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Popular Classes

Choose from a variety of in-demand classes to keep students ages 8+ engaged this Fall!

Registration Starts August 25

3D Game Design with Unity

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

App Attack!

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer.

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class!  Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer.

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country!

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone!

*A webcam is required

Inventor’s League – Prototyping for the Future!

Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

JavaScript Developer Jam

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation.

Make Your First Video Game!

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Minecraft® Animators

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Minecraft® Designers

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends.

Minecraft® Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! 

Pokémon® Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite!

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokémon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Python Programmers

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA?  ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! ​

ROBLOX® Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. 

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Video Game Animation

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now - New

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course.

Young Authors

Children at this age have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. The goal is to show children just how much fun creative thinking can be if they let their imagination soar. Students will develop their own story from start to finish, ending with their own published soft cover book. Learn plot development, character creation, review literary techniques, and self-expression activities, including illustration, dialogue, and more.

YouTube® Content Creators

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

*A webcam is required

YouTube® FX Masters - New

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  

*A webcam is required

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CEO – Leadership & Finance

Learn the skills necessary to establish business projects step-by-step. Learn tools to establish and keep money, investment concepts, stocks opportunities, negotiation skills, banking relationships, and more.

Computers for the Workplace

An introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite. Enhance your child’s typing abilities. In this class, students will learn keyboarding, and basic formatting with Microsoft Word and basic graphs with Microsoft Excel. 

Creative Writer

Learn the mystery and beauty you can create from your own imagination. This course looks at types of poetry, fables, biography, and journal writing. Learn how to use tools to publish an e-book.

Graphic Design with Photoshop

Become a graphic designer and learn photo editing and composition skills using Photoshop. Practice with real-world examples, challenges, and thought-provoking assignments, and learn how to determine a client’s needs.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet application for both the business world and personal use. This course will teach you basic to advanced features of Excel. Whether you are new to Excel or an advanced user, this course will cover what you need to know to become an Excel power user.

Paralegal: Young Lawyer

This course provides an overview of the American judicial system focusing on the origins of American law and the litigation process.

Public Speaker: Dynamic Presentations

Be confident when speaking to others or alone! This course covers the skills needed for successful public speaking to get your point across. Easily develop a presentation using the features of PowerPoint.  Topics include: organizing your ideas, using built in templates and creating your own templates, importing photos, sound, animation, and tools.

SAT Prep - Math

Maximize your SAT score! Review the math skills presented in this standardized test, and learn tips, strategies and techniques. This is a must for any four-year college applicant.

SAT Prep – Writing and Verbal

Maximize your SAT score! Review the verbal skills presented in this standardized test, and learn tips, strategies and techniques. This is a must for any four-year college applicant. Enhance your writing skills and get ready for the Essay section of the SAT test.

Social Media Marketer

Connect with your audience like a Pro! Build your brand and increase exposure. Learn the fundamental skills in social media platforms and their uses. Create relevant content that engages the target audience with your marketing message, and plan and execute an effective social media marketing plan.

Spanish Immersion

Discover a dynamic approach to learn and immerse yourself in Spanish as a second language. Students will learn practical sentences and phrases for everyday life. Course also explores cultural views through fun activities and assignments.

Typing and Keyboarding

Learn to build on your accuracy and become a more efficient in typing.  No two-finger typing or hunting and pecking allowed!  Be guided through exercises that will improve your speed and agility with the keyboard.

Young Architect

Learn the basics of structurally sound architecture feats. Students will complete activities to uncover how buildings are made from conceptual draft to finished product. This course includes an overview of software used in the industry.

YouTuber with Digital Photography

Kickstart your video blogging career! Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of digital photography. Learn how to develop, maintain and promote your video blog. Learn the steps to take your idea from concept to reality using simple tools including your cell phone, and apps, and Windows Live Movie Maker. This hands-on class teaches you the elements of branding, finding your niche, step-by-step content development, and site set-up.

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Personal development is key to success in and out of the workplace. You can develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. By the time you finish this course, you will have developed a fulfilling career plan and will hold the skills to improve your interpersonal relationships.

Topics include:

  • Goal Setting and Creativity
  • Interpersonal Communication (Getting People to Listen and Listening to People Speak)
  • Written Communication
  • Becoming and Staying Organized
  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making
  • Time Management (Taking Control)
  • Stress Management (Is Stress Desirable?)
  • Risk Management (How Much Should You Take?)
  • Conflict Management (Should It Be Avoided?)
  • Financial Skills

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