Academic Events

For Homeschoolers and After Schoolers


This Gold Old Fashioned Science Fair is going to be

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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!


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.


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.

Ages: 11-17

Time: Saturdays, 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Dates: May 9, 16, 23

Instructor: Andrew Bonney

Cost Breakdown: 

Tuition: $75 /3-1.5-hour classes


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: Saturday, January 18th from 1-3 PM.

106 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646



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