Youth Programs

Summer Youth College

Every year Arapahoe Community College looks forward to welcoming the youth of our community to campus for summer classes. We have created some exciting new classes and brought back our most popular ones to help you keep the youth in your family happy, busy, and learning throughout the summer months. The Summer Youth College offers opportunities for students to develop practical skills, enrich their knowledge and expand their minds through solid curriculum and engaging activities in a college environment. Students will discover skills to manage everyday life at school, in the community and at home.

The Summer Youth College begins the week of June 18th with four individual week-long sessions. Your student can attend all four weeks or only one making it easy to coordinate your summer schedule without all the hassle.  The College is comprised of three academies. They are the Student Success Academy, Cultural and Creative Arts Academy, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M) Academy.  Each academy has three age groups. They are Elementary for grades 3-5, Middle for grades 6-8, and Teen for grades 8-12. We hope you join us this summer!

2018 Schedule - (Accessible)
 

Early Session: June 4-8

Emergency Medical Services Academy

Are you interested in Emergency Medicine? Experience what it is like to provide emergency care for people who have been injured or are experiencing medical emergencies. Students will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR, splinting, bleeding control and tourniquet application. Work with paramedics to care for patients experiencing strokes and heart attacks.  Use the equipment found in ambulances to help assess and care for patients. Students will receive an EMS Academy t-shirt, completion certificate and CPR/First Aid card.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 4-8, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1262M01-58126 (Grades 6-8)                                         $189

add to cartMon-Fri, June 4-8, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                        Littleton Campus
YTHC 1262M02-58127 (Grades 9-12)                                       $189

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Discover Clay

Students will learn the basic hand building techniques of clay in a fun and relaxed environment. Different clay projects will include bowls, mugs, animals, and even a collaborative game project. The last two days of the class will focus on glazing and surface decoration to bring our colorful creations to life.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 4-8, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                        Littleton Campus
YTHC 1011M01-58119 (Grades 9-12)                                       $189

Week 1: June 18-22

Elementary Grades 3-5

Play and Learn

During this class students will use auditory, kinesthetic, spatial, intrapersonal and interpersonal types of learning. Each day will focus on a specific skill learned through playing multiple games associated with that skill. Students will play tag games, math games, and cooperative games while learning basic skills for soccer, baseball, four square and kickball. Each day will wrap up with some text around the skills taught that day through fiction and non-fiction. Make sure your child dresses in tennis shoes and has a water bottle each day.  

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1001M01-58042 (Grades 3-5)                    $189 closed

Beginning French

Students will learn simple conversational phrases as well as the French alphabet, colors, numbers and clothing, all through creative and fun ways to remember vocabulary.  

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1152M01-58043 (Grades 3-5)                       $189 closed

KIDZ

As diagnosis of individuals with dementia continues to grow, more children are feeling the impact as family members develop the disease.  In an effort to help kids understand and be comfortable around relatives with dementia, Anthem Memory Care has created an education program for youth.  ACC is partnering with Anthem Memory Care to help kids understand what dementia is and develop skills for coping with their emotions and reactions to the disease through art and journaling activities.

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1020M01-58044 (Grades 3-5)                    $189 closed

Painting and Photography

Learn secrets to creating beautiful art within the natural beauty of Hudson Gardens.  Explore composition, color theory, incorporating light, and more through fun activities.  Students will take home projects, including photos mounted on a mat board and a large painted canvas.  Students should dress for painting and bring digital cameras ready to use each day. The instructor will supply all materials. 

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1050M01-58045 (Grades 3-5)                    $189

Math Games

Students will use math games to review and practice basic math skills and facts.  We will play games that cover topics such as counting, numbers, simple calculations, shapes, simple geometry, patterns, and fractions.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1210M01-58046 (Grades 3-5)                    $189

Science Fun

Learn more about the basics in both the life and physical sciences.  Students will engage in hands-on activities exploring a wide range of topics such as plant biology, genetics, chemistry, astronomy, energy and power, and human behavior.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1076M01-58047 (Grades 3-5)                    $189

Middle Grades 6-8

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, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1246M01-58048 (Grades 6-8)               $189 closed

Babysitter Training Course with AHA Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification

Are you 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 and practice the techniques of feeding, burping, changing a diaper, dressing, and carrying a baby as well a fun and safe activities to entertain children of all ages.  A full course of pediatric CPR and First Aid will also be covered.  You must be 11 years old or older to take this class. * Includes all fees/certification.”

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1008M01-58049 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Myths and Monsters

During this writing class students will discover the world of myths and monsters. We will explore the fiction, folklore, and poetry about monsters and mythical beasts. Through a series of lessons and writing activities students will then develop and practice strategies for writing their own work about myths and monsters, creating and revising several pieces of writing throughout the course.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1101M01-58050 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Groove Percussion

Learn really cool and simple systems that teach rhythm through geometry and shapes! Write and record an original song with our incredible teachers. Explore and learn to play professional quality instruments from around the world. Embody greater musical feel and self-expression. Experience a variety of interesting and super fun games. Unleash your creativity and imagination for all subjects. 

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1123M01-58051 (Grades 6-8)                  $189 closed

Introduction to Rocketry

Do you want to design, build, and fly your own simple rockets?  If so, join us to learn the basic laws of rocketry while building three easy rockets: baking soda and vinegar, matchstick and single stage. Get prepared to launch your own rocket! 

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1235M01-58052 (Grades 6-8)                $189 closed

Easy and Fun 3D Printing

Watch your ideas come to life through 3D Printing! Join us to learn about 3D printing technologies and how they are used.  Discover different materials and print settings, slicing software and gcoding and modifying existing designs to create your own designs from scratch.  Students will be introduced to the software tinkercad, solidworks, and autocad for 3d modeling revision and design as well as open source model sharing websites such as “thingiverse” and “Grabcad”. Take home samples of your work to show your family and friends!

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1068M01-58053 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Teen Grades 8-12

Pre-Algebra

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. 

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1211M01-58054 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

Spanish Conversation Partners

Did you really enjoy your Spanish class this year? Would you like to keep learning Spanish and practice conversation with conversation partners?  If so, this class is for you! Build your vocabulary and increase your understanding of the language through readings and conversation dialogues.

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1151M01-58055 (Grades 8-12)              $189 closed

Flash Fiction Found Poetry

Have you ever written an Ode to a Lemon? A Poem for the Left Hand? How about a What-You-See-Is-Not-What-You-Get writing? For the beginning to advanced creative writer, we will experiment with a variety of techniques in order to enjoy "writing to discover". Student-writers will create two to three short pieces each day which will encourage divergent thinking as well as trust in "first thoughts". The class will culminate with a publication which celebrates each writer's creations.

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1098M01-58056 (Grades 8-12)            $189 closed

Coding 101

Play and create games using the apps Hopscotch and Tynker. Using these apps, we will be able to explore by adding characters, inserting gaming tools, and modifying character actions, speed, and tasks using “if/then” programming sentences.

Mon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1077M01-58058 (Grades 8-10)            $189 closed

Robot Boot Camp with Sphero

Have you seen the new robotic toy, Sphero? With this little robotic ball of fun, you will be able to fuse together skills like programming physical robotic toys, digital apps and entertainment experiences! Become a real life engineer in this interactive camp! Includes Sphero.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1171M01-58059 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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 schoolwork 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1004M01-58060 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

Improve Your 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 18-22, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1243M01-58061 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

Week 2: June 25-29

Elementary Grades 3-5

Nutrition and Cardio Fitness

Good nutrition and simple cardio fitness can help keep your youth fit and happy throughout life.  Through fun games and activities students will learn the basics of nutrition and get their heart pumping at a healthy rate each day.  Students will work out to music, run through exercise courses and learn fun games to keep them moving.  They will also learn how to take their heart rate, read a food label, and learn about MyPlate from the USDA.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1132M01-58062 (Grades 3-5)              $189 closed

American Sign Language

This class is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Master the basics of finger spelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure. Learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide you with a broad picture of language and culture.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1153M01-58063 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

New Ways of Seeing: Reading and Writing Poetry

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of poetry and see the world in new way! This class will provide an introduction to reading and writing poetry and will guide you through exercises to help you write and revise your own poems. Daily lessons will include exciting reading activities, language games, sensory experiments, and other fun activities to help you write exciting, original poetry. Students will also begin to learn how to successful revise their work and present work to an audience.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1092M01-58064 (Grades 3-5)            $189 closed

Reader’s Theater

Do you like to read aloud, write skits, perform and work with others?  Readers Theater is perfect for you! During this class students will have the opportunity to share literature, read aloud, write scripts and collaboratively perform bringing the text alive at each reading. Reader’s theater is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing.  Its goal is to build valuable skills while increasing reading comprehension and fluency.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1030M01-58065 (Grades 3-5)            $189 closed

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 checkmates will be covered.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1040M01-58066 (Grades 3-5)             $189 closed

Game Development

Learn how digital games are made and try making your own! We'll look at creating 2D games with f/oss software tools, so you can keep making long after the course is over. Topics will include 2D animation, sound editing, and game creation using a drag-n-drop style editor.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1079M01-58067 (Grades 3-5)             $189 closed

Middle Grades 6-8

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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 schoolwork 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1004M02-58068 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Improve Your 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1243M02-58069 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Ukulele

The ukulele can help anyone learn about music and inspires lifelong music making.  This fun class will have students strumming simple songs while learning about ukulele history and culture.  Chords, technique and instrument care habits will develop as the week goes on through sharing songs, exercises and games with friends.  The class includes the ukulele!

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1122M01-58070 (Grades 6-10)          $189 closed

Rhythm and Tone

Explore combinations of tones from more unusual instruments like the Nigerian Udu and the Egyptian darbuka. Learn how to hear different shades of tone to develop incredible powers of listening. We’ll also be doing lots of interesting groove explorations using these instruments.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1124M01-58071 (Grades 6-8)             $189 closed

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.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1213M01-58121 (Grades 6-8)                                         $189

Teen Grades 8-12

Algebra I

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

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1258M01-58073 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

How to Build a Life Through Positive Psychology

What makes life worth living? How do we gain positive well-being and happiness? Positive psychology is the study of what makes people flourish in all areas of life. This class dives into the science of positive psychology to give you every day strategies you can use each day to increase positive well-being on a short- and long-term basis.  We will discuss how to turn stress into a tool; how to experience more positive emotions; how gratitude make people happier; how to make relationships better; what it takes to like your future job or career.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1005M01-58074 (Grades 8-12)           $189 closed

Manage Your Money

This class will help teens learn how to use money and is presented in two parts.  The first will introduce teens on how to use money in the short term.  Topics include: how to obtain and use debit/credit cards, how to manage a bank account (balance a checkbook), how to get a good credit score, how to get a job, and how to fill out income tax forms.  The second part of the course will focus on what lies ahead as they enter adulthood.  Topics include: what is the time value of money, how do you invest money, what is the stock market, what is a home mortgage, what types of insurance are there, is it better to lease or buy a car, and is it better to rent or own a house?

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1006M01-58075 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

Drawing for Cartooning and Manga

Learn how your imagination comes alive with cartooning and manga. Discover the methods of drawing behind cartooning and manga. Create your very own character as you discover how to convey shape and color, action, humor and style
Discover storytelling conventions utilized by professional illustrators.  Explore the rich Japanese art form of mange and learn how to draw in the dynamic mange style.

add to cartMon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1218M01-58076 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

Design Your Own Web Page

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, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1081M01-58077 (Grades 8-12)          $189 closed

Introduction to Model Making

Students will develop manual model making skills, using traditional model making materials and tools. It will strengthen your 3D design ideation and 3D spatial awareness. There will be two projects during the class.  During the Paper Monsters project you will use “tab construction” to translate 2D shapes into 3D forms.  The Re-Create Your Room project will give you an opportunity create a scale model of a room in your house, then re-decorate it to your liking. This class is great for anybody interested or considering a career in Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering or Sculpture.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1066M01-58079 (Grades 8-12)           $189 closed

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.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1254M01-58078 (Grades 9-12)                $189 closed

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.

Mon-Fri, June 25-29, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                    Littleton Campus
YTHC 1256M01-58080 (Grades 9-12)                  $189 closed

Week 3: July 9-13

Elementary Grades 3-5

Play and Learn

During this class students will use auditory, kinesthetic, spatial, intrapersonal and interpersonal types of learning. Each day will focus on a specific skill learned through playing multiple games associated with that skill. Students will play tag games, math games, and cooperative games while learning basic skills for soccer, baseball, four square and kickball. Each day will wrap up with some text around the skills taught that day through fiction and non-fiction. Make sure your child dresses in tennis shoes and has a water bottle each day.  

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1001M02-58081 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

Beginning Spanish

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

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                       Littleton Campus
YTHC 1150M01-58082 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

Rhythms from Around the World

Students will focus more on exploring specific grooves from countries like Jamaica, Peru, Brazil, and many more. We will be using congas, bongos, and many other professional quality instruments.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1125M02-58083 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

Frisbee Golf

The sport of disc golf evolved as an offshoot of the many games spawned by the Frisbee® craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy. Disc golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports and has grown significantly in popularity. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. If you can throw a Frisbee® and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                       Littleton Campus
YTHC 1131M01-58084 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

Fun with Drones

Do you have a young drone enthusiast in your household?  Would they like to learn more about how drones work?  During this class students will learn about the science behind how drones fly!  Then they’ll learn how to fly a drone through obstacles and perform simple drone “missions” like using a drone to take pictures.  Throughout the course, students will learn basic drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones.  No prior experience necessary to register. Safe, kid-friendly drones will be provided for use during the class.”

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1174M01-58122 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                       Littleton Campus
YTHC 1170M01-58086 (Grades 3-5)                                         $189

Middle Grades 6-8

Reading and Writing Strategies That Work for Middle School

This comprehensive class 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1245M01-58087 (Grades 6-8)                                         $189

Reader’s Theater

Do you like to read aloud, write skits, perform and work with others?  Readers Theater is perfect for you! During this class students will have the opportunity to share literature, read aloud, write scripts and collaboratively perform bringing the text alive at each reading. Reader’s theater is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing.  Its goal is to build valuable skills while increasing reading comprehension and fluency.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1030M02-58123 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Photography

Learn how to create stunning images sure to capture attention and inspire. This class is filled with a variety of fun, hands-on activities such as scavenger hunts and Photo Bingo.  We will explore shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lighting techniques, elements of design and more.  Students will bring home a masterpiece displaying their favorite images.  Students bring cameras ready to use each day. 

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon              Littleton Campus
YTHC 1052M01-58089 (Grades 6-8)                                         $189

Painting

Discover how much fun it is to paint when surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arapahoe Community College campus, Hudson Gardens, and downtown Littleton parks.  Students will gain skill through a variety of fun and interactive activities.  We will explore brush techniques, color mixing, composition, incorporating light, shading and more.  Students will bring home three painted canvas masterpieces.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1051M01-58090 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Junior Police Academy

Discover the life of a police officer. Experience first-hand the training and skills needed to become a law enforcement officer. Focus each day on different aspects of the job such as self-defense and arrest control tactics, evidence and crime scene processing, SWAT, (special weapons and tactics) team operations, discuss firearm safety and simulator training. Try on specialized equipment, collect shoe casts, and process fingerprints. On Friday, invite your family to a graduation ceremony to receive your awards patch and certificate.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon        Littleton Campus
YTHC 1260M01-58091 (Grades 4-8)                                   $189

Forensic Science Academy

Forensic Science is changing the way criminal investigations are conducted and presented in court. Through demonstrations and hands on activities each day, experience the types of applications forensic labs are using to solve crimes. Focus each day on a different aspect of the growing field to include advances in fingerprint processing, spatter patterns, imprint casting, weapons markings, fiber identification, and of course DNA. On Friday, invite your family to a graduation ceremony to receive your certificate of completion.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1261M01-58093 (Grades 4-8)                                   $189

Game Development

Learn how digital games are made and try making your own! We'll look at creating 2D games with f/oss software tools, so you can keep making long after the course is over. Topics will include 2D animation, sound editing, and game creation using a drag-n-drop style editor.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1079M02-58092 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Teen Grades 8-12

Algebra II

During this class students will review functions, factoring, graphing quadratics, exponents and radicals, geometric and arithmetic sequences, logs and exponents, and matrices (Gaussian Elimination/Cramer’s Rule).  Bring a calculator.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon        Littleton Campus
YTHC 1259M01-58094 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

Frisbee Golf

The sport of disc golf evolved as an offshoot of the many games spawned by the Frisbee® craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy. Disc golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports and has grown significantly in popularity. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. If you can throw a Frisbee® and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon        Littleton Campus
YTHC 1131M02-58096 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

Beginning Guitar

Explore one of the world’s most popular and versatile instruments.  Students will focus on the fundamentals of playing with chords, note reading, strumming and instrument care. Bring your own guitar.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1121M01-58114 (Grades 8-10)                                 $189

Build Your Own Mini Speaker

This class will create basic electronic prototyping and product design and prototyping. Projects will explore passive and active amplification, in both theory and practical use. Useful for those pursuing careers in Audio Engineering, Industrial Design or Electronics.  Students will explore ways of amplifying a cell phone speaker through passive amplification, and hand-build a pair of ½ watt “Ruby” amps to power a stereo speaker system, and create a unique enclosure.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1067M01-58097 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

Easy and Fun 3D Printing

Watch your ideas come to life through 3D Printing! Join us to learn about 3D printing technologies and how they are used.  Discover different materials and print settings, slicing software and gcoding and modifying existing designs to create your own designs from scratch.  Students will be introduced to the software tinkercad, solidworks, and autocad for 3d modeling revision and design as well as open source model sharing websites such as “thingiverse” and “Grabcad”. Take home samples of your work to show your family and friends!

add to cartMon-Fri, July 9-13, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1068M02-58098 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

College Prep 101 for Juniors

College planning can be stressful and overwhelming. In this college prep course, designed specifically for upcoming high school juniors, students will learn about: building a “great fit” college list (Likely, Target and Reach), application timelines, (Regular Decision, Early Action and Early Decision), and standardized testing, (ACT/SAT).  Students will create their Common Application and get a head start on the Common App essay. Bring a sack lunch and we will interact as a large group and do a special exercise (the GPA Game). This activity will open everyone’s eyes regarding the subjective and mysterious admissions process as well as the GRIT necessary to survive.

add to cartMon, Wed, Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon                                   Littleton Campus
YTHC 1009M01-58099 (Grade 11)                                      $189

College Prep 101 for Seniors

College planning can be stressful and overwhelming. In this college prep course, designed specifically for upcoming high school seniors, students will learn about: building a “great fit” college list (Likely, Target and Reach), application timelines, (Regular Decision, Early Action and Early Decision), and standardized testing, (ACT/SAT).  Students will create their Common Application and get a head start on the Common App essay. Bring a sack lunch and we will interact as a large group and do a special exercise (the GPA Game). This activity will open everyone’s eyes regarding the subjective and mysterious admissions process as well as the GRIT necessary to survive.

add to cartMon, Wed, Fri, July 9-13, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon                                   Littleton Campus
YTHC 1010M01-58100 (Grade 12)                                      $189

Week 4: July 16-20

Elementary Grades 3-5

7 Habits of Happy Kids

Based on the book, “Seven Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey, students will be guided through stories of the Seven Oaks friends as they discover how to be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand and then be understood, synergize and sharpen the saw. 

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1002M01-58124 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

Introduction to German

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

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
YTHC 1154M01-58101 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math

Explore the amazing connections between math and rhythm. Rhythm includes numerous aspects of math like operations, ratios, factors, symmetry, algebraic thinking and shapes. The level of math will be tailored to the grade and ability level of each student. We’ll show how to apply math equations into music! A wide variety of professional hand-percussion instruments will be used.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1126M01-58102 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

KIDZ

As diagnosis of individuals with dementia continues to grow, more children are feeling the impact as family members develop the disease.  In an effort to help kids understand and be comfortable around relatives with dementia, Anthem Memory Care has created an education program for youth.  ACC is partnering with Anthem Memory Care to help kids understand what dementia is and develop skills for coping with their emotions and reactions to the disease through art and journaling activities.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1020M02-58103 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

Math Games

Students will use math games to review and practice basic math skills and facts.  We will play games that cover topics such as counting, numbers, simple calculations, shapes, simple geometry, patterns, and fractions.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1210M02-58105 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

Science Fun

Learn more about the basics in both the life and physical sciences.  Students will engage in hands-on activities exploring a wide range of topics such as plant biology, genetics, chemistry, astronomy, energy and power, and human behavior.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1076M02-58085 (Grades 3-5)                                   $189

Middle Grades 6-8

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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1246M02-58104 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Flash Fiction Found Poetry

Have you ever written an Ode to a Lemon? A Poem for the Left Hand? How about a What-You-See-Is-Not-What-You-Get writing? For the beginning to advanced creative writer, we will experiment with a variety of techniques in order to enjoy "writing to discover". Student-writers will create two to three short pieces each day which will encourage divergent thinking as well as trust in "first thoughts". The class will culminate with a publication which celebrates each writer's creations.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1098M02-58107 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Frisbee Golf

The sport of disc golf evolved as an offshoot of the many games spawned by the Frisbee® craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy. Disc golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports and has grown significantly in popularity. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. If you can throw a Frisbee® and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1131M03-58125 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1170M02-58109 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Einstein Way: 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”.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1214M01-58110 (Grades 6-8)                                   $189

Introduction to Rocketry

Do you want to design, build, and fly your own simple rockets?  If so, join us to learn the basic laws of rocketry while building three easy rockets: baking soda and vinegar, matchstick and single stage. Get prepared to launch your own rocket!

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon         Littleton Campus
YTHC 1235M01-58052 (Grades 6-8)                      $189

Teen Grades 8-12

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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 schoolwork 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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1004M03-58111 (Grades 9-12)                                 $189

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.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1243M03-58112 (Grades 9-12)                                 $189

Who Am I? Writing About Experience and Identity

Who are you? How do you know? What experiences have shaped your life and helped to craft your identity? We will start to answer these questions by writing creative nonfiction, personal essays exploring our experiences and our identity. This class will teach skills for writing creatively and effectively about yourself, but we will also use the writing process to discover and celebrate our individual talents, personalities, and voices.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon      Littleton Campus
YTHC 1097M02-58113 (Grades 9-12)                                 $189

Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves and Discover Clay

Students will learn the basic hand building techniques of clay in a fun and relaxed environment.  Different clay projects will include bowls, mugs, and a human figure.  The last two days of the class will focus on glazing of the projects.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1011M01-58120 (Grades 9-12)                                 $189

Game Development

Learn how digital games are made and try making your own! We'll look at creating 2D games with f/oss software tools, so you can keep making long after the course is over. Topics will include 2D animation, sound editing, and game creation using a drag-n-drop style editor.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.               Littleton Campus
YTHC 1079M03-58116 (Grades 8-12)                                 $189

SAT English Exam:  Improve Your Scores

Our SAT Prep course is designed to introduce and enrich the skills needed to score highly on the SAT critical reading and writing section.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon            Littleton Campus
YTHC 1255M01-58117 (grades 9-12)                                        $189

SAT Math Exam:  Improve Your Scores

Our motto is “control the test” and don’t let the test control you. During this session we cover over 50 math concepts in Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and test taking strategies. During each session Student will be given 40 SAT words to do at home.

add to cartMon-Fri, July 16-20, 12:30 – 4 p.m.                     Littleton Campus
YTHC 1257M01-58118 (grades 9-12)                                        $189

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CLASS CONFIRMATIONS, CANCELLATIONS, and CHANGES

Confirmations will be sent to parents via email. If there is a change in a class status or a cancellation our office will contact you. The Workforce and Community Programs office reserves the right to cancel a class or change the date, time, and/or location. Classes may be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment, so please remember to register early.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION and CONSENT FORM

The Student Emergency Information and Consent Forms along with a welcome letter will be sent via email to parents after the class registration has been processed.  The Student Emergency Information and Consent form must be completed, signed, and dropped off to the Workforce and Community Programs office prior to and/or on the first day of class.  Students CANNOT attend class sessions without a completed and signed form.

LUNCH BUNCH

Lunch Bunch offers fun and interactive lunch time supervision for students that are participating in Summer Youth Program classes for the entire day. Elementary and Middle grade students attending a full-day of classes must register for this program. Students in grades 9-12 are not required to attend Lunch Bunch. The fee for Lunch Bunch is $10.  Lunches are not included within this program. Please have your student bring their own lunch in an insulated lunch box.
Early Session            June 4-8                  YTHC 1275M05 – 58132
Week 1                    June 18-22              YTHC 1275M01 – 58128
Week 2                    June 25-29              YTHC 1275M02 – 58129
Week 3                    July 9-13                  YTHC 1275M03 – 58130
Week 4                    July 16-20                YTHC 1275M04 – 58131

STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP

The first day of class check-in location will be in the Annex foyer located in the northeast corner of the ACC Littleton Campus next to the tennis courts. Follow signs for the Colorado Gallery of the Arts as the Annex foyer is located immediately before the Gallery entrance. Parents are to accompany their student into the Annex for the first day of class.  For the remainder of the week, students should be dropped off at this same location and must be picked up within 15 minutes after the end of their class unless the student is registered for the Lunch Bunch program during the lunch hour.

VISITORS IN CLASSROOMS

We do not allow visitors in the classes for safety and security reasons. Our staff members will be glad to help you or you may come directly to the Workforce and Community Programs office located in room A1215.

DROPS AND REFUNDS

To drop a class and receive a full refund, call the Workforce and Community Programs office at 303.797.5722 by noon the Wednesday before the class your student is registered for begins. Refunds will not be made after that time.

Dates for a refund are:
Classes beginning June 4 must notify the WCP office by May 30
Classes beginning June 18 must notify the WCP office by June 13
Classes beginning June 25 must notify the WCP office by June 20
Classes beginning July 9 must notify the WCP office by July 3
Classes beginning July 16 must notify the WCP office by July 11

 

Summer School

Do you need to retake a high school class this summer? ACC offers a variety of class options through our Summer School program. Registration closes Thursday, May 31. See the “Important Information” section of the schedule for registration information. Registration can only be completed via mail in or walk in options.

2018 Schedule
2018 Schedule - (Accessible)
 

Online High School

Earn a High School Diploma

Community Education, in cooperation with ed2go, the industry leader in online continuing education, has partnered with Smart Horizons Career Online High School to offer adults seeking secondary education completion a new and dynamic way to obtain a fully-accredited online high school diploma. It's an affordable, flexible, and convenient way to learn at your own pace and prepare for a career!

Through this partnership, adults who have not earned a high school diploma can receive a high-quality education completely online from an accredited high school. In addition to earning their diploma, students will also receive career training in one of six areas.

In addition to traditional high school courses, you can select from the following career paths to receive additional training.

Choose a Career Path that is Right for You:

Course Name Course Number
Child Care Training  ONLI 2195
Office Management Training ONLI 2196
Certified Protection Officer Training ONLI 2197
Homeland Security Training ONLI 2198
Certified Transportation Services Training                    ONLI 2199
General Career Preparation ONLI 2200

 

Career Support:

  • Academic and career coaching
  • Certified instructors offer academic support
  • Career Portfolio to give you the tools you need to find a job

It’s never too late to complete your education, enroll today! Cost is $1,295 for 750 hours of instruction. Payment plans available.

Contact us for more information: 303.797.5722

Online Classes – SAT/ACT

GED Prep Online

These classes are conducted online. Register and pay online

  • GED Test Prep Five Subjects           ONLI 1237        $179
  • GED Test Prep Math                        ONLI 1239        $139

ACT Test Prep

Act Test Dates Spring 2018:
February 10, April 14, June 9

ACT English Exam: Improve Your Scores

Gain confidence and prepare for a successful ACT exam. Discover where you can improve verbal test skills. Learn about the writing test, test taking techniques and controlling anxiety. Review grammar and comprehension. Build your confidence. (Grades 8-12 or younger with permission of instructor).

Sat, Jan 27-Feb 3, 9-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1035S01-80247           $109, includes workbook closed

add to cartSat, Mar 24-31, 9-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1035S02-80250                    $109, includes workbook

Sat, May 19-26, 9-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus closed
YTHC 1035S03-80249                    $109, includes workbook

ACT Math Exam: Improve Your Scores

Gain confidence and prepare for a successful ACT math test score. Discover the exams structure, complete similar test problem types, and reinforce math skills for better preparation. (Grades 8-12 or younger with permission of instructor)

Sat, Jan 27-Feb 3, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1034S01-80251           $109, includes workbook closed

add to cartSat, Mar 24-31, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1034S02-80252                   $109, includes workbook

Sat, May 19-26, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus closed
YTHC 1034S03-80253                    $109, includes workbook

SAT Test Prep

Sat Test Dates Spring 2018:
March 10, May 5, June 2

SAT English Exam: Improve Your Scores

Our SAT Prep course is designed to introduce and enrich the skills needed to score highly on the SAT critical reading and writing section. For students in grades 9-12.

add to cartSat, Feb 24-Mar 3, 9 a.m.-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1255S01-80254                    $109, includes workbook

Sat, Apr 21-28, 9 a.m.-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1255S02-80255                    $109, includes workbook  closed

Sat, May 5-12, 9 a.m.-noon, 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1255S03-80256                    $109, includes workbook closed

SAT Math Exam: Improve Your Scores

Our motto is “control the test” and don’t let the test control you. During this session we cover over 50 math concepts in Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and test taking strategies. For students in grades 9-12.

add to cartSat, Feb 24-Mar 3, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1257S01-80257                    $109, includes workbook

Sat, Apr 21-28, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1257S02-80258                    $109, includes workbook  closed

Sat, May 5-12, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
YTHC 1257S03-80259                    $109, includes workbook closed