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IMG_2623_cropped2August 18th – December 12th | January 12th – May 8th (year long)

Elementary • $96 | Middle & High School • $128


Middle & High School Students

Monday

Modern Dance 3/4 • Alisha Ear
Monday 8:30am  | $24 per month or ask about DANCE APPRENTICESHIP details | Aug-May

Pre-Algebra • Lisa Miller
Monday 10:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May
For Pre-Algebra we will cover Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers, Whole Numbers, Integers, The Number Line, Exponents, Place Value, and Expanded and Exponential Notation. For all math classes we will be using the Math-U-See curriculum. You will need to purchase the Student Pack which can be purchased through store.mathusee.com for $32.

Art 1 • Elisa Petree (6th-12th grade)
Monday 10:30am | $96 + $35 supply fee per semester  | Aug-May
Students will have a basic introduction to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through hands on projects from basic drawing to mixed media experiences. Continued development of visual skills in perception, spatial organization and attention to detail will lead to increasing independence, freedom and self-expression as competency and confidence build. A personal sketchbook with daily challenges will greatly enhance the students’ success. This class is best for students with no experience. A $35 supply fee for the semester will be collected on the first day of class.

Algebra 1 • Lisa Miller
Monday 11:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May
For Algebra 1 we will cover Commutative and Associative Properties, Order of Operations, Solving for an Unknown with One Variable, Distributive Property, Cartesian Coordinates, Graphing a Line, Slope-Intercept Formula, Graphing Parallel Lines and the Equation of a Line, Graphing Perpendicular Lines, and Finding the Slope-Intercept Formula with Different Givens. For all math classes we will be using the Math-U-See curriculum. You will need to purchase the Student Pack which can be purchased through store.mathusee.com for $32.

Geometry • Lisa Miller
Monday 12:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
For Geometry we will cover Points, Lines, Rays and Line Segments, Planes and Sets, Angles, Types of Angles, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines with Midpoints and Bisectors, Supplementary and Complementary Angles, Transversals with Interior and Exterior Angles, Perimeter of a Rectangle, Triangle, Parallelogram, and Trapezoid, Area of a Rectangle, Triangle, Parallelogram, and Trapezoid, and Constructing and Identifying Triangles. For all math classes we will be using the Math-U-See curriculum. You will need to purchase the Student Pack which can be purchased through store.mathusee.com for $32.

Algebra 2 • Lisa Miller
Monday 1:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
For Algebra 2 we will cover Exponents, Rational Expressions, Scientific Notation, Combining Like Terms, Radicals: Basic Operations and Simplifying, Factoring Polynomials, Fractional Exponents, Solving Equations with, Rational Expressions, Imaginary and Complex Numbers, and Conjugate Numbers. For all math classes we will be using the Math-U-See curriculum. You will need to purchase the Student Pack which can be purchased through store.mathusee.com for $32.

American Literature • Heather Biard (9th-12th grade)
Monday 2:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
We will be reading various American Literature books and discussing them
together. We will spend some time on novels, short stories, poems and essays covering well-respected American authors. We will write essays for each unit. Grammar tips and tricks will be addressed as they appear.


Wednesday

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance 3/4 • Andrea Logan
Wednesday 8:30am  | $24 per month or ask about DANCE APPRENTICESHIP details | Aug-May

British Literature • Corrine Elise
Wednesday 9:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May

American History • Cheryl Mimken (6th-12th grade)
Wednesday 10:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May
The best history has at its foundation a story. A printer challenges a King and so is laid the foundation of the first amendment; a New Jersey miner finds gold in California and sets off a torrent of movement westward; a woman going home from work does not relinquish her seat and a Civil Rights movement explodes. These stories all help to ask the question, “What is an American?” Our studies this year will help us answer that question. We’ll move chronologically to discover fascinating empires before Columbus, see why Benedict Arnold became a traitor, meet the founding fathers who dared to create a Constitution that has become the model for countries around the world. We’ll walk with courageous Sacajawea as she navigates the adventure of a lifetime, meet teenagers who fought in America’s Civil War, and survive WWII with a Japanese-American family in a California internment camp. We’ll examine events, people and debates that have molded the United States while cheering on patriots who stood for freedom and justice and evaluating America’s missteps with open eyes. We will also be reading the best of historical fiction including: The Landing of the Pilgrims; The Slopes of War; Chains; Amos Fortune, Free Man; Farewell to Manzanar; Johnny Tremain, and others. We will be doing map work and making an American history timeline journal.

Critical Thinking Science • Cheryl Mimken (6th-12th grade)
Wednesday 11:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May
The true essence of science is the relentless and unwavering need to know “why”. It is this need, this nagging, irresistible curiosity to search for answers, that drives us from the depths of the ocean to the blackness of outer space. This is what science really is, and kids of any age, with proper guidance, can do real science. This course will be a combination of: #1 Experiments and hands-on activities that require critical thinking to teach scientific analysis and problem solving and #2 Scientific challenges and problems to solve that will require students to design, develop and test solutions, fueling creativity and applying the scientific method. “Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein.
Course will be based on this book: http://www.amazon.com/Sciencewise-Book-Discovering-Scientific-Process/dp/0894556797/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1D4RXVVHSMVP3BPS3EKR
*No book will be required for the course.

Modern/Contemporary Literature • Corrine Elise
Wednesday 11:30am | $128 per semester | Aug-May

Literature • Cheryl Mimken (6th-8th grade)
Wednesday 12:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
Middle School Book Club will provide a fun, creative environment to ignite or kindle a love for reading! Book club will strive to appeal to both avid and reluctant readers. We will read and discuss excellent and exciting books throughout the year. Class time will include book discussions, learning new vocabulary, practicing literary analysis, sharing opinions, and learning to listen respectfully to other’s points of view. Themes will be explored, characters and ideas analyzed, and historical background and settings investigated. Books being considered: The Giver, Where the Red Fern Grows, Summer of the Monkeys, Splendors and Glooms, The Samurai’s Tale, War Horse, Julie of the Wolves, North to Freedom, Chains, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Heart of a Samurai, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Watership Down.

Continuing Sign Language • Heather Biard
Wednesday 1:15pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Prerequisites: Beginning Sign Language or a functioning knowledge of sign including finger spelling, numbers, and a small vocabulary. Talk to the teacher if you have not taken the beginning sign class. We will continue to improve our ASL abilities with more vocabulary, conversations and basic information. We will be using conversational sign in every class. We will also be covering minimal difference signs.

Art 2 • Elisa Petree
Wednesday 2:15pm | $96 + $35 supply fee per semester | Aug-May
Students will utilize their knowledge of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through a series of intermediate/advanced level drawings to more complex mixed media projects (both realistic and expressive). Students will learn through structured, guided lessons, encouraging more independence, freedom and self-expression as competency builds and the projects increase in complexity. Three-dimensional design and sculpture will be attempted to the greatest degree possible within the limitations of the classroom facility and according to the development of the students. Students will learn to overcome their fear of “mistakes” and how these can often lead to some of their best and most interesting work. A personal sketchbook with daily challenges will greatly enhance the students’ success. | A $35 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class for each semester.

Beginning Sign Language • Heather Biard
Wednesday 2:30pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
We will learn the basics of American Sign Language including the alphabet, numbers, and finger spelling techniques. We will learn conversational techniques and non-language cues and a good beginning working vocabulary. No prior experience with sign is required for this class.

Epic Writing • Samantha Jones
Wednesday 3:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
I believe in the power of music to inspire and guide our Muse. There are tales lurking in the soul of the notes, waiting for us to pull them into words. Join me as we breath life into original epic stories inspired by the top film composers of the Hollywood music industry, audiomachine. Our adventure awaits!


Thursday

Ballet 3/4 • Celia Thurman
Thursday 8:30am  | $24 per month or ask about DANCE APPRENTICESHIP details | Aug-May

Theater Trainee • Annie McCready | Invite Only
Thursday 9:00am 
The Elevate Theater Trainee program offers a higher level of training with a larger amount of performance opportunities than an Afternoon Elective or Tutorial. This program is for elementary students, invite only. In this coming year trainees will be performing at local elementary schools in the Spring semester as well as the Elevate Spring finale. Throughout the year students will be given opportunities to work with the theater faculty of Brevard college and attend some of their performances. I look forward to the prospects of this coming year and hope you choose to join the Theater Apprenticeship.


Friday

Environmental Science • Kier Klipzig
Friday 12:00pm | $128 per semester +$20 supply fee | Aug-May

Chemistry • Gretchen Kull (10th-12th grade)
Friday 1:00pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the study of chemistry. This is a fast paced course. We will cover everything from the basics of matter to the laws of thermodynamics, from balancing chemical equations to understanding chemical reactions on a micro and macro level. Purchasing the textbook and test/solutions manual is required. Chemistry is a very math-intensive subject. A basic understanding of unit conversions/dimensional analysis is needed. Pre-requisites for the course include Physical Science and Algebra I. Approximately 2/3 of the time during enrichment lab will be spent conducting experiments, with the other 1/3 being instructional time. We will have quizzes to reinforce the subject.
Required Text:
Exploring Creation with Chemistry textbook, 2nd Edition
Exploring Creation with Chemistry Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Edition

Woods Shop • Jeff Cox | Satellite Class
Friday 2:00pm | $160 per semester | Aug-May
This will be a class for students to be able to express their creative side as they learn and explore wood working. We will learn about power and hand tools, what they do, and how to use them safely. The students will be presented with several choices of projects they can make—from tables to chairs to book cases, there is no limit to what can be made with imagination. Students will be responsible for the cost of wood and finishing materials.

Physics • Gretchen Kull (11th-12th grade)
Friday 2:30pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of chemistry. Physics is a fast-paced, math-intensive course. A detailed study of theTBD laws of motion, as well as the math explaining these laws, will be the focus of the course. Purchasing the textbook is required. Pre-requisites for the course include Physical Science and Geometry. A co-requisite of Algebra II is recommended. Enrichment lab time will be divided between conducting experiments and text book reinforcement. We will have quizzes to reinforce the subject matter.
Required Text:
Exploring Creation with Physics book and Test & Solutions manual, 2nd Edition Set by Jay L. Wile

Folk Group Dance • Edie Hunt (5th-12th grade)
Friday 3:30pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Do you want to learn to dance? Now is your chance to learn traditional dance
from an experienced teacher. The class will include American Squares, Waltzing, Contras, Appalachian Big Set and more. If you have questions please feel free to call Edie Hunt at 545-2284 or email at hunt.edie@gmail.com.


Elementary School Students

Tuesday

Theater Trainee • Annie McCready | Invite Only
Tuesday 9:00am

Book Club • Cheryl Mimken • Early Elementary (K-3rd grade)
Tuesday 10:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
This class will be a fun and creative setting for exploring the best in young children’s literature. During classtime, we will be reading colorful, exciting picture books and short chapter books. Then, we will use them as the springboard for group discussions, vocabulary development, cooking and art projects, games, and much more! I can’t wait to share the best in children’s literature with your young students!

Elementary Art • Elisa Petree • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Tuesday 10:00am | $96 + $35 supply fee per semester | Aug-May
Every child is an ARTIST! 4th-6th graders will learn key visual skills in perception, spatial organization and attention to detail…and this will happen through fun and creative play! For the confident and especially the not-so-confident child, this art class will emphasize the basic elements and principles of art through structured, guided lessons, encouraging more independence, freedom and self-expression as competency and confidence build. Children will learn that “mistakes” often lead to some of their best and most interesting work by finding creative solutions. Exposure to major art movements and their masters combined with exploration of art from other cultures will insure a rich art experience. Get your frames ready! A $35 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class for each semester.

Math & Movement • Rebekah Bartlett • Pre-School (3-6 yr olds)
Tuesday 10:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May

Elementary Art • Elisa Petree • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Tuesday 11:00am | $96 + $35 supply fee per semester | Aug-May
Every child is an ARTIST! 1st-3rd graders will learn key visual skills in perception, spatial organization and attention to detail…and this will happen through fun and creative play! For the confident and especially the not-so-confident child, this art class will emphasize the basic elements and principles of art through structured, guided lessons, encouraging more independence, freedom and self-expression as competency and confidence build. Children will learn that “mistakes” often lead to some of their best and most interesting work by finding creative solutions. Exposure to major art movements and their masters combined with exploration of art from other cultures will insure a rich art experience. Get your frames ready! A $35 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class for each semester.

Book Club • Cheryl Mimken • Upper Elementary (3rd-6th grade)
Tuesday 11:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
This class will be a fun and creative setting for exploring the best in children’s literature. The books we read will be the springboard for group discussions (literary analysis), cooking and art projects, games, developing and expanding vocabulary, book reports and much more! The book’s chapters will be read by the student, during the week between classes. Whether reluctant or enthusiastic, our goal will be to enjoy wonderful literature while creating a supportive and encouraging place to share. Books being considered: Caddie Woodlawn, Wonder, The Borrowers, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, My Side of the Mountain, Stuart Little, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, When You Reach Me, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda,The Shakespeare Stealer, and Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.

Science Experiments • Caitlin Whitt • Pre-School (3-6 yr olds)
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am | $96 per semester | Aug-Dec

Math Skills • Caitlin Whitt • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Tuesday 12:00-12:45pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Pre-School Art • Elisa Petree • (4-6yr)
Tuesday 12:15pm | $96 + $35 supply fee per semester | Aug-May
Every child is an ARTIST! For the confident and especially the not-so-confident child, this art class will emphasize the basic elements and principles of art through structured, guided lessons, encouraging more independence, freedom and self-expression as competency and confidence build. Children will learn that “mistakes” often lead to some of their best and most interesting work by finding creative solutions. A $35 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class for each semester.

Critical Thinking Science • Cheryl Mimken • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Tuesday 12:15pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
The true essence of science is the relentless and unwavering need to know “why”. It is this need, this nagging, irresistible curiosity to search for answers, that drives us from the depths of the ocean to the blackness of outer space. This is what science really is, and kids of any age, with proper guidance, can do real science. This course will be a combination of: #1 Experiments and hands-on activities that require critical thinking to teach scientific analysis and problem solving and #2 Scientific challenges and problems to solve that will require students to design, develop and test solutions, fueling creativity and applying the scientific method. “Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein.
Course will be based on this book: http://www.amazon.com/Sciencewise-Book-Discovering-Scientific-Process/dp/0894556479/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AJ1WHNYQFEXXS4E4DFB
*No book will be required for the course.

Reading Workshop • Caitlin Whitt • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Tuesday 12:45-1:30pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Beginning Signing • Heather Biard • Elementary
Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm $96 per semester | Aug-May
We will learn the basics of American Sign Language including the alphabet, numbers and finger spelling techniques. This class will have lots of interaction and games as we learn basic conversational skills in specific situations. We will use scenarios like restaurants, gardens, schools and movies to learn conversational skills

Critical Thinking Science • Cheryl Mimken • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Tuesday 1:15pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
The true essence of science is the relentless and unwavering need to know “why”. It is this need, this nagging, irresistible curiosity to search for answers, that drives us from the depths of the ocean to the blackness of outer space. This is what science really is, and kids of any age, with proper guidance, can do real science. This course will be a combination of: #1 Experiments and hands-on activities that require critical thinking to teach scientific analysis and problem solving and #2 Scientific challenges and problems to solve that will require students to design, develop and test solutions, fueling creativity and applying the scientific method. “Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein.
Course will be based on this book: http://www.amazon.com/Sciencewise-Book-Discovering-Scientific-Process/dp/0894556479/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AJ1WHNYQFEXXS4E4DFB
*No book will be required for the course.

Beginning Ballet/Tap • Celia Thurman
Tuesday 1:15-2:15pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Hip Hop 1 • Andrea Logan • Elementary (6 – 10 yrs.)
Tuesday 2:15-3:15pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Sweat and fun!!! We will work towards proficiency in the following areas: movement isolations, movement quality and cognitive recall of dance movements, musicality, conditioning, flexibility, and physical stamina. A performance opportunity will culminate the class. Please bring tennis shoes, comfortable clothes that you can move in, and WATER!!!


Wednesday

Beginning Ballet/Tap • Andrea Logan (5 – 8 yrs.)
Wednesday 2:00 – 2:45pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Beginning Jazz/Tap • Andrea Logan (5 – 8 yrs.)
Wednesday 2:45 – 3:30pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Mini Hip Hop • Andrea Logan (3 – 5 yrs.)
Wednesday 3:30-4:00pm $96 per semester | Aug-May


Thursday

Theater Trainee • Annie McCready | Invite Only
Thursday 9:00am

Math Skills • Caitlin Whitt • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 10:00am $96 per semester | Aug-May

American History • Cheryl Mimken • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Thursday 10:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Your young learners will love this year of early American history. This course focuses on telling America’s story from the Native Americans who called it home to its discovery by Europeans and exciting birth and growth as a nation. They’ll learn stories of great courage from early America’s past while sailing with Columbus, meeting Squanto and the Pilgrims, birthing a new nation with George Washington and walking in the steps of Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, among many others. Class time will explore story telling, hands-on activities, drama skits and much more.

Drama • Annie McCready • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 10:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
In Elevate Drama classes students will be introduced to or strengthened in the knowledge of the stage. They will learn stage directions, blocking, projection, self control, character development, and confidence. They will explore different mediums in stage performance through both humorous and serious subject matters. In each class the students will work on humorous skits and also human videos. They will have the opportunity to write and to perform a short monologue. These shorter pieces will be put together with all of the Elevate Classes in a Finale performance at the end of the class session.

Music Kidz • Nicki Lundgren • Pre-School (3-6 yrs)
Thursday 10:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Your little ones will enjoy this class with lots of music and movement.  We will have fun learning about rhythm pitch, melody and many other musical concepts.

Reading Workshop • Caitlin Whitt • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 11:00am $96 per semester | Aug-May

American History • Cheryl Mimken • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 11:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Your students will love this year of early American history. This course focuses on telling America’s story from the Native Americans who called it home to its discovery by Europeans and exciting birth and growth as a nation. They’ll learn stories of great courage from early America’s past while sailing with Columbus, meeting Squanto and the Pilgrims, birthing a new nation with George Washington and walking in the steps of Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, among many others. Class time will explore story telling, map making, review games, hands-on activities, drama skits and much more. We will also be reading the best in historical fiction including: Pedro’s Journal, Mr. Revere and I, How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark, The Scarlet Stockings Spy, Tolivar’s Secret and The Sign of the Beaver. We will also be making an American history timeline journal.

Drama • Annie McCready • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Thursday 11:00am | $96 per semester | Aug-May
In Elevate Drama classes students will be introduced to or strengthened in the knowledge of the stage. They will learn stage directions, blocking, projection, self control, character development, and confidence. They will explore different mediums in stage performance through both humorous and serious subject matters. In each class the students will work on humorous skits and also human videos. They will have the opportunity to write and to perform a short monologue. These shorter pieces will be put together with all of the Elevate Classes in a Finale performance at the end of the class session.

Geography • Angie Bryant • Early Elementary (1st-3rd grade)
Thursday 12:15pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Geography • Angie Bryant • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 1:15pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

Writing • Angie Bryant • Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade)
Thursday 2:15pm $96 per semester | Aug-May

 

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