Spring Enrichment 2020

We are pleased to continue offering a wide range of fun and educational enrichment classes in our after school enrichment program. All of the courses are taught by talented and experienced instructors. Each course is designed to help students develop a love for learning and explore new and different experiences. We are confident that you will find an enrichment class that is of interest to your child.

Please note the following:

  1. Registration opens on December 16, 2019.
  2. Most classes begin the week of Monday, January 13, 2020 unless stated in the description.
  3. In the event that a class meeting is cancelled, classes will be made up after the last official class.
  4. All cancelled classes result in free extended care for the duration of the intended class.

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please look through thecourse descriptions below and related details carefully.
  2. Online registration begins on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.
  3. Registration will be assigned based upon the online registration time.

Please register at Ultracamp as soon as possible. A minimum of eight students is required for a class to be held. In the past, some classes had to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment resulting from a lack of timely registration. Also, please be aware that many of our more popular classes fill up quickly.

POLICIES

CLASS CONFIRMATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you are able to register for a class, your registration is confirmed. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified if your child is admitted to a class.

REFUND POLICY

There will be no refunds or changes once you have registered for a class. 

EXTENDED DAY AND LATE CHARGES

Students taking enrichment classes will not incur extended day charges for the time prior to the class. However, students who remain in extended day five minutes after the class has concluded will be charged $20 for the remainder of extended day.

PROCEDURES

After School Procedure for Enrichment Students

All students in 1st through 5th grade who are registered for an enrichment class will be brought to their assigned Study Hall by their classroom teacher. Kindergarten students registered for an enrichment class will be brought to room 188. The instructor of each enrichment class will pick up and bring students to the proper location. At the conclusion of each class, the instructor will return all students to extended care locations.

Middle School students who are registered for an enrichment class will go to the Extended Day rooms until the start of the class. At the conclusion of the enrichment class, students can either leave campus to go home or they will wait in room S101.

 

Classes will not be held on the following dates:

 

  • Jan 6 (M), In-Service Day [childcare available]
  • Jan 20 (M), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan 24 (F),  Mass Greeting (Half Day)
  • Jan 27 (M),  Lunar New Year Holiday
  • Feb 17 (M),  President’s Day 
  • Feb 18-21 (T-F),  February Break [mini camp available]
  • Mar 12 - 13 (Th-F),  In-Service Days [mini camp available]
  • Apr 3 (F),  LS P/T Conf. & PD for ECD [mini camp available]
  • Apr 10 (F),  LS P/T Conf. & PD for ECD [mini camp available]
  • Apr 13–17 (M-F), Spring Break [mini camp available]
  • Apr 24 (F), MS P/T Conference (no school for MS only)
  • May 1 (F), MS P/T Conference (no school for MS only)
  • May 25 (M),  Memorial Day
  • Jun 11(Th), Last Day of School (Half Day)

 

 

 

ECD Enrichment Class Schedule

All ECD enrichment classes held at Alice A. Carnes Center, 42/52 Waller Street.
Classes listed in gold box are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

 Consious Caterpillars: Yoga
3:30 - 4:30
Room 2

1/13 - 6/8

Creative Dance
3:30 - 4:30
Room 2

1/15 - 6/11

Preschool Science Experiments
3:30 - 4:15
Room MPR

1/15 - 5/20 

 

 Toyology
3:20 - 4:20
Room 1

1/17 - 6/5

Chinese Martial Arts
3:45 - 4:30
Room MPR

1/13 - 6/8

Creative Exploeres Mixed Media Art
3:30 - 4:15
Room MPR

1/14 - 6/9

 

 

AcroSports
3:30 - 4:30
MPR

1/17 - 6/5

 Bricks4Kidz

3:30 - 4:05
Room 3

1/13 - 6/8

     

 

Lower School Enrichment Schedule (Oak Campus)

All lower school enrichment classes held at 150 Oak Street.
Classes listed in gold box below are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Chinese Folk Dance
(1st - 2nd) 3:00 - 4:00
(2nd - 3rd) 4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

2/3 - 6/8

 Jedi Engineering using LEGO
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 180

1/14 - 6/9

 Chinese Folk Dance
(K only) 3:00 - 4:00
(4th - 8th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room PAR (39)

1/29 - 6/10

 Toyology
(K Only) 3:00 - 4:00
(1st - 4th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room 156

1/16 - 6/4

Cardboard Architect
(1st - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 388

1/17 - 5/1

Mixed Media Art Exploration
(K - 2nd) 
4:00 - 5:00
Room 182

1/13 - 6/8

Play with Clay
(1st - 2nd) 
3:30 - 4:30
Room 262

1/14 - 5/26

Youth Chinese Music Ensemble
(4th - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 497

1/15 - 6/10

 Drawing/Painting & Watercolor
(K - 2nd)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 262

1/16 - 6/4

 Chess
(K - 1st) 3:30 - 4:30
(2nd - 5th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 156

1/17 - 6/5

Athens Debate
(4th - 5th)
3:30 - 5:30
Room 358

1/13 - 6/8

Ice Cream Run
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Oak Gym

1/14 - 5/19

SpyKids STEM
(2nd - 4th)
3:15 - 4:45
Room 356

1/15 - 5/27

Story Writing & Illustration Workshop
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 358

1/16 - 5/14

Intro to Coding
(3rd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:15
Room 356

1/17 - 6/5

Math Olympics
(5th Only) 3:05 - 3:50
(4th Only) 4:05 - 5:05
Room 55

1/13 - 6/8

Math Olympics
(3rd Only)
3:05 - 4:50
Room 55

1/14 - 6/9

Conscious Caterpillars: Yoga
(K - 5th)
3:00 - 4:00
Room MPR2

1/15 - 6/10

SpyKids STEM 
(1st - 2nd) 
3:15 - 4:45
Room 261

1/16 - 5/28

Funky Bunch Hip Hop
(K - 3rd)
3:00 - 4:00
Room PAR

1/17 - 6/5

Claymakers
(3rd - 8th)
3:45 - 4:45
Room 262

1/13 - 5/18

AcroSprots
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room MPR2

1/14 - 6/9

 Knit Creation

(2nd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:45
Room 156

1/15 - 5/27 

Watercolor
(2nd - 5th)
4:15 - 5:15
Room 262

1/16 - 6/4

Chinese Martial Arts
(2nd - 5th)
4:15 - 5:15
Room PAR (39)

1/17 - 6/5

Jewelry Making
(K - 5th)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 261

1/13 - 6/8

Chinese Martial Arts
(K - 1st)
4:15 - 5:15
Room PAR (39)

1/14 - 6/9

Watercolor
(K - 2nd)
4:15 - 5:15
Room 262

1/15 - 6/10

Sensational Science

(2nd - 5th) 
3:40 - 4:40
Room 273

1/16 - 6/4

 Chinese Speech Club

(3rd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:15
Room: 358

1/31 - 5/8

Intro to Chinese Music Instrument
(1st - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 497

1/13 - 6/8

 
Younger Chinese Music Ensemble
(3rd - 4th)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 497

1/14 - 6/9

 

 
Sprouts Cooking Club
(3rd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:30
Room MPR2

1/16 - 4/23

 

 Sprouts Cooking Club
(1st - 2nd)
3:15 - 4:30
Room MPR2

1/13 - 4/27

Int. Chinese Music Ensemble 
(4th - 6th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 497

1/14 - 6/9

 

Technology Garage
(4th - 5th) 
3:30 - 4:0
Room 498

1/16 - 6/4



 
 

 
Adv. Chinese Music Ensemble
(7th - 8th)
5:00 - 6:00
Room 497

1/14 - 6/9

 

 

 
 


 Lego Mindstorm Robotics
(4th - 7th)
3:30 - 5:00
@ Turk Campus

1/14 - 6/9

 

 

 

Middle School Enrichment Class Schedule

Some middle school enrichment courses are held at 150 Oak, some at 888 Turk Street as noted below.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Advanced MathCounts
(7th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N202

1/13 - 5/18

Intermediate MathCounts
(6th - 7th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N202

1/14 - 5/26

Girls Who Code
(6th - 8th)
3:50 - 4:35
Room N201

1/8 - 6/3

 SSAT Prep
(7th only)
3:45 - 5:15
Room S107 & N201

4/28 - 5/21

 
Chinese Music Ensemble
(6th - 7th)
3:30 - 4:30
Room: Learning Center

1/17 - 6/5

 

Lego Mindstorm Robotics

(4th - 7th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room N101

1/14 - 6/9

Athens  Debate
(6th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:35
Room N202

1/15 - 5/27

 

Intro to Cartooning
(6th - 8th)
3:30 - 4:30
Room N101

1/17 - 6/5

 

SSAT Prep Course
(7th Only)
3:45 - 5:15
Room S107 & N201

4/28 - 5/21

 

 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Below are class descriptions for Spring 2019 offerings in the following categories:

PERFORMING ART 

APA1. Younger Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with one-year experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Day: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 3rd - 4th, Max 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

APA2. Youth Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with two-year experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10.

 

APA3. Middle School Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with two-year experience playing Chinese instruments and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $525
Grades: 6th - 7th, Max. 8 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5

 

APA4. Intermediate Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with three-year experience playing Chinese instruments and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 4th - 6th, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

 APA5. Advanced Chinese Music Ensemble 

For students who have played in the CAIS Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]


Instructor:
Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 7th - 8th, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

APA6. Introduction to Chinese Music Instruments

Find a new interest in Chinese music instruments (Guzheng, Yangqin, or Yueqin) and learn the basic techniques through playing songs.  No experience needed. 

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor: Gongqing Luan
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $595
Grades: 1st - 3rd, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

APA7- A/B/C/D. Chinese Folk Dance 中文

CAIS after school enrichment program offers Chinese dance classes to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. This dance class will provide students with a curriculum that features training in authentic ethnic and folk dances. Students will work on their flexibility, dance fundamentals, and the basics of bearing and form. This class will perform in Mass Greeting.

[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

  • Flexibility: front and side splits, back, arms, legs
  • Dance fundamentals: body posture and coordination, balance, hand gestures, arm and leg positions, etc.
  • Form: dance combinations and basic barre practice
  • Bearing: a technique for expressing specific inner feelings through “form”


APA7-A. [1st - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: 1st - 2nd, Min. 8/Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Feb. 3, 10, 24,   Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18,  Jun. 1, 8

APA7-B. [2nd - 3rd Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: 2nd - 3rd, Min. 8/Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (16 classes) Feb. 3, 10, 24,   Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18,  Jun. 1, 8

APA7-C. [K only]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $630
Grades: K only, Min. 8/Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10

APA7-D.  [4th - 8th Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $630
Grades: 4th - 8th, Min. 6/Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10

  

 

CREATIVE ARTS

ACA1. Introduction to Jewelry Making [PreK]

Dare to dazzle with handmade jewelry pieces! This is a jewelry-making class for beginners that encourages children to explore their creativity through an introduction to interesting colors, textures, and age-appropriate jewelry-making techniques. Our classes are designed not only to entertain, but to improve hand-eye coordination, small muscle development, and pattern-making skills. Additionally, our language immersion classes provide a stimulating creative environment of creative exploration to promote early language comprehension. Boys and girls can learn the basics of beading, finger knitting and so much more! Our highly trained and fun instructors(who are native speakers in the language that they teach) create a relaxed, encouraging environment all children will love. (Class taught in Mandarin)

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: PreK, Max 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center, Max 12 participants
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

 

ACA2. Introduction to Jewelry Making [K - 2nd]

Jump into the dazzling world of beads and sparkles in this introductory jewelry making class! Students will learn the basics of jewelry making such as how to crimp, work with wire and the safe use of the tools of the trade! Boys and girls will walk away with improved hand-eye coordination, pattern-making skills, and a working knowledge of how to create jewelry from scratch - not to mention their own collection of sparkling treasures! Our native Mandarin speaking instructors will provide a fun, creative environment for students to flex their creative muscles and practice their language skills. (Class taught in Mandarin)

Projects may include different styles of bracelets, necklaces, personalized charms, rings, anklets, and much more!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. /Monday
Class Fee: $530
Grades: K - 2nd, Max 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA3. Jewelry Making & Design [Mandarin]

Revamp your accessory closet with an array of stunning & stylish jewelry pieces! This intermediate level Jewelry Making & Design class features the sparkling basics of beaded jewelry, personalized accessories through wire work, stamping and dapping on metal, and using patina, as well as the creative possibilities in using fiber elements, and seed beads, for complex designs. Practice Mandarin skills in a fun, creative environment under the guidance of our native speaker instructors!

Projects may include multi-strand bracelet designs, cowry shell necklaces, personalized rings, beaded earrings, woven cord anklets, wire worked jewelry, and much more!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. /Monday
Class Fee: $530
Grades: 3rd - 8th, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA4. Creative Explorers Mixed Media Art [PreK]

Unlock the power of creativity with Dragonfly Designs’ Creative Caterpillars Art Class! Students will explore a variety of art mediums such as clay, paint, paper, wax, dye & more.  Students will develop fine motor skills while exploring the limitless possibilities of their own creative spirits. (class is taught in Mandarin)

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Tuesday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:  (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

ACA5. Introduction to Textiles & Fiber Arts [PreK]

This class will introduce students to the basics of textile and fiber art techniques through age appropriate, tactile textiles projects. Processes such as using scissors, cutting fabric, threading needles, sewing, color theory, dyeing, stamping and fabric painting will be introduced. Children will improve concentration, focus, fine motor skills, manual dexterity and hand eye coordination. Projects may include the following: Shibori and Batik Dyeing, Woven Wall Hangings, Printed T-shirts, Decorated Tote Bags, Tie Dyeing, Finger knitting, Bean Bags. (class is taught in Mandarin)

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:  (20 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10.

 

ACA6-A/B. Textiles & Fiber Arts [Mandarin]

Tactile materials, unique projects, diverse techniques and dazzling colors take the stage in this Textiles and Fiber Arts class! Experiment with vibrant dyeing, stunning screen printing, the warmth of wool felting, fun sewing, modern macrame and so much more in this class that’s meant to engage and entertain! Projects may include the following: tie dye, wool felted stuffed animals, decorative pillows, tote bags, screen printed T-shirts, macrame bracelets, bean bags, adorable keychains, and zipper pouches.


ACA6-A. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $480
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.


ACA6-B. [3rd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $480
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

 

ACA7.  Drawing/Painting/Acrylic/Watercolor Exploration [Mandarin]

Learn the basics of drawing, watercolor and acrylic paint through mindful experimentation and colorful projects in this introductory art class! Children will learn to understand color theory, value, perspective, and the foundations of using different mediums. The group will also look at master artists of art history to get inspiration for their own creative expression. Give your child a wonderful opportunity to express themselves and build skills for a lifetime of creativity!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

 

ACA8-A/B. Mixed Media Art Exploration [Mandarin]

Experiment with materials, colors, textures and shapes in this tactile, interdisciplinary art class! Introducing a wide array of art mediums, students will be creating artworks and handmade treasures while learning the ropes around working with metal, clay, wax, paper, wood and glass. Projects might include fiber dyeing, etching, candle making, soap making, painting, jewelry design, mosaics, and so much more!

ACA8-A. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $530
Grades: K - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.


ACA8-B. [3rd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $530
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA9-A/B. Watercolor Painting Class [Mandarin]

Watercolor paint is a fascinating and wonderful medium. The beauty of it is its transparency, luminance and fluidity. In the Watercolor Painting Class, we will use a step by step method to teach students basic painting skills to deliver a quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging and educational. Students will explore the medium of watercolor paint and learn basic painting techniques as well as creative thinking and observation skills. By experimenting with these techniques, students will learn to capture the world they see around them on paper so as to discover their full potential and at the same time express their creativity.


ACA9-A. [Wednesday]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Times/Days:  4:15 p.m.  - 5:15 p.m.  / Wednesday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10.

ACA9-B. [Thursday]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Times/Days:  4:15 p.m.  - 5:15 p.m.  / Thursday
Class Fee: $500
Grades: 2nd - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

 

ACA10. Play With Clay

Explore all things messy when it comes to clay. Encourage motor development, social skills, and visual thinking through art. This class will experiment with clay in all forms (air dry, hand made, and fired) and techniques (slab, coils, pinch, smash). Students will add glaze, paint, paper, and other craft materials to create their own masterpieces. Process is emphasized over product.


Instructor:
Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $435
Grades: 1st - 2nd,  Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (14 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 10, 17, 24, Apr. 7, 21, 28,  May 5, 19, 26. [no class 2/4, 3/3, 3/31, 5/12]

 

ACA11. Wheel and Hand - Claymakers

Learn the basic skills needed to center clay and throw a pot on a wheel.  Roll a slab or create a vase completely out of coils. This class is for more advanced clay work, exploring both sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating original works of art.  Students will work on both handbuilding and throwing projects to allow each student weekly time to practice and gain skills on the wheel. This class will focus on the process of making art more than on the end result. Be sure your child wears clothes you are not afraid to let get dirty, because we’re going to have lots of fun playing in the mud!  

Instructor: Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: 3rd - 8th,  Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 13,  Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 16, 23,  Apr. 6, 20, May 4, 11, 18. [no class 3/9, 3/30, 4/27]

 

ACA12. Introduction to Cartooning [Mandarin] ~ NEW ~

Pencils up, and get ready to tell your story in this introductory cartooning class! Students will be led by our expert artist instructor in learning about character design, storytelling, world-building, and visual narratives. Build your drawing skills, express your creativity and hop into a new adventure! 

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $420
Grades: 6th - 8th,  Max. 12 participants
Location: Turk Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, May 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

 

ACA13. Makers Art Lab [Mandarin]

Incorporating the worldwide popular Maker’s Lab concept into an after school environment, we invite students to experiment with a wide range of tools, techniques and materials from the worlds of Leatherworking, Metalsmithing, Jewelry Design, and Textiles & Fiber Arts. Our highly trained instructors will walk the group through the safe use of tools and inspire students to design and create their own artworks and accessories. Interdisciplinary thinking and the execution of individual ideas will be encouraged in the open studio format.

Techniques may include the following: Leather carving, Leather Stamping, Metal Stamping and Doming, Torch enameling, Embroidery, Fiber Dyeing (Natural & Synthetic Dyes), Advanced Jewelry patterns, Ceramics, Macrame, Fabric Manipulation, Wirework.


Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $420
Grades: 6th - 8th,  Max. 12 participants
Location: Turk Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, May 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

 

 

MATH AND SCIENCE 

AMS1 - A/B/C.  Toyology: Science Through  Toys 

Sarah’s Science is bringing Toyology back this session with ALL NEW PROJECTS! New and returning students welcome! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. Project highlights this session include: Air Cannon, Light-up Conductivity Tester, Magnetic Gaussian Roller Coaster, Tube Rocket, Topsy Turvy Top, and lots more! Space is limited. For more information please visit www.sarahscience.com/afterschool or call (510) 581-3739.   

AMS1-A. [Pre-K]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $500, Max. 18 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center 
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.


AMS1-B. [K only]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $600, Max. 25 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

AMS1-C. [1st - 4th Grade]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $600, Max. 25 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

 

AMS2-A/B.  Bricks4Kidz

STEM-LEGO® is a class that explores science, architecture, engineering and technology (STEM) concepts using LEGO® bricks. Each week students focused on exciting themes such as Space, Inventions, Famous Buildings, Physics and much more.

AMS2 - A. [Pre-K]
Instructor: Stemful SF, Lyndsay Gehring
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $475
Grades: PreK, Max. 10 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13,  Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

AMS2-B. [K - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz, Lyndsay Gehring
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $525
Grades: K - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13,  Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

AMS3. Sensational Science 

Calling all scientists! In Sensational Science, young scientists will learn about the different science fields of microbiology, cell biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and more. From building 3D DNA helix to learning about polymers and cross-linking, to experimenting with Newton’s Laws of Motion, students will get exposure to these fields of science in this hands-on class.


Instructor: Stemful SF, Lyndsay Gehring
Times/Days:  3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: 2nd - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus 
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30,  May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.



AMS4. Jedi Engineering using LEGO®

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi!  Explore engineering principles as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!


Instructor:
Play-Well TEKnologies, Richard Truong
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 16 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.



AMS5. Intro To Coding

Do you love playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own? We’ll teach you to use block based language to build an exciting top down game where you can uncover hidden items, solve challenging puzzles, and battle your way through waves of enemy characters. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental computer science concepts including loops, conditionals, boolean logic, message passing and variables, using an intuitive and beginner-friendly interface.

This course is taught by a team of experienced coders from a variety of backgrounds, and designed for newcomers with little to no previous coding experience. Lessons available for returning students. Let the games begin!

Advance students can work in Javascript.


Instructors:MV Code Club
Class Fee:$750
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24,  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

 

AMS6-A/B/C. Chinese Math Olympics 

This is a virtual classroom that will adopt mathematics teaching techniques from experienced elementary Olympic Math teachers from China. Class is taught in Mandarin. Students will learn to solve the math problems developed by authentic math olympic teachers from China. Each student will have the opportunity to answer and participate in this virtual classroom. We believe that given the proper guidance and support all students can succeed in learning mathematics.  

AMS6-A. [3rd Grade]
Instructor: Olympic Math, Guoshuai Zhu
Time/Days: 3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m / Tuesday
Class Fee: $810
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(18 classes) Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9. [no class 1/21]


AMS6-B. [4th Grade]
Instructor: Olympic Math, Guoshuai Zhu
Time/Days: 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $765
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.


AMS6-C. [5th Grade]
Instructor: Olympic Math, Guoshuai Zhu
Time/Days: 3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $675
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8. [no class 3/16 & 3/23]

 

AMS7. Intermediate MATHCounts

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 23rd year at CAISMATHCOUNTS is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math.  This year’s program culminates in a city-wide Golden Gate Chapter competition on February 22nd, 2020.  Last year’s team placed 2nd in the team competition while all 4 team members made it to the final round of 16 top individual competitors.  Furthermore, the CAIS team also advanced to the Northern California State competition that took place at Stanford University. 

MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific.  Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects.  Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving.  Homework will be assigned weekly. And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child. It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well. Part of the competition allows calculators.

The Intermediate class will focus on the fundamentals of main topics such as algebra, geometry, and probabilities.  This class will be open to 6th and 7th grade students.


Instructor
: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: 6th - 7th, Max. 12 participants
Class Fee: $575
Location: 888 Campus, N202
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  Apr. 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 [no class 4/7]

 

AMS8. Advanced MATHCounts

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 23rd year at CAISMATHCOUNTS is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math.  This year’s program culminates in a city-wide Golden Gate Chapter competition on February 22nd, 2020.  Last year’s team placed 2nd in the team competition while all 4 team members made it to the final round of 16 top individual competitors.  Furthermore, the CAIS team also advanced to the Northern California State competition that took place at Stanford University. 

MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific.  Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects.  Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving.  Homework will be assigned weekly. And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child. It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well. Part of the competition allows calculators.

The Advanced class will continue to build on what students have learned from last year and practice more challenging problems.  This class will be open to previous 7th grade students as well as 8th grade students. First time students please contact the instructor before signing up for the Advanced class.  Advanced class students should also be available on 2/22/2020 for the competition.

Please also note that since this class is designed to prepare students for the competition, students should be willing to work hard and stay focused for the duration of the class. 


Instructor
: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 7th - 8th, Max. 12 participants
Class Fee: $400
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 13,  Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16,  Apr. 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18.
[less classes due to international trips.  No class 3/23, 3/30, 4/6]


AMS9. SpyKids STEM [1st - 2nd]

SpyKids STEM is Light & Wave Motion this semester. Your Cadets will learn light refraction and wave frequency via craft projects, games and team skits. Cadets will be sound waves in skits, they will craft Bat Heads to hear sound signals sent by Bat Trainers, and they’ll express various energy levels and colors depending on their assigned sound frequency. They’ll learn about sound levels and sound pollution in city & rural environments. Finally, we act out Static Electricity to lay the basis for Circuitry next semester.


Instructor:
Adventurous 
Times/Days:  3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $595
Grades: 1st - 2nd, Min. 5, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28. 



AMS10. SpyKids STEM [2nd - 4th]

SpyKids STEM is Light & Wave Motion this semester. Your Cadets will learn light refraction and wave frequency via craft projects, games and team skits. Cadets will be sound waves in skits, representing sonar signals to keep Trainer Subs safe, or expressing variable energy levels and colors depending on their assigned sound frequency. They’ll also learn about sound levels, sound pollution and basic physics of sound via Wavelength, Amplitude, and Frequency.  Finally we act out Static Electricity to lay the basis for Circuitry next semester.


Instructor:
Adventurous 
Times/Days:  3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $595
Grades: 2nd - 4th, Min. 5, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

AMS12. Design Engineering: Cardboard Mechanics

Class Description: In this Design Engineering course we will explore the in’s and out’s of cardboard through the scientific study of properties and applications used in prototype building. In Cardboard Mechanics students will expand and develop safety and technical skills for proper use of materials and engineering skills. They will learn different techniques to create elaborate intricate contraptions using analog techniques then introduced mechanical engineering through circuits and motors. Through brainstorming and group problem-solving engineering challenges, students will walk away with hands-on skills to be creative innovators. 


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $410
Grades: 3rd - 8th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2.



AMS13. Creative Explorer: Cardboard Architect

1,2,3 let’s build, explore the in’s and out’s of cardboard! In this Creative Explorer course we will explore 2D/3D building techniques to bring our imagination to life. Students will develop safety and technical skills for proper use of materials to expand their engineering skills. They will learn different techniques to create elaborate intricate designs that will go beyond cutting, gluing  and taping. Through hands on projects, students will create stories through brainstorming and problem-solving skills. Students will walk away confident creative innovators as they transcend into our city inspired theme. We will use the architecture around us to pull inspiration from as students learn how to build and construct their plans.


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $350
Grades: 1st - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24,  May 1.

 

AMS14. Fashion Engineering Artisan Series

In this Fashion Engineering Artisan Series we will refine and expand our sewing skills focused on an assortment of accessories to jazz up our everyday fashion. By the end of the course students will walk away confident designers.


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $450
Grades: 3rd - 8th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 22, 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26,  Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1.

 
 

AMS15.  Girls Who Code [con’t from Fall]

In Girls Who Code, middle school girls have an opportunity to deepen their programming knowledge in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models. The focus for Girls Who Code this spring will be a CS (Computer Science) Impact Project, which will encourage students to create something to help their community or to inspire their community to code. As in the past, students will be taught by a volunteer professional engineer from an area tech company. In addition to learning programming, girls will have the opportunity to participate in several activities over the course of the semester that will give them exposure to careers in the field of technology, such as networking events, field trips or workshops.

[This is a year round class]

Instructor: Kerri Willa
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Class Fee: $585 
Location: 888 Campus, N201
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26; Mar. 4, 11, 18; Apr. 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3. 

 

AMS16. LEGO Mindstorms Robotics

Participants will use the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system for programming and building robotic creations. The class activities will be an introduction to the main sensors, actuators, and coding concepts in the LEGO system with options for experienced students to develop robots of more complex engineering and programming. Mini projects will include topics like wayfinder robots, synchronized dance robots, and sumobots. 

Instructor: Genny Elias-Warren
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: 4th - 7th, Max. 12
Location: Turk Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 21, 28,  May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9. [no class 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 & 4/7]

 

AMS17. Preschool Science Experiments NEW

Fun experiments introduce preschoolers to basic science concepts like viscosity, color mixing, air resistance, gas formation, corrosion, magnets, force and motion, simple machines, acid and base reactions, and more.  Lab benches are fully stocked with preschooler-sized test tubes, beakers, magnifying glasses, funnels, eyedroppers, flasks, safety goggles, and more. Building executive functioning skills, learning from each other’s mistakes, expanding vocabulary, are all part of the fun and learning in this class.  Early exposure to problem-solving, growth mindset, scientific thinking, and the importance of collaboration and teamwork are core drivers of the experience. It’s a hands-on blast and every child will be called a scientist! 

 

Instructor: Evelyn Hu (CAIS PreK Parent)
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $675
Grades: PreK, Max. 18
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20.

 


CREATIVE WRITING 

ACW1. Minions, Mentors, and Monsters: A Year-Long Story Writing Workshop [Con’t from Fall]

Imagine facing thousands of flying monkeys as they send bolts of lightning towards you and your towering castle keep. Luckily, your long bearded mentor has a solution. Too weak to call upon the mythical dragon himself, he teaches the ancient, tragic poem of the Fracture, the only words that will raise the dragon from her sleep and defend those who know its song! This workshop will ask students to develop their own heroes, mentors, and tricksters, as they delve deep into the adventures, struggles, and unexpected solutions of their story worlds. We will guide students through the Hero’s Journey, the hidden, underlying structure that permeates all stories. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire students to create their own tales of fantasy, time travel, historical fiction, science fiction, or anything in between. This course will walk through all  steps of the writing process: generating first ideas, writing new scenes, organizing, integrating details, revising for clarity and logic, and editing towards a final draft. At the end of the course, students will present a reading from one of their stories.

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research papers, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta teach workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 680 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published eight anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers,Bones of Mystery,Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, Piercing the Unknown, Colorful Characters, and Hues of Hubris. These books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently compiling stories for their new podcast series.

Instructor:Royd Hatta & Shu-Hsien Ho, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $1,350
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Min. 6/Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: September 5, 2019 - May 14, 2020 (year-long, 28 sessions)
Fall (14 classes) Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26,  Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19.
Spring (14 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 23, 30,  May 7, 14. [no class 4/9]


*If you are interested in adding this class, please email Sandy Ma or Kevin Lee to check on available spots.
 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

AOI1. Creative Dance Class [Pre-K]

Get your groove on with a creative dance class that encourages natural freeform dancing rather than step-by-step routines! Covering genres from ballet to jazz, hip-hop to world and contemporary, kids learn about music as they dance with our provided props. Not only is Creative Dance a fun class, kids are also developing their motor skills, muscle coordination, and flexibility as they perform their own choreographed dances. This enriching class immerses children in the rich world of music and dance, allowing them to express their creativity in their own unique style with their peers—just don’t blame it on the boogie!


Instructors:
Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Tuesday
Grades: Pre-K
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

AOI2 - A/B. AcroSports Gymnastics 

AcroSports’ energetic class introduces gymnastics to students with a focus on coordination, flexibility, and strength. AcroSports’ age-appropriate gymnastics classes are designed to encourage students to develop spatial awareness, balance, and gross motor skills. Classes are delivered by experienced coaches using a range of USA Gymnastics approved equipment including panel mats, incline mat, springboard, balance beam and low bar.

AOI2-A.  [Pre-K]
Instructors:AcroSports, Ahmad Jones
Class Fee:$450
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center 
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24,  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5


AOI2-B. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructors:AcroSports, Jesper Tran & Terrence Williams
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.

 

AOI3 - A/B. Sprouts Cooking Club 

Sprouts’ Chefs are thrilled to share their love for wholesome food and hands-on cooking with your aspiring chefs! As we examine how and when our local food is grown, your aspiring chef will do everything themselves, from prep work ​and​ cooking to tasting and enjoying the recipe that they created!

​What’s on the menu?! All of our menus will be determined by the season’s best and inspired by local favorite flavors! We’ll be cooking with​ local farm produce and dairy to rediscover the flavors and food culture of where we live and gain confidence to cook for family and friends!  Sample recipes include quinoa veggie burgers, veggie sushi with miso soup, and zucchini cake!

We focus on simple, delicious and nutritious recipes that allow plenty of room for our aspiring chefs to add their own creative twist! At the end of each class, every child will enjoy the recipe that they made!​ All skill levels welcome!

AOI3 - A [1st - 2nd]
Instructors:Andrea Levy & Adrienne Yang
Class Fee:$575
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 1st - 2nd, Min. 10 / Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27.

AOI3 - B [3rd - 5th Grade]
Instructors:Andrea Levy & Adrienne Yang
Class Fee:$575
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Min. 10 / Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23.

 

AOI4 - A/B/C.  Chinese Martial Arts [Mandarin]

In the Chinese Martial Arts class, students will learn different basic methods of hand, leg, and jumping movements as well as Shaolin Elementary Changquan. Basic methods are usually made up of rudimentary techniques and conditioning exercises, including stances. Practicing basic kicks, punches, and stances increases strength, agility, speed, and technique. The movements of Shaolin Elementary Changquan are well arranged and regarded as the standard with a certain degree of difficulty. The whole routine is meant to be practical, usable, and applicable as well as to promote fluid motion, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Through constant practice, students will improve their strength, speed, endurance, and other physical qualities and become interested in Martial Arts. Through the challenging process of learning Martial Arts, students experience the physical benefits of strengthening their bodies and learning to defend themselves. [Max 10 participants.]

AOI4-A: [Pre-K]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$480
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:(17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

AOI4-B: [K - 1st Grade]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$560
Time/Days: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: K - 1st 
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(20 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun. 2, 9.


AOI4-C: [2nd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$420
Time/Days: 4:15- 5:15 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 2nd - 5th 
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.



AOI5. I Scream, You Scream, We Run and Play for Ice Cream  

During this class students will run to build endurance and to learn more efficient running techniques. We will also play tag games that incorporate running to help increase endurance. We will also run to Salt and Straw for an ice cream and walk back to campus.

Instructor: Michele Douglass
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $580
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28,  Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  Apr. 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19.

 

AOI6. Conscious Caterpillars: Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation [Pre-K]

Who said yoga and meditation was for adults only! This age appropriate PreK yoga class will introduce fun stretching through yoga poses and games, as well as breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for a healthy, happy child. Increase flexibility, improve coordination and get breathing with us! Om.


Instructors:
Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$525
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, Jun. 1, 8.

 

AOI7. Conscious Caterpillars: Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation 

It’s never too early to learn yoga & to meditate! Students will jump into fun, focused movement and breathwork blended with useful relaxation techniques to use at home after a hectic week of school and social activities. Dynamic yoga poses build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination while providing students the basics of life-long balance and mindfulness. Get breathing and re-centered with us! Om.


Instructors:
Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: K - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun. 3, 10.

 

AOI8. Leatherworking & Metalsmithing


Take a walk on the wild side in this advanced, mixed-media class. Students will learn the basic techniques involved in leatherworking and metalsmithing, such as stamping, dapping, burnishing, beveling, patina, dyeing, riveting, stitching and much more, while creating gorgeous accessories that are made to last! Projects may include the following: leather bound journals, stamped leather wallets, mixed-media charms and keychains, leather cuff bracelets, stamped rings and necklaces. 

Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$550
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4.

 

AOI9 - A/B. Funky Bunch Hip Hop Class

Students get down and throw down some moves to the beat like their favorite  pop stars with our easy-to-follow routines that focus on hip hop choreography, while also teaching them about the genre’s history. Combining freestyle dancing and dance routines, students get to showcase their own style while building up their coordination and rhythm skills. This energetic class isn’t just fun—it’s also ideal for building confidence and performance skills while learning about one of the most dynamic genres of music in the United States today. 

AOI9-A. [K - 3rd]
Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$475
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Friday
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

AOI9-B. [4th - 8th]
Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$415
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Friday
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, May 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

 

AOI10-A/B. Chess Class

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess improves test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior, including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!

The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school since 1982. We are an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters. For further information, please call us at (510) 843-0150, email us at programs@berkeleychessschool.org, or visit our website at www.berkeleychessschool.org

Boards and sets are provided for our classes. The minimum class size is 10; maximum is 20.

AOI10-A. Beginning-Intermediate Chess
Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: K - 1st 
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24,  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5.

AOI10-B. Intermediate-Advanced Chess Strategies and Play
Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 4:30 p.m.  -5:30 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: 2nd - 5th (Intermediate to advanced players only!)
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 17, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 20, 27, Apr. 24,  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5

 

AOI11. Athens Debate: 4th/5th Grade

WHAT CLASSES WILL CONSIST OF:

Topics Students Will Learn About: public speaking, oratory, how to make sound arguments, logic and critical thinking, technical writing, “claim, data, warrant, impact”, intro to lincoln-douglas debate, spar debate, parliamentary debate, congressional debate, impromptu speaking, the constitution, verbal static, rhetoric, crystallization, how to use analogies in debate, emotive speaking, philosophy, introduction to middle school debate and how to prepare for it, etc.

In-Class Activities, Games, and Exercises Include: SPAR debates, “Constitutional Convention”, “Debate Baseball, emotive speaking drills, impromptu speaking, mini-debate tournaments in class, crystallization drills, “Taboo Verbal Static”, philosophical discussions (for example: Is it okay to ever tell a lie? Is it your duty to give to charity?), “How Loud Can You Get”, “Running for President”, “Problem-Solution” speeches, “Tongue Twister Fun Speaking Exercise”, “Storytelling Games”,  “Making a Commercial”

ABOUT ATHENS DEBATE:

The debate program at CAIS is managed through “Athens Debate” - a program led by Sachin Jain. Sachin has 16 years of experience competing and coaching Speech and Debate. His students have achieved great success at the local, state, and national levels. He completed his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley and his Masters of Public Policy from the top ranked policy school in the country, UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Sachin has taught undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, debate at Stanford University, and at various debate academies in the Bay Area. Most notably, Sachin uses his experience in Speech and Debate to find success in the real world. He has worked in political and policy capacities at the United States Senate, White House, San Jose City Council, the Governor of California, President of the UC System, and the Mayor of San Jose. ​He enjoys teaching students how to make debate come alive for them and be applicable to their future pursuits. Debate changed his life and he hopes to do the same for all of his students. For a full description of the program you can visit athensdebate.com.

APPROACH:

Debate has the power to be transformative. With the right approach, debate can become a vehicle that channels natural curiosity towards some of life’s most challenging subjects and vexing questions. This debate program is designed to augment natural student curiosity with curriculum and an educational pedagogy that prioritizes deep learning and content mastery. In placing a premium on the mastery of logic, writing, philosophy, communication, and public policy, students develop the intellectual toolkit to tackle any issue.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEGINNER CLASS?:

This class is for 4th and 5th grade students who want to dip their toes into the exciting world of speech and debate.

RESULTS:

The debate program offered by Athens Debate has been tremendously successful. Just this past year, students from the Athens Debate program placed 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, & 10th Place at Bay Area Middle School Championship. Additionally, Athens Debate students placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th place at the California Middle School State Championships.

WHY DEBATE?

Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally. Debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently. That comfort speaking in front of others is useful in so many areas of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in college seminars. In having to master an issue from both sides, debaters learn to flex their analytical muscles, gain tolerance for competing viewpoints, and understand the intricacies of a world filled with nuance. According to Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education, debate is “uniquely suited” to build skills required of a modern citizen, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. These skills help students express their thoughts better in their academic work, in the community, at your dinner table, college, and their future careers. The College Board recently revamped the SAT test to focus more on exactly the sorts of skills debate teaches. As the New York Times explained, students taking the new version of the test must write “a critical response to a specific argument” based on analysis rather than personal experience. Debaters are used to responding to unfamiliar arguments in time-sensitive situations; thinking critically about a written passage on the SAT is not so different from responding to an opponent’s argument in a debate round. Studies have found that debaters outscore non-debaters on every section of the ACT. Studies across the country have found that high school debate improves reading ability, grades, school attendance, self-esteem, and interest in school. For those who commit to speech and debate, it offers a lifetime of benefits. Forbes published an article titled “How to Find the Millennials Who Will Lead Your Company,” suggesting that the leaders of the future are ex-debaters. As that article notes, debate teaches “how to persuade, how to present clearly, and how to connect with an audience,” exactly the skills businesses look for in their young employees. You’ll find ex-debaters in every area of public life, from Bruce Springsteen to Oprah Winfrey to Nelson Mandela. 60% of Congressional representatives participated in debate, as well as at least a third of the Supreme Court. There are ex-debaters excelling in business, law, politics, academia, and many other fields.

Perhaps most important of all, debate is fun! You may have to cajole your son or daughter to go to their test prep class or do their homework, but debate makes learning a game; students build their critical thinking and speaking skills without it ever feeling like work. Debate gives students a rare opportunity to take ownership over their own intellectual development. And throughout the years of practice and competition, debate builds lifelong friendships and community, teaching teamwork as well.

FOR QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Sachin Jain at sachin@athensdebate.com

Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1300
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max. 20 participants 
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(14  classes) Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16, Apr. 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18. Jun. 1, 8.



AOI12-A/B. Athens Debate

WHAT CLASSES WILL CONSIST OF:

Topics Students Will Learn About: public speaking, lincoln-douglas debate (in-depth debates on a single topic), parliamentary debate (debate on a topic after only a short amount of preparation time), congressional debate (debate in a chamber format about various pieces of legislation), impromptu speaking (learn how to give a five minute speech on any topic with only two minutes or preparation), oratory, argumentation, technical writing, research, evidence gathering, persuasion techniques, constitutional theory (all 27 amendments), logic, political philosophy (e.g. John Locke’s social contract theory), morality (e.g. Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative) and ethics (e.g. Aristotle),  theories of justice (e.g. John Rawls’ veil of ignorance theory), current events, democratic theory (e.g. Robert Dah’s five criteria for a democracy), issue selection in debate, writing succinctly, how to deliver closing arguments, cross-examination strategies, case preparation, blocks preparation, etc.

Classes will focus on preparing students for debate tournament competitions (which are a lot of fun!). A national committee assigns students across the country a topic for lincoln-douglas debate. In the Spring, students who choose to compete in lincoln-douglas debate will debate two topics: one for Jan/Feb and one for Mar/Apr/May. The topic for the fall semester was: Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions. The topics for the Spring semester will be announced by the national committee in December, they include topics like: “States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals”; “The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels”; “Predictive policing is unjust”; etc.

In-Class Activities, Include: lincoln-douglas debates, congressional debate rounds, SPAR debates, impromptu speaking, case writing, blocks preparation, debate drills practice e.g. verbal static drills, crystallization drills, rebuttal redo drills, philosophical discussions, and occasional games like: “Debate Baseball”, “Presidential Debates”; “Do I Have a Right?”. 

**Note: The Tuesday and Wednesday debate classes will be identical. Students may enroll in either one and in case of an absence or scheduling conflict are welcome to attend the other one.**

ABOUT ATHENS DEBATE:

The debate program at CAIS is managed through “Athens Debate” - a program led by Sachin Jain. Sachin has 16 years of experience competing and coaching Speech and Debate. His students have achieved great success at the local, state, and national levels. He completed his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley and his Masters of Public Policy from the top ranked policy school in the country, UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Sachin has taught undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, debate at Stanford University, and at various debate academies in the Bay Area. Most notably, Sachin uses his experience in Speech and Debate to find success in the real world. He has worked in political and policy capacities at the United States Senate, White House, San Jose City Council, the Governor of California, President of the UC System, and the Mayor of San Jose. ​He enjoys teaching students how to make debate come alive for them and be applicable to their future pursuits. Debate changed his life and he hopes to do the same for all of his students. For a full description of the program you can visit athensdebate.com.

APPROACH:

Debate has the power to be transformative. With the right approach, debate can become a vehicle that channels natural curiosity towards some of life’s most challenging subjects and vexing questions. This debate program is designed to augment natural student curiosity with curriculum and an educational pedagogy that prioritizes deep learning and content mastery. In placing a premium on the mastery of logic, writing, philosophy, communication, and public policy, students develop the intellectual toolkit to tackle any issue.

RESULTS:

The debate program offered by Athens Debate has been tremendously successful. Just this past year, students from the Athens Debate program placed 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, & 10th Place at Bay Area Middle School Championship. Additionally, Athens Debate students placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th place at the California Middle School State Championships.

WHY DEBATE?:

Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally. Debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently. That comfort speaking in front of others is useful in so many areas of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in college seminars. In having to master an issue from both sides, debaters learn to flex their analytical muscles, gain tolerance for competing viewpoints, and understand the intricacies of a world filled with nuance. According to Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education, debate is “uniquely suited” to build skills required of a modern citizen, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. These skills help students express their thoughts better in their academic work, in the community, at your dinner table, college, and their future careers. The College Board recently revamped the SAT test to focus more on exactly the sorts of skills debate teaches. As the New York Times explained, students taking the new version of the test must write “a critical response to a specific argument” based on analysis rather than personal experience. Debaters are used to responding to unfamiliar arguments in time-sensitive situations; thinking critically about a written passage on the SAT is not so different from responding to an opponent’s argument in a debate round. Studies have found that debaters outscore non-debaters on every section of the ACT. Studies across the country have found that high school debate improves reading ability, grades, school attendance, self-esteem, and interest in school. For those who commit to speech and debate, it offers a lifetime of benefits. Forbes published an article titled “How to Find the Millennials Who Will Lead Your Company,” suggesting that the leaders of the future are ex-debaters. As that article notes, debate teaches “how to persuade, how to present clearly, and how to connect with an audience,” exactly the skills businesses look for in their young employees. You’ll find ex-debaters in every area of public life, from Bruce Springsteen to Oprah Winfrey to Nelson Mandela. 60% of Congressional representatives participated in debate, as well as at least a third of the Supreme Court. There are ex-debaters excelling in business, law, politics, academia, and many other fields.

Perhaps most important of all, debate is fun! You may have to cajole your son or daughter to go to their test prep class or do their homework, but debate makes learning a game; students build their critical thinking and speaking skills without it ever feeling like work. Debate gives students a rare opportunity to take ownership over their own intellectual development. And throughout the years of practice and competition, debate builds lifelong friendships and community, teaching teamwork as well.

FOR QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Sachin Jain at sachin@athensdebate.com


AOI12-A. Athens Debate
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 20 participants 
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17, Apr. 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26.

AOI12-B. Athens Debate
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18,  Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27.

 

AOI13. SSAT Prep Course

This eight-session SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) course is designed as a first step in the test preparation process. The class will include a pre- and post-assessment, testing strategies, and content review. Students will self-identify areas of strength and weakness in both content and test-taking skills, in order to guide their studies through the summer. An SSAT book with verbal, reading, and math content will be provided for the program.  

Note: SSAT is a required entrance exam for private independent schools. Parochial and public schools require different exams which will not be covered in this course.

Included Materials:

Kaplan SSAT 2020  $11.89 each on Amazon 
Official SSAT Practice Online  $69.95 each

Instructors:Alice Woodman-Russell & Kaicy MacLeod
Class Fee:$525
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Tuesday & Thursday
Grades: 7th Only
Location: Turk Campus Room S107 & N201
Dates: (8 classes) April 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.

 

AOI14. Technology Garage

In the Technology Garage, we love to break things and put them back together again in new ways.  Rather than throwing out our old computers and electronics, CAIS has decided to give them new life fueled by student’s desire to learn and build.  We strip old computers to their component parts, learn about the inner workings of each and put them back together again in novel new ways.

Past projects have included building a SETI@Home distributed computing farm (the top ranked primary school team in the world!), building new chassis for old monitors, turning a working computer into a chassis-less art project (the kids call that “a computer with its guts hanging out”) and, yes, plain old broken equipment repairs.

Led by a 25 year technology and internet startup veteran (and the current CAIS Director of Technology), your child’s imagination and a huge pile of computer parts are the only limits to what we can build!

 


Instructor:
Daniel Fettinger 
Class Fee:$525
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max. 4 participants
Location: Oak Campus Room 498
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 5, 19, Apr. 23, 30,  May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun. 4. [no class 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9]

 

AOI15. Make Your Own Knit Creation

Participants will learn the basic knit stitch to make washcloths, stuffed animals and hats. Open to those with and without experience. All initial materials provided.


Instructor:
Genny Elias-Warren
Class Fee:$575
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: 2nd - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus 
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27. 

 

AOI16. Chinese Speech Club 

The goal of the Chinese speech club is to teach students how to prepare for a speech from formulation of the topic to speech delivery. Club members do not need to be participating in any speech contests to participate in this club. 

 

Instructors:Jean Zhu
Class Fee:$300
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 3rd - 5th, max 6
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28; Mar. 6, 20, 27,  Apr. 24; May 1, 8.  

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

The following instructors have also offered us their time and talent to teach CAIS students and other youth interested in their instruction. 

 

A) Private Music Lessons

Our private music instructors will be teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of piano, violin, guitar and ukulele.  In each class, your child will learn how to play an instrument, how to read and write music, and will begin or continue to learn about the workings of music theory. Students will be given the proper practice techniques, focusing on the quality of time spent on practice rather than quantity. Teachers will also focus on teaching techniques of physical playing and the enjoyment of music. The goal is to have students appreciate music and make connections from their class to other areas of their lives. Classes are 30 minutes long.

 

Private Lesson Teachers:

  • Brendan Getzell

Time/Days: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. each day 
Class Fee: $55 per 30 minute lesson
Grades: Kindergarten and up

Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parents after the first lesson. 

 

B) Chinese Instrument Lessons

For students who are interested in learning Chinese musical instruments, such as Guzheng, Yangqin, Moon Guitar, Erhu, and Xiao Ruan.  Students will be able to join our Chinese music ensembles and perform in various school events after one year of private lessons. All lessons are conducted in Chinese.

Instrument rentals are available: $90/3 months, Deposit $300 (Refundable deposit upon safe return of instrument).

Private lesson: $80/hr or $45/30min.
Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: Monday to Friday 3pm - 6pm. By Appointment. Please email folkmelody@gmail.com for scheduling.
Age: K - 8th Grade

 

Please note: due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parents after the first lesson.