2019-2020 Homeschool & Afterschool STEAM Courses

STEAM Course are offered in blocks of several weeks based on the course. The price covers the cost of the entire course. There are no sibling discounts or reduced rates for multiple courses as space is very limited and courses fill up quickly. Dates, times and location of courses are indicated below. There is a $35 fee to cancel any course registration up to two weeks prior to the course. Within two weeks of the course, no refunds are issued. If a course is closed for registration prior to the Fall-September 10 or Spring-January 8, please contact the office to be placed on a Waiting List. (All Fall Courses will close online September 10 but some that begin later may have spaces available. All Spring Courses will close online January 8 but some may have spaces available. Contact the office at 341-1400 for information after those dates each semester.)

FALL SEMESTER 2019

Cake Decorating
Ages 8-15     Tuesdays     2:00pm-3:30pm
September 10, 17, 24    October 1, 8, 15                                                               $110

AAALC is putting the Arts in STEAM. Have you ever heard the term "too pretty to eat"? Do you wonder how cake artists create such beautiful desserts? Students will join a local cake artist to learn the skills needed to create detailed masterpieces, bringing home sweet treats as they learn the decorating techniques associated with the use of each tool. They will let their imaginations run wild as they put their skills to the test and learn the various ways art can feed the body and the mind! Incoming 3rd through 8th graders will meet from 2:00pm-3:30pm Tuesdays. All costs to cover materials/supplies needed for each program are included. Instruction and projects will be adjusted to the age and abilities of the campers.

Physical Education
Ages 6-15   
10 week course  Wednesdays  2:15pm-3:15pm
September 11, 18, 25  October 2, 9, 16, 23  November  6, 13, 20                    $110

Ignite Sports will join AAALC once per week with a proven curriculum that introduces students to Physical Education, Health/Wellness and Sports, motivating young people to embrace a healthy lifestyle at an early age while learning the rewards of teamwork and the fundamentals of sports and fitness.

FIRST LEGO League Junior Discovery
Ages 3-5         Wednesdays      2:15pm - 3:15pm   or  3:15pm - 4:15pm           $79
Session 1: September 18, 25  October 2, 9, 16, 23   or 
Session 2: October 30  November 6, 13, 20   December 4, 11     
**Students should only choose one time slot and one session. (Example: Session 1-2:15pm-3:15pm)                                                                                                                               

FIRST LEGO League teams for children ages 5 – 15 are available via the FIRST LEGO League tab on this site. FIRST LEGO League Junior Discovery series is a new for our pint sized scientists will be offered in six week sessions. This year’s First LEGO League Jr Discovery challenge is Boomtown Build! Teams of 4-6 children will learn how structures are built and explore some of the problems of designing buildings for different purposes,  that can be used for lots of different people. Teams will think and behave like architects and engineers, developing their ability to work as a team, observe, answer questions, gather information, listen, take turns, share ideas, collaborate and think critically. Additional challenges will be provided to families to complete at home. No experience is required!

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Ages 6-15      Wednesdays   3:15pm-4:30pm 
September 18, 25  October 2, 9, 16, 23                                                             $69

Cold air rushing out of a limestone sinkhole atop a big hill is often the first way explorers discover caverns deep under the earth. Once inside stalactites and stalagmites can be found throughout and often beautiful bodies of water. Homeschoolers will take a tour, Virtual Reality style, of some of the most amazing things seen deep inside our earth. They will “unearth” the secrets it holds and learn about what makes up this beautiful planet and complete a variety of related experiments.

Etiquette 
Ages 6-15      Wednesdays   3:15pm-4:30pm
October 30   November 6, 13, 20    December 4, 11                                           $69

Manners are critical to your child’s success both socially and professionally. This interactive program will introduce children to essential manners and important social skills to increase their confidence in any situation. Daily activities will include role play, discussion, hands-on activities and more. Topics will be covered in a fun, engaging manner and will teach students lessons on: Posture, Confidence, Handshakes, Eye Contact, Grooming, Attire, Sportsmanship, Digital Diplomacy, Parties/Playdates, Invitation, Host/Guest Relations, Thank You Notes, Table Manners and more…

Polar Express: Full STEAM Ahead
Ages 4-11     Wednesdays      3:15pm-4:30pm 
November 13, 20  December 4, 11                                                                         $49                                       

It's full S.T.E.A.M. ahead as we board The Polar Express! Can participants make it to the North Pole by completing various related science, technology, engineering and math challenges? Students will make their own "bell", study gravity in order to fly, build a bridge for the train, design a toy and create a gift box. Will they be able to handle the journey and its challenges to share hot chocolate and cookies with Santa? We shall see....

SPRING SEMESTER 2020:

Physical Education
(Entering 1st - 8th grade)  
10 week course  Wednesdays  2:15pm-3:15pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29  February  5, 12, 19, 26  March 4, 11                               $110

Ignite Sports will join AAALC once per week with a proven curriculum that introduces students to Physical Education, Health/Wellness and Sports, motivating young people to embrace a healthy lifestyle at an early age while learning the rewards of teamwork and the fundamentals of sports and fitness.

FIRST LEGO League Junior Discovery
Ages 3-5         Wednesdays      2:15pm - 3:15pm   or  3:15pm - 4:15pm                                $79
Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29  February  5, 12 or 
Session 2: February 19, 26 March 4, 11, 25 April 1 
**Students should only choose one time slot and one session. (Example: Session 1-2:15pm-3:15pm)                                                                                                                               

FIRST LEGO League teams for children ages 5 – 15 are available via the FIRST LEGO League tab on this site. FIRST LEGO League Junior Discovery series is a new for our pint sized scientists will be offered in six week sessions. This year’s First LEGO League Jr Discovery challenge is Boomtown Build! Teams of 4-6 children will learn how structures are built and explore some of the problems of designing buildings for different purposes, that can be used for lots of different people. Teams will think and behave like architects and engineers, developing their ability to work as a team, observe, answer questions, gather information, listen, take turns, share ideas, collaborate and think critically. Additional challenges will be provided to families to complete at home. No experience is required!

Buggin’ Out
Ages 6-9        Wednesdays   3:15pm-4:30pm      
January 8, 15, 22, 29  February  5, 12                                                                         $64

Homeschoolers will enjoy a week full of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math as they learn how important insects and bugs are to the world. They will examine the creepy, the crawly, the silly and the strong as they observe, explore and compare. Young entomologists will understand the ecology, classification, behavior, life cycle, population and physiology of insects and bugs. Be careful! Campers may come home with a few new pets.   

Kitchen Chemistry 
Ages 10-16   Wednesdays   3:15pm-4:30pm      
January 8, 15, 22, 29  February  5, 12                                                                          $64                                                        

Big Ideas: Chemistry, Forces, Interactions, States of Matter, Structure, Properties, Energy, Physical Science, Ecology and Environmental Science What is peanut butter without jelly? Why can't oil and water get along? Did Kermit and Miss Piggy ever fall in love? Students will discover the explosive combinations that result when chemistry is at work. What substances create something new and different? Which ones don't like each other? This program will be provided with goggles, lab coats and lots of excitement! Different experiments such as an exploration of color and light, states of matter and rocket launches, are provided based on the ages/grade levels of the children but no one leaves disappointed and most leave with a special concoction or experiment to take home and share!

Force & Motion @ RUSH Trampoline Park
Ages 5-15      Thursdays        2:00pm-4:30pm    
January 9, 16, 23, 30   February 6, 13                                                                                     $149

AAALC and RUSH are teaming up to offer a one of a kind STEAM class experience. Campers will spend each week at RUSH Trampoline Park in Jensen Beach exploring the science behind jumping, flipping and parkour! Half the session will be spent in classroom lessons on force, motion, energy and related Physical Science, while the other half will be spent jumping, experiencing and experimenting with what they have learned. Is your child familiar with Newton’s Laws of Motion and how they are evident in the world around us? What is the difference between kinetic, potential and thermal energy and why does it matter? Students will be provided with experiences that allow them to observe, record, experiment and understand what forces are at work when objects move! Students will be taught and supervised by certified teachers and will participate in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities prior to participation on the trampoline floor. Cost includes all jumps, socks and related course materials.

Video Game Design 
Ages 9-16   Wednesdays    3:15pm-4:30pm
February 19, 26 March 4, 11, 25 April 1                                                                                       $69

Is your child interested in creating their own video games? Does your child have an imagination that can take them anywhere? Would you like them to be able to continue their work after camp is over? Join AAALC for an incredible camp week that will continue long after it’s over. Campers will use computer technology to build and design their own video games. They will begin by creating characters and settings and will continue by telling their stories through a game board that is brought to life with technology, transforming learning from the paper and putting the final product into the hands of campers. They will learn to use this tool at the Center and can continue at home, long after camp is over. The possibilities are endless!

Farm to Table: You Are What You Eat      
Ages 9-16   Wednesdays    3:15pm-4:30pm
February 19, 26 March 4, 11, 25 April 1                                                                                         $139

This delicious trip into STEAM will cook up some chemistry, melt into math and complete excellent edible engineering projects. Using farm to table foods, campers will study various science, technology, engineering and math concepts related to healthy food! This is a fun, interactive camp that engages children from start to finish. Campers will learn various gardening techniques and will prepare healthy lunches daily from fresh produce. Note: Campers will be exposed to many different kinds of foods and food prep. Campers will not need to bring lunch unless they want an alternative to the daily meal prepared. Please do not register your child for this camp if he/she has food allergies that will be dangerous to participation.

STEAM Buffet
Ages 4-16     Wednesdays      2:15pm-3:30pm
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6                                                                                                              $64

It’s all hands on deck as students enter the wondrous world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! This course will be filled with explosive, hands on STEAM experiments that cover each of the core areas of STEAM. Scientists will have a variety of experiments to choose from each day and will be provided time and materials to dive deep into whatever interests them most. They can work in groups or alone but will experience and enjoy the magic of STEAM. This structured but unstructured setting will allow each camper time to explore his/her own mind and examine whatever excites them most!

Minecraft Education: Engineering Challenge
Ages 8-16       Wednesdays       3:30pm-4:45pm
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6                                                                                                     $64

Scientific American declared, "...not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging." Minecraft meets S.T.E.A.M. as students are challenged to create items based on the popular Minecraft game. Participants will be challenged to design and capture a Creeper, build a block tower and Minecraft blocks, create an animal pen and much more. These S.T.E.A.M. engineering activities will utilize Minecraft to engage children through project based learning.

*Registration for these courses must be done through the website and are separate from full day homeschool classes that are offered.

 

Math, Reading, Science & Social Studies Courses

AAALC has 2-3 spots open in Subject Area Courses for homeschool students to choose a la carte options taught by engaging, certified teachers. Costs range from $149/month to $295/month depending on the subject and level. Courses available are:
 
Math: Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6, 7, 8, Algebra (A placement test is required for upper level math) 
          Gr 2-8 meet 4/days per week    Algebra meets 3/days per week
Reading/Language Arts: Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8
          Meets 4/days per week    
Science: Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 
          Meets 2/days per week    
Social Studies: Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-8 (US History)  
          Meets 2/days per week 
 
To inquire, please complete a form via Contact Us. Include your child(ren)'s first name, grade and subject areas of interest. The Program Coordinator will reply within 24 hours to answer questions and share specific scheduling information.
 
Note: Interested students should complete the entire course as demand is high and space is very limited. Registered students must agree to attend all classes, except due to illness or vacation in order to meet all the grade level expecations for the course. Students must sit in on one class prior to being accepted into the course. Students completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion for meeting grade level expectations. *Gardiner Scholarship recipients can be reimbursed for these courses.