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CLASSES 

 

 

Spring 2019 Semester

 

16-week Monday/Wednesday classes run January 7 – May 6, 2019.

These are typically high school classes, but usually do include a few middle school classes.
 

 

14-week classes run January 14 – April 29, 2019.

This is typically our Memory!Motions!Music! class, but can include a few other classes.

 

12-week Monday only classes run January 28 – April 29, 2019.

These include the Nursery, classes for pre-K, and classes for grades K-12.

 

 

 

 


HOMEWORK BAR - The homework bar at the top of each description conveys the amount of homework expected for the week. A scale of 1 means little to no homework and a 5 means daily homework.

 

 

It is the homeschool family’s responsibility to determine whether each offering will meet requirements for their individual programs. Grades will be issued, but credit certificates are not given.

 

Parents are expected to monitor their student’s work and 

encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the instructor.

 

 

To learn more about CHFM and apply for membership, please go to the Prospective Members Area.

 

Please note:

 
Classes listed as 'year-long' will require enrollment in both the fall and spring semesters to complete the full course. Tuition is listed per semester; each semester is enrolled and paid for separately.
Students are not allowed to
join these classes at semester without prior approval from the instructor.

 



Minimum number of Students: 0
Maximum number of Students: 0
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: To Be Determined

Class Days


Across Five Aprils

Description:

Year

# Weeks

Classes

Level

Homework

Yes

No

16

12

Mon

Wed

Elem

Mid

High

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

Genre- Fiction

Author- Irene Hunt

Newberry Honor Book

United States History Curriculum

Across Five Aprils is an enchanting novel that relates the historical event of the Civil War through a fictional story about an ordinary farming family from Illinois. This memorable story embraces the institution of family and promises to delight your children as it chronicles the trials and triumphs of the Creighton family during the Civil War.  

 

This class is for grades 4-6



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: Tina Wheeler

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


ACT Prep

Description:


The purpose of this class is to give students some practical strategies for taking the ACT exam and to provide a weekly time to practice taking the ACT content area tests.  The instructor's role will be to provide some strategies for each content area, practice these strategies in class, time the practice tests and to give reading/study assignments from the textbook to prepare for the next test.  Tests will be graded weekly by the student.  *A "mock" full length test will be administered on Wednesday, April 3rd if scheduling allows. This test is optional*.

Students may improve their scores by studying the material in the textbook, practicing how to use their time wisely during the test, and learning from their mistakes.  No official grade will be given for this class.  ACT practice test results are completely confidential.  Students will grade their own practice tests and mock tests.

Required book:  Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests: 2019 edition ISBN-13: 978-0525567653

ACT SYLLABUS



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Fine Arts Lobby

Teacher: Leesa Griffin

Class Days
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM

Text Book: Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests: 2019 edition ISBN-13: 978-0525567653 - PriceNew: $14.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Advanced Guitar

Description:

 

Year

# Weeks

Classes

Level

Homework

Yes

No

16

12

Mon

Wed

Elem

Mid

High

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

This advanced guitar class is open to students with several months of guitar playing experience. Incoming students will need to be comfortable with strumming, and they will need to be accustomed to learning new chords and songs. We will be reviewing the fundamentals of guitar playing including guitar maintenance, basic open chords, and strumming patterns. Then we will be going in depth on how to learn new songs, more complex chords, and how to use capos to aid in playing.  In addition to class, students will be expected to practice at home several times a week. At the end of the semester, students will play two songs that the class will present at the program. They will also be equipped to learn new songs and skills in the future if they choose to continue learning on their instrument.

 

SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 7 - 12.

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 15
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Jace Rivera

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Algebra 1

Description:

Algebra 1 will cover standard Algebra 1 topics including but not limited to signed numbers, exponents, solving and graphing equations, scientific notation, ratios, percent, variation, unit conversions, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area. This class will typically cover 4 lessons per week with a test every other Wednesday. Parent participation in grading child’s homework required. Successful completion of this course will result in an Algebra 1 high school credit.

PARENT LETTER

This class is for grades 7-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

 

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $175.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Fine Arts Lobby

Teacher: Mont Yourdon

Class Days
Monday 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 9:55 AM

Text Book: Saxon Algebra 1 3rd edition kit - PriceNew: $68.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Saxon Algebra 1 3rd edition Solution Manual (optional) - PriceNew: $51.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Algebra 2

Description:

This class will cover a complete Algebra 2 course and additional geometry topics.  Successful completion of this course will result in an Algebra 2 high school credit and students being prepared for college Algebra or advanced math (Trigonometry/Pre Calculus).  If students have completed both Saxon Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 books, they will also earn a half credit of Geometry.  

PARENT LETTER

This class is for grades 8-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

 

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $175.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Fine Arts Lobby

Teacher: Beth Eklund

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Text Book: Saxon Algebra 2 / 3rd edition kit - PriceNew: $68.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Saxon Algebra 2 / 3rd edition solutions (optional) - PriceNew: $51.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Anatomy & Physiology

Description:

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body is Apologia's advanced biology course.  Sixteen 2-week modules cover both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems in detail.  Expect to devote an hour a day to this class at home.  Students will read at home daily, answer On Your Own Questions and Study Guide questions from the text, as well as complete Anatomy & Physiology Coloring book assignments.  Lab work will include microscope work, dissections, physiology experiments, lab write-ups, and class projects.

First-year biology is a requirement and first year chemistry is also recommended, but not required.

PARENT & STUDENT LETTER

 

This class is for grades 10-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

 

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $30.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM

Text Book: Apologia Advanced Biology in Creation: The Human Body 2nd Ed. - PriceNew: $50.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, Sixth Edition - PriceNew: $17.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Art 1:00 1st-2nd

Description:

Come join art class with Mrs. Doll, Kansas certified art teacher to home school children and public school children for over 20+ years!  This art class is designed specifically for the younger elementary student that loves to create!  We will aim to produce 5+ works of art.  Story books and interesting facts may be used to motivate and inspire young artists as we paint, design, and construct 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art.  Student interaction is encouraged in this social and fun class.

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 1-2



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Art 10:00 6th-12th

Description:

Come join art class with Mrs. Doll, Kansas certified art instructor to public school children and home school children for 20+ years.  This class is for the beginner and the more experienced art student alike.  Each student will work at their own level as we work in the areas of drawing and design, in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms.  A total of 4 to 5 finished works will be produced.  This class will be taught as a traditional art class using a variety of materials and techniques.  Students will need to bring a sketch pad every class session for quick sketching exercises.  All other supplies will be provided.

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Text Book: - PriceNew: $0.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Art 12:00 3rd - 5th

Description:


Come join art class with Mrs. Doll, Kansas certified art instructor to public school children and home school children for over 20+ years!  The objective of this class is to teach basic art principles, to produce an end product that is satisfying to the student, and to allow students to experience a variety of art mediums that most home schooling parents do not care to attempt!  Students will work in 2-dimensional & 3-dimensional works while painting, designing, and constructing.  A total of 5+ projects will be produced.

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 3-5.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Art 2:00 6th-12th

Description:

Come join art class with Mrs. Doll, Kansas certified art instructor to public school children and home school children for 20+ years.  This class is for the beginner and the more experienced art student alike.  Each student will work at their own level as we work in the areas of drawing and design, in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms.  A total of 4 to 5 finished works will be produced.  This class will be taught as a traditional art class using a variety of materials and techniques.  Students will need to bring a sketch pad every class session for quick sketching exercises.  All other supplies will be provided.

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Babysitting & First Aid

Description:

Want to be prepared to handle any babysitting situation?  This class will teach about CPR and Childcare. In the CPR/First Aid portion of the course, you will learn the emergency action steps: CHECK-CALL-CARE.  You will also learn a number of first aid skills, how to control bleeding, and how to immobilize an injured body part.  These skills will be performed on each other. In order to receive the CPR training, we will provide a separate day, outside of class for the training for an additional amount.  (Usually no more than $50). The babysitting portion of the course will cover not only basic skills needed to properly care for children (such as changing a diaper), but you will also learn valuable tips and ideas about how to engage children in play, and how to communicate with parents and start your own business.  

          

SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 5-8



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Chapel

Teacher: Kathy Morris

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM

Text Book: First Aid for Babies and Children 5th ed. published by DK $ - PriceNew: $14.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Biology

Description:

Apologia Biology is a fantastic journey into LIFE!  God's amazing creations really "come to life" in this course. Biology is a fast paced, year-long class, covering 16 biology modules in 32 weeks. Each module will take about 2 weeks to complete. Module tests will be given in class and are scheduled for every other week so it is important that students keep up with the scheduled reading and assignments. Most experiments we will do together in class. Reading assignments, Vocabulary, On Your Own Questions, Study Guides, and Lab Reports will be done at home and turned in for grading in class. We have lots of fun projects, dissections, microscopic adventures, and games planned to bring understanding and knowledge to every student.

PARENT LETTER

STUDENT LETTER

 

This class is for grades 9-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

 

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM

Text Book: Apologia: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Ed. - PriceNew: $48.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Solutions & Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Ed. - PriceNew: $16.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Chemistry

Description:

This class is a college preparatory class which will cover the fundamental concepts of chemistry including measurements, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure and theory.  The class will also emphasize critical thinking and problem solving through laboratory exercises.  Completion of Algebra I is required and concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Algebra 2.

 

STUDENT LETTER

 

This class is for grades 10-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

 

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.

 


Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 18
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM

Text Book: Discovering Design with Chemistry SET by Jay Wile - PriceNew: $70.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Childcare 1 8:30-10:00 am

Description:

Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the morning hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM


Childcare 2 10:00-11:30

Description:

Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the morning hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Childcare 3 12:00 - 1:00

Description:


Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the afternoon hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM


Childcare 4 1:00 - 2:00

Description:


Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the afternoon hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Childcare 5 2:00 - 3:00

Description:


Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the afternoon hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Childcare 6 3:00 - 4:00

Description:


Childcare is provided in Central Court for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the afternoon hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Childcare 7 Wed 8:30am

Description:


Childcare is provided in the Narthex for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the morning hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM


Childcare 8 Wed 10:00 am

Description:

Childcare is provided in the Narthex for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the morning hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Childcare 9 Wed 11:00

Description:

Childcare is provided in the Narthex for children 1st through 5th grade for parents who are serving during the morning hours.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Childcare Monitor

Class Days
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Clay & 3-D Art 6th-12th

Description:

Oh we are going to have tons of fun in Clay and 3-D Art! My "claim to fame" is doing messy art with kids...stuff most people don't want to do at home! I am mixing it up a bit this year! About half of the semester will be ceramics, which involves hand building with clay, glazing and firing...we will be doing a couple of cool projects that will be great for beginners but also can be a bit of a challenge for those who have done my class before. The other half of the semester will be exploring other forms of 3-D art...paper mache, pendulum painting, etc! I hope you join me in the fun!

PARENT LETTER

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Jenny Wenzel

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Clay & 3-D Art 3rd-5th

Description:

Oh we are going to have tons of fun in Clay and 3-D Art! My "claim to fame" is doing messy art with kids...stuff most people don't want to do at home! I am mixing it up a bit this year! About half of the semester will be ceramics, which involves hand building with clay, glazing and firing...we will be doing a couple of cool projects that will be great for beginners but also can be a bit of a challenge for those who have done my class before. The other half of the semester will be exploring other forms of 3-D art...paper mache, pendulum painting, etc! I hope you join me in the fun!
 
 
 
This class is for grades 3-5.


Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Jenny Wenzel

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


COL 1:00 Spanish/PE

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children (ages 4-6).

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2018.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


COL 12:00 Math/Music

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children (ages 4-6).

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2018.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


COL 2:00 Art

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children (ages 4-6).

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2018.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


COL 3:00 Play & Learn

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children (ages 4-6).

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2018.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


Elementary Science

Description:

This semester will be out of this world as we voyage into outer space on our study of astronomy.  We will study the sun, moon, stars, planets, galaxies and space travel.  We will also do some exploration with robotics, since it is used so much in space exploration.  All activities will be hands on, and the class does not require reading.  So, hold on to your seats as we blast off to a great semester.

 

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $20.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Food, Glorious Food!

Description:


This is a fun, hands-on class in learning all about food and what it does for our bodies! An entire lesson on each of the five food groups will engage the students in identifying what belongs to each group and how that food  helps our bodies. The weeks in between each of the food group studies will be spent making and eating pinwheels, salsa and guacamole, smoothies, pizzas, snack mix and ice cream!  We will also learn, practice and memorize 10 basic table manners that every child will want to know. Bon Apetite!

 

SYLLABUS

 

This class is for 1st-3rd grade students.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Pam Rivera

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Fun & Fascinating Writing 4th-5th

Description:

Year

# Weeks

Classes

Level

Homework

Yes

No

16

12

Mon

Wed

Elem

Mid

High

1

2

3

4

5

 

This class will teach writing using a structured, step-by-step approach.  Students will be engaged and challenged as they read and write about humorous and fascinating characters across all content areas.  We will focus on outlining, giving oral reports, vocabulary and proofreading as we progress toward the final drafts in each writing lesson.  There will be additional work to be completed at home each week (1-2 days). 

My goal is to increase each student’s capacity and confidence for writing well!    

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is intended for 4th-5th grade students.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Fine Arts Lobby

Teacher: Kristin Yost

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Game Schooling

Description:


Attention Gamers!  Let’s have some fun this semester!  We will study (and by study I mean PLAY) 10-12 different games this semester.  I will be choosing games that are fun to play but help students LEARN as well.  We may practice math, logic,  strategy, history, or even physical skills.  I can’t wait to help you PLAY to LEARN!

(This class will require no reading or previous understanding of any of the games played.)

 

PARENT LETTER & SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 1-3



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Prayer Room

Teacher: Kristen Rowley

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


General Science 7th-9th

Description:

General Science is designed to be a bridge from lower level science into more academically focused classes.  This class gently increases expectations in both academic efforts and organizational skills.  With clearly explained steps, the students take on more and more responsibility for his or her work by meeting deadlines and following instructions.  Using the Apologia General Science text, the curriculum covers a broad range of topics from simple machines to geology to the human body.

WELCOME LETTER

This class is for grades 7-9 and is a 16 week and year-long.

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $100.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM

Text Book: Apologia General Science, 2nd Ed - PriceNew: $48.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with General Science - PriceNew: $16.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

IEW 6th-8th

Description:

The instructor would like to give priority enrollment opportunities to first and second year IEW students. She requests that any students who have already taken her class for two years should please enroll in a different writing class.  Thank you!

Does your child struggle to get a single sentence on the page when you give him a writing assignment? Or when asked for a summary, does your child respond with a 10-page paragraph? Young writers need help with both what to say and how to say it, and Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writingmethod provides an objective structure with which to guide students as they learn to write. In this year-long course, students will learn pre-writing skills such as note-taking, outlining, and brainstorming. They will practice composition structures including paragraphs, fiction and non-fiction summaries, reports, creative writing, formal essays, and book or movie critiques. They will also learn important writing skills such as effective word choice, sentence variety, and organization. For students who took IEW with me in 2017-2018, I will use all new source texts for the 2018-19 class, but we will work through the 9 IEW units again with pacing similar to last year’s class.

What you can expect from the co-op instructor:

  • a weekly homework calendar with instructions as a recommended plan for pacing the homework throughout your week
  • a clear checklist and point system so that students know how to be successful on assignments
  • weekly email reports from the teacher with a brief summary of what we did in class and hints for helping your student with homework
  • firm deadlines to motivate students to complete weekly goals
  • increasing challenge throughout the year: we will start with  2 single-paragraph assignments per week and gradually increase to 5-paragraph assignments
  • faithful implementation of the IEW instructional method
  • weekly grading of student work along with mid-term and final grade reports each semester
  • teacher is available to help with questions and needs via text, email, and phone

Home teacher responsibilities:

  • keep your student accountable to complete daily and weekly work (homework calendar should make this easy—just get him going each day and he should be able to work pretty independently)
  • help your student with editing compositions for spelling, grammar, and mechanics issues (instructor’s grading will focus on content, organization, and completion of IEW elements of style)
  • home teachers may modify assignments according to student needs, for instance, in the case of learning disabilities
  • communicate any questions, problems, concerns, and suggestions to the instructor

Other information you may want to know:

1. All formal IEW assignments must be typed. If your student is not accustomed to this, please have him practice a bit this summer with a program that teaches the “home keys.” I have found that a student’s typing ability improves dramatically just by typing weekly writing assignments. Typing will also make editing much easier. Other assignments, such as outlines and brainstorming activities, may be handwritten.

2. Parent involvement is required for this class, particularly if your child struggles with writing. I am happy to be a “consultant” in this and will gladly take phone calls to discuss issues. I have experience working with both fluent writers as well as dyslexic students.

 

SPRING SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 6-8 and is a year-long class.

NO NEW STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR 2ND SEMESTER. 

 

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $85.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Cynthia Shelden

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Intermediate Science

Description:

This semester we will be blasting off into a study of astronomy!  We will use many hands on activities, experiments and projects to learn about the sun, moon, stars, planets, galaxies and telescopes.  We will also do some activities with robotics, since they are used so much in space exploration.  This class will introduce some critical thinking skills and use of the scientific method in a fun and nonthreatening manner.  So, dig out your space suit and get ready for the expedition into outer space!

This class is for grades 4-6.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $20.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Kansas History

Description:


 

Kansas History will meet and exceed state standards for Kansas history requirements.  We will have some hands-on activities and learn many exciting interesting fun facts. Also, we will explore boxes from the Great Plains Nature Center including Skins, Skulls, and Tracts! Finally, because Kansas is getting older, we will have an exciting sweet birthday party in January to celebrate another year gone by.  So, come ready to learn and you’ll have a lot of fun!                             

 

 

This class is for grades 3-5



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: Tina Wheeler

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Lego Engineering

Description:


We will be using Legos to build, learn, discover and create! I will introduce the process of design and engineering as we attempt to resolve challenges each week. We will also practice following step by step directions. This will be very hands on, and hopefully fun

 

This class if for grades 4-6



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Joy Bergquist

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


Madagascar

Description:

 

Year

# Weeks

Classes

Level

Homework

Yes

No

16

12

Mon

Wed

Elem

Mid

High

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

Off the southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is a fascinating country filled with thousands of plants and animals, 90% of which are not found in any other country.  The fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar contains unique baobab trees, terraced rice fields, grassy plains, rainforest, highlands, spiny forests, and mangrove swamps.  In this class we’ll cover a bit of history, science, geography, geology, culture, and perhaps even some poetry.  Join us on an exciting adventure as we explore the wonders of Madagascar!

 

PARENT LETTER

 

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Prayer Room

Teacher: Melissa Scapa

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Meaningful Math

Description:

Meaningful Math is a class that will aim to strengthen math skills and make them meaningful by using “everyday” situations and scenarios.  The majority of our time will be used in Project-based Learning to support a variety of mathematical concepts (estimating, computation, measurement, gathering data and graphing, etc).  So from designing pizza parlors to scouring grocery store ads, we will be jumping into math, real-world style! 

The class will also be hosting a bake sale at CHFM as our culminating project- it will be the perfect opportunity for group collaboration, planning, and lots of calculating!  I can’t wait!

 

PARENT LETTER 

This class is a 12 week class intended for 4th-5th grade students. 

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 10
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $6.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Fine Arts Lobby

Teacher: Kristin Yost

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Memory! Motions! Music! 1st - 6th

Description:

This class and Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs-K will be meeting together this year. This is a 14 week class.


INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.

This class is part of a 4 year cyclical program that uses memory, music, and motion to lay a solid foundation of key facts that can be built
upon in later years of learning. The Cycle 3 Memory work includes 28 weeks of grammar pegs in the following
subjects: History, Math, Science, Latin, English Grammar, Scripture, Geography, Hymn, Timeline. This will take your family from The Dutch Revolt through the 
California Gold Rush. 

Geography: Canadian Provinces, territories, cities & features, N. American features, U.S. Capitals

Timeline

Science: Chemistry: scientific method, matter, states of matter, density, atoms, bonds, element symbols, chemical reactions, acids and bases, Democritus, Dalton, Mendeleev, Le
Chatelier’s Principle...

Math:  Skip counting 1-12, 15, 25, squares, cubes, order of operations, common fractions, decimals, prime numbers, roman numerals, conversions, area of polygons & circle, π,
perimeter, types of triangles & polygons, long division, polygons...

English Grammar: Parts of speech, nouns & pronouns, adjective & article, verb & adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition & object of the preposition, sentence fundamentals, types of
verbs, IO/DO, types of conjunctions, types of pronouns, antecedent, cat. of nouns, types of nouns...

Advanced English Grammar: All about nouns

History: Early Modern: Dutch Revolt - California Gold Rush

Latin: Counting, factors of verbs, esse (all tenses), factors of nouns, case order, genitive endings, Dona Nobis Pacem, noun declensions, table Blessing, Gloria Patri...

Scripture

Hymns
 

Each week class begins with pledges to the American & Christian flags and Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, scripture and hymn singing, and timeline recitation followed by an
introduction of that weeks memory work, and review games. At the end of the year, awards will be given for various levels of proficiency in memory mastery.

Cycle 3 Week 8 Video:  

Note: Each family can decide which tools to use from the list below.  Families can either just subscribe to Cross Seven OR purchase the Memory Work Guide and Audio CD.  When purchasing, you will need only one per family unless you are choosing to order consumables (hand writing sheets & map books)  You may purchase through CHFM at registration or on your own via the Claritas website.

Video subscription can only be done online at Cross Seven
Claritas Classical Academy website: Claritas Publishing


Cycle 3 Memory Work Guide $45.00
Cycle 3 Audio CD $25.00
Cycle 3 Map Booklet $15.00
Cycle 3 Flashcards: Uncut/Cardstock $10.00
Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects (History, Science, Scripture, English) $25.00
Cycle 3 Video Subscription $11.00 a month Cross Seven

This class is for grades will be for ages 4yrs - 6th grade combined and will be a 14 week class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $60.00
Supplies: $6.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Laura Murfin

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Text Book: Cycle 3 Memory Work Guide - PriceNew: $45.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Audio - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Map Booklet - PriceNew: $15.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Flashcards: Uncut/Carcstock - PriceNew: $10.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Flashcards: Uncut/Carcstock - PriceNew: $10.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs - K

Description:


This class and Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs-K will be meeting together this year. This is a 14 week class.


INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.

This class is part of a 4 year cyclical program that uses memory, music, and motion to lay a solid foundation of key facts that can be built
upon in later years of learning. The Cycle 3 Memory work includes 28 weeks of grammar pegs in the following
subjects: History, Math, Science, Latin, English Grammar, Scripture, Geography, Hymn, Timeline. This will take your family from The Dutch Revolt through the 
California Gold Rush. 

Geography: Canadian Provinces, territories, cities & features, N. American features, U.S. Capitals

Timeline

Science: Chemistry: scientific method, matter, states of matter, density, atoms, bonds, element symbols, chemical reactions, acids and bases, Democritus, Dalton, Mendeleev, Le
Chatelier’s Principle...

Math:  Skip counting 1-12, 15, 25, squares, cubes, order of operations, common fractions, decimals, prime numbers, roman numerals, conversions, area of polygons & circle, π,
perimeter, types of triangles & polygons, long division, polygons...

English Grammar: Parts of speech, nouns & pronouns, adjective & article, verb & adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition & object of the preposition, sentence fundamentals, types of
verbs, IO/DO, types of conjunctions, types of pronouns, antecedent, cat. of nouns, types of nouns...

Advanced English Grammar: All about nouns

History: Early Modern: Dutch Revolt - California Gold Rush

Latin: Counting, factors of verbs, esse (all tenses), factors of nouns, case order, genitive endings, Dona Nobis Pacem, noun declensions, table Blessing, Gloria Patri...

Scripture

Hymns
 

Each week class begins with pledges to the American & Christian flags and Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, scripture and hymn singing, and timeline recitation followed by an
introduction of that weeks memory work, and review games. At the end of the year, awards will be given for various levels of proficiency in memory mastery.

Cycle 3 Week 8 Video:  

Note: Each family can decide which tools to use from the list below.  Families can either just subscribe to Cross Seven OR purchase the Memory Work Guide and Audio CD.  When purchasing, you will need only one per family unless you are choosing to order consumables (hand writing sheets & map books)  You may purchase through CHFM at registration or on your own via the Claritas website.

Video subscription can only be done online at Cross Seven.


Claritas Classical Academy website: Claritas Publishing


Cycle 3 Memory Work Guide $45.00
Cycle 3 Audio $25.00
Cycle 3 Map Booklet $15.00
Cycle 3 Flashcards: Uncut/Cardstock $10.00
Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects (History, Science, Scripture, English) $25.00
Cycle 3 Video Subscription $11.00 a month Cross Seven

This class is for grades will be for ages 4yrs - 6th grade combined and will be a 14 week class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $6.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Melissa McConeghey

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Text Book: Cycle 3 Memory Work Guide - PriceNew: $45.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Audio - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Map Booklet - PriceNew: $15.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Flashcards: Uncut/Carcstock - PriceNew: $10.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Cycle 3 Handwriting Sheets: 4 subjects - PriceNew: $25.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Middle School Unplugged

Description:


What an incredible day we live in with technology constantly at our fingertips allowing us to look up, learn from, play and converse with others on a non-stop basis! BUT what an incredible day we live in with amazing people, countless board games, libraries filled with books and so much more! In Middle School Unplugged, we will spend time together, enjoying life, without the use of electronics. We will play spoons and solitaire, learn some yo-yo tricks, make yummy pizzas, snack mix and salsa and guacamole, play some ga-ga ball and so much more! We will also learn some fun Bible verses about the abundant life we are given!

 

SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 6-8



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Julie Crow

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Music, What's Your Style?

Description:

Come learn about music style! Your student will be introduced to many different types and style of musics. There will be lots of listening, some singing and some instrument playing! We will also touch on some of the geography, history and culture as it relates to the style of music... and maybe even a bit of music theory. I hope to have lots of fun as we learn! We will also work on a presentation that will be a part of the spring program.
 
This class is for 1st - 3rd graders


Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: Joy Bergquist

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Mythology: More Than Just Stories!

Description:

Mythology students will learn about the gods of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse, and how their names and stories have contributed to our vocabulary and culture. Students will also learn how these ancient belief systems compare to Christianity, and how they fit into Biblical history.

Each student will receive a notebook with additional stories, information, and activities to be used along with the textbook.

 

This class is for grades 9-12 and is 16 week and year-long.

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $125.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: June Johnson

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM

Text Book: Mythology by Edith Hamilton - PriceNew: $10.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Nursery AM 10:00 - 11:30

Description:

Morning nursery is for babies-Kindergarten.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $20.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Nursery Monitor

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Nursery PM 12:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the afternoon Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Merav Maxwell

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Nursery PM 1:00

Description:


You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the afternoon Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Merav Maxwell

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Nursery PM 2:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the afternoon Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Merav Maxwell

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Nursery PM 3:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the afternoon Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Merav Maxwell

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


PE 1st - 3rd

Description:

Learning how to care for the body God has given us through exercise is a skill used for a person’s lifetime.  Exercise also helps students focus better when studying. In this class, we will introduce and practice basic skills and rules for several popular sports.  We will also engage in activities and children’s games to improve cardiovascular levels, agility, flexibility, as well as increasing muscle and bone strength.  Students should be dressed in clothing and shoes for exercise.

SYLLABUS

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Melody Campbell

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


PE 4th-6th

Description:

Learning how to care for the body God has given us through exercise is a skill used for a person’s lifetime.  Exercise also helps students focus better when studying. In this class, we will introduce and practice basic skills and rules for several popular sports.  We will also engage in activities and children’s games to improve cardiovascular levels, agility, flexibility, as well as increasing muscle and bone strength.  Students should be dressed in clothing and shoes for exercise.

 

This class is for grades 4-6.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: Melody Campbell

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


Physical Science 7th-9th

Description:

This year long class will consist of lecture time and hands-on experiments with written and reading assignments to be completed at home. Over the course of 32 weeks, students will cover such topics as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, weather, structure of the earth, environmentalism, physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. One module will be completed every two weeks with a test at the end of each module.

PARENT LETTER

SPRING SYLLABUS

 

This class is for grades 7-9 and is 16 week and year-long.

INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW STUDENT ENROLLING IN 2ND SEMESTER.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $125.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Prayer Room

Teacher: Charissa Williams

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Text Book: Apologia Physical Science 2nd Edition - PriceNew: $48.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Apologia Physical Science 2nd Edition Solution Manual (Optional) - PriceNew: $16.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Poetry 6th-8th

Description:

 

Poems come in a variety of forms -

Some about people, some about worms.

Whether you like them or whether you don’t,

This class can be fun! Don’t say that it won’t!

 

Sonnets, acrostics, limericks too –

You will agree by the time that we’re through

That learning about poetry really is great,

So sign up right now, before it’s too late!

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Students will read and discuss poetry, learning first how to enjoy poetry and then how to discover what the poets were seeking to communicate. Students will be given the opportunity to imitate several styles of poetry and will be introduced to a variety of poems and poets. This is a great class for everyone, from students completely intimidated by poetry all the way to students who already love reading and writing poetry.

 

PARENT LETTER

 

This class is for grades 6-8.

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Prayer Room

Teacher: Melissa Scapa

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM

Text Book: Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy - PriceNew: $17.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00
Text Book: Webster’s Rhyming Dictionary - PriceNew: $5.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Public Speaking 6th-8th

Description:


We can and we must be able to give an account for the hope that lies within us.  We have been given the ability to speak and what more important skill is there, than to learn to speak well in front of others and to share the gospel. This class is based on a wonderful curriculum put out by Communicators for Christ called Beginning Public Speaking.  Students will practice speaking in front of others (something we can’t practice at home very well) by doing informative speeches, impromptu, and recitation to name a few.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for your student to learn or improve their ability to communicate.

Benefits to Students

  • Increases understanding of technical concepts and speaking principles
  • Provides real-world experience within the classroom.
  • Encourages abstract thought, self-directed learning, and problem solving
  • Promotes participation and ability to take coaching and advice from others.
  • Produces confidence in being in front of others.

PARENT LETTER

SYLLABUS

This class is for grades 6-8.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 8
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Chapel

Teacher: Kathy Morris

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Read, Think, Write!

Description:

 

To write well about literature, students need to understand the literary techniques that authors use, to think critically about what they are reading, and to express their ideas in a well-written analysis.   Read, Think, Write will seek to address each of these strands in a course which blends critical thinking, literary analysis, and writing.  By studying classic short stories, students will cover the fundamental techniques of fiction such as plot structure, characterization, irony, setting, and theme.  As they discuss short stories, students will also learn how to write a well-developed analytical paragraph, correctly citing the text to give support for their ideas.   The bonus is that the ability to write analytically can be transferred to almost any discipline or expanded into longer essays in the future. 

This class lays a foundation for college bound students.  Students should come with an understanding of how to write a basic paragraph and a good topic sentence.  They should also have the ability to submit typed assignments via Internet/email upon occasion.  Expect homework assignments for each class period.

Parent Letter

This class is for grades 8-10, meets Monday & Wednesday, and is 16 weeks.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $185.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Cry Room

Teacher: Deborah Smith

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Research Paper

Description:

The ability to calmly, confidently stand one’s ground in an argument (which need not descend into a quarrel) and offer a reasonable defense of what one deems to be true is a Kingdom-building skill that seems increasingly rare.  If truth is to be built into a culture, the Church is “the foundation and pillar” thereof.  And so, we must teach the youth to reason and argue well.

Over the 12 weeks of this course, the student will “invent” an argument that understands and solves a controversial problem in society/culture/government/economics.  Inventing an argument will come from using the “common topics” to ask dozens and dozens of questions about the problem the student wants to solve.  The answers and solutions will be arranged in a highly structured “Six Parts of a Discourse.” Skills honed in this process will include: 1) discerning credible and non-credible sources; 2) ensuring sufficient proof and warrant for claims made; 3) contending with the best arguments of those who oppose one’s thesis; 4) writing with clarity and brevity; 5) avoiding informal fallacies; 6) using the 3 modes of persuasion: ethos, pathos, and logos; 7) using a master outline to build the written discourse; 8) properly documenting sources.

The attentive, passionate student will create a final product that prepares them for college-level research and, more importantly, comes with a feeling of “job well done.”

(Access to a computer during the class period is strongly recommended. I will be monitoring and commenting on sources that the student contacts through the internet.)

 

This class is for grades 9-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $100.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Mike Witherspoon

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Sewing

Description:

 

Year

# Weeks

Classes

Level

Homework

Yes

No

16

12

Mon

Wed

Elem

Mid

High

1

2

3

4