Class Descriptions West Center Campus

Class Descriptions

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Most classes are 50 minutes long and have additional charges for class fees, which are non-refundable. Tuition covers the entire semester and is not a monthly charge. Supplies and books should be purchased by students prior to class. Ages listed are only suggestions (with some exceptions); parents should make the final determination. Feel free to ask for guidance, if needed.

ACT Test Preparation(ages 13-18) A one-semester class Kevin Burge
Students learn tips, strategies, and plenty of essential English, math, reading, and science review. Math will receive particular emphasis. Students will gain a competitive advantage by becoming familiar with the test’s format; learn tips that will turn complex algebra problems into simple arithmetic, and ease reading comprehension and science reasoning problems by zeroing in on main ideas, topic sentences, and key words. Homework: 1-2 hrs. per week.
Time: 2pm  Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Supply Fee: None
Student brings Princeton Review’s Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2016 Edition

American Government (ages 14-adult) A one-semester class Glenn Freeman
This class is designed as a high school civics class, focusing on the central principles of the U.S. government and how power and responsibility are distributed, shared, and limited. The class will also discuss the ensuing deviations from the original federalist intentions of the Constitution. Mr. Freeman, a military veteran, who served on Senator Hagel’s staff, is an expert on the Constitution. Homework: 1 hour per week.
Time: 3pm, Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Anatomy and Physiology (ages 14-18) The first semester of a year-long class Jessie Simmons
This dynamic class will feature hands on projects, research projects, and memorization in order to prepare students for college level study of the human body through dissections and exposure to medical terminology. We will focus on skeletal and muscular structure; students’ dissections will include a cow eye, fetal pig, and sheep heart. Projects include building working models of a hand and researching medical advances like the placement of rods to set bones and anticoagulant drugs. The reproductive system will not be included. Prerequisite: Biology.
Time: 10am, Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Class Fee: $25 plus $20 for the textbook which the teacher will purchase

Art Laurel Allen

Introduction to Watercolor Painting(ages 6-10) A one-semester class Laurel Allen
New projects! Students of this class will learn to express themselves artistically as they apply the basic elements of art in drawing and painting with water color. Come learn to apply the creative process by using color, composition, line, spatial relationships and perspective to translate an image into a finished painting. Basic watercolor techniques, tips and exercises via brush and colored pencil will be introduced. Chinese brush painting in watercolor will also be introduced. Check out this unique and flexible medium in a positive and encouraging atmosphere!
Time: 10am, 12pm, 1pm    Cost: $85     Class Fee: $15    Students supply a paint smock.
[See also Young Artists for 4-7 year-olds.]

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain  (ages 12-adult) A one-semester class Laurel Allen
Do you love to draw? Have you been frustrated with learning to draw realistic pictures? Don’t toss those pencils in the trash! Come learn to express yourself artistically through the five elements of realistic drawing. Skills such as the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole will be studied. You will enhance creativity and artistic confidence using exercises and techniques taught in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. This is a skills-building class (not emphasizing finished products) that teaches you to “see and draw” like never before!
Time: 11am     Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15   Students supply a paint smock.

Watercolor Portrait Painting  (ages 12-adult) A one-semester class Laurel Allen
Students will learn to express themselves artistically as they apply the basic elements of art in drawing and painting with water color. Color, composition, line, spatial relationships and perspective will be used to translate an image into a finished painting. Watercolor techniques, tips exercises and skin tone color mixing via brush and colored pencil will be introduced. Learn to paint portraits with this unique and flexible medium in a positive and encouraging atmosphere!
Prerequisite: Some watercolor experience
Time: 2pm      Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15   Students supply a paint smock.       

[See also Graphic Design.]

Astronomy (ages 6-10) A one-semester class Rosanne Hall
Get your hands on the stars! With many hands-on activities to help young scientists retain what they learn, this class will introduce students to the wonders of our solar system, the stars, and beyond. Our tour of the universe begins with our sun, the planets, the asteroid belt, dwarf planets, and the Kuiper belt. Then we set off across the stars to explore galaxies, nebulae, and even black holes as they reveal the marvel and might of our Creator.
Time: 10am, Cost: $85 Class Fee: $10 Optional Text: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd edition

Ballet Brandy Buckley
Pre-Ballet (4-6 year-old boys and girls) A one-semester class Brandy Buckley
This class will work on various skills including, movement, rhythm work, creativity exercises, and large motor skills.  Students will participate in a basic warm up and be introduced to beginning ballet movements in a creative, fun learning environment. Girls should wear their hair in a bun and off their neck if possible.
Time: 1pm     Cost: $85      Supplies: Girls: pink tights, pink shoes, and a black leotard. Boys: black t-shirt, black basketball shorts and black ballet shoes. (Bobby’s Dancewear or The Dance Shoppe) 

Ballet (7-14 year-old boys and girls) A one-semester class Brandy Buckley
This is a classic ballet class that will include ballet technique, stretching, center floor work, and a short routine worked on every week. Students will be taught ballet vocabulary and will be engaged in a creative and interactive learning environment. Girls should wear their hair in a bun and off their neck if possible..
Time: 2pm    Cost: $85  Supplies: Girls: pink tights, pink shoes, and a black leotard. Boys: black t-shirt, black basketball shorts and black ballet shoes. (Bobby’s Dancewear or The Dance Shoppe)  

Ballroom Dance, Beginning (ages 13-Adult only, please) A one-semester class Nate Woodhams
Is it exercise or socializing? Are students learning dexterity or etiquette? Once the music starts, it all comes together in this lively, energizing class. Students will learn to dance swing (East Coast), waltz, foxtrot, and tango (American style).
Time: 2pm Cost: $85
[See also Irish Dance.]

Biology (ages 14-18) The first semester of a year-long class Jeanne Patton
This Apologia college-preparatory biology course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, and ecosystems. Homework: 3-6 hours per week.  
Class Fee: $25    Students supply Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition                             
Time: 11am-12:50pm.  Cost: $190 per semester for 14 weeks

British Literature (ages 14-18) A one-semester class Jack Donnelly
Students will engage in a serious study of fiction and poetry, using advanced literary analysis techniques, as well as taught to write about literature, including explication, analysis, and documentation. The class will study some of Great Britain’s greatest writers, including the novels, short stories, and excerpts from other literature from ancient to modern.
Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5 for copies

Bug Out! Art and Science-FULL (ages 6-10) A one-semester class Mindy Nickla
Bugs are beautiful! In this class – part art, part science – we’ll zoom in close to examine a variety of insects under low-powered microscope. Beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers, and dragonflies are only a few of the many insects that we’ll discuss each week before turning our attention to an insect-themed art project that celebrates their unusual shapes and extraordinary colors. To create our masterpieces, we’ll use watercolors, tempera paints, mixed media design, creative and precision drawing, as well as chalks and modeling clay.
Time: 11am-FULL Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students should supply a paint smock.

Car Care (ages 12-adult) A one-semester class Jessica Donahoo
Love being behind the wheel of your favorite automobile or anything with wheels? In this class we are going to teach you how to keep that beauty on the road and purring like a kitten. You are going to learn by getting your hands dirty doing the work yourself. We will go over basic car maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and tune ups. We will also learn about simple repairs such as fuses, light bulbs, belts, and much more.
Time: 12pm   Cost: $85      Class Fee:$5 Students should come dressed to get dirty.

Car Mechanics (ages 12-adult) A one-semester class Jessica Donahoo
Want to know how your favorite hot rod gets down the street? We are going to get down and dirty by taking apart an actual engine to see how it works. We are going to spend the semester learning about all the internal parts of an engine and having them in our hands, seeing just how they work and why we do maintenance on our cars to keep them running.
Time: 1pm   Cost: $85      Class Fee:$5 Students should come dressed to get dirty.

Chemistry (ages 15-18) The first semester of a year-long class Kevin Burge
A math-intensive high school course that gives students a rigorous foundation in chemistry. Over the year, material will include such topics as kinetics, acids and bases, solutions, atomic structure, and gas. Students who take this course should be well prepared for a challenging university chemistry course. Prerequisite: Algebra I. Homework: 2-4 hours per week.
Students supply Introductory Chemistry: Concepts and Critical thinking (6th Edition)
Time: 10am-11:50pm Cost: $190 per semester for 14 weeks Class Fee: $20

Chess (ages 10 to adult) A one-semester class Bob Woodworth
Learn the basic rules of chess, how the pieces move and their values, and also include a brief history of the game plus minor tactics/strategy and some simple checkmates and stalemate tactics.
Time: 10am       Cost: $85       Class Fee: None

Choir (ages 8-12) A one-semester class Jen Kalvoda
Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Come add your voice to the language of music! Your young singer will learn the basics of being a choral singer and grow their own personal musicianship. This will include healthy vocal and breathing techniques, as well as solfege (do re mi fa so la ti do) and the two fundamental skills of music: learning intervals for growing their sight-singing and ear-training. At the end of the class, students will perform what they have learned for you!.
Time: 12pm       Cost: $85       Class Fee: $3

Clay Create A one-semester class Pamela Hamburger
An introduction to pottery concentrating in hand-building techniques. Students will be introduced to four clay bodies: air dry, earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Classes will include making a potter’s tool kit; terminology of pottery making; preparing the clay; creating forms through pinching, pressing, sculpting, coiling, and slab. Each student will complete a variety of pottery pieces and clay jewelry. One session will include a wheel thrown demonstration by the instructor.
For 8 years Pamela was the owner and operator of Elkhorn Valley Pottery in Elkhorn, Nebraska. During that time she exhibited her work at dozens of art shows, fairs, or festivals each year.
Students supply a smock, a shoe box (or similar-sized box with lid), and an empty ice cream bucket with lid.

Ages 4-7: 3pm  Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15
Ages 8-12:2pm  Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15

Cook the World A one-semester class Mandy Moran
We’ll be off to the wilds of Scotland during class where we’ll try our hands at making Highland shortbread and Scotch eggs (great for picnics!). Other foods include Karjalan from Finland, Chinese wonton dumplings, Indian gajar halva (sweet carrot pudding), as well as Toad in the Hole from jolly olde England! Each week we tackle a different country. Cooking methods include baking, sautéing, steaming and deep frying, with plenty of chopping, slicing and kneading. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find some new favourites!
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to manage allergy situations in the classroom.

Ages 6-10: 2pm   Cost: $85      Class Fee: $20
Ages 10-adult: 10am    Cost: $85      Class Fee: $20

Criminology (ages 14-18) A one-semester class Shellie Garrett
Students will use case studies and texts to engage in a short survey of criminological theories, legal writing for criminal justice, investigations and emergency/incident management. Students will also take part in such activities as dusting and fuming for fingerprints, fingerprint analysis, chromatography and ink analysis, blood type analysis (using simulated blood samples), and fiber analysis using a flame test. By the nature of the subject, some of the case studies will include somewhat adult themes.
Time: 3pm       Cost: $85       Class Fee: $15

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change (ages 14-18) A one-semester class Cathy Haldeman
Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together. In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story. Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.
Cathy Haldeman is a homeschooling mother of seven children and has worked in the financial services industry for 17 years helping people understand personal financial concepts and become properly protected, debt-free, and financially independent.

Time: 3pm       Cost: $85       Class Fee: $30, which includes workbook

Drama (ages 6-10) A one-semester class Marianne Toovey
Inspire budding young actors through creative play, exercise, scene work and monologues! Students will learn the basics of taking direction, blocking, memorization, and feeling comfortable and confident in front of others to prepare them for the world of theatre. There will be a performance for the parents on the last day.
Time: 10am   Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15 for costumes

Drama A one-semester class
High energy fun! Through exercises, games, improvisation and scene work, students can develop the foundations of good acting. Students study improvisation, blocking, story arc, and character development. Students have opportunities, through creative play and group work, to perform for each other and for guests.
Ages 10-14:Time: 2pm     Cost: $85    Class Fee: $4    Teacher: Jessie Simmons
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Time: 12pm    Cost: $85    Class fee: $4     Teacher: Julie Knutson

Engineering A one-semester class Kevin Burge
Learn more about engineering through fun and challenging activities. Engineering applies science and mathematics to design objects or processes that are useful. Since machines and processes must obey the laws of nature, engineers must understand and use these laws. Students will engage in problem-solving strategies that will challenge and fascinate them, while revealing engineering facts and concepts. Mr. Burge will have new content as well as reprising some student favorites.
Ages 6-10 3pm     Cost: $85      Class Fee: $10
FULL Ages 10-14: 1pm      Cost: $85      Class Fee: $10
[See also Hands-On Science.]

Fall Play (ages 13-18) A one-semester class Jessie Simmons
This fall we will be staging It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s not only a joyful Christmas tale, it’s a vivid portrait of the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life. Students will learn theater basics including stage make up, blocking, projection and articulation. There are 23 roles and 3 backstage positions to fill.
Auditions are August 17th with callbacks on August 24th. Practices will be Thursdays 3pm-5pm, starting August 31st. Students must be available for production and dress rehearsals, Nov. 15th, 16th, and 18th, as well as performance on Nov. 17th and 18th. Students must be cast in order to participate.

Time: Thursdays 3-5pm   Cost: $85      Class Fee: $20 for scripts and production costs

Fun with Spanish: FULL (ages 5-6) A one-semester classLupita Maniskas
Would you like your young ones to become accustomed to the sounds and some basics of the language? We will explore Spanish through a variety of games and activities focused on understanding and speaking skills. Colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, food, family, animals, home and basic introductions to new friends are among the topics we will cover.
FULL: Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Geography A one-semester class Christie Raymond
Location, location, location: that’s the primary focus of geography. In this course students will use hands-on activities to gain knowledge about our planet. Students will learn the names of our land masses, bodies of water, latitudes and longitudes, as well as the many topographies of our planet and much more. Using a global perspective, students will find their way around the world in a snap!
Christie previously worked as an intelligence analyst in the Air Force, interpreting imagery from satellites as well as coordinates and maps to provide graphics of targets to pilots.

Ages 6-10  10am     Cost: $85      Class Fee: $10
Ages 10-14: 11am      Cost: $85      Class Fee: $10

Geography (ages 14-18) The first semester of a year-long class Julie Knutson
Half of 18-24 year olds can’t find New York on a United States map and 63% of young Americans can’t find Iraq on a world map. This course will study where people, places, and things are located, and how they relate to each other   Explore and discover the processes that shape the earth, the relationships between people and environments, and the links between people and places. See how a global perspective applies to you! 
Time: 1pm       Cost: $95 for 14 weeks        Class Fee: $7

Go Kids Go! (ages 4-7) A one-semester class Mary Lou Gerken
For kids on the move! Exercise, song, dance, and games will keep kids active while also teaching them about the muscles they are developing, as well as their cardiovascular system. Activities will develop their ability to respond to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic cues. Balance work and coordination training will enhance agility; hand-clapping games and singing and dancing games will improve rhythm and movement synchronization. And it’s all fun!
Time: 10am       Cost: $85        Class Fee: $3

Introduction to Graphic Design (ages 12-adult) A one-semester class Miranda Sweet
Interested in graphic design but don’t know where to begin? In this course students will learn the basics of digital art, typography, conceiving a design, and how to create a clean composition. By the end of the course students will be able to make shapes, set type, and create unique digital masterpieces.
Students supply a laptop computer (siblings may share) downloaded with the free software Inkscape, ruler, pencil, eraser, and a sketch book with at least 50 pages.

Time: 3pm       Cost: $85

Hammers and Nails A one-semester class Chet Davis
If I had a hammer…Well, now you do! Children use fine motor skills with traditional tools to improve manual dexterity and create a project. The class will also teach sanding techniques, using wood putty, gluing, building for stability, and more. Older students (10-14) will learn to use a scroll saw under careful adult supervision.
Ages 6-10: FULL  11am Cost: $85      Class Fee: $10
Ages 10-14: 10am       Cost: $85      Class Fee: $15

Hamilton: Ten-Dollar Founding Father (ages 14-18) A one-semester class Sarah Winn
The story of America then by America now! After centuries of being best known as that guy who was killed by Aaron Burr in a duel, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, Hamilton, has brought the achievements of the “10-dollar founding father” front and center—and rewriting what we think we know about history. The musical’s lyrics are packed with references that make our inner history nerds rejoice. Study the lyrics while evaluating the truth behind the hype and reading the book that inspired it all.
*Parents, please be aware that there are adult-themed lyrics in the musical, which will not be discussed.*

Required reading: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Time: 12pm       Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Class Fee: $8

Hands-On History: Revolution! (ages 10-14) A one-semester class Sarah Winn
War is breaking out; sides must be chosen: George vs. George. Are you a patriot or a loyalist? Join us as we learn about the Revolutionary War while we read from the Seeds of America trilogy. We will delve into the Tea Rooms of the elite and the trenches of the battlefield as we learn about how the War for Independence was fought and won. The war will come alive for the students through discussion and active participation as well as some hands-on activities.
Required reading: Chains and Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
Time: 10am       Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Hands-on Math: FULL (ages 4-6) A one semester classMindy Nickla
What a great way to introduce young learners to the joy of math! The use of math manipulatives provides an opportunity to touch, feel, count, and sort to develop deep foundational learning, not just memorization. This is an especially helpful way to address the learning needs of visual, kinesthetic, and other hands-on learners. It’s both effective and fun! Students will be introduced to (or build upon their understanding of) skip counting, shapes, symmetry, patterns, graphing, fractions, addition, subtraction, and more.
FULL: Time: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $12

Hands-On Science: Chemistry and Physics A one-semester class
Equip your students with a working knowledge of the nuts and bolts of creation! Exploring the properties of matter and the basic building blocks of life, this lively introduction covers the laws of motion and thermodynamics, various forms of energy, electricity and magnetism, and a study of simple machines. Engaging activities, experiments, and projects provide opportunities for hands-on learning.
Optional Text: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Ages 6-10 12pm and 1pm      Cost: $85       Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Maggie Blazek
Ages 10–14: FULL    11am       Cost: $85       Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Christy Thomas
[See also Engineering.]

Irish Dance(ages 6-adult) A one-semester class Marty Dowds
Fun, exercise and learning! Irish dance is practiced world-wide and is a fun and high energy dance form that involves body movement, coordination, counting, and timing that increases a child’s ability to coordinate these functions simultaneously. Most of all, students will have fun!
Time: 11am     Cost: $85      Class Fee: None
[See also Ballroom Dance.]

Leathercraft (ages 6-adult) A on-semester class Tandy Leather Staff
Students will be guided step-by-step through projects to learn the fundamental techniques of the art of leather stamping. Beginning students can choose from eight engaging projects, including bracelets, keychains, and more. (May be used as a partial fulfillment of the Boy Scout Leatherwork Merit Badge.)  
Time: 11am   Cost: $75       Class Fee: $22 (includes all tools and materials)   

Musical Theater (ages 13-18) A on-semester class Jen Kalvoda
Join us for a fantastic journey through musical theatre. Do you want to be a sailor, pirate, royalty or fairy tale character? Combine your acting skills with singing in pieces picked just for you. Anything you can imagine can be, and we will make it all come alive in this class! Students will learn songs from different musicals and perform them for you at the end of the semester.
Time: 1pm   Cost: $85       Class Fee: $8

Newspaper/Journalism (ages 12-18) A on-semester class Arlis Vargas
Students will enjoy this creative, exciting, and stimulating lesson in writing as they create authentic newspaper stories. Students will become reporters and editors as they learn the art of journalism by creating concise, fact-oriented articles, headlines and leads. They will also develop interviewing techniques, editing skills and collaboration. Various aspects of newspapers will be covered, including parts of a newspaper, writing an article, online newspapers, and newspaper reading habits.
Time: 3pm   Cost: $85       Class Fee: $10 Students will supply a three-ring-binder with paper.

Photography (ages 13-18) A one-semester class Shellie Garrett
Learn how to see and create, using light as your tool. Students will use photography as a means to capture and create amazing images by learning how to visualize before ever clicking the button. Learn the foundations of photography and take pictures that demonstrate your proficiency in composition, light, angle, focal point, etc. Basic camera features will also be discussed.
Shellie has been trained in natural light, lifestyle and editorial photography and is the owner of Shellie Garrett Photography.

Time: 11am   Cost: $85       Class Fee: None

Physical Education A one-semester class Marty McCombs
Students engage in aerobic exercise that helps teach coordination, team work, confidence and sportsmanship. While playing, kids will learn many skills that are more important than athleticism, including team work, compassion, playing by the rules, anger and pain management, social skills, and competitiveness. 
Note: Age may be less important than a child’s size, athleticism, and competitiveness.
Ages 6-10      Students will participate in some relays and tag games, kickball, and dodge ball.
Time: 1pm–FULL Cost: $85
Ages 10-18    Students play aggressive, big-boy dodge ball. Not for the faint of heart.
Time: 12pm       Cost: $85   

Physical Science (ages 12-18) The first semester of a year-long class Christy Thomas
Get ready for high-school science with this Apologia-based survey of the physical world. This course covers a broad range of topics including earth science, weather, chemistry, and physics.  Students are encouraged to participate in group discussions, games, and hands-on experiments.  Focus is placed on developing habits that will carry over into high school science. Homework: 1-3 hours per week.
Students supply Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Textbook, 2nd Edition (Apologia)
Time: 9am and 12pm  Cost: $95 for 14 weeks        Class Fee: $15

Pioneer Trails FULL (ages 6-10) A one semester classKim Parson
Have you ever wondered what it was like to load a wagon and live on the trail as you travel to your new home? Come experience the journey of the American pioneers. We will learn why the pioneers left their homes, what they brought with them, and what the journey was like. We will also learn about the tasks a pioneer had to complete to survive, and what children did for fun on the trail. This will be a hands-on experience which will include what it was like to load a wagon, make butter, spin wool, and play pioneer games.
FULL: Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Reading, Writing–Ready! FULL (ages 5-6) A one-semester class Maggie Blazek
Reading is a lifelong skill that affects every area of our life! In our upbeat, explicit, systematic, phonics class we will be covering reading skills through songs, games and vocabulary words. Your child will be thrilled to be on the reading journey and you’ll love the confidence that follows suit.
Pre-requisite: letter recognition.
FULL Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Rocket Math FULL (ages 6-9) A one-semester classHeidi Ranking
Yes, even math can be fun! There is no trick to single digit addition and subtraction, so the way to improve speed and accuracy is practice and more practice! Rocket math uses timed tests, worksheets, and team oriented spelling-bee type activates to make that practice goal oriented and self-competitive. Note: Candy is regularly used as a positive reinforcement. Homework: 10 minutes per day.
FULL: Time: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $3

Sign Language FULL (ages 12-adult) The first semester of a year-long classSarah Bryan
Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, history, finger-spelling, numbers, terminology, as well as exploring deaf culture using the video course American Sign Language University. Our class on Wednesday will provide a lab session to practice those skills with a skilled signer as well as peers. Many colleges are now accepting sign language as a foreign language. For a sample of the lessons, see http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/lessons/lesson01.htm. Approximately 3-5 hours of homework per week.
FULL: Time: 12pm Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Class Fee: $5

Spanish (ages 12-adult) The first semester of a year-long class
This class will increase vocabulary and knowledge of common conversation through the study of grammar, verb conjugation, and language usage. Through teacher-led instructions and interactive activities, role-plays, stories, and music, students will have opportunities to further their written and oral language skills. Homework: 3-5 hrs. per week.
Students supply The Nassi/Levy Spanish Three Years Workbook (Paperback)
Spanish I 1-2:50pm    Cost: $125 for 14 weeks       Class Fee: $5 Teacher: Sara Goetzinger
Spanish II    2-3:50pm      Cost: $125 for 14 weeks       Class Fee: $5 Teacher: Heidi Berry
Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Heidi taught for 7 years at Millard North, including Honors Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish 4.
Prerequisite for Spanish II: Spanish I or teacher permission

Story of the World (new ages 6-10) A one-semester class Sarah Winn
The past comes alive in an energetic, fast-paced, biblical worldview. This is hands-on history taught with activities and plenty of humor, appealing to all armchair adventurers! We’ll travel with the early nomads, explore ancient Egypt, and wind through early Mesopotamia with a brief stop in the land of Abraham. This is the first of a series of classes based on Susan Wise Bauer’s classic text The Story of the World.
Time: 2pm     Cost: $85     Class Fee: $15  

Tae Kwon Do For Christ A one-semester class Wesley Hall
Tae Kwon Do teaches self-confidence, self-discipline, courtesy, integrity, healthy lifestyle, weight control, obedience to parents, good reading, study habits, and self-defense. Homework: 30 minutes to 1 hour per week. Uniform, testing, and belt fees are optional expenses.
Young  (5-7) 10:20am and 11am   (30 minute classes)    Cost: $85      Kicking Tigers Fee: $25 
Beginning: FULL  (8-adult)  2pm      Cost: $85       Kicking Tigers Fee: $25                                          
Advanced  (8-adult)   3pm      Cost: $85       Kicking Tigers Fee: $25 

Woodcarving (ages 12-adult only)
A one-semester class Ken Armsbury 

We’re not talking whittling here: this an introduction to the age-old art of woodcarving, which may open the door to a life-long hobby or perhaps even a career. Students will explore several styles of woodcarving with various types of wood. A variety of different projects will be offered for the students to choose from once basic carving skills are mastered. Mr. Armsbury also teaches homeschool students at his home workshop.
Students must supply or purchase from teacher: knives ($15) and gloves ($8)
Time:2-3:50pm   Cost: $85 for both hours   Class Fee: $20 for wood and tool use

Writing FULL (ages 9-18) A one-semester class
The Writing Workshop helps students acquire and improve skills to prepare them to write on the high school and college level. The instruction and evaluation will be adapted to each student’s skill level. The class will include group interaction and teacher instruction on writing style and techniques, including grammar. Students will be given specific assignments in which they will apply the writing process to such genres as personal narrative, descriptive, or expository. Homework: 1 hour per week.
11am FULL Jack Donnelly Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4
2pm FULL Arlis Vargas Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4

Young Artists (ages 4-6) A one-semester class Angel Peterson
Inspire imagination and self-expression with hands-on art activities. This class will encourage confidence, explore your child’s artistic potential and allow them to engage in tactile learning. Kids discover, get messy, and have fun!
Time: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students should bring a paint shirt.

Young Explorers (ages 3-5; must be potty trained) A one-semester class Heather Reid
Sing, dance, paint…play! Students enjoy lively activities, crafts, and story time, while developing fine motor skills, listening, and coordination through positive social interaction. This non-academic class emphasizes that play is the work of children and provides a wonderful opportunity for individual and social activities. Students may sign up for multiple hours.
Time: 11am 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm   Cost: $85 per semester for each hour, $140 for two hours
Class Fee: $5 (flat fee for all hours of enrollment)

Young Scientists (ages 5-7) A one-semester class Jennifer Britson
Get ready to be a science detective! Join us as we discover the worlds of physics, chemistry, microbiology and more. We’ll follow the steps of the scientific method as we try to solve life’s greatest mysteries. With plenty of STEM-based activities and hands-on experiments, this class is will take science to a whole new level.
Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15