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CLASSES

**Update** - All Classes Closed for 2018-2019

Disclaimer:  All classes subject to change from year to year and will be finalized each August based on student enrollment and teacher availability. Classes may be divided differently than indicated, as enrollment requires.

All academic facets of our classrooms are intended only to enrich your child's homeschool journey. They are not intended to serve as stand alone subject credits.

Nursery 

The nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for infants to age two, or until ready for preschool.  This is not an instructional setting, although the children may be led in crafts.  Paid adult and youth staff supervise the nursery. 

Preschool   

The preschool classes are designed for children that are ready for more than nursery care, but not yet old enough for kindergarten.  When possible, we split our preschool classes into two sections based on age, maturity, and whether or not they are potty trained. The classes are taught by contracted teachers and parent volunteers, and include a gym time and other fun age appropriate activities.  

 

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten class is designed for children who have turned 5 by September 1st.  The class is taught by a contracted teacher and includes a gym time and other social and learning activities.  The optimal class size is 15 children.

1st Grade

As necessary, and based upon enrollment, the first grade may run as its own class and not rotate through subjects with other grades.  The class is then taught by a contracted teacher and includes a gym time.  The optimal class size is 15 children.

Schedule for Pre-K through 7th grade

 
  PreK/K / 1 2-3 4-5 6-7
12:15-1:00 Gym Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom
1:00-1:50 Classroom Gym Art Creation Science
1:50-2:40 Classroom Creation Science Gym Art
2:40-3:30 Classroom Art Creation Science Gym

 

Students in grades 2-7 will have a homeroom time, and then rotate through Gym, Art, and Science taught by contracted teachers.  Class combinations are dependent on enrollment numbers, with an average combined class size of 20 students.  Based on enrollment numbers 1st grade may rotate with the upper elementary.

Homeroom:  The homeroom is a guided social time for each class to participate in a variety of activities aimed at building relationships.  One parent serves as a homeroom teacher throughout the year.

Gym:   Gym classes include strength and endurance exercises, sport-specific activities, general conditioning, and team games and sports.

Art:   Art classes incorporate teaching traditional art concepts using a variety of medium in a fun and age appropriate way to develop the God-given creativity in every child. 

Science:  Science classes introduce children to a variety of topics from a Creationist perspective through discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on-activities.

Disclaimer:  All classes offered to students for the 2018-2019 school year are tentative and will be finalized in August based on student enrollment and teacher availability.


High School  (8th - 12th Grade)

12:15-1:30 1:30-2:15 2:15-3:30
Lab Science Homeroom/Break Government

 

Homeroom:  The homeroom is a guided social time for each class to participate in a variety of activities aimed at building relationships.  One parent serves as a homeroom teacher.

Classes:   The high school classes currently being considered for 2018-2019 include Chemistry with a focus on classroom labs, and some form of Current Events/Government with a focus on Christian Worldview. Both classes are taught by contracted teachers.

 

Additional Co-op Activities    

Participation in additional activities, though optional, is strongly encouraged.  Scheduled field trips,  challenge/achievement day, year end picnic, school pictures, and a yearbook are a few examples.