Jewelry Making & Design (70 hours)                                            
Ages 9-10:

  • Fundamental concepts of color theory and composition.
  • Lay out patterns, string beads, use jump rings, spirals, transitions and knots to create unique designs.
  • Using high-quality tools and beads provided with our course to complete projects and submit creative, new pieces for review.
  • Working with instructor to create unique pieces of jewelry

Ages 11-14:

  • Fundamental concepts of color theory and composition.
  • Lay out patterns, string beads, use jump rings, spirals, transitions and knots to create unique designs.
  • Using high-quality tools and beads provided with our course to complete projects and submit creative, new pieces for review.
  • Understanding business basics – budgets, costs, labor, and materials.
  • Working with instructors to create a unique line of jewelry complete with pictures, packaging, business cards and table displays.

 

Hip Hop or Pop ELA (Reading/Writing Lab) (54 hours)
Ages 11-14 will engage in a blended (hands-on and computer based) program that incorporates age-appropriate hip hop music and ELA. Students will learn important TEKS aligned skills such as:

  • Inferencing & drawing conclusions
  • Interpreting implicit and explicit theme
  • Identifying and using literary devices & stylistic elements
  • Providing evidence in text to support claims
  • Analyzing literary works with shared themes

At the end of the course, students should be able to use critical thinking skills to understand song lyrics and create meaning and write their own song that includes the elements studied in the course.

In the News Journalism (54 hours)                                                         

This course introduces middle school students to journalism concepts and meets state language arts and history standards. The major focus will be on media literacy, the craft of journalism and newspaper production with activities that include:

  • Games and activities that help students to acquire a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the basic rights of American citizens
  • Activities that teach the basic rights of the First Amendment
  • History of the first newspapers in America
  • Study of when and where news comes from and how it is disseminated
  • Impact of social media and blogs in the world of journalism
  • Writing and editing games and activities
  • Writing finished products for a variety of audiences

 

Figures & Fundamentals (54 hours)

Ages 8-10 will engage in interactive games and activities that teaches the five math strands.

  • Number Sense and Operations – Knowing how to represent numbers, recognizing ‘how many’ are in a group, and using numbers to compare and represent paves the way for grasping number theory, place value and the meaning of operations and how they relate to one another.
  • Geometry and Spatial Sense – Children build on their knowledge of basic shapes to identify more complex 2-D and 3-D shapes by drawing and sorting. They then learn to reason spatially, read maps, visualize objects in space, and use geometric modeling to solve problems. Eventually children will be able to use coordinate geometry to specify locations, give directions and describe spatial relationships.
  • Measurement – Learning how to measure and compare involves concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity and money. Telling the time and using money links to an understanding of the number system and represents an important life skill.
  • Data Analysis and Probability – As children collect information about the world around them, they will find it useful to display and represent their knowledge. Using charts, tables, graphs will help them learn to share and organize data.
  • Algebra– The ability to sort and order objects or numbers and recognizing and building on simple patterns are examples of ways children begin to experience algebra. This elementary math concept sets the groundwork for working with algebraic variables as a child’s math experience grows.

Figures & Fundamentals II (54 hours)

Middle school students will engage in math activities, which build upon elementary math’s foundation and prepare students for Algebra. Activities focus on explaining why mathematical rules work so that students learn and understand the rules, not just memorize them. They are also able to apply basic rules to apply them to other content areas such as science. Middle school students engage in a combination of individual and small group work with our instructors in a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written exercises that align with a number of TEKS.

Pics & Pixels Photography (54 hours) 

Students ages 6-13 will learn the basics of digital photography through the use of digital cameras and photo editing software. This project-based class is ideal for students wanting to learn about photography in a fun way. This course incorporates  the history of photography and basic photography techniques, including composition and angles, to help students learn a new skill in a fun and challenging way. Students will participate in photo walks, scavenger hunts and other engaging activities as well as create a digital portfolio at the completion of the course.

Homework Help (On-going appx.108)

Ages 6-14

Square One Learning provides certified teachers and degreed tutors during after school hours to assist students with challenging homework tasks. Our instructors combine personal instruction with independent learning to ensure that students not only understand homework concepts, but also learn how to apply those skills. Teachers will identify TEKS and may assign additional practice for students who demonstrate a need. Our teachers share instant feedback with students and parents, helping homework time to become more beneficial and less stressful. 

Test Ready SAT/ACT Test Prep (72 hours)
Ages 13-16
Square One Learning provides test preparation tutors to middle school & high school students in grades 8-12 to prepare for college entrance exams. All tutors are trained to know the PSAT & SAT/ ACT exams inside and out. Our program incorporates small-group instruction, independent learning, online resources and practice tests. This comprehensive approach ensures that students not only learn strategies for tackling every type of exam question, but they also can focus on the specific skill areas they need to improve in.