This list of classes is everything we could offer. Not all classes make it onto our class schedule. If you see something here that is not on the schedule then contact the instructor for that class. We have flexibility: when there is interest we can gather a group and begin a class. Any time. Fees can be adjusted accordingly, and would be set by the instructor and the administrator. Please ask!

Am Hist for Middle GrdsAmerican History for the Middle Grades

Instructor: Mrs. Vanessa Vis
Grade Level or Ability Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Prerequisite: Writing and reading abilities must be at 4th grade level.
When: 1x weekly
Course Length: 2 Semesters
Text: The History of Our United States by A Beka

Course Expectations:

Out of Class:
Students will complete weekly reading and homework assignments. In addition, they will have two creative assignments per semester and a “hands on” final project to complete the year.

In Class:
Students will discover America’s rich history through instruction, hands’ on projects, and group activities.

Join us as we delve into the adventures of American history and develop our writing power! Events, places, and people will come alive through interactive class sessions and fun projects. Becoming an American hero or heroine for the day, writing a creative story with your favorite historical character, and creating an exciting presentation are a few of the activities you get to accomplish. Be a part of our journey through America’s story and the writing world.

U.S. History for Middle School

Instructor: Mrs. Olga Wolters
Grade Level or Ability Level: Grades 6-8
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10
Course Length: 2 Semesters

In this class, we will explore how the United States was founded and formed. Students will have the opportunity to follow the process and progress that was made when the United States became a Nation. Students will learn how life was lived in the early colonies. They will study the Pledge of Allegiance, what our Constitution says, when it was written and by whom, where the thirteen original colonies were located, where our current fifty states are on the physical map, along with the names of the state capitals. This will be accomplished by exploring the territories and learning about the different key people that helped form this country, by doing different projects, by using various manipulatives, games, and activities. It will be a fun and educational class. A definite adventure!

U.S. Government / Civics

Instructor: Mrs. Shana Curd
Grade Level or Ability Level: High School
When: 1x weekly (Tuesdays)
Min / Max Enrollment: 4/10
Course Length: 2 Semesters

Civics class will teach students not only how our government system works, but how to actively engage it by becoming a part of the process. This class will use the iCivics curriculum. To quote the iCivics website: “iCivics gives students the necessary tools to learn about and participate in civic life…iCivics teaches students how government works by having them experience it directly.”

The curriculum consists of classroom activities as well as online interactive tools and games. Through the activities, the student “steps into any role – a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist fighting for local change, even the President of the United States – and does the job they do.”