Criminal Justice: Finding Your Career - Criminal Justice: Finding Your Career takes high school students beyond the uniform, behind prison bars, and inside TV dramas like CSI. Students will discover a diversity of roles and functions within law enforcement, from courts and corrections, to the Police Department and FBI. This course may help students to decide whether to make criminal justice their college major or their career.
Dream it, Design it: Video Game Programming for Noobs - Do you daydream in video? Now you can do more than just imagine that next impossible level—you can turn it into simulated-reality! Dream It, Design It: Video Programming for Noobs gives you hands-on coursework that teaches you what it takes to design, develop, and program video games. Master the basics of programming and learn a Computer Science methodology that you can use beyond the gaming industry as “gamification” takes over the world. Pre-Requisite Coursework: High School Algebra I
Noob No More: Next Level Video Game Programming - So you got a taste of video game design and now you’re hooked. Noob No More: Next Level Video Game Programming takes students beyond basics to develop and program robust game mechanics, designing levels, and multiple player interaction. You will learn to design, develop, and program video games using complex data types and advanced programming language. Join this course if you want to simultaneously strengthen your skills in Computer Science as a programmer, animator, and designer. Pre-Requisite Coursework: Dream It, Design It: Video Game Programming for Noobs
Make the Cut: Get Into College with Great Writing - The hardest part of the college admissions essay is getting started. Make the Cut: Get into College with Great Writing will give you tools and techniques to not only start, but to complete a stand-out essay that will put you at the top of the pile. You also will be prepared to craft persuasive paragraphs on a time limit to help you improve your score on the SAT. After this week-long intensive class, you will be ready to conquer both your SAT and college admissions essays.
College Ready: Writing for College Success - College Ready: Writing for College Success will prepare you for the critical thinking and writing done in college classes. Students learn and practice the skills of a successful academic reader, writer, and researcher. In college, writing is central to learning; questions, discoveries, and opinions must all be expressed through clear and convincing essays. We will take the various forms of writing that you have used in high school—such as the five-paragraph theme, the research report, and opinion pieces—and relate them to forms of writing in college.
Catch the Writer’s Bug: Intro to Writing Fiction - Catch the Writer’s Bug: Intro to Writing Fiction takes you beyond third period English to give you real creative writing experience and feedback. You’ll learn the fundamentals of fiction writing by studying the best writers from a wide range of literary styles. Daily readings and writing exercises will keep your inspiration--and your pen--flowing.
The Advanced Writer’s Toolkit: Tips and Techniques for Great Fiction - Have you been outlining your next mystery story? Tinkering with the Great American Novel? The Advanced Writer’s Toolkit: Tips and Techniques for Great Fiction is for writers ready for a challenge. Under the expert guidance of a widely published professor of English and creative writing, you’ll be challenged as you explore the more complex structures of fiction. This course is more than theory; you will sharpen your literary craft by writing 20 pages of original work and contributing to an online journal.