Personal Finance (fall semester only)
Class Length: one semester, Fall 2015
Grade Level: Grades 9-12
Tuition: $175 per semester
Class Size: Minimum of 5; Maximum of 20
Each student will need his or her own copy of the following worktext.
There are other editions available, so be sure you are getting the book shown in the following link.
Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text
Homework: Homework will vary, but will be about 2-4 hours per week.
This class will be a study of all the major world religions, their history, sacred writings, culture and tenets. This will include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more. We will also study broader categories of worldview and belief systems (monotheism, polytheism, animism, atheism, etc.). The class will include readings both from a world religions book and from various sacred texts, and will include field trips to religious institutions in the Twin Cities. The primary focus of the class will not be apologetic but missional, to equip students with understanding in order that they may better love their neighbors throughout the world, and better love God, the author of truth and salvation.
Tutor: Kristina Eaton
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Class Length: FULL YEAR COURSE
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 15
Text: Students need to purchase their own textbook:
Wilkinson, Philip. Illustrated Dictionary of Religion. New York: Dorling Kindsley, 2006.
Supplies: 3 ring binder for class notes
Homework: 2 hours a week
NOTE: Students with previous sewing experience may register for Sewing spring semester without having taken Sewing fall semester
To provide a basic knowledge of sewing or to expand upon the students’ skills that they might already have. Students will gain a basic knowledge of how to sew with a machine, how to thread the upper and lower threads, use the different stitches that are available on their machines and identify the different parts of a sewing machine. They will learn how to use the basic sewing tools and how to read and use a pattern. The students will sew 3 or 4 different projects by themselves each semester.
Tutor: Chris Carl
Length: Full Year
Grade level: 5th – 12th grade
Class Size: 5 student minimum
Tuition: $165 per semester
- A sewing machine
- A tape measure (the small round, retractable one is my favorite)
- Straight pins with the little colored balls at the end
- Sharp scissors
- White and blue marking pencils
- A sewing gauge (ruler)
- Empty bobbins
- White and black thread
- A box to keep all of the supplies in
Cooking for Real Life
Cooking with whole foods is becoming a lost art. Come learn how to take simple ingredients and turn them into delicious (and nutritious) meals, snacks, and treats that will fuel your body for optimal health. We’ll get back to the basics by learning how to peel, chop, blend, juice, and prepare a variety of dishes including smoothies, soups, salads, sides, snacks, and many more tasty treats. This fun, hands-on class will equip students with valuable life-long cooking skills, create confidence in the kitchen, and instill sound nutritional principles. Bring your sense of adventure and your appetite!
Tutor: Connie Bendickson
Length: Full Year
Level: 6th – 12th grade
Class Tuition: $185 per semester
Class Size: 5 minimum; 9 maximum
Light Bearer’s Worldview
Students will learn how “ideas have consequences”. What one thinks and the ideas one believes determines how he or she views the world and lives one’s life. This course will guide students in their exploration of the foundations of the Christian worldview while comparing these to the foundations of other, competing worldviews. Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, economics, and history.
Summit Ministries; “Light Bearers” curriculum will provide the core guidance through topics such as apologetics, cults, evolution, naturalism, moral relativism, relationships, and socialism.
Tutor: Jeff Herringshaw
Class Length: Full Year
Grade Level: 8th – 12th grade
Class Tuition: $175 per semester
Class Size: 5 to 20 students
- “Light Bearers Student Workbook” $14.95 (on Summit Ministries website – http://www.summit.org/curriculum/middle-school/home-school/prices)
- “How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig” $9.95 (on Summit Ministries website above)
- Three-ring binder
- Loose-leaf paper
- Pens for writing
Prerequisite: Curiosity, a desire to think and ask questions.
Homework: Weekly writing and workbook assignments
In this class, students will learn strategies for making study time more fruitful and efficient. Areas of focus include healthy study habits, note-taking skills, memory tools, graphic organizers, word identification skills, math and spelling tools, and test-taking strategies.
Tutor: Jennifer Holt
Class Length: Fall Semester Only
Grade Level: 7th-12th
Tuition: $160 plus $50 workbook fee payable on the first day of WEST, cash or check to Jennifer Holt.
Class Size: Minimum of 5; Maximum of 20
Textbook Requirements: Nothing additional
Supplies: Nothing additional necessary.
Homework: Yes, 1-2 hours/week
Required: Internet access for assessment tests
ACT Test Prep
This course is designed to guide students through strategies that will help them prepare for the ACT Test. Students will be familiarized with the general content and structure of the ACT, strategies both for studying strategically and for taking the test strategically on exam day. Throughout the 6 or 7 weeks students will study each portion of the test: English,mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Throughout the course they will take practice exams and diagnostic exams to determine each student’s individualized study needs.
Tutor: Heather Kipp
Class Length: This class meets for 6 weeks for Fall Semester/7 weeks for Spring Semester
Fall Session: - Six Mondays: September 14 to October 19, 2015
Spring Session - Seven Mondays: January 11 to February 22, 2016
Grade Level: 10th – 12th grade students planning to take the ACT test within the next year; or by approval of instructor
Class Size: 5 students minimum; 20 students maximum
Textbook Requirements: Fall students should purchase their own copy of Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2015 Edition by Princeton Review. ISBN-13: 978-0-8041-2550-5. It can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or another retailer of your choice.
Supplies: If possible, students should also bring the scientific or graphing calculator that they intend to use when they take the ACT test.
Homework: Homework will be given each week to guide initial student preparation for the ACT. It will include study skill activities, ACT practice and diagnostic exams, practice activities for each test content area, and individualized study assignments.