HIGH SCHOOL (9TH-12TH GRADE)

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

Algebra 2: 9th -12th (Multiple Classes)

Algebra 2 covers several methods for equations, such as factoring, completing the square, and graphing. The text introduces trigonometry and exponential functions– vital concepts for real-world applications. Students need to read and write at the 9th-grade level. This is not a remedial class.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):

AGS Algebra 2
- Student text- the Center will rent this to the student for $20
- Workbook- may be purchased in the book store
No Teacher's Edition required.

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

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Days: Tuesday

Time: 11:00-12:30

Teacher: Mr. Barry Teague

Classroom: Theatre

Days: Wednesday

Time: 11:30-1:00

Teacher: Mrs. Terri Keller

Classroom: Annex 3

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

Geometry 10th-12th

Geometry is an advanced course covering the mathematics of triangles, rectangles, circles, angles, and other shapes and lines. This course will also utilize definitions, postulates, logic expressions, and theorems, classical components of Geometry. 

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):
Geometry Text and Workbook from AGS
The Center will rent the text for $20 per year.
The workbook can be purchased in the bookstore.

Teacher's Edition is not required.

Required Materials:
Compass, Protractor, Scientific Calculator, pencil/pen, and notebook to take plenty of notes.

Class Prerequisites:  Algebra 1

Days: Thursday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Heather Stauffer

Classroom: Annex 2

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

Language Arts & Writing Courses

 
Language Arts 9/10

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 9th-grade level. This is not a remedial class.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):

Total Language Plus Study Guides and Novels:
The High King
Trumpeter of Krakow
The Good Earth
Christmas Stories

Days: Tuesday

Time: 12:30-2:00

Teacher: Mrs. Shannon Jackson

Classroom: Far Side 1

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

Language Arts 11/12

This comprehensive language arts and literature studies course will cover vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension while promoting active reading and reflective and critical thinking. Literature studies will provide the stimulus for writing and will give students exposure to the language, elements, and methods of writing, focusing on the six traits of exceptional writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, mechanics) plus in-class presentations. All language arts skills will be challenged and refined through classroom activities, assignments, and projects


Curriculum/Required Text(s):

Students will need the novels for Jane Eyre and The Scarlet Letter.
Students will need the Total Language Plus Study guide per novel.

Plus, the study guide titled "3 Christmas Stories"

Days: Tuesday

Time: 10:00-11:30

Teacher: Mrs. Hannah Reyna

Classroom: Far Side 1

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

Intro to College-Level Writing 11th-12th

Throughout the year, students will learn how to properly incorporate MLA formatting AND MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Students will learn how to write research papers, opinion papers, the ability to analyze a piece of work, and more. Students will be asked to maintain a formal tone and third-person narration throughout all of their writing assignments.

The first semester will focus on the basics of MLA style, how to analyze a piece of work, focusing on tone, symbols, character development, and more.

The second semester will focus on crafting opinion papers, cause/effect, and adding in outside sources (research) to the essay. The final exam will be a 10-12-page research paper that must demonstrate proper MLA formatting, incorporation of sources, and thoroughly fleshed out
research.

Ideally, this class would be for upper-level high schoolers who are planning on attending college
who HAVE a good foundation in writing mechanics.

Methods of Instruction:
Lecture
Peer-review groups
Seminar-style discussion

 

Graded Activities:
Quizzes on MLA format and lecture materials
Writing journals to facilitate the writing process
Discussion board posts about assigned topics and/or class discussion about the assigned topics
Formal writing assignments over varying topics, working toward a formal research paper that will equip students to be college-ready


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE Bookstore:
Writers INC: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning (Great Source Writer's Inc), Student Edition, 6th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0669529951, ISBN-10: 9780669529951

MLA Handbook, 8th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1603292627, ISBN-10: 1603292624

Class Prerequisites:  Students will be expected to write frequently, including multiple research papers. We will begin with 3-5 page papers, steadily increasing until we reach 10-15 pages at the end of the year. Before registering, students and parents need to know of the obligation and level of outside commitment.

 

WAITLISTED

Days: Monday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Ms. Lindsey Nance

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18/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

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

NEW: Novel Writing 9th-12th

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, but you are not sure how to do it? This class is the place to start!

Novel Writing is for high schoolers who have grasped the fundamentals of writing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and who would like to hone their writing skills and create their own works of fiction. Students will study the elements of story, read established works of fiction, and develop their own novel outlines in breakout groups. The class will culminate in Camp NaNoWriMo in April, during which each student will write the first 10,000 words of their novel.

Students in this class should expect about an hour of homework every day. All students will write a structural outline and complete at least the first 10,000 words of their novel, in addition to writing exercises in class and at home.

NOTE: This class will be Thursday mornings, 10:00am-11:30am OR 10:00am-12:00pm. (Depends on the number of registrations.) Beginning on Thursday, January 28th, for 14 weeks.

$18 per week for a 1.5 hour class, or
$24 per week for a 2 hour class

Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Workbook: National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Workbook

Required Materials:
-One spiral-bound notebook
-A binder or folder for organizing papers
-No. 2 pencils

Days: Thursday

Time: 10:00-11:30

Teacher: Mrs. Hannah Reyna and Ms. Grace Krynicki

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $18 or 24/week for 14 Weeks and one-time $25 material fee

General Science & Health Courses

 
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

High School General Science with Labs 9th-12th

Students will learn about the scientific method, analyzing and interpreting information through experiments. We will cover an introduction to DNA, cells, and human body systems. Students will explore the foundations of geology, archaeology, and meteorology. We will conclude the year with animal adaptations and habitats. Students will participate in hands-on labs throughout the year. Students will participate in a classroom version of a Science Fair Project and presentation.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Available in CHE bookstore:
Apologia General Science
ISBN 978-1-946506-27-6

Days: Thursday

Time: 3:00-4:30

Teacher: Mrs. Katharine Wright

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18 /week for 32 Weeks and one-time $60 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

High School Health 9th-12th (ages 14+)

In this class, we will learn all aspects of health as we cover a variety of topics such as mental health, wellness and nutrition, diseases/disorders, and healthy relationships. It is also an introduction into growth and development with some anatomy and physiology. Alcohol, Illegal drugs and peer pressure are also some topics that will be covered. There will be lectures, videos, and projects.
*ages 14+


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE bookstore:
Glencoe Health Student Edition
2011
ISBN: 0078913284
ISBN13: 9780078913280

Required Materials:
2-composition or spiral notebook
1 folder
markers
3- different colored pens

Days: Wednesday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Lindsey Nance

Classroom: Far Side 1

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

College Prep Anatomy & Physiology* 10th-12th

 

This homeschool high school human body course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems. When fully completed, this course can be listed as honors and/or an advanced course on high school transcripts. This course is rigorous enough to
prepare students for college-level work.


This study will introduce the organizational levels of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems:
1. Skeletal
2. Nervous
3. Circulatory
4. Respiratory
5. Digestive
6. Muscular
7. Integumentary
8. Lymphatic
9. Urinary
10. Endocrine
11. Reproductive

 

Laboratory exercises are conducted throughout each module.
Students and parents should plan on spending about 45 minutes, five days a week, on this subject.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
The Human Body: Advanced Biology (Apologia) student textbook, 2nd ed: 978-1935495727

Class Prerequisites:  *To take this course, the student MUST have completed a first-year biology and chemistry course. Also, students and parents need to email Mrs. Doubrava at the Center, requesting approval to take this class. She will contact you once she receives your email. You may go ahead and register for the class and will not be charged for the tuition/fees until approved.

Days: Friday

Time: 9:30-11:30

Teacher: Ms. Dawn Doubrava

Classroom: Annex 3

Cost: $24/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $65 material fee

Psychology 9th-12th

This course focuses on the diverse science of psychology and will help students understand thinking, learning, emotion, social relations, mental illness, and human behavior.

Students will learn how the knowledge, methods, and theories of psychologists are applied to analyzing human behavior. This course will help students develop critical thinking skills.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in the CHE bookstore:
Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition
ISBN 978-0-9815587-2-1

Required Materials:
2-composition or spiral notebook
1 folder
markers
3- different colored pens

Days: Friday

Time: 1:30-3:00

Teacher: Ms. Dawn Doubrava

Classroom: Annex 3

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

Geography, Government & History Courses

 
High School Cultural Geography 9th-12th (ages 13+)

This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts that will help them understand the world in which they live. It focuses on the dynamic and complex relationships between people and the environments they inhabit. Students will learn the basic geographical tools and concepts needed to understand the complexity of places and regions and to appreciate the interconnections between their lives and those of people in different parts of the world, preparing them to make the world a better place. The course provides not only a body of knowledge about the creation of places and regions but also an understanding of both the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world and the major changes that have taken place in global, regional, and local landscapes.

 

This course will help make students better informed, more able to understand the important problems faced by themselves and others, and better prepared to contribute to solutions.

Map work, memorization, and frequent quizzes are required. 

 

Course Goals and Key Concepts:

• To understand and apply key geographic terms
• To explore social, economic, cultural, and political processes
• To develop geographical skills and knowledge helpful for understanding local, national, and world events and issues
• To develop skills for the observation and documentation of ordinary landscapes
• To develop map interpretation skills


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Cultural Geography Student Text (4th ed.) - BJU
ISBN - 978-1-60682-499-3

WAITLISTED

Days: Wednesday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Hannah Reyna

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $18/week for 32 Weeks and one-time $50 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

High School Government/Economics 11th-12th

Government (Fall)

This class will explore the American government through a Christian world view. Students will study the American government from its foundation to the present, using the Constitution and current events to understand the functions of our federal government and their role as future voters. 1:00-2:30 on Tuesdays in the Fall.

 

Economics (Spring)

This one-semester course is designed to help students understand how incentives and information influence the choices people make and how governments influence economic progress.  Students will learn basic economic principles needed to explore and understand such issues as free trade, globalization, inflation, recessions, surpluses and shortages, global warming, energy, stimulus packages. and bailouts.  These topics dominate today’s headlines and are the issues we must understand in order to engage the world around us. 1:00-2:30 on Tuesdays in the Spring.

 

Each class is a separate, one semester, 16-week class.  Students may register for one or both.  


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
FALL:
Notgrass: Exploring Government (Current edition-2016 hardcover)
1) Curriculum Package ISBN 13: 978-1609990985
2) Student Review Pack ISBN 13: 978-1609990992

SPRING:
BJU Economics Student Text 3rd Edition
ISBN 13: 978-1606828779

WAITLISTED

Days: Tuesday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mr. Barry Teague

Classroom: Theatre

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

Foreign Language Courses

 
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

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: 2:30-3:30

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

ASL III: 9-12 

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:  ASL 2 or instructor approval

 

Days: Monday

Time: 3:30-4:30

Teacher: Mrs. Renee Fleming

Classroom: Annex 1

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

Theatre Courses

 
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

Play Write Ages 14+

This course is designed to develop the writer’s individual theatrical style through the writing of scenes and a 1-act play (or work toward a full-length play). Students will explore the dimensions of writing for the stage through key areas of craft, including language, dialogue, the essentials of dramatic form, and structure. They will also focus on dramatic tension (behavior, action, and the spoken word) and character–fulfilling theme through the depiction of characters with distinct voices and histories. This course is designed to give the student the fundamentals of play construction and theory, using writing techniques and exercises, and in-class feedback. The goal is to complete at least a one-act play or one act of a play. We will Strive for a full-length show they can call their own. The class will culminate with a final presentation in which the class participants will act as directors, *actors, producers, and stage management. To be successful in this class, students will need to be highly self-motivated and passionate about this area of study.

 

*Actors will be the students in the class, or the students in the class will act as a panel to select various actors from outside the class to perform roles as needed.

 

**Subject to teacher approval


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
None

Class Prerequisites:  Must have a love of writing and the ability to work as a group

 

Days: Monday

Time: 1:00-3:00

Teacher: Mrs. Asia Wall

Classroom: Theatre

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

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

 
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

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

Youth Activity 5th-Age 14

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!

Days: Wednesday

Time: 1:15-2:15

Teacher: Mrs. Ruth Koinm

Classroom: Annex 3

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

Speech and Debate 9th-12th

This class will help improve confidence in public speaking, develop articulation and vocal control, and learn verbal and nonverbal communication, critical thinking, and listening skills. The class will also work on writing outlines and how to research topics for debate. Students will participate in debates with fellow classmates.


Curriculum/Required Text(s):
Not available in CHE bookstore (please plan to purchase elsewhere):
Sound Speech ISBN 978-1-60682-236-4

Required Materials:
2 spiral notebooks
Highlighters
1 pack of notecards
1 pack post-it notes
scissors
2 glue sticks

Days: Wednesday

Time: 2:45-4:15

Teacher: Mrs. Christina McCanlies

Classroom: Theatre

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

Senior Session-Graduation Prep

Senior Session is the name of the class that is just for graduating Seniors of the Center!
It is a required class if you plan to participate in the Center’s Graduation Ceremony.
All graduating seniors are also required to be actively enrolled in one year-long class at the Center if you are a returning student.


If you are new to the Center and wish to graduate with the Center, you must be actively enrolled in 2 year-long classes at the Center.

Seniors will meet weekly during the school year 2020-2021

You may register for the class but will need to meet with the Center and complete a class registration and Graduation Covenant form before the first class of the new school year. Mrs. Doubrava will contact you after you register for the class. Should any student decide to withdraw from Sr. Session class before September 15th, 2020, payments towards tuition will be refunded. ($50 admin. fee is not refunded)

*Anyone asking for special permission to do something other than what is outlined here, needs to put your request in writing to the teacher and the Center Director.

 

Class fee covers:

  • class

  • facility use for ceremony

  • facility decorations

  • caps/gown rental and dry cleaning

  • diploma and cover

  • Sr. class shirts

  • Sr. class project

  • Sr. class group photo session

  • ceremony photographs will be sent to you

  • table and table cloth for displaying senior memorabilia

  • refreshments for Seniors and all of their guests at the reception.

 

Senior parents are not required to volunteer.

The Center does not pay for senior rings, individual portraits, graduation invitations, or decor for student’s table.

Days: Tuesday

Time: 4:00-5:00

Teacher: Mrs. Dawn Doubrava

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $400 total cost and one-time $50 fee

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