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Kids College

Academic Prep & Enrich for Elementary Grades K-5

Reading & Writing Preparation (grades 1 & 2)

This course will give students the foundation to begin writing as a source of expression, reflection and personal development. They will further their appreciation of literature and learn to master their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Curriculum will be according to each grade.

Mathematics Preparation (grades 1 & 2)

Students will be encouraged to approach math in a fun and interactive way while strengthening their mathematics and problem solving skills, by working with numbers, operations, money. Curriculum will be according to each grade.

Science Exam Test Prep (grade 4)

Focus on math analysis, scientific inquiry, technological design, living environment, and physical setting.

Painting Around NY (grades 3-5)

Build solid skills and develop creativity by learning about the geography and culture of New York State through art! From the five boroughs of NYC, to the shores of Long Island and the vast nature in Upstate New York, learn about the fun facts our state has to offer through mediums such as paint, watercolors and clay sculpture.

NYS Mandated Assessment Preparation: Elementary & Middle School

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 3-5)

Focus on test segments, essay responses to oral and written passages dealing with listening comprehension and writing.

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 3-5)

Review and practice the required skills measured by the new exam, with emphasis on problem solving.

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 3-5)

Focus on math analysis, scientific inquiry, technological design, living environment, and physical setting.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

English Language Arts (ELA) Test (grades 6-8)

Focus on test segments, essay responses to oral and written passages dealing with listening comprehension and writing.

Mathematics Test (grades 6-8)

Review and practice the required skills measured by the new exam, with emphasis on problem solving.

Science Exam Test Prep (grade 8)

Focus on living & physical environment, astronomy, geology, meteorology, chemistry, physics.

Test Prep

Specialized HS Entrance Test Prep

Unscramble the SHSAT through learning logical reasoning, comprehension, algebra, word problems, probability, and statistics.

Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools

If you are an 8th grader who wants to go to a Catholic HS, this test prep is for you. The next exam will be this November so get an early start to be prepared. Develop skills and attain the knowledge to increase your performance on the test.

Teens College Prep for Admissions

Portfolio Development for Specialized HS Admissions

Beginner

Using drawing as the foundation for all art, work on projects that include: portraits, fashion, still life. Develop your observational drawing skills. Get a head start on the portfolio process!

Intermediate

Utilize your newly learned experience and work on projects that include: portraits, fashion, still life, landscape, seascape, cityscape, basic one point perspective, and shading techniques. Strengthen your observational drawing skills. This class is a perfect segue for students who have taken the traditional Portfolio class.

COLLEGE READINESS PREP: Academic Integrity through Paper Research Skills (grades 9-12)

This academic based computer class will teach you how to develop skills in writing college level research papers. Learn how to properly cite authors, use footnotes, create a works cited page and hone proper research skills such as using search engines to extract academic information. Discover the guidelines on plagiarism. Students will complete a “mock” academic paper and are encouraged to bring their homework to work on in class.

Regents Test Prep

Why should I consider taking the test prep classes?

The Regents are a battery of exams that New York State high school students take to receive their diploma, as well as to test their knowledge and preparedness for college. Certain subjects are required, while others are offered as an option to receive an advanced diploma. Students must pass five Regents exams: English, math, global history, U.S. history and science, with a score of 65 percent or more. These preparation courses are a great way to help achieve your best score.

SAT Test Prep

Scholastic Aptitude Test: SAT

Prepare and improve your scores by developing your verbal, mathematics and essay writing skills. Course includes evaluation of practice tests and essay writing.

Learn question analysis and how to eliminate incorrect responses • Learn how to select correct answers to math problems • Practice taking the test under simulated examination conditions. • Review your responses with the instructor. • Build your confidence for success.

QCC Chinese Academy

Chinese Class

Learn Pinyin, simplified characters, exploer chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Technology & the Arts

Modern Art Meets Computers

Learn Pinyin, simplified characters, exploer chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Sports & Recreation

ZUMBA Classes for Kids (grades 1-5)

ZUMBAtomic® classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love ZUMBAtomic® because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. ZUMBAtomic® is an hour-long dance party your child(ren) will not want to miss!

Family Fun Tennis

This exciting tennis course is being offere for both parents and their kids! Learn all the basic strokes, including the forehand, backhand, volley and serve, and have fun playing tennis together! Parents and their child(ren) will compete against one another, doing drills and playing lead-up tennis games. Discussion of rules and scoring with matches to be played. Who will win: the Moms and Dads, or their Superstar Children? Only one way to find out… sign up early and let the Games Begin!

Drivers Education

This NYS Education Dept.-approved course is for all eligible public and private high school students. Instructors are licensed by the NYS Department of Education. This program uses late model vehicles with dual controls. Eligibility. All high school students are eligible to register for the Driver Education program provided they are or will be 16 years of age by February 1. Students must have a learner’s permit or junior license before and bring to first class.

Objectives
• Acquire safe driving skills and defensive driving awareness.
• Earn the MV 285 “Completion Certificate,” providing eligibility for 10-15% discounts on insurance premiums with most companies; Duplicate cards, $20; Duplicate letters, $10.
• Qualify to apply for senior driver’s license at age 17.

Swimming

Tiny Tots Swimming (ages 2-6)

Develop water skills safely and with fun—and with parents. One adult must sign up with and accompany each child during instruction.

Adolescent/Pre-Teen Swimming (ages 7-14)

Participants are classified at the first session to ensure similar swim levels for each group. To enroll, a child must be able to stand in 3-1/2 feet of water.

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