Class Information

 

On this page, you’ll find:

Class Descriptions:

NOTE: List from 19-20 is in Red, as updated for 20-21, it will be changed to Black.

PreK
Teachers: Deneall Blok (coordinator) and Micah Meissner
This year we will be following along with some of Sonlight’s PreK 4/5 curriculum “Exploring God’s World”. Through the course of the year we will be reading portions from classic stories and award-winning books, including some that focus on poetry, science, world cultures and Bible. The kids will get to partake in carefully selected activities and crafts that go along with some of the books we read and the letter we’ve focused on that day along with some developmental activities periodically. There will be a time of music where the kids will get to play with musical instruments and learn songs. We are excited to do a P.E. class in the gym this year! This class will be a great addition to build on what they are already learning at home. *If you happen to be following along with this curriculum at home, and if you would find it helpful to know what sections we are reading and activities we’ll be doing ahead of time, email Deneall.
Class Fee: $8 per Pre K student for the Fall Quarter 1
* $5 Per K-1 Student for a take home craft during Fall Quarter 1

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Math Fun & Games
Teachers: Heidi Szymanski
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: $8 per student for the year or $2 per quarter

Kindergarten & First Grade Language Fun
Teacher: Pamela Coleman
Students will practice their phonics skills, handwriting and reading as we go through various activities that teach phonics. We will also play games periodically that will help students develop skills in critical thinking.
Class Fee: $3 per student for the fall quarter

K- Gr. 1 Music
Teachers: Kelsey Mclaughlin
Discovering classic hymns and learning a bit about their composers
Class Fee: $ per student

K-5 P.E.
Teachers: 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, basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee kickball, aerobics, and 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: $4 per student for the year, $1 per quarter

Gr. 2-3 Hands on Science
Teachers: Rosalee Dahl & Heather Horn
We will study principles of meteorology and geology. We will answer questions like, what is weather? how do we measure weather? what causes the seasons? We will make instruments to measure weather, test soil, build volcanoes and crack geodes.
Students should bring a pencil and a clipboard while meeting at the park this fall.
Class Fee: $3 per student for the fall Quarter 1

Grades 2-3 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Tina Moulton
For Fall Quarter 1, students will be working with beads, origami, and possibly Tye-dying shirts!
*There will be no Art class on September 17.
Class Fee: $10 per student, per quarter

Gr. 4-6 Hands-on Science
Teachers: Yadira Castro & Carrie Moore
We will begin the year learning geology and ending with a weather unit.  We will learn how to read maps, explode some volcanoes, and make some edible dirt.  We will end the year learning about the water cycle and different atmospheric phenomena.
Class Fee: $ 15 per student for the year

Grades 4-5 Art
Teacher: Katie Miller Grades
Welcome 4th and 5th graders! This school year will be an adventure! We’ll be making art projects outside and exploring God’s creation in nature this year. We will be making projects with paint, flowers, rocks and more! See you there!
Class Fee: $6 per student for the year or $2 per quarter

Grades 7-8 Exploring Creation with General Science (Apologia E)
Teacher: Kendra Meyers
This is the laboratory component for General Science.  The class will primarily follow Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science (3rd Ed) with supporting experiments of the 2nd edition included, to assist students following that version at home.  Lab units will cover topics in earth sciences, geology, paleontology, chemistry, physics, biology, marine & environmental sciences.  Each class will include a short lecture, followed by supplemental videos and/or experiments.  Please bring to class:  pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper. Also bring a lawn chair for Fall Quarter 1 while we’re meeting outside. Handouts will be provided.
Class Fee: $8 per student for the year or $2 per quarter

Gr. 6-12 Art
Teacher: Natalie Murray & Amanda Swinborne
Art Class for 6th grade through high school will use the curriculum, Artistic Pursuits. Middle school students will have the opportunity to learn art technique in drawing with pencil and ink. High school students will have the opportunity to learn art technique in pencil and charcoal. All students will have art history and art appreciation.
Class Fee: Class fee is $50 per student.

Gr. 6-9 The Constitution
Teacher: Jeff Moulton
Please bring paper and a pencil
Class Fee: $6 per student or $1.50 per quarter

Gr. 9-12 Chemistry Lab
Teacher: Jill Sheppard
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, a pencil and a calculator.
Class Fee: $10 per student

Study Hall
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
backpack, snack to eat in class (no nuts), leak proof water bottle, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E.,

K-Gr. 1
snack to eat in class, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., pencil for Kindergarten Math Fun & Games, Paint shirt for Art.

Gr. 2-3
Snack to eat in class, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., Paint shirt for Art. Students should bring a pencil and a clipboard while meeting at the park this fall, for Science.

Gr. 4-5
Bringing deodorant to use before and after class is suggested for P.E. and Gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor, for P.E.,

Gr. 6-12
For 7-8 Science
,bring pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper and bring a lawn chair for Fall Quarter 1 while we’re meeting outside. Paper and a pencil for Constitution. A 3-ring binder, a pencil, and a calculator for Chemistry Lab.

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 laboratory component for Physical Science. The class will follow the A Beka Physical Science curriculum, though students can use any Physical Science textbook at home. The lab units will cover topics in earth science, geology, chemistry, and physics. Each class will start with a short lecture, followed by the video lab, then end with questions and answers. The class fee covers the cost of printing lab report sheets.

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.

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