Classes for 14 +

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Acrylic Painting – FULL

Teacher: Ken Wright
Day: Thursday
Fee: $145 or 3 payments of $50

Description: See multiage listings for a description.

Beginner Group Guitar

Teacher: Maria Fischer
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $140 or 3 payments of $50
This is a year-long course.

Description: See multiage listings for a description.

Beginning Knitting

Teacher: Wendy Inman
Co-Teacher: Leah Ashby
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45

Description: See multiage listings for a description

Chess

Teacher: Kala Dawson
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $140 or 3 payments of $50

Description: see multiage listings for a description.

CSI Math

Teacher: Cynthia Dise
Day: Thursday
Fee: 120 or 3 payments of $45

Description:  This class will be a great supplement to your Algebra 2 curriculum!  Solve mysteries and puzzles while we cover concepts from Algebra 2 and Trig.  Students do not need to know Algebra 2 or Trig to take this class.

Drama 101: Concept and Discovery – FULL

Teacher: Tess Mitton
Co-Teacher: Stephanie Waggoner
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $280 or 3 payments of $100
This is a year-long course with classes in January.

Description: See multiage listings for a description.

Forensic Science

Teacher: Sarah Pope
Day: Thursday
Fee: $175 or 3 payments of $60

Kindle your fascination for sleuthing with this crime solving class. Join the investigation as we study the various branches of forensic science. We might be a crime scene investigator securing the scene and collecting evidence, or a forensic archeologist excavating a clandestine grave. From pathology to finger print analysis; this class is perfect for any student interested in becoming a forensic scientist. Homework assignments include reading, extension questions from the class and internet research projects. Class will be assessed with weekly quizzes.

High School Biology – FULL

Teacher: Karen Kowalski
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $280 or 3 payments of $100
This is a year-long course.

Description: This class is a two-semester class that will use the Miller Levine biology textbook and will satisfy one high school biology (with lab) credit.  In the fall semester, we will explore such topics as biochemistry, evolution, genetics, and cell biology; we will explore ecology, and plant and animal organismal biology in the spring in the second half of the course.
It will be necessary for the student to read Chapter 1 of the textbook before class, and there will be light reading of a real book in the January interim, as well (although we will not be meeting during the January term).  The class will meet two days/week; on one day we will discuss the weekly readings or prepare for the lab exercise, and the second day will be reserved for lab activities. Written, optional tests will be offered at regular intervals.

Students will need to purchase the textbook used on Amazon; all laboratory activities and supplies will be provided by me at no additional cost. This class requires a substantial amount of independent outside work.

NOTE: Thursday’s class will start at 9:00

Java Programming

Teacher: Cynthia Dise
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $140 or 3 payments of $50
This is a year-long course.

Description: Learn the Java programming language while you also learn how to build a Java application.  Students will learn about project design, object-oriented programming, console applications, graphics applications and many elements of the Java language. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process. No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (simple editing, file maintenance, understanding directory structures, working on the Internet) is expected.  Students do not need to be fast typers, but should be comfortable using a keyboard.

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Open Inquiry

Teacher: Cynthia Dise
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45

Description: This is a Project Based Learning class. Students will gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges. There will be group work involved. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation for an audience. Students will research, read, write, role play and collaborate in many different fields or topics: science, language arts, civics, government, resume writing, Colonial times, and inventors.  The number of projects we do depends on how long or how involved the students are in each one.

The Island: Somewhere in the Pacific is a mysterious island. Government officials claim it doesn’t exist. The urban legends say horrific experiments took place. Others claim monsters roam the land. Luckily for students, they’re being asked to find out exactly what has happened on The Island. This project is considered a “create your own adventure” and each student’s overall project will be different and unique depending on their levels and interests. The overall objective is for students to create a story filled with characters, creatures, adventures, and depth progressing through the tasks and objectives they are presented with. Some of the specific tasks include: creating budgets, making inferences, understanding contracts, area, perimeter, volume, creating characters and details, and problem solving.

Other possible projects involve: Colonial Jobs, The Toxic Ooze Mystery, and Inventor of the 19th Century

Show Me the Money!

Teacher: Patricia Richman
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45

Description: Do you feel like a “young, dumb, broke highschool kid?” No more! Come to Show Me the Money! and learn how to be a young, smart, rich highschool kid! In this personal finance class we will start with making decisions and making money, cover credit, credit cards, cars and college along the way, and wrap up with saving, investing, and stock market simulations. There will be 1-2 hours of homework each week. Also, I firmly believe that we all learn best by “doing.” This means that the parents of the teens in this class agree to three months of guidance and dialogue at home as their highschool student *writes all the checks, does all the online banking, balances the budget, pays the mortgage, helps to choose which debt to pay off first, and decides how much to contribute to charity.* It’s time to manage this tool effectively, and Show Me the Money! (13 year olds welcome.)

Spanish 1

Teacher: Stephanie Cady
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $280 or 3 payments of $100
This is a year-long course.

Description: This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture, emphasizing the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language is presented within the context of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world and its culture. In addition to a text, some technology will be used to enhance the topics covered.
Students will learn to perform a variety of language functions: to list, to ask questions, to describe, to give and follow directions, to narrate and to express opinions.
Students should expect to become familiar with common vocabulary words, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations, respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, and analyze and compare cultural events. ( this is very basic, with the idea that the student will grow to like and appreciate the language over the first 2 semesters)

Supernatural Creatures and Folklore

Teacher: Cameron Hopkins
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45

Description: From angels to demons, witches to vampires, and supernatural weaponry to mystical languages, let’s look into paranormal legends and lore such as those featured on the television show Supernatural.  Students will explore otherworldly beings that have haunted human imagination for centuries. Light homework may include reading articles and watching videos or television shows.

Thematic Thinking through Short Stories and Poems

Teacher: Dawn Keckley
Day: Tuesday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45
Description: Through reading short stories and poetry, we will see how short works can provoke deep thought.  We will consider themes such as social class structure, racism, women’s rights, war, mental illness, self-image, time, religion, community, life and death, relationships, and more. It must be noted that we will deal with some mature themes.  While we will not spend class time debating these issues, we will discuss what we think the author is saying and the effect it has on us.

Students will read and annotate assigned literature throughout the week. Students will note major themes and write a brief response in their journals. The teacher will post links on Google Classroom to audiovisual material that will enhance understanding of readings.  Class time will be reserved for discussion. Students will also present a poetry reading at the end of each semester.

Grade will be based on level of participation in class and extent of interaction with materials.

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Watercolor Pencil & Painting

Teacher: Ken Wright
Day: Thursday
Fee: $145 or 3 payments of $55

Description: See multiage listings for a description.

Woodworking 101

Teacher: Stephanie Waggoner
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $250 or 3 payments of $90

Description: See multiage listings for a description.

World History – FULL

Teacher: Cameron Hopkins
Day: Thursday
Fee: $120 or 3 payments of $45

Description: This course will be a survey of World History covering mankind’s growth and development from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Students will discuss cultural characteristics that have been passed on by ancient civilizations. By learning about the accomplishments and struggles of past cultures, students will understand the nature of historical change and gain perspective on the world today.  Using maps, pictures, stories, and other resources, students will develop competence in historical comprehension and analysis. In order to be prepared for class discussion or review class topics, homework expectations will be about an hour per week.