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2021 Fall Live Online Class

  • 09/13 to 12/18  14 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm $280/term Location: Online10

    Speech: Participants build their confidence speaking in front of others and completing skill achievements.

    Students will write a prepared speech with guidance from the instructor. Students have the freedom to pick any topic for their prepared speech as long as it falls within the category decided by the instructor. The categories include informative, persuasive, storytelling, and demonstrative. 

    Students will also learn how to critique the speeches of others in a helpful and positive manner. Roles include timer, listener, librarian, counter, comedian, and recorder.

    Debate: This class will integrate a portion of debate in it. Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels.  Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally.   Most obviously, debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently. 

    Instructor: Ta-Leah Smithers

  • 09/16 to 12/23  14 Classes Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $280/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online10

    Speech: Participants build their confidence speaking in front of others and completing skill achievements.

    Students will write a prepared speech with guidance from the instructor. Students have the freedom to pick any topic for their prepared speech as long as it falls within the category decided by the instructor. The categories include informative, persuasive, storytelling, and demonstrative. 

    Students will also learn how to critique the speeches of others in a helpful and positive manner. Roles include timer, listener, librarian, counter, comedian, and recorder.

    Debate: This class will integrate a portion of debate in it. Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels.  Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally.   Most obviously, debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently. 

    Instructor: Ta-Leah Smithers

  • 09/15 to 12/22  14 Classes Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online10

    Course Description: This is the third course of Speech/Debate series. While this course continues to help students build up the Speech confidence and skills, it focuses more on Debate.

    Below are the sample topics to cover in the class. Topics may vary in different terms.

    Unit 1: Introduction to Debate
    1. Introduce students to some basic concepts and terms. 
    2. Involve students in an informal debate.

    Unit 2: Expanding on the concept of debate 
    1. Observe a live or videotaped debate. 
    2. Take part in an informal debate.

    Unit 3: Affirmative Structure
    1. Gain an understanding of the Affirmative philosophy.
    2. Examine the speech of the first Affirmative.

    Unit 4: Overview of Negative Strategy
    1. Understand negative strategy. 
    2. understand the job of the first Negative speaker

    Unit 5: Overview of Debate
    1. Second Affirmative Constructive Speech 
    2. Second Negative Constructive Speech
    3. The Break 
    4. Rebuttal by First Negative 
    5. Rebuttal by First Affirmative

    Unit 6: The Great debate (Discussion, Preparation, Presentation)

    Provide students an opportunity to prepare and debate in a formal style.

    Debate is an excellent way to develop critical thinking skills. The process of researching a debate is one of examining the pros and cons of an issue, determining what the problems are and considering alternative solutions. The research and presentation of a debate is clearly a team effort, and participation in activities like debate explicitly develops the skills needed to work in teams.

    Instructor: Ta-Leah Smithers

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online11

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 1 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for advanced K-1 students:

    Level 1A: Starting students with the "From Phonics to Reading Level 1" to build up the vocabulary and reading skills based on Phonics. We may also use "Making Connections Grade 1" or various reading materials to practice comprehensive reading skills 

    Level 1B: Starting with more complex text readings we will have "From Phonics to Reading 2" as our reading textbook to take students to the next level of reading comprehension. We will use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 1" to power up students' vocabulary by putting the words in multiple contexts. And 6 books from Comprehension Library 1 will be used in class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 1B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Student books for Level 1A:
    Make Connections Book 1 & Wordly Wise 3000 for Grade 1 (4th Edition)

    Making Connections Student Book, Grade 1 (Homeschool  Edition)  -           From Phonics to Reading Student Edition Level A, Grade 1

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Bron Carter

  • 09/27 to 12/20  24 Classes Monday, Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $480/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online9

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 2 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 2-3 students:

    Level 2A: Starting students with the "Make Connections Book 2" to build up comprehensive reading skills.  We use "Wordly Wise Book 2" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 2A usually take 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 2B: Continuing to "Make Connections Book 3" for more complex text reading and scientific readings, we will also have a new book "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 2" in the 2B level to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. 8-10 books from Comprehension Library 2 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 2B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Students will build up the following skills along the year:
         1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
         2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
         3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
         4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension.
         5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more! 

    Student books for Level 2A:
    Make Connections Book 2
    Wordly Wise 3000 for Grade 2 (4th Edition)
    4 books from Comprehensive Library 2

     

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online13

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 3 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 3-4 students:

    Level 3A: Starting students with the "Reading Explorer Foundation“ book to build up comprehensive reading skills with the top quality of scientific reading.  We use ”Wordly Wise Book 3“ for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 3A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 3B: After done with the RE Foundation book, we will continue to "Reading Detective Beginning" book in level 3B to further refine reading skills with more complex high-quality text. We will also have a new book "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 3" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. 6 books from Comprehension Library 4 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 3B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Students will build up the following skills along the year:
         1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes. 
         2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
         3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
         4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension. 
         5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more! 

    Student books for Level 3A:
    Reading Explorer Foundation Book 
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 3 (4th edition) 

       

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Shawna Secor;  Tami Bake

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online13

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 4 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 4-5 students:

    Level 4A: We will start with the "Reading Explorer Book 1” to build up comprehensive reading skills and scientific reading skills together.  We use "Wordly Wise Book 4" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 4A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 4B: We will take students to the next reading level with the "Reading Explorer Book 2" in 4B with more complex high-quality scientific texts. While wrapping up with the Wordly Wise 4, we will also have a new book "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 4" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Level 4B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Students will build up the following skills along the year:
         1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes. 
         2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
         3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
         4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension. 
         5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more! 

    Student books for Level 4A:
    Reading Explorer Book 1
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 (4th edition) 

      

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Shawna Secor

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online9

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 5 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading & SSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 5-6 students:

    Level 5A: We will start with "Reading Explorer Book 3" to build up comprehensive reading skills and scientific reading skills together.  We use “Wordly Wise Book 5” for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 5A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 5B: We will continue to "Reading Detective A1" book in level 5B to further refine reading skills with more complex high-quality text. While wrapping up with the Wordly Wise 5, we will have a new book "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 5" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. 6 books from Comprehension Library 5 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 5B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Students will sharpen their skills in:
         
    •  Logical Analysis using principles of cause and effect to help draw conclusions/predict outcomes.
         •  Discourse Analysis using linguistic and textual principles to interpret/organize key information. 
         •  Semantic Analysis using specific words in a text to discover implicit information.
         •  Textual Analysis using textual/graphics features such as maps/graphs to aid in comprehension.
         •  Interpretation using a variety of genres (including biography, scientific writing,  social studies texts, Greek mythology, etc.) in order to apply the methods over a range of discourses.

    Literary Analysis Skills
         
    •  Defining vocabulary using contextual clues.
         •  Recognizing figurative language.
         •  Identifying the main idea, supporting details, and theme.
         •  Recognizing literary and rhetorical devices.
         •  Identifying story elements: theme, plot, setting, and characters.

    Textbooks
    The two core textbooks for this class are the award-winning Reading Explorer 3 (from National Geographic Learning) and Reading Detective A1 (from Critical Thinking Co.).  The Reading Explorer series is heavily oriented towards the sciences while introducing rhetorical concepts and reading strategies.  Reading Detective is oriented towards literature and writing. In tandem, the curricula help the instructor deliver a varied, comprehensive, and coherent reading program.

    Student books for Level 5A: 
    Reading Explorer Book 3 
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 5 (4th edition) 

     Reading Explorer 3: Student Book with Online Workbook (Reading Explorer, Second Edition)   

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/16 to 12/21  27 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25; Added 1 class on Dec 12 12-1

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 6/7 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading & SSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 6-7 students:

    Level 6/7A: We will start with the "Reading Detective Rx" to build up comprehensive reading skills. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 6" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 6/7A usually takes 14 weeks to finish. (Note: Students who have not finished the "Wordly Wise Book 6" in Summer may parallelly work on it in this class)

    Level 6/7B: We will continue to the "Reading Explorer Book 4" to further refine reading comprehension and build scientific reading skills together.  We will have a new book "Wordly Wise Book 7" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Level 6/7B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Students will sharpen their skills in:
         
    •  Logical Analysis using principles of cause and effect to help draw conclusions/predict outcomes.
         •  Discourse Analysis using linguistic and textual principles to interpret/organize key information. 
         •  Semantic Analysis using specific words in a text to discover implicit information.
         •  Textual Analysis using textual/graphics features such as maps/graphs to aid in comprehension.
         •  Interpretation using a variety of genres (including biography, scientific writing,  social studies texts, Greek mythology, etc.) in order to apply the methods over a range of discourses.

    Literary Analysis Skills
         
    •  Defining vocabulary using contextual clues.
         •  Recognizing figurative language.
         •  Identifying the main idea, supporting details, and theme.
         •  Recognizing literary and rhetorical devices.
         •  Identifying story elements: theme, plot, setting, and characters.

    Textbooks
    The two core textbooks for this class are the award-winning Reading Explorer 4 (from National Geographic Learning) and Reading Detective Rx (from The Critical Thinking Co.). The Reading Explorer series is heavily oriented towards the sciences while introducing rhetorical concepts and reading strategies.  Reading Detective is oriented towards literature and writing.  In tandem, the curricula help the instructor deliver a varied, comprehensive, and coherent reading program.

    Student books for Level 6/7A:
    Reading Detective Rx
    Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 6

     Reading Detective® Rx     

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm $560/term No class on Nov 25

    This is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to build their reading comprehension while bolstering their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with the SSAT and PSAT 8/9 tests which will be used to measure the students’ achievement.

    The comprehension reading materials will be selected from multiple sources and delivered to students by PDF files. We will use the Merriam-Webster's vocabulary Builder based on Latin Roots. A knowledge of Greek and Latin roots will not only help you remember the meanings of the words you are learning in class but will help you guess at the meanings of new words that you run into elsewhere. This is the most powerful way to continue expanding your vocabulary in the future.

    Textbooks:
    Reading 1: Reading the World: Ideas That Matter
    Reading 2: SSAT & PSAT 8/9 Reading Passages 
    Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder based on Latin Roots - the best vocabulary tool for standard tests.

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/15 to 12/22  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov 24Location: Online

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 7/8 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with SSAT and PSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 7-8 students:

    Level 7/8A: We will start with the "Close Reading Complex Text for Grade 7" Book to build up comprehensive reading skills with high-quality passages. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 7" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context.  Level 7/8A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 7/8B: We will continue the class to the next level with "Reading Explorer 5" and "Strategies that Work: Comprehension Practice, Grade 7 & Up" to further refine comprehensive reading skills. We will start the "Wordly Wise Book 8"  to build up students' vocabulary for the standard test verbal skills. level 7/8B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.

    Level 7/8C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. "Reading Dective B1" and "Word Roots Level III" will be used in Summer

    Student books for Level 7/8A: 
    Close Reading of Complex Texts 7
    Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 7

        

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 09/16 to 12/23  14 Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term No class on Nov 25

    Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay
    (5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
    (6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammar

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 3-4 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level I-A:

    Zapato Power by Jaqueline Jules

    Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker

    Out of My Mind by Sharon Creech

    11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

    Several poems and short stories.

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus

  • 09/15 to 12/15  14 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term 

    Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay 
    (5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
    (6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammar

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 5-6 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level II-A:

     On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

    Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus

  • 09/13 to 12/13  14 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term Location: Online2

    In How to Read A Book, Van Doren and Mortimer talk about four main levels of reading: elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, and syntopical reading.

    Analytical reading goes beyond elementary reading (putting sounds and words together to discover surface-level meaning) and inspectional reading (systematic skimming and superficial reading) to the point where the student begins to understand the book and the author's views on the subject.  From this point, the students will be better able to tackle the syntopic reading skills that will enable them to thrive in higher levels of academia.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Practice Elementary Reading
    (2) Learn Inspectional Reading (systematic skimming, superficial reading)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (classifying, summarizing, relating the part to whole and vice versa, and defining the problem that the author has articulated)
    (4) Write critical analysis essays
    (5) Build up vocabulary through the readings and exercises
    (6) Develop a unique, critical essay writing style with logical structure and correct grammar.

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 7-9 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level III-A: 
    (1) Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang
    (2) excerpts from Mindset, by Carol Dweck
    (3) Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
    (4) Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt
    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    We will also draw from these Additional Text Books (pdfs provided):
    (1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines.
    (2) A Short Guide to Writing about Literature (12th Edition)
    (3) Reading the World: Contemporary Literature from Around the Globe by Plc 
    (4) A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus (essays)

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus

  • 09/10 to 12/18  14 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm $280/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online19

    This course focuses on building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2. This level has a special focus on writing sentences.

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced Kindergarten students and on-level grade 1 & 2 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    An example guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What was the best thing that happened over winter vacation? 2. Who was there? 3. Where was it? 4. When did it happen? 5. What happened first? 6. What happened next? 7. What happened last? 8. Complete the sentence: It was the best because ___________.

    A child who follows these prompts easily learns the importance of answering the questions who, when, and where, as well as including a sequence of events and a closing that relates to the main idea. When they draft their paragraph on a new piece of paper, they have a complex and complete paragraph. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 1A
    Writing Workshop Grades K-3

    Writing Workshop Grades K-3

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm $560/term No class on Nov 24Location: Online19

    Level 2 focuses on writing well-developed paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with well-chosen details.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 2 and 3. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 2 students and on-level grade 3 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to happily and confidently write multiple, related paragraphs, they will move on to Level 3.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 2, instead of asking a child to write a paragraph describing a place, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. Imagine you are there. What do you see? 2. What do you hear? 3. What do you smell? 4. What could you eat? 5. What kind of textures could you feel? 6. What kind of mood are the people in? 7. What are most of the people doing?

    A child who follows these prompts learns to include 5 senses in their descriptions as well as emotions and activities. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 2A
    Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & fiction Writing

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $420/term No class on Nov 27Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 2 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    Level 2 focuses on writing well-developed paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with well-chosen details.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 2 and 3. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 2 students and on-level grade 3 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to happily and confidently write multiple, related paragraphs, they will move on to Level 3.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 2A
    Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing Grade 2

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/14 to 12/18  14 Classes Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm $420/term Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 3 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Writing Level 3 focuses on writing three related paragraphs on one topic.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 3 and 4. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 3 students and on-level grade 4 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to develop multiple organizational structures, they will move on to Level 4.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 3, instead of asking a child to write about themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order. 

    A child who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn specific ending strategies, such as closing with feelings.  

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 3A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 3 (full year curriculum)

    Grammar Workshop, Tools for Writing image

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 3 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Writing Level 3 focuses on writing three related paragraphs on one topic.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 3 and 4. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 3 students and on-level grade 4 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to develop multiple organizational structures, they will move on to Level 4.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 3, instead of asking a child to write about themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order. 

    A child who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn specific ending strategies, such as closing with feelings.  

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 3A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 3 (full year curriculum)

    Grammar Workshop, Tools for Writing image

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/16 to 12/23  14 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online19

    Level 4 focuses on creating coherent, complete writing that is well developed with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 4 and 5. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-4 students and on-level grade 5 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student has achieved some facility with a variety of organizational structures, they will move on to Level 5. 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 4, instead of asking a child to write an essay introducing themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order. 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn the strategy of closing with feelings.

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 4A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (full year curriculum)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/13 to 12/18  14 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 4 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 4 focuses on creating coherent, complete writing that is well developed with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 4 and 5. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-4 students and on-level grade 5 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student has achieved some facility with a variety of organizational structures, they will move on to Level 5. 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 4, instead of asking a child to write an essay introducing themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order. 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn the strategy of closing with feelings.

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 4A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (full year curriculum)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/14 to 12/21  15 Classes Tuesday 5:15pm-6:45pm $560/term 

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 4 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 4 focuses on creating coherent, complete writing that is well developed with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 4 and 5. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-4 students and on-level grade 5 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student has achieved some facility with a variety of organizational structures, they will move on to Level 5. 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 4, instead of asking a child to write an essay introducing themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order. 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn the strategy of closing with feelings.

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 4A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (full year curriculum)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 5 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 5 introduces research.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 5 and 6. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 5 students and on-level grade 6 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to write extensive papers and write in test-taking conditions they will move on to Level 6.

    Our "skill-based" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so they gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 5, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What are three adjectives that describe you? Write two synonyms for each adjective, then circle the best descriptive word. 2. Give evidence (reasons or examples) to support each of the adjectives you chose. 3. What past experiences have contributed to making you who you are? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to use a thesaurus, provide support for general statements, describe cause and effect relationships, and make classifications and generalizations. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 5A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (full year curriculum)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/16 to 12/23  14 Classes Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 5 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 5 introduces research.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 5 and 6. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 5 students and on-level grade 6 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to write extensive papers and write in test-taking conditions they will move on to Level 6.

    Our "skill-based" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so they gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 5, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What are three adjectives that describe you? Write two synonyms for each adjective, then circle the best descriptive word. 2. Give evidence (reasons or examples) to support each of the adjectives you chose. 3. What past experiences have contributed to making you who you are? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to use a thesaurus, provide support for general statements, describe cause and effect relationships, and make classifications and generalizations. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 5A
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (full year curriculum)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/10 to 12/18  14 Classes Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 6/7 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students learn skills such as topic testing, effective searches, and source evaluation. 

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-6 students and on-level grade 7 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 6/7A
    Grammar for Writing 7 (full year curriculum)

      

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 2:00pm-3:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27

    Level 7/8 supports students for academic success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students are encouraged to bring in real obstacles they are encountering in writing. Working together, we can overcome them.  

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-7 students and on-level grade 8 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! 

    Our "skill-based" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 7/8A
    Grammar for Writing 8 (Full year curriculum)

      

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 9:00am-10:30am $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online6

    This course is the step towards mastering the essay. You will be guided through the writing process, learning the essential components of the American high school and college essay. Topics include the various types of essays, the structure, and the development of paragraphs, topic sentences, thesis statements, supporting examples, grammar for academic writing, and vocabulary choices.

    By the end of this course, if you pay close attention and work hard enough, you will be able to write a short essay that has a clear and supported thesis, is logically organized, and follows the correct standards in mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling of American English.

    Each Essay Level and Grammar has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Essay 1A:
    1. Grammar for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach
    2. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

    We may also use the following textbooks as a reference in class:
    1. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide by Laurie G. Kirszner (Author), Stephen R. Mandell (Author)
    2. Developmental Exercises for A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker (Author), Wanda Van Goor (Author)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also borrow a hard copy of the textbooks from Sunshine whenever it's still available.

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/18 to 12/18  13 Classes Saturday 4:00pm-5:30pm $490/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online7

    MS Creative Writing: Focusing on Submissions for Publication and Contests

    Debby Dodds

    As a creative writing teacher for twenty-five years and an award-winning published author, as well as an SAT/ACT/GRE coach and college admissions specialist, I’ve long been aware of how much professionals at the most competitive colleges value incoming students that are not merely proficient in STEM skills, but who can also write and communicate clearly. Moreover, right-brained, creative thinking also commands great appreciation.

    With almost every college going test-optional for this year and beyond, it is imperative to have a strong resume, essay, and portfolio when applying. Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and many other colleges have spokespeople who have asserted that 2021 will be a much different process and admissions will focus on other criteria than test scores and GPA. Students will need any and every extracurricular activity they can to show they’ve used this time productively as so many activities have been canceled, standardized tests have been suspended, and many schools will not provide GPAs.

    To this end, this class will not merely focus on strengthening creative writing skills but it will also provide guidance about where students can submit their work for contests and publications. I’ve had students submit and win many contests and many have had professional publication credits before graduating from high school including Scholastic Awards, Willamette Writer Awards, NY Times Essay Contests, Letters About Literature, best-selling anthologies, and many more.

    Instructor: Debby Dodds

  • 09/13 to 12/22  28 Classes Monday.Wednesday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24 and Dec 8Location: Online8

    Math Level 1-A Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 1A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (1A & 1B for Level 1) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students starting 1st grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 1A and then finish 1B in the second term of the school year. Students who finish the 1A math in the Summer break may start with level 1B at the beginning of the school year. 

    If the 1st-grade student is starting 1A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 1B in the coming Summer to catch up.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1A test for this class to find out whether your child fits in 1A or should go next level of 1B.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Kylie McAllister

  • 09/13 to 12/22  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov 24 and Dec 8Location: Online8

    Math Level 1-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 1B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (1A & 1B for Level 1) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students in 1st grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 1B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 1A math with a 1A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 1B.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 1B.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Kylie McAllister

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online8

    Math Level 2-A Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 2A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (2A & 2B for Level 2) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students starting 2nd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 2A and then finish 2B in the second term of the school year. Students who finish the 2A math in the Summer break may start with level 2B at the beginning of the school year. 

    If the 2nd-grade student is starting 2A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 2B in the coming Summer to catch up.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 2A.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Kylie McAllister

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online12

    Math Level 3-A Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 3A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (3A & 3B for Level 3) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students starting 3rd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 3A and then finish 3B in the second term of the school year. Students who complete the 3A math in the Summer break may start with level 3B at the beginning of the school year.

    If the 3rd-grade student is starting 3A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 3B in the coming Summer to catch up.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 2B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 3A.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Heather Noe

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online5

    Math Level 3-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    In the Winter/Spring term, this class will help studnets to prepare for the ITBS math. We add ITBS math practice tests after spring break to help studnets to prepare for the ITBS math test in the coming Fall term.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 3B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (3A & 3B for Level 3) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students in 3rd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 3B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 3A math with a 3A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 3B.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 3A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 3B.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/14 to 12/23  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Oct 21 & Nov 25Location: Online12

    Math Level 4-A Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 4A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (4A & 4B for Level 4) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students starting 4th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 4A and then finish 4B in the second term of the school year. Students who complete the 4A math in the Summer break may start with level 4B at the beginning of the school year.

    If the 4th-grade student is starting 4A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 4B in the coming Summer to catch up.

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 3B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 4A.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Heather Noe

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online12

    Math Level 4-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives and prepare students for the ITBS Math test with the fundamental skills. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 4B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (4A & 4B for Level 4) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students in 4th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 4B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 4A math with a 4A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 4B.

    We strongly recommend the 4th-grade students who have finished math level 4B in the school year to learn the math level 5A in the coming Summer. The math level 5A class will further deepen students' math knowledge for the coming ITBS Math test in 5th grade, which is a critical test to qualify for the SUMMA program in middle school. 

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 4A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 4B.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Heather Noe

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online3

    Math Level 5-A Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 5A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (5A & 5B for Level 5) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems.

    Students starting 5th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 5A and then finish 5B in the second term of the school year. Students who complete the 5A math in the Summer break may start with level 5B at the beginning of the school year.

    Students who have finished the math level 5A or 5B with a final test score of 85% above should be able to start PreAlgebra to learn more advanced math for the coming middle school math placement test. Middle school math placement test is usually given to the 6th grade at the beginning of the school year, which is even more critical than the SUMMA tests.

    Students who have finished math level 5A should be able to start with F1: Number to Algebra (middle school math 6/7), and students who have finished math level 5B should be able to start with F2: PreAlgebra (middle school math 7/8)

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 4B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 5A.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Jerod Michel

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online3

    Math Level 5-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.

    This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 5B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (5A & 5B for Level 5) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students in 5th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 5B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 5A math with a 5A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 5B.

    Students who have finished the math level 5A or 5B with a final test score of 85% above should be able to start PreAlgebra to learn more advanced math for the coming middle school math placement test. Middle school math placement test is usually given to the 6th grade at the beginning of the school year, which is even more critical than the SUMMA tests.

    Students who have finished math level 5A should be able to start with F1: Number to Algebra (middle school math 6/7), and students who have finished math level 5B should be able to start with F2: PreAlgebra (middle school math 7/8)

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 5A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 5B.  It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program. 

    Instructor: Jerod Michel

  • 09/10 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Oct 22 & Nov 26Location: Online15

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.

    The goal of this course is to solidify students' math knowledge before taking the Algebra 1 class. The class aligns with Middle School 7/8 Math. The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete.

    PreAlgebra A takes 14 weeks (usually Fall term) to complete. After this course, students can register for PreAlgebra B, which takes about 20 weeks to finish (usually Winter/Spring term).

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: Pre-Algebra

    PreAlgebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec. 

    Chapter 1 - Principles of Algebra

    Chapter 2 - Rational Numbers

    Chapter 3 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots

    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 6 - Percents

    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions

    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry

    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 11 - Data, Statistics, and Probability

    Chapter 12 - Polynomials

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Leah Hoff;  Shalika Arora

  • 11/18 to 12/16  8 Classes Tuesday, Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $240/term No class on Nov 25Location: Online15

    This PreAlgebra course is starting late for 5th graders who just finished the SUMMA tests to have a chance to start PreAlgebra. The class will finish about 3 chapters before Christmas and then continue in Winter/Spring term. The full curriculum of PreAlgebra will be finished by Jun.

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.

    The goal of this course is to solidify students' math knowledge before taking the Algebra 1 class. The class aligns with Middle School 7/8 Math. The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete.

    PreAlgebra A takes 14 weeks (usually Fall term) to complete. After this course, students can register for PreAlgebra B, which takes about 20 weeks to finish (usually Winter/Spring term).

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: Pre-Algebra

    PreAlgebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec. 

    Chapter 1 - Principles of Algebra

    Chapter 2 - Rational Numbers

    Chapter 3 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots

    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 6 - Percents

    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions

    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry

    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 11 - Data, Statistics, and Probability

    Chapter 12 - Polynomials

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Shalika Arora;  Shawn Preston

  • 09/10 to 12/18  28 Classes Monday,Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm $560/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online15

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.

    The goal of this course is to learn and solidify students' Algebra 1 knowledge before taking the Geometry class. The full course F3: Algebra 1 takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. F3: Algebra 1-A takes one semester (usually in the fall term) to complete. After this course, students should progress to F3: Algebra 1-B (usually in the winter/spring term) to complete the full course of F3: Algebra 1.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Algebra 1 - Algebra Textbook - Brightstorm

    Holt Mathematics California Algebra 1, Student Edition

    F3: Algebra 1-A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec. 

    Chapter 1 - Foundations of Algebra

    Chapter 2 - Equations

    Chapter 3 - Inequalities

    Chapter 4 - Functions 

    Chapter 5 - Linear Functions

    F3: Algebra 1-B starts from Chapter 6 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 6 - Systems of Equations and Inequalities 

    Chapter 7 - Exponents and Polynomials

    Chapter 8 - Factoring Polynomials

    Chapter 9 - Quadratic Functions and Equations

    Chapter 10 - Rational Functions and Equations

    Chapter 11 - Radical and Exponential Functions

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Jerod Michel

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 3:00pm-4:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online8

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to geometry and related concepts.

    The goal of this course is to solidify students' Geometry knowledge before taking the Algebra 2 class. The full course F4: Geometry takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. F4: Geometry A takes one semester (usually in the fall semester) to complete. After this course, students should progress to F4: Geometry B (usually in the winter/spring term) to complete the full course of F4: Geometry.  

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California Geometry, Student Edition

    F4: Geometry A covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.

    Chapter 1 - Foundations for Geometry

    Chapter 2 - Geometry Reasoning

    Chapter 3 - Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

    Chapter 4 - Triangle Congruence

    Chapter 5 - Properties and Attributes of Triangles

    F4: Geometry B covers Chapters 6-12 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 6 - Polygons and Quadrilaterals

    Chapter 7 - Similarity

    Chapter 8 - Right Triangles and Trigonometry

    Chapter 9 - Extending Perimeter, Circumference, and Area

    Chapter 10 - Spatial Reasoning

    Chapter 11 - Circles

    Chapter 12 - Extending Transformational Geometry

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Yunhan Duan

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online8

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts. 

    The full course of F5: Algebra II takes 2 semesters of one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. F5: Algebra II A takes one semester (usually in the fall term). After this course, students should progress to F5: Algebra II B, which will be the second half of the course. Students who successfully complete F5: Algebra II course are ready to take the F6: PreCalculus course or take the SAT math test preparation

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California Algebra 2, Student Edition

    F5: Algebra II A covers Chapters 1 to 6 from Sep to Dec.

    Chapter 1 - Foundations For Functions

    Chapter 2 - Linear Functions

    Chapter 3 - Linear Systems

    Chapter 4 - Matrices

    Chapter 5 - Quadratic Functions

    Chapter 6 - Polynomial Functions

    F5: Algebra II B covers Chapters 7-14 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 7 - Exponential And Logarithmic Functions

    Chapter 8 - Rational And Radical Functions

    Chapter 9 - Properties And Attributes Of Functions

    Chapter 10 - Conic Sections

    Chapter 11 - Probability And Statistics

    Chapter 12 - Sequences And Series

    Chapter 13 - Trigonometric Functions

    Chapter 14 - Trigonometric Graphs And Identities

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Yunhan Duan

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online7

    Pre-Calculus is one school year math curriculum that studies polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, with applications to problems in mathematics and the sciences. Successfully completing this course will prepare students for Chemistry, Physics, advanced math classes in high school, and the SAT Math Level 2 subject test.

    F6: PreCalculus A takes one semester (usually fall semester) to complete. After this course, students can register for F6: PreCalculus B, which will be the second half of the course.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics Precalculus

    The Fall term will cover Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec in 14 weeks.

    Chapter 1 - Functions and Their Graphs: Introduction to Library ...

    Chapter 2 - Polynomial and Rational Functions

    Chapter 3 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

    Chapter 4 - Trigonometric Functions

    Chapter 5 - Analytic Trigonometry

    The Spring term will cover Chapters 6 -11 from Jan-Jun in 20 weeks.

    Chapter 6 - Additional Topics in Trigonometry

    Chapter 7 - Linear System and Matrices

    Chapter 8 - Sequences, Series, and Probability

    Chapter 9 - Topics in Analytic Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions

    Chapter 11 - Limits and an Introduction to Calculus

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Joanne Rees

  • 09/21 to 12/21  26 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm $520/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online

    AP Calculus AB

    Calculus AB is designed to cover the equivalent of one semester of college calculus over the span of a year. Calculus AB covers derivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus.

    This class will take students through the topics covered in AP Calculus, including the following:

    •Limits and Properties
    •Differentiation: Slopes of Curves
    •Applications of Differentiation
    •Integration
    •Logarithmic / Exponential Functions
    •Differential Equations
    •Applications of Integration
    •Integration Techniques, L’Hopital’s Rule, and Improper Integrals
    •Infinite Series


    Textbooks:

    Calculus I with Precalculus 3rd Edition

    All class materials will be provided in ecopy via the class page before the class.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php



  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online18

    We teach the AGS I class using the Holt California Algebra I / Geometry curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the series that AGS I requires, with much more in-depth understanding. We also use the AGS I curriculum to ensure the class aligns with the required skills in AGS I.  

    Who will benefit from this class?

    • Students taking AGS I class in school but need more support to learn AGS I systematically with clear instruction and more in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to prepare for the skip-level math placement test for the following school year.

    Textbooks: (free to rent for the duration of the course)

    Algebra I / Geometry Holt California Edition; AGS I supportive material 

    AGS 1A will cover Modules 1 to 5 from Sept to Dec in 14 classes.

    Module 1: Sequences

    Module 2: Linear & Exponential Functions

    Module 3: Features of Functions

    Module 4: Equations & Inequalities

    Module 5: Systems of Equations & Inequalities

    AGS 1B will cover Modules 6-9 and Reviews from Jan-Jun in 20 classes.

    Review Modules 1-5

    Module 6: Transformations & Symmetry

    Module 7: Congruence, Construction & Proof

    Module 8: Connecting Algebra & Geometry

    Module 9: Modeling Data

    Review Modules 1-9

    Reference: Contents Comparison from AGS I to Algebra I, Geometry

    AGS I  Contents in Algebra I/Geometry
    Module 1: Sequences Chapter 1-6 in Algebra I
    Module 2: Linear & Exponential Functions
    Module 3: Features of Functions
    Module 4: Equations & Inequalities
    Module 5: Systems of Equations & Inequalities
    Module 6: Transformations & Symmetry Chapter 1 & 4 in Geometry
    Module 7: Congruence, Construction & Proof
    Module 8: Connecting Algebra & Geometry
    Module 9: Modeling Data Statistics in PreAlgebra and Algebra I

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Connor Nelson

  • 09/13 to 12/20  28 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online18

    AGS 2 is the full school year curriculum. This is the supportive/enhanced AGS II class taught in a different way. We are teaching AGS II at sunshine using the Holt California Algebra I / Geometry curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the sequence that AGS I requires, with much more in-depth understanding. We also use the AGS II curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS II.

    AGS 2A is the first course of AGS 2, which is usually scheduled in the Fall term. Students who finish this course should progress to AGS 2B course in the Winter/Spring term to complete the full course of AGS 2

    Who will benefit from this class?

    • Students who are taking AGS 2 at school but need more support to learn AGS 2 systematically with clear instruction and more in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skip-level math placement test for the next school year.

    Textbooks:

    Algebra I / Geometry Holt California Edition;

    AGS II supportive materials.

    Note: All class materials and books are offered in PDF files via the class page.

    Below are the topics in AGS II taught in the normal school year.

    AGS 2A covers Modules 1 to 4 from Sep to Dec in 14 weeks

    Module 1: Quadratic Functions

    Module 2: Structures of Expressions

    Module 3: Quadratic Equations

    Module 4: More Functions, More Features

    AGS 2B covers Modules 5-9 from Jan-Jun in 20 classes.

    Module 5: Geometric Figures

    Module 6: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Module 7: Circles from a Geometric Perspective

    Module 8: Circles and Other Conics

    Module 9: Probability

    Review Modules 1-9

    Reference: Contents and Comparison from AGS II to Algebra I, Geometry

    AGS II Contents in Algebra I/Geometry
    Module 1: Quadratic Functions Chapter 9, 10 in Algebra I & Piecewise Functions
    Module 2: Structures of Expressions
    Module 3: Quadratic Equations
    Module 4: More Functions, More Features
    Module 5: Geometric Figures Chapter 5-8 & 11 in Geometry
    Module 6: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry
    Module 7: Circles from a Geometric Perspective
    Module 8: Circles and Other Conics
    Module 9: Probability In PreAlgebra and some in Algebra II

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Connor Nelson

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online7

    AGS 3A is the first course of AGS 3, which is usually scheduled in the Fall term. 

    AGS 3 is the full school year curriculum. This is the supportive/enhanced AGS 3 class taught in a different way. We are teaching AGS 3 at sunshine using the Holt California Algebra 2 curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the sequence that AGS 3 requires, with much more in-depth understanding. We also use the AGS 3 curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS 3. Students who successfully finish this AGS 3/Algebra 2 course are ready to take the F5: PreCalculus or ready to prepare for the SAT math test. 

    Who will benefit from this class?

    • Students who are taking AGS 3 at school but need more support to learn AGS 3 systematically with clear instruction and more in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skip-level math placement test for the next school year.

    Textbooks:

    1. Holt Mathematics California Algebra 2, Student Edition
    2. AGS III Assessment tests from MVP

    AGS 3A covers Chapters 1 to 6 from Sept. to Dec.

    Chapter 1 - Foundations For Functions

    Chapter 2 - Linear Functions

    Chapter 3 - Linear Systems

    Chapter 4 - Matrices

    Chapter 5 - Quadratic Functions

    Chapter 6 - Polynomial Functions

    AGS 3B covers Chapters 7-14 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 7 - Exponential And Logarithmic Functions

    Chapter 8 - Rational And Radical Functions

    Chapter 9 - Properties And Attributes Of Functions

    Chapter 10 - Conic Sections

    Chapter 11 - Probability And Statistics

    Chapter 12 - Sequences And Series

    Chapter 13 - Trigonometric Functions

    Chapter 14 - Trigonometric Graphs And Identities

    The topics in AGS III align with Algebra 2 (see below). 

    AGS III Contents in Algebra II
    Module 1: Functions and Their Inverses Chapter 1-6 in Algebra II
    Module 2: Logarithmic Functions
    Module 3: Polynomial Functions
    Module 4: Rational Expressions and Functions
    Module 5: Modeling with Geometry Chapter 10 in Geometry
    Module 6: Modeling Periodic Behavior Chapter 7-12 in Algebra II
    Module 7: Trig. Functions Equations & Identities
    Module 8: Modeling with Functions
    Module 9: Statistics

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Joanne Rees

  • 09/23 to 12/21  24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 23 & 25

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 2A and 2B.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D. We have finished 2A book in Summer. This class will start from book 2B and then continue to 2C in the Fall term, with about 12-week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 2CD in the winter/spring to finish the 2C book and start with 2D...

    • Beast Academy 2A includes chapters on place value, comparing, and addition. 
    • Beast Academy 2B includes chapters on subtraction, expressions, and problem-solving.
    • Beast Academy 2C includes chapters on measurement, strategies, and odds and evens.
    • Beast Academy 2D includes chapters on big numbers, algorithms, and problem solving

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/22 to 12/18  24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 3:45pm-4:45pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24, 26Location: Online17

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 3A and 3B OR Beast Academy 2.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 3: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D for a one-year curriculum. We have finished the 3A book in Summer. This class will start from 3B and then continue to book 3C in the Fall term, with about 12-week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 3CD in the winter/spring to finish the 3C and 3D books.

    • BA Level 3A covers shapes, skip-counting, and perimeter, and area.
    • BA Level 3B covers multiplication and perfect squares.
    • BA Level 3C includes chapters on variables, division, and measurement.
    • BA Level 3D includes chapters on fractions, estimation, and area.

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/23 to 12/21  24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 23 & 25

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 4A and 4B OR Beast Academy 3.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 4: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D  for a one-year curriculum. We have finished the book 4A in Summer. This class will start from book 4B and then continue to book 4C in the Fall term, with about 12-week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 4CD in the winter/spring to finish the 4C and 4D book.

    • Beast Academy 4A covers shapes, multiplication, and exponents
    • Beast Academy 4B covers counting, division, and logic.
    • Beast Academy 4C covers factors, fractions, and integers
    • Beast Academy 4D covers fractions, decimals, and probability

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/22 to 12/18  24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov. 24,26Location: Online17

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 4A and 4B OR Beast Academy 3.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 4: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D  for a one-year curriculum. We have finished the book 4A in Summer. This class will start from book 4B and then continue to book 4C in the Fall term, with about 12-week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 4CD in the winter/spring to finish the 4C and 4D book.

    • Beast Academy 4A covers shapes, multiplication, and exponents
    • Beast Academy 4B covers counting, division, and logic.
    • Beast Academy 4C covers factors, fractions, and integers
    • Beast Academy 4D covers fractions, decimals, and probability

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/23 to 12/21  24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm $560/term No classes on Nov. 23 & 25

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 5A OR Beast Academy 4.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 5: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. We have finished the 5A book in Summer. This class will start from the book 5B and then continues to 5C as much as we can in the Fall term. After completion of this course, the class will continue to Winter/Spring term to finish the book 5C and 5D.

    • Beast Academy 5A covers solids, integers, and expressions/equations
    • Beast Academy 5B covers statistics, factors&multiples, and fractions
    • Beast Academy 5C covers sequences, ratios/rates, and decimals
    • Beast Academy 5D covers percents, square roots, and exponents

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/25 to 12/20  24 Classes Monday 6:15pm-7:15pm,Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm $560/term No classes on Nov. 22 & 27

    Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 5A OR Beast Academy 4.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 5: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. We have finished the 5A book in Summer. This class will start from the book 5B and then continues to 5C as much as we can in the Fall term. After completion of this course, the class will continue to Winter/Spring term to finish the book 5C and 5D.

    • Beast Academy 5A covers solids, integers, and expressions/equations
    • Beast Academy 5B covers statistics, factors&multiples, and fractions
    • Beast Academy 5C covers sequences, ratios/rates, and decimals
    • Beast Academy 5D covers percents, square roots, and exponents

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).

    The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations. 

    The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on. 

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse

  • 09/22 to 12/18  24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 6:15pm-7:45pm $900/term No classes on Nov. 24,26

    AoPS curriculum enhances school-taught learning at the problem-solving and advanced levels. It is also the foundation of competition math. 

    This full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-June to complete.

    AOPS PreAlgebra A (Sept-December)

    Prealgebra A includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. We introduce beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.

    PreAlgebra B (January-June)

    Prealgebra B includes percents, square roots, exploration of geometric tools and strategies, topics of discrete mathematics and statistics, and a discussion of general problem-solving strategies.

    Prealgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problem-solving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8.

    Textbook:

    The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Angela Norse;  Leah Hoff

  • 09/23 to 12/16  24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm $600/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online16

    AoPS Intro to Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Algebra curriculum.

    Algebra A (fall term) starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 10.

    Algebra B (winter/spring term) starts from Chapter 11 and covers Chapters 11 to 22.

    Textbook: Introduction to Algebra

    The topics in this book include the following: Exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.

    The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.

    This book can serve as a complete Algebra I course, and also includes many concepts covered in Algebra II. Middle school students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, high school students preparing for the AMC, and other students seeking to master the fundamentals of algebra will find this book an instrumental part of their mathematics libraries.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/25 to 12/18  24 Classes Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm,Monday 4:30pm-5:30pm $600/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online16

    AoPS Intro to Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Algebra curriculum.

    Algebra A (fall term) starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 10.

    Algebra B (winter/spring term) starts from Chapter 11 and covers Chapters 11 to 22.

    Textbook: Introduction to Algebra

    The topics in this book include the following: Exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.

    The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.

    This book can serve as a complete Algebra I course, and also includes many concepts covered in Algebra II. Middle school students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, high school students preparing for the AMC, and other students seeking to master the fundamentals of algebra will find this book an instrumental part of their mathematics libraries.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/23 to 12/16  24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm $900/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online16

    AoPS Geometry is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Geometry curriculum.

    Geometry A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 9

    Geometry B starts from Chapter 10 and covers Chapters 10 to 19

    Textbook: Introduction to Geometry

    The topics in this book include the following: similar triangles, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, funky areas, power of a point, three-dimensional geometry, transformations, introductory trigonometry, and more.

    The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations of these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 900 problems.

    This book serves as a complete geometry course and is ideal for students who have mastered basic algebra, such as solving linear equations. Middle school students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, high school students preparing for the AMC, and other students seeking to master the fundamentals of geometry will find this book an instrumental part of their mathematics libraries.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/22 to 12/17  24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $900/term No class on Nov. 24, 26Location: Online16

    AoPS Intermediate Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Algebra II curriculum.

    Intermediate Algebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 9

    Intermediate Algebra B starts from Chapter 10 and covers Chapters 10 to 20

    Textbook: Intermediate Algebra

    The topics in this book include the following: advanced quadratics, polynomials, conics, general functions, logarithms, clever factorizations and substitutions, systems of equations, sequences, and series, symmetric sums, advanced factoring methods, classical inequalities, functional equations, and more.

    This comprehensive textbook is the follow-up to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. It covers Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus, as well as advanced topics such as problem-solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm $600/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online15

    AoPS Pre-calculus is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Pre-calculus curriculum.

    Precalculus covers trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. It includes nearly 1000 problems, ranging from routine exercises to extremely challenging problems drawn from major mathematics competitions such as the American Invitational Mathematics Exam and the USA Mathematical Olympiad.

    We will also add some AMC 10/AMC 12 practice tests as homework to help students to prepare for the upcoming AMC exams in January and February. 

    This class typically follows the Intermediate Algebra course. Students should have completed an honors Algebra 2 or an equivalent course before considering this class.

    PreCalculus A covers Chapters 1-5 in the Fall term.

    PreCalculus A covers Chapters 6-13 in Winter/Spring term.

    Textbook: AoPS PreCalculus

    Art of Problem Solving Precalculus Textbook and Solutions Manual 2-Book Set

    To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php

    Instructor: Joanne Rees

  • 10/02 to 12/20  11 Classes Saturday 5:00pm-6:10pm $300/term No class on Nov 27Location: Online

    This Math Competition class for grades 4-6 will focus on learning and practicing problem-solving skills with the materials from all the following 3 contests. Students enrolled in this class will be invited to the online adaptive learning system for the Math League contest.

    Math Olympiad stimulates enthusiasm and a love for mathematics. It teaches strategies for problem-solving and developing mathematical flexibility in solving problems. 

    Math League expands on basic math concepts taught in schools by using more challenging questions and word problems, requiring students to use critical thinking to complete each question accurately and in a timely manner.  All questions must be finished in the allotted time, and due to this constraint, the course focuses on practical strategies to quickly and accurately answer these types of questions.

    Math Kangaroo is a great way to introduce elementary school students to the world of competitive math. It is an interactive, prize-based competition consisting of puzzles and logic-type problems. Math Kangaroo is open to students in grades 1 - 12; the competition offers 24 problems to be solved within 75 minutes for grades 1-5 and 30 questions for students in grades 5 and up. 

    Instructor: Jerod Michel

  • 09/22 to 12/17  24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm $600/term No class on Nov 24,26Location: Online16

    MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. It provides engaging math programs to middle school students to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem-solving. This class mainly works on the school and regional level of MathCounts problems.

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year and for students in grades 8 and below.

    This class is designed to learn the common problem-solving strategies for both competitions and also working on the previous years of competition for practice.  By the end of the class, students will have been exposed to hundreds of MathCounts/AMC 8 test questions to help them to succeed.

    The focus of this class is on test-taking strategies and critical thinking skills. Most students have the basic knowledge they need to take the competition, so our philosophy is to help students in the other requirements of the competition, namely, accuracy and speed.  The test-taking strategies taught in this class will help students not only in the competitions but also in the future for taking other tests inside and outside of school (such as the SAT and ACT).

    Prerequisites: Students have completed AGS I or Algebra I. For great achievements in the competitions, students find that AoPS Algebra class helps a lot along with this competition class.

    Note: The class materials used for this class are not repeated in 2 years. So students may join this class multiple times in 2 years to refine their competition skills.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/23 to 12/16  24 Classes Tuesday, Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm $600/term No class on Nov 25

    MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. It provides engaging math programs to middle school students to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem-solving. This class mainly works on the school and regional level of MathCounts problems.

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year and for students in grades 8 and below.

    This class is designed to learn the common problem-solving strategies for both competitions and also working on the previous years of competition for practice.  By the end of the class, students will have been exposed to hundreds of MathCounts/AMC 8 test questions to help them to succeed.

    The focus of this class is on test-taking strategies and critical thinking skills. Most students have the basic knowledge they need to take the competition, so our philosophy is to help students in the other requirements of the competition, namely, accuracy and speed.  The test-taking strategies taught in this class will help students not only in the competitions but also in the future for taking other tests inside and outside of school (such as the SAT and ACT).

    Prerequisites: Students have completed AGS I or Algebra I. For great achievements in the competitions, students find that AoPS Algebra class helps a lot along with this competition class.

    Note: The class materials used for this class are not repeated in 2 years. So students may join this class multiple times in 2 years to refine their competition skills.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/25 to 12/18  24 Classes Monday 6:00pm-7:00pm,Saturday 10:00am-11:00am $600/term No class on Nov 27

    MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. The four levels of MathCounts competitions are School, Regional, State, National, from easy to hard. This class is to prepare competitive students for the state and national level of MathCounts competition.

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February for students in grades 10 and below.

    This course uses many previously used AMC/MathCounts questions both for class and homework.  In addition, we use many supplemental questions taken from competition math textbooks that will be used for homework to further reinforce the strategies and concepts taught in class.  By the end of the course, students will be exposed to thousands of AMC/MathCounts test questions.

    The focus of this class is on test-taking strategies and critical thinking skills. Most students have the basic knowledge they need to take the competition, so our philosophy is to help students in the other requirements of the competition, namely, accuracy and speed.

    Prerequisites: Students have completed AGS II or Algebra I and Geometry. For great achievements in the competitions, students find that AoPS Algebra and Geometry class helps to build up the foundation along with this competition class.

    Note: The class materials used for this class are not repeated in 2 years. So students may join this class multiple times in 2 years to refine their competition skills.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 09/17 to 11/05  15 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm $300/term Location: Online11

    The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are nationwide tests administered by the Mathematical Association of America that qualify you for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Only those with top scores will be invited to take the AIME. The MAA recommends 9th and 10th graders take the AMC 10, and 11th and 12th graders take the AMC 12. You can take the AMC 10 and/or 12 multiple times.

    The AMC 10 and AMC 12 each have 25 questions. You have 75 minutes for the entire exam. Note that you don't need to get all of the questions right to get a qualifying score. You just have to do better than most of the other students taking the exam! Keep that in mind as you come up with a strategy for the test.

    You need to be in the top 5% of scorers on the AMC 12 or the top 2.5% of scorers on the AMC 10 to qualify, so the vast majority of people who take the AMC exams don't qualify. But, if you do qualify, you can take the American Invitation Mathematics Examination, or AIME.

    If you do well on the AIME, you can qualify for the US Mathematical Olympiad. The top scorers from that competition then have the opportunity to train to be on the US team that competes at the International Math Olympiad. (You can find more info on this process over at the Mathematical Association of American website .)

    It's a long process to get to the IMO, and very few students make it that far. But even just taking the AIME can set you apart in the college admissions process, especially if you are interested in engineering programs. Along with a high GPA and strong SAT/ACT scores, taking the AIME is a way to signal to colleges you have superior math and problem-solving skills.

    This course will help students to be more ready for do well on AMC 10/12 tests. We will use customized materials for different topics in the competition and also use many previously AMC 10/12 questions both in class and for homework.

    Instructor: Noah Walsh, 2021 IMO Gold Model Winner & Current MIT student.

    Instructor: Ram Goel

  • 09/14 to 12/21  28 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm $560/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online13

    Course Objective: This is a one-year, 34-lesson course for Middle school students who want to learn Chemistry in advance. Students who finish this course will be ready for Honor Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry courses in High School.

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or AGS 1

    This is a one-year curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.

    Course Plan for one school year:

    Middle School Chemistry A covers Chapters 1-7 in 14 weeks

    Chapter 1: Chemistry and Measurement

    Chapter 2: Matter

    Chapter 3: Formulas and Names of Compounds

    Chapter 4: Chemical Quantities

    Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions

    Chapter 6: Stoichiometry

    Chapter 7: Gases

    Middle School Chemistry B covers Chapters 8-19 in 20 weeks

    Chapter 8: Atomic Theory

    Chapter 9: Nuclear Chemistry

    Chapter 10: Electrons

    Chapter 11: Patterns in the Periodic Table

    Chapter 12: Bonding

    Chapter 13: Thermodynamics

    Chapter 14: Solids and Liquids

    Chapter 15: Solutions

    Chapter 16: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium

    Chapter 17: Acids and Bases

    Chapter 18: Electrochemistry

    Chapter 19: Organic Chemistry

    Text Books: 



  • 09/13 to 12/21  28 Classes Monday,Saturday 5:00pm-6:00pm $600/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online13

    Course Objective: This is a one year course for typical freshmen in high school to get ready to take the AP physics 1 and 2. The curriculum is corresponding to the first-year high school STEM physics. It's a great class for students who have learned advanced math therefore use math to solve complex and interesting real-world problems.

    (1) To build a solid conceptual understanding of physics.
    (2) To apply math skills to solve Physics problems.
    (3) To prepare students for AP/IB Physics classes in High School.

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Unit 1: Mechanics
    Chapter 2-3: Equilibrium and Linear Motion
    Chapter 4-6: Newton's Laws of Motion
    Chapter 7-9: Momentum and Energy
    Chapter 10-14: Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
    Chapter 15-16: Special Relativity

    Unit 2: Properties of Matter
    Chapter 17: Atomic Nature of Matter
    Chapter 18-20: Solids, Liquids, Gas

    Unit 3: Heat
    Chapter 21-23: Heat Transfer
    Chapter 24: Thermodynamics

    Unit 4: Sound and Light

    Chapter 25-27: Waves, Sound, Light
    Chapter 28-31: Color, Reflection, Lenses

    Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
    Chapter 32-35: Static and Current Electricity
    Chapter 36-37: Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

    Unit 6: Atomic and Nuclear Physics
    Chapter 38: The Atom and the Quantum
    Chapter 39: The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
    Chapter 40: Nuclear Fission and Fusion

    Text Books: (Free rental from Sunshine library)

    Conceptual Physics Book Cover

    The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.

    Instructor: Maggie Greenwood

  • 09/13 to 12/20  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday,Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm $900/term No class on Nov 12, 24 & 26Location: Online10

    This is a new class to teach AP Physics 1 in the Fall term. Students who finish AP Physics 1 may start AP Physics 2 in Winter/Spring term.

    Prerequisite: Algebra I/Basic Trigonometry or Algebra II 

    This is a one-year curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.

    This class is designed to support 8th/9th grade to learn to advance or support their school learning by making up gaps. It seeks to broaden students' horizons on a wide range of physics topics. Physics relies heavily on theories and experimentations that are highly quantitative to support conclusions.

    Accordingly, foundational knowledge of algebra is required to succeed in this course. For example, students will be required to find the slope and area under graphs. In addition to that, students should have a good handle on basic trigonometrical functions. In this course, students will learn about Mechanics, States of Matter, Waves and light, Electricity and magnetism and Modern physics.  Furthermore, students will be expected to construct and judge the validity of a logical argument, demonstrate effective oral and listening skills, use technology in a responsible manner.

    Textbook:
    Physics: Principles with Applications by Giancoli (AP Physics 1+2, Algebra based)

    Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition) - Standalone book 

    Note: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.

     

    Instructor: Andrew Sturm

  • 09/20 to 12/20  26 Classes Monday,Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm $900/term Location: Online11

    This is a new course to teach AP Physics Mechanics, with a focus to prepare for F=MA exam by practice on F=MA exam problems. The Course is designed to finish in one school year from Sep to May.

    Prerequisite: 
    1. Calculus (Easy version, could parallel taking it at Sunshine, text 503-915-2956 for detail)
    2. Have finished the Copceptual Physics Mechanics units
    3. Be motivated to work on F=MA problems.

    Textbooks:
    1. Customized teaching material in class
    2. 5th edition of Halliday, Resnick, and Krane’s Physics Volume 1
    3. Morin’s Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics
    4. Past years of F=MA exams

    Note: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.

    Reference Information:

    Our Teaching Philosophy: "Teaching Physics in the right way is hard, and finding the right teachers is even harder. Teaching formulas is very easy, but that does not help in understanding the concepts, and good physics is all about concepts. F=ma focuses a lot on conceptual depth."  

    The pathway to International Physics Olympiad:
    F=MA -> USA Physics Olympiad -> Physics Team -> IPhO

    Our Course Sequence to qualify for USA Physics Olympiad:
    1. PreAlgebra -> Introduction to Physics;
    2. Algebra1 -> Conceptual Physics, at least the mechanics units
    3. Algebra 1 plus Basic Trigonometry or Algebra2 -> AP Physics 1+2 plus F=MA practice;
    4. Calculus (Easy version is ok)-> AP Physics C Mechanics plus more F=MA Practice

    Instructor: Purushottam Goel

  • 09/10 to 12/18  14 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm $280/term No class on Nov. 26

    In this class, we will introduce some basic but vital programming concepts to the students using the web browser program Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/). Scratch is a programming language in an Online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world.

    As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. In this class, we will be constructing games which will help the students become interested in the principles at play. Emphasis will be placed on key programming concepts, such as variables, loops, conditions (if x happens, then y will happen), and arithmetic. By the end of the term, students will have completed a shareable project that reflects the concepts they have learned.

    Scratch Projects links made by students in the spring sessions:

    (You can copy the URL and paste it in your browser to see these projects)

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/402200881/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/404230990/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/381499059/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/395532734/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/380460060/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/382241287/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/401472421/

    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/395532734/

    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/13 to 12/13  14 Classes Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm $420/term 

     

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming beginner-A class or who already have at least one term of formal Python Programming training. Students who have very good programming skills with another language such as Java or c++ may also join this class to transfer to Python.

     Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. In Python II, we will learn using functions and modules to organize programs, using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data, debugging, building graphical interfaces, etc. We will develop several small games or some applications which may automate some boring stuff in our life using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.

    This class includes following things:

    • Introduction to different types of loops.
    • Programming based on FOR loops and While Loop.
    • Introduction to sequence data types: Lists, Tuples, Sets, Dictionaries
    • Programming on lists.
    • Introduction to turtle modules and turtle programming.
    • Turtle programming projects

    Projects:

    • Building Grade calculator
    • Making HELLO WORLD projects using Turtle Graphics.
    • Making Various shapes using Turtle graphics
    • Building Turtle CAR
    • Turtle Race game
    Instructor: Shalika Arora;  Shawn Preston

  • 09/14 to 12/14  14 Classes Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm $420/term 

    This class is for students with no programming experience and who want to choose Python as their first programming language to learn.

    Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. This course is designed for all ages who want to learn to program with Python. We will learn the basics such as installing and running Python, variables, strings, and text, interacting with users, conditions, and logic, etc. We will develop several small games using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.

    This class includes the following Python Language Skills:

    • Introduction to programming languages.
    • How to install Python?
    • Introduction to Python IDLE environment
    • Programming at Prompt >>>
    • Introduction to different operators +,-,*,/,% and doing simple calculations on prompts
    • Variables and different types of data types.
    • Strings and indexing and slicing on strings.
    • Introduction to different types of string functions
    • Different types of operators like arithmetical, comparison, and Boolean operators
    • Conditional programming and using different types of IF statements in Python.
    • Introduction to math modules and using various string and mathematical functions.
    • Creating simple mathematical and conditional programs.

    Projects:

    • Building 4 function calculator
    • Building area calculator
    • Building text-based adventure game
    Instructor: Shalika Arora;  Shawn Preston

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 2:45pm-4:15pm $420/term No class on Nov 27

     

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming beginner-A class or who already have at least one term of formal Python Programming training. Students who have very good programming skills with another language such as Java or c++ may also join this class to transfer to Python.

     Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. In Python II, we will learn using functions and modules to organize programs, using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data, debugging, building graphical interfaces, etc. We will develop several small games or some applications which may automate some boring stuff in our life using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.

    This class includes following things:

    • Introduction to different types of loops.
    • Programming based on FOR loops and While Loop.
    • Introduction to sequence data types: Lists, Tuples, Sets, Dictionaries
    • Programming on lists.
    • Introduction to turtle modules and turtle programming.
    • Turtle programming projects

    Projects:

    • Building Grade calculator
    • Making HELLO WORLD projects using Turtle Graphics.
    • Making Various shapes using Turtle graphics
    • Building Turtle CAR
    • Turtle Race game
    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/18 to 12/18  13 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27

    This class is for students who have finished a one-year Python programming beginner Course.

    Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra and Python beginner course

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. This course is designed for all ages who want to learn to program with Python.

     

    This class includes the following Python Language Skills:

    • Programming based on conditions,loops,lists and dictionaries.
    • Programming based on lists,conditions,logics.
    • Complex programming.
    • Functional programming
    • Introduction to different types of arguments in functions.
    • Using Functions and modules in programming.

    Projects:

    • Building Grades Calculator
    • Building Ping Pong Calculator
    • Making Rock Paper Scissor games.
    • Making Fireworks/different types of spirals projects using Turtle Graphics.
    • Making Various shapes using Turtle graphics
    • Building Rainbow Turtles using Turtle graphics
    • Generate Grocery-Bill using Lists
    Instructor: Shalika Arora;  Shawn Preston

  • 09/16 to 12/23  14 Classes Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online5

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming Junior-A class. 

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. In Python II, we will learn using functions and modules to organize programs, using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data, debugging, building graphical interfaces, etc. We will develop several small games or some applications which may automate some boring stuff in our life using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.

    This class includes following things:

    • Complex programming
    • Functional Programming
    • Exceptional Handling
    • Recursive Functions
    • OOPS Concepts like classes and Objects.
    • Working with classes and Inheritance.
    • Introduction to Tkinter modules
    • File Handling
    • Introduction to permutations and combinations using itertools modules
    • Introduction to arrays and Numpy library.
    • Complex turtle programming projects
    • Introduction to Pycharm and game development framework.

    Projects:

    • Making Games with graphics
    • Email validation
    • Phone number validation.
    • Tic-Toe-Game
    • Will design more projects according to students' interests

     

     

     

     

    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/18 to 12/18  13 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:00pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online5

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming Junior-B class or have similar Python programming skills.

    Python is a widely-used programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. 

    This class will reinforce and deepen your Python programming skills learned in Junior-A and Junior-B courses by working on more projects with different Python libraries. This class will also introduce students to basic sorting and searching algorithms.

     This class will work on the programming problems from the ACSL (American Computer Science League) Junior level programming contest. Students will refine and improve their Python programming skills through hands-on projects.

    ACSL ( American Computer Science League) Junior Competition details can be found here:

    https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials

    This class includes the following things:

    • Working with files. Reading and writing from files
    • Introduction to array and NumPy modules.
    • Programming based on single-dimensional and multi-dimensional arrays.
    • Introduction to data structures and algorithms.
    • Introduction to Number systems algorithms and implementations in Python.
    • Strings programming (Palindrome strings algorithms)
    • Basics algorithms Linear search and Binary Search algorithms.
    • Basics sorting algorithms.
    • ACSL junior Contest problems
    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/15 to 12/22  14 Classes Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm $280/term No class on Nov. 24

    ACSL Computer Contest Elementary Division

    American Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students. 

    This year ACSL elementary contest consists of non-programming problems. Four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30-minute, 5-question test each month.

    2021-2022 ACSL Contest includes 4 tests. The topics covered are: 

    Contest #1: Computer Number Systems

    Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation

    Contest #3: Boolean Algebra

    Contest #4: Graph Theory.

    Students will be given a 5-question test of questions on the given topic that encourages the use of strong problem-solving skills to get the correct answer.

    In this class, we will teach the Computer Number Systems for test 1 and get students ready for the No. 1 of the contest which is on Nov 17, 2021

    In this class, we will also teach the Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notations for test 2 and get students ready for the No. 2 of the contest which is on Jan 21, 2021

    No prior programming experience is required to attend this training class. Students are expected to be good at fifth-grade math with good problem-solving skills.

     Here is the contest events detail and registration link:  

    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=46&course_category=30

    Instructor: Shalika Arora;  Shawn Preston

  • 09/18 to 12/18  13 Classes Saturday 6:00pm-7:00pm $280/term No class on Nov. 27

    American Computer Science League (ACSL http://www.acsl.org/ ) organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.

    Each contest round consists of two parts: a written section (short answer test) and a programming section. Written topics tested include "what does this program do?", digital electronics, Boolean algebra, computer numbering systems, recursive functions, data structures (primarily dealing with binary search trees, stacks, and queues), regular expressions,  bit string flicking, graph theory, and prefix/postfix/infix notation.

    Only Students from Grade 6 to Grade 9 are allowed to participate in the Junior Division.

    The Fall term will prepare for Contest-1 and Contest-2

    The Winter term will prepare for Contest-3, Contest-4 as well as the ACSL Finals competition.
    The first contest is scheduled for Nov 17, 2021

    Topics for Contest #1 covers the following areas:
    1. Computer Number Systems
    2. Recursive Functions
    3. What Does This Program Do? - Branching

    Topics for Contest #2 covers the following areas:
    1. Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
    2. Bit-String Flicking
    3. What Does This Program Do? - Looping

    Topics for Contest #3 covers the following areas:
    1. Boolean Algebra
    2. Data Structures
    3. What Does This Program Do? - Arrays

    Topics for Contest #4 covers the following areas:
    1. Graph Theory
    2. Digital Electronics
    3. What Does This Program Do? - Strings

    No prior programming experience is required to attend this training class. Students are expected to be proficient in Algebra 1 with good problem-solving skills.

    The above topics will be taught from a beginner level gradually progressing towards the level required to excel in the ACSL Junior Division competition.

    Finally, we have opened the registration for the 2021-2022 ACSL contests at Sunshine.

    Here are the contest events detail and registration link:  https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=46&course_category=30

    Instructor: Shalika Arora

  • 09/11 to 12/18  14 Classes Saturday 3:00pm-4:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online15

    Java Programming Language is one of the most popular programming languages particularly for client–server web applications. Java is high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is a general-purpose programming language intended to let programmers write once, run anywhere, meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation. Java applications are typically
    compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine regardless of the underlying computer architecture. 

    Fundamental of Java - AP Computer Science A Part 1:

    Topics to be covered:
    Unit 1: Primitive Types
    Unit 2: Using Objects
    Unit 3: Boolean Expressions and if Statements
    Unit 4: Iteration
    Unit 5: Writing Classes

     

    Note: Each class will follow a format: Computer science Concepts, Programming activity, Quiz. 

    Reference Information:
    College Board (collegeboard.org) AP Computer Science A Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2019
    https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/ap-computer-science-a-course-and-exam-description.pdf

     

    Instructor: Manjula Bhatia

  • 10/02 to 12/18  11 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:30pm $440/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online

    This class is to introduce students to the ACSL senior level programing problems and also USACO Bronze and Silver programming problems. 

    Students should already have solid programming skills either using Python, Java or C++. It's recommended to take the Introduction to Data Structure and Algorithms course too if you have not taken similar course before. 



  • 09/30 to 12/23  23 Classes Thursday,Saturday 5:00pm-6:00pm $560/term No class on Nov 25 & 27Location: Online10
  • 09/28 to 12/14  12 Classes Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $280/term No class on Sep 14 & Plus a half day in-person Chess tournament at Sunshine at the end of the term.Location: Online10

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class is for the beginner who has little to no experience with Chess but wants to learn. In this class, students will learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.

    Instructor: Sharath King Academy

  • 09/10 to 12/17  14 Classes Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm $280/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online4

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    This class will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns.
       The Summer session will start fresh, not just continue the 2020-2021 curriculum. We test the current skills for all students, integrate new students, and work on strategies and tactics for two main phases of the game. First we will all learn and practice a typical  chess opening. Second, we will focus on the key endgame patterns. This rewards pattern training and visualization skills.

    For the online classes, students will need to use a chess.com account in order to play chess during the class. Younger students can use ChessKid or other portals otherwise, but please have a regular chess.com account just for class. The instructor can observe all games at once. Another benefit from playing these games online is that the instructor can also comment on each student's games at some point during the course, and send those personal suggestions for improvement to the class.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 09/15 to 12/22  14 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $420/term No class on Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving breakLocation: Online4

    Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problem-solving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.

    The summer 2021 course builds on lessons from some great players. Active learning techniques will help students retain the lessons, and they can apply this method to learning from any master games on their own. Student play, ideally in at least 1-2 tournaments, even online, is strongly encouraged. It is important to test your skills, and student game review is another part of the curriculum. Thus we personalize the courses while seeking to illustrate how to apply strategic concepts in your games.

    Recommendation: Students who have a rating 900 or above.

    Instructor: Charles Schulien

  • 09/22 to 12/15  12 Classes Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm $450/term No class on Nov. 24

    These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.

    Additionally, students will learn the basics of drawing and coloring while having fun exploring different artistic forms, such as pencil and charcoal sketching, watercolor, acrylic painting, Chinese oil painting, pastel painting, and much more...

    Instructor: Tie Li

  • 09/22 to 12/22  13 Classes Wednesday 5:30pm-7:00pm $450/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.

    Additionally, this class will teach students to develop their ability to “see” the real world in creating fine drawings and quick sketches from life. It will introduce basic concepts of shape and form, volume, texture, values of shades, basic design, 1-3 prospective, basic color theory, and much more. The goal is to complete a piece of work in each class while furthering their interest and knowledge in the expression of fine art.

    Class supplies to prepare by students:
    1.  A Sketch book (9“x12” size is recommended)
    2. Color pencils or color markers.
    3. Later on will need some watercolors.

    Instructor: Tie Li

  • 09/25 to 11/27  10 Sessions Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm $420/term Location: Online6

    This is an 8-week complete review and test practice package for students who plan to take SAT tests.

    This package uses materials focused on the most complicated SAT topics and problems as well as more advanced test skills and time management strategies to optimize scores.  The package includes proctored tests that replicate the stress of the actual test.

    All class materials are offered in PDF files for free.  The hard copy of books may involve extra book fees.

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/25 to 11/27  10 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:00pm $420/term Location: Online

    This is an 8-weeks complete review and test practice package for students who plan to take SAT tests.

    This package is for students who want to further improve their SAT scores. This package uses materials focused on the most complicated SAT topics and problems as well as more advanced test skills and time management strategies to optimize scores.  The package includes proctored tests that replicate the stress of the actual test.

    All class materials are offered in PDF files for free.  The hard copy of books may involve extra book fees.
     
     


  • 09/25 to 12/18  12 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:10pm $420/term No class on Nov. 27Location: Online6

    This is a test prep class for students who want to prepare for the SSAT or HSPT test to apply for private high schools or talented search programs.

    The SSAT score is required by OES, Catlin Cable high school application or it can be used to qualify the talented search program such as Johns Hopkins for talented youth https://cty.jhu.edu/. SSAT tests usually are hosted by some local schools like OES, Catlin Cable. The tests are usually offered in December, January, and February.

    The HSPT test is similar to the SSAT test, which is used by the Christian High schools like Jesuit, St. Mary, or Valley Catholic. HSPT test is usually offered in January by the private school like Jesuit.

    This class will focus on Upper-level SSAT/HSPT Vocabulary/Reading/Writing/Essay test prep.

    Class Materials:

    We are using different class materials from multiple resources. The materials used in Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring terms are different and complement each other. All class materials will be provided by e-copy via the class page on your Sunshine account.

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 09/24 to 12/17  12 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:10pm $280/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online13

    This is a test prep class for students who want to prepare for the SSAT or HSPT test to apply for private high schools or talented search programs.

    The SSAT score is required by OES, Catlin Cable high school application or it can be used to qualify the talented search program such as Johns Hopkins for talented youth https://cty.jhu.edu/. SSAT tests usually are hosted by some local schools like OES, Catlin Cable. The tests are usually offered in December, January, and February.

    The HSPT test is similar to the SSAT test, which is used by the Christian High schools like Jesuit, St. Mary, or Valley Catholic. HSPT test is usually offered in January by the private school like Jesuit.

    This class will focus on Upper-level SSAT/HSPT Math test prep.

    Class Materials:

    We are using different class materials from multiple resources. The materials used in Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring terms are different and complement each other. All class materials will be provided by e-copy via the class page in your Sunshine account. 

    Instructor: Maggie Greenwood

  • 09/24 to 12/17  12 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $250/term Location: Online12

    This is the CogAt test fundamental training class for the current 2nd-graders to prepare for the test in 3rd grade. The current 2nd graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in the coming Fall. A student in K-3rd grade who scores with 97 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary School. A student in 5th-Grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child's academic aptitude. It is used to measure cognitive development among children and is often used to identify gifted children for admissions into gifted and talented programs across the United States.

    The goal of this class is to let students familiarize with the test format and improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by training. The verbal skills and some figure cognitive skills in the CogAt test may take more time to build up, which are the common weak areas for most students. 

    Each student in the class will get a test-readiness report at the end of the term.

    Instructor: Kimberly Balles

  • 09/10 to 10/29  8 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:30pm $250/term Location: Online19

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rd-grade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test.  The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.

    Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 97%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school. 

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/11 to 10/30  8 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $250/term 

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rd-grade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test.  The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.

    Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 97%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school. 

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/10 to 10/29  8 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $250/term Location: Online8

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 4th-grade students to qualify for the TAT/SUMMA program.  

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child's academic aptitude. It is used to measure cognitive development among children and is often used to identify gifted children for admissions into gifted and talented programs across the United States.

    The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the skills and 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on practice and strategies.

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.

    Instructor: Kylie McAllister

  • 09/11 to 10/30  8 Classes Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm $250/term Location: Online19

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 4th-grade students to qualify for the TAT/SUMMA program.  

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child's academic aptitude. It is used to measure cognitive development among children and is often used to identify gifted children for admissions into gifted and talented programs across the United States.

    The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the skills and 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on practice and strategies.

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/10 to 10/29  8 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $250/term Location: Online3

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5th-grade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall,  A student in K-3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.

    The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.

    The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.

    Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools. 

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account. 

    Instructor: Shawna Secor

  • 09/11 to 10/30  8 Classes Saturday 9:00am-10:30am $250/term Location: Online19

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5th-grade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall,  A student in K-3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.

    The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.

    The first 8-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.

    The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.

    Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools. 

    Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account. 

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 09/18 to 11/06  8 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:00pm $170/term Location: Online9

    This is a class for 4th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS reading test. Students may take the ITBS math/reading tests by recommendation at the beginning of November. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores in the 99 percentile in ITBS Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on SUMMA program at BSD schools, please reference this link: http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/file/TheBestWaytoSUMMA.pdf 

    This course will go through the comprehensive reading skills required by the ITBS reading test thoroughly. We have selected the course material from multiple leading resources and past ITBS tests. Students will also learn the best test strategies by engaging in multiple practice tests.

    If the test is done earlier in Fall, this class can be canceled or be transferred to the other advanced reading or writing class.

    You may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which have been done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".

    Instructor: Kimberly Balles

  • 09/11 to 10/30  8 Classes Saturday 2:30pm-4:00pm $170/term Location: Online12

    This is a class for 4th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS math test. Students may take the ITBS math/reading tests by recommendation at the beginning of November. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores in the 99 percentile in ITBS Math, together with a 97% in either the ITBS Reading or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please reference this link: http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/file/TheBestWaytoSUMMA.pdf 

    This course will go through the math skills required by the ITBS math test thoroughly. We have selected the course material from multiple leading resources and past ITBS tests. Students will also learn the best test strategies by engaging in multiple practice tests.

    You may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which have been done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".

    All class material will be provided in PDF file via the class page, plus our online tests with instant grading and reports.



  • 09/18 to 11/06  8 Classes Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm $170/term Location: Online9

    This is a class for 5th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS reading test. Students may take the ITBS math/reading tests by recommendation at the beginning of November. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores in the 99 percentile in ITBS Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on SUMMA program at BSD schools, please reference this link: http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/file/TheBestWaytoSUMMA.pdf 

    This course will go through the comprehensive reading skills required by the ITBS reading test thoroughly. We have selected the course material from multiple leading resources and past ITBS tests. Students will also learn the best test strategies by engaging in multiple practice tests.

    If the test is done earlier in Fall, this class can be canceled or be transferred to the other advanced reading or writing class.

    You may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which have been done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".

    Instructor: Kimberly Balles

  • 09/18 to 11/06  8 Classes Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm $170/term Location: Online9

    This is a class for 5th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS reading test. Students may take the ITBS math/reading tests by recommendation at the beginning of November. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores in the 99 percentile in ITBS Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on SUMMA program at BSD schools, please reference this link: http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/file/TheBestWaytoSUMMA.pdf 

    This course will go through the comprehensive reading skills required by the ITBS reading test thoroughly. We have selected the course material from multiple leading resources and past ITBS tests. Students will also learn the best test strategies by engaging in multiple practice tests.

    If the test is done earlier in Fall, this class can be canceled or be transferred to the other advanced reading or writing class.

    You may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which have been done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".

    Instructor: Kimberly Balles

  • 09/11 to 10/30  8 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $250/term Location: Online12

    This is a class for 5th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS math test. Students may take the ITBS math/reading tests by recommendation at the beginning of November. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores in the 99 percentile in ITBS Math, together with a 97% in either the ITBS Reading or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please reference this link: http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/file/TheBestWaytoSUMMA.pdf 

    This course will go through the math skills required by the ITBS math test thoroughly. We have selected the course material from multiple leading resources and past ITBS tests. Students will also learn the best test strategies by engaging in multiple practice tests.

    You may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which have been done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".

    All class material will be provided in PDF file via the class page, plus our online tests with instant grading and reports.



  • 12/15 to 12/15  1 test Friday 10:00am-12:00pm $0/test The test will be scheduled on Friday and monitored via zoom roomLocation: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 12/15 to 12/15  1 test Friday 10:00am-12:00pm $0/test The test will be scheduled on Friday and monitored via zoom roomLocation: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 11/10 to 11/10  1 Contest Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $20/exam Location: Online

    This exam is proctored by Sunshine via a zoom meeting which you should join the meeting via the "Join Class" button in your Sunshine account associated with your AMC 10A exam registration. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who joins the zoom meeting 10 minutes late.

    IMPORTANT:

    You may find the online test invitation on your class page once you register for the test. Please accept the online test invitation ASAP. You may access the practice tests offered by AOPS platform once you accept the invitation.

    Please ignore the paper test direction below.

    Thanks!

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.

    It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.

    Contest schedule at the day:

    8:30 am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately. 

    Obtain a supply of #2 pencils and unmarked scratch paper. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.

    8:45-10: 00 am Test time

    • Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
    • Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
    • The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
    • When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and sign their name in the space provided at the bottom of the answer sheet, and then turn in the answer sheets and competition booklets as quickly as possible.
    • The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets may be returned 24 hours after the competition period is over.

    Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     



  • 11/10 to 11/10  1 Contest Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $20/exam Location: Online

    This exam is proctored by Sunshine via a zoom meeting which you should join the meeting via the "Join Class" button in your Sunshine account associated with your AMC 12A exam registration. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who joins the zoom meeting 10 minutes late.

    IMPORTANT:

    You may find the online test invitation on your class page once you register for the test. Please accept the online test invitation ASAP. You may access the practice tests offered by AOPS platform once you accept the invitation.

    Please ignore the paper test direction below.

    Thanks!

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 12 and below.

    It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.

    Contest schedule at the day:

    8:30 am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately. 

    Obtain a supply of #2 pencils and unmarked scratch paper. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.

    8:45-10: 00 am Test time

    • Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
    • Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
    • The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
    • When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and sign their name in the space provided at the bottom of the answer sheet, and then turn in the answer sheets and competition booklets as quickly as possible.
    • The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets may be returned 24 hours after the competition period is over.

    Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     



  • 11/16 to 11/16  1 Contest Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $20/exam Location: Online

    This exam is proctored by Sunshine via a zoom meeting which you should join the meeting via the "Join Class" button in your Sunshine account associated with your AMC 10B exam registration. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who joins the zoom meeting 10 minutes late.

    IMPORTANT:

    You may find the online test invitation on your class page once you register for the test. Please accept the online test invitation ASAP. You may access the practice tests offered by AOPS platform once you accept the invitation.

    Please ignore the paper test direction below.

    Thanks!

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.

    It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.

    Contest schedule at the day:

    8:30 am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately. 

    Obtain a supply of #2 pencils and unmarked scratch paper. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.

    8:45-10: 00 am Test time

    • Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
    • Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
    • The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
    • When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and sign their name in the space provided at the bottom of the answer sheet, and then turn in the answer sheets and competition booklets as quickly as possible.
    • The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets may be returned 24 hours after the competition period is over.

    Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     



  • 11/16 to 11/16  1 Contest Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $20/exam Location: Online

    This exam is proctored by Sunshine via a zoom meeting which you should join the meeting via the "Join Class" button in your Sunshine account associated with your AMC 12B exam registration. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who joins the zoom meeting 10 minutes late.

    IMPORTANT:

    You may find the online test invitation on your class page once you register for the test. Please accept the online test invitation ASAP. You may access the practice tests offered by AOPS platform once you accept the invitation.

    Please ignore the paper test direction below.

    Thanks!

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.

    It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.

    Contest schedule at the day:

    8:30 am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately. 

    Obtain a supply of #2 pencils and unmarked scratch paper. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.

    8:45-10: 00 am Test time

    • Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
    • Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
    • The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
    • When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and sign their name in the space provided at the bottom of the answer sheet, and then turn in the answer sheets and competition booklets as quickly as possible.
    • The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets may be returned 24 hours after the competition period is over.

    Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     



  • 11/30 to 11/30  1 Event Tuesday 6:30pm-8:00pm $0/term Location: Rm 1

    We are excited to inform you of the grand opening of Willamette Valley Academy, a private school serving 5th grade through 6th grade students located in the heart of Bethany Village. Willamette Valley Academy is a school for those who are engaged in significant pursuits beyond the traditional school classroom. Our mission is to support motivated and talented students and give them the opportunity to be challenged. If your child has found success in Sunshine Elite Education, we are confident you will find success in Willamette Valley Academy.

    Willamette Valley Academy prioritizes small class sizes with a teacher and student ratio of 1:8. We value small class sizes to give us the ability to provide a personalized curriculum for your child. Willamette Valley Academy serves students who are looking for a more challenging and stimulating learning environment that goes beyond what public schools and SUMMA programs can provide. Our faculty members come from strong STEM backgrounds to ensure the content your child receives is rigorous and prepares them for high school advanced placement courses and beyond.

    As you consider options for middle schools for this upcoming school year, consider if the current public school will serve your child’s academic needs. Is your student receiving stimulating and challenging curriculum in their current learning environment? Are the class sizes sufficient for a personalized approach to teaching and learning? Willamette Valley Academy will provide this learning environment for your student to ensure they reach academic success.

    Our Virtual Open House will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 6:00 PM and our In-Person Open House will be held on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 PM.

    Instructor: Bianca Bebb

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