ADULT and CONTINUING EDUCATION – Fall 2014

ADULT and
CONTINUING
EDUCATION – Fall 2014
www.troycsd.org • [email protected] • (518) 328-5432
Special in-person registration hours - Troy High School lobby - Monday, 9/8/14 and
Tuesday, 9/9/14 from 6-7 PM. (Mail-in registration preferred – forms on last page of program)
Most Adult Education Classes start the week of 9/24/14 unless otherwise stated.
Everyone must pre-register before 1st night of class. No walk-ins allowed.
Registration deadline for Driver Education is 9/18/14
(Obtain registration forms from THS Main Office or Room 345)
The office of Adult and Continuing Education is dedicated to providing the Troy
community with opportunities to further their educational goals as well as special
interests classes and Driver Education class for our high school students.
Registrations are not confirmed. Once registered, you can consider yourself
enrolled.
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL with full payment enclosed
(personal check, cashiers’ check or money order accepted). Please do not mail
cash or use certified mail. Anyone over 16 is eligible to participate. If we cancel
a course you will be notified and a full refund will be given. No refunds will be
issued for dropped classes unless you cancel within 48 hours prior to the
start of the class (No Refunds for Driver Education).
Evening students are required to abide by the regulations governing the
school buildings; smoking is prohibited in buildings and on grounds. Weather
cancellations will be posted in the media. The Enlarged City School District of
Troy, The Board of Education, its agents and employees are not responsible for
any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of participation in any Adult
Education course or activity offered by the District. All risks and any expenses are
assumed by the participant.
ACADEMICS
DO YOU NEED A GED DIPLOMA?
Algebra
This course is designed for adult students who have not already acquired a High
School Diploma or a GED Diploma.
This is an accredited high school math course. Topics of study include elementary
algebra, linear and quadratic functions, inequalities, coordinate geometry,
probability, and statistics. This course is consistent with the Integrated Algebra
course in high school. Attendance is required for all 20 classes (total 60 hours).
Instructor: Nicole Mitchell
Date, Time: Tues & Thurs, 9/30-12/11/14, 6-9 PM (no class 11/11 and 11/27)
Room: 135 THS
Fee: $270 ($280 out-of-district); Book Fee: $20
Class Size Limit: 25
Sessions: 20
Biology
This class is designed for adults who need high school biology for admission to
college programs (e.g. nursing). This is a lab-oriented course. Pre-requisite: High
School General Science (Science 9) or equivalent. Attendance is required for all
20 classes (total 60 hours).
Instructor: Stephanie Moshier
Date, Time: Tues & Thurs, 9/30-12/11/14, 6-9 PM (no class 11/11 and 11/27)
Room: 126 THS
Fee: $270 ($280 out-of-district); Book Fee: $20
Class Size Limit: 25
Sessions: 20
Chemistry
This class is designed for adults who need high school chemistry for admission to
college programs (e.g. nursing). This is a lab-oriented course. Prerequisite: High
School General Science (Science 9) or equivalent. Attendance is required all 20
classes (total 60 hours).
Instructor: Raymond Francis
Date, Time: Mon & Wed, starting 9/29-12/10-/14, 6-9 PM (10/13 or 11/26)
Room: 326 THS
Fee: $270 ($280 out-of-district); Book Fee: $20
Class Size Limit: 25
Sessions: 20
GED Preparation
Instructor:
Date, Time:
Room:
Fee:
Sessions:
Gaynor Hartigan
Mon & Wed, starting 9/29-12/10/14, 6-8 pm (no class
10/13 or 11/26)
113 THS
Free of Charge
20
DRIVER EDUCATION
Driver Education
This non-credit course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of
on-the-road instruction. By 9/18/14, students must be 16 years of age and have
a valid learner’s permit. Upon completion of the course, the student will be issued
an MV-285 Student Certificate of Completion. This will allow the holder to drive
after 9 PM at age 17 and an insurance reduction where applicable. Those who
complete this course are not required to take the 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course.
Troy High School seniors will be given first preference. To register, students must
complete the Driver Education Parental Permission and registration forms (located
in the THS Main Office or Room 345) and submit these forms along with payment
(payable to Troy School District) to Troy High Main Office by Thursday, 9/18/14.
Students who are not pre-registered will not be allowed to attend. Minimum of
16 students required.
Instructor: Bell’s Auto Driving School Inc.
Date, Time: Begins Thursday, 9/25/14, 3:30-5:30pm (Orientation
and 1st class). Classroom instruction will be held on
Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 (12 classes). In-the-car instruction
schedule will be arranged by Bell’s Auto Driving School,
Inc. Students should bring their drivers’ license or
learners’ permit to each class.
Room: 144 THS
Fee: $395 ($415 out-of-district) (NO REFUNDS)
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Defensive Driving (6-Hour Course) and 5 Hour Prelicensing Course
Please see Bell’s Auto Driving School Inc. for their schedule of classes. Their
website is www.bellsdriving.com or you can call them at 371-8949.
HEALTH & FITNESS
(offered through District’s Wellness Program)
Pilates Plus
What secret do elite athletes, ballerinas and Top Models have in common? Pilates!
You will learn the time tested principles of Joseph Pilates who pioneered these
‘powerhouse’ moves along with cutting edge transformational moves. This program
is focused on the ‘core’ of your strength; your abdominals, back, hips and thighs
in a systematic method of lengthening these muscles by strengthening them. You
WILL FEEL and SEE THE RESULTS….not only in this class but in your day-to-day
activities. You will likely walk a bit taller, move with greater grace, feel increased
energy, and notice a transformation in your abdominal region. It’s no secret!
Suitable for all levels; Pilates is one of the fastest growing forms of fitness! Bring
a mat, water bottle and great expectations. Please register through Tru Fitness
at 496-0337.
Instructor:Hollan Bonjukian, CPT, NC (Tru Fitness)
Date, Time:Monday, starting 9/29-12/8/14, 6-7 PM (no class 10/13)
Room:School 14 (Pre-K Green Room)
Fee:
All sessions free to members of Blue Shield of
Northeastern New York
$100 for non-members
Please call 496-0337 for further information or visit
trufitness.org
Sessions:10
Butts and Guts
Get strong, lean, and focused this Fall. Some of our biggest trouble areas are the
stomach and backside. Butts and Guts will reduce, shape, and lift those stubborn
areas in your glutes, abs, and thighs. You will work all 3 major muscles of the
buttocks from multiple angles to:
• Create tight and toned hips and thighs
• Shape your butt and sculpt your abs
• Lift your butt so it looks great from every angle
Remember working these large muscle groups helps to increase your metabolism
so that you are burning calories long after you leave class! To support your success,
class members will follow a structured workout schedule to help keep you on top
of your game and give you rapid results.
Please wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Bring a mat and don’t
forget your water! At the end of these 10 weeks you will be winking at yourself in
the mirror! Please register through Fitness Professionals on Demand, LLC online
at: www.fitnessprofessionalsondemand.com or call 505-2669
Instructor:
Connie Fagan, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness
Professionals on Demand, LLC
Date, Time:Thursday, 10/2--12/11/14, 6:00-7:00 PM (no class 11/27)
Room:School 14 (Pre-K Green Room)
Fee:
All 10 sessions free to members of Blue Shield of
Northeastern New York. Non-members please call 5052669 for non-member prices and other possible insurance
eligibility.
Sessions:10
Yoga
Has back-to-school stress left you feeling overwhelmed? Are you experiencing
stiff, tired, or achy muscles? Take time for yourself to strengthen your breathing,
increase flexibility and reduce stress. Join us for beginner Yoga! Each class
begins with breathing and stretching techniques that will relax the body and focus
the mind; followed by sequenced moves and poses that will be coordinated with
breathing and music. Indulge in aromatherapy to help soothe your senses and
melt away the tension. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave
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you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and focused. Please bring a yoga mat and water.
Wear clothing that allows for easy movement. Please register through Fitness
Professionals on Demand, LLC online at: www.fitnessprofessionalsondemand.
com or call 505-2669
Instructor:
Judi Prendergast, Certified Group Fitness Instructor,
Fitness Professionals on Demand, LLC
Date, Time:
Monday, 9/29-12/8/14, 6:00-7:00 PM (no class 10/13)
Room:
School 14 Library
Fee:
All 10 sessions free to members of Blue Shield of
Northeastern New York. Non-members please call 5052669 for non-member prices and other possible insurance
eligibility.
Sessions:
10
Zumba®
Burn between 500-800 calories in just one session! Zumba® is a dance fitness
class like no other. Zumba® features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and
international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy
levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba® Fitness-Party. The
moves are easy to follow, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deeprooted community among returning students. Get ready to shake, shimmy, and
party your way into shape! Register through Fitness Professionals on Demand,
LLC online at: www.fitnessprofessionalsondemand.com or call 505-2669
Instructor: Amanda Speciale, Fitness Professionals on Demand, LLC
Date/Time: 8 exciting classes begin Wednesday, 10/1-11/19/14, 6:007:00pm
Location: School 14 Gym
Fee: All 8 sessions free to members of Blue Shield of
Northeastern
New York. Non-members please call 505-2669 for prices
and other possible insurance eligibility.
Sessions:8
Boot Camp Challenge
“Boot Camp Challenge”(BCC) is an all-in-one packaged fitness program
encompassing assessments/testing, work outs, and detailed nutritional guidance
throughout the program. The program is designed for men and women of all fitness
levels from the beginner to the advanced exerciser. Every workout offered has the
ability to be modified for ALL fitness levels. Your Drill Sergeant will work with you
to help you build your cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance while
improving balance and flexibility. Proven results include weight loss, decrease in
body fat, increase in muscular strength and endurance, increase in cardiovascular
strength, decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol and decrease in stress
level and fatigue. Your Drill Sergeant will also be available outside of class time
for support and encouragement. This program is unlike any “boot camp” style
program around. Please register through Make It Fit, LLC by contacting Melissa
Grattan directly at (518) 366-1901 or register on-line at www.makeitfittraining.
com. Invest in yourself!
Instructor(s): Melissa Grattan and Julie Pascazio, Make It Fit Training,
LLC, (Certified Personal Trainers)
Date, Time:Tuesday & Thursday, 9/30-12/4/14, 6:30-7:30pm (no class
11/11, 11/27)
Room:School 14 Gym
Fee:$250 New Recruits/Out of District Recruits
$215 District Employees/Troy Residents
“Blue Shield of Northeastern NY Insurance members may
be eligible for a FREE 10-week session. Contact BSNENY
to verify eligibility.”
Sessions:9 weeks (18 classes)
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SPECIAL INTERESTS
Ballroom Basics–Waltz and Rumba
Learn to feel comfortable and look confident with the basic steps in Waltz and
Rumba. Singles or couples welcome. Appropriate for beginners or those who
wish to brush up or practice what they have learned in the past. Students should
be willing to switch partners if numbers are uneven. Switching partners makes
for better leaders and followers.
Instructor:
Rita Russell
Date, Time:
Tuesday, starting 10/7-11/18, 6-7 pm (no class 11/11)
Room:School 16 gymnasium
Fee:$35 single, $70 couple (please pay Adult Education office
directly)
Sessions:
6
Ballroom Basics—Foxtrot and Swing
Learn basic steps and patterns in Foxtrot and Swing. Singles or couples welcome.
Appropriate for beginners or those who wish to brush up or practice what they have
learned in the past. Students should be willing to switch partners if numbers are
uneven. Switching partners makes for better leaders and followers.
Instructor:
Rita Russell
Date, Time:
Tuesday, starting 10/7-7-11/18, 7-8 pm (no class 11/11)
Room:School 16 gymnasium
Fee:$35 single, $70 couple (please pay Adult Education office
directly)
Sessions:
6
Spanish for Beginners
Learn to speak, read, and write the fastest-growing language in the USA for
travel, work or fun as this course will be geared to the needs of the registrants.
Friendly, stress-free student-centered learning activities include basic greetings,
departures, and conversational phrases; investigating Spanish culture; and
learning to speak, read and write at a beginner’s level. The sound of the language
is strongly emphasized.
Instructor: Sergio Espinal
Date, Time:
Monday, 9/29-11/10/14, 6:30-8:30 PM (No class 10/13)
Room312 THS
Fee: $60
Sessions: 6
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Intermediate Spanish
This course focuses on enhancing previous acquired language skills of Spanish,
build a solid grammatical foundation, while reinforcing the four Basic language
skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. During the six sessions students
will review comprehensive grammar structure of the present, past and future
tense. To accomplish this objective, students will participate in conversations
related to everyday topics and authentic social situations of the Hispanic World.
Prerequisite: Spanish for Beginners.
Instructor: Sergio Espinal
Date, Time:
Monday, 11/17-12/22/14, 6:30-8:30 PM
Room
312 THS
Fee: $60
Sessions: 6
Arabic for Beginners
Level I: In this introductory course, you will learn the Arabic writing system, sounds,
basic grammar, and a vocabulary of about 300 words. This course introduces
certain aspects of Arab culture, and you learn a number of terms and phrases in
spoken Arabic.
Instructor:
Pierre Ghorayeb
Date, Time:
Tuesday, 9/30-11/4/14, 6:30-8:30 PM
Room:354 THS
Fee:$60
Sessions:
6
Intermediate Arabic
Level II: In this course, you will learn the Arabic writing, grammar, reading, and
a vocabulary of about 500 words. This course introduces the Arab History, and
you learn reading and practicing different conversations. Prerequisite: Arabic for
Beginners.
Instructor:
Pierre Ghorayeb
Date, Time:
Tuesday, 11/18-12/23/14, 6:30-8:30 PM
Room:
354 THS
Fee:$60
Sessions:
6
For more information, please call Adult & Continuing
Education Office at (518) 328-5432.
TROY CITY SCHOOLS ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE REGISTRATION FORM
Cashier’s check or money order only. Make payable to: ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF TROY, NY.
Please complete a separate form and payment for each course.
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FALL 2014
ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
CATALOG IS ENCLOSED.
Classes begin September 29th (Driver Education begins September 25, 2014).
Special walk-in registration hours on September 8th and 9th from 6-7 p.m.
at Troy High School main lobby.
Do you have a suggestion for a course? Would you like to teach a course?
E-mail or call the Adult and Continuing Education office today.
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