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Summer Courses @ The House

Explore fun and educational courses that are designed to engage during the long summer months.

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Looking for a smart way to spend the summer?

For fun - for learning... courses at The House flex to fit your summer plans.

Most courses are FREE to Members of The House.
Non-member course fees start at just $25.
(Test prep course fees vary by subject.)

 
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Learn Improv Comedy

Play theater games and act in simple improvised scenes while you learn the fundamentals of improvisation on stage. Learn the basic tools, rules, and philosophy of improvisational acting.

Be ready to have a lot of fun and laugh your head off, while also acquiring skills to help you be more confident and effective at communicating, public speaking, and thinking on your feet.


COURSE DATES:

Thursday June 27th
Thursdays in July: 11th, 18th, 25th

3 - 5 PM

FREE TO HOUSE MEMBERS
$50 FOR NON-MEMBERS

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Learn Calligraphy

Calligraphy adds creative flair to decorations, art projects, signs, and more. Students will learn how to create eye-catching designs using simple lettering techniques, with the goal of creating a homemade card, note, or wall art. Learn how to create different effects and write in fun lettering that doesn’t take too much practice.


COURSE DATES:

Tuesday June 25th
Tuesday July 16th
1 - 3 PM

FREE TO HOUSE MEMBERS
$50 FOR NON-MEMBERS

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Learn Character & Manga Drawing

Learn how to draw all kinds of anime and manga characters, both pre-existing and from your own imagination. Students will understand the proportions of the human body in order to render characters that seem alive. Use pencils and colors to create close-ups and full-body illustrations. Create comic strips, either on your own or with friends. KAPOW!

 

COURSE DATES:

Tuesday July 9th
Tuesday July 23rd
1 - 4 pm

FREE TO HOUSE MEMBERS
$50 FOR NON-MEMBERS

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Learn Henna

Henna has evolved over the ages, but it is essentially an decorative temporary tattoo, that temporarily stains skin using paste made from henna leaves and other ingredients.

Jeevana Pakanati has been practicing the art form of henna from a young age. Although not an expert, Jeevana has been honing this skill for a long time, and is more than willing to teach about it to all who are interested.

COURSE DATES:

Wednesday July 24th
2 to 4 pm

FREE TO HOUSE MEMBERS
$50 FOR NON-MEMBERS

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Student's Choice!

The House custom-builds courses based on your child's interests!


Testimonial from an actual parent:

"This is your kid's favorite class in school on steroids! Working with The House's instructors is like a dose of ‎Red Bull for the mind! My kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement and energy — fascinated to learn, explore and soak up knowledge. My sons have composed books, constructed electric guitars and Roman boats, made their own ink and written hieroglyphics on papyrus, built volcanoes and more. 

The House inspires my kids to pursue their dreams‎ and love learning. You know they're doing something right when your kids' most feared punishment for bad behavior is CANCELLING their session!”

Contact The House and tell us what course your child would like us to build for them. Let's share in your student's dreams and build a summer of wonder together!

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ACT Diagnostic Exams -
FREE Saturday Morning 10AM

The House offers FREE ACT DIAGNOSTIC EXAMS every Saturday morning. We would be pleased to open our doors to your student to give them the proctored ACT experience.

Included with the course is a FREE 6-page diagnostic exam report!

Contact The House today for more information or to book a session for your student.

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ACT Intensive

Rising 11-12th graders

Beat the summer heat and get a head start on the college preparation process. This intensive, two-week boot camp provides students with the tools they need to succeed on the ACT exam.

Familiarity of the ACT’s architecture and mastery of essential skills and time-saving strategies will leave students feeling less anxious and more empowered leading into the July ACT.

Standardized tests are a critical component of the college application process, and hundreds of students around Chicago have dramatically improved their scores at The House.

$1275 for Non-Members ($1200 Course Fee + $75 Materials Fee)
$1085 for Members ($1010 Course Fee + $75 Materials Fee)


COURSE DATES:

June 27th to July 12th*
10am - 12:30 pm**

*No class on July 4th or 5th

**July 3rd and July 11th are diagnostic testing days and will go until 1pm for standard time students; extended time diagnostics will be arranged as needed based on demand.

Teacher: Steve Witchley

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Geometry Jumpstart

Rising 8-10th graders (or anyone planning to take Geometry next year!)

Geometry is truly all around us—so why does formal geometry often feel so detached from real life?

The House’s Geometry Jumpstart program links basic math principles to real world examples and allows students to make connections on their own.  Interactive, hands-on activities will foster a deeper understanding of shapes, angles, and graphs and give your child confidence for the year ahead.

$300 for Non-Members ($275 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)
$255 for Members ($230 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)


COURSE DATES:

Monday July 29th - Friday August 2nd, 2019
1 - 3pm

Teacher: Elizabeth Rossiter

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Algebra Jumpstart

Rising 7-9th graders (or anyone planning to take Algebra 1 next year!)

Designed to cover the fundamentals of algebra, this workshop will give your child the tools he or she needs to succeed in math class.  The House’s Algebra Jumpstart utilizes a blend of dynamic activities, real world applications, and guided practice to teach students skills—from decoding complex word problems to mastering calculator shortcuts with ease.  Your child will understand algebraic concepts on a deeper level and feel well-prepared for the coming school year.

$300 for Non-Members ($275 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)
$255 for Members ($230 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)


COURSE DATES:

Monday August 5th to Friday August 9th, 2019
1 -3pm

Teacher: Elizabeth Rossiter

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ACT Intensive

Rising 11-12th graders

Beat the summer heat and get a head start on the college preparation process. This intensive, two-week boot camp provides students with the tools they need to succeed on the ACT exam.

Familiarity of the ACT’s architecture and mastery of essential skills and time-saving strategies will leave students feeling less anxious and more empowered leading into the September ACT.

Standardized tests are a critical component of the college application process, and hundreds of students around Chicago have dramatically improved their scores at The House.

$1275 for Non-Members ($1200 Course Fee + $75 Materials Fee)
$1085 for Members ($1010 Course Fee + $75 Materials Fee)

 

COURSE DATES:

Weekdays August 5-16, 2019
1-3:30pm*

*August 9th and August 15th are diagnostic testing days and will go until 4pm for standard time students; extended time diagnostics will be arranged as needed based on demand.

Teacher: Steve Witchley

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High School Readiness

Rising 9th graders

The transition to high school should be an exciting time, but it can be scary and stressful for parents and kids.

This workshop utilizes the summer to prepare students for their next step by demonstrating the most effective tools for organization and time management.

While students will be introduced to a variety of extremely useful resources, a small class size provides each child the opportunity to develop a method that works best for his or her own individual learning style.

Students can go into the school year feeling relaxed and in control.

$300 for Non-Members ($275 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)
$255 for Members ($230 Course Fee + $25 Materials Fee)
 


COURSE DATES:

August 12-16, 2019
10am-12pm

Teacher: Mary Sullivan

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