2020 Registration

Please note:

Registration for Summer Academy 2020 will only be available online.  Please be aware that registration may potentially close on day one due to high demand. Students will be able to select from any available course within your grade level, on the website.  If your first choice is not available, you have the option to enroll in another course or sign up for the course waiting list.  Students may only enroll in one course. Because courses fill up quickly, prior to registration, we encourage you to find 3-5 courses that could interest your student. 

Below you will find the projected courses for 2020.  A course list will be finalized in January.  

Registration will open at 7:00 AM CST on March 2nd.

You may only register for one course at Summer Academy

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  • Class # 0    Grades: 1

    First Grade Project

    In an effort to offer multiple choices to students completing first grade, multiple patterns and impressions strands are offered.

    First Grade Project - Language Arts

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    First Grade Project - Math & Science

    30 in stock

    First Grade Project - Variety

    30 in stock

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  • Class # 1    Grades: 1- 2

    Exploring Habitats through STEAM

    Do you love learning about exotic and unheard of animals? Building and designing things? If so, then Exploring Habitats Through STEAM is the perfect place for you! Join us this summer designed for 1st and 2nd graders to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills, ingenuity, and problem solving mindset, all while exploring various animal habitats.

    Exploring Habitats through STEAM

    9 in stock

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  • Class # 6    Grades: 2- 3

    Pay To The Order Of…

    How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In our class you will have the opportunity to become an expert on a career that you choose.

    Pay To The Order Of…

    7 in stock

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  • El Mercado 2
    Class # 8    Grades: 2- 3

    El Mercado

    Imagine going to flea markets of the Spanish-speaking world. Imagine being surrounded by the art, clothing, music, dances, families, food, folktales, history, games and beautiful buildings of Hispanic culture.

    El Mercado

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  • From Story to Stage
    Class # 9    Grades: 2- 3

    From Story to Stage

    Bring your imagination and your favorite story or book, and From Story to Stage will guide you through the process of changing your selection into a script for a play.

    From Story to Stage

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 10    Grades: 2- 3

    Written & Illustrated By You!

    HELP WANTED! The Summer Academy Publishing Company is looking for authors and illustrators. Love books? Can you read, write and draw? Great – you’re hired!

    Written & Illustrated By You!

    7 in stock

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  • SA Inventions & Engineering 2
    Class # 12    Grades: 2- 3

    Inventions & Engineering

    Did you know that some of the world’s finest inventions like bubble gum, Coca-Cola, Band-Aids and Post-it notes were invented by chance? We think the next great inventor might be joining this class!

    Inventions & Engineering

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  • Class # 16    Grades: 2- 3

    Strategy Games of the World

    In this exciting class, you will learn the history of some challenging games, the rules to play, and thinking strategies that will help develop your problem-solving abilities.

    Strategy Games of the World

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 17    Grades: 2- 3

    International Detectives

    Being an International Detective means having the opportunity to explore a variety of nations, while solving local riddles and mysteries.

    International Detectives

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 18    Grades: 2- 3

    Ocean Adventures

    Have a “whale” of a time fishing for exciting underwater facts and fun! Map the oceans, learn about waves, tides, and ocean critters through hands-on activities, experiments, computers, books, and videos. Go under the sea with your new friends to investigate various mammals, fish, invertebrates, and crustaceans! Do you like art projects? Each day we … Continue reading Ocean Adventures

    Ocean Adventures

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  • Class # 20    Grades: 2- 3

    ArtCycle

    In this class we will re-use and re-purpose everyday objects that we often overlook and combine them with some new art materials in order to create amazing artwork.

    ArtCycle

    3 in stock

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  • Tech Ninja Class
    Class # 21    Grades: 2- 3

    I’m a Tech Ninja!

    This summer you will become a tech ninja and have an App-Mazing time in this tech-novation class!

    I’m a Tech Ninja!

    7 in stock

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  • Class # 23    Grades: 2- 3

    Predators of the Sea and Sky

    Sharks and raptors: terrifying or awe-inspiring? Join us as we search the skies and seas to discover the truth behind birds of prey and sharks. Through books, videos, hands-on activities, and online research we will learn how these predators hunt, how their physical traits make them unique, their importance to the ecosystem, and threats they … Continue reading Predators of the Sea and Sky

    Predators of the Sea and Sky

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  • Safari
    Class # 24    Grades: 2- 3- 4

    The Safari

    Experience life in a Swahili market place as you speak Swahili to barter for the food we cook. Travel to a local African restaurant to taste the flavors of Africa.

    The Safari

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 25    Grades: 2- 3- 4- 5

    Japan

    Come learn about Japanese culture and life with us. We’ll look at foods, clothing, ceremonies, and festivals. We’ll try our hands at origami and other oriental arts.

    Japan

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  • Rock World
    Class # 26    Grades: 3- 4

    Rock World

    On our journey we will grow a rock, drop and roll a rock, study a rock, wear a rock, and yes, even love a rock! You will be astounded and impressed at the many things we will learn and notice about rocks.

    Rock World

    6 in stock

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  • Class # 28    Grades: 3- 4

    Adventures In Art

    Are you interested in learning new ways to create Art? In Adventures in Art you will work with a variety of art media as you create different styles and types of art. Famous Artists related to each area will be studied as well. Your three-dimensional experience will include hand-building clay pottery plus creating Hanging Mobiles … Continue reading Adventures In Art

    Adventures In Art

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  • Class # 29    Grades: 3- 4

    It’s Greek to Me

    Explore ancient Greece by embarking on a B.C.E journey that promises to enthrall!  Your travels will begin with the Minoans (5000 years ago) where you will create a labyrinth to test out on our class mouse, Achilles, design a fresco to enjoy for years to come, and make a toy used by children then and … Continue reading It’s Greek to Me

    It's Greek to Me

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  • Class # 30    Grades: 3- 4

    The Power of Water

    Have you noticed how much of your world is about water? In the hot days of summer, water is especially fun to explore. Get curious about how water affects us and can be used by us. Splash, pour, and manipulate water to figure out what it can move, how it behaves, and to develop a … Continue reading The Power of Water

    The Power of Water

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  • Class # 31    Grades: 3- 4

    I Survived…Using STEM

    Have you read and enjoyed reading any of the I Survived series of books?  Or have you been curious about how you might survive an unimaginable disaster, if so, come and join us for an exciting and breathtaking exploration of surviving an extreme weather event and an uncertain expedition to Mars. We will investigate and learn about extreme weather conditions … Continue reading I Survived…Using STEM

    I Survived...Using STEM

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  • Class # 32    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    To Be an Artist!

    How do artists get ideas? Inspiration is all around us.  Artists know how to look at the world through “artist eyes” noticing colors, patterns, textures, interesting lines and incorporating them into their artwork.  The course is meant to guide kids through the creative process to inevitably unleash their creative potential. In this course students will … Continue reading To Be an Artist!

    To Be an Artist!

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  • Class # 34    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    Go West Young Woman

    Let’s step back over a hundred years ago as we visit Gibb’s Farm, Gammelgarden Musuem and Kelly Farm. We’ll learn how pioneers and Native Americans helped each other.

    Go West Young Woman

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  • Cool Caves
    Class # 35    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    Cool Caves

    Come to this class and understand what most people only see. Visit real caves. Create realistic caves. Challenge people’s knowledge of caves.

    Cool Caves

    7 in stock

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  • Class # 37    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    Are YOU a Mythbuster?

    We will explore myths about the Moon, Pirates, Earthquakes, Cooking, Magic and much more!

    Are YOU a Mythbuster?

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  • Photo Academy
    Class # 39    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    Photo Academy – Learning to ‘Click’

    In this class you will become more confident using the features of a digital camera and learn fundamental photography techniques.

    Photo Academy – Learning to ‘Click’

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 40    Grades: 3- 4- 5

    Journey into Japan!

    Come join your fellow TOMODACHI (friends) in learning about Japan. We will dive deep into the Japanese culture and language!

    Journey into Japan!

    5 in stock

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  • Class # 41    Grades: 3- 4- 5- 6

    Design Studio

    You will work in a group to come up with a logo for a fictitious sports team and, as the artist of your own business, you will be commissioned by a client in the Summer Academy to design a logo for their class.

    Design Studio

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 42    Grades: 3- 4- 5- 6

    Clay The Architectural Way

    If building with clay sounds like fun, then this combination will be a blast.

    Clay The Architectural Way

    3 in stock

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  • Tech Ninja Class
    Class # 43    Grades: 4- 5

    I’m a Tech Ninja Master!

    This summer you will become a TECH NINJA and have an App-Mazing time in this TECH-NOVATION class!!! After earning your Tech Ninja iPad License, we will learn how to use various tech tools to produce APP SMASHING movies, FLY DRONES using Swift Playground and Tynker, design your own app, code/create “OzoLands” with Ozobots and Dash Bots, and remix Scratch Makey Makey programs.

    I'm a Tech Ninja Master!

    8 in stock

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  • Graphic Novels
    Class # 45    Grades: 4- 5- 6

    Graphic Novels: Stories in Words & Pictures

    Come explore this increasingly popular style of literature…the graphic novel.

    Graphic Novels: Stories in Words & Pictures

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 46    Grades: 4- 5- 6

    Castles, Kings & Other Things

    This class will take you back to explore how battles were won or lost, how castles were built and learn the devastating facts about the Black Death.

    Castles, Kings & Other Things

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 47    Grades: 4- 5- 6

    Stop Motion Animation

    Lights, Camera, ACTION! In this class we will become filmmakers using the amazing technology of Stop Motion Animation.

    Stop Motion Animation

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 48    Grades: 4- 5- 6

    Physics, Physics, Physics!

    Does a 310 metric ton hovercraft “floating” on air completely baffle you? It sounds like you are more interested in physics than you thought!

    Physics, Physics, Physics!

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 49    Grades: 4- 5- 6

    The Art of Mathematics

    Do you love to create your own designs? Do you love math? In this NEW class, curious students will independently and collaboratively explore, create, and investigate the many ways art and mathematics come together in our world.

    The Art of Mathematics

    5 in stock

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  • Class # 50    Grades: 4- 5- 6- 7- 8

    SA Players Presents: Cinderella (A Modern Makeover)

    The stage… the lights… the music… the applause! Theatre is a magical experience where you can learn, laugh, play, and have a ridiculously good time. Join us this summer as we use creativity and skill to bring to life a story on the stage to share with others.

    SA Players Presents: Cinderella (A Modern Makeover)

    5 in stock

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  • Class # 51    Grades: 5- 6

    Architectural Design

    Would you like to design your own dream house? Then construct a scale model of your design? In this course you will get to do both and much more.

    Architectural Design

    2 in stock

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    Class # 52    Grades: 5- 6

    Chemistry: Fun with Matter

    This class is not just for science geeks – it’s for anyone who wants to have fun and learn more about how the world works at the same time. Plus, you’ll get to wear some really stylish goggles!

    Chemistry: Fun with Matter

    3 in stock

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  • Incredible Machines
    Class # 53    Grades: 5- 6- 7

    Incredible Machines, Devices & Gizmos

    You will learn how engineers and architects work by designing, then building a 21st century environment or even your own mechanical pinball machine.

    Incredible Machines, Devices & Gizmos

    7 in stock

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  • Video Games for Good
    Class # 55    Grades: 5- 6- 7- 8

    Video Games for Good!

    In this class we will not only create video games, but also partner with local non-profit organizations.

    Video Games for Good!

    29 in stock

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  • Class # 56    Grades: 5- 6- 7

    Mathematical Escapes

    Speculate, Collaborate, Articulate If you enjoy collaborative problem-solving with a purpose than Mathematical Escapes is perfect for you! Be warned, this is not your traditional math class.  Mathematical Escapes will open your eyes to the intriguing world of mathematics, free from formulas & lectures. After trying a few escape room activities participants will work in … Continue reading Mathematical Escapes

    Mathematical Escapes

    30 in stock

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  • Class # 57    Grades: 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11

    Simulation Games

    If you enjoy exploring historical “what ifs” and replaying battles that changed history, this is the experience for you.

    Simulation Games

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 58    Grades: 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11

    Clay Studio

    Come, play in the mud with us! Clay mud, that is. For three great weeks we will discover the joys of working in clay.

    Clay Studio

    3 in stock

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  • Class # 59    Grades: 6- 7

    Science in the Kitchen

    Do you love to play around in the kitchen and try out new recipes? Do cooking and baking feel like magic to you? This course will teach you the secrets of successful recipes by exploring the science behind food safety, food preservation, baking, and cooking.

    Science in the Kitchen

    4 in stock

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  • Class # 60    Grades: 6- 7- 8

    Astronomy: Our World in Space

    In 1609 Galileo Galilei invented a telescope that magnified objects twenty times. With it, he mapped our moon, discovered the four moons of Jupiter, and observed phases of the planet Venus. This marked the beginning of a scientific revolution regarding human knowledge of space. The discoveries since that time have led to a much deeper … Continue reading Astronomy: Our World in Space

    Astronomy: Our World in Space

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  • Class # 61    Grades: 7- 8- 9

    A Chemist’s #1 Tool – The Periodic Table of Elements

    Have you ever wondered why cars rust? What makes the colors in fireworks? How dirty, smelly, and oily (all around gross) water is purified and cleaned?

    A Chemist’s #1 Tool – The Periodic Table of Elements

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    Class # 65    Grades: 7- 8- 9- 10- 11

    Teacher Assistant Program (TAP)

    Summer Academy’s Teaching Assistant Program (TAP) matches you with a Summer Academy teacher. You will experience what it’s like to teach bright and talented students like you. TAP students need to be mature, responsible, dependable, caring, highly motivated, self-disciplined and have good interpersonal skills. You must be in good standing at your school with no … Continue reading Teacher Assistant Program (TAP)

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