Film Making

This course is designed to give each student an overview of the many aspects of digital video production, including writing, producing, directing, lighting, shooting, and editing. This will be achieved partially through lecture time, partially through critiquing the work of other filmmakers, including your fellow classmates, and partially through hands on production. Minimal homework; Grades upon request.

Forensic Science

7th/8th Grade

This course surveys key topics in forensic science, including the application of the scientific process to forensic analysis, procedures and principles of crime scene investigation, physical and trace evidence, and the law and courtroom procedures from the perspective of the forensic scientist. Through online lessons, virtual and hands-on labs, and analysis of fictional crime scenarios, students learn about forensic tools, technical resources, forming and testing hypotheses, proper data collection, and responsible conclusions. The final 'challenge' will include an optional attendance fieldtrip (additional fee) to a local "Escape Room" to test skills taught throughout the year. Minimal homework; Grades Available Upon Request.