Orion After School Program
Orion After School Program offers students opportunities to explore new interests, push them selves athletically, or even get some extra time to do homework in an effective way. Please use this link to email us: Orion After School Program if you have any questions. To register for any of the programs, print and complete the attached registration form and return it with payment. Spaces are limited, so turn in your registration soon!
Spring 2015 After School Programs
After School Study Hour
The After School Study Hour is a “next step” in developing independent study skills. Any student who has fallen behind in homework completion will be encouraged to attend because this program structures the time to do homework outside of school hours, setting the stage to carry this pattern to the home or outside study settings.
The price includes all three days offered, but you can choose not to use every day.
The limit is 12 students for this program. If fewer than six students join, your fee will be refunded.
Advance registration is required; please use the form linked below.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:45 – 4:45 PM
February 2nd – May 7th
Orion Cross Country Team
Get up off the couch and become part of the tradition. Team members work with Orion staff to train and condition themselves to compete in a local fun run, like the Devil Mountain Run or the Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders 5k. This team not only instills good exercise habits but is also a truly enjoyable experience for all who participate. Track practice attendance will be logged by Orion staff and will be applied towards Homebridging hour requirements.
Registration fee includes a Cross-Country team shirt and registration into one race. Please use the form linked to below to sign up. If fewer than six students join, your fee will be refunded.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 – 5:15 PM
March 17th – April 30th
3D Game Design
Get ready to take part in the development of your own virtual world. The 3D modeling and game design class offers students the opportunity to create their own game maps by building new environments and scripting character actions through the use of the Unreal 3 game engine. Unreal 3 is an industry-leading game engine and has been used for popular games like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Gears of War. As your student develops their own levels they will gain an understanding of architecture design and programming – valuable skills to have when trying to break into the gaming industry.
Participants will receive the materials necessary to take the class and continue their own game development at home.
Lessons include directions and practice of:
- Interior level design
- Terrain creation and height maps
- Kismet and matinee animation
- Texturing modeling and importing
Software used: Unreal Editor 3 / Adobe Photoshop / Autodesk Maya
Please use the form linked to below to sign up. If fewer than 3 students sign up, your fee will be refunded.
Fridays 1:45 – 3:00 pm
February 6th – May 1st