D2 Center

D2 Center Summer 2016 Elective Credit Classes

by | May 3, 2016 | Career Navigator Program, D2 Center Courses, General

This summer we’re offering four opportunities to earn elective credits at the D2 Center. If you’re in need of electives, this is a great way to get caught up! Class sizes are small and students get one-on-one attention from our amazing staff of caring, Nebraska-certified teachers. *Please call 402-502-8534 to enroll.*

Careers and Community Engagement:  By appointment only

What does it take to get and keep a job? Students will:

— Learn job and career skills.

— Explore and select career options, identify educational and training pathways, create a resume, and develop soft skills needed to be successful in a career.

— Participate in field trips and career experiences in the community.

Call the D2 Center at 402-502-8534 for more information or to enroll.

Math Elective Credit: Math Lab open in June every Monday and Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m.

Students master the fundamentals of mathematics and beyond by using Khan Academy (online) in a math computer lab setting; a diagnostic test at the beginning of the class allows teachers to differentiate instruction, build on individual math skills, and provide 1:1 assistance.

Students who attend regularly and are approved by the teacher may complete up to a third of the hours online outside the classroom.

Better Family Health: Wednesday, June 29 – Monday, July 18 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays; no class Monday, July 4)

Students will:

— Study and actively participate in the seven pillars of health: water and hydration, sleep and rest, nutrition, exercise, coping with stress, life-long learning, and genetics.

— Research and discuss the eight dimensions of wellness and turn in a project focused on heart health, lung health, diabetes, cancer, obesity, allergies, or asthma.

Literacy and Life Skills:   Wednesday, July 20 – Friday, August 5 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekdays)

Students will:

— Self-select and read a variety of articles, books, short stories, plays, and poetry while completing extensive journaling.

— Learn how to outline, develop and write essays and an autobiographical essay.

— Study, explain, and participate in the Sixteen Habits of the Mind.

*Classes are for D2 Center students only. A D2 Center application must be completed before a student can be enrolled. A minimum of 45 hours of class time and the successful completion of all assignments and tests is required.

About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.