Cedars Options 

(7th & 8th-grade levels)

Language Arts

* Pre-Algebra


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​ Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10. Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:
Abeka Intermediate Mathematics
From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics.
New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. If your student is only enrolled in one day, they will be expected to cover the new content missed before the next class day. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee per semester




* Algebra I


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​​ Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee





History

* Pre-Algebra


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​ Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10. Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:
Abeka Intermediate Mathematics
From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics.
New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. If your student is only enrolled in one day, they will be expected to cover the new content missed before the next class day. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee per semester




* Algebra I


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​​ Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee





Math

* Pre-Algebra


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​ Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10. Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:
Abeka Intermediate Mathematics
From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics.
New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. If your student is only enrolled in one day, they will be expected to cover the new content missed before the next class day. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee per semester




* Algebra I


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​​ Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee





Science

* Pre-Algebra


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​ Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10. Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:
Abeka Intermediate Mathematics
From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics.
New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. If your student is only enrolled in one day, they will be expected to cover the new content missed before the next class day. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee per semester




* Algebra I


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​​ Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee





Geography

* Pre-Algebra


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​ Abeka Pre-Algebra Bridge the gap between basic arithmetic and a more advance study of mathematics with Pre-Algebra. This work-text includes a cumulative study of previously learned concepts plus introductions to multiplying and dividing polynomials, complementary and supplementary angles, buying stocks and bonds, algebraic word problems, and more. Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Protractor and Compass for the Geometry unit Basic Scientific Calculator with Trig Functions (sin, cos and tan) for second semester. *Nothing fancy, Walmart sells on for less than $10. Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:
Abeka Intermediate Mathematics
From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics.
New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. If your student is only enrolled in one day, they will be expected to cover the new content missed before the next class day. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee per semester




* Algebra I


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy or Jeff Gaffen Class Description:​​ Train your teen to think systematically as he applies the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra! Your teen will solve linear equations that include fractions, decimals, radicals, and absolute value expressions. He will graph, analyze, and solve two-variable equations, inequalities, and functions, and learn much more! Throughout this text, clearly explained concepts build upon each other section-by-section. Step-by-step instructions guide your teen through easy-to-read examples and build a framework for solving practice problems. Complete with daily exercises, detailed examples and diagrams, review exercises, and a glossary of terms, your teen will be equipped with the tools he needs to succeed in Algebra 1! Mondays class will be teaching of chapter concepts & Wednesday class will be for hands-on problem solving, working on homework with tutor help, and reinforcement of chapter concepts. Supply List: Basic Scientific Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos and tan) . Optional: Graphic Calculator, *not necessary in beginning Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee





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Monday Electives

* Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Various Volunteers Class Description:
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! Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or other quiet activity for Quiet Study Hall. Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Guitar I


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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).

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15




* Digital Photography & Image Editing


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Melissa Davis Class Description: This course is designed for the beginning photographer. In this course, students will learn ways to improve their photography. Class topics include: Creating Better Photos with Composition, Shooting in Manual, and Processing/Saving Your Photos. Hands-on class activities and lessons with homework to be completed during the week. Course requires a digital SLR camera that can be set to manual. Supply List:

  • Digital camera that can be set to fully manual (DSLR examples: Canon Rebel series, Nikon D series)
  • Media Card
  • Card Reader or Cable to download photos from camera to computer
Semester Supply Fee: $5




* Ballroom & Swing Dance


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Bob & Sharon Yelle Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Culinary Arts


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler Class Description:
In this class students will learn food preparation and detailed skills and techniques. They will learn food handling, making grocery lists, measurements & conversions, types of spices, & nutrition. They will learn different cooking techniques and we will prepare many different types of food. We will be making individual recipe books with the foods we make all year for them to keep. This is going to be a fun class and I’m looking forward to cooking with your kids. Supply List:
Clear plastic container with lid to hold items: chefs knife, paring knife, mini cutting board, measuring spoon set, measuring cup set. Please label all supplies with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25 (this covers all the ingredients for the school year)




* Drama (2 Hour Class)


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Clark Youth Theater Class Description: Drama class will consist of honing stage skills and working on monologues or short skits to be showcased to parents one class day. All teaching will be done by Clark Youth Theater teachers. Supply List: Parents may be asked to help with some costumes or props. Semester Supply Fee: $50 This plus the class fee covers Scripts (not cheap), facility props & useage, etc.




* Guitar II


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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.
Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $10




* Guitar III


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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.
Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $10




* Art of Expression


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description:
We will begin by learning basic elements of design to create a good composition. Students will be trained to see the art and beauty around them through various assignments involving taking pictures and recreating these images. Once students have a good foundation in composition we will explore art that evokes emotion. Art will be taught as an expression of speech and the impact the visual message has on both them releasing their message and those that will receive it. We will use various media to create posters, collages, stop motion videos, masks, etc. Supply List: Students will need access to a smart phone for various assignments.
Sketch Book, Art Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener, Colored Pencils Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Home Economics


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Elizabeth Walker Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* French Essentials


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: French Essentials teaches French through a communicative approach that stresses realistic, everyday use of the language, with grammar and vocabulary exercises also included. In addition, the course will integrate cultural education into its language instruction. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Sewing


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Class Description:
This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects. Supply List: 2 white spools of thread, & seam ripper. Labeled with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25





Wednesday Electives

* Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Various Volunteers Class Description:
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! Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or other quiet activity for Quiet Study Hall. Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Guitar I


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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).

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15




* Sewing


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Class Description:
This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects. Supply List: 2 white spools of thread, & seam ripper. Labeled with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Guitar II


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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.
Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $10




* Guitar III


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Sheldon Clark Class Description:
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.
Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $10




* Free Market Principles


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Melissa Davis Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Spiritual Formation (8th & Up)


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Shaina Silverman Class Description: “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.We are all parts of one body.” Romans 12: 4-8. In this course we will explore how to grow spiritually by discovering how God created you uniquely. We will do this by studying the 7 Spiritual Gifts as outlined in Romans 12 as well as the 4 D.I.S.C. personality types. Together we will seek to understand individual motivations, while maturing into an effective servant of Christ. Supply List: TBD Semester Supply Fee: $12




* Culinary Arts


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler Class Description:
In this class students will learn food preparation and detailed skills and techniques. They will learn food handling, making grocery lists, measurements & conversions, types of spices, & nutrition. They will learn different cooking techniques and we will prepare many different types of food. We will be making individual recipe books with the foods we make all year for them to keep. This is going to be a fun class and I’m looking forward to cooking with your kids. Supply List:
Clear plastic container with lid to hold items: chefs knife, paring knife, mini cutting board, measuring spoon set, measuring cup set. Please label all supplies with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25 (this covers all the ingredients for the school year)




* OERB Petro Active


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Amy Shipman Class Description: 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! Supply List: Pencil Semester Supply Fee:




* Home Economics


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Elizabeth Walker Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Art of Expression


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description:
We will begin by learning basic elements of design to create a good composition. Students will be trained to see the art and beauty around them through various assignments involving taking pictures and recreating these images. Once students have a good foundation in composition we will explore art that evokes emotion. Art will be taught as an expression of speech and the impact the visual message has on both them releasing their message and those that will receive it. We will use various media to create posters, collages, stop motion videos, masks, etc. Supply List: Students will need access to a smart phone for various assignments.
Sketch Book, Art Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener, Colored Pencils Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Ballroom & Swing Dance


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Bob & Sharon Yelle Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Yearbook & Journalism


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Melissa Davis Class Description: This course is for students who want to join the yearbook staff and document the Aspire 2020-2021 school year. In this course, students will learn basic photography and page layout skills, as well as how to tell a story with photographs and copy. Each student will be assigned events to cover, as their own personal part of the yearbook. This class is open to 7th grade and up. Class time will be used for lessons and working on page layout for assigned pages. Outside of class time, students will be required to complete assignment (photographing events) and help with photographing the Aspire students for official posed yearbook photos. Supply List: Digital camera (actual camera recommended and preferred over a mobile phone) Laptop with internet access to work in Yearbook software Semester Supply Fee:




* French Essentials


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: French Essentials teaches French through a communicative approach that stresses realistic, everyday use of the language, with grammar and vocabulary exercises also included. In addition, the course will integrate cultural education into its language instruction. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: