10 Years of Excellence

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Spring 2018 Schedule
Below is a "quick list" of classes. Scroll down for detailed class descriptions, fees and available spaces for each class.

First Period: (9:30-10:25 a.m.)
British Literature & Composition gr. 9-12, Research Paper / Term Paper gr. 10-12, Speech Communication & Public Speaking gr. 7-12, Psychology gr. 7-12, Literature & Creative Writing gr. 7-9, Study Hall gr. 7-12, Writing Wranglers (Creative Writing) gr. 5-6, Write On! (Creative Writing) gr. 3-4, Writing Roundtable (Creative Writing) gr. 1-2, Musical Mornings for Preschool-Kindergarten

Second Period: (10:30-11:25 a.m.)
P.E./Game Hour gr. 6-12, Spanish II gr. 9-12, Psychology gr. 7-12, Theatre/Drama gr. 7-12, Study Hall gr. 7-12, Computer Programming gr. 4-7, Elementary French gr. 4-6, Nifty 50: Fun with These United States gr. 1-4, LEGO™ Builders gr. 1-4, P.E./Game Hour gr. 1-5, Story Time & Activity for Preschool-Kindergarten

Third Period: (12:30-1:25 p.m.)
U.S. History gr. 9-12, British History gr. 7-12, Entrepreneurship: Business Basics gr. 9-12, Study Skills for High School and College gr. 7-12, U.S. History gr. 7-9, Study Hall gr. 7-12, U.S. History gr. 5-6, U.S. History gr. 3-4, U.S. History gr. 1-2, Fitness Fun (P.E./Playground) for Preschool-Kindergarten

Fourth Period: (1:30-2:25 p.m.)
Apologia's Advanced Biology (Human Anatomy & Physiology) gr. 10-12, Apologia's Marine Biology gr. 8-12, Apologia's Physical Science gr. 8-12, Earth Science gr. 7-12, Study Hall gr. 7-12, Up from the Garden and Down in the Dirt (Botany) gr. 5-6, Scientific Explorers (Natural Science) gr. 3-4, EveryBODY's Inside Out! (Anatomy) gr. 1-2, Little Chemists for Preschool-Kindergarten


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND FEES
Below are detailed class descriptions, fees and available spaces. Classes are categorized by period of the day.


********** FIRST PERIOD (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.) **********

BRITISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION Grades: 9-12
Time: First Period (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Credit: 1 for the year; 1/2 for semester
Cost: $15 for copies of literary excerpts, writing handouts, etc.
Required book: Novel and play excerpts, short stories and poems will be provided.
Supplies Required: Internet access and printer at home, binder, pencils, 3 different colored highlighters, bookbag

Available Spaces: 1

Description: Designed for the beginner to intermediate literature and composition student, this course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll. In this class, students will gain an appreciation for classic British literature while learning to analyze poems and stories and to develop and write critical-thinking essays. For composition, we will spend the first few weeks on a quick review of outlining, drafting and revising the standard 5-paragraph essay. During the course of the semester, students will write and revise three essays and four short-answer essays that they will encounter in college. Weekly homework assignments will include writing or revising their essays as well as reading, answering questions and defining literary terms. All essays will be graded using a standard essay rubric, but parents determine final grades and assign grammar, vocabulary and additional reading of classic British literature at home. (Note: Parents will need to pick up a syllabus at Registration because homework is due the first day of class.)


SPEECH COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC SPEAKING Grades: 7-12
Time: First Period (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Cost: $5
Credit: ½ for semester; 1 for year
Supplies: pen or pencil, paper, access to computer, internet, and dictionary

Available Spaces: 3

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll for spring. Some people are born speakers; others are not. This semester we will dive into the world of public speaking. Students will learn how to prepare to speak, research their subject, organize their presentation, and present their speech. They will present to the class an informative speech, a persuasive speech, and a special occasion speech as well as learn how to use visual aids in their presentations. The students will also divide into two groups and debate a subject. This will allow students to gain knowledge in making presentations in groups. At the end of the semester, the goal is to have students ready for any speaking opportunity they may face.


PSYCHOLOGY grades 7-12
Time: First Period (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Cost: $6 for the printing of quiz sheets and handouts
Credits: (For high school only) 1 per the year, ½ per one semester
Text: No text book required.
Supplies Needed: Internet access at home, notebook, paper, and pencils/pens for taking notes and writing reports

Available Spaces: FULL (NOTE: There is another Psychology class at second period with available spaces.)

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll for spring. This class will instruct the students in the basic study of Psychology and its related branches. Students will gain an insight into the varied fields of psychology and come to see how the branches of the Psychology tree help humans in the attempt to “know ourselves”. This course will help the students to see how mental processes affect behavior. Sensation-perception, motivation, emotion, spirituality, learning and thinking will all be addressed as factors of our psychological selves. Statistical analysis will be touched upon as it relates to the gathering of psychological data. The differences between psychoanalysis and behaviorist theories will be touched on, and environment verses inheritance will be covered. A Christian perspective will be used in order to define our basic and spiritual needs. A syllabus will be given at registration with clear assignments for the semester. This course will encourage family conversations on how we come to “know ourselves” as we relate to others. It will be fun for the students and their families.


LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING grades 7-9
Time: First Period (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Cost: $8
Credit: ½ for semester; 1 for year (only for 9th graders who complete the extra assignments)
Required Text: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Required Supplies: Internet Access at home, Computer & Printer at home, Notebook, Pens or Pencils, Highlighters, Book bag

Available Spaces: 1

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll for spring. As promised during fall semester, we will continue our study of Narnia with Prince Caspian during spring semester. As students analyze the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia, they will learn various elements of literature such as theme, symbolism, and allegory. Each week students will read two chapters and a handout and answer questions in preparation for class discussion; if students have already read the book, they do not have to read it again unless they need to refresh their memory to answer a homework question. Students will engage in various forms of creative writing, such as poems, descriptive paragraphs, reports, and short stories. Occasionally, writing assignments will be given during the week, but most writing will be started during class. Not all creative writing will be graded, but those that are will be graded using a standard rubric. Parents will determine final grades. Parents should assign grammar, vocabulary and additional reading at home during the week.

STUDY HALL Grades: 7-12
Time: First Period (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Cost: $0 (but still prepare an envelope for Registration)
Supplies Required: Student's own books and materials to study or read quietly

Available Spaces: 2

Description: Study Hall is a No Cell Phone Zone. It is designed for those high school students taking two or three non-consecutive classes and needing somewhere to go during their free period. This way, high school students may stay all day without having to take unnecessary classes. Study Hall is exclusively for working or reading independently and quietly; it is not a “hangout” time.

WRITING WRANGLERS (Creative Writing) Grades: 5-6
Time: First Period, 9:30 - 10:25 a.m.
Cost: $4
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 2

Description: Students will play word games and experiment with different forms of creative writing. We will discuss a variety of grammar skills and other elements demonstrated in good writing. Students will not have required homework. The nature of the schedule provides ample time to complete projects in class.

WRITE ON! (Creative Writing) Grades: 3-4
Time: First Period, 9:30 - 10:25 a.m.
Cost: $7
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 2

Description: Write On makes writing fun for everyone! New and returning students will dig deeper into the world of writing to get those creative juices flowing. We'll learn about story elements, collaboration, effective use of parts of speech, figurative language, journaling and so much more through activities and games designed to get students excited about putting pencil to paper.


WRITING ROUNDTABLE (Creative Writing) Grades: 1-2
Time: First Period, 9:30 - 10:25 a.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This semester we will learn how to take various words and make a complete sentence through the use of fun worksheets. We will complete secret message puzzles, write acrostic and alliteration poems, and have crafts and/or games at the end of each class. NOTE: Your child MUST have a book bag to put their class work and crafts in to take home.


MUSICAL MORNINGS Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten
Cost: $3
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Let's make a joyful noise this semester! This class is designed to introduce music and musical terms to your little entertainer using song, games, crafts, etc. We will learn to play a variety of instruments and even make a few of our own! We will be learning how to play “Jesus Loves Me” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” on the Boomwhackers (tube instruments) and performing them at the end of the semester!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is open only to siblings of older students enrolled in co-op. Students must be 3 years old by February 1, 2018, fully potty-trained, and not need naps.


********** SECOND PERIOD (10:30 – 11:25 a.m.) **********

P.E./GAME HOUR Grades 6-12
(PE outside, board games inside during inclement weather)
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Credit: 1 (½ for fall and ½ for spring) 
Cost: $5 for equipment
Supplies Required: None, but dress appropriately (sneakers, etc.)

Available Spaces: 4

Description: Classes will begin with a short health/nutrition tip and a challenge for the week. Then, we will engage in a variety of activities, including stretches & fitness workouts, and team sports/games such as dodge ball, basketball, soccer, flag football, gaga pit, etc. During inclement weather, we will do indoor activities. Students should come dressed and ready to move and have fun every week!

SPANISH II Grades: 9-12
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $20 for workbooks, copies, etc.
Credit: 1 for the year
Pre-requisite: approximately one year of Spanish
Text (provided by teacher): Arriba, Comunicacion y Cultura 5th edition, Zayas-Bazan, Bacon, Nibert, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2007 ISBN: 0135136369 (NOTE: Textbooks are on loan only and MUST be returned to Mrs. Clarissa if a student drops out of the class and/or co-op, or at the completion of the school year. Students are not allowed to write in or highlight in the textbook, but may take notes on their own paper and take the textbooks home each week. Students MUST bring textbooks to class for use each week. Handouts are the students' to keep; thus, writing on photocopies is permitted.) 

Required Supplies: Computer, printer and Internet access at home, pencil, paper, a 3-ring notebook, 16 divider tabs for the notebook

Available Spaces: FULL

Class Description: New students may not sign up for spring semester. Most of this class will be working alongside the teachers carefully and thoroughly. We will follow the textbook in the order that it is written to build a very solid foundation in the Spanish language. Computer internet access is required as students will have weekly homework assignments to be submitted to the teachers before the next class period. Students will also have worksheets & textbook work to supplement and facilitate learning as well. Once a month, the class will break from language review to focus on a cultural survey of selected Spanish speaking countries. Señor Ojeda-Adams (Ms. Clarissa's father who hails from Yucatan, Mexico) will also visit for a show & tell presentation on Mexico. Homework will be given every week, and we ask, for the benefit of your student and the others in the class, that your student give the upcoming school year his or her genuine best effort to learn as much Spanish as he or she can. (Note: Parents will need to pick up a syllabus at Registration because homework is due the first day of class.)

PSYCHOLOGY Grades 7-12
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $6 for the printing of quiz sheets and handouts
Credits: (For high school only) 1 per the year, ½ per one semester
Text: No text book required.
Supplies Needed: Internet access at home, notebook, paper, and pencils/pens for taking notes and writing reports

Available Spaces: 5

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll for spring. This class will instruct the students in the basic study of Psychology and its related branches. Students will gain an insight into the varied fields of psychology and come to see how the branches of the Psychology tree help humans in the attempt to “know ourselves”. This course will help the students to see how mental processes affect behavior. Sensation-perception, motivation, emotion, spirituality, learning and thinking will all be addressed as factors of our psychological selves. Statistical analysis will be touched upon as it relates to the gathering of psychological data. The differences between psychoanalysis and behaviorist theories will be touched on, and environment verses inheritance will be covered. A Christian perspective will be used in order to define our basic and spiritual needs. A syllabus will be given at registration with clear assignments for the semester. This course will encourage family conversations on how we come to “know ourselves” as we relate to others. It will be fun for the students and their families.


THEATRE / DRAMA Grades 7-12
Time: Second Period (10:30 – 11:25 a.m.)
Cost: $12
Credits: 1 for year; 1/2 for semester for high school only
Supplies Required: None

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may enroll for spring. Theater/Drama class focuses on developing basic performance skills and having a great time doing it! Theater games and exercises will teach students to explore, observe, listen, learn teamwork and focus. In each class we will cover a different aspect of putting on a show: Auditions, casting, set and costume design, blocking, etc. During the rehearsal process students work on speech, movement, character development and learn basic stagecraft. They will also learn to work together toward a common goal. Students who prefer not to be on stage can learn about assistant directing, stage management and stage crew. Finally, we will perform our play for our friends and family during Week 13.

STUDY HALL Grades: 7-12
Time: Second Period (10:30 – 11:25 a.m.)
Cost: $0 (but still prepare an envelope for Registration)
Supplies Required: Student's own books and materials to study or read quietly

Available Spaces: 1

Description: Study Hall is a No Cell Phone Zone. It is designed for those high school students taking two or three non-consecutive classes and needing somewhere to go during their free period. This way, high school students may stay all day without having to take unnecessary classes. Study Hall is exclusively for working or reading independently and quietly; it is not a “hangout” time.

SCRATCH COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Grades 4-7
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $5
Text: None
Required supplies: Laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with internet access, Scratch 2 Office Editor from https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/, and Notebook and Pencil.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This course is designed for the beginner programming student, so new students may enroll for spring semester. We will learn some of the basics about computers and then we'll dive in to programming with Scratch! Students will learn what a "program" is and how to create their own programs using the Scratch programming language. We'll learn about the Scratch programming environment, graphics, animation, sound, procedures, variables, and decision logic. We'll use time in class to write programs that reinforce programming principles the student is learning. Homework will be optional, but don't be surprised if your student wants to do it. Students will need a laptop (Windows or Mac) and internet access. Please download and install the Scratch 2 Office Editor here: https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/

Note: In order to save precious class time, students should have their computers set up and ready to go by the first day of class. Students will need an account with Scratch. Please visit https://scratch.mit.edu/ and click the "Join Scratch" link. Please bring your student's laptop to registration if you have any questions about setup.

ELEMENTARY FRENCH Grades 4-6
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $7

Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 4

Description: Pack your bags and travel with us to France every Tuesday! Returning students will continue to expand their vocabulary and new students will start developing their French skills on day one. Everybody will become immersed in this beautiful language by translating French for reading, practicing French conversations and learning about the French culture from a tourist's point of view. À bientôt! See you soon!

NIFTY 50: FUN WITH THESE UNITED STATES grades 1-4
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 3

Description: Pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime as we learn about all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We will look at interesting facts about each state including nicknames, state birds and what makes each state famous as we do fun crafts and activities. Each student will receive a coloring page of each state we study. Get ready to be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of these United States!

LEGO BUILDERS Grades 1-4
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $2 returning students; $10 new students (includes required kit)
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 4

Description: Students will learn about all aspects of LEGO building. They will work cooperatively to build and present creations. They will work with a partner to create something new each week and present to the class together. They will also have FUN together through LEGO games and activities. Games will include things such as BINGO and tower building. They will also enjoy plenty of free build time, so we can see those creative imaginations! This is purely a "hands on" class – no pencils or paper required! Each child will receive his or her own LEGO build kit to use throughout the year then keep at the very end! (*New students are required to pay a $10 class fee for the LEGO build kit. Each child needs this required set as there are certain pieces they will need to complete class projects. As with returning students, they will keep the build set at the end of the semester!)

P.E./GAME HOUR Grades 1-5
(PE outside, board games inside during inclement weather)
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $4 for water, cups, and PE equipment
Supplies Required: None, but dress appropriately (sneakers, etc.)

Available Spaces: 4

Description: This class will play fun, organized outdoor games! During inclement weather, we will remain inside to play "indoor" games. Good attitudes toward teamwork and peers will be emphasized. All students who enroll are expected to participate in class activities.

STORY TIME AND ACTIVITY Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten
Time: Second Period, 10:30 - 11:25 a.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.
Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Dr. Seuss extraordinaire, we will read one of his wonderful books each week, create a craft and play a game!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is open only to siblings of older students enrolled in co-op. Students must be 3 years old by February 1, 2018, fully potty-trained, and not need naps.


********** THIRD PERIOD (12:30 – 1:25 P.m.) **********

U.S. HISTORY Grades 9-12
Time: Third Period (12:30 – 1:25 p.m.)
Cost: $5
Credits: 1 for the year; 1/2 for the semester
Required Book: Exploring America by Notgrass Vol. 2 (Books will be provided to students)
Required Resources: Computer with internet access (at home); MS Word; Printer (at home)

Available Spaces: 3

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may still enroll. This college-prep high school U.S. History course will cover Reconstruction through the present time. Students will learn how to critically consider and discuss important events, people, and places related to U.S. history using Exploring America by Ray Notgrass. The 2-volume curriculum is a survey of history from the time of the Native Americans and the first European explorers to the 21st century, including the George W. Bush Administration. It discusses actions and developments on the national level, especially involving the Federal government, as well as issues and events in American culture. During this spring semester course, we will utilize only Volume 2 of the Exploring America curriculum, which is a focus on the late 1800s to the present day. (NOTE: Books will be provided.) Students will be responsible for reading the assigned material, answering related questions, doing required research and being prepared to participate in class activities and discussions. (NOTE: Although the Notgrass curriculum is designed for students to earn 3 credits (History, English & Bible), we will ONLY focus on the history assignments for class purposes. Parents may choose to have their students complete the entire curriculum outside of class.)


BRITISH HISTORY Grades 7-12
Time: Third Period, 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Cost: $6 for printing quiz sheets and handouts
Credits: (For high school only) 1 per the year, ½ per one semester
Text: No text book required. The internet will be a major source, thus students will need internet access. The following web site will be very important: http://www.britannia.com/history/h6f.html

British History books including the one listed below are available for purchase online for very nominal fees. The following book will be used to develop class discussions:
The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History by Rebecca Fraser
Multiple books, sources and handouts will be used in class.
Supplies Needed: Every student will need a notebook, paper, and pencils/pens for taking notes in class. Written reports can be print, cursive or typed. Personal computers will help with research.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may still enroll. This class will instruct the students in a historical overview of British History. Students will learn about events, persons, and places related to the long and glorious history of the British people. Four time periods of British civilization will be covered each semester. During the Fall and Spring we will cover from ancient Britain to the modern United Kingdom. Students who complete both semesters will gain an overview of knowledge concerning British History that will aid them in any future studies in this area. History will be made fun, and historical figures will be interrelated to events in a way that they can be understood and remembered. This course will encourage further learning of history and will be fun for the students and their families.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BUSINESS BASICS Grades: 9-12
Time: Third Period (12:30 – 1:25 p.m.)
Cost: $5
Credits: 1/2 for the semester; 1 for the year
Texts (not required): Business By the Book by Larry Burkett and Alpha Omega Small Business Entrepreneurship Elective (available in Monarch and SOS). NOTE: While the texts are not required, the Alpha Omega curriculum includes tests that parents may use for evaluation.
Supplies: Computer, Internet access, transportation to complete assignments at times. Presentation software may be helpful.

Available Spaces: 5

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may still enroll. Think you want to own your own business? Ready to be your own boss? Learn the good and the bad of business ownership as well as the skills and responsibilities necessary for running a successful business. The course will continue to overview business principles from a Biblical perspective. Lessons will explore business marketing, including advertising design and methods as well as management and employment issues. Students will research entrepreneurs to learn how they have been successful. Classes will consist of discussions based on homework assignments. In addition to the texts suggested, many handouts and forms will be distributed in class for review and completion.


STUDY SKILLS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE Grades: 7-12
Time: Third Period (12:30 – 1:25 p.m.)
Cost: $9
Credits: 1 for the year; 1/2 for the semester (**Optional: New students can finish the first half of the book over the summer for a full credit.)
Required Text: Study Strategies Made Easy by Leslie Davis ($15.77 on Amazon.com) ISBN-13: 978-1886941038 ISBN-10: 1886941033
Supplies Needed: 2 packs of 3x5 or similar sized index cards, 2 different colored highlighters, notebook, paper, pencils

Available Spaces: 4

Description: This course continues for spring semester, but new students may still enroll. Student-directed activities will develop good study skills for junior high and high school students' future high school and college years. Students will discover their best learning style and learn how to get organized, read more effectively, write good notes, take tests, and study efficiently. Three tests will be given in class to give students a chance to practice studying for and taking a test.

U.S. HISTORY Grades 7-9
Time: Third Period (12:30 – 1:25 p.m.)
Cost: $14 for all handouts, project supplies, and candy for prizes
Credit: 1/2 for the semester, and 1 for the year (for high school only)
Text: Exploring America by Ray Notgrass (required only for high school students)
Supplies: Access to Internet and printer at home, notebook, looseleaf paper, pencils, blue or black ink pen, colored pencils, glue stick, 2 highlighters in 2 different colors

Available Spaces: 2

Description: For spring semester we continue the focus of HIStory in America! New students may sign up. We will explore God's hand in the development of the United States from 1877 to the present and the influences of history on our country today. We hope to provoke the students to think and analyze history, not just memorize facts and dates. Homework will include 1-3 pages of handouts or Internet pages to read and 3-5 questions to facilitate class discussion or debate. Additional weekly research, map work and vocabulary will be assigned periodically. Purchase of Exploring America by Ray Notgrass is not necessary, but the syllabus will include optional chapters for students who wish to earn high school credit and for families who wish to complete the book at home. Class work will include a class timeline as well as group discussions, hands-on activities, simulations, and student-led demonstrations. Also, we will participate in the co-op “Roaring Twenties” Feast with our own projects and costumes. NOTE: Parents will need to pick up a syllabus at registration because homework is due the first day of class.

STUDY HALL Grades: 7-12
Time: Third Period (12:30 – 1:25 p.m.)
Cost: $0 (but still prepare an envelope for Registration)
Supplies Required: Student's own books and materials to study or read quietly

Available Spaces: 2

Description: Study Hall is a No Cell Phone Zone. It is designed for those high school students taking two or three non-consecutive classes and needing somewhere to go during their free period. This way, high school students may stay all day without having to take unnecessary classes. Study Hall is exclusively for working or reading independently and quietly; it is not a “hangout” time.

U.S. HISTORY Grades 5-6
Time: Third Period, 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Spring semester we will continue to learn about U.S. History through hands-on activities and discussions. We will study U.S. History from 1877 until the modern age of space travel. We will look into American Indians and pioneer life. We will touch on both World Wars and Civil Rights. We will look at the Cold War and space exploration. We will use a variety of resources to explore historical events and periods.

U.S. HISTORY Grades 3-4
Time: Third Period, 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 4

Description: In this class, we will be utilizing various curriculums including "America the Beautiful" by Notgrass, but books are not required by students. We will have fun with hands-on activities, games and crafts as we combine geography, literature and history of our great nation! We will focus on major events of each time period. The goal for the students is to give them a visual memory timeline so when they hear of a particular period, they can recall certain events and facts.

U.S. HISTORY Grades 1-2
Time: Third Period, 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Cost: $6
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: We will continue to learn about U.S. History through the use of stories, coloring pages and games. At the end of each class, we will complete a fun craft. Our goal is to bring history "alive" for the children, teaching them that learning history is not just about memorizing people and dates. History can be lots of fun to learn, and hopefully we can pass that to our children so we all can have a great time together this semester! NOTE: Your child MUST have a book bag to put their class work and crafts in to take home.

FITNESS FUN Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten
Time: Third Period, 12:30 - 1:25 p.m.
Cost: $3 for water, cups, snacks, balls, cones, etc.
Supplies Required: None, but dress appropriately
Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Children will have a blast in the great outdoors participating in obstacle courses and games such as beanbag toss and catch for the first half of class, then we will set them free to play on the playground! On rainy days, we will enjoy indoor games and imaginary play.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is open only to siblings of older students enrolled in co-op. Students must be 3 years old by February 1, 2018, fully potty-trained, and not need naps.


********** FOURTH PERIOD (1:30 – 2:25 P.m.) **********

APOLOGIA'S ADVANCED BIOLOGY with LAB Grades 9-12
(HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY)
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Cost: $25 for dissection specimens, blood sampling kits, etc.
Credit: 1 1/2 (1 for class and 1/2 for lab for the year)
Pre-requisite: Biology
Required Texts (2):Apologia's The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Wile (either First or Second Edition) and The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kaplan, 5th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-61865-598-1
Optional: Solutions and Test Manual (highly recommended!!!)
Optional: Multimedia Companion CD
Required Supplies: lab notebook, color pencils, bookbag

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This Advanced Placement course will continue to cover the 11 systems of the human body, so new students may enroll if they have completed Modules 1-10 before Registration in early February. Class time will focus on completing the microscope experiments and dissections. Students will be expected to complete reading, vocabulary, "own your own" questions, unit reviews, and detailed coloring pages at home. Teachers will conduct periodic spot checks, but the parent is responsible for making sure her own child completes assignments and for administering tests at parent's discretion. Students will be required to maintain a detailed lab notebook of each experiment. Lab partners will be assigned by teachers. This is a very demanding course. Please make sure your student is prepared for the heavy workload at home to get the most out of this class. Modules 7-10 must be completed at home during the winter break, and we will cover Modules 11-16 during spring semester. (NOTES: This course will include units on human reproduction and four modules to be completed over winter break at home. If parents want their child to take the Advanced Placement exam, parents are responsible for making arrangements. Go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-biology/about-the-exam for more information.)


MARINE BIOLOGY with LAB Grades 8-12
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Cost: $5
Credit: 1 1/2 (1 for class and 1/2 for lab for the year)
Pre-requisite: Algebra I
Texts (2): Apologia's Exploring Creation with Marine Biology by Jay Wile; Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Marine Biology (optional, but recommended)
Required Supplies: 3-ring binder, 6 dividers, paper, pencils

Available Spaces: 3

Description: New students may enroll if they have completed Modules 1-10 before Registration in early February or if they plan to complete the modules at home over Summer 2018. This course concentrates on marine wildlife and habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. The student will also learn about the anatomy of many macroscopic marine creatures such as clams, starfish, and sharks. The student will then learn how these creatures and their physical surroundings form marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries, coral reefs, continental shelf communities, epipelagic communities, and deep-ocean communities. The course ends with a study of marine resources and our relationship with the sea. Students will be expected to complete reading, vocabulary, "own your own" questions, and study guide questions at home during the week. NOTE: Modules 7-10 MUST be completed at home during the winter break, and we will cover Modules 11-16 during spring semester.


APOLOGIA'S PHYSICAL SCIENCE with LAB Grades 8-12
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Credit: 1 1/2 (1 for class and 1/2 for lab for the year)
Cost: $10
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra
Required Texts: Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition book and the accompanying Solutions and Tests book by Dr. Jay Wile. Note: If you already have the 1st edition, it is up to you as to whether you want to purchase the 2nd edition. There have been some changes made, such as: 1) more colorful illustrations and higher quality drawings, 2) more experiments, with some changes to existing ones to make them more interesting and easier to perform, and 3) an appendix that contains questions covering the entire course with answers provided in the solutions and tests manual.
Supplies Required: Pen and pencil, Small ruler, Graph Paper, Scientific graphing calculator, 3-ring binder, 5 Notebook Dividers to be used for: lab reports, handouts, and completed assignments from each module (answers from “On Your Own” questions and Study Guides)

Available Spaces: 3

Description: New students may enroll if they complete Modules 1-10 by Registration in early February or plan to complete them over Summer 2018. Modules 7-10 must be completed at home by returning students during the winter break, and we will cover Modules 11-16 in the spring semester. This course covers topics such as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. Students will be required to read the assigned pages for the week and answer all the “On Your Own” questions, as well as complete the Study Guide at the end of each Module. Students will need to memorize the vocabulary words that are stated in the study guide. We will go over their work in class and do fun experiments. The experiments will reinforce the concepts learned that week. Due to time constraints, tests will not be administered during class. (NOTE: Homework is due on first day of class!! Parent(s) must pick up syllabus at registration.)

Important Parental Notes:
1. Apologia’s Physical Science covers a lot of interesting and detailed information, far too much to be taught in one hour per week. Therefore, it is critically important that parents take an active role in the home portion of the class. This includes making sure that your child fully comprehends the concepts covered and that all assigned work is completed. This will ensure their full participation in all class discussions and experiments.

2. Algebra concepts will be used in this course. Generally, your child should be able to work with fractions, calculate rates and apply general equations and unit multipliers. Dr. Wile explains how to use unit multipliers in Module 1. The author recommends that students complete a pre-algebra course before starting this program.


EARTH SCIENCE Grades 7-12
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Text: None. Internet access required.
Supplies Needed: Internet access, notebook, paper, pencils, colored pencils

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: This course continues for spring semeser, but new students may enroll. We'll cover science directly affecting our planet, Earth, in the spring. For homework each week, students will answer questions, look up terms, read text from web sites or watch videos, so Internet access is required. Engaging experiments and hands-on activities during class will reinforce the concepts from homework and help students develop lab skills needed to perform and analyze experiments. Optional additional homework assignments will allow students in 9th grade and above to earn high school credit. During winter break, returning students will have six lessons to do on their own by February. (Note: Parents will need to pick up a syllabus at Registration because homework is due the first class.)


STUDY HALL Grades: 7-12
Time: Fourth Period (1:30 – 2:25 p.m.)
Cost: $0 (but still prepare an envelope for Registration)
Supplies Required: Student's own books and materials to study or read quietly

Available Spaces: 2

Description: Study Hall is a No Cell Phone Zone. It is designed for those high school students taking two or three non-consecutive classes and needing somewhere to go during their free period. This way, high school students may stay all day without having to take unnecessary classes. Study Hall is exclusively for working or reading independently and quietly; it is not a “hangout” time.

UP FROM THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT Grades: 5-6
(BOTANY)
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Join us as we learn about the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants using Apologia's Botany textbook. We will discuss the role of butterflies, bees, and trees in God's amazing creation. We will also learn about many different kinds of plants and where they belong in the plant classification system. We will incorporate many hands-on activities and projects using easy-to-find household items that will truly make the lessons come alive! We will record interesting facts and vocabulary terms in our own personal journals! So come on, let's GROW!


SCIENTIFIC EXPLORERS Grades: 3-4
(NATURAL SCIENCE)
Time: Fourth Period (1:30 – 2:25 p.m.)
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: 5

Description: In this class we will explore science by becoming scientists! We will learn to follow the scientific method for the many science experiments that we will do throughout the semester, and we will keep a scientific folder of all the experiments we cover. Some of the experiments we will explore are Mirror Magic, Tricks of Light, Fun with Magnets, and many more!

EVERYBODY'S INSIDE OUT Grades: 1-2
(ANATOMY)
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Cost: $8
Supplies Required: Notebook, paper, pencils, bookbag. All other supplies will be provided.

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: Have you ever wondered what happens to your food after you eat it? Or why does your body cover some injuries with scabs? And why does your heart beat? We will explore the human body and answer all these questions and more. Anatomy, the study of the human body, is important because we live in our bodies, and God created our bodies with purpose. We will learn all about how God designed our bodies to work and how we are more than just a human body! NOTE: Your child MUST have a book bag to put their class work and crafts in to take home.

LITTLE CHEMISTS Grades: Preschool – Kindergarten
Time: Fourth Period, 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.
Cost: $5
Supplies Required: Bookbag, notebook, paper, pencils. All other supplies will be provided.
Optional: An oversized shirt to protect clothing

Available Spaces: FULL

Description: We will introduce our little chemists to the wonders of God's world through hands-on experiments, books, coloring pages, and activities. Experiments will cover everything from science in nature, to safety at home, and to chemical reactions in fun ways kids can understand.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is open only to siblings of older students enrolled in co-op. Students must be 3 years old by February 1, 2018, fully potty-trained, and not need naps.



Full Classes
We keep our classes small, usually 5-10 students depending on subject matter, so some classes may fill up. Don't let that discourage you! You can sign up all day or just for one, two or three classes while you wait on spaces in a full class. Also, siblings of high school students and children of team teachers have priority, so if you have a high schooler or if you offer to team teach a class, your child is eligible for any possible reserved spaces. Email us to find out. Plus, so many things happen over summer and winter breaks that openings will likely crop up when you least expect them. We can place you on the waiting list and notify you if an opening becomes available, so email us soon!

Fees
Academy Days Co-op aims to be affordable, so no one at co-op gets paid. Class fees pay for supplies only. Individual class fees usually range from $1 to $18, but average about $8, and are for the entire semester, not per week nor per month. The $75 family registration fee covers insurance, facility rental and general co-op supplies; however, we offer several discounts that can be combined to reduce the total. In fact, most families pay only about $20 or less! All fees are due and payable in cash at Registration & Orientation two weeks before the start of each semester. Click here for more information on fees and discounts.

Team Teachers
All classes have what we call "team teachers" (two or three teachers) to ensure a low teacher-student ratio. Our teachers are fellow homeschooling parents with a degree, special knowledge, work experience or passion for the subject that they want to share with students. You do NOT have to teach a class to enroll your child, but team teaching just one class holds your child's spots all day and earns an extra discount! Also, you do not have to team teach your own child's class.

Registration
To sign up, email carren(at)outlookacademy(dot)com with your name, city, phone, children's names, ages, grades, and what classes they would like. If you miss the deadline, we will put you on the early notification list for the following semester.

 

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