(Classes listed alphabetically)
Advance High School Mathematics w/Trigonometry: Teacher, Tim Hengst. Advanced high school mathematics course utilizing the Saxon curriculum and methodologies: Covers permutations, combinations, trigonometric and inverse functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, rational roots, Euclidean geometry. Target Audience: No age limit is necessary but a solid grasp of algebra is necessary. This is a high school level course. Curriculum: Advanced Mathematics: An Incremental Development, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781565770393, Class Size Limit: 10 students *Note: due to short notice work travel, class may get cancelled, typically with a week's notice. Effort will be made to either make up cancelled sessions or provide a substitute teacher*
Aerial Silks: Teacher, Celia Thurman. Max of 12 students. Hour long class. Ages 7+ Aerial Silks was developed in the 1950s in France, as a form of doing acrobatics on fabric. It became more widely know in the 1990s by Cirque du Soleil. This class will focus on safety and primary skills in aerial silks. We will learn to climb the silk in several different ways & safely descend. We will learn how to make "foot knots/locks" and go upside down. We might even do some flips! We may also get to do some very basic work on lyra/cerceau, depending on progression on our silk work. Conditioning and stretching will be required "homework" outside of class -- in order to obtain better strength and coordination. Aerial arts are dangerous and should be approached with great respect and discipline. Students should wear tight-fitting clothing (in accordance with dress code below) that they can freely move in. There may be some "hands-on" spotting necessary.
Dress code: Fitted shirt or tank top that is long enough to tuck in, and/or leotard. Compression shorts or leggings (not tights) with/or without gym shorts or sweats on top. Bare feet. Please no jewelry (stud earrings/tiny piercings are okay), hair should be secured back, and no chewing gum. Please bring a water bottle if so desired. This is a non-performing class / optional end-of-semester demonstration.
Bible Quizzing: Teacher, Bob and Michelle McManus. Bible quizzing is an exciting way to get students into the word of God, and thus the word of God into students. With a rotating schedule of material, quizzers are exposed to a large percentage of the New testament. Quizzers compete monthly locally and have an opportunity, in the spring, to compete nationally. In the competitions, quizzers learn how to work as a team, think on their feet, and handle pressure.
British Literature & History: Teacher, Kendra Foskey 215 British History & Literature for grades 9 -12 (recommended purchase of books) Respected Christian educator, Dr. James Stobaugh, offers an entire year of high school British history curriculum in an easy to teach and comprehensive volume. British History: Observations & Assessments from Early Cultures to Today employs clear objectives and challenging assignments for the eleventh grade student without revisionist or anti-Christian perspectives. From before the Anglo-Saxon invasions to the end of an empire, British history trends, philosophies, and events are thoroughly explored. The following components are covered for the student:
Examinations of historical theories, terms, and concepts
History makers who changed the course of Britain’s history
Overviews and insights into world views.
Students will complete this course knowing the rise of the British empire that influenced nearly every corner of the earth! This 272-page student resource should be used in conjunction with the British History: Observations & Assessments from Early Cultures to Today for the Teacher book. American History and World History are included in this comprehensive high school history curriculum for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades offered by Dr. James Stobaugh and Master Books.
Criminology (+13 yrs): Teacher, Andy Lebeau. The Criminal Justice System: the aggregate of all operating and administrative or technical support agencies that perform criminal justice functions. The basic divisions of criminal justice are law enforcement, courts and corrections. This class will cover a full semester of the basic aspects of the American Criminal Justice system.
Week 1: Where our laws come from: The Bible, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Consensus v. Conflict; Legislative, Judicial and Executive branches
Week 2: Crime during various times through American history: then versus now
Week 3: Causes of Crime
Week 4: Rule of Law and the various types of law
Week 5: Policing, History and Structure
Week 6: Police, Purpose and Organization
Week 7: Policing: Legal aspects
Week 8: Challenges within the police profession
Week 9: Structure and aspects of the US court system
Week 10: What happens after arrest, before court and during court?
Week 11: Sentencing: types of sentencing and the goal of sentencing
Week 12: Probation, parole and reentry
Week 13: History of punishment for crimes and prisons
Week 14: Life in prison
Crochet, Knit, Macreme: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 115 Crochet/Knit/Macramé for grades 6-12, Crochet a hat, knit a scarf, macramé on a piece of driftwood, or embroidery hoop. Learn to make your own t-shirt yarn, and hand dying. For beginners.
Dance & Theater: Teacher, Katrina Locklin (2:15) & Sherri McCready (10:30). PreK Dance and Theatre students will learn the joy of performing and attempting the triple threat; singing, dancing, and acting! This class will allow our young performers to gain stage presence, basic choreography, simple line memorization, projection and diction. They will work together to create a few performance pieces for our Finale program…and they will be show stoppers, guaranteed!
Economics: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 1130 Economics Whatever happened to Penny Candy for grades 9-12 (families to purchase book) This clearly written, award-winning book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more. All explanations and interpretations are according to the Austrian and Monetarist schools of economic theory.
Elementary Art: Instructor: Hannah Hengst. The main goal of this class will be learning some essential art skills and building confidence! I encourage kids not to be shy using lots of paint, big paper and making a bit of a mess in the process. I used to be shy around a blank piece of paper. I would always water down my paint, use small sheets of paper, and make as few pencil strokes as possible to complete a picture. Only recently have I discovered the joys of bold strokes, intense shading, thick paint and big paper. I hope to impart this same enthusiasm to my students and set them well on the path to becoming confident artists. Target Audience: 7-12 years, Supplies: $20/semester supply fee, Class Size Limit: 5 students
Elementary Ballet: Teacher, Katrina Locklin
Etsy Art: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 315 ETSY art grades 6 - 12 (purchase book Handmade Marketplace 2nd edition) Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.
Geography: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 1030 The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide for grades 9-12, From selecting appropriate reference materials, to constructing a timeline, to establishing a student notebook, this book will guide you through literature, science, and history, and includes a complete multi-level geography course for high school students.
Group Guitar: Teacher, Shannon McCready. For beginners wanting to learn to play songs! We will learn and review basic open chords, learn 1st and 2nd position chords, and some power chords for playing songs you’re familiar with. Working together we will practice for good strumming, finger positioning for clear sounds, and introduce a picking pattern along with some basic reading of music notation. Must have your own guitar.
Improv: Teacher, Gracie Swain. In taking this class, students will improve their ability to think on their feet. The improvisation class will give students the outlet to create and even be silly while gaining the confidence they will need in their everyday lives. This class will encourage students to become characters and to do short skits with plots and dialogue that are made up at that moment. The class will revolve around different improv games that will help each student be more confident on the stage and in navigating their everyday lives.
Hip-Hop: Teacher, Katrina Locklin. A combination of Hip-hop and Street Jazz styles with east coast and west coast influences. Modest, age appropriate movements are taught and performed to inspirational and uplifting clean music.
History & Literature: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 930 to 1000 Elementary History & Literature Primary Language Lessons by: Emma Serl for Grades 2/3 (families must purchase book) "Primary Language Lessons" deals with word usage, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, contractions, letter writing, memorization and recitation of poetry, retelling or rewriting of brief narratives, copy-work, and dictation. Overall emphasis is upon proper word usage in both spoken and written communication. Beautiful artwork reproductions (in black and white) are used as the basis for a number of lessons as are myths, legends, fables, fairy tales, historical vignettes, biographies, Bible stories, and nature lessons. This work is intended for second and third graders.
1000 to 1030 Elementary History & Literature Intermediate Language Lessons by: Emma Serl for Grades 4/5/6 (families must purchase book) Content covers literature studies, letter writing, correct forms of speech and words often misused, vocabulary, outlines, oral and written composition, capitalization and punctuation, civic subjects, such as the school, the court, the state, etc. When an essential fact is taught, the pupil is given practice in using the fact again and again, through dictation, reproduction, and original composition.
Mom's Morning Out: Kiddo’s will enjoy a stimulating morning of play, stories, crafts, and music for children 1-4 years old. Media free child care with Mountainside will provide the atmosphere of good, old fashioned creativity and fun- while parents and care givers can enjoy a morning out.
Physics: Teacher, Tim Hengst. High school level course in physics with lab, topic covered include:
Relate Velocity, Acceleration, Time, and Displacement
Use Mathematical Equations for One-Dimensional Motion
Understand and apply Newton’s Laws
Be able to see the strong connection between math and science
Work and energy, Momentum
Electricity, Magnetism, Periodic motion, Waves, Optics
Target Audience: No age limit is necessary but a solid grasp of algebra is necessary. This is a high school level course. Exposure to geometry is beneficial but not required. Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition ISBN: 9781932012422, Class Size Limit: 10 students. Supply Fee - no fee if student purchases/assembles lab kit; otherwise TBD
Pottery: Teacher, Josiah Mimken. Welcome to Beginning Ceramics! In this introductory Ceramics course, students will learn basic hand building procedures. We will be exploring the differences of functional and non-functional ceramics, as well as the elements of design.
Saxon Algebra I: Teacher, Tim Hengst. Introductory Algebra I course utilizing the Saxon curriculum and methodologies:
expressions, systems of equations, functions, graphing equations, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radical and rational expressions
Target Audience: No age limit is necessary but a solid grasp of pre-algebra is necessary. This is a high school level course.
Curriculum: Saxon Algebra I ISBN: 9781565771345, Class Size Limit: 10 students *Note: due to short notice work travel, class may get cancelled, typically with a week's notice. Effort will be made to either make up cancelled sessions or provide a substitute teacher*
Sewing: Teacher, Kendra Foskey. 115 Sewing 1st semester for grades 6-12, DIY sewing projects for beginners. Learn how to create your own gifts, accessories, home décor for your artful life! Learn how to hand stitch and beginning sewing techniques.
Theater: (+10 CLASS IS FULL) Teacher, Sherri McCready. (pre-school through 12 & up) Theatre classes are an amazing way to explore all kinds of performance; including acting, movement, stage presence, vocal projection, even a little bit of music and art. The classes are packed with fun, games, expression, and the joy of creating a performance piece that will allow each student the chance to grow. Each class will be provide age appropriate training and performance opportunities that will culminate in a finale performance.