|COA Middle School Enrichment/Intervention sessions|
Enrichment is a fun elective class! It is a one period class four times per week. We offer you a variety of choices to try to represent a wide-range of student interests. Students will have an enrichment class, unless they have a math support class that is offered at the same time. Students may not always be granted first or second choice because of space or demand, but COA administration will do their best to place students in a session within their top choices. Class offerings may change at the discretion of school staff and administration.
Computer Literacy/ School Newsletter Students will learn more about computers (such as word processing, data processing, computer publishing, etc…) In addition, they will work on the school newsletter each month, as article writers. They may be asked to interview staff, take surveys, and do research to add to the newsletter topics.
Art Students will work with different mediums to create meaningful visual arts projects. Students may also be involved with school posters or other aspects dealing with art or creativity related to the school. This is a yearlong course, as there is a large variety of art activities included.
Ceramics This year our middle school students have an opportunity to take our first ever offered Ceramics
course. Students will work on their own individual projects to create 3D objects by designing, molding and sculpting. Students will learn how to use various artist tools and also learn to use a kiln.
Russian Drama Back by popular demand, we will be offering a Russian Drama course to students again. Drama students will learn parts to plays, get to work as a team, and have opportunities to perform for our C.O.A. elementary school students. They can also help with behind the scenes items such as set design and costumes.
Japanese Language, Culture & Art In this session students will learn the basics of the Japanese language, including the basic Japanese characters. Students will be doing hands-on activities with various aspects of Japanese culture including cooking, origami, kite making, poetry reading and writing, Japanese movies, manga and all things Japanese. Other activities with an emphasis on culture and diversity may also be part of this session.
Intro to Music This introductory music class is designed to enhance students listening enjoyment and ability to sing. Emphasis will be placed on basic elements, historical periods, and the lives and works of key composers. Students will learn seasonal songs and practice performing during school assemblies and other community events.
Cultural Geography Students will get to learn about maps and various regions of the world. Students will also learn cultural characteristics of different areas of the globe in a fun and interactive manner. We may be able to do a Geography Bee if there is enough interest in setting this up. This class will prepare you for future studies where understanding of Geography is essential.
Engineering Club This project based class introduces students to applied mathematics and engineering. Students will envision, design, and test their own ideas through hands-on building. Students should be strong in math and science classes and demonstrates good behavior to qualify for this elective. Prior experience with computers is important.
Teen Leadership Teen Leadership is a new class in which students develop leadership, personal, and business skills. Students will gain an understanding of who they are as individuals and how to function as a team by learning about public speaking and communication. Students will also learn about the need for personal and professional goal-setting as well as what they can do to achieve their goals. All of these skills combined will allow them to have a strong foundation for leadership and success in their futures.
Student Government & Teen Leadership This class is a one-year commitment that includes Student Government, as well as working on the Teen Leadership program, to develop leadership qualities. This course will include planning/setting up for Spirit Days, school-wide assemblies, fundraising, community services, and character building/leadership traits. If you win and elected office it is required that you be in this Student Government course. This is a year long commitment for students that want to work on making our campus community excellent!
Yearbook/Media Club In this course, students will get to participate in creating the school yearbook. Some students will get a chance to be a photographer for the school. Students will work on writing captions for pictures and designing layouts for their yearbook pages. Students are pre-screened and expected to have excellent behavior and be model representatives of our school.
Advanced PE Students will get to experience being part of a team in variety of sports opportunities. This session is for
students who really like to be active and involved in sports and competition. Advanced PE may include volleyball, basketball, soccer and more. It is expected that you have all C’s and above, and A’s in your PE class to participate in this extra sports option. This class is in addition to your regular PE class