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SAT Math Workshop
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

1 in a series of 3 SAT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$99.00

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SAT Writing Workshop
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

1 in a series of 3 SAT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$99.00

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SAT Test Prep
May 3 - Jun 5, 2014 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Tuesdays and Thursdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (5/3, 5/17, 5/31)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the SAT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.

$449.00

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American School of Milan - SAT class
May 9 - Jun 5, 2014

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.

€499.00

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ACT Test Prep
May 10 - Jun 11, 2014 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (5/10, 5/24, 6/7)
PLUS 1 Hour of One on One Instruction

This course provides students with invaluable test-taking strategies and a comprehensive content review for the ACT. All students will receive the Higher Ground Test Preparation Manual, 20 hours of instruction, 3 practice tests, and one hour of dedicated one-on-one tutoring with one of our expert instructors.

$449.00

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SAT Sunday Workshop Series {Reading, Math, & Writing}
May 18 - Jun 1, 2014 / 11:00AM - 2:00PM

SUNDAYS, 11am to 2pm | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 SAT workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$269.00

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SAT Reading Workshop
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

1 in a series of 3 SAT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$99.00

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ACT Sunday Workshop Series {English, Math, Reading & Science}
May 18 - Jun 8, 2014 / 11:00AM - 1:30PM

SUNDAYS, 11am to 1:30pm | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 ACT workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$289.00

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ACT English Workshop
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$79.00

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SAT Math Workshop
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

1 in a series of 3 SAT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$99.00

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ACT Math Workshop
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$79.00

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SAT Writing Workshop
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

1 in a series of 3 SAT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 3 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$99.00

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ACT Critical Reading Workshop
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$79.00

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ACT Science Reasoning Workshop
Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

1 in a series of 4 ACT Workshops | Practice is the only way to truly solidify concepts and strategies. Higher Ground offers these workshops to supplement one-on-one tutoring or our courses for students committed to increasing their scores through practicing their acquired skills. The Sunday workshops emphasize a balance of strategies and content. When taking all 4 workshops, the Sunday workshop series functions as a stand-alone test preparation class.

$79.00

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MATH OLYMPICS I
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 6 - 8

We’re throwing away the chalkboard and teaching kids to think about numbers in a totally different way! Addition, subtraction, division and multiplication facts are crucial skills to master and many kids have a hard time learning them. Research has shown that a great way to show the relationship between numbers is to practice by repetition and use active games. This summer Higher Ground Learning will be hosting the 5th annual Math Olympics! In this five-day workshop kids will start the day “training,” (i.e. learning a math concept). Then, they’ll spend the second half of the day using this knowledge to compete for the gold in our Math Olympics events! Snacks provided.

This section concentrates on learning and strengthening skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. For students at a K-2nd grade math level.

$195.00

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BUILD YOUR OWN LONGBOARD I
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 18

Get out of the house, build a custom pintail longboard! We'll spend the week using modern woodworking techniques and hand tools to make your very own longboard. Learn how to press and shape wood, design with spray paint, and apply grip tape and wheels. At the end of the week we'll test out our new boards and carve out some turns. Bring a helmet, summer is on! Snacks provided.

$275.00

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A GRAPHIC NOVEL THIS WAY COMES
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 12 - 18

Aspiring young artists will explore the comic book as a wholly developed narrative; commonly referred to as graphic novels, these works of art combine highly developed themes and visual art in one piece. Instruction will center on style, story, and design elements. Join professional comics author/illustrator Jess Smart Smiley as he walks you through the tools and techniques that comics, artists, and writers use to make their comics for print, the web, and mobile devices. Come ready to create mind-blowing stories, develop exciting characters, explore word balloons and page layouts, draw with pen and ink, and (of course) make comics! We'll explore some of our favorite comics and find out what makes them so great. At the end of the week students will have a large collection of ideas and an ever growing portfolio to carry them into realizing their creative genius. Snacks provided.

Click here to check out JESS SMART SMILEY'S BLOG and learn more about what it takes to make a graphic novel!

$185.00

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY THEATRE
Jun 9 - Jun 13, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 10 - 13

Come travel back in time to Ancient Greece! In this workshop students will study myths and stories about their favorite gods and goddesses. Learn about Aphrodite and her many suitors, Demeter and Persephone, and many other myths that include mythical creatures. Instruction will center on the various aspects of literature, monologue writing, and performance. The week culminates with a visit to Mount Olympus where the students will perform a monologue as one of the 12 Olympians or Minor gods/goddesses. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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MATH OLYMPICS I
Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 6 - 8

We’re throwing away the chalkboard and teaching kids to think about numbers in a totally different way! Addition, subtraction, division and multiplication facts are crucial skills to master and many kids have a hard time learning them. Research has shown that a great way to show the relationship between numbers is to practice by repetition and use active games. This summer Higher Ground Learning will be hosting the 5th annual Math Olympics! In this five-day workshop kids will start the day “training,” (i.e. learning a math concept). Then, they’ll spend the second half of the day using this knowledge to compete for the gold in our Math Olympics events! Snacks provided.

This section concentrates on learning and strengthening skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. For students at a K-2nd grade math level.

$195.00

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FREAKONOMICS
Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:30PM / For ages 13 - 18

In this workshop students will study the modern market system with a hands-on approach. Students will engage in a mini-market game of risk, chance, and profit as they captain businesses of their own in the battle for market supremacy. They will learn the basic mechanics of the stock market and develop an understanding of market forces, trading techniques, and the fundamentals of analysis. Finally, students will learn how they fit into the economic world and the power of their own decisions in the interconnected world of commerce. At the end of the workshop students and teams will be rewarded based on their business success in the markets! Snacks provided!

Students should have a high level of interest in math.

$175.00

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GRAVITY, RELATIVITY, AND FLYING SODAS
Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 8 - 11

Have you ever wanted to drop something just to see what would happen? Have you ever been in an airplane and wondered what’s keeping you in the air? Do beach balls and bowling balls really fall at the same rate? If you answered yes, then come to Higher Ground and break stuff with us. Using a hands-on-approach, you’ll understand the theories behind these occurrences. At the end of the workshop, you’ll see the world in a different way, and impress your friends with your Einstein-like genius. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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PHOTO FRENZY
Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 12 - 16

Ready, aim, fire! Become a digital photography ninja with the shooting skills of a pro. Uncover the hidden potential behind the lens and learn to master aperture, white balance, exposure, and ISO sensitivity. Students will explore photographic techniques and the world around them through the lens. All those extra buttons will soon be an arsenal of picture taking prowess! Snacks provided.

Each student must provide his/her own digital camera. Point and shoot cameras are welcome, but a DSLR can provide many more creative and learning opportunities.

$195.00

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GROSS ANATOMY
Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 8 - 11

Why do our bodies do all of the gross things they do? Gross Anatomy explains the systems of our body by talking about everything adults don’t really want to talk about. We’ll also make blood, brains, and snot! You’ll see the body in a whole new way, and bring home lots of wonderful new dinner conversations. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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MATH OLYMPICS II
Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 8 - 10

We’re throwing away the chalkboard and teaching kids to think about numbers in a totally different way! Addition, subtraction, division and multiplication facts are crucial skills to master and many kids have a hard time learning them. Research has shown that a great way to show the relationship between numbers is to practice by repetition and use active games. This summer Higher Ground Learning will be hosting the 5th annual Math Olympics! In this five-day workshop kids will start the day “training,” (i.e. learning a math concept). Then, they’ll spend the second half of the day using this knowledge to compete for the gold in our Math Olympics events! Snacks provided.

This section introduces the concept of negative and positive numbers, as well as fraction to decimal conversion. For students at a 3rd-4th grade math level.

$195.00

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FIND YOUR STYLE! - FASHION ACCESSORIES
Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 7 - 10

Each of us wake up every morning, throw on our clothes for the day and head out into the world. What we wear and how we wear it says a lot about who we are. A colorful scarf, a checkered watchband, or that old worn out bag gives you a style that’s all your own. Learn more about how to create a style that’s yours with this interactive fashion accessory workshop. Students will have the opportunity to design and make their own jewelry, create felted handbags, and craft hip hats. Share your ideas with others, and get some new ones! At the end of the week you’ll be able to show off all the great accessories you made with your own hands and a little bit of fashion genius. Snacks provided.

$195.00

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BUILD YOUR OWN LONGBOARD II: Custom Boards
Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 12 - 18

Have a little bit of woodworking under your belt? Want to get around town this summer without your parents having to drive you everywhere? Build a longboard with us! This week long design-build course gives students a chance to design and build their own longboard. From Pintails to Snub-noses, from Shorties to Cruisers, we'll use modern wood pressing techniques and old-fashioned hand tools to cut and shape a long board to your specific design. Students do not need to have taken our first longboard course but they should have some basic familiarity with building something out of wood. For those with less experience building with wood and using tools check out Build Your Own Long Board I! Snacks provided.

$275.00

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GRAVITY, RELATIVITY, AND FLYING SODAS
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 8 - 11

Have you ever wanted to drop something just to see what would happen? Have you ever been in an airplane and wondered what’s keeping you in the air? Do beach balls and bowling balls really fall at the same rate? If you answered yes, then come to Higher Ground and break stuff with us. Using a hands-on-approach, you’ll understand the theories behind these occurrences. At the end of the workshop, you’ll see the world in a different way, and impress your friends with your Einstein-like genius. Snacks provided.

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 4th.

$150.00

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MATH COMP CRUSHER
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 12 - 16

Let’s take a look at the world of mathematics competitions! There are many competitions out there, but we will focus on high school level mathematics up to (but not including) calculus. Topics covered include probability, geometry, algebra and number theory. This is a great workshop to sharpen your math skills, challenge yourself, learn about new areas of mathematics and/or prepare for one of the Mathematical Association of America’s competitions offered during the school year. Snacks provided.

*Students should have a high level of interest in math.

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 4th.

$145.00

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FLOAT: THE PHYSICS OF FLIGHT
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 13 - 16

Students will take an experiential journey building their own ultralight glider as they learn the principles of physics that allow these crafts to seemingly defy gravity. Different designs and materials will be studied as students experiment with building multiple models. As the week progresses we will move from basic design features and the concept of lift to the more advanced and majestic. We will find ways to shave off ounces and perfect our designs as we attempt to create crafts that don't go the fastest or the furthest, but prolong the wonder of flight by floating longer than what seems reasonable or even possible!

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 4th.

$170.00

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INTENSIVE ACT TEST PREP
Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2014 / 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. Classes are held Monday through Thursday both weeks. There is no class on Friday..

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Monday, June 30 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Wednesday, July 9 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 4th.

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

$300.00

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GROSS ANATOMY
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 8 - 11

Why do our bodies do all of the gross things they do? Gross Anatomy explains the systems of our body by talking about everything adults don’t really want to talk about. We’ll also make blood, brains, and snot! You’ll see the body in a whole new way, and bring home lots of wonderful new dinner conversations. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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MYTHBUSTERS
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 16

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.

$190.00

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MAGNIFICENT MINI - MAGAZINE!
Jul 7 - Jul 12, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 9 - 13

What’s a zine? A miniature magazine, a tiny tale, a compact artifact. Here’s your chance to make your very own! Learn a brief history of small and alternative press, basic bookbinding and printmaking techniques, and then create your very own ‘ZINE! This workshop will culminate with students “tabling” (i.e. hawking their goods) at the Annual Alternative Press Festival held at the SLC Main Library on July 12, 2014. Snacks provided.

$195.00

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WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS COOK
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / 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.

$185.00

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DO IT YOURSELF!
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 10 - 13

Students will learn how to make some of Etsy's top selling crafts from scratch. They will learn how to design and create their own pillows, lampshades, and a little bit of pottery for in home plant friends. Creativity and self-expression will be emphasized in a fun and engaging hands-on atmosphere. Navigating the world of Etsy will also be discussed and the inner entrepreneur just might be released. If you're a fan of crafting, this is the class to take! Snacks provided.

$185.00

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YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:30PM / For ages 12 - 15

We designed this workshop primarily for the student who wants to improve their academic writing skills. We will be covering all types of writing, from creative to expository and everything in between! We will incorporate individual as well as group exercises to foster a balanced learning environment. Students will practice foundational skills, engage in creative and persuasive writing exercises and stretch their boundaries in new ways to find and express their voice. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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URBAN ART SPRAYPAINT MANIFESTO I: LETTERING & GUERILLA ART
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 12 - 16

This five-day urban art class will explore various forms of guerilla art and how they impact today’s culture. From Shepard Fairey to Banksy, wheat pasting to stencil cutting, we will explore all kinds of art born in the streets. Local artists will work with students throughout the week to explore traditions and techniques used both locally and internationally. Students will create various kinds of urban art and will work to develop their own style. No prerequisite required. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 / 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.

This section will focus on basic design principles and projects.

$215.00

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WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS COOK
Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014 / 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.

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 24th.

$150.00

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MYTHBUSTERS
Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 16

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.

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 24th.

$160.00

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PORTRAITS, PUPPETS, & PLAYS
Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:30PM / For ages 8 - 10

Your child will unleash their inner artist in this dynamic workshop. Activities will focus on drawing and painting portraits using multiple styles and techniques. Students will also design their own puppet and build it with the help of our savvy instructors! Next, a small puppet set will be designed and colored by the students. Finally, everyone will collaboratively write a play in which their creations will star at the end of the week! Snacks provided.

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 24th.

$150.00

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INTENSIVE SAT TEST PREP
Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2014 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM / For ages 14 - 18

This intensive two-week test prep course focuses on the SAT 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. Classes are held Monday through Friday the first week with no class on Thursday. The second week classes are held Tuesday through Friday.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Monday, July 21 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, July 31 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 24th

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

$300.00

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INTRO TO SECONDARY MATH 1
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 13 - 14

This workshop explores topics that students will encounter when taking Secondary Math 1 as part of the Utah Common Core. Concepts covered will include linear and exponential relationships, reasoning with equations, descriptive statistics, and the connections between Algebra and Geometry using the coordinate system. This class is designed specifically for students who will be taking Secondary Math 1. Snacks provided.

$145.00

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URBAN ART SPRAYPAINT MANIFESTO II: URBAN CAN WIELDING
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 12 - 16

Spend five days exploring the fundamentals of graffiti writing! We will work specifically on lettering forms and urban can wielding techniques. Students will go on-site to share their work and the art of graffiti with the public in an interactive environment. Students will be working alongside professional community artists, producing custom art, and will participate in a public mural. No prerequisite required. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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STUDY & TEST TAKING SKILLS
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014 / 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.

$185.00

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FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL
Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2014 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / 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.

This section will focus on design of an entire outfit from the ground up..

$215.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CALCULUS
Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2014 / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / 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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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CHEMISTRY
Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2014 / 1:00PM - 3:00PM / 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 5 - Aug 15, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / 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. Classes are held Tuesday through Friday both weeks. There is no class on Monday.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Tuesday, August 5 • 10 am - 1 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, August 14 • 10 am - 1 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

$300.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL PHYSICS
Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 / 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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STUDY & TEST TAKING SKILLS
Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 / 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.

$185.00

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CRAFTING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAYS
Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 / 1:30PM - 4:00PM / For ages 15 - 18

In the August calm before the September storm, join Higher Ground for a creative writing class guaranteed to be a boon to students looking to enhance their writing skills for the upcoming school year and get a head start on their college applications. Students will learn specific strategies to get over the hump of starting a writing assignment, and to write more confidently and creatively. Students will look closely at poetry, spoken word, and fiction, and use this insight to gain ground in their college applications. All students, regardless of their writing level, ability and 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.

$185.00

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INTENSIVE SAT TEST PREP - SUMMER WORKSHOP
Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2014 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM

This intensive two-week test prep course focuses on the SAT 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. Classes are held Monday through Friday the first week with no class on Thursday. The second week classes are held Tuesday through Friday.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Monday, July 21 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, July 31 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 24th

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

$300.00

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INTENSIVE ACT TEST PREP - SUMMER WORKSHOP
Aug 5 - Aug 15, 2014 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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. Classes are held Tuesday through Friday both weeks. There is no class on Monday.

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Tuesday, August 5 • 10 am - 1 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Thursday, August 14 • 10 am - 1 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

$300.00

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INTENSIVE ACT TEST PREP - SUMMER WORKSHOP
Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2014 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM

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. Classes are held Monday through Thursday both weeks. There is no class on Friday..

Initial ACT Diagnostic - Monday, June 30 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Second ACT Diagnostic - Wednesday, July 9 • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Higher Ground Learning will be closed July 4th.

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

$300.00

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