Know a Middle School student who is looking to expand their mind this summer with a rigorous summer course? If so, why not check out High Tech High School's flash, solar energy and robotics courses for students in sixth through eight grade.
High Tech High School on the Brookdale Campus in Lincroft is a rigorous school is one of the career academies of the Monmouth County Vo-Tech system. It recently was chosen by US News and World Report as the best public high school in New Jersey.
Here are three weeklong courses offered at High Tech this summer, to register online, visit this page.
Flash Animation and Web Design
Session 1: July 23 – July 27, 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. Grades 6, 7, & 8. Cost: $200
Session 2: August 6 – August 10, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grades 6, 7, & 8 Cost: $200
Students will learn how to create animated movies using the Flash programming language. Participants will learn the proper use of storyboards to plan the creation of their project. Students will then transfer their storyboards to animated Flash movies utilizing animation techniques such as shape and motion tweening. Additionally, students will learn about web site creation and design. The participants will construct a web site that incorporates the flash project they created in the earlier part of the week. All participants will transfer their projects onto a CD supplied by the school that they can take home. The course will balance analytic thinking skills with artistic creativity.
Solar Electric Technology
July 23 – July 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grades 6, 7, & 8. Cost: $200
Learn about solar electric technology with scientific theory and hands on activities using solar plates to electrify electric motors. Using 3D modeling software and mechanical parts design and build your own mechanical product. Boys & girls entering 6th, 7th, & 8thgrade who are curious, creative and wish to enhance their technical skills are eligible for this new one week program at High Technology High School located on Brookdale Community College Campus. The only requirement is the willingness to enhance their creativity and develop their technical skills. Using state-of -the-art technology 3D modeling software and Research & Development laboratory girls & boys will design and build solar products. Students are not required to have any previous computer knowledge or drawing skills.
Robot Building Bonanza
July 9th –July 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grades 6, 7, & 8. Cost: $200
Learn how to build robots using hands on tool techniques, recycled materials, electric motors, switches and small batteries. Learn about electricity and how to make it work for you and your robot. Using 3D modeling software and precession engineering tools, design and build your own working robot. The last day of the program you will participate in a competition against your peers using your own designed robot. Boys & girls entering 6th, 7th, & 8th grade who are curious, creative and wish to enhance their technical skills are eligible for this new one week program at High Technology High School located on the Brookdale Community College Campus. The only requirement is the willingness to learn and develop technical skills. Using state-of -the-art technology, 3D modeling software and our research & development laboratory girls & boys will design robots and compete against each other. Students are not required to have any previous computer knowledge, or electronic skills.
To reach High Technology High School, call (732) 842-8444 or visit http://www.hths.mcvsd.org