1st Quarter Electives
August 14 - October 11
Ages 9-14

 
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R School offers a variety of elective courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A-La-Carte registration will open on August 7th, but annual or quarterly enrollment for 1-2 Day Electives is currently available.

New students must apply to R School prior to registering for electives.

Annual Price Tuesday & Thursday:  $3,610 + $300 Curriculum/Materials Fee
Quarterly Price Tuesday & Thursday:  $1,980 + $200 Curriculum/Materials Fee

Annual Price Tuesday OR Thursday:  $1,199 (includes Curriculum/Materials Fee)
Quarterly Price Tuesday OR Thursday: $649 (includes Curriculum/Materials Fee)

Pricing does NOT include the 3:45-5:30 after school classes.

Elective Course Descriptions & Individual Prices

Tuesday Electives

Health & Physical Education / Tuesday 8:30-9:45am

Staying active is a lifelong pursuit, and finding hobbies that can provide regular activity is one of the keys to lifelong health and wellness. R School Health & Physical Education emphasizes self-awareness and responsibility in maintaining health, including emotional health, relationships, stress management, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and individualized behavior modification.
Individual Price:  $109
Dates:  8/14-10/9


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DIY / Tuesday 9:45-11:15

How can we encourage kids to step away from the video games and create something with their own hands? In this “Do It Yourself” class, students will learn simple skills that can be useful in creating a multitude of crafts. Potential projects include the use of pallet wood, creating storage units & tables, creative decor and turning common household objects into fun new functional items.
Individual Price:  $189
Dates:  8/14-10/9


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IMPROV(ing) Social & Emotional Skills / Tuesday 12:15-1:45pm

In this fun, interactive improv class, students will engage in the act of risk-taking in a safe environment and learn the art of “Yes, and . . .” Life can be messy, and so often, we expect everything to turn out perfectly, but in this class, students learn to expect the mess and then find ways to get through it (or around it). This class includes all ages.
Individual Price:  $189
Dates:  8/14-10/9


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Dystopian Literature:  Power & Propaganda / Tuesday 12:15-1:45pm (ages 12+)

Dystopia is a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive society control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through some sort of outside means, such as government control, corporate control, or technological control. This quarter, we will focus on the question of why and how is propaganda such a powerful means of control in a dystopian society. We will start with Anthem by Ayn Rand and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Other novels and stories TBD.

This book club is for students ages 12 and up who are prepared to read and discuss books at that level of difficulty and at the 12+ content level.  
Individual Price:  $189
Dates:  8/14-10/9


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Introduction to Computer Science / Tuesday 1:45-3:30pm

Learn the basics of computer science and internet safety. Students can move at their own pace, work ahead at home, or work collaboratively with other students in class with instructor assistance.  Beginner students may focus on the basics of typing and word processing in addition to beginning programming. More advanced students will expand their programming skills through incorporating various programming languages, skills, and projects.
Individual Price:  $189
Dates:  8/14-10/9


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Lego Club / Tuesday Various Times

Lego Club is designed to provide students with an enjoyable activity that stimulates and develops spatial intelligence and fine motor skills. Students will build independently in our “innovation” zone, complete scripted builds in our “structured” zone, and attempt various design concepts in our “challenge” zone. 

Not available for individual registration.


Thursday Electives

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Music Appreciation (Theme TBD) / Thursday 8:30-9:45am

Music Appreciation is designed to expose students to various genres of music around the world, and to create an understanding of rhythm, dynamics, melody, harmony, tone color, texture, and musical forms so they can appreciate and relate to music in a deeper and more personal way. This is not a performance-based course, but students will have hands-on experience in making music utilizing their voices and other body rhythm. 
Individual Price:  $109
Dates:  8/16-10/11


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Digital Storytelling: 20x20 / Thursday 9:45-11:15am

We've all been there, sitting in an audience, waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a presentation to end.  At some point, we stop listening all together, even when the speaker clearly has passion for the topic. Our ability to gain understanding, help, and agreement from others, whether we are presenting our information in class or working in a small group, hinges on our ability to communicate effectively.

This course is all about transforming an idea in our head into a powerful presentation meant to inspire and engage an audience, not put put an audience to sleep! Each step along the way is valuable -- identifying what matters to us, writing a compelling script, utilizing memorization tools, and crafting a fitting delivery, among others. The final class of the quarter will be open to families so that the students may present their talks.
Example Presentations
Individual Price:  $189
Dates:  8/16-10/11


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Cooking: Big World. Little Bites. / Thursday 12:15-1:45pm

R School cooking classes are designed to encourage innovation, divergent thinking, independence, curiosity, and risk-taking, while fostering creativity, resilience, and flexibility -- all within a safe, encouraging, and delicious environment. 
Individual Price: $189
Dates:  8/16-10/11


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Engineering: Thursday 1:45-3:30pm  

The mission of this class is to create exciting engineering activities and experiences that allow students to act as engineers and engage in the engineering design process.  As students work through their engineering design challenges, they will have the opportunity to build problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills. 
Individual Price: $189
Dates:  8/16-10/11


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Loose Parts / Thursday Various Times

Inspiring play, critical thinking, innovation, and flexibility in young children is the goal of this course.  Students in Loose Parts will move, manipulate, control, and change various synthetic and natural found, bought, or upcycled materials to create endless possibilities.

Opportunity to engage with Loose Parts will be available to students at various times, including as alternatives to some electives, during breaks/recess if weather is bad, or other times as needed or desired.

Not available for individual registration.