# By Subject

**Small class size setting ensures that all students get the absolute most of their courses. **

### Math

Our gifted classes start at grade 2 level and build up to higher levels in two areas, general or competition math. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills training are emphasized through the courses.

### reading/writing

Develop your reading and writing skills with our gifted English Language Arts programs that we offer for Grades 5-8.

### programming

Discover the power of code. We offer classes to students who want to learn Java programming at intermediate and advanced levels.

### SAT/ACT Prep

We offer efficient, targeted, and strategic SAT/ACT prep classes. Our teachers are highly committed and well experienced.

AMC8 workshop 11/9-11/10 @9am -3pm

AMC10/12 workshop 1/15 & 29 @9am-3pm

AP Calculus, Physics, Chemistry Prep workshop 4/9-4/12

**AMC Workshops** are designed to assist students get ready for upcoming ACM8/10/12 math exams. The workshop teaches key skills and strategies for score boosting.

**AP Exam Prep Workshops** are designed to help high school students get ready for most difficulty exams of calculus AB, calculus BC, physics 1, physics 2, physics C, and chemistry.

# 2017-2018 School Year Class Schedule

**1st semester: 9/6/17 - 1/28/18** (No class 11/22/17-11/26/2017 for Thanksgiving holidays and 12/18/17-01/01/18 for winter break)

**2nd semester: 1/29/18-6/17/18** (No class 2/17/18-2/23/18 for Mid-winter break and 4/7/18-4/13/18 for Spring break)

Monday |
Tuesday |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
Friday |
Saturday |
Sunday |

Algebra II |
Pre-Algebra |
Math 3/4
Comp Math 3 |
Comp Math 1 Comp Math 2a |
Comp Math 2b
Algebra I |
English 5/6
English 7/8
SAT Prep
Math 4/5 Algebra I
AP Java |
Comp Math 4 |

All classes are 18 sessions/semester |

**MATH**

**Math 2/3**Wednesday 6:30-8:00 pm starting 9/6/17.This is a class for students in Grade 2/3 Math. It builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Grade 4/5 Math and beyond. The course covers number of operations(long multiplication/division, decimals, and fractions), unit conversion, simple geometry and world problem. Verities of teaching materials including Singapore math will be used for this class.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in grade 2 math or above

**Math 4/5**Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm starting 9/12/17.This is a class for students in Grade 4 Math or above. It builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Grade 6 Math and beyond. The course covers percentage, ratios, proportional relationships, decimal/fraction/percentage conversion, world problem, statistic and probability. Verities of teaching materials including Singapore math will be used for this class.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in grade 4 math or above.

**Pre-Algebra**Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm starting 9/12/17.This is a class for students in Grade 6 Math or above. The course is to serve as a bridge between elementary mathematics and Algebra. Concepts include algebraic connections/expressions, linear equations, factoring, absolute value, inequalities, geometry, and graphing. Problem solving, reasoning, estimation, and connections between math and everyday applications will be emphasized. The course builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Algebra I Math and beyond.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in grade 6 math or above.

**Algebra I**Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm starting 9/6/17.This is a class for students in Grade 7 Math or above. The content involves understanding, writing, solving, and graphing linear, quadratic, and exponential equations—including systems of two linear equations and inequalities with two unknowns. Quadratic equations are solved by factoring, by completing the square, by using graphs, or by applying the quadratic formula. Students will become proficient with operations on monomial and polynomial expressions. The course builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Algebra II Math and beyond.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in grade 7 math or above.

**Algebra II**Friday 6:00-7:30 pm starting 9/8/17.This is a class for students in Grade 9 Math or above. The course includes operations with functions; the study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric Functions functions and their graphs; sequences and variation. Students will become super proficient with algebra. The course builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Pre-Calculus math and beyond.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in grade 9 math or above.

**Competition Math 1**Thursday 7-8:30 pm starting 9/7/17.This is a class for students in Grade 6 or 7 Math. It builds foundations so that students will be prepared to successfully continue to Grade 8 Math and beyond. The goal is to fill gaps in primary math, and build a solid foundation for Algebra I and Geometry. We will also work on problems from AMC 8 and other middle school math competitions.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 6th or 7th grade Math, and have already mastered algebraic expressions, equation concepts, and basic plane geometry.

**Competition Math 2**Friday 4:30-6:00 pm starting 9/8/17.This is a class for students in Grade 7 or 8 Math. It builds foundations so that students will be prepared to compete in the rigorous middle school Mathcounts program. The goal is to build solid foundation for Mathcounts’ Chapter and State level competitions. We will also work on problems from AMC 10 and other middle school math competitions.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 6th grade Math or above, and have some experience with competition math.

**Competition Math 3**Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm starting 9/6/17.This is a class for students in Grade 9 or 10 Math. It builds foundations so that students will be prepared to compete in the rigorous middle school Mathcounts program. The goal is to train students to be able to solve the most challenging problems in National Mathcounts. We will also work on problems from AMC 10/AIME/ARML, and other middle school and high school math competitions.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 9th grade Math or above, and have strong experience with competition math.

**Competition Math 4**Saturday 1:30-3:00 pm starting 9/9/17.This is a class for students in Grade 10 or 11 Math. The goal is to help students improving their problem solving skills for high school level math competitions. We will also work on problems from AMC 10/12/AIME/ARML, and other high school math competitions.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 10th grade Math or above, and have strong experience with competition math.

**READING/WRITING**

**Gifted English Language Arts 5/6**Saturday 9:30-11 am starting 9/9/17.This is a class for students in Grade 5 or 6. The course is designed to help students gain familiarity, practice, and assistance with the English Language Arts; literacy; and critical thinking skills necessary for success in advanced middle school and some rigorous gifted high-level courses. To this end, students will develop reading and writing strategies across a variety of genres and modes, including classic and modern literature, narrative biographies, poetry, essays, non-fiction articles and critiques, as well as multi-media, such as film, song, and digital texts.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 5th or 6th grade.

**Gifted English Reading and Writing 7/8**Saturday 11-12:30 pm starting 9/9/17.This is a class for students in Grade 7 or 8. The course will focus on persuasive and analytical essay writing, as well as historical and current event based texts. The class will function as a community of practice and inquiry in order to encourage exploration, experimentation, analysis, open-ended problem solving, and synthesis of themes and topics critical to higher order thinking and writing necessary for success in high school.

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be in 7th or 8th grade.

**SAT/ACT Prep**

**SAT Prep Class**Saturday 2:00-4:00 pm starting 9/9/17.This class is designed to be efficient, targeted, and strategic so students can make the most of every minute spent prepping to improve their scores. Capped at a small class size, we tailor the class to fit students’ levels and needs, and identify areas for improvement with individualized progress tracking.

- 36 hours lesson time
- Lectures & practice
- Vocab builder
- Skills and strategies
- Free proctored mock test

**Prerequisites:**Student must currently be 8th above.

**PROGRAMMING**

**AP Java Programming**Saturday 4:00-5:30 pm starting 9/9/17.You'll learn the fundamentals of Java—one of the most relevant and long-standing programming languages in the world today. Java has many uses, from game development to business apps. Build your college resume and get a head start on prep for the AP Computer Science Exam. It all starts with building your own game or Java application.

**Prerequisites:**No Java experiences required. Student must currently be in 6th grade or above.

**USACO Java Programming**Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm starting 9/7/17.USACO Java programming course that builds on AP Java Programming course with topics such as ordering/sorting algorithms, infinite lists, list comprehension, function abstraction, and artificial intelligence. Your will learn wide range of programming skills and problem solving skills to be ready for the USACO competition.

**Prerequisites:**Student must took Intermediate Java programming course before and currently be in 6th grade or above.