Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th Grades)

1st Hour (8:15 - 9:30)

Game Time

If you are at co-op for the first hour and don’t have a class and don’t want or need study hall come join us for some fun learning through games. Wake your brain by solving Clue, practice spelling with Scrabble, creative thinking with Story Cubes and many more games. 

Teacher:  Becky Barajas           Aide: No

Required Supplies: None or game of choice


Minimum # of Students: 2           Maximum # of Students: 8           Workload: 1

2nd Hour (9:35 - 10:40)

Arts and Crafts- MS/HS

In this class we will be going over different painting techniques and more advanced crafts.  We will be creating jewelry, coasters with resin, modge podge and a wreath. *Note:  We will be using small razors to cut polymer clay and resin does have some fumes.

Teacher:  Mandy Korzik         Aide: ​Selena Visser

Required Supplies: Supplies: Hot glue gun with glue sticks, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, eraser and pencil


CLASS FEE: $120     

Minimum # of Students- 5       Maximum # of Students- 12    Workload: 3

Writing Middle School (2ndSemester) 


Learning creative writing, persuasive essays, poetry, short story, research paper with citations. Grammar prompts will be covered as needed.  

Teacher:  Emily Sault         Aide: ​Abby Manadant

Required Supplies: Supplies: Coposition notebook, pencils, 1 report cover with clear front


CLASS FEE: NEW Students: $50   EXISTING Students: $0     

Minimum # of Students- 4          Maximum # of Students- 10          Workload: 2-3

3rd Hour (10:45 - 11:50)

Physical Science Middle School (2nd Semester) CLOSED

A beginning introduction to chemistry and physics that sets the foundations for high school studies. The class will focus on vocabulary and basic concepts. There will be a lab each week. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement. Not open to new students. 

Teacher:  Kim Oleszkiewicz        Aide: ​Jen Lockie

Required Supplies: Requires lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated science folder (with brads and pockets), internet access, colored pencils, pencils.


CLASS FEE: $100 per semester          Supply/Lab Fee: $100 per year     

Minimum # of Students- 6       Maximum # of Students- 10    Workload: 5+               



4th Hour (11:55 - 12:55)

Forensics 101(2nd Semester)- MS/HS


There is a fascinating world in forensics. Join me as we go through what forensics entails. We will learn the history, investigation process, explore crime scenes, travel through the courtroom as trials unfold and more. We will discover what is involved in nearly every aspect of the process from types of evidence, breaking down witness testimony and even trial preparation. This will be a 2-part class (fall/spring).  Not open to new students. 

Teacher: Melissa Terhorst          Aide: ​None

Required Supplies: general school supplies, 1 1/2 in 3ring binder, dedicated single subject notebook, possible need of a microscope.


CLASS FEE: $100 per semester   Lab Fee: $25  Minimum # of Students- 4      Maximum # of Students- 10   Workload: 3.5- light end of semester project

Constitution & U.S. Government (2nd Semester)- MS/HS CLOSED

During this year long class the students will be focusing on how our government works, it's history, and who is involved. We will be starting with the birth of our independent country after the American Revolution and ending with our government today. Towards the end of the second semester we will be discussing the Illinois constitution and government. Throughout this class the students will be taking a series of quizzes after we finish each section. There will be a final culminating test during the second semester. Students can expect a moderate amount of written work in addition to studying for tests and quizzes. This is a subject that I enjoy teaching, as I have taught American History for a good number of years to seventh graders.  Not open to new students.

Teacher: Tom Spielman          Aide: ​None

Required Supplies: Students will be required to have a notebook and writing utensils in class every day. I will be supplying all students with most copies of handouts and booklets when needed.

CLASS FEE: $65 per semester    Minimum # of Students- 5      Maximum # of Students-  15          Workload: 4