MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES

Trick Geography:  World
(Full Year)

Class Description:  Trick Geography teaches the shape and location of world countries and US states, Canadian territories/provinces, capitals, and physical features  through mnemonics, or memory tricks, that work like MENTAL GLUE.​​

Instructor:  Mrs. Lisa Heilenman
Session 3:  12:30pm-1:25pm
 

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

Y Math
(Full Year)

Course Description:  A simple math class that gives a REASON of "y" math is important and "y" we need to know it!

Instructor:  Mrs. Dena Robert
Session 4:  1:30pm-2:30pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$20.00

Class Cost

$180.00

Middle School Classes

Algebra 1
(Full Year)

Description:  Algebra 1 teaches all basic algebra concepts. These include basic properties, solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail, and graphing conic sections is introduced. Operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally.

Student Supply List:
Algebra 1: Legacy Edition Level Up Base Set from mathusee.com
Scientific Calculator like Casio fx-300 ES
Ruler Folder or 3-ring binder
Scratch Paper or notebook
Graph paper with small squares

Textbook ISBN: 1110-210

Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Session 1:  9:30am-10:25pm

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

Geometry
(Full Year)

Description:  Points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs and more Major Concepts and Skills Include: Describing points, lines, rays, line segments, angles, and planes Calculating the measure of the interior and exterior angles of a regular polygon Understanding the geometry of a circle, sphere, and ellipse Understanding and computing volume and surface area of solids Using the Pythagorean theorem to identify triangle attributes Applying postulates, theorems, definitions, and properties to geometric proofs Additional Concepts and Skills: Using a protractor to construct angles Using a compass to construct bisectors Constructing and identifying triangles Working with algebraic expressions containing radicals Completing geometric transformations within a Cartesian plane Understanding basic trigonometric functions

Student Supply List
Geometry Universal Set from mathusee.com
Scientific Calculator like Casio fx-300 ES
Notebook or scratch paper
Folder or 3-ring binder

Textbook ISBN: 120-100
Instructor:  Mrs. Tracy Gisselquist
Session 2:  10:30am-11:25am

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Description:  In High School Computer Programming, Mr. Alan will introduce you to the must know concepts, that lie behind programming. As you learn these must know concepts, he will show you how to apply that knowledge to solving computer programming problems.

Focused on the essential concepts of computer programming, this class will help you develop a solid understanding of the subject quickly and painlessly. Clear explanations are accompanied by numerous examples and followed with more challenging aspects of computer programming. Practical exercises close each chapter and will instill you with confidence in your growing programming skills.

Must Know High School Computer Programming features:
• Each chapter begins with the must know ideas behind the new topic
• Extensive examples illustrate these must know ideas
• Students learn how to apply this new knowledge to problem solving
• Skills that can be applied to a number of courses, including Object Oriented Programming, Game Design, Robotics, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A
• A robotics project that will bring computer programming to (electronic!) life
• 250 practical review questions instill confidence
• IRL (In Real Life) sidebars present real-life examples of the subject at work in culture, science, and history
• Special BTW (By the Way) sidebars provide study tips, exceptions to the rule, and issues students should pay extra attention to
• Bonus app includes 100 flashcards to reinforce what students have learned

Student Supply List:
Windows Laptop with Charger
Spiral Notebook
Folder 
Pen

Textbook ISBN:  978-1260458466

Instructor:  Mr. Alan Lombardo
Session 2:  10:30am-11:25pm

Supply Fee

$50.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$140.00

 

Hot Wheels® Speedometry™
(1st Semester)

Course Description:  Speedometry is a fun and engaging way to learn about concepts such as energy, force and motion. The students will be learning STEM content using Hot Wheels cars and track. Students will also learn scientific and engineering practices such as analyzing and interpreting data.

Instructor:  Mrs.Lisa Heilenman
Session 4:  1:30pm-2:30pm

Supply Fee

$20.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$100.00

 

Middle School Mad Scientists
(1st Semester)

Language Art Skills for High School
(Full Year)

Mythology for MIddle Schoolers Language Arts
(1st Semester)
 

Spanish 1
(Full Year)

Introduction to Art History: Middle School
(1st Semester)

Description:  Ignite your child's passion for science with our action-packed "Mad Science Lab" class, tailor-made for our scientists in grades 6th-9th! This high-energy course takes scientific exploration to the next level, offering a mesmerizing journey into the world of chemistry, physics, and biology—all featuring experiments that pop, fizz, and explode! Young scientists will don their goggles and lab coats, as they delve into a whirlwind of electrifying activities, including chemical and physical reactions. 

Instructor:  Mrs. Laura Lombardo 
Session 1:  9:30am-10:25am

Supply Fee

$25.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$100.00

 

Description:  The focus of Language Arts Skills for High School is on filling in holes in reading and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on reading and responding to various texts while utilizing different writing styles.

Students participate in directed reading activities, guided paragraphs, essay and research writing, study skill knowledge, and using context clues, roots, and prefixes to increase vocabulary and usage. Students improve reading comprehension, listening, and writing skills through mentor text, reading and writing strategies, and high-interest literature, including short stories, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and the in-depth study of a novel.

Students should be prepared to invest at least 1 hour daily for class. A minimum of 1 paper every six weeks will be assigned.

Supply List:
3 ring binder
Loose leaf paper
Subject dividers
Pen, pencil, highlighters
Colored pencils or pens

Textbook ISBN:  TBD

Instructor:  Mrs. Lisa Sierra
Session 1:  9:30am-10:25am

Supply Fee

$75.00

Monthly Cost

$35.00

Class Cost

$315.00

 

Description:  Come and learn about Greek Mythology! We’ll read and discuss the myth of the week, then have a writing prompt relating to the myth. Proper spelling, grammar and punctuation will be encouraged as well as critical thinking.

Supply List:
Pencils
Composition or spiral notebook
Textbook: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

Textbook ISBN:  0440406943

Instructor:  Mrs. Heather Sheffer
Session 2:  10:30am-11:25am

Supply Fee

$15.00

Monthly Cost

$20.00

Class Cost

$80.00

 

Description:  In this course, you learn the basic Spanish language. You will be able to engage in short conversations in Spanish, including greeting people, introducing yourself, and exchanging basic information with others about school, family, friends, food, shopping, activities, and going places.

Supply List:
Spanish 1 textbook (TBD)
Notebook or binder with lined paper
Blank index cards

Textbook ISBN:  TBD

Instructor:  Mrs. Kelly Olwell
Session 3:  12:30pm-1:25pm

Supply Fee

$25.00

Monthly Cost

$25.00

Class Cost

$225.00

 

Description:  Students investigate a wide range of media and techniques, from both an historical and contemporary perspective, as they engage in the art-making processes of creating two-dimensional works, which may include drawing, painting, printmaking, and/or collage.

Supply List:
6 Disposable table clothes (Dollar Store)

Instructor:  Mrs. Katy Dallas & Mrs. Laura Lombardo
Session 4:  1:30pm-2:30pm

Supply Fee

$30.00

Monthly Cost

$30.00

Class Cost

$120.00

 

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