Our High School Classes
Check out what your high schooler will be doing:

LANGUAGE ARTS
Comparative Literature
We will read literature from around the globe exploring different countries' approaches to central literature themes. Students will use creative projects, multimedia, and discussions to explore important themes of literature and of humanity. We will not work on research papers in class, but, rather, on the understanding of the text, creative writing, and mechanics. This course is designed to foster an exploration of our multi-faceted world and enjoyment of reading same.


Course offered Tuesday at 2:30-3:25
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Language Arts


Creative Writing
This course will survey multiple media of creative writing from poetry to short stories to experiential journalism. Students will work through the process of writing from pre-writing stage to the revision stage.


Course offered Thursday at 1:30-2:25
Suggested Ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer  
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Language Arts


SCIENCE
CERT!
Certified Emergency Rescue Team is a Georgia-approved fourth science credit for high school. CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. •Includes a certificate with an ID# from Cobb County upon completion.   
** CERT qualifies as a Georgia colleges' admissions requirement under science electives**


Course offered Tuesday at 9:00-9:55
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200 per semester 
This class is taught by Kiesha Shoemaker
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Science


Astronomy
This year-long course serves as a complete high school astronomy course with occasional labs. The class will meet once a week to explore concepts, have discussions, and perform lab work. There will be a fair amount of research-based learning aspects to the course so students can delve deeper into the topics that interest them while learning at least a little on all required topics. There will be quizzes, lab reports, a science fair, field trips, and exams.
** Astronomy qualifies as a Georgia colleges' admissions requirement under science electives**


Course offered Thursday at 9:00-9:55
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Science


MATHEMATICS
Algebra I
This course is a comprehensive presentation of algebra for the high school student touching on equations and functions, real numbers, equations of lines, graphs of equations and functions, writing linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations, and probability.


Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday 1at 10:00-10:55
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $300
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


Geometry
The course will cover main points of geometry including points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, and area.


Class offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 11:00-11:55
Target ages for 13-18
Tuition is $300
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


Algebra 2
The course will cover polynomials, complex numbers, rational exponents, radicals, functions, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, and logarithms. The students will need a graphing calculator.


Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 12:30-1:25
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $300
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


SOCIAL SCIENCE
World History 1: BCE-1500s
High-school students will explore the history of the indigenous peoples through the Age of Exploration. Hand in hand with learning people and dates is hearing the stories and understanding the broader themes.

Course offered Thursday at 1:30-2:25
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer

Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Social Sciences


WORLD LANGUAGES
ASL 1
American Sign Language (ASL) is the 3rd most common language in the United States. This course introduces the basics of ASL. It is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. In this course, learning is visually based. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop conversational skills and beyond in ASL. Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, and Deaf terminology. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture is introduced. This course is suitable for middle-school-age students who are serious about learning a language, high school language credit, or general community learning. Practice outside of class and/or Deaf events required!


Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 10:00-10:55
Suggested age is 12-18
Tuition is $300
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages


ASL 2
*This course is not offered this year. It will be offered for the 2024-2025 school year.*


French 1
This class will tackle French language learning as well as cultural exploration. It is only scheduled once a week on-site. Therefore, there is a strong listening component for home as well as traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises. We will be, in the main, project-based, exploring the language conversationally utilizing the order of most common words onwards.


Course offered Tuesday at 11:00-11:55
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages

French 2 
*This course is not offered this year. It will be offered for the 2024-2025 school year.*


Spanish 1
This class will tackle Spanish language learning as well as cultural exploration. It is only scheduled once a week on-site. Therefore, there is a strong listening component for home as well as traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises. We will be, in the main, project-based, exploring the language conversationally utilizing the order of most common words onwards.


Course offered Tuesday at 10:00-10:55
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages

Spanish 2
This second-level class will tackle Spanish language learning as well as cultural exploration. It is only scheduled once a week on-site. Therefore, there is a strong listening component for home as well as traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises. We will be, in the main, project-based, exploring the language conversationally utilizing the order of most common words onwards.


Course offered Tuesday at 9:00-9:55
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages


ELECTIVES
Computer Skills
This second-semester class will have students improve typing, basic and intermediate document skills, learn shortcuts as well as the formatting layout, paper skills such as footnotes, basic Excel skills including formulas, basic PowerPoint and production skills.


Course offered Thursday at 11:00-11:55
Suggested Ages 12-18
Tuition $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: .5 Elective


Health
Held the first semester, high school students will learn attitudes and skills to make healthful decisions. The class will cover the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of health.


Course offered Thursday at 11:00-11:55
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer 
Suggested high school credit: .5 Elective


HUMANTIES
Painting: Acrylic and Watercolor
All new lessons-no repeats from previous years. Learn to paint with these two popular water-based mediums. This is a fun class where you can gain knowledge about color theory, value, and different types of brushwork. Find out what makes a good composition. Make abstract art, landscapes, still life pieces, and more. Experiment with palette knives and other experimental “brushes.” This class is perfect for beginners and those with more experience. Every day is a good day to paint!


Course offered Tuesday at 1:30-2:25
Suggested ages are 8-18
Tuition is $220
Class taught by Amy Durant 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Humanities


Mix-It-Up Art Class
In this class, we experiment with an assortment of art supplies: chalk and oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and sketching with pencils and pen & ink. Learn how to make prints, use polymer and/or air-dry clay, fold origami, weave, collage, make artist trading cards, bookmaking, and more during this year-long course. Art history, science, color theory, and the elements of art are incorporated into this class. Each session is full of fun and educational projects that each student can work on at their own pace.

Course offered Tuesday at 12:30-1:25
Suggested ages are 8-18
Tuition is $220
This class is taught by Amy Durant 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Humanities