Electives Course Offerings

Art I - Tutor: Ellen Lingo

This middle school art class provides students with a foundation in art technique, expression  and historical analysis. This 32-week class is designed to improve students’ art skills through  pencil, pen, colored pencil, and pastel drawing projects as well as painting projects. Students  will develop their creativity and be able to incorporate art elements (line, shape, color, value,  form texture, and space) as they build a sketchbook portfolio with technical exercises and  drawing projects. They will begin with a pencil drawing project where students will learn how to  analyze and correctly render proportions. From there they will move into additional pencil  projects, pen, and colored pencil drawings as they learn to incorporate value, visual texture,  composition, and perspective into their drawings. In the second semester, students will be  creating watercolor and acrylic painting projects. They will build on their understanding of  value, composition and color theory from the first semester and learn how to incorporate those  concepts into watercolor and acrylic projects.  

No prior art experience is needed.  

Materials:  

9x12 sketchbook 

Set of drawing pencils that include: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B 

Erasers 

Blending tools  

18 inch ruler 

Fine point permanent pen 

8x10 canvas 

Paint brushes 

Prang watercolor paint 

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Annual Tuition: $495

Art  II - Tutor: Ellen Lingo

This 32-week high school art class expands students' prior understanding of art technique,  creative expression and historical analysis through a series of 2D drawing and painting projects  in pencil, pen, and colored pencil as well as watercolor and acrylic paints. Students will  develop their creativity and be able to incorporate art elements (line, shape, color, value, form  texture, and space) as they build a sketchbook portfolio with technical exercises and drawing  projects. They will begin with a pencil drawing where they will learn more advanced techniques  in composition and perspective drawing. From there, students will learn how to incorporate  visual texture in a pen drawing. They will then conclude the semester with color theory and  technique that teaches students how to blend and layer colored pencils in a colored pencil  animal portrait. In the second semester, students will be creating watercolor and acrylic  painting projects. They will build on their understanding of value, composition and color theory  from the first semester and learn how to incorporate those concepts into watercolor and acrylic  projects.  

No prior art experience is needed.  

Materials:  

9x12 sketchbook 

Set of drawing pencils that include: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B 

Erasers 

Blending tools 

18 inch ruler 

Fine point permanent pen 8x10 canvas 

Prang watercolor paints

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Annual Tuition: $495 

Becoming  a Word Slinger:  How to transition from “No idea” to “Published Author” in 32 Weeks or less!

 

“Becoming  a Word Slinger” is a year long course created to produce published authors. 

 

The course begins with the formation of an idea. The idea must be exciting enough to keep the student’s interest for an entire year. 

 

The course will end with the student having a published book in their hand and on Amazon. 

 

Some of the core values taught in this class are as follows:  Focus, the power of action, making decision, controlling procrastination, the freedom in living a disciplined life, time management, consistency, and courage.

 

This interactive course is taught by our very own President, Lynn Pierre. As a 5 time author himself; a wealth of knowledge and experience is at your fingertips. 

“Becoming a Word Slinger” is excellent for the future.  It will set your student apart, in the eyes of colleges, from someone who just has good grades. Imagine how your student, being a published author, would look on a transcript/resume. 

 

Studies show approximately 2,700 books are published each day.  If they can do it, you student can also. 

 

Limited seats available! Register Early!

 

Here is a message from your tutor:  https://youtu.be/aDTjiODugX4

 

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Available: Open to students grades 9th - 12th

Annual Tuition: $495

Health and Nutrition - Tutor: Lynn Pierre Jones, Jr., P.T.  

Click here for Mr. Jones' course description video

 

This homeschool high school health and nutrition curriculum explores the physical, social, mental, and spiritual concepts that are needed for a healthy lifestyle. With detailed illustrations and photos, clear explanations, and enhanced readability, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition will prepare high school students for college-level studies as well as life beyond the classroom.

 

These objectives will be accomplished through interactive lessons from the textbook taught in the classroom. Students will present orally a personal case study on the subtle influences in their personal life and what they are doing to produce success. This presentation will be as a project in December and another project in May. Students need to complete homework from the textbook on the four week days which we do not meet for class. 

 

From the Apologia website https://www.apologia.com/health-nutrition/ : “Please note: Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition is a full health textbook for high school. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide when this homeschool health and nutrition high school course is appropriate for their maturity levels.”

 

If there is a topic you would prefer your student not cover in this class, the syllabus will alert you of the topics and days it will be covered.  Students will not be penalized in their grades if they miss that portion of the curriculum, as long as the parent communicates with the tutor prior to missing a module.  

 

Course Text for Semesters 1 & 2: Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition (God’s Design for Your Body, Mind, and Soul) Basic set which is the hardcover text and spiral notebook.

You will not need the answer key. 

  • ISBN-10: 1940110343

  • ISBN-13: 978-1940110349

 

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Available: Open to all high school grades 9th & up

Annual Tuition: $495 

Debate- Tutor: Melissa Cisneros​

Debate is an elective that will give students an introduction to a variety of public speaking and formal debate styles, with a focus on the format of Public Forum and/or Lincoln-Douglas. Instruction will include research, observation, and practice with the purpose to instill in students the skills of presentation, critical thinking, research, and analysis.

 

Course objectives include: learning effective research techniques in order to organize data into a persuasive speech and anticipate opposing arguments; practicing strong argumentative and rhetorical techniques while avoiding fallacies and other unethical debate practices; use active listening and note-taking skills during debates in order to strengthen or refute a position; developing strong public speaking skills by delivering both planned and impromptu speeches; and improving interpersonal skills by collaborating with teammates. Students will explore elements of debate in a non-competitive environment but they are encouraged to participate in both local and out of town competitions. Debaters will be evaluated on their analysis, use of evidence, and ability to effectively and persuasively organize, deliver, and refute arguments. There will be opportunities to compete in CCofSE and STOA League Speech Tournaments.

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Available: Open to all middle and high school grades 

Annual Tuition: $495 

**Please note this class is part of the drop off Tutorials which is different than if a family participates in the Speech club.  See Speech page for more details**