Creative Arts

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Director: AACS Faculty Monica Standfield
Dates: June 24 - 27 (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Gender/Age: Boys and Girls entering grades 9 to 12
Location: Sulin Hall Upper School
Cost: $190

Based on the best-selling book by Sean Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this workshop will help students to develop healthy habits and practically apply personal leadership principles to the tough choices they face every day. The goal of this book is to help teens improve self-esteem, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. By providing the teens with habits based on principles, it will give them the tools needed to build a strong foundation for the rest of their life.  At the completion of the workshop, each student will receive a certificate.  Cost includes all materials.

About the Director: Monica Standfield has 15+ years of accounting experience with McDonald’s and Marriott.  During her employment with McDonald’s Corporation, Monica facilitated The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for McDonald’s Home Office Staff for 3-1/2 years prior to making the decision to become a Stay-At-Home Mom.  Monica also co-labors with her husband in teaching entrepreneurship within the Christian community.  Monica is a “Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher” for NFTE.  She currently works at AACS as an Admissions Associate, while manning the Kilby Desk and being a “mom” to many of the students who cross her path.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Director: AACS Faculty Monica Standfield
Dates: July 15 - 18
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Monday - Thursday)
Gender/Age: Boys and Girls entering grades 9 to 12
Location: Sulin Hall Upper School
Cost: $190

Based on the NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Curriculum, this workshop will introduce students to the basic principles of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur, different methods to enter entrepreneurship, and much more to help a young person start their entrepreneurial journey.  By activating the entrepreneurial mindset, the student will create and pitch an original business concept.  Teaching entrepreneurship changes mindsets, changes lives, changes the world.

Entrepreneurship 101

Director: AACS Faculty Monica Standfield
Dates: July 22 - 25 (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Gender/Age: Boys and Girls entering grades 9 to 12
Location: Sulin Hall Upper School
Cost: $200

Based on the NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Curriculum, this workshop will build upon the Intro to Entrepreneurship session to validate business concepts through the development of a “basic” business plan.  Each student will be given the opportunity to present their business plan to a community of entrepreneurs and given constructive feedback and advice.   Intro to Entrepreneurship is a prerequisite.  A folder, paper and calculator is required.  All other materials are included.

About the Director: Monica Standfield has 15+ years of accounting experience with McDonald’s and Marriott.  During her employment with McDonald’s Corporation, Monica facilitated The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for McDonald’s Home Office Staff for 3-1/2 years prior to making the decision to become a Stay-At-Home Mom.  Monica also co-labors with her husband in teaching entrepreneurship within the Christian community.  Monica is a “Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher” for NFTE.  She currently works at AACS as an Admissions Associate, while manning the Kilby Desk and being a “mom” to many of the students who cross her path.

Dance Fusion

Director: Princess Dickens
Dates: July 8 - 12 
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Gender/Age: Girls 10 - 16
Location: Kerr Center, Upper School
Cost: $300 (Early Bird, Sibling, AACS Faculty/Student Discounts Available)

Are you interested or already involved in competitive cheer, dance, and gymnastics?  If so, this camp is just for you! It is a fun fusion dance camp that teaches the basic techniques and terminologies of  Liturgical (Praise), Ballet, Modern, and Hip Hop Dance. Furthermore, while incorporating dance forms from all formats, campers will learn how to develop their own choreography through the study of world renown choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Lester Horton, and Paula Abdul.  Dance Fusion  improves the following areas of aesthetic, athletic, fitness and dance performance:

Coordination
Flexibility
Balance
Range of Motion
Efficiency and Effectiveness of Movement (Grace, Energy, Power)
Rhythm
Choreography

About the Director: Princess Dickens is the wife of Cedrick Dickens, the Summer Programs Director, and mother of three beautiful daughters. She is a certified Physical Education Teacher at Corkran Middle School. She has a Masters in Health Promotion Management from American University, a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology from Howard University and she is a Zumba Certified Instructor. She has led dance classes ranging in age from 16 to 70 as a former Group Fitness and Small Group Fitness Instructor with the Jewish Community Center. Princess has been involved in the aesthetic arts of athletics through organized dance and gymnastics since the age of 3. Princess uses the expressive movement of dance to tell stories and evoke emotions in innovative ways. She is the former Director of the Liturgical Praise Team at Bethesda Baptist Church in Washington DC, the Dance Coordinator and Choreographer for the Encore Stage and Studio summer program and she has performed with Divine Dance Institute (DDI), Linda Natolie and Joyce Laverne Dance Troupe.  While at Howard University she served as the captain of the “Showtime” Marching Band's “Ooh-La-La” Dancers.