Legacy Adds 3D Printer to STEM Acquisitions
Legacy Christian Academy recently added a 3D printer to their long list of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) acquisitions, allowing students to actively engage with state-of-the-art technology.
3D printers require a three-dimensional virtual design of the object the user wants to create; this CAD (Computer Aided Design) is then created in physical form using the 3D printer. The printing process converts the data into thousands of miniscule "slices," then makes the artifact slice by slice from the bottom up. These minute layers stick together, forming a solid object. Layers can be complex and even move, like in the case of wheels or hinges!
"It's remarkable to have this kind of technology in a Kinder-through-eighth-grade Academy; most high schools don't even have 3D printers yet," says Dr. Matthew Northrop, principal of Legacy Christian Academy.
"We have embraced our nickname, 'Legacy Tech,'" says Superintendent Tim Borruel. "We know that investments in technology, when paired with specialized Enrichment teachers skilled in the use and pedagogical applications of it, are essential ingredients in our ongoing goal to develop students best prepared for success in the 21st century."
"Legacy's Innovation Lab is where Academy students in every grade go to deeply, critically and practically engage with tomorrow's technology; it's a space that was designed to foster creativity and creation. Our new 3D printer is part of this plan and has already become a very popular addition to our STEM resources," says Dr. Northrop.
Tours of Legacy's Innovation Lab, and campus, are available year-round.Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
Extra Help in Math & Science Now & During the Summer
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How do you know if your student needs extra help this semester? If your child's overall grade in math or science is below a "B," the time to act is now. You can help your child learn study strategies, help with test prep and give them more self confidence. At Math Support Services, groups are led by professional trained instructors and are specific by topic: seventh and eighth Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. Tuition rates start at $45 per session and you can save even more by attending more than once a week. Do you want a more individualized option? One-on one tutoring is also available up through AP Calculus and AP Statistics.
Homework Cafe is a fun way to help your fifth-to-eighth graders learn the common core content in a fun, interactive environment. They can ask questions, have a skilled tutor look over their homework and prepare your child for new material. Tuition is only $30 per session.
Looking for summer options? Math Support Services provides preparation courses, AP course reviews, transferable courses to their school to remediate a grade or to finish a math or science course. Enrichment options abound including mastering the Rubik's Cube, Extreem Math, Discovering Engineering and Mastering Study Skills. Students may also choose to take our SAT/ACT Workshop and participate in college planning. Math Support Services supports gifted and talented students as well as students with special needs. 255-1730
Hands-on Workshops for Film & Theater
This summer, iLEAD Schools will present two hands-on workshops in Filmmaking and Theater for teens ages 12 and up. iLEAD's Summer Film Workshop will be taught by Ramon Hamilton, a multi-award winning filmmaker with more than 15 years' experience teaching film workshops, camps and classes to youth throughout the Los Angeles County. Participants will create a short film and gain hands-on experience regarding story development, screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound, editing and more. Learners Ramon has worked with in the past have gone on to attend film programs at colleges including the University of Southern California, New York University and Chapman University and have secured professional work in the film industry.
iLEAD's Theater Workshop will be led by Tiffany Oliver, an actor, producer and director whose award-winning theater company theTRIBE productions launched in 2010 with a smash run of The Fantasticks at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Teen participants will hone their skills through acting intensives, audition preparation, workshops focused on voice, movement, voiceover acting and more. Teens have an opportunity to walk away with headshots, a professional reel and an online portfolio to jumpstart their career. Spaces are limited. E-mail for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons to hold April 2017 Open House
Have you been putting off getting the bachelor's or master's degree you need to advance in your career? Come to an Open House at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus and find out just how doable getting your degree really is!
Held from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, April 19, the Open House will provide prospective students with information about the bachelor's and master's degree programs offered through the Center by partner institutions including CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, University of La Verne, Brandman University and National University.
Attendees can talk to university representatives, learn about financial aid programs, meet with counselors and submit admissions applications. In addition, more information will be available on new programs to be offered in the center. Scheduled to debut at the University Center in future semesters is a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management offered by National University.
Since it opened in 2002, the University Center has enabled students to earn advanced degrees without leaving the Santa Clarita Valley. More than 2,800 students have graduated from the programs offered by the University Center's partners: Brandman University, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, National University and the University of La Verne.
The current 110,000-square-foot facility - which opened in 2009 - continues to offer bachelor's, master's and credential/certificate programs from various public and private universities, all of which have received approval and accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The University Center is best accessed via University Center Drive, the southernmost campus entrance on Rockwell Canyon Road. Parking in the campus parking lots 13, 14, and 15 is free for this event.