Oaks Class Options

(9th through 12th Grade Level)

*all classes listed are for 9th through 12th grade level students (unless noted)

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Language Arts

HS English & Composition (9th & 10th Grade Level)

Mondays 

OR

Wednesdays

Teacher: Samantha Floyd

Offered Mondays - 2nd Hour & 6th Hour, Wednesdays - 2nd Hour

BJU Press Writing & Grammar 10

Writing & Grammar 10 teaches the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics of English grammar. The English educational materials also reviews the five basic sentence patterns. Reference chapters include library skills and test-taking strategies. The textbook guides students through the writing process and teaches effective writing strategies.

Supplies:

HS English & Composition (11th & 12th Grade Level)

Mondays 

OR

Wednesdays

Teacher: Samantha Floyd

Offered Mondays - 3rd Hour, Wednesdays - 5th Hour

BJU Press Writing & Grammar 10

The Writing & Grammar 12 Student Worktext contains very thorough explanations of grammatical concepts such as the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, usage, and mechanics. It introduces advanced grammatical concepts such as tense sequence, perfect verbs, and adverbial nouns. It also includes reference chapters on library skills and study skills. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to apply grammatical knowledge to communication. Students are led through the writing process and are given specific writing assignments throughout the course. Projects include a research paper, a literary analysis, a folktale, a narrative poem, a hymn, an analytical essay, an interview, a memoir, an analogy, and an in-class essay.

Supplies:

Speech & Debate

Mondays 

Teacher: Carol Becker

Offered 4th Hour

This course will develop and improve public speaking, argumentative, and critical­ thinking skills in communication settings. Students will prepare and deliver speeches and participate in several of in­-class debates and forums on current topics. Techniques will be taught to control speech anxiety, and structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences. As such, the fundamentals of physical and vocal delivery skills, use of language and gesturing, as well as listening skills will be learned.

 

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester supply fee

Novel Writing

Mondays

Teacher: Jeanette Lord

Offered 5th Hour

If your student can write a short story (1-2 pages in length), he/she is ready to write a longer piece. Let them write a novel! Students will work directly in the manual, Learn to Write the Novel Way. Principles learned will then be applied to a novel. Students will receive help in composition: coming up with a story, developing their story, organizing, and writing vividly. Students will read and critique each others writing. Correct sentence structure and grammar, correct spelling, and use of correct punctuation will be emphasized in the lessons.

Supplies:

  • Learn to Write the Novel Way, by Carole Thaxton (The best price I found for this book is at rainbowresource.com for $32.75.)

  • Spiral notebook

  • Access to Google Docs

World Literature

Mondays

Teacher: Pam Searcy

Offered 5th Hour

This course will provide a historical survey of world literature. Students will examine the philosophical and artistic elements of various works of literature such as poetry, drama and fiction. The curriculum of this course allows students to examine the effects of political, geographical, economic and social systems on literary expressions from a variety of cultures.


 

Books I am considering for this class include: The Alchemist, The Good Earth, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Night, Cry the Beloved Country, Chinese Cinderella, Between Shades of Grey, Scarlet Pimpernel

 

Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies:

  • $15 rental fee per semester for books

British Literature

Wednesdays

Teacher: Pam Searcy

Offered 4th Hour

The English Literature course will engage you in the careful reading and critical analysis of brilliant English authors. Through the close reading of selected texts, you can deepen your understanding of the ways writers use language to create meaning. You’ll learn to consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.

 

Books I am considering for this class include: Jane Eyre, Emma, Oliver Twist, Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, Screwtape Letters, 1984, Brave New World

 

Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies:

  • $15 rental fee per semester for books

American Literature

Wednesdays

Teacher: Pam Searcy

Offered 5th Hour

This course will include both classic and contemporary pieces written by American authors. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. The texts for this course were selected based on what they reveal about the American experience.

 

Books I am considering for this class include: The Outsiders, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby

 

Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies:

  • $15 rental fee per semester for books

Public Speaking & Leadership

Wednesdays

Teacher: Gina Conroy

Offered 1st Hour

Learn how to unlock your inner voice and communicate with confidence! This class is for any student who wants to conquer fear of public speaking, to explore the world of performance and self- expression, or just become comfortable talking with all kinds for people from peers to adults.

 

Students will learn about emotions and everyday communication through improve and theatre games, then transition to formal speeches and storytelling. Through the study of different types of speeches, students will learn how to organize their thoughts, write meaningful speeches, relax, and speak with confidence in an entertaining way.

Leadership training and group building exercises are part of the fun as we learn how to work together and discover how we can contribute to the world using our own unique God-given voice and individual passions. By the end of class, students will uncover what they are passionate about and explore different ways they can share their talents and passions with the world to make a difference!

Supplies:

  • $120 Supply Fee per semester

Teacher Bios

Math

Geometry

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher:Pam Searcy

Offered 1st Hour

Abeka Plane Geometry

Help your child develop logic and analytical skills through the exercises of Plane Geometry. This textbook gives detailed instructions for learning and applying geometry concepts plus exercises that your child completes on notebook paper. Introduce your child to concave and convex curves, angle relationships and measurements, locus, proportions, surface measurements, arc lengths, and much more. Extensive work with proofs plus application exercises propel your child into analytical thinking. Complete with an appendix of measurements, formulas, axioms, postulates, and theorems, this text gives your child the tools to complete a thorough study of geometry.

Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

PreCalc & Trigonometry

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher: Susan Esmond

Offered 1st Hour

BJU Press Precalculus

Precalculus equips students for college with precalculus skills. This advanced math educational materials emphasizes functions, graphing, and trigonometry throughout and introduces differential calculus.

Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Algebra 1

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher: Alicia Seese

Offered 2nd Hour, & 5th Hour

Abeka Algebra 1

Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems.

Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Algebra 2

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Alicia Seese

Offered 4th Hour

Abeka Algebra 2

This Algebra 2 text is your students’ gateway to higher mathematics and sciences and is essential to preparing your student for college. Students will further investigate concepts that were introduced in Algebra 1, such as linear equations, linear inequalities, polynomials, probability, statistics, and more. They will also transition into Pre-calculus as they study exponential and logarithmic functions and matrices and are introduced to trigonometric equations and identities.

Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Personal Finance

Mondays

Teacher: Ms. "N"

Offered 6th Hour

This course is designed to help students learn about various financial decisions they will be faced with in life. Some of the topics to be covered with hands on, in class projects include: budgeting, savings, investments, insurance, debt, college/trade school, and entrepreneurship.  This course will be an abbreviated version of Dave Ramey’s Foundations In Personal Finance, Financial Freedom.

Supplies:

  • $10 Supply Fee per semester

"N"

Advanced Math Tutoring

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher: Alicia Seese

Offered 6th Hour

Students Independent Advanced Math Curriculum

An opportunity for a student from any Advanced Math class to join and get extra help on their assignments. 

Science

Chemistry

Mondays

Teacher: Eileen Bader

Offered 2nd Hour

Abeka Chemistry

Present molecular and descriptive chemistry from a Creation-based, Christian perspective with Chemistry: Precision and Design. Start off with subatomic particles and the periodic table and graduate into balancing chemical equations and understanding chemical bonds. Learn about metals and nonmetals, solutions and colloids, and chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. 

Supplies:​

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Chemistry - LAB

Wednesdays

Teacher: Eileen Bader

Offered 2nd Hour

This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated.  You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class!

Supplies:

Biology

Mondays

Teacher: Charly Hudson

Offered 3rd Hour

Abeka Biology

Truly non-evolutionary in philosophy, spirit, and sequence of study, this 544-page text begins with the familiar, tangible things of nature and concludes with God’s amazing design at the cellular and chemical level. Abstract concepts are tied to concrete examples through clear, easy-to-read explanations, laying a firm foundation for future studies in chemistry, physics, and other fields. Along with academic knowledge, your teen will gain a greater appreciation for God’s physical creation and an increased interest in science.

Supplies:​

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

  • 1 inch 3-ring binder

Biology - LAB

Wednesdays

Teacher: Charly Hudson

Offered 3rd Hour

This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated.  You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class!

Supplies:

  • Biology Lab Manual - Purchase Link

  • $40 per semester lab fee

  • Colored Pencils

  • Goggles

  • Composition Notebook

Physical Science

Mondays

Teacher: Susan Esmond

Offered 4th Hour

Abeka Science: Matter & Energy

Prepare your child for chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Science: Matter and Energy. Start out with scientific measurements and the different forms of matter and graduate into the foundations of chemical reactions and properties of magnets and electricity.

Supplies:​

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Physical Science - LAB

Wednesdays

Teacher: Susan Esmond

Offered 4th Hour

This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated.  You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class!

Supplies:

  • Science: Matter & Energy Lab Manual - Purchase Link

  • $40 per semester lab fee

Physics (11th & 12th Grade Level)

Mondays

Teacher: Alan Duncan

Offered 6th Hour

Abeka Physics: the Foundational Science

Why didn’t the golf ball fly straight after it was hit? Why are race tracks inclined? How is a boat made of metal able to float? Answer these questions and more with Physics: The Foundational Science. Present the theoretical and practical aspects of physics as your child studies friction, gravity, energy, momentum, thermodynamics, and more. With over 500 illustrations, example equations, section questions, application problems, your child can understand the laws of creation as God has set them into motion.

Supplies:​

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Physics - LAB (11th & 12th Grade Level)

Wednesdays

Teacher: Alan Duncan

Offered 6th Hour

This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated.  You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class!

Supplies:

Physiology (11th & 12th Grade Level)

Mondays

Teacher: Charly Hudson

Offered 2nd Hour

Apologia Advanced Biology

Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry

This advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions.

If a student completes the entire course, including documenting in a lab notebook all of the labs, experiments, and dissections, it could be counted as an honors course. The course provides the student with a solid background in advanced biology and is presented in a readable, conversational tone.

Supplies:​

  • Advanced Biology Student Notebook - Purchase Link

  • $20 per semester book rental fee

  • 1 inch 3-ring binder

Physiology - LAB (11th & 12th Grade Level)

Wednesdays

Teacher: Charly Hudson

Offered 2nd Hour

This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated.  You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class!

Supplies:

  • Advanced Biology Student Notebook - Purchase Link

  • $40 per semester lab fee

  • colored pencils

  • goggles

  • Composition Notebook

History / Geography

History: Russia & the World

Mondays

Teacher: Jessica Miller

Offered 1st Hour

Join us as we study the history and culture of the largest country in the world, and how it has impacted the rest of us! From Viking beginnings towards modern times we will trek across the story of centuries giving us new insight on an oftentimes mysterious region of the world. Each class topic will be introduced with a video lesson, followed by lively discussion and activities. 

Supplies:

  • Students will need a 3 ring binder

  • paper, pencils, and colored pencils

American Government

Mondays

Teacher: MaryAnne Cook 

Offered 2nd Hour

Abeka American Government

American Government class will provide students to become informed, responsible citizens and voters in today’s world. The course starts with a look at what we are blessed with to enjoy and the symbols of America. With detailed study of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and emphasis on limited government that was intended by our Founding Fathers. Your student will learn about the 3 branches of government and how each branch works. We will also learn about federalism and government at the state level. We will conclude with the opportunities and responsibilities for American citizens getting involved in the political system. This course will be a full year.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

Physical Geography

Mondays

Teacher: Jeanette Lord

Offered 2nd Hour

In this class students will learn to draw the world by heart through games, songs, drawing, videos, solving mysteries, web scavenger hunts, and special projects. We’ll complete a Euro trip travel project, play geography baseball, create a clay model of Africa, plan and participate in a South American Fair, and lots more activities. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Focus will be on continents and their major physical, political, and economic features, through games, puzzles, and activities that make geography more interesting.

 

Supplies:

  • Trail Guide to World Geography, by Cindy Wiggers

  • Rand McNally’s Answer Atlas OR internet access

  • science board (1st semester)

  • one white poster board (2nd semester)

  • pencils

  • erasers

  • colored pencils

  • printer paper (for drawing practice)

  • wall map with longitude and latitude lines (1 map per 2 students is plenty)

Economics

Mondays

Teacher: MaryAnn Cook

Offered 3rd Hour

Economics will provide students the study of why some people and nations are more prosperous than others. They will study the choices that societies make regarding the production, distribution, and consumption of goods. Students will learn the proper role of government in the economy. The students will get a practical study of understanding of economic freedom and political and individual freedom by encouraging free enterprise capitalism and moral responsibility with money. We will look at a market economy, command economy, and global economy.  By the end of the course, students will create their own business with a product they will sell and learn what it takes to make goods, about the laws of supply and demand, and efficiency of production. This course will be a full year.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

  • Personal Finance Literacy Supplement - Purchase Link

World History

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Kai Anderson

Offered Monday - 5th Hour OR Wednesdays - 3rd Hour

BJU Press World History

World History, 4th edition, recounts the story of mankind from creation to the present. Students examine ancient civilizations through the Greeks to the Roman Empire. Then they survey India, Asia, and Africa on their way to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, upon which modern history is founded. They are challenged to discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. God’s providence and Bible integration are given prominence as the students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens.

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester book rental fee

  • Student Activities Manual - Purchase Link

Oklahoma History

Mondays

Teacher: Katie History

Offered 3rd Hour

Joy Dean’s Oklahoma State History from a Christian Perspective

Supplies:

  • $15 per semester supply and book fee for workbook

Mystery of History - Vol 1

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jeanette Lord

Offered 1st Hour

The Mystery of History, Volume I, provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. Volume I weaves “Bible history” and “world history” together in a unique and meaningful way. For example, on the same timeline you will see these Bible characters near their world-famous contemporaries: Joshua and King Tut; Daniel and Aesop; Ezekiel and Buddha; Nehemiah and Socrates, and many more. 

Students will be responsible for presenting their work to the class each week.

This is a full history course and other history courses should not be taken at the same time.  If they do, students will be overloaded with work.  Students can expect to spend up to 4-8 hours, Tuesday – Friday, completing their weekly work.

 

Supplies:

  • The Mystery of History, Volume I, Revised, 2nd Edition

  • Colored pencils (for mapping)

  • Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!)  Find it here:  https://www.amazon.com/Rand-McNally-Historical-Atlas-World/dp/0528014471

  • Science Board OR 3-ring notebook (students have choice for timeline)

  • White Paper and Construction Paper for drawing historical characters and event

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

  • Other craft items may be necessary depending on projects chosen

  • Use of internet depending on projects chosen

Bill of Rights

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jeanette Lord

Offered 6th Hour

This class is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. Students will discover what each amendment means, how a case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, how the Bill of Rights was adopted and why. Students will learn that deciding cases in a judicial role requires them to resist snap decisions, ignore personal feelings and prejudices, and evaluate cases according to the facts presented, the rights granted by specific amendments, and the interpretation of these rights.  We’ll role play, write skits, and cartoon our way through the amendments. NOTE: This is NOT a complete government class for High School. Students will need additional materials to make a complete government class.

Supplies:

Electives

Study Hall

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Supervisor: Varied

Offered Any Hour

We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. 

-Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. 

-Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy! 

Basic Electronics 2 - AC

Mondays

Teacher: Mike Eaton

Offered 2nd Hour thru 3rd Hour

Age group:

9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra.

 

Start/finish time:

12:00pm - 2:00pm Basic Electronics 2 - AC

 List of material provided by student:

1. Scientific calculator

    A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6

 Or

    B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8

2. Voltmeter

     A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon)

 Class Schedule:

3 weeks of Technical Math

Basic Electronics 1 - DC Circuit analysis

Basic Electronics 2 - AC Circuit analysis

 

Material from Instructor:

I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits

 

CD copies provided

Hard copies maybe available on Amazon

Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A  Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A

Nature Anatomy Illustration

Mondays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 2nd Hour

We will be using two texts: Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman and Botanical Sketchbook by Mary Ann Scott Course Description: This course will teach basic techniques in botanical illustration. With a focus on the natural world, each project will not only be a unit study but a beautiful piece of art work. Students will learn: Principles for drawing Fundamentals of plant anatomy Colored pencil and watercolor techniques Color theory and the natural world.

Supplies:

  • Watercolor paper

  • sketch book

  • Basic drawing pencil set

  • Colored pencil set

  • Watercolor set

  • Nature Anatomy Book by Julia Rothman (Optional)

  • Pen set

Beginner Guitar

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Offered Mondays - 3rd & 4th Hours OR Wednesdays - 2nd & 4th Hours                               
This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Supplies:

  • $15 Supply Fee per Semester

Fundamentals of Martial Arts & Self Defense

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Justin Dunham

Offered 3rd Hour or 4th Hour both days

This exclusive homeschool class will include age appropriate martial arts and self defense training for all age groups that will improve: focus, balance, body control, attention to detail, standing reversals, proper striking and all the confidence that comes along with improving ones overall physical fitness and coordination.

The class will be led by Mr. Justin Dunham who is the owner and Chief Instructor of the Jenks Martial Arts Academy in Jenks, OK.
Mr. Dunham is the proud father of two boys, ages 6 and 9 and is a former three time, Team USA member and three time international gold medalist as a representitive of the United Taekwon-Do Alliance. For 12 years he has served as the owner and Chief Instructor of the Jenks Martial Arts Academy and teaches weekly Taekwon-Do, Krav Maga and group self defense classes.

For more information about Justin Dunham or the Jenks Martial Arts Academy check out www.maausa.net, or Facebook: Jenks Martial Arts Academy.

Exploring Great Artists

Mondays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 3rd Hour

In this course we will study 13 of the most famous pieces of art and the artists that created them. Students will then, in turn, create their own pieces of art in the style of each artist studied. There will be lots of room for interpretation- the original pieces are meant to inspire not be copied. This class is for anyone who would like to know more about the person behind the paintings and collect new art techniques to add to a portfolio that will grow throughout the semester.

Supplies:

  • Mixed Media Paper Book (Spiral Binding)

  • Drawing pencils set

  • 1 small set of acrylics

  • 1 small set of water colors

  • 1 paint tray pallet

  • 1 set of colored pencils

  • $10 Book Supply Fee

Culinary Arts

Mondays

Teacher: Candy Rogers

Offered 4th Hour, & 5th Hour

This class will be an overview of all things cooking. I will cover basic knife skills, kitchen safety, meal planning, grocery shopping, and more. We will plan and prepare meals using various cooking techniques. We will prepare food from many different cuisines as well as learn baking skills. Bring your creativity, and your appetite!!!

DSLR Digital Photography

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher: Melissa Davis

Offered Mondays - 2nd Hour & 4th Hour OR Wednesdays - 5th Hour

In this course, students will learn the history of photography and how a camera works. In depth topics each week will include: operating your digital camera, organizing and basic editing of digital photos, achieving proper image exposure, and creating outstanding images with composition, texture, lighting, and color. Hands-on class activities and lesson with homework to be completed during the week. Course requires a digital SLR camera that can be set to manual.

Supplies:

  • $5 per semester supply fee

  • Self-adhesive Clear Photo Corners (2 pkgs)

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-PCR-1-Corners-Adhesive-250-Pack/dp/B00004ZCLV/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1GYPG302BXJQG&keywords=photo+corners+self+adhesive+clear&qid=1556509315&s=gateway&sprefix=photo+corners%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-3

  • Acid-free Cardstock - White (100 sheet pkg)

https://www.amazon.com/Printworks-Cardstock-Certified-Projects-00540/dp/B07FX5LCXK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2GW9PZ21N425S&keywords=acid+free+cardstock+paper+8+5+x+11+white&qid=1556509542&s=gateway&sprefix=acid+free+card+stock%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-1

  • 1.5 inch 3-ring Binder

https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Economy-Binder-Round-Holds/dp/B0006HV1M8/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=1.5+inch+3+ring+binder&qid=1556511727&s=gateway&sr=8-5

  • Acid-free Page Protectors (100 sheet pkg) - OPTIONAL

https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Protectors-Acid-Free-Archival-75091/dp/B00006IC89/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1DR8JP2IU0ZMS&keywords=avery%2Bacid%2Bfree%2Bpage%2Bprotectors%2B8.5%2Bx%2B11&qid=1556511563&s=gateway&sprefix=page%2Bprotectors%2B8.5%2Bx%2B11%2Bacid%2Bfre%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-3&th=1

Principles of Drawing

Mondays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 4th Hour

This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective, and sketching techniques. We will cover elements on a 2D plane, light, shadow, tone and texture. Students will produce a sketch portfolio to be added to throughout the semester.

Supplies:

  • 5x8 sketchbook

  • Graphite drawing kit: Pencils, erasers, sharpener Shades of grey markers

  • 1- gum eraser

  • 1- kneaded eraser

  • Blending stumps

  • Drawing sandpaper (optional)

  • Make sure pencil kit has at least HB, 2B-6B, 2H-4H. More options are fine.

First Year Latin

Mondays

Teacher: Julie Cox

Offered 5th Hour

This comprehensive Latin class is geared towards high school students who desire to take Latin as their foreign language requirement or have an interest in learning the Latin language more extensively. We will be using Henle First Year Latin as our text and will cover Units 1-5. New material will be presented each class period along with an opportunity to address questions from the previous week’s homework. This class will require an extensive amount of memorization as students will be expected to memorize their weekly vocabulary words, noun declension endings and verb conjugation endings. Students can expect about 45-60 minutes of homework each day consisting of daily chart review, vocabulary flash card review, and exercises from the textbook.

 

Supplies:

  • First Year Latin Curriculum:

    • Henle First Year Latin $23.33

    • Henle Latin Grammar $14.00

    • Henle Latin Answer Key $6.60

Dancing Through the Decades

Mondays

and / or

Wednesdays

Teacher: Gina Conroy

Offered 4th Hour both days                                                

Discover how historical events influenced and inspired the “moves” of the times as you dance your way through the decades. From the Charleston of 20s during the Great Depression and Big Band Swing at the height of WWII to the Disco era and beyond, come learn how to shake your groove thing the old school way. 

Supplies:

  • $10 per semester supply fee

Spanish I 

Mondays

Teacher: Aubrey Maricle

Offered 1st Hour                                                     

¡Hola mis estudiantes! Bienvenidos à la prepa o el instituto! Welcome to high school Spanish I. We will be doing a gamut of various things related to the Spanish-speaking world. No prior Spanish needed but we will dive deep into all things Spanish from Mexico to Central and South America, touching the Carribean and ending with saucy Spain, I hope to enamour you with this beautiful language, its sundry people and cultures as well as preparing you to communicate an easy Gospel presentation as well as how to make small talk in Spanish. Mexican and Spanish grammar will be given most of the spotlight. Nos vemos en clase. Serious students-please apply!

Supplies:

  • $50 Supply and Curriculum fee per semester

Aspire Journalism

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Gina Conroy

Offered Mondays - 3rd Hour and/or Wednesdays - 2nd Hour

Calling all junior journalists and roving reporters! Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in print? Would you like to be “in the know” and share that information with others? Do you like the challenge and creativity of crafting a story for others to read? Would you like to be part of a team working towards one goal? Or perhaps, you just want to have fun while learning to be a better writer, (and you’d like your essays to have a purpose other than a grade.) Then this course is for you!

 

In this bi-weekly class (2 days optional, but recommended,) we will discuss the differences between reporting for newspapers and magazines, explore various types of articles (features, opinions, informative, etc.,) and practice writing different styles all while learning to become good interviewers and future leaders. Leadership training and group building is part of the fun as we learn to work together as a team to put out the first Aspire Academy Magazine!

Weekly assignments will involve occasional testing, reading, interviewing, writing, and editing. Not only will you gain valuable skills to help you in school and beyond, but you will learn how your writing can earn you a little money on the side, or perhaps you will discover a love for a new career focus.

Supplies:

  • $10 Supply Fee per semester

Basic Electronics I - DC

Mondays

Teacher: Mike Eaton

Offered 2nd Hour thru 3rd Hour

Age group:

9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra.

 

Start/finish time:

9:30am -11:30am Basic Electronics 1 - DC

 

 List of material provided by student:

1. Scientific calculator

    A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6

 Or

    B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8

2. Voltmeter

     A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon)

 

Class Schedule:

3 weeks of Technical Math

Basic Electronics 1 - DC Circuit analysis

Basic Electronics 2 - AC Circuit analysis

 

Material from Instructor:

I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits

 

CD copies provided

Hard copies maybe available on Amazon

Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A  Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A

French I

Mondays

Teacher: Aubrey Maricle

Offered 4th Hour                                                       

                                                 

Bonjour! Welcome to French for high school students. More than grammar and writing, we'll cascade French-speaking countries from Quebec to France and also Africa. There is so much more than France when it comes to speaking French. Pair-work, fun projects, opportunities to listen to real French speakers in and out of class. What jobs are there for French speakers? And most importantly, how can we share a basic presentation of the Gospel in French? Emphasis on French from France included. Only serious students need apply. Hope to see you there.

Supplies:

  • $50 per semester Supply & Curriculum Fee

Fonts & Graphic Design

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 2nd hour

In this course, students will become very familiar with Microsoft Publisher software, learning the basics on how to design advertisements, newsletters, promotional materials and social media marketing and promotions.  We will combine marketing principals with the aesthetics of design- specifically through  digital fonts as well as hand lettered text.

Supplies:

  • Microsoft publisher software

  • access to computer or laptop

  • Printer paper and ink for assignments

Sewing

Wednesdays

Teacher: Ms. "N"

Offered 2nd hour, 4th Hour

Students will learn sewing machine basics and complete projects as skills develop in each class. We will cover garment mending, hemming, zipper placement, different sewing stitches, basic quilting, and much more. Students will select their projects. Class if for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewing students.

Supplies:

  • $25 Supply Fee per semester

  • 2 spools of white thread

  • 1 small bag of stuffing

  • 1 seam ripper

  • Please label all items with students name

Psychology

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 3rd hour

We will be loosely be using the text- AP Psychology Course Description: In this course we will be touching on History and Approaches of Psychology, Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Disorders, and Social Psychology. This course will prepare the high schooler should they choose to take AP exams for psychology.

Drama

Monday

and / or Wednesdays

Teacher: Carol Becker

Offered 5th hour

This class will create and perform a Play Production! 

Supplies:

  • $25 per semester fee

Interior Design

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 5th hour

In this course we will be studying each of the elements of aesthetic design and building a portfolio of examples and personal designs to reflect each principle learned.

Supplies:

  • One 2” ring binder

  • Plastic page protectors

  • One package of construction paper

  • Access to home decor/interiors magazines

  • Scissors

  • Graph paper

  • Pencils and pens

Mixed Media Art

Wednesdays

Teacher: Jennifer Miser

Offered 6th hour

Course Description- In this class, we will cover all the basics and teach you how to lay out a mixed media art piece, step-by-step and item-by-item. You’ll learn about common materials and how each media within the piece works and interacts with the others. We will discuss the different types of acrylic paints, how they work, and how they react when water is added. You will learn which materials work well together and get lots of tips you can use when creating pieces in the future. Even the most inexperienced beginner will develop a new appreciation for the art form and learn skills they can use to start making their own mixed media art.

Supplies:

  • $20 Supply Fee per Semester

  • Decoupage

  • Acrylic Paints (primary and tertiary colors- 6 total) Spray Water

  • Bottle

  • 16x20 canvas

  • Foam Brushes (5)

  • White Gesso

  • Stencils

  • Crayons

  • A Pre-Printed Quote of Your Choosing

  • Buttons and/or other flat ephemera

  • Black Pen

  • White Pen

You'll notice trees as our group theme. This is no accident! *Psalm 1:1-3* 

We ASPIRE to walk with you and support you in every way possible with grace and guidance so that your family tree produces every good fruit of the spirit. 

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