Summer Learning Opportunities

*This is a growing list. Please check back occasionally for additional entries.

AHS Postsecondary
Exploration Summer Camp

Buckle up! We are hitting the road and exploring different adventures you may take after high school. Whether attending a major four-year university, attending a technical school, learning the arts in cosmetology and culinary, or even learning about opportunities at local community colleges, this adventure is for you.
Open to rising Sophomores and Seniors, you will have a chance to travel to over six different institutions over a week. Potential visits include The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Walter State Community College, Maryville College, Pellissippi State Community College, TCAT Knoxville, Douglas J Aveda Institute, Tennessee Tech, and The University of Tennessee Chattanooga. So let's hop on the bus, enjoy the ride, and understand what opportunities exist for you outside of Alcoa High School; it is never too early to start exploring. 
*Contact Mr. Sudderth, Mrs. Gornto, or Mrs. Ferrell for more details!

Aspiring "Aluminators" Summer Yearbook Experience

The 2022-2023 annual is upon us! Let's explore where our book has traveled from and where it will travel to next year. During this 4-day, action-packed camp, you will learn and expand your capabilities in design and publication. From drafting copy, designing spreads, and even making next year's yearbook cover.
New to the #Yerd club? No worries, we will teach you all you need to know and plan to be successful. Potential topics include Yearbook 101, theme selection, digital design, scheduling, advertising sales, and more. This experience is open to anyone who would like to learn about design, publication, team management, or staff members of the yearbook. So let's take a picture, it will last longer!
*Contact Mr. Sudderth or Mrs. Gornto for more info!

Free Doughnuts…& Learning How to Survive High School

Why you should come:
  • Free Stuff (including doughnuts)
  • Get answers to questions like…
  • How do I stay out of trouble?
  • How do I take good notes?
  • What does it mean to think critically?
  • Is it even possible to survive math?
  • Do we really have to read books in English?
  • How do I use the library?
  • What is a “flipped classroom”
  • Why are their two offices?
  • How do I use Google successfully?
  • What are the differences between AMS and AHS? 
  • We’re going to play games!
  • Q&A with the coolest teachers at AHS.
  • Did we mention that there will be free doughnuts?
What you need:
  • An appetite for doughnuts
  • A can-do attitude 
  • Comfortable shoes for outdoor excursions
  • Water bottle
  • A doughnut-sized hole in your heart
*Car riders need to be picked up at 12:00 pm

Making Stained Glass Connections in Art

Come join us for five days of creative summer learning! This year’s summer art camp will be learning about stained glass.  Students will be making stained glass panels.  Creating stained glass panels takes a lot of work. We will learn glass cutting skills, designing skills for glass images, copper foiling, soldering skills, and more.
There will be a limited number of spaces available for this class so hurry and sign up before all of the spaces are gone. Contact Ms. Cedeno ASAP to get signed up!

Spanish Camp

The goal is to provide students with meaningful Spanish language experiences in a fun-filled Spanish setting. Students with no previous exposure to Spanish, as well as students who want to improve their Spanish skills, are welcome to attend.  Students will be immersed in Spanish culture by learning the language through singing, dancing, exercising, cooking Spanish recipes, and watching Spanish movies. This will be a great opportunity to engage the student in fun activities to give them more confidence in learning Spanish.
Two one-week sessions will be offered during the weeks of May 31 - Jun 3, 2022 and June 6 -10, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Students may attend both weeks or one week.
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