2018-2019 Class Information
Adventurers (ages 3 - 4 years) by May 31st $400 per year starting June 1st $425.00 per year
We know that it is the younger siblings who are listening to what big brother or big sister are learning at home. For this reason, we provide just the right amount of structure for those eager learners while at ROCK. Short stories and activities keep their minds stimulated, while still allowing plenty of time to play and explore and develop social skills. These young Explorers will also have time for large motor development and music class.
Voyagers (ages 4½ - 6½ years) by May 31st $425 per year starting June 1st $450.00 per year
This class is structured for children 4½ years to 6 years old. Children at this age are curious about the world around them and are excited to learn and "do school". This class is just for them! Using literature as a springboard, a morning in this program provides opportunities for children to learn about people and events in history, fascinating creations of God, and Godly character. Similar in structure to a traditional Kindergarten program, children at ROCK Academy start the morning with Group Time where they learn calendar skills, talk about weather, learn and review memory pegs, and read a story. During the Explore & Play portion of the morning, children will explore learning stations that will focus on science, pre-reading, pre-math, fine motor, imaginative play and more! Later in the morning, the students will participate in a Phy. Ed. class, and experience Fine Arts with weekly alternating music and art.
A morning at ROCK Academy will keep curious PreK, Kindergartener, and SuperK students busy while whetting their interest in “school”.
Navigators* (1st & 2nd Grade) by May 31st $500 per year starting June 1st $525.00 per year
Children at this stage are just beginning their education journey - and at ROCK we want to help flame the fire of learning! We know that at home, you are focusing on teaching your student the basics: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, so we give children at this age a taste of some of the other things: like science, art, music, structured Phys. Ed, and other traditional classroom experiences.
Still focusing on the Grammar Stage of learning, children are exposed to a broad range of subjects and knowledge while learning memory pegs within the context of that topic/subject. During Group Time, the tutor reads historical literature to help captivate their imagination for the time period being studied. Science is examined up close as children use observation skills and create a nature study notebook in class and at home. At ROCK Academy, 1st and 2nd Grade students experience Science as part of our STEM program. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. See description in the "Scholar" section below.) Oral presentations expand knowledge in history and science, and children will explore the Fine Arts through fun and hands-on methods in art, music, and drama. And don’t forget time to run, play, and move their bodies! In this beginner gym class, children will learn basic group games and also have time just to run, jump, and throw!
*Children must be 7-years-old by September 1st to enroll into this class.*
Scholars (3rd-4th Grade) by May 31st $575 per year starting June 1st $600.00 per year
The Scholar's classes begin more academic rigor. Subjects taught each morning are History, Language Arts, and Science. NEW for 2018-2019! A Fine Arts component with a 30-minute, alternating Music and Art will be added to the weekly schedule. Memory Pegs are introduced within context of each subject, and students are encouraged to work on memorization at home.
Language Arts class includes literature, writing, and light grammar. (For families seeking more grammar at home, we recommend Daily Grams.) Students will learn reading comprehension, recognize point of view, identify main idea, conflict, how to write a summary, identify the Five W's of a narrative, and so much more! Students will also have opportunities to read essays and amplified paragraphs they write to the class.
The Social Studies strand includes History and Geography. For 2018-2019, our focus will be American History. Students will be given reading assignments, and mapping related to readings. In class, student will give brief oral presentations to their class based on the reading assignment. We would strongly recommend registering for the afternoon Hands-On-History class where students will play games and create projects to further elaborate on topics learned in the morning class! (It’s really fun and if you aren't the sort of parent who is going to make a replica sod house or a create a Native American village diorama at home, you'll love this class, too!)
Science The class format for Science in Grades 1-5 will use STEM Stations. If you are unfamiliar with STEM, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. During the class time, students will participate in teacher-lead, hands-on science labs related to our area of study, which for 2018-2019 is Physics. Carefully chosen iPad/laptop apps and games will be used at the Technology Station. Legos, K’Nex, Erector, Wedgits, and other manipulatives will be in the Engineering Station with specific instructions on what to build. And the Math station will use various means to drive home common basic math concepts appropriate for each age. All of this creates a fun and educational environment for learning Science!
Intermediate (5th-6th Grade) by May 31st $625 per year starting June 1st $650 per year
Middle School (7th-8th Grade) by May 31st $675 per year starting June 1st $700 per year
This class offers three 60-minute classes: History, Language Arts, and Science. Memory Pegs are introduced within context of each subject, and students are encouraged to work on memorization at home. The Intermediate and Middle School classes are similar in structure and content, however Middle School classes are a bit more challenging and have a higher accountability level than the Intermediate classes.
Language Arts class includes literature, writing, and light grammar. (For families seeking more grammar at home, we recommend Daily Grams.) In this course, students will learn to outline, to support a thesis statement, refute and confirm parts of stories, conclude an essay, understand comparison and contrast, write a four-to-six paragraph essay, and much more. Students will also have opportunities to develop elocution skills through oral recitations.
The Social Studies strand includes History and Geography focusing on American History. Students will be given reading assignments, and mapping related to readings. In class, student will give brief oral presentations to their class based on the reading assignment. Research paper skills learned in Language Arts will be applied to history reports, and lively fishbowl discussions will begin to form and sharpen middle-school students' minds during this Logic stage.
Science for 2018-2019 focuses on Physical Science. Class will primarily consist of observing, exploring, an introduction to the Scientific Method, and keeping a lab notebook. Students will participate in many hands-on experiments each week during lab time.
High School (9th & 10th Grade) by May 31st $725 per year starting June 1st $750.00 per year
This class offers three 60-minute classes: History, Language Arts, and Science. High schoolers are given the challenge to participate in the memory program if they have not already memorized key History, Science, and Grammar memory pegs.
Language Arts class includes literature, writing, and light grammar. (For families seeking more grammar at home, we recommend Daily Grams.) In this course, students will learn to write a research paper, including notecards, outline, integrating sources, and citing sources, annotate texts, develop public skeaking skills, understand autobiography and biography, as well as developing thier use of analogies, similes, metaphors, and more.
The Social Studies strand includes History and Geography focusing on American History. Students will be given reading assignments, and mapping related to readings. In class, student will engage in class discussions using the Socratic Method.
Science for 2018-2019 focuses on Physical Science. The purpose of this class is to present a general and broad overview of physics and physical sciences. We will study the history of physics, important people in the field of physics, and hopefully bring to light an understanding of the interesting ways physics affects our lives.
NOTE: This is not a senior-level physics course and will not require upper-level math skills, but it will meet the requirements of a high school credit, assuming the student completes all assignments.
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Infants & Toddlers by May 31st $156 per year starting June 1st $208.00 per year
Child Care is a service for parents with Infants to age 3-years who have children in other Exploratory and Academic classes. For less than $10 per week, your child will be well cared for in a safe environment by loving individuals while you have the opportunity to sit in on your older children's classes, be a classroom helper, and connect with other homeschool moms.