HOPE Class Descriptions Fall 2014


Little Learners: 


K1: 

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

Teacher: Angela Vance

Fee: $5.00 per semester 

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 1/8


K2: 

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. 

Teacher: Varies from hour to hour

Fee: $5.00 per semester 

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 1/10


K3: 

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. 

Teacher: Varies from hour to hour

Fee: $5.00 per semester 

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 1/10


K4: 

This class will be a fun and safe environment for your 4 year old to spend the day while you help in other areas. Activities will include time on the playground, or gym, music & story time, as well as coloring, crafts and play dough. 

Teacher: Varies from hour to hour

Fee: $5.00 per semester to cover snack

Extra Supplies:  Extra change of clothes in case of an accident. (Child should be potty trained before beginning this class)

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 1/10


K5: 

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? 

Teacher: Courtney Collier 

Fee: $5.00 per semester 

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit 

Homework: No 

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 1/12


Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING they bring.  





1st & 2nd Grades: 

BASIC CLASS KIT: 

Paper, 

3 Sharpened Pencils, 

Pencil Sharpener, 

Safety Scissors, 

Glue Stick, 

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils), 

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 

Backpack 


50 States (1-2)

Each week we will study a new stat’s capital, geography, and history to complete a notebook. We’ll learn map skills and work on a timeline. We will “visit” the state and receive a REAL Souvenir from that state, (pencil, pin, sticker, etc.). We will collect state quarters (stickers) and participate in a state postcard collection from friends and family across the USA. 

Hour: 3

Teacher: Cher McDonald

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: 1 inch 3 ring binder, 3 glue sticks, scissors, crayons 

Homework: Minimal, 10 minutes per week 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/16


Children’s Choir – Children of Praise: (1-2)

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20



Dino (What Happened to Dinosaurs?): (1-2)

What really happened to all the dinosaurs? How big were they? What did they eat? How did the Fall affect them? What are fossils? How did they care for their young? We will be exploring the answers to all of these questions throughout the semester.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmesiter

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Paper Folder, Class Kit 

Homework: Minimal, 15 Minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5  

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Early Elementary Art: (1-2)

Students will create works of art through different techniques learned. 

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Andrea Kolman

Fee: $20.00 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10


ELA Fun with Learning Games: (1-2)

We will be playing different number, color and letter games such as Uno, Rack-o, Scrabble Jr., etc. Students will end the semester by creating their own games.    

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: $6.00 

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10


ELA Money Matters for Children: (1-2)

Money matters no matter what age. What do you do with it? You need a plan! Our class will learn how to effectively save, spend, and share money through interactive play using real life situations.Our goal is to teach children, now, how to use the resources that God has given them.    

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Hicunni Chandler

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: Basic Calculator, Scissors, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Folder  

Homework: Light, 15-20 Minutes per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/10



Engineering Adventure (2nd):

In this class, we use a hands-on, literature based curriculum from the National Center of Tech. Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. 

This semester, we will study transportation engineering as we investigate how “maglev” or magnetic levitation trains move by using magnets instead of wheels. Students will send magnets sailing, help magnets hover, and poke around magnetic fields. With their new insights into the science of magnets, students will use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve their own tabletop maglev transportation systems—just like the character in the storybook Hikaru’s Toy Troubles.  We will also use aeronautical engineering  principles to design rovers that can be used to explore faraway worlds and explore the trade-offs and variables involved in engineering a rocket that can blast off to the International Space Station.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: 1st Hour $10.00, 3rd Hour $14.00 (small snack included with 3rd hour) 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 10/16


Gardening Club: (1-2)

We will be learning about plants through Art, Crafts, Nutrition, Anatomy and Environment.  Art: Drawing, Painting, Pictures of Plants, Trees and Bugs.  Crafts: Building a planter and mini tools for gardening.  Nutrition: What foods help different parts of the body. Anatomy: Learning different parts of the tree & plants.  Environment: How and why the environment affects our plants.

Hour: 4    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Water Paint, Pencils, Crayons, and Scissors

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Joyfully His: (1-2)

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring. During our fall Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, our Joyfully His class will do a short scene from that upcoming production.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization 

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 10/30 


LEGO Club (2nd): 

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.

Hour: 1 or 4

Teacher: Brittany Valentine 

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Math Games: (1-2)

Math can be fun when you make a game out of it, so that is what we will be doing in this fun, hands-on class where we will be playing games that will help students to memorize math facts as well as understanding various math concepts.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Peggy Boulet

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


PE: (1-2)

Exercise: sit-ups, jumping rope, running in place, etc.   Nutrition: What foods are good for the body?  What helps eyes, skin, heart and muscles?  Games: Kick ball, Dodge Ball, Badminton, Volleyball, Relay Games and more.                     

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: TENNIS SHOES are a MUST!! NO Dresses please!!

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Science in a Box: (1-2)

We will cover the basics of everything from scientists, magnets, and weather to plants and insects. Each week we’ll put on our Lab Coats and explore a box full of scientific activities and reading. FUN, FUN, FUN hands on learning. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Cher McDonald

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Crayons, glue sticks, scissors and ***extra-long T-Shirt*** 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Stitches Yarn: (1-2)

We will learn the basics of cross stitching, crocheting, and weaving, as we make hats, and other crafts.

Hour: 3    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15




3rd & 4th Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT: 

Paper, 

3 Sharpened Pencils, 

Pencil Sharpener, 

Safety Scissors, 

Glue Stick, 

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils), 

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 

Backpack 


50 States (3rd):

Each week we will study a new stat’s capital, geography, and history to complete a notebook. We’ll learn map skills and work on a timeline. We will “visit” the state and receive a REAL Souvenir from that state, (pencil, pin, sticker, etc.). We will collect state quarters (stickers) and participate in a state postcard collection from friends and family across the USA. 

Hour: 3

Teacher: Cher McDonald

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: 1 inch 3 ring binder, 3 glue sticks, scissors, crayons 

Homework: Minimal, 10 minutes per week 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/16


Beginning Piano: (3-4)

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly on December 5th.     

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4


Bible Quiz: (3-4)

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Yes, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April 

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Children’s Choir – Children of Praise: (3-4)

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/20



Creative Chemistry: (3-4)

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


El. Anatomy: (3-4)

We will begin our study of God's favorite creation - US!  This is the first part of Apologia's study of human anatomy for upper elementary age. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jen Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy & Physiology Textbook, It is important to have the text book as assignments are given from it each week.

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week – Reading the chapter 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Elementary Art: (3-4)

Students will create works of art through different techniques learned.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Andrea Kolman

Fee: $25.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10


Engineering Adventures: (3-4)

In this class, we use a hands-on, literature based curriculum from the National Center of Tech. Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. 

This semester, we will study transportation engineering as we investigate how “maglev” or magnetic levitation trains move by using magnets instead of wheels. Students will send magnets sailing, help magnets hover, and poke around magnetic fields. With their new insights into the science of magnets, students will use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve their own tabletop maglev transportation systems—just like the character in the storybook Hikaru’s Toy Troubles.  We will also use aeronautical engineering  principles to design rovers that can be used to explore faraway worlds and explore the trade-offs and variables involved in engineering a rocket that can blast off to the International Space Station.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: 1st Hour $10.00, 3rd Hour $14.00 (small snack included with 3rd hour) 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 10/16


Gardening Club: (3-4)

We will be learning about plants through Art, Crafts, Nutrition, Anatomy and Environment.  Art: Drawing, Painting, Pictures of Plants, Trees and Bugs.  Crafts: Building a planter and mini tools for gardening.  Nutrition: What foods help different parts of the body. Anatomy: Learning different parts of the tree & plants.  Environment: How and why the environment affects our plants.

Hour: 4    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Water Paint, Pencils, Crayons, and Scissors

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


IEW A: All Things Fun and Fascinating: (3-4)

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate your student as they learn to write with structure and style.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Joanna Mitchell

Fee: $30.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, and Textbook that will be provided.

Homework: Moderate, Weekly Paper – Approx. 2 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


IEW Bible Heroes: (3-4)

This class is designed to be a prep class or intro class for IEW. This will be a yearlong class and will teach the children basic mechanics of writing, basic grammar, and all the basic IEW dress ups. It will be a very slow paced class with the reading material being around a first grade level. Parental involvement is an absolute necessity in order to encourage a love for writing in the children. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joanna Mitchell

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: Moderate, Weekly paper, approx. 1-2 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15



Joyfully His: (3-4)

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring. During our fall Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, our Joyfully His class will do a short scene from that upcoming production.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization 

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 10/30 


LEGO Club: (3-4)

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.

Hour: 1 & 4

Teacher: Brittany Valentine 

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Math Games (3rd): 

Math can be fun when you make a game out of it, so that is what we will be doing in this fun, hands-on class where we will be playing games that will help students to memorize math facts as well as understanding various math concepts.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Peggy Boulet

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Money and Finance (3rd): 

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


PE: (3-4)

Exercise: sit-ups, jumping rope, running in place, etc.   Nutrition: What foods are good for the body.  What helps eyes, skin, heart and muscles.  Games: Kick ball, Dodge Ball, Badminton, Volleyball, Relay Games and more.                     

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: TENNIS SHOES are a MUST!! NO Dresses please!!

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Piano II: (3-4)

Piano 2 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. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00    

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Light, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4


Road Trip USA: (3-4)

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning. 

Hour: 3

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Sewing Machine Fun: (3-4)

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.            

Hour:

Teacher: Wendy Powell

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, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/8



Stitches Yarn: (3-4)

We will learn the basics of cross stitching, crocheting, and weaving, as we make hats, and other crafts.

Hour: 3    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Violin: (3-4)

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

Worship Sign:

We will learn at least 2 worship songs as well as some basic sign language. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Zoology - Land Animals: (3-4)

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 

Extra Supplies:  Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12    




5th & 6th Grades: 

BASIC CLASS KIT: 

Paper, 

3 Sharpened Pencils, 

Pencil Sharpener, 

Scissors, 

Stick, 

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils), 

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 

Backpack 


Beginning Piano: (5-6)

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly on December 5th.     

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4


Bible Quiz: (5-6)

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Yes, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April 

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Children’s Choir – Children of Praise: (5-6)

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Kristen Blackwell

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20



Creative Chemistry: (5-6)

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Creative Couture: (5-6)

Does your daughter love to be creative and learn new crafts? Then this is the class for her! We will be learning to hand sew, use the glue gun, cut material., make jewelry and many other fun crafts. We hope the girls will take the skills they learn in this class and continue trying new crafts. All the crafts we are making are great for Christmas gifts!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski  

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies:  Good Regular Sized Scissors and Elmer’s Glue

Homework: Periodically – ½ Hour some weeks 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/9 


El. Anatomy: (5-6)

We will begin our study of God's favorite creation - US!  This is the first part of Apologia's study of human anatomy for upper elementary age. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jen Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy & Physiology Textbook, It is important to have the text book as assignments are given from it each week.

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week – Reading the chapter 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Engineering Adventure (5th):

In this class, we use a hands-on, literature based curriculum from the National Center of Tech. Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. 

This semester, we will study transportation engineering as we investigate how “maglev” or magnetic levitation trains move by using magnets instead of wheels. Students will send magnets sailing, help magnets hover, and poke around magnetic fields. With their new insights into the science of magnets, students will use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve their own tabletop maglev transportation systems—just like the character in the storybook Hikaru’s Toy Troubles.  We will also use aeronautical engineering  principles to design rovers that can be used to explore faraway worlds and explore the trade-offs and variables involved in engineering a rocket that can blast off to the International Space Station.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: 1st Hour $10.00, 3rd Hour $14.00 (small snack included with 3rd hour) 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 10/16


Gardening Club: (5-6)

We will be learning about plants through Art, Crafts, Nutrition, Anatomy and Environment.  Art: Drawing, Painting, Pictures of Plants, Trees and Bugs.  Crafts: Building a planter and mini tools for gardening.  Nutrition: What foods help different parts of the body. Anatomy: Learning different parts of the tree & plants.  Environment: How and why the environment affects our plants.

Hour: 4    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Water Paint, Pencils, Crayons, and Scissors

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


General Science (6th): 

This class will meet 1st period and will begin at 8:30 promptly. 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 on printed sheets I give them and check their own answers at the back of the module. 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. Following this, we complete the module summary together and I tell them which items from the paperwork to highlight for study purposes. They are told what to study for the test, and this is the time for them to develop their own study skills style.

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.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Julie Smith

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science textbook for students and solutions and tests manual for parents plus companion CD    audio CD recommended for highly auditory learners , knowledgeboxcentral.com interactive lapbook ($15) for students desiring to type module worksheets rather than hand write them (http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/apologia-exploring-creation-w-general-science-2nd-ed-interactive-lapbook-journal-1330.html)    

2 ½ inch 3-ring binder, pencil, highlighter 

Homework: Moderate, 2-3 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

General Science will meet on non-co-op Fridays from 9:30-11am, at The Well, 713 NE. Main St., Simpsonville, 29681



Health & Nutrition: (5-6)

A general study of healthy living as well as the role nutritious eating plays in our lives.  

Hour: 2

Teacher: Andrea Kolman and Jennifer Hogue

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit - Pencils, Colored Pencils or Crayons, and Glue Sticks will be essential.  

Homework: Minimal to Light - 30 minutes to 2 hours per week      

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10 


IEW A: All Things Fun and Fascinating: (5-6)

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate your student as they learn to write with structure and style.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Joanna Mitchell

Fee: $30.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, and Textbook that will be provided.

Homework: Light, Weekly Paper – Approx. 2 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


IEW B: (5-6)

Within this class, the students will lay down a solidly firm foundation in writing skills.     While doing this course, the students will learn to outline, incorporate dress-ups into their papers, write story summaries, use sentence openers, create paragraph structure, do creative writing,  practice public speech by reading papers aloud, and aid each other by 2 days of peer editing one another’s papers. Concluding the class in the Spring, there will be a simple final exam to demonstrate readiness for IEW Level C.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Bethany Hoffmeister

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: SWI Level B Notebook & Packet (Currently $19.00 at IEW), Wide-Ruled Lined Paper, Sheet Protectors, 3/5 Cards, Red, Blue and Black pens, and a Thesaurus and Dictionary.    

Homework: Moderate, ½-1 Hour per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/25


Interpretive Movement: (5-6)

This class will be observing gospel based music, studying the history of movement and sign language and how we can express the gift of interpretive movement through our heart of worship for Christ. Interpretative Movement is a gift from God, to express an art before others, to bring glory and adoration to Christ. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Tabitha Lewis

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Comfortable clothes to move in. No dresses or skirts for girls due to bending and stretching. We will be in socks or bare feet. 

Homework: Light 1-2 hours per week 

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Joyfully His: (5-6)

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring. During our fall Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, our Joyfully His class will do a short scene from that upcoming production.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization 

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 10/30 


Kingdom Dawn: (5-6)

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation” – This book is the first in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).   

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum 

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


LEGO Club: (5-6)

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.

Hour: 1 & 4

Teacher: Brittany Valentine 

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


MS Art: (5-6)

This class covers the basics of art, such as lines, perspective, proportion, shading, creating depth, etc…  Though the concepts covered will be the same, we will be doing different projects each time.  Second semester is more of an application of the things we learn first semester. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver 

Fee: $20.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Minimal, 1 hour or less per week 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Money and Finance: (5-6)

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15



Piano II: (5-6)

Piano 2 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. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00    

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4



Road Trip USA: (5-6)

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning. 

Hour: 3

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Rocketry: (5-6)

We will study rocket safety, history, design and science. We will build several rockets as a class and have challenges for the students to participate in. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/30


Royal Rangers: (5-6)

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer 

Fee: $5.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/20


Sewing Machine Fun: (5-6)

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.            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Wendy Powell

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, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/8


Stitches Yarn: (5-6)

We will learn the basics of cross stitching, crocheting, and weaving, as we make hats, and other crafts.

Hour: 3    

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby 

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Violin: (5-6)

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/7


Volleyball (6th):

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports. 

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40


Worship Sign: (5-6)

We will learn at least 2 worship songs as well as some basic sign language. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Zoology - Land Animals: (5-6)

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 

Extra Supplies Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12    




7th & 8th Grades: 

BASIC CLASS KIT: 

Paper, 

3 Sharpened Pencils, 

Pencil Sharpener, 

Pen

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 

Backpack 


Algebra I: (7-8)

This will be a full-year course. The text that I’ve chosen is Algebra by The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP), 2ndedition. (ISBN: 0-13-058415-0) The book is a thorough study of algebra covered in 13 chapters. Covering roughly one chapter every two weeks, students will be expected to do daily reading and homework assignments. Take-home tests will be graded by the instructor.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: $30.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, and Provided Textbook. 

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Beginning Piano: (7-8)

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly on December 5th.     

Hour: 3

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4


Bible Quiz: (7-8)

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Moderate, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April 

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Biology – (strong 8th):

This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. 

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Becky Herzog

Fee: $25.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Biology 2nd edition textbook and test solutions

Homework: Moderate, 5 Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/16    

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

Biology will meet on non-co-op Fridays from 9:30-11am, at Summit Church Simpsonville (formerly The Well), 713 NE. Main St., Simpsonville, 29681.


Chorale: (7-8)

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

Hour: 3

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: ½ inch, Black 3 ring binder 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 15/25    


Creative Chemistry: (7-8)

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Creative Couture: (7-8)

Does your daughter love to be creative and learn new crafts? Then this is the class for her! We will be learning to hand sew, use the glue gun, cut material., make jewelry and many other fun crafts. We hope the girls will take the skills they learn in this class and continue trying new crafts. All the crafts we are making are great for Christmas gifts!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski  

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies:  Good Regular Sized Scissors and Elmer’s Glue

Homework: Periodically – ½ Hour some weeks 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/9 


English Comp Prep: (7-8)

This is a class designed to prepare the student to enter the High School English Composition classes at Hope Co-op taught by Beth Saadati.  We will be using Easy Grammar Plus to review the eight parts of speech, Dress Ups, Decorations and Delightful Diversions by IEW for fun review, and Geography Based Writing Lessons by IEW as the primary student textbook.  I am excited about the curriculum. The games, activities and writing assignments make learning how to write engaging and fun.  Although I hope to have a lot of fun in this class there will be homework every week, so make sure you and your child are willing to put in the time to do well in this class. The homework will help the student practice the skills taught in class with an emphasis on learning how to use the check sheet to make sure they are finishing the assignment correctly and getting the score they want. This class will cover enough material to take care of the Composition part of Language Arts, but will not be enough Grammar for the year, since we will just be reviewing the eight parts of speech. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Barbara Touchton  

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder 

Homework: Moderate, 3-4 Hours per Week          

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/10



General Science: (7-8)

This class will meet 1st period and will begin at 8:30 promptly. 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 on printed sheets I give them and check their own answers at the back of the module. 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. Following this, we complete the module summary together and I tell them which items from the paperwork to highlight for study purposes. They are told what to study for the test, and this is the time for them to develop their own study skills style.

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.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Julie Smith

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) textbook for students and solutions and tests manual for parents plus companion CD    audio CD recommended for highly auditory learners , knowledgeboxcentral.com interactive lapbook ($15) for students desiring to type module worksheets rather than hand write them (http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/apologia-exploring-creation-w-general-science-2nd-ed-interactive-lapbook-journal-1330.html)    

2 ½ inch 3-ring binder, pencil, highlighter 

Homework: Moderate, 2-3 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

General Science will meet on non-co-op Fridays from 9:30-11am, at Summit Church Simpsonville (formerly The Well), 713 NE. Main St., Simpsonville, 29681.



Health & Nutrition: (7-8)

A general study of healthy living as well as the role nutritious eating plays in our lives.  

Hour: 2

Teacher: Andrea Kolman and Jennifer Hogue

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit - Pencils, Colored Pencils or Crayons, and Glue Sticks will be essential.  

Homework: Minimal to Light - 30 minutes to 2 hours per week      

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10 



IEW B: (7-8)

Within this class, the students will lay down a solidly firm foundation in writing skills.     While doing this course, the students will learn to outline, incorporate dress-ups into their papers, write story summaries, use sentence openers, create paragraph structure, do creative writing,  practice public speech by reading papers aloud, and aid each other by 2 days of peer editing one another’s papers. Concluding the class in the Spring, there will be a simple final exam to demonstrate readiness for IEW Level C.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Bethany Hoffmeister

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: SWI Level B Notebook & Packet (Currently $19.00 at IEW), Wide-Ruled Lined Paper, Sheet Protectors, 3/5 Cards, Red, Blue and Black pens, and a Thesaurus and Dictionary.    

Homework: Moderate, ½-1 Hour per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/25


Interpretive Movement: (7-8)

This class will be observing gospel based music, studying the history of movement and sign language and how we can express the gift of interpretive movement through our heart of worship for Christ. Interpretative Movement is a gift from God, to express an art before others, to bring glory and adoration to Christ. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Tabitha Lewis

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Comfortable clothes to move in. No dresses or skirts for girls due to bending and stretching. We will be in socks or bare feet. 

Homework: Light 1-2 hours per week 

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Kingdom Dawn: (7-8)

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation” – This book is the first in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).   

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum 

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Math/Science Tutoring: (7-8)

Math/Science will be a year-long offering. Students MUST bring their textbooks/assignments/questions with them to class. Note: This is NOT a Study Hall; students need to be prepared to work on their assignments. 

Hour: 1 & 4 

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Basic Class Kit, Textbook

Homework: This is a supplement to regular weekly work. 

Presenting Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/4


MS Art: (7-8)

This class covers the basics of art, such as lines, perspective, proportion, shading, creating depth, etc…  Though the concepts covered will be the same, we will be doing different projects each time.  Second semester is more of an application of the things we learn first semester. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver 

Fee: $20.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Minimal, 1 hour or less per week 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Money and Finance (7th): 

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00 

Extra Supplies: None 

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Performing Arts: (7-8)

This fall Performing Arts will present 1 or 2 improve skits, during our Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, and then continue preparing for their big production in the spring. 

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, line memorization 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 15/25



Piano II: (7-8)

Piano 2 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. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00    

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

 


Rocketry: (7-8)

We will study rocket safety, history, design and science. We will build several rockets as a class and have challenges for the students to participate in. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/30


Royal Rangers: (7-8)

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer 

Fee: $5.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/20


Service Hour: (7-8)

This class will serve two purposes: First it is designed to teach the students teamwork as they serve others around them, and secondly it will help get our building back into pre-co-op shape each week. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Cindee McKenzie

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Extra Night: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15


Sewing Machine Fun: (7-8)

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.            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Wendy Powell

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, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/8


Study Hall: (7-8)

This class is offered to all Middle and High School students each hour. It is designed to give the students time to study quietly and work not completed at home. Please make sure your student brings work to keep busy each week. All students who do not have homework will be sent to the front desk to be given jobs to do; this is NOT a socialization hour. All students who do jobs instead of study will have a note put in the parent’s mailbox indicating so.  

Hour: 1, 2, 3, & 4

Teacher: Differs from hour to hour 

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies:  At least 1 hour of seat work 

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15


Trash to Treasure Home Decor: (7-8)

We will learn how to make our homes a haven for our families through inexpensive ways.  We will learn practical ways of turning old/outdated furniture into something beautiful and functional for our homes.  Just as love covers a multitude of sin, paint can cover a “multitude of ugliness” in home décor.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Sue Layton

Fee: $10.00 for Paint Brushes/Tools

Extra Supplies: Apron or large Old T-Shirt   

Homework: Minimal, 30 Minutes per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Treason (8th):

Using a fiction book “Treason” by Don Brown, we will be looking at the legal geo-political, spiritual and constitutional issues facing America Today.  This course will be a Civics Credit.

Disclosure:  This book is about a Navy JAG lawyer who tries 2 very high profile cases.  One is a rape case and the other is a treason case.    

Students must be willing to read the book and participate in discussion.    

Hour: 3

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: $35.00 ($15.00 Book/$20.00 Study Guide)

Extra Supplies: Each student will need to bring the provided book and study guide to class each week. 

Homework: Moderate, 3-5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20


Violin: (7-8)

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/7


Volleyball: (7-8)

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports. 

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40


Worship Team: (7-8)

The students in this class will learn to use the talents that God has given them to help lead others in worship. They will have an early start time of 8:30 so they can practice songs, discuss what true worship is and plan before leading our group in worship during our worship and announcement time together. 

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start Time)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies:  Instruments 

Homework: Practice and Research 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Yearbook: (7-8)

We will be learning how to create, layout, and edit the HOPE yearbook.  Students will also learn marketing skills in selling ads for the yearbook and the basic elements of good photography. They will be learning team building skills, as they work together to complete the yearbook.  The book is primarily student produced.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies: They must have working laptop that can be brought weekly to class (Tablets, such as iPads, will not work.)     Also, this is a two semester commitment.  Students need to be able to commit to both semesters, because of the nature of the class. 

Homework: Yes, Whatever it take the student to finish their pages. 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15


Zoology - Land Animals: (7-8)

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 

Extra Supplies Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12




9th-12th Grades: 

BASIC CLASS KIT: 

Paper, 

3 Sharpened Pencils, 

Pencil Sharpener, 

Pen

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 

Backpack 


Algebra I: (9-12)

This will be a full-year course. The text that I’ve chosen is Algebra by The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP), 2ndedition. (ISBN: 0-13-058415-0) The book is a thorough study of algebra covered in 13 chapters. Covering roughly one chapter every two weeks, students will be expected to do daily reading and homework assignments. Take-home tests will be graded by the instructor.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: $30.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, Textbook Algebra by The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP), 2ndedition.    

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: No 

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Transitional Math

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No 


American History: (9-12)

We will study of United States founding to present day with a special emphasis on the Colonial Period, Revolution, Westward Expansion, Civil War, World Wars, and America's emergence as a super power.

Special emphasis will be given to America's exceptionalism and the development of her unique political and economic systems.  Students will be required to complete quizzes, tests, and written assignments.  Upon completion of each semester the student must pass a 100 question exam based on the US citizenship exam.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jonathan Bastoni

Fee: $7.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework:  Moderate, 5 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying:  No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Accredited: Yes, must complete both semesters

Audited: No


American Sign Language I: (9-12)

Why learn Sign Language? You don’t have to travel outside your home town to use it! Deaf Americans have fewer missionaries than most foreign countries. You also don’t have to be deaf to use it. Learn body language and facial expression to “read” someone. And face it, it’s just really cool to know! 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Hope Singh 

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Any basic Course in Sign Language Book 

Homework: Light, 1-2 hours per week

Extra Night: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15    

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Beginning Piano: (9-12)

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly on December 5th.     

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 1/4

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Biology: (9-12)

This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. 

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Becky Herzog

Fee: $25.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Biology 2nd edition textbook and test solutions

Homework: Moderate, 5 Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/16    

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

Biology will meet on non-co-op Fridays from 9:30-11am, at Summit Church Simpsonville (formerly The Well), 713 NE. Main St., Simpsonville, 29681.



Chemistry: (9-12)

Exploring Creation with Chemistry is designed to be a first-year high school [homeschool] chemistry course. It gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers the following topics: significant figures, units, classification, mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids

and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. Students will have to buy a copy of Apologia Chemistry 2nd Edition. Students must have successfully completed Algebra I before taking this course. The CD-ROM version is the preferred edition because it is cheaper and it includes videos. All students will take tests online.

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $60.00

Extra Supplies Apologia Chemistry 2nd Edition, CD-ROM is preferred  

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

Chemistry will meet on some non-co-op Fridays from 9:30-11am, at Summit Church Simpsonville (formerly The Well), 713 NE. Main St., Simpsonville, 29681. Some classes will be conducted online. 


Chorale: (9-12)

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

Hour: 3

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: ½ inch, Black 3 ring binder 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 15/25    

Accredited: Yes, If the student does in extra work

Audited: No


Communications: (9-12)

Learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.  The goal for the students taking this class is to gain confidence with public speak through understanding the various means of communications and active listening assignments. Student will be writing and delivering various speeches in class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Composition Notebook, Pencil and a copy of “7 Habits for High Effective Teens”, (any version and any condition).  

Homework: Moderate, 3-5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/30    

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No


Creative Chemistry (9th): 

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it. 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Accredited: No

Audited: No


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

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. 

Hour: 3

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

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, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes


English Comp III: (9-12)

In English Comp III, student writers will continue to perfect all of the structural and stylistic techniques mastered in English Comp I and II, while learning and practicing use of the active voice and development of a writer's voice.  Following the writing process, students will employ higher-order thinking skills and "notes from the brain" to powerfully and eloquently compose four specific essays (humorous commentary, definition, persuasive, and personal [college application]) plus two creative author imitations.

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Fee: None

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

Homework: Heavy, 6 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Comp II

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No 


English Comp Prep: (9-12)

This is a class designed to prepare the student to enter the High School English Composition classes at Hope Co-op taught by Beth Saadati.  We will be using Easy Grammar Plus to review the eight parts of speech, Dress Ups, Decorations and Delightful Diversions by IEW for fun review, and Geography Based Writing Lessons by IEW as the primary student textbook.  I am excited about the curriculum. The games, activities and writing assignments make learning how to write engaging and fun.  Although I hope to have a lot of fun in this class there will be homework every week, so make sure you and your child are willing to put in the time to do well in this class. The homework will help the student practice the skills taught in class with an emphasis on learning how to use the check sheet to make sure they are finishing the assignment correctly and getting the score they want. This class will cover enough material to take care of the Composition part of Language Arts, but will not be enough Grammar for the year, since we will just be reviewing the eight parts of speech. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Barbara Touchton  

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder 

Homework: Moderate, 3-4 Hours per Week          

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/10


HS Art: (9-12)

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $40.00

Extra Supplies:  None  

Homework: Yes, 5 hours per week, if you want the .5 credit

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Accredited: Yes, If you do the extra assignments 

Audited: No 

        

HS Engineering: (9-12)

This will be a full-year course. We will cover the basics of engineering and design, simple machines, and applications. Several design projects will be assigned over the course of the year covering various aspects of engineering. We will also discuss some historical examples of engineers, their projects, and methods. Students might be required to write short papers and keep design notebooks.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jo Gowing 

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Basic Class Kit, Grid-Papered Notebook, 3-Ring Binder  

Homework: Moderate, 3-5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Transitional Math

Accredited: Yes 

Audited: No 


Kingdom Dawn (10th):

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation” – This book is the first in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).   

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum 

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5 

Class Min./Max.: 7/12


Math/Science Tutoring: (9-12)

Math/Science will be a year-long offering. Students MUST bring their textbooks/assignments/questions with them to class. Note: This is NOT a Study Hall, students need to be prepared to work on their assignments. 

Hour: 1 & 4 

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Basic Class Kit, Textbook

Homework: This is a supplement to regular weekly work. 

Presenting Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/4

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Performing Arts: (9-12)

This fall Performing Arts will present 1 or 2 improve skits, during our Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, and then continue preparing for their big production in the spring. 

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, line memorization 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 15/25

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No


Piano II: (9-12)

Piano 2 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. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert 

Fee: $7.00    

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Accredited: No

Audited: No 


Rocketry: (9-12)

We will study rocket safety, history, design and science. We will build several rockets as a class and have challenges for the students to participate in. 

Hour: 1

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Royal Rangers: (9-12)

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer 

Fee: $5.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/20

Accredited: No

Audited: No 


Service Hour: (9-12)

This class will serve two purposes: First it is designed to teach the students teamwork as they serve others around them, and secondly it will help get our building back into pre-co-op shape. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Cindee McKenzie

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/10

Accredited: No, but can count as service hours on your transcript 

Audited: No 


Sewing Machine Fun: (9-12)

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.            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Wendy Powell

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, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

Accredited: No

Audited: No 



Study Hall: (9-12)

This class is offered to all Middle and High School students each hour. It is designed to give the students time to study quietly and work not completed at home. Please make sure your student brings work to keep busy each week. All students who do not have homework will be sent to the front desk to be given jobs to do; this is NOT a socialization hour. All students who do jobs instead of study will have a note put in the parent’s mailbox indicating so.  

Hour: 1, 2, & 3

Teacher: Differs from hour to hour 

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies:  At least 1 hour of seat work 

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15

Accredited: No

Audited: No 


Trash to Treasure Home Decor: (9-12)

We will learn how to make our homes a haven for our families through inexpensive ways.  We will learn practical ways of turning old/outdated furniture into something beautiful and functional for our homes.  Just as love covers a multitude of sin, paint can cover a “multitude of ugliness” in home décor.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Sue Layton

Fee: $10.00 for Paint Brushes/Tools

Extra Supplies: Apron or large Old T-Shirt   

Homework: Minimal, 30 Minutes per Week 

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Treason: (9-12)

Using a fiction book “Treason” by Don Brown, we will be looking at the legal geo-political, spiritual and constitutional issues facing America Today.  This course will be a Civics Credit.

Disclosure:  This book is about a Navy JAG lawyer who tries 2 very high profile cases.  One is a rape case and the other is a treason case.    

Students must be willing to read the book and participate in discussion.    

Hour: 3

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: $35.00 ($15.00 Book/$20.00 Study Guide)

Extra Supplies: Each student will need to bring the provided book and study guide to class each week. 

Homework: Moderate, 3-5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Accredited: Yes, .5 – Civics Credit

Audited: No 


Volleyball: (9-12)

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports. 

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40


Violin: (9-12)

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

Accredited: No

Audited: No


Worship Team: (9-12)

The students in this class will learn to use the talents that God has given them to help lead others in worship. They will have an early start time of 8:30 so they can practice songs, discuss what true worship is and plan before leading our group in worship during our worship and announcement time together. 

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start Time)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies:  Instruments 

Homework: Practice and Research 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Accredited: No

Audited: No 


Yearbook: (9-12)

We will be learning how to create, layout, and edit the HOPE yearbook.  Students will also learn marketing skills in selling ads for the yearbook and the basic elements of good photography. They will be learning team building skills, as they work together to complete the yearbook.  The book is primarily student produced.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: None 

Extra Supplies: They must have working laptop that can be brought weekly to class (Tablets, such as iPads, will not work.)     Also, this is a two semester commitment.  Students need to be able to commit to both semesters, because of the nature of the class. 

Homework: Yes, Whatever it take the student to finish their pages. 

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Accredited: Yes  

Audited: No 


Zoology: (9-12)

Prerequisite: Lessons 1-6 of Flying Creatures.
This semester will be a continuation of Apologia Flying Creatures. We will resume at Lesson 7 and continue thru the majority of the book. The class fee covers your materials.
    

Hour: 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: New - $45.00, Returning – None 

Extra Supplies:  Basic Kit, Pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a must. 

Homework: Yes, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Extra Night: Yes, Displaying

Class Min./Max.: 5/12    

New Students: Yes

Returning Students: Yes

Accredited: No  

Audited: No