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ACE Online

Extend learning beyond the school day, even from home! ACE Online offers enrichment classes that allow students in grades 1-12 to connect with instructors and classmates in a virtual classroom. Online classes are kept small to provide individualized instruction and a positive online experience for all students. Classes will begin this fall featuring some our most popular ACE program classes from coding to cartooning!

Special thanks to the City of Irvine for their support of the ACE Program. We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to educational enrichment opportunities, no matter where their learning takes place. With the generous support of Google Fiber, we are proud to help close the digital divide by providing additional devices and WiFi hotspot access for students in need. Special thank you to the City of Irvine for their support of the ACE Program.

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ACE Online Classes

Session begins week of September 20

Click the + to expand list and preview classes. View complete class descriptions and register at www.ipsfacademy.org.

Each class is held once a week, for a total of six meetings. For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org

 

Monday

Classes meet 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

 Drawing (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Enhance your Minecraft Adventures with Make Code Programming (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Argumentation & Debate Level 1 SPAR Debate (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Be the Next Tech Entrepreneur with Mobile App Development (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Creative Writing (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Impromptu Speaking (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Math Challenge (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Public Speaking Level 1 (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Yoga Mindfulness (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.


Tuesday

Classes meet 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2

 Abacus Math (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Beginning Chess (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Introductory 3D Game Development with Roblox Studio (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Learn Writing with Fun! (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Math Challenge (Gr. 2-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Acting and Interpretation (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Beginning Chess (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Creative Writing (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Enhance your Minecraft Adventures with Make Code Programming (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Impromptu Speaking (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Public Speaking Level 1 (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.


Wednesday

Classes meet 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

 Math Challenge (Gr. 1) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Let’s Explore STEM (Gr. 1-2) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Animation, Storytelling, and Game Building with MIT Scratch (Gr. 1-3) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Art of Communication (Gr. 1-3) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Beginning Chess (Gr. 1-3) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Drawing (Gr. 1-3) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Beginning Chess (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Billionaires Club (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Engineering Inventors (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Math Challenge (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Public Speaking Level 1 (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Thursday

Classes meet 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

 Beginning Chess (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Enhance your Minecraft Adventures with Make Code Programming (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Learn Writing with Fun! (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Learn Writing with Fun! (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Website Design (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Website Design (Gr. 1-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Yoga Mindfulness (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Math Challenge (Gr. 2-3) 4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
 Acting and Interpretation (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Argumentation & Debate Level 1 SPAR Debate (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Artist Academy (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Be the Next Tech Entrepreneur with Mobile App Development (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Billionaires Club (Gr. 4-6) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 MUN for Kids (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Friday

Classes meet 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

 Beginning Chess (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Yoga Mindfulness (Gr. 1-3) 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.
 Argumentation & Debate Level 1 SPAR Debate (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Enhance your Minecraft Adventures with Make Code Programming (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Humorous Acting! (Gr. 4-6) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

High School Session:


Fall Session Dates: October 5 – December 16. 

For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org. Registration open September 1 – September 27, 2021.

ACT PREP
The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a widely used and equally accepted alternative to the SAT.

This class helps students reach their full potential on all five sections of the exam: Math, Reading, English, Science, and Writing. Digital workbook included ($25 value).

Dates: October 5 – December 14*
Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

SAT PREP
This program is designed to prepare students for all sections of the SAT. The curriculum utilizes a 3-step system to ensure results:

1) Teach key SAT-specific concepts

2) Develop time management skills and test taking strategies

3) Administer regular diagnostic testing to measure progress and evaluate readiness.

This system, combined with instructors who have graduated from top universities and earned perfect scores in their subjects of instruction, ensures student success. Digital workbook included ($25 value).

Dates: October 5 – December 14*
Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

COMMUNICATION ARTS: PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
In this class, students will develop skills in the art of oral communication. Students will learn to organize their thoughts and ideas and confidently present them to an audience. Students will also have the opportunity to evaluate peers in a shared learning experience and develop critical communication skills such as evaluating evidence, listening, and leadership.

At the end of each session, students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a capstone presentation.

Dates: October 5 – December 14*
Time: Tuesdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

COMMUNICATION ARTS: DEBATE AND ARGUMENTATION
Parliamentary debate is an extemporaneous debate format where students explore current events and real-world scenarios. Participants must construct a case supporting or opposing a topic in a limited amount of time, developing vital spontaneous critical thinking skills along with valuable presentation abilities.

Students will learn to evaluate evidence and learn facts versus opinions to advocate for their positions. This class will explore the importance of civil discourse and teach students the importance of civil engagement and advocacy.

At the end of each session, students will have the opportunity to compete in a tournament and showcase their skills.

Dates: October 6 – December 15*
Time: Wednesdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

MOCK TRIAL
This class is the perfect opportunity for students who are interested in becoming a lawyer, have a love for acting, a passion for arguing their point, or would like to sharpen their oral communication skills. In mock trial, students will use role play to portray an attorney or witness as they analyze, memorize, and present both sides of a legal case. Students will learn about the legal processes, in addition to improving their critical thinking, argumentation, teamwork, and presentation skills. No experience necessary.

Dates: October 5 – December 7*
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
In Model United Nations (MUN), students will act as representatives of countries to solve real-world problems like global hunger, climate change, pandemic preparedness, and much more. Unlike debate, MUN emphasizes a cooperative model rather than an adversarial one. In this class, students will write research papers and learn the details of public policy. Students will develop advanced research writing, public speaking, and leadership skills. No experience necessary.

Dates: October 5 – December 7*
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

UC COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOTCAMP
*This class is intended for 2021-22 seniors applying for college this fall.

In this fast-paced program, students will work one-on-one and in small groups to prepare four University of California (UC) essays using FLEX’s application and college essay strategies.

Students will:

  • Receive a 30-minute individual video orientation with a counselor
  • Complete four ready-to-submit essays for the University of California
  • Receive guidance on how to adapt essays for private college personal statements and other supplemental essays
  • Create a cohesive Activity Sheet that can be used for the UC application and adapted for other college applications

Dates: October 6 – November 10*
Time: Wednesdays: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

 

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