Middle School

GEAR-UP FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS ACADEMY

STUDY SKILLS AND ORGANIZATION

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 18-22, 2:30-4 p.m.                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M01-58163 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                 $79

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 2:30-4 p.m.                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M02-58496 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 12:45-2:15 p.m.               ACC Annex
YTHC 1243M03-59124 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                 $79

Organize Your Life for Better Learning-7 Habits

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 20-24, 9-10:30 a.m.                  ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M01-58166 (grades 6-12) Add to Cart  $99 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 12:45-2:15 p.m.             ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M02-58167 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart    $99 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 2:30-4 p.m.                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M03-58910 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart    $99 includes workbook

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 9-10:30 a.m.                      ACC Annex
YTHC 1242M04-59536 (grades 6-12) Add to Cart     $99 includes workbook

READING

Improve Your Reading from a Shoe Box

Build reading skills with a shoe box! If your middle-school reader skips words with three or more syllables and is not reading at grade level, this reading workshop can help! Explore the six syllable structures, how to break words apart, and the most common vowel sounds students encounter when reading.  Make a shoe box full of note cards with key words to remember.  Please bring a shoe box and a package of note cards to class.  Students should be reading at a minimum 3rd grade reading level.

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9-noon                           ACC Annex
YTHC 1103M01-59521 (grades 6-8)
Add to Cart                 $129

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 to improve your grades in all classes.

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 10:45-12:15 p.m.         ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M01-58165 (grades 6-9)
Add to Cart                 $79

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 10:45-12:15 p.m.         ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M02-58525 (grades 6-9)
Add to Cart                  $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 12:45-2:15 p.m.               ACC Annex
YTHC 1259M03-59125 (grades 6-9)
Add to Cart                  $79

Reading: Novel Study and Responses

This class will use novels to improve reading skills and practice concise responses to reading.  Being the best reader a student can be takes practice and proof of the understanding is proven in the effective responses that are written.

Mon-Fri, June 20-24, 2:30-4 p.m.                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1104M01-59534 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                  $79

ACT

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 1-5, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                     ACC Annex
YTHC 1254M01-58177 (grades 9-12) Add to Cart    $99, 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 1-5, 10:45-12:15 p.m.               ACC Annex
YTHC 1256M01-58180 (grades 9-12) Add to Cart   $99, 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.

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. *No classes July 4-8.

Mon-Fri, June 27-July 15*, 9-10:30 a.m., 2 wks             ACC Annex
YTHC 1246M01-58526 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                                         $159

Reading and Writing Strategies That Work for Middle School

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. *No classes July 4-8.

Mon-Fri, June 27-July 15*, 10:45–12:15 p.m. 2 wks     ACC Annex
YTHC 1245M01-58168 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                                        $159

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

CLAY

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, July 18-22, 9-noon                                ACC Annexclosed
YTHC 1165M02-59522 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart       $79, $35 material fee  to instructor

LANGUAGE

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 25-29, 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 11-15, 2:30-4 p.m.                     ACC Annex
YTHC 1151M01-58511 (grades 4-7) Add to Cart                    $79

Mon-Fri, Aug. 1-5, 9-10:30 a.m.                      ACC Annex
YTHC 1151M02-59130 (grades 4-7) Add to Cart                   $79

MANGA AND CARTOONING

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 25-29, 1-4 p.m.                           ACC Annex
YTHC 1250M02-58983 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                  $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 11-15, 2:30-4 p.m.                        ACC Annex
YTHC 1218M01-58146 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                   $79

PAINTING

Acrylics with Attitude

Explore painting with acrylics only as you create two different works of art on a canvas. Learn basic painting skills such as brush types and color mixing. Enjoy a cookie at the end and have two wonderful art pieces to be taken home. (Please clarify any food allergies when registering for the class)

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9-10:30 a.m.                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1120M01-59528 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                     $99

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 10:45-12:15 p.m.            ACC Annex
YTHC 1120M02-59529 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                     $99

COOKING

Master Chef Junior

If you like to cook, this is the class for you! In this class you will learn some very important basic rules for becoming an excellent chef.  You will be able to assist in the kitchen.

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 12:45-2:15 p.m.          ACC Annex
YTHC 1075M01-59533 (grades 3-8) Add to Cart                $79

PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative Photography is complete

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

MATH SKILLS

Be a Math Master

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, Aug 1-5, 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 11-15, 2:30-4 p.m.                       ACC Annex
YTHC 1213M01-58158 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                 $79

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 9-10:30 a.m.                     ACC Annex
YTHC 1213M02-58971 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                  $79

The Einstein Way II: Pre-Algebra II

Are you 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 18-22, 9-10:30 a.m.                 ACC Annex
YTHC 1214M01-58160 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 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. This is the 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 1-5, 10:45-12:15 p.m.                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1145M01-59177 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                             $79

Algebra I

Middle school students who are ready for Algebra may take this class.

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 18-22, 9-10:30 a.m.                         ACC Annex
YTHC 1258M01-58183 (grades 9-12)
Add to Cart                        $79

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                   ACC Annex
YTHC 1258M02-58528 (grades 9-12)
Add to Cart                       $79

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 2:30-4 p.m.                               ACC Annex
YTHC 1258M03-58998 (grades 9-12)
Add to Cart                       $79

WEB DESIGN

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 11-15, 9-noon                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1081M01-59549 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                   $109

Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9-noon                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1081M02-58143 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart                    $109

KEYBOARDING

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, Aug 1-5, 10:45-12:15 p.m.               ACC Annex
YTHC 1170M03-58970 (grades 4-8) Add to Cart                     $79

ROCKETS

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 11-15, 9-noon                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1235M01-59364 (grades 4-8) Add to Cart    $119, includes rockets

ROBOTS

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, July 25-29, 9-noon                          ACC Annex
YTHC 1238M02-58162 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart     $139, includes robot

Robotics II (new robot this week)

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5, 9-noon                                 ACC Annex
YTHC 1172M02-59471 (grades 6-8) Add to Cart         $139, includes robot

LEGOS

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 18-22, 9-noon                              ACC Annex
YTHC 1181M02-59023 (grades 4-6) Add to Cart                   $119

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 1-4 p.m.                            ACC Annex
YTHC 1181 M03-59171 (grades 4-6) Add to Cart                  $119 

GAMING

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 is 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 18-22, 1-4 p.m.                            ACC Annex
YTHC 1079M01-59172 (grades 7-12) Add to Cart                $169

GENERAL ENRICHMENT

TENNIS AND FRISBEE GOLF classes are completed

MONEY

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 18-22, 2:30-4 p.m.                       ACC Annex
YTHC 1085M01-58255 (grades 6-12) Add to Cart                   $79

CHESS

Beginning Chess It’s Your Move!

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 18-22, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                    ACC Annex
YTHC 1202M02-59133 (grades 3-8) 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 11-15, 12:45-2:15 p.m.                       ACC Annex
YTHC 1203M01-58122 (grades 3-8) Add to Cart                            $79

Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 2:30-4 p.m.                            ACC Annex
YTHC 1203M02-59134 (grades 3-8) Add to Cart                          $79

BABYSITTING AND CPR is completed

 

 

 

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