Polo Ridge

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

Coding & Technology

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

Feb. 7th-Apr 3

(no class: 3/27)

Math

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

Feb 4th - Mar 24th

Creative Writing / Reading

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

Feb 6th - Mar 26th​​

Public Speaking and Oratory

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

Feb. 5th – Mar 25th

Science & Engineering Maker Lab

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

Feb 3 - Mar 30

(no class 2/17)

Registration for Spring 2020 is now closed.
Please contact us for programs at our McKee center, very close to Polo Ridge.

Multi-program discounts available (scroll below)

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. Fridays

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 5 & experienced Grade 4: Game & Animation Programming in JavaScript. Fridays

A unique program customized for beginner students to learn one of the most widely used web based platforms for designing games and applications. With a gradual pace, students will learn about web based animations, function calls and loops plus many gaming algorithms as they code their first game in JavaScript.

Grades 3 - 4: Web Design and Development. Fridays

Website Design and Development. Students learn the fundamentals of HTML and Rapid Development tools as they design a live website with internal and external navigation, embedded videos and photos, visitor counters and more. Students also learn the fundamentals of design in balancing text with visuals, the third’s rule and more. Beginner friendly and also customized for experienced students.

Grades 1 - 2. Coding and Electronic Circuits. Fridays

Students learn the fundamentals of coding using MIT Scratch platform with loops, conditional statements, sensors and more while building multiple visual animations and games.

In beginner Circuits, students will learn the fundamentals of circuits including Analog and Digital,  Anodes and Cathodes, Series and Parallel connections and coding them using a simple programming language. They will code dancing lights, darkness triggered lighting and more.

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student. Minimum of 6 students.

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Math Problem Solving. Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 5. Tuesdays. 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. Minimum of 5 students.

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Creative Writing. Grades 3 - 5. Thursdays.

A unique twist to creative writing where students will pick a topic of choice and create a concise newspaper article. They will learn about attention grabbing introductions, conveying the message through short writings while also developing their language styles in similes, metaphors, descriptive words and more. All articles will be published in Newspaper form for students to take home.

Pre-requisite: Students should be writing complete paragraphs and full sentences with ease.

Price: $200 for 8 classes per student. Minimum of 5 students.

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

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. Minimum of 5 students.

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Science & Engineering Maker Lab. Grades 1-2, 3-5. Mondays.

A hands on maker lab where students will create multiple vehicles, machines and more (like irrigation sprinklers, the self-rolling stubborn car, hovercrafts and more while applying simple science and engineering concepts.

They will also build systems on green energy, build multiple bridge structures and roller coaster tracks. Every build will be centered on concepts like energy conservation and loss, friction, energy conversion and more. They will also take home many of their builds.

Price: $150 for 8 classes per student. $20 if registering for Coding & Technology. Free if registered for Coding & Technology + Public Speaking.

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Discounts

Grades 3 - 5

Register for Coding, get Science & Engineering Maker Lab for only $20.

Register for Coding + Public Speaking, get Science & Engineering Maker Lab for FREE.

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

Register for Coding + Math + Creative Writing, get Maker Lab + Public Speaking for FREE.

Grades 1 - 2

Register for Coding, get Science & Engineering Maker Lab for only $20.

Register for Coding + Public Speaking, get Science & Engineering Maker Lab for FREE.

Plus: Exclusive discounts on summer camps (will be announced in early Feb)

Registration Closed

Registration for Spring 2020 is now closed.
Please contact us for programs at our McKee center, very close to Polo Ridge.

Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the South 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.​​