Middle School Courses

  • African American Studies

    Develop an understanding of the African American experience and its influence on the world. Experience history through field trips and learn about the life of Jackie Robinson.

    Session 1, A.M. and P.M.

    Reed Academy only

    Session 2



  • AliveGirl Scout   

    Have you ever wondered what you would do if all electricity were cut off, your cell phone and the Internet were now useless to you, and food supplies were running out? Would you panic or would you find solutions to these challenges? Work with your team to survive the zombie apocalypse!

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Chocolate UniversityGirl Scout   

    Partnership with Askinosie Chocolate

    Students will be inspired by artisan chocolate making to become global citizens and embrace the idea that businesses can solve world problems. The course exposes students to real world experiences and project-based learning as they experience the inner workings of a small batch chocolate factory.

    Session 1, A.M.

    Reed Academy Only


  • Design Matters

    Have you ever thought, “I could build that better?” Today’s challenges will be solved by tomorrow’s engineers—and that’s you! Discover how to use the latest 3D design technology to solve problems for today and the future.

    Session 2, A.M. and P.M. 


  • Escape!

    Students will participate in various breakout activities including escape rooms, word game activities, guest speakers, G Suite modifications and breakout options, designing and implementation of breakout games, and reflection on worst case scenarios.

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Explore Olympics Girl Scout

    Do you want to know what it takes to be a Middle School Olympian? Learn about various Olympic training techniques and Olympic events including volleyball, bowling, hockey, and pickleball.

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Game On! 

    Students will learn how to design their own video games; no prior experience necessary. Students will learn to write code using several different platforms and languages. There will also be an opportunity to visit an arcade.

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Gravity is Overrated!

    Create a new, one-of-a-kind adventure park that is set to be the next big thing for summer fun in Springfield. The only question you should be asking is: Am I ready to defy gravity?

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Grossology

    Ewww! That's gross! Explore the human body and its grossness. Topics will include the mouth, the nose, the eyes, and parasites in all of the above.

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Mysteries at the Museum Girl Scout  Boy Scout

    Research and discover all that is required in creating a new art museum. Work as a team to create a new museum, design and construct a virtual and 3-D gallery, and create a logo and business card for the new museum. Choose and create artwork for your very own gallery. Restore artwork and create a sculpture garden.

    Session 1, A.M. and P.M.


  • Operation Innovation

    Are you ready to rise up and be the voice of innovation for a cause? Join us as we explore your leadership potential and take action to make a meaningful impact on our world.

    Session 1, A.M. and P.M.


  • Orchestra Camp 

    Calling all string students – violin, viola, cello, and double bass! Do you want to continue to improve on your instrument this summer? If so, sign up for “Orchestra Camp.” We will rehearse in both small ensembles and large and present a performance for friends and family at the end of the camp.

    Session 1 A.M. 

    Hickory Hills Only


    Session 2 A.M. 

    Hickory Hills Only

  • Outdoor-UGirl Scout   Boy Scout

    Do you love the outdoors? Learn about different ways you can experience and enjoy nature and acquire the skills you need to thrive in the great outdoors as you experience archery, fly-fishing, hiking, survival skills, and more. Students will visit various outdoor recreation areas each week. Bring your hiking boots!

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Springfield Mysteries

    Up until now, you may have thought you were living in the typical Mid-Western town. Throughout this class we will explore some of Springfield's most mysterious, intriguing events of past and present. After this course, you'll never look at Springfield the same way.

    Session 1 and 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • The World Is Your StageGirl Scout

    Write a fractured fairy tale, perform it on an actual stage, and share your final product with a live audience in a high school theater. Performance dates are the last two days of the session.

    Session 2, A.M. and P.M.


  • Uke Can Do It! 

    Learn basic chords, strumming patterns and fun, energetic songs on the ukulele.


    Session 1 P.M. 

    Hickory Hills Only

    Session 2 P.M. 

    Hickory Hills Only