Accounting

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Alice Matthews
Class min/max: 5/20
Homework: 3 hr/week
Class Fee: TBD
Description: Accounting is the language of business and will be required of anyone attending a business school or pursuing a major or minor in business in college. This course provides a good foundation for future success at the college level as well as many benefits for personal use.
This hands on course offers the following units of study: 
Business Careers, Types of Business Ownership, Basic Accounting Cycle, Accounting for a Payroll System, Budgeting and Banking activities. 


Acting Up!

Grades: 1-6  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Heidi Landrum
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework: 1hr/week
Prerequisite:
Class Fee: $15
Description: This semester, we will be completing a short play where each student will have a chance to develop a character. Students will learn acting skills, performance technique, improv games and gain confidence in themselves.


Apologia Astronomy

Grades: 3-6  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Janelle Wilder
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:.1 hr/wk
Class Fee: $10
Prerequisite: Parent/or student must be able to read and review chapter material in text ahead of class. 
Extra Class Needs: Apologia Exploring Creation Through Astronomy, Recommend Apologia Astronomy Notebooking Journal  

Description:   This class will study Astronomy through the view of a Creationists perspective. We will discuss how God created structures of the solar system, starting with the Sun. Students will learn about Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, stars and galaxies that make up God's universe. They will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut. Students will be required to complete reading assignments at home (parent may read to them). This class will also complete some hands-on activities to make the lessons more understandable.


Apologia Chemistry & Physics            

Grades: 5-7  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Sheri Cotuna
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:.optional- For families who want to use this as a full science curriculum, I will provide supplemental resources to do so. For those who simply want to use the class time as a time to have exposure to experiments, that is also an option.
Class Fee: $15
Extra Class Needs: Apologia Chemistry & Physics textbook

Description:  We will complete most of the experiments in the Exploring Chemistry & Physics text as well as some supplemental experiments. I will some of the material in the Apologia Chemistry & Physics textbook. For families who desire to use this as a complete science program, I will provide supplements and optional resources to use at home.


Beginning Karate 

Grades: 1-8  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Serena Biller
Class min/max: 7
Homework: practice
Class Fee: $5-10
Description: A fun intro to karate to include techniques of punches, kicks, shoulder rolls, blocking techniques, front and back falls. No sparring or grappling due to nature of location and cost.


Beginning Piano

Grades: 3-12  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Joy Anderson
Class min/max: 2/4
Homework: 20 min/day + theory work
Class Fee: Class Fee will now include the price of all 4 books required.  (Lesson, ___ theory, recital, and Technique.) So no extra purchasing will need to be done. $15 if you don’t already own the books.
Description: Each student will play according to their level. We will progress as they do. Each student will perform 2 songs for the Afternoon of Enrichment.


Calligraphy           

Grades: 5-12  Hour: 3rd   Teacher: Janelle Wilder
Class min/max: 7-14
Homework: none
Class Fee: $12

Description: This class will teach introduction to calligraphy strokes using a fountain pen(provided in class) Students will learn the art of calligraphy strokes. We will choose one style. Depending on progress of students , we will progress to more styles. We will also use calligraphy to create some simple projects(Thank you cards, and decorate different media)Students need to be familiar with writing and reading cursive writing; however not mastered it. Students will leave pen provided and ink cartridges in class with teacher due to costs and chance of ink spills. If students would like to purchase additional pens for practice at home they may; however no homework will be assigned. We will use the full hour of class to practice this art.


Chemistry Labs

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 1st&4th  Teacher: Lori Shaw
Class min/max: 7-15
Homework:.1 hr/wk
Class Fee: $10
Description: We will be working through the labs in Apology Chemistry


Civics

Grades: 6-8  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Leah Webster
Class min/max: 
Homework: ½ hour/wk
Class Fee:none 
Description: Students will learn what it means to be a U.S. citizen and how citizenship is obtained.  We will explore the electoral processes of the American political system. Students will develop a strong foundation that will inform them of their choices and encourage civic involvement.  We will also discuss sources of influence on our society and our government. Students will learn how the media and interest groups influence discussions that take place in the “public sphere” and ultimately influence the government. They will also identify and apply the seven types of propaganda to see how messages are designed to influence us individually.  The semester will end with a mock election.  

  

Critical Thinking Fun (all new material)

Grade level:1-2  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Marlo McDonald
Class min/max: 7/12
Homework: no
Class Fee: $5
Description: Join us as we have fun learning critical thinking skills through patterns, logic, imagery, reasoning, etc., by using a variety of enjoyable activities, worksheets, stories, and games. patterns, use visible imagery, and reason logically. We will also incorporate games to reinforce these skills.


Dave Ramsey FPU 
Grades:9-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Gwen Gagne
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:.1-2 hr/wk
Class Fee: $25.00 – New Students, $5.00 – Returning Students
Description: Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool 
is comprehensive, turnkey, and features video lessons taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts. Each of the 12 chapters cover important money topics that build financial confidence and inspire hope in your students' lives.  Used in public and private classrooms across the country, this curriculum meets educational standards in all 50 states.
Extra Supplies:  A 3 ring binder and computer access at home.


Discovering Great Artists

Grades: 1-5  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Leah Webster
Class min/max: 7/12
Homework: no 
Class Fee: $5
Description: Each week students will be introduced to one of the world’s greatest artists.  We will discover who the artist was, where they lived, what inspired them, and what style and techniques they used.  Students will create their own art using the same style and technique as the artists.  This class is art history with hands-on art in the styles of the great masters.


Early American History
Grades: 3-6  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Kris Lehne
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:.30 min/wk 
Class Fee:  

Description: Using Veritas Press curriculum, we will study history starting with the explorers and ending with George Washington. We will use a timeline and song to memorize the significant points of history in order. Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit will be read aloud in class to add an exciting historical fiction story that clearly describes the difficulties early Americans faced to win the Revolutionary War.
Extra Class Needs: 3 ring binder, scissors, colored pencils, glue stick


Economics

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Jen Ware/Zach Hoffmeister
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework:.2 hr/wk 
Class Fee: $55 for book - Practical and Foundational Economics 
Description: Studying the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humankind. This is a ½ credit class that complements the Government ½ credit for a full History credit. Please note the homework requirements.


Edible Art

Grades: 5-8  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Emilie Gilbert
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework:. 1-2 hr/wk 
Class Fee: $20
Description: You eat first with your eyes! Edible art will explore different ways for making food beautiful. This includes cake decorating, cake pops, fruit and vegetable carving, chocolate work, and of course plating it all beautifully! There will be knife work in this class, so please take this into consideration.

Extra Class Needs: a basic cake decorating kit, and some weeks will need to bring in a baked cake and/or prepared buttercream icing. Recipes will be provided


Elementary Literature
Grades: 3-6  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:. none
Class Fee: $25
Description: This workbook is a study guide to accompany Pilgrims Progress in Todays English (by John Bunyan and James H. Thomas). Children learn to analyze the symbolism of characters and settings. Bible lessons and life applications reinforce the concepts presented in each chapter of this classic allegory of Christian faith and life.


Elementary Music Fun

Grades: 1-4  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Emilie Gilbert
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:. none
Class Fee: 
Description: Music can be a lot of fun, it can be balm to our soul in times of trouble and can lift us up with joy. A basic understanding of music is a wonderful life skill for everyone. In this class we will learn about different musical styles, sing a little, dance a little, practice rhythms, and learn the basics of how to read music. We will probably perform a song (singing with rhythm instruments) for Afternoon of Enrichment.


English Comp II

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Jennifer Ware
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: 4 hr/wk.
Class Fee: 
Description: Through instruction, modeling, and practice, English Comp I equips student writers with the structural (thesis and introduction-body-conclusion paragraphs) and stylistic (7 dress-ups, 6 sentence openers, 5 decorations, transitions, and paragraph hooks) skills need to write clear and compelling five-paragraph essays following many of the techniques presented by The Institute for Excellence in Writing, Level C. This class is a prerequisite for English Comp II, III, and IV.
Extra Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Computer, Printer


English Comp IV

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Gwen Gagne
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: 4 hr/wk.
Class Fee: 
Description:


Etiquette

Grades: 4-7  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Dickerson

Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: 4 hr/wk.
Class Fee: $20
Description: This class will teach basic life skills. Lessons will include health and grooming (proper way to paint nails, and curl hair), table etiuette, social media etiquette, and much more.           

Extra Class Needs: May be asked dress up (church type clothes) for some classes, but will give students and parents plenty of notice. 


Forensics 
Grades: 7-12  Hour: 1st & 4th  Teacher: Jocelyn Dost
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework:.4hr/wk
Class Fee: $20
Description:  This is a hands-on class that requires students to use their observation and critical thinking skills. Students will use scientific principals and techniques to try to meet the burden of proof to solve crimes ranging from forgery to murder. 
*Please note that the class may deal with difficult and mature subjects to help encourage open and moral discussions. Students may be asked to watch episodes of CSI as part of homework assignments. 


The Game of Life

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Margaret Bish
Class min/max: 7-18
Homework:.
Class Fee: 
Description: A simulation based on the Game of Life board game – Rolling dice and pulling cards will make this a game as unpredictable as real life while learning life skills.  No homework – just a lot of fun!  In the first class, students will pull a card or roll dice to determine their career, starting balance in checking account and percentage of their paycheck they will save.  Next, they will decide on housing and a car, make a budget and start to play. Students will learn how to use and balance a checking account, pay bills and deal with life’s unexpected twists.  They will explore topics such as reading a pay stub, credit scores, credit cards, and loans while trying to navigate the game.  The last week we’ll take a look at how everyone did and discuss pitfalls and successes of the game of life.  


Geography Through Art

Grades: 2-5  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Joy Anderson
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: no
Class Fee: $20
Description: Join us as we explore the world through art. We will study different countries on several different continents. As we study them we will use art to explore different parts of that country’s culture or heritage.  Projects range from sketching to sculpting. We will be using the book “Geography Through Art” by Sharon Jeffus and Jamie Aramini.


HS Art

Grades: 9-12  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Kim Russo/Shawn Garzony
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework: 
Class Fee: $20
Description: 


Interpersonal Skills 

Grades:8-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Joanna Stanley
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework: 1 hr/wk.
Class Fee: 
Description: It's what Forbes magazine calls, "Power skills." Soft skills. Soft science.  It's what Jesus did, taught, and gave us the foundation for. It's what  AI and technology can never replace. It's what job recruiters specifically look for. It's what Harvard and MIT are beginning to teach. Google and other Silicon Valley companies now value this alongside tech skills. The answer: Interpersonal skills.

Do you want to love others more effectively? Do you want to stand out at a job interview? Do you want to better understand others different than yourself? Do you want to end conflicts well? Do you find it hard to understand yourself? Do you want to know what makes you unique among God's creation? Do you feel alone in your perspective, as if no one else is like you? Do you enjoy learning the many differences God made in people? Do you want to better value others?

If so, let's go on an exciting journey together! I'll meet you each week with tips and ideas for better dealing with yourself and others around you. 


Japanese Culture 

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Trish Landrum
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework:
Class Fee: $10
Description: This class will be a hands-on study of Japanese Culture. We will begin with a basic introduction of the country’s geography and then spend the semester learning about Japanese lifestyle, art, food, holidays, religions, writing, places of interest, and so much more! Optional: If you wish for this class to be credited, you can use the handouts sent home each week to further your study of Japan and complete a project to display at the end of semester Afternoon of Enrichment.  (1/2 Credit available if these are completed) 


LEGO Club

Grades: 3-6  Hour: 4th  Teacher: 
Class min/max: 7-15
Class Fee:
Description: This is a fun LEGO class where the emphasis will be on creativity. We will have a different “theme” each week and will encourage children to work in small teams to build a creation that has something to do with the theme. No instructions will be allowed as they are encouraged to use only their imaginations to build their creations. We will learn about the history of LEGOs as well as some LEGO terminology. That said, this class is a fun “club” type environment, not academic. There are three in-class “Show & Tell” days when each child will be encouraged to bring in a LEGO creation that they made at home. Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.


LEGO Club Jr.

Grades: K5-2  Hour: 4th  Teacher: 
Class min/max: 7-15
Homework:.
Class Fee: 
Description: LEGO Club for 1st and 2nd graders.  Hands-on fun collaboration with LEGOs.  Will have occasional show-and-tell days.  Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.


MS/HS Debate

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Trish Landrum
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework: 1hr/wk
Class Fee: none
Description: This semester we will spend time experimenting with different types of debates. We will work on confidence, public speaking, and learning to appreciate other people’s opinions. This class has been a tremendous success! Great way to practice public speaking, researching topics, taking notes and valuing other people’s point of view in a fun low pressure environment!      


MS Art

Grades: 5-8  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Carolyn Weaver
Class min/max: 7-15
Homework:
Class Fee: $10
Description: Middle School art is an overview of art.  We cover concepts from how to draw to perspective to color theory with a variety of medium.  The same concepts are covered each year, but new projects are brought in each semester. 


One Hour Mysteries

Grades: 4-7  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Cherie Crow
Class min/max: 7/12
Homework: yes-1 hr/wk
Class Fee: $5
Description: This class is based on the “One-Hour Mysteries” books.  The class will work as “crime-scene investigators” to solve mysteries using clues and logical reasoning.  As they solve the crimes, students will be working on deductive reasoning, inferring, taking notes, organizing data, and analyzing evidence.


Ooey Gooey Science

Grades: 3-6  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Marlo McDonald
Class min/max: 7/12
Homework: no
Class Fee: $15
Description: Join us as we conduct various ooey gooey type science experiments and participate in many other interesting science activities. Although it’s the same course title, I have designed this Ooey Gooey class with mostly different experiments than the one I taught two years ago so that anyone who wants to take it again may and learn all new material.  


Opinion Writing

Grades: 4-8  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Laura Cloutier
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework:.1 hr/wk
Class Fee: $20
Description: In this class we will explore various types of opinion writing and practice writing opinion pieces.  We will culminate with an essay.  Editing, peer editing, planning, grammar, figurative language, imagery, voice, and flow will all naturally play into the process as we explore and write.  Note: this is not a grammar class - our focus is writing and becoming a better writer. I do not grade, I only look for improvement over the semester. I also hope for students to develop a love of, or greater appreciation for writing


PE

Grades: 2-5  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Lizzie Harper
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:
Class Fee: 
Description: This class is designed for elementary children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of a traditional sport as well as enjoying fun play yard games.  The focus will be to build self-confidence through sports as well as teach the importance of teamwork and encouragement all while being active.


Performing Arts

Grades: 8-12  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Courtney Collier
Class min/max: 7-20
Homework:.2-4 hours/wk
Class Fee: $20
Description: Performing arts will spend second semester working on the drama. Attendance is greatly appreciated during this semester. We cannot expect to perform a drama without practice. Please note that second semester is a 2 hour class. There may be an extra practice or two during the semester depending on how well things are going. 


Philosophy

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Charissa Montanez
Class min/max: 7-20
Homework: minimal
Class Fee: 
Description: My hope is to get students "thinking about thinking"-multiple possibilities, reasoning, and the ability to consider other points of view. I plan on pulling from multiple sources geared to teens. We would be covering what beauty is from a societal, cultural, and biblical perspective. They would be introduced to moral and ethical dilemmas. Other possible topics include presenting historical events from opposing sides, health vs beauty, Is there such thing as a good lie, etc. We would cover the history of philosophy and some philosophers, but mainly the class would be discussion-based. 


Photography

Grades: 8-12  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Holly Harrison
Class min/max: 7-12
Homework: 1+ hour/wk
Class Fee: $10
Description: We will learn about a new camera function as well as a new rule of composition to adapt to your homework focus each week.  Homework will entail practicing what was learned in class and uploading 2-3 resulting photos to share in class the following week.  We will cover photography terms, camera maintenance & care, modes & functions of the camera, and how to put newly learned material into practice using rules of composition.  We will end the semester with a portfolio to be shared during Evening of Enrichment.


Physical Science            

Grades: 8-12   Hour: 1st  Teacher: Jennifer Deese
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework: 3-4 hours/wk
Extra Class Needs: 3 ring binder, notebook, pen or pencil and  APOLOGIA 2nd Edition Physical Science Book (or CD ROM) PLUS Test and Solutions Manual    
Class Fee: $15

Description: This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology.  Topics of study include the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on labs throughout the 16 modules which we will do in class.  While originally designed to be done over the course of 32 weeks, we will complete all 16 modules over the course of two semesters with a combination of at home reading/study and, on co-op days, class labs and review. Labs will be graded by the teacher. Tests will be given at home and graded by the parent. Extra assistance will be available to students as needed.  


Play Your Way to Success           

Grades: 5-8   Hour: 1st   Teacher: Joanna Stanley
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework: 1+ hours/wk
Class Fee: $10
Description: Did you know that some of the best learning takes place when you're playing? Yep. You play; Mom is happy with what you're learning: win-win! Whether you like word games, strategy games, silly games, or skill games, you will definitely have fun with this class! We will briefly discuss what each game helps us learn, then dive into the fun! Some days we will play group games, many days you will choose which type of game to enjoy for the morning. Coffee will be served as you enter the room so early in the day. Just kidding! Bring your own! Kidding again. I'll have sugary suckers to help you wake up and have fun!  See you there!


Service Areas

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Melissa Paul
Class min/max: 1-20
Description:   At the end of a co-op day, there are many tasks to be completed.  Service Hours Class will begin the clean-up process during 4th hour.  We will be cleaning the rooms not in use 4th hour, moving lunch bins and classroom bins to the storage closet and helping with lunch cleanup if needed.  By completing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.


Signing Songs

Grades: 1-4  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Sarah Ware
Class min/max: 7-10
Class Fee:
Homework: 1hr/wk 
Description: We will learn basic ASL vocabulary and fingerspelling as well as several simple songs to sign.


Social Dance

Grades: 4+  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Clara Sowell
Class min/max: 7/25
Class Fee: $15
Homework: 1hr/wk 
Description:


Socratic Discussion             

Grades: 7-8   Hour: 2nd   Teacher: Devin Ascheman
Class min/max: 7-15
Class Fee: $5
Homework: none
Description: We will read together a short passage from an important work from an author such as Thomas Jefferson, or Plato and then I will facilitate a discussion using the Socratic Method.  This involves asking the students questions to ponder on their own or in groups and then coming together as a class to discuss the topics brought up through the system of questioning. This class allows students to develop their own thoughts or opinions on important subjects and to practice speaking in front of others.  I will be using the Touchstone discussion project materials. 


Sticker by Numer

Grades: 3-6  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Brittany Dickerson
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: none
Class Fee: $10
Description: Just like a paint by number, students will fill in designs with stickers (included in the book that will be provided) to create beautiful artwork. These activities will be fun and challenging.


Theater Productions

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 4th  Teacher: Carla Hill
Class min/max: 1-20
Homework:
Prerequisite: 
Class Fee: $10
Description:   1st Semester- Students will design backdrops; learn basics of Stage layout, Design, Sound and Lighting, costumes and props.  


Unit Studies with Dr Seuss 

Grades: 1-2  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Amy Savage
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:
Class Fee: 
Description: : A new Dr.Seuss book will be read every week then an activity and/or craft to go along with subject material. We will cover areas in basic math, science, language arts, and social studies.

Weather and climate

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Trish Landrum
Class min/max: 7/20
Homework:
Prerequisite: 
Class Fee: $10
Description: We will learn about climate, weather patterns and interesting, unusual events in our weather. We will use hands-on activities and discussions in class and follow up with worksheets to be completed as homework. Each student will also complete an individual project to present to the class and display at Afternoon of Enrichment.        


Worship Team

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 1st  Teacher: Betsy Clark/Lizzie Harper
Class min/max: 7/10
Homework: 30 min/wk.
Prerequisite:
Class Fee: $5
Description: This class focuses on learning the heart of worship and leadership.  Using music and the Bible, we will be learning how to serve our fellow students in song.  Most of what we do will be singing in preparation for the co-op chapel time, but our true objective is to help develop a heart for worship!!
Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencils, Instrument, if applicable


Yearbook

Grades: 7-12  Hour: 3rd  Teacher: Carla Hill
Class min/max: 7/15
Homework:.2-4 hr/wk
Class Fee: $5
Extra Supplies: laptop computer
Description:   1st Semester- Students will select Theme, learn layouts and become familiar with software for Yearbook.  Also, we will have a day of selling ads and a fundraiser to reduce the cost of Yearbooks.  Students will be assigned pages and should have completed layouts by end of the semester.
























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