Return to High School — For a Day in SOMA

Ever wonder what it is like to attend Columbia High School? Now you can—without worrying about grades, tests or attendance records. The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood is hosting “CHS for a Day,” a six-hour program in which parents and other adults in the community can take a sampling of outstanding, diverse courses taught by dynamic members of the CHS faculty.

Adult “students” can learn how the hovercraft and harmonograph work in a physics class. They can study art history from Byzantium to the Renaissance—or create art themselves by learning how to use shading in three-dimensional forms. A performing arts class will get adults on their feet with the language of Shakespeare, while a computer programming class will teach students how to create their own presence on the Web.

Many other classes are being offered, in a range of subjects, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at CHS, 17 Parker Avenue in Maplewood. Adults can register for up to four classes. Each class is $10, and lunch is $8. If you register for four classes and lunch, the cost is $40. Register here.

Proceeds from “CHS for a Day” will go to Achieve’s “Take a Seat” campaign to restore the high school auditorium. Achieve is pleased to collaborate with SOMEA, the local teacher’s union, as well as the Adult School, Columbia H.S.A., Presidents’ Council, the Cougar Café, Cougar Boosters and the CHS Alumni Association to host this day of enlightening classes at Columbia.

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