Academics

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Beginning in the Fall of the 2016/2017 School Year, we started offering academic classes.  These classes meet every regular enrichment co-op day as well as 7 or more additional classes for a total of 14+ classes per semester.  These classes will also run for a full year; so there will be 14+ classes in the fall and then continue into the spring for another 14+ classes.  Please make sure you read the information for parents and students below.  Following that information are the specifics for the '18/'19 school year. 

Must-Read Information for Parents/Students Taking WSCEC Academic Classes
(These are available as a download or to print off at the bottom of the page.)

Parent Expectations

·         Pay class tuition directly to teacher on the first day of each semester. 

Class tuition will range from $50-$99 per student per semester for co-op members. Each teacher will communicate his/her tuition. Non-members must register for classes through individual teachers, not the co-op.

·         Purchase curriculum & materials required for class. A materials list will be provided by each teacher.

·         Provide accountability & aid for the student throughout the week for assignments.

·         All parents are required to drop students off and pick them up at the gym doors.  Two rooms will be provided for families who wish to wait– one quiet study room and one room for those with younger children.  (Two study rooms are NOT guaranteed on regular co-op weeks, but we will do our best.)

·         Contact teacher for assignments/instructions if/when child is absent.

 

Student Expectations

·         Cooperate, participate & be respectful.

·         Be faithful in doing assignments each week to the best of your ability.

·         Bring assignments & materials to class each week.

·         Communicate struggles with the teacher.

·         Communicate with your parents any feedback you get from your teacher, including feedback on papers.

·         Do not wander anywhere else in the building during the time you are on campus.

 

Schedule

Schedule on non-co-op days –                        Schedule on regular co-op days --      

Period 1:     9:00 - 10:00 AM                                9:30-10:25 AM

Period 2:    10:10 - 11:10 AM                              10:30-11:25 AM

Period 3:    11:20-12:20 PM                                11:30 - 12:25 PM

    


For the '18/'19 School Year
Please see the full class description for all required materials, prerequisites and info on curriculum (where to find it and about how much it will cost).

Period 1Grammar & Composition Grades 5-9  
taught by Mrs. Corbin, email address is heathercorbin13@yahoo.com
tuition $50 per semester.  
Credits - 2/3 English credit upon completion of both semesters (add literature for full credit)
Pre-requisite - an understanding of of basic sentence structure, capital letters, punctuation, and parts of speech
Curriculum to purchase:  IEW's Student Writing Intensive Level B ($19 -www.iew.com), Fix-It Grammar - The Nose Tree ($15 -www.iew.com)
Materials- spiral bound notebook, pen & pencil, highlighter

 - Environmental Science Grades 7-12 
taught by Mrs. Cox, email address is judycox@verizon.net
tuition $98 per semester (for co-op members).    
Credits - 1 high school credit is earned upon completion of both semesters
Pre-requisite - This is not a course that relies heavily on math. However, students need the ability to follow directions and support their opinions with clearly written answers.   9th graders may be considered on a case by case basis, please contact Mrs. Cox for more information.
Curriculum to purchaseHolt Environmental Science Student textbook 2008 edition (ISBN-10: 0030781361) ($20 -Amazon (used))
Holt Environmental Science Study Guide booklet 2008 edition (ISBN-10: 0030931126) ($12 -Amazon (new)).  (These books include old earth concepts but do not focus on that perspective.)  
An optional Guided Reading Audio Program (ISBN-10: 0030931037), which is a Direct Read of the Student Text, is available on Amazon. 
Materials-A 3-ring binder, notebook, writing utensils, text and study guide must be brought to each class.  Homework will be handed in typed, so computer, printer and internet access are a must!

 - Elegant Essays & Public SpeakingGrades 10-12
taught by Mrs. Stoddard, email address is heykstod@gmail.com
tuition $90 per semester.      
Credits - 1/2 English credit upon completion of both semesters (Literature & Grammar, of course, should be added to achieve 1 full English credit.  This class will also meet diploma requirements for speech.
Pre-requisitebe familiar with the basic essay model and be able to write an understandable paragraph with a topic and clincher sentence. (A 6-week summer crash course on writing paragraphs & the essay model could be arranged if desired.)
Curriculum to purchase:  IEW's Elegant Essay Writing Lessons by Lesha Myers ($29 at iew.com)
Materials- 3-ring binder with 5 tab dividers, loose leaf notebook paper 

Period 2- Pre-AlgebraGrades 7-9 
taught by Mrs. Sites, email address is kristen@sitesclan.com
tuition $75 per semester    
Credits - 1 Mathematics credit upon completion of both semesters 
Pre-requisite -Students should have competed all elementary math courses and should be well versed in the 4 basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as being comfortable with fractions, percents, and units of measurement.
Curriculum to purchaseTeaching Textbooks 2.0 Pre-Algebra curriculum, including the workbook, answer key/text bank, and CD set (optional but recommended).
Materialscalculator, pencils, and a notebook for taking notes and showing work

 - American LiteratureGrades 8-12  
taught by Mrs. Romine, email address is theromines@live.com
tuition $50 per semester   
Credits - 1/2 English credit upon completion of both semesters
Pre-requisite -All students must be able to complete various writing assignments which may be 3 or more typed pages in length, using grammar, punctuation, and MLA formatting.  Advanced 7th graders may be considered on a case by case basis, please contact Mrs. Romine for more information.
Curriculum to purchaseAmerican Literature by Janice Campbell ($29 www.iew.com), Autobigraphy by Benjamin Franklin, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The House of Mirth, The Old Man and the Sea 
MaterialsPens and a notebook.  Students must have access to the internet for some research resources as well as to communicate with the teacher via email.

 - Personal Finance Grades 9-12 
taught by Mrs. Cox, email address is judycox@verizon.net
tuition $98 per semester (for members    
Credits - One high school credit will be awarded upon completion of both semesters.
Pre-requisite - You will need the basics of algebra for this course.
Curriculum to purchaseDave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition for Homeschool Student Text 2014 Edition 
Math U See Stewardship [2009] Student Pack, Math U See Stewardship [2009] Instruction Pack.  (If you find the Stewardship Instruction Manual OR the DVDs, that is fine.  You don't actually need both.  There is a devotion book included in the Instruction Pack that is not necessary for the class.)
Materialswriting utensils, 3-ring binder with handouts as they come, simple calculator

Period 3- GeometryGrades 8-12
taught by Mrs. Sites, email address is kristen@sitesclan.com
tuition $75 per semester    
Credits - 1 Mathematics credit upon completion of both semesters
Pre-requisite -Students must have successfully completed Algebra 1
Curriculum to purchaseMath-U-See Geometry curriculum including a minimum of the student workbook and test booklet.  I also highly recommend the instruction manual.  Some students also like to have the DVD, but most do not need it. 
Materialsprotractor, compass, calculator, pencils, and a notebook for taking notes and showing your work

 - Health Promotion & Disease PreventionGrades 7-12 
taught by Mrs. Griffith, email address is egriffith@messiah.edu
tuition $70 per semester   
Credits - 1/2 credit upon completion of both semesters
Pre-requisite -Students should have successfully completed middle school Life Science.  Students will be expected to maturely discuss health topics with other students and communicate appropriately in both written and verbal forms.
Curriculum to purchasePOSSIBLY Using Christian Paths to Health and Wellness by Walters & Byl and/or Health is Christian Perspective by Shimmin & Parker.  Teacher will inform students if and which textbook to purchase.
Materials3-ring binder, loose leaf paper or notebook for taking notes.  Internet access is also necessary.


The fall 2018 class dates are:                          The spring 2019 dates are:
8/23 -Class 1  (BTCD)                                      1/24 -Class 1 (BTCD)
8/30 -Class 2 (Co-op 1)                                    1/31 -Class 2 (Co-op 1)
9/6 -Class 3                                                     2/7 -Class 3
9/13 -Class 4 (Co-op 2)                                    2/14 -Class 4 (Co-op 2)
9/20 -Class 5                                                   2/21 -Class 5
9/27 -Class 6 (Co-op 3)                                    2/28 -Class 6 (Co-op 3) 
10/4 -Class 7                                                   3/7 -Class 7
10/11 -Class 8 (Co-op 4)                                  3/14 -Class 8 (Co-op 4)
10/18 -Class 9                                                 3/21 -Class 9
10/25 -Class 10 (Co-op 5)                                3/28 -Class 10 (Co-op 5)
11/1 -Class 11                                                 4/4 -Class 11
11/8 -Class 12 (Co-op 6)                                  4/11 -Class 12 (Co-op 6)
11/15 -Class 13                                               4/18 -Class 13 
11/29 -Class 14 (Co-op 7)                                4/25 -Class 14 (Co-op 7)
11/30 -Family Night                                        4/26 -Family Night
                                    
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