Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Legos. These are the areas of expertise of BrainStorm Studios' staff, who combine the experience gleaned from working on those films with brightly colored toy bricks to inspire young minds. Legos are used in conjunction with other technology to nurture kids' interest in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In different workshops, youngsters piece together bridges and towers, program robots, or build mind-boggling contraptions while principles of architecture, engineering, and physics secretly lodge in their brains. Future filmmakers can hone their craft in stop-motion-animation workshops or try their hand at storyboarding and acting in a short film. BrainStorm's creative birthday parties educationally elevate celebrations, inviting guests to create a claymation movie, a music video, or robots that solve mazes and do battle but, tragically, can't be programmed to feel love.
As a DMV-licensed traffic-violator school, Zaki Traffic School helps students return to the road after a court-ordered driving hiatus. Enrollees review course material in an online format, which employs colorful imagery and humor to illuminate the advantages of defensive driving over other forms of driving such as blindfolded. Everyone from teenagers to adults can take the state-certified curriculum in order to regain a driver's license, obtain a discount on auto insurance, or satisfy a court requirement for dismissal of a traffic ticket.
Active Driving School is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and follows strict DMV regulations to ensure that its students are safe. They welcome teen and adult students, and have programs that include driver’s ed courses, behind-the-wheel training, and pretest practice. Under certain conditions, Active Driving School lets students use its cars to perform their driving tests, and all cars come equipped with airbags and antilock brakes that can be applied from the driver or passenger side.