Longmont Classes 2021-2022 -Tuesdays at Calvary Church

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Descriptions

ART AND WISDOM JR.  FULL

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites:  cut with scissors independently, copy basic shapes and follow step by step visual demo

Ages: 5-8

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $30 covers all materials (includes a set of watercolor paints for each student to keep).

Tuition: $25

Supplies Needed: a paint shirt or apron kept in their backpack to use as needed (optional)

 

COURSE DETAILS:  This art class will focus on learning to see shapes, lines and angles accurately and then reproduce them on paper.  We will begin the year drawing some fun cartoon animals with basic shapes. Students will also learn about the 6 elements of design and identify those elements in works of art.  We will have lots of fun and develop confidence in drawing and painting!  Drawings will be demonstrated step by step utilizing DVD, videos, and a live camera projector.

 

Each class period we will also discuss some words of wisdom from well known Christians. 

 

Projects will include:

  • Scratch board animals

  • Abstract designs with texture board rubbings

  • Mirror board kaleidoscope images

  • Colored pencil bird or musical instrument drawn on sheet music

  • Tissue paper ice cream cones on canvas board

  • Watercolor and alcohol sunset background

  • Wax resist owl

 

There will be an art show the first week in May. Each student will display 2 pieces of artwork done in class. On the day of the show, during class, we will learn how to give positive feedback focusing on the elements of design. Encouraging comments will be collected for each student’s work and will be taken home at the end of the day. It’s a fun way to encourage each budding artist! 

 

 

ART AND WISDOM  (9:00 & 11:00 class FULL)

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites: none

Ages: 8+

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $30 (includes a set of watercolors for each student to keep). 

Tuition: $25

Supplies Needed: a paint shirt or apron kept in their backpack to use as needed (optional)

 

COURSE DETAILS:  This year is packed with all new projects!  We will look at the work of Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol and then create overlapping ice cream cones with tissue paper on canvas board.  The elements and principles of design will also be presented, and students will identify those elements in works of art  It will be a year of fun and strengthening drawing and painting skills!

 

Each week we will discuss some words of wisdom from well known Christians.  Some of our art projects will become a background for lettering these quotes.

 

  • “The light that shines farthest, shines brightest nearest home.” – C. T. Studd

  • ‘My feelings are not God.  God is God.  My feelings do not define truth.  God’s word defines truth.” – John Piper

  • “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” – Corrie Ten Boom

 

Projects will include:

  • Watercolor cactus in metal embossed bowl

  • Watercolor and alcohol sunset background for lettering one of our quotes

  • Mirror board circular kaleidoscope images

  • Colored pencil bird or musical instrument drawn on vintage sheet music

  • Scratch board animal

  • Wax resist trees

 

A projection camera, DVD or video will be used for step-by-step drawing instruction on most projects. Students may choose to follow along or create their own unique variation of the project. 

 

There will be an art show the first week in May. Each student will display 2 pieces of artwork done in class. On the day of the show, during class, we will learn to give positive feedback focusing on the elements of design. Encouraging comments will be collected for each student’s work and will be taken home at the end of the day. It’s a fun way to encourage each budding artist! 

 

HOMEWORK:  There will be no outside homework except for those earning high school credits. 60 clock hours are required for .5 credits. 

 

 

THINKING GAMES    FULL

Teacher: Kathy Anderson

Prerequisites:  none

Ages: 5-8

Class size: 6-14

Materials fee: $20

Tuition: $25

Supplies Needed: none

 

COURSE DETAILS: Super fun class filled with group games, teamwork and independent activities!  Lessons will encourage critical thinking, visual problem solving, auditory processing, eye-hand coordination, and deductive thinking.  Brain building will be happening while students are laughing and having fun with friends!

 

Games and Materials will include:

  • Geoboard puzzles

  • Pattern Block activities

  • Lollipop Logic and Mind Benders activities

  • Mind Bender Verbal Riddles

  • Guess in 10 Animal Planet Game

  • Mental Blox Game

 

 

ADVENTURES IN CREATION  FULL

Teacher: Carrie Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages 5-8

Class Size: 4-10

Materials Fee: $30.00 includes all supplies needed for in-class experiments and activities.

Tuition: $30.00

Supplies Needed: Worktext – see link below, small 3-ring binder to build a Science Notebook, a pack of 12 crayons or colored pencils.

 

COURSE DETAILS: By using the curriculum Let’s Talk Science: Adventures in Creation by Master Books, we will explore science from a Biblical worldview and scientifically work our way through the days of Creation. Each lesson includes Bible-inspired stories, a memory verse, coloring sheets, and handwriting/
tracing practice. Sample topics we will discuss are light, weather, earth and ocean layers, plants, the solar system, birds, sea creatures, animal habitats, the five senses, and mankind. Class time will focus on experiments and other hands-on activities, occasional crafts, and interactive notebook pages.

 

To thoroughly check out the curriculum, visit the Master Books website. Please order the worktext in time for the first class: https://www.masterbooks.com/homeschool-curriculum/grade-level/2nd-grade/adventures-in-creation-level-1

 

HOMEWORK: For your convenience, weekly emails will be sent with suggested homework.

 

 

APOLOGETICS/COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS

Teacher: Carrie Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 4-15

Materials fee: $15.00 (includes copies for an interactive notebook)

Tuition: $35.00

Supplies Needed: Curriculum – see link below, a small 3-ring binder, and materials needed for a poster project ( trifold poster, lettering or markers, color copies, etc.)

 

COURSE DETAILS: By using Master Books’ curriculum Comparative Religions: Practical Apologetics for the Real World, we will learn about many of the included 50 world religious views with a focus on God’s truth as the standard. The course critiques religions, cults, sects, and systems so that your student will feel equipped to understand non-Christian errors and help point followers to Jesus. We will spend more time understanding the five most influential religions. Two projects will be required: a poster project on a biblical holiday (second semester) and keeping up with a notebook of class activities that will be due at the end of the year (year-long).
 

Please note: this class requires reading and writing and interaction with the class. It is a full-year elective class designed for 11th and 12th grade, but all high schoolers 8th grade and up are welcomed and should have no problem keeping up. The workbook includes 10 quizzes and 3 tests that will be done in class. 

 

There are three books and a workbook included with the curriculum. Please note, we will study the most noted religions and cults since we only meet one hour per week. For complete details, please visit: https://www.masterbooks.com/comparative-religions-curriculum-pack. Please purchase the books and workbook before the first week of class.

 

HOMEWORK: For your convenience, homework reminders will be sent each week. Homework should be expected each week and mainly will include reading.

 

 

 

EXPLORING GOVERNMENT

Teacher: Carrie Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 4-15

Materials fee: $30.00 and includes two workbooks that I will order for each student

Tuition: $35.00

Supplies Needed: Textbook, folder, pens or pencils.

 

COURSE DETAILS: By using Ray Notgrass’s Exploring Government, students will have everything they need for their required high school government requirements. Sample teaching units include different government types, the three branches of government, state and local governments, how a bill becomes law, voting laws, the Constitution, the federal budget, and the issues facing government today such as immigration, healthcare, and the economy.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-semester curriculum for a 0.5 credit taught at a slower pace for thorough understanding. Two added projects and a separate Constitutional Literacy test and US Citizenship Test will be given. Prager U, Crash Course, and Ted Ed videos and my own PowerPoint presentations will be used for reinforcement during class lectures. Conservative-leaning politics from a Christian point of view will be discussed.

 

Text: Exploring Government, by Ray Notgrass. Grading for this course is based on weekly quizzes, cumulative exams, and 2 projects. Please order the Exploring Government TEXTBOOKS ONLY, the workbooks will be included in your materials fee and I will order them for you. To order or preview the materials, check the Notgrass website: https://history.notgrass.com/exploring-government-curriculum-package/.

 

HOMEWORK: For your convenience, a weekly e-mail reminder will be sent out. Expect homework every week and unit quizzes.

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING ESSENTIALS    FULL

Teacher: Carrie Matthews

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 13+

Class size: 4-12

Materials fee: $30 includes copies and classroom supplies needed for assignments

Tuition: $35.00

Supplies Needed: Composition book for journaling, access to a computer

 

COURSE DETAILS: Whether you are a prolific writer or have never had a formal writing class before, this class will help you with the basics of formal writing. We will explore three major types of required high school writing: business writing, academic writing, and creative writing all in one class. Example assignments include paragraph a week/journaling, a product review, a book review, business letters, e-mail etiquette, slide and poster presentations, two 5-paragraph essays (persuasive, descriptive), two research papers (missionary biography and a social issue of choice), two short stories (one historical fiction and one a genre of choice), and song writing.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Students must have access to a computer, Google Docs, and a G-mail email account (sharing with a parent account is OK).  All work is expected to be typed. All editing/grading of assignments will be through Google Docs.

 

HOMEWORK: For your convenience, weekly homework reminders will be sent out. Homework will be expected every week for this class.

 

 

 

MINI SOCIETY   FULL

Teacher:  Pam Stayer

Prerequisites:  None

Ages:  8-12+ (older students welcome upon instructor approval)

Class size: 8-16

Materials fee:  $25.00.   This covers all of the supplies needed for manufacturing multiple products and for photocopies.

Tuition:  $30 per month per student.  Class begins at 8:45 AM.

Supplies Needed:  pencil, lined paper, markers, and folder with 2 horizontal pockets used solely for this class.

Former students are welcome to take this course as new information will be added.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Mini Society is a very fun way for students to learn about Economics.  In this class, students will run their own businesses.  They will manufacture, advertise, and sell a product of their choice.  Plus they will get to purchase other students’ products using currency that they will design, earn, and then later use to purchase their manufacturing supplies from the teacher store.  Through lots of hands-on activities, discussions, and economic films, students will learn about scarcity, choices, needs vs. wants, opportunity cost, how to make a decision, money, bartering, profit and loss, supply and demand, the 4 P’s of marketing, price determination, and competition.  They will also have selling days where we invite family and friends to come shop.  Students will learn a lot about real life and have fun in the process.

 

HOMEWORK: Students might have to complete expense ledgers at home if not finished in class and they may have to manufacture at home if not enough products are made in class.

 

 

 

SERVANTS OF GOD

Teacher: Pam Stayer

 Prerequisites: None

Ages:  5-9+

Class size: 8-16

Materials fee:  $18.00 per student for photocopies and art supplies

Tuition: $25 per month per student.

Supplies needed: Pencil, Markers, Scissors, and a 3-ring notebook with horizontal side pockets to be used solely for this class.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Servants of God  is a wonderful, hands-on class where students will study the exciting lives of missionaries. Through fun activities, stories, songs, and crafts, students will learn about these outstanding servants and the amazing God they serve. Students will also study Bible verses, character qualities, people groups, various cultures, and geography. Students will make keepsakes to remember each missionary hero and how he/she served.

 

Some of the exciting missionaries we will be studying are: Gladys Aylward, Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Eric Liddell, Nate Saint, and George Muller.

 

 

 

VOCAL STUDIO JUNIOR   FULL

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 5-12

Class size: 10-25

Materials fee: $45 (Choral Book, CDs, Official Fish Tales t-shirt and Props/Costumes)

Tuition: $25

Supplies Needed: No outside supplies are needed for this class.

 

COURSE DETAILS: Vocal Studio Junior will encourage children to learn to sing correctly, develop their ear and grow their vocal gifts and talents for the Lord. We will be learning the fun musical Fish Tales by Kathie Hill and Melody Morris! These are stories that are ”supernatural, completely factual and actually occurred.” Why? Because these Fish Tales come from God’s Word! Through this musical, students will share the story of how the fish symbol identified early believers, and how Jesus fed five thousand people a supernatural supper of real fish and bread. A special emphasis of this tale is the thanksgiving that Jesus expressed to His heavenly Father and his encouragement for us to be thankful…even for fish sandwiches! Then in the Fish Tale “Good Fish for Easter Day”, kids find out what was so “good” about Good Friday and continues to after the resurrection when Jesus ate fish and proved He was alive.  Children will really “get their hooks” into the story of the Resurrection with this exciting Fish Tale! In the story of Jesus’ call to the fishermen, “Many Fish for Fishers of Men” kids learn about the Great Commission and how God multiplies our efforts when we share the gospel.

Students will also learn rhythmical movement, simple choreography and some basic drama skills for their performances. This is a three-in-one musical and will be performed in three separate segments divided through the year. Prepare to have fun and make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Students will each receive a Fish Tales t-shirt to wear for all performances.

 

HOMEWORK:  Listening to their cd and memorizing songs and movements.

 

VOCAL STUDIO

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Must be able to match pitch, enjoy singing and working in a group.

Ages: 13+

Class size: Minimum of 5.

Materials fee: $15 (covers music, downloads/CDs and copies).

Tuition: $30

Supplies Needed: Folder with pockets to hold music copies, pencil

 

COURSE DETAILS: This course is intended to be a fun vocal technique workshop class!  I will use various techniques from my many years of vocal training to improve range, pitch, tone and breath control. I will create a non-threatening environment to allow students to build confidence as they work through songs that will best suit their voices.   Students will have individual instruction on solos that we choose together and receive constructive and helpful feedback. We will workshop several songs by popular Christian artists, and students will learn how to listen to each other, and blend and build harmonies, as they grow their vocal gifts for the Lord. Depending on the ability of the group, we may also learn some acapella and gospel selections as well.  While this isn’t a performance class, I hope that students can perform a few times over the year depending on their ability.

 

HOMEWORK:  Song memorization throughout the year, and vocal practice at home. Students will write an essay paper at the end of the year. This paper will describe the impact that one or more of their favorite songs they learned in class had on them musically and spiritually and how they grew as a vocalist.

 

 

 

GENERAL THEATRE

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Must be willing to memorize their parts for our Spring Performance.

Ages: 8+

Class size: 10-23

Materials fee: $25 (covers scripts, copies, licensing/royalties, props/sets, venue).

Tuition: $25

Supplies Needed: Three ring notebook, pencil with eraser, 2 different colors of highlighters.

 

COURSE DETAILS: This class will begin with FUN theatre games which will help students feel more confident and build acting skills of memorization, characterization, improvisation and working well with others. In mid-fall the students will audition in class for our Spring performance piece.  Possible play choices we may do (depending on enrollment) are: Where is My Lord by DramaShare, The Complete History of the Old Testament in Twenty Minutes by Tom S. Long, Angels in the Outfield by DramaShare or Eyewitnesses: The Story of a Promise Kept by Carrie Varnell.  An alternate play will be chosen if enrollment requires. Some doubling of roles may occur. Younger students may be approved by instructor.  Reading is not essential, though helpful. Older students who have enjoyed this class format (which is different from Advanced Theatre) in previous years are welcome to enroll as well as new students.

 

HOMEWORK: Script memorization, and students and their parents are responsible for providing their own costumes, (with assistance from instructor) and assist with obtaining props.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates for the Dress Rehearsal and Spring Performance will be announced as soon as possible. These dates are mandatory, and parents will be required to return a signed commitment form to Mrs. Magalong prior to casting announcements.

 

 

 

ADVANCED THEATRE

*prerequisites apply

Teacher: Julie Magalong

Prerequisites: Students must be 14 and up and have previous performance experience and instructor approval.

Ages: 14+

Class size: 10-20

Materials fee: $25 (covers scripts, copies, licensing/royalties, props/sets, venue)

Tuition: $30

Supplies Needed: Three ring notebook, pencil with eraser, two different colored highlighters.

 

COURSE DETAILS: This course is for the student who wants to fine tune their acting skills and work on growing tighter as an ensemble cast.  Students will build on the same skills as in General Theatre and stretch their ability to communicate the story. More advanced acting training in the areas of focus, transition, inner/outer monologue, staging, and physicality will be applied. They will begin the year working on, and performing, monologues. In November, we will begin working on our Spring Performance piece which will likely be one of these scripts:  This is Your Reality by Warren Sager, The Blood by DramaShare, or The Complete History of the Old Testament in Twenty Minutes by Tom S. Long. Another script may be chosen depending on enrollment. Some doubling of roles may occur.

The advanced theatre students will also be assisting with the General Theatre productions at the Spring Performance.  They will help with stage set up, stage managing, set changes, costumes and tech.

 

HOMEWORK: Script memorization, and students and their parents are responsible for providing their own costumes, (with assistance from instructor).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The dates for the Dress Rehearsal and Spring Performance will be announced as soon as possible. These dates are mandatory, and parents will be required to return a signed commitment form to Mrs. Magalong prior to casting announcements.

BEGINNING VIOLIN

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: Must be able to attend 2 pre-semester classes for violin fitting and to begin

instruction before the class starts. There is no additional charge for these pre-semester

classes.

Ages: 5-9

Class Size: Minimum of 4

Materials fee: $25 to purchase books and music

Tuition:$25

Supplies Needed: Violin (see me for rental options)

 

COURSE DETAILS: Beginning violin class is for students interested in learning to play the

violin but unable to take private lessons or to complement their current instrument studies.

Students will learn the basics of violin posture, the frame of the left and right hands needed

to play with beautiful tone and intonation, and beginning music theory. Students will play

together as a group and weekly playing assignments for daily practice will be sent home

with each student. Students are asked to practice only on the days they eat. Each class will

end with music theory (beat vs. rhythm, note reading, etc.) games that can also be played at

home to further reinforce the concepts.

 

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

 

 

 

VIOLIN ORCHESTRA

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: Must be able to attend 3 pre-semester classes for violin fitting and to begin

instruction before the class starts. There is no additional charge for these pre-semester

classes. Prior music study preferred but not required.

Ages: 10-17

Class Size: Minimum of 4

Materials fee: $25 to purchase books and music

Tuition:$25

Supplies Needed: Violin (see me for rental options)

 

COURSE DETAILS: Violin Orchestra class is for students interested in learning to play the

violin but unable to take private lessons or participate in a school orchestra or to

complement their current instrument studies. Students will learn to read music and play in a

chamber style violin orchestra. Students will receive ensemble music that we will plan to

perform. Students will learn the basics of violin posture, the frame of the left and right

hands needed to play with beautiful tone and intonation, note reading and music theory.

Students will play together as a group and weekly playing assignments for daily practice will

be sent home with each student. Students are asked to practice only on the days they eat.

 

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

 

 

ADVANCED VIOLIN ORCHESTRA

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: Audition only and must have completed at least one year of violin study.

Ages: 10-17

Class Size: Minimum of 4

Materials fee: $25 to purchase books and music

Tuition:$25

Supplies Needed: Violin (see me for rental options)

 

COURSE DETAILS: Violin Orchestra class is for students interested in continuing their

music studies on the violin but unable to take private lessons or participate in a school

orchestra or to complement their current instrument studies. Students will play in a chamber

style violin orchestra. Students will receive ensemble music that we will plan to perform.

Students will continue to perfect the basics of violin posture, the frame of the left and right

hands needed to play with beautiful tone and intonation, vibrato, detache, note reading and

music theory. Students will play together as a group and weekly playing assignments for

daily practice will be sent home with each student.

 

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

 

 

 

PRE-INSTRUMENT MUSIC CLASS

Teacher: Erron Lacy

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 4-7 (3 years old with parents attending)

Class Size: Minimum of 6

Materials fee: $25

Tuition:$25

Supplies Needed: None

 

COURSE DETAILS: Pre-instrument music class is for students not yet ready for

instrument study but interested in music and future instrument study. Students start the

basics of music theory beat vs. rhythm, ear training, note recognition. We will work with

cardboard style instruments to begin basic instrument posture and care concepts. Each

class will have games that can also be played at home to further reinforce the concepts.

HOMEWORK: Daily practicing as outlined the practice sheet received each week.

 

 

 

 

P.E. (12:30 & 1:30 classes FULL)

Teacher: Aaron Vogel

Age: Check schedule for age breaks.

Materials fee: $10.00 

Class size: 12-27

Tuition: 5-8 yrs. $25.00 / 9-12 yrs. $25 / 13+ yrs. $30

SUPPLIES NEEDED: T-shirt, sports pants or long shorts, and tennis shoes. No tights, yoga pants or

v-neck tee shirts. No sandals, boots or black marking shoes. 

              

COURSE DETAILS: Who’s ready for P.E.? “Everyone in your spots!” Every child should be building a foundation of an active, healthy life; one that glorifies God with the gift of their bodies. All physical education classes are designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination through fun warm-up routines, games, and stretching. Then, each quarter two or three organized games or sports will be taught.

Soccer, tinickling, kickball, volleyball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, golf swing, flag football, basketball, jump roping, circusing, beanbags, driveway games, badminton, cup stacking, and more are taught. Specific skills will be broken down and games and fun drills will be played to put these skills into action. One game or sport will be taught each quarter that is great for home play so that the student can organize and participate at home with family or friends. Please consider that each unit is taught over three years with emphasis given to one phase. Year One: basic skills. Year Two: team and individual strategy. Year Three: drills and play.

P.E. should be taught from a Biblical worldview too! You do not get that from rec programs, Options, or the local fitness or gymnastics center. PE classes provide many ways to teach Biblical principles as well as challenge the students to go beyond their comfort zones. Part of physically educating them is teaching them about the amazing ways God has designed our bodies to perform physically.

The thirteen and up class includes fitness curriculum from In The Core Sports Performance. This not only teaches them proper form and movement mechanics, but also teaches them how to workout on their own! 

 

 

 

SCIENCE LAB - Science in action.  (FULL)

Teacher: Aaron Vogel

Age Range: 9+

Class size: Minimum 10 students. 

Materials fee: $35 (Fee includes materials for labs and experiments) Occasionally, students will need to bring a household item for a lab, like an empty plastic bottle.

Tuition: $30.00

 

COURSE DETAILS: New Focus Through many years of teaching sciences I have learned that the students while needing solid teaching and instruction about how good science proves God’s word, they love the challenge and excitement of hands on projects and labs. They also need greater diversity in knowing different areas of science. Every week its lab time! Hands on science in action. 

This course will cover amazing science concepts from a great range of sciences. The big ones like Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Geology, Physical science but how about food science, nutrition, kinesiology, virology, immunology and a couple of my favorites, neurology and marine biology. Students will be challenged to critically think while experimenting. Some kinds include, building models and devices, discovering microscopic details, dissecting, working with chemical reactions, classifying, and testing scientific principles. The options are endless! 

 

 

 

BIOLOGY- High School

*prerequisites apply

Teacher: Aaron Vogel

Age Range: 14+.

Class size: Minimum 10 students.

Materials fee: $40.00. (Fee includes materials for labs and experiments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbook and tests).

Tuition: $40.00. (Please note that class starts at 8:45)

            

COURSE DETAILS: Through laboratory experiments, fun projects, observations, and dissections we will work our way through general biology curriculum. Apologia is recommended, although all biology texts cover the same subjects and the labs are quite similar. The most important part is learning how God created life to live, thrive, and survive in its environment and how we as God's ultimate creation can learn from, stand for and intelligently defend God's order and truth found in scripture. This will be my focus so they see value in learning something like photosynthesis or aerobic respiration. There will be mandatory homework every week. Reading and studying the module before the lab is required.

Major projects will be assigned like an animal behavior project, and short genetics and ecology papers. Optional worksheets and activities will be sent home to help 'fill in the gaps'. The first 15-30 minutes will be used to teach, discuss, and prepare for the next hour of application. Go to apologia.com for a unit example and the text can be purchased through Probasco's Christian Book Store in Loveland. 

 

 

 

SAT AND ACT PREP / COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Teacher:  Rebecca Shipp

Prerequisites: none

Ages:  15+

Class size:  5 - 10

Materials fee:  $80 includes copies, class supplies, SAT and ACT prep books, and What Color is Your Parachute?  for Teens.  Based on actual book costs, a partial refund of the materials fee may be available.

Tuition:  $35

Supplies Needed:  1” 3-ring binder, pens, pencils, lined notebook paper, scientific calculator.  Laptop or tablet, along with headphones, for in-class research and activities.

 

COURSE DETAILS: SAT and ACT Prep:  Many colleges give scholarships based solely on ACT/SAT scores.  This high school elective will help you prepare for the SAT and/or ACT by getting familiar with and understanding the tests, taking practice tests, and doing daily practice.  (.5 elective credit)

 

College and Career Readiness:  This high school elective will help you learn how to get clear on your talents and passions, graduate from college debt-free and land your dream job.  It will include research on career paths, colleges, interviewing, cover letters, resumes, and more.  (.5 elective credit).

 

HOMEWORK:  There will be mandatory homework each week.  Most will be related to daily practice questions for the SAT/ACT but will also include practice tests for the SAT/ACT.  There will also be research, writing assignments, and out-of-class projects.