Cedars Options 

(7th & 8th-grade levels)

Language Arts

* Study Hall


Supervisor: Varied We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. -Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. -Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy!




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester




* Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song). Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn sewing machine basics and complete projects as skills develop in each class. We will cover garment mending, hemming, zipper placement, different sewing stitches, basic quilting, and much more. Students will select their projects. Class if for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewing students. Supplies: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. $25 Supply Fee per semester




* Guitar II


Teacher: Sheldon Clark Age 12 and older
The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundimentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Guitar III


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar II in learning the instrument and mostly focused on being performance ready. We will try to play 2 to 3 performances (mostly assisted living facilities) per semester. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Nature Anatomy & Illustration


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using one text: Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman. This course will teach basic techniques in botanical illustration. With a focus on the natural world, each project will not only be a unit study but also a beautiful piece of artwork. Students will learn: principles for drawing, fundamentals of plant anatomy, colored pencil and watercolor techniques, color theory and the natural world. Supplies: Watercolor paper Sketchbook Basic drawing pencil set Colored pencil set Watercolor set Micron pen set Nature Anatomy Book by Julia Rotherman




* Latin I


Teacher: Julie Cox Latin 1: Latin 1 is for students who desire to take Latin as their foreign language requirement or for those students who have an interest in learning the Latin language more extensively. We will be using Henle First Year Latin as our text and will cover Units 1-5. New material will be presented each class period along with an opportunity to address questions from the previous week’s homework. This class will require an extensive amount of memorization as students are expected to memorize their weekly vocabulary words, noun declension endings and verb conjugation endings. Students can expect about 45 minutes of homework each day (Monday –Friday excluding the class day). Homework will consist of daily chart review, vocabulary flash card review, and exercises from the textbook. Latin 1 Curriculum: ●Henle First Year Latin ($24.66) ●Henle Latin Grammar ($15.33) ●Henle Latin Answer Key ($7.33)




* Wildcrafting


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the text: The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Easley and Horne, students will learn basic herbal properties, plant chemical constituents, elemental and constitutional properties of plants and basic preparation techniques. Supplies: 1 package of Mason Jars Textbook Notebook Supply Fee $20.00 Supply fee will cover the cost of herbs and ingredients for the preparations portion of the class.




* Culinary Arts


Teacher: Ms. Goodfood Students will learn professional food preparation and practice detailed skills and techniques. Students will practice topics like knife skills, measurements and conversions, food handling, her-spice-ingredient identification, and nutrition. Students will be introduced to specific cooking techniques such as sauteing, braising, boiling, frying, roasting, grilling, baking, stewing and much more. Students will learn how to create a weekly meal plan & grocery list. Supply fee is $25
Supply List: Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Mini Cutting Board, Apron, Small Plastic Container with lid to hold supplies. Label all supplies with students name.




* Special Help with Spelling


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is a hands-on class to help with the fundamentals of spelling. We will be using a lot of things beyond writing and repetition to learn and remember spelling words. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as needed as I learn their learning styles and levels. I will be using words on their level. Different kids in the same class may have different words. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe don’t write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Special Help with Reading


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is for the kiddo who is struggling with reading. We will use different methods as well as reading from different kinds of things. We go over mechanics, as well as trying to pinpoint what the struggle is. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as we go, and I learn their learning style and levels. There is no curriculum to purchase but I do ask for a $20 supply fee. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe do not write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert

Students will develop:

  • The ability to follow a conductor/director.
  • The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th)
  • Basic concepts of sight-singing

Students will learn:

  • Singing in different styles of music.
  • An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th)
  • The different voice types.
  • How to praise the Lord through song!

Supplies needed:

3 Ring Binder

Pencil

Supply Fee: $10




* Intro to Instruments


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will learn about: The different instruments in each of the sections of orchestras, symphonic bands, jazz ensembles, praise & worship bands, and some instruments used during the earlier time periods (Biblical Instruments, Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) The development of the instruments, including the modern day piano and organ. Instruments from other cultures throughout the ages. The ranges and voices that these instruments represent. Some foundational concepts of music will be discussed (Grand Staff, clefs, etc.) to allow the students a greater understanding of each of the instruments. Musical terms will also be taught. Instruments will be brought in for students to experience. Some restrictions may be in place due to Covid 19 (i.e. wind and brass) A field trip may possibly be planned depending on permission from Aspire to see instruments not small enough to be brought onsite. Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* OERB Petro Active STEAM


Teacher: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes. This curriculum covers science topics such as geologic timescales and processes, wavelength, amplitude, frequency, distillation, seismology and conservation. We will also be covering math topics such as mapping, tangrams, slope, algebraic reasoning, ratios and proportional relationships. Students will practice these concepts and learn more about how land descriptions are used in the energy industry, how the concept of slope is used in directional drilling and will complete the curriculum by designing their own storage tanks by calculating volume and surface area. (Includes math levels 5th grade -pre algebra) But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that make these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN! This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies Needed: Pencil Supply Fee: $0





History

* Earth & Space Science - Mon


Teacher: Roger Nimmo Abeka Science: Earth & Space From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils will give your child ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes. Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: Project Resources Book $15 per semester book rental fee




* Earth & Space Science - Wed


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: $40 per semester lab & experiment supply fee




* Veterinary Science


Teacher: Candra Graves This class will give you an introduction into veterinary science. If you are interested in zoology or becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any job that pertains to animals this is the class for you! We will be covering most body systems, along with terminology and basic veterinary information. There will be experiments and dissections to reinforce what we are learning. Fee: $30 per semester for lab supplies Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Botany


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the Gorgeously illustrated text “Practical Botany” by Geoff Hodge, students will be introduced to the plant kingdom, growth form and function of plants, inner workings, reproduction, external factors, botany and the senses, and follow the profiles of many famous botanists and botanical illustrators. This is a very hands on and visual botany course, looking at specimens and doing outdoor lab studies. Supplies for class: Textbook plus supply fee Supply fee for class includes Botany Record Journal, Plant Supplies for Analysis, and a set of sketching materials and collection tools. Supply Fee: $50.00




* Creation Science


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This course includes: sections of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Genetics, Astronomy, History of Science, Zoology, Biblical Studies and the truth about the Theory of Evolution. Every Christian and non christian need to understand the difference between Origin and Operational Science, the Philosophy of science, what kind of changes have and are really occurring in living things, what the fossil record really reveals, what scientific laws contradict the theory of evolution, how did the genesis flood really change the earth, and what does the Bible teach us about these changes? Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Class fee: $35.00 For the Study Set Debunking Evolution Study Set Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Physical Science - MON (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition Introduce your child to chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. We will be covering the first 10 modules. Start out with scientific measurements, the different forms of matter, and the periodic table and other chemistry concepts. We’ll then graduate into physics and the study of forces, motion, energy, and light. Supply fee: $0 Supplies Needed: Student textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition - Purchase Link HERE




* Physical Science - WED (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Supply fee: $40




* Life Science Monday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper Book rental fee: $15 per semester




* Life Science Wednesday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper, composition notebook, colored pencils Supply fee: $25





Math

* Earth & Space Science - Mon


Teacher: Roger Nimmo Abeka Science: Earth & Space From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils will give your child ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes. Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: Project Resources Book $15 per semester book rental fee




* Earth & Space Science - Wed


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: $40 per semester lab & experiment supply fee




* Veterinary Science


Teacher: Candra Graves This class will give you an introduction into veterinary science. If you are interested in zoology or becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any job that pertains to animals this is the class for you! We will be covering most body systems, along with terminology and basic veterinary information. There will be experiments and dissections to reinforce what we are learning. Fee: $30 per semester for lab supplies Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Botany


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the Gorgeously illustrated text “Practical Botany” by Geoff Hodge, students will be introduced to the plant kingdom, growth form and function of plants, inner workings, reproduction, external factors, botany and the senses, and follow the profiles of many famous botanists and botanical illustrators. This is a very hands on and visual botany course, looking at specimens and doing outdoor lab studies. Supplies for class: Textbook plus supply fee Supply fee for class includes Botany Record Journal, Plant Supplies for Analysis, and a set of sketching materials and collection tools. Supply Fee: $50.00




* Creation Science


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This course includes: sections of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Genetics, Astronomy, History of Science, Zoology, Biblical Studies and the truth about the Theory of Evolution. Every Christian and non christian need to understand the difference between Origin and Operational Science, the Philosophy of science, what kind of changes have and are really occurring in living things, what the fossil record really reveals, what scientific laws contradict the theory of evolution, how did the genesis flood really change the earth, and what does the Bible teach us about these changes? Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Class fee: $35.00 For the Study Set Debunking Evolution Study Set Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Physical Science - MON (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition Introduce your child to chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. We will be covering the first 10 modules. Start out with scientific measurements, the different forms of matter, and the periodic table and other chemistry concepts. We’ll then graduate into physics and the study of forces, motion, energy, and light. Supply fee: $0 Supplies Needed: Student textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition - Purchase Link HERE




* Physical Science - WED (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Supply fee: $40




* Life Science Monday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper Book rental fee: $15 per semester




* Life Science Wednesday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper, composition notebook, colored pencils Supply fee: $25





Science

* Earth & Space Science - Mon


Teacher: Roger Nimmo Abeka Science: Earth & Space From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils will give your child ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes. Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: Project Resources Book $15 per semester book rental fee




* Earth & Space Science - Wed


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: $40 per semester lab & experiment supply fee




* Veterinary Science


Teacher: Candra Graves This class will give you an introduction into veterinary science. If you are interested in zoology or becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any job that pertains to animals this is the class for you! We will be covering most body systems, along with terminology and basic veterinary information. There will be experiments and dissections to reinforce what we are learning. Fee: $30 per semester for lab supplies Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Botany


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the Gorgeously illustrated text “Practical Botany” by Geoff Hodge, students will be introduced to the plant kingdom, growth form and function of plants, inner workings, reproduction, external factors, botany and the senses, and follow the profiles of many famous botanists and botanical illustrators. This is a very hands on and visual botany course, looking at specimens and doing outdoor lab studies. Supplies for class: Textbook plus supply fee Supply fee for class includes Botany Record Journal, Plant Supplies for Analysis, and a set of sketching materials and collection tools. Supply Fee: $50.00




* Creation Science


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This course includes: sections of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Genetics, Astronomy, History of Science, Zoology, Biblical Studies and the truth about the Theory of Evolution. Every Christian and non christian need to understand the difference between Origin and Operational Science, the Philosophy of science, what kind of changes have and are really occurring in living things, what the fossil record really reveals, what scientific laws contradict the theory of evolution, how did the genesis flood really change the earth, and what does the Bible teach us about these changes? Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Class fee: $35.00 For the Study Set Debunking Evolution Study Set Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Physical Science - MON (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition Introduce your child to chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. We will be covering the first 10 modules. Start out with scientific measurements, the different forms of matter, and the periodic table and other chemistry concepts. We’ll then graduate into physics and the study of forces, motion, energy, and light. Supply fee: $0 Supplies Needed: Student textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition - Purchase Link HERE




* Physical Science - WED (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Supply fee: $40




* Life Science Monday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper Book rental fee: $15 per semester




* Life Science Wednesday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper, composition notebook, colored pencils Supply fee: $25





Geography

* Study Hall


Supervisor: Varied We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. -Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. -Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy!




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester




* Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song). Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn sewing machine basics and complete projects as skills develop in each class. We will cover garment mending, hemming, zipper placement, different sewing stitches, basic quilting, and much more. Students will select their projects. Class if for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewing students. Supplies: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. $25 Supply Fee per semester




* Guitar II


Teacher: Sheldon Clark Age 12 and older
The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundimentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Guitar III


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar II in learning the instrument and mostly focused on being performance ready. We will try to play 2 to 3 performances (mostly assisted living facilities) per semester. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Nature Anatomy & Illustration


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using one text: Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman. This course will teach basic techniques in botanical illustration. With a focus on the natural world, each project will not only be a unit study but also a beautiful piece of artwork. Students will learn: principles for drawing, fundamentals of plant anatomy, colored pencil and watercolor techniques, color theory and the natural world. Supplies: Watercolor paper Sketchbook Basic drawing pencil set Colored pencil set Watercolor set Micron pen set Nature Anatomy Book by Julia Rotherman




* Latin I


Teacher: Julie Cox Latin 1: Latin 1 is for students who desire to take Latin as their foreign language requirement or for those students who have an interest in learning the Latin language more extensively. We will be using Henle First Year Latin as our text and will cover Units 1-5. New material will be presented each class period along with an opportunity to address questions from the previous week’s homework. This class will require an extensive amount of memorization as students are expected to memorize their weekly vocabulary words, noun declension endings and verb conjugation endings. Students can expect about 45 minutes of homework each day (Monday –Friday excluding the class day). Homework will consist of daily chart review, vocabulary flash card review, and exercises from the textbook. Latin 1 Curriculum: ●Henle First Year Latin ($24.66) ●Henle Latin Grammar ($15.33) ●Henle Latin Answer Key ($7.33)




* Wildcrafting


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the text: The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Easley and Horne, students will learn basic herbal properties, plant chemical constituents, elemental and constitutional properties of plants and basic preparation techniques. Supplies: 1 package of Mason Jars Textbook Notebook Supply Fee $20.00 Supply fee will cover the cost of herbs and ingredients for the preparations portion of the class.




* Culinary Arts


Teacher: Ms. Goodfood Students will learn professional food preparation and practice detailed skills and techniques. Students will practice topics like knife skills, measurements and conversions, food handling, her-spice-ingredient identification, and nutrition. Students will be introduced to specific cooking techniques such as sauteing, braising, boiling, frying, roasting, grilling, baking, stewing and much more. Students will learn how to create a weekly meal plan & grocery list. Supply fee is $25
Supply List: Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Mini Cutting Board, Apron, Small Plastic Container with lid to hold supplies. Label all supplies with students name.




* Special Help with Spelling


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is a hands-on class to help with the fundamentals of spelling. We will be using a lot of things beyond writing and repetition to learn and remember spelling words. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as needed as I learn their learning styles and levels. I will be using words on their level. Different kids in the same class may have different words. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe don’t write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Special Help with Reading


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is for the kiddo who is struggling with reading. We will use different methods as well as reading from different kinds of things. We go over mechanics, as well as trying to pinpoint what the struggle is. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as we go, and I learn their learning style and levels. There is no curriculum to purchase but I do ask for a $20 supply fee. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe do not write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert

Students will develop:

  • The ability to follow a conductor/director.
  • The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th)
  • Basic concepts of sight-singing

Students will learn:

  • Singing in different styles of music.
  • An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th)
  • The different voice types.
  • How to praise the Lord through song!

Supplies needed:

3 Ring Binder

Pencil

Supply Fee: $10




* Intro to Instruments


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will learn about: The different instruments in each of the sections of orchestras, symphonic bands, jazz ensembles, praise & worship bands, and some instruments used during the earlier time periods (Biblical Instruments, Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) The development of the instruments, including the modern day piano and organ. Instruments from other cultures throughout the ages. The ranges and voices that these instruments represent. Some foundational concepts of music will be discussed (Grand Staff, clefs, etc.) to allow the students a greater understanding of each of the instruments. Musical terms will also be taught. Instruments will be brought in for students to experience. Some restrictions may be in place due to Covid 19 (i.e. wind and brass) A field trip may possibly be planned depending on permission from Aspire to see instruments not small enough to be brought onsite. Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* OERB Petro Active STEAM


Teacher: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes. This curriculum covers science topics such as geologic timescales and processes, wavelength, amplitude, frequency, distillation, seismology and conservation. We will also be covering math topics such as mapping, tangrams, slope, algebraic reasoning, ratios and proportional relationships. Students will practice these concepts and learn more about how land descriptions are used in the energy industry, how the concept of slope is used in directional drilling and will complete the curriculum by designing their own storage tanks by calculating volume and surface area. (Includes math levels 5th grade -pre algebra) But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that make these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN! This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies Needed: Pencil Supply Fee: $0





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Monday Electives

* Earth & Space Science - Mon


Teacher: Roger Nimmo Abeka Science: Earth & Space From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, show your child the features of God’s Creation here on earth as well as the Great Beyond with Science: Earth and Space! This textbook guides your child through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils will give your child ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes. Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: Project Resources Book $15 per semester book rental fee




* Earth & Space Science - Wed


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: $40 per semester lab & experiment supply fee




* Veterinary Science


Teacher: Candra Graves This class will give you an introduction into veterinary science. If you are interested in zoology or becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any job that pertains to animals this is the class for you! We will be covering most body systems, along with terminology and basic veterinary information. There will be experiments and dissections to reinforce what we are learning. Fee: $30 per semester for lab supplies Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Botany


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the Gorgeously illustrated text “Practical Botany” by Geoff Hodge, students will be introduced to the plant kingdom, growth form and function of plants, inner workings, reproduction, external factors, botany and the senses, and follow the profiles of many famous botanists and botanical illustrators. This is a very hands on and visual botany course, looking at specimens and doing outdoor lab studies. Supplies for class: Textbook plus supply fee Supply fee for class includes Botany Record Journal, Plant Supplies for Analysis, and a set of sketching materials and collection tools. Supply Fee: $50.00




* Creation Science


Teacher: Roger Nimmo This course includes: sections of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Genetics, Astronomy, History of Science, Zoology, Biblical Studies and the truth about the Theory of Evolution. Every Christian and non christian need to understand the difference between Origin and Operational Science, the Philosophy of science, what kind of changes have and are really occurring in living things, what the fossil record really reveals, what scientific laws contradict the theory of evolution, how did the genesis flood really change the earth, and what does the Bible teach us about these changes? Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have access to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Class fee: $35.00 For the Study Set Debunking Evolution Study Set Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* Physical Science - MON (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition Introduce your child to chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. We will be covering the first 10 modules. Start out with scientific measurements, the different forms of matter, and the periodic table and other chemistry concepts. We’ll then graduate into physics and the study of forces, motion, energy, and light. Supply fee: $0 Supplies Needed: Student textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition - Purchase Link HERE




* Physical Science - WED (8th grade & up)


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Supply fee: $40




* Life Science Monday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper Book rental fee: $15 per semester




* Life Science Wednesday


Abeka 7th Grade Science: Order and Design This class introduces new plant features and flower families; also, it builds upon the systems of the body, and how all of them work together to help your child function. We will learn about marsupials of the mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians; discuss the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests, showing how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. Supplies: pencil, 1 inch 3 ring binder, notebook paper, composition notebook, colored pencils Supply fee: $25





Wednesday Electives

* Study Hall


Supervisor: Varied We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. -Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. -Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy!




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester




* Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song). Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn sewing machine basics and complete projects as skills develop in each class. We will cover garment mending, hemming, zipper placement, different sewing stitches, basic quilting, and much more. Students will select their projects. Class if for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewing students. Supplies: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. $25 Supply Fee per semester




* Guitar II


Teacher: Sheldon Clark Age 12 and older
The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundimentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Guitar III


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar II in learning the instrument and mostly focused on being performance ready. We will try to play 2 to 3 performances (mostly assisted living facilities) per semester. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Nature Anatomy & Illustration


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using one text: Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman. This course will teach basic techniques in botanical illustration. With a focus on the natural world, each project will not only be a unit study but also a beautiful piece of artwork. Students will learn: principles for drawing, fundamentals of plant anatomy, colored pencil and watercolor techniques, color theory and the natural world. Supplies: Watercolor paper Sketchbook Basic drawing pencil set Colored pencil set Watercolor set Micron pen set Nature Anatomy Book by Julia Rotherman




* Latin I


Teacher: Julie Cox Latin 1: Latin 1 is for students who desire to take Latin as their foreign language requirement or for those students who have an interest in learning the Latin language more extensively. We will be using Henle First Year Latin as our text and will cover Units 1-5. New material will be presented each class period along with an opportunity to address questions from the previous week’s homework. This class will require an extensive amount of memorization as students are expected to memorize their weekly vocabulary words, noun declension endings and verb conjugation endings. Students can expect about 45 minutes of homework each day (Monday –Friday excluding the class day). Homework will consist of daily chart review, vocabulary flash card review, and exercises from the textbook. Latin 1 Curriculum: ●Henle First Year Latin ($24.66) ●Henle Latin Grammar ($15.33) ●Henle Latin Answer Key ($7.33)




* Wildcrafting


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Using the text: The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Easley and Horne, students will learn basic herbal properties, plant chemical constituents, elemental and constitutional properties of plants and basic preparation techniques. Supplies: 1 package of Mason Jars Textbook Notebook Supply Fee $20.00 Supply fee will cover the cost of herbs and ingredients for the preparations portion of the class.




* Culinary Arts


Teacher: Ms. Goodfood Students will learn professional food preparation and practice detailed skills and techniques. Students will practice topics like knife skills, measurements and conversions, food handling, her-spice-ingredient identification, and nutrition. Students will be introduced to specific cooking techniques such as sauteing, braising, boiling, frying, roasting, grilling, baking, stewing and much more. Students will learn how to create a weekly meal plan & grocery list. Supply fee is $25
Supply List: Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Mini Cutting Board, Apron, Small Plastic Container with lid to hold supplies. Label all supplies with students name.




* Special Help with Spelling


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is a hands-on class to help with the fundamentals of spelling. We will be using a lot of things beyond writing and repetition to learn and remember spelling words. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as needed as I learn their learning styles and levels. I will be using words on their level. Different kids in the same class may have different words. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe don’t write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Special Help with Reading


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is for the kiddo who is struggling with reading. We will use different methods as well as reading from different kinds of things. We go over mechanics, as well as trying to pinpoint what the struggle is. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as we go, and I learn their learning style and levels. There is no curriculum to purchase but I do ask for a $20 supply fee. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe do not write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies: Folder, 3x5 notecards, Pencil




* Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert

Students will develop:

  • The ability to follow a conductor/director.
  • The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th)
  • Basic concepts of sight-singing

Students will learn:

  • Singing in different styles of music.
  • An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th)
  • The different voice types.
  • How to praise the Lord through song!

Supplies needed:

3 Ring Binder

Pencil

Supply Fee: $10




* Intro to Instruments


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will learn about: The different instruments in each of the sections of orchestras, symphonic bands, jazz ensembles, praise & worship bands, and some instruments used during the earlier time periods (Biblical Instruments, Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) The development of the instruments, including the modern day piano and organ. Instruments from other cultures throughout the ages. The ranges and voices that these instruments represent. Some foundational concepts of music will be discussed (Grand Staff, clefs, etc.) to allow the students a greater understanding of each of the instruments. Musical terms will also be taught. Instruments will be brought in for students to experience. Some restrictions may be in place due to Covid 19 (i.e. wind and brass) A field trip may possibly be planned depending on permission from Aspire to see instruments not small enough to be brought onsite. Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* OERB Petro Active STEAM


Teacher: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes. This curriculum covers science topics such as geologic timescales and processes, wavelength, amplitude, frequency, distillation, seismology and conservation. We will also be covering math topics such as mapping, tangrams, slope, algebraic reasoning, ratios and proportional relationships. Students will practice these concepts and learn more about how land descriptions are used in the energy industry, how the concept of slope is used in directional drilling and will complete the curriculum by designing their own storage tanks by calculating volume and surface area. (Includes math levels 5th grade -pre algebra) But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that make these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN! This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies Needed: Pencil Supply Fee: $0





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