Zaniac Semester Courses

Designed to fit your schedule after school!

Be a Scientist, Coder, Engineer, Designer, Explorer or Mathematician. Prepare your child for today’s world with one of our curriculum-based STEM Semester Courses. Save Big! Monthly payment plans available. Enroll
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Enroll your child in a weekly after-school STEM program for a 12-week school semester. Engage with fun problem-solving to ignite imagination, foster a love of learning and boost confidence!

Zaniac Semester Courses are after school and run for 12 weeks in the Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring. Classes meet from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. the same day each week. That’s 18 hours of learning per Course! Each Semester Course is just $449 (just under $150/month). Monthly payment plans are available.

With over 15 Semester Courses rotating between school semesters, your child is continually challenged and expanding their learning. Select a Course that fits your interest and schedule!

Bonus Zaniac Time! Arrive as early as 2:30 p.m. on your class day and enjoy free STEM time in our campus.

    Experience the Zaniac difference!

  • Talented and vetted role model instructors
  • Small class sizes for an exceptional experience
  • Peer-based learning
  • Regular feedback and progress reports
  • Safe and fun state-of-the-art campus

Research from the Department of Education shows early exposure to STEM enrichment has positive impacts across the entire spectrum of learning and contributes to success at school! Gain the skills and confidence needed to thrive in our 21st century world.

STEM Semester Courses Start January 23rd!
Designed to fit your schedule after school!

Coders II - Game Design with Scratch / Micro: Bits, Grades: 3-8 $449

Math Grades: K-8 (six weeks) $299

Wednesdays (choose from):
Math I - Math/Chess Grades: K-8 $449
Explorers II - Minecraft Architectural Design/Minecraft Galaxy Grades: 3-8 $449

Engineers I Intro to Circuits/Simple Machines Grades: K-5 $449

Scientists I (Earth Science / Space Science), Grades: K-5 $449

Select a STEM Course that fits your interest and schedule!

Zaniac Semester Course Descriptions
Scientists I (Earth Science / Ocean Science)

Grades K-5
In Earth Science, understand water cycles and the impact of the weather. Learn what a meteorologist looks at to determine our weather. Explore our twisting, shaking, moving Earth as we understand the power tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Let’s take a scientific look at our changing climate. In Ocean Science, dive under the water's surface and learn about the largest habitat in the world. Discover how marine mammals are adapted for life in the ocean and learn all about the different animals that call the ocean their home with hands-on activities and fun projects. Learn just what it takes to be a friend to the natural world and how to protect our oceans and take steps to help in conservation science. 18 hours of learning!

Math I (Math / Chess)

Grades K-8
We will identify Math concepts your child knows and introduce new Math concepts with our comprehensive Math curriculum. Advance your student’s skills in math. Learn how to set up a chess board and strategically move every piece. Use algebraic notation to record your games and analyze other games. Develop an understanding of the principles in each part of the game that will lead to success in chess, and hone strategic-thinking skills. 18 hours of learning!

Coders I (Scratch / Blockly)

Grades K-5
Become a coder! Learn programming concepts with Scratch such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging using a modern, block-based approach. Create animations and videos to share with friends and family. Learn the Blockly coding language with some help from our robot Dash! Blockly is an intuitive and visual way to learn how to code. Generate Blockly code and use your new skills for game-based coding challenges, as well as building and programming robots. 18 hours of learning!

Coders II (Micro:bits / Python for Beginners)

Grades 3 -8
Get an introduction to coding and computer science by way of making and design, using the new micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft’s easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment. The graduate to learning Python coding where students will learn about turtles—little arrows students use to program, while keeping it fun. With the commands and techniques used in the real world, students will be introduced to a written programming language—a sought after skill. Explore principles like variables, classes, methods, code efficiency, and automation. 18 hours of learning!

Engineers I (Circuits Lab / Simple Machines)

Grades K-5
Think, build and create! Explore mechanical and electrical engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation! Technology is a powerful way to teach kids engineering skills with littleBits circuits, LEGO EV3 robots, drones and more. 18 hours of learning!

Engineers II (Robotics for Beginners / Intro to Circuits)

Grades K-5
Technology and math skills come to life as we teach kids the basics of Robotics using lots of hands-on activities. We will spark curiosity with our friends Ozobot and DashBot! Intro to Circuits uses littleBits™, a system of modules that magnetically snap together to build projects ranging from flashlights to synthesizers. Learn about basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more! 18 hours of learning!

Engineers III (Robot Inventors / Advanced Robotics)

Grades 3-8
Robot Inventors design multiple prototypes to find the most effective way to move a robot without using wheels or test the efficiency of two different grabber designs. Use SPIKE Prime for fun, real-world learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems. Then advance to building more complex robot systems using our LEGO EV3 Robotics System! Learn about sensors and motors, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring scientific and engineering concepts. 18 hours of learning!

Designers I (3D Printing / GarageBand)

Grades 3-8
Discover the A in STEAM and how Art integrates with technology! Get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment and bring your song ideas to life! Zaniac’s 3D Printing curriculum enables kids to work with cutting edge technology and get immersed in the engineering and design process, printing their own unique and exciting ideas and turning them into a reality. In GarageBand, use a Digital Audio Workstation to learn the basics of musical notation and form. Students work through looping, editing, sound manipulation, and capturing vocals and MIDI instrumentation to create their own music. 18 hours of learning!

Explorers I (Minecraft Exploration / Minecraft Galaxy)

Grades K-5
In Minecraft™ Exploration, students learn Cartesian coordinates and use them to navigate while working together with friends to accomplish group missions. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game you love. In Minecraft Galaxy, students learn about Earth's oceans and undersea life with the Oceancraft mod, and explore space with the Galacticraft mod. Design and build rockets that travel to the moon, International Space Station, and even Mars. The final class culminates with a team-building space rescue! 18 hours of learning!

Explorers III (Minecraft Redstone Lab / Minecraft Engineering & Design)

Grades 3-8
Redstone is the circuit equivalent in Minecraft that allows students to use electrical engineering concepts to create complex machines such as a clock or a calculator. In Zaniac’s Redstone Lab program, students will learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates and more with Minecraft. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, students will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the laboratory. Students explore the inner workings of manufacturing and heavy industry, ranging from baseline resource gathering to advanced metal production. With the simplified tools provided by Minecraft, students set up working facilities to create products from raw materials, and set up a logistics network that can efficiently move items to where they are needed. 18 hours of learning!