In an effort to offer multiple choices to students completing first grade, multiple patterns and impressions strands are offered.Full details
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. Take a look at the 2019 Courses!
Registration will open at 6:00 AM CST on March 2nd.
You may only register for one course at Summer AcademyX
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 in a NEW CLASS 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.Full details
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 AdventuresFull details
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 SkyFull details
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 ArtFull details
Minnesota is a delicious place! Thanks to the many different people in our state, we have a wonderful mix of ideas, stories, music, languages, clothes and best of all, food! Come learn about the many groups of people that call Minnesota home. Join us to cook delicious food from all over the world and explore … Continue reading Common Ground: How Minnesota EatsFull details
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 MeFull details
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 WaterFull details
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…Full details
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!Full details
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.Full details
Speculate, Collaborate, Articulate Do you enjoy tackling challenging math problems? Do you like observing patterns and making connections? If you do, then Mathematical Investigations is the course for you! Be warned, this is not your traditional math class. Here you will collaborate with fellow mathematicians to discover multiple solutions to challenging mathematical tasks. Each day … Continue reading Mathematical InvestigationsFull details
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.Full details
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?Full details