Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy   

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Screenwriting          Fall 2024

  • Instructor: Mark Ring
  • Contact: mring@homeoftheshamrocks.org  / 269-932-5531
  • Location: the Nexus in Benton Harbor
  • Format: Online and Google Classroom **Note: This will be a different Google Classroom than is required by your mentor, but works in a similar fashion.  The class CODE will be sent to your email address the week before class starts.  
  • Day/TIme: Once a Week / Asynchronous for 8 weeks **Information and Assignments will be posted on Monday mornings and you will have a week to complete each task/assignment when it works best for you as long as you keep up with deadlines.
  • Start date: 9/9, ends 10/28
  • Additional registration on-site is not required.

Creative Writing
Grades 6-12

This class will primarily focus on developing your creative writing skills through exposure and trial of several different writing formats, exercises and prompts throughout the semester.

Screenwriting Syllabus


*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

Teacher of Record: Mark Ring mring@shamrocks.us