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Spring Offerings | Summer Camp

Spartan Academy holds a variety of classes for grades 1-8 throughout the school year. Generally, evening and weekend classes are held during the Fall and Spring semesters. We also hold a 7 week STEAM based summer camp. The camp usually begins the 2 nd week of June and finishes up the end of July or first week of August.

STEAM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues. At Spartan Academy, we guide students through the problem-solving process and plan projects that lead to mastery of content and STEAM proficiency. These students are able to answer complex questions, and develop solutions for challenges and real world problems by using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math content in a seamless manner. STEAM education helps students become logical thinkers, effective communicators, and technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate. The best part is STEAM education is FUN!

Spring Offerings

Tinker Tuesdays - New this fall, Spartan Academy is hosting Tinker Tuesdays in Marian Catholic’s STEM lab to give students in 4th through 8th grades the opportunity to make, learn, explore, and share ideas in a collaborative workspace. The goal of Tinker Tuesdays is to introduce students to a variety of maker tools and techniques used in material design including 3D printers and laser cutters. Each Tuesday will feature a demonstration of the software and equipment in the school’s STEM lab. Students will then be able to explore the software on their own and ultimately produce their own creations.

Cost: $5
Grades: 4-8
Dates: 2/27 (CANCELLED), 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/12 (Sign up for one session or all sessions.)
Times: 5:30-7:00 p.m., 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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Spartan Academy Summer Camp

Cost: $225 per week
Grades: Entering 1st-8th
Dates: 6/11-8/2
(Sign up for one session or all sessions. No camp the week of July 4th)
Times: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:00pm
Before/aftercare: Monday - Friday, 6:30am-8am, 5:00pm -6:30pm

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(6/11-6/15) Week 1: Automotive Engineering (From concept to Consumer)

From Concept to Consumer: Building a Foundation in Problem-Solving introduces students to various aspects of automotive manufacturing, such as product design, product development, production planning, manufacturing processes, and quality assurance. Students learn about the historical context in which automotive manufacturing occurs by investigating the evolution of everyday objects in relation to social and technological change. Students will create prototypes of their "car of the future"!

Sports for Week 1

Boys: Football, Art, Track, 3d printing
Girls: Basketball, Softball, Track, 3d printing, Art

(6/18-6/22) Week 2: CSI

How can an abandoned car, devoid of license plates or other identifying marks, help detectives solve a jewelry heist? In this course, students discover the answers to these types of questions as they explore the science behind forensic investigation.. In lab exercises, students draw upon techniques employed by forensic scientists to analyze fingerprints, hair, fibers, impressions, and documents left at the scene of a crime.

Sports for Week 2

Boys: Basketball, 3d printing, art, golf
Girls: Golf, 3d printing, art

(6/25-6/29) Week 3: Sports Engineering and Physics

Let's learn about the attributes and advantages of sports materials in our favorite sports by engaging in scientific inquiry and a culminating design project. Activities include exploring ball design & materials, measuring the rebound of sports balls, investigating energy absorption of materials, comparing rolling friction on different surfaces, and researching sports materials to design new sports equipment or a mini-golf game.

Sports for Week 3

Boys: Baseball, Basketball, 3d printing, Art
Girls: 3d printing, Art (sports TBD)

(7/9-7/13) Week 4: Coding App Development and the Internet of Things

From using you phone as a remote control for your TV or Stereo, to changing the temperature in your home, today's technology can make life more efficient. Through project based learning, this week we will explore how that's possible. Programming, creating your own apps and connecting them to the outside world in on deck this week.

Sports for Week 4

Boys: 3d printing, art, fencing, volleyball
Girls: Cheerleading, fencing, volleyball, 3d printing, art

(7/16-7/20) Week 5: Everyday Chemistry/Food Science

There are nearly 7 billion people on our planet, and they all need to eat. What science, engineering and technology principles go into food preservation, storage, packaging, and distribution? Through hands-on investigations of the physical, biological, and chemical composition of food, students discover what is important when considering what technologies to implement. Learn about new innovations in food science, and find out what foods are beneficial to both humans and our planet.

Sports for Week 5

Boys: Fencing, Art, lacrosse, 3d printing, soccer, tennis
Girls: Fencing, Art, lacrosse, 3d printing, soccer, tennis

(7/23-7/27) Week 6: Metropolis! City Planning and Design

From an Urban utopia to farmland as far as the eye can see, students will explore city elements and how they are organized to make up cities. Edges, districts, public spaces, landmarks, and transportation are elements that provide an organizing mechanism for our planners to design their own ideal cities. Metropolis will increase students' awareness of planning issues such as sustainability and sprawl, while giving them an opportunity to express their heritage, interests, and ideas using a creative design process.

Sports for Week 6

Boys: Art, 3d printing (sports TBD)
Girls: Art, 3d printing (sports TBD)

(7/30-8/2) Week 7: Environmental Engineering

How can we look at problems and create new products to solve them? How can we design packaging that can create a garden rather than end up in a landfill? Students will work to solve real world problems. Students will pay special attention to the entire life cycle of the design object, its impact on humanity and the environment, the idea of "upcycling." Young designers will invent unique solutions to design challenges through hands-on engagement in the engineering design process, collaboration, and creative problem solving.

Sports for Week 7

Boys: Art, 3d printing (sports TBD)
Girls: Art, 3d printing (sports TBD)