CLASSES FOR LEARNERS

Ages 16 – 18

The classes below are on our current roster. However, not all classes may be scheduled at this time. Should you want information about registering for a class not currently scheduled, please email helpdesk@northernlightsacademy.ca. Alternatively, you can choose to request a class for your learner by clicking on make a request, and filling out the form.

ART: Handmade with Love: Crocheting for Beginners (Ages 15 - 18)*

Connar
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 10
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 4 weeks (4 weeks total)
Price: $63

This class focuses on the basics of crochet from yarn choice to final stitch. Learners will have the opportunity to complete a project over the course of four weeks.
Online crochet class for teens

ART: Crochet 101: Granny Squares

Mrs. Braid
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 8
Length of Class: 50 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 4 weeks (4 weeks total)
Price: $63

This course is a full introduction to crochet, including instruction on all the basic stitches and how to make granny squares, which will be combined to form a usable or wearable final project.

Woodburning and watercolour tools for a teens Online class

ART: Woodburning and Watercolour

Mrs. Braid
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 10
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 42 weeks (2 weeks total)
Price: $35

3) A beginner’s guide to beautiful woodburnt art. You will learn the basic skills of transferring designs to wood, doing linework with a woodburning tool, and adding lush, vibrant colour using watercolour paints.

Wood burning art. NLA online class for teens.

ART: Woodburning Natural Textures ( Ages 16 - 18)

Mrs. Braid
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 10
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 2 weeks (2 weeks total)
Price: $35

An intermediate woodburning class, designed to help learners master different techniques, tips, and accessories for the woodburning tool. The focus of the course will be learning to evoke texture on the wood. Learners will showcase their new skills in a final project portraying a realistic plant or animal composition.

Online art class for teens.

ART: Talking Colours*

Leona
Number of Learners in Class:
3-12
Length of each Class:  55 minutes
Type of Class: 2 classes per week for 8 weeks (16 classes total)

Price: $259

Talking Colours is an expressive arts course that will help learners with socio-emotional development through creative and fun art activities.

ART: Introduction to Graphic design (Ages 14-18)*

Khushi
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 12
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 12 weeks
Price: $169

This course is intended for learners with no prior knowledge of design as well as those who want to refresh their understanding of the subject while acquiring the fundamental skills required to become a graphic designer.

BAKING: Biscuits and Jam*

Samantha
Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 12
Length of Class: 1.5 hours
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $40

In this hands-on class, learn the basic techniques of mixing biscuit dough and making jam without pectin.
Online class for children who want to practice auditioning.

DRAMA: Auditioning 101*

Ms Red
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 4 weeks (4 classes total)
Price: $57

Is your learner interested in what it takes to nail their audition? Do they see themselves wanting to pursue stage acting or film acting roles? If so, this is a great place to start! This course will provide an opportunity for learners to explore and become confident in their audition techniques. It will cover the in’s and out’s of the holding room, how to find your mark, and how to pick material that is suitable for your learner’s typecast. By the end of the course your learner should have a strong understanding and foundation to work with to give them the confidence they need to land the role!

Online theatre class for teenagers.

DRAMA: Intro to Theatre* (Ages 14-18)

Ms Red
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class:
 45 minutes
Type of Class:
1 class per week for 6 weeks
Price: $85

Intro to Theatre is a fun in-depth experience where learners will embrace their inner performer! We will go over stage presence, basic theatre concepts including but not limited to: scene design, blocking, action and reaction, necessity of character, costuming, and so much more! If your learner has always wanted to see what it was like to shine in the spotlight, this class provides a solid foundation in theatre basics.

Online drama class for teens

DRAMA: Play Reading*

Mari
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class:
 55 minutes
Type of Class:
1 class for 8 weeks (8 classes total)
Price: $154

This class is for learners who are interested in reading and dissecting plays. We will learn to understand writing styles, plot development, characterization, and overall structure and action of plays. This class will be helpful for learners who have an interest in playwriting, acting, reading, or are just looking to understand literature through plays! Looking to work on both classic and contemporary plays.

Online acting class for teens

DRAMA: Acting 101*

Mari
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class:
 45 minutes
Type of Class:
1 class for 6 weeks (6 classes total)
Price: $94

This class is for learners who are interested in learning more about acting. We will discover the Stanislavski method of acting and together, take turns working through material and presenting monologues for each other in class. Students will learn how to develop characters, understand beats and intentions, and textual analysis.

 

ENGLISH: Journalist for a Month*


Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 6
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: 1 classes per week for 6 weeks (6 classes total)
Price: $95

Be a journalist for a month and practice your creative writing skills. This multimedia creative writing style is unlike any other, challenging learners to think outside the box, be creative, interact with others, and refine their writing. 

ENGLISH: English Literature & Creative Writing*

Khushi
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 12
Length of Class:
45 minutes
Type of Class:
1 class for 12 weeks
Price: $169

This course is intended to assist learners in developing strong Language Arts and Creative Writing skills, as well as aid foreign language/ESL learners in expanding their English language reading, writing, and speaking skills.

 

ENGLISH: Whose words are these anyway? (Ages 14-18)*


Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: 1 classes per week for 5 weeks (5 classes total)
Price: $79

Understanding attribution and citing is crucial for technical writing. This class covers APA and MLA citation styles for a variety of resources, plagiarism, direct quoting and paraphrasing.

GAMING: Gamer's Den - Game Club & Social Group

Luis
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 7
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: Ongoing class (choose dates according to your schedule)
Price: $14

In this class we will discuss about different games (like Minecraft, Genshin Impact, Pokemon, etc.) and share our opinions on them.
We will mainly talk about things like our favourite games, the first games we played, and other experiences related to gaming and videogames.
image with fruits and vegetables for class on nutrition for teens.

HEALTH: Meet The Macronutrients: Exploring Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat and Water

Lee
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 10
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 2 classes per week for 4 weeks (8 classes total)
Price: $154

The macronutrients make up the largest portion of your diet. This course will help learners gain a strong understanding of the digestion, absorption and function of each macronutrient, along with a strong understanding of where we find these nutrients in foods. Great for learners with a keen interest in food, nutrition or life sciences.

HEALTH: Yoga in the Yurt*

Janet
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 6
Length of Class: 30 minutes
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $11

Enjoy a teen yoga class with Janet. Each week will give a new focus and you will enjoy the whole body wellness benefits of yoga.

HEALTH: Stretch & Strength*

Mari
Number of learners per class:
 3-8
Length of each class:
 45 minutes
Type of Class:
 One time class
Price: $16

Do you want to improve your flexibility and strength? Join this simple, low-impact stretch & strength movement class based on dance training exercises. We will focus on gaining flexibility and muscle strength in our whole bodies. A great way to stay active throughout the week, without a ton of sweat (and tears!)

HEALTH: Stretch & Strength Private Session*

Mari
Private Lesson
Length of each class:
 45 minutes
Type of Class:
 One time class
Price: $34

Do you want to improve your flexibility and strength? Join this simple, low-impact stretch & strength movement class based on dance training exercises. We will focus on gaining flexibility and muscle strength in our whole bodies. A great way to stay active throughout the week, without a ton of sweat (and tears!). This is the one-on-one option.

LIFE SKILLS: Game of Life: Financial Literacy for Teens


Number of learners in class:
3 – 6
Length of class: 45 minutes
Type of class: 1 class per week for 6 weeks
Price: $95

Through a series of ‘real world financial events’, learners will be challenged to practice budgeting, banking, investing, getting out of debt, and more.

LIFE SKILLS: Navigating the grocery store*

Lee
Number of learners in class:
3 – 10
Length of class: 55 minutes
Type of class: 1 class per week for 4 weeks (total 4 classes)
Price: $77

Product comparisons? Price matching? Picking produce? The grocery store can be hard to navigate when you are young. Whether your children will be headed off to college or are looking to take on more responsibility around the house, this course is designed to help them shop efficiently and affordably.

LIFE SKILLS: Note Taking Skills for Academic Success

Ricardo
Number of learners in class:
5-10
Length of class: 55 minutes
Type of class: 2 classes per week for 5 weeks (10 classes total)
Price: $212

Explore the note taking process, the methods and technology to enhance note taking skills and improve retention, comprehension, and focus in class. 

LIFE SKILLS: THE BRAIN AND CREATIVE ARTS

Number of Learners in Class: 3 – 10
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 6 weeks
Price: $104

This is a fun and educational course for youth and teens, educating them on the basics of the brain processing, psychology, creative thinking and wellness arts and crafts. Each activity will summarize that session’s lesson on the brain and create skills to help identify, understand, and regulate stress for the present and future.

 

pencil and paper. Study skills for older teens

LIFE SKILLS: Study Better!

Ashley
Number of Learners in Class:
 3-6
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: One time class
Price: $18

The end of the school year is coming and that means tests and presentations! Learn to study smarter with proven memory tricks to learn, study and perform better on tests.

Online vocal private lessons for children and youth

Music: Private Vocal Coaching*

Mari
Number of Learners in Class:
 1
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: Ongoing lessons (buy a single pass or 10 pack)
Price: $34

Private, online vocal lessons. One-on-on, the learner and I will develop an understanding of their specific voice and vocal needs. We will uncover proper vocal technique and training to support a healthy, sustainable singing voice.

SCIENCE: Terrestrial Ecosystems

Marie
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 10
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $16

In this course, students will become familiar with the science of ecology and its relationship to the environment by exploring the terrestrial ecosystems.

SCIENCE: Soil Ecology

Marie
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $16

In this class, students will become familiar with the science of soil ecology and its relationship to the environment.
Virtual Naturalist club for preteens

SCIENCE: Virtual Field Naturalists Club

Rachel
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 10
Length of Class:
 45 minutes
Type of Class:
1 class per week for 8 weeks (8 classes total)
Price: $112

In this social class, members will document and share their nature adventures – from birdwatching to hiking to rock collecting. We will discover the world around us and learn about ecology.

SCIENCE: Ecosystems - How Organisms interact within them

Mr. Ingram
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 12
Length of each Class: 1 hour
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 9 weeks (9 classes total)
Price: $188

This class will introduce students to the means by which organisms are dependent upon one another within the ecosystem they inhabit.

SCIENCE: Freshwater Ecosystems

Marie
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $16

In this course, students will become familiar with the science of freshwater ecology and its relationship to the environment.

SCIENCE: The Ocean Ecosystems

Marie
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 45 minutes
Type of Class: One-time class
Price: $16

In this course, students will become familiar with the science of ecology and its relationship to the environment by exploring the ocean ecosystems.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Canadian Civic Politics (Ages 15-18)*

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 12
Length of each Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 6 weeks (6 classes total)
Price: $128

This course provides students with an introduction to the traditions and institutions of Canadian democracy. 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Twentieth Century History

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 12
Length of each Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 10 weeks (10 classes total)
Price: $212

This course aims to familiarize students with major historical events that took place throughout the twentieth century, focusing primarily on Europe, while taking account of the global context. 

SOCIAL STUDIES: Canadian Geography: Coast to Coast to Coast*

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 12
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 8 weeks (8 weeks total)
Price: $170
This class delves deeper into some prominent geographical features of Canada, including less-prominent Canadian cities, major geological formations, and trivia about Canadian provinces and the country as a whole.

TUTORING Private Geography Tutoring - Tyler

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
1
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: Private Tutoring with ongoing sessions offered
Price: $50.00

This geography tutorial is provided for learners seeking to advance their understanding of geography or seeking specific help with ongoing geography studies.

TUTORING Private History Tutoring - Tyler

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
1
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: Private Tutoring with ongoing sessions offered
Price: $50.00

This history tutorial is provided for learners seeking to advance their understanding of history or seeking specific help with ongoing history studies

Private Social Studies Essay Writing, Assignment and Homework Help - Tyler

Tyler
Number of Learners in Class:
1
Length of Class: 55 minutes
Type of Class: Private Tutoring with ongoing sessions offered
Price: $50.00

This tutorial is geared toward social studies learners interested in advancing their critical reading and writing abilities, guidance and focused assistance in writing essays, completing homework assignments, or gaining additional familiarity with the discipline.

SOCIAL STUDIES: A Brief History of Women

Laura
Number of Learners in Class:
3 – 8
Length of Class: 70 minutes
Type of Class: 1 class per week for 4 weeks
Price: $98
In this course, we will explore the past lives of not too well-known women to discuss their role in history and reflect on women’s position in the present.