Our High School Classes
Check out what your high schooler will be doing:


LANGUAGE ARTS
 Mythology and Folklore: HS Literature
We will read literature from around the globe exploring the beginnings of many civilizations and their folklore. Students will use creative projects, multi-media, and discussions to explore important themes of literature and of humanity. We will not work on research papers in class, but, rather, the understanding of the text, creative writing, and mechanics. This course is designed to foster an exploration of our multi-faceted world and enjoyment of reading same.

Course offered Thursday from 1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Language Arts



Advanced Writing Essays & Research Papers This course will progress from the fundamentals through writing research papers. Students will work through the process of writing an essay from the pre-writing stage to the revision stage. After essays, we will tackle writing research papers from prewriting on through the revision stage. Students will plan and develop one research report. At the end of the year, students will be able to plan, develop, draft, and revise a research paper with parenthetical citations and Works Cited page, all utilizing MLA style.

Course offered Thursday 12:30-1:25 pm
Suggested ages are 12-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Jameka DeLaine

Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Language Arts

SCIENCE
Earth Science/Geology
Earth Science is generally taught in the middle study grades with a broad overview of our planet Earth. It includes not only what is happening in the Earth’s crust, but its ocean, atmosphere, and weather.   Geology is an older word, it actually refers to the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth. This is typically taught in high school grades and college levels.   The two will combine giving the high schoolers a broader sense of the Earth and the middle schoolers a deeper look at Earth’s crust and movements. The requirements for high schoolers will be heavier than the middle schoolers.  •Students will explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved. •Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earth’s surface is formed. (Rock composition and formation) •Students will interpret the geologic conditions and processes that form different rocks and minerals.  •Students will apply geologic knowledge to the use of resources in the Earth and the control of human impacts on Earth’s systems. •Students will describe various sources of energy and with their uses and conservation
**Georgia colleges' admissions requirements require either Earth Science or Chemistry be taken at a high school level**

Course offered Tuesday 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200 per semester with $50 Material Fee
This class is taught by Kiesha Shoemaker
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Science


Chemistry
This year-long course serves as a complete high school chemistry course with lab work. The class will meet for a two-hour block once a week exploring concepts, having discussions, and performing lab work. There will be a fair amount of research-based learning aspects to the course so students can delve deeper into the topics that interest them while learning at least a little on all required topics. There will be quizzes, lab reports, a science fair, a debate, and exams. It's recommended that students have completed Algebra 1 before taking this class.
**Georgia colleges' admissions requirements require either Earth Science or Chemistry be taken at a high school level**

Course offered Tuesday 10:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 14 to 18
Tuition is $300 and $75 Material Fee
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Science


MATHEMATICS
 Gentle Algebra (2nd year)
This course is year two of a two-year Algebra class. It is a student-paced comprehensive presentation of algebra for the high school student touching on equations and functions, real numbers, equations of lines, graphs of equations and functions, writing linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations, and probability.

Course offered Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $300
Class taught by Aimee Andrichak
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


Algebra
This course is a comprehensive presentation of algebra for the high school student touching on equations and functions, real numbers, equations of lines, graphs of equations and functions, writing linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations, and probability.

Course offered Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested ages are 13 to 18
Tuition is $300
Class taught by Aimee Andrichak
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


Geometry
The course will cover main points of geometry including points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, and area. Class offered Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:25 pm Target ages for 13 to 18 Tuition is $300 Class taught by Aimee Andrichak Algebra 2 The course will cover polynomials, complex numbers, rational exponents, radicals, functions, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, and logarithms. The students will need a graphing calculator.

Course offered Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13 to 18.
Tuition is $300
Class taught by Aimee Andrichak
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Mathematics


SOCIAL SCIENCE
 World Religions
A Theology course for teens. This class will cover Eastern and Westen religions, how they came to be, what they believe, how they are different and similar to ones we know. We will visit places of worship and listen to guest speakers that are faith leaders. Alongside our learning, we will focus on listening skills, finding a common ground, and forming communication across differences.

Course offered Tuesdays 2:30-3:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13-18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Social Sciences


U.S. Government
Held first-semester, High School students will learn the foundations of our federal, state, and local governments, how it grows and adapts, as well as study next year’s election cycle. Field Trips, projects, volunteering, and current events will pair with papers to create a well-rounded learning experience.

Course offered Tuesdays 1:30-2:25 pm, first semester only
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer
Suggested high school credit: .5 Social Sciences


Economics
Held second-semester, this course focuses on the Keynesian and Friedmanite economic theory systems. Students will learn the concept of money, the law of supply and demand, debt, inflation, finances, and the government’s influence on the economy.

Course offered Tuesdays 1:30-2:25 pm, second semester only
Suggested ages are 13 to 18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer 
Suggested high school credit: .5 Social Sciences


FOREIGN LANGUAGE
ASL 1
*This course is not offered this year. It will be offered for the 2023-2024 school year. *

ASL 2
ASL 2 course is a continuation of ASL 1 language skills. This course expands the study of sign language vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and Deaf cultural awareness. Emphasized in this course are conversational skills, storytelling, and practical application.

Course offered Tuesday 11:00-11:55 am
Prerequisite Class: ASL 1
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages


French 1

French 1 is an interactive learning course to explore the French language and various French cultures. The course is designed for you to communicate by speaking, reading, writing, and understanding written and spoken French. The book we will use is Promenades ISBN: 1618570145 or ISBN13: 9781618570147

Course offered Thursday 3:30-4:25 pm
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Jameka DeLaine

Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages

French 2

French 2 is the continuation of French 1. It is an interactive learning course to explore the French language and various French cultures. The course is designed for you to communicate by speaking, reading, writing, and understanding written and spoken French. The book we will use is Promenades ISBN: 1618570145 or ISBN13: 9781618570147

Course offered Thursday 2:30-3:25 pm
Prerequisite Class: French 1
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Jameka DeLaine 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages


Spanish 1
This class will tackle Spanish language learning as well as cultural exploration. It is only scheduled once a week on-site. Therefore, there is a strong listening component for home as well as traditional grammar and vocabulary exercises. We will be, in the main, project-based, exploring the language conversationally utilizing the order of most common words onwards.

Course offered Thursday 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested ages are 13-18.
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 World Languages


Spanish 2
*This course is not offered this year. It will be offered for the 2023-2024 school year. *

HUMANTIES
Painting: Acrylic and Watercolor
All new lessons-no repeats from previous years. Learn to paint with these two popular water-based mediums. This is a fun class where you can gain knowledge about color theory, value, and different types of brushwork. Find out what makes a good composition. Make abstract art, landscapes, still life pieces, and more. Experiment with palette knives and other experimental “brushes.” This class is perfect for beginners and those with more experience. Every day is a good day to paint!

Course offered Tuesday at 2:30-3:25 pm
Suggested ages are 8 -18
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Amy Durant 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Humanities


Sketching
Practice contour drawing, learn how to draw the shapes the eyes see, create depth and space with value knowledge, study famous and contemporary artists. The class will focus on the elements of drawing: composition, line, space, value, and proportion. Learn to draw abstract and realistic pieces, self-portraits, gestural drawings, still life studies, and character design. A supply purchase list will be sent out by the teacher following student registration.

Course offered Tuesday at 1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested ages are 8 -18
Tuition is $200
This class is taught by Amy Durant 
Suggested high school credit: 1.0 Humanities