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Enrichment Courses

Below is a sample of 2023 course offerings. Course offerings and descriptions for 2024 will be available in late winter.
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This enrichment course is designed for students preparing to take Pre-Algebra, or a like course, in the fall, or for students who seek clarification or additional repetition with topics in Pre-Algebra. The course will emphasize the development...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

In this class, students will be part of the bioengineering team that wishes to design plant growth chambers to grow plants on Mars. In doing so, students will work online with their teacher and peers, as well as, offline building...

  • Grades 9 & 10

Students who have already completed the first five weeks of the LCSP’s Best Self curriculum return to continue their journey of self-reflection through the lens of leadership. Participants will examine their leadership traits...

  • Grades 9 & 10

Photography has become second nature in our highly digitalized world. It constantly transforms the way we take and share pictures. In this course, students will review the fundamentals...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

This course is an introduction to field ecology and environmental studies. Students will engage in hands-on, outdoor science to learn more about the natural world. Students will explore and survey the range of habitats...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Crack the case in this crime scene investigation course! Students will focus on the application of various science techniques used to solve crimes, including: blood typing, fingerprinting, nutrition testing, hair analysis, DNA analysis, ink analysis...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

How do you design a chair out of an old contacts case? How might you design a marble run with items around your house, and what would you use for the marble? This course will introduce students to the process of design thinking through...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

This enrichment course is for students who have completed a full-year Algebra I course and wish to preview topics in Algebra II prior to the start of the school year. This course is designed to strengthen problem-solving...

  • Grades 9 & 10

This course introduces students to wheel throwing and the process of making pottery. Students will learn about the physical properties of clay, working with a potter’s wheel...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Are you curious about robotics and computer science? Hopefully, this course will spark your interest in two rapidly growing fields. This interactive course introduces students to the fundamentals of coding...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

In an increasingly competitive world, the ability to express oneself and speak in public with clarity, persuasiveness, and even elegance is a critically important skill. Of related and equal importance is the ability to...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts and theories regarding topics such as personality traits, group dynamics, conformity, prejudice, group think, gender roles...

  • Grades 8 - 10

Scientists learn about the world around us through observing phenomena and asking questions. In this course, students will do just that! Spending 90% of our time in the lab, they will observe three different chemical reactions...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Get your “stories” out there! In this dynamic writing workshop, students will experience the benefits of creative expression through crafting and revising their own short stories and poems. All writers will be full participants in the “workshop” process...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Your words create a universe of possibility. For writers who already have a command of the building blocks of good sentences, this second level Writing Workshop course takes those tools out for a drive, exploring the world around us…

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

What does it mean to be morally right or wrong? How are we to best express, in writing, the answers to these difficult questions? This course aims to provide a bedrock of philosophical knowledge from which morality can be discussed and debated...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Back in the 1950s, acclaimed journalist and news anchor Edward R. Murrow hosted a radio program called “This I Believe” where influential and well-known individuals, from various walks of life, read essays that articulated the “guiding principles by which they lived” their lives*. Since then, this same program has...

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Your words create a universe of possibility. For writers who already have a command of the building blocks of good sentences, this second level Writing Workshop course takes those tools out for a drive, exploring the world around us…

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10

Dream of becoming an author, screenwriter, or journalist? Conquering the intricacies of English writing conventions is the first step toward achieving your goals. Spend a summer mastering the tools that are in the belts of all great writers…

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9 & 10