2019/2020 Classes

Please note that there is a suggested grade level for all classes.  While there is some flexibility in these, bear in mind that at different developmental levels, students are able to learn at different speeds.  While the material may be suitable for many ages, the pace of the class and the workload expected may not be suitable for students younger than the recommended ages.

Literature-based Classes

Animal Antics 

grades 3 - 5

Fridays, 1pm EST

Full Year

 

Do you have an animal lover in your midst?  This class is a great introduction to online literature classes for your younger student.  Young students (and let’s be honest, adults as well) love stories about animals. These novels will delve into a fun and exciting world of fictional animals and their many adventures! 

This course provides young students who are fluid readers with some wonderful classic stories about our four-footed friends. Students will discuss literature and learn about various elements of stories while gaining understanding of the animal world in fiction. Basic writing and narration skills will be used in reflective response journal entries weekly. 

 

Course texts include, but are not limited to Misty of Chincoteague, Poppy, Owls in the Family, Rascal, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Charlotte's Web, Mouse and the Motorcycle

Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Survival & Adventure

5-7

Fridays, 9am, EST

Fall Semester

Do you have a student who would rather be building forts and hiking mountains than reading a book?  Do you wish that this same student would be inspired to read more or that you could begin to introduce elements of literary discussion and techniques in a manner that would be engaging for this same student?  Your solution is readily available!  Survival and Adventure class will offer exciting reading, thoughtful discussion and challenging projects.  Elements of literary analysis will be introduced, along with a vocabulary and writing assignments, all of which are based on engaging topics found in the adventurous books we will read. 

Course texts include but are not limited to:  My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, The Cay, Lost on a Mountain in Maine

What Would You Do?

grades 6-8

Fridays, 9am, EST

Spring Semester

"Well, I would have. . ."  It's so easy to say what we would do, given a particular situation, but without being there, we don't really know.  Our experiences and circumstances lead us to draw conclusions and make choices everyday, and through this class, students will engage in reading books that challenge their perceptions.  Approaching discussions from a biblical worldview, we will thoughtfully consider differing viewpoints and the way society deals with these challenges, versus what the bible says about them.  This class will rely heavily on reading, discussion and project based assignments. 

Course texts include but are not limited to:  Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The List by Patricia Forde, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, and The Birkenhead Drill by Doug Philips

Whodunit?  Mysteries & More

grades 7-9

Thursdays, 11am, EST

Full Year

Is Clue your favorite board game?  Are you always searching for a mystery that might need solving?  This is the class for you!  Not only will we read engaging books, but we will learn about the history of the mystery, and the sub-genres it includes.  As we consider everything from the classic and whodunit, to the hard-boiled detective mystery, we will meet some well-known literary figures, and study interesting periods in history.  While examining the critical thinking and logic skills utilized within the stories, we will sharpen our own.  Here is your opportunity to participate with others equally interested in mysteries while taking a great literature-based class that will include discussions, presentations, group projects, writing assignments and critical thinking challenges.   

*Due to often-controversial content found in Young Adult literature, we will be reading many books from Juvenile Literature selections.  Despite the easier reading level of books (primarily 5th -8th grade), the reading assignments in this class are geared towards the strong reader (generally one novel per two week period along with other assignments).

Texts for this class may include but are not limited to: The Westing Game, The Detective's Assistant, Framed!, Three Pigs Detective Agency, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, The Clockwork Sparrow, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Eye of the Crowe: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare's Secret, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, And Then There Were None, as well as Basics of Critical Thinking (students do not need to purchase this text)

Greek Mythology

grades 6-9

Fridays, 11am EST

Full Year

 

Have you ever considered why we are so intrigued by ancient Greek mythology?  Why are the beliefs, language, customs, and stories of a tiny island in the Mediterranean even worth considering?  Utilizing the ever-popular book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, we are going to find out.  As we delve into this series and a variety of other books, we are going to discover just how much the ancient Greeks influenced not only their world at the time, but our current one as well.  We utilize their myths, their language, and many other allusions that we had no idea trace back to mythology or the ancients.  God even uses their language to describe himself.  In our relatively young country, we have been greatly influenced by a very old culture.   If you are looking to read a great book series, and walk away with a far greater knowledge of mythology and the influence of ancient Greece on our world today, this class is for you!  This class will include on-line assessments, writing assignments and projects.  Because of the interactive nature of this class, microphone capabilities are required and a web came is strongly recommended.

Course texts include but are not limited to D'aulaires Book of Greek Myths,

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan, Gifts from the Gods – Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology by Lise Lunge-Larson, Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin, Dateline:  Troy by Paul Fleichman, The Story of the Greeks by Guerber (free online)

Worldview Classes

Worldview II - Understanding the Times

grades 10 and up,

Thursdays, 9am, EST

Full Year

*Reccommended completion of Worldview I - What Is It And Why Does It Matter? class or strong understanding of a personal Christian worldview

As a Christian believer, it is necessary that we have a clear understanding of our faith and a willingness to share and defend it. Once a student takes ownership of their faith, they must be equipped if they are going to stand strong in it.  Society is bombarding us with its "truths" and if we don't understand the lies within the messages, we can easily fall prey to them.  Through this class we will study the five most predominant worldviews that are shaping society today.  We will explore them with the intent of seeing how God's word holds true, despite what society may tell us.  Understanding the beliefs of others allows us to engage in meaningful discussion, and equips us to refute the misconceptions with truths, without being "put on the spot."  For any student continuing into higher education, whether through dual enrollment or as a matriculated student, it will be imperative to be equipped to see the worldviews of academia and be able to counter them with truth.

Course texts will be Understanding the Times by Jeff Myers & David A. Noebel and Understanding the Times Student Workbook

Art Classes

Art – What’s it All About?

grades 5 and up

Thursdays 1pm, EST

Full Year

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”  Given that we are created in the image of the greatest artist ever, it is certain that we were each meant to see and express the beauty around us.  Too often, we get bogged down by the “dust of daily life” and forget to view the art that surrounds us.  Whether in the natural world, man-made design or fine art, the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, help us to understand and view the world in a refreshing way that allow us to shake off that dust.  Using both a lecture and hands-on approach, each student will be encouraged to consider art with a new outlook as we study different elements and principles weekly, such as color, line, texture, value, perspective, unity, shape, and many other aspects that influence art.  Whether a born artist, or fulfilling a needed credit requirement, students will be encouraged to find their own creative outlet, as well as to view art with a new-found sense of understanding and clarity as we consider famous and less known art compositions.  Realizing that all skills improve with practice, art assignments are given with the expectation that students will improve as they progress through class.  Encouragement is stressed and the expectation of perfection is discredited as each student gains in their ability and self-confidence.  If your desire is to understand what goes into creating pleasing art and visual designs, as well as improve your artistic skills, this class is for you!

Materials for this class to be announced

2019/2020 Classes

Please note that there is a suggested grade level for all classes.  While there is some flexibility in these, bear in mind that at different developmental levels, students are able to learn at different speeds.  While the material may be suitable for many ages, the pace of the class and the workload expected may not be suitable for students younger than the recommended ages.

Literature-based Classes

Animal Antics 

grades 3 - 5

Fridays, 1pm EST

Full Year

 

Do you have an animal lover in your midst?  This class is a great introduction to online literature classes for your younger student.  Young students (and let’s be honest, adults as well) love stories about animals. These novels will delve into a fun and exciting world of fictional animals and their many adventures! 

This course provides young students who are fluid readers with some wonderful classic stories about our four-footed friends. Students will discuss literature and learn about various elements of stories while gaining understanding of the animal world in fiction. Basic writing and narration skills will be used in reflective response journal entries weekly. 

 

Course texts include, but are not limited to Misty of Chincoteague, Poppy, Owls in the Family, Rascal, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Charlotte's Web, Mouse and the Motorcycle

Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Survival & Adventure

5-7

Fridays, 9am, EST

Fall Semester

Do you have a student who would rather be building forts and hiking mountains than reading a book?  Do you wish that this same student would be inspired to read more or that you could begin to introduce elements of literary discussion and techniques in a manner that would be engaging for this same student?  Your solution is readily available!  Survival and Adventure class will offer exciting reading, thoughtful discussion and challenging projects.  Elements of literary analysis will be introduced, along with a vocabulary and writing assignments, all of which are based on engaging topics found in the adventurous books we will read. 

Course texts include but are not limited to:  My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, The Cay, Lost on a Mountain in Maine

What Would You Do?

grades 6-8

Fridays, 9am, EST

Spring Semester

"Well, I would have. . ."  It's so easy to say what we would do, given a particular situation, but without being there, we don't really know.  Our experiences and circumstances lead us to draw conclusions and make choices everyday, and through this class, students will engage in reading books that challenge their perceptions.  Approaching discussions from a biblical worldview, we will thoughtfully consider differing viewpoints and the way society deals with these challenges, versus what the bible says about them.  This class will rely heavily on reading, discussion and project based assignments. 

Course texts include but are not limited to:  Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The List by Patricia Forde, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, and The Birkenhead Drill by Doug Philips

Whodunit?  Mysteries & More

grades 7-9

Thursdays, 11am, EST

Full Year

Is Clue your favorite board game?  Are you always searching for a mystery that might need solving?  This is the class for you!  Not only will we read engaging books, but we will learn about the history of the mystery, and the sub-genres it includes.  As we consider everything from the classic and whodunit, to the hard-boiled detective mystery, we will meet some well-known literary figures, and study interesting periods in history.  While examining the critical thinking and logic skills utilized within the stories, we will sharpen our own.  Here is your opportunity to participate with others equally interested in mysteries while taking a great literature-based class that will include discussions, presentations, group projects, writing assignments and critical thinking challenges.   

*Due to often-controversial content found in Young Adult literature, we will be reading many books from Juvenile Literature selections.  Despite the easier reading level of books (primarily 5th -8th grade), the reading assignments in this class are geared towards the strong reader (generally one novel per two week period along with other assignments).

Texts for this class may include but are not limited to: The Westing Game, The Detective's Assistant, Framed!, Three Pigs Detective Agency, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, The Clockwork Sparrow, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Eye of the Crowe: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare's Secret, Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, And Then There Were None, as well as Basics of Critical Thinking (students do not need to purchase this text)

Greek Mythology

grades 6-9

Fridays, 11am EST

Full Year

 

Have you ever considered why we are so intrigued by ancient Greek mythology?  Why are the beliefs, language, customs, and stories of a tiny island in the Mediterranean even worth considering?  Utilizing the ever-popular book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, we are going to find out.  As we delve into this series and a variety of other books, we are going to discover just how much the ancient Greeks influenced not only their world at the time, but our current one as well.  We utilize their myths, their language, and many other allusions that we had no idea trace back to mythology or the ancients.  God even uses their language to describe himself.  In our relatively young country, we have been greatly influenced by a very old culture.   If you are looking to read a great book series, and walk away with a far greater knowledge of mythology and the influence of ancient Greece on our world today, this class is for you!  This class will include on-line assessments, writing assignments and projects.  Because of the interactive nature of this class, microphone capabilities are required and a web came is strongly recommended.

Course texts include but are not limited to D'aulaires Book of Greek Myths,

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan, Gifts from the Gods – Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology by Lise Lunge-Larson, Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin, Dateline:  Troy by Paul Fleichman, The Story of the Greeks by Guerber (free online)

Worldview Classes

Worldview II - Understanding the Times

grades 10 and up,

Thursdays, 9am, EST

Full Year

*Reccommended completion of Worldview I - What Is It And Why Does It Matter? class or strong understanding of a personal Christian worldview

As a Christian believer, it is necessary that we have a clear understanding of our faith and a willingness to share and defend it. Once a student takes ownership of their faith, they must be equipped if they are going to stand strong in it.  Society is bombarding us with its "truths" and if we don't understand the lies within the messages, we can easily fall prey to them.  Through this class we will study the five most predominant worldviews that are shaping society today.  We will explore them with the intent of seeing how God's word holds true, despite what society may tell us.  Understanding the beliefs of others allows us to engage in meaningful discussion, and equips us to refute the misconceptions with truths, without being "put on the spot."  For any student continuing into higher education, whether through dual enrollment or as a matriculated student, it will be imperative to be equipped to see the worldviews of academia and be able to counter them with truth.

Course texts will be Understanding the Times by Jeff Myers & David A. Noebel and Understanding the Times Student Workbook

Art Classes

Art – What’s it All About?

grades 5 and up

Thursdays 1pm, EST

Full Year

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”  Given that we are created in the image of the greatest artist ever, it is certain that we were each meant to see and express the beauty around us.  Too often, we get bogged down by the “dust of daily life” and forget to view the art that surrounds us.  Whether in the natural world, man-made design or fine art, the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, help us to understand and view the world in a refreshing way that allow us to shake off that dust.  Using both a lecture and hands-on approach, each student will be encouraged to consider art with a new outlook as we study different elements and principles weekly, such as color, line, texture, value, perspective, unity, shape, and many other aspects that influence art.  Whether a born artist, or fulfilling a needed credit requirement, students will be encouraged to find their own creative outlet, as well as to view art with a new-found sense of understanding and clarity as we consider famous and less known art compositions.  Realizing that all skills improve with practice, art assignments are given with the expectation that students will improve as they progress through class.  Encouragement is stressed and the expectation of perfection is discredited as each student gains in their ability and self-confidence.  If your desire is to understand what goes into creating pleasing art and visual designs, as well as improve your artistic skills, this class is for you!

Materials for this class to be announced

Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

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