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About Our Programs

In partnership with BlackRocket, the Community Education department is now offering online STEAM enrichment courses for youth ages 8 – 14.

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Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Ages: 8-11 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 11-14 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*This requires a 64-bit operating system.
*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Python Programmers
Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Ages: 8-11 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 11-14 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*$10 license fee per student with this class added on to registration fee*
*Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS

NEW! Minecraft® Redstone Engineers
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

Ages 8-11 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 11-14 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
Purchase Minecraft Java Edition

NEW! YouTube® Content Creators
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Ages 8-11 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 11 – 14 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*A webcam is required for this course.
*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Minecraft® Designers
If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Ages: 8 – 11 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages11 – 14 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition

Purchase Minecraft Java Edition