HOPE Class Descriptions Winter/Spring 2016


Little Learners:

ALL PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING that they bring.


Babies:

Hour: 1st through 4th

Teacher: Moms

Class Min. /Max.: 1/8

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

There will be lots of TLC for our youngest members.

 

 

K1:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K1 and K2 will combine

Teacher: Carrie Knight

Class Min. /Max.: 1/8

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will have developmentally appropriate learning activities. Some activities include: Music, Story time and playtime.

 

 

K2:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K1 and K2 will combine

Teacher: Liz Zimmerman

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 

 

K3:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K3 and K4 will combine

Teacher: Kim Spears

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies: Diapers/ Pull-ups, Sippy Cup, Change of clothes (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 

 

K4:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K3 and K4 will combine

Teacher: Diane Metzel

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Bottle or Sippy Cup, Change of clothes (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 


 



 

K5:

ALL Students MUST Have:

Paper, Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 3 Sharpened Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Safety Scissors, Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Backpack

 

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K5 will choose from 1st -2nd grade classes

Teacher: Diane Metzel

Class Min. /Max.: 1/12

Fee: $5.00 per semester

 

In this class students will participate in hands on learning activities centered around learning the alphabet -- vowels/consonants, days of the week, months of the year, and learning their birthdays and writing their names. There will also be concentrated learning on a specific animal each week. They will practice readiness skills, such as cutting, pasting and tracing, as well as memory skills, such as counting by 5’s and 10’s. They will also enjoy a music class, learning centers and a circle time. We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting year of learning?

 

 


 


ALL PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING that they bring.



 


1st and 2nd Grades:

 

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



Beginning Geography (1-4)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Sarah Robinson

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: no

Homework: yes/1/2 hr per wk

wrk book pages reviewing what's been learned. 

 

Description:

This is a beginners geography class. We will be focusing on the 7 continents and 4 major oceans and beginning map skills. Our goal is for each student to recognize all of the above on a world map or globe. 

 

Beginning Spanish (1-4)

Hour: 1st  

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/24

Fee: $25 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week. Mostly listening to audio CD

 

Learn the basics of Spanish including alphabet, numbers, body parts, animals, family, and some conversation. We’ll also learn about the Mexican culture as well as partaking in some Mexican food. We’ll do crafts, games, and a piñata at the end of the year. No previous knowledge of Spanish required. Food allergies will be considered.

 

Book Craft(1-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jen Ellis

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Fee: $5

 

Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

 

Crafts (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $20

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

This class will be fun and exciting for boys and girls age 6-8.  We will do all sorts of fun projects!!

 

 

Discovering Great Artists (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

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.

 

 

ELA Fun with Learning Games (K5-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $6.00

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

We will be playing different number, color and letters such as Rack-O, Skip-Bo, Yahtzee, Aggravation, Sorry and Monopoly Jr.! Students will end the semester by creating their own games.

 

 

Gardening Club (K5-5)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

 

We will be planting and learning how to keep our plants alive and bug free.

 

 

Greek Mythology (1-2)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Cody Wyatt

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: no

Homework: no

 

Description:

 

 

Inventors and Their Really Cool Inventions (1-2)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Each week we will read about a famous inventor, discuss the science behind their inventions and how they have impacted history.  We will discuss the lives of the inventors and where they lived.  This class will be a bit of history, science, and geography and a lot of fun.  There will be hands on activities to help students understand some of the inventions.  Each student will get the opportunity to come up with their own invention at the end of the semester.  We hope to have some inventors come and speak to the class as well.

 

 

LEGO Club Jr-4th Hour (1-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

 

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.

 

 

LEGO Jr. 2nd Hour (1-2)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Kirstin Lara

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

 

In this Lego Jr. Class, students will be working either alone, in pairs or teams (whichever is appropriate to the project) to construct the Idea of the day. We will begin class with a short discussion of the topic, any history etc, a story or something appropriate to help gear their imaginations toward what they will create.  2 Classes this semester will be Show and Tell for students to bring a creation from home, strictly from their own imaginations and share it with the class.

 

 

PE for Elementary Boys and Girls (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

 

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.

 

PE (1-5):

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

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.

 

Science-In the Beginning (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $10

Homework: no

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1
This class will be using Jay Wile's new elementary science series. We will use the 6 days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, properties of air and water, botany, zoology, our solar system, human anatomy and physiology. This is a Hands-On science class with 2-3 experiments a week.

 

Sewing Machine Fun:

Hour: 3

Teacher: Connie Draper

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.      

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.   

 

Snap Circuits (1-4):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

Children will learn the basics of electronics using snap circuits. Students will build projects in class that make sound effects, alarms, touch circuits, etc. Hands-on experience building the circuits that are present in the electronics we use every day!

 

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st  

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

Tumble Tots (1-2):

Hour:  3rd

Teacher: Connie Draper

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Fee: no

Presenting/Displaying: yes

 

Warfare by Duct Tape (2-6):

Hour: 2nd & 3rd

TeacherAngela Vance

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Fee: $30

Presenting/Displaying: yes

 

In this class we will be doing a unit study on knights and castles. We will create a lap book on knights, memorize Romans 12:9-21, as well as make at least 6 pieces of duct tape weaponry – helmet, swords, battle axe, shield etc.

 

 

 

Woodworking (1-6):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Building frontiersman log home models, ships, etc.


 


3rd and 4th Grades:

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack


 

 


Beginning Geography (1-4)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Sarah Robinson

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: no

Homework: yes/1/2 hr per wk

wrk book pages reviewing what's been learned. 

 

Description:

This is a beginners geography class. We will be focusing on the 7 continents and 4 major oceans and beginning map skills. Our goal is for each student to recognize all of the above on a world map or globe. 

 

Beginning Spanish (1-4)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/24

Fee: $25 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week. Mostly listening to audio CD

 

Learn the basics of Spanish including alphabet, numbers, body parts, animals, family, and some conversation. We’ll also learn about the Mexican culture as well as partaking in some Mexican food. We’ll do crafts, games, and a piñata at the end of the year. No previous knowledge of Spanish required. Food allergies will be considered.

 

Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

 

Crafts (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $20

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

This class will be fun and exciting for boys and girls age 6-8.  We will do all sorts of fun projects!!

 

Chess Club (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Garnet Brown

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: chess set, optional

Homework: daily practice

Presenting/Displaying: no

Learning the basics of chess. Includes opportunities to compete.

 

 

Cooking Creations (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jennifer Harkai

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: May have some very light homework

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, displaying

 

We will be discussing kitchen safety and nutrition.  Each student will learn several life skills while learning the art of cooking.  During the semester, we will do several edible art projects as well as learn to cook the class’s favorite foods.

 

 

Discovering Great Artists (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

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.

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 15-30 min. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s new course on biomechanical and material engineering is designed to give students the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  Students will design prosthetic devices as they engineer a model leg for an elephant, a model beak for an eagle and design a prosthetic tail for a a fish.  They will further develop their teamwork skills as they explore how animals use camouflage, different modes of protection, and bioluminescence.  They will then apply their knowledge of these natural features to the technologies they create.  As part of their final challenge, they will engineer bioinspired bags for clients with specific criteria and constraints. Students must be willing to work in a team environment.   

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)Meets at 8:45

Hour: 1st or 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

 

Gardening Club (K5-4)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

 

Crafts, planting and learning how to keep our plants alive and bug free.

 

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

 

Joyfully His (3-7)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Claire Gagne

Class min/max: 7/20

Fee:$15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting(Night of Dramas)

Continuing the tradition for your children to explore theatre and music through a musical production. Students will both sing and act in our upbeat musicals. There will be an extra practice added most likely the week of the actual performance.

 

 

LEGO Club: (3-6)

Hour:1st and 4th  

Teacher: Armbruster or Gagne

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

 

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.

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

Missionaries and Countries (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carol Watson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, occasionally

 

We will read and discuss Missionaries and the culture of the countries they went to.

 

 

Music Appreciation (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15/$5 (if they already have a recorder)

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Homework: Yes, an hour a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

 

A basic introduction to reading music and musical styles.  Each week, we will learn about and listen to a different composer/ musician/ genre of music.  We will also learn the basics of reading music and learn to play the recorder, learning a piece to play together for the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

PE (1-5):

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

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.

 

PE for Elementary Boys and Girls (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 5/12

 

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.

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Reading Tutoring (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 4/7

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

 

This will be a small class setting geared toward individualized instruction.  The goal of the class is to work with students needing extra support in the area of reading and reading comprehension.  We will concentrate on decoding words, phonics instruction, reading comprehension strategies, and reading fluency.  Students will be given an informal assessment the first week of class to get an idea of what level they are currently reading at.

 

Science-In the Beginning (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $10

Homework: no

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1
This class will be using Jay Wile's new elementary science series. We will use the 6 days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, properties of air and water, botany, zoology, our solar system, human anatomy and physiology. This is a Hands-On science class with 2-3 experiments a week.

 

Sewing Machine Fun:

Hour: 3

Teacher: Connie Draper

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.      

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.   

 

Snap Circuits (1-4):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

Children will learn the basics of electronics using snap circuits. Students will build projects in class that make sound effects, alarms, touch circuits, etc. Hands-on experience building the circuits that are present in the electronics we use every day

 

Soccer (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Prerequisite:  Must be willing to run & Follow Directions

Extra Supplies: sneakers, cleats (optional), size 4 soccer ball, water bottle

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Presenting

 

In this class, we will learn and practice basic soccer skills, learn basic health and fitness, and play various soccer related games.  Students should come prepared with sneakers, a water bottle, and a size 4 soccer ball.  Cleats are optional and will only be used when we can play outdoors.

 

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st  

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

Warfare by Duct Tape (2-6):

Hour: 2nd & 3rd

TeacherAngela Vance

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Fee: $30

Presenting/Displaying: yes

 

In this class we will be doing a unit study on knights and castles. We will create a lap book on knights, memorize Romans 12:9-21, as well as make at least 6 pieces of duct tape weaponry – helmet, swords, battle axe, shield etc.

 

Woodworking (1-6):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Building frontiersman log home models, ships, etc.

 

 

 


 


5th and 6th Grades:

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack


 

 


Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

Beginning Spanish (5-8)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/24

Fee: $25 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week. Listening to audio CD

 

Learn the basics of Spanish including alphabet, numbers, body parts, animals, family, and some conversation. We’ll also learn about the Mexican culture as well as partaking in some Mexican food. We’ll do crafts, games, and a piñata at the end of the year. No previous knowledge of Spanish required. Food allergies will be considered.

 

Chess Club (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Garnet Brown

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: chess set, optional

Homework: daily practice

Presenting/Displaying: no

Learning the basics of chess. Includes opportunities to compete.

 

Chess Club (5-8)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Nathaniel Collier

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: chess set, optional

Homework: daily practice

Presenting/Displaying: no

Learning the basics of chess. Includes opportunities to compete.

 

Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

Cooking Creations (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Terri Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: May have some very light homework

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, displaying

 

We will be discussing kitchen safety and nutrition.  Each student will learn several life skills while learning the art of cooking.  During

 

the semester, we will do several edible art projects as well as learn to cook the class’s favorite foods.

 

Creation Science : (5-12)

Hour: 1st 

TeacherDeJoris/Landrum/Poole

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Fun, hands-on experiments learning about things God created in the order He created them using the book of Genesis as a guide. We hope your knowledge about both God and His creation is significantly increased.

 

Discovering Great Artists (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

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.

 

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

Elementary Geography (3-6)

 

Hour: 3rd  

Teacher: Sarah Robinson 

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies:

Homework yes/1/2-1 hr per wk

wrk book pages reviewing what's been learned. 

Presenting/Displaying: no

In this class we will work more in depth on world geography. Please make sure your child knows and can i.d. the 7 continents and major oceans. We will work on more mapping skills, location of major mountain ranges, rivers, seas, deserts, some specific countries, & cultures

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 15-30 min. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s new course on biomechanical and material engineering is designed to give students the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  Students will design prosthetic devices as they engineer a model leg for an elephant, a model beak for an eagle and design a prosthetic tail for a a fish.  They will further develop their teamwork skills as they explore how animals use camouflage, different modes of protection, and bioluminescence.  They will then apply their knowledge of these natural features to the technologies they create.  As part of their final challenge, they will engineer bioinspired bags for clients with specific criteria and constraints. Students must be willing to work in a team environment.   

 

Fix it! (5-9)

Hour:3rd

TeacherHillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies:

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Learning basic home repair skills such as changing electrical plates, keeping toilets and sinks flowing, fixing stairs, general proper tool use.

 

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)

Hour:1st or 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

Gun Safety (5-12)

Hour:2nd 

Teacher: Scott Hare

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: 3 ring binder/spiral notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Teaching basic gun safety

 

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

In the Beginning-Science (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15 for Book

Homework: no

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1
This class will be using Jay Wile's new elementary science series. We will use the 6 days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, properties of air and water, botany, zoology, our solar system, zoology, human anatomy and physiology. This is a Hands-On science class with 2-3 experiments a week.

 

Joyfully His (3-7)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Claire Gagne

Class min/max: 7/20

Fee:$15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting(Night of Dramas)

Continuing the tradition for your children to explore theatre and music through a musical production. Students will both sing and act in our upbeat musicals. There will be an extra practice added most likely the week of the actual performance.

 

 

 

Kingdom Reign/Quest (5-12)

Hour: 2nd / 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $20 for the books

Prerequisite: Must have read first four books in the series first.

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

We will be continuing our journey through the series with a direct connection to God’s Word. This series is a parallel to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kingdom’s Quest and Reign will take us from Paul’s missionary Journeys through the second coming of Christ and the final days.

 

LEGO Club: (3-6)

Hour: 1st or 4th  

Teacher: Armbruster or Gagne

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

 

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.

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

Missionaries and Countries (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carol Watson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, occasionally

 

We will read and discuss Missionaries and the culture of the countries they went to.

 

MS Art (5-8)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: Multi-purpose Art Pad

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

The concepts we cover with be the same as previous years, but I will be doing different art projects that go along with the concepts.  Some of the concepts covered are lines, shapes, basic drawing techniques, perspective, depth, shading, color wheel, and proportions.

 

 

Music Appreciation (3-6)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15/$5 (if they already have a recorder)

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Homework: Yes, an hour a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

A basic introduction to reading music and musical styles.  Each week, we will learn about and listen to a different composer/ musician/ genre of music.  We will also learn the basics of reading music and learn to play the recorder, learning a piece to play together for the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

PE (1-5):

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

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.

 

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Reading Tutoring (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 4/7

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

 

This will be a small class setting geared toward individualized instruction.  The goal of the class is to work with students needing extra support in the area of reading and reading comprehension.  We will concentrate on decoding words, phonics instruction, reading comprehension strategies, and reading fluency.  Students will be given an informal assessment the first week of class to get an idea of what level they are currently reading at.

 

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jim Grubb

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.

 

Scrapbooking: (5-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Fee:

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Accredited: no

Basic scrapbooking

 

Sewing Machine Fun:

Hour: 3

Teacher: Connie Draper

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.      

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.   

 

Soccer (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Prerequisite:  Must be willing to run & Follow Directions

Extra Supplies: sneakers, cleats (optional), size 4 soccer ball, water bottle

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Presenting

 

In this class, we will learn and practice basic soccer skills, learn basic health and fitness, and play various soccer related games.  Students should come prepared with sneakers, a water bottle, and a size 4 soccer ball.  Cleats are optional and will only be used when we can play outdoors.

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

 

Teaching the Classics- Christian Literature Analysis (5-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Extra Supplies:

Homework: Yes, varies

 

This class will teach your student understand how to interpret literature through a Christian lens, and will teach them how to answer the question, “Is the author telling the truth?”   They will learn to develop their own powers of observation, deduction, and evaluation through class discussion.  This technique of asking questions is often called the Socratic Method after, Socrates, the Greek philosopher. We will be learning the five elements of fiction and stylistic devices.  Books below their reading level will be used and is recommended to master this technique. 

 

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.

 

Warfare by Duct Tape (2-6):

Hour: 2nd & 3rd

TeacherAngela Vance

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Extra Supplies:  no

Fee: $30

Presenting/Displaying: yes

 

In this class we will be doing a unit study on knights and castles. We will create a lap book on knights, memorize Romans 12:9-21, as well as make at least 6 pieces of duct tape weaponry – helmet, swords, battle axe, shield etc.

 


 


7th and 8th Grades:

 

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

Beginning Spanish (5-8)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/24

Fee: $25 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week. Listening to audio CD

 

Learn the basics of Spanish including alphabet, numbers, body parts, animals, family, and some conversation. We’ll also learn about the Mexican culture as well as partaking in some Mexican food. We’ll do crafts, games, and a piñata at the end of the year. No previous knowledge of Spanish required. Food allergies will be considered.

 

Chess Club (5-8)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Nathaniel Collier

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: chess set, optional

Homework: daily practice

Presenting/Displaying: no

Learning the basics of chess. Includes opportunities to compete

 

Chorale (7-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 5/25

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: 1 inch, Black 3 ring binder, Pencil

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Accredited: Yes, optional

Audited: Yes

We will work towards learning choral music in the 2 part harmony. We will learn vocal techniques and learn and perform several pieces.

 

Creation Science : (5-12)

Hour: 1st 

TeacherDeJoris/Landrum/Poole

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Fun, hands-on experiments learning about things God created in the order He created them using the book of Genesis as a guide. We hope your knowledge about both God and His creation is significantly increased.

 

 

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 15-30 min. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s new course on biomechanical and material engineering is designed to give students the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  Students will design prosthetic devices as they engineer a model leg for an elephant, a model beak for an eagle and design a prosthetic tail for a a fish.  They will further develop their teamwork skills as they explore how animals use camouflage, different modes of protection, and bioluminescence.  They will then apply their knowledge of these natural features to the technologies they create.  As part of their final challenge, they will engineer bioinspired bags for clients with specific criteria and constraints. Students must be willing to work in a team environment.   

 

Fix it! (5-9)

Hour:3rd

TeacherHillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies:

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Learning basic home repair skills such as changing electrical plates, keeping toilets and sinks flowing, fixing stairs, general proper tool use.

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)

Hour:1st & 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

 

General Science (7-9)

Hour: 4th+

Teacher: DeJoris/ Landrum

Class Min. /Max.:  6/12

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Textbook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Solutions and Test Manual, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD, Pencil, Highlighter, 1” 3-Ring Binder.  OPTIONAL:  Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Audio CD, suggested for Auditory Learners.

Homework:  Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Extra Days: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will meet 4th period and will begin at 1:15 promptly, which is 15 minutes prior to the end of lunch. If you are planning on following the Apologia science curriculum through high school, your student needs to begin with this class. It is a middle school curriculum, and therefore is not eligible for a high school credit. Students read and complete the On Your Own questions at the end of each module and check their answers from the back of the book. Experiments are then completed in class, with the exception of a few long term (time-wise) experiments that are sent home. Then, they complete the module study guide and we go over the answers in class. At the completion of each module we will spend class time having the students highlight items to study for the test. From Apologia’s web site – The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide.

 

Get Lost Bible Study (7-12)(min age is 12)

Hour:2nd 

Teacher: Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: yes

Presenting/Displaying:

Bible Study based on the book “Get Lost” by Dannah Gresh.

 

Gun Safety (5-12)

Hour:2nd 

Teacher: Scott Hare

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: 3 ring binder/spiral notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Teaching basic gun safety

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min./Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

 

HS Rocketry (8-12):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Protractor, Folder, Ruler, Calculator, Graph Paper

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 1-6 hours per week, depending on Rocket Design

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 3/

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn how to design and launch model rockets. They will learn the mathematics to predict flight characteristics as well as tracking techniques.

 

Joyfully His (3-7)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Claire Gagne

Class min/max: 7/20

Fee:$15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting(Night of Dramas)

Continuing the tradition for your children to explore theatre and music through a musical production. Students will both sing and act in our upbeat musicals. There will be an extra practice added most likely the week of the actual performance.

 

 

 

Kingdom Reign/Quest (5-12)

Hour: 2nd / 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $20 for the books

Prerequisite: Must have read first four books in the series first.

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

We will be continuing our journey through the series with a direct connection to God’s Word. This series is a parallel to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kingdom’s Quest and Reign will take us from Paul’s missionary Journeys through the second coming of Christ and the final days.

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

MS Art (5-8)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: Multi-purpose Art Pad

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

The concepts we cover with be the same as previous years, but I will be doing different art projects that go along with the concepts.  Some of the concepts covered are lines, shapes, basic drawing techniques, perspective, creating depth, shading, color wheel, and proportions.

 

 

Needle Arts (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Su Taylor

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: Student to bring their own supplies

Extra Supplies: Pattern of item student wishes to make, AND materials needed to make that item: folder to keep notes and patterns in, scissors/yarn-cutter.

If student is a true beginner, I suggest they bring knitting needles about size 7/8 and/or crochet hook F or G (available in craft stores & Walmart) along with a general worsted-weight yarn like Red Heart and we can start on simple granny-squares. This activity helps to get the mind and hands used to manipulating the thread and hardware whilst still creating something useful.

Homework: Personal Choice

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Aim of class: To start students off on their own personal learning-curve. Rather than a structured "class" (where all make same item) I aim for a more open-plan class, with no specific goals other than for each individual to create an object that pleases. Students are encouraged to look in stores and on-line for projects they would like to make, but keep in mind their skill level, and NOT be too ambitious initially! Some patterns have a skill-level printed on them somewhere - stick to SIMPLE - and make sure you get the yarn/s and needles YOUR pattern recommends or it will NOT make-up correctly!

Students should bring a suitable pattern to class (either buy at craft store or print from computer) along with the materials listed on that pattern, and we can get started. This is the right time of year to try your hand at making a scarf, fingerless-mitts, or traditional "Granny-Squares" which are great beginner projects and can be fashioned into many different items. I will encourage individuality and creativity, but strongly DISCOURAGE students from attempting 3D designs as beginner projects.

 

 

Performing Arts (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Fee: $20 (per semester)

Homework: yes – memorization of lines, watching movies/plays and giving reviews, possibly attending a play as a group

Presenting/Display: yes

Class min/max: 8/ 20

Accredited: yes

Yearlong: yes

 

Performing Arts will spend first semester reviewing the basics of acting. This will include: acting games, improv skits, memorization of monologues, etc.  ALL STUDENTS will be required to participate in this portion of the semester. We will pick our script for second semester, have auditions, and give parts at the end of first semester. Any homework, class participation, tardiness to class, unexcused absences, and attitude will go toward their final audition.

 

Photography (7-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: 5/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: camera

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Students are expected to have a digital slr camera with an 8gb sd card. It is also RECOMMENDED that the student have either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop in order to upload and edit pictures. These programs are both available in Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99 per month.

 

 

Physical Science (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jennifer Deese

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physical Science, 2nd Edition Book (or CD-ROM) PLUS Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Homework: Yes, 3-4 hours per week

Yearlong: Yes

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.         

 

Scrapbooking: (5-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Fee:

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Accredited: no

Basic scrapbooking

 

Service Hour (7-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Accredited: Volunteer Hours may be given

 

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 competing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.

 

 

Sewing (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /7

Fee: $5, Student Purchase Materials, as Needed

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Needles, Bobbins, Fabric

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

This class will build on what students have learned in previous semesters of sewing. We will complete projects such as lined curtains and adding embellishments such as fringe to projects. Students are expected to purchase fabric required for projects and come prepared with fabric washed, ironed and cut to specific dimensions.

 

Study Hall (7-12)

Hour: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Teacher: Varies

Extra Supplies:  Students MUST have Homework to do

Class Min. /Max.: /15

 

Study Hall is offered during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours ONLY.  Parents are responsible for making sure that their child(ren) have homework or a quiet activity to do during their Study Hall session.  Students will be required to be respectful to all other students and maintain a "library quiet" atmosphere.  This is NOT a Social Hour!!  Electronic devices with headphones will be permitted for individual use ONLY.  Students are to remain in the Study Hall classroom, unless supervised by an adult, during this time period.

 

 

Teaching the Classics- Christian Literature Analysis (5-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Extra Supplies:

Homework: Yes, varies

 

This class will teach your student understand how to interpret literature through a Christian lens, and will teach them how to answer the question, “Is the author telling the truth?”   They will learn to develop their own powers of observation, deduction, and evaluation through class discussion.  This technique of asking questions is often called the Socratic Method after, Socrates, the Greek philosopher. We will be learning the five elements of fiction and stylistic devices.  Books below their reading level will be used and is recommended to master this technique. 

 

The Truth Project (7-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Suzette Link

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  none

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Focus on the Family’s in-depth worldview DVD series.

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.

 

 

Worship Team (7-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Jennifer Ellis

Class Min. /Max.: 2/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencils, Instrument, if applicable

Homework: Yes, learn music assigned

Extra Days: no

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Performing

Accredited: Yes

 

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!!

 

 

Yearbook (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Extra Supplies: Working Laptop to bring to Class Each Week

Homework: Yes, varies

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

We will be selling ads, creating a yearbook on an online yearbook website, and publishing the book for co-op.  This class is a year commitment, because we depend on the work they do in both semesters to be put in yearbook. Please keep that in mind when signing up your students.

 

 


 


9th through 12th Grades:


ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



 

 

Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Chemistry (9-12):

Hour: 1st (8:30 start) OR 4th +

Teacher: Laura Lipford

Class Min. /Max.: 4/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Solutions Manual and Test Booklet, Lapbook Journal, 3 Ring Binder, Calculator.  CD Rom and is Optional

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 5-10 hours/ week

Extra Days: Possibly

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

Exploring Creation with Chemistry is a first-year high school (homeschool) chemistry course which will prepare students for a college- level course and give students an appreciation for chemistry in everyday life.  At home, the student will read the text, answer questions and problems, do a few selected experiments, and take tests on paper.  In class, we will do most experiments, review/discuss/answer questions and hand in tests.  Tests will be graded outside of class.  Some lab write-ups will be fill-in-the-blank format, and some will be full write-ups to prepare students for college level expectations.

 

 

Chorale (7-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 5/25

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: 1 inch, Black 3 ring binder, Pencil

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Accredited: Yes, optional

Audited: Yes

 

We will work towards learning choral music in the 2 part harmony. We will learn vocal techniques and learn and perform several pieces.

 

Cosmetology (9-12)

Hour:1st

Teacher: Sherry Grant

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

We’ll cover the basics in hair, skin care, nails, and toes. Most of the coursework will be hands-on.

 

Creation Science : (5-12)

Hour: 1st 

TeacherDeJoris/Landrum/Poole

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Fun, hands-on experiments learning about things God created in the order He created them using the book of Genesis as a guide. We hope your knowledge about both God and His creation is significantly increased.

 

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace for Teens (9-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

Class Min./Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20.00 – New Students, $5.00 – Returning Students

Extra Supplies:  A 3 ring binder and computer access at home. 

Homework: Light, 1-2 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey will educate and entertain students as they learn how to avoid debt and build wealth in this DVD-based financial curriculum.  This course meets benchmarks and standards in all 50 states, as well as the national standards suggested by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

 

This course will teach your student how to:

*Save money and build wealth;

*Negotiate great deals;

*Establish a budget that works;

*Identify and understand different types of investments;

*Set and achieve financial and career goals; *Describe the many dangers of debt;

*Recognize the advantages of renting and owning a home;

*Become an aware consumer; and *Understand different types of insurance and what’s best for you.   

**If your student will take or has taken an Economics class, FPU for Teens can be combined with that for an honors class.

 

Please note that this is a two-term class.  In order to receive full credit for this course, both terms will need to be completed, but can be done in either order.

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

English Composition II(9-12):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Computer, Printer

Homework: Yes, 5-8 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

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.

Engineering (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min./Max.: 4/12

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Text- Engineering the Future: Science Technology & the Design Process

Homework: Yes, 4 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Accredited: Can be

Audited: Yes

Extra Days: Possibly

Yearlong: Yes

 

Students will work on projects and learn about the field of Engineering in a hands-on class.

 

Fix it! (5-9)

Hour:3rd

TeacherHillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies:

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Learning basic home repair skills such as changing electrical plates, keeping toilets and sinks flowing, fixing stairs, general proper tool use.

 

 

General Science (7-9)

Hour: 4th+

Teacher:DeJoris/Landrum

Class Min. /Max.:  6/12

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Textbook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Solutions and Test Manual, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD, Pencil, Highlighter, 1” 3-Ring Binder.  OPTIONAL:  Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Audio CD, suggested for Auditory Learners.

Homework:  Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Extra Days: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will meet 4th period and will begin at 1:15 promptly, which is 15 minutes prior to the end of lunch. If you are planning on following the Apologia science curriculum through high school, your student needs to begin with this class. It is a middle school curriculum, and therefore is not eligible for a high school credit. Students read and complete the On Your Own questions at the end of each module and check their answers from the back of the book. Experiments are then completed in class, with the exception of a few long term (time-wise) experiments that are sent home. Then, they complete the module study guide and we go over the answers in class. At the completion of each module we will spend class time having the students highlight items to study for the test. From Apologia’s web site – The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide.

 

Get Lost Bible Study (7-12)(min age is 12)

Hour:2nd 

Teacher: Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: no

Homework: yes

Presenting/Displaying:

Bible Study based on the book “Get Lost” by Dannah Gresh.

 

Government (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $5 (For purchase of quiz/exam book)

Extra Supplies: Book- Notgrass Exploring Government and We Hold These Truths, Notebook/ Binder, Paper, Pencil

Please have books by first class day.

Homework: Yes, 3-5 Hours per Week(includes some memorization)

Accredited: Yes (1/2 Credit)

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn all the basics of our American Government..  NOTE:  The first reading/homework assignment will be due the first day of co-op.

 

Gun Safety (5-12)

Hour:2nd 

Teacher: Scott Hare

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: 3 ring binder/spiral notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Teaching basic gun safety

 

HS Art (9-12)

Hour:4th 

Teacher: Jane Lewis

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: 3 ring binder/spiral notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

 

HS Rocketry (8-12):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Protractor, Folder, Ruler, Calculator, Graph Paper

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 1-6 hours per week, depending on Rocket Design

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 3/

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn how to design and launch model rockets. They will learn the mathematics to predict flight characteristics as well as tracking techniques.

 

 

Micro Business (9-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Scott Hare

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: no

Extra Supplies: 3-ring binder/spiral notebook

Homework: Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes, ½ credit

Audited: No

Extra Days: No

 

Intro class on how to start your own business.

 

Kingdom Reign/Quest (5-12)

Hour: 2nd / 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $20 for the books

Prerequisite: Must have read first four books in the series first.

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

We will be continuing our journey through the series with a direct connection to God’s Word. This series is a parallel to the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kingdom’s Quest and Reign will take us from Paul’s missionary Journeys through the second coming of Christ and the final days.

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

Needle Arts (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Su Taylor

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: Student to bring their own supplies

Extra Supplies: Pattern of item student wishes to make, AND materials needed to make that item: folder to keep notes and patterns in, scissors/yarn-cutter.

If student is a true beginner, I suggest they bring knitting needles about size 7/8 and/or crochet hook F or G (available in craft stores & Walmart) along with a general worsted-weight yarn like Red Heart and we can start on simple granny-squares. This activity helps to get the mind and hands used to manipulating the thread and hardware whilst still creating something useful.

Homework: Personal Choice

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Aim of class: To start students off on their own personal learning-curve. Rather than a structured "class" (where all make same item) I aim for a more open-plan class, with no specific goals other than for each individual to create an object that pleases. Students are encouraged to look in stores and on-line for projects they would like to make, but keep in mind their skill level, and NOT be too ambitious initially! Some patterns have a skill-level printed on them somewhere - stick to SIMPLE - and make sure you get the yarn/s and needles YOUR pattern recommends or it will NOT make-up correctly!

Students should bring a suitable pattern to class (either buy at craft store or print from computer) along with the materials listed on that pattern, and we can get started. This is the right time of year to try your hand at making a scarf, fingerless-mitts, or traditional "Granny-Squares" which are great beginner projects and can be fashioned into many different items. I will encourage individuality and creativity, but strongly DISCOURAGE students from attempting 3D designs as beginner projects.

 

Performing Arts (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Fee: $20 (per semester)

Homework: yes – memorization of lines – I suggest reading through their lines 30 minutes a day.

Presenting/Display: yes(Night of Dramas)

Class min/max: 8/ 20

Accredited: yes

Yearlong: yes, but I will take new students that would like to help with the production

 

 

 

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. There may be an extra practice or two during the semester depending on how well things are going

Piano 2 (3-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 1/4

Advanced Piano is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series.

 

 

Photography (7-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: 5/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: camera

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Students are expected to have a digital slr camera with an 8gb sd card. It is also RECOMMENDED that the student have either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop in order to upload and edit pictures. These programs are both available in Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99 per month.

 

 

 

Physical Science (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jennifer Deese

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physical Science, 2nd Edition Book (or CD-ROM) PLUS Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Homework: Yes, 3-4 hours per week

Yearlong: Yes

 

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.

 

 

Physics (10-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 4/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition Book (or Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition CD-ROM) PLUS Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I AND Geometry

Homework: Yes, 5+ hours per week

Extra Days: Yes, will meet in Gray Court

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will be mainly done from home, including ALL labs.  Some labs may be done at co-op, but must be done again at home.  The student will be expected to have ALL homework, Tests will be given IN CLASS.  Syllabus available.  From Apologia Website: This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra 1 and geometry and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. .  NOTE:  The first reading/homework assignment will be due the first day of co-op, 8/21.

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.

 

Scrapbooking: (5-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jenny Ervin

Fee:

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Accredited: no

Basic scrapbooking

 

Service Hour (7-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Accredited: Volunteer Hours may be given

 

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 competing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.

 

 

Sewing (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /7

Fee: $5, Student Purchase Materials, as Needed

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Needles, Bobbins, Fabric

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

This class will build on what students have learned in previous semesters of sewing. We will complete projects such as lined curtains and adding embellishments such as fringe to projects. Students are expected to purchase fabric required for projects and come prepared with fabric washed, ironed and cut to specific dimensions

 

Study Hall (7-12)

Hour: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Teacher: Varies

Extra Supplies:  Students MUST have Homework to do

Class Min. /Max.: /15

 

Study Hall is offered during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours ONLY.  Parents are responsible for making sure that their child(ren) have homework or a quiet activity to do during their Study Hall session.  Students will be required to be respectful to all other students and maintain a "library quiet" atmosphere.  This is NOT a Social Hour!!  Electronic devices with headphones will be permitted for individual use ONLY.  Students are to remain in the Study Hall classroom, unless supervised by an adult, during this time period.

 

The Truth Project (7-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Suzette Link

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  none

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Focus on the Family’s in-depth worldview DVD series.

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.

 

 

World History: (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class min/max: 6/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3-ring binder, texts, Bible, internet

Homework: 2-3 hours/week

Presenting: no

Accredited: yes

Audited: no

Yearlong: yes

 

This course is a survey of our past that goes all the way back to “In the beginning…” up to modern times through the lens of a Christian worldview.  We will study a variety of civilizations, powers, and people as well as the development and expansion of ideas, religion, and culture.  There will be outside reading, chapter work, scheduled examinations, and writing assignments. Internet access is necessary.

 

Worship Team (7-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Jennifer Ellis

Class Min. /Max.: 2/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencils, Instrument, if applicable

Homework: Yes, learn music assigned

Extra Days: Yes, 1 BEFORE co-op begins for auditions (only to determine Skill set.  NO one will be turned away for lack of experience or ability) Date TBA

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Performing

Accredited: Yes

 

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!!

 

Yearbook (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Extra Supplies: Working Laptop to bring to Class Each Week

Homework: Yes, varies

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

We will be selling ads, creating a yearbook on an online yearbook website, and publishing the book for co-op.  This class is a year commitment, because we depend on the work they do in both semesters to be put in yearbook. Please keep that in mind when signing up your students.