All students will need a computer or tablet at home with internet access.  Students are required weekly Haiku (class web page) check in.

 

Each week students will need to bring a binder with dividers, lined paper, and writing utensils. In addition, any items listed as required must be obtained by the family prior to the first day of class.  Only a few of our classes have material or lab fees; these are specified in the course description and due the first day of classes.

 

 

 

Kindergarten: 9:30-1:00  (Consists of 3 integrated classes)

 

Instructor:  Kelly Hunt, Lisa Westra

 

Elementary Projects:  Kindergarten Reading Skills

--Grade K

Our Kindergarten students will love learning and growing through a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. As we study books we will integrate other subject areas so that students can make connections through their studies.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​many​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​projects​ ​to​ ​support​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are learning.  Included: Alphabet review games, animal rhyme riddles, beginning letter sounds, vowel sounds and blends, word family ladders, phonics, sight words, and much more!

*Self-pay $150

 

Critical Thinking & Logic: Kindergarten Math Skills

--Grade K

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​activities​ ​to​ ​reason,​ ​think​ ​logically and​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​reasoning​,​ ​deduction, and numbers.​ ​Through​ ​games​ ​and​ ​other​ ​fun activities​,​ ​student​s ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​to​ ​​solve problems.  Among other things, we will play a variety of math games, review colors and shapes, search for missing numbers, and play with pattern block cards.  After two semesters, students will have a basic understanding of simple addition, subtraction, place value, and logical thinking skills.

*Self-pay $150

 

Dance:  Kindergarten Dance/Movement

--Grade K

Incorporated into our Kindergarten program, we will strategically include a variety of interactive dance, movement, and active games to enhance our studies.

*Self-pay $150

 

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American Pioneers: American Girl History

--Grade 2-5

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

All new characters and content!

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world of​ ​America’s​ ​first​ ​permanent​ ​English​ ​colonists​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Native​ ​Americans​ ​they encountered.​ ​Explore​ ​other​ ​time​ ​periods​ ​led​ ​by​ ​American​ ​Pioneers​ ​from​ ​the​ ​discovery​ ​of America​ ​to​ ​the​ ​modern​ ​era. We will focus on different periods of time by reading about the characters in the American Girl series of historical fiction.  Together, students will explore these stories and do activities related to the readings to help us better understand American history.

Note: Students will need access to the American Girl "Samantha" series of books, beginning with Meet Samantha (check your library).

*Self-pay $150

 

Ceramics Projects:  Ceramics

--Grade 3-5

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Catherine Young

(Materials Fee:  $10)

Students will explore the history and techniques of clay and ceramic art work. Students will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​then​ ​utilize​ ​different​ ​tools,​ ​materials,​ paint ​and​ ​glazes, and will fire hand-built pottery, sculpture and other projects in a kiln. Projects may include (but are not limited to) pinch pots, bowls, slab containers, tea pots and sculpture.

*Self-pay $150

 

Strategies:  Chess

--Grade 3-6

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

This​ ​class​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​accomplish​ ​two​ ​goals:​ ​(1)​ ​To​ ​provide​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​tools needed​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​may​ ​become​ ​more​ ​proficient​ ​chess​ ​players.​ ​(2)​ ​To​ ​introduce students​ ​to​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​attributes​ ​and​ ​life​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to decision-making​ ​processes​ ​in​ ​both​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​lives.​ ​There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a brief​ ​instructional​ ​period​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​each​ ​class.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​time students​ ​will​ ​compete​ ​against​ ​their​ ​peers.​ ​Topics​ ​planned​ ​are:​ ​overview​ ​of​ ​pieces​ ​&​ ​their powers,​ ​check​ ​mates,​ ​and​ ​stalemates,​ ​castling​ ​and​ ​opening​ ​principles,​ ​forks,​ ​pins,​ ​and skewers,​ ​mating​ ​patterns,​ ​promotions​ ​and​ ​opposition,​ ​end​ ​game,​ ​tactics,​ ​sacrifices,​ ​& higher​ ​level​ ​tactics

*Self-pay $150

 

Culinary Expressions:  Cooking

--Grade 3-6,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

Cooking​ ​is​ ​an​ ​art​ ​and​ ​an​ ​experience.​  Whether​ ​you​ ​love​ ​new​ ​culinary​ ​experiences​ ​or​ ​not,​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​cook​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the fundamental​ ​skills​ ​students​ ​should​ ​have​ ​as​ ​they​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​into​ ​adulthood.​ ​​ ​Our Cross​ ​curricular​ ​culinary​ ​expressions​ ​class​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​to​​ ​offer​ ​basic​ ​culinary​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​hands​ ​on experiences​ ​directly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kitchen.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​increase​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skill​ ​in​ ​a diverse​ ​set​ ​of​ ​culinary​ ​practices​ such as food handling and sanitation guidelines, reading nutrition labels, simple kitchen terms, measuring, following a recipe, and formal table setting. Students are taught ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ in-class demonstration,  ​technology,​ ​​and art!

*Self-pay $150

 

Digital Movie:  Digital Movie

--Grade 6-10

Instructor:  Bekki Ewaskowitz

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​work together to create​ ​all​ ​the​ ​artistic elements​ ​for​ short ​​movies​ ​they​ ​create​ ​including​ ​characters,​ ​costumes​ ​and​ ​sets.​ ​They handle​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​movie’s​ ​technical​ ​details​ ​including​ ​using​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​movie camera,​ ​digital​ ​editing​ ​and​ ​special​ ​effects.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​marketing concepts​ ​and​ ​artistic​ ​expression.

*Self-pay $150

 

Natural World Projects: Microscope & Dissection Lab

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

Students will explore the natural world through this multidisciplinary course where students have opportunities to further examine a variety of natural specimens in a lab setting.  Classroom dissections will be performed regularly with interesting specimens such as an earthworm, frog, crayfish, and more.  Tissues will frequently be examined under a microscope.  Research and study will involve art and technology and there will be a final collaborative project and presentation at our end-of-semester Showcase.

*Self-pay $175

 

Explorers Projects: Dr Who Through History

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

This​ ​class​ provides students with a ​creative ​exploration of​ ​favorite​ ​time​ ​periods through​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​artistic​ ​expression.​ ​The ​project​ ​​ ​guides​ ​students​ ​through​ ​history​ ​with​ ​that​ ​fun Time​ ​Lord,​ ​Doctor​ ​Who.​ ​Historical​ ​places,​ ​people​ ​and​ ​events​ ​are​ ​common​ ​in​ ​episodes​ ​of Doctor​ ​Who​ ​and​ ​this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​help​ ​students​ ​expand​ ​their​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​such events,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​encourage​ ​them​ ​to​ ​research​ ​such​ ​material.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​learn interesting​ ​facts​ ​about​ ​the​ ​TV​ ​show​ ​and​ ​discuss​ ​both​ ​the​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​and​ ​real​ ​life​ ​historical events.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​also​ ​learn​ ​art​ ​history,​ ​literature,​ ​research,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​present​ ​their thoughts​ ​via​ ​multimedia.

*Self-pay $150

 

Drawing:  Drawing with Prismacolor Pencils

--Grade 3-6,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Drawing​ ​and​ ​Design​ ​is​ ​an​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​fundamental​ ​techniques​ ​and​ ​concepts​ ​of​ ​drawing​ ​within​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​media.​ These skills help to build confidence  and creativity as students are taught  the rules of perspective and the use of color through these different media.  Freedom and enjoyment to create is emphasized in this class along with the study of many famous artists and their works.  ​Students​ ​will participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​project​-​based​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​using​ ​many​ ​content​ ​areas​ ​to explore​ ​as​ ​artistic​ ​objects.

*Self-pay $150

 

Robotics:  Lego Robotics

--Grade 3-5,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Genius Engineering Staff

It’s time to go all out into the world of LEGO Robotics through this LEGO Education class! In this multidisciplinary class, students will learn about robotics, explore new concepts and gain new robotic engineering skills as they join in this fun and engaging Genius LEGO Education course. Students experience the thrills of learning through hands-on activities and protects. Students will build and modify robotic machines, vehicles and gadgets, developing their robotics skills using our special LEGO kits. Genius classes can be taken in any order as the new concepts and projects stand-alone while building on the versatile and engaging foundation of LEGO Education STEAM enrichment. Students strengthen their teamwork skills as they engage in groups of 2-3 students per kit.

Robotics/Engineering teaches problem solving, critical thinking skills, team skills and engineering.  Working together with others successfully, learning to value each team member, recognizing that others have great ideas and can make valuable contributions are important attributes for everyone in our interconnected world.

**New builds every time!**

*Self-pay $175

 

Engineering Tech Princ Jr: "Lego" Engineering Adventure

--Grades K-2

Instructor:  Genius Engineering Staff

Build and keep your own collection of toy brick kits. Genius Engineering is perfect for kids who simply can't get enough toy brick building and play! Students develop problem solving and creativity as they build a variety of kits as designs specifically selected to fit each student’s grade and building skill level. In this multi-disciplinary class, students assemble all their builds using a design pamphlet for each kit and become junior engineers challenged to design new creations using their kits. Over the course of the class, students participate in activities and experiments, challenges and races designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts. Kits are made of toy bricks that are comparable to and compatible with other major brands like LEGO®.

**Students take home everything they build!**

*Self-pay $175

 

World Cultures: Geography

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

All new topics and activities this semester!

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​this​ ​project​-​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​allow​ ​students​ ​to discover​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​world​ ​out​ ​there​ ​waiting​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​explore. ​Please​ ​join​ ​us for​ ​a​ ​great​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​different angles--through​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​technology,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the sights and sounds of several countries across the globe with fun activities, crafts, recipes and more.  So grab your passports and get ready to go!

*Self-pay $150

 

Dance:  Cardio Drumming

--Grade 4-9

Instructor:  Marie LaManes

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​exercise​, music and creative expression with drumsticks and inflatable exercise balls.​ ​This​ ​high-energy class features​ ​kid-friendly​ cardio drumming ​routines​ ​based​ ​on​ ​original​ ​choreography.​ ​We​ ​break​ ​down the​ ​steps,​ ​add​ ​games,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​exploration​ ​elements​ ​into​ ​the​ ​class structure.​ ​This course is designed to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​lifestyle​ ​and​ ​incorporate​ ​fitness​ ​as​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​part​ ​of student's​ ​lives​ ​by​ ​making​ ​fitness​ ​fun.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​also​ ​learn about ​healthy​ ​eating​ ​habits and​ ​create​ ​a​ ​final​ ​artistic​ routine​ to present to classmates and parents at our final showcase.

*Self-pay $150

 

Leadership:  Team Challenge

--Grade 4-7

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

This class will engage students in challenging group activities (often outdoors) that help build unity, teamwork, community, and improved group dynamics. The tasks often seem impossible at first, and require planning, problem solving, and group coordination.  Leadership and communication skills are developed in each student as they learn to work together to solve and accomplish each team challenge.

--More info coming about this class.  Check back soon!

*Self-pay $150

 

Natural World:  Culinary Science

--Grade K-2

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

Students will explore the natural world through this multidisciplinary introductory course where students have options to explore scientific topics specific to botany, zoology, meteorology, astronomy, etc.  Each pathway and project involves art and culinary principles. The topics and activities will help each student stretch their creative imagination while learning about scientific topics in a fun way. For example, students may spend time learning about the different types of clouds and then decorating and enjoying a piece of cloud bread while looking at cloud shapes in the sky and/or creating a cloud craft.

*Self-pay $150

 

Painting:  Acrylics

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Students will learn about painting with acrylics and creative procedures.  Included are materials and techniques of the medium along with various subjective problems involving form, color, composition, and aesthetics.  Color Theory is a study of the formal and expessive  properties of color based upon the theories of Itten and Albers. Famous artists will be studied and their styles imitated to some degree. Painting projects will be copies of famous art or original designs and style will vary from old masters to modern and abstract art.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beg Guitar Projects: Guitar

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Adam Holverson

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​music​ ​and​ ​technology.  Students​ ​will​ learn the parts of a guitar and how to tune the guitar.  They will be introduced​ ​to​ ​form:​ ​using​ ​hands​ ​in​ ​playing​ ​guitar​ ​with​ ​pick,​ ​learning standard​ ​music​ ​notation​ ​in​ ​performing​ ​exercises,​ ​short​ ​songs,​ ​finger​ ​chords, and transitioning between chords.

*Self-pay $150

 

American Sign Language:  ASL

-- Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

Through a multidisciplnary approach, students will learn how they can communicate with a Deaf friend, coworker, relative, or other signers. The online class will explore the life of famous Deaf citizens, the new technological advances in the Deaf community.  Hands on projects will consist of learning key vocabulary as well as facial expression, finger spelling, sentences, and even a song!  Students will also learn about the history of sign language and Deaf culture. The goal for this course is conversational skill, through the use of demonstration, constructive feedback on proper hand shapes and motions, lots of classroom practice, understanding of the importance of word order, and confidence-building.

*Self-pay $150

 

Culinary Expressions:  Art of Confection

--Grade 1-3

--Grade 4-12

Instructor:  Michelle Glenzer

Cooking is an art and an experience, as is the art of confections.  This cross curricular culinary expressions class is developed to offer basic culinary concepts and hands on experiences directly in the kitchen. With a focus on Confections and Cake decorating, students in this class will increase knowledge and skill in a diverse set of culinary practices such as food handling and sanitation guidelines, reading nutrition labels, simple kitchen terms, measuring, and following a recipe. Students are taught through the use of in-class demonstration, technology, and art!

*Self-pay $150

 

Climate Tech & Human Interaction:  Meteorology

--Grade 5-7

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

In this class, activities and experiences include the exploration of the structure of the atmosphere, weather and climate.  Through a multidisciplinary approach, including technology and artistic expressions, students will be introduced to fluid earth systems and human impact. Taught by an enthusiastic teacher who is a former meteorologist, this class will be chock full of experiments and hands-on investigations!

*Self-pay $150

 

Group Instrumental:  Piano

--Grade 1-3

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Emily Holverton

Come have a blast learning to play the piano in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the piano ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

Required: Smaller keyboard for class use. One can be rented for the semester from Harbor $25.

*Self-pay $150

 

Karate:  Karate

--Grade 1-5,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Nick Walters

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course,​ ​students​ ​​ ​will​ ​concentrate​ ​on​ ​the​ ​improvement​ ​of​ ​specific​ ​sport​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​strategies​ ​needed​ ​to successfully​ ​master​ ​the​ ​techniques​ ​of​ ​karate​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​recreational​ ​sports.​ We will also learn about the history of different styles through time.​ Goals include:​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​fitness,​ ​develop​ ​positive​ ​attitudes and​ ​behaviors​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​mental​ ​well-being,​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​knowledge​ ​and understanding​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​education​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in lifelong​ ​physical​ ​activities.  Over time you will have the opportunity to earn a belt in this class.

*Self-pay $150

 

Public Speaking

--Grade 7-12

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

Students in this multidisciplinary course will learn how to reason and speak with clarity, relevance, and purpose... and have fun along the way!  They will study and master logical fallacies, which will provide an essential lifetime framework for filtering good and bad reasoning as well as writing and speaking effectively.  This course is an introduction to speech communication which emphasizes the practical skill of public speaking, including techniques to lessen speaker anxiety.  Its goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles of organization and research needed for effective oral presentations.  Middle and High School students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won't argue well without good training!

*Self-pay $150

 

Physical World Projects:  Mystery Science

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​several​ ​topics​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on technology​ ​and​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​world.​ ​This​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​an avenue​ ​for​ ​inquiry​ ​and​ ​investigation with great discussions and experiments to engage students.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course​​ ​develop inquiry​ ​and​ ​problem​ ​solving​ ​skills​ within​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​applied science.

*Self-pay $150

 

Currency:  Lunch Counter

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Janel Hunt

Understanding​ ​and​ ​handling​ ​money​ ​properly​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important.​ ​So,​ ​through​ ​a multidisciplinary​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class,​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​have​ ​some​ ​fun​ ​with​ ​money​ ​skills!​ ​ ​​The​ ​activities​ ​you​ ​do​ ​will​ ​include​ ​problem​ ​solving,​ ​estimating​ ​costs, managing an inventory, filling orders, and​ ​making​ ​change​ ​while​ ​you​ ​do​ ​real​ ​life​ ​tasks at a snack counter during our school lunch period.

*Self-pay $150

 

Spanish Culture:  Spanish

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Manuela Thompson

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​beginning​ ​Spanish​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​project​ ​based​ ​course,​ ​which​ ​emphasizes oral​ ​communication​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​topics​ ​at​ ​a​ ​basic​ ​level.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​basic grammar​ ​in​ ​an​ ​oral/aural​ ​context​ ​in​ ​each​ ​class.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​improve weekly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​four​ ​language​ ​skills​ ​of​ ​speaking,​ ​listening,​ ​basic​ ​reading​ ​and​ ​writing​ ​as well​ ​as​ ​an​ ​appreciation​ ​of​ ​Spanish ​culture.  Taught by a native speaker from Madrid, Spain, our instructor will utilize games and other fun activities every week to reinforce lessons and make learning fun and enjoyable.

*Self-pay $150

 

Group Instrumental: Violin

--Grade 1-3,

--Grade 3-5,

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Rachel Shockey

Come have a blast learning to play the violin in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the violin ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

Watercolors: Watercolors

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Catherine Young

No​ ​two​ ​watercolor​ ​paintings​ ​are​ ​ever​ ​the​ ​same.​ ​​ ​Even​ ​if​ ​an​ ​artist​ ​tries​ ​to​ ​replicate​ ​an earlier​ ​painting,​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​possible​ ​because​ ​the​ ​water​ ​moves​ ​as​ ​it​ ​wishes,​ ​inexplicably.​ ​​ ​It​ ​is really​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​thing​ ​about​ ​watercolors.​ ​​ ​In​ ​this​ ​class,​ ​young​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​introduced to​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​equipment,​ ​pencils,​ ​pens,​ ​paints,​ ​brushes,​ ​paper​ ​and​ ​sketchbooks. Drawing​ ​techniques​ ​will​ ​include​ ​carbon​ ​paper​ ​and​ ​a​ ​little​ ​sketching.​ ​​ ​We​ ​will​ ​experience color​ ​mixing​ ​-​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​new​ ​colors​ ​from​ ​mixing​ ​two​ ​colors.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​try​ ​wet-in-wet and​ ​wet-on-dry​ ​painting,​ ​splatter​ ​painting​ ​and​ ​several​ ​other​ ​fun​ ​techniques.​ ​Through​ ​a cross​ ​curricular​ ​approach,​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​this​ ​class​ ​is​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​creative process​ ​and​ ​is​ ​especially​ ​suitable​ ​for​ ​those​ ​students​ ​who​ ​think​ ​they​ ​can’t​ ​paint​ ​or​ ​draw.

*Self-pay $150

 

Woodworking: Woodworking

Woodworking 1 --Grade 3-5 (Materials Fee: $20)

Woodworking 2 --Grade 4-6  (Materials Fee: $20)

Woodworking HS--Grade 6-12  (Materials Fee: $25)

Instructors:  W Tabacchi , R Brandt, R Lopez, A Holverson

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​emphasize​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​planning,​ ​design​ ​and construction​ ​as​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​common​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​woodworking.​ ​Accuracy,​ ​neatness,​ ​sound work​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​are​ ​stressed​ in this class.​ ​Students​ ​acquire​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​through​ ​demonstrations,​ ​educational media​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​projects.  Projects may include:

Woodworking 1:  Birdhouse, Tool tray

Woodworking 2:  New projects TBD!

Woodworking HS:  All New projects

*Self-pay $175

 

Group Instrumental:  Handbells and Percussion

--Grade K-3

Instructor:  Kim Smith

Come have a blast learning to play handbells and percussion instruments in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the instruments ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

Healthy Living:  Zumba

--Grade K-4,

--Grade 4-8

Instructor:  Marie LaManes

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​younger​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​exercise​ ​such​ ​as:​ ​​ ​Zumba® Kids,​ ​aerobics,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​avenues​ ​including​ ​team​ ​sports.​ ​This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class features​ ​kid-friendly​ ​routines​ ​based​ ​on​ ​original​ ​Zumba®​ ​choreography.​ ​We​ ​break​ ​down the​ ​steps,​ ​add​ ​games,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​exploration​ ​elements​ ​into​ ​the​ ​class structure.​ ​This course is designed to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​lifestyle​ ​and​ ​incorporate​ ​fitness​ ​as​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​part​ ​of children's​ ​lives​ ​by​ ​making​ ​fitness​ ​fun.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​also​ ​learn about ​healthy​ ​eating​ ​habits and​ ​create​ ​a​ ​final​ ​artistic​ routine​ to present to classmates and parents at our final showcase.

*Self-pay $150

 

One-Act Play:  Shakespeare

--Grade 1-3

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

In this multidisciplinary course, students will be introduced to the wonderful world of theater.  They will explore the history of the stage, and such concepts as character analysis and why it is important in theater, as well as props and costumes.  Students will explore and collaborate through artistic expression to perform in a one act play as the final project.  Students will enjoy the Italian art of Comedy, Elizabethan song and dance, fencing (with pool noodles only), and yes even explore some of the exciting works of William Shakespeare.  Audiences are always delighted to see little ones reciting Shakespeare with such pride and confidence.

*Self-pay $150

 

Physical World:  Tinker Crates

--Grade 4-6

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​STEAM course,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​several​ ​topics​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on technology​ ​and​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​world.​ ​This​ ​hands​-on,​ ​project​-based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​an avenue​ ​for​ ​inquiry​ ​and​ ​investigation with great discussions and experiments to engage students.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​in​ ​this​ ​course​​ ​develop investigative ​and​ ​problem​ ​solving​ ​skills​ within​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​applied science.  This class will be using popular Tinker Crates as a basis for exploration.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Individual Sports:  Archery

--Grade 3-12

Priority will be given to students with 3 or more on-site classes.

Instructor:  Big Rock Archery

Unlike our other classes that all meet on Thursdays, this class meets off-site on Wednesdays at 1:00pm

This multidisciplinary class is designed to enhance the students' physical education curriculum and is offered at Big Rock Archery in Taylor.  Students will concentrate on the improvement of specific skills and strategies needed to successfully master and to enjoy recreational sports.  Big Rock has equipment for students to use in class, or students may bring their own.

Goals of Individual Sports classes include:

1. To develop and maintain a high level of physical fitness.

2. To develop positive attitudes and behaviors relating to physical and mental well-being.

3. To develop knowledge and understanding of physical education concepts.

4. To develop skills needed to participate in lifelong physical activities.

*Self-pay $175