Course Catalog

  • 2019 - 2020 Course Catalog
    The 2019 - 2020 Course Catalog has everything you need to know about our Mod system and how to schedule your classes.
Please remember that each high school student will meet with the scheduling team to build their schedule and guide them through the scheduling process.

2019 Aug Mod

Our 2019 Aug Mod session will run from July 30, 2019 to August 16, 2019 and class times vary depending on the course. We are extremely excited to offer a varied slate of classes which cover a number of disciplines and in all cases can be applied to graduation requirements. Aug Mod is a great chance for students to get a bit ahead and create more flexibility in their schedules. Below are brief descriptions of each class with specific information regarding class times, any associated fees, and other important details.
Aug Mod is for high school students and is a part of tuition -- however, some of the classes have materials and/or traveling fees. Please know, too, that we'll require a minimum number of eight (8) students for each class to run and some classes have a maximum. If the class doesn't meet the enrolled minimum number of students, then the class will not be offered.

2019 Aug Mod Classes

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  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    No day on this Community Service and Wildlife Adventure will be the same as you find yourself straddling the earth's Equator or shopping in South America's largest open air market, then snorkeling with turtles, sea lions, and tropical fish the next. Enjoy magnificent views of the Galapagos Islands standing atop Sierra Negra, a 3687ft volcano. What makes this trip the most rewarding is participating in a community service project where you'll help make a real difference, and maybe even make some new friends
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  • Shakespeare's Page to Stage

    Spend over two weeks intensively studying three of Shakespeare’s most important and entertaining plays--the great tragedy of jealousy and racial malice, Othello; the rousing Hundred Years’ War history play, Henry V; and the dark love story of Verona, Romeo and Juliet. After reading and discussing themes and staging, studying earlier filmed performances, and analyzing the plays’ language, we will see them performed at the OSF--one at each of the Festival’s theatres. Taught by Mr. Alastair Hunter.
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  • Servant Leadership

    "The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve."--Robert K. Greenleaf

    Students will explore what it means to lead through service. Working throughout the Rogue Valley, students will volunteer and serve in our community. In-class activities will include reflection, discussion, and studying the concept of Servant Leadership. Taught by Mr. Joe Volk.
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  • Material Science

    "All hands on all the time” is the name of the game in Material Science, and students get to keep everything they create! Students will become proficient at utilizing a variety of industrial tools with the goal of building practical skills through practical projects including, but not limited to: constructing a functional forge for forging and heat treating steel as well as examining solid-state diffusion welding, developing non-ferrous alloys for investment casting and using polymer models they 3D print themselves to turn their creations into 100% metalwork, and analyzing the qualities of various materials through destructive testing. This is a HOT course so be prepared to sweat! Taught by Mr. Derek Roemer (maximum of eight students).
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  • Canoeing the Rogue Valley and beyond

    There’s nothing quite like gliding across the glassy surface of an alpine lake on cool summer morning in a canoe. Let’s learn a new form of satisfying exercise as we explore some charming pockets of the Rogue Valley and the surrounding forests. Paddling builds upper body strength and general stamina. We will learn several different paddle strokes and general canoe safety. Canoeing offers a way to live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the wealth of recreational space we have within our reach. The course will culminate with a trip to the remarkably clear water of the Wood River in the Upper Klamath Basin. No experience or skills needed! Taught by Mr. Clay O'Gwin (maximum of seven students).
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