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 science this year, the subsequent science will be offered next year. Class sizes and Teachers are indicated after class name.

The hour by hour class schedule can be found here

Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Nursery –

There is no fee for ELCC's nursery. Parents my use both nursery areas to change, nurse, play and relax with their child throughout the day. However, we do ask that if you need your nursery aged child watched, register so we can be sure that we have volunteers available.

Our nurseries are located on the second floor, across from the office and in the preschool room. Those who do use the nursery, we would appreciate a donation of a few diapers and a pack of wipes. See Melinda Larson if you have any questions.

Preschool Classes –

Our preschool classes are designed for children who will be 3 by 7/31/2021, 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. See Melinda Larson if you have any questions.

Morning PlaytimeNo Teacher – 9:00 - 9:55am

Our preschool room is open to parent supervised play for this period. Please respect our toys and space, do not get out any toys and games that are put away as they may be set aside for a later class and clean up prior to the start of our next period.

Games and PuzzlesMindy Larson– 10:00 - 10:55am

Time to wake up those little minds, work on fine motor movements and practice following directions with some beginner level games and puzzles. We will set up 2-3 different areas each focusing on a different level of development. One area will be a guided game, one area will be a self led designing area with legos, snap blocks, bristle builders or mosaics and a third area with large puzzles. This hour will be designed to engage all ages and levels.

Cost: $10 per semester Supplies: Each Semester we ask that parents donate a snack to share with the class


Letters and Numbers - Mindy Larson - 11:00 - 11:55am

Preschool classes are always changing and flowing to the ages and temperament of the kids so we will ready a variety of activities to introduce children to letters and numbers. Class will start with circle time reading books, singing songs or introducing the days concepts followed by an activity to reinforce the concept followed by free play.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Look on donation sheet in the classroom to see what is needed for the semesters activities

Story and CraftMindy Larson - 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm

Join us each week for a fun story and accompanying craft to introduce kids to many different mediums of art. Throughout the year we will color, cut and paste, paint, sculpt, weave and build to bring stories to life.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Each Semester we ask that parents donate a snack to share with the class

Little Science Explorers-Mindy Larson- 1:45 – 2:40pm

In this fun and exciting class we will explore science through hands on experiments. Be ready for fun as we will sometimes be working with color, water, bubbles, dirt, outdoors and more!

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Look on donation sheet in the classroom to see what is needed for the semesters activities

Music and MovementAngela Gabriel - 2:45pm -3:40pm

Get ready to make some noise and move your feet as we enjoy moving to music, stretching our bodies and playing with parachutes, hoops and balls followed by outdoor recess weather permitting.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Dancing feet. Rhythm not required

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 – 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: $22 per semester/per hour ($66 for all three hours) join anytime

Supplies: few standard supplies (folder, scissors, glue stick)

Onsite Therapies

Speaking of Speech offers onsite Speech and Occupational Therapy which can be billed directly to your JPSNS scholarship.

Art

Art Classes - taught by Diana Andrews

Art for Any Age - Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Nonrepresentational to Representational (sketching/drawing, collage, crafts, and painting) We will be looking at the following artists as artist of the past and to create like them: Cassatt, Dali, Mondrian, and Magritte. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Primary Art K-2nd graders Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Nonrepresentational to Representational (sketching/drawing, collage, crafts, soft and oil pastel and painting) We will be looking at the following artists as artist of the past and to create like them: Kandinsky, Matisse, Degas Calder, and Duchamp. We will be working on developing observational skills and personal life skills ~ Signing in, getting class bag from hook, getting own supplies off the supply table, listening, waiting, working independently and with others, verbal clues not helper/teacher do the work for them, taking turns, raising hands, and answering questions. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Elementary Art 3rd – 6th graders Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Nonrepresentational to Representational (sketching/drawing, collage, pastel, crafts, and painting) We will be looking at the following artists as artist of the past and to create like them: Monet, Matisse, optical illusion, and Degas. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Art Mastery 7th -12th grade Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Nonrepresentational to Representational (sketching/drawing, collage, perspective, pastel, gold leaf, origami, and painting) We will be looking at the following artists as artist of the past and to create like them: Monet, Klimt, Vermeer, and Magritte. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Open Art Studio - Any Age Diana Andrews

This time will be for art minded and self motivated folks of any age. The supplies needed for the class period will be the responsibility of the participant to bring with them. Supplies and project can be stored in the room from week to week. Direction and guidance as the creative process unfolds will be provided. Does not include any art supplies, however Diana is available to consult about purchasing your own supplies.

~ per semester $40 class fee


Drama, Music and Music Lessons

ELCC Theater Arts - Jakob Ray

This class is designed as a safe space for students to explore the art of theatre and the basic fundamentals of stagecraft. Students will have fun learning or building upon what they already know about theatre through games, improvisation, scene work, movement, and vocalization, all while fostering heightened focus, mutual respect, collaboration, creativity, and confidence.

The class is based on a structured framework that allows for some flexibility for the students to tailor their learning to the skills they wish to develop. Topics available for the students to choose from include stage combat, character development, play writing, Shakespeare, stage makeup and costuming, auditions, creating headshots and resumes, and more!

Cost: $17.00 per semester and participation in fun carnival day over the summer to help pay for the spring production.

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 55 minutes. New students may join at any point during the year, but repeat students should confirm the suitability of a 2nd year in this beginner class with Mrs Stedman prior to registering.

Cost: $75.00 per semester

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

Ukelele - Emma Boring

Learn to play this fun instrument with your friends! This instrument lends itself to easy rhythms and chords, you'll be playing songs for your friends before you know it!

Cost: $40.00 per semester

Supplies: Ukelele, a folder, pencil and the book "Play Ukulele Today! A Complete Guide to the Basics" by Barrett Tagliarino ISBN 978-0-634-07861-3

Piano/Instrument Lessons - Marie Nichols

Piano and Instrument Lessons are available at an additional cost with 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: $30.00 per semester

Supplies: Pencil, crayons

Choir - Marie Nichols

This class will work on singing notes, melodies, harmony, beats and rhythm. Students will perform at both Hoopla events and learn to sing a variety of music.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Physical Education/Sports/Health/Dance

K-2nd Physical Education - Mindy Larson

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: $20.00 per semester, join anytime

3rd - 5th Physical Education – Marshal Sillin

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: $20.00 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. Depending on level of interest, we may also learn some favorite line dances.

Cost: $20.00 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. Depending on level of interest, we may also learn some favorite line dances.

Cost: $20.00 per semester, join anytime

Dance - Keri Sanders

Do you like the idea of dancing but feel lost or nervous? Come join the relaxed fun of finding the beat to clean dance music while learning popular line, circle, and square dances and some limited partner dances like the swing and cross-step waltz. Music styles, with clean and/or Christian lyrics, will include Pop, Country, Latin, Swing and Waltz among others.

Cost: $25.00 per semester - join anytime

Little Ninjas - Charlie Ray

For ages 8 and under. This class will focus on the fundamental techniques of karate, as well as respect, honor, focus and self control. Gi uniforms preferred, but not required.

Cost: $20.00 per semester – join anytime.

Supplies: White Gi (Uniform), by the time first belt obtained. $15-$20 depending on size when ordered through instructor at wholesale price. May also be purchased online.

Intermediate Karate - Charlie Ray

This class will take students that have a solid grasp of Karate fundamentals on a journey to deepen and widen their knowledge of techniques and their various applications. Gi uniforms are preferred, but not required.

Cost: $20.00 per semester – join anytime.

Supplies: White Gi (Uniform), by the time first belt obtained. $15-$20 depending on size when ordered through instructor at wholesale price. May also be purchased online.

Skill Building

Typing and Computers - Morgan Allen

This course is for 4th – 8th grade student’s who are ready to learn thetechnique, skills, and accuracy of typing. We will also be learning a basic overview of Microsoft Word and document processing. Weekly assignments will be provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Supplies needed: computer (if you do not have a laptop, we will TRY to provide one for you at co-op, but you will need to have a computer to practice on at home) This class will utilize Google Classroom

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: $30.00 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.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs - Marshal Sillin

This class will outline some basic tools and strategies kids/teens canuse to gain some valuable experience in starting, managing, andgrowing a successful business venture. With user-friendly design andillustration, this class will break down some of the major points ofentrepreneurship, so your student can have fun as he or she learns.Also, your student will enhance his or her decision-making skills bytrying out simple businesses. Mentorship for starting your own business.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies - Folder to keep things organized

Real Life - Breana Lucas

This class will include a variety of topics to simplify important life skillsin a fun and engaging way. Learn the basics of taxes, conflict resolution, mental and spiritual health, relationships, and jobapplications and interviews. All materials provided.

Cost: $25

Photography - Casey Green

Designed for students 6th grade and up - Learn how to get off auto mode and use Program mode, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority. Control your flash. Get perfect exposure with no more harsh orange or blue hues. Shoot in dark rooms easier. Get action shots and get the artsy blur. Learn how to take pictures of people, pets and landscapes. Students will create a portfolio from their best pictures in the class.

Supplies: Carmera, Memory Card, or Cell phone

Cost: $70.00

Advanced Photography - Casey Green

This class will work on helping photography students develop better and better images, advanced skills, marketing your craft, as well as some basic photo editing and graphic design. Students will need to bring a laptop to class. This class may also help with the yearbook.

Supplies: Carmera, Memory Card, or Cell phone, Laptop

Cost: $70.00

Rhetoric

Courageous Communicators - Morgan Allen

This class is designed for 4th - 8th graders.

We will be studying all sorts of ways people communicate. We will be news anchors, waiters, doctors, receptionist, cashiers and so much more!! We will even play the game of life, but in real life. They will choose the career, car, and salary. They will even buy things from the store. Yes, buy real items as a reward for their hard work at the end of the semester.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Art of Argument - Marshal Sillin

Middle and high school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel),but they won’t argue well without good training. Students whocomplete The Art of Argument will know how to reason with clarity,relevance, and purpose . . . and have fun along the way! They will studyand master several logical fallacies, which will provide an essentiallifetime framework for filtering good and bad reasoning as well aswriting and speaking effectively. This mastery of informal logic is afoundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed,and learned. This class is loosely based on the workbook by the samename, however no book is required.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Public Speaking Gavel Club - Marshal Sillin

This class is designed for 8th 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: $25.00 per semester

Yearbook and Trailblazers Tribune - Morgan Allen

This is a year-long, fast-paced class for 7th - 12th graders who wouldlike to be apart of publishing our yearbook and our first ever co-opnewsletter. This class will equip the students with an understanding ofthe principles and practice of journalism: how to recognize goodstories, gather facts through skillful interviewing and research, developgood editing skills, create feature articles that inform and engagereaders, how to engage in photojournalism, and learn to work as team.To ensure the newsletter is published on time, we will be use GoogleClassroom to keep track of assignments.

Supplies needed: folder, notebook, pen/pencil, if possible computerand camera

Cost: $15.00 per semester

Robotics and Coding

WeDo Lego Technology - Amy Fraunfelter

This class is designed for students in K – 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.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Mind Storms Lego Technology Lab - Amy Fraunfelter

This class is designed for students in 3rd – 6th 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: $30.00 per semester

SPIKE - Fun with Robotics - Marshal Sillin

Using the Lego SPIKE education Kits, Students in 6th - 10th grades will combine colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. SPIKE engages studentsthrough playful learning activities to think critically and solve complexproblems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projectsto limitless creative design possibilities, including the option to exploretext-based coding with Python, SPIKE helps students learn theessential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become theinnovative minds of tomorrow... while having fun! (Prior Lego Robotics classes highly recommended)

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Foreign Language

American Sign Language 1– Breana Lucas

All ages

This introduction to American Sign Language will focus on basic phrases and vocabulary, as well as numbers and the alphabet. Students will have themed lessons and games for topics like family, weather, play, greetings, feelings, and much more! All supplies provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

American Sign Language 2– Bre Lucas

Prerequisite: ASL I or equivalent

This class will take basic American Sign Language to the next level with themed lessons and games related to conversation and descriptive additions to vocabulary and phrases. All supplies provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Conversational Spanish - Needs Teacher

This class is designed as a CONVERSATIONAL language class whichcan be taken by students in 7th grade and up. Teaching the basics ofthe Spanish Language this class can count for high school credit ifstudents spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, withtheir own curriculum

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies:Folder, pencil and paper

Language Arts

Silly Snacks with Cat and the Hat (K-2nd/3rd) - Jessica Deoring

Students will enjoy reading Dr. Suess books together each week, a silly craft and a silly snack.

Cost: $20.00

Supplies: Parents may be asked to provide a snack onceper semester

Garden of Books - 3rd - 5th Book Club - Shannon Hughes

"Garden of Books" book club. We will incorporate books like House atPooh Corner, Stewart Little, Trumpet and the Swan, Charlottes Web,etc. We will read 3 books per semester, or about a book a month. Wemay just do excerpts from the books and let parents read the books athome at their discretion. I would like to incorporate some copy workand narration, then having a discussion/craft time/activity in the class.IN ADDITION, class participants would complete a reading time logand would get coupons for FREE PIZZA from Pizza Hut and FREE Chinese food from PANDA EXPRESS

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: Parents will need to check books out from the library or secure books another way.

Adventure Book Club - 6th - 8th - Amanda Sillin

Adventure book club will incorporate The Hatchet, White Fang, Stewart Little, The Indian in the Cupboard, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM, and True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. We will read 3 books per semester, or about a book a month. We may just do excerpts fromthe books and let parents read the books at home at their discretion. IN ADDITION, class participants complete a reading time log andwould get coupons for FREE PIZZA from Pizza Hut and FREE Chinese food from PANDA EXPRESS

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: Parents will need to check books out from the library or secure books another way.

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

This year-long class is designed for emerging writers in 4th - 8thgrades and will follow the Institute for Excellence in Writing theme-based writing text Following Narnia Volume 2. Using the remainingfour novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (Prince Caspian, The Voyageof the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), this seriesbeckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia throughthe Structure and Style writing method. The Student Book givesreading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics,checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more! Students will participatein hands on activities to assist in learning the basics of writing (nouns,strong verbs, quality adjectives, and adverbs(Ly -words) and willincorporate these into the IEW system of writing. They will learn howto take notes from a written source, write sentences with varied andinteresting components, study rich vocabulary, and learn aboutdifferent styles of writing. Weekly homework assignments will beprovided and graded.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: Excellence in Writing text FollowingNarnia Volume 2 (ISBN:978-1-62341-253-1), a binder with 20 pageprotectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter.Students will need to bring their supplies to class each week.

High School American Literature and Writing – Amanda Sillin

This literature class is designed for students in 9th –12th grades andincorporates classic literature in historical context. This class is designed as a core class and will nicely coordinate with US History taught by Lisa VanTilburg. Lessons begin with activities to teach astylistic technique and writing structure and will continue by exploringliterary style and cultivating deeper understanding of themes. Students will read six novels or novellas during the year and complete writing assignments for each book. This class includes significant discussions so a commitment to complete reading and writing assignments is needed. The IEW Resource notebook, in a 3 ring binder, and all course materials, other than the books, are provided. This class is graded.

Cost $25.00 per semester

Supplies: Pencil and the following books, many of which are availablevia Kindle for free: The Autobiography of Ben Franklin, The Last of theMohicans - Cooper, Company Aytch: A Memoir of the Civil War -Watkins, Huckleberry Finn - Twain, House of Seven Gables - Hawthorn,To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee, Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway. Access to a computer - this class uses Google Classroom


History/Social Studies

Little House Pioneers - Jan Rohrbaugh (K-2nd/3rd)

We will dive into the Little House series, make crafts - like tinpunching, rag dolls, candle dipping, maple syrup candy, pioneergames, weaving/sewing, and more as we explore the life of the earlysettlers and American pioneers.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies - Some craft supplies from home, tbd

Ohio History - Lisa VanTilburg 3rd- 8th

Students will LOVE learning Ohio’s history with a fun interactive, hands-on class that will include a study of Ohio’s history, symbols, battles, native peoples and cultures, climate, geography, industry, cities, famous people and wildlife. This class will have many in-class projects, games and will even make the occasional snack. History can be fun!

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Students will need: folder/binder, pen/pencil, and colored pencils

Globe Trotters - Jessica Deoring

This class is designed for kids in K-5th grades. We will study other cultures from around the world, learn a little bit of geography and map skills, and try snacks from these locations via a "snack crate" subscription.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Students will need: folder and pencil.

World Cultures - 6th and up - Lisa VanTilburg

This course will focus on many of the cultures of the world through its geography, societies, regions/groups, religions, foods, products and much more! This class will introduce country locations and develop map skills. Each week the class will focus on a specific country and will include sample foods/cuisines from each.

Cost: $40.00 per semester

Students will need: folder/binder, pen/pencil, and colored pencils

American History - Lisa VanTilburg

Using MasterBooks American History, students will survey the history of America from native peoples, European settlements, nation-building, and expansion through the modern age. Study the lives of Pilgrims and Puritans seeking religious freedom, philosophers who changed the way people interpreted the world, rebels who fought for the country’s independence, and those who ultimately helped win freedom for people around the globe. Also, delve into current-day social issues that continue to shape the United States as a nation, including civil rights, ecology and abortion.

Historical content covered includes:

Natives of the new world, early explorers, and seekers of religious freedom

Colonial life, causes of the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution

Revivalism, America at war, and the foundations of the Christian worldview

Cost: $30.00

Students will need: MasterBooks American History (Revised Edition), pen/pencil, folder/binder, and writing paper

Constitutional Literacy and Government - Erin Kelly Hasset

This class is designed to be an overview of constitutional law. The first half of the class will focus on the American system of government, the powers and limitations of different branches, and the states’ powers.The second half of the class will focus on individual rights and liberties. Erin Kelly Hassett is thrilled to be joining Excellence in Learning in Fall 2021 with her Constitutional Law class. Erin grew up in Longmont, Colorado with two wonderful parents who homeschooled her K-12. She moved to Columbus to attend law school and has made Ohio her new home. Currently, Erin is a law clerk (also called a staff attorney) for one of the judges at the federal courthouse in Columbus.

Cost: $30.00

All Materials Provided, Students will need access to a computer at home.


Science

Nature Explorers (K-2nd/3rd) - Kaela Williams

Each child will be provided a natural journal to document the things learned. We will explore the outside world around us, finding and collecting all things nature. We will bring our collections inside and use nature books and encyclopedias to identify findings and learn about the nature around us! Children are welcome to bring in weekly findings and items from their own backyard to share with the class.

Cost: 25.00 per semester

Supplies: Parents will need to provide some freecycle items from home (pop bottles etc) and help their child with show and tell items once per semester.

Science Explorations and Explosions (3rd - 5th) - Marshal Sillin

Explore Earth science and the Human Body with exciting hands on science experiments. Each week we will take a different science topic and seek to answer question with hands on demonstrations and experiments. Topics covered and experiments change year to year rmaking this a fun class to take over and over.

Other Information: No textbook required, not curriculum specific. No outside of class requirements. Science Fair participation is encouraged.

Cost: $40.00 per semester.

General Science (6th - 8th )— Ellen Chancey

Students in 6th grade and up will enjoy this study of General Science.This is a true general science course covering a wide range of thebranches of science. There is a large component of Earth Science(modules include astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study,geology, paleontology, and environmental science) to give students agreat foundation of that broad field of study. The students will learnwhat science is and, in a detailed and engaging way, how to utilizeproper scientific method.

Students are walked through how to record data and report it. Toooften, students are not given instruction in how to read and creategraphs (a skill that is found on SAT and ACT exams!), however they aretaken through the process of creating several graph types, learning how to properly design and read them, too.

Cost: $50.00 per semester

Supplies Needed for every class: Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd edition 978-1946506573 book required, and 3 ring binder for lab sheets. Other freecycle (pop bottles etc) items from home.

Biology (8th and up) - Ellen Chancey

Apologia Biology (3rd 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 Google Classroom for grading. A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. This class is offered on site, Ellen will be joining the class on a large screen TV and teaching remotely with in class helpers.

Cost: $50.00 per semester

Supplies: Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-1946506450) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear.

Apologetics Science Review - Ellen Chancey (6th and up)

This course is an overview of several areas of science includingGeology and Earth Science, Biology and Life Science, as well as someChemistry and Physics. Not only will students walk away with a broadunderstanding of these topics, but they will understand how science isnot only foundational to Christian faith but completely supported inscripture. Science and Christ are not at odds - God CREATED scienceand yearns for us to understand it, and therefore Him, better! This classcan be counted for a high school credit but will not include a major labcomponent.

Cost: $40.00 per semester

Supplies: Pencil and note taking supplies

Chemistry (10th and up) - Ellen Chancey

We recommend that students taking this course be proficient at the algebra math level. Topics include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and basics, 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: $80.00 per semester

Supplies Needed: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition ISBN978-1940110257 2" three ring notebook, colored pencils, and protective eyewear.

Psychology - (9th and up) - Breana Lucas

Students in 9th grade and older will enjoy this scientific study of the human mind and behavior, including an overview of human development, mental health, social behavior, and our cognitive processes.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: pencil, notebook, folder


Math and Test Prep

Mini Math Games - Chrisy Huy

This class is designed for students in K-2nd grades. The class is not curriculum specific. Enjoy STEM activities, sharpen mental math skills, grasp math tricks, begin learning 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,

Crazy Math Games — Marshal Sillin

This class is designed for students in 3rd -5th grade who have at least a basic understand of addition and subtraction. The class is not curriculum specific. Enjoy STEM activities, 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,

Middle School Math Review - Maxine Remias

English is important, but Math is important-er!

In this course, we will use games to review math concepts learned inelementary and middle school to guage readiness for high school(higher math). We will review operations with whole numbers,integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, time, and formulas for areaand volume.

Cost: $22 per semester

Supplies: pencils, a notebook for note taking, a Texas Instruments TI30-X IIS Scientific Calculator (about $12.00) or higher if needed.

One on One Math Tutoring - Maxine Remias

Private math tutoring: $10 for 25 min (1/2 class period)

One on one tutoring session, paid directly to the tutor.

ACT/SAT Test Prep - Ellen Chancey

Prepare to take the ACT/SAT with various study resources, weeklystudy sessions and practice tests, you'll learn to get comfortable withthese tests and improve your scores.

Cost: $50.00

Financial Literacy - Sara Rausch

This year long high school course uses the Foundations in Personal Finance:High School Edition (Dave Ramsey) This comprehensive course provides students an opportunity to learn, practice, and apply important personal finance knowledge and skills. The 12 chapters are aligned with the National Standards for Financial Literacy.

Cost: $15 per semester

Supplies: pencils, a notebook for note taking, the student workbook which coresponds to this course.

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.