Math Courses

 
Algebra 1 8th-12th

The student text offers high-interest, approachable lessons that break concepts into small, manageable sections. Numerous exercises help students learn how to apply the primary concepts, while step-by-step examples of problem-solving strategies provide examples to follow. The workbook provides reinforcement and practice.

After registering for this class, parents will be contacted to schedule a time to bring the student in for an entrance quiz.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
AGS Algebra Text- Rent this book for $20 from the Center
AGS Workbook- purchase in Center bookstore

No Teacher's Edition required.

Required Materials:
Inexpensive Scientific Calculator
Spiral or 3-ring notebook with paper
Pencils
Clear protractor (minimum 5-inch straight edge)
Clear ruler (minimum 12 inches)
Standard graph paper

Class Prerequisites:  Pre-Algebra or teacher approval. After registration, student must pass an entrance quiz in order to be accepted into the class.
We will contact you to schedule the quiz.

WAITLISTED

Days: Thursday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Pearl Rose

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Math Basics 7th & Up (Multiple Classes)

 

Basic Math Skills is an appealing full-color text for students who need additional instruction on basic mathematical concepts and operations. Provides extensive examples and practice activities– all present as real-life situations, so students will see the relevance of math in their day-to-day lives. This would be a good class for those not ready for Pre-Algebra after completing 6th-grade math.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
AGS Basic Math Skills text- rent from the Center for $20
AGS workbook- purchase in the Center bookstore
No teacher's edition required.

Students enrolled in Mrs. Hannah Reyna's class may use Mrs. Rose's class as extra practice, or in case of parent-approved absences, at no additional charge.  And vice versa!  

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 12:30-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Hannah Reyna

Classroom: Far Side 2

Days: Thursday

Time: 2:45-4:15

Teacher: Mrs. Pearl Rose

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $35 material fee

Pre-Algebra 7/8

This course teaches basic concepts of mathematics and introduces algebra concepts. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be ready to tackle an Algebra 1 course. Students will be expected to read the text in preparation for each class as well as complete homework assignments. Students and parents should anticipate daily mathematics practice to be successful in this course.

 

*7th graders may be placed into this class or Math Basics depending on your student’s skill level


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
AGS Pre-Algebra Text- may be rented from the Center for $20
AGS Workbook- purchase from the bookstore

Required Materials:
1) Inexpensive Scientific Calculator
2) Spiral or 3-ring notebook with paper
3) Pencils
4) Clear protractor (minimum 5-inch straight edge)
5) Clear ruler (minimum 12 inches)
6) Standard graph paper

Class Prerequisites:  After registration, students must pass a quiz in order to be accepted into the class. We will contact you after registering for the class.

 

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 2:15-3:45

Teacher: Mrs. Heather Stauffer

Classroom: Far Side 2

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Language Arts & Writing Courses

 
Extra! Extra! Read All About It 4-7

This class is designed to help your student become a better reader, speller, and writer! Between the ages of 9 and 12, many students need some extra support and encouragement to find and improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills.

 

Spelling- All About Spelling/Dianne Craft Sight Words
Reading- Dianne Craft Right Brain Readers/various other readers both in class and at home
Critical Thinking- Critical Thinking Company /Grammar faux pas
Brain Training Exercises- lazy 8’s/cross body movements

 

Connecting Reading and Writing with vocabulary is an excellent research-based vocabulary/word- learning series. It helps students make essential language arts connections using interesting reading selections, vocabulary activities, writing activities, and more.

Is your student having a difficult time getting their thoughts down on paper? Part of this class will be spent helping reluctant writers find their voice in writing. Various styles and methods will be explored as ways to familiarize your student with different types of writing. Sentence construction, developing paragraphs, and writing 3-5 paragraph essays will be the focus of part of this course. Spelling and grammar instruction and practice will be a regular component of this class. The goal is to facilitate an atmosphere where your student can feel comfortable to bring their skill level, regardless of age or experience, and show progressive advancement by December. Then again, to show further progress from January until May.

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 1:00-3:00

Teacher: Mrs. Donna Jones

Classroom: Far Side 2

Cost: $24/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Think Tank 4th & Up

This class addresses the specific needs of learners. Our class is encouraging, uplifting, and focuses on social skills and peer interaction. Academically, we focus on Language Arts (Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Oral speaking and listening).

 

If you need further information about Think Tank, please email the Director, Donna Jones at dmjbookmom@gmail.com and provide information about your student.

You may register for this class but you will not be officially accepted until after an interview with Mrs. Renee Fleming, the classroom teacher. The office will inform Mrs. Fleming that you are interested in taking this class.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Upon approval into this class, you will be provided with a list of books that you will need to purchase. Typically we use Total Language Plus, Progeny Press or Memoria Press study guides for our novel selections. We work through one novel and study guide at a time so it will not be necessary to purchase all of the curricula at one time.

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 11:30-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $65/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Language Arts 7/8 (Multiple Classes)

 

This is a comprehensive language arts and literature studies course that will cover writing, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension while promoting active reading and reflective thinking. Literature studies will provide the stimulus for writing, and assignments will give students exposure to the elements, language, and methods of writing focusing on content, style, organization, and mechanics. Writing skills will be challenged and refined through classroom instruction, guided practice, and at-home assignments.

 

Students need to read and write at the 7th-grade level.  This is not a remedial class.


Required curriculum for Ms. Nance's Class:
Total Language Plus Novel and Study Guides:
Crispin
The Door in the Wall
The Light in the Forest
Christmas Stories

Required curriculum for Mrs. Fleming's Class:
Phantom Toll Booth TLP guide and novel
Treasure Island TLP guide and novel
Holes Novel and Study Guide by Progeny Press

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 9:00-10:30

Teacher: Ms. Lindsey Nance

Classroom: Annex 2

Days: Monday

Time: 9:30-11:00

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Beginning Cursive 5-8

The method of teaching cursive through “Cursive Logic” is a proven and efficient system. Nothing overwhelming – no stress or pressure. Homework and “grades” will be minimal. Each student will be encouraged and coached to improve upon what they bring to the table the first week of class.

Days: Thursday

Time: 11:30-12:30

Teacher: Mrs. Shannon Jackson

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Writing Workshop 6th-9th (Multiple Classes)

This class is designed to help your student become a better writer! Between the ages of 11 and 14, many students need some extra support and encouragement to find and improve their writing skills.


We invite your students to bring their writing assignments from home or other classes to receive teacher input and coaching on steps to improve their writings. Is your student having a difficult time getting their thoughts down on paper? Part of this class will be spent helping reluctant writers find their voice in writing. Various styles and methods will be explored as ways to familiarize your students with different types of writing.

Students who do not need help with improving works from other classes will gain valuable classroom practice in writing to prompts, proofreading for accuracy, and correcting their mistakes. Sentence construction, developing paragraphs, and writing essays will be the focus of part of this course. Spelling and grammar instruction and practice will be a regular component of this class. The goal is to facilitate an atmosphere where your students can feel comfortable to bring their skill level, regardless of age or experience, and show progressive advancement by December. Then again, to show further progress from January until May.

WAITLISTED

Days: Thursday

Time: 11:30-1:00

Teacher: Mrs. Rachel Sutton

Classroom: Far Side 1

Days: Thursday

Time: 1:15-2:45

Teacher: Mrs. Rachel Sutton

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Health & Science Courses

 
Middle School Science 7/8

 

"Science in the Beginning" is the first book in a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. Because each lesson is built around an activity or experiment, it is engaging for all students. In addition, there are three levels of review for each lesson, so the parent/teacher can choose the depth at which each student is expected to grasp the material. The course contains roughly 90 hours of instruction. This course will be taught to the average 7th-8th grade level. However, this course will not meet the requirements for High School credit.

The beginning of history is given in the Bible’s creation account, and this book uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, energy conservation, the properties of air and water, introductory botany, our solar system, basic zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology. As the students learn about these scientific concepts, they are constantly reminded of the Creator who fashioned the marvels they are studying.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Science in the Beginning
Textbook and Student Notebook
By Berean Builders
The CHE bookstore will stock both

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 11:00-12:30

Teacher: Ms. Lindsey Nance

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

God's World Science 5-8

50% of this class is inspired by the 100 devotions about God and Science, “Indescribable,” by Louie Giglio.

 

“The heavens tell the Glory of God. And the skies announce what His hands have made.” Psalm 19:1.

 

These devotions take students on the journey of God’s creativity by reading, discussing, writing, drawing, praying, and doing a few in-class projects.

 

Topics covered will include:
Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars;
Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather;
Animals, including our minds, bodies, and imaginations.

 

The other 50% of this class will utilize Abeka’s “Understanding God’s World” science curriculum.
Students will use the activity book, as well as read chapters about plants, animals, insects, fish, and more. Different than our “Science is Fun” class, this class is not about weekly labs, demonstrations, and activities. Suggestions for additional hands-on activities will be provided to the parents to complete at home.

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 11:15-12:15

Teacher: Mrs. Ginger Flores

Classroom: Far Side 2

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Science is Fun 4-6

Children are naturally inquisitive and want real answers to their questions. They also learn best through fun, hands-on experimentation. This class combines these two ingredients to guide students into scientific thinking and investigation while equipping them with the foundational knowledge they need to think critically about the world around them.

We will study scientists and perform experiments to explore some of their ideas.  We will take difficult theories and try to apply them to the real world. This will be a fun class to get young people exposed to complicated scientific principles through hands-on observations.

Days: Tuesday

Time: 9:15-10:45

Teacher: Mrs. Jessi Killion

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $70 material fee

Chest Cavity
Health and Anatomy 4-6

 

This new Health and Anatomy class is designed to help children explore the structures that make up their body, and how the various parts of their body work together. It is important for children to see how different foods and exercises are good for different organs of the body.
This course will include the introduction of:

  • The heart and circulatory system

  • The digestive system

  • The respiratory system

  • The Integumentary system

  • Eyes

  • Ears/hearing

  • Dental Health

  • The 5 senses

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Skeletal system

  • Muscles

  • Kidneys

  • Emotions

  • Illness and how our body fights back

Days: Friday

Time: 10:00-11:00

Teacher: Mrs. Shannon Jackson

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $32 material fee

Marine Biology 8th-12th

Dive in deep and discover the patterns of ocean circulation, plate tectonics and the geology of the seafloor, as well as the chemical and physical properties of the ocean. Study the plants and animals in the marine environment that make this water world so spectacular.

Explore the incredible life forms that live on the shorelines or deep in the ocean depths as you realize how incredible the diversity of Creation can be.

Apologia’s website states that this is an upper-level High School course. However, this class will allow each student from grades 8 through 12 to work at their level regardless of experience with science classes. Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy as an effective strategy to develop engaging learning activities on a continuum of complexity to improve teaching and learning, all students will be challenged to show their understanding of the material. Parents will be the ultimate authority when determining the difficulty level of assignments.

Students will be required to read 1/2 of the module weekly. Therefore it will be necessary for students to devote approximately 45 minutes at least four days a week, outside class, to the study of marine biology.

In addition to reading, students will be required to learn definitions, answer questions, take quizzes, and come prepared to class to participate in class actively. We will use a variety of learning/teaching techniques, including games, creating, coloring, and sharing information. Video presentations will be utilized. This is not a class for passive listening and filling in the answers to worksheets.

Parents should examine the textbook. Parents may assign additional work to their students to meet the requirements of their homeschool. We will do one dissection, but this is not a “lab-heavy” class. We will have a few non-dissection lab-based presentations per semester.

 

Topics covered include:

The Process of Life
Geography of the Oceans
Reproduction in the Sea
Classifying Life in the Sea
Kingdom Protista: The Unicellular Algae
Kingdom Protista: The Marine Protozoans
Kingdom Protista: The Multicellular Algae
Kingdom Monera
Kingdom Fungi
Kingdom Plantae
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Vertebrates
Marine Ecology
The Intertidal Zone
Estuary Communities
Coral Reefs
Continental Shelf Communities
The Epipelagic Zone
The Deep Ocean
Ocean Resources
Effects of Humans of the Sea


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Apologia Marine Biology 2nd Edition

WAITLISTED

Days: Thursday

Time: 10:00-11:30

Teacher: Mrs. Donna Jones

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $35 material fee

Labs for All! 7th-12th

Experimentation is a vital part of a successful science class. Students love “lab day,” and it makes learning a lot more fun. In your homeschool, you can pick the science textbook of your choice, give reading assignments based on your goals for YOUR homeschool student, and utilize quizzes or assessments based on your preference. Or, at the Center, you may wish to enroll in one of our Science classes. (Read their descriptions to learn about additional labs.)

 

Science labs provide exposure to real experiments and opportunities to discuss science through repetitive exposure. It is one thing to know the correct spelling and definitions, but a special way of thinking about science follows memorable science labs. Our goal is to help train your students’ scientific minds. All supplies and materials will be provided with the exception of college bound high schoolers**. We will teach high schoolers how to write a lab report and will give homework to those students that are college bound.

 

**In college, any science course you take will require you to do a lab report. Lab reports are technical documents, using correct technical terms and incorporating graphs and tables within the body of the text. This will be a good opportunity to add one more type of writing style to your student’s skill set.

Registering for this class means your student will go to class, 12 Wednesdays throughout the school year, approximately every 2-3 weeks, (~6 per semester)
*Exact dates will be emailed and given to parents at Meet the Teacher night.

12 Labs For All! — Middle School Section $240.00
Various labs will come from: General Life Science, General Biology, General Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Earth Science; (Examples: density, chemical reactions, surface tension, fire, oxygen, crystals, clouds) Also, this class will conduct 4 dissections

 

12 Biology Labs For All! — High School 9th & up $240.00
Various labs will come from: General Biology including 4 dissections
*College bound students will learn how to prepare technical (handwritten) lab reports for at least 6 labs. It is expected that students will turn in at least one college prep, printed, lab report. Parents may require more.

 

6 Chemistry Labs For All! – High School 9th & up $120.00
Labs will come from General High School Chemistry and will include at least one lab on combustion. All students will be expected to learn how to prepare technical lab reports for 5 out of 6 labs. College bound students will be required to turn in a minimum of 2 printed lab reports.

 

Days: Wednesday

Time: 10:00-11:30 (exact dates of classes emailed upon enrollment)

Teacher: Mrs. Terri Keller

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: See specific prices for individual sections above

Foreign Language Courses

 
ASL I: 7-12 (Multiple Classes)

This course is focused on learning vocabulary, ASL sentence syntax, and signing sentences.

Learners will grow to be able to have basic conversations and sign simple stories.

We will also learn several songs.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE bookstore:
A Basic Course in American Sign Language
Second Edition
978-0932666437 or 978-0932666420 (spiral-bound)

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 10:15-11:15

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 2

 

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 1:30-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 1

 

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

ASL II: 8-12 (Multiple Classes)

This course is designed to be vocabulary rich.  Students will be learning to sign class conversations, stories, and songs.  As the year progresses, less and less voice will be used as sign language skill increases. Students will develop their own sign language vocabulary notebook as new vocabulary is expanded.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE bookstore:
A Basic Course in American Sign Language
Second Edition
978-0932666437 or 978-0932666420 (spiral-bound)

Class Prerequisites:  Prerequisite is ASL 1 and the textbook from ASL 1; or approved by teacher.

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 2:30-3:300

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 2

 

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 11:30-12:30

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 2

 

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Beginning Spanish 6th-12th

This class will focus on basic language concepts and vocabulary, including numbers, colors, food, seasons, days of the week, along with basic conversational phrases. We will explore cultural topics, current events, and units that go along with holidays and seasons. The goal will be to relate the students’ normal life experience to what is being learned in class.

Basic grammar will be introduced, and students will have some small projects to work on at home that gives them practice with the concepts worked on in class. These projects will be presented during class time along with other assignments. They must be willing to try something new and learn from their mistakes. Testing will be done in a variety of ways, including written, listening comprehension, and verbal methods.

We will occasionally use videos, storybooks, picture dictionaries, and music to give students more exposure to what the language looks like and sounds like. Students will be given a chance to hear, read, write, and speak basic Spanish.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Available in CHE bookstore:
BJU Spanish 1
ISBN-13: 9781606829370

WAITLISTED

Days: Wednesday

Time: 10:45-11:45

Teacher: Mrs. Lara Fuller

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

History, Geography, & Social Studies Courses

 
Geography with Art 6th-8th

This is a geography class for middle schoolers. We will be utilizing the book Geography through Art. We will explore people, food, and art of areas around the world. This is an interactive class with lectures, cooking, art projects, and some homework.

There will be two projects - one in the fall and one in the spring. Students will be given ample time to work on these in class but some projects may need additional time at home.

Days: Thursday

Time: 10:30-11:30

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Art

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Texas History 5-8

Texas History students study the history of Texas from early times to the present. Students examine the full scope of Texas history, including the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior to European exploration and the eras of mission-building, colonization, revolution, republic, and statehood. Students will be able to explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Celebrating Texas (McDougal Littell): 978-0618155125

Days: Wednesday

Time: 2:30-3:30

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Social Studies: The Making of America 6-8

 

This class is designed for Middle School students. It is not equivalent to a High School Geography course, nor should it be counted towards the High School Transcript.

We will be studying social relationships and the functioning of American society. This course will be heavy in history, and government We will also explore briefly economics, civics, sociology, geography, and anthropology.

The teacher will adjust the lesson plans to best meet the specific needs of the students. We will utilize class discussions and Art.

We will learn about how this country was started and the key people and influence that made up our Constitution, and Government and how that affects us today?

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 1:00-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

High School World History-Roman Empire to the French Revolution 8-12

Using materials by Diana Waring, titled "Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries", students will explore the Middle Ages with a Church History perspective. Included in the course: the rise of the Church and the fall of Rome, the Byzantines, the rise of Islam, the Holy Roman Empire, Crusades, Renaissance & Reformation, the Great Awakening, the American and French Revolutions. Each unit is spread over one month. *The student manual can be used by students in the upper elementary through high school. If you have younger students at home, you could teach them with the elementary activity book available from Diana Waring.


This curriculum brings a Judeo-Christian, inclusive perspective to the study of world history and is designed for all kinds of learners. This history class will be approached from many different subject areas such as geography, music, art, and architecture. We want students to understand the events and people of history, as well as gain better retention of the material. This approach supports Charlotte Mason families, unit study families, classical families, or anyone who intentionally seeks to provide a rich experience in learning. We welcome and celebrate the different interests of students. This class is not about “read and answer questions.” We want to develop a historic context first and then ask students to pick topics to explore. We will learn via multiple channels, including music, videos, stories, reading, writing, art, and creating displays. Learning happens when a student engages with the material and spontaneously starts to have questions about what he or she is studying. One goal of this course is to develop critical and creative thinking.


History is best understood from a chronological perspective. Most students will have had some home training in the areas of Creation and the Ancients, so this class will concentrate on the period of world history from the Roman Empire to the French Revolution.

 

Homework: Minimum 3-5 hours per week
Students will be evaluated as a way to see how well the material was learned. It is an important process for both the teacher and the student. We can learn what worked and did not work, and what could be done differently next chapter. Grades are needed for high school transcripts so we will aim to assign grades fairly. Again, the homework is not about reading and completing worksheets.
Students will also complete on-going self-evaluations.

 

Areas to be graded per unit (9 total)
• Active Listening and verbal participation-(remember, recall and understand)
• Research and presentation-students will choose one of the suggested topics, one that is personally interesting. They will be in control of discovering something that fascinates them and share it with the class. (Able to explain their understanding.) This type of research is brief, spread out over 3 days of homework in most cases, per unit.
• Hands-on project- students will choose one of the suggested projects to recreate. (Being able to distinguish different parts of the whole unit and evaluating parts, concepts, or ideas that touch or impact the individual)
• Creative expression- students can choose to write a poem, a human-interest story, create advertising, perform music, put on a skit, mime, design, or something else they want to creatively express about something they have learned about this unit. (Applying the information learned in new ways.)
• Tests


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
The CHE Bookstore will stock:
1.) The Bible
2.) Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Student Text
3.) What in the World Vol. 2 Audio Set: Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries-Waring (CDs)
4.) Digging Further (CDs)
5.) True Tales (CDs)

 

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 11:00-12:30

Teacher: Mrs. Donna Jones

Classroom: Theatre

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Theatre Courses

 
Jr. Beginning Theatre – The Trial of The Big Bad Wolf 4-7

Welcome to beginner theatre! Designed for students who have little to no prior experience.
Here you’ll learn all the ins and outs of auditioning for, rehearsing, and performing a full-length show!


We will take two semesters to accomplish what we do in two months with our seasonal shows. In that time, we will learn everything about being in a full production and also have plenty of time for asking questions along the way. We will start by learning how to audition and audition well! Once we do that, we will simulate a callback environment and cast our show and or assign our crew positions if that’s preferred. Once we have a casted show, we start rehearsals where you will learn blocking, teamwork, staying in character, practicing and performance. Along the way we will have opportunities to give insight on building character, memorization tips, and mood setting through lights, set design, and sound. At the end of the first semester we will have a recital where the classes can show off their audition pieces and an excerpt or two from the show they are working on. At the end of the second semester we will perform the full show compete with costumes, intermission, bows and all that comes with putting on a full show! This year we will be putting on the production of The Trial of The Big Bad Wolf.


Required Materials:
Comfortable, modest clothing and shoes that stay on the feet during every rehearsal.
Notebook, folder, and pencils.
Simple costumes will be the responsibility of the student’s family. However, the Center may rent pieces to students on a case by case basis.

WAITLISTED

Days: Thursday

Time: 1:30-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Asia Wall

Classroom: Theatre

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Triple Threat & CTAC Training Ages 12+

Triple Threat Texas and Cottage Theatre Acting Company Training Class
This is a class for aspiring TTT/CTAC troop members, as well as students who want to increase their skills for future full-scale productions at the Center. The first hour of class will be spent learning and performing various styles of songs and dances. In the second hour, we will learn and perform various scenes, skits, and monologues, as well as participating in improvisational exercises and games. The students will perform in a recital at the end of each semester, which is mandatory. Students are encouraged to audition for but are not guaranteed a spot in TTT/CTAC troop in 2021, where they will receive rigorous training and will represent the best of The Cottage Theatre in prescheduled gigs throughout the local community.

Days: Friday

Time: 1:00-3:00

Teacher: Mrs. Asia Wall

Classroom: Theatre

Cost: $24/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $70 (TTT) and $50 (CTAC) material fees

Crew Class Ages 13 & Up

Theater class at its best!

Days: Thursday

Time: 2:45-4:15

Teacher: Mrs. Asia Wall

Classroom: Theatre

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Elective Courses

 
NEW: A Beginner's Guide to Basic Cake Decorating 5th-7th

Students will bring a pre-baked one layer cake, or cupcakes, to class each week. During class, students will use their cake and follow along, as Ms. Lacy teaches them. Students will learn how to use buttercream to ice a cake smooth; add color to icing; how to fill and hold a frosting bag; how to use a coupler; how to choose the correct tips for the desired look; including making roses with a flower nail and other fun ways to make decorating cakes and cupcakes a breeze! Students will practice each class with frosting tips and then will take their creations home for the family to enjoy!

Beginning January 28th, this course is 14 weeks long.

Days: Thursday

Time: 11:45-12:45

Teacher: Mrs. Lacy Bucy

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $12/week for 14 weeks and one-time $30 material fee

Beginning Crochet 6th-12th

In this class, we will learn the fundamentals of crochet. The students will learn to read a pattern, how to choose the right yarn for a project, understand gauge, and basic stitches. We will make several projects including a washcloth and a beanie. Students will need to purchase an “I” crochet hook. This class will have the students “hooked.”



Required Materials:
“I” crochet hook (5.5 mm)

acrylic yarn in two or more colors - Red Heart Super Saver is $3.69 at Michael’s and is adequate. If you want something softer, Red Heart Soft is $3.79 at Michael’s. You don’t have to use this brand, but it gives you an idea of what to look for, and it’s inexpensive. Please don’t bring anything fluffy or textured, as it will be hard to work with.

cotton yarn - Lily Sugar ‘n Cream is $1.99 for 2.5 oz. at Michael’s; Peaches & Cream is only $1.77 for 2.5 oz. at Walmart. One ball is fine. Please get solid, lighter colors, as dark or patterned ones can be difficult to see the stitches. Any yarn you use for this class should have this symbol on the wrapper -

measuring tape
scissors
1/2” binder or 3-prong folder
notebook paper
pencil or pen

Days: Thursday

Time: 1:00-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Elledge

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Craft Supplies
Art & Crafts 4-6

One definition of Art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Students will be given opportunities to express themselves through the following themes and methods. They will be encouraged to use their imagination and to produce works that are meaningful to them. Fun!

1. Silhouette Identity
2. Drawing basic shapes and 3 Dimensions
3. Watercolor basics
4. Texture and more!


We will explore different mediums and learn a little about the artist who used or created them.

Days: Thursday

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Art 

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $40 material fee

Youth Activity 5th-Age 14​ (Multiple Classes)

This class is designed to provide your students with a safe place to experience fun with their peers.  We want your student to come to this class to learn some new fun things and to socialize! During this 32 week course, we will learn and play new games, and traditional games, listen to speakers, see God’s love in experiential bible activities, discuss current events, work on our critical thinking skills, paint, create a service project, and much more.  Some of the activities that we do will be developed by the students.  They will vote on the choices for class activities. Every week will be different!

WAITLISTED

Days: Wednesday

Time: 1:15-2:15

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Annex 3

 

Days: Friday

Time: 12:30-1:30

Teacher: Mrs. Shannon Jackson

Classroom: Annex 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Skipping Rope
Fitness 4-7

Would you like for your 4th to 7th-grade student to exercise and learn about keeping hydrated, eating fresh fruits and vegetables? This class is for them! Learn about the muscles of the body and proper stretching techniques for triceps, biceps, quad muscles, ab muscles, etc. Students will practice different kinds of exercises including:
Cardio
Pilates
Yoga
Strength training

Days: Monday

Time: 10:30-11:30

Teacher: Mrs. Ginger Flores

Classroom: Annex 3

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Guitar 7th-12th

This class is an introduction to the three pillars of guitar: reading music notation, tablature, and chords. It is designed for those with limited (less than 1 year) or no experience. Direction in “how to play” is accompanied by information and workbook material relating the guitar to music theory. Following this course, students may continue with one of the many excellent methods for either classic or steel-string guitar.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
1) Just the Facts (for Strings): Guitar Book 1 ( www.musicbagpress.com )
2) Guitar QuickStart: 978-0964222908 – You must purchase this on your own. Amazon carries it.

Required Materials:
6-string guitar
Piezo tuner (such as the Snark)
Medium thickness guitar picks
Pencil and notebook/folder to hold additional materials

Days: Friday

Time: 11:00-12:00

Teacher: Mr. Joel Pyron

Classroom: Art

Cost: $12/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

Life's Toolbox 5*-8

Life Skills: finding the right toolbox

Students will learn useful everyday skills. We will start by building a toolbox.
Throughout the year, students will work on projects while learning.
Students can start to fill their toolbox by collecting tools they learn how to use throughout the year.

This class is very hands-on. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

– Basic household repair and maintenance: hanging curtains, repairing drywall, painting, etc..
– Basic car maintenance: how to check a car’s tire pressure, fluid levels, changing a tire, etc.
– Basic meal planning: creating a menu, making a grocery list and preparing a simple meal
– Responding to emergency situations.

Other fees: Tools you choose to buy or borrow: Prices vary
*5th grade with teacher approval.

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 12:30-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee