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  • 2853/2954 Supplementary Math Skills (July 08-26)

    2853/2954 Supplementary Math SkillsThis course is designed to prepare students for Algebra ½ and/or to provide skill remediation to students who have not successfully completed Algebra ½. Students will receive practice in math fluency (math facts, fractions, decimals, and number sense) and will practice skills necessary for success in Algebra ½ 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 ½ and/or an AzMerit score of 1 or 2. 
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp Session 1 (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 in 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, first 2 days of class run till 12:00 Noon and last day runs till 12:30 PM.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp Session 1 (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 in 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, first 2 days of class run till 5:00 Pm and last day of class runs till 5:30 PM
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp Session 2 (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 in 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, first 2 days of class run till 12:00 Noon and last day runs till 12:30 PM.
  • 7th Grade Jumpstart Transition Camp Session 2 (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 in 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, first 2 days of class run till 5:00 Pm and last day of class runs till 5:30 PM
  • Cake & Cupcake Decorating

    Students will start with tips for baking delicious and uniform cakes, perfecting buttercream recipes, filling cakes and cupcakes, icing techniques, basic borders and assembly of stacked cakes. Students will learn these techniques through hands-on training with actual product. Students are encouraged to bring their own buttercream and undecorated cakes and cupcakes, but this is not a requirement. Supplies are provided. Bring your apron! Instructor: Bobbie Burt has owned a chocolate manufacturing business in Scottsdale and is a certified cake decorator
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - Grades 7-8 (June)

    Although online registration is not available for this course, an Eleyo family profile must be completed for us to manually input this course for your child. Please see the www.ecsforall.org home page for links to "Eleyo Profile Setup Instructions". A completed registration form including counselor course approval and check payment must be received by the ECS Main office one week before the first day of class for student to begin on the first day. If payment needs to be made with a credit card, an Eleyo family profile needs to be set up and completed registration form needs to be turned into the ECS Office. Once entered (allow 48-72 hours), check your Eleyo account and the payment will show up as pending. It can then be paid for with a credit or debit card (not American Express). Payment needs to be made before course is confirmed. Students will use the online Edgenuity program for credit opportunities. Actual courses must be assigned and approved through the Sonoran Trails Middle School counselors. School counselors at STMS will be available to answer specific course questions. ECS does not make any decisions regarding courses and student eligibility.
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - Grades 9-12 (July)

    Although online registration is not available for this course, an Eleyo family profile must be completed for us to manually input this course for your child. Please see the www.ecsforall.org home page for links to "Eleyo Profile Setup Instructions". A completed registration form including counselor course approval and check payment must be received by the ECS Main office one week before the first day of class for student to begin on the first day. If payment needs to be made with a credit card, an Eleyo family profile needs to be set up and completed registration form needs to be turned into the ECS Office. Once entered (allow 48-72 hours), check your Eleyo account and the payment will show up as pending. It can then be paid for with a credit or debit card (not American Express). Payment needs to be made before course is confirmed.Students will use the online Edgenuity program for credit opportunities. Actual courses must be assigned and approved through the High School counselors.  ECS does not make any decisions regarding courses and student eligibility
  • Edgenuity Online Course Credit - Grades 9-12 (June)

    Although online registration is not available for this course, an Eleyo family profile must be completed for us to manually input this course for your child. Please see the www.ecsforall.org home page for links to "Eleyo Profile Setup Instructions". A completed registration form including counselor course approval and check payment must be received by the ECS Main office one week before the first day of class for student to begin on the first day. If payment needs to be made with a credit card, an Eleyo family profile needs to be set up and completed registration form needs to be turned into the ECS Office. Once entered (allow 48-72 hours), check your Eleyo account and the payment will show up as pending. It can then be paid for with a credit or debit card (not American Express). Payment needs to be made before course is confirmed.Students will use the online Edgenuity program for credit opportunities. Actual courses must be assigned and approved through the High School counselors.  ECS does not make any decisions regarding courses and student eligibility
  • Intro to Cooking Methods

    Become an expert in the kitchen! They will learn various ways to cook foods including sautéing, baking, pan fry, and steaming. Students will also use meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables to create their final entrée using all techniques learned. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Intro to Culinary Arts

    Students will learn the fundamentals of cooking and have fun in the kitchen! They will be instructed on the secrets of correct weighing, how to use small utensils and appliances and follow recipes. Students will enjoy preparing (and eating) a variety of dishes from salads, soups to deserts, using the skills they have acquired. Students will learn sanitary food handling, personal hygiene for the kitchen and safety tips for knife handling. No experience required. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Instructor: Bobbie Burt
  • Math Success Program

    Math Success Program - This class will prepare students entering 7th grade math, Pre-Algebra (8th grade math) or Algebra by covering a variety of math topics. Some of the math concepts include integer and rational number operations, expressions and equations, ratios and proportions, probability, linear equations and various geometry concepts. This class will provide both a review of math topics previously covered and a preview of upcoming math concepts. We will also explore applications for math in our everyday lives. Student will need to bring a pencil and 80-page spiral notebook.
  • Self-Defense and Self-Awareness for Teens and Adults

    Self-Defense is just as much about mental discipline as applying physical tactics. Self-awareness, intelligent decision making along with interpersonal training promotes integrity, respect, focus, discipline, self-confidence and self-control. Other benefits include physical fitness and personal growth and protection. In 6-weeks, this course will apply physics and psychology to real world scenarios. These skills can be adapted to both men and women of all ages regardless of experience. Individuals will learn how to recognize cues of pre-contact threat, fear management skills, confrontation management, control tactics, defensive strategies and force delivery techniques. Give yourself the opportunity to become more powerful, more aware and more confident!Skills covered:Self-Awareness – Recognizing one’s own behavior patterns and core values are important elements of developing self-discipline, self-confidence, and empowerment in situations of conflict or opposition.Confrontation Management – Focuses on psychological pre-combat, understanding the law and the legal-moral justifications of physical force. Other topics include mental discipline, fear management, recognizing behavior patterns, being aware, choosing your environment and making good decisions.Defensive Skills – This section covers the various types of defense one may need to deploy in unpredictable scenarios. These skills include blocking, avoidance, escape and fight back only if needed.Force Delivery Techniques – This section refers to the applications of how to deploy striking concepts if there is no other way to avoid them. Furthermore, this section covers the difference between street vs sport (boxing, wrestling, karate, etc.) application techniques.Reaction Training –This type of training develops keen perception and quick, defensive decision-making tactics in order to avoid or stop a sudden situation without hesitation.Response Training - Response training teaches tactics with an emphasis on using precision timing and maximum effect with minimum energy. Being effective in the initial response is imperative.No equipment needed. Parents are encouraged to take the class with teens, but not required.Instructor: Rich Alten, Alten Martial Arts and Fitness Certified Personal Trainer Through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NSAM), CPR/AED Certified, 23 Years of Martial Arts and Integrated Fitness Science, Contact Rich Alten @ 602-708-9906 or richaltenmartialartsfitness@cox.net
  • Stinger Success Program

    Stinger Success ProgramThis class is designed to help your child become better organized and develop the needed study skills to be successful while entering middle school. The focus of this class will be using effective time management skills, using an agenda, prioritizing assignments, and using technology to access teacher websites, reliable resources, and computer programs such as My Access, Vocabulay.com and word processing skills such as Microsoft Word. Other areas covered are Cornell note taking strategies, completing a learning style and study skills assessment, developing strategies and techniques for test preparation and much more. Students will need to bring pencil or pen and paper to take notes.
  • Study Skills Success Program

    Study Skills Success ProgramThis class is designed to help a student become better organized and develop the needed study skills to be successful while continuing in middle school or entering high school. The focus of this class will be taking class notes, preparing for exams, test taking skills, preparing for essay exams and managing study time at home and at school. Other areas covered are using Annotation text materials to increase reading and comprehension skills, organizing class work, learning SQ4R reading strategies, completing a learning style and study skill assessment as a means of effectively assessing individual learning styles, learning how to use technology to do reliable research and much more. Students will need to bring pencil or pen and paper to take notes.
  • The Amazing Art of Needle Felting

    Needle Felting uses felted wool, created from the primitive skill of wool felting, to create beautiful images and objects of art. In this class, each student will make a felted scene or abstract using different colors of wool roving, wool blanket as a base, and needle-felting needles. Scenes can made into a wall hanging or as embellishment on a simple woolen bag or pouch. Students will also make small sewn and felted stuffed figures or shapes and experiment with needle felting small animal figures as time allows. Materials are provided, but if you have a wool sweater that you shrunk on accident or a wool blanket you would like to use as a base, bring it along! We hope you enjoy this fascinating form of “Primitive Art”.
  • Unified Culinary - Fake out Foods

    Let’s have fun with food!! This class is all about making food dishes that look like something else. Have you ever had meatloaf and mashed potatoes that looked like a cupcake? We are not disclosing any more of our tricky food disguises so students can have fun surprising their families with something new every day! This cooking class is designed for students with special needs. Students will be instructed on the secrets of correct weighing, how to use small utensils and appliances and follow recipes. Students will enjoy preparing (and eating) a variety of dishes from salads, soups to desserts, using the skills they have acquired. (Techniques will vary according to skill levels appropriate of the groups.) Students will learn sanitary food handling and personal hygiene for the kitchen. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Prerequisites for this class include the ability to work independently. For the safety of the student, this class may not be appropriate for students that require one on one support. ECS reserves the right to admit or deny a student’s enrollment based on a teacher/counselor’s recommendation. General Education high school students are encouraged to apply with Bobbie Burt for volunteer teacher aide positions. For further questions on whether this class is a good fit for your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Lori DiCicco, or Bobbie Burt. Registration is open to the community.
  • Unified Culinary - Refreshing Foods

    Summer is a time to enjoy refreshing foods! Students will use fruit to make salads, ice cream, and smoothies. They will learn how to select fruit, how to determine if it is ripe and how to cut and serve a variety of different types of fruit. This cooking class is designed for students with special needs. Students will be instructed on the secrets of correct weighing, how to use small utensils and appliances and follow recipes. Students will enjoy preparing (and eating) a variety of dishes from salads, soups to desserts, using the skills they have acquired. (Techniques will vary according to skill levels appropriate of the groups.) Students will learn sanitary food handling and personal hygiene for the kitchen. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes section of online registration. Prerequisites for this class include the ability to work independently. For the safety of the student, this class may not be appropriate for students that require one on one support. ECS reserves the right to admit or deny a student’s enrollment based on a teacher/counselor’s recommendation. General Education high school students are encouraged to apply with Bobbie Burt for volunteer teacher aide positions. For further questions on whether this class is a good fit for your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Lori DiCicco, or Bobbie Burt. Registration is open to the community.