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Kids at College Scholarships Available!

Each student may earn a $100 per class scholarship for up to three classes. Email an information request to kidscollegescholarship@lee.edu.

We appreciate our generous donor for supplying these scholarship funds.

Spring 2021 Online Courses

Spring course registration is now open.

The magic in every student comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be!  Black Rocket has twenty years of experience designing courses in the S.T.E.A.M fields.  Every program is powered by the child’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on learning environment.

All Black Rocket programs mirror real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process.  Students will work in pairs or teams for in-room programs. Online classes provide a more  independent experience, but with an emphasis on peer to peer feedback to enhance the creative process.


Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling, $149

3-4:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed., March 1-24
or
3-4:30 p.m. Tue. & Thu., March 2-25

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.   

  • Ages 8-14
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers, $149

3-4:30 p.m. Mon. & Wed., April 12-May 5

eSports Apprentice - Compete in live events! YouTube Streamers and Gamers

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. More than 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 

  • Ages 8-14
  • A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only.

Updated! Minecraft Modders, $149

12:30-3:30 p.m., Mon. through Thu., March 29-April 1
or
3-4:30 p.m. Tue. & Thu., April 13-May 6
or
8:30-11:30 a.m., Mon. through Thu., April 5-8

Minecraft Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.


ROBLOX® Makers $159

8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 6-April 10
or
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, March 6-April 10

Roblox

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  

  • Ages: 8-14
  • Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now, $149

8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27
or
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27
or
3-4:30 p.m. Tue & Thu., Jan. 25-Feb. 22
or
3-4:30 p.m. Tue & Thu., Jan. 26-Feb. 18

Make your own Virtual Reality! The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but will need access to a mobile device at home. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

  • Ages 8-14
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS.

NEW! Young Authors, $199

3-4:30 p.m., Mon. & Wed., Jan. 11-Feb. 3 (ages 7-10)
or
3-4:30 p.m., Tue. & Thu., Jan. 12-Feb. 4 (ages 11-14)

Young Author Classes - Where imagination inspires character

Children at this age have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. The goal is to show children just how much fun creative thinking can be if they let their imagination soar. Students will develop their own story from start to finish, ending with their own published soft cover book. Learn plot development, character creation, review literary techniques, and self-expression activities, including illustration, dialogue, and more. Typing support provided. At the end of the class, all students will receive a soft cover book they created themselves!

  • Ages 7-10 and 11-14
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS

NEW! YouTube FX Masters, $149

8:30-11:30 a.m. Mon. through Thu., March 29-April 1
or
12:30-3:30 p.m., Mon. through Thu., April 5-8

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

  • Ages 8-14
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.

NOTE: Fall registration closes five business days before the start of each class.

All graphics in the descriptions used with permission from Black Rocket Productions, LLC.