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Taught by Digital Dragon

1 hr, Wednesdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Students begin by learning about organizations and companies, how those companies built their product and their brand, and how they market themselves. Following these examples, they develop their own business idea; a lemonade stand, selling friendship bracelets, or a dog-walking business, for example. Students then put together a mission statement and a business plan. Finally, students learn how to use digital editing software programs to create a logo, explore the concept of branding and use other digital tools to develop their first business!

1 hr, Fridays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This course is designed with those students in mind who find math challenging. It is for students who may not be quite ready for Pre-Algebra and are aged 12 or older. Emphasis is placed on strengthening all foundational mathematics skills and organization for mathematics study skills. Topics include arithmetic with whole numbers, study of integers, order of operations, fractions, multiples, least common multiple, factors, greatest common factor, rules of divisibility, working with formulas, word problems, problem solving strategy, and introduction to variables, variable expressions, and evaluating expressions in preparation for pre-algebra or algebra.

This is a yearlong course that meets two days a week for one hour each day. Students are required to attend all classes and do work outside of class. Please make sure your student has at least 30 minutes each day of the week to devote to math outside of attending class.

1 hr, Mondays & Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm

In this class we go on excursions to the LA River. We study the river habitat including the wildlife and native and non-native plants. We’ll talk about the natural and cultural history of the river, discuss the importance of the river for Los Angeles, and investigate the restoration plans proposed by the City of Los Angeles. We talk about the river’s watershed, the water cycle, and plastic debris pollution and how the changes have impacted the river’s marine environment over the last decade. The class includes excursions to the LA river, lessons in the classroom, and labs.

1.5 hr, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Math is woven into almost everything we do. We use math when we plan a trip, cook, buy a car, and determine if we can afford to rent our first apartment.  This class explores how to figure these things out. In addition to some fundamentals like earning money and budgeting, we will also learn how the stock market works! The students will set up their own stock portfolios in the beginning and manage them throughout the semester. This class gives the students a realistic understanding of the cost of living but delivers it in a hands-on and fun way.

1 hr, Mondays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pre-Algebra is the bridge between arithmetic and algebra. Our approach to pre-algebra is to begin with a thorough review of everything that has to do with arithmetic. We want to become masters of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using all rational numbers. In addition to mastering these concepts for all rational numbers we cover Integers, fractions, decimals, terms and expressions, order of operations, properties, equations, inequalities, ratios, proportions, rates, percents, problem solving strategy, powers and roots, square root algorithm, understanding place value (expanded notation), scientific notation, Pythagoras’s Theorem, perimeter and Area of triangles, rectangles, and circles, basic geometric constructions, and perspective drawing.

This is a yearlong course that meets 2 days a week for 1 hour each day. Students are required to attend all classes and do work outside of class. Please make sure your student has at least 30 minutes each day of the week to devote to math in addition to attending class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 AM.

Pre-requisite for this class: Students must know multiplication tables, division facts, and have some level of comfort working with fractions.

This course has a required textbook.

1 hr, Wednesday & Fridays, 9:00am - 10:00am