Acting Up!

Grade Level(s): 1st-8th                              Class Hour: 1st                   Teacher: Heidi Landrum

Class Min/Max: 4/20

Homework: <1hour/week

Class Fee: $20

Description: Acting Up is a theater class. The students will learn improv skills, theater games and presentation skills. They will memorize a monologue and present at HOPE Showcase. This will be performed at the end of the semester. This class improves public speaking, team work, reading and much more!

Extra Class Needs: None

Advanced Piano (9:15am)

Grade Level(s): 3rd-8th                        Class Hour: 1st                  Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min/Max: 2/3

Homework: 30 minutes practice per day

Class Fee: $0 (unless you need the teacher to purchase piano book)

Prerequisite: At least 1 year of piano instruction

Description: Individual customized piano lessons for each student, and music

themed games for review.

Extra Needs: an assignment notebook, Faber piano books at whatever level

they are at currently

American Literature

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                        Class Hour: 3rd                   Teacher: Clark

Class Min/Max: 4/12

Homework: Yes, up to 4. It will depend on how fast your child reads. We will be reading 4 whole novels in 12 weeks.

Class Fee: None

Prerequisite: None

Description: This class will be worth a half credit to accompany English Comp and Grammar for a High School English credit. It will be discussion based. Each week we will read our assigned chapters at home and will discuss in class various questions pertaining to what we have read. Test will be posted in the Google Classroom and will all be taken online at home. There will be no writing required in this class as most students have very heavy composition classes. The parent is welcome to require reports on the books, but it will not be required or graded by this class.

Extra Needs: Some type of notebook to put notes in. A copy of the books we will be reading. These may be physical or audio. Some may be able to be found in the public domain. The books are: The Scarlet Letter, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men, and To Kill A Mockingbird

Bible Basics

Grade Level(s): 1-3                                Class Hour: 1st                    Teacher: Amy Savage

Class Min/Max: 4/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5

Prerequisite: None

Description: Through songs and play your child will learn the books of the Bible, fruit of the spirit and how to present the gospel to others (in a very simplified way).

Extra Needs: None

Beginning Contemporary/Lyrical Dance

Grade Level(s): 2nd - 5th                 Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher:  Gabby Hill

Class Min/Max: 3/10

Homework: At least 30 minutes 

Class Fee: $15

Description: They will learn all the positions needed for dance, how to arabesque, spotting, leaps, different dance turns, dance warm ups, a variety of dance stretches, and perform a choreographed dance.

Extra Needs: Ballet shoes, leotard, pink tights, and skirt

Extra Meetings: Yes, if they need extra practice, we may spend 15 minutes after Co-op.

Beginning Piano (9:15am)

Grade Level(s): 3rd-8th                       Class Hour: 1st                   Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min/Max: 3/3

Homework: 20 minutes of practice per day

Class Fee: $0

Description: Individual customized piano lessons for each student, and music

themed games for review.

Extra Needs: Faber piano books: Lesson, Theory, Tech/Artistry, Performance;

notebook to record assignments

Biology Labs (1st hour - 9:00am / 4th hour - 3:30pm)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th   Class Hour: 1st & 4th   Teacher: Elise Cotuna

Class Min/Max: 10/12 

Homework: Yes. Anywhere from one-two hours. This depends on how fast the student can write lab reports. 

Class Fee: $10/student

Description: Biology Labs: During this year, we will be working through the labs in the Apologia Biology textbook. Labs will range from inspecting specimens under microscopes to dissections to examining and classifying fruits and flowers. By the end of this course, students will have completed the lab requirements for Biology. However, this is NOT a full Biology credit; if students wish to earn a full credit, they must complete the Biology course at home. Students will also learn how to write lab reports and document the information noted during a lab.

Extra Needs: 1.        Access to Internet (researching for labs, etc.)

2.        A personal email (I prefer the student to email me rather than the parent. However, parents may be copied on emails sent to me.)

3.        A three-ring binder to store lab reports (If preferred, a student could use a two-pocket folder, with one pocket for graded labs and the other for ungraded labs.)

4.        Either:

a.        A one-subject notebook for recording data and observations

b.        Loose-leaf paper in a three-ring binder for recording data and observations

Busytime Unwind Time/Playground

Grade Level(s): K4-1st                   Class Hour: 4th                  Teacher: Tracy Mansfield

Class Min/Max:

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: Weather permitting we will be playing on the playground. During inclement weather we will keep busy in active or creative ways indoors.

Extra Needs: None

Calligraphy

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                          Class Hour: 3rd                  Teacher: Wilder

Class Min/Max: 4/10

Homework: No

Class Fee: $9

Prerequisite: None

Description: We will be practicing Calligraphy strokes and learning proper handling of a fountain calligraphy pen. Students who were with me last semester may try new styles of Calligraphy. If students are returning, please bring pen to class.  I will provide ink cartridges. New students will be supplied w a new pen and ink.

Extra Needs: An art sketch pad/good quality mixed media paper

Chronicles of Narnia

Grade Level(s): 3rd-8th                       Class Hour: 4th                        Teacher: Amy Savage

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Description: This is a read aloud starting with "The Magician's Nephew". I will be using the study guide "Roar" and will have a game, craft or activity to go along with each chapter read. My hope is to finish "Magician's Nephew" in the fall and continue with "Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe" in the spring.

Extra Needs: None.

Cooking/Baking (9:00)

Grade Level(s): 3rd-5th                   Class Hour: 1st                   Teacher: Tracy Mansfield

Class Min/Max: 8/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $20

Prerequisite: None

Description: Baked goods and beginning candy making. How to be helpful and intuitive in the kitchen. ALLERGY WARNING - We will be working with dairy,nuts, and gluten.

Extra Needs: Apron/hair ties

Conflict Resolution - Young Peacemakers

Grade Level(s): 4th-6th                            Class Hour: 2nd                        Teacher: Clarissa Monatanez

Class Min/Max: 6/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: We will use the material provided in the book, "Young Peacemakers" by Corlette Sande. Students will read and act out activities in class to learn Biblical conflict resolution skills.  

Extra Needs: None

Crafty Kids Go On Vacation

Grade Level(s): 1st-4th                          Class Hour: 2nd                Teacher: Gilbert

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: $15

Prerequisite: None

Description: Our crafty kids are going to travel the world! Each week we will "visit" a different part of the world. We'll learn a bit about each place and do a craft to tie it all together.

Extra Needs: None

Critical Thinking and Debate

Grade Level(s): 7th-12th                  Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Joanna Stanley

Class Min/Max: 6/16

Homework: yes, before debates: 1-2 hours

Class Fee: None

Prerequisite: None

Description: Do you like to discuss issues and ideas? Do you want to better understand whether a particular idea is logical or not? Do you ever feel strongly about something but aren't sure how to present your ideas? Do you love to play "devil's advocate"? Do you like to hear both sides of an idea before you're convinced? Are you terrified at speaking in public? If you answered "yes" to any of these, this class is for you!

We will be learning some key points to critical thinking and how to respectfully debate an issue. You will research some issues and prepare ahead of time, as well as some impromptu debating in class. Sometimes you will choose which side of a debate to take, other times it will be chosen for you. Either way, it's gonna be great!

Extra Needs: None

Critical Thinking Fun

Grade Level(s): 1st-3rd                   Class Hour: 1st                  Teacher: Marlo McDonald

Class Min/Max: 3/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5 $0

Description: An exciting interactive class to help students enjoy learning while boosting their critical thinking skills. We will use a variety of materials to increase students' skills with patterns, imagery, and logic, and we will incorporate a variety of cognitive activities, puzzles, games, and manipulatives. This class will challenge kids to think a bit more deeply while remaining a fun favorite of kids and adults alike. **Returning students are always welcome and will have new material tailored to them so they can continue to grow in their skill sets at their pace.

Extra Needs: general class supplies stated for grade level (pencils, etc.)

Current Events

Grade Level(s): 8th-12th                    Class Hour: 3rd                 Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Class Min/Max: 7/20

Homework: yes, 1 hour/week

Class Fee: $0

Description: We will be discussing current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.

Students/Parents may choose credit or not. There will be specific assignments and grades for

credit.

Extra Needs: none

Doctor Dolittle Book Club

Grade Level(s): 6th-8th                       Class Hour: 1st                 Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min/Max: 4/15

Homework: Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Class Fee: $10

Prerequisite: None

Description: We will read “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” by Hugh Lofting. The book is about 240 pages in length. So approximately 20-25 pages will be assigned each week. Students should NOT read ahead. Vocabulary and/or comprehension questions will be handed out for homework to complete while reading. Class time will involve discussion of the homework and reading for the week.  

Extra Needs: Pencil, Paper/Notebook, Book (will be handed out the first week)

Elementary PE

Grade Level(s): 2nd-5th                  Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min/Max: 8/16

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5

Description: This class is designed for elementary children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of a traditional sport as well as enjoying fun play yard games.  The focus will be to build self-confidence through sports as well as teach the importance of teamwork and encouragement all while being active.

Extra Needs: None

English Comp Prep

Grade Level(s): 6th & up                  Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Rogers

Class Min/Max: 7/15

Homework: Yes. The class is designed to be completed throughout the week. 3 hours

Class Fee: $0

Description: This is a writing class designed to prepare the student for English Comp 1 that is offered at Hope Co-op.  We will briefly review the 8 parts of speech, review the parts of a paragraph, and learn to write a 5 paragraph essay developed off of a Thesis Statement. We will, also be incorporating "Dress-Ups", and "Sentence Openers" similar to the teachings in the IEW curriculum. Homework is a big part of the class, and parent involvement in over-seeing the homework is strongly encouraged.

Extra Needs: 3 ring binder, paper, pen, highlighter

English Comp II (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 7th-12th                    Class Hour: 2nd                     Teacher: Jennifer Ware

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: yes - 4 hours/week minimum

Class Fee: none

Prerequisite: English Comp I

Description: Through instruction, modeling, and practice, English Comp I equips student writers with the structural (thesis and introduction-body-conclusion paragraphs) and stylistic (7 dress-ups, 6sentence openers, 5 decorations, transitions, and paragraph hooks) skills needed to write clear and compelling five-paragraph essays following many of the techniques presented by The Institute for Excellence in Writing, Level C. This class is a prerequisite for English Comp III  and IV.

Extra Needs: 2" 3 ring binder

English Comp IV (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 10th-12th                 Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher:  Gagne

Class Min/Max: 4/12

Homework: Yes! Minimum of 1-2 hours per day

Class Fee: $10 for MLA reference guide

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Eng Comp 1 & 2. While suggested, Eng Comp 3 is not necessary to advance to Eng Comp 4.

Description:  Welcome to the world of research! In Eng Comp IV, we will build on writing skills learned in earlier classes while learning to write the ultimate research paper. We will also be reading and learning poetry-writing skills. While it sounds intimidating, it's actually a fun (though necessary) class, whether your student is college-bound or not.

Extra Needs: Three-ring binder, 3" x 5" or 4" x 6" index cards, access to computer, printer, internet access, and a library card

Extreme Dot-to-dot Jr.

Grade Level(s): 1st-3rd                    Class Hour: 2nd                     Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min/Max: none

Homework: Only is not finished in class

Class Fee: $10

Description: Kids will complete a Dot-to-Dot each week. Will also learn about the topic each week while they complete the dot-to-dot. (For Junior class, puzzles range from 90 to 230 dots. Kids should know number basics, but don't need to be able to count to 230. We can work on it!)

Extra Needs: Pencil, colored pencils, dot-to-dot book (will be handed out first class, but needs to be brought to class each week)

Extreme Dot to Dot

Grade Level(s): 4th-8th                   Class Hour: 4th                    Teacher: Cherie Crow

Class Min/Max: none

Homework: only if not finished in class

Class Fee: $10

Description: Kids will complete a Dot-to-Dot each week (highest puzzle has 1,400 dots!). Will also learn about the topic each week while they complete the dot-to-dot.

Extra Needs: Pencil, Colored pencils, Dot-to-dot book (will be handed out first class, but must be brought back each week)

French I (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                   Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Pam Gfeller

Class Min/Max: 2/20

Homework: At least 3-5 hrs weekly

Class Fee: $0

Description: The student will learn the basics of French grammar, pronunciation, and speaking. We will also explore the French culture and their delicious cuisine.

On se voit en classe!

Extra Needs: The student needs to purchase a French 1 textbook( BJU press). This book can be purchased at a discounted price at the BJ Educators Marketplace. (approximate cost is $30)

General Science Apologia (1st hour - 9:00am / 4th hour - 3:30pm)

Grade Level(s): 7th-9th                         Class Hour: 1st & 4th          Teacher: Nikia Stevens

Class Min/Max: 7/18

Homework: 4-5 hours per week

Class Fee: $20

Description: Apologia designed their General Science curriculum to help transition your middle school student from elementary science classes to be prepared for high school science. The course is designed to be taken after 6th grade, but advanced 6th graders are welcomed! This yearlong science course is taught from a Christian worldview and covers topics including the scientific method, astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics, life science, biology, and many others.  

Since our class meets once per week, we will dedicate the majority of our time to lab exploration. We will briefly review the topics necessary to understand the lab. Prior to class, students will be assigned specific modules for the upcoming class. Students will be expected to complete the reading and modules questions before the next class. Students will be expected to complete their lab reports at home if time does not allow for completion in class.

Virtual Homeschool Group offers a free class using Apologia General Science. This course is self-paced and provides direct teaching, games, and automatic grading of tests and quizzes. Labs are included as extra credit for this class.  This free resource will help your student get the most out of this class! (This class uses the 1st and 2nd edition and is not necessary to complete the class but may be helpful for your family.) If you do not utilize Virtual Homeschool, I highly recommend purchasing the General Science Student Notebook, 3rd edition to help your student with at home learning.  The student notebook has places to answer the module questions, take notes, graphic organizers, and helps become more independent learners.

When class begins, students will be provided a schedule of the modules which will be covered in class. I will be using the 3rd edition of the book in class. The third edition is very different than the 2nd edition. Apologia has greatly improved this text! The modules have been reduced and refined to allow a 4-day learning schedule. Some topics in the 3rd edition which are not in the 2nd edition include: astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.  Labs in the 3rd edition have been updated and improved. I understand that resources are limited. If you choose to use the 2nd edition of the text, you’ll need to do a little research when we cover modules not included in the 2nd edition. Students will be provided a lab guide in class.

Extra Needs: 1) Apologia General Science Student test, 3rd Edition

2) [optional, but highly recommended if not utilizing Virtual Homeschool Group: General Science Student Notebook, 3rd edition]

3) 1" 3-ring notebook

4) pen & pencil

Goofy Grammar

Grade Level(s): 1st-2nd                   Class Hour: 1st                    Teacher: Eileen Leine

Class Min/Max: 5/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5

Prerequisite: Know letter sounds. Light reading.

Description: Students will learn basic grammar skills through songs, worksheets and fun activities.

Extra Needs: Pencils, crayons, glue sticks

Grammar Crash Course - Middle School Grammar & Writing

Grade Level(s): 6th-8th                   Class Hour: 2nd                   Teacher: Nikia Stevens

Class Min/Max: 10/20

Homework: 3-4 hours per week

Class Fee: $15

Prerequisite: None

Description: In this one-semester course students in grades 7-8 will study the skills necessary for success in English Comp Prep. Utilizing the curriculum, Grammar Revolution, students will study all aspects of grammar. Utilizing IEW, students will learn the basic writing skills that will lead to success in English Comp Prep and future English Comp classes. This course will have mandatory homework ranging from 3 – 4 hours per week, depending on the student’s abilities. With Grammar Revolution, students will watch an educational grammar video and apply their learning to grammar exercises. In class, we will review and solidify the skills from the videos. They will also be utilizing exercises from Student Writing Intensive - Level B to build effective writing skills that will lead to success in English Comp Prep. Required Materials: Grammar Revolution workbook (approx. $18) and IEW – SWI B student materials (approx. $10). Class fees will vary based on enrollment. Class fees will include access to online educational videos to facilitate at-home learning (student enrollment of 10 = class fees of $15). After enrollment in the class, links will be sent to order required student materials.

Extra Needs: Required Materials:

1) Grammar Revolution workbook (approx. $18 per student)

2) IEW - Student Writing Intensive B Student material (pdf $10 per family)

3) 3 ring notebook

4) 5 section dividers

5) notebook paper

6) internet access

Hands on Engineering (2nd hour closed, 3rd hour open)

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                     Class Hour: 2nd & 3rd           Teacher: Jocelyn Dost

Class Min/Max: 8/20

Homework: Varies

Class Fee: $15

Description: Hands-On Engineering prompts students to understand and apply methodologies of design and engineering as they create innovative solutions to challenges. Each challenge requires students to think analytically, assess new situations and solve real-world problems. Students will work in teams to design and build boats, skyscrapers, wheelbarrows and more.

*The curriculum can be used as a supplement or full curriculum. Each week students will bring

home

"Extend the Learning" sheets with resources for project and activity ideas.

**Homework is unlikely, but will be assigned if we are not able to get through all of the

necessary material in class.

***The class will run for the year. Projects will be different in the second semester, however,

projects do build on one another so the class will be closed.

Extra Needs: 3-ring binder, notebook paper, calculator

The Hero’s Journey

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                   Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Laura Cloutier

Class Min/Max: 5/10

Homework: Yes -2 hours per week; this can be used as a literature and writing unit at home

Class Fee: None

Prerequisite: None

Description: The Hero's Journey is classic methodology for writing great novels of epic proportions! We will explore this in our class and write an amazing tale of our own. This class will be three fold. First, we will explore and learn what a Hero's Journey is. Then, we will take what we have learned and use it to organize and write a creative Hero's narrative of our own during the 12 week class. At the same time, children will be reading and analyzing a Hero's Journey book (of their own choosing) and note-booking about that book at home with a pre-done notebook.

This class is not for the faint of heart, there will be a significant amount of work at home and in class to be successful. Half of the 12 weeks will be in class workshop writing and children are expected to come to class ready to write. At the same time, my goal is for the children to learn to love writing, to find their voice, and to learn great writing skills in the organically.

I will use Google classrooms as my main form of communication. I will not be providing the reading book for the children, you will have to decide what they are going to read and purchase that for them. I will provide the note-booking journal for them. They can use a book they have already read and loved before as well.

Some suggestions might be:

•        A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

•        Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

•        Dragon Wings by Laurence Yep

•        Eragon by Christopher Paolini

•        Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

•        Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

•        Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien

•        Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

•        The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

•        The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

•        The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

•        The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

•        The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

•        The Princess Bride by William Goldman

•        The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Extra Needs: Paper, pencils and they will need to type a narrative at home

HS Art (9:00am) (Closed to new students without approval)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                 Class Hour: 1st                  Teacher: Carla Hill

Class Min/Max: 4/12

Homework: Yes, max 2 hours

Class Fee: $10

Description: HS ART WILL COVER MODERN ART AND THE GILDED AGE 1920's

Extra Needs: Art Journal

HS PE

Grade Level(s): 8th-12th                   Class Hour: 4th                  Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min/Max: 8/14

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5

Prerequisite: None

Description: This high school physical education course is designed to promote healthy lifelong habits for each student as they engage in a variety of physical activities. The primary objectives are to encourage teamwork and sportsmanship like conduct while participating in a variety of both traditional sports and team building activities. This class could count for high school credit if the student is participating in additional physical/aerobic activities outside of class.

Extra Needs: None

I3 STEM Research (Closed to new students without approval)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th (8th w/approval)  Class Hour: 1st                   Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min/Max: 6/10

Homework: Yes, hours depend on credit sought

Class Fee: New Students $40, Returning Students $0

Prerequisite: Physical Science or higher level science

Description: I3 STEM Research

What is I3? Inquiry that is individualized, integrated, and inspired.

This course’s goal is to help students discover a personal passion and Biblically-centered connection to the STEM fields through inquiry-based activities in and outside of class time. Based on their interests and skill level, students will develop research projects/experiments/prototypes of their own design at home to present to the class. In so doing, they will:

        -develop a research plan

        -make a proposal to be approved by parent and teacher

         -find a mentor when applicable

         -conduct a literature search

        -develop protocols and constraints

        -develop a materials list

        -create a budget

        -develop a timeline for work completion

        -work as a research scientist or design engineer

        -write a research report

        -demonstrate or present to the class their results        

Students will also have opportunities for:

        -group and independent work

        -presentations

        -critical analysis of how world view influences science

        -labs reports

        -competition experience

        -STEM current event discussions

This class can be used as honors coursework in combination with another science class, as an elective science, or as a stand alone lab science credit (cp or honors) provided the student completes enough independent study. They will be encouraged to enter their project(s) in at least one STEM competition. This class will consist of at least 5-7 hours of work outside of class each week for those who plan to count this as a full high school credit.  

Grades will be given based on a combination of class assignments and individual project choices. Outside costs for this class will vary based on the student’s chosen project(s) and the availability of field trip opportunities. Student-parent-teacher conferences will be held at the beginning of the year to set expectations for project based work.  There will be a class orientation on the open house dates for parents and students.

Extra Needs: 3 ring binder, composition notebook, internet access at home for research and accessing a web-based classroom, ability to attend outside field trips

Outside class work will include field trips

Improv

Grade Level(s): 8th-12th                   Class Hour: 1st                   Teacher: Nathan Trest

Class Min/Max: 4/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: None

Prerequisite: None

Description: Learn the basics of acting and building blocks of improv!

Extra Needs: notebook, pencil.

The Incorrigibles

Grade Level(s): 2nd-5th                  Class Hour: 3rd                  Teacher: Danielle Rogers

Class Min/Max: 5/12

Homework: 1hr

Class Fee: $8

Prerequisite:

Description: Welcome to the world of the Incorrigibles! This semester we'll be reading " The Mysterious Howling", the first book in the series "The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place". In this class we'll be implementing nature study, vocabulary, geography, poetry, and drama. We'll even partake of tea and biscuits from time to time :) So join me as we go on an adventure with the Incorrigibles!

Side Notes:

a) We'll be raising money the first few weeks to adopt a wolf through WNC Nature Center. My hope is to raise $25-$50.

b) The later books in this series make reference to a gypsy who conducts a seance. It all end ups being a complete farce. If this is something that raises concerns, please be mindful if you continue to read the series.

Extra Needs: The Mysterious Howling, by MaryRose Wood

It's All Fun and Games

Grade Level(s): 1st-4th                         Class Hour: 4th                       Teacher: Joanna Stanley

Class Min/Max: 4/16

Homework: None

Class Fee: $5

Description: There are many skills learned and great memories stored while kids are having fun. We will enjoy a sucker for the mouth and play-do for the hands while a fun chapter book is read aloud for the first half of class each week. Then, board games, cards games, Operation games galore will be scattered around the room for kids to choose what to play for the day. An adult will be guiding and overseeing each game being played. We'll have good fun!

Extra Needs: none

K2/K3

Grade Level(s): 3yo          Class Hour: 1st - 4th  (All day -- parents pick up for lunch) 

Teacher: Jenn Deese

Class Min/Max: 5/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $10

Description: Our Littles learn best when they are having fun!   Our K2/K3 class will offer play-based learning that incorporates age appropriate opportunities to develop an introduction to language arts, math, social studies, science, art and Bible studies. We will begin our day with the Pledge of Allegiance and Calendar time. Songs will be used to learn days of the week and months of the year.  We will use a spinner to select the current weather based on what we see outside.  We will cover the entire alphabet over the course of the year and will have a letter and color of the week.  Shapes, colors, counting (1-10) and more will be learned through hands on games and activities and arts and crafts will be based on the theme of each week to reinforce what we have learned. Fun, structured learning will be balanced with playtime, story time and music time.  If the weather is nice, we will enjoy PE on the playground.  Snack will be provided.  Parents are required to pick up students for lunch.  Please send a change of clothes, diaper bag/pull ups (if not potty trained) and a sippy cup each week and be sure to label all your child’s items.  

Extra Needs: Diaper bag/pull ups, extra set of clothes, sippy cup -- child's name on all

K4/K5 Pre-school

Grade Level(s): K4/K5                 Class Hour: All                  Teacher: Courtney Collier

Class Min/Max: 4/10

Homework: No

Class Fee: $5

Description: None

Extra Needs: We will be working on fine motor skills and listening skills. There will be play time and structured learning time. We will be focusing on seasons and holidays.

Nursery

Grade Level(s): 0-1yo                  Class Hour: All                   Teacher: Deese

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Larry Gets Lost

Grade Level(s): 1st-3rd                        Class Hour: 3rd                   Teacher: Bish/Savage

Class Min/Max: 4/10?

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: This class will be based on the book series "Larry Gets Lost". Join the lovable puppy, Larry, as he learns about New York City, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and the Twin Cities. Larry, manages to get lost and tours each city while trying to reunite with his boy, Pete. Along the way he discovers some of each city’s fun and interesting landmarks.                                           

Extra Needs: None

Lego Club

Grade Level(s): 3rd-6th  Class Hour: 4th  Teacher:

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Lego Club Jr.

Grade Level(s): 1st-2nd  Class Hour: 4th  Teacher:

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Lego Science (closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 3rd-6th                          Class Hour: 4th                  Teacher: Sheri Cotuna

Class Min/Max: 3/10

Homework: None

Class Fee: $10

Description: Lego Science covers a variety of exploratory activities where students can learn about a variety of simple machines through building and testing projects. Students will learn the vocabulary and concepts related to simple machines as they complete the projects.

Extra Needs: None

Marine Biology

Grade Level(s): 3rd-6th                          Class Hour: 3rd                  Teacher: Marlo McDonald

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: $15 $0

Description: Get ready for loads of fun and adventure as we explore the inner workings of the ocean and the variety of life forms it contains, from some of the smallest of God's creations to the largest. Through stunning photographs, simple experiments, and interactive learning, the goal of this course is for children to explore and gain a greater appreciation for God’s creations of the sea. Children will also learn about tides, sea exploration, and seabirds.** I am happy to accommodate individual students by adapting material on an as-needed basis as well as providing additional material for those who want it.

Extra Needs: general class supplies they are supposed to have on hand (pencils, etc.)

Middle School Art

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                         Class Hour: 4th                        Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: No

Class Fee: $20

Description: Middle School Art is an exploration of different types of art, media, and techniques.

Extra Needs: Multi-media Art Pad

Ninja Fitness (part 2)

Grade Level(s): 1st-8th                         Class Hour: 3rd                 Teacher: Serena Biller

Class Min/Max: 5/25

Homework: none

Class Fee: $5

Description: This semester we’ll learn NEW ninja skills like mounts, escapes, hooks, knee strikes, elbow strikes and 1 and 2 leg takedowns, but still continue to enjoy playing pe games and breaking boards!

Extra Needs: athletic clothing

Not a Math Class

Grade Level(s): 3rd-6th                          Class Hour: 3rd                   Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min/Max: 5/12

Homework: None

Class Fee: $15

Prerequisite: This class is for Advanced 3rd grade and up. The curriculum suggests 9+.

Description: "Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you’ll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative." 

Extra Needs: Students MUST bring colored pencils, glue sticks and pencils EVERY Week! The book used will be bought with the class fee.

Notetaking - Cornell Notetaking Method

Grade Level(s): 6th-8th                   Class Hour: 3rd                  Teacher: Laura Cloutier

Class Min/Max: 5/20

Homework: None

Class Fee: 0

Prerequisite: None

Description: Let's face it, taking notes can be pretty boring. But it's a necessary skill to have not only in school and college - but in life! Seriously, you don't know it when you're young, but you will take notes for most jobs when you get older. We will learn the Cornell method of note taking and practice this method by listening to videos and reading texts that are (hopefully) interesting and thought provoking. We will then analyze our notes to grow our abilities in this area.

Extra Needs: Pencils or pens - students MAY use a lap top if they want to type notes instead of write. I will need a way to watch videos that are on TED or Youtube with a laptop or projector. Please and thank you!

Notetaking - Cornell Notetaking Method

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                  Class Hour: 1st                  Teacher: Laura Cloutier

Class Min/Max: 5/20

Homework: None

Class Fee: 0

Prerequisite: None

Description: Let's face it, taking notes can be pretty boring. But it's a necessary skill to have not only in school and college - but in life! Seriously, you don't know it when you're young, but you will take notes for most jobs when you get older. We will learn the Cornell method of note taking and practice this method by listening to videos and reading texts that are (hopefully) interesting and thought provoking. We will then analyze our notes to grow our abilities in this area.

Extra Needs: Pencils or pens - students MAY use a lap top if they want to type notes instead of write. I will need a way to watch videos that are on TED or Youtube with a laptop or projector. Please and thank you!

Performing Arts (3:30pm) (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 8th-12th                       Class Hour: 4th                        Teacher: Courtney Collier

Class Min/Max: 6/20

Homework: Yes -- depends on student

Class Fee: $20

Description: Performing Arts will spend first semester focusing on the staging side of theatre. We will also play acting games, work on acting skills, and give the students some time to be creative. We will pick our script for second semester, have auditions, and give parts by the end of October. Any homework, class participation, tardiness to class, unexcused absences, and attitude will go toward their final audition.

Extra Needs: None

Play Your Way To Success

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                         Class Hour: 1st                        Teacher: Pam Gfeller

Class Min/Max: 7/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: None

Description: Did you know that some of the best learning takes place when you are playing?

Yep. You play; Mom is happy with what you are learning. It’s a win-win! Whether you like word

games, strategy games, silly games, or skill games, you will definitely have fun with this class!

We will briefly discuss what each game helps us learn, then dive into the fun! Some days we

will play group games and other days you will choose which type of game to enjoy for the

morning. I will have bags of chocolates and sugary suckers to help you wake up and have fun!

See you in class!

Extra Needs: None

Presidential Fitness

Grade Level(s): 7th-12th                  Class Hour: 2nd                  Teacher: Susan Bates

Class Min/Max: 6/12

Homework: yes, 1 hour per week

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: This will be a health and fitness class. We will start at the fitness level of the individual student and set goals for activity and health improvement over the course of the semester. We will be doing sit ups, planking, push ups, and the like every class. Students will also be learning various aspects of health and exercise. We will talk about proper form and technique in doing push ups (for example). We will learn general health topics: varying your activities, the benefits of being active over a lifetime, managing stress. I will be using worksheets and handouts for this information that will go in their binders.

Extra Needs: 1/2" three ring binder

Senior High Art

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                 Class Hour: 4th                  Teacher: Kim Russo

Class Min/Max: 4/12

Homework: Only if assignment is not finished in class

Class Fee: $20

Description: My goal for this class is to expose the students to as wide a variety of art media as possible. This will include lessons in painting, sculpting, Lino block carving and stamping, stained glass, pouring mediums, working with resin, and much more. I welcome feedback from the students on what they would like to gain more experience in as well.

Extra Needs: None

Service Hours

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                      Class Hour: 4th                        Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min/Max: 1/20

Homework: None

Class Fee: None

Description: At the end of a co-op day, there are many tasks to be completed. Service Hours Class will

begin the clean-up process during 4th hour. We will be cleaning the rooms not in use 4th hour, moving bins to the storage closet and helping pack up the lobby. By completing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.

Extra Needs: None

Signing Songs

Grade Level(s): 1st-4th                          Class Hour: 3rd                 Teacher: Sarah Ware

Class Min/Max: 4/10

Homework: ½ hour to practice

Class Fee: None

Description: Learning basic  signs as well as techniques for signing songs using ASL

Extra Needs: None

Spanish 1

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                         Class Hour: 3rd                     Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: 10hrs.

Class Fee: $15

Description: Spanish I- Will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information and basic grammatical structures. Students will also develop a foundation in reading and writing laying the foundation for further study of the language. The course emphasizes understanding and practical application rather than rote memory. Foremost is to give the students the ability to carry on basic and necessary conversations such as asking for help, ordering food and everyday greetings and topics.

Please note: Our end of semester activity will be to go out to lunch. We will visit an authentic

Hispanic restaurant where the students will be required to order and communicate only

Spanish for a final grade.

Extra Needs: Notebook, Access to a cellphone( For Duolingo app), Access to computer

Social Line Dancing (3:30pm)

Grade Level(s): 5th-12th                   Class Hour: 4th                  Teacher: Sylvia DeJoris

Class Min/Max: 6/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: None

Prerequisite: None

Description: Line Dances - Boot Scoot Buggy, Watermelon Crawl, Kick the Dust Up, Samba and others if time permits

Extra Needs: None

Socratic Discussion

Grade Level(s): 3rd &4th                        Class Hour: 1st                        Teacher: Devin Ascheman

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: We will read together a short passage from an important work from an author such as Thomas Jefferson, or Plato and then I will facilitate a discussion using the Socratic Method. This involves asking the students questions to ponder on their own or in groups and then coming together as a class to discuss the topics brought up through the system of questioning. This class allows students to develop their own thoughts or opinions on important subjects and to practice speaking in front of others. I will be using the Touchstone discussion project materials.

Extra Needs: a folder

Socratic Discussion

Grade Level(s): 5th-8th                          Class Hour: 2nd                 Teacher: Devin Ascheman

Class Min/Max: 5/15

Homework: None

Class Fee: $0

Prerequisite: None

Description: We will read together a short passage from an important work from an author such as Thomas Jefferson, or Plato and then I will facilitate a discussion using the Socratic Method. This involves asking the students questions to ponder on their own or in groups and then coming together as a class to discuss the topics brought up through the system of questioning. This class allows students to develop their own thoughts or opinions on important subjects and to practice speaking in front of others. I will be using the Touchstone discussion project materials.

Extra Needs: a folder

Theatre Productions (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                  Class Hour: 4th                 Teacher: Hill

Class Min/Max: 0/NA

Homework: 1-2 hours

Class Fee: None

Description: Class will design sets, costumes, makeup and props for Performing Arts play.

Extra Needs: None

World Geography and Cultures

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th Class Hour: 2nd  Teacher: Sheri Cotuna

Class Min/Max: flexible

Homework: Yes - the class is intended to count as .5 to 1 credit. There will be about 1-2 hours of homework per week for .5 credit with options of additional homework for 1 full credit.

Class Fee: $10

Description: We will be using McGraw Hill's World Geography and Cultures as a spine and we will use Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands as a supplemental resource. I will provide access to Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands along with a variety of other resources. The students will be expected to complete the class with the knowledge of where countries, regions, oceans, etc. are in the world. However, the primary class focus will be on learning about a variety of different cultures and how to successfully navigate cross cultural connections.

Extra Needs: *World Geography and Cultures (McGraw Hill Glencoe) - used copies are readily available. Access to a computer for homework

World History

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th     Class Hour: 3rd & 4th      Teacher: Charissa Montanez

Class Min/Max: 5/?

Homework: 5-7 per required for HS Credit

Class Fee: $10

Description: This class covers the history of the world beginning with New Testament Rome to Modern Day with a focus on key events, significance, critical thinking and cause/effect.

Extra Needs: 3-ring binder, access to Amazon Prime Video is preferable but not required

Worship Team (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 8th-12th   Class Hour: 1st   Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min/Max: 6/10

Homework: 30 minutes

Class Fee: $10

Prerequisite: Completion of the worship team form and video sample of either vocals or instrument the student desires to play.

Description: This class focuses on learning the heart of worship and leadership. Through the study of music and Scripture we will be learning how to serve our fellow student body through song. Most of what we do will be practicing modern day worship songs to sing and lead the Hope student body in worship at chapel each Friday, but our primary objective is to develop a heart of worship in each student.

Extra Needs: 3 ring binder, pencil, instrument if applicable

Yearbook (Closed to new students)

Grade Level(s): 9th-12th                  Class Hour: 3rd                 Teacher: Carla Hill

Class Min/Max: 2/10

Homework: 1 hour

Class Fee: None

Description: Yearbook will complete 2019-2020 Yearbook and Write articles for Newsletter.

Extra Needs: Computer 

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