Pines Options    (5th & 6th Grade levels)

Language Arts

* Study Hall


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




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester Supply Fee: $0




* 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




* 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.




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn to use a sewing machine and all sewing tools/notions. Students will learn cutting patterns, pinning, sewing straight seams, and basic quilting while creating age appropriate projects. Students vote as a class on each project they will complete. Supply List: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. Supply Fee: $25




* Guitar II


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 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




* Fossils-2-Fuel STEAM (4th-6th grades)


​Tutor: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes. Fossils-2-Fuel is a hands-on science curriculum to help students learn about energy sources, geology, density, matter, porosity and sound waves. The lessons also teach math concepts like measurements, mass and volume, data organization, decimals and fractions. We will team up with Petro Pete, OERB’s energy mascot, and learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify Oklahoma rocks. Students will also use an animated geologic computer model to “look” below the surface of Oklahoma, use viscosity tubes to study flow rate, use ordered pairs and a coordinate grid to locate Petro Pete, and study rocks, crude oil, porosity, pulley systems, cohesion and recycling. But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that makes these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN! This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies: Pencil​ Fee: None




* Special Help with Spelling


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




* Special Help with Reading


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




* Ballet Dance


Teacher: Jessica Girourad No prior dance experience required. Dancers will start with the fundamentals of classical ballet including, but not limited too, fun exercises at the barre, the middle of the floor, and across the floor. Students will gain confidence, poise and focus from this class, as well as flexibility and strength. Supplies: Ballet shoes Dress code: Comfortable clothes that can be danced in, no jeans or baggy clothes please. A leotard, tights and skirt is recommended, but not required!




* Advanced Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar III 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




* Fun Latin


Teacher: Julie Cox Fun Latin: Fun Latin is geared for students in 4th-6th grade and will introduce them to the basics of the Latin language including vocabulary words, derivatives (English words that have Latin roots), Latin sayings, prayers, and songs, and Latin grammar (conjugations and declensions) along with some Roman history and geography. Students will have lots of opportunities to practice what they are learning in class through games, activities, songs, and chants. This class will lay the foundation for students who would like to continue with a more serious study of Latin and provide exposure to the language from which many of our English words are derived. Homework will consist of workbook pages and vocabulary flash card review. Fun Latin Curriculum: ●Latina Christiana Student Book 1 Fourth edition ($16.00) ●Latina Christiana Pronunciation CD Fourth edition ($8.95)




* Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* Intro to Instruments


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




* OERB Petro Active STEAM - (6th-8th grades)


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





Math

* 5th Grade Math


Teacher: Brittney Crumb Abeka Arithmetic 5 Dive into decimals and dividing fractions and many more mathematic concepts with Arithmetic 5. Challenge your child with more advanced word problems, pre-algebra concepts, and basic geometry. Continue work with estimating, rounding, and applying all of these concepts to daily life. 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. This is a 2-Day instruction Class. New material will be taught both Mondays & Wednesdays Supplies: Workbook - Purchase Link HERE




* 6th Grade Math


Teacher: Brittney Crumb Abeka Arithmetic 6 Usher your child into the world of percentages and pre-algebra with Arithmetic 6. This full-color, traditional work-text will review decimals, fractions, measures, and more while enhancing your child’s understanding of basic geometry, percentages, graphs, algebra, and practical mathematics. Broaden your child’s understanding of problem-solving through analyzing and checking his answers to ensure accuracy. 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. This is a 2-Day instruction Class. New material will be taught both Mondays & Wednesdays Supplies: Workbook - Purchase Link HERE




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Teacher: Jackie Simms or Brittney Crumb Abeka Intermediate Mathematics From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics. New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. Books provided by Aspire: $15 Book Rental Fee​ per semester





Science

* General Science 6th Grade - Mon


Teacher: Roger Nimmo BJU Press Science 6 Increase your appreciation of God’s wonderful creation through a study of various concepts about earth science, life science, physical science, and the human body in Science 6. Learn about new and current technology being developed that utilizes and benefits from science. Explore earthquakes and volcanoes, weathering and erosion, natural resources, and astronomy while learning about the earth and space. Life science topics include cells and classification systems as well as reproduction and genetics. While studying physical science, investigate atoms and molecules, electricity and magnetism, and motion and machines. Discover the wonders of the human body as you study the nervous and immune systems. Your student will enrich his critical thinking skills through the hands-on activities and the use of diagrams, charts, and visuals. Mr. Nimmo taught High School Science for 21 years. He taught Chemistry, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and General Science. He is an Oklahoma State retired teacher. He has spent over 3 thousand hours studying the strengths for the Creation Model and the weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution Model. Students will have excess to Mr. Nimmo’s personal library of books to take home and study on their own. Supplies: 1 inch 3-ring notebook Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur




* General Science LAB 5th Grade- Wed


Teacher: Brittney Crumb This class will be an extension of the Monday class where concepts are reinforced and hands on experiments and labs coordinated. You can choose to only attend the Wednesday Lab class, but you will need to make sure and stay in sync with the Monday class syllabus at home in order to gain the best experience from this class! Supplies: Colored pencils Goggles Composition Notebook




* Apologia Zoology (Wed Only)


Teacher: Candra Graves Increase your appreciation of God’s wonderful creations through a study of land animals of the 6th day. This class will focus on examining and enjoying the enchanting creatures God created that inhabit the land. From worms and arthropods to dinosaurs and marsupials, and many others in between, we will discuss many animals. Concepts will be reinforced with hands on experiments and labs. Supplies: Apologia Land Animals of the 6th day Apologia Land Animals Regular Notebooking Journal Fee: $30 per semester for lab supplies




* General Science 5th Grade - Mon


Teacher: Brittney Crumb BJU Press Science 5 Increase your appreciation of God’s wonderful creation through a study of various concepts about earth science, life science, physical science, and the human body in Science 6. Learn about new and current technology being developed that utilizes and benefits from science. Explore earthquakes and volcanoes, weathering and erosion, natural resources, and astronomy while learning about the earth and space. Life science topics include cells and classification systems as well as reproduction and genetics. While studying physical science, investigate atoms and molecules, electricity and magnetism, and motion and machines. Discover the wonders of the human body as you study the nervous and immune systems. Your student will enrich his critical thinking skills through the hands-on activities and the use of diagrams, charts, and visuals. Supplies: 1 inch 3-ring notebook Book Rental Fee of $15 may incur Class fee: $35.00 For the Study Set Debunking Evolution Study Set




* General Science LAB 6th Grade- Wed


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




* Creation Science


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





History & Geography

* Mapping the World by Heart (5th-7th)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord In this class students will learn to draw the world by heart through games, songs, drawings, videos, solving mysteries, and special projects. We’ll plan and participate in a South American Fair, complete a European bag-a-country project, Africa lapbook, and lots more activities. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Students will be expected to keep all homework papers and maps in a 3-ring notebook. Supplies: Purchase Link HERE: Rand McNally’s Know Geography World Atlas for Grades 4-9 Purchase Link HERE: The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia of World Geography. *This book is optional. Use it instead of the internet for research. Science Board (1st semester)
One white poster board (2nd semester)
Glue stick
Pencils
Erasers
Colored pencils
Printer paper (for drawing practice)
3-ring notebook
Tab dividers for the notebook




* U.S. History (Wed Only)


Teacher: Amy Beller BJU Press Heritage Studies 5 Heritage Studies 5 continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics are presented from a biblical perspective and include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Agfhanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions. Supplies: $3 Supply Fee $15 Rental fee per semester for textbook provided by Aspire




* Ancient History Vol 1 - 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




* Mapping the U.S. (5th-8th Grades, Wed Only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils




* New World History


Teacher: Amy Beller Tour the lands, peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas with the all new Heritage Studies 6 Student Text. Help your student learn the history and influences of these peoples on religion and the world today. Your student will expand his Christian worldview as he compares ancient beliefs and religions with Christianity. He will enrich his critical thinking skills through the use of maps, charts, primary sources, and activities.

Activity Book Purchase Link Here




* Ancient History Volume 2- Early Church & 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





Monday Electives

* 5th Grade Math


Teacher: Brittney Crumb Abeka Arithmetic 5 Dive into decimals and dividing fractions and many more mathematic concepts with Arithmetic 5. Challenge your child with more advanced word problems, pre-algebra concepts, and basic geometry. Continue work with estimating, rounding, and applying all of these concepts to daily life. 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. This is a 2-Day instruction Class. New material will be taught both Mondays & Wednesdays Supplies: Workbook - Purchase Link HERE




* 6th Grade Math


Teacher: Brittney Crumb Abeka Arithmetic 6 Usher your child into the world of percentages and pre-algebra with Arithmetic 6. This full-color, traditional work-text will review decimals, fractions, measures, and more while enhancing your child’s understanding of basic geometry, percentages, graphs, algebra, and practical mathematics. Broaden your child’s understanding of problem-solving through analyzing and checking his answers to ensure accuracy. 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. This is a 2-Day instruction Class. New material will be taught both Mondays & Wednesdays Supplies: Workbook - Purchase Link HERE




* 7th Grade Basic Math


Teacher: Jackie Simms or Brittney Crumb Abeka Intermediate Mathematics From arithmetic and geometry to statistics and algebra, your students will review concepts from previous years and jump into new ideas with Intermediate Mathematics. We have carefully transformed Basic Mathematics into a more improved seventh grade math course. Intermediate Mathematics successfully bridges the gap between elementary and high school math and effectively prepares students for testing and for more advanced courses. Also, with the new Fast Facts bonus feature, students are exposed to additional content that is related to the current topic of study. To aid in studying, all important terms are marked using bold or italics, and pronunciation is given for terms that may be unfamiliar. Students will also appreciate the step-by-step examples the textbook gives, showing the process for each type of problem within the concept. With daily exercises, examples, review exercises, an index, a glossary of terms, and a reference section, this work-text gives your students the tools to advance their mathematical understanding. Fuel your students’ love for math with the new Intermediate Mathematics. New materials will be taught both Mondays and Wednesdays. Books provided by Aspire: $15 Book Rental Fee​ per semester





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 Supply Fee: $0




* 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




* 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.




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn to use a sewing machine and all sewing tools/notions. Students will learn cutting patterns, pinning, sewing straight seams, and basic quilting while creating age appropriate projects. Students vote as a class on each project they will complete. Supply List: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. Supply Fee: $25




* Guitar II


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 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




* Fossils-2-Fuel STEAM (4th-6th grades)


​Tutor: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes. Fossils-2-Fuel is a hands-on science curriculum to help students learn about energy sources, geology, density, matter, porosity and sound waves. The lessons also teach math concepts like measurements, mass and volume, data organization, decimals and fractions. We will team up with Petro Pete, OERB’s energy mascot, and learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify Oklahoma rocks. Students will also use an animated geologic computer model to “look” below the surface of Oklahoma, use viscosity tubes to study flow rate, use ordered pairs and a coordinate grid to locate Petro Pete, and study rocks, crude oil, porosity, pulley systems, cohesion and recycling. But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that makes these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN! This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies: Pencil​ Fee: None




* Special Help with Spelling


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




* Special Help with Reading


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




* Ballet Dance


Teacher: Jessica Girourad No prior dance experience required. Dancers will start with the fundamentals of classical ballet including, but not limited too, fun exercises at the barre, the middle of the floor, and across the floor. Students will gain confidence, poise and focus from this class, as well as flexibility and strength. Supplies: Ballet shoes Dress code: Comfortable clothes that can be danced in, no jeans or baggy clothes please. A leotard, tights and skirt is recommended, but not required!




* Advanced Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar III 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




* Fun Latin


Teacher: Julie Cox Fun Latin: Fun Latin is geared for students in 4th-6th grade and will introduce them to the basics of the Latin language including vocabulary words, derivatives (English words that have Latin roots), Latin sayings, prayers, and songs, and Latin grammar (conjugations and declensions) along with some Roman history and geography. Students will have lots of opportunities to practice what they are learning in class through games, activities, songs, and chants. This class will lay the foundation for students who would like to continue with a more serious study of Latin and provide exposure to the language from which many of our English words are derived. Homework will consist of workbook pages and vocabulary flash card review. Fun Latin Curriculum: ●Latina Christiana Student Book 1 Fourth edition ($16.00) ●Latina Christiana Pronunciation CD Fourth edition ($8.95)




* Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* Intro to Instruments


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




* OERB Petro Active STEAM - (6th-8th grades)


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





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