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May 03, 2022

D2 Center 2022 Summer Elective Classes

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May is here and it’s time to start thinking about summer! Every year the D2 Center offers options for students who are in need of elective credits. These courses are designed to complement OPS summer school opportunities and are taught by Nebraska certified teachers. Once again this year classes are virtual, other than the the first session where students are required to pick up class materials in-person at the D2 Center. See below for details!

English Elective
Start date: June 2 or 3 / End date: June 24

Designed to review skills taught in high school English classes, the English Elective offers engaging, relevant fiction and nonfiction texts and multimedia forms with assignments tailored to improve the ability to read for information, practice critical thinking, develop evidence-based arguments, and clarify written expression. Students will be required to pick up materials, meet teachers, and complete the first assignment at the D2 Center on June 2 or 3 between 1 and 5 p.m. This first session will take approximately 2-3 hours.

Navigating Your Future and/or Math Elective
Start date: June 27 or 28 (attend BOTH days if taking both courses) / End date: July 22 (summer grads end July 21)

Using a personalized approach, the Navigating Your Future Elective promotes development of a positive future identity by focusing on the student’s social, physical, mental, and financial health. Assignments address self-reflection and goal setting; improving social and physical well-being; financial literacy; and job skills and career exploration. Students will be required to pick up materials, meet teachers, and complete the first module at the D2 Center on June 27 or June 28 between 1 and 5 p.m. This first session will take approximately 2-3 hours.

The Math Elective starts with four required modules covering basic math topics. Remaining modules will be selected according to student interests and skills from a list including Math in… Art, Space, Cooking, etc. Students will be required to pick up materials, meet teachers, and complete the first module at the D2 Center on June 27 or June 28 between 1 and 5 p.m. This first session will take approximately 2-3 hours.

  • Classes are for D2 Center students only: a D2 Center application must be completed before class enrollment and consent forms signed. Apply online or call the D2 Center if you are not already in the D2 Center program
  • Classes are virtual; you will need to provide an email and cell phone number and have access to a device, the internet, and Microsoft Teams or Zoom
  • Although students can work at their own pace, a weekly Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting with the teacher and other students is required (probably mid- to late afternoon; teacher will survey students for best times)
  • The classes require approximately 45 hours of work time; the successful completion of all assignments and tests is required to earn a credit
  • Contact your YAN or Director Greg Emmel to get signed up for one or more classes (402-502-8534; g.emmel@d2center.org)

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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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