Entrepreneurship and Personal Growth

Course Description

Seminar Course

Instructor: Julio C. Lacayo Gurdian
Room: 303
Minimum: 15 students

2004 – 2017

Part-Owner and founder of:

  • Aurora Beachfront Realty (2005-to present)
  • Aurora Colonial Realty Leon (2007-to present)
  • Aurora Colonial Realty Granada (2013-to present)
  • Vacation Rental Nicaragua (2007-to present)
  • Aurora Bienes Raices (part owner, not founder) (2003 to present)

Grade Level: 11th and 12th

Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-12:00

Cost: $75 per week

Entrepreneurship and Personal Growth

Course Description:  In this course we will explore entrepreneurship as an alternative life style to the conventional corporate ladder.  Along the way we will focus on your personal growth through the use of goal setting techniques that are created to provide you with greater discipline in today’s competitive business world.  Other aspects of this course will take us through University life and how students can make the most of their time and further develop their interest inside and outside of the classroom. We will also probe through various authors’ points of view as they present a case for the advantages and disadvantages confronted by modern-day entrepreneurs. In addition to that we will read through examples of success stories that will provide us with the secrets to their triumphs while also explore the power of mindset and how we can change our pre-conceived notions into a powerful context of learning without fear.  Ultimately this course presents a business model that encourages its students to view their own life and purpose like a running and ever expanding profitable endeavor that is primed for growth, challenges and achievement.

The Scientist

Course Description

Dates: June 12- July 7

Course fee: $ 90.00 per student per week, includes materials; $340 for four weeks

Middle School Students: 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

High School Students: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Minimum number to open: 10 students

Instructor: Dr. Martin Casco

Students: Middle/High School

Course Profile:

For all students who love hands-on experiments. This course is inquiry based and allows students to exercises their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will gain additional lab training that will be applicable to their Science courses. Some examples of experiments are listed below.

Week 1: The Physicist

  • Water balloon launcher [Projectile motion]
  • The Ultimate parachute [Air friction]

Week 2 The Chemist

  • Slime & bouncy balls [Polymerization]
  • Elephant toothpaste [Chemical Reaction]

Week 3: The Biologist

  • Plant DNA Isolation [Molecular Biology]
  • Cheek Cell Isolation &  [Histology]
  • Vital signs & Reflex Arc [Medicine]

Week 4: The Engineer

  • Mini Catapult [Elastic Potential Energy]
  • Paper Pistol [Ballistics]

Art Camp – Secondary

Course Description

Dates: June 12- July 7

Course fee: $ 70.00 per student / week, includes materials.

Schedule: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Minimum number to open: 10 students

Instructor: Ms. Alecia Maher

Course Profile:

For all students who love art—from hobbyists to those who wish to pursue a career in an art related field. Students explore arts and crafts at their level and pace in a relaxed, creative environment. Students who participate in the arts have shown better overall academic results.

Vince Hernandez SAT/ACT MATH

Course Information

Instructor: Vince Hernández

Location: Room 304

Schedule: 8:00 am – 10:00 am ; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $80 per week / $300 for 4 weeks

Course Description

This SAT/ACT course is a comprehensive course that provides thorough preparation for all Math areas of the New SAT/ACT exam. It covers content reviews to promote content mastery and teaches students the most dynamic and updated strategy and methods available. This course has completely deconstructed the SAT/ACT and students will learn to think like the test makers. Students build their skills each week and increase their confidence level over the span of the course. This SAT/ACT course requires students to work hard and exhibit effort and dedication to their studies.

Strategic questions for the exam will be provided to measure your mathematical achievement, the knowledge, the skills and reasoning techniques that are taught in high school mathematics courses and needed for college math courses.

All course materials are included in the course fee.


Course Information

Instructor: Dominga Gross

Location: Room 402

Schedule: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $350

Course Description

El presente curso introduce al estudiante en el pensamiento y los conocimientos filosóficos en la interpretación y función liberadora de la Filosofía como ciencia, para una mejor compresión de la realidad que le permita la búsqueda y solución a los problemas que enfrenta en su vida diaria.

Se reflexiona e Interpreta con una actitud crítica y reflexiva, los diferentes ámbitos y campos de estudio de la filosofía, a partir de la comprensión de la realidad. Posteriormente se conduce al razonamiento filosófico y el método científico en la búsqueda y adquisición de nuevos saberes al enfrentar diversas situaciones de la vida cotidiana. Finalmente se estudian los comportamientos y acciones responsables frente a los problemas éticos, morales y estéticos al contribuir al mejoramiento en la vida personal, familiar y comunitaria.


Course Information

Instructor: Sociology

Location: Room 402

Schedule: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Fee: $350

Course Description

El presente curso propone el análisis y comprensión del surgimiento y desarrollo de la sociología, su importancia científica así como los aportes de los principales representantes de esta ciencia. Se reflexiona sobre la importancia de la estructura social y sus diversas manifestaciones. Posteriormente se estudia, compara y contrasta el desarrollo de las sociedades en el transcurso de la historia. Finalmente se realiza el estudio de la cultura nacional y política en la sociedad nicaragüense promoviendo así las acciones que fortalecen y promocionan la identidad cultural, el respeto a los diversos grupos que conforman nuestra sociedad, su sistema político y el rol de los poderes del estado.