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.  

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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 – Nancy Hillen -  9:00 – 9:55am

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

All supplies are provided, just bring your mommy!  Cost: $10

ABC Safari Shauntae Ronan – 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   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.

Music and Movement– Lora Parks - 11:00 – 11:55am

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 Supplies: Dancing feet. Rhythm not required.

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 Supplies: folder

Preschool Art - Shauntae Ronan- 1:45pm – 2:40pm

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 Supplies: free-cycle items from home on occasion 

Preschool Fitness is Fun –Jessica Flanagan -   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  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.


Primary Art (K-2nd/3rd grades)- Experimentation and play to encourage the joy of the arts. Using shape, line, curves, numbers, and alphabet to organize, non-organization, and pattern to make art.


Elementary Art (3rd/4th-6th grades)- geared to their ability level, Learning art by seeing God’s handiwork! *drawing *painting *print making


Art Mastery (7-12 grade) Students will need to have personal dedication to learning. 1st semester – Pencil and watercolor; 2nd semester – Pencil and charcoal. Lessons grow in difficulty as abilities grow.


Any Age Art - geared to their ability level, Learning art by seeing God’s handiwork! *drawing *painting *print making


Artisan Projects (5th -12th grade)  supply fee $22.00 per semester and class fee $46.00 per semester.

1st semester – different types of weaving and drawing 2nd semester – different types of wood arts and drawing


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: $15  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 all ages, smaller groups may form from the larger group to do special arrangements. 
Cost $10

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

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.

Vocal Warm-ups- Erin Longacre

This semester-long club will practice techniques that will help the students become stronger solo and ensemble singers.  Utilizing fun exercises, we will work on breathing techniques, pronunciation and articulation, and singing on pitch. 
Cost: $10.00
Supplies: None

Beginning Guitar - Jon Emory

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 and Sports


Beginning and Advanced 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

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 – Keri Sanders 

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. 

Introduction to Dance 7th – 12th -  Keri Sanders

In this class we will practice finding the beat to modern Christian music and will learn the moves to: popular line dances, the swing, waltz, cha cha, merengue, and salsa among others. There is the potential for this to be a year-long class depending on the skill level and interest.
Cost: $10 per semester, join anytime.

Test Prep/Skill Building

ACT Prep - Shauntae Ronan

We will go over various strategies for ACT testing. We will be utilizing the Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 Edition (will be available after May 30th). We will also use other resources that can also be used at home. This list will be provided 1st day of class. As a part of class we will work through practice problems. 
Cost: $20 per semester Supplies: book- The Official ACT Prep Guide, notebook, highlighters, pens and pencils for notes and work in class.
The ACT guide can be pre-ordered now cheaper than full price

Sewing 102 - Amanda Sillin
To sign up for this class you will need to have taken Sewing 101 last year OR you can take 6 week summer sewing session with Amanda. 

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. 

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

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
Supplies: TBD

Etiquette - Chiree McClain

This year-long class is designed to help tweens and teens learn how to respectfully and successfully interact with those around them.  Utilizing etiquette curriculum created by the Etiquette Factory, the students will explore a wide range of social skills.  The curriculum is designed to encourage a high level of class participation.  Students will read their lesson and be challenged to present the material to their classmates.
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year-long commitment
Supplies:  One copy per family of The Etiquette Intermediate Level 2 book found at this link https://www.theetiquettefactory.com/products.php?catId=1&itmId=6
There may be some discounts if we order this text together.  So, please wait for some additional information.

Crochet - Sarah Claggett
Learn to crochet in this fun class while making simple hand crafts.  Crochet hooks, yarn, and small bag provided for each student. 
Cost: $20 per semester
Supply Fee: $10

Gardening fun! (second semester only) - Amanda Sillin
Learn to plant your own vegetable garden!  Students will start prepping their garden in January including soil enhancements, planning in February, starting seeds in March and begin outdoor planting in late March- early April. Students will have an area at co-op to plant their garden and we will learn all about how to maintain our garden space.  Students will also be able to take seedlings home to plant in the family garden.  Supplies included with this class are: work book, planning charts, seeds, starter kits and starter soil.  As well as the preparation materials for garden beds at co-op.  This fun class is not graded and will coordinate very well with 4-H.  Students will need gardening gloves and any other protective clothing (apron?) needed when working in the dirt, as well as a pencil and a folder. 
Cost: $20
Supply Fee: $20

Electronics (first semester only) - Joshua Knapp

Learn the basics of electricity and how electronics function in our lives.  Learn about circuits, voltage and resistance, currents, conductors and insulators through hands on experiments and creating your own electronic machines. All supplies are provided. 
Cost:$20
Supply Fee: $25

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.

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

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 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.  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 - which may require additional parent supplied course work
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: Folder, book TBD  

Language Arts

Dr Seuss on the Loose - Lora Parks
K-2nd
This fun and interactive class will read one classic Dr. Seuss story each week and then incorporate elements of that story into a fun activity or craft for students.  This engaging class will revel in silly rhymes and learning through imagination and play.  
Cost: $20 per semester
Supplies: Free-cycle items from home on occasion. 

K-2nd Loving English Language Arts (ELA) 1 - Jessica Freytag

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

Loving English Language Arts (ELA) - 2 - Jessica Freytag
Students should have taken LLA 1 or have the teacher's permission to join the class. 
This pre-IEW class will continue a multi-sensory approach and will introduce a lot of the same material that students learn in IEW, except we will be using a more collaborative and verbal approach to writing (think: writing as a form of speaking + an interactive notebook). This would be a good fit for non-readers/writers who have taken ELA 1, and also for reluctant writers, who need to learn composition but maybe aren't ready for the homework load in IEW.
Cost: $20.00 per semester
Supplies: $10.00

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 Medieval History Based Writing Lessons, 3rd Edition. Civilization, events, and major figures of the Middle Ages come alive as students write using IEW's stylistic techniques and the nine structural units. These 29 lessons acquaint young learners with Charlemagne, the Vikings, William the Conqueror, Knighthood, geniuses of the Renaissance, and more!  The Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards, and grammar helps for two levels of students-elementary and junior high.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. Some skills to practice each week at home will be provided and graded. 
Cost: $20.00 per semester, year-long commitment 
Supplies: Excellence in Writing text Medieval History Based Writing Lessons, 4th edition ISBN 978-1-62341-247-0 , a binder with 40 page protectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter. 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 Medieval History Based Writing Lessons, 3rd Edition. Civilization, events, and major figures of the Middle Ages come alive as students write using IEW's stylistic techniques and the nine structural units. These 29 lessons acquaint young learners with Charlemagne, the Vikings, William the Conqueror, Knighthood, geniuses of the Renaissance, and more!  The Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards, and grammar helps for two levels of students-elementary and junior high.  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 Medieval History Based Writing Lessons, 3rd Edition  (ISBN: 978-0977986057), a binder with 40 page protectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter. Students will need to bring their supplies to class each week and they will need to be able to write in their book.

American Literature and Writing  –Amanda Sillin 

This literature class is designed for students in 7th –10th grades and incorporates American literature.  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 7 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 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 American Literature and 1 credit for English.  This course will correspond nicely with the Notgrass History courses. 
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies: The following books, many of which are available via Kindle for free: 
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Notgrass) , Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (sub for Mama's Bank Account - Notgrass) , The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane (sub for Co. Aytch - Notgrass) , The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Notgrass), House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, The Giver by Lois Lowry( Notgrass) , Leaves of Grass (Poetry) – Walt Wittman  
If parents would rather pay a supply fee, a complete package of these books (used) can be given to the student.  $25.00

History/Social Studies

All about the Buckeye State - Lisa Burns

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
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
Supplies: 2 inch binder, pencils, and pens.

Notgrass American History- Judy Boring
6th - 12th 
Providing students with an overview of American history from Columbus to the present day, Exploring America is a full-year (high school) course that presents US history from a Christian perspective. This course is comprised of two primary texts and a volume of primary documents ("American Voices"). Each textbook unit is filled with conversational chapters and many full-color photographs of archival images, artifacts, and locations. In addition to reading the narrative about events, issues, and people, students will read original documents, speeches, poems, and stories in American Voices. Units begin with a summary and list of lessons, memory work, books used, and a project.  This course counts as one high school history credit. Students have the option to complete additional reading material(12 books) to also count a credit in Literature and a credit in Bible.  
Cost: $20 per semester, join anytime 
Supplies: Curriculum Set -  Exploring America Vol 1&2, American Voices - three books total.(Set ISBN 978-1609990695). Students will also need a 2 inch notebook with notebook paper. 
 
Exploring Government - Judy Boring

Exploring Government is a first semester high school course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. What the student is to do each week and each day is clearly outlined. The Unit Introduction page gives a brief overview of the unit, the lessons in that unit, and a suggestion for a project that is relevant to that unit. The purpose of Exploring Government is to educate and inspire your student concerning the government of the United States as well as the governments of the individual states and our local communities.
Cost: $20 first semester only
Supplies: Book TDB,  2 inch notebook with notebook paper. Pens are also needed.

Financial Literacy - Carla Kiernan

This second semester high school course provides students an opportunity to learn, practice, and apply important personal finance knowledge and skills.  Topics covered include saving, budgeting, consumer awareness, credit, debt, bargain shopping, financial planning, insurance, money and relationships, taxes, and giving. 
Cost: $20
Supplies: Book - Foundations in Personal Finance, Homeschool (high schoo) edition ASIN 1936948192

Science
Nature Detectives: 1st-6th - Lisa Burns
In this class we will become detectives of our surroundings! We will cover our solar system, atmosphere, weather, and nature. 
Cost: $20 
Supplies: Items from home - to be determined (think free-cycle) 2 inch binder, spiral notebook, pencils, crayons, and a magnifying glass.

Backyard Ballistics and Rocketry  - Ellen Chancey
4th grade and up 
This class enables ordinary students to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices using inexpensive household or hardware store materials. Learn how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon and it's evil twin-the piezo-electric spud gun-and the electromagnetic pipe gun will join the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety, the class also teaches troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This class is sure to be a hit for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.  
Safety is a MUST in this class - students who sign up must be able to follow directions helper to student ratio is 1:3.  Because of the nature of this class, class will often go outside to test fire our creations.  
Cost:$20 per semester
Supply Fee: $20 per semester - and students may be asked to bring small free-cycle items from home. 


5/6 Discovery Science Class— Ellen Chancey 
From head to toe, your child will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as together you learn about the human body and how to keep it working according to God's design. After a brief history of medicine and a peek into cell structure and DNA, kids will take a fantastic voyage through each of their main physiological systems, including the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems and more! They'll learn about nutrition and health, embryology, major organs, how their immune system is designed to protect them, and what makes each of us a unique creation of God. In addition, your children will enjoy various experiments and projects, such as testing the bacteria content around the house, finding their own blood type, creating a cell model from Jell-O and candy, and even building a stethoscope!
Supply Fee:$10 per year
Cost:$20 per semester, year long commitment
Supplies Needed for every class: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (ISBN:978-1935495147), 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 (K-8th/family class) - Melissa Hamilton - two sections

Why can ice split rocks?  Why do bubbles form in a glass of pop?  What is a prism?  What is inertia?  How can a clock be used as a compass?  Explore the wonderful world of science through a whole new set of 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:  No textbook required, not curriculum specific.  No outside of class requirements.  Science Fair participation is encouraged, but not required.  Class can be taken multiple years as a new set of experiments is used each year. 
Supply Fee: $7 per semester
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 

General Science – Ellen Chancey

This class is designed for students in 6th-9th grade and will cover the Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd edition text.
 Each class will consist of weekly chapter review and labs. Designed to be a student's first systematic introduction to the sciences, this course includes a history of science, the scientific method, and how to design an experiment. Subjects covered include simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Many hands-on experiments are included, all using basic household items. The high-quality hardcover student text contains all student material, study questions, laboratory exercises, and module study guides with color photos and illustrations Students will be provided with a lab book and all the supplies necessary to complete each lab in class. Students will have weekly reading and notebook assignments. Science Fair participation is encouraged.   (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.)  
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 General Science 2nd edition text (ISBN 
978-1932012866), 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. 
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.

Chemistry - Ellen Chancey
Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition provides a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare your student for college-level studies. Students taking this course should be proficient at an algebra math level. Topics include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. Experiments include measuring specific heat, discovering the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more.
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 Chemistry 2nd Edition (ISBN
978-1932012262) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear. 

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

Right Brain Math and Manipulatives - Amanda Clotts
2nd - 6th grades
Does your child struggle with written math concepts? This hands on class might be just the thing! Together we will learn about geometric solids, types of lines, patterns in math, polygons, quadrilaterals, shape congruence, equivalency and similarity, properties of triangles and what in the world the 7 Triangles of Reality Matrix is all about? Throughout the semester, students will track their learning in a math journal. This highly responsive and active class is tailored to group and student interest. In addition to group lessons, but each student will have an opportunity to express what they learn in a variety of ways independently, including, but not limited to: book making, poster creation and anything they can dream up. 

 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 facts skills.
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment, join anytime
Supply Fee: $5 per semester
Supplies Needed For Every Class: folder, standard school paper, pencils, colored pencils,erasers, Red pen, simple calculator, and ruler

Math Lab - Cheryl Lucas 

Pre-Algebra and higher level 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!)