2020-2021 Courses

Schedule20-21 – PDF for viewing on your phone or printing

Tuesday Course Offerings: Note that the majority of classes offered will meet two days per week (both Tues. and Thurs.)

8:30-9:25World LitPsychologyApplied MathMarine BiologyAlgebra IISpanish II
9:30-10:25American LitWorld HistoryFashion/Interior DesignASL IGeometrySpanish III
10:30-11:25British LitCriminal JusticeUS HistoryBiologyChemistryAlgebra I
12:00-12:55ComputersStudy SkillsGov/EconBiologyEnvironmental ScienceSpanish I
1:00-1:55ComputersFilm StudiesCreative WritingGermanPhysics

Thursday Class Offerings:

8:30-9:25Composition IPsychologyApplied MathMarine BiologyAlgebra IISpanish II
9:30-10:25Composition IIWorld HistoryPhotographyGeometrySpanish III
10:30-11:25Literary CompositionCriminal JusticeUS HistoryBiologyChemistryAlgebra I
12:00-12:55Sports MedicineHealthGov/EconBiologyEnvironmental ScienceSpanish I
1:00-1:55GeographyJournalismGermanPhysics

Schedule20-21 – PDF for viewing on your phone or printing

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

~English/Language Arts~

American Literature (Honors option)
Focusing on American authors from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Ray Bradbury, the American Literature course will cover important literature as well as the historical importance of the time period in which the literature is set or written. Class time will be spent discussing important themes and literary elements and making connections between the literature and the real world. We will cover important themes of friendship, honesty, forgiveness, prejudice, war, and more. Complete novels, plays, short stories, and poetry are included in this course, and tests and projects will be assigned throughout the year. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $125/semester
Reading List: Native American short stories, Early American poetry, The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Up From Slavery, Shane, To Kill a Mockingbird, Farewell to Manzanar, Code Talker, Fahrenheit 451

British Literature (Honors option)
With genres ranging from romance to satire, forms ranging from the sonnet to the novel to the play, and authors ranging from illiterate storytellers to Nobel Prize winners, British literature remains one of the cornerstones of literature curricula around the world. In this survey of British literature, we will begin with the Middle Ages and The Canterbury Tales and then move through the Renaissance with a study of Shakespeare, Milton, and Donne. We’ll make a brief visit to the Restoration to study some satire before moving to the Romantic Period where we will spend time with Jane Austen and the most famous Romantic poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats). Our literature from the Victorian Period will include poetry, short stories, and a Dickens novel; we will finish the course with a modern mystery. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $125/semester
Reading List: BeowulfThe Canterbury TalesLe Morte D’Arthur, The Merchant of Venice, Paradise Lost, Northanger Abbey, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, various short stories and poetry by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Shelley, and more.

Composition I
The focus of this composition course will be on the four modes of writing – narration, description, persuasion, and exposition. We will focus on content and structure and cover some general grammar skills. Writing assignments vary in length and format, but we will finish the course with a focus on the five-paragraph essay.  This course is geared toward students who want to gain more confidence in their writing and who need to spend some time building a foundation for advanced composition. The assignments are a great mix of creative pieces and academic ones, all with a specific purpose.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: None. Teacher-created materials will be supplied.

Composition II – waiting list
The focus of this course will be expository writing, and development of a strong essay will be our focus. Students will write comparison/contrast essays, critical analyses, persuasive letters, quotation responses, and more. This course is geared toward students who have been exposed to formal essay writing and who are ready to hone their advanced writing skills such as using transitions, improving word choice, writing clearly and concisely, and employing a variety of sentence structures.  Composition I is not a prerequisite of Composition II, but any students who have not taken Composition I will be asked to submit a writing sample to assess readiness.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: None. Teacher-created materials will be supplied.

Creative Writing
Creative Writing is a course designed to bring students’ stories to life by teaching how to write engaging dialogue, build scenes, ramp up conflicts, create empathetic protagonists, select point of view, describe settings, hook readers, critique themselves, and more. We will also examine and practice the writing process including pre-writing, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Designed for writers of all levels.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $145 per semester
Required Materials: Writing Fiction by Sharron Watson; Last Book In The Universe by Rodman Philbrick

Journalism
The students will study the basic principles of print, online journalism, and media broadcasting. They will learn investigative skills, responsible reporting, and journalistic writing techniques as they read, respond to, and write their own news and feature articles, also learning components of graphic design as they format and produce a Compass Prep newsletter and Yearbook. We will learn about broadcast media as they write, film, and edit news announcements that will broadcast to the students of Compass Prep.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursdays
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $145 per semester and a $20 copy fee for course materials
Required Materials: A laptop is required for class

Literary Composition
The focus of this course is responding to literature through writing and understanding literary devices and their importance to various works. Students are given weekly writing assignments, and they will complete them based on the literature they are reading in other classes or at home.  Assignments will vary in length and focus; some will be creative in nature, while others will be more “academic”.  While I will note grammar errors and provide feedback on style and organization, the focus will be on the students’ response to the literature (understanding literary terms, connecting with characters, applying themes, etc.). Students should have a good foundation in sentence and paragraph structure. Class time will be spent working with literary elements, sharing ideas, brainstorming, and discussing literature. This course will satisfy the requirements for a year of composition credit.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: None. Teacher-created materials will be supplied.

World Literature (Honors Option) – waiting list
We will begin in Greece with Homer’s Odyssey, travel to England for some Shakespeare, and then take off around the world with literature selections from around the globe. Along our journey, we will discuss important themes of war, the Holocaust, friendship, truth, family relationships, and more. Students will prepare for weekly discussions by reading assigned chapters. Our class time will focus on identifying literary elements (symbolism, character, conflict, etc.) and their importance to the work, as well as discussing issues raised by the literature. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $125/semester
Reading List: (subject to revision): Mythology, The Odyssey, The Trumpeter of Krakow, Romeo & Juliet, A Single Shard, Around the World in 80 Days, Cry the Beloved Country, Night, Children of the River, The Giver

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~Science~

Biology w/ Lab
Biology class with lab will be a hands-on class environment.  In addition to covering topics in the textbook, such as the study of life processes; the different Kingdoms; DNA; Genetics; Ecology; and how to properly use a microscope, the course will also bring in up-to-date biology topics. The focus will be on developing the scientific method for proper laboratory study, class lectures, and discussions. Grading will be offered based on online module tests, class participation, and lab reports.  We will follow a plan of study based on the Apologia Biology curriculum and will use an additional experiment book.
Min/Max: 7/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday 3rd Hour; 4th hour
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195/semester with $25 lab fee
Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition; Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Robert and Barbara Thompson; box of gloves; goggles; and lab notebook

Chemistry w/ Lab (Honors option) – waiting list
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a general overview of chemistry and the science at work on the molecular level.  This is an exciting field of study, and we will relate it to many other science disciplines, the world around us, and our daily lives.  Topics covered will include: a review of the basic concepts of matter; atomic theory; the periodic table of elements; chemical bonding; molecular structure; binomial nomenclature; chemical equations and solutions; thermochemistry; acids and bases; oxidation and reduction reactions, and an introduction to organic chemistry.  We will also cover: technical writing, lab documentation, data presentation, lab reports, ethics in science, and related careers. Students must have successfully completed Algebra I to take this course. Homework will be required to successfully complete this course of study.  Labs will be completed in class.  Tests and quizzes will be graded by the instructor, and feedback will be provided.  Honors option available.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Chloe Walker
Cost: $195/semester with $20 lab fee per semester
Required Materials: Apologia: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Ed.;  Lab Notebook;  3-ring binder; goggles (not safety glasses); disposable gloves (nitrile or latex – student preference); supplemental course materials will be provided by the instructor (online or in class).

Environmental Science w/ Lab (AP Option) – Waiting List
The course will include lecture, discussion, research, data analysis, and creative problem solving.  Students will be expected to attend class, participate in field work, conduct lab investigations and research, and to complete weekly homework assignments related to course material. Topics covered by the course include: The Earth and its geology, oceanography, basic chemistry, hydrologic cycle, pollution, population, agriculture, natural resources, sustainability, environmental law, environmental activism, water and air purification, human impact, global connections, epidemiology, industrial hygiene and technology. This is a dynamic course where we will talk about everything from national parks to the great Pacific garbage patch. Environmental science is a great way to experience multiple science disciplines working together. AP Option – The AP Environmental Science course is designed to prepare students for the College Board AP Environmental Science Exam. In addition to the BARRON’s workbook, additional assignments and five practice exams will be completed to prepare students for the exam in May 2021.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Chloe Walker
Cost: $195/semester; $295/semester for AP option
Lab fee: $25/year
Required Materials:  Environmental Science: a Global Concern, 14th edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2014. By Cunningham & Cunningham (ISBN-13: 9780076806799); Additional Required Materials for AP Students: BARRON’S AP Environmental Science (2020) – (ISBN-13: 9781438012339)

Marine Biology – waiting list
This course is designed as a second year life science course for freshmen through seniors who already have an understanding of biology (not a prerequisite).  Students will learn about the physical structure and chemistry of the ocean, the diversity of ocean life, marine ecology, and the scope and impact of human interactions with the oceans. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts and principles presented. Dissections and observations will include, but will not be limited to microscopic plankton, bio-luminescence, coral, sponge, sea-star, clam, and dogfish shark. The student will be required to keep a lab notebook, read assigned pages, work through questions and study guides in the text at home, and follow directions through Canvas. Students will be assessed in a variety of formats including standard Canvas tests, labs, performance assessments, and participation. Topics at a Glance: The Chemistry of Water · Marine Reptiles and Birds · Marine Algae and Plant Life · Marine Fishes · The Microbial Ocean · Fishing and Fisheries · Marine Invertebrates · The World Ocean · Marine Mammals · Human Impact on the Ocean. Two field trips (approx. cost – $10) will be planned during the year and will need drivers.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195/semester with one time $30 lab fee
Required materials: Apologia Marine Biology 1st edition text and loose-leaf notebook. (All lab materials supplied)

Physics (Honors option)
This course will incorporate class demonstrations and hands-on activities, as well as lectures, to help students understand their world in the context of Newtonian physics. The first semester will focus on topics of forces and motion, including momentum and energy. Second semester will cover topics such as waves and optics, electricity and magnetism. Graded work will consist of homework, tests, and lab activities with at least one written lab report. Homework and textbook reading outside of class will be expected for success in this course. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cheryl Johnson
Prerequisites: A grade of B or higher in Algebra I is a recommended.
Cost: $195/semester, plus one time $25 lab fee
Required Materials: Physics: Principles with Applications, 5th Edition by Douglas C. Giancoli; a scientific calculator

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~Math~

Algebra I (Honors option)

This first-year algebra course will lay the foundation for higher level math courses.  We will study linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring, and systems of equations.  Quizzes and tests will be given and graded by the tutor.  Homework will be graded by the student or parent.  An honors option is available.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Pre Algebra is recommended for success in this class.
Min/Max: 7/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Lockhart
Cost: $210/semester
Required Materials: Foerster Algebra 1 Classics Edition, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0131657083; Algebra 1 Solutions Manual ISBN: 9780201861006

Algebra II (Honors option)
This second-year algebra course will develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts learned in prior courses, such as factoring, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, and working with rational expressions and equations. We will also dive into new concepts like logarithms, matrices, conic sections, and trigonometry. Quizzes and tests will be given and graded by the tutor. Homework will be graded by the student or parent. An honors option is available.  A grade of C or better in Algebra 1 is recommended for success in this class.
Min/Max: 7/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Lockhart
Cost: $210/semester
Required Materials: McDougall Littell Algebra 2 (2004 ed by Bob Larson) ISBN: 0-618-25020-4;
McDougal Littell Worked Out Solution Key Algebra 2 (2001 ed) ISBN: 0-618-02024-1;
McDougall Littel Practice Workbook, Algebra 2 ISBN: 0-618-73696-4; Graphing calculator (TI 84 Plus, TI 84 Plus Sliver Edition, or TI 84 Plus CE. Other brands may do what we want them to do, but will make things difficult for the student as they do not use the same keystrokes as the Texas Instruments calculators)

Applied Mathematics
Bridge the gap between just learning mathematical procedures and using them in everyday situations with the practical exercises of Applied Mathematics. This course covers concepts such as buying, insuring, and maintaining a car; understanding social security tax; creating and balancing a budget; renting a home; buying food and clothing; completing tax forms; affording leisure time. These principles will give the student sound, Biblical views for managing his own money. Students will use the model problems and practice exercises to understand the value of money and how to use it wisely.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195 per semester
Required Materials: Abeka Consumer Math in Christian Perspective (2nd ed.) and Foundations in Personal Finance by Dave Ramsey, Homeschool Student Text (New Ed.)

Geometry (Honors option) – time changed to 9:30
Students will learn Euclidean geometry through the application of fundamental theorems and postulates. We will study topics such as measurement and construction, coordinate geometry, relationships between parallel and perpendicular lines and their intercepted angles, congruent and similar triangles, area and volume formulas, ratios and proportions, special properties of segments and lines in triangles, circles and polygons, and basic trigonometry. Geometry is heavy on vocabulary and concepts will build on one another throughout the course. An honors option is available. Quizzes and tests will be given and graded by the tutor. Homework will be graded by the student or parent.
Prerequisites: A grade of a C or better in Algebra 1 is recommended for success in this class.
Min/Max: 7/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Lockhart
Cost: $210/semester
Required Materials: Glencoe Geometry 2001, ISBN: 0-07-822880-8; Glencoe Geometry Practice Workbook ISBN: 0-02-825322-1

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~Foreign Language~

American Sign Language I
The primary goal of this class is to give students an introduction to American Sign Language, Deaf history and Deaf culture.  After this course students will be able to have a basic conversation in ASL, covering topics such as introducing themselves, discussing where they are from, and describing their families.  We will learn the alphabet and numbers.  Students will also gain a cursory knowledge of Deaf history and Deaf culture, specifically the origins of ASL and how it came to America.  Students will pick a famous Deaf person to learn about and write a short paper on his or her life.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Jessica Shaeffer
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials:  Signing Naturally Student Workbook Volume One and accompanying DVD

American Sign Language II – canceled

German
In beginning conversational German, students will learn grammar and vocabulary necessary to communicate in various situations.  This will include but is not limited to: alphabet, pronunciation, and umlauts; grammar usage and rules in present tense (some past, present perfect, and future); vocabulary (colors, numbers, greetings, objects, careers, verbs, etc.); most things you will need to know for a great start in speaking German and learning about German people and culture. German 2 will review first, increase their vocabulary, and read and write short stories.  The goal will be to become more fluent and study the culture more.
Min/Max: 4/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Joy Aldridge
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: German Demystified (paperback, not the conversational text); Ferien in Frankfurt audio or paperback (second semester)

Spanish I – Waiting list
An exciting introduction to the Spanish language culture. Beginning with the basics of the alphabet and frequently used salutations, we’ll dive in to tons of vocabulary, verbs, and the fundamentals of Spanish grammar (conjugating verbs in present and past tenses, subject/verb and subject/adjective agreement, object pronouns, etc.). Students will learn through written text, conversation, song, and media. Ideally by the end of the course, the students should be able to have a basic conversation about themselves, their families, and their hobbies. This course is taught by a bi-lingual speaker.
Min/Max:  6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $195/semester
Required Books: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level 1

Spanish II – waiting list
This second level course will continue to increase vocabulary, explore the verb tenses (concentrating on past, progressive and perfect, and future), and engage in daily conversation in order to better individual fluency. We will more develop more complex sentences (verbal and written) using object pronouns, commands, and comparisons. The course will also dig deeper into Hispanic culture, the arts, and current events. Students will learn through written text, conversation, song, and media.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: T/Th
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level 2

Spanish III
This third level Spanish course will utilize the vocabulary and grammar from levels I & II to create a communicative classroom.  Students will fine tune aural comprehension skills through a brief review of level I & 2 material. Daily conversational activities will encourage the use of fundamental basics to establish communicative competence.  Students will learn how to navigate through more complex texts to increase written comprehension. The student must have most recently completed Spanish II or the equivalent before participating in this class.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: T/Th
Instructor: Amanda Ghent
Cost: $195/semester
Required materials: Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level 2; other short texts may be required and/or provided for classroom use.

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~Social Studies~

Criminal Justice
This comprehensive class will empower students to think critically about the U.S. criminal justice system. Opening with the fundamentals of criminal justice, this class focuses on crime and criminal law, before progressing through detailed analysis of the major components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the administration of justice, and corrections.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester
Required Materials: Introduction to Criminal Justice 9th Edition by Robert M Bohm and Keith N Haley (Renting from Amazon recommended)

Government/Economics (Honors option)
The government portion of this course will cover the history and foundation of our principles and beliefs, branches of government, political parties, and electoral process, as well as the media’s effects on politics. The economics portion will cover the history of economics, investment cycles, velocity, business cycle, recessions, depressions, inflation, along with demand for money. This course will fulfill 0.5 credit hours of Economics and 0.5 credit hours of Government. (This course will offer an honors option; although it is not an AP course, it will help prepare your student for the AP US History Exam .)
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester; $230/semester for the honors option
Required materials: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (An Uncle Eric Book) 7th Edition by Richard J. Maybury, The Money Mystery by Richard Maybury, Are you a Liberal, Conservative or Confused? by Richard Maybury, Magruder’s American Government by Prentice Hall.

Psychology (Honors option)
This class will teach psychological science through wit, humor, and the telling of poignant personal stories (individually identified in the text). Topics will include:
Psychology’s History and Approaches, Research Methods: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science, Biological Bases of Behavior, Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation, Emotion, and Stress, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Abnormal Behavior, & Social Psychology. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester or $230/semester for honors option
Required Materials: Myers’ Psychology

Social Science/MUN – canceled

US History (Honors option)
The primary goal of this American History course is to learn and understand the history of the United States from the first Americans to present day. Students should be able to identify the major themes in American History and explain their importance at each stage in the development of the United States. We will start at the beginning with the First Americans. We will continue on our quest of exploring the Americas, Colonial America, The Spirit of Independence, and the American Revolution. After visiting those times, we will then head into The American Revolution, The Constitution, Growth and Expansion, Manifest Destiny, the Split between the North and South, and the Civil War. After the Civil War, we will dive into Westward Movement, the Industrial Age, The Rise to a World Power, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, The Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, and all the way to TODAY… Honors option available. (This course will offer an honors option. Although it is not an AP course, it will help prepare your student for the AP US History Exam.)
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $195/semester; $230/semester for honors option
Required materials: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I and Volume II) by William J Bennett; as well as an online component.

World Geography
This class provides a survey of geographic principles through a regional approach. Beginning in North America, students will “travel” from continent to continent around the world studying the geography, cultures, landforms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $160/semester
Required Materials: Cultural Geography

World History (Honors option)
In this course students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. For those interested in taking the AP exam, the course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures. Honors option available.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $195/semester; $230/semester for honors option
Required Materials: World History 2016 Student Edition by Prentice Hall

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~Electives~

Computers – Waiting List
This two-semester course covers keyboarding and Microsoft Office applications in the first semester, while blogging and graphic design will be covered in the second semester. Students will learn to effectively use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint through a series of projects. Basic computer hardware, internet safety, online research skills, and computer usage will be explored each week through presentations and fun activities. Keyboarding skills will be practiced through typing papers, and typing speed tests will be completed periodically. During the spring semester, students will learn blogging, Internet research skills, and graphic design. They will also complete a semester-long blogging project using the WordPress platform.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday (12:00 or 1:00)
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $175/semester
Required Materials: A laptop is required for class.  Other software requirements may be added; specifics will be sent out over the summer.

Fashion and Interior Design
Fashion & Interior Design is a creative course in which students will learn the elements, principles, and psychology of design. This course will explore the spatial and aesthetic concerns of interior design such as space planning, lighting, materials, color theory, and furnishings. The fashion portion explores critical thinking through fashion, consumer awareness, clothing selection and care, garment construction, technology, and careers. Students will then be given the freedom to apply these concepts in the areas of both fashion and interiors. In addition, students will explore careers in both fields.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Wendy Marus
Cost: $145/semester with a one time $15 fee for copies and course materials.
Required Materials: Color Wheel; Gray Scale and Value Finder; Graph paper

Film Studies
Film studies is a course intended to familiarize students with the particulars of film history as well as to provide them with a chance to analyze film as a visual art form. This course should appeal to any and all students who love to watch movies and discuss them. In addition, creative writing will be emphasized in each unit. Students will be immersed into the films from some of American cinema’s best filmmakers including: Walt Disney, Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, Charlie Chaplin, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Blake Edwards, D.W. Griffith, James Cameron, Alfred Hitchcock, and more. Through these viewings, students will learn about and be able to analyze such concepts as: mise-en-scene, chiaroscuro, montage, color, sound, editing, cinematic structure, and more. Viewings will be supplemented with scholarly articles that focus on the filmmakers and the films they have produced.
Min/Max: 6/14 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $160/semester
Required Materials: Most movies will be viewed outside of the class room setting. Students must have ability to view movies in some capacity outside of class. This may include renting movies or paying to stream movies.

Health & Wellness
This class will provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical,
mental and social health issues. The students will pursue a moral basis for a healthy
lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Topics include: anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, disease, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $145/semester
Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Health & Nutrition (textbook & student workbook) by Apologia

Photography – waiting list
Taught by a professional photographer, this year long course will begin with basic photography principles. It will progress to cover not only principles of photography but the technical aspect as well. We will also cover in this course post-production editing techniques used to bring your photographs to the next level.
Min/Max: 8/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Diane Payne
Cost: $145/semester
Required Materials: A camera that can utilize all manual settings, DSLR preferred but not required. Must also have video editing software such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

SAT Prep – canceled

Sports Medicine – Waiting list
This introduction to sports medicine course will cover basic first aid, common injuries, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, taping/wrapping techniques, important anatomy (the skeletal system), and more. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice important taping, wrapping, and wound care techniques. We also have opportunities to visit local athletic training rooms and hear from current athletic trainers on the high school and college level. Sports medicine is an amazing field in itself, but it is also a great bridge for students interested in medicine, physical therapy, or personal training. This is a full-credit course.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Thursday
Instructor: Ginger Lockamy
Cost: $160/semester
Required Materials: None.

Study Skills – waiting list
This class teaches the most critical learning, organizing, and communication skills needed to be successful in school. Those skills include identifying students’ strengths & “SuperPowers” (according to Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences), setting goals, establishing priorities, managing time, organizing papers, speaking & listening effectively, working with teachers & peers, reading and understanding textbooks, taking notes, studying for tests, preparing for presentations, & tracking long-term goals.
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Days: Tuesday
Instructor: Cayla Revels
Cost: $140/semester
Required Materials: Study Skills for College & Career Readiness

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