ENRICHMENT (Grades 3-8): Academic Courses, Arts, Digital Arts, STEAM, Sports, Yoga, Martial Arts

Enrichment courses meet for one hour each day and are scheduled in the following time slots: 8:05-9:05 am, 9:10-10:10 am, 10:25-11:25 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm. Class meeting times for each grade level are listed with the course descriptions. Students should enroll for the grade level that they will enter in the fall of 2018. All academic enrichment courses align with common core standards adapted by New Jersey.

Summer Enrichment 2018 Course Schedule
                                               

EnglishGrades 3-6
 This course provides an opportunity for students to develop and reinforce their grammar and writing skills. Writing assignments focus on the clear and effective use of language to communicate the student's ideas. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.


Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3

8:05–9:05 am / Grades 4, 5

9:10–10:10 am / Grades 3, 6

10:25–11:25 am / Grades 3, 6

11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 4, 5

Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B
 

Mathematics / Grades 3-6
Organized by grade level and subject, this course covers the fundamentals of arithmetic through pre-algebra in a small class setting. It is appropriate for students wishing to advance in mathematics and for those who experienced difficulty during the school year. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3

8:05–9:05 am / Grades 4, 5

9:10–10:10 am / Grades 3, 4, 6
10:25–11:25 am / Grades 3, 6

11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 4, 5

Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B
 

ReadingGrades 3-8
In this course, students will develop and reinforce basic comprehension, vocabulary, structural analysis, and word attack skills. This individualized class is appropriate for students who wish to enhance (developmental) or strengthen (remedial) their reading skills. Students will improve their ability to select main ideas, recall factual details, use context clues and make inferences. Flexible reading rate, vocabulary, syllabication and word analysis will also be stressed. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

    
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3


8:05–9:05 am / Grades 3, 6, 7-8

9:10–10:10 am / Grades 4, 5, 7-8

10:25–11:25 am / Grades 4, 5, 7-8
11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 3, 6, 7-8
Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B 

 
ScienceGrades 3-6       
This course will introduce students to scientific concepts through a variety of structured assignments and hands-on activities. Students will explore topics in areas such as life, earth, physical, and applied sciences. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3

8:05–9:05 am / Grades 3-4

9:10–10:10 am / Grades 5-6

10:25–11:25 am / Grades 5-6 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 3-4  
1:00-2:00 pm / Grade 4; 2:00-3:00 / Grade 5

Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B   


Arts Experience: Fundamentals /Grades 3-5       
This course is designed to introduce the beginner artist to the fundamentals of creating art in a number of media. Over the course of the summer, students will rotate through a series of one-week units. The ceramics unit will offer students a chance to create basic hand-building projects in clay. In the drawing unit, students will explore 2-D art through drawing with graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil. Finally, in painting, students will use watercolors and acrylics as they work from still life and landscape scenery to develop their skills and learn how to use paint to make art effectively. Students will be utilizing the same art types and materials from year to year, but creating new projects so there is variety for students who have previously been enrolled in the course. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3


10:25-11:25 am; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm 
Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 Session A or Session B

 

Arts Experience 2: Technique and AestheticsGrades 6-8 
This course is designed to introduce the novice artist to the techniques and aesthetics necessary to be a successful artist. Over the course of the summer, students will try their hand at a number of mediums in a series of one-week units. The ceramics unit will offer students a chance to create basic hand-building projects in clay. In the drawing unit, students will explore 2-D art through drawing with graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils. Finally, in painting, students will use watercolors and acrylics as they work from still lifes and landscape scenery to develop their skills and learn how to use paint to make art effectively. Students will be utilizing the same art types and materials from year to year, but creating new projects so there is variety for students who have previously been enrolled in the course. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3


11:30-12:30 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 Session A or Session B
 

Digital Arts 1Grades 3-5 
This course is designed to introduce the beginner artist to the fundamentals of creating art in a digital world. Over the course of the summer, students will rotate through a series of one-week units that will allow them to explore different digital techniques. In Digital Sketching and Painting, students will utilize the touch screen capabilities of their device and a stylus to create works of art incorporating brushstrokes, color blending and composition. During the Photo Manipulation unit, students will be able to alter photos that they take to create surreal images. Finally, in the Graphic Novel Layout unit, students will create their own storyline that they will then illustrate into a comic book or graphic novel. Students will use school iPads in class, as they work with three different art apps that will enable them to create digital art at their fingertips. Students who have previously taken this course will be able to create different projects from past years. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
9:10-10:10 am 
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B.
 

Digital Arts 2 / Grades 6-8
This course is designed as a continuation for students who have completed Digital Arts at Newark Academy Summer Session. Techniques will be reviewed and new techniques will be introduced, including 3D modeling. This class will then have an opportunity to 3D-print a project that they created (different than the 3D modeling project in STEAM) to take home. Students will use school iPads in class as they work with different apps that will enable them to create digital art at their fingertips. Students who have previously taken this course will be able to create different projects from past years. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
8:05 - 9:05 am
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B


Digital Photography / Grades 6-8
In this innovative course, students will explore photography using digital cameras. Topics covered will include lighting, composition, editing, photoshop, color theory and many others.  Students will use a set of school cameras to take their photos. Other types of photography and printing will be discussed as well.  No experience is necessary. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
10:25 - 11:25 am

Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

STEAM Courses
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) classes present students with an integrated, creative, collaborative, and hands-on approach to learning. Our STEAM classes will engage students in learning across different content areas and multiple learning styles.

STEAM 1 / Grades 3 - 5
In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math. Throughout the summer, students enrolled in the class will engage in the study of different topics each week. Topics such as 3D modeling, architecture, electronics and circuitry will be covered. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
10:25 – 11:25 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

 

STEAM 2 / Grades 4 – 8
This course is designed to expand upon skills and ideas learned in STEAM 1. While some STEAM 1 topics are covered, students will now develop their skills to complete more complex creations. There will also be an opportunity for independent work on a project designed to challenge a student’s critical thinking skills. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Prerequisite: STEAM 1 or equivalent course.
 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
9:10 - 10:10 am / Grades 6 - 8
11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 4 - 5 
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B




Engineering 1  / Grades 3-8
In this hands-on course, students will develop an understanding of the engineering design process, completing activities that challenge them to think critically and collaboratively solve problems. Students will work through a series of activities that focus on planning, digital technology, architecture and construction. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
9:10 - 10:10 am / Grades 3 – 5
11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 6 - 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B 


New: Engineering 2 / Grades 4 – 8
This course is designed to expand upon skills and concepts learned in Intro to Engineering. Students will explore engineering disciplines and utilize the engineering design process to complete a series of advanced design challenges. Further, students will be introduced to computer-aided design (CAD) software, using 3D modeling to draft ideas and prototypes for their projects. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
Prerequisite: Engineering1 or equivalent course.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm / Grades 4 – 5
2:00 – 3:00 pm / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B 


Coding 1 / Grades 3 - 8
Students will complete a basic computer science course which consists of a series of progressing tutorials utilizing drag and drop blocks. The goal is to develop skills in computer programming, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Devices/Platforms: Computers and web-based programs.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3

 
10:25 – 11:25; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm / Grades 3 – 5
2:00 – 3:00 / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B


New: Coding 2 / Grades 4 – 8
Students will complete an accelerated computer science course which consists of a series of progressing tutorials utilizing drag and drop blocks [grades 4-5] as well as typed coding languages [grades 4 - 8] (Javascript, C++). Students will learn how to use basic coding syntax and vocabulary while modifying existing programs. The goal is to develop skills in computer programming, thus enhancing skills in sequencing, problem solving and creativity. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. Devices/Platforms: Computers and web-based programs. Prerequisite: Coding 1 or equivalent course.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
8:05 – 9:05 am / Grades 4 – 5
9:10 – 10:10 am / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B 

 
Robotics 1 / Grades 3-8

In this six-week course, students will gain hands-on experience building and programming a Lego Mindstorm Robot. Working in small groups, students will construct their robot, then use an ipad to program actions and movements for the robots to perform. Basic programming and coding will be covered with an emphasis placed on the Lego program. Students will explore controlling their robot using a bluetooth remote control. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
8:05 – 9:05 am / Grades 3-5 
10:25 – 11:25 am / Grades 6 - 8 
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

Robotics 2 / Grades 4-8

In this course, students will expand their knowledge of Lego EV3 robots, as well as gain a more in-depth knowledge of programming and coding. Emphasis will be placed on completing the Lego EV3 Space Mission Challenge. This will involve designing a custom robot and creating programming to complete specific tasks that students will need to solve as a small group. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
Prerequisite: Robotics 1 or equivalent course.
 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
2:00 – 3:00 pm / Grades 4 – 5
11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B



App & Game Design 1 / Grades 6-8

In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements of application and game design. Students will utilize a variety of web-based software in order to plan, code and create their own interactive games and applications. Doing so, involves system-based thinking, problem solving, collaboration, storytelling, design and digital media literacy. Through creation and testing of each other’s games and applications, students will learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test out theories, and to make the best possible game/application for their intended audience.  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
8:05 - 9:05 am / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session


New: App & Game Design 2 / Grades 6-8

This course expands upon skills and concepts learned in App & Game Design 1. Students will use the iterative design process to plan, create, test and evaluate more complex games and applications created with web-based applications. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
Prerequisite: App & Game Design 1 or equivalent course.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
10:25 - 11:25 am / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session


New: MakerSpace / Grades 6-8

In this course, students will have the opportunity to embrace their creativity and critical thinking skills as they embark on a journey from idea to invention. In MakerSpace, students will infuse science with art, music, technology, and engineering. Tinker, build, and play in this self-directed yet collaborative multi-purpose environment. Students will get hands-on experience with design, electronics, digital modeling, woodworking, video special effects, coding, and a variety of other hands-on projects. Whether you are looking to pick up a new skill or discover a new talent, the MakerSpace has the resources to help you feed your inner-inventor.

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
11:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:00 – 2:00 / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session


New: Film Making / Grades 6-8

This course is designed to teach students the ins-and-outs of filmmaking and vlogging: blogging via video.  Students will learn how to master the artistic and technical aspects of the craft, working with a variety of equipment and professional editing software. Students will create a variety of videos, both independently and collaboratively, with each new project developing skills in storytelling, camerawork, and editing.  Students will create their own YouTube channel to publish their work, and will learn how to promote and target their videos towards their ideal audience. At the end of the course, students will have an extensive body of work and all the skills needed to make their mark as filmmakers!

Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
9:10 – 10:10 am / Grades 6 – 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session

 
Drone Basics / Grades 5-8

In this course, students will be introduced to drones and how they are assembled and controlled.  Three weeks prior to starting the course, students will be required to pre-purchase their own drone from a selection provided by the summer session office; the cost of the drone will be approximately $125. Once students assemble their kits and get familiar with controlling them, the instructor will set up weekly challenges that include Recon: Search and Rescue, Obstacle Courses & Timed Trials, and Aerial Duels.  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3

8:05 – 9:05 am / Grades 5 - 8
Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

Sports Skills: Fundamentals /Grades 3-5    
This course will help students improve their basic sports skills. Students will learn and develop the fundamentals of both physical health and skill-related fitness concepts, such as agility, coordination, and balance, while also incorporating them into both gameplay and their everyday lives. As students rotate through one-week units on sports like volleyball, basketball, and soccer, the course will emphasize skills fundamentals, rules, gameplay, good sportsmanship, fitness, and, most importantly, fun! Classes will take place in the Wrightson Gym and Danco Fitness Center, as well as on the outdoor athletic fields. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. See weekly schedule below.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
11:30 am-12:30 pm; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm 

Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B
 

Sports Skills: Technique, Strategy and GameplayGrades 6-8   
This course will help students improve their sports skills, gameplay, and overall fitness level. Students will learn and develop their physical health and skill-related fitness concepts, such as agility, coordination, and balance, while also incorporating them into both gameplay and their everyday lives. As students rotate through one-week units on sports like softball, hockey, and tennis, the course will emphasize skills and techniques, strategy, gameplay, good sportsmanship, fitness, and most importantly, fun! Individualized instruction will be given to each student as they work toward their personal sport and fitness-related goals throughout the course. Classes will take place in the Wrightson Gym and Danco Fitness Center, as well as on the outdoor athletic fields. 
Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. See weekly schedule below.

 
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
10:25-11:25 am; 1:00-2:00 pm

Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B

 

Sports Experience Weekly Schedule

Grades 3-5

June 25 – June 29 Track and Field, Agility Training and 
Fitness Fun

July 2 – July 6: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey

July 9 – July 13: Tennis & Lacrosse

July 16 – July 20: Soccer

July 23 – July 27: Volleyball

July 30 – August 3: Basketball 
Grades 6-8

June 25 – June 29: Track and Field, 
and Sports Conditioning

July 2 – July 6: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey

July 9 – July 13: Tennis & Lacrosse

July 16 – July 20: Soccer

July 23 – July 27: Volleyball, Badminton & Eclipse Ball

July 30 – August 3: Basketball 
 
            
Yoga Practice / Grades 3-8
This course will explore the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga and introduce loving-kindness, patience, resilience, healthy risk taking, and purposeful, directed breathing or “pranayama”.  Included, are elements of “Vinyasa” (flow) to build up stamina, as well as the learning of 75-plus specific poses.  The class will study and implement three breathing (“pranayama”) techniques and learn about the sages and myths connected to the poses. As all poses have varying levels of difficulty, this course is appropriate for students completely new to yoga, as well as those with significant prior experience.   
          
Full Session: June 25 - August 3
Session A: June 25 - July 13

Session B: July 16 - August 3
10:25 - 11:25 am / Grades 3-5
11:30 - 12:30 / Grades 6-8
Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B





Martial Arts / Grades 6-8
This three-week class will introduce beginner students to a variety of Martial Arts forms practiced around the world including Karate, Taekwondo, Traditional Shaolin Style, Krav Maga Self Defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi Quan. Students will learn basic Kung Fu forms as well as defense techniques.  Students will also benefit from developing improved concentration, discipline, anti-bully defense strategies, and strengthening of the body.

Session A: June 25 – July 13
1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm
Tuition: $300 Session A only






Back