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3D History: WWI- No Man's Land, 1914-1915

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-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 navigate a table-top terrain, deploy hundreds of miniature soldiers, ships, and tanks... all while playing a military strategy game. Each student will have the opportunity to fight a battle from both sides, allowing them to test various strategies, try multiple scenarios, predict different outcomes, and rewrite history- an effective way to gain a deeper understanding of what actually happened and why!

In 1914 the world was rocked by the Assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. His death, and a tangled web of secret and public alliances would be the spark that dragged the whole world into a Great War. The Entente, the triple Alliance of France, Russia, and Great Britain would face off against the Central Powers of Imperial Germany and Austria Hungary, across "No Man's Land" the nightmare zone between the famous trenches of WWI, with all the world's industrialized militaries focused on them.

This semester, students will study the early years of WWI, and how it settled into the stalemate on the Western Front with its infamous trench warfare, as well as the vast Eastern Front.

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

Topics in this Series: WWI- No Man's Land 1914-1915 (Semester 1) and WWI- Over the Top 1916-1918 (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: Will not be given.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $312.00

3D History: WWI- No Man's Land, 1914-1915

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-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 navigate a table-top terrain, deploy hundreds of miniature soldiers, ships, and tanks... all while playing a military strategy game. Each student will have the opportunity to fight a battle from both sides, allowing them to test various strategies, try multiple scenarios, predict different outcomes, and rewrite history- an effective way to gain a deeper understanding of what actually happened and why!

In 1914 the world was rocked by the Assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. His death, and a tangled web of secret and public alliances would be the spark that dragged the whole world into a Great War. The Entente, the triple Alliance of France, Russia, and Great Britain would face off against the Central Powers of Imperial Germany and Austria Hungary, across "No Man's Land" the nightmare zone between the famous trenches of WWI, with all the world's industrialized militaries focused on them.

This semester, students will study the early years of WWI, and how it settled into the stalemate on the Western Front with its infamous trench warfare, as well as the vast Eastern Front.

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

Topics in this Series: WWI- No Man's Land 1914-1915 (Semester 1) and WWI- Over the Top 1916-1918 (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: Will not be given.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $312.00

3D History: WWI- Over the Top, 1916-1918

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-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 navigate a table-top terrain, deploy hundreds of miniature soldiers, ships, and tanks... all while playing a military strategy game. Each student will have the opportunity to fight a battle from both sides, allowing them to test various strategies, try multiple scenarios, predict different outcomes, and rewrite history- an effective way to gain a deeper understanding of what actually happened and why!

In 1916 The Great War had been churning through men and material for two years. Something had to be done- warring countries were driving deep into debt and losing entire generations of young men at the front. The armies had to go "Over the Top." Great Battle Plans were drawn up for massive, simultaneous attacks across the whole of Western Europe. In secret, the British built new technological horrors to drive through the German lines: land battleships bristling with guns, covered in armor and belching smoke and fire. The gears of war reached as far as Gallipoli in Turkey and the deserts of the Middle East. In the West, an untapped American giant slowly stirred to war. Provoked by unrestricted submarine warfare, diplomatic intrigue, and a righteous desire to defend democracy, would America arrive in time to decide the outcome of the Great War?

This semester will study later years of WWI, the major battles of the Western Front, where tens of thousands of men went "over the top" of their trenches to near certain death, as well as the desperate attempts to break the stalemate in other theaters of war with new technologies.

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

Topics in this Series: WWI- No Man's Land 1914-1915 (Semester 1) and WWI- Over the Top 1916-1918 (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: Will not be given.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $356.00

3D History: WWI- Over the Top, 1916-1918

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 8th-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 navigate a table-top terrain, deploy hundreds of miniature soldiers, ships, and tanks... all while playing a military strategy game. Each student will have the opportunity to fight a battle from both sides, allowing them to test various strategies, try multiple scenarios, predict different outcomes, and rewrite history- an effective way to gain a deeper understanding of what actually happened and why!

In 1916 The Great War had been churning through men and material for two years. Something had to be done- warring countries were driving deep into debt and losing entire generations of young men at the front. The armies had to go "Over the Top." Great Battle Plans were drawn up for massive, simultaneous attacks across the whole of Western Europe. In secret, the British built new technological horrors to drive through the German lines: land battleships bristling with guns, covered in armor and belching smoke and fire. The gears of war reached as far as Gallipoli in Turkey and the deserts of the Middle East. In the West, an untapped American giant slowly stirred to war. Provoked by unrestricted submarine warfare, diplomatic intrigue, and a righteous desire to defend democracy, would America arrive in time to decide the outcome of the Great War?

This semester will study later years of WWI, the major battles of the Western Front, where tens of thousands of men went "over the top" of their trenches to near certain death, as well as the desperate attempts to break the stalemate in other theaters of war with new technologies.

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

Topics in this Series: WWI- No Man's Land 1914-1915 (Semester 1) and WWI- Over the Top 1916-1918 (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: Will not be given.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $356.00

Ace the ACT & SAT: Strategies for College Entrance Exams

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 9:30 am      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Sarah Fraser

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Whether college admissions tests (PSAT, SAT, or ACT) are right around the corner or down the road, this class will teach you how to tackle the tests, decode the questions, and boost your scores. While SAT/ACT test scores are not automatic ticket into the college of your choice, higher scores will get your application in the to-be-considered pile where admissions staff will take a closer look at all the other amazing things you have done. This course will also help prepare students who will be taking the VPT (Virginia Placement Test) or the College Board's ACCUPLACER test for admission to community college.

This class will help you feel prepared to face standardized admissions tests and take away some of the worry and mystery that surround these assessments. Each week, students will spend time on strategies for math and English portions of the tests. Students will learn about test designs and the types and difficulty levels of reading, grammar, and math questions. The class will learn how to approach multiple choice questions, how to read passages for comprehension, and what to do when you don t know an answer. This class is not a crash course that preps you for one test sitting, but rather teaches you lasting techniques to get you ready for whenever you decide to take a standardized test. The instructor will lay out a study plan for test-ready students and be able to offer tips on many aspects of the college admissions process. When the class wraps up, students and parents will understand the process of admissions testing and feel prepared for the personal challenge of the test experience.

Topics in this Series: Ace the ACT & SAT: Strategies for College Entrance Exams (Semester 1), Success Skills for School: High School and Beyond (Semester 2). Continuing students from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

Prerequisites: For this class, students should be reading and have comprehension at or above grade level and have completed Algebra I. While geometry is included on the tests, completion of geometry is not assumed. Geometry formulas are provided within the tests, and the instructor will teach how to find and apply those formulas.

Workload: Students should expect to spend one hour per week on homework for this class.

Assignments: Prior to the start of class, each student should have taken a scored, practice SAT or ACT exam (found on the College Board or ACT website). All other assignments will be made in class and e-mailed to parents/students.

Assessments: Students will take a variety of in-class and at-home time, practice test sections. The instructor will not provide additional assessments beyond the practice tests.

Textbook: Students should purchase either The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 Edition, from the College Board (ISBN # 978-1457312199) or the 2021 edition, when published, or the The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2020-21 Edition, when published.

What to Bring: Students should bring their test book, notebook/paper, and a TI-83 or equivalent calculator to class to practice math questions that permit the use of a calculator. Phone calculators cannot be used.

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $419.00

Acting- Kids Theater: Medieval Mayhem

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Knights, Kings, Queens, and castles. What tales come from the land of dragons and magic? An epic story of old will come to life, with the help of our fine actors and actresses. Will our tale be of King Arthur and his mighty knights, or will we have a tale from Robin Hood and his Merry Men? What adventure will unfold when we come together for the show of a lifetime?

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

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

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

Topics in this Series: The Craziest Dream Ever (Quarter 1), Medieval Mayhem (Quarter 2), The Incredible Invention (Quarter 3), and The Emperor's Ensemble (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Acting- Kids Theater: The Craziest Dream Ever

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

When the sun goes down and the Sandman comes, dreams transform our characters and carry them away on an adventure in The Land of Nod! What weird and wacky escapades will take place in the dreamland that our young actors will create and perform?

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 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.

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

Topics in this Series: The Craziest Dream Ever (Quarter 1), Medieval Mayhem (Quarter 2), The Incredible Invention (Quarter 3), and The Emperor's Ensemble (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Acting- Kids Theater: The Emperor's Ensemble

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

The Emperor has appeared, but what happened? Had he traveled from far away land? Been transported from another time? Did he forgotten who he is...or forget to wear fine clothes? How will the emperor's trusted ensemble get him ready for the big event? Our actors will discover what is up with that crazy emperor and save him from himself!

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

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

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

Topics in this Series: The Craziest Dream Ever (Quarter 1), Medieval Mayhem (Quarter 2), The Incredible Invention (Quarter 3), and The Emperor's Ensemble (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $118.00

Acting- Kids Theater: The Incredible Invention

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Our actors create an imaginative invention that will change the world! What crazy adventure unfolds when this invention is revealed? What does it do? Where did it come from? Will the invention go missing? Will it do something unplanned? That is for our actors to know and share in their own original play. Find out on this incredible adventure!

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 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.

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

Topics in this Series: The Craziest Dream Ever (Quarter 1), Medieval Mayhem (Quarter 2), The Incredible Invention (Quarter 3), and The Emperor's Ensemble (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $118.00

Acting- Teen Stage: Immersive Improv

Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

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

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

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

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

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

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

Assessments: will not be given.

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

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

Acting- Teen Stage: Improv in Action

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

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

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

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

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

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

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

Assessments: will not be given.

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

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

Acting- Teen Stage: Innovative Improv

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

Second quarter, students will continue to practice how to express themselves through improvisational acting. They will work on more advanced improvisational scene work where they will develop wild stories and colorful characters. Improv exercises will encourage creativity and confidence while working and "playing" well with others! The class will learn how to sustain an interaction beyond the first few lines to grow into a fully improvised scene. Students will be encouraged to experiment with bold and creative choices on stage, and they will learn how to write a line-up.

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

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

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

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

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

Assessments: will not be given.

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $140.00

Acting- Teen Stage: Irresistible Improv

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Keely Kirk

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

First quarter, actors will explore the basics of improvisation, story-telling, and stagecraft through activities and exercises that encourage cooperation, communication, and team work. With fun, interactive improv games such as "Yes, and.." and "Improved Stories," students will learn how to use short form improv to play off of each other to convey character, emotion, situation, setting, and to highlight their scene partners. The variety of improv activities each week will help develop the "group mind" and class dynamic. Small group and partner work will boost teens' confidence and trust in a supportive environment.

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

Improv can be for everyone! No previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome, and experienced students will further develop their improv skills. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, flexible, and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work collaboratively in a group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

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

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

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

Assessments: will not be given.

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $140.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Comedy Mash-Up

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Ready for a laugh? Kick off the year with a comedy mash-up of humorous misunderstandings and hilarious mix-ups presented as a variety show of short, comedic sketches. Discover if you are you more witty or wisecracking, side-splitting or slapstick.

Tweens will enjoy experimenting with the elements of comedy- irony, exaggeration, parody, surprise, satire, and exploiting the unexpected. Each class will begin with acting warm-ups and improv exercises. The group will begin with prepared scripts for several skits that they can work together to customize and individualize. In a collaborative process, the class will develop a series of short scene, or vignettes. Student who get the writing bug can try their hand at crafting a script for their classmates. Everyone will have the opportunity to improve their public speaking and stage presence skills while have a blast.

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: Comedy Mash-Up (Quarter 1); One Minute Plays (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again, as they offer a new and different experience every time!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Improv Scenes

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will learn how to develop a scene with a partner with no script, no planning, and no casting! Tweens 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. Actors 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: Comedy Mash-Up (Quarter 1); One Minute Plays (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (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: $118.00

Acting- Tween Stage: One Minute Plays

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Imagine a scene at a crazy concert, an awkward birthday party, the worst movie ever, a misunderstanding in a foreign country, or a close encounter with a celebrity!

Envision those scenarios all in one zany production, as a collection of one-minute plays! The class will race through at least twenty short scripts featuring a range of whacky mini stories. The class will cast, practice, and perform them in a rapid-fire form called tiny theater and flash fiction. One-minute plays are popular around the country in venues such as college theater, indie stage, and countless festivals such as the annual "Gone in 60 Seconds" event.

New and returning acting students will have fun and be challenged to think on their feet with the rapid-fire pace of these super-short plays as they connect with the audience, bring their character to life, and tell their story... in just one minute. Students will change characters and plots in quick succession and bring the audience along with them. If they forget a line, they'll improvise! From story to story, students will develop clever transitions and sequence the short scenes to a coherent class production.

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: Comedy Mash-Up (Quarter 1); One Minute Plays (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (Quarter 4). Taken these classes before? No problem, you can take them again, as they offer a new and different experience every time!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Acting- Tween Stage: Who Dunnit?

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

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 of mystery and suspense.

The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. Clues and motives revealed by the on-stage investigation will confound the audience as they try to identify the guilty culprit. The question, "Who dunnit?" 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: Comedy Mash-Up (Quarter 1); One Minute Plays (Quarter 2); Improv Scenes (Quarter 3); and Who Dunnit? (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: $118.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Detective Drama

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites:

Help! Was it Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen or Miss Scarlet in the Study? Or maybe that goofy new Mr. Gray in the Game Room? Our young actors are in the middle of a mystery, and they need to solve a crime! Using classic characters from the game of Clue, and creating new ones, young actors will develop a detective play to find out who stole something and from where.

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through prepared scripts together. Once they have selected their favorites, the scripts will be customized with input from the students. Through group activities and guided discussion, the class will brainstorm to create characters and dream up details to transform the tale and make it their own.

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: Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 1), Fractured Fairy Tales (Quarter 2), Our Own Pirate Play (Quarter 3), and Detective Drama (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $118.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Fractured Fairy Tales

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites:

Acting is an adventure! What happens when Goldilocks meets the 3 Bullfrogs? Or, when "Cinderella" becomes "Spiderella?" Our young actors will work together to twist and retell well-known fairy tales! Kids have fun introducing new names, silly settings, and plot twists to familiar storylines from favorite fables and folk tales.

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through prepared scripts together. Once they have selected their favorites, the scripts will be customized with input from the students. Through group activities and guided discussion, the class will brainstorm to create characters and dream up details to transform the tale and make it their own.

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: Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 1), Fractured Fairy Tales (Quarter 2), Our Own Pirate Play (Quarter 3), and Detective Drama (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Our Own Pirate Play

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites:

Ahoy, maties! Acting is an adventure! Young actors will find themselves on a pirate ship, where they will create an imaginative storyline and unique characters for their very own original play. Will they encounter a kooky pirate captain, a prickly peg-leg mate, a bottom-dwelling bilge buccaneer, or a shanty- singing scallywag on their quest for pirate booty?

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: Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 1), Fractured Fairy Tales (Quarter 2), Our Own Pirate Play (Quarter 3), and Detective Drama (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $118.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Rainforest Rescue

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites:

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: Rainforest Rescue! (Quarter 1), Fractured Fairy Tales (Quarter 2), Our Own Pirate Play (Quarter 3), and Detective Drama (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $104.00

Actors in Action: Compelling Choreography

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 6th-9th

Prerequisites:

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Actors in Action: Fighting with Found Objects

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 6th-9th

Prerequisites:

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Actors in Action: Slapstick Schtick & Comical Combat

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 6th-9th

Prerequisites:

Bam! Zap! Pow! From comedians to cartoons, phony fights and side-splitting scuffles are just plain entertaining! With giant gestures and wacky reactions, the actor can convey a conflict while amusing an audience. This is often accomplished with "slapstick," a comedic element of exaggerated moves on stage. In this class, students will learn how to do wild, wind-up punches and create the illusion of small slaps, punches, and kicks that result in inflated or delayed reactions, like a tiny tap that sends the victim sailing across the room. Students will learn safe, funny falls, and how to create the illusions defying physics like slamming or running into a wall and then straightening a broken nose in this comical portrayal of stage combat.

Stage combat is the art of creating the illusion of danger and conflict for storytelling in theater and film. With an emphasis on safety, students will learn the movements used to create action and fight scenes on stage and screen. Students will learn footwork, weapons handling, and unarmed techniques and as well as some acting and choreography skills. This class is for beginning and experienced students. Students must have self- discipline, focus, and be able to follow directions closely. This is not an "anything goes" or "free-for-all class." Students should understand that beginning actors take steps slowly, deliberately, and with safe distances when they are learning the art, and that their stage combat practice will be in slower motion than the high-action, special effects work they see in film.

Topics in this Series: Slapstick Schtick & Comical Combat (Quarter 1); Swords and Sabers on Stage (Quarter 2); Fighting with Found Objects (Quarter 3); and Compelling Choreography (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Actors in Action: Swords and Sabers on Stage

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 6th-9th

Prerequisites:

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Algebra I

Quarter 1, 2, 3, 4: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: David Chelf

Grade Range: 7th-10th

Prerequisites: PreAlgebra

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

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $1099.00

Algebra II

Quarter 1, 2, 3, 4: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: David Chelf

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: Algebra

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

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $1099.00

American Sign Language (ASL) I

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

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Daniel Frame

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

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

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

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

Assignments: Homework assignments will be posted online in the Canvas digital classroom platform. There may be some brief written assignments, but for most homework assignments, students will be asked to post short videos of themselves signing. Students will need either a camera phone or webcam to complete these assignments.

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

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

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $655.00

American Sign Language (ASL) II

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

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Daniel Frame

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $655.00

Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathology through Veterinary Case Studies

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

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Olsen

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Discover how anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, and biochemistry come together in the science of small animal medicine! Students will use actual case studies, anatomical dissections, and histopathology materials to understand how veterinarians and physicians diagnose a medical issue and formulate a treatment plan. The class will learn how the physical exam, imaging studies (radiographs, CT, MRI), laboratory findings, and other diagnostics provide clues in actual cases!

This full-year class will include lectures on anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, dissections of representative organs (to include the brain, eye, heart, kidney, and other virtual dissections), and case presentations involving the body system being studied. Students will work with an emergency/ critical care veterinarian and use deductive reasoning and logic to piece together the clues of each case. This class is geared towards high school students interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences, medicine, research, and related fields. Please note that some veterinary cases presented in this course may be repeated from cases reviewed in Veterinary Science in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Prerequisites:Introductory Biology

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

Assignments: Will be sent to parents and students by e-mail.

Assessments: An exam will be given at the end of each quarter which parents can use to formulate a letter grade for their student.

Textbook/Materials: Students will receive a class notebook from the Instructor with all required readings and lab handouts.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $150 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the year's class notebook, dissection specimens, and lab supplies.

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

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $799.00

Ancient Justice: Crime & Punishment in Medieval Times

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 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 Europe following the collapse of Rome. From witch trials and Viking blood feuds, then back again to the real barbarians, lawyers! Like a traditional mock trial program, the class will hear cases, and students will defend themselves. Real historical cases will be studied, and trial parts assigned to the class, which will be debated from the perspective of Royal Courts, Church Ordeals, or a Viking assembly they creatively called "a Thing." 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. Second semester will move to codified Renaissance legal systems, leading up to the direct Ancestor to American legal traditions, Common Law.

Topics in this Series: Crime & Punishment in Medieval Times (Semester 1), Crime and Punishment in the Early Modern Era (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: A mid-term and final exam may be given.

Textbooks: None. Case documents are provided in class.

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: $282.00

Ancient Justice: Crime & Punishment in the Early Modern Era

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

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 mainland Europe and their divergence from English
Common Law. Like a traditional mock trial program, the class will hear cases, and students will defend themselves. Real historical cases will be studied, and trial parts assigned to the class, which will be
debated from the perspective of Englishmen, from commoners to nobility, and Europeans in both
criminal and church courts. 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. This semester
will examine the Justice systems of Renaissance Europe up to Colonial Britain.

Topics in this Series: Crime & Punishment in Medieval Times (Semester 1), Crime and Punishment in the Early Modern Era (Semester 2).

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

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

Assessments: A mid-term and final exam may be given.

Textbooks: None. Case documents are provided in class.

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: $322.00

Aquatic Biology: Extreme Marine

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

More than 70% of the Earth's surface is water! Understanding the earth s oceans and freshwater systems is critical to understanding life on our planet- from beginnings in the seas to the water cycle that supports ongoing life. The study of aquatic and marine biology provides a basis for understanding much of the chemistry, physics, biology, and meteorology on our planet. Budding marine biologists will travel inland to learn about freshwater systems like lakes and ponds, rivers and streams before returning to the coast to study marshes and estuaries followed by extreme marine environments- all under the guidance of an experienced marine biologist. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in several demonstrations and experiments in each class.

During Quarter 4, students will journey to some of the most extreme marine systems on the planet. We'll investigate underwater caves, polar seas, deep sea trenches, submarine canyons, and hydrothermal vents. Students will watch footage from submersibles exploring these environments and study the unique plants and animals that inhabit these regions.

Topics in this Series: Lakes & Ponds (Quarter 1); Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams (Quarter 2); Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea (Quarter 3); and Extreme Marine (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

Aquatic Biology: Lakes & Ponds

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

More than 70% of the Earth s surface is water! Understanding the earth s oceans and freshwater systems is critical to understanding life on our planet- from beginnings in the seas to the water cycle that supports ongoing life. The study of aquatic and marine biology provides a basis for understanding much of the chemistry, physics, biology, and meteorology on our planet. Budding marine biologists will travel inland to learn about freshwater systems like lakes and ponds, rivers and streams before returning to the coast to study marshes and estuaries followed by extreme marine environments- all under the guidance of an experienced marine biologist. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in several demonstrations and experiments in each class.

During first quarter, the class will focus on freshwater lakes and the variety of unique biomes that exist in them. Students will compare major lake systems around the world and learn about general limnological processes such as seasonal turnover and phytoplankton blooms. They will also explore the incredible range of lake biomes, from acidic, volcanic lakes and hot springs, to ancient temperate lakes like Lake Baikal. Students will learn about the extreme chemistry that occurs in some systems, like stratified lakes with toxic gas layers at the bottom, and will study the many unique, endemic species of plants and animals that have evolved in lake systems.

Topics in this Series: Lakes & Ponds (Quarter 1); Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams (Quarter 2); Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea (Quarter 3); and Extreme Marine (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: $161.00

Aquatic Biology: Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

More than 70% of the Earth's surface is water! Understanding the earth s oceans and freshwater systems is critical to understanding life on our planet- from beginnings in the seas to the water cycle that supports ongoing life. The study of aquatic and marine biology provides a basis for understanding much of the chemistry, physics, biology, and meteorology on our planet. Budding marine biologists will travel inland to learn about freshwater systems like lakes and ponds, rivers and streams before returning to the coast to study marshes and estuaries followed by extreme marine environments- all under the guidance of an experienced marine biologist. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in several demonstrations and experiments in each class.

During Quarter 3, students will focus on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of estuarine systems. We will learn about salinity gradients, nutrient cycling, and biological communities in temperate estuaries and tropical mangrove swamps. Students will study the amazing adaptations that allow plants and animals in these habitats to tolerate rapid changes in temperature and salinity. We ll also discuss human impacts to estuarine habitats, including habitat loss, water diversion, and eutrophication.

Topics in this Series: Lakes & Ponds (Quarter 1); Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams (Quarter 2); Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea (Quarter 3); and Extreme Marine (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

Aquatic Biology: Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Karleen Boyle

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

More than 70% of the Earth s surface is water! Understanding the earth s oceans and freshwater systems is critical to understanding life on our planet- from beginnings in the seas to the water cycle that supports ongoing life. The study of aquatic and marine biology provides a basis for understanding much of the chemistry, physics, biology, and meteorology on our planet. Budding marine biologists will travel inland to learn about freshwater systems like lakes and ponds, rivers and streams before returning to the coast to study marshes and estuaries followed by extreme marine environments- all under the guidance of an experienced marine biologist. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in several demonstrations and experiments in each class.

During Quarter 2, students will learn the basics of Riparian Biology, the study of aquatic life in rivers and streams. We ll discuss differences in water flow, sedimentation, and hydrodynamics that are used to classify riparian habitats and will learn about the characteristic assemblages of organisms that occur in different flow regimes. Students will compare various major river systems around the world and study the diversity of riverine biomes and organisms.

Topics in this Series: Lakes & Ponds (Quarter 1); Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams (Quarter 2); Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea (Quarter 3); and Extreme Marine (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: $161.00

Architecture: Green Buildings- Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Laura Albert

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

What makes a building "green"? Green paint? Plants? Students will explore the concepts of sustainable design, which will include LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), landscaping with native vegetation, sustainable building material choices and renewable energy sources in the architectural design process through hands-on simulations, model-building, and team projects.

Students will learn about net zero building design. They will calculate the energy usage for their own homes and learn about energy-reducing strategies. They will learn how insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation play important roles in passive solar heating. Student designers will use this information to design and build their own model homes and test them for thermal gains and losses during a simulated day and night. Students will compare designs and make suggestions for improvement.

In this exploration, students will learn about renewable energy sources. The class will explore solar energy by experimenting with a virtual solar cooker to discover the mathematical relationship among reflection, transmission, and absorption. Next, students will learn how to harness the energy of the wind to produce power. They will learn where to place wind turbines and advantages/disadvantages of using wind power over non-renewable energy sources. The class will use the design process to prototype and test types of wind turbines to discover which is most efficient.

Students will also learn about the best practices and challenges to supplying clean water. Working in teams, students will design and construct small-scale models of a working water filtration system to simulate multi-stage wastewater treatment plants and test for quality and reclaimed quantities. They will conduct common tests to check the water quality before and after treatment, and will redesign for improvement.

The students will work together on a final project which will incorporate the concepts learned throughout the semester and will present the projects on the final day of class.

Topics in this Series: Green Buildings- Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy (Semester 1), Inspired by Nature (Semester 2)

Prerequisites: Students should be able to do pre-algebra-level math for some calculations and working with architectural/engineering scales.

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

Assignments: will be communicated in class and weekly e-mail updates.

Assessments: feedback will be given in class on projects and assignments. Points will not be tracked, and formal grades will not be given.

Textbook: None

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $50 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to Bring: See weekly assignments for project materials needed.

Non-Meeting Days: None

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $432.00

Architecture: Inspired by Nature

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Laura Albert

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $494.00

Around the World: Geography of Central & South America

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Around the World is a creative, interactive examination of world geography! Geography is much more than just maps and mountain ranges! Students will make an in-depth investigation of all aspects of geography region-by-region. Second quarter will explore the geography of Central and South America, from Suriname to Santiago to the Sao Manuel River.

Students will engage in hands-on activities, such as games and scavenger hunts, to learn about the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena and five themes of geography (location, place, human and environment interaction, movements, and regions) for each area that they study. For each major region, the class will look at aspects of human geography: political boundaries, cities and communities, cultural, social, and economic themes (dominant languages, religions, ethnic groups, agriculture, and trade), along with aspects of physical geography such as landforms, waterways, climate zones, biomes, etc. The class will also touch on the geographic specialties of meteorology and hydrology to understand how these impact physical and human geography.

Note: Map basics, including reading maps, types of maps, latitude and longitude, and understanding representations on maps, will only be covered during the first quarter of each year. Any student enrolling in the course after the first quarter will be expected to review map basics from a class packet of map information.

Topics in this Series: North America (Quarter 1); Central and South America (Quarter 2); Middle East & North Africa (Quarter 3); Sub-Saharan Africa (Quarter 4). Second year (2021-22) Europe (Quarter 5); Russia & East Asia (Quarter 6); South & Southeast Asia (Quarter 7); and Oceania, Antarctica & Earth's Oceans (Quarter 8). Lab/Supply Fee: Included in the course fee.

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

Around the World: Geography of North America

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Around the World is a creative, interactive examination of world geography! Geography is much more than just maps and mountain ranges! Students will make an in-depth investigation of all aspects of geography region-by-region. First quarter will explore the geography of North America, from Newfoundland, Canada, to Nome, Alaska, and the Neovolcanica region in Mexico.

Students will engage in hands-on activities, such as games and scavenger hunts, to learn about the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena and five themes of geography (location, place, human and environment interaction, movements, and regions) for each area that they study. For each major region, the class will look at aspects of human geography: political boundaries, cities and communities, cultural, social, and economic themes (dominant languages, religions, ethnic groups, agriculture, and trade), along with aspects of physical geography such as landforms, waterways, climate zones, biomes, etc. The class will also touch on the geographic specialties of meteorology and hydrology to understand how these impact physical and human geography.

Note: Map basics, including reading maps, types of maps, latitude and longitude, and understanding representations on maps, will only be covered during the first quarter of each year. Any student enrolling in the course after the first quarter will be expected to review map basics from a class packet of map information.

Topics in this Series: North America (Quarter 1); Central and South America (Quarter 2); Middle East & North Africa (Quarter 3); Sub-Saharan Africa (Quarter 4). Second year (2021-22) Europe (Quarter 5); Russia & East Asia (Quarter 6); South & Southeast Asia (Quarter 7); and Oceania, Antarctica & Earth's Oceans (Quarter 8). Lab/Supply Fee: Included in the course fee.

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

Around the World: Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Around the World is a creative, interactive examination of world geography! Geography is much more than just maps and mountain ranges! Students will make an in-depth investigation of all aspects of geography region-by-region. Fourth quarter will explore the geography of Sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan to Soweto to the savannas.

Students will engage in hands-on activities, such as games and scavenger hunts, to learn about the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena and five themes of geography (location, place, human and environment interaction, movements, and regions) for each area that they study. For each major region, the class will look at aspects of human geography: political boundaries, cities and communities, cultural, social, and economic themes (dominant languages, religions, ethnic groups, agriculture, and trade), along with aspects of physical geography such as landforms, waterways, climate zones, biomes, etc. The class will also touch on the geographic specialties of meteorology and hydrology to understand how these impact physical and human geography.

Note: Map basics, including reading maps, types of maps, latitude and longitude, and understanding representations on maps, will only be covered during the first quarter of each year. Any student enrolling in the course after the first quarter will be expected to review map basics from a class packet of map information.

Topics in this Series: North America (Quarter 1); Central and South America (Quarter 2); Middle East & North Africa (Quarter 3); Sub-Saharan Africa (Quarter 4). Second year (2021-22) Europe (Quarter 5); Russia & East Asia (Quarter 6); South & Southeast Asia (Quarter 7); and Oceania, Antarctica & Earth's Oceans (Quarter 8). Lab/Supply Fee: Included in the course fee.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $167.00

Around the World: Geography of the Middle East & North Africa

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Around the World is a creative, interactive examination of world geography! Geography is much more than just maps and mountain ranges! Students will make an in-depth investigation of all aspects of geography region-by-region. Third quarter will explore the geography of the Middle East and North Africa, from Nazareth and the Nile to Marrakesh and Medina.

Students will engage in hands-on activities, such as games and scavenger hunts, to learn about the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena and five themes of geography (location, place, human and environment interaction, movements, and regions) for each area that they study. For each major region, the class will look at aspects of human geography: political boundaries, cities and communities, cultural, social, and economic themes (dominant languages, religions, ethnic groups, agriculture, and trade), along with aspects of physical geography such as landforms, waterways, climate zones, biomes, etc. The class will also touch on the geographic specialties of meteorology and hydrology to understand how these impact physical and human geography.

Note: Map basics, including reading maps, types of maps, latitude and longitude, and understanding representations on maps, will only be covered during the first quarter of each year. Any student enrolling in the course after the first quarter will be expected to review map basics from a class packet of map information.

Topics in this Series: North America (Quarter 1); Central and South America (Quarter 2); Middle East & North Africa (Quarter 3); Sub-Saharan Africa (Quarter 4). Second year (2021-22) Europe (Quarter 5); Russia & East Asia (Quarter 6); South & Southeast Asia (Quarter 7); and Oceania, Antarctica & Earth's Oceans (Quarter 8). Lab/Supply Fee: Included in the course fee. Non-Meeting Dates This is a 7-week class that does not meet on March 10.

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

Art History: Asia to Africa, Non-Western and Global Modern Art

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. 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 early 20th century, leap back to the origins and development of arts in Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, then return to World War II to trace the influences of a global culture on modern art. Starting with Cubism, Primitivism, Neoplasticism, and Readymades will allow the students to see the recombined elements before breaking them down by cultural contribution. Returning to India, students will discover the origins of Hindu and Buddhist architecture and sculpture and examine their many similarities. Next, the class will travel to early China, to trace the evolution from pottery, to stonewares, to the origin of Chinese writing on bronze cast vessels. The class will be introduced to ideas of the afterlife through the terracotta warriors and uses of jade before moving to Japan to examine investigate the arts before the introduction of Buddhism. Human sacrifice, ball games, and a fabulous slew of composite deities will frame the discussion of the role of art in Native American cultures from Vancouver Island to the southern tip of the Andes. Next, students will discuss prehistoric African rock art, the idea of kingship in Benin through royal portraiture, and the visual interaction of cultures through the Sapi-Portuguese saltcellars. Later, students will travel to Oceania to investigate images of the Australian Dreamtime, Tongan barkcloth, and Maori men's meetinghouse architecture. We will return to the aftermath of World War II to see how each of these elements is expressed in the contradictions and complexity of Modernist art and architecture. Finally, the class will discuss how personal and group identity can be symbolized in art, investigate environmental and site-specific art, and consider the possible futures of artistic expression.

Levels:This course is AP Optional for students who took the prior semesters in 2019-20. All four Compass semesters are needed to prepare for the 2020 AP Art History exam.

Topics in this Series: Renaissance to Recent, Western Art Part 2 (Semester 1), Asia to Africa, Non-Western Art (Semester 2)

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).

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

Art History: Renaissance to Recent, Western Art Part 2

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. 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. 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 early Renaissance in Northern Europe and the innovation of oil painting. This technique was used to evoke different ideas in Burgundy, Flanders, France and the remains of the Holy roman Empire. Students will discover how etching and engraving are different and explore the illustration of printed books. Next, the investigation turns to Quattrocento Florence and the influence of Humanistic principles and innovations in perspective. Women's participation in Italian art during the High Renaissance will be introduced through the works of several female artists. The allegorical symbols and minute details of the North will be contrasted with the joyful mythologies of Italy. The class will then examine the changes brought about by Mannerism, and how these were expressed in both Italy and the North, as well as the difference in focus of Protestant and Catholic artists. Looking at spectacular Baroque art, the class will discuss the continuation of patronage with an art market and without royalty. The study of the Dutch vanitas paintings will open a discussion of the importance of the household and of personal contribution to society and science. After a century of revolutions, European art has a quick dalliance with the Rococo, then the enlightenment focuses artists on a more austere neoclassicism. Next, the exploration will take students to the effects on art of the Industrial Revolution through materials, technologies and subjects. Students will learn about the political and artistic revolutions that led to the Romantic spirit, the Realist reaction against Romanticism, and how landscape painting was somewhere between the two. The 19th century brings the first public art museum, prefabricated architecture, and the advent of photography. Finally, we will investigate the end of the 19th century and the beginning of Modernism in art: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, symbolism, and the first skyscrapers.

Levels:This course is AP Optional for students who took the prior semesters in 2019-20. All four Compass semesters are needed to prepare for the 2020 AP Art History exam.

Topics in this Series: Renaissance to Recent, Western Art Part 2 (Semester 1), Asia to Africa, Non-Western Art (Semester 2)

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).

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: $326.00

Art: Fun with Fiber Arts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

Art: Fun with Fiber Arts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

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

Art: Fun with Fiber Arts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

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

Art: Painting Fun with Acrylics

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lorrie Herman

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

Learn to paint with acryllics- a versatlie medium that can be thick and bold or lightly washed to mimic watercolor. Students will learn to mix colors in the initial "Get to Know Acrylics" lesson. Each week students will learn different techniques and will see examples from artists who featured those tecniques. Techniques include a value study and the use of light and shadow, creating textures, stamping, pointillism, and creating transparent/translucent effects. Example projects may include an impressionistic painting in the style of Monet or Cezanne, a pointillism painting in the style of Seurat, a fish painting, an abstract, a stained glass windown (in paint), and a pet portrait.

Acryllic paints do not come out of fabrics, so students should bring a smock, apron, or large cover-up t-shirt each week. There is a $10.00 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Art: Painting Fun with Acrylics

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lorrie Herman

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Learn to paint with acryllics- a versatlie medium that can be thick and bold or lightly washed to mimic watercolor. Students will learn to mix colors in the initial "Get to Know Acrylics" lesson. Each week students will learn different techniques and will see examples from artists who featured those tecniques. Techniques include a value study and the use of light and shadow, creating textures, stamping, pointillism, and creating transparent/translucent effects. Example projects may include an impressionistic painting in the style of Monet or Cezanne, a pointillism painting in the style of Seurat, a fish painting, an abstract, a stained glass windown (in paint), and a pet portrait.

Acryllic paints do not come out of fabrics, so students should bring a smock, apron, or large cover-up t-shirt each week. There is a $10.00 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Art: Painting Fun with Acrylics

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lorrie Herman

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

Learn to paint with acryllics- a versatlie medium that can be thick and bold or lightly washed to mimic watercolor. Students will learn to mix colors in the initial "Get to Know Acrylics" lesson. Each week students will learn different techniques and will see examples from artists who featured those tecniques. Techniques include a value study and the use of light and shadow, creating textures, stamping, pointillism, and creating transparent/translucent effects. Example projects may include an impressionistic painting in the style of Monet or Cezanne, a pointillism painting in the style of Seurat, a fish painting, an abstract, a stained glass windown (in paint), and a pet portrait.

Acryllic paints do not come out of fabrics, so students should bring a smock, apron, or large cover-up t-shirt each week. There is a $10.00 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Art: Sculpture Studio

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

Young sculptors will enjoy working hands-on in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting materials. Sculpture is multi-sensory, and student sculptors enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Sculpting engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this workshop, students will create original hand-made pieces inspired by different artists and sculpting techniques.

First quarter, young sculptors will experiment with materials such as papier mache, airdry and polymer clays, wire, etc. to create sculptures. Possible projects may be a wire wave sculpture, layered paper collage, animal creation, or sculpey flower magnets. Some projects may take two weeks to complete with one week dedicated to forming and shaping the base sculpture and the second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. Each week, the instructor will show examples and introduce an artist who served as inspiration and worked in a similar style.

There is a $40.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Sculpture Studio for Kids (1st quarter), Paper Printing, Stamping & Stenciling (2nd quarter), Fun with Fiber arts (3rd quarter), and Painting with Acrylics (4th quarter).

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

Art: Sculpture Studio

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Young sculptors will enjoy working hands-on in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting materials. Sculpture is multi-sensory, and student sculptors enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Sculpting engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this workshop, students will create original hand-made pieces inspired by different artists and sculpting techniques.

First quarter, young sculptors will experiment with materials such as papier mache, airdry and polymer clays, wire, etc. to create sculptures. Possible projects may be a wire wave sculpture, layered paper collage, animal creation, or sculpey flower magnets. Some projects may take two weeks to complete with one week dedicated to forming and shaping the base sculpture and the second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. Each week, the instructor will show examples and introduce an artist who served as inspiration and worked in a similar style.

There is a $40.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Sculpture Studio for Kids (1st quarter), Paper Printing, Stamping & Stenciling (2nd quarter), Fun with Fiber arts (3rd quarter), and Painting with Acrylics (4th quarter).

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

Art: Sculpture Studio

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

Young sculptors will enjoy working hands-on in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting materials. Sculpture is multi-sensory, and student sculptors enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Sculpting engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this workshop, students will create original hand-made pieces inspired by different artists and sculpting techniques.

First quarter, young sculptors will experiment with materials such as papier mache, airdry and polymer clays, wire, etc. to create sculptures. Possible projects may be a wire wave sculpture, layered paper collage, animal creation, or sculpey flower magnets. Some projects may take two weeks to complete with one week dedicated to forming and shaping the base sculpture and the second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. Each week, the instructor will show examples and introduce an artist who served as inspiration and worked in a similar style.

There is a $40.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: Sculpture Studio for Kids (1st quarter), Paper Printing, Stamping & Stenciling (2nd quarter), Fun with Fiber arts (3rd quarter), and Painting with Acrylics (4th quarter).

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

Art: Stamping, Stenciling & Screen-Printing

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

coming soon

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $119.00

Art: Stamping, Stenciling & Screen-Printing

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

coming soon

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $126.00

Art: Stamping, Stenciling & Screen-Printing

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Marisela Rumberg

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

coming soon

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $119.00

Aviation Science: The Physics of Flight

Quarter 1,2: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Juan Urista

Grade Range: 7th-9th

Prerequisites:

In this semester-long course, students will delve into the fascinating physics of flight and dynamics of aircraft. This class provides a real-world context for applied physics, technology, even meteorology and math, all within the exciting realm of aviation. Students will discover the forces of flight (lift, thrust, drag, and weight) and experiment with the principles of aerodynamics, Bernoulli s Laws of air pressure, and the physics of stalls and spins. In-class labs and activities will include constructing airfoils to compare and contrast wing design and building model aircraft from household materials to understand aerodynamics. As they grasp the principles of flight, students will begin to learn the practical skills of piloting an aircraft. Students will use laptop-based aviation simulators and aircraft controls. The class will learn piloting skills such as instrumentation, the proper maneuvering of aircraft around airports, how to determine compass headings, calculate speed, time, and distance, and how to plot a course using aviation maps. Students will learn about the process of weather and how to determine if conditions are appropriate for flight. After mastering the simulation software and flight preparation, students will plan and execute a virtual, multi-leg, cross-country flight. Emphasis will be on understanding the physics concepts and applied technologies in aviation. While some formulas may be demonstrated, the class does not include an intensive math component.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $406.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- Korean War, 1950-1953

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

At the end of WWII, the World was divided into a bi-polar power structure. The two dominant forces, the United States and its Allies, versus the Soviet Union and its puppets. In the final months of WWII, the Soviets occupied large swaths of territory with the goal of creating buffer states. In many cases, they would run up against US or Allied forces there. This would set the stage for the next 50 years of proxy conflicts, known as the Cold War. The first such place was Korea in the 1950s. The Government of North Korea, made up of hand-picked Communist loyalists, rolled into a weakly defended South Korea to forcibly unify the country. The US found this unacceptable and led a United Nations army to beat back the North Korean armies to the border of China. This prompted the Communist North Koreans to launch a second invasion. The UN forces were pushed all the way back to the original 1950 border, which to this day is the most heavily militarized zone on Earth. In both countries, the Koreans and their respective allies wait for conflict to arise again, as the ceasefire signed in the 50s was not technically an end to the state of war.

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- Korean War, 1950-1953

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

At the end of WWII, the World was divided into a bi-polar power structure. The two dominant forces, the United States and its Allies, versus the Soviet Union and its puppets. In the final months of WWII, the Soviets occupied large swaths of territory with the goal of creating buffer states. In many cases, they would run up against US or Allied forces there. This would set the stage for the next 50 years of proxy conflicts, known as the Cold War. The first such place was Korea in the 1950s. The Government of North Korea, made up of hand-picked Communist loyalists, rolled into a weakly defended South Korea to forcibly unify the country. The US found this unacceptable and led a United Nations army to beat back the North Korean armies to the border of China. This prompted the Communist North Koreans to launch a second invasion. The UN forces were pushed all the way back to the original 1950 border, which to this day is the most heavily militarized zone on Earth. In both countries, the Koreans and their respective allies wait for conflict to arise again, as the ceasefire signed in the 50s was not technically an end to the state of war.

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

From Stalingrad to Berlin, the downfall of Nazi Germany. This quarter will cover the climactic urban battles of the Eastern Front in Europe, or as the Russians call it, The Great Patriotic War. The Eastern front is often sidelined in Western history, but it was quite possibly the most brutal theater of war in human history. The Germans invaded Eastern Europe to wage a war of extermination, and instead found themselves hunted like rats in the cities they destroyed. This is not the Blitzkrieg, where a modern German army used fancy new tactics to destroy larger armies. This is the rat warfare, brutal attrition more akin to the 1st World War, with the trenches swapped for bitter street fighting, where each side was literally fighting in their own homes, for everything they had.

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

From Stalingrad to Berlin, the downfall of Nazi Germany. This quarter will cover the climactic urban battles of the Eastern Front in Europe, or as the Russians call it, The Great Patriotic War. The Eastern front is often sidelined in Western history, but it was quite possibly the most brutal theater of war in human history. The Germans invaded Eastern Europe to wage a war of extermination, and instead found themselves hunted like rats in the cities they destroyed. This is not the Blitzkrieg, where a modern German army used fancy new tactics to destroy larger armies. This is the rat warfare, brutal attrition more akin to the 1st World War, with the trenches swapped for bitter street fighting, where each side was literally fighting in their own homes, for everything they had.

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

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, buildings, rivers, bridges, vegetation, fences, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive 1:72 scale miniature soldiers to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical war gaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1942

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

The opening stage of the Pacific Theater of WWII was a painful lesson for the United States, especially the Navy. Starting with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that crippled much of the fleet, Japan continued with devastating and coordinated strikes across the whole Pacific that pushed the US and its allies back across thousands of miles of ocean. That changed at Midway, when the outnumbered US fleet ambushed and wrecked the Japanese on their way to take yet another isolated island. This opened the way for the US to go on the offensive and regain the initiative, starting between Hawaii and Allied Australia, in the Solomons at Guadalcanal. Rather than focus solely on the ground campaign, this class will also include a naval component, using models of the ships that fought the many naval battles of Guadalcanal at the infamous Iron Bottom Sound.

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, valleys, rivers, ridges, vegetation, airfields, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive scale miniature naval ships 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 Axis and Allies War at Sea gaming rule system for moving ships and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Modern Warfare- WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1942

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will engage in a hands-on 3D battle strategy game using the military dioramas that they make!

The opening stage of the Pacific Theater of WWII was a painful lesson for the United States, especially the Navy. Starting with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that crippled much of the fleet, Japan continued with devastating and coordinated strikes across the whole Pacific that pushed the US and its allies back across thousands of miles of ocean. That changed at Midway, when the outnumbered US fleet ambushed and wrecked the Japanese on their way to take yet another isolated island. This opened the way for the US to go on the offensive and regain the initiative, starting between Hawaii and Allied Australia, in the Solomons at Guadalcanal. Rather than focus solely on the ground campaign, this class will also include a naval component, using models of the ships that fought the many naval battles of Guadalcanal at the infamous Iron Bottom Sound.

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, valleys, rivers, ridges, vegetation, airfields, etc) to represent a scene of a famous historical engagement. Students will each receive scale miniature naval ships 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 Axis and Allies War at Sea gaming rule system for moving ships and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this year's series include: WWII from the Russian Perspective, Stalingrad/Berlin (1st quarter), WWII The Battle of the Bulge, 1944 (2nd quarter), WWII The USMC at Guadalcanal, 1945 (3rd quarter), and Korean War, 1950-1953 (4th quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $161.00

Beginning Guitar I

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: to be assigned

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites:

Learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar! In this class, students will learn basic melodies, such as Ode to Joy, Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, etc. Kids will learn to play chords and strumming patterns for familiar songs chosen by the instructor and students. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. New chords and new songs will be added each week as students also learn to read music and basic music theory. Students will also learn how to hold, tune, and care for their guitars. Students should be able to read at grade level for this class, and should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. There is a materials fee of $5.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a music notebook. Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes per day most days practicing chords and melodies from class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $309.00

Beginning Guitar I for Teens/Adults

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: to be assigned

Grade Range: 8th - Adult

Prerequisites:

Learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar! In this class, teens will learn basic melodies, such as Ode to Joy, Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, etc. Teens will learn to play chords and strumming patterns for familiar songs chosen by the instructor and students. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. New chords and new songs will be added each week as students also learn to read music and basic music theory. Students will also learn how to hold, tune, and care for their guitars. Students should be able to read at grade level for this class, and should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. There is a materials fee of $5.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a music notebook. Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes per day most days practicing chords and melodies from class. 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.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $309.00

Beginning Guitar II

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: to be assigned

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites:

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $352.00

Beginning Guitar II for Teens/Adults

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: to be assigned

Grade Range: 8th - Adult

Prerequisites:

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $352.00

Bibliophiles Books Group: Deception & Disguise

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Danielle Rhodes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

First quarter, students will examine the themes of Deception and Disguise through The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain.

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

Topics in this Series: Deception and Disguise (Quarter 1); Greed (Quarter 2); Order and Chaos (Quarter 3); Power and Powerlessness (Quarter 4).

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

Supply Fee: A class fee of $34.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

Bibliophiles Books Group: Greed

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Danielle Rhodes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

Second quarter, students will examine the theme of Greed through The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien and The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

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

Topics in this Series: Deception and Disguise (Quarter 1); Greed (Quarter 2); Order and Chaos (Quarter 3); Power and Powerlessness (Quarter 4).

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

Supply Fee: A class fee of $22.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $148.00

Bibliophiles Books Group: Order and Chaos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Danielle Rhodes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

Third quarter, students will examine the themes of Order and Chaos through The Maze Runner by James Dashner and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

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

Topics in this Series: Deception and Disguise (Quarter 1); Greed (Quarter 2); Order and Chaos (Quarter 3); Power and Powerlessness (Quarter 4).

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

Supply Fee: A class fee of $16.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Bibliophiles Books Group: Power and Powerlessness

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Danielle Rhodes

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

Fourth quarter, students will examine the themes of Power and Powerlessness through the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

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

Topics in this Series: Deception and Disguise (Quarter 1); Greed (Quarter 2); Order and Chaos (Quarter 3); Power and Powerlessness (Quarter 4).

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

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

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

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Brain Games: MORE Puzzles, Riddles & Brain Teasers

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

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

Brain Games: Puzzles, Riddles & Brain Teasers

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

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

Building Better Readers: Connecting to Books

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites:

Calling all young readers! Does your child love stories but seems to forget what she read or misses the moral of the story? Do you want to make sure your child is getting the most out of his independent reading time? This class will guide reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike through the wonderful world of reading through strategies to become better readers. Each student will create a Reader's Notebook to track individual reading progress and record weekly strategies. Each quarter will include award winning literature, poetry and non-fiction reading material. The work in this class will lay the foundation for reading success in all content areas.

Second quarter, we will begin by visualizing our books. Students will carefully examine how the author's words create pictures in our minds. The class will then move on to connecting to books at different levels (ourselves, our world, and other books we love). One technique the group will use is the "5 Senses Strategy" to examine text for clues as to what we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel while we read. Students will use small example paragraphs and a graphic organizer to practice this strategy, and then apply this strategy to the beloved book, Where the Wild Things Are. Class will end with students creating sentences of their own with strong imagery. The formal reading strategies introduced this quarter are Visualizing & Connecting.

Students will love the stories and the fun, low pressure environment as they gain confidence by working with manageable chunks of text to isolate and practice their new skills. Students taking this class will receive a full-year's subscription to Scholastic News, 3rd grade level, which will be distributed in class and incorporated into in class reading activities.

Topics in this Series: Thinking about Books (Quarter 1), Connecting to Books (Quarter 2), Going Beyond the Book (Quarter 3), Finding the Big Picture in Books (Quarter 4)

What to Bring: Students need to bring a pack of Post-It Notes, 2 Highlighters, Colored Pencils, and their Reader's Notebook to each class

Material/Supply Fee: Included

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Building Better Readers: Finding the Big Picture in Books

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites:

Calling all young readers! Does your child love stories but seems to forget what she read or misses the moral of the story? Do you want to make sure your child is getting the most out of his independent reading time? This class will guide reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike through the wonderful world of reading through strategies to become better readers. Each student will create a Reader's Notebook to track individual reading progress and record weekly strategies. Each quarter will include award winning literature, poetry and non-fiction reading material. The work in this class will lay the foundation for reading success in all content areas.

Fourth quarter, readers will learn to summarize the stories that they read. While students often like the recall and retell a story scene-by-scene in great detail, they will learn the "Big Ten" strategy to capture the key points of what they read. From the ten most significant words they identify, the class will select the five most important words to succinctly craft one summary sentence. The class will also learn to use the technique, "Somebody, Wants, But, So, Then" for fiction. (An example of this approach is to summarize that Cinderella -somebody- wanted to go to the ball, but her stepmother wouldn't allow her to go, so her fairy godmother showed up and used her magic. Then Cinderella attended the ball, met the Prince, and lived happily ever after.) These five words allow for students to quickly drill down to the essential parts of a story. The formal reading strategies introduced this quarter are Determining Importance & Synthesizing.

Students will love the stories and the fun, low pressure environment as they gain confidence by working with manageable chunks of text to isolate and practice their new skills. Students taking this class will receive a full-year's subscription to Scholastic News, 3rd grade level, which will be distributed in class and incorporated into in class reading activities.

Topics in this Series: Thinking about Books (Quarter 1), Connecting to Books (Quarter 2), Going Beyond the Book (Quarter 3), Finding the Big Picture in Books (Quarter 4)

What to Bring: Students need to bring a pack of Post-It Notes, 2 Highlighters, Colored Pencils, and their Reader's Notebook to each class

Material/Supply Fee: Included

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

Building Better Readers: Going Beyond the Book

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites:

Calling all young readers! Does your child love stories but seems to forget what she read or misses the moral of the story? Do you want to make sure your child is getting the most out of his independent reading time? This class will guide reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike through the wonderful world of reading through strategies to become better readers. Each student will create a Reader's Notebook to track individual reading progress and record weekly strategies. Each quarter will include award winning literature, poetry and non-fiction reading material. The work in this class will lay the foundation for reading success in all content areas.

Third quarter, students will begin to make predictions in their reading. They will learn how to look for clues in titles, tables of contents, and pictures to make and then confirm or refute predictions. The class will use evidence from the text to support their conclusions. Students will then learn to draw inferences, which will take their background knowledge and combine it with what they read in order to infer meaning. An example in-class activity to teach inference is called "My Neighbor's Trash Bag." As an example, the class will apply their inference strategies to Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick which has intriguing pictures with minimal text. Students must use their background knowledge and their imaginations to create the rest of the story. The formal reading strategies introduced this quarter are Predicting, Inferring, & Questioning.

Students will love the stories and the fun, low pressure environment as they gain confidence by working with manageable chunks of text to isolate and practice their new skills. Students taking this class will receive a full-year's subscription to Scholastic News, 3rd grade level, which will be distributed in class and incorporated into in class reading activities.

Topics in this Series: Thinking about Books (Quarter 1), Connecting to Books (Quarter 2), Going Beyond the Book (Quarter 3), Finding the Big Picture in Books (Quarter 4)

What to Bring: Students need to bring a pack of Post-It Notes, 2 Highlighters, Colored Pencils, and their Reader's Notebook to each class

Material/Supply Fee: Included

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

Building Better Readers: Thinking about Books

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Natalie Di Vietri

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites:

Calling all young readers! Does your child love stories but seems to forget what she read or misses the moral of the story? Do you want to make sure your child is getting the most out of his independent reading time? This class will guide reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike through the wonderful world of reading through strategies to become better readers. Each student will create a Reader's Notebook to track individual reading progress and record weekly strategies. Each quarter will include award winning literature, poetry and non-fiction reading material. The work in this class will lay the foundation for reading success in all content areas.

First quarter, we will begin to develop awareness of our thoughts and build thinking strategies. The instructor will model thinking strategies to help students understand the process. Students will learn to differentiate between what they know and what they don't know about their reading. They will learn beginning annotating skills using symbols and a children's news article. The formal reading strategies introduced this quarter are Metacognition, Schema & Monitoring.

Students will love the stories and the fun, low pressure environment as they gain confidence by working with manageable chunks of text to isolate and practice their new skills. Students taking this class will receive a full-year's subscription to Scholastic News, 3rd grade level, which will be distributed in class and incorporated into in class reading activities.

Topics in this Series: Thinking about Books (Quarter 1), Connecting to Books (Quarter 2), Going Beyond the Book (Quarter 3), Finding the Big Picture in Books (Quarter 4)

What to Bring: Students need to bring a pack of Post-It Notes, 2 Highlighters, Colored Pencils, and their Reader's Notebook to each class

Material/Supply Fee: Included

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Calculus (Honors or AP A/B)

Quarter 1, 2, 3, 4: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: David Chelf

Grade Range: 11th-12th

Prerequisites: PreCalculus

This is a complete course in high school Calculus which will cover fundamental concepts and provide a solid foundation of mathematical literacy, problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for the exploration of more advanced and rigorous topics in mathematics. Topics in Calculus include limits of functions (one-sided and two-sided limits, limits at infinity and infinite limits, limits of sequences, and continuity of functions), derivatives (various definitions of derivatives, estimating derivatives from tables and graphs, rules of differentiation, properties of derivatives, separable differential equations, and the Mean Value Theorem), applications of derivatives (related rates, optimization, and exponential growth and decay models), integrals (basic techniques of integration including basic antiderivatives and substitution), applications of integrals (in finding areas and volumes, describing motion, and as accumulation functions), and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will explore these topics through class discussions, practice problems, and open-ended problem-solving.

Prerequisite: Students should have a solid foundation PreCalculus in order to take this class.
Level: This course is offered at two levels, Honors and Advanced Placement (AP). The scope and sequence are identical, however AP students may have additional practice problems. Students who wish to take the AP exam must register and pay for their own exam through the College Board in fall 2020 for the May 2021 exam.
Workload: Students should expect to spend 1.25-1.75 hours per day on reading, review, and homework on most non-class days. Homework assignments will run on a 13-day cycle in this class with: a new unit introduced on a Friday (day 1), lecture on Wednesday (day 6), questions and answers on the next Friday (day 8), and homework due the next Wednesday (day 13). After introduction of a new topic (day 1), students will be expected to read the assigned section and look through worked, sample problems before the lecture the following Wednesday (day 6). Solutions will be provided for some homework problems, but students are expected to show all steps of all work.
Assignments: The Canvas online class management system will be used to post assignments and scores. Students should have their own e-mail address in order to be set up as users of the Canvas system. Parents can also be set up as Canvas guests/observers for purposes of tracking the student's progress and workload.
Assessments: In this class, the instructor will assess a student's progress by checking that weekly homework sets are complete and giving periodic take-home tests; class participation is also strongly encouraged. Parents will be able to view accumulated points awarded in the class for the purpose of determining a parent-awarded course grade.
Textbook: Students should purchase or rent the required textbook for this class: Calculus: Single Variable/Early Transcendentals, 8th edition by James Stewart (ISBN-13 9781305270336). A scientific calculator similar to the Casio fx-115ES PLUS is required for this class, and it is highly recommended that students preparing for the AP exam have a graphing calculator similar to the TI-83. Students without a graphing calculator must have access to desmos.com and/or wolframalpha.com for graphing assignments.
Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a complete credit in Calculus for purposes of a high school transcript.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $1333.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 1

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginning Chess series, or equivalent

In Advanced Beginner Chess 1, students will learn skills and strategies that build upon each other, including a review of: castling, pawn promotion, and en pass ant rules; a notation lesson; a review of basic mates; strategies for using the draw rules for drawing a game when too far behind to win; using batteries to cause checkmates; back-rank checkmates; proper development of bishops; proper development of rooks (in the middlegame); advanced beginning overextended pieces; and other topics based on observed need. 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: $100.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 2

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginning Chess series, or equivalent

In Advanced Beginner Chess 2, students will learn skills and strategies that build upon each other, including: advanced beginning counting in chess; Double attack tactics; Using the center once you control it; Advanced beginning king and pawn endgames; Key positions in rook and pawn endgames; Principles of minor piece endgames; and Simple, pawn-less 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 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: $100.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginning Chess series, 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: $114.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: Beginning Chess series, 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: $114.00

Chess: Beginners 1

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites:

In Beginning Chess 1, students will learn beginner basics such as: how all pieces move and capture; castling, pawn promotion, en pass ant; checks and how to get out of them; checkmate and stalemate; notation lesson and chess etiquette behavior; scholars mate & fools mate. 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.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $100.00

Chess: Beginners 2

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites:

In Beginning Chess 2, students will learn introductory skills such as: back rank mates; draws, all 5 types; elementary checkmates 2Rs+K, K+Q vs. K, K+R vs. K; elementary opening principles 1, elementary opening principles 2, pawn structure 1, pawn structure 2. 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 2 as his/her first class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $100.00

Chess: Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites:

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: $114.00

Chess: Beginners 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites:

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

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $114.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 1

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess series, or equivalent

In Intermediate Chess 1, students will learn skills that build upon each other such as, 8 Questions to ask before you move; mating nets; piece defenses against typical tactics; forcing combinations; king and pawn endings; offensive tactics used in the openings; and review of two move checkmates and two move tactics. 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: $133.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 2

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess series, or equivalent

In Intermediate Chess 2, students will learn skills that build upon each other such as, intermediate queenExperts 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.

and pawn endings; intermediate bishop, knight and pawn endings; refresh on score-sheet notation; decoys; obstructions; and king defense when under attack.

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

Chess: Intermediate Players 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess series, 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: $152.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Chess series, 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: $152.00

Civics Critics: Constitution Connection

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 7th-9th

Prerequisites:

Civics Critics will explore themes related to the US Constitution 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. First semester will examine themes such as the Articles of Confederation, branches of government, checks and balances, divided powers, the federal budget, and unalienable rights in a relevant, approachable, and interactive context. The class will apply this knowledge to analyze three big DBQ inquiries: The Ideals of the Declaration: Which is the Most Important? How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? and Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students' Online Speech?

Civics Critics 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. Students will also complete additional short and interactive assignments throughout the semester.

Topics in this Series: Constitution Connection (Semester 1) and Bill of Rights Battles (Semester 2). Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second semester.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to read and write at grade level.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week on homework, investigation, or reading for this class.

Assignments: All assignments will be posted on password-protected Canvas classroom management site. There, students access assignments, upload homework, take automated quizzes and tests, track grades, and message instructor and classmates.

Assessments: The instructor may offer parent conferences to provide feedback on the student's work and participation.

Lab/Supply Fee: The fee for a class notebook is included in the class tuition.

What to Bring: Class notebook, paper, and pen or pencil.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $288.00

Civics Critics: Know Your Rights

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kouthar Muttardy

Grade Range: 7th-9th

Prerequisites:

Civics Critics will explore themes related to the US Bill of 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 themes such as the first ten amendments, the justice system, and Supreme Court cases in a relevant, approachable, and interactive context. The class will apply this knowledge to analyze three big DBQ inquiries: Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students' Online Speech? Search and Seizure: Did the Government Go Too Far? Is the American Jury System Still a Good Idea?

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $308.00

Classic Magic Academy:

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $220.00

Classic Magic Academy:

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $220.00

Classic Magic Academy: Cards, Cups & Coins

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

Curious coins, baffling balls, confounding cards, and puzzling papers! Students will learn tricks of the trade from pair of professional magicians! Each week, kids will receive a magic prop and learn how to perform a unique magic trick. Students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience.

A partial list of magic tricks to be learned this quarter includes: Nickels to Dimes (a stack of nickels magically transforms into a stack of dimes); Classic Chop Cup (a small ball disappears and reappears under an empty cup); and Card Fusion (a classic card trick that will confuse and confound your friends.)

Note: These are all new magic tricks from those taught during 2019-20. Rather than coming from the Discover Magic curriculum, the tricks are coming directly from real-life performers and magicians, Joe Romano and Mike Hummer, who team-teach the class. Prior magic classes are not a prerequisite, and new magicians may enroll. Lab/Supply Fee: There is a $45.00 supply fee 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

Classic Magic Academy: Rabbits, Rings & Ropes

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

Curious coins, baffling balls, confounding cards, and puzzling papers! Students will learn tricks of the trade from pair of professional magicians! Each week, kids will receive a magic prop and learn how to perform a unique magic trick. Students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience.

A partial list of magic tricks to be learned this quarter includes: Power Ring (a solid ring magically links onto a chain); Sponge Bunnies (sponge rabbits magically jump from hand to hand culminating with a surprise ending!); and Rogue Ropes that appear to tie and untie themselves.

Note: These are all new magic tricks from those taught during 2019-20. Rather than coming from the Discover Magic curriculum, the tricks are coming directly from real-life performers and magicians, Joe Romano and Mike Hummer, who team-teach the class. Prior magic classes are not a prerequisite, and new magicians may enroll. Lab/Supply Fee: There is a $45.00 supply fee 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

Code for a Cause: Technovations Team for Girls

Quarter 1, 2, 3, 4: Starts on September 14, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

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

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

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

Girls will work on laptops provided by the instructor to eliminate technology or connectivity problems in class. However, since the app inventor platform is web-based, girls may continue to code at home. The course tuition includes a technology use/access fee.

Participation in Technovation gives girls the confidence to pursue more computer science courses (70%), and give many the foundation to eventually major in computer science (26%). Technovation teams are in 100 countries, and the program is sponsored by Oracle, Google, 3M, Adobe Foundation, and others. The Compass Technovation facilitator/instructor will be a coding coach from Coder Kids. This is a year-long program that follows the Compass Monday calendar.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $889.00

Coding Lab: Mobile App Design

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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 Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Tweens and teens love their phones and tablets and have fun coding custom apps (applications) for them. Students start with the Swift programming language which is used for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. Later students move into programming responsive web design to create hybrid apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web App Maker. In all app programming languages, students practice the iterative design process to define a problem, generate ideas, build, test, and improve their app.

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: $188.00

Coding Lab: Mobile App Design

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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 Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Tweens and teens love their phones and tablets and have fun coding custom apps (applications) for them. Students start with the Swift programming language which is used for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. Later students move into programming responsive web design to create hybrid apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web App Maker. In all app programming languages, students practice the iterative design process to define a problem, generate ideas, build, test, and improve their app.

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: $188.00

Coding Lab: Mobile App Design

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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 Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Tweens and teens love their phones and tablets and have fun coding custom apps (applications) for them. Students start with the Swift programming language which is used for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. Later students move into programming responsive web design to create hybrid apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web App Maker. In all app programming languages, students practice the iterative design process to define a problem, generate ideas, build, test, and improve their app.

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 Lab: Mobile App Design

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites:

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 Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Tweens and teens love their phones and tablets and have fun coding custom apps (applications) for them. Students start with the Swift programming language which is used for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. Later students move into programming responsive web design to create hybrid apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web App Maker. In all app programming languages, students practice the iterative design process to define a problem, generate ideas, build, test, and improve their app.

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 Workshop: Minecraft Mods

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Coding Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Kids are introduced to coding in the virtual world they already know and love. Students learn to enhance their Minecraft world through mods (modifications) that they program themselves. Young coders begin by creating custom structures and cool new effects using Python. Later they create mods that add custom items and blocks to the game using Java. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of coding.

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: $188.00

Coding Workshop: Minecraft Mods

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Coding Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Kids are introduced to coding in the virtual world they already know and love. Students learn to enhance their Minecraft world through mods (modifications) that they program themselves. Young coders begin by creating custom structures and cool new effects using Python. Later they create mods that add custom items and blocks to the game using Java. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of coding.

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: $188.00

Coding Workshop: Minecraft Mods

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Coding Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Kids are introduced to coding in the virtual world they already know and love. Students learn to enhance their Minecraft world through mods (modifications) that they program themselves. Young coders begin by creating custom structures and cool new effects using Python. Later they create mods that add custom items and blocks to the game using Java. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of coding.

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 Workshop: Minecraft Mods

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Coder Kids

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Coding Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Coder Kids curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. Work in the Coding 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. Computer science-trained coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional instruction and support on the skillset each needs each week.

Kids are introduced to coding in the virtual world they already know and love. Students learn to enhance their Minecraft world through mods (modifications) that they program themselves. Young coders begin by creating custom structures and cool new effects using Python. Later they create mods that add custom items and blocks to the game using Java. Students use their imaginations to make Minecraft do what they want it to do- through the power of coding.

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

Compass Literarians: Creative Writing & Literary Magazine Board

Quarter 3, 4: Starts on January 15, 2021

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 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. There is a $20.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day to cover publsihing costs of the printed literary magazine anthology.

Topics in this Series: A Creative Writing and Literary Magazine Board (Semesters 1 and 2, with registration by semester.) Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second 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: $389.00

Compass Literarians: Creative Writing & Literary Magazine Board *ONLINE/TRANSITION*

Quarter 1, 2: Starts on September 11, 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.

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.

Note:Note: The literary magazine board will begin in the fall in a virtual classroom, providing synchronous online instruction via videoconferencing—with the teacher's option to move to in-person instruction as COVID-19 scenarios improve. When that takes place, the full class will transition to an in-person class.

Topics in this Series: A Creative Writing and Literary Magazine Board (Semesters 1 and 2, with registration by semester.) Students continuing from first semester receive priority pre-registration for second 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: None

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: $341.00

Cooking for Kids: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Kids: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Kids: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Kids: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

Note 3:This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. For the Little Kids level, students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class and must be developmentally on-level for fine motor skills and ability to follow directions.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 11, 2020

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2021

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

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

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Tweens: Fall Fare with Flair

Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bite-Sized Cheese Balls

-Salad- Coconut Cous Cous

-Soup- Pesto Potatoes

-Entree- Salmon Yakitori

-Side- Pumpkin Pizza

-Dessert- Autumn Fruit Bread

-Extra- Japanese Noodles

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.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Tweens: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Tweens: Festive Fall Flavors

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 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. Festive Fall recipes are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Spinach and Ricotta Medallions

-Salad- Artichoke Salad

-Soup-Indian Pea Soup

-Entree-Ginger Beef

-Side- Baked Fennel

-Dessert- Cherry Clafoutis

-Extra-Black Bean Casserole

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

-Appetizer- Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

-Salad- Zucchini Basil Zoodles

-Soup- White Chicken Chili

-Entree- Bacon Ranch Chicken

-Side- Mexican Corn Pasta

-Dessert- Lemon Blueberry Galette

-Casserole- Sweet/ Savory Grit Casserole

-Extra- Strawberry Roulade

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

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

-Appetizer- Bang Bang Chicken

-Salad- Savory Potato Salad

-Soup- Vichyssoise

-Entree- Orange Chicken Stir Fry

-Side- Stuffed Veggies

-Dessert- Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake

-Casserole- Sweet Lemon Chicken Bake

-Extra- Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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

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

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking- Breakfast Table: Early Eats

Quarter 2: Starts on October 28, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

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

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

  • -Breakfast Egg Casserole
  • -Banana Waffles
  • -Morello Cherry and Vanilla Steel-Cut Oats
  • -Perfect Hash Browns
  • -Breakfast Burritos
  • -Biscuits and Gravy
  • -Mushroom & Leek Quiche
  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Early Eats

    Quarter 2: Starts on October 30, 2020

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

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

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

  • -Breakfast Egg Casserole
  • -Banana Waffles
  • -Morello Cherry and Vanilla Steel-Cut Oats
  • -Perfect Hash Browns
  • -Breakfast Burritos
  • -Biscuits and Gravy
  • -Mushroom & Leek Quiche
  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Morning Menus

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2021

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

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

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

    -Banana Chai Smoothie Bowl

    -Quinoa Mango Muffins

    -Breakfast Cookies-Wheels of Steel!

    -In-a-Hurry Broccoli Cheddar Mug-Quiche

    -Savory Granola Bars

    -Egg-Wrapped Burrito

    -Huevos Rancheros

    - Savory Avocado Egg Toast and Sweet Strawberry Banana Ricotta Toast

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

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Morning Menus

    Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2021

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

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

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

  • -Banana Chai Smoothie Bowl
  • -Quinoa Mango Muffins
  • -Breakfast Cookies-Wheels of Steel!
  • -In-a-Hurry Broccoli Cheddar Mug-Quiche
  • -Savory Granola Bars
  • -Egg-Wrapped Burrito
  • -Huevos Rancheros
  • - Savory Avocado Egg Toast and Sweet Strawberry Banana Ricotta Toast
  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Sunrise Starts

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

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

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

  • -Eggs Benedict
  • -Baked Oatmeal
  • -Protein-Packed on-the-Go Bites
  • -Hash Brown Casserole
  • -Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
  • -Granola and Energy Bars
  • -Red Pepper Avocado Eggs
  • -Chilled Chia Breakfast Pudding
  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

    Cooking- Breakfast Table: Sunrise Starts

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 15, 2021

    Class Time: 9:00 am      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 7th-12th

    Prerequisites: None

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

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

  • -Eggs Benedict
  • -Baked Oatmeal
  • -Protein-Packed on-the-Go Bites
  • -Hash Brown Casserole
  • -Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
  • -Granola and Energy Bars
  • -Red Pepper Avocado Eggs
  • -Chilled Chia Breakfast Pudding
  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

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

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

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

    What to Bring: 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 exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Best Bon Bons

    Quarter 3: Starts on January 13, 2021

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

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

    - Pineapple Gummy Candy

    - Creamsicle Fudge

    - Cinnamon truffles

    - Scotch Drops

    - White Chocolate Caramel Clusters

    - Cream Cheese Mints

    - Chocolate Molding

    - Layered Mint Candy

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

    Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: A clean apron and plastic storage container with a tight-fitting lid for leftovers. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Gooey Goodies

    Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

    Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    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:

    - Chocolate Butterscotch Clusters

    - Strawberry Fudge

    - Coconut Drops

    - Chocolate Brittle

    - Chocolate Divinity

    - Orange Bars

    - Dried Fruit Chocolate Discs

    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.

    Note 1: 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.

    Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

    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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

    Cooking- Confection Kitchen: Gooey Goodies

    Quarter 1: Starts on September 9, 2020

    Class Time: 4:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

    Instructor: Mylene Nyman

    Grade Range: 5th-8th

    Prerequisites: None

    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:

    - Chocolate Butterscotch Clusters

    - Strawberry Fudge

    - Coconut Drops

    - Chocolate Brittle

    - Chocolate Divinity

    - Orange Bars

    - Dried Fruit Chocolate Discs

    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.

    Note 1: 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.

    Note 2: Disposable face masks and disposable aprons will be required in all cooking/baking classes in Fall 2020. These will be provided in class in lieu of aprons or masks from home. Because of the nature of small group cooking classes, distancing among students may not be maintained at all times as they work cooperatively.

    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 have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $185.00

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