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THE ACADEMY at CVCU

2023 SPRING SCHEDULE

Accepted students will receive a link to online registration. View course schedules below. 

TUESDAY CORE CLASSES

TUESDAY CORE

Tuesday Core: Looking for a mix of core and elective support? Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a balance of both! Choose one class or a whole day of classes, whatever best fits your family's schedule. Please note: Some classes meet twice a week; click the description for information. 

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 2.5 to 5

9:30 to noon

APOLOGIA WORLDVIEW The Apologia Worldview series is designed to help develop a biblical worldview. Parents purchase the book and read along with the lessons each week as a family. In this parent-led class, we will take turns discussing the chapters and praying with students. Textbook required: Who Is God? Available at apologia.com and Amazon. Apologia Worldview is free for any registered CVCU student.

K to 6th

9:30 to 10:00

SOCRATIC CHAPEL: INTERMEDIATE Join us for CVCU’s signature Socratic chapel model at the intermediate level! Students will read and discuss select scriptures, learning about the Bible’s application to family, work, life, education, and friendship. A hard-copy Bible and a notebook or journal are required for this course. Chapel is free for any registered CVCU student.

7th to 10th

9:30 to 10:00

EXPLORING MATHEMATICS BLOCK Exploring Creation with Mathematics is a hands-on, interactive math curriculum filled with activities, projects, and games that help students comprehend and make the connections between math, science, business, art, our world, and our universe. Most importantly, students will begin to comprehend how mathematics gives us a glimpse of our Creator. This class meets twice a week. Textbook required: Available at apologia.com and Amazon.

K to 3rd

10:00 to 10:55

IEW WRITING & READING BLOCK We use the tried-and-tested classical approach to writing supported by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW focuses on skill development that is built on a mentorship model: Children learn good writing skills by being exposed to great writers. If all that children ever read is “text speak,” that elementary level of communication will be their ceiling. Just as we need mentors to help us achieve greatness in life, writers need to be exposed to good writing to reach new heights in communication. Students will have two days of instructional time, where concepts are explained, outlines are established, and victories are celebrated. Students will complete their writings at home. This class meets twice a week. Textbook purchase required. Available at IEW.com.

4th to 6th

10:00 to 10:55

APOLOGIA MARINE BIOLOGY SCIENCE BLOCK This course concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. Textbook required. Expected Homework: 2 hours of reading/week. This class meets twice a week. Supply Fee: $25/semester. Available at apologia.com and Amazon.

7th to 10th  

10:00 to 10:55

APOLOGIA ZOOLOGY SCIENCE BLOCK God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed. Apologia’s second zoology book will take you and your family on a delightful exploration into the wonders of the swimming creatures. This class meets twice a week. Textbook required. Supply fee: $15/semester. Available at apologia.com and Amazon.

K to 3rd

11:00 to 11:55

EXPLORING MATHEMATICS BLOCK Exploring Creation with Mathematics is a hands-on, interactive math curriculum filled with activities, projects, and games that help students comprehend and make the connections between math, science, business, art, our world, and our universe. Most importantly, students will begin to comprehend how mathematics gives us a glimpse of our Creator. This class meets twice a week. Textbook required: Available at apologia.com and Amazon.

4th to 6th

11:00 to 11:55

IEW WRITING BLOCK CVCU uses the tried-and-tested classical approach to writing supported by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW focuses on skill development that is built on a mentorship model: Students learn good writing skills by being exposed to great writers. If all that teens ever read is “text speak,” an elementary level of communication will be their communication ceiling. Just as we need mentors to help us achieve greatness in life, writers need to be exposed to good writing to reach new heights in communication. Students will have two days of instructional time, where concepts are explained, outlines are established, and victories are celebrated. Students will complete their writings at home. This class meets twice a week. Textbook purchase required. Available at IEW.com.

7th to 10th

11:00 to 11:55

LUNCH Lunch for all ages

ALL AGES

12:00 to 12:40

IEW WRITING & READING BLOCK CVCU uses the tried-and-tested classical approach to writing supported by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW focuses on skill development that is built on a mentorship model: Children learn good writing skills by being exposed to great writers. If all that children ever read is “text speak,” that elementary level of communication will be their ceiling. Just as we need mentors to help us achieve greatness in life, writers need to be exposed to good writing to reach new heights in communication. Students will have two days of instructional time, where concepts are explained, outlines are established, and victories are celebrated. Students will complete their writings at home. This class meets twice a week. Textbook purchase required. Available at IEW.com.

K to 3rd

12:45 to 1:40

APOLOGIA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY SCIENCE BLOCK Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is an elementary level Anatomy and Physiology book that gives glory to God as children discover all that goes on in their bodies from their heads to the nails on their toes! Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through fourteen lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and more! This class meets twice a week. Textbook purchase required. Supply fee: $15/semester. Available at apologia.com and Amazon.

4th to 6th

12:45 to 1:40

TEACHING TEXTBOOKS MATHEMATICS BLOCK In this tutorial session, students will cover a range of mathematical constructs designed to support their at-home studies in geometry, algebra, and basic math. Geometry is the branch of mathematics mainly concerned with two and three-dimensional figures and their properties. This course uses elements of algebra, inductive and deductive reasoning, constructions, measurement, and geometry to explore these properties. Algebra 1 covers fundamental algebraic skills like operations, algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, probability and statistics, and geometric connections. This class meets twice a week. Teaching Textbook access required through TeachingTextbooks.com.

7th to 10th

12:45 to 1:40

INTRO TO ART Everyone is an artist of some kind, and CVCU believes in awakening the artist within! One of the best ways to encourage artistic development is through exposure to a wide variety of art mediums, as well as the exploration of various techniques and applications. Visual art education strengthens student problem solving and critical thinking skills adding to the overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world. Students are introduced to the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, value, form, space) and principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity). Students learn to apply the elements and principles in order to evaluate, analyze and interpret art through the ages, using the elements and principles in the creation of their own take-­home "masterpieces" that will be displayed in our end-­of-the-­semester art gallery and performance showcase. $20 supply fee.

K to 3rd

1:45 to 2:40

INTRO TO ART Everyone is an artist of some kind, and CVCU believes in awakening the artist within! One of the best ways to encourage artistic development is through exposure to a wide variety of art mediums, as well as the exploration of various techniques and applications. Visual art education strengthens student problem solving and critical thinking skills adding to the overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world. Students are introduced to the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, value, form, space) and principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity). Students learn to apply the elements and principles in order to evaluate, analyze and interpret art through the ages, using the elements and principles in the creation of their own take-­home "masterpieces" that will be displayed in our end-­of-the-­semester art gallery and performance showcase. $20 supply fee.

4th to 6th

1:45 to 2:40

PE GAMES Through a fun but focused approach on physical health, PE classes are designed to assist students in the development of gross motor skills, an awareness of the need for care of the body as a temple of the Lord, and the development of lifelong habits of cardiovascular workouts and isometric exercises that can be used anywhere. No textbook or additional materials required.

7th to 10th

1:45 to 2:40

THURSDAY ELECTIVE

THURSDAY ELECTIVE CLASSES

Thursday Electives: If you're looking for a little elective support or community for your K-6th homeschooler, join us on Thursdays for our "electives only" model.

CLASS / COURSE

AGES / GRADES

CLASS TIME

SOCRATIC CHAPEL FOR BEGINNERS Join us for CVCU’s signature Socratic chapel model in mini form! Students will read and discuss select scriptures, learning about the Bible’s application to family, work, life, education, and friendship. Students will need a hard-copy Bible and a notebook or journal for this course. Chapel is free for any registered CVCU student.

K to 6th

9:30 to 10:00

FOUNDATIONS FOR NEW HOMESCHOOLERS This Foundations course is a mentor-driven model that equips new homeschooling parents and students for the road ahead. Learn about best practices, learning styles, new curricula, scheduling, teaching multiple ages, and more. We are here to support you on the journey!

K to 6th

10:00 to 11:55

CRAZY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS This class introduces young learners to the basic foundations of scientific discovery, hypothesis, and science fun through experimentation. Learn about a variety of messy, loud, and exciting scientific concepts in this engaging, hands-on class. No textbook required. Supply fee: $20/semester.

K to 6th

10:00 to 10:55

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.

Ages 5 & 6

10:00 to 10:55

MATH GAMES In Math Games, students engage in calculation and computation without even realizing they are actually learning! The games are offered in both team and individual formats, giving a little friendly competition to motivate intrinsic learning. The level of the math used in these games will vary by grade/age. This goal of the class is to foster a love for learning math, allowing children who may have been intimidated by math to conquer that fear and blast through their “math barriers.” We hope to see you in math games!

K to 6th

10:00 - 10:55

INTRO TO RHYTHM & PERCUSSION 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 6th

11:00 to 11:55

READERS' THEATER From learning stage positions and blocking, acting out commercials, and memorizing short monologues, students are sure to gain confidence on stage and have fun with their peers. Students will use costumes and props to assist them in gaining deeper understanding of the importance of stage presence involving eye contact, body language, facial expressions, voice, and use of gestures with their varying roles and characters. The class will provide a safe and fun setting for any student, from the shy or timid student to the overly exaggerative, expressive, dramatic actor/actress in training. Materials required: 3 Ring Notebook (with side pockets preferred), informal costumes props (upon request), and two highlighter pens of different colors. *Note-­Students must be able to read at a 1st to 2rd grade level.

3rd to 6th

11:00 - 11:55

LUNCH Lunch for all ages

ALL AGES

12:00 to 12:40

INTRO TO COOKING & SEWING In this introductory class, students will learn basic principles of home economics, including basic cooking, nutrition, meal-planning, and sewing basics from basic mending skills to making simple purses and clothing. No experience necessary. $15 supply fee.

K to 6th

12:45 to 1:40

INTRO TO DANCE We believe the arts exist to bring glory to God. This dance class incorporates several types of dance depending on student demographic, including ballet, modern, and hip-­hop dance, offering basic foundational skills and an awareness of using movement to worshiping God through art, returning to Him the gifts He has given to us. Students have the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned at the Semester Showcase performance. No material fees, experience, or text required.

K to 6th

12:45 to 1:40

CREATIVE WRITING Students learn the art of creative writing by emulating great writers throughout history. Poetry, prose, and short essays will serve as mentor models for syntax, rhythm, vocabulary development, and storytelling. No materials or experience required.

K to 6th

12:45 to 1:40

STUDENT CLUBS & BOARDGAMES Join us for this free student and parent-led block! Students will experience opportunities for leadership and relational development as they work together to create and lead clubs, including student leadership, chess, board games, and similar activities. Play is learning, and the games block provides the margin needed for relational development and critical thinking skills. This block is free for any registered CVCU student.

ALL AGES

1:45 to 2:40

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