JR. HIGH CLASSES

Algebra 1

Ages: 13+ years old

Teacher:  Canaan Bowman

This course will prepare students with a study of basic Algebraic skills through historical, practical, and theoretical lenses. We will utilize the Math-U-See curriculum alongside other resources as needed.

*High school level class, available for Jr. High students.  Priced accordingly.*

Ancient History

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

Ages: 10-13 yrs. 

Ancient world cultures beginning at the beginning and going through the fall of Rome. Completion of this class will give your student the following high school credits: 1- Bible, 1/2- World History, 1/2 World Geography, 1/2 World Literature, 1/2 Art History (Next year we will complete this series with World History from Middle Ages to modern times.)

Printing Fee- $25, $45/family

 

Art History

Ages:  13+ years old

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will be studying art from early civilizations through modern times. They will build an art vocabulary, learn about art criticism, the operations of art history, and participate in studio activities giving them hands on experiences and appreciation for art through the ages.  Students will explore Ancient Greek art with their very own version of the Greek Olympics.  They will go on a virtual tour of Ancient Rome, build a Medieval castle, design Byzantine mosaics, create tiles found in the Ottoman empire, and participate in a mini Renaissance festival.  Students will design their own art history board game, paint in the style of the impressionists, and discover the art of the modern era (modern, postmodern, and contemporary.) Students will see the thread of creativity woven into each culture and time period. 

Earth Science

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

Ages: 10-13 yrs. 

Explore God’s creation of the land and skies with geology, astronomy, and meteorology.  Complete earth science and astronomy curriculum for 10-13 year olds which reveals God’s creation.  Students will need to purchase “Heaven & Earth: God’s Design” by Debby & Richard Lawrence. (student edition)

Family Unit Study

Ages: 5-11 years old

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

 This class will utilize unit studies (extensive study of one topic that integrates several subjects) to involve entire families. We will study a different topic every 4-6 weeks, and integrate social studies, science, language arts, math, Bible, music, art, etc.  The first week of each study parents are invited to join us for a kickoff and group discussion  during the first 30 minutes, so they will see the scope and direction in person.  For the rest of the first class & the succeeding classes in each study, students will break into 2 age groups, K-2 & 3-6 grades, for more focused study time, and then gather together for full group study and games, appropriate recipes or crafts, etc.  In this way, we hope to uniquely support and aid families to share learning at all their age levels.  **This class is 1 1/2 hours long each week.** 

Fractions, Decimals, & Percents

Ages: 10-13 years old

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

This class will use a combination of methods to engage as many senses as possible, including manipulatives, worksheets, videos and games.  Fall semester will focus on fractions; spring semester will focus first on decimals then percents and word problems.  Students will leave each week with work for 3 more days to bring back the following week to discuss in class.  You are ready for this class if you have studied long division. 

A printing fee of $20 is included.

Geometry

Teacher: Canaan Bowman

Ages: 13+years 

In this course students will advance their knowledge of Geometry concepts with emphasis on proofs and geometric constructions.  Students will also have practice in applying Algebra in Geometry problems to keep those skills well-polished.

*High school level class, available for Jr. High students.  Priced accordingly.*

Great Literary Classics

Teacher: Heather Anderson

Ages: 10-13 yrs.

This class will utilize novel studies of great literary classics, including Gulliver's Travels, Watership Down, Call of the Wild, Little Women, Swiss Family Robinson, Captain's Courageous, Oliver Twist, and the Prince and the Pauper.   The students will take active roles in learning through language, activities, writing, art, and cooperative and individual activities.  Students will be required to keep a three ring binder and perform reading and writing exercises at home. 

Intro to Engineering 2

Ages: 10-13

Teacher: Zach Henderson 

Is your child fascinated by science and love building things? Consider our Intro to Engineering for Kids class. We will explore various STEM topics through hands-on projects such as Lego robotics, simple bridge design, and other fun lessons.

Intro to Spanish 2

Ages: 10-12 years old

Teacher: Cara Gaetjens

 In this class students will build upon what they learned in Intro to Spanish 1. Students will continue to learn common words for items around the house, words to navigate their community and other basics that will help them to hold a basic conversation.  This class will also give students who desire to take Spanish I & II as a foreign language credit for high school an earlier foundation.

Jr High Composition & Mechanics

Teacher: Jennifer Wylie

Ages:  11-14 years old

Great writing begins with enthusiasm and a clear objective, but it also requires well-written sentences which lead the reader through a logical thought process, interesting journey or enjoyable experience.  Effective writing may preserve cherished memories, change hearts and minds, or motivate people to action. “The pen is mightier than the sword.”  The goal of this class is to strengthen basic writing skills and help students see themselves as competent writers to take on challenges.  We will have a variety of writing assignments, but we will also strengthen the foundational building blocks of good sentence and paragraph construction.  We will use literature as a springboard, along with speeches & poetry, and do some mini-lessons on grammar and mechanics. Students will be asked to make daily journal writing a habit to apply these skills and build fluency.

Logic

Teacher: Bryan Knowles

Ages: 12+ 

Using the popular books "The Fallacy Detective" and "The Thinking Toolbox", students will develop sound reasoning skills by learning about logical fallacies, types of arguments, and how to build and support an argument.  Assignments will include reading, writing, and testing.  Classroom teaching will be supplemented with examples from media and current events. 

Pre-Algebra

Ages:  11-14 years old

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

This course will ready students for high school math by introducing the basics of Algebra and Geometry, as well as reviewing and expanding basic arithmetic and fractions. 

Students must purchase the following book and bring it to class each week: Understanding Pre-Algebra Workbook by Terri Husted.