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NEW Aim Academy Classes: Second Semester 2019

By Kathryn Gomes | November 14, 2018 | AIM Academy, Featured News

This winter we are offering three brand new courses. The first is a new semester-long science course from Dr. Karen Joseph.

Zoology with Dr. Karen Joseph

Dr. Joseph has received wonderful feedback on her mini-courses and now she has designed a new course around a topic that so many students love. This course begins with an introduction to the characteristics all animals share, the ways animals are classified, animal behavior, and life cycles. Two weeks will be spent on each animal group, including invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The final topics include habitats and conservation. By studying animals, students will develop an understanding of how to function and interact with other living things that share this planet with us.

Psychology teacher and counselor Bonnie Gonzalez is back with the third installment in her “Secrets of Success” course series. The series looks at the characteristics of those who succeed and teaches skills for developing those characteristics. Bonnie unpacks each secret to success in her highly interactive classes and shows you how to develop it in your life. Students and parents are both encouraged to sign-up for these unique classes (parent registration is free with student purchase). This third installment explores the information written by New York Times bestselling author David Allen, Mike Williams and Mark Wallace on helping teens to Get Things Done and take control of their lives in an incredibly distracting world. It is a mini-course and runs for just seven weeks.

Finally, Beverly Graybill introduces a one-semester (Spring) social studies class for 5th – 7th graders. The course uses Professor Wise’s Expedition Guide to Our 50 States, a curriculum written by Debra Bell. In this project-based course, students become Discovery Corps Scouts and learn both the history and geography of the United States.  Scouts earn points through completing weekly assignments and projects about the fifty states.  This is considered a social studies course, but through completing several projects, students will use their English skills, improving their reading and writing along the way.

For a complete listing of second semester courses click here.