7-12 Electives
​2021-21

Culinary Arts
Teacher:  
Tanya Williamson
Description: 
This course will teach all the basics of kitchen equipment, cooking terms, and a variety of cooking methods.  We begin with kitchen safety and knife skills, as well as meal planning and food preparation.  Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. 
Supplies: Each student will need their own chef’s knife, a bench scraper, small cutting board, and a full apron. Optional:  8-10" STAINLESS STEEL Skillet.

Copy/Supply Fee: 
 $70 per student per year
Tuition Fee: 
$395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


Multimedia Visual “ArtZ” Classes for Middle and High Schoolers 
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Description: All levels of artistic talent welcome!
Individual instruction is an important part of this class!
Talent is given by God. Our gift to Him is fulfilling it…This course is designed for students who desire further study in the fine arts field. Emphasis will be made on developing old and learning new techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging. Media to be covered: graphite and colored pencil drawing-watercolor and acrylic painting-charcoal, chalk and oil pastel sketching-clay sculpting.  Artist grade materials are used for most projects. During the school year, students work on 4 independent projects of their choice. The curriculum includes studying and recreating famous works of art. 
Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation. This course does not regularly utilize Igrade. Please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson with any [email protected]
Supply Fee:  $35.00 per student per year includes all art supplies.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


Digital Photography 
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description: This course builds the foundation for visual literacy regarding both form and content of photographic images. The elements and principles of design as they relate to photographic composition are emphasized. Students learn framing within the viewfinder and explore various compositional principles. Students also learn to examine images critically through weekly critiques of their own works. Comprehension and mastering the use and functions of the digital SLR camera are the major emphasis of this course. Digital processing techniques are introduced using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop but are not required for the student to purchase. In-class demonstrations will be provided. Class participation and outside assignments using their DSLR camera is required for this course and is the majority of the emphasis for grading purposes. No textbook is required for this course. All materials beyond the camera will be provided for them, however, there is a copy fee. Students must have access to a computer to download digital files and share them via internet.  Feel free to email Mrs. Tarabocchia with specific questions:  [email protected]
Required Equipment:  DSLR Camera with lens
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


SAT PREP
 Teachers:  Mary Bergman and Denise Barisano
 Description:  This 12- week course is designed to provide each student with the tools to perform at his or her best on the SAT.  Students will practice basic SAT testing strategies and work 3 weeks on Critical reading, 3 weeks on Critical Writing, 3 weeks on Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2), 1 week on the optional essay, and then one week of review.  Students will have assignments on the discussed skills as well as practice sessions in class and at home.
 Text:  The Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition; ISBN 978-1457312199
 Copy Fee:  $5
Tuition: $200.00 per semester/$40.00 per month


High School- Life Skills
Teacher: Shona Bracco
Description: This one-semester class is geared towards upper-level high school students. Join us for a practical hands-on approach to preparing your students for adult life. We will cover a variety of topics in two-week rotations. Topics will include: assessments to aid in college/career planning, home skills (ironing, mending, menu planning),  organizational skills (calendar planning, time management), career planning (resume, interviewing), civic duties (voting, volunteer), money (monthly budget planning) and several other topics. 
Text: None
Copy/Supply Fee: $45 per student
Class Maximum: 10 students
Tuition:  $200 per semester/$40 per month

Fencing
Teacher:  Wesley Pritchard
Description:  Classical fencing is an excellent sport for all ages and levels of athleticism. As in any martial art, the disciplined mastery of techniques and the ability to out-think an opponent is more important than raw athletic ability. In fact, fencing appeals to many youths who might not otherwise be interested in athletics.
Though not yet as popular as Olympic-style “sport” fencing, many have found classical fencing to be a more satisfying experience. It is also safer and in the long run much less expensive than sport fencing.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: 
- A fencing mask (these can be purchased through any number of online retailers, and their websites will tell you how to measure head size for proper fit). Cost is around $50 and the cheapest is perfectly safe.
- A pair of thin gloves (these protect the swords from rusting due to sweat)
- Loose clothing, athletic shoes of any kind except high-tops or jogging shoes
You may NOT bring your own sword. Most replica swords are designed for display only, and their blades are not tempered for flexibility and safe sparring. If any student wants to continue fencing after the course and purchase their own fencing sword, I will guide them in this.
Supply Fee:  none
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per semester/$44.50 per month



Multimedia Visual “ArtZ” Classes for Middle and High Schoolers 
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Description: All levels of artistic talent welcome!
Individual instruction is an important part of this class!
Talent is given by God. Our gift to Him is fulfilling it…This course is designed for students who desire further study in the fine arts field. Emphasis will be made on developing old and learning new techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging. Media to be covered: graphite and colored pencil drawing-watercolor and acrylic painting-charcoal, chalk and oil pastel sketching-clay sculpting.  Artist grade materials are used for most projects. During the school year, students work on 4 independent projects of their choice. The curriculum includes studying and recreating famous works of art. 
Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation. This course does not regularly utilize Igrade. Please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson with any [email protected]
Supply Fee:  $35.00 per student per year includes all art supplies.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


MS/HS Sign Language I
Teacher:  Jeannette Gratz
Description: In beginning ASL, we will be learning Deaf history and culture, letters, numbers, hand shapes, basic conversational skills, as well as lots of vocabulary. We will even learn to tell stories in sign language! The order in which we will learn these skills are in a scientifically proven way of learning where the most used words are learned first so that conversation can happen quickly! This is going to be a fun, somewhat fast paced class! Please be sure to bring a notebook and something to write with to every class!
Copy/Supply Fee:  $10 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month

MS/HS Sign Language 2

Teacher:  Jeannette Gratz
Description: Sign Language 2 will delve even deeper into the language. You will learn more advanced vocabulary and will be able to have real and deep conversations with Deaf people. We will also dive into a little interpreting just for fun!
Copy/Supply Fee:  $10 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month



MS Bible
Teacher:  Jerry Varner
Description:TBD.
Text:  
Copy Fee:   $10
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37.00 per month

HS Bible
Teacher:  Jerry Varner
Description: TBD
Text:  
Copy Fee:   $10
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month



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