- CODING (TECHNOLOGY ENRICHMENT) With a unique focus on creativity, problem solving, and project-based learning, students will explore coding fundamentals to create their own computer programs, practice foundational concepts in programming, and solve programming puzzles. Students will have access to different programming languages. Students can progress at their own rate.
- DANCE AS ART AND CULTURE This class is a beginning level class that is designed to explore dance as movement, art, and culture all in one. In this class you will get the opportunity to create dance performances inspired by writings (story, spoken word, other poetry) and culture as it pertains to dance (hip hop, modern, African, etc.) You will learn about how your bodies can move, learn and lead movement warm ups, create choreography, work with guest artists, and have your imaginations expanded through self-expression. This class is for students who want to learn with their peers and teacher, as well as explore movement and try new things through creative risk. No previous dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to work with others and move your body.
- ENGINEERING THE FUTURE (SCIENCE TOPICS) SCIENCE TOPICS: Engineering the Future includes the Future City Competition first semester, and Product Testing and Safety Engineering second semester. If you are a mature, dedicated, self-starter who is not afraid of hard work, this is an opportunity to apply yourself to semester-long, team-based, competition-level projects. Class centers around working as a team with people you may or may not interact with on a regular basis. Your team will be expected to work on your project outside of class as well. In addition to hands-on tasks such as model building, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing, teams will be expected to conduct research, write essays, complete project plans, set and monitor goals, and meet deadlines for all parts of their projects. While this class will be a lot of work, it will also be a lot of fun, and the more you put in to your projects, the more you will get out of the class. For more information, contact: Travis.Koupal@mpls.k12.mn.us.
In guitar, we will learn about the history of the
guitar, as well as learn to play a wide variety of
styles of music. While a student may have played
the guitar in the past, it is not necessary for
students to have previous experience. Students will
have access to a guitar during class.