Oaks Options    

(9th - 12th-grade levels)

Language Arts

* American Government


Teacher: Lea Nance Abeka American Government (third edition) American Government class will provide students to become informed, responsible citizens and voters in today’s world. The course starts with a look at what we are blessed with and the symbols of America. There will be detailed study of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of U.S. , the Bill of Rights and emphasis on limited government that was intended by our Founding Fathers. Your student will also learn about the 3 branches of government and how each branch works. Your student will also learn about federalism and government at the state level. We will conclude with the opportunities and responsibilities for American citizens getting involved in the political system. In this class there will be assigned essays, projects, quizzes, tests and also discussions in class. This class is a full year. Supplies: $15 per semester Book Rental Fee




* World History


Teacher: Kai Anderson 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. Supplies: $15 per semester Book Rental Fee Student Activities Manual - Purchase Link HERE (Workbook not required for auditing students)




* Oklahoma History


Teacher: Lea Nance This class will take you through the history of Oklahoma from exploration through the present day. 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.




* Bill of Rights


Teacher: Jeanette Lord 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. SUPPLIES 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




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord 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! SUPPLIES 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




* Ancient History II - The Early Church and the Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) 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 Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author -Purchase Link HERE Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard -Purchase Link HERE The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. -Purchase Link HERE ****Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 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




* Military History - Let the Battle Begin!


Teacher: Kai Anderson This unique look at world history will cover some of history's most crucial battles. Beginning with ancient history and progressing through modern day, we'll discover war tactics, technology, causes, consequences, and key historical figures. Each class week covers a different battle or war, putting them into a greater historical context, and students will then read about that battle and complete a simple outline. *Supplies: There is no fixed textbook for this course but students will want to have access to either internet sources or a world history encyclopedia type book for research. I would recommend the following books: * Battles that changed History: The Battles that Decided the Fate of Nations - Purchase Link HERE * The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Available Free on some electronic resources)




* U.S. History


Teacher: Kai Anderson United States History traces American history from the time of European discovery to the 2000 election. Students see the influence of physical geography and the development of the free enterprise system. Students analyze the structure of the American government as it relates to various facets of American culture and historic periods. The course emphasizes God's role as the Author of history. * Purchase Link HERE ( Be sure it's the 4th edition you purchase) * $15 Book Rental Fee may incur





History

* American Government


Teacher: Lea Nance Abeka American Government (third edition) American Government class will provide students to become informed, responsible citizens and voters in today’s world. The course starts with a look at what we are blessed with and the symbols of America. There will be detailed study of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of U.S. , the Bill of Rights and emphasis on limited government that was intended by our Founding Fathers. Your student will also learn about the 3 branches of government and how each branch works. Your student will also learn about federalism and government at the state level. We will conclude with the opportunities and responsibilities for American citizens getting involved in the political system. In this class there will be assigned essays, projects, quizzes, tests and also discussions in class. This class is a full year. Supplies: $15 per semester Book Rental Fee




* World History


Teacher: Kai Anderson 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. Supplies: $15 per semester Book Rental Fee Student Activities Manual - Purchase Link HERE (Workbook not required for auditing students)




* Oklahoma History


Teacher: Lea Nance This class will take you through the history of Oklahoma from exploration through the present day. 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.




* Bill of Rights


Teacher: Jeanette Lord 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. SUPPLIES 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




* Ancient History I - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord 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! SUPPLIES 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




* Ancient History II - The Early Church and the Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) 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 Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author -Purchase Link HERE Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard -Purchase Link HERE The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. -Purchase Link HERE ****Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 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




* Military History - Let the Battle Begin!


Teacher: Kai Anderson This unique look at world history will cover some of history's most crucial battles. Beginning with ancient history and progressing through modern day, we'll discover war tactics, technology, causes, consequences, and key historical figures. Each class week covers a different battle or war, putting them into a greater historical context, and students will then read about that battle and complete a simple outline. *Supplies: There is no fixed textbook for this course but students will want to have access to either internet sources or a world history encyclopedia type book for research. I would recommend the following books: * Battles that changed History: The Battles that Decided the Fate of Nations - Purchase Link HERE * The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Available Free on some electronic resources)




* U.S. History


Teacher: Kai Anderson United States History traces American history from the time of European discovery to the 2000 election. Students see the influence of physical geography and the development of the free enterprise system. Students analyze the structure of the American government as it relates to various facets of American culture and historic periods. The course emphasizes God's role as the Author of history. * Purchase Link HERE ( Be sure it's the 4th edition you purchase) * $15 Book Rental Fee may incur





Math

* 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!




* Martial Arts & Self Defense


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




* Digital Photography & Image Editing


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Class Supply Fee: $5 Student 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




* Yearbook & Journalism


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Two class times options are available. Class Supply Fee: none Student Supply List: Digital camera (actual camera recommended and preferred over a mobile phone) Laptop with internet access to work in Yearbook software




* Principles of Sketching


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective, and sketching techniques. We will cover elements on a 2D plane, light, shadow, tone and texture. Students will produce a sketch portfolio to be added to throughout the semester. Supplies: 5x8 sketchbook Graphite Drawing Kit: pencils, erasers, sharpener. Gum eraser Kneaded eraser Blending stumps Make sure the pencil kit has at least HB, 2B-6B, 2H-4H. More options are fine.




* Drama (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Sofia Brennecke with the Clark Youth Theater 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. ​Special Class Fee: $180 (remember, this is a two hour class so it's an EXCELLENT value!) Supply Fee: $30 per semester This plus the class fee covers Scripts (not cheap), facility props & useage, etc.




* Basic Electronics I - DC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 9:30am -11:30am Basic Electronics 1 - DC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Basic Electronics 2 - AC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Basic Electronics 2 - AC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Digital Electronics


Teacher: Mike Eaton This course is a study of digital principles and techniques. Topics include number systems and ASCII codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, MSI logic circuits, analog conversions and integrated-circuit logic.

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Have a basic understanding of Digital concepts and applications.
  2. Basic principles of Binary Number systems, 1’s and 2’s Complements, Binary codes, ASCII code, (8421)BCD applications, Boolean Algebra, Memory devices, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Devices and Encoder/Decoder devices.
  3. Hands on Lab - Breadboarding: Divider circuits, basic operation of infrared applications, TCXO crystals, pulse applications, Uart applications encoding and decoding and many more circuit building.
Supply List: Staples Calculator A) BD 107i model (approximate cost: $8)




* Computer Applications


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Easy Office 2016, 1st edition Computer Applications is a course designed to teach students how to use the computer as a school, personal, and business tool using Microsoft Office 2016. Students will learn to manipulate files, perform word processing, create spreadsheets, and design presentations. We will also briefly delve into Google Docs. Supply list: Student Textbook: Easy Office 2016 1st Edition- Purchase Link HERE A laptop with Microsoft Office 2016 installed A USB flash drive




* Studio Art


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This class is for students really interested in pursuing art at a deeper level. The number of students for this class will be limited so I can spend lots of individualized attention customizing the class to meet their specific art inspirations and create a studio class that will stretch them as an artist and create some really personal and amazing pieces of art. This class will be limited to 5 students and will include a class supply fee of 50.00 for the year as I will need to customize and purchase the supplies after our initial class meeting when I have customized a course plan for them. I look forward to meeting your artists! Supply Fee: $50 per semester




* Girls Self Defense


Teacher: Lori Herbel This class will combine physical fitness and self defense. We will begin each class with a warm up and a brief cardio and strength workout. Following that we will work on self defense techniques from a Krav Maga curriculum. Girls should wear comfortable clothes they can move freely in.




* Psychology 1 & 2


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using the textbook, “Barron’s AP Psychology” to learn about History and Approaches to Psychology, Methods, Biological Based Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Cognition, Motivation Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Disorders, and Social Psychology. Psychology 1 and Psychology 2 (Psych 1 a prerequisite unless they took Psych this year with me) together will prepare the student for the AP Psychology exams should they choose to take them. Psychology Lab and Case studies included this year. Psychology 1: Chapters 1-7 Psychology 2: Chapters 8-14 Supplies Barrons AP Psychology Text and a 10.00 lab fee.




* Comic Strip Illustration


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: Art Composition Description: In this class, students will develop cartoon characters and learn to draw them in comic strip format. The characters will be developed into full body images. They will learn about good plots and storylines, as well as methods to best tell the story they want told. Textbooks: There are three books I will be referencing for this class. You DO NOT have to purchase them: Usborne Art Ideas—Drawing Cartoons, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, and Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley. **Just FYI, Stan Lee’s book does have some mild adult content-violence and scantily clad women. It is not the main focus of the book, and it can be avoided when reading the valid illustration content. Obviously I will be filtering this for class. Each book has a strength. The Usborne book shows a wide variety of characters. Stan Lee’s book focuses on superheroes and good story telling. And Mastering Manga is helpful for the Manga specialty. Supply fee: $25 per semester




* Art Composition


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: None Description: We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. The following classes will be media based, such as watercolor, pencils, pastels, etc. Artists through history will be introduced as they are relevant to the subject being covered. Supply fee: $25 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




* Jewelry Making


Teacher: Nicole Crandell Description: Students will learn jewelry making basics while making beautiful, wearable, and sellable accessories. We will make earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Topics covered will range from beading, bead weaving, wire wrapping, leather jewelry, and much much more! By the end of class, students will be able to make a wide variety of projects to wear, gift, or sell. Optional: Parents may sign up for the class for just the supply fee. Students younger than 6th grade may attend with a parent. $20/semester supply fee. Supplies needed: Needle Nose Plier, Round Nose Plier, Side Cutter, Bead Board, Notebook.




* Health & Nutrition (10th & up)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord We will be using both Total Health and Nutrition Science for student text. Total Health provides students with a thorough understanding of physical, mental and social health issues. Written from a caring and friendly perspective, Total Health presents a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Our relationship with God is given high priority. Anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more. Two quizzes and a test are given for each chapter, along with various activities. Nutrition Science focuses on a healthy diet and healthy living. These Bible-based units offer optional memory verses, projects, and recipes right up front before delving into reading sections. We’ll learn about what a balanced diet looks like. Readings are followed up with fill-in-the-blank reviews, quizzes, and tests. SUPPLIES Total Health Choices For a Winning Lifestyle, Student Textbook, by Susan Boe Purchase Link HERE OR Purchase Link HERE Nutrition Science Units 1-6 Balanced Diet Water, Fat, Fiber Whole Grains, Starches, Sweets Protein Vitamins & Minerals Vegetables, Fruit and Weight Control Purchase each one of the Nutrition Science Units separately. THERE IS NO NEED TO PURCHASE THE ANSWER KEYS. Save yourself $6, and scroll down to purchase individual books separately. Each book is $3.10. Scroll down more and discover the detail of each book. https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/NUTCMP/Nutrition-Science-Complete-Set.html




* 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




* String Art


Teacher: Melissa Davis This course is designed for anyone who loves making art with their hands. In this class we will be using embroidery floss and creating Friendship Bracelets, String Art decor, Cross Stitch design, and more. Hands-on class activities each week. Students will learn how to make these various pieces of jewelry and decor by following simple class projects. Once these skills have been learned, students can have more creative choices on following projects. I am gathering as many supplies as I can beforehand to keep the supply costs down. Supply Fee: $15





Science

* 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




* 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)




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewell 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




* 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.




* 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




* 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





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!




* Martial Arts & Self Defense


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




* Digital Photography & Image Editing


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Class Supply Fee: $5 Student 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




* Yearbook & Journalism


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Two class times options are available. Class Supply Fee: none Student Supply List: Digital camera (actual camera recommended and preferred over a mobile phone) Laptop with internet access to work in Yearbook software




* Principles of Sketching


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective, and sketching techniques. We will cover elements on a 2D plane, light, shadow, tone and texture. Students will produce a sketch portfolio to be added to throughout the semester. Supplies: 5x8 sketchbook Graphite Drawing Kit: pencils, erasers, sharpener. Gum eraser Kneaded eraser Blending stumps Make sure the pencil kit has at least HB, 2B-6B, 2H-4H. More options are fine.




* Drama (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Sofia Brennecke with the Clark Youth Theater 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. ​Special Class Fee: $180 (remember, this is a two hour class so it's an EXCELLENT value!) Supply Fee: $30 per semester This plus the class fee covers Scripts (not cheap), facility props & useage, etc.




* Basic Electronics I - DC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 9:30am -11:30am Basic Electronics 1 - DC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Basic Electronics 2 - AC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Basic Electronics 2 - AC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Digital Electronics


Teacher: Mike Eaton This course is a study of digital principles and techniques. Topics include number systems and ASCII codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, MSI logic circuits, analog conversions and integrated-circuit logic.

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Have a basic understanding of Digital concepts and applications.
  2. Basic principles of Binary Number systems, 1’s and 2’s Complements, Binary codes, ASCII code, (8421)BCD applications, Boolean Algebra, Memory devices, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Devices and Encoder/Decoder devices.
  3. Hands on Lab - Breadboarding: Divider circuits, basic operation of infrared applications, TCXO crystals, pulse applications, Uart applications encoding and decoding and many more circuit building.
Supply List: Staples Calculator A) BD 107i model (approximate cost: $8)




* Computer Applications


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Easy Office 2016, 1st edition Computer Applications is a course designed to teach students how to use the computer as a school, personal, and business tool using Microsoft Office 2016. Students will learn to manipulate files, perform word processing, create spreadsheets, and design presentations. We will also briefly delve into Google Docs. Supply list: Student Textbook: Easy Office 2016 1st Edition- Purchase Link HERE A laptop with Microsoft Office 2016 installed A USB flash drive




* Studio Art


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This class is for students really interested in pursuing art at a deeper level. The number of students for this class will be limited so I can spend lots of individualized attention customizing the class to meet their specific art inspirations and create a studio class that will stretch them as an artist and create some really personal and amazing pieces of art. This class will be limited to 5 students and will include a class supply fee of 50.00 for the year as I will need to customize and purchase the supplies after our initial class meeting when I have customized a course plan for them. I look forward to meeting your artists! Supply Fee: $50 per semester




* Girls Self Defense


Teacher: Lori Herbel This class will combine physical fitness and self defense. We will begin each class with a warm up and a brief cardio and strength workout. Following that we will work on self defense techniques from a Krav Maga curriculum. Girls should wear comfortable clothes they can move freely in.




* Psychology 1 & 2


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using the textbook, “Barron’s AP Psychology” to learn about History and Approaches to Psychology, Methods, Biological Based Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Cognition, Motivation Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Disorders, and Social Psychology. Psychology 1 and Psychology 2 (Psych 1 a prerequisite unless they took Psych this year with me) together will prepare the student for the AP Psychology exams should they choose to take them. Psychology Lab and Case studies included this year. Psychology 1: Chapters 1-7 Psychology 2: Chapters 8-14 Supplies Barrons AP Psychology Text and a 10.00 lab fee.




* Comic Strip Illustration


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: Art Composition Description: In this class, students will develop cartoon characters and learn to draw them in comic strip format. The characters will be developed into full body images. They will learn about good plots and storylines, as well as methods to best tell the story they want told. Textbooks: There are three books I will be referencing for this class. You DO NOT have to purchase them: Usborne Art Ideas—Drawing Cartoons, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, and Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley. **Just FYI, Stan Lee’s book does have some mild adult content-violence and scantily clad women. It is not the main focus of the book, and it can be avoided when reading the valid illustration content. Obviously I will be filtering this for class. Each book has a strength. The Usborne book shows a wide variety of characters. Stan Lee’s book focuses on superheroes and good story telling. And Mastering Manga is helpful for the Manga specialty. Supply fee: $25 per semester




* Art Composition


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: None Description: We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. The following classes will be media based, such as watercolor, pencils, pastels, etc. Artists through history will be introduced as they are relevant to the subject being covered. Supply fee: $25 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




* Jewelry Making


Teacher: Nicole Crandell Description: Students will learn jewelry making basics while making beautiful, wearable, and sellable accessories. We will make earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Topics covered will range from beading, bead weaving, wire wrapping, leather jewelry, and much much more! By the end of class, students will be able to make a wide variety of projects to wear, gift, or sell. Optional: Parents may sign up for the class for just the supply fee. Students younger than 6th grade may attend with a parent. $20/semester supply fee. Supplies needed: Needle Nose Plier, Round Nose Plier, Side Cutter, Bead Board, Notebook.




* Health & Nutrition (10th & up)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord We will be using both Total Health and Nutrition Science for student text. Total Health provides students with a thorough understanding of physical, mental and social health issues. Written from a caring and friendly perspective, Total Health presents a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Our relationship with God is given high priority. Anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more. Two quizzes and a test are given for each chapter, along with various activities. Nutrition Science focuses on a healthy diet and healthy living. These Bible-based units offer optional memory verses, projects, and recipes right up front before delving into reading sections. We’ll learn about what a balanced diet looks like. Readings are followed up with fill-in-the-blank reviews, quizzes, and tests. SUPPLIES Total Health Choices For a Winning Lifestyle, Student Textbook, by Susan Boe Purchase Link HERE OR Purchase Link HERE Nutrition Science Units 1-6 Balanced Diet Water, Fat, Fiber Whole Grains, Starches, Sweets Protein Vitamins & Minerals Vegetables, Fruit and Weight Control Purchase each one of the Nutrition Science Units separately. THERE IS NO NEED TO PURCHASE THE ANSWER KEYS. Save yourself $6, and scroll down to purchase individual books separately. Each book is $3.10. Scroll down more and discover the detail of each book. https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/NUTCMP/Nutrition-Science-Complete-Set.html




* 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




* String Art


Teacher: Melissa Davis This course is designed for anyone who loves making art with their hands. In this class we will be using embroidery floss and creating Friendship Bracelets, String Art decor, Cross Stitch design, and more. Hands-on class activities each week. Students will learn how to make these various pieces of jewelry and decor by following simple class projects. Once these skills have been learned, students can have more creative choices on following projects. I am gathering as many supplies as I can beforehand to keep the supply costs down. Supply Fee: $15





To download the PDF Schedule

please click this link: 

Monday 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!




* Martial Arts & Self Defense


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




* Digital Photography & Image Editing


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Class Supply Fee: $5 Student 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




* Yearbook & Journalism


Teacher: Melissa Davis 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. Two class times options are available. Class Supply Fee: none Student Supply List: Digital camera (actual camera recommended and preferred over a mobile phone) Laptop with internet access to work in Yearbook software




* Principles of Sketching


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This course will introduce students to basic drawing, perspective, and sketching techniques. We will cover elements on a 2D plane, light, shadow, tone and texture. Students will produce a sketch portfolio to be added to throughout the semester. Supplies: 5x8 sketchbook Graphite Drawing Kit: pencils, erasers, sharpener. Gum eraser Kneaded eraser Blending stumps Make sure the pencil kit has at least HB, 2B-6B, 2H-4H. More options are fine.




* Drama (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Sofia Brennecke with the Clark Youth Theater 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. ​Special Class Fee: $180 (remember, this is a two hour class so it's an EXCELLENT value!) Supply Fee: $30 per semester This plus the class fee covers Scripts (not cheap), facility props & useage, etc.




* Basic Electronics I - DC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 9:30am -11:30am Basic Electronics 1 - DC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Basic Electronics 2 - AC (2 Hour Class)


Teacher: Mike Eaton Age group: 9th thru 12th grade: 8th graders will be accepted if a student has had or is taking pre-algebra. Start/finish time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Basic Electronics 2 - AC List of material provided by student: 1. Scientific calculator A) Sharp model EL-501x approximately $6 Or B) Staples BD-107i approximately $8 2. Voltmeter A) Harbor Freight Item # 92020 approximately $6 (sometimes free with coupon) Material from Instructor: I will provide the necessary booklets equipment and lab kits CD copies provided Hard copies maybe available on Amazon Text books used are Heathkit DC ISBN EB-6101A Heathkit AC ISBN EB-6102A




* Digital Electronics


Teacher: Mike Eaton This course is a study of digital principles and techniques. Topics include number systems and ASCII codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, MSI logic circuits, analog conversions and integrated-circuit logic.

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Have a basic understanding of Digital concepts and applications.
  2. Basic principles of Binary Number systems, 1’s and 2’s Complements, Binary codes, ASCII code, (8421)BCD applications, Boolean Algebra, Memory devices, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Devices and Encoder/Decoder devices.
  3. Hands on Lab - Breadboarding: Divider circuits, basic operation of infrared applications, TCXO crystals, pulse applications, Uart applications encoding and decoding and many more circuit building.
Supply List: Staples Calculator A) BD 107i model (approximate cost: $8)




* Computer Applications


Teacher: Eileen Bader Curriculum: Easy Office 2016, 1st edition Computer Applications is a course designed to teach students how to use the computer as a school, personal, and business tool using Microsoft Office 2016. Students will learn to manipulate files, perform word processing, create spreadsheets, and design presentations. We will also briefly delve into Google Docs. Supply list: Student Textbook: Easy Office 2016 1st Edition- Purchase Link HERE A laptop with Microsoft Office 2016 installed A USB flash drive




* Studio Art


Teacher: Jennifer Miser This class is for students really interested in pursuing art at a deeper level. The number of students for this class will be limited so I can spend lots of individualized attention customizing the class to meet their specific art inspirations and create a studio class that will stretch them as an artist and create some really personal and amazing pieces of art. This class will be limited to 5 students and will include a class supply fee of 50.00 for the year as I will need to customize and purchase the supplies after our initial class meeting when I have customized a course plan for them. I look forward to meeting your artists! Supply Fee: $50 per semester




* Girls Self Defense


Teacher: Lori Herbel This class will combine physical fitness and self defense. We will begin each class with a warm up and a brief cardio and strength workout. Following that we will work on self defense techniques from a Krav Maga curriculum. Girls should wear comfortable clothes they can move freely in.




* Psychology 1 & 2


Teacher: Jennifer Miser We will be using the textbook, “Barron’s AP Psychology” to learn about History and Approaches to Psychology, Methods, Biological Based Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Cognition, Motivation Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Disorders, and Social Psychology. Psychology 1 and Psychology 2 (Psych 1 a prerequisite unless they took Psych this year with me) together will prepare the student for the AP Psychology exams should they choose to take them. Psychology Lab and Case studies included this year. Psychology 1: Chapters 1-7 Psychology 2: Chapters 8-14 Supplies Barrons AP Psychology Text and a 10.00 lab fee.




* Comic Strip Illustration


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: Art Composition Description: In this class, students will develop cartoon characters and learn to draw them in comic strip format. The characters will be developed into full body images. They will learn about good plots and storylines, as well as methods to best tell the story they want told. Textbooks: There are three books I will be referencing for this class. You DO NOT have to purchase them: Usborne Art Ideas—Drawing Cartoons, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, and Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley. **Just FYI, Stan Lee’s book does have some mild adult content-violence and scantily clad women. It is not the main focus of the book, and it can be avoided when reading the valid illustration content. Obviously I will be filtering this for class. Each book has a strength. The Usborne book shows a wide variety of characters. Stan Lee’s book focuses on superheroes and good story telling. And Mastering Manga is helpful for the Manga specialty. Supply fee: $25 per semester




* Art Composition


Teacher: Penny S. Burt Prerequisite: None Description: We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. The following classes will be media based, such as watercolor, pencils, pastels, etc. Artists through history will be introduced as they are relevant to the subject being covered. Supply fee: $25 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




* Jewelry Making


Teacher: Nicole Crandell Description: Students will learn jewelry making basics while making beautiful, wearable, and sellable accessories. We will make earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Topics covered will range from beading, bead weaving, wire wrapping, leather jewelry, and much much more! By the end of class, students will be able to make a wide variety of projects to wear, gift, or sell. Optional: Parents may sign up for the class for just the supply fee. Students younger than 6th grade may attend with a parent. $20/semester supply fee. Supplies needed: Needle Nose Plier, Round Nose Plier, Side Cutter, Bead Board, Notebook.




* Health & Nutrition (10th & up)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord We will be using both Total Health and Nutrition Science for student text. Total Health provides students with a thorough understanding of physical, mental and social health issues. Written from a caring and friendly perspective, Total Health presents a moral basis for a healthy lifestyle based upon scriptural principles. Our relationship with God is given high priority. Anatomy, body systems, food choices, exercise, diseases, stress, emergencies, responsibility, and more. Two quizzes and a test are given for each chapter, along with various activities. Nutrition Science focuses on a healthy diet and healthy living. These Bible-based units offer optional memory verses, projects, and recipes right up front before delving into reading sections. We’ll learn about what a balanced diet looks like. Readings are followed up with fill-in-the-blank reviews, quizzes, and tests. SUPPLIES Total Health Choices For a Winning Lifestyle, Student Textbook, by Susan Boe Purchase Link HERE OR Purchase Link HERE Nutrition Science Units 1-6 Balanced Diet Water, Fat, Fiber Whole Grains, Starches, Sweets Protein Vitamins & Minerals Vegetables, Fruit and Weight Control Purchase each one of the Nutrition Science Units separately. THERE IS NO NEED TO PURCHASE THE ANSWER KEYS. Save yourself $6, and scroll down to purchase individual books separately. Each book is $3.10. Scroll down more and discover the detail of each book. https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/NUTCMP/Nutrition-Science-Complete-Set.html




* 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




* String Art


Teacher: Melissa Davis This course is designed for anyone who loves making art with their hands. In this class we will be using embroidery floss and creating Friendship Bracelets, String Art decor, Cross Stitch design, and more. Hands-on class activities each week. Students will learn how to make these various pieces of jewelry and decor by following simple class projects. Once these skills have been learned, students can have more creative choices on following projects. I am gathering as many supplies as I can beforehand to keep the supply costs down. Supply Fee: $15





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




* 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)




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewell 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




* 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.




* 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




* 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





@ copyrights The Aspire Group

Power 

To

[innovate]

[excel]

[respect]

[thrive]

Partnering with Parents to: 

TAKE BACK OUR CONFIDENCE
TAKE BACK OUR POWER

BE