Helping Youth and Teens Succeed Since 1978.
Independent, motivated Achievers have the chance to explore topics of interest in-depth and with the support of an expert instructor. Course activities develop critical and creative thinking as students engage with content that inspires excitement and furthers interest in the field.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR YOUTH Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Welcome to the exciting world of entrepreneurship! Dwight the Light Bulb will guide you as you build your first business plan. You will develop a business plan that includes your target market, cost analysis, marketing strategy, and more! You will then pitch their basic business plan to your family friends, and peers!
PERSONAL SPA SCIENCE Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This fun, smell-good, feel-good class helps you take care of your mind and body creating your spa! With 100% safe ingredients - most of which you can find in your kitchen - learn to make your very own line of products like lip balm for those winter-chapped lips, soaps, body scrubs to bubble baths, lotions, bath oils, lip gloss, nail polish, and fragrances. Then, explore the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics as well as the social and ethical issues associated with nano-based cosmetics.
VAULT Financial Literacy Saturdays 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
"Vault - Understanding Money" is a digital financial education resource that addresses both financial concepts and social-emotional learning skills that build toward better financial health. Vault focuses on critical life skills like budgeting, career planning, and healthy borrowing habits. By leveraging interactive & game-based learning, Vault immerses students in real-life financial scenarios that focus on skill-building and responsible decision making.
This gamified course features an engaging storyline, diverse cast of characters, and interactions & activities to teach students fundamental financial topics in a fun and engaging way.
XBOX GAME DESIGN Saturdays 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Make games for the Xbox360®! At your level, unleash your imaginations as Xbox 360® players become game creators! Learn easy-to-use game creation techniques and programming skills that make building personal playgrounds simple. Your game will work on your Xbox console and your computer!
FORTNITE TOURNAMENT COACHING Saturdays 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
National Esports Professional Championship Coaches teach how to improve reactions, APM, aim training, and awareness while learning about champion matchups, and best tactics with specific champions including refinement of team play tactics and callouts, working on strats, map control, and punishing your opponent for their mistakes.
SCRATCH GAMES AND ANIMATIONS Saturdays 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Learn to code using block-based coding with SCRATCH by MIT. Explore fundamental concepts and create animated games and stories! Scratch offers bright visuals and engaging design making it a popular course for young coders.
ROBLOX Level Building & Monetization Saturday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Learn how to build your levels with rotating contraptions, dangerous traps, and difficult climbs. You can even add monetization elements while you join millions of monthly users playing games and making content!
In this class, you will:
· Create and publish games to the Roblox website
· Develop and design an Obby
· Learn game design fundamentals
· Work with Lua scripts
MINECRAFT LEVEL DESIGN & ENGINEERING Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer Minecraft by using Redstone. You even learn to control your game through basic code commands! This class offers thrills and learning as you explore your inner Da Vinci in a STEAM format perfect for Minecraft lovers! This class dives into more complex Redstone, level design, and commands.
In this popular class, you will learn:
· To delve deeply into the design and engineering of Minecraft
· Create your worlds
· Have your own modified version of Minecraft
DETECTIVE SCIENCE Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Explore the role that scientific technology and human judgment play in solving crimes. Future forensic scientists will analyze the types of evidence and procedures used by crime scene investigators to solve whodunits. Review case histories to discover the technological advances that often make fingerprints, lip prints, hair, and fiber vital clues to a criminal investigation and solving the case.