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For Afternoon Program: June 12 – July 13, 2018. Classes are from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
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.
KSKSS SPORTS ACADEMY PROGRAM & VISION STATEMENT

KSKSS Sports Academy is an intensive five week afternoon program focused on developing the whole student-athlete.  This program is open to students entering grades 6 – 8, regardless of ability, who have the desire to grow as an athlete. This academy exposes students to a variety of sports and sports-related experiences. Led by inspiring coaches, KSKSS Sports Academy aims to develop the skills and confidence necessary to become successful, resilient student- athletes who value being a part of a team.

Morning Program 

#700 English Enrichment for Grade 7

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

Recommended for students functioning at their grade level. This course is designed for students looking to explore reading and writing and to develop critical thinking skills. Also includes grammar review, writing for different purposes, practicing comprehension strategies and researching. Homework will be assigned.

#703 Pacific Creativity

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

This  enrichment course is designed for open-minded students with an interest in the environment and creative writing expression.  There will be a focus on place and identity, and writing about what you know and who you are.  The thread that weaves this course together is a search for what inspires us as we start to master the “rules” of poetry so we can best navigate the genre and feel empowered to speak out about those causes that pull at us.  This course will also include guest speakers with expertise in the areas of creative writing, poetry and drama.

#716 Mind Benders for Grade 7

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m.)

Not recommended for students in need of remedial instruction.

The 7th/8th grade version of Mind Benders is designed to develop problem-solving techniques and strategies in a fun and interesting environment. Students will be constantly required to develop perseverance and visualization in working through math problems and puzzles.

For students who find enjoyment in finding patterns and logical explanations, figuring out the whys and not just the hows, and making reasonable sense of Common Core concepts, this course is designed to challenge you. Students must have strong arithmetic skills to keep up with the pace of the course. Homework will be assigned.

#725 Mathematical Expressions & Expressions

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

For enrichment only, not for advancement.

“Expressions & equations” are foundations of mathematics that students will use all the way through college.  This course is designed for students entering grade 7 or 8 and will provide true conceptual knowledge and real-world problem solving through direct instruction and small learning communities.  In these small groups, students will be tasked to self-direct their own learning through active participation and collaboration.

#730 E IMI NA ‘AUʻAO – Science Lab

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

This dynamic course, to search for knowledge, touches upon three scientific units:  Science Inquiry and Measurement; Biology of Ecosystems in the Ahupuaʻa; and Physics and Engineering through the creation of a Hawaiian-themed roller coaster.  Students will participate in a variety of daily activities including hands-on experiments, labs, computer research, field trips and service learning opportunities such as māla (garden) work and beach clean up.

#745 Middle School Conversational Hawaiian

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

Students will be introduced to the Hawaiian language by learning the beginning foundations as well as develop an appreciation for the culture to further develop their identities.  Activities include grammar and vocabulary lessons incorporating Hawaiian History and Culture.  Students need no prior experience in language or culture and there is some academic rigor to this course.

#750 So You Think You Can Dance

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

Turn up the music and dance the summer away!  This fun, up beat course will introduce you to various dance styles, current dance moves, and the newest jams.  No experience necessary, no competition either, just a positive attitude and a willingness to participate.

#754 Advanced Kanikapila

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

For students that already have some experience with playing the ‘ukulele.  Students will improve their singing and ‘ukulele skills.  Spontaneous music making, kanikapila style, with an emphasis on Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian Music.  No rehearsals outside of class time will be required.

#775 Advanced Robotics

Tuition $400
7:45 a.m.  – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite:  B or higher in KSKSS Beginning Robotics or a Member of a First Lego League team for at least 2 years or Teacher Recommendation.

This course is intended for students who have had some experience with robotics.  It will focus exclusively on the VEX IQ robotics kit.  Students will learn key concepts such as friction, center of gravity, mechanical advantage, gear ratios and simple machines.  They will explore common mechanisms and the design considerations related to them.  Students will also code their robots to accomplish tasks autonomously using Modkit or Robot C.  Throughout the course, students will need to develop the capacity to work both individually and within mixed teams and clearly communicate their ides to peers on subjects including issues in the filed of robotics, artificial intelligence, robotic consciousness and ethics of “killer robots.”

#800 English Enrichment for Grade 8

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

Recommended for Students functioning at their grade level.

This course is designed to grow students as readers, writers and thinkers who embrace multiple perspectives (makawalu) and empathy.  In addition to thinking critically about themselves and the various media that they encounter, students will use a combination of traditional and non-traditional text to draw comparisons and gain a better understanding of the world and what it’s like to “walk a mile” in other people’s shoes.  A large focus will be to reinforce skills taught in language arts with reading comprehension strategies, written composition and focus on the writing process, grammar review, vocabulary development and research.  Homework will be assigned.

#810 Sports Activities

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

Students will engage in fitness enhancing activities, team sports and cooperative games.  Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and individual contribution to team success.

#816 Mind Benders for Grade 8

Tuition: $170
(9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)

Not recommended for students in need of remedial instruction.

The 7th/8th grade version of Mind Benders is designed to develop problem-solving techniques and strategies in a fun and interesting environment. Students will be constantly required to develop perseverance and visualization in working through math problems and puzzles.

For students who find enjoyment in finding patterns and logical explanations, figuring out the whys and not just the hows, and making reasonable sense of Common Core concepts, this course is designed to challenge you. Students must have strong arithmetic skills to keep up with the pace of the course. Homework will be assigned.

#820 ‘ĀINA Artist

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

How have humans related with their natural environment through-out history? How has this been reflected in art?  How does nature inspire art?  How can our art proclaim our values about the earth and especially, our home here, Hawai’i net?  In this creative visual arts course, we will explore these questions, and many others as we participate in nature themed art projects including: landscape and plein-air (outdoor) paintings, 3D earth arts, and other indoor and outdoor learning activities.  We will become familiar with contemporary world and Hawaiian artist who work with this theme and create personal projects that define and represent our own relationships to and understanding of the natural world.

#825 Introduction To Visual Communications

Tuition: $170
(7:45 – 9:35 a.m. or 9:55 – 11:45 a.m.)
Students will gain exposure and work towards becoming proficiency in using digital media to create an ePortfolio and various projects using applications such as Adobe Photoshop and illustrator, iMovie, Edmodo, Google Drive and Sites.

#827 Toastmasters

Tuition:  $170

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

This course focuses on public speaking in it’s different forms. Students will improve their peer-to-peer interactions, learn the basics of speech creation, appropriate showmanship and overall confidence in public speaking. At the end of the course students will be able to create a persuasive speech, run a debate, highlight a person or product, perform a monologue and be comfortable in a variety of social situations. Homework will be assigned.

#830 The Restaurant

Tuition: $400
(7:45 – 11:45 a.m.)

NOTE: Students who have already taken the Restaurant class are asked to register for another course offering.  Students signing up to repeat the Restaurant class will be notified by Summer School to select an alternate class.  Options will be limited to available classes.

This course combines cooking and entrepreneurial education in order to give students a unique opportunity to create and operate their own food business by the end of the summer session. In one component of the course, students will get hands-on experience in the kitchen, learning about carious cooking techniques, food safety and nutrition. The other component of the course will focus on the business aspects of running a food establishment. During the final week of summer school, students will get to show-off their cooking and business expertise by opening their restaurants and serving real customers.

#860 Exploring European Languages: Spanish and French

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

IN this course, students will be exposed to Spanish and French in fun ways including movies, singing, games, stories, food and cultural celebrations.  Students will learn to interact with Spanish and French speakers in culturally appropriate ways.  The primary emphasis will be place on oral communication skills and some grammatical structure.  Students will be introduced to everyday situations by learning useful phrases, basic vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.

Afternoon Program

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

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

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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.

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

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 tactical 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 student-athletes 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: Water Sports

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

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 & 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.