D2 Center

D2 Center Summer 2018 Elective Credit Classes

by | May 8, 2018 | D2 Center Courses, General, Updates

Are you behind in elective credits? This summer we’re offering two elective credit classes here at the D2 Center. 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, and make the most of your summer!*

Better Family Health: Monday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 18 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays; no class on July 4 or 5)

This class will actively promote the health and physical wellness of students and increase their health knowledge. The prevention of health-related illness and diseases will be emphasized. Students will:

  • Meet with a registered nurse and determine weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, and pulse.
  • Research, discuss, and actively participate in the Seven Pillars of Health and Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
  • Keep a food, water, and sleep journal and participate in daily exercise.
  • Be provided and be encouraged to eat healthy snacks and more fruits and vegetables.
  • Research, study and complete assignments to understand causes and prevention of heart disease, asthma, allergies, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stress, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Literacy and Life Skills: Friday, July 20 – Friday, August 3 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays)

Students will have the opportunity to self-select from a variety of novels and read a wide selection of short stories, plays, articles and poetry. Daily writing, field trips, and hands-on learning will also be implemented when students incorporate the Sixteen Habits of the Mind. Students will:

  • Use strategies and graphic organizers before, during, and after reading to aid in the construction and enhancement of meaning.
  • Identify and explain the significance of the essential literary elements of novels (i.e. character, setting, conflict, plot, climax, resolution, theme, tone, and point of view).
  • Respond in discussions and in writing to works of fiction, non-fiction, and diverse cultural perspectives by using personal, literal, interpretative, and evaluative questioning.
  • Engage in informal writing assignments (i.e. reader response, free writing, focused free writing, prediction, response journals) to experience the different elements of the writing process.
  • Engage in formal writing assignments utilizing all stages of the writing process.
  • Write, revise, and edit an autobiographical essay.

*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.