Led by professionals in the theater and arts world, Performing Arts Workshops’ programs invite children of all ages to explore the magic allure of the stage. They invite kids to play and learn during the school year with afterschool programs that include not only theater and movement workshops but also karate classes, photography classes, and guitar classes. Over the summer, kids can truly immerse themselves in their chosen specialties with camps such as musical theater, magic, and filmmaking.
Accredited by the Department of Real Estate, Nationwide Real Estate Schools help students obtain real-estate licenses in as little time as possible. The school's instructors, who are all professional agents, guide students step by step through the processes of getting a broker or sales license, guiding them through the best practices of being a part-time or full-time professional. The instructors also teach continuing-education programs for agents needing to renew their licenses.
As they have since 2001, California Flight Center helps aspiring pilots earn their wings with commercial pilot training, private pilot lessons, and helicopter flight instruction. From an outpost at Long Beach Airport, the facility boasts a well-maintained fleet of training and rental aircraft, but simply owning those sky rides isn't enough. California Flight Center makes sure each is equipped with the latest technology, including weather equipment and GPS systems so students don't have to face the shame of asking a nearby bird for directions. The center's dedication to outstanding training tools continues to the ground as well, where pilots can step into the full-motion Redbird FMX airplane flight simulator, a level-three flight-training device certified by the FAA.
Southern California Helicopters’ meticulous introductory flight-training program prepares students for supplemental instruction using classroom materials and hands-on experience. Neophyte pilots begin aviation explorations with 30 minutes of ground instruction, where a knowledgeable instructor imparts lessons on navigating the instrument console and understanding right-of-way at a four-way stop. With book smarts cemented, students climb into one of the school’s helicopters and ascend into the open skies, one-on-one with a pilot, for a 30-minute flight. At a safe altitude, instructors shift control to the pupils, giving them the opportunity to experience a thrill usually enjoyed only by weather balloons and mice that have stowed aboard a radio-controlled zeppelin.