Class Descriptions:
Middle and High School Level

Check out our classes for our students aged 12 and up:

LANGUAGE ARTS
Literature Around the Globe
We will read age-appropriate literature written from each continent using creative projects and discussions to draw notice to cultural similarities and differences as we explore around the globe. We will not utilize the five-paragraph essay in this class, but, rather, understanding of the text, creative writing, and mechanics. This course is designed to foster an exploration of the world through books and an enjoyment of reading same. This class can be paired with MS Geography or taken separately. 

Course offered Thursday from 11:00-11:55
Suggested Ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


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


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 



SCIENCE
Middle School Earth Sciences
This course will focus on a multi-disciplined approach to exploring geology and astronomy. Through study and hands-on classes, the students will explore the earth and the solar system.

Course offered Thursday at 10:00-10:55
Suggested Ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200 
Class taught by Kellie Scheer

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 


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 meets Tuesday at 9:00-9:55
Suggested Ages: 13-18
Tuition is $200 per semester 
This class is taught by Kiesha Shoemaker 


MATHEMATICS
Middle School Math
This class will focus on working on the math fundamentals needed to confidently move into a pre-algebra problem. Hands-on activities help to solidify concepts, making them readable and understandable to students so these principles can be applied at higher levels of math. We will also learn logical thinking using games and activities. This allows students to better problem solve and rationally think through the problems. Concepts covered will be: •Decimals •Number Theory and Fractions •Collecting and Displaying Data •Plane Geometry •Ratio, Proportion & Percentages •Integers •Perimeter, Area & Volume •Functions & Coordinate Geometry.

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 1:30-2:25
Suggested Ages are 12-18
Cost: $300 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker

Pre-Algebra
This is a year-long course that covers the basic foundations of Pre-Algebra, which will lead students into Algebra I with confidence.​The first goal of the class is to give students a solid foundation of the basic mathematics concepts they will need to build on to be successful in higher-level math courses.​The second goal of this class is to build confidence in the student's ability to tackle math problems through the use of hands-on manipulatives and practice in a classroom setting in order to not only understand how to work a problem but also, more importantly, the whys behind the solution process.​Math should be fun! This class will use logic puzzles, games and recreational math in order to build a solid level of confidence of students' abilities to apply mathematical concepts. Online links to video home refresher lessons will be provided as well as online games to help with reinforcement. Daily homework will be provided and students will correct at home and correct any mistakes they made in order to learn from their own mistakes. Tests will be given to check student progress as well as to let the teacher know what topics need re-teaching and reinforcing.  

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 11:00-11:55
Suggested Ages are 12-18
Cost: $300 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


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 at 10:00-10:55
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $300


Geometry

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

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday at 11:00-11:55
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $300


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 & Thursday 1:30-2:25
Suggested ages are 13 to 18.
Tuition is $300


SOCIAL SCIENCE
Geography
Middle School students will explore continents, geographical formations, and languages using active learning — hearing music, exploring dress, tasting native food, creating native art or crafts, and more! Hand in hand with understanding the culture is remembering the geographic locations of land, rivers, and mountains that changed history. This class can be paired with Middle School Literature or taken separately. 

Course offered Tuesday at 12:30-1:25
Suggested ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


World History 1: BCE-1500s
High-school students will explore history from 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 14-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


WORLD LANGUAGE
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 10:00-10:50
Suggested age is 12-18
Tuition is $300
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


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


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


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



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


Health
Held first semester, High School students will learn attitudes and skills to make healthful decisions. The class will cover the physical, mental, emotional, 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 


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

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