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Enrichment Program

Benedictine Academy will be hosting the following Enrichment Classes for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Students will be able to sign up for different Enrichment Sessions; the cost per session is $10.00.

Serious About Anatomy & Physiology

First Session Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Your first class will involve using computer graphics to explore human anatomy. Dr. Bernard and his Benedictine Academy Juniors will instruct pupils in the use of the computer program to master human dissection on the smartboard. Each layer of the body can be uncovered with the flip of a switch, while identification of each body part can be carried out by the touch of a finger. This medical school level program will allow you to see what you have never seen before. All students will be given a chance at the controls. Human systems to be dissected include skeletal, muscular, pulmonary and gastrointestinal.

Your second class will involve using our parfocal microscopes to identify tissues which have been isolated from each part of the human anatomy. A short introduction will help to lead you through the world of these histological fascinations. Imagine looking into a crime scene where your insight could solve the mystery. With the help of our Juniors, you will be able to discern the types of cells and tissue that make up each part of your own body that will change your perspective forever.

Your third and final class will involve performing a dissection along with the Juniors to put to use the information you have acquired in your first two sessions. Humans were not available for dissection, so have been replaced with fetal pigs.  These will serve as examples for our comparative anatomy analysis. Through smart board interaction, we will be able to identify all mammalian systems throughout our dissection.


Benedictine Chopped - Featuring our own Chopped Contestant Alyssa Chacon '16

Second Session Dates

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Join our very own Alumna, Chef Alyssa Chacon on a three week adventure in the culinary realm.  Alyssa was featured on Food Network’s Teen Chopped Edition.   Since then she has graduated Benedictine Academy, attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and just completed a three month internship with the Disney Culinary Program.

Would you like to be Alyssa’s Sous Chef and learn to make great food in a minimum amount of time, but don’t have a clue how to go about it?  Or you are on your own for the first time and have discovered that eating out is expensive and takeout is tiresome?   In three relaxed, fun filled classes, we’ll get you on your cooking feet, teaching you know how to prepare simple, healthy, delicious food.  You’ll learn about basic cooking equipment and menu planning, how to prepare delicious pasta and how to make desserts in minutes.  Join Chef Alyssa in a cooking experience you will never forget! 


The Language & Culture of Amour

Third Session Dates

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Join our wonderful French teacher, Mrs. Thieberger-Kittinger as she journeys you through the fundamentals of one of the Romance Languages (French).  You will learn the history, culture and cuisine of this beautiful language.

Give your teen a head start in French during our three-week enrichment classes. Under the guidance of an expert, native-speaking teacher, students will boost their language skills while exploring the French culture & cuisine.

With a few basic skills under their belts, students are encouraged to test their palates with some basic training in food seasoning and tasting. 



Fourth Session Dates

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Join our very talented and creative Art teacher, EmilyAnn Gachko as she invites you into the wonderful world of Art.  Come learn the basics of drawing and painting in this fun filled beginner art class.

Over the course of three projects, students will learn to create an abstract piece with pen and ink, compose a colorful drawing with pastel, and relax and unwind with watercolor. Students with any level of ability are welcome to attend! No matter when your experience has been, we'll be sure you walk away with artwork that you love.

Art work will then be featured at our Night of Artistic Expression on Friday, April 20, 2018 along with art from local grammar schools. 

Please complete registration below!