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2024 Winter/Spring Class

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    Speech: Participants build their confidence speaking in front of others and completing skill achievements.

    Students will write a prepared speech with guidance from the instructor. Students have the freedom to pick any topic for their prepared speech as long as it falls within the category decided by the instructor. The categories include informative, persuasive, storytelling, and demonstrative. 

    Students will also learn how to critique the speeches of others in a helpful and positive manner. Roles include timer, listener, librarian, counter, comedian, and recorder.

    Debate: This class will integrate a portion of debate in it. Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels.  Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally.   Most obviously, debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently. 

    Instructor: Adley Robbins

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    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 speaker

    Unit 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 Affirmative

    Unit 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: Adley Robbins

  • 01/24 to 06/12  20 Classes Wednesday 3:55pm-4:55pm $415/term No class on Mar. 27Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    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 one-year curriculum for K-1st grade students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading tests. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid fundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online reading practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. ITBS tests can be taken by nomination in Fall term, and OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    Level 1A: Starting students with the "Make Connections Book 1" to build up comprehensive reading skills.  We use the "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 1" for expanding students' vocabulary. Level 1A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 1B: Starting with more complex text readings we will have "From Phonics to Reading B" as our vocabulary and reading textbook to take students to the next level of reading comprehension. We will use "Information Text Message 1 & 2" and "ITBS/OSA Reading online tests for Grade 1" to learn the test strategies too.  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 takes about 20 weeks to complete.

    Level 1C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. The vocabulary book "Fun-time Phonics K-2" will be used.

    Student books for Level 1B:
    Information Text Message 1& 2 (PDFs only)
    From Phonics to Reading B (hard copy of book is included)

    From Phonics to Reading Level B

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Sheyla Dorantes

  • 01/24 to 06/12  20 Classes Wednesday 3:55pm-4:55pm $415/term No class on Mar. 27Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    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 one-year curriculum for 2nd grade students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading tests. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid fundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online reading practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. ITBS tests can be taken by nomination in Fall term, and OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted.

    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 "TR Instant Reading Comprehension Practice 2" for the comprehension strategies and reading skills in class, we will use "Wordly Wise Book 2" in the 2B level to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. 8-10 books from Comprehension Library 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.

    Level 2C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to further solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. The various curriculum will be used for Level 2C.

    Students will build up the following skills in this class:
         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 2B:
    Wordly Wise 3000 for Grade 2 (4th Edition)
    Instant Reading Comprehension Practice 2 (PDF & use in class only)

           Instant Reading Comprehension Practice Grade 2: Grade 2

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 01/23 to 06/11  20 Classes Moday, Wednesday 3:55pm-4:55pm $615/term No class on Mar. 26; In-person only in Spring termLocation: Online20

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 3 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 one-year curriculum for 3rd students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading tests. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid fundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online reading practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. ITBS tests can be taken by nomination in Fall term, and OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted.

    Level 3A: Students will start with the "Make Connections 3“ book to build up comprehensive reading skills with the high-quality 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 high-quality 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.

    Level 3C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to further solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. The various curriculum will be used for Level 3C.

    Students will build up the following skills in this class:
         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 3B:
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 3 (4th edition) 
    Reading Detective Beginning
    Close Reading Complex Text 3

    Reading Detective® Beginning

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Adley Robbins

  • 01/15 to 06/10  20 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar 25 and May 27Location: Online20

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 4 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 one-year curriculum for 4th grade students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading tests and reading/vocabulary skills for middle school. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid fundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online reading practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    Level 4A: We will start with the "Make Connections 4” to build up comprehensive reading skills by looking into the connections in the text.  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 high-quality 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.

    Level 4C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to further solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. The various curriculum will be used for Level 4C.

    Students will build up the following skills in this class:
         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 4B:
    Reading Explorer Book 2
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 (4th edition)

       Reading Explorer 2 2/Ed.- Sb

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The hard copy of Wordly Wise book 4 is included in your class registration. You may also borrow the hard copy of "Reading Explorer 2" book from Sunshine Elite office.

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 01/24 to 06/12  40 Classes Monday, Wednesday 4:55pm-5:55pm $615/term No class on Mar. 27Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 5 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 ITBS Reading & SSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for 5th grade students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA reading tests and reading/vocabulary skills for middle school. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid foundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online reading practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    Level 5A: We will start with "Reading Explorer Book 3" to build up comprehensive reading skills and scientific reading skills.  We use “Wordly Wise Book 5” for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. Level 5A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 5B: We will continue with "Reading Detective A1" book in level 5B to further refine reading skills with more complex high-quality text. While wrapping up with the Wordly Wise 5, we will have a new book "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehensive 5" to power up students' vocabulary further by putting the words in multiple contexts. Six books from Comprehension Library 5 will be used in/out of class for students to apply their newly acquired skills and strategies. Level 5B usually takes about 20 weeks to complete.

    Level 5C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to further solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. 

    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.

    Student books for Level 5B:
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 5 (4th edition) 
    Reading Detective A1
    Close Reading Complex Text 5

      Reading Detective® A1

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. The "Wordly Wise book 5" is included in your registration. You may buy the "Reading Detective A1" and "Close Reading Complex Text 5" book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Adley Robbins;  Sheyla Dorantes

  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: 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 OSA/ITBS Reading & SSAT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for 6th grade students. This class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA/SSAT reading and vocabulary tests and enhanced English skills for middle school students. While the reading and vocabulary materials helps students to build up the solid fundation and reading skills, we also add ITBS/OSA/SSAT online reading and vocabulary practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. ITBS tests can be taken by nomination in Fall term, and OSA math/reading tests may be scheduled in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted.

    Level 6A: We will start with the "Close Reading Complex Text 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 12-14 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 award-winning 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 6B: 
    Wordly Wise 3000 Book 6 (4th edition) 
    Reading Explorer Book 4 
    Reading Detective Rx

        Reading Detective® Rx Reading Explorer 4 Sb - Standalone book

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Tami Bake

  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 2:30pm-4:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online20

    Comprehensive Reading and Vocabulary Level 7/8 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 reading and vocabulary skills for SSAT and HSPT tests which will be used to measure students’ achievement.

    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 Decemember/January by the private school like Jesuit.

    This class in Winter/Spring term focuses on fundamental skills of Reading/Vocabulary/Writing for Upper-level SSAT/HSPT, which also serves very well for students who wants to improve on Reading/Vocabulary/Writing skills.

    The class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 7-8 students:

    Level 7/8A: We will start with the "Close Reading Complex Text for Grade 7" Book to build up comprehensive reading skills with high-quality passages. We use "Vocabulary Workshop for Comprehension 7" for expanding students' vocabulary with a comprehensive reading context. The SSAT reading/writing skills and practice will also be included in this class. Level 7/8A usually takes 12 to 14 weeks to finish.

    Level 7/8B: We will continue the class to the next level with "Reading Detective B1" and "SSAT Reading/Writing Skills" to further refine comprehensive reading skills with high quality texts. We will use the "Wordly Wise Book 8"  to build up students' vocabulary for the standard test verbal skills. level 7/8B usually take about 20 weeks to complete. The digital "Wordly Wise 7" book and unit tests will be available for students who missed doing the "Wordly Wise 7" in Summer.

    Level 7/8C: This is a bridge program in the Summer to solidify and improve students' comprehensive reading skills and prepare for the next school year. Various Reading materials and "Word Roots Level III" will be used in Summer

    Student books for Level 7/8B: 
    Wordly Wise Book 7 & 8
    Reading Detective B1 & SSAT English Skills by Ivy Global
    SSAT/HSPT materials and online tests from multiple resources.

    Reading Detective® B1 Ivy Global SSAT English (Prep Book) (Ivy Global SSAT Prep)

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online2

    This is a direct, systematic, and highly interactive reading comprehension program that teaches students practical strategies to build their reading comprehension while bolstering their vocabulary and academic acumen. The course aligns with the PSAT 8/9 tests which will be used to measure the students’ achievements.

    The comprehension reading materials will be selected from multiple sources and delivered to students by PDF files. We will continue to use the Merriam-Webster's vocabulary Builder based on Latin Roots. A knowledge of Greek and Latin roots will not only help you remember the meanings of the words you are learning in class but will help you guess at the meanings of new words that you run into elsewhere. This is the most powerful way to continue expanding your vocabulary in the future.

    Textbooks:
    Reading 2: Reading Explore 5, PSAT 8/9, PreACT related Readings
    Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder based on Latin Roots (Continune')

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 2 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here a the presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    This class will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute 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 well-developed paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with well-chosen details.

    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. 

    We will strengthen our grammar part by using the "Editor in Chief Beginning 1", and the customized feedback from students' writings.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 2B
    Let's Get This Day Started Writing and Language Skills 3 by Teacher Created Resources

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 3 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here is a presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    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 on-level 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 "skill-based" 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 well-structured.

    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 a 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 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. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 3B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 3 (Continued)

    Grammar Workshop, Tools for Writing image

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/15 to 06/10  20 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 25 and May 27Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 4 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here is a presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    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 grade-4 students and on-level 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 "skill-based" 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 well-structured.

    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 a 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 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. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 4B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (continued)

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/18 to 06/06  20 Classes Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 28Location: Online1

    This level 5 class is a refined skill-based guided writing class that is taught in a different way and introduces research: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    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 on-level 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 test-taking conditions they will move on to Level 6.

    Our "skill-based" 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 scientific writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    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 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. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 5B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (Continued)

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/12 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29 and May 24Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 6/7 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused 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 grade-6 students and on-level 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 "skill-based" 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 well-structured.

    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 6/7B
    Grammar for Writing 6 (Continued)
    Grammar for Middle School (Digital copy only)

     Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach--A Student Worktext

    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:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/12 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 6:30pm-8:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29 and May 24Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 7/8 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 7/8 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 grade-7 students and on-level grade 8 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 "skill-based" 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 well-structured.

    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. 

    Textbooks:
    Grammar book: Grammar for Writing 7 (Continue)

    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 this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 9:00am-10:30am $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: 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 standard writing and formatting college essays. Topics include various types of essays, structuring, 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, vocabulary usage, grammar structure, 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 1B:
    1. Grammar for Writing E (Grade 10) 
    2. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (Continued)

    We 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. You may buy the Grammar for Writing E book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 01/23 to 06/13  40 Classes Tuesday, Thursday 3:55pm-4:55pm $815/term No class on Mar. 26 and 28Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    Math Level 1-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught 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 class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA math tests While the math 3B book helps students to build up the advanced math skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online math practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    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 three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    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. 



  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online5

    Math Level 2-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught 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 class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA math tests While the math 3B book helps students to build up the advanced math skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online math practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    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 three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    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

  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 3:55pm-4:55pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online5

    Math Level 3-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught 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 class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA math tests While the math 3B book helps students to build up the advanced math skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online math practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    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 three-step learning process: concretepictorial, 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. 

    Instructor: Lalith Lulla

  • 01/16 to 06/06  40 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 26, 28Location: Online5

    Math Level 4-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught 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 class will help students to prepare for the ITBS/OSA math tests While the math 3B book helps students to build up the advanced math skills, we also add ITBS/OSA online math practice tests to help students to master the test strategies. BSD school disctrict starts using OSA math/reading tests to qualify SUMMA since 2022. OSA math/reading tests are scheduled for 3rd-5th graders in Spring term. Here is the latest SUMMA information from BSD school district: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-learning/student-programs/talented-and-gifted

    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 three-step learning process: concretepictorial, and abstract

    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 4th-grade 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: Lalith Lulla

  • 01/16 to 06/06  40 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm-4:55pm $815/term In-person Only; No class on Mar. 26, 28Location: Online5

    Math Level 5-B Syllabus and Class Plan

    The goal of this program is to enhance and add supplemental materials to school-taught 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 5B, 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 three-step learning process: concretepictorial, 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 (5A & 5B for Level 5) or Singapore Challenge Word Problems

    Students in 5th grade usually begin with Dimensions Math 5B in the Winter/Spring term of the school year. Students who finish the 5A math with a 5A final test score of 80% is good to start with level 5B.

    Students who have finished the math level 5A or 5B with a final test score of 85% above should be able to start PreAlgebra to learn more advanced math for the coming middle school math placement test. Middle school math placement test is usually given to the 6th grade at the beginning of the school year, which is even more critical than the SUMMA tests.

    Students who have finished math level 5A should be able to start with F1: Number to Algebra (middle school math 6/7), and students who have finished math level 5B should be able to start with F2: PreAlgebra (middle school math 7/8)

    Students may take our free online assessment test for accurate placement before joining the class. You may choose the Singapore math 5A test as the Pretest of this class to find out whether your kid is ready to start math level 5B.  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. 



  • 04/12 to 04/28  6 Classes Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm,Sunday 5:00pm-7:00pm $315/term Location: Online5

    This course is designed to review PreAlgebra Math 7/8, helping students prepare for the middle school math placement test in May. It's particularly beneficial for those seeking placement in the AGS 1 class for the upcoming school year.

    This class reviews concepts of Pre-Algebra and prepare students for the middle school math placement test. Successfully finishing this Pre-Algebra review course will ensure that students are ready to start AGS 1 or Algebra 1 in the Fall semester.

    The review will cover: 
    Chapter 1 - Principles of Algebra
    Chapter 2 - Rational Numbers
    Chapter 3 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots
    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity
    Chapter 6 - Percents
    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions
    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry
    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional Geometry
    Chapter 11 - Data, Statistics, and Probability
    Chapter 12 - Polynomials

    Instructor: Lalith Lulla

  • 04/09 to 05/02  8 Classes Tuesday, Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm $240/term Location: Online19

    This course is designed to help students review AGS I in preparation for the middle school math placement test in May. It's especially beneficial for those aiming to enter the AGS 2 class in the upcoming school year. Mr. Connor Nelson, the former math teacher in the BSD Summa program, will be leading the class. With his extensive knowledge of the AGS I curriculum and the placement test, students can expect expert guidance for the test in this short term class.

    This is a review class for AGS I. We will review all modules in AGS I Module 1-9 as shown below. The class will review the concepts and skills in each module and then use the module assessment tests to practice and find out the weakness of students to work on.

    We will also enhance the AGS 1 curriculum by making up the gaps and  teaching the "Factoring" skills which is missed in AGS curriculum.


    Who will benefit from this class?

    • Students who want to skip AGS I and be qualified to take the AGS II course in the new school year
    • Students who want to solidify/enhance their AGS I skills and therefore be more prepared to learn AGS II and be more successful in the future PSAT/SAT/ACT math tests.

    Textbooks
    1. AGS 1 Notes: https://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/secondary-mathematics-i.html
    2. AGS 1 online module tests
    3. Holt Algebra 1 & Geometry online tests

    Note: The Holt Algebra 1 & Geometry books will be uploaded to the class page before the term starts.

    AGS I  Contents in Algebra I/Geometry
    Module 1: Sequences Chapter 1-6 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

     

    Instructor: Connor Nelson

  • 04/06 to 05/04  10 Classes Saturday 8:30am-9:30am,Saturday 10:30am-11:30am $265/term Location: Online19

    This course is designed to help students review AGS II in preparation for the middle school math placement test in May. It's especially beneficial for those aiming to enter the AGS III class in the upcoming school year. Mr. Connor Nelson, the former math teacher in the BSD Summa program, will be leading the class. With his extensive knowledge of the AGS II curriculum and the placement test, students can expect expert guidance for the test in this short term class.

    This is a class to review AGS II.  We will review all topics in AGS II with the key concepts and skills in each module and use the module assessment tests to practice and find out the weakness of students to work on.

    Who will benefit from this class?

    • Students who want to skip AGS II and take the AGS III course in the new school year.
    • Students who want to solidify/enhance their AGS II skills and therefore be more prepared to learn AGS III & Algebra II and be more successful in the future PSAT/SAT/ACT tests.

    Textbooks
    1. AGS II Notes: https://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/secondary-mathematics-ii.html
    2. AGS II online module tests
    3. Holt Algebra 1 & Geometry online tests

    Note: The Holt Algebra 1 & Geometry books will be uploaded to the class page before the term starts.

    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 5-8 & 11 in Geometry & Chapter 10 in Algebra II
    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

     

    Instructor: Connor Nelson;  Alina Tudorica

  • 01/18 to 06/11  40 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:55pm-4:55pm $815/term No class on Mar. 26, 28Location: Online16

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts. This course is for 5th graders who are ready to learn more advanced math or 6th graders who need more support to learn the first year of PreAlgebra class in middle schools. The class aligns to Middle School Math 6/7.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 1: Numbers to Algebra

    Chapter 1 - Algebraic Reasoning

    Chapter 2 - Integers

    Chapter 3 - Number Theory and Fractions

    Chapter 4 - Operations with Rational Numbers

    Chapter 5 - Proportional Relationships

    Chapter 6 - Percents

    Chapter 7 - Collecting, Displaying, And Analyzing Data

    Chapter 8 - Probability

    Chapter 9 - Geometric Figures

    Chapter 10 - Measurement and Geometry

    Chapter 11 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

    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: Pamela Robinson

  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:15pm-7:45pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online16

    This class will finish the full curriculum of PreAlgebra in Winter/Spring term. It's great for middle school math placement test. Students who pass this level test can be advanced to AGS 1 or Algebra 1.

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned 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 Sept-Jun 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: Pre-Algebra

    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 - Multi-Step 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 - Two-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional 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

  • 01/16 to 06/06  40 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:15pm-7:15pm $815/term No class on Mar. 26, 28Location: Online5

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned 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 Sept-Jun to complete. Students who finish this course will be ready to take the Algebra 1 or AGS 1 course.

    F2: PreAlgebra B is the second term of the F2: PreAlgebra course, following F2: PreAlgebra A. It's usually taught in the winter/spring term.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California: Student Edition Course 2: Pre-Algebra

    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 - Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

    Chapter 4 - Exponents and Roots

    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    F2: PreAlgebra B starts from Chapter 5 and covers Chapters 5 to 12 from Jan. to June.

    Chapter 5 - Ratios, Proportions, and Similarity

    Chapter 6 - Percents

    Chapter 7 - Graphs and Functions

    Chapter 8 - Foundations of Geometry

    Chapter 9 - Two-Dimensional Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Three-Dimensional 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

  • 01/17 to 06/12  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online10

    This class will continue the Algebra 1 from Chapter 6, and finish the full Algebra 1 curriculum in Winter/Spring term.

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts.

    The goal of this course is to study and solidify students' Algebra 1 (AGS II part of Algebra) knowledge before taking the Geometry class. The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. 

    F3: Algebra 1-B is the second course of the F3: Algebra 1 series, following F3: Algebra 1-A. It's usually scheduled in the winter/spring term. Students who finish this course are ready to start F4: Geometry

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Algebra 1 - Algebra Textbook - Brightstorm

    Holt Mathematics California Algebra 1, Student Edition

    F3: Algebra 1-A 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 1-B 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

  • 02/05 to 06/12  36 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:15pm-7:15pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25 and 27Location: Online10

    This class will finish the full Geometry curriculum in Winter/Spring term.

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to geometry and related concepts.

    This is a fast-paced Geometry class. Students who finish this course will complete the Geometry parts in AGS 1 and AGS II. Together with completion of Algebra 1 course, students will be ready to take AGS III or Algebra 2

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California Geometry, Student Edition

    The Fall term will cover 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

    The Spring term will cover Chapters 6-12 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

  • 01/25 to 06/13  20 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 28Location: Online3

    The Sunshine Elite fundamental math program is designed to enhance the school-learned curriculum by building up critical thinking in regard to algebra and related concepts. 

    The full course of F5: Algebra II takes 2 semesters of one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. F5: Algebra II B is the second course of the F5: Algebra II, following F5:Algebra II A. It's usually scheduled in the winter/spring term. Students who finish this class are ready to take the F6: PreCalculus or ready to prepare for the SAT math test.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics California Algebra 2, Student Edition

    F5: Algebra II A covers Chapters 1 to 6 from Sep 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

    F5: Algebra II B covers Chapters 7-14 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

    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



  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online19

    AGS 1B is the second half of the course AGS 1, which is scheduled in the Winter/Spring term.

    We 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 in-depth 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 in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to prepare for the skip-level 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 1: Sequences

    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 6-9 and Reviews from Jan-Jun in 20 classes.

    Review Modules 1-5

    Module 6: Transformations & Symmetry

    Module 7: Congruence, Construction & Proof

    Module 8: Connecting Algebra & Geometry

    Module 9: Modeling Data

    Review Modules 1-9

    Reference: Contents Comparison from AGS I to Algebra I, Geometry

    AGS I  Contents in Algebra I/Geometry
    Module 1: Sequences Chapter 1-6 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;  Pamela Robinson

  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online19

    AGS 2B is the second course of AGS 2, which is usually scheduled in the Winter/Spring term. Students who finish this course will be ready to take the AGS 3 course next year.

    AGS 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 in-depth understanding. We also use the AGS II curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS II.

    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 in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skip-level 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 1: Quadratic Functions

    Module 2: Structures of Expressions

    Module 3: Quadratic Equations

    Module 4: More Functions, More Features

    AGS 2B covers Modules 5-9 from Jan-Jun in 20 classes.

    Module 5: Geometric Figures

    Module 6: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Module 7: Circles from a Geometric Perspective

    Module 8: Circles and Other Conics

    Module 9: Probability

    Review Modules 1-9

    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 5-8 & 11 in Geometry & Chapter 10 in Algebra II
    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;  Alina Tudorica

  • 02/08 to 06/20  20 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm $815/term Location: Online3

    AGS 3B is the second course of AGS 3, which is usually scheduled in the Winter/Spring term. Students who successfully finish this Algebra 2 /AGS 3 course are ready to take the F5: PreCalculus or ready to prepare for the SAT math test. 

    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 in-depth understanding. We also use the AGS 3 curriculum to ensure the class is aligning with the topics in AGS 3.

    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 in-depth understanding.
    • Students who want to learn ahead of what they are learning at school to prepare for the skip-level math placement test for the next school year.

    Textbooks:

    1. Holt Mathematics California Algebra 2, Student Edition
    2. 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 7-14 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 1-6 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 7-12 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: Joanne Rees

  • 01/22 to 06/12  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25 and 27Location: Online15

    Pre-Calculus is a one school year math curriculum that studies polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, with applications to problems in mathematics and the sciences. Successfully completing this course will prepare students for Chemistry, Physics, advanced math classes in high school, and the SAT Math Level 2 subject test.

    The full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-Jun to complete. F6: PreCalculus B is the second course of the PreCalculus series, following F6: PreCalculus A. It's usually scheduled in the winter/spring term.

    Text Book (free rental for the duration of the class)

    Holt Mathematics Precalculus

    The Spring term will cover Chapters 5-11 from Jan-Jun in 20 weeks.

    Chapter 5 - Analytic Trigonometry

    Chapter 6 - Additional Topics in Trigonometry

    Chapter 7 - Linear System and Matrices

    Chapter 8 - Sequences, Series, and Probability

    Chapter 9 - Topics in Analytic Geometry

    Chapter 10 - Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions

    Chapter 11 - Limits and an Introduction to Calculus

    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: Alina Tudorica

  • 04/06 to 05/04  5 Classes Saturday 9:00am-11:00am $315/term Location: Online20

    AP Calculus AB Exam Prep class

    Reviews concepts and skills covered in AP Calculus AB. This class prepares AP and IB students getting ready for AP exam in May. 

    Class Material and Textbook:
    1. Barron's AP Calculus Review
    2. Practice Assignment from College Board 

     

    Instructor: Sunil Thapa

  • 04/06 to 05/04  5 Classes Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm $465/term Location: Online20

    AP Calculus BC Exam Prep class

    This class reviews concepts and skills covered in AP Calculus AB & BC for students who are preparing for the AP Calculus BC test. This class prepares AP and IB students getting ready for AP exam in May. 

    Class Material and Textbook:
    1. Barron's AP Calculus Review
    2. Practice Assignment from College Board 

     

    Instructor: Sunil Thapa

  • 01/19 to 06/16  25 Classes Anyday 9:00am-9:00pm $390/ Location: Online17

    AoPS Intermediate Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based 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 follow-up to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. It covers Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus, as well as advanced topics such as problem-solving 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

  • 01/19 to 06/16  40 Classes Anyday 9:00am-9:00pm $465/ Location: Online17

    AoPS Intermediate Algebra is the math foundation class for advance math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond school-based Algebra II curriulum.

    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 follow-up to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. It covers Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus, as well as advanced topics such as problem-solving 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

  • 01/02 to 06/07  37 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:00pm-4:55pm $815/term No class on Feb. 6, 8 and Mar. 26, 28 and Apr. 23, 25, 30 and May 2, 7.Location: Online18

    This class will continue to finish the Beast Academy 2B from Chapter 5, and then learn through 2C and 2D.

    Prerequisites: Completion of Beast Academy 3A and 3B.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D. This class covers the winter/spring term and the third and fourth books in the series (3C and 3D).

    • 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 Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book 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 elementary-school 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 non-trivial 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

  • 01/02 to 06/06  37 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 5:00pm-5:55pm $815/term No classes on Feb. 6, 8 and Mar. 26, 28 and Apr. 23, 25, 30 and May 2, 7.Location: Online18

    Prerequisites: Completion of Beast Academy 3A and 3B.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D. This class covers the winter/spring term and the third and fourth books in the series (3C and 3D).

    • 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 Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book 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 elementary-school 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 non-trivial 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

  • 01/02 to 06/06  37 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 6:00pm-7:15pm $995/term No classes on Feb. 6, 8 and Mar. 26, 28 and Apr. 23, 25, 30 and May 2, 7.Location: Online18

    Prerequisites: Completion of Beast Academy 4A and 4B.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D. This class covers the winter/spring term and the third and fourth books in the series (4C and 4D).

    • Beast Academy 4C covers factors, fractions, and integers
    • Beast Academy 4D covers fractions, decimals, and probability

    Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book 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 of 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 elementary-school 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 non-trivial 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

  • 01/03 to 06/07  37 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:00pm-5:15pm $995/term No classes on Feb. 7, 9 and Mar. 27, 29 and Apr. 24, 26 and May 1, 3, 8Location: Online18

    Prerequisites: Completion of Beast Academy 5A and 5B.

    There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 2: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. This class covers the winter/spring term and the third and fourth books in the series (5C and 5D).

    • 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 Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book 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 elementary-school 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 non-trivial 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

  • 01/03 to 06/07  37 Classes Wednesday 6:15pm-7:45pm,Friday 5:30pm-7:00pm $1215/term No classes on Feb. 7, 9 and Mar. 27, 29 and Apr. 24, 26 and May 1, 3, 8Location: Online18

    AoPS curriculum enhances school-taught learning at the problem-solving and advanced levels. It is also the foundation of competition math. 

    This full course takes 2 semesters, or one school year, from Sept-June 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 problem-solving strategies.

    PreAlgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problem-solving 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 problem-solving 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

  • 01/15 to 06/10  40 Classes Monday,Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 25, 27 and May 27Location: Online12

    AoPS Intro to Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based 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 problem-solving 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: Christopher Dupuis

  • 01/15 to 06/10  20 Classes Monday 5:30pm-7:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 27 and May 27Location: Online8

    AoPS Geometry is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based 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, three-dimensional 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 to these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving 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

    Instructor: Tyler Bortel

  • 01/25 to 06/13  20 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 28Location: Online8

    AoPS Intermediate Algebra is the math foundation class for advanced math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond the school-based Algebra II curriculum.

    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 follow-up to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. It covers Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus, as well as advanced topics such as problem-solving 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

    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.



  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Classes Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online5

    This Math Competition class for grades 4-6 will focus on learning and practicing problem-solving 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 problem-solving 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, prize-based competition consisting of puzzles and logic-type problems. Math Kangaroo is open to students in grades 1 - 12; the competition offers 24 problems to be solved within 75 minutes for grades 1-5 and 30 questions for students in grades 5 and up. 

    Instructor: Leah Hoff

  • 01/18 to 06/06  20 Classes Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 28Location: Online12

    MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. It provides engaging math programs to middle school students to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem-solving. This class mainly works on the school and regional level of MathCounts problems.

    The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving 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 problem-solving 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 test-taking 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 test-taking 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: Christopher Dupuis

  • 02/17 to 06/08  15 Classes Saturday 5:00pm-6:30pm $675/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 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 problem-solving 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.



  • 07/08 to 08/16  33 Hours Anyday 9:00am-8:00pm $235/term Location: Online17

    AoPS Geometry is the math foundation class for advance math learners and competition math. The class content goes beyond school-based Geometry curriulum.

    This Course is designed for those students that have already taken the full-year course, but need additional practice and instruction.  We will not cover the entire book but review all of the most important concepts.

    Additionally, we will implement vigorous material and tests to enhance the curriculum and ensure students are mastering the materials.

    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, three-dimensional 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 to these problems. Important facts and powerful problem-solving 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

  • 01/21 to 01/30  5 Classes Tuesday,Thursday,Sunday 6:00pm-8:00pm $315/term Location: Online5

    American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) is a multiple choice exam. The questions in AIME are roughly in order of increasing difficulty. The early questions are much easier than olympiad questions.

    Any student who scores in the top 2.5% on the AMC 10, or in the top 5% on the AMC 12 is invited to take the 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 .)

    If you took the AMC 10, you'll compete in the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO). Students who took the AMC 12 will compete in the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). The top roughly 200 participants from AMC 12 and AIME qualify for the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO), while the top roughly 200 participants from the AMC 10 and AIME qualify for the USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (USAJMO).

    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 problem-solving skills.

    This course will help students to be more ready for do well on the AIME and USAMO tests. We will use customized materials for different topics in the competition and also use many previously AIME/USAMO questions both in class and for homework.

    Instructor: Peng Lin

  • 01/17 to 06/05  20 Classes Wednesday 5:30pm-7:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 27Location: Online8

    Middle School Science Bowl

    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 fast-paced, question-and-answer 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 all-expenses-paid 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 February.

    This class will lead students to go through several STEM Texts and practice with middle school sample questions provided by the National Science Bowl (NSB), preparing students for their school's Science Bowl team selection in the coming Fall. Students may also find out their favorite science subject to go deeper in the future. 

    This class will focus on the topics of Physical science, Earth and Space Science, Energy, and Mathematics.



  • 04/03 to 06/12  11 Classes Wednesday 4:30pm-6:00pm $415/term Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 1

    Course Objective: This class is a Biology and Chemistry class for Middle school students.  After this class, students will be ready to take the high school level Biology or Chemistry. This class also help students to prepare middle school Science Bowl in the subjects of Biology and Chemistry.

    The course will begin with biology topics in Fall term and then continute to Chemistry topics in Winter Spring term.  The class will focus on the following topics:

    • Biology: Cells, Genetics & Evolution, Heredity, and Human Biology 
    • Chemistry: Matter, Periodic Table, and Bonding

    The curriculum is flexible per student background and interests.

    Prerequisite: PreAlgebra

    Textbooks:
    Life Science by Prentice Hall (for Biology);
    Physical Science by Prentice Hall (for Chemistry)

    The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.



  • 01/12 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29 and May 24Location: Online8

    Course Objective: This is a one year course for students who want to learn more advanced science and prepare for high school AP physics. The curriculum is corresponding to the first-year high school STEM physics. It's a great class for students who have learned advanced math therefore use math to solve complex and interesting real-world 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

    Stem Physics B will continue from Stem Physics A. It will cover Units 2-6 in about 20 weeks.

    Textbook: Conceptual Physics
    Unit 1: Mechanics

    Chapter 2-3: Equilibrium and Linear Motion
    Chapter 4-6: Newton's Laws of Motion
    Chapter 7-9: Momentum and Energy
    Chapter 10-14: Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
    Chapter 15-16: Special Relativity

    Unit 2: Properties of Matter
    Chapter 17: Atomic Nature of Matter
    Chapter 18-20: Solids, Liquids, Gas

    Unit 3: Heat
    Chapter 21-23: Heat Transfer
    Chapter 24: Thermodynamics

    Unit 4: Sound and Light

    Chapter 25-27: Waves, Sound, Light
    Chapter 28-31: Color, Reflection, Lenses

    Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
    Chapter 32-35: Static and Current Electricity
    Chapter 36-37: Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

    Unit 6: Atomic and Nuclear Physics
    Chapter 38: The Atom and the Quantum
    Chapter 39: The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
    Chapter 40: Nuclear Fission and Fusion

    We will use a few weeks for the final review and test.

    Text Books: (Free rental from Sunshine library)

    Conceptual Physics Book Cover

    The PDF file of the textbook will be loaded to the class page before the term starts.



  • 01/16 to 06/04  20 Classes Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 26Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 1

    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 503-915-2956 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 exams

    Note: 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 -> IPhO

    Our Course Sequence to qualify for USA Physics Olympiad:
    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



  • 01/21 to 06/16  20 Classes Sunday 9:00am-10:30am $615/term No class on Mar. 31 and May 26Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 2

    This class is specially designed for students who want to learn more LEGO Robotics. This class will cover the basics to intemediate skills 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. This class is also a good starting class to prepare students for the Robotics Compeition Team - FLL Explorer Team.

    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:
    1. The last tool kits of LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Set:
    SPIKE_Essential_set.png45345_Model_U5L2_01.png

    2. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit for Kids, Award-Winning STEM Learning Toy


    We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!

    Instructor: Jerry Sherrard

  • 01/21 to 06/16  20 Classes Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 31 and May 26Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 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 hands-on 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: Jerry Sherrard

  • 01/21 to 06/16  20 classes Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm $815/term No class on Mar. 31 and May 26Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 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 hands-on 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!



  • 02/05 to 05/06  13 Meetings Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm $690/term No meeting on Mar 25. All material and activity fees are included.Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 2

    This is the regular team meetings for FLLC Explorer team which will start in Feb, and end by early of May, a total of 14 weeks.  The team will need to meet once a week. We have no prerequisites, but team members are required to attend at least 80% of the team training.

    The FLL Explorer tournament will be in the early of May. We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!

    Instructor: Jay Kelley

  • 03/20 to 06/12  12 Meetings Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30pm $750/term No class on Mar. 27. All material and fees are included.Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 2

    This is the regular team prep training in Winter/Spring term  for FTC team. During this time students will work on the design and coding of their robot, as well as their Innovation Project. There is no prerequisites to join the prep training, as long as the students are motiviated to learn and explore.

    We are looking forward to starting the LEGO Robotics adventure with you!

    Instructor: Jay Kelley

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    06/13 to 06/14  2 Classes Thursday,Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm $0/term Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 2

    Once you submit the application, the teacher will send you the spreadsheet to sign up your application interview slot which are 20 minutes 1:1 meeting either on Jun 13 or 14 between 4:30-8:30

    First Tech Challenge (FTC) is a learning opportunity designed for youths grades 7-12. With a new challenge every year, students must design, build, program robots to compete with and against other teams. Each year, FIRST® provides teams with a new challenge that focuses on real-world issues that scientists and engineers are facing today. Students work together to design, build, and program their robots, preparing for the competition season.

    Our FTC team is open to students from grades 7th to 10th who are interested in exploring engineering principles, coding, building, manufacturing, and business skills. Throughout the FTC team activities, participants will have the exciting opportunity to work collaboratively and construct a robot from the ground up, gearing up to compete in the current season's challenge. No prior experience is necessary, and we warmly welcome all enthusiastic individuals!

    During the application meeting, we'll not only provide an overview of the team's objectives and activities but also discuss essential details such as the weekly schedule, commitment requirements, initial costs, and monthly tuition for the competition season. The competition season typically starts in September and ends in March, however the team keeps meeting throughout the school year.

    After the application meeting, we will review applications and finalize the FTC team roster and prepare to kick off the engaging activities in September. Don't miss this chance to be part of our dynamic FTC team and embark on an inspiring journey of learning and innovation!
    Instructor: Jay Kelley

  • 01/15 to 06/10  20 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar 25 and May 27Location: Online13

     

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming beginner-A class or who already have at least one term of 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 widely-used 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
    • Building calculator
    • Making HELLO WORLD projects using Turtle Graphics.
    • Making Various shapes using Turtle graphics
    • Building Turtle CAR
    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 01/18 to 06/06  20 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 28Location: Online13

    This class is for students who have finished the Python programming Junior-A class. 

    Python is a widely-used 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
    • Datetime module
    • Lambda function
    • Random module
    • Classes and Objects
    • Turtle

    Projects:

    • Making Games with graphics
    • ASCII and binary conversion project
    • Tic Tac Toe
    • Number to words
    • Password Generator
    • Python turtle race
    • Turtle clock

     

     

     

     

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 01/19 to 04/12  12 Classes Friday 3:55pm-4:55pm $255/term In-person at 16100 NW Cornell Rd. Suite 210Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    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 non-programming problems. Four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30-minute, 5-question 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 5-question test of questions on the given topic that encourages the use of strong problem-solving 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 fifth-grade math with good problem-solving skills.

     Here is the contest events detail and registration link:  

    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=55&course_category=30

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 01/21 to 06/09  20 Classes Sunday 3:00pm-5:00pm $815/term No class on Mar. 31Location: Online8

    Algorithms are the soul of computing. Algorithmic thinking, unlike the very young electronic machinery it brings alive, is rooted in ancient mathematics. It can be roughly described as creating "recipes" (well defined sequences of computational steps) for getting "things" (computational problems specifying an input-output relation) "successfully" (correctly) "done" (in finite steps and time).

    Algorithm design and analysis provide the theoretical backbone of computer science and are a must in the daily work of the successful programmer. The goal of this course is to provide a solid background in the design and analysis of the major classes of algorithms.

    In this course, students will develop ability to articulate processes for solving problems and to implement those processes efficiently within their programming. Students will learn to design algorithms for searching, sorting, and optimization and apply them to answer practical questions. 

    The expected outcome of this class:
    Students will be more confident to solve a lot of USACO Bronze level problems, and be able to solve some problems which are equivalent to the silver level from USACO,

    Prerequities:
    Problem Solving by C++/Python or equivalent. 

    Instructor: Jeffrey Chan

  • 02/24 to 05/04  10 Classes Saturday 3:00pm-5:00pm $515/term No class on Mar. 30Location: Online11

    This course is for AP Computer Science A. Here is the course description and exam by College Board: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/ap-computer-science-a-course-and-exam-description.pdf. AP Computer Science A is one year curriculum for high school students. Sunshine has split it into part 1 and part 2 which usually can be finished in 2 terms.

    Prerequisite: None

    AP Computer Science A
    Advanced Placement Computer Science A is an AP Computer Science course and examination offered by the College Board to high school students as an opportunity to earn college credit for a college-level computer science course. AP Computer Science A is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester course in computer science. The AP exam currently tests students on their knowledge of Java. Java Programming Language is one of the most popular programming languages particularly for client–server web applications. Java is high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is a general-purpose programming language intended to let programmers write once, run anywhere, meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation. Java applications are typically
    compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine regardless of the underlying computer architecture. 

    AP Computer Science A - Part 1: Fundamental of Java

    Topics to be covered:
    Unit 1: Primitive Types
    Unit 2: Using Objects
    Unit 3: Boolean Expressions and if Statements
    Unit 4: Iteration
    Unit 5: Writing Classes

    AP Computer Science A - Part 2: Advanced Concepts in Java

    Topics to be covered:
    Unit 6: Array
    Unit 7: ArrayList
    Unit 8: 2D Array
    Unit 9: Inheritance
    Unit 10: Recursion

    Note: Each class will follow a format: Computer science Concepts, Programming activity, Quiz. 

    Reference Information:
    College Board (collegeboard.org) AP Computer Science A Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2019
    https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/ap-computer-science-a-course-and-exam-description.pdf

    Instructor: Craig Kaercher

  • 01/19 to 06/14  20 Classes Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29 and May 24Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 1

    Chess 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 problem-solving 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 2020-2021 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: Jerry Sherrard

  • 01/19 to 06/14  20 Classes Friday 7:00pm-8:00pm $415/term No class on Mar. 29 and May 24Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 1

    Chess 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 problem-solving 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 2020-2021 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: Jerry Sherrard

  • 03/24 to 03/31  2 Sessions Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm $95/term Location: Online10

    The aim of this class is to familiarize both parents and students with the new Digital SAT format. By gaining insights into students' performance on these tests, participants can devise effective study plans tailored to the requirements of the new Digital SAT format.

    For the first 3-hour session, students will do a full set of digital SAT tests, supervised by Sunshine Elite teacher by zoom. The digital tests will be posted on the class page at beginning of the session. If you can't attend this session, you may still do it later by proctoring at home by your parents.

    For the second 3-hour session, on March 31, The teacher will spend half hour 1-1:30 to introduce the new Digital SAT format and changes. and then review the tests and introduce the test tips for the new digital tests. For the first half hour, the parents are welcome to join the zoom session.

    Introduction to new Digital SAT tests

    The digital SAT is 2 hours and 14 minutes (2 hours and 24 minutes with the break), and it has a total of 98 questions. The test consists of two sections: (1) Reading and Writing and (2) Math. The Reading and Writing section is 64 minutes with 54 questions, and the Math section is 70 minutes with 44 questions.

    Each section is broken up into two modules of equal length. Each Reading and Writing module is 32 minutes long with 27 questions. Each Math module is 35 minutes long with 22 questions. 

    There is a 10-minute break between the Reading and Writing section and the Math section. However, there is not a break between the two modules within each section.

    Below are the main difference that Digital SAT tests than the regular SAT tests:

    • The test is computer adaptive, meaning it adjusts its difficulty based on your performance. How you do in the first module of each section determines the level of difficulty of the questions you see in the second module.
    • The digital SAT is 46 minutes shorter than the paper SAT, and has 56 fewer questions
    • The Reading and Writing sections are combined, and have shorter passages, helping to reduce the number of questions
    • More time is allotted to complete each question
    • You’ll be able to use a calculator for all the math questions…right on your screen!

    While the digital SAT may seem slightly easier, students will still need to study and prep properly beforehand. Let this be a confidence booster for you and help give you some study motivation!

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 01/13 to 06/08  20 Sessions Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 30 and May 25Location: Online6

    This 20-week long SAT Reading/Writing is a fundamental unit based review package designed to help students going through all essential reading/writing areas to be tested in SAT.

    Compared to the short SAT intensive package, This SAT package is more unit-based reviews for reading/writing skills and strategies other than test-oriented. This package is good for students in 9th grade and 10th grade who want to prepare SAT early and get ready for PSAT 11. It's also good for 11th graders who need to build up more fundamental reading/writing skills before taking the intensive package. Upon finishing this package, students shall have more solid reading/writing skills to take the SAT test. 

    For more program details and questions, please call Ellen 503-9152956

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Sessions Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29Location: Online10

    This 20-week long SAT Math is a fundamental unit based review package designed to help students going through all essential Math areas to be tested in SAT.

    Compared to the short SAT intensive package, This SAT package is more unit-based reviews for Math skills and strategies other than test-oriented. This package is good for students in 9th grade and 10th grade who want to prepare SAT early and get ready for PSAT 11. It's also good for 11th graders who need to build up more fundamental math skills before taking the intensive package. Upon finishing this package, students shall have more solid math skills to take the SAT test. 

    For more program details and questions, please call Ellen 503-9152956

    Instructor: Alina Tudorica

  • 01/19 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29Location: Online20

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rd-grade 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.

    The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall,  A student in K-3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.

    The first 5-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then we will have a few more sessions to focus on the other 6 sections for students who are invited to take the full-lenght CogAt tests.

    The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd 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 later in the Fall term. 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

  • 01/26 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 6

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 3rd-grade 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.

    The 3rd & 5th graders will go to take the CogAt test at school in Fall,  A student in K-3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th-6th grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the SUMMA program in Middle School.

    The first 5-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then we will have a few more sessions to focus on the other 6 sections for students who are invited to take the full-lenght CogAt tests.

    The CogAt screening test will be given to all 3rd 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 later in the Fall term. 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: Adley Robbins

  • 01/26 to 06/07  20 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $615/term No class on Mar. 29Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 7

    This is the CogAt test preparation class for 5th-grade 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 K-3rd grade who scores with 99 percentile at CogAt will qualify for the TAG program in Elementary school. A student in 4th-6th 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 5-week of the class will focus more on the 3 screening sections: Verbal Analogies, Figure Matrices, and Number Analogies. And then we will have a few more sessions to focus on the other 6 sections for students who are invited to take the full-lenght CogAt tests.

    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 later in the Fall term. 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: Sheyla Dorantes ;  Curran Gregory;  Shilpa Sharma

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $501/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Single Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $601/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Single Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $549/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Single Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $649/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Single Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $485/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Double Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $585/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Double Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $517/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Double Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $617/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Double Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $480/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Triple Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $580/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Triple Room for 1 night

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $506/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Triple Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 05/31 to 06/01  2 Contest Friday,Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $606/Per Person Including Air Fair, ARML Dining & Triple Room for 2 nights

    The 2024 ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 10/28 to 04/20  2 Contest Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm $150/Annual Team Fee Oregon ARML team meeting is hosting once a month on Saturdays

    WVA sponsors the Oregon ARML team meetings, which take place once a month on Saturdays from October to March. The Annual Oregon ARML teams' local competition is hosted by WVA in April.

    The 2024 National ARML Competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2024 at the University of Nevada Reno. We anticipate opening registration in April 2024, with a registration deadline in late April.

    The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML), is an annual, national high school mathematics team competition held simultaneously at four locations in the United States: the University of IowaPenn StateUniversity of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[1] Past sites have included San Jose State UniversityRutgers UniversityUNLVDuke University, and University of Georgia.

    Teams consist of 15 members, which usually represent a large geographic region (such as a state) or a large population center (such as a major city). Some schools also field teams. The competition is held in June, on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

    In 2022, 120 teams competed with about 1800 students.[2]

    ARML problems cover a wide variety of mathematical topics including algebrageometrynumber theorycombinatoricsprobability, and inequalitiesCalculus is not required to successfully complete any problem, but it may facilitate solving the problem more quickly or efficiently. While part of the competition is short-answer based, there is a cooperative team round, and a proof-based power question (also completed as a team). ARML problems are harder than most high school mathematics competitions.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 04/22 to 04/22  1 Math League Competition Event Monday 4:45pm-5:30pm $10/contest in-personLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 6

    Math League is a Math competition for grades 3-12 students. It is held in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The competition consists of a timed multiple-choice test; the timing is such that to complete the test, students must work at a pace of one question per minute or faster.

    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 so that all questions can be finished in the allotted time, and because of this, the course is focused on strategies to quickly and accurately answer questions.

    Sunshine is hosting the Math League contest every year on Apr 15. The students scored 26 or above in the test will qualify for the Math League International Summer Program. You may check more information about the competition from the Math League official website: https://mathleague.com



  • 04/22 to 04/22  1 Math League Competition Event Monday 4:45pm-5:30pm $10/contest in-personLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 5

    Math League is a Math competition for grades 3-12 students. It is held in the United States, Canada, and other countries. The competition consists of a timed multiple-choice test; the timing is such that to complete the test, students must work at a pace of one question per minute or faster.

    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 so that all questions can be finished in the allotted time, and because of this, the course is focused on strategies to quickly and accurately answer questions.

    Sunshine is hosting the Math League contest every year on Apr 15. The students scored 26 or above in the test will qualify for the Math League International Summer Program. You may check more information about the competition from the Math League official website: https://mathleague.com



  • 11/15 to 03/20  5 MOEMS Division E Contests Wednesday 4:45pm-5:30pm $50/5 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Wednesdays on Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 6

    This is the 2023-2024 MOEMS Math Olympiad Contests for Elementary Division (Grade 4-6). 

    Sunshine is hosting the 2023-2024 year of Math Olympiad Contests for elementary school division in-person at Sunshine Elite Education with the following schedule:

    Contest #1: November 15, 2023, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #2: December 13, 2023, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #3: January 24, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #4: February 21, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #5: March 20, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    The test will be monitored at Sunshine Elite classrooms. Students should be come in the classroom no later than 4:30pm and the test will start at 4:45pm. The final awards for participants will be amounced in Jun, 2024.

    Math Olympiad (MOEMS) promotes problem-solving. It has two levels: Elementary Division for Grade 4-6 and Middle School Division for Grade 6-8. 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 problem-solving
    • 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: Ellen Zhou

  • 11/15 to 03/20  5 MOEMS Division E Contests Wednesday 4:45pm-5:30pm $50/5 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Wednesdays on Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    This is the 2023-2024 MOEMS Math Olympiad Contests for Middle School Division (Grade 6-8). 

    Sunshine is hosting the 2023-2024 year of Math Olympiad Contests for Middle School division in-person at Willamette Valley Academy with the following schedule:

    Contest #1: November 15, 2023, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #2: December 13, 2023, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #3: January 24, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #4: February 21, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    Contest #5: March 20, 2024, Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm

    The test will be monitored at Sunshine Elite classrooms. Students should be come in the classroom no later than 4:30pm and the test will start at 4:45pm. The final awards for participants will be amounced in Jun, 2024.

    Math Olympiad (MOEMS) promotes problem-solving. It has two levels: Elementary Division for Grade 4-6 and Middle School Division for Grade 6-8. 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 problem-solving
    • 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: Ellen Zhou

  • 11/11 to 04/20  4 ACSL Annual Contest Saturday 8:15am-9:00am $60/4 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Nov 11, Jan 20, Mar 9 and Apr 20Location: Online13

    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 Division is for students from grades 4 to 6. It consists of 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 2023-2024 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:

        Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:15am-9am, November 11, 2023
        Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Saturday 8:15am-9am, Jan 20, 2024
        Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:15am-9am,  Mar 9, 2024
        Contest #4: Graph Theory on Saturday 8:15-9am, Apr 20, 2024 

    Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 2023-2024. Students who passed the cut-off score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation emailed from May 1 through May 16, 2024. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 25, 2024, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.

    The contests consist of non-programming problems in four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30-minute, 5-question 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/get-started/study-materials

    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

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 11/11 to 04/20  4 ACSL Annual Contest Saturday 8:15am-9:00am $60/4 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Nov 11, Jan 20, Mar 9 and Apr 20Location: Online13

    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 Division is for students from grades 4 to 6. It consists of 4 contests in a year. The contests scheduled for the 2023-2024 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:

        Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:15am-9am, November 11, 2023
        Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Saturday 8:15am-9am, Jan 20, 2024
        Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:15am-9am,  Mar 9, 2024
        Contest #4: Graph Theory on Saturday 8:15-9am, Apr 20, 2024 

    Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 2023-2024. Students who passed the cut-off score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation emailed from May 1 through May 16, 2024. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 25, 2024, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.

    The contests consist of non-programming problems in four categories, one each contest, will be tested. The contest consists of a 30-minute, 5-question 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/get-started/study-materials

    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

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 11/11 to 04/20  4 ACSL Annual Contest Saturday 8:15am-9:00am $60/4 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Nov 11, Jan 20, Mar 9 and Apr 20Location: Online13

    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 2023-2024 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:

        Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:15am-9am, November 11, 2023
        Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Saturday 8:15am-9am, Jan 20, 2024
        Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:15am-9am,  Mar 9, 2024
        Contest #4: Graph Theory on Saturday 8:15-9am, Apr 20, 2024 

    Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 2023-2024. Students who passed the cut-off score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation emailed from May 1 through May 16, 2024. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 25, 2024, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.

    Each contest in the Junior Division has two parts: a take-home 72-hour 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:

    Contest #1 Computer Number Systems
    Recursive Functions
    What Does This Program Do? - Branching
    Contest #2 Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
    Bit-String Flicking
    What Does This Program Do? - Loops
    Contest #3 Boolean Algebra
    Data Structures
    What Does This Program Do? - Arrays
    Contest #4 Graph Theory
    Digital Electronics
    What Does This Program Do? - Strings

     You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials

    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

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 11/11 to 04/20  4 ACSL Annual Contest Saturday 8:15am-9:00am $60/4 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Nov 11, Jan 20, Mar 9 and Apr 20Location: Online13

    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 2023-2024 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:

        Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:15am-9am, November 11, 2023
        Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Saturday 8:15am-9am, Jan 20, 2024
        Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:15am-9am,  Mar 9, 2024
        Contest #4: Graph Theory on Saturday 8:15-9am, Apr 20, 2024 

    Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 2023-2024. Students who passed the cut-off score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation emailed from May 1 through May 16, 2024. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 25, 2024, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.

    Each contest in the Junior Division has two parts: a take-home 72-hour 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:

    Contest #1 Computer Number Systems
    Recursive Functions
    What Does This Program Do? - Branching
    Contest #2 Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation
    Bit-String Flicking
    What Does This Program Do? - Loops
    Contest #3 Boolean Algebra
    Data Structures
    What Does This Program Do? - Arrays
    Contest #4 Graph Theory
    Digital Electronics
    What Does This Program Do? - Strings

     You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials

    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

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 11/11 to 04/20  4 ACSL Annual Contest Saturday 8:15am-9:00am $60/4 tests  in the year of 2023-2024; Test dates are Nov 11, Jan 20, Mar 9 and Apr 20Location: Online13

    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 2023-2024 year at Sunshine Elite are as follows:

        Contest #1: Number Systems on Saturday 8:15am-9am, November 11, 2023
        Contest #2: Prefix/Infix/PostFix Notation on Saturday 8:15am-9am, Jan 20, 2024
        Contest #3: Boolean Algebra on Saturday 8:15am-9am,  Mar 9, 2024
        Contest #4: Graph Theory on Saturday 8:15-9am, Apr 20, 2024 

    Note: All tests are proctoring virtual online by Sunshine Elite in the year of 2023-2024. Students who passed the cut-off score of all 4 contests will receive ACSL Final contest invitation emailed from May 1 through May 16, 2024. The ACSL Final Contests are scheduled on May 25, 2024, proctoring virtual online by ACSL.


    Each contest consists of an online 30-minute, 5-question 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 2 

    Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation   
    Bit-String Flicking  
    LISP

    Contest 3  

    Boolean Algebra   
    Data Structures  
    FSAs and Regular Expressions

    Contest 4  

    Graph Theory   
    Digital Electronics   
    Assembly Language

    You may check the ACSL website for the study material and the test samples here: https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials

    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

    Instructor: Shilpa Sharma

  • 02/01 to 02/01  1 Contest 10:15am-1:30pm $30/exam Location: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    2024 AIME I Contest schedule on Feb 1, 2024 Thursday at 10:15am -1:30pm PT time

    The AIME qualifiers should register for the AIME test using the following link no later than Jan 31:  https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=66&course_category=30

    The AIME I test will be hold in the following classroom: 16100 NW Cornell Rd Suite 210, Beaverton, OR 97006

    AIME test is 3 hours long. The test has to be taken between 10:30am to 2:30pm PT time. So we will try to have all students start the contest at 10:30am, and finish it at 1:30pm. 

    Below are more rules and details for AIME test:

    • Participants must take the AIME at the same location where they took the AMC 10 or AMC 12.
    • The test must be proctored by the competition manager.
    • Students will complete a series of competition steps which include sections, such as rules and regulations, the Competition page (featuring a timer), a post-competition integrity form, and final submission page.
    • The competition manager must not answer any questions about the competition and should ensure that no participant has the opportunity to communicate by any means to any other person while the competition is in progress.
    • If there is an urgent need to use the bathroom, all materials should remain with the proctor. No other breaks are permitted.
    • Obtain a supply of #2 pencils and unmarked scratch paper. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, protractors, and erasers. Calculators and electronic devices of any kind are not allowed. 

    Note: Please be on time. Students who come in 15 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

    Instructor: Manny Norse

  • 02/08 to 02/08  1 Contest Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm $75/exam Location: 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6 Room 2

    Sunshine Elite is hosting the F=MA exam for high school students this year! Any students who have learned AP Physics may try out the F=MA exam.

    AAPT and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) sponsor a competition each year for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition

    The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.

    The Pathway to International Physics Olympiad Team is:
    F=ma for any motivated high school students =>
    Top 400 students  are invited for USAPhO =>
    Top 20 students are selected to U.S. Physics Team =>
    Top 5 students are selected to represent the team at IPhO

    Below are more details for the several round of exams:

    1. The F=ma exam is a 75-minute exam with 25 multiple choice questions focusing on mechanics. Two versions of the exam are given, the F=ma A and F=ma B.
    2. Approximately 400 students will be invited to take the USA Physics Team (USAPhO) exam, based on their scores on the F=ma exam. The USAPhO is a 3-hour free response exam where students are required to justify their answers. The exam is divided into two parts of 90 minutes each.
    3. Approximately 20 students will be invited to be a part of the U.S. Physics Team, based on their USAPhO and F=ma scores, and attend a ten-day training camp at the University of Maryland. At the end of the camp, five students will be selected to represent the team at the International Physics Olympiad.
    4. Students must be either U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), or currently attending a U.S. school, to take the F-ma exam.
    5. Students must be either U.S. Citizens, or U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) to take the USAPhO exam. Students must also be located in the U.S. to take the USAPhO exam.

    To check the F=MA exam rules, please check here: https://aapt.org/Common2022/rules.cfm 

    Instructor: Ellen Zhou

  • 01/23 to 01/23  1 Contest 9:00am-10:00am $30/exam non refundableLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 8

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored in-person 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 25-question, 40-minute, 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:

    8:55-9:15am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill 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 paper-based so please take 2/HB pencils with you. You have to stay with the e-test 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.

    9:20-10:00am 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 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     

    Instructor: Manny Norse;  Connor Nelson

  • 01/23 to 01/23  1 Contest 9:00am-10:00am $0/exam non refundableLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 210 Room 6

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This exam is required to be proctored in-person 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 25-question, 40-minute, 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:

    8:55-9:15am Arrive and prepare for the test

    Have students pre-fill 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 paper-based so please take 2/HB pencils with you. You have to stay with the e-test 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.

    9:20-10:00am 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 10 minutes later will not be accepted to the exam.

     

    Instructor: Connor Nelson;  Christopher Dupuis

  • 04/27 to 04/27  1 Event Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm $0/event In PersonLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 290 Hall

    WVA Open House for Incoming K to 8th Grades of 2024-2025 will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1pm-4pm. The school address is 16100 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 290, Beaverton, OR 97006.

    Willamette Valley Academy, founded by Sunshine Elite Education, is a private school serving K grade through 8th grade students located in the heart of Beaverton and Bethany. 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 students and give them the opportunity to be advanced and challenged. 

    Willamette Valley Academy prioritizes small class sizes and cutomized curriculums. We value small class sizes to give us the ability to provide a personalized curriculum for your child. We cater to students seeking a more challenging and engaging educational environment. With a focus on STEM education, we offer a wide range of math, science, and technology courses, providing opportunities for students to excel based on their readiness rather than just their grade level.

    Our faculty members bring strong backgrounds in STEM fields, ensuring that learning is both captivating and academically rigorous. At WVA, we prepare K-8 students not only for high school but also for advanced placement courses and future academic pursuits. Join us at Willamette Valley Academy to embark on a journey of dynamic learning and academic excellence.

    Please join our open house to know more about the school!

    Note: If you can't make this open house, you are welcome to text or call WVA office phone by 503-780-2299 to make an appointment to visit our school.

    Instructor: Connor Nelson;  Manny Norse;  Ellen Zhou

  • 03/02 to 03/02  1 Event Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm $0/event In PersonLocation: 16100 NW Cornell Road Suite 290 Hall

    WVA Open House for Incoming K to 8th Grades of 2024-2025 will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 1pm-4pm. The school address is 16100 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 290, Beaverton, OR 97006.

    Willamette Valley Academy, founded by Sunshine Elite Education, is a private school serving K grade through 8th grade students located in the heart of Beaverton and Bethany. 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 students and give them the opportunity to be advanced and challenged. 

    Willamette Valley Academy prioritizes small class sizes and cutomized curriculums. We value small class sizes to give us the ability to provide a personalized curriculum for your child. We cater to students seeking a more challenging and engaging educational environment. With a focus on STEM education, we offer a wide range of math, science, and technology courses, providing opportunities for students to excel based on their readiness rather than just their grade level.

    Our faculty members bring strong backgrounds in STEM fields, ensuring that learning is both captivating and academically rigorous. At WVA, we prepare K-8 students not only for high school but also for advanced placement courses and future academic pursuits. Join us at Willamette Valley Academy to embark on a journey of dynamic learning and academic excellence.

    Please join our open house to know more about the school!

    Note: If you can't make this open house, you are welcome to text or call WVA office phone by 503-780-2299 to make an appointment to visit our school.

    Instructor: Connor Nelson;  Manny Norse;  Ellen Zhou

  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



  • 09/15 to 12/08  1 test Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm $15/test No class on Nov. 24Location: Online

    The time schedule:

    Session 1: ITBS Math : 60 minutes

    Break: 15 minutes

    Session 2: ITBS Reading: 40 minutes

     



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