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      1st hour

      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Guitar Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age Groups1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameSpencer Hanson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$297/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomLibrary
      CurriculumSyllabus is tailored to fit the learning style, musical interest, and pace that is appropriate for the individual student.
      HomeworkDaily practice (15-30 minutes or more)
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsStudents will need their own instrument. Instructor is able to provide information for the purchase of a quality, beginning level instrument; needed before the start of class.
      Hal Leonard guitar method books 1-3
      Binder with Lined paper
      Tablature paper
      DescriptionAs a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioSpencer Hanson has been playing music avidly for the last 13 years. He attended Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music, with his main instrument being the classical guitar. During his time at EMU, Spencer was a member of multiple jazz combos, where he played electric jazz guitar, as well as electric and double bass. With these jazz combos he has performed at events such as the Eastern Michigan University Regent’s Dinner, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 5:01 Jazz in Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Spencer is also part of a local band that has played numerous shows in states across the Midwest.
      As a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Martial Arts Gold and Above

      DisciplineMartial Arts
      Age Groups3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)This class is designed for students Gold Belt and above.

      Instructor NameBrandon Lockman
      Tuition/Materials Fees$100/$15 Uniform/pads
      Class Size6 to 20
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomGym B
      Homework10-15 minutes 2-3 times per week
      PrerequisitesAchieved a gold belt or above in previous a class.
      Materials$15 covers the cost of the uniform for the new students, or the hand pads for those attending their 2nd semester of martial arts, or the foot pads for those attending their third semester of martial arts. If the student already has everything, they don't need to pay the equipment fee.
      DescriptionOur classes are based on our instructor's certifications and experience in several martial arts including Choi Kwang-Do, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. Our style of teaching is an exciting and innovative approach to martial arts that combines all of the positive aspects of traditional martial arts - such as character development and positive mental attitude - with a training system that is pure innovation! Our system provides the most effective martial arts system for today's modern society that is easy to learn - yet provides a complete health system for both body and mind. Unlike many martial arts used for athletic competition, our system is designed to enhance students’ overall health, fitness, and well-being. 
      It is highly recommended that students that are Orange Belt and above attend two classes per week in order to keep the progressing at a normal rate, motivated, and keep them passionate about their martial arts' training.
      If you have any questions, please contact Master Lockman at 734 424-5125

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioMaster Brandon Lockman trained in Choi Kwang-Do Martial Art International for 18 years. In May of 2007 Master Lockman received his fifth degree Black Belt at the twentieth anniversary for Choi Kwang-Do (CKD), making him the youngest master in CKD world-wide.

      Master Lockman and his martial art school (The Black Belt Academy) are a part of Kinect Martial Art International (KMAI). With it’s 40 locations world-wide, KMAI is a diversified martial art organization that embraces several training philosophies from multiple martial arts including Choi Kwang-Do, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

      Recently, Master Lockman celebrated the Black Belt Academy’s seventh year of being open as a full-time martial arts academy. As a part of celebrating this anniversary, Master lockman has tested and recieved his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER ADD/DROP.
      High School Credit1
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Painting with Acrylics

      DisciplineArt
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)This class is for students age 11 and above.
      Instructor NameTerisa Tengler
      Tuition/Materials Fees$75/$25
      Class Size4 to 18
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room10/11
      MaterialsStudents should wear paint clothes or bring long smocks to every class.
      DescriptionThis semester in Acrylic Painting, students will spend half the semester on group projects and half the semester on the project of their own choosing. Among the group projects will be a scenic painting and a still life - which will be set up in the classroom.
      As a class, we'll focus on a few important techniques: shading, blending and perspective.
      Students should expect to create at least 4 frameable works of art throughout the semester.
      As always, no previous experience or drawing skills are necessary. Veteran students are encouraged to return, and new students are warmly welcome!
      This class is for students aged 11 years and above. It will be a bright and fun hour of color and technique set to the best playlist anyone ever heard!

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioTerisa started drawing at 5 years old from watching her mother who could draw beautifully. Terisa has won awards throughout her school and career for drawing, architectural design and drawing, and photography. In college she was able to study alongside artists like Sam Houston who is well known for his beautiful watercolor landscapes. She graduated from Carson Newman College with a BA in photography and art. She was in the Who's Who for college photography the year she graduated.
      She taught photography for a large camp. Worked as a portrait photographer for many years. She has done commissioned oil painting and taught acrylics and painting in homeschool groups. She also is in the planning stages of a business/ministry teaching acrylics to women in churches that will have a spiritual discussion.
      She recently has connected with her extended family in Sweden and realized artistic abilities run in the family. Many of them and their ancestors are artist as well. They even have their own family fb page dedicated just to share their artistic endeavors.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      5th-12th Grade Choir

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$35/$5 material fee for music
      Class Size10 to 100
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      DescriptionCome sing in the Choir! This class will focus on vocal technique, harmonizing, ear training and fun! Choir helps to develop musicality and teamwork principles. New students welcome.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit1
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Violin/Voice Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
      Instructor NameKate Talo
      Tuition/Materials Fees$240/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room1
      HomeworkPractice 15-30 minutes of daily practice.
      DescriptionEach lesson will be a private, weekly, 30 minute tutoring session where students will receive individualized instruction, feedback and practice on their instrument/voice. Students will benefit most if they commit to 15 - 20 (30 for older students) minutes of daily practice of assigned
      work. My goal is to create a comfortable, fun environment where students feel free to make mistakes and learn from them, hopefully avoiding too much frustration which can lead to discouragement and quitting.

      I will choose appropriate materials needed to be purchased throughout the semester and school year.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioI have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and have been teaching or caring for children since
      my graduation in 1998. My experience includes, most recently, teaching private voice, violin and piano, and previously working in public and private schools as a music teacher for grades ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I also have experience as
      a nanny and preschool teacher.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      ASL

      DisciplineWorld Languages
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)This is a wide age range to teach foundational ASL.
      Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Second Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$15/$0
      Class Size5 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room27
      CurriculumYou'll need the book "A Basic Course in American Sign Language second Edition" and access to the internet.
      Homework Minimal homework other than to practice using signs.
      DescriptionThis class will be a continuation of the previous Beginning American sign language though new-comers are welcome. We will be learning more signs and phrases using games, music, and worksheets. The students will continue to build their vocabulary with storytelling and weekly vocabulary sheets. The instructor of this class is TBD. PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit1
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Progressive Portrait Drawing

      Disciplineart
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameCory Hinman
      Tuition/Materials Fees$25/$12 all materials will be provided
      Class Size2 to 8
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room30
      Descriptionin Progressive portrait Drawing we will learn about tonally rendering the portrait bust,the classic head and shoulders portrait. Our drawing medium will be Conte crayon, a flexible medium similar to both charcoal and pastel.
      We will learn techniques for modeling (shading) basic geometric forms and apply this experience to rendering the complex form of the human head.
      We will study the head's structural and anatomical aspects to better inform our drawing choices. All materials will be provided.
      ALL PROFESSIONAL CLASS FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE AFTER CLASs REGISTRATION CLOSES
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Advanced Biology/Anatomy and Physiology Lecture

      DisciplineScience
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameStephanie Smith
      Tuition/Materials Fees$85/$5
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      CurriculumApologia Advanced Biology Text Book 2nd edition: The Human Body (ISBN: 978-1- 935495-72- 7) and the companion Anatomy Coloring Book (Kaplan) (ISBN: 978-4195-5040-9) (both available from Apologia, Sonlight, Rainbow Resources and other book suppliers). A detailed schedule for reading, homework and tests will be supplied to the participants before the first semester begins.
      HomeworkWeekly homework will be assigned and will count toward the final grade. This will take approximately 1 hour a day.
      PrerequisitesOne year of General Science and (preferably) one year each of High School Chemistry and High School Biology (exceptions may be made on a case by case basis after discussion with the Instructor)
      MaterialsThree ring binder and dividers
      DescriptionThis class must be taken with A&P Lab.

      This is an advanced biology course. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail. The course is divided into 16 modules. In studying these your student will learn about histology; the integumentary and skeletal systems; muscle histology and physiology; the skeletal muscle system; the central and peripheral nervous systems; the endocrine system; the circulatory system; the lymphatic system; the digestive system; the respiratory system; the urinary system; and the reproductive system.

      PLEASE NOTE: The course text covers the human reproductive system in detail, including frank (not pornographic) illustrations and descriptions. If you are uncomfortable with this then you may opt to have your student not attend that week’s class.

      HONORS OPTION: An honors option is available which includes some extra assignments.
      This class will meet for 12 weeks in the fall with the expectation that students will complete the second half of the class in the spring.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER ADD/DROP.
      Instructor Bio Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. My work experience includes teaching as a college professor, working in the UK government regulatory department for the food industry and working as a research microbiologist in the industry. I have taught high school science classes to homeschool students for 13 years.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit1.0 With Lab
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      US History

      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameTerry Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 Online Fee
      Class Size2 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionStudents will gain an understanding of the major events in the history of our nation. While a general overview will be part of the class, a deeper dive into the Founding and Cold War eras will be emphasized. Flipped classroom model used, meaning lecture materials will be used at home, while classroom discussion further cements the lessons. Writing assignments could be incorporated via a cross-over effort with english/writing instructors.

      Approximately 2 hours of online lectures per week.

      Access to online learning

      The course fee will be determined by the number of students registered and the cost of the online course. This is usually around $10.
      Instructor BioTerry Brennan is an Explorers dad who has spent decades training the Ann Arbor community. His company works with people in their homes to develop personalized training plans based on their unique circumstances. Terry Brennan is a CPT with decades of experience training the Ann Arbor community. He owns the Unbreakable Training Co. which offers personal training to adults and small group training for off-season student athletes. Terry is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is insured.
      High School Credit1/2


      2nd hour

      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Guitar Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age Groups1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameSpencer Hanson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$297/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomLibrary
      CurriculumSyllabus is tailored to fit the learning style, musical interest, and pace that is appropriate for the individual student.
      HomeworkDaily practice (15-30 minutes or more)
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsStudents will need their own instrument. Instructor is able to provide information for the purchase of a quality, beginning level instrument; needed before the start of class.
      Hal Leonard guitar method books 1-3
      Binder with Lined paper
      Tablature paper
      DescriptionAs a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioSpencer Hanson has been playing music avidly for the last 13 years. He attended Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music, with his main instrument being the classical guitar. During his time at EMU, Spencer was a member of multiple jazz combos, where he played electric jazz guitar, as well as electric and double bass. With these jazz combos he has performed at events such as the Eastern Michigan University Regent’s Dinner, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 5:01 Jazz in Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Spencer is also part of a local band that has played numerous shows in states across the Midwest.
      As a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science

      DisciplineScience
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)This class is for 7th-9th grade.
      Instructor NameChristie Bonk
      Second Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$20 materials fee
      Class Size4 to 18
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room4/5
      CurriculumApologia General Science 2nd edition by Dr. Jay Wile. Students must have the textbook and bring it with them to each class.
      HomeworkThis year in General Science we will cover the topics from Apologia General Science 2nd edition.I love doing science experiments so we'll do some hands on learning most weeks. We'll discuss the topics' do the experiments, follow up with reading and questions at home, and take short module quizzes in class. Students will need a copy of the text book.
      DescriptionThis year in General Science we will cover the topics from Apologia General Science 2nd edition. I love doing hands on science experiments so we will do some hands-on learning most weeks. We'll discuss the topics, do the experiments, follow-up with reading and questions at home, and take short module quizzes in class. Students will need a copy of the textbook.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Violin/Voice Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
      Instructor NameKate Talo
      Tuition/Materials Fees$240/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room1
      HomeworkPractice 15-30 minutes of daily practice.
      DescriptionEach lesson will be a private, weekly, 30 minute tutoring session where students will receive individualized instruction, feedback and practice on their instrument/voice. Students will benefit most if they commit to 15 - 20 (30 for older students) minutes of daily practice of assigned
      work. My goal is to create a comfortable, fun environment where students feel free to make mistakes and learn from them, hopefully avoiding too much frustration which can lead to discouragement and quitting.

      I will choose appropriate materials needed to be purchased throughout the semester and school year.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioI have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and have been teaching or caring for children since
      my graduation in 1998. My experience includes, most recently, teaching private voice, violin and piano, and previously working in public and private schools as a music teacher for grades ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I also have experience as
      a nanny and preschool teacher.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Strength and Conditioning Lab

      DisciplinePhysical Education
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Students should be 13+ years of age
      Instructor NameTerry Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$95/$0
      Class Size6 to 20
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room101
      DescriptionA challenging weekly training session combined with a short classroom segment focused on teaching the basics of proper athletic movement, nutrition, and program design.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioTerry Brennan is an Explorers dad who has spent decades training the Ann Arbor community. His company works with people in their homes to develop personalized training plans based on their unique circumstances. Terry Brennan is a CPT with decades of experience training the Ann Arbor community. He owns the Unbreakable Training Co. which offers personal training to adults and small group training for off-season student athletes. Terry is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is insured.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      C.S. Lewis Book Club

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Open to 7th grade and up.
      Instructor NameKirsten Moran
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room30
      HomeworkTBD- Several chapters per week.
      MaterialsStudents required to acquire books. Book titles to be determined.
      DescriptionWe are going to read works by C.S. Lewis this year. we're going to read some of his other books in addition to The Chronicles of Narnia. I will email out the reading list later in the summer after the library opens again. I hope that this will be a fun class, but that will be difficult it the students don't get the books on time and read them. So, please be committed if you sign up.
      Instructor BioKirsten has been homeschooling for seven years. She loves that she has found something to do with her history degree. She loves to read, especially historical fiction.
      Class Description

      Calligraphy

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameKrista Woon
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$45 Materials Fee
      Class Size2 to 10
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Descriptioncal·lig·ra·phy

      Decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.
      The art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush

      Join us to learn this beautiful art!

      To be purchased by instructor.
      If you already have the calligraphy pen set, your fee will be reduced.
      High School Credit1/2
      Class Description

      Film Making

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameAnn Kueffner
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0 TBD
      Class Size2 to 8
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionTBD
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Advanced Biology/Anatomy & Physiology Lab

      DisciplineScience
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameStephanie Smith
      Tuition/Materials Fees$85/$25 covers prepared slides, dissection specimens & photocopying
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      CurriculumApologia’s Advanced Biology 2nd edition: The Human Body (ISBN: 978-1-935495-72-7)

      HomeworkWeekly lab reports.
      Homework, class participation and test results will contribute to the final grade.
      PrerequisitesHigh School Biology and Chemistry preferred, any exceptions will be given in consultation with instructor.
      MaterialsMicroscope (lab partners may share), lab notebook
      DescriptionThis Class must be taken with A&P Lecture.

      This laboratory course is the complement to the Anatomy and Physiology lecture class. Students will examine prepared slides of human cells, carry out dissections of a fetal pig, mammalian heart, sheep’s kidney, mammalian brain, and a cow’s eye, as well as other activities which demonstrate the concepts being studied. This is a 12 week class in the fall with the expectation that students will complete the second half of the class in the spring . Location TBD.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER ADD/DROP.
      Instructor Bio Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. My work experience includes teaching as a college professor, working in the UK government regulatory department for the food industry and working as a research microbiologist in the industry. I have taught high school science classes to homeschool students for 13 years.
      High School Credit1.0 With Lecture
      Professional Class?Professional


      3rd hour

      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Guitar Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age Groups1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameSpencer Hanson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$297/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomLibrary
      CurriculumSyllabus is tailored to fit the learning style, musical interest, and pace that is appropriate for the individual student.
      HomeworkDaily practice (15-30 minutes or more)
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsStudents will need their own instrument. Instructor is able to provide information for the purchase of a quality, beginning level instrument; needed before the start of class.
      Hal Leonard guitar method books 1-3
      Binder with Lined paper
      Tablature paper
      DescriptionAs a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioSpencer Hanson has been playing music avidly for the last 13 years. He attended Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music, with his main instrument being the classical guitar. During his time at EMU, Spencer was a member of multiple jazz combos, where he played electric jazz guitar, as well as electric and double bass. With these jazz combos he has performed at events such as the Eastern Michigan University Regent’s Dinner, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 5:01 Jazz in Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Spencer is also part of a local band that has played numerous shows in states across the Midwest.
      As a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Violin/Voice Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
      Instructor NameKate Talo
      Tuition/Materials Fees$240/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room1
      HomeworkPractice 15-30 minutes of daily practice.
      DescriptionEach lesson will be a private, weekly, 30 minute tutoring session where students will receive individualized instruction, feedback and practice on their instrument/voice. Students will benefit most if they commit to 15 - 20 (30 for older students) minutes of daily practice of assigned
      work. My goal is to create a comfortable, fun environment where students feel free to make mistakes and learn from them, hopefully avoiding too much frustration which can lead to discouragement and quitting.

      I will choose appropriate materials needed to be purchased throughout the semester and school year.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioI have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and have been teaching or caring for children since
      my graduation in 1998. My experience includes, most recently, teaching private voice, violin and piano, and previously working in public and private schools as a music teacher for grades ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I also have experience as
      a nanny and preschool teacher.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Apologia Exploring Creation with Health & Nutrition

      DisciplineScience
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameChristine Henson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 materials
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room101
      CurriculumSet includes the Hardcover Textbook and Student Notebook (both are required for the course). The Solutions manual is available for free on the publisher's website (access information is provided with textbook purchase). Solutions Manual contains answers to the study guide and exams.
      HomeworkApproximately 3 hours per week
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsCourse requires the textbook, student notebook, Internet access and basic exercise equipment (fitness ball, athletic shoes, cushioned floor).
      DescriptionApologia's newest curriculum, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults. Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This 15-module course, which includes both a hardcover textbook and a spiral bound notebook, covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the inestimable value of another human being, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet. Over 50 projects, noted in the textbook and included in the student notebook, cover materials such as nature versus nurture, personal temperament, good decision-making skills, boundary setting, analyzing food intake and activity levels, creating good hygiene habits, keeping a sleep record, as well as so much more.

      The companion notebook is designed to be used with Apologia's Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, and contains all projects, study guides and tests needed to complete the course.
      Additional InformationThis is a full health textbook. Some students may not be matured enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity levels.
      High School Credit1
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology

      DisciplineScience
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Age (Notes) 8th graders allowed with instructor permission
      NOTES ABOUT AGE - This class includes a significant workload outside of class meeting time. Thus, students must be disciplined and capable of independent work to be successful in it. Eighth graders who are advanced in their science curriculum and with a mature attitude to school work are welcome to register for this class with the permission of the instructor.
      Instructor NameStephanie Smith
      Tuition/Materials Fees$150/$30 Materials, specimens, photocopying, etc.
      Class Size5 to 20
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room104/105
      CurriculumStudents are responsible to purchase or borrow a text book (Exploring Creation with Biology - J Wile 2nd Edition ISBN 1-932012-54-0)
      HomeworkStudents will be expected to work outside class time for approximately an hour a day (5-6 hours a week) although this time will vary from student to student and week to week. Assignments will be given that must be completed in the following week.
      PrerequisitesStudents must have a firm grounding in middle-school level general and physical science.
      Materials All other class materials and supplies are included in the class fee. Students provide a looseleaf binder with lined paper and 5 section dividers, writing implements, rulers, etc. Some students elect to purchase the spiral bound student notebook that accompanies the textbook but they will still need a binder for homework assignments. DO NOT purchase the solution manual. I will send out solutions to the study guide as well as send tests home with students for parents to proctor. You will not need the solution manual.
      Description This class will take a taxonomic approach to studying Biology primarily using the 5 major kingdom approach to classification. The class will also include a brief study of biochemistry as well as a discussion of cellular anatomy and cellular reproduction. In addition the course includes modules that explore theories of the origin of life as well as a unit on ecological considerations. Laboratory exercises will include instruction and practice in the use of microscopes to observe and identify microscopic organisms, a microscopic study of various plant and animal tissues, microscopic observation of cellular reproduction, as well as 5 animal and plant dissections. The premise of the class is that biology is the study of living organisms interacting with one another in creation.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor Bio Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. My work experience includes teaching as a college professor, working in the UK government regulatory department for the food industry and working as a research microbiologist in the industry. I have taught high school science classes to homeschool students for 13 years.
      Additional InformationThis class will be all of 3rd hour and 20 minutes of lunch to include a lecture and a lab. This does count as a lab science. Although this does not reduce the course work load on Instructor or student, Mrs. Smith has reduced the class fee accordingly.
      High School Credit1
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Civics HSLDA Generation Joshua’s iCitizen Course

      DisciplineSocial Studies
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameAmy Vink
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 copies
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room4/5
      HomeworkApproximate homework times:
      Read assigned chapter or sections: 1–2 hours
      Answer review questions: 30–45 minutes
      Study for chapter quiz: 30–45 minutes
      Chapter quiz: 15–30 minutes
      Write chapter essay (optional): 2–4 hours (depends on length and amount of research)
      PrerequisitesMost of Generation Joshua’s courses require Adobe Reader to open PDF files. You can download the latest version for free at adobe.com/downloads. Also, since most iCitizen files
      open in a new window, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker for the Generation Joshua website (generationjoshua.org). You can do this by adding Generation Joshua as an exception to your pop-up blocker so that it allows pop-ups from generationjoshua.org.
      DescriptionWelcome to Generation Joshua’s iCitizen course! This is a civics course, not an American government course. As such, iCitizen is not as detailed or as focused on theory as a government course may be. Instead, the focus of iCitizen is on the practical knowledge that all citizens should have about how their government functions and affects them.
      Upon completion of this course, your student will have a better understanding of the history, purpose, and structure of America’s government, America’s role abroad, basic
      economics, and many other important elements of civics and patriotism. Your student will know what it means to be an American citizen and will be equipped to be an engaged
      citizen on the local, state, and national levels of government. Additionally, your student will be well prepared to enroll in a high-school level American government course if desired.
      If this course is being taken with a group, each student must be separately registered for the course in order to gain individual access to the online quizzes and tests.
      Completion certificates are available for each course. If you wish to receive one, please email generationjoshua@hslda.org to request a certificate after completing this course.
      Completion certificates are awarded to students who attain a 70% or higher in the course.
      We will be completing this course in 12 weeks.
      This course costs $49.99 and is payable and registration is online at HSLDA. If you are a member of
      HSLDA then the cost is discounted to $39.99.
      Additional InformationThis course costs $49.99 and is payable and registration is online at HSLDA. If you are a member of
      HSLDA then the cost is discounted to $39.99.
      High School Credit.5
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Arduino Basics

      DisciplineComputer science
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Probaby for about 6th grade on up
      Instructor NameKatie Tilton
      Tuition/Materials Fees$85/$40
      Class Size8 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      MaterialsStudents use laptops, arduino boards and electronics components.
      DescriptionThe Arduino platform is an open-source computer hardware/software platform used by artists,
      designers, students and anyone interested in making something interact with the world around
      them! Automatic pet feeding machines, houseplants that can Tweet and much more can be
      created using an Arduino!
      In this class, students will learn some Arduino basics which will allow them to build and program
      projects using sensors, C code and other hands-on electronic components. Join us and learn to
      program and make your electronics come alive with Arduino!
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioKatie Tilton is the owner of the educational company Brain Monkeys.  She has a B.A. from Hollins College and a teaching certificate from Adrian College.  Katie has been teaching for over 10 years throughout southeastern Michigan and offers classes both in and out of the traditional school setting but enjoys working with homeschool students the most! Brain Monkeys Academy and Katie can be found at www.BrainMonkeys.com.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional


      4th hour

      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader, Linda Hall.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Guitar Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age Groups1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameSpencer Hanson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$297/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomLibrary
      CurriculumSyllabus is tailored to fit the learning style, musical interest, and pace that is appropriate for the individual student.
      HomeworkDaily practice (15-30 minutes or more)
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsStudents will need their own instrument. Instructor is able to provide information for the purchase of a quality, beginning level instrument; needed before the start of class.
      Hal Leonard guitar method books 1-3
      Binder with Lined paper
      Tablature paper
      DescriptionAs a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioSpencer Hanson has been playing music avidly for the last 13 years. He attended Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music, with his main instrument being the classical guitar. During his time at EMU, Spencer was a member of multiple jazz combos, where he played electric jazz guitar, as well as electric and double bass. With these jazz combos he has performed at events such as the Eastern Michigan University Regent’s Dinner, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 5:01 Jazz in Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Spencer is also part of a local band that has played numerous shows in states across the Midwest.
      As a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      High School English & Writing

      DisciplineLanguage Arts
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameAnn Harkleroad
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 copies
      Class Size4 to 14
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room104/105
      CurriculumStudents need to have an Easy Grammar Plus textbook.
      If you get the teacher's edition of the textbook (https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/037846), it includes blank exercises for the students--no need to get both the student and teacher's edition.)
      Student workbook only (https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/037848)

      Students will also need the IEW Student Resourse Packet
      (Scroll down on the IEW link until you see: Student Resource Packet: $19.00)
      https://iew.com/shop/shop-grade-level/level-b-grades-6-8?page=3&f%5B0%5D=im_field_grade_level%3A8
      HomeworkStudents will need to complete Easy Grammar Plus at home along with assigned writings. Parents will be expected to grade the grammar portion of this class. There will be weekly vocabulary to learn as well.
      MaterialsStudents should come to class with a small whiteboard, working dry erase marker, and eraser, as well as a notebook with paper and pencil or pen.
      Access to email
      DescriptionThis writing program uses the Institute for Excellence in Writing technique for teaching students to write organized and thoughtful writing, focusing on the classic 5-paragraph essay. It employs specific writing techniques to encourage colorful vocabulary and interesting sentence structure. Basic grammar is addressed with students doing a grammar program at home with Easy Grammar Plus (directed and corrected by parents--supported in class). Assignments are broken down into easy-to-manage steps, starting with simple essays and ending the school year with longer essays that include bibliographies and citations.
      High School Credit1
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      A Stitch In Time

      DisciplineLife Skills
      Age Groups3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Your student should have the dexterity to learn these movements.
      Instructor NamePatti Cousino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$25/$0
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room27
      HomeworkEach student will want to practice their craft at home to complete their projects
      MaterialsNeedles and yarn
      DescriptionThis is a simple class, maybe more like a club. I will teach some simple knitting techniques and help with any helps that you need. If you want to learn to crochet, then I can also do that. We will have fun. There will be time for talk, and laughter, and maybe some tea and cookies.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Intro to Psychology

      DisciplinePsychology
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Age (Notes)This class includes a significant workload contemplating both science and philosophy. Thus, students must be mature, disciplined and capable of independent work to be successful in it. This class is intended for 11th and 12th graders.
      Instructor NameCatherine Donahue
      Tuition/Materials Fees$125/$40
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Description11th and 12th graders only. This class will introduce students to the study of the wonders of God’s greatest creation; the human mind. It is right and proper for Christian students to study the wonders of the mind, the brain, and human behavior. It is crucial, however, that we approach the study of psychology from a Christian worldview perspective. This class will help students become equipped to recognize and evaluate the worldview assumptions underlying modern psychology’s theories, its schools-of-thought, and its presentation in academia and the culture.
      PROFESSIONAL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioGrowing up the daughter of a "jack-of-all-trades," Cathy Donahue's father gave her an incredible foundation for endeavors of all kinds, including her love for building with wood. Cathy Donahue home schooled their son from kindergarten thru 12th grade, after which he went on for his university degree. Mrs. Donahue has taught in a variety of settings to ages ranging from early childhood thru high school. Through experience and a BA in Counseling/Psychology, she has gained understanding in the learning abilities of all ages. Desiring the Word of God as her foundation in life, she obtained a second major in Theology and double-minored in Speech Communication and Childhood Development.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit1
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Intro to Computer Science

      DisciplineComputer Science
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)5th grade on up
      Instructor NameKatie Tilton
      Tuition/Materials Fees$85/$40
      Class Size8 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionIn this course students will be using the the micro:bit board. The micro:bit was created in 2015
      in the UK by the BBC to teach computer science to students. The BBC gave away a micro:bit to
      every Year 7 student in the UK. You can think of a micro:bit as a mini computer.
      Learning about computer science using the micro:bit is a great way to learn about variables,
      arrays, algorithms and bits, bytes and binary. Come create, make and learn about computer
      science in this hands on course!
      PROFESSIONAL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioKatie Tilton is the owner of the educational company Brain Monkeys.  She has a B.A. from Hollins College and a teaching certificate from Adrian College.  Katie has been teaching for over 10 years throughout southeastern Michigan and offers classes both in and out of the traditional school setting but enjoys working with homeschool students the most! Brain Monkeys Academy and Katie can be found at www.BrainMonkeys.com.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      STEAM

      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Teams will be formed utilizing older/ younger student mentoring.
      Instructor NameAmy Parrish
      Second Instructor NameMarie Skrobola
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$20
      Class Size2 to 10
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionIn this class, students will work in teams or groups to do projects that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.


      5th hour

      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Guitar Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age Groups1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameSpencer Hanson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$297/$0
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomLibrary
      CurriculumSyllabus is tailored to fit the learning style, musical interest, and pace that is appropriate for the individual student.
      HomeworkDaily practice (15-30 minutes or more)
      PrerequisitesNone
      MaterialsStudents will need their own instrument. Instructor is able to provide information for the purchase of a quality, beginning level instrument; needed before the start of class.
      Hal Leonard guitar method books 1-3
      Binder with Lined paper
      Tablature paper
      DescriptionAs a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioSpencer Hanson has been playing music avidly for the last 13 years. He attended Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music, with his main instrument being the classical guitar. During his time at EMU, Spencer was a member of multiple jazz combos, where he played electric jazz guitar, as well as electric and double bass. With these jazz combos he has performed at events such as the Eastern Michigan University Regent’s Dinner, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, 5:01 Jazz in Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. Spencer is also part of a local band that has played numerous shows in states across the Midwest.
      As a music teacher Spencer values learning by improvisation, and emphasizes creativity and having fun. He has had experience teaching a large range of ages, and focuses on tailoring lessons to the needs and abilities of each individual student.
      Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      MS/HS Woodworking

      DisciplineArts
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes).
      Instructor NameCatherine Donahue
      Tuition/Materials Fees$65/$30
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room24/35
      HomeworkNone.
      PrerequisitesNone.
      MaterialsSafety glasses are required. A work apron is recommended.
      DescriptionThis woodworking class is for MS/HS students who enjoy "hands-on" creating. The students will learn about wood and woodworking tools from basic, interesting hand tools to typical power tools. They will gain skills and improve techniques as they work to complete various projects of interest. Whether a student has some experience or is new to woodworking, students of all levels will enjoy working at their own pace developing a life-long appreciation of creating something of your own.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER ADD/DROP.
      Instructor BioGrowing up the daughter of a "jack-of-all-trades," Cathy Donahue's father gave her an incredible foundation for endeavors of all kinds, including her love for building with wood. Cathy Donahue home schooled their son from kindergarten thru 12th grade, after which he went on for his university degree. Mrs. Donahue has taught in a variety of settings to ages ranging from early childhood thru high school. Through experience and a BA in Counseling/Psychology, she has gained understanding in the learning abilities of all ages. Desiring the Word of God as her foundation in life, she obtained a second major in Theology and double-minored in Speech Communication and Childhood Development.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.

      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Foundations In Personal Finance

      DisciplineElective
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Age (Notes)HS, mature middleschoolers with instructor approval
      Instructor NameChristine Henson
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0 copies
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room30
      Curriculum“Foundations in Personal Finance Home School Student Text”.
      HomeworkStudents will have 1 to 1 ½ hours of homework each week primarily from their student text.
      MaterialsEach student will need to purchase “Foundations in Personal Finance Home School Student Text”. Here is one link to the text: http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/058148
      DescriptionWe will be using the high school edition of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance to learn about saving, budgeting, debt, life after high school and more. Each week we will watch video lessons, discuss and complete activities in the student text.
      High School Credit.5
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      A Great Books Club-Ancient Literature

      DisciplineLiterature
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Your 7th or 8th grade student should be able to handle a high school level reading pace.
      Instructor NamePatti Cousino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$50/$10 copies
      Class Size4 to 8
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room27
      HomeworkWeekly reading assignments will be given, and are required in order to discuss them. I will look to see if some or all of them are available audibly.
      DescriptionThis class is an opportunity to read some great book selections and discuss them during class. When we discuss great books with one another we gain insights that we do not gain when we read them on our own!

      I try to make sure that the books are also available audibly to those who love listening to books, as I do. I will try to make sure that the length of the reading selections are short enough to be read within the week, but will challenge the students.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Logic: The Art of Argument

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)7th and up
      Instructor NameKirsten Moran
      Second Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$40/$0 See additional info below
      Class Size5 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      HomeworkThe class fee includes the teaching materials and a workbook for each student. There will be assignments in the workbook every week of reading and short answer, written response. There will be chapter and unit quizzes and possibly a year-end writing assignment.
      DescriptionIn this class we will study informal logic using The Art of Argument by Classical Academic Press. We will have fun whilw mastering 28 logical falacies. Logic is a foundational subject that will strengthen the learning of future subjects. The study of informal logic teaches us how to filter good and bad reasoning and helps improve writing and speaking. Informal logic sets the stage for a study of formal logic next year.
      Instructor BioKirsten has been homeschooling for seven years. She loves that she has found something to do with her history degree. She loves to read, especially historical fiction.
      Additional Information$40 cost is for the whole year. Cost would be less if more students sign up.
      Class Description

      Film Making

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameAnn Kueffner
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0 TBD
      Class Size2 to 8
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionTBD


      6th hour

      Class Description

      Study Hall

      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 14
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room2
      DescriptionStudy Hall - Please keep this one quiet if there is only one room available to us. All students who sign up for this class must remain in the classroom the entire class period. No wandering around the building. Attendance will be taken. All students must be accounted for.
      Additional InformationAll students must remain in the classroom during the entire class period. If a student is not going to be in the classroom, they need to notify the team leader, Linda Hall.
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Piano Lessons

      DisciplineFine Arts
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Do not need to know how to read, just be able to recognize letter A-G and numbers 1-5
      Instructor NameRonni Brennan
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room106
      HomeworkRonni believes that practice is always required to grow musically, but she also knows that if a student isn't having fun with lessons and the piano, learning is likely to not happen. Practicing is highly encouraged, but she does not require "practice logs" as part of the learning process. Ronni offers rewards to motivate her students and encourages parents to offer a space for their child to practice at home. It's has been Ronni's experience that much musical material is remembered when the student is in a stress-free environment and is in a "playful mindset" while playing the piano. Practicing will happen when the student is enjoying the piano.
      MaterialsRonni uses the Bastien Piano Basics curriculum. There are four books - piano, performance, technique and theory. All levels are available. She also takes into consideration what each student enjoys playing and implements those genres of music in lessons.
      DescriptionDuring the 30 minute private lesson, students will learn musical theory, scales and performance songs. Ronni believes in providing a solid musical foundation where students learn to read music and can eventually play any song they desire, not just copy/memorize a piece or two. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught in a stress-free environment with an encouraging attitude and positive motivation. Each lesson is also tailored to the student's interests and abilities.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioPiano has been a part of Ronni Wilson's life since she began taking lessons at the age of three. She continued lessons until she left for college where she became a certified elementary school teacher. Throughout her college career at Eastern Michigan University, she was a member of the symphonic band and marching band from 1989 to 1993. In 1990, she became Eastern Michigan University's first female Drum Major of the then EMU Marching Hurons.

      After teaching fourth grade for four years, Ronni decided to become a stay-at-home mom and teach a few piano lessons. She began with two students in 1999. She now has over 40 students and absolutely loves her job!

      Ronni has done community musical theater, plays piano and sings in her church worship band, and plays and sings with her sister at a variety of church and community functions.

      Outside of teaching, Ronni enjoys being with her family, reading, knitting, baking bread, spending time and having fun with friends and jumping rope!
      Additional InformationLessons will begin the second half of first hour (9:25 a.m.)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      MS/HS Woodworking

      DisciplineArts
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes).
      Instructor NameCatherine Donahue
      Tuition/Materials Fees$65/$30
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room24/35
      HomeworkNone.
      PrerequisitesNone.
      MaterialsSafety glasses are required. A work apron is recommended.
      DescriptionThis woodworking class is for MS/HS students who enjoy "hands-on" creating. The students will learn about wood and woodworking tools from basic, interesting hand tools to typical power tools. They will gain skills and improve techniques as they work to complete various projects of interest. Whether a student has some experience or is new to woodworking, students of all levels will enjoy working at their own pace developing a life-long appreciation of creating something of your own.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER ADD/DROP.
      Instructor BioGrowing up the daughter of a "jack-of-all-trades," Cathy Donahue's father gave her an incredible foundation for endeavors of all kinds, including her love for building with wood. Cathy Donahue home schooled their son from kindergarten thru 12th grade, after which he went on for his university degree. Mrs. Donahue has taught in a variety of settings to ages ranging from early childhood thru high school. Through experience and a BA in Counseling/Psychology, she has gained understanding in the learning abilities of all ages. Desiring the Word of God as her foundation in life, she obtained a second major in Theology and double-minored in Speech Communication and Childhood Development.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.

      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Strategic Gaming

      DisciplineLife Skills
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)6th grade and up
      Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size4 to 18
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room104/105
      DescriptionWork through the strategy of games like Risk, Stratego, Chess, Ticket to Ride, Dragonwood, Rush Hour, Blokus, Sequence, and many more. This class will be fun and encourage strategic thinking. We also aim to provide a time for our Explorers students to enjoy game time together.
      This semester we may have guest instructors to teach different games and strategies.
      Class Description

      HS Theatre – Acting

      DisciplinePerforming Arts
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Instructor NameAnna Valaskova
      Second Instructor NamePolly Gjernes
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$75
      Class Size10 to 20
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      Class Room22/34
      HomeworkThis class culminates in a performance outside regular Explorers term. There will also be Friday afternoon rehearsals during the 2nd term. Students will be required to commit to all extra rehearsals and performances. Students must spend time outside of class learning material. Students, as well as parents, will be required to assist in the technical aspects of the production as well as 5-8 fundraising events throughout the year.
      DescriptionDuring the first term, students will develop their age appropriate skills in acting and dramatic literature interpretation. we will also be choosing the 1 act and holding auditions. Roles will be assigned and rehearsal well begin during 2nd term. Public performances are tentatively set for late May 2021. Can take 2nd only with INSTRUCTORS PERMISSION.
      Instructor BioAnna has extensive experience and education in both adult and children’s theatre – directing, designing and acting; as well as teaching classes for all ages. After earning a Master of Fine Arts at EMU in Children’s Theatre, Anna directed a children’s theatre program in Salina, KS. Anna has directed and taught at every level, including university. Children have a unique talent for ‘playing’ and acting is just guiding that talent to a specific story.
      Additional InformationEXTRA INFORMATION
      Parents of participants will be required to participate in 5-8 fundraising events; 2 parent meetings; production work of approximately 20-30 hours over the course of the year; a production week assignment; and with set building, move-in and strike.
      High School Credit1
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      A Great Books Club-Ancient Literature

      DisciplineLiterature
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Your 7th or 8th grade student should be able to handle a high school level reading pace.
      Instructor NamePatti Cousino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$50/$10 copies
      Class Size4 to 8
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class Room27
      HomeworkWeekly reading assignments will be given, and are required in order to discuss them. I will look to see if some or all of them are available audibly.
      DescriptionThis class is an opportunity to read some great book selections and discuss them during class. When we discuss great books with one another we gain insights that we do not gain when we read them on our own!

      I try to make sure that the books are also available audibly to those who love listening to books, as I do. I will try to make sure that the length of the reading selections are short enough to be read within the week, but will challenge the students.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Class Description

      Ancient History

      DisciplineHistory
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)7th-10th Grades
      Instructor NameBonnie Godbey-Potter
      Second Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 The class fee will be nominal to cover the Teachers Manual along with some photocopies.
      Class Size4 to 12
      Class Length2 semester(s)
      CurriculumThe required books are on many different websites for purchase. The most reasonable prices i found were on the following website, Christianbook.com. It is on this site that I noticed each book to be discounted to around $15 each.
      MaterialsThe Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills
      The book of the Ancient World accompanied study guide.
      DescriptionWe will be learning Ancient History using The Book of the Ancient World by Dorothy Mills. There ia also an accompanying study guide which will be required. I will be supplementing the lessons with maps and age appropriate literature written in the time periods we will be focusing on.
      I am looking forward to another successful year at Explorers and hope to see you in class!
      Additional InformationYou may want to know a little bit more about the author. I found her life fascinating! https://ladydorothymills.com
      High School Credit1
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Gym

      DisciplinePhysical Education
      Age Groups5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Instructor NameABC123 ABC123
      Tuition/Materials Fees$30/$0
      Class Size6 to 12
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      DescriptionEnjoy fun games and activities in the gym.
      PROFESSIONAL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional


      7th hour

      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      SAT Prep Private Tutoring with Mrs. Vink

      DisciplineStudy/Test taking skills
      Age GroupsHigh School
      Age (Notes)Suited for juniors and seniors only
      Instructor NameAmy Vink
      Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$0
      Class Size1 to 5
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomTBD
      HomeworkTesting practice time will be required
      MaterialsStudents will need to purchase SAT Prep book.
      DescriptionThis class will be an independent study/private tutoring with Mrs. Vink. She will keep you on track with testing practice and grade any work completed allowing you to see where to focus your studies.
      Meeting times will be worked out privately with Mrs. Vink
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationThis is private tutoring. Fees will be worked out with Mrs. Vink based on the level of tutoring needed.

      THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Professional Class?Professional
      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      A Great Books Club-Ancient Literature - Friday Edition

      DisciplineLiterature
      Age Groups7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Your 7th or 8th grade student should be able to handle a high school level reading pace.
      Instructor NamePatti Cousino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$50/$10
      Class Size4 to 15
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomMrs. Cousino&#03
      HomeworkWeekly reading assignments will be given, and are required in order to discuss them. I will look to see if some or all of them are available audibly.
      DescriptionThis class is an opportunity to read some great book selections and discuss them during class. When we discuss great books with one another we gain insights that we do not gain when we read them on our own!

      I try to make sure that the books are also available audibly to those who love listening to books, as I do. I will try to make sure that the length of the reading selections are short enough to be read within the week, but will challenge the students.

      This Friday class will meet at Mrs Cousino's home, time to be determined after registration.
      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Additional InformationTHIS IS A PROFESSIONAL CLASS. FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit.5
      Professional Class?Professional


      8th hour

      Explorers' Professional Class Description

      Private Voice/Piano Lessons

      DisciplineMusic
      Age GroupsK4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
      Age (Notes)Piano lessons are for all ages, K-12

      Voice lessons are for middle school and high school students.
      Instructor NameTrish Pino
      Tuition/Materials Fees$255/$5 fee for music
      Class Size1 to 2
      Class Length1 semester(s)
      Class RoomSanctuary
      CurriculumVoice: Christian contemporary, musical theatre, classical music or requested titles

      Piano: Faber and Faber Piano curriculum, supplemental songs
      HomeworkPractice 15 minutes/ 5 days
      PrerequisitesVoice: a love for singing.

      Piano: an iterest in learning to play or strengthening skills on the piano.
      MaterialsVoice/Piano: $5-15 fee will be assessed by instructor if student needs to purchase a new book. Plan on one book/semester
      DescriptionLessons are available 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. There are two openings per hour as these are 1/2 hour lessons.
      In voice, students will learn how to properly use their voice in order to strengthen and grow it in a healthy way, as well as build a personal repertoire. The goal will be to customize each lesson to the skill level of the student and focus on all aspects of performance such as diction, phrasing, stage presence, breathing, artistic expression, etc.

      For piano, students will learn proper technique at the piano, how to hold their hands and wrists, sit correctly, and how to use their fingers. They will be given exercises and songs to practice during the week which will strengthen their fingers and enforce proper techniques learned. Students will also learn to read music and basic music theory. Piano is a great starter instrument since many of the skills will translate to other instruments.

      If desired, both voice and piano students will have the opportunity to perform in the Extravaganza.

      Class expectations will be given at the beginning of the semester and evaluations will be provided halfway through the semester, as well as at the end.

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      Instructor BioInstructor Bio
      Trish Pino earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the State University of NY at Fredonia and is certified in K-12 Vocal and General Music.  She then took a one year placement as a 6th-12th grade vocal and general music teacher.  After that, she studied at Belmont University and received her Master’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal and Secondary Education.  After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught for 5 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville, TN where she was responsible for 5th-6th grade general music classes, choir, and band.  She also has over 13 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher.  Mrs. Pino served as the Music Director at Keystone Church in Saline for 4 years and now has her own practice of private piano and voice students.  
      Additional InformationThese are 1/2 hour lessons. You will need to talk with the instructor about which half of the hour you would like. Please note: each semester the student will receive 11 lessons. On the 12th week, the student will be expected to stay in the sanctuary in order to rehearse for the Extravaganza. If your child does not participate in the Extravaganza, he/she should not plan on a lesson that week; although if the sanctuary is empty and Mrs.Pino is not required for Extravaganza rehearsals, you may be able to do some singing/piano. Additionally, there is a possibility that a fee will be assessed for an accompanist for the Extravaganza, if necessary. Typical accompanist fees vary.
      (Please note: priority enrollment for 2nd semester will be given to those enrolled during 1st semester)

      PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
      High School Credit0.5
      Professional Class?Professional


      9th hour



      10th hour