College Gate - Olmsted School - Course Options

Around the World

Grab your passport, pack your bags and travel around the world to places such as; Spain, France, Japan and more. Explore the language, customs and culture of many destinations through music, stories, games and art.

“ART” Rageous

Put on your smock, grab your paintbrush and sculpt clay as you create artistic masterpieces with your imagination and various art media. Unlock your creativity as you explore famous artists.

Build, Build, Build

Engineer a variety of super structures using frail and sturdy materials. Explore the architecture of bridges, towers and domes as you learn the principles of strength as you construct a variety of super structures.

Chess Beginner

This introductory course will allow you to learn how logic, strategy and creative problem solving skills are applied from the opening move to checkmate

Chess Experienced

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

Crazy Computers

Using the technology lab, explore a variety of programs and their applications including computer graphics, illustration and elements of the web. Create flyers, menus, Power Point presentations and more. Using Scratch, design a series of interactive stories, games and animations.

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.

Physics is Fun

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


Voyage daily to the pond at Oliver Ames High School and gather water samples, perform experiments. Learn about insects, dragonflies, lilypads, frogs and more. Grab your nets and rods to capture toads, fish and other pond life.

Power It Up!

Wind, battery and solar power are the wave of the future. Create a variety of projects including; wind spinners, sail boats, wind mills, solar ovens, solar balloons and a solar car. Through experiments, crafts and stories, learn how to power up our world today.


Using the NXT 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

Work with your team members to conquer more complex challenges as you advance your programming and engineering skills.


Construct & launch your own model rockets while learning about physics and aerodynamics. Count down & blast-off!

Science Discovery

Become a chemist, biologist and super scientist as you experiment with solutions, powders, pellets and polymers. Get ready to fizz, pop, slime, test and dissect!

Sculpture with Clay

Using air-dried clay, learn how to become a sculptor. Make and paint many three dimensional art forms.

To Infinity and Beyond!

Become an earth scientists and astronomer as you explore the mysteries of the earth and what is in our sky. Experiment and investigate the wonders of the earth, planets, starts and more. Get ready to voyage to Infinity and beyond.

Up, Up and Away

Build, experiment and explore aviation through model planes, kites, gliders, parachutes, paper airplanes, balloons and other flying things.

Wilderness Exploration

Immerse yourself into the great outdoors as you navigate trails, learn about a variety of plants, build a shelter and understand the environment.


Put on your tool belt as you measure, saw, drill, sand, hammer, nail, assemble and finish a variety of wooden projects. Create projects such as a toolbox, gumball machine, flag, stepstool and wagon.