Class Descriptions:
Middle and High School Level
Check out our classes for our students aged 12 and up:

LANGUAGE ARTS
Middle School American Literature
We will read multi-cultural, age-appropriate literature written creative projects, and discussions to explore important themes of literature and of humanity. We will utilize the five-paragraph essay in this class as well as an understanding of the text, creative writing, and mechanics. This course is designed to foster an exploration of our multi-faceted culture and enjoyment of reading same. This class can be paired with MS American History or taken separately.

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday 12:30-1:25 pm 
Suggested ages are 11-14
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer 



World Literature
We will read literature from around the globe exploring different countries. Students will use creative projects, multimedia, and discussions to explore important concepts and themes of both literature and of humanity. We will also work on research papers in class. This course is designed to foster an exploration of our multi-faceted world and enjoyment of reading same. 

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday
2:30-3:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer




SCIENCE
Middle School Life Sciences
This course will focus on a multi-disciplined approach to Biology and Anatomy learning. This is a flipped learning approach wherein class time will focus on project learning and conducting experiments. We will learn the scientific process, how to write lab reports and explore the six kingdoms of life.

Course offered Tuesday 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested ages are 11-14
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker

 

Physical Science
This is a year-long course that will provide an introduction to high school level Physical Science. Topics will include matter, atomic structure, chemical bonds, motion and fluid, energy, mechanical waves and sounds, and much more. Classes will be taught with students reading textbook sections and viewing video links reinforcing and adding to concepts and followed by class discussions and experiments.​Students will learn how to write complete detailed lab reports, learn to follow the scientific method, as well as correct procedures for experimenting safely and thoroughly. Science should be fun and amazing. This class will encourage inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinking. 

Course offered Thursday 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $225 per semester 
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


Physics
Have you ever thrown a baseball? What about popping popcorn in a microwave? What even is gravity?  A physicist is someone who dives into the purest forms of science to explain those exact things. If you've ever asked yourself these kinds of questions, then we invite you to explore them with us! Get ready to embark on an electrifying journey into the fascinating world of two-hour Physics with Lab Class! With hands-on laboratory experiments, you'll unlock the secrets of the physical world, conducting exciting investigations and discovering the wonders of scientific inquiry. Prepare to challenge your analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and unleash your inner Einstein as you explore the mysteries of the cosmos. 

Course offered Thursday 9:00-10:55 am Suggested ages are 13-18
Prerequisite Class: High School Geometry
Tuition is $325 per semester plus
Material Fee $50
Class taught by Ian Crament


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 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $325 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 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 to build a solid level of confidence in 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 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 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $325 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 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Ian Crament



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
1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Ian Crament



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 12:30-1:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13 to 18.
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Ian Crament



SOCIAL SCIENCE
Middle School American History
Students will explore history from the indigenous peoples through the 20th century. Hand in hand with learning people or dates is hearing the stories and understanding the broader themes. This class can be paired with Middle School American Literature or taken separately.

Course offered Thursday 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested ages are 11-14
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer 
 


World History 2: 1500s - Modern Times
High school students will explore history from the Age of Exploration through Modern Times. Hand in hand with learning people and dates is hearing the stories and understanding the broader themes. 

Course offered Tuesday 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested ages are 14-18
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


Speech and Debate
In this course, we will embark on a journey of self-expression, critical thinking, and effective communication. Throughout the year, we will explore various speech and debate formats, sharpening our skills in public speaking, argumentation, and persuasion. During the course, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice different types of speeches, such as informative speeches, persuasive speeches, and impromptu speaking. We will delve into the art of crafting compelling arguments and delivering them with confidence and conviction. You will gain valuable insights into research techniques, evidence analysis, and logical reasoning, enabling you to construct strong and persuasive cases. In addition to speeches, we will dive into the competitive world of debate. Through lively discussions and debates, you will enhance your ability to analyze complex issues, understand multiple perspectives, and effectively communicate your ideas. Throughout the course, we will focus on developing your critical thinking skills, fostering a respectful and inclusive classroom environment, and nurturing your confidence as a communicator.

Course offered Thursday 1:30-2:25 pm Suggested ages are 14-18
Tuition is $225 per semester
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 is required!

Course offered Tuesday AND Thursday 12:30-1:25 pm
Suggested ages are12-18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker



ASL 2
ASL 2 course is a continuation of ASL 1 language skills. This course expands the study of sign language vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and Deaf cultural awareness. Emphasized in this course are conversational skills, storytelling, and practical application including cultural idioms, ongoing cultural needs, and concerns.

Class offered Tuesday AND Thursday
1:30-2:25 pm
Prerequisite Class: ASL 1
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker 



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 1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer



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 Thursday 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer



Spanish 2
This class will be offered the following year (2025-2026)


ELECTIVES
Cooking Adventures

Calling all aspiring young chefs! Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other in our Cooking Adventures class designed exclusively for middle and high school students. Whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out, this class is the perfect opportunity to explore the exciting world of cooking while having a blast with fellow food enthusiasts

Course offered Thursey 10:00-11:55 am Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $325 per semester
Class taught by Mary Felts


.Drama 
Join us for games, improvs, and performances, as we learn the fun and fundamentals of acting. First semester, we will tackle a hilarious mixed-up play "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" and the second semester will be "Not so Grimm Tales."  You’ll watch each student bloom as we explore the skills of being in front of a crowd, projecting their voices, giving attention to others, working as a group and many more skills.

Course offered Tuesday 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $225 per semester
Class taught by Kellie Scheer



Life Skills: Quarter Classes
Four quarters, Four Classes, 7 weeks each. Choose to take one or all four. 
Quarter 1: Executive Functioning. Learning tips and tricks to create a schedule and stick to one along with tackling organizing your studies and your life. 
Quarter 2: Personal Finance. What's a budget? How do I make one? What do things cost? How do I afford them?  Let's learn together how to make money and make our money work for us when we're out in the world.
Quarter 3: Around-the-House Knowledge.
Learn how to change a tire, hook up a dryer, clean out kitchen pipes, and other household essentials. 
Quarter 4: Emotional Intelligence. This class will cover learning to identify feelings in yourself and others, processing how to have deep-level discussions, and easing yourself out of sticky situations using empathy.

Course offered Thursday 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $115 per quarter 
Classes taught by Kellie Scheer



Mix-It-Up Art

This class provides comprehensive experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media arts, book arts, assemblage, and sculpture. Students will build on the elements of art and design principles through various projects while learning historical and contemporary art practices from a variety of cultures. High School age students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio with a concentration on personal interest and artwork for future college or career opportunities.

Two Sessions Available
Course offered Tuesday 12:30-1:25 pm
OR 1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $225 per semester plus
Material Fee $25
Class taught by Dorothy Reavis



Photography

This photography course covers basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding and use of the camera, basic photographic equipment, aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light, and color. Students will be provided with opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills in the field of photography and use post-production programs and applications. We will also be experimenting with various types of styles such as creating mood through color and lighting, Tableau Vivant, and documentary-style photography. Cell phone cameras can be used and students will have the opportunity to practice with DSLR cameras as well.

Course offered Thursday 1:30 -2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 10-18
Tuition is $225 per semester plus
Material Fee $25
Class taught by Dorothy Reaves
 


You’re Sew Clever! Level 1

In this class, we teach the fundamentals of sewing, giving kids new skills and the sense of accomplishment that comes with saying "I made this!" We start with basic techniques like hand-stitching and replacing buttons, before moving on to using a sewing machine to make actual wearable items. In the process, students develop their project planning, problem-solving, and spatial skills. Over the course, students will make a number of projects, including hair scrunchies, throw pillows, sleep shorts, totes, and aprons.

Course offered Tuesday 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 9-18
Tuition is $225 per semester plus
Material Fee $80
Class taught by Kristin Petersen



You’re Sew Clever! LEVEL 2
Building on the fundamentals learned in Sewing Level 1, students will tackle a more complex project over multiple weeks, creating denim jackets from scratch. They will build skills in interpreting and using patterns, adjusting patterns to their bodies, garment construction, and finishing techniques like topstitching and buttonholes. Additional projects will include zippered cross-body bags, toiletry kits, and/or stuffed animals as time allows.

Course offered Tuesday 10:00-10:55 am
PREREQUISITE: You're Sew Clever Level 1
Suggested ages are 9-18
Tuition is $225 per semester plus
Material Fee $80
Class taught by Kristin Petersen