Saturday Enrichment Program

Do you have a bright and curious student from Kindergarten to Grade 12 who demonstrates above-average academic abilities or achievement? If so, Highland's Saturday Enrichment Program is designed specifically for you and your child!

High-Level Enrichment Courses Over Five Saturday Mornings
Our highly-respected Saturday Enrichment Program, originally formed in partnership with the University of Virginia, is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Parents must submit their application and payment to secure your spot in this enrichment program. Seats are limited and our most popular classes fill quickly. You can register now for any of our SEP courses at this link.

Both fall and winter sessions of classes are held on the Highland School campus and run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for five consecutive Saturdays. Cost is $185 per student. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. 

2017 - 2018 SEP Classes
Classes in our 2017-2018 Saturday Enrichment Program offering are designed to challenge students with engaging, project-based learning designed specifically for the age of the students in the class. We've organized them by age-group with all appropriate courses included. For a complete description, please click on any of the expanding boxes below:  

Kindergarten/First Grade Classes

Sharks
Instructor: Kimberly Oswald
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Do you enjoy watching shark week? Join us as we will learn about their Anatomy, Habitat, Species, Diet, and Conservation.

Planets and Stars 
Instructor: Anastasia Roberson  
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Let's explore the planets and stars! Join me as we take a closer look at Venus, Jupiter and Mars just to name a few. In our time together, we will learn facts and make our own fabulous models of the wonderful planets. For just a few hours and weeks we will leave our planet and see what else we can learn about the Milky Way Galaxy!

Minecraft
Instructor: Tim Ruff 
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Join us as we explore the world of Minecraft. Whether your new to the game or an accomplished player, join our experts as we delve deeper into the world of Minecraft.

Second/Third Grade Classes

Are you a Picasso or a Michelangeo 
Instructor: Barbara Love
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In this class we will use a variety of mediums to create art as we study the Masters and learn about some major trends in art history. We will sculpt, draw, and paint using mediums from tempra to water color while studying the styles of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Seurat, van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, and O’Keeffe. We will lie on our backs as we paint as Michelangelo did, decipher da Vinci as we learn his secret of writing his plans backwards, and take a trip to Tahiti and the South Seas as we discover what Gauguin used for his inspiration. My goal is to give students as many ways to create their own art as possible, while learning about many amazing artists, their styles, and the artistic periods during their lifetimes. 

 

Minecraft
Instructor: Tim Ruff
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Join us as we explore the world of Minecraft. Whether your new to the game or an accomplished player, join our experts as we delve deeper into the world of Minecraft.

Wizarding World
Instructor: Angela Colella Mesin
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Wizarding World? Have you ever been tempted to enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Well now you can! Join us during SEP for Harry Potter related crafts, classes, food, and discussions. You'll be on your way to becoming a real wizard in no time!

Fourth/Fifth Grade Classes

Archery
Instructor: Melissa Pennell
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Come learn the history and fundamentals of archery! Learn the principles of form and alignment, shooting rules, anatomy of equipment, eye dominance and how to hit the target. Participants will learn the basics of archery, mechanics, and illustrate how math and science integrate into your everyday practice of this sport! 

Intro to Programming
Instructor: Ronnie Dasgupta 
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This popular course is an excellent introduction to programming for students of all ages, with no coding experience needed. This course incorporates fun, visual features to teach the systematic computing language, Python. While learning to code in Python, students will be able to observe their code in an illustrative patterns and designs.

We integrate principles of art/design, computer science, and geometry all tied into one course! The programming concepts covered include: Boolean’s Variables, Conditionals, Conditional Statements, Loops, and Functions. This course is basic and fun for non-STEM majors and people currently introduced to STEM.

Minecraft
Instructor: Tim Ruff
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Join us as we explore the world of Minecraft. Whether your new to the game or an accomplished player, join our experts as we delve deeper into the world of Minecraft. 

Wizarding World
Instructor: Angela Colella Mesin
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Wizarding World? Have you ever been tempted to enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Well now you can! Join us during SEP for Harry Potter related crafts, classes, food, and discussions. You'll be on your way to becoming a real wizard in no time!

American Sign Language
Instructor: Heather Reeve
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Come learn to communicate with people, regardless of what language they speak or if they can speak at all, in this American Sign Language (ASL) class! Through kinesthetic and interactive activities, you will learn how to sign your name, have a basic conversation, “sing” your favorite song, and play games in American Sign Language!

Math Mysteries
Instructor: Andrea McEvoy
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Description coming soon!



Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade Classes

Archery
Instructor: Melissa Pennell
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Come learn the history and fundamentals of archery! Learn the principles of form and alignment, shooting rules, anatomy of equipment, eye dominance and how to hit the target. Participants will learn the basics of archery, mechanics, and illustrate how math and science integrate into your everyday practice of this sport!

Intro to Programming
Instructor: Ronnie Dasgupta  
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This popular course is an excellent introduction to programming for students of all ages, with no coding experience needed. This course incorporates fun, visual features to teach the systematic computing language, Python. While learning to code in Python, students will be able to observe their code in an illustrative patterns and designs.

We integrate principles of art/design, computer science, and geometry all tied into one course! The programming concepts covered include: Boolean’s Variables, Conditionals, Conditional Statements, Loops, and Functions. This course is basic and fun for non-STEM majors and people currently introduced to STEM. 

Learn to Code using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds
Instructor: Michelle Randolph
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In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts of software development and write code using Swift on school-supplied iPads. Students who know how to code have improved problem solving, organization, and logic skills. Learning the basics of coding is the first step to developing mobile apps and more!

Wizarding World
Instructor: Angela Colella Mesin
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Wizarding World? Have you ever been tempted to enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Well now you can! Join us during SEP for Harry Potter related crafts, classes, food, and discussions. You'll be on your way to becoming a real wizard in no time!

*NEW* Upper School Classes

Learn to Code using Apple’s Swift Playgrounds
Instructor: Michelle Randolph
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In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts of software development and write code using Swift on school-supplied iPads. Students who know how to code have improved problem solving, organization, and logic skills. Learning the basics of coding is the first step to developing mobile apps and more!

Wizarding World
Instructor: Angela Colella Mesin
Register Now 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Wizarding World? Have you ever been tempted to enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Well now you can! Join us during SEP for Harry Potter related crafts, classes, food, and discussions. You'll be on your way to becoming a real wizard in no time!

Archery
Instructor: Melissa Pennell
Register Now

Come learn the history and fundamentals of archery! Learn the principles of form and alignment, shooting rules, anatomy of equipment, eye dominance and how to hit the target. Participants will learn the basics of archery, mechanics, and illustrate how math and science integrate into your everyday practice of this sport!

Register for SEP Programs Today
To register for any of our upcoming Saturday Enrichment Program classes, click here.

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