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Description: Our Marshall’s Academy is a high school program that employs project-based learning to teach individuals how to become active community members through transformational leadership through drama. We work with larp event production skills, personal and community development skills, and, self discovery through the community arts. Participants of this program are expected to work on community projects and hold themselves to a balanced personal moral standard.

When time allows we also work with old world traditions, community activism, and, a martial arts black belt curriculum, and the study of historical artist and philosophers, in order to nurture mental and physical skills for self-actualization.

Programming at the Evenda Marshals Academy runs two times a week in the evenings during the regular academic school year. Each class offers a unique focus and a different curriculum, with experience appropriate materials for varying experience levels. Participation also makes an individual eligible for the C.I.T. program at the middle school level.

So You Want to Be a Hero

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Description: An advanced curriculum for youths interested in exploring community leadership and activism through personal development and transformation. Ideal for youths looking to expand leadership skills and exploring LARP as a transformational tool. Should be paired with the standard High School LARP class and participation in the C.I.T. program is highly encouraged. Class open to ages 14+ with prior L.A.P. curriculum experience.

  • SYWBH covers story and character design and development, game design and rule book production, curriculum writing, teaching philosophy, classroom management, advanced L.A.P. curriculum techniques and personal development. The class is designed by the student body and there interests as well as the needs of the community as we grow and change. Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating in the SYWBH class.

An evening enrichment experience suited for high school youth with an interest in leading and teaching others.

HS LARP

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: TBA
Description: Our most popular high school class running for over ten years, this class teaches students how to design and run larp events as well as the core skills to becoming an educator and community leader. Students are taught how LAP uses ICS design in a community arts environment to produce high end production events.

  • HS LARP is a continuation of the middle school Heroes Academy curriculum that explores how to create the LARP environment and support others in the LARP experience. Throughout the year, youth will learn to build immersive environments based on sensory knowledge, experience the technical aspects of theatre performance, further develop acting and improvisation skills, and collaborate with their peers to create and put on a full event at the end of the year. Class open to ages 14+ with prior L.A.P. curriculum experience, others are welcome but should inquire with L.A.P. to determine suitability. Participants of this class are also expected to have an active Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certification, which LAP offers classes for in this classroom environment. In addition this class offers support as a launch program for college and professional life.

An evening enrichment experience suited for high school youth and open to all experience levels. 

Registration Options

All registration for after school and evening classes for the Evenda Marshals Academy HS LARP and SYWBH classes are processed through our online storefront in order to streamline registration and facilitate record-keeping. There are two separate ways in which we process payments – Recurring and By Session.

Recurring. Our preferred option, with recurring payments our ecommerce client automatically saves your card information and charges your card every session (two month period). As payments are automatic, this option is ideal for youth who are committed to certain classes for the full academic year and also carries a $25 per class per session discount from the regular price. For this option, go here to register for recurring classes.

By Session. Those who prefer to be individually responsible for signing up their youth session-to-session may sign up for By Session payments. No invoices will be issued and payments may be made at any time. However, in order for a youth to participate in a new session, payment must be receive prior to the first day of the session. Payments made after this time cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time and youth may not participate until the payment is processed. 

SPECIAL NOTES ON THE PROGRAM

Our academic year curriculum runs for 5 sessions, with each session lasting two months. Sessions run from September to the end of June. Each session covers a different topic intrinsic to LARP activities and to the community arts. We're proud to say that our curriculum not only covers educational benchmarks for the theatre arts, STEM learning, multiple intelligence education and more, but we also foster an environment where youth can make lifelong friends and build a community to call their own.

These classes run by session, which are two month intervals.

  • Session 1 - September and October: Initiations and Goal Setting - We bring new community members into the fold and set goals for year. Activities include new year game and story design, STEAM curriculum goals for community, community seasonal opening event.

  • Session 2 - November and December: Sensory Curriculum - How to use the five senses to create dramatic and intentional theatre.

  • Session 3 - January and February: First Aid, CPR, CERT and ICS - Organizing a team to safely and efficiently create experiences for others. Event production design through 21st century skills.

  • Session 4 - March and April: Event Organization - Putting together events for the middle school community.

  • Session 5 - May and June: Event Running and Debrief - Run the planned events and debrief about experience with group.

Each year the student attends, they learn new LARP skills and build upon existing ones within an educational environment. After four years of completion of classes and projects, students will graduate from the program with a ceremony recognizing their achievements. Those who wish to become instructors will have access to further trainings. We welcome all graduates to discuss how they can stay involved with the community following graduation.

Absences

At any point during the year, if a student is going to be missing from program, we ask that parents or the youth notify the L.A.P. staff as soon as possible so we can adjust the attendance accordingly. Email notification is the preferred method for both planned absences and last-minute absences.

Event Fee

Each year we run a celebration adventure for each of our student years - 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students, as well as our high school students. These events all take place over the course of one weekend at our Heroes Journey Event in late April. As developing and running these events is a core part of the high school curriculum, all youth in the Marshals Academy program are expected to attend the entire weekend event.

Details, including date and cost, will be released near the end of Fall. Please note that the only cost for high schoolers to attend these events will be an optional meal plan for the weekend.

Late Fees

For late pick-ups from program and events, we will be allowing a ten minute grace period after the end of the program or event at no charge. After those ten minutes have elapsed, we will be charging $10 for every five-minute period that the youth is still with us. We assume that high school youth are allowed to leave programming by themselves unless told otherwise, but this is especially pertinent to events not local to Arlington.

For late payments, we will be incurring a fee of 20% of interest per month after the payment due date. In the event there is no due date posted payment are due within 15 days of service. All event payments are due one week before event start. All summer camps payments are due before registration closes. We highly recommend electronic payments, over check by mail, as they are time stamped and record for both parties. 

We are always flexible to make payment plans as needed, please communicate with us before payments are due. All late payments without communications will be charged.

Graduation Ceremony

Near the end of the school year in June, the entire L.A.P. community comes together for an inter-generational graduation ceremony. During this ceremony, students receive their certificates for completing the year's curriculum. In addition, student talents and accomplishments are showcased for all in attendance. We cordially invite all family members and friends of the youth receiving certificates to attend the event.

Details, including date and time, will be released near the end of Fall. There is no charge for attending the graduation ceremony.

Contact: larpadventureprogram@gmail.com or 617-701-7583