Classes

2020-2021 School Year

 

 

 

Why are the class sizes so small?

Classes through our program are kept small in order to facilitate a true cooperative learning environment with our students’ needs kept foremost in mind.  The classes are individualized according to the needs of the students. Activities progress according to the progress and needs of the students.  Our students are successful in this safe, fun learning environment.

 

How is it different from tutoring?

Tutoring is a form of reteaching or breaking down learning into smaller steps to help someone who struggles. Our classes go beyond that, evaluating where each student is on a concept, and helping them be successful as they learn the concepts.  We use questioning to guide students through the learning process, and to help them understand and correct mistakes they are making. 

The classes are formatted as a cooperative environment where students see how other kids process the information and discuss how we think through games and questions. The end result helps students to see how they learn, and how to organize their work.

 

 

 

 

 

Math Level 1

Basic Operations – Number sense, subitizing quantities, Addition and Subtraction Math Facts, Place Value through 100 Billions, and Adding and subtracting large numbers through the use of place value.

Math Level 2

Multiplication and Division facts, long multiplication and division, word problems, multiples, Prime factorization, Introduction to fractions including adding and subtracting with common and mixed denominators.

Math Level 3

Fractions, Decimals, Metric System, and Percents

Pre-Algebra

Eases the transition from basic arithmetic to algebra. Review operations such as integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Statistics and geometry concepts will extend foundational concepts in preparation for algebra.

Algebra 1 A

Develops an understanding of algebra by justifying methods and by explaining how to solve problems. Concepts discussed include graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, solving rational equations, and graphing quadratic functions.  This course will take a slower pace, and will cover the first half of the Algebra 1 curriculum, allowing for more time and practice for students.

Algebra 1 B 

This course will be a continuation of Algebra 1 A, and will be offered 2021-2022 School Year

Develops an understanding of algebra by justifying methods and by explaining how to solve problems. Concepts discussed include graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, solving rational equations, and graphing quadratic functions.  This course will take a slower pace, and will cover the first half of the Algebra 1 curriculum, allowing for more time and practice for students.

Writing with Purpose

Sometimes our struggling learners struggle to write a complete sentence.  Sometimes they can tell stories but not put them down on paper. Other times, they can write informally in journals and free-writes, but can’t organize an academic paper.  What is the solution?  

Our class will focus on the following:

  • Writing a complete sentence (1-2 weeks)
  • Organizing thoughts
  • Selecting three areas of a topic to discuss
  • Thesis statement
  • Transition words

Other topics will be addressed as needed for each class, including but not limited to Run-on sentences, Punctuation, Word choice, Using adjectives and adverbs

Prelude to Glory – Fall 2020

This Bible course will focus on the last 100 hours of Christ’s life on earth. 

Classes will be divided by grade level – 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Star of David – Spring 2021

This Bible course focuses on the signs and  promises focused around the birth of Christ, and the fulfillment of these prophecies from the Old Testament.

Classes will be divided by grade level – 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

World Geography

Have you ever wanted to travel to another place?  Whether it’s a different city or another country, the world around us is filled with different peoples with their own unique customs and traditions.  Come along and explore with us from your own backyard to across the world!

History by Choice

Did you ever wonder why things happened in the past? Or what motivated people to do what they did?  Have you ever wondered how technology has changed over time?  There is a lot of history out there just waiting to be discovered.  Join us as we uncover the past as we explore the world around us.

Science Fair

What do you know about your favorite animal?  What is the best type of tree for building an observation deck and why? How does the human body work?  Scientific discoveries are everywhere around us, whether it is a completely new idea or the refinement of an old one.  In this class we will discover the world around us through observation and experimentation.