HOPE Class Descriptions Fall 2016


Little Learners:

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


Babies-2y/o:

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.

K3/K4:

Hour: 1st through  4th

Teacher: Kim Spears

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies: 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:1-5

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Heidi  Landrum

Aides: Trish Landrum/ Phyllis Poole

Class Min. /Max.: 3/15

Fee: $20

Homework: yes. 1 ½ -1 hour/week

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

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.

This semester we will be performing a play for Night of Dramas.

 

Aeronautics                                        Grades: 7-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: $15

Fee: TBD (please note there may be a significant expense with this class)

Homework: YES-2 hours/week min

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes- display only

 

Description: Description- Students will build and fly model aircraft, starting with individual simple gliders and progressing to a class built rc aircraft.

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.

 

Archery

Hour: 2nd, 4th

Teacher: Claire Gagne

 

Boys, Boys, Boys: Girls Bible Study               Grades: 7-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Victoria Vaughan

Class Min. /Max.: 5/10

Fee: $5

Homework: YES- .5-1 hour/week

Afternoon of Enrichment: no

 

Description: Based on Jamie Grace’s book, Boys, Boys, Boys, this Bible study will deal with the issues most girls face when they reach the teenage years. Putting a Godly perspective on God’s plan for us when we finally meet the guy God planned for us and what to do while waiting. Each girl will receive a journal and a copy of the book. We’ll do activities during class to help the girls learn the material more effectively.

 

 

 

 

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 Sign Language                   Grades:  5-8

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lori, Shaw, Janelle Wilder, Christine Johnson

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Fee:

Extra Supplies: 

Homework: Yes, 10 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Description: An introduction to ASL including vocabulary and basic sentence structure. Review games and activities will be included to reinforce learning.

 

 

Biology Labs                                       Grades: 9-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Allison Ware

Aides:

Class Min. /Max.: 7-15

Fee: $15

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..

 

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

Description: Students will learn and perform choral music in 2-3 parts.

 

Come Together Crafty Kids                           Grades: 1-5

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8-15

Fee: $25

Homework: no

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes, display

 

Description: This class takes kids of all ages to the Art Shed. The class will use many mediums and tools. The creative and fun art side will come out! From materials like felt, paper, and glue comes a masterpiece of beauty and awe!

 

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.

 

Couch to 5K                                        Grades 6-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 4/15

Fee: Race entry fee, to be paid later (usually about $20-25)

Extra Supplies: Good running shoes, water bottle

Homework: 2 weekly runs, 30 min each

Presenting/Displaying: no

Creation Proclaims!                                       Grades 2-6

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Fee: $8

Extra Supplies:

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: no

 

Description: Join Ken Ham and Buddy Davis for an upbeat season of music and biblical teaching on Dinosaurs. Jobe Martin teaches more with some spin on God’s other creatures. We’ll use God’s Amazing Creatures videos, which defy evolution. Crafts and practical biblical application.

 

Culinary Skills                         Grades: 9-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Scott Hare

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, gravies, sauces, baking, grilling, sides, pastries, entertaining and menu planning.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do it With Duct Tape

Hour: 3rd

Teacher:Betsy Clark

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: sharp scissors, ruler

Homework: no

A of E ?: yes, displaying

Prerequisites: must be able to cut well and on the lines, follow instructions, and work relatively independently

Class Min/Max: 7/10

Description: In this class we will be making various creations with the power of duct tape! Types of projects include: bookmarks, journal, hair bow/bow tie, pencil pouch, flip flops, tote bag, necklace and bracelets, storage boxes, etc.

 

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

 

Elementary Spanish  II  (formerly called Beginning Spanish)      Grades:1-4

Hour: 4 

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $10

Homework: Yes, 1 hr. per week and listening to audio CD.

Afternoon of Enrichment: yes- display or present

Description: Continuation from last semester. Topics include weather, seasons, food, numbers, time, restaurant ordering, Spanish culture and more. Food from Spain included every week.

 

Engineering                                        Grades 5-8

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies:

Homework:

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Description: Different STEM projects each week, such as building bridges and towers, small machines, etc. Finding creative solutions to problems.

 

 

English Composition IV                      Grades: 9-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Class Min. /Max.: 6/25

Fee: none

Extra Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Computer, Printer

Homework: Yes, 5-8 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

Description: Students will learn MLA-formatting while writing three research essays. In addition, students will focus on the sounds of words and the incorporation of poetic devices by engaging in ten poetic exercises.

 

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

 

Exploring Economics             Grades: 9-12

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min./Max.: 6/20

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies:  A 3 ring binder. Notgrass Exploring Economics textbook

Homework: 3-5 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: n

Accredited: Yes – ½ credit

Description: Students will learn economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. Introduces both micro- and macroeconomics. NOTE: Students will need to have the first reading/homework assignment completed for the first day of co-op.

 

 

 

 

 

Extreme Dot-to-Dot with stickers                 Grades: 1-4

Hour: 4th 

Teacher: Jessica Armbruster

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  colored pencils

Homework: Light, 30 min per week.

Presenting/Displaying: no

Description: A mysterious collection of 90-230 dots begins each puzzle. What will appear when you connect the dots? Then follow the letter codes to place fun and colorful stickers ind discover the true identity of your image.

Students will work on the dot-to-dot in class and then we will discuss the completed picture. If it is an animal we will review facts about the animal, etc.

 

Extreme Dot-to-Dot Around the World                   Grades: 3-6

Hour: 4th 

Teacher: Jessica Armbruster

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  colored pencils

Homework: Light, 30 min per week.

Presenting/Displaying: no

Description: Exercise your left and right brain at the same time with these complex dot-to-dot puzzles. Intricate, challenging, and wildly rewarding to finish, puzzles range from 500 to over 1400 dots! Some puzzles even cover a two-page spread. Counting, mapping, and concentration are just a few of the educational benefits.

Students will be asked to complete the dot-to-dot and for homework, research questions regarding the structures such as where and when it was built, by whom and for what purpose, etc.

 

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 II                                              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 5-9

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 6th

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Hillary 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Go Phonics Games!

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 7/8

Fee: $5- text and workbook will total $35 to be purchased before the first class. Contact Dawn Hoffmeister for details

Homework: no

Description: Learn better reading skills with games! We will help children who have difficulty reading gain ground and open new adventures in class. Multi-sensory phonics instruction developed by Orton Gillingham. Five different levels to spark reading.

 

 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.

 

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:

Description:

 

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

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

 

LEGO Club Jr                           Grades K5-2nd

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: Betsy Clark

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: $10

Extra Supplies: Multi-media Art Pad

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Description: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.

 

MS Spanish III                         Grades 5-8

Hour: 3rd 

Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

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

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: yes-displaying

Description: We will continue to practice conversation as well as learning new material including around town, around home, transportation, some grammar, and much more. Food included every few weeks.

 

Music Apprecitation                          Grades: 1-6

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $5 ($15 if recorder is needed)

Homework: 1 hour practice/week

Extra Supplies:  recorder

Presenting/Displaying: yes-presenting

Description: Students will study a different composer or style of music each week, and will learn to play the recorder.

 

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 1-5

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 7-12

Description: This class is designed for elementary children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of a traditional sport as well as enjoying fun play yard games.  The focus will be to build self-confidence through sports as well as teach the importance of teamwork and encouragement all while being active.

 

Performing Arts (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

Class Min. /Max.: 5/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Must have DSLR camera that is Canon or Nikon and working internet with ability to receive emails and upload weekly homework assignments to Dropbox.

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Description: Each week we will learn about a different function of your cameras and a new rule of composition to adapt to your homework focus. We plan to cover photography terms, camera maintenance and care, modes and functions of the camera and how to put them into practice while still using our rules of composition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Snap Circuits                                   Grades 1-3

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  no

Presenting/Displaying: no

Description: 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!

 

HS 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.                                               

 

Speak the Truth                                 Grades 5-12

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

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.

 

 

Study Hall (7-12)

Hour: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Teacher: Varies

Extra Supplies:  Students MUST have Homework to do

Class Min. /Max.: /15

Description: 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.

Description: 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 7-12

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Carla Hill/Jennifer Ellis

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.

 

Tutoring                                 Grades any

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Pam Gfeller

Class Min. /Max.: 2-5

Extra Supplies: none

Homework: no

Description: General tutoring. Any subject. Excluded higher math and science.

 

 

Ultimate T-Shirts                                Grades 5-12

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: Homework: no

Description: We will create 3 T-shirts in this class using tie-dye, reverse stencil, beach pen, etc. Students will provide two white and one dark T-shirt.

 

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: We are continuing from Henry Vlll , Great Fire of London. What went on in the Tower of London and more.

 

Woodworking                                                Grades 1-6

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue and work shirt

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Description: Building frontiersman log home models, ships, etc.

 

Woodworking                                                Grades 5-8

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/15

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue and work shirt

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Description: wood models, table, chair, or kid-size picnic table.

 

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

Description: This class focuses on learning the heart of worship and leadership.  Using music and the Bible, we will be learning how to serve our fellow students in song.  Most of what we do will be singing in preparation for the co-op chapel time, but our true objective is to help develop a heart for worship!!

 

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.