Twice per year (in December and June) we stop all classes and hold one-week mini-courses. Each teacher teaches a course of his/her own choosing - we have had teachers do auto mechanics, basketball, chess, video production, yearbook, photography, video game programming, martial arts, golf, volunteering, tutoring at elementary schools, cooking, dance, drumming, sign language, cheerleading, triathlon training, females in training, and more. Students fill out a ballot for their top choices and then are placed in one of those Intensives.