Forest Path Academy

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ELECTIVES AND STEM DAYS!

We offer a wide range of electives!  Scroll down for information on our Monday STEAM classes, robotics, theater, and much more!  

MONDAY STEAM CLASSES

On Mondays, students enjoy a variety of science classes as well as art activities.  Monday is a stand-alone class day, and families are welcome to enroll in Mondays only.

Classes meet from 9:00-2:00 and tuition is $150/month.  (pick up is between 1:45 and 2:00 pm)


Students are divided into small groups by grade level and rotate through a variety of instructors and activities.  


Here are some of the topics that will be covered throughout the year.  The topics will change slightly each month but every week will include opportunities to interact with animals and plants  as well as perform hands on science experiments.  


Art Explorers:  Students will enjoy a variety of art activities and explore line, shape, color, and value. We will work in a variety of mediums including paint, pastels, and mixed media. Students will also learn about famous artists and their works. *Additional times for art are available after school, please visit the Music and More main page for after school class times*


Science Explorers: Students will enjoy hands on science experiments and instruction by our Master science instructors. Some of our previous  modules  include dissection, chemistry, geology, STEM, electricity and magnets, and light and sound. 


Junior Biologist/Animal Care:  Students will learn about animals, plants, and more in this hands on class. Students will have the opportunity to interact with our animals. This class is focused on biology, nature, Texas native plants and animals, and animal husbandry.  


Aquatic Science:  Students learn about water quality, caring for an aquarium, and aquatic animals and fish.


Gardening Club: Students will work on preparing beds, starting seeds, planting harvesting, and other aspects of gardening. They will also have time for outdoor play and exploration.  (Spring)


Heath and Fitness: Students will explore the human body through experiments as well as physical activity and exercise. 


SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

5 Week Mini "Trial" Session

We have an opportunity to try many of our classes for a short 5 week session beginning Jan 31 and going through March 5th.  Students who enjoy class may continue after that time.  


 

Robotics, Programming, and 3D Design

Instructor: Johnny Reed

Grades 3-5:  Tues 5:00-6:00 pm

Grades 6-8: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm

5 week mini session:  $100

Students will explore a variety of STEM activities including building and programming robots, other computer programming activities, and designing models using 3D Design software for printing on a 3D printer.  



3D Printing and Design

Instructor: Johnny Reed

Grades 9-12 Tues & Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm 

5 week mini session: $125

This class is for high school students.  They will work with CAD software to design models that can be printed on our 3-D printers.


Aquaponics

Instructor: Holly Ayala

Grades 7-12 Monday 2:00-4:00

5 week mini session: $125

Aquaponics is a system in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically (without soil), which in turn purify the water.  In this class students will set up and maintain an aquaponics system.  This is a new class starting Jan 31.


Aquatic Science

Instructor: Holly Ayala

Grades 8-12

5 week mini session: $125

Tues & Thurs 1:00-2:15

Students will learn about marine and freshwater aquatic animals and also learn the skills needed to maintain a freshwater aquarium including aquarium cycling and water testing.  This is an ongoing, year long high school elective that combines classwork with labs, so students will be joining the class mid year.  


Consumer Math

Instructor:  Amy Keels

THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED FOR NEW ENROLLMENTS, will be offered in the 2022 school year.  

This is a unique class where students learn how math applies to the real world .  Students will cover topics such as balancing a checkbook, taking out a loan including types of interest, and making a budget.   Students also use an online software to keep a bank account where they deposit their paychecks from their "jobs" and pay bills.  



Other electives

Writing Club

Grades 3-5


Sign Language

Grades 7-12

Ms. Kawanna

Wed 1


ART AND MUSIC

5 Week Mini "Trial" Session

We have an opportunity to try many of our classes for a short 5 week session beginning Jan 31 and going through March 5th.  Students who enjoy class may continue after that time.  


Art Adventures: 

Instructor: Ms. Leigh Anne Marx

5 week Mini session: $75


Grades 



PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS AND BAND

Band - Grades 5 and older

Instructor: Ms. Kawanna Holman

$100/ month

Placement by audition

Beginning Band:  Tues & Thurs 4:00-5:00

Intermediate Band:  Monday 1:00-2:00  and Wed 12:00-1:00

Advanced Band:  Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:00 pm


General music / music history  is included in the PATHS program.     We also have the option to take private music lessons.  We recommend that band students consider private music in addition to band as they will progress much faster and enjoy their classes more.   Cost for private lessons is $100 a month for a 30 min lessons meeting once a week.  We also have private piano lessons available.   Please check out our sister website, www.friendswoodmusic.com, for more information on our music programs. 

MUSICAL THEATER

Musical Theater and Acting - ages 8-14


Instructor: Allison Sumrall

Monday and Wed 2:00-4:00 PM

January 19th-May 5th
Performances May 6th and 7th
$325 flat fee 


The drama program for the older students is taught by Ms. Allison Sumrall.  Ms. Alli worked as a professional actor for many years as a company member with Masquerade Theater  performing  at Houston's Wortham theater.  She was also a full time staff instructor at their education program,  the Tribble School of Musical Theater.   She has extensive knowledge of theater.


The program will include singing, dancing and choreography, improvisation games, and of course practice performing in a musical.   This class is more intense than the younger program, and students will be expected to memorize their songs and lines outside of class.  Additional rehearsals may be needed week prior to the performance including a full day rehearsal the Saturday prior to the performance.  There will be 2 performances of the musical.  3rd grade students may choose to be in this performance or in the simpler program for younger students.


HOW TO REGISTER:  Class is listed under the AFTERSCHOOL tab in our registration software.  You can register online using this link