After School Programs 

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Robotics Classes

This class is designed for all students in all experience levels with robotics! Students will learn and play with Ozobots, Sphero, and Cozmo robots. No matter the level, children concentrate on safe and effective robot handling and use. They program, create games, and tell stories with robots. 

Robotics Team practice

All registrants for this class also will be registered in Napa STEM Academy Robotics Team and must make at least one practice a week. 

Skills learned include physics concepts (gear ratio, center of gravity, force, torque, etc.), engineering design concepts (design cycle, structural integrity, etc.), strategy (problem solving, prioritization), teamwork and cooperation, organization (engineering notebooks), and coding.  Plus - it's just flat out fun.

We will be standing up teams of 3 to 6 students to practice and compete! 

$125 a month pays for all registration (in the league and the events), team equipment, space rental, and between seven and nine 90-minute practices per month.

Once students join the team, they are expected to attend at least one practice each week.  They may attend as many as they like (approximately 7 - 9 each month.)  Students are auto-enrolled in the next month between June and March.  Parents/sponsors may remove their students from the team at any time by contacting Jeff - prorated refunds for unused portions of the month's available sessions will be processed if advance notice is given.  Refunds are not issued for missed practices after the dates of the practices.

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Junior Chef's cooking academy

Explore hands-on cooking and create tasty and fun recipes! Students will discover new recipes every class that will make their taste buds come alive. This class encourages a positive relationship with food and cooking while having a blast. All junior chefs try new foods with our "food challenge," because generally if they make it, they will try it! 

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3d modeling & printing

This class is open to kids and adults!Every week, we'll challenge students with a different 3D modeling and printing project.  Or, students can arrive with a completed design ready for printing, and another idea for an additional design!

Tuition includes instruction, use of computers and software, and 3D printer time including materials.  Tuition includes four 50 minute sessions per month.  Sessions are offered twice each week.

Prints sometimes take multiple hours, so it is highly likely that the print will be ready for the student in the next 48 hours - they can come to pick it up any time we're open!  

Students are enrolled month to month in this class - they do not roll over and require registration each month.

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Youtube Video Production: Fortnite Gaming Videos

This class is not about playing Fortnite.  It is about learning to design, plan, shoot, edit and produce a high quality gameplay video suitable for a serious YouTube channel upload.  Of course - to get the video footage to edit - we will play Fortnite.

This 90 minute class is limited to 4 students at a time to ensure we can focus the instruction on high quality video and commentary.  We screen behavior and will not allow vulgarity or violent commentary.  

Families have final approval over whether final products are uploaded to the Napa STEM Academy YouTube channel.

Students enrolled in this class auto enroll month to month.  Parents/Guardians can remove their students from the class at any point and will be refunded for unused available classes during the remainder of the month.  Missed classes are not refunded after the fact.

Basic website design: Ages 13-Adult

Students will learn about website basics, design basics, and how to create a WIX account to then create a special interest website from a template and customize it. You'll learn how to use photos and video to customize your landing page, start a blog, create subscriber forms, and an about me page.