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For Afternoon Program: June 13 – July 14, 2017. Classes are from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Sack lunches will be provided for grades 1–12 students enrolled in the full afternoon session. Students are expected to attend until 4:00 p.m. daily. Afternoon class tuition will be included in the Financial Aid award for students who qualify for Financial Aid. KS reserves the right to cancel any class if the enrollment falls below 15 students.
Morning Courses

 

#515 Mind Benders I for Grade 5

For students entering grade 5: Mind Benders I.
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m.)
Tuition: $170

Not recommended for students in need of remedial instruction. A great way to develop problem-solving techniques and word knowledge in a fun and interesting environment. Students will learn logical approaches to solving word and math problems in a non-threatening and entertaining game like environment. The techniques, which include strategies from the Singapore Math curriculum, can be used in a variety of classes encountered during the course of the regular school year to improve a student’s performance. Students must have strong arithmetic skills to keep up with the pace of the course. Homework will be assigned.

#600 Reading/Writing (Grade 6)

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

This course will focus on the tools that students entering grade 6 need to achieve success in reading and writing. Students will improve their reading comprehension through an exposure to a variety of literature and will also explore various types of writing such as narrative, persuasive and informative. Students should be reading at or above their grade level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions and book-related projects as well as go on two field trips. Homework will be assigned.

#516 Mind Benders II for Grade 6

For students entering grade 6: Mind Benders II.
(9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)
Tuition: $170

Not recommended for students in need of remedial instruction. A great way to develop problem-solving techniques and word knowledge in a fun and interesting environment. Students will learn logical approaches to solving word and math problems in a non-threatening and entertaining game like environment. The techniques, which include strategies from the Singapore Math curriculum, can be used in a variety of classes encountered during the course of the regular school year to improve a student’s performance. Students must have strong arithmetic skills to keep up with the pace of the course. Homework will be assigned

#520 Math Enrichment For Grades 5 – 6

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

This course is designed for students transitioning from both 4th to 5th as well as 5th grade to 6th grade. The curriculum is designed for students to enrich and refine math skills learned during the recently completed school year as well as introduce new topics. This course will also utilize various technology tools available to the emerging 21st Century learners of today. The curriculum will incorporate mathematical content found in the Hawaii Common Core Standards such as: The Number System, Numbers and Operations, and Geometry. Students will be given a pre-assessment on the first day in order to determine appropriate level of instruction. Classwork/homework is expected to be completed daily.

#525 Full Steam Ahead

Tuition: $340
(7:45 – 11:45 a.m.)

Through the use of fiction and non-fiction multi-genre readings, students will be reviewing reading, writing and math skills and also be introduced to science, technology, engineering and art concepts. Real world connections will be made through use of the readings. There are field trips planned where students will put into use relevant information gained in class. Homework will be given on a daily basis for math. Students are expected to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide two and three digits.

#550 Elementary Science

Tuition: $200
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

This STEM based class focuses on standard inquiry and real world learning.  Students will utilize math, engineering and science in a hands on class completing short and long term projects like investigating strip mining, solar ovens and bridge building.

#545 Techno Kids

Tuition: $200
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape.  Zip codes and borders no longer determine the learning opportunities, skills and careers that students can access.  By exposing students to foundational technology skills in design, animation and coding, the course hopes to engage students to safely connect to the digital world and challenges them to be agents of their own learning.

#675 Intermediate Robotics

Tuition: $200
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

No robotics experience necessary.

This is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) rich project based learning environment using high-tech Lego Mindstorm Education kits and low-tech cardboard boxes. This class will allow students to learn and practice skills applicable to real world situations such as critical thinking and problem solving. Students enrolled in this class are expected to be self-directed learners who are capable of working will in group settings.

#500 Reading/Writing With Power (Grade 5)

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Not recommended for students in need of remedial instruction.

Words can change the world!  In this course, students will create a powerful written adventure by combining their imaginations with contemporary issues.  They will develop story elements such as setting, character, conflict and plot.  Along the way, they will gather examples and inspiration by reading novels, short stories, poetry and current events.  Homework will be assigned.  This course is for students that want to expand and enrich their reading and writing skills.  Students should be reading at or above their grade level.

#600 Reading/Writing (Grade 6)

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

This course will focus on the tools that students entering grade 6 need to achieve success in reading and writing. Students will improve their reading comprehension through an exposure to a variety of literature and will also explore various types of writing such as narrative, persuasive and informative. Students should be reading at or above their grade level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions and book-related projects as well as go on two field trips. Homework will be assigned.

#510 Storytelling

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

This two hour course focuses on how storytelling has been a part of indigenous cultures that have passed down stories through legend, mele, personal narratives and history.  Storytelling will be the medium to share personal family stories and retelling of Hawaiian legends.  Students will be encouraged to share their stories through creative drama, art, music or digital storytelling.  This course incorporates reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies to develop comprehension, fluency and oral language.

#560 Nā Pua a Pauahi

Tuition: $340
7:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Join us on a fun five week journey that merges traditional Hawaiian practices and current issues.  This class goes on multiple field trips to bridge indoor and outdoor learning.  Students will learn all subject matter through Hawaiian cultural experience.  This class incorporates daily homework, hands on projects and interactive class activities which culminates in an end of summer showcase that features all the student work.

#620 Life Fitness: Tumbling, Trampoline, and Jump Rope

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Students will learn the basics of tumbling, trampoline, scarf juggling and jump rope. The focus of this class is establishing a healthy lifestyle and achieving fitness through bouncy fun activities. Students will work on the five components of fitness with various activities. The five components of fitness are cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Eating a healthy breakfast and snack will be discussed and encouraged.

#640 Sports Activities

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Students improve their skills in team and individual sports in the following sports activities: racquetball, basketball, flag football, soccer and volleyball. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and an individual’s contribution to team success.

#655 Creative Movement: Exploration of Dance and Drama

Tuition: $170
7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.

This course is an exploration in the intricacies of dance and drama. Students will be expected to perform independently as well as in groups. Students will use higher order thinking as they describe, analyze, interpret and reflect on their own performances and respond to the performances of others. In order to assess and evaluate students’ learning, responses will take various forms including physical, verbal and written formats. This course is designed to build self confidence, refine students’ observation skills, build cooperation and practice the creative process while having fun.  Athletic shoes with all white or rubber (tan) soles recommended. Homework will be given. A special performance will be held during the last week of school. Attendance is highly recommended during the last two weeks of school due to preparing and rehearsing for the special performance at the end of the session.

#665 Art Around The World

Tuition: $200
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Explore several cultures and the ways art binds us together by telling stories through their arts and crafts: Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Native American, French, African, Egyptian and more. Gain experience using different tools and materials to create cultural objects. Students will draw, paint, design and sculpt.  Homework will be assigned if classwork is incomplete.

#670 Kanikapila

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

For students who enjoy singing and playing the ʻukulele. Students will develop their singing skills and ʻukulele skills. Spontaneous music making kanikapila style will also be included as well as music from all of the Hawaiian islands. No rehearsals outside of class time will be required.

Afternoon Program

#9001 Performing Arts Academy: Band (Grades 6-12)

Tuition:  $460

For students entering grades 6-12.

No Experience Necessary

Students in Band will focus their studies on one woodwind (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) or brass (horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone) instrument. They will learn proper instrument care/maintenance, posture/carriage, and fundamentals of playing technique. In addition, students will learn basic music history and theory. Students who have previous experience in Band will continue the development of musical knowledge and skills. All students enrolled in Band will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9003 Performing Arts Academy: Choir (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will learn vocal technique, stage presence, pitch recognition and singing in parts. They will also be introduced to basic music theory.

#9004 Performing Arts Academy: Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will be introduced to the elements of dance technique, terminology, movement vocabulary, musicality, skeletal alignment, strength conditioning, stretching, class structure, and dance class etiquette. Students will be taken through the process of learning choreography, rehearsing, preparing for performance, and actually performing. They will explore multiple styles of music and dance, sampling from artists and cultures across the nation and around the globe. They will also be introduced to creative movement, improvisation, and be challenged to create their own choreography.  All students enrolled in Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level.

Required Materials: Sneakers or athletic shoes; socks

#9006 Performing Arts Academy: Hawaiian Ensemble (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will learn basic Hawaiian music chord progressions and strumming techniques on the guitar, bass, and ‘ukulele. All students will sing and accompany themselves on at least 3 traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs in front of an audience. All students enrolled in Hawaiian Ensemble will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9008 Performing Arts Academy: Orchestra (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will focus their studies on one of the string orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello and string bass. The focus of teaching is on the basics of string playing: posture and hand/arm position, bow control, tone production, and proper placement of the left-hand fingers. Students also receive exposure to music theory, history and appreciation. Repertoire is chosen from a variety of styles, classical to popular, to match the students’ background and technical abilities.

All students enrolled in Orchestra will be assessed by the directors during the first week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9010 Performing Arts Academy: Papa Hula (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will gain an appreciation for the hula as they learn basic footwork and hand motions to be incorporated in traditional hula.  Students will learn oli and mele which will be presented on Hōiʻke night, and will have opportunities to engage in Hawaiian cultural activities as they relate to learning the hula.  Papa hula is open to both girls and boys.

#9011 Performing Arts Academy: Percussion (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

No Experience Necessary

Students will learn and refine techniques in rudimental snare drumming, drum set, and keyboard percussion. Time will be spent exploring Latin rhythms, hand percussion, and other world percussion. Students also receive exposure to music theory and learn how to read notes and rhythms.

All students enrolled in Percussion will be assessed by the directors during the first week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9020 Sports Academy: Volleyball

Tuition: $460
12:30-4:00 p.m.

This course section is designed for students to learn the fundamentals and techniques of the game including serving, passing, setting, hitting (spiking), and basic defensive and offensive strategies.  For players who enter the course with the fundamentals, they will begin focusing more on advanced and tacital aspects of volleyball to take their game to the next level.  Lunch is provided to all students in Sports Academy.

#9021 Sports Academy: Basketball

Tuition: $460
12:30-4:00 p.m.

Student-athletes will learn and practice the fundamental skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, basketball moves and footwork. and proper defensive positioning.  Student athletes will also be introduced to basic team offense and team defense terminology and strategies.  Lunch is provided to all students in Sports Academy.

#9022 Sports Academy: Soccer

Tuition: $460
12:30-4:00 p.m.

This course is designed for students to learn the rules and regulations of the game of soccer and to develop essential skills including ball handling, passing, and shooting.  Student-athletes will also learn how to recognize and execute in specific game situations and learn basic offensive and defensive game strategy.  Lunch is provided to all students in Sports Academy.

#9024 Sports Academy: Watersports

Tuition: $460
12:30-4:00 p.m.

ADVISORY:  As of the printing of this catalog, we are anticipating being able to use Kalani’ōpu’u Swimming Pool for summer session 2017.  However, there is a possibility that the pool will not be available due to summer construction and maintenance projects.  Unfortunately, we will not know the status of the pool till after summer school registration.  In the event that the pool is not available, courses utilizing the pool will be revised.

Student-athletes will learn the fundamental skills and techniques of standard swimming strokes including freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Other content that will be covered will include the front and back float, treading water, continuous kick, underwater swimming, flip turns, and surface dives. water Polo will also be introduced to student-athletes in the Water Sports class. The course will cover sports-specific swimming skills such as eggbeater treading and head up and dead down freestyle and backstrokes.  Other skills covered will include ball handing, passing and shooting techniques, and teamwork.  Lunch is provided to all students in Sports Academy.

9025 Sports Academy: Track and Field

Tuition:  $460

12:30-4:00 p.m.

Student-athletes will learn proper running technique and sprint mechanics that are essential to success in Track and Field and can also be applied to many other sports.  Student-Athletes will have the opportunity to learn the rules and fundamental components of the following event groups: sprints, hurdles, mid-distance running, long jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus, and javelin.  At the end of the summer, Track and Field student-athletes will compete in a decathlon where they can show friends and families what they have learned in a safe, encouraging environment.  Lunch is provided to all students in Sports Academy.

#9040 STEM Academy(Grades 6-8)

Tuition: $460

12:30-4:00 p.m.

Your child will gain experiences in programming, robotics, engineering, science, and math, as well as developing 21st Century Skills, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership.  User Interface design, web design, and hands-on building are all a part of this exciting program.  Your child will be immersed into the Engineering Design Process of planning, designing, building, and optimizing products while still managing to have some fun!  Lunch is provided for all students enrolled in STEM Academy.

#1050 Exploratory Academy (Grades 5)

Tuition:  $450

12:30-4:00 p.m.

The exploratory academy is a summer enrichment program for students in grades 4 and 5. Students will explore the worlds of STEAM, sports and performing arts through courses designed to expand interest and nurture creativity and curiosity. Students will participate in hands-on learning activities that build skills and develop interest that will lead them to our specialized academies in the future.