Course Information

For the 2019/2020 school year we are offering academic classes specifically for elementary, middle, and high school aged students. In addition, students can take Dance2Fit, Zumba Kids classes, gymnastics classes, and Lego brick STEM classes.

Classes are offered on Tuesday from 9:00am – 12:30pm for ages 5 – 7.

Lower Elementary (Ages 5 – 7)
9:00 – 9:20amMorning Meeting
9:25 – 9:45amJournals
9:50 – 10:15amSocial Emotional Health
10:20 – 10:40amCircle Time
10:45 – 11:20amZumba Kids/Lego (STEM)
11:25 – 11:40amSnack
11:45 – 12:00pmRead Aloud – Comprehension
12:05 – 12:25pmLiterature Based Art

Classes are offered on Thursday from 9:00am – 12:30pm for ages 8 – 11.

Upper Elementary (Ages 8 – 11)
9:00 – 9:40amMorning Meeting & Reading Comprehension
9:45 – 10:35 amZumba Kids/Lego (STEM)/Gymnastics
10:40 – 10:55amSnack
11:00 – 11:45amSocial Emotional Health
11:50 – 12:25pmWriter’s Workshop

Classes are offered on Tuesday AND Thursday from 9:00am – 12:30pm for ages 12 – 18.

Middle & High School (Ages 12 – 18) – Tuesday
9:00 – 10:30amLiterature & Writing
10:35 – 10:55amSnack/Break
11:00 – 12:00pmSocial Studies/Economics
12:05 – 12:25pmDaily Debrief
Middle & High School (Ages 12 – 18) – Thursday
9:00 – 10:00amSocial Emotional Health
10:05 – 11:05amDance2Fit/Lego(STEM)/Gymnastics
11:10 – 12:10pm Dance2Fit/Lego(STEM)/Gymnastics
12:15 – 12:25pmDaily Debrief

ELEMENTARY COURSES

All students ages 5 – 11 will receive dynamic academic instruction in Reading, Writing and Social/Emotional Health. But why stop there? Students will also have fun participating in a Zumba Kids dance class or a Lego STEM class each week.

MIDDLE LEVEL COURSES:

Language Arts – Film Adaptation: So many amazing texts have been adapted for the big screen. This term we will read several books and view films created based on these books. We will discuss traditional story elements and how these elements are adapted for film. In addition, students will participate in Writer’s Workshop, allowing for a well rounded exploration and expression of learning. Ex: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Social Studies – We are the World: During the first 15-week session students will engage in project based learning as we study the world around us. Gathering inspiration from Kelsey Timmerman’s book Wear Am I Wearing? students will reflect on differences and similarities in work, play, and religion across the globe.

Economics I – Money & Me: During the second 15-week session students will engage in project-based learning as we talk about the fundamentals of money management. Students will reflect on what is important to them.

Social/Emotional Health: Through a variety of projects, reflective discussion and journaling, students will gain a better understanding of their feelings and how to manage them. Students will also be equipped with tools to manage their own emotions, show empathy toward others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and set healthy goals.

UPPER LEVEL COURSES

English – Film Adaptation: So many amazing texts have been adapted for the big screen. This term we will read several books and view films created based on these books. We will discuss traditional story elements and how these elements are adapted for film. In addition, students will participate in Writer’s Workshop, allowing for a well rounded exploration and expression of learning. Ex. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Social Studies – A World at War: During the first 15-week session students will engage in project-based learning as we study the many wars that have shaped the United States of America. We will track how battle strategy has changed and developed based on the advancements in technology. We will discuss and debate many perspectives on war.

Economics II – Money & Me: During the second 15-week session students will engage in project-based learning as we talk about the fundamentals of money management. Students will reflect on what is really important to them.

Social/Emotional Health: Through a variety of projects, reflective discussion and journaling, students will gain a better understanding of their feelings and how to manage them. Students will also be equipped with tools to manage their own emotions, show empathy toward others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and set healthy goals.

ENRICHMENT COURSES

Zumba Kids: Zumba ® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on
original Zumba ® choreography. We will break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.
Zumba Kids classes help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.

Dance2Fit: This dance-based cardio class is designed to get you dancing to today’s music. We use fun, easy hip hop moves and incorporate core fitness moves to stay moving and healthy- all while having lots of fun! No dance experience necessary!

Bricks 4 Kidz: The motto is “We learn. We build. We play.” The best kind of learning happens when you’re having fun. Each week students will learn about increasingly more challenging STEM concepts as they build different models using Lego bricks, motors, and battery packs!

Premier Force Gymnastics: In our gymnastics classes we teach all skills associated with floor, bars, beam, and vault. From our youngest gymnasts to our oldest, we work on proper form and execution of every skill. We maintain a 5:1 student to coach ratio so that every student gets the most out of every class.  We utilize innovative coaching techniques and understand that students learn in a variety of ways. We try to cater to the individual gymnasts and always maintain a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Our goal is that our students learn the right way while at the same time having fun.