A myriad of extracurricular courses have been developed and launched by the Minton Education Curriculum Experts and Scholars Team to cultivate students' all-round abilities, which covers disciplines such as reading and writing, humanities, economics, public speech, math, computing, data analysis and robotics.
Reading and Writing Club:
The Club serves as a long-term camp to develop students’ reading and writing and critical thinking skills. Through regular book club meetings and writing workshops, students are immersed in classic literature so that their vocabulary gets expanded, reading speed improved, thinking in English cultivated, a deep understanding of Western culture and education gained, critical analysis skills learned and good reading and writing habits developed. All can be used to prepare students for their TOEFL and SAT tests.
The series of humanistic literacy course consist of four parts: European and American history, English literature, American language and culture, and art. Synchronizing with American schools, they aim to enable students to improve their humanistic literacy, adapt to their future study and life in the US, and improve their social skills.
Economics Course for high school students aim to enhance students' understanding of economics concepts, how economics plays a part in their everyday life, and how it affects the world around them. Additionally, students will learn how to apply economics theories in money management, budgeting and investment.
Oral Communication & Public Speech:
The ability of oral communication and public speech can directly impact the width of one’s life. The classes focus on improving pragmatic speaking and presentation skills, including how to strengthen social relationships, ease presentation anxiety, and make language engaging. Learning from scenarios, students will learn how to organize and prepare speeches and other relevant skills.
The course is designed for students who are interested in programming and computer science research. It utilizes the pedagogy that combines theory and practice to teach students how to use common programming language and to prepare them for relevant research topics.
Data analysis is a popular interdisciplinary subject in recent years. Students will learn how to exploit a vast amount of data available to extract useful information through analysis and apply them to the fields of interest.
The course aims to keep up with the academic frontier and teach students basic principles in robotics, engineering skills such as programming microcomputers and how to build simple electronic circuits. With theory learned, students will continue to explore how to use computers to complete some small projects, which will lay a foundation for related research to be provided during summer.