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Engineering & Coding Classes for 2020-2021

Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover Fall Semester 2020 and Spring Semester 2021. All classes meet for 50 minutes at a time for 28 weeks. Please see our dates & schedules.

Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments: All homework/extension work/project homework assigned will be posted on the interactive course forums.

AR Studio (augmented Reality): 4th - 8th

This 7 week course will bring the real world into the virtual world in your AR games. Learn to add special effects to your camera feed and use hand gestures to interact with virtual game elements.

Pre-Requisites: None

Class Fee: $79

Supply Fee: $35

Engineering: 4th - 8th Grade

In this course, students in Fall Semester will learn about various types of bridges and how their design makes them suitable for different kinds of loads and stresses. In each class, students will test the strength of their bridge by adding weight to it. By the last class, students will be able to design their own bridge based on what they learned. Each session will focus on a different topic and uses K’NEX®.

During the Spring Semester, students will be exploring broad concepts in the areas of force and motion, simple machines, and energy. While they will be learning vocabulary common to all of these areas of science, the main objective is for students to explore the engineering and design processes. Each class will involve building a K’NEX® model according to the instructions, then testing it and thinking about ways to change or improve the model.

Pre-Requisites: None

Class Fee: $300

Supply Fee: $25

Coding: 5th – 12th Grade

During Semester 1, students will learn JavaScript as they solve fun puzzles! The kids will build their own projects, stories and an awesome portfolio of JavaScript games, including; Snake, Breakout, Pong and Geometry Dash. Semester 2 the students will learn to code in Python! Kids will learn Python syntax and programming logicas they solve fun puzzles. They'll build their own projects, stories and an awesome portfolio of Python games, including Connect 4, Snake and Tetris.

** The coding classes taught by Sylvan are virtual friendly. If there is a pause next year during the school year, we can easily switch the class over to a virtual platform. The student would log in to the meeting room so that Ms. Karen could give instruction in the meeting room and you can access your projects from your own laptop or computer.

Pre-Requisites: Basic Typing & Computer Skills

Class Fee: $300

Supply Fee: $35