Track R-1 Descriptions

Introduction to ASL

This class will serve as a brief introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Students will be exposed to the basics of American Sign Language; fingerspelling (ASL alphabet), numbers, basic vocabulary and grammar to communicate at a beginning level. This class includes an introduction to Deaf history and culture in America. To encourage continued education in ASL, the students will learn the importance of learning ASL and about Deaf culture, be exposed to current events, and learn about influential people in the Deaf community. This class will be 90% voice on (English) and 10% voice off (ASL), so the students can experience some immersion in the language! No previous experience or exposure to ASL is required.


One of the most popular computer games, Minecraft at its core is a sandbox game that provides an environment for its players to explore and create. This class will focus on the Education Edition of the game to introduce students to programming to control the in-game Agent so the agent can complete tasks for them, a tool that can be used to automate some of the game’s more repetitive tasks.  

Code Busters 

Cryptograms contain encrypted messages, where each letter of the message has been replaced with a number. Some of the letters have been provided in each puzzle, but otherwise you’ll need to use logic to figure out which numbers represent which letters. As we progress, fewer clues will be provided, adding an additional challenge. Cracking each code in this class will reveal a quote from a famous mathematician, so have fun solving!

Mon: Cryptogram 1 (warm-up)

Tue: Cryptogram 2 (warm-up)

Wed: Cryptogram 3 (head-scratcher)

Thur: Cryptogram 4 (head-scratcher)

Fri: Cryptogram 5 (mind-bender)