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CLASSES

Spring 2017 Semester

 

16-week Monday/Wednesday classes run January 9 – May 8, 2017. 
These are typically high school classes, but usually do include a few middle school classes.

16-week Monday only classes run January 9 – May 8, 2017.
These are typically high school classes, but usually do include a few middle school classes.

14-week classes run January 9 – April 24, 2017.
These are typically high school classes, but usually do include a few middle school classes.

12-week Monday only classes run January 23 – April 24, 2017.
These include the Nursery, classes for pre-K, and classes for grades K-12.

 

It is the homeschool family’s responsibility to determine whether
each offering will meet requirements for their individual programs.
Grades will be issued, but credit certificates are not given.

 

Parents are expected to monitor their student’s work and
encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the instructor.

 

To learn more about CHFM and apply for membership,
please go to the 
Prospective Members Area.

Please note:
Classes listed as 'year-long' will require enrollment in both the fall and spring
semesters to complete the full course. Tuition is listed per semester; each
semester is enrolled and paid for separately
.

Students are not allowed to
join these classes at semester without prior approval from the instructor.



 



ACT Practice 9th-12th

Description:

The purpose of this class is to give students some practical strategies for taking the ACT exam and to provide a weekly time to practice taking the ACT content area tests.  The instructor's role will be to provide some strategies for each content area, practice these strategies in class, time the practice tests and to give reading/study assignments from the textbook to prepare for the next test.  Tests will be graded weekly by the student.  *A "mock" full length test will be administered on Wednesday April 5th if scheduling allows. This test is optional*.

Students may improve their scores by studying the material in the textbook, practicing how to use their time wisely during the test, and learning from their mistakes.  No official grade will be given for this class.  ACT practice test results are completely confidential.  Students will grade their own practice tests and mock tests.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 9-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM

Text Book: Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2017 edition - PriceNew: $12.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Advanced Guitar 7th-12th

Description:

Advanced guitar will build on information from the fall Beginning Guitar class. We will progress into playing from the second half of our current book. We will include playing chords, single and double note harmonies with other players. The course will include learning some scales and also patterns applicable to the guitar neck. The course will require each student to have a guitar, Capo, and tuner. If you will be buying a guitar for your child in this course, the teacher will be happy to assist and advise you on available options. There are several options for a tuner: free phone apps such as Optimal Tuner or you may purchase a tuner - those in the $8-$15 work well. Students will need to tune their guitars at home before practice, and just before each class.

This class is for grades 7-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Roy Bradshaw

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Algebra 1

Description:

We will cover the standard Algebra 1 topics, including signed numbers, exponents, solving equations, two equations with unknowns, graphing equations, scientific notation, ratios, percent, variation, unit conversion, perimeter, area, volume, English to metric conversions, and surface area. We will typically cover 4-5 lessons a week, with a short quiz each Wednesday. Successful completion of this course will result in an Algebra 1 high school credit. There will be at least 1 project assigned during the course of the year. As time permits, we will also include ACT review questions related to topics we have covered.

This class is for grades 7-12 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 30
Tuition: $175.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Cry Room

Teacher: Jan Ryel

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM


Algebra 2

Description:

We will cover a complete Algebra 2 course and additional geometry topics.   There will be at least 1 project assigned during the course of the year.  Successful completion of this course will result in an Algebra 2 high school credit and students being prepared for college Algebra or advanced math (Trigonometry/Pre Calculus).  If students have completed both Saxon Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 books, they will also earn a half credit of Geometry.  As time permits, we will also cover standardized test review (ACT/SAT).

This class is for grades 8-12 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 30
Tuition: $175.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Susan Warner

Class Days
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM


Art 1st-2nd

Description:

This art class is designed specifically for the younger elementary student that loves to create!  We will aim to product 5+ works of art.  Story books and interesting facts may be used to motivate and inspire young artists as we paint, design, and construct.  Student interaction is encouraged in this social and fun class.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 1-2.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: A-9

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Art 3rd-5th 11:00

Description:

The objective of this class is to teach basic art principles, to produce an end product that is satisfying to the student, and to allow students to experience a variety of art mediums that most home schooling parents do not care to attempt!  Students will work in 2 & 3 dimensional works while painting, designing, and constructing.  A total of 5+ projects will be produced.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 3-5.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: A-9

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM


Art 3rd-5th 12:00

Description:

The objective of this class is to teach basic art principles, to produce an end product that is satisfying to the student, and to allow students to experience a variety of art mediums that most home schooling parents do not care to attempt!  Students will work in 2 & 3 dimensional works while painting, designing, and constructing.  A total of 5+ projects will be produced.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 3-5.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: A-9

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Art 6th-12th 10:00

Description:

This class is for the beginner and the more experienced art student alike.  Each student will work at their own level as we work in the areas of drawing and design.  A total of 4 to 5 finished works will be produced.  This class will be taught as a traditional art class using a variety of materials and techniques.  Students will need to bring a sketch pad every class session for quick sketching exercises.  All other supplies will be provided.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: A-9

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM


Art 6th-12th 2:00

Description:

This class is for the beginner and the more experienced art student alike.  Each student will work at their own level as we work in the areas of drawing and design.  A total of 4 to 5 finished works will be produced.  This class will be taught as a traditional art class using a variety of materials and techniques.  Students will need to bring a sketch pad every class session for quick sketching exercises.  All other supplies will be provided.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $55.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: A-9

Teacher: Felicia Doll

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Ballet 1st-5th

Description:

In this class we will learn basic ballet steps, positions, and terminology. Students should plan to participate in the end of semester program. They will have fun learning a short dance to showcase. Girls are required to wear a black leotard with pink tights and pink ballet shoes of any brand. Hair must be pulled back and out of the face. Guys should wear black athletic shorts and a t shirt with black ballet shoes of any brand. The $20 supply fee includes a skirt (t-shirt for guys) which you will get to keep after the performance.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 1-5.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 18
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $20.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Juliana Doolittle

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Biology

Description:

Apologia Biology is a fantastic journey into LIFE!  God's amazing creations really "come to life" in this course. Biology is a fast paced, year-long class, covering 16 biology modules in 32 weeks. Each module will take about 2 weeks to complete. Module tests will be given in class and are scheduled for every other week so it is important that students keep up with the scheduled reading and assignments. Most experiments we will do together in class. Reading assignments, Vocabulary, On Your Own Questions, Study Guides, and Lab Reports will be done at home and turned in for grading in class. We have lots of fun projects, dissections, microscopic adventures, and games planned to bring understanding and knowledge to every student.

This class is for grades 9-12 and is a year long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Crown Room

Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM


Ceramics & Clay Creations 3-5

Description:
 
I am very excited to teach Ceramics Clay again this Spring! I am a firm believer that kids should have the opportunity to get messy with art and explore different mediums. This semester we will be making several hand-built ceramic projects! There will also be a time for each child to explore their inner artist and make something they come up with on their own...something to be proud of. I think a lot of times the process is just as important as the ending piece. Each piece will be fired in a kiln, glazed and fired again which we will learn about as we go along. More than anything, I love to teach kids that God is the ultimate artist and have a fun time creating with them! The supply fee is a little more than normal because of the cost of the clay, glazes and firing time in the kiln.

 

This class is for grades 3rd - 5th.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 18
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Jenny Wenzel

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Ceramics & Clay Creations 6th-12th

Description:

I am very excited to teach Ceramics Clay again this Spring! I am a firm believer that kids should have the opportunity to get messy with art and explore different mediums. This semester we will be making several hand-built ceramic projects! These older kids will have the chance to make more choices of what they would like to create...bringing out their “inner artist”. I think a lot of times the process is just as important as the ending piece. Each piece will be fired in a kiln, glazed and fired again…which we will learn about as we go along. More than anything, I love to teach kids that God is the ultimate artist and have a fun time creating with them! The supply fee is a little more than normal because of the cost of the clay, glazes and firing time in the kiln.

This class is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 18
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Jenny Wenzel

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Chemistry

Description:

A new textbook will be used for Chemistry this year: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Jay Wile.

This class is a college preparatory class which will cover the fundamental concepts of chemistry including measurements, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure and theory.  The class will also emphasize critical thinking and problem solving through laboratory exercises.  Completion of Algebra I is required.

This class is for grades 10-12 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM


COL 1:00 Spanish/PE

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children.

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2015.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


COL 12:00 Math/Music

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children.

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2015.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


COL 2:00 Art

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children.

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2015.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


COL 3:00 Play & Learn

Description:

Centering on Learning (COL) is for our preschool through Kindergarten children.

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2015.

COL students must have an older sibling enrolled in CHFM classes.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: COL Teacher

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Countries & Cultures 4th-8th

Description:

Have you ever played a video game called Minecraft before?  This game allows the player the chance to create his/her own settings and characters using materials found in the game that can be made or created.  Players can then invite other friends to visit the world that he/she created. 

When Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings, a science-fiction book, he drew maps, made up a language spoken by elves, and created a detailed micronation.

In this course, you will learn about countries and cultures while inventing your own country.  “That’s what micronations are all about!  A micronation is an imaginary country that has many things real countries have.  Most micronations have a leader, a government, and laws.  Some also have a flag, stamps, and money, as well as their own music, language, and holidays.” (Micronations, 1)

Each week students will learn Fascinating Facts, Words to Know, and receive an assignment to work on during class, and will finish at home. Then students will return the following week with their homework.  Pupils will create important documents, make stamps, money, etc.  (See the syllabus for more details.) Then, everyone will share their project during one of the last two classes at our own Micronational World’s Fair. Also, students can present their micronation and have it displayed on a table that will be provided during our spring program 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help you.

I’m looking forward to another fun semester of learning!

This class is for grades 4-8.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Tina Wheeler

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Countries & Cultures Jr. 1st-3rd

Description:

We will be taking a trip around the World! Students will explore life in Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, Antarctica, South Africa, Nigeria, Israel, Greece, Italy, France, Russia, and India. Each week I will present a country and give basic information about the area, flag, population, education, wildlife, sports, and other fascinating facts. Students will have an opportunity to do a classroom activity, and I’ll have some food we can to try out too! This class will bring cultural awareness, and the activities are across the curriculum.  So, let’s have fun learning about other countries and people groups!

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Tina Wheeler

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Current Events 3rd-6th

Description:

World Kids is a wonderful monthly magazine that provides students with knowledge about current events while sharing a Biblical perspective of that news.  Each week students will locate and pray for a country in the world.  Then we will read and discuss an article together.  Finally, we will complete an educational activity relating to the article we read.  For homework each week, students will read another article and evaluate it using the five W’s of reporting:  who, what, when, where, why and how. 

Parent Letter

This class is for grades 3-6.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $7.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Cry Room

Teacher: Pam Rivera

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM

Text Book: World Kids magazine (provided by CHFM) - PriceNew: $0.00 - PriceUsed: $0.00

Elementary Science 1st-3rd

Description:

Grab your butterfly nets and binoculars!  This semester we will be learning about Kansas Wildlife.  This class will look in depth at the natural world, which so often intrigues this age group, and apply scientific principles to the investigation.  Through hands on activities and experiments, we will learn about life cycles, botany, weather, habitats and ecosystems all centered on wildlife in Kansas.

Parent Letter

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Crown Room

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Fun & Fit 6th-8th

Description:

Fun and Fit is a class designed to encourage fun interactions with peers as well as healthy living.  I want kids to know how much fun being active and healthy can be while hanging out with their friends.  The most important thing I hope your kids learn from this class is that The Word of God is our true strength and nutritional source.  I hope to encourage your students to have fun, live fully, and most importantly love Jesus with all that they are while being physically active. 

Each week we will be doing kinesthetic learning so I encourage you to send your student in tennis shoes and with water if possible.  They should wear comfortable clothes to workout in and shoes that they can kick in. Students do not have to be athletically inclined to join, we go slowly and teach all the rules of every sport we play or activity we endeavor.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 6-8.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Kathy Morris

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


General Science

Description:

General Science is designed to be a bridge from lower level science into more academically focused classes.  This class gently increases expectations in both academic efforts and organizational skills.  With clearly explained steps, the students take on more and more responsibility for his or her work by meeting deadlines and following instructions.  Using the Apologia General Science text, the curriculum covers a broad range of topics from simple machines to geology to the human body.

This class is for grades 7-8 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $100.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Choir Room

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM


High School English 9th-12th

Description:

This class will cover some of the classic and best-loved plays of dramatic literature.  We will learn dramatic structure, terminology, and analysis.  We will occasionally watch video clips and discuss staging techniques.  There will be some writing assignments, quizzes, and a project.  Students will be required to keep a notebook with information on each play.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 9-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 15
Tuition: $125.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: June Johnson

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


IEW 6th-10th

Description:

Does your child struggle to get a single sentence on the page when you give him a writing assignment? Or when asked for a summary, does your child respond with a 10-page paragraph? Young writers need help both with what to say and how to say it, and Andrew Pudewa's Institute for Excellence in Writing method provides an objective structure with which to guide students as they learn to write. In this year-long course, students will learn pre-writing skills such as note-making, outlining, brainstorming, and research. They will practice composition structures including paragraphs, fiction and non-fiction summaries, reports, creative writing, formal essays, and book or movie critiques. They will also learn important writing skills such as effective word choice and sentence variety.

Students who participated in last fall's middle school or high school IEW class are eligible to enroll in the spring semester class for grades 6-10. If there is room, the teacher may accept other new students who have previous IEW experience.

Parent involvement is required for this class, particularly if a child struggles with writing. I am happy to be a consultant in this and will gladly take phone calls to discuss issues. I will provide instructions for each day's homework, but most students will need a parent to check their work over and help with editing. Most parents find that if they help a student for a while, eventually the student becomes more independent.

Assignments must be submitted into each student's teacher-assigned Google Docs folder by noon on Friday each week.

All formal IEW assignments must be typed. If your student is not accustomed to this, please have him practice a bit over Christmas with a program that teaches the home keys. I have found that a student's typing ability improves dramatically just by typing weekly writing assignments. Students will also be required to copy from the classroom white board. If your child struggles with this, it is likely that he will improve with practice.

Please feel free to contact Cynthia Shelden with questions about your child's class placement.

This class is for grades 6-10.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $85.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Cynthia Shelden

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Intermediate Science 4th-6th

Description:

Using Kansas wildlife as a focal point, this semester we will study life cycles, botany, weather, habitats and ecosystems.  This age group of children usually are very enthusiastic about the natural world and all the fascinating processes and extraordinary variation there is to explore.  With such great topics, we will apply scientific principals and methods to many areas, including owl pellets, metamorphosis, tornadoes, and photosynthesis.  So, grab your butterfly net and binoculars and get ready for a great outdoor adventure in Intermediate Science.

Parent Letter

This class is for grades 4-6.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $15.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Crown Room

Teacher: Darla Mill

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Inventors Unit Study 1st-5th

Description:

We will be taking a look at several different inventors and their inventions. Along the way we will create a notebook to take home at the end of the semester full of all the things we have learned. We will talk about as much of the “who, what, where, when and why, and hows” of these inventions that we can fit in. Your student will also have a chance to dream up an invention of his or her own! I am planning for this class to be very “hands on” and hopefully fun!

This class is for grades 1-5.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Crown Room

Teacher: Joy Bergquist

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Latin 4th-6th

Description:

*This is a 14 week class.*

Why should elementary students study Latin? Isn’t Latin a “dead” language? It depends on what you mean by dead! Did you know nearly 60% of English words have their roots in Latin? And that figure approaches 90% in the fields of science and technology! In addition, Latin is very similar to Spanish, French, Italian, and other “Romance” languages—sharing 75% or more in vocabulary and grammar. 

Latin is an inflected language, which means that the ending of each word changes to show its meaning within the sentence.  Translating from Latin to English builds knowledge and awareness of proper grammar in both languages!

If you would like to see improvement in your student’s vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling, and composition, if you would like to lay the groundwork for a career in medicine or the sciences, if your student plans to study a “modern” language like Spanish or French, Latin could be an excellent choice!

“Latin for Elementary” will be using Latin for Children Primer A published by Classical Academic Press as the main textbook. Each week we will introduce a new chapter, review previous material, explore English derivatives, and take a short quiz over material from the week before.  The quiz will not be “graded;” it will merely be a way for parents to monitor progress and mastery.  To receive the maximum benefit from this class, students (and parents) should plan to spend 5-10 minutes each day (or about 20 minutes per week) reviewing vocabulary and grammar for each chapter.

This class is for grades 4-6 and is a 14 week class.

This class is a continuation from the Fall semester.  Please contact the instructor for permission to enroll if not enrolled previously.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Melissa McConeghey

Class Days
Monday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Legos & More 4th-8th

Description:

This class will take LEGOS and even some other household items out of the box and into the world of engineering!  We will use the engineering process to help us design simple machines and amazing contraptions.  We will emphasize basic physics concepts such as gear ratios, pulleys, force, energy, friction and more!  We will also demonstrate how we use the engineering process to help the world around us.  Students will work in pairs to make creations using pre-printed plans, pictures, and their own creative imaginations. 

Syllabus

This class is for grades 4-8.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Jennifer Allen

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


Memory! Motions! Music! 1st-6th

Description:

This class and Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs-K will be meeting together this year. This is a 14 week class.

This class is part of a 4 year cyclical program that uses memory, music, and motion to lay a solid foundation of key facts that can be built upon in later years of learning.  The nine subjects covered weekly are selected scriptures, various hymns, history timeline, history sentences, science facts, math skip-counting and definitions, English grammar lists and definitions, Latin words and phrases, and geography maps. 

 
Each year, new scriptures and hymns are learned.  The history timeline is introduced over the course of the year and repeated during each cycle.  The history sentences follow the four books from The Story of the World.  This year’s history sentences will cover Vol. 1 Early Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor.  The science memory work will focus on Biology Concepts and Terminology.  For math and English grammar, the initial twelve weeks of each cycle will review the material presented in the previous cycle, after which new information will be presented.  This year's Latin subject material will include Numbers, Factors, "A Father is Pater", "Dona Nobis Pacem", and Psalm 23.  Geography will cover Important Places of the Ancient World. The time allotted for this class is 1 1/2 hours. 

Each week class begins with pledges to the American & Christian flags and Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, scripture and hymn singing, and timeline recitation followed by an introduction of that weeks memory work, student presentations, and review games.  At the end of the year, awards will be given for various levels of proficiency in memory mastery.  The curriculum used is from Claritas Classical Academy.  Examples can be seen on their website: 

Claritas Classical Academy website: http://claritasclassicalacademy.com/Curriculum.html 

Claritas Classical Academy example work for a week: https://youtu.be/uPuOHCxYCrY 

Here is a supplemental blog link for the memory work we will be learning: https://crossseven.org/products/ 

Each family can decide the variation from the below list of Cycle 1 tools that will work best for them.  

You may purchase through CHFM at registration or on your own via the Claritas website.

 

Required: 

Veritas Press Timeline cards (They are easy to find on ebay or other used sales websites)

This is what they look like: http://www.veritaspress.com/all-5-history-cards-song-cds.html

 

Optional Materials:

May be purchased through CHFM at registration OR from the Claritas website:

Claritas Classical Academy website: http://www.claritas-publishing.com/products?category=Cycle%201

Claritas Cycle 1 Memory Work Guide $45.00

Cycle 1 Audio $25.00

Cycle 1 Map Booklet $15.00

Cycle 1 Handwriting Sheets (one subject) $7.00

Cycle 1 Flashcards: Uncut/Cardstock $10.00

Cycle 1 Flashcards: Precut/Laminated $20.00

Cycle 1 Handwriting Sheets: All 4 subjects (History, Science, Scripture, English) $25.00

*Video Subscription $3.97 a month https://crossseven.org/products/

(* purchase on the crossseven website)

 

Parent Letter

 

This class is for grades will be for ages 4yrs - 6th grade combined and will be a 14 week class.

 



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 48
Tuition: $60.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Laura Murfin

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM


Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs-K

Description:

This class and Memory! Motions! Music! 4yrs-K will be meeting together this year. This is a 14 week class.

This class is part of a 4 year cyclical program that uses memory, music, and motion to lay a solid foundation of key facts that can be built upon in later years of learning.  The nine subjects covered weekly are selected scriptures, various hymns, history timeline, history sentences, science facts, math skip-counting and definitions, English grammar lists and definitions, Latin words and phrases, and geography maps. 

 
Each year, new scriptures and hymns are learned.  The history timeline is introduced over the course of the year and repeated during each cycle.  The history sentences follow the four books from The Story of the World.  This year’s history sentences will cover Vol. 1 Early Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor.  The science memory work will focus on Biology Concepts and Terminology.  For math and English grammar, the initial twelve weeks of each cycle will review the material presented in the previous cycle, after which new information will be presented.  This year's Latin subject material will include Numbers, Factors, "A Father is Pater", "Dona Nobis Pacem", and Psalm 23.  Geography will cover Important Places of the Ancient World. The time allotted for this class is 1 1/2 hours. 

Each week class begins with pledges to the American & Christian flags and Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, scripture and hymn singing, and timeline recitation followed by an introduction of that weeks memory work, student presentations, and review games.  At the end of the year, awards will be given for various levels of proficiency in memory mastery.  The curriculum used is from Claritas Classical Academy.  Examples can be seen on their website: 

 
Claritas Classical Academy website: http://claritasclassicalacademy.com/Curriculum.html 

Claritas Classical Academy example work for a week: https://youtu.be/uPuOHCxYCrY 

Here is a supplemental blog link for the memory work we will be learning: https://crossseven.org/products/ 

Each family can decide the variation from the below list of Cycle 1 tools that will work best for them.  

You may purchase through CHFM at registration or on your own via the Claritas website.

 

Required: 

Veritas Press Timeline cards (They are easy to find on ebay or other used sales websites)

This is what they look like: http://www.veritaspress.com/all-5-history-cards-song-cds.html

 

Optional Materials:

May be purchased through CHFM at registration OR from the Claritas website:

Claritas Classical Academy website: http://www.claritas-publishing.com/products?category=Cycle%201

Claritas Cycle 1 Memory Work Guide $45.00

Cycle 1 Audio $25.00

Cycle 1 Map Booklet $15.00

Cycle 1 Handwriting Sheets (one subject) $7.00

Cycle 1 Flashcards: Uncut/Cardstock $10.00

Cycle 1 Flashcards: Precut/Laminated $20.00

Cycle 1 Handwriting Sheets: All 4 subjects (History, Science, Scripture, English) $25.00

* Video Subscription $3.97 a month https://crossseven.org/products/

(*purchase on crossseven website)

 

This class is for grades will be for ages 4yrs - 6th grade combined and will be a 14 week class.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 15
Tuition: $30.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Melissa McConeghey

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 11:25 AM


Nursery 1:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Deanna Phillips

Class Days
Monday 1:00 PM to 1:55 PM


Nursery 12:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Deanna Phillips

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Nursery 2:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Deanna Phillips

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Nursery 3:00

Description:

You will only be charged for the first hour your child is in the Nursery.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 16
Tuition: $25.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Nursery

Teacher: Deanna Phillips

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


P.E. 1st-3rd

Description:

The student needs to demonstrate competency in motor skills and the movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 25
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $10.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Central Court West

Teacher: Jason Fair

Class Days
Monday 3:00 PM to 3:55 PM


Physical Science

Description:

Students will be expected to be to class on time with their textbook and any appropriate materials. Class time will consist of a lecture period and hands on experiments. Students will be given written and reading assignments to be completed at home each week. All homework will be due at the beginning of each class period for full credit. Late homework will be accepted for half credit unless previous arrangements have been made. Students will also be given opportunities to earn extra credit.

The text is divided into 16 modules. We will strive to cover 1 module every two weeks and have a test at the end of each module. Because we will only be meeting once a week, tests will be taken outside of class with a test monitor. Student’s grades will be based on class attendance and participation, homework, tests, and extra credit.

I anticipate an exciting school year with your child. We will have a great time exploring God’s creation together.

This class is for grades 7-9 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $100.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Christy Newport

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM


Physics

Description:

This is a college preparatory class covering the fundamentals of physics: motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, work, and energy.  Over the course of 32 weeks, students will dive in to the complexity, yet, simplicity of the world around us. Completing one module every two weeks, it is important that students keep up with chapter reading, On Your Own questions and practice problems.  Lab experiments will accompany each lesson to solidify the material being taught in a fun hands-on way. Completion of Algebra II required.

This class is for grades 10-12 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $200.00
Supplies: $25.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Cry Room

Teacher: Jan Ryel

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM


Public Speaking 6th-8th

Description:

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer each one."  Col. 4:6 

Good oral communication skills are so important in life but as believers it is essential that we learn how to be good communicators for Christ.  Through a variety of assignments the students will learn how to give memorized speeches, limited preparation speeches and those with visual aides.  All of this will be done with the Christian view of how it can be used for God's glory.  It will be fun but also challenging.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 6-8.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 9
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Chapel

Teacher: Kathy Morris

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Public Speaking 9th-12th

Description:

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer each one."  Col. 4:6 

Good oral communication skills are so important in life but as believers it is essential that we learn how to be good communicators for Christ.  Through a variety of assignments the students will learn how to give memorized speeches, limited preparation speeches and those with visual aides.  All of this will be done with the Christian view of how it can be used for God's glory.  It will be fun but also challenging.

Syllabus

This class is for grades 9-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 9
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Chapel

Teacher: Kathy Morris

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Research Paper 9th-12th

Description:

The ability to calmly, confidently stand one’s ground in an argument (which need not descend into a quarrel) and offer a reasonable defense of what one deems to be true is a Kingdom-building skill that seems increasingly rare.  If truth is to be built into a culture, the Church is “the foundation and pillar” thereof.  And so, we must teach the youth to reason and argue well.

Over the 12 weeks of this course, the student will “invent” an argument that understands and solves a controversial problem in society/culture/government/economics.  Inventing an argument will come from using the “common topics” to ask dozens and dozens of questions about the problem the student wants to solve.  The answers and solutions will be arranged in a highly structured “Six Parts of a Discourse.” Skills honed in this process will include: 1) discerning credible and non-credible sources; 2) ensuring sufficient proof and warrant for claims made; 3) contending with the best arguments of those who oppose one’s thesis; 4) writing with clarity and brevity; 5) avoiding informal fallacies; 6) using the 3 modes of persuasion: ethos, pathos, and logos; 7) using a master outline to build the written discourse; 8) properly documenting sources.

The attentive, passionate student will create a final product that prepares them for college-level research and, more importantly, comes with a feeling of “job well done.”

(Access to a computer during the class period is strongly recommended. I will be monitoring and commenting on sources that the student contacts through the internet.)

Letter/Syllabus

This class is for grades 9-12.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $100.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Mike Witherspoon

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Spanish 1 (Part 2) 7th-12th

Description:

Spanish I Part 2 is a 16 week class for 6th- 8th graders.  This is the continuation of Spanish I Part I.  In this semester we will cover as much as we can to try to finish the 2nd part of the Basic Spanish I book which includes: conjugating more verbs in present tense, present progressive, special irregular verbs, etc. A more specific syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the semester, but for questions or concerns please contact me, Silvia, at: silviaygreg@yahoo.com.

This class is for grades 7-12 and is a year-long class.

Instructor approval is needed for any new student wishing to enroll in this class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 12
Tuition: $75.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Silvia Petit

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM


Spanish 1st-3rd

Description:

Spanish for 1st-3rd Grade is an enrichment class that will expose the students to basic everyday expressions and vocabulary. This semester students will be learning about household items, clothes, , new locations, months of the year, weather, etc. There will be occasional easy homework, but overall this will be an introductory and therefore an easy class. The goal for now is to have students enjoy and become comfortable and confident while learning Spanish. 
I will try to continue using songs to review and introduce new vocabulary.     

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $7.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Hospitality

Teacher: Silvia Petit

Class Days
Monday 2:00 PM to 2:55 PM


Study Hall 1

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days
Monday 8:30 AM to 9:55 AM


Study Hall 2

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM


Study Hall 3

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days
Monday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM


Study Hall 4

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days


Study Hall 5

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: To Be Announced

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM


Study Hall 6

Description:

Any 6th-12th grade student who will be on campus Monday and/or Wednesday mornings will be required to enroll in a monitored study hall session when they are not in class. Visiting will be allowed at the beginning and the end of the session, but the remaining time will be reserved for quiet study. (Music will be allowed as long as it cannot be heard by other students.) Student must be enrolled in a class following this study hall, or have a sibling enrolled in a class during this study hall.

Study Hall is for grades 6-12.



Minimum number of Students: 1
Maximum number of Students: 24
Tuition: $0.00
Supplies: $0.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Parlor

Teacher: Study Hall Monitor

Class Days
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:55 AM


Trig/Pre-Calc

Description:

This course will equip students for college calculus.  Lessons will emphasize functions, graphing, conic sections, polar graphs, complex numbers, matrix algebra, sequences and series, trigonometry, limits, and an introduction to calculus. 

The pre-requisite for this class is Algebra 2.  A number of the topics covered in this course were introduced in Algebra 2. 

We will be using the Bob Jones Precalculus , 1st edition book for this course.  I am choosing not to use Saxon Advanced Math for a number of reasons.  1) There is a lot of geometry at the beginning of the book that we won’t have time to cover.  2) There are additional algebra topics that need to be covered to be successful in calculus.  3)  Now is a good time to transition to a more traditional math text. 

Taking a CLEP test for College Algebra and Trigonometry would verify to a college that a student is prepared for calculus.  Passing a CLEP exam would also give students math credits at a number of universities. For some students, College Algebra will be the final math class a student needs, but for others, it is the launching point for their college math classes. 

This class is for grades 8-12 and is a year-long class.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $175.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Summit Lobby

Teacher: Susan Warner

Class Days
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM


Writing Fix 1st-3rd

Description:

In this class, students will discover and enjoy the 6 Traits of Writing, a process that focuses on ideas and content, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions, and organization.  We will use the picture books Squiggles, I Wanna Iguana, The Three Bears, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Punctuation Takes a Vacation to introduce the traits. Then we will work through the writing process of brainstorming, organizing, writing rough drafts and publishing final work.  At the end of the course, students will present their favorite writing piece to the class.  Students do not need to be writing on their own to take this class…we will meet all students where they are.

This class is for grades 1-3.



Minimum number of Students: 6
Maximum number of Students: 20
Tuition: $50.00
Supplies: $5.00
Lab Fee: $0.00
Room Name: Cry Room

Teacher: Pam Rivera

Class Days
Monday 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM