Elementary – $96 | Middle & High School – $128
(Middle & High School Students)
Pre-Algebra • Maggie Cathcart
Monday 10am | $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.
Algebra 1 • Maggie Cathcart
Monday 11am | $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 • Maggie Cathcart
Monday 12pm | $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 • Maggie Cathcart
Monday 1pm | $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.
9th-12th Literature • Heather Biard
Monday 1pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
This will be a General Literature course. We will be reading and studying 4 different books together. Students will read books at the same time and write a paper on each book. Books are; Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The students will be guided in writing four short papers in the following styles: narrative, persuasive, compare and contrast and a research paper. Students will begin to keep a book list of books they are reading and personal spelling and vocabulary lists. We will have various activities and discussions each week in class including geography of the area visited in the books, time period research, getting to know the authors, studies of book composition and artistic activities.
Earth Science • Melissa Wilson >>NEW | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Monday 1pm | $128 per semester | 6th-8th Grade
This middle school earth/environmental lab will explore all of the Earth & Environmental goals listed in the NCSCOS science curriculum. Students will use the hour to complete experiments, models and projects concerning; the Earth in the universe (6th), Earth’s structures & processes (6th) , Earth’s atmosphere & climate (7th), Earth’s hydrosphere (8th), and Earth’s Lithosphere (8th). This class uses a hands-on teaching method paired with inductive reasoning. Students should have good reading and writing skills, and should be mature enough to work in partner groups. | Lab Fee of $15 for all students.
World Geography • Cheryl Mimken
Monday 2pm | $128 per semester | Jr & Sr High | Aug-May
We will be exploring the physical and cultural geography of the world, using a variety of mediums and activities. Classroom time will include the introduction of regions, group discussion and review, reports and presentations, mapwork, cultural foods, and other hands-on projects. We’ll be using http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0078606993/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller= (which can be purchased for under $10, used, through amazon.com) as our text. We’ll be supplementing the reading material with exciting and fascinating excerpts of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNZHq5BKtD4
*This class can count as an elective for high school graduation requirements.
Pre-Calculus • Maggie Cathcart
Monday 2pm | $128 per semester | Aug-May
For Pre-Calculus we will cover Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles (30°- 60°- 90° and 45°- 45°- 90°), Trigonometric Ratios, Inverse Trigonometric Ratios, Interpreting the Trigonometry Tables, Using the Trig. Table to Solve for the Unknown, Using a Calculator and Arc Functions, Angles of Elevation and Depression, Angles less than 0°, and Angles greater than 360°. 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.
World History • Cheryl Mimken
Monday 3pm | $128 per semester | Jr & Sr High | Aug-May
We will be exploring the major civilizations, events and people in world history, from ancient times to present day. Our goal will be to examine the cycles in civilizations throughout history while developing and applying critical thinking skills. Classroom time will include group discussion, note-taking, watching video excerpts, review games, quizzes, reports and presentations, skits, and relevant hands-on projects. We will be using a variety of resources, including: http://www.amazon.com/Glencoe-World-History-McGraw-Hill/dp/0078239931 (which can be purchased for under $10, used, through amazon.com)
We will also use: http://www.notgrass.com/notgrass/Learn-About-Exploring-World-History/
(which will not have to be purchased by parents)
In class, we will be using: http://www.amazon.com/Mankind-The-Story-All-Us/dp/B009LA1QZS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t and http://www.amazon.com/World-History-Readers-Theater-Grades/dp/1420639986/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER (which also will not be purchased by parents)
*This class fulfills the requirements for World History for high school graduation.
Visual Journal • Kirksey Lowther
Monday 4pm | $96 per semester | 6th-9th Grade
In this class each student will learn to respond, create and reflect within their own handmade sketchbook. First we will make a sketchbook, learning about introductory methods and means of bookbinding. Then, within it’s pages, work each week to create a journal masterpiece. Throughout the class we will discuss a variety of different things including: visual symbolism, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterning, narrative and sequential art. We will learn about and make a pop up page, and explore layering and cut-out art. This class will be a whirlwind, so glue on your cap and bring your scissors.
4:00 Visual Journal (6th-9th)
Elementary Literature • Cheryl Mimken
Tuesday 10am | $96 per semester | Elementary | Aug-May
This class will be a fun, creative and encouraging 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, new vocabulary words, book reports, creative writing, keeping reading and writing journals, and much more! The chosen books (or chapters of the book) will be read by or to the student, during the week before class, depending on reading ability. Writing activities will be fun, creative and sensitive to the varying writing abilities present, including poetry, journals and more! Whether reluctant or enthusiastic, our goal will be to enjoy wonderful literature, grow our vocabulary and writing skills, while creating a supportive and encouraging place to share. *Book selections will be available from the library.
Elementary Science • Cheryl Mimken
Tuesday 11am | $96 per semester | Elementary | Aug-May
This year, we will explore the earth, the environment, matter, forces and motion, electricity, and simple machines (including building exciting Rube Goldberg machines). The emphasis will be on encouraging critical thinking and being amazed by the world we live in and how it works. We will be reading library books, keeping a Science journal, doing experiments, giving presentations, demonstrating concepts with hands-on projects and activities, playing review games, watching science video clips, exploring websites and webquests,
and participating in our own Science Fair.
2nd-5th Drama • Annie McCready | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday 12pm | $96 per semester | 2nd-5th | 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.
Video Editing • Jason Garris
Tuesday 12:30pm | $96 per semester | Ages 12 & up
In the beginners class you will be introduced to the idea of story boarding and editing a film piece. You will gain a very basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will be able to showcase what they accomplished at the Elevate Finale. Max students: 5
Zumba • Amber Stephens
T/TH 1pm | Ages 10 & up | Donation
Elementary Art • Elisa Petree
Tuesday 1pm | $96 per semester | Grades 3rd- 5th | Aug-May
Every child is an ARTIST! 3rd-5th 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. This class is aimed towards high achieving 2nd graders through 5th grade.
Hip Hop 1 • Andrea
Tuesday 2pm | $96 per semester | Ages 7-12 | Jan-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!!!
Zumba • Amber Stephens
M/W/F 12pm | Ages 10 & up | Donation
Sign Language • Heather Biard | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday 1pm | $96 per semester | Aug-May
Beginning American Sign Language using The Joy of Signing by Lottie Riekehof. The student will have and introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes finger spelling and numbers. We will develop conversational ability and learn some basic ASL grammar. Students will be learning and using ASL in class and with assignments at home. Each student will finish the class with a short story and a basic introductory conversation.
Art II • Elisa Petree
Wednesday 2-3:30pm | $96 per semester | High School | 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.
Epic Writing/Film Music • Samantha Jones
Thursday 12:30pm | $128 per semester | 6th Grade & up
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!
Biology For High School (Life Science Lab) • Kier Klepzig
Friday 12pm | $128 per semester | High School | Aug-May
Biology is the study of life… everything we are and all the life around us. What makes our bodies tick? What threatens our health and happiness? What roles do creatures great and small play in our world? This class will use a dynamic combination of exciting, interactive online material, experiential lab periods, and field trips to understand the science of life. The classroom experience is an hour long lab that connects to the Standard Course of Study for 9th-12thgrade. This will be supplemented with one field trip per month to explore the natural world. Your student will DO and ‘get’ science. There is a lab fee of $20 to pay for cool scientific materials and specimens.
Zumba • Amber Stephens
M/W/F 12pm | Ages 10 & up | Donation
Beginning Wood Shop • Jeff Cox • Waitlist
Friday 2pm-4pm | $10 per lesson | High School | 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.