HOPE Class Descriptions Fall 2016


Little Learners:

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


Babies-K3:

Hour: 1st through 4th

Teacher: see service areas when posted

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)

 

There will be lots of TLC for our youngest members.

 

 

 

 

K4:

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

Teacher: Trystina Lowe

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: Courtney Collier

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

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.



 


 

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



Acting Up!                                           Grades:1-4

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Heidi  Landrum

Aides: Trish Landrum/ Phyllis Poole

Class Min. /Max.: 3/12

Fee: $10

Homework: no

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes

 

Description: Acting Up! is a character development class to help prepare younger kids for performing arts classes. The class will focus on developing a character for a given role by completing class projects and learning simple improve games. The students will also learn about expressions and expressing themselves as a character. Other performing arts techniques to be added as time allows.

 

Apologia Botany                                Grades:5-7

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Laura Lipford

Class Min. /Max.: 4/16

Fee: $5

Homework: YES-2 hours/week

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes- display only

 

Description: Students will read textbook at home and do some projects/experiments at home. At co-op each week, we will discuss and review the material with an emphasis on hands-on work with plants. Students will bring items to share and discuss. Year-long “Four Seasons” project is a leaf collection plus much more! We will display them at the A of E.

 

Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee: $11 for book

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                             Grades:1-4

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/

Fee: $15

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per week and listening to audio CD.

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes- display only

 

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.

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Behold Your God                                Grades: 8-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

Fee: none

Homework: yes- 1 hour/week

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

Description: "To consistently lean on God we must know Him and to know Him, we must know what He is like.  Behold Your God is a Bible Study focused on learning God’s character and person and how that knowledge applies to our everyday life.  It will include a workbook by the same title written by Myrna Alexander that will require time spent in the Word.  A lesson can be done all in one day but is best paced over several days a week.  Each lesson studies a particular truth about the character of God: love, supreme and sovereign, all-powerful, good, omniscient, all-wise, omnipresent, immutable, faithful, holy, just, and to be praised.  

The introduction and Chapter 1 should be done by week 1 so that we may discuss it in class.  Books are about $10 and can be found on Christianbook.com or Amazon

Bible Quiz                                           Grades 3-9

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Peggy Boulet

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder with tabs

Homework: Yes, 2-3 hours per week (20-30 minutes 4 days a week)

Extra Night: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 5/20

 

Description: In everything our children do to prepare for college-for life, nothing is more important than the WORD of God. If all else fails in a school day – make sure time has been spent in the Bible. Bible Quiz is a “tool” using competition and awards to encourage an in-depth study in the WORD. This year BQ will study 1-2 Thes., 1-2 Tim., Titus and 1-3 John in ESV translation. As a co-op class, we will quiz on 1or 2 chapters per week. Verses will be assigned each week for memorization and daily reading/listening to the assigned chapters will take 20-30 minutes, 4 days a week. Added family devotion time is a plus. We will register and quiz with Carolina Quiz League. There are approx. 5 Quiz Meets within the school year on Saturday mornings 9-noon (approx.) with CQL. The Quiz Meets are held at local churches, most of them at PGBC. The Quiz Meets have an accumulative score for individuals and win/lose for teams. There is an Award’s Banquet at the end of the season with prizes for individuals and a team trophy for the winning team. Very exciting, fun times!

 

 

Biology Labs                         ��             Grades: 9-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Allison Ware

Aides:

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

Fee: $10

Homework: yes- 1 hour/week

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

Description: We will work through as many of the labs in the Apologia Biology text as time allows. If there is additional time, we will review material from current chapter.. First chapter should be read prior to the first class and all students should bring their textbook to class.

 

Brain Benders                                     Grades: 5-8

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Kelly Boudreaux

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

Fee: $3

Homeworkpossible-minimal

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

Description: Deductive thinking puzzles develop the logic, reading comp., and mental organization through fun and interactive activities.

 

Children’s Choir                                 Grades: 1-6

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 7-20

Fee: none

Homework: no

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes

 

Description: Simple one or two part songs. Some fun/silly, some religious and/or seasonal.

 

Chorale                                               Grades: 7-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Fee: $15.00

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

Homework: Yes, 1-2 hours/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.

 

Computer Engineering:How the Computer Really, Really Really Works                            Grades: 5-8

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Aide: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 8-12

Fee: $10

Homework: no

Afternoon of Enrichment:

Prerequisite: At least two semesters of Engineering Class or with teacher’s permission

 

Description: STEAM TECH Teams (a non-profit compromised of retired professionals) will be leading this class. Students will learn how today's computers work at the most fundamental level. Students will be introduced to electrical concepts, components, circuits, and diagrams, the binary system, how to use simple logic gates to add numbers, as well as create a 1 bit half adder and build an 8 bit full adder. They will not be bringing these items home since the supplies belong to STEAM Tech Teams.

 

Prerequisite: have taken either one semester of a STEM or engineering class, camp, or independent work as well as the student being attentive for our guest presenters.  Please feel free to contact Suzanne Phillips prior to registration with any questions as to whether this class would be a good fit for your student.  Zanphil@yahoo.com

 

Cooking Creations                              Grades: 3-6

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Terri Harper

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: May have some very light homework

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, displaying

 

Description: 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.

 

 

Culinary Skills                         Grades: 9-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Kelly Boudreaux

Class Min./Max.: 4/12

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: yes

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly

 

Description: Skills to include proper knife usage, soups, sandwiches, graview, saucesw, baking, grilling, sides, pastries, entertaining and menu planning.

 

Dahveed                                 Grades: 7-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Melissa Paul/Christe DeJoris

Class Min./Max.: 4/10

Fee: $20 for book

Extra Supplies:

Homework: yes

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Description: Book discussion of the book Dahveed(based on King David) We will talk about events in David’s life and how those apply to events today.

 

Debate/Speech                                  Grades: 7-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Kelly Boudreaux

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: $3

Extra Supplies:

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: maybe

 

Description: Speech, communication, persuasive writing, and debate in one-on-one, small group, and public communication situations.

 

Discovering Great Artists                   Grades 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.

 

Dinosaurs                                           Grades 1-5

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min./Max.: 7/9

Fee: no

Extra Supplies:

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Description: Buddy Davis and Ken Ham bring true facts of dinosaurs to life. Learn of critters small to giant. Some land, sky, and sea creatures’ habitats and names. Fun songs to keep memory alive for years to come.

 

ELA Art:                                   Grades 1-2

Students will create works of art through different techniques learned.

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Carol Prentice

Fee: $10.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Extra Night: Yes, E of E Displaying

Class Min./Max.: 10/15

 

 

ELA Fun with Learning Games (K5-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: none

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.

 

 

 

Engineering and Robotics                 Grades 9-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, calculator

Homework: yes- 1-2 hours/week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Description: We will study about the different engineering disciplines and how they relate to society. Includes some small projects.

 

English Composition III(9-12):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Class Min. /Max.: 6/25

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

English Composition Prep                             Grades 8-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Barbara Touchton

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Computer, Printer

Homework: Yes, 3-5 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Description: Preparation for English Comp. One semester course

Financial Peace for Teens (Dave Ramsey)                 Grades: 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

 

French 1                                              Grades 8-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lowri Gowing

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee:$ 10

Extra Supplies: BJUP French I textbook and notebook for note taking in class.

Homework: yes- 5 Hours/week.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Description: An introduction to the French language and culture. No prerequisites for this class. Students will be required to complete weekly homework assignments and various projects. Workbook is not necessary. A French-English dictionary is helpful.

 

Fruit of Her Hands                              Grades 5-8

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 8-12

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: some

Prerequisite: Pre-requisites:  Each girl must be able to use a hot glue gun, cut with adult scissors, thread a needle, follow directions, and most importantly, be able to work both independently and within a group. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Description: 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.  For 5th – 9th grade girls. 

 

Gardening Club                      Grades K through 4th

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

 

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

 

 Geography     Grades 3-6

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: no

Homework: yes/1 hr per wk

 

Description: We will study continents, oceans, and major landmarks. We will discuss types of landforms. Students will be able to identify continents and oceans and place them on a map by the end of the semester. Material will be presented in a variety of ways including music, videos, games and discussion.

 

 Government                                      Grades:9-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Ware

Class Min. /Max.: 7/17

Fee: none

Extra Materials Needed: Abeka American Government textbook.

Homework: yes, up to 4 hours/week

Accredited: yes- ½ HS credit

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

Description: One semester class to pair with Economics second semester.

 

 

Greeting Cards                       Grades 3-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $30

Homework: yes/1 hr per wk

 

Description: A greeting card means worlds of joy and comfort to family and friends. Have some creative fun in creating a smile on someone’s face. Devotional and comic types of cards.

 

Guitar                         Grades 7-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emily Coons

Class min/max: 2/4

Fee: none

 

HS Art                          Grades 9-12

Hour:1st

Teacher: Susan Bates

Class Min. /Max.: 7/20

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students may bring their own supplies if desired.

Homework: yes-30 minutes/week

Presenting/Displaying: yes displaying

 

Description: students will maintain an art notebook, produce art and participate in critiques on class work as a whole. Each student will gain a deeper understanding of art no matter what level they are starting at. There will be lots of studio time.

 

HS Rocketry                                       Grades 7-12

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.

 

Hip Hop/Street Dance                                                   Grades 5-8

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Connie Draper

Fee: none

Prerequisite:none

Homework:yes

Presenting/Displaying:yes

Class min/max:7/15

Description: Hip Hop- Street dance. Class will include hip-hop choreography, dance games, and performance opportunity (A of E). Class is open to all students, male and female. Clothing required for class- comfortable, soft clothing is best as we will be one the ground from time to time. No dresses please (please at least wear shorts underneath). No midriff exposure. Come ready to move! No prior dance experience necessary.

 

Hip Hop/Street Dance                                                   Grades 1-4

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Connie Draper

Fee: none

Prerequisite:none

Homework:yes

Presenting/Displaying:yes

Class min/max:7/15

Description: Hip Hop- Street dance. Class will include hip-hop choreography, dance games, and performance opportunity (A of E). Class is open to all students, male and female. Clothing required for class- comfortable, soft clothing is best as we will be one the ground from time to time. No dresses please (please at least wear shorts underneath). No midriff exposure. Come ready to move! No prior dance experience necessary.

 

 

 

 

IEWA: All Things Fun and Fascinating                     Grades 3-6

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: All Things Fun and Fascinating workbook. $29

Prerequisites: none

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: no

Class Min. /Max.: 7-12

Accredited:

Audited:

 

Description:

 

IEWb                                                                     Grades 5-8

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Marlo McDonald

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: IEWB workbook $19, 3 ring binder

Prerequisites: none

Homework: Yes, 3-5 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: maybe

Class Min. /Max.: 7-12

 

Description: We will learn composition and stylistic techniques per the IEWB curriculum. This level is geared toward 5-8th graders, but others are welcome if the parent believes this level is best for their child.

 

Intro to Programming: JAVA I                     Grades 8-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: John Paul

Supplies Needed: Each student needs to purchase a book and a USB memory stick. Student will need access to an internet connected home computer running either Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 or a modern MAC OS system (10.7.3 Lion or later .. check with instructor for older MAC versions). Book is: Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot 2nd Edition (Amazon has used copies and rentals). A 4GB to 8GB USB memory stick is also needed, here’s a $5 example from Amazon:

http://smile.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Glide-Drive--SDCZ60-008G-B35/dp/B007YX9O94

Class Min/Max: 4/15

 

Description: This is a two-semester class and is designed to introduce the student to computer programming. It will cover the fundamentals of programming and provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. We will be using Java and the Greenfoot development environment (http://www.greenfoot.org) to teach programming by having the students develop mini graphical based computer games.

 

Joyfully His (3-7)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Holly Harrison

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.

 

Knights of Arrethtrae                     Grades 5-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $20.00

Extra Supplies:

Prerequisites: read Kingdom series(book 1-6)

Homework: Yes, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: yes- displaying

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

 

Description: A medieval adventure series/allegory. This series is based on the Kingdom series between books 3-5. Each book teaches an allegorical principle such as loyalty, compassion, courage, humility and faith while warning against rebellion, greed, doubt, and apathy.

 

LEGO Club:                              Grades 3-6

Hour: 4th  

Teacher: 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.

 

 

LEGO Club Jr                           Grades K5-2nd

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 Science                    Grades 3-6

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: $2

Extra Supplies:

Prerequisites: none

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7-14

 

Description: Using LEGO curriculum, we’ll study simple machines and their uses.

 

MS Art                                                 Grades 5-8

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Fee: $20

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.

 

Needle Arts                             Grades 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.

 

Ooey Gooey Science                          Grades 1-4

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Marlo McDonald

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: notebook

Homework: no

Presenting/Displaying: maybe displaying

 

Description: Fun science activities to engage the students and make learning fun. Students will keep a notebook to record our experiments, just for personal use-not to be graded.

 

PE        Grades 3-6

Hour: 2nd

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 for Elementary Boys and Girls      Greades 1-4

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Eileen Leine

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Description: First semester will focus on acting/speech skills. Auditions for second semester will be held at the end of first semester.

 

Photography (7-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Holly Harrison/Allison Robinson

Class Min. /Max.: 5/10

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: camera

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Description: 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                                    Grades 10-12

Hour: 1st (8:00 start)

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 4/10

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

 

Piano 2                        Grades 3-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

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.: 2/4

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.

 

SC History                               Grades 5-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $20.00

Prerequisite: none

Homework: yes-up to two hours/week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

Description: This is a one-year course for middle school and above. We will use worksheets and text to learn all about our beautiful state. We will visit different “virtual” locations, take a class field trip and complete tests and quizzes on what we have learned. This class can be easily counted for HS elective credit with a few additional assignments.

 

Seasonal Arts                         Grades 3-6

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Angella Patterson

Fee: $10.00

Prerequisite: no

Homework: yes 2 hours

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Description: We will do crafts based on the holidays of that month/season. Lots of hands-on activities with minimal homework.

 

Sewing                                                 Grades 7-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $10

Prerequisite:

Homework:

Presenting/Displaying:

Class min/max:

Description:

 

Snap Circuits                                   Grades 1-4

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee:

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!

 

Spanish I                              Grades 9-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Fee: $10

Class min/max: 10/15

Extra Materials needed: 3 ring binder,  We will be using Lifepacs Spanish 1. Students will need to purchase Lifepacs Spanish 1 and the CD’s. These can be purchased together or separately.  The teacher’s manual is not necessary to purchase as the teacher will have a copy.          

 

Homework: yes- 5-7 hours depending on skill level

A of E presenting/displaying? Possibly

 

Description: This exciting, consumable world language course teaches basic Spanish through reading, writing, and listening. Your child will learn Spanish words and understand verb tenses by studying specific dialogue and practicing everyday conversations.  Students will be required to complete work at home each week. There will also be quizzes and tests. In class we will spend time reviewing homework then covering new material to prepare them for the week ahead. There may also be several small projects involved.                                                                                   

 

Spanish II                                Grades 1-4

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Prerequisite: Spanish I at co-op or some Spanish at home.

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

 

Description: This term’s focus will be on Spain’s culture and food. We’ll learn weather, seasons, months, holidays, restaurant ordering, animals and beginning grammar.

 

Spanish II                                Grades 5-8

Hour: 3rd 

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Prerequisite: Spanish I at co-op or some Spanish at home.

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

 

Description: This term’s focus will be on Spain’s culture and food. We’ll learn weather, seasons, months, holidays, restaurant ordering, animals and beginning grammar.

 

 

Speak the Truth                                 Grades 5-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: none

Prerequisite: none

Extra Supplies: Bible

Homework: yes-about 1 hour/week.

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

 

Description: This class will focus on memorizing scripture and discussing the verses in class. We will accomplish this by playing games, completing puzzles, class activities, and reciting God’s word together. For A of E, we will present a unison recitation of key verses. The class will build a love for God’s word and opportunities to build confidence in public speaking.

 

 

Stitches                                              Grades 1-8

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Rigsby/Rochester

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: none

Extra Supplies: 8 oz. worsted weight yarn.

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

 

Description: Learning crochet stitches, reading simple patterns.

 

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            Grades 6-8

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Extra Supplies: Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Bronze Bow, At the Back of North Wind

Homework: Yes- 1-2 hr/wk.

 

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. 

 

Theater Production                           Grades 9-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 5/10

Class Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: notebook, pencil, colored pencils

Homework: Yes, varies

 

Description: We will be learning about backstage operations for the theater class’ annual production. First semester will focus on types of theater and their operation.

 

Volleyball                               Grades 5-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Terri Harper/Dominique Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 12/20

Extra Supplies: gym clothes, knee pads, volleyball

Homework: no

 

Description: Learning basic VB skills and using these skills to compete weekly against each other.

 

 

Walking Through England’s Past                  Grades 5-8

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Carol Watson

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Extra Supplies: 3-ring binder, paper

Homework: some, varies

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

 

Description: Fun study of the history of England from Battle of Hastings to King Arthur.

 

Warfare by Duct Tape                               Grades 3-6

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                                                Grades 1-6

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue and work shirt

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Building frontiersman log home models, ships, etc.

 

World History: (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class min/max: 6/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3-ring binder, textbook- BJUP World History, Bible, internet

Homework: 3-4 hours/week

Presenting: yes

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 exams, and a project. 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                    Grades 9-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Extra Supplies: Working Laptop to bring to Class Each Week-no tablets

Homework: Yes, 2-4 hours/week

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.