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Youth

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs for middle school and high school age students, especially focused on co-curricular topics and skills.

Our classes and programs cover test preparation and career planning for college-bound students along with educational enrichment programs for middle and high school students. Updated summer opportunities will be posted in March.

S.T.E.P.S. to Success

The S.T.E.P.S. to Success program introduces important skills, techniques and strategies to maximize success on test day, and provides advice for entry-level college and career planning.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

NEW! This ACT Prep Sunday series provides practice with the types of questions appearing on the English and Reading portions of the test. Sessions present strategies and techniques to help maximize your scores on test day. Tuition includes book, materials, and a recommended practice plan for upcoming tests.


Every week on Sunday, starting on 03/22/20 and ending on 03/29/20
Weekend Workshops resume this winter/spring, meeting on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Tuition includes books, materials, and healthy snacks/fruit/refreshments daily. Class sessions concentrate on the three major testing areas: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing, with an introduction to the Essay.


This course meets February 29 and March 1: Saturday 9am-1:30pm, Sunday 1-5:30pm
This course meets April 4 and 5: Saturday 9am-1:30pm, Sunday 1-5:30pm
This course meets May 16 and 17: Saturday 9am-1:30pm, Sunday 1-5:30pm
In this exciting new program in partnership with CodeVA, students will use the VEX robot competition platform to learn about robot design, teamwork, community involvement, and computer programming. Working together, students will tackle the official VEX Tower Takeover Challenge. We will be working within a community of established teams throughout the course where engineering best practices, text-based coding basics, and teamwork skills come together in this unique ten-week experience.


Every week on Sunday, starting on 02/16/20 and ending on 04/26/20 (excluding 04/12/20)
In our unique Learning Journey reading program, students practice valuable skills while exploring engaging short stories. In this special series, innovative activities are included which help make reading fun and add confidence to students' skill-sets. Each student receives a set of storybooks, co-authored by Broken Wings Enterprises instructor Dorothy Holt.


Every day, starting on 04/06/20 and ending on 04/09/20
What do you want to do when you finish high school? Identifying a career path is the first step in deciding what occupations and college majors might be right for you. Learn how your interests fit into career families, and then identify what possible occupations are related. This interactive workshop includes an online assessment to be completed prior to the workshop date, and the results will be handed out and interpreted during the workshop.


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Choosing the right college can feel overwhelming when deciding between options and trying to understand the requirements needed to get in. However, it actually can be a fun and exciting experience if you have the tools and knowledge needed to help you make a decision. Join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to identify colleges that offer majors that align with your career interests.


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There are so many games to play! Some involve stories, others use numbers or letters, and all present a challenge. On screen and off we will analyze what makes a good game, explore all the moving parts, and create our own games. This class takes information and logic from traditional games and applies it to the digital world.


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Our uniquely designed PSAT Prep course presents important techniques and tips for taking the test. We will cover what to expect in the Math and English sections, while practicing questions and reviewing the answer explanations. This is a great way to decrease text anxiety and gain valuable skills in a 'no pressure' class! Course is designed for students taking the test in October, who have not taken the PSAT before.


This course contains no sessions

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