Click on any of the 2021-22 Class Offerings listed below to see an expanded description of each course.
Come embrace the process of art! No skill or experience required! While venturing into the world of creating, you will be encouraged to explore your artistic side using a variety of mediums, techniques, and projects. Whether you are timid or confident in this subject, embarking on this messy adventure will be unforgettable. Students will also have the opportunity to proudly display some of their artwork at the end of each semester in our art show. Tuition covers any art supplies needed for participation in this class.
Let’s travel back centuries in time to explore the Early Modern Times (1600-1850) in The Story of the World Volume 3. Class will center around hands-on history activities and corresponding mapwork, while students focus on the assigned reading at home. Students will only need the reader text, which is also available in Kindle and audio format.
hands-on math & logic
Find math a bore? Not anymore! No homework. No worksheets. No problem! This course will have you up and moving as you work together with friends to problem solve and troubleshoot. We will focus on the conceptual side of mathematics as well as logical processes using various games, mind benders, puzzlers, and brain teasers.
literature: hands-on discussion
You are invited to time travel through the adventures of historical fiction. After completing the week’s assigned reading, these classic books will spring to life in class through discussion and hands-on activities. Before the year begins, a list of needed books will be dispersed so families have plenty of time to obtain copies, and students will be prepared for class.
Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” This is a half-hour block of “you’ll never know what’s coming” fun. Students see that paths to learning aren’t always shaped as what is expected. Keeping on track with our hands-on theme, this class is sure to keep them guessing as opportunities abound.
apologia - zoology 3: land animals of the 6th day
“What separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!”
“Make everyday an adventure as you take your child on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, and farms...During this course, your child will examine and enjoy the incredible variety of enchanting creatures God made to inhabit the earth.”
(excerpt from Apologia website)
Scholars will be required to read the weekly assigned text before class. Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day does need to be obtained BEFORE classes begin. An engaging audio version is available. There is an optional Student Notebook to accompany the text if families so choose.
Let’s get up, hopping and moving! We will have a ball utilizing many different ways to get our blood pumping. From good, old-fashioned playground games to races to ball games, there’s fun for everyone.
Scholars, trek the globe, learning through a variety of games and hands-on activities. Cruise past continents, countries, capitals, and landmarks while mastering map skills.
Looking for a “hands-on” approach to foreign language? This is for you! Whether just beginning or building on sign language skills, students will build vocabulary and have the opportunity to practice signing with classmates.
There’s a carnival with animals? A metal flute is a woodwind? What exactly is that ball with the stick on it, anyway? Learn the answer to these questions and more in Mrs. Meyer’s music class for Scholars. We will learn basic theory and music notation, sing songs, play rhythm instruments, and even learn the recorder. We want our Scholars to discover how music affects the world around them and learn how they can be a part of it.
southside strider's band
Whether experienced or a newbie, there’s a band waiting for you. Mrs. Meyer began a homeschool band ten years ago with just a handful of players, and is seeking continued growth with interested students. She enjoys sharing her love for music with students, just as they enjoy “striking up the band” for her. Each semester, concert and symphonic bands conclude with a performance, while marching band has additional performance opportunities.