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3D History: The Rising Sun in the East, Early Pacific WWII 1941-1942

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 14, 2022

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

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 to life 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!

With war raging on in Europe for several years, it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world was dragged in. Lines were being drawn, among them was the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere '' which sought to "liberate" Asia from the imperial powers of the West. This "liberation" replaced Western exploitation with more of the same from a surging fascist Japanese Empire. Led by a "divine" emperor, it amounted to military dictatorship that controlled every aspect of Japanese life in an effort to further its conquests across oceans. The nation that would bear the brunt of this brutal colonialism was China, where Japan had been fighting since 1937, dominating the coastal cities with sea and air power and taking advantage of the fractured state the country had been left in after decades of western exploitation. To maintain a world class military, especially her navy, Japan needed the resources of the Chinese and Korean mainland. After numerous atrocities, Japan's largest trade partner, the United States of America, delivered an ultimatum: Leave China or face an embargo on critical resources like oil and steel. This was the push Japan needed to put into effect its war plans with the Allied Nations. Beginning with a sneak attack to cripple the US fleet in Pearl Harbor, the oil rich Dutch East Indies, US territory of the Philippines, and several major British Imperial holdings in the South Pacific would all be swept away by the rising tide of the Japanese Empire.

Students will fight the early battles of the Pacific theater on land, sea, and air using a wide range of miniature soldiers, vehicles and ships. From massive naval action at Pearl Harbor and Midway to jungle and island-hopping combat reenactments, students will study the technical and strategic elements that led to the outcomes of the battle and attempt to recreate the Japanese or Allied successes (or failures.) Upon finishing this semester, every student will understand the conditions that led to war, the objectives for both sides and how successful or realistic these objectives were, both from a modern academic point of view and from the historical point of view given each country's available information. The students' simulations will follow a modified version of the Axis and Allies war at sea system. They will also examine primary sources, newsreels, propaganda material, and modern analyses of the events.

Note: This is a 1 hour, 55 minute class with a 10-minute break part way through.

Topics in this Series: WWII- The Early War, Fall of France- Blitzkrieg 1940 (Semester 1) and WWII- The Early War, Rise of Japan (Semester 2).

Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: Period maps, photographs, and re-creations will be posted on a class Google Drive, and video links from YouTube will be e-mailed to parents and students for homework or supplemental investigation.

Assessments: Will not be given.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in History for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $422.00

3D History: The Rising Sun in the East, Early Pacific WWII 1941-1942

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 14, 2022

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

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 to life 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!

With war raging on in Europe for several years, it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world was dragged in. Lines were being drawn, among them was the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere '' which sought to "liberate" Asia from the imperial powers of the West. This "liberation" replaced Western exploitation with more of the same from a surging fascist Japanese Empire. Led by a "divine" emperor, it amounted to military dictatorship that controlled every aspect of Japanese life in an effort to further its conquests across oceans. The nation that would bear the brunt of this brutal colonialism was China, where Japan had been fighting since 1937, dominating the coastal cities with sea and air power and taking advantage of the fractured state the country had been left in after decades of western exploitation. To maintain a world class military, especially her navy, Japan needed the resources of the Chinese and Korean mainland. After numerous atrocities, Japan's largest trade partner, the United States of America, delivered an ultimatum: Leave China or face an embargo on critical resources like oil and steel. This was the push Japan needed to put into effect its war plans with the Allied Nations. Beginning with a sneak attack to cripple the US fleet in Pearl Harbor, the oil rich Dutch East Indies, US territory of the Philippines, and several major British Imperial holdings in the South Pacific would all be swept away by the rising tide of the Japanese Empire.

Students will fight the early battles of the Pacific theater on land, sea, and air using a wide range of miniature soldiers, vehicles and ships. From massive naval action at Pearl Harbor and Midway to jungle and island-hopping combat reenactments, students will study the technical and strategic elements that led to the outcomes of the battle and attempt to recreate the Japanese or Allied successes (or failures.) Upon finishing this semester, every student will understand the conditions that led to war, the objectives for both sides and how successful or realistic these objectives were, both from a modern academic point of view and from the historical point of view given each country's available information. The students' simulations will follow a modified version of the Axis and Allies war at sea system. They will also examine primary sources, newsreels, propaganda material, and modern analyses of the events.

Note: This is a 1 hour, 55 minute class with a 10-minute break part way through.

Topics in this Series: WWII- The Early War, Fall of France- Blitzkrieg 1940 (Semester 1) and WWII- The Early War, Rise of Japan (Semester 2).

Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: Period maps, photographs, and re-creations will be posted on a class Google Drive, and video links from YouTube will be e-mailed to parents and students for homework or supplemental investigation.

Assessments: Will not be given.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in History for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $422.00

Acting- Cyber Stage: Goose Napped *ONLINE*

Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

This mystery will give you goosebumps! Trenchcoat-clad private eye Jo August, is hired for the case of a missing, uh, mother which turns into a wild goose chase. Turns out Mother Goose is the alleged victim, and the suspects include Old MacDonald, Georgie Porgie, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and Peter and his wife. The detective discovers that every character has a motive. Will the perpetrator be found? Will his goose be cooked? Will she have egg on her face? The virtual audiences will be delighted by the funny plot twist and an un-eggs-pected ending.

The class will cast, practice, and perform the cyber play in an interactive, virtual setting for an online audience, yet students will communicate as if they're all in the same place together. The selected script was specifically written for virtual theater. New and returning acting students will have fun and be challenged to think on their feet with costumes, props, and backdrops when the show is literally happening in their own home.

This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work 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. The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter online.

Topics in this Series: Alice in Cyberland (Quarter 1); Sherlock Holmes, a Radio Mystery (Quarter 2); If They Could Talk (Quarter 3); Goose Napped (Quarter 4)

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $155.00

Acting- Cyber Stage: If They Could Talk *ONLINE*

Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

Imagine that the last chocolate chip cookie pleads with you not to ear it! The math book begs to be studied. The toys that ask to remain on the floor. Discover the mixed-up world of Taylor, a teen who acquires the ability to hear what the objects and animals around her are saying. Are Taylor's ears burning when hears what the cat really thinks of the family? Or, does she keep an ear to the ground to find out what everyone and everything around her is planning?

The class will cast, practice, and perform the cyber play in an interactive, virtual setting for an online audience, yet students will communicate as if they're all in the same place together. The selected script was specifically written for virtual theater. New and returning acting students will have fun and be challenged to think on their feet with costumes, props, and backdrops when the show is literally happening in their own home.

This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work 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. The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter online.

Topics in this Series: Alice in Cyberland (Quarter 1); Sherlock Holmes, a Radio Mystery (Quarter 2); If They Could Talk (Quarter 3); Goose Napped (Quarter 4)

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $155.00

Acting- Kids Theater: Twisted Treasure Tale

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Kids take to the stage as they collaboratively write and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. xxxx

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through the two, prepared scripts together. Through group activities and guided discussion, they will create new characters, brainstorm variations, craft plot changes, add lines, and cast their parts. The instructor will then update and customize the class script with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. Note: Students who are emerging readers (not able to read at a 3rd/4th grade level) would be better suited to the Young Actor's Playhouse class, rather than this level.

Topics in this Series: Back to the Future (Quarter 1); Mix-Up on Mars (Quarter 2); Goofed-Up Game Show (Quarter 3), Twisted Treasure Tale (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Acting- Teen Stage: Immersive Improv *HYBRID*

Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Snappy comebacks, one-liners, sarcasm, exaggeration, irony...and teenagers. These things just go together! Improv gives kids an outlet for fun, creative stories and spontaneous humor. Teens who find amusement in the unexpected and humor in the unpredictable will enjoy improvisational acting!

Third quarter, actors will continue to hone their "short game", or short form improv skills. Class activities will teach students how to do edits, perfect their scene work, create characters, escalate emotions, elevate relationships, and use object work to create a more involved stories. They learn about timing, transitions, and how to connect scenes and travel through the improv story with recurring characters, patterns, and common themes to portray a hilarious or witty situation. Class exercises will help students improve listening stills and build the collective, group imagination.

Improvisation is the art of entertaining with connected, unpredictable twists and turns often seen from the great comedians and best live entertainers. Improv students will improve their ability to think on-their-feet, play off each other, and react with spontaneous wit, sarcasm, and irony. Actors' creative thinking and communication skills will be strengthened as they work "outside-of-the-box" and learn to read their audience.

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. If you have taken this class before, go ahead and take it again because no two classes are ever alike. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a 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.

Note: This will be a Hybrid class in which the class meets in person 4X each quarter and meets online in a synchronous, virtual classroom 3-4 times each quarter. As a rule, in-person and online weeks will alternate, but that might change from quarter to quarter to accommodate the instructor's travel and performance schedule.

Topics in this Series: Irresistible Improv (Quarter 1), Innovative Improv (Quarter 2), Immersive Improv (Quarter 3), Improv in Action (Quarter 4). Continuing students from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next quarter.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hour per week outside of class.

Assignments: If any, will be sent to parents and students by e-mail.

Assessments: will not be given.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $173.00

Acting- Teen Stage: Improv in Action *HYBRID*

Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Snappy comebacks, one-liners, sarcasm, exaggeration, irony...and teenagers. These things just go together! Improv gives kids an outlet for fun, creative stories and spontaneous humor. Teens who find amusement in the unexpected and humor in the unpredictable will enjoy improvisational acting!

Feeling sketchy? Fourth quarter, actors will learn sketch-writing! Students will discover how to come up with the premises for sketches, how to develop these scenarios through patterns and themes, and how to develop interesting, hilarious, and charming characters. Actors will learn the skill of playing to spot what works, highlighting and building that, then playing some more, all while recording, refining, rehearsing, producing, acting, and evaluating. The class will learn different writing techniques throughout the course such as break the rules, who/what/where, repeating/escalating, reversal, switching, exaggerating, and role reversal. The class will use the "game of the scene" to find that one, simple, magical line that they will expand to captivate the audience. The group will improvise to get ideas for scripts and will reverse play to improve scripts.

Improvisation is the art of entertaining with connected, unpredictable twists and turns often seen from the great comedians and best live entertainers. Improv students will improve their ability to think on-their-feet, play off each other, and react with spontaneous wit, sarcasm, and irony. Actors' creative thinking and communication skills will be strengthened as they work "outside-of-the-box" and learn to read their audience.

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. If you have taken this class before, go ahead and take it again because no two classes are ever alike. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a 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.

Note: This will be a Hybrid class in which the class meets in person 4X each quarter and meets online in a synchronous, virtual classroom 3-4 times each quarter. As a rule, in-person and online weeks will alternate, but that might change from quarter to quarter to accommodate the instructor's travel and performance schedule.

Topics in this Series: Irresistible Improv (Quarter 1), Innovative Improv (Quarter 2), Immersive Improv (Quarter 3), Improv in Action (Quarter 4). Continuing students from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next quarter.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hour per week outside of class.

Assignments: If any, will be sent to parents and students by e-mail.

Assessments: will not be given.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $173.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Mirror of Most Value: A Ms Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2022

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

A glimpse of the Marvel Universe comes to stage! In this "marvelous" scripted play for school theater, actors and audience will learn some of the backstories of their favorite superheroes.

Meet Kamala Khan- a regular, 16-year old high school student from Jersey City. Before she was Ms Marvel, the sidekick of Carol Danvers' Captain Marvel, she was an awkward, nerdy teen. Kamala Khan struggles with her strict parents, her schoolwork, AND her superpowers. She tries to balance fighting crimes and physics class. When Kamala decides to boost her alter ego's image by writing her own Ms Marvel fan fiction, she starts to lose track of what really matters- her studies and her relationships. Join young Ms Marvel as she learns to accept herself and figures out what kind of hero she will be.

This script comes from Marvel Spotlight, a collection of plays from the Marvel Universe. Students, along with their acting instructor, will cast, rehearse, and coordinate a class performance of this comedy. Students will be encouraged to design and assemble simple costumes, props, and backdrops from items at home. Student actors will be expected to learn their lines and participate fully. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work 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. The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the semester.

Topics in this Series: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play (Marvel Spotlight)- Semester 1; Mirror of Most Value: A Ms Marvel Play (Marvel Spotlight)- Semester 2. Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester. Material Fee There is a $30.00 licensed script fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $236.00

Acting: Kids' Theater: Freaky Friday

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Kids take to the stage as they collaboratively write and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. From dawn to dusk, what happened to make an ordinary weekday turn into a fabulously funny, frivolous, freaky Friday?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through the two, prepared scripts together. Through group activities and guided discussion, they will create new characters, brainstorm variations, craft plot changes, add lines, and cast their parts. The instructor will then update and customize the class script with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. Note: Students who are emerging readers (not able to read at a 3rd/4th grade level) would be better suited to the Young Actor's Playhouse class, rather than this level.

Topics in this Series: Secrets and Spies (Quarter 1), Time Travel Tale (Quarter 2), Super Duper New Superheroes (Quarter 3), and Freaky Friday (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Acting: Kids' Theater: Super Duper New Superheroes

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Kids take to the stage as they collaboratively write and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. Will their superheroes have super speed or stupendous strength? What happens when these characters collide with vicious villains?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through the two, prepared scripts together. Through group activities and guided discussion, they will create new characters, brainstorm variations, craft plot changes, add lines, and cast their parts. The instructor will then update and customize the class script with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. Note: Students who are emerging readers (not able to read at a 3rd/4th grade level) would be better suited to the Young Actor's Playhouse class, rather than this level.

Topics in this Series: Secrets and Spies (Quarter 1), Time Travel Tale (Quarter 2), Super Duper New Superheroes (Quarter 3), and Freaky Friday (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Acting: Teen Scene- One Act Spin-Offs and Spoofs

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 14, 2022

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

Teens will enjoy the creativity and camaraderie of putting on a one-act comedy that is a spin-off or spoof on a well-known tale. The class will begin by reading through three* possible scripts to select one that bests suits their group and grabs their interest from among:

  • To Kill a Mocking Birdie
  • Puffs: One Act for Young Wizards
  • The Mad Tea Party
  • Students, along with their acting coach, will cast, rehearse, and coordinate a class performance. Teens will enjoy taking on unusual personas and bringing their characters to life while interacting with classmates. They will be encouraged to design and assemble simple costumes, props, and backdrops from items at home. They will be expected to learn their lines and fully participate in planning their performance. The group will perform the 45-60 minute piece for family and friends at the end of the semester.

    Classes in acting and theater education build a teen's confidence along with improving their social and communication skills. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class.

    (*An additional script might be introduced based on final cast size.)

    Topics in this Series: One Act Murder Mysteries (Semester 1), One Act Spin-Offs and Spoofs (Semester 2). Continuing students from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next semester.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hour per week outside of class.

    Assignments: If any, will be sent to parents and students by e-mail.

    Assessments: will not be given.

    Supply Fee: There is a $30.00 licensed script fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $355.00

    Acting: Young Actor's Playhouse: Under the Sea Secrets

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Acting is an adventure! Young actors will create an imaginative storyline and unique characters for their very own original performance. What will happen if whales and walruses meet flashy fish and mystical mermaids in a unique underwater undertaking?

    Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

    Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

    Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

    Topics in this Series: Fantastic Fables (Quarter 1); Magical Monsters (Quarter 2); Arctic Adventure (Quarter 3); and Under the Sea Secrets (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

    Acting: Young Actor's Playhouse: Wacky Wild West

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Acting is an adventure! Young actors will wander into the wild west to develop a unique and original play featuring creative characters. Will they become swashbuckling sheriffs, cool cowboys, or outrageous outlaws in their very own wacky western?

    Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

    Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

    Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

    Topics in this Series: Medieval Madness (Quarter 1); Silliest Circus (Quarter 2); Outrageous Outer Space (Quarter 3); and Wacky Wild West (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

    Acting: Young Actor's Playhouse: Arctic Adventure

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Acting is an adventure! Young actors will work together to develop an original play featuring polar pals enjoying frigid fun. What will happen when penguins and polar bears meet seals and snowy owls in icy incidents and snowy scenes?

    Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

    Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

    Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

    Topics in this Series: Fantastic Fables (Quarter 1); Magical Monsters (Quarter 2); Arctic Adventure (Quarter 3); and Under the Sea Secrets (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

    Acting: Young Actor's Playhouse: Outrageous Outer Space

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Acting is an adventure! Young actors will voyage into the depths of outer space to create an original play with creative characters like aliens, asteroids, and astronauts. Will they travel to populated planets, strange solar systems, or gargantuan galaxies in their extraterrestrial adventures?

    Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

    Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

    Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

    Topics in this Series: Medieval Madness (Quarter 1); Silliest Circus (Quarter 2); Outrageous Outer Space (Quarter 3); and Wacky Wild West (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

    Algebra I

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 9, 2021

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: David Chelf

    Grade Range: 7th-10th

    Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra

    This is a complete course in high school Algebra I which will cover fundamental concepts in algebra and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. This course is designed to emphasize the study of algebraic problem-solving with the incorporation of real-world applications. Topics in Algebra I include number systems, linear systems, rational numbers, complex numbers, exponents, roots, radicals, quadratic equations, polynomials, factoring, absolute values, ratios, and proportions. In addition, the course will cover solving and graphing systems of functions, linear equations, and inequalities. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and open-ended problem-solving.

    Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation in pre-algebra topics in order to take this class.
    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.25-1.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most non-class days. Homework assignments will run on a 13-day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
    Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
    Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic take-home tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parent-awarded course grade.
    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra I: Expressions, Equations, and Applications by Paul A. Foerster. It is available in a few different editions, each of which is virtually identical: 2nd edition (ISBN-10 020125073X, ISBN-13 978-0201250732), 3rd edition (ISBN-10 0201860945, ISBN-13 978-0201860948), and Classic edition (ISBN-10 020132458X, ISBN-13 978-0201324587). It is also available under the title Foerster Algebra I, Classics edition (ISBN-10 0131657089, ISBN-13 978-0131657083). A calculator is not needed for this course.
    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra I for purposes of a high school transcript.

    10.06.23.06

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    Algebra II

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 7, 2021

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: David Chelf

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    This is a complete course in high school Algebra II which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Algebra II include linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and irrational algebraic functions, and quadratic relations and systems. In addition, this course will cover higher degree functions with complex numbers, sequences and series, probability, data analysis, and trigonometric and circular functions. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and open-ended problem solving.

    Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.25-1.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most non-class days. Homework assignments will run on a 13-day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
    Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. In lieu of a graphing calculator, students should have access to websites desmos.com and wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
    Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic take-home tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parent-awarded course grade.
    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications- Prentice Hall Classics (ISBN-10 0131657100, ISBN-13 978-0131657106). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx-115ES PLUS is required for this class.
    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Algebra II for purposes of a high school transcript.

    10.06.23.06

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    American History Alive! The 20th Century (Herndon)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Various

    Grade Range: 3rd-Adult

    Prerequisites: None

    Step back in time each week for a one-of-a-kind rendez-vous with key personalities in American history. Fourth quarter appearances will focus on the early twentieth century. Meet great Americans such as Henry Ford, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, General Pershing (WWI), Amelia Earhart, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rosie the Riveter, and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Each week a professional, costumed living history interpreter will deliver a compelling first-person performance portraying his or her role in American history. Living history actors are the professionals employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. They have typically studied their historical character for years and tell their story in first person. Presentations are conversational in style, occasionally involve the audience, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actors answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid parent or adult. Parents and siblings interested in the program must register and pay separately.

    Topics in this series include: The 1700s (Quarter 1); The 1800s (Quarter 2); The Civil War (Quarter 3); and the 20th Century (Quarter 4).

    32 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $194.00

    American History Alive! The Civil War

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Various

    Grade Range: 3rd-Adult

    Prerequisites: None

    Step back in time each week for a one-of-a-kind rendez vous with key personalities in American history. Third quarter appearances will focus on the Civil War and mid 1800s. Meet great Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant & Julia Dent Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, and Susan B. Anthony.

    Each week a professional, costumed living history interpreter will deliver a compelling first-person performance portraying his or her role in American history. Living history actors are the professionals employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. They have typically studied their historical character for years and tell their story in first person. Presentations are conversational in style, occasionally involve the audience, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actors answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paid parent or adult. Parents and siblings interested in the program must register and pay separately.

    Topics in this series include: The 1700s (Quarter 1); The 1800s (Quarter 2); The Civil War (Quarter 3); and the 20th Century (Quarter 4).

    32 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $194.00

    American Sign Language (ASL) I

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 10, 2021

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sagar Kothari

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Are you interested in learning a new language that is used right here in America? Are you intrigued by a modern language that has no written form? Do you want to find out why American Sign Language is much more closely linked to French Sign Language than British Sign Language? If so, American Sign Language (ASL) is a great language for you! In this class, students will learn the basic skills in production and comprehension of ASL while covering thematic units such as personal and family life, school, social life, and community. Each unit will include presentations and readings on Deaf culture and Deaf history. Students will learn fingerspelling and numbers, developing conversational ability, culturally appropriate behaviors, and fundamental ASL grammar. Class time will be dedicated to interactive ASL activities and face-to-face signing practice with the instructor and partners.

    ASL students will have a Deaf instructor. He regularly teaches all-hearing classes and is an excellent role model for students to meet and interact with a native speaker of ASL and to lean natural facial expressions, gestures, and body language used in Deaf communications. ASL students will have more confidence when they encounter Deaf instructors in college or greet speakers of ASL in social settings. Because the instructor is Deaf, students are not permitted to speak aloud in class. This approach improves visual attention and encourages immersion in the language. Students will be able to ask questions of the instructor by writing on individual white boards, but they will be encouraged to sign in order to communicate with the instructor. Lessons are facilitated with Power Point presentations, and a professional ASL interpreter will assist the class on the first day of class. Enrolled students are not expected to know any sign language prior to beginning ASL I.

    Hundreds of colleges and universities, including all public institutions of higher learning in Virginia, accept ASL as a distinct foreign language. This allows hearing and Deaf students to fulfill foreign language requirements for admission to college. Teens who have difficulty writing, spelling, or have challenging pronunciation in English, can be successful with ASL as a second or foreign language choice. Penn State University research demonstrated that the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours each week outside of class on required vocabulary exercises, readings, and signing practice.

    Assignments: Homework assignments will be posted online in the Canvas digital classroom platform. There may be some brief written assignments, but for most homework assignments, students will be asked to post short videos of themselves signing. Students will need either a camera phone or webcam to complete these assignments. They will use the Go React platform to upload their signing videos so the instructor can make comments/leave feedback in ASL and English.

    Assessments: The instructor will assign points using a class rubric for the parent's use in assigning a course grade. Course rubrics will evaluate students on their sign production, fingerspelling, ASL grammar, facial expressions including "above the nose" grammar (brows and body movement), and "below the nose" modifiers (lip expressions).

    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent "Signing Naturally Units 1-6 workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212105) which includes a DVD or signing videos. This class will cover units 1-4.

    Supply Fee: There is a $60.00 supply fee for the student license to the GoReact assessment platform.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in World Languages for purposes of a high school transcript.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $697.00

    American Sign Language (ASL) II

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 10, 2021

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sagar Kothari

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites: ASL I

    Students of ASL will continue to improve their fluency in this 2nd year course. As students become more advanced signers, emphasis will be on focusing on the meaning of a conversation (whole) rather than individual signs (parts). In conversation, students will learn to confirm information by asking questions in context. Second year students will continue to build their vocabulary, apply ASL grammar, and will learn to make requests, ask for advice, give opinions, make comparisons and use superlatives, and narrate stories. Other skills covered in ASL II include expressing year, phone numbers, time, and currency in numbers, appearance, clothing, giving directions, locations, etc. Each unit will include presentations and readings on Deaf culture and Deaf history. Class time will be dedicated to interactive ASL activities and signing practice.

    ASL students will have a Deaf instructor. He regularly teaches all-hearing classes and is an excellent role model for students to meet and interact with a native speaker of ASL and to lean natural facial expressions, gestures, and body language used in Deaf communications. ASL students will have more confidence when they encounter Deaf instructors in college or greet speakers of ASL in social settings. Because the instructor is Deaf, students are not permitted to speak aloud in class. This approach improves visual attention and encourages immersion in the language. Students will be able to ask questions of the instructor by writing on individual white boards, but they will be encouraged to sign in order to communicate with the instructor. Lessons are facilitated with Power Point presentations, and a professional ASL interpreter will assist the class on the first day of class.

    Hundreds of colleges and universities, including all public institutions of higher learning in Virginia, accept ASL as a distinct foreign language. This allows hearing and Deaf students to fulfill foreign language requirements for admission to college. Teens who have difficulty writing, spelling, or have challenging pronunciation in English, can be successful with ASL as a second or foreign language choice. Penn State University research demonstrated that the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours each week outside of class on required vocabulary exercises, readings, and signing practice.

    Assignments: Homework assignments will be posted online in the Canvas digital classroom platform. Through Canvas, students will be asked to post short videos of themselves signing as homework. Enrolled students will be asked to review ASL 1 vocabulary, grammar, and facial expressions. They will use the Go React platform to upload their signing videos so the instructor can make comments/leave feedback in ASL and English.

    Assessments: The instructor will assign points using a class rubric for the parent's use in assigning a course grade. Course rubrics will evaluate students on their sign production, fingerspelling, ASL grammar, facial expressions including "above the nose" grammar (brows and body movement), and "below the nose" modifiers (lip expressions).

    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent "Signing Naturally Units 1-6 workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212105) and "Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212211) which includes a DVD of signing videos. This class will cover units 5-8.

    Supply Fee: There is a $60.00 supply fee for the student license to the GoReact assessment platform.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in World Languages for purposes of a high school transcript.

    10.07.23.06

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $697.00

    American Sign Language (ASL) III

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 10, 2021

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sagar Kothari

    Grade Range: 10th-12th

    Prerequisites: ASL II

    Students of ASL will continue to improve their fluency in this 3rd year course. As students become more advanced signers, emphasis will be on focusing on the meaning of a conversation (whole) and storytellings rather than individual signs (parts) or phrases. In conversation, students will learn to confirm information by asking questions in context. Third year students will continue to build their vocabulary, apply ASL grammar, and will learn to describe places, giving directions, giving opinions about others, discussing plans and goals, ask for advice, give opinions, make comparisons and use superlatives, and narrate stories. Other skills covered in ASL III include expressing year, phone numbers, time, and currency in numbers, giving directions, locations, etc. Each unit will include presentations and readings on Deaf culture and Deaf history. Class time will be dedicated to interactive ASL activities and signing practice.

    ASL students will have a Deaf instructor. He regularly teaches all-hearing classes and is an excellent role model for students to meet and interact with a native speaker of ASL and to lean natural facial expressions, gestures, and body language used in Deaf communications. ASL students will have more confidence when they encounter Deaf instructors in college or greet speakers of ASL in social settings. Because the instructor is Deaf, students are not permitted to speak aloud in class. This approach improves visual attention and encourages immersion in the language. Students will be able to ask questions of the instructor by writing on individual white boards, but they will be encouraged to sign in order to communicate with the instructor. Lessons are facilitated with Power Point presentations, and a professional ASL interpreter will assist the class on the first day of class.

    Hundreds of colleges and universities, including all public institutions of higher learning in Virginia, accept ASL as a distinct foreign language. This allows hearing and Deaf students to fulfill foreign language requirements for admission to college. Teens who have difficulty writing, spelling, or have challenging pronunciation in English, can be successful with ASL as a second or foreign language choice. Penn State University research demonstrated that the visual and kinesthetic elements of ASL helped to enhance the vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills in hearing students.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours each week outside of class on required vocabulary exercises, readings, and signing practice.

    Assignments: Homework assignments will be posted online in the Canvas digital classroom platform. Through Canvas, students will be asked to post short videos of themselves signing as homework. Enrolled students will be asked to review ASL 1 vocabulary, grammar, and facial expressions.

    Assessments: The instructor will assign points using a class rubric for the parent's use in assigning a course grade. Course rubrics will evaluate students on their sign production, fingerspelling, ASL grammar, facial expressions including “above the nose” grammar (brows and body movement), and “below the nose” modifiers (lip expressions).

    Supply Fee: There is a $60.00 supply fee for the student license to the GoReact assessment platform.

    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent "Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook" (ISBN# 978-1581212211) which includes a DVD of signing videos. This class will cover units 9-12.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in World Languages for purposes of a high school transcript.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $697.00

    Anatomy & Physiology Lab (On-Level or Honors)

    Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Karen Shumway

    Grade Range: 10th-12th

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    Did you know?- The brain is only 2% of the mass of a body, but demands 20% of our oxygen and blood supply. Babies are born with 300 bones, but have only 206 by adulthood, and every second, your body produces 25 million new cells. The anatomy and physiology of the human body is a fascinating field filled with astonishing facts about how we function. Students interested in going into any health or wellness careers in the future should consider taking anatomy and physiology: medicine (doctor), nursing, sports or rehabilitative medicine, medical assistant, medical technician, radiology/imaging, physical therapy, veterinarian, or personal trainer, as examples.

    In this semester-long high school lab science course, the class will move through systems of the body starting with the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, endocrine system, and senses (unit 3); the circulatory system, lymphatic system, and immune responses (unit 4); the respiratory and urinary system, upper and lower digestive tracts, and nutrition, metabolism (unit 5); and reproduction and human development (unit 6) including the male and female systems, growth, and genetics/heredity.

    Weekly, hands-on labs and dissections will correspond to lecture content to reinforce concepts. A partial list of labs includes: blood typing, muscle biophysics, enzymes/digestion, urinalysis, kidneys and blood filtration, and bone construction. Comparative vertebrate anatomy will be examined through four dissections: owl pellet (for vole and shrew skeletal remains), frog, dogfish, and fetal pig. A venipuncture lab unit will teach the basic principles and techniques of phlebotomy.

    Classwork will come from assigned readings in the text along with online EdX lectures, viewed at home, from the University of Michigan. Students will also be assigned scientific and non-fiction books on anatomy and physiology (The Body: A Guide for Occupants; The Icepick Surgeon; Human Anatomy, a Visual History; Stiff, The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; and Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body) to read and discuss. Students will be required to write one formal lab report per semester and practice technical writing skills.

    Note:This course has two class meetings: In-person Lecture from 2:00 pm- 2:55 pm on Thursdays and in-person Lab from 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm on Mondays. Students must enroll in both sections.

    Prerequisites: High school Algebra I

    Levels:

    Students may opt to take this course at the honors level. All class members complete the same core material and participate in the same labs. Students taking the course at the honors level have additional assignments and alternative scoring. Honors students will be required to write a research paper on a physiology topic, using a minimum of five sources each. Honors students will also be expected to memorize anatomical structures observed during dissections and take a test identifying structures on labeled photographs. Finally, Honors students will be expected to memorize the majority of the human skeleton including the Latin names of bones and major muscles. Students must identify their level prior to the start of class. At any point in the year, a student may transition from honors to on-level if the workload exceeds the students' expectations.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week outside of class. Outside work must be completed to support the "flipped classroom" approach to this course in which the student pre-reads and prepares much of the lecture content at home, allowing in-person class time to be spent on highlights, clarification of challenging topics, class discussion, homework review, demonstrations, labs, and activities. In addition, students should plan for additional meeting and coordination time some weeks with their lab partners in-person, by phone, using shared documents, and/or via virtual meeting.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message the instructor and classmates. Students will have a mandatory pre-lab assignment that must be completed prior to lab and will serve as the student's "ticket" into the lab session each week.

    Assessments: Students will earn points for completed lab packets, chapter tests, and semester exams. Parents can calculate a letter grade using the student's points earned divided by points available. Parents may view all scoring and comments at any time through the Canvas site. Students have the option of paying for a verified certificate demonstrating successful completion of the online EdX Anatomy series which is used as a supplement to this course.

    Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase or rent Anatomy & Physiology, 10th ed. by Patton (ISBN #978-0323528900). Students should purchase Netter's Anatomy Coloring (ISBN-13: 978-0323545037) and The Physiology Coloring Book (ISBN-13: 978-0321036636). Students should also set up access to EdX's online lecture series "Anatomy" by the University of Michigan.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $65 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a composition notebook, graph paper, lab equipment and supplies, and safety supplies.

    What to Bring: Students should bring a paper or a notebook, pen or pencil, and a set of colored pencils to class each week.

    What to Wear: Students should not wear any loose, drapey clothing to lab. They should also come to class with long hair tied back and should wear closed toe shoes.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a partial credit in Lab Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $0.00

    Anatomy & Physiology Lecture (On-Level or Honors)

    Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Karen Shumway

    Grade Range: 10th-12th

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    Did you know?- The brain is only 2% of the mass of a body, but demands 20% of our oxygen and blood supply. Babies are born with 300 bones, but have only 206 by adulthood, and every second, your body produces 25 million new cells. The anatomy and physiology of the human body is a fascinating field filled with astonishing facts about how we function. Students interested in going into any health or wellness careers in the future should consider taking anatomy and physiology: medicine (doctor), nursing, sports or rehabilitative medicine, medical assistant, medical technician, radiology/imaging, physical therapy, veterinarian, or personal trainer, as examples.

    In this semester-long high school lab science course, the class will move through systems of the body starting with the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, endocrine system, and senses (unit 3); the circulatory system, lymphatic system, and immune responses (unit 4); the respiratory and urinary system, upper and lower digestive tracts, and nutrition, metabolism (unit 5); and reproduction and human development (unit 6) including the male and female systems, growth, and genetics/heredity.

    Weekly, hands-on labs and dissections will correspond to lecture content to reinforce concepts. A partial list of labs includes: blood typing, muscle biophysics, enzymes/digestion, urinalysis, kidneys and blood filtration, and bone construction. Comparative vertebrate anatomy will be examined through four dissections: owl pellet (for vole and shrew skeletal remains), frog, dogfish, and fetal pig. A venipuncture lab unit will teach the basic principles and techniques of phlebotomy.

    Classwork will come from assigned readings in the text along with online EdX lectures, viewed at home, from the University of Michigan. Students will also be assigned scientific and non-fiction books on anatomy and physiology (The Body: A Guide for Occupants; The Icepick Surgeon; Human Anatomy, a Visual History; Stiff, The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; and Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body) to read and discuss. Students will be required to write one formal lab report per semester and practice technical writing skills.

    Note:This course has two class meetings: In-person Lecture from 2:00 pm- 2:55 pm on Thursdays and in-person Lab from 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm on Mondays. Students must enroll in both sections.

    Prerequisites: High school Algebra I

    Levels:

    Students may opt to take this course at the honors level. All class members complete the same core material and participate in the same labs. Students taking the course at the honors level have additional assignments and alternative scoring. Honors students will be required to write a research paper on a physiology topic, using a minimum of five sources each. Honors students will also be expected to memorize anatomical structures observed during dissections and take a test identifying structures on labeled photographs. Finally, Honors students will be expected to memorize the majority of the human skeleton including the Latin names of bones and major muscles. Students must identify their level prior to the start of class. At any point in the year, a student may transition from honors to on-level if the workload exceeds the students' expectations.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week outside of class. Outside work must be completed to support the "flipped classroom" approach to this course in which the student pre-reads and prepares much of the lecture content at home, allowing in-person class time to be spent on highlights, clarification of challenging topics, class discussion, homework review, demonstrations, labs, and activities. In addition, students should plan for additional meeting and coordination time some weeks with their lab partners in-person, by phone, using shared documents, and/or via virtual meeting.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message the instructor and classmates. Students will have a mandatory pre-lab assignment that must be completed prior to lab and will serve as the student's "ticket" into the lab session each week.

    Assessments: Students will earn points for completed lab packets, chapter tests, and semester exams. Parents can calculate a letter grade using the student's points earned divided by points available. Parents may view all scoring and comments at any time through the Canvas site. Students have the option of paying for a verified certificate demonstrating successful completion of the online EdX Anatomy series which is used as a supplement to this course.

    Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase or rent Anatomy & Physiology, 10th ed. by Patton (ISBN #978-0323528900). Students should purchase Netter's Anatomy Coloring (ISBN-13: 978-0323545037) and The Physiology Coloring Book (ISBN-13: 978-0321036636). Students should also set up access to EdX's online lecture series "Anatomy" by the University of Michigan.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $65 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a composition notebook, graph paper, lab equipment and supplies, and safety supplies.

    What to Bring: Students should bring a paper or a notebook, pen or pencil, and a set of colored pencils to class each week.

    What to Wear: Students should not wear any loose, drapey clothing to lab. They should also come to class with long hair tied back and should wear closed toe shoes.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a partial credit in Lab Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $675.00

    Ancient Justice: Crime & Punishment in the Roman Republic

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    This class will explore the judicial processes of the Roman Republic. Starting with the Regicide of the Tarquin King, followed by the first legal code, the Laws of the 12 Tables, all the way to the Codes of Emperor Justinian. This Semester will explore the foundation of the Roman Legal system that endures in some forms to this day. Like a traditional mock trial program, the class will hear cases, and students will defend themselves. Real historical cases will be studied and trial parts assigned to the class, which will be debated from the perspective of Plebes and Senators of ancient Rome. The class will serve as the jury and, if necessary, select period-appropriate verdicts and explain how they arrived at their decisions, while striving for period accuracy.

    Topics in this Series: Crime & Punishment in Ancient Greece (Semester 1); Roman law, From Republic to Empire (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: Google Drive (period maps, photographs and recreations) and YouTube (videos) links will be e-mailed to parents/students for homework or supplemental investigation. Textbooks: None Assessments: Will not be given. Lab/Supply Fee: The cost of photocopied class documents is included in the course fee.Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in History or Civics for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $355.00

    Art History: Catacombs to Cathedrals, Western Art Part 1 (Honors or On-Level)

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 21, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Erica Hughes

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will travel through time and around the world in this survey of the history of art! The class will look at images of art as religious icons, records of historical events, myths, portraits, propaganda, conveyors of power and authority, and fantasy to answer the big question, "What is the function of art aside from being aesthetically pleasing?" Students will be asked to predict how their definition of art will change throughout the course of the year.

    This unique exploration of art history will be enlivened by rich class discussions, projects, visits to exhibits, and the instructor's own creative style and personal experience at significant historical sites throughout the ancient world. Following the AP syllabus for this course, students will learn about the people and concepts behind each type of art, considering that the conditions of the time influenced the art and architecture: physical location, settlement, innovation, warfare, politics, beliefs, religion, funerary practices, and interconnections to other, contemporary cultures.

    This study of the history of art will begin with the earliest known Christian art, and how its symbols evolved from Old Testament figures while still illegal. The image of Jesus will be traced from a young shepherd reminiscent of Apollo, to a stern Byzantine pantokrator, to a threatening Romanesque judge, to the caring and almost human Gothic hippy Christ. Covering the thousand years from the secretive catacombs of 200 AD through the height of Gothic architecture, the class will examine cross-cultural and pan-European elements of artworks and architecture. Next the study of art will take students to the East, to see the various influences in Byzantine art. Students will learn about the techniques of mosaic and see the grandeur of the Orthodox relics and icons. The influence of contact with Islam through the Crusades will be seen in the periods of iconoclasm.

    After considering the differences between Islamic and Muslim arts, the students' exploration will move into the Early Medieval Period to investigate Carolingian and Ottonian painting, furniture and tapestries, and how these were based upon a desire to emulate those of the Roman Empire. The return of sculpture through decorative capitals enclosing cloisters and tympana covering the entranceways to churches is seen in the Romanesque Period, named for the first universalizing style across all of Europe. Finally, the class will reach the Gothic period across Europe to discuss the origins of its name, modifications to cathedrals across the early high and decadent Gothic periods, and compare French with English Gothic styles.

    Levels:This course is offered at two levels, On-Level and Honors. They have different workloads, but meet together. Honors students will work at a university freshman level, while on-level students will use the same textbook, but will have less homework.

    Topics in this Series: Caves to Colosseum, Prehistoric to Ancient Art (Semester 1), Catacombs to Cathedrals, Western Art Part 1 (Semester 2), Renaissance to Recent, Western Art Part 2 (Semester 3), Asia to Africa, Non-Western Art (Semester 4) Workload: Honors students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class; on-level students should expect to spend 1 hour outside of class. Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments, quizzes, and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address to be set up users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload. For each chapter, there will be open book quizzes, and students should be able to describe their three favorite works. There will be a semester project based on the creation of one's own myth and culture. Image recognition is key to learning art history. Each semester, students will be assigned approximately 60 images to identify on the midterm and final. On-level students should be able to identify the art or object by style. Honors students are expected to learn the name, description and compare/contrast the images. Assessments: Points will be assigned for projects, quizzes, chapter summaries, and exams, and parents may use the total points earned to assign a class grade. Quizzes will be administered through Canvas. Textbook: Students should purchase or rent Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, 15th Edition by Fred Kleiner (ISBN 13- 978-285754994). Registration. All students will register online for the same course. Students must designate their intent to take the On-Level or Honors by the first week of class. Once the course has begun, students may move down a level (from Honors to on-level) at any time. However, once classes have begun, students may not "bump up" a level. Credit:Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in History or Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $405.00

    Art in Action: American Landscape Artists

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Kerry Diederich

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites: None

    Elementary artists can get in on the action as they learn about a different artist or artistic style each week and create a representative piece using a wide range of artistic supplies such as tempura and water color paints, pastels, pencils, cray pas, oil pastel crayons, specialty papers, sculpting media, and embellishments.

    Fourth quarter, the class will meet American landscape artists Thomas Cole, George Bingham, George Inness, Albert Bierstadt, Edward Hopper, and Christo. Each artist has a unique style and inspiration in their art. The class will overview the life and times of each artist and look at a sampling of their works to understand preferred subjects, style, techniques, and mediums. Then, the students will create a weekly project to represent the featured artist, such as Thomas Cole's paintings of the northeast; Edward Hopper's drawings, and Christo's 3-dimensional, multi-media "installments."

    Topics in this Series: American Artists on Display (Quarter 1); Element Art of the Ancient World (Quarter 2); Dutch and Russian Masters (Quarter 3); American Landscape Artists (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $144.00

    Art in Action: Dutch and Russian Masters

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Kerry Diederich

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites: None

    Elementary artists can get in on the action as they learn about a different artist or artistic style each week and create a representative piece using a wide range of artistic supplies such as tempura and water color paints, pastels, pencils, cray pas, oil pastel crayons, specialty papers, sculpting media, and embellishments.

    Third quarter, the class will meet Russian and Dutch masters Rembrandt Van Rijn, Piet Mondrian, M.C. Escher, Pieter Bruegel, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, and
    Mark Rothko. Each artist has a unique style and inspiration in their art. The class will overview the life and times of each artist and look at a sampling of their works to understand preferred subjects, style, techniques, and mediums. Then, the students will create a weekly project to represent the featured artist, such as Mondrian's geometric red, yellow, and blue art; Kandinsky's circle art, and Rembrandt Van Rijn's famous windmills.

    Topics in this Series: American Artists on Display (Quarter 1); Element Art of the Ancient World (Quarter 2); Dutch and Russian Masters (Quarter 3); American Landscape Artists (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $144.00

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (TUE, FRI 2-Day)

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 7, 2021

    Class Time: 9:30 am      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Sandra Preaux

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    A tsunami threatens Sumatra. A cyclone strikes the Solomon Islands. High tides hit Hilton Head. Sub-zero temps settle over Sugar Land, Texas. Atmospheric and oceanic phenomena are in the news every single day!

    Are there any forces on earth more powerful or influential than atmospheric and oceanic sciences? These fields affect almost every aspect of human existence, and understanding them can answer questions from, 'Should I bring an umbrella today?' to 'How deadly will this year's drought be in Dakar?' and 'How will changes in the Gulf Stream affect the migration and mating of Minke Whales?' Atmospheric science is an interdisciplinary field that applies geology, astronomy, physics and chemistry to meteorology, climatology and environmental science.

    In this year-long laboratory science course, students will explore the fields of Atmospheric Science first semester and Oceanic Science second semester. Atmospheric Science is the study of the physical and chemical aspects of the atmosphere which can encompass a wide variety of topics such as weather forecasting, climate change, air quality, etc. Key themes in the study of Atmospheric Science include the gas laws (temperature, pressure, volume) and air movement (buoyancy, angular momentum). Students will learn about the spectra of sunlight, reflection and refraction, and evaluate how surfaces respond to sunlight. The class will also learn about the tools of atmospheric science, such as weather instruments, rain gage, anemometer, thermometer, and barometer, and how to read weather maps and forecast hurricane paths.

    Oceanography is the study of the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the ocean. Key themes in oceanography include ocean-land interaction, atmosphere-ocean interactions (such as El Nino and La Nina cycles), wave motion, tidal cycles, currents, and thermohaline circulation. The class will consider water chemistry and the oceanic carbon cycle. Finally, students will learn how we measure and map the ocean and use earth system computer models.

    Weekly discussions will be paired with labs. Some lab assignments will take multiple weeks, and some will use computers and a spreadsheet to analyze publicly available data.

    Note: This class has a Tuesday, in-person lecture section from 10:00 am - 10:55 am in addition to the Friday lab section from 9:30 am - 10:55 am

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class.
    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message instructor and classmates.
    Assessments: Completed assignments will be assessed points. Parents can calculate a letter grade using the student's points earned divided by points available, in weighted categories that include assignments, labs, quizzes, tests, projects, and presentations. Parents may view all scoring and comments at any time through the Canvas site.
    Textbook/Materials: Students should download or purchase Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science (2018) by Roland Stull (ISBN 978-0888652836). The textbook can be downloaded for free online or purchased for $54.00 online. The textbook for oceanic sciences section will be identified before the start of Semester 2.
    https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/
    https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/world/print.html
    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $100.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
    What to Bring: Students will need to bring laptop computers to some class sessions for modeling and data analysis labs.
    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in laboratory science for purposes of a high school transcript

    10 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences- Lecture Section

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 7, 2021

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Sandra Preaux

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    A tsunami threatens Sumatra. A cyclone strikes the Solomon Islands. High tides hit Hilton Head. Sub-zero temps settle over Sugar Land, Texas. Atmospheric and oceanic phenomena are in the news every single day!

    Are there any forces on earth more powerful or influential than atmospheric and oceanic sciences? These fields affect almost every aspect of human existence, and understanding them can answer questions from, 'Should I bring an umbrella today?' to 'How deadly will this year's drought be in Dakar?' and 'How will changes in the Gulf Stream affect the migration and mating of Minke Whales?' Atmospheric science is an interdisciplinary field that applies geology, astronomy, physics and chemistry to meteorology, climatology and environmental science.

    In this year-long laboratory science course, students will explore the fields of Atmospheric Science first semester and Oceanic Science second semester. Atmospheric Science is the study of the physical and chemical aspects of the atmosphere which can encompass a wide variety of topics such as weather forecasting, climate change, air quality, etc. Key themes in the study of Atmospheric Science include the gas laws (temperature, pressure, volume) and air movement (buoyancy, angular momentum). Students will learn about the spectra of sunlight, reflection and refraction, and evaluate how surfaces respond to sunlight. The class will also learn about the tools of atmospheric science, such as weather instruments, rain gage, anemometer, thermometer, and barometer, and how to read weather maps and forecast hurricane paths.

    Oceanography is the study of the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the ocean. Key themes in oceanography include ocean-land interaction, atmosphere-ocean interactions (such as El Nino and La Nina cycles), wave motion, tidal cycles, currents, and thermohaline circulation. The class will consider water chemistry and the oceanic carbon cycle. Finally, students will learn how we measure and map the ocean and use earth system computer models.

    Weekly discussions will be paired with labs. Some lab assignments will take multiple weeks, and some will use computers and a spreadsheet to analyze publicly available data.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class.
    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message instructor and classmates.
    Assessments: Completed assignments will be assessed points. Parents can calculate a letter grade using the student's points earned divided by points available, in weighted categories that include assignments, labs, quizzes, tests, projects, and presentations. Parents may view all scoring and comments at any time through the Canvas site.
    Textbook/Materials: Students should download or purchase Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science (2018) by Roland Stull (ISBN 978-0888652836). The textbook can be downloaded for free online or purchased for $54.00 online. The textbook for oceanic sciences section will be identified before the start of Semester 2.
    https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/
    https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/world/print.html
    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $100.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
    What to Bring: Students will need to bring laptop computers to some class sessions for modeling and data analysis labs.
    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in laboratory science for purposes of a high school transcript

    10 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $1100.00

    Aviation Science: Advanced Aircraft (Drones, Gliders, Rotorcraft & More)

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Juan Urista

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    In this semester-long course, students will delve into the fascinating technology of advanced aircraft. The class will look at the aerodynamic concepts related to drones, how drones are being used today, and applications for drones in the future. They will look at FAA rules governing drones- even amateur, hobby drones- in our airspace today. The group will also look at gliders and sailplanes- unique, fixed wing aircraft with no engines. They will design and model gliders and consider their uses in aviation. Next, the students will learn about the forces, physics, and flight of rotorcraft, such as helicopters, autogyros, and gyrodynes and hybrid tiltrotors such as the V-22 Osprey. Students will weigh advantages, disadvantages, and applications of these blade and rotor- driven aircraft, including their unique ability to take of and land vertically. For these advanced type of aircraft, students will take the controls of RC (radio controlled) models. Finally, in order to plan and design for all types of aircraft, the class will learn about advanced meteorological concepts affecting aviation. This is a 16-week, semester-long class led by a professional in aviation.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $485.00

    Battle Strategies & Dioramas: The Civil War- Battle of Gettysburg (TUE)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will learn the basic history of the Civil War, with a focus on the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, the three days at Gettysburg. Gettysburg would be the last major offensive action by the Confederate Army on Union soil, shattering the myth of Lee's invincibility on the field and signaling the beginning of the Confederacy's downfall.

    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, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield. 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. 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Revolutionary War- Lexington & Concord (Quarter 1); The Alamo & the Mexican-American War (Quarter 2); The Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg (Quarter 3); and The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Battle Strategies & Dioramas: The Civil War- Battle of Gettysburg (WED)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will learn the basic history of the Civil War, with a focus on the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, the three days at Gettysburg. Gettysburg would be the last major offensive action by the Confederate Army on Union soil, shattering the myth of Lee's invincibility on the field and signaling the beginning of the Confederacy's downfall.

    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, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield. 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. 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Revolutionary War- Lexington & Concord (Quarter 1); The Alamo & the Mexican-American War (Quarter 2); The Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg (Quarter 3); and The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Battle Strategies & Dioramas: The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (TUE)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    In the late 19th century, the US had expanded rapidly across North America, leaving nowhere to go but overseas. To this end, we began to build a powerful, modern navy of steel warships, like the USS Maine. These ships sailed the world, "showing the flag" and letting our allies and enemies alike know that the US was an industrial force to be reckoned with. This went well until February 1898, when the USS Maine unexpectedly blew up in Havana harbor, where she'd been "showing the flag" in case the Cuban revolts against the Spanish there threatened American financial interests. Never one to miss an opportunity to sell newspapers, William Randolph Hearst (among others) reported that the ship had been sunk by a Spanish mine. This was not true, but that did not matter to "yellow journalists" who were the "fake news" or tabloids of that time. The story sold well and whipped the American people into a war frenzy. "Remember the Maine!" became the battle cry of the coming Spanish-American war. This class will cover the beginning of America's overseas empire, pre-World War 1 American politics of the Gilded age, and the beginning of the age of modern war.

    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, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield. 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. 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Revolutionary War- Lexington & Concord (Quarter 1); The Alamo & the Mexican-American War (Quarter 2); The Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg (Quarter 3); and The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Battle Strategies & Dioramas: The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    In the late 19th century, the US had expanded rapidly across North America, leaving nowhere to go but overseas. To this end, we began to build a powerful, modern navy of steel warships, like the USS Maine. These ships sailed the world, "showing the flag" and letting our allies and enemies alike know that the US was an industrial force to be reckoned with. This went well until February 1898, when the USS Maine unexpectedly blew up in Havana harbor, where she'd been "showing the flag" in case the Cuban revolts against the Spanish there threatened American financial interests. Never one to miss an opportunity to sell newspapers, William Randolph Hearst (among others) reported that the ship had been sunk by a Spanish mine. This was not true, but that did not matter to "yellow journalists" who were the "fake news" or tabloids of that time. The story sold well and whipped the American people into a war frenzy. "Remember the Maine!" became the battle cry of the coming Spanish-American war. This class will cover the beginning of America's overseas empire, pre-World War 1 American politics of the Gilded age, and the beginning of the age of modern war.

    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, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield. 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. 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Revolutionary War- Lexington & Concord (Quarter 1); The Alamo & the Mexican-American War (Quarter 2); The Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg (Quarter 3); and The Spanish-American War, Invasion of San Juan Hill, Cuba (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Beginner 'Bots: Creepy Crawlies (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program a different whimsical, mechanized project each week using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

    Fourth quarter, students will model and motorize creepy crawly creatures such as a crab, praying mantis, scorpion, snail, ant, spider, tadpole, and more.

    Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

    Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

    Topics in this Series: Animated Animals (Quarter 1), Jurassic Giants (Quarter 2); Rush Hour! (Quarter 3), and Creepy Crawlies (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $199.00

    Beginner 'Bots: Creepy Crawlies (TUE)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program a different whimsical, mechanized project each week using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

    Fourth quarter, students will model and motorize creepy crawly creatures such as a crab, praying mantis, scorpion, snail, ant, spider, tadpole, and more.

    Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

    Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

    Topics in this Series: Animated Animals (Quarter 1), Jurassic Giants (Quarter 2); Rush Hour! (Quarter 3), and Creepy Crawlies (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $199.00

    Beginner 'Bots: Rush Hour! (TUE)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program a different whimsical, mechanized project each week using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

    Third quarter, rush hour comes to Compass as students build and program automated vehicles like a dune buggy, Formula 1 race car, tow truck, tractor trailer, bus, and more.

    Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

    Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

    Topics in this Series: Animated Animals (Quarter 1), Jurassic Giants (Quarter 2); Rush Hour! (Quarter 3), and Creepy Crawlies (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $199.00

    Beginner 'Bots: Rush Hour! (WED)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program a different whimsical, mechanized project each week using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

    Third quarter, rush hour comes to Compass as students build and program automated vehicles like a dune buggy, Formula 1 race car, tow truck, tractor trailer, bus, and more.

    Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

    Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

    Topics in this Series: Animated Animals (Quarter 1), Jurassic Giants (Quarter 2); Rush Hour! (Quarter 3), and Creepy Crawlies (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $199.00

    Beginning Ukulele

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Wyndy Frederick

    Grade Range: 4th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    Did you know that the ukulele is not just a miniature guitar? It is a member of the Portuguese lute family, but its sound was popularized in Hawaiian music. Ukulele's fun, compact size also appeals to kids and is a great "first" stringed instrument! In this class, kids will learn how to hold and strum the ukulele. They will learn notes and chords and simple, songs. Students will also learn beginning music skills including reading music. Each student should have a good quality ukulele for the class. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $15.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a music notebook.

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $172.00

    Build It Better! Gadgets & Gizmos

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    LEGO Mindstorms components and motors are not just for building robots! These interconnecting pieces can be constructed into an infinite number of unique, mechanized machines- much like an erector set!

    Each week, students will build a new gadget or gizmo like a mechanized inchworm, a ball shooter, a claw, an insect-like crawler, and more. Students will incorporate simple machines, complex machines, and small motors into their projects. They will work with new parts, more gears, and specialty pieces that they have not used even in prior 'Build It Better' classes.

    Topics in this Series: Marble Mazes (Quarter 1); Crazy Contraptions (Quarter 2): Gadgets & Gizmos (Quarter 3); and Widgets and Whatsits (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Build It Better! Widgets and Whatsits

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    LEGO Mindstorms components and motors are not just for building robots! These interconnecting pieces can be constructed into an infinite number of unique, mechanized machines- much like an erector set!

    Each week, students will build a new widget or "whatsit" creation like a functioning scissor lift, a creeping spider, or a gripper. Engineer a mechanized doodler, a spirograph machine, and more. Students will incorporate simple machines, complex machines, and small motors into their projects. They will work with new parts, more gears, and specialty pieces that they have not used even in prior 'Build It Better' classes.

    Topics in this Series: Marble Mazes (Quarter 1); Crazy Contraptions (Quarter 2): Gadgets & Gizmos (Quarter 3); and Widgets and Whatsits (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Chess: Advanced Beginners 3

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 3rd-6th

    Prerequisites: Chess for Adv. Beginners 1-2 or 45 hour equivalent)

    In Advanced Beginner Chess 3, students will learn skills and strategies that build upon each other, including: Later than beginning pins; Using more or better attackers; Using more or better defenders; Finding the forcing moves when they are also the best moves; Queen and bishop teams for attacking; Queen and knight teams for attacking; and Queen and rook teams for attacking. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 15-20 hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Advanced Beginner Chess, or a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner Chess level.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Advanced Beginners 4

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 3rd-6th

    Prerequisites: Chess for Adv. Beginners 1-2 or 45 hour equivalent)

    In Advanced Beginner Chess 4, students will learn skills and strategies that build upon each other, including: Pawns: good and bad individually; Pawns: good and bad groups; Finding pins and escaping from them; Piling on a pinned piece; Trapping rooks in the opening;and Later than beginning level skewers. Advanced Beginner Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 15-20 hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Advanced Beginner Chess, or a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner Chess level.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Beginners 3 (12pm)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 2nd-5th

    Prerequisites: None

    In Beginning Chess 3, students will learn fundamental skills such as: discovered checks and attacks; pins and double checks; counting: center squares, squares of control with attackers and defenders; checkmate drills; keeping the King safe in the opening; tactics lesson 1 forks; tactics lesson 2 skewers and x-rays; reviewing opening principles. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while instructor coaches. A student can enroll in Beginning Chess 3 as his/her first class.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Beginners 3 (1pm)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 2nd-5th

    Prerequisites: None

    In Beginning Chess 3, students will learn fundamental skills such as: discovered checks and attacks; pins and double checks; counting: center squares, squares of control with attackers and defenders; checkmate drills; keeping the King safe in the opening; tactics lesson 1 forks; tactics lesson 2 skewers and x-rays; reviewing opening principles. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while instructor coaches. A student can enroll in Beginning Chess 3 as his/her first class.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Beginners 4

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 2nd-5th

    Prerequisites: None

    In Beginning Chess 4, students will review and learn strategies such as: double attacks; elementary checkmates; pawns and knights in the opening; bishops and queens in the opening; when to develop the queen in the opening; best board behavior; and 5 questions to ask before moving. Beginning Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while instructor coaches. A student should have some prior knowledge of chess basics in order to enroll in Beginning Chess 4.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Intermediate Players 3

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 4th-8th

    Prerequisites: Chess for Adv. Beginners 1-4 or 60 hour equivalent

    In Intermediate Chess 3, students will learn skills that build upon each other such as, forks two; making pins work and getting out of them; x-rays and skewers; overload; removing the guard; deflection; decoys. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 30+ hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Intermediate Chess, a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner and Advanced Beginner Chess levels, or instructor permission. Homework may be given.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Chess: Intermediate Players 4

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Peter Snow

    Grade Range: 4th-8th

    Prerequisites: Chess for Adv. Beginners 1-4 or 60 hour equivalent

    In Intermediate Chess 4, students will learn skills that build upon each other such as, two lessons on king and pawn endgames; two lessons on king with queen and pawn endgames; two lessons on king, rook and pawn endgames; and two lessons on minor piece (knight and bishop) endgames. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 30+ hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Intermediate Chess, a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner and Advanced Beginner Chess levels, or instructor permission. Homework may be given.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $127.00

    Code for a Cause- Technovation Team for Girls

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 9, 2021

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Laura Adler

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Imagine a phone app that could quickly reunite lost pets, connect the poor with resources that they need, or report a problem in the community! Code for a Cause is the Compass-based Technovation hub where middle school girls will participate in the world's largest technology entrepreneurship program for girls. Each year, Technovation teams solve real world problems through technology that they develop!

    Through Technovation, girls work with women mentors, identify a problem in their community, develop a mobile app, and launch a startup. Since 2010, 23,000 girls around the world have developed mobile apps and startups to solve problems around a diverse range of problems, including food waste, nutrition, women's safety, and much more. In this year-long program, girls will work in teams and learn the skills they need to change the world with technology.

    Girls will begin with get-to-know-you and team building activities before breaking into teams of 3-4. Each team will brainstorm to identify a problem in the community. They will propose a mobile app solution to their problem and conduct market research to see if their idea is the best possible solution. Next, the girls will learn to program their unique application using a web-based software called Thunkable (an app inventor platform). In class, girls will be coached step-by-step on the process and logic of creating an interactive application. Finally, girls will learn how to brand their app, create a business plan, and look at what it would take to bring the app to market.

    Participation in Technovation gives girls the confidence to pursue more computer science courses (70%), and give many the foundation to eventually major in computer science (26%). Technovation teams are in 100 countries, and the program is sponsored by Oracle, Google, 3M, Adobe Foundation, and others.

    TechnologyEach student will need to have- and check- her own e-mail account and bring her own laptop to class each week. Chrome Books and tablets will not work for this application.Homework Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours outside of class each week on coding or collaborating with team members. Age: The Compass team will be competing at the middle school level. Team members must not turn 15 before August 2022 for this team.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $829.00

    Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (SAT)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2022

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 4th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).Meeting Dates: This is a 6-week class that does not meet on 4/30/22.For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $189.00

    Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (THU)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female). For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (SAT)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2022

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 4th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female). Meeting Dates: This is a 6-week class that does not meet on 2/5/22.For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $189.00

    Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (THU)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (WED)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (THU)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED, 12pm)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED, 1pm)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (THU)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (WED, 12pm)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (WED, 1pm)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups (WED,11am)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties (10am)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties (11am)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups (11am)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups (12pm)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties (THU)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties 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:

    -Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

    -Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

    -Soup- White Chicken Chili

    -Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

    -Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

    -Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

    -Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

    -Extra- Strawberry Roulade

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups (THU)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will enjoy making hearty favorites and winter weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Up recipes 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:

    -Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

    -Salad- Savory Potato Salad

    -Soup- Vichyssoise

    -Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

    -Side- Stuffed Veggies

    -Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

    -Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

    -Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

    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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Morning Menus (FRI)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Trouble getting your teen to eat something in the morning? Too tired or too busy for breakfast? Teens can now enjoy a hearty, healthy start to the morning with Breakfast Table cooking classes at Compass! Teens will enjoy the fun and friendship of making and eating breakfast together. At the same time, they will learn valuable life skills in meal planning and cooking essentials, while ensuring that they have a well-balanced, nutritious start to their day.

    Breakfasts will include a cooking lesson on a different breakfast entree each week. The main dish will be accompanied by side items like juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, etc., to create a complete morning meal. Breakfasts are planned to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. The Compass chefs' breakfast adventures will include:

    • -Banana Chai Smoothie Bowl
    • -Quinoa Mango Muffins
    • -Breakfast Cookies-Wheels of Steel!
    • -In-a-Hurry Broccoli Cheddar Mug-Quiche
    • -Savory Granola Bars
    • -Egg-Wrapped Burrito
    • -Huevos Rancheros
    • - Savory Avocado Egg Toast and Sweet Strawberry Banana Ricotta Toast

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. 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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Daybreak Dishes (Quarter 1), Early Eats (Quarter 2), Sunrise Starts (Quarter 3), and Morning Menus (Quarter 4).

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided.

    What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript. For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Morning Menus (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Trouble getting your teen to eat something in the morning? Too tired or too busy for breakfast? Teens can now enjoy a hearty, healthy start to the morning with Breakfast Table cooking classes at Compass! Teens will enjoy the fun and friendship of making and eating breakfast together. At the same time, they will learn valuable life skills in meal planning and cooking essentials, while ensuring that they have a well-balanced, nutritious start to their day.

    Breakfasts will include a cooking lesson on a different breakfast entree each week. The main dish will be accompanied by side items like juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, etc., to create a complete morning meal. Breakfasts are planned to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. The Compass chefs' breakfast adventures will include:

    • -Banana Chai Smoothie Bowl
    • -Quinoa Mango Muffins
    • -Breakfast Cookies-Wheels of Steel!
    • -In-a-Hurry Broccoli Cheddar Mug-Quiche
    • -Savory Granola Bars
    • -Egg-Wrapped Burrito
    • -Huevos Rancheros
    • - Savory Avocado Egg Toast and Sweet Strawberry Banana Ricotta Toast

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. 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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Daybreak Dishes (Quarter 1), Early Eats (Quarter 2), Sunrise Starts (Quarter 3), and Morning Menus (Quarter 4).

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided.

    What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript. For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Sunrise Starts (FRI)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Trouble getting your teen to eat something in the morning? Too tired or too busy for breakfast? Teens can now enjoy a hearty, healthy start to the morning with Breakfast Table cooking classes at Compass! Teens will enjoy the fun and friendship of making and eating breakfast together. At the same time, they will learn valuable life skills in meal planning and cooking essentials, while ensuring that they have a well-balanced, nutritious start to their day.

    Breakfasts will include a cooking lesson on a different breakfast entree each week. The main dish will be accompanied by side items like juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, etc., to create a complete morning meal. Breakfasts are planned to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. The Compass chefs' breakfast adventures will include:

    • -Eggs Benedict
    • -Baked Oatmeal
    • -Protein-Packed on-the-Go Bites
    • -Hash Brown Casserole
    • -Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
    • -Granola and Energy Bars
    • -Red Pepper Avocado Eggs
    • -Chilled Chia Breakfast Pudding

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. 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: 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.

    Topics in this Series: Daybreak Dishes (Quarter 1), Early Eats (Quarter 2), Sunrise Starts (Quarter 3), and Morning Menus (Quarter 4).

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided.

    What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript. For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Best Bon Bons (THU)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating seasonal confections. Each week they will bring home fresh, handmade candies, fudge, brittle, and other delicious treats for their family and friends. This quarter, the Compass bakers' confectionary adventures will include:

    - Pineapple Gummy Candy

    - Creamsicle Fudge

    - Cinnamon truffles

    - Scotch Drops

    - White Chocolate Caramel Clusters

    - Cream Cheese Mints

    - Chocolate Molding

    - Layered Mint Candy

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging candy-making class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

    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 small group.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Best Bon Bons (WED)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating seasonal confections. Each week they will bring home fresh, handmade candies, fudge, brittle, and other delicious treats for their family and friends. This quarter, the Compass bakers' confectionary adventures will include:

    - Pineapple Gummy Candy

    - Creamsicle Fudge

    - Cinnamon truffles

    - Scotch Drops

    - White Chocolate Caramel Clusters

    - Cream Cheese Mints

    - Chocolate Molding

    - Layered Mint Candy

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging candy-making class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

    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 small group.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Spring Sweets (THU)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating seasonal confections. Each week they will bring home fresh, handmade candies, fudge, brittle, and other delicious treats for their family and friends. This quarter, the Compass bakers' confectionary adventures will include:

    -Springtime Buttercream Eggs

    -Chocolate Pretzel Treats

    -Cherry Truffles

    -Marshmallow Bouquets

    -Lemon Fudge

    -Fruit Jelly Squares

    -Lime Marshmallows with Toasted Coconut

    -Black and White Squares

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging candy-making class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

    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 small group.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Spring Sweets (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating seasonal confections. Each week they will bring home fresh, handmade candies, fudge, brittle, and other delicious treats for their family and friends. This quarter, the Compass bakers' confectionary adventures will include:

    -Springtime Buttercream Eggs

    -Chocolate Pretzel Treats

    -Cherry Truffles

    -Marshmallow Bouquets

    -Lemon Fudge

    -Fruit Jelly Squares

    -Lime Marshmallows with Toasted Coconut

    -Black and White Squares

    Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging candy-making class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

    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 small group.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Cooking- Kinder Kitchen

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: K

    Prerequisites:

    Kinder Kitchen will get 5-year-olds excited about helping in the kitchen. Recipes will expose students to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat!  The young chefs' kitchen creations will include:

    • Savory tarts (Appetizer)
    • Gazpacho(Soup)
    • Cucumber Chickpea (Salad)
    • Pumpkin Lasagna (Main)
    • Cheesy Green Chili Rice (Side)
    • Banana Roll Ups (Breakfast)
    • Sunflower Seed Snack Balls (Snack)
    • Mini Cherry Chocolate Cream Pie (Dessert)

    Each class will make part of a single serving recipe that will be completed at home by adding in additional ingredients such as water, oil or egg.  Homework is fun, simple, and will allow students to taste-test with their family. In each class, students will be able to taste a sample of the recipe that they will finish at home.

    Students will spend time in each class learning important kitchen skills. Skills acquired will include safe knife handling, choosing the right device for measuring, proper measuring skills, as well as kitchen cleanliness and safe food handling techniques.  Recipes are designed to enhance the skills learned in class.   As students' skills progress additional recipes will be added.

    Notes: 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. For the Kinder Kitchen level, students must be minimum age five (5) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $184.00

    Cover-to-Cover: Bravery/Courage (Middle School Book Group)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Anne Taranto

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    In Cover-to-Cover, middle school-aged students will read renowned classics and award-winning young adult literature. This book discussion group will examine a different theme each quarter to introduce students to literary analysis. Students will read, examine, and compare two full-length novels that share similar themes through facilitated discussions and extension activities which encourage students to make personal connections to what is read. The group will evaluate themes, characters, setting, and writing style.

    Fourth quarter, students will examine the themes of courage and bravery through Red Badge of Courage (1894) by Stephen Crane and To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee.

    Assigned chapters are expected to be read at home, either as read-aloud, individual silent reading, or listening to the unabridged audiobook. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the reading. Classroom discussions will emphasize the use of textual evidence when explaining thoughts and opinions. Students will be assigned creative, short assignments to enhance and demonstrate their understanding of each novel such as quote explications, thematic questions, or imagining a conversation between characters from different books.

    Topics in this Series: Other Worlds (Quarter 1); Mystery/Detective (Quarter 2); Coming of Age (Quarter 3); and Bravery/Courage (Quarter 4).

    Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and because they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

    Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: Students should bring the current novel, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking pages.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    Cover-to-Cover: Coming of Age (Middle School Book Group)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Anne Taranto

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    In Cover-to-Cover, middle school-aged students will read renowned classics and award-winning young adult literature. This book discussion group will examine a different theme each quarter to introduce students to literary analysis. Students will read, examine, and compare two full-length novels that share similar themes through facilitated discussions and extension activities which encourage students to make personal connections to what is read. The group will evaluate themes, characters, setting, and writing style.

    Third quarter, students will examine the theme of coming-of-age through To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon).

    Assigned chapters are expected to be read at home, either as read-aloud, individual silent reading, or listening to the unabridged audiobook. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the reading. Classroom discussions will emphasize the use of textual evidence when explaining thoughts and opinions. Students will be assigned creative, short assignments to enhance and demonstrate their understanding of each novel such as quote explications, thematic questions, or imagining a conversation between characters from different books.

    Topics in this Series: Other Worlds (Quarter 1); Mystery/Detective (Quarter 2); Coming of Age (Quarter 3); and Bravery/Courage (Quarter 4).

    Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and because they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

    Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: Students should bring the current novel, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking pages.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    Crafting for Cosplay: Leather Work

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

    Kratos wears a leather baldric. Captain America grasps a shield. Harley Quinn sports spiked wrist cuffs, and Lara Croft wouldn't go to war without her weaponry. Great accessories and carefully crafted garments make great cosplay. If you are interested in the world of cosplay and want to bring some of your favorite characters to life, this class will teach you the skills to craft costumes and accessories.

    Third quarter, students will learn leather-working techniques such as dyeing, cutting, embossing, punching, and hand sewing. Projects for the quarter include a belt and pouch or sheath for the belt.

    In this class, students will follow templates and patterns provided by and demonstrated by the instructor. Pieces will be individualized through paint and embellishments, but the goal is for cosplayers to learn specialized crafting techniques that they can use at home to make additional, unique pieces. There is a $60.00 supply fee for in-class materials, the shared use of classroom tools/supplies, and some take-home tools to continue crafting at home. Third quarter, students will take home leather embossing tools.

    Cosplayers who would like to create original fabric costume elements such as capes, vests, skirts, and more, may want to co-register for this instructor's Learn to Sew classes.

    Topics in this Series: Foam & Plastics (Quarter 1), Pendants & Ornaments (Quarter 2), Leather Work (Quarter 3), Mending & Alterations (Quarter 4) etc. Students continuing from one quarter receive priority pre-registration for the next quarter.

    Prerequisites: None

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: Will be communicated in weekly e-mails and posted in a Google classroom.

    Assessments: will not be given

    Textbook/Materials: All materials will be furnished.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $60.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in fine arts/theater for purposes of a high school transcript.

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $289.00

    Crafting for Cosplay: Mending & Alterations

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

    Kratos wears a leather baldric. Captain America grasps a shield. Harley Quinn sports spiked wrist cuffs, and Lara Croft wouldn't go to war without her weaponry. Great accessories and carefully crafted garments make great cosplay. If you are interested in the world of cosplay and want to bring some of your favorite characters to life, this class will teach you the skills to craft costumes and accessories.

    Fourth quarter, students will learn how to transform ready-made clothing items. They will learn basic hand-sewing techniques to mend and perform alterations on store-bought items. The class will participate in a "Thrift Store Challenge" in which they will be asked to find clothing items at bargain prices that remind them of a character without spending more than $20.00. In class, students will work on the alterations or repairs to create costume pieces. In addition, students will learn to work with custom-made, iron-on vinyl to add logos, symbols, or monograms to their costumes.

    In this class, students will follow templates and patterns provided by and demonstrated by the instructor. Pieces will be individualized through paint and embellishments, but the goal is for cosplayers to learn specialized crafting techniques that they can use at home to make additional, unique pieces. There is a $35.00 supply fee for in-class materials, the shared use of classroom tools/supplies, and some take-home tools to continue crafting at home. Fourth quarter, students will take home a basic sewing kit.

    Cosplayers who would like to create original fabric costume elements such as capes, vests, skirts, and more, may want to co-register for this instructor's Learn to Sew classes.

    Topics in this Series: Foam & Plastics (Quarter 1), Pendants & Ornaments (Quarter 2), Leather Work (Quarter 3), Mending & Alterations (Quarter 4) etc. Students continuing from one quarter receive priority pre-registration for the next quarter.

    Prerequisites: None

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: Will be communicated in weekly e-mails and posted in a Google classroom.

    Assessments: will not be given

    Textbook/Materials: All materials will be furnished.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $35.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in fine arts/theater for purposes of a high school transcript.

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $289.00

    Crafty Kids Club- Winter/Spring (In-Person or Take-Home)

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 2nd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Crafty Kids Club is a weekly after-school meet-up for kids in grades 2-5. Kids will gather and socialize while completing a craft around a monthly theme. An experienced Compass arts instructor will facilitate the crafting each week. Projects are selected to showcase a variety of materials and crafting techniques and to promote creativity and imagination. Each month, a minimum of four projects will be included from among eight craft categories: wooden, wearables, simple sewing, painting, sculpting, paper, beading, and mixed media.

    Kids will enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside a group of friends in Crafty Kids Club, and parents will appreciate the break! Parent Notes:

  • All the supplies are right there, in one convenient kit: No need to search high and low for the needed materials.
  • Reduce waste and clutter: No need to buy large quantities of specialty supplies for a one-time project.
  • Reduce clean-up: Leave the glue, paint, and glitter mess at Compass.
  • Kids get to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques, even if you are not crafty.
  • Crafting improves dexterity and fine motor skills, and an afterschool club makes a great social outlet.
  • Take-Home Option:
    If your child is working virtually or cannot come to Compass in person, no problem, you can subscribe to Crafty Kids and get a monthly kit with all materials, supplies, and written instructions to complete the projects on your own. For an extra fee, your monthly materials will be mailed to you or can be picked up at Compass. To purchase the shipping option for winter/spring ($9.50/ month), click HERE. To purchase the pick-up option ($3.50/month), click HERE.

    Winter/spring themes and example projects are:

  • January: Wild West (cross stitch badge, horse puppet, etc.)
  • February: Magical Masterpieces (wand, owl companion, etc)
  • March: Dynamic Dinosaurs (dino visors, triceratops planter, etc.)
  • April: Terrific Transportation (wooden boat, hot air balloon sun catcher, etc)
  • May: Beach Bonanza (crab puppet, sand art, etc)
  • If a student misses a week, no problem! His/her supplies for the missed project will be bagged and sent home with instructions to complete it solo or with parents.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $139.00

    Creative Storytelling: Once Upon a...Fantasy Adventure

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Children are full of stories and bubbling over with big ideas! In this class, students will learn how to capture their creative vision into a simple story that they will write and illustrate. Third quarter, they will fabricate a fantasy adventure. Will their story feature fantastical creatures, faraway places, or fictional events?

    Students will learn how to build a Story Arc through guided, weekly activities. They will discover the key elements to composing a story such as crafting characters, posing a problem, advancing the action, constructing the climax, and writing the resolution- through brainstorming questions like, "Who is in your story?", "Where does this take place?", "What does that look like?" and "What happened after ____?"

    Emerging writers or readers are welcome and will receive support, if needed, to get their own words written down. Psst- don't tell your child, but this class helps lay the foundation in language arts for more advanced creative writing and composition. Pair this class with Acting: Kids Theater or Writing Well: Sentences that Speak to further encourage communication and storytelling skills. The supply fee is included in the class tuition. Topics in this Series: A Secret Room (Quarter 1); A Hero's Journey (Quarter 2); A Fantasy Adventure (Quarter 3); and A Walk in the Woods (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $150.00

    Creative Storytelling: Once Upon a...Walk in the Woods

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 1st-3rd

    Prerequisites:

    Children are full of stories and bubbling over with big ideas! In this class, students will learn how to capture their creative vision into a simple story that they will write and illustrate. Fourth quarter, they will draft the drama of a walk in the woods. Who do they wake? Where do they wander?

    Students will learn how to build a Story Arc through guided, weekly activities. They will discover the key elements to composing a story such as crafting characters, posing a problem, advancing the action, constructing the climax, and writing the resolution- through brainstorming questions like, "Who is in your story?", "Where does this take place?", "What does that look like?" and "What happened after ____?"

    Emerging writers or readers are welcome and will receive support, if needed, to get their own words written down. Psst- don't tell your child, but this class helps lay the foundation in language arts for more advanced creative writing and composition. Pair this class with Acting: Kids Theater or Writing Well: Sentences that Speak to further encourage communication and storytelling skills. The supply fee is included in the class tuition. Topics in this Series: A Secret Room (Quarter 1); A Hero's Journey (Quarter 2); A Fantasy Adventure (Quarter 3); and A Walk in the Woods (Quarter 4).

    5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $150.00

    Culinary Foundations: Fruits and Vegetables

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 115 min

    Instructor: Mimi Nyman

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students with a curiosity for culinary careers will explore many aspects of cooking for the hospitality industry and for themselves. In this advanced cooking class, students will make delicious, advanced recipes and learn skills that are the foundation for a future career in culinary arts. This class will get students excited about new foods, flavors, and techniques as they gain a working knowledge of food planning and preparation.

    Each quarter, new technical, kitchen skills are introduced, and each week, a new recipe is made in class that demonstrates the featured food group or cooking style. Students will also prepare a base or food pairing that showcases the featured recipe.

    Fourth quarter techniques will include food flourishes, table settings, and etiquette, knife skills-serrated knives and knife sharpening. Chapters covered in the text include Level 1 Book, Chapters 9 and 10, and Level 2 book, Chapter 4. Fourth quarter recipes that showcase the lessons on Fruits and Vegetables include:

    • -Risotto Stuffed Bell Peppers
    • -Onion Tarts
    • -Zucchini Fritters and Zoodles
    • -Stuffed Cucumber Cups
    • -Cauliflower Roulade
    • -Raspberry Fool
    • -Baked Stone Fruit with Goat Cheese Filling
    • -Ginger Peach Upside-Down Cake
    • -Banana Foster Souffle

    Culinary vocabulary will also be introduced each week. Students will leave this class with an introduction to culinary careers in the hospitality industry and a beginning foundation in culinary arts. Additionally, students will be able to take charge of a home kitchen, prepare advanced dishes, and adhere to safety and hygiene standards. They will have nutrition-planning and cooking skills that will enrich the lives of their friends and families.

    Notes 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. Pork will be used in the proteins unit during 3rd quarter. All food supplies will be conventional, mass market available ingredients. Specialty food preparations/certifications such as halal, kosher, and organic will not be used due to cost and sourcing logistics.

    Topics in this Series: Stocks, Soups and Sauces (Quarter 1), Potatoes, Grains, and Legumes (Quarter 2), Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (Quarter 3), and Fruits and Vegetables (Quarter 4). Students continuing from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next quarter.

    Prerequisites: Students must be in 9th grade (minimum age 14) to take this class. 7th-8th graders may not enroll. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: Cooking assignments, practicing skills at home, and related homework will be given in class and e-mailed to students and parents. Brief written assignments may be given, such as recipe modification or development.

    Assessments: Individual feedback will be given in class. Formal assessments will not be given. At the end of the second quarter, enrolled students will be required to complete an online Virginia Food Handler Course for food safety certification through the county health department, which will cost $25.00

    https://courseforfoodsafety.com/states/VA?gclid=CjwKCAjw7LX0BRBiEiwA__gNw4AfZHgp_eOVTeiEXudxZhhF11E2UMggiIeYo6qL33xlUaDXbUeB5RoCG1cQAvD_BwE

    Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase or rent the selected textbooks and workbooks. Used copies are acceptable.

    • -Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts: Level 1, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0138019389)
    • -Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts: Level 2, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0131380226)
    • -Activity Guide for Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 1, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0137070503)
    • -Activity Guide for Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 2, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0131380714)

    Required Tools/Materials Culinary students will be expected to begin to acquire their own tools. Students should purchase and bring with them each week the following basic, minimum tools and supplies:

     

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $418.00

    Decoding DNA and Genetics

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    How genetically similar are an orangutan and a gorilla? How can two siblings have different eye color? How tall will you grow? Answers to these questions and thousands more can be found in a study of genetics and the instruction-carrying molecules, DNA.

    In this class, students will survey the structure and function of DNA, genes and chromosomes to understand how organisms generate everything from this simple code. They will discover how cells 'silence' or modulate the expression of certain genes. The class will learn how gene expression vectors used for making biopharmaceuticals and discuss how organisms can be modified for use in agriculture, commonly called GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

    Students will follow in the footsteps of some of Mendel's ground-breaking heredity research and use Punnett squares to predict the inheritance of traits. They will learn about incomplete dominance, co-dominance, sex-linked disorders, and epigenetics to predict disease in offspring such as the pedigree of hemophilia in Europe's royal families. Students will examine mitotic and meiotic cell division under the microscope and use manipulatives to illustrate the complexities of chromosome movement during cell division. The class will understand what aneuploidy is and several diseases associated with it and then use karyotyping to diagnose patients. They will learn about the maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) and the endosymbiont theory. Students will use restriction enzymes and gel electrophoresis while participating to complete a DNA fingerprinting lab.

    Topics in this Series: BioChemistry Basics (Semester 1), Decoding DNA and Genetics (semester 2). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $420.00

    Decorative Arts Studio: Fiber Arts Fun for Kids

    Quarter 3: Starts on February 1, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

    Third quarter, students will work with a variety of fibers and textiles to create unique, 3-dimensional projects. From fuzzy chenille to fluffy cotton and scratchy jute to scrumptious viscose, students will enjoy the tactile experience of looping, lashing, layering, weaving or knotting assorted textures in fabrics and fibers. Students may also work with burlap, felt, leather, muslin, wool, yarn, or string. Example past projects include a string sculpture, a knotted flannel scarf, a wall hanging, and wool felting projects. Students may sew embellishments such as buttons on their finished projects, but this is not a sewing class. A supply fee of $30.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 6-week class that begins on February 1.

    Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $157.00

    Decorative Arts Studio: Fiber Arts Fun for Tweens

    Quarter 3: Starts on February 1, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

    Third quarter, students will work with a variety of fibers and textiles to create unique, 3-dimensional projects. From fuzzy chenille to fluffy cotton and scratchy jute to scrumptious viscose, students will enjoy the tactile experience of looping, lashing, layering, weaving or knotting assorted textures in fabrics and fibers. Students may also work with burlap, felt, leather, muslin, wool, yarn, or string. Example past projects include a string sculpture, a knotted flannel scarf, a wall hanging, and wool felting projects. Students may sew embellishments such as buttons on their finished projects, but this is not a sewing class. A supply fee of $30.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 6-week class that begins on February 1.

    Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $157.00

    Decorative Arts Studio: Upcycled, Recycled Projects for Kids

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

    Fourth quarter, students will create unique sculptures and decorative items from salvaged materials. Upcycling and recycling are conscientious ways to transform and reuse materials that would ordinarily be discarded! Everyday throw-aways such as cans, bottles, lids, and cardboard tubes will be turned into sculptures. Example past projects include bottle top "mosaics", cute bottle people, and re-envisioned florist vases. Some projects will take two weeks to complete with the first week dedicated to the construction and second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. A supply fee of $25.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    Decorative Arts Studio: Upcycled, Recycled Projects for Tweens

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

    Grade Range: 6th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

    Fourth quarter, students will create unique sculptures and decorative items from salvaged materials. Upcycling and recycling are conscientious ways to transform and reuse materials that would ordinarily be discarded! Everyday throw-aways such as cans, bottles, lids, and cardboard tubes will be turned into sculptures. Example past projects include bottle top "mosaics", cute bottle people, and re-envisioned florist vases. Some projects will take two weeks to complete with the first week dedicated to the construction and second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. A supply fee of $25.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    Digital Clubhouse: Make Your First 3D Video Game (Intro or Continuing)

    Quarter 4: Starts on April 14, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Clubhouse, students will begin exploring the magic of game design while developing fluency in essential computer skills in a fun, interactive application.

    Our youngest designers will continue to explore computer science by developing a 3D game in an imaginative world using Atmosphir, a game creation tool. They will learn beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay and storytelling. At this level, students should be able to read and recognize words and short phrases that will be in the drag-and-drop block coding. Non-readers should wait another year and not register for this level.

    Digital Clubhouse is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: Code Explorers (Quarters 1, 2); Make Your First 3D Video Game (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Digital Clubhouse: Make Your First 3D Video Game (Intro)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 20, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Clubhouse, students will begin exploring the magic of game design while developing fluency in essential computer skills in a fun, interactive application.

    Our youngest designers will continue to explore computer science by developing a 3D game in an imaginative world using Atmosphir, a game creation tool. They will learn beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay and storytelling. At this level, students should be able to read and recognize words and short phrases that will be in the drag-and-drop block coding. Non-readers should wait another year and not register for this level.

    Digital Clubhouse is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: Code Explorers (Quarters 1, 2); Make Your First 3D Video Game (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Digital Lab: Minecraft Modders (Intro or Continuing)

    Quarter 4: Starts on April 14, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 5th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Lab, students will become immersed in the digital worlds of Minecraft that they will learn to navigate and transform through coding!

    What can you do if your vision of a unique Minecraft world cannot be built with the standard blocks and virtual raw materials? You need to change it yourself! Students will create mods (modifications) to the classic game in order to create a wide variety of new elements, custom structures, cool new effects, upgraded mechanics, and improved gameplay to enhance their entire Minecraft experience. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of modding. Minecraft projects created in this class will run on PC/laptop (i.e. Java) versions of Minecraft and will not be compatible with tablet, phone, or console versions of Minecraft.

    Digital Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Modders (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Digital Lab: Minecraft Modders (Intro)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 20, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 5th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Lab, students will become immersed in the digital worlds of Minecraft that they will learn to navigate and transform through coding!

    What can you do if your vision of a unique Minecraft world cannot be built with the standard blocks and virtual raw materials? You need to change it yourself! Students will create mods (modifications) to the classic game in order to create a wide variety of new elements, custom structures, cool new effects, upgraded mechanics, and improved gameplay to enhance their entire Minecraft experience. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of modding. Minecraft projects created in this class will run on PC/laptop (i.e. Java) versions of Minecraft and will not be compatible with tablet, phone, or console versions of Minecraft.

    Digital Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Modders (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Digital Studio: YouTube Content Creators

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 20, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Middle schoolers embrace technology and easily navigate digital sources like apps, webpages, and online video platforms. In Digital Studio, they will transform from users of these tools to the designer and coders of their own content. Learn what goes in to coding a webpage (Semester 1) and creating YouTube channel (Semester 2).

    Lessons, how-to's, tutorials, documentaries, bloopers, gaming, stunts, pranks, promotions, and original programs- everything is on YouTube! Second semester, students will begin by exploring a variety of vetted content and personalities on YouTube (rated E for everyone). They will explore how to find their niche as the next YouTube start. The class will cover do's and don't's of the YouTube platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. They will work to develop their on-camera presence, channel branding, and work on professional video editing skills. Students will take home a plan for launching their own YouTube channel with content developed in class.

    Digital Studio Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: Introduction to Coding Languages (Semester 1) and YouTube Content Creators (Semester 2), etc

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $399.00

    Digital Workshop: Minecraft Redstone Engineers (Intro or Continuing)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Workshop, students will become immersed in the digital universe of Minecraft Engineerin as they learn to manipula.

    Go beyond simply playing Minecraft to become a Redstone engineer. In the world of Minecraft, Redstone is the resource that powers, animates, and automates elements. Students will learn how to use command and structure coding blocks to incorporate Redstone into their builds to take Minecraft to the next level. Through creating a series of mini-games in an amusement park, students will learn the fundamentals for building with Redstone to create more complex and interactive worlds. Minecraft projects created in this class will run on PC/laptop (i.e. Java) versions of Minecraft and will not be compatible with tablet, phone, or console versions of Minecraft.

    Digital Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: ROBLOX Makers (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Redstone Engineers (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Digital Workshop: Minecraft Redstone Engineers (Intro)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 20, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    In Digital Workshop, students will become immersed in the digital universe of Minecraft Engineerin as they learn to manipula.

    Go beyond simply playing Minecraft to become a Redstone engineer. In the world of Minecraft, Redstone is the resource that powers, animates, and automates elements. Students will learn how to use command and structure coding blocks to incorporate Redstone into their builds to take Minecraft to the next level. Through creating a series of mini-games in an amusement park, students will learn the fundamentals for building with Redstone to create more complex and interactive worlds. Minecraft projects created in this class will run on PC/laptop (i.e. Java) versions of Minecraft and will not be compatible with tablet, phone, or console versions of Minecraft.

    Digital Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the rental of classroom laptops and all software, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

    Topics in this Series: ROBLOX Makers (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Redstone Engineers (Quarters 3, 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $207.00

    Director's Chair: Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Picture the mysterious count in a dark, dreary stone castle in Transylvania or the frail, young Lucy Seward ailing in an English sanitorium, afflicted by nightly, blood-sucking visits from a vampire. How would you portray these scenes on stage?

    Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to bring a production to stage? It takes a team of people to put on a show: stage managers, specialized designers for costumes, sets, props, lighting, music, and sound. There are also choreographers, fight directors, a dramaturge, a technical director, casting director, publicist, producer, and stage director to guide them all.

    This class will explore the different roles of the production team, designers, and crew responsibilities as students analyze a script and make decisions as if they were the Director. Under the guidance of a theater professional, students will learn how the pre-production and design teams develop the director's vision to bring a production to life!

    Students will begin with reading and analyzing a script without stage directions or notes. The group will make technical and artistic decisions to formulate a vision for the production. Students will learn to notate stage directions (such as 'stumble in from downstage right') and how to block scenes. They will make aesthetic decisions on set design and props, costuming, and technical effects such as lighting, sound effects, or music. The class will consider casting requirements and discuss the audition process. Example class projects include sketching costume concepts, creating a miniature set, and preparing audition notices.

    This class is recommended for beginners as well as experienced theatre and production students. Every script is different and offers new sets of challenges. The emphasis in this course is on the vision, design decisions, and the teamwork required to bring a performance to stage, but the class will not be putting on an actual production. Students who want to further their study of theatrical production might wish to co-register for the 2021-22 courses on costume fabrication, Sewing for Cosplay, Stage Combat, or one of several acting/improvisation classes.

    Topics in this Series: Director's Chair: Murder on the Orient Express (Semester 1), Bram Stoker's Dracula (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.
    Prerequisites: None Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: Will be reviewed in class and summarized in the weekly e-mail. Assessments: Qualitative feedback will be given throughout the semester. A quantitative score/grade will not be provided. Textbook/Materials: Furnished by instructor. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a copy of the licensed script and project materials. What to Bring: Script and notes. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts or Career Exploration for purposes of a high school transcript.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $355.00

    Dissection Lab & Comparative Anatomy: Organisms

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 3:30 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Karen Shumway

    Grade Range: 8th-10th

    Prerequisites:

    Dissection! The critical lab skill that schools skip and parents hate hosting at home. This lab can be paired with any independent study or online course in high school biology or anatomy in order to gain significant hands-on experience to complete a lab science credit. Students whose public or private school bio class dodges dissection are also welcome to sign up for the course.

    Students will investigate the comparative anatomy of a variety of organisms through a semester-long dissection study. Students will complete weekly dissections of organisms from a range of phyla, in order of increasing complexity of the organism. Dissections will include: a sponge, mussel, jellyfish, starfish, earthworm, squid, octopus, crayfish, grasshopper, perch, dogfish, frog, owl pellets (for small mammal remains), fetal pig, and vertebrate comparison bone lab. The class will conclude with a review and celebration.

    The class will cover lab safety, practice proper dissection techniques, and learn how to set up and maintain a lab journal with notes and drawings of organs and organisms. Students will also use microscopes to look at tissue samples throughout the semester. Students will have a pre-lab activity (video and/or packet) to complete each week as "admission" to the following session's dissection.

    Topics in this Series: Organ Systems (Semester 1) and Organisms (Quarter 2), etc. Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Prerequisites: Students must have age/grade-level dexterity and fine motor skills for the detailed instrument work in this class.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1 hour per week outside of class.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message instructor and classmates. Students will have a mandatory pre-lab assignment that must be completed and will serve as the student's "ticket" into the lab session each week.

    Assessments: Will not be given

    Textbook/Materials: The Anatomy Coloring Book (ISBN-13 : 978-0321832016)

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $80.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: Students should bring a paper or a notebook, pen or pencil, and a set of colored pencils to class each week.

    What to Wear: Students should not wear any loose, drapey clothing to lab. They should also come to class with long hair tied back and should wear closed toe shoes.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in a laboratory science for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $405.00

    Drawing Studio: Fantasy Landscapes

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 25, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: To Be Assigned

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will be introduced to drawing in a relaxed, informal studio setting, where they will learn the fundamentals of drawing along with the elements of art and principles of design.

    Fourth quarter, students will begin fantasy landscapes from their imagination including trees, rivers, mountains, moons, and perhaps a castle. Fantasy gives artists the freedom to draw steeper mountains, higher cliffs, and dramatic waterfalls, beyond what would be realistic. Principles of Design including unity, variety, movement, and harmony will guide the development of the fantasy landscapes. Elements of art taught in prior quarters including line, shape, texture, value, form, and composition, will be re-taught and refined. Over the course, students should progress to draw more carefully and more accurately and to represent more refined details in their drawings. Toward the end of the quarter, students may also choose to add color to their drawings. Students who enroll fourth quarter will be given some individual attention to learn concepts covered earlier quarters.

    The instructor will demonstrate various techniques by developing a sample drawing. Students may elect to follow the class sample or may apply the drawing skills to an entirely unique drawing. This class is suitable for beginners who have never drawn before and for intermediate art students who have worked in other mediums and are interested in exploring drawing. Students who have two or more quarters of drawing with this instructor, may choose to draw with a digital stylus and iPad/laptop (owned and brought to class by the student), to create digital drawings. Drawing can provide a relaxing, needed break from rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment.

    Topics in this Series: Everyday Objects (Quarter 1), Realistic Renderings (Quarter 2), The Built Environment (Quarter 3), and Fantasy Landscapes (Quarter 4).

    Workload: Work outside of class is optional for those who wish to practice their drawing techniques.

    Assessments: Individual feedback is given in class. Formal assessments will not be given.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $15.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a sketchbook, a pencil box with pencils of varying hardness, and an eraser. Returning drawing students do not need to pay a supply fee and are expected to replace their drawing supplies as needed, with similar or better quality.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

    Drawing Studio: Realism

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 14, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: To Be Assigned

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will be introduced to drawing in a relaxed, informal studio setting, where they will learn the fundamentals of drawing along with the elements of art and principles of design.

    Third quarter, students will work on techniques of realism with an emphasis on textures, shading, shadows, form and dimension. Portrait drawing may be introduced. Principles of design, including symmetry, movement, and balance, will guide development of compositions. Elements of art taught in prior quarters including line, shape, texture, value, form, and composition, will be reviewed and refined. Over the course, students should progress to draw more carefully and more accurately and to represent more refined details in their drawings. Toward the end of the quarter, students may also choose to add color to their drawings. Students who enroll third quarter will be given some individual attention to learn concepts covered earlier quarters.

    The instructor will demonstrate various techniques by developing a sample drawing. Students may elect to follow the class sample or may apply the drawing skills to an entirely unique drawing. This class is suitable for beginners who have never drawn before and for intermediate art students who have worked in other mediums and are interested in exploring drawing. Drawing can provide a relaxing, needed break from rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment.

    Workload: Work outside of class is optional for those who wish to practice their drawing techniques.

    Assessments: Individual feedback is given in class. Formal assessments will not be given.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for a sketchbook, a pencil box with pencils of varying hardness, and an eraser. Returning drawing students do not need to pay a supply fee and are expected to replace their drawing supplies as needed, with similar or better quality.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

    Dynamic Dioramas- History & Culture: The Roman Republic and the Punic Wars

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites: None

    After the height of the Hellenistic period, when Greek Culture dominated the Mediterranean world, two rivals would emerge onto the scene- Carthage, on the coast of North Africa, and Rome in central Italy. Rome had tangled with the Greek successor states before, and despite losing, had fought so doggedly that King Phyrrhus of Epirus would declare, "one other such victory would utterly undo him" showing Rome's resolve to keep fighting after massive defeats. This gives us the phrase, "Pyrrhic victory," for a win so costly that it may as well have been a defeat. Rome suffered massive defeats in the second of three punic wars, at the hands of Carthage's greatest general, Hannibal. The winner of these titanic clashes would dominate for another 500 years and shape the core of Western History and Culture. Two empires enter, only one leaves! Hannibal's brilliance versus Roman obstinance.

    Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger terrain and then compete in a history-based role-playing game which will reinforce lessons about the culture, economy, and/or warfare 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include:

    Ancient Egypt & the Sea Peoples (Quarter 1); Ancient Greece & the Trojan War (Quarter 2); The Roman Republic (Quarter 3); and Viking Invasions (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Dynamic Dioramas- History & Culture: Viking Invasions

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    In the "dark ages" of Europe, the Germanic barbarians and former invaders who settled in Western Europe had their turn at being menaced by ferocious pagans from the far corners of the world- the Vikings! Anglo Saxon Britain and Francia (i.e. proto-France) were some of the first victims of the marauding Viking raids, but over three centuries, Viking pillaging and piracy would reach from the North African coast and Sicily, all the way to the Middle East! The reputation for plunder and violence was earned, but not the entire story. Archaeological evidence shows that the "Vikings" actually spent more time exploring and trading, bringing goods from as far away as China to burial mounds in Northern Europe. This class will discuss the perfect storm of conditions that made Viking life possible, and recreate their home port coastal villages.

    Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger terrain and then compete in a history-based role-playing game which will reinforce lessons about the culture, economy, and/or warfare 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include:

    Ancient Egypt & the Sea Peoples (Quarter 1); Ancient Greece & the Trojan War (Quarter 2); The Roman Republic (Quarter 3); and Viking Invasions (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Dynamic Dioramas- Myths & Legends: Beowulf (The Vikings)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Discover the ancient tale of the fierce, warrior prince of the Viking age- Beowulf.
    The well-loved saga tells of Beowulf and his followers, the most elite monster hunters ever. From diving into the depths of the ocean to slay sea monsters, to battling the brutal behemoth, Grendel, in Danish King Hrothgar's great hall, discover how Beowulf earned his fame. The story of Beowulf is a dungeon-crawling Viking epic for the ages and serves as the roots for the modern fantasy genre. It has been called the Norse Odyssey, complete with monsters and dragons.

    Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger terrain and then compete in a history-based role-playing game which will reinforce lessons about the culture, economy, and/or warfare 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include:

    The Pyramids & Gods of Ancient Egypt (Quarter 1); The Odyssey- Ancient Greece (Quarter 2); The Aeneid- Roman Republic (Quarter 3); and Beowulf- The Vikings (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Dynamic Dioramas- Myths & Legends: The Aeneid (Roman Republic)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    The Aeneid is the story of the mythical founding of Rome, as told by Rome's greatest epic poet, Virgil. Often compared to the Odyssey, another epic story of a journey, but with a dash of Roman propaganda thrown in. This is the tale of Aneas, a Trojan refugee who exemplifies all the great Roman virtues, such as piety, prudence, and gravitas. Each story in the epic exemplifies a different virtue and seeks to connect the founding of Rome and the family of Julius Caesar to mythical heroes and the gods themselves! The class will recreate these scenes in miniature for a role playing game, testing our knowledge of Roman culture, virtue, and favor of the goddess Fortuna!

    Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, paint, and miniatures, each student will craft a 10 X 16 diorama. In class, they will view historical maps, artistic renderings, and/or photographs to understand the topography and development of this time and place in history. Students will customize their dioramas with landforms, landscape elements, waterways, and structures to represent a scene from this period. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature figures. Students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger terrain and then compete in a history-based role-playing game which will reinforce lessons about the culture, economy, and/or warfare 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 $20.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include:

    The Pyramids & Gods of Ancient Egypt (Quarter 1); The Odyssey- Ancient Greece (Quarter 2); The Aeneid- Ancient Rome (Quarter 3); and Beowulf- The Vikings (Quarter 4)

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Dynamic Dioramas: The Worlds of Star Wars

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Taliesin Knol

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Long, long ago, in a props studio on the other side of the country, George Lucas created the worlds of Star Wars. Now, we will do the same in the form of custom-crafted dioramas! This class will study and examine the methods of movie miniatures from the sci-fi/fantasy classic, and replicate them to create our own piece of a far away galaxy. Just like the Hollywood pros, we’ll compare the real world settings used as “alien” backdrops, learn which Star Wars planets are possible and why, and recreate favorite scenes from the series. Alternatively, as we discuss the inspiration for the Star Wars planets, students may be inspired to design their own alien worlds. Of course, it’s not Star Wars without the wars, so the class will also go back to the source material and learn which elements of the fictional universe are “borrowed” from history: From WWII-inspired starfighter combat, to Samurai armor on the villains, and medieval-style sword duels!

    Each student will create an individual diorama, which can be stand-alone or optionally be made to align with the scenes of one or more classmates. Students will craft and hand-shape their scene on a 10 x 14 inch foam board using artistic, model-making techniques. They will customize their dioramas with landscape elements, waterways, unique flora and fauna of the setting, and paint. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with scale miniature figures and combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to create a larger landscape. Students will then compete in a team-based strategy game. 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 $20.00 material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $177.00

    Early Medieval History: The Vikings (Norse), Saxons, and Normans

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 9:30 am      Duration: 145 min

    Instructor: Hugh Gardner

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    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 history course. 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 world 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 world 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").

    Second semester, students will examine the Viking Age, Saxon England, and the Normans. The class will culminate with the decisive battles of these three peoples for control of England in 1066. The group will meet Alfred the Great and decipher the Bayeux Tapestry to further their understanding of the period. Just for fun, one class session will be dedicated to Norse games.

    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. Students will be introduced to the art, music, and literature of the times in addition to warfare and politics. With an emphasis on primary sources, students will scrutinize historical atlases and original writings, all in a collaborative and interactive setting. Just for fun, students earn historical trading cards for class participation.

    This is a 16-week (semester) class. It is the second part in a four semester (two-year series). The second year of Medieval study will include Robin Hood, Byzantium, the Rise of Islam and the beginning of the Crusading Era (Fall 2022); the end of the Crusading Era, the Mongols, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce (winter/spring 2023).

    Topics in this Series: Early Medieval History: Rise of Roman Empire through 9th c. British Isles (Semester 1), Early Medieval History: The Vikings (Norse), Saxons, and Normans (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester. Prerequisites: None Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: Reading assignments will be assigned in class and noted in the weekly e-mail. Assessments: Will not be given. Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase: (1) The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings by John Haywood, Penguin, 1995. (ISBN 978-0-140-51328-8) and (2) The Vinland Sagas by Keneva Kunz, trans., Penguin, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-140-44776-7) Note: Earlier Penguin editions are not the same.) What to Bring: Paper or notebook; pen or pencil; assigned texts. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in world history for purposes of a high school transcript.

    9 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $565.00

    Earth Explorer: Beyond Earth- The Solar System

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sci Genius

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    Earth Explorers uncover many mysteries of Earth Science. From the vast expanse of the solar system to the water, weather, and rocks around us, Earth Explorers look high and low to understand the forces, systems, and cycles that continue to shape the Earth.

    Students will learn about the solar system, the motions and positions of the planets, the Sun, and the Earth/Moon system. They will learn about size, scale, composition of the planets, as well their orbits. The class will model the rotation of the earth and the orbit of the Moon to explain the different phases of the moon and the phenomena of eclipses. Students will learn about properties of light and the functions of a telescope to explain how these aid in the observation of the solar system. Students will consider the challenges of exploring other planets and the relative distances between the planets. The class will discuss what else is found in the solar system- comets, asteroids, the Kuiper belt, and more. Each class begins with a brief discussion, demonstrations, and includes one or more hands-on activities and experiments. There is a $10.00 lab fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Geology (Quarter 1), Seasons & Water Cycle (Quarter 2), Weather & Climate (Quarter 3), and Beyond Earth- The Solar System (Quarter 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $184.00

    Earth Explorer: Weather & Climate

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sci Genius

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    Earth Explorers uncover many mysteries of Earth Science. From the vast expanse of the solar system to the water, weather, and rocks around us, Earth Explorers look high and low to understand the forces, systems, and cycles that continue to shape the Earth.

    What's the weather today? Students will learn about the atmosphere and its relationship to weather conditions, weather patterns, and phenomena such as fronts, storm systems, cloud formation, and more. The class will learn about global weather systems and how the oceans and currents drive weather patterns. Students will be introduced to the technologies and instruments used in monitoring, forecasting, and mapping weather including measuring wind speed, rainfall, and humidity. Each class begins with a brief discussion, demonstrations, and includes one or more hands-on activities and experiments. There is a $10.00 lab fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Geology (Quarter 1), Seasons & Water Cycle (Quarter 2), Weather & Climate (Quarter 3), and Beyond Earth- The Solar System (Quarter 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $184.00

    Electricity is Elementary! Simple Circuits

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites: None

    Kids are curious about electricity- the magic that powers the toys, games, and electronics they love. In this class, kids will experiment with aspects of electricity- conductors, batteries, and circuits- to take the mystery out of electricity and inspire future engineers.

    Discover basic electrical engineering using batteries and circuits with a variety of components. Through class discussions and hands-on experiments, students will learn about parallel and series circuits and experiment with resistance using Snap Circuits kits. Students will learn how to wire and power lights, a fan motor, and a speaker. On the final day of class, each student will design, build, and share their own, unique circuit project.

    Topics in this Series: Battery Blast (Quarter 1); Cool Conductors (Quarter 2); Simple Circuits (Quarter 3); and Super Circuits (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Electricity is Elementary! Super Circuits

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

    Grade Range: 1st-2nd

    Prerequisites: None

    Kids are curious about electricity- the magic that powers the toys, games, and electronics they love. In this class, kids will experiment with aspects of electricity- conductors, batteries, and circuits- to take the mystery out of electricity and inspire future engineers.

    Continue to explore electrical engineering! The class will begin with a brief introduction to Snap Circuits using lights, fan motors, and sound speakers. Next, the class will be introduced to a variety of detectors that we will build into alarms. Students will configure a momentary alarm, pencil alarm, water alarm, and an intruder alarm. On the final day of class, each student will design, build, and share their own, unique alarm project.

    Topics in this Series: Battery Blast (Quarter 1); Cool Conductors (Quarter 2); Simple Circuits (Quarter 3); and Super Circuits (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Engineering Simulation Lab: Astronautical (Space Station Design)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Would you live in a long-term space habitat? In this simulation class, students will examine aspects of Astronautical Engineering to design, build, launch, and resupply their own space station modules in a multi-player environment. On screen, student engineers will construct modules for command, housing, research, storage and support for a virtual for a space stations, such as the ISS, while considering the challenges of long-term space habitation.

    The class will use KerbalEDU simulation software on laptops to immerse themselves in a realistic, simulated environment to complete a series of challenging missions. In the KerbalEDU environment, students can design and build different marine vessels, launch them, and use mission data to improve their designs.

    Topics in this Series: Aeronautical Engineering- High Altitude Space Planes (Quarter 1); Aerospace Engineering- Space Missions (Quarter 2); Astronautical Engineering- Space Station Design (Quarter 3); Marine Engineering- Ships & Submarines (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    Engineering Simulation Lab: Marine (Ships & Submarines)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Are you intrigued by the voyage, exploration, and defense of the seas? In this simulation class, students will examine aspects of Marine Engineering to design, build, launch, and pilot their own virtual navy. On screen, student engineers will select and test variables such as hull shape and material, type of propulsion, fuel source, vessel weight, and more to create a variety ships and submarines. They will use their virtual vessels to complete missions, onscreen challenges, and epic sea battles.

    The class will use KerbalEDU simulation software on laptops to immerse themselves in a realistic, simulated environment to complete a series of challenging missions. In the KerbalEDU environment, students can design and build different marine vessels, launch them, and use mission data to improve their designs.

    Topics in this Series: Aeronautical Engineering- High Altitude Space Planes (Quarter 1); Aerospace Engineering- Space Missions (Quarter 2); Astronautical Engineering- Space Station Design (Quarter 3); Marine Engineering- Ships & Submarines (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

    English 10/11: British Literature

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Anne Taranto

    Grade Range: 10th-11th

    Prerequisites: English 9/10 or equivalent

    This comprehensive, full-credit English course is a survey of British literature that builds on the foundations of Introduction to Genre (or similar 9th/10th grade English course) and covers a range of genres and historical eras from the Anglo-Saxon period to today. Students will deepen their literary analysis skills, continue to develop the components of academic writing, and hone their critical thinking skills. Through a mix of analytical essays and creative assignments, students will explore questions such as, can literature enact social change, what separates cultural diffusion from cultural appropriation, and most of all, what it means to be British in various time periods and geographical contexts. Featured authors will include Austen, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Shelley, Orwell, Blake, and Wordsworth.

    Composition: Students will continue to hone the components of academic writing, including how to construct a thesis statement that makes an argument, how to support their ideas effectively with textual evidence, how to organize an argument logically, and how to cite sources in MLA format. Writing assignments will include one critical response, one creative assignment, and one full-scale essay (outline, draft, and revision) per semester.

    Literature: Second semester works include: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft); Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe); Paradise Lost (John Milton); Frankenstein (Mary Shelley); and 1984 (George Orwell); and a selection of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, James Joyce, and others.

    Topics in this Series: British Literature, Part I (Semester 1) and British Literature, Part II (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level, and it is recommended that students have had a prior high school-level writing class.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted in a Google Classroom management site. Students will need their own gmail accounts to access Google Classroom.

    Assessments: Students' written assignments will be graded using a rubric and assigned points that the homeschool parent can use when assigning an overall class grade.

    Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

    Supply Fee: A class fee of $54.10 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for the class pack of books and handouts.

    What to Bring: Students should bring the current literature, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking passages/pages. Some weeks students will be asked to bring laptops to do some in-class writing.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a half-credit (one semester) or full credit (both semesters) in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $735.00

    English 11/12: American Literature

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Anne Taranto

    Grade Range: 11th-12th

    Prerequisites: English 10/11 or equivalent

    This comprehensive, full-credit English course will ask students to think critically about the "American Dream" and what it means to be an American by reading literature that engages with these topics from the 19th century to today. Students taking this class should have mastered the foundations of Introduction to Genre and British Literature (or similar English courses) aand are expected to take an active role in discussion using an analytical method that focuses on rhetorical context (subject, purpose and audience). In this course, students will read both fiction and non-fiction texts, with featured authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harriet Jacobs, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others.

    Composition: The course is designed to prepare students for college-level academic writing. Students will continue to hone the components of academic writing, including how to construct a thesis statement that makes an argument, how to support their ideas effectively with textual evidence, how to organize an argument logically, and how to cite sources in MLA format. Writing assignments for this course will emphasize rhetorical analysis skills. Writing assignments will include a personal essay and one full-scale critical essay per semester.

    Literature: Second semester works include: Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain); For Whom the Bell Tolls (Earnest Hemingway); Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston); Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner); The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien); White Noise (Don Delillo); and a selection of contemporary short fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Susan Sontag, John Updkike, and others.

    Topics in this Series: American Literature, Part I (Semester 1) and American Literature, Part II (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level, and it is recommended that students have had a prior high school-level writing class.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted in a Google Classroom management site. Students will need their own gmail accounts to access Google Classroom.

    Assessments: Students' written assignments will be graded using a rubric and assigned points that the homeschool parent can use when assigning an overall class grade.

    Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

    Supply Fee: A class fee of $79.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for the class pack of books and handouts.

    What to Bring: Students should bring the current literature, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking passages/pages. Some weeks students will be asked to bring laptops to do some in-class writing.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a half-credit (one semester) or full credit (both semesters) in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $735.00

    English 9/10: Introduction to Genre

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 14, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Christina Somerville

    Grade Range: 9th-10th

    Prerequisites: Middle school writing

    In this comprehensive, full-credit English course, students will explore the major literary genres and become proficient in academic writing practices. While gaining familiarity with lyric poetry, drama, epic, and the novel, students will acquire the fundamental principles of critical reading and literary analysis, learning to recognize figurative language, tone, subtext and diction, understand symbolism and imagery, and develop an awareness of narrative perspective and of the social-historical contexts in which these works were created. Featured authors will include: George Orwell, William Shakespeare, and Ray Bradbury.

    Composition: Students will also learn the fundamental components of academic writing, including how to construct a thesis statement that makes an argument, how to support their ideas effectively with textual evidence, how to organize an argument logically, and how to cite sources in MLA format. Writing assignments will include one analytical paragraph, one creative writing assignment, and one critical essay (outline, draft, and revision) per semester.

    Literature: Second semester works include: Much Ado About Nothing (William Shakespeare); Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin); Animal Farm (George Orwell); and Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), and additional short stories, poems, speeches, and essays.

    Topics in this Series: Introduction to Genre, Part I (Semester 1) and Introduction to Genre, Part II (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level, and it is recommended that students have had a middle school writing class.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted in a Google Classroom management site. Students will need their own gmail accounts to access Google Classroom.

    Assessments: Students' written assignments will be graded using a rubric and assigned points that the homeschool parent can use when assigning an overall class grade.

    Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

    Supply Fee: A class fee of $39.20 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for the class pack of books and photocopied articles.

    What to Bring: Students should bring the current literature, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking passages/pages. Some weeks students will be asked to bring laptops to do some in-class writing.

    Dates: This class will begin on Friday, January 14, 2022 and continue through the 16-week semester. The class will meet on Tuesday, March 8, to make up for January 11.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a half-credit (one semester) or full credit (both semesters) in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $735.00

    Experimental Methods & Design: Environmental Science

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    In this class, middle school students will learn to work as independent investigators using the scientific method. Students will observe the systems under investigation, choose a pattern or trend that interests them, and then develop a testable hypothesis. Students will learn how to: design a scientific experiment for either a laboratory or field setting, choose appropriate controls, minimize investigator bias, correctly perform measurements and to record and analyze data.

    Fourth quarter, students will investigate an aspect of environmental science such as water quality, air pollution, contaminants affecting native species, or man-made materials affecting the indoor environment. Depending on thier area of focus, students may use microscopes, spectrometers, or other equipment and learn to keep science journals/notebooks.

    Students will learn how to locate peer-reviewed scientific literature to research their subject. By the end of the quarter, students will have completed their independent investigations, summarized the results in a poster, and will present their data to the class. Each quarter will focus on a different aspect of science. Topics in this Series: Animal Behavior (Quarter 1), Chemistry (Quarter 2), Microscopic (Quarter 3), and Environmental Science (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $196.00

    Experimental Methods & Design: Microscopic Life

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 18, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    In this class, middle school students will learn to work as independent investigators using the scientific method. Students will observe the systems under investigation, choose a pattern or trend that interests them, and then develop a testable hypothesis. Students will learn how to: design a scientific experiment for either a laboratory or field setting, choose appropriate controls, minimize investigator bias, correctly perform measurements and to record and analyze data.

    Third quarter will focus on investigations of small and/or microscopic organisms such as Planaria, Euglena, brine shrimp and tardigrades (water bears). Students will spend time using microscopes, making slides, and learning to keep science journals/notebooks. Our overall themes will be understanding processes that are important for organisms' survival at the microscopic scale, and comparing these lifestyles and adaptations to those from macro-scale ecological communities with which students are more familiar.

    Students will learn how to locate peer-reviewed scientific literature to research their subject. By the end of the quarter, students will have completed their independent investigations, summarized the results in a poster, and will present their data to the class. Each quarter will focus on a different aspect of science. Topics in this Series: Animal Behavior (Quarter 1), Chemistry (Quarter 2), Microscopic (Quarter 3), and Environmental Science (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $196.00

    Experimenting with Electricity: Simple Circuits

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites: None

    Students will learn how to think like electrical engineers as they learn about conductors, batteries, and circuits to understand how electricity powers the things they use every day.

    Discover basic electrical engineering using batteries and circuits with a variety of components. Through class discussions and hands-on experiments, students will learn about parallel and series circuits and experiment with resistance using Snap Circuits kits. Students will learn how to wire and power lights, a fan motor, and a speaker. On the final day of class, each student will design, build, and share their own, unique circuit project.

    Topics in this Series: Battery Blast (Quarter 1); Cool Conductors (Quarter 2); Simple Circuits (Quarter 3); and Super Circuits (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Experimenting with Electricity: Super Circuits

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

    Grade Range: 3rd-4th

    Prerequisites: None

    Students will learn how to think like electrical engineers as they learn about conductors, batteries, and circuits to understand how electricity powers the things they use every day.

    Continue to explore electrical engineering! The class will begin with a brief introduction to Snap Circuits using lights, fan motors, and sound speakers. Next, the class will be introduced to a variety of detectors that we will build into alarms. Students will configure a momentary alarm, pencil alarm, water alarm, and an intruder alarm. On the final day of class, each student will design, build, and share their own, unique alarm project.

    Topics in this Series: Battery Blast (Quarter 1); Cool Conductors (Quarter 2); Simple Circuits (Quarter 3); and Super Circuits (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $210.00

    Fashion Design II

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    London. New York. Tokyo. What will be on the runways in 2022? Statement coats, full-body capes, tailored suits, layered skirts, vests, metallic detailing, iridescent fabrics and natural fibers. Do you study the pages of Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, and wish to be involved in the world of trendy fashion? Perhaps you follow fashion influencers on Instagram. Or, do you enjoy the satisfaction of making things yourself, your way? If so, this class is for you. Each week this course will cover three parallel tracks: the history of fashion, fashion design, and sewing, with the first hour of each class being lessons and design work and the second hour dedicated to application and sewing.

    Fashion trends are often cyclical, and elements of style are reimagined every few decades. Students will seek inspiration for new designs and style remixes by learning about the history of fashion in eastern and western cultures for the last century. Second semester, students will examine fashion trends by decade from the 1970s through the 2000s. The class will also highlight the work of influential designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Kenzo Takada, Prada, and others. This semester will cover chapters 4 and 5 in the textbook.

    With inspiration from historical design trends, students will learn how to create fashion renderings, from initial concepts through a chic, coordinated collection. Second semester, students' design work will focus on creating a collection and sharing those designs through a collection story board. The class will also culminate with presentation of designs and a discussion of related careers including fashion design, art, graphic design, advertising, merchandising, costuming, manufacturing, retail work or virtual style influencer.

    Topics in this Series: Stellar Style: Fashion Design & History I (Semester 1), Stellar Style: Fashion Design & History II (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Prerequisites: None.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class on reading assignments and completing design activities.

    Assignments: Projects and readings will be given out in class and will also be communicated via email.

    Assessments: Individual feedback is given in class. Formal assessments will not be given.

    Textbook: Students should purchase Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 3rd Edition, by Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale (ISBN# 978-1474270007) before the first class. Additional information will be distributed as handouts in class.

    Lab/Supply Fee: None.

    What to Bring: Images/sample photos, swatches, and other assigned materials.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts or Career Education for purposes of a high school transcript.

    4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $355.00

    Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

    Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

    Fencing for Young Beginners

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes. This section if for younger beginners in 3nd- 5th grade, with a minimum of age 8.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

    Forensic Science for Kids: Environmental Forensics

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sci Genius

    Grade Range: 5th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    From Judy Moody and Harriet the Spy to Theodore Boone and Encyclopedia Brown, and the classics Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to modern TV crime dramas, kids will feel like famous detectives when they study Forensic Science. Forensic Science is the field which combines biology, chemistry, and physics to solve mysteries.

    Third quarter, our scientists will learn to put their forensic investigations to work to solve environmental crimes. The class will discuss characteristics of soil, air pollution, and contamination in marine and fresh water environments. They will use forensic microscopy and other techniques to test for chemicals in water and leaked oil. All hands-on activities and labs will be framed by a fictious mystery "back story." Students will combine these skills along with logic, deductive reasoning, and the scientific method to solve mock crimes and CSI mysteries. For sensitive students, please note that while actual crime scene details and graphic photographs will not be shown to students, the nature of forensic science will suggest and reference crime scenarios. There is a $15.00 lab fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Genetic Clues (Quarter 1), Forensic Psychology (Quarter 2), Environmental Forensics (Quarter 3), and Evidence Investigation (Quarter 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $184.00

    Forensic Science for Kids: Evidence Investigation

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Sci Genius

    Grade Range: 5th-6th

    Prerequisites:

    From Judy Moody and Harriet the Spy to Theodore Boone and Encyclopedia Brown, and the classics Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to modern TV crime dramas, kids will feel like famous detectives when they study Forensic Science. Forensic Science is the field which combines biology, chemistry, and physics to solve mysteries.

    Fourth quarter, the students will get busy with details of collecting, handling, and testing evidence. They will touch on the field of toxicology as a way to test for poisons and unknown chemicals. The class will learn how to use chromatography to test lipstick and ink and how to examine and classify fibers and animals hairs. Finally, our detectives will learn how to identify animal tracks, human footprints, and will person a handwriting lab as part of their forgery investigation. All hands-on activities and labs will be framed by a fictious mystery "back story." Students will combine these skills along with logic, deductive reasoning, and the scientific method to solve mock crimes and CSI mysteries. For sensitive students, please note that while actual crime scene details and graphic photographs will not be shown to students, the nature of forensic science will suggest and reference crime scenarios. There is a $15.00 lab fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    Topics in this Series: Genetic Clues (Quarter 1), Forensic Psychology (Quarter 2), Environmental Forensics (Quarter 3), and Evidence Investigation (Quarter 4).

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $184.00

    French Foundations (Q3)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Edwige Pinover

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
    Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level. This is a 7-week class that will not meet on January 19.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $163.00

    French Foundations (Q4)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Edwige Pinover

    Grade Range: 7th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
    Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    French II

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 10, 2021

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Edwige Pinover

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites: French I

    Bonjour and welcome to the second year of high school French. This is a conversation-focused program in which students will build their vocabulary quickly and learn essential grammar skills in French. Students will cover the broad themes and vocabular for: my family and my friends, celebrations, shopping, high school, a typical day, and the good old days. The class will begin with a review of adjective-noun agreement, negations, and regular -er, ir-, and -re verbs. They will review and continue to expand their list of irregular verbs such as avoir (to have) and etre (to be). Students will be introduced to the passe compose and Imparfait (imperfect) tenses, and they will learn how to use negations, direct and indirect pronouns, and reflexive verbs with present, past, and imperfect tenses. They will practice comparative and superlative statements, and will continue to have brief cultural lessons integrated in their units.

    Class will be conducted primarily in French and will focus on listening and speaking skills, asking and answering questions, and correct use of grammar. At home, students will be responsible for memorizing vocabulary and grammar, completing homework assignments, and watching both grammar instruction and language immersion videos.

    French I: None

    Level: This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. French I offers a substantive, full-credit experience taught at either level. All class members share core material and participate in the same class activities, but honors students will be given homework that requires higher level reasoning and advanced application of various grammar skills. All students will register online for the same course. Students must indicate which level they want to study by the end of the first month of class.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 30-45 minutes per day, 4 days per week on homework outside of class.

    Assignments: Are sent by e-mail to parents and students. Students must have access to a computer and internet service for computer-based videos and practice tools that are assigned as homework and are essential to success in the class.

    Assessments: Quizzes, tests, and individual performance reviews will be given to all students at regular intervals to provide parents with sufficient feedback to assign a grade.

    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Bien Dit! Level II: Student Edition Level 1 2018 edition (ISBN-13 978-0544861343)

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Foreign Language for purposes of a high school transcript.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $697.00

    French with Friends (Q3)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Edwige Pinover

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Salut! French with Friends is an introductory French class for elementary-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
    Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level. This is a 7-week class that will not meet on January 19.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $163.00

    French with Friends (Q4)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Edwige Pinover

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites:

    Salut! French with Friends is an introductory French class for elementary-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
    Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $186.00

    FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- TUE

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Iman Castaneda

    Grade Range: 2nd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- TUE

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Iman Castaneda

    Grade Range: 2nd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- WED

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Iman Castaneda

    Grade Range: 2nd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- WED

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Iman Castaneda

    Grade Range: 2nd-4th

    Prerequisites:

    FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    FUNdamentals of Engineering with LEGO: Military Machines (Afterschool)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 4:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: 3rd-5th

    Prerequisites: None

    Students will model challenging engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building brick- LEGO! In this 90-minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while testing and customizing their constructions.

    Fourth quarter, students will model military machines such as an aircraft carrier, tanks, planes, helicopters, catapults, and a fort.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $221.00

    General Chemistry Lecture (On-Level or Honors)

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 13, 2021

    Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Karen Shumway

    Grade Range: 10th-12th

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    Through the study of chemistry, high school students will learn the science behind things they observe every day! 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 at-home readings, practice problems, supplementary activities, and in-person hands-on labs to demonstrate key concepts. Course themes include matter, changes in state, scientific measurement, atomic structure, electrons in atoms, and characteristics of the periodic table. Students will then study ionic, metallic, and covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, and chemical reactions. Further chemistry topics include the behavior of gases, water and aqueous solutions, acids, bases, and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions, and thermochemistry.

    Students will learn the skills necessary for successful study of chemical reactions and molecular phenomena, using common high school laboratory chemicals, glassware, and techniques. This is not a course done in microscale using pre-mixed solutions: students will learn to calculate molarity and use dimensional analysis to mix solutions, calculate yields, analyze errors, and construct graphs. Example labs include experiments in molar mass, hydrates, precipitates, filtration, density, distillation, reactants, single and double displacement, acid/base titration, polymers, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, and stoichiometry. Class demonstrations will model other chemical concepts and processes, such as a radioactive cloud chamber.

    Note:This course has two class meetings: In-person Lecture from 11:00 am-11:55 am on Mondays and in-person Lab from 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm on Fridays. Students must enroll in both sections.

    Prerequisites: High school Algebra I

    Levels: This course provides a substantive, full-credit experience on either an on-level or honors track. All class members complete the same core material and participate in the same labs. Students taking the course at the honors level have additional assignments and alternative scoring. Honors students' homework will be graded and recorded as part of the students' total earned points. (On-level students' homework will be corrected and graded, but not factored into the total earned points.) Honors students will complete an additional research paper each semester on a chemistry topic of their choice using a minimum of 5 sources, and Honors students will be asked to memorize the polyatomic ions. Students must identify their level prior to the start of class. At any point in the year, a student may transition from honors to on-level if the workload exceeds the students' expectations.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class. Outside work must be completed to support the "flipped classroom" approach to this course in which the student pre-reads and prepares much of the lecture content at home, allowing in-person class time to be spent on highlights, clarification of challenging topics, class discussion, homework review, demonstrations, labs, and activities. In addition, students should plan for additional meeting and coordination time most weeks with their lab partners in-person, by phone, shared documents, or via virtual meeting. Students will also be required to read one scientific, non-fiction book or current events article each quarter and prepare a 2-page summary and response book report.

    Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message instructor and classmates. Parents can have an observer account in Canvas to review assignments and graded work. Students will have weekly readings, practice problems, and mandatory pre-lab assignments. The pre-lab assignment must be completed prior to lab and will serve as the student's "ticket" into the lab session each week.

    Assessments: Students will earn points for completed homework, unit tests, lab reports, book reports, and semester exams. Parents can calculate a letter grade using the student's points earned divided by points available. Parents may view all scoring and comments at any time through the Canvas site.

    Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase or rent Prentice Hall Chemistry by Wilbraham, Staley, et. al. 2008 edition (ISBN #978-0132512107).

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $125 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a composition notebook, graph paper, lab equipment and supplies, and safety supplies.

    What to Bring: Students should bring a paper or a notebook, pen or pencil, and a scientific calculator each week.

    What to Wear: Students should not wear any loose, drapey clothing to lab. They should also come to class with long hair tied back and should wear closed toe shoes.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a full credit in Lab Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

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    9 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    Geography Spotlight: Central Asia, Russia, the Black Sea Region, and the Arctic

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 20, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 90 min

    Instructor: Judy Okun

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Geography spotlight is a series of virtual seminars facilitated by a college professor of geography and history. Through live, online presentations and rich discussions, teens will examine the globe, region-by-region, to gain an understanding of each corner of the world. Geography is much more than just political boundaries, bodies of water, and land forms! Physical geography will be reviewed, but the seminar will also take students on a tour of ethnic groups, languages, religions, population trends, migrations, trade, economy, agriculture, natural resources, cultural highlights, and the history that shaped the region. The group will review today's news to understand headlines and hot spots in the region and how happenings there impact the rest of the world.

    The third seminar is an 8-week look at Central Asia, Russia, the Black Sea, and the Arctic. Watch for future seminars to be scheduled on Southwest Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Central America, US and Canada, and Pacific/Antarctica/Australia. 12.10.12.06

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $304.00

    Geometry

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 7, 2021

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: David Chelf

    Grade Range: 8th-12th

    Prerequisites: Algebra I

    This is a complete course in high school Geometry which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Students will learn deductive reasoning, and logic by completing geometric proofs. Topics in geometry include: lines, angles, congruence, concurrence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, transformations, area, similarity, right triangles, circles, regular polygons, and geometric solids. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and open-ended problem- solving.

    Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I in order to take this class.
    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.25-1.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most non-class days. Homework assignments will run on a 13-day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
    Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
    Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic take-home tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parent-awarded course grade.
    Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition (ISBN-10 0716743612, ISBN-13 978-0716743613) A calculator is not needed for this course.
    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Geometry for purposes of a high school transcript.

    10.06.23.06

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    Guitar for Advanced Beginners II

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Ney Mello

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will learn more advanaced techniques of playing the guitar! In this class, students will continue to learn melodies, chords, and strumming patterns for familiar songs from a variety of genres chosen by the instructor and students. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. In this semester, chromatic and whole tone scales will be introduced. Students will also begin to read simple chords charts, and basic harmony will be introduced. Students should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. New students who wish to enroll in Advanced Beginner should have approximately 30-40 hours of prior instruction in order to match the pace of the enrolled students.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $391.00

    Guitar for Beginners II

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 12, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Ney Mello

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites:

    Students will continue to learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar. In this class, students will continue to learn basic melodies, chords, and strumming patterns for familiar songs from a variety of genres such as, "Sweet Jane” (by The Velvet Underground), “House of the Rising Sun,” (by Eric Burdon and The Animals) and "Willow” (by Taylor Swift) chosen by the instructor and students. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. New chords and new songs will be added each week as students also learn to read music and basic music theory. Students will also learn how to hold, tune, and care for their guitars. Students should be able to read at grade level for this class, and should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. New students who wish to enroll 2nd semester should have at least 12-15 hours of prior instruction in order to match the pace of the enrolled students.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $391.00

    Harry Potter Handicrafts- Guest Prof. Hagrid & Hooch

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    You've dreamed about going to Hogwarts, and now is your chance to experience a year of magical classes! In this maker class, students will create projects inspired by their core classes at Hogwarts (Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration) and a Hogwarts guest professor. Students learn to work with a variety of materials and learn a broad range of crafting skills such as hand-sewing, painting, papercrafting (including precision cutting, folding, and stenciling) sculpting, and wireworking to create magical pieces inspired by the World of Harry Potter.

    Welcome to the fourth term at Hogwarts! This term will focus on flying, as we welcome Madam Hooch who will have you make your own broom, and Hagrid who will guide you as you create and conquer your textbook The Monster Book of Monsters. Of course, you'll also make crafts related to your core classes, including a Wingardium Leviosa levitation illusion (Charms), Drinkable Potions (Potions), and more!

    This is a great class for Harry Potter fans who love the magical world, even for those who have not read all of the books or watched all of the movies. Projects and class discussions are geared to not reveal significant series spoilers. Note: A few classes may include a Harry Potter-inspired food creation or personal care product. The ingredients will be identified in advance, and students with food or ingredient allergies or dietary restrictions will need to check before handling/consuming. Substitute ingredients cannot be provided for those with food allergies or restrictions.

    Topics in this Series: Guest Prof. Dumbledore (Quarter 1); Guest Prof. Sprout (Quarter 2); Guest Profs. Snape & Slughorn (Quarter 3), and Guest Profs. Hagrid & Hooch (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: Students should bring good scissors for cutting paper/fabric, a ruler, and a low temp, mini hot glue gun to class each week.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    Harry Potter Handicrafts- Guest Prof. Snape & Slughorn

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Judith Harmon

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    You've dreamed about going to Hogwarts, and now is your chance to experience a year of magical classes! In this maker class, students will create projects inspired by their core classes at Hogwarts (Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration) and a Hogwarts guest professor. Students learn to work with a variety of materials and learn a broad range of crafting skills such as hand-sewing, painting, papercrafting (including precision cutting, folding, and stenciling) sculpting, and wireworking to create magical pieces inspired by the World of Harry Potter.

    Welcome to the third term at Hogwarts! This term we welcome Professor Snape to instruct us on making a useful cauldron, and Professor Slughorn who will teach us to concoct Amortensia just in time for Valentine's Day. Of course, you'll also make crafts related to your core classes, including Bowtruckles (Care of Magical Creatures), Patronuses (Defense Against the Dark Arts), and more!

    This is a great class for Harry Potter fans who love the magical world, even for those who have not read all of the books or watched all of the movies. Projects and class discussions are geared to not reveal significant series spoilers. Note: A few classes may include a Harry Potter-inspired food creation or personal care product. The ingredients will be identified in advance, and students with food or ingredient allergies or dietary restrictions will need to check before handling/consuming. Substitute ingredients cannot be provided for those with food allergies or restrictions.

    Topics in this Series: Guest Prof. Dumbledore (Quarter 1); Guest Prof. Sprout (Quarter 2); Guest Profs. Snape & Slughorn (Quarter 3), and Guest Profs. Hagrid & Hooch (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: Students should bring good scissors for cutting paper/fabric, a ruler, and a low temp, mini hot glue gun to class each week.

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $142.00

    High School Statistics & Probability (On-Level or Honors)

    Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on September 7, 2021

    Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: David Chelf

    Grade Range: 11th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million. 77% of teens ages 12-17 have cell phones. One out of every two of youth voters cast a ballot in 2020. From election polls to stock market data and weather reports to medical test results, statistics and probability are all around us. They are quoted in the podcasts we listen to, the news we watch, and the textbooks and articles we read. Statistics and probability are used in almost every field of study and career for forecasting, decision making, and tracking progress. In 2021-22, the government will release a tsunami of 2020 census statistics about our country's population. (Coincidentally, the odds of a tsunami hitting the east coast- less than the Powerball win.) But statistics and probability are also often misused, misquoted or incorrectly applied, so having a solid understanding of what these numbers represent will help make teens informed consumers and decision-makers.

    This course will explore the collection and analysis of data, inferences and conclusions, and the use of this information. Themes include relationships between variables, gathering data, interpreting categorical versus quantitative data. The class will also cover sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies and evaluate randomness and probability. Finally, students will learn about making inferences, justifying conclusions, and using probability to make decisions.

    Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation Algebra I and Geometry in order to take this class. It is an ideal class for a student who needs an additional credit in high school math, but who may not wish to pursue more advanced mathematics courses such as Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.

    Levels:The course provides a substantive, full-credit experience on either an Honors or On-Level track. All class members share core material and participate in the same class lectures. Honors students will receive additional, more challenging problems. Students register online for the same course, but must indicate which level they wish to follow by the first day of class. Students may move down a level (from Honors to On-Level) at any time.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-1.5 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most non-class days. Homework assignments will run on an approximately 11-day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Tuesday (day 1), lecture on Friday (day 4), questions and answers on the next Tuesday (day 8), and homework due the next Friday (day 11). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the next lecture. Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.

    Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address to be set up users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.

    Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by: checking that weekly homework sets are complete; spot-checking the full solution 1-2 select problems in class each week, and giving quarterly take-home tests. Points will also be awarded for class participation. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for purpose of determining a parent-awarded course grade.

    Textbook: The required textbook for this class is "Stats In Your World" 1st edition by David E. Bock (ISBN-13 : 978-0131384897).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in mathematics for purposes of a high school transcript.

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    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $999.00

    Intro to Coding: Web Development

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Laura Adler

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Businesses, non-profits, colleges, sports, even high school clubs and hobby enthusiasts....everyone needs a website. Website Development is a fun, tangible way to introduce teens to coding! Students will be coding for themselves- to create their very own website! In this project-based workshop, students will design and develop a website on a topic of their choice. Will their personal website showcase a hobby, a club, a pet, a home business, or will it be used as their digital portfolio for future college applications?

    Students will learn to set up a website that follows industry standards and best practices. They will discover how HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and JavaScript are integrated as the core internet technologies that make a website useful, intuitive, and appealing. In the vast industry of website development, HTML serves as a website's framework, controlling content such as photos, videos, and text, while CSS is used for styling choices such as font styles, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. JavaScript is the dynamic, industry language that controls not only functionality such as inputs, interface, and responses within websites, but is also used for app and game development.

    Students will develop 3-4 webpages, integrating color and font choices with photos and embedded video (if desired), and interactive table(s) for input. Students will learn how to develop on their local device and will also have access to publicly available shared hosting to display their work. Students will need to bring a PC or Mac laptop to class with a minimum Intel 64 processor, Windows 7 or 8 operating system, 256 MB of RAM, and 200 MB of available hard-disk space for installation.

    Topics in this Series: App Design (Semester 1) and Web Development (Semester 2) Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

    Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class.

    Assignments: Will be given in class and noted in the weekly e-mails.

    Assessments: Will not be given.

    What to Bring: Students should bring a laptop with charger each week. Students should have the login and primary access to the laptop's systems and software. (i.e., the student should not be just a user with the parent primary on the laptop.) Chromebooks, tablets, and phones are not sufficient for the applications in this class.

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Career Exploration, Technology, or Applied Computer Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

    7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $347.00

    Introduction to Computer Science: JavaScript Programming

    Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2022

    Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 115 min

    Instructor: Black Rocket

    Grade Range: 9th-12th

    Prerequisites:

    Complete your coding skill set (or start your journey) with JavaScript development. One of the top five coding languages, Javascript is part of every software developers toolbox. Learn an array of core programming concepts with JavaScriptby experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Begin by programming animated memes and creating filters then tackle advanced
    skills such as interactive 3D experiences to program character movements, object interactions, and level creation.

    8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $367.00

    Jr. Engineering with LEGO: Colossal Construction (TUE)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2022

    Class Time: 1:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: K-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90-minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

    Fourth quarter, students will build colossal vehicles like monster trucks and hulking construction vehicles and model enormous developments such as a massive waterfront development, a towering sky scraper, and a expansive space station.

    Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown. Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. Topics in this Series: Super Structures (Quarter 1); Awesome Automobiles (Quarter 2); Monster Machines (Quarter 3); Colossal Construction (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $221.00

    Jr. Engineering with LEGO: Colossal Construction (WED)

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2022

    Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: K-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90-minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

    Fourth quarter, students will build colossal vehicles like monster trucks and hulking construction vehicles and model enormous developments such as a massive waterfront development, a towering sky scraper, and a expansive space station.

    Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown. Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. Topics in this Series: Super Structures (Quarter 1); Awesome Automobiles (Quarter 2); Monster Machines (Quarter 3); Colossal Construction (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $221.00

    Jr. Engineering with LEGO: Monster Machines (TUE)

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2022

    Class Time: 1:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

    Instructor: Becca Sticha

    Grade Range: K-2nd

    Prerequisites:

    Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90-minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

    Third quarter, junior engineers will tackle Monster Machines, building conveyor belts, elevators, catapults, tunnel-boring diggers, and a ferris wheel.

    Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown. Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. Topics in this Series: Super Structures (Quarter 1); Awesome Automobiles (Quarter 2); Monster Machines (Quarter 3); Colossal Construction (Quarter 4).

    6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $221.00

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