Hands-On American History

Grades K4-3 and 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Brenda Kaes

Research shows that hands-on learning increases the retention and understanding of a topic. Once a student has built a salt-dough model of Jamestown or played a game simulating the taxation of the colonists, he or she will remember it forever. 

In this class we will use simulations, games, craft activities, and escape rooms to explore the important events and people of early American History (discovery through gold rush).  These activities are designed to stimulate an excitement and curiosity in the student creating a desire for further study. Supply fee: $20/semester

Big Questions and Big Answers

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Lydia Wells

Life sometimes is full of BIG questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What is this life thing all about? Everything around you is trying to answer that question, but there’s only ONE who can. In this non-denominational class, we will take all of those BIG questions and answer them using the Bible. We will walk through The New City Catechism - learning the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Classes will be filled with lots of questions, discussion, scripture memorization, activities and games.  Supply fee: $10/semester

Extraordinary People Who Changed the World

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker 

What does it mean to change the world? Helping those less fortunate? Inspiring others to greatness?  Discovering or creating something that improves the lives of others? Performing a feat that no one else has ever done before? Courageously standing up to injustices even at great personal cost? These are just some of the questions we will explore as we learn about the fascinating lives of scientists, inventors, humanitarians, missionaries, politicians, athletes, explorers, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, and activists who changed the world! Each week we will examine the life of an extraordinary person, looking at the events and people that influenced their life, the pivotal moments, successes, and failures that shaped them, and how their lives impacted the world they lived in and our world today. Through thought-provoking discussions, exciting facts, stories, hands-on activities, and projects we will dig into the lives of some of the men, women, and young people who changed the world! Supply fee: $20/semester

Liberty Girls

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Alicia Holman

Students (and their dolls) can travel through history in this class as we read American Girl books to learn about various eras of American History. Through hands on crafts and activities, we will bring to life the historical fiction of the American Girl book series. A book list will be provided prior to the start of class.  Supply fee: $25/semester

Evidence of the Bible

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Semple

Have you ever wondered where the Bible came from and how it has been preserved through generations? This class will explore the archaeological evidence that shows us where each piece was discovered and how these pieces have come together over time to give us the Bible we have today. We will do more than dig through history as each discovery will build upon a foundation for challenging your faith and giving you a greater understanding of what you believe. Be prepared to be challenged!  Supply fee: $0

Core Social Studies - Ancient History

Grades 7-8

$35/month or included in MAP tuition

Teacher: Jessica Ham

Monday Academic Program Social Studies class

This 45 minute class on Mondays will cover your child's core social studies for the year. Using Streams of Civilizations, Volume 1, students will study the life and times of the Ancient World, from the beginning of creation to the pyramids of ancient Egypt.    Units of study will cover early civilizations and kingdoms, classical Greece, Rome, Christianity, African history, the early Middle Ages, the development of European nations, the Far East, Pre-Columbian America, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.  In class activities will focus on comprehension and hands-on experiments, games, simulations, and more to keep everyone engaged in learning. At-home work will be assigned to be completed by the students will parents' assistance. 

STEM CLASSES

Mad Science Lab

Grades 4-6

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

Imagine all the things you can explore, discover and create!  We will participate in exciting experiments geared towards physical, mechanical, and chemical sciences.  The experiments will be designed to foster curiosity and encourage the participating scientists to question everything.  We will introduce a science concept in class and engage in a  hands-on experiment that supports the lesson of the day.  Supply fee: $25/semester

Lego Creations & Contraptions

Grades 3-7

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs! Each week students will have fun as they work to complete a LEGO creation, contraption, or challenge. Some weeks students will be given instructions to build a specific contraption or object to help develop engineering and construction abilities while also working on skills like listening and following directions. Other weeks, students will be challenged to create their own builds based on a theme or idea. A general description will be given, but the kids can add their own imaginative touches. Students will work independently and/or in small groups to complete their builds and then share at the end of each class.  In addition to working on their designing, building, and problem-solving abilities, students will develop other important skills such as critical thinking, communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, and learning to speak in front of others. * Please note- If your child has previously taken one of my LEGO classes, this class is designed to be different with new construction skills, challenges and specific building activities, keeping it fresh and fun!  Supply Fee: $30/year

STEAM: Mission Possible

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

 Students will be given a variety of fun and interesting materials each week to complete a specific challenge or activity in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math. Working in teams, they will strategize, design, experiment, create, and problem-solve to complete the challenge, then present their projects at the end of class. They will not only learn to think outside the box to solve problems but will feel empowered and excited about learning!

Students will learn critical thinking and creativity skills needed to solve each week's project or activity.  They'll develop skills of collaboration,  communication, and problem solving. Best of all, they'll learn to persevere when something doesn’t work the way they thought it would.  In this class, we celebrate when a task that seemed “impossible” turns out to be very “possible!”

*Please note - If your child has previously taken my STEAM Challenge class, all-new challenges and activities are planned for this year, keeping it fresh and fun for those who took the class before.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

Vet Science

Grades 5-8

$25/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This class will introduce students to the different breeds and species of animals. We will explore the animals' behaviors, basic needs and roles in our communities. Not only will we explore domestic animal and pets, but we will discuss livestock and some wildlife. Students will learn about the animals' body systems and how to provide basic care and monitor vital signs. There will be hands-on days where we will observe and study live animals.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

Detective Science

Grades 5-8

$25/month

Teacher: Michelle Graham

 

We will be looking at how forensic scientists and detectives solve mysteries. Each class will have a fun experiment or project that will demonstrate the process of examining evidence. Dusting for fingerprints, analyzing handwriting, learning about coded messages, making a cast of footprints, and using chemistry to identify mystery substances will be some of the many topics we will cover as we discover how science helps solve mysteries!  Supply Fee: $30/year

Experimental Science

Grades 6-8

$25/month

Teacher: Billie Jo Fouts

 

Question - Experiment - knowledge 

In this hands-on class, we will be exploring fundamental concepts basic to general chemistry, physics, and biology.  These scientific truths give us glimpses of God’s creative hands. We will learn more about the Creator of all things by understanding more about his creation through science and experiments.  Supply Fee: $30/year

Vet Science II

Grades 6-9

$25/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This class will build on the first year. We will learn to read xrays, give injections, practice bandaging and many other skills needed with taking care of our pets and livestock. We will have many guests visit the class - most with four legs, but we'll have a human guest too,  who can share their experiences as a veterinarian.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

Core Science - From the Skies to the Seas

& Enrichement Math

Grades  5-6

$60/month or included in MAP Tuition

Teacher: Karyn Artz

 

Monday Academic Program Science and Math class

This 90 minute STEM class on Mondays will cover your child's core science for the year.  Using God's Design for Heaven and Earth, students will study our planet, our solar system, and our universe. They will explore how God designed the earth to support life from our atmosphere to our oceans. In class activities will focus on comprehension and hands-on experiments, games, simulations, and more to keep everyone interested in learning about geology, weather, and space.  At-home work will be assigned to be completed by the students will parents' assistance.   Each 90 minute period will also include a period of math enrichment for students to play math games, do drills, and gain more confidence in math skills and facts.  The math enrichment does not replace an at-home curriculum but will reinforce the math concepts they are learning at home.  All MAP science students will be expected to participate in the Compass Science Fair in the spring.  Supply fee TBD

Core Science - General Science

Grades 7-8

$65/month or included in MAP tuition

Teacher: Donna Brown

Monday Academic Program Science class

This 90 minute class will cover your child's core science for the year.  In this course, students will be introduced to the scientific method as they apply it to the concepts studied in this class.  Using Apologia's General Science curriculum, students will benefit from the experience of real labs and hands-on learning.  This course is designed to help students prepare for the high school science courses that lie ahead. The teacher will provide assessment and feedback throughout the semester and a final grade in December and May.  All MAP science students will be expected to participate in the Compass Science Fair in the spring.

Supply Fee TBD

SOCIAL STUDIES  & WORLD VIEW CLASSES

Classes for Students in Grades 6-8

LANGUAGE ARTS  CLASSES

Interactive Shakespeare

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Join us for a fun and interactive look at some of Shakespeare’s most well known works. We’ll explore his language and meter in ways that get the students up on their feet and moving. We’ll also be looking at plot and character from a performance perspective that introduces his timeless stories and poems as more than just words on a page. Students will also get a chance to speak and perform in class (no memorization necessary) and gain an appreciation of what goes into interpreting Shakespeare’s work onstage.  Supply fee: $10/year

Speak Up

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Lydia Wells

Do you have a lot to say? Do you ever feel like no one listens? In Speak-Up!, we will hone our presentation skills. We will look at different public speaking styles & practice the art of being heard. We will explore & observe the world around us, play games, read stories, research & create. Best of all, we’ll share everything we learn through mini presentations, recitations, speeches, and even infomercials - focusing on annunciation & volume, rhythm & tempo of speech, posture, poise, and eye contact. Let’s learn how to speak (and be heard) together!   Supply fee: $15/semester

Stories By Me

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Is your child creative, full of great ideas for stories and loves to write? Maybe they have ideas, but struggle to start writing because they aren’t sure how? Or maybe, like one of mine, writing is a form of torture?  Every kid has great stories to tell and this class is designed to help them do that! Students will have an opportunity to develop their writing and storytelling skills as we explore different types of stories through writing, illustration, bookmaking, speaking, and drama! Ideas will be introduced using children’s literature, a variety of story starter ideas, and student lead ideas. As we work to create different styles and genres of stories, students will create different types of books and other ways to share their short stories. This is a beginning writing class, focused on having fun as they create and learn to enjoy writing, illustrating, and telling their stories!. Elements of good story writing will be introduced and discussed with each new story. Punctuation, grammar, and spelling help will be offered but not emphasized. As they develop skills in writing and storytelling, their confidence will grow, as will their unique storybook collection of “Stories by Me!”  *Please note -If your child has taken my story writing class before, all-new story and book ideas will be introduced this year, keeping the class fresh and fun for those who might want to take it again!  Supply Fee: $15/semester

Book Club

Grades 5-8

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Book Club is a great chance to begin honing the skills you’ll need to discuss and analyze literature in High School and College in a fun and casual environment. We’ll be reading through classic works such as Tuck Everlasting, “The Gift of the Magi”, The Island of the Blue DolphinsA Little Princess, and Where the Red Fern Grows together. Students will learn how to look for plot themes and break down characters as well as gain experience expressing their own opinions and conclusions about each book. Students may bring their own copies of the books or may have the teacher order them for a small charge.

Shakespeare Play by Play

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This in depth class takes a close look at three of Shakespeare’s plays over the course of the year. (Henry V, Comedy of Errors, and Romeo and Juliet) We’ll explore his influence on the language and culture of his day as well as how and why his plays and poems continue to be a vital and influential part of modern writing and art. We’ll also look at meter, character, and plot and how he uses them to tell a rich and enduring story. Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare or have never read anything he wrote and want to learn more, this is the class for you. Supply fee: $15/year

Creative Writing

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Semple

If you are creative and have a mind filled with ideas, this is the class for you! We will explore all types of writing from poetry to short stories, and learn about literary concepts including alliteration, prose, metaphors, acrostics, personification, character development, plot, setting and so much more!

Students will have the opportunity to develop their writing skills through weekly journals and producing a final collection of their works for a book as the class is completed. Each student will have the opportunity to publish their own book as well as contribute to a class book.  Supply fee: $10/year

Unlikely Heroes and Heroines

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

What makes someone a hero? Is it only daring adventures and bold decisions? This class is a close look at three famous protagonists who don’t seem to be made for greatness but still manage to have a significant impact on the world around them. (Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) We’ll also take the opportunity to look at some biographical information about each author and discuss how their lives impacted their writing and the choices they made for their characters. Students may bring their own copies of the books or may have the teacher order them for a small charge. Supply fee: $0

Public Speaking

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Semple

The ability to speak well in front of an audience is a skill that puts students and adults well ahead of their peers.  This course will give the confidence and skill set for students to be able to present in front of any type of audience. Skills in confidence, poise, and presentation will be gained through multiple types of presentation, peer-to-peer evaluation and self-assessment. Students will be expected to prepare presentations of various lengths and requirements throughout the entire course using multiple techniques and topics. Topics will range from social situations to job interviews and formal presentations with visual aids. Supply fee: $0

Core Language Arts

Grades 5-6 and 7-8

$65/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Monday Academic Program Language Arts classes

This 90 minutes elementary English Language Arts courses will cover your child's core language arts for the year.  In these classes, we will build strong reading comprehension strategies through informative and literary texts in Reading Detective from the Critical Thinking Co. Using materials from WriteSource, students will be taught grammar skills which will be implemented into the rigorous writing lessons and complement various topics. Additionally, students will build foundational writing skills through informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course.  Literature will be chosen for its quality as children's literature as well as its connection to the historical times studied.  At home work will be assigned for students to complete during the week with parents' assistance.  

LANGUAGE  CLASSES

American Sign Language

Grades 3-7

$25/month

Teacher: Sherri Michelle Mills

This class is for kids who want to learn a few signs & the basics of sign language. We will do projects, play games, learn to sign Bible verses & other basic vocabulary. Students will finish the class with resources to continue to practice at home. Bonus: Students will have resources to learn with other family members. Supply Fee: $25/semester

Conversational Spanish

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez

 

This interactive class gives students the ability to have simple conversations in Spanish as they learn pronunciation and audio & visual recognition of words and phrases. We will also learn some culture of the Spanish-speaking world with food, stories, and holidays throughout the year. Students will learn through songs, games, hands-on activities, and call-and-response practice. We will focus on conversational Spanish so that students will be able to talk about themselves and their daily life. Students are expected to practice and work at home so that they build long-term memory of Spanish.   Supply Fee: $10/semester

Spanish I

Grades 8-12

$60/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez

 

90 minute class; no prerequisite

This class will give students the foundation to use Spanish in everyday life as well as count as a high school foreign language credit. Students will develop practical language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through songs, games, videos, and real life practice scenarios. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to carry on basic conversations in Spanish covering time & date, weather, food, school, family, and their hobbies. Students will also receive grammar instruction on topics including verb conjugation, noun/adjective agreement, syntax, and other foundational concepts. I will assign students independent work to continue their learning on the days we do not meet.  Required text: Prentice Hall – Realidades 1  Supply Fee: $10/semester

American Sign Language I

Grades 8-12

$60/month

Teacher: Sherri Michelle Mills

90 minute class; No prerequisite 

This class is designed to learn American Sign Language and count as a high school foreign language credit. We will work on ASL grammar, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, fingerspelling, and most importantly non manual markers. We will read a novel about a deaf student. It is imperative that students have & use Google Classroom, which we will use in our weekly assignments. Students will view videos and make videos of themselves doing homework in sign. As with any language, attendance and attention to weekly work will enhance student’s success.   Supply Fee: $25/semester

Suggested Books: Signing Naturally Units 1-6, ISBN 9781581212105 (Green), ASL dictionary

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS  CLASSES

Internet Inspirations

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Have you ever found an art project on the internet? One  which you wanted to create? Then this is the class for you! I’ll be searching for trending arts and crafts projects found on Pinterest and YouTube. Then we will create them! One week we may take trash and turn it into treasure. Then the week after we may paint the next masterpiece using some new technique. This class will even be more unique as the students will help decide on some of the projects. If you are a student that loves to create, then this is the class for you!  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Drawing

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class we will be using a multitude of drawing mediums, including pencils, charcoal, ink and chalk pastels. Students will learn the art of shading, perspective, shadows, and how to draw what they see. Those with drawing experience will improve! Those with no drawing experience will begin to develop those skills necessary to take their drawings to the next level.   Supply Fee: $20/semester

Art with the Masters

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Come draw and paint like the masters! We'll review historic master artists such as Michaelangelo, Monet, and Rembrandt. Then we'll learn their style of art and create a masterpiece based on that artist. Most artists will be prior to the 20th century. We will use a variety of mediums: acrylic paint, watercolors, pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Supply Fee: $30/semester

Fine Arts

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

We will be creating with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal, ink, paint and chalk pastels. The experienced artist will refine their skills. While the inexperienced artist will learn skills to make them a better artist. We won’t just be drawing! We will also sculpt out of a variety of materials, and mix mediums!  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Intro to Photography

Grades 6-12

$25/month

Teacher: Alicia Holman

In this beginner photography class, students will familiarize themselves with the camera they will be using and learn about various aspects of photography such as the anatomy of the camera, basic composition, lighting and other visual storytelling components of photography. Along with learning how to take photos, students will also learn how to create photos using editing techniques available in almost all free or paid editing software. The class objectives will be taught using a project based method which will allow for first instruction, then hands on implementation. In order to maximize in class time, students will be assigned projects that they will begin in class, but will possibly need to be completed outside of our weekly class time. We will display a selection of our work for Compass Family Nights. This class will require a digital camera such as a point and shoot, a DSLR, or even a cell phone camera.   Supply Fee: $15/semester

Theatrical Production

Grades 6-8

$25/month

Teacher: Danielle Bailey Miller

This class will focus on the production process from start to finish: from auditions to production. Students will learn the basics of an audition process, the rehearsal process (performance side and the technical side), and the final production. The class will present one stand-alone performance of a one-act play that will be selected by the Director and/or an Acting Showcase. This class is open to anyone interested in acting or interested in the technical side of theatre. This class will build on concepts taught in previous years, so returning students will continue to develop their acting and production skills while learning new plays and scene work. Students will need to bring a 3 ring binder for the production class.  Students/Parents are responsible for providing their own costumes. Please note, some outside of class rehearsal time will be required.  Supply Fee: $15/year

Music & Chorus

Grades 3-7

$25/month

Teacher: Olivia Synan

Chorus students will learn to use their vocal instrument to create a correct and pleasing singing sound.  In addition to learning proper vocal production and technique, students will also learn music reading skills, sight-singing skills, and performance skills.  Chorus also offers opportunities for students to develop team building and leadership skills. This is a performance-based class.  Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is required as the class will perform at fall and spring Family Nights and potentially other opportunities.

Combo Dance

Grades 3-7

$30/month

Teacher: Heather Arnold

Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in earlier dance classes but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.

Musical Theatre/ Vocal Performance

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Olivia Synan

This class will help students develop the vocal skills needed to participate in group and solo singing opportunities.  Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. This class will perform during the fall and spring semesters.  A primary focus of the class will be on pieces from Broadway musicals, and the class will work in conjunction with Musical Theatre/ Dance to create dynamic numbers. 

Musical Theatre/ Dance

Grades 7-12

$25/month

Teacher: Heather Arnold

This course focuses on development and execution of dance and performance skills as they relate to musical theater dance style and using dance as a method of storytelling as it relates to musical theater. Students will gain a better understanding of how dance and choreography create and bring dramatic elements to life. Students participate in physical conditioning to improve strength and flexibility, practice applicable dance techniques rooted in ballet, jazz, and social dance, and learn multiple pieces of choreography in order to fast-track dance performance ability and confidence on stage, in rehearsals, and at auditions. The class will work in conjunction with Musical Theatre / Vocal Performance to create dynamic numbers for fall and spring Family Nights.

Audition Prep/ Solo & Ensemble

Grades 6-12

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

Whether you’re auditioning for the local community theater, planning on a career in the arts, or just enjoy performing and want to gain confidence in your own skill, this class is for you. We’ll be training in various audition styles such as prepared monologues and songs, cold reads, and improv as well as best techniques for reading scenes and taking direction. We’ll also work on finding each student's style and strengths so that they craft an audition that will be satisfying and fun. This class will require memorization and involve two performance opportunities.  Supply Fee: $20/year

Game Schooling

Grades 4-7

$10/month

Teacher: Janie Zeigler

Let’s get together and apply all of the math, reading, and social studies skills your students have learned to compete and cooperate in board games, card games, and dice games! We’ll discuss probability and apply critical thinking and planning skills. We’ll work on negotiation, cooperation, and conflict resolution all while playing games together! Supply Fee: $5/semester

Soccer Scrimmage

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

 

In this class we plan on scrimmaging a lot and not so much on drills. At this age level the kids aren’t quite ready for drills, but usually they have acquired the balance and coordination to play the game well. So I will focus on teaching passing strategy and how a team should work together to score goals, not solo.  Supply Fee: $5/year

Soccer Drills & Scrimmage

Grades 8-12

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

 

With the highschool soccer class, we will spend half of the class doing drills, and the other half scrimmaging. I want each student to become a better soccer player by doing a few simple drills, but I also want to make sure they are having fun and get plenty of time to play the game. The drills in this class will not be hard, so if a student is new to soccer, no worries, everyone will have a proper introduction to the sport. So some weeks we might scrimmage for the whole class. The goal in this class is to get better at soccer, be a team player, and most importantly have fun.  Supply Fee: $5/year

Archery

Grades 3-12

$35/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This outdoor target archery class will introduce students to the terminology, equipment, and basic shooting techniques. Once students have achieved success with the basic shot process, we will add elements such as games, walking while shooting, shooting moving targets, and optional scoring competition. On inclement days, we will work together indoors reviewing with simple terminology quizzes, and practicing correct form and posture with exercises. This class will be conducted in a supportive and encouraging manner with an emphasis on safety, fun, and personal improvement rather than competition with others.  Supply Fee: $15/semester  Bow Fee: $35 (one time fee)

Cooking

Grades 3-7

$30/month

Teacher: Paula Semple

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach basic cooking skills, meal planning and preparation, kitchen safety and meal presentation. Students will utilize many different types of kitchen tools as they navigate from appetizer to desserts with plenty to taste along the way. Most foods will be made from scratch and will cover skills such as bread and pasta making, burgers, egg rolls, pies and packable lunch ideas. Knife skills and safety practices will be taught as well as safe handling practices. Students will complete this course with a full notebook including over 100 recipes that will practiced during the year.  *New recipes and techniques will be taught, so the class is open to new and returning students.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Cooking

Grades 8-12

$30/month

Teacher: Paula Semple

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach basic to advanced cooking skills, meal planning and preparation, kitchen safety and meal presentation. Students will utilize many different types of kitchen tools as they navigate from appetizer to desserts with plenty to taste along the way. Most foods will be made from scratch and will cover skills such as bread and pasta making, burgers, egg rolls, pies and packable lunch ideas. Knife skills and safety practices will be taught as well as safe handling practices.  Students will complete this course with a full notebook including over 100 recipes that will practiced during the year. *New recipes and techniques will be taught, so the class is open to new and returning students.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Games

Grades 8-12

$15/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Learning can be fun, but sometimes we just need to take some time to play because ……. well, it just makes us happier humans. Come have fun, hang out with friends or friends-to-be and maybe learn a new game or two. Develop a habit of playing that will help you all through your  life.  Supply Fee: $0

Study Skills

Grades 6-8

$25/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Learning how to learn is such a good thing to take time to do, as we all learn a little differently. This class is all about thinking through the different ways each of us read, process and learn. We will learn all sorts of practical ways to try out and see what works best for us. We will also be learning how we can take some responsibility for our own schedules, making sure we get our assignments done. Team SS will be there to keep each one of us accountable, cheering each other on from the sidelines. (Team SS?  Think about it……. Team Study Skills) 

And the homework for this class? Trying things out in our assignments that our parents and other teachers have set us this week!  Supply Fee: $10/year

Yearbook

Grades 7-12

TBD

Teacher: Kristy Dennis

In this course, students will develop skills related to graphic design and journalism while working to create the annual Compass yearbook.  Topics covered will include elements and principles of design, journalistic writing, typography, and photography (as it relates to pictures for the yearbook).  The yearbook class will work together to develop ideas, cover designs, and themes for the yearbook.  Work will begin in the abstract (discussing concepts and practicing with sample pages) and move to the concrete (designing and creating the 2021-2022Compass yearbook from start to finish).

Application required. Supply fee: $0

Leadership/ Student Council

Grades 8-12

$TBD

Teacher: Kristy Dennis

Students in the leadership class serve as a student council for Compass and actively plan Game Nights, field trips, Snack Shack, the yearbook, and more. This practical course is designed to help students develop the tasks, strategies, and skills needed for effective leadership by helping them practice decision making, goal setting, and collaboration.  Application required.  Supply Fee: $0

RECREATION & PRACTICAL SKILLS