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FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2015 / 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 SECONDARY MATH I
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2015 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / For ages 13 - 14

This workshop explores topics that students will encounter when taking Secondary Math I 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 I and is recommended as an introductory exploration into the topics and processes that Secondary Math employs. Snacks provided.

$145.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL PHYSICS
Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015 / 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 10 - Aug 14, 2015 / 10:00AM - 1:00PM / For ages 10 - 13

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

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.

$0.00

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INTENSIVE PSAT PREP CLASS
Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015 / 1:30PM - 3:30PM / For ages 14 - 18

In this week-long intensive course we will be examining the new format of the PSAT. The focus will be on a comprehensive overview of the new content and concepts within the test, as well as the introduction of specific test prep strategies. Snacks provided.

$185.00

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CRAFTING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAYS
Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015 / 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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GRAVITY, RELATIVITY, AND FLYING SODAS
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015 / 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.

$185.00

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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CHEMISTRY
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015 / 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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STUDY & TEST TAKING SKILLS
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015 / 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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INTRO TO AP*-LEVEL CALCULUS
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015 / 10:00AM - 12:00PM / 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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Colegio Bolivar
Aug 22 - Sep 8, 2015

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

DEADLINE to register: July 17, 2015

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.

$0.00

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American Overseas School of Rome
Aug 31 - Sep 15, 2015

Registration for this class is now closed. Thank you for your interest
DEADLINE to register: July 27 2015

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.

$0.00

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Colegio Nueva Granada
Sep 5 - Sep 24, 2015

DEADLINE to register: Aug 7, 2015

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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Academia Cotopaxi
Sep 11 - Oct 1, 2015

DEADLINE to register: June 1, 2015

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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Colegio Karl C Parrish
Sep 11 - Oct 1, 2015

DEADLINE to register: Aug 7, 2015

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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Colegio Franklin D Roosevelt - PSAT
Sep 15 - Sep 25, 2015

DEADLINE to register: Aug 7, 2015

PSAT Exam Registration
Enrollment in this prep class DOES NOT register your student for the PSAT Exam. Parents/Guardians are responsible for enrolling their student(s).


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.

$599.00

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International School of Amsterdam
Sep 18 - Sep 27, 2015

DEADLINE to register: Aug 14 2015

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.

$599.00

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Colegio Franklin D Roosevelt - SAT
Oct 17 - Nov 5, 2015

DEADLINE to register: September 11, 2015

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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Colegio Nido de Aguilas
Nov 10 - Nov 25, 2015

DEADLINE to register: October 2, 2015

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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Colegio Franklin D Roosevelt - ACT
Nov 14 - Dec 2, 2015

DEADLINE to register: Sept 11, 2015

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. 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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ACT Test Prep
Aug 10 - Sep 9, 2015 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 2:00pm (8/8, 8/22, 9/5)
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.


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.

$449.00

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SAT Test Prep
Aug 31 - Sep 30, 2015 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Classes | Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 - 7:30pm
Diagnostic Tests | Saturdays • 11:00am - 3:00pm (8/29, 9/12, 9/26)
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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