Classes at ELCC

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.

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 Sherry Swick with any questions.

Preschool Classes

Our preschool classes are designed for children who will be 3 by 12/31/2019, 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 TimeJessica Deoring - 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 Heather Stokes – 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 Supplies: 3 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.

Numbers and Shapes - Jessica Deoring - 11:00 - 11:55am

Each week we will learn about a different number or shape and cover basic math concepts. Counting games and basic number recognition along with fine motor skills will be our focus.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: free-cycle items from home on occasion

Music and MovementBrittney Hobbs and Mindy Lawson - 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

Little Science Explorers - Jessica Deoring - 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 more

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: folder

Preschool Arts and CraftsBrittney Hobbs and Mindy Lawson - 2:45pm - 3:40pm

Join us each week for a fun lesson and craft. Some weeks there will be a story and theme and other weeks we will just dive right in!

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: freecycle items from home, a folder.

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 12/31/2019. 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: $17 per semester/per hour ($51 for all three hours) join anytime

Supplies: A supply fee of $5 plus a few standard supplies (folder, scissors, glue stick)

Art

Art Classes - taught by Diana Andrews

Primary Art K-2nd graders ~ per semester $60 class fee

The class time will be used for playing with various materials to encourage creative thinking. (experimentation, drawing, crafts, painting)

Elementary Art 3rd – 6th graders ~ per semester $60 class fee

There will be teaching of techniques of drawing, charcoal, and painting with an emphasis on experimentation and self-expression.

Art Mastery 7th -12th grade ~ per semester $60 class fee

Creating with drawing, painting with watercolor, acrylic, with a focus on design, personal style and voice

Minimum of 3 students ~~ Maximum of 16 students

Artisan Projects 3rd – 8th grade ~ per semester $70 class fee

This class period will be time to create beautiful artisan works that they can keep or give as gifts. Our focus will be marbling, string art, macrame and basketry.

Art History 7th and up ~ per semester $50 class fee

Discover the history of art and review both current artists and artists from our past, their works, mediums and styles and learn why/how they created such works and discuss.


Drama, Music and Music Lessons

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: $37 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: $75.00 per semester

Supplies: Acoustic Guitar, a folder dedicated to guitar with blank paper for note-taking, pencil

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

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: $17 per semester

Supplies: Pencil, crayons

Physical Education/Sports/Health

All PE classes have a $3 supply fee to purchase and maintain equiptment

K-2nd Physical Education - Heather Vaca- Guzman

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: $15 per semester, join anytime

3rd - 5th 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: $15 per semester, join anytime

6th - 8th 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. (This class will include a unit of dance)

Cost: $15 per semester, join anytime

9th - 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.(This class will include a unit of dance)

Cost: $15 per semester, join anytime

Karate – Sensai Sprague

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: $77 per semester – join anytime

Supplies: Karate gee, after obtaining your first belt

Skill Building

Sewing - Sue Foxx

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: $22.00 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.

Cupcake Decorating 101 - Layla Stokes

This class is designed to teach the basics of cake decorations using cupcakes. Using various tips and methods we will decorate cupcakes each week in class.

Cost: $27.00

Introduction to Plumbing - David Glasmeier

Students will learn basic plumbing skills through fun hands-on activities like soldering and cutting and glueing pipe. At the end of the year, students will know basic tools, parts, plumbing skills, and how the plumbing in your house works.

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Supplies: Tools and supplies are provided Students need to purchase the textbook "How Your House Works" expanded and updated third edition, ISBN 978-1119467618

Photography- Amy Brown

Students will explore subject, depth of field, hard and soft lighting, silhouettes, and flash techniques. Youth will also learn to evaluate composition using the rule of thirds, the golden triangle, and the golden rectangle. Additional topics include taking candid photos, adjusting shutter speeds, panning techniques, and taking close ups and panoramas.

Cost $30.00 per semester

Supply Fee: Students will need a nice camera that they can bring to co-op each week. They may be able to use a phone first semester.

Life Skills - Amy Brown

Learn basic hand sewing, first aid, fire starting, safe use of a knife, as well as planting techniques, gardening basics, and much more in this fun and functional class

Cost $22.00 per semester

Kid-Entreprenuers - Marshal Sillin

Even kids can be introduced to basic business principles and the rewards of entrepreneurship. This class will outline some basic tools and strategies kids can use to gain some valuable experience in starting, managing, and growing a successful business venture. Using kid-friendly design and illustration, this class will break down some of the major points of entrepreneurship, so your child can have fun as he or she learns. Also, your child will enhance his or her decision-making skills by trying out simple businesses.

Cost: $17 oer semester

Adulting 101 and Career Exploration - Sue Foxx

Basic life skills go mostly untaught in classrooms, so graduates are on their own to figure out how to live successfully in the world. Without any guidance, where do you start? Adulting 101 wil cover career choices and how to find a job and be successful at it, how to buy the items you need as an adult (apartment, car, insurance), goal setting and priorities, saving money, how to communicate with others, how to navigate relationships, and avoiding common mistakes people make starting out on their own.

Cost: $17.00

Supplies: TBD, like most things in life.

Logic

Logic Games - Shia Glasmeier

A class where the fun is found in logic. Join us while we play fun games that require strategy and thinking like checkers, Stratego, and Clue. No special skills needed just a desire for fun!

Cost: $17.00 per semester

Public Speaking -

This class is designed for 9th grade and up (adults welcome)

Speaking in public, whether it is for a company presentation or in front of a large public audience, can be a frightening experience, but with proper planning and practicing you can reduce the amount of anxiety you will experience and develop the self-confidence needed to deliver a killer talk or presentation. In this class you will learn:

  • How to create engaging presentations
  • How to best prepare for giving a talk, mentally and physically
  • How to deliver a great talk with confidence like a professional speaker

Cost:$25 per semester

Supplies: TBD


Robotics and 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: $27.00 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.

Cost: $27 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. Explore a wide variety of robotics applications (building) and coding experiences, Java, Windows, Sphero, Raspberry Pi and more.

Cost: $50 per semester

Supplies: Pencil, Paper, Folder

Foreign Language

American Sign Language 1– Ellee Koenig

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: $17 per semester, year long commitment

Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful

American Sign Language 2– Ellee Koenig

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: $17 per semester, year long commitment

Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful

American Sign Language 3– Ellee Koenig

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: $17 per semester, year long commitment

Supplies: The Joy of Signing (ISBN978-0882435206) Not mandatory but helpful

Conversational Spanish - 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: $17 per semester

Supplies:Folder, pencil and paper

Language Arts

Tea Time with Beatrix Potter (K-3rd) - Daniela Miller

Come join us for a semester filled with tea, scones, and wonderful Beatrix Potter stories! This class is targeted for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. We will learn manners, etiquette, and how to give a proper tea. The first week's tea will be hosted by the teacher, and the weeks following will be hosted by the students with teacher's help. Parents will be asked to bring a snack to share at least once, depending on the number of students who sign up for this class. When everyone has been served, Beatrix Potter stories will be read aloud. Dress-ups, big hats, and jewelry are welcomed! If you have some to share, we can keep them at the building and use them throughout the semester for anyone who wants to dress up!

Cost: $17

Supplies: Serve tea at least once during the semester.

Loving Language Arts with IEW - Shia Glasmeier

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 Fables Myths and Fairytales, 2019, third edition. Students will participate in hands on activities to assist in learning the basics of writing (nouns, strong verbs, quality adjectives, and adverbs(Ly -words) and will incorporate these into 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: $17.00 per semester, year-long commitment

Supplies: Excellence in Writing text Fables, Myths and Fairytales 2019, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-62341-309-5), a binder with 20 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 third 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.

Middle School Creative Writing and IEW (Intermediate IEW) - Amanda Sillin

This year-long class is designed for students in grades 6-8 with basic writing experience and will follow the Institute for Excellence in Writing theme-based writing text Fables, Myths and Fairytales, 2019, third edition. Students will learn the components of the IEW writing system (nouns, strong verbs, quality adjectives, and adverbs-Ly -words)and be expected to practice them at home with creative weekly writing assignments of 1-2 paragraphs. 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. Creative writing will be the focus of second semester as we produce A-Z books to share about our favorite topics. Even if your student has LIMITED writing ability they will thrive in this atmosphere.

Cost: $17.00 per semester, year-long commitment

Supplies: Excellence in Writing text Fables, Myths and Fairytales 2019, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-62341-309-5), access to a computer and printer at home to follow along with assignements. A binder with 20 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 third 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.

Word Power Vocab Games - Chiree McCain

Students in the 6th grade and up will broaden their vocabulary with this class. The power of words is well known to many people. But learning new ones is not always easy. In Shakespeare’s time there were around 100,000 words in circulation in the English language. Now there are over 500,000! Expland your vocabulary and sound like a smarty pants with this fun and engaging class.

Cost:$17.00 per semester

Supplies: TBD

High School British Literature and Writing –Amanda Sillin

This literature class is designed for students in 9th - 12th grades and incorporates Classical Literature. We could include an advanced 8th grader. 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: $17.00

Supplies: Students need access to a computer (OK to bring to class) and a printer. A 2 inch three ring binder, and each student MUST HAVE a copy of the IEW resource notebook and each of the following books - Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson; Animal Farm, George Orwell; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; (short poetry unit - Canterbury Tales, Chaucer -book provided); The Once and Future King, T.H. White; The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespear; Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw.


History/Social Studies

Medieval Marvels K-2nd - Sara Rausch

Come join us for an adventure through Medieval History! This fun-filled course will take your early learner beyond the memory work and into the fray of the Crusades. We will roughly follow the timeline of Story of the World volume 2 while using our class time to provide opportunities for presentations, era-related arts and crafts, songs, games, ethnic foods and more.

Cost: $20 per semester/ year long commitment

Recommended text: Story of the World volume 2

Medieval Marvels 3rd - 6th - Sara Rausch

Come join us for an adventure through Medieval History! This fun-filled course will take your elementary student beyond the memory work and into the fray of Crusades. We will follow the timeline of Story of the World volume 2 while using our class time to highlight 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 2 (ISBN 978-1933339092)

Community Helpers 3rd - 5th- Coleen Slagle

This class invites members of the community to come and share about their experiences with the group. Meet a Newark City Councilman, Police officers, Firefighters, Doctor, Pharmacist, Mailman, and more. Learn about these different careers and how they help our communities

Cost: $17 per semester, join anytime

Supplies: No Textbook required. Students will need a folder, along with pens/pencils.

Notgrass US History - Judy Boring

Providing students with an overview of American history from Columbus to the present day, Exploring America from Notgrass Company 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 conservational 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.

Cost:$17.00

Supplies: Students need the book set Exporing America, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1609990695)

Financial Literacy - Sara Rausch

7th and up

Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool is designed in four distinct units covering budgeting and saving, credit and debt, financial planning and insurance, and income, taxes and tithing. Each unit contains three chapters taught on video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts. The instructors creatively weave together humor and real-life stories that educate and reinforce sound principles of managing money. While watching on video, students follow along using the student text.

Cost: $17.00 semester long class

Supplies: Foundations in Personal Finance: Home School Student Text (New Edition) ISBN 978-1936948192

Government - Sara Rausch

7th and up (Second Semester)

Cost:$17 per semester

Supplies: TBD

Science

Hands on Science (1st - 3rd) - Chiree McCain

Discover the wonder of the world with engaging and age appropriate science experiments. Learn about simple machines, our environment, animals and habitats, cause and effect, the scientific method, experimentation and more. This class is designed to be independent of any curriculum and be a fun way to learn about the world around us.

Cost: 22.00

Supplies: Parents will need to provide some freecycle items from home (pop bottles etc) and some inexpensive household supplies once per semester for the group.

What's Bugging you? Nature and Insect Study (K-2nd) - Heather Stokes

Study the amazing, gross, and glorious world of insects! Join us for a fun nature exploration as we learn about these creepy crawly creatures, make a craft together, and share a bugalicous snack!

Cost: $22.00

Supplies: Parents will need to provide some freecycle items from home (pop bottles etc) and possibly help with a snack once per semester

Speedometry (1st - 4th) - Daniela Miller

Using HOTWHEELS - we will explore play-based lessons and student activities which support students in asking questions and creating experiments to determine the answers. The lessons in this sequence of hands-on activities build upon each other to develop a coherent conceptual understanding of forces of push and pull, friction, speed, direction and movement. This hands on class is sure to be a hit with any Hotwheels fan!

Cost: $17

Supplies: Provided. It is possible this class will have an additional supply fee if supplies can not be gathered for free.

Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy (K-2nd)- Amanda Sillin

What would living on Venus be like? Are there really black holes? How did God create the cosmos? Curious kids want to know! This book covers the major structures of our solar system, starting with the sun and working towards Pluto. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, students will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God's incredible universe. Finally, the student will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut. The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items to make the lessons come alive! Activities include simulating the use of radar to reveal a hidden landscape, making a telescope, and making an astrometer to measure the brightness of a star.

Cost:$22 per semester

Supplies: NOTEBOOK Journal, not the text book.

Weird, Wacky, Wonderful Science Experiments (3rd - 5th) - Melissa Hamilton

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.

Cost: $37 per semester.

Health and Human Anatomy (5th - 7th )— Lora Parks

Take this in-depth journey into the anatomy and physiology of your body through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright and pediatrician Brooke Ryan, M.D. From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, you and your students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as you learn about the human body and how to keep it working well. Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through fourteen lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and more! They'll study nutrition and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, along with embryology and what makes them a unique creation of God.

Cost:$22 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.

General Science (6th - 8th) – Lora Parks

This class is designed for students in 6th-8th 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, Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Ed. explores topics such as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, geology, archaeology, biology, anatomy and other disciplines, providing a wide range of scientific exposure. Hands-on experiments are included throughout, giving students practical experience as they discover the principles behind the science! Looking at the world from a creationist position, topics are all presented with an eye towards God's role in everyday life. This second edition includes updates on relevant topics as well as stylistic changes. The primary function of the appendix (discovered in 2006) has now been included, as have higher-quality drawings and more colorful illustrations. Online resources for advanced students and a review appendix have also been included in this 2nd edition. (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: $27 per semester, year long commitment

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 (8th and up) - Lora Parks

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: $37.00 per semester, year long commitment

Supplies: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1932012545) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear.

Chemistry (9th - 12th) Algebra 1 Prerequisite - Lora Parks

Discovering Design with Chemistry, This course is designed to be a first high school chemistry course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Requires the completion of algebra 1 as a prerequisite. The book has a content-rich website with video explanations to help students who don't understand the explanations in the text, videos of cool experiments the student can't do at home, and links to other information related to what is being discussed in the text and in class. 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: $27.00 per semester, year long commitment

Supplies: Discovering Design with Chemistry (ISBN 978-0996278461) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear.

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: $25 per semester, year long commitment, join anytime

Math Lab - 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 10 students per class.

Cost: $17 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.


Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available on a need basis. Please see our Treasurer for the application. Applications are not considered by the Treasurer but by the Doyenne.

All applications are due by AUGUST 1st before the coming school year.