Higher Ground Learning Class Catalog

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MYTHBUSTERS!
Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2016 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 15

Inspired by the hit TV show, in this workshop we will be approaching experiments with the same enthusiasm! Students will focus on learning about and then using the scientific method to test various hypotheses. We will tackle our projects using physics, math, and science in order to find the answers! This inquiry calls for seriously curious and independent thinkers who want to figure out HOW things work. All experiments will be facilitated and supervised by adult instructors. Snacks provided.

Please note there will be no class on Monday, July 25th

$155.00

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CRAFTING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAYS
Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2016 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 15 - 18

In the August calm before the September storm, join Higher Ground for a writing class guaranteed to be a boon to students looking to get a head start on their college applications. Students will learn specific strategies to get over the hump of starting a college essay and will discover how to write more confidently and creatively. The class closely examines essay prompts and students gain insight by writing and participating in feedback sessions with each other and the instructor. All students, regardless of their writing level, ability, or confidence are welcome to enroll in the workshop. Advanced writers will be accounted for and pushed to succeed in ways appropriate for their needs, with customized reading assignments and writing prompts. Snacks provided.

Please note that Higher Ground will be closed on July 25th

$185.00

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STUDY & TEST TAKING SKILLS
Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2016 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM / For ages 12 - 15

Looking to fine-tune your study skills, acquire cutting-edge test taking techniques, and develop an academic edge? Addressing all learning styles, this class offers a highly innovative curriculum that will show students how to be successful in the classroom and throughout their academic journey. This course is comprised of four units: organization and time-management, maximizing classroom learning, note-taking, test preparation, and test taking. Dynamic group exercises are also incorporated to develop classroom etiquette and to teach the importance of teamwork in academics. Did we mention fun? Our high-energy teachers are far from boring and students will leave Higher Ground Learning inspired to unlock their academic potential. Snacks provided.

Please note that Higher Ground will be closed on July 25th

$150.00

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URBAN ART SPRAYPAINT MANIFESTO II: Paint Projects
Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2016 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 16

Spend five days exploring different projects led by can-wielding fanatics! Students will work alongside Cat Rogers - our very own professional artist - to produce custom art. In addition to space paintings, stenciled shirts, and light paintings, this class will focus on color theory and the use of space in design and art. A major emphasis of the class is to show students the positive and productive ways to do this type of art. No prerequisite required.

$195.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CHEMISTRY
Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2016 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 15 - 18

If you're going to take AP Chemistry next year this is the workshop for you! We will be covering some of the "Big Ideas" of AP Chem including structure, bonding, kinetics, and equilibrium. This workshop will stress not just the conceptual side of Chemistry, but also will incorporate mathematics and the analysis of data within a holistic overview of the material. This overview will give students a significant edge when beginning AP Chem in Fall! Snacks provided.

NOTE: Students should have a foundation in Chemistry, preferably General Chemistry, before taking this workshop.

$145.00

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INTENSIVE ACT TEST PREP
Aug 1 - Aug 12, 2016 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM / For ages 14 - 18

This intensive two-week test prep course focuses on the ACT exam, providing a thorough review of the core content while also emphasizing strategies that help students diagnose and solve test questions successfully. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 12 hours of instruction, 2 practice tests to assess performance level, assessment reports, and supplemental materials.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Tuesday, August 1 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Final ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, August 11 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

NOTE: The test prep courses are intended for high school students or for community adults who are planning to take the ACT. Not available for high school credit.

*Need-based scholarship opportunities available to qualifying applicants


ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.

$300.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL PHYSICS
Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2016 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 15 - 18

If you plan to take AP* or IB physics next year, this workshop is for you! This workshop will mostly cover Newtonian mechanics, including, but not limited to: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, and power. All material covered will provide a head start for an AP* or IB high school physics course. Snacks provided.

$145.00

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WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS COOK
Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 10 - 13

In this summer workshop we will explore all of the secrets of the kitchen from making lollipops and fudge to homegrown sourdough. Using science and a variety of media such as: baking, sautéing, mixing, whipping, poaching and kneading, the student chefs will taste and compare their daily creations with their peers. We will wrap things up by making our very own toothpaste to ensure there is nothing in your teeth as you walk away smiling! Snacks provided.

$190.00

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FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL
Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 13 - 18

Explore the multifarious field of couture and participate in a huge Fashion Show event where you market your new fashion line! Students will sketch, sew, render and pattern to develop their sense of color, texture and detail. Then, we’ll embellish our creative ideas with studs, patches, stencils, textures, dye, and other accents. No prerequisite required. Some sewing experience is an asset.

$215.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CALCULUS
Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM / For ages 15 - 18

Are you planning to take Calculus next year? Or maybe you just want to learn what this exciting branch of mathematics is all about? In this workshop, we will be covering the most important parts of calculus: differentiation and integration. This workshop will give any student a head start on the concepts covered in an AP*-level calculus course.

$145.00

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Nido de Aguilas - ACT
Aug 6 - Aug 31, 2016

Registration for this course is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

DEADLINE to register: July 1, 2016

ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested.

$0.00

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Academia Cotopaxi
Aug 9 - Aug 20, 2016

Registration for this course is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

DEADLINE to register: July 1, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$0.00

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Colegio Karl C. Parrish
Sep 3 - Sep 22, 2016

DEADLINE to register: July 29, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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Colegio Bolivar
Sep 3 - Sep 28, 2016

DEADLINE to register: July 29, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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Colegio Nueva Granada - ACT
Sep 10 - Sep 29, 2016

DEADLINE to register: August 5, 2016

ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested.

$699.00

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International School of Amsterdam
Sep 17 - Sep 25, 2016

DEADLINE to register: August 12, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All courses include a 150-point score increase guarantee and unlimited one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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Seoul Foreign School
Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2016

DEADLINE to register: August 26, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All courses include a 150-point score increase guarantee and unlimited one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$799.00

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American School Foundation
Oct 2 - Oct 19, 2016

DEADLINE to register: August 26, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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Nagoya International School
Oct 8 - Nov 3, 2016

DEADLINE to register: September 2, 2016

Class will be held on Wednesdays from 2:15-5:15pm
No Class Oct 17-21

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$799.00

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Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt - SAT
Oct 17 - Nov 3, 2016

DEADLINE to register: September 9, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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International School Manila - ACT
Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016

DEADLINE to register: September 16, 2016

ACT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the ACT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the ACT website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested.

$799.00

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Western Academy of Beijing
Nov 12 - Dec 1, 2016

DEADLINE to register: October 7, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All courses include a 150-point score increase guarantee and unlimited one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$799.00

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Shanghai American School, Puxi
Nov 13 - Nov 30, 2016

DEADLINE to register: October 7, 2016

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$799.00

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American International School of Lusaka
Mar 4 - Mar 22, 2017

DEADLINE to register: January 27, 2017

SAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the SAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s). Visit the College Board website for upcoming test dates and registration information. Registration for the test is on a first come first serve basis so please register early to be guaranteed a seat.


Since 1997 we have traveled all over the world to deliver engaging, creative classes that give students powerful tools to be successful on the SAT* and ACT. After nearly two decades of experience, we have perfected not only our effective and successful course material but also our unique delivery. We have incredible teachers who are young, fun, creative, and most importantly, intelligent. While our teachers have an amazing ability to explain a concept in different ways to accommodate different learning styles, they also have the ability to make the students laugh, and thus keep them interested and invested. All SAT courses include a 100-point score increase guarantee and one-on-one time with one of our awesome instructors.

$699.00

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