Angels U

Project-based learning this summer at AHA

Holy Angels offers a two week program filled with creative courses designed especially for girls entering grades 6-9. Students can select one of the "Majors" listed below!


ENGINEERING/TECHNOLOGY

1: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
In the Angels U Computer Apps course, you will have access to the Academy’s 3-D printer and Google Classroom. Working as part of a small group, you will select a topic and conduct research to produce an engaging presentation. Each group’s final project will include specific aspects of Google Docs and Slides and a component made using the 3-D printer.

2: CODING
Create your own mobile app that will run on any platform. Angels U’s Coding course will cover the foundations of computer science
and give you hands-on experience as you use Microsoft’s Creative Coding through Games and Apps to transform your wildest ideas into full-fledged apps.

3: ENGINEERING
Discover how engineers use teamwork to solve global challenges while learning to build bridges and self-powered race cars from everyday materials. As part of the Angels U Engineering class, you will learn to collaborate and use computers as you take on activities that highlight problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. Gain insight into the study of engineering by using Smart Carts with built-in sensors that measure force, speed, and acceleration using Bluetooth, and explore many engineering disciplines, including electrical, civil, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace.

4: ROBOTICS
Construct and program your own robot using the Lego MindStorms EV3 system. As an Angels U Robotics course participant, you will work as a part of a team to complete projects and games created specifically for EV3. Learn how to program robot behaviors using motors and rotation, sound, light, touch, and ultrasonic sensors.


SCIENCE/MATH

1: FORENSICS
Join a forensic team and help your classmates catch a criminal! In the Angels U Forensics course, you’ll use various websites and play the game of CLUE to gain an introduction to laboratory techniques used in forensic science. Discover how to analyze fingerprints, footprints, hair, and crime scene details to stop criminals in their tracks!

2: MAGIC IN THE LAB
Explore the physical world through exciting biology, chemistry, and physics lab experiments. Discover the lifting power of helium; create red, purple, and green flames; and use computer controlled smart cars to find out more about velocity, force, and rotation. You and your classmates will match wits as you try your hand at bridge building and mouse trap car competitions.

3: PRE-ALGEBRA
The games, activities, and projects that are part of the Angels U Pre-algebra course are sure to convince you that math can be a blast! You will learn to combine numerical concepts and find out more about positive and negative numbers, decimals, fractions, ratios, percentages, factoring, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, and how to solve equations. Take this course and be ready to succeed in algebra and beyond.

4: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Explore the interactions between all living things, including humans and our environment in the Angels U Environmental Science course. In this hands-on laboratory activity, you will learn about habitat assessment, water testing, soil testing, creation of soil filtration systems, and environmental factors that influence plant germination.


FINE ARTS

1-2: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Use your own digital camera and Adobe Photoshop to create unique works of art. In this class, you will learn the basic functions of your camera and enhance your final pieces using several Photoshop editing tools. Note: You will need a working digital camera (DSLR preferred, but a point and shoot camera is fine) and 16G flash drive. You will be able to take home your digital images and final prints. Materials fee: $40

3-4: ADVANCED STUDIO ART
Immerse yourself in one of Bergen County’s top fine arts programs. Advanced Studio Art will allow you to use various media (pencil, charcoal, and acrylic paint) to build your technical skills and artistic voice. Learn different techniques with each of these materials with the guidance of one of Holy Angels’ art teachers. Materials fee: $35


PERFORMING ARTS

1: CATCH A WAVE: THE MUSIC-MATH-PHYSICS CONNECTION
Pythagoras, Sir Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein recognized that music, math, and physics are connected. Now you will, too!  Discover the nature of vibrations and sound waves and use math and physics to construct a variety of wind, percussion, and string instruments.

2: IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER AND PHYSICAL COMEDY
Cultivate your improv skills to create funny, unscripted scenes where anything can happen! You will play a variety of improv games and learn advanced classical theater techniques (commedia dell’arte) to involve your body as your instrument in comedic story-telling.

3-4: MUSICAL THEATER
You and your classmates will experience all aspects of musical theater (singing, acting, and dancing) and create a showcase that will be performed at the end of the session. You will be involved in large group numbers and possible features in smaller numbers. Everyone will be featured in some capacity! Learn Broadwaystyle choreography to popular show tunes and sing along with all of your favorites! You will be coached by our award-winning director and alumnae who have gone to college to pursue the performing arts. Wear clothing that is comfortable for dance; sneakers or jazz shoes are preferred. Note: No student will be allowed to dance in bare feet or socks. Shoes without backs are not permitted.


SKILL BUILDER

1: PUBLIC SPEAKING
Master the art of public speaking. The Angels U Public Speaking course will allow you to learn techniques to best express yourself. Discover how to become more confident speaking in your classes and with friends and family.

2: CREATIVE WRITING
Dabble in drama, play with poetry, and be mesmerized by memoir writing. You will work with literary devices to make your writing stronger. The class will culminate with a reading of student work. No previous writing experience is necessary.

3: DEBATE
What are the best ways to win an argument? Get the advantage in Angels U Debate class! You’ll learn the basics of high school debate league practices and discover how to structure and articulate effective arguments in both speech and writing.

4: LEADERSHIP SKILL BUILDING
What does being a leader mean to you? Grapple with challenging questions about effective leadership from the perspectives of historical figures and individuals in ordinary circumstances. Debates regarding morality, ethics, and collectivism will all be considered.


DANCE

1: DANCE INTENSIVE
Push yourself to the limit in this fun and rewarding dance intensive that will conclude with a performance for family and friends. All levels of dancers are welcomed to join the national champion Holy Angels Dance Team. See what it is like to be one of our  dancers as you increase flexibility and strength. Learn drill jazz fundamentals and advanced skills, and immerse yourself in  innovative choreography. Note: This course only runs for 1 week (July 9th - 13th from 10:00-11:30am)


For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Brianna Portuesi
Angels U Coordinator
bportuesi@holyangels.org

Register Today!

Registration is now closed. 
Angels U Coordinator:
Mrs. Brianna Portuesi
bportuesi@holyangels.org

A copy of the course descriptions can also be downloaded here.

Schedule

Dates: July 9th - July 20th
Half Day - $975
8:30am - 11:45am
Courses 1 & 2 (Morning Sessions Only)
Full Day - $1850
8:30am - 3:30pm
Courses 1-4
Dance Major - $275
July 9th - July 13th
10am - 11:30am
Aftercare:
Available until 4:30 pm
$75 for 1 week
$125 for 2 weeks
(Value of $15 per day)

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