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

2022-2023 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 + STEM 7-9 Laura Kirkwold This Apologia General Science course (new text!) includes labs and demonstrations.  It covers note taking, study skills, critical thinking skills, lab report writing, a basic science overview, and some STEM projects.
Life Science 7-8 Sarah Schultz A junior high life science class with labs.  This class is FULL.
Physical Science 8-10 DeAnn Gerdin Apologia Physical Science course including lectures, labs, and demonstrations. Topics include earth science, pre-chemistry, and pre-physics.   The Wednesday class is FULL.  The Thursday class still has room.
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. 
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.
Beauty of Science and Creation 9-12 Andrea Merboth This class class explores several scientific fields of God's creation while growing artistic skills in drawing, chalk pastel and watercolor.
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.  (This class will be offered again in 2023-24.)

 

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. 
World Geography 9-12 Kim Witthuhn The study of cultural and physical world geography (This class is offered every other year. It will be offered in 2022-23 and again in 2024-25)  
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.  (This class will be offered again in 2023-2024.)
Jr. High Cultural Geography 7-8 Laura Johnson A class that explores geographic areas, cultures, religions, governments, and current events around the world.  This class is FULL.
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.  (This class will be offered again in 2023-2024.)

 

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. This class is almost full.
Algebra 1 8-10 Kim Nelson Algebra 1 is a first level algebra class preparing students for Algebra 2. 
Geometry 9-12
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)  
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 almost 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 FULL.
Writing 1- Basic Composition 9-12 Amanda Gonlsalves A high school writing course focused on building good writing techniques, reviewing grammar, and analyzing literature.

Writing 2 - Advanced Composition 10-12 Amanda Gonsalves A high school writing course focused on more complicated essays, documentation principles, advanced grammar, and literary analysis. 
Writing 3 - Writing and Research 10-12 Kim Witthuhn 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 Exploring God's gift of written creative expression. (full year class or by semester)

 

Speech

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Jr. High Speech 7-8
Sonja Hettinga
Have fun getting comfortable with public speaking and interpersonal communication.  (1st semester only) This class is almost full.
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. 
Spanish 3
9-12
Sue Welsh Third year high school Spanish. 

 

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 2022-23)
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. 
Guys Fitness 7-12 David Alvarado Have FUN while getting Stronger, Faster and more Confident!
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. (1st semester only)

 

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 2022-23 )
Beginning Guitar Group Lesson 7-10 Chris Depoian A small group guitar lesson open to students who are new to the guitar. 
Drama Class 7-12
TBD
A course in learning dramatic skills such as acting, building voice animation, and physical expression. (1st semester only) (This class may not be offered in 2022-23 )
Encore! 7-12 Andrea Orem Encore! - A dynamic home school ensemble with an emphasis on singing technique and performance.
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)   
Guitar Ensemble 8-12 Chris Depoian A group of intermediate student musicians will prepare to play a set of songs by the end of the semester.  (2nd semester only)
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
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.
Beauty and Science of Creation 9-12 Andrea Merboth This class class explores several scientific fields of God's creation while growing artistic skills in drawing, chalk pastel and watercolor.
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)
Ceramics 1 9-12 DeAnn Gerdin Ceramics 1 is an introductory course to stoneware hand-building focusing on basic techniques such as slab, coil, and pinch.  This class is almost full.
Ceramics 2 9-12 DeAnn Gerdin Ceramics 2 will offer more advanced hand-building techniques and improve upon what was taught in Ceramics 2.
 Drawing Basics 7-12 Sandy Adler A class that provides a solid foundation in drawing basics.  (1st semester only)  This class is almost full.
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 almost full.
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.  (This class is not offered in 2022-23 but will be offered again in 2023-24 ) 
Photography - Product and Marketing 1 7-12 Tina Culbertson An introduction to the exciting world of product and marketing photography.  (This class is not being offered in 2022-23.) 
Photography: Studio and Landscapes 7-12 Tina Culbertson A fall semester photography class with hands on projects and shooting assignments.  (1st semester class)
  Photgraphy: Events and Action 7-12 Tina Culbertson New curriculum for Event and Action photography.  (This class is not being offered 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 Kim Witthuhn 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: The Best Story Ever 9-12 Mandy Benson This is a high school level Bible class where students are not only taught that they should read the Bible, but are taught HOW.
Docs, Sheets, and Slides! 7-12 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. 
Introduction to Personality and Temperament 9-12 Kim Witthuhn A class for students to understand themselves better and apply this knowledge to their lives.
Logic and Leadership 8-12 Angela O'Dell A course to develop your high schooler’s logic and leadership skills. (This class will be offered again in 2023-24.)
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

We would love to have some of our CHAT students work with our elementary teachers  in their eCHAT classes!  For a list of eCHAT classes and the eCHAT schedule, click on the Classes tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page. 

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
All eCHAT Classes K-6 Varies Assisting in an eCHAT 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