HOB+ Enrichment Classes:  HIGH SCHOOL

ALGEBRA 1

FULL YEAR

Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist will be teaching Algebra 1! Graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, and more.  Major Concepts and Skills Include: Graphing linear equations and inequalities Describing linear equations in slope-intercept and standard form Solving systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination Expanding understanding of exponents Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring Using unit multipliers to convert between units of measure.

 • Suggested grades: 6th-12th

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Supply Fee:  $20.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $25.00

INTRODUCTION TO LAW
FULL YEAR

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between assault and battery? How about 1st and 2nd degree murder? Slander vs. Libel? Why are some crimes tried in state courts and others are tried in federal courts? These and many other questions will be addressed in this Introduction to Law class. Topics will include: US Constitution Court System Crimes: Public Wrongs Torts: Private Wrongs Contracts: Enforceable Agreements Administrative Law Family Law Employee Rights and Duties Law and the Small Business Owning and Operating Motor Vehicles Renters and Landlords Home Ownership Wills, Trusts, and Probate Attorney Client Relationship This class will primarily be composed of class discussion of different aspects of the law and and various cases or examples. The end of the course will culminate in a Mock Trial with students filling the various roles in a court trial.  • Suggested grades: 9th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Supply Fee:  $10.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $25.00

ART APPRECIATION: WALK IN THEIR SHOES

2nd Semester

Much of our time studying will be through open discussion and hands on experimentation. Upon completion of this curriculum you will be able to easily recognize the artwork from each artist studied, learn to look at art critically, as well as have gained an appreciation for art in general. You will also have explored some new techniques, and created several of your own unique masterpieces!
 • Suggested grades: 8th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Supply Fee:  $30.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $35.00
Fridays:  4th Session 1:30PM-2:30PM

PROJECT INVENTION!

2nd Semester
Mrs. Lisa Sierra lead our students to become innovators as they work through themed modules packed with hands-on challenges that encourage problem-finding and solving, risk-taking, and exploration. We’ll dive into the latest research and designs. Learn about world-changing inventors and perhaps motivate a future inventor!  

 • Suggested grades: 6th-12th

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Lisa Sierra-Davidson
Supply Fee:  $25.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $30.00
Fridays:  1st Session 9:30AM-10:25AM

DUCT TAPE MIDEVAL TIMES

1nd Semester

Join us as we learn about medieval times through hands on projrcts such as medieval weapons, dress, hourglass, stained glass, calligraphy and lots more! We will use common materials like PVC pipe, cardboard, foam and, of course, duct tape! The class also includes information about how historical weapons were made and used – so the education happens along with the fun!  No homework! 
• Suggested ages: 10 and Up

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Laurie Tiemens
Supply Fee:  $25.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $30.00
Fridays:  3rd Session 12:30PM-1:25PM

OH FREEDOM! A CONSCIOUS U.S. HISTORY
FULL YEAR

Oh Freedom! is a high school curriculum of U.S. History lessons for teens tought by Mrs. Lisa Sierra. Students take deep dives into understanding history from the perspective of groups who have been denied access and/or suffered past institutional discrimination in the United States and, according to the Census and other federal measuring tools, includes African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans. Using Stamped from the Beginning (Kendi), An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People (Ortiz), Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Zinn) and literature that coincides with each era studied, students will gain an understanding of the people and events who laid the foundation for the country we experience today.  • Suggested grades: 6th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Lisa Sierra-Davidson
Supply Fee:  $25.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $30.00
Fridays:  3rd Session 12:30PM-1:25PM

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE

2nd Semester

In Introduction to Social Science, we will do a thorough exploration of the scientific method and all steps of the research process. We will study the main theories, theorists, key terms, and schools of thought for sociology. The topic of social change, through industrialization and urbanization, is also studied in detail. We will explore the major theories for physical and cultural anthropology, the major theories regarding evolution, skeletal comparisons, ancestors, and Leaky's Angels, and the schools of thought and major anthropologic theorists like: Mauss, Mead, Boaz, and Herskovits.  • Suggested grades: 9th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Laurie Tiemens
Supply Fee:  $25.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $30.00
Fridays:  2nd Session 10:30PM-11:25PM

LATIN 1
(TUESDAYS) 
FULL YEAR

First semester of Latin 1 will cover the first 15 chapters of Lingva Latina. Second semester of Latin 1 will cover chapters 16-28 of Lingva Latina.

The approach is intensively grammatical. Each chapter will be translated in class, with all grammatical constructions explained. Students are expected to master (i.e. memorize) the vocabulary and the various paradigms (declension and conjugation patterns) necessary to progress in reading proficiency.   • Suggested grades: 9th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Supply Fee:  $25..00
Monthly Class Cost:  $25.00

FRIENDLY BIOLOGY AND LABS
(TUESDAYS) 
FULL YEAR

With a goal of teaching high school students the complexity of living things in a gentle, non-intimidating manner, this course goes above and beyond expectations. Presenting a traditional scope of study, sans evolution and natural selection, this text contains 28 lessons, vibrant illustrations, and lab activities for a complete, year-long course. Topically, students will study the characteristics of living things; basic chemistry as it pertains to living things; the roles of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in living systems; importance of pH in living systems; cytology; mitosis and meiosis; chromosome duplication and protein synthesis; reproduction (asexual and sexual); genetics; taxonomy, including a survey of each kingdom with an emphasis on various classes and orders; an overview of human anatomy and physiology; and the foundations of ecology.   • Suggested grades: 9th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Supply Fee:  $50.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $30.00

PAINLESS POETRY AND CREATIVE WRITING
(TUESDAYS) 
FULL YEAR

Students who are convinced that they hate poetry or can't stand to write?  Do they think poetry or writing is dull and difficult?  Their opinions are likely to change by the end of this coursse.. Using examples that range from exciting, well-told stories that grip the imagination to song lyrics and slam poetry!  Mrs Laura shows that there is more to poetry and creative storytelling than many imagine. She guides middle school and high school students through poetry created for many purposes and written in many forms, and offers insights, guidelines, and techniques to enable students to read and evaluate poems and stories, as well as to write original works of their own. 

 • Suggested grades: 9th-12th

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Supply Fee:  $15.00
Monthly Class Cost:  $25.00
Tuesdays:  3rd Session 1:00PM-2:00PM

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