MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTERSCHOOL

Career Pathway Program for Middle Schoolers

Minuteman's Career Pathway Afterschool Program offers thought-provoking experiential learning for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Transportation is available for our in-district towns! 

Course selection for Session 2 (March 19-28) has been consolidated based on enrollment.

The courses listed below are the courses that will be offered.

Want to learn to solder while creating your own electronic gadget? Would you like to design, CAD (Computer Aided Design) and use a 3D printer? This program will allow you to do all that while in addition to working with VEX Robotics kits to make a remote-controlled vehicle (that you can program!). Join us for a fun filled adventure into Advanced Manufacturing and & Engineering.

March 19-28 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Join the class to build a community shed! The shed project is a hands on experience that highlights house construction skills. The construction of the shed will take place in Minuteman’s carpentry shop and will allow students to climb wall staging, welded frame staging and roof staging. Students will be assembling only, and will not be working with cutting tools. Some work with portable power drills and hand tools will be introduced.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Do you have fun watching CSI shows? Do you aspire to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Come to the Crime Lab in the Biotechnology Program and learn how to isolate DNA from your cheek cells! You will also run DNA electrophoresis gels to analyze a “who done it?” case. While identifying materials found at a crime scene by utilizing chemical, microbiological, and microscope techniques

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Taking great photos is a snap once you’ve learned the basics.  We’ll be photographing on site and using a Digital Darkroom to take photos from “meh” to AMAZING! From smart phones to DSLR’s - great photos can come from anyone, anywhere, and with a variety of different equipment.  Camera equipment encouraged but NOT required. 

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

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Come learn the fascination of how electricity flows! Students will be instructed on how electricity is controlled and distributed in an electrical circuit. Students will install cable, electrical boxes, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures and fire alarm smoke detectors. 

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

This class will expose students to the basics of cooking and baking. Students will prepare scratch recipes with instruction emphasizing technique, sanitation, and nutrition. Students will take home finished products and receive a recipe book!

March 19-28 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Create a product during this introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) and Westpoint Bridge Design course! Students will be introduced to both software applications and will leave the program with drawings and physical models they designed.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Get excited about this introduction to programming in Java course! Students will be introduced to the basics of programmatic thinking and will review and practice core components such as loops, arrays, and classes, as part of the Java programming language. By the end of the course, students should feel comfortable writing simple programs.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

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Refund Policy: A $10 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. Full refunds, minus the $10 processing fee, will be issued when a student withdraws from a course no later than the Monday March 19, 2018. A 75% refund, minus the $10 processing fee, will be issued to students withdrawing later than Monday March19, 2018 and prior to the second class. No refunds will be issued after the second class.

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Non-Discrimination Disclosure: Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs or activities, including its admissions and employment practices.  The School District does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. An individual has been designated to coordinate compliance under Title IX and Section 504 and may be contacted through the Superintendent's Office, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421, (781) 861-6500, ext. 7360.