Georgetown Middle School Enrichment

Washington, DC

Get InfoApply NowResidential and commuter programs for Middle School students2 Week ProgramApply and Enroll by November 30 and Save $300For students completing grades 6, 7, 8 (ages 12-14)

Courses & Workshops

  • Art ExplosionArts & 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.

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  • BasketballBasketball

    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.

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  • BusinessUnderstanding Business, Markets 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 explosion of the Internet. With all of this knowledge, the class will put together a mock mini-investment portfolio and (hopefully) watch it grow!

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    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.

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  • Everybody Dance Now!Everybody Dance Now!

    How can I learn to dance like those people on videos? What is considered modern dance? No dance partners needed, this body 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. For all levels of dancers. This workshop will end with a performance for the Jr. Discovery group.

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  • Group TennisGroup Tennis

    Learn from the best at the Jr. 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, and more at the Georgetown University outdoor courts.

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  • LawForensics: Crime Scene Investigation

    Are you interested in crime scene investigation? Successful CSI utilizes a step-by-step process in the discovery, preservation, and collection of physical evidence. This workshop 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.

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    Mock Trial: Order in the Court

    Explore the process of a trial as well as evidence, witness statements, and arguments. You will be assigned roles as judge, attorneys, witness, defendants, jury members and news media in order to really become a part of a trial. You will argue cases and come up with a trial verdict. Guilty or Not Guilty you will decide.

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  • LeadershipLeaders 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.

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  • Outdoor SamplerHiking / Kayaking / Canoeing / Swimming / Biking

    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&OCanal Towpath. (All equipment provided)

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  • PhotographyDigital Photography & 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. Learn how to use a digital SLR, frame and shoot like a pro, and edit and manipulate your images. Students are required to bring their own 35mm digital SLR cameras (not a camera phones) on the first day of class.

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  • PsychologyAnalyze This!

    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 consult psychologists to explain it to them. You will have the opportunity to learn some basics behind psychology. Psychological experiments will be conducted to enhance the classroom experience.

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  • Public SpeakingSpeaking 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 basic skills it takes to get your point of view across. You will learn delivery styles, verbal and non-verbal techniques and proven ways to begin conquering your fear of speaking out.

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  • Skill BuildingEarly Edge By The Princeton Review

    With increasingly complex high school curricula, and added pressure and competition for college admissions, many families desire to give their children an early edge. Early skills preparation will help navigate the challenges of high school and also help you score your absolute best on admissions tests like the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. To get a head start, we offer Early Edge from The Princeton Review. This comprehensive, skill-building course lays the groundwork for more effective targeted test preparation down the road. It also helps you 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.

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  • Sports ConditioningSports Conditioning

    You’ve seen it on T.V., your friends are doing it, now it is your turn. This dynamic-duo high-intensity workout improves your strength, health and is a lot of fun. Get ready for some great tunes and a full-body workout, that also increases power, balance, flexibility and mental focus.

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  • VolleyballVolleyball

    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.

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  • WritingEssay Writing Workshop

    Why not amaze your high school or middle school teachers with your written prowess? Get a head start on your classmates and learn what it takes to succeed in that high school literature class. You will examine various elements of grammar, mechanics and syntax. The class will break into small workshops to help develop your craft. Don’t be afraid, pick up that pen and write!

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  • Yoga GrooveYoga

    This dynamic-duo high-intensity workout improves your strength, health, and is a lot of fun. Get ready for some great tunes and a full-body workout, that also increases power, balance, flexibility and mental focus.

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  • STEM 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. 

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    Blockchain

    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.

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    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. 

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  • Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Lifestyles

    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.

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