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Middle School Classes 2024-2025

Tuition is paid four times each semester; Supply fees are paid once each semester.

ASL: Intro to Sign Language

Gentry Colson

Grades

Tuition:

5th-9th

$35

Supply Fee:

$10

This is your chance to start learning American Sign Language (ASL)! We will start with familiar ...

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ASL: Sign Language Fun!

Gentry Colson

Grades

Tuition:

1st-4th

$35

Supply Fee:

$10

Join this interactive class to learn basic sign language for commonly used words, phrases and even silly songs!

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Abnormal Psychology

Allison Keeling

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$10

The first few weeks of class will be a quick introduction to the subject of Psychology. With a good understanding of where this area of science...

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Acting the Classics

Sarah Craig

Grades

Tuition:

6th - 12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$10

Throughout the year we'll be looking at several different historical styles of theater including the ancient Greeks, Commedia del Arte, Medieval mystery plays, as well as Shakespeare and the French dramatists of the 18th century...

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Algebra I

Beatrice Marchette

Grades

Tuition:

8th-11th

$70

Supply Fee:

$15

Welcome to Algebra! This 2-period course will explore patterns and skills discovered in previous math courses and applying them to more abstract concepts.

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Archery

Jenny Liedberg

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th, 6th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$25

This outdoor target archery class will introduce students to the terminology, equipment, and basic shooting techniques ...

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Art with the Masters

Billie Jo Fouts

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$30

Want to learn the most famous styles of art? After learning about styles and artists, students will get to try their hand at the same styles or techniques...

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Book Club

Abby Ham

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-7th

$30

Supply Fee:

$20

In this class, we will delve into a good book and have the sort of discussions...

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Cartooning Adventures

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th, 6th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$20/$10

Unleash creativity and embark on an exciting journey into the world of cartooning with our dynamic Cartooning Adventures class!...

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Chorus

Wendy Oesterle

Grades

Tuition:

6th-12th

$25

Supply Fee:

$10

Learn to sing harmony in a choral setting covering classical music, folk songs, hymns, popular music, and more.

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Computer Coding, an Introduction

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35/year

This class is an introductory-level course for students brand new to programming and computer science. The advanced will move at a faster pace and include more in depth instruction in the use of Python and computer language...

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Computer Coding, an Introduction

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

5th-8th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35/year

This class is an introductory-level course for students brand new to programming and computer science...

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Contemporary Dance

Liberty Hill

Grades

Tuition:

3-6th, 6-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$0

In this class, students will get to express their creativity through contemporary dance with ribbons...

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Cooking

Paula Riobo

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-12th

$40

Supply Fee:

$40

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach...

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Cooking, Advanced

Paula Riobo

Grades

Tuition:

6th-12th

$60

Supply Fee:

$60

This class will go beyond our traditional cooking class to allow more time to learn different techniques.

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Countries & Cultures

Rebekah Nunez

Grades

Tuition:

1st-4th, 5th-8th

$35

Supply Fee:

$15

Join us as we travel around the world, without ever stepping foot outside of Athens!

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Creative Writing

Paula Riobo

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$10

If you are creative and have a mind filled with ideas, this is the class for you!

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Digital Illustration with Procreate

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$0

This course will give students a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of digital illustration using the Procreate app...

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Drama

Sarah Craig

Grades

Tuition:

6th- 8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$20

Theater is a fun way to learn more about cooperation, listening to direction, impulse control, focus, public speaking, and confidence...

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Drama

Danielle Bailey Miller

Grades

Tuition:

2nd-4th, 4th-6th

$30

Supply Fee:

$10

Want to boost your child’s confidence and self expression? Explore acting in a fun, safe...

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Drawing

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$25

In this class, we will be using a multitude of drawing mediums, including pencils, charcoal, ink and chalk pastels...

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Drawing, Advanced

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

6th - 12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$25

Students will be using drawing techniques that go beyond the basics to push their artistic skills to the next level...

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English/Language Arts (MAP)

Maureen Altman

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th

$70

Supply Fee:

TBD

English/Language Arts on Mondays focuses on building children's comprehension and communication skills through reading, writing, and grammar. This class will cover your child's core ELA for the year.

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Evidence for the Bible

Paula Riobo

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$0

Explore the Bible through the lens of science, history, language and other areas to see proof in the scripture.

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Experimental Science

Billie Jo Fouts

Grades

Tuition:

2nd-5th, 6th-10th

$30

Supply Fee:

$30

Question- Experiment- Knowledge! In this hands-on class, we will be exploring...

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Farm and Garden

Paige Wheeler

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-5th, 6th-9th

$30

Supply Fee:

$30

Together we will experience the natural rhythms of farm life and the garden with hands on learning activities.

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Fine Art

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$30

In this class, students can push their creative abilities! With input from students, they’ll create their very own fine art...

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Games Club

Maureen Altman

Grades

Tuition:

4th-8th, 8th-12th

$20

Supply Fee:

$5

Come have fun, hang out with friends or friends-to-be and maybe learn a new game or two. Develop a habit of playing...

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History (MAP)

Tiena Thacker

Grades

Tuition:

5th-6th, 7th-8th

$35

Supply Fee:

TBD

This core academic class on Mondays will cover your child's social studies for the year. Using Story of the World, Volume IV, students will early Modern Times the late 1800 to present.

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Interactive Literature: Percy Jackson

Heather Arnold

Grades

Tuition:

4th - 9th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

Welcome to Camp Half Blood! In this class we will take a deep dive into the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief through interactive literature!...

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Internet Inspirations

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th

$35

Supply Fee:

30

If you ever found an art project on the internet or just like trying new things, this would be a great class...

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Inventions and Inventors

Tiena Thacker

Grades

Tuition:

K -3rd, 4th-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$20

Join us as we investigate awesome inventions, their inventors, and how their creations changed the world! In addition, students will work on a project to create their own invention prototypes ...

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LEGO Building Challenge

Tiena Thacker

Grades

Tuition:

2nd-6th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

Calling all LEGO-maniacs and kids who enjoy being creative! Each week in class, students will have fun working to complete a LEGO challenge...

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LEGO Challenge: Creations and Contraptions

Tiena Thacker

Grades

Tuition:

4th-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

Calling all LEGO-maniacs! Each week students will have fun as they work to complete a LEGO contraption, creation, or challenge.

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Leadership Development

Maureen Altman

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$0

Leadership helps young people solve problems creatively, work in a team, and work collaboratively with others...

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Makerspace Creation Lab

Tiena Thacker

Grades

Tuition:

2nd-5th and 4th-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$25

Makerspace Creation Lab is a class for students who love to create, experiment, invent, imagine, tinker, explore, design, or build!

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Math with Teaching Textbooks (MAP)

Kara Smith

Grades

Tuition:

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

$35

Supply Fee:

TBD

This Math class on Mondays will cover your child's core math for the year. Class time will be used for instruction and activities, and at-home work will be assigned through Google Classrooms.

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Music Appreciation

Joanna Smolko

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-7th

$30

Supply Fee:

$20

In music appreciation class, students will learn the art of music listening, listening carefully to music through understanding its basic building blocks.

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Musical Theatre

Wendy Oesterle & Heather Arnold

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$70

Supply Fee:

$0

This 90 minute class will teach vocal, dance, and acting skills, culminating in a full production in the spring (2025 show title TBA)...

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Outdoor Rec

Holly McTavish

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-7th

$25

Supply Fee:

$10

Students will enjoy both structured and unstructured play outside incorporating games, play equipment, and their own imagination!

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P.E. Intro to Sports

Josh Keeling

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$25

Supply Fee:

$20

Taught for students who do not have a strong background in athletics, this PE class emphasizes all areas of participation in a variety of team sports and sports activities and teaches how individuals contribute different skills to work together as a team for a common goal.

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P.E. Team Sports

Josh Keeling

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$25

Supply Fee:

$20

For students who have a background and understanding in athletics, this class is ideal to help them improve upon existing knowledge and skills as an individual and as a team.

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Painting

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

6th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35

If you love to paint or would like to try your hand at painting, this is the class for you! New and experienced painters will utilize all sorts of mediums, techniques, and styles of painting.

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Physical Science (MAP)

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$70

Supply Fee:

$25

This 90 minute class will cover your child's core science for the year and can be counted as one science credit for high school. In this course, students will be introduced...

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Poetry

Abby Ham

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-6th, 7th-12th

$25

Supply Fee:

$10

This class is a great option for those students looking to explore their creativity through reading and writing poetry...

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Printmaking/ Watercolor Class

Donna Brown

Grades

Tuition:

6th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35/$10

Students will be introduced to printmaking in the fall and watercolors in the spring...

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Public Speaking and Debate

Paula Riobo

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$0

The ability to speak accurately and appropriately in many arenas is a skill that is needed throughout our lives. This class will provide...

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Radio Drama

Danielle Bailey Miller

Grades

Tuition:

4th-9th

$30

Supply Fee:

$10

Dive into the world of Radio Drama and vocal performance!

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Recreational Fitness

Maureen Altman

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

Exercise doesn't have to be hard work: it can be fun! In Recreational Fitness, we will learn how to get in shape, do some team-building activities, and incorporate some occasional competitive games like flag football, soccer and ultimate frisbee...

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Science (MAP)

Mandy Cowart

Grades

Tuition:

5th-6th, 7th-8th

$35

Supply Fee:

TBD

This core science class on Mondays will cover your child's science for the year.

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Sculpting

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-6th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35

Have you ever wanted to create out of clay, metal or polymer? Maybe you are someone that likes to use recycled items to make useful art. Or maybe you just like to create and have fun. Then this is the class for you! ...

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Sculpting, Advanced

Diane Stokowski

Grades

Tuition:

7th-12th

$35

Supply Fee:

$35

In this class, we will work on a variety of mediums to sculpt into various forms. Students will learn how to create slab-built pottery, pinch pots, and coil structures..

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Seasonal Steam

Paige Wheeler

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-5th, 6th-9th

$30

Supply Fee:

$30

Students will work in groups or partners to complete seasonal activities that are hands-on and exploratory to engage the teams to discuss, problem solve and create solutions.

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Shakespeare

Sarah Craig

Grades

Tuition:

7th - 12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

This in-depth class takes a close look at three of Shakespeare’s plays over the course of the year. ..

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Show Choir

Wendy Oesterle

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-8th

$30

Supply Fee:

$10

Sing and dance to fun popular music and Disney songs! Students will learn proper vocal ...

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Soccer

Fernando Bodie

Grades

Tuition:

4th-7th, 8th-12th

$25

Supply Fee:

$20

This soccer class is a great place for students to learn and perfect their skills while having fun running drills and playing scrimmage games.

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Study Hall / High School Waiting Area

Mandy Cowart

Grades

Tuition:

K-12th

$15

Supply Fee:

$0

Study Hall / High School Waiting Area is provided for students who have a gap in their schedules. This makes sure students have a place to stay on campus with supervision...

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Theatrical Production

Danielle Bailey Miller

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

This class will focus on the production process from start to finish: from auditions to production.

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Understanding the Bible

Gentry Colson

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-7th

$30

Supply Fee:

$15

If you ever get confused to how different Bible stories connect to each other, this is the class for you! We will journey through familiar Bible stories, learning how they all piece together to reveal Gods great love...

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Vet Science

Jenny Liedberg

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-6th, 6th-9th

$40

Supply Fee:

$25

This class will introduce students to the different breeds and species of animals. We will explore ...

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World Geography (MAP)

Jessica Ham

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

$40

Supply Fee:

TBD

In World Geography we will learn mapping skills as well as study the climate, recent and current history, culture, and religion of every continent.

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Wrestling with Writing

Maureen Altman

Grades

Tuition:

6th-8th, 9th-12th

$30/$45

Supply Fee:

$0

Writing can often be a struggle for students. They don't know how to tackle essays and reports, and often feel like giving up before they have started....

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Writer’s Workshop

Carol Hill

Grades

Tuition:

3rd-6th

$35

Supply Fee:

TBD

Writer’s Workshop will help children become confident, capable and creative writers...

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Yearbook

Kristy Dennis

Grades

Tuition:

8th-12th

TBD

Supply Fee:

$0

In this course, students will develop skills related to graphic design and journalism while working to create the annual Compass yearbook...

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