Week 2 Catalog

Algebra I Competency Recovery

Grade Level: 7th - 9th

Course Description: This course is intended for students who were not able to demonstrate competency in their Algebra I class, OR for students who would like to review Algebra I to help solidify their skills before beginning their next math course. This course can be more meaningful for the students, if students attending this session email Mrs. Frischknecht with the topics they would like to cover. If there are no preferred topics, then the instructor will choose topics known to be generally more difficult for students, such as systems of linear equations, factoring, quadratics, etc. Although the course is intended to help students prepare to show competency in Algebra I, it DOES NOT replace competency recovery work assigned by their Algebra I teacher.

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Building Math Skills for Incoming Grade 6 (Two Week Course: Week 2)

Grade Level: Incoming 6th

Course Description: We will focus on strengthening skills for fractions and decimals. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with fractions and decimals are important skills for pre-algebra. These skills will be needed over and over again in your math and science classes here at ASD. This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 1. This course is also offered Weeks 3 and 4.

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Organize Yourself!

Grade Level: 6-8

Course Description: Students at ASD can learn how to best organize themselves in order to be successful! They will participate in organizational activities, and also learn some tips and tricks about staying organized. This will also give them a head start on knowing what materials are required for their classes next year.

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Health (Two Week Course: Week 2)

Grade Level: 10th - 12th

Course Description: This summer course will allow students to get their health graduation requirement completed in just 2 weeks as opposed to taking the semester long course during the school year. It is a great option for students expecting a full course load next year! This will be graded as a pass/fail course that will go on the student's transcripts. This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 1.

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The Science and Practice of Yoga

Grade Level: 8th - 12th

Course Description: Did you know that practicing yoga could not only make your body stronger, but your mind as well? During this course we will spend time looking at the science and history behind yoga and meditation, exploring the benefits of the practice and experiencing a variety yoga styles. Come with a yoga mat, water bottle and wearing comfortable clothes! This course will count for 12 hours of P.E. credit.

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Programming Simple Video Games with PyGame

Grade Level: 7th - 9th

Course Description: If you've ever wanted to create your own video games, but didn't know where to start, this is the course for you. Students will learn the basics of the Python programming language and its PyGame expansion, and then employ these tools to code simple puzzles and games. Learn the technical language of video games, and then develop your own spin on simple classics. Builds on skills learned in 2D Computer Graphics and Animation. Taking both is recommended, but not required if you have prior experience with computer programming.

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Storytelling and Public Speaking

Grade Level: 6th - 12th

Course Description: Story Telling and Public Speaking - A journey through various mediums of storytelling including, oral storytelling, speeches and comedey. Improvisational games will be a small section to get students comfortable with talking in front of a crowd. Each students will eventually give a speech or tell a story using the methods taught in the class. Materials are not necessary but a notebook is encouraged.

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Team Sports and Physical Education

Grade Level: 8th - 11th

Course Description: This course includes learning basic team sports; rules, strategy, and skills. and includes a fair amount of physical activity. It will meet at Greeley Park in Nashua, and it is recommended students dress appropriately. The content of this course counts as 12 hours of Physical Education towards PE credit. If you have equipment of your own, please bring it for the variety of sports.

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High Stakes Test Prep and Essays; Essay Writing for Results

Grade Level: 8th - 12th

Course Description: This workshop provides strategies for taking the SATs, ACTs, AP Exams, and other unavoidable high-stakes exams that loom in your academic future. Be prepared to work hard, take several practice tests, and evaluate your performance. The focus is on language arts & verbal aspects of these tests. This workshop tackles timed essay writing (SAT, ACT, etc.) as well as writing the perfect college application essay in 650 words or less (may touch upon resume writing, too, if time allows).

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Ethics and Philosophy in Science Fiction

Grade Level: 8th - 12th

Course Description: Come discover and explore the deeper implications of what it means to be human in some of the greatest and most famous science fiction films and literature. Topics may include things like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Isaac Asimov.

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Pottery (Two Week Course: Week 1)

Grade Level: 8th - 12th

Course Description: Have you ever wanted to use a potter's wheel and make a clay pot? Or learn how to properly build a slab piece of art or even just do pinch pots? AnDrew French is ASD's Tech and Environmental Science Teacher and also the IT Guy. He also used to be an Art Major in college and would love to share his knowledge. Your work will be bisque-fired so that you can then glaze your art for a second firing and then take it all home! Our high school students can earn a half-credit (0.5) in Art toward your high school graduation requirements. So come get muddy, get creative, and get credit all while having fun with Art. This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for the Week 4 session. There is an estimated $25 fee for the clay, glazes and firing costs.


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