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. Please ask for guidance if your child is outside of listed age range.

ACT Math (ages 13-18) Previous ACT students will benefit from this material Kevin Burge
While the ACT tests students in four different content areas, the math section is often the most challenging. The math test covers material studied over the course of three to four years in high school—including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, data interpretation, probability, and statistics. It’s no wonder that many students—even those who generally do well on standardized tests—struggle with ACT math. This course is designed to give your child intensive help in this most difficult area. Homework: 2-3 hrs. per week.
Time: 2pm Cost: $95 for 14 weeks No book needed.

American History: The Turbulent 60’s (ages 14-18) New class! Sarah Winn
Why do history studies always seem to end with WWII? At last, students can learn about a tumultuous decade that created the shaky foundation of our modern times. We will look at such formative events as the election and assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, the space race, the civil rights movement, the counter-culture, and more.
Required reading: To be announced
Time: 12pm, Cost: $85 Class Fee: $8

Anatomy and Physiology (ages 14-18) Current students only; please re-register 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.
Time: 10am, Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Class Fee: $25

Animal Farm-FULL (ages 6-10) New class! Jessica Donahoo
Get up close and personal with a live pig, cow, chickens, rabbits, turkey, goats, ducks, and a horse. We will talk about the different kinds of animals, their uses, diet, and care. Note: this class will take place outdoors for the most part. Children with allergies to animals should not enroll.
FULL  Time: 11am, Cost: $57 for 8 weeks Class Fee: None

Art

Introduction to Art:  (ages 6-10) New Class! Pamela Hamburger
This art class offers a variety of experiences in acrylic painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Various projects will allow for individual creativity while learning art skills that include observing, creative thinking, design, balance and color. Students will learn to see the beauty around them (shapes, sizes, shadows, detail) and then transfer that to paper, canvas, wood or fabric using approaches or methods in art.
Time: 10am  Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students supply a paint smock.

Introduction to Drawing (ages 6-10) CLASS FULL Laurel Allen
Students learn to express themselves artistically as they learn the basic elements of drawing with graphite, charcoal and ink. Students will enhance creativity and artistic confidence using techniques such as the perception of: edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and drawing with perspective will be introduced.
Time: 12pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students supply a paint smock.

Advanced Drawing (ages 12-adult) FULL New class! Laurel Allen
A course for students desiring to take their drawing skills to the next level. Black-and-white art media (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink).) will be employed to capture a wide variety of likenesses. Students will further develop their drawing skills as they relate sketching, shading, measuring proportion, perspective, texturing, design and composition.
FULL Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students supply a paint smock.

Mixed Media–FULL (ages 12-adult) New class! Laurel Allen
Students will explore various drawing mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink, chalk, oil pastels and markers individually and in mix and match combinations. Students will work on white and colored paper creating finished pieces utilizing drawing, shading, texture, and color theory.
FULL Time: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students supply a paint smock.

Ballet Brandy Buckley
Pre-Ballet-FULL (4-6 year-old boys and girls) Open to current and new students
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.
FULL Time: 1pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks 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) Open to current and new students
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: $57 for 8 weeks 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)

Bake Off –FULLNew class! Mandy Moran
Our famous cooking class is going Great British Bake Off this season! From tray bakes to Jaffa cakes, with the odd savoury entree such as Cornish Pasties mixed in for good measure. We’ll be sifting, boiling, rolling, rubbing and piping our way through an assortment of traditional British fare.
This is a bake and take class! Each week you’ll take home and share with the family your creation. In true Great British Bake Off form, there will be an element of friendly competition involved. Students will be assigned a team partner with the possibility of a fun quiz or two added for good measure. Who will be the Learning Center’s Best Baker? Come join in the fun and find out!
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to manage allergy situations in the classroom. Please bring a large plastic container or cookie tin to carry home your baked goods each week.
FULL: Ages 6-10: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $20
FULL: Ages 10-adult: Time: 10am, 12pm ( FULL) Cost: $85 Class Fee: $20

Ballroom Dance (ages 13-18 only, please) Open to current and new students 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: 3pm Cost: $85

Biology (ages 13-18)  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: 9am-10:50am or 11am-12:50pm Cost: $190 per semester for 14 weeks

Bug Out! Art and Science–FULL (ages 6-10) Repeats last semester’s curriculum 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.
FULL Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students should supply a paint smock.

Car Care–CANCELLED (ages 12-adult) Open to current and new students 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.
CANCELLED  Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee:$5 Students should come dressed to get dirty.

Car Mechanics (ages 12-adult) Open to current and new students 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: 12pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks Class Fee: $5 Students should come dressed to get dirty.

Chemistry (ages 15-18) Open to current students only; please re-register Kevin Burge
A mathematics-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) Open to current and new students 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

Clay Create Open to current and new students 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 (or container of similar size).

Ages 6-10:  3pm Cost: $85 Class and Firing Fee: $20
Ages 10-13: 2pm Cost: $85 Class and Firing Fee: $20

Drama (ages 6-10) FULL Open to current and new students 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.
FULL Time: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Drama (ages 10-14) Open to current and new students Jessie Simmons
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.
Time: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4

Engineering  New projects! 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

Fun with Spanish–FULL (ages 6-10) Open to current and new students  Sara Goetzinger
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. We will cover such topics as colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, food, family, animals, home and basic introductions to new friends.
FULL Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Forensic Science: CSI–FULL (ages 10-14) New class! Shellie Garrett
This science is just like a game, where students find clues, piece together puzzles, and solve mysteries left behind at a crime scene. You’ve seen the TV shows; now jump into the real thing! Students will learn about fingerprint analysis, fiber, blood, and trace evidence through interesting and fun and activities.
FULL  Time: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $20

Geography Discovery (ages 5-7) New class! Christie Raymond
Kids have fun while actively exploring our world! We will learn about the continents, oceans, ecosystems, and other amazing features of Earth through games, activities, and songs.
Time: 12pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Geography Open to current and new students Christie Raymond
Location, location, location: that’s the primary focus of geography. In this second semester course we will explore our continent using hands-on activities, games, memorization, and a lesson time. Students will learn the names of North American countries, bodies of water, our states and capitals, and much more. Students will find their way around the North America in a snap!
Ages 6-10: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $10
Ages 10-14: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $10

Geography (ages 14-18) Open to current students first; please re-register 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! FULL (ages 4-7) Open to current and new students Erin Healey
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
FULL Time: 10am Cost: $57 for 8 weeks Class Fee: $3

Introduction to Graphic Design (ages 12-adult) Repeats previous curriculum 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

Hands-On Anatomy and Physiology for Kids (ages 6-10) New class! Roseanne Hall
From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as they learn about the human body and its miraculous design. The class will cover many of the body systems, such as skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and more!
Time: 3pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15
Optional Text: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

Hands-On History: Civil War (ages 10-14) New class! Sarah Winn
War is breaking out again, and once more sides must be chosen: brother vs. brother. Are you a Yankee or a Confederate? End slavery or keep states’ rights? Join us as we learn about the Civil War. We will delve into slavery, states’ rights, and the trenches of the battlefield as we learn about how the War Between the States was fought and won. The war will come alive for the students through discussion and active participation as well as some hands-on activities, and accompanied by a living history book.
Required reading: To be announced
Time: 10am and 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Hands-on Math–FULL (ages 4-6) Repeats previous curriculum Mindy 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.
Prerequsite: Students should be able to count to ten.
Time: 10am FULL  Cost: $85 Class Fee: $12

Hands-On Science: Chemistry and Physics Open to current and new students
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: 1pm, 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Maggie Blazek
Ages 10–14: FULL 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Christy Thomas

Irish Dance(ages 6-adult) Open to current and new students 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: $57 for 8 weeks Class Fee: None
[See also Ballroom Dance.]

Leathercraft (ages 6-adult): FULL Open to current and new students 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.)
FULL Time: 11am, 12pm Cost: $75 Class Fee: $22 (includes all tools and materials)

Lego Contruction-FULL (ages 10-14) New class! Erin Healey
Your child’s dream: a room filled with Legos, other interested kids, and permission to create in their own way. A parent’s dream: children happily learning science, technology, and engineering in a tangible way by taking teaching out of the textbooks and putting it into the hands of your child.
Kids will collaborate with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model-building from concept to completion. The teacher gives the class a challenging project, the construction of a simple machine such as catapults, candy dispensers, pinball machines and balloon powered cars. Then students learn teamwork and creativity as they creatively design their working machine. Unique designs and mistakes are encouraged, a process that builds confidence to ask questions, define problems and design their own solutions by putting STEM learning directly in their hands.
FULL Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Live Action Role Play (ages 10-14) New class! Kim Parsons
First create your own character, devising traits, backstory, and look. Then design and create weaponry, costumes, and props and step into the fantasy worlds from your favorite books. Students act out fantastical scenarios and engage in make-believe combat with other players while role-playing as their fictional character. Join the adventure!
Time: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Middle School Play (ages 11-14) New class! Jessie Simmons
This fun, family-friendly production has the goal to teach students with an interest in dramatic arts all the skills necessary to perform on stage. We will cover characterization basics, stage movement basics, projection and articulation and costuming.
No registration is necessary. Simply email your interest to jdsimmons@cox.net to receive audition material.
Auditions are January 24th with callbacks on January 31st. Students must be available for production and dress rehearsals, April 26th-28th. Students must be cast in order to participate.
Time: 3-5pm (on Wednesdays) Cost: $100 Class Fee: $20 for scripts and production costs

Newspaper/Journalism (ages 12-18) Open to current and new students 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 Students will supply a three-ring binder with paper

Physical Education Open to current and new studentsMarty 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 8-12 Students will participate in some relays and tag games, kickball, and dodge ball.
Time: 1pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks
Ages 12-18 Students play aggressive, big-boy dodge ball. Not for the faint of heart.
Time: 12pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks

Physical Science (ages 12-18)  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

Public Speaking (ages 14 & up) Jessie Simmons
Speaking is not just for extroverts! In this dynamic class we will learn how to communicate clearly. We will concentrate on offering a polished response no matter the occasion. Whether it is a toast, presentation, interview or introduction everyone has opportunities to utilize the basics of public speaking. We will practice writing and giving various real life speeches in this safe and encouraging environment.
Time: 12pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4

The Poetry and Art Hour–FULL (ages 10-14) New Class Christy Thomas
Students will explore a wide range of poetry from sonnets, diamante, cinquain, haiku, limericks and more! Through teacher-led instruction, student read-alouds, stories, and video clips students will learn the vocabulary of poetry and be exposed to this art. There will be time in class to try writing poetry. Students will also explore art mediums that reinforce poetic ideas such as leaf printing, zen tangles, alcohol inks, oil pastel self-portraits, finger knitting, and painted feathers
FULL Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15

Reading, Writing–Ready! (ages 5-6) Open to current and new students   Anne Tucker
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.
Time: 11am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Research Writing–FULL (ages 13-18) Jack Donnelly
Students will be guided through the complex process of will learn the process of research, including choosing a topic, developing a thesis, evaluating sources, organizing a draft, integrating source materials, and formatting to MLA standards. Students will produce a short research paper on a given topic that reflects successful mastery of these skills. Mr. Donnelly currently teaches a research paper class at Metropolitan Community College.
FULL  Time: 1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $5

Rocket Math–FULL (ages 6-9) Open to current and new students Heidi 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, practice, and more practice! Rocket math uses timed tests, worksheets, and team oriented spelling-bee type activities to make that practice goal oriented and self-competitive. Homework: 10 minutes per day.
FULL Time: 10am Cost: $85 Class Fee: $3

Sign Language (ages 12-adult) Open to current students only; please re-register   Jessica Sadowski
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.
Time: 12pm Cost: $95 for 14 weeks Class Fee: $5

The Shakespeare Play: Macbeth: FULL (ages 13-18 only, please) Jack and Holly Donnelly
Studying a role allows students to appreciate and comprehend Shakespeare’s work in a way that mere reading can never match. This class will train students to confidently deliver some of the most eloquent lines in the English language as they perform a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Students must be available for dress rehearsals and performances, April 3rd-8th. Homework: memorize lines.
No registration is necessary. Simply email your interest to omahahomeschool@gmail.com to receive audition material. Auditions are Dec. 7th and callbacks are Dec. 14th
FULL Times: Cast One rehearses Thursdays from 11am-12:45; Cast Two rehearses Thursdays</em? from 1:05pm-2:45pm beginning Jan. 4th.
Cost: $120 Class Fee: $20 Prerequisite: Students must be cast.

Spanish (ages 12-adult) Open to current students only; please re-register
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 (ages 6-10) Open to current and new students
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.
2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Sarah Winn
1pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Teacher: Staff

Tae Kwon Do For Christ Open to current and new students 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. Uniforms are not required until you or your child earns a yellow belt.
Young (5-7) (30 minute classes) 10:20 am, 11 am, 12:20 pm, and 1:15 pm  Cost: $85 Kicking Tigers Fee: $25
Beginning (8-adult) 2pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks Kicking Tigers Fee: $25
Advanced (8-adult) 3pm Cost: $57 for 8 weeks Kicking Tigers Fee: $25

Woodcarving–FULL (ages 12-adult only, please) Open to current and new students 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, gloves, carving set ($53)
FULL Time:2-3:50pm Cost: $85 for both hours Class Fee: $15 for wood and tool use

The Writing Workshop (ages 9-18) Open to current and new students
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 Teacher: Jack Donnelly Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4
2pm: Teacher: Arlis Vargas Cost: $85 Class Fee: $4

Young Artists: FULL (ages 4-6) Open to current and new students   Kimberly Glass
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!
FULL: Time: 2pm Cost: $85 Class Fee: $15 Students supply a paint smock

Young Explorers (ages 3-5; must be potty trained) Open to current and new students 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 3pm 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) Open to current and new students 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