College Academy - Stonehill College Session 2 - 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.

“ART” Rageous

Create many multi-dimensional projects using various art media such as clay, paper, pencils, paint, paper maché, oil pastels, brushes and more. Explore crazy colors and abstract designs to create your own masterpieces.

Broadcast Journalism

Enter the radio station, turn on the microphone and go live! Discover how to develop a show to cover sports, comedy, current events, entertainment, music and more. You will learn about playlists, commercials and programming all while on air at WSHL 93.1.

Chemistry

In the college lab, 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.

Creative Confections

Have you ever wondered how delicious cupcakes in bakeries are decorated? Practice with frosting as you learn how to make: flowers, stars, fancy edges and creative confections. Put on your apron and be ready to share your creations with family and friends.

Dance Studio

Dance to high energy, up beat music as you learn a variety of moves, techniques and dances. Learn the dynamics of practicing and preparing for a group production

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 as you use your imagination, judgment and reasoning to investigate; energy sources, strength, force, motion and more. Become a solution builder to tackle a series of real world challenges.

Fantasy Adventures

Explore the world of Magic Users, Dwarfs and Dragons. Create your character to participate in a number of game campaigns and fine tune your role playing skills. Discover a number of adventures as you manage through a maze of excitement. Collaborate with others or seek to conquer the quest on your own!

Finding Forensics

Become a CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) as you; secure the scene, collect, preserve and analyze evidence in a series of mock campus crimes. Fine tune your observational and technical skills as an evidence technician while learning about finger printing, fiber identification, blood spatter, footprint impressions and more.

Gone Fishin

Grab your fishing poles, nets and other equipment to capture and track fish, turtles, frogs, insects and other marine life. You will voyage to the campus pond daily and use the outdoors as your learning environment.

Graphic Illustrator

With programs such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop design graphic elements using creative themes.

Hot off the Press!

Get ready to work at the editor's desk! Draft an outline, research your topic, conduct interviews, identify your audience and finalize your report. Discover how to creatively communicate a story while using the fundamentals of journalism.

It’s SKETCHy

Learn how to discover your artistic talents as you draw, sketch and paint with various mixed media. Become an amazing artist while learning line, shadow, shade, perspective, hatching and more.

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.

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. Cast spells, use artifacts and summon creatures to defeat your opponent. Become familiar with the skill of deck building, card values and trades.

Magic: The Card Game Experienced

Develop advanced tactics for multi-player, multi-team & objective based operations using constructed and limited decks. Continue to leverage your lands and sorceries as you compete against your opponent.

Marine Biology

Immerse yourself in this interactive lab experience as you investigate, handle and dissect marine specimen such as starfish, crayfish, squid, perch and dogfish. Explore the layers of the ocean, impacts of pollution, importance of coral reefs and much more.

Mock Trial

Organize your team and formulate a strategy to make a persuasive argument before the judge. You will take on multiple positions as the affirmative as well as the opposed. Leverage the rules of debate and mock trial while gaining confidence as a public speaker.

Model UN

Learn the functions of diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations. Students will collaborate to resolve a series of simulated conflicts using parliamentary procedure. Leverage your critical thinking, public speaking and debating skills to craft a resolution that will be put to a vote before your delegates.

Money Millionaires

Learn what it takes to create and build your own business. Starting with just an idea, discover the steps needed to bring your product/service to the marketplace. You will also explore how the stock market works and the benefits it will have on your ability to raise capital through an IPO.

Olympiad of Science

Engage in a series of hands-on team events in STEM activities as you explore a variety of science concepts in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering and technology. Sharpen your ability to apply science towards experimental solutions.

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.

Python

Explore this easy to learn but powerful computer coding language. Discover its high level data structures and simple approach to object-oriented programming. Learn how this is an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development across many platforms.

Robotics Beginner

Using the EV3 platform, assemble your team to 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 as either as engineers or programmers.

Robotics Advanced

Using the EV3 platform, your team will be challenged to engineer more advanced vehicles to conquer a series of progressive experiences. Advanced planning, a clear strategy and your programming skills will all be tested. Students are expected to work in a cooperative group atmosphere as either as engineers or programmers.

Robotics Tetrix®

Using this advanced platform; engineer, build and develop the code necessary to successfully navigate a series of team challenges. (2 prior years experience)

Rocketry Beginner

While learning about the forces of flight and aerodynamics, build and launch two of your own model rockets.

Rocketry Advanced

Expand your knowledge of propulsion, flight dynamics and recovery while building two advanced model rockets.

Rocket Design

Continue to experiment with the forces of flight as you design, build and launch two rockets. Finish each rocket with a customized paint scheme.

Sculpture

Use your imagination and develop your art techniques while creating your own works in 3-D using air-dried clay.

T-Design

Learn the art of screen printing t-shirts. You will explore the many steps involved in creating your own shirts as you design a template, prep the film, manage the screen, select your ink(s) and print your design. Explore how you can use these skills to develop your own business.

Video Production

Draft a script and create a storyboard as you direct your own videos, commercials and skits. You will produce a variety of projects and once the filming is done, move to post production including editing, background music, voice-over and more.

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.

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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