7th Grade Minimester – Volunteers Wanted!

March 27, 2023

This Spring, 7th grade students will embark on a one-week learning adventure, focusing on a specific area of interest. During this time, students will learn through real-world experiences, guest speakers, hands-on learning, and travel opportunities.

We can’t wait to share more about their learning in the coming weeks! We invite you to read more about each of the cohorts below. Please reach out to us if you, or a contact of yours, is an expert in one of these fields and can offer assistance on this project. 

Cohort Information

Music Industry 101

Whether you want to be onstage, in the studio, or behind the camera, you don’t have to be Beyonce to make an album. All you need is an idea, some friends, and a pair of headphones. If you love music, but you don’t know where to start or how to finish, then you’ve come to the right place! In this minimester, you’ll explore the music industry, learn how to turn your passions into projects, and discover how to write, produce, and release a single.  Take a close look at some of your favorite artists and the teams that helped build them. One song is all it takes!

Off the Court: The Business of Sports

The game is exciting but let’s take a closer look at the players behind the scenes who help famous athletes have the careers they do.  In this group, we’ll explore team culture, marketing, and creating the fan experience that makes sports both exciting and lucrative.  A career in sports can exist off the field. 

AI Explorers: Navigating the World of Machine Learning

AI/Machine Learning is a field of computer science that focuses on creating intelligent machines that can learn and improve from experience without being programmed.  AI is in everything from your Alexa, the facial recognition technology on your phone, fraud detection and self-driving cars. In this minimester we’ll explore how AI works in the real world and how AI might impact your future.  How can we use it to change the world?  How might AI change us?

The Future of Fashion

Get ready to walk the runway! In this minimester, you’ll explore the various aspects of the fashion industry including design, business, and technology. How are the latest trends in fashion influenced by cultural and social factors? Through hands-on activities and projects, you’ll gain experience in fashion design, merchandising, marketing, and will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the fashion industry in the future.

Forensic Crime Scene Investigators 

How do investigators solve crimes?  What methods are tried and true, and which ones only work in the movies? This interactive minimester experience introduces you to the world of forensic science. Step into the role of a Crime Scene investigator as you learn how to process crime scenes by photographing, sketching, and collecting the evidence. You will get a chance to experience what crime scene investigation is truly like.