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Extended Year Summer Enrichment Program
The Planetarium at De Anza College
District Short Courses
District-wide ProgramFee-based Self-Supporting Program (Fund 15)
Short Courses provide special interest classes that are based on the specific needs and interests of our local community members.
In 2003-2004 the Short Course Program served 8,156 students (unduplicated headcount) and 10,522 students (duplicated headcount.)
Arts and Humanities,Business and Entrepreneurship, Communication, Online Classes, Computers, Cooking, Financial Planning, Health and Wellness, Languages, Personal Growth, Photography, Real Estate, Recreation and Fitness, Special Interests, Travel and Trips and many others
Providing a wide variety of current classes:
Courses for young students are also offered throughout the year:
Horsemanship, SAT Preparation, Culinary Institute, Golf, Etiquette and many other courses.
Youth Summer Enrichment Classes
Extended Year is a partnership between De Anza College, the Cupertino Union School District, and the De Anza College Euphrat Museum of Art
Provides a broad selection of fee-based enrichment classes at four to six Cupertino Union School District sites every summer for students entering first through tenth grades.
This program is designed to serve students who are performing at or above grade level in their studies.
Classes are offered at multiple school sites in the community.
Students may choose from numerous courses: Computer Robotics, Advanced Writer’s Workshop, Mock Trials and Debate, Geology, Foreign languages, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Geometry & Algebra Applications, Science and Creativity, Fun with Physics, Poetry Hot Pot, Essay and Summary Writing, Public Speaking, etc.
Accelerated classes for gifted students are offered in the areas of math, science and language arts.
This past year we served 4,461(duplicated headcount, Summer 2004) and1887(unduplicated headcount, Summer 2004) students from all over the world.
This unique offering has been the recipient of many accolades during the past decade, including our most recent award from theNational Council for Continuing Education & Training;
“2002 Exemplary Program Award ~ Community Services”
College Astronomy Classes
With a 50-foot dome, one star projector, two video projectors and 50 slide projectors, the De Anza Planetarium is the largest school planetarium in the western United States.
A quarter of the enrolled college students say their first exposure to astronomy was through attending a De Anza planetarium show when they were in elementary school.
In their seats, ready for takeoff, before the start of a show at the De Anza College Planetarium.
Your best bet for a unique Saturday night entertainment treat
Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties
We have big plans and high hopes for the next generation. New technology has surpassed the wonderful capabilities of our venerable system, as we address the need for:
Our amazing new Infinium S® star projector will create a thrilling sense of presence in space