9th-12th Graders - Fall 2020 Semester
Family Fee: $100
A family fee is paid each semester to cover the cost of rent and insurance.
1st Period Classes, 9-9:50 am
$15 6th-12th grades, Advanced Drama: This class is for any students who have previously taken drama or acting classes or been involved in any theater production. This semester, drama class is focusing on activities, scene performances, and and improv games to help students build self-confidence as they learn drama and speech skills. These acting exercises focus on stage movement, using props, and speaking to an audience. Our goal is to develop effective oral expression and stage presence, as well as learning theater-related terms and concepts. There may be an occasional short monologue or dialogue they will be expected to memorize. (For the 6th-8th Grade class page, click here.)
-FULL- $30 6th-12th grades, Cooking/Baking: This year we want to focus on learning how to measure ingredients, substituting ingredients, making our very own recipes from scratch, seeing how they turn out, and what needs to be done if those recipes don't turn out right. We will also learn kitchen safety, food safety, storage of foods for short and long term, and spend at least 2 weeks on canning. This class can work with pretty much any allergies or food restrictions - the teacher just needs to be made aware of them. (For the 6th-8th Grade class page, click here.)
$30 9th-12th grades, Dave Ramsey Personal Finance Class: The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool course is a complete, dynamic, high school curriculum that teaches students about saving, investing, credit, debt, money management, and more from a biblical perspective. Written by Dave Ramsey, this class can count as either a high school elective credit or a consumer math credit. In order for your student to receive the full credit, they will need to take this class for the Fall AND Spring semesters. They will be expected to complete all assignments, even if they miss a week of co-op. There will be work for them to complete at home during the week, and they will be graded on all assignments. The class fee covers all materials needed for the class with the exception of pen and paper. An additional fee of $30 will be required for next semester as well to cover the cost of all materials.
2nd Period Classes, 10-10:50 am
$15 6th-12th grades, Beginning Drama: Students will learn the basics of drama including dramatic speaking and expression, pantomime, and improvisation. There will be script reading, and they will be introduced to readers, theater, and monologues. (For the 6th-8th Grade class page, click here.)
$45 9th-12th grades, Political Science: This high school level course will be a two semester class covering the requirements needed to earn a half credit in government and a half credit in economics. For the Fall semester, we will be exploring the US government, following the 2020 elections, and doing an in-depth study of the Constitution. Each student will need to have access to the internet and Google classrooms. There will be an additional $45 fee next semester for this class to cover all expenses.
$25 9th-12th grades, Spanish 1: The "Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP" course book by Barbara Bregstein is the curriculum we will be using. This will be a year-long class and will count as a high school language credit for high school transcript. Students will learn Spanish through vocabulary, culture, verbs, and grammar. Homework will be assigned. Students will also learn to make a Piñata, and they will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish with special guests who are fluent in Spanish. There will be an additional $25 fee for this class next semester to cover the cost of all materials needed.
$25 9th-12th grades, Life Skills: We will be covering some basic skills, such as: changing the oil in a vehicle, changing a tire, using basic hand tools and some power tools, milking a cow (yes, the teacher will bring a cow to co-op pending permission from the church), balancing a check book as well as managing a debit card, using a sewing machine and hand sewing for basic functions, basic self-defense concepts (guest speaker), interacting properly with law enforcement (guest speaker), setting goals and making a plan to reach them, time management, and considerations for moving into your first apartment/house/dorm (e.g. rental agreements, establishing utilities, basic supplies, etc.).
3rd Period Classes, 11-11:50 am
-FULL- $25 6th-12th grades, Cake Decorating: This class will include learning how to make and decorate with fondant, buttercream, and royal icing, as well as learning how to do roses, flowers, basket weave, lettering, and beading using different icing tips. They will learn how to crumb coat and decorate a cake as well as ice and decorate cookies and cupcakes. (For the 6th-8th Grade class page, click here.)
$50 6th-12th grades, Nature Journaling with watercolors: We will learn sketching, beginning watercolor techniques, and color mixing and theory while exploring nature through careful observation. We will then record these observations in a journal that students will be able to take home with them at the end of the semester and continue to add to for years to come. Class fee covers all necessary art supplies. Students will not have homework, although they will be encouraged to find interesting natural objects/plants or take fun photos of nature during the week and bring them into class to then record in our journals. Anything that inspires them during the week could be used in class. (For the 6th-8th Grade class page, click here.)
$** 9th-12th grades, Anatomy and Physiology: (see below for class fees) This high school two semester course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the human body and its systems (except for the reproductive system, which will be discussed at home at the guidance and discretion of the parents) from a Christian worldview. The lab portion of the course will include 5 dissections (cow heart, cow brain, cow eyeball, cow kidney, and fetal pig), microscope slide work, blood typing, and short weekly quizzes, which will be completed in class at the co-op along with brief discussions. The students will also be given a syllabus to help schedule their weekly reading and anatomy labeling and coloring at home. Comprehension questions, tests, and Latin/Greek prefixes, suffixes, and root words for introduction to medical terminology will be completed online AT HOME to maximize class time for labs and instruction. As such, the student will need access to Google classrooms and the internet as well as 2 packs of white index cards and 1 pack of colored pencils. Basic biology is a prerequisite.
Two levels of anatomy and physiology will be available - one is more basic and the other is more in depth and suitable for STEM or medical focused students. Parents need to choose at registration whether they would prefer the basic or the STEM level class for their student. Also, you are given the option of whether you would like to find the specified textbook yourself (you will be given the ISBN number for the required textbook for your chosen level) or you would prefer to have us purchase it new for you.
**Anatomy and Physiology Class Fees**
STEM level course: $84
STEM level course with textbook: $142
Basic level course: $84
Basic level course with textbook: $122