Agriprojects HS: Horsemanship                                                                         Grades 1st-12th

  Teacher: Windermere Equestrian Center                        

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​environment​ ​of​ ​the​ ​horse.​ Topics​ ​will​ ​include​ ​the​ ​physical​ ​attributes​ ​of​ ​a​ ​horse, nutrition​ ​including​ ​feed​ ​and​ ​the​ ​farmyard,​ ​the​ ​key​ ​components​ ​of​ ​the​ ​horse’s​ ​living environment,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​barn,​ ​pastures​ ​and​ ​forages.​ ​Further,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the businesses​ ​and​ ​technology​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​the​ ​equine​ ​sciences​ ​and​ ​veterinary​ ​studies.​ ​We​ ​will also​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​horse​ ​as​ ​the​ ​focus​ ​of​ ​artistic​ ​expression​ ​and​ ​American​ ​culture.​ ​Students​ ​develop an art journal​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​the​ ​various​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​riding​ ​as​ ​a​ ​sport,​ ​for​ ​pleasure, competition​ ​or​ ​artistic​ ​expression. 

This class is scheduled outside of partnership classes on Fridays. Families are responsible for signing up for lessons with QVH once the schedule is released. Stable classes will run for 10 weeks and are considered the “Lab” portion of the Horsemanship class. An online Haiku component is also required to be logged into and participated in each week for the full 14 weeks of the semester. Each lab/stable class will run for  1 ½ hrs with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students per group class. Private lessons are NOT permitted and will NOT be funded by QVH. Students will spend a portion of the class learning to ride (each with their own horse, provided by the stable) and the other portion will be spent learning about all aspects of horse. All new families to the Agriprojects program are required to schedule an individual 30 minute assessment lesson, per student, for $35 prior to the start of QVH partnership classes that begin 9/7/18. This must be paid directly to the stable and is not covered by QVH or OVA funding. DO NOT PURCHASE HELMETS; THEY ARE PROVIDED BY STABLE.

Find information about our Agriprojects sessions here: Class Info & Calendar

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week in addition to Weekly online Haiku class participation & riding session.

**Student Supplied Resources: $40 due to QVH once Courtesy Hold is received, Students are required to wear long pants (sweatpants are preferable as it does not wear down the saddle; NO SHORTS), Rain boots, Cowboy boots, or Hiking boots are required (a shoe with a small heel is required. Anyone wearing sneakers will NOT be allowed to ride), knee high socks need to be worn under pants to help protect legs from the stirrup leathers. 

Additional - Required Liability Form for WEC  This form is to be turned in to Windermere with a copy supplied to Quo Vadis Owner/Director, Susan Martin  ***Self-Pay Fee: $300. This is in addition to families attending a $35 assessment lesson - for new families (Assessment fee to be independently paid for to stable).

 

American Eras:    American Girl 2A                                                                     Grades 3rd-5th 

  Teacher: Maryanne Lukomski 

Welcome to American Eras: American Girl! What better way to learn history than

through the eyes of a girl who has lived through it!  Each week we will discuss the current book and either add a piece to our lapbook or work on a craft. Please bring the lapbook and book we are working on to class each week. It’s important the students do the reading before class to maximize our time together. 

Spring: We will be studying American Girls Addy Walker, Samantha Parkington and Nellie O’Malley. 

*Average Expected Homework: about 1 hour/week reading required chapters. Weekly online Haiku class participation required. Lapbooks (materials provided by teacher) will need to be brought to class each week. 

**Before the 1st class start date, students are required to obtain the following books: 

 Addy Series ISBN-10: 1584854448/ ISBN 13: 9781584854449, Samantha and Nellie Series  ISBN-10: 1584854456 or 1584858915

You may purchase online or check-out at the local libraries. Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time to acquire the books. ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Art Techniques Projects: Art & Music                                     Grades PreK/K

  Teacher: Amina Habib                           

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the varying qualities of materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes at a developing level. Students will develop the concept of proper use of art materials and using tools safely and responsibly. Students will illustrate pictures and create meaningful projects related to the topic of study in class. We will use music and art to reinforce concepts learned in Natural World Projects, Reading Projects, and Reasoning.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.                                                                  ** Student Supplied Resources: Notebook, pencil  ***Pre-K only offered at the 5-class, “program price”: $500

Kindergarten Self-Pay Program Fee (includes 5 classes): $500

 

Art Techniques Projects: Styles of Art 2B                                         K-12th

  Teacher: Heather Siekierski

Life is full of beauty, trials, and experiences which have influenced the creative spirit of talented men and women of many generations, come and learn and then try your hand at imitating the styles of the art while listening to the music those very artists may have been listening to as well. This class is designed to build the students knowledge of artists and composers of similar eras, as well as the history behind some of the world’s most known and loved pieces of art and music.  Throughout the semester we will see how they were influenced by similar situations, be it political, emotional, or spiritual. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the varying qualities of materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes at a developing level. Students will develop the concept of proper use of art materials and using tools safely and responsibly. Class will discover how music has changed throughout history as artists and their styles are explored through art projects.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: None

***Self-Pay Fee: $175 

 

Beginning Brain Games: Destination Imagination - Instant Challenge 2B                     Grades 3rd-5th; 6th-8th

  Teacher: Andrew Kozyra & Rebecca Milan

This class must be taken with 10:15am: Brain Games: Destination Imagination - Central Challenge

Do you think you have what it takes to make something from nothing? Through this multidisciplinary approach, students will explore activities that will increase cognitive abilities, concentration and problem solving through logic and skill based activities. From imagination to innovation students will harness courage, creativity and curiosity with these hands-on, open-ended challenges. Andrew Kozyra is a master of games and has taken many teams to state, as well as nationals! Learn from the best while working as a team and showcase your skills in this competitive world of STEM. This class is the 1st in a 2 part class. Both classes must be selected for enrollment in order to qualify. 

Maximum of 7 students. FULL YEAR COMMITMENT REQUIRED.

*Average Expected Homework: < 1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources:  None

***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Logic Projects HS: Escape Room 2B (NEW CONTENT)                               Grades 6th-8th; 9th-12th

  Teacher: Connor Edwards                    

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​will​ ​increase cognitive​ ​abilities,​ ​concentration​ ​and​ ​problem​ ​solving​ ​through​ ​hands​ ​on,​ ​logic​ ​and​ ​skill based​ ​games.​ ​This​ ​course​ challenges​ ​students​ ​at​ a ​higher​ ​level​ ​of thinking​ ​through​ ​collaborative​ ​projects and deductive reasoning. Students will work together to “escape the room”. Through this physical adventure game, students will solve puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy. Players will have a set amount of time to “escape” and must work together to accomplish the tasks at hand. Students will have the opportunity to team up and use the skills they have learned to create their own escape room while challenging their classmates & teacher.

*Average Expected Homework: < 1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: None***Self-Pay Fee: $200


 

Computer Program Project: Kids Can Code! 1B                                                     Grades 3rd-5th

  Teacher: TechKnowKids - Cathy Foster

Through a cross curricular approach students will learn important computer programming/coding concepts through educational and creative play. Students will use the robots, Dash and Dot while learning basic coding terminology. Problem solving skills and the development of team building is used to work together in creative ways. 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: None    ***Self-Pay Fee: $200

 

Crafts: Cardboard Costumes & Creativity 1B                                                                        Grades 3rd-6th; 6th-8th

  Teacher: Erin Birmingham

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will use cardboard to think “outside-the-box”! Whoever said boxes are only for Amazon deliveries? 

Students explore structure support while using tools and multimedia components to design and solve creative problems. Using their imagination and fine-motor skills, students will create Halloween worthy costume components as well as other  functional household items. Join us on this Cardboard adventure!

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  None***Self-Pay Fee: $200

    

Brain Games: Destination Imagination - Central Challenge  2B                                        Grades 3rd-5th; 6th-8th

  Teacher: Andrew Kozyra, Connor Edwards

This class must be taken with 9:15am: Beg. Brain Games: Destination Imagination - Instant Challenge

Through this multidisciplinary approach, students will explore activities that will increase cognitive abilities, concentration and problem solving through logic and skill based activities. From imagination to innovation students will harness courage, creativity and curiosity with these hands-on, open-ended challenges. Andrew Kozyra is a master of games and has taken many teams to state, as well as nationals! Learn from the best while working as a team and showcase your skills in this competitive world of STEM. This class is the 2nd of a 2 part class. Both classes must be selected for enrollment in to qualify. Maximum of 7 students. FULL YEAR COMMITMENT REQUIRED.

*Average Expected Homework: < 1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: None***Self-Pay Fee: $175 

 

Elementary Projects: Stories From Around The World                                        Grades Prek/K

  Teacher: Amina Habib

Elementary students will love learning and growing through a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. As we study each book we will integrate other subject areas so that students can make connections through their studies. 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  Notebook, pencil  ***See Art Techniques Projects: Art & Music

 

Elementary Projects: Five In A Row 1B                                                           Grades 1st-3rd

  Teacher: Jennifer Kowalski

The goal of this class is to improve children's reading and listening skills, particularly reading comprehension, vocabulary and literary knowledge. Also, very importantly, I hope to encourage the student's enjoyment of reading. We will be using the Five In a Row curriculum. Reading and discussing each book and completing various hands-on projects that encourage fun and learning. The books we use this semester will not be repeated next semester. 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  Notebook, pencil  

 

Elementary Skills Projects: Thematic Learning                                                                 Grades PreK-K

  Teacher: Amina Habib                        

Join us in this multidisciplinary course where students will have fun with exploring and wonder through thematic learning! Students will apply what they have learned through activities including poetry, story time, art, and beginning technology skills. Online activity will explore new concepts through Brain Pop & PBS Kids.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: NONE  ***See Art Techniques Projects: Art & Music

 

Engineering Tech Principles: Fun With STEAM 1B                                                       Grades 1st-2nd; 3rd-5th

  Teacher: Cathy Foster

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the concepts of engineering while engaging in fun, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Weekly challenges will involve inquiry, brainstorming and problem solving. Children will investigate the natural world through The Inquiry Model, and complete engineering challenges by going through The Engineering Process.  Technology will be used with the Robot Dash.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  Notebook, pencil  ***Self-Pay Fee: $225

 

Engineering Tech Principles: Bridge Building 1B                                                                     Grades 6th-8th

  Teacher: Jennifer Kowalski

This class will be a series of activities that develop math and engineering skills. Students will understand the following: bridges are categorized into three primary types: suspension, beam and arch; how to construct a bridge, calculate efficiency.  Students will use a variety of activities including geometry, physics, technology education, math, and general science in addition to bridge building in a fun hands on experience. 

Throughout the semester, changes may be made to the syllabus based off of student's level of understand

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  Notebook, pencil  ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Explorers Project: Children From Around the World 1B                                 Grades 1st-3rd

  Teacher: Cathy Foster

This class will provide multiple pathways to creatively explore how other children are similar and different in various parts of the world. Travel with us as we journey across the globe using our map skills. We will discover different cultures and learn what makes us all unique.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: None

***Self-Pay Fee: $175 

 

Individual Sports - Archery Projects HS: Archery                                   Grades 2nd-12th

  Teacher: Brandon Wright - Rising Phoenix Archery

Individual​ ​Sports​ ​classes​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​enhance​ ​the​ ​students​ ​physical​ ​education curriculum.​ ​The​ ​lab​ ​portion​ ​of​ ​this​ ​class​ ​is​ ​offered​ ​Rising Phoenix Archery.  ​Technology will aid students in understanding the workings of the human body and how exercise affects them. Students​ ​will​ ​concentrate​ ​on​ ​the improvement​ ​of​ ​specific​ ​sport​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​strategies​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​successfully​ ​master​ ​and​ ​to enjoy​ ​recreational​ ​sports.​ 

Beginner: Our beginning Archery sessions give the new archer the foundations necessary to properly execute an archery shot with consistent accuracy. Sessions will focus on safety, basic techniques and drills. Coaches will give archers increasing challenges at greater distances, but each archer will advance at their own pace. Sessions regularly include games to help keep the learning process fun.  We are proud to be certified by USA Archery to teach the same National Training System (NTS) used to prepare our Olympic archers.

JOAD: This program is for Students who have completed our introductory archery program and have received a coach's’ endorsement to move to a secondary level of instruction. Students will learn about competitive archery and how events like tournaments are run. Participants are eligible to earn mastery awards similar to belts in martial arts that demonstrate their proficiency. This does require participants to have a USA Archery membership. This membership is optional but is not included in the programming fee. Ongoing students who achieve proficiency can compete at the High School and Middle School State Archery Championships. 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.                                                                  ** Student Supplied Resources: $40 to QVH. Our range requires that all participants wear a closed-toed-shoe. Sandals and Flip flops which do not enclose the toe are not permitted for participants.  *** Self-Pay Fee: $300

 

Individual Sports - Rock Wall Projects HS: Rock Wall                             Grades K-12th

  Teacher: Lifetime Fitness - Shelby Twp

In this class, students will develop an understanding of the sport while practicing skills essential to safety and physical fitness. Students will learn basic rock climbing skills in safe, controlled environment. Students will also learn about the necessary equipment to safely climb and how to use them. Students will practice bouldering and belaying.  Technology will be used to understand the workings of the human body and how exercise affects them. Supplies are provided. Each class runs for 45 minutes.

*Average Expected Homework:  < 1 hr week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: $50 class fee, notebook, pencil

 

Individual Sports - Swimming Projects HS: Swimming                              Grades K-12th

  Teacher: Lifetime Fitness - Shelby Twp

In this class, students will develop an understanding of the sport while practicing skills essential to safety and physical fitness.  Technology will be used to understand the workings of the human body and how exercise affects them. Supplies are provided. Each class runs for 45 minutes. Class assessments required for this sport; provided by facility.

*Average Expected Homework:  < 1 hr week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: $40 class fee, notebook, pencil  

 

Journalism: Yearbook Design 1B                                                                               Grades 7th-12th

  Teacher: Erin Birmingham

Have you ever wanted to know what goes into creating our Quo Vadis yearbook? In this class, you will learn the skills necessary as you prepare the school's yearbook. You will also gain experience using publication software. 

Students will be assigned pages to work on independently and to generate content for. Get ready to work as a creative team, make writing deadlines, and have fun doing it! 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour per week.  Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources:  Computer access at home ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Karate HS                                                                                                                                                  Grades 1st-12th 

  Teacher: Stacie Booth 

In this multidisciplinary course, students will learn basic Taekwondo techniques, form, self-defense, and life skills. Students will concentrate on the improvement of specific sport skills and strategies required to successfully master the techniques of Taekwondo and enjoy recreational sports. Student goals include: to develop and maintain a high level of physical fitness, increase flexibility, promote mental well-being, to develop knowledge and understanding of physical fitness, develop healthy lifestyle habits, and integrate positive life skills, such as respect, integrity, self-control, loyalty, perseverance, and courtesy. In developing these character traits, students often improve in school and with their personal interactions.  They are skills that promote leadership and confidence.  Above all, students are taught to respect parents, teachers, and others – treating everyone with courtesy. All students will demonstrate the material they have learned and have the opportunity to earn their next rank. 1st Uniform included.                                                       

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour of practice per week is recommended, but not required. Spending 5 – 10 minutes, 2 – 3 times per week practicing the skills learned creates muscle memory and maximizes student performance. Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources (Notice: Depending on your belt color/level, determines what gear you will need to purchase, i.e. if you are a beginner, only purchase the hand gear from the teacher. As you progress you will need more gear based on the activities required in the class) : White Belt (beginner belt):$30 Hand Gear.   Orange Belt: $30 Feet Gear.   Yellow Belt: Chest Gear ($47) & Basic Bag ($40) or Weapons Bag ($55) (does not need to be an ATA bag)   Camo Belt: Head Gear ($34), Face Shield ($35), Mouth Piece ($3) or Double Mouth Piece ($4.50) & Case ($3) & boys need a Protective Cup ($10). Students are required to wear their supplied uniform for each class session.  Families are more than welcome to find used gear on Ebay, and teacher can help with sizing suggestions.

***Self-Pay Fee: $240 - includes 1st uniform (any additional gear/uniforms are purchased by family independently)

 

Life Skills: Tea Time with The Caldecott Winners series 3B                             Grades 1st-2nd; 3rd-5th

  Teacher: Erin Birmingham

This multidisciplinary course will explore basic manners  and skills in social situations for children while developing literary exposure using The Caldecott Winners. Students will practice their learned skills over tea each week. We will cover basic manners, sharing, and skills in communication, conversation and listening. Students will learn mnemonic devices to help them implement applicable skills in daily life. This year we'll be exploring our 1st series of books from The Caldecott Medal winners. The list of books we will cover are here if you would like to review them ahead of time with your child.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: Each student will be required to bring in a snack to share 1-2 times per semester. ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Natural World Projects: Exploring Our World                                           Grades PreK/K

  Teacher: Amina Habib

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore through hands-on experiments, media, art and technology. The students will learn about our world through interactive discovery and exploration. This is where we get our hands dirty, learn fun facts and do projects to reinforce memory concepts.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour of homework. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: Binder to keep notes, handouts, and homework  

***See Art Techniques Projects: Art & Music

 

Money Management HS: Micro Economy Life Challenge 1B                                        Grades: 9th-12th

  Teacher: Rebecca Milan

This is a yearlong course. If you have previously taken this class, you can take it again as new material will be covered. Money​ ​Management​ ​is​ ​a​ ​course​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​help​ ​students​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of individual​ ​choices​ ​on​ ​occupational​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​future​ ​earning​ ​potential.​ ​​Through a multidisciplinary approach, this​ ​course​ ​will provide​ ​a​ ​foundational​ ​understanding​ ​for​ ​making​ ​informed​ ​personal​ ​financial​ ​decisions. Students will get to explore “life as an adult”.  They will simulate many real life situations and will be required to learn and implement banking skills, choose a career, develop a budget, study consumer education problems, ‘adopt a baby’ and experience parenting challenges. Throughout the semester, changes may be made based off of the student’s level of understanding and achievement. If changes do occur, students and their families will be notified with ample time to prepare. 

*Average Expected Homework: 1-2 hours of homework a week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: Binder to keep notes, handouts, and homework, calculator, Notebook, pencil

***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 

Music: Instruments                                            Grades K-12th

  Teacher: OHMI

Join us in this multidisciplinary course where students will experience a wonderful adventure in the world of music. We will cover many aspects of what music is, and how we use it in everyday life. Students will choose an instrument and learn discipline, technique and how to properly care for their instrument. Please note: OHMI has their own registration/requirements separate to that of QV. Please see OHMI Description to confirm family compliance before registering for classes.

*Average Expected Homework: >1 hour/week; this includes daily practice of instrument. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: District Funded students will have a class fee/semester: $10-50, Instrument, binder to hold music (Placement Day, Orientation & service hours required by OHMI)

*** Self-Pay Fee: $240-$300 (depending on specific class chosen)

 

Physical World Projects: Exploration Through Experiments 1B                                   1st-3rd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th

  Teacher: Rebecca Milan        

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore several topics with a focus on art, technology and the physical world. Students will participate in endless hands-on experiments to provide an avenue for inquiry and investigation. With each experiment, the students will be able to develop problem solving skills. By the end of each class, the student should be able to explain the scientific concept and investigation, as well as the engineering principles behind it. Students will take home most experiments. Some experiments we will complete will be: clay volcanoes (pressure experiment), silly putty (elasticity experiment), watercolor painting (diffusion experiment), and more! 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: Notebook, pencil   ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

 Reasoning: Math Games                                                                                                                                  Grades PreK/K 

  Teacher: Amina Habib                

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​activities​ ​to​​ ​think​ ​logically and​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​reasoning​ ​and​ ​deduction.​ ​Through​ ​games​ ​and​ ​other​ ​fun activities​ ​in​ ​this​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class,​ ​student​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​to​ ​problem​ ​solve. Students will have fun while reinforcing basic numerical concepts. Class time will be spent briefly going over a concept such as addition, subtraction, sequencing, skip counting, etc, then introducing a game to practice these concepts. Throughout the semester, changes may be made to the syllabus based off of student's level of understanding and achievement. If changes do occur, students and their families will be notified with ample time to prepare. 

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required. Games, surveys or worksheets may be included as homework.  

**Student Supplied Resources: Notebook, pencil  

 

Sewing Skills: Sewing Techniques 1B                                 Grades 3rd-5th; 6th-8th; 7th-12th

  Teacher: Maryanne Lukomski

Welcome to Sewing Techniques: Level 1! Let’s begin a lifetime of fun and creativity, designing and making your own fabric masterpieces! During the Fall semester we will become familiar with the tools, accessories and terminology of sewing, as well as beginning your very own project. There will be a select range of projects to choose from including a bag, apron, toy, shorts, pillowcase or skirt. We will be introduced to a variety of fabrics and some basic sewing techniques such as hemming, using different stitches and pattern placement. Students will try their hand at both hand and machine sewing. For Spring semester, we will learn a wide variety of sewing techniques including Darts, Gathers, Pleats and Pintucks. Students will become familiar with adding Buttons, Button Holes and Zippers. If time permits, we will look at Finishing Touches and Quilting.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources: Sewing Kit  Please make sure to purchase this in time for the first day of class.

***Self-Pay Fee: $230

 

Sculpture Projects HS: Theatrical Skin Effects 2B                                   Grades 8th-12th

  Teacher: Paula Kulchar - Alex Thomas & Friends

This course will be using a variety of sculpture techniques and materials to develop skills and provide a basis for creative development. Students will learn a variety of special effects makeup techniques from a professional special effects artist. Students will learn to create effects like cuts, scars, burns, bruises, and more using a combination of special effects makeup, and non-toxic household materials. Students will also explore theatrical makeup and movie makeup such as aging, changing facial structure, animal-like makeups and more. Students will be creating the effects on their own skin, so please report any allergies when registering.

*Average Expected Homework: <1 hour/week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required. 

**Student Supplied Resources: none 

***Self-Pay Fee: $230

 

Theater Art & Tech: Styles of Puppetry    1B                                   Grades 6th-8th; 9th-12th

  Teacher: Jessica Thomas - Alex Thomas & Friends

This multidisciplinary theater art/tech class will allow students to combine mediums as they explore several different styles of puppetry. Students will participate in general exploration of theatrical elements, voice projection and artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to construct several different kinds of puppets and to use professionally designed puppets. Some styles we will explore are hand puppets, shadow puppets, muppet-style puppets, and more. Students will also learn how to puppeteer and use technology as they utilize a monitor in the style of puppetry developed by Jim Henson for performance on film and television productions. In this class, students will have the opportunity to test their skills at puppet eye focus, lip sync, and movement. Students will take part in several exercises on camera and will get a DVD of their performances at the end of the semester. 

*Average Expected Homework:  < 1 hr week. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources: notebook, pencil  ***Self-Pay Fee: $230


 

World Cultures HS: Story of the World Vol. 2B: Middle Ages                       Grades 1st-3rd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th

  Teacher: Jennifer Freeman

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​this​ ​project​ ​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​allow​ ​students​ ​to discover​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​world​ ​out​ ​there​ ​waiting​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​explore!​ ​Please​ ​join​ ​us for​ ​a​ ​great​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​different angles through​ ​art ​and​ ​technology. This year we move on to the Middle Ages! We will be looking at different civilizations from the fall of the Roman Empire all the way through the Age of Explorers. I hope together that we can open up a whole new world as we learn about how exploration and expansion changed the way people looked at the world around them. Get ready to rise to the challenge...remember, diligent students are rewarded with memory gems!

*Average Expected Homework: < 1 hour/week. Homework may consist of reading, journaling, answering questions based on class discussions. Weekly online Haiku class participation required.

**Student Supplied Resources:Textbook for class. Please acquire the book in plenty of time for class use. 

 ***Self-Pay Fee: $175

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