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2019 ENRICHMENT CLASSES

3D MODELING
BUSINESS
DIGITAL MUSIC
Esports
FITNESS
psychology
Soccer
Tennis
ACT PREP
CAREER DISCOVERY
Economics
FASHION
HS Math
Public speaking
Social Media
Video Game Dev.
ANATOMY
COOKING
ENGINEERING
FILMMAKING
Music
SAT PREP
Stock Market
Yoga
BIOLOGY
Creative Writing
ESL
FINANCE
Photography
Robotics
Studio Art

3D Modeling

What will you create in 3D? From medicine to mechanical engineering, the applications of the 3D printer are both endless and amazing. This course will help you transform 2D ideas into 3D creations. You will learn how to use softwares and other open-source platforms to model and prepare your 3D designs for export and printing. After receiving a virtual primer on the 3D printing process, and using polygonal geometry to efficiently realize your design ideas, you will learn how to manufacture designs at home via professional services like Shapeways. If all of this sounds complicated, don’t worry, it’s not! You’ll dive right into designing and be a pro before the end of the week.

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ACT PREP

Ready to score your personal best on the ACT? Put yourself in the driver’s seat of the college application process with this ACT Prep class. It’s designed to help you test with greater confidence for greater results. You’ll start by taking practice tests covering each section of the assessment (learn more about the different sections here). From there, instructors identify and hone in on areas where your scores can improve. Small class sizes ensure that you receive tailored instruction and customized test-taking strategies. Feel better and score better on your ACTs with this tried and true course that’s helped countless students take their college eligibility and test-taking sureness to new heights.

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Anatomy – Limited Spaces Available

Have you ever wondered how our bodies constantly operate around the clock? In this class you’ll examine anatomy and physiology in fascinatingly close detail. You’ll learn the complexities of the body’s cells, tissues and major organs. In this hands-on class, you will get to participate in a variety dissections, simulations, labs, activities and discussions designed to enhance your understanding of the body’s four systems – muscular, circulatory, urinary and skeletal. Basic mechanisms underlying human life processes will be explored along with diseases and disorders affecting the body. Finally, this course will outline different fields of medicine as well as the medical careers that comprise each one. If you are interested in this course to jump start your career in medicine, you can read more about pre-med courses for high schoolers and how to prepare for a career in medicine.

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Biology – Limited Spaces Available

Every doctor’s career begins with the love of biology. Dial up your biology comprehension in this powerfully informative course. Discover the physiology associated with different biological systems, including their mechanical components, potential failures and the effects each one has on the body as a whole. Examine ethics and decision-making related to modern medicine and biological intervention. Give your medical pursuits a boost with this thorough, thought-provoking course. If you are interested in this course to jump start your career in medicine, you can read more about pre-med courses for high schoolers and how to prepare for a career in medicine.

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Business – Limited Spaces Available

Do you have what it takes to win a Shark Tank style competition? You will after spending a week in this business class. During this summer class you will participate with other future business moguls from around the world in a collaborative learning experience. You will learn the importance of and how to act entrepreneurially. With your team, you will devise a product or service, create a winning business plan and compete at the end of the week shark tank competition. Along the way you will learn critical, analytical, collaboration and presentation skills. Experience this class this summer and be inspired to take the business world by storm. Interested in this course? You might like our Business School, too. Learn more about business programs at JKCP and the benefits of a summer business program for high school students.

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Career Discovery – Limited Spaces Available

Beat the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” blues. Today’s career options can feel endless, which is exciting, but can be overwhelming, too. Career Discovery gets it – and gets you exponentially closer to pinpointing your unique strengths and passions and the careers that match them best. This course immerses you in lively activities and exercises that unlock your interests, all while outlining corresponding professional paths. You’ll try your hand at projects relating to fields across industries and specialties while engaging in pre-professional activities that pay off no matter where you end up work-wise. This is the career compass you’ve been looking for!

Check out this article for a behind the scenes look at what you’ll do in this class or tips to start the process at home, Career Exploration at Enrichment

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Cooking – Limited Spaces Available

Cook up culinary confidence. Watch your kitchen skills flourish under the guidance of top chefs in this much-loved program. This summer class covers cooking essentials before moving onto advanced specialties and preparations. You’ll master culinary techniques including knife skills, mise en place, pairings and plate presentations and create mouth-watering dishes and exquisite dining affairs. Compete against peers in our “Almost Famous Chef Competition,” styled after TV’s Chopped. All in all, walk away with the fundamentals of a strong culinary pastime or career using farm-to-table, sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients under the watchful eyes of kitchen pros. Interested in this course? You might like our two-week Cooking School, too.

Dive deeper into what students will learn during this course and explore the benefits of kids learning to cook in this article, What High School Students Can Learn From Cooking Class

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Creative Writing

Take a huge step toward finishing your novel, essay or screenplay. We all have stories to tell. For some, the hardest part is finding the time, place and focus to put pen to paper (or hands to keyboard). Other writers get stuck on structure, style and technique. Whatever’s stifling your inner scribe, this course can help. Spend one week sharpening your skills while surrounded by inspiring work, constructive conversation and people who love writing as much as you do. Explore a variety of genres, study innovative examples of modern writing and take a stab at six-word writing exercises that test your ability to write concisely with impact. Whether an essay, novel or poem is your dream, we will help you take actionable steps to make it a reality.

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Digital Music

The soundtrack of your summer starts here. Much of today’s music starts on the screen rather than the page. Discover what it takes to create entire albums without ever touching an instrument. This course offers access to and practical mastery of software that lets you explore, sample, mix and compose digital music – including your own original tracks. Whether you’re an aspiring DJ, music producer or a rising performance star, this course puts you on the right “track” to achieve your musical goals.

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Economics

You’ve heard the saying, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” Find out why and how with an in-depth look at the backbone of business: economics. This course dives into both micro and macroeconomics to illustrate how economics affects individuals, groups, corporations, nations and our world – including the role of national and international policies. Examining everything from current events to board game strategies, you’ll dissect the forces that influence economic success. Along the way, sharpen your vocabulary and analyze concepts like decision-making, cost-benefit analysis, opportunity cost, productivity, and scarcity. Space in this class is limited; seats are available while they last!

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Engineering

Fusing creativity and logic during your summer at Enrichment. Engineering is a branch of science that requires equal parts innovation and mathematics. In our engineering lab, motivated students embrace the chaos that accompanies the onset of a specific problem, then use both creative instincts and the scientific method to work towards a solution. At the top of every class, the instructor presents you with a scenario that you and your group are tasked with solving. Accompanied by expert instruction, you’ll dive right in and employ hands-on trial and error to arrive at a solution. Designed to mimic scenarios real engineers face every day, this course pits you against the clock, challenging you to resolve issues using finite sets of resources. If you’re considering a career as an engineer, this is the course for you.

6 Sign You May Want to Be an Engineer

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English as a Second Language

Instruction + American Immersion = Improved Fluency. Improve your English dramatically in this lively, supportive course!  Designed to expand your English vocabulary, comprehension, and communication skills, this immersive experience places students in one of three levels based on their existing fluency, then takes them on a journey with real results. When students arrive, their English proficiency is assessed by master-level instructors. From there, they’re placed in one of three groups. Our first group focuses on basic grammar and vocabulary expansion. Group two puts those existing skills to use in conversations. Finally, group three practices and discusses advanced linguistics, conversational idioms and standardized test prep. All groups engage in exercises designed to strengthen day-to-day conversational necessities including salutations, directional terms, holidays and slang. Looking to speak English more confidently, prepare for your Cambridge or TOEFL exam, or excel in English class this upcoming school year? Jumpstart your success with this course.

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Esports

The Enrichment Esports course invites gamers of all skill levels to embark on a fun and rigorous course. At the beginning of the session, you will choose your preferred game to focus on, be it Starcraft, DOTA 2, FIFA, the newly released APEX Legends and many more. Instructors will devote personalized attention to you individually to ensure you improve your skills and strategies by thinking about the game from a more analytical mindset. You will get to play with professional gamers who know the ins and outs of the industry. Besides learning strategy and skills each day, you will build your self-confidence and be exposed to careers in the Esports field. After days of instruction and strategy, you will get to apply your knowledge in a culminating championship tournament event. Interested in this course? You might like our two-week Esports Camp, too.

If you want more information about Esports, this article is the perfect starting point, The Ultimate Guide to Esports. There is a Parent’s Guide, Esports 101, and more info about how to get started

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Fashion Design

The World is your runway. Start making your mark in the fashion world! Fashion is always changing, always in demand – making this an alluring and essential course for anyone who wants to take ideas off of the sketchpad and into the design world! Develop your own unique style as you practice design basics from pattern drafting to assembly to runway ready! You’ll illustrate, design and create signature pieces while learning the elements of structure, color and fabric selection. Interested in ready-to-wear careers, or feeling the allure of haute couture? Here you’ll explore all areas of the industry, from high fashion to mass markets. Have fun, become a confident designer and create an impressive fashion portfolio in this sought-after course!

Learn More About the Fashion Design Summer Course >

Testimonial:

“I was impressed that my daughter learned how to design and sew her own dresses in her fashion classes in just two weeks! This was her favorite summer!” – James B., Parent

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Filmmaking

Could you be the next YouTube sensation? You know what good films look like, and the emotions they can prompt – but do you know what it takes to bring one to life? This course charts the art and logistics of moviemaking from storyboarding to the big screen, exploring the process as a whole while letting you focus on the area you love most. Test-drive all of the roles necessary to creating a movie including writing, directing, acting and editing. Using high quality yet intuitive equipment, you’ll master the ins and outs of editing, adding audio and visual effects, transitions, music and graphic titles. On Friday, the trailer you’ve worked on all week debuts for all students to see. If you don’t already have an agent, you’d better get on that.

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Finance

Make the most of every dollar. This summer, learn how to truly manage your money. Through hands-on activities, simulations and presentations learn about credit and debit cards, checking and savings accounts, stocks, bonds and budgets. Seize this priceless opportunity to think big about the life you want and how you’ll get there, all while having fun, picking up practical skills and dreaming big. Our instructors are ready to steer you onto the path of success, so join us this summer to kick off your smarter financial future.

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Fitness

Ready for a summer that gets your heart racing? Whether you’re new to fitness or on a varsity team, our welcoming trainers will customize a routine unique to your fitness goals. Tone and strengthen through cardio, weight training, agility, flexibility, coordination workouts and sports training. Our certified trainers mix up workouts with body weight resistance, training tools and techniques. Each student will end their session with a personalized fitness plan to continue at home.

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High School Math Prep

Are things adding up for you? When it comes to math, the struggle for many of us is real.  Get a solid grasp on algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or another math topic of your choice in this dynamic math course that makes figures and fractions second-nature and fun. No, really. Our instructors are math experts who understand that you’re not. They’re prepared to help you improve where you need it most! Break free from the traditional classroom environment by working in small groups and one-on-one settings primed for plenty of flexibility and personalized attention.  This isn’t hour after hour of graphic solutions on a linear plane. Here, we push past the limits of your average classroom, testing real-life applications of math principles as you pick up tips and tricks for tests and quizzes. The perfect opportunity to get a leg-up on a math specialty that you love or loathe while refining your larger problem-solving skills in the process!

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Music – Offered July 7 – 13  

Start your musical future on a high note. If music moves you, so will this course. From studio to stage, grow as both a solo and ensemble musician, developing your performance, composition and recording skills alongside musicians who share your drive. Whether you enroll on your own or with an existing band, work with comparably-skilled musicians in the genre of your choice to develop a set list, master the songs, record your session in a professional studio. Every Friday you will perform for fellow students and in public places. Each band benefits from professional instructors who help you perfect your instrument or voice and perform cohesively in encore-worthy performances. Whether it is the excitement of recording a track in a professional recording studio or the thrill of performing, this course helps amp up your musical prowess!

Please note that this course will be held off-campus. You’ll ride in a JKCP shuttle with a professional driver to and from campus each day.

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Photography – Limited Spaces Available

The art and science of taking better photos. See the world in a new light – and see your photography skills soar – in our popular photography intensive. Designed to merge all leading contributors to impactful photography, this course carefully covers everything from camera function to theory to practical topics like permission and printing, leading to visual breakthroughs that leave lasting impressions. With a focus on photographing everyday subjects, cultivate the ability to tell an extraordinary story that’s representative of the subject’s essence and your personal style. All levels are welcome in this course, so whether you’re an amateur or a pro photographer in the making, let us help you “develop” (see what we did there?) exceptional photography skills through this unforgettable course. Bring your own camera or use one of ours.

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Psychology

Throw away your notebooks and get hands-on with JKCP’s practical exploration of this fascinating branch of science. Our instructors take you through various dimensions of human behavior, delving into the mysteries of the human psyche. Not only will we explore the decision-making processes of a mentally healthy person, we will study the causes and effects of a wide array of psychological disorders. Coupled with a series of fascinating psychological experiments, this analysis gives you a better perspective on both personality and perception. Join us this summer as we study the most interesting and complicated topic we can think of: us.

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Public Speaking & Debate

These results aren’t up for debate. There are three types of speeches in the world: the one you practice, the one you give and the one you wish you gave. This course is designed to help you avoid the third option every time you take the podium, mic or stage. Whether you are preparing a speech for peers, thinking ahead to your professional or political future or just want to communicate better with family, friends or college admissions, this course gets you there the proven way: Through preparation and practice encased in constructive guidance and support. With an emphasis on planning and organization, our instructors train you to read your audience, think on your feet and use creativity to capture and keep a crowd’s attention. Beginning with basic oratory skills like pacing, articulation and body language, we will help you deliver speeches clearly, concisely and – above all – persuasively. Prepare a speech on a topic that interests you, anchor the JKCP news or practice your debating skills. No matter which one you choose, your audience will see and hear you at your new best!

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Robotics

Bring programming to life – almost literally. Use the basic principles of mechanical engineering to build a problem-solving robot. Of course, it’s not quite that easy – but that’s the fun of it! This course uses a variety of materials including Lego Mindstorm Robotics to engineer robots that can be programmed to integrate into your everyday life tasks. Learn and implement a unique programming language to manipulate your robot’s gears, motors, and sensors, “training” it to complete its assigned tasks. The principles of engineering are used heavily along the way, elevating your robotic creation. As our world advances, robotics is becoming much more prevalent in our day to day life and this course will ignite your interest in influencing the world of technology. To explore more about the JKCP robotics class and the benefits of learning robotics here is a great article, Why You Should Consider A Robotics Class This Summer.

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SAT Prep

Test smarter and stronger on the SATs. SAT scores have as much to do with test-taking as they do with intelligence – if not more. In this course, SAT tutors teach you ways to master the exam with proven methods for comprehending and completing each section better. How? Individual and team scenarios let you try out different approaches and help you figure out which work best for you. You’ll take practice tests within each section of the assessment, analyze results and then focus on specific areas where you need to improve your score. Our small class sizes ensure tailored instruction, customized strategies, and a supportive, flexible environment.

Explore many of our FAQs about this class like, is it better to study for the SATs by myself?, if I already took the SATs should I still take an SAT Prep class?, and what should I expect the format to be at the JKCP SAT class?  Take a deeper dive into this course in this article, College Admission Guide: SAT Prep Classes at JKCP.

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Soccer

Train with pro players this summer during your soccer class at JKCP. New to soccer? Or have an eye on going pro? No matter your skill level or experience, this course sharpens every aspect of your game. Our Olympic-level coaches blend individual and team-based soccer training to maximize long-term progress. Focusing on both tactical and technical development, they aim to create well-rounded players with the skills to compete for spots on elite teams domestically and abroad. Alongside players from all over the world, you will improve your on-field vision, decision-making, composure, scoring and finishing. Our trainers include both professional players and international coaches who combine Argentinian and Brazilian tactics and techniques, arming you with skills that are sure to get you noticed on the field.

Please note that this course will be held off-campus. You’ll ride in a JKCP shuttle with a professional driver to and from campus each day.

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Social Media Influencer

Social media is here to stay, whether you want to be a niche influencer or set yourself apart on your college admissions application. This course will teach you the marketing tactics needed to monetize a social media profile, and how to manage your personal brand or online reputation. What you put out in the world lasts longer than you think. In this course, we’ll help you think through the image you portray – like choosing the right profile photo for your LinkedIn account versus your Instagram. The course will cover topics such as digital networking, affiliate marketing and leveraging your skills and who you are to help you stand out to the College Admissions Committee or your next Hiring Manager. Personal branding goes a long way in the technology world and this course will show you how to portray the right photo for college admissions and the world.

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Stock Market Trading

Buy and trade smartly in any economic climate. Ringing the bell on Wall Street is all about keen calculations, smart trading, and sharp decision-making. This course points the way to all of the above. Students examine the essentials of investing, particularly dividends, splits and IPOs, and study trading in the internet age by analyzing brokerage accounts and individual portfolios. Indices and indicators are used to teach informed decision-making in today’s market, Emerge from this course with a comprehensive and clear understanding of the NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and the path to the “Big Board” – understandings further developed by our week-long stock market competition. Interested in this course? You might like our two-week intensive Business School, too.

For a more in-depth look at stock market terminology and to get an idea of topics this course covers, check out this article, Stock Market Basics for High School Students.

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Studio Art

Bring your best work to every canvas. Whether your medium of choice is pencil, paint or something less expected, studio art is a rich opportunity to grow as an artist and to begin building a strong college-ready portfolio in the process. Absorb the science and fundamentals of drawing through a series of engaging, enlightening exercises using charcoals, pastels and more. Resident artist instructors encourage ways of seeing subjects more objectively, for richer pieces more representative of their essence as a whole – and yours.

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Tennis

Having trained thousand of tennis players over forty years, JKCP knows: No two players are alike. We know from experience that players like to train in any one of countless styles. This is why we’ve re-imagined our tennis training to give you the most customized, most results-oriented tennis instruction of your life. Using your unique goals, interests, strengths and intensity preferences as the starting point, we create programming designed specifically for you. Start by choosing from one of five tracks: Basic Training, Tennis for Improvement, Tennis to Compete, Tennis for Tournaments or Tennis for College. Then, each day, select from from a variety of electives within your chosen track, focusing on what piques your interest and adds power to your game. Tired of the same drills, serves and results? JKCP’s tennis program is the perfect way to shake things up with personalized electives that boost every aspect of your game.

Please note that this course will be held off-campus. You’ll ride in a JKCP shuttle with a professional driver to and from campus each day.

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Video Game Design

If you’re reading this, you probably already know: A well-produced video game is no small feat. Combining painting, writing, sculpting, music, storytelling and cinematography, modern video games are intersections of art and innovation – and have come a long way from Pong. In this course, your instructor provides a hands-on, nuts-to-bolts understanding of video game development. Not only will you study the history of gaming; you’ll have a chance to play industry-defining games at every step along the way – including some on rare consoles you’ve maybe never heard of. Delve into the technology that distinguishes one gaming system from another and safely discover how the world interacts through online and open-source gaming. Are you passionate about gaming and curious about how your favorite games have progressed throughout the years? Start your summer off right with this course.

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Yoga & Meditation

Get your mind, body and soul centered this summer. Curious about yoga – or already in awe of its benefits? Spend your summer perfecting poses that increase strength, balance, stamina and flexibility, all topped off by the therapeutic effects of meditation. Every yoga session will begin and end with restorative poses that do more than just release tension and reduce stress. The breathing and meditative techniques required to achieve them renew your entire being each day, strengthening your body and soul in a combined effort to make you an even better version of you. In an effort to expose you to as many different types of yoga as possible, our instructor uses a combination of Anusara, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga styles, adding up to a uniquely comprehensive experience.  At JKCP, we strive to teach you skills that last a lifetime, and this course is no exception. Whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi, breathe, stretch, relax and grow with us in the ultimate yoga and meditation setting.

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