Classes

Classes

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! All classes are listed below. Click View Course Catalog to learn more about classes and check availability. Click Register for Classes to register your student for classes. Registration will close on August 25, 2021.

Class Periods

MONDAYS - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welding

Teacher: Mark Benifeld
Ages: 12+
Cost: Monthly $75 (Sept, Oct, Nov)

Learn the basics of welding. There will be a different medium each week from rebar to horseshoes and nails. Create unique pieces and learn a valuable skill.

TUESDAYS - 1st period - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

30 Minute Musical

Teacher: Frances Bushman
Ages: 8-13
Cost: Fall $130, Spring $165 Full Year: $290

What do you get when you have a handful of fun songs, a cleverly written short script, and a group of cute little kids? You get a 30-minute Musical. Over the course of a semester the kids will learn the fundamentals of singing and performing while learning some fun songs. Then we put it all together and perform for parents and friends. Spring semester will cover different material.

Basketball Basics

Teacher: Rebecca Fahey
Ages: 9-13
Cost: Fall $150, Spring $195

We begin with the basics/fundamentals, stance/triple threat and progress through to more advanced skills dribbling, passing, defense, shooting, rebounding and more, leading up to playing a mini-game! Each class is curriculum based and will build upon the skills and concepts learned in the previous class(es). Children will also learn key basketball rules, terminology and vocabulary. The same information will be offered both semesters and build on these skills in the Spring.

Belly Dancing Basics

Teacher: Tiffany Olson
Ages: 12+
Cost: Fall $115

Learn the basics of belly dance! This class teaches simple hip, shoulder and arm movements, as well as grace, musicality and dance posture.

Craft Time

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $145

Ready for a fantastic crafting session?? Each week we will engage in seasonal arts and crafts using many different mediums. From sculpting to collaging, we will use different techniques to have fun and explore our creativity. The same information will be offered both semesters.

Dance Dance Party

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-7
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150, Full Year $260

Come wiggle, giggle, dance, and shake out some sillies to a fun mix of music! Disco Ball and Lights are just part of the fun we will be enjoying. Don't forget your water bottle and comfy clothes, because we are going to be moving and grooving!

Elementary Computer Science

Teacher: Nathan Shackles
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Full Year $315

This class will be an introduction to computer science aimed at elementary school students. Computer science fosters creativity and teaches students critical thinking skills to become proactive learners, so elementary school is the ideal time for students to be introduced to CS. Students will create their own games, art, and digital stories that they can share - all while developing problem-solving, collaboration, persistence, and computational thinking skills. No prior programming / coding experience is required.

Elementary Life Science

Teacher: Renee Charbonneau
Ages: 5-8
Cost: Fall $150, Spring $190, Full Year $330

This incredibly hands-on course is divided into two large subject areas. In the autumn, we will explore the human body. We will begin with cells and work our way through the different body systems. In the spring, we will explore the animal kingdom. We will begin with vertebrates, then work our way through the interesting world of invertebrates, like cnidarians, annelids, and many more.

High School Biology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $645
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Biology for everyone. This biology class will be a weekly exploration of the amazing world around us. We will have a weekly lab and tons of fun. The second half of the year I love to get very hands-on with our Taxonomy lessons and you will be observing an animal for a week and report back your findings. This class will have homework and should budget about a half hour a day. I will offer a full class that you can use for your transcripts for college.

International Relations and Current Events

Teacher: Aurora Deluca
Ages: 13-18
Cost: Fall $145

International Relations (IR) is a multidisciplinary study, involving diplomacy, theory, politics, geography, history, and more in an effort to understand how states work together on the international stage. This class will touch on all of this while discussing current events. Please understand that IR is political by nature and therefore politics and even our personal political views may be discussed, however, judgment of those views will not be allowed.

Movement for the Stage

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 7-12
Cost: Full Year $265

Move freely and safely through space in Movement for the Stage! In this class, students will free their bodies of tension and channel their energy with lessons in yoga, laban movement, the Alexander Technique, and other methods of creative movement and play.

Playwriting 101

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full year $265

In this class, students will bring their creative ideas to life as they put pen to paper and develop original plays. Students will learn how to construct a cohesive plot, write in the voices of their characters, and create a narrative arc. In addition to learning the ins and outs of playwriting, students will workshop these scripts in table readings and scene work. The class will culminate with a presentation of staged readings.

Preschool/Kinder - Story Time

Teacher: Ashley Dashputre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155, Full Year $270

Dive deep into the world of books through a seasonally thematic curriculum. Each week, children will practice Book/Print Awareness, enhance their comprehension skills and create art based on the book characters and plot while participating in a meaningful and authentic read aloud with the teacher. Topics include but are not limited to: Apples, Pumpkins, Fall Leaves, Book Character Dress Up Day, Seasons of Summer and Fall, Community Helpers, All About ME! Field trip opportunities available, more information to come. Different information will be offered each semester.
Must be potty trained.

Principles of Animation

Teacher: Lisa Buch
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $490
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Learn the rules used in character animation using traditional animation techniques through project-based animation exercises. In the second semester, complete a short animation of your choice.

STEM Stories

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 5-11
Cost: Fall $120

Who's ready to get crafty with STEM? Ready to learn and experience some interesting stories along the way? Then come on down and join us for STEM Stories! In this semester-long class, students will learn about Gravity, Electricity, Outer Space, Newton’s Law of Motion, Economics, and Robotics. Each unit will include a hands-on craft component as well as an engaging and physical storytelling activity!

Spanish 1

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $640
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish I is a broad based course designed to introduce the student to all aspects of foreign language study. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are included. Cultural information is provided and taught throughout the duration of the course. Students will do research on various cultural topics. This is achieved by groups, partners. and individual practice dependent on the subject. Emphasis is placed on conversation, vocabulary. and correct usage of the language. Correct pronunciation and oral proficiency are primary goals. This requires a daily emphasis on listening and speaking. The classroom experience will provide an appreciation and development of cultural awareness through various readings, media resources. and authentic materials.

Tales from Around the World

Teacher: TBA (Seed Art Share)
Ages: 7-12
Cost: Full year $265

In this class, students will research, adapt, rehearse, and perform global folktales. Using “grab and go” children’s theatre techniques, this class will function as a performing youth ensemble! Global folktales will include but are not limited to Peach Boy (Japan), Turnip Story (Russia), The Legend of the Shooting Star (Native American), The Bat of Many Colors (Mexico), and MORE!

TUESDAYS - 2nd period - 10:40 am - 11:40 am

Algebra 1

Teacher: Steve Messiter
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $390
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

In this class, we will cover the tools of algebra, solving equations, inequalities, functions, and graphs, linear equations, exponents, polynomials. and factoring, systems of equations, radical expressions, and quadratic equations and functions. You will need a graphing calculator for this class. See syllabus here.

Art History

Teacher: Tiffany Olson
Ages: 5-8
Cost: Fall $135

Learn about popular artists like Frida Khalo, Andy Warhol. and Monet in story format. Each lesson is complimented with an art project that emphasizes the artist's technique and style.

Chemistry - Upper Elementary/Middle School

Teacher: Renee Charbonneau
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Full Year $300

In this fun, hands-on course, we will dive into atoms, the periodic table, molecules, matter. and chemical reactions. This course provides an excellent introduction and foundation into the more advanced topics of chemistry students are often exposed to in the older levels.

Cursive for Middle School

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 11-13
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150

We will learn and practice the formation of individual cursive letters–both lower-case and capitals (upper-case). Connecting letter to letter will begin in the first lesson that will include short words using letters that are formed similarly. Reading cursive will be integrated.
We’ll be learning the Zane-Bloser style of cursive handwriting. The letters slant to the right with the tail of each letter connecting to the tail of the next letter. It also has capital letters that are simplified.
Parents: This is the updated style that many of you grew up on in grade school. Practicing cursive tends to improve print and overall fine motor skills and coordination.
**Daily practice/homework will be required to ensure adequate progress.**

Duct Tape Creations

Teacher: Romenna Jones
Ages: 8+
Cost: Fall $110

The Duck Tape Crafts class is an opportunity to craft with The Homeschool Experience friends through creative and colorful duct tape projects. We will work on projects that relate to fashion, travel organization, fancy pens, student interest led projects. and more. T. H. E. will be providing the duck tape. Your child may need a few additional accessories to complete their projects which you will be informed of before the activities.

Exploring STEM

Teacher: Betsey Bradley
Ages: 4-8
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $120

Exploring STEM will explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun way. We will do hands-on weekly activities and projects in a teamwork environment. The same information will be offered both semesters.

Good Vibrations

Teacher: Dori Staehle
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Fall $215

Hand drumming is easy, therapeutic, and loads of fun! It’s great for kids with ADHD and other learning issues. It also boosts cognitive abilities and reduces anxiety and stress! Students will also learn how to play a song or two at each class! Join Dori Staehle with Next Stage Drumming and get ready to rock! Hand drums provided or you can bring your own.

The History of Biltmore Through the Serafina Book Series

Teacher: Rachel Levesque
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Full Year $210

Come on a journey to explore the history and natural wonder of the Biltmore Estate utilizing Robert Beatty's creative Serafina book series as our guide. Robert Beatty’s Serafina series is set in 1899, four years after builders completed the construction of Biltmore. At that time, the estate encompassed 120,000 acres, including the land that would later become the Pisgah National Forest. While Serafina’s story is a figment of Asheville author Robert Beatty’s imagination, the setting for her adventures is very real. There are four books in the series. We will read all four books as well as experience the history, nature, science, and innovations of the Biltmore Estate and surrounding areas. We will go on our own adventure to culminate our studies for the year with a class trip to the Asheville area and Biltmore Estate after the end of the spring semester.
*Our class will consist of classroom discussions, lectures, research assignments, reading all 4 novels, quizzes, and student projects.
*Please note this is a class where reading skills are a must, as well as the ability to work independently on outside research. In addition, collaborative classroom discussions and projects will be assigned. The ability to do research and search the internet will be an important prerequisite for this class.
*The trip is optional and there will be additional fees for this activity. Further information to be given to students and their families once the class begins.

Intro to Digital Photography

Teacher: Aurora Deluca
Ages: 12+
Cost: Fall $145

Photography is a discipline that combines physics with art. Learning how to use the camera to get the photo you want is the very first step. In this class, we will learn the history of photography, build our own pinhole camera, and learn how the camera works so we can begin to take photographs the way we want them to look. The Homeschool Experience has some cameras for a $50 rental fee.

Middle School Computer Science

Teacher: Nathan Shackles
Ages: 11-13
Cost: Full Year $315

This class will be an introduction to computer science aimed at middle school students. This course will take a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, web-development, games, user-centered design, and digital citizenship, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, and games. No prior programming / coding experience is required.

Preschool/Kinder - Budding Artist

Teacher: Ashley Dashputre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155 , Full Year $270

Get creative (and messy!) in this hands on, sensory rich process art class! Throughout the course, children will learn about famous artists and create inspired masterpieces of their own. Field trip opportunities available. Different information will be offered each semester.
Students must be potty trained

Principles of Animation

Teacher: Lisa Buch
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full year $490
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Learn the rules used in character animation using traditional animation techniques through project-based animation exercises. In the second semester, complete a short animation of your choice.

Read to Me

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $125, Full Year $220

We are going on adventures to wonderful lands through the magic of books. We will be enjoying new stories, and old classics. We would love to read some of your child's favorite books, so come along and join our fun! Different information will be offered each semester.

Spanish 1

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $640
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish I is a broad based course designed to introduce the student to all aspects of foreign language study. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are included. Cultural information is provided and taught throughout the duration of the course. Students will do research on various cultural topics. This is achieved by groups, partners and individual practice dependent on the subject. Emphasis is placed on conversation, vocabulary and correct usage of the language. Correct pronunciation and oral proficiency are primary goals. This requires a daily emphasis on listening and speaking. The classroom experience will provide an appreciation and development of cultural awareness through various readings, media resources and authentic materials.

Taste Around the World

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 7-10
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $150, Full Year $270

Is your adventurer ready to embark on a journey across the globe, celebrating the world's culture through food? In this hands-on cooking class, we will travel to different countries each week, learning about the culture and making food together. Different information will be offered each semester.

Zoology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $645
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Do you enjoy animals? Want to learn more about what makes them each unique and how they function. Want to get up close and personal with many species. This class is great for a hands-on high school learner willing to dig in and learn the nuts and bolts about animals and their husbandry. We will do real life animal encounters, raise chicks, caterpillars, tadpoles and some. We will do in-class dissections and outside of class adventures.

TUESDAYS - 3rd period - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

30 Minute Musical

Teacher: Frances Bushman
Ages: 8-13
Cost: Fall $130, Spring $165 Full Year: $290

What do you get when you have a handful of fun songs, a cleverly written short script, and a group of cute little kids? You get a 30-minute Musical. Over the course of a semester the kids will learn the fundamentals of singing and performing while learning some fun songs. Then we put it all together and perform for parents and friends. Spring semester will cover different material.

Biology - Middle School/9th Grade

Teacher: Renee Charbonneau
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full Year $325
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts for 9th grade Biology.

This hands-on course takes students through the living world of biological creatures and concepts. We begin small with cells, and slowly work our way through procaryotes, eukaryotes, and other interesting topics. We will cover everything from cells to genetics, organisms, evolution, ecology, classification and so much more. There are weekly assignments to be completed prior to our classroom time together. Additionally, there are 6 optional tests throughout the year.

Cursive for Kindergarten/1st

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 5-7
Cost: Fall $115 Spring $150

We will learn and practice the formation of individual cursive letters–both lower-case and capitals (upper-case). Connecting letter to letter will begin early and will include short words using letters that are formed similarly. Introduction or reinforcement of phonics will be integrated, as will reading cursive.
We’ll be learning the Zane-Bloser style of cursive handwriting. The letters slant to the right with the tail of each letter connecting to the tail of the next letter. It also has capital letters that are simplified.
Parents: This is the updated style that many of you grew up on in grade school. Research, history and current practice in numerous countries support that it is developmentally appropriate to learn cursive before print (manuscript). In addition, practicing cursive tends to improve print and overall fine motor skills and coordination.
**Daily practice/homework will be required to ensure adequate progress.**

Diversity Book Club for Tweens

Teacher: Stephenie Peterson
Ages: 10-12
Cost: Spring $145

We'll read, discuss, and do activities relating to books written from diverse perspectives. Appropriate for middle school aged students.

Feel the Beat/Obstacle Course Combo Class

Teacher: Dori Staehle/Julie McCallister
Ages: 4-7
Cost: Fall $155

NOTE: This course is a 2 part course due to the nature and intensity for littles in Feel the Beat. The 2nd part of the course will allow them to explore a variety of obstacle courses. It may be that the student does Feel the Beat then Obstacle second or Obstacle Course first then Feel the Beat depending on registration.
Part 1: Time to shake the wiggles out! Students will learn basic beats and rhythms while boosting coordination, listening skills, and cooperation. Helps with ADHD, anxiety, and learning issues and boosts reading skills! They'll also learn how to play a song! Class is taught by Dori Staehle, percussionist, drummer, and drum therapist with Next Stage Drumming. Hand drums provided.
Part 2
Enjoy jumping, crawling, swerving and all around fun going through a different obstacle course each week.

High School Computer Science

Teacher: Nathan Shackles
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $350
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

This class will be an introduction to computer science aimed at high school students. This course will introduce students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenge them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. Students will build apps that they can share with anybody, and develop and pitch innovative solutions to everyday problems. No prior programming / coding experience is required.

Marine Biology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $635
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Marine Biology introduces students to the study of life in marine environments. Students will complete a variety of lab experiences that include microscopic observation of organisms and their tissues, dissection of marine organisms, and other lab activities related to the ocean environment and organisms.

Paper Quilling Art

Teacher: Romenna Jones
Ages: 8+
Cost: Fall $110

This class will consist of paper quilling projects led by both the teacher and with student input on projects chosen.

Performing Shakespeare

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120

This is a great course for high school students who wish to dig deeper into analyzing and performing plays and sonnets written by William Shakespeare. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition.

Pre-Algebra

Teacher: Steve Messiter
Ages: 11-15
Cost: Full Year $390

The prealgebra class is designed to cement the foundation built during the middle school years in the topics of decimals, fractions, and whole numbers. Preparing the students for an algebra class, we will focus on integers, geometry, solving equations and inequalities, as well as introductions to radical expressions, linear equations, and polynomials. See syllabus here.

Readers Theater

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will read through and act out scripts. All of the same acting and characterization skills students would use for other theatre classes will still be required in this one. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times and familiarize themselves with it, thus developing their fluency skills.

Sewing 2

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155, Full Year $270

Sewing 2 is for students that have taken Sewing 1 or have experience using a sewing machine. In Sewing 2, we will explore more complex patterns and stitching techniques.

Spanish 1 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Lynda Pilgreen
Ages: 14-18
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish 1 is an introduction to Spanish that focuses on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with a cultural emphasis. It is suggested for students with little to no previous experience. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare students to be college-ready, well-rounded global citizens who can communicate effectively in Spanish and are aware of the cultural influences of the Spanish and Latino heritage at home and abroad. Students in this course will learn Spanish basic vocabulary including numbers, colors, and greetings. Students will be expected to master proper Spanish sentence constructions, articles and adjectives, subject-verb agreement, and regular and irregular verb conjugations in the Present Tense. As part of the course, students will be provided opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak Spanish while they work towards becoming linguistically and culturally literate.
This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. Each unit contains a series of lessons that include introduction of content, virtual demonstration of that content, and repeated opportunity to practice that content, along with a quiz per lesson, exam per unit, and final exam at the end of the course.

STEAM with Zoey and Sassafras

Teacher: Betsey Bradley
Ages: 4-8
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $120

Zoey is a girl with an incredible job. Along with her cat Sassafras, she helps magical creatures solve problems using science! In this class, we will use the popular Zoey and Sassafras chapter book series to explore topics in science and inspire creative thinking. Each class, we will read aloud from a Zoey and Sassafras book and complete a STEAM project related to their adventures. We will paint magical glowing pictures, grow mold with monsters, culture bacteria with unicorns, sculpt dragon eggs, learn about water pollution with merhorses, and much more. Join us on a magical adventure that will combine literature, art, science, and problem solving to prove that science is anything but ordinary. The same material will be covered both semesters.

Study and Life Skills

Teacher: Grace Danuck
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $350

Students will learn organizational, time management, planning and much more. Information will be presented in a student friendly easy to relate to material. Students will also learn about different organizational apps if they have their own device.

The Elegant Essay

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $295
NOTE: This class can be used on a high school transcript.

Help your child become a confident essay writer as they delve into the details of the essay-writing process. From thesis statements to transitions, introductions, and conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay.

Yoga

Teacher: Tiffany Olson
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Fall $115

Just breathe! This class teaches kids the basics of yoga, deep breathing and meditation.

TUESDAYS - 4th period - 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Active Chemistry for High School (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $580
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

From the way your body works to the air you breathe, and the things you like to do - chemistry is involved in every aspect of your life! It can be fun and exciting to learn. Your student will learn project-based learning with a focus on a large project each month. During class time, students will be given tools to accomplish the project to then present to the class. This class is not a math-based chemistry class. The students will learn through real-world labs and observations. There will be homework and reading on their own every week.

Artsy Smartsy

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-7
Cost: Fall $130, Spring $160, Full Year $280

Let's get busy with paint, paper, numbers, glue, beads, letters, crayons, and the list just goes on and on! While practicing fine motor skills, we are going to make learning tools, and one of a kind MOMentos! Different crafts each semester.

Astronomy - Middle School/9th Grade

Teacher: Renee Charbonneau
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full Year $325
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts for 9th grade Astronomy.

This hands-on course will take students beyond the sun and back again. We will study the universe, solar system, and our own home Earth as a planet. We will delve into the Doppler effect, Newton's laws, the effect of the moon, eclipses, the sun and so much more! There are weekly assignments to be completed prior to our classroom time together. Additionally, there are 6 optional tests throughout the year.

Cool Rhythms

Teacher: Dori Staehle
Ages: 13+
Cost: Fall $215

Therapeutic drumming class using hand drums to help learn basic beats and rhythms. It also helps with focusing, hyperactivity, coordination, cooperation, listening skills, and brain integration. Students will also learn how to play a song or two at each class. If the student has special needs, parents or aides are welcome to stay in the room. Class is taught by Dori Staehle, percussionist, drummer, and certified drum therapist with Next Stage Drumming. Hand drums provided. Get ready to rock!

Creative Writing

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 11+
Cost: Fall $140

Students will work through creating their own stories this semester. They will learn the basics of plotting a story, creating round characters, and incorporating conflict effectively into their storyline. We will look at some different pieces of literature that effectively do this and take what we learn to create a story that readers have to finish.

Cursive for 2nd - 5th

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 7-10
Cost: Fall $115 Spring $150

We will learn and practice the formation of individual cursive letters–both lower-case and capitals (upper-case). Connecting letter to letter will begin early and will include short words using letters that are formed similarly. Introduction or reinforcement of phonics will be integrated, as will reading cursive.
We’ll be learning the Zane-Bloser style of cursive handwriting. The letters slant to the right with the tail of each letter connecting to the tail of the next letter. It also has capital letters that are simplified.
Parents: This is the updated style that many of you grew up on in grade school. Research, history and current practice in numerous countries support that it is developmentally appropriate to learn cursive before print (manuscript). In addition, practicing cursive tends to improve print and overall fine motor skills and coordination.
**Daily practice/homework will be required to ensure adequate progress.**

Diversity Book Club for Teens

Teacher: Stephenie Peterson
Ages: 13+
Cost: Spring $145

We'll read, discuss, and do activities relating to books from diverse perspectives. This class is appropriate for high school level students.

High School Choir

Teacher: Frances Bushman
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $440

For this high school choir we will be exploring different styles and genres of choir music. No prior experience is necessary. We will be learning the fundamentals of singing technique and music (e.g. theory and sight singing).

Not Just Dogs and Cats (Vet Tech Prep)

Teacher: Nina Chieffo
Ages: 12+
Cost: Fall $145

Learn about caring for all types of pets, from the everyday to the unusual! We will discuss all aspects of care, including physical, emotional, environmental, veterinary, and will touch on end-of-life care for elderly or ill pets. We will also learn about the natural behavior of each type of animal, which will help better understand our pets and their needs. Special pet visitors will make appearances to class throughout the semester.
(Please leave your own pets at home.)

Pre-Calculus (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Steve Messiter
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

Precalculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of functions. Students then discover the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Scaffolding rigorous content with clear instruction, the course leads students through an advanced study of trigonometric functions, matrices, and vectors. The course concludes with a short study of probability and statistics. See the syllabus here.
This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. You will need a graphing calculator for this class.

Readers Theater

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 10-13
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will read through and act out scripts. All of the same acting and characterization skills students would use for other theatre classes will still be required in this one. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times and familiarize themselves with it, thus developing their fluency skills.

Sewing Club

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 12+
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155, Full Year $270

Have a love for sewing and want to explore your passion? Sewing Club allows your child to not only learn the art of pattern design, but expand their creativity through drafting design, understanding textiles while reimagining existing clothing, hemming clothing or interior design. Different activities for each semester.

Spanish 2 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Lynda Pilgreen
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish 2 build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in Spanish 1. It continues to focus on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural atmosphere. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare students to be college-ready, well-rounded global citizens who can communicate effectively in Spanish and are aware of the cultural influences of the Spanish and Latino heritage at home and abroad. Students are expected to remember the vocabulary and grammar from Spanish 1 and add to it. Topics in this course will include vocabulary about the high school classroom and subjects, food, the beach, the farm, and the zoo. They will be expected to master proper Spanish sentence constructions, including the Present and Past Tenses. Use of Direct Object and Indirect Object Pronouns, and finer details of the language. As part of the course, students will be provided opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak Spanish while they work towards becoming more linguistically and culturally literate.
This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. Each unit contains a series of lessons that include introduction of content, virtual demonstration of that content, and repeated opportunity to practice that content, along with a quiz per lesson, exam per unit, and final exam at the end of the course.

STEM Stories

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 5-11
Cost: Fall $120

Who’s ready to get crafty with STEM? Ready to learn and experience some interesting stories along the way? Then come on down and join us for STEM Stories! In this semester-long class, students will learn about Gravity, Electricity, Outer Space, Newton’s Law of Motion, Economics, and Robotics. Each unit will include a hands-on craft component as well as an engaging and physical storytelling activity!

Tea and Candles Writing Circle

Teacher: Romenna Jones
Ages: 8+
Cost: Fall $100

The more you write, the better writer you become. Let's write freely from fun writing prompts. This is an opportunity to experience the joy of writing with no rules and no editing, just let the pen and thoughts flow. Sit at a desk or bring a pillow to sit on the floor, whatever you like. Bring your favorite tea or beverage in a drink container with your name labeled on it. With the sounds of a Paris jazz cafe playing softly and candles (battery operated-LED) lit, choose a writing prompt or continue with whatever you are working on. Share an excerpt of your journal if you wish, listen to classmates, and learn how to give feedback in our writing circle. From the writing lover to those who dislike writing, this setting is an experience that helps anyone to see that writing is enjoyable.

WEDNESDAYS - 1st period - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Beyond Personal Finance

Teacher: Jenny Flicker
Ages: 13+
Cost: Spring $270

This personal finance class teaches the teen all they need to know about the major financial decisions they will have to make in their lives in a fun and interactive way. The course is gamified, starts at age 22 and ends at 42. They'll learn the basics about each financial topic (for example buying a car, buying a house, getting health insurance, etc.), then make a choice related to that topic. There is a rolling budget from class to class (year to year) where they will see how their choices affect their budget. You'll be astounded at what they learn, the conversations the course will spark, and the financial maturity that results. It is very likely to be the most impactful course your child will ever take.

Concert Band

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 11+
Cost: Full Year $350

This class is for students who have previously played an instrument for 2 or more years. We will review fundamentals and work on playing together as an ensemble, exploring pieces in multiple styles and genres. We will also put on a short concert at the end of the year to share our progress!

Dance Dance Party

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-7
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150, Full Year $260

Come wiggle, giggle, dance, and shake out some sillies to a fun mix of music! Disco Ball and Lights are just part of the fun we will be enjoying. Don't forget your water bottle and comfy clothes, because we are going to be moving and grooving!

Dissection

Teacher: Rachel Fahey
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $165, Spring $210

Like human hearts, a sheep’s heart contains two atria and two ventricles. These four chambers work together to pump deoxygenated blood to the lungs and oxygenated blood to the rest of the body; this allows blood to circulate the body in a regular manner. The important reason for carrying out this experiment is to examine and understand the structural features of the heart which will help us appreciate how the heart operates. We also dissect the sheep or cow brain, kidney, and eyeball if time allows. The same material will be covered both semesters.

Drama Adventures

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 8-10
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210

An introduction to the art of drama and theatre technique to develop communication and self-confidence both onstage and off. Taught by a New-York-trained director and performer, students will focus on developing vocal and physical skills through games and exercises in a fun group environment. This class will be asked to perform in the Holiday Showcase on December 8th and must be available for Dress Rehearsal on December 7th. Carolina Children's Theatre notebook included. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle to each class! Each semester will offer something new.

FIRST LEGO League (non-competitive)

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 9-14
Cost: Full Year $260

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. Students also must follow instructions on how to build structures and program a robot to complete tasks using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then complete those tasks on a table-top playing field. **We will NOT be competing against other teams.**


It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking skills, team-building skills, and basic STEM applications. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.
**Please note, this is not a LEGO club where students use their creativity to free-build. Students DO use their creativity, but to solve the challenges set forth by FIRST and LEGO.**

French 1

Teacher: Samia Touati
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Full Year $220

Join certified world language teacher and storyteller Samia Touati to explore French language, art, and culture. Learn French songs and poems, hear French stories, make gluten-free crepes, play games, learn beginner speaking, reading, and writing French skills. Get ready for introductory French to set the foundation for your French language through a culturally immersed experience.

Health Science 1

Teacher: Allison Barrier
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $480
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks for 90 minutes from 9:00a - 10:30a It can be used on high school transcripts.

Health Science I is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the healthcare industry. This course focuses on human anatomy and physiology, and human body diseases and disorders. Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. (Please note, the cardiac and respiratory systems will not be instructed in Health Science I, as it will be focused on in greater detail in Health Science II). Upon completion of this course, students will also be able to implement first aid and express an understanding of how to respond in an emergency situation. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum. This course will meet weekly for 90 minutes in person, and students will be expected to spend approximately the same amount of time working independently or collaboratively outside of class each week.

High School Physics

Teacher: "Science Jim" Mueller
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $900
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Physics is the study of motion and energy, and in this class we will break up the year into those two major topics. The first half of the year will consist of the study of motion, including such topics as velocity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, momentum, and more. The second half of the year we will study the more abstract concepts surrounding energy, including potential energy, kinetic energy, waves, resonance, sound, and light. Most classes will have lab work in which the students will put the concepts and the math that we have covered in class to real-world applications.


Prerequisites: Students should have a very firm handle on algebra one. We will be working heavily with formulas and the more familiar a student is with math the better they will do in this class.

Illustration Media

Teacher: Lisa Buch
Ages: 13+
Cost: Fall $215, Spring $270
NOTE: This class will meet for a 2 hour block of time from 9:00 - 11:40. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Learn traditional painting and drawing techniques used by professional illustrators to create a variety of illustrations for your portfolio.

Improv Comedy

Teacher: Dylan Bailey Ages: 11-14 Cost: Full Year $265

Hey, all you kids and clowns! Say “Yes, and!” and join in on the fun in our Improv Comedy class! Improvisational comedy is excellent training for creative thinkers, writers, and public speakers! These long and short-form improv sessions emphasize performance skills such as teamwork, listening, diction, projection, and movement. At the end of the year, students will perform an improv show!

Musical Theatre Dance

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 5-11
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $160

In this class, students will learn musical theatre dance choreography. We welcome all levels of experience to join us! (Each semester students will learn different choreography and styles. Students who are passionate about dance are encouraged to take two semesters!

Polymer Clay Basics

Teacher: Melanie Dobbs
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Fall $140

Learn how to work with polymer clay in this hands-on art class! Students will begin by learning how to make basic 3D shapes and turn them into fabulous clay creatures and creations! We will also be learning how to mix and marble clay, make your own beads, and more! At the end of the semester, students will practice using all of their new skills with a “choose your own project”. Students will be using Sculpey brand clay.

Preschool/Kinder Alphabet Bootcamp

Teacher: Ashley Daspurtre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155 , Full Year $270

Take a trip to Letterland as we explore letters: the sounds they make and the adventures they take! In this letter and letter sound introductory class, children will sing, dance and create as they learn the letters of the alphabet.

Students must be potty trained.

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with stories, playtime, crafts and lots of imagination play. Students must be potty trained.

Public Speaking

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Spring $160

This course is an introductory class with an emphasis on the practical skill of public speaking! The class will include techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, projection and diction exercises, and other good public speaking practices.

Stage Makeup

Teacher: TBA (Seed Art Share)
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will apply makeup styles from throughout history, create a “celebrity lookalike” makeup design, and even learn how to make some gnarly fake scars and bruises!

World History

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $330
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

In World History: Ancient to Modern, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.

WEDNESDAYS - 2nd period - 10:40 am - 11:40 am

ASL (American Sign Language) 1 For Elementary School

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Fall $155, Spring $200

We will work on letters/fingerspelling, numbers and basic vocabulary, as well as some short phrases, including ways to introduce ourselves. We will practice basic grammar and facial expressions. We will also learn a little about American Sign Language including the history and when, where and why it is used.

CPR/First Aid

Teacher: Rebecca Fahey
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $170, Spring $215

You'll learn to perform one-person CPR, CPR with rescue breaths, Hands Only CPR, how to administer CPR as part of a 2 rescuer team, and how to administer a shock from an AED. You'll also learn how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants. When you understand first aid, you'll gain the ability to help those in need. Through this first aid certification classes you'll learn how to respond to specific situations, which will help you care for people in crisis as they wait for medical professionals to arrive.

Drama Kids

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 5-8
Cost: Fall $170, Spring $215

An introduction to the art of drama and theatre technique to develop communication and self-confidence both onstage and off. Taught by a New-York-trained director and performer, students will focus on developing vocal and physical skills through games and exercises in a fun group environment. This class will be asked to perform in the Holiday Showcase on December 8th and must be available for Dress Rehearsal on December 7th. Carolina Children's Theatre notebook included. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle to each class!

Elementary General Music

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Fall $160

This class is FULL of musical fun for all Elementary ages. Activities will be structured in large and small groups and consist of rhythm skills, song learning, song writing, note reading, singing and vocal skills, movement activities, instrument petting zoo and more! I have over 10 years of General Music experience in three different countries and look forward to bringing a dynamic, energizing and musical experience to my students!

Elementary/Middle Chorus

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 7-12
Cost: Spring $210

This class will explore vocal techniques, warm-ups singing in rounds, duets, trios and quartets. We will learn songs as a large ensemble as well getting a taste of music from multiple cultures, styles and genres! No prior singing experience necessary! We will focus on learning by ear, but will also incorporate note reading.

French 2

Teacher: Samia Touati
Ages: 10-16
Cost: Full Year $220

Join certified world language teacher and storyteller Samia Touati in French 2. This class is mostly suitable to students who have taken French either with me or elsewhere. You will continue to transition to more conversation in context to develop more speaking, read short French stories, make delicious recipes, play games, learn intermediate level speaking, reading, and writing French skills. Get ready to advance your French learning immersion in culture- based experience.

High School Physics

Teacher: "Science Jim" Mueller
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $900
NOTE: This is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 11:40 class held once a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Physics is the study of motion and energy, and in this class we will break up the year into those two major topics. The first half of the year will consist of the study of motion, including such topics as velocity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, momentum, and more. The second half of the year we will study the more abstract concepts surrounding energy, including potential energy, kinetic energy, waves, resonance, sound, and light. Most classes will have lab work in which the students will put the concepts and the math that we have covered in class to real-world applications.

Prerequisites: Students should have a very firm handle on algebra one. We will be working heavily with formulas and the more familiar a student is with math the better they will do in this class.

Illustration Media

Teacher: Lisa Buch
Ages: 13+
Cost: Fall $215, Spring $270
NOTE: This class will meet for a 2 hour block of time from 9:00 - 11:40. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Learn traditional painting and drawing techniques used by professional illustrators to create a variety of illustrations for your portfolio.

Improv Comedy

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $290
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks.

Hey, all you kids and clowns! Say “Yes, and!” and join in on the fun in our Improv Comedy class! Improvisational comedy is excellent training for creative thinkers, writers, and public speakers! These long and short-form improv sessions emphasize performance skills such as teamwork, listening, diction, projection, and movement. At the end of the year, students will perform an improv show!

Musical Theatre Dance

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $160

In this class, students will learn musical theatre dance choreography. We welcome all levels of experience to join us! (Each semester students will learn different choreography and styles. Students who are passionate about dance are encouraged to take two semesters! (Same or different each semester?)

Political Theory and Ideologies

Teacher: Elizabeth Brewster
Ages: 12+
Cost: Full year $230

Students will learn about the different political ideologies and be able to tell the differences between them by the end of the year. We will be debating the different political ideologies and theories in classes so students will need to come prepared to have discussions about them. There is a book required and there will be weekly reading assignments. If you would like to have this class count as a credit, I have a research paper assignment for this semester and another for the end of the year that I will be happy to give to your student.

Preschool/Kinder Animal Exploration

Teacher: Ashley Daspurtre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155 , Full Year $270

In the Fall, we will discover animals in nature through a seasonally thematic curriculum. Hang upside down with the bats, see the world through the *eight* eyes of a spider, hibernate like a bear and so much more!

In the Spring, we will discover animals in nature. Swim with the narwhals, cozy up with the polar bears, hang upside down with a sloth, find out why a giraffe’s tongue is purple, slither with the snakes, buzz with the bees and so much more!

Field trip opportunities available, more information to come.

Students must be potty trained.

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with stories, playtime, crafts and lots of imagination play. Students must be potty trained.

Public Speaking

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 14+
Cost: Spring $160

This course is an introductory class with an emphasis on the practical skill of public speaking! The class will include techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, projection and diction exercises, and other good public speaking practices.

Snapology Technology

Teacher: Finn Regan
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Full Year $535

Snapology’s Technology programs teaches children computer skills, techniques and programming through fun interactive activities. Our technology enrichment series offers Animation, Movie-making, Video game designing and more.

Stage Makeup

Teacher: TBA (Seed Art Share)
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will apply makeup styles from throughout history, create a “celebrity lookalike” makeup design, and even learn how to make some gnarly fake scars and bruises!

What’s in Nana’s Attic

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150

My, my, how things have changed over the years! Let's look deeper into how things morph through the years. Before they were apps on your phone, these individuals were very important in their own right! Typewriters, telephones, phonographs, and more will be part of our exciting trip through time! Same material covered both semesters.

World Religions and Myths

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 12+
Cost: Full Year $330
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

In this class we will get hands on with the topic of world religions and world myths explored throughout time and regions of the globe. This class is completely secular and will not promote one belief system over another. We will touch on all time periods and many many places all over the planet and explore what and why they believe what they do.

WEDNESDAYS - 3rd period - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ASL (American Sign Language) 1 for Middle/High School

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 11-16
Cost: Fall $155, Spring $200

We will work on letters/fingerspelling, numbers and basic vocabulary, as well as some short phrases, including ways to introduce ourselves. We will practice basic grammar and facial expressions. We will also learn a little about American Sign Language including the history and when, where and why it is used. Spring semester will plan on being a continuation of fall semester, unless we have a significant number of new students.

Creative Writing

Teacher: Stephenie Peterson
Ages: 10-12
Cost: Spring $135

Do you love writing stories? Would you like to learn how to make your characters come to life, fill your plots full of fun twists, and make your descriptions pop off the page? Join award-winning author Stephenie Wilson Peterson for this fun class.

Crumb Snatchers Cookbook

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-8
Cost: Fall $130, Spring $160, Full Year $280

Creative Cooking for Kiddos! Yummy yum in my tum! Let's learn how to make some delicious snacks for our family and friends. Practice life skills and motor skills while concocting edible art! Different material covered each semester.

Drama Club

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210

An introduction for older children 10-14 to the art of drama and theatre techniques to develop communication and self-confidence both onstage and off. Taught by a New-York-trained director and performer, students will focus on developing vocal and physical skills through games and exercises in a fun group environment. This class will be asked to perform in the Holiday Showcase on December 8th and must be available for Dress Rehearsal on December 7th. Carolina Children's Theatre notebook included. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle to each class. Each semester will offer something new.

Elementary General Music

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210, Full Year $370

This class is FULL of musical fun for all Elementary ages. Activities will be structured in large and small groups and consist of rhythm skills, song learning, song writing, note reading, singing and vocal skills, movement activities, instrument petting zoo and more! I have over 10 years of General Music experience in three different countries and look forward to bringing a dynamic, energizing and musical experience to my students!

Fashion

Teacher: Rachel Levesque
Ages: 8+
Cost: Fall $110, Spring $140

This class will allow students to express their love for fashion, learn new trends, learn to be creative, and oh so much. The class will be taught with students being interactive giving their own opinions of styles and what is going on in the fashion world. Each week will be different from looking back at styles to how we can change those styles into a modern style to who is making a statement in the world. In this class, we will study the principles of fashion design. This class is lecture and project based with input from students to allow them to express their individuality. Different material covered each semester.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher: Robin Miller
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $250

Human Anatomy and Physiology is a laboratory-based course that investigates the structure and function of the human body. Topics covered will include the basic organization of the body and major body systems along with the impact of diseases on certain systems.

Intro to Knitting

Teacher: Julia Hunt
Ages: 8+
Cost: Fall $110

Students will learn the basic skills of knitting including casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and casting off. We will use these skills to create a project students can use when completed. All supplies included.

Middle School English Language Arts

Teacher: Samia Touati
Ages: 11-13
Cost: Full Year $215

Join certified world language teacher Dr. Samia Touati to learn English Language Arts, a content based course with meaningful stories, literature and narratives. You will learn about the world while enriching your knowledge, developing language structure, and acquiring grammar for language mastery. You will practice reading comprehension, spelling, and creative writing using new vocabulary. The practical learning part is that you will apply your language arts learning to hands-on activities including writing correspondence letters to peers overseas, making a dish while you explore histories of communities, and preparing your researched essays.

Middle School Physics

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 10-13
Cost: Full Year $300

Welcome to the world of Physics. Gravity, Simple Machines, Force and Motion, Batteries and Electricity and Magnets are all the rage when learning how the world arounds us works. Lots of hands on labs and fun learning.

Multicultural Read and Craft

Teachers: Sasha McCallister and Sophie Lyerly
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $110

Come join us on a trip around the world with stories, crafts and some fun playtime.
Students must be potty trained.

Musical Theatre Dance

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $160

In this class, students will learn musical theatre dance choreography. We welcome all levels of experience to join us! (Each semester students will learn different choreography and styles. Students who are passionate about dance are encouraged to take two semesters! (Same or different material each semester?)

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with stories, playtime, crafts and lots of imagination play. Students must be potty trained.

Public Speaking

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

This course is an introductory class with an emphasis on the practical skill of public speaking! The class will include techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, projection and diction exercises, and other good public speaking practices.

Readers Theatre

Teacher: TBA (Seed Art Share)
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Spring $160

In this class, students will read through and act out scripts. All of the same acting and characterization skills students would use for other theatre classes will still be required in this one. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times and familiarize themselves with it, thus developing their fluency skills.

Talkin’ Fancy: Dialects from Around the Globe

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120

Every region around the world has a dialect or sound that is native to it. In this class, students will learn to manipulate placement, precision and speed, volume, and consonant and vowel changes to ultimately master a handful of dialects from around the world! Dialects will include Standard British, Cockney, Brooklyn, American Southern, Irish, and Australian. Students will be given a scene, monologue, or poem to rehearse and perform in dialect.

US History

Teacher: Elizabeth Brewster
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $230

Students will have history taught in a format that is fun and different. No books, no papers, just stories. History is our story so why isn’t it told that way? This class will tell US History from our beginning to present day told in story form. There will be discussions about what they have learned as well I also would like for them to bring in pieces of their own family story. If they have anything that is period history, then I would encourage them to bring it in so we can make it part of the lesson. I will be doing the same.

What’s in the Box

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 6-9
Cost: Fall $140, Spring $180

What’s in the box. Each week a different animal will come to class in a blackened box. We will learn about the animal’s characteristics and adaptations. Towards the end of class we will reveal and meet the creature. Each class will have a hands-on project associated with a specific animal.

Writing for Solo Performance

Teacher: Deb Royals
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full year $290 NOTE: This class is 30 weeks long.

In this class, students will find their creative voices through writing prompts and exercises. Students will write both in their own voice and in the voice of a character. Students will workshop these solo performance pieces by putting them up on their feet and into action. The class will culminate in a final share of original solo performance pieces!

WEDNESDAYS - 4th period - 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Adventure Theatre

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will adventure to mysterious and fantastical lands such as Neverland, Wonderland, and the lost city of Atlantis! Along the way, students will meet talking animals, kings and queens, and the underwater people of Atlantis. Students will need to work together as an ensemble (or team) to help the people of these strange lands through the use of theatre games and activities. This class places an emphasis on imagination, creative thinking, and problem-solving.

Art History

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 7-12
Cost: Fall $150, Spring $190, Full Year $330

Do you love classical artists? If so or if you have no idea, then you may love this class. Each week we will learn about a famous artist and then we will recreate their artwork. You will always leave with something beautiful you have made.

August Wilson Monologue and Scene Study

Teacher: Deb Royals
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120

This is a great course for high school students who wish to dig deeper into analyzing and performing monologues and scenes written by August Wilson.

August Wilson was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century and is one of the most frequently produced BIPOC playwrights nationwide. He was most well-known for writing The Century cycle, a collection of ten plays, most of which were set in Pittsburgh. Each of these ten plays were set in a different decade of the 20th century. Although August Wilson passed away in 2005, his impact is still felt to this day.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Blaze TaeKwonDo

Teacher: Cyrus Barbour
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Fall $80

My class will teach endurance persistence conditioning exercise respect discipline and most important thing is to have fun. Come dressed in exercise clothing make sure no skirts or dresses I would prefer that you wear shorts and a short or no sleeve t-shirt no hanging jewelry, no chewing gum, bring a bottle of water for hydration.

Chloe's Art Class

Teacher: Chole Cooke
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $300
NOTE: This class meets for 1.5 hours (1:40 -3:10) for 30 weeks.

We will be learning the fundamentals of art which are basic perspective, composition, line drawing, and shapes/shading and more. In this class, I will share my love of creating. Everyone will be creating art that inspires them as well as instructional examples (still lifes, 3-D drawings, etc). The first class will be used to assess each student’s level. Have each student think about and find images of the different things they would like to draw. Mediums that will be taught: Pencils, color pencils, watercolor paints, and acrylic paint.

Dance Dance Party

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 8-13
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150, Full Year $260

Come wiggle, giggle, dance, and shake out some sillies to a fun mix of music! Disco Ball and Lights are just part of the fun we will be enjoying. Don't forget your water bottle and comfy clothes, because we are going to be moving and grooving!

Executive Functions/Skills and Study Skills

Teacher: Audra Eckes
Ages: 11-16
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210

In this class, we will learn what executive functions/skills are, how they are related to study skills and how all of these relate to confidence, independence and living up to potential now and in the future.

We will work on recognizing and strengthening executive functions/skills (the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to, among other things, get and stay organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions).

We’ll explore how time management and different kinds of memory carry over into study skills.
We will discover and practice different styles of note-taking, how to improve listening skills, ways of approaching time management (especially as it pertains to studying and getting assignments/tasks done) and test-taking strategies for a variety of test formats.
Students will learn about their own strengths, weaknesses and styles, as well as resources to continue building upon what we start in this class.

The same material will be covered both semesters.

Geology 100

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $115

An introduction to the basic concepts of Geology: the Rock cycle, types of rocks, and how they are formed, rock identification, geologic time scale, reading a topo map, and more! This class will have an associated lab in which to practice the ideas taught in class. There will be minimal homework for this class as learning is all about doing, especially when it comes to geology.

Grow your own Food and Become More Self Sufficient

Teacher: Nicole Barbour
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $250

Growing Your Own Food and Becoming More Self Sufficient! Gardening can be fun and so relaxing! Edible gardening is a way for us to eat cleaner and healthier!! Most people have thought about growing their own food, but they have no clue about how to do it. In this class we will learn how to use pots and buckets to create garden, composting, planting seeds in an egg carton, natural insecticides, fertilizers from your kitchen; starting plants from vegetables & fruit pieces and seeds and how to identify seeds and plants! The children will learn how to start from seed, what to feed, how to check the soil and how to transplant, along with the benefits of the plants they're planting! We will also learn about edible plants that grow wild in our own backyards! If students would like they can bring in an avocado seed and can grow their own tree! We will learn about pollination and different pollinators and their importance to food production and the environment and also Edible Plants and what season to grow! We also will include small space gardening! Many people think you need a lot of space to garden but if you have a little space or “no space” e.g. apartment balcony, you can still grow your own food! Come join us for this fun and exciting class and maybe even learn some things to teach your parents!

Let’s Write a Novel for Teens

Teacher: Stephenie Peterson
Ages: 13+
Cost: Spring $135

This class is for dedicated writers who want to write a novel. We'll spend the semester brainstorming, plotting, writing, and editing our stories. Award-winning author Stephenie Wilson Peterson will guide teens through their first novels. This class will have homework.

Middle Eastern Food, Language, and Culture

Teacher: Samia Touati
Ages: 7-13
Cost: Full Year $220

You will learn how to make Moroccan flatbread, Lebanese Syrian tabbouleh, Falafel, Moroccan Couscous, Mint tea, all from scratch. You will travel by listening to stories from these cultures while making delicious food. You will also learn how to say the ingredients in Arabic and experiment with the names of the recipes in Arabic calligraphy.

Middle School Math

Teacher: Grace Danuck
Ages: 11-13
Cost: Full Year $300

Take apart fractions, decimals and percentages. See them, understand them and use them. Math applications to real life and project(s) with real world scenarios.

Painting and Poetry

Teacher: Suzanne Swensen Ages: 5-10 Cost: Spring $175

Students will be introduced to age appropriate examples of various forms of poetry, write simple poetry, and illustrate with watercolors. The emphasis will be on enjoyment of poetry, creativity, and sharing with classmates. We will collect our work products in an Individual book.

Poetry in Motion

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full year $265

In this class, students will learn to write in different styles of poetry including, haiku, acrostic, the sonnet, and more! Students will also read and perform some poetry favorites by physicalizing the words through creative and stylized movement!

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with stories, playtime, crafts and lots of imagination play. Students must be potty trained.

Read and Craft

Teachers: Sasha McCallister and Sophie Lyerly
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $110

Come join us on an adventure with stories and crafts and some fun playtime. Must be potty trained.

Readers Theatre

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Spring $160

In this class, students will read through and act out scripts. All of the same acting and characterization skills students would use for other theatre classes will still be required in this one. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times and familiarize themselves with it, thus developing their fluency skills.

Seed History Seekers

Teacher: Renee Wimberley
Ages: 6-13
Cost: Full year $265

Students will research, devise, design, and perform an original production based on an event or person in North Carolina history. The program includes information on North Carolina history, field trips, guest speakers, and visual and performing arts opportunities throughout the year. Students will submit their final History in Action project for the Tar Heel Junior. Historians program at the NC History museum.

THURSDAYS - 1st period - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

5th Grade Math

Teacher: Rebecca Fahey
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Full year $335

In fifth grade math students predict the relative size of solutions in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. Additionally, they should have achieved mastery in numeration, rounding, money, and the customary and metric system, just to name a few. Spring Semester builds on material from Fall Semester.

Below are some concepts they will know by the end of this class.
* Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand
* Using partial products and mental multiplication
* Dividing with two-digit divisors
* Ordering and comparing fractions
* Comparing perimeter and area

Beginning Soccer

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Fall $90, Spring $125

Playing soccer involves several basic skills: passing/shooting, dribbling and controlling (or trapping) the ball. These skills can be learned at any age, and a good soccer player works continually to improve them. Beginning Soccer Skills will focus on play, while reinforcing these basic skills and having fun.

Dance Dance Party

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-7
Cost: Fall $115, Spring $150, Full Year $260

Come wiggle, giggle, dance, and shake out some sillies to a fun mix of music! Disco Ball and Lights are just part of the fun we will be enjoying. Don't forget your water bottle and comfy clothes, because we are going to be moving and grooving!

Drama Stage Production: "POP Goes the Weasel"

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 11+
Cost: Spring $400
NOTE: This is a 2 hour class. Production on 4/23 and must be available 4/20-4/22 for rehearsals.
NOTE: There are only female parts left.

"Pop Goes the Weasel" is an intriguing World War II period mystery sure to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Winnie Wynn opens her heart and home to two children whose father is fighting overseas, as well as to her own two grandchildren, whose parents are also abroad, doing their part. But what looks to be a peaceful New England summer for the blended family takes a dark turn when a body is discovered behind Winnie’s house. Mistrust abounds when the sheriff makes it known that the motive might have to do with a rumored saboteur targeting the local power station. And while Sheriff Lovell tries to determine the connection between the killer, the saboteur, and a spy known as “the Weasel,” everyone else begins to suspect that the enemy is someone uncomfortably close to home. This play is written by acclaimed author Craig Sodaro.

This will be our exciting first mainstage production for our Drama class. It is a full semester commitment culminating in a full production in April! Classes will begin with an audition for roles - all students will be assigned roles. Class requirements are: The completion of Drama I/2 or have special permission from the teacher. You may email her: christina@carolinachildrenstheatre.com

We hope to make this a THE -wide production and will be offering opportunities for students in sewing, painting and hair/makeup to help with costumes, sets and hair & makeup in the Spring Semester 2021.

This period production has a unique opportunity to research WWII history in England and America. Each cast member will be required to do extensive research in the times these characters live and ultimately create a 'backstory' along with their character breakdowns.

We hope you can join us in this 'smashing' adventure!

Elementary Art

Teacher: Clara Podhany
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Fall $180, Spring $245, Full Year $420
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks.

This is a fun, hands-on learning experience for elementary aged students. We will cover famous artists, various age-appropriate art methods and techniques, and complete a fun, topic-related art project each week.

High School Biology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $645
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Biology for everyone. This biology class will be a weekly exploration of the amazing world around us. We will have a weekly lab and tons of fun. The second half of the year will be hands-on with Taxonomy lessons. You will observe an animal for a week and report back your findings. This class will have approximately a half hour of homework each day. I will offer a full class that you can use for your transcripts for college.

K-2 Spanish

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 5-7
Cost: Full Year $215

In K-2nd Spanish, we use almost full immersion to help students learn Spanish through games. Some of their favorites such as four corners, Bingo, and tic-tac-toe will be used to practice their new vocabulary. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet and the letter sounds and practice sounding out basic syllables and words in Spanish.

Playwriting 101

Teacher: TBA (Seed Art Share)
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will bring their creative ideas to life as they put pen to paper and develop original plays. Students will learn how to construct a cohesive plot, write in the voices of their characters, and create a narrative arc. In addition to learning the ins and outs of playwriting, students will workshop these scripts in table readings and scene work. The class will culminate with a presentation of staged readings.

Poetry in Motion

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will learn to write in different styles of poetry including, haiku, acrostic, the sonnet, and more! Students will also read and perform some poetry favorites by physicalizing the words through creative and stylized movement!

Pokemon 1: Kanto & Johto

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 7-13
Cost: Fall $105

We will be exploring the real-life inspiration behind classic Pokemon from the first two generations. If your favorite Pokemon come from Red and Blue or Gold and Silver, then this is the class for you! This class will cover topics ranging from nhianimals and public figures to cultures and mythologies. Students will be expected to complete weekly homework with the intent of reinforcing the lessons from the lecture and fostering creativity and curiosity.

Pokemon 2: Hoenn & Sinnoh

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 7-13
Cost: Spring $130

The second installment in my series on the origin of Pokémon! No need to take the previous classes in order to follow this one. In this class we talk about the inspirations behind all your favorite Pokémon, one generation at a time. Students may be asked to present on a relevant topic not otherwise covered, time permitting.

Pre-K STEAM Enrichment Track

Teacher: Finn Regan
Ages: 3-5
Cost: Full Year $380
NOTE: This class runs for 30 weeks.

Children love to play and learn through play! When children are actively engaged using hands-on, interactive learning activities, their creativity and language flourishes. Snapology uses LEGO Duplo bricks and K'Nex pieces to reinforce educational concepts all the while children are playing. Website: Chapelhill.snapology.com ; Catalog: https://www.snapology.com/programs/class-catalog Students must be potty trained.

Preschool/Kinder Whole Language Literacy Block

Teacher: Ashley Daspurtre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $155 , Full Year $270

Through the Whole Language model, children will strengthen their hands through ample fine motor play and activities while being immersed in environmental print and commonly used sight words. We will play, sing, read and create together through a seasonally thematic curriculum.
Students must be potty trained.

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with stories, playtime, crafts and lots of imagination play. Students must be potty trained.

Readers Theater/Radio Drama

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will read through and act out scripts in the style of readers theatre. Students will explore vocal characterization skills as well as the skills needed to succeed when performing in a Radio Drama or Podcast. The class will culminate in a staged reading of a radio play!

Song Writing

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 10+
Cost: Full Year $350

This class will focus on creativity, poetry and the basics of what makes a song sound great! We will write songs together as a group, individually and in small groups. We will also focus on the basics of music theory so we know how to successfully create good songs. We will learn notation, rhythms, chords and more! We will also put on a short concert at the end of the class to perform our songs. Background in singing is not necessary, as well will learn vocal techniques, warm ups and how to sing our songs with confidence. Songs will be accompanied by me, the teacher on guitar or piano if desired.

Stage Combat

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

The goal of this course is learning fundamental techniques to safely and effectively create the illusion of physical conflict. Using basic physical exercises focused on actor safety, effective blocking, energy and weight transfer, and believable choreography and reactions, students will build practical skills to keep themselves and their partners safe when participating in unarmed stage combat. These will include falls, rolls, pushes, chokes, slaps, grabs, punches, kicks, blocks, and found object combat methods.

Tech Production for “Pop Goes the Weasel”

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 12+
Cost: Spring $300
NOTE: This class is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 10:40

In this class, students will learn how to design and build the technical elements needed to put on a show! We’ll be partnering with the cast, and creative team of Pop Goes the Weasel to design the set, lights, sound, and more to help bring the production to life

Wonka with a Chance of Meatballs: Drama in the Kitchen

Teacher: Renee Wimberley
Ages: 7-12
Cost: Full Year $265

Join us for a delightful, delicious, and ultimately dramatic hour in the kitchen! In this class, students will learn to cook and bake recipes from their favorite children’s stories. Students will also act out scenes from these stories, which include Willy Wonka, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, James and the Giant Peach, and more!

THURSDAYS - 2nd period - 10:40 am - 11:40 am

3-5th grade Spanish

Teacher: Laurel Solorzano
Ages: 8-10
Cost: Full Year $215

In this class, students will use games to practice speaking Spanish in realistic situations. Topics covered in this course are introducing yourself and others (using FULL sentences), talking about what you like and dislike, and talking about things that you did.

5th Grade Language Arts

Teacher: Rebecca Fahey
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Full year $335

This year, students will be learning new language arts skills as well as building their knowledge and mastery on previously learned concepts. In order to do that, students should be comfortable reading and answering questions on a wide variety of texts in a number of different themes and topics. In addition, their writing skills should allow them to create concrete ideas complete with supporting details. Spring Semester builds on Fall.

At the end of this class, the student will have learned:
* Use pronouns in subjective and objective case
* Use reference material such as dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses
* Apply knowledge and information from texts to make inferences
* Decode words using prefixes and suffixes
* Identify and summarize the theme/main idea of a story

Adventure Theatre

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Spring $160

In this class, students will adventure to mysterious and fantastical lands such as Neverland, Wonderland, and the lost city of Atlantis! Along the way, students will meet talking animals, kings and queens, and the underwater people of Atlantis. Students will need to work together as an ensemble (or team) to help the people of these strange lands through the use of theatre games and activities. This class places an emphasis on imagination, creative thinking, and problem-solving.

AKC Dog Breeds

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 7+
Cost: Fall $105

Have you ever been curious about all the different breeds of dogs and how they came to be the way they are? Then this is the class for you! We will be covering the seven breed groups of the AKC and getting to know a few select breeds there-in. We will also learn all about the different types of sponsored events, responsible ownership, and responsible breeding. Light homework will be assigned weekly to reinforce the concepts covered in class and to foster creativity and curiosity.

Appalachian Trail Book Club

Teacher: Rachel Levesque
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $140

If you are curious about the Appalachian Trail and love to read books with daring characters, friendships, and perseverance, then this book club is for you! The book club will feature 2 fictional books that take place on the Appalachian Trail, Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool and The Trail by Meika Hashimoto. In addition to reading the novels, we will study the history of the Appalachian Trail. The class will consist of discussions, activities, and projects. The same information will be covered in both semesters.

Beginner Photoshop

Teacher: Clara Podhany
Ages: 10-14
Cost: Fall $215

There is no limit to what you can do with Photoshop! From manipulating photos to designing logos, Photoshop is the gateway into the world of graphic design. In this student-lead computer course, your child will explore the various tools available in Photoshop and master them with the help of a photoshop expert. Students will be invited to share their own ideas and projects with the class in addition to completing challenges provided by the instructor. At the end of the course, your student will have achieved a basic understanding of this application, its interface, and its tools.

Beginning Group Guitar

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 10+
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210, Full Year $350

Beginning Group Guitar: This class will focus on the fundamentals of guitar playing and incorporating learning chords and finger picking techniques as well as reading chord symbols and TAB. We will learn songs in multiple genres and styles and put on a short concert at the end of the session to show our progress! Students will need to provide their own acoustic guitar. Recommendations for types of guitars will be sent out if needed!

Cooking Live

Teacher: Renee Wimberley
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $290
NOTE: This class is 30 weeks long.

Students will choose a recipe to create and then script and film their own cooking show complete with commercials.

Drama Stage Production: "POP Goes the Weasel"

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 11+
Cost: Spring $400
NOTE: This is a 2 hour class. Production on 4/23 and must be available 4/20-4/22 for rehearsals.

"Pop Goes the Weasel" is an intriguing World War II period mystery sure to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Winnie Wynn opens her heart and home to two children whose father is fighting overseas, as well as to her own two grandchildren, whose parents are also abroad, doing their part. But what looks to be a peaceful New England summer for the blended family takes a dark turn when a body is discovered behind Winnie’s house. Mistrust abounds when the sheriff makes it known that the motive might have to do with a rumored saboteur targeting the local power station. And while Sheriff Lovell tries to determine the connection between the killer, the saboteur, and a spy known as “the Weasel,” everyone else begins to suspect that the enemy is someone uncomfortably close to home. This play is written by acclaimed author Craig Sodaro.

This will be our exciting first mainstage production for our Drama class. It is a full semester commitment culminating in a full production in April! Classes will begin with an audition for roles - all students will be assigned roles. Class requirements are: The completion of Drama I/2 or have special permission from the teacher. You may email her: christina@carolinachildrenstheatre.com

We hope to make this a THE -wide production and will be offering opportunities for students in sewing, painting and hair/makeup to help with costumes, sets and hair & makeup in the Spring Semester 2021.

This period production has a unique opportunity to research WWII history in England and America. Each cast member will be required to do extensive research in the times these characters live and ultimately create a 'backstory' along with their character breakdowns.

We hope you can join us in this 'smashing' adventure!

Drama Teens

Teacher: Christina Catton
Ages: 14+
Cost: Fall $160

All new drama classes for high school students only! We will start with basic theatre skills - so previous drama experience is not required. Through the fall, this ensemble will be using creative thinking skills, cooperation, teamwork and self confidence through monologues, improv and scene study. This class will be asked to perform in the Holiday Showcase on December 8th and must be available for Dress Rehearsal on December 7th.

My Story

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 7-10
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $115

This class is for your young creative writer/artist. We will be exploring the components of writing, illustration and developing our stories to share. Each month we will focus on different types of stories and allow our budding writers/artists to explore their creativity. We will begin our class each week with a story, depicting the style we are exploring to learn more. Each semester will bring on a new story.

Playwriting 101

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

In this class, students will bring their creative ideas to life as they put pen to paper and develop original plays. Students will learn how to construct a cohesive plot, write in the voices of their characters, and create a narrative arc. In addition to learning the ins and outs of playwriting, students will workshop these scripts in table readings and scene work. The class will culminate with a presentation of staged readings.

Preschool/Kinder Animal Exploration

Teacher: Ashley Daspurtre
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Full Year $270

In the Fall, we will discover animals in nature through a seasonally thematic curriculum. Hang upside down with the bats, see the world through the *eight* eyes of a spider, hibernate like a bear and so much more!

In the Spring, we will discover animals in nature. Swim with the narwhals, cozy up with the polar bears, hang upside down with a sloth, find out why a giraffe’s tongue is purple, slither with the snakes, buzz with the bees and so much more!

Field trip opportunities available, more information to come.

Students must be potty trained.

Preschool/Kinder Animal Exploration 2

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

In the Fall, we will discover animals in nature through a seasonally thematic curriculum. Hang upside down with the bats, see the world through the *eight* eyes of a spider, hibernate like a bear and so much more!

Students must be potty trained.

Snapology Robotics

Teacher: Finn Regan
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Year $535
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks

Snapology's Robotics program teaches children the basics of computer programming and engineering through interactive robotic model builds and challenges. Website: Chapelhill.snapology.com ; Catalog: https://www.snapology.com/programs/class-catalog

Stage Combat

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Fall $120

The goal of this course is learning fundamental techniques to safely and effectively create the illusion of physical conflict. Using basic physical exercises focused on actor safety, effective blocking, energy and weight transfer, and believable choreography and reactions, students will build practical skills to keep themselves and their partners safe when participating in unarmed stage combat. These will include falls, rolls, pushes, chokes, slaps, grabs, punches, kicks, blocks, and found object combat methods.

Tech Production for “Pop Goes the Weasel”

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 12+
Cost: Spring $300 NOTE: This class is a 2-hour block from 9:30 - 10:40

In this class, students will learn how to design and build the technical elements needed to put on a show! We’ll be partnering with the cast, and creative team of Pop Goes the Weasel to design the set, lights, sound, and more to help bring the production to life

What Else Can We Do?

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 4-10
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $125, Full Year $200

This class is based on a homeschool family project that we did for the 2nd Annual Marbles Kids Museum Family Science Fair. Our homeschool, Bailey's Crossroads Academy, researched, and brainstormed on how we can re-purpose ordinary, every day, single use plastics. Our original science project will be on display for inspiration. Different material will be covered each semester.

Zoology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $645
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Do you enjoy animals? Want to learn more about what makes them unique and how they function. Want to get up close and personal with many species. This class is great for a hands-on high school learner willing to dig in and learn the nuts and bolts about animals and their husbandry. We will do real life animal encounters, raise chicks, caterpillars, tadpoles and some. We will do in class dissections and outside of class adventures.

THURSDAYS - 3rd period - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Algebra 2

Teacher: Steve Messiter
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $390
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

It’s all about Algebra 2! We will focus on the Tool of Algebra, Linear Equations, Linear systems, Inequalities, polynomials, Quadratic Equations, and the World of Conics. We will also work on Rational expressions and function, exponential and logarithmic functions. You can see the syllabus here. You will need a graphing calculator for this class.

Create Your Own Comic

Teacher: Clara Podhany
Ages: 11-15
Cost: Fall $215

Comic books have captivated the attention of kids and adults since first released in the 20th century. Now, your child can take his love for comics to the next level by creating his very own! This is an all-inclusive course: we will start with character development and design, complete with backstory, special abilities (if any), and illustration & costume design. We will then take a few weeks to invent a plot and write the storyline. Finally, we will illustrate each frame, edit our illustrations with the help of computers, and compile everything into a physical copy! Your student will love this engaging, start-to-finish course that can be tailored to fit any age.

Elementary General Music

Teacher: Erin Robertson
Ages: 6-10
Cost: Fall $160, Spring $210, Full Year $370

This class is FULL of musical fun for all Elementary ages. Activities will be structured in large and small groups and consist of rhythm skills, song learning, song writing, note reading, singing and vocal skills, movement activities, instrument petting zoo and more! I have over 10 years of General Music experience in three different countries and look forward to bringing a dynamic, energizing and musical experience to my students!

Marine Biology (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $635
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

Marine Biology introduces students to the study of life in marine environments. Students will also complete a variety of lab experiences that include microscopic observation of organisms and their tissues, dissection of marine organisms, and other lab activities related to the ocean environment and organisms.

Movement for the Stage

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $265

Move freely and safely through space in Movement for the Stage! In this class, students will free their bodies of tension and channel their energy with lessons in yoga, laban movement, the Alexander Technique, and other methods of creative movement and play.

Music Appreciation 2

Teacher: Robin Miller
Ages: 12+
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $130, Full Year $230

This class will investigate basic music theory including rhythm, tempo, and dynamics while exploring different types of instruments and being exposed to music from across the world and throughout history. The class begins with a brief review of the material covered in the previous class. The concept of the day will then be introduced. We will proceed to explore how to connect the new concept to the information already presented through games, listening to music, playing various instruments, and singing songs. Each semester will cover different material.

Our Whole Lives: Human Sexuality for Upper Elementary

Teacher: Cara Lewis
Ages: 9-12
Cost: Fall $230, Spring $240

The OWL Program for Upper Elementary students is part of a 10-15 week curriculum designed to nurture and support the three Rs of early childhood sexuality education: Respect, Relationships, and Responsibility. The goals of the program include: Helping children increase self-respect and respect for others, building relationships with members of both genders and with many kinds of families, and understanding the responsibilities regarding their own health and that of others. Topics covered in course include health and safety, media and body image, love, family and friends, puberty and growing up, sex and gender, communication, and decision making – all in an appropriate language.

Accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.

All books and supplies are included. Both semesters cover the same information.

Pokemon 3: Unova & Kalos

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 7-13
Cost: Fall $105

The third installment of my Origins of Pokémon series! It is NOT necessary to take the previous classes in order to enjoy this one! In this class we talk about the inspirations behind all your favorite Pokémon, one generation at a time. Students may be asked to present on a relevant topic not otherwise covered, time permitting.

Pokemon 4: Alola & Galar

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 7-13
Cost: Spring $130

The fourth installment in my series on the origin of Pokémon! No need to take the previous classes in order to follow this one. In this class we talk about the inspirations behind all your favorite Pokémon, one generation at a time. Students may be asked to present on a relevant topic not otherwise covered, time permitting

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn - ABC

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with Abc crafts- let's learn all about our alphabet and do a little crafting too! Each week we'll focus on a new letter and have a little fun with it. We'll read stories, sing songs and do an abc craft all to make learning our ABCs fun!

Students must be potty trained.

Puppetry

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will design and create puppets of all kinds! Students will make bag puppets, sock puppets, shadow puppets, maybe even marionette puppets!

Read to Me

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $100, Spring $125, Full Year $220

We are going on adventures to wonderful lands through the magic of books. We will be enjoying new stories, and old classics. We would love to read some of your child's favorite books, so come along and join our fun! Different information will be offered each semester.

Risk Takers, Groundbreakers, and Peacemakers

Teacher: Deb Royals
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will celebrate and experience the accomplishments of inventors, artists, and activists throughout world history! At the end of the semester, students will present monologues based on these amazing biographies. By then, we hope our students will feel empowered to break ground, take risks, and “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Sewing 1

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Fall $110, Spring $140

Beginning Sewing Class for students interested in learning the basic skills of hand-stitching , using a pattern and basic understanding of operating a sewing machine. Each semester will cover different activities.

Snapology Engineering Track

Teacher: Finn Regan
Ages: 5-12
Cost: Full Year $480
NOTE: This class will meet for 30 weeks

Is your student a problem-solver, a big-thinker, a tinkerer, a LEGO lover or a budding engineer? If so, they are going to love Snapology Engineering track, where they build super cool models that use gears, axles, and technic bricks. Students will use Engineering and physics concepts as they work in teams under guided instructions to build different working models! Website: Chapelhill.snapology.com ; Catalog: https://www.snapology.com/programs/class-catalog

Spanish 1 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Lynda Pilgreen
Ages: 14-18
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks. It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish 1 is an introduction to Spanish that focuses on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with a cultural emphasis. It is suggested for students with little to no previous experience. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare students to be college-ready, well-rounded global citizens who can communicate effectively in Spanish and are aware of the cultural influences of the Spanish and Latino heritage at home and abroad. Students in this course will learn Spanish basic vocabulary including numbers, colors, and greetings. Students will be expected to master proper Spanish sentence constructions, articles and adjectives, subject-verb agreement, and regular and irregular verb conjugations in the Present Tense. As part of the course, students will be provided opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak Spanish while they work towards becoming linguistically and culturally literate.

This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. Each unit contains a series of lessons that include introduction of content, virtual demonstration of that content, and repeated opportunity to practice that content, along with a quiz per lesson, exam per unit, and final exam at the end of the course.

Time Travel Theatre

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $240

Hop on into the time machine because we’ve got a lot to see and do in our Time Travel Theatre class! In this class, we plan to journey back to the place where theatre as we know it began, to Ancient Greece and then to Rome. Then on to the days of knights in shining armor in the Medieval ages, followed by the Renaissance, where we’ll learn all about the bearded bard, William Shakespeare! We’ll make a pitstop in Africa for some creative storytelling. Finally, we’ll arrive in America to explore our founding docs and the men and women who authored them. Alongside the facts and figures, we will sing and dance our way through the various eras! This class will culminate in an informal performance.

THURSDAYS - 4th period - 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Active Chemistry for High School(Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Rachel Beach
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $580
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts. Labs on Thursdays.

From the way your body works to the air you breathe, and the things you like to do - chemistry is involved in every aspect of your life! It can be fun and exciting to learn. Your student will learn project-based learning with a focus on a large project each month. During class time, students will be given tools to accomplish the project to then present to the class. This class is not a math-based chemistry class. The students will learn through real-world labs and observations. There will be homework and reading on their own every week.

Art Mini Painting

Teacher: AJ Wawak
Ages: 10+
Cost: Fall $125, Spring $155

Let’s paint! This class focuses on creativity through adding color to fantasy miniatures. Guaranteed to ignite the imagination! The painting will be the same in both semesters, but the choices of miniatures will be different.

Intermediate Drawing

Teacher: Clara Podhany
Ages: 12-15
Cost: Fall $210

Do you love to draw, but always become frustrated when you aren’t happy with your end result? Intermediate Drawing 1 has been curated to help students who already know the basics but want to develop their skills and draw more realistically. Using an easy, step-by-step approach, students will learn to draw human facial features, including facial structure and proportions, the human form in various active and stationary positions, domestic and wild dogs, domestic and wild cats, hoofed animals, marine animals, man-made architecture, natural landscapes, and more. Students will also learn different methods of sketching, shading, adding detail and texture. This course is not intended to develop coloring skills, but students are more than welcome to color in their drawings once finished.

Monologues/Scene Study

Teacher: Tony Pender
Ages: 12+
Cost: Full Year $265

Monologues (1st semester) The goal of this course is learning the techniques for choosing, preparing, and presenting a monologue. Analyzing text, finding and using the voice, exploring physicality and movement, discovering emotional connections to the spoken word, and creating a unique character that expresses the stories actors are called upon to share. Scene Studies (2nd semester) The goal of this course is learning the technique of building scenes and performing with partners. Discovering the ways different characters can interact with each other, their environment, and themselves and how they move through a story together by observing, listening, and reacting to each other.

Movement for the Stage

Teacher: Jess Barbour
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $265

Move freely and safely through space in Movement for the Stage! In this class, students will free their bodies of tension and channel their energy with lessons in yoga, laban movement, the Alexander Technique, and other methods of creative movement and play.

Music Appreciation 1

Teacher: Robin Miller
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Fall $120, Spring $150

This class will investigate basic music theory including rhythm, tempo, and dynamics while exploring different types of instruments and being exposed to music from across the world and throughout history. The class begins with a brief review of the material covered in the previous class. The concept of the day will then be introduced. We will proceed to explore how to connect the new concept to the information already presented through games, listening to music, playing various instruments, and singing songs. Each semester will cover the same material.

Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

Teacher: Celena Luz Urquia
Ages: 13+
Cost: Full Year $430
NOTE: This class will meet for 90 minutes from 1:40 -3:10.

Our Whole Lives is a positive, comprehensive, age-appropriate educational program that promotes sexual health and is derived from the guidelines of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.(SIECUS). Although the curricula were developed by religious organizations, the program is completely secular and free of any spiritual or religious doctrine. The program is values-based and offers participants the opportunity to reflect, examine, and further clarify their values related to sexuality topics. O.W.L values include the following:
Self-worth
Respect
Responsibility
Sexual Health
Justice & Inclusivity

This program is grounded in the fundamental belief that sexuality education begins at home and that the parents or caregivers are the primary sexuality educators. The O.W.L program aims to provide resources and support to help families talk openly about sexuality with their children and teens, and to provide youth a safe, nurturing space with their peers to discuss many sexuality-related topics.

Pre-Calculus (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Steve Messiter
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

Precalculus is a thoughtful introduction to advanced studies leading to calculus. The course briefly reviews linear equations, inequalities, and systems and moves purposefully into the study of functions. Students then discover the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Scaffolding rigorous content with clear instruction, the course leads students through an advanced study of trigonometric functions, matrices, and vectors. The course concludes with a short study of probability and statistics. See the syllabus here.

This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. You will need a graphing calculator for this class.

Preschool with Ms. Carolyn - Messy Adventures

Teacher: Carolyn Floyd
Ages: 3-6
Cost: Fall $160

Come join Ms. Carolyn into a world of fun with Messy adventures- this class is all about sensory fun! Each week we'll explore and learn about our five senses through sensory play! It's a guaranteed fun and messy adventure! We'll explore mud, paint, water beads, paint, bubbles and so much more!
Students must be potty trained.

Risk Takers, Groundbreakers, and Peacemakers

Teacher: Deb Royals
Ages: 11-14
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will celebrate and experience the accomplishments of inventors, artists, and activists throughout world history! At the end of the semester, students will present monologues based on these amazing biographies. By then, we hope our students will feel empowered to break ground, take risks, and “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Sewing 1

Teacher: Aimee Ciccone
Ages: 8-12
Cost: Fall $110, Spring $140

Beginning Sewing Class for students interested in learning the basic skills of hand-stitching, using a pattern, and basic understanding of operating a sewing machine.

Spanish 2 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Teacher: Lynda Pilgreen
Ages: 14+
Cost: Full Year $750
NOTE: This class will meet twice a week for 30 weeks It can be used on high school transcripts.

Spanish 2 builds upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in Spanish 1. It continues to focus on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural atmosphere. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare students to be college-ready, well-rounded global citizens who can communicate effectively in Spanish and are aware of the cultural influences of the Spanish and Latino heritage at home and abroad. Students are expected to remember the vocabulary and grammar from Spanish 1 and add to it. Topics in this course will include vocabulary about the high school classroom and subjects, food, the beach, the farm, and the zoo. students will be expected to master proper Spanish sentence constructions, including the Present and Past Tenses, the use of Direct Object and Indirect Object Pronouns, and finer details of the language. As part of the course, students will be provided opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak Spanish while they work towards becoming more linguistically and culturally literate.

This course includes a broad series of lessons and activities that offer a variety of modalities for ultimate student engagement and content retention. Each unit contains a series of lessons that include introduction of content, virtual demonstration of that content, and repeated opportunity to practice that content, along with a quiz per lesson, exam per unit, and final exam at the end of the course.

Tales from Around the World

Teacher: Dylan Bailey
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $265

In this class, students will research, adapt, rehearse, and perform global folktales. Using “grab and go” children’s theatre techniques, this class will function as a performing youth ensemble! Global folktales will include but are not limited to Peach Boy (Japan), Turnip Story (Russia), The Legend of the Shooting Star (Native American), The Bat of Many Colors (Mexico), and MORE!

Time Travel Theatre

Teacher: Shannon Mitchell
Ages: 5-10
Cost: Full Year $265

Hop on into the time machine because we’ve got a lot to see and do in our Time Travel Theatre class! In this class, we plan to journey back to the place where theatre as we know it began, to Ancient Greece and then to Rome. Then on to the days of knights in shining armor in the Medieval ages, followed by the Renaissance, where we’ll learn all about the bearded bard, William Shakespeare! We’ll make a pitstop in Africa for some creative storytelling. Finally, we’ll arrive in America to explore our founding docs and the men and women who authored them. Alongside the facts and figures, we will sing and dance our way through the various eras! This class will culminate in an informal performance.

We’re in this Together

Teacher: Juli McCallister
Ages: 6+
Cost: Fall $55, Spring $75, Full Year $130

Community Service Class/ Group/ Club. Let's get back into our community and make our world a better place, one Act of Kindness at a time! Brainstorming for our contribution to Make A Wish Carolina, is first on our list! Let's share our talents with others, and bring joy to those who really need it!