Enrichment activities are scheduled once a week for a two hour period each quarter. Cadets have the opportunity to choose four activities during the academic year.
In order to maintain social distancing, we are limiting our class size to 10 cadets in each classroom and therefore have established a 9-period school day. We will place our Enrichment Program on hold for the 2020-2021 school year. We will be providing additional instructional time and/or tutorial for cadets during the school day instead of after school to keep our cadets safe.
This course is a competitive team sport designed to teach the cadets basic infantry tactics and leadership skills. Similar to paint ball, cadets will use air soft guns that shoot a plastic BB. Mandatory eye protection is required. Gear and supplies will be provided by our school. If cadets have their own gear, they are welcome to use it.
This course will prepare students with the basic knowledge of the automotive world including safety procedures, venting systems, service of vehicles and maintenance.
This course will provide students with the necessary knowledge to build healthy eating habits and learn cooking and food handling methods. This program will include working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Students will use what they have learned in the class and prepare recipes provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This will be a semester activity and students may earn a Food Handling Permit by the end of the session.
This course will provide a foundation in the ﬁeld of Computer Forensics. The student will learn how to obtain and analyze digital information for possible use as evidence in civil, criminal or administrative cases. Topics include applications of hardware and software to computer forensics, computer forensics law, volume and ﬁle system analysis, computer forensics investigations, and computer forensics in the laboratory. Hands-on exercises guide discussions and reinforce the subject matter.
This course is designed for the student to learn and use specific exercises to improve performance in various athletic competitions. Proper nutrition to achieve maximum results will be discussed.
This course will provide instruction and guided practice in the five basic skills of drawing. The student will learn the perception of edges, perception of space, perception of relationships, perception of lights and shadows and visual referencing. Fun activities will be completed to develop the basic skills of drawing.
This course is designed to give cadets insight and gain an understanding of the physical, psychological and emotional stress involved in being a first responder. Students interested in this field will gain the basic knowledge of introductory principles and the training and experience they will endure and undertake if they choose emergency response as a profession.
This course will introduce forensic science, emphasizing the multi-disciplinary approach required to document, understand, and solve forensic problems. Topics for this course include those in general science and applying scientific methods to answer questions of interest in the legal system. Case studies will be used to illustrate how science was used to solve crimes. The student will learn how to obtain and analyze evidence in criminal cases. Topics include fingerprinting, facial reconstruction, crime scene investigating, proper handling of evidence, forensics law, and documentation. Learn what it takes to be a Crime Scene Investigator using forensics in the laboratory. Hands-on exercises guide discussions and reinforce the subject matter.
This course will focus on animals (domestic, wildlife and exotic), sea life and birds. Topics will include identifying common ailments, diseases, prevention and dietary requirements, assisting Veterinary Technicians, witnessing a K-9 Specialist in action and observing professionals in the workplace and include special field trips.
LEGO®MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. This activity is designed to be student-guided and self-paced.
This course will include the fundamentals of being an independent adult. Topics will include budgeting, time management, scheduling, meal planning on a budget, job research and living location arrangements.
The course will include learning the basics of camcorders and editing software. Students will produce a fun movie based on their interests.
This course will provide the foundation and history for two activities, origami and calligraphy. The student will learn the basic folding and the geometry of origami and the basic Chinese characters.
This course will include learning the basics of photography in a “fun” atmosphere.
This course will include both quadcopter construction and quadcopter flying. During the activity students will learn about the various parts that make up a quadcopter, basic soldering skills, basic principles of flight and some legal concerns when flying quadcopters. Students will also participate in quadcopter flying competitions to help develop their flying skills. The goal is for the cadets to be able to build a working quadcopter as well as the skill and knowledge to fly them safely.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to sing and perform in a small group/choir. Students will learn proper vocal technique, music terminology, general music theory and confidence in performing. Students will learn a set of songs to perform for the Corps of Cadets. There is no need for previous music experience or “natural talent” to do well in choir.
This course will be an introduction into what is required to explore the underwater world. This enrichment activity is the first step in becoming a certified diver. We will learn all the necessary skills and master them in the MMA pool.
This course will provide students with basic operational and functional knowledge and familiarization of Live Sound Engineering, Stage Lighting, and Stage Management. Students will understand basic electrical and acoustical properties and the functional processes in amplifying stage/live sound amplification and production. Additionally, the student will learn the basic processes and equipment needed for stage lighting. Stage Management is a critical skill for all live performances which is often overlooked by amateur performers.
This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing future careers in medicine such as physical therapy, athletic training, nursing, physician assistance and occupational therapy. It introduces the profession of athletic training and the basic principles of preventative care commonly used. Topics will include athletic training, facility organization and procedures, protective sports equipment, construction of protective devices, administration of pre-participation exams, application of protective taping, braces, wrapping and protective pads. Topics will include basic anatomical terms, the role of the athletic trainer in sports medicine, mechanisms of athletic injuries, signs and symptoms of injury and rehabilitation techniques, blood borne pathogens and emergency procedures.
This enrichment activity will help seniors with the college application process. Focus will be on college selection, completing college applications, scholarship applications, dorm applications, deposits and understanding the factors that lead to a successful freshman year.
These courses provide additional review to prepare cadets for their AP exam in May. The class will focus on course section(s), concepts, theories, and/or applications that may be challenging for cadets and provide additional time for mastery. Practice exams will be available for students to complete and self-grade to provide immediate feed-back on their performance, identify areas that require more practice and ease some of the tension or stress associated with the actual AP Exam. Courses include: