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Register American Sign Language Conversations - level 1 - continuing - Spring '23   Mon 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Mayra Santos 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Creations out of Clay - Spring '23 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. Mon 11:00am-12:00pm 8 & up Camryn Good 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School American Sign Language (ASL) for Teens - Level 1 & 2 - Spring '23   Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 13 & up Mayra Santos 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Math Discoveries (Decimals, % and Fractions) - level 4 Math - ability-based - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register High School Geometry (year-long course) - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Upper Elementary Science with Games - Biology & Physics - new material - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register American Sign Language Conversations - level 2 - Spring '23   Mon 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 & up Mayra Santos 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Critical Thinking, Research, and Learning Skills - Spring '23 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 and books, and understand the concept of synthesizing and applying knowledge to schoolwork and everyday life. We will understand various learning styles, figure out the best way for the student to plan for the semester and beyond, and explore the curiosities of the world around them. This course can be taken by any student interested in improving their research skills, critical thinking application, and for those who are interested in taking college classes now or in the future. Mon 2:30pm-3:30pm 12 & up Asia Zanders 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Textile Design - Design your own fabric & have it printed - Spring '23 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. https://learnbeyondthebook.com/design-your-own-fabric-have-it-printed/ Mon 5:15pm-6:35pm 11 & up Lena Harbali 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 355.00
Register Hands-on Math—Multiplication/Division and Fractions - new & continuing students welcome - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School Physics Lecture portion year-long course - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 275.00
Register Study History through Minecraft: Space Exploration - new material - Spring '23 Space travel is something we hear about almost every day now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or just a quick trip to get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore who created the first rocket, why and how people travel to space, and the amazing ships that get them there. We will also look at experiments done in space that create new products and processes that make life easier here on earth. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the Space Exploration. Let’s explore the stars together!! **Every student will need their own laptop/cellphone/iPad/or tablet device to build on with an active Minecraft account login set up. ** Tue 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Kim Turney Schmidt 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School Chemistry Lecture portion - year-long course - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 275.00
Register Literature Discussions & Creative Writing - Spring '23 Students will start out exploring and reading the book Phantom Tollbooth and analyze the story. Students will be encouraged to create stories, poems, and other forms of creative expression in this class. Students will have input if another book will be studied after the initial book. Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Terri Stair 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Study History through Minecraft: Space Exploration - new material - Spring '23 Space travel is something we hear about almost every day now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or just a quick trip to get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore who created the first rocket, why and how people travel to space, and the amazing ships that get them there. We will also look at experiments done in space that create new products and processes that make life easier here on earth. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the Space Exploration. Let’s explore the stars together!! **Every student will need their own laptop/cellphone/iPad/or tablet device to build on with an active Minecraft account login set up. ** Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 7 & up Kim Turney Schmidt 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School Biology Labs - lecture portion- Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 275.00
Register High School Japanese 2-for students who learned hiragana&katakana previously-year-long course-Spring 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School Literature & Composition - Beginner-Intermediate -Level 1 - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 750.00
Register IEW No More Tears Kids' Choice Writing - new & continuing students welcome - Spring '23 Do you ever struggle to get your kids to write? It could be because they don’t have a topic of their choice, so we are trying to bridge that gap with this class. Kids get a choice about what they write about while Terri Stair, a certified IEW instructor, helps them perfect it. This class is ideal for those who are just getting introduced to the IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) curriculum as well as those who’ve learned some IEW principles before. Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 - 11 Terri Stair 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Study California History through Minecraft - from statehood till now - Spring '23 This semester we will begin our study of California just as it becomes a brand new state! We will discuss the California Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and many other events that helped make California the state that it is today. Each week we will create some aspect of what we learned that day in a Minecraft World! So please bring your Minecraft game device (cell phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, etc) and let’s get to know California!! Tue 2:30pm-3:50pm 7 & up Kim Turney Schmidt 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School Japanese 1 - new & continuing students welcome - Spring '23 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-5:00pm 14 & up Sanae Glover 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Fashion Design & Culture through History & Beginning Sewing - Spring '23 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. Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm 11 & up Lena Harbali 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School US History - year-long course - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Well-being 102/Lifespan Psychology : Stress Management, Relationships, Happiness - Spring '23 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 12:00pm-1:00pm 13 & up Lizzie Scott 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 300.00
Register High School Art This will be a high school art class with homework. This class will include all the standards for art in introductory ways. A supply list will be provided for projects. Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 13 & up Elizabeth Rydall 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Math Discoveries - level 5 (Integers & Pre-Algebra) - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Nature Drawing - Spring '23 Come study nature drawing with Ms. E. This class would include all things biomorphic… drawing humans, faces, animals, trees, etc., using colored pencil, watercolors, and markers. Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 9 - 13 Elizabeth Rydall 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Entrepreneurship, Content Creation, Website building, and Marketing - level 1 - Spring '23 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 their niche. https://learnbeyondthebook.com/entrepreneurship-content-creation-website-building-and-marketing/ Wed 2:30pm-3:30pm 10 & up Lena Harbali 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register High School World History - year-long course - Spring '23 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-5:00pm 14 & up Asia Zanders 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Middle School Science - Chemistry, Physics, Space Science-year-long course- new material -Spring '23 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. This course will be offered via ZOOM. 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Painting (technique & different mediums - water colors, acrylic & intro to oil painting - Spring '23 Learn painting techniques as well as experiment with different kinds of paint. A supply list will be sent out prior to class starting. Thu 9:50am-10:50am 8 & up Camryn Good 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Study Spanish through Literature, Poems, Songs, History, Culture & Art Projects - Spring '23 Come study Spanish through age-appropriate stories/literature, poems, songs, and art. We will also study related topics to the literature of the week including history, geography, and science. Adela, fluent in Spanish, would love to share her love for the language with students while exploring topics that will arise from the literature. For Spanish some of the literature will be: 1. Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza (an illustrated book for ages 6-12) 2. The House on Mango Street by the same author. (ages 12 and up) a coming of age story. 3. Stories from the Jungle by Horacio Quiroga (for preteens and up) This one may be a little too advanced but I like how descriptive it is of the animals in the jungle. It can play into the Science/nature of the course. 4. The Alchemist by Paolo Cuelho ( this book is Portuguese but it is part of the Latin American canon of literature, it also has many references to science, geography and history.) Thu 9:50am-10:50am 5 & up Adela Ruiz 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 300.00
Register High School English Literature & Composition-Intermediate-Advanced -level 2 - Spring '23 In this Zoom-friendly, A-G-aligned class, students will build on what was learned in Level 1 of this course (or their current abilities if they’ve already taken writing courses that have covered concepts like the five-paragraph essay and literary analysis) and 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 be repeated to build skills and prepare for English 101. 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, further develop their writing skills, and learn more about literature at the same time. Thu 1:00pm-3:50pm 14 & up Lizzie Scott 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 750.00
Register Middle School History - year-long course - Spring '23   Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 11 - 14 Asia Zanders 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Study Spanish through Literature, Poems, Songs, History, Culture & Art Projects - Spring '23 Come study Spanish through age-appropriate stories/literature, poems, songs, and art. We will also study related topics to the literature of the week including history, geography, and science. Adela, fluent in Spanish, would love to share her love for the language with students while exploring topics that will arise from the literature. For Spanish some of the literature will be: 1. Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza (an illustrated book for ages 6-12) 2. The House on Mango Street by the same author. (ages 12 and up) a coming of age story. 3. Stories from the Jungle by Horacio Quiroga (for preteens and up) This one may be a little too advanced but I like how descriptive it is of the animals in the jungle. It can play into the Science/nature of the course. 4. The Alchemist by Paolo Cuelho ( this book is Portuguese but it is part of the Latin American canon of literature, it also has many references to science, geography and history.) Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 13 & up Adela Ruiz 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Conversational Japanese Language & Culture - level 1 - new & continuing students welcome -Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Writers' Workshop: Essays, Creative Writing & Grammar Skills for teens - new material - Spring '23 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 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00
Register Adulting 101 - Life Skills - new material - Spring '23 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 12 & up Asia Zanders,Elmarie Hyman,Lizzie Scott 01/30/2023 05/26/2023 375.00