High School Classes

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

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

Have time between classes?  This Spring, we are excited to offer our new 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 *Full

We will continue the exploration of foods from different cultures and learn a variety of cooking skills along the way. For the fall I am thinking to explore foods from different parts of the United States! Due to space constraints, the class size is strictly limited to 6 students for each class. Because we are exploring so many types of foods, this class is not suitable for students with food allergies or severe sensitivities.

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

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Tami Conklin

Class Fee: $50

No textbook is needed.

Geometry

This is a high school level Geometry course. It assumes that you have a good understanding of Algebra 1. We will meet twice a week, but students must do work on their own outside of class to successfully complete the course. I do not give grades because we do not have enough time to do the full course (twice a week for 24 weeks won't get us through the whole course). However, I will be available to answer questions even during winter break and after co-op ends in the spring, to support you as much as you need to complete the entire course. I am planning to use this book https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/?level=12 which is completely online and free. Students will need to bring a protractor and compass, pencil, graph paper, and other notepaper. Calculators will come in handy as well. There will be a fee to cover printing/copying for some class materials. $5 per student.

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

Class Type: Academic, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Tami Conklin

Class Fee:  $5.

Textbook Needed: https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/?level=12

U.S History

Revolutionary War/Early Government

"The British are coming, the British are coming"! In this series we will study the who, what, when, where, why and how this country got started. Each week will have a power point and class discussion. We will learn about the struggles the colonists faced leading up to the war, not just by Great Britain, but the French and Native Americans. We will discuss the point of view from all sides.  We will have many hands-on activities or crafts. There may be a book study, not yet determined. 

We will be using Mark Twain Media workbooks and various other sources.

 

Class Time: 11:00am-11:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Kirsten McGoldrick

Class Fee: $15

Book required: TBD

Workbook Recommended: Mark Twain Media workbook, "Exploration, Revolution, & Constitution". ISBN 9781580375825

Career Exploration

We are packing a lot into this course!  Students will use specialized testing to discover their interests and personality traits, consider their desired lifestyle and explore various career paths to determine their best career match.  We will also be comparing the cost of the necessary degree, certificate or training to the earning potential.  Students will be encouraged to volunteer and pursue internship in the desired career.  Both college degree and blue collar pathways will be explored.  Guest speakers will share their experiences in their chosen line of work and be available to answer questions.  This course requires at-home access to a computer with internet for assigned career related research.  Students should set aside approximately two hours per week for at-home research work.

Class Time: 11:00-11:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: TBD

Science

Chemistry

In this class students will be using Focus on High School Chemistry. Labs/experiments and other hands-on activities will be provided through out the semester. This will be the first semester out of 2. So, if you wish to continue in the spring, a book purchase will not be necessary.

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

ISBN:

P.E *Cancelled

Each week students will get moving through different games and sports. This class will be shared with the middle school students as well.

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

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $5

Pre-Alg/ Algebra I

Instead of teaching a formal Pre-Algebra or Algebra class, I am offering essentially math tutoring for these two classes. Proceed at your own pace and I will provide help/explanations/whatever support you need to get through the class. You may choose textbooks you have available, but I recommend for Pre-Algebra the Math Mammoth Grade 7 or https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?level=9.00, and for Algebra 1 https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?level=11.00. This class will just meet once a week. Free

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

Class Type: Academic, Not graded- but hours documented.

Teacher: Tami Conklin

Class Fee: Free

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

IEW

This year we will be offering Institute for Excellence in Writing! This class will be twice a week, to ensure enough time for each lesson and guided practice. Student workbooks/packages are required and can be purchased online.

"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: 12:30pm Monday & 12:30 Thursday

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Julie Brown

Class Fee: $TBD Price will depend on how many students are in class.

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.