2020-2021 Course Descriptions

 

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2020 – 2021  Elementary Classes (5th and 6th)

Elementary Art (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $105 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $20 (per semester)

Ages: 10-12

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Michelle Kennerk

Curriculum: None

This course will study the fundamentals of drawing using four basic mediums: graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastels. We will use a variety of techniques to study line, form, volume, texture, space, light, and shadow through popular subjects such as still life, portraiture, animals, figure drawing and landscapes. We will also learn how to frame and matte our finished artworks for a final display. 

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Elementary Literature                                                                                                 

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $10 Ages: 10-12

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Darby Smith

Curriculum: Please purchase the following books: Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien, Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Spear , A Year Down Yonder by Richar Peck, Hatchet by Gary Pulsen and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

This class will help students develop a love for good literature, using classic books of varying genres.  Students will learn about literature fundamentals and weekly reading assignments will be given. Homework will vary with the use of study guides, creative projects, and individual presentation work.  Periodic quizzes and tests will assess comprehension and application of the material, along with engaging and fun group discussions.  

 

Elementary Science 

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $15

Ages: 10-12

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Julie Moledor

Curriculum: Apologia’s Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright; 

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-zoology-swimming-creatures

 

This course gives students the opportunity to “dive” deeper into the world of amazing aquatic organisms.  Students will study a wide range of curious creatures from whales, seals, and sea cows, to echinoderms, cnidarians and cephalopods. They will learn to identify various creatures and recognize features that have given them the amazing ability to thrive underwater. They will begin familiarizing themselves with the microscope by viewing various organisms, like sponges and hydra. They will also participate in teacher-led dissections of multiple aquatic organisms, such as the bony fish, crayfish, dog shark and others. 

 

Essentials for Writing (A)

Cost: $225

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 10-12

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Melissa Weimer

Curriculum: None

Essentials for Writing is designed to introduce students to fundamental elements of the writing process. It is ideal for students who need to establish and hone writing skills before they jump into a more intense writing class, like Introduction to Writing. In Essentials for Writing, students will explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing styles, with an emphasis on organization, sentence structure, paragraph formation, editing, and revising. Over the course of the year, a variety of essays, articles, poetry, and short stories will be written.

Essentials for Writing has a two-year rotation of curriculum. These years can be taken in any order or as stand-alone classes. Both Essentials for Writing classes (9:00 and 11:00) cover the same general curriculum. The 9:00 (A) class will have expectations appropriate for 10 to 12 year olds, while the 11:00 class will be taught at a slightly higher level with higher expectations for older students (12 and up).

 

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Activities will include soccer, relay races, circuit course, kickball, volleyball, softball, and ultimate frisbee, with an emphasis on learning the proper rules and playing as a team.  Along the way, we will learn to recognize health-related problems that are associated with the improper use of exercise.

2020-2021 Junior High Classes

 

Debate (Semester 2 only)

Cost: $130 

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 8 student minimum/16 maximum

Prerequisite: one semester of Introduction to Writing

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None

In debate class, the student will learn how to build an argument, the proper use of logic, ethics, and emotion, logical fallacies and how to avoid them, thinking on your feet, and how to conduct cross examination. The class will focus on Lincoln Douglas debate, a style of single debaters talking about ethical questions, and topics will be determined during the semester based on the National Speech and Debate Association topics used that year.  Since this class will require extensive research and writing, one semester of Introduction to Writing from Bridges will be required for registration in the Debate class (classes can be taken concurrently). Speech class is not required but highly recommended. Additionally, online video material will be regularly assigned, and access to Internet conferencing software (Zoom) may be required; therefore, a headset with a microphone and video camera are necessary.

 

Drama (Semesters 1 and 2)                                                                                                                                 

Cost: $125

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)

Ages: 12+ Class size: 6 minimum/12 maximum

Instructor: Kaylene Williams

Curriculum: None

The world as we know it is constantly asking us to show confidence and energy and a drama class is the ideal place to cultivate those skills. This course will provide an outlet for students to explore their creativity and expand their confidence as they learn acting fundamentals through games, activities, and short plays. 

The Fall semester will introduce students to the art of Improvisation.  Although this form of theatre is known for being performed as a form of comedic entertainment, the process of learning improvisational techniques helps foster life skills such as: creativity, confidence and collaboration.  Learning improv is also a great way to get comfortable being on stage.

The Spring semester will introduce students to the fundamentals of theatre such as: staging, exploring different genres and acting skills.

The course is open to anyone ready to learn what makes the stage so powerful and willing to interact with their peers in meaningful ways.

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but either or both semesters may be taken.

 

Essentials for Writing

Cost: $245

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12-14

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Melissa Weimer

Curriculum: None

Essentials for Writing is designed to introduce students to fundamental elements of the writing process. It is ideal for students who need to establish and hone their writing skills before they jump into a more intense writing class, like Introduction to Writing. In Essentials for Writing, students will explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing styles, with an emphasis on organization, sentence structure, paragraph formation, editing, and revising. Over the course of the year, a variety of essays, poetry, and short stories will be written.

Essentials for Writing has a two-year rotation of curriculum. These years can be taken in any order or as year-long, stand-alone classes. Both Essentials for Writing classes (9:00 and 11:00) cover the same general curriculum. The 11:00 class will be taught at a slightly higher level with higher expectations for older students.

 

Introduction to Writing—Expository Writing

Cost: $275

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Emily Peresie

Curriculum: Writer’s Inc. Handbook, 2006 edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.rainbowresource.com-Writers-Inc.

Fundamental writing skills will be explored, beginning with understanding and using the writing process. The first half of the text will be used with a focus on the expository essay through journal, descriptive, and narrative writing. Academic expository writing will include process essay, essay of definition, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, and an essay of opposing ideas. Additionally, students will conduct research and write a term paper (MLA style). Creative writing will include writing short stories and plays. 

(Because of the level of work this class requires, it is recommended that parents NOT use an additional writing program at home; this will only lead to distaste for writing. This class is intended to augment, not replace, the grammar instruction of your homeschool curriculum.)

 

Jr. High/Sr. High Art (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $115 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $20 (per semester)

Ages: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: None

This art class will be composed of two parts. The first part will be Watercolor (which includes: utensils, paper weights, stretching, hues, color values, washes, smashing, lifting). In each of the sections there will be instruction in graphite since sketches have to be made in order to paint. The students will learn composition, use of negative and positive space, and many other concepts. The second part will be Acrylic (which includes: utensils, paper, techniques, composition, and color values).

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

Junior High Literature

Cost: $250

Supply Fee: $10 

Age: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Darby Smith

Curriculum: Please purchase the following books: The Broken Blade by William Durbin, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Cutris, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

Literature class will help students develop a love for good literature, using classic books of varying genres.  Students will learn about figurative language, literary terms, parts of a story and weekly reading assignments will be given. Homework will vary with the use of study guides, creative projects, and individual presentation work.  Periodic quizzes and tests will assess comprehension and application of the material, along with engaging and fun group discussions.  

 

Junior High Science – Life Science

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $20

Age: 12+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Mary Ellen Abood

Curriculum: Purposeful Design Life Science, by Purposeful Design Publications (2016)

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/purposeful-design-life-science-student-edition

The world around us is specifically created with unimaginable order at its foundation, and the study of life science provides us with a methodology to discover the beauty of this ordered world we live in. This exciting introduction to life science will provide students with a necessary foundation for further coursework in high school biology. Through in-class discussions and practical lab experimentation, students will carry forward an understanding of how these primary biological sciences apply to their everyday lives. We will be using a microscope to study various forms of life, creating biomes, and developing an understanding of the complexity of life. This will be a memorable class and an important first step into the amazing world of biology—the study of life. 

 

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Activities will include soccer, relay races, circuit course, kickball, volleyball, softball, and ultimate frisbee, with an emphasis on learning the proper rules and playing as a team.  Along the way, we will learn to recognize health-related problems that are associated with the improper use of exercise.

 

Physical Science
Cost: $275

Supply Fee: $20

Ages: 13+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Prerequisite: taking Pre-Algebra or Saxon Algebra 1/2

Instructor: Kris Crock

Curriculum: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-physical-textbook

This high school level course provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the basic laws that make it work.  It will include a good understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. It also covers details on weather, motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, the solar system, atomic structure, radiation, nuclear reactions, stars and galaxies.  The course will include discussion as well as laboratory experience, which will include a combination of hands-on experimentation and demonstration to more clearly solidify understanding of the material. 

 

Spanish I (A)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: 

https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

This high school level class introduces the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. The student will learn greetings, verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical sentence structure. It also provides a general overview of the different Latin American countries and their customs. Students will start to develop the necessary skill to read and comprehend the language, and they will start to learn conversational skills (the ability to ask and answer questions.) This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

Note*- Please contact the college of your choosing to ascertain if Spanish is accepted as a foreign language credit.

 

Spanish I (B)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

Students will learn to communicate at an intermediate level of Spanish, in different settings such as: the bank, store, airport, hotel, doctor’s office, etc. They will deepen their knowledge of grammar, proper pronunciation, writing style, listening and comprehension skills, verb tenses, and intonation in different types of sentences.  They will practice by dialoguing, writing exercises, and interaction with the teacher and their peers. This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

Note*- Please contact the college of your choosing to ascertain if Spanish is accepted as a foreign language credit.

 

Speech 1: Semester 1

Cost: $130

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None 

Overcoming stage fright is the first step to success in life.  In Speech 1, we face our fears head on with a series of speech presentations and skills development exercises.  We will craft introductory and demonstration speeches, learn using body language and vocal variety to build an effective presentation, and develop impromptu speaking skills to get everyone started on the road to leadership in their own lives.

 

Students MUST HAVE access to Youtube videos, either at home or at a library, to watch historical and contemporary speeches.  They must also have access to a class website, Google Drive and Forms. A field trip may be offered depending on scheduling availability.  Students will give speeches in front of an audience. This class sounds very stressful, but it’s a lot of fun! The benefits from learning to speak publicly will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their careers.  

 

 

Speech 2: Semester 2

Cost: $130

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Prerequisite:  Speech 1 or previous speech class

Curriculum: None

 

Speech is not a science, it’s an art to be mastered.  Advanced speech topics will cover speeches such as storytelling and persuasive speeches.  Presentation techniques such as eye contact and rhetorical theory will be taught. By the end of this class, your student will be able to take the stage with confidence to present to a crowd!  Students will require access to Youtube videos, Google drives and forms, and a class website. A field trip may be offered depending on scheduling availability. This class is BYOB – bring your own bell. Speech class is a full hour of fun and the chance to challenge yourself.  A Youth Leadership Program from Toastmasters may also be offered during the semester – more information will be made available in November, 2020.

 

 

World Geography

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Mr.Mark Weimer

Curriculum: Abeka World Geography In Christian Perspective (2nd Edition)

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/abeka-world-geography

This stimulating class will take your student around the world to learn about other lands and cultures.  Featuring photographs, maps, and charts, your student will explore Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. The class will be packed with cultural insights, historical background, and stories about missionaries.

High School Classes 

Biology

Cost: $370

Supply Fee: $25

Ages: 14+

Class size: 5 student minimum/ 18 maximum

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Julie Moledor

Curriculum: Apologia’s  Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-biology-textbook/9781946506450/pd/506454

This course is designed to be a college-prep biology class, covering the vocabulary of biology, a hands-on approach to the scientific method, the five kingdoms, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. Students who take and understand this class will be very well prepared for continuing education in Advanced Anatomy and Physiology or any biology courses they may take in college. The class will include discussion, as well as laboratory experience, which will include a combination of hands-on experimentation and demonstration to more clearly solidify understanding of the material. All students will be required to participate in the Bridges science fair.

 

 

College Prep Writing

Cost: $300

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 15+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Prerequisite: Introduction to Writing (Expository or Persuasive)

Instructor: Emily Peresie

Curriculum: Essential Writing Skills for College & Beyond, C.M. Gill (ISBN-13: 9781599637594)

 

This course will challenge each student to express and defend his or her opinions with persuasive writing techniques and effective argument.  The student will read and study a variety of well-written essays, articles, and fiction selections from different perspectives, discuss how each author’s content and style affects its readers, and write a variety of responses to each reading selection. The historical context and rhetorical technique of each essay will be evaluated.  Two research projects will also be completed during the course of the year. 

 

Debate (Semester 2 only)

Cost: $130 

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 8 student minimum/16 maximum

Prerequisite: one semester of Introduction to Writing

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None

In debate class, the student will learn how to build an argument, the proper use of logic, ethics, and emotion, logical fallacies and how to avoid them, thinking on your feet, and how to conduct cross examination. The class will focus on Lincoln Douglas debate, a style of single debaters talking about ethical questions, and topics will be determined during the semester based on the National Speech and Debate Association topics used that year.  Since this class will require extensive research and writing, one semester of Introduction to Writing from Bridges will be required for registration in the Debate class (classes can be taken concurrently). Speech class is not required but highly recommended. Additionally, online video material will be regularly assigned, and access to Internet conferencing software (Zoom) may be required; therefore, a headset with a microphone and video camera are necessary.

 

Drama (Semesters 1 and 2)
Cost: $125                                                                                                                                 

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)                              

Ages: 12+ Class size: 6 minimum/12 maximum                                                                                                                     

Instructor: Kaylene Williams

Curriculum: None

The world as we know it is constantly asking us to show confidence and energy and a drama class is the ideal place to cultivate those skills. This course will provide an outlet for students to explore their creativity and expand their confidence as they learn acting fundamentals through games, activities, and short plays. 

The Fall semester will introduce students to the art of Improvisation.  Although this form of theatre is known for being performed as a form of comedic entertainment, the process of learning improvisational techniques helps foster life skills such as: creativity, confidence and collaboration.  Learning improv is also a great way to get comfortable being on stage.

The Spring semester will introduce students to the fundamentals of theatre such as: staging, exploring different genres and acting skills.

The course is open to anyone ready to learn what makes the stage so powerful and willing to interact with their peers in meaningful ways.

Note*– Semester 2 builds on semester 1, but one or both semesters may be taken.

 

 

Financial Literacy (Semester 1)

Cost: $140

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 15+

Class size: 5 student minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Catherine Marx

Curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance, 2014, Lampo Licensing, LLC., plus videos for home study.

Curriculum Link: Text and DVD’s  https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/058149/Foundations-in-Personal-Finance**

This course will use Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace school curriculum, which the student will view at home, so that our precious class time can allow the student to benefit from group activities and teaching time. Students will demonstrate mastery of the concepts taught. The course will also give the student experience in managing their personal assets and in managing an adult’s household finances in case studies.  Personal responsibility for financial decisions will be coupled with understanding of our role as stewards of God’s resources.

**We may get a group licensing rate on curriculum once we know how many students are signed up for the class.

 

Health (Semester 2)

Cost: $140 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)

Ages: 14+

Class size: 5 student minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Mary Ellen Abood

Curriculum: Total Health, Choices for a Winning Lifestyle by Susan Boe 

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/total-health 

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. The text is written directly to teens from a caring and friendly perspective. Total Health presents a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more. 

 

Introduction to Writing—Expository Writing

Cost: $275

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 12+

Class size: 5 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Emily Peresie

Curriculum: Writer’s Inc. Handbook, 2006 edition

Curriculum Link: https://www.rainbowresource.com-Writers-Inc.

Fundamental writing skills will be explored, beginning with understanding and using the writing process. The first half of the text will be used with a focus on the expository essay through journal, descriptive, and narrative writing. Academic expository writing will include process essay, essay of definition, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, and an essay of opposing ideas. Additionally, students will conduct research and write a term paper (MLA style). Creative writing will include writing short stories and plays. 

(Because of the level of work this class requires, it is recommended that parents NOT use an additional writing program at home; this will only lead to distaste for writing. This class is intended to augment, not replace, the grammar instruction of your homeschool curriculum.)

 

Jr. High/Sr. High Art (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $115 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $20 (per semester)

Ages: 12+

Class Size: 5 minimum/ 15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: None

This art class will be composed of two parts. The first part will be Watercolor (which includes: utensils, paper weights, stretching, hues, color values, washes, smashing, lifting). In each of the sections there will be instruction in graphite since sketches have to be made in order to paint. The students will learn composition, use of negative and positive space, and many other concepts. The second part will be Acrylic (which includes: utensils, paper, techniques, composition, and color values).

Note*– Semesters 1 and 2 build upon each other, but may be taken independently of each other. Either semester 1 or 2 may be taken, or both semesters.

 

Physical Education (Semesters 1 and 2)

Cost: $95 (per semester)

Supply Fee: $10 (per semester)

Ages: 10-18

Class size: 6 minimum

Instructor: Erica Fill 

Curriculum: None

The class will focus on increasing endurance, strength, flexibility, cardio, and body composition while playing games and learning about personal fitness. Activities will include soccer, relay races, circuit course, kickball, volleyball, softball, and ultimate frisbee, with an emphasis on learning the proper rules and playing as a team.  Along the way, we will learn to recognize health-related problems that are associated with the improper use of exercise.

 

 

Physical Science                                                                                                                            

Cost: $275                                                                                                                               

Supply Fee: $20 Ages: 13+                                                                                                                                  

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum                                                                        

Prerequisite: taking Pre-Algebra or Saxon Algebra 1/2

Instructor: Kris Crock                           

Curriculum: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd edition                  

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-physical-textbook

This high school level course provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the basic laws that make it work.  It will include a good understanding of the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. It also covers details on weather, motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, the solar system, atomic structure, radiation, nuclear reactions, stars and galaxies.  The course will include discussion as well as laboratory experience, which will include a combination of hands-on experimentation and demonstration to more clearly solidify understanding of the material.

 

Psychology

Cost: $300

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 15+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Julie Goff

Curriculum Textbook: Psychology by David G. Myers (9th edition) ISBN-13:978-1429215978 

Corresponding Study Guide: Psychology Study Guide by David G. Myers ISBN-13: 978-1429225342

Curriculum Text Link: https://www.amazon.com/Psychology

Study Guide Link: https://www.amazon.com/Study-Guide-Psychology

This AP Sunlight Psychology course ties in the science of Psychology with the art of understanding how people behave and function. This is all done with a Christian perspective and narrative. The course will cover topics such as Life Span Development, Sensation and Perception, Learning (Operant and Classical Conditioning), Memory, Thinking and Language, Intelligence, Motivation and Work, Emotions Stress and Health, Personality, Psychological Disorders, Therapy, and Social Psychology. This course is designed with students who are wishing to take advanced courses that will prepare them for college. Students who have taken this class, on occasion, have been able to test out of Psych 101 courses at various universities. Please check with the college of your choice to ascertain if this is applicable. 

 

Spanish I (A)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: 

https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

This high school level class introduces the Spanish language as spoken in Latin America. The student will learn greetings, verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical sentence structure. It also provides a general overview of the different Latin American countries and their customs. Students will start to develop the necessary skill to read and comprehend the language, and they will start to learn conversational skills (the ability to ask and answer questions.) This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

 

Spanish I (B)

Cost: $280

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class Size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Angie Waters

Curriculum: Spanish 1 Textbook, 2nd Edition by BJU Press

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/bju-spanish-1

Students will learn to communicate at an intermediate level of Spanish, in different settings such as: the bank, store, airport, hotel, doctor’s office, etc. They will deepen their knowledge of grammar, proper pronunciation, writing style, listening and comprehension skills, verb tenses, and intonation in different types of sentences.  They will practice by dialoguing, writing exercises, and interaction with the teacher and their peers. This class will be taught over the course of two years to increase the student’s comprehension and fluency in speaking Spanish.

Note*- Please contact the college of your choosing to ascertain if Spanish is accepted as a foreign language credit.

 

 

Speech 1: Semester 1

Cost: $130

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: None 

Overcoming stage fright is the first step to success in life.  In Speech 1, we face our fears head on with a series of speech presentations and skills development exercises.  We will craft introductory and demonstration speeches, learn using body language and vocal variety to build an effective presentation, and develop impromptu speaking skills to get everyone started on the road to leadership in their own lives.

Students MUST HAVE access to Youtube videos, either at home or at a library, to watch historical and contemporary speeches.  They must also have access to a class website, Google Drive and Forms. A field trip may be offered depending on scheduling availability.  Students will give speeches in front of an audience. This class sounds very stressful, but it’s a lot of fun! The benefits from learning to speak publicly will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their careers.  

 

 

Speech 2: Semester 2

Cost: $130

Supply Fee: $10

Ages: 12+  

Class size: 8 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Prerequisite:  Speech 1 or previous speech class

Curriculum: None

Speech is not a science, it’s an art to be mastered.  Advanced speech topics will cover speeches such as storytelling and persuasive speeches.  Presentation techniques such as eye contact and rhetorical theory will be taught. By the end of this class, your student will be able to take the stage with confidence to present to a crowd!  Students will require access to YouTube videos, Google drives and forms, and a class website. A field trip may be offered depending on scheduling availability. This class is BYOB – bring your own bell. Speech class is a full hour of fun and the chance to challenge yourself.  A Youth Leadership Program from Toastmasters may also be offered during the semester – more information will be made available in November, 2020.

 

World Geography

Cost: $260

Supply Fee: $10 

Ages: 13+

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Mark Weimer

Curriculum: Abeka World Geography In Christian Perspective (2nd Edition)

Curriculum Link: https://www.christianbook.com/abeka-world-geography

This stimulating class will take your student around the world to learn about other lands and cultures.  Featuring photographs, maps, and charts, your student will explore Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. The class will be packed with cultural insights, historical background, and stories about missionaries.

Speech

Cost: $260

Materials Fee: $10

Ages:  12 +

Class size: 5 minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Curriculum: none

This class will focus on public speaking by learning how to write and give a variety of speeches, including impromptu, demonstration, introductions, persuasive speaking, and interpretative reading presentations.  We will learn how to overcome stage fright; to develop a speech from topic to presentation; and to use body language and vocal variety. Students MUST HAVE access to Youtube videos, either at home or at a library to watch historical and contemporary speeches.  Students will give speeches in front of an audience (family members, other students, and instructors will be invited to watch). This class sounds very stressful and boring, but it’s a lot of fun! (Previous students will be glad to give their recommendations!) The benefits from learning to speak publicly will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their careers.

 

Debate  (semester 2 only)

Cost: $130

Materials Fee: $10

Ages: 13+

Class size: 10 student minimum/15 maximum

Instructor: Kim Krajci

Prerequisite: one semester of Intro to Writing

Curriculum: none

In debate class, the student will learn how to build an argument, the proper use of logic, ethics, and emotion, logical fallacies and how to avoid them, thinking on your feet, and how to conduct cross examination. The class will focus on Lincoln Douglas debate, a style of single debaters talking about ethical questions, and topics will be determined during the semester based on the National Speech and Debate Association topics used that year.  Since this class will require extensive research and writing, one semester of Introduction to Writing from Bridges will be required for registration in the Debate class (classes can be taken concurrently). Speech class is not a required but highly recommended. Additionally, attendance at local public high school speech tournaments is required, online video material will be regularly assigned, and access to Internet conferencing software (Zoom) may be required; therefore, a headset with a microphone and video camera are necessary.