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each K-8th grade student must enroll in a 9:15, a 10:15 and an 11:15 course

*Students must enroll in courses that align with the grade level they are enrolled in with your umbrella school. Students may choose to take courses that are designed for younger grade levels, but may not advance to higher grade levels. The only exceptions for moving up are for middle and high school students who have completed the prerequisite courses.* 


PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BEFORE MAKING CHOICES


Nursery is available for younger siblings who are age birth-3 years. 

Pre-K is available for younger siblings who are ages 3-5 and fully potty trained. 
Time slot: 9:15-12:15
Tutor: Nikki Samler
Some of the learning objectives for our Pre-K program are as follows: Exploring new experiences, making new friends, socializing within a learning and play environment. We will utilize several common pre-school learning and play activities: including but not limited to puzzles, coloring pages, games, play doh and crafts. We also explore different active experiences each week: including the playground, gym, dancing and nature walks (weather permitting). Each week is a new journey in the preschool class where each student will be allowed to freely exhibit their learning style and will be introduced to other styles of learning. Basic skills of colors, numbers and letters of the alphabet are also introduced in fun learning activities.

Class Title: Story Time                                                         Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 9:15 
Tutor: Ginger Smith
Book cost: None
Description: This class will use classic children’s books for a whole learning experience. Using read-aloud books as our base, we will enjoy hands-on activities and social interaction.
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Sing and Spell                                                  Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Jamie Ely
Book cost: None
Description: This class will use music and motions to help children learn to read and spell difficult words based on the sight word program, Heidi Songs. The class will focus on common K-1st grade sight words. The songs are fun, engaging, and effective!
Homework expected: None

Class Title: PE                                                            Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Jessica Groce
Book cost: None
Description: Students will participate in a variety of activities to encourage a healthy active lifestyle. Activities will range from large motor skills and mental awareness of the body to working together as a team on challenges. We’ll use a variety of objects from balls and hula-hoops to jump ropes and a parachute!
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Bible                                                               Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Ginger Smith
Book cost: None
Description: We will spend our time together each week digging into the word of God. We will experience scripture through reading, songs, crafts and games.
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Bugs and Light                                                            Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Stephanie LoPinto 
Book cost: None
Description: Explore, examine, and learn about the bigness of God, as we study tiny things (insects), and His marvelous light. We will enjoy hands-on activities, simple worksheets, crafts, and journeys through creation.
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Before 5 in a Row                                                        Grade level: K-1 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Jessica Groce
Book cost: None
Description: A shared-literature class filled with rich Classic stories about different cultures, geography, science and history. The overall approach is gentle and relational rather than heavily academic. The activities in the lessons address the needs of children with different learning styles. This will be especially good for hands-on learners and for relational learners who thrive on personal discussion and interaction.  
Homework expected: Homework will be very minimal, if given.

Class Title: Geography (Abeka)                                                    Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: TBA
Book cost: None
Description: In this class our main focus is going to be states and capitals. We will also be learning about the American Flag and facts about the United States. We will be doing crafts and worksheets to go along with the lessons. 
Homework expected: Practice memorizing states and capitals 

Class Title: Art                                                                                Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Krystle Duncan & Mindy Barnes
Book cost: None
Description: Art class is simply fun and highly creative.This class for 2nd and 3rd graders will encourage use of imagination and boost brain activity. Kids will be introduced to basic art techniques. They will discover how to use pencils, paint, pastels, and paper. They will learn about artists and recreate those particular art styles. 
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Five in a Row                                                             Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Beth Erickson
Book cost: None
Description: We will use the FIAR curriculum (volumes 1-3) to pull lessons from several award winning, rich picture books. Throughout the school year we will cover subjects such as art, math, science, geography, morality, literary devices, and spend time enjoying good books together. This will be a class of hands-on story application and just a few “homework” assignments over the entire course.

Class Title: Hands on Math                                                           Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Sarah Suttles
Book cost: None
Description: This class is an hour designed to supplement and complement, but not replace your math lessons at home. We will be boosting the basics and growing our math minds using games, activities, and experiments to sharpen skills. 
Homework expected: Minimal to none

Class Title: Magic School Bus                                                   Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: TBA
Book cost: None
Description: The Magic School Bus is an animated television series. Each episode is a new science adventure for Ms. Frizzle and her students. Students will learn watching the series and doing hands-on activities, such as experiments, crafts, coloring, etc. It is a fun and exciting way to teach little ones about the human body, space, nutrition, habitats, and lots more. 
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Cursive & Crafts                                                      Grade level: 2-3 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Jamie Ely
Book cost: None
Description: This class is designed to help kids learn cursive based on the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and improve fine motor skills while having fun. Kids will learn new cursive letters on individual chalkboards before practicing with paper and pencil. They will also make crafts to improve their scissor skills and other fine motor skills. This class will incorporate some fun movement activities as well to help with coordination needed for many school-related tasks.
Homework expected: 15 minutes per week (such as jumping jacks, handwriting, or scissor tasks)

Class Title: Human Anatomy                                                      Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Kim Dorn
Book cost: None
Description: Human Anatomy and Physiology Text is from Apologia.
Let's study the human body! From cells to body structures and systems. Projects and activities will make the lessons come alive! Each student will create a paper model of the human body and all its organs. 
Homework Expected: Around 30 minutes a week 

Class Title: Zoology                                                                   Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Sarah Suttles
Book cost: None
Description: Come with us on an adventure as we travel through jungles, deserts, forests and farms to learn about the variety of enchanting creatures that God has made to inhabit the earth! We will complete projects and experiments in class. Simple note taking will be taught in class.
Homework expected: Daily reading, weekly worksheets, as well as a test approximately every 2 weeks to be completed at home. Approx. 30 min per day. 

Class Title: IEW: Ancient History                                              Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 9:15 
Tutor: Jennifer Torres
Book cost: $15
Description: Experience the adventures of the ancient world! This theme-based writing curriculum exposes students to the ancient world through cultural literature and the study of famous places and events while they learn to write with the Structure and Style®️ writing method.
Homework expected: 30 min - 1 hour a week.

Class Title: Kid’s Kitchen                                                            Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Amber Davis
Book cost: None
Description: In this class your children will learn fun, simple and tasty recipes and snacks they can prepare on their own for themselves or for others!
Along with that we will also cover basic kitchen skills ie: measuring, slicing, proper utensil/appliance usage, time management, menu planning etc!
We will also choose recipes that reflect seasons, holidays, and cultures.
Please note: although we will try to be as inclusive as possible if there are severe allergies such as (gluten) or certain food lifestyles (vegan) we cannot guarantee the recipes we choose will be able to accommodate those things. In addition, this will be a very hands on class and we will be around sharp objects, hot ovens, boiling water, and things of that nature so please take that into consideration as well before signing up. :)
Thank you and I look forward to getting crafty in the kitchen with your kids
Homework expected: None

Class Title: Inside Stories                                                           Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Krystle Duncan
Book cost: various novels (some provided)
Description: This course is designed to explore various novel selections. The literature will represent juvenile fiction genres, including: biography, fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction and science fiction. Students will engage in writing, art, history and geography studies connected to the novel selected.
Homework expected: Weekly reading outside of class will be required, maximum 30-45 minutes a week.

Class Title: Survival/Life Skills/Home Economics                     Grade level: 5-8 grades
Time slot: 10:15 
Tutor: Jennifer Torres
Book cost: None
Description: In this class we will be going back to basics!
This year, we will learn how to budget, write checks, save money, and the importance of knowing survival skills. This will include learning about clean water, outdoor cooking, learning how to grow your own food, camping/outdoor skills and general knowledge of self sufficiency.
Homework expected: None 

Class Title: US Geo/States & Capitals                                       Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: TBA
Book cost: None
Description: Come and learn what capitals are, the capital for each state, as well as some fun facts about each of the 50 states in the US. We will also learn what each state is “famous” for. Whether it be mountain ranges, landmarks, national parks, people, or food that originated from that area, there is always something exciting and new to learn about the United States of America. 
Homework expected: None

Class Title: World Geography                                                     Grade level: 4-6 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Heather Wallis
Book cost: None
Description: This World Geography class is designed to help students acquire basic knowledge about each continent. Class activities will include reading and marking maps to show country borders and physical features; graphs showing population, physical formations, natural resources, etc; learning about climate, vegetation, animals, languages, cultures, and more. Occasionally crafts and games will be incorporated into the lessons.  
Homework Expected: None 

Class Title: One-Hour Mysteries & Critical Thinking                 Grade level: 4-6 grades 
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Nahalia Carmack 
Book cost: None
Description: One Hour Mysteries offers five motivating mysteries that students can solve using clues and logical reasoning. Students become "crime scene investigators," analyzing clues found at a crime scene and applying forensic techniques in their analysis.
Homework expected: Little to no homework

Class Title: Civil War History                                                       Grade level: 7-8 grades
Time slot: 9:15 
Tutor: Steven Dye
Book cost: None
Description: This class will focus on the individuals that participated in the Civil War. Presidents, officers, common soldiers, nurses, spies, and assassins. We will have discussions on weapons, experimental weapons, and technology. Students will gain knowledge and appreciation for the bloodiest war in American history. Class supplies 2 inch notebook, pen or pencils, poster board (large) and markers for the end of the year project.
Disclaimer: There will be a class session that will have examples of non-firing, replica weapons. If a student does not wish to participate in this particular class session, they must join their parent for that hour.
Homework expected: Homework will be weekly question handouts that may take up to an hour a week. Also a short paper, and an end of the year project will be required. 

Class Title: Tennessee History                                                  Grade level: 7-8 grades 
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Amber Davis 
Book cost: None 
Description: In this class we will explore and discuss the state's well known facts and history, as well as the NOT so common. From the people and places to folklore and legend, we will journey across our great state together while never actually leaving our classroom.
Some lessons might include food or drink in the lesson so if your child has any allergies or restrictions please let me know. I look forward to exploring our great state with your kids!
Homework expected: Occasional homework and hands-on projects. 

Class Title: IEW: Modern World History                                   Grade level: 7-8 grades
Time slot: 10:15 
Tutor: Emily Knoppel
Book cost: $25
Description: “The world is at your fingertips! This theme-based writing curriculum allows students to experience world history through cultural literature and the study of famous people and events while learning to write with the Structure and Style® writing method.” IEW provides an effective, step-by-step method that leads students through the process of outlining and constructing scholarly essays by incorporating rich vocabulary, excellent grammar, and plentiful literary devices.
Homework expected: Expect about 2 hours of homework each week

Class Title: Speech/Debate                                                      Grade Level: 7-8 Grades
Time Slot: 10:15
Tutor: Nahalia Carmack
Book Cost: None
Description: Students will begin to learn techniques in speech preparation and presentation. The class will cover different types of speeches such as Persuasive, Informative, and Impromptu. Students will learn the process of preparing and writing a speech. Students will also learn more about body language, eye-contact, and other elements of formal presentation.
Homework expected: Some homework required when researching a speech topic 

Class Title: General Science                                                     Grade level: 7-8 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs
Book cost: None; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd Edition. The class touches on the history of science, the scientific method, simple machines, geology, paleontology, and human anatomy.
Homework expected: Daily reading and questions with a test approximately every two weeks at the end of each module.


Class Title: Math-U-See Pre-Algebra                                          Grade level: 8th grade
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Beth Erickson
Book cost: $44 for workbook; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: Course will cover many subjects including positive and negative numbers, variables, solving equations, graphing and more. Your student must have mastery over fractions, decimals, and percents. They must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, mixed numbers, decimals and percents. They must also be able to change between fractions, decimals, and percents. EDGE will allow 7th graders who are on an advanced math track to take this course. Please speak to the Director about how this affects EDGE courses in the future. 
Homework expected: 1 hr. daily

Class Title: Math-U-See Algebra 1                                            Grade level: High School 
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Cari Rohrich
Book cost: $44 for workbook; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: A traditional style, mastery oriented algebra course. It covers subjects like signed numbers, solving for unknowns, writing equations from word problems, graphing lines, and many more. Scientific calculator needed for class.
Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra.
Homework expected: 45 minutes daily

Class Title: ASL 2                                                                      Grade level: High School 
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs 
Book Cost: None
Description: Textbook used by tutor: A Basic Course in American Sign Language
Course will cover: differences between the visual ASL language and spoken language, ASL history and basic deaf culture, ASL sentence structure and facial grammar rules. Although students won't need their own copy of the textbook, they should have a sign language dictionary. They will also need access to the internet for videos.
Prerequisites: ASL 1
Homework expected: There will be weekly homework. Daily review of vocabulary and concepts.

Class Title: Chemistry with Lab                                                 Grade Level: High School
Time Slot: 9:15
Tutor: Crystal Reid
Book Cost: None; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: With the use of the Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry text, this class will cover all major aspects of Chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ionic and covalent compounds, and understanding chemical equations. Grades will be based on notebooks, tests, and class participation.
Prerequisites: Students must have at least completed Algebra I, and it is recommended that the students be enrolled in (or completed) Algebra II while taking Chemistry.
Homework expected: Daily homework and tests, which will be provided; 
approximately 1 hour a day.

Class Title: Math-U-See Geometry                                           Grade level: High School 
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Cari Rohrich 
Book cost: $44 for workbook; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: A Complete study of shapes, formulas and proofs. Students will need a calculator, protractor, and compass for this class. 
Prerequisites: Students must have completed Algebra I.
Homework expected: approximately 45 minutes a day. A syllabus will be provided to students covering daily assignments and tests.

Class Title: Math-U-See Algebra 2                                             Grade level: High School 
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Mindy Barnes
Book cost: $44 for workbook; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: Subjects covered include rational expressions, solving for several unknowns, graphing, conics, writing equations from word problems, trigonometric functions, and many more. Scientific calculator needed for class.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Homework expected: 45 minutes daily.

Class Title: Physical Science with Lab                                     Grade Level: High School
Time Slot: 10:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs
Book Cost: None; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition. The class touches on all the physical aspects of the world from the layers of the earth and atmosphere to the stars and the solar system. Basic topics include weather, physics of motion, Newton's laws, forces of creation, sound and light. 
Prerequisites: This course requires an understanding of unit conversions and solving with equations. Students must have completed Pre-algebra.
Homework expected: Daily reading and questions with a test approximately every two weeks at the end of each module.

Class Title: IEW: Bible Based Writing Lessons                        Grade level: High school 
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Emily Knoppel 
Book cost: $15
Description: “Delve into Bible stories and themes while learning to write with structure and style.” IEW provides an effective, step-by-step method that leads students through the process of outlining and constructing scholarly essays by incorporating rich vocabulary, excellent grammar, and plentiful literary devices. We will also explore great works of literature (books TBD) throughout the year.
Homework expected: Expect 4-5 hours of homework per week. (This includes novel reading time) 

Class Title: Biology with Lab                                                     Grade Level: High School
Time Slot: 11:15
Tutor: Kim Dorn
Book Cost: None; Textbook provided by EDGE
Description: With the use of the Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology Text, this class will cover all 5 Kingdoms as well as learn some basics of Taxonomy, Chemistry, Genetics, Ecology, and the Cell. Three dissections will be done in the Spring Semester. Grades will be based on notebooks, projects, tests, and class participation.  
Prerequisites: General Science (Physical Science recommended but not required.)
Homework expected: Daily homework as well as 3 Projects throughout the year; approximately 1 hour a day.

Class Title: Econ/Gov                                                              Grade level: 11-12 grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Krystle Duncan
Book cost: Copy of the Constitution online or $2 copy from Amazon or a bookstore. 
Textbook provided by the Edge. 
Description: US Government and Economics teaches the basics of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the bicameral government system, federalism. Students will also better understand the inner workings of the US political system. The economics portion will teach the basic concepts of the economy, theories of how the economy should work and how the economy affects people on a personal basis. 
Prerequisites: None
Homework expected: Daily homework approximately 45 minutes. 
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