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art 9.18 Mackintosh Academy recognizes that gifted and creative children benefit deeply from a community of peers. Your child’s day does not end at 3:30 – and often neither does yours! And many parents see after school hours as a time to explore, engage and enrich learning , meet friends, and develop hobbies and passions for life.

Mackintosh has a few openings in its ACE Program – including its Hacker Club, Improv and Music Theater Classes, Kid Code It Programming Class, and award winning offerings like Sticky Fingers Cooking, Whiz Kids Chess Club, Running and Lacrosse.

Enrichment is a wonderful and growing part of Mackintosh Academy’s program.  Our classes are now open to the broader Boulder Valley community as a resource for gifted and creative students to explore ares they enjoy in the company of their tribe.

Our next semester starts Monday, March 9 and runs through mid-May.

You can find the registration form and class descriptions attached here.

MONDAY

HACKER CLUB

Play with Arduino hardware and software to hack your own awesome creation based on the LilyPad Arduino USB. See https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12049 and http://lilipadarduino.org/ for additional details. LilyPad hardware will be provided. Students must supply their own Windows/Mac/Linux laptop with USB and WIFI (f you need one, please ask so we get you one ahead of time). Students may take their projects home between sessions (not homework!) for those who can’t wait a week to play on it.

Dates/Time:          Mondays, March 9 – May 18, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 23 or March 30)

Grades/#:               2nd – 5th; maximum 12 students

Cost:                          $200/student

 

LACROSSE

Students will learn the basic stick skills and rules of lacrosse in an environment focused on teamwork, good sportsmanship and fun! Students will participate in both individual and group activities and games each week, as well as the Lacrosse Olympics – designed by students and coach – on our last day!

Dates/Time:           Mondays, March 9 – May 18, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 23 or March 30)

Grades/#:                K – 8th; maximum 15 students

Cost:                           $175/student

 

MUSICAL THEATER & ACTING w/PARLANDO

Join Parlando School for the Arts in this interactive, educational and FUN introduction to musical theater and acting.  Classes will include solo and ensemble singing, acting exercises and scene work.  Students will learn the basics in a supportive and safe environment.  The class will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

 

Dates/Time:                   Mondays, March 9 – May 18, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 23 or March 30)

Grades/#:                  2nd – 6th; maximum 12-15 students

Cost:                                     $135/student
 

 

TUESDAY

CHESS CLUB

Chess makes learning FUN so kids enjoy learning! Chess has been shown to increase students’ IQs, math test scores by over 17%, and improve the whole range cognitive abilities. Through chess students get better at concentration, critical thinking, planning ahead, creative problem-solving and sound decision making. These skills will help kids improve performance in all of their subjects at school and will certainly help them in their most important subject – life. Taught by expert chess coach, Rowan Tate, who has been teaching kids chess professionally for 10 years. For more information and for free chess teaching videos please visit www.WIZ-KIDS.org.

Dates/Time:                   Tuesdays, March 10 – May 19 (no class March 24 or April 7)
3:15 – 4:30pm for 1st-3rd, 3:30 – 4:45 for 4th-8th

Grades/#:                  1st – 8th; maximum 18 students

Cost:                                     $135/student

 

STICKY FINGERS COOKING

Let your child release their inner chef!

Students will prepare and eat healthy global inspired recipes all while learning to cook in a fun, engaging and real world way! Our Chefs will reinforce kitchen skills associated with our weekly recipes and each area of cooking terminology, foods and fun nutrition facts (even a few bad jokes!) We will practice measurements, use a wide array of cooking utensils, prepare the freshest ingredients while cooking and more! Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME master chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors.

 

Dates/Time:                   Tuesdays, March 10 – May 19, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 24)

Grades/#:                  K – 6th; maximum 12 students

Cost:                                     $200/student

 

WEDNESDAY

 

IMPROV w/SoFA

We will explore improvisation, character development, pantomime, story games, movement, basic acting, public speaking, and voice projection. A superb confidence builder as children explore and develop their own creative process while having GREAT FUN!
Dates/Time:            Wednesdays, March 11-May 20, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 25)

Grades/#:                  2nd – 5th; maximum 13 students

Cost:                             $160/student                                    

 

RUNNING CLUB

Interested in running? Or possibly training for the BolderBOULDER? Join our running club as we train on campus and occasionally go to nearby trails to run. All you need is a positive attitude, a snack and running shoes!

Dates/Time:           Wednesdays, March 11-May 20, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 25)

Grades/#:                 K – 8th; no maximum

Cost:                           $175/student                                    

 

THURSDAY

BAND & ORCHESTRA

If you have ever wanted you child to be involved in instrumental music, here is their chance. We offer classes for the traditional band and orchestra instruments: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba and Concert Percussion.
Dates/Time:             Present – May 21, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 26)

Grades/#:                  K – 8th; no maximum

Cost:                             $15 per class – start now!                  

 

FRIDAY

KIDCODEIT

KidCodeIt provides students the opportunity to learn basics of computer programming.  We believe learning should be hands on, explorative, reinforce problem-solving skills, and offer students a uniquely creative outlet. The technologies we teach include html, css, javascript, jquery, twitter bootstrap, git and more. The foundational computer coding skills the students will acquire will enable them to create their own choose your adventure stories, construct a small video game, and even build their own website! Students are recommended to supply their own laptops with Google Chrome and Sublime Text 2 (free version) installed. For more information on KidCodeIt, check out www.kidcodeit.com.

Dates/Time:           Fridays, March 13-May 22, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 27)

Grades/#:                4th – 8th; maximum 12 students

Cost:                           $200                 

 

NATURE AND SCIENCE

Explore outdoors and learn about wildlife and nature through exciting science and art projects!

Dates/Time:                   Fridays, March 20-May 22, 3:45 – 4:45pm (no class March 27)

Grades/#:                  K – 8th; maximum 20 students

Cost:                                     $135/student                                   

 

For more information, email jenny@mackintoshacademy.com or see the registration form and class descriptions attached.