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  • ACT Prep

    Advantage Educational Programs gives students the option of preparing for the ACT exam in three different ways: the In-School ACT Preparatory Course, Virtual ACT Preparatory Course or the Online ACT Preparatory Course. Courses are designed for students who want to maximize their ACT exam score, as well as those who feel uneasy about their test-taking skills or who have taken the exam and aren't satisfied with their results. In-School ACT Preparatory Course This course consists of four, three-hour classes that meet one day each week at one of our many school locations. The course includes diagnostic testing, instruction in time management, overcoming test anxiety, science reasoning, English strategies and review, essay writing, reading comprehension, and math strategies and review. Students enrolled in these classes not only benefit from personal instruction provided by our experienced instructors, but also have free access to our online course. The fee for this course is $180, with all class materials included. COVID-19 has required us to make some changes to the way we have conducted classes in the past. This program will follow all Minnesota Department of Health guidance including small group sizes, sanitation procedures, participant health screenings, etc. Please stay home if you show any signs of illness. Virtual ACT Prep Course This course is designed for students who prefer to prep for the ACT in a virtual classroom. Four, three-hour classes are taught live via Zoom by an Advantage instructor. Internet connection and a tablet or computer is required. Fee for this course is $180. Self-Paced ACT Preparatory Course This course is an excellent alternative for any student unable to attend in-school classes or a student preferring to prepare for the ACT exam on their own and study at their desired pace. Once enrolled, students are sent an access code for their class via email. The fee for this course is $80. Repeating ACT Preparatory Course To repeat the ACT Prep Course at no charge, you will need to be registered in the online course. To register, go to www.AdvantagePrep.net; click on “Registrations” on the top bar, and click on “Repeat Students Registration Form”
  • Abrakadoodle: Amazing Adventures in Art

    Art is an amazing adventure. Come create some art with us this winter! Pour out your heart in a colorful heart creation. Learn how to draw owls, use clay to create a bird and a little nest, use chalk pastels to create a cow, and even try your hand at weaving. Join us and warm up your winter with lots of colorful creations!
  • Abrakadoodle: Spectacular Spring Art Camp

    Explore everything from colorful Ukrainian eggs to 3-D clay cupcakes in this spectacular spring art class. We will draw beautiful bunnies, paint colorful Scandinavian Dala horses, create bejeweled Ukrainian Eggs, make a clay cupcake, and more! Join us for a class that is sure to be a hit!
  • Amazing Athletes

    Our action-packed curriculum is endorsed by early childhood expert, Bonnie Bruce, who reviews each element of our program to ensure our Amazing Athletes get every possible advantage. Our programs show kids just how much fun fitness can be! During our weekly classes, children learn the importance of patience, teamwork, and self-confidence in a non-competitive, learning-based environment that fosters a love of healthy living. Their excitement for structured physical activity promotes advancements and advantages that keep children on the path to personal well-being. Motor and Life Skills: Extensive research shows that structured physical activity in children not only promotes better physical health, but also boosts brainpower and assists in the development of important social skills and character traits including sharing, empathy, focus, dedication, commitment, and drive. Our non-competitive group classes let children build confidence in a safe and fun environment while also building teamwork and good sportsmanship. Through our structured active play, Amazing Athletes advance 6 different motor skills: Balancing | Running | Jumping| Throwing| Catching | Kicking Sports Introduction: Our fun, active classes encourage kids to explore and develop a variety of athletic skills through the introduction of 10 different sports. Coaches break the fundamental of each sport down into simple steps based on each child’s age and ability. The goal is to create a fun environment that establishes lifetime connections to sports and physical activity. Starter Nutrition: To keep healthy and active, our bodies need the right kind of fuel. Studies show it can take up to 15 or 20 introductions of any one food item before children will be willing to try or accept the new food. The Amazing Athletes nutrition program introduces the children to 16 different fruits and vegetables as well as important vitamins and minerals so that they go home excited about trying new, healthy foods. Body Awareness: Strength training keeps children and adults physically healthy and prevents the risk of osteoporosis and other bone-threatening conditions as we age. We teach children to name and identify 10 major muscles key to maintaining good gross-motor movement and body wellness.
  • Amazing Athletes P.E

    Amazing Athletes P.E. is a game-based sports program designed to engage older children in active wellness through advanced physical fitness challenges and interactive sports lessons. Progressive Skill-Based Sports Lessons: Children between the ages of 5 and 12 display a wide range of physical abilities and strengths. Our coaches work with each child to help them strive for their personal best. Each 45-60 minute class engages athletes in non-competitive, sport-specific training for focused development. Athletes work in pairs to develop teamwork, motor skills, and patience. Teamwork Activities: Amazing Athletes P.E. promotes skill-based learning and non-competitive play so that each athlete has the confidence to learn and engage. Children engage in introductory partner-based skill activities which help to advance teamwork. Our strength training activity is always done in pairs. Our fitness challenge relay at the end of class is also always done as a team. We provide our athletes with as many opportunities as possible to develop teamwork, friendships, and advance their social skills in addition to the athletic and academic advancements of the program. Advanced Fitness Challenge: Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 cause of death worldwide, including a number of premature and preventable conditions. Amazing Athletes P.E. keeps kids active and engaged with advanced stretching and conditioning activities that increase cardiovascular endurance for better heart health. All conditioning activities are completed as a group. Our coaches are trained to include breaks as needed to allow every child to participate in whatever their fitness level or independent needs. Introductory Strength Training: Strength training conditions the body to handle the requirements of physical activities, making it a crucial part of any sports training or fitness regimen. Weightlifting builds stronger bones and muscles to help protect against osteoporosis and maintain good gross-motor movements. Amazing Athletes P.E. introduces children to strength training using age-appropriate weights, partner-based exercises, and education on the 10 major muscles. Our strength training activities make building muscle, a fun and active part of every athlete’s day!
  • Basic Party Cake Decorating

    In this super fun class, you will learn the skills necessary to decorate a basic party cake. You will learn how to frost a cake with an offset spatula, piping bags with frosting tips, using various techniques. You will also use edible embellishments to make your creation even more fun! Cakes will be pre-baked and buttercream will be premade, as this is a decorating only class. Everything will be provided, but please bring an apron and a cake decorating turntable if you have one! (optional) You will go home with your amazing cake to be admired and eaten by friends and family.
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    Chess

    Want to amaze your friends and impress your opponents? Want to increase your IQ while having fun playing Chess and compete for various prizes? Learn from Twin Cities Chess Club instructors who have years of teaching experience. Competitive chess tournaments are scheduled once a year and students can play for real chess trophies! All chess levels are welcome. All equipment is provided for Chess Club. Come make some new friends.
  • Child's Play Theatre: Acting Fun for Little Ones

    In this class, students will learn the beginning skills of acting by performing two small skits based off of children's books. This year the students will do Lauren Numeroff's books "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." Students will each have a few lines to perform for the skit, play some acting games and create some fun crafts related to the books. Class Dates and Time - January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM Performance - A final performance for Family and friends will be held on February 18 at 11:30 AM.
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  • Child's Play Theatre: The Fearsome Pirate Frank

    The Fearsome Pirate Frank by Pat Lydersen— is the teenage heartthrob of every girl in Shakespearean England, even though he can’t remember his lines for the life of him! However, when the actor playing Frank and his supporting cast, including prima donna Esmerelda, get kidnapped by real pirates during one of their productions, it’s good-bye stardom, hello servitude on a real pirate ship! The narrators and a stream of hilarious sign-carriers keep the show moving as we see the pirate actors swabbing the decks under the orders of the real pirate Frank, who happens to be a woman. Students will learn acting and communication skills as they piece together this hilarious pirate tale.
  • Conquer Ninja Rec Team (6-9 years old)

    Ninja Obstacle Training is extremely popular with kids and is a fun, unique way to develop confidence, strength, endurance, balance, and friendships! Sign up today to see how Ninja is easily one of the fastest growing sports today! Not only is it the fastest growing sport, but it is the fastest growing cross- training sport as well. Athletes benefit from training in agility, power, perseverance, and resilience; attributes that all athletes strive to improve. Our Conquer Rec Team is designed for youth, ages 6-9 of all experience levels. Our Rec Team will practice on real obstacles inspired by the tv show such as warped walls, salmon ladders, tilting ladders and so much more during their weekly practice. Rec Team members will learn the styles and techniques to develop their Ninja Skills with over 40 different obstacles! This 8 weeklong Rec Team consists of 6 practices and 2 competitions (week 4 and week 8). Classes are held at Conquer Ninja Warrior Gym: 3203 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 180 Burnsville, MN 55306
  • Conquer Ninja Rec Team (8-13 year olds)

    Ninja Obstacle Training is extremely popular with kids and is a fun, unique way to develop confidence, strength, endurance, balance, and friendships! Sign up today to see how Ninja is easily one of the fastest growing sports today! Not only is it the fastest growing sport, but it is the fastest growing cross- training sport as well. Athletes benefit from training in agility, power, perseverance, and resilience; attributes that all athletes strive to improve. Our Conquer Rec Team is designed for youth, ages 8-13 of all experience levels. Our Rec Team will practice on real obstacles inspired by the tv show such as warped walls, salmon ladders, tilting ladders and so much more during their weekly practice. Rec Team members will learn the styles and techniques to develop their Ninja Skills with over 40 different obstacles! This 8 weeklong Rec Team consists of 6 practices and 2 competitions (week 4 and week 8).
  • Dash Sports: Basketball Skills Camp

    DASH Sports basketball camps provide players a well-rounded basketball experience covering a broad range of skills training and skill-based games. Players will be taught how to properly shoot, pass, dribble, and play defense in a fun and positive environment. Camps end with scrimmages/games on the final day. Athletes should bring a water bottle. Balls are provided.
  • Dash Sports: Track & Field Camp

    DASH Sports Track & Field camps provide participants with practice in several areas/events including: Sprinting, throwing, relay running, jumping and distance running. Emphasis is on technique and proper form. Camp consists of many different types of physical activities, drills, and games, all tailored specifically to enhance overall track and field performance. Campers should bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.
  • Dash Sports: Volleyball Skills Camp

    DASH Sports volleyball camps provide players with a well-rounded experience in a fun environment. Key volleyball skills such as passing, serving, and hitting will be taught and practiced. Fun, volleyball skill specific games are also incorporated, giving players game type experience, and a better understanding of the game! Athletes should bring a water bottle (knee pads optional). Balls are provided.
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    Emergency Outfitters: Babysitting 101

    This course follows the America Academy of Pediatrics-Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training (BLAST). Students learn current practices for safety and injury prevention, first aid basics, feeding and caring for infants, how to handle behavior problems, and how to manage their babysitting business. Students receive a reference book, handouts and a first aid kit.
  • Emergency Outfitters: F.A.S.T. Kids-Staying Safe While Home Alone

    First Aid and Safety Trained Kids (F.A.S.T) is a 4 hour course for 7-10 year olds. This course helps prepare children for staying safe at and away from home. Lessons cover basic first aid, water safety, vehicle safety, home emergencies, injury prevention, stranger, and internet safety. Students will receive a book, handouts and a home first aid kit as part of the class.
  • Fitness Boomers: Unlimited Fun Obstacle Course

    Get ready for a fun-filled fitness journey. Have a blast with a variety of different fitness based activities, fun games, jumping challenges and loads of FUN! Learn balance, flexibility, agility, coordination, speed and sportsmanship. Creativity will be encouraged throughout the class in a safe and fun environment with upbeat music. At the end, relax with a quick mindfulness activity!
  • GRASP: Summer Reading & Math Practice

    Currently in Grade K-8 GRASP is a 9 week correspondence program for Grades K-8 which helps students maintain reading and math skills while they are on summer vacation. It should take you and your child approximately one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson. We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the level that is appropriate for your child. Completed lessons are mailed to a scoring center where they are analyzed and then returned to you. Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information. The enrollment fee is $35 for one subject, OR $60 for both. We also have an online version of GRASP for students in grades 4-8. Samples of workbooks are available online at www.grps.org/grasp. Please indicate the grade level for each subject you are purchasing when you register and if you will be ordering the book or online version. Orders must be received by April 15!
  • Girls Wrestling (Winter)

    This is a continuation of the “girls only” wrestling practice for those who had a blast and want to continue! If you missed the first session and are looking to get into the sport, here is another opportunity. Practices will pick up following winter break from school and will continue once a week for one hour in length. During this session kids are encouraged to participate in local tournaments selected by the coaches. The competition is not required but highly recommended. Entry fees to select tournaments are covered by the wrestling club. Warm ups will not be available by the start of this session. If you wish to have warm ups, wrestlers can choose to participate in a fundraiser OR purchase warmups at an additional cost prior to the start of the fall session (warm ups are not required). The suggested age/grade for this session is kindergarten and up (preK should join the Option One Session as co-ed).
  • GoSolar Kidz: Indoor Gardening-Microgreens

    In this class, students will learn how to grow a garden indoors only using water NO dirt. This growing method is called hydroponic growing. Indoor growing allows you to grow food organically without use of pesticides. Students will learn how to grow food all year round. Once they learn the basics of hydroponics we will plant their first Microgreen plant. After class, students will take home their creation!
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    GoSolar! Kidz: Solar Robots

    In this class, kids can stimulate their creativity by designing and building epic, solar-powered robots from easy-to-assemble parts. In addition, tikes will build solar powered cranes, lift bridges, and many other designs. Let your little engineers explore the world of solar energy while learning how to problem solve and stretch the imagination.
  • Intro to Ninja (ages 5-9)

    Ninjas develop strength and agility during this 8 weeklong course by learning different styles and techniques to master all obstacles! We have warped walls, angled steps, salmon ladders, cliff hangers, tilted ladders; all Ninja inspired obstacles! Increase flexibility, problem-solving, and coordination that can be transferred into ninja levels testing or enhance other athletic performances. All classes are coached by an experienced Ninja Trainer. Address: 3203 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 180 Burnsville, MN 55306
  • Intro to Ninja (ages 9-13)

    Ninjas develop strength and agility during this 8 weeklong course by learning different styles and techniques to master all obstacles! We have warped walls, angled steps, salmon ladders, cliff hangers, tilted ladders; all Ninja inspired obstacles! Increase flexibility, problem-solving, and coordination that can be transferred into ninja levels testing or enhance other athletic performances. All classes are coached by an experienced Ninja Trainer. Address: 3203 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 180 Burnsville, MN 55306
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    Jr. Trojan Boys Basketball

    An innovative approach to basketball skills for boys grades K-2 Dribble, pass, shoot! Young basketball hoopsters are invited to join our team of skilled coaches as we spend Saturday mornings hoopin' it up on the court. Using adjustable basketball hoops and smaller basketballs, players will learn basic offensive and defensive fundamentals, team concepts, and an understanding of game rules. Dependent upon the activity, the group may be divided by age and/or skill level to provide for maximum learning and success for each player. Be prepared to work hard and have fun. Go Trojans! Registrations after November 8 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.