Class Offerings and Course Descriptions

Our goal is to offer classes each year in sequence.  Practically this means that if a child participates in a 3rd grade science this year, a 4th grade science will be offered next year.  Classes with descriptions which indicate “core class” should be taken only if the curriculum will be the student’s core curriculum for that subject and used extensively at home, not as a supplement to another curriculum.  

***This page is updated FREQUENTLY - so please check back often.***

Classes highlighted in YELLOW are on the schedule and we are seeking a teacher.  Classes highlighted ORANGE are nearing capacity.  Classes highlighted  PINK are full and students can be placed on a waitlist. Classes highlighted RED are full and the waitlist is also full.



Class Offerings 

Our goal is to offer classes each year in sequence. Practically this means that if a child participates in a 3rd grade science this year, a 4th grade science will be offered next year. Class sizes and Teachers are indicated after class name. Classes with descriptions which indicate “core class” should be taken only if the curriculum will be the student’s core curriculum for that subject and used extensively at home, not as a supplement to another curriculum. Fall Term class fees are paid to ELCC and are due no later than August 1st, 2016. Spring Term class fees are due no later than December 1st, 2016

Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten 

Nursery – 

There is no fee for ELCC's nursery. However, we do ask that you still register your nursery aged children. This helps us be sure that we have enough volunteers.
Our nursery is located on the second floor, across from the office. It is staffed by parents of children 2 and under and any volunteers. Parents of nursery aged children will be given a schedule at the beginning of the school year, but are encouraged to coordinate (with one another) activities like sing along songs and snack or nap times. Each participating parent is asked to watch the nursery for 1 hour. Nursery children eat lunch with parents and need to be escorted to the cafeteria. See Lora Parks with any questions.

Preschool Classes –   

Our preschool classes are designed for children who will be 3 by 12/31/2017, but are not yet ready for kindergarten. Class sizes and activities will depend upon the number children in this age range and their parent's participation. Children who are 2 1/2 are often permitted to move into Preschool second semester if they can listen carefully, follow directions, share and are not a disturbance to the class.

Story Time – Brittany Hobbs -  9:00 – 9:55am

Join us for some cuddle time while we learn fun songs, and spend time playing games and reading stories.

All supplies are provided,  Cost: $10 per semester

ABC Safari Brittany Hobbs – 10:00am - 10:55am

Explore a new theme with us weekly as we learn  our letters, colors, shapes and numbers through songs and story time, active play, sensory activities, seat work to build fine motor skills and a take home craft! 

Cost: $10 per semester   Supplies3 ring binder: Not decorated, we will do this the first day of class and use them for name recognition throughout the year! File folder: To be used weekly for our ABC treasure map! Free-cycle items from home as needed.

Preschool Art - Brittany Hobbs11:00 - 11:55am

Each week we will explore different mediums to create a piece of art. There may be a story related to the project planned some weeks while others we dive right in. 
Cost: $10  per semester
Supplies: free-cycle items from home on occasion 

Little Explorers  - Chiree McCain - 12:45pm -1:40pm
In this fun and exciting class we will play with simple machines, make a balloon rocket, collect insects in the fall, plant seeds in the spring, talk about mammals and reptiles and amphibians and birds and fish, melt ice, and play lots of counting games.
Cost: $10  per semester
Supplies: folder

Music and Movement– Lora Parks - 1:45 – 2:40pm

Sing a long, wiggle, and actively celebrate music together as we learn about notes, beats, instruments and rhythms in this fun and active class. We will be using classic children's songs, bible songs, action songs and more!

Cost: $10 per semester
Supplies: Dancing feet. Rhythm not required.

Preschool Fitness is Fun –Amanda Lawson -   2:45pm - 3:40pm
Join us each week for fitness fun with a "preschooler" twist! Interactive books that get your wiggles out, bean bag toss, hula hoop fun, mini soccer ( kick the ball in the net, copy cat game (where we mimic different animals), "Follow the leader " ( learning to stay in a line), musical games, obstacle course fun, classics like "duck duck goose" & "Simon says", mini bowling or get sillies out with a parachute!  
Cost: $10   per semester
Supplies: bring theme related items to help create a fun atmosphere for fitness (i.e. buckets, balls, bean bags)!

The following supplies will be provided:  Worksheets and craft supplies for the year, musical supplies, active play supplies (mats, balls)  non toxic (Crayola) crayons, chubby pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and safety scissors.

Kindergarten - (14 students) – Amy Fraunfelter

This course is designed for children who are currently working on kindergarten curriculum and may be of benefit to some first graders. All students must turn 5 by 12/31/2015. Kindergarten class this year will take a trip around the world with many stops for learning! Working through the alphabet using a letter for each week, we the first hour will focus on geography, world cultures, animal science and habitats, and emphasize phonics and math concepts in fun, interactive ways. Class will include Bible memory to music, circle time, movement, and crafts. This class is suited for a child who is able to recognize most letters and is ready to learn letter sounds. This is a three hour class from 9am – 12pm
Cost: $60 per semester ($20 per hour) join anytime
Supplies: A school supply list will be given to parents – cost $10 or less. 

Art Classes - taught by Diana Andrews

All levels of Art follow the same fee structure EXCEPT Artisan Projects

Supplies: $10 supply fee per semester due at registration Includes all supplies

Cost: $46 class fee per semester, year long commitment, join any time.


Open Studio Arts 1st – 12th grade ~ per semester $46 class fee ~ $0 supply fee
This class period will be time to create and get teacher direction on what they want to work on. The students will be required to bring their own art supplies to class for their projects.


Primary Art K-3rd graders ~ per semester $46 class fee ~ $10 supply fee
The class time will be used for playing with various materials to encourage creative thinking. (drawing, painting, collage, and crafts)


Elementary Art 3rd – 6th graders ~ per semester $46 class fee ~ $10 supply fee
There will be teaching of techniques of drawing, journaling, watercolor, and colored pencil but with an emphasis on experimentation and self-expression.


Sculpture Arts 4th – 12th grade ~ per semester $46 class fee ~ $20 supply fee
Sculpture with wood, stone, paper, and fabric will be experimented with in class.

High School Art 7th -12th grade ~ per semester $46 class fee ~ $10 supply fee
Creating with mixed media: pen, collage, watercolor, calligraphy, drawing, and journaling will take place as the students learn to design an image.
Minimum of 3 students ~~ Maximum of 16 students



Drama, Music and Music Lessons 

ELCC Strings 1 and 2 Marie Nichols 
(class placement determined by skill level) 
The Lord allowed me to attend Christian schools from elementary grades through college. It was at the schools where I learned to play different instruments and eventually learned to teach music. My main performing instruments are piano and trumpet, but I do teach most all of the band and orchestra instruments. I graduated from Bob Jones University in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and then graduated from Bob Jones University in 1990 with a Masters in Music Education. This is my thirtieth year of teaching at Licking County Christian Academy, and I am excited about expanding my teaching to your co-op. 
Cost: $25 for the semester. For those who need a book, there will be an additional $8-$9. 
Supplies: We will be using Essential Elements 2000 for strings. If your student already has one of these books, please have him/her bring the book to class, too. For those who do not have an instrument yet, we will determine what they need on the first day. I will also pick up the music books from the store as soon as we find out how many we need. This way you should be able to get a discount for the music. 

Orchestra - Marie Nichols
Students promoted beyond Strings 2 or beginner band can join the orchestra. Parents can play for free in the orchestra if they desire. 
Cost: $25 per semester. 

K-­6th Music - Marie Nichols
K - 6th Music is designed to teach musical concepts and skills to 1st – 6th grade. This class will have vocal warm-up along with fun songs to learn. We will learn solfege, notes reading, and notes on the piano.  We will learn and see different instruments families.  We will have hands on materials and games to make learning music fun.  We will learn about some of the famous composer.  
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies cost: $5
Supplies: Pencil, crayons

Choir - Marie Nichols
Join the ELCC Choir, learn how to sing in a group, read basic music, harmonies and singing hymns. Open to grades 4th and up, smaller groups may form from the larger group to do special arrangements. 
Cost $10 per semester

Beginner Band - Marie Nichols 
(4th grade and up) 
Learn to play a musical instrument! Traditional band instruments welcome - flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion - and more!  Cost includes band book, and weekly class.  We can refer/counsel families in instrument purchase or rental. Parent helpers can play for free in the beginner band. 
Cost $25 per semester

ELCC Drama Troupe -  Cara Noyes

Through drama you can become anyone, anywhere, at anytime. By understanding drama you can also learn to understand anyone, anywhere, anytime. Drama also gives us the opportunity to build our improvisation skills. Improvisation is the spontaneous response to new and unexpected situations. We can positively respond when spontaneous and unexpected things occur to us in life. Students will participate in group work. The cooperative process of drama will build communication skills. Students will learn the importance of voice and body control, and public speaking will be emphasized. In Drama, youth will also be expected to participate in and create plays. Playwriting is the process of experimenting with new roles or familiar characters in original ways. Students will create their own skits and determine specific elements to support to both characters and action. In the Fall, students will focus upon a favorite Bible figure. They will develop and perform a monologue depicting a dramatic portrait of that character. In the Spring, a full group production emphasizing positive character traits will be mounted.
Cost: $30 per semester and participation in a fundraiser to pay for the spring production (likely in front of Walmart)
Supplies: a 3-ring binder, notebook paper, a costume for their character in the spring (which can be made or rented), pencils and pens, and lots of enthusiasm, and a parent to help with set/costumes/make up or as needed. 

Beginning Guitar - Julie Stedman

This class is a group lesson and is suitable for students ages 8 and up. Students will need to bring their guitar to each class and practice at home daily to be successful in this pursuit. Each lesson is 1 hour.
Cost: $70.00 per semester
Supplies: Alfred's Basic Guitar Method Book 1 (ISBN978-0739047934) a guitar and a pencil.

Advanced Guitar - Jon Emory

This class is a group lesson and is suitable for students ages 8 and up, who have moved out of Beginning Guitar. Students will need to bring their guitar to each class and practice at home daily to be successful in this pursuit. Each lesson is 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Beginning Guitar or other guitar lessons
Cost: $70.00 per semester
Supplies: various music (about $15) and a pencil 

Piano and Instrument Lessons are available at an additional cost.  Piano is taught by Jenny Dennis and other instruments are taught by Marie Nichols. These must be arranged with the teacher directly. Current students are scheduled prior to new students. 

Physical Education/Sports/Health


Karate – Land of Legend Martial Arts – Sensei Hyslip and Sensei Kirkendall

Karate is a weaponless martial art that is founded on the basic techniques of punching, striking, kicking and blocking, yet there is a deeper aspect to this training which deals with character development. This class is designed for students ages 5 and up. Students should be prepared to practice outside of class to be successful in the pursuit of belts. Students who have taken karate at other dojo’s can wear their belts (you earned them!) New students can wear sweat pants and a tee shirt until they achieve their first belt.
Cost: $70 per semester – join anytime
Supplies: Karate gee, after obtaining your first belt

Health for 1st - 4th - Lisa Burns

We will learn about the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, and respiratory systems. As we study these areas we will learn healthy ways to take care of those systems. We will learn through worksheets, hands on activities, crafts, games, and snacks. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester
Supplies: Each student will need to bring pencils, crayons, colored pencils, paper and a binder to class every week.

K-3rd Physical Education - Melissa Hamilton


This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes.

Cost: $10 per semester, join anytime

Supplies: Students will be asked to bring in various equipment throughout the year if available at home (i.e. brooms for broom hockey, balls, Frisbees) to help keep the cost of the class low.


3rd - 6th  Physical Education – Cammy Brown 

This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes. Depending on level of interest, we may also learn some favorite line dances.
Cost: $10 per semester, join anytime
Supplies: Students will be asked to bring in various equipment throughout the year if available at home (i.e. balls, Frisbees) to help keep the cost of the class low.

7th - 12th  Physical Education – Cammy Brown

This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal and team level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes.
Cost: $10 per semester, join anytime
Supplies: Students will be asked to bring in various equipment throughout the year if available at home (i.e. balls, Frisbees) to help keep the cost of the class low.

Beginning Dance 6th-12th  - Keri Sanders 


Do you like the idea of dancing but feel lost or nervous?  Come join the relaxed fun of finding the beat to Christian and clean dance music while learning popular line, circle, and square dances and some limited partner dances like the swing and cross-step waltz.  Students may repeat this class if they would rather have additional practice before learning more complicated partner dances in the advanced class. 

 

Advanced Dance 7th-12th - Keri Sanders 


Once you have been introduced to various popular dances and styles with at least 1 year in beginning dance, come join us for some more complicated footwork in this advanced class.  We will continue to review and have fun moving to previously learned line, circle and square dances, and build upon this foundation with more partner dancing.  Music styles, with clean and/or Christian lyrics, will include Pop, Country, Latin, Swing and Waltz among others.   


Skill Building

Sewing  - Amanda Sillin

In this class students 3rd grade and up will learn the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art of sewing. From threading a sewing machine to sewing a straight stitch, to more complicated procedures such as buttons and following patterns. We will cover the sewing machine and its accessories, sewing supplies and how to use them, how to shop for, prepare, measure and cut fabric, and more. Each new technique is taught via the creation of an actual project, allowing you to learn a new skill and create something fun!
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: Students will need to purchase a sewing kit including shears, measuring tape, marking pencil, seam ripper, strait pins, sewing needles.  They will also need to purchase a pattern, possibly fabric, and coordinating thread for their projects. 

Cooking 101 - Lora Parks

This class is designed to teach the basics of cooking, measuring, cutting, safe food handling, nutrition, and safety in the kitchen.  This class is not taught in the kitchen but upstairs.  
Cost: $20.00
Supply Fee: TBD

Home Repair - Jake Conkle

This class is designed for students 6th grade and up who have an interest in learning about mechanical things and how to complete basic repairs.  Students assist in making everyday repairs around the co-op building. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester
Supplies: Tools and supplies are provided

Engine Repair - Jake Conkle and Al Hyslip

Work on engines in class.  Understand the three things that make an engine run - spark, air, and fuel. 
Cost $20.00 per semester
Supply Fee: TBD Students will need a small toolbox and some basic tools (list to be provided) 

Un-boring Board Games - Cammy Brown

Play board games with your friends.  Learn cooperation, fair play, logic and strategy all while hanging out with friends playing your favorite games.  
This fun class will quickly become your favorite!
Cost: $10.00 per semester
Supplies: TBD

Life Skills - Lauren Slevin 

Learn basic hand sewing, first aid, fire starting, safe use of a knife, and much more in this fun and functional class
Cost $20.00 per semester
Supplies:TBD

Babysitting Basics - Judy Boring

This class will teach 4th graders and older everything they need to know to be a great babysitter! We will learn first-aid, safety skills, basic child care, fun activities for all age groups and how to get your business started! 
Instructional Fee: $20 per semester
Supply Fee: $20 one time fee includes a completed babysitting handbook, babysitting necessities canvas bag, and a small first-aid kit to include in their bag
Additional Supplies Needed: A folder, notebook paper and a pencil

Art of Argument - Marshal Sillin

Middle school students (4th - 8th)  may argue, but they won't argue well without good training. The Art of Argument was designed to teach the adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance and purpose at a time when he has a penchant for the "why" and "how" over the "what" and "when." In The Art of Argument, students study those common fallacies that plague faulty reasoning that so commonly characterizes contemporary thinking and writing.
Cost: $20  per semester
Supplies: Pencil, notebook dedicated to this class with folder pocket, Text: The Art of Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies ISBN 9781600510182

High School Apologetics - Jon Emory

This class is designed for 9th grade and up (adults welcome) Can we prove the existence of God, or are we left to grapple in the dark and take blind leaps of faith about what we believe? Who is God, and how can we know him? The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. So if the biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the assembly of gods that man has created.  Everyone asks these questions, and maybe you think you have the answers. But can you defend your beliefs when peers and professors are challenging your worldview?  
In class video curriculum featuring Dr. Stephen Meyer examines four world views in the quest to determine which one gives the best answers. Examine the evidence and discover the tools needed to defend your faith and make it your own.
Cost:$20  per semester
Supply Fee:$20, includes the two discussion guide books for each participant.

Technology

WeDo Lego Technology - Marshal Sillin 

This class is designed for students in 1st – 3rd grades, who have never taken a Lego class, and will incorporate the Lego WeDo program. Student teams will build a variety of models including chomping alligators, drumming monkeys, whirring airplanes, spinning tops, and roaring lions. The cost of this class will vary based on the number of students participating.
Cost: $30.00 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies: pencil and paper.

Mind Storms Lego Technology Lab - Marshal Sillin 

This class is designed for students in 3rd – 8th grades. (Mature 2nd graders who have completed WeDo can join with teacher permission) Student teams learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques. You'll build increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned. The cost of this class will vary based on the number of students participating.
Cost: $30 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies: pencil and paper. 

STEM Robotics and Programming - Marshal Sillin
Basic robotics and programming skills that improve the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  During the first semester students will work in 2 person teams to create a robotic arm and an ATV.   During the second semester students will learn basic programming skills with Raspberry Pi and Sphere.  
Cost: $40 per semester
Supply Fee: $30 per semester
Supplies: Pencil, Paper, Folder

Aeronautics - Maxine Remias
7th - 9th graders will enjoy learning all about aeronautics in this 6 module course which focuses on Introduction to Flight, Aircraft Systems and Airports, Air Environment, Rockets, Space Environment, and Spacecraft.  Science fair participation is encouraged.
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: 2 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, paper and other supplies TBD


Foreign Language

American Sign Language 1– Jenny Dennis 

2nd grade and up 
This class makes learning to sign easy and fun. We will be learning a song in each semester as well.  We will be using various (updated) ASL websites that I have researched and put in the Beginning ASL in Eliademy.  High school students can count this class as a foreign language credit as long as they spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, practicing and completing assignments.  
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 
Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful
 

American Sign Language 2– Jenny Dennis 

3rd grade and up

A continuation of learning and reviewing ASL 1.  We will focus in this class on communicating with all the words learn so far as well as learning new words. High school students can count this class as a foreign language credit as long as they spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, practicing and completing assignments, and can join ASL 2 without ASL 1 if they are willing to spend this time at home.  
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 
Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful

American Sign Language 3– Jenny Dennis 

Students must have completed ASL 2 AND have teacher permission to join

A continuation of learning and reviewing ASL 2.  We will focus in this class on communicating with all the words learn so far as well as learning new words.
High school students can count this class as a foreign language credit as long as they spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, practicing and completing assignments.  This course uses the online classroom Eliademy.  
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 
Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful

Spanish 1 - Tami Claggett

This class makes learning Spanish fun. We will be learning a conversational/everyday Spanish, various texts, as well as learning about Spanish speaking countries, peoples and their culture.  Spanish 1 can be taken multiple years to help build a good foundation for high school Spanish.  High school students who take this class can count this class as a foreign language credit as long as they spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, practicing and completing assignments - which will require additional parent supplied course work. 
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: Folder, book TBD 

Spanish 2 - Tami Claggett

This class takes the basics of Spanish 1 and builds upon them. This class is only for students in high school seeking a foreign language credit and will involve a more in-depth study of the Spanish language. Students can count this class as a foreign language credit as long as they spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, practicing and completing assignments - which may require additional parent supplied course work
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: Folder, book TBD  

Language Arts

K-2nd Loving English Language Arts (ELA) 1 - Lora Parks

This pre-IEW class for K-2 is a fun, multi-sensory introduction to language arts--some phonics, introduction to grammar and parts of speech, sentence and paragraph dissection & construction (as kids are able) --to help prepare kids for writing classes once they hit that 3rd grade mark, as well as help for parents who have students learning to read. 
Described as "Language Arts Gym" 
Cost: $20.00 per semester
Supplies: $10.00

Jump into Books – Sara Rausch

Students K-3 will enjoy going on new adventures within the pages of good books. In this Five in a Row style class we will read a piece of children’s literature and then complete activities related to the story. Cross-curricular activities could include science, math, language, grammar, social studies, history and art.
Cost: $20 per semester
Supply Fee: $5.00 per semester

Beginning IEW - Erin Longacre

This year-long class is designed for emerging writers in grades 3 and up and will follow the Institute for Excellence in Writing theme-based writing text Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 2018, fifth edition. Students will work in class to learn the components of the IEW system of writing. They will learn how to take notes from a written source, write sentences with varied and interesting components, study rich vocabulary, and learn about different styles of writing. Weekly homework assignments will be provided and graded.
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year-long commitment
Supplies: Excellence in Writing text Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 2018, 5th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-62341-295-1), a binder with 40 page protectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter. Please be sure that you purchase the newest edition of this text, the fifth edition. The updates are significant, and the older versions will not match what we will be doing in class. Students will need to bring their supplies to class each week and they will need to be able to write in their book.

Intermediate IEW - Erin Longacre

This year-long class is designed for students in grades 4 and up with writing experience and will follow the Institute for Excellence in Writing theme-based writing text Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 2018, fifth edition. Students will learn the components of the IEW writing system and be expected to practice them at home with weekly, graded writing assignments. They will learn how to take notes from a written source, write sentences with varied and interesting components, learn how to organize and retell information, study rich vocabulary, and learn about different styles of writing.
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year-long commitment
Supplies: Excellence in Writing text Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 2018, 5th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-62341-295-1), a binder with 40 page protectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter. Please be sure that you purchase the newest edition of this text, the fifth edition. The updates are significant, and the older versions will not match what we will be doing in class. Students will need to bring their supplies to class each week and they will need to be able to write in their book.

English from the Roots Up - Chiree McCain and Jessica Freytag

Students in the 6th grade and up will broaden their vocabulary with this class. In English From the Roots Up, Greek and Latin words are the foundation for vocabulary study in the broader sense of word derivations. Children are unlikely to find the majority of the vocabulary words they learn here in their everyday reading, but they will be well prepared for new vocabulary they’ll encounter in high school and college. Even more important than the actual vocabulary words they learn is the skill children develop in analyzing new words they encounter and being able to figure out their meanings.
Cost:$20.00  per semester
Supplies: TBD

World Literature and Writing –Amanda Sillin

This literature class is designed for students in 7th –10th grades and incorporates Classical Literature.  We could include an advanced 6th grader or 11th and 12th graders- Grading is done based on your child’s ability, this class is graded and can be counted for high school credits.
Lessons begin with activities to teach a stylistic technique and IEW writing structure and will continue by exploring literary style and cultivating deeper understanding of themes. Students will read 6 novels or novellas during the year and complete writing assignments for each book. Each book is a 4 week study which includes study about the author, literary period, and historical significance, as well as a thorough survey in analytical, persuasive, comparative, creative and technical essay writing.  This class is recommended to be taken for multiple years as students work to improve writing skill and style and literature assignments change year to year.  This class is graded and uses online classroom in Eliademy.  If students complete all assignments, this course is worth 1 credit for Literature and 1 credit for English.  
Cost: $20.00
Supply Fee: $28.00
Curriculum supplied: Each student will receive a bound copy of the IEW resource notebook and each of the following(gently used) books - Robison Crusoe, Till We Have Faces, The Wind in the Willows, The Tempest, Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo.


History/Social Studies

Ancient Adventures K-2nd - Rachel Swick

Come join us for an adventure through Ancient History! This fun-filled course will take your early learner beyond the memory work and into the fray of Creation to the Fall of the Roman Empire. We will roughly follow the timeline of Story of the World volume 1 while using our class time to provide opportunities for public speaking, era-related arts and crafts, songs, games, ethnic foods, and role-playing key events and characters. 
Cost: $20 per semester/ year long commitment
Recommended text: Story of the World volume 1
Supply Fee:$10

Ancient Adventures 3rd - 6th  - Amy Fraunfelter

Come join us for an adventure through Ancient History! This fun-filled course will take your elementary student beyond the memory work and into the fray of Creation to the Fall of the Roman Empire. We will follow the timeline of Story of the World volume 1 while using our class time to highlight events from key events and characters with hands on crafts, note booking, and games. 
Cost: $20 per semester/ year long commitment
Supplies: Story of the World volume 1 (ISBN 9781933339009)
Supply Fee: $10

Heroes of the Faith - Judy Boring

This year we will be learning about the lives of many Faith Heroes (including Jim Elliot, Amy Carmichael, Corrie ten Boom and Eric Liddell… plus 12 others) through a video series and coordinated fun activities.  First thru eighth grade students will keep a binder with activity pages, and present one report to the class of the Hero they wish to study. Students should always be prepared to take notes with pen or pencil. Students should bring their notebook to class each week. We will be consistently building this notebook throughout the year.
Cost:$20.00
Supplies: Students are required to supply their own Binder, and pencils.

Ohio History - Maxine Remias

This course will cover all things about our Buckeye State! The first half of the year will include basic information such as state symbols, cities in Ohio, transportation in Ohio and so forth. The second half of the year will focus on the lives of famous Ohioans such as Annie Oakley, Tecumseh, as well as John Glenn.
Cost: $20 per semester, join anytime 
Supplies: No Textbook required. Students will need a 2 inch binder, along with pens/pencils.

All Around the World - Lisa Burns

1st - 6th 
Take a trip around the world with this engaging, multicultural study. Learn not only basic information about the countries you are studying, but also about their language, food, history, culture, flag, geographical location, and more! You'll have a magnificent time learning facts about each country, making recipes, and singing songs in different languages.
Cost: $20.00  per semester
Supplies: Colored Pencils, Crayons, Scissors, Glue Sticks and a sense of adventure!

Road Trip U.S.A (US Geography) - Lisa Burns

1st -6th
In this class we will "travel" through the states learning the capitols, symbols, famous people, landmarks, and much more!
Cost:$20 
 per semester
Supplies: 2 inch binder, pencils, and pens.

Notgrass World History- Judy Boring

7th and up
Notgrass History's Exploring World History curriculum covers creation through the present day for a full-year high school world history course written from a Christian perspective.
Each unit is filled with enjoyable chapters and many full-color photographs of archival images, artifacts, and locations. Students will read narrative-based chapters that cover some of the world's most important events, issues, and people. This book also references classic literature (in separate books that are not included) that help bring to life the time periods they are studying. Units begin with a summary and list of lessons, memory work, books used, and a project. Each lesson ends with readings from the book In Their Words, additional literature assignments, and instructions for questions and quizzes
Cost: $20 per semester, join anytime 
Supplies: Curriculum Set -  Exploring World History Vol 1&2 and In Their Word - three books total.(Set ASIN: B00O0ZGJ06). Students will also need a 2 inch notebook with notebook paper. 

Science

1st - 3rd Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 - Maxine Remias

What separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologias Exploring Creation with Zoology 3! This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Families will snuggle together and discover the amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rexs this safari doesnt end there! Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands on projects and experiments throughout the course.  Science fair participation is encouraged.
Cost:$20  per semester
Supplies: Exploring Creation with Zoology 3- Land Animals of the Sixth Day (ISBN 9781932012859) Junior Zoology 3 Notebooking Journal (ISBN 9781935495628)

4th - 6th Discovery Science Class— Ellen Chancey 

Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! The activities and projects in this course are sure to delight and inspire your young minds. Theyll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. Along the way, your students will make their own bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that theyre discovering about the world and how it works. This exciting course will give your students a love for learning and a confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond.  It is a wonderful way to teach your young students just how God made everything in the universe. Jeannie Fulbright presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study that covers atoms, molecules, simple chemicals, laws of motion, electricity, magnetism, and simple machines.  Science Fair participation is encouraged. 
Supply Fee:$10 per year
Cost:$20 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies Needed for every class: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (ISBN:9781935495987), 3-ring notebook, standard school paper, pencils, colored pencils, glue stick, and scissors, and an occasional household item as requested.

Weird, Wacky, Wonderful Science Experiments 3.0 (K-8th/family class) - Melissa Hamilton - two sections


Explore the world with a whole new set of exciting hands on science experiments.  Discover the answers to fascinating mysteries in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy.  Each week we will take a different science topic and seek to answer question with hands on demonstrations and experiments.

Other Information: Can be taken multiple years as each year a whole new set of experiments helps us explore the world.  No textbook required, not curriculum specific.  No outside of class requirements. Science Fair participation is encouraged, but not required,   

Supply Fee: $15 per semester

Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment


Physical Science – Ellen Chancey

This class is designed for students in 6th-9th grade and will cover the Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd edition text.
 Each class will consist of weekly chapter review and labs. This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newtons Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.  (The 1st edition text may also work for this class, parents should compare and decide.The second edition of the includes more color and higher-quality illustrations, access to additional online resources for more advanced learners, and an appendix of review questions covering the entire course.)  Science Fair participation is encouraged. Students will submit labs and written assignments online via Eliademy for grading.  A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. 
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment
Supply/Lab Fee: $20 per semester (consumable lab supplies, lab handouts, lab/safety equipment)
Supplies Needed for Every Class: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd edition text (ISBN 
9781932012774), a 2” three ring notebook, pencils and colored pencils. 

Biology - Ellen Chancey

Apologia Biology (2nd Edition) course is designed to be a core course. This course is designed for students in the 8th – 12th grades and is a high school /college-prep biology course which provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. 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, adaptation, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. 
Science Fair participation is encouraged, but not required. Students will submit labs and written assignments online via Eliademy for grading.  A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year long commitment
Supply/Lab fee: $20 per year and includes all dissection and microscope supplies and a lab book
Supplies: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1932012545) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear.

Physics - Ellen Chancey

Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition, provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newtons laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. Students will submit labs and written assignments online via Eliademy for grading.  A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year long commitment

Supply Fee: $20 per semester and includes all lab supplies and a lab book.
Supplies: Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition (ISBN
 9781932012422) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear. 

Human Anatomy and Physiology - Ellen Chancey

Designed to prepare older high school students for the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination (CLEP) tests, this fully revised curriculum is intended for teens who have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry. Sixteen modules cover human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Student text includes study questions, laboratory exercises, and illustrated module study guides. Students will submit labs and written assignments online via Eliademy for grading.  A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies: The Human Body, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9781935495727) and The Anatomy Coloring Book (recommended, not required ISBN 9780321832016)


Tutoring - Ellen Chancey 

Science and Math tutoring available in a group session - quiet study hall atmosphere, students bring their curriculum and their questions. 
Cost $20 per semester
One on one tutoring sessions are also available with Ellen at an additional cost. 

Math

Master Math Skills — Melissa Hamilton


This class is designed for students in 2nd-6th grade who have at least a basic understand of addition and subtraction. The class is not curriculum specific. Learn skip counting songs, sharpen mental math skills, grasp math tricks, master math facts (+,-,X,/) and develop math problem solving strategies while learning to interact with others through games and other activities to make math concepts understandable and fun.  This class can be taken multiple times to help strengthen and sharpen math fact skills.

Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment, join anytime

Supply Fee: $5 per semester

Supplies Needed For Every Class:  Will be requested as needed


Math Lab - Ellen Chancey and Maxine Remias

While labs focus on Pre-Algebra and higher level math, younger students are welcome in the lab classes as availability allows.   Students receive weekly homework help from a previously licensed math teacher. The quiet environment is very conducive to accomplishing the individual’s academic goals. Students are to bring with them every week questions to their math exercises they completed at home throughout the prior week. This is not a math class. It is individual homework help while other students are working on their current lesson.  Limit 8 students per class. 

Cost: $20 per semester, join anytime
Supplies: Your math book from home, pencils, a notebook for note taking, a Texas Instruments TI30-X IIS Scientific Calculator (about $12.00) or higher (NO PHONES!)

Offered multiple times during the day.  One on One tutoring also available.