Course: Creative Writing Workshop – Author Joyce McPherson
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Thursday 1:55 – 3:45pm
Fall semester – November 2nd thru December 14th (6 weeks, not including Thanksgiving)
Instructor: Joyce McPherson
Cost: $85 + $10 registration fee
Book: Students may bring a short story or chapter of a novel they have written
Description: Do you have a student with a passion for writing? Would they like to learn how to build a community of writers to encourage one another in their creative work? This workshop, built on the model used by professional writers, will focus each week on one aspect of strong writing. We will begin with a lesson and a writing exercise to teach craftsmanship in areas such as characterization, plot, vivid descriptions and dialogue. After the creative exercise, students will share their work, and the workshop leader will conduct the students through the steps of giving constructive criticism so that each student can improve. Homework will be writing and revision of the next piece that will be shared in class. Students may build on class exercises or work on their own creative projects.

Course: ACT Workshop – Math Focus (fall or spring semester – your choice)
Grade Level:
 10-12
Day/Time: Monday 1:30 – 3:00pm
Fall Semester – September 18th thru October 23th (6 weeks) in preparation for the October 28th test
Spring Semester – Feb. 26th thru April 9th (6 weeks, not including spring break) in preparation for the April 14th test
Instructor: Carla Stevenson
Cost: $100 + $10 registration fee
Book: The REAL ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition, by ACT Inc.
Description: Is your student equipped with the test-taking tools needed to confidently complete the ACT? Further, is your student wanting, or better yet, needing to improve his or her ACT score? This workshop is designed to help students prepare for and improve upon the math section of the ACT. Students will review concepts from Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II that are covered on the ACT, as well as learn math test-taking strategies to help improve their score. Students will have the opportunity to work on accuracy and speed for the math section of the test. The book provides 5 previously administered, full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker, plus 2 NEW practice tests. Students will learn ACT-test content, structure, and format information.

Course: ACT Workshop – Rhetoric skills for English, Reading Comprehension, and Essay Writing
Grade Level:
 10-12
Day/Time: Monday 3:05 – 5:05pm
Fall Semester – September 18th thru October 23rd (6 weeks) in preparation for the October 28th test
Instructor: Shelley George
Cost: $120 + $10 registration fee
Book: The REAL ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition, by ACT Inc.
Description: Is your student equipped with the test-taking tools needed to confidently complete the ACT? Further, is your student wanting, or better yet, needing to improve his or her ACT score? This workshop will introduce your student to 4 of the 5 major sections involved in the ACT, while giving strategies to tackle each one. The primary focus of the workshop will address rhetoric skills, reading comprehension and essay writing, with some attention to science reasoning. Our aim is to help students prepare for and improve upon the rhetoric, reading and writing portion of the test. The math section will be administered in our “Math Focus” ACT workshop. Students will have the opportunity to work on accuracy and speed with the English, reading, and essay sections. The book provides 5 previously administered, full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker, plus 2 NEW practice tests. Students will learn ACT-test content, structure, and format information.

Course: Study Hall
Grade Level:
 9-12
Day/Time: Tuesday 10:00 – 10:25am OR 10:00 – 10:40am OR 10:00-12:00 (Noon)
Tuesday 12:30 – 1:45pm OR 1:55 – 2:20pm OR 1:55 – 3:10pm OR 2:25 – 3:10pm
Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR 10:40am – 12:10pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR 12:35 – 2:05pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL)
Thursday 10:00 – 10:25am OR 10:00 – 10:40am OR 10:00 – 12:00 (Noon) OR 12:30 – 1:45pm OR 1:55 – 2:20pm
Cost: FREE for any 25 minute session on Tuesday and/or Thursday
$6 per month for any 40-50 minute session on Tuesday or Thursday; $12 for Tues & Thurs 10:00 – 10:40am
$12 per month for any 75 minute session on Tuesday or Thursday
$14 per month for any 90 minute session on Wednesday
$18 per month for the 120 minute session on Tuesday or Thursday
Description: This opportunity is only available to students who have a class before AND after the study hall. If your child has a break in-between classes that is longer than our 5-10 minute transition (not including the lunch hour), and you would like for your child to stay on campus, you must register for a corresponding study hall. It is our hope and desire for the student to make the most of this occasion, using the time to study diligently, take a mental break, or read quietly.

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