High School Classes

These classes are appropriate for students from ninth to twelfth grade.

Please see our "Class Registration" page for specific class dates and registration fee information.

Have time between classes?  Register for our Game Room, a place where our registered students can take a break, play and socialize in a safe, supervised environment.  There is no fee for our Game Room.

 

*Teacher's kids and families enrolled in IEW, whose siblings are not, get first priority in Cooking and Comic Book classes.

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Classes at a Glance

A Slash (/) indicates that there is more than one class offered during a particular class period.

Mondays
Thursdays

Class Descriptions

*Cooking

This is a blended class that includes elementary, middle and high school students. This semester, we will be learning to cook with substitutions! I've never met an ingredient I couldn't substitute. Please let me know if your child has any allergies or are vegetarians. Elementary children will learn to mix, measure, and roll, while tweens and teens learn to reference recipes, ingredient identification, and proper measuring techniques. We will be sauteing, boiling, braising, grilling, baking and more, all while exploring new world cuisines, healthy menus, and seasonal dishes.

*Families that are enrolled in IEW, that have siblings not in IEW get first priority in class enrollment. If any space is available after those families register, will go to wait-listed students.

Class Time: 9:00-10:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Krystal Hichee

Class Fee: $25

Class Time: 9:00-10:50am on Mondays

At-Home Commitment: none.

Geography/European Studies

In this class children will study the history of abandoned and interesting areas in the European area. We will be tasting different food in the different areas. This is a graded class with projects and homework that will be turned in. I will have handouts, different videos and pictures so you do not have to buy a book.

Class Time: 12:30-1:25pm on Thursdays

Class Type: Academic, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Samantha Johnson-Burroughs

Class Fee:  $15.

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

U.S History

Gilded Era to the Great Depression( American History)

This semester we are diving into the Gilded Era to the Great Depression. We will set the scene with the end of the Civil War. We will discuss the rise and fall of the Gilded Era, the Progressive Era, WWI, the roaring 20's and end with the Great Depression. WWII ended the Great Depression. There will be homework.

I would like to continue the timeline in the fall, starting with WWII and diving deep into the WW, the Civil Rights Movement and end with the Vietnam War, if possible!

Class Time: 9:00-9:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Genevieve Anthony

Class Fee: $10

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Shakespearean Studies

In this class, we will read and discuss, "A Mid-Summer's Night Dream".  We will also delve into the history of the Old Globe Theatre and Shakespeare himself.  We are planning a field trip to the Shakespeare Theatre in Staunton, Virginia. 

Class Time: 12:30-1:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Kirsten McGoldrick

Class Fee: $10

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Science

High School Chemistry using Focus on High school chemistry by Rebecca W Keller. In this class you will study and learn how to solve equations. We will have labs and experiments. This is a graded class; you will have projects and homework to turn in. 

Class Time: 10:00-10:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Shannon Burroughs

Class Fee: $35

Book Required: Real Science 4 Kids, Focus on High School Chemistry

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

IEW

This is a continuation of our Institute for Excellence in Writing! course. This class is only available to students who completed and passed the Fall Semester IEW class. This class will be meeting once a week for 2hrs. We will continue to use the student workbooks/packages purchased last semester.

"IEW's unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Our core writing program is supported by materials for reading, grammar, spelling, literature, poetry, public speaking, and more."

Class Time: 9:00-10:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Julie Brown

Class Fee: $5

Required book:  Structure and Style, Level C, Year 1 Student Workbooks and Fix It! Grammar "Frog Prince".

*Workbook(s) purchase is the responsibility of the parent. Teacher will have the DVD's for class use. Recommended for grades 9 and up.

At-Home Commitment: Approximately 3-5 hours per week.

Game Room ~ Free Period

This room will be designated for those students with a "free period", between other classes. This is for all school ages. The room will be monitored by a Parent/Volunteer at all times. Different types of board games, cards etc. will be available for play.

Class Time: Mondays & Thursdays 9-1pm

Class fee: Free

At-Home Commitment: none.

Outdoor Skills *Full-waitlisted

Participants will have exposure and practice various outdoor skills over the semester.  This class will require maturity and teamwork for success.   Without maturity, students will have to be turned away or removed from class mid-course.  Participants should have their own pocketknife for this class and may wish to build up tools as they move along in the class.  Good recommendations for these tools will come with the class so please don’t buy anything except a pocketknife.  If you are in Scouts BSA, please let Greg know your Scoutmaster’s email and phone number.  You may be able to complete rank requirements in this class.

Students and instructors will develop our Code of Conduct with penalties during the first day of class.  This class is team based and so, we are accountable to our class.  Poor behavior can’t be tolerated due to the nature of what we’re doing.

Class Time: 11:30am-12:20pm on Thursday

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Greg Sazonov

Class Fee: $7.25 *(No Teacher Discount)

After School Add-on: Health/Fitness/First Aid

Participants will play various games over the semester.  The students will decide what fun things we do.  Ideas I will offer are biking and bike maintenance, rock climbing, kayaking, and swimming.  Other activities will have us learning first aid skills, exercise, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This class will require maturity and teamwork for success.   If you are in Scouts BSA, please let Mr. Sazonov know your Scoutmaster’s email and phone number.  You may be able to complete rank requirements in this class.

Students and instructors will develop our Code of Conduct during the first day of class.  This class is team based and so, we are accountable to our friends.  

 

Class Time: 1:30-2:15pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Greg Sazonov

Class Fee: ​$10 (no teacher discount)