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Georgetown Middle School Enrichment

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Get InfoApply NowResidential and commuter programs for Middle School students2 Week ProgramApply and Enroll by December 18 and Save $300For students completing grades 6, 7, 8 (ages 12-14)
CoursesPick 2 Skills for Life Courses
WorkshopsPick 2 Skills for Life Workshops

The Junior Discovery at Georgetown Skills for Life Curriculum is designed to enhance skills and knowledge, develop critical and independent thinking, and encourage physical fitness.

Students attend 2 courses and 1 workshop each day, 4 days a week. Choose 2 courses and 2 workshops (one Mon/Wed and one Tue/Thur). Courses meet every day and Workshops meet every other day.

  • Courses
    • Arts & Design 2
      • Digital Photography and Computer Enhancement

        Digital Photography, a radically different technique from conventional photography, has changed the world of photography. This class will help you understand how film images are digitally captured, processed, stored and retrieved. You will learn how to enhance your own photographs and how to express yourself through captured and edited images. If you like computers and cameras, this course is for you. Students are required to bring their own digital cameras.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for aspiring photographers who want to learn how to shoot like a pro.HighlightsStudents will be able to identify and define photography terminology and concepts. Students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques to frame and edit photographs. Students will be able to use multiple functions on their digital SLR cameras.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Smartphone PhotographyDatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Business & Entrepreneurship 2
      • Become an Entrepreneur: Business Start Up

        Learn what it takes to get your idea off the ground and into the world. Explore all aspects of a real-life entrepreneurial venture, including creation, development and sales pitch of the next best product.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for budding entrpreneurs who want to learn the strategies and skills needed to start their own business.HighlightsStudents will pick up tips through practical case studies and learn how to effectively communicate, and get buy-in for their business ideas through a sales pitch.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Understanding Business, Marketing, and Investing

        What's a bull market? Why do they call it no-load? Is the Internet a safe way to invest? What companies are part of the DJIA? This class will invest some time and teach you the ways of the American economy and markets. You will be able to read a prospectus, learn when to buy and sell your stock and follow the market. You will also learn how the investment world has been affected by the recent onset of the Internet.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle schoolers who want to learn more about investment and personal finance.HighlightsThe class will be required to put together a mini investment portfolio and hopefully watch it grow!DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Law & Government 1
      • Mock Trial: Order in the Court

        This class is an introduction to law and public speaking. In this class you will learn about the process of a trial including the importance of evidence, witness statements, and arguments. Students will read and analyze a specific court case, perform and mock trials, argue cases, and come to a verdict. Topics will cover criminal law, legal process, rights and responsibilities and the justice process.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle school students who want to explore the U.S. legal system and trial law.HighlightsStudents get to hone their analytical and logical reasoning skills while practising their oral and written communication skills.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Leadership 1
      • Leaders of Tomorrow

        Students learn about the concept of “team” within an organization’s structure, where most leaders begin to develop influential skills. Leading teams involves managing different personalities, cultures, conflicting political agendas, and varying skill levels. Through participating in and observing team dynamics, students determine the principles of building highly effective teams.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middler schoolers who want to learn how to influence others and build highly effective teams as future leaders.HighlightsBuild fundamental leadership skills.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Life Skills 2
      • Early Edge by The Princeton Review

        This comprehensive, skill-building course lays the groundwork for more effective targeted test preparation down the road. It also helps students considerably improve the skills that are needed for the rigors of high school. Early Edge covers several subjects in one comprehensive course: grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing and math/problem solving. Not only are the skills taught in Early Edge useful and relevant, they are also taught in the context of lively exercises and games. Small classes allow our instructors to pin-point individual strengths and weaknesses, for maximum impact. For students completing grades 7 & 8 only.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for students who want to work on test preparation over summer.HighlightsEarly Edge covers several subjects in one comprehensive course: grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing and math/problem solving. Not only are the skills taught in Early Edge useful and relevant, they are also taught in the context of lively exercises and games. Small classes allow our instructors to pin-point individual strengths and weaknesses, for maximum impactDatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Essay Writing

        This class will help students become better writers. Get a head start on your classmates and learn what it takes to succeed in high school English classes. You will examine various elements of grammar, mechanics and syntax. The class will break into small workshops to help develop your craft.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for students who want to improve their English writing abilities.HighlightsStudents will get to keep a portfolio of their essays for future showcase.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Social Sciences 2
      • Analyze This: Psychology

        Psychology has fascinated students for generations. You're at a scary movie. The music starts. You feel your heart race. Your palms get sweaty. You start to squirm in your seat. Why are you so afraid when nothing has even happened? This is all part of what your psyche perceives and why people visit psychologists to explain it to them. This course gives you the opportunity to learn some basics behind psychology. Psychological experiments will be conducted to enhance the classroom experience.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for students curious about psychology and how the brain works.HighlightsStudents will get hands on experience participating in controlled psychological experiments.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Speaking Out! Public Speaking

        How would you like to have a better chance at winning an argument with your parents or siblings? If it's your parents, a group of friends or reading your book report aloud, you will develop the basics skills it takes to get your point of view across.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle school students who want to develop their public speaking and debating skills.HighlightsYou will learn delivery styles, verbal and non-verbal techniques and proven ways to begin conquering your fear of speaking out.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Apply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • STEM 4
      • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

        This class will examine the design of intelligent agents, specifically focusing on the fundamental problem-solving and knowledge-representation models that drive our understanding of artificial intelligence. Topics will include search, game playing, knowledge representation, inference, planning, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning, perception, and language understanding.

        Who Should Take This Course?This academy is suitable for middle schoolers who have a strong interest in science and want to explore the infinite possibilities of artificial intelligence.HighlightsStudents will be able to identify and define artificial intelligence terminology and concepts. Students will be able to discuss the different approaches and controversies surrounding the development of artificial intelligence.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School Enrichment, CU-Boulder Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Introduction to Blockchain Technology

        This class explores the emerging technology of block chain and all the ramifications that come with it. Blockchain has reimagined the way data is stored and transmitted. Topics include learning about the cryptocurrency network, strategic applications of blockchain technology in existing business, entrepreneurial ventures, regulatory and policy considerations, and privacy risks and ethic implications for this new technology.

        Who Should Take This Course?This academy is suitable for middle schoolers interested in financial technology (Fintech) and emerging technologies.HighlightsStudents will be able to analyze different applications for blockchain in new and existing businesses. Students will be able to discuss the barriers and solutions that will impact the future of blockchain.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtCU-Boulder Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Forensics: Crime Scene Investigation

        This course examines the techniques professionals use to collect and preserve evidence from crime scenes. Learn about crime scene management, diagramming and sketching, photography, fingerprint, trace, impression, physiological and firearms evidence, arson and explosives, and safety issues. Successful CSI utilizes a step-by-step process in the discovery, preservation and collection of physical evidence.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is for students who have a strong interest in solving crime mysteries or want to pursue a career in forensics.HighlightsEvery investigation and crime scene is different so you will never have a dull day. You could be visiting a crime scene and taking photographs one day, while the next you could be in the lab exploring links between suspects and the criminal activity.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School Enrichment, CU-Boulder Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Robotics

        This course will introduce students to the basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, motion planning, mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics, control design, actuators, and sensors, task modeling, human-machine interface, and embedded software. Students will explore these topics through demonstration and construction of small robots.

        Who Should Take This Course?This academy is suitable for students who intend to pursue a career in the field of robotics or just enjoy having fun creating their own robots.HighlightsStudents solve electromechanical problems, develop skills in brainstorming, concept selection, spatial reasoning, teamwork and communication.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtCU-Boulder Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
  • Workshops
    • Arts & Design 1
      • Art Explosion: Tues/Thurs

        Arts & Crafts Sampler: This workshop introduces the design principles needed for creating artwork. It will also encourage a creative and fun approach to the application of these skills through a variety of techniques and projects; including bead-making, tye-dying, drawing, collage-making, and more.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle schoolers who want to get a fun and hands-on experience in creating their own artwork.HighlightsWorkshop encourages creativity and helps students hone their fine and gross motor skills.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Life Skills 8
      • Basketball: Tues/Thurs

        This coed program is under the direction of Georgetown Recreation Players and coaches. Improve your game with a concentrated basketball program emphasizing individual skills, game strategy, playing and practice time.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for players who want to hone their basketball skills over summer.HighlightsYou will be coached to improve on your individual skills and game strategy.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Everybody Dance Now: Mon/Wed

        No dance partner needed, this workshop will focus on individual modern movement. You will learn what makes jazz dance different from tap. You will learn to hip-hop and impress your friends and will learn what modern dance is.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle school students of all dance levels interested in music, dance and performance.HighlightsThis workshop will end with a performance for the Jr. Discovery group.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Healthy Lifestyles: Mon/Wed

        The class will focus on 4 areas: cardio fitness, strength training, mind/body/spirit work and nutrition for the body & mind. Cardio Fitness will include fitness testing and an aerobic sampler classes like: spinning, swimming, jogging, cardio combat, cardio hip hop, step, or Zumba. During strength training, students work with a trainer to create a moderate impact personal weight training program. Students will also learn about the effects of stress on the body and about the benefits of a stretching and meditation program. Possible classes include yoga, Pilates, meditation and stretching. On lecture days, students will learn about nutrition and how to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet, as well as dealing with life’s stresses.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle schoolers who would like to learn how to live a healthier life by incoporating healthy lifestyle choices.HighlightsThis class utilizes certified fitness instructors and nutritionists, as well as guest speakers to create a total mind-body wellness experience.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Outdoor Sampler: Mon/Wed

        Can't decide what you like to do? Then why not try out a sampler of outdoor activities? You will go hiking on Theodore Roosevelt Island, kayak or canoe the Potomac River, swimming at Yates Pool and biking along the C & O Canal Towpath. (All equipment provided)

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle schoolers who want to spend the summer exploring different outdoor activitiesHighlightsYou will go hiking on Theodore Roosevelt Island, kayak or canoe the Potomac River, swimming at Yates Pool and biking along the C & O Canal Towpath. (All equipment provided)DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Sports Conditioning: Tues/Thurs

        Under the supervision of qualified physical trainers, a program will be developed for your own abilities using a variety of free weights, Nautilus and the latest Cybex equipment. You will also have access to the Stairmaster, rowing machines, life-cycles and more.

        Who Should Take This Course?This workshop is suitable for students who would like to use part of there summer to develop their physical fitness. Appropriate for students at all levels.HighlightsThis program will be developed for your own abilities.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Tennis: Mon/Wed

        Learn from the best at the Junior Discovery tennis program. Local pros and players have designed a program for all skill levels of play. You will learn how to perfect your lob and serve.($125 Supplemental Fee)

        Who Should Take This Course?This program is designed for all levels of play!HighlightsStudents learn at the Georgetown Yates Field House indoor courts and Georgetown outdoor courts.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Volleyball: Mon/Wed

        Sun, sand spike! Learn the sport that started in sunny southern California. This course is designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve skills necessary for this fun in the sun sport that's a true total body workout.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for students who want to hone their volleyball skills over summer. Appropriate for all levels of play.HighlightsStudents are coached on a sand vollyball court.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Yoga Groove: Tues/Thurs

        This dynamic-duo high-intensity workout improves your strength, health, and is a lot of fun.

        Who Should Take This Course?This course is suitable for middle schoolers who would like to improve their yoga practice over summer.HighlightsStudents will their increase power, balance, flexibility and mental focus.DatesJun 28 - Jul 10: 2 Weeks Session #1Similar Course Available AtUCLA Middle School EnrichmentApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
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