Polo Ridge

Polo Ridge Elementary
11830 Tom Short Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Coding & Technology

  • Grades 1-5.
  • Spots: Min 6, Max 20
  • Mon 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Sep 23 - Nov 25 (no class 10/28, 11/11)

Math

  • Grades 1-5.
  • Spots: Min 5, Max 15
  • Wed 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Sep 25 - Nov 20 (no class 10/9)

Creative Writing / Reading

  • Grades 3-5.
  • Spots: Min 5, Max 15
  • Thu 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Sep 26 - Nov 21 (no class 10/31)​​

Public Speaking and Oratory

  • Grades 1-5.
  • Spots: Min 5, Max 15
  • Tue 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Sept. 24-Nov 19 (no class: 11/5)

Science

  • Grades 1-5.
  • Spots: Min 6, Max 20
  • Fri   3:45PM - 4:45PM

Sep 27 - Nov 15

Registration closes: Sep 16th

Multi-program discounts available (scroll below)

Registration closed, we will be back in Jan 2019 at Polo Ridge. We are taking registrations in our McKee Road center, only a few minutes from Polo Ridge.

We will inform you if your registration came in after limit was reached in which case we would gladly have your child on the waiting list and in case we are unable to accommodate, we will issue a full refund.

Coding & Technology. Mondays

We are proud to continue offering Charlotte's most popular Technology Enrichment to Polo Ridge. In our time tested curriculum and engaging classrooms, students will be in a fascinating learning journey of computer programming, logical and algorithmic problem solving while building multiple games and applications.

Grades 3 - 5: Game & Animation Programming in Scratch. Mondays

In this beginner friendly program, students build games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately in front of their eyes. Students build a myriad of different games from Space pursuits to Wizard battles.... Innovative Ball games to logic puzzles using the simple yet amazingly powerful Scratch Platform. A great platform to start / continue your child's journey in Coding while learning the fundamentals of conditional statements, loops, triggers and more!!

Beginner friendly and also customized for experienced students.

Grades 1 - 2. Game and Animation programming in MIT's Scratch PLUS Robotics with mBOTs/Ozobots. Mondays

Custom designed program for our youngest minds, in this very beginner friendly program, students build simple games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately in front of their eyes. Students progress at a very comfortable pace building dance party animations, simple ball games and more!! A great platform to start your child's journey in Coding while learning the fundamentals of conditional statements, loops, triggers and more!!

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student.

Registration Closed

Math Problem Solving. Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 5. Wednesdays. Our proprietary curriculum is customized for students based on their individual development needs. In our highly engaging learning environment, students stretch their thinking and develop into confident problem solvers. Curriculum customized both for students looking to get ahead in school and also students who are looking for higher challenges in Math Problem Solving.

We celebrate each child's individual potential in Math and customize the content between Advanced Math and Math Foundation, based on your child's individual development needs. With our highly engaging teachers, your child will develop their intrinsic motivation and progress with confidence.

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student.

Registration Closed

Creative Writing and Reading. Grades 3 - 5. Thursdays.

Your child will develop superior language styles and hone the art of translating an idea into a structured plan and into a colorful narrative. If your child is writing complete passages, this program will take them to a higher level of writing in a fun and collaborative environment.

The unit will expose them to writing mystery narratives while learning different components involved in a mystery plot. Students will learn the structured process of taking an idea through planning, iterative writing into a complete piece of creative fiction. They will also learn use of superior language style and descriptive words to bring their writing come alive.

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student.

Registration Closed

Public Speaking and Oratory. Grades 1 - 2, 3-5. Tuesdays.

Students will develop the great habits and strategies of timed eye contact, projection, effective body language, art of inflection and enunciation. They will develop the art of organizing and pacing their thoughts in a more effective delivery.

Have your child get an early start in developing their command over speech, the confidence to stand in front of a crowd and lead the journey of mastering one of the most important skills in life.

In this unit students in Grades 3 - 5 will research, write and deliver an original oratory speech at the end of 8 weeks.Students in Grades 1 - 2 will be developing short speeches on different mini topics that will be fun and age appropriate.

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student.

Registration Closed

WHY Science. Grades 3-5. Fridays.

A unique program taking students on a journey exploring the WHY’s, HOW’s, and WHAT-IF’s of Science & Engineering.

A deep learning program with a hands-on approach. Students will build batteries, a self-propelling electromagnetic train as they dive into electricity and magnetism.

They will explore the differences of physical and chemical reactions, analyze the incidence of bacteria growth and effectiveness of anti-bacterial agents and more – all with a very safe hands on experimental approach.

Price: $150 for 8 classes per student. FREE if registering for Coding & Technology.

Science Escape Room. Grades 1-2. Fridays.

A unique problem solving program combining the thrills of escape room with science & engineering.

In Science Escape Room, students solve multiple Escape Room Challenges using clues that lead them through an exciting path of Science Research and Analysis. They work in teams and work through progressive challenges to unlock doors that can only be opened by curious scientific minds. A great way to learn science across multiple topics in a problem solving approach.

Price: $150 for 8 classes per student.

Registration Closed

Discounts

Grades 3 - 5

Register for Coding, get WHY Science FREE.

Register for any TWO of (Math, Creative Writing, Public Speaking) and get the THIRD free.

Grades 1 - 2

Register for any TWO of (Coding, Math, Public Speaking, Science Escape Room) and get the THIRD free.

Register for any THREE of (Coding, Math, Public Speaking, Science Escape Room) and get the FOURTH free.

The lower priced program will be free.

Financial Assistance

We are pleased to offer limited financial assistance, available for Math and Creative Writing to deserving students. One student (first come, first serve) will be offered a 30% discount if the student qualifies for free or reduced lunch in school. Cannot be combined with any of the discounts mentioned above. Discount given as a refund after registration and verification by Thinking Feet.

Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Charlotte Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Matthews, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​