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Tuition Note:  The prices listed on class description are based on a 3-tier system based on the date of registration.   See the handbook for details.

2021-2022 CHAT Classes


Science

For assistance in choosing the correct class, see our class track guidelines.

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Applied Engineering 7-9 Laura Kirkwold Enter into the world of engineering through a series of in-class hands-on projects.
General Science 7-9 Laura Kirkwold Apologia General Science course including labs and demonstrations, covering general foundations, fossils, and creation vs. evolution in first semester, and life science in second semester
Physical Science 8-10 DeAnn Gerdin Apologia Physical Science course including lectures, labs, and demonstrations. Topics include earth science, pre-chemistry, and pre-physics.
Biology 9-12 DeAnn Gerdin A college-prep high school Apologia Biology course designed to teach the study of life from the microscopic level to the ecology level all from a biblical perspective with quality, hands on laboratory experiments   Both classes are FULL. 
Chemistry 10-12 Laura Kirkwold  Apologia high school chemistry course along with lab, which exercises the student's practical-problem-solving skills and scientific reasoning   
Honors Chemistry 10-12 Laura Kirkwold  Apologia high school chemistry course along with Spectrum's lab, providing excellent preparation for the student that is planning to take chemistry in college or pursue a science major
Art of Anatomy A 7-12 Andrea Merboth This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (1st semester only)  (Offered in 2022-23)
Art of Anatomy B 7-12 Andrea Merboth This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (1st semester only)  This class is canceled.
Physics 10-12 DeAnn Gerdin Apologia Physics course for students who have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry.  It is designed to inspire students to discover how matter and energy interact in God's creation. Lessons, hands-on labs, and collaborative group work are used to investigate fundamental concepts in physics . 

 

Social Studies

For assistance in choosing the correct class, see our class track guidelines.

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
American History & Literature 9-12 Kim Witthuhn History is drama with enormous consequence--which is exactly how this high school level class will be presented via a combined medium of literature and textbook. 
Civics 9-12 Sonja Hettinga A study of how our government, economic, and political systems are supposed to operate as defined by our founding fathers 
Cultural World Geography 9-12 Kim Witthuhn A look at world geography through the lens of culture and history.   (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in 2022-23)
High School World History 9-12 Angela O'Dell This class is about making connections through observation, discussion, and exploration, as we journey from Creation through the Modern Age.
Jr. High Cultural Geography 7-8 Laura Johnson A class that explores geographic areas, cultures, religions, governments, and current events around the world.
Jr. High World History 7-8 Sarah Nelson A course that follows the development of human civilization from the beginning of recorded history.
World Wars I & II 9-12 Sarah Nelson A course exploring World War I and World War II and how it has shaped our world. 

 

Math

For assistance in choosing the correct class, see our class track guidelines.

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Pre-Algebra 7-9 Kim Nelson A course designed to prepare students for Algebra 1
Algebra 1 8-10 Kim Nelson Algebra 1 is a first level algebra class preparing students for Algebra 2 
Geometry 8-12
Kim Nelson
The study of geometry including the construction of proofs 
Algebra 2 9-12 Kim Nelson A continuation and extension of Algebra 1 and equivalent to a College Algebra course (CLEP eligible)    This class is almost full.
Statistics Unit 9-12 Kim Nelson A 3-week online statistics unit (2nd semester)
Pre-Calculus 10-12 Kim Nelson A high school/college level course (CLEP eligible)    

 

Writing, Language Arts, Literature

For assistance in choosing the correct class, see our class track guidelines.

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
English A 7-8 Kim Witthuhn A course intended to introduce students to formal writing and literary analysis, with a strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.  This class is FULL.
English B 8-9 Kim Witthuhn A course intended to expand students’ proficiency in formal essay writing and literary analysis, with a strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary.  This class is almost full.
Writing 1- Basic Composition 9-12 Tammy Prichard A high school writing course focused on building good writing techniques, reviewing grammar, and analyzing literature.

Writing 2 - Advanced Composition 10-12 Tammy Prichard A high school writing course focused on more complicated essays, documentation principles, advanced grammar, and literary analysis. 
Writing 3 - Writing and Research 10-12 Tammy Prichard In addition to improving their academic writing skills, students will focus on writing longer papers, developing research skills and using proper documentation.
Creative Writing 8-12 Sonja Hettinga Techniques and formats to transform passive writing into active writing (full year class or by semester)

 

Speech

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Jr. High Speech 7-8
Andrea Merboth
A fun introduction to public speaking for Jr. High students (1st semester only) 
Public Speaking and Debate 7-12
Andrea Merboth
Most people are quite uncomfortable speaking in public, yet Christians need to be a voice in the conversations. Public Communications is a course to train students to be competent, interesting and comfortable speakers. 

 

Foreign Languages

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Sign Language 1 7-12 Jill Mann-Porvaznik An introductory course in ASL sign language 
Sign Language 2 7-12 Jill Mann-Porvaznik A second year course in ASL sign language
Sign Language 3 8-12 Jill Mann-Porvaznik A third year course in ASL sign language
Sign Language 4 9-12 Jill Mann-Porvaznik A fourth year course in ASL sign language
Spanish 1 7-12 Sue Welsh

First year high school Spanish 

Spanish 2 8-12 Sue Welsh Second year high school Spanish  The Wednesday class is FULL.  The Thursday class still has room.
Spanish 3
9-12
Sue Welsh Third year high school Spanish  This class is almost full.

 

Physical Education and Health

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Ballroom, Swing & Salsa 8-12 Kim Nelson A course exploring different styles of partner dancing  (1st semester only) (This class is not offered in 2020-21)
Girls Fitness 7-12 Sarah Nelson A fun, upbeat strength-building class for girls of all ability levels.
Girls Self Defense 7-12 Peter Sterling A class designed specifically for women's self defense 
Karate & Self Defense 7-12 Peter Sterling A Christ centered class in karate and self defense. 
Salsa Rueda 8-12 Kim Nelson An interactive, partner-changing Latin dance (2nd semester only)
Swing Dancing 8-12 Kim Nelson A class to learn to swing dance

 

Performing Arts

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Ballroom, Swing & Salsa 8-12 Kim Nelson A course exploring different styles of partner dancing  (1st semester only) (This class is not offered in 2021-22 )
Beginning Guitar Group Lesson 7-10 Chris Depoian A small group guitar lesson open to students who are new to the guitar  This class has been canceled for the fall.
Drama Class 7-12
Andrea Merboth
A course in learning dramatic skills such as acting, building voice animation, and physical expression (1st semester only)
Encore! 7-12 Andrea Orem Encore! - A dynamic home school ensemble with an emphasis on singing technique and performance (full year strongly recommended)
Grace Notes 7 Andrea Orem A singing group and music course (mostly) studying singing, also music appreciation and musical notation and theory (for CHAT 7th graders and eCHAT 5th and 6th graders)
Guitar & Strings Lessons 7-12 Chris Depoian One-on-one lessons in guitar, ukulele, bass guitar or mandolin catered to the individual that focuses on
techniques, songs, note reading and music theory 
(semester class)   
Salsa Rueda 8-12 Kim Nelson An interactive, partner-changing Latin dance (2nd semester only)
Swing Dancing 8-12 Kim Nelson A class to learn to swing dance (1st semester only)


Arts

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Advanced Art Exploration 9-12 Sandy Adler An advanced art class that will explore familiar and new mediums (This class is not offered in 2021-22 but will be offered again in 2022-23 )
Art Learning by Leonardo 7-12 Andrea Merboth An exploration of artists, who they were and what they did, and the incorporation of those same skills into the students own art style.
The Art of Anatomy A 7-12 Andrea Merboth This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (This class is not offered in 2021-22 but will be offered again in 2022-23 )
The Art of Anatomy B 7-12 Andrea Merboth This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (1st semester only)  This class is canceled.
The Art of Creation 7-12 Andrea Merboth The Art of Creation combines a look into several scientific disciplines plus exploring the art of watercolor, chalk pastel and 3-D art (2nd semester only) 
Beginning Oil Pastels 7-12 Sandy Adler An introduction to the use of color and painting through the medium of high-quality oil pastels. (2nd semester only)
 Drawing Basics 7-12 Sandy Adler A class that provides a solid foundation in drawing basics (1st semester only) 
Mixed Media A 8-12 Sandy Adler An intermediate class where students work in the mediums of pen and ink, watercolor pencil, and compressed charcoal, as well as continuing at a more advanced level with oil pastel. (This class is not offered in 2021-22 but will be offered again in 2022-23 ) 
Mixed Media B 8-12 Sandy Adler An intermediate class where students work in the mediums of pen and ink, watercolor pencil, and compressed charcoal, as well as continuing at a more advanced level with oil pastel. 
Photography - Product and Marketing 1 7-12 Tina Culbertson An introduction to the exciting world of product and marketing photography.  (1st semester only) 
Photography - Product and Marketing 2 7-12 Tina Culbertson A continuation in the exciting world of product and marketing photography.  (2nd semester only) 
Photography: Studio and Landscapes 7-12 Tina Culbertson New curriculum for Studio and Landscape photography.   (1st semester class, offered again in 2022-23)
  Photgraphy: Events and Action 7-12 Tina Culbertson New curriculum for Event and Action photography. (2nd semester class, offered again in 2022-23)
Watercolor 7-12 Andrea Merboth A course that will explore the very versatile, but sometimes tricky medium of watercolor art (2nd semester only)

 

Electives

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
ACT Test Prep and College Essays 10-12 Tammy Prichard This course is designed to prepare students for the ACT test multiple choice sections, the writing component of the ACT and SAT, and college application essays. (2nd semester only)
Bible Quizzing 6-12 Amanda Johnson Scripture memory and competition!
Docs, Sheets, and Slides! 7-9 Sam Adjei An Introduction to Office Applications (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations)
Intro to Computer Programming and Web Design 7-12 Sam Adjei An introduction to Computer Programming and Web Design, including operating systems and applications  This class is FULL.
Logic and Leadership 8-12 Angela O'Dell A course to develop your high schooler’s logic and leadership skills. 
Jr. Hi Girls Dgroup 7-8 Hayley Plaisted A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.
Sr. High Girls Dgroup 9-12 TBD A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.
Jr. High Guys Dgroup 7-8 TBD A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.
Sr. High Guys Dgroup 9-12 TBD A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.

 

Teacher Assistant for eCHAT

For CHAT students who are interested in working with an elementary teacher in an eCHAT class.

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
eCHAT Kindergarten Enrichment K Lisa Berscheid Assisting in the kindergarten eCHAT class.
eCHAT Art Assistant 7-12 Kara Hammond and Andrea Merboth Assisting in an eCHAT art class.
eCHAT 1st Grade Assistant 7-12 Christina Sluka Assisting in the eCHAT 1st grade class.
eCHAT 2nd Grade Assistant 7-12 Joni Mockler Assisting in the eCHAT 2nd grade class.
eCHAT Gym Assistant 7-12 Michael Nelson Assisting in an eCHAT gym class.
Kindergarten Enrichment 7-12 Lisa Berscheid Assisting in the Kindergarten class.
eCHAT Math Assistant 7-12 Lisa Berscheid Assisting in an eCHAT Math Enrichment class.
eCHAT Music Assistant 7-12 Andrea Orem Assisting in an eCHAT music class.
eCHAT Science Assistant 7-12 Sarah Schultz and Laura Kirkwold Assisting in an eCHAT science class.
eCHAT Writing Assistant 7-12 Bonita Jerome and Laura Johnson Assisting in an eCHAT Writing Enrichment class.

  

CLEP Eligible Classes

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Chemistry or Honors Chemistry 10-12 Laura Kirkwold High school chemistry helps prepare students for the CLEP test.
Algebra 2 9-12 Kim Nelson A continuation and extension of Algebra 1 and equivalent to a College Algebra course
Pre-Calculus 10-12 Kim Nelson A high school/college level course