Class Information

 

On this page, you’ll find:

Class Descriptions:

NOTE: List from 20-21 is in Red, as updated for 21-22, it will be changed to Black.

PreK
Teachers: Micah Meissner, Mara Barnard, Liz Bakos, Sarah Daniels, Brittany Ewald
Our preschool class will spend their mornings participating in a variety of interactive learning activities where they will be able to play, run, sing, learn and meet some new friends.

We will start our days with a morning circle time where we will say good morning to our friends, learn about our letter of the day and read some books.  We will have a large or fine motor skill activity and create a craft based on our letter of the day.  There will be a time of music where the kids will get to play with musical instruments and learn songs.  The kids will enjoy some time in the gym playing with their friends and learning some fun games and skills.  This class will be a great addition to build on what they are already learning at home.
Please send a folder in your child’s backpack to bring home papers and projects.  Please provide two labeled nut-free snacks for your child (we may be having two separate snack times), a labeled water bottle and tennis shoes for gym.
Class Fee: $21

K-1 P.E.
Teacher: Brittany Ewald
Students will enjoy working on speed, agility, balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and loco-motor skills. These skills will be developed through group games such as soccer, football, hockey, tag etc. We will practice individual skills and team skills emphasizing team work and inclusion of all ability levels. Please send a water bottle and Tennis shoes.
Fee $2

Kindergarten Math Fun & Games
Teacher: Jodie Lintjer
Students will have fun playing games while learning math basics. We will use large motor skill games, board games, and manipulatives to engage their bodies as well as their brains and try to make sense out of why math can be easy and fun!
Students will need to bring a pencil to class
Class Fee: $5 per student for the year

Kindergarten Language Fun
Teacher: Sara Meyer
Students will have fun practicing their phonics skills, handwriting, and reading in a variety of ways. This class will incorporate music, movement, games, large group and small group activities all to help reinforce their language skills
Class Fee: $5 per student

First Grade Math Fun & Games
Teacher: Sara Meyer
Students will have fun learning math skills in a variety of ways. This class will incorporate music, movement, games, large group, and small group activities all the help reinforce their math skills.
Class Fee: $5 per student

First Grade Language Fun
Teacher: Pamela Coleman
Welcome to 1st grade Phonics Fun. This class will focus on letter blends and digraphs. The kids will not only be immersed into a world of reading fun, but games as well. Students should bring a pencil with them to class.
Class Fee: $3 per student

Kindergarten – Gr. 1 Art
Teachers: Tina Moulton
Kindergarten and first grade students will learn various forms of art and different art techniques. We will be using water color, clay, acrylic paint, oil pastels, construction paper, clay pots, etc. Come with creativity in mind and learn new and fun ways to create a masterpiece! Students should bring a paint shirt with to class.
Class fee: $10 per student

Gr. K-12 Music
Teachers: Michelle Harder, Kelsey Mclaughlin, Katie Wiertzema
Music classes will practice and prepare for the Christmas Program and the Spring Concert. We will learn that music is a gift from God and that we can use the gifts and talents He has given each one of us to worship Him.
Fee: $5

Gr. 2-3 Countries/Cultures/Missionary Stories
Teachers: Rosalee Dahl
This year we will have an exciting time together exploring God’s love for people as we learn about all of the countries of the world and about a few of the people He used to tell them about His love. We will work on memorizing country names and location through the use of maps, mnemonics, games and worksheets. We will spend some time each week reading missionary stories from the series Christian Heroes Then & Now. Class fee will include an atlas for each student, a binder, worksheets and prizes.
Class Fee: $15 per student

Grades 2-3 Art
Teacher: Deneall Blok
We will be doing 11 lessons or so from the art curriculum: Artistic Pursuits, Early Elementary K-3 Book One: An Introduction to the Visual Arts.  In the fall we’ll be focusing on “What Artists See”, defining the basic elements of art. Children will explore the elements, gaining greater understanding of an artist’s view of the world. In the spring we will focus on some places “Where We Find Art”. These lessons are designed to expand the children’s ideas about what art is and where it is found. It introduces children to ancient art and provides opportunities to explore new media. We will skip around in art history starting in cave paintings and ending in the Byzantine Period, as children look at the many places we find art. If students finish the lesson early, they will have a chance to do some silly directed doodling.
Students will need to bring a paint shirt or vest, and a sharpened pencil to class.
Class Fee: $23

Gr. 2-6 Hands on Science
Teachers: Carrie Moore, Heather Horn & Jaime Beyersdorf
We will begin the year learning astronomy, then moving into energy, and ending with a water unit. We will be using a mix of Apologia and The Good and the Beautiful curriculum. Students should bring a pencil to class.
Class Fee: $10

2-10 P.E.
Teacher: Paula Gramer, Natalie Murray
Students will play hard, get sweaty, learn new skills and have fun interacting with one another in group games and team sports. PE units include, but are not limited to, indoor and outdoor games, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, kickball, volleyball, aerobics, floor hockey, and modifications to many of the sports listed.
For Grades 4-10 it is recommended that students bring deodorant to use before and after class
Class Fee: $3 per student for the year

Grades 4-5 Art
Teacher: Beth Rinehart
Hello 4th and 5th graders. This year we are going to discover art using a multitude of materials. Come explore with oil pastels, string, chaulk, acrylic paints, tin foil, egg cartons, polymer clay and sharpies. We will get creative in the way we see the world!
Items to bring: scissors, pencil, glue stick
Class Fee: $10

Grade 4-5 Topical Drama
Teacher:
Stephanie Kieszek
Welcome to the show! In this brand new class, we will be exploring all things theater. You will learn basic stage lingo and etiquette, stage presence, how to direct and take direction, character development and improvisation. Then during the  second half of the year you will get to use your new skill after being placed in groups and preparing a mini performance for the class. Students should bring highlighter, pencil and imagination. 🥰
Class Fee: $5 per student

Grades 7-8 Physical Science
Teacher: Kendra Meyers
This is the lab component for Physical Science.  Although the class will follow Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science (3rd ed), students can use any Physical Science textbook at home.  Lab units will cover:  chemistry (matter, atoms, bonds, energy, compounds), physics (motion, forces, energy, waves, light, electricity/magnetism) and earth science (geology, atmosphere).  Each class will include a short lecture, followed by supplemental videos and/or experiments.  Please bring:  pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper.  Handouts will be provided.
Class fee:  $5

Gr. 6-12 Mini Courses
Teachers: Natalie Murray & Amanda Swinborne
Mini Courses: The class will consist of several different topics over the year, with each class lasting a few weeks. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Understanding your unique personality, learning style and gifts.
  • Local service project (Christmas)
  • Missionary Stories and Reports
  • STEM projects
  • Arts and Crafts projects
  • Professionally Decorating Cookies (Valentine’s Day)
  • Spring service day
  • Public Speaking opportunity
    Students should bring a pen, a pencil and colored pencils to class.
    Class fee: $20

Gr. 6-12 Art
Teacher: Lindsay Huffman
Study the Masters! We will dive into the famous works of famous artists. Learn about the mediums, styles, and techniques they used. We’ll try our hand at some reproductions and put our own personal spin on famous paintings.
Supplies – none
Fees – $25

Gr. 9-12 Biology Lab
Teacher: Jill Sheppard
The class will follow the A Beka Biology curriculum, though students can use any Biology textbook at home. We will cover microscopy, plant structure, human anatomy, animal dissection, and genetics. Students are required to purchase their copy of the A Beka Biology Field & Laboratory Manual. Please buy the current edition. The class fee covers the purchase of dissection specimens, live specimens, chemicals, and other supplies.
Class Fee: $35

Study Hall Grade 9-10
With written permission from parents, a student can choose to not attend a class and spend his time instead in Study Hall doing schoolwork. A permission slip* should be filled out by a parent. Study Hall is not intended for students in grades lower than Grade 6.
*Permission Slips can be found on the Document Library Page

What to bring (Required Supply Lists)

Nursery
Labeled Diaper Bag with diapers & wipes (We will provide 1 label for your bag), labeled bottle / sippy cup / snacks (no nuts), a favorite blanket or toy (if this is helpful)

PreK
Please provide two labeled nut-free snacks for your child (we may be having two separate snack times), a labeled water bottle and tennis shoes for P.E.

K-Gr. 1
snack to eat in class, a pencil for Kindergarten Math Fun and Games for Gr. 1 Language Fun; a water bottle and Tennis shoes for P.E., and Paint shirt for Art.

Gr. 2-3
Snack to eat in class, students will need to bring a paint shirt or vest, and a sharpened pencil to class for Art. Students should bring a pencil for Science.

Gr. 4-5
it is recommended that students bring deodorant to use before and after class for Large Group Games; a pencil for Science; scissors, pencil, and a glue stick for Art; and a highlighter and pencil for Topical Drama.

Gr. 6-12
Please Bring pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper for Gr. 7-8 Physical Science. Students are required to purchase their copy of the A Beka Biology Field & Laboratory Manual; please buy the current edition for 9-10 Biology Lab. It is recommended that students bring deodorant to use before and after class P.E., Students should bring a pen, a pencil and colored pencils to class for 6-12 Mini Courses

High School Science Lab Classes

These classes are on a yearly rotation, they are offered to meet High School lab requirements.

Gr. 9-12 Chemistry Laboratory
This is the laboratory component for Chemistry. Students can use any Chemistry curriculum at home. During class we will watch an A Beka Chemistry Laboratory video, discuss concepts, and fill out a lab report. A class fee will cover the cost of printing the lab report sheets. Students should bring a 1″ 3-ring binder to class.
Gr. 9-12 Biology Laboratory
The class will follow the A Beka Biology curriculum, though students can use any Biology textbook at home. We will cover microscopy, plant structure, human anatomy, animal dissection, and genetics. Students are required to purchase their copy of the A Beka Biology Field & Laboratory Manual. Please buy the current edition. The class fee covers the purchase of dissection specimens, live specimens, chemicals, and other supplies.
Gr. 8-10 Physical Science Laboratory
This is the lab component for Physical Science.  Although the class will follow Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science (3rd ed), students can use any Physical Science textbook at home.  Lab units will cover:  chemistry (matter, atoms, bonds, energy, compounds), physics (motion, forces, energy, waves, light, electricity/magnetism) and earth science (geology, atmosphere).

Gr. 7-10 General Science Laboratory
This is the lab component for General Science.  Although the class will follow Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science (3rd ed), students can use any General Science textbook at home.  Lab units will cover:  earth sciences (geology, paleontology), chemistry, physics, biology, marine & environmental sciences.

ACES Science Classes Past and Projected Future Offerings

Note, This contains some duplication from above depending on the year.  This is meant to be an overall summary of Science courses, see above for information for the current year.

All science curriculum is based on a Christian worldview, the foundation of which is the biblical account of a six day creation and young earth.

Gr. 1 Hands-on Science (offered each year)
Students will explore many areas of science through books, hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
The class fee is $13.50 per student (class fee subject to change)

Grades 2-6
General Rotation (1-5 year cycle) with more detailed class descriptions below

  • 2011-2012 – (1) General Biology/Human Anatomy
  • 2012-2013 – Exploring Creation With General Science
  • 2013-2014 – (2) Chemistry for Younger Children
  • 2014-2015 – (3) Animal Kingdom and Botany (some dissections)
  • 2015-2016 – (4) Earth Science by Exploring Geology and Weather
  • 2016-2017 – Physics Concepts using K’nex
  • 2017-2018 – (1) Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy (Apologia Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology)
  • 2018-2019 – (2) Chemistry and Physics (Apologia Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics)

Projected future rotation

  • 2019-2020 – (3) Animal Kingdom and Botany (Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Botany, The World of Animals (Answers In Genesis) 4th Edition)
  • 2020-2021 – (4) Earth Science by Exploring Geology and Weather
  • 2021-2222 – (5) Exploring Creation with Astronomy (Apologia Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy)

Grades 7-8
General Rotation

  • 2017-2018 – Exploring Creation with Physical Science (Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science)
  • 2018-2019 – Exploring Creation with General Science (Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science)

Projected future rotation

  • 2019-2020 – Exploring Creation with Physical Science
  • 2020-2021 – Exploring Creation with General Science

High School Science Class Rotation
(General two-class rotation, additional class offerings may be considered as teachers are available)

  • 2015-2016 – Biology Lab with dissections (Abeka lab manual)
  • 2016-2017 – Chemistry Lab via DVD (Abeka DVD series)
  • 2017-2018 – Biology Lab with dissections
  • 2018-2019 – Chemistry Lab via DVD

Projected future rotation

  • 2019-2020 – Biology Lab with dissections
  • 2020-2021 – Chemistry Lab via DVD
More Information (Word Document) – ACES Science Class Offerings 2011-2018