Class Descriptions: Middle and High School Level
Check out our classes for our students aged 12 and up:

LANGUAGE ARTS
Middle School Ancient Literature
We will read global, age-appropriate literature, write creative projects, and have discussions to explore important themes of literature and of humanity. We will not utilize the five-paragraph essay in this class, but, rather, an 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. This class can be paired with MS World History or taken separately.

Course offered Thursday from 11:00-11:55 am
Suggested Ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


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


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 Kellie Scheer 



SCIENCE
Middle School Engineering
This course will focus on a multi-disciplined approach to exploring the world of engineering. Through study and hands-on classes, the students will create bridges, towers, cities, Rube Goldberg creations, and more.  All while learning the hows and whys of building.

Course offered Tuesday 12:30-1:25 pm
Suggested Ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200 and $75 Material Fee
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


Earth Science
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 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 high schoolers a broader sense of the Earth and 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 meets Tuesday from 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested Ages: 13-18
Tuition is $200 per semester with $50 Material Fee
This class is taught by Kiesha Shoemaker 



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, 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 is 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



MATHEMATICS
Middle School Math
This class will focus on working on the math fundamentals needed to confidently move into a pre-algebra problem. Hands-on activities help to solidify concepts, making them readable and understandable to students so these principles can be applied in higher levels of math. We will also learn logical thinking using games and activities. This allows students to better problem solve and rationally think through the problems. Concepts covered will be: •Decimals •Number Theory and Fractions •Collecting and Displaying Data •Plane Geometry •Ratio, Proportion & Percentages •Integers •Perimeter, Area & Volume •Functions & Coordinate Geometry.

Course offered Tuesday  1:30-2:25 pm
Suggested Ages are 12-18
Cost: $200 per semester
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


Pre-Algebra
This is a year-long course that covers the basic foundations of Pre-Algebra, which will lead students into Algebra I with confidence. ​ This class will use logic puzzles, games, and recreational math in order to build a solid level of confidence in students' abilities to apply mathematical concepts. Daily homework will be provided as well as tests given to check student progress and let the teacher know what topics need reinforcing.

Course offered Tuesday  2:30-3:55 pm 
*Note: This class is 90 minutes
Suggested Ages are 12-18
Tuition $300
Class taught by Kiesha Shoemaker


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


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


Geometry

The course will cover main points of geometry including points, lines, planes, angles, parallel lines, triangles, similarity, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, and area.

Course offered Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:25 pm
Suggested ages are 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



SOCIAL SCIENCE
Middle School World History
Students will explore history from the indigenous peoples through the 20th century. Hand in hand with learning people and dates is hearing the stories and understanding the broader themes. This class can be paired with Middle School Ancient Literature or taken separately.

Course offered Thursday 10:00-10:55 am
Suggested ages are 11-14
Tuition is $200
Class taught by Kellie Scheer


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 


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


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 



WORLD LANGUAGE
Taste of Languages: Exploring Four Foreign Languages
Students will tackle one quarter each of French, Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew learning the alphabets, common phrases, fun words, and simple sentences. Each of these languages could be pursued in high school as the required foreign language units. Or, If you are like me, all of these languages can be taken in high school, college, and beyond.

Course offered Tuesday from 9:00-9:55 am
Suggested Ages are 11-15
Tuition is $200
This class is taught by Kellie Scheer 


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


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 Kellie Scheer


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 Kellie Scheer


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


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

ELECTIVES
Curiosity Quest 
A flexible alternative to a traditional scouting program, this educational incentive club uses badges and awards to encourage students to take their education to the next level. Students will participate in interest-driven activities in the following Areas of Discovery: Outdoors, Health and Safety, Home, Character, Art, Science/Technology, Knowledge, World, and Agriculture.

Course offered Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm
Suggested Ages 5-14
Tuition $200
Class taught by Jennifer Humphreys


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

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  

Drama 
Join us for games, improvs, and performances as we learn the fun and fundamentals of acting and writing. Students will produce and perform skits and plays while learning teamwork and the joy of performance. Performances at the end of each semester.

Course offered Thursday from 10:00-12:00 pm
Suggested ages 8-18
Tuition is $300
This class is taught by Mary Felts