Our Summer Program offers unique classes that showcase our educational philosophy. These courses are intended to augment and complement traditional classes offered at local schools. They range from life skills, such as financial literacy and habits for success, to learner-led projects in our Makers’ Lab. We use games, field trips, the Socratic method of discussion and project-based learning to make these classes fun and memorable. Come experience how we prepare teens for real life.
Our courses fall under five categories:
- life skills;
- science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and
- Makers’ Lab.
Courses are typically four weeks long and offered in
- Session 1 (Monday, June 14 – Friday, July 9, 2021),
- Session 2 (Monday, July 12 – Friday, August 6, 2021)
or both. A few courses are eight weeks long and span both sessions – that is, they start Monday, June 14 and end Friday, August 6. Classes typically meet twice per week — Mondays & Wednesdays (MW) or Tuesdays & Thursdays (TTh) — for three hours each. Morning classes are 9:00am-12:00pm while afternoon classes are 12:30pm-3:30pm. A few classes with a significant number of field trips typically meet for the whole day (9 AM to 4 PM). Our facilities are open 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and learners are welcome to stay at school outside of class hours for a fee of $10 per hour.