Online Spring Classes

 

ACT Prep–RECORDED VIDEO (ages 13-18) Repeats previous curriculum        Kevin Burge
Students learn tips, strategies, and get plenty of essential English, math, reading, and science review. Students can 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 keywords. Homework: 2 hrs per week.
NOTE: unlike our other online offering, this will be a recorded class that can be viewed at any time.
Students supply The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2019-2020 by ACT
Time: Videos will be available on Fridays, beginning Feb. 5th
Tuition: $75 for 14 weeks

Biology (ages 13-18)      New and previous students welcome                            Carol Halstead
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. Includes labs. Homework: 3-6 hours per week.
Students supply Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) and pick up supplies as needed.
TUESDAYS, 10am-11:15am, beginning 2/2 and ending 5/4  
Tuition: $190 for 1hour and 15 minutes for 14 weeks
Supply Fee: $25 for students to take turns dissecting specimens. Contact us if the student wishes to order more specimens to dissect.

Cooking a la Disney  (ages 6 & up)  New recipes!            Rebecca Obeng
All sorts of dishes from the theme parks, cruises, and hotels, many inspired by your favorite movies! We will try soft pretzel Mickey ears from the parks, “the grey stuff” from Beauty and the Beast, homemade pizza from Pizza Planet and gumbo just like Tiana’s from the Princess and the Frog. Parental supervision may be necessary, depending on the age of the child.   
Tuition: $95       Supply Fee: $5      Families will supply ingredients from recipes sent prior to class.
FRIDAYS,  2:30-3:30pm, beginning 2/5 and ending 4/30. (Class will not meet on 4/2.)

Greek Mythology (ages 6-10)   New class!                                                      Megan Bennett
Imagine a world filled with heroes and heroines, monsters and mayhem, and impossible tasks. This active class will introduce the popular topic of Greek mythology and the history, geography, technology, and arts of the ancient Greeks. Come and learn with us as we make a Triton weathervane, build a labyrinth, and design a Greek column.
THURSDAYS, 22:50, beginning 2/4 and ending 4/22

Hand Sewing (ages 8-14)    New and previous students welcome!                 Katherine McPherson
Children have the opportunity to learn one of the oldest textile arts in a fun environment  specifically tailored to their developmental stage.  Students will learn the basics of sewing, a variety of stitching techniques, and sewing facts while making fun, unique projects. Each project can be accomplished by students with no previous sewing skills.  
Families will pick up supplies as needed.
Supplies provided by family: scissors for fabric (fabric ones are best but almost any can be used but not kid scissors), everyday scissors, paper, and a pencil.
Tuition: $95    Supply Fee: $20
THURSDAYS, 3-3:50pm, beginning 2/4 and ending 4/22

Mixed Media Art (ages 8-18)   New class!                                                      Katherine McPherson
Children will have fun using a variety of creative techniques and materials to create unique artwork.  Through the class we will use paints, newspaper, glue, pens, and various other art items to create multiple projects.  Students will need no previous art experience, only an openness for creativity and to have fun. 
Families will pick up supplies as needed. 
Supplies provided by family: scissors, pencil, cup to rinse brushes during class 
Optional supplies provided by family: hair dryer, multiple colors of pens/sharpies, newspaper/magazines, found objects around the house such as buttons, ribbon, keys, fabric scraps, etc.  
TUESDAYS, beginning 2/2 and ending 4/20.
Tuition: $95      Supply Fee: $20

Science: The Mother of Invention–RECORDED VIDEO (ages 13-18) New class! Kevin Burge
Mr. Burge will lead a merry chase into the history of science and invention, demonstrating how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events were built from one another successively in an interconnected way to create our modern civilization.
Tuition: $75 for 14 weeks
Time: Videos will be available on Fridays, beginning Feb. 5th and ending May 7th

World War II in the Pacific–RECORDED VIDEO (ages 13-18) New class! Kevin Burge
Tora! Tora! Tora! Beginning with the Japanese-Russo War and continuing through Japan’s invasion of China, we will explore the rise of the Japanese Empire and the effect this had on the Pacific countries and the world. We will follow the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and explore the United States’ choice to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kamikaze planes, the Japanese Emperor, and the rising sun will all be featured in this thrilling World War II class.
Tuition: $75 for 14 weeks
Time: Videos will be available on Fridays, beginning Feb. 5th and ending May 7th