Fall 2021 Academic Courses

Featured Courses

Stay ahead of the game while immersing yourself in Black culture and experiences. These stress-free academic courses teach the things you need to know along with the things you want to know, feeding the mind and soul. Classes run for 5 weeks each.

Reading


Dropping Seeds: Sounds for the Culture (4-6 years old)

Designed for young readers as they begin a lifetime of reading by building awareness of sounds within words and sentences, as well as everyday sounds in music.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Sprout Up - HBCUs and the Divine Nine (6-7 years old)

Shorties in this class will hear the sounds and see letters as they proudly represent HBCUs and Black fraternities and sororities. Practice the sounds in words and learn to apply them to the letters that represent them.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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READ: Black Athletes as Social Advocates (6-7 years old)

Students will read Black-focused fiction and non-fiction, covering everything from African Mythology to Black Wellness; from Black Innovators to Black Media.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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LEAD: History and Legacy of HBCUs (7-9 years old)

Understand more about the establishment, history and the culture of schools specially made to serve Black college students. While reading the book HBCU Proud by Yvette Manns, learn about the traditions of these historic institutions of higher learning through their famous alumni.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Blooming: The Rhythm of Reading (7-8 years old)

In Unit 1 of Blooming, students will unlock the patterns and crack the codes of reading through Black poetry. Each session highlights various spellings with an emphasis on consonant sounds, one- and two-syllable words, and high-frequency words. Students will experience the rhythm of reading in their world.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Blooming: Explode the Code (7-8 years old)

In Unit 2 of Blooming, students will develop increasing reading confidence as they learn to read more and more complex words with an emphasis on vowel sounds and spelling alternatives for vowel sounds.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Lit In Formation: Still We Rise (11-14 years old)

Delve into the concepts of Black resistance, community-building, and radical self-love by exploring fiction and non-fiction texts, music, and visual art from Black creatives that capture the essence of activism, resilience, and joy.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 6-7 p.m. EDT

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Math


Digits: The Scoop on Counting to Tell How Many (4-6 years old)

This unit of study asks: “How can we use counting to help us understand our world?” Students will learn about Black inventors and influencers that have contributed to our changing our world. As students learn about these powerful agents of change, they will count items related to their inventions or cultural influences.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 3-4 p.m. EDT

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Digits: I Can Count the World Around Me (4-6 years old)

Students will answer the question: “What are all the things around me that I can count? Through the lesson activities, students will continue to learn about Black inventors responsible for changing and shaping our world for the better. As students learn about vital Black creativity and intelligence, they will count items related to the inventions.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 3-4 p.m. EDT

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Digits: Fun Days at the Park (6-7 years old)

Students will use the world around them to explore, interpret and deeply understand the base 10 number system and how the act of combining and separating is represented through addition and subtraction. They will use these understandings to discover the contributions of Black people to our culture and society.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 3-4 p.m. EDT

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Digits: Why Choose STEM (6-7 years old)

In this unit, students will be introduced to STEM Careers in a manner that would spark their interests. Students will use the world around them to explore, interpret and deeply understand the base 10 number system and how the act of combining and separating is represented through addition and subtraction.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 3-4 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: Who Made It (8-9 years old)

How can we use data from our past to help us understand the present? In this unit, students will learn how to read and understand data, generate results based on data given, and to generalize data based on observed patterns. Students will explore how both past and present data can help us understand how we've progressed as a people and seek out further opportunities for progress

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: Multiplication in the World Around Us(8-9 years old)

Throughout this unit of study, students seek to answer the unit essential question: “Where do we see multiplication in the world around us?” Students will learn to identify ways that multiplication lives all around us, all while building multiplication fluency.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: Take That to the Bank (9-10 years old)

How many ways can you make change? Students apply factoring to make change in different business scenarios. Students learn how the lack of financial institutions in African American communities leads to people being underbanked or unbanked.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: Night at the Movies (9-10 years old)

How many ways can you make change? Students apply factoring to make change in different business scenarios. Students learn how the lack of financial institutions in African American communities leads to people being underbanked or unbanked.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: Organizing to Express (10-11 years old)

Students in this course will use arithmetic to understand and represent the world around them. They will learn the base 10 system, decimals, and patterns in multiplication and division. Students will also spend significant time understanding real-world contexts and applications of fractions.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Cipher: There's Value in My Place (10-11 years old)

During this unit, we will use data about homeownership to study decimal place value, exponents and rounding.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. EDT

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Algo-rhythms: A Night at an HBCU Football Game (11-12 years old)

Learn how to use mathematics—specifically signed, rational, ratio/rates, and inequalities—to represent various real-world contexts. Students will use the familiar context of an HBCU football game to deepen their understanding of how various types of numbers are used in everyday life.

Mondays/Wednesdays; 6-7 p.m. EDT

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Algo-rhythms: Running for Black Lives (11-12 years old)

Throughout this unit of study, students will extend their understanding of ratios and rates to percentages and apply these concepts to the process of planning a charitable run.

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 6-7 p.m. EDT

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Algo-rhythms: How Much is a Billion Dollars? (12-13 years old)

This unit explores the concepts of ratios and proportionality in the form of graphs, fractions, and percents. The essential question that students will be answering is, “How can we interpret mathematical visuals to make sense of comparisons in our world?”

Tuesdays/Thursdays; 6-7 p.m. EDT

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Pre-AP Courses


Pre-AP Geography & History: Foundations (14-18 years old)

This class is the first of a series that mirror the Pre-AP World History course outline with a focus on the continent of Africa. This first unit sets a foundation for the course through a focus on the Ancient to Postclassical period and, the extensive geography of Africa, and an overview of the major religions practiced across multiple regions.

Thursdays; 6-7pm EDT, Saturdays; 1-2pm EDT

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Pre-AP Geography & History: Ancient Period (14-18 years old)

This class is the second of a series that mirror the Pre-AP World History course outline with a focus on the continent of Africa. This unit continues to build historical thinking skills in reading and writing with a focus on the ancient period to 600 BCE in Egypt, Nubia and Carthage.

Thursdays; 6-7pm EDT, Saturdays; 1-2pm EDT  

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