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Young Emerging Scientists’ Virtual App Camp

Are you ready to develop a comprehensive app with an understanding of financial impact in a business setting? Your child will not only gain technical application skills but also business financial literacy.


June 14th – June 25th
(Monday – Friday) 
10 am to 12 pm

June 14th – June 25th
(Monday – Friday)
1 pm to 3 pm


(Please choose only ONE camp to attend)


 July 5th – July 15th
(Monday -Friday – First Week

Monday – Thursday – Second Week)
1 pm to 3 pm Each Day

Registration Opens: 2/22/2021

*See below for payment and scholarship information.

Y.E.S.’s  Family App Virtual Workshop

Create an app with family members with our Computer Science instructor. It’s going to be a grand virtual time!

October 9th& 15th 

9:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m. CST on Zoom

COST:   Sponsored by our generous donors and sponsors! Capacity is limited. Register here.

Emerald Innovation Program

The Emerald Innovation Program is a college credit program for 9th – 12th graders with the option to receive 3 college credits.
Below are the attributes of this new program.

  • Complete a virtual 10-week entrepreneurship course (4 hours/week)
  • Partner with University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute 
  • Earn 3 transferrable college credits from the University of Iowa
  • Aligns to National  Business Standards
  • Learn & Create basic mobile app development concepts 
  • Learn how startups begin by identifying issues, gathering data, and generating viable business solutions
  • Made up of six modules with activities, web resources, and assessments
  • Fall Session:  09/27/21 – 12/01/2021 (Capacity is limited)
  • Cost: General Sponsors of Jewels Academy

2021 Virtual Math Tutoring

The purpose of our Math programming is to improve students’ confidence and skills in foundational math concepts while still in elementary and middle school.  Studies tell us if the foundational math concepts are not learned, the skill gap continues to grow as students get older, therefore making advanced mathematical concepts harder to learn. If basic math concepts are not mastered the path to taking more advanced classes in mathematics is reduced in high school and STEM careers become less of an option in college.

*See above for payment and scholarship information.

Spring sessions

April 9th – May 11th
Tuesdays – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Fall sessions

September 14th – October 19th
Tuesdays – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Winter Sessions

November 2nd – December 7th
Tuesdays – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Payment & Scholarships

The registration form of payment is PayPal or check.  You can also pay by credit card as a guest or through your PayPal account.  We prefer mail-in payment due to no charge fees.


Make check payable to Jewels Academy, 1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 216, Des Moines, IA 50314.

Have Questions?

Do you have questions about our programs, how to register or would like to know more about our scholarships. Contact us and look forward to helping you.