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Excellerate Academic Enrichment Programs

Learning + Creativity = Fun

It’s no secret that writing plays a vital role in every student’s life.

The ability to communicate their ideas, demonstrate their understanding of concepts, and even express themselves as individuals can be traced back to the written word. 

And yet according to studies, 75% of both 8th and 12th graders lack proficiency in writing.[1] Our students deserve better.

Excellerate is here to help. Our comprehensive writing series focuses on quality over quantity while overcoming common roadblocks, including:

  • Reducing writing inhibitions
  • Exploring different styles of writing
  • Inspiring creativity
  • Strengthening and increasing writing comfort

All classes are 50 minutes long and meet twice a week, for a total of eight times per month. Each class is designed to build upon the previous, providing students with a thorough opportunity to analyze and improve their critical thinking, writing, and reading comprehension.

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Write On!

This introductory course tackles the all-too-common complaint that students ‘hate’ writing.
In this introductory class, students learn about the purpose and value of writing while gaining experience with creating persuasive, narrative, descriptive, informative, and poetic pieces.
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Excellence in Writing

EIW is designed to provide a strong foundation for writing confidence, competence, and creativity.
Over the course of one school year, students will be guided through nine structural models teaching them how to: effectively take notes, create reading outlines, develop actionable reading summaries, write and critique reports and essays, read and respond to literature, and improve their overall writing technique.
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Critical Reading and Writing

CRW focuses heavily on critical thinking and comparative analysis.
Based on a new theme each cycle, CRW students compare and contrast the opinions of different authors while increasing their knowledge of culturally significant essays, poems, and short stories. Students are further challenged to explore the deeper meaning of each reading selection by examining the context, tone, keywords, and sometimes subtle clues embedded within.
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Telling True Stories

Learn to do fact-based storytelling that gets people to continue reading!
In this course, you will write nonfiction narratives that are coherent and compelling, purposeful and powerful. Grasp the basics of journalism writing and marketing writing and apply elements of both to fit the goal of a piece.

STEM

Creative thinking and problem solving – STEM skills that lasts life time.

It’s hard to think of math class and not be immediately reminded of the long hours spent reviewing multiplication tables, memorizing numbers, and all the other “rules” that go with them. However, few – if any – students have ever been inspired by flashcards and pop quizzes.

Excellerate can help spark your child’s passion for STEM. We take a more innovative, engaging approach to math and technology, going beyond the standard curriculum to help students:

Apply critical thinking and creative problem solving skills with practical applications

Experiment with their ideas, explore their interests, and excel in the areas they’re passionate about

Gain experiences in real-life challenges using robotics and coding

Create a roadmap and prepare to pursue regional and national competitions

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Critical Math Thinking for Creative Minds

Students often view math as nothing more than a complicated lesson in memorization.
Students often view math as nothing more than a complicated lesson in memorization and that they just need to remember the “right” steps to get to the “right” answer. The true value in learning math, however, is in teaching students to consider problems through different perspectives, integrating creative ways to find possible solutions, and to persist through challenges and failures.
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Joy of Problem Solving

Working through this next level of challenging material further prepares them to achieve the prestigious honors, prizes, and scholarships offered through these contests.
After completing Critical Math Thinking for Creative Minds, many students want to participate in regional, national, and international math contests, but they are often unsure of how to prepare for the competitions. By participating in this structured course, students build their confidence to compete at the regional and national levels.
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Lego Robotics

Wwhat if you could harness their creativity into something even more educational – like robotics?
It’s relatively common for kids to grow up playing with LEGOs, building towers and towns. But what if you could harness their creativity into something even more educational – like robotics? Many competitions exist for elementary, junior high, and high school students, but it’s not always clear for parents how to get started or where to get the resources to start a team.
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Coding and Creative Projects

Coding Literacy & Creative Projects provides the early foundation your student needs, including computational thinking skills.
While coding has become a popular buzzword, with many resources available, the field is still new enough that it’s not always clear where to start. Schools haven’t yet standardized their early-learning curriculums either, so helping your student learn early can be particularly challenging.

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