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2017-2018 Fall Semester


Science

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

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Applied Engineering 7-9 Laura Glassel Enter into the world of engineering through a series of in-class hands-on projects.   This class is FULL.
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 Laura Glassel Apologia Physical Science course including labs and demonstrations, covering earth science and pre-chemistry in first semester, and pre-physics in second semester. 
Biology 9-11 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   The Thursday class is FULL.  The Wednesday class is still open.
Marine Biology 10-12 DeAnn Gerdin And advanced biology course in marine biology.
This class is almost full.
Chemistry 10-12 Laura Kirkwold  Apologia high school chemistry course along with Spectrum's lab, which exercises the student's practical-problem-solving skills and scientific reasoning   
Chemistry CLEP Test Prep 10-12 Laura Kirkwold A 5-session companion class for students in Chemistry to prepare them to take the CLEP test for college credit.
Physics 10-12 Laura Glassel Physics including labs and demonstrations, which is an algebra based high school course that serves as college-prep or just to better understand the design of the universe
The Art of Anatomy 7-12 Andrea Merboth & DeAnn Gerdin This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in 2018-2019, 1st semester only.)

 

Social Studies, Economics, and Worldview

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

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
American History & Literature 9-12 Michelle Griep 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 Michelle Griep 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 Laura Glassel 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 2018-2019.)
World History 7-8 Sarah Nelson A course that follows the development of human civilization from the beginning of recorded history. This class is FULL.
World Studies 7-8 Laura Johnson A class that explores geographic areas, cultures, religions, governments, and current events around the world. (This class is offered every other year.  It will be offered again in 2018-2019.)
Worldview 9-12 Michelle Dikken A comparative religious and philosophy course using Summit Worldview Academy materials to teach students how to understand and apply the Christian world view

 

Math

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

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Math Olympics 7-9 Angela Harper A fun and interactive class that focuses on math concepts and skills needed for success in current and future math classes 
Middle School Math 6-8 Christina Sluka A core class to prepare students for Pre-Algebra 
Cancelled
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
This class is almost full.
Geometry 8-12
Kim Nelson
The study of geometry including the construction of proofs 
This class is almost full.
Algebra 2 9-12 Kim Nelson A continuation and extension of Algebra 1 and equivalent to a College Algebra course (CLEP eligible)    
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 Annette Anderson A writing class that incorporates literature, vocabulary, and grammar
English B 8-9 Kim Witthuhn A course intended to expand students’ literary analysis and writing skills with a focus on basic essay structures, consistent style and grammar, and the fundamentals of research and academic formatting.
Writing 1- Basic Composition 9-12 Tammy Prichard A high school writing course focused on building good writing techniques, including grammar
Writing 2 - Advanced Composition 9-12 Tammy Prichard A high school writing course focused on various forms of essays in order to enhance and improve students' writing abilities.
Writing 3 - Research and Writing 10-12 Tammy Prichard A college-prep course in research writing, teaching students to write effective research papers using a process approach (1st semester only)
British Literature 9-12 Tammy Prichard A course exploring British literature (2nd semester only)
Creative Writing 8-12 Michelle Griep Techniques and formats to transform passive writing into active writing (full year class or by semester)

 

Speech

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
Speech: Public Communications 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 
This class is almost full.
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  The Thursday class is FULL. The Wednesday class is still open.
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)
Health & Fitness 7-9 Dana Piper A class that combines classroom health instruction and gym time sports and fitness activities
Salsa Rueda 8-12 Kim Nelson An interactive, partner-changing Latin dance (2nd 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)
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 Karen Bjorlin Encore! - A dynamic home school choir with an emphasis on singing technique and performance (by semester or full year)
Grace Notes 7 Karen Bjorlin 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 Lessons 7-12 Ben Adler
and
Jared Sells
One on one lessons 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)


Arts

Course Name Grades Tutor Course Description
3-D Art 7-12 Andrea Merboth A hands-on class that explores the art of simple sculpture, texture, and design (2nd semester only)
Art Studio 8-12 Andrea Merboth An advanced art class incorporating studio time using different mediums (2nd semester only)
Art Survey 7-12 Andrea Merboth Hands-on art that incorporates the Masters
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)  This class is FULL.
Mixed Media B 7-12 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 1 7-12 Tina Culbertson An introductory photography class for students of all levels of experience.   This class is FULL.
Photography 2 7-12 Tina Culbertson An intermediate photography class.
The Art of Anatomy 7-12 Andrea Merboth & DeAnn Gerdin This class class combines life sciences with drawing/watercolor as an endeavor to see the masterful work of God. (1st semester only -offered again in 2018-2019)
Watercolor 7-12 Andrea Merboth A course that will explore the very versatile, but sometimes tricky medium of watercolor art (1st semester only)

 

Electives

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
Girls Mentoring Group (tentative) TBD Seeking Tutor A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.
Guys Mentoring Group (tentative) TBD Seeking Tutor A  group that will meet weeky to hang out, be challenged, and grow in faith and character.
Information Security 9-12 Jonathan Johnson A practical overview of technical and human elements of Information Security, providing awareness, training, and hands-on activities that will enable students to “think securely” in an increasingly digital world.
Robotics 1 7-10 Laura Glassel An introductory course in robotics and programming. (1st semester class) This class is FULL.
Robotics 2 7-10 Laura Glassel An intermediate course in robotics and programming. (2nd semester class)
Web Design 1 7-12 Kim Nelson A course in website design and coding in HTML5  (This is a semester class and will be offered again in 2018-2019 )

 

Teacher Assistant for eCHAT

For CHAT students who are interested in working with an elementary teacher in an E-CHAT 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 EEE Assistant 7-12 Christina Sluka Assisting in the grades 1-2 eCHAT class.
eCHAT Gym Assistant 7-12 Sarah Stensgaard 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 Karen Bjorlin Assisting in an eCHAT music class.
eCHAT Science Assistant 7-12 DeAnn Gerdin and Laura Kirkwold Assisting in an eCHAT science class.
eCHAT Writing Assistant 7-12 Laura Johnson Assisting in an eCHAT Writing Enrichment class.

  

CLEP Eligible Classes

Course Name
Grades Tutor Course Description
CLEP Chemistry workshops 10-12 Laura Kirkwold A 5-session companion class for students in Chemistry to prepare them to take the CLEP test for college credit.
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