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This is the Middle School Class listing for 2017-2018 Full Year. Students allowed to register for these classes should be on a 6th - 8th grade level.

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Note: One parent is required to attend the first day of class only, when we will set expectations and answer questions.

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Day: H, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $405/YR, $80 Mat Fee

Students will explore the styles of some famous modern and comtemporary artists and learn about the movements or eras of these artists. They will be introduced to the works of Picasso, Van Gogh, Munch, Chagall, O'Keeffe, M.C. Escher, and many more. They will have fun creating 2-D and 3-D art in the style of many famous artists using a variety of materials such as watercolors, oil pastels, gouache, acrylic paint, wire, and plaster of paris.

Materials will be purchased by instructor when matieral fees are collected for course. Work will be graded per parents request.


Day: H, 2:00-2:50, Tuition: $405/YR, $80 Mat Fee

Students will experiment with various materials to improve their drawing skills and techniques. Time will also be spent on color theory. The focus will be on perceiving visual data in order to sharpen the ability to see line, space, value, and proportions. We will discuss design principles while examining the importance of composition. My goal is for the students to develop the tools necessary for them to critique their own work. The class is designed for all skill levels and advance instruction will be provided for returning students.

Grade level: 6 -12


Day: W, 2:00-2:50, Tuition: $405/YR, $80 Mat Fee

Explore folk are and crafts from different parts of the world. Each session will focus on a different country and the art created there. We will look at pattern and textile designs in Africa and make some jewelry out of paper strips. While looking at Japan and China, some brush painting, scrolls, and festive decorations will be explored. Then we will skip across the world and finish up in Latin America. This class is for children in third through eighth grade.


For Tuition and Times visit: Young Engineers of Today

Class are not repeated from last semeter so new students may join and past students will learn something new too. Classes include 2 webinars each week and regular labs that meet at Charlotte Latin.

Welcome to the real world of 21st century skills and discover how Young Engineers of Today can help students of all abilities engage in STEM, using the latest technologies. Students are challenged with hands-on, minds-on projects, and learn real world skills in an academic context. Our students become technology creators, not just technology consumers. This class will be a hybrid program, meeting for a total of 48 hours over the course of four months. Students will convene twice a week online, where a teacher will conduct a live, interactive lesson where the students are able to participate and ask questions. Students can also review these lessons at anytime.

Outside of class, students will work on engineering projects during the week. Students even have access to their instructor outside of the lessons, with the ability to contact them via email or call with questions. Our mission is to encourage young people to become technology creators, not just consumers. The spring classes will continue to focus on inquiry-based learning where kids solve exciting challenges using critical thinking skills. We will cover the following topics: 3D Printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD), Aerospace, Architecture, Bioengineering, EV3 Robots, Raspberry Pi Microcomputer (new projects), Unity Game Engine Programming. This class gets rave reviews from parents and students every semester. You will not be disappointed!


ENG Institute for Excellence in Writing and Research

Mrs. Kristy Huddle

7th-8th grade Day: M, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $335/YR, Pre-requisite IEW A or B

Writing is an essential discipline that extends beyond your child’s home school years. This class will walk students through IEW’s (Institute for Excellence in Writing) nine structural models (note taking, writing paragraphs, stories, simple reports, writing from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays, and critiques) to help them organize any type of composition. This is a structured class, but is guaranteed to be interactive and fun.

Intensive B is ideal for 6-8 th grade students OR Advanced 5 th grade readers strong in comprehension)

Required material:

Student Writing Intensive B (http://www.iew.com/shop/products/student-writing- intensive-level- b-notebook-packet )

Student Resource notebook ( http://www.iew.com/shop/products/student-resource- notebook )

Optional (but recommended):

Portable Wall ( http://www.iew.com/shop/products/portable-walls )

There will be homework each week. (1 hour a per week)

Parents will receive detailed feedback on EACH writing assignment


ENG Institute for Excellence in Writing Skills Class

Mrs. Kristy Huddle

Day: M, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $335, $20 Mat Fees

Writing is an essential discipline that extends beyond your child’s home school years. This class will give students additional pratice with IEW’s (Institute for Excellence in Writing) nine structural models (note taking, writing paragraphs, stories, simple reports, writing from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays, and critiques) to help students perfect each model. If your child has previously taken IEW A or B this class is for you! This class is ideal for both your struggling writer who can not decide what to write as well as the writer who needs to tighten up their writing skills. This is a structured class, but is guaranteed to be interactive and fun.

Required material:

Student Resource notebook ( http://www.iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-notebook )

Portable Wall ( http://www.iew.com/shop/products/portable-walls )

There will be homework each week. (1 hour a per week)

Parents will receive detailed feedback on EACH writing assignment


ENG Power of the Pen

Mrs Robin Yelton

Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

They always say the pen is mighty! In this class, we’ll help students tap into that power. Students will analyze and create different forms of expression such as fictional narratives, how-to articles, reviews, persuasive essays, interviews, even photojournalism, and poetry. This course will focus on a variety of writing skills such as paragraph structure, sentence variety, identifying fact versus opinion, creating compelling introductions, supporting one’s opinion, constructing conclusions, choosing effective words, developing characters, creating plot, using figurative language, as well as grammar tricks. The instruction and assignments may vary according to students’ interests and needs. We’ll try many different writing strategies, so students can find the methods that work best for them. Along with reflecting on their own writing, students will receive individualized feedback from the instructor and their classmates. There is a strong emphasis on growth, encouragement, and choice. This class will often look and feel like a writers’ club!

Grading: Instructor will grade work and return to parent.

Book: There is no book to purchase

Homework: Between 1-4 hours depending on the project.

Supplies: Composition notebook


ENG Read, Activate, Repeat

Mrs Robin Yelton

Day: H, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $335/YR, $35 Mat Fee

As a former librarian, one of my greatest pleasures is to see students get excited about reading! This class is designed to make reading active, accessible and fun for students. The novels and short stories that we read in the class will be chosen based on student’s interests and parent input. We'll do many activities and projects that go beyond a basic book report so students can respond to what they read in a way that interests them. For example, we may analyze plot by creating a board game, explore characterization by developing life-size versions of characters, or discuss symbolism by curating our own museum. One of the goals will be to equip students with the skills and resources they need to choose books that they enjoy, not only during the class but also in the future. Along with learning strategies for choosing a just right book, we'll also practice reading strategies that boost comprehension, learn to identify story elements, and enhance our vocabularies. This will be a fun class for both reluctant readers and avid bookworms! Estimated time, outside of class to complete work: 3 hours. Grade level 3-6. For class students will need three- ring binder, notebook paper and highlighters.


HIS- 50 States

Mrs. Mary Snow

Day: M, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $270/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Students will learn about the 50 states with a stronger emphasis on North Carolina.

Grading: State Form, Map Skills, and Projects

Book: National Geographic Kids United State Atlas; $12.95 (Barnes & Noble)

Materials: Provided during class time.

Estimated Homework: 30 mins. per day

Supplies: Pencils


Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Chinese is an important language for your student to learn. It is important for your student to learn a new language the same way they learned their native language – naturally. It is crucial for retention to incorporate the language into daily practice. It is Liyan’s goal to help your student learn the Chinese language because it will benefit them in the future. Instructor must assess student skill level. Please go to Contact Us tab to let us know you are interested in this class.

Grade level: 6-12

Instructor's Grading: No/Corrections


Day: TH, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $520/YR, $20 Mat Fee

Do not let your child miss the chance to become bilingual. Studies show that the younger a person is when he learns a language, the more proficient he will be for the rest of his life in that language. In this class, students will be taught Spanish the right way -- through immersion. They will learn through songs; games; and hands on projects. Materials Needed for class: Notebook (any style) with paper, 3x5 index cards (students may need 900 - 1000 cards throughout the year) and a good Spanish/English Dictionary.

Study Hours outside of class: 3 hours per week

Instructor's Grading: Pass/Fail


LIF Mini Society [Watch Video]

Mrs. Kristy Huddle

Day: W, 11:30-1:00, Tuition: $50/YR, $Materials Cost Varies based on the projects selected

Mini-Society is a fun way for the students to learn about economics in a meaningful way. Over this year your child will help to create a mini-society in a group environment and be an active part of it with real responsibilities. They will learn how to design a product, create and advertise it, as well as understand how our market economy works. They experience working as an integral member of a team, work out their own conflict resolution (with guidance, if needed), express their thoughts diplomatically and many other “real world” applications as they create a society of their own making. They will begin a society from scratch (a group of individuals with no corporate name, no organization, no rules) and form critical components of a smoothly operating civilization by trial and error.

Grade level: 3-7


LIF Odyssey of the Mind [Watch Video]

Mrs. Kristy Huddle and parents of the participants

Day: M, 1:00-3:00, Tuition: $95/YR, $varies Mat Fee

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving team competition. School groups consisting up to seven members are presented one of five types of "problems" that they solve through their own ideas and work. Problem types include vehicle, technology, classic, structure, and performance -based challenges. Odyssey of the Mind has 5 divisions, of which FCA plans to participate in 2 this year: Division II (grades 6-8) and Division III (grades 9-12). Students present solutions to the problems that consist of an eight-minute maximum-length skit in which they meet the requirements of the problem, including writing the script, creating their own costumes, scenery, props and devices. If a team places in a top position at the regional competition, they move on to compete at the state and world level.

The Odyssey of the Mind program fosters creativity and problem-solving skills, but also promotes self-confidence, team-building, and friendship. The program can truly make a profound and positive difference in your student’s life. Feel free to “try before you buy.” For those unfamiliar with Odyssey of the Mind, we will offer opportunities for your student to visit and attempt some problems with other students. This will give you an understanding of the types of work involved and the time commitment required. Parents will be asked to help in the capacity of facilitator. This will be the students’ work, but sometimes they will need adult supervision. You may read much more about Odyssey of the Mind at their website. https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/ Look for summer session Odyssey oportunities. Bring your students to try Odyssey as we form teams for competition.


LIF Gavel Club

Mrs. Evelyn Bickley

Students must be accepted to Gavel Club individually, since space is limited.

Day: H, 2:00-4:00, Tuition: $55/YR, $10 Book Fee (Full, waiting list available)

Day: T, 2:00-4:00, Tuition: $55/YR, $10 Book Fee

Students may register for Gavel Club on the Registration Form and you will be notified if there is space available. Although this is a two year program, students may choose to participate only one year. We welcome Seniors to join this year.

The purpose of Gavel Club "is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth" (Toastmaster's website). Every week, each student will fulfill some pre-assigned role in the club, whether serving as the Joke master, the Master Evaluator, timer or other. During the course of the school year, all students will have the opportunity to present approximately 5 prepared speeches (5-7 minutes in length; topic of the student's choosing) in addition to learning impromptu speaking skills during Table Topics and evaluations. Students will follow Toastmaster's "Competent Communicators" manual, presenting a variety of speech types and developing their communications skills. Competent Communicator will be purchased by instructor $10.00 book fee (this covers two years in Gavel Club)

Age level: 13+


Day: MW, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $520/YR, $0 Mat Fee

This class will review functions learned in previous years and then move into exponents, place value with expanded and exponential notation, decimal numbers with expanded notation, adding and subtracting decimal numbers, introduction of the metric system, multiplying decimals, finding percents, pie graphs, multiplying decimals, finding mean, median and mode, probability, point, line, ray, and line segments, planes, math symbols, and angles. A test is needed to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Zeta Student Kit- $25.00

Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Workbook, class participation, test booklet

Grade Level for this class: 3-6

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minuets


Day: MW, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $520/YR, $0 Mat Fee

This class reviews all math skills learned previously as well as adding and subtracting factions, rule of four, multiplication and division of fractions, linear measurement, mixed numbers, improper fractions, addition and subtraction of mixed numbers, division of fractions and mixed numbers, multiplying three fractions or mixed numbers, solving for the unknown, finding area and circumference of a circle. A test is needed to determine placement in this class.

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Book to Purchase: Math-U-See Epsilon Student Kit-

Grade level: 3-6

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minuets


MAT Algebra I [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Day: MW, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Algebra I expands on what was learned in previous years by teaching commutative and associative properties, distributive property, Cartesian coordinates, graphing a line, slope intercept formula, graphing parallel lines and the equation of a line, graphing perpendicular lines, finding the slope-intercept formula with different givens, graphing inequalities, solving simultaneous equations by graphing, substitution and elimination, coin problems, consecutive integers, multiplication and division with exponents, negative exponents and raising exponents to a power, addition and multiplication of polynomials, factoring polynomials and trinomials with positive and negative numbers, square roots and dividing polynomials, solving equations with factoring, unit and square unit multipliers, metric conversions, fractional exponents, significant digits and scientific notation, bases other than ten, graphing a circle and an ellipse, graphing a parabola and hyperbola. A test is needed to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Algebra I Student Kit- $30.00

Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Geometry [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Day: MW, 8:30-9:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Geometry expands on Algebra I and II by teaching points, lines, rays and line segments, planes and sets, angles, types of angles, parallel and perpendicular lines with midpoints and bisectors, supplementary and complementary angles, transversals with interior and exterior angles, perimeter and area of rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, and trapezoid, constructing and identifying triangles, regular polygons, geometry of circle, sphere and ellipse, inscribed and circumscribed figures, area and circumference of a circle, area of an ellipse, altitude and longitude, volume of a rectangular solid and cylinder, value of a pyramid, cone, prism, and sphere, surface area and solids, radicals, Pythagorean theorem, special triangles, axioms and postulates, corresponding parts of triangles and remote interior angles, proving triangles, transformation geometry, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. A test is required to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Geometry Student Kit- $30.00

Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 8:30-9:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

OR

Day: MW, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

At the Pre- Algebra level, the word “Algebra” causes a certain amount of fear. Mr. Mogusu’s intention is to show students that it is a lot simpler than they expect and that they can have fun learning it. This level is the doorway to exposure of upper level mathematics. The plan is to get them intrigued and keep them interested. In keeping with the old adage that you can give a man a fish or teach him to fish applies, with the underlying goal being to teach students to “fish.” We will cover adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing negative numbers, whole numbers, integers, number lines, exponents, place value, expanded and exponential notation, roots and radicals, Pythagorean theorem, associative, commutative and distributive property, order of operation, ratio and proportion, prime factorization, least common multiple, greatest common factor, adding and subtracting polynomials, irrational numbers, square roots, and real numbers.

A test is needed to determine placement in this class.

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Tutoring in Algebra 1 or 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Day: Scheduled by instructor, Tuition: TBD by instructor

Tutoring is individually scheduled and priced based on the skill level and need of the student. Mr. Mogusu will evaluate your child ($25 fee at evaluation will be applied to tutoring fee) and discuss solution as it applies to your student. One-on-one tutoring is $40.00 per hour. Price may be reduced if other students (at the same level) are able to learn at the same time.

Please go to the Contact Us tab and let us know your interest. We will contact you to schedule evaluation and parent conference.


Day: M, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

PRIVATE LESSONS - will be schedule and priced based on need. Please send a separate email.

Private student and adult Lessons Location: HAR Day: M 4:00-8:00 Prices vary based on duration of lessonn to be determined by at a private interview.

Drum Set FUNdamentals 1: This will be an introductory drum set class, where fundamentals of drumming are introduced, and the joy of drumming is encouraged. Proper hand and foot technique will be stressed, with a focus on learning to read and perform basic snare drum rhythms, rudiments, and basic rock beats and drum fills. Students will also be introduced to many of the greatest drummers in history, and be inspired!

Drum Set FUNdamentals 2: This class will build on Drum Set FUNdamentals 1, with further emphasis on reading more complex rhythms, drum chart interpretations, rudimental application and pattern studies, groove and time study (with metronomes and loops), musical styles (funk, jazz, hip hop, etc.) , “music minus one” song play alongs, odd times, and much more! The ultimate goal of this class is to give students all the tools they need to become solid drummers, and true musicians

Private Drum Set Lessons--beginner to advanced levels, all ages.

Private lessons are tailored to the individual student, and allow the most efficient and focused atmosphere for serious study of the drum set. As in all lessons, quality progress and fun in learning are keys to success

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minutes per day


Two choices for class day.

Day: T, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

Day: M, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

PRIVATE LESSONS will be scheduled and price according to need.

Guitar/Bass 1 introduces students to the concepts needed to play simple progressions (two or more chords played repeatedly) in a group setting. The goal is to help students learn music in a manner similar to learning a language. This class begins with “baby talk” -basic chords. In the same way a baby says its first words, musicians can learn to say a lot before they know music. Unlike most chord books, students will learn to "speak phrases” - play progressions; instead of learning random “words” -chords. Next we will learn the “alphabet” -notes on the fretboard; which is applied the same on many instruments. We will use this knowledge to learn one or more easy songs. A great investment for any student wanting to explore the possibility of playing guitar, but also perfect for serious guitarists needing a strong foundation of the basics.

Guitar/Bass 2 picks up where Guitar/Bass 1 ends. Using the same idea that music is a language we will continue building our vocabulary, and expanding our knowledge of the fretboard. This class begins with progressions beyond “baby talk”, and introduces each chord type (sus, maj 7, etc.), as well as multiple chord voicings. Students will learn how to “spell” each chord type using the “alphabet” -notes on the fretboard, and another new tool, the Major Scale. We will use this knowledge to learn one or more songs relevant to the material. Students will also have opportunities to play with advanced students from other classes (like Drums 2) during academy showcases, programs, and other events.

Guitar/Bass 3 picks up where Guitar/Bass 2 ends. This class shifts direction to explore musical styles, and build on the foundation taught in Guitar/Bass 1 and 2. We will explore difference between styles, and which chord types are more dominant from one style to another? This class will begin by learning pieces from several different songs, covering styles of music including, but not limited to: rock, pop, jazz, blues, hip-hop, and country. During this process we will learn one or more songs through 100%. Finally using the language concept, students will apply all of the music theory taught in this class, and previous classes to create their own original song. There will also be opportunities to play with advanced students from other classes (like Drums 3) during academy showcases, programs, and other events.


MUS- Private Music Lessons (guitar, drums, ukulele)

Mr. Kelly Lowder

Day: M or T, $20-$40 per lesson, Determined after parent conference

Private & Semi Private 30 minute lessons for guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, or music theory. Lessons are once weekly at your designated time. Contact us to schedule your spot.

Pre-Requisite: 8 years and older

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minutes of practice per day

School Supplies Needed: Your instrument and its accessories


SCI Chemistry and Physics Introduction

Mrs. Mary Snow

Day: W, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $270/YR, $25 Mat Fee

An introduction to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics. Students will be exploring the properties of matter and the basics building blocks of life. This course will cover the laws of motion and thermodynamics, various forms of energy, electricity and magnetism and a study of simple machines. There will be engaging activities, experiments and projects for hands-on learning.

The book for this course: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics can be purchased through cbd.com for $25.99. also Journal. $25.00 materials fee. Students will be graded based on class participation, journal completion and class project. Estimated time, outside of class to complete work less than 4 hours. Grade level 3-6. For class students will need pencil, eraser, book and journal.


SCI General Science

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Day: T, 9:00-10:20, Tuition: $460/YR, $65 Mat. fee

This class is intended for 7th or 8th grade students.

Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Ed. explores topics such as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, geology, archaeology, biology, anatomy and other disciplines, providing a wide range of scientific exposure. Students will take self-study open book exams for each chapter, and will discuss their answers in class as a group. The goal is to help students gain a steady foundation for future science courses with a broad understanding of the various sciences described. The materials covered will not include any biology or anatomy dealing with animal or human reproduction.


SCI Physical Science ]

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Day: H, 9:00-10:20, Tuition: $460/YR, $65 Mat. fee

This course is intended for 7th-9th grade students. This course will use the well-respected Apologia curriculum by Dr Jay Wile. It covers earth science, introductory chemistry and introductory physics. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; astrophysics, etc.

Labs will be performed in class, along with lecture time for each concept.

Homework will include exercises from the text, lab reports and tests, all of which will be graded by the instructor.Grade range:8th grade and up

Books to purchase: Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Textbook, 2nd Edition

by Apologia Educational Ministries, ISBN-13: 9781932012774, Retail Price:$65.00

and Exploring Creation with Physical Science Solutions & Test Book, 2nd Edition by Apologia Educational Ministries, ISBN-13: 9781932012781, Retail Price: $20.00

Materials Fee: $65.00 Includes all necessary lab supplies

Locations to purchase books and/or materials: www.cbd.com, www.apologia.com

Estimated time (other than class time)( for completion of work per week: 2 hours +

School supplies used during the class: pencil, notebook paper, 3-ring binder, calculator

Instructor's Grading: Student and teacher grading

Grade Level for this class: 8-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 1 hours daily


Day: T, 2:30-4:00, Materials Fee Varies based on the event(s) selected.

Science Olympiad is geared to attract and retain students entering into science, technology, engineering and mathematic degrees and careers. This is a team effort in which students prepare for and compete in 23 events drawn from various scientific fields. Team members work in pairs to prepare and compete in different events that are assigned in early fall. Parents and coaches will work with students to prepare for regional tournaments. Teams that do well will move on to compete at the state level and the top two teams from North Carolina are invited to compete in the national Science Olympiad tournament.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 4 hours


SCI Zoology Flying Creatures

Mrs. Mary Snow

Day: W, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $270/YR, $25 Mat Fee

Using the Apologia Zoology 1 book and journal, we will learn about animal classification and dynamics of flight. We will discover birds, flying reptiles, insects, and bats. Students will enjoy experiments in the classroom and at home based on these exciting lessons.

No pre-requisite. Book to Purchase: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Text Book (ISBN#978-1-932012-61-3) $25.99 new CDB.com and Notebooking Journal (ISBN 978-1-935495-11-6) $19.99 new CBD.com. Materials Fee $ 25.00 (and parents may be asked to send in a few household items). Estimated time to complete work at home is less than 5 hours. Student will be graded based on participation in class, completion of journal assignments and class project. For class, students will need pencil with an eraser and their book and journal.


SCI Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures

Mrs. Mary Snow

Day: M, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $270/YR, $25 Mat Fee

Students will discover fascinating facts about the general features of aquatic animals and the characteristics of the most common habitat, the Ocean. They will also learn about crustaceans, mollusks, cephalopods, and much more.

Grading: Science projects and participation

Book: Exploring creation with zoology 2: swimming Creatures of the 5th Day

Materials: Book & workbook for older students


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