Schedule and Room Assignments

Classes meet on Wednesdays in Oakton, VA, with some classes also meeting on Fridays. Filter by subject or grade below.

Quarter beginning April 4, 2018

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Outdoors

Nature Quest: Adventurers Nature Quest: Adventurers - Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! We will watch the forest transform each week with new flowers, greens, birds and other creatures. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated

11:00 am-11:55 am

1st-3rd

Nature Quest: Explorers Nature Quest: Explorers - Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! We will watch the forest transform each week with new flowers, greens, birds and other creatures. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

PK-K

Nature Quest: Pathfinders Nature Quest: Pathfinders - Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! We will watch the forest transform each week with new flowers, greens, birds and other creatures. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

3rd-5th

Nature Quest: Adventurers Nature Quest: Adventurers - Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! We will watch the forest transform each week with new flowers, greens, birds and other creatures. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

1st-3rd

Sanctuary

Acting Improv Stage: Mystery on Demand Acting Improv Stage: Mystery on Demand - Students will create a unique, improvisational "Who Dunnit" mystery. As a group, the teens will select a unique theme and a intriguing location for their own, original mystery. Will it be a luxury cruise ship, a crowded mall, an Italian restaurant, or bomb shelter- who knows? Over the course of the workshop, students will develop their own characters including suspects and investigators- all who have a motive- and a victim. The cast will guide the audience along the path to solve the mystery. The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. The question, Who done it? remains until the final performance, where no one knows until the final reveal. Every quarter is completely new and offers students their opportunity to bring their story development, acting, and improv skills to the next level. Students benefit from experimenting with public speaking in this safe, supportive environment, and enjoy the satisfaction of working as a team. Students will receive positive, constructive feedback which helps them develop acting skills, such as facing the audience, projecting their voice, and dramatizing their character through their voice, body language, and movements. Expectations: This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working in a collaborative group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

7th-12th

Acting: Kids' Theater: The Fantastic Mr. Fox Acting: Kids' Theater: The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Students will not want to miss the chance to perform this set of scenes from Roald Dahl's hilarious 1970 book about the Fantastic Mr. Fox, the clever, crafty culprit in a series of robberies of tasty tidbits. The Fantastic Mr. Fox tries to control his sticky fingers, but he gives in to temptation and gets his family and animal friends into a tricky situation. The wildly frustrated farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, work hard to put a stop to Mr. Fox, but he fantastically figures out a way to outwit them time and again. Many children met The Fantastic Mr. Fox in the 2009 stop-motion animated film produced by 20th Century Fox, and now they can act it! Young actors will further their theatrical skills and stretch their imaginations by working on characters, envisioning scenes, and exploring the plot as they develop a student production in which everyone has a role in this twisted adventure. Students will benefit from experimenting with public speaking through acting in a safe, supportive environment, and enjoy the satisfaction of working as a team. Students will be coached on acting basics such as facing the audience, projecting their voices, and dramatizing their character through body language and movements. The final class will showcase their process and performance of all they have learned. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, can follow directions, can collaborate with others, do their best to memorize lines, and enjoy working in a group. Students should be able to read on grade level in order to follow the script. The class fee includes $9.00 for the new, paperback script book which students will receive on the first day of class.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

3rd-5th

MP Room
Room 1

Who Wants to Be a Scientist? Physics, Astronomy, & Engineering Who Wants to Be a Scientist? Physics, Astronomy, & Engineering - There are so many ways to do science! This class allows our youngest scientists to explore different careers in the sciences and shows them that science is fun, approachable, and that anyone can do it! Students will use real scientific equipment and learn actual science terminology to investigate questions in different fields. Try out SCUBA gear as a marine biologist, learn the basics for studying DNA, perform experiments in chemistry, and try your hand at operating an ROV (remote operated vehicle). The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in at least three demonstrations or experiments during each class. Our 4th quarter of science investigations will focus on physics, engineering and astronomy. We ll begin by exploring our solar system. We ll learn about local planets and make our own glow-in-the-dark Saturns to take home. We ll discuss the newest discoveries possible hydrothermal vents on Jupiter s moons, a huge planet (Planet X) believed to be orbiting the outer reaches of our system, even the detection of gravitational waves and a hyper-NOVA. Then, we ll look at the sciences of physics and engineering that are making these discoveries possible. We ll learn the physics behind the telescopes and other instruments that help us learn about outerspace, and the principles of engineering that help us travel there. How was the team able to launch the new Falcon Heavy rocket? Engineering! We ll do our own adaptive engineering projects, including designing a space station, a structure that can survive earthquakes, and learning how to combine physics and engineering design to make robots do useful work. Come explore with us!

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

1st-2nd

Who Wants to Be a Scientist? Physics, Astronomy, & Engineering Who Wants to Be a Scientist? Physics, Astronomy, & Engineering - There are so many ways to do science! This class allows our youngest scientists to explore different careers in the sciences and shows them that science is fun, approachable, and that anyone can do it! Students will use real scientific equipment and learn actual science terminology to investigate questions in different fields. Try out SCUBA gear as a marine biologist, learn the basics for studying DNA, perform experiments in chemistry, and try your hand at operating an ROV (remote operated vehicle). The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in at least three demonstrations or experiments during each class. Our 4th quarter of science investigations will focus on physics, engineering and astronomy. We ll begin by exploring our solar system. We ll learn about local planets and make our own glow-in-the-dark Saturns to take home. We ll discuss the newest discoveries possible hydrothermal vents on Jupiter s moons, a huge planet (Planet X) believed to be orbiting the outer reaches of our system, even the detection of gravitational waves and a hyper-NOVA. Then, we ll look at the sciences of physics and engineering that are making these discoveries possible. We ll learn the physics behind the telescopes and other instruments that help us learn about outerspace, and the principles of engineering that help us travel there. How was the team able to launch the new Falcon Heavy rocket? Engineering! We ll do our own adaptive engineering projects, including designing a space station, a structure that can survive earthquakes, and learning how to combine physics and engineering design to make robots do useful work. Come explore with us!

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

1st-2nd

Room 2

Money Matters: Business Start-Up Money Matters: Business Start-Up - Student entrepreneurs...This class will help you launch your own business just in time for summer or the spring marketplace! What will you do to earn money? Start a dog walking business? How about offering child care, petsitting, or lawn mowing? Can you bake gourmet cupcakes, grow and sell fresh herbs, give lessons to youngsters, or host kids' birthday parties? Maybe you want to make and sell jewelry or start a camp? There are lots of businesses tween and teen entrepreneurs can start! In this class you will navigate all the start-up essentials for your business- select a name, design a logo and create marketing materials, set up a simple business website. Find out how to identify potential customers, how to get the word out, and how to price your product of service. Look at how others with similar businesses operate and what supplies or equipment might be needed. The class will look at types of business structures, investigate whether permits, licenses, or training are required. Students will learn how to line up references and how to ask for reviews and feedback. As part of their inspiration, young businessmen and women will read articles about successful teen entrepreneurs. During one class, a panel of small business owners will be invited in to answer students' questions. Finally, during the last class, students will officially launch their new businesses to an audience of parents and classmates. This is a 7-week class that will start on April 4.

11:00 am-11:55 am

7th-8th

Room 3

Science Analyst Science Analyst - In this class, students will learn to be the critics and commentators on science in the news. Each week the class will examine new scientific discoveries, products, findings, and claims. They will investigate and evaluate the scientific foundations and principles behind the news. Is an innovation likely to change the direction of science or will it flop? Who is behind the research- is it a reputable research institute or a wacky commercial venture? Who could use the new technology and what ideas could spring forth from it? Find out what the real science is behind science in the news! Who proposed fighting tsunamis with sound waves? What did Cassini's dive through Saturn's rings reveal? Which moth larvae have been found to digest plastic? What is plaguing some SpaceX rocket launches? Students will also learn to evaluate the validity of scientific reports by considering the testing methods and sample size so they become wise consumers and critics of science claims. One class session this quarter will be devoted to comparative microscopy using traditional microscopy techniques and the new origami based "Fold Scope." This class is well suited to students who tend to shy away from traditional lab-based sciences or who might generally prefer literature/reading to science as well as science-minded to kids who like to digest science topics. Students should be at or above grade level reading for this class and will be expected to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour each week reading or watching resources provided by the instructor. This is a 7-week class that will not meet on 4/25/18.

10:00 am-10:55 am

6th-8th

Junior Art Studio: The History of Photography Junior Art Studio: The History of Photography - This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week students will learn a few fun facts about a type of cultural art, view sample works of art, and then will create a project in the style of the cultural object using a wide variety of materials and representative colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors. In this session we will study the History of Photography. We will discuss famous photographers, such as Man Ray, Annie Leibowitz, Ansel Adams, Maisel, and Brassa (pseudonym for Gyula Halasz), whose beautiful works are considered art. We will discover the History of Photography with a weekly topic such as how the ancient Greeks and Chinese used an optical device called the camera obscura . Our art projects will center around photography art, photography collage, coloration study of the same image, making 3-D trees and a real photo to drawn photo art (the children will attempt to draw the mirrored image of a photograph). There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers materials such as image printing of the children, specialty scratch color art paper, watercolor pencils, paints and papers.

11:00 am-11:55 am

K-2nd

Dynamic Dioramas: Sumerian Settlement Dynamic Dioramas: Sumerian Settlement - Travel back to the ancient Middle East and learn about the very first civilizations ever to exist! Discover the first major cities of Ur and Uruk, the first written language in Cuneiform, and the first story every written, The Epic of Gilgamesh. Each student will create an individual diorama of an ancient Sumerian Settlement city. Students will craft and hand-shape their scene on a 10" x 12" foam board using artistic, model-making techniques. They will customize their dioramas with landscape elements, waterways, structures of the time, and paint. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 miniature figures and combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to create a larger terrain. Students will then compete in a history-based survival strategy game. This will reinforce lessons about the culture, agriculture, warfare, and politics of the time. Each student will have at least one board and set of miniatures to take home with them. Course documents such as maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Future topics in this series include Ancient Greece, The Iliad & Odyssey (2nd quarter), Roman Republic, Hannibal & The Punic Wars (3rd quarter), and Ancient China and The Three Kingdoms (4th quarter).

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

2nd-4th

Modeling the Great Conquests: Saladin and the Crusaders 1175-1187 Modeling the Great Conquests: Saladin and the Crusaders 1175-1187 - In the year 1175, Saladin consolidated his power over the Muslim Kingdoms from Egypt to Syria, and was set to begin the campaign that would crush the Crusader States for good. This Quarter will focus on the battles of the horns of Hama and Hattin, as well as the sieges of Jerusalem and Acre.
Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 12 X 18 diorama board, and populate it with dozens of 1:72 scale Crusader and Saracen Knights for historical re-enactments. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the Crusades while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and siege equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.
Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Students in this class would benefit from taking the Siege Physics, Trebuchet class since it examines another aspect of warfare at the same time. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

5th-8th

Battle Strategy & Dioramas: Revolutionary War, Battles of L... Battle Strategy & Dioramas: Revolutionary War, Battles of Lexington and Concord - This quarter will focus on the first battles of the American War of Independence, Lexington and Concord from the shots heard round the world to the unlikely match-up of an untrained militia of colonial farmers against the professional soldiers and statesmen of the great British Empire s army. Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make! Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 12 X 18 shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (hills, valleys, rivers, ridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices. The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year s series include: Revolutionary War, Battles of Lexington and Concord (1st quarter), Revolutionary War, Yorktown (2nd quarter), Civil War, Gettysburg (3rd quarter), and Civil War, The Siege of Petersburg (4th quarter).

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

5th-8th

Modeling the Great Conquests: Genghis Khan and the Mongol E... Modeling the Great Conquests: Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire 1227-1241 - The Mongol hordes spread out like a plague across Asia, killing an estimated 25-50% of the populations that dared stand in their way. This quarter will examine the Great Khan himself, and the Mongol empire he left behind that stretched from the Pacific Coast all the way to Europe s borders. Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 12 X 18 diorama board, and populate it with 1:72 scale invading armies and their adversaries for historical re-enactments. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the conquest while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and siege equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year s series include: Genghis Khan (1st quarter), Alexander Nevsky, Russia's Hero (2nd quarter), Edward the Black Prince & Henry V, The 100 Years War (3rd quarter), and French King Charles VIII, The Italian Wars (4th quarter).

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

5th-8th

Room 4

Macro Biology Lab Intensive Macro Biology Lab Intensive - Students will be introduced to the fascinating world of macro-biology through intensive laboratory work! Macrobiology is the study of larger organisms in the living world, and this lab intensive explores animals, animal systems, and human anatomy and physiology, from beaks to brains to bones! This full-year laboratory course makes biology come alive through hands-on activities, guided inquiry, and student projects. Each lab will feature a short discussion followed by active investigations, providing students with practical experience in laboratory techniques, data collection, scientific observations, and lab safety. In addition, students will develop their communication skills throughout the course by writing scientific papers, presenting individual projects, and delivering short oral presentations.
This lab intensive course covers topics not addressed in the general biology lab intensive taught in 2016-17, and the prior course is not a prerequisite. Students will begin with overview the animal kingdom through exploration of taxonomy (classification) and identification of characteristics among various phyla and classes. Taxonomy labs include microscope work and dissections of starfish and squid. Students will then explore evolution with in-class activities involving adaptation, competition for resources, and homologous body parts. The class will further address evolution through an overview of hominoid fossils and discussion of recent findings, and current theories in human evolution. With a background in the diversity found in the animal kingdom, students will transition into the examination of extraordinary range of animal systems (digestion, respiration, nervous) and behavior. Example labs in this unit include additional microscope work, dissection/observation of various gill vs lung tissues, nerve impulses in a frog's leg, and termite colonies!
During the second half of this lab intensive, students will focus on a detailed examination of human anatomy and physiology. Students will engage in a methodical overview of the primary body systems (digestive, excretory, nervous, skeletal, muscular, circulatory, integumentary, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, and immune.) Example labs in anatomy and physiology include further microscope work, dissections of chicken wing and pig's heart, blood typing, and activities on the senses and spread of disease.
Duration: Year-long (30 weeks)/ Register for full year.
Effort: Students should expect to spend 2-3 outside of lab class each week on assigned reading, prelab questions, short assignments, and quarterly projects.
Grading: The instructor will provide qualitative feedback on the student's class participation, preparation, and understanding of the material for the parent to assign a grade in the context of the student's overall study of this and related topics.
Credit: This is a component course that will provide 45 hours of laboratory and lecture work. Coupled with independent study of the textbook including assigned readings, review questions, and projects, this may be counted by the homeschool parent as a full high school credit in a laboratory science (biology). Without the individual work, homeschool families should only consider this a component class for a partial science credit.
Materials/Supplies: The course progression, including assigned reading and questions, is meant to follow units 7 and 8 of the Miller & Levine Biology textbook. It is recommended that students rent or purchase the 2010 Student Edition (red macaw cover, ISBN # 978-0133669510). Alternatively, the homeschool family can select a different textbook to follow lab work, but they will need coordinate and make their own corresponding assignments based on the course syllabus. Students are expected to bring a lab notebook (graph ruled composition notebook is recommended) to every class. There is a year-long material and lab fee of $80.00 due to the instructor on the first day of class.

9:30 am-10:55 am

9th - 12th

Room 5

The Great American Novel: Revolution/ Struggle for Social J... The Great American Novel: Revolution/ Struggle for Social Justice: Civil Rights Era of the 1950s-70s - Through the theme of revolution , this year-long course examines American Literature at four pivotal, turbulent times in our nation s history. Each quarter s study will be anchored by a novel important to the era and will also explore a variety of nonfiction and fiction that influenced revolutionary thinking, culture and action of the times: essays, letters, speeches, historical documents, court decisions, short stories, campaign material, advertising, songs, poetry, scripts. A natural outgrowth of this sampling of literature across eras will be an understanding of the development of form/genre through the development of media: newspapers, magazines, mass-market novels, radio, film and television. During the fourth quarter, students will examine the concept of social justice and equality through the study of mid-twentieth century American literature. Using nonfiction genre such as letters, essays, speeches, articles, personal narratives, and poetry and new media such as magazines, film, television, advertising, and music--students will explore conflicts between genders, races and generations. The decades following World War II echoed some of the social turmoil of early twentieth century America. Women and African Americans continued to campaign for their equality. Counter-culture movements coalesced young Americans against the establishment , and The Beat Generation was born. Students will analyze the speeches and writings of American Civil Rights activists such as: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm. American literature of this period carries forward both the Civil War s and The Harlem Renaissance s civil rights advocacy and the development of poetry the perfect vehicle for activists to channel emotions and advocate for change. Students will explore the poetry of writers such as: Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac as well as the lyrics and music of songwriters such as: Curtis Mayfield, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Nina Simone, Carole King, Joni Mitchell. As a class we will read To Kill a Mockingbird, as our Great American Novel . Students may also opt to read Go Set a Watchman for further insight into Harper Lee s editing and publishing. We ll cover the writing relationship between Lee and Truman Capote and touch on some of Capote s fiction as well. No study of these decades would be complete without examining the influence of other forms of pop culture media, so we will also skim the surface of contemporary artists who connected to writers and influenced literature, such as painters Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein and film directors Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, and Mike Nichols. We ll also look at how television reflected and impacted social change in America. Emphasis in this class will be on critiquing literature, forming a thesis statement, writing literary commentary, and citing examples to defend the opinion. Literary criticism is one of the forms of higher-level writing needed for a student to transition from a casual writer to an academic and ultimately college-level writer. Students will keep a reading journal and are expected to annotate and highlight passages in their personal copy of the novel as part of a college preparation experience. They will have additional written assignments, some of which will be published as essays or presentations. Publishing is used to teach writing/revision and to share our learning with a wider audience beyond our class. Publishing allows students to develop polished writing and presentations that become part of their high school portfolio. In the process of creating portfolio pieces, students strengthen communication and organizational skills (writing, discussion, emailing, meeting deadlines, presenting) that have direct real world application. The student should expect to spend 2-3 hours of homework per week on reading, investigation, and writing for this class. The class will meet twice a week with Wednesdays introducing the concepts and vocabulary of the literature and authors, and Friday serving as a writing lab to explore the mechanics of writing criticism. Much of the literature we will be studying is accessible via public domain, but students will be encouraged to purchase the Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2002) edition of To Kill a Mockingbird so that everyone is on the same page for discussion.

10:00 am-10:55 am

11th-12th

Learn to Write Literary Criticism: Critiquing the Arts Learn to Write Literary Criticism: Critiquing the Arts - In this course, students will apply the elements of criticism to the visual and performing arts. While no prerequisite is required, this is the final of a quartet of criticism courses that began with a multi-sensory medium (film), moved through imagery created by writing on a page (short stories & poetry), and now concludes with commentary on painting, sculpture, photography, music, etc. Students will become comfortable with academic vocabulary particular to a medium and will use it accurately in both class discussion and written response to images and sound. They will become art and music critics! Criticism follows an analytical structure that parallels the way scientists and mathematicians approach problem-solving. A critic researches a selected area of study, develops a thesis or theory, then supports it with evidence in this case, references to the art form (techniques, color choices, perspective, sound structure, rhythm, instrumentation used). There will be a presentation or report that shares findings and defends a thesis. Publishing is used to teach writing/revision and to share our learning with a wider audience beyond our class. Publishing allows students to develop polished writing and presentations that become part of their high school portfolio. In the process of creating portfolio pieces, students strengthen communication and organizational skills (writing, discussion, emailing, meeting deadlines, presenting) that have direct real world application. The class meets twice a week for 8 weeks with Wednesdays introducing the concepts and vocabulary of various art forms and artists, and Friday writing labs exploring the mechanics of writing criticism.

11:00 am-11:55 am

9th-10th

Algebra II and Trigonometry Algebra II and Trigonometry - This is a full high school level Algebra II class. In it, we will reinforce the problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge developed in Algebra I. The core topic areas include: linear systems and matrices, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and trigonometry.
We will delve more deeply into linear systems, generalizing from two equations/two unknowns to linear systems of arbitrary dimension. We will learn to represent and solve such systems using matrices, with support of appropriate computational aids. We will develop facility with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic functions. We will tackle application specific problems drawn from multiple subject areas, including physics, chemistry, biology, finance, and everyday life. Our study of polynomials will begin with a review of quadratic equations. Specific skills developed will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division and synthetic division of polynomials. We will learn to identify all possible rational roots for polynomials of arbitrary order, and then test them to find all rational roots. We will also study rational functions, which are ratios of polynomials, learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Although our primary focus throughout the year will be on functions, we will also develop an understanding of conic sections, including parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We will graph equations in all our areas of study both by hand and on graphing calculators.
The student should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class with 5-6 hours of homework each week. Prerequisites: Students must have completed Algebra I successfully. No knowledge of geometry beyond the Pythagorean theorem is assumed.
Supplies: The text for this class has not yet been selected, but it will be a College Algebra book available from amazon.com. Students should purchase a high quality quadrille notebook for homework assignments. A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

9th-12th

History Investigators: North or South, Who Killed Reconstruction? History Investigators: North or South, Who Killed Reconstruction? - The twelve years after the Civil War proved to be a difficult time for America. Called Reconstruction by historians, this era saw an increase of freedom for former slaves. However, there was also great resistance to change. In 1877 attempts to reconstruct the South officially ended, leaving white-only governments in power. This DBQ asks students to decide who, North or South, was most responsible for the failure of Reconstruction. History Investigators is an interactive, multi disciplinary examination of some of most pivotal points in American History using sources from The DBQ Project. DBQs, or document based questions, are derived from AP History exams and help develop high school level critical thinking skills. Students will review an array of primary sources such as letters, journal entries, inventories, ship's manifestos, newspaper articles, period maps, and court documents along with selected secondary sources like excerpts, charts, and graphs. Students will be guided through analyzing the documents, interpreting the data, drawing inferences, and forming conclusions. In some historical scenarios, the class will consider conflicting perspectives and be able to defend and debate multiple sides of a key issue. To demonstrate comprehension and a deeper understanding of the class theme, students will use factual findings to develop a structured, evidence-based essay.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-10th

Room 9A

ASL (American Sign Language) for Everyone ASL (American Sign Language) for Everyone - ASL for Everyone is a fun, play-based sign language class for elementary students. Students will begin to learn the language of the Deaf community by signing the alphabet and developing a vocabulary for greetings, everyday objects, and common phrases and idioms. In Quarter Four, we will work on telling stories. Students will work in groups to develop a signed version of their favorite story. New students are welcome, and this project will make it easy for anyone to jump right in. Students will watch short movie clips of award winning ASL stories. Instruction will be tailored to the groups' interests and needs. As always, this level will include more emphasis on the five elements of each sign; handshape, motion, location, palm orientation, and facial expression. For example, 'please' and 'sorry' have the same motion, location, and palm orientation, but differ in handshape. Fingerspelling and proper ASL grammar will continue to be a focus. We will also learn about the history and culture of the Deaf community. ASL is an excellent second language choice for children who are not ready for a foreign language with difficult writing, spelling, or challenging pronunciation. Penn State University research demonstrated that adding the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL to verbal communication helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

3rd-5th

Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Computation): Factoring & Polynomials Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Computation): Factoring & Polynomials - Is 17 a factor of 105? What is the greatest common factor of 4X3 and 6x2? Students will review basic factors and GCF, and learn different techniques to factor polynomials. We will then practice solving polynomial equations. First, we will learn to identify an expression as a monomial, binomial, trinomial, or polynomial. We will add, subtract, multiply and divide monomials using the rules of exponents. We will factor a polynomial by grouping, factor trinomials of the form a+bx+c, factor a difference of squares, and factor a sum or difference of two cubes. We will then apply these factoring techniques to solve polynomial equations. To support students with varying math backgrounds, equal parts of class will be dedicated to new information and review of the topic(s) covered in previous weeks. Students will spend some time in groups practicing new topics. A firm grasp of basic multiplication and division facts is required for this topic. Students need to be able to "play" with numbers to understand factoring, and while calculators may be used, they are not nearly as helpful as immediate mastery of basic facts. Optional homework will be given each week to build fluency with basic skills. Pre-Algebra Skill Builders is a class series that is meant to "fill in the gaps" and strengthen a student's elementary and middle school math background. This series of pre-algebra topics will help ensure a solid foundation in key concepts before embarking on high school algebra. This class will also emphasize real world applications of the mathematical concept and word problems so students become comfortable switching between prose (written descriptions) and mathematical representation. Please note that there are two, distinct Pre-Algebra Skill Builders classes: the Wednesday series will focus on four computational themes, while the Friday series will examine conceptual topics. Registration is separate for each series (Wednesday and Friday) and each topic (by quarter), and students can take one, both, or mix-and-match each quarter based on the skill they need to review. As a baseline, students should have completed 7th grade math prior to taking this class. If a family is unsure about placement, the Instructor can suggest some 7th grade assessments to check a student's readiness and some resources to strengthen 7th grade skills.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th

Room 10A
Atrium A

American History Illuminated: Manifest Destiny American History Illuminated: Manifest Destiny - Students will be immersed in detail and fully engaged in this intensive history course led by well- known homeschool instructor and historian Hugh Gardner. This history class is unlike other high school American history courses. Instead of learning a sequential set of names, dates, and battles, students will learn how to analyze and interpret history. Much like a college seminar, this approach to American History incorporates historiography (the history of the history.) Mr. Gardner does not teach a narrow view from a single textbook or static set of prepared notes. Instead, he presents the back story and multiple interpretations for the "why" questions in American history. Class discussion considers interpretations from a wide array of scholars and is updated as new sources are published. Rather than running through a timeline of outcomes, students will evaluate contributing factors (the "how" questions) and will learn about the personalities, prejudices, and biases of the people involved ("who"). First semester will begin with the War of 1812 and its test of the new republic. The group will examine slavery in America, from Jamestown to the rebellion of Nat Turner. In addition, the class will study how prevailing beliefs and movements such as westward expansion, manifest destiny, and nativism. The saga of Texas and the Mexican-American War will be investigated in-depth, as these not only are essential for study of the Civil War, but are extremely relevant to current political and economic debate. The class will discuss the effects on the political, social, economic, and religious climate as well as influences on the arts, science, literature, and warfare. This is no ordinary history class as Mr. Gardner surrounds the students with vivid posters, maps, charts, primary sources, and artifacts to supplement his story-telling style. Students will be able to examine and handle period pieces such as antique and replica weapons and military accoutrements of the era while learning how these tools helped shape the battlefields and turning points in history. With an emphasis on primary sources, students will scrutinize historical atlases and original writings, all in a fun and interactive setting. Just for fun, students earn historical trading cards for class participation. Registration for the second semester, covering the rise of Lincoln, the complete Civil War, and the aftermath will take place separately in late fall 2018. This class meets for 2.5 hours, one time per week on Wednesdays. Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours outside of class each week completing assigned reading. Students will be asked to purchase books for class (approximately $30-$40). For those families who want to investigate the course themes at a deeper level, an optional reading list will be furnished. Based on the format and rich content of this class, homeschool families could count two semesters of this series as a full credit in American History for purposes of a high school transcript.

9:30 am-12:00 pm

7th-12th

Mobile Maker Lab Mobile Maker Lab - Calling all Compass inventors, tinkerers, crafters, and builders! Do you want to use a PVC cutter or learn to solder? Each Wednesday, the large atrium will be transformed into a Maker Space! Experienced maker coaches will be on hand to demonstrate new tools, to suggest possible materials, to assist with design or construction details, and to encourage creative problem solving. Instead of a structured lesson and prescribed project, each student has the opportunity to tinker, explore, design and build one or more projects of her/his own interest. The workshop will be stocked with essential tools and basic materials kids need to build what they dream up. Students will be coached to safely and effectively cut, shape, join, solder, drill, and modify wood, foam and plastic. They will have access to basic electronic components such as switches, LED lights, batteries and mini motors along with an array of fasteners, connectors, and adhesives. Students will be encouraged to research possible construction details or methods (How many ways can you build a potato launcher?) Time in the Maker Space will be free-build (but not free play). Students should bring materials in from home to incorporate into their project, and some ideas may require families to make a trip to the local hardware or craft supply store. Parents should be prepared to transport in-process projects home in a tote bag - in-progress projects will not be stored on site. Students who enjoy working longer, getting more detailed, or digging deeper into their projects may want to register for two hours of Maker Space. There is a $10.50 per student consumable material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. ($21.00 if the student takes two hours).

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

4th-8th

Mobile Maker Lab Mobile Maker Lab - Calling all Compass inventors, tinkerers, crafters, and builders! Do you want to use a PVC cutter or learn to solder? Each Wednesday, the large atrium will be transformed into a Maker Space! Experienced maker coaches will be on hand to demonstrate new tools, to suggest possible materials, to assist with design or construction details, and to encourage creative problem solving. Instead of a structured lesson and prescribed project, each student has the opportunity to tinker, explore, design and build one or more projects of her/his own interest. The workshop will be stocked with essential tools and basic materials kids need to build what they dream up. Students will be coached to safely and effectively cut, shape, join, solder, drill, and modify wood, foam and plastic. They will have access to basic electronic components such as switches, LED lights, batteries and mini motors along with an array of fasteners, connectors, and adhesives. Students will be encouraged to research possible construction details or methods (How many ways can you build a potato launcher?) Time in the Maker Space will be free-build (but not free play). Students should bring materials in from home to incorporate into their project, and some ideas may require families to make a trip to the local hardware or craft supply store. Parents should be prepared to transport in-process projects home in a tote bag - in-progress projects will not be stored on site. Students who enjoy working longer, getting more detailed, or digging deeper into their projects may want to register for two hours of Maker Space. There is a $10.50 per student consumable material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. ($21.00 if the student takes two hours).

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

4th-8th

Atrium B

Smart Start: Thinking Fun for Young Learners Smart Start: Thinking Fun for Young Learners - Stretch your child's brain with this metacognitive class! In Smart Start, children will sharpen their critical and creative thinking skills to become more independent and effective learners. Using in-class readings of high quality literature, children will be introduced to a broad range of thinking strategies such as de Bono's Thinking Hats, SCAMPER, and FFOE (Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration). Through facilitated discussion and community inquiry, children will learn to ask their own questions and raise issues for discussion, explore and develop their own ideas and theories, and give creative reasons. Each week, students will complete engaging activities that require them to apply what they have learned. For example, the class might consider, What happens when Max returns to Where the Wild Things Are the next day? Next year? How about 10 years from now? (Green Hat Thinking). They may expand to discuss what would happen if another character from literature, like Curious George or Cinderella, visited Where the Wild Things Are? (SCAMPER approach "C" for combining two things that do not normally go together). Young learners will have fun on this engaging, creative class which will boost their ability to use higher order thinking skills, predict outcomes, and solve problems! New stories and activities are introduced each week and not repeated from previous sessions. Students must be able to think independently, work collaboratively, and enjoy a good challenge. Emerging readers and writers can be accommodated.

11:00 am-11:55 am

K-2nd

More Magnificent Magic More Magnificent Magic - Curious coins, baffling balls, confounding cards, and puzzling papers! Students will learn tricks of the trade from a professional magician! Each week, kids will receive a magic prop and learn how to perform a unique magic trick. Students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience.
Students will unlock the secrets to all new magic tricks: Magic Coloring Books (black and white pictures magically fill with color); the Magic Egg Bag (an egg appears and disappears from an empty pouch) and more rope and money magic that will confound and confuse. The highlight of this class will be What is Magic? , a complete 25-minute act that each child will learn which demonstrated that magic includes science, math, art and even history!
Note: These are all new tricks and lessons from those taught during fall 2017 or winter 2018. Rather than coming from the Discover Magic curriculum, the tricks are coming directly from real-life performer and magician, the amazing Joe Romano. Prior magic classes are not a prerequisite, and new magicians may enroll. There is a $45.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 7-week class that will begin on April 4.

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

3rd-5th

Atrium C
Music Room

Homeschool String Orchestra Homeschool String Orchestra - Students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are invited to join this homeschool string orchestra! Musicians will have an opportunity to develop ensemble skills and enjoy the experience of practicing, playing, and performing as a group. The class will start with tuning and warm-ups such as playing musical scales and simple exercises. Then the class will work on 3-4 group songs each quarter where they will improve musical literacy, learn to follow the directions of the conductor, and learn to play in different keys- as a group. During the final class of the third quarter (week 8), parents will be invited to hear a working session of what the students have been learning. On the last day of the second quarter (week 16), a concert will be held for friends and family.
This orchestra is intended for advanced beginners and intermediate strings students who are currently (or recently) enrolled in private lessons. At a minimum, a beginning student should be able to play a D major scale in two octaves on his/her instrument. Students are expected to be able to locate notes on the their instrument, read music and be able to identify all rhythmical patterns. For any new students interested in joining, we encourage you to contact Compass to set up a brief meeting with the instructor to demonstrate the student's skills.
The instructor will provide the orchestral repertoires, and these arrangements will be specially composed to accommodate the range of abilities of all stringed players in the orchestra. Students will be asked to pay a fee $5.00 for their individual music which will be provided on the first day of class. Participants are expected to prepare and practice at home for at least 15 - 20 minutes per day.

10:00 am-10:55 am

3rd-8th

Homeschool String Orchestra Homeschool String Orchestra - Students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are invited to join this homeschool string orchestra! Musicians will have an opportunity to develop ensemble skills and enjoy the experience of practicing, playing, and performing as a group. The class will start each week with tuning and warm-ups such as playing musical scales and simple exercises. Then the class will work on several group songs each semester where they will improve musical literacy, learn to follow the directions from the conductor, and learn to play in different keys- as a group. During the final class of the semester (week 14), a concert will be held for friends and family.
This orchestra is intended for advanced beginners and intermediate strings students who are currently (or recently) enrolled in private lessons. As a guideline, a students should be able to play a D major scale in two octaves on his/her instrument. Students are expected to be able to locate notes on the their instrument, read music and be able to identify all rhythmical patterns. Students with less experience will be asked to play for the conductor or to submit a brief video to help establish placement.
The instructor will provide the orchestral repertoires, and these arrangements will be specially composed to accommodate the range of abilities of all stringed players in the orchestra. Students will be asked to pay a fee $5.00 for their individual music which will be provided on the first day of class. Participants are expected to prepare and practice at home for at least 15 - 20 minutes per day. This is a 13-week semester program, and the week off will be announced by the instructor.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

3rd-8th

Kitchen

Cooking for Kids: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Kids: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

10:00 am-10:55 am

3rd-5th

Cooking for Tweens: Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Tweens: Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert).
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

11:00 am-11:55 am

6th-8th

Cooking for Tweens: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Tweens: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

11:00 am-11:55 am

6th-8th

Cooking for Little Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Little Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert).
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

1st-3rd

Cooking for Little Kids: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Little Kids: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

1st-3rd

Cooking for Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert).
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

3rd-5th

Cooking for Kids: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Kids: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

3rd-5th

Cooking for Tweens: Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Tweens: Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert).
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th

Cooking for Tweens: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Tweens: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th

Cooking for Little Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Little Kids: Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert).
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

1st-3rd

Cooking for Little Kids: Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Little Kids: Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3:00 pm-3:55 pm

1st-3rd



 

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Chemistry Lab Intensive Chemistry Lab Intensive - Through the study of chemistry, high school students will learn the science behind things they observe everyday! Chemistry explains properties of the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the medicines we take, the fibers we wear, and fuels in the cars we drive. Chemistry is a foundation to understanding the world around us and fundamental to other sciences such as biology, physics, geology, and environmental science.
This full-year laboratory course makes chemistry come alive through hands-on activities, guided inquiry, and student projects. Each lab will feature a short discussion followed by active investigations, providing students with practical experience in laboratory techniques, data collection, scientific observations, and lab safety.
This lab intensive course provides the hands-on laboratory work to support the themes of: matter, atomic structure, subatomic particles, and isotopes (weeks 1-3); orbital notation, electron configuration, and trends in the periodic table (weeks 4-6); ionic and covalent bonding, polarity, acids/bases, and pH (weeks 7-10); solutions, molarity, dilution and equilibrium (weeks 11-14). Students lab work to explore the chemical reactions, synthesis, double replacement, and decomposition (weeks 15-18); stoichiometry (weeks 19-20); phase changes and thermodynamics (weeks 21-22), gas laws (weeks 23-24), electrochemistry (weeks 25-27), and introduction to organic chemistry (weeks 28-30). Example labs include experiments in molar mass, hydrates, chromatography, acid/base titration, distillation, reactants, polymers, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, and work with metals and hydrolysis. Laboratory work, along with outside assignments, will cover approximately 20 of the textbook's 26 chapters and will provide the foundations for students to work through the remaining chapters if they chose to do so.
Duration: Year-long (30 weeks)/ Register for full year.
Effort: Students should expect to spend 2-3 outside of lab class each week on assigned reading, prelab questions, and short assignments.
Grading: The instructor will provide qualitative feedback on the student's class participation, preparation, and understanding of the material for the parent to assign a grade in the context of the student's overall study of this and related topics.
Credit: This is a component course that will provide 45 hours of laboratory and lecture work. Coupled with independent study of the textbook including assigned readings, review questions, and projects, this may be counted by the homeschool parent as a full high school credit in a laboratory science (chemistry). Without the individual book work, homeschool families should only consider this a component class for a partial science credit.
Materials/Supplies: The course progression, including assigned reading and questions, is meant to follow the McGraw-Hill "Chemistry: Matter and Change" textbook and laboratory manual. It is recommended that students rent or purchase the 2001 Student Edition (ISBN # 978-0028283784) and purchase the accompanying student lab manual (ISBN #9780078245244). Alternatively, the homeschool family can select a different textbook to follow lab work, but they will need coordinate and make their own corresponding assignments based on the course syllabus. Students are expected to bring a lab notebook (graph ruled composition notebook is recommended) to every class. There is a year-long material and lab fee of $110.00 due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

11:00 am-12:30 pm

9th-12th

Foundations of Physics Foundations of Physics - Physics is the study of how matter and energy interact and the investigation of how objects behave under various conditions. Learning Physics can answer questions you have asked all your life. Why is it easier to float in the ocean than in a lake? (It has to do with buoyancy!) Physics also explains why balls bounce, how musical instruments work, and why the lamp in your bedroom turns on when you flip a switch. From maintaining your balance, or center of gravity, while riding a bike to experiencing acceleration when a car, train, or airplane speeds up or slows down, Physics is part of your everyday life. This class features hands-on middle-school level physics and physical science concepts. The emphasis will be on inquiry-based labs and scientific investigation, setting up experiments, taking measurements, recording data, and maintaining a lab notebook. While some basic equations will be introduced and worked in class using data collected by students, the emphasis will not be on mathematics or solving lengthy problem sets. Major themes in this class include Mechanics, Temperature and Pressure, Properties of Matter, and Electricity and Magnetism. Each class will cover a different topic through hands-on labs, such as making an accelerometer, building a solar collector, constructing a simple generator, experimenting with electromagnets, and many more. In Mechanics, students will be introduced to friction, acceleration, momentum, and torque. In the study of Pressure and Temperature, students will examine expansion and contraction, the flow of heat, and solar energy. Topics in Properties of Matter include permeability, solubility, buoyancy, and surface tension. Finally, students’ exploration of Electricity and Magnets will include vibrations, electric current, generators, magnetic fields, and electromagnets. Students will be given a composition notebook to be used as a lab book. They should bring the notebook and an assortment of pens to class each week. There is a $30.00 lab material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 16-week, semester long class.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

7th-9th

Room 2

Everday Spanish Conversation Everday Spanish Conversation - Hola amigos! How about learning Spanish by just hanging out with friends and... talking? This class is all about fun and relevant Spanish conversation that you can use every day whether you are traveling, shopping, or going around town. You can't talk to your online Spanish computer program, textbook or app! You need real people to practice speaking with!
This class is designed to build your confidence as you practice a new language - out loud. Class discussions will be built around things that students want to discuss and will incorporate the vocabulary and enough essential grammar to get the conversation started. Fourth quarter will focus on talking about daily routines & healthy living including home life, school, activities, self-care, sports and exercise.
This class encourages students to use their Spanish even as brand-new speakers. This class should be used to complement or supplement a more traditional Spanish language curriculum for an emerging speaker. Students who come to the class with more knowledge will be offered challenge words and phrases related to the week's theme.
Students who are using another Spanish program outside of Compass should expect to spend 20 minutes per day on short written or brief technology-based assignments. Students who are using this class as their only introduction to the language should allot more time, typically 30 to 45 minutes each day, to complete homework and study vocabulary and grammar. This is a 7-week class that will begin on April 6. (No class meeting on March 23 or March 30).

10:00 am-10:55 am

7th-12th

DebateAble: Public Policy Debate DebateAble: Public Policy Debate - Desmond Tutu once stated, Don t raise your voice, improve your argument. , while Margaret Heffernan, international businesswoman and author stated, For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate! Do you have what it takes to strategically win an argument? Effective debate is a life skill that incorporates logic, communication, and public speaking skills. Being able to debate helps teens improve reasoning, conflict resolution, and confidence. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of debate including the persuasive appeals, a brief history of debate, and the public policy style of debate. We live in a world where our students will be challenged to think for themselves, defend opinions, and question conventions in society. Public Policy Debate will offer students the opportunity to become challenged, invigorated, and debate on current topics affecting the United States and their communities. This is a fun and interactive class! Great for all levels of interested debaters and will aide students at every level of their educational journey! Learn how to have an opinion that is challenged and respond with evidence and enthusiasm! Debaters will learn how to structure an argument, build their evidence, and best practices for researching a topic. Students will learn techniques for quoting sources, presenting statistics, acknowledging opposing views, and incorporating visual aids in debate. The class will also practice stylistic elements of public speaking such as using transitional words, timing, gestures, and eye contact. In this class, students will learn how to really listen to their opponent and how to craft a rebuttal. At the same time, debaters will be taught to read their audience, hold their attention, and establish credibility. In each class, students will practice giving brief impromptu speeches, delivering prepared presentations, and debating classmates. Students will practice evaluating classmates and giving, receiving, and incorporating constructive feedback.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

7th-12th

Psychology: Famous Cases in Intelligence, Cognition, and Memory Psychology: Famous Cases in Intelligence, Cognition, and Memory - Can your teacher change your IQ? Just HOW smart are you? Are memories always correct? Learn the answers to these questions and more! This class will introduce students to the study of Cognitive Psychology. Cognitive psychologists study human mental processes including our intelligence, our ability to think and reason, and our ability to store and retrieve memories. We will read, discuss and analyze four influential case studies that have shaped the way we view Cognitive Psychology. Students will investigate factors that affect human cognition like the Pygmalion effect, cognitive maps, multiple intelligences, and reconstruction of memories. Landmark studies conducted by renowned psychologists like Rosenthal & Jacobson, Gardner, Tolman, and Loftus will be at the core of this class, leading to ongoing, thought provoking and intellectually stimulating discussions. We will also use different tools to evaluate our own learning styles and "smartness." Students will learn how to read research, evaluate theories, and think critically about how these studies apply to the world around them. This class is a great introduction to psychology and will allow you to explore your interest in taking the AP Psychology course being offered at Compass in 2018-2019! This course includes a $5.00 charge for printed case studies and course materials. This is a 7-week course that does not meet on May 11 due to instructor's travel.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

9th-12th

Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Concepts): Graphing & Functions Pre-Algebra Skill Builders (Concepts): Graphing & Functions - This quarter, will will be taking everything we have learned about solving equations and begin to graph them. We will use linear equations to represent, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Students will recognize equations for proportions as special linear equations (y = mx + b), and understand that the constant of proportionality (m) is the slope. We will use a linear equation to describe the relationship between to factors (such as arm span vs. height). We will "play" with graphs and learn what happens when different pieces of the equation are changed. We will solve systems of two linear equations in two variables and relate the systems to pairs of lines in the plane; these intersect, are parallel or are the same. Students will grasp the concept of a function as a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output and we will graph functions. Each week, we will tackle real world challenges and put our skills to the test against multi-step word problems. Optional homework will be given each week to build fluency with basic skills.
Pre-Algebra Skill Builders is a class series that is meant to "fill in the gaps" and strengthen a student's elementary and middle school math background. This series of pre-algebra topics will help ensure a solid foundation in key concepts before embarking on high school algebra. This class will also emphasize real world applications of the mathematical concept and word problems so students become comfortable switching between prose (written descriptions) and mathematical representation.
Please note that there are two, distinct Pre-Algebra Skill Builders classes: the Wednesday series will focus on four computational themes, while the Friday series will examine conceptual topics. Registration is separate for each series (Wednesday and Friday) and each topic (by quarter), and students can take one, both, or mix-and-match each quarter based on the skill they need to review. As a baseline, students should have completed 7th grade math prior to taking this class. If a family is unsure about placement, the Instructor can suggest some 7th grade assessments to check a student's readiness and some resources to strengthen 7th grade skills. This is a 7-week course that does not meet on May 11 due to instructor's travel.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

6th-8th

Room 3

Veterinary Science: Medical Mysteries Veterinary Science: Medical Mysteries - Discover the science (and art) of small animal medicine! Find out how vets- and even human physicians and other medical professionals- use clues to form a diagnosis. Analyze actual cases and make predictions based on health history, exam findings, and diagnostics. See how anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry come together! The same symptoms can be the result of many disease processes, and in this class, students gain an appreciation of what being a medical professional is all about. Each week students become veterinarians for an hour." Using real veterinary cases, the group will work together to evaluate a patient s history, consider various diagnostic tests, interpret results, and form a treatment plan. Students will work with a practicing veterinarian and use deductive reasoning and logic to piece together the clues of the medical mystery. Will they be successful clinicians? This class is geared towards students interested in pursuing any career in the biological sciences, but will be interesting for anyone curious to learn more about the health of their furry friends. A basic understanding of biology and anatomy is recommended for this class. Students will receive a printed notebook with essential information to be reviewed before the first class. They will also be responsible for some research at home each week as they analyze their findings and formulate a diagnosis. There is a $20.00 material fee for the class notebook and in-class supplies for new students and a $5.00 fee for returning students. In this quarter, all animals present with the same owner complaint Weight Loss/Weight Gain.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

8th-12th

Room 4

Human Geography (AP, Honors, or On-Level) Human Geography (AP, Honors, or On-Level) - Wish you could take anthropology, environmental science, and economics, but don't have enough space in your high school schedule? Human geography blends all these and adds a dose of pop culture and even sports. This is the classic interdisciplinary course for people interested in everything! Human geography explores questions like "how many pizza parlors can survive in Schenectady, NY?" and "why is French spoken in Madawaska, Maine?" and "how many teens are listening to K-Pop in Cairo?"
Human geography studies people, places, and cultures. It considers how and why humans and our activities are distributed across Earth's surface. Geographers have a special way of looking at topics using the broad questions of "where?" and "why there?" In human geography, "place" is more than map coordinates and location. Places have meaning. Consider a mountain: it might be described mathematically in terms of height or geologically in terms of plate tectonics. From the perspective of humans, however, the mountain may be a barrier between nations, a place of recreation, a site for toxic waste disposal, a national symbol, or a sacred sanctuary. Human geography maps the spread of world religions, monitors the movement of epidemics, explains the rapid expansion of new technologies, and can even investigate the death of little-known languages.
This year-long, multi-level, high school social science course studies how human activity and the surface of our planet interact. Seven themes, taken from the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography curriculum, will be covered: (1) the nature and perspectives of geography; (2) population and migration; (3) cultural patterns and processes; (4) political organization of space, (5) agriculture, food production, and rural land use, (6) industrialization and economic development, and (7) cities and urban land use.
This course offers a substantive, full-credit experience. The course is offered at three levels, which meet together: On-Level, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP). Pick your desired workload. You can always do more if you like, but at any level you are expected to keep up with weekly readings and homework. This allows you to enjoy active, rich discussions with your peers a big advantage of taking a class with live, in-person meetings. Students will likely need 4-5 hours each week outside class meetings for reading and homework, regardless of level. All levels use materials written at an adult or college level, but the amount and type of homework varies. Brief summer assignments are due in August for those who elect to take the AP level.
There are two weekly meetings: (1) Friday in-person at Compass; and (2) Tuesday online (recorded for those who cannot attend live; time to be announced). This is a 27-week class which follows the Compass calendar, with a few exceptions. Check the course calendar for a few additional days off, assignments due on non-meeting days, early finish, etc.
All students will register online for the same course. Students must designate their intent to take the on-level, honors, or AP version before August 4. Once the course has begun, students may move down a level (from AP to honors, or from honors to on-level) at any time. However, once classes have begun, students may not "bump up" a level.
There is an additional tuition fee of $130 for students who are approved to take the AP level of this course. Those who take AP level will receive a separate invoice for this amount before the start of classes. The fee is not refundable if the student decides mid-year to change to honors or on-level work. The fee to take the AP Human Geography exam in May 2018 is not included; each family will be responsible for scheduling and paying for their student's AP exam. Students who have taken a prior course with this instructor can seek approval for the AP level through a conversation or e-mail with the instructor. For a student who is new to the instructor, a short questionnaire and brief written assignment about a sample textbook chapter is needed in order to get approval for the AP level.
All students should request the course information packet from Compass to receive the sample chapters, ISBN for required text(s), course calendar, projected weekly workload, and AP questionnaire. Registered students will have access to a detailed syllabus and other information on the instructor's Canvas website starting Friday, August 4.

9:30 am-10:55 am

9th - 12th

Formula for Fiction: Revisioning a Classic Formula for Fiction: Revisioning a Classic - Great fiction doesn't always begin "from scratch!" Sometimes writers use a formula, or template storyline. Sometimes we are content to read a favorite story in its original form the classics are, after all classic. But sometimes we enjoy a modern perspective, an updated version, or a fresh telling of a familiar tale. Shakespeare based many of his plays on mythology, while more contemporary writers and filmmakers base their works on Shakespeare and other classic literature. Consequently, we have West Side Story, Animal Farm, Wicked, Ever After. In this class, students will borrow from the best that past literature has to offer and write a retelling, a reboot, or a parody of a favorite classic. While remaining faithful to the original concept (plot structure, events and characters) students will change perspective or setting place and/or time period to recreate a recognizable, yet revisioned fictional story. To do this requires knowledge and understanding of and commitment to (and respect for) an author s intent and work. Student writers will demonstrate this comprehension by: 1) maintaining prescribed character traits and motivation while factoring in additional characters who might enrich and modernize the story, 2) sticking to recognizable events and situations even though they might be happening in a different time and/or place, and 3) incorporating enough names, references and scenarios so that a reader harkens back to the original work. A portion of each class will be dedicated to sharing students' working drafts through collaboration and in-class feedback. Students will be expected to conduct some writing and reading at home each week. Literature selections will not be assigned in their entirety, but students may want to continue reading the complete work. The culmination of the students' work will be a bound class literary magazine.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

6th-8th

Compass Literarians Writing Board Compass Literarians Writing Board - This semester-long course is a home for literarians students who love to write, who love to read writing, and who love to share writing with others. Writing is a solitary act, but writers also need a community in which to grow. Mirroring the design of famous writing salons/groups like The Bloomsbury Group, The Algonquin Round Table, and The Inklings, students will create a Compass community that will encourage individual writers, promote literary collaboration and provide challenging feedback to boost creativity and artistic development.
Students will use their own work and the works of professional authors to understand what makes good writing , to improve technique, to experiment with new forms/genre and to understand the drafting, editing and publishing process.
The members of this class will form an editorial board of a student anthology, journal, or magazine that will provide a publishing opportunity for themselves and for other homeschooled student writers. As editors, students will design and build an anthology and/or website, advertise the publication, solicit manuscripts and artwork, develop selection criteria, review/select/edit material, and learn the principles of layout and design. Embedded in this process are real-world experiences, and students will improve their communication and organization skills through goal-setting, time management, meeting deadlines, emailing, confirmations, proofreading, etc.
A portion of each class will be devoted to writing time, but students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week writing at home. Each student is expected to publish in the anthology. Some students might also publish submit works to other journals or contests. In addition to this published piece, each student will also develop a personal portfolio of writing that includes a variety of forms and genre and that provides samples from all phases of the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revision, editing.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

8th-12th

Room 5

The Great American Novel: Revolution/ Struggle for Social J... The Great American Novel: Revolution/ Struggle for Social Justice: Civil Rights Era of the 1950s-70s - Through the theme of revolution , this year-long course examines American Literature at four pivotal, turbulent times in our nation s history. Each quarter s study will be anchored by a novel important to the era and will also explore a variety of nonfiction and fiction that influenced revolutionary thinking, culture and action of the times: essays, letters, speeches, historical documents, court decisions, short stories, campaign material, advertising, songs, poetry, scripts. A natural outgrowth of this sampling of literature across eras will be an understanding of the development of form/genre through the development of media: newspapers, magazines, mass-market novels, radio, film and television. During the fourth quarter, students will examine the concept of social justice and equality through the study of mid-twentieth century American literature. Using nonfiction genre such as letters, essays, speeches, articles, personal narratives, and poetry and new media such as magazines, film, television, advertising, and music--students will explore conflicts between genders, races and generations. The decades following World War II echoed some of the social turmoil of early twentieth century America. Women and African Americans continued to campaign for their equality. Counter-culture movements coalesced young Americans against the establishment , and The Beat Generation was born. Students will analyze the speeches and writings of American Civil Rights activists such as: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm. American literature of this period carries forward both the Civil War s and The Harlem Renaissance s civil rights advocacy and the development of poetry the perfect vehicle for activists to channel emotions and advocate for change. Students will explore the poetry of writers such as: Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac as well as the lyrics and music of songwriters such as: Curtis Mayfield, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Nina Simone, Carole King, Joni Mitchell. As a class we will read To Kill a Mockingbird, as our Great American Novel . Students may also opt to read Go Set a Watchman for further insight into Harper Lee s editing and publishing. We ll cover the writing relationship between Lee and Truman Capote and touch on some of Capote s fiction as well. No study of these decades would be complete without examining the influence of other forms of pop culture media, so we will also skim the surface of contemporary artists who connected to writers and influenced literature, such as painters Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein and film directors Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, and Mike Nichols. We ll also look at how television reflected and impacted social change in America. Emphasis in this class will be on critiquing literature, forming a thesis statement, writing literary commentary, and citing examples to defend the opinion. Literary criticism is one of the forms of higher-level writing needed for a student to transition from a casual writer to an academic and ultimately college-level writer. Students will keep a reading journal and are expected to annotate and highlight passages in their personal copy of the novel as part of a college preparation experience. They will have additional written assignments, some of which will be published as essays or presentations. Publishing is used to teach writing/revision and to share our learning with a wider audience beyond our class. Publishing allows students to develop polished writing and presentations that become part of their high school portfolio. In the process of creating portfolio pieces, students strengthen communication and organizational skills (writing, discussion, emailing, meeting deadlines, presenting) that have direct real world application. The student should expect to spend 2-3 hours of homework per week on reading, investigation, and writing for this class. The class will meet twice a week with Wednesdays introducing the concepts and vocabulary of the literature and authors, and Friday serving as a writing lab to explore the mechanics of writing criticism. Much of the literature we will be studying is accessible via public domain, but students will be encouraged to purchase the Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2002) edition of To Kill a Mockingbird so that everyone is on the same page for discussion.

10:00 am-10:55 am

11th-12th

Learn to Write Literary Criticism: Critiquing the Arts Learn to Write Literary Criticism: Critiquing the Arts - In this course, students will apply the elements of criticism to the visual and performing arts. While no prerequisite is required, this is the final of a quartet of criticism courses that began with a multi-sensory medium (film), moved through imagery created by writing on a page (short stories & poetry), and now concludes with commentary on painting, sculpture, photography, music, etc. Students will become comfortable with academic vocabulary particular to a medium and will use it accurately in both class discussion and written response to images and sound. They will become art and music critics! Criticism follows an analytical structure that parallels the way scientists and mathematicians approach problem-solving. A critic researches a selected area of study, develops a thesis or theory, then supports it with evidence in this case, references to the art form (techniques, color choices, perspective, sound structure, rhythm, instrumentation used). There will be a presentation or report that shares findings and defends a thesis. Publishing is used to teach writing/revision and to share our learning with a wider audience beyond our class. Publishing allows students to develop polished writing and presentations that become part of their high school portfolio. In the process of creating portfolio pieces, students strengthen communication and organizational skills (writing, discussion, emailing, meeting deadlines, presenting) that have direct real world application. The class meets twice a week for 8 weeks with Wednesdays introducing the concepts and vocabulary of various art forms and artists, and Friday writing labs exploring the mechanics of writing criticism.

11:00 am-11:55 am

9th-10th

Algebra II and Trigonometry Algebra II and Trigonometry - This is a full high school level Algebra II class. In it, we will reinforce the problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge developed in Algebra I. The core topic areas include: linear systems and matrices, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and trigonometry.
We will delve more deeply into linear systems, generalizing from two equations/two unknowns to linear systems of arbitrary dimension. We will learn to represent and solve such systems using matrices, with support of appropriate computational aids. We will develop facility with exponential functions and their inverses, logarithmic functions. We will tackle application specific problems drawn from multiple subject areas, including physics, chemistry, biology, finance, and everyday life. Our study of polynomials will begin with a review of quadratic equations. Specific skills developed will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division and synthetic division of polynomials. We will learn to identify all possible rational roots for polynomials of arbitrary order, and then test them to find all rational roots. We will also study rational functions, which are ratios of polynomials, learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Although our primary focus throughout the year will be on functions, we will also develop an understanding of conic sections, including parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We will graph equations in all our areas of study both by hand and on graphing calculators.
The student should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class with 5-6 hours of homework each week. Prerequisites: Students must have completed Algebra I successfully. No knowledge of geometry beyond the Pythagorean theorem is assumed.
Supplies: The text for this class has not yet been selected, but it will be a College Algebra book available from amazon.com. Students should purchase a high quality quadrille notebook for homework assignments. A TI-84 calculator is required for this course.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

9th-12th

3D History: WWI, Germany's Last Gasp: The Ludendorff Offensive and America's Arrival 1918 3D History: WWI, Germany's Last Gasp: The Ludendorff Offensive and America's Arrival 1918 - Why read about key military battles on maps or in books when you can learn about them hands-on, in three dimensions, using historical miniature gaming? In 3D History, pivotal engagements come alive for new and experienced students, as they navigate a table-top terrain, deploy hundreds of miniature soldiers, ships, and tanks... all while playing a military strategy game. Each student will have the opportunity to fight a battle from both sides, allowing them to test various strategies, try multiple scenarios, predict different outcomes, and rewrite history- an effective way to gain a deeper understanding of what actually happened and why! Students will learn why the First World War was exactly that, war spread to every corner of the globe, through a simulation and examination of key battles.
The final quaret will examine the closing stages of the war. Despite knocking Russia out of the war, Imperial Germany s greatest generals saw the writing on the wall; soldiers and civilians were starting to starve in the streets, and the other members of the Central Powers had all but collapsed. France and Britain were almost equally exhausted. The Allied armies had been on the brink of mutiny following the slaughter of 1917, but they had one thing going for them, the United States had officially declared war on Germany in April of 1917. One year later, the US was finally ready to send millions of fresh soldiers that would surely push Germany over the edge. *100 years prior to the start of our quarter*, on March 21, 1918, Germany would launch its final offensive to crush Allied resistance on the continent; success would mean survival, and failure would be the end of an empire. Course documents including period maps, photographs and recreations will be made available through a class Google Drive link emailed to parents, as well as a class YouTube playlist for any videos watched in class or assigned as homework.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-12th

Music Room
Kitchen

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert). Teens will have two additional, bonus recipes: Chinese Chives with Eggs (appetizer) and Asian Cabbage Salad.
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

10:00 am-10:55 am

7th-12th

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

10:00 am-10:55 am

7th-12th

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert). Teens will have two additional, bonus recipes: Chinese Chives with Eggs (appetizer) and Asian Cabbage Salad.
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

11:00 am-11:55 am

7th-12th

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

11:00 am-11:55 am

7th-12th

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian Cooking for Teens (Fri): Pleasing Pan Asian - Students will enjoy a culinary tour of the world continuing in Asia! The menu features PanAsian-inspired menus featuring a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients that are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Chinese Pan Fried Dumplings (appetizer), Thai Tom Ka Gai Soup, Japanese Sunonomo Salad, Chinese Fried Rice (side dish), Chicken Pad Thai (main dish); Japanese Onigirl Filled Rice Balls (snack), Chinese Lo Mein Noodles (lunch), and Chinese New Year Cake (dessert). Teens will have two additional, bonus recipes: Chinese Chives with Eggs (appetizer) and Asian Cabbage Salad.
Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. SUPPLIES: Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. MATERIAL FEE: There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

7th-12th

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites Cooking for Teens (Fri): Fall Family Favorites - Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include: Cranberry Pumpkin Brie Bites (appetizer), Chipotle Corn Soup Autumn Apple-Pea Salad, Stuffed Acorn Squash (side dish), Butternut Squash Alfredo (entree), Turkey Pumpkin Casserole (entree), Caramel Apple Cake and Sweet Potato Bars (desserts). Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

7th-12th

Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Teen) Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Teen) - Students will create a mosaic mirror using Van Gogh s method of movement but in glass (instead of paint). Taking inspiration from a great master, new and experienced mosaic artists will create a mosaic demonstrating movement using monochromatic glass. The second project will be a micro-mosaic using 5 mm ceramic tiles. Each project will expand student s learning to include use of a pattern, coordinating colors, and glass cutting and fitting. There will be several new substrate choices for students to choose from.
Students will be able to use their choice of glass and ceramic tile in a spectrum of colors to add individuality to each piece. Students will choose from a selection of beautiful glass gems, millifiori, and shells, which will become the focal point of their mosaic piece. Students will follow their own creativity to create patterns or waves of color to complete a rich 3-D composition. This course will cover design, layout, basic glass cutting and as time allows students will learn grouting and finishing methods.
The number of projects completed depends on the student's work speed and attendance in class. There is no prerequisite for this class. Note that students new to mosaics class this quarter, will begin with a quick, small, pattern project to learn the process of spacing and clean lines, before starting these projects. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. There is a $40.00 per student material and supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-12th

Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Adult) Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Adult) - Students will create a mosaic mirror using Van Gogh s method of movement but in glass (instead of paint). Taking inspiration from a great master, new and experienced mosaic artists will create a mosaic demonstrating movement using monochromatic glass. The second project will be a micro-mosaic using 5 mm ceramic tiles. Each project will expand student s learning to include use of a pattern, coordinating colors, and glass cutting and fitting. There will be several new substrate choices for students to choose from.
Students will be able to use their choice of glass and ceramic tile in a spectrum of colors to add individuality to each piece. Students will choose from a selection of beautiful glass gems, millifiori, and shells, which will become the focal point of their mosaic piece. Students will follow their own creativity to create patterns or waves of color to complete a rich 3-D composition. This course will cover design, layout, basic glass cutting and as time allows students will learn grouting and finishing methods.
The number of projects completed depends on the student's work speed and attendance in class. There is no prerequisite for this class. Note that students new to mosaics class this quarter, will begin with a quick, small, pattern project to learn the process of spacing and clean lines, before starting these projects. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. There is a $40.00 per student material and supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

Adult