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Cushman Virtual is offering multiple After School & Summer courses. Registration is now open.

In addition to full time enrollment during the summer semester, Cushman Virtual offers students:

  • Supplemental courses
  • The opportunity to earn additional credits
  • The ability to pursue an interest or hobby

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After School Courses

Design & Technology

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Wednesday 6:29 pm – 7:20 pm
Thursday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm

In Computer Science, students will study the theoretical and practical applications of computer processes. Students will gain understanding of computational and systems thinking, hardware and software, algorithmic creation and function, and data collection and analysis. Students will be exploring the programming language Python and will build projects to demonstrate the skills that they’ve attained.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Wednesday 6:29 pm – 7:20 pm
Thursday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm

In Computer Science, students will study the theoretical and practical applications of computer processes. Students will gain understanding of computational and systems thinking, hardware and software, algorithmic creation and function, and data collection and analysis. Students will be exploring the programming language Python and will build projects to demonstrate the skills that they’ve attained.

Course Price: $3,500.00

English

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have you always enjoyed reading? Can you remember the first book or piece of literature that you got really excited about? Or what piece of writing inspired you to write? To think and write creatively is to write from the unconscious and get in touch with your own native voice.
By examining a range of both fiction and nonfiction stories, students will explore what speaks to them as readers and writers – those qualities that will lead them to their written voice. There will be workshops to read and critique final pieces. Students will explore a wide range of genres including science fiction, fantasy, creative nonfiction, memoir, realistic fiction, gonzo journalism, etc.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have you always enjoyed reading? Can you remember the first book or piece of literature that you got really excited about? Or what piece of writing inspired you to write? To think and write creatively is to write from the unconscious and get in touch with your own native voice.
By examining a range of both fiction and nonfiction stories, students will explore what speaks to them as readers and writers – those qualities that will lead them to their written voice. There will be workshops to read and critique final pieces. Students will explore a wide range of genres including science fiction, fantasy, creative nonfiction, memoir, realistic fiction, gonzo journalism, etc.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Tuesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The intended purpose of seventh grade English is to encourage students to become more avid readers and fluent writers. Students will be prompted to think critically and thoughtfully in an effort to produce more assured, thorough, and insightful readers and writers. In this pursuit, the English curriculum focuses on the essential elements of literacy: reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary enhancement, and grammar. Students can expect these components to be highlighted, reinforced, and tested throughout the term. In addition to enriching the students’ exposure to literature, this course is designed to prepare them for their future academic careers so that they are progressively prepared to succeed.
In addition to teacher-selected novels, course materials, and other assignments, students will have the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills, learn how to kindly critique writing, and respond to real-world topics that interest them. Every assignment, activity, and selected novel is chosen with the best interests of the child at heart and with intention to actualize an established learning goal.

Course Price: Free

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

This course is designed to develop students’ abilities to think, organize, and express their ideas clearly and effectively in writing. It will incorporate reading, research, and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the various forms of expository writing such as process, description, narration, comparison, analysis, persuasion, and argumentation. Students will leave this class with the skills necessary to be a proficient writer in adult life.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

This course incorporates the joys of reading with the adventures of writing creatively! Throughout The Writer’s Book Club, students will read a novel of their choice while analyzing different forms of creative writing. Students will create their own poems, songs, and short fiction in addition to experimenting with scenes meant for television and the stage. Students will also focus on enhancing significant aspects of fiction such as characters and setting. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to share aspects of their independent reading choices with the group through literary circles. We look forward to hearing about your favorite reads and workshopping your creative works!

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This course incorporates the joys of reading with the adventures of writing creatively! Throughout The Writer’s Book Club, students will read a novel of their choice while analyzing different forms of creative writing. Students will create their own poems, songs, and short fiction in addition to experimenting with scenes meant for television and the stage. Students will also focus on enhancing significant aspects of fiction such as characters and setting. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to share aspects of their independent reading choices with the group through literary circles. We look forward to hearing about your favorite reads and workshopping your creative works!

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The intended purpose of Eighth Grade Writing is to guide students in becoming empowered by their own words and voices and to improve their written communication skills. Students will be prompted to think critically and thoughtfully in an effort to produce more fluent, thorough, and insightful writing. In this pursuit, students will become familiar with eight types of essays: narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, analytical, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and argumentative.

While each essay style will be taught in its own unit to ensure complete understanding, the writing process, vocabulary enhancement, and grammar lessons will be emphasized throughout the term. In addition to teacher-directed prompts, students will have the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills, learn how to kindly critique their peers’ writing, and respond to real-world topics that interest them.

Course Price: Free

Math

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

In Algebra I, instruction will emphasize five areas: (1) performing operations with polynomials and radicals, and extending the Laws of Exponents to include rational exponents; (2) extending understanding of functions to linear, quadratic and exponential functions and using them to model and analyze real-world relationships; (3) solving quadratic equations in one variable and systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; (4) building functions, identifying their key features and representing them in various ways and (5) representing and interpreting categorical and numerical data with one and two variables.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

In Algebra I, instruction will emphasize five areas: (1) performing operations with polynomials and radicals, and extending the Laws of Exponents to include rational exponents; (2) extending understanding of functions to linear, quadratic and exponential functions and using them to model and analyze real-world relationships; (3) solving quadratic equations in one variable and systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; (4) building functions, identifying their key features and representing them in various ways and (5) representing and interpreting categorical and numerical data with one and two variables.

Course Price: Free

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Algebra II will guide you through concepts such as linear equations, inequalities, graphs, matrices, polynomials and radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions, exponential and logarithmic expressions, sequences and series, probability and trigonometry. This course introduces students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further study in mathematics (College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and beyond), and increase students’ mathematic literacy, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. The problem solving and critical thinking skills that students learn in Algebra II are valuable tools that can be taken to and applied in other disciplines.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Students will learn that math is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. They will see that math is in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and even sports. Math is a perspective in the way to see the world. This course covers the following topics: solving linear equations, graphing and writing linear equations in all forms, solving linear inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, linear functions, exponential equations and functions, polynomial equations and factoring, and graphing quadratic functions.

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In Geometry, instruction will emphasize five areas: (1) proving and applying relationships and theorems involving two-dimensional figures using Euclidean geometry and coordinate geometry; (2) establishing congruence and similarity using criteria from Euclidean geometry and using rigid transformations; (3) extending knowledge of geometric measurement to two-dimensional figures and three-dimensional figures; (4) creating and applying equations of circles in the coordinate plane and (5) developing an understanding of right triangle trigonometry.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

In Algebra I, instruction will emphasize five areas: (1) performing operations with polynomials and radicals, and extending the Laws of Exponents to include rational exponents; (2) extending understanding of functions to linear, quadratic and exponential functions and using them to model and analyze real-world relationships; (3) solving quadratic equations in one variable and systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables; (4) building functions, identifying their key features and representing them in various ways and (5) representing and interpreting categorical and numerical data with one and two variables.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Wednesday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Thursday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm

In Honors Calculus, instructional time will emphasize four areas: (1) developing understanding of limits and continuity of functions; (2) finding derivatives and applying them to motions, slopes, related rates and optimizations; (3) applying limits and derivatives to graph and analyze functions and (4) evaluating integrals and applying them to areas, volumes, average values and differential equations.

Pre-Requisite: Honors Pre-Calculus

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Pre-Algebra Course is a continuation and extension of basic algebra concepts previously introduced and a review of arithmetic algorithms. Emphasis is on concepts necessary to be successful in Algebra I. An integral part of the course is to help the student develop good mathematical study skills and learning strategies. Topics include the study of single and multi-step equations, transformations, linear equations including systems, exponents, select topics in geometry, and functions.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Wednesday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Thursday 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm

Honors Pre-Calculus is a comprehensive course that weaves together previous study of Algebra, Geometry, and functions into a preparatory course for Calculus. The course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. Pre-Calculus topics include, but are not limited to: Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometry, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Matrices, Determinants, Conics and Analytic Geometry, Sequences and Series, Probability, and an Introduction to Calculus. This course is the prerequisite for A.P. Calculus.

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra II.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Enrichment

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This course will explore the mechanics of drawing and painting. Students will be introduced to sketching techniques, including shading and perspective in drawing. In painting, students will understand color mixing and blending, thus combining both to create original artworks. This course is open to students of all ability levels.

Please note this class meets for two 1.5 hour blocks.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Science

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

The use of scientific principles in problem solving requires knowledge of different subjects relevant to natural, social, and economic aspects that govern the actions and behaviors of humans. Those who are training to design these solutions need to recognize, understand, manage, and apply the bases related to experimental and project design and identify their actions, as well as the theories and paradigms related to the systemic understanding of complex problems, so that these actions are coherent with the characteristics of the context in which they act and are consistent with the ruptures that require the development of these solutions.

The processes of planning, designing, and evaluating experiments, projects and solutions are covered from an engineering standpoint to create a common view on the problem to be dealt with. This approach requires the development of a scientific approach to build the objects of study and to build consensus and agreements on the problems being worked on, a skill that must be inherent to any student pursuing a career in engineering.

Understanding how to approach the development of projects and/or experiments to solve engineering problems, entails the knowledge and handling of the methodologies used in Science, Technology, Environment, and Math. These topics carry methodological complexity and demand a human formation appropriate for teamwork, group management and the appreciation of the languages used in different fields of knowledge.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

This course seeks to inform and mold students into informed science citizens of Planet Earth, who are knowledgeable about taking action to create sustainability in our global human culture. This course has a diverse mix of physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science, blended with government policy, history, and politics.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The design of the Middle School Life Science Program is to provide students with a technology-rich, integrated program that incorporates the study of cellular structures and genetics, human biology, health, all the kingdoms of organisms, environmental influences, and the scientific method of research.

Course Price: Free

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Tuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Physical Science is a hands-on course that covers the fundamentals of chemistry and physics. The course covers the basics of force and motion, energy, waves, electromagnetism, matter, and the foundations of chemistry and chemical structures. Each unit of study is based in inquiry learning and discovery through the scientific process and engineering practices.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Social Studies

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Knowledge of human activity allows the student to acquire greater skills for the analysis, comprehension and problem solution to issues involving both the biophysical environment and the social and cultural reality bound to it. This, through the analysis and evaluation of social action as the core of the appropriation and transformation of spaces, and through the comprehension of the organizational dynamics and the projection of the territories as well as the identification and evaluation of the relations between societies and their environments.

The course is based on the need to introduce students to the discussion and reflection of relevant and complementary topics in Latin America (security, politics, borders, democracy, economic development) for their education from the approaches and perspectives of social studies. The course will present and examine the theoretical proposals of different areas of knowledge such as Anthropology, Sociology, History and Geography, emphasizing the contributions of these disciplines to the understanding of the relationship between human beings among cultures and with their environment.

This course enables the student to acquire skills for reaching out to social, political, and environmental issues by applying qualitative and quantitative techniques such as interviews, surveys, life histories, social mapping, debate, and photo interpretation. These tools allow a greater degree of understanding of reality essential to interpret relevant problems in human organization and spatial management.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Psychology engages students in critical thinking about important issues in the world around them, and exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking. We will study behavior and mental processes. Skills learned in psychology will help students chart their courses into the future and allow the development of critical thinking skills that are important for personal and societal decision making. This course will also focus on scientific literacy so students will be able to interpret and critique what they hear in the media. Students will learn the tools that allow them to evaluate claims effectively and to make rational decisions. Finally, they will be able to discriminate between evidence-based statements and individuals’ opinions.

Course Price: $3,500.00

World Languages

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Middle School Italian I is a beginning level course designed to introduce students to the Italian language and culture. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation skills through a variety of interactive activities and exercises. Throughout the course, students will engage with authentic materials such as songs, videos, and texts to build their comprehension and communication skills. They will also learn about Italian culture and customs, and explore how the language is used in different contexts. Students will practice speaking and listening skills through regular class discussions and activities. By the end of the course, students will have gained a foundation in Italian and will be able to communicate in basic conversations on a variety of topics.

Course Price: Free

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

This course is designed to establish a foundation in Spanish proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). A different array of resources are used in this course, i.e. interactive multimedia, texts, videos, games, etc. Students are encouraged to explore and discover how much they already know, building understanding and confidence along the way.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Physical Education & Health

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Thursday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Students will practice and learn the history and benefits of Yoga, breath work, and meditation. Students will learn about healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Suitable for students of all fitness levels, students will engage in yoga exercises, and meditation and mindfulness practices, balanced with discussions and activities centered around living a healthy lifestyle, mental health wellbeing, and self-care.

This class fulfills a high school Physical Education and Health and Wellness requirement.

Course Price: $3,500.00

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 6 – Grade 8
Monday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Wednesday 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Students will practice and learn the history and benefits of Yoga, breath work, and meditation. Suitable for students of all fitness levels, students will engage in yoga exercises, and meditation and mindfulness practices, balanced with discussions and activities centered around living a healthy lifestyle, mental health wellbeing, and self-care.

Course Price: $2,333.00

College Readiness

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Monday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Professional Communications is a high school level course that teaches students important skills for the workplace, including effective communication, resume writing, interview skills, and preparation for work life. Through a variety of activities and assignments, students will learn how to communicate professionally in various settings, craft a strong resume and cover letter, excel in job interviews, and write essays that showcase their strengths, abilities, and life experiences. This course is designed to give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their academic and professional careers.

Course Price: Free

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12

This course prepares students to take the SAT and ACT exams, guides them through analysis of their test taking strengths and weaknesses, progress tracking, and determination as to which exam(s) will be best for them to take based on their personal knowledge and skills.

This course is offered year-round in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Price: $3,500.00

World History

Jan 17 – May 19, 2023 Grade 9 – Grade 12
Tuesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 am

In this survey of world history from prehistoric to modern times, we focus on the key developments and events that have shaped civilization across time. Lessons center around evolutions in religion, philosophy, the arts, science and technology, and political history. Additionally, the course introduces geographic concepts and skills within the context of our historical narrative. Students analyze primary sources and maps, create timelines, and complete research based projects, practicing historical thinking and writing skills as they explore the broad themes and big ideas of human history.

Course Price: Free