Jr. High classes are available for students ages 11-13. Each class is 1 hour long and runs for 32 weeks. Because the Jr. High classes are meant to be academic classes, there will be 2-4 hours of homework each week. These classes are meant to build a strong academic foundation which will aid students in becoming successful in whatever studies they pursue. You will note that not all classes are the same tuition due to the scope of materials used, labs and skill level. Most classes here are 1 hour, some are 90 minutes.
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ART EXPLORATIONS – (Ages 11-14)
Art Explorations has new lesson plans each year so students can further their skills without a repeat of projects!
Art Explorations is great for the beginning artist or an experienced student who would like to learn a wide variety of art techniques while using a large variety of art products. In class students will learn the elements and principles of design, composition, color theory, art vocabulary, 3-dimensional design, perspective, plus drawing and painting techniques with professional supplies. Some art history is incorporated within the lessons where it applies. This course is teacher-designed following the National Visual Arts Standards. Artwork will be displayed at the end of the year showcase.
Class Cost: $280
ART of LIFE SKILLS - (Ages 11-14)
This class will focus on just a few of many beneficial and practical skills which can be used for personal enjoyment, the development of skills and to bless and serve others. While the majority of sessions will be spent learning basic cooking and a variety of introductory sewing skills (hand, machine, embroidery, crochet), we will also utilize role-playing and hands-on activities to incorporate lessons in hospitality, manners, social skills, healthy choices and basic first aid--including CPR instruction. The class members will be responsible for preparing one week of hot lunch and conducting a sale featuring some of their baked goods.
Class Cost: $280
BIBLE, ART JOURNALING “Grow in the Word Creatively”– (Ages 11-18)
This class is a low to no homework enrichment class. Our goal is to grow closer to God through expression and creativity while enhancing His word with beautiful art using a wide variety of mediums. This class is not intended to teach a student how to draw, but many tips and lessons will be taught to elevate their art as well as lessons on how to use the different mediums. The special Interleaved bible will be a beautiful keepsake that your child can continue to create in long after the class is done.
Preferred Book: Interleaved Bible (Every other page is blank for a full page of art leaving the written word intact) Crossways is a beautiful brand.
Optional Book KJV Personal Reflections Bible (Wide blank Margins, artwork would need to go over the written word) or Canson Mixed Media Spiral Sketchbook (Students will need to write the scripture they have chosen. Students will also need to bring their personal bibles for each class with this option.
Supplies: Interleaved Bible (every other page is blank) Colored Pencils: Preferred -Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set 48 ct. or larger (Best soft colored pencils for superior blending. When colors run out they can be purchased separately) Other softcolored pencils brands are acceptable.(Platinum soft core colored pencils)
Other optional supplies: Sakura Classic, Glaze, Aqualip or Souffle Gelly Roll Pens
Class Cost: $280
COMPUTER LITERACY – (Ages 11-14)
8:15am - 9:15am
Students will have several mini-projects that they will be able to complete in class to show their learning. They will be expected to arrive at class with basic learning tools: writing utensils and a notebook or loose-leaf binder. In this class the students will cover the following areas:
2. How to create documents with Microsoft Word
3. How to use a toolbar and a taskbar
4. Creating folders and files, and managing them
5. How to convert a standard document into a pdf, and what this means
6. How to send pdf documents
7. How to fix a paper jam in a printer/choosing appropriate weight paper
8. How to create a Screencast presentation/what it is used for
9. How to create Prezi and PowerPoint presentations/what they are used for
10. How to bookmark/why bookmarking is useful
11. How to make/store passwords online/create your own passwords book
12. Shortcut keys/hotkeys (e.g. Ctrl + Z; Alt + F, S; Ctrl +X (aka Cut), Ctrl +C/V (aka paste), etc.)
13. Emails – appropriate language and salutation for intended audience, managing
14. Evaluating website for usefulness/credibility
15. Fonts – serif/sans serif/ matching this to the message/document
16. Using YouTube to find helpful videos for learning
17. How to use Wikipedia
18. Performing Google searches (both standard and reverse, by color, copyrighted/free to use)
19. How to find a word in a document (Ctrl + F or Home tab + editing/find)
20. What is an URL
21. How to take a screenshot
22. How to save a document to computer, portable storage, and “the cloud” including Google Drive and Dropbox
23. Examine various browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari
Class Cost: $280
DRAMA - (Ages 11-13)
This class will introduce basics of dramatic art for the amateur and enhance skills for the experienced student. Academic information will be included with public speaking techniques and acting skills. Students will learn and understand stage direction and positions. Basic guidelines for stage performance will be taught through fun warm-ups and games. These acting opportunities will teach role playing, solo improvisation, group improvisation, etc., culminating in a performance at the end of each semester. The number of students in this class will determine the plays selected. This class will require out of class rehearsal time.
Supplies: Composition Notebook, glue stick, pencils. Possible prop lists and costume suggestions will be provided for each play.
Class Cost: $352
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 1 - (Ages 11-14)
10:15am - 11:15am
The focus of this junior high course will be to introduce students to a variety of structures and styles in writing. Students will learn how to organize their thoughts and ideas meaningfully through various writing strategies. Students will develop key word outlines from what they read and then rewrite those facts in their own language applying various writing skills introduced in class. In addition to summary writing, we will do topic writing papers and a major research paper on a famous person. We will be using the theme-based program from Excellence in Writing--Ancient History Based Writing Lessons.
Materials required for this course include:
1. Textbook: IEW--Ancient History Based Writing Lessons (available from http://www.excellenceinwriting.com under "Shop our Product, Grade 6-8 and then theme-based). Fifth Edition, 2018 (picture of Egyptian pyramid on cover). Student workbook only!
2. Writing materials such as notebook, pens/pencils/ highlight markers.
Class Cost: $240
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 2 - (Ages 12-14) – US History Research Reports
12:45pm – 1:45pm
The key elements of this course will be to develop structure and style in writing essays, research reports, and critiques while learning grammar and vocabulary words. Students will learn these skills using the US History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen developed for the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Note-taking, outlining, and summarizing from notes will be reviewed. Students will work toward mastery in fusing outlines, writing from a prompt, library research reports, book critiques, and informative and descriptive essays. Through the various writings, students will learn how to dress-up sentences and master several types of sentence openers. Grammar and vocabulary will be taught in the context of writing. Students will be expected to complete 3-4 hours of homework each week. Students will also be required to read two books over the course of the year. These novels will be used to introduce them to literary tools used by authors to communicate their message. Clear guidelines and expectations will be written out for the students to take home each Monday. This class will be challenging, but students will be proud of their hard work.
Textbooks needed: US History Based Student Book by Lori Verstegen, MHW-S, $29
(available from www.iew.com under Theme-Based Writing)
Other books needed:
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Supplies needed: There is a free Student Resource Notebook e-book that comes with the text you will be purchasing (don’t print it yet). You will also need a 3-ring binder, 8 tabs, a highlighter, and a thesaurus.
Class Cost: $240
ASL – (Ages 12-18)
Using Bill Vicor’s many years of experience teaching ASL, students will learn the basics of conversational ASL. We will use video instruction and in-class practice to master commonly spoken ASL vocabulary. The goal is to be able to use learned signs to carry on a conversation in sign language by the end of the year. Extra attention will be given to learning correct grammar and word order.
Class Cost: $240
BEGINNER SPANISH – (Ages 11-15)
11:15am – 12:15pm
Mrs. Jane Kozal firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the beginner of your Spanish learning journey! Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. With 21 countries that speak the language in Latin America. Our class is one of the most important classes in this journey. The students will learn lots of vocabulary. This vocabulary is so important in order to communicate with others and connect with those who speak Spanish. From greetings, likes and dislikes, hobbies, food, family members and clothing. The students are introduced to the basics of the Spanish grammar to make simple sentences. Also, the students are introduced to the verb conjugation and learn to make more complex sentences. This class is also a project-based class with quizzes, conversation and fun culture activities.
Carson Dellosa | Skills for Success: Spanish Workbook | 6th–12th Grade, 129pgs Paperback - by Cynthia Downs, ISBN # 9780887247583
Class Cost: $240
6/7 MATH – (Ages 11-13)
This course’s design is for students working at a 6th/7th grade math level and is an excellent way to prepare for the higher-level math courses offered at Koinonia. Topics covered include place value, decimals, fractions, intro to algebra, ratios, proportions, geometry, measurement, and collecting and displaying data. Students will learn concepts during class time. Students will complete 3 -5 assignments at home each week. Parents partner with the tutor by checking daily homework and proctor any examinations taken at home.
Prerequisite – Students must be proficient in Math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.) It would be very beneficial for the student to know long multiplication and division.
Textbook: Holt Mathematics Course 1 @2007
Student text: ISBN# 0-03-038507-5
Class Cost: $240
7/8 MATH – (Ages 11-13)
11:15am - 12:15am
This course’s design is for students working at a 7th/8th grade math level who are not quite ready for pre-algebra. This class is an excellent way to prepare for the higher-level math courses offered at Koinonia. Topics covered are algebraic reasoning, integers, rational numbers, proportional relationships, percent, geometry, probability and more. Students will learn concepts during class time; assignments will then be completed at home each week. Parents partner with the tutor by checking daily homework and proctoring any examinations taken at home.
Prerequisite: Students must be proficient in math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.)
Students must also need to understand decimals and fractions.
Textbook – Holt Mathematic Course 2 ISBN-13: 978-0-06-038512-4
Or ISBN -10: 0-03-038512-1
Class Cost: $240
PRE-ALGEBRA – (Ages 12-14)
8:00am – 9:15am
This Pre-Algebra course is an excellent way to prepare your student for the rigors of high school math. We will cover topics such as principles of algebra, rational numbers, graphs, functions, sequences, exponents, ratios, proportions, geometry, multi-step equations and inequalities, graphing lines, and polynomials. After taking this course, your student will be ready to conquer the four years of high school math now required to graduate.
Textbook: Holt Mathematics Course 3 @ 2007
Student text: ISBN# 978-0-030-38542-1
Class Cost Year: $280
BEGINNING DRUM LINE – (Ages 11-18)
For beginner level drumline students! Students will learn a variety of basic techniques, rudiments, cadences, grooves, and sticking skills. Students will learn the beginning steps to reading drumline music and will learn by listening and practicing by ear and playing as an ensemble. Students are encouraged to learn one of a variety of different instruments including marching snare, bass, cymbals and tenor drums. Students will receive one 60-minute classes per week.
Students will work towards playing as an ensemble which will incorporate marching, choreography, stick tricks and movements, timing elements, and percussive performance.
The average cost of each of these marching instruments is approximately $299 except for cymbals. These percussion instruments may be purchased less expensively via eBay or sometimes craigslist. Please get approval of instrument purchase before purchasing instruments.
Each prospective student will be required to perform a tryout in order to be qualified for the drum line.
Student Slots and Instruments:
3-5 Marching High Tension Snare Drums with Carrier: $299
2-3 Marching Tenor Quads with Carrier: $299-$399
3-5 Marching Bass Drum With Carrier: $299- $399
2-3 Marching Cymbals: $216-$299
Black Shirts: To Be Determined
Class Cost: $296
GYM - (Ages 11-13)
We will be learning basic rules and practicing different sport drills such as: basketball, softball, soccer, dodgeball, running, and tennis throughout the year. Each class will start with stretching, floor exercises and a good Cardio work out. This class is for all fitness levels. Striving for personal best and proper sportsmanship is encouraged and graded. A commitment to 2-3 days of exercise at home will be part of each student’s grade. I will help give each team member ideas on exercises they can do at home that must be signed and approved by a parent every week. This workout could be anything from walking, running, biking, swimming or hiking. It can also vary from week to week. Really anything that gets their blood pumping and their body moving. Any extra circular sporting events outside of Koinonia will count toward work out requirements. This class is discounted, the first 15 minutes students are required to participate and work as a team in tearing down the lunchroom. All students will be graded partially on their team participation in lunchroom tear down at the beginning of class.
Class Cost: $180
SCIENCE- Chemistry & Physical Science (Age 11-13)
God’s Design for Chemistry and the Physical World is nothing less than amazing! We will begin the year with a chemistry course that allows students to experimental science with an emphasis on the scientific method. We will explore solutions, mixtures and different forms of matter. Diving deeper into chemistry, students will study atoms, molecules, chemical reactions and the periodic table of elements. Along the way, students will test for acids and bases, how to write a chemical equation and learn the practical applications of chemistry. From chemistry, we will jump into the physical world of science of machines and motions. Students will learn all about simple machines, the and laws of motion. We will spend a couple of weeks with magnets as well. Hands-on experiments dealing with foods and other household items will be a major part of class! Class time will cover discussions and explanations about reading material. Homework will include reading, taking notes, sketching and writing lab reports using the scientific process. Students will complete a project at the end of each book as well as a Science Fair Project. If Koinonia offers an evening competition, students are encouraged to participate. All of the material presented in the class will be taught from a creationist perspective, as biblical texts are often used alongside the Answers in Genesis curriculum.
Textbooks – God’s Design for the Physical World.
· Properties of Matter (1stsemester) 4th Edition – Orange Book (ISBN-10: 1626914672 or ISBN-13 978-1626914674)
· Atoms & Molecules (1stand 2nd semester) 4th Edition -Orange Book (ISBN: 1626914710
· Machines & Motion (2ndsemester) 4th Edition – Red Book (ISBN: 9781626914636)
Class Cost: $284
FORENSIC SCIENCE - (Ages 12-18)
1 high school Science Credit
This is a one-year course in which students will learn how to use the physical evidence from a crime scene to solve a crime. Types of evidence that will be covered include body fluids, fingerprints, bite marks, explosives, fibers, hair, glass, and paint chips. This class will be heavily lab oriented, providing students with an opportunity to develop hands-on laboratory skills. It will also focus on developing the critical thinking skills that are necessary to analyze and synthesize the information necessary to draw a conclusion. After all areas are studied, students will work in teams to use their “expertise” to solve a mock crime over the course of several weeks.
Class Cost: $360
INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN BODY(w/DISSECTION) - (Ages 12-18)
11:15am – 12:15pm
In this one year course, students will learn the basics about the functions of the various systems of the human body, including: digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, musculoskeletal and sensory. They will also develop an understanding of how these systems work together to provide for all the needs of the body. Hands on activities will be used to help students understand each system. This course will likely include the dissection of a heart, brain, kidney and eyeball (from animals).
Textbook: Biology BJU Press (Fourth Edition) Authors: Brad R. Batdorf and Elizabeth A. Lacy ISBN:978-1-60682-017-9
Class Cost: $336
LEGO ENGINEERING/STEM – (Ages 11-13)
This is an enjoyable, hands-on class that starts by equipping the student with knowledge of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures. From there, the student use that knowledge to build motorized vehicles that haul weight, climb over obstacles, walk using cams, or move by capturing wind. Using LEGO Education’s Introduction to Simple and Motorized Mechanisms curriculum, this course offers a broad range of activities within design technology, science, and simple mathematics. Students investigate the principles of mechanics, experiment with force and friction, measure distance, time, speed, weight — and much more. With LEGO, science is fun! (note: All LEGO materials are provided.)
Materials for Class:
There are no required materials for this class. LEGO kits are provided, as well as any other extras the projects may require.
Your child should come to class with a sharpened pencil/mechanical pencil and a folder to hold worksheets.
Class Cost: $296
LEGO ROBOTICS Beginner- Advance - (Ages 12-14)
2:45pm – 3:45pm
This course is for students both beginning and experienced. We will be utilizing LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits, Lego Mindstorms software and various Lego Robotics materials. Lessons for beginners are designed to be at a very basic level to introduce the student to programming, building techniques, as well as problem solving strategies. Experienced students will be given lessons to further their understanding of the LEGO Mindstorms system. All students will be involved in the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorms robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, and program robotic projects. These projects will start with very simple designs which will grow in complexity through the trimester.
Students will learn to collaborate in groups and teams, to design robots for specific activities and scenarios, to use robotics programming software and to design, develop and complete robotic activities and challenges
Materials: A notebook, pencils and a folder to hold worksheets.
Class Cost: $ 296
ELECTING OUR PRESIDENT- (Ages 10-14)
1:45pm-2:45pm (1st semester ONLY)
Presidential elections can be confusing to many of us. Electing our President class will simplify the election process and put it in terms students can understand. What is the process for nominating presidential candidates? What are the qualifications are for becoming president? How does the electoral college work and why we have one? How do Democrats and Republicans nominate their respective candidates? What do the political polls really mean? Who is qualified to vote in US Elections? What are the duties of the President? We will answer those questions and more. We will learn how to analyze campaign advertising and look at the major presidential candidates and their stances on important issues. Students will make posters and participate in a mock election.
Materials for class:3 Ring binder. Pencils or pens.
Presentation materials: poster boards, markers etc.
Class Cost: $130
WORLD GEOGRAPHY - (Ages 11-14)
9:15am - 10:15am
The focus of this junior high course is to give students a brief introduction of the world geography with an emphasis on landforms, climate, economy, religion, history, and people of all parts of the globe. Attention will be given to maps, graphs, and comparisons and contrasts between various cultures of the world. We will do classroom hands-on activities as well as related projects to engage the students as they learn about the unique world that God has created for us to inhabit.
Materials required for this course include:
Textbook: myWorld Geography Grades 7 & 8 Homeschool Bundle (ISBN: 0133203271) offered through Christian Books or other sources.
Colored pencils, fine tip markers, folder for classroom handouts, craft supplies as needed for class projects.
Class Cost: $260