Focus Academy (Gr 3-8)
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- Week of August 5-9
Focus Academy is excited to announce a partnership with Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development (CTD).
Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development is a non-profit center within the School of Education and Social Policy. It has been serving gifted students and their families for over 35 years. Their unique, research-driven summer programs provide challenging and enriching courses for academically talented students grade 3 through grade 8.
Predators in our Ecosystems: From Gruesome to UsefulHow might having one of the dirtiest mouths in the animal kingdom help the Komodo dragon survive? Our planet's predators are fearsome, fascinating, and full of the unexpected. In this zoological exploration, students study predators across multiple phylum, from the well-known to the weirdly wonderful. Through readings, videos, research, and hands-on activities, analyze the factors that make Earth's predators successful and important to their ecosystems, and identify possible solutions to keeping our endangered carnivores on the hunt.
Crisis Averted: Engineering Our Environment Gr 5-6
Human beings impact the natural world around them in many ways. In this collaborative, project-based class, students explore the positive and negative impacts of human activity on our complex ecosystems. From using electric cars to rebuilding reefs from recycled oyster shells, students research what engineers and environmentalists are already doing, and use their newfound knowledge to engineer their own solutions to real environmental issues.
Forensic Science Gr 7-8
Forensic Scientists use skills and techniques that come from a variety of disciplines--logic, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and technology--to solve mysteries. Utilizing mini-lectures, in-class discussion and hands-on activities, students collect, preserve and analyze crime scene evidence. Experiments and fieldwork provide perfect venues for learning scientific methods, lab procedures and techniques. Labs may include trace analysis of hair, fiber, stain, epithelial cells, fingerprints and DNA.
Focus Academy Details
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Cost is $495/class. There is no early bird discount for these classes.
Register based on the grade your child will enter in the fall (2019-2020).
Time: 9 am - 4 pm with an hour break for lunch from 12-1 pm.
Breakfast: supervised, free, 8:45-9 am.
Lunch: supervised, free,12-1 pm.
Location: Robbinsdale Middle School, 3730 Toledo Ave N, Robbinsdale 55422 (note: this is a change from the location listed in the catalog)
Transportation: Students may ride the Summer Academy bus in the morning but will need to be picked up at Robbinsdale Middle School at the end of the day. Register for transportation at ced.rdale.org/transportation no later than July 8.
Call 763-504-6990 weekdays 8 am - 4 pm