Academic Events Overview
For Homeschoolers and After Schoolers
Are you looking for an exciting interactive educational experience for your child, but the idea of driving one more place is daunting? Check out our large assortment of online classes at The Thinking Kid. These unit focused clubs, led by masterful and dedicated adult “captains," are loads of fun! No worries about it being boring—you will find your child actively engaged in activities, discussions, and presentations with his fellow students and teacher. Soon, their TTK club will be one of the highlights of their week!
NCAC MODEL UN
Are you interested in a career that will require negotiation, excellent communication skills, and persuasive speaking? If so, this workshop is for you! Model UN is a great extracurricular for students looking to learn more about politics, current events, or international relations and for students who want to improve their debate and team-building skills. Join us as we focus on: skills of public speaking and presenting an argument, the ability to build consensus and notice similarities between ideas, the ability to have respectful discourse among varying opinions, an overview of how to conduct political and academic research, and the ability to establish trust quickly and assert oneself as the leader.
Day and Time: TBD
Instructor: Andrew Bonney
Tuition: $75 /3-1.5-hour classes
NCAC MOCK TRIAL
The Mock Trial Program is an exciting law-related educational program that introduces high school students (grades 9-12) to the American legal system. Mock trials are structured like "real" court trials and follow the same rules. The program pairs students with mentors from the legal community. Through one-on-one interactions with attorney coaches, a student's understanding of the law is greatly enhanced.
Day and Time: TBD
NCAC SCIENCE FAIR
Our science fair is created by scientists who are dads and who want to see every child be excited about science. Unfortunately, science and math are often taught by rote memorization which makes them seem dull. Instead, we want to use this science fair to stoke their natural curiosity in the world around them.
We plan to make sure that your child loves their experience by offering to mentor them throughout this process. We would like to spark your child's natural curiosity and creativity so that they will want to experience science again, and again, and again.
Symposium: Saturday, September 25, 10 AM - 12 PM
Science Fair: Saturday, November 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
NCAC HISTORY DAY
National History Day is a national competition sponsored by National History Day and National Endowment for the Humanities. Each year, students present and compete on a local, county, state, and national level. The national competition is held at the University of Maryland, College Park—right in our backyard!
Day and Time: Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Parent and Student Workshop with National History Day representative from Maryland Humanities, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (very fun interactive experience to prime us for NHD Fair!)
Click here for more information!
NCAC SPELLING BEE
A spelling bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell English words. The Spelling Bee is an important academic tradition and one that challenges children to perform at their best. In addition to motivating children to achieve academically, this event is an important stepping-stone to the County Spelling Bee Competition students may enter in middle school.
Day and Time:
Monday, December 6, 2021, at 5-6:30 PM.