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Advanced Chess Strategies 
Period 1
Description
Chess is fun, and it's a great way to improve your thinking skills. In this class, we will continue to discover the ideas that make chess a fun game! We will study openings, tactics, middlegame strategies, and endgames. We will play some games to learn, but most of the time we will analyze our games or Grandmaster games.
TeacherSamuel Deng
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades3rd through 12th
PrerequisitesThis class is for players who are able to quickly identify threats, common tactic patterns, and strategies covered in Intermediate Chess. The requirement is (1) previous tournament experience or (2) completion of Intermediate Chess with the teacher'
Required to purchaseBring tournament chess set and board to class on some weeks.
Character First Waitlist
Period 1
Description
According to God's Word, man's primary purpose is to glorify God. Learning character allows a child to recognize that they were formed by a loving Creator who has a purpose for their lives. Your children will learn about godly character as we explore eighteen qualities using stories from Scripture, history, and nature. Each quality is highlighted by an example from the animal kingdom plus crafts, activities, games and manners lessons. This class equips your family to learn character together at home. Awards are given for memorization each week. Kids love the beautiful trading cards they collect with each new quality. Homework: Memorize the definition of each character quality, and the "I will" statements (the practical application of the character trait).
TeacherTerra Patrick
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades1st through 4th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Chemistry and Physics for Kids 
Period 1
Description
Students will learn: the basics of the atom and how it relates to our material world, how various substances interact with each other chemically, radioactivity, mineral properties, characteristics of energy and machines and how the subjects of chemistry and physics tie into a Biblical worldview. Chemistry will be taught the first semester and Physics will be taught the second semester. This course will be taught with a view to preparing your student for upper chemistry and physics levels.
TeacherPatrick Nurre
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$75.00
Age / Grades4th through 8th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseChemistry Level I and Physics Level I both by Rebecca Keller. Instructor will order and distribute the books. All other class notes will be provided by the instructor.
Club ZOOM  
Period 1
Description
Club ZOOM is designed to get students excited about the amazing world God made based on the PBS show, “ZOOM!” Students in grades 3-5 will participate in exciting science experiments, games, crafts and lots of laughter. While utilizing their God-given ingenuity and creativity, students will learn the important skill of working as a team. Some of the favorite past activities in Club ZOOM were film canister rockets, catapults, human-sized bubbles, mice mazes, marshmallow poppers, marshmallow towers, golf ball towers, cornstarch slime and "Minute To Win It" relay games. This year Club ZOOM will be held in a large classroom with an emphasis on projects. Some experiments and games will take place outside when necessary. No homework!
TeacherAmy Sivley
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Exploring Ceramics Middle School 
Period 1
Description
Explore the world of ceramics in this exciting introductory class that will familiarize students with design elements: line, shape, form, texture, and color by utilizing hand building techniques: mold, coil, pinch, and slabs. Students will be encouraged to investigate sculpture and personal expression. Exploration of traditional and historical ceramic arts will be discussed. Students will create, glaze, and bring home their works of art throughout the year.
TeachersKelley Minor and Rachel Bourland
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$95.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchase
Fun and Sports 
Period 1
Description
An active class with lots of games to develop physical skills of running, throwing and catching. We also do sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer and racket skills. Classes start with prayer or a short devotional, with emphasis on class safety and having fun.
TeacherSarah Bender
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$5.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchasenone
History of the 20th Century 
Period 1
Description
This class is a comprehensive survey of the events and personalities of the 20th century and early 21st century and their significance on the world. Using the textbook as a framework, we will strive to not only study what happened but why, improve critical thinking skills, and apply our Biblical worldview to the study of history. Our units of study: Social Change, National Rivalry in Europe (1900-1914), The Great War and the Continuing World Crisis (1914-1939), The Second World War and Post-War Europe (1941-1947), The Cold War and the Transformation of Asia (1948-1964), Post-Cold War and the Rise of Terrorism (1991 – 2016). The coursework will be comprised of chapter readings, chapter reviews, student activities (maps, worksheets, and timelines), and tests. In class discussions and videos will highlight compelling points from the reading. Expect 3-5 hours of homework per week.
TeacherDeanna Mikiska
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesThis is a high school level class. Students must be able to read, write, and comprehend at a high school level.
Required to purchaseInternational History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Third Edition), ISBN 9780415656429
Kids In The Kitchen Waitlist
Period 1
Description
The kitchen is the classroom, where children will use No-Bake cooking methods to promote the following development & learning skills: Physical: small motor skills & hand/eye coordination; Social: problem solving, confidence, direction following; Cognitive: curiosity & problem solving; Math: numbers, patterns, measurement, simple fractions; Science: physical (solid, liquid, gas), predict & observe; Literacy: vocabulary, recipe cards, show & tell Art: creative design, edible art, painting with food We will use age-appropriate tools & recipes & will work individually with specific food allergies. Kids will end the year with their very own personalized cookbook!
TeacherCheryl Kotschevar
Monthly tuition$22.00
One-time materials fee$75.00
Age / Grades4 yr through K
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Life Skills 101 
Period 1
Description
Part home economics, part handy-man, part basic money management and more, Life Skills 101 teaches all of those important life basics that empower a person to become self-sufficient, live healthier, and more cost effectively. Here are just a few of the skills taught: Basic First Aid—CPR & stroke recognition. Home Economics - hem pants & sew on a button, make a household budget, balance a checking account, remove a variety of stains and frost a cake. Mechanical skills—check your car oil, unplug a toilet, use a hammer, wrenches and screw drivers correctly. These in addition to many more life skills will be taught in this hands on course to prepare you for all of those many skills required in adult life.
TeacherKim Cutuli
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades7th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseThe Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop by David & Sharon Bowers
Literature Club Junior 
Period 1
Description
Come travel the world through literature! Lit. Club Jr. uses a unit-study approach. We will dive into 9 fabulous picture books. Each story takes us to a new destination. Weekly class time offers fun, interactive, and engaging experiences where we explore the story's location, vocabulary, culture of that region, and a variety of topics relating to the book. Read alouds, map work, games, and crafts keep us busy. Weekly homework includes handouts and ideas for further exploration at home. Homework: Approximately 1 hour a week.For questions: pej1985@comcast.net
TeacherJenny Holmes
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$55.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
PrerequisitesStudent will need to have access to the featured stories through their local library or purchase. Book list will be provided in early summer.
Required to purchaseTeacher will provide all needed materials, except for the featured stories.
Modern Dance Level I-II 
Period 1
Description
Introduce students to the basics of modern dance with emphasis on correct alignment, energy contrasts, movement pattern development, and the fundamental principles of modern dance technique such as contraction, release, fall & recovery and improvisation. We will briefly explore Graham, Horton, and Limon techniques to learn from the founders of modern dance. Each class will include a set warm up with some strength training, across the floor (with set and improvised work), and a final movement phrase. We'll talk about anatomy & kineseology as we investigate movement as well. I would encourage at least 1 year of previous dance training. There will be some at-home reading to help us understand the history of modern dance and some of it founders.
TeacherAngela Schaefer
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites1 year of previous dance training.
Required to purchaseI'll be putting together a packet of at-home reading containing history of modern dance, different styles and some insight from different Christians in the field.
MS Drawing and More: Illustrated Journaling 
Period 1
Description
Drawing was once taught along with the 3R’s. It isn’t so much an ability as learning to “see.” Keeping an illustrated journal in this class is the key to developing both skill and satisfaction. We share our books, play drawing games to train the eye–and others that are just fun (no worries about drawing “right”), get journal-keeping tips, discuss famous artists’ work paired with the lesson, and draw the day’s project. General topics include: experimenting, contour, “mistakes,” positive/negative space, lettering, design, maps, color and perspective. Each week I email a class recap and “challenge.” I’m a graphic designer who draws daily–for more than “practice” (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning repeatedly: what I haven’t drawn, I’ve never really seen.
TeacherMeka Zieger
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Physics Zip, Zap, Zoom Waitlist
Period 1
Description
Learn about forces and motion, light and color, wheels, simple machines (levers, wedges, wheels/gears) magnetism, sound, inventions, and famous scientists. Lots of hands on activities and engaging activities for inquiring kids from making parachutes, flying airplanes, using Legos, mirrors, magnets, and lots more. Classes include hands on activities, you tube clips, and reading/circle time.
TeacherMolly Hurd
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades1st through 2nd
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchasenone
Preschool Gymnastics Waitlist
Period 1
Description
In this active class boys and girls will have the opportunity to work on balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and body control while having fun learning some basic gymnastics skills. These skill will include but not limited to jumping, skipping, crab walking, back bends, splits, controlled landings, forward and backward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. The class will mainly utilize gymnastics mats, mini-trampoline, and a floor balance beam.
TeacherCallie Jenson
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Private Instrument with Cynthia White 1st hour 
Period 1
Description
30 minute lessons: beginning violin or beginning to advanced clarinet instruction. Beginning students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, playing, and care for the instrument. Beginning violin instruction will focus on stance and technique with notation to follow when appropriate according to the Suzuki method. Beginning clarinet students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, blowing and fingering a standard Bb clarinet. More advanced clarinet students will learn scales, chords, sight reading and will explore the standard clarinet repertoire. Parent must be able to attend the lesson. Students will be expected to practice at home 15-60 min, 5 times per week depending on level of advancement. Clarinet grades 4-12 Beginning violin grades 1-6
TeacherCynthia White
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades1st through 12th
PrerequisitesInstrument must be provided by the student although the teacher will be willing to advise.
Required to purchaseexts will be determined on an individual basis after evaluation and purchased by the parent. (Beginning Violin: Suzuki Violin Method Vol 1, Suzuki CD Vol 1)
Private Piano - Driskill 
Period 1
Description
Your child will be assigned to one of two half hour individual lessons taught by Ms. Elaine. Lessons will be taught on an acoustic piano. The 30 minute individual piano lessons will focus on the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, and ear training. An incentive program is offered to motivate students to practice and complete their assignments. Fun musical games, creative worksheets, and iPad music apps are integrated into the lesson to reinforce theory concepts and enhance learning. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged to nurture the creative side of the developing musician. Each student is expected to practice for 20 - 30 minutes 4 days per week on their home instrument.
TeacherElaine Driskill
Monthly tuition$140.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 6th
PrerequisitesMust be able to adhere to teacher policies. For the home instrument, a beginner keyboard can be used for 4 months, then the family is required to upgrade to an acoustic piano or a fully weighted or graded hammer 88 key digital piano.
Required to purchaseWill be determined at the first lesson. The cost for each level of books is approx. $20 - $35, and students may progress through 2 - 3 levels per year.
Private Piano 45 min - Wartes Waitlist
Period 1
Description
45 minute piano lessons. The lesson will vary depending on the skill level of the student. Lessons will focus on note reading, musicianship, music theory, ear training all based on classical music. Some composers include Bach, Bartok, Schumann, & Kabalevsky. As the student's skills improve, we can branch out into other genres of music including hymns, worship music, reading off of chord charts, and transposing. There will be opportunities to participate in various piano events outside of class since Mrs. Wartes is involved in Washington State Music Teacher's Association. After an evaluation, the teacher will provide all beginning study, repertoire & method books. Younger/ beginner students need a parent/ coach to help with lesson practice, time, and discipline. Practice requirement: 20-30 minutes 5 days/ week for 1-2 year students. 30 & 60 minute lessons are available for intermediate or advanced students. Tuition rates are $135 & $225 respectively.
TeacherKandice Wartes
Monthly tuition$180.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 12th
PrerequisitesParent must be able to attend the lesson. Weighted keyboard or piano at home.
Required to purchaseParents will need to purchase books as the student progresses.
Private Violin with Theresa Sauvage 1st hour 
Period 1
Description
Violin Lessons Objective: The students will learn to play the violin using a mixture of Russian and Hungarian pedagogies in a private setting.My primary training has been a mixture of Russian School and Hungarian School techniques. I believe that each person is unique and that a “one size fits all” approach does not effectively work when teaching music. When I meet with each individual student, I assess their technical level and create an individualized curriculum. The curriculum will consist of: * Scales* Technical Exercises* Student Selected Pieces* Applicable Musicianship Exercises* Student Chosen Performance PiecesAs part of the musicianship, the students will learn how to notate and play their favorite songs as a means to provide a tangible connection between the written theory, ear training, and instrumental performance. They will also learn how to write their own duets for pieces that they know well.Students will be expected to practice on a daily basis between 10-30mins and I have created a practice tracking log so that both the student and myself can visually see the progress that they have made. If grading is required, it will be determined by the amount of progress made from the first to last lesson of the term as well as the tracking the amount of practicing in their practice logs.There are no prerequisites to this course and lessons would last for a half hour per week.
TeacherTheresa Sauvage
Monthly tuition$100.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseStudents will need to provide their own instruments and may be asked to purchase books after their playing level and interests have been determined.
Responding to Literature 
Period 1
Description
So many good books, so little time! This class is designed to introduce the rudiments of critical reading, discussion, and written literary analysis skills to the pre-high school student. Strong reading skills are recommended, as all reading will be done outside of class time. Parents are encouraged to be familiar with the books read in order to discuss possible mature subject matter with their students. The titles we read rotate on a three year cycle, and this year's books will include And Then There Were None; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; The Yearling; The Pearl; The Prince and the Pauper; and The Hiding Place, as well as various short stories.
TeacherSusan Dix
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$5.00
Age / Grades7th through 8th
PrerequisitesStudents should be independent readers and able to write well-constructed paragraphs.
Required to purchaseList will be provided.
SAT/ACT Prep 
Period 1
Description
Standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT, test not only students' knowledge of particular topics, but also challenge students to think critically how to solve problems correctly with limited time. One motto of this class is to answer each question "efficiently accurate". This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of materials tested as well as the strategies to perform well on these tests. Topics covered include refresher on math concepts, English grammar, reading strategies, identifying weaknesses and ways to overcome them, and test-taking skills. There will be four full-length diagnostic tests (without essay) administered offsite. Expect 2-3 hours weekly coursework including assignments and assessments.
TeacherEvi Lay
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesAlgebra 1 and Geometry.Can be taken concurrently with Algebra 2.
Required to purchaseRecommended (if not purchased, then students may need to print some assignments from the company's official website)1. The Official ACT Prep Guide2. The Official Study Guide
Think Like an Engineer (CTE)  
Period 1
Description
Join this class and get a taste of what engineers do on a daily basis. Become familiar with drawing things to scale and brainstorming as a team. Learn how to use a SLIDE RULE and TRI-RULER (why not?!) What is PSI (Materials)? Rotate 3-D objects in your mind and on 2-D paper (Drafting). Can this job be finished on time (Project Management)? Figure out which support is taking more load (Statics). Plan where to place schools, stores, sanitation, and farms relative to each other (Zoning). Practice Visual Estimation, become familiar with construction materials and uses. How can TRIZ help me invent and improve ideas? Teams will also be asked to solve a problem with nothing but the articles I lay before them. This class will involve many trips around the building to become familiar with locating, measuring, drawing, observing, and simply following directions their teammates have written. Learn what other types of engineering entails: Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Construction Science, Civil, Aerospace, Environmental, Petroleum etc… Students will be taught practical applications they can use now. Students will receive Engineer’s 100 foot measuring tape, Architect Tri-ruler, Engineering Tri-ruler, Engineering computation paper, Staedtler drafting pencils, drafting eraser and sharpener. Students will check out a textbook (from me FREE of charge) and borrow various tools during class (such as a slide rule). Typical class homework, if taking the class for leisure, will be less than one hour a week. If taking the class for CTE (Career & Technical Education) or elective credit expect 3 hours of homework/reading per week. Taught by a Quirky Mom and College Algebra Instructor (with a B.S. Civil Engineering) who writes Engineering articles for Highlights for Children Magazine.
TeacherCarrie Kirchner
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$100.00
Age / Grades8th through 12th
Prerequisitespre-algebra
Required to purchasenone
Turning on to Electronics Waitlist
Period 1
Description
Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics. Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta’s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era. Through hands-on activities, students will learn basic electrical and electronic principles, highlights about the history of electrical discoveries and inventions such as the battery, electromagnet, motor, generator, transistor, integrated circuits, digital electronics, and much more. Each week will also include a fun, short story about a scientist or inventor.Over the course of the year students will make a battery, basic electrical circuits, an electromagnet, a motor, and “breadboard” some simple electronics circuits using transistors, integrated circuits and other common electronic components. All hands-on activities are “low-voltage” using common, consumer electronics batteries.
TeacherEd Morin
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$75.00
Age / Grades5th through 8th
Prerequisites• Completion of 4th grade reading & math.• Students MUST be able and willing to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.
Required to purchaseNone. All class materials will be provided.
Your Amazing Body 
Period 1
Description
Join us as we explore one of God’s greatest creations: you! Young students will spend this class getting to know their Creator and their bodies. Your Amazing Body will combine Bible Stories that emphasize Creation, why God created us, and the relationship He wants to have with us. We’ll learn about our identity in Christ and his never-stopping love for us through a variety of stories, object lessons, and age-appropriate activities! In addition, students will learn about our bodies from head to toe. The Nervous System, Cardiovascular System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Digestive System, Exocrine System, and Respiratory System will all be explored with hands on activities and crafts. Students will become experts on their own bodies, how to fuel it properly, and how to take care of it as God’s Greatest Treasure!
TeacherHeather Danielson
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3 yr through K
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Period 2 Classes
Animals Around the World 2 
Period 2
Description
Due to popular demand, I am offering a sequel to my Animals Around the World class. In this class, we will learn about thirty-two new animals and their habitats. Children will have expanded opportunities to color their pictures with water color, crayons and color pencils. We will continue to use felt tip markers to outline our drawings. Weekly, students will follow step by step drawings of animals. Children will express their creativity and imagination in the backgrounds they add to each picture. Additionally, children will be encouraged to write their own creative paragraphs about their drawings. Once again, students will enjoy sharing their unique, hand drawn books with their families and friends. No Homework!
TeacherAmyJoy Stoesz
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Beginning Chess Waitlist
Period 2
Description
Playing chess improves concentration, problem-solving skills and pattern recognition and it’s a lot of fun! This class is for students new to the game or those who need more practice before entering the intermediate class. We will start with the basic rules of chess and notation and move on to simple tactics and checkmate patterns. Each class period will include a chess lesson and playing time. Emphasis will be on learning the game, having fun, and practicing good sportsmanship. At the end of the year we will play a friendly tournament with prizes. 2nd graders and older students are welcome. Students need to bring a chess set with notation markings to class each week. Homework: Completing one online lesson and one workbook lesson per week (approximately ½ hour) and playing games with family or friends.
TeacherMarilyn Wilke
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseNone but chess set with algebraic notation is required (teacher can order in August for $15)
Class Piano and Music for Beginners 2nd Hour Waitlist
Period 2
Description
So you want to learn to play the piano? This class provides your musician with an opportunity to explore basic piano skills and the foundations of music theory in a fun and interactive group setting. Students begin the year by naming all the notes on the keyboard and end the year having worked through classical technique for scales, chords, basic note-reading skills and transposition of songs in two different keys. The concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, listening and sight-reading are practiced through participation games and activities, as well as written worksheets. Sheet music is provided for weekly practice that includes classic songs, holiday favorites and traditional hymns. Materials are scaled to include not only age ranges for students, but skill level. It is important that students put in regular practice time at home. 15-20 minutes a day at least four times a week is recommended. Checkoff sheets, practice incentives and all music materials will be provided by the instructor. In class, students will work on individually assigned keyboards and headphones, but must have their own acoustic piano or appropriate keyboard to practice at home. Classwork is equivalent to most primer level and level one piano instruction programs. Students with some previous piano instruction are welcome.
TeacherKim Douglass
Monthly tuition$40.00
One-time materials fee$75.00
Age / Grades2nd through 6th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchasenone
Drawing and Sketching 
Period 2
Description
Learn to draw! Activities and projects to include still life drawing, portrait, how to pick a reference, drawing from reference, drawing from life, basic artistic elements (shadow, contrast, perspective, positive and negative shape, etc. . ). We will have an emphasis on practice, technique, doing your best, and using our talents for God. I enjoy challenging students to go beyond what they think they are able to do. Students will be required to keep a sketchpad during the week and come prepared to class. Taught by a professionally trained artist who loves seeing students succeed in their God given talents and learn new things! Students will receive there own drawing supplies kit and sketchpad.
TeacherChelsea Carbonell
Monthly tuition$27.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades6th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchasenone
Elementary Tumbling 2nd hour Waitlist
Period 2
Description
First timers or those with prior gymnastics experience, boys and girls will get the opportunity to be active and have fun learning basic gymnastic floor skills. These skills will start with forward/backward rolls, handstands and cartwheels, and advancing as kids are able. As a former gymnast of 20+ years and a coach for 10+ years I will work with each child at their ability level in a low key and fun atmosphere helping them gain confidence and grow in their abilities. Each class will include stretching, strength work, and skill work.
TeacherCallie Jenson
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / GradesK through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
English with American Literature 
Period 2
Description
This full credit English class will provide a survey of American Literature from the Puritans until modern day. Assigned works will include poetry, drama, short stories, and novels. Students should be strong readers and competent at constructing a multi-paragraph essay. Students write up to six literary analyses and also some brief research paragraphs. The focus of the class will be on developing critical reading, discussion, and writing skills. Possible authors studied include Anne Bradstreet, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Earnest Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Thornton Wilder, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
TeacherSusan Dix
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$5.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesStudents should be strong readers and able to write multi-paragraph essays.
Required to purchaseList will be provided.
English with British Literature 
Period 2
Description
Brit Lit is a chronological survey of important British literature (including novels, plays, poetry and short stories). This course will introduce you to the beauty of English language’s finest writing; you will see history unfold through the lens of literary culture.  We will practice complex text analysis through reading the works, then discussing them and writing about them. You will become careful readers, familiar with elements of literature such as imagery, symbolism, and tone. I will situate each text historically and theoretically in brief lectures, but most of class time will be spent in analysis and discussion. Our academic emphasis will be on complex-text analysis, historical synthesis, literary conventions and style, terminology, and so forth.  Writing assignments will include response papers, biographical sketches and short analysis papers. Each semester one formal complex text analysis will be assigned. I will coach you through writing projects of exposition, evaluation and close reading analysis.  Writers on the schedule include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Defoe, Austen, Bronte, Tolkien and Orwell, among others. This course is a 1 credit high school English course.
TeacherPenny Krouse
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$15.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesPrerequisites: Students should be competent writers of a multi-paragraph essay. Students should be mature readers and competent writers of a multi-paragraph essay, ready to analyze complex ideas.
Required to purchaseInstructor will provide a reader of poetry and short stories. Parent/students will borrow or buy copies of the major novels (about 8 or 9). The reading list will be provided.
Exploring Ceramics Early Elementary 
Period 2
Description
Explore the world of ceramics in this exciting introductory class that will familiarize students with design elements: line, shape, form, texture, and color by utilizing hand building techniques: mold, coil, pinch, and slabs. Students will be encouraged to investigate sculpture and personal expression. Exploration of traditional and historical ceramic arts will be discussed. Students will create, glaze, and bring home their works of art throughout the year.
TeachersKelley Minor and Rachel Bourland
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$95.00
Age / Grades1st through 2nd
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchase
Exploring Nature Waitlist
Period 2
Description
We will enjoy literature, music, poetry, art, games, crafts, and activities as we learn about and explore nature together. Each week we will dive into a different topic. We will become familiar with different types of weather, the seasons, the earth, animals, and even a little preschool physics! The goal is to kindle a love for science in young children by providing a fun and interesting introduction to science.
TeacherCarol Smith
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Foundations of Writing 
Period 2
Description
This writing class will incorporate several writing styles and techniques. The class will include: several poetry forms, improving and expanding sentences and paragraphs by employing various style techniques, narrative writing, various outlining styles, basic research papers (including note taking techniques), essay writing, and more. There will be a writing homework assignment each week. The 6th-8th grade students will receive grade reports twice during the year. Homework: approximately 4 hours per week. It is strongly recommended that students work with a quality grammar program while taking this course.
TeacherMark Olsen
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseStudent to provide: 3-ring binder (at least 2"), subject dividers, stapler, and thesaurus
Geology Rocks! Waitlist
Period 2
Description
We will start off with a unit on meteorology and track the weather throughout the year using the internet. Learn cloud types, follow moon phases, and learn basic geography of our state and the US. Study earth’s structure, crystals and minerals, rock types and fossils. We will then move to plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes! We will grow our own crystals, start a rock & mineral collection, tumble our own rocks, make a volcano and learn about earthquake waves. Occasional homework or projects. Perfect class for the aspiring geologist!
TeacherMolly Hurd
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisites3rd graders need to have solid reading and writing skills
Required to purchasenone
HS Drawing and More: Illustrated Journaling 
Period 2
Description
Drawing was once taught with the 3R’s to develop skill and satisfaction. Van Gogh said, “It’s looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.” Pursue the study of Art and Design by keeping an illustrated journal and learn to really “see.” This class uses your life as the vehicle for training the 4 A’s: Alertness...Appreciation...Aim...and...Art. Our medium will primarily be pen and watercolor as we focus on gesture, contour, dealing with “mistakes,” positive/negative space, lettering, elements of design, color and perspective; as well as reviewing famous artists’ work. Learning to draw on-location and keep a journal is key for future art careers. I’m a graphic designer who draws daily–for more than “practice” (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning repeatedly that what I haven’t drawn, I’ve never really seen.
TeacherMeka Zieger
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Intermediate Chess 
Period 2
Description
Playing chess improves concentration, problem-solving skills and pattern recognition and it’s a lot of fun for all ages! This class is for students who have completed the beginner class or can play a game through to checkmate while properly notating. We will cover common openings, tactics, checkmate patterns and endgame strategies. Each class period will include a chess lesson and playing time. Students need to bring a chess set with notation markings to class each week. Emphasis will be on improving their game, having fun, and practicing good sportsmanship. At the end of the year we will play a friendly tournament with prizes. My hope is that we can enter a Heritage high school team into the KingCo league. Members of that team would have to be currently taking a chess class at Heritage in order to participate. Homework: Playing games with family members or friends and completing one lesson online per week (approximately ½ hour).
TeacherDaniel Wilke
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades3rd through 12th
PrerequisitesCompletion of Beginning Chess class or able to play a full game to checkmate and properly notate it. Access to PC ½ hour per week.
Required to purchaseNone but chess set with algebraic notation is required (teacher can order for $15)
Joyful Young Authors 
Period 2
Description
Discover the joy of writing and illustrating in this children’s literature based, beginning-level writing class. While listening to a colorful and inspiring children’s book, your child’s imagination will soar before putting pencil to paper. Your child will develop writing skills by listening to teacher presentations, writing rough and final drafts, and self-editing. Paragraphs, narratives, letter-writing, short stories, book reports, and poetry included. Children will enjoy practicing their read-aloud skills when sharing their work with our class. In the spring, students will choose an assignment, and submit their original work for publication to a children’s magazine.*Your student will enjoy an occasional snack if it goes with the lesson; cookies—mmm—go perfectly with Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, don’t you think? Be prepared to pack an alternative snack if your child has food allergies.No homework will be assigned as our goal is to complete all writing assignments in class.
TeacherWendy Smith
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades1st through 3rd
PrerequisitesMust be able to compose and write a simple sentence.
Required to purchaseStudents will use journals, handouts, and lined or penmanship paper to complete assignments. Please bring a pencil and box of crayons or colored pencils to class each week.
Little House Book Club 
Period 2
Description
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live during pioneer days? Before electricity and cars, iPhones and Minecraft? Explore pioneer life - geography, history, science, food, and art - through the eyes of Laura Ingalls as she takes us from her Little House in the Big Woods to her Little House on the Prairie and then on to the Banks of Plum Creek. Make butter, grind wheat for bread, and learn how to make candy on snow! Build a pioneer town, discover the anatomy of a covered wagon, and maybe even make a corn husk doll or a straw hat! We will have opportunities to discuss, journal, timeline, and map Laura's journey and historical events of that time during class. Occasional homework plus weekly reading assignment. 2 possible field trips (optional).
TeacherWendie Williams
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$50.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
PrerequisitesAbility to read book series or listen to audio books, and write/copy independently.
Required to purchaseLittle House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek
MS Sentence Power and Vocab Blast Waitlist
Period 2
Description
All good writing begins with an author’s ability to wield language in a thought out, convincing, and meaningful way. Sentence Power and Vocab Blast will focus on two congruent topics: learning how to construct a sentence, and building vocabulary. The two naturally go hand and hand as a strong vocabulary aids in the building of strong sentences. Throughout the year we will learn to build better sentences through the medium of creative writing. We will explore the various ways in which creative writing can manifest (allegory, poetry, comic strip, epistolary, short-story, etc) and use our newly-learned vocabulary words as well as many literary techniques (alliteration, analogy, simile, personification, etc.) to create a stronger control over the English language as well as boosting the writer’s confidence. Turning sentences like this:“Alexis was really sad when she woke up. She had never cried for so long and felt like she’d never be happy again.”Into this:“The whole morning was a torrent of sadness. Alexis felt herself slipping deeper and deeper into a depression that seemed inescapable—fighting the onslaught of emotions seemed as useless as an effort to stop the ocean’s tide with a push broom. Homework will include a mixture of memorizing words, writing short samples, and a reading that serves as an example of the creative medium we are currently studying. Join us on our journey toward becoming a better writer!
TeacherPerry Jones
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Practical Theology & Apologetics Waitlist
Period 2
Description
Surveys have shown that roughly 2/3rds of kids in today’s evangelical, conservative, Bible-centered churches have “checked out” of Church and have decided, even as early as 6th or 7th grade, that Christianity is nothing more than a series of fairy tales and that it has been obsoleted by science. To combat this trend, the instructor will seek to:1. Teach students how to think critically,2. Demonstrate to students that the Christian faith is sensible and rationally defensible, and3. Get you, the parents, involved.Homework is given weekly in the form of a discussion question or two that must be discussed with and signed by a parent or guardian. The written responses will be collected and discussed in class.Topics include:* Why should anyone believe the Bible?* The Beginning (What is it?, When was it? Did God use the Big Bang?)* Theology (Attributes of God, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christology)* The Flood* How to talk to Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses,* and much, much more.Students 6th grade and older are welcome. Younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
TeacherDan Kreft
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades6th through 9th
PrerequisitesTeachable spirit, a desire to learn, and a willingness to be challenged.
Required to purchaseThe Holy Bible (instructor teaches from the NASB)
Preschool Dance and Creative Movement 
Period 2
Description
This is a great class for little girls and boys. Scarves, jingle bells, bean bags, ribbons, jumping dots, shaky eggs, silly songs… We work on techniques that will develop the all-important gross motor skills, keeping your kids fleet of foot and "shiny side up." These motions and concepts spill over into all of the other forms of dance as well as into many sports and activities that aren't dance-related. Students will dance using the principals of size, level, pathway, speed, shapes, body parts, line and circle. I'll teach "kid friendly steps" from marching all the way to skipping. Swim like a fish, pop like a bubble, and balance a bean bag on your ear!
TeacherCarrie Kirchner
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades3 yr through K
PrerequisitesMust be potty trained.
Required to purchase
Private Instrument with Cynthia White 2nd hour 
Period 2
Description
30 minute lessons: beginning violin or beginning to advanced clarinet instruction. Beginning students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, playing, and care for the instrument. Beginning violin instruction will focus on stance and technique with notation to follow when appropriate according to the Suzuki method. Beginning clarinet students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, blowing and fingering a standard Bb clarinet. More advanced clarinet students will learn scales, chords, sight reading and will explore the standard clarinet repertoire. Parent must be able to attend the lesson. Students will be expected to practice at home 15-60 min, 5 times per week depending on level of advancement. Clarinet grades 4-12 Beginning violin grades 1-6
TeacherCynthia White
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades1st through 12th
PrerequisitesInstrument must be provided by the student although the teacher will be willing to advise.
Required to purchaseTexts will be determined on an individual basis after evaluation and purchased by the parent. (Beginning Violin: Suzuki Violin Method Vol 1, Suzuki CD Vol 1)
Private Piano - Driskill Waitlist
Period 2
Description
Your child will be assigned to one of two half hour individual lessons taught by Ms. Elaine. Lessons will be taught on an acoustic piano. The 30 minute individual piano lessons will focus on the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, and ear training. An incentive program is offered to motivate students to practice and complete their assignments. Fun musical games, creative worksheets, and iPad music apps are integrated into the lesson to reinforce theory concepts and enhance learning. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged to nurture the creative side of the developing musician. Each student is expected to practice for 20 - 30 minutes 4 days per week on their home instrument.
TeacherElaine Driskill
Monthly tuition$140.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 6th
PrerequisitesMust be able to adhere to teacher policies. For the home instrument, a beginner keyboard can be used for 4 months, then the family is required to upgrade to an acoustic piano or a fully weighted or graded hammer 88 key digital piano.
Required to purchaseWill be determined at the first lesson. The cost for each level of books is approx. $20 - $35, and students may progress through 2 - 3 levels per year.
Private Piano - Wartes Waitlist
Period 2
Description
30 minute piano lessons. The lesson will vary depending on the skill level of the student. Lessons will focus on note reading, musicianship, music theory, ear training all based on classical music. Some composers include Bach, Bartok, Schumann, & Kabalevsky. As the student's skills improve, we can branch out into other genres of music including hymns, worship music, reading off of chord charts, and transposing. There will be opportunities to participate in various piano events outside of class since Mrs. Wartes is involved in Washington State Music Teacher's Association. After an evaluation, the teacher will provide all beginning study, repertoire & method books. Younger/ beginner students need a parent/ coach to help with lesson practice, time, and discipline. Practice requirement: 20-30 minutes 5 days/ week for 1-2 year students. 45 & 60 minute lessons are available for intermediate or advanced students. Tuition rates are $180 & $225 respectively.
TeacherKandice Wartes
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 12th
PrerequisitesParent must be able to attend the lesson. Weighted keyboard or piano at home.
Required to purchaseParent will need to purchase books as the student advances.
Private Violin with Theresa Sauvage 2nd hour Waitlist
Period 2
Description
Violin Lessons Objective: The students will learn to play the violin using a mixture of Russian and Hungarian pedagogies in a private setting. I believe that each person is unique and that a “one size fits all” approach does not effectively work when teaching music. When I meet with each individual student, I assess their technical level and create an individualized curriculum. The curriculum will consist of scales, technical exercises, student selected pieces, applicable musicianship exercises, and student chosen performance pieces. As part of the musicianship, the students will learn how to notate and play their favorite songs as a means to provide a tangible connection between the written theory, ear training, and instrumental performance. They will also learn how to write their own duets for pieces that they know well. Students will be expected to practice on a daily basis between 10-30mins and I have created a practice tracking log so that both the student and myself can visually see the progress that they have made. If grading is required, it will be determined by the amount of progress made from the first to last lesson of the term as well as the tracking the amount of practicing in their practice logs. Lessons are 30 minutes. Parent must be able to attend the lesson.
TeacherTheresa Sauvage
Monthly tuition$100.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
PrerequisitesNone.
Required to purchaseStudents will need to provide their own instruments and may be asked to purchase books after their playing level and interests have been determined.
Rocks, Minerals, Fossils and Dinosaurs 
Period 2
Description
In this class students will be introduced to the basics of rocks, minerals, fossils and dinosaurs. They will learn basic element, mineral and rock structures. They will also learn the connection between the Genesis Flood and fossils and dinosaurs. Students will learn some basic Greek and Latin roots as they study dinosaurs. The course will be taught from a young earth, global flood perspective and will incorporate basic science principles in geology. No homework or tests will be required. This is an in-class topic. Students will also receive a basic rock, mineral and fossil set.
TeacherPatrick Nurre
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$55.00
Age / Grades1st through 3rd
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone - instructor will furnish the instructional materials for the class. Students will be required to have a 3 ring binder, extra paper, pencils and colored pencils.
Soccer for Kids Waitlist
Period 2
Description
New and returning students alike will have a blast playing fun mini soccer games, learning new skills and honing old ones in this very active and energetic class. Students will not be waiting in long lines to do drills nor stand around listening to lectures by their coach/instructor. Each class time is maximized for fun and lots of touches on the ball which is the quickest way to improve soccer for young players. Perfect for beginning to intermediate players. More advanced players will be challenged at their own level by the instructor who holds a USSF National “E” coaching license. Nuggets of spiritual truths will be woven into the soccer games and training when appropriate.
TeacherMichael Lau
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / GradesK through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
stART Waitlist
Period 2
Description
stART is a combination of Stories + Art/Crafts. This class is designed to help enrich your child's love for reading and provide an opportunity for them to have fun discovering their own creativity. Join us as we explore great literature and use a variety of art mediums to create an assortment of projects and crafts based on stories used as a springboard for artistic inspiration. Themes may include: Seasons, Holidays, Authors and Series (i.e. Apples, Leaves, Pumpkins, Christmas, Snowflakes, Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and more). Through reading interesting books and giving children the opportunity to develop their artistic skills I hope to provide an environment where they can be imaginatively inspired, experience books coming alive, experiment with various art materials and have fun!
TeacherCarrie Stannert
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$50.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchasenone
Study Skills for Life and Learning 
Period 2
Description
Success in school and life is not dependent on intelligence but rather on a desire to achieve and the ability to manage time wisely. It is true, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink; but if the creature doesn’t know how to get to the water, it’s hopeless. With students, it can be similar. Without the skills to manage time, textbooks, and talents, their education may be a frustrating journey. Study Skills for Life and Learning is a project based class accompanied by textbook reading and peer sharing. It gives students tools to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses while incorporating necessary skills of listening, note-taking, goal setting, scheduling, organization, and test taking. Homework: Approximately 2 hours a week.For more information or a syllabus: pej1985@comcast.net
TeacherJenny Holmes
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$55.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesTeacher will provide text and all materials.Students must have access to a computer, printer, and the Internet.
Required to purchaseStudy Smarter Not Harder, 4th edition
Superb Social Skills Playgroup Waitlist
Period 2
Description
The use of social language to interact with peers is an important in the educational setting. Superb Social Skills Playgroup is a class that teaches students social skills in an engaging play-based environment by a certified speech-language pathologist. Cooperative play, turn-taking, listening in a classroom, conversational skills, and emotional awareness will be taught using story time, games, snack time, collaborative group art projects, and most importantly, free play. It will be a fun, interactive playtime with friends!
TeacherChristie Haigh
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisitesmust be potty trained
Required to purchasenone
WOW Science 
Period 2
Description
Discover the scientific Wonders of Washington (WOW)! From acorns to zooplankton, we’ll study all living things and their unique designs. Emphasis is placed on the flora and fauna of Washington State with an entertaining twist - memorable melodies that help us reinforce and remember the biology. Lecture demonstrations by the instructor are followed by “show and tell” presentations by the students. Homework consists of reading a chapter, learning vocabulary and a song (Don’t worry! You don’t have to sing in class.), completing research, and preparing for the next week’s presentation. Students need to purchase the texts, Lyrical Life Science, Volumes 1 & 2, by Doug and Dorry Eldon (ISBN 09646367-00 & -27). Purchase of workbook and song tape/CD is optional.
TeacherTerry Brenna
Monthly tuition$24.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades5th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseREQUIRED: Lyrical Life Science, Volumes 1 & 2, by Doug and Dorry Eldon, ISBN 09646367-00 & -27. (Purchase of workbook and song tape/CD is optional.)
Young Artists  
Period 2
Description
We will celebrate the artist in every child and provide opportunities for your young artist to paint like the Masters. Artists in history and the beauty of God’s creation will be our inspiration. Through a variety of art projects, your artist will experiment with colors, lines, shapes, textures, and various mediums. In addition to drawing and painting with quality materials, your artist will hand build with various clays, experiment with fish printing, make a wooden toy, tie-dye t-shirts, and work with Paper Mache. New artists and projects included.
TeacherPenny Lau
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$100.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
PrerequisitesWilling to get messy
Required to purchaseNone
Period 3 Classes
ABC Bible Songs Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Children who love to sing and learn God’s Word will enjoy this class. We’ll be singing and memorizing scripture, learning one verse of Scripture for each letter of the alphabet. Creative activities like games and crafts will also be used to help kids memorize verses. By the end of the year, the kids will have tucked in their hearts for years to come 26 Scripture passages along with a number of wonderful tunes!
TeacherKaren Lin
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades3 yr through K
Prerequisitesmust be potty trained
Required to purchase
Acting for the Stage 
Period 3
Description
This drama class will focus on technique for the actor using the Stanislavski method. We will cover many skills of the stage including vocal production, stage presence, listening and interacting in a group, and improvisation. Along with weekly theatre games and activities, we will work on scenes from two productions for this year. In the fall we will stage A Christmas Carol, and in the spring we will work on You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Weekly homework will include some reading of plays and texts, and line memorization--homework estimate is between 20-60 minutes per week. High school students looking to receive credit towards graduation may use Acting for the Stage for a 1/2 credit elective, or a 1/2 credit in the arts/music category.
TeacherKim Douglass
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades7th through 12th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
American Girl History 
Period 3
Description
Step back in time with Kaya, Josefina, Kirsten, Rebecca, and Kit as we explore United States history! We will study Native Americans in the 1700’s with Kaya, America’s Southwest Frontier with Josefina, early pioneer life with Kirsten, immigration to the U.S. in the 1900’s with Rebecca, and finally, the Great Depression with Kit. This class will include weekly discussions, maps and timelines, book reports, presentations, drawings, crafts, and your favorite and mine…a dollie and me tea party. Mmm—spice tea or apple cider with Kirsten’s ginger cookies! Homework: Read all books or listen to audio books according to reading schedule (approx. 1 book per week). There will be 2 book reports assigned. These will be started in class, and may be assigned for homework.
TeacherWendy Smith
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades2nd through 5th
PrerequisitesAbility to read book series or listen to audio books, and write/copy independently. 6th graders welcome!
Required to purchaseAmerican Girl series: Kaya, Josefina, Kirsten, Rebecca, Kit *A modified reading schedule will be sent out for those reading from the newer edition Beforever books.
Animals Around the World 1 Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Drawing and handwriting require many of the same skills. This class will not only engage students in learning the seven continents, but will also carefully help students develop the skills it takes to strengthen their letter formation skills. We will travel the world, learning about various animals and their habitats. Weekly, students will follow step by step drawings of animals. Students will be encouraged to use their creativity by adding to the background of each scene. Students enjoy sharing their unique, hand drawn books with their families and friends. No Homework!
TeacherAmyJoy Stoesz
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Aviation and Aerospace Experience 
Period 3
Description
Do you have the right stuff? ALPHA! BRAVO! CHARLIE! DELTA!Learn how pilots plan a flight, communicate with the tower, and navigate the skies. Investigate the shapes of planes and how different designs impact the way they fly. Make your own airplane models and test them out to see which designs fly farther, faster, and for the longest time. Learn about the maneuvers and skills that it takes to fight air-to-air. Use the power of your imagination to explore the future of spaceflight. How many different rockets can you make? Build stomp rockets, balloon rockets, model rockets and more. Learn about the concept of lift and experiment with your designs to optimize your rocket’s performance. What is it like to live on the International Space Station? How can you drink a glass of water without gravity? Is space food different than real food? The challenges of living and working in space have led to remarkable innovations. We’ve walked on the Moon! Next…MARS! Along the way, we will learn about many of the technologies, new and imagined, that humankind will need to travel throughout the final frontier!Our class will have two scheduled field trips outside of the normally scheduled class time at Heritage as part of the material fee. They include the Museum of Flight Aviation Learning Center and Journey to Mars in the Challenger Learning Center.
TeachersCheri Hennessey and Alexandria Hennessey
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Biblical Science 
Period 3
Description
Romans 1:18 tells us God has revealed His invisible attributes, His eternal power and His divine nature to mankind through His creation of the world. Using the creation week as our outline, we’ll embark on an exciting adventure to learn more about God through science. With demonstrations, hands-on exploration and application of His word, we’ll discover ways to use this information to glorify Him and concurrently lay the foundation for future science study. Although no homework is required, all students are encouraged to keep and review a science notebook, written and provided by the instructor. Activities for further enrichment outside of class time will be suggested which, if implemented by the parents, will provide a full week of science curriculum.
TeacherTerry Brenna
Monthly tuition$24.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades2nd through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseProvided by instructor
College Prep English 
Period 3
Description
This rigorous writing program focuses on the college-prep study of rhetoric and argumentation. Good writing is more than avoiding comma splices; it is a clarity of thinking, elegant reasoning, persuasive evidence, and nuanced rebuttals. For each unit, you will first read essays by accomplished writers on a given cultural topic (such as media, technology, and nature), and then compose your own essay on a similar topic or in a similar style.  We will read essays or excerpts from Wendell Berry, Neil Postman, Ray Kurzweil, and Makoto Fujimura. We will use the Toulmin and Stasis methods of crafting ethical and persuasive writing across the disciplines.  We will study the rhetorical appeals of logos, pathos and ethos, and practice implementing various persuasive strategies in forensic, causal and proposal arguments.  Our emphasis on argumentation will apply across the disciplines in your academic career.  Students will be asked to engage — through readings, class discussions and their written work — in various cultural conversations regarding issues such as technology, the arts, nature, and media. This effort exercises the critical thinking skills required to compose thoughtful, ethical and persuasive arguments in writing. Students will write in a variety of essay forms such as evaluative, forensic, analytic, op-ed and propositional. Of course, we will also practice editing and revising, transitional relationships, documentation and any grammatical or mechanical issues that need attention. This class fulfills 1 full high school English credit.
TeacherPenny Krouse
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$50.00
Age / Grades10th through 12th
PrerequisitesStudents should be familiar with the multi-paragraph essay, and willing to engage in class discussion. Students will need access to a computer, a printer and the internet.
Required to purchaseInstructor provided
Elementary Tumbling 3rd hour Waitlist
Period 3
Description
First timers or those with prior gymnastics experience, boys and girls will get the opportunity to be active and have fun learning basic gymnastic floor skills. These skills will start with forward/backward rolls, handstands and cartwheels, and advancing as kids are able. As a former gymnast of 20+ years and a coach for 10+ years I will work with each child at their ability level in a low key and fun atmosphere helping them gain confidence and grow in their abilities. Each class will include stretching, strength work, and skill work.
TeacherCallie Jenson
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / GradesK through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Exploring Ceramics Upper Elementary Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Explore the world of ceramics in this exciting introductory class that will familiarize students with design elements: line, shape, form, texture, and color by utilizing hand building techniques: mold, coil, pinch, and slabs. Students will be encouraged to investigate sculpture and personal expression. Exploration of traditional and historical ceramic arts will be discussed. Students will create, glaze, and bring home their works of art throughout the year.
TeachersKelley Minor and Rachel Bourland
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$95.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchase
Farm Life K-2nd Waitlist
Period 3
Description
This will be a fun, hands on class where we learn about what life is like on a farm. We will explore the animals found in a barn, seeds and how they grow, the changing of the seasons and even tools and equipment farmers use. We will read stories, expand our vocabulary, develop special lap books and do crafts as we gain knowledge about farming. One of the most exciting things about this class is the animal guests who will visit on a regular basis! Snack will be provided.
TeacherKaty Venters
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
FUN with Art! 
Period 3
Description
FUN with ART Do art! Have fun! As a bonus, work on hand eye coordination, develop creative and problem solving skills, and develop creative ability in the process! Every week, we will have a new art project for students to engage with. Kids are encouraged to think outside the box, follow directions, focus, discover, and create, all while learning art technique and pushing the limits of what they think they are capable of. We will explore color, form, positive and negative space, drawing from reference and life, landscape, seasonal art, and storybook art, among other art concepts and genres. We will use chalk and oil pastel, pencil, colored pencil, crayon, marker, glue, clay, watercolor, tempera, art papers, wood, and craft supplies. Included are some holiday and Biblical themed projects. We will open every class with prayer and focus on God being the ultimate creator and source of everything good. Ready to have fun with art? Let’s go!
TeacherChelsea Carbonell
Monthly tuition$23.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchasenone
Great Battles for Boys: WW2--and WW3? 
Period 3
Description
Young men need to understand WW2 for two main reasons: Against all odds, America defeated brutal totalitarianism and produced the greatest generation of the 20th century. In this class, we will cover in chronological order the significant battles of WW2—beginning with how WWI led directly to WW2. We will cover tactics, weaponry, and leadership (especially valor and good character). Boys will learn the geography of Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific, along with some important developments in engineering. Our class discussions will include some current events that echo WW2, especially Russia, China, and Iran. Each week boys will read one chapter of a book. During the year, they will give several oral presentations, and come to understand the saying, “Freedom isn’t free.”
TeacherJoe Giorello
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$15.00
Age / Grades5th through 12th
PrerequisitesEnthusiasm!
Required to purchase"Great Battles for Boys: WW2 in Europe" and "Great Battles for Boys: WW2 Pacific"
Growing Readers One Book at a Time 
Period 3
Description
This class will be filled with imagination and exciting adventures-all through the pages of a book. By reading a variety of wonderful books this class provides an environment that sparks a curiosity and love for reading while discovering the wonder of books. Throughout the year we will read a diverse collection of children’s literature including, but not limited to: picture books, fairy tales, folk tales, Caldecott Award winners, childhood classics, poems, and short chapter books. Some weeks may include additional literacy activities such as story sequencing, retelling, story show and tell, author studies and vocabulary building. We will also be creating a Poetry Notebook over the course of the year, with a new poem read in class and added to our notebook weekly. Although no homework is required, all students will be encouraged to review their weekly poems at home to support the development of reading fluency and growth. Being able to read is not a requirement but students should be able to listen to stories attentively.
TeacherCarrie Stannert
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Integrated Arts 
Period 3
Description
Your artist will begin each art project with a creative writing and finish with a unique and artistic masterpiece. Writings will be about family, seasons, holidays, and the world around them. We will learn about lines, shapes, colors, textures, and a variety of mediums. We will work with a carpenter to design a wooden Christmas tree and later make a wooden pull toy. We will paint with Asian calligraphy brushes and experiment with Gyotaku fish printing. Artists will tie dye t-shirts and make a paper Mache bird. In addition to making a special book for our mothers, we will work with a guest ceramic artist for a special Mothers and Fathers Day project. 15-30 minutes of homework will be necessary to complete writings each month. New projects added.
TeacherPenny Lau
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$100.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
PrerequisitesAbility to independently write and willing to get messy
Required to purchaseNo text required
Intro to Academic Writing 
Period 3
Description
Writing is like math because it is objective, but writing is not like math because it is subjective. This class provides students with the objective structure and subjective feedback needed to be successful writers. Its goals include teaching how to write a basic five paragraph essay, supplying tips to improve writing, and giving practice through a variety of assignments. Essay forms include expository, persuasive, literary analysis, opinion editorial, and college admissions essays. Coursework involves lecture, note taking, vocabulary, composition, peer editing, grammar review, and quizzes. Intro to Academic Writing qualifies as a high school English credit. This class is repeatable. Each year is unique and offers a variety of essay topics. Homework: Approximately 4 hours a week. For questions and/or class syllabus: pej1985@comcast.net
TeacherJenny Holmes
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$55.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesStudents must have access to a computer, printer, and the Internet. Students should be able to write a quality paragraph.
Required to purchaseTeacher will provide all materials.
K-2nd PE Waitlist
Period 3
Description
An active class with lots of games to develop physical skills of running, throwing and catching. We also do sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer and racket skills. Classes start with prayer or a short devotional, with emphasis on class safety and having fun.
TeacherSarah Bender
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$5.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseFun and Sports
Leaping Language Playgroup Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Language skills are a predictor of future reading success. Leaping language playgroup focuses on language and communication skills in a fun and engaging hands-on environment. We’ll go on a bear hunt, peddle some caps, and say good night to the moon. Using books as a springboard, other activities such as games, crafts, songs, and dramatic play will strengthen vocabulary, social language, and pre-reading skills.
TeacherChristie Haigh
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisitesmust by potty trained
Required to purchasenone
Pinterest to Life MS Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Each week we will expore a craft/project off of Pinterest and recreate it in class! A year’s worth of projects should introduce students to a variety of safe, easy ways to create crafts and art pieces, as well as provide a room full of décor for your home! Along with fun projects, such topics as workspace safety, how to properly use certain arts-and-crafts tools, and general tips on building better crafts will be covered. For more information on exactly what projects we will be working on, feel free to email me at mrperrydavidjones@gmail.com and I will be happy to share with you. Join us for a full year of exciting projects!
TeacherPerry Jones
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$75.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Preschool Spanish 
Period 3
Description
Let’s play in Spanish! During this fun preschool class your toddler will be introduced to the Spanish language through specific activities designed for his age. Using songs, movements, stories and games your child will start discovering a new language. We will play, sing and think in Spanish. The goal is to allow your child to get used to the sounds, words and their intonation. It is not too early to start. Studies show that when a 2nd language is introduced early in life, the children will learn it faster and have a better chance to speak it with the appropriate pronunciation.
TeacherViviana Gonzalez
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades4 yr through K
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Private Instrument with Cynthia White 3rd hour 
Period 3
Description
30 minute lessons: beginning violin or beginning to advanced clarinet instruction. Beginning students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, playing, and care for the instrument. Beginning violin instruction will focus on stance and technique with notation to follow when appropriate according to the Suzuki method. Beginning clarinet students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding, blowing and fingering a standard Bb clarinet. More advanced clarinet students will learn scales, chords, sight reading and will explore the standard clarinet repertoire. Parent must be able to attend the lesson. Students will be expected to practice at home 15-60 min, 5 times per week depending on level of advancement. Clarinet grades 4-12 Beginning violin grades 1-6
TeacherCynthia White
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
PrerequisitesInstrument must be provided by the student although the teacher will be willing to advise.
Required to purchaseTexts will be determined on an individual basis after evaluation and purchased by the parent. (Beginning Violin: Suzuki Violin Method Vol 1, Suzuki CD Vol 1)
Private Piano - Driskill Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Your child will be assigned to one of two half hour individual lessons taught by Ms. Elaine. Lessons will be taught on an acoustic piano. The 30 minute individual piano lessons will focus on the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, and ear training. An incentive program is offered to motivate students to practice and complete their assignments. Fun musical games, creative worksheets, and iPad music apps are integrated into the lesson to reinforce theory concepts and enhance learning. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged to nurture the creative side of the developing musician. Each student is expected to practice for 20 - 30 minutes 4 days per week on their home instrument.
TeacherElaine Driskill
Monthly tuition$140.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 6th
PrerequisitesMust be able to adhere to teacher policies. For the home instrument, a beginner keyboard can be used for 4 months, then the family is required to upgrade to an acoustic piano or a fully weighted or graded hammer 88 key digital piano.
Required to purchaseWill be determined at the first lesson. The cost for each level of books is approx. $20 - $35, and students may progress through 2 - 3 levels per year.
Private Piano - Wartes Waitlist
Period 3
Description
30 minute piano lessons. The lesson will vary depending on the skill level of the student. Lessons will focus on note reading, musicianship, music theory, ear training all based on classical music. Some composers include Bach, Bartok, Schumann, & Kabalevsky. As the student's skills improve, we can branch out into other genres of music including hymns, worship music, reading off of chord charts, and transposing. There will be opportunities to participate in various piano events outside of class since Mrs. Wartes is involved in Washington State Music Teacher's Association. After an evaluation, the teacher will provide all beginning study, repertoire & method books. Younger/ beginner students need a parent/ coach to help with lesson practice, time, and discipline. Practice requirement: 20-30 minutes 5 days/ week for 1-2 year students. 45 & 60 minute lessons are available for intermediate or advanced students. Tuition rates are $180 & $225 respectively.
TeacherKandice Wartes
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 12th
PrerequisitesParent must be able to attend the lesson. Weighted keyboard or piano at home.
Required to purchaseParents will need to purchase books as the student advances.
Private Violin with Theresa Sauvage 3rd hour Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Violin Lessons Objective: The students will learn to play the violin using a mixture of Russian and Hungarian pedagogies in a private setting. I believe that each person is unique and that a “one size fits all” approach does not effectively work when teaching music. When I meet with each individual student, I assess their technical level and create an individualized curriculum. The curriculum will consist of scales, technical exercises, student selected pieces, applicable musicianship exercises, and student chosen performance pieces. As part of the musicianship, the students will learn how to notate and play their favorite songs as a means to provide a tangible connection between the written theory, ear training, and instrumental performance. They will also learn how to write their own duets for pieces that they know well. Students will be expected to practice on a daily basis between 10-30mins and I have created a practice tracking log so that both the student and myself can visually see the progress that they have made. If grading is required, it will be determined by the amount of progress made from the first to last lesson of the term as well as the tracking the amount of practicing in their practice logs. Lessons are 30 minutes. Parent must be able to attend the lesson.
TeacherTheresa Sauvage
Monthly tuition$100.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseStudents will need to provide their own instruments and may be asked to purchase books after their playing level and interests have been determined.
Science Safari Waitlist
Period 3
Description
We will go on a science safari! Classes will be filled with activities, labs, and art projects. Students will receive a notebook filled with all topics we cover. In the fall we will learn about bugs/insects, bats, birds, and local trees (very fall activities). Second part of the year we will do a unit on chemistry basics, electricity & magnetism, and geology. Learn about atoms, states of matter, density, pH, circuits, and grow some crystals. Occasional homework project. Goal is that students will be exposed to a variety of science fields, learn fundamentals of each, and be excited to pursue more science in the future.
TeacherMolly Hurd
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades3rd through 4th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchasenone
Teen & Tween Cooking Class 
Period 3
Description
It's no secret teens and tweens LOVE to eat! This cooking class, with tantalizing recipes and weekly hands-on culinary experience, will open the door to greater independence and give your child the confidence needed to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. This class is not only an educational experience, it also gives your child the chance to hang-out with friends & work side-by-side creating delicious, mouthwatering food together. Past recipes include: Banana split brownies, calzones and pizzas, rainbow fruit kabobs, Starbuck’s pumpkin scones, mini-chocolate lava cakes, French crepes with all the fixings, lemon bars, fettuccini alfredo, and crème puffs ! This class is spelled: “Y-u-m-m-y---F-u-n!” PLEASE NOTE: If your child has food allergies to wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, or food color they may not want to participate in this class as we will utilize many of these ingredients on a weekly basis. Materials fee is 32 weeks X $3.90 for food per week.
TeacherSue Kicha
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$125.00
Age / Grades6th through 12th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Train Your Brain 
Period 3
Description
The brain is an amazing creation that should be exercised. This class will help students exercise and train their brain in problem solving and critical thinking skills. A good follow-on to the Hands-on Equations class, activities in this class will include math problem solving, projects, patterns, logic problems, creative thinking, and math mysteries. Most work will be done in class, but a small amount of homework will be assigned each week. Students will need to supply their own ruler, notebook paper, graph paper and calculator.
TeacherJennifer Crill
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades4th through 8th
PrerequisitesBasic math skills at or above 4th grade level.
Required to purchaseTeacher supplies materials
Writing & the Land of Narnia Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Using the Structure and Style system developed by the Institute for Excellence in Writing we will explore C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and the Horse and His Boy) and use the novels as a backdrop for learning to write well. This class is geared for those students who have basic writing experience and know grammar basics. The coursework will be comprised of reading assignments from the novels and source texts on related topics and weekly short writing assignments. Checklists will be used for every lesson to enable students to learn how to move through the writing process. The weekly lessons assigned from the Student Book involve an outline, rough draft, and final draft. The instructor will review all writing assignments and provide feedback to help spur on the journey to great writing! Expect 2-5 hours of homework each week. For high school students seeking a full 1.0 English credit, additional coursework will be assigned to fulfill the requirement. Additional books for high school literature credit: Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis (ISBN 978-0-7432-3490-0); Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis (ISBN 978-0-15-690436-0); The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs (ISBN 978-0-06-144872-0).
TeacherDeanna Mikiska
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades7th through 12th
PrerequisitesMastered basic writing skills (can successfully write paragraphs) and familiarity with grammar rules.
Required to purchaseIEW Following Narnia Volume 1 Student Book The first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy) 3-ring binder (at least 2”)
Writing Intensive for High School  
Period 3
Description
This full credit class provides a challenging writing program developed from various teacher resources. It includes various paragraph formats, style and mechanics skills, essays, and other high school writing. We sharpen writing skills by developing strong topic sentence/thesis statements, correcting dangling modifiers/wordy sentences/misplaced commas, correcting usage of phrases/clauses, etc. Students work on several paragraph forms, short essays, and a MLA documented research paper. The course offers a variety of skills in order to provide a broad base in the writing experience and to prepare students for enrollment in more advanced writing courses. Homework: Expect a minimum of 4-5 hours per week. Eighth grade students who have not completed a middle school writing course should talk to instructor before registration.
TeacherMark Olsen
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesThis is a high school level class. Students must have a writing background with some experience in formal outlining and in writing five-paragraph essays.
Required to purchaseStudent to provide: 3-ring binder (at least 2"); access to MLA handbook from OWL website.Teacher to provide (cost included in materials fee): "Grammatically Correct" 2nd Edition, by Anne Stilman.
Young Gym Waitlist
Period 3
Description
Let's Play! Each week we review, learn & develop locomotor, nonlocomotor and manipulative skills on different levels. This is done through gross motor movement and play using individual movements (walking, running, jumping, hopping, sliding, galloping, leaping, skipping and more) with manipulation (throwing, catching, kicking, dribbling) plus partner, team or large group activities. Each class will open with an activity, then we break for a group warm up on mats then head right back into activities. While they are having a lot of fun playing and moving they will also learn about encouraging one another, teamwork, sportsmanship, and following directions. Please have your child wear non-marking tennis shoes and bring a water bottle to each class.
TeacherKaren Berger
Monthly tuition$16.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades4 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Period 4 Classes
Algebra 2 Saxon 
Period 4
Description
The Saxon textbook takes us through the typical Algebra 2 scope and sequence. This includes the following, and more: fractions, decimals, graphing, real numbers, unit multipliers, ratio, proportion, percent, exponents, roots, probability and statistics, polynomials, rational expressions, solving equations, linear equations, quadratic equations, functions, line segments, polygons, circles, triangles, geometric solids, area, and surface area. Each week will consist of one hour of class time in lecture form, with interaction and participation expected from the students as well as one hour per week via Skype session on Wednesdays from 11:15 am - 12:15pm. Each week, students will be expected to complete 4 daily homework assignments (30 problems each) and one test. While it is not required, I encourage parents to attend if available. Parents will be required to grade the daily homework in order to provide timely feedback to your student. PRETEST: Each student will need to show readiness for Algebra II by completing a short pre-test of Algebra I basics over the summer. This course is worth one full credit of high school math.
TeacherMeg Garrison
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Algebra I that includes some geometry as well as the class pretest.
Required to purchaseSaxon Algebra 2: An Incremental Development,3rd Edition and Saxon Algebra 2: Solutions Manual, 3rd Edition as well as a TI-84 or TI-83 graphing calculator.
Biology 
Period 4
Description
This is a Christ-centered, college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. It provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, creation vs.evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. This is an intensive study which will prepare students for college level classes. Class time will be used for lecture, videos and experiments.Students will be expected to read 20-25 pages of text and complete study guides,tests, and lab notebook entries for each module (two weeks/module) . This class fulfills the requirement for a high school lab science. I do not recommend by-passing age requirements
TeacherCydney Adler
Monthly tuition$40.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesRead, write, comprehend at grade level
Required to purchaseExploring Creation with Biology" 2nd Edition, by Jay Wile; ISBN: 1932012575. May also get Key (Tests and Solutions Guide) not required. Do not get the 1st Edition. Student purchases text. Please have text on first day of class
Choir for the Cautious 
Period 4
Description
Do you have the heart of a singer, but not the voice? Choir for the Cautious welcomes students who wish to discover the strength and beauty of his/her own unique voice, sing in parts and learn to read music. We'll achieve this as a group by developing healthy vocal techniques, tackling multi-part music and singing in solfege through a program called Patterns in Sound. Required homework: 1 hour, 15 minutes practice time over the material covered in the previous class session.
TeacherTeresa Osteyee
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
PrerequisitesAbility to focus on task at hand Willingness to learn healthy vocal techniques and applicable music theory Team work attitude
Required to purchasePatterns of Sound, Vols 1 and 2 Various octavos of choral music
Current Events Around The World 
Period 4
Description
This class will integrate a variety of topics related to current events and geography with elements of world history and politics (especially U.S. foreign policy) thrown in. Our overarching focus will be on the rest of the world, though we will spend some time covering U.S. politics and President-elect Trump’s first year in office.Given the emphasis on current events, the week-to-week schedule may be subject to change, letting us adapt as major news events unfold. The overarching format is fairly straightforward, however: I will introduce major themes and summarize modern world history (from Napoleon to present-day) in the first few weeks, then we will move around the world, region by region, spending about a month exploring the historical and modern experiences of each one. Students will give a short oral presentation for each region, covering something they learned about that country, either from history or from current events.Students will be expected to read eight news articles and write a paragraph on their reading each week, in addition to preparing a presentation every other week.
TeacherAlex Binz
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesA basic grasp of writing skills and basic knowledge of world history will be necessary.
Required to purchaseN/A (students will need internet access to read articles online. Subscription to newspapers or news magazines are encouraged but not required).
Destination Imagination Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Destination Imagination is a nation-wide program where teams work together to creatively present a solution (in the form of a performance) to a given open-ended challenge. (See www.destinationimagination.org)Through this FUN collaborative problem solving process, students will develop skills of creative and critical thinking, team building, project management, self-confidence, and perseverance while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and arts.Each class, students will have a blast thinking outside the box while practicing "instant challenges." Examples of instant challenges include working together to build a tower with only given materials, or creating a skit with specific components. Class time will also be used to plan and practice the solution/performance and to make props, costumes, and backdrops. The instructor will act as a facilitator, but the students will have complete ownership over the entire process, from the brainstorming to execution, giving them a sense of accomplishment and confidence.No homework. The team may have the opportunity to present their solution/performance at a regional tournament (date TBA). Student's date of birth must not be before 6/15/2006.
TeacherStephanie Garrison
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$50.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseN/A
Draw, Write, Sculpt II: Social Studies Waitlist
Period 4
Description
New drawings: 1) Native Americans & Pilgrims, 2) United States and Westward Expansion! Your student will develop confidence and skill while creating two beautiful, social studies books of original artwork. Some of the art concepts covered are perspective, color, size, line and shape, symmetry, shading and blending, etc. Art mediums: pencil, black pen, crayons. We may also use watercolor pencils second semester. Your student will have an opportunity to practice speaking skills as he or she shares briefly with our class on one of our social studies topics. Penmanship and sculpting with Play-Doh included in this fun, interactive class! Each student will be encouraged to do a 2-5 minute presentation on one of our social studies topics.
TeacherWendy Smith
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
PrerequisitesAbility to copy printed sentences from the white board. Teacher will prewrite in K notebooks for tracing, if needed or at parent request. Both printing and cursive offered. **Third graders welcome!
Required to purchaseDraw, Write, Now notebooks and curriculum used
Elementary Spanish Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, give your child the opportunity to learn it. In this class students will start discovering the Spanish language through songs, body movement, storytelling and games. During the school year we will be building vocabulary sets along with every-day expressions and basic grammatical skills, while emphasizing pronunciation and cultural elements that will enrich the student’s experience. My curriculum covers three years of Spanish instruction. This means that your child can take my class for three years without repeating the same topics.
TeacherViviana Gonzalez
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades1st through 5th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Farm Life 3 years-5 years Waitlist
Period 4
Description
This will be a fun, hands on class where we learn about what life is like on a farm. We will explore the animals found in a barn, seeds and how they grow, the changing of the seasons and even tools and equipment farmers use. We will read stories, play games, sing songs and do crafts as we gain knowledge about farming. One of the most exciting things about this class is the animal guests who will visit on a regular basis! Snack will be provided.
TeacherKaty Venters
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Geometry 
Period 4
Description
Geometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties and relations of geometric elements such as point, lines, and planes. This course aims to give students a clear understanding of how these elements contributes to the working of objects around us. Topics covered include deductive reasoning, lines and angles, congruence, inequalities, similarity, area, right triangle, circles and regular polygons, and geometric solid. Expect 5-8 hours weekly coursework including daily assignments, quizzes and tests. Students need to provide a scientific calculator, and graphing paper. Quizzes/tests are provided. Class format: twice a week (Monday in-person and Wednesday 5:00pm or Thursday 9:00 am thru Skype).
TeacherEvi Lay
Monthly tuition$70.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
PrerequisitesAlgebra 1
Required to purchaseTextbook: Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding, 3e, Harold R. Jacobs, ISBN: 978-1619991095 or 978-0716743613 and Answers to Exercises, ISBN: 978-1619991163
God's Little Scientist 1st-2nd 
Period 4
Description
Make your child’s first memories of science fun and meaningful! Kids have active imaginations and are always asking why. Join us as we discover God’s world through the eyes of a child. Join Professor Funnybone and her wacky assistant as they explore science through puppet shows, skits, experiments and exciting hands on learning that your child will never forget! This class will be slightly more advanced than GLS (4yr-K). Two field trips a year will be planned outside of our normal scheduled class as part of the material fee.
TeachersCheri Hennessey and Alexandria Hennessey
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades1st through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Guitar Class 8th-12th 
Period 4
Description
Beginning guitar instruction with Cynthia White. Beginning students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding and playing a classic guitar. Elementary musical notation along with simple chords will be taught on the treble clef. Students must have an instrument appropriate to the students size and music stand. A classical guitar with nylon strings is preferred for young students.
TeacherCynthia White
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades8th through 12th
PrerequisitesInstrument must be provided by the student although the teacher will be willing to advise.
Required to purchasetbd
Hands-On Equations 
Period 4
Description
Would you like your child to have an advantage when he/she takes Algebra? Hands-On Equations is a program designed to introduce younger children to concepts usually not introduced until Algebra. The program uses manipulatives to teach students to solve equations and verbal problems. Once concepts are mastered, students transition to the traditional “paper and pencil” approach to solving equations. This method strengthens the student’s understanding of algebraic concepts, problem solving and mental math skills, all while having fun. Students must have a firm understanding of adding, subtracting and basic multiplying/dividing skills. Most work will be done during class. Homework will be up to 45 minutes per week depending on student’s pace. Note: This class is for enrichment and should not be used as a replacement for regular grade-level math.
TeacherJennifer Crill
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3rd through 6th
PrerequisitesStrong understanding of basic arithmetic, especially multiplication.
Required to purchaseAll materials supplied by teacher; includes binder and kit.
Inspiration Creation Waitlist
Period 4
Description
At this stage of development, kids are all about experience, experimentation, developing fine motor skills, and narrative. Kids have a story they tell in their artwork. I will encourage all those important things, while challenging them to do artwork they haven’t tried before. We might get a little messy, but mostly they will feel confident and excited about what they have created and the story they are telling. I love to inspire young artists in the creativity and individuality God has imprinted in their hearts. I will include prayer every day and often scripture and Bible stories. God is the ultimate creator and He desires to show himself through our little ones. We will use lots of media including tempera, quick dry clay, colored papers, watercolor, pencils, crayons, oil pastels, craft supplies, scissors and more.
TeacherChelsea Carbonell
Monthly tuition$23.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseTeacher will provide all supplies.
Intro to Composition Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Introduction to Composition is designed to inspire, equip and encourage your child to write. In this class, students will expand and develop their paragraphs as they learn to write five paragraph personal narratives, descriptive, persuasive, expository, research, book reports and fairy tales. Students begin the year by learning to organize their writing. They then apply their skills as they practice brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, editing and publishing their work. Homework may include worksheets, short writing assignments and research. Approximate homework time: 2 hours a week. *Please note: I intentionally keep this class small (8-15 students) so I can individualize expectations to meet each student’s current writing level. *
TeacherAmyJoy Stoesz
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades4th through 6th
PrerequisitesAbility to write a simple paragraph.
Required to purchasePlease provide a steady supply of loose leaf, wide ruled paper. Teacher will provide a binder, dividers and journal.
Life Science II Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Life Science II will be a continuation of Life Science, I although you do not need to take year one to take year two. In Life Science II, we will be spending the majority of our time covering the 6 kingdoms (2 bacteria kingdoms, fungi, protist, plant, and animal) with an emphasis on local invertebrates. There will be many labs, including some dissections, and other types of activities. Approximately one hour of homework per week. Assignments will be graded and students will receive a certificate/grade at the end of the year. We will use both book A and B of the Bob Jones Life Science text. 9th grade with permission to finish the series
TeacherMolly Hurd
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseBob Jones Life Science
Messy Play Date 4th hour 
Period 4
Description
If your child likes getting messy or hates having goo on their hands then Messy Play Date is the class for them! Play based learning through getting messy and sensory experiences is what this class is all about. Natural materials are emphasized and brought into class frequently. Students will explore a variety of age appropriate topics using sensory experiences, their bodies, books, and art. In any given class students will read stories, craft, cook, play with a variety of sensory materials, and sing. Come play, explore, create and get MESSY with us!
TeacherHeather Danielson
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$50.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisitespotty-trained
Required to purchasenone
Middle School Girls Fitness Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Increase your fitness while having fun with fast paced moves and music. We will be using our own body weight to engage our muscles along with a few other small pieces of equipment. We will work on balance, as well as full body strengthening and cardio at every class.
TeacherHeather Schultz
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseYoga Mat
Physical Education: Team Sports and Games  Waitlist
Period 4
Description
This course will provide students with experience in playing a variety of popular sports (soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee/flag football, California kick ball/whiffle ball, and broom ball/floor hockey) and cooperative games (such as dodgeball, bucket ball, and capture the flag).. Each class will start with a warm up and basic instruction. The rest of the class will focus on playing a particular sport or game. The instructor will be available to help students who would like to use this class (in combination with other physical activities) to earn a half a credit for high school PE.
TeacherAdair Kreft
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Preschool Celebrates 
Period 4
Description
Calling all preschoolers! Come experience hands on fun as we learn and celebrate a variety of themes and holidays throughout the year. In this class we will utilize an assortment of picture books and participate in weekly crafts and projects all centered upon the weekly or monthly theme that will encourage creativity, strengthen fine motor skills, build confidence and provide opportunities for self-expression. Games, songs, poems, sensory materials, and additional activities may be included. Some of the weekly or monthly themes include: seasons, apples, pumpkins, thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Christmas, snowflakes, oceans, weather, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, animals, Easter, etc.
TeacherCarrie Stannert
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$45.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
Prerequisites Must be potty trained unless a parent attends class to handle bathroom trips
Required to purchase
Private Guitar with Perry Jones Waitlist
Period 4
Description
30 minute private guitar lessons. Parent must attend. Remainder of description to be updated soon.
TeacherPerry Jones
Monthly tuition$120.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
PrerequisitesInstrument to be provided by the student.
Required to purchaseTexts will be determined on an individual basis after evaluation and purchased by the parent
Private Piano - Driskill Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Your child will be assigned to one of two half hour individual lessons taught by Ms. Elaine. Lessons will be taught on an acoustic piano. The 30 minute individual piano lessons will focus on the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, and ear training. An incentive program is offered to motivate students to practice and complete their assignments. Fun musical games, creative worksheets, and iPad music apps are integrated into the lesson to reinforce theory concepts and enhance learning. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged to nurture the creative side of the developing musician. Each student is expected to practice for 20 - 30 minutes 4 days per week on their home instrument.
TeacherElaine Driskill
Monthly tuition$140.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 6th
PrerequisitesMust be able to adhere to teacher policies. For the home instrument, a beginner keyboard can be used for 4 months, then the family is required to upgrade to an acoustic piano or a fully weighted or graded hammer 88 key digital piano.
Required to purchaseWill be determined at the first lesson. The cost for each level of books is approx. $20 - $35, and students may progress through 2 - 3 levels per year.
Private Piano - Wartes Waitlist
Period 4
Description
30 minute piano lessons. The lesson will vary depending on the skill level of the student. Lessons will focus on note reading, musicianship, music theory, ear training all based on classical music. Some composers include Bach, Bartok, Schumann, & Kabalevsky. As the student's skills improve, we can branch out into other genres of music including hymns, worship music, reading off of chord charts, and transposing. There will be opportunities to participate in various piano events outside of class since Mrs. Wartes is involved in Washington State Music Teacher's Association. After an evaluation, the teacher will provide all beginning study, repertoire & method books. Younger/ beginner students need a parent/ coach to help with lesson practice, time, and discipline. Practice requirement: 20-30 minutes 5 days/ week for 1-2 year students. 45 & 60 minute lessons are available for intermediate or advanced students. Tuition rates are $180 & $225 respectively.
TeacherKandice Wartes
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 12th
PrerequisitesParent must be able to attend the lesson. Weighted keyboard or piano at home.
Required to purchaseParents may need to purchase books as the student advances.
Private Violin with Theresa Sauvage 4th hour Waitlist
Period 4
Description
Violin Lessons Objective: The students will learn to play the violin using a mixture of Russian and Hungarian pedagogies in a private setting. I believe that each person is unique and that a “one size fits all” approach does not effectively work when teaching music. When I meet with each individual student, I assess their technical level and create an individualized curriculum. The curriculum will consist of scales, technical exercises, student selected pieces, applicable musicianship exercises, and student chosen performance pieces. As part of the musicianship, the students will learn how to notate and play their favorite songs as a means to provide a tangible connection between the written theory, ear training, and instrumental performance. They will also learn how to write their own duets for pieces that they know well. Students will be expected to practice on a daily basis between 10-30mins and I have created a practice tracking log so that both the student and myself can visually see the progress that they have made. If grading is required, it will be determined by the amount of progress made from the first to last lesson of the term as well as the tracking the amount of practicing in their practice logs. Lessons are 30 minutes. Parent must be able to attend the lesson.
TeacherTheresa Sauvage
Monthly tuition$100.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades4th through 12th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseStudents will need to provide their own instruments and may be asked to purchase books after their playing level and interests have been determined.
Spanish Speaking 
Period 4
Description
Middle School and upper Elementary aged children with two years of prior Spanish instruction or 1 year with strong language skills. This course provides an opportunity for students of Spanish to apply acquired skills from language class in a stimulating conversational environment through immediately rewarding and successful experiences. The primary objective of the course is to develop the student’s competency in communicating through the spoken medium. Emphasis placed on idiomatic expressions used in daily speech, pronunciation and vocabulary building. The primary goal of this course is to build the student’s oral proficiency. Students will improve their listening and speaking skills and will develop conversational strategies in Spanish. Activities focus on small group and pair work, as well as individual presentations. Students will practice different types of discourse, including description, narration, and dramatic dialogue. The grade for this course is based solely on attendance and active participation. Active participation entails working individually, with a partner, and within a group; volunteering answers in class; being prepared; bringing the required materials to class; speaking as little English as possible, etc. I will strongly encourage students to speak Spanish as much as they can in class. Whether or not students make an effort to speak is far more important than the number of mistakes made. Maximizing conversational practice is essential to the successful completion of the course. Topics covered in class include:Personal Introduction- short presentation by each student, and practice meeting different students given specific roles with identification information to shareTravel- interpret and give directions, vacation activities and vocabulary, Family- relatives, ages, nationalities, Hobbies- likes/dislikes, activities, sportsShopping- groceries/retail stores, handling money, numbers, colorsHolidays - parties, customs and traditions, food, seasons/weatherAt Home- rooms, furniture, chores, role-playFriends- leisure activities, comparisonsClassic Spanish Movie or short Spanish clips/video segments viewed, discussed, studied, reviewed, re-enacted.Health- Human Body, Emotions, Symptoms, Doctors, Hospital, This class is intended to supplement the study of Spanish, not serve as the primary language instruction base. The goals are to work on pronunciation, intonation, and syntax through conversations in areas of
TeacherKarin McNett
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$30.00
Age / Grades3rd through 8th
Prerequisites1 year Spanish
Required to purchase
Storybook Theatre Junior Waitlist
Period 4
Description
The junior version of Storybook Theatre is aimed at the younger elementary student who wants to tell stories through drama and music. Similar to its counterpart, Storybook Theatre JUNIOR encourages creativity through group participation. Every class includes games and activities that work on stage presentation skills of singing, dancing, acting, and life activities of listening, sharing and presenting. Every student will receive a speaking-role in our two fully staged productions. All of our productions are tailored around the students in each class. In the fall we will be working on The Snow Queen and in the spring we will be working on The Jungle Book. The only homework is memorizing lines!
TeacherKim Douglass
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$85.00
Age / Grades2nd through 4th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
This is My Country 
Period 4
Description
Junior Geographers will have fun discovering America as we travel through the United States, singing patriotic songs and collecting souvenirs as we go. We’ll begin with our national capital and symbols, and then visit several states each week. Colorful maps and fact pages help us learn each state’s capital, major cities, attractions, bird, tree, flower, flag and motto. We’ll also discuss each state’s history, famous citizens, and foods. Each student will also have the opportunity to give an oral report on a state of their choosing. There is no homework outside of class required other than preparation for this oral report and several optional activities.
TeacherTerry Brenna
Monthly tuition$24.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseProvided by instructor
Total Health MS 
Period 4
Description
“Health” can defined as the state of being free from illness or injury. Using the textbook Total Health MS as a guide, students will learn about different forms of health including physical, spiritual, mental, and social. Students will develop tools necessary to create and maintain healthy lifestyles. Time in the classroom will involve lecture, time for reflection, as well as active discussion. Students should expect up to 1-2 hours of homework per week.
TeacherJody Campbell
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseTotal Health MIddle School by Susan Boe ISBN-13: 9781583312308 (hardcover or softcover)Total Health MIddle School, workbook by Susan Boe ISBN-13: 9781583312322
Period 5 Classes
Algebra 1 Saxon  
Period 5
Description
Algebra 1 The Saxon textbook takes us through the typical Algebra 1 scope and sequence. This includes the following, and more: fractions, decimals, graphing, real numbers, unit multipliers, ratio, proportion, percent, exponents, roots, probability and statistics, polynomials, rational expressions, solving equations, linear equations, quadratic equations, functions, line segments, polygons, circles, triangles, geometric solids, area, and surface area. Each week will consist of one hour of class time in lecture form, with interaction and participation expected from the students as well as one hour per week via Skype session on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  Each week, students will be expected to complete 4 daily homework assignments (30 problems each) and one test.  While it is not required, I encourage parents to attend if available. Parents will be required to grade the daily homework in order to provide timely feedback to your student. PRETEST: Each student will need to show readiness for Algebra I by completing a short pre-test math basics over the summer. This course is worth one full credit of high school math.
TeacherMeg Garrison
Monthly tuition$35.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades8th through 10th
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of a pre-algebra course.
Required to purchaseAlgebra 1: An Incremental Development,3rd Edition (Saxon)andSaxon Algebra 1: Solutions Manual, 3rd Edition
Book Club 
Period 5
Description
As with adult book clubs, we will read and discus a variety of books together. Students will begin developing a grammar of literary analysis (genre, conventions, and tropes) and practice group discussion skills of questioning, listening and engaging thoughtfully with their peers and with ideas expressed in the texts. Students will be expected to do their reading outside of class (about one book every two weeks or so) and come prepared to discuss the book and participate in discussion and related activities and projects designed to deepen their understanding. We will also practice public speaking by presenting book recommendations and author biographies. Homework is to complete the reading and be prepared to respond to questions from the provided reading guide. A finalized book list will be provided, but parents should expect to borrow from the library or set aside funds to purchase approximately 15 books by authors such as Patricia MacLachlan, Pearl S. Buck, E. B. White, and C.S. Lewis.
TeacherPenny Krouse
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$15.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
PrerequisitesCompetent independent reading skills (although many of our books make excellent read-alouds)
Required to purchaseParents should plan to borrow or buy approximately 15 -18 books over the course of the year.
Chemistry 
Period 5
Description
This is Apologia's general high school/college prep chemistry course. This Christ-centered course covers significant figures, units of measure, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Class time will be used for lecture, videos and experiments. Students will be expected to read 20-25 pages of text, complete study guides, tests and lab notebook entries for each module (2 weeks/module). I do not recommend by-passing age or class requirements
TeacherCydney Adler
Monthly tuition$40.00
One-time materials fee$55.00
Age / Grades10th through 12th
PrerequisitesAlgebra 1 and the ability to read, write and comprehend at grade level
Required to purchaseExploring Creation with Chemistry, Text AND Solutions Manual (3rd Edition) Kristy Plourde Apologia Educational Ministries / 2014 / •ASIN: B00ORZD5AG Student purchased. Please have text on first day of class. Scientific Calculator that can hand
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!  
Period 5
Description
This class will be based off of the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!” by Bill Martin Jr. Each week we will learn about a different letter! What does it look like? How does it sound? For example, during the week we learn about the letter I, students will read about Igloo’s and play in ice chips at the sensory table. During the week of G, Curious George books will be read while wearing green gloves! This class will have plenty of opportunities to dance, wiggle, play with classroom toys, enjoy Play-Doh and play dress up! Each week during circle time, students will participate in show and tell by bringing their favorite item from home which corresponds with the letter of the week. Students should be willing to participate in class activities and follow teacher's instruction.
TeacherAmy Sivley
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 5 yr
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNone
Cooking Around the World 
Period 5
Description
Do you wish you could travel all over the world just to sample all the tasty foods? Join us for a culinary trip around the world! The beginner chef will learn to measure, cut, and create, and the expert chef will have a chance to hone his or her skills. We'll explore Belgium, Thailand, Lebanon, and Venezuela, to name a few, and we'll include a sprinkling of extra special days to enjoy fondue (Switzerland), lefse (Norway), and tea (England)...to say nothing of our Cookies Around the World cookie exchange during Christmastime! Come taste the world with us!
TeachersWendie Williams and Amy Paoletti
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$125.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Daughter Of The King: Etiquette And More 
Period 5
Description
Calling all Daughters of the King!! In this class, we'll dig into learning about the characteristics of true princesses from the Bible and how they apply to our own lives. We'll incorporate teaching etiquette lessons throughout the year including communication, making first impressions, hosting and manners. Creative and exciting crafts and activities will complement each lesson. The goal of the class is to inspire each girl to radiate the beauty of Christ. Minimal homework outside class required.
TeacherJannel Heaston
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades3rd through 5th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseThe New Christian Charm Course:Today's Social graces for Every Girl by Emily Hunter
Elementary Latin 
Period 5
Description
The students will learn Latin language and grammar through translation of Bible verses, stories and songs. Each student will receive a Latin dictionary and will be taught how to use it. Students should be able to use an English dictionary. Each student needs to provide a 1 inch binder with dividers.
TeacherAnne Shantz
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades3rd through 7th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseThe Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary
God's Little Scientist 4 years-K 
Period 5
Description
Make your child’s first memories of science fun and meaningful! Kids have active imaginations and are always asking why. Join us as we discover God’s world through the eyes of a child. Join Professor Funnybone and her wacky assistant as they explore science through puppet shows, skits, experiments and exciting hands on learning that your child will never forget! Two field trips a year will be planned outside of our normal scheduled class as part of the material fee.
TeachersCheri Hennessey and Alexandria Hennessey
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades4 yr through K
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Guitar Class 4th-7th 
Period 5
Description
Beginning guitar instruction with Cynthia White. Beginning students will be instructed in the proper methods of holding and playing a classic guitar. Elementary musical notation along with simple chords will be taught on the treble clef. Students must have an instrument appropriate to the students size. A classical guitar with nylon strings is preferred for young students.
TeacherCynthia White
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades4th through 7th
PrerequisitesAppropriate instrument
Required to purchaseProgressive Guitar Method for Young Beginners
High School Girls Fitness 
Period 5
Description
Join us for a fun filled and fast paced class where we will increase fitness, build muscle tone, strengthen our hearts with cardio, and work on balance. We will achieve a total body challenge in this hour long class of energizing music and camaraderie with one another all while targeting specific muscle groups for building fitness. *Can be used for .5 credit toward elective or Physical Education, please let me know if you are planning to use class in that way and I will assign homework for your student to fulfill the credit.
TeacherHeather Schultz
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$0.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseYoga Mat
Intro to Veterinary Science 
Period 5
Description
Learn the basics of veterinary medicine... from a veterinarian! We will delve into Anatomy & Physiology, discuss Animal Behavior, learn about basic Pathology (disease), and even tackle suturing. Class will be primarily lecture with time for discussion. There will be hands-on labs, to include simple dissection. Expect 1-2 hours of homework each week including reading and worksheets with occasional take home tests. Students should be prepared for dissection during Anatomy & Physiology coursework - those feeling uneasy about those labs will be given alternate work - please email the teacher if there is a concern.
TeacherJody Campbell
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$65.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
K-2 STEM Explorations Waitlist
Period 5
Description
This class will introduce the scientific method, and then use it to explore the world around us. We will practice how to take measurements and how to graph information. We will learn scientific principles through experimentation and hands on activities. We will apply the principles we have ‘discovered’ by using them to design and/or create something, just like an engineer might. This will be a hands-on class with lots of student participation. There will be little to no required homework, although I may sometimes offer suggested activities for enrichment at home. I have a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Geotechnical Engineering. I have been homeschooling my 3 children for the past 6 years.
TeacherSusan Robarge
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$70.00
Age / GradesK through 2nd
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
Kodaly Musicianship Class 
Period 5
Description
Kodaly Musicianship Class for Ages 3-6 is the perfect introduction class for younger children as it uses a combination of folk songs, games, and pedagogical manipulatives (written exercises) in order to introduce the basic concepts of music theory. The students learn how to: * Sing with Proper technique* Sight Sing using Solfege* Understand Rhythmic Structures* Understand Basic Musical Terminology (e.g. tempi and dynamics)* Perform in a Supportive EnvironmentAll of the concepts presented and practiced in these classes are applicable in any musical context, whether that be singing for fun at home or performing with the London Philharmonic.There will be minimal homework outside of class on any given week. Grading will be based on good behavior and class participation.
TeacherTheresa Sauvage
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$10.00
Age / Grades3 yr through 1st
PrerequisitesNone.
Required to purchaseNone.
Marine Biology Waitlist
Period 5
Description
Learn about oceans and the amazing creatures that inhabit our vital waters. We will do weekly labs and activities combined with video clips and textbook Sometimes we will even get to sample! We will discuss current events, understand why our oceans are crucial for our survival and listen to guest speakers working in the field of marine biology. Previous Biology would be helpful not required. Expect 2-3 hours of homework per week with reading, questions, and you tube clips. Optional field trips in the spring for tide pooling. All work will be graded and students with C or better will receive one credit of science for their transcripts.
TeacherMolly Hurd
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$70.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseApologia Marine Biology
MS Sportsfest 
Period 5
Description
This class will provide students with experience in playing a variety of popular sports (such as soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee/flag football, California kick ball/whiffle ball, and broom ball/floor hockey) as well as many cooperative games (such as dodgeball, bucket ball, and capture the flag). Each class will start with a warm up and provide some instruction on the basic skills of the sport or game to be played that day, and then students will be taught the rules and be given an opportunity to play in a game situation. Being a team player, showing respect for others, doing one's best, and displaying good sportsmanship will be emphasized through all the activities.
TeacherAdair Kreft
Monthly tuition$20.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades6th through 8th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseNA
Mystery of History  
Period 5
Description
Mystery of History Volume 1 is a dynamic overview of World History from Creation to the Resurrection. Each student will make a timeline, have a set of memory cards, and complete weekly activities to reinforce what is being learned. The class uses lots of different teaching techniques from making lap books, creating art work, and memorizing facts. It is a fun curriculum for all types of learners. It offers a good balance of different types of learning opportunities. The students will have short reading assignments each week to be prepared for the next class. Mystery of History also weaves the truth of God's word and the gospel through out the study of history. For more information of the program you can check out http://www.themysteryofhistory.com/.
TeacherWendy Howard
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$60.00
Age / Grades4th through 8th
Prerequisitesnone
Required to purchaseMystery of History Volume I
Pre-Algebra 
Period 5
Description
Mathematics, as with all subjects, reveals the orderliness of creation. This class will explore pre-algebra concepts, the fundamental course preparing students for all higher math. Topics covered are use of variables, solving basic algebraic equations, problem solving strategies, graphing, scientific notation, and measurement. This course is the normal prerequisite for Algebra 1. Students must have a solid understanding of middle school math before attempting this class. Expect 3-5 hours homework per week, which includes daily assignments and tests. This class is graded with regular tests and homework checks. Teacher will provide tests, answer keys for lessons, and may be contacted with questions during the week. Students will need to supply their own ruler, protractor, graph paper and scientific calculator.
TeacherJennifer Crill
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$25.00
Age / Grades6th through 12th
PrerequisitesStrong understanding of middle school math skills
Required to purchaseUCSMP Transition Mathematics – Teacher will advise on edition
Private Piano - Driskill 
Period 5
Description
Your child will be assigned to one of two half hour individual lessons taught by Ms. Elaine. Lessons will be taught on an acoustic piano. The 30 minute individual piano lessons will focus on the fundamentals of note reading, music theory, and ear training. An incentive program is offered to motivate students to practice and complete their assignments. Fun musical games, creative worksheets, and iPad music apps are integrated into the lesson to reinforce theory concepts and enhance learning. Composition and improvisation are also encouraged to nurture the creative side of the developing musician. Each student is expected to practice for 20 - 30 minutes 4 days per week on their home instrument.
TeacherElaine Driskill
Monthly tuition$140.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 6th
PrerequisitesMust be able to adhere to teacher policies. For the home instrument, a beginner keyboard can be used for 4 months, then the family is required to upgrade to an acoustic piano or a fully weighted or graded hammer 88 key digital piano.
Required to purchaseWill be determined at the first lesson. The cost for each level of books is approx. $20 - $35, and students may progress through 2 - 3 levels per year.
Private Piano - Wartes Waitlist
Period 5
Description
30 minute piano lessons. The lesson will vary depending on the skill level of the student. Lessons will focus on note reading, musicianship, music theory, ear training all based on classical music. Some composers include Bach, Bartok, Schumann, & Kabalevsky. As the student's skills improve, we can branch out into other genres of music including hymns, worship music, reading off of chord charts, and transposing. There will be opportunities to participate in various piano events outside of class since Mrs. Wartes is involved in Washington State Music Teacher's Association. After an evaluation, the teacher will provide all beginning study, repertoire & method books. Younger/ beginner students need a parent/ coach to help with lesson practice, time, and discipline. Practice requirement: 20-30 minutes 5 days/ week for 1-2 year students. 45 & 60 minute lessons are available for intermediate or advanced students. Tuition rates are $180 & $225 respectively.
TeacherKandice Wartes
Monthly tuition$135.00
One-time materials fee$35.00
Age / Grades5 yr through 12th
PrerequisitesParent must be able to attend the lesson. Weighted keyboard or piano at home.
Required to purchaseParent will need to purchase books as the student advances.
Storybook Theatre 
Period 5
Description
In Storybook Theatre students play games and participate in class activities to improve not only their theatre skills of singing, dancing and acting, but life skills of listening, sharing and relating to others in a group. This is a fun energetic class where students are encouraged to be creative through interaction with classmates. Every student will receive a speaking role in our two fully staged Storybook productions. In the fall we will be working on Princess Impossible and in the spring we will be working on The Tailor's Tall Tale, or the Ridiculous Retelling of the Emperor's New Clothes. No prior experience or training is required. The instructor will provide all materials including scripts, costumes, sets and production support. Important required homework: line memorization!
TeacherKim Douglass
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$85.00
Age / Grades4th through 8th
Prerequisites
Required to purchase
That's Greek to Me! 
Period 5
Description
Our world is filled with gifts from the Greeks! From alpha to omega, study of the Greek alphabet and introductory overview of the language used during New Testament times is useful for understanding God’s Word. We’ll also explore influences of ancient and modern Greece including famous Greeks, myths, legends, heroes, foods, geography, arts, and culture. Students will be able to expand their English vocabulary by learning Greek roots and derivatives, and practice their writing and presentation skills with several reports. Homework consists of weekly review and research for the next week’s discussion, approximately two hours per week, plus report work. (Please note this is more a Humanities class than a typical Foreign Language class.)
TeacherTerry Brenna
Monthly tuition$24.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades5th through 8th
PrerequisitesNone
Required to purchaseProvided by instructor
Total Health HS 
Period 5
Description
I have been homeschooling for 12+ years and have graduated my oldest. Over the years I have studied health and nutrition extensively. My goal is to educate people on nutrition/health so they can take care of their one and only body God created for them. Your child will have the opportunity to learn things about food, vitamins, nutrition, & food allergies that are not in your daily textbooks. This health class will focus on the 11 body systems that integrate human anatomy (Structure), Physiology (function) and health. Health encompasses the total person. Health education includes environmental, physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health. The subject of health will be approached holistically covering all aspects of our healthy living from a Biblical perspective. This includes a unit on physical health which covers an overview of the human body and all its systems, nutrition, exercise, and discussion of disease. A unit on mental/emotional health will cover stress and anxiety, self-image, and life choices. A unit on social/relational health, which is a strong influence in the high school years, will include how to have healthy relationships with friends, parents, and romantic interests. A unit on spiritual health will focus on the most important relationship of all...the one with Jesus. It will include a solid understanding of who God is, spiritual growth, spiritual disciplines, biblical worldview, and exploring a vision for your life. This class will not only teach health facts, but challenge high school students in many real life issues through discussions and interactive activities. In addition to learning scientific facts your child will apply their knowledge to stewardship of the earthly bodies God has entrusted to them. Students should expect up to 1-2 hours of homework per week. Homework and tests will be graded and grades given at the midway and end of the year. For transcripts, this class will count as a .5 credit for Health.
TeacherPatricia Smith
Monthly tuition$25.00
One-time materials fee$20.00
Age / Grades9th through 12th
Prerequisites
Required to purchaseTotal Health High School by Susan Boe ISBN-13: 9781583312261 (hardcover or softcover)
Writer’s Workshop  Waitlist
Period 5
Description
Have you ever described a chocolate chip cookie to an alien from outer space? This is one of the many engaging lessons offered in Writer’s Workshop. Writer’s Workshop is designed to inspire, equip and encourage your child to write. We begin each genre by listening to an engaging children’s book. Throughout the year, children learn to write five sentence personal narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive paragraphs. We end the year with letter writing and poetry. Children also learn to brainstorm, draft, revise, edit and publish. Additionally, students gain confidence as they share their writing in front of peers. Optional homework may include worksheets and short writing assignments. Approximate homework time: 50-60min a week *Please note: I intentionally keep this class small (8-15 students) so I can individualize expectations to meet each student’s current writing level.*
TeacherAmyJoy Stoesz
Monthly tuition$30.00
One-time materials fee$40.00
Age / Grades1st through 3rd
PrerequisitesAbility to write a simple sentence
Required to purchase
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