-12) add to cart            $89 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 12:45-2:15 pm.                                ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M02-58167 (grades 6-12) add to cart           $89 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 9-10:30 a.m.                                          ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M03-58910 (grades 6-12) add to cart            $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 3-7, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                                     ACC Annex
YTHC 1254M01-58177 (grades 8-12) add to cart             $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 3-7, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1256M01-58180 (grades 8-12) add to cart              $98, includes workbook


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 6-17, 10:45–12:15 p.m., 2 wks                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1245M01-58168 (grades 6-8) add to cart                              $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 6-17, 9-10:30 a.m., 2 wks                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1246M01-58526 (grades 6-8) add to cart                              $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 6-17, 12:45-2:15 p.m., 2 wks                       ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1247M01-58173 (grades 6-8)
add to cart                              $159

Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics

This course provides students with tools to understand information and uncertainty.  Students ask questions and gather and use data to answer them. Students use a variety of data analysis and statistics strategies to analyze, develop and evaluate inferences based on data. Probability provides the foundation for collecting, describing, and interpreting data.

Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                             ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1147M01-59380 (grades 6-8) add to cart                                $79

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a learned skill that requires instruction and practice.  This course will help students think about a problem, come up with possible solutions for the problem using problem-solving strategies and then evaluate their success.

Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 2:30-4 p.m.                                        ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1148M01-59381 (grades 6-8) add to cart                                $79


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. 

Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 1-4 p.m.                                            ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1250M01-58174 (grades 6-8) add to cart                            $169

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 1-4 p.m.                                           ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1250M03-58984 (grades 6-8) add to cart                            $169


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 6-10, 9-10:30 a.m.                                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1218M01-58146 (grades 6-8) add to cart                           $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 27-31, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                        ACC Annex
YTHC 1061M01-59166 (grades 8-12) add to cart                        $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 22-26, 9-10:30 a.m.                               ACC Annex
YTHC 1165M01-58825 (ages 5-12) add to cart     $79, $18 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 6-10, 2:30-4 p.m.                                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1150M01-58510 (grades 4-7) add to cart                         $79

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 9-10:30 a.m.                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1150M02-59129 (grades 4-7) add to cart                         $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 13-17, 2:30-4 p.m.                                 ACC Annex
YTHC 1151M01-58511 (grades 4-7) add to cart                          $79

Mon-Fri, Aug. 3-7, 9-10:30 a.m.                                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1151M02-59130 (grades 4-7) add to cart                           $79

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 20-24, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1019M03-59144 (grades 6-8) add to cart      $79, $15 material fee to instructor

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

Be a Math Master: Conquer Fractions, Decimals, Percents

Conquer fractions, decimals and percents. 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 22-26, 2:30-4 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1212M01-58156 (grades 6-8) add to cart                  $79

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 2:30-4 p.m.                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1212M02-58157 (grades 6-8) add to cart                  $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 2:30-4 p.m.                                ACC Annex
YTHC 1212M03-59017 (grades 6-8) add to cart                  $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 13-17, 2:30-4 p.m.                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1213M01-58158 (grades 6-8) add to cart                    $79

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 9-10:30 a.m.                          ACC Annex
YTHC 1213M02-58971 (grades 6-8) add to cart                    $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 20-24, 9-10:30 a.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1214M01-58160 (grades 6-8) add to cart                  $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 9-10:30 a.m.                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1214 M02-58972 (grades 6-8) add to cart                 $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 3-7, 10:45-12:15 p.m.              ACC Annex
YTHC 1145M01-59177 (grades 6-8) add to cart                 $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 20-24, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                  ACC Annex
YTHC 1081M01-58143 (grades 6-8) add to cart                   $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 22-26, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1170M01-58786 (grades 4-8)
add to cart                    $79

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 2:30-4 p.m.                               ACC Annex
YTHC 1170M02-58787 (grades 4-8)
add to cart                    $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                      ACC Annex
YTHC 1170M03-58970 (grades 4-8)
add to cart                    $79

Rockets and Rocketry

Want to design, build, and fly your own model rocket?  You will see and learn how mathematics explains the world of rockets and aerospace through simple lessons in Newtonian physics and rocket flight.  Learn the laws of rocket stability, fluid dynamics, and aerodynamics.  You will study stable rocket flight designs and ultimately design your own flight vehicle.  Get prepared to launch your own rocket! 

Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                  ACC Annex
YTHC 1235M01-59364 (grades 4-8) add to cart                  $119

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 22-26, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1238M01-58161 (grades 6-8) add to cart          $139, includes robot

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                       ACC Annex
YTHC 1238M02-58162 (grades 6-8) add to cart           $139, includes robot

Robotics II (new robot this week)

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1172M01-59170 (grades 6-8) add to cart          $139, 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 6-10, 9-10:30 a.m.                                ACC Annex
YTHC 1181M01-59022 (grades 4-6) add to cart                      $99

Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 9-10:30 a.m.                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1181M02-59023 (grades 4-6) add to cart                       $99

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                        ACC Annex
YTHC 1181 M03-59171 (grades 4-6) add to cart                       $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 6-10, 1-4 p.m.                                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1079M01-58978 (grades 7-12) add to cart                $169

Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 1-4 p.m.                                  ACC Annex
YTHC 1079M02-59172 (grades 7-12) add to cart                $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 6-10, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                  ACC Annex
YTHC 1060M01-59159 (grades 6-8) add to cart                 $99


Exploring College and Careers for Middle School Students

Discover the exciting world of college and careers. During this introductory course, you will take easy career assessments to explore your strengths and interests. You will also learn about the different college options and how they lead to career opportunities. This includes how you can start preparing for college and careers now. Bring a laptop.

Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                      ACC Annex
YTHC 1008M01-59374 (grades 6-8) add to cart                    $79


This class is for those who have not played before or are just getting started. Learn the basics of the game including:  strokes, scoring, footwork, and tennis etiquette.  By the end of class, you will have learned the grips and basic strokes of the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and overhead shots. You will also be introduced to effective ways to practice as well as fundamental singles and doubles positioning and play.

Mon-Fri, June 22-26, 9-10:30 a.m.                          ACC Annex
YTHC 1130M01-59373 (grades 4-8) add to cart                     $79

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 20-24, 2:30-4 p.m.                                ACC Annex
YTHC 1085M01-58255 (grades 6-12) add to cart                    $79

Summer Circus Camp

Are you a 6-12 grader with some tricks up your sleeve, or would you like to be?  Join us for a Summer Circus Camp for an opportunity to conjure up a magic trick or two, discover and play with your inner clown, create and perform in your own written work, find your flow through poi, express emotion story in short skits, and show off your new skills in an informal public show.  On Friday, perform your newly learned skills for family and friends. Registration is recommended for all four classes but not required.

Individual Classes:

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 9-10:30 a.m.                                ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1090M01-59376 (grades 6-12) add to cart                    $79

Your words, Your voice, Your stage
Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                        ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1091M01-59377  (grades 6-12) add to cart                    $79

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 12:45-2:15 p.m                            ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1092M01-59378 (grades 6-12) add to cart                     $79

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 2:30-4 p.m.                                   ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1093M01-59379 (grades 6-12) add to cart                     $79

Series of 4 Classes:

Circus Camp X 4
Register for this class if you want to take all four classes listed. Bring a lunch.

Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                              ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1094M01-59401 (grades 6-12) add to cart                   $299

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 6-10, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                             ACC Annex closed
YTHC 1202M01-58121 (grades 3-12) add to cart                       $79

Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                           ACC Annex
YTHC 1202M02-59133 (grades 3-12) add to cart                       $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 13-17, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                             ACC Annex
YTHC 1203M01-58122 (grades 3-12) add to cart                         $79

Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 2:30-4 p.m.                                     ACC Annex
YTHC 1203M02-59134 (grades 3-12) add to cart                         $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.

Mon-Fri, June 22-26, 9-10:30 a.m.                                       ACC Annex
YTHC 1239M01-58153 (age 11 or older)  add to cart    $89, $20 material fee to instructor