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3D History: The Forgotten Fronts of WWII

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Why read about key military battles on maps or in books when you can learn about them hands-on, in three dimensions, using historical miniature gaming? In 3D History, pivotal engagements come alive for new and experienced students, as they deploy to simulated battlefronts across the world in 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!

The Second World War was fought at every corner of the world map, but most people have only heard of the big famous battles in Europe and the Pacific. This semester we'll shed some light on the other pivotal battles of WWII, like the German paratroopers who invaded Crete, the Italian attacks in North Africa, and the Allied operations in Italy, which were overshadowed by the D-Day landings.

Topics in this Series: Naval Battles of WWII (Semester 1) and The Forgotten Fronts (Semester 2). 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.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: $355.00

3D History: The Forgotten Fronts of WWII

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Why read about key military battles on maps or in books when you can learn about them hands-on, in three dimensions, using historical miniature gaming? In 3D History, pivotal engagements come alive for new and experienced students, as they deploy to simulated battlefronts across the world in 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!

The Second World War was fought at every corner of the world map, but most people have only heard of the big famous battles in Europe and the Pacific. This semester we'll shed some light on the other pivotal battles of WWII, like the German paratroopers who invaded Crete, the Italian attacks in North Africa, and the Allied operations in Italy, which were overshadowed by the D-Day landings.

Topics in this Series: Naval Battles of WWII (Semester 1) and The Forgotten Fronts (Semester 2). 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.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: $355.00

Architecture: Visualizing and Modeling in 3D

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Laura Albert

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $492.00

Art History: Catacombs to Cathedrals, West Art Part 1 (On-Level or AP1b)

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Erica Hughes

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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 Advanced Placement (AP). They have different workloads, but meet together. AP level students will work at a university freshman level and have the potential to earn college credit or placement through the spring 2021 AP exam. On-level students will use the same textbook, but will have less homework. The AP Art History curriculum will be taught using an approved AP syllabus over the course of four semesters (two years) in order to appreciate the depth and complexities of the topic. AP Art History taught in a typical one-year course would compact and compress the study to not be a thorough, enjoyable exploration of art. In order to list AP Art History on the student's syllabus, all four (4) semesters would be needed. Otherwise, any student may enroll in any semester for a solid Art History (non-AP) experience.

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: AP 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 (25% of the AP's 250) on the midterm and final. On-level students should be able to identify the art or object by style. AP 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 AP version by emailing Compass before August 16. Once the course has begun, students may move down a level (from AP to on-level) at any time. However, once classes have begun, students may not "bump up" a level. AP Fees: The fee to take the College Board's AP Art History exam in May 2021 is not included; each family will be responsible for scheduling and paying for their student's AP exam 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: $372.00

Civics Critic: Exploring Elections

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Civics Critics will explore specific queries related to elections and voter's rights through guided inquiry and evidence-based analysis. These topics are posed as a series of thought-provoking questions that students will research, debate, discuss, and form opinions about. Second semester will examine three big questions: Should Americans be Required to Vote? Campaign Propaganda: Which Strategies Would You Use? and Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?

Civics Critic is an interactive, multi-disciplinary examination of some of the key issues in American Government using sources from The DBQ Project. DBQs, or document based questions, are derived from AP History exams and help develop high school level critical thinking skills. Students will review an array of primary sources such as letters, journal entries, inventories, ship's manifestos, newspaper articles, period maps, and court documents along with selected secondary sources like excerpts, charts, and graphs. Students will be guided through analyzing the documents, interpreting the data, drawing inferences, and forming conclusions. In some historical scenarios, the class will consider conflicting perspectives and be able to defend and debate multiple sides of a key issue. To demonstrate comprehension and a deeper understanding of the class themes, students will use factual findings to develop structured, evidence-based essays.

Topics in this Series: Sizing Up Citizenship (Semester 1), Exploring Elections (Semester 2). Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: are sent by e-mail to parents and students. Assessments: The instructor will assign completion points for homework assignments, % correct for quizzes/tests, and both quantitative and qualitative feedback on written papers for the parent's use in assigning a grade. Textbook: None. Lab/Supply Fee: The cost of class copies is included in the course fee. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Civics or American Government for purposes of a high school transcript. This is a 15-week class that will not meet one week in the winter quarter. The exact week off will be announced.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $292.00

DebateAble: Debate for Teens

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Monifa Hamilton

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Desmond Tutu once said, Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." Do you have what it takes to strategically win an argument? We live in a world where you will be challenged to think for yourself, defend opinions, and question conventions in society. Learn how to respond with evidence and enthusiasm when your opinion is challenged in this fun and interactive class!

Effective debate is a life skill that incorporates logic, communication, and public speaking skills. Being able to debate helps teens improve reasoning, conflict resolution, and confidence. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of debate including persuasive appeals, a brief history of debate, and different styles of debate.

Over the semester, students will learn how to prepare and deliver three types of argument: The traditional, prepared, on-on-one, Lincoln-Douglas style debate; a researched and practiced Public Policy debate on a current topic affecting the country or community; and the off-the-cuff, think-on-your-feet Extemporaneous style debate in which students are paired to argue a specified topic with limited preparation time. Each week, students will practice giving brief impromptu speeches, delivering prepared presentations, and debating classmates.

Debaters will learn how to structure an argument, build their evidence, and best practices for researching a topic. Students will learn techniques for quoting sources, presenting statistics, acknowledging opposing views, and incorporating visual aids in debate. The class will also practice stylistic elements of public speaking such as using transitional words, timing, gestures, and eye contact. In this class, students will learn how to really listen to their opponent and how to craft a rebuttal. At the same time, debaters will be taught to read their audience, hold their attention, and establish credibility. Students will practice evaluating classmates and giving, receiving, and incorporating constructive feedback. For purposes of a high school transcript, homeschool families might chose to count this class as a component, or partial credit, in communication.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $318.00

Outbreak! The Microbiology of Disease: Viruses & Parasites (Honors or On-Level)

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Olsen

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Out of breath, sudden fever, rash! What could be wrong with this patient? This class is a case-based approach to the many infectious diseases that humans share and contract from domestic animals. Each week, students will be introduced to a new pathogen.

The class will integrate principles of microbiology, immunology, physiology, and pharmacology within the framework of each epidemic. We will also discuss the historical, economic, and societal impacts that plagues and pestilence resulting from these infectious agents have wrought over the course of recorded history.

The class will include laboratory activities in microbiologic techniques. Students will become familiar with principles of laboratory safety, light microscopy, biologic stains, culture techniques, and common immunologic tests.

Second semester lectures and labs will cover viral and parasitic diseases,
including Smallpox, Rabies, HIV/AIDS, Hookworm, Toxoplasma, and others.

This class will be offered on two levels: Honors and On-Level. All class members share core material and participate in the same labs. Honors students will be assigned additional readings, homework questions, and lab reports. Students register online for the same course, but must indicate which level they wish to study via e-mail by January 8. Students may move down a level (from Honors to On-Level) at any time. However, once classes have started, students may not "bump up" a level.

Topics in this Series: Bacteria & Prions (Semester 1), Viruses and Parasites (Semester 2), etc.Prerequisites: Although previous classwork in Biology and Chemistry will be helpful, they are not prerequisites. Workload: On-level students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week on assigned readings and lab reports. Honors students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on work outside of the classroom. Assignments: All students will be expected to keep a lab manual for notetaking, lab reports, and assigned homework questions. Weekly readings will be documented in the course syllabus. Assessments: At the end of the semester, the instructor will review student notebooks and assign numerical scores to their notebooks, if requested, for the parents use in assigning letter grades. Textbook: Students should purchase or rent Microbiology: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition" by Marjorie Kelly Cowan (ISBN # 978-1259706615). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $100.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Equipment/Supplies: Students will be asked to bring microscopes to class some weeks. Students should have access to a compound microscope with 400X magnification and cool lighting. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Lab Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $490.00

Psychology: Case Studies in Human Development and Abnormal Psychology

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie DiVietri

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

In this class, we will examine the nature, causes, and treatment of mental disorders. How do we define abnormality and classify mental disorders? How common are mental disorder and which disorders are most prevalent? How do mental disorders vary across cultures? Together, we will learn the answers to these questions and examine case studies by renowned psychologists including Dr. Mary Pipher. These readings will be at the core of this class, leading to ongoing, intellectually stimulating discussions. Topics covered will include phobias, PTSD, eating disorders, self-harm, addiction, schizophrenia, dementia and more. Students will learn how to analyze field work, evaluate theories, and think critically about how these studies apply to the world around them. They will also have an opportunity to share research on a personal topic of interest.

Cases will not be repeated from fall 2019 or the prior year's psychology course. Students who are new to psychology can use the Case Studies courses as an introduction to the field and to explore their interest in taking the AP Psychology course at Compass in 2020-2021!

Topics in this Series: Neuropsychology and Cognition (Semester 1) and Human Development and Abnormal Psychology (Semester 2)Workload: Students should expect to spend 2 hours per week outside of class on readings. Students will be expected to prepare for weekly discussions by reading the selected case study and answering questions. Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students can access assignments and upload homework. Extension assignments may include watching a short video clip, creating discussion questions, or suggesting a follow-up study. Assessments: The instructor will assign points for class participation and homework that the parents can use in assigning a grade. Lab/Supply Fee: The cost of class copies is included in the course fee. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Social Sciences for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $345.00

Robotics Tech Challenge: Martian Battle Bots

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The Martians have discovered our presence and are not happy! Students will work in small teams to design, build, and program robots to compete in Battle Bots. They will build well-protected robots with "defenses" to withstand physical contact with their opponents, as well as, mechanical "weapon" systems to disable their opponent's robots. The class will conclude with a full-scale War of the Worlds competition. (Students not familiar with the references/context, may want to read "War of the Worlds" by Jules Verne beforehand.)

The class will focus on construction and programming, with heavy emphasis on design. The robots will be programmed to sense and react to the environment and to complete a series of missions on a pre-defined course. Students will build with Tetrix metal components, incorporate sensors, electronics, and motors from Tetrix Prizm, and will program using the Arduino IDE. Teams will conduct research, apply the engineering design process, follow the general rules and conventions of the engineering profession, including maintaining an engineering notebook. Please note that students do not get to keep finished projects.

Topics in this Series: Mars Rover (Semester 1) and Martian Battle Bots (Semester 2). Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class researching rover design. All other work is done in class. Assessments: Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Technology for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $583.00

Stage Combat Masters: A Survey of Weapons & Scene Building

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Stage Combat Mastes will take their work to the next level, try their hand and writing and directing, and test a variety of interesting variety of weapons they haven't yet used, such as small swords and quarterstaffs. Then, students will select their preferred weapons, develop characters, compose, and choreograph their own fight scenes. Actors will intensify the excitement, danger, or drama of their scene through stage combat; carefully planned fight scenarios with unique weaponty. Our stage combat masters' fight scenes will be shared in the final class.

Costumes and makeup are welcome for the final sharing, but are not required. Students who wish to wear costumes for the final sharing, need to use good judgement and wear those costumes to class for at least the last four practices to ensure free-movement and safety. Headgear that impedes ability to see, such as a mask, is prohibited. Costumes and make-up should not be overly mature, bloody, gruesome, or revealing.

This class is for continuing Stage Combat Masters students. Students who have had only beginning stage combat classes on Wednesdays, must seek the instructor's approval before registering. Students who are all new to stage combat should take the Wednesday, 2pm Stage Combat class, in preparation to take this Masters class next school year.

Topics in this Series: Acting in Action & Courageous Choreography (Semester 1) A Survey of Weapons (Semester 2)Prerequisites: Prior Master's level work or instructor approval. Workload: Students should expect to spend 1 hour per week outside of class. Assignments: Will be made in class and repeated in the weekly e-mail to parents and students. Assessments: What to Wear: Students should wear clothes they are comfortable moving in and athletic shoes. 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: $321.00

Success Skills for School: High School and Beyond

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Fraser

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Quizzes, tests, homework, projects, reports, teams, clubs, jobs, internships, volunteer work, applications, life decisions arghhh! The demands of high school can be overwhelming or downright intimidating to most teens, even those who are homeschooled! And guess what? That variety of new responsibilities and expectations doesn t go away. They will likely increase in the later years of high school and into college. But don t worry- there are strategies and core skills that will help prepare a teen for success in high school and beyond.

Study skills and college success basics include a toolbox of key life skills that will help your teen tackle high school and prepare for college. These skills are taught through in-class activities, some at-home trials, and by evaluating best practices. They are not taught as a one-size-fits all, but rather a range of options to accomplish the same thing for individual learners and different learning styles. Skills that will be addressed in this class include time management skills and tools like planners, to-do lists, calendars, and reminders- paper or electronic- what are the options, and what works best? Students will look at ways to manage short-term and long-term assignments; setting goals; how to break a bigger project into manageable steps and milestones; and how to avoid procrastination. The class will also learn fundamentals such as how to tackle a new chapter, read to retain, recall details, annotate, make margin notes, and take notes from readings, lectures, or videos; outline, and the art of brainstorming. Students will learn how to study and prepare for tests.

In their toolbox, teens will also learn soft skills needed in school such as communicating and coordinating with a team on group projects and how to ask for information from teachers, employers, and other adults. The group will complete a career inventory and think about what they might be interested in doing in the future and will get tips on internships, mentor relationships, and options for junior/senior summer or a gap year. Finally, the class will look at sleep, diet, stress, screen time, and other personal habits that can impact a teen's work and effectiveness.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $290.00

Bio Chem Learning Labs

Quarter 1,2,3,4: Starts on February 11, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 240 min

Instructor: Towson University, Baltimore

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Conduct biology, chemistry, and environmental science experiments in a university laboratory setting! Use advanced lab equipment, follow college-level lab protocols, and receive instruction from university lab staff. Lab activities are taken from AP curricula and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Bio-Chem Learning Labs is a series of 4 sessions, held off-site at Towson University's Center for STEM Excellence in downtown Baltimore (60 miles from Compass.) This lab series is a complement to and offers further hands-on experience for students taking Integrated Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Micro-Biology, or Principles of High School Science at Compass in 2019-20. Homeschool students following another curriculum, doing self-study, or taking an online class may take this series to add a lab component to their work.

Each session, students will complete a series of lab experiments around a central theme. Tentative activities include: measuring protein concentrations, quantifying absorbance, testing water quality, manipulating bioluminescent bacteria, and working with microbioassay, enzymes, blood smears, electrophoresis, and agarose gels. Each lab will emphasize the importance of control samples, dependent/ independent variables, recording and graphing data, and will demonstrate the process of identifying a problem, scientifically testing a hypothesis, interpreting results of an experiment, and supporting a scientific claim. All labs are 2.5-3.0 hours long with a snack break.

Lab dates are held on four Tuesdays: February 11, March 10, April 14, and May 12, 2020. A Compass science instructor will remain with the students throughout the labs and will send a post-lab summary to parents. Otherwise, the labs are led by Towson University staff. Students must wear long pants and closed toe shoes to the lab. A parental permission slip must be turned in before each lab. Any student wearing short pants/skits/dresses, open tow shoes, or failing to submit a permission slip will be denied entry to the lab. A class roster will be distributed before the first session to allow parents to form carpools. Families will be responsible for any parking fees incurred on site.

Prerequisite: For safety reasons, students must have turned 13 by the start of the labs (i.e. minimum age 13). Workload: Students will not have work outside of the lab sessions. Assessments: will not be provided. Lab/Supply Fee: Included. What to Bring: Paper or notebook, pen or pencil, bagged lunch What to Wear: Students must wear closed-toe shoes to labs.Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this program as a component (partial) credit in Lab Science for purposes of a high school transcript.

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

Acting- Kids' Theater: Freaky Friday

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

From dawn to dusk, freaky, funny things keep happening, in this kooky caper our concocted by our loony, loopy cast of characters!

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to start to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the actors will decide on characters, conflict, conclusion, and the story they want to tell. Students will pitch ideas to the group, and those concepts will be developed and blended to into a script that reflects the contributions of each student. The script will be customized for this class by the instructor with input from the students.

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.

Students will work from a written script, and ideally, students would be able to read at grade level. Emerging readers can be accommodated if the parent is willing to do a little extra memorization work with the student at home including memorizing cues in the script. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected make sure their child learns his/her lines and assembles 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 8 to sign up for this class.

Topics in this Series: Our Wacky Vacation (Quarter 1), The Day We Woke Up in Oz (Quarter 2), Freaky Friday (Quarter 3), and The Craziest Dream Ever (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Acting- Teen Scene: Long Form Improv

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

This is a fun improvisation class for teens to learn ways to interact spontaneously within character to create a scenes. Students will work on long form improv, which is taking an idea and creating a multi-character and multi-scene play. The art of developing a scene with a partner will be explored. Students will learn the components of scene building such as character development, environment, listening skills, accepting ideas from your partner, and building upon those ideas. A random or unusual setting can be a catalyst for wild and funny ideas.

Popular improvisational techniques such a Scene Jump and Columns will be performed. Students who took the scripted One-Minute Plays class and all new students, will have fun going script -free and strengthening their improvisation skills, with games such as "Two-Minute Stories." Students cooperative work will result in a scene full of fascinating facts, objects, and relationships. Students will improve their ability to think and react "on the fly." Actors' creative thinking and interpersonal skills will be strengthened as they work "out-of-the-box." This class will enhance cognitive development, imagination, and listening skills.

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The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter. 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.

Topics in this Series: Wednesday Afternoon Live (Quarter 2); Long Form Improv (Quarter 3); and Mystery on Demand (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again as improv-based acting will be a new and different experience every time! Workload: Students should expect to spend 1 hour per week outside of class learning his/her lines. Assignments: Parts will be assigned in class. 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: $124.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Improv Scenes

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

This is a fun improvisation class where tweens will learn how to spontaneously get into character and set the scene for some hilarious "off-the-cuff" scenarios! Students will learn how to develop a scene with a partner with no script and no advanced planning or casting! They will learn how to react, interact, and respond "on the fly" and in character to each other in situations that are made-up on-the-spot. Teens will practice taking cues from their partners to keep the scene going in a hilarious, creative development that no one can anticipate or replicate.

Popular improvisational exercises such as "Scene Jump", "Columns," and "Two-Minute Story" will be the backdrop for unusual, unexpected, and mixed-up settings which will be the catalyst for wild and crazy interactions among characters. Students' cooperative work will improve their creative thinking, interpersonal skills, and ability to think outside the box.

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. Drawing on their favorite improv exercises, the students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter.

Topics in this Series: Quick Scripts (Quarter 1); Nutty News (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Mystery Busters (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again as improv-based acting will be a new and different experience every time!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $124.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Arctic Adventure

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Acting is an adventure! Young actors will find themselves in on an Arctic Adventure where they will create an imaginative storyline and unique characters for their very own original play about polar pals having icy incidents and frigid fun.

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: Zany Zoo (Quarter 1), Cat & Dog Drama (Quarter 2), Our Arctic Adventure (Quarter 3), and Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Art: Marvelous Mosaics for Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Mosaic is a fun, functional and decorative art form with a rich historical tradition! Kids will explore the art of fitting small pieces together to compose a larger, mosaic work. Working with mosaics is a very hands-on, tactile form of three dimensional art that will challenge and delight students as their designs take shape. Students will experiment with tiles, pebbles, beads, shells, and recycled treasures to create one-of-a-kind mosaic projects!
During the first class, student will complete a paper mosaic project to practice fitting and spacing shapes together. During the second and third weeks, students will complete a colorful, framed mosaic mirror. During the fourth and fifth weeks, the class will create a unique, decorative mosaic wall hanging. In the final week of the class, students will make a delicate eggshell mosaic. Students may also make 1-2 original mosaic coasters, if time permits. All pieces will be grouted after class, off site by the instructor and will be available the next class. A supply fee of $40.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 6-week workshop that will conclude on February 26 (no class on 3/4/2020 or 3/11/2020.)

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $147.00

Art: Marvelous Mosaics for Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Mosaic is a fun, functional and decorative art form with a rich historical tradition! Kids will explore the art of fitting small pieces together to compose a larger, mosaic work. Working with mosaics is a very hands-on, tactile form of three dimensional art that will challenge and delight students as their designs take shape. Students will experiment with tiles, pebbles, beads, shells, and recycled treasures to create one-of-a-kind mosaic projects!
During the first class, student will complete a paper mosaic project to practice fitting and spacing shapes together. During the second and third weeks, students will complete a colorful, framed mosaic mirror. During the fourth and fifth weeks, the class will create a unique, decorative mosaic wall hanging. In the final week of the class, students will make a delicate eggshell mosaic. Students may also make 1-2 original mosaic coasters, if time permits. All pieces will be grouted after class, off site by the instructor and will be available the next class. A supply fee of $40.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 6-week workshop that will conclude on February 26 (no class on 3/4/2020 or 3/11/2020.)

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $147.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII, D-Day

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make! We will be covering Operation Overlord, the famous amphibious invasion to liberate France from Nazi Germany. Then- Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower described this massive operation as, “the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.”
Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 10 X 16 shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (hills, beaches, rivers, ridges, vegetation, barbed wire, etc.) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.
The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this Series: WWI, Germany's Summer Offensive (Quarter 1); WWI, America's Arrival (Quarter 2): WWII, D-Day (Quarter 3); and WWII, The Battle of the Bulge (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII, D-Day

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make! We will be covering Operation Overlord, the famous amphibious invasion to liberate France from Nazi Germany. Then- Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower described this massive operation as, “the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.”
Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 10 X 16 shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (hills, beaches, rivers, ridges, vegetation, barbed wire, etc.) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.
The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this Series: WWI, Germany's Summer Offensive (Quarter 1); WWI, America's Arrival (Quarter 2): WWII, D-Day (Quarter 3); and WWII, The Battle of the Bulge (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Bibliophiles Book Group: Truth

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

The Bibliophiles Book Group offers middle school students the opportunity to read high quality literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and literary analysis. Through facilitated class discussion, students will do thematic analysis, comparing books with similar themes and examining how an author develops the selected theme. In addition, students will complete extension activities or projects, such as researching a specific aspects of the story. Students will be asked to read assigned chapters from their books at home. Listening to the unabridged audiobook can substitute for individual reading. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. The first book of Quarter 1 will be The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner from the theme "truth." A subsequent book(s) having the same theme will be voted on by the students each quarter from among Newbery Medalists and Honor Books, the Capitol Choices book lists, or other award-winning young adult literature.

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

Build It Better! Gadgets & Gizmos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Build an inchworm, a ball shooter, a claw, an insect-like crawler, and more! Each week students will build a new gadget or gizmo using Lego Mindstorms components. Lego Mindstorms are not just for building robots! These interconnecting pieces can be constructed into an infinite number of unique, mechanized machines. 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: Simple Machine Contraptions (Quarter 1); Wacky 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: $165.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginner Chess or 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: $113.00

Chess: Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

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: $113.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess or 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.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $151.00

Coding Club: Animations & Games

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Club, students will create interactive stories, games, and animations. Our youngest coders will use the simple drag-and-drop block programming from the new 3.0 version of Scratch, a visual coding language designed for kids. Kids will learn the logic and patterns behind coding and will be introduced to hardware integration- where outside devices can be controlled by the code they construct. They will learn to use add-ons called "extensions" to incorporate new and interesting features to their code. Kids will discover how to integrate text-to-speech to make more immersive and interactive stories, and they will learn how to integrate a camera into their project for a whole new twist!

Coding Club is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Coding Club continues all quarters. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Coding Lab: Video Game Design

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Lab, middle school students will learn to code what they love to play- video games! Students will learn how to code more sophisticated game interface by combining data input and output. They will learn how to connect and code external hardware and collect data from sensors, such as gyroscopes, to function as hand-held game controllers. They will experiment with combining LEDs (small lights) to provide feedback, such as when a point is earned or enemy eliminated, and they will discover how to make their games more interactive and interesting by allowing multiple players, keeping score, and integrating music or sound effects. Never programmed a video game? No problem, beginners are welcome.

Coding Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Coding Studio: Interactive Electronics

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 4th-5th

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Studio, students will learn how to create coded instructions that make electronic devices come to life! Students will explore digital communications through interactive block programming in the new 3.0 version of Scratch, a visual coding language designed for kids. Coders will connect their programmed instructions to a micro:bit: a tiny, external, programmable circuit board (i.e. hardware). The micro:bit helps kids code with technology by providing responsive LEDs, buttons, and sensors which can be incorporated into creative projects. Students will begin by coding the micro:bit to respond as a digital musical instrument!

Coding Studio is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week. /p>

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Coding Club continues all quarters. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups (Wed)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups (Wed)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Creative Movement: Contemporary Dance

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Velocity Dance

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Add some Creative Movement to your child's day! Break-up sit-down, quiet, or serious time with this creative, exploratory dance class. Creative Movement will incorporate Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and other dance styles. Each week, the class will focus on a different genre of dance, exploring the music and movement behind that style, choreography, and enjoying improv/free style dancing. Beginning and experienced dancers will learn a variety of styles while improving their own creativity, movement quality, and artistic expression. Creative Movement will also enhance body awareness, movement, and musicality. All dance will be to clean edits of popular music (rated E for everyone). The last class of the quarter, students will perform a group routine for parents. Creative Movement is a co-ed style that accommodates kids who have not danced before and those who don't want the structure of more traditional dance formats while providing a fun, creative work out. Creative Movement continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve skill. No two dance sessions are the same!

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $145.00

CSI Forensic Science- Analysis

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will delve into the world of crime scene investigators (CSIs) as seen each week on Law and Order, NCIS, and the CSI television series! Students will be introduced to the field which combines knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics! Students will learn how to examine a crime scene and collect evidence. They will perform labs and hands-on activities such as different kinds of fingerprinting and learning how to find and lift latent fingerprints. The class will practice identifying footprints and making molds. Students will use equipment similar to CSI analysts and FBI detectives such as microscopes and chromatography. They will combine these skills along with logic, deductive reasoning, and the scientific method to solve mock crimes and CSI mysteries. Students will take notes and record their findings in science journals/notebooks. 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. Topics in this Series: Dissection Lab: Organs and Organ Systems (Quarter 1); Dessection Lab: Organisms (Quarter 2); CSI Forensic Science- Analysis (Quarter 3); and CSI Forensic Science- Investigation (Quarter 4).

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

Dig It! Classical Archaeology: Greece & Rome

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Erica Hughes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Archaeology is the field of study that unlocks the clues to past civilizations. In this class, students will explore key time periods and look at the archaeological evidence that tells us what was going on in different civilizations: what people ate, what they wore, who they worshipped, the art they created, the houses that they lived in, the wars they fought, and even what pets lived alongside them! This archaeological tour will be guided by a scholar of art and antiquity: Dr. Erica Hughes has traveled and participated in archaeological explorations throughout the ancient world. Students will "dig" her personal photos and stories and participate in class discussions, group activities, and individual hands-on experiences that are designed to help young people understand the creation and conservation of artifacts.

The third quarter will explore Hellenic, Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman ideas and objects. Students will uncover the roots of these famous civilizations in the artifacts and myths of each other. How could the Colosseum have been flooded without plastic lining? Where did the Greeks get the idea for their statues? Which is the only god to have the same name in Greek, Latin and Etruscan? Example activities in this class include red-figure painting techniques, playing Roman board games, and designing a gladitorial spectacle.

Topics in this Series: Early Archaeology: Paleolithic to Mesopotamian (Quarter 1); Bronze Age Archaeology: Egypt, Anatolia, Myceneans (Quarter 2); Classical Archaeology: Greece & Rome (Quarter 3); and Forensic Archaeology: Piecing Together History (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: $145.00

Dynamic Dioramas: Song of Roland & the Franks

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

In the eighth century CE Western Europe is beset by hostile enemies, taking advantage of hundreds of years of disunity and decay. One King would unify the disparate and petty barbarian fiefdoms and be crowned Emperor of a new Holy Roman Empire. This quarter will focus on how Charlemagne expertly won his way to Imperial glory on countless battlefields across all the corners of Europe. Even his greatest military defeat would be immortalized in The Song of Roland, which would join the legend of King Arthur in establishing the ideals of chivalry and knighthood.

Each student will create an individual diorama of a scene from the Song of Roland. Students will craft and hand-shape their scene on a 10 x 16 inch foam board using artistic, model-making techniques. They will customize their dioramas with landscape elements, waterways, structures of the time, and paint. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with 1:72 scale miniature heroes and monsters, then combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to create larger terrain. Students will then compete in history-based survival strategy games. This will reinforce lessons about the culture, economy, warfare, and mythology 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.

Topics in this Series: Beowulf & the Vikings (Quarter 1); King Arthur & the Saxons (Quarter 2); Song of Roland & the Franks (Quarter 3), and Saladin & the Third Crusade (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Engineering Challenge Lab: Civil, Structural, Mechanical

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Focus on the "E" in STEM- Engineering! Discover the everyday challenges we can solve through engineering in this hands-on, project-focused class! Students will practice the three main steps of the engineering design process by asking, "What is the problem?", " What are possible solutions?", and "How can I improve on the design?"

Students will tackle simulated challenges that span a variety of engineering disciplines- civil engineering, structural engineering, and mechanical engineering. Possible projects include creating filters for water, modeling how to earthquake-proof buildings, assembling ball launchers, constructing a dome, and testing various model airplanes.

Students will work together to solve problems and brainstorm options given a variety pf project materials. For each project, students will be challenged to adjust their designs, make modifications, re-design to optimize their creations, and retest performance. Basic building, measuring, data collection, and equations will be used to challenge all minds in engineering!

Topics in for this Age/Grade: Extreme Animal Kingdom: Extraordinary Organisms (Quarter 1); Extreme Animal Kingdom: Fascinating Phyla (Quarter 2); Engineering Challenge Lab: Civil, Structural, Mechanical (Quarter 3); and Engineering Challenge Lab: Electrical, Chemical, BioMedical (Quarter 4).

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

Engineering Workshop: Applied Electronics & Programming- Robotic Car

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Learn all about electronics in this practical, hands-on workshop! Electronics are fundamental to lots of things that kids want to build such as automated toys, robots, and computers. Students will increase their understanding of electronics through work with the Arduino microcontroller and integration of mechanical and electronic components to build an Arduino robotic car during the first 2-3 weeks and program it to perform a series of common robotic tasks such as driving, line following, and obstacle avoidance for the remainder of the 3rd quarter.

Topics in this Series: Electronics- Circuit Basics (Quarter 1); Electronics + Programming (Quarter 2); Applied Electronics & Programming- Robotic Car (Quarter 3); and Applied Electronics & Programming- Advanced Individual Arduino Projects(Quarter 4).Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $55.00 for a robotics kit is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $165.00

Experimental Methods & Design: Microscopic Life

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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, choose appropriate controls, minimize investigator bias, correctly perform measurements and record and analyze data.

The 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 and families. 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 Botany (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: $184.00

Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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: $146.00

French Foundations

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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: $169.00

French with Friends

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. 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: $169.00

Fun with Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Our youngest scientists will enjoy this hands-on introduction to the fun of physics. Kids will begin to understand the world around them with engaging, hands-on activities featuring electricity and magnetism. Example labs include building circuits, constructing a simple cell battery, testing magnets, and generating static electricity, and experimenting with electromagnetism. Topics in for this Age/Grade: What's the Matter? Solids and Polymers (Quarter 1); What's the Matter?Liquids and Gases (Quarter 2), Fun with Physics: Electricity and Magentism (Quarter 3); and Fun with Physics: Forces and Fears (Quarter 4).

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

FUNctional Fitness: Conditioning and Cross-Training (Homeschool PE)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Diane Mack

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' homeschool 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 in on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. Kids will use a variety of small equipment and gear in their workouts such as mat, dumbbells, kettlebells, jump ropes, medicine balls, slam balls, rope ladders, and more. 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!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $138.00

Great Books for Girls Group

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Great Books for Girls offers preteen students the opportunity to read high quality literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and hands-on extension activities. Through facilitated class discussion, students will analyze plot, theme, characters, genre, and setting by citing specific examples from the story. In addition, students will complete a wide range of extension activities, such as acting out or illustrating favorite scenes, writing alternate endings or prequels, or researching specific aspects of the story. Students will be asked to read assigned chapters from their books at home, either as read-aloud, individual silent reading, or listening to the unabridged audiobook. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. All books selected for 2019-20 will feature the theme, "Perspective." The first book of Quarter 3 will be Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. A second, follw-up book will be voted on by the students each quarter from A Mighty Girl suggested titles, Newbery Medalists and Honor Books, and the Capitol Choices book lists.

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

Hands on History: Ancient Peoples- Mesoamerica

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Learn about the cultural development and traditions of a selection of Native Mesoamerican tribes (including their homes, architecture, clothing, food, transportation, and beliefs) through weekly projects. Students will make relief masks, Mayan calendars, Chinampa floating gardens, Eye of God ornaments, foil tooled masks and more as they learn about life in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica! The class will sample the oral traditions and literature of several tribal groups through read-alouds of fables and folklore and learn how the cultural traditions of Native Latin and South Americans continue to endure today.

Students will be excited by history when approached through this engaging, multi-disciplinary exploration of historical connections and integrated concepts rather than memorizing dates and disconnected facts! Topics in this Series: Stone Age (Quarter 1); Native North Americans (Quarter 2); The Mesoamericans (Quarter 3); and the Vikings (Quarter 4).Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $15.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Jr. Chemist: Chemistry in the Kitchen

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Find out just how (and why) seaweed is used as an ingredient in gummy bears! Young scientists will learn about chemistry using everyday ingredients and techniques from the kitchen! Students will use food products to experiment with the chemical and physical properties of matter, and will begin to learn the vocabulary of chemistry with substances that are safe, fun, and yummy to work with! Examine acids and bases using fruit juices and vinegar and find out what happens chemically when milk goes bad. Conduct a test to find out if fresh orange juice has more vitamin C than frozen juice. Discover the chemistry involved in making ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Witness supersaturation in solutions when making rock candy. Learn about melting point and recording temperatures when making chocolates. See what viscosity is when working with fats and oils. The class will discover the chemical behaviors of yeast, baking soda, and baking powder, and more! Topics in this Series: Micro Investigator (Quarter 1); Macro Investigator (Quarter 2). Jr. Chemist in the Kitchen (Quarter 3). Jr. Chemist at Home (Quarter 4).

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

Jr. Engineering with LEGO: Awesome Automobiles

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: PlayWell Teknologies

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favoriate 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 Awesome Automobiles, building pull-back motorcycles, belt-drive fire jeeps, gear-driven dragsters, and car carriers.

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); Monster Machines (Quarter 2); Awesome Automobiles (Quarter 3); Fantastic Fliers & Space Race (Quarter 4).

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $197.00

Junior Art Studio: Whimsical Winter Works

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art or artist, view sample works, and then will create a project in the style of the artist using a wide variety of materials and representative colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Second quarter, junior artists will study and create art that showcases winter with projects such as aerial view snowmen, winter trees snow painting, polar bear process art, a newspaper winter landscape, and fold-and-print winter reflections. They will examine samples from artists who worked in similar materials, themes, or styles.

Topics in this Series: Mixed Media Makers (Quarter 1); Whimsical Winter Works (Quarter 2); Art Around the World (Quarter 3); and Cultural Art Creations (Quarter 4) Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $111.00

Junior Art Studio: Whimsical Winter Works

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art or artist, view sample works, and then will create a project in the style of the artist using a wide variety of materials and representative colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Second quarter, junior artists will study and create art that showcases winter with projects such as aerial view snowmen, winter trees snow painting, polar bear process art, a newspaper winter landscape, and fold-and-print winter reflections. They will examine samples from artists who worked in similar materials, themes, or styles.

Topics in this Series: Mixed Media Makers (Quarter 1); Whimsical Winter Works (Quarter 2); Art Around the World (Quarter 3); and Cultural Art Creations (Quarter 4) Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $111.00

Kids' Confection Kitchen: Dazzling Desserts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

p>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:

-Macaroons

-Gumdrops

-Mounds Truffle

-Brittle

-Cookie Balls

-Peppermint Patties

-Cracker Candy

-Angel 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. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a 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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Krav Maga Self Defense for Kids: Yellow Stripe

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Reynolds

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Kids are always taught first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a situation escalates and becomes threatening. Kids are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and in-class practice incorporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect.

Students may enroll in Krav Maga at any time, and everyone will begin as a white belt. Each quarter, students will practice the full range of skills, but there will be two "featured" moves that a student can earn a belt stripe for being able to demonstrate. Featured moves will include a combative strike and a defensive escape technique. No one stripe is a prerequisite for any other color, and color stripes can be earned in any order.

Third quarter, students will have the chance to earn a Yellow Stripe. Featured moves include: cover defense and wrist locks (red stripe); straight punch defense and bear hugs (orange stripe); head movement defense and front 2-handed choke (yellow stripe); round kick defense and back 2-handed choke (green stripe); front kick defense and guillotine choke (blue stripe); clinch defense and rear choke (purple stripe); ground striking defense and head lock defense (brown stripe); and 360 defense and full Nelson (black stripe).

Students will be able to test for belt promotions to move through the ranks of white belt, yellow belt, orange belt, etc. On average, it is estimated that a student will be ready for a belt test after four quarters/four color stripes. Belt testing will be by coach approval.

Topics in this Series: Red Stripe (1st Quarter), Orange Stripe (2nd Quarter), Yellow Stripe (3rd Quarter) and Green Stripe (4th Quarter). Assessments: Belt testing for promotion will be by coach recommendation, but on average will take 4 quarters. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the t-shirt and white belt (new students) or $5.00 for the white belt (returning students). An belt test fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor when a student is ready to test for promotion. What to Bring: Refillable water bottle. What to Wear: In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, students will be asked to wear a class t-shirt provided by the instructor. Students should also wear shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers with their class t-shirt. Non-Meeting Days: In addition to the scheduled days-off on the published Compass schedule, this class does not meet on October 4.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

Learn to Sing: Music from the Heart

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Wyndy Frederick

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

With Valentine's Day approaching, our vocalists will work on songs from the heart! Possible songs come from Hercules, Oliver, The Lion King or evn Wicked! Perhaps you want to sing, "If I Only Had a Heart" from The Wizard of Oz, "Heart" from Damn Yankees, "Far From the Home I Love" from Fiddler on the Roof, or "My Funny Valentine" from Pal Joey. Music from the Heart is not romantic music, but songs about what's important to love.

The quarter's repertoire will include at least one group choral number. Students will work on other music as solos, duets, or small group numbers. This introduction to vocal performance will include posture, breathing, intonation, and the principles of blending vocal harmonies. Basic musical notation will be introduced as well as melodic and harmonic intervals. No previous musical experience is required just joy in singing! Prior to the start of class, the instructor will identify song book(s) and accompaniments for students to purchase. Topics in this Series: Songs from the Stage (Quarter 1); Holidays Around the World (Quarter 2); Music from the Heart (Quarter 3); and Songs from the Silver Screen (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $15.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $111.00

Little Medical School: Wilderness Medicine

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Beth Ross

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Spring is around the corner, and students should know how to stay safe outdoors! Our young wilderness doctors will learn about snake bites, insect stings, mosquito-borne illnesses, and staying safe in the forest. They will learn about hypothermia symptoms and prevention, how to clean water so it is safe to drink, what plants are edible and which must be avoided, and what to do in the event of forest fires, floods, and lightning. They will learn what should be in an emergency supply kit and how to treat an injury in the wilderness. All topics are covered through role-playing and hands-on activities in an age-appropriate way so students feel empowered, rather than scared, away from home.

Topics in this Series: Doctor, Doctor (Quarter 1); Calling All Doctors (Quarter 2); Wilderness Medicine (Quarter 3); and Nutrition Science (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $35.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a set of high quality, take-home class materials including: a disposable lab coat, model snake, thermal blanket, bandana, spray bottle, emergency supply kit project, handy worksheets and charts on temperature, water, edible/inedible plant identification, fires, floods, lightning, bleeding and broken bones, and a class diploma.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $188.00

Little Medical School: Wilderness Medicine

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Beth Ross

Grade Range: K-1st

Prerequisites: None

Spring is around the corner, and students should know how to stay safe outdoors! Our young wilderness doctors will learn about snake bites, insect stings, mosquito-borne illnesses, and staying safe in the forest. They will learn about hypothermia symptoms and prevention, how to clean water so it is safe to drink, what plants are edible and which must be avoided, and what to do in the event of forest fires, floods, and lightning. They will learn what should be in an emergency supply kit and how to treat an injury in the wilderness. All topics are covered through role-playing and hands-on activities in an age-appropriate way so students feel empowered, rather than scared, away from home.

Topics in this Series: Doctor, Doctor (Quarter 1); Calling All Doctors (Quarter 2); Wilderness Medicine (Quarter 3); and Nutrition Science (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $35.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a set of high quality, take-home class materials including: a disposable lab coat, model snake, thermal blanket, bandana, spray bottle, emergency supply kit project, handy worksheets and charts on temperature, water, edible/inedible plant identification, fires, floods, lightning, bleeding and broken bones, and a class diploma.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $188.00

Manipulating Math: Geometry Games

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie DiVietri

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

p>Without geometry, life might be POINTless! Shapes are everywhere! We will sort them into categories and answer questions like, "Is a square always a rectangle?" Design a hidden picture puzzle to share with your friends, learn about edges and vertices by building 3-D solids, use cubes to fill containers and explore volume, discover Pi for yourself by measuring circles, create Cartesian art by using a coordinate grid and ordered pairs, and more! Each week, master a new concept with hands-on, real world math! Topics will include angles, polygons, triangles, circles, three dimensional solids and more. Students will practice problem solving skills, reasoning, and basic math in this class.

Topics in this Series: Measurement Madness (Quarter 1); Fun with Fractions (Quarter 2); Geometry Games (Quarter 3); and Simple Statistics (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Marine Biology: Open Ocean Habitats

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Earth is an ocean planet! Life began in the oceans, and they are the linchpin of the biological, chemical, and physical processes that allow our planet to support life. This class will give students a basic understanding of the chemistry, physics and biology of earth's oceans. We'll also learn how oceans are informing our search for life on other planets. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in at least three demonstrations or experiments during each class.

During the third quarter, students will continue to examine the amazing variety of marine habitats around the world. We'll explore marine habitats that are found in the open ocean (or limnetic zones) including near surface and deep water biomes, abyssal plains, deep trenches, hydrothermal vents, and polar waters. The geographic distribution, food webs, important primary producers and consumers, representative species, and notable species interactions for each biome will be discussed and compared to other marine and terrestrial biomes. Over the course of the quarter, students will assemble a "ship's log" of our virtual expedition which will include a map of the ocean biomes of the earth, with detailed sections on each biome we investigate.

Topics in this Series: Oceanography (Quarter 1); Coastal Biomes (Quarter 2); Open Water Habitats (Quarter 3); and Marine Animal Close-Up (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: $184.00

Math Fact Foundations: Multiplication

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie DiVietri

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Does your child lack confidence in his or her mathematical ability? It might be because your child has not mastered basic math facts! Students who know their math facts can move confidently through other, higher levels of math. Basic math facts are to arithmetic as phonics are to reading! Math facts are the building blocks needed to be successful in multi-digit multiplication, long division, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, and beyond! Fluent math facts help a student keep up in math and reduce frequent arithmetic errors.

Learning math facts for life does not have to be tedious drudgery! Flash cards and repetitive worksheets don't work for everyone, and a student won't always be able to use a calculator. This class will focus on strategies and introduce games that improve a student's number sense and fact fluency. Techniques such as counting up, tens partners, adding nine, and more will be explicitly modeled and reinforced in class. Students will play make-and-take math games in class like SLAP!, U-Know, and more that they will also be expected to practice at home. This class will provide an engaging, low-pressure environment and focus on individual skill development.

Topics in this Series: Addition (Quarter 1); Subtraction (Quarter 2); Multiplication (Quarter 3), and Division (Quarter 4).Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $5.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the make-and-take games and materials.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Math Lab (Wed, Q3)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: David Chelf

Grade Range: 6th-10th

Prerequisites: None

Math Lab is a tutoring center where students can go for weekly help on math homework! In Math Lab, homeschooled students bring the math homework they are assigned- whether from a Compass math class, an online math program, or material taught at home. Help is available for all topics from middle school (6th-8th grade) math through Algebra I, encompassing concepts such as: number lines, integers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, factoring, exponents, roots, order of operations, inequalities, coordinate plane, working with variables, solving equations, and word problems.

Students will be expected to come to Math Lab with a current math assignment including any textbook, workbook, or worksheets and a pencil. They will work independently until they have a question, reach a stumbling block, or need clarification on a concept or computation. The Math Lab tutor will then work with them to check answers, remind them of a technique, or demonstrate a different way to solve the problem. Sometimes just hearing it from someone else will help a concept "click"!

An experienced Compass math instructor will oversee the Math Lab and will be circling the room and continually checking in with students. The tutor will not prepare or deliver structured lessons, but will be giving on-the-spot support/guidance as needed and may suggest additional practice to reinforce a concept. Math Lab students will receive discounts on subscriptions to IXL Math, on an online, learning platform. See Compass Store for details on IXL subscriptions.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $153.00

Math Masterminds: Great Discoveries

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie DiVietri

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Each week, students will tackle math puzzles, challenges, and learn new "tricks" and techniques to solve a variety of math problems, all while learning about the masterminds behind founding principles of modern mathematics. Students will learn about the life and times of a great mathematician and then explore key concepts, principles, and formulas introduced by the featured master. Students' problem solving skills will be honed as they examine the historical, cultural, and personal context for discoveries in mathematics. The class will work sample problems and use experiments and manipulatives to demonstrate the formulas, theories, short-cuts, or alternate approaches suggested by famous mathematicians. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of mathematical terms and concepts from the the ancient scientists Archimedes, Newton, Keplar, and Galileo.

Topics in this Series: Geometry (Quarter 1) featuring Euclid, Pythagoras, Heron, and Descartes; Patterns and Problem Solvers (Quarter 2) featuring Eratosthenes, Napier, Polya, and Babbage; Great Discoveries (Quarter 3) featuring Archimedes, Newton, Keplar, and Galileo; and Modern Challenges (Quarter 4) featruring Fermat, Euler, Galois, and Noether.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $156.00

Modeling Renaissance Conquests: Pirates of the New World (17th century)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

While Europe was in a state of near constant warfare, a whole new world was being explored, expanded upon, exploited, and in many cases exterminated. The Spanish arrived from Europe first, with the Conquistadors and “settled” New Spain. Other maritime powers would soon follow, snapping up new colonie. After all, how could you call yourself an empire without colonies to oppress? This meant the wars of Europe spilled over and became the wars of the New World too. Large, expensive navies plied the seas and took the spoils of war to spite their rivals. When these wars ended, so too did the various Crowns’ willingness to pay for all these trained fighting sailors, who were left far from home, with only one valuable skill. Fighting at sea, this time for themselves as pirates!

Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 10 X 16 diorama board of a pirate hideout or other Caribbean port, and populate it with 1:72 scale invading armies and their adversaries for historical re-enactments. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the conquest while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war-gaming rule system for moving troops and siege equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents.

Topics in this Series: Barbarossa aka Pirate Redbeard, Europe, 16th century (Quarter 1); Suleiman the Magnificent, Europe, 16th century (Quarter 2); Pirates of the New World, 1650-1730 (Quarter 3); and Ivan the Terrible Russia, 16th century (4th quarter). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Music Makers: Tempos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Preisinger

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Music Makers explores many facets of the musical experience- singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing instruments. The class will explore musical stories, famous composers, and different genres of music while playing a variety of percussion instruments (drums, sticks, triangles, woodblocks and more!). Students will learn to play a beginning pitched instrument on glockenspiels (a small barred instrument like the xylophone). Using an Orff-based approach, students will learn to read and write beginning musical notation and learn musical terminology all in the context of fun and play. Music Makers classes provide a fun, pressure-free environment to experience music and movement with the goal of general musicianship and excellent preparation for further, individual instrument lessons if desired. Music Makers helps every child acquire the essential building blocks for a future of musical learning! Students may join Music Makers at any quarter, and they may return again and again since new music, themes, and skills are constantly introduced.

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

Nature Quest: Winter Adventurers

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Nick Grenier

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Hooray for winter! It's a great time of year for active outdoor games and exploration, to make fires and enjoy the cozy warmth of our earth shelter. Bundle up and look for signs of how animals live in the winter- wth a little luck we will have snow to track in. Many students consider this their favorite session of the year!
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated.

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

Nature Quest: Winter Adventurers

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Nick Grenier

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Hooray for winter! It's a great time of year for active outdoor games and exploration, to make fires and enjoy the cozy warmth of our earth shelter. Bundle up and look for signs of how animals live in the winter- wth a little luck we will have snow to track in. Many students consider this their favorite session of the year!
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated.

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

Nature Quest: Winter Explorers

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Nick Grenier

Grade Range: K-1st

Prerequisites: None

Hooray for winter! It's a great time of year for active outdoor games and exploration, to make fires and enjoy the cozy warmth of our earth shelter. Bundle up and look for signs of how animals live in the winter- wth a little luck we will have snow to track in. Many students consider this their favorite session of the year!
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. Students must be age 5 by the start of the class, and they must be comfortable separating from their parents for the length of the class.

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

Nature Quest: Winter Path Finders

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Nick Grenier

Grade Range: 4th-5th

Prerequisites: None

Hooray for winter! It's a great time of year for active outdoor games and exploration, to make fires and enjoy the cozy warmth of our earth shelter. Bundle up and look for signs of how animals live in the winter- wth a little luck we will have snow to track in. Many students consider this their favorite session of the year!
Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a seasoned naturalist, mentor and survivalist, Mr. Nick. This program will be run similar to a mini-version of Ancestral Knowledge program that the instructor has led for several years. Students will follow the paths or create their own through the wooded campus at Compass while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!
A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found with the changing winter season. The class will also learn valuable outdoor skills such as constructing a temporary shelter, building a fire, or purifying water. Students will play games to practice skills like stillness, camouflage, agility, and stalking. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong grounding in, and connection to nature, to the real world!
Students will get to know about native animals, and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. Sorry, but the explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated.

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

Physical Geology: Between a Rock & a Hard Place

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Students will explore the physical and chemical structure of the Earth and the forces shaping our planet. They will learn about rock formation, the rock cycle and processes such as weathering and metamorphism. Students will explore volcanoes and intrusive versus extrusive igneous rocks. They will conduct experiments to examine sedimentary rock formation and fossils and study the forces and conditions for metamorphism and the processes of the rock cycle. Students will also perform laboratory experiments and collect data on crystal growth and relate it to igneous rock formation. Students participate in labs and learn techniques to test and identify rocks. Each class begins with a brief discussion, demonstrations, and includes one or more hands-on activities and experiments. Course themes include: Earth's structure; theory of continental drift; Earth's crust and sedimentary rocks; volcanoes and igneous rocks; rock cycle and metamorphic rocks; minerals and crystals; and rock testing and identification.

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: $184.00

Preschool Science Fun with Patti's Puppets

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Patricia Woolsey

Grade Range: Ages 3-4

Prerequisites: None

Preschoolers will have fun with weekly science topics presented through stories, songs, and games with puppeteer Miss Patti! Storytime with Patti is extra-special because she brings a different character from her cast of colorful puppets each week. Three and four- year olds will dive into the wonderful world of science through play, performing arts, and puppets!

Preschoolers will develop their observational skills as they listen to, act out, and learn from stories. Throughout the quarter, Miss Patti will use drama, puppetry, music, movement and stories to teach science concepts and beginning science vocabulary. Our youngest students will learn to work in a group, exercise their senses, improve their attention spans, make predictions, and think creatively when science is introduced in a fun, multi-sensory setting- with puppets. Topics presented in this workshop cover animals in the winter and hibernation.

Children must be age 3 by the start of this program to enroll. This is program includes a 40-minute structured time with 10-minutes at the beginning for gathering and separating and 5 minutes at the end of the hour for winding-down and leaving. Parents will be invited to sit nearby but may not remain in the classroom, so children must be comfortable separating from the parent for this class. This is a 6-week program that begins on January 8 but does not meet on 1/22/20, 2/12/20, or 3/4/20.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Psychology Sampler: Me, Myself & Others

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie DiVietri

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

In this class, students will delve into personality and social psychology. If you ask yourself the question, “Who am I?” or “Do my choices affect my future self?” you are thinking like a personality psychologist! We will begin by taking a version of the Myers-Briggs personality test. We will then look at personality through a cultural lens, in relation to individualist and collective cultures. We will also learn about moral development by looking at the research of Lawrence Kohlberg. After we’ve learned about ourselves, we will look at different aspects of Social Psychology as we seek to discover “Who am I in relation to others?” We will take a look at conformity and debate the bystander effect. We will also learn about some of the most well-known studies in the history of psychology including the infamous Stanford Prison Study by Phillip Zimbardo and a shocking study on blind obedience to authority by Stanley Milgram. With personal surveys, interactive games, landmark psychological studies, and fascinating debates, you won’t want to miss it!
This class is a great introduction to psychology and will have a hands-on, fun vibe which will allow students to access these challenging ideas in simple ways. Don't miss fourth quarter, "When Brains Are Wired Differently."

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

Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice (Expository)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Arthuretta Martin

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students develop their public speaking skills and their own expository "voice" in a fun, supportive environment taught by a seasoned speaker, coach, and storyteller! Students will gain confidence in public speaking by writing and practicing a speech that explains something that they already know about! Students will teach the audience about Minecraft, music, monkeys, magic, or more in a short, personal speech. The class may view videos of professional expository speakers. Students will practice posture, eye contact, enunciation, voice projection, pauses, and timing while receiving tips and techniques from the instructor and peer feedback. The class will culminate in an end of the quarter presentation for parents. This workshop is open to students new to public speaking or those with experience, and students may repeat the program to continue to refine their public speaking skills. This is a 7-week class, and the week off will be announced.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $159.00

Robot Fab Lab: Walking Humanoid

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

How would you like your own robot assistant to help with everyday chores? In this class, students will take the next step in robotics engineering and build a humanoid robot. Students will learn how to construct and program an upright robot that can operate in our human world and perform common human tasks, such as walking around furniture, opening a door, and detecting sneaky siblings. After building a basic walking robot during the first few classes, students will add functional components and sensors to complete a specific task each week. Students will learn to program the robot to accomplish each task.

Students will use the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 robotics sets. They will build with motors, wheels/axles, gears, levers, and special components. Students will have to install touch, sound, color, and infrared sensors while also learning to program sequences and commands that use input/output devices for controlled movements and precise turns. Using the drag-and-drop EV3 programming menu, students will learn to program their robots while experimenting with key concepts such as fixed values, variables, loops, and logic constructs.

This course integrates science, engineering and computational thinking while introducing physical constraints, units of measurement, and coordinate systems. But, don't worry, this is a beginning robotics class. Prior experience is not expected, but returning students are welcome. Each student will build his/her own robotic project, so students can progress and customize at their own pace. In general, in this class, students will spend two weeks assembling, three weeks programming, and two weeks testing and re-designing. Topics in this Series: Lunar Lander Challenge (Quarter 1); BattleBots (Quarter 2); Walking Humanoid (Quarter 3); and To Be Determined(Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $165.00

Scientist for a Day: Paleontologist, Geologist, Field Biologist

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Find out what different scientists do! This class allows young scientists to explore different careers in the sciences and shows them that science is fun, approachable, and that anyone can do it! Students will use real scientific equipment and learn actual science terminology to investigate questions in different fields. Try out SCUBA gear as a marine biologist, learn the basics for studying DNA, perform experiments in chemistry, and try your hand at operating an ROV (remote operated vehicle). The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in at least three demonstrations or experiments during each class.

During the third quarter, students will begin as paleontologists, learning the science and methods they will need as they prepare for a fossil dig. Students will handle real fossils, learn how the process of fossilization occurs and try their hand at excavating fossils and reconstructing a dig site. While they are still in the dirt, students will learn about the field of geology. The class will discover how geologists study rocks, dig up our own mineral samples, identify them and learn about the geologic processes that formed them. Students will make their own crystal gardens to take home and observe. Next, the team will venture out into the woods and get our hands dirty as field biologists! Students will learn how field scientists measure data in the real world and try out some field methods of collecting data like running transects, point-intercept quadrats, sediment coring, and more.

Topics in this Series: Chemist & Medical Scientist (Quarter 1); Physicist, Astonomer, & Engineer (Quarter 2)Paleontologist, Geologist & Field Biologist (Quarter 3), Entomologist, Marine Biologist (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: $184.00

Spanish Amigos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Jeanniffer Denmark

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Amigos is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. Spanish language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with themes about colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, parts of the house, common objects, body parts, etc. Greetings and simple phrases will be woven into the day's activities, as well as cultural traditions when applicable. Writing, spelling, and grammar will not be emphasized in this class. Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, 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. Students may join Spanish Amigos during any quarter.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Stage Combat: Dual Duels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Sure, you ve got a sword in one hand, but what about the other? No lazy hands here! Put a weapon in each hand! Now, let the fun begin! In this dual wielding stage combat class, students will explore what it's like to use a weapon in their non-dominant hand along with a sword in their main hand. Whether you have a second sword, a dagger, a buckler, or something else, it's a game-changer.

How do actors learn to perform these fights...and not get hurt? They train in stage combat! Stage combat is the art of creating the illusion of violence for storytelling in theatre and film. With an emphasis on safety, students will learn the movements used to create great fight scenes. Students will learn footwork, weapons handing, and hand-to-hand techniques and well as some acting and choreogrpahy skills. Join us in stage combat to learn behind-the-scenes skilld from a rich theatrical and cinematic tradition performed by your favorite characters.

This class is for beginning and experienced students. This class is best suited for students who are focused and have self-discipline, can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Topics in this Series: Sword & Unarmed Fights (Quarter 1); Double-Handed Blades (Quarter 2); Dual Duels (Quarter 3); and Fight Scenes (Quarter 4).

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

Successful Social Skills for Tweens

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Elena Zaklis

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Successful social skills can help tweens navigate almost every aspect of their lives. Building confidence in social settings can help improve self esteem and comfort in group settings, sports, new endeavors, with family, in public, or just hanging out with friends. Every adolescent can benefit from improved social skills, but some need a little more practice. In this class, tweens will work with a certified, licensed therapist (behavior analyst) to develop strategies for navigating different social challenges- from conversation skills and identifying feelings and emotions, to seeing perspective, handling stress, talking to parents, making friends, tolerating siblings, and more. The small group class will be highly interactive with games, role playing, videos, modelling behavior, and projects using a evidence-based social-emotional curriculum

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

Ulimate Magic Academy: Perplexing Purple Wand

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Curious coins, baffling balls, confounding cards, and puzzling papers! Students will learn tricks of the trade from a professional magician using the Discover Magic curriculum! This class will present tricks from the Purple Wand curriculum.

Each week, kids will learn how to perform a unique magic trick, and students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Students will unlock the secrets to eight special magic tricks: Heads-Up, Bermuda Papers, Mind Trip, Baffling Bandana, Acrobatic Jacks, Magic IOU, IncrediBall and Presto Print. For each trick, students will receive a custom magic prop and full color instructions, and at the end of each class, every magician will take home a Top Secret file folder with additional tricks they can practice. Student magicians will be given a secret password each week to gain access to an additional magic trick on the Discover Magic website (parents will need to work the magic to set up the child's online account.) Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience. Magicians who complete the class will receive a certificate and magic wand.

Topics in this Series: Baffling Blue Wand (Quarter 1)- New; Orange Wand Wonders (Quarter 2) last taught in Sept. 2018; Perplexing Purple Wand (Quarter 3) last taught in Oct. 2018; and Groovy Green Wand (Quarter 4) last taught in Mar. 2019. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 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: $220.00

Who Wants to Be a Scientist? Paleontologist, Geologist, Field Biologist

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

There are so many ways to do science! This class allows our youngest scientists to explore different careers in the sciences and shows them that science is fun, approachable, and that anyone can do it! Students will use real scientific equipment and learn actual science terminology to investigate questions in different fields. Try out SCUBA gear as a marine biologist, learn the basics for studying DNA, perform experiments in chemistry, and try your hand at operating an ROV (remote operated vehicle). The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in at least three demonstrations or experiments during each class.

During the third quarter, students will begin as paleontologists, learning the science and methods they will need as they prepare for a fossil dig. Students will handle real fossils, learn how the process of fossilization occurs and try their hand at excavating fossils and reconstructing a dig site. While they are still in the dirt, students will learn about the field of geology. The class will discover how geologists study rocks, dig up our own mineral samples, identify them and learn about the geologic processes that formed them. Students will make their own crystal gardens to take home and observe. Next, the team will venture out into the woods and get our hands dirty as field biologists! Students will learn how field scientists measure data in the real world and try out some field methods of collecting data like running transects, point-intercept quadrats, sediment coring, and more.

Topics in this Series: Chemist & Medical Scientist (Quarter 1); Physicist, Astonomer, & Engineer (Quarter 2)Paleontologist, Geologist & Field Biologist (Quarter 3), Entomologist, Marine Biologist (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: $184.00

Whole Health Yoga for Teens & Adults Q3 (Wed)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Beloved Yoga

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Come in out of the morning rush! Catch your breath, refresh and reset for the day ahead with yoga! Whole Health Yoga is a health and fitness program for teens and adults of all fitness and experience levels -beginners are welcome. It is intended to reduce overall stress and tension, and improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Each class will begin with "centering", or a breathing exercise to calm, focus, and unwind (approx. 5 mins). Next, the class will do warm-up stretching with particular focus on the spine (approx. 10 mins). which will help loosen the joints. Each class will include a work-out comprised of stretches and poses for the whole body that touch on major muscle groups and body parts (approx. 35 mins). Each week will include focused work on a featured body part such as back, hips, or shoulders. This is not a yoga class that is based on holding the perfect pose. Instead, participants will learn gentle, adaptable poses that are accessible to all ages, body types, and fitness levels. There is no set, repetitive class sequence: no two sessions will be the same! Each class will conclude with a final relaxation, which is typically done lying down, and may include some visualization (approx. 10 mins). Yoga philosophy is not included in this course. All participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class.

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

Wizard's Workshop: Harry's Hogwarts Handicrafts, Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

In this class, wizards will create charming, hand-crafted projects, all while learning tips and tricks furthering your own "crafts" (much like how Harry learned from the notes of the Half-Blood Prince). Projects this quarter may include pygmy puffs, magic wands, Felix Felicis potion, and the goblet Dumbledore used in the Crystal Cave to drink the liquid and reveal the cursed locket. Perhaps if you do well enough, you’ll even be asked to join the Slug Club!

Topics in this Series: Best of Books 1-4 & More! (Quarter 1), Order of the Phoenix (Quarter 2), Half-Blood Prince (Quarter 3), Deathly Hallows (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 and a (low temp, mini) hot glue gun to class each week, which will earn them house points.

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

Word Masters: Verbal Analogies and Vocab Challenges

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Word Masters is a language challenge for students who enjoy word games, spelling, building their vocabulary, and verbal adventures. Why study lists of words if you can make a game of it? The best way to learn new words is to use them! This class is inspired by the annual Word Masters Challenge (www.wordmasterschallenge.com). Each week students will tackle new vocabulary words and practice them through analogies and critical thinking challenges. Students will examine word meanings, relationships, synonyms and antonyms with in-class activities and games such as Pictionary, Scategories, Charades, and Apples-to-Apples. Word Masters will improve a student's reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, logic skills, and the ability to think analytically and metaphorically. Word Masters introduce all new word lists, analogies, and activities each quarter.

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

Writer's Workshop: Writing from the Inside Out

Quarter 3: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Hickman

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Understanding descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive paragraphs is essential to becoming a good writer. Learning how writing is constructed from the sentence to the paragraph is essential to the writer. Students will extend sentences into essays and stories to be shared. The four paragraphs have rules, and learning the rules helps us be better writers. Strategies for getting started, learning to show instead of tell, and lessons that enhance the writing will be shared. Graphic story pages and cartoons will be included in paragraph construction. Students will find their own voice as they move from one kind of paragraph to another. Focusing on specific skills throughout this class will strengthen student writing. Audience and purpose will play a role in the fiction and non-fiction students create and share in the class anthology.

The Writers' Workshop gives students in grades 5-6 the skills they need for writing, reading, listening, and speaking that come from practicing by putting pen to paper. Sharing drafts and in-progress works enhances the understanding of language structure, encourages revision, and improves editing in story writing. Each quarter, students will review samples of literature and write about popular themes using the story elements of that theme.

Imagination and creativity come easily to most young writers, but acquiring technical skills is also important. Each quarter, students will focus on specific skills. The skills are a part of their Writer's Tool Kit that includes understanding parts and kinds of sentences, plurals, possessives, and punctuation. Learning how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus, as well as practical, higher, middle school level skills such as summarizing, outlining, note taking, writing a book report, or citing sources are included throughout the four sessions.

Topics in this Series: Reading Classics, Writing New Endings (Quarter 1); Finding Colorful Characters for our Fiction (Quarter 2); Writing from the Inside Out (Quarter 3); and Classics, Paintings, and Poetry- A Passport Adventure (Quarter 4).

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $159.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Chili Lime Agave Popcorn (appetizer)

-Wonton Soup (soup)

-Brussels Squash Salad with Harissa (salad)

-Pierogies (side dish)

-Chicken and Dumplings (entree)

-Chocolate Cream Pie

-Southwest Chicken Casserole with Rice and Green Chilis

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Creative Journaling for Teens (Q3)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Michelle Dzema

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Don't write poetry? Think you can't draw? Maybe not, but you may still want a creative way to record your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ideas! Journaling is an ongoing process of discovery and exploration that allows one to be conscious of and connect with his/her thoughts, emotions and ideas. It is a form of expression that supports both academic and personal growth.

Creative journaling is not writing daily "Dear Diary" style entries on dated pages. Instead, students will explore various journaling methods, blending self-expression and self-discovery to guide them in learning new ways to problem-solve, achieve goals, and process emotions. Students will work with several writing techniques and a range of art media to develop a personal journal throughout the quarter, and will have the opportunity to expand on it in subsequent quarters. Techniques such as freeform writing, black-out poetry, stream-of-consciousness writing, and creative list making- in addition to experimenting with simple mixed media like collage and photography- will be explored. Weekly prompts will cover a range of topics such as choices, ambition, fear, and self-esteem as they relate to the students' personal lives and current events. Conversation around the prompts will complement the students' work in their individual journals.

Topics in this Series: Journal work is done in an open studio environment that allows students to join in any quarter throughout the year. Prerequisites: No formal writing or art experience is needed. All teens are welcome. Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: are given in class. Assessments: Not provided. Lab/Supply Fee: A NEW STUDENT class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a spiral bound journal and a kit of supplies. A RETURNING STUDENT class fee of $10.00 is due for consumable, in-class supplies.Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in English, Fine Arts, or general Elective for purposes of a high school transcript.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $165.00

Formula for Fiction: Prequels and Sequels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Anne Sharp

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Do you have a favorite tale that you always wanted to explore the beginning or further adventures of its characters, their ancestors, or their progeny? Sometimes we love a character or story so much that we want it to keep going! In this class, students will survey well-known prequels and sequels and will examine popular storylines as a possible "formula" for creating original fiction. What happened to D'Artagnan decades after The Three Muskateers? Find out in Dumas' sequel, Twenty Years After. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling penned The Second Jungle Book with further adventures of Mowgli and his friends, or that after his Adventures, Mark Twain continued to tell the story of Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective? Some sequels are not even written by the original author, such as Alexandra Ripley's sequel Scarlett to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.

In this tradition, students will continue a beloved story through the creation of a before or after, borrowing and elaborating on characters, setting, and a few plot details. In the process of picking up where an author left off (or began), the student writer must delve deeper into story elements in order to remain true to the original concept. To do this requires knowledge and understanding author's intent by building credible preceding/continuing events and character continuity that mesh with the given storyline.

Great writing doesn't always begin "from scratch." Sometimes writers use a formula, or template storyline, to create fiction. This class series examines different types of popular storylines to give the young writer a "formula" for creating original fiction. For each genre, the class will examine samples of literature and excerpts from well-known works that illustrate the story template. Each fiction formula includes a different mix of elements (characters, setting, plot) that change in the new story while others remain fixed to preserve the genre.

A portion of each class will be dedicated to sharing students' working drafts through collaboration and in-class feedback. Students will be expected to conduct some writing and reading at home each week. Literature selections will not be assigned in their entirety, but students may want to continue reading the complete work. The culmination of the students' work will be a bound class literary magazine. Topics in this Series: Mystery and Detective Stories (Quarter 1); Historical Fiction (Quarter 2); Prequels and Sequels (Quarter 3); and Revisioning a Classic (Quarter 4).

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

Introduction to Digital Photography

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Angela Goodhart

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Learn the art of photography, including photographic composition, lighting, portraits, nature photography, black and white photography, and special projects. Students will have hands-on practice in every class. They will be encouraged to develop a special project of their own and share it with the class. On the last day, there will be an art show for the parents. Students are encouraged to bring SLR cameras, but any digital camera that is better than a phone camera will be adequate. There is a material fee of $10.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a beautiful 12x18 frame-worthy, composite print of each student's favorite photographs from the semester. This is an 8-week class that will not meet on February 7 or 14 and will finish on March 20.

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

Krav Maga Self Defense for Teens: Yellow Stripe (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Reynolds

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Teens are always taught first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a situation escalates and becomes threatening. Teens are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and in-class practice incorporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect.

Students may enroll in Krav Maga at any time, and everyone will begin as a white belt. Each quarter, students will practice the full range of skills, but there will be two "featured" moves that a student can earn a belt stripe for being able to demonstrate. Featured moves will include a combative strike and a defensive escape technique. No one stripe is a prerequisite for any other color, and color stripes can be earned in any order.

Third quarter, students will have the chance to earn a Yellow Stripe. Featured moves include: cover defense and wrist locks (red stripe); straight punch defense and bear hugs (orange stripe); head movement defense and front 2-handed choke (yellow stripe); round kick defense and back 2-handed choke (green stripe); front kick defense and guillotine choke (blue stripe); clinch defense and rear choke (purple stripe); ground striking defense and head lock defense (brown stripe); and 360 defense and full Nelson (black stripe).

Students will be able to test for belt promotions to move through the ranks of white belt, yellow belt, orange, etc. On average, it is estimated that a student will be ready for a belt test after four quarters/four color stripes. Belt testing will be by coach approval.

Topics in this Series: Red Stripe (1st Quarter), Orange Stripe (2nd Quarter), Yellow Stripe (3rd Quarter) and Green Stripe (4th Quarter). Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-2 hours per week outside of class. Assessments: Belt testing for promotion will be by coach recommendation, but on average will take 4 quarters. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the t-shirt and white belt (new students) or $5.00 for the white belt (returning students). An belt test fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor when a student is ready to test for promotion. What to Bring: Refillable water bottle. What to Wear: In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, students will be asked to wear a class t-shirt provided by the instructor. Students should also wear shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers with their class t-shirt. Non-Meeting Days: In addition to the scheduled days-off on the published Compass schedule, this class does not meet on October 4. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Physical Education for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $133.00

Math Lab (Fri, Q3)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: David Chelf

Grade Range: 6th-10th

Prerequisites: None

Math Lab is a tutoring center where students can go for weekly help on math homework! In Math Lab, homeschooled students bring the math homework they are assigned- whether from a Compass math class, an online math program, or material taught at home. Help is available for all topics from middle school (6th-8th grade) math through Algebra I, encompassing concepts such as: number lines, integers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, factoring, exponents, roots, order of operations, inequalities, coordinate plane, working with variables, solving equations, and word problems.

Students will be expected to come to Math Lab with a current math assignment including any textbook, workbook, or worksheets and a pencil. They will work independently until they have a question, reach a stumbling block, or need clarification on a concept or computation. The Math Lab tutor will then work with them to check answers, remind them of a technique, or demonstrate a different way to solve the problem. Sometimes just hearing it from someone else will help a concept "click"!

An experienced Compass math instructor will oversee the Math Lab and will be circling the room and continually checking in with students. The tutor will not prepare or deliver structured lessons, but will be giving on-the-spot support/guidance as needed and may suggest additional practice to reinforce a concept. Math Lab students will receive discounts on subscriptions to IXL Math, on an online, learning platform. See Compass Store for details on IXL subscriptions.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $153.00

Mosaic Masterpieces Open Studio (Q3)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Mosaics is run as a studio art class where students create unique compositions and work at their own pace under the guidance of an experienced mosaic artist. Each quarter, students are taught new design, cutting, layout, and finishing techniques and are introduced to new mosaic materials which they can incorporate into inspired, original pieces. Throughout the quarter, the instructor will suggest possible themes for projects based on the featured materials, but students are always welcome to pursue a different direction.

Students who are new to mosaics will complete a quick checkerboard project (complete with wooden checkers) to teach pattern, layout, and lines before starting their specialized projects. For each project, students will be able to choose from a variety of substrates- rectangular, square, shaped, or circular backboards (typically first-year students), or special forms or 3D objects (experienced students). Each project will expand a student's understanding of color, pattern, rhythm, texture, and spacing as they complete rich, dimensioned compositions. Students will be able to incorporate other glass, ceramic, and porcelain tiles into their projects and may select feature elements such as beautiful glass gems, millifiori, sliced stone, metallic ornaments, mirrored bits, or shells, to serve as focal points in their mosaic piece. The mosaic can be monochromatic, complimentary, or contrasting colors. A broad pallet of colors is always available, and new colors are added each quarter to reflect the season.

Students will develop a skillset for mosaic artistry over multiple quarters or years. As each student demonstrates mastery of basic skills, safety, and artistic expression, that student will be taught advanced techniques, materials, tools, composition, and color theory. A typical progression in mosaics is:

-Flat, rectangular substrate, whole tiles, symmetric design, proper spacing and adhesion

-Flat, circular substrate, tile cutting with nippers, themed design and color choice

-Flat or curved substrate, cutting sheet glass with pistol grip, breaking pliers, and running pliers, composition and color design

-3D substrate, adhesion substances, and techniques

-Porcelain and ceramic cutting, special application, advanced design

There is no prerequisite for this class. The number of projects completed each quarter depends on the student s work speed and attendance in class. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class.

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

Assessments: will not be given.
Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to Bring: In-progress project must be brought back to studio each week.

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $181.00

Paint Studio I: Still Life- Values, Form, and Space

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Luc Atangana

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Students will be introduced to painting with acrylics in a relaxed, informal studio setting under the guidance of a professional paint instructor

Students will work on framed canvas and easels and will learn elements of art and principles of design in addition to methods in painting. Painters will learn basic techniques such as shading, blending, stippling, and broad stroke. Each quarter, the instructor will demonstrate techniques by developing a sample painting. Students may elect to follow the class sample, or may apply the painting skills to an entirely unique composition. Students will complete one or two 16" X 20" canvases each quarter, depending on the level of detailing.

Third quarter, students will begin painting still life such as fruits, vegetables,
bowls, and glassware. Through the still life study, painters will learn techniques
with acrylic paints such as shading, blending, stippling, and broad stroke to help
them replicate the different effects in still life subjects with contrasting textures.
Elements of art taught in the second quarter projects include line, shape, form,
space, color, value, and texture.

This class is suitable for beginners who have never painted before, and for experienced art students who have worked in other mediums and are interested exploring acrylic painting. Compass parents are welcome to register for this class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. Painting can provide a relaxing, needed break from rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment. First quarter will begin on September 20 and run for 7 weeks, ending November 1.

Topics in this Series: Botanicals- Line, Color, Shape, and Texture (Quarter 1); Special Effects Workshop (Quarter 2); Still Life- Values, Form, and Space (Quarter 3); Landscapes- Composition, Unity, and Repetition (Quarter 4). Workload: Work outside of class is optional, however students who want to continue to practice their painting techniques might want to purchase a tabletop easel (approx. $10.00) and set of basic acrylic paints ($30.00+) for home use 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 the instructor on the first day of class for two canvases, a sketchbook, and use of shared class supplies (desktop easels, paints, brushes, paper products, etc.). Returning students who are continuing in this class from a prior quarter can continue using their sketchpad, but there is still a $14.00 fee for the other materials. What to Wear: Students may wish to wear an apron, smock, or paint shirt when working acrylic paints.Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.10.08.0612

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $137.00

Paint Studio II: Advanced Fundamentals II, Blending & Brush Techniques

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Luc Atangana

Grade Range: 8th-Adult

Prerequisites: Prior class(es) in acrylic painting

In Paint Studio II, student artists will further develop their skills in acrylic painting in a relaxed, informal studio setting under the guidance of a professional paint instructor. Paint Studio II is a 2-hour session where a focused lesson is demonstrated and practiced in the first hour, and students may continue to paint in open studio (shared with Paint Studio I students) the second hour. The second hour of Paint Studio II is optional in the event that a student must attend a 10:00 am class.

Students will work on framed canvas and easels and will learn elements of art and principles of design in addition to methods in painting. Advanced painting techniques that will be taught include dry brush work, washing, splattering, dabbing, pallet knife, underpainting, glazing, and layering. Each quarter, the instructor will demonstrate techniques by developing a sample painting. Students may elect to follow the class sample, or may apply the painting skills to an entirely unique composition. Students will complete one or two 16" X 20" canvases each quarter, depending on the level of detailing.

Third quarter's lessons will have students experimenting and practicing blending and brushstrokes, to create a variety of effects and textures. They will learn the names and uses for all of the brushes in their kit, including: liner, flat, angular, filbert, dagger, round, and fan. Newly introduced brush techniques and exercises will enable budding artists to paint a variety of textures found in nature, which might include clouds, running and still water, sand, pebbles, rough and smooth rocks, moss, grass, bark, pine needles, and snow. Finally, students will experiment with the difference in effects, when blending wet-with-wet paint and wet-on-dry paint.

This class is suitable for returning teen students who have completed at least two quarters of Paint Studio I, or adult students. Compass parents are welcome to register for this class to work alongside their teens or to work on their own while their teen is another Compass class. Painting can provide a relaxing, needed break from rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment.First quarter will begin on September 20 and run for 7 weeks, ending November 1.

Topics in this Series: Advanced Fundamentals I, Color Studies (Quarter 1), Special Effects in Acrylics Workshop (Quarter 2); Advanced Fundamentals II, Blending & Brush Techniques (Quarter 3), Advanced Perspective (Quarter 4). Prerequisites: at least 2 quarters of Paint Studio I Workload: Work outside of class is optional, however students who want to continue to practice their painting techniques might want to purchase a tabletop easel (approx. $10.00) and set of basic acrylic paints ($30.00+) for home use.Assessments: Individual feedback is given in class. Formal assessments will not be given. Lab/Supply Fee: A New Student class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for canvases, pallet, pallet knife, 12 piece paint brush set, a sketchbook, and use of shared class supplies (desktop easels, acrylic paint, brushes, paper products, etc.). The Returning Student class fee is $20.00 for canvases and shared class supplies.What to Wear: Students may wish to wear an apron, smock, or paint shirt when working acrylic paints. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $190.00

Shakespeare Off the Page: Death by Shakespeare!

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Heather Sanderson

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Read it! Act it! Students will enjoy this two-hour, 8-week workshop with Shakespearian coach Heather Sanderson who hails from England and is known for instilling a love of Shakespeare into the hearts of students throughout the Greater DC area. The class will examine and explore some of Shakespeare's most famous death scenes from a variety of plays, including Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar. In addition to analyzing and acting out the 'final exits', the students will participate in an assortment of themed theatre games and improvisation activities.

Students will read various roles, study and act out scenes, practice monologues, and work through the literature while having fun with fellow teens. Theatre games will be used to encourage collaboration, and specially designed improv exercises will be used to stretch teens' imaginations and help them get "in character". The class will use read-aloud and in-class dramatization to decipher the original language, word choices, and to identify humor, satire, mockery, betrayal, and rejection in this mixed-up comedic tale of mistaken identity. The class will work from complete texts (not redacted, abridged, or simplified school versions) to hear and practice Elizabethan lingo. Students will learn how the Bard crafted scenes and conveyed the primary storyline and sub-plots in tales that have endured for over 400 years.

Instructor Heather Sanderson shares a teaching style based on actions and interactions, developed from years of experience coaching Shakespeare in a way that appeals to students. Her approach brings abstract concepts, complex themes, and difficult language to the students' level, so that they can relate to and appreciate Shakespeare.

Topics in this Series: Shakespeare Off the Page: The Winter's Tale (Semester 1), Shakespeare Off the Page: Death by Shakespeare (Quarter 3), and Shakespeare's Famous Re-Writes of English History: Antony & Cleopatra (Quarter 4). Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hour per week outside of class reading sections. Assignments: Sections will be assigned in class and included in the weekly e-mail to parents/students. Assessments: Will not be given. Textbook: The cost of the class text is included in the course fee. Non-Meeting Dates: This is an 8-week class that follows the Compass 3rd quarter schedule. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in English Literature or Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $223.00

Sweets Shop: Decadent Delights

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kati Andresen

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The tantalizing aroma of cookies in the oven. A mouth-watering burst of mint. The silky feel of melted chocolate. The sticky sweet of fresh-made caramel. A subtle hint of lemon. Student bakers will enjoy these delicious sensations- and more- as they explore the world of baking homemade desserts.

Sweet Shop treats are scrumptious, fun, and simple to make. Compass bakers will learn to prepare a variety of desserts for friends and family, as an everyday treat or for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Each quarter, students will create a range of desserts including a pie, a cake, a tray bake, cookies, a tart, a mousse or pudding, and a chocolate (plus, a frozen dessert in 8-week quarters). The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

-Berry Biscuits

-Strawberry Shortcakes

-Red Velvet M&M Cookies (great for Valentine's!)

-Brownie Cheesecake Bites

-Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

-Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge

-Bananas Foster Rice Pudding

-Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Students will be eating what they bake each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging baking classes 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. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

Topics in this Series: Delectable Desserts (Quarter 1); Innovative Indulgences (Quarter 2), Decadent Delights (Quarter 3), and Casual Confections (Quarter 4).Assessments: Will not be given. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. 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/Technical for purposes of a high school transcript.

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

Sweets Shop: Decadent Delights

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kati Andresen

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The tantalizing aroma of cookies in the oven. A mouth-watering burst of mint. The silky feel of melted chocolate. The sticky sweet of fresh-made caramel. A subtle hint of lemon. Student bakers will enjoy these delicious sensations- and more- as they explore the world of baking homemade desserts.

Sweet Shop treats are scrumptious, fun, and simple to make. Compass bakers will learn to prepare a variety of desserts for friends and family, as an everyday treat or for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Each quarter, students will create a range of desserts including a pie, a cake, a tray bake, cookies, a tart, a mousse or pudding, and a chocolate (plus, a frozen dessert in 8-week quarters). The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

-Berry Biscuits

-Strawberry Shortcakes

-Red Velvet M&M Cookies (great for Valentine's!)

-Brownie Cheesecake Bites

-Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

-Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge

-Bananas Foster Rice Pudding

-Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Students will be eating what they bake each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging baking classes 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. Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

Topics in this Series: Delectable Desserts (Quarter 1); Innovative Indulgences (Quarter 2), Decadent Delights (Quarter 3), and Casual Confections (Quarter 4).Assessments: Will not be given. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. 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/Technical for purposes of a high school transcript.

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

Whole Health Yoga for Teens & Adults Q3 (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Beloved Yoga

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Come in for a mid-day break! Transition from morning classes to afternoon classes and shake off the stress of the week! Refresh and refocus for the weekend with yoga! Whole Health Yoga is a health and fitness program for teens and adults of all fitness and experience levels -beginners are welcome. It is intended to reduce overall stress and tension, and improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Each class will begin with "centering", or a breathing exercise to calm, focus, and unwind (approx. 5 mins). Next, the class will do warm-up stretching with particular focus on the spine (approx. 10 mins). which will help loosen the joints. Each class will include a work-out comprised of stretches and poses for the whole body that touch on major muscle groups and body parts (approx. 35 mins). Each week will include focused work on a featured body part such as back, hips, or shoulders. This is not a yoga class that is based on holding the perfect pose. Instead, participants will learn gentle, adaptable poses that are accessible to all ages, body types, and fitness levels. There is no set, repetitive class sequence: no two sessions will be the same! Each class will conclude with a final relaxation, which is typically done lying down, and may include some visualization (approx. 10 mins). Yoga philosophy is not included in this course. All participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class.

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

English: Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winning Non Fiction

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Anne Sharp/Melanie Kosar

Grade Range: 11th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Overview

Modern Narratives focuses on the incorporation of style, voice, and tone in literature and in writing. Viewing literature as "published writing", students will examine the products and processes of other writers in order to understand and refine their own. Through the analysis of professional and student works, students will explore what makes truly great writing.

Literature

First semester of Modern Narratives in Nonfiction will examine the works of great essayists. Examples of some essays that may read in this course are those by Henry David Thoreau, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Robert Benchley, James Baldwin, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Joyce Carol Oates. In addition, the class will use style manuals and classic writing texts such as Strunk & White's The Elements of Styleand William Zinsser's On Writing Well. The full reading list will be presented in the course syllabus at the beginning of the term. In addition, students will be asked to read several selections over the summer. Students may also need to do some supplemental, parallel personal reading on his/her own to support the semester project.

Composition

First semester Senior Composition, dovetailing with the college admissions season, will focus on "the personal essay", writing to prompts, writing with a deadline, and ruthless editing (a.k.a. "meeting a word count"). Going beyond the five-paragraph template that encourages "cookie cutter" essays, students will create a unique architecture embedded with personal style, voice, and narrative structure. In short, students will uncover not just who they are as individuals, but who they are as writers... and how to fuse these two identities into a creative, organized, clear, and elegant essay.

In the process, students will master their writing process and identify personal writing strengths. These strengths will be developed into a writing workshop that they will present to classmates and the Compass community. Portfolios (now a potential college resume addition) will be expanded to include essays, research papers, and extracurricular support (artwork, performances, powerpoints, etc.) .

This course is part of a custom curriculum developed and team-taught by Anne Sharp and Melanie Kosar. The courses are designed in a sequential program that complements the developmental skills of the adolescent learner. It is a seminar-style approach that mirrors university literature and writing classes. Mrs. Kosar will teach the literature components of the course on Wednesdays, and Mrs. Sharp will teach the writing portion of the class on Fridays.

Topics in this Series: Modern Narratives in Nonfiction Works (Semester 1) and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Writings (Semester 2). Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level. Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of classAssignments: will be posted on a Google Classroom. Assessments: are portfolio-based. Students will create a digital portfolio that incorporates annotated reading lists, reflects individual interests and accomplishments and showcases a variety of writing. Textbook: Students should purchase or borrow the assigned literature. In some cases, specific editions will be identified with ISBN numbers so students can be on the "same page" (literally!) What to Bring: Students should bring paper or notebook, pen or pencil, current literature selection, and personal writing journal to class each week. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $665.00

Ancient Justice: Crime & Punishment- Roman Law, From Republic to Empire

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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 expected to debate 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: Roman law, From Republic to Empire (Semester 2). 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: $321.00

Mission Possible: Global Solutions 2025

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Christine Keen

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Want to fix the world? Of course you do! This highly interactive class will engage students in running the world they will inherit. As officials of imaginary countries, they will employ critical thinking skills, negotiation techniques, and problem solving methods to lead their people towards peace and prosperity. (Or will they?) Working individually and in teams, they will decide when to cooperate and when to compete, when to bargain and when to take a stand, how systems are interrelated and how to adjust to life's surprises. Short readings in political science, international affairs, people management, and moral philosophy provide discussion points and context for the simulation. Based on the instructor's experience working with groups on scenario-based planning, this class promotes outside-the-box thinking about world problems and how to solve them. The simulation is different every time. This is a 14-week class that will begin on January 24 and then follow the Compass calendar.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $296.00

Mission Possible: Global Solutions 2025

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Christine Keen

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Want to fix the world? Of course you do! This highly interactive class will engage students in running the world they will inherit. As officials of imaginary countries, they will employ critical thinking skills, negotiation techniques, and problem solving methods to lead their people towards peace and prosperity. (Or will they?) Working individually and in teams, they will decide when to cooperate and when to compete, when to bargain and when to take a stand, how systems are interrelated and how to adjust to life's surprises. Short readings in political science, international affairs, people management, and moral philosophy provide discussion points and context for the simulation. Based on the instructor's experience working with groups on scenario-based planning, this class promotes outside-the-box thinking about world problems and how to solve them. The simulation is different every time. This is a 14-week class that will begin on January 24 and then follow the Compass calendar.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $296.00

Spy Games RPG, The History of Espionage: Modern American Spying, WWII through the Cold War

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

This class will re-enact the great unseen intelligence battles of American history, from World War II and early Cold War spies, using RPGs (role playing games similar to Dungeons and Dragons) custom designed by the instructor.
Real spying is less James Bond and more Sherlock Holmes. You follow clues and codes to lead you to secrets your enemies wish you didn't know. Every country has secrets, and those must be defended, because knowing is half the battle. This class will use role playing games to re-enact the great unseen intelligence battles of the 20th century, from British code breakers and double agents, to Soviet spies in Germany. Students will be expected to learn about and practice code breaking, and try to encode messages to pass to their colleagues. Success will bring great advantage, failure could mean capture and death! We will examine the lives and techniques of real historical spies, adopt their methods and replicate them for ourselves, pitting one half of the class against the other using modified versions of the Pathfinder story driven role playing system. Once you've got the enemy's secrets, we will attempt to make use of this stolen information and learn just how much power there is in knowledge.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $321.00

Website Development I: Visual Design

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

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 class, students will design and develop a website on a topic of their choice. Will their personal website showcase a hobby, a club, a home business, or will it be used as their digital portfolio for future college applications?

In Visual Design, Students will learn to set up a website that follows industry standards and best practices. They will discover how HTML, CSS, and JavaSript 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 build their websites on protected development sites. They can take their in-progress work home on a thumb drive each week. All work will be done on instructor-furnished laptops to prevent connectivity and technology problems in class. In order to work at home, students should have a laptop or desktop with a minimum Intel 64 processor, Windows 7 or 8 operatins system, 256 MB of RAM, and 200 MB of available hard-disk space for installation.

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. Topics in this Series: Visual Design (Semester 1) and Interactive Design (Semester 2) Lab/Supply Fee: The technology fee is included in the cost of the class. What to Bring: A thumbdrive Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Technology for purposes of a high school transcript.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $380.00

Website Development II: Interactive Design

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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 class, students will design and develop a website on a topic of their choice. Will their personal website showcase a hobby, a club, a home business, or will it be used as their digital portfolio for future college applications?

Second semester, Students will learn a cutting edge approach to website design by using one of the most popular languages used by software developers today- Python. They will build on their knowlege of HTML, CSS, adn Javascript (from first semester) to create a fully functional blogging site. Students will learn about databases and data management behind-the-scenes of functional, interactive websites.

Students will build their websites on protected development sites. They can take their in-progress work home on a thumb drive each week. All work will be done on instructor-furnished laptops to prevent connectivity and technology problems in class. In order to work at home, students should have a laptop or desktop with a minimum Intel 64 processor, Windows 7 or 8 operatins system, 256 MB of RAM, and 200 MB of available hard-disk space for installation.

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. Topics in this Series: Visual Design (Semester 1) and Interactive Design (Semester 2) Lab/Supply Fee: The technology fee is included in the cost of the class. What to Bring: A thumbdrive Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Technology for purposes of a high school transcript.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $380.00

World History in the Making: Current Events & Courageous People

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Tia Murchie-Beyma

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The news is often full of doom and gloom, and not without reason. But everywhere people are also being kind, courageous, clever, and putting their talents to good use, sometimes at great risk to themselves. Whatever the problem, someone is working on solutions. History is being made each day, and we have some power to make it better.

This course will examine some complex and difficult realities -- after all, you can't fix a bike if you don't know its parts -- but then we will look at what is being done or could be done. Along the way, we will evaluate some of our own abilities and strengths.

One of our course themes is how we can deal with difficult knowledge. Course materials are drawn in part from current events. While we will not fixate on disturbing details, students will need maturity to handle some topics like genocide, discrimination, poverty, or environmental damage. Remember, though: we're looking at solutions and ways to help.

This course is a good fit for students who are not only interested in learning about positive responses to difficult problems, but who can consistently read and research during the week and come ready to plunge into active discussion on Fridays. This is NOT a lecture-based class. Strong, independent reading skills; internet access; and personal responsibility are a must.

Warning: Some mature themes. Topics in this Series: Comparative World Religions (Semester 1) and World History in the Making: Current Events & Courageous People (Semester 2) Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours outside of class each week to complete readings, watch videos, listen to podcasts, and other work. Homework is due on Canvas a full day before we meet, so discussion can proceed from some basis of knowledge, not mere opinion. 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: The instructor will provide numeric scores and narrative feedback for submitted homework, presentations, projects, and quizzes. Parents can view total points earned at any time through the Canvas site. Credit: This course will touch on social structure, politics, the environment, culture, economics, technology, and a bit of history. Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Humanities for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $332.00

English: Advanced Literary Criticism & Composition- Survey of Themes in Literature

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Anne Sharp, Melanie Kosar

Grade Range: 10th-11th

Prerequisites: None

Overview

Advanced Literary Criticism & Composition introduces the high school student to a deeper investigation into literary movements and literary themes throughout the ages. Like art, literature is a writer's response to his world and a reflection of his society and contemporary culture. Literary genres evolved in response to significant events, prevailing philosophies, and impactful innovations and discoveries in the writer's lifetime. Literary movements create a timeline that reflects those influences. In this course, students will read and evaluate selections from various literary movements: Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, Gothic, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Magical Realism, Stream of Consciousness, Expressionism, Harlem Renaissance, Modernism, Beat, etc., and make connections to significant effects of the period.

Advanced composition in this course will move beyond personal interpretation of the work ("What do I think?") and transition into two Schools of Literary Criticism: Biographical Criticism, which views literature through the personal world of the writer ("What did the writer think?"), and Historical/Societal Criticism which views literature through the society/times of the writer ("What was going on around the writer?")

Literature

Second semester of Advanced Literary Criticism will include a grouping of literature in "themes" and a study of how themes combine to create genre. Students will discover how literature reflects the people, events, discoveries, and ideology of the time and how literary movements provide clues to the philosophical, scientific, and societal climate. The class will look at wars and conflict as a creative element that drives evolution in literary movements. The types of literature used to examine movements will span novels, short stories, poetry, letters, political writings, slave narratives and analytical essays. Examples of some literature that students may read in this course are Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. The full reading list will be presented in the course syllabus at the beginning of the term.

Composition

Second semester Composition will apply the Schools of Literary Criticism to craft essays that demonstrate and understanding of themes in the broader context of literature- across eras, across genre/form, across writers and across the world. Teens will write a series of short essays that use different "filters" or "lenses" to view literary genres. Students will develop skills in notetaking, adding research to their literary essays, and managing their writing portfolios. They will also perform parallel, independent research in literature to develop a presentation on a literary theme culminating a semester project.

Class Structure

This course is part of a custom curriculum developed and team-taught by Anne Sharp and Melanie Kosar. The courses are designed in a sequential program that complements the developmental skills of the adolescent learner. It is a seminar-style approach that mirrors university literature and writing classes. Mrs. Kosar will teach the literature components of the course on Wednesdays, and Mrs. Sharp will teach the writing portion of the class on Fridays.

Topics in this Series: Overview of Literary Movements (Semester 1) and Survey of Themes in Literature (Semester 2). Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level. Students should have had a prior course in literature to have established a firm foundation in basic literary elements and form. Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class. In addition, students should complete the summer assignments consisting of the literature identified above and a hand-out of literary terminology to learn. Assignments: will be posted on a Google Classroom. Assessments: are portfolio-based. Students will create a digital portfolio that incorporates annotated reading lists, reflects individual interests and accomplishments and showcases a variety of writing. Textbook: Students should purchase or borrow the assigned literature. In some cases, specific editions will be identified with ISBN numbers so students can be on the "same page" (literally!) What to Bring: Students should bring paper or notebook, pen or pencil, current literature selection, and personal writing journal to class each week. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $665.00

English: Introduction to Literary Analysis & Writing- Forms of Literature

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Anne Sharp, Melanie Kosar

Grade Range: 9th-10th

Prerequisites: None

Overview

The Introduction to Literary Analysis & Writing is a high school student's first look at the higher-level relationship between literature and personal writing. Literary analysis and critical writing move a teen from being merely a good reader- a middle school skill- to becoming a scholarly reader and diagnostic writer which are the foundations of high school and college level inquiry into all forms of written works.

In this course, literature is not restricted to a particular genre or form, and writing is not limited to a common five-paragraph composition. Instead, literature is presented as a survey, sampling many different types of works, and composition is approached as the development of a student's personal responses to what he reads. During the second semester, students will examine forms and genres to create a "big picture" of the development of literature.

Literature

Second semester Literary Analysis will focus on forms of literature- novels, short stories, essays, plays, poems, etc.- and the different ways they tell a story. Some well-known literature will be used to introduce students to the different forms.

Composition

Second semester writing will continue to incorporate the personal response to literature, through a personal writing journal. The students' journals will be a place to record what they think and feel about what they are reading. Students will learn to annotate, to cite passages from text, and to format. Notes made in the journals will be used to develop short, informal written pieces about the literature read in the course. Observations from the student's journal will also be used to collect supporting, textural evidence to support the reader's opinions which will be formulated into a thesis (personal position). Written assignments will include summaries, compare/contrast analyses, and parallel structure writings that focus on character, setting, plot, conflict, etc., to further underscore and assess student's understanding of the building blocks of literature. Second semester will conclude with a culminating project on a subgenre of the student's own choosing which compare different forms studied.

Class Structure

This course is part of a custom curriculum developed and team-taught by Anne Sharp and Melanie Kosar. The courses are designed in a sequential program that complements the developmental skills of the adolescent learner. It is a seminar-style approach that mirrors university literature and writing classes. Mrs. Kosar will teach the literature components of the course on Wednesdays, and Mrs. Sharp will teach the writing portion of the class on Fridays.

Topics in this Series: Elements of Literature (Semester 1) and Forms of Literature (Semester 2). Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level. Workload: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week outside of class. In addition, students should complete the summer assignments consisting of the literature identified above and a hand-out of literary terminology to learn. Assignments: will be posted on a Google Classroom. Assessments: are portfolio-based. Students will create a digital portfolio that incorporates annotated reading lists, reflects individual interests and accomplishments and showcases a variety of writing. Textbook: Students should purchase or borrow the assigned literature. In some cases, specific editions will be identified with ISBN numbers so students can be on the "same page" (literally!) What to Bring: Students should bring paper or notebook, pen or pencil, current literature selection, and personal writing journal to class each week. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $665.00

Fundamentals of Graphic Design: Digital Art Applications

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lorrie Herman

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: Semester 1, Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Is there any mistaking McDonalds' "golden arches" or the Nike "swoosh"? Can you identify the Disney and Star Wars fonts or the specific shade of Barbie doll pink? Of course, because behind each of these strong, recognizable brands is the work of a graphic artist!

Students will be introduced the field of Graphic Design and learn what designers do: communicate visually while striving to achieve "intellectual and emotional responses" through simple, to-the-point messages and clear, memorable designs. Students will see how graphic designers use intentional, visual manipulation to create meaning through the careful selection, thoughtful layout, strategic placement of images, illustrations, and typography.

In this class, teen designers will continue using the Fundamentals of Graphic Design by applying the Design Process and incorporating art elements to understand composition and create several graphic design projects such as logos, brochures, fliers, web layout, magazine ads, etc. We will be discussing these different types of projects in class and how they are used for communication. Ideas and sketching for projects will be done in class. Students will take their concepts home and work on their own computers to make a more finished mock-up.

Students will need access to MicroSoft Word and MicroSoft PowerPoint and a camera phone or iPhone. Word will be used for gathering or composing text, while PowerPoint will be used for page/project layouts. The camera phone/ iPhone will be used to take pictures that can be cropped, edited, and uploaded to a computer and incorporated into finished projects.

This course will help prepare high school students who are interested in pursuing graphic design or many other, related visual arts or design fields like advertising, marketing, illustrating, multimedia, digital design, and more. Some works created in this class may be used for a high school student's portfolio. The curriculum used in this class was developed by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and adheres to the National Visual Arts curriculum standards.

Topics in this Series: Fundamentals of Graphic Design: Composition and Creativity (Semester 1), Fundamentals of Graphic Design: Digital Art Applications (Semester 2) Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: will be given in class and repeated in the weekly e-mail to parents and students. In order to complete some assignments, students should have access to and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. Students should also have access to a smart phone for taking and editing photos. Assessments: The instructor will use standardized rubrics that are part of the AIGA curriculum for assessing student projects. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for class handouts and supplies. What to Bring: Students will need to bring first semester art supplies each week such as a sketch book, tracing paper, makers, sharpies, erasers, ruler, tape, pencils, and scissors. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Visual Arts for purposes of a high school transcript. This is a 15-week class with one day off. The specific date off will be announced.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $285.00

History Investigators: Industrialization, the Gilded Age & the Progressive Era

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 7th-10th

Prerequisites: None

History Investigators will examine formative periods in American History through guided inquiry and evidence-based analysis. These topics are posed as a series of thought-provoking questions that students will research, debate, discuss, and form opinions about. Second semester will examine three big questions: The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie: Did It Make Him a Hero? Progressivism: Where Will You Put Your Million Dollars? and, Prohibition: Why Did America Change its Mind?

History Investigators is an interactive, multi-disciplinary examination of some of most significant events and turning points in American history using sources from The DBQ Project. DBQs, or document based questions, are derived from AP History exams and help develop high school level critical thinking skills. Students will review an array of primary sources such as letters, journal entries, inventories, ship's manifestos, newspaper articles, period maps, and court documents along with selected secondary sources like excerpts, charts, and graphs. Students will be guided through analyzing the documents, interpreting the data, drawing inferences, and forming conclusions. In some historical scenarios, the class will consider conflicting perspectives and be able to defend and debate multiple sides of a key issue. To demonstrate comprehension and a deeper understanding of the class themes, students will use factual findings to develop structured, evidence-based essays.

Topics in this Series: Westward Expansion in America (Semester 1) and Industrialization, The Gilded Age, & The Progressive Era in America (Semester 2). Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: are sent by e-mail to parents and students. Assessments: The instructor will assign completion points for homework assignments, % correct for quizzes/tests, and both quantitative and qualitative feedback on written papers for the parent's use in assigning a grade. Textbook: None. Lab/Supply Fee: The cost of class copies is included in the course fee. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in American History for purposes of a high school transcript. This is a 15-week class that will not meet one week in the winter quarter. The exact week off will be announced.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $292.00

Information Masters: Polished Products

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Information Masters transforms students into savvy consumers and producers of information capable of navigating today's intimidating infosphere. This class explores various forms of media and how to use them to effectively share information.

Students will learn how to synthesize information from multiple sources into coherent research products using free presentation software like Canva, Google Slides, Prezi, Glogster, and StoryboardThat. In the process, students will learn key elements of effective presentations and what to avoid. The class will also address the ethical use of information and help prevent plagiarism by emphasizing proper note-taking and citing of sources. Students should have access to laptop computers or tablet devices to access information and work on assignments.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class. Assignments: Will be given in class and e-mailed to parents and students in the weekly update. Assessments: The instructor will provide feedback via detailed rubrics on all written assignments. What to Bring: Some weeks, students will need to bring a laptop or tablet device to class. All students are required to have a library card, preferably from Fairfax County Public Library. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $338.00

The History of WWI: From World at War to a Precarious Peace

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 9:30 am      Duration: 145 min

Instructor: Hugh Gardner

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will be immersed in detail and fully engaged in this intensive history course led by well- known homeschool instructor and historian Hugh Gardner. This history class is unlike other high school American history courses. Instead of learning a sequential set of names, dates, and battles, students will learn how to analyze and interpret history. Much like a college seminar, this approach to American History incorporates historiography (the history of the history.) Mr. Gardner does not teach a narrow view from a single textbook or static set of prepared notes. Instead, he presents the back story and multiple interpretations for the "why" questions in American history. Class discussion considers interpretations from a wide array of scholars and is updated as new sources are published. Rather than running through a timeline of outcomes, students will evaluate contributing factors (the "how" questions) and will learn about the personalities, prejudices, and biases of the people involved ("who").
Second semester will demonstrate exactly why World War One was truly a World War...war on the Oceans, in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The class will spend considerable time learning how WW1 shaped the modern Middle East and helped create the conflicts in and dynamics of the region today. Students will learn how the Allies unexpectedly were able to win the War in 1918. Lastly, the group will closely examine the Armistice and The Versailles Conference and their ramifications for the future. As the course unfolds, students will learn about the new weapons, technology, and tactics introduced on a large scale in the "war to end all wars." The class will study actions on the Western Front and how trenches warfare led to a stalemate between the Allies and the Central Powers. The class will discuss the effects on the political, social, and economic climate as well as influences on the arts, science, literature, religion, and warfare. This is no ordinary history class as Mr. Gardner surrounds the students with vivid posters, maps, charts, primary sources, and artifacts to supplement his story-telling style. Students will be able to examine and handle period pieces such as antique and replica weapons and military accoutrements of the era while learning how these tools helped shape the battlefields and turning points in history. With an emphasis on primary sources, students will scrutinize historical atlases and original writings, all in a collaborative and interactive setting. Just for fun, students earn historical trading cards for class participation.
This class meets for 2.5 hours, one time per week on Wednesdays. Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours outside of class each week completing assigned reading. For those families who want to investigate the course themes at a deeper level, an optional reading list will be furnished.
Topics in this Series: WWI: From Balkan Crisis to Stalemate of the Trenches (Semester 1), WWI: From World at War to a Precarious Peace (Semester 2). Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of classon assigned readings. Assignments: are given in class and e-mailed to parents and students. Assessments: Students will be given a short weekly quiz on an index card that will be graded in class and sent home each week for the parent's use in assigning a grade. Textbook: Students will use the same books as first semester:A Military Atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks (softcover: ISBN# 978-0850527919 or hardcover: ISBN# 978-0850525632) and The Western Front Companion: The Complete Guide to How the Armies Fought for Four Devastating Years, 1914-1918 by Mark Adkin (ISBN# 978-0811713160). Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count two semesters of this course as a full credit in American or World History for purposes of a high school transcript.

10 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $375.00

Writing Lab

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 8, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shannon McClain

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Scriptophobia. Break the block. Get past the paralysis. Every student struggles with writing at some point. Fearful writers worry what others will think. Reluctant writers have trouble getting started. Even strong, prolific writers experience roadblocks in their writing. Every teen can benefit from Writing Lab, a safe, supportive writing workshop where an experienced writing coach facilitates peer revision groups. Writing Lab is based on the idea of revision, revision, revision; teaching teens that writing does not have to be perfect; sometimes they just need to put words on paper to get started.

Writing Lab will give students the opportunity to revise their own writing at their own pace. Writing Lab may be taken stand-alone or to complement other classes. Each class will include the opportunity to write to a prompt or on a topic of choice, to confer with classmates about writing, and to work on developing pieces. Each session will include dedicated writing time. Students may bring pieces of writing from another class or something they are working on at home-- history paper, English composition, lab report, short story, personal essay, etc. No two will be the same. If a student shows up with no in-progress writing, the instructor will provide sample prompts to get the writing process started. After writing, students will break up into groups of 3-4 students to share their work and receive feedback from peers. Writers will benefit from having an audience and receiving input on their drafts. That feedback will inspire further revision, refinement, and clarification of their writing as well as ideas for new pieces. Each week the writing coach will provide writing tips and guidance on everything from organizing big ideas and writing mechanics to how to give and receive constructive criticism.

Revision is a vital step in the writing process in which writers consider what they have accomplished and what they can do to make their work more effective. Having the opportunity to revise is helpful to reluctant writers, who learn to free themselves of high expectations of every word they put to paper, as well as prolific writers, who benefit from honing their craft. Having models written by peers in addition to a peer audience is inspiring, and it trains writers to be critical readers who can give constructive feedback. Students will improve as writers if they choose to work on their pieces in class only, but working independently will significantly amplify the benefits of the class.

Topics in this Series: Writing Lab will continue in Semester 2, and students may continue the course to further develop/improve their writing. Workload: Students should expect to spend time outside of class writing, however the time will vary based on the type of writing and students' goals for the writing. Assignments: Students should bring works-in-progress to lab. The number of assignments completed or advanced will depend on the amount of outside writing a student does and the length of his/her piece. Assessments: The writing coach will provide individual feedback on pieces that a student brings to work on in lab. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $266.00

Compass Literarians: Creative Writing & Literary Magazine Board

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 10, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Anne Sharp

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

This Literarians writing board is a home for students who love to write, who love to read writing, and who love to share writing with others. Writing is often a solitary act, but writers also need a community in which to grow. Mirroring the design of famous writing salons/groups like The Bloomsbury Group, The Algonquin Round Table, and The Inklings, this course fosters a Compass community that will encourage individual writers, promote literary collaboration and provide challenging feedback to boost creativity and artistic development.

Our first semester will focus on building a personal writing portfolio strengthening students' passions for genres and forms they are comfortable with as well as trying writing that is new to them. Using writing workshops to capitalize on what they already know and to encourage experimentation in unfamiliar areas, students can expect to grow as writers, editors and leaders in our Compass community.

Students will use their own work and the works of professional authors to understand what makes good writing, to improve technique, to experiment with new forms/genre and to understand the drafting, editing and publishing process. They will explore publishing options through online platforms and hardbound journals.

Our second semester will focus on editing and publishing. Students in this course will select writings from their portfolios and prepare them to submit to contests, anthologies and publications beyond our Compass campus. While continuing to draft and explore their own personal writing, students will assume editorial roles in the production of Pen Point, a beyond-our-classroom anthology. As editors, students will design and build an anthology, advertise the publication, solicit manuscripts and artwork, develop selection criteria, review/select/edit material, and learn the principles of layout and design. Embedded in this process are real-world experiences, and students will improve their communication and organization skills through goal-setting, time management, meeting deadlines, emailing, confirmations, proofreading, etc.

Topics in this Series: A Creative Writing and Literary Magazine Board (Semesters 1 and 2, with registration by semester.) Prerequisites: Advanced reading, writing, and analytical skills. Workload: Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class on investigation, writing, or editing for this class. Assignments: Writing and editing assignments will be delegated by the student board. Assessments: In lieu of a teacher-provided assessments, writers will receive peer feedback on their own work, and the finished product will be a printed anthology for their portfolio. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for publishing expenses. What to Bring: Students should bring laptops to class to work collaboratively and real-time on shared documents and the class portal. Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $338.00

Acting- Kids' Theater:The Craziest Dream Ever

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Acting- Teen Scene: Mystery on Demand

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will create a unique, improvisational "Who Dunnit" mystery. As a group, the teens will select a unique theme and a intriguing location for their own, original mystery. Will it be a luxury cruise ship, a crowded mall, an Italian restaurant, or bomb shelter- who knows? Over the course of the workshop, students will develop their own characters including suspects and investigators- all who have a motive- and a victim. The cast will guide the audience along the path to solve the mystery. The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. The question, Who done it? remains until the final performance, where no one knows until the final reveal.

The students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter. 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.

Topics in this Series: Wednesday Afternoon Live (Quarter 2); Long Form Improv (Quarter 3); and Mystery on Demand (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again as improv-based acting will be a new and different experience every time! Workload: Students should expect to spend 1 hour per week outside of class learning his/her lines. Assignments: Parts will be assigned in class. 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: $124.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Mystery Busters

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will create a unique, improvisational "Who Dunnit" mystery. As a group, the tweens will select a unique theme and an intriguing location for their own, original mystery. Will it be a crowded bus, a sports game, a luxury hotel, a space ship, or something else? Over the course of the workshop, students will develop their own characters including suspects and investigators- all who have a motive- and a victim. The cast will guide the audience along the path to solve the mystery. The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. The question, "Who done it?" remains unknown until the final performance, where no one knows until the final reveal.

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.

Topics in this Series: Quick Scripts (Quarter 1); Nutty News (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Mystery Busters (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again as improv-based acting will be a new and different experience every time!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $124.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Rainforest Rescue

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Acting is an adventure! Young actors will find themselves on a Rainforest Rescue where they will create an imaginative storyline and unique characters for their very own original play. Will they encounter a silly sloth, a jolly jaguar, a crazy crocodile, an angry anaconda, or other tropical pals on their equatorial escapades?

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: Zany Zoo (Quarter 1), Cat & Dog Drama (Quarter 2), Our Arctic Adventure (Quarter 3), and Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! Some curriculum will come from a new skill-based art trailed atelier called the Da Vinci Initiative. This class is suitable for beginners as well as returning art students who want to hone their skills. Topics in this Series: Anyone Can Draw! (Quarter 1); Wonders of Watercolor (Quarter 2); Drawing with Color & Texture (Quarter 3); and Painting with Pastels (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: All materials are furnished. A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $128.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! Some curriculum will come from a new skill-based art trailed atelier called the Da Vinci Initiative. This class is suitable for beginners as well as returning art students who want to hone their skills. Topics in this Series: Anyone Can Draw! (Quarter 1); Wonders of Watercolor (Quarter 2); Drawing with Color & Texture (Quarter 3); and Painting with Pastels (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: All materials are furnished. A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $128.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 7th-9th

Prerequisites: None

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! Some curriculum will come from a new skill-based art trailed atelier called the Da Vinci Initiative. This class is suitable for beginners as well as returning art students who want to hone their skills. Topics in this Series: Anyone Can Draw! (Quarter 1); Wonders of Watercolor (Quarter 2); Drawing with Color & Texture (Quarter 3); and Painting with Pastels (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: All materials are furnished. A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $128.00

Art: Sculpture Studio for Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $171.00

Art: Sculpture Studio for Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D'Cruz

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $171.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII, The Battle of the Bulge

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make! In late 1944 the outcome of the Second World War wasn't in doubt to anyone but the most deluded of Nazis. That didn't make the fighting any less lethal, but did increase Hitler's desperation to pull off a miraculous victory in the West and buy time to deal with the encroaching Soviet Red Army. The focal point of this plan was the Ardennes, a "quiet" sector of the front in Luxembourg where the Allies had sent badly mauled units to recover from fierce fighting elsewhere. The logic being, nobody in their right mind would invade through the forest, in winter, especially given the dire circumstances the German army was facing literally everywhere else. This was a miscalculation. Hitler used this opportunity to ram the last functioning units at his disposal to "drive the Allies back into the sea" and try and take the port of Antwerp, the only major port not left in total ruin by the German retreat. A victory here would have potentially reset the clock all the way back to D-Day, six months earlier.
Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 10 X 16 shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (hills, trenches, rivers, ridges, vegetation, barbed wire, etc.) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.
The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this Series: WWI, Germany's Summer Offensive (Quarter 1); WWI, America's Arrival (Quarter 2): WWII, D-Day (Quarter 3); and WWII, The Battle of the Bulge (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Bibliophiles Book Group: Survival

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

The Bibliophiles Book Group offers middle school students the opportunity to read high quality literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and literary analysis. Through facilitated class discussion, students will do thematic analysis, comparing books with similar themes and examining how an author develops the selected theme. In addition, students will complete extension activities or projects, such as researching a specific aspects of the story. Students will be asked to read assigned chapters from their books at home. Listening to the unabridged audiobook can substitute for individual reading. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. The only book of Quarter 4 will be Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan from the theme "survial," because it is reviewed as being "four books in one."

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

Build It Better! Widgets and Whatsits

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Build unique, automated contraptions- from a functioning scissor lift to a creeping spider! Engineer a mechanized doodler, a spirograph machine, a sorter or a gripper. Each week students will build a new widget or "whatsit" using Lego Mindstorms components. Lego Mindstorms are not just for building robots! These interconnecting pieces can be constructed into an infinite number of unique, mechanized machines. 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: Simple Machine Contraptions (Quarter 1); Wacky 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: $165.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginner Chess or 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: $113.00

Chess: Beginners 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

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 Begining Chess 4.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $113.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess or 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.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $151.00

Coding Club: Animations & Games

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Club, students will create interactive stories, games, and animations. Our youngest coders will use the simple drag-and-drop block programming from the new 3.0 version of Scratch, a visual coding language designed for kids. Kids will learn the logic and patterns behind coding and will be introduced to hardware integration- where outside devices can be controlled by the code they construct. They will learn to use add-ons called "extensions" to incorporate new and interesting features to their code. Kids will discover how to integrate text-to-speech to make more immersive and interactive stories, and they will learn how to integrate a camera into their project for a whole new twist!

Coding Club is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Coding Club continues all quarters. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Coding Lab: Video Game Design

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Lab, middle school students will learn to code what they love to play- video games! Students will learn how to code more sophisticated game interface by combining data input and output. They will learn how to connect and code external hardware and collect data from sensors, such as gyroscopes, to function as hand-held game controllers. They will experiment with combining LEDs (small lights) to provide feedback, such as when a point is earned or enemy eliminated, and they will discover how to make their games more interactive and interesting by allowing multiple players, keeping score, and integrating music or sound effects. Never programmed a video game? No problem, beginners are welcome.

Coding Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Coding Studio: Interactive Electronics

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 4th-5th

Prerequisites: None

In Coding Studio, students will learn how to create coded instructions that make electronic devices come to life! Students will explore digital communications through interactive block programming in the new 3.0 version of Scratch, a visual coding language designed for kids. Coders will connect their programmed instructions to a micro:bit: a tiny, external, programmable circuit board (i.e. hardware). The micro:bit helps kids code with technology by providing responsive LEDs, buttons, and sensors which can be incorporated into creative projects. Students will begin by coding the micro:bit to respond as a digital musical instrument!

Coding Studio is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Programming Lab is self-paced which allows students to progress through skill-building activities and instructional coding modules at their own rate of learning. The Lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. Coder Kids coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week. /p>

Coder Kids proprietary curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Students work on modern MacBook Air laptops. Students may enroll in a Coding course at any quarter, as they can start with initial lessons at any time. Coaches send prompts for parents in the weekly e-mail updates to encourage discussion and reflection about what the student learned in class each week. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers repair/maintenance of hardware, software, and licenses. Coding Club continues all quarters. Students can continue from one quarter to the next with no repeat or overlap; instead they will just keep building and enhancing their ongoing projects.

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

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Tuna Cucumber Bites (appetizer)

-Zesty Chicken and Rice Soup

-Carrot Ribbon Tzatziki Salas

-Glazed Green Beans (side dish)

-Duchess Potatoes (side dish)

-Backyard Barbeque Chicken Souvlaki (entree)

-Strawberry Lasagna (dessert)

-Quinoa and Tomato Casserole

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Tuna Cucumber Bites (appetizer)

-Zesty Chicken and Rice Soup

-Carrot Ribbon Tzatziki Salas

-Glazed Green Beans (side dish)

-Duchess Potatoes (side dish)

-Backyard Barbeque Chicken Souvlaki (entree)

-Strawberry Lasagna (dessert)

-Quinoa and Tomato Casserole

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Tuna Cucumber Bites (appetizer)

-Zesty Chicken and Rice Soup

-Carrot Ribbon Tzatziki Salas

-Glazed Green Beans (side dish)

-Duchess Potatoes (side dish)

-Backyard Barbeque Chicken Souvlaki (entree)

-Strawberry Lasagna (dessert)

-Quinoa and Tomato Casserole

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided.tudents must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties (Wed)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Tuna Cucumber Bites (appetizer)

-Zesty Chicken and Rice Soup

-Carrot Ribbon Tzatziki Salas

-Glazed Green Beans (side dish)

-Duchess Potatoes (side dish)

-Backyard Barbeque Chicken Souvlaki (entree)

-Strawberry Lasagna (dessert)

-Quinoa and Tomato Casserole

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties (Wed)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making savory fall recipes and cool weather comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Fall Favorites are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Tuna Cucumber Bites (appetizer)

-Zesty Chicken and Rice Soup

-Carrot Ribbon Tzatziki Salas

-Glazed Green Beans (side dish)

-Duchess Potatoes (side dish)

-Backyard Barbeque Chicken Souvlaki (entree)

-Strawberry Lasagna (dessert)

-Quinoa and Tomato Casserole

-Baked Banana Oatmeal Cakes (breakfast)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid.

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: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and a bandana or have long hair tied back or braided

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Creative Movement: Contemporary Dance

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Velocity Dance

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Add some Creative Movement to your child's day! Break-up sit-down, quiet, or serious time with this creative, exploratory dance class. Creative Movement will incorporate Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and other dance styles. Each week, the class will focus on a different genre of dance, exploring the music and movement behind that style, choreography, and enjoying improv/free style dancing. Beginning and experienced dancers will learn a variety of styles while improving their own creativity, movement quality, and artistic expression. Creative Movement will also enhance body awareness, movement, and musicality. All dance will be to clean edits of popular music (rated E for everyone). The last class of the quarter, students will perform a group routine for parents. Creative Movement is a co-ed style that accommodates kids who have not danced before and those who don't want the structure of more traditional dance formats while providing a fun, creative work out. Creative Movement continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve skill. No two dance sessions are the same!

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $145.00

CSI Forensic Science- Investigation

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will continue their work as crime scene investigators (CSIs) as seen each week on Law and Order, NCIS, and the CSI television series! Students will further explore the field which combines knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics! They will further their skills in collecting and analyzing evidence through labs and hands-on activities that demonstrate fiber and hair analysis. They will test different fabrics, and learn how to use pollen and insects to determine the location of a crime. Students will use equipment similar to CSI analysts and FBI detectives such as microscopes and chromatography. They will combine these skills along with logic, deductive reasoning, and the scientific method to solve mock crimes and CSI mysteries. Students will take notes and record their findings in science journals/notebooks. 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. Topics in this Series: Dissection Lab: Organs and Organ Systems (Quarter 1); Dessection Lab: Organisms (Quarter 2); CSI Forensic Science- Analysis (Quarter 3); and CSI Forensic Science- Investigation (Quarter 4).

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

Dig It! Forensic Archaeology: Piecing Together History

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Erica Hughes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Coming Soon

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $145.00

Dynamic Dioramas: Saladin & Norman Conquest

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Coming Soon

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

Engineering Challenge Lab: Electrical, Chemical, BioMedical

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Focus on the "E" in STEM- Engineering! Discover the everyday challenges we can solve through engineering in this hands-on, project-focused class! Students will practice the three main steps of the engineering design process by asking, "What is the problem?", " What are possible solutions?", and "How can I improve on the design?"

Students will tackle simulated challenges that span a variety of engineering disciplines- electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Possible projects include building a bionic arm and testing and building batteries.

Students will work together to solve problems and brainstorm options given a variety pf project materials. For each project, students will be challenged to adjust their designs, make modifications, re-design to optimize their creations, and retest performance. Basic building, measuring, data collection, and equations will be used to challenge all minds in engineering! Topics in for this Age/Grade: Extreme Animal Kingdom: Extraordinary Organisms (Quarter 1); Extreme Animal Kingdom: Fascinating Phyla (Quarter 2); Engineering Challenge Lab: Civil, Structural, Mechanical (Quarter 3); and Engineering Challenge Lab: Electrical, Chemical, BioMedical (Quarter 4).

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

Engineering Workshop: Applied Electronics & Programming- DIY AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Coming soon

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $165.00

Experimental Methods & Design: Botony

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kareleen Boyle

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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, choose appropriate controls, minimize investigator bias, correctly perform measurements and record and analyze data.

Join us as we investigate the secret lives of plants! They provide the oxygen we breathe and much of the food we eat, but we don t often consider the details of life as a plant. We ll embark on both laboratory and field studies to study the evolution and diversity of plants from single-cells that can photosynthesize, to towering trees and flowering plants that demonstrate complicated coevolution with their pollinators. We ll learn about plant communication (yes, they do communicate!), plant hormones, and the amazing anti-herbivory defenses they have evolved. By the end of this class, you ll be able to look at a plant from anywhere in the world and make a good guess of what kind of habitat it occurs in, what pollinates it, and whether or not it s poisonous.

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 and families. 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 Botany (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: $184.00

Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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: $146.00

French Foundations

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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: $169.00

French with Friends

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory class for elementary aged beginner. 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: $169.00

Fun with Physics: Forces and Feats

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Donna Shackelford

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Our youngest scientists will enjoy this hands-on introduction to the fun of physics. Was it Isaac Newton who said, May the force be with you! (Well, not exactly! He said force equals mass times acceleration.) Come have some fun with forces and many other properties of physics in this engaging class. Experiments and activities will explain Newton s three laws of motion through projects with ramps, balloon cars, straw rockets with targets, and constructing race tracks to experiment with friction. Other topics of physics that will be explored are centripetal force, sound waves, and light! Topics in for this Age/Grade: What's the Matter? Solids and Polymers (Quarter 1); What's the Matter?Liquids and Gases (Quarter 2), Fun with Physics: Electricity and Magentism (Quarter 3); and Fun with Physics: Forces and Fears (Quarter 4).

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

FUNctional Fitness: Conditioning and Cross-Training (Homeschool PE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Diane Mack

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' homeschool 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 in on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. Kids will use a variety of small equipment and gear in their workouts such as mat, dumbbells, kettlebells, jump ropes, medicine balls, slam balls, rope ladders, and more. 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!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $138.00

Great Books for Girls Group

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Megan Reynolds

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Great Books for Girls offers preteen students the opportunity to read high quality literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and hands-on extension activities. Through facilitated class discussion, students will analyze plot, theme, characters, genre, and setting by citing specific examples from the story. In addition, students will complete a wide range of extension activities, such as acting out or illustrating favorite scenes, writing alternate endings or prequels, or researching specific aspects of the story. Students will be asked to read assigned chapters from their books at home, either as read-aloud, individual silent reading, or listening to the unabridged audiobook. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. All books selected for 2019-20 will feature the theme, "Perspective." The first book of Quarter 4 will be Front Desk by Kelly Yang. A second, follw-up book will be voted on by the students each quarter from A Mighty Girl suggested titles, Newbery Medalists and Honor Books, and the Capitol Choices book lists.

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

Hands on History: Ancient Peoples- The Vikings

Quarter 4: Starts on March 18, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

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