Class Information

 

On this page, you’ll find:

Class Descriptions:

NOTE: List from 18-19 is in Red, as updated for 19-20, it will be changed to Black.

PreK
Teachers: Deneall Blok (coordinator) Sarah Daniel (coordinator), Briana Lee, Micah Meissner
Children will be introduced to the entire alphabet, focusing on one and sometimes 2 letters each class. Through the course of the year, students will create their own alphabet books. They will listen to stories, make crafts, practice tracing and coloring, play gross motor games and participate in sensory play that all relate to the Letter of the Day! They will also enjoy some free play and also learn songs throughout the year that they will be performing in The Christmas Concert and Spring Concert. This class will be a great addition to build on what they are already learning at home. We will be sending an email with the Letter Schedule, our themes to go along with the letter and point out some special days in case you are interested in following this schedule at home as we have fun focusing on the alphabet.
Class Fee: $15 per student.

Kindergarten 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: $5 per student

Kindergarten 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: $6 per student.

K-Gr. 1 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Liza Jensen
Students will have fun drawing, coloring, tracing, cutting, sewing, painting, and making crafts. Please provide a paint shirt.
Class fee is $10 per student

K- Gr. 10 Music (Fall 2 & Spring 2)
Teachers:  Michelle Harder, Katie Wiertzema
Students will learn songs to perform at the Christmas Program and the Spring Concert.
Class Fee: $5 per student for K-1st Grade and $8 per student for Gr. 2-10.

Gr. K-10 P.E.
Teachers: Brittany Ewald, 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: $2 per student.

Gr. 1 Geography Fun
Teacher: Brooke Stephenson
In this class, we will develop a basic understanding of what maps are and how to read them, build a geography vocabulary, which includes continents, oceans, and landforms, and how geography affects the environment of each continent.
No supplies needed.
Class Fee: $2.

Gr. 1 Hands-on Science
Teachers: Tanya Hansen
Students will explore many areas of science through books, hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
Class Fee: $13.50 per student

Gr. 2-3 Hands on Science: Exploring Creation with Botany
Teachers: Jaime Beyersdorf & Rosalee DahlExploring Creation with Botany and The World of Animals will give an in-depth exposure into both plant and animal biology. Botany covers classification, pollination, and the different parts of a plant. Animal Biology will focus on classification of different types of animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. 4th-6th graders will be expected to take notes. Students will need to bring a pencil and 3-ring binder to every class.
Class Fee: $12/student

Grades 2-3 Health and Safety
Teacher: Lindsay Huffman
Our fun, hands on Health and Safety course will cover the following Safety topics: Fire Safety, Water & Electricity, Dangerous Weather & Natural Disasters, Home Alone Preparedness, Kitchen & Cooking Safety, and Internet & Peer Pressure.
The Health portion of this course will ONLY cover your child’s health as it pertains to nutrition, hygiene, germs, preventing illness & injury, and the like. NO subjects pertaining to maturation, gender differences, or sexuality will be addressed. We believe those sensitive topics, especially for this age group, are best taught by you the parent, at home in your chosen timing.
Supplies: Sharpened pencils, 1 folder with inner pockets, 1 spiral or composition notebook (wide ruled if available) Please label both with Student Name, Grade, and Class Name.
Class Fee: $10 per child

Grades 2-3 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Tina Moulton
Students will be learning origami, drawing, and painting techniques.
Students will need to bring a paint shirt to class.
Class Fee: $17 per student.

Gr. 4-6 Hands-on Science: Exploring Creation with Botany
Teachers: Carrie Moore
Exploring Creation with Botany and The World of Animals will give an in-depth exposure into both plant and animal biology. Botany covers classification, pollination, and the different parts of a plant. Animal Biology will focus on classification of different types of animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. 4th-6th graders will be expected to take notes. Students will need to bring a pencil and 3-ring binder to every class.
Class Fee: $12/student

Grades 4-5 Writing
Teacher: Natalie Murray and Amanda Swinborne
In 4th and 5th grade writing, students will develop their writing skills, beginning with the fundamentals of writing, including: capitalizing, punctuation, and complete sentences. Students will have many opportunities throughout the year to try different types of writing with a variety of assignments, including: writing about themselves, interviewing each other, creating a comic strip, using their five senses to create a short story and poetry. Students will learn to write from prompts and from different points of view.
List of class supplies: 3 ring binder, loose leaf paper, notebook, folder, pencils, colored pencils
Class Fee: $7

Grades 4-5Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Katie Miller Grades 4-5 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Get ready to use your creativity this year as we make projects ranging from perler beads puppets to popsicle stick throwing stars… AND, in between there will be paper marbling, ornament making and a multi-medium art class that you won’t want to miss! I can’t wait to get started on these projects with you!
Class Fee: $10 per student

Grades 7-8 Physical Science Lab
Teacher: Kendra Meyers
This is the laboratory component for Physical Science. The class will follow A Beka Physical Science curriculum (2nd Ed), though students can use any Physical Science textbook at home. The lab units will cover topics in meteorology, oceanography, chemistry, geology and physics. Each class will start with a short lecture, followed by video lab, then end with questions and answers. Please bring to class: pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper. Handouts to accompany the labs will be provided.
Class Fee: $5 per student.

Gr. 6-9 Creative Writing
Teacher: Vonda Rankin & Stacy Kupka
Class Description: 6-9 Grade Writing: Students will practice five basic stages of composition while completing pieces in four different writing styles. Students will need to bring sharpened pencils, 1 Pack Loose Leaf Paper, 1 Red Pen and 1 Notebook (student’s favorite type for writing) to class.
Class Fee: $12 this includes the cost of:
-Plastic 6-pocket folders (1 per student)
-6 2×4 labels per folder
– ~40 copied pages per student
-Dry Erase Markers for teachers
-Red Pens for teachers
-Stickers & Art Supplies to personalize folders

Gr. 6-9 Logic and Apologetics-An Elective Class (Fall Quarter 1 & Spring Quarter 1)
Teacher: Jeff Moulton & Terry Szymansk
This class will be an open discussion around a verity of topics as it relates to Apologetics. We look to cover topics like: What is Apologetics and why it matters?, Did Christ really raise from the dead?, Why is there suffering in the world?, Did God really create the world? Doesn’t sceince disprove the bible? Aren’t there contradictions in the bible?
We will be talking through these topics(and more) and looking at the major pitfalls(logic) Christians fall into when it comes to these topics. We will also have the students turn in questions in the first couple of weeks they have on the Bible/Christian Faith. We will take 2 or 3 class periods to review these.
While there will be no real homework for this class we will have a recommended podcast or sermon for each topic we cover.
Students will only need to being a pen/pencil.
Class Fee: $6

Gr. 6-9 Spanish – An Elective Class (Fall Quarter 1 & Spring Quarter 1)
Teacher: Ash Aboki
The class will equip the students with the basic vocabulary skills and they will gain conversational skills with a native Spanish speaking instructor. They will have access to practice with songs and printables from home.
The class will be immersion style (spoken only in Spanish but English will be used when needed).

  • Class breakdown:
    • “Oración”: A short and simple prayer in Spanish.
    • “Versículo”: memory verse
    • “Lección”: lesson (starts with a 2 minutes video song, then Spanish grammar and pronunciations are taught)
    • “Juegos”: games to re-enforce the lesson.
    • “Lectura” (reading time): a short read to help them tune their hearing into Spanish literature.
    • “Vocabulario” time: Kids have free time to ask instructor for new vocabulary or sentences they want translated to them. At this time the kids could also prepare a presentation for the end of the year or for other classes.
  • Supplies that they will need to purchase and bring to class, but will be staying in the class:
    • blue pencil case
    • box of 10 colored markers or a box of 12 colored pencils.
    • a pencil, a pen and an eraser.
    • pack of note cards
    • 3 sandwich size ziplock bags.
  • Students will also need to bring a 3 ring blue folder or blue file to class each day
    Class Fee: $25 per student

Gr. 8-9 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: $30 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

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 Science and 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, a pencil and 3-ring binder for Science, sharpened pencils, 1 folder with inner pockets, 1 spiral or composition notebook (wide ruled if available) Please label both with Student Name, Grade, and Class Name for Health and Safety

Gr. 4-6
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., 3 ring binder, loose leaf paper, notebook, folder, pencils, colored pencils for 4-5 Grade Writing Class, a pencil and 3-ring binder for the 6th graders Science class they will also need to bring sharpened pencils, 1 Pack Loose Leaf Paper, 1 Red Pen and 1 Notebook (student’s favorite type for writing), for 6-9 Writing, a pen and pencil if your student opted to take the Logic and Apologetics elective class, bring a blue pencil case, a box of 10 colored markers or a box of 12 colored pencils, a pencil, a pen and an eraser, a pack of note cards, 3 sandwich size ziplock bags, and a 3 ring blue folder or blue file to class each day for Spanish 

Gr. 7-8
For Science
, students should bring pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper. 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 and  for P.E., sharpened pencils, 1 Pack Loose Leaf Paper, 1 Red Pen and 1 Notebook (student’s favorite type for writing), for Writing, a pen and pencil if your student opted to take the Logic and Apologetics elective class, bring a blue pencil case, a box of 10 colored markers or a box of 12 colored pencils, a pencil, a pen and an eraser, a pack of note cards, 3 sandwich size ziplock bags, and a 3 ring blue folder or blue file to class each day for Spanish 

Gr. 9-10
a 3-ring binder and a pencil for Biology Lab, 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., sharpened pencils, 1 Pack Loose Leaf Paper, 1 Red Pen and 1 Notebook (student’s favorite type for writing), for Writing, Students are required to purchase their copy of the A Beka Biology Field & Laboratory Manual for Biology Lab a pen and pencil if your student opted to take the Logic and Apologetics elective class, bring a blue pencil case, a box of 10 colored markers or a box of 12 colored pencils, a pencil, a pen and an eraser, a pack of note cards, 3 sandwich size ziplock bags, and a 3 ring blue folder or blue file to class each day for Spanish Elective

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