MineStem (2nd-5th)

Teacher: Sarah Hoffman

Description: Using resources from the book Minecraft Stem Lab for Kids, students will complete various challenges in game. They will also engage in labs, immersing the digital world of Minecraft into real-world projects.

A tablet, phone or computer with the ability to run Minecraft is required!

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: Access to Minecraft, ability to spend time to complete in game challenges.

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies:Pencils, paper, scissors, glue stick

Fees: $40

Friendly Chemistry- FIRST HOUR (9th-12th)

Teacher: Sandy Cowsill

Description: This is a 2 hour class. Friendly Chemistry presents all of the topics covered by traditional high school chemistry classes, but in a context of simpler terminology and hands-on experiential learning, which makes the concepts more accessible to most learners.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: None

Book & Manipulative Set:  1) Friendly Chemistry Student Edition A: Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry by Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda

2) Friendly Chemistry Manipulatives Set.  Please acquire this early enough to do all of the “some assembly required” work (cutting out pieces, laminating, etc) and put all the pieces in a baggie BEFORE school starts.

(No need to buy the “annotated solutions manual”. There is also a consumable student workbook available but not required. With the workbook you will make fewer copies of work pages if you want to keep the textbook clean for resale.)

Supplies: Dedicated notebook, pencil

Fees: $100 (per student, per semester)

Friendly Chemistry- SECOND HOUR (9th-12th)

Teacher: Sandy Cowsill

Description: This is a 2 hour class. Friendly Chemistry presents all of the topics covered by traditional high school chemistry classes, but in a context of simpler terminology and hands-on experiential learning, which makes the concepts more accessible to most learners.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: None

Book & Manipulative Set:  1) Friendly Chemistry Student Edition A: Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry by Joey Hajda and Lisa B. Hajda

2) Friendly Chemistry Manipulatives Set.  Please acquire this early enough to do all of the “some assembly required” work (cutting out pieces, laminating, etc) and put all the pieces in a baggie BEFORE school starts.

(No need to buy the “annotated solutions manual”. There is also a consumable student workbook available but not required. With the workbook you will make fewer copies of work pages if you want to keep the textbook clean for resale.)

Supplies: Dedicated notebook, pencil

Fees: $100 (per student, per semester)

Psychology: A Christian Perspective (10th-12th)

Teacher: Sandra Cowsill

Description: This textbook explores the field of psychology by comparing the secular and Christian worldview on the topics covered, which include the history and development of the study, the brain and nervous system, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, sensation and perception, development stages, abnormal and social psychology, treatment options, and more.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: none

Book: PSYCHOLOGY: A Christian Perspective High School Edition by Dr. Tim Rice. (Amazon)

No other books needed at this time but there may be some outside reading as the year progresses.

Supplies: Dedicated notebook, pencil

Fee: $65 per student, per semester

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (8th-12th)

Teacher: Sandra Cowsill

Description: 2 hour course of fundamental physical science principles. The course will include in-class lecture and activities, weekly homework due by email through the week, biweekly tests, and occasional homework experiments.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: General elementary science is advisable

Book: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, by Wile. Published by Apologia.

Supplies: Dedicated notebook

Fee: $65 (per student, per semester)

Middle School Physical Science (6th-8th)

Teacher: Donna Neely

Description: This is the first of two semesters of middle school physical science. We will be covering energy, forces, electricity, magnetism, and waves among other topics. There will be some homework, and some assignments may involve math. This is a good introduction to working through physical science problems before the more complicated assignments at the high school level.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, folder for handouts

Fee: $25

Exploring Electrical Circuits (3rd-5th)

Teacher: Donna Neely

Description: This is a hands-on class where students will learn about and build simple, parallel and series circuits, switches, circuit testers, circuit breakers, bulbs and fuses. They will also learn how to read and draw circuit diagrams, test conductors and investigate resistance. Students will also begin to learn how to record their data and interpret it with simple lab report worksheets. (They will not be graded.)

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Pencil, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, folder for handouts

Fee: $20

Our Amazing Solar System (2nd-4th)

Teacher: Kristi Johnson

Description: Students will learn about planets, moon, and constellations through worksheets, videos, and a fun hands-on project or craft. Examples include a brownie solar system and an exploding volcano.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: none

Prerequisites: Must be able to write sentences and follow directions

Book: none

Supplies: Color pencils, scissors, crayon

Fee: $25