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Register American Sign Language Conversations - level 1   Mon 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Mayra Santos 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Middle School Ancient Literature & Composition This course will explore the literature of the ancient world. Each week we will read a piece of literature from an ancient civilization and then analyze its plot, themes, characters, and its historical/cultural context. Not only will students read fascinating and ancient stories but they will also gain cultural competency in a variety of cultures such as ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Norway! This course is designed to encourage students to develop critical thinking skills and how to communicate their own opinions respectfully. Mon 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Camryn Good 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Study US History through Mineraft (Year long course) In this class we will be studying US History from the arrival of the European colonists in the 1600’s to the Civil War in 1861. We will learn how the American Colonies came together and transformed themselves, through the Revolutionary War, into the United States of America. We will study American economy and many of the events that lead to the Civil War. Each week we will create some aspect of what we learned that day in a Minecraft World! So bring your game device and let’s get to know the history of the United States!! Mon 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Kim Turney 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Dance Fitness - new and continuing students welcome This will be a fun, upbeat Dance Fitness class exploring all kinds of dance forms. We will be learning the basic fundamentals of dancing and movement. Dance styles include: jazz, hip hop, salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, and more! Things we will learn include rhythm and timing, grooving, how to count out beats and how to perform as well as how to work as a team. We will learn a short routine during class. This class will perform on stage at the Presentation of Learning show at the end of the semester. Mon 10:00am-10:55am 6 & up Rebecca Castells 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 250.00
Register Play-based Grammar Bring your favorite toy and start playing, grammar-style. This class utilizes play-based activities that teach basic grammar, parts of speech, sentence building, and foundations of writing. Mon 10:30am-11:25am 4 - 7 Christine Gray 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 255.00
Register Dance Fitness for Teens & Adults   Mon 11:00am-12:00pm 13 & up Rebecca Castells 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 250.00
Register High School American Sign Language (ASL) for Teens - Level 1 & 2   Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 13 & up Mayra Santos 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Math Discoveries (Decimal, % and Fractions) - Level 4 Math - ability-based, click for placement test The way we do Math to make it more individualized is closer to semi-private tutoring. At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, new concepts will be introduced and then students will practice it in a variety of age-appropriate ways, depending on the math level. As part of each class students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level. The levels will be divided as follows: Addition & Subtraction – all addition & subtraction concepts and this level will also practice some addition & subtraction facts Multiplication & Division – all multiplication & division concepts and this level will also practice multiplication & division tables Decimals, %, and Fractions Integers (positive & negative numbers), Measurements & Pre-Algebr Mon 11:00am-12:20pm   Doug Pfendler 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Study US History through Minecraft (year-long course) In this class we will be studying US History from the arrival of the European colonists in the 1600’s to the Civil War in 1861. We will learn how the American Colonies came together and transformed themselves, through the Revolutionary War, into the United States of America. We will study American economy and many of the events that lead to the Civil War. Each week we will create some aspect of what we learned that day in a Minecraft World! So bring your game device and let’s get to know the history of the United States!! Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 7 & up Kim Turney 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Textile Design Polka dots, stripes, and florals, patterns bring clothing to life. This class is for the student who is interested in fashion design, drawing, graphic design, or creating digital products. Students will explore various styles of patterned fabrics from around the world to gain inspiration. Then they will draw their patterns and create a textile on a digital website. Designing the fabric is free, however students will be able to order their custom fabric design printed on their choice of textile: cotton, satin, organza, or polyester. They will also be presented with the opportunity to sell their design online and learn to build passive income. Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Lena Harbali 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Lego Engineering Ever wonder why bridges don’t fall, or how beach houses can stand on stilts? It’s time to pull out your Legos and explore. This week-long summer camp will look at the strength of different shapes and how shapes affect structures’ use. Join us as we build, test, and design structures including a bridge, a marble maze, and more. Students attending the online camp will need their own bricks, space to build, and a few other household items. Baseplates – large, flat bases – are strongly recommended. Generic bricks and baseplates can often be found at the Dollar Tree. Bring out your inner engineer with Lego Engineering! Mon 11:30am-12:50pm 6 - 9 Christine Gray 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Drawing & Painting for Teens Building skills and stretching creativity are the two aims in this class. Learners will look at various styles and techniques and progress at their own pace in the arenas of drawing and painting. Pencils, colored pencils, markers, watercolors will all be used and mixed to create new mediums, as well as collage. Mon 12:30pm-1:50pm 12 & up Elizabeth Rydall 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Fashion Design & History throughout the World 2 Age Groups: Fashion is different in every country and time period. Punks in 2021 Tokyo look very different from US hippies in the 70’s. We will explore this wondrous variety of self expression throughout the world and the ages. We will discuss the cultural and historical significance of certain types of dress. Then, students will use this as inspiration to sketch out their own fashion collection. The question they will be asked is, if you lived at that time, and dressed in that style, what would your outfits look like? They can also fuse different aesthetics together to create their own unique style that cannot be replicated. T Mon 12:30pm-1:50pm 10 & up Lena Harbali 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Science for Kids - Kitchen Science! Use common kitchen (and sometimes household) ingredients and items to explore Science. Each lesson will have an activity worksheet for turning in for samples and a hands-on exploration of the lesson of the week. We will be doing some edible experiments- please specify allergies/sensitivities in comment section. Mon 12:30pm-1:50pm 5 - 9 Sarah Bonham 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Ancient Egyptian Archeology & Art Projects In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of archaeology and the specifics of Egyptian archaeology. The course will be a general survey of the archaeology of ancient Egypt from prehistoric times (~5000 BCE) through Ptolemaic times (~100 BCE). We will discuss topics such as mummification, the development of private/royal funeral monuments, private/royal houses, temples, figurines, and jewelry. Students will learn critical thinking skills, presenting skills, research skills, and gain a deep understanding of ancient Egyptian religion and mythology. Among the occasional creative or factual writing assignment, students will also present or create art pieces themed around the topic of each class. Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 12 & up Camryn Good 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register English 101 in Fall, English 103 in Spring - Dual Enrollment College class - click for prerequisites Learn Beyond The Book is proud to partner with local community colleges and their professors to provide support to high schoolers who are taking their first college classes. We have multiple classes available (below) and work with multiple colleges. Classes can be transferred between community colleges, so you can take the classes at any of these colleges and it will fulfill the same IGETC requirements. Details on the colleges and their process for dual enrollment will be provided to registered students. For some courses, the professor is also the teacher at Learn Beyond The Book and for other classes, our teacher works with the professors at the college. The dual credit classes (sometimes called companion courses) at Learn Beyond The Book do not exceed 12 students and will be offered online so that all students can access the support. The community college courses will also be online courses, so you could enroll from anywhere. The community college course is free and the dual credi Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register High School Geometry (year-long course) In this yearlong class we will focus on understanding plane and space relationships. One thing that many students find they like is that geometry is less abstract and more visual than algebra – easier to ‘see’ what is going on in the problems. For some of this class we will focus on what people usually picture when they think of geometry: topics like area, perimeter and volume, measuring angles, and using triangles to find the heights of tree and buildings. You know, stuff you can use in the real world out there. About 2/3 of the class covers problems that are not designed to necessarily be directly usable in the real world, but are instead exercises so students can explore and practice the process of solving problems in general. We will spend a significant amount of time on proofs and logic, which helps students consider how we know the things we know, and how to build on knowledge we’ve learned before. Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Doug Pfendler 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Study California History through Minecraft This semester we will make discoveries about the Native People who lived in California before the Europeans arrived. We will learn about Spanish Missions and the changes they brought to California life and culture. We will study California from ancient history until it was admitted into the United States of America. Each week we will create some aspect of what we learned that day in a Minecraft World! So bring your game device and let’s get to know California!! Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 7 & up Kim Turney 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Upper Elementary Science with Games - Chemistry & Physical Sciences Using common items and ingredients to make Science fun! This semester we will be working on Chemistry and Physics as we utilize the Scientific Method to provide Science samples and hands-on activities. For this class, if pictures of the activity are needed to be taken, the student may bring a camera, phone, etc to take a snapshot of the experiment. As we will be doing Chemistry, safety googles will be needed for this semester (please bring in a plastic bag with name marked on goggles). Mon 2:00pm-3:20pm 9 - 12 Sarah Bonham 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register American Sign Language Conversations - Level 2   Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 & up Mayra Santos 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register College Prep: Goal-setting, Study Skills, College Exploration & Leadership Council -year-long course One common concern for high school students who choose to learn outside of the traditional high school environment is that they may not be able to build a strong enough profile as college applicants. They may wish to have more support in exploring different college options, joining (or starting) clubs, holding leadership positions, gaining volunteer hours, and accruing letters of recommendation that will make them stronger applicants for college. Some students in this situation also worry that they may not possess the study skills to excel in college classes, whether they choose to take community college courses as high school students or want to be working at a high level for when they attend a 4-year university. Others would like help in exploring and setting goals, as well as reaching them. Another concern is finding a supportive community of like-minded teens. This course has been created to fill these important needs. Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Critical Thinking, Research Skills, and Introduction to Philosophy & Government In this day with increased access to the internet, misinformation abounds, leaving society at a crux in how to respond to the information. In this course, students will develop the skills necessary to conduct research for school projects and personal interest, learn how to decipher information from websites, personal interactions, and books, how to synthesize and apply this knowledge to schoolwork and everyday life. This course is recommended as a prerequisite to American Government and Politics but can be taken by any student interested in improving their research skills, critical thinking application, and to help students deepen their understanding and curiosity of the world around them. Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 12 & up Asia Zanders 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Middle School Ancient History & Cultures Ancient History and Cultures will survey ancient civilizations beginning in ~3000 BCE at the “cradle of civilization” in Mesopotamia and ending in ancient Greece (~300 BCE). From legendary king Gilgamesh to the beautiful queen Nefertiti to the wise Aristotle, students will be immersed in the ancient world and learn about their politics, histories, and religions. Over the course, students will be assigned short weekly readings of historical and modern texts that will form the basis of our in-class discussions. Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Camryn Good 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Study California History through Minecraft This semester we will make discoveries about the Native People who lived in California before the Europeans arrived. We will learn about Spanish Missions and the changes they brought to California life and culture. We will study California from ancient history until it was admitted into the United States of America. Each week we will create some aspect of what we learned that day in a Minecraft World! So bring your game device and let’s get to know California!! Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Kim Turney 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Psychology 01 - Dual Enrollment Zoom lass for college credit (optional) Learn Beyond The Book is proud to partner with local community colleges and their professors to provide support to high schoolers who are taking their first college classes. We have multiple classes available (below) and work with multiple colleges. Classes can be transferred between community colleges, so you can take the classes at any of these colleges and it will fulfill the same IGETC requirements. Mon 4:00pm-5:20pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Health 11 - Dual Enrollment Zoom Class for college credit (optional) Learn Beyond The Book is proud to partner with local community colleges and their professors to provide support to high schoolers who are taking their first college classes. We have multiple classes available (below) and work with multiple colleges. Classes can be transferred between community colleges, so you can take the classes at any of these colleges and it will fulfill the same IGETC requirements. Mon 5:30pm-6:50pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 355.00
Register Math - Addition Facts, Games & More (new & continuing students welcome) - session 1 of 2 (M & W) Play, craft, and jump your way to better math with Addition Facts Games and more. This class will make learning addition facts so fun. Join today! Mon, Wed 9:00am-9:40am 4 - 7 Christine Gray 09/07/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register Multiplication Math Facts with Games - session 1 of 2 (Monday & Wednesday) Multiply your fun with games and crafts that help master multiplication facts. Practice the times tables while having fun. Mon, Wed 9:45am-10:25am 6 & up Christine Gray 09/07/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register High School German 1 (twice a week) This course is a year long course which is meant to introduce students to the German language and culture. Over the course of the year, students will learn to introduce themselves, discuss their hobbies/interests, and talk about their family. They will also be introduced to basic German grammar and learn helpful vocabulary for day-to-day life. Class will primarily focus on practicing the language but in order to build more confidence, students will occasionally complete short presentations, art projects, and vocabulary practice check-ins. Mon, Wed 11:00am-12:00pm 13 & up Camryn Good 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Phonics & Reading - Level 1 (Mondays & Wednesdays) This class is geared toward students in kindergarten. Advanced pre-K students are welcome, as are first-graders who may need a bit of review. This class begins with letter sounds and will have student reading simple three-letter words within the first two weeks. Instruction is with a whiteboard, virtual and physical flashcards, props, animated Google Slides, Kahoot!, and some practice worksheets along with having students read and practice in class. We will use both choral reading and individual reading. Both types of reading have their pros and cons which is why I use both. Registering for this class gives students free, unlimited access to hundreds of books, phonics, spelling, and vocabulary activities on a personalized, password-protected website. Parents can also have their own login to the website to interact with their child and Ms. Debbie should they choose to take advantage of it. Mon, Wed 11:00am-11:50am 4 & up Debbie Woolsey 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 490.00
Register High School Algebra 2 (session 1 of 2) - tuition includes 2 sessions per week Monday & Thursday This one-year course is a review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra 1.  You will gain a deeper insight into Mathematics and get to practice using your new skills with lots of examples and questions.  In Algebra 2 you play with letters, numbers, and symbols and get to solve equations to find answers. Once you learn some of the “tricks”, it can be a fun challenge to figure out how to use your skills in solving each “puzzle”. With your new skills you will be able to put together equations so you can find good quality solutions to many tricky real-world situations. You will learn about Polynomials, Inequalities, many types of Functions, and how to solve them. You will develop advanced algebra skills such as graphing, analyzing and interpreting functions such as polynomial, rational and exponential. Mon, Thu 2:30pm-3:50pm 14 & up Doug Pfendler 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 750.00
Register 50 Kids who Changed the World - 12 week class One is never too young to make a difference in our society. Join me In this class and we will learn about kids who made a difference: children who fought for their right to go to school and learn, children that talked about important issues that can help the Planet. Other children overcame many physical obstacles and some helped scientific discoveries or were inventors! Some of these kids are alive and some lived hundreds of years ago. We will be coloring portraits of each of these children while we chat about their amazing lives and hopefully we will get inspired by them! Students will need our textbook, colored pencils, and a Blank Notebook Tue 8:00am-8:50am 5 - 8 Martha Zittel 09/13/2022 12/13/2022 275.00
Register Astronaut Camp - 12 week class Do you ever wonder what it takes to be an Astronaut? Do you know there is a Whale and a Heart on Pluto? How much would you weigh in Jupiter? Do you think humans will get to live on Mars? Let’s take a flight and explore outer Space. We will travel through space and visit our Solar System and go beyond it to see all the surprises that await us in deep Space. We will start with our home and learn Earth Science and life on our Blue Planet. We will travel to the rest of our Solar System after making a stop on our beloved Sun, we will jump into each planet (including the dwarf ones) and all their satellites. We will talk about stars, galaxies and constellations and the myths behind them. We will see what comets, meteors and meteorites are made of . We will study our Moon and its phases. And we will all learn about space travel and all the people that have made it possible. Along the way, we will design our own space suits and rocket ships. Students will need Tue 9:00am-9:50am 5 - 8 Martha Zittel 09/13/2022 12/13/2022 275.00
Register The Write Grammar Are you ready to transform your sentence strings to well-written paragraphs, short stories, and essays? Join us as we look at grammar through the lens of writing, reading, story building, and research. This would be targeted for kids who are already writing 3-5 simple sentences to short paragraphs who want to transition to paragraph, multiple paragraphs, more complex texts, and essays. We would focus on skills such as organization, introductions, conclusions, voice, word choice, complex grammar, sentence fluency, etc. Each class would start with a read-aloud and incorporate games, activities, and of course writing. Tue 9:00am-9:55am 6 - 10 Christine Gray 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Ancient Egyptian Mythology In this course, students will survey the ancient Egyptian religion and its mythology, not only learning about ancient gods and goddesses but also the social and historical contexts of this religion. Together, we will read a variety of ancient texts such as the Book of the Dead, Pyramid texts, and hymns, then we will critically discuss their ancient (and sometimes modern!) cultural significance. Students will learn critical thinking skills, presenting skills, research skills, and gain a deep understanding of ancient Egyptian religion and mythology. Among the occasional creative or factual writing assignment, students will also present or create art pieces themed around the topic of each class. Tue 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Camryn Good 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Hands on Math - Multipliation/Division and Fractions -new and continuing students welcome Hands-On Math builds a knowledge of multiplication, division, and fractions based on an understanding of the underlying principles involved, rather than rote memorization of tables. We begin the class with a review of foundational principles necessary to understanding multiplication like skip counting, doubling, halving, and place value. We then move on to working with arrays and area models as concrete representations of both multiplication and division simultaneously, thus linking them right from the start and avoiding an unnatural separation of the two concepts. This naturally leads us to learning the “key” multiplication facts (2s, 5s, and 10s) so that we may build on this foundation and reason our way toward learning the remaining multiplication and division fact families. After a strong foundation is laid through our work with multiplication and division, we will then move on to fractions. Tactile, sensory methods will continue to govern our approach here Tue 9:30am-10:50am   Andrea Coane 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Physics Lecture portion year long course-labs Northridge location or virtual labs This class consists of a lecture portion via Zoom with homework to do and then an in-person lab or if you can’t do the in-person, there will be virtual labs available. If you have your own curriculum at home and would like to just do the labs in person, that works as well. Projects will be used as mid-term and final grades. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will be an introduction to physics. Topics to be discussed include forces, motion, Newton’s Laws, energy and momentum, how energy is transferred throughout the environment as heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, and how physics relates to astronomy. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 (preferred) and a sound understanding of problem-solving to do well in physics. They must understand quadratic equations, complex numbers, polynomial functions, radical exponents and equating, polynomial proficiency functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational expressions and equations. Tue 9:30am-10:25am 14 & up Brooklyne Coulter 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Stair-Way to Making Grammar Fun + Spelling with Greek & Latin Roots Space travel is something we hear about almost everyday now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or to just get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore why and how people studied the stars from Tycho Brahe and Galileo to Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will learn about Edwin Hubble and the Hubble Space Telescope. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the History of Astronomy. Let’s explore the stars together!! Tue 9:30am-10:30am 10 & up Terri Stair 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Study History through Minecraft: History of Astronomy Space travel is something we hear about almost everyday now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or to just get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore why and how people studied the stars from Tycho Brahe and Galileo to Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will learn about Edwin Hubble and the Hubble Space Telescope. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the History of Astronomy. Let’s explore the stars together!! Tue 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Kim Turney 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Chemistry Lecture portion-year-long course-labs in Northridge location or virtual labs This class consists of a lecture portion via Zoom with homework to do and then an in-person lab or if you can’t do the in-person, there will be virtual labs available. If you have your own curriculum at home and would like to just do the labs in person, that works as well. Projects will be used as mid-term and final grades. Students explore the fundamental principles of chemistry that include, but are not limited to: measurement, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table, naming of elements and compounds, bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, properties of liquids and solids, solutions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and green chemistry. COURSE PREREQUISITES RECOMMENDED: Algebra 2 and Biology This class is able to earn a-g credit with most charter schools, but please let us know which school you’re with, so we can make sure to fulfill all their requirements. Tue 10:30am-11:25am 14 & up Brooklyne Coulter 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Ancient Archeology & Art Projects Ever wondered what it’s like to be an archaeologist? Come find out! In this course, we will talk about what it is that archaeologists do and practice becoming one. We will also get to talk about the fascinating world of Egyptian archaeology where we will discuss mummies, temples, and statues! Students will complete small art projects each week that will reflect what they learned that week. Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 8 & up Camryn Good 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Coding Ancient History with MIT's Scratch Coding System Have you ever wanted to write history? Here’s your chance. Sail down the Nile or join Alexander the Great on his journey as we code scripts, games and events that bring history to life. Sign up to Code Ancient History. Tue 11:00am-1:00pm 7 - 11 Christine Gray 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 530.00
Register Entrepreneurship, Content Creation, Website building and Marketing - level 1 This class is for the dreamers, go-getters and future CEOs! Students will be guided through the process of starting a small business: identifying a niche and problem to solve, developing the product or service, building a website and creating digital content to promote their idea with photo and video. With parental permission and supervision, students will create an instagram page for their business, then explore how to grow the business with giveaways, getting reviews, and partnering with other creators that are in your niche. Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 14 & up Lena Harbali 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Literature Discussions & Writing about Star Wars   Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Terri Stair 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Study History through Minecraft: History of Astronomy Space travel is something we hear about almost everyday now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or to just get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore why and how people studied the stars from Tycho Brahe and Galileo to Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will learn about Edwin Hubble and the Hubble Space Telescope. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the History of Astronomy. Let’s explore the stars together!! Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 7 & up Kim Turney 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Biology Lecture portion-year long course-labs in Northridge or virtual labs provided This class consists of a lecture portion via Zoom with homework to do and then an in-person lab or if you can’t do the in-person, there will be virtual labs available. If you have your own curriculum at home and would like to just do the labs in person, that works as well. Projects will be used as mid-term and final grades. Students explore the fundamental principles of biology that include, but are not limited to: chemistry of life, the cell, gene to protein, genetics, genetic engineering, evolution, natural selection, kingdoms of life, human anatomy and physiology, ecology, energy, ecosystems, and environmental science. COURSE PREREQUISITES: Algebra 1 This class is able to earn a-g credit with most charter schools, but please let us know which school you’re with, so we can make sure to fulfill all their requirements. Tue 11:30am-12:25pm 14 & up Brooklyne Coulter 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Entrepreneurship, Content Creation, Website building and Marketing level 2 This class is for the dreamers, go-getters and future CEOs! Students will be guided through the process of starting a small business: identifying a niche and problem to solve, developing the product or service, building a website and creating digital content to promote their idea with photo and video. With parental permission and supervision, students will create an instagram page for their business, then explore how to grow the business with giveaways, getting reviews, and partnering with other creators that are in your niche. Tue 12:30pm-1:50pm 12 & up Lena Harbali 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Astronomy & Earth Science Astronomy (Fall semester): As humans we have continually looked to the stars, whether to help understand the seasons, our existence, or because it is the final frontier. This one semester science elective course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Using online tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space. Topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the sun and stars, and other parts of the universe like black holes. Environmental Science (Spring semester): Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that draws on ecology, geology, meteorology, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics to study environmental problems and human impacts on the environment. Online tools and Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Brooklyne Coulter 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Ceramics In this course, students will learn the basic elements of creating clay sculptures using air-dry clays and sculptors tools. Every week students will create a new sculpture or work on a previous project, implementing new techniques and skills as we move through the course. This class will develop a supportive, relaxed, and fun-loving environment for students to comfortably express themselves and their creativity. Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 & up Camryn Good 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Japanese 2 (for students who learned hiragana and katakana previously)-year long course Come learn about the Japanese language & culture from a Japanese native. The class will consist of a lot of conversations and learning new words as well as how they’re written. There will be games and activities to cement the language. High school class is a year-long course for full credit, although it is billed per semester for 2 semesters. Level 2 for Japanese is meant to be for students who have mastered Hiragana/Katakana. Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Sanae Glover 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Literature & Composition-Beginner-Intermediate-Level 1 (year long course) In this Zoom-friendly, A-G-aligned class, students will expand their ability to write papers and analyze literature. The books covered in this course change from one year to the next and students are given specific feedback to expand their writing abilities so that this course can help build skills and prepare students for higher levels of writing. Learning to analyze and discuss literature is an important skill for high school students, whether they are fans of reading or reluctant readers. This class is designed to help students deepen their abilities in this area, and have a good time doing it! It is for students who want to connect with what they read, develop their writing skills, and learn more about literature at the same time. This course introduces students to great works of literature, allows them to deepen their understanding of the work and themselves through discussions, projects, and essay planning, and helps them to prepare for college-level writing and essays. I Tue 1:00pm-3:50pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 750.00
Register IEW Writing - Ancient history- themed- new and continuing students welcome Come learn how writing can become painless and even enjoyable with our veteran teacher, Terri Stair, who uses the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) curriculum to help students on this path. Terri is a certified IEW instructor and has taught countless children with this method, including her own children. This module of writing will be built around US History so expect to learn some history while getting better at writing in this engaging class! Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 11 - 15 Terri Stair 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register World Leaders & their history through Minecraft Come tour the world and study some world leaders such as George Washington, Ghandi, and Nelson Mandela. Learn about the geography, history, and cultures surrounding these fascinating people and then recreate their worlds in Minecraft. Each class will be spent on learning about the leader of the week and the rest of the class will be spent on creating it in Minecraft and sharing with the class. Students should have their own computers with Minecraft installed for class. Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Kim Turney 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Ceramics In this course, students will learn the basic elements of creating clay sculptures using air-dry clays and sculptors tools. Every week students will create a new sculpture or work on a previous project, implementing new techniques and skills as we move through the course. This class will develop a supportive, relaxed, and fun-loving environment for students to comfortably express themselves and their creativity. Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 12 & up Camryn Good 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register IEW No More Tears Kids' Choice Writing - new & continuing students welcome   Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 - 11 Terri Stair 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender This course introduces students to the most powerful free 3D program available today: Blender! Students will learn the basics of Blender’s interface and tools, as well as aspects of 3D modeling, materials/texturing, sculpting, lighting, rendering, and simple rigging/animation through demos and personal projects. These skills can be applied to video game development, animation, 3D printing, and digital artmaking. This class will be beginner-friendly, so no previous 3D experience is required. Get ready to have fun, be creative, and make some cool stuff! Before taking this class, students should Have intermediate+ computer literacy/skills (comfortable working with keyboard/mouse, knows how to navigate files/file explorer, knows how to copy and paste, etc.) Have access to a computer that is capable of handling Blender and can be used during class. Here is a list of hardware requirements/recommendations for optimal performance: https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/ Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Alexis Krasnoff 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Learn Japanese & Japanese Culture with Anime & Manga Konnichiwa! (Hello!) Let’s learn basic Japanese language and culture with Manga and Anime. You will learn greetings, simple conversation, useful phrases, writing and reading manga/anime titles and character name, etc. Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 9 & up Sanae Glover 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register World Leaders & their History through Minecraft Come tour the world and study some world leaders such as George Washington, Ghandi, and Nelson Mandela. Learn about the geography, history, and cultures surrounding these fascinating people and then recreate their worlds in Minecraft. Each class will be spent on learning about the leader of the week and the rest of the class will be spent on creating it in Minecraft and sharing with the class. Students should have their own computers with Minecraft installed for class. Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 7 & up Kim Turney 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Japanese 1 Come learn about the Japanese language & culture from a Japanese native. The class will consist of a lot of conversations and learning new words as well as how they’re written. There will be games and activities to cement the language. Tue 4:00pm-5:20pm 14 & up Sanae Glover 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Literature Analysis & Discussions for Teens There’s nothing like a good book to get us thinking about life and our place in it! In fact, research shows that reading literary fiction can build empathy and expand the ways in which we are able to understand others, which is vital for anyone, but particularly valuable for high school students. Discussing what we read can make a significant difference in how we understand and enjoy literature. For this reason, book clubs are a cultural mainstay, and this course is designed with that in mind. Here, students can read, discuss, deepen their knowledge of literary devices, and expand their understanding of others, and have fun in the process.... Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm 13 & up Lizzie Scott 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School US History Come learn about all the major events in the history of the United States that got us to where we are now. This class spans 1 year and will be an overview of a lot of different historical events. The class will employ interactive discussions, lectures, activites, projects, games, and more to bring history to life. We will also work with your charter school to see how we can make the class count for high school credit. In the Spring semester we also offer the option to enroll in a community college class for the last part of the year and not just receive high school, but potentially also college credit for the course in conjunction with the community college. Tue 5:30pm-6:50pm 14 & up Asia Zanders 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register History of Cinema with optional Dual Enrollment College Course https://learnbeyondthebook.com/companion-courses-for-community-college-classes/ Tue 5:30pm-6:50pm   Lizzie Scott 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Phonics & Reading - level 2 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) - class starts 9/8/22 his class is geared toward students in first grade. Advanced kindergarten and second graders who may need to review are welcome. This class begins with consonant digraphs and blends. Instruction is with a whiteboard, virtual and physical flashcards, props, animated Google Slides, Kahoot!, and some practice worksheets along with having students read and practice in class. We will use both choral reading and individual reading. Both types of reading have their pros and cons which is why I use both. Registering for this class gives students free, unlimited access to hundreds of books, phonics, spelling, and vocabulary activities on a personalized, password-protected website. Parents can also have their own login to the website to interact with their child and Ms. Debbie should they choose to take advantage of it. Tue, Thu 11:00am-11:50am   Debbie Woolsey 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 490.00
Register German for Kids This course is meant to introduce students to the German language and culture. Over the course of the year, students will become familiar with the basics of the German language, including vocabulary and pronunciation. They will also be introduced to basic German grammar and learn helpful vocabulary for day-to-day life. Class will primarily focus on practicing the language but in order to build more confidence, students will work on fun art projects and practice talking with each other and the teacher. Wed 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Camryn Good 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Mommy & Me Math through Stories - level 1 Are you battling math workbook fatigue? Do you feel like there must be more to introducing math to young children than just counting endless series of objects? In Math Through Stories, we will be laying a deep foundational understanding of numbers, moving from concrete to abstract. During class we will read well crafted, engaging stories to expand vocabulary, develop comprehension skills, and promote oral expression. These same stories then become the vehicle to develop a deep understanding of mathematical expression and notation through the use of Cuisenaire rods. Parent assistance required. Wed 9:30am-10:50am 4 - 7 Andrea Coane 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Refashion your wardrobe (for intermediate sewing students) Clothes can be expensive, and kids grow so fast! It’s a great skill to be able to customize your own clothes. Students will gain confidence by exploring and expressing their personal style. We will use a variety of sewing, dyeing, bleaching, distressing, and painting techniques to jazz up boring clothes. Why keep up with all the trends when you can make their own trends? This is the class to spark their creativity and self confidence. Wed 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Lena Harbali 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register From Ten to Zen Yoga & Meditation This is definitely not mommy’s yoga practice! This class is different from anything you have in mind when thinking of a yoga class but will still contain all of the amazing benefits that yoga and mindfulness has to offer. Children derive enormous benefit from yoga and mindfulness practice, it enhances their ability to focus and learn, teaches them to focus on the present moment, brings them awareness of others and their surroundings, gives them tools to help navigate the sea of emotions, as well as the physical aspects of flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration, stress relief abilities, and sense of calmness improves, allowing them to absorb and learn more. It is important to understand, children are not little adults. They have different needs, respond to different stimuli, and learn in different ways. With this in mind, the From Ten to Zen, kids yoga and mindfulness class is designed to be fun, invigorating and interactive... Wed 9:50am-10:50am 5 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 285.00
Register Create your own graphic novel/cartoon   Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Lena Harbali 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Algebra 1 (year-long course) This is a year-long class. We will start with a review of all operations with integers. We will then move into combining like terms, and writing & solving 1-step, 2-step and multi-step equations and inequalities, and absolute value inequalities. We will spend some time with the rules of exponents, including negative exponents. We will perform all operations with polynomials. We will be spending some time with linear equations and systems of equations and their graphs before moving onto all operations with rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and quadratic equations & functions. Of course, we would never leave out uniform motion problems cause if two trains leave the station travelling at different speeds, you need to know how long it will take them to be at the same place! We will use the following textbook, which can be purchased used: McGraw Hill Algebra 1 Common Core California edition..... Wed 11:00am-12:20pm   Doug Pfendler 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Holistic Nutrition & Cooking Workshops Come learn to prepare your food in a holistic way, thinking of the nutrients going into your body and their function. This is a hands-on-make from scratch cooking class. This is a perfect way to introduce new foods to kids! The recipes are so simple that the students can even make them at home. This class uses vegan, gluten-free recipes. The older class will be preparing slightly more complicated meals, while still learning all about the nutrition. In this class students are encouraged to experiment with different ingredients as they mature in their cooking skills every week. There is no homework for this class, just come and let’s get cooking! Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 5 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Math Discoveries - Addition & Subtraction Concepts The way we do Math to make it more individualized is closer to semi-private tutoring. At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, new concepts will be introduced and then students will practice it in a variety of age-appropriate ways, depending on the math level. As part of each class students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level. Wed 11:00am-12:00pm 5 & up Christine Gray 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 285.00
Register Drawing, Doodling & Design This is a super FUN class with all kinds of learning benefits. Learners will draw and doodle and learn the many benefits of keeping a sketch pad. They will also design an interior room, a castle, and make an invention, all the while exploring design process and peer review as well as brainstorming and reiterating. Great even for kids who don’t think of themselves as creative or artistic! Wed 12:30pm-1:50pm 8 - 12 Elizabeth Rydall 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Healthy Meal Prep for Families, Batch Cooking, Turning Leftovers into Something New & Delicious   Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm   Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 395.00
Register Keeper of the Lost Cities Literature Discussions This course is based on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling book series Keeper of the Lost Cities and is all about having fun! The facilitator will encourage students’ to express themselves creatively, to share opinions respectfully, and to disagree appropriately. Discussions will promote problem solving effectively and applying critical thinking skills competently. Students will be required to come to the seminar prepared. Before class they will be given a set of questions and/or assignment(s), which will stimulate discussions with the facilitator and peers, and to master the previously mentioned skills. Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 11 & up Daniella Krall 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Math Discoveries (Integers & Pre-Algebra) - level 5 Math - ability-based The way we do Math to make it more individualized is closer to semi-private tutoring. At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, new concepts will be introduced and then students will practice it in a variety of age-appropriate ways, depending on the math level. As part of each class students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level. The levels will be divided as follows: Addition & Subtraction – all addition & subtraction concepts and this level will also practice some addition & subtraction facts Multiplication & Division – all multiplication & division concepts and this level will also practice multiplication & division tables Decimals, %, and Fractions Integers (positive & negative numbers), Measurements & Pre-Algebra Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm   Doug Pfendler 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Wellbeing 101: Stress Management, Relationships, Happiness & Writing Skills for Teens This course is designed to help students to learn and practice the basics for healthy coping and communication while developing writing skills. This means not only traditional goal-setting and self-care, but skills and habits that have been found by research to promote increased levels of happiness and life satisfaction for the decades to come, while learning how to be better writers. Taught by an experienced teacher who has a master’s degree in Counseling, a doctorate in Psychology, and has written a book on the subject that has been translated into multiple languages, this course can help students to build knowledge and habits to increase their happiness and productivity. It will focus on: Research-Based Happiness Skills Coping Skills Coaching Essay-Writing Skills Creative Writing Skills Emotional Self-Care Time Management Goal-Setting Growth Mindset Relationship and Communication Skills Group Discussions Coping Through Art and Music Therapy Techniques Building Habits o Wed 2:30pm-3:50pm 13 & up Lizzie Scott 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 355.00
Register High School World History Come survey the world with anthropologist & archeologist, Erin Donovan, who has traveled the globe and experienced history hands-on through archeological digs and more. This will be a typical high school world history course that will span human history, but of course. we will make it come alive through discussions, projects, and more. In the fall, we will study history from the beginning of time through the Middle Ages. In the spring we will continue on our historical journey into the Renaissance and through to Modern times. Wed 4:00pm-5:20pm 14 & up Asia Zanders 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Entrepreneurship, Content Creation, Website building and Marketing - level 1 This class is for the dreamers, go-getters and future CEOs! Students will be guided through the process of starting a small business: identifying a niche and problem to solve, developing the product or service, building a website and creating digital content to promote their idea with photo and video. With parental permission and supervision, students will create an instagram page for their business, then explore how to grow the business with giveaways, getting reviews, and partnering with other creators that are in your niche. Thu 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Lena Harbali 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Middle School Science - Chemistry, Physics, Space Science - year-long course - Zoom version Middle school science is broken up into two full-year courses that discuss all disciplines of science. Students could take both courses in one year, but typically one will be taken in 6th/7th grade and the other in 7th/8th grade. The courses will be offered onsite for the 2022-2023 school year, with the option to attend via ZOOM. Online students must understand that a live class is being presented and that the instructor will do her best to incorporate everyone. Weekly activities are hands-on and can be completed from home, with printing and supplies requested. FALL- This semester we will start with Chemistry and look at the building blocks for basically everything in the universe, aka atoms. The behavior of atoms, particularly their electrons, is the reason for compounds and their physical/chemical properties and why chemical reactions occur. From there we will start exploring Physics with a focus on forces and motion. SPRING- This semester we will continue with Physics... Thu 9:30am-10:50am 11 - 14 Brooklyne Coulter 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus   Thu 9:30am-10:50am 14 & up Michael Marchesan 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Introduction to Oil Painting This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Students will learn traditional techniques and vocabulary associated with painting including concepts like: color theory, proportion, and composition. Each week students will learn a new concept associated with oil painting and then practice that concept in a sample piece. By the end of the course, students will create their own original work and be able to comfortably use oil paints to realize their own artistic vision. Students will receive a list of supplies to purchase before the first week. Thu 10:30am-12:30pm 10 & up Camryn Good 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 525.00
Register From Bach to Rock - Music History & Appreciation This class explores music from the earliest written music to classical to blues to rock to electronica. We will do a lot of listening and mention stories of composers and musicians that have made an impact on human history. For high school a-g credit, please contact us at LearnBeyondTheBook@gmail.com so we can work with your charter school. Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Jared Meeker 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Introduction to Statistics (Dual Enrollment College class in Spring) https://learnbeyondthebook.com/companion-courses-for-community-college-classes/ Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 14 & up Michael Marchesan 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Middle School Science - Earth & Life Science - year-long class - Zoom session of in-person class Middle school science is broken up into two full-year courses that discuss all disciplines of science. Students could take both courses in one year, but typically one will be taken in 6th/7th grade and the other in 7th/8th grade. The courses will be offered onsite for the 2022-2023 school year, with the option to attend via ZOOM. Online students must understand that a live class is being presented and that the instructor will do her best to incorporate everyone. Weekly activities are hands-on and can be completed from home, with printing and supplies requested. Middle School Science – Earth & Life Science FALL- This semester we will start by looking at the earth and its 4 main spheres: geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. We will explore earth science topics such as plate tectonics, weather and climate, and history as well as begin our life science unit with cells and the kingdoms of life found on earth. SPRING - more topics Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 11 - 14 Brooklyne Coulter 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Make an Unusual Animal Book - ALL NEW ANIMALS! Students will learn about unusual animals from around the world. In each class, Ms. Debbie will present an unusual animal using discussion, Google Slides, and Youtube videos. The information presented in class will also be posted in our Google Classroom after class to allow students to review. The first class will also introduce the necessary vocabulary we will use each week. Learners will be making their own book of unusual animals. They will be presented with options for their book format, full-page or half-page. They will be encouraged to design their own cover or one will be provided. The worksheets they do will be bound into a book at the end of the class. These are some of the questions the students will ask to discover the characteristics of the animals: To what classification grouping does each animal belong: mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian,.... Read more here: https://learnbeyondthebook.com/make-an-unusual-animal-book-all-new-animals/ Thu 12:30pm-1:20pm 5 - 7 Debbie Woolsey 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Storytelling Academy: Fairytales, Folktales & Fables: Listen & Retell Them Each week, the students will listen to Ms. Debbie retell a fairytale, folktale, or fable. After the story, we will discuss the characters, the setting, and the sequence of events. The students will work together to retell the story. There will be optional worksheets with multiple choice or short essay questions. As Ms. Debbie retells the story, it is recommended that the students place their viewing window on speaker view for a larger picture. Some of the stories: The Turtle & the Hare, Three Goats and a Troll, The Boy Who Cried, Wolf!, Stone Soup, Bremen Town Musicians, and many more! Thu 12:30pm-1:20pm 5 - 7 Debbie Woolsey 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 275.00
Register Conversational Japanese Language & Culture - level 2 (for students who learned hiragana and katakana Come learn about the Japanese language & culture from a Japanese native. The class will consist of a lot of conversations and learning new words as well as how they’re written. There will be games and activities to cement the language. Thu 1:00pm-2:00pm 9 & up Sanae Glover 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Creative Writing - continuing and new students welcome   Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Josh Mann 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School English Literature & Composition - Intermediate-Advanced - Level 2   Thu 1:00pm-3:50pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 750.00
Register Introduction to Phone Photography Interested in learning photography but don't want to invest thousands of dollars buying professional equipment? Then this class is for you! Thankfully phone and app technology has improved so much in recent years that you can actually take high quality photos and edit them using just your mobile devices and tablets with all the skills and knowledge that a professional photographer would use, In this class we will learn the basics of lenses, lighting, composing, editing and color correction all with mobile phone cameras! Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm   Michael Marchesan 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Middle School History   Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 11 - 14 Asia Zanders 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Cartooning/Comic Books and Basics of Procreate Digital Art Software Come join us and practice and expand your drawing and cartooning skills, while learning about the various elements of art (such as color, line, texture, and shape) and creating your own comic strips! Also learn the basics of the Procreate software to use for digital art and design or just draw on paper. Students will also study character design. Thu 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 & up Alexis Krasnoff 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Conversational Japanese Language & Culture - level 1 Come learn about the Japanese language & culture from a Japanese native. The class will consist of a lot of conversations and learning new words as well as how they’re written. There will be games and activities to cement the language. Thu 2:30pm-3:50pm 9 & up Sanae Glover 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Introduction to Philosophy with optional dual enrollment college course https://learnbeyondthebook.com/companion-courses-for-community-college-classes/ Thu 2:30pm-3:50pm 14 & up Asia Zanders 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Japanese - Advanced   Thu 4:00pm-5:20pm 14 & up Sanae Glover 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Writers' Workshop: Essays, Creative Writing & Grammar Skills for teens Writing skills are vital for students of any age, and are widely necessary not only for writing courses, but for other high school and college courses that require essay questions to be answered. Strong writing, storytelling, and interpersonal communication skills are needed for many tasks in adulthood, and can help students of all ages. This class focuses on communication in writing and healthy communication skills in relationships by focusing on essays, creative writing, and critiquing communication from clips of movies, tv shows, and short stories. This course is designed for high school students who would like to hone their essay-writing skills, creative writing skills, and interpersonal communication skills whether they have some experience with writing or are new to it. Read more here: https://learnbeyondthebook.com/communication-essays-creative-writing-and-interpersonal-communication-skills-%ef%bb%bf/ Thu 4:00pm-5:20pm 13 & up Lizzie Scott 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Ancient Near Eastern Mythology, Writing & Art In this course, students will survey ancient Near Eastern religions and their mythologies, not only learning about ancient myths, gods, and goddesses but also the social and historical contexts of these religions. The ancient Near East includes: Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq/Iran), Egypt, and Turkey. Together, we will read a variety of ancient texts such as the Descent of Ishtar, Enuma Elish, the Book of the Dead, and several other religious myths and hymns. Then, we will critically discuss their ancient (and sometimes modern!) cultural significance. Students will learn critical thinking skills, presenting skills, research skills, and gain a deep understanding of ancient Near Eastern religion and mythology. Among the occasional creative or factual writing assignment, students will also present or create art pieces themed around the topic of each class. Fri 9:30am-10:50am 14 & up Camryn Good 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Ancient History & Cultures Ancient History and Cultures will survey ancient civilizations beginning in ~3000 BCE at the “cradle of civilization” in Mesopotamia and ending in ancient Greece (~300 BCE). From legendary king Gilgamesh to the beautiful queen Nefertiti to the wise Aristotle, students will be immersed in the ancient world and learn about their politics, histories, and religions. Over the course, students will be assigned short weekly readings of historical and modern texts that will form the basis of our in-class discussions. Occasionally, students will be asked to write both creatively and factually about course content alongside other small and fun activities. Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 14 & up Camryn Good 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Spanish 1 - year-long course   Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 14 & up Noel Rodriguez 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Scriptwriting Creative Writing   Fri 11:30am-1:00pm 12 & up Josh Mann 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Adulting 101 - Life Skills As we transition to our teen years from childhood and onward through adulthood, we get to a point of realization that life after high school is real. Adulthood is real. Some may panic, some may be unsure, some may be excited to be reaching these milestones. Regardless of our position, we must be prepared. In this course, students will learn essential life skills to prepare them for everyday life. Skills learned will include: emotional awareness and understanding, money matters, problem solving and mitigation, career exploration, planning skills and so much more. We will have 3 instructors teaching the course, with guest speakers from various backgrounds incorporated to share knowledge and inspiration. The class will be discussion based and structured around the students’ curiosities. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Asia Zanders,Elmarie Hyman,Lizzie Scott 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Spanish 2 Prerequisite - 1 yr of High School Spanish Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 14 & up Noel Rodriguez 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register Introduction to Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 1 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week, making projects that you’ll be proud to show your friends, and parents! Learning any new language is tough work, but in this class it will be a fun thing to look forward to every week. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 09/09/2022 09/30/2022 99.00
Register Introduction to Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 2 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week, making projects that you’ll be proud to show your friends, and parents! Learning any new language is tough work, but in this class it will be a fun thing to look forward to every week. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 10/07/2022 10/28/2022 99.00
Register Introduction to Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 3 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week, making projects that you’ll be proud to show your friends, and parents! Learning any new language is tough work, but in this class it will be a fun thing to look forward to every week. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 11/04/2022 12/02/2022 99.00
Register Introduction to Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 4 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week, making projects that you’ll be proud to show your friends, and parents! Learning any new language is tough work, but in this class it will be a fun thing to look forward to every week. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 12/09/2022 01/20/2023 99.00
Register Introduction to Python Programming - Level 1-4 (all semester discounted rate) What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week, making projects that you’ll be proud to show your friends, and parents! Learning any new language is tough work, but in this class it will be a fun thing to look forward to every week. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register High School Economics, Personal Finance, and Entrepreneurship This class is all about learning through doing and interacting. You can call it boot camp to survive in the real world in terms of finances and some essential life skills, like simply filling out forms, which is easier said than done, if you’ve never done it. Some forms that we will go over will be applications for a job, an apartment, a car loan and more. Come learn about how economics work & how it affects your personal finances. Learn to budget and keep records of where your money went by coming up with your own budget in class as well as a realistic budget as an adult and then tracking expenses. Brainstorm ideas for possibly earning money. Study savings, inflation, insurance, investments, and credit. Understand the Federal Reserve System and banks. Learn to balance a check book. Learn the basics of supply & demand, goods & services, and other economic terms as well as how current events affect economic news. Learn the basics of investing and international markets.... Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 14 & up Elmarie Hyman 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00
Register How do we write history Come learn about the king who hired a team of archaeologists to do research for him… in 600 BCE! This course explores the question: “how do we write history?”, “why do we write history” and “what even is history?” Together, we will read ancient texts and discuss them in class in order to uncover the answer to these questions, while slowly writing our own “history of history.” The course aims to highlight the biases and preconceptions scholars often bring to their work, historical or otherwise! Students will learn about interpreting sources, assessing ancient and modern biases, and the critical thinking skills needed to do this. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 12 & up Camryn Good 09/09/2022 11/08/2022 235.00
Register Intermediate Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 1 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! For the Intermediate Level students will have time to work on projects and ask questions during the office hours to get help with their projects and learn together as a class. Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 09/09/2022 09/30/2022 99.00
Register Intermediate Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 2 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! For the Intermediate Level students will have time to work on projects and ask questions during the office hours to get help with their projects and learn together as a class. Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 10/07/2022 10/28/2022 99.00
Register Intermediate Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 3 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! For the Intermediate Level students will have time to work on projects and ask questions during the office hours to get help with their projects and learn together as a class. Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 11/04/2022 12/02/2022 99.00
Register Intermediate Python Programming - 4week sessions level up to level 4 by end of semester - level 4 What’s one thing in common between websites, video games, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Perseverance Mars rover, and the latest Star Wars movie? You guessed it: Python! Python is the most simultaneously fun and powerful language to program with in 2022. Its ease of use and power under the hood makes it popular in everything from the latest scientific discoveries to… well… Introduction to programming classes, like this one! For the Intermediate Level students will have time to work on projects and ask questions during the office hours to get help with their projects and learn together as a class. Come join us in learning the language of modern computing! This will be a new format of class – with ‘lectures’ taught through a high quality video every week, with weekly communal office hours on Zoom. Our priority is for this to be a super fun and engaging course, but it will also challenge you! Come ready to do (max) 1 hour of fun homework per week. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 10 & up Jonny Hyman 12/09/2022 01/20/2023 99.00
Register Computer Generated Art with Python In this beginner course, students will train a computer to create art using the Python programming language. Choose your own colors and shapes to make a digital masterpiece! Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm 12 - 16 Jason Sheinkopf 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 375.00