NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

SAT Seminar

This five-hour seminar will allow students to become more familiar with the SAT, and give them a chance to improve their scores. Students could benefit from even a small score increase in scholarships and invitations to enroll in special honors courses and programs. Experience shows that students who take this seminar achieve an average score increase of 5 to 20 points on the PSAT, and 50 to 200 points on the SAT. Of course, the individual score increase depends on the amount of time and effort that students spend working with the materials they will receive at this seminar. The ZAPS Learning Company has been the leading provider of ACT/SAT/PSAT test-preparation seminars since 1984.

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Blooms in My Shady Yard?

Yes! You can have plants blooming in the shade. You just have to know which ones to choose. There are a number of them that thrive in the shade. In fact, many of those shown and discussed in this class will die very quickly in the South Texas sunshine. Dr. Tom Harris, instructor.

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Babysitting: Your New Career! (Ages 10-17)

If you want to be the most sought after sitter in your neighborhood, let Carolyn James guide you through the basics in general first aid, emergency procedures, tips on entertaining all ages and much more. You will receive a certificate to show that you are trained and ready to get your new career going.

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Animation and Cartoon Drawing (Ages 8-12)

Learn the tricks of famous cartoonists from My Art Starz. Kids will produce large, full-sheet drawings of a pirate ship and its motley crew, big top circus and a jungle scene. We will brainstorm our way to our own original cartoon characters. Students will produce a 3-panel comic strip and learn how to do word bubbles, inking and other elements of interest. Participants will also enjoy making various hand-made animation devices as they learn about optical illusions and how cartoons work. A $10 supply fee is payable to instructor on the first day of class.

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AARP Smart Driver Course

Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course, but participants may obtain a reduction in car insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non members is payable to AARP and covers administrative costs. AARP members must bring their membership card to class. Instructors are Roy Ball and Richard Honeycutt, Jr.

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Driver Education

Register now for a driver education class at your NEISD school. Students will receive 32 clock hours of classroom instruction as well as seven hours of behind-the-wheel driving and seven hours of observation. The schedule posted is for the classroom only. All in-car training is scheduled individually by the student once the permit is obtained. Students must be at least 15 years old and in high school before class begins. For complete details and contract information go to www.neisd.net/drive. Please register with the students name and information. In addition, the contract at www.neisd.net/drive MUST be filled out, signed by both parent and student, then submitted to the Driver Education office before the class begins.

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Heartsaver First Aid and CPR

This First Aid and CPR course is designed for members of the general community who want to learn the skills and techniques needed to recognize emergencies and perform basic first aid. Students will learn how to perform the lifesaving skills of CPR on adults, children and infants, how to relieve choking, how to administer an Epi Pen and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The highly effective video-based instruction format enables students to experience case-based scenarios in a realistic setting. Upon course completion, students will receive a two-year certification card from The American Heart Association.

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Fashion Designer (Ages 8-12)

Young girls graduate from playing dress up to designing their own fashions by using the same design principles used by professionals. Principles including basic sketching techniques, coordinating colors for the best effect, mixing textures and patterns for scale and perception, and applying cultural fashion history to each girl’s individual style and portfolio. Designs come to life with beautifully patterned papers, ribbons, sequins, jewels, and oodles of other embellishments. Collaborative “design team” challenges make this hands-on, minds-on adventure into the world of design very exciting. No sewing in this class. Instruction provided by Fastforward Kids.

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