Our Schedule

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Hard Skills & Soft Skills Workshops

Students are desperate to pursue education and skills that matter; however, COVID-19 has made a bad situation even worse. Prior to the pandemic, students faced a growing gap between the skills they were learning in school (packets and memorization) and those needed for employment. Now, under the shadow of COVID-19, over one billion students are out of school altogether. 

 

We have done the research and have the experience to understand that young people need analytical thinking and innovation, active learning and learning strategies, creativity, originality, and initiative, technology design and programming, critical thinking and analysis, complex problem-solving, leadership, emotional intelligence, and systems analysis and evaluation. GPA has created workshops that account for the SOFT and HARD Skills that are essential for future success.

Hard Skills

 

Our Hard Skills workshops focus on modern skills, not old fashioned curricula. Students are tired of having 20th-century teachers educating 21st-century students.

Project Building

GPA students need this time to collaborate with our Project Managers and other students. These hours are reserved for WORK.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5-6:30 pm

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Ideating & Building Projects That Matter

Our students' passions are rooted in the center of each project. Each project starts with a problem with which the student wishes to engage. Unlike a high school club (see: lunch-time meetings with no project plan), our projects are grounded in a process that leads to measurables and transformation. 

 

Tuesday: 2:30-4 pm

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Branding Yourself for College and Beyond

We work with students to determine their own unique voices, think about how others see them, start to identify their goals, reorganize their priorities, and pay attention to their thru lines. Then, we create a resume, LinkedIn, website, and personal branding so that they can present themselves in a thoughtful, authentic way. 

Tuesday: 4-5 pm

 

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Nutrition & Wellness

We believe in EDU-WELLNESS. We are way beyond thinking that students should spend their every moment completing a useless packet. We want to ensure students will live healthy and productive lives, which includes self-care. Bring an apron; we will be trying simple and nutritious meals.

Wednesday: 6-7:30 pm

 

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Design Doing

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s first African-American Artistic Director, recently said, “For me, design is about whatever I find is worthy to tell a story about. I don’t believe that culture benefits from the idea that this line on a piece of paper has never been drawn in this exact way ever before. My goal is to highlight things — that’s why I collaborate a lot, that’s why I reference a lot, and that’s what makes my body of work what it is.” In this workshop, we will learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and Procreate to empower the students to DO.

Thursday: 3:30-5 pm

 

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Thursday: 6:30-8 pm

Multimedia News and Journalism:

Social Media/Podcasts/Video/Writing

We watched national news at 6:30 pm on one of three networks. Students today find their news from a mishmash of online and social media sources. Our students must become content creators and storytellers for the future. This workshop is for those who wish to create podcasts, short videos, web articles, and social media posts that focus on what is happening in SCV during these chaotic times.

 

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Soft Skills

Our Soft Skills workshops center on communication, critical thinking, and resilience, ensuring that students become curious, lifelong learners.

College Crew

Our Seniors gather together to discuss pathways, schools, projects, and applications. The college process is changing rapidly. We have been anticipating this change and let’s just say we are more than ‘ready.’ Our Seniors gather together to discuss pathways, schools, projects, and applications.

Monday & Wednesday: 2:30-3:30 pm

 

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Monday & Wednesday: 3:30-5 pm

History Through Current Events

We are LIVING through history. Students are confused but ready to make connections between our present moment and the history that has brought us here. There is no better way to engage with history than to understand its relevance in our present moment. You would be amazed at how much students learn to love history when they understand and discuss current local, national, and global issues.

 

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Critical Thinking & Writing for College & Beyond

Students must be able to think and write beyond the 5 paragraph essay in order to succeed in college and beyond. We will learn to analyze and discuss editorials, cartoons, short films, short stories, songs, posters, and other cultural artifacts that helped to create the intoxicating American ideal and those that work to counter the smooth narrative of American exceptionalism.

Tuesday: 5-6:30 pm

 

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Thursday: 2:30-3:30 pm

History & Impact of Design

Design thinking has an amalgamation of approaches, which makes it unique.  Design thinking is applied as an umbrella term for multi-disciplinary, human-centered projects that involve research and rapid ideation (idea generation). In this workshop, we gain a foundation in the history of design that allows students to create their own references, collaborate, and find worthy stories to inspire them.

 

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Boosts

High schools may be closed; however, we are agile enough to stay, safely, operating with wide-open windows, masks, and an outdoor learning space. We are also here to ensure your students not only stay on track with their online work but also excel with an A and/or a 5 on their AP tests. We have educators for all areas and will be going beyond a flat curriculum to include experiential, hands-on learning. 

 

Our Boost classes keep students organized, prepared, and successful. At a moment with so many questions and so little structure, we are here to offer answers, organization, and collaboration.

Homework Boost

We have educators for EVERY core subject who can ensure students not only keep up but also succeed (we like “A”s).

Monday-Thursday: 6:30-9:00 pm

 

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Monday: 6:30-7:30 pm

English Boost

We have a Ph.D. in Literature right here to help with interpreting texts, writing papers, and doing more than the packets downloaded from Google Classroom.

 

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U.S. History Boost

Another year and another 100 percent passage rate for GPA students who prepped with us for the 2020 AP U.S History test. Give us one and a half hours to make you love and understand the STORY of American history.

Monday: 6:30-7:30 pm

 

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Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

AP World Boost

We tell stories that are more important than memorizing dates and military battles. We believe studying history makes students more engaged global citizens who can better understand how things change (e.g. revolution), trace the factors that cause change (e.g. powerful political ideologies), and understand that which persists despite change (e.g. injustice).

 

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Spanish Boost

“Ayuadame!” Te escuchamos, estudiantes Españoles con dificultades (“Help me!” We hear you, Spanish students who are struggling.) We must translate because not many students in the district feel comfortable in their Spanish classes. We can help. “Listos?” (Ready?)

 

Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

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Monday: 6:30-7:30 pm

Bio Boost (Bioost)

Trust us...students need the Bioost. We will ensure the students understand and engage with all of the areas that are essential for success in the class and on the AP test. How do we know?... 100 percent passage rate on the 2019 and 2020 AP Bio Test.  

 

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Chemistry Boost

Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. We ensure the foundation needed to take the next steps.

Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

 

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Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

Physics Boost

Calling all aspiring engineers...you must have a strong foundation in Physics to even APPLY to college engineering programs. Luckily, we have an aspiring engineer educator who will help you build that base.

 

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Geometry Boost

Don’t lose this class. You will need Geometry in a big way, if standardized testing survives.

Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

 

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Algebra/Trig Boost

We are here to help. We know the struggle and have tasted success.

Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

 

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PreCalc/Calc BC Boost

Don’t lose this class. You will need Geometry in a big way, if standardized testing survives.

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Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 pm

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