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SCHOOL DAY HOURS

 

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Extended Day Program: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Front Office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contact information

 

2511 Sentry Drive, Suite 100

Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Tel: (907) 333-1080 Fax: (907) 333-1652

admissions@pacificnorthern.org

Session 3

November 12-December 19 

(No class on November 11, 25-29)
Science Explorers
Preschool (Ages 4-5)
3:30-4:00 pm, Mondays; $75

Put on a lab coat and grab some goggles for this week of experimentation. Mix clever concoctions to create surprising results. Using the scientific method, discover the properties of matter by experimenting with solids, liquids and gases. Experiments will be adapted to camper age and skill level.

Skill Level: Early Beginner- This class is designed for the abilities and attention span of pre and early readers.  Activities adapted to age level.


3D Design and Printing
Grades K-2
4:15-5:15 pm, Mondays; $150
 
TECHGiRLs Grades 3-5 (girls only group)
3:45-5:15 pm, Wednesdays; $225
 
Grades 3-5
4:15-5:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300
 
Grades 6-8
3:15 to 4:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300

 

Design cars, jewelry, picture frames and more!  Using the engineering design process— design, create, test, and refine a variety of objects for you to take home or give as holiday gifts. Develop spatial awareness and learn to draw objects using a 3D modeling software, created for students, then use a 3D printer to bring your ideas into reality.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate- activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant.

Session 2

October 1- November 6

(No class October 23, 24)

Beginner 'Bots
Preschool/Kindergarten (Ages 4-6)
3:30-4:00 pm, Mondays; $75

 

Program robots to go through a maze.  Build robots with motors and sensors that spin, push, or respond to touch or sound.  Make them move with visual drag-and-drop programming software. Projects will be adapted towards camper skill level and will use Beebots or LEGO Education WeDo kits.

 

Skill Level: Early Beginner- This class is designed for the abilities and attention span of pre and early readers.  Activities adapted to age level.

Minecraft Level Design & Engineering I
Grades 1-2
4:15-5:15 pm, Mondays; $150*
TECHGiRLs Grades 3-5 (girls only group)
3:45-5:15 pm, Wednesdays; $225*

CodeREV's most popular class for this age group. Students learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer in Minecraft by using Red Stone. Students even learn basic code commands too! This class offers thrills AND education alike as students explore their inner Da Vinci in a STEM format perfect for Minecraft lovers! *An additional $40 licensing fee will provide you software access in class and at home for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate- activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant. Typing experience helpful.

Modding in Minecraft
Game Design
Grades 3-5
4:15-5:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300*
 
Grades 6-8
3:15 to 4:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300*

Students will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds, and other insane items, all through the power of Java programming! Perfect for both the beginning coder and the advanced Java modding aficionado.  Curriculum developed by CodeREV. *An additional $40 licensing fee will provide you software access in class and at home for the 2019-2020 school year.


Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate- activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant. Typing experience helpful.

After School Enrichment Fall 2019

Session 1

August 26-September 30 

(No class September 2)

 

Running Club
Grades 1-8
3:15-4:15 pm, Tuesdays AND Thursdays; Sept 3- Sept 26, $64

All runners are welcome! We will be running 1-3 mile runs. Running shoes are a must! Parent volunteers are needed at each practice to make this a fun, affordable and safe program. Students may participate in the South Anchorage Jamboree on September 28 at Service High School.

 
 
Pint-sized Programmers
Preschool (Ages 4-5)
3:30-4:00 pm, Mondays; $75
Grades K-2
4:15-5:15 pm, Mondays; $150

Using board games like Robot Turtles and active games that get kids moving around the classroom, basic coding concepts like sequencing and loops are introduced in a fun, age appropriate way. Usings online tools, designed specifically for young learners, students will record and animated stories.  Online tools used may include Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch, Jr. 

 

Skill Level: Early Beginner- This class is designed for the abilities and attention span of pre and early readers.  Activities adapted to age level.

Adventures in Coding with Scratch
TECHGiRLs Grades 3-5 (girls only group)
3:45-5:15 pm, Wednesdays; $225
 
Grades 3-5
4:15-5:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300
 
Grades 6-8 
3:15 to 4:15 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays; $300

Curious about coding? Create interactive stories, games, and animations using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language developed by MIT.  Learn fundamental programming concepts in a fun and easy way. Students will have access to the program and their projects after the class is over to continue to create and explore. This class is adapted from curriculum developed by the Harvard School of Education.

 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate- activities can be adapted toward the skill level of the participant.

At PNA we know the value of a positive educational experience. That's why we offer after school enrichment classes sure to engage even the most discerning kids.

 

Create Academy After Hours enrichment classes are open to all students in  Preschool-8th Grade and are an extension of the style of learning that happens at our popular summer camp.

 

Fall Sessions

After Hours Basics

  • After school classes for Preschool- 8th grade

  • Minecraft design, coding, robotics, 3D printing, and more!

  • Located at PNA, 2511 Sentry Drive Anchorage, AK

  • Register online by following the links below

  • 18 students maximum; 6 student minimum 

  • TECHGiRLs- NEW Girls Only Tech Classes!

  • Fees range from $75 to $300 per session according to days/length

  • $50 per student registration fee for 2019-2020

  • CodeREV courses have an additional $40 licensing fee

Questions? 

Email createacademy@pacificnorthern.org

 
 
 
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Create Academy After Hours is excited to offer fun and exciting technology programs from CodeREV, a nationally recognized summer camp and afterschool program based out of California.  To learn more about CodeREV, click on the logo to visit their website.

 

AFTER HOURS

After School Classes for inspired, imaginative, inquisitive kids

SCIENCE        TECHNOLOGY         ART        ENGINEERING         MATH

To Register for Enrichment Classes:

Before you begin the registration process please gather the following information:

  • Current photo to upload

  • Emergency contact  and alternative pickups names and phone numbers

  • Health insurance information

  • Basic medical information

  • Doctor's name and phone number

  • Credit card info for payment

NOTE: Once you begin the registration process, you will be allowed to save the information and go back to it at a later date.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. 

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