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Childrens and Teens Programs

Lehman Academy for Children and Teens

Lehman Academy for Children and TeensSummers are for Learning and Fun!

Join our Saturday classes and enjoy art, music and writing, explore computer technology and keep fi t with basketball and swimming (in an Olympic-sized pool!). Improve your math and English language arts and prepare for high school and college admission with test prep classes.


For more information:
Phyllis Rafti, Program Coordinator at 718-980-8512 or email phyllis.rafti@lehman.cuny.edu.

COMBO Discounts

  • DISCOUNT A: $10 Register one or more children in 2 classes and receive $10
    off tuition - each child.
  • DISCOUNT B: $20 Register one or more children in 3 or more classes each and
    receive $20 off - each child.
    *ONLY one discount applies. This discount excludes all other discounts.

Academic Skills

Our academic enrichment program instructors encourage students to become independent, self-confident and efficient learners by engaging students in fun age-ppropriate activities that cover the curriculum content in a more relaxed and individualized setting.

English Language Arts (ELA)

English Language Arts (ELA)
Reading and writing skills are developed in a supportive environment with a focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking. Writing skills are strengthened as children respond in paragraphs and essays to both literary and nonfi ction selections. A love for reading is fostered.

6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

  • Grades 1, 2 YPP 124
  • Grades 3, 4 YPP 158
  • Grades 5, 6 YPP 159
  • Grades 7, 8 YPP 161

Math Improvement

In a supportive environment, children focus on grade-appropriate computational skills and problem solving. They gain confi dence in their ability to work with mathematical concepts which results in the enjoyment of math.

6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

  • Grades 1, 2 YPP 169
  • Grades 3, 4 YPP 162
  • Grades 5, 6 YPP 163
  • Grades 7, 8 YPP 165

American Sign Language for Children Ages 8-13

American Sign Language (ASL) is a valuable language for children to learn. In a stimulating environment, they are introduced to the basic signs for the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, months of the year and others as well as Deaf culture. They put their knowledge to work by having an opportunity to meet and converse with an individual whose first language is ASL.

YPP 106 6 sessions/ 7.5 hours /LEHC/$125

The Creative Writer Gr 3-6

Catch your ideas and run with them! Develop them into imaginative short stories, poems, letters, or newspaper articles under the guidance of an experienced teacher and member of the NYC Writing Project. Children enjoy this fun and creative process and develop essential writing skills that help them express their ideas, thoughts and feelings for both schoolwork and personal projects.

YPP 231 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $110

COMBO Discounts

  • DISCOUNT A* $10 Register one or more children in 2 classes each and receive $10 off tuition each child.
  • DISCOUNT B* $20 Register one or more children in 3 or more classes each and receive $20 off each child.
    *ONLY one discount applies. This discount excludes all other discounts.

Technology

Photoshop Fun for Kids Gr 4-7

Budding computer, art and photography students are introduced to a wide variety of digital drawing tools. These tools are used to manipulate graphics and text into strange new realities using the Magic Wand. Photoshop is not only used for retouching photos, but is also great for designing graphics for web pages. Children will create a 3-D logos and will render them with realistic shadows. Please bring a new flash drive to first session to save projects

YPP232 7 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC / $105

Computer Animation Gr 4-7

PowerPoint, a “slideshow on a computer,” will be used in a creative and fun way to learn to move characters along a motion path. By controlling
the timing of each slide, children will synchronize their presentations to music. In addition, they will transform WordArt into a spinning circle, and create stencil and glowing neon letters. Please bring a new flash drive to the first session to save projects.

YPP 222 7 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC / $105

Computer Coding I for Kids Gr 5-8

Children enter the exciting world of computer technology as they learn the essentials of HTML and CSS coding. Using these skills they will create a simple, static website. Creativity, logic and problem solving skills are fostered in the fun world of computer programming. Please bring a new flash drive to the first session.

YPP 229 7 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC / $125

NEW Computer Coding II for Kids Gr 5-8

For those with a basic knowledge of computer coding or who successfully completed Computer Coding for Kids, Part I, this course will build on that experience and cover intermediate topics of HTML and CSS coding and responsive web design. Please bring a new flash drive to the first session.

YPP 233 5 sessions / 5 hours / LEHC / $115

COMBO Discounts

  • DISCOUNT A* $10 Register one or more children in 2 classes each and receive $10 off tuition each child. DISCOUNT B* $20 Register one or more children in 3 or more classes each and receive $20 off each child.
    *ONLY one discount applies. This discount excludes all other discounts. Your class could fill early or be canceled because of enrollment requirements.

Creative Arts

Graphic Design for Kids Ages 8-12

Welcome, creative kids! Graphic design is all around us. This art class introduces children to the basic elements of graphic design --images, words and color-- as they work on fun projects including logos, greeting cards, flyers and product packaging such as food labels and boxes). A variety of media is used to foster their imagination and creativity.

YPP 234 6 sessions/7.5 hours/LEHC/ $105

NEW Mask Making Workshop- Ages 7-12

Using their unlimited imaginations, children will design, construct and embellish with paints, markers, sequins, feathers and other decorations, half-face, full-face and full-head masks. Subjects can be favorite characters, real and imagined animals, emotions or anything else that inspires them. Your child will have great fun making and wearing their durable creations.

YPP 250 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Comic Book Making for Kids Ages 9-13

Is your child exciting about drawing? Children can let their imaginations soar as they create their own comic book characters, develop a story line, make a cover illustration and put it all together in a comic book format to bring home with them at the end of the course.

YPP 13 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Piano I for Young People

Children learn to play the piano in a relaxed environment. Emphasis is placed on posture, fi nger gripping, rhythm and basic music theory. At the completion of the class, students will have the ability to play simple melodies.

YPP 125 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $105

Ages 6-9
Ages 10-15

Guitar Playing I Ages 7-14

Guitar Playing 1 is designed for beginning-level guitar students or those who have never played before. It covers basic fi ngerboard techniques, open chord progressions, simple accompaniment styles and one-octave major scales. Different styles are introduced. A guitar, sized for the child, is needed for the fi rst class.

YPP 120 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $125

Guitar Playing II Ages 7-14

Designed for those children who began the enjoyment of learning the guitar in Guitar Playing I or a child who is not an absolute beginner, this course introduces more advanced accompaniment styles, fretboard techniques, major and minor scale applications. Note reading, barre chords and different style of songs are introduced.

YPP 121 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $125

Little Actors Ages 6-9

Children will develop creativity and self-confi dence through improvisation, mime games, movement, creative expression and role playing, and using their imagination.

YPP 27 5 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $95

Acting Workshop Ages 9-15

This workshop helps in developing creative expression, communication skills and confi dence through movement, voice and acting techniques. Improvisation and character development provide an early foundation in theater skills.

YPP 26 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $95

COMBO

Discounts
DISCOUNT A* $10 Register one or more children in 2 classes each and receive $10 off tuition each child.

DISCOUNT B* $20 Register one or more children in 3 or more classes each and receive $20 off each child.

*ONLY one discount applies. This discount excludes all other.

Test Prep

Test Preparation for NYC Specialized HS (Math Only) Gr 7, 8

This math skills course helps prepare students for the newly revised New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Math skills and test-taking strategies are covered. Please bring text: Kaplan’s NYC SHSAT Prep 2017-2018 to first class.

YPP 190 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $115
Thu 3:30-5:30 pm July 12-Aug 9

Test Preparation for NYC Specialized HS (Verbal Only) Gr 7, 8

This verbal skills course helps prepare students for the revised New York City Specialized High School Admission Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Verbal skills and test-taking strategies are covered. Please bring same textbook as YPP 190.

YPP 191 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $115
Sat 9:15-11:45 am Aug 4-29

SAT Preparation (Math Only) Gr 11, 12

Students are engaged in extensive math practice and drills while in class and are taught strategies to use while taking the exam. Please bring textbook, The Offi cial SAT Study Guide, 2018 edition, by The College Board, to the first class.

YPP 192 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $115
Tues 3:30-5:30 pm Jul 10-Aug 7

SAT Preparation (Verbal Only) Gr 11, 12

All verbal topics in the revised exam are covered: writing, including the essay and questions on grammar and usage; and critical reading. Testtaking
strategies are included. Please bring sameetextbook as YPP192 above.

YPP 193 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $115
Mon 3:30 am-5:30 pm Jul 9-Aug 6

Sports

Basketball for Kids

Taught by an assistant college basketball coach. boys and girls learn shootoing, passing, strategies, scoring and teamwork with applied practice in
game situations.Sneakers required.

Ages 7-10

  • YPA 40 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Ages 11-15

  • YPA 59 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Swimming - New to Pool

Child / Parent Swimming Ages 4-5

Young children are taught water safety, basic swimming movements and breathing. This course provides an opportunity for children and parents
or guardians to spend time together in a group experience while children develop water confi dence. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard. I.D. required.

Adult + 1 child

YPA 39 5 sess / 5.00 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming - Beginner

Swimming I

For children with no experience or minimal experience in the water, this course covers fundamental skills including breathing, fl oating and crawlstroke. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

Ages 6-8

YPA 32 6 sess / 5.00 hours / $125

Ages 9-15

YPA 57 5 sess / 5.00 hours / $125

Swimming Inter/Advanced

Swimming II for Ages 8-15

To enroll, students must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in deep water. Includes elementary backstroke, treading water, improvement of crawlstroke and simple diving. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Prerequisite: Swimming I or permission. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 62 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming III for Ages 8-15

To enroll, students must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in deep water. Includes elementary backstroke, treading water, improvement of crawlstroke and simple diving. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Prerequisite: Swimming
I or permission. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 62 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming III for Ages 8-15

Skills taught include sidestroke, breaststroke, sculling and an introduction to the butterfl y stroke. Water safety is emphasized. NOTE: To enroll, students must be able to do the front crawl for 25 meters with rotary breathing, back crawl for 10 meters and tread
water. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 65 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Pre-Team Swimming

To enroll in this program, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl with good breathing technique as well as the back crawl for 25 yards. The program gives swimmers the opportunity to continue to develop their basic strokes (crawlstroke and backstroke); learn additional strokes (butterfly and breaststroke); racing dives and turns; how to use training equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys and the pace clock as well as practice patterns, practice decorum and practice protocol. Ages 7-15. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited.

The program has three levels: Pre-Team I: refine strokes and develop stroke mechanics through drills; Pre-Team II: learn racing starts, turns and develop the individual medley; Pre-team III: develop basic conditioning, practice protocol and team terminology Upon successful completion of Pre-Team III, swimmers can try out for the APEX Swim Club team or continue the Pre-Swim Team Program. Prerequisite: Swimming III or permission.

Pre-Team I

YPA 101 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Pre-Team II

YPA 102 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Pre-Team III

YPA 103 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Notice:

CUNYcard photo I.D. required for APEX classes.

Full Catalog and Registration Information for the Children's and Teens' Programs

View Our Catalog and Register Now or call 718.960.8512 for assistance with registration.

Lehman Academy for Children and Teens

All matters pertaining to the Children’s Academy may be addressed to:
Email: lehman.academy@lehman.cuny.edu
Tel. 718.960.8512

Lehman College Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 is filled with dynamic activities for children and teens. Our goal is to encourage the children to develop their social, athletic, and academic skills. For more information, please visit the Continuing Education - Summer Camp at SCPS page.