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PHS Leadership Team | Fall Semester 2023
Thursdays, 7 September–7 December 2023 online
One-hour synchronous (real-time or live) online lessons held via Zoom.
Small group or individual math classes based on students’ level, from elementary mathematics through pre-calculus.
Day, time, level, and textbook will be determined per group or per individual student.
Some levels of math will require a calculator. There will be weekly homework assignments.
Those seeking small group lessons should post to our co-op forum stating their interest and their students’ math level.
This is a synchronous (real-time or live) online course. Classes will be held via Skype. Students without Skype accounts will still be able to join using the web-based version. (Another platform may be needed, subject to student consensus.)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to create a web-based theater production. By incorporating creative writing, art, design, and stage presence, students will learn to create a modern dramatic performance created specifically to utilize the characteristics of online videoconferencing software. By thinking outside the box, students will be encouraged to produce a show that explores methods that aren’t always possible in a traditional theater setting.
Students will be expected to complete approximately one hour of homework outside of class, primarily writing, but also including reading and watching exploratory videos, and will be provided with additional enrichment activities to extend the learning if desired.
There will be some use of Google Drive for peer editing and collaborative writing.
This is a synchronous (real-time or live) online course. Classes will be held via Discord.
There will be no class on Thursday 7 March (the eighth week of PHS Spring Semester classes). Tuition has been adjusted to reflect this schedule.
Konnichiwa! Take your interest to the next level and learn Japanese.
You will learn to speak and listen through practical conversation you can use daily as well as fun cultural activities and exploration. We will master the complete set of Hiragana and Katakana through writing and reading material relevant to our conversation and cultural exploration. A few key Kanji will be incorporated with a goal of recognition as well as an entry to writing and reading for those who want to extend their studies. There may be separate classes or learning segments geared toward beginners or returning students as needed.
There will be homework and resources provided to continue to practice throughout the course.
Students should play to spend 30 to 60 minutes per week on practice or assignments.
There will be some group work outside of class time that will be coordinated and done through the class’s Discord server.
This is a synchronous (real-time or live) online course. Classes will be held via Zoom. Students will need a quiet Zoom meeting space.
For photography students who want to deepen their knowledge and focus on developing their style further. This online senior seminar, facilitated by Kathy Oaks, will help experienced photographers explore topics of interest and work on independent projects.
Students will need a good working knowledge of their camera, depth of field, and composition, and basic editing skills.
Students should have a camera, phone, or tablet that lets them take photos; an app (such as Camera+) that allows phone users to change shutter speeds, white balance, etc.
Students can expect to spend about 30 to 60 minutes weekly on homework for this course.
This full-year course will be open to new students for the spring semester.
PHS is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
Chinese abacus displaying the decimal number 2,048. Photo by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
A student in Rebekah Jorgensen's Spring 2023 class, Topsy Turvy Tales - Collaboration in Theater and Writing. 2023. Photo by Rebekah Jorgensen. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Lanterns at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. 2016. Photo by freddie marriage on Unsplash.
Wintery Bench, by Michael Oaks; Craftsmanship, by Leah Crain; and Blokus, by Nolan Boysen. Taken by Spring 2022 photography students. 2022. All rights reserved. Used with permission.