Class Information

 

On this page, you’ll find:

Class Descriptions:

PreK
Teachers: Micah Meissner (Art), Tiffany Young (circle time), Christine Johnson (Music), Brianna Lee (Sensory) Teacher (gym)
Preschoolers come hop, skip and jump through the alphabet as you learn and make new friends! First hour starts with free play and moves into circle time where the letter and theme of the day is introduced. Second hour is all about art! We get to cut, glue, paint, color and more. Let’s get messy and have some fun learning the alphabet! Third hour is split in half. We’ll do music in the beginning and sensory at the end. During music time we will be practicing our songs for the concert and in sensory time the children get to play with play doh, dried rice, dirt, water, bubbles and more. Each week will be a different sensory experience. Last, but not least, 4th hour is a time to get the wiggles out in gym class. The preschoolers will be learning group games and doing plenty of running, skipping and jumping.  Please send a water bottle and Tennis shoes.
Fee $22

 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

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 perstudent

First Grade Math Fun & Games
Teacher: Jana Miller
We will explore basic 1st Grade math concepts like money, telling time, skip counting, patterns, addition and subtraction through games, activities and worksheets. I will try to have some variety every class. Students should bring a folder and pencils.
Class Fee: $7 per student

First Grade Language Fun
Teacher: Elizabeth Urlaub
Welcome to Language Fun! We will be using games, activities, and books to improve language and reading skills. Please bring a pencil to class each week.
Class Fee: $5 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: 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: $8

Gr. 2-3 United States Geography Exploration
Teachers: Jenny Habbena
Students will be exploring the United States. We will be focusing each week on a specific state and talk about what makes that state unique. We’ll also try to tie in a ‘show and tell’. If students have been to a particular state, they can bring pictures or items from their trip or just tell the class about it. Each student will receive a binder to keep their state sheets and a Kid’s Road Map Atlas book to bring to class each week.
Class Fee: $15 per student

Grades 2-3 Art
Teacher: Sarah Daniel
Second and third graders will create a variety of fun art projects using different methods and mediums this year. Please bring a pencil to class.
Class Fee: $7

Gr. 2-6 Hands on Science
Teachers: Heather Horn, Jaime Beyersdorf &Jana Miller

We will be learning about the human body using The Good and The Beautiful Human Body Science Unit Studies. We’ll study how the body’s systems work together so we can do, think, react and stay healthy. Students will receive a binder in class. They will need to bring it to class each week along with a pencil.
Class Fee: $12

PreK-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: Sheila German
Make your own masterpieces! We will be using a wide variety of different art styles and mediums. Hope to unleash each student’s imagination and creativity with exposure to multiple fun, new ideas. Please bring: cardboard (approximately 15″ by 20″), ruler and scissors.
Class Fee: $20

Grade 4-5  Drama
Teacher: Stephanie Kieszek
Welcome back to Drama! This year we will again be exploring all things theater. Students will learn basic stage lingo and etiquette, stage presence, how to direct and take direction, character development, improvisation, plus set, prop and costume design. During the second half of the year students will have the opportunity to audition for a spring performance or be placed on the set design/ prop team. Students should bring highlighter, pencil and imagination!
Class Fee: $10 per student

Grade 6-10 Drama
Teacher: Stephanie Kieszek
I am so excited to offer Drama for our 6th-10th graders. Fall quarter 1, students will have the opportunity to learn improvisation through fun exercises. These exercises will help the students break out of their comfort zones and encourage them to make quick decisions while speaking in front of their peers. Spring quarter 1, class will involve learning how to read lines and develop characters as they explore plays in groups and performing with one another in front of the class. There is also a possible opportunity for them to help me with the 4th and 5th grade spring play if they are interested. *Students choose Drama or Art as an elective for fall quarter 1 and spring quarter 1.
Class Fee: $2 per student

Grade 7-8  Apologia General Science
Teacher: Carrie Moore
Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd Edition – Apologia

This course introduces and explores the scientific method through the study of Earth Science, Oceanography and Environmental Science. It also covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will be doing the lab experiments as outlined in the textbook in order. You can use earlier editions of the text book, but the labs will follow the sequence of the 3rd edition.
Class fee:  $25

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 couple of days to a few weeks. Some of the topics we may include are:

  • The Chemistry of food
  • How to create your own business
  • A product fair – sell to your classmates
  • STEM projects
  • Arts and Crafts projects
  • Constitution and our Founding Fathers
  • Woodworking
  • Geography Project
    Students should bring a pen, a pencil and colored pencils to class.
    Class fee: $20

Gr. 6-12 Art
Teacher: Sheila German
Make your own masterpieces! We will be using a wide variety of different art styles and mediums. Hope to unleash each student’s imagination and creativity with exposure to multiple fun, new ideas. Please bring: cardboard (approximately 15″ by 20″), ruler and scissors.
*Students choose Drama or Art as an elective for fall quarter 1 and spring quarter 1.
Fees – $20

Gr. 9-12 Chemistry Lab
Teacher: Jill Sheppard
This is the laboratory component for Chemistry. Students may 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. Students are required to purchase their own copy of the A Beka Chemistry: Precision and Design Laboratory Manual, Third edition (2013). Students should bring their lab manual, a pencil, and a calculator.
Class Fee: $5

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 8.
*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 (This class is not currently scheduled, but may be offered again in future years).
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

  • 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)
  • 2019-2020 – (3) Animal Kingdom and Botany (some dissections)
  • 2020-2021 – (4) Earth Science by Exploring Geology and Weather
  • 2021-2022 – (5) Exploring Creation with Astronomy (Apologia young Explorers Series)
  • 2022-2023 – (1) Human Anatomy and Physiology (Good and beautiful Science Units)

Grades 7-8
General Rotation

  • 2021- 2022 – Exploring Creation with Physical Science (Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science)
  • 2022-2023 – Exploring Creation with General Science (Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science)

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

  • 2021-2022 – Biology Lab with dissections (A Beka curriculum)
  • 2022-2023 – Chemistry Lab via DVD (A Beka Curriculum