2019-2020 Courses

Schedule19-20 – PDF for viewing on your phone or printing

Tuesday Course Offerings:
Note that the majority of classes offered will meet two days per week (both Tues. and Thurs.)

8:30 – 9:25   Marine Biology Applied Math Spanish II Algebra II World Lit
9:30-10:25 Creative Writing Biology US History Music Appreciation Chemistry Research
10:30 – 11:25 Criminal Justice Geometry German 1+2 Spanish I Poli-Sci/ MUN British Lit
12:00-12:55 Study Skills Chemistry Gov’t/Econ Spanish I   AmericanLit
1:00 – 1:55 World History Biology Journalism      

Thursday Class Offerings:

8:30 – 9:25   Marine Biology Applied Math Spanish II Algebra II Comp I
9:30-10:25 Creative Writing Biology US History Photography Chemistry SAT Prep
10:30 – 11:25 Criminal Justice Geometry German 1+2 Spanish I Conv. ASL Literary Analysis
12:00-12:55 Health/Wellness Chemistry Gov’t/Econ Spanish I  ASL II Comp II
1:00 – 1:55 World History Biology Journalism   ASL I  

Schedule19-20 – PDF for viewing on your phone or printing

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

~English/Language Arts~

American Literature
Focusing on American authors from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Ray Bradbury, the American Literature course will cover important literature as well as the historical importance of the time period in which the literature is set or written. Class time will be spent discussing important themes and literary elements and making connections between the literature and the real world.  We will cover important themes of friendship, honesty, forgiveness, prejudice, war, and more. Complete novels, plays, short stories, and poetry are included in this course, and tests and projects will be assigned throughout the year. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $120/semester
Reading List: Native American short stories, Early American poetry, The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Up From Slavery, Shane, To Kill a Mockingbird, Farewell to Manzanar, Code Talker, Fahrenheit 451

British Literature
With genres ranging from romance to satire, forms ranging from the sonnet to the novel to the play, and authors ranging from illiterate storytellers to Nobel Prize winners, British literature remains one of the cornerstones of literature curricula around the world. In this survey of British literature, we will begin with the Middle Ages and The Canterbury Tales and then move through the Renaissance with a study of Shakespeare, Milton, and Donne. We’ll make a brief visit to the Restoration to study some satire before moving to the Romantic Period where we will spend time with Jane Austen and the most famous Romantic poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats). Our literature from the Victorian Period will include poetry, short stories, and a Dickens novel; we will finish the course with some modern poetry. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $120/semester
Reading List: BeowulfThe Canterbury TalesLe Morte D’ArthurThe Merchant of VeniceParadise Lost, Northanger AbbeyWuthering HeightsA Tale of Two CitiesThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd, various short stories and poetry by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Shelley, and more.

Composition I
The focus of this composition course will be on the four modes of writing – narration, description, persuasion, and exposition. We will focus on content and structure and cover some general grammar skills. Writing assignments vary in length and format, but we will finish the course with a focus on the five-paragraph essay.  This course is geared toward students who want to gain more confidence in their writing and who need to spend some time building a foundation for advanced composition.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: Teacher created materials

Composition II – Waitlist
The focus of this course will be expository writing, and development of a strong essay will be our focus. Students will write comparison/contrast essays, character sketches, critical analyses, persuasive letters, literary reviews, and more. This course is geared toward students who have been exposed to formal essay writing and who are ready to hone their advanced writing skills such as using transitions, improving word choice, writing clearly and concisely, and employing a variety of sentence structures.  Composition I is not a prerequisite of Composition II. 
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: Teacher created materials

Creative Writing
This class is perfect for mature writers who have a good grasp on the rules and basics of writing and are ready to expand their craft into creative works.  The text guides young writers from idea to polished short story or poem. Students will walk  through the transition from study to practice, broadening the writers’ focus by discussing the writing life — how to find and submit to literary journals, how to develop discipline, and how to persevere in the face of rejection. The text reviews and strengthens the writer’s grasp on the five essentials of fiction: plot, character, dialogue, point of view, and setting.  This course will guide the writer into the effective, sophisticated use of the essentials of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and structure.  All exercises build toward the production of mature, finished creative pieces.  
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: The Creative Writer, Level Four 1st Edition by Boris Fishman

Literary Analysis
The focus of this course is responding to literature through writing.  Students are given weekly writing assignments, and they will complete them based on the literature they are reading in other classes or at home.  Assignments will vary in length and focus; some will be creative in nature, while others will be more “academic”.  While I will note grammar errors and provide feedback on style and organization, the focus will be on the students’ response to the literature (understanding literary terms, connecting with characters, applying themes, etc.).  Students should have a good foundation in sentence and paragraph structure.  Class time will be spent working with literary elements, sharing ideas, brainstorming, and discussing literature.  This course will satisfy the requirements for a year of composition credit.
Min/Max: 6/12
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $130/semester
Required Materials: None

World Literature – Waitlist
We will begin in Greece with Homer’s Odyssey, travel to England for some Shakespeare, and then take off around the world with literature selections from around the globe. Along our journey, we will discuss important themes of war, the Holocaust, friendship, truth, family relationships, and more. Students will prepare for weekly discussions by reading assigned chapters. Our class time will focus on identifying literary elements (symbolism, character, conflict, etc.) and their importance to the work, as well as discussing issues raised by the literature.  Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $120/semester
Reading List: (subject to revision): Mythology, The Odyssey, The Trumpeter of Krakow, Romeo & Juliet, A Single Shard, Around the World in 80 Days, Cry the Beloved Country, Night, Children of the River, The Giver

~Foreign Language~

American Sign Language I
This is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Students will learn basic signs, ASL sentence structure, and Deaf culture through direct instruction, periods of immersion, songs, and games. Students will be given assignments to practice between classes. Many universities such as Clemson, Converse, Gardner-Webb, and UNC accept ASL as a foreign language and even offer ASL as a major or minor. ASL may be of interest to students who will be pursuing careers in education (especially special education) or in the medical field. It is also a great foreign language choice for students who may benefit to a kinesthetic language in place of an oral one.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Erin Gladden
Cost: $135/semester
Required Materials: None. Students will need regular access to the internet to watch assigned videos and take quizzes.

American Sign Language II
This is a continuation of American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1). Students will build on their knowledge of basic signs, ASL sentence structure, and Deaf culture through direct instruction, song, games, and periods of immersion. Students will be given assignments to practice between classes.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor:Erin Gladden
Cost: $135/semester
Required Materials: None. Students will need regular access to the internet to watch assigned videos and take online quizzes

Conversational ASL
This class is an alternative to ASL 3 and ASL 4. It will focus less on vocabulary lists and more on authentic conversations. We will use props and pictures as conversation starters. We will also create ASL conversation scripts, practice storytelling, and interpret songs. The majority of the grade will be from participation and presentations in class; however, practicing outside of class will be required.
Min/Max: 4/10 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Erin Gladden
Cost: $135/semester
Required Materials: Students will need regular access to the internet to watch assigned videos.

German I + 2
This German course will be German 1 and 2 combined with practical practice and review for German 2 students, as well as adding more grammar, vocabulary, reading, and conversation.  German 1 students will start from the beginning learning the alphabet, vocabulary, greetings, and simple present tense conversation as German 2 students recall what they know, teach German 1 students and team up to learn together.
Min/Max: 4/12
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195
Required Materials: German Demystified 2nd edition soft cover book (not the conversational text; used is fine)

Spanish IWaitlist (10:30); New class (12:00)
An exciting introduction to the Spanish language culture.  Beginning with the basics of the alphabet and frequently used salutations, we’ll dive in to tons of vocabulary, verbs, and the fundamentals of Spanish grammar (conjugating verbs in present and past tenses, subject/verb and subject/adjective agreement, object pronouns, etc.).  Students will learn through written text, conversation, song, and media.  By the end of the course, the students will be able to have a basic conversation about themselves, their families, and their hobbies.  This course is taught by a bi-lingual speaker.
Min/Max:  6 -12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $195/semester
Required Books: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level 1

Spanish II
This second level course will continue to increase vocabulary, explore the verb tenses (concentrating on past, progressive and perfect, and future), and engage in daily conversation in order to better individual fluency. We will more develop more complex sentences (verbal and written) using object pronouns, commands, and comparisons.  The course will also dig deeper into Hispanic culture, the arts, and current events. Students will learn through written text, conversation, song, and media.   
Min/Max: 6- 12 students
Days: T/Th
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level 2

~Math~

Algebra II
This second-year algebra course will develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts learned in prior courses, such as factoring, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, and working with rational expressions and equations.  We will also dive into new concepts like logarithms, matrices, conic sections, and trigonometry.  Quizzes and tests will be given and graded by the tutor.  Homework will be graded by the student or parent.  An honors option is available.
Prerequisites:  A grade of C or better in Algebra 1 is recommended for success in this class.
Min/Max: 7/12
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor:  Wendy Lockhart
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials:  McDougall Littell Algebra 2 (2004 ed by Bob Larson) ISBN: 0-618-25020-4; McDougal Littell Worked Out Solution Key Algebra 2 (2001 ed)  ISBN: 0-618-02024-1; McDougall Littel Practice Workbook, Algebra 2  ISBN:  0-618-73696-4; Graphing calculator (TI 84 Plus, TI 84 Plus Sliver Edition, or TI 84 Plus CE.  Other brands may do what we want them to do, but will make things difficult for the student as they do not use the same keystrokes as the Texas Instruments calculators)

Applied Mathematics/Personal Finance
This two-semester course is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. A more real-­world, project-­based practical math course. Students will experience real-world scenarios and use strategies covered in the course to help them make sound financial decisions. They will design personal and household budgets; simulate the use of checking and savings accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, credit management; evaluate and understand insurance and taxes; understand the process of purchasing a car and home; and other related topics. This course will provide a foundational understanding of making informed personal financial decisions. Foundation in Algebra 1 is helpful to understand and complete the mathematical formulas covered in this course.
Min/Max: 6/12
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials:Abeka Consumer Math in Christian Perspective (2nd ed.) and Foundations in Personal Finance by Dave Ramsey, Homeschool Student Text (New Ed.)

Geometry
Students will learn Euclidean geometry through the application of fundamental theorems and postulates. We will study topics such as measurement and construction, coordinate geometry, relationships between parallel and perpendicular lines and their intercepted angles, congruent and similar triangles, area and volume formulas, ratios and proportions, special properties of segments and lines in triangles, circles and polygons, and basic trigonometry. Geometry is heavy on vocabulary and concepts will build on one another throughout the course.An honors option is available. Quizzes and tests will be given and graded by the tutor. Homework will be graded by the student or parent.
Prerequisites:A grade of a C or better in Algebra 1 is recommended for success in this class.
Min/Max: 7/12
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor:  Wendy Lockhart
Cost:  $195 per semester
Required Materials:  Glencoe Geometry. 2001.  ISBN: 978-0078228803; Glencoe Geometry Practice Workbook.  ISBN: 0-02-825322-1; Glencoe Geometry Answer Key.  ISBN: 0-0282-52933 (Students must have the exact editions listed.)

~Science~

Biology w/ LabWaitlist (9:30); New Class (1:00)
Biology class with lab will be a hands-on class environment.  In addition to covering topics in the textbook, such as the study of life processes; the different Kingdoms; DNA; Genetics; Ecology; and how to properly use a microscope, the course will also bring in up-to-date biology topics. The focus will be on developing the scientific method for proper laboratory study, class lectures, and discussions. Grading will be offered based on online module tests, class participation, and lab reports.  We will follow a plan of study based on the Apologia Biology curriculum and will use an additional experiment book.
Min/Max: 7 -12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195/semester plus a $25 yearly lab fee for materials
Required materials:  Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd editionIllustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Robert and Barbara Thompson, box of gloves, Lab Notebook

Chemistry w/ Lab9:30 (Waitlist) or 12:00 (New class)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a general overview of chemistry and the science at work on the molecular level.  This is an exciting field of study, and we will relate it to many other science disciplines, the world around us, and our daily lives.  Topics covered will include: a review of the basic concepts of matter; atomic theory; the periodic table of elements; chemical bonding; molecular structure; binomial nomenclature; chemical equations and solutions; thermochemistry; acids and bases; oxidation and reduction reactions, and an introduction to organic chemistry.  We will also cover: technical writing, lab documentation, data presentation, lab reports, ethics in science, and related careers.  Interested students will have an opportunity to visit the Chemistry Department of a college campus.  Students must have successfully completed Algebra I to take this course. Homework will be required to successfully complete this course of study.  Labs will be completed in class.  Tests and quizzes will be graded by the instructor, and feedback will be provided.  Honors option available.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday; 9:30 (waitlist) or 12:00 (new class)
Instructor: Chloe Walker
Cost: $195/semester
Lab fee: $25/year
Required Materials:  Apologia: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Ed.;  Lab Notebook;  3-ring binder; goggles (not safety glasses); disposable gloves (nitrile or latex – student preference); supplemental course materials will be provided by the instructor (online or in class).

Marine Biology w/ Lab – waitlist
This course is designed as a second year life science course for freshmen through seniors who already have an understanding of biology (not a prerequisite).  Students will learn about the physical structure and chemistry of the ocean, the diversity of ocean life, marine ecology, and the scope and impact of human interactions with the oceans.  Laboratory activities reinforce concepts and principles presented. Dissections and observations will include, but will not be limited to microscopic plankton, bio-luminescence, coral, sponge, sea-star, clam, diverse shells, and dogfish shark.   A lab notebook, read assigned pages, work through questions and study guides in the text at home, and follow directions through Canvas will be required. Students will be assessed in a variety of formats including standard Canvas tests, labs, performance assessments, and participation.  Topics at a Glance: The Chemistry of Water · Marine Reptiles and Birds · Marine Algae and Plant Life · Marine Fishes · The Microbial Ocean · Fishing and Fisheries · Marine Invertebrates · The World Ocean · Marine Mammals · Human Impact on the Ocean. Two field trips (approx. cost – $10) will be planned during the year and will need drivers.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195/semester with one time $30 lab fee
Required materials: Apologia Marine Biology 1st edition text and loose-leaf notebook. (All lab materials supplied)

~Social Studies~

Criminal Justice
This comprehensive class will empower students to think critically about the U.S. criminal justice system. Opening with the fundamentals of criminal justice, this class focuses on crime and criminal law, before progressing through detailed analysis of the major components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the administration of justice, and corrections. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: Introduction to Criminal Justice 9th Edition by Robert M Bohm and Keith N Haley (Renting from Amazon recommended)

Government/Economics – Waitlist
The objective of this class is to provide the student with a comprehensive survey of American government and our economic system. This course will cover the history and foundation of our principles and beliefs, the constitution, bill of rights, the three branches of government, political parties, and electoral process, as well as the media’s effects on politics. The economic portion will cover the history of economics, investment cycles, velocity, business cycle, recessions, depressions, inflation, along with demand for money. We will also explore national debt, personal budget and how this affects future choices on education and job opportunity,  This course will fulfill 0.5 credit hours of Economics and 0.5 credit hours of Government.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials:  Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (An Uncle Eric Book) 7th Edition by Richard J. MayburyThe Money Mystery by Richard MayburyAre you a Liberal, Conservative or Confused? by Richard MayburyMagruder’s American Government by Prentice Hall.

Political Science/MUN
The world is our main text book, and its ever-changing political boundaries and alliances will keep us on our toes.  We will study various types of governments; the history of governments; international relations and relationships; foreign policy; and the formation of the United Nations. We will study countries around the globe and the issues they currently face;  we will learn to use demographic data; we will practice public speaking and debate current issues; and we will introduce “Parliamentary Procedure”. Interested students continuing into the spring semester will have an opportunity to attend and “compete” at the Winthrop University Model United Nations Conference in March of 2020. Details about the conference will be provided in fall 2019.  Homework will consist of a variety of work including world geography, research, speech writing, reading for comprehension, and review questions.  Homework completion will be critical to student success in the course.  Active and respectful class participation is encouraged!  Model United Nations is offered as an “extra-curricular” activity at many public and private high-schools, and it is highly recognized by college admissions offices across the country.  Students who participate in the MUN portion of this course should include it in their resume of extra curricular activities when applying to universities and colleges.
Prerequisites: none
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Chloe Walker
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials:  Introduction to Comparative Politics, 6th Ed. (by, Kesselman, Krieger and Joseph) available used on Amazon at reasonable prices;  Model UN Handbook: A Preparation for MUN Conferences (by Greg Hodgin) also available new and used on Amazon;  a good World Atlas.  Supplemental course materials will be provided by the instructor (online or in class).

US History
The primary goal of this American History course is to learn and understand the history of the United States from the first Americans to present day. Students should be able to identify the major themes in American History and explain their importance at each stage in the development of the United States. We will start at the beginning with the First Americans. We will continue on our quest of exploring the Americas, Colonial America, The Spirit of Independence, and the American Revolution. After visiting those times, we will then head into The American Revolution, The Constitution, Growth and Expansion, Manifest Destiny, the Split of the North and South, and the Civil War. After the Civil War, we will dive into Westward Movement, the Industrial Age, The Rise to a World Power, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, The Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, and all the way to TODAY… Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I and Volume II) by William J Bennett; as well as an online component.

World History – Waitlist
In this course students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments.  For those interested in taking the AP exam, the course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.  Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: World History 2016 Student Edition by Prentice Hall (Author)

~Electives~

Health & Wellness
This class will provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. The students will pursue a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Topics include: anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, disease, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more.  
Min/Max:  7/12 students
Days:  Thursday 
Instructor:  Cayla Revels
Cost:  $145/semester
Required Materials:  Exploring Creation with Health & Nutrition (textbook & student workbook) by Apologia

Journalism I
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in an in-depth examination of Journalism and the news writing process, as they examine the role of printed news media in our society.  They will learn investigative skills, responsible reporting, and journalistic writing techniques.  Students are responsible for the planning, design, and publication of the school newspaper, CP Press.  This production process will involve feature writing, page/graphic design, photography, typesetting. Good writing skills and a working knowledge of grammar are required.  They will begin to use computer software as they produce the newspaper and yearbook. Bringing a computer to class is helpful. This class teaches various writing and editing skills as well as desktop publishing. Class may count as a .5 credit in Desktop Publishing 1, .5 credit in Journalism 1. 
Min/Max: 6 -12 students
Days: Tuesdays/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials: None; $20 copy/online software fee in addition to the course fee

Journalism II
Journalism II is a more in-depth continuation of Journalism I.  Students may engage in leadership positions as editors and staff managers, allowing them to experience leadership roles in a classroom environment.  As leaders, they will set deadlines, edit peers’ work, and determine the content of publications. The focus of this course centers on two major components of newspaper production: (1) editing for readability and (2) computerized publication layout and design for visual appeal.  Newspaper Graphic Design and Layout incorporates advanced work in color, type design, computer illustration, creative problem solving, and print production. Bringing a computer to class is helpful. This class teaches various writing and editing skills as well as desktop publishing. Class may count as a .5 credit in Desktop Publishing 1, .5 credit in Journalism 1. 
Min/Max: 6 -12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: None; $20 copy/online software fee in addition to the course fee

Music Appreciation
Course will cover four basic units: the elements of music (melody, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, scales), musical instruments (with hopes to play through many of them!), musical periods and history, and relating classical to current music trends.  Student will be able to analyze the composition of a piece of music and understand how different cultures use music in their lives. 
Min/Max: 6- 12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $135/semester
Required materials: TBD

Photography
Taught by a professional photographer, this year-long course will begin with basic photography principles. It will progress to cover not only principles of photography but the technical aspect as well. We will also cover in this course post production editing techniques used to bring your photographs to the next level. 
Min/Max: 8/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Diane Payne
Cost: $145/semester
Required Materials: A camera that can utilize all manual settings, DSLR preferred but not required. Must also have video editing software such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Research
Good research skills are necessary in our modern society.  Students need to be able to sift through copious amounts of information, decide which sources can be trusted, evaluate bias, and present their findings in a way that others can understand.  After completing this course, students will be ready to tackle any research project they are assigned.  We will complete a variety of research projects throughout the year, and final products will include a brochure, a PowerPoint presentation, a display, and a medium-length research paper.  Topics covered include choosing a topic, finding and using sources, library skills, using the Internet for research, note taking, outlining, drafting, editing and proofreading, publishing, and presenting. Students will be guided through the process step by step, and their final products will be great additions to their homeschool portfolios. Their presentations will give them practice speaking in front of their peers, and we will discuss how to make an interesting and insightful presentation in a variety of formats. We will cover the issue of plagiarism in depth, and students will be taught the process of correctly quoting and documenting their sources.
Min/Max: 6 -12 students
Days: Tuesdays
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $130/semester
Required materials: a library card

SAT Prep
Students will learn specific tips and tricks for tackling the SAT.  They will learn the most common mathematical topics that appear on the SAT and how to complete problems within those topics.  We will focus on the three subsections for math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced math.  We will also prepare for the verbal section of the SAT by learning the different types of questions asked and strategies for tackling each type of question.  Practice tests will be given, and students will come up with personalized plans for continuing their preparation for the test.
Min/Max: 6/12
Days: Thursday
Cost:  $125/semester
Instructors:  Ginger Lockamy and Wendy Lockhart
Required materials: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition, College Board

Study Skills
This class teaches the most critical learning, organizing, and communication skills needed to be successful in school.  Those skills include identifying students’ strengths & “SuperPowers” (according to Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences), setting goals, establishing priorities, managing time, organizing papers, speaking & listening effectively, working with teachers & peers, reading and understanding textbooks, taking notes, studying for tests, preparing for presentations, & tracking long-term goals.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: TBD

Study Hall
Students who have an opening in their schedules will be placed in study hall.  Study hall is monitored by a teacher, and students must work quietly on tasks from home or Compass while in study hall. The Internet may be used only for school work during study hall.  The fee for study hall is $30 per semester per class period for Tuesday/Thursday.  If a student needs class only one day per week, the cost is $15.  If you would like to add a study hall before or after your child’s scheduled classes, you are welcome to do so.

**All students are required to have a working email address, access to the Internet, and a printer.**

**Elective courses could  potentially meet various class requirements depending on state law and other courses completed during the student’s course of study.  Be sure to check with your accountability association for guidance in meeting high school requirements.**

 

 

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