The Clifton Park Academy is pleased to enroll students in 3rd through 12th grade in Fall 2016 enrichment classes.  Classes are taught by experienced instructors in a variety of areas including: Introduction to Chess, Cyber Defense, and Higher Ground- Leadership Development.

The Clifton Park Academy meets on Saturday mornings from 9:30am -12:00pm from October 29th -December 17, 2016 (on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays). 

Enrollment fee is $25 per student.



Saturday Academy

Grades 3 -12

All programs are offered in a supportive learning environment for students featuring homework help, small group tutoring, and access to a computer lab.  Students should come fully prepared to complete homework, school projects, or receive assistance with completing college entrance or scholarship applications.

Introduction to Chess

Grades 3-12

Introduction to Chess provides new or beginning students of chess a strong foundation in the rules and strategies needed to play the game. There are many benefits to learning chess such as increased creativity, strategic thinking, improved concentration, memory, planning and foresight. The course is designed for students with little to no experience with chess.  Students are introduced to the board and pieces through interactive lessons and games. 

Cyber Defense- CyberPatriot Competition

Grades 6th-12th (Middle school team is full*)

Cyber Defense prepares two teams of students (Middle and High School) for entry into the 2016 CyberPatriot competition.  CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money. 

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