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2022 Fall Live Online Class
 09/21 to 12/14 12 Classes Wednesday 4:30pm6:00pm $360/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online7
Course Description: This is the third course of Speech/Debate series. While this course continues to help students build up the Speech confidence and skills, it focuses more on Debate.
Below are the sample topics to cover in the class. Topics may vary in different terms.
Unit 1: Introduction to Debate
1. Introduce students to some basic concepts and terms.
2. Involve students in an informal debate.Unit 2: Expanding on the concept of debate
1. Observe a live or videotaped debate.
2. Take part in an informal debate.Unit 3: Affirmative Structure
1. Gain an understanding of the Affirmative philosophy.
2. Examine the speech of the first Affirmative.Unit 4: Overview of Negative Strategy
1. Understand negative strategy.
2. understand the job of the first Negative speakerUnit 5: Overview of Debate
1. Second Affirmative Constructive Speech
2. Second Negative Constructive Speech
3. The Break
4. Rebuttal by First Negative
5. Rebuttal by First AffirmativeUnit 6: The Great debate (Discussion, Preparation, Presentation)
Provide students an opportunity to prepare and debate in a formal style.
Debate is an excellent way to develop critical thinking skills. The process of researching a debate is one of examining the pros and cons of an issue, determining what the problems are and considering alternative solutions. The research and presentation of a debate is clearly a team effort, and participation in activities like debate explicitly develops the skills needed to work in teams.
Instructor: TaLeah Smithers  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term Inperson Only; No class on Nov. 24Location: Rm 2
Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 1 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.
The class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for advanced K1 students:
Level 1A: Starting students with the "From Phonics to Reading Level 2" to build up the vocabulary and reading skills based on Phonics. We may also use "Making Connections Grade 1" or various reading materials to practice comprehensive reading skills
Level 1B: Starting with more complex text readings we will have "From Phonics to Reading 2" as our reading textbook to take students to the next level of reading comprehension. We will use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 1" to power up students' vocabulary by putting the words in multiple contexts. And 6 books from Comprehension Library 1 will be used in class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 1B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.
Student books for Level 1A:
Make Connections Book 1 & From Phonics to Reading 1Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The hard copy of "From Phonics to Reading" book is included in your registration. You may buy the hard copy of "Making Connections 1" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term Inperson Only; No class on Nov. 24Location: Rm 2
Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 2 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program. The course aligns with the ITBS Reading test, and we use the ITBS reading test to measure student's achievement in this class.
The class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 23 students:
Level 2A: Starting students with the "Make Connections Book 2" to build up comprehensive reading skills. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 2" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 2A usually take 12 to 14 weeks to finish.
Level 2B: We use "Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources 2" for more complex text reading and scientific readings, we will use "Wordly Wise Book 2" in the 2B level to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. 810 books from Comprehension Library 2 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 2B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.
Students will build up the following skills along the year:
1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension.
5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more!Student books for Level 2A:
Make Connections Book 2
Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 2Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 2" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Make Connections 2" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term Inperson only; No class on Nov. 24Location: Rm 2
This is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their reading and vocabulary skills for the reading tests. It's also a class for 3rd graders who want to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading test.
This course will build up the solid fundation for the reading and vocabulary skills by using comprehensive reading and vocabulary level 3A and 3B along the year. Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 3rd6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedThe class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 34 students:
Level 3A: Students will start with the "Make Connections 3“ book to build up comprehensive reading skills with the highquality of scientific reading. Six books from Comprehension Library 3 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. We use the ”Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 3“ for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 3A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.
Level 3B: After finishing the Make Connections 3 book, we will continue with the "Reading Detective Beginning" and "Close Reading Complex Text 3" book in level 3B to further refine reading skills with more complex highquality text. We will use the book "Wordly Wise book 3" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. The Online Reading Skill Unit Tests will be used to have students to practice the reading tests in the standard format and assess students' reading skills. Level 3B usually takes about 20 weeks to complete.
Students will build up the following skills along the year:
1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension.
5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more!Student books for Level 3A:
Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 3
Make Connections 3
6 books from Comprehensive LibraryBooks in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 3" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Make Connections 3" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39 
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09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online9This is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their reading and vocabulary skills for the reading tests. It's also a class for 4th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading test.
This course will build up the solid fundation for the reading and vocabulary skills by using comprehensive reading and vocabulary level 4A and 4B along the year. Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 3rd6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedThe class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 45 students:
Level 4A: We will start with the "Make Connections 4” to build up comprehensive reading skills by looking into the connections in the text. 6 books from Comprehension Library 5 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 4" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 4A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.
Level 4B: We will take students to the next reading level with "Close Reading Complex Text 4" and "Reading Explorer Book 2" in 4B with more complex highquality scientific texts. we will use the vocabulary book "Wordly Wise book 4" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Level 4B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.
Students will build up the following skills along the year:
1. understand skills such as cause and effect, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
2. locate, interpret, and organize key information in a text.
3. analyze words in a text using vocabulary strategies.
4. utilize text features such as maps, graphs, tables, photos, and glossaries to aid comprehension.
5. interpret a variety of genres including biographies, science & social studies texts, Greek myth, and much more!Student books for Level 4A:
Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 4
Make Connections 4
6 books from Comprehensive Library 4 (PDF only)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 4" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Make Connections 4" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Will Ferguson
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online9
This is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their reading and vocabulary skills for the reading tests. It's a class for 5th graders who want to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading test.
This course will build up the solid fundation for the reading and vocabulary skills by using comprehensive reading and vocabulary level 5A and 5B along the year. Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 3rd6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Reading, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Math or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedThe class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 56 students.
Level 5A: We will start with the "Make Connections 5” to build up comprehensive reading skills by looking into the connections in the text. 6 books from Comprehension Library 5 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 5" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 5A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.
Level 5B: We will take students to the next reading level with "Close Reading Complex Text 5" and "Reading Detective A1" in 5B with more complex highquality scientific texts. we will use the vocabulary book "Wordly Wise book 5" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Level 5B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.
Students will sharpen their skills in:
• Logical Analysis using principles of cause and effect to help draw conclusions/predict outcomes.
• Discourse Analysis using linguistic and textual principles to interpret/organize key information.
• Semantic Analysis using specific words in a text to discover implicit information.
• Textual Analysis using textual/graphics features such as maps/graphs to aid in comprehension.
• Interpretation using a variety of genres (including biography, scientific writing, social studies texts, Greek mythology, etc.) in order to apply the methods over a range of discourses.Literary Analysis Skills
• Defining vocabulary using contextual clues.
• Recognizing figurative language.
• Identifying the main idea, supporting details, and theme.
• Recognizing literary and rhetorical devices.
• Identifying story elements: theme, plot, setting, and characters.Textbooks
Student books for Level 5A:
Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 5
Make Connections 5
6 books from Comprehension Library 5 (PDF Only)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 5" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Make Connections 5" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Will Ferguson
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online20
Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 6 is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to bolster their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with the standard Reading & SSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.
The class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 6 students:
Level 6A: We will start with the "Close Reading Complex Texts 6" to build up comprehensive reading skills. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 6" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 6A usually takes 1214 weeks to finish.
Level 6B: We will continue to the "Reading Explorer Book 4" and "Reading Detective Rx" to further refine reading comprehension and build scientific reading skills together. We will use the "Wordly Wise Book 6" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Level 6B usually take about 20 weeks to complete.
Students will sharpen their skills in:
• Logical Analysis using principles of cause and effect to help draw conclusions/predict outcomes.
• Discourse Analysis using linguistic and textual principles to interpret/organize key information.
• Semantic Analysis using specific words in a text to discover implicit information.
• Textual Analysis using textual/graphics features such as maps/graphs to aid in comprehension.
• Interpretation using a variety of genres (including biography, scientific writing, social studies texts, Greek mythology, etc.) in order to apply the methods over a range of discourses.Literary Analysis Skills
• Defining vocabulary using contextual clues.
• Recognizing figurative language.
• Identifying the main idea, supporting details, and theme.
• Recognizing literary and rhetorical devices.
• Identifying story elements: theme, plot, setting, and characters.Textbooks
The two core textbooks for this class are the awardwinning Reading Explorer 4 (from National Geographic Learning) and Reading Detective Rx (from The Critical Thinking Co.). The Reading Explorer series is heavily oriented towards the sciences while introducing rhetorical concepts and reading strategies. Reading Detective is oriented towards literature and writing. In tandem, the curricula help the instructor deliver a varied, comprehensive, and coherent reading program.Student books for Level 6A:
Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 6
Close Reading Complex Text 6Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 6" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Close Reading Complex Texts 6" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Tami Bake
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/21 to 12/14 12 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online2
Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.
In this class, students will:
(1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
(2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
(3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
(4) Write a critical analysis style essay
(5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
(6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammarThis class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 56 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.
Text Books for Literary Reading Level IIA:
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.
Instructor: Brenda Andrus 
09/26 to 12/12 12 Classes Monday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term Location: Online2
In How to Read A Book, Van Doren and Mortimer talk about four main levels of reading: elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, and syntopical reading.
Analytical reading goes beyond elementary reading (putting sounds and words together to discover surfacelevel meaning) and inspectional reading (systematic skimming and superficial reading) to the point where the student begins to understand the book and the author's views on the subject. From this point, the students will be better able to tackle the syntopic reading skills that will enable them to thrive in higher levels of academia.
In this class, students will:
(1) Practice Elementary Reading
(2) Learn Inspectional Reading (systematic skimming, superficial reading)
(3) Learn Analytical Reading (classifying, summarizing, relating the part to whole and vice versa, and defining the problem that the author has articulated)
(4) Write critical analysis essays
(5) Build up vocabulary through the readings and exercises
(6) Develop a unique, critical essay writing style with logical structure and correct grammar.This class is designed with a oneyear curriculum for Grade 79 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.
Text Books for Literary Reading Level IIIA:
(1) Red Scarf Girl, by Jili Jiang
(2) excerpts from Mindset, by Carol Dweck
(3) Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
(4) Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt
Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.We will also draw from these Additional Text Books (pdfs provided):
Instructor: Brenda Andrus
(1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines.
(2) A Short Guide to Writing about Literature (12th Edition)
(3) Reading the World: Contemporary Literature from Around the Globe by Plc
(4) A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus (essays)  09/24 to 12/10 12 Classes Saturday 1:00pm2:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online1
This course focuses on building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2. This level has a special focus on writing sentences.
Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced Kindergarten students and onlevel grade 1 & 2 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!
Our "skillbased" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
An example guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What was the best thing that happened over winter vacation? 2. Who was there? 3. Where was it? 4. When did it happen? 5. What happened first? 6. What happened next? 7. What happened last? 8. Complete the sentence: It was the best because ___________.
A child who follows these prompts easily learns the importance of answering the questions who, when, and where, as well as including a sequence of events and a closing that relates to the main idea. When they draft their paragraph on a new piece of paper, they have a complex and complete paragraph.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 1A
Let's Get This Day Started Writing and Language Skills 2 by Teacher Created ResourcesBooks in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 1:00pm2:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online1
This class is a refined skillbased guided writing level 2 class that is taught in a different way: StrengthFocused By Jennifer Rose.
it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.
Level 2 focuses on writing welldeveloped paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with wellchosen details.
We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 1 and 2. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 1 students and onlevel grade 2 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to happily and confidently write multiple, related paragraphs, they will move on to Level 3.
We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 1 & 2
Let's Get This Day Started Writing and Language Skills 1 by Teacher Created Resources
Let's Get This Day Started Writing and Language Skills 2 by Teacher Created ResourcesBooks in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
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09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 11:00am12:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online1This class is a refined skillbased guided writing level 3 class that is taught in a different way: StrengthFocused By Jennifer Rose.
Writing Level 3 focuses on writing three related paragraphs on one topic.
We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 3 and 4. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 3 students and onlevel grade 4 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to develop multiple organizational structures, they will move on to Level 4.
Our "skillbased" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
For example, in Level 3, instead of asking a child to write about themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things] 3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order.
A child who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn specific ending strategies, such as closing with feelings.
We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 3A
Grammar Workshop for Grade 3 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
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09/26 to 12/12 12 Classes Monday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term Location: Online1This class is a refined skillbased guided writing level 4 class that is taught in a different way: StrengthFocused By Jennifer Rose.
Level 4 focuses on creating coherent, complete writing that is well developed with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 4 and 5. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade4 students and onlevel grade 5 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student has achieved some facility with a variety of organizational structures, they will move on to Level 5.
Our "skillbased" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
For example, in Level 4, instead of asking a child to write an essay introducing themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things] 3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in good order.
A student who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn the strategy of closing with feelings.
We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 4A
Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39 
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09/22 to 12/15 12 Classes Thursday 6:30pm8:00pm $375/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online1This class is a refined skillbased guided writing level 5 class that is taught in a different way: StrengthFocused By Jennifer Rose.
Level 5 introduces research.
We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 5 and 6. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 5 students and onlevel grade 6 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to write extensive papers and write in testtaking conditions they will move on to Level 6.
Our "skillbased" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so they gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
For example, in Level 5, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What are three adjectives that describe you? Write two synonyms for each adjective, then circle the best descriptive word. 2. Give evidence (reasons or examples) to support each of the adjectives you chose. 3. What past experiences have contributed to making you who you are? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you?
A student who follows these prompts learns to use a thesaurus, provide support for general statements, describe cause and effect relationships, and make classifications and generalizations.
We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 5A
Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/23 to 12/16 12 Classes Friday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online9
Level 5 introduces research.
We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 5 and 6. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 5 students and onlevel grade 6 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to write extensive papers and write in testtaking conditions they will move on to Level 6.
Our "skillbased" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so they gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
For example, in Level 5, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What are three adjectives that describe you? Write two synonyms for each adjective, then circle the best descriptive word. 2. Give evidence (reasons or examples) to support each of the adjectives you chose. 3. What past experiences have contributed to making you who you are? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you?
A student who follows these prompts learns to use a thesaurus, provide support for general statements, describe cause and effect relationships, and make classifications and generalizations.
We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 5A
Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Will Ferguson
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39 
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09/23 to 12/16 12 Classes Friday 4:30pm6:00pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online1This class is a refined skillbased guided writing level 6/7 class that is taught in a different way: StrengthFocused By Jennifer Rose.
Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students learn skills such as topic testing, effective searches, and source evaluation.
Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade6 students and onlevel grade 7 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!
Our "skillbased" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 6/7A
Grammar for Writing 6 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Jennifer Rose
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/26 to 12/12 12 Classes Monday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term Location: Online6
Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students learn skills such as topic testing, effective searches, and source evaluation.
Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade6 students and onlevel grade 7 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!
Our "skillbased" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.
Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is wellstructured.
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 6/7A
Grammar for Writing 6 (full year curriculum)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:
Instructor: Julie Hlad
http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 9:00am10:30am $375/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online6
This course is the step towards mastering the essay. You will be guided through the writing process, learning the essential components of the American high school and college essay. Topics include the various types of essays, the structure, and the development of paragraphs, topic sentences, thesis statements, supporting examples, grammar for academic writing, and vocabulary choices.
By the end of this course, if you pay close attention and work hard enough, you will be able to write a short essay that has a clear and supported thesis, is logically organized, and follows the correct standards in mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling of American English.
Each Essay Level and Grammar has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Essay 1A:
1. Grammar for High School: A SentenceComposing Approach
2. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An EasytoUse Guide with Clear Rules, RealWorld Examples, and Reproducible QuizzesWe may also use the following textbooks as a reference in class:
1. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide by Laurie G. Kirszner (Author), Stephen R. Mandell (Author)
2. Developmental Exercises for A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker (Author), Wanda Van Goor (Author)Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also borrow a hard copy of the textbooks from Sunshine whenever it's still available.
Instructor: Julie Hlad 
09/23 to 12/16 12 Classes Friday 5:00pm6:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online6
This course offers a criticalcreative reading and annotating path to good composing practices at upper secondary and tertiary stages of learning. It aims to support your development of rhetorical strategies, literary analysis and critical composing practices.
You will learn the kinds of critical thinking needed to make choices – choices of creative purpose and the diction, detail, imagery, and syntax to fulfill it. You will learn the questions to ask to develop a research question and a tenable thesis statement. You will be given sources to support your learning to summarize, quote, cite and reference properly. You will read different types of critical essays that offer various types of claims and wellsupported arguments, all to support your understanding of how you may shape your essay. You will increase your vocabulary, understanding of logical, ethical and emotional fallacies to avoid and your confidence in your capacity to essay various types of critical tasks.
Though the focus of the class will be on composing various types of essays required by AP and IB Diploma Programs, several of those types pertain to SAT essay writing, such as the AP rhetorical analysis essay and IB literary commentary. Preparation for those, including annotating text and various prewriting approaches can support SAT test takers to prepare for writing and essay well.
Each Essay Level and Grammar has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!
Student Grammar/Workbooks for Essay 2A:
1. Elements of Style & Workbook
2. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A text and reader fourth edition by Stuart GreeneWe may also use the following textbooks as a reference in class:
1. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide by Laurie G. Kirszner (Author)
2. Various SAT Grammar practicesBooks in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also borrow a hard copy of the textbooks from Sunshine whenever it's still available.
Instructor: Julie Hlad  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 4:00pm5:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online15
MS Creative Writing: Focusing on Submissions for Publication and Contests
Debby Dodds
As a creative writing teacher for twentyfive years and an awardwinning published author, as well as an SAT/ACT/GRE coach and college admissions specialist, I’ve long been aware of how much professionals at the most competitive colleges value incoming students that are not merely proficient in STEM skills, but who can also write and communicate clearly. Moreover, rightbrained, creative thinking also commands great appreciation.
With almost every college going testoptional for this year and beyond, it is imperative to have a strong resume, essay, and portfolio when applying. Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and many other colleges have spokespeople who have asserted that 2021 will be a much different process and admissions will focus on other criteria than test scores and GPA. Students will need any and every extracurricular activity they can to show they’ve used this time productively as so many activities have been canceled, standardized tests have been suspended, and many schools will not provide GPAs.
To this end, this class will not merely focus on strengthening creative writing skills but it will also provide guidance about where students can submit their work for contests and publications. I’ve had students submit and win many contests and many have had professional publication credits before graduating from high school including Scholastic Awards, Willamette Writer Awards, NY Times Essay Contests, Letters About Literature, bestselling anthologies, and many more.
Instructor: Debby Dodds  09/19 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term Inperson only; No class on Nov 23 & 28Location: Rm 2
Math Level 1A Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 1A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (1A & 1B for Level 1) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students starting 1st grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 1A and then finish 1B in the second term of the school year. Students who finish the 1A math in the Summer break may start with level 1B at the beginning of the school year.
If the 1stgrade student is starting 1A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 1B in the coming Summer to catch up.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1A test for this class to find out whether your child fits in 1A or should go next level of 1B. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
 09/19 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term Inperson only; No class on Nov 23 & 28Location: Rm 2
Math Level 1B Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 1B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (1A & 1B for Level 1) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students in 1st grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 1B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 1A math with a 1A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 1B.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 1B. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
 09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online5
Math Level 2A Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 2A, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (2A & 2B for Level 2) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students starting 2nd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 2A and then finish 2B in the second term of the school year. Students who finish the 2A math in the Summer break may start with level 2B at the beginning of the school year.
If the 2ndgrade student is starting 2A in the second term of the school year, we strongly recommend the student to complete level 2B in the coming Summer to catch up.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 1B test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 2A. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
Instructor: Lalith Lulla  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online5
Math Level 2B Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 2B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (2A & 2B for Level 2) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students in 2nd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 2B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 2A math with a 2A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 2B.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 2A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 2B. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
Instructor: Lalith Lulla  09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online3
This is a class for 3rd graders who want to learn more advanced math skills than school and prepare for the ITBS math test. This course will go through the math skills thoroughly by using the Singapore Math 3A book to build up solid fundation for the math test (Math Level 3A Syllabus and Class Plan). Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 3rd6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Math, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Reading or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedYou may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which will be done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".
All class material will be provided in PDF file via the class page, plus our online tests with instant grading and reports.
Instructor: Lalith Lulla; Alexander Wedow 
09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday, Wednesday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online3
Math Level 3B Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
In the Winter/Spring term, this class will help studnets to prepare for the ITBS math. We add ITBS math practice tests after spring break to help studnets to prepare for the ITBS math test in the coming Fall term.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 3B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (3A & 3B for Level 3) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students in 3rd grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 3B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 3A math with a 3A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 3B.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 3A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 3B. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
 09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online11
This is a class for 4th graders who want to learn more advanced math skills than school and prepare for the ITBS math test. This course will go through the math skills thoroughly by using the Singapore Math 4A book to build up solid fundation for the math test (Math Level 4A Syllabus and Class Plan). Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 3rd6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Math, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Reading or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedYou may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which will be done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".
All class material will be provided in PDF file via the class page, plus our online tests with instant grading and reports.
Instructor: Kylie McAllister 
(1 spot left)
09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online11Math Level 4B Syllabus and Class Plan
The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to schooltaught objectives and prepare students for the ITBS Math test with the fundamental skills. We teach this class to ensure that students fully understand new concepts and methods, while also providing homework to develop understanding and build a love for math. According to student level of performance, we will adjust pacing to various levels and include challenge problems.
This course uses the Singapore Dimensions Math 4B, which is the refined version of Singapore primary math. Singapore math is the proven top math curriculum for elementary students in the world. It teaches students to learn and master mathematical concepts in great detail while simultaneously applying a threestep learning process: concrete, pictorial, and abstract.
As an added challenge for advanced students, we will selectively use the following Singapore Math supplementary materials in class: Singapore Math Intensive Practice (4A & 4B for Level 4) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems
Students in 4th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 4B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 4A math with a 4A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 4B.
We strongly recommend the 4thgrade students who have finished math level 4B in the school year to learn the math level 5A in the coming Summer. The math level 5A class will further deepen students' math knowledge for the coming ITBS Math test in 5th grade, which is a critical test to qualify for the SUMMA program in middle school.
Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 4A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 4B. It's normal for students to test lower than their grade level; in contrast, other math programs are not as advanced as the Singapore Math Program.
Instructor: Kylie McAllister  09/27 to 12/13 22 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:00pm5:00pm $455/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online10
This is a class for 5th/6th graders who want to learn more advanced math skills than school and prepare for the ITBS math test. This course will go through the math skills by using the F1: Number to Algebra book to build up advanced and solid fundation for the math test. Students will also learn the test strategies and sharpen the test skills by engaging in practice tests from multiple leading resources in class or out class as homework.
Students in 4th6th grade who score in the 99 percentile in ITBS/OSA Math, together with a 97% in either the ITBS/OSAS Reading or CogAt test, will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School. For additional information on the SUMMA program at BSD schools, please check this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teachinglearning/studentprograms/talentedandgiftedYou may check your child's performance via the online practice test reports which will be done along with this class in your Sunshine account via the link "Assessment Tests".
All class material will be provided in PDF file via the class page, plus our online tests with instant grading and reports.
Instructor: Pamela Robinson
Prerequites:
Singapore Math 5A, or equvalents  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:15pm7:15pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online15
The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the schoollearned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.
The goal of this course is to solidify students' math knowledge before taking the Algebra 1 class. The class aligns with Middle School 7/8 Math. The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJun to complete.
PreAlgebra A takes 14 weeks (usually Fall term) to complete. After this course, students can register for PreAlgebra B, which takes about 20 weeks to finish (usually Winter/Spring term).
Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)
Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: PreAlgebra
PreAlgebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.
Chapter 1  Principles of Algebra
Chapter 2  Rational Numbers
Chapter 3  MultiStep Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 4  Exponents and Roots
Chapter 5  Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity
PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 6  Percents
Chapter 7  Graphs and Functions
Chapter 8  Foundations of Geometry
Chapter 9  TwoDimensional Geometry
Chapter 10  ThreeDimensional Geometry
Chapter 11  Data, Statistics, and Probability
Chapter 12  Polynomials
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Shawn Preston  09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online15
The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the schoollearned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.
The goal of this course is to solidify students' math knowledge before taking the Algebra 1 class. The class aligns with Middle School 7/8 Math. The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJun to complete.
PreAlgebra A takes 14 weeks (usually Fall term) to complete. After this course, students can register for PreAlgebra B, which takes about 20 weeks to finish (usually Winter/Spring term).
Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)
Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: PreAlgebra
PreAlgebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.
Chapter 1  Principles of Algebra
Chapter 2  Rational Numbers
Chapter 3  MultiStep Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 4  Exponents and Roots
Chapter 5  Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity
PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 6  Percents
Chapter 7  Graphs and Functions
Chapter 8  Foundations of Geometry
Chapter 9  TwoDimensional Geometry
Chapter 10  ThreeDimensional Geometry
Chapter 11  Data, Statistics, and Probability
Chapter 12  Polynomials
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Lalith Lulla  11/28 to 06/15 24 Classes any day 12:00am12:00am $360/course 24 1.5hour recorded classes, homework and online unit tests to learn at your own pace.Location: Online
The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the schoollearned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.
This is the second year of PreAlgebra class, which aligns with the Middle School Math 7/8 and plus. The full course usually takes 2 semesters of one school year from SeptJun to complete. Students who finish this course will be ready to take the Algebra 1 or AGS 1 course.
Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)
Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: PreAlgebra
PreAlgebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.
Chapter 1  Principles of Algebra
Chapter 2  Rational Numbers
Chapter 3  MultiStep Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 4  Exponents and Roots
Chapter 5  Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity
PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 6  Percents
Chapter 7  Graphs and Functions
Chapter 8  Foundations of Geometry
Chapter 9  TwoDimensional Geometry
Chapter 10  ThreeDimensional Geometry
Chapter 11  Data, Statistics, and Probability
Chapter 12  Polynomials
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Connor Nelson  09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online10
The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the schoollearned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.
The goal of this course is to learn and solidify students' Algebra 1 knowledge before taking the Geometry class. The full course F3: Algebra 1 takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJun to complete. F3: Algebra 1A takes one semester (usually in the fall term) to complete. After this course, students should progress to F3: Algebra 1B (usually in the winter/spring term) to complete the full course of F3: Algebra 1.
Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)
Holt Mathematics California Algebra 1, Student Edition
F3: Algebra 1A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.
Chapter 1  Foundations of Algebra
Chapter 2  Equations
Chapter 3  Inequalities
Chapter 4  Functions
Chapter 5  Linear Functions
F3: Algebra 1B starts from Chapter 6 and covers Chapters 6 to 12 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 6  Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 7  Exponents and Polynomials
Chapter 8  Factoring Polynomials
Chapter 9  Quadratic Functions and Equations
Chapter 10  Rational Functions and Equations
Chapter 11  Radical and Exponential Functions
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Leah Hoff  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online10
The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the schoollearned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to geometry and related concepts.
The goal of this course is to solidify students' Geometry knowledge before taking the Algebra 2 class. The full course F4: Geometry takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJun to complete. F4: Geometry A takes one semester (usually in the fall semester) to complete. After this course, students should progress to F4: Geometry B (usually in the winter/spring term) to complete the full course of F4: Geometry.
Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)
Holt Mathematics California Geometry, Student Edition
F4: Geometry A covers Chapters 1 to 5 from Sep to Dec.
Chapter 1  Foundations for Geometry
Chapter 2  Geometry Reasoning
Chapter 3  Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Chapter 4  Triangle Congruence
Chapter 5  Properties and Attributes of Triangles
F4: Geometry B covers Chapters 612 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 6  Polygons and Quadrilaterals
Chapter 7  Similarity
Chapter 8  Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Chapter 9  Extending Perimeter, Circumference, and Area
Chapter 10  Spatial Reasoning
Chapter 11  Circles
Chapter 12  Extending Transformational Geometry
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Leah Hoff 
(waitinglist)
09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online19We teach the AGS I class using the Holt California Algebra I / Geometry curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the series that AGS I requires, with much more indepth understanding. We also use the AGS I curriculum to ensure the class aligns with the required skills in AGS I.
Who will benefit from this class?
 Students taking AGS I class in school but need more support to learn AGS I systematically with clear instruction and more indepth understanding.
 Students who want to prepare for the skiplevel math placement test for the following school year.
Textbooks: (free to rent for the duration of the course)
Algebra I / Geometry Holt California Edition; AGS I supportive material
AGS 1A will cover Modules 1 to 5 from Sept to Dec in 14 classes.
Module 2: Linear & Exponential Functions
Module 3: Features of Functions
Module 4: Equations & Inequalities
Module 5: Systems of Equations & Inequalities
AGS 1B will cover Modules 69 and Reviews from JanJun in 20 classes.
Review Modules 15
Module 6: Transformations & Symmetry
Module 7: Congruence, Construction & Proof
Module 8: Connecting Algebra & Geometry
Review Modules 19
Reference: Contents Comparison from AGS I to Algebra I, Geometry
AGS I Contents in Algebra I/Geometry Module 1: Sequences Chapter 16 in Algebra I Module 2: Linear & Exponential Functions Module 3: Features of Functions Module 4: Equations & Inequalities Module 5: Systems of Equations & Inequalities Module 6: Transformations & Symmetry Chapter 1 & 4 in Geometry Module 7: Congruence, Construction & Proof Module 8: Connecting Algebra & Geometry Module 9: Modeling Data Statistics in PreAlgebra and Algebra I To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Connor Nelson 
(1 spot left)
09/21 to 12/17 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:00pm7:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online19AGS 2 is the full school year curriculum. This is the supportive/enhanced AGS II class taught in a different way. We are teaching AGS II at sunshine using the Holt California Algebra I / Geometry curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the sequence that AGS I requires, with much more indepth understanding. We also use the AGS II curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS II.
AGS 2A is the first course of AGS 2, which is usually scheduled in the Fall term. Students who finish this course should progress to AGS 2B course in the Winter/Spring term to complete the full course of AGS 2
Who will benefit from this class?
 Students who are taking AGS 2 at school but need more support to learn AGS 2 systematically with clear instruction and more indepth understanding.
 Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skiplevel math placement test for the next school year.
Textbooks:
Algebra I / Geometry Holt California Edition;
AGS II supportive materials.
Note: All class materials and books are offered in PDF files via the class page.
Below are the topics in AGS II taught in the normal school year.
AGS 2A covers Modules 1 to 4 from Sep to Dec in 14 weeks
Module 2: Structures of Expressions
Module 4: More Functions, More Features
AGS 2B covers Modules 59 from JanJun in 20 classes.
Module 6: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Module 7: Circles from a Geometric Perspective
Module 8: Circles and Other Conics
Review Modules 19
Reference: Contents and Comparison from AGS II to Algebra I, Geometry
AGS II Contents in Algebra I/Geometry Module 1: Quadratic Functions Chapter 9, 10 in Algebra I & Piecewise Functions Module 2: Structures of Expressions Module 3: Quadratic Equations Module 4: More Functions, More Features Module 5: Geometric Figures Chapter 58 & 11 in Geometry Module 6: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry Module 7: Circles from a Geometric Perspective Module 8: Circles and Other Conics Module 9: Probability In PreAlgebra and some in Algebra II To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Connor Nelson 
(1 spot left)
09/22 to 12/15 12 Classes Thursday 5:00pm7:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online19AGS 3A is the first course of AGS 3, which is usually scheduled in the Fall term.
AGS 3 is the full school year curriculum. This is the supportive/enhanced AGS 3 class taught in a different way. We are teaching AGS 3 at sunshine using the Holt California Algebra 2 curriculum to build up the fundamental concepts and skills in the sequence that AGS 3 requires, with much more indepth understanding. We also use the AGS 3 curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS 3. Students who successfully finish this AGS 3/Algebra 2 course are ready to take the F5: PreCalculus or ready to prepare for the SAT math test.
Who will benefit from this class?
 Students who are taking AGS 3 at school but need more support to learn AGS 3 systematically with clear instruction and more indepth understanding.
 Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skiplevel math placement test for the next school year.
Textbooks:
 Holt Mathematics California Algebra 2, Student Edition
 AGS III Assessment tests from MVP
AGS 3A covers Chapters 1 to 6 from Sept. to Dec.
Chapter 1  Foundations For Functions
Chapter 2  Linear Functions
Chapter 3  Linear Systems
Chapter 4  Matrices
Chapter 5  Quadratic Functions
Chapter 6  Polynomial Functions
AGS 3B covers Chapters 714 from Jan. to June.
Chapter 7  Exponential And Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 8  Rational And Radical Functions
Chapter 9  Properties And Attributes Of Functions
Chapter 10  Conic Sections
Chapter 11  Probability And Statistics
Chapter 12  Sequences And Series
Chapter 13  Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 14  Trigonometric Graphs And Identities
The topics in AGS III align with Algebra 2 (see below).
AGS III Contents in Algebra II Module 1: Functions and Their Inverses Chapter 16 in Algebra II Module 2: Logarithmic Functions Module 3: Polynomial Functions Module 4: Rational Expressions and Functions Module 5: Modeling with Geometry Chapter 10 in Geometry Module 6: Modeling Periodic Behavior Chapter 712 in Algebra II Module 7: Trig. Functions Equations & Identities Module 8: Modeling with Functions Module 9: Statistics To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment tests at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Connor Nelson  09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23 and 25Location: Online18
Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 2A and 2B.
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D.
 Beast Academy 2A includes chapers on place value, comparing, and addition.
 Beast Academy 2B includes chapters on subtraction, expressions, and problem solving.
 Beast Academy Level 2C includes chapters on measurement, strategies, and odds and evens.
 Beast Academy Level 2D includes chapters on big numbers, algorithms, and problem solving.
This class will cover book 2A in Summer. Students who finish this class may continue to the book 2B in the Fall term.
Beast Academy is published by Art of ProblemSolving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 25. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fullyillustrated textbook written in an engaging, comicbook style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementaryschool math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of nontrivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse  09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23 and 25Location: Online18
Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 3A OR Beast Academy 3A
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 3: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D for a oneyear curriculum. We have finished the 3A book in Summer. This class will start from 3B and then continue to book 3C in the Fall term, with about 12week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 3CD in the winter/spring to finish the 3C and 3D books.
 BA Level 3A covers shapes, skipcounting, and perimeter, and area.
 BA Level 3B covers multiplication and perfect squares.
 BA Level 3C includes chapters on variables, division, and measurement.
 BA Level 3D includes chapters on fractions, estimation, and area.
Beast Academy is published by Art of ProblemSolving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 25. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fullyillustrated textbook written in an engaging, comicbook style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementaryschool math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of nontrivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse 
(2 spots left)
09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online18Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 4A OR Beast Academy 4A
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 4: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D for a oneyear curriculum. We have finished the book 4A in Summer. This class will start from book 4B and then continue to book 4C in the Fall term, with about 12week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 4CD in the winter/spring to finish the 4C and 4D book.
 Beast Academy 4A covers shapes, multiplication, and exponents
 Beast Academy 4B covers counting, division, and logic.
 Beast Academy 4C covers factors, fractions, and integers
 Beast Academy 4D covers fractions, decimals, and probability
Beast Academy is published by Art of ProblemSolving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 25. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fullyillustrated textbook written in an engaging, comicbook style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementaryschool math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of nontrivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse 
(waitinglist)
09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm4:55pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online18Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 5A OR Beast Academy 5A
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 5: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. We have finished the 5A book in Summer. This class will start from the book 5B and then continues to 5C as much as we can in the Fall term. After completion of this course, the class will continue to Winter/Spring term to finish the book 5C and 5D.
 Beast Academy 5A covers solids, integers, and expressions/equations
 Beast Academy 5B covers statistics, factors&multiples, and fractions
 Beast Academy 5C covers sequences, ratios/rates, and decimals
 Beast Academy 5D covers percents, square roots, and exponents
Beast Academy is published by Art of ProblemSolving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 25. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fullyillustrated textbook written in an engaging, comicbook style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementaryschool math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of nontrivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:05pm7:05pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online18
Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 5A OR Beast Academy 5A
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 5: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. We have finished the 5A book in Summer. This class will start from the book 5B and then continues to 5C as much as we can in the Fall term. After completion of this course, the class will continue to Winter/Spring term to finish the book 5C and 5D.
 Beast Academy 5A covers solids, integers, and expressions/equations
 Beast Academy 5B covers statistics, factors&multiples, and fractions
 Beast Academy 5C covers sequences, ratios/rates, and decimals
 Beast Academy 5D covers percents, square roots, and exponents
Beast Academy is published by Art of ProblemSolving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 25. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fullyillustrated textbook written in an engaging, comicbook style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementaryschool math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of nontrivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:15pm7:15pm $495/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online10
This class will continue from where we left in summer term.
AoPS curriculum enhances schooltaught learning at the problemsolving and advanced levels. It is also the foundation of competition math.
This full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJune to complete.
PreAlgebra A (fall term) includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. We introduce beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.
PreAlgebra B (winter/spring term) includes percents, square roots, exploration of geometric tools and strategies, topics of discrete mathematics and statistics, and a discussion of general problemsolving strategies.
PreAlgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problemsolving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8.
Textbook:
The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problemsolving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Leah Hoff 
(1 spot left)
09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 6:05pm7:35pm $735/term No class on Nov. 23 & 25Location: Online18AoPS curriculum enhances schooltaught learning at the problemsolving and advanced levels. It is also the foundation of competition math.
This full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from SeptJune to complete.
AOPS PreAlgebra A (SeptDecember)
Prealgebra A includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. We introduce beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.
PreAlgebra B (JanuaryJune)
Prealgebra B includes percents, square roots, exploration of geometric tools and strategies, topics of discrete mathematics and statistics, and a discussion of general problemsolving strategies.
Prealgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problemsolving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8.
Textbook:
The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problemsolving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Angela Norse  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm6:00pm $600/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online17
AoPS Intro to Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the schoolbased Algebra curriculum.
Algebra A (fall term) starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 10.
Algebra B (winter/spring term) starts from Chapter 11 and covers Chapters 11 to 22.
Textbook: Introduction to Algebra
The topics in this book include the following: Exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations to these problems. Important facts and powerful problemsolving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 1000 problems.
This book can serve as a complete Algebra I course, and also includes many concepts covered in Algebra II. Middle school students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, high school students preparing for the AMC, and other students seeking to master the fundamentals of algebra will find this book an instrumental part of their mathematics libraries.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Manny Norse  09/20 to 12/13 24 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:00pm7:30pm $900/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online17
AoPS Geometry is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the schoolbased Geometry curriculum.
Geometry A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 9
Geometry B starts from Chapter 10 and covers Chapters 10 to 19
Textbook: Introduction to Geometry
The topics in this book include the following: similar triangles, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, funky areas, power of a point, threedimensional geometry, transformations, introductory trigonometry, and more.
The text is structured to inspire the reader to explore and develop new ideas. Each section starts with problems, giving the student a chance to solve them without help before proceeding. The text then includes solutions and explanations of these problems. Important facts and powerful problemsolving approaches are highlighted throughout the text. In addition to the instructional material, the book contains well over 900 problems.
This book serves as a complete geometry course and is ideal for students who have mastered basic algebra, such as solving linear equations. Middle school students preparing for MATHCOUNTS, high school students preparing for the AMC, and other students seeking to master the fundamentals of geometry will find this book an instrumental part of their mathematics libraries.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via the Courses page.
Instructor: Manny Norse 
09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:30pm6:00pm $900/term No class on Nov. 23 and 25Location: Online17
AoPS Intermediate Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the schoolbased Algebra II curriculum.
Intermediate Algebra A starts from Chapter 1 and covers Chapters 1 to 9
Intermediate Algebra B starts from Chapter 10 and covers Chapters 10 to 20
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra
The topics in this book include the following: advanced quadratics, polynomials, conics, general functions, logarithms, clever factorizations and substitutions, systems of equations, sequences, and series, symmetric sums, advanced factoring methods, classical inequalities, functional equations, and more.
This comprehensive textbook is the followup to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. It covers Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus, as well as advanced topics such as problemsolving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.
To ensure your child is a good fit for this class, you may have him or her take the online math assessment test at http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/assessment_test_list.php
Instructor: Manny Norse  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 2:00pm3:00pm $255/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online17
This Math Competition class for grades 46 will focus on learning and practicing problemsolving skills with the materials from all the following 3 contests. Students enrolled in this class will be invited to the online adaptive learning system for the Math League contest.
Math Olympiad stimulates enthusiasm and a love for mathematics. It teaches strategies for problemsolving and developing mathematical flexibility in solving problems.
Math League expands on basic math concepts taught in schools by using more challenging questions and word problems, requiring students to use critical thinking to complete each question accurately and in a timely manner. All questions must be finished in the allotted time, and due to this constraint, the course focuses on practical strategies to quickly and accurately answer these types of questions.
Math Kangaroo is a great way to introduce elementary school students to the world of competitive math. It is an interactive, prizebased competition consisting of puzzles and logictype problems. Math Kangaroo is open to students in grades 1  12; the competition offers 24 problems to be solved within 75 minutes for grades 15 and 30 questions for students in grades 5 and up.
Instructor: Manny Norse; Andrew Su  09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 6:00pm7:00pm $600/term No class on Nov. 23 and 25Location: Online17
MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problemsolving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, inperson "bee" style contests. It provides engaging math programs to middle school students to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problemsolving. This class mainly works on the school and regional level of MathCounts problems.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25question, 40minute, multiplechoice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problemsolving skills. The contest is held in November every year and for students in grades 8 and below.
This class is designed to learn the common problemsolving strategies for both competitions and also working on the previous years of competition for practice. By the end of the class, students will have been exposed to hundreds of MathCounts/AMC 8 test questions to help them to succeed.
The focus of this class is on testtaking strategies and critical thinking skills. Most students have the basic knowledge they need to take the competition, so our philosophy is to help students in the other requirements of the competition, namely, accuracy and speed. The testtaking strategies taught in this class will help students not only in the competitions but also in the future for taking other tests inside and outside of school (such as the SAT and ACT).
Prerequisites: Students have completed AGS I or Algebra I. For great achievements in the competitions, students find that AoPS Algebra class helps a lot along with this competition class.
Note: The class materials used for this class are not repeated in 2 years. So students may join this class multiple times in 2 years to refine their competition skills.
Instructor: Manny Norse  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 9:00am11:00am $600/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online17
MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problemsolving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, inperson "bee" style contests. The four levels of MathCounts competitions are School, Regional, State, National, from easy to hard. This class is to prepare competitive students for the state and national level of MathCounts competition.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 is a 25question, 75minute, multiplechoice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February for students in grades 10 and below.
This course uses many previously used AMC/MathCounts questions both for class and homework. In addition, we use many supplemental questions taken from competition math textbooks that will be used for homework to further reinforce the strategies and concepts taught in class. By the end of the course, students will be exposed to thousands of AMC/MathCounts test questions.
The focus of this class is on testtaking strategies and critical thinking skills. Most students have the basic knowledge they need to take the competition, so our philosophy is to help students in the other requirements of the competition, namely, accuracy and speed.
Prerequisites: Students have completed AGS II or Algebra I and Geometry. For great achievements in the competitions, students find that AoPS Algebra and Geometry class helps to build up the foundation along with this competition class.
Note: The class materials used for this class are not repeated in 2 years. So students may join this class multiple times in 2 years to refine their competition skills.
Instructor: Manny Norse  10/05 to 11/30 16 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm6:30pm $600/term No class on Nov 25Location: Online5
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are nationwide tests administered by the Mathematical Association of America that qualify you for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Only those with top scores will be invited to take the AIME. The MAA recommends 9th and 10th graders take the AMC 10, and 11th and 12th graders take the AMC 12. You can take the AMC 10 and/or 12 multiple times.
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 each have 25 questions. You have 75 minutes for the entire exam. Note that you don't need to get all of the questions right to get a qualifying score. You just have to do better than most of the other students taking the exam! Keep that in mind as you come up with a strategy for the test.
You need to be in the top 5% of scorers on the AMC 12 or the top 2.5% of scorers on the AMC 10 to qualify, so the vast majority of people who take the AMC exams don't qualify. But, if you do qualify, you can take the American Invitation Mathematics Examination, or AIME.
If you do well on the AIME, you can qualify for the US Mathematical Olympiad. The top scorers from that competition then have the opportunity to train to be on the US team that competes at the International Math Olympiad. (You can find more info on this process over at the Mathematical Association of American website .)
It's a long process to get to the IMO, and very few students make it that far. But even just taking the AIME can set you apart in the college admissions process, especially if you are interested in engineering programs. Along with a high GPA and strong SAT/ACT scores, taking the AIME is a way to signal to colleges you have superior math and problemsolving skills.
This course will help students to be more ready for do well on AMC 10/12 tests. We will use customized materials for different topics in the competition and also use many previously AMC 10/12 questions both in class and for homework.
Instructor: Suyash Pandit; Anay Aggarwal  11/19 to 02/11 10 Classes Saturday 1:00pm2:00pm $215/term No class on Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31Location: Online8
High School Science Bowl Training
Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students. Students will face off in a fastpaced, questionandanswer format, and to be tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy, and math. The winner of the academic portion of the Regional Science Bowl wins an allexpensespaid trip to Washington DC to compete in the National Science Bowl.
This is a great opportunity for students who are passionate about science and engineering to show off their talents in this academic competition. In preparing for the middle school Science Bowl Competition, schools will select students to form teams in the fall and train the teams for regional competition in JanMar.
Instructor: Scott Martin
Here is the link for high school science bowl sample questions: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb/RegionalCompetitions/Resources/HSSampleQuestions
This training class focus on Biology and Chmistry related questions in Science Bowl for High School.  11/17 to 02/09 10 Classes Thursday 8:00pm9:00pm $215/term No class on Nov 24, Dec 22 & 29Location: Online8
High School Science Bowl Training
Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students. Students will face off in a fastpaced, questionandanswer format, and to be tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, energy, and math. The winner of the academic portion of the Regional Science Bowl wins an allexpensespaid trip to Washington DC to compete in the National Science Bowl.
This is a great opportunity for students who are passionate about science and engineering to show off their talents in this academic competition. In preparing for the middle school Science Bowl Competition, schools will select students to form teams in the fall and train the teams for regional competition in JanMar.
Instructor: Shawn Preston
Here is the link for high school science bowl sample questions: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb/RegionalCompetitions/Resources/HSSampleQuestions
This training class focus on Earth and Space science related questions in Science Bowl for High School. 
09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 1:00pm3:00pm $495/term Private tutoring is available by text 5039152956Location: Online8
Course Objective: This class gives young students a strong foundation in the scientific discipline of biology. Students will learn about taxonomy, cell structure and types of cells, photosynthesis, plant structure, and life cycles, singlecelled organisms and how they move and eat, the life cycle of the frog, the life cycle of the butterfly, and ecosystems.
This is a oneyear curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.
Text Books: (provided in PDF format)
Biology by PRENTICE HALL
Instructor: Scott Martin 
09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 3:00pm5:00pm $495/term Private tutoring is available by text 5039152956Location: Online8
Course Objective: This is a oneyear, 34lesson course for Middle school students who want to learn Chemistry in advance. Students who finish this course will be ready for Honor Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry courses in High School.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or AGS 1
This is a oneyear curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.
Course Plan for one school year:
Middle School Chemistry A covers Chapters 17 in 14 weeks
Chapter 1: Chemistry and Measurement
Chapter 2: Matter
Chapter 3: Formulas and Names of Compounds
Chapter 4: Chemical Quantities
Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions
Chapter 6: Stoichiometry
Chapter 7: Gases
Middle School Chemistry B covers Chapters 819 in 20 weeks
Chapter 8: Atomic Theory
Chapter 9: Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 10: Electrons
Chapter 11: Patterns in the Periodic Table
Chapter 12: Bonding
Chapter 13: Thermodynamics
Chapter 14: Solids and Liquids
Chapter 15: Solutions
Chapter 16: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
Chapter 17: Acids and Bases
Chapter 18: Electrochemistry
Chapter 19: Organic Chemistry
Text Books:
Instructor: Scott Martin  09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm6:00pm $495/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online16
Course Objective: This is a one year course for typical freshmen in high school to get ready to take the AP physics 1 and 2. The curriculum is corresponding to the firstyear high school STEM physics. It's a great class for students who have learned advanced math therefore use math to solve complex and interesting realworld problems.
(1) To build a solid conceptual understanding of physics.
(2) To apply math skills to solve Physics problems.
(3) To prepare students for AP/IB Physics classes in High School.Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Unit 1: Mechanics
Chapter 23: Equilibrium and Linear Motion
Chapter 46: Newton's Laws of Motion
Chapter 79: Momentum and Energy
Chapter 1014: Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
Chapter 1516: Special RelativityUnit 2: Properties of Matter
Chapter 17: Atomic Nature of Matter
Chapter 1820: Solids, Liquids, GasUnit 3: Heat
Chapter 2123: Heat Transfer
Chapter 24: ThermodynamicsUnit 4: Sound and Light
Chapter 2527: Waves, Sound, Light
Chapter 2831: Color, Reflection, Lenses
Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Chapter 3235: Static and Current Electricity
Chapter 3637: Magnetism and Electromagnetic InductionUnit 6: Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapter 38: The Atom and the Quantum
Chapter 39: The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
Chapter 40: Nuclear Fission and FusionText Books: (Free rental from Sunshine library)
The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.
Instructor: Maggie Greenwood 
09/21 to 12/16 24 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:00pm5:00pm $600/term Private tutoring is available by text 5039152956Location: Online8
This Summer class will teach the topics in AP Biology as much as we can.
AP Biology review and exam prep class
Reviews concepts and skills covered in AP Biology, prepares AP and IB students getting ready for AP Biology exam in May.
Class Material and Textbook:
Instructor: Scott Martin
1. Barron's AP Biology Review
2. Practice Assignment from College Board 
09/21 to 12/14 24 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:00pm7:00pm $600/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online16
This is a new class to teach AP Physics 1 in the Fall term. Students who finish AP Physics 1 may start AP Physics 2 in Winter/Spring term.
Prerequisite: Algebra I/Basic Trigonometry or Algebra II
This is a oneyear curriculum and will be finished in Fall and Winter/Spring Terms, from Sep to Jun, about 34 weeks.
This class is designed to support 8th/9th grade to learn to advance or support their school learning by making up gaps. It seeks to broaden students' horizons on a wide range of physics topics. Physics relies heavily on theories and experimentations that are highly quantitative to support conclusions.
Accordingly, foundational knowledge of algebra is required to succeed in this course. For example, students will be required to find the slope and area under graphs. In addition to that, students should have a good handle on basic trigonometrical functions. In this course, students will learn about Mechanics, States of Matter, Waves and light, Electricity and magnetism and Modern physics. Furthermore, students will be expected to construct and judge the validity of a logical argument, demonstrate effective oral and listening skills, use technology in a responsible manner.
Textbook:
Physics: Principles with Applications by Giancoli (AP Physics 1+2, Algebra based)Note: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.

09/22 to 12/15 12 Classes Thursday 6:00pm7:30pm $600/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online3
This is a new course to teach AP Physics Mechanics, with a focus to prepare for F=MA exam by practice on F=MA exam problems. The Course is designed to finish in one school year from Sep to May.
Prerequisite:
1. Calculus (Easy version, could parallel taking it at Sunshine, text 5039152956 for detail)
2. Have finished the Copceptual Physics Mechanics units
3. Be motivated to work on F=MA problems.Textbooks:
1. Customized teaching material in class
2. 5th edition of Halliday, Resnick, and Krane’s Physics Volume 1
3. Morin’s Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics
4. Past years of F=MA examsNote: The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.
Reference Information:
Our Teaching Philosophy: "Teaching Physics in the right way is hard, and finding the right teachers is even harder. Teaching formulas is very easy, but that does not help in understanding the concepts, and good physics is all about concepts. F=ma focuses a lot on conceptual depth."
The pathway to International Physics Olympiad:
F=MA > USA Physics Olympiad > Physics Team > IPhOOur Course Sequence to qualify for USA Physics Olympiad:
Instructor: Purushottam Goel
1. PreAlgebra > Introduction to Physics;
2. Algebra1 > Conceptual Physics, at least the mechanics units
3. Algebra 1 plus Basic Trigonometry or Algebra2 > AP Physics 1+2 plus F=MA practice;
4. Calculus (Easy version is ok)> AP Physics C Mechanics plus more F=MA Practice  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 9:00am10:30am $395/term This class is inperson only. No class on Nov. 26Location: Rm 2
This class is specially designed for the online live class. This class will cover the basics of building and programming in LEGO Robotics. Students will learn to follow building instructions to construct robots, as well as design their own robots and programs to complete a variety of tasks using the LEGO Robotics
We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists! Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!
We will use the following toolkits in our classroom:
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit for Kids, AwardWinning STEM Learning Toy
We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!
Instructor: Erika Toliao  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 11:00am12:30pm $395/term This class is inperson only. No class on Nov. 26Location: Rm 2
We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists! Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!
This class is specially designed for the online live class and is for students who already have some knowledge about LEGO EV3 Robotics and coding. This class will cover the basics of building and programming in LEGO Robotics. Through handson learning, students will learn to follow building instructions to construct robots, as well as design their own robots and programs to complete a variety of tasks using the amazing LEGO EV3 Mindstorms Educationtional Robot Toolkit.
We will use the following toolkits in our classroom:
LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robotics Core Set 45544
We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!
Instructor: Erika Toliao; Douglas Macklin  09/24 to 12/17 12 classes Saturday 10:30am12:30pm $515/term This class is inperson only. No class on Nov. 26Location: Rm 2
We believe that every child is a scientist and that we can help children become even better scientists! Robotics is a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology!
This class is specially designed for the online live class and is for middle school students who want to explore the fun with LEGO EV3 MindStorm Robotics and Coding. This class will cover the basics of building and programming in LEGO Robotics. Through handson learning, students will learn to construct robots, as well as design their own robots and programs to complete a variety of tasks using the amazing LEGO EV3 Mindstorms Educationtional Robot Toolkit.
We will use the following toolkits in our classroom:
LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robotics Core Set 45544
We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!
Instructor: Erika Toliao; Douglas Macklin 
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09/26 to 12/12 12 Classes Monday 5:30pm7:00pm $375/term Location: Online13This class is for students with no programming experience and who want to choose Python as their first programming language to learn.
Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra
Python is a widelyused programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. This course is designed for all ages who want to learn to program with Python. We will learn the basics such as installing and running Python, variables, strings, and text, interacting with users, conditions, and logic, etc. We will develop several small games using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.
This class includes the following Python Language Skills:
 Introduction to programming languages.
 How to install Python?
 Introduction to Python IDLE environment
 Programming at Prompt >>>
 Introduction to different operators +,,*,/,% and doing simple calculations on prompts
 Variables and different types of data types.
 Strings and indexing and slicing on strings.
 Introduction to different types of string functions
 Different types of operators like arithmetical, comparison, and Boolean operators
 Conditional programming and using different types of IF statements in Python.
 Introduction to math modules and using various string and mathematical functions.
 Creating simple mathematical and conditional programs.
 Lists in Python
Projects:
 Group project  create your own! (random groups)
 Group project  each group is assigned different instructions (2 random groups)
 Solo project  create your own!
LABS:
 1.1: Divide by X
 1.2: Calories
 2.1 Using Math Functions
 2.2: Input & Output Formatted
 09/23 to 12/16 12 Classes Friday 4:30pm6:00pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online13
This class is for students who have finished the Python programming beginnerA class or who already have at least one term of formal Python Programming training. Students who have very good programming skills with another language such as Java or c++ may also join this class to transfer to Python.
Prerequisites for this course: Pre Algebra
Python is a widelyused programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. In Python II, we will learn using functions and modules to organize programs, using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data, debugging, building graphical interfaces, etc. We will develop several small games or some applications which may automate some boring stuff in our life using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.
This class includes following things:
 Introduction to different types of loops.
 Programming based on FOR loops and While Loop.
 Introduction to sequence data types: Lists, Tuples, Sets, Dictionaries
 Programming on lists.
 Introduction to turtle modules and turtle programming.
 Turtle programming projects
Projects:
 Building Grade calculator
 Making HELLO WORLD projects using Turtle Graphics.
 Making Various shapes using Turtle graphics
 Building Turtle CAR
 09/22 to 12/15 12 Classes Thursday 5:30pm7:00pm $375/term No class on Nov. 24Location: Online7
This class is for students who have finished the Python programming JuniorA class.
Python is a widelyused programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful. Python is the best introductory programming language. In Python II, we will learn using functions and modules to organize programs, using lists, sets, and dictionaries to organize data, debugging, building graphical interfaces, etc. We will develop several small games or some applications which may automate some boring stuff in our life using what we learn in class and make the learning fun and creative.
This class includes following things:
 Complex programming
 Functional Programming
 Exceptional Handling
 Recursive Functions
 OOPS Concepts like classes and Objects.
 Introduction to Tkinter modules
 Introduction to permutations and combinations using itertools modules
 Introduction to arrays and Numpy library.
Projects:
 Making Games with graphics
 Phone number validation
 Area Calculator
 TicToeGame
 10/25 to 12/13 8 Classes Tuesday 5:30pm6:30pm $175/term Location: Online13
American Computer Science League (ACSL http://www.acsl.org/ ) organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
Each contest round consists of two parts: a written section (short answer test) and a programming section. Written topics tested include "what does this program do?", digital electronics, Boolean algebra, computer numbering systems, recursive functions, data structures (primarily dealing with binary search trees, stacks, and queues), regular expressions, bit string flicking, graph theory, and prefix/postfix/infix notation.
Only Students from Grade 6 to Grade 9 are allowed to participate in the Junior Division.
The Fall term will have 8 classes to prepare students for Contest #1 and Contest #2, and the Winter term will have 10 classes to prepare students for Contest #3 and Contest #4. Sunshine will have another 6 classes to prepare students who qualified for the ACSL Finals competition.
Topics for Contest #1 covers the following areas:
1. Computer Number Systems
2. Recursive Functions
3. What Does This Program Do?  BranchingTopics for Contest #2 covers the following areas:
1. Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
2. BitString Flicking
3. What Does This Program Do?  LoopingTopics for Contest #3 covers the following areas:
1. Boolean Algebra
2. Data Structures
3. What Does This Program Do?  ArraysTopics for Contest #4 covers the following areas:
1. Graph Theory
2. Digital Electronics
3. What Does This Program Do?  StringsNo prior programming experience is required to attend this training class. Students are expected to be proficient in Algebra 1 with good problemsolving skills.
The above topics will be taught in the level required to excel in the ACSL Junior Division competition.
Here are the contest events detail and registration link:
Instructor: Shilpa Sharma
https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/ course.php?term=55&course_ category=30  11/02 to 12/14 6 Classes Wednesday 6:00pm7:00pm $135/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online13
ACSL Computer Contest Elementary Division
American Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
The ACSL elementary contest consists of nonprogramming problems. Four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30minute, 5question contest each month. The topics covered are:
Contest #1: Computer Number Systems
Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
Contest #3: Boolean Algebra
Contest #4: Graph Theory.
Students will be given a 5question test of questions on the given topic that encourages the use of strong problemsolving skills to get the correct answer.
In this class, we will teach the Computer Number Systems for conttest 1 and get students ready for the contest #1 which is on Nov 19, 2022. And then we will teach the Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notations for the contest #2 and get students ready for the contest #2 which is on Jan 6, 2023
No prior programming experience is required to attend this training class. Students are expected to be good at fifthgrade math with good problemsolving skills.
Here is the contest events detail and registration link:
https://www.
Instructor: Shilpa Sharmasunshineeliteeducation.com/ course.php?term=55&course_ category=30  10/01 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 3:45pm5:15pm $495/term Location: Online13
This class will improve students, who have experience with python, problemsolving skills, logic, mathematics, programming sense, confidence, and speaking skills. In this class, we will solve a lot of problems together and make sure students will be able to present their ideas (logic), discuss with their classmates, and work with classmates. All those skills we will work on are in favor of the students not just learning how to code but also how to network with other classmates and communicate their ideas.
Instructor: Jeffrey Chan
This class will extensively work on list, for loops, while loops, if else else if statements, strings, object oriented programming and manipulating data structures. Albeit it looks like there are only a few topics, in the research industry, that’s 70% of what researchers do with Python, specifically in machine learning or artificial intelligent field. Building a rocksolid foundation from those basic data structures and logic, students will be in a better position for their futures
because most of the jobs that are related to the STEM major will require some sort of programming experience.
The expected outcome of this class:
Students will have a solid foundation for ACSL and USACO bronze to silver. This algorithms and problem solving with Python is the equivalent class as Data Structure and Algorithms – USACO Bronze to Silver.
Recommendation:
Before committing to USACO Algorithms – Silver to Gold, those who are interested in Data Structure and Algorithms – USACO Bronze to Silver should consider taking this class.
We highly suggested students take this class and Intro to C++ together because USACO Silver to Gold will be using C++ instead of python. So once you finish both classes for Fall, you are solid and ready for the USACO Algorithm  Silver to Gold in Winter/Spring term.  10/02 to 12/18 12 Classes Sunday 8:30am10:00am $495/term Location: Online13
This class mainly focus on improve students problem solving skills with hundreds of USACO Silver to Gold leve problems. It helps students analyzing problems, designing programming flow, optimization problem solving algorithms and C++ coding techniques. Students finish this class should be very well prepared to pass the USACO Silver contests and be ready to go USACO Gold level.
Instructor: Jeffrey Chan
Students should already have solid programming skills either using Python, Java or C++. It's recommended to take the Algorithms and Problem Solving class or the USACO Algorithms for Silver to Gold class before taking this class. If students has been just using Python so far, taking the Intruduction to C++ class is also recommended.
The USACO (http://www.usaco.org) supports computing education in the USA and worldwide by identifying, motivating, and training highschool computing students at all levels. It has very rich resources to help students to learn computer programming at different levels. USACO usually offers 3 online contests in a year: The first contests usually is set in December, and second contest is in January and third contest is in Feburary. Students who demonstrate outstanding performance in USACO online programming competitions are eligible for selection as a finalist invited to attend the USACO summer training camp for further instruction, and for consideration as a potential member of the USA team to attend the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).  10/02 to 12/18 12 Classes Sunday 6:00pm8:00pm $495/term Location: Online13
C++ is a powerful generalpurpose programming language. It can be used to develop operating systems, GPU, embedded systems, drones, self driveing cars, , AI, machine learning, jets, browsers, games, and so on. C++ supports different ways of programming like procedural, objectoriented, functional, and so on. This makes C++ powerful as well as flexible.
C++ is an intermediatelevel language; learning this language will give you a much deeper understanding of programming structure. In C++, you have to write, declare, and explain everything in the source code, giving you a deeper knowledge of all the program parts. Also, the syntax of C, C++, and Java are almost the same, so learning Java and C after C++ will be very easy.
Other languages like Python are much easier to understand because they are almost syntaxfree. You don't have to specify everything while writing its code, which makes the programming part easy, but you don't get the opportunity to learn the logic structure of the program like C++. Once you have learned the C++ language, then other languages will be easy for you to learn, as your foundation becomes strong.
This is a class you can't miss if you are planning to take the USACO competitions.
Instructor: Jeffrey Chan  09/23 to 12/17 12 Classes Friday 5:00pm6:00pm $255/term Inperson only; No class on Nov. 26Location: Rm 3
Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problemsolving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.
This class is for the beginner who has little to no experience with Chess but wants to learn. In this class, students will learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.
Instructor: Alexander Wedow 
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09/23 to 12/16 12 Classes Friday 5:30pm6:30pm $255/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online4Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problemsolving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.
This class will teach more about basic opening strategies and more advanced tactical tricks and patterns.
The Summer session will start fresh, not just continue the 20202021 curriculum. We test the current skills for all students, integrate new students, and work on strategies and tactics for two main phases of the game. First we will all learn and practice a typical chess opening. Second, we will focus on the key endgame patterns. This rewards pattern training and visualization skills.For the online classes, students will need to use a chess.com account in order to play chess during the class. Younger students can use ChessKid or other portals otherwise, but please have a regular chess.com account just for class. The instructor can observe all games at once. Another benefit from playing these games online is that the instructor can also comment on each student's games at some point during the course, and send those personal suggestions for improvement to the class.
Instructor: Charles Schulien  09/21 to 12/14 12 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm6:30pm $395/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online4
Chess is the classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. It promotes brain growth, raises your IQ, teaches planning and foresight, sparks your creativity, increases problemsolving skills, and optimizes memory improvement.
The summer 2021 course builds on lessons from some great players. Active learning techniques will help students retain the lessons, and they can apply this method to learning from any master games on their own. Student play, ideally in at least 12 tournaments, even online, is strongly encouraged. It is important to test your skills, and student game review is another part of the curriculum. Thus we personalize the courses while seeking to illustrate how to apply strategic concepts in your games.
Recommendation: Students who have a rating 900 or above.
Instructor: Charles Schulien  09/26 to 12/12 12 Classes Monday 4:15pm5:45pm $395/term Location: Rm 3
These art classes are aimed at fostering young students’ general appreciation toward the arts while learning fundamental skills for their artistic expression.
Additionally, this class will teach students to develop their ability to “see” the real world in creating fine drawings and quick sketches from life. It will introduce basic concepts of shape and form, volume, texture, values of shades, basic design, 13 prospective, basic color theory, and much more. The goal is to complete a piece of work in each class while furthering their interest and knowledge in the expression of fine art.Class supplies to prepare by students:
Instructor: Tie Li
1. A Sketch book (9“x12” size is recommended)
2. Color pencils or color markers.
3. Later on will need some watercolors. 
09/24 to 11/12 8 Sessions Saturday 10:30am12:00pm $360/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online6
This is an 8week complete review and test practice package for students who plan to take SAT tests.
This package uses materials focused on the most complicated SAT topics and problems as well as more advanced test skills and time management strategies to optimize scores. The package includes proctored tests that replicate the stress of the actual test.
All class materials are offered in PDF files for free. The hard copy of books may involve extra book fees.
Instructor: Julie Hlad 
09/23 to 11/11 8 Classes Friday 3:30pm5:00pm $360/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online16
This is an 8weeks complete review and test practice package for students who plan to take SAT tests.
This package is for students who want to further improve their SAT scores. This package uses materials focused on the most complicated SAT topics and problems as well as more advanced test skills and time management strategies to optimize scores. The package includes proctored tests that replicate the stress of the actual test.
All class materials are offered in PDF files for free. The hard copy of books may involve extra book fees.  09/24 to 12/17 12 Classes Saturday 1:00pm2:30pm $450/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online6
This is a test prep class for students who want to prepare for the SSAT or HSPT test to apply for private high schools or talented search programs.
The SSAT score is required by OES, Catlin Cable high school application or it can be used to qualify the talented search program such as Johns Hopkins for talented youth https://cty.jhu.edu/. SSAT tests usually are hosted by some local schools like OES, Catlin Cable. The tests are usually offered in December, January, and February.
The HSPT test is similar to the SSAT test, which is used by the Christian High schools like Jesuit, St. Mary, or Valley Catholic. HSPT test is usually offered in January by the private school like Jesuit.
This class in Summer term focuses on fundamental skills of Reading/Vocabulary/Writing for Upperlevel SSAT/HSPT, which is also good for students who wants to improve on Reading/Vocabulary/Writing skills.
The class in Fall term will be more test centralized with more practice tests and reviews.Class Materials:
We are using different class materials from multiple resources. The materials used in Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring terms are different and complement each other. All class materials will be provided by ecopy via the class page on your Sunshine account.
Instructor: Julie Hlad  11/01 to 12/31 18 Classes Anyday 9:00am9:00pm $25/18 online tests Location: Online
This class includes 18 online tests for 2fulllength CogAt practice. It's to help students who have passed the CogAt screening tests to prepare the fulllengh CogAt test in late November or December.
All those online tests will be automatically graded. You will be able to see your test report immediately after submitting your test and be able to check the correct answers in your test report. If you still have confusions to solve the cogAt problems after those online tests practice, or if you want to further refine your CogAt skills, you may register the CogAt class on November 10 & 11 at 1012 ( no school days next Thursday and Friday)
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rdgrade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
This class is an intensive test preparation class which will go through all 9 sections in CogAt tests, but with more focus on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec. Students who get 99%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
11/10 to 11/11 2 Classes 10:00am12:00pm $100/term Location: Online20
This class includes 2 online sessions on noschool days of November 10 & 11 to help students who have passed the CogAt screening tests to prepare the fulllength CogAt test. The class will go through a full length CogAt test to learn the strategies for each section but focus more on solving the hard problems
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rdgrade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
This class is an intensive test preparation class which will go through all 9 sections in CogAt tests, but with more focus on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec. Students who get 99%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake  11/01 to 12/31 18 Classes Anyday 9:00am9:00pm $25/18 online tests Location: Online
This class includes 18 online tests for 2fulllength CogAt practice. It's to help students who have passed the CogAt screening tests to prepare the fulllengh CogAt test in late November or December.
All those online tests will be automatically graded. You will be able to see your test report immediately after submitting your test and be able to check the correct answers in your test report. If you still have confusions to solve the cogAt problems after those online tests practice, or if you want to further refine your CogAt skills, you may register the CogAt class on November 10 & 11 at 13 ( no school days next Thursday and Friday)
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5thgrade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall, A student in K3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.
The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
The first 8week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.
The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
11/10 to 11/11 2 Classes 1:00pm3:00pm $100/term Location: Online20
This class includes 2 online sessions on noschool days of November 10 & 11 to help students who have passed the CogAt screening tests to prepare the fulllength CogAt test. The class will go through a full length CogAt test to learn the strategies for each section but focus more on solving the hard problems
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5thgrade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall, A student in K3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.
The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
The first 8week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.
The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
09/21 to 10/21 10 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm6:30pm $315/term Location: Online8
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rdgrade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
This class is an intensive test preparation class which will go through all 9 sections in CogAt tests, but with more focus on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec. Students who get 99%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Alexander Wedow 
09/24 to 10/22 5 Classes Saturday 10:00am12:00pm $215/term Location: Online20
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rdgrade students in Elementary school to qualify for the TAG program. The purpose is to let students study the test skills and get better performance in the test. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
This class is an intensive test preparation class which will go through all 9 sections in CogAt tests, but with more focus on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd graders in BSD schools at the end of October.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec. Students who get 99%+ in the full test will be identified as TAG students in elementary school.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
09/21 to 10/21 10 Classes Wednesday,Friday 5:00pm6:30pm $315/term Location: Online20
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5thgrade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall, A student in K3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.
The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
The first 8week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.
The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
09/24 to 10/22 5 Classes Saturday 1:00pm3:00pm $215/term Location: Online20
This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5thgrade students to qualify for the middle school SUMMA program. The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall, A student in K3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.
The purpose of this class is to let students learn the test skills and get ready for the tests. The long term benefit of this class is to help students improve the cognitive and reasoning abilities by learning logical and creative thinking behind the materials, which are critical for their future success.
The first 8week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then the remaining 6 weeks will focus more on the other sections, practice, and strategies.
The CogAt screening test will be given to all 5th graders in BSD schools at the end of October or the beginning of November each year.
Students who get 97% or plus in the screening test will be invited to take the full test in Dec or Jan. Students who get 99% in the full test will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle schools.
Sunshine will provide all testing materials for students to practice with. We use the online practice test with instant scoring and report along with the classes. All online practice test reports are saved in your Sunshine account and you may check your child's performance via the "Assessment Tests" link in your account.
Instructor: Tami Bake 
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11/19 to 03/24 4 ACSL Annual Contest Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,Saturday 8:45am9:30am $50/4 tests in the year of 20222023; Test dates are Nov 19, Jan 06, Feb 11, and Mar 24Location: OnlineAmerican Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
The ACSL Elementary Division is for students from grades 4 to 6. It consists of 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 20222023 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:
Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:45am9:30am, November 19, 2022
Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Friday 5:45pm6:30pm, Jan 6, 2022
Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:45am9:30am, Feb 11, 2023
Contest #4: Graph Theory on Friday 5:45pm6:30pm, Mar 24, 2023Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 20222023. Students who passed the cutoff score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation on May 1. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 27, 2023, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.
The contests consist of nonprogramming problems in four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30minute, 5question test each month. The topics covered in 4 contests are Computer Number Systems, Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation, Boolean Algebra, and Graph Theory. You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/getstarted/studymaterials
Sunshine Elite also has the ACSL training classes to help students prepare for the contests which is aligning with the contest dates and topics. If you have questions or concerns about the contests, please contact Shilpa Sharma by Email: Shilpa.Sharma@SunshineEliteEducation.com 
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11/19 to 03/24 4 ACSL Annual Contest Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,Saturday 8:45am9:30am $50/4 tests in the year of 20222023; Test dates are Nov 19, Jan 06, Feb 11, and Mar 24Location: OnlineAmerican Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
The ACSL Junior Division is for students from grades 6 to 9. It consists of 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 20222023 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:
Contest #1: Nov 19, 2022 Saturday 8:45am9:30am,
Contest #2: Jan 6, 2022 Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,
Contest #3: Feb 11, 2023 Saturday 8:45am9:30am
Contest #4: Mar 24, 2023 Friday 5:456:30pmNote: All contests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 20222023. Students who passed the cutoff score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation on May 1. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 27, 2023, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.
Each contest in the Junior Division has two parts: a takehome 72hour time limit programming problem and a set of short answer questions. Each short answer test consists of 2 questions on each of the first two topics listed below and 1 question on the third topic for a total of 5 questions. The time limit for the 5 question test is 30 minutes.
Below are the topics for each contest and the study material links:You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/getstarted/studymaterials
Instructor: Shilpa Sharma
Sunshine Elite also has the ACSL training classes to help students prepare for the contests which is aligning with the contest dates and topics. If you have questions or concerns about the contests, please contact Shilpa Sharma by Email: Shilpa.Sharma@SunshineEliteEducation.com  11/19 to 03/24 4 ACSL Annual Contest Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,Saturday 8:45am9:30am $50/4 tests in the year of 20222023; Test dates are Nov 19, Jan 06, Feb 11, and Mar 24Location: Online
American Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
The ACSL Senior Division contest is the best for middle/high school students with programming experience, expecially those already taking and being good at ACSL Junior contests. ACSL Senior Division has 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 20222023 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:
Contest #1: Nov 19, 2022 Saturday 8:45am9:30am,
Contest #2: Jan 6, 2022 Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,
Contest #3: Feb 11, 2023 Saturday 8:45am9:30am
Contest #4: Mar 24, 2023 Friday 5:456:30pmNote: All contests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 20222023. Students who passed the cutoff score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation on May 1. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 27, 2023, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.
Each contest consists of an online 30minute, 5question short answer test and an online programming problem to solve in 72 hours. The Short Problems topics are the same in the Intermediate and Senior Divisions. The Senior Division problems are more challenging than those in the Intermediate Division. Below are the topics for each contest and the study material links:Contest 1
Computer Number Systems
Recursive Functions
What Does This Program Do?
Contest 2Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
BitString Flicking
LISP
Contest 3Boolean Algebra
Data Structures
FSAs and Regular Expressions
Contest 4Graph Theory
Digital Electronics
Assembly LanguageYou may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/getstarted/studymaterials
Instructor: Shilpa Sharma
Sunshine Elite also has the ACSL training classes to help students prepare for the contests which is aligning with the contest dates and topics. If you have questions or concerns about the contest, please contact Shilpa Sharma by Email: Shilpa.Sharma@SunshineEliteEducation.com  11/19 to 03/24 4 ACSL Annual Contest Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,Saturday 8:45am9:30am $50/4 tests in the year of 20222023; Test dates are Nov 19, Jan 06, Feb 11, and Mar 24Location: Online
American Computer Science League (www.acsl.org), ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
The ACSL Junior Division is for students from grades 6 to 9. It consists of 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 20222023 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:
Contest #1: Nov 19, 2022 Saturday 8:45am9:30am,
Contest #2: Jan 6, 2022 Friday 5:45pm6:30pm,
Contest #3: Feb 11, 2023 Saturday 8:45am9:30am
Contest #4: Mar 24, 2023 Friday 5:456:30pmNote: All contests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 20222023. Students who passed the cutoff score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation on May 1. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 27, 2023, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.
Each contest in the Junior Division has two parts: a takehome 72hour time limit programming problem and a set of short answer questions. Each short answer test consists of 2 questions on each of the first two topics listed below and 1 question on the third topic for a total of 5 questions. The time limit for the 5 question test is 30 minutes.
Below are the topics for each contest and the study material links:You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/getstarted/studymaterials
Instructor: Shilpa Sharma
Sunshine Elite also has the ACSL training classes to help students prepare for the contests which is aligning with the contest dates and topics. If you have questions or concerns about the contests, please contact Shilpa Sharma by Email: Shilpa.Sharma@SunshineEliteEducation.com 
11/10 to 11/10 1 Contest 6:00pm7:30pm $30/exam non refundableLocation: Rm 2
IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored inperson in the classrooms. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who comes in the classroom 15 minutes late.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25question, 75minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.
It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.
Contest schedule at the day:
6:00pm arrive and prepare for the test
Have students prefill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately.
The test will be computerbased etest so please take your laptop to the classroom on the day. You have to stay with the etest page all the test. No other aids are permitted other than unmarked scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and other electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.
6:458:00pm Test time
 Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
 Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
 The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
 When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and submit their test without any delay.
 The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets will be sent to students by email 24 hours after the competition period is over.
Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

11/10 to 11/10 1 Contest 6:00pm7:30pm $30/exam non refundableLocation: Rm 3
IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored inperson in the classrooms. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who comes in the classroom 15 minutes late.
he American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25question, 75minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.
It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.
Contest schedule at the day:
6:00pm arrive and prepare for the test
Have students prefill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately.
The test will be computerbased etest so please take your laptop to the classroom on the day. You have to stay with the etest page all the test. No other aids are permitted other than unmarked scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and other electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.
6:458:00pm Test time
 Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
 Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
 The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
 When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and submit their test without any delay.
 The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets will be sent to students by email 24 hours after the competition period is over.
Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

11/16 to 11/16 1 Contest 6:00pm7:30pm $30/exam non refundableLocation: Rm 1
IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored inperson in the classrooms. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who comes in the classroom 15 minutes late.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25question, 75minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.
It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.
Contest schedule at the day:
6:00pm arrive and prepare for the test
Have students prefill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately.
The test will be computerbased etest so please take your laptop to the classroom on the day. You have to stay with the etest page all the test. No other aids are permitted other than unmarked scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and other electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.
6:458:00pm Test time
 Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
 Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
 The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
 When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and submit their test without any delay.
 The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets will be sent to students by email 24 hours after the competition period is over.
Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.
Instructor: Manny Norse 
11/16 to 11/16 1 Contest 6:00pm7:30pm $30/exam non refundableLocation: Rm 3
IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored inperson in the classrooms. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who comes in the classroom 15 minutes late.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10 /12 is a 25question, 75minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in February and for students in grades 10 and below.
It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.
Contest schedule at the day:
6:00pm arrive and prepare for the test
Have students prefill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately.
The test will be computerbased etest so please take your laptop to the classroom on the day. You have to stay with the etest page all the test. No other aids are permitted other than unmarked scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and other electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 questions do not require the use of a calculator.
6:458:00pm Test time
 Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
 Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
 The announcement to the students will be made when there are 15 minutes left and again when there are 5 minutes left.
 When time is up after 75 minutes, Students have to stop and submit their test without any delay.
 The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition date. The competition booklets will be sent to students by email 24 hours after the competition period is over.
Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.
Instructor: Manny Norse  01/21 to 01/21 1 Contest 4:00pm5:00pm $30/exam non refundableLocation: Rm 2
IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored inperson in the classrooms. Please join the meeting on time. The test will be canceled for any one who comes in the classroom 15 minutes late.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25question, 40minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. It is held in November and for students in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition.
It covers many advanced math subjects and requires critical thinking to be able to answer questions in an accurate and timely manner so all questions can be answered in the allotted time.
Contest schedule at the day:
4:004:20pm Arrive and prepare for the test
Have students prefill all names and demographic information on their answer sheets prior to the competition. Students must use their full legal name, no nicknames or abbreviations. They should pay careful attention to marking their name and address accurately.
The test will be computerbased etest so please take your laptop to the classroom on the day. You have to stay with the etest page all the test. No other aids are permitted other than unmarked scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and other electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. The AMC 8 questions do not require the use of a calculator.
4:205:00pm Test time
 Students are seated separated by an empty space, if possible.
 Talking or asking questions during the competition is not allowed. Students must do their own work.
 The announcement to the students will be made when there are 10 minutes left and again when there are 2 minutes left.
 When time is up after 40 minutes, Students have to stop and submit their test without any delay.
 The competition and solutions may not be discussed with anyone outside of the room either orally or digitally (e.g. email, online, and social media of any type) until 24 hours have passed from the official competition dates. The competition booklets will be sent to students by email 24 hours after the competition period is over.
Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.
 11/18 to 03/10 5 MOEMS Division E Contests Friday 5:25pm6:00pm $50/5 tests in the year of 20222023; Test dates are Fridays on Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 10Location: Online
This is the 20222023 MOEMS Math Olympiad Contests for Elementary Division (Grade 46).
Sunshine is hosting the 20222023 year of Math Olympiad Contests for elementary school division online remotely with the following schedule:
Contest #1: November 18, 2022, Friday 5:256pm
Contest #2: December 16, 2022, Friday 5:256pm
Contest #3: January 27, 2023, Friday 5:256pm
Contest #4: February 17, 2023, Friday 5:256pm
Contest #5: March 10, 2023, Friday 5:256pm
The online test will be monitored by Sunshine teachers by Zoom. Students need to login their Sunshine account to join the zoom meeting on the test dates. The final awards for participants will be amounced in May.
Math Olympiad (MOEMS) promotes problemsolving. It has two levels: Elementary Division for Grade 46 and Middle School Division for Grade 68. It includes 5 contests for each year over 5 months from November to March. The goals of Math Olympiad contests are:
 To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
 To introduce important Mathematical concepts
 To teach major strategies for problemsolving
 To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
 To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
 To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
Last year nearly 170,000 students from about 6,000 teams on 6 continents participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and 39 other countries were represented.
Here are the awards for participants: https://www.moems.org/awards.htm
Instructor: Manny Norse  12/15 to 12/15 1 Event Thursday 7:00pm8:30pm $0/event In PersonLocation: Rm 1
Willamette Valley Academy, founded by Sunshine Elite Education, is a private school currently serving 5th grade through 8th grade students located in the heart of Bethany Village. Willamette Valley Academy is a school for those who are engaged in significant pursuits beyond the traditional school classroom. Our mission is to support motivated and high achieving students and give them the opportunity to be challenged. If your child has found success in Sunshine Elite Education, we are confident you will find success in Willamette Valley Academy.
Willamette Valley Academy prioritizes small class sizes with a teacher and student ratio of 1:8. We value small class sizes to give us the ability to provide a personalized curriculum for your child. Willamette Valley Academy serves students who are looking for a more challenging and stimulating learning environment that goes beyond what public schools and SUMMA programs can provide. Our faculty members come from strong STEM backgrounds to ensure the content your child receives is rigorous and prepares them for high school advanced placement courses and beyond.
As you consider options for middle schools for this upcoming school year, consider if the current public school will serve your child’s academic needs. Is your student receiving stimulating and challenging curriculum in their current learning environment? Are the class sizes sufficient for a personalized approach to teaching and learning? Willamette Valley Academy will provide this learning environment for your student to ensure they reach academic success.
Our first Inperson Open House for 20232024 school year will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00PM. The address is 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6, Portland, OR 97229.
Instructor: Ellen Zhou; Manny Norse  01/20 to 01/20 1 test Friday 1:30pm3:30pm $15/test Location: Online
The time schedule:
Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes
 01/20 to 01/20 1 test Friday 1:30pm3:30pm $15/test Location: Online
The time schedule:
Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes
 01/20 to 01/20 1 test Friday 1:30pm3:30pm $15/test Location: Online
The time schedule:
Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes
 01/20 to 01/20 1 test Friday 1:30pm3:30pm $15/test Location: Online
The time schedule:
Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes
 11/20 to 08/31 1 test Tuesday 4:00pm5:30pm $15/test Location: Online
The time schedule:
Session 1: Math 1: 30 minutes
Session 2: Reading: 40 minutes
Session 3: Verbal: 30 minute
Session 4: Math 2: 30 minutes
 01/27 to 01/27 1 test Friday 1:45pm3:00pm $15/test Location: Online
This is the one hour math placement test for:
Math 5A,
PreAlgebra,
Algebra 1,
Geometry,
Algebra 2/PreCalculus
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