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THE ACADEMY at CVCU

TUESDAY CLASSES

CLASS / COURSE

AGES / GRADES

CLASS TIME

EARLY LEARNERS (parent directed) The Early Learners program is a supportive, parent-directed program for 2-5 year olds. Working together in a community-centric model, parents lead hands-on, interactive sessions and play-based learning activities that help young students develop curiosity and wonder. Students will build foundations in math, science, art, reading, music, physical education, and innovation in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

Ages 2.8 to 5

9:30 to noon

WORSHIP BAND The worship band course is intended to help train up the next generation of musicians and worship leaders in the church and community. Students in this class will gain an understanding of the basics of worship leading, including song selection, audience engagement, and verbal communication. Teamwork skills will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Students must already know how to sing and/or play an instrument.

4th to 10th

9:30 to 10:20

CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE Critical thinking is a buzzword among educators today, but the traditional model of education does very little to help students develop this valuable skill. In this course, students will be asked to analyze, evaluate, and present ideas using the Socratic method. For each class, students will need to read, interpret, and apply lessons and values from classical literature that will help them learn practical assessment and critical thinking skills.

K to 6th

9:30 to 10:20

CONSUMER MATH From cooking to household finances, the consumer math class is designed to help students discover the practicality of math in everyday life. Learn how to create a budget and use math skills to manage a household or a business.

3rd-10th

9:30 to 10:20

BEGINNING HEBREW This course is designed to introduce beginners to the foundations of the Hebrew language in both its written and oral formats. Learn the basics of Old Testament grammar and culture!

1st to 6th

9:30 to 10:20

STREET BEATS PERCUSSION CLINIC Develop a sense of rhythm, learn to read music, and learn to play in a team-based environment with this exciting, dynamic drum clinic. Students will need a 5 gallon paint bucket and a pair of drum sticks for each class.

K to 10th  

10:30 to 11:00 

INTRO TO SEWING In this introductory sewing class, students will learn sewing basics from basic mending skills to making simple purses and clothing. No experience necessary.

3rd to 6th

10:25 to 11:15 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH In this beginning Spanish class, students will learn foundational skills in conversational Spanish. Though some simple written work will be utilized to help solidify concepts, the focus of the class is on speaking and understanding the spoken language.

K to 6th

10:25 to 11:15 

ASTRONOMY: EXPLORING CREATION This elementary level astronomy course is designed to immerse students in the discipline of astronomy study, introducing them to concepts and ideas related to stellar phenomena. The course will cover all the celestial objects of our solar system, as well as stars, galaxies, and space travel. Parental involvement is essential to the success of this course. All readings from the text will be done at home to prepare students for the week’s lesson. Textbook: Exploring Creation with Astronomy. Expected readings: 30 minutes per week. Supply fee: $15 for the semester.

K to 3rd

10:25 to 11:15 

LEGO ENGINEERING Ready, set, build! The sound of LEGO bricks is the sound of innovation and creativity in motion! LEGO Engineering is designed to help students think visually about conceptual art and design, providing a fun, encouraging atmosphere for guided construction. In this semester’s class, students will focus on vessels of transportation and historical/Bible-based diorama displays.

K to 6th

11:20 to 12:10

THEATRE / PERFORMING ARTS Develop team-building skills and confidence in presenting with this fun, interactive course. Students will learn basic theater techniques through theater games, in-class skits, and improvisational workshops.

4th to 10th 

11:20 to 12:10 

DISCOVERING THE RAINFOREST Learn about the habits and habitats of rainforest animals in a fun, hands-on environment geared toward young learners.

K to 6th

11:20 to 12:10 

WORLDVIEW: WHO AM I? This class provides students with the basics of a biblical worldview. Designed to combat the modern education system's attack on identity and culture, the Worldview series teaches children to think, analyze, and reason through a biblical worldview. Parents purchase the book and read along with the lessons each week as a family. In the class, we will discuss the chapters, ask and answer questions, equip students, and pray together. Textbook required. Supplemental resources encouraged.

K to 6th

11:20 to 12:10 

WORLDVIEW: FALLACY DETECTIVES This class provides students with the basics of a biblical worldview. Designed to combat the modern education system's attack on identity and culture, the Worldview series teaches children to think, analyze, and reason thorugh a biblical worldview. In this junior high/high school course, students will be taught to detect and dismantle the modern cultural misconceptions in a variety of subject areas. Parents purchase the book and read along with the lessons each week as a family. In the class, we will discuss the chapters, ask and answer questions, equip students, and pray together. Textbook required. Supplemental resources encouraged.

7th to 10th

11:20 to 12:10 

MATH LAB / TUTORING The math tutorial session is an opportunity for students to bring in current work or challenging assignments in their homeschool math course to get additional support. Students will work in groups to demonstrate mastery and will also receive one-to-one tutoring assistance.

All Grades

12:40 to 1:30

LIVING HISTORY Maybe you've heard the saying,"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it." This course centers on discussion and application of historical events that have shaped the course of human history. Students will leave feeling inspired to play a culture-shaping role in the choices we make today as citizens of a democratic culture, knowing that those ideas will have consequences for generations to come.

All Grades

12:40 to 1:30

NOVEL IN A YEAR Write your first book! The One Year Adventure Novel course will help 5th to 10th grade students understand and apply basic elements of storytelling in the creation of a rough draft of a unique adventure novel in one school year (two semesters). Writing, editing, reading, and rereading of drafts will assist in the fine-tuning of the student’s grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and organization. At the end of the year, students have the option of publishing their original novel. Required Text: The Compass by Daniel Schwabauer (available from the publisher at clearwaterpress.com).

4th to 10th

1:35 to 2:25

EXPLORING CREATION WITH ZOOLOGY: LAND ANIMALS What separates people from apes? Could a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3! This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Families will snuggle together and discover the amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rexes— this safari doesn’t end there! Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. Expected Homework: 30 minutes/week with additional project time for 5-6th grade. Textbook required.

4th to 6th

1:35 to 2:25

THURSDAY CLASSES

CLASS / COURSE

AGES / GRADES

CLASS TIME

EARLY LEARNERS (parent directed) The Early Learners program is a supportive, parent-directed program for 2-5 year olds. Working together in a community-centric model, parents lead hands-on, interactive sessions and play-based learning activities that help young students develop curiosity and wonder. Students will build foundations in math, science, art, reading, music, physical education, and innovation in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

Ages 2.8 to 5

9:30 to noon

INTRO TO SPEECH AND DEBATE Learn the art of public speaking, persuasive communication, and memorization skills in Intro to Speech and Debate. Students will study and memorize portions of historic speeches and Bible passages, learn to organize their thoughts for speech writing, and practice delivering speeches in both small and large groups. Students will also learn how to defend and oppose talking points in lively debates, learning the manner and form of formal debate etiquette.

3rd to 8th

9:30 to 10:20

CLASSICAL RICHES: LITERATURE AND ARTISTS (Part 1 of a Year-long Course) Classical Riches is a beautifully curated course designed to bring elements of a Renaissance education into today’s homeschooled child’s world. This course will focus on developing your child’s taste for academic richness in the following five categories: (1) Introduction to classical art pieces by such artists as Rembrandt, Van Eyck, and Botticelli, including the history of the artist, context for the painting, and the opportunity to replicate each work of art, (2) Development of beautiful italic penmanship using the Getty-Dubay method, (3) Exposure to classical music pieces by the likes of famous composer George Frideric Handel and others. Students will be prompted to create a mental scene to help identify and connect with each composition, (4) Read-alouds of character-building classical stories from The Children’s Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (oral narrations will follow each reading to increase comprehension and develop articulation) and (5) Rehearsal of etiquette and manners learned through social skill activities and story-based scenarios. Join us as we embark on a truly rich and classical education that is sure to set your child apart for a lifetime!

K to 6th

9:30 to 10:20

APOLOGIA GENERAL SCIENCE This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. Includes many hands-on experiments. Expected Homework: 2-4 hours/week. Additional Supply Fee: $20/semester.

6th to 8th

9:30 to 10:20

WORD PROBLEMS AND MATH GAMES Learn math skills in a dynamic, competitive environment! Students will apply practical math to word problems and real-life mathematical computations that will help students see the everyday value of being a math mind.

3rd to 6th

10:25 to 11:15

KINDER FUN Kinder fun is all about read-alouds of classic stories, hands on science, art appreciation and literacy support for your young learner. Explore stories of virtue, adventure, and history through play, art, and early language arts. This class is designed to nurture the developmental skills of 5-6 year olds.

K only

10:25 to 11:15

HOLY HANDICRAFTS Holy Handicrafts provides a creative and spiritually stimulating space in which your child can practice new skills and relish in the work of their hands! Each handicraft will provide a natural segue into a teacher-facilitated discussion surrounding the topics of rest and creativity. With plenty of hands-on creating time, students will delight in learning such skills as candle-making, pottery, rock-painting and more!

K to 6th

10:25 to 11:15 

PHYSICAL FITNESS This class will get your child's heart pumping with dynamic sports and game activities. The main goal is to get your child to exercise and to teach them the proper attitudes through competition and winning or losing. Spiritual principles will also be taught as a means of linking activity with learning.

K to 6th

10:25 to 11:15 

VOCAL ENSEMBLE / CHOIR The K-12 youth choir is designed to teach students how to sing comfortably in a group setting and learn to work together with a wide variety of ages and abilities. Musical selections include modern, pop, spirituals, hymns, and other genres. Students may audition for solo or duet pieces as well. At the end of the semester, students will be invited to demonstrate their work, including a performance at the Semester Showcase.

K to 8th

11:20 to 12:10 

INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Calling all future marketplace influencers! The Intro to Entrepreneurship course is designed to inspire future business leaders to dream big! Students will learn how to design a product, write a basic business plan, analyze financial need, and market to their demographic.

K to 6th

11:20 to 12:10 

FUTURE FOODIES This course is designed with two purposes in mind. First, given the propensity in Western culture for unhealthy eating and a general lack of education about health, nutrition, and personal responsibility, this course purposes to help students discover the most nutrient-rich foods for their particular body types and lifestyles. Second, the course is designed to help students build on that knowledge with creative ideas that they can take home to their own kitchens. Students will need a notebook and a two-pocket folder for storing recipes as well as small amounts of various foods to class for cooking. The final weeks of class, students will write and create their own unique recipes for a junior chef cook-off competition.

4th to 8th

11:20 to 12:10 

MATH LAB / TUTORING The math tutorial session is an opportunity for students to bring in current work or challenging assignments in their homeschool math course to get additional support. Students will work in groups to demonstrate mastery and will also receive one-to-one tutoring assistance.

All Grades

12:40 to 1:30

SOCRATIC CHAPEL: INTRODUCTION TO THE EPISTLES A mini version of CVCU’s Socratic chapel, this course is an interactive Bible-study discussion centering on the archeology, historicity, language, application, and cultural context of the book of selected Epistles. Students will need to read chapters every week prior to attending class. Includes a student-led worship segment. Parents welcome!

All Grades

12:40 to 1:30

APOLOGIA BIOLOGY WITH LAB This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. Expected Homework: 3-5 hours/week. Additional Supply Fee: $25/semester. Textbook required.

9th to 10th

1:35 to 2:25

IEW WRITING LAB In this hands-on lab course, young writers will learn proper written communication skills, including sentence and paragraph structure as well as vocabulary development. More advanced writers will have the opportunity to practice writing like the masters, reading passages from classical literature and using emulation to improve syntax, vocabulary, and research skills.

All Grades

1:35 to 2:25