Thanks to a grant from the Diocese of Brooklyn St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Trust, Bishop Kearney will be launching an academic enrichment program for 7th and 8th graders. Participating students will receive classes of instruction from the Bishop Kearney faculty to expand their understanding of and enthusiasm for a topic explored in Bishop Kearney’s STEAM wing. Bishop Kearney faculty will nurture collaboration and encourage ambitious thinking through project-based, multidisciplinary learning. Our goal is to inspire and stimulate the imagination through a hands-on approach to the following topics.
The digital art program will provide a foundation in drawing and design, while developing critical thinking, an art-historical perspective, and an understanding of social responsibility. Activities will include digital artwork (creating 2D to 3D Artwork), book cover design, animation design, and cartoon storyboards.
Participants will work collaboratively to present a high-quality news show, serving together as anchors, technical directors, audio engineers, and floor managers. Participants will use state-of-the-art equipment and have the capacity to create top-notch programming, while also developing skills like public speaking and team collaboration.
Virtual reality uses technology to recreate a real or imagined environment, and makes it possible for the user to interact with that environment as if he/she is present in it. After becoming familiar with the VR tools and systems, students will use the technology to explore real world scenarios from across disciplines.
Early Bird Algebra
Seventh and eighth graders from St. Athanasius Catholic Academy, which is located in close proximity to Bishop Kearney, will have the opportunity to polish their algebra skills before the school day begins at 8:10 am. This program will focus on teaching and refreshing knowledge of the basic principles of algebra, preparing students for more advanced high school mathematics