More than 20,000 students per year learn something new—from karate skills to calculus—through arc. Its award-winning educational programs have been inspiring California kids since 2001. Their mission is to bridge the opportunity gap by creating transformational learning opportunities that empower youth to realize their full potential. Check out our arc FAQs below.
How old are arc students?
They range from elementary school students to high schoolers.
arc hosts enrichment classes, right?
Yep, and enrichment camps, too, for when kids are on break from school. They're all segmented by age, and cover topics like robotics, photography, theater, and hip-hop dance.
What if my kid needs some fresh air?
Check out the Great Outdoor Adventure Leadership Series (G.O.A.L.S.) for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Students in the series explore some of Southern California's most rugged terrain through rock climbing, hiking, and kayak programs.
This is awesome, but my kid needs help with homework assignments. Can that happen?
Yes. arc facilitates peer-to-peer tutoring, credit recovery classes, and morning homework sessions called "Breakfast Clubs."
Students should bring: bottle of water, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Habla usted español? After taking SpanishStarter's conversational Spanish course, you should be able to answer that question with, "yo hablo un poco español." The course teaches students Spanish basics, helping them build a foundation in the language. It does this through technical theory—including tenses—vocabulary, and common conversational phrases to help them order food in a restaurant or tell a doctor that their third bellybutton hurts.
Students learn through a combination of audio and video lessons led by an experienced bilingual speaker. On-screen transcripts help them retain new ideas, and a final exam ensures they've learned enough to have a basic conversation with a native speaker. Students don't need to have any prior experience with the language to be able to take this course.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Q&A with the Owner
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
Pacific Blue Air offers instructional flights along the scenic California coastline our state-of-the-art, open-cockpit REVO Evolution aircraft. ... Unlike helicopter rides, there are no doors to obstruct views and passengers actually get to control and steer the aircraft once in flight. And while our aircraft may look like something best suited for thrill seekers, it's actually remarkably safe. Should trouble ever arise with the legendary Rotax engine, our agile wing could simply glide the craft down to safety.
In addition, our REVO is equipped with a ballistic deployed parachute.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Henry the chief flight instructor is also a certified skydiving instructor, PADI scuba dive master, aerial cinematographer, and world-renowned base jumper.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My business partner and I took one flight with our friends in Hawaii (who run a light sport aircraft company called Paradise Air) and thought it was one of the most fun and exciting things we'd ever experienced.
The pilots at Star Helicopters discovered their shared passion for aviation at different times in their lives—some as soldiers, some simply as kids dreaming of the clouds. Today, as they all oversee a flock of Robinson R22s and R44s, Astar 350s, and Bell 206B3 Jet Rangers, they lift off over Los Angeles' mountains, beaches, and skyscrapers, patrolling the limitless skies as they shoot aerial photography, assist in movie production, and instruct aspiring aviators in how to take the copter's reins themselves. During tours, passengers fly over the LA Basin, sweeping past landmarks such as the Griffith Observatory, the Santa Monica Mountains, and Hollywood Studios.
The simplest cocktails are alcoholic and nonalcoholic liquids swiftly stirred together into a new libation. During Miss Mixology Cocktail Course's hands-on sessions, a certified experienced bartender makes far more complicated cocktails seem just as simple. Spending up to two hours at clients' home, the bartender reveals the techniques behind crafting delectable spiked beverages.