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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.

2024-2025 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. 
Physical Science 8-10 Amanda Gardiner Apologia Physical Science course including lectures, labs, and demonstrations. Topics include earth science, pre-chemistry, and pre-physics.  This class is FULL.
Biology 9-12 Sarah  Schultz A college-prep high school biology course with labs  This class is 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.

 

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 Kim Witthuhn A study of how our government, economic, and political systems are supposed to operate as defined by our founding fathers.  This class is almost full.
World Geography 9-12 Kim Witthuhn The study of cultural and physical world geography.
High School World History 9-12 TBD This class is about making connections through observation, discussion, and exploration, as we journey from Creation through the Modern Age.   (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in the 2025-26 school year.)
Jr. High Cultural Geography 7-8 Renee Ramler A class that explores geographic areas, cultures, religions, governments, and current events around the world.
Jr. High World History 7-8 Kim Witthuhn A course that follows the development of human civilization from the beginning of recorded history.

 

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 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)    
Personal Finance 9-12 Kim Witthuhn This course will help students develop their financial literacy from a Christian perspective. (2nd semester)

 

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 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. (1st semester only)
Creative Writing 8-12 Ana Bochnicek A course in which students will both read and write genres such as fiction, autobiography, and poetry, growing in their creative writing skills through technique and peer critique. (full year class or by semester) 

 

Speech, Debate, and Communication

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Communication Skills for Life 7-9 Kia Bihl This will be a fun and engaging class where students will learn the art of communication!
Jr. High Speech 7-8
Sonja Hettinga
Have fun getting comfortable with public speaking and interpersonal communication.  (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in 2025-26.)
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.  (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in 2025-26.)

 

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 Becca Patenaude

First year high school Spanish. 

Spanish 2 8-12 Becca Patenaude Second 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 2024-25)
Girls Fitness 7-12 TBD 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 Michael Nelson Have FUN while getting Stronger, Faster and more Confident!
High School Health 8-12 TBD This class will equip the high school student with the tools to live a healthy, balanced life, now and in the future.  (This class is not offered in 2024-25)
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 2023-24 )
Encore! 7-12 Hannah Janssen Encore! - A dynamic home school ensemble with an emphasis on singing technique and performance.
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
Art Exploration II 7-12 Mary Bradley Our focus in this year's Art Exploration ll promises to be a lot messier than last year, as we investigate various kinds of sculpture and printing.
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.
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. 
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 2024-25 but will be offered again in 2025-26 ) 
Photography: People, Events and Action 7-12 Erin Johnson Students will learn how to use their camera, composition, lighting, posing, and develop a sense of timing.
Photography: Studio, Nature and Landscape 7-12 Erin Johnson Students will learn how to use their camera, composition, and lighting with studio lighting and outdoor elements. . 
Watercolor 7-12 Andrea Merboth A course that will explore the very versatile, but sometimes tricky medium of watercolor art

 

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)
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.
Career Exploration 9-12 Kim Witthuhn A class for students to understand their unique design and explore career options that will work with their design.  (2nd semester) (This class is not offered in 2024-25 but will be offered again in 2025-26 ) 
Connect
(Jr. High Girls)
7-8 Kia Bihl This is a fun and engaging class for 7th and 8th grade girls to connect!
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.  (1st semester) (This class is not offered in 2024-25 but will be offered again in 2025-26 ) 
Logic and Leadership 8-12 TBD A course to develop your high schooler’s logic and leadership skills. (This class is not offered in 2024-25.)
Personal Finance 9-12 Kim Witthuhn This course will help students develop their financial literacy from a Christian perspective. (2nd semester)
Study Skills 8-10 Kim Witthuhn A class for students to learn and practice skills that will enable them to develop better study habits and be more successful in school. (1st semester)
Sr. High Girls 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 older 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 6-12 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