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Online Academy: Enrichment Courses

  • Writing

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...

  • Writing

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...

  • Writing

Becoming an effective writer requires careful attention to all the necessary details in every sentence. How many times have you said, “I know what I want to say, but I’m not sure how to say it best”? By learning...

  • Mathematics

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...

  • Mathematics

This enrichment course is designed for students who thrived in a full-year Pre-Algebra course and seek an advanced preview of topics in Algebra I. Students in this course have a strong foundation with pre-algebraic fundamentals and...

  • Mathematics

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...

  • Mathematics

This enrichment course is for students who have completed full-year courses in Algebra II and Geometry and wish to preview topics in precalculus prior to the start of the school year. Students study the properties, graphs...

  • Science

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...

  • Science

Mentos + Coke = Explosion! How does this work? Why are fireworks different colors? What makes glow sticks glow? Find out the answers to these and many other common chemistry conundrums in this introduction to the fundamentals...

  • History & Social Sciences

This course is a survey of American history during the 20th century. Students consider the changing nature of American liberty and identity to enhance their understanding of American society today. Students investigate events, people...

  • History & Social Sciences

Have you ever wanted to appear on the hit TV show, Shark Tank? Students in this course will dive headfirst into concepts covered in introductory economics and business courses. Topics will range from...

  • Art, Communication, & Innovation

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...

  • Art, Communication, & Innovation

Do you strive to lead in your school or local community? Leadership development is a lifelong pursuit, so we invite you to start your journey alongside peers from around the world who are also eager to discover...

  • History & Social Sciences

Students born between 1995 and 2015 are considered Generation Z. This course takes an interactive approach through class discussions, activities, videos, and case studies to help...

  • History & Social Sciences

If I am a German Shepard, then I am a dog. But, if I am a dog, am I a German Shepard? This argument only logically works in one direction. How do we reason well? Logic, with traces in both mathematics and philosophy, is the science of...

  • History & Social Sciences

Perhaps you've already traversed the Underworld with Percy Jackson, or escaped from the Cyclops' cave with Odysseus, or battled the Midgard Serpent with Thor. Perhaps you're still waiting to...

  • Art, Communication, & Innovation

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...

  • History & Social Sciences

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

  • Art, Communication, & Innovation

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...