L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs
Workshop Descriptions

L.A.C.E.R. PLUS Learning Lab (PACKAGE)

The L.A.C.E.R. PLUS Learning Lab provides S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) enrichment activities to better equip your child for the opportunities of higher education. Research shows that students with a firm foundation in S.T.E.A.M. skill sets excel in high school, college and beyond. Students will be given a pre-assessment at the start of the course to create a personal curriculum and academic success program. Activities will include an S.A.T. based spelling bee, geography bee, college prep, mathematic concepts and applications as well as exciting science experiments. Instructors supervise S.T.E.A.M. activities and will assist students at all times to maximize the benefits of the course.

COST:

BEST VALUE PACKAGE: $1250 for JAN-JUNE (Get one month half off!)

Dismissal Times: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri - 2:54pm; Tuesday - 1:24pm; Minimum Days - 12:30pm

L.A.C.E.R. PLUS Learning Lab (MONTHLY)

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COST:

MONTHLY PACKAGE: $250 flat rate per month (Payment is required monthly, prior to the 1st of every month)

Dismissal Times: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri - 2:54pm; Tuesday - 1:24pm; Minimum Days - 12:30pm

L.A.C.E.R. Learning Lab PASS (5 days)

See above for description. 

LIMITED TIME OFFER:  This pass purchases 5 days of instruction at THE LEARNING LAB. Passes must be bought 24 hours in advance of the first day of participation. Multiple passes can be bought at one time and can be used anytime before the final day of the semester (06/09/2017). Students can attend in 5 consecutive or non-consecutive days. Students should report to the L.A.C.E.R. PLUS area after school (near the cafeteria tables).

(flat rate including supervision, snack and activities every day after school from dismissal until 6:00 pm) 

COST: $130

 

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS: 

Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Immersion Workshop
If your child's Spanish comprehension level is high and you want them to practice fluency, improve their reading comprehension and written skills as well as boost their vocabulary then this course is for your child!
 
Spanish literacy is a universal tool that brings many rewards to a child's life. Our Spanish class themes relates to students' interests. Students that commit to optional home practice in their workbooks of 15 min. a day between classes and on weekends will benefit greatly. Class activities are tailor made and a combination of group and individual work, presentations and worksheets.
 
For more information please contact: Miriam Epstein 323-309-8420  or hola@kallpachay.com
 
DATES: Mondays and Wednesdays - 2/13, 2/15, 2/22, 2/27, 3/1, 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/3, 4/5, 4/17, 4/19, 4/24, 4/26, 5/1
 
TIME: 3:15pm to 4:15pm (1 hour)

COST: Tuition cost is $600 plus $35 materials fee

Guitar Workshop

The Guitar Workshop: come and learn how to play the guitar! This small group guitar course will focus on chords, technique, music vocabulary, and reading melodic notation. Students will also learn basic hand positions and timing while they engage with their peers in musicianship. As they develop their musical ear, they will learn a variety of genres including pop, classical, funk, and R & B from their professional musician Jerry Morales. All levels of experience are welcome - beginning students will get the chance to learn the basics and students who have previously been a part of the course will be challenged with advanced techniques and chords.

All materials are included (book and guitar stay at program).

COST: $175

DATES: Students can enroll in EITHER the Tuesday OR Thursday workshop (not interchangeable), 1 hour

Tuesday Guitar Workshop (1:45-2:45) - 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Thursday Guitar Workshop (3:15-4:15) - 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

Learn to Code: Game Development

In this course taught by Kids Can Code, computer programming will be taught through game development. The fundamental programming skills of logical thinking and problem solving are applied to creating a fun & engaging project. While the focus will be on strengthening Python coding fluency, students will also delve into art, sound, game design, and many other technical subjects as we encounter them. The class will be project-based, and students will walk through the creation of basic/classic games and how they are created (simple physics simulations, procedurally generated content, beginning AI, and other useful algorithms).  Students will be very surprised to learn how math-intensive game development is (everything from algebra and trig through college-level math can be needed), so a side benefit of the class will be some early exposure to math topics students will see later on, applied in a practical context (www.kidscancode.org).

The class will take place for an hour and a half after bell dismissal. 3:15 - 4:45pm

DATES:  THURSDAYS - 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

COST: $185. All materials provided.