May 13, 2019

D2 Center Summer 2019 Elective Credit Classes

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Are you behind in elective credits? Catch up this summer with two elective credit classes at the D2 Center. Class sizes are small and students get one-on-one attention from our staff of caring, Nebraska-certified teachers. Make the most of your summer!

**Please call 402-502-8534 to enroll.**

Better Family Health: Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 17 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays; no class on July 4 or 5)

This class will actively promote the health and physical wellness of students and increase their health knowledge. The prevention of health-related illness and diseases will be emphasized. Students will:

  • Meet with a registered nurse and determine weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, and pulse.
  • Research, discuss, and actively participate in the Seven Pillars of Health and Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
  • Keep a food, water, and sleep journal and participate in daily exercise.
  • Be provided and be encouraged to eat healthy snacks and more fruits and vegetables.
  • Research, study and complete assignments to understand causes and prevention of heart disease, asthma, allergies, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stress, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Literacy and Life Skills: Friday, July 19 – Friday, August 2 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays)

Students will read a novel, short stories, plays, articles, and poetry. The class will also include lessons and activities focused on career and postsecondary planning and connections. Students will:

  • Write, revise, and edit an autobiographical essay.
  • Use strategies and graphic organizers before, during, and after reading to aid in the construction and enhancement of meaning.
  • Identify and explain the significance of the essential literary elements of novels (i.e. character, setting, conflict, plot, climax, resolution, theme, tone, and point of view).
  • Respond in discussions and in writing to works of fiction, non-fiction, and diverse cultural perspectives by using personal, literal, interpretative, and evaluative questioning.
  • Engage in informal writing assignments (i.e. reader response, free writing, focused free writing, prediction, response journals) to experience the different elements of the writing process.
  • Engage in informal and formal writing assignments utilizing all stages of the writing process.
  • Meet with D2 Center Career Navigators for postsecondary planning: career exploration, jobs vs. careers, training and education, resume writing, and developing a future identity.

*Classes are for D2 Center students only. A D2 Center application must be completed before a student can be enrolled. A minimum of 45 hours of class time and the successful completion of all assignments and tests is required.

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About Carolyn

Carolyn Miller is one of the directors of the D2 Center. She is a graduate of Omaha Northwest High School and the University of Iowa. Carolyn has been with the D2 Center since 2010.

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