VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY (Mondays at 2:00)
Literature, Analyzation, and Writing - IEW (Continuation from Fall Semester)
In this class, we will take a deep dive back. We will read, study, and write about works from Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The second semester will be filled with Shakespeare. We will cover Julius Caesar, Henry V, A Comedy of Errors, and some sonnet selections. Vocabulary will also be a component of this class. New students accepted.
Class Fee: $150
Supplies: The students will need a clean copy of each of these books. Used books are fine. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed. Barrons - Picture These SAT Words 4 Edition is also needed and can be purchased on Amazon.
Teacher: Kelly Hafner
Workload: 5 Min: 5 Max: 12
This Class Only is Virtual~Please Contact Jeni White for additional Information
1ST HOUR (8:15 - 9:30)
We are going to give our faith a firm foundation, and learn how to defend Creation & Christianity using scripture and science. I will be using Answers in Genesis materials.
Class Fee: $75
Supplies: Answers in Genesis material
Teacher: Jessica Rutten
Workload: 4-5 (scripture memorizing, daily homework, end of semester
project) Min: 4 Max: 12
2ND HOUR (9:35 - 10:40)
History of Rock 'n' Roll
Discover the history of rock 'n' roll in detail. This course will focus on where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries, and how it changed social history. You will get a chance to explore many of the revolutionary artists who defined rock 'n' roll, as well as the unsung heroes in genres from rockabilly to psychedelia, punk, metal, and beyond. You will learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators, and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past 65 years. Minimal homework. MS with teacher approval.
Grade: MS (with instructor approval)/HS
Class Fee: $50
Teacher: Tom Spielman
Workload: 2-3 Min: 4 Max: N/A
3RD HOUR (10:45 - 11:50)
Elegant Essay (Continuation from Fall Semester)
Elegant Essay is the perfect tool to help any writer understand the components of essay writing. This is the skill that students will use most as they move through high school and college. Vocabulary will also be a component of this class. IEW experience is not necessary but helpful. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.
Class Fee: $150 (per semester)
Supplies: The Elegant Essay by Lesha Myers. This can be purchased on the IEW website or Amazon. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed. Barrons - Picture These SAT Words Edition is also needed and can be purchased on Amazon.
Required Teacher: Kelly Haftner
Aide: Victoria Gladden Torres
Workload: 5 Min: 5 Max: 12
Polymer Clay Art
Polymer Clay is an exciting colorful sculpting medium that allows you to sculpt anything you can imagine. In this class you’ll learn all the basics plus tips from the pros as we learn to sculpt miniatures. You will leave this class with your own collection of tiny art; plus, the knowledge you need to continue creating on your own. I have almost 30 years experience working with polymer clay and currently serve as the Vice President of the Americas for the International Polymer Clay Association. I share projects over on my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/bethwest as well as my Instagram account www.instagram.com/oneblockwest.
Class Fee: $120
Supplies: All provided
Teacher: Beth West
Workload: minimal work to be done at home, most will happen in class Min: 3 Max: 10
Biology HS (Continuation from Fall Semester)
A continuation of the first semester introduction to biology, A CLEP preparation class that meets all the requirements for a high school credit in biology as a lab class. This is an academic class with a heavy homework load with assignments a week before the start of co-op and over Christmas break. The fall semester will focus on biochemistry/microbiology labs and the spring will focus on dissections. Topics will include: Chemistry of Life, Basic Biochemistry, Introduction to the Cell, Cell Function, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, DNA, Mitosis, Meiosis, Genes, Heredity, Genetic Variation, Creation and Evolution Origins Models, Biological Classification, Viruses, Bacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plants, and Animalia. This is a year long class. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.
Class Fee: $100/semester
Materials Fee: $150/year (new students only-returning students paid 1st semester)
Required Supplies: Science Shepherd Biology Textbook, lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology folder, internet access (with iGrade and quizlet accounts), colored pencils, pencils, scissors, double-sided tape
Teacher: Heidi Short
Workload: 5+ Min: 6 Max: 12
There will be daily worksheets/questions and reading/comprehension work and weekly vocabulary and concept tests.
4TH HOUR (11:55 - 12:55)
Biblical Archaeology (Continuation from Fall Semester)
We will uncover and discover sites, history and artifacts from Biblical times and learn about the ancient civilizations that were thought to be myths. We will use God’s Word to unravel archaeological finds with a brief study of what archaeology is, followed by “Unwrapping the Pharaohs” and concluding with “Unveiling the Kings of Israel.” This course is 36 lessons. While some work will be done at home during breaks, it is important to note that this is a 2 part class. Fall = part 1, Spring=part 2. This 2 part class is considered 1 credit via Historical Science. There will be a medium workload with individual work, activities to complete and record and possible group meetings outside of class. Books will need to be purchased at masterbooks.com prior to the beginning of class. New Students Accepted.
Materials Fee: $50 (per semester)
Required Supplies: internet access, notebooks, pencils, “Unwrapping the Pharaohs” and “Unveiling the Kings of Israel”. On the Master Books website, search for Biblical Archaeology. Please purchase the complete set, including the teacher’s guide so you have the worksheets. The purchase should include 3 textbooks and the teacher’s manual.
Teacher: Melissa Terhorst
Workload: 4 Min: 5 Max: 12
Dave Ramsey’s -Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool (Continuation from Fall Semester)
We will use the videos, workbook, and activities that directly applies to
the student’s actual finances. Each student will have clear understanding of debt, budgeting, saving, investing and other financial basics. I have lead 50+ families through Dave Ramsey’s FPU and the economy is my hobby.
The curriculum includes more than 35 activities that provide personal finance knowledge and life skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning. The activities are also linked with our blended learning website, foundationsU.
● Meets standards and benchmarks in all 50 states
● Meets all Jump$tart national standards
● Case studies to engage students in real-world application of financial principles
● Parent guide to encourage ongoing interaction with financial topics
● Pre- and post-tests for the course and a summative assessment
● Scripture reference guide for additional study of Biblical teaching related to finances
Returning Students Only. This class is NOT open to new Students.
Class Fee: $80 (per semester)
Supplies: None (students will be responsible for bringing the material provided)
Teacher: Pr. Kurt Hoover
Workload: 3 Min: 4 Max: 12