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Beyond the Ordinary Experience!

From guitar lessons to SAT/ACT prep, give your kids a fun and educational experience with CSM's incredible Kids' and Teen College Courses.

Our comprehensive and exciting courses for ages 6-17 give them the opportunity to explore their interests on a college campus while discovering themselves.

AAY-5030 Organizational and Study Skills (Ages 12-17)

Just as a carpenter needs the right tools and skills to frame a house, your child needs the right tools and study skills to be successful in school. Thankfully, you do not have to teach your child great organizational and study skills alone. Using a variety of study tips and strategies, this course will help your child identify their individual learning style, become more confident in handling school assignments, and improve time management; all skills that align well with high school and college and career readiness standards. This amazing class will help your child build great habits that can last a lifetime.

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AAY-7860 SAT/ACT Prep (Ages 14-17)

This class will teach you how to attack the SAT/ACT and win! Prepare for the math and the critical reading and writing portions of the SAT/ACT as well as the science portion of the ACT. It is intended to strengthen test-taking skills by focusing on familiarization with SAT/ACT-type questions, developing test-taking strategies, managing test panic and increasing confidence and speed. A review of test content includes basic math, algebra, geometry, data analysis, statistics, and probability as well as reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing and science. The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition will be provided and is included in the cost of the class.

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AAY-8170 Intro to Painting (Ages 5-7) – Homeschool

Intro to Painting is designed to teach young students the fundamentals of painting. Step by step, students will go into detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish. Students will learn how to mix colors and learn the correct direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject. Topics include painting vocabulary, basic color theory, and painting techniques to create a vibrant painting.

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AAY-8680 Intro to Music (Ages 5-7) – Homeschool

Are you ready to take a musical journey through all the elements and instruments of music? Your early musician will be given hands-on opportunities to try many instruments like woodwinds, brass, percussion strings, and voice. Other fun, hands-on activities will keep the students so excited that they will want to discover music all year long!

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AAY-8030 Intro to Science (Ages 5-7) – Homeschool

Intro to Science is a simple, hands-on science program that builds upon a weekly concept. This class is a fun way for little scientists to begin learning basic science concepts. It contains activities in chemistry, biology, physics, and geology.

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AAY-9240 Intro to Technology (Ages 5-7) – Homeschool

Fun, exciting and challenging activities await you as you are introduced to a variety of relevant technologies. Students will build circuits as well as build and program robotic devices. Use a Global Positioning System to play a high-tech game of hide and seek. Practice skills such as orienteering, treasure hunting, and waymarking--better known as Geocaching. Discover the fundamentals of technology. This class is collaborative and students will work in teams for most of the program.

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AAY-9310 Elementary Physics (Ages 7-10) – Homeschool

Elementary Physics is designed for young scientists interested in finding out how things work. Students will take a closer look at the mysteries of magnetism, the enigma of energy, the lure of light, the facts of forces, and other physics principles.

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AAY-8670 Elementary Painting (Ages 7-10) – Homeschool

Elementary Painting is designed to teach students from beginner to moderate, the fundamentals of painting. Topics will include brushes and equipment, perspective, mixing colors, lighting, shadow, reflections, texture, and techniques for achieving a desired effect. Students will discover new and exciting techniques in art creation.

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AAY-9260 Elementary Coding and Robotics (Ages 7-10) – Homeschool

Elementary Coding and Robotics with LEGO WeDo 2.0 will show you how to program motors and sensors to build multiple robotic creations. Learn the basics of linear graphics using LEGO Scratch software. This class is collaborative and students will work individually as well as in teams.

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AAY-8040 Elementary Spanish (Ages 7-10) – Homeschool

Students will explore simple grammar and vocabulary as well as conversational topics including greetings, names, numbers, colors, and telling time. Role-playing opportunities will be provided. A brief introduction of Hispanic and Latino cultures throughout the world will also be discussed. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

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AAY-8230 Basic Painting (Ages 11-14) – Homeschool

Basic Painting is designed to teach students from beginner to moderate, the fundamentals of painting. Step by step, students will create incredible detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish. From explaining exactly how to mix every color down to the percentage of paint used as well as what direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject.

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AAY-9350 Basic Coding and Robotics (Ages 11-14) – Homeschool

Basic Painting is designed to teach students from beginner to moderate, the fundamentals of painting. Step by step, students will create incredible detail of every aspect of creating a painting from start to finish. From explaining exactly how to mix every color down to the percentage of paint used as well as what direction to apply brushstrokes while painting a subject.

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AAY-6020 Basic Spanish (Ages 11-14) – Homeschool

This introductory Spanish course explores simple grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of the language. Conversational topics will include greetings, names, numbers, colors, and telling time. Students will learn simple grammar rules and vocabulary building to begin to write basic sentences. Role-playing opportunities will be provided.

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AAY-9390 Basic Physics (Ages 11-14) – Homeschool

Students will discover the world of physics with a vast range of experiments, science fair projects, interesting facts, amazing videos, and much more. Learn about gravity, electricity, magnets, gears and all kinds of interesting physics topics.

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AAY-5640 Fundamentals of Physics (Ages 14-17) – Homeschool

Fundamentals of Physics will introduce the basic concepts of physics, including motion, forces, energy, momentum, gravity, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electrostatics, magnetism, electrical circuits, and quantum structure. The course uses a variety of methods of instruction, including reading, research, online discussion, experiments, and problem-solving.

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AAY-6520 Speaking Spanish (Ages 14-17) – Homeschool

Students will master the basics with simple conversational techniques by learning Spanish phrases, words, and expressions useful for basic conversation. Explore Spanish heritage, customs, art, and more. Students will learn to converse on everyday topics such as greetings, names, daily activities, weather, and telling time. Students will learn simple grammar rules and vocabulary building to begin to write basic sentences. Role-playing opportunities will be provided.

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AAY-9340 Coding and Robotics (Ages 14-17) – Homeschool

Do you know what a robot is capable of doing? Get ready to take control! You will build robots, program them to accomplish tasks, respond to external stimuli, and overcome challenges. Using the NXT brick from LEGO, you will control the robot using NXT programming language and software programming techniques. Experience the challenges of navigation, avoiding and climbing over obstacles, and moving objects.

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KTC-5480: Basic Acoustic Guitar – Youth

For the true beginner! Learn how to tune your guitar, properly hold and play, how to hold a pick, and how to play a chromatic scale. The rudiments of reading music, basic note reading and symbol recognition, lead guitar picking, beginning chords and strumming will also be addressed. The class will culminate with playing a simple song using G major, C major, and D major chords. Book is included in the cost of the class. Student must bring your own acoustic guitar.

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KTC-6220 Santa's Workshop - (Ages 6-14)

Deck the Halls of the Santa's workshop with a full day of creating goodies and crafts while your parents complete their holiday shopping.  Spend the day at the North Pole creating culinary delights such as decorated sugar cookies, home-made candies and so much more.  No need to pack a lunch as scratch-made pizzas will also be made!  All food and materials are included in the cost of the class. Not recommended for students with food allergies.

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KTC-9300 STEM Exploration (Ages 6-9)

The world needs more dreamers, problem solvers and thinkers. STEM Exploration allows your child to discover the fantastic world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Each session has a creative theme to inspire your child as he or she experiments with essential STEM concepts. Your child will be having so much fun, they will not even realize how much they have learned.

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PEP-5050 College Without Student Loans (Ages 15+)

Would you or your child like to apply for college but you are not sure how to pay for it? Are you overwhelmed and confused by all the financial options available today? According to Debt.org, each year an estimated $46 billion in grants and scholarship money is awarded to students to attend college. Join us and uncover the secrets to finding scholarships opportunities, and to successfully apply for financial aid awards with the goal of graduating from college debt-free! The information shared will also teach you practical strategies on how to write award-winning scholarship essays to enhance your chance of paying for the college of your choice.

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WFA-6340 Family Yoga for Homeschoolers (Ages 6-9) - Homeschool

This special yoga class (ages 6-9 plus an adult) offers home-schooled children the opportunity to practice yoga with their family members. Traditional poses such as Lion, Tree and Warrior are brought to life to help kids cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves while developing strength, flexibility, focus, coordination and balance in both body and mind. This class will facilitate your child's skills in the areas of self-regulation, concentration, mindfulness, respiration, gross motor and body awareness. Both parent and child should bring their own personal yoga mat. Class fee is for one child and one adult.

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WFA-8080 Basic Swimming (Ages 6-14) – Homeschool

This beginner swimming class is designed for elementary and middle school-aged children and provides the tools necessary to perform basic swim strokes and survival skills. Topics include breath control, flotation techniques, basic water survival skills, and the four basic swim strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly.

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