Class Descriptions

 

We are back - "Live" for 2022!  Build your child's schedule with the half day (am or pm or whole day) classes you want from one of our three 2-week sessions, selected from our comprehensive array of Academic, Enrichment, and Fitness classes! Academic classes are taught by credentialed teachers using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach that incorporates interactive learning activities designed to make learning enjoyable, while enrichment & fitness classes are taught by instructors with course appropriate experience and/or credentials.

View BAPA 2022 Schedule →

Registration Steps:

  1. Visit https://communityed.smccd.edu/ to register your child(ren) for BAPA.
  2. Click the orange “Register for a Course” button in the upper right corner.
  3. In the black bar below the CommEd logo, select "Login" OR "Create New Account". You must create a separate account for each child, in their name.
  4. Once you have logged in, click on “BROWSE” beneath the black bar, select the “ALL CLASSES” option, and then scroll to the bottom to view “BAY AREA PATHWAYS ACADEMY”. There are three sessions to choose from. Select the session you wish to register your child. Then select all of the classes you wish for that session so that they go into your cart.
  5. If you wish to only register your child for one session, continue to check out. If you wish to register your child for additional sessions, go back to Step 4 above.

 

"I am so thoroughly impressed with BAPA! My kids were on the younger side but learned more in those 2 weeks then they did in the spring! Please keep it going and consider elementary school aged classes!! The time length of the classes and the teachers were superb"


"Thank you for everything even though we are going through rough times. It was great to have my son in the classes. Thank you to the office staff always great and getting back to me on a timely matter." “A very well run program!” 

 

"Thank you for offering a flexible schedule over the summer. Math class was very organized and teacher was great. Thank you very much again."

 

"My son learned alot in sign language and wants to continue learning it."

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Enrichment Course Descriptions

BAPA enrichment classes are taught by instructors with course appropriate experience or credentials. Each one-week session includes a variety of enrichment classes. Content for some enrichment classes varies for each week session, while others reinforce skills. See course descriptions below for details.

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Animation & Video with Canva (all grades)

Did you know you can create awesome videos and animated GIFs without having to learn iMovie or Adobe Premiere? Canva, a free online graphic design maker is an easy and FUN tool to make beautiful graphics in minutes. In this session, we'll learn how to create videos that can be used on websites, school presentations, text messages and more! 

Technical requirements: Create a free account at Canva.com/signup before the session and bring your login and password. 

Session and Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 3 
Session 2: Session 2 
Session 3: Session 3 

Debate (all grades) 

Debating is still a must-have skill, but today's students no longer have access to the benefits of debate training enjoyed by their parents and grandparents. This class will provide students with a clear understanding of debate strategies, including how to use them and how to defend against them, and the opportunity to practice in-class debating in a safe and supportive environment. Students will develop stronger listening, critical thinking, persuasive, and debate skills.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 2 
Session 1:  Period 6 
Session 2: Period 3 
Session 2:  Period 6 
Session 3: Period 2 
Session 3: Period 8 

Creative Writing: Fiction (all grades)

How can you make that character more complicated? How can you make a plot more surprising? How can you use words and sentence structure to make your stories un-put-down-able? This session is designed for fiction writers who have already written fiction. We’ll take a deeper dive into the world of fiction through exercises and workshops of original student writing. A final class session will give details and advice on publishing their writing.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 2
Session 1: Period 6
Session 2:  Period 2 

 

Leadership 101 (all grades)

Truly great leaders understand that leadership is an activity, not just a position. Develop a better understanding of the skills used by influential leaders and learn to use them in your everyday life. Watch your relationships change as you take responsibility for your own actions, learn ethical ways to influence or persuade others, and focus on giving before getting.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 5 
Session 2: Period 1
Session 3: Session 6 

Creative Writing: Poetry (all grades)

We know the basics of what makes a poem different from other forms of writing – line breaks, stanzas, and attention to language – but this class will give students an extended experience with the form. Designed for poets who have written poetry, we’ll spend more time thinking about voice and tone; figurative language and metaphor; stanzas, lineation, and structure; and sound and rhythm. Students will engage in a revision of some of their work. A final session will give details and advice on publishing their writing.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 2 Only:  Period 8

Planning Your Future Career (all grades)

Learn the difference between a job and a career, as well as how to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents. You will also learn more about the variety of exciting careers available in the Bay Area.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 
Session 1: Period 8
Session 2:  Period 8

Sign Language (all grades)

Learn to make and understand basic sign language and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL)! Add sign language to your verbal skills and expand your brainpower and your ability to communicate with deaf or hard-of hearing friends or family members.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 3
Session 2: Period 6
Session 3:Period 6
Session 3: Period 3

Drama Club (all grades)

Enter the ridiculously funny world of improv while building your ability to tell exciting stories, invent interesting characters and act out hilarious scenes. This class will help you develop your improv and performance skills in a safe yet fun environment while you enhance your creativity, learn to focus on what others are saying, increase your risk-taking and overcome shyness. If you’re ready to jump in, have fun, work with others and discover your voice, then this is the class for you! 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 1 
Session 1: Period 8 
Session 2: Period 1
Session 2:  Period 8 
Session 3:  Period 1
Session 3: Period 8 

 

Graphic Design with Canva (all grades)

Did you know you can create awesome graphics, presentations and flyers without having to learn Photoshop? Canva, a free online graphic design maker is an easy and FUN tool to make beautiful graphics in minutes. In this session, we'll learn how to create graphics that can be used on websites, school presentations and reports, Zoom backgrounds, posters and printables! 

Technical requirements: Create a free account at Canva.com/signup before the session and bring your login and password.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 8 
Session 2:  Period 8
Session 3:  Period 8

Money Guru (all grades)

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but you can learn to grow your bank account through financial savvy. It has been said that budgeting is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. Learn financial principles, budgeting, savings, and investing and start practicing the skills needed to set yourself up for future financial success.  

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 2 
Session 1: Period 6 
Session 2:  Period 8 
Session 3: Period 3
Session 3: Period 6

Digital Photography DSLR (all grades)

Have fun learning how to use a DSLR camera, and take amazing photos! In this hands-on course, you will learn how to shoot great digital photos from a professional photographer and photography instructor. Fun activities include outdoor nature and landscape photography, portrait photography using studio lighting, still-life creative photography, live painting, post-processing using Adobe Lightroom, and supportive critiques! This is a great class for beginners who love photography and want to learn how to take beautiful professional images. Bring a camera and your manual.

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4  
Session 2:  Period 6
Session 3: Period 4

Digital Photography with Cell Phones (all grades)*

Have fun learning how to use a cell phonecamera, and take amazing photos! In this hands-on course, you will learn how to shoot great digital photos from a professional photographer and photography instructor. Fun activities include outdoor nature and landscape photography, portrait photography using studio lighting, still-life creative photography, live painting, post-processing using Adobe Lightroom, and supportive critiques! This is a great class for beginners who love photography and want to learn how to take beautiful professional images. Bring a cell phone and your manual.

*Students will need to purchase and download the following App: ProCam 7 (approx. $6) before the class begins.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 5 
Session 3: Period 7 

Digital Animation (2D) (all grades)

Want to bring your drawings to life? In this course you will learn how to develop concepts, storyboarding and production of 2D animations. Emphasis will be on the conceptualization, creativity, and foundations of animations. This course will cover the basics of animation using Adobe Animate CC software. If you want to learn how to bring your drawings to life, this project-based learning class is for you! 

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 2 
Session 2: Period 2 
Session 3:  Period 2



Graphic Novel Production (all grades)

They say that pictures are worth a thousand words – but what is a picture worth when combined with words?

Students will explore the power of combining words and images through the medium of graphic novels. Through short readings and exercises, we’ll produce original graphic narratives to discuss in workshop. Students can use digital tools (design software/apps) or analog tools (paper, etc.). All art and writing skill-levels are welcome!

Session & Period Choices:

Session 2: Period 7

Spanish (Beginner 1) (all grades)

This beginner Spanish class is for students who are learning Spanish for the first time. Lessons will include pronunciation practice, mastery of basic phrases to communicate with Spanish speakers, and vocabulary building. Build your confidence as you master the beautiful language of Spanish!

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 8 
Session 2:  Period 3
Session 3: Period 6

Spanish (Beginner 2) (all grades)

Spanish (Int.) (all grades)
This intermediate class is aimed at learners who have already learned basic Spanish and are eager to improve their skills. Lessons will include a focus on communicating in whole sentences, mastering useful phrases for a variety of everyday situations, pronunciation practice and more. Take your Spanish to the next level with this fun and enriching class.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 7 
Session 2: Period 2 
Session 3: Period 7 

 

Public Speaking  (all grades)


Learn to stay calm, capture audience attention and present clearly! Develop your communication and leadership skills, get tips on overcoming nervousness, learn how to organize and present your ideas logically and persuasively, practice careful listening, and practice giving helpful feedback.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 8
Session 2:  Period 8 
Session 3: Period 8 

AI 4 Youth (all grades)

AI for Youth (all grades)
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has become more and more prevalent in the products and services we consume. AI4Youth seeks to prepare today's youth to be shapers of tomorrow's technologies rather than simply passive consumers. Students will learn age-appropriate AI concepts, enjoy hands-on learning experiences with AI tool, and discuss ethical issues related to AI.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 6
Session 2:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Not Offered in Session 3

Digital Imaging (Beginner) (all grades)

Explore the principles of digital imaging with Adobe Photoshop. Students will  be introduced to fundamental skills and concepts to create visually and ideationally compelling imagery.  Hands-on activities will include: digital painting, digital drawing and illustrating, digital imaging and graphic design.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 7
Session 2:  Period 4 
Session 3: Period 6 

Pencils & Pastels (all grades)

It's incredible what you can create with pencils and pastels! Develop your skills in both pencil sketching and pastels to create wonderful works of art that reflect your creativity and personal style. Materials not provided. Materials are required to be purchased; details coming soon. 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 1
Session 1: Period 6 
Session 2: Period 1 
Session 2: Period 5
Session 3: Period 1
Session 3: Period 5

Chess Club (all grades)

Build or grow your chess skills this summer through a combination of instruction and chess playing.  Engage in class tournaments and enjoy the fun and excitement of chess. Open to all skill levels. 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 1 & Period 5
Session 2:  Period 1 
Session 3: Period 6 

Study Strategies (all grades)

How did you learn how to ride your bike? Someone probably gave you a few lessons and then you practiced a lot. You can learn how to study in much the same way. No one is born knowing how to study. You need to learn a few study skills and then practice them.  Why work on your study skills? It will make it easier for you to learn and do well in class, especially as you move up to middle school and high school. Learn the steps to study smarter and make a study plan that works for you to be successful! 
 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 1 & Period 8
Session 2:  Period 1 & Period 6 
Session 3: Period 1 & Period 8

Self Management Using Growth Mindset (all grades)

Develop a growth mindset and overcome the limitations of fixed mindset thinking. Explore the power of the growth mindset and how to build your ability to overcome challenges through insightful strategies that will help you throughout your entire life to succeed.  Using a growth mindset will allow you to learn from your failures and mistakes and persevere to accomplish your goals.  You will  learn to self manage by  planning your goals and tasks, executing a goal and reflecting on the goal once completed.  

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 8
Session 2:  Period 1 & Period 7 
Session 3: Period 1 & Period 8 

Climate Change Issues and Actions  (all grades)

If you are passionate about the environment and want to learn more about what is going on with the climate crisis, then this is the course for you!  In this 2-week course, students will explore WHY the climate crisis is occurring, its effects on different ecosystems and Earth processes, and ways we can each contribute to changing the course of climate change.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 1 & Period 7
Session 2:  Period 3 & Period 7 
Session 3: Period 1 & Period 8

Gardening


Do you like plants?  Do you want to learn how to make them grow?  This class look at decorative houseplants, herb gardens and patio vegetable gardens.  We will explore soil science and methods to creatively keep plants alive.
 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 8
Session 2:  Period 1
Session 3:  Period 8

Nature Connections


In this class we will practice mindfulness with nature by going on walks around the college campus, sketching plants, learning to identify plants, making art with folliage, vegetable and fruit tastingmaking your own herb garden, tending to a worm compost and observing insects.
 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 7
Session 2:  Period 3
Session 3:  Period 7

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Roblox

Roblox Coders & Entreprenuers-Session 1 Only (Periods 1 & 2 and Periods 7 & 8) (all grades)


Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 


 Offered in Session 1 only.  

Session & Period Choices:  

Session 1:  Periods 1 & 2
Session 1:  Periods 7 & 8

 

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers

eSports

E sports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers-Session 1 Only (Periods 3 & 4 and periods 5 & 6) (all grades)


Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 

Session & Period Choices:  Session 1 ONLY  

Session 1: Periods 3 & 4
Session 1:  Periods 5 & 6

JavaScript Developer Jam 

Jam

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Session & Period Choices:  Session 2 ONLY.  2 period class.

Session 2:  Periods 1 & 2

Session 2:   Periods 7 & 8

Python Programmers 

Python

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA?  ?Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!?  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

Session & Period Choices:  Offered in Session 2 only-2 period class

Session 2:  Periods 3 & 4

Session 2:  Periods 5 & 6

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers 

Minecraft

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 3 Only:

Session 3:  Periods 1 & 2

Session 3:  Periods 7 & 8

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game 

Rocket Kart

This class covers two periods. If you register for the morning class, you must register for both periods 3 & 4. If you register for the afternoon class, you must register for both periods 5 & 6.

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  Only offered in Session 3.
 

Session & Period Choices:  

Session 3:  Periods 3 & 4

Session 3:  Periods 5 & 6

Academic Course Descriptions

BAPA academic classes are taught by credentialed teachers using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach that incorporates grade-appropriate content with hands-on, enjoyable learning activities designed to make learning richer for students. Academic classes are labeled by grade, so that you can choose a class that matches the grade level your student will enter in fall 2021. For example, if your child is going to enter 7th grade in the fall, then they are a rising 7th grader and would generally take the Level 7 classes. You may choose a different (higher or lower) grade level for your child if you feel that your student needs to learn content (in Math, for example) that is different than the content for the grade they will be entering in the fall after summer camp.

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“He finds the topics and discussion very interesting and helpful. I never see him so excited about going to an English class. Thank you! At the end of the camp, he said – ‘I think I actually like English now’. Unbelievable :)”

“Thanks for the wonderful program and summer. Wish we had done it sooner!”

"Fun, educational, independent college-like format."


"It's a great value and a great program. I always feel like my son gets a head start on the upcoming school year from attending."


"It is a fantastic way to keep the kids actively learning over the summer, and gives them a taste of the college experience!"

Math 6

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) 9 day session-prorated  Topics will include a review of the different types of numbers such as decimals, fractions and negative numbers as well as how they are used to describe applications.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Topics will include how to write, interpret and use expressions and equations to solve problems.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 2 
Session 2: Period 7 
Session 3: Period 2

Math 7

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include a review of ratios and rates, how they connect to whole numbers, and using them to solve problems.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) 9 day session-prorated  Topics will include operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.

Session 3 (7/18-7/29) Topics will include basic concepts from statistics and using these ideas to draw inferences about populations.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 7
Session 2:  Period 2 
Session 3: Period 7 

Math 8

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session 0will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) 9 day session prorated  Topics will include grasping the concept of a functions and using functions to describe applications.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29)  Topics will include an introduction to geometry by analyzing two- and three-dimensional figures.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 2 
Session 2: Period 7 
Session 3: Period 2

Math 9

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core math topics through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their math skills while having fun. Students will be assessed on the first day of class to ensure they are in the appropriate math level. Each session will have a specific focus. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include the study of algebraic manipulation and its connection to functions.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15)  9 day session prorated  Topics will include the the study of linear relationships, and applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Topics will include the geometry of congruence, measurement, and the Pythagorean Theorem.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1: Period 7
Session 2:  Period 2 
Session 3: Period 7 

Writing Skills 6, 7, 8

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core writing skills through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their writing skills while having fun. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Session & Period Choices:

Grade 6 Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 3
Session 2: Period 6
Session 3: Period 3

Grade 7 Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 6
Session 2: Period 3
Session 3: Period 6

Grade 8 Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 3
Session 2: Period 6 
Session 3: Period 3

Writing Skills 9

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core writing skills through fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their writing skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus in a grade appropriate manner. Topics and level of difficulty will be adjusted for each grade level class. 

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Practice writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) Practice writing informative/explanatory texts to exam a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Develop topic or thesis statements, organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contract, and cause/effect.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 6
Session 2: Period 3 
Session 3: Period 6

Science 6: Earth Science

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each week session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include modeling earth’s cycles and energy flow.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15)  Topics will include investigating geoscience processes involving fossils and rocksTopics will include modeling earth’s cycles and energy flow.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29)  Topics will be include applying models to analyze and predict climate patterns.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 7
Session 2: Period 2 
Session 3: Period 7

Science 7: Life Science

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.   

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include cell biology and evolutionary ideas.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) Topics will include body systems (circulatory, respiratory, etc.) and their interactions.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Topics will include energy flow and how food is rearranged through chemical reactions.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 2
Session 2: Period 7 
Session 3: Period 2

Science 8: Physical Science 1

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include an introduction to Newton’s Laws.

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) Topics will include analyzing Magnetic and Electric Forces.

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29) Topics will include investigating gravitational attraction and kinetics.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 7
Session 2: Period 2
Session 3: Period 7

Science 9: Physical Science 2

Students will participate in hands-on learning that reinforces core science topics from the Next Generation Science Standardsthrough fun activities designed to make learning enjoyable and memorable. Classes are designed to help students improve and reinforce their science skills while having fun. Each session will have a specific focus as described below.

Session 1 (6/20 to 7/1) Topics will include identifying periodic table trends and chemical properties..

Session 2 (7/5 to 7/15) Topics will include investigating chemical bonding and chemical reactions..

Session 3 (7/18 to 7/29)  Topics and activities will include investigating   reaction rates and modeling nuclear reactions.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 2
Session 2: Period 7
Session 3: Period 2

Fitness

BAPA fitness classes are taught by instructors with course appropriate experience or credentials. Each two-week session includes a variety of fitness classes.  See course descriptions below for details.

Tennis

Girls Basketball (all grades)


Learn key basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. You will also enjoy opportunities to play and put your skills into practice! This class is girls only and open to all grade levels.

Technical requirements: Create a free account at Canva.com/signup before the session and bring your login and password. 

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4
Session 2: Period 4 
Session 3: Period 4

Boys Basketball  (all grades)

Learn key basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. You will also enjoy opportunities to play and put your skills into practice! This class is for boys only and open to all grade levels.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 5
Session 2: Period 5 
Session 3: Period 5

 

X-Fit Bootcamp (all grades)

This group session will consist of fun obstacle courses and circuits to help you move more efficiently. Problem solving, teamwork, and maneuvering will allow you to be more effective in everyday settings.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 2: Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Period 4 & Period 5

 

Yoga (all grades)

Are you looking to relax and become more focused? This class will encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness and interpersonal skills. Complete with balancing poses, breathing exercises, and creative relaxation techniques.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 2: Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Period 4 & Period 5

 

Dance (all grades)

This exciting class is the perfect opportunity to learn different styles of dance, including Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and more! Explore new dance techniques and build confidence while you brush up on your skills and make new friends! This is one class you won't want to miss!

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 2: Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Period 4 & Period 5

 

Coed Soccer (all grades)

Enhance your understanding of the game of soccer while making new friends. Develop your physical fitness and teamwork skills and participate in competitive games. Take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your skills in one of the world’s favorite sports!

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 2: Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Period 4 & Period 5

Tennis

Love tennis and want to improve your game? Wimbledon is just around the corner and it’s time to get back on the courts. Are you the next tennis superstar? Learn the basics and improve your tennis skills while having fun with friends new and old. You must bring your own tennis racket.

Technical requirements may require modest purchase fees; details coming soon.

Session & Period Choices:

Session 1:  Period 4 & Period 5
Session 2: Period 4 & Period 5
Session 3: Period 4 & Period 5

Basketball

"My child felt very safe. It was a great way for him to establish independence."

"Fun experience, good location, and the time/schedule are great for parents that work."

"My son really enjoyed the class and learned Photoshop skills he will use in the future

""Fun experience, good location, and the time/schedule are great for parents that work."  

"Varied curriculum and well organized instruction." 

"I think the BAPA program is very organized with helpful staff, coupled with flexible schedules." 

"Staff was very helpful and attentive toward the students."

“The teachers and staff I met were really kind and caring. He liked his classes and really enjoyed this experience!" 

"It's a very well rounded program and they take great care of the kids."

“She had never taken sign language before and enjoyed learning a new skill.”

“My daughter...learned things not typically taught at school or other camps. She is more self confident and is more willing to interact with others. She learned the skills how to deal with people as well.”

"It’s a good variety of classes to choose from and gives the students a taste of college life"

"I have recommended the program to many of the parents of my children’s friends every year since my eldest first enrolled in the program. The course offerings typically are a wonderful mix of academics, athletics, and arts. The program is organized and run very well."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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