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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

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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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.


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NEW! Our ACT Prep weekend workshop provides concentrated and focused practice of the types of questions appearing on the test. Sessions present strategies and techniques for approaching the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections to help maximize your scores on test day. Tuition includes books, and refreshments. (Course designed for students 15 and older. Current or previous Algebra II is recommended.)


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Weekend Workshops resume this fall, meeting on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Tuition includes books, materials, 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. (Course designed for students 15 and older. Current or previous Algebra II is recommended.)


This course meets November 23 and 24: Sat 9am-1:30pm, Sun 1-5:30pm, BUS, Room 115
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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In this exciting program new to UR, and in partnership with CodeVA, students will use the VEX robot competition platform to learn about robot design, teamwork, community involvement, as well as computer programming. Working together, students will tackle the official VEX Tower Takeover Challenge. As a part of team development, students will participate in a mock competition at the end of the season. We will be working within a community of established teams throughout the course. Engineering best practices, text-based coding basics, and teamwork skills come together in this 10-week experience.


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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. As a part of team development, students will participate in a mock competition at the end of the season. 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 10-week experience. This course will be introduced in our Winter 2020 catalog!


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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. Students also earn colorful 'reading scout badges' and complete fun projects, which highlight values such as honesty, respect, caring, and accountability. During the last class, medals of achievement and certificates will be awarded to all students. All supplies are included! (Space is limited - register early. Designed for students in grades K-5.)


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