College Academy - Maynard Course Options

Actors' Workshop

Examine the many aspects of theater: emotions, feelings, character vs. method acting, improvisation, voice projection and poise as you perform before an audience.

Animation

Construct your own unique stories and characters using Flash, frame by frame drawn animation, symbol based animation, motion tweens, layers, graphics, shape tweens, scenes, buttons and sounds.

Animation Advanced

Construct your own unique stories and characters using Flash, frame by frame drawn animation, symbol based animation, motion tweens, layers, graphics, shape tweens, scenes, buttons & sounds.

Broadcast Journalism

Using the school radio station, develop a show to cover sports, comedy, news, entertainment, music and more. You will learn about playlists, commercials and programming all while LIVE on air – WAVM 91.7.

Chemistry

Grab your safety goggles as you investigate various reactions using solutions, powders and other simple materials. Monitor your actions and reactions as you prepare your next experiment.

Chess Beginner

Learn how logic, strategy and creative problem solving skills are applied from the opening move to checkmate. Become familiar with the culture and history of Chess.

Chess Experienced

Continue to develop your knowledge: record your game using notation, solve intermediate problems, evaluate your position mid-game through advanced tactics.

Dazzlin’ Designs

Create many multi-dimensional projects using various art media such as clay, paper, pencils, paint, paper maché, oil pastels, brushes, markers and more.

Digital Design

It’s all just a click away! Create portraits, reverse images, silhouettes, paintery, pop art and more using Photomerge, guided edits, reflection, layer masks, hue effects, retouching, restoration, texture and blending.

Engineers' Workshop

Experiment with a variety of structures; bridges, solar and wind cars. Use your imagination, judgment and reasoning skills to incorporate science and technology.

JAVA

This introductory course will allow you to explore and navigate the challenges of this computer programming language. Use your newly discovered code to create dynamic web experiences.

Mock Trial

Learn to defeat your opponent with a variety of tactics in the realm of fantasy while applying critical thinking, logic and strategy. Become familiar with deck building, card values & trades.

Magic: The Card Game Beginner

Learn to defeat your opponent with a variety of tactics in the realm of fantasy while applying critical thinking, logic and strategy. Become familiar with deck building, card values & trades.

Magic: The Card Game Experienced

Develop advanced tactics for multi-player, multi-team & objective based operations.

Marine Biology

Immerse yourself in this interactive lab experience as you investigate, handle and dissect marine specimen such as starfish, crayfish, squid and dogfish.

Physics Factory

Explore the fundamental forces of energy, motion, gravity, friction and force. Prepare a variety of interactive experiments to test the elements of physics.

Robotics Beginner

Using the EV3 program, your team will construct a variety of vehicles and program them to successfully compete in a series of challenges. Students are expected to work in a cooperative group atmosphere

Robotics Advanced

Using the EV3 and more advanced construction & programming, plan your strategy to conquer a series of progressive team challenges. Students are expected to work in a cooperative group atmosphere

Rocketry Beginner

Build and launch your own model rockets while learning about aerodynamics.

Rocketry Advanced

Expand your knowledge of propulsion, flight and recovery with more advanced models.

TV Production

Using the school television studio, assemble your show team to direct, produce and edit a creative production.

Web Design

Learn how to create your own web page using html or Dreamweaver. Enhance your site using Photoshop as you focus on developing a dynamic appearance.

Web Design Advanced

Build upon your experiences as you learn how to create more advanced code to enhance your dynamic web experience

Wilderness Exploration

Introduce yourself to the various aspects of outdoor essentials, adventure planning, survival techniques, navigation, build a shelter and more.

Yo-Yo

Learn classic yo-yo tricks like “walk the dog” and develop your skills to master complex string tricks like “the Matrix.” Discover the fun of one of the oldest hobbies. A yo-yo will be provided.



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