One of the most exciting things about releasing our annual course catalog is the opportunity to introduce ATDP families to newly-added courses. From Elementary Division to Secondary, from poetry to microbiology, these new additions promise to excite and enrich this summer’s young scholars.
Who better to introduce a new course than its instructor? We’ve interviewed the instructors of four of our new courses to find out what these courses are, who should apply, and why these instructors can’t wait for summer:
Web Development (SD)
Sam Pierce and Shawn McDonald
The newest addition to our Secondary Division Computer Science department
An exciting addition to our popular Introduction to Biotechnology course
A microbiology course for scientists completing the 4th Grade
A 5th Grade science course that will keep Elementary Division students
(and their hovercrafts and rocket cars) moving
More New Secondary Division Courses
Led by UC Santa Barbara literature instructor Marthine Satris, Reading and Composing Poetry is recommended for students who love language and are completing grade 10 or 11 in June 2013. (Exceptional students completing grade 9 may also apply.)
Returning art instructor Vena Geasa will marry art and expression with critical thinking in her new course, Expressive Art through Drawing, open to all qualified Secondary Division students.
Introduction to Latin is a new semester-equivalent opportunity at ATDP for students to engage with this high-utility classical language before (or instead of) diving into a full year of Latin. In addition to this 5-unit course, Anne McMillan also teaches the 10-unit First-Year Latin.