PDF (Percents, Fractions, & Percents

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Instructor- Michele Small

Grades:  5th -8th

Conquer any fraction frustration with the help of Mrs. Small.  This class is geared for middle school students who want to build foundational math skills to better understand percentages, decimals and fractions.  We will also cover place value; order of operations; number lines; and more.

 

Using your own curriculum this class will help middle-school students prepare to move on to higher-level math. Mrs.Small can also help eliminate math monsters by providing homework accountability to keep up with math lessons with either a syllabus she provides or one completed by the parent using your preferred curriculum, or feel free to attend class without the homework accountability. 

$250 private pay 

 

 To register, contact Michele.

Math Class

Algebra Prep

Instructor Michele Small  

Grades 7th-9th

 

Need help preparing for Algebra 1? If your child hates math or just need some extra accountability to get their work completed, Michele Small can help. Using Saxon Math 8/7 or Algebra ½ for 2nd year students, this course reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and introduces pre-algebra concepts. Students will specifically learn about adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, equivalent fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, and other pre-algebra concepts. Set them up well for Algebra 1 with the instruction and homework accountability this class provides. 

$275 private pay   

 

Required Textbooks for Algebra prep Saxon Math 8/7, 3rd Edition, Student Text ISBN: 1591413206 Saxon Math 8/7, 3rd Edition, Solutions Manual ISBN: 1591413281

Saxon Math 8/7, 3rd Edition, Tests & Worksheets ISBN: 1591413249 (Or order as a kit - ISBN-13: 978-1591413509) 

To register, contact Michele Small.

Math FUNdamentals

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Instructor:  Michele Small

Grades 3rd- 6th
$25/month or $90/semester
Private Pay only (no charters)

Did you know that math can be fun? With play, movement and teambuilding, your student can learn to love math. We wil anchor in those multiplication facts and introduce new math concepts in a gentle way that’s not frustrating. Supplemental to your curriculum at home, no matter what math program you use, this class will help review or introduce fundamentals of math with your thriving or struggling student. Come join the FUN!

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Conversational Spanish
Beginners 

Vendor for most community providers

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  

3rd grade & Up

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  ¡Hablemos! Let’s talk! This class is for students beginning their Spanish speaking journey. We start with the ABCs, letter sounds, useful vocabulary and listening to Spanish stories for “ear training”.  Students will participate in “assisted” oral presentations and “around the table” discussions on given topics. Activities and games to promote talking in class. Where else do you hear that?! :) Homework is given to reinforce classroom learning. Basic reading and writing is required for homework, but this class should not be considered a writing class.

For students in grades 3rd & Up. Tuesday at 10:30 - 11:30 am   No textbook required. Minimum 5 students needed for class to remain open. I like to keep the class size small (10 max.) so students get as much “talk” time as possible.

For all Spanish classes: There is only one requirement- the student must be the one who wants to learn Spanish! Students will engage in relevant conversations, activities and games. Weekly homework will be assigned. To register, contact Georgina at gtanefski@gmail.com.  ¿Hay preguntas? Questions?http://conversationalspanishfundamentalsacademy.wordpress.com/faqs/

$150 per semester (private pay)

$180 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register, contact Georgina at gtanefski@gmail.com.  

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Conversational Spanish

3rd-6th Grade

Vendor for most community providers

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  ¡Sigue adelante!  Keep going!  Improve your conversational skills in a peer-friendly environment.  For students in 3rd-6th grades who speak some Spanish or have already taken the Beginner class with Señora T.  Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Weekly homework: Students will participate in “assisted” oral presentations and “around the table” discussions on given topics.  Homework is given to reinforce classroom learning. Activities and games to promote talking in class. Where else do you hear that?! :) Teacher will moderate to assist with oral production: vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Some reading and writing required for homework, but this should not be considered a writing class.

No textbook required. Minimum 5 students for class to remain open. I like to keep the class size small (10 max.) so students get as much "talk" time as possible.

For all Spanish classes: There is only one requirement- the student must be the one who wants to learn Spanish! Students will engage in relevant conversations, activities and games. Weekly homework will be assigned. To register, contact Georgina ¿Hay preguntas? Questions? http://conversationalspanishfundamentalsacademy.wordpress.com/faqs/

To register, contact Georgi

$150 per semester (private pay)

$180 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

na at gtanefski@gmail.com.  

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Conversational Spanish
Jr. & High School 

Vendor for most community providers

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  

Instructor Georgina Tanefski  ¡Sigue adelante!  Keep going!  Improve your conversational skills in a peer-friendly environment.  For students in 7th - 12th grades who speak some Spanish.  3 different times, same great class!  Tuesday 9:30 -10:30 am  OR  Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30 am  OR  10:30 - 11:30 am.

Weekly homework: students prepare written outline or notes on given topics for class conversations. Activities, games and oral presentations to promote talking in class. Where else do you hear that?! :) Teacher will moderate to assist with oral production: vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Some reading and writing required for homework, but this should not be considered a writing class.

No textbook required. Minimum 5 students for class to remain open. I like to keep the class size small (10 max.) so students get as much "talk" time as possible.

For all Spanish classes: There is only one requirement- the student must be the one who wants to learn Spanish! Students will engage in relevant conversations, activities and games. Weekly homework will be assigned. To register, contact Georgina ¿Hay preguntas? Questions? http://conversationalspanishfundamentalsacademy.wordpress.com/faqs/

$150 per semester (private pay)

$180 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register, contact Georgina at gtanefski@gmail.com.  

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Art of Making

Vendor for most community providers

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Shannon Baer

GRADES 6th-12th

The visual arts have a profound purpose and meaning for us as individuals and corporately as a culture. We will explore and develop our creativity as we inspire and support one another in the Art of Making. This class will be less focused on traditional drawing and painting but instead on printmaking, metal work, photography, recycled materials, sculpture, wood work and mixed media. This past year we had the honor of creating set pieces for the Fundamentals musical and I do believe we will be creating next year as well, certainly a bonus to add to any artist’s resume!

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

Contact Shannon Baer to register

Homeschool Coach- accepts most charter schools

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Bringing Literature to Life

Community Provider for Most Charter Schools

NEW TOPICS & BOOKS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Anita Fischer

Assistant Instructor : MaddieFischer

4th - 8th Grade

    

Lets read! This is a class for students who love to read or want to develop a love of reading. Using a collection of books from various genres, we will explore authors, settings, character development, literary devices, and plot structure. Each class will include Socratic discussion, a game or craft to enhance our learning, and a time of reading together. Each book will conclude with a fun celebration in class.

 

Come join us as we bring literature to life!

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

Contact Anita Fischer to enroll.

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Beginning Writing

Sky Mountain & Excel Vendor

Instructor:  Carrie De Francisco

IEW LEVEL A: (Grades 3rd-6th) 

 TEXTS: All Things Fun and Fascinating by Lori Verstegen 

Using IEW book All Things Fun and Fascinating, students will learn how to write "How To" paragraphs, research reports, narratives and expository essays. Students will be introduced to IEW tools such as key word outlining, banned words, dress ups, and sentence openers. Students will learn grammar, parts of speech and punctuation rules through games, class activities, and completing editing exercises.

As with all of Mrs. De's writing classes, classes will begin and/or end with fun games to review grammar and punctuation rules, and students will have plenty of opportunities for speeches and presentations.  This class truly is a FUN and Fascinating class to take!

Grades 3rd-7th,

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (Sky Mountain & Excel)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.*

Contact Carrie De Francisco to enroll.

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Creative Writing: Once Upon A Time

Sky Mountain & Excel Vendor

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Carrie De Francisco

IEW LEVEL B & ADVANCED B: 
(Grades 5th-9th) 

Text: Fix It! Grammar: Robin Hood, Student Book 3 

    Students will improve their writing skills and IEW techniques learned in Level A with an emphasis on Dress Ups and Decorations (literary devices).  In the first semester, students will read and write fables, myths, and fairytales.  In the second semester, students will read and write narratives, fictional stories, and poetry.  Students will learn grammar, parts of speech and punctuation rules through games, class activities, and completing editing exercises 

As with all of Mrs. De's writing classes, classes will begin with creative writing prompts, classes will end with fun games to review grammar and punctuation rules, and students will have plenty of opportunities to share their original stories and poems in author circles.   

**LEVEL A is recommended.  

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (Sky Mountain & Excel)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

Contact Carrie De Francisco to enroll.

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Advanced Writing:  
Write Like a Hero

Sky Mountain and Excel Vendor

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Carrie De Francisco

IEW LEVEL B & ADVANCED B:  (Grades 5th- 9th)

TEXTS: IEW Student Resource Notebook (SRN) 

"The pen is mightier than the sword." What makes a person a hero?  As students seek to answer this question and explore the world of heroes, students will read biographies, memoirs, and super hero comics while writing narratives, biographical reports, character analysis essays, and their own memoirs.  In this class, students will improve their writing skills and learn advanced IEW techniques, dress ups, and literary devices.  Advanced writing skills such as MLA format, citations, imagery, and parallelism will also be covered. Students will continue to learn about grammar, parts of speech and punctuation rules through games, class activities, and completing editing exercises. As with all of Mrs. De's writing classes, students will have plenty of opportunities for speeches, presentations, and group work. 

**Completion of LEVEL A is highly recommended.**

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (Sky Mountain & Excel)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

Contact Carrie De Francisco to enroll.

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Nature Journaling & Science Writing

Sky Mountain and Excel Vendor

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Carrie De Francisco

Grades 4th-8th

TEXTS:  Nature Anatomy:  The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World  by Julia  Rothman (2015)

Ocean Anatomy:  The Curious Parts & Pieces Under the Sea by Rothman (2020)

In this class, students will explore nature.  Using nature journaling, students will learn how to observe and appreciate nature, hone research skills, and write expository paragraphs and poetry.  During class, students will learn about plants, animals, insects, and ocean life as they use poetry and drawings to illustrate their journal entries (paragraphs).  For homework, students will research different biology and botany topics, write paragraphs, and add entries to their nature journals.  There will also be lots of class presentations as students share with each other what they researched and observed during the week.  Students will be introduced to IEW tools such as banned words, dress ups, and sentence openers. Students will learn grammar, parts of speech and punctuation rules through games, and class activities.

As with all of Mrs. De's writing classes, classes will begin and/or end with fun games to review grammar and scientific knowledge, and students will have plenty of opportunities for presentations. 

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (Sky Mountain & Excel)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

Contact Carrie De Francisco to enroll.

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Science FUNdamentals

Vendor for most community providers

Instructor:  Bernadette Gonzalez

Assistant Instructor:  Alyssa Gonzalez

(4th- 8th grade)

FUN Science!

 

The title says it all!  We are going to make science FUN!  Stressed about teaching real science in your already busy schedule?  Don't have the time or space for the prep that goes with this amazing subject?  Leave the planning to us. 

 

FUN Science will take your student on a journey through the rain forest, down into the human body, and out to the interstellar medium.  We will explore the basics of Life Science, Chemistry, and Physical Science over a three year period in order to provide a solid middle school science foundation. 

 

Except this class will have a twist.  It is our belief - as mother and son with 15+ years of experience - that science is best studied with hands-on experiments.  We have culled the best projects we have worked on as docents at the Aquarium of the Pacific, students at City of Hope Saturday Science, and partners at the Natural History Museum to stir a passion for STEM and scientific learning.  Be prepared to roll up you sleeves and dive in to dissections, chemical solutions, and circuits in this exciting hands-on class.

 

This is a FUN class, packed with in class projects and experiments to excite students' minds about science.  All work will be completed in class with optional reading available for those students who want to drill deeper into subject matter.  Worksheets to accompany science experiments will be provided and completed in class for home and Charter School samples. 

$200 per semester + $25 Materials Fee (private pay)

$250 per semester + $25 Materials Fee (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

A $20 deposit is required to hold a child's spot in the class. 

Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so contact Bernadette Gonzalez to reserve your student's spot.

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

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World Geography ~Exploring Countries and Cultures

Instructor: Claire Scotti

(Grades K-8th)

Maps, globes and new countries, oh my! Come travel the world with Mrs. Scotti as she continues her weekly adventures to distant lands. 

 

The purpose of this geography enrichment course is to provide students with a broad and rich understanding of the world around them. In our excursions across the seven continents we will study the landforms, cultures and environments of different countries through map skills, hands-on-projects, living books, food, music and more! Each student will create a passport filled with lessons from their epic travels, present a “Christmas Around the World” project and make artwork based on the incredible places we explore. 

 

 

FEE: $200 per semester plus a $25 deposit to hold your child’s spot in the class. 

Contact Claire Scotti to enroll.

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Medieval History

From Rome to the Reformation

Taught From a biblical worldview

Instructors:  Rebekah Mackie and Claire Scotti

Grades K-8th

Mrs. Scotti and Mrs. Mackie are back with another FUN history class though literature and hands on projects. This time we will “travel” around the world, beginning with Ancient Rome and ending with the Reformation in Europe. Kids will learn about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the launch of the Church, the exciting world of Vikings, kings, queens, castles, knights, scientists, artists, and much more (year two of the classical history rotation). We try to include at least one picture book in each lesson, and enrollment in the class will also include an optional recommended literature list for parents to read chapter books at home to enrich the students’ learning. Due to the biblical, Christian perspective of the class, we cannot accept charter funds for this class. Cost: $225 per semester, plus a $25 registration/supply deposit

Contact Rebekah Mackie & Claire Scotti to enroll.

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Art Through Photography 

Vendor for most community providers

Instructor:  Cynthia Garcia

GRADES 6th-12th

In this course students will learn to use photography to create art. We will learn about light. How to find it and how to use it in our pictures. We will learn how to use our cameras. We will find our own style to tell a story and learn to document through photography. 

 

We will have in class discussions, activities with lots of hands on learning with weekly homework assignments of taking pictures and editing using the techniques we learn about. The class will have an online blog that they will learn to use. Its where assignments will be posted and where we will all post our work. Students will research styles of photography as well as photographers for a final project. 

 

Students will have time in class to use a DSLR to learn basic functions and learn hands on. Students may use any camera and editing software they have available for assignments. Phone camera, DSLR, etc. We will spend some time in each class learning the camera functions,  settings and more technical parts of the camera they are specifically using as well as editing software they are using. 

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register, Cynthia Garcia

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Meet the Masters Art Program

Vendor for most community providers

NEW TOPICS EACH YEAR!

Instructor:  Rebekah Mackie

Come discover the life, works, and techniques of 10 master artists in this hands-on, art history course. Students will watch a multi-media presentation where they observe the works and discover the life story of each artist. Then they will keep a notebook about each artist and create a project in the style of that artist using a variety of art media while learning vocabulary and drawing techniques. Parents will be impressed at the next, art museum field trip when their children can say, “Look Mom! That was painted by Degas!”    For a preview of the art work the students will create, visit MTH Website

 

Grades 1st -8th. 

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register, contact Rebekah Mackie.   

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Art:  Drawing Techniques

Vendor for most charter schools

Instructor:  Gina D’Elia

Think drawing is a gift that has to come naturally?
You might be surprised to see that drawing is a skill that can be developed with practice.

In Art- Drawing Techniques, students will learn how to draw utilizing techniques that teach them how to draw what they see, not what they think they see. We will further explore using shapes and lines to understand the basic form of an object by focusing on Composition and Rendering Skills.

Students will also be introduced to “The Elements and Principles of Art” and how to apply them, in a variety of subject matter, (Still Life, Portraits, Animation, Animals, Optical Illusions, Linear Perspective, and Landscapes) and Mediums (Sketching, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Pen and Ink).


This class is designed for those who have little experience and those with experience, to thrive.

Students will work on technical skills, with their instructor, while developing their own personal style and meaning to their work. Every year, new pieces are created to teach new and returning students, engaging and dynamic masterpieces of art!

$250 per semester (private pay)

$3000 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register, Gina D'Elia

Cooking Tools

Jr. High Culinary Arts s 

Instructor:  Katherine Kenz

Grades 5th-8th

Cooking is FUN and delicious!  Students will make delicious food every class.  This class will explore cooking techniques, food safety, a little science behind cooking delicious food, and making simple to more complex dishes.  Students will learn how to prepare a variety of things from salads, desserts, poultry and meat, bread, baked goods, and even some ethnic foods.  There will be some light homework preparing a food project at home and a light written component further developing concepts learned in class.

Fee:  $250 per semester
Equipment fee:  $50 per semester (toward food to cook in class)

SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO SAFETY AND KITCHEN SPACE

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Sports & Fitness

Grades 4th-8th 

NEW TOPICS & SKILLS EACH YEAR!

Coaches:  Ezra Lima 

Description: The class will be an hour each week, divided into scheduled sections in order to get the most out of our time. The class will be divided as follows:

 

5 minutes of warm up to open

 

20 minutes of exercises and workouts that focus on different areas of the body (i.e. upper body, legs, arms, etc)

 

30 minutes of fun games/activities (both team games and individual)

 

5 minutes of cool down to finish class

 

Materials needed for the class are minimal. Students are only required to have a notebook/binder with paper and a pencil to log personal progress during the workout portion of class.

 

Class also assists charter school students in providing material for P.E. logs for schools that require them. 

 

Cost: $35/month

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LEGO CLASS

Instructor:  Claire Scotti

Do you love all things LEGOS? Then join us for LEGO FUN! We welcome LEGO builders of all levels and all ages. 

***Parents of Kindergartners must remain in the class for safety reasons.**

 

Each week we will use our creative skills to build cityscapes, robots, space stations, moving vehicles, marine and forest habitats, and so much more.  We will also engage in building challenges which will encourage teamwork and learning through play. It wouldn't be a FUNdamental’s class without a few LEGO games and "free build" days too!

 

Students do not need to bring LEGOs, but they are encouraged to build their own creations at home to share in class each week.  

 

FEE:  $100 per semester and a $15 deposit to hold your child’s spot in the class.

 

To register or for more information, contact Claire Scotti

Gameology

Instructor: Annika Lang

(MONTHLY CLASS)  

What is “Gameology? It is “the art of using games to learn or study.” Shhhh! Don’t tell them they are learning! Each week the students will play cards, board games or group games to review or learn skills
in math, English, vocabulary, history, science, art, geography and even logic. It is an hour of FUN & GAMES!  (Grades 3rd-8th) $25 / month.  Contact Annika to register 

Dance Studio

Dance FUNdamentals

Vendor for most charter schools

NEW TOPICS & SKILLS EACH YEAR!

Instructor Anita Fischer

​5th -12th Grade

Do you need PE? 

Do you love to dance but don’t have time to commit to studio life?

Come and have FUN while learning all different forms of Dance.​

This class will be divided into sessions where we focus on a different style of dance. Each Session will include a warm up & Conditioning, some technique or center work and choreography. By the end of each individual unit you will be able to perform a short dance.

We teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop.  Performance opportunities will be offered.

15 week session (5- 12th grade) 

$200 per semester (private pay)

$250 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

​To register for the class, contact Anita.

Dance Studio

Dance & Movement

Vendor for most charter schools

Instructor: Anita Fischer       

Assistant Instructors: Madelyn Fischer & Hannah Jaffe

TK -4th Grade

​Does music make your child sway? Does your child bounce all around the house making up their own crazy dances and moves? Come and join us, and learn the basics of all kinds of dance, musicality and movement. Let's have fun moving together. Props will include Tambourines, scarves and ribbons. Performance opportunities will be offered.

15 week session (TK -4th Grade) 

$1600 per semester (private pay)

$200 per semester (charter funds)

**Discount is given when class fee is paid in full before the beginning of each semester.**

To register for the class, contact Anita.

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From Page to Stage Productions

Broadway Style Theatre that Glorifies the Lord

Instructor / Director:  Rebekah Mackie  

Students will experience performing in a Broadway Style Show in an atmosphere that brings glory to God in all that we do. They will learn about the audition process, acting, stage presence, singing, harmony, blocking, and choreography.  The end of the 2nd semester will culminate with a live performance. 

 

SHOW: TBA

Grades K-12th grade . 

Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30. 

$150 fall semester & $50 spring semester (sibling discounts available).   During the school year, additional costs per student will include:  purchase or rent a costume (approx. $35-100 depending on role casted),  purchase a cast t-shirt and food/ drink item to the concession stand for show.  

 

To register for the class, contact Rebekah Mackie