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  • 2853/2954 Supplementary Math Skills (July 05-28)

    2853/2954 Supplementary Math Skills This course is designed to prepare students for Algebra ½ and/or to provide skill remediation to students who have not successfully completed Algebra 1-2. Students will receive practice in math fluency (math facts, fractions, decimals, and number sense) and will practice skills necessary for success in Algebra 1-2 including an introduction to the use of variables as a tool in the study of functions. Emphasis is placed on the development of equation solving and graphing techniques for both linear and quadratic equations. Additional concepts introduced at this level include exponents, polynomials, radicals, and rational functions. Curriculum is designed to prepare for student success in Algebra 1-2 and is aligned with both national and state math standards. Student will receive a .5 high school elective credit. Instructor: James Marando Pre-Requisites: 8th grade math and an AzMerit score of 1 or 2, or unsuccessful completion of Algebra 1-2 and/or an AzMerit score of 1 or 2.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp July (AM)

    Jumpstart is a three day camp focused on making the transition from elementary to middle school as positive, exciting and productive as possible. It will teach students study skills, organization and goal setting and will train them in identifying bullying, handling difficult situations and coping with stress. They will learn the layout of the middle school campus, how to read their schedules and what to expect on a typical middle school day. The students will have the opportunity to create videotaped skits that will be used in future years to answer questions, dispel myths and calm fears about life in middle school. It is hoped that each student will come away from this camp with skills and ability to choose a leadership role in maintaining and excellent learning environment at their school. As a Reminder, the first 2 days of class run till 12:00 Noon and the last day runs till 12:30 PM.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp July (PM)

    Jumpstart is a three day camp focused on making the transition from elementary to middle school as positive, exciting and productive as possible. It will teach students study skills, organization and goal setting and will train them in identifying bullying, handling difficult situations and coping with stress. They will learn the layout of the middle school campus, how to read their schedules and what to expect on a typical middle school day. The students will have the opportunity to create videotaped skits that will be used in future years to answer questions, dispel myths and calm fears about life in middle school. It is hoped that each student will come away from this camp with skills and ability to choose a leadership role in maintaining and excellent learning environment at their school. As a Reminder, the first 2 days of class run till 12:00 Noon and the last day runs till 12:30 PM.
  • AP English 9 Prep and Beyond (G 7-9 July)

    This course will prepare students for the rigor and depth that will be explored in pre-AP English 9 and beyond. With a focus on close reading, analysis, and writing, students will have the tools needed to allow for a smooth transition from middle school to high school. Instructor: Jenn Cento, Cactus Shadows High School pre-AP English Honors Teacher
  • Adult Ballet and Tap Techniques - Adults

    Adult Ballet and Tap Techniques - Adults Who says you are too old to dance? Not me! This is the perfect class for an adult who has never taken dance. They will learn the strict ballet technique and the fun groove of tap. This course will be a fun combo class to learn both styles. In ballet, we will focus on basic technique like positions of the arms and feet. In tap we will work on individual movements that will be put together to make a dance. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Adult Yoga and Pilates – Adults

    Adult Yoga and Pilates – Adults In adult yoga, we will be taking a step back from everyday life and focusing on mindfulness and listening to what our body is telling us. We will learn to relax and discuss how this can help in our daily life. In Pilates, we will strengthen muscles that are often underutilized. This workout introduces minimal but challenging movements that produce maximum results. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Adventures in Theater (June 1-11)

    This class is a fun way to experience theatre while learning or improving basic theater skills. Students will be engaged in theatre games, activities, improv, and creating short skits. This class will be a fun and exciting way to improve public speaking skills, manage stage fright, and make new friends.
  • Ballet and Jazz Techniques (G 3-6)

    3rd-6th Ballet and Jazz Technique Students will learn both ballet and jazz techniques during class. The class time will be split in half so that students can learn both of these techniques during the given time. In ballet, we will focus on technique both during warm-ups and across the floors. In jazz, we get to let loosen up a bit since jazz techniques are not as strict as ballet. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Ballet and Jazz Techniques (G K-2)

    Kinder-2nd Ballet and Jazz Technique Students will learn both ballet and jazz techniques during class. The class time will be split in half so that students can learn both of these techniques during the given time. In ballet, we will focus on technique both during warm-ups and across the floors. In jazz, we get to let loosen up a bit since jazz techniques are not as strict as ballet. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Ballet and Jazz Techniques (Grades 7-12)

    Ballet and Jazz Techniques Students will learn both ballet and jazz techniques during class. The class time will be split in half so that students can learn both of these techniques during the given time. In ballet, we will focus on technique both during warm-ups and across the floors. In jazz, we get to let loosen up a bit since jazz techniques are not as strict as ballet. Instructor: Kylee Green (Black Mountain Dance Teacher)
  • Be Your Own Best Friend VIRTUAL (July 12-22/Grade K-4)

    Sometimes it is easy to identify stress and anxiety in your body, and other times it’s not. Test-taking at school is an apparent time all students feel uneasy. Sometimes stress and anxious feelings come out in different ways, such as struggling with restlessness, having disruptive behaviors, anger, stomach aches, trouble answering a question in class, or avoiding people or situations. This class will help decrease worry and increase your confidence, making yourself your own best friend in a safe space with peers and a supportive leader. Instructor - Catherine Cisar Materials - (none) Positive attitude! Tech Needed - Zoom capabilities (phone, ipad, or computer), Google Classroom. Office Hours - 12:00-12:30 PM
  • Be Your Own Best Friend VIRTUAL (June 14-24/Grade 5-8)

    Sometimes it is easy to identify stress and anxiety in your body, and other times it’s not. Test-taking at school is an apparent time all students feel uneasy. Sometimes stress and anxious feelings come out in different ways, such as struggling with restlessness, having disruptive behaviors, anger, stomach aches, trouble answering a question in class, or avoiding people or situations. This class will help decrease worry and increase your confidence, making yourself your own best friend in a safe space with peers and a supportive leader. Instructor - Catherine Cisar Materials - (none) Positive attitude! Tech Needed - Zoom capabilities (phone, ipad, or computer), Google Classroom. Office Hours - 12:00-12:30 PM
  • Blast Off Into Space!

    Blast Off Into Space Future astronauts and rocket scientists, explore the Solar System by learning about the constellations, the Sun, and all of the objects orbiting it, including the eight plants. Students will get creative with activities such as; paint stick solar system, piper cleaner constellations, and solar system hats. Instructor – Linda Fox
  • Building Bonanza! Science and Creativity Camp (July)

    A summer of adventure, learning, creating, & destroying awaits! Immerse your kids in an environment where creativity and imagination rules the day! Let our team of brick-master coaches (aka: our teachers) guide your children through super fun LEGO-based building challenges that will develop skills in math, science, engineering, computers, robotics, animation, art, teamwork, and communication! Time will fly for your little ones as they're immersed into this learning-focused but exciting, fun, and creative environment! During an average day they might find themselves: - Working with teammates on engineering projects, like building table catapults or learning how to make a car's transmission and gear differential out of LEGO. - Teach a LEGO robot how to navigate an obstacle course, and then in teams, build obstacle courses for other teams' robots to master. - Race LEGO gravity-powered race cars one day, rubber band powered ones the next day, and the day after, use battery-powered motors and newfound knowledge on gears to try and out-do each other! - Write, film, and direct in their own Stop Motion Animation movie, just like the LEGO movie, and we'll put it on YouTube afterwards for all their friends and family to see! The year features new and updated activities for kids who've been to past year's camps. We can't wait to see you and your kids at Building Bonanza!Bonanza contact info: 480-658-0515, bonanzaed.com
  • Building Bonanza! Science and Creativity Camp (May)

    A summer of adventure, learning, creating, & destroying awaits! Immerse your kids in an environment where creativity and imagination rules the day! Let our team of brick-master coaches (aka: our teachers) guide your children through super fun LEGO-based building challenges that will develop skills in math, science, engineering, computers, robotics, animation, art, teamwork, and communication! Time will fly for your little ones as they're immersed into this learning-focused but exciting, fun, and creative environment! During an average day they might find themselves: - Working with teammates on engineering projects, like building table catapults or learning how to make a car's transmission and gear differential out of LEGO. - Teach a LEGO robot how to navigate an obstacle course, and then in teams, build obstacle courses for other teams' robots to master. - Race LEGO gravity-powered race cars one day, rubber band powered ones the next day, and the day after, use battery-powered motors and newfound knowledge on gears to try and out-do each other! - Write, film, and direct in their own Stop Motion Animation movie, just like the LEGO movie, and we'll put it on YouTube afterwards for all their friends and family to see! The year features new and updated activities for kids who've been to past year's camps. We can't wait to see you and your kids at Building Bonanza!Bonanza contact info: 480-658-0515, bonanzaed.com
  • Camp Broadway

    This singing and acting workshop focuses on Broadway songs! Students learn how to sing in grand style as well as learn how to make the best impression when auditioning. This is an important skill set for students who want to work with theater companies that incorporate song and acting or, for students who just want to have fun performing at home! Students create their own big moment as they "audition" in front of their parents and friends who attend the final day. Instructor: Kevin Glenn
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  • Card Sharks

    Students learn classic card games that entertain their friends. They will learn the rules and strategies for Euchre, Pinochle, Rummy and other card games as they practice and participate in tournaments. Students put on their game-face, strengthen their ability to focus, and build learning skills! Instructor: Doug Langley
  • Celebrando el Español (June 1-11)

    Students will be engaged with each other through music and stories as they learn about Spanish culture. Critical thinking skills are strengthened as over 90% of Spanish is spoken during this class. Students can enjoy this class with any level of Spanish language experience. (Students who have come from morning classes will have 15-minutes to eat their lunch prior to hands-on activities. Group discussion or instructions regarding the day's curriculum will occur during this time.) Instructor: Nereida Castro
  • Celebrando el Español (June 14-25)

    Students will be engaged with each other through music and stories as they learn about Spanish culture. Critical thinking skills are strengthened as over 90% of Spanish is spoken during this class. Students can enjoy this class with any level of Spanish language experience. (Students who have come from morning classes will have 15-minutes to eat their lunch prior to hands-on activities. Group discussion or instructions regarding the day's curriculum will occur during this time.) Instructor: Nereida Castro
  • Challenge Island - Cool Careers Island©

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Challenge Island's® all new Cool Careers Island© will give you a taste of some of the world's most exciting jobs from veterinarian to marine biologist to professional basketball player! Start engineering your future today with this STEAMtastic Challenge Island adventure! (Students who have come from morning classes will have 15-minutes to eat their lunch prior to hands-on activities. Group discussion or instructions regarding the day's curriculum will occur during this time.) For more information about Challenge Island, visit https://challenge-island.com/news/
  • Challenge Island - Shark Tooth Island©

    Shark Tooth Island© Get ready to chomp into some fin-tastic challenges on Shark Tooth Island©! You and a tribe full of friends will test your STEAM savvy at action-packed destinations like Great White Bridges©, Blow Cart Beach©, and Ice Cream Stream©. Don't miss out on this amazing Challenge Island® adventure! For more information about Challenge Island, visit https://challenge-island.com/news/
  • Challenge Island - Super Star Island©

    Calling all trailblazers, groundbreakers, and universe-shakers to Challenge Island’s SUPER STAR ISLAND! You and your tribe will take a STEAMtastic journey through our Challenge Island Hall of Fame from Leonardo Davinci to Walt Disney to Tiger Woods to Steve Jobs to a galaxy of other game-changers. Super Star Island shines as bright as a Challenge Island kid, so grab onto your inner star and join us for this stellarly STEAM adventure! (Students who have come from morning classes will have 15-minutes to eat their lunch prior to hands-on activities. Group discussion or instructions regarding the day's curriculum will occur during this time.) For more information about Challenge Island, visit https://challenge-island.com/news/
  • Child's Play Preschool (July)

    Classic children’s literature and learning about the different authors will be an important part of our engaging, interactive month of learning. Children’s books will be introduced and they will participate in conversations and related literacy activities during read-aloud stories while sharing their favorite part of the book. Children will shake their wiggles out with a variety of music and instrument activities. Little ones will have an opportunity to learn through play-based center activities, including using messy art media giving children opportunities to participate in daily hands-on projects. Creativity and individuality will be a driving force throughout the program. FocusedKids™ mindfulness curriculum will help children learn about how to be in charge of the three parts of the brain that play a part in guiding self-regulation. Calming and focusing techniques will be taught & used to help with self-regulation skills. No class on Monday, July 5th
  • Child's Play Preschool (June)

    Classic children’s literature and learning about the different authors will be an important part of our engaging, interactive month of learning. Children’s books will be introduced and they will participate in conversations and related literacy activities during read-aloud stories while sharing their favorite part of the book. Children will shake their wiggles out with a variety of music and instrument activities. Little ones will have an opportunity to learn through play-based center activities, including using messy art media giving children opportunities to participate in daily hands-on projects. Creativity and individuality will be a driving force throughout the program. FocusedKids™ mindfulness curriculum will help children learn about how to be in charge of the three parts of the brain that play a part in guiding self-regulation. Calming and focusing techniques will be taught & used to help with self-regulation skills.