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(9th - 12th-grade levels)

Language Arts

* HS Writing


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Amy Dean Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* HS Public Speaking


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description: Public speaking is scary! Yet, everyone will have to eventually speak in front of people, whether it be before a class in college, giving a Bible lesson, or giving announcements at a meeting. This class is designed to help take the fear out of talking in front of others and providing lots of fun along the way. First semester: students will learn to present a variety of speeches, including a “How-To” speech, a biographical report, a Bible lesson, and more. Students will also practice interview skills, and learn the importance of non-verbal skills while giving a speech. Second semester: students will participate in debate and learn to give a “TED” talk. Supply List: FIRST SEMESTER: Speech I Student Workbook - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee:




* World Literature


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Pam Searcy Class Description: This course will provide a historical survey of world literature. Students will examine the philosophical and artistic elements of various works of literature such as poetry, drama and fiction. The curriculum of this course allows students to examine the effects of political, geographical, economic and social systems on literary expressions from a variety of cultures.
Books being considered: The Alchemist, The Good Earth, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Cry the Beloved Country, Between Shades of Grey, The Book Thief, Refugee, A Long Walk to the Water, Farewell to Manzanar, The War Outside, and Salt to the Sea Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* British Literature


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Faith Williams Class Description: The English Literature course will engage you in the careful reading and critical analysis of brilliant English authors. Through the close reading of selected texts, you can deepen your understanding of the ways writers use language to create meaning. You’ll learn to consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Books being considered: Emma, Oliver Twist, Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, Screwtape Letters, A Christmas Carole, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* American Literature


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy Class Description:​ This course will include both classic and contemporary pieces written by American authors. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. The texts for this course were selected based on what they reveal about the American experience. Books being considered: The Outsiders, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, The Crucible and A Separate Peace Most of the literature guides that I use are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* HS Writing & Grammar


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jessica Miller Class Description: Writing & Grammar 10 teaches the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics of English grammar. The English educational materials also reviews the five basic sentence patterns. Reference chapters include library skills and test-taking strategies. The textbook guides students through the writing process and teaches effective writing strategies. Supply List: BJU Press Writing & Grammar 10 Workbook - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee:




* Advanced HS Writing & Grammar


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jessica Miller Class Description: The Writing & Grammar 12 Student Worktext contains very thorough explanations of grammatical concepts such as the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, usage, and mechanics. It introduces advanced grammatical concepts such as tense sequence, perfect verbs, and adverbial nouns. It also includes reference chapters on library skills and study skills. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to apply grammatical knowledge to communication. Students are led through the writing process and are given specific writing assignments throughout the course. Projects include a research paper, a literary analysis, a folktale, a narrative poem, a hymn, an analytical essay, an interview, a memoir, an analogy, and an in-class essay. Supply List: BJU Press Writing & Grammar 12 Workbook - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee:




* HS Novel Writing


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description: If your student can write a short story (1-2 pages in length), he/she is ready to write a longer piece. Let them write a novel! Students will work directly in the manual, Learn to Write the Novel Way. Principles learned will then be applied to a novel. Students will receive help in composition: coming up with a story, developing their story, organizing, and writing vividly. Students will read and critique each other’s writing. Correct sentence structure and grammar, correct spelling, and use of correct punctuation will be emphasized in the lessons. Supply List:
- Learn to Write the Novel Way, by Carole Thaxton (The best price I found for this book is at rainbowresource.com for $32.75.) - Purchase Link HERE - Spiral notebook - Access to Google Docs Semester Supply Fee:





History

* American Government


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:

Abeka American Government: See how the United States’ government allows its citizens the “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” We’ll explore the Christian foundation that the United States was founded upon, learn all aspects of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, see the emphasis on limited government that was intended by the Founding Fathers, and learn the 3 branches of government along with the responsibilities that citizens have to the government. This class is one semester.

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee




* World History


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Michael Sutton Class Description: BJU Press World History World History, 4th edition, recounts the story of mankind from creation to the present. Students examine ancient civilizations through the Greeks to the Roman Empire. Then they survey India, Asia, and Africa on their way to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, upon which modern history is founded. They are challenged to discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. God’s providence and Bible integration are given prominence as the students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens. Supply List: Student Activities Manual - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee




* Oklahoma History


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description: This class will take you through the history of Oklahoma from exploration through the present day. I plan on incorporating a short historical western fiction authored by a native Oklahoman who will make a guest appearance. I would also like to incorporate 2 field trips to engage the learning experience. Topics include the early exploration of the region, the Five Civilized Tribes, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War in Indian Territory, Indian Territory during the Old West era, the land run, pioneer life, and statehood. There is also a focus on major figures such as Sequoyah, John Ross, Elias Boudinot, Stand Watie and many more. It will also include the Green Corn Rebellion, Tulsa Race Riot, Dust Bowl, Oil Booms, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. There is also a focus on major figures such as Jim Thorpe, Frank Phillips, “Alfalfa” Bill Murray, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Woody Guthrie, and many more. Oklahoma History will highlight Oklahoma geography, including mountain ranges and rivers, lakes and city locations. Map assignments will help students gain an understanding of the state’s topography. There will be assignments to accompany the reading I hand out, including multiple choice questions, essay questions, and other assigned work, plus section quizzes and tests. This course is one school year (1 unit credit) for student’s transcript. I would also like to incorporate 2 field trips to engage students in the learning. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee for textbook $10 for West of the Deadline book




* Bill of Rights


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:
This class is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. Students will discover what each amendment means, how a case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, how the Bill of Rights was adopted and why. Students will learn that deciding cases in a judicial role requires them to resist snap decisions, ignore personal feelings and prejudices, and evaluate cases according to the facts presented, the rights granted by specific amendments, and the interpretation of these rights. Supply List:
You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases, www.criticalthinking.com
(The red book only. You do not need to purchase the blue book.)
Spiral Notebook Semester Supply Fee:




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:
Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! Supply List:
The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) -Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley -Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research Semester Supply Fee: $5 (maps, worksheets)




* Constitutional Republic


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description: This elective will be a practical application of how to be an active citizen within our community from a conservative Christian viewpoint. We will be watching videos lead by Rick Green and David Barton to help further educate your student about the constitution. John Jay, the original chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, said we all must read and study the constitution in order to teach others to know rights and freedoms so that you may defend and assert your rights if ever violated. This will not be another boring history class! The students will walk away with a greater understanding about their rights and shown practical ways they can get involved in their government. We would like to see each student apply and participate in the Oklahoma Page Program. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 for workbook




* U.S. History


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:

This course begins with early American settlement, then moves on through the formation and early years of the nation, the Constitution, and the many challenges that have threatened survival. Students will develop their critical thinking skills as they learn to use their knowledge of the nation’s history to make informed decisions about issues on a local, state, and national level. The course helps students see the past through the corrective lens of a biblical worldview.

Supply List: * Purchase Link HERE ( Be sure it's the 4th edition you purchase) Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee may incur





Math

* Geometry


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Pam Searcy Class Description:​ Abeka Plane Geometry Help your child develop logic and analytical skills through the exercises of Plane Geometry. This textbook gives detailed instructions for learning and applying geometry concepts plus exercises that your child completes on notebook paper. Introduce your child to concave and convex curves, angle relationships and measurements, locus, proportions, surface measurements, arc lengths, and much more. Extensive work with proofs plus application exercises propel your child into analytical thinking. Complete with an appendix of measurements, formulas, axioms, postulates, and theorems, this text gives your child the tools to complete a thorough study of geometry. New materials will be taught both Monday and Wednesdays. Supply List: Scientific Calculator - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* Algebra 1


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




* Algebra 2


Days Offered: Monday and/or Wednesday Teacher: Brittney Crumb or Jeff Gaffen Class Description: Abeka Algebra 2 This Algebra 2 text is your students’ gateway to higher mathematics and sciences and is essential to preparing your student for college. Students will further investigate concepts that were introduced in Algebra 1, such as linear equations, linear inequalities, polynomials, probability, statistics, and more. They will also transition into Pre-calculus as they study exponential and logarithmic functions and matrices and are introduced to trigonometric equations and identities. New Materials will be taught both Mondays and Wedensdays. Supply List: Scientific Calculator - Purchase LInk HERE Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee




* Personal Finance


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Ms. Dollabills Class Description: Students will learn financial responsibility, planning for the future, budgets, income and careers, spending, credit, debt, student loans, checking/saving accounts, saving & investing and entrepreneurship with hands-on projects. We use an abbreviated version of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Freedom. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $10





Science

* American Government


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:

Abeka American Government: See how the United States’ government allows its citizens the “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” We’ll explore the Christian foundation that the United States was founded upon, learn all aspects of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, see the emphasis on limited government that was intended by the Founding Fathers, and learn the 3 branches of government along with the responsibilities that citizens have to the government. This class is one semester.

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee




* World History


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Michael Sutton Class Description: BJU Press World History World History, 4th edition, recounts the story of mankind from creation to the present. Students examine ancient civilizations through the Greeks to the Roman Empire. Then they survey India, Asia, and Africa on their way to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, upon which modern history is founded. They are challenged to discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. God’s providence and Bible integration are given prominence as the students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens. Supply List: Student Activities Manual - Purchase Link HERE Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee




* Oklahoma History


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description: This class will take you through the history of Oklahoma from exploration through the present day. I plan on incorporating a short historical western fiction authored by a native Oklahoman who will make a guest appearance. I would also like to incorporate 2 field trips to engage the learning experience. Topics include the early exploration of the region, the Five Civilized Tribes, the Trail of Tears, the Civil War in Indian Territory, Indian Territory during the Old West era, the land run, pioneer life, and statehood. There is also a focus on major figures such as Sequoyah, John Ross, Elias Boudinot, Stand Watie and many more. It will also include the Green Corn Rebellion, Tulsa Race Riot, Dust Bowl, Oil Booms, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. There is also a focus on major figures such as Jim Thorpe, Frank Phillips, “Alfalfa” Bill Murray, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Woody Guthrie, and many more. Oklahoma History will highlight Oklahoma geography, including mountain ranges and rivers, lakes and city locations. Map assignments will help students gain an understanding of the state’s topography. There will be assignments to accompany the reading I hand out, including multiple choice questions, essay questions, and other assigned work, plus section quizzes and tests. This course is one school year (1 unit credit) for student’s transcript. I would also like to incorporate 2 field trips to engage students in the learning. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 book rental fee for textbook $10 for West of the Deadline book




* Bill of Rights


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:
This class is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. Students will discover what each amendment means, how a case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States, how the Bill of Rights was adopted and why. Students will learn that deciding cases in a judicial role requires them to resist snap decisions, ignore personal feelings and prejudices, and evaluate cases according to the facts presented, the rights granted by specific amendments, and the interpretation of these rights. Supply List:
You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases, www.criticalthinking.com
(The red book only. You do not need to purchase the blue book.)
Spiral Notebook Semester Supply Fee:




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:
Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! Supply List:
The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) -Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley -Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research Semester Supply Fee: $5 (maps, worksheets)




* Constitutional Republic


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Allison Leach Class Description: This elective will be a practical application of how to be an active citizen within our community from a conservative Christian viewpoint. We will be watching videos lead by Rick Green and David Barton to help further educate your student about the constitution. John Jay, the original chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, said we all must read and study the constitution in order to teach others to know rights and freedoms so that you may defend and assert your rights if ever violated. This will not be another boring history class! The students will walk away with a greater understanding about their rights and shown practical ways they can get involved in their government. We would like to see each student apply and participate in the Oklahoma Page Program. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15 for workbook




* U.S. History


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description:

This course begins with early American settlement, then moves on through the formation and early years of the nation, the Constitution, and the many challenges that have threatened survival. Students will develop their critical thinking skills as they learn to use their knowledge of the nation’s history to make informed decisions about issues on a local, state, and national level. The course helps students see the past through the corrective lens of a biblical worldview.

Supply List: * Purchase Link HERE ( Be sure it's the 4th edition you purchase) Semester Supply Fee: $15 Book Rental Fee may incur





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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




* 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 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




* 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


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




* Home Economics


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Elizabeth Walker 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)




* 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




* 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:




* 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:




* French I


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: French 1 will teach students to speak, understand, read, and write basic French in everyday situations. The emphasis is on oral communication with reasonable grammatical accuracy. We will discuss French-speaking cultures around the world from a Christian worldview, and therefore, some of our study will include Bible stories in French. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* ACT Prep


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Jeff Gaffen Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:





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




* 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 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




* 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


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




* Home Economics


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Elizabeth Walker 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)




* 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




* 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:




* 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:




* French I


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: French 1 will teach students to speak, understand, read, and write basic French in everyday situations. The emphasis is on oral communication with reasonable grammatical accuracy. We will discuss French-speaking cultures around the world from a Christian worldview, and therefore, some of our study will include Bible stories in French. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* ACT Prep


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Jeff Gaffen Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: