Note: All classes are two semesters unless otherwise noted.

History / Social Studies

Eureka! Come strike educational gold in this engaging seriously fun focus on California history. The story of California begins with the Native American Indians who lived here before the first Europeans arrived. We will learn about the Spanish-Mexican settlers, the missions, and the Americans who established California as a state. Along with the Gold Rush, will also study the Asian immigrants and how they supplied a new supply of labor during the building of the transcontinental railroad. Through activities, games, discussions and more, will have a great time bringing California history to life!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15, OR 11:30-12:30, OR 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $385

Elementary History

In this discussion and activity-based course, students take a global trip around the world through the Middle Ages to the modern age. Through Socratic discussions, games, group and personal research projects, weekly homework assignments, and unit exams, students will learn the ways people thought, worked, played, worshipped, and died from the medieval period through the early modern age.

My class is open for 6-8th grade students. My classes are on a 3-year rotation covering all required middle school social studies: Ancient World History, Medieval World History, and American History. While American History is an 8th grade standard in California, this class is open for all middle schoolers. Grading and expectations are adjusted to the student's age and grade level. If your child is in 6th grade and they continue with PCLC through 8th grade, they will complete all required social studies classes.

Day/Time options: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30,  10:45-12:15,  1:00-2:30  Thursdays 10:45-12:15, 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $415

Middle School History

Designed for students in 9th grade, this interactive social studies course provides students with a solid foundation from which to study all other social sciences. Students will develop a working knowledge of all political and physical features of geography and will also learn about the people, ethnicities, and cultures in those places. Subjects like trade and commerce, weather and natural disasters, religion, culture, politics, and socioeconomic influences all contribute to an understanding of how a region’s landscape uniquely affects how its cultures develop. Students can also expect to discuss current events and how they can facilitate change and impact the world.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15 OR Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (honors: $515)

Geography & Modern Cultures

Does your high school student have a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have shaped our world? Does he/she understand how different governments work, and how religion, culture? Can your student identify all major aspects of world geography? By taking this course, students will gain all of this knowledge, plus public speaking and essay writing experience. Rather than just absorbing facts from a textbook, students engage in lively, discussion-based lectures, read historical fiction novels, memorize geography using songs and mnemonics, and do internet research and writing projects to make the past come to life.

CO-REQUISITE: THIS CLASS MUST BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE SAME DAY WITH WORLD LITERATURE AND IS NOT OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

World History

Does your high school student truly grasp the history and culture of our great nation, have a working understanding of how our government works, and realize what makes America unique? Can your student identify all major aspects of American geography? By taking this course, they will gain all of this knowledge, plus public speaking and essay writing experience. Rather than just absorbing facts from a textbook, students watch movies, read historical fiction novels, memorize geography and facts using various mnemonics, and do internet research and writing projects to make the past come to life.

CO-REQUISITE: THIS CLASS MUST BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE SAME DAY WITH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND IS NOT OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

US History

This engaging and life influencing course introduces basic economic concepts and institutions and their application in the American economy. Students will come to understand the economic decision making process of consumers, business firms, and the government. The course also explores personal finance and equips students with tools and understanding to make wise financial choices as adults. Content area includes basic concepts in cash flow, debt management, proper protection, asset accumulation, retirement planning, and wealth preservation.

Day/Time: Thursdays 10:45-12:15 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

Economics & Personal Finance

Civics is the study of citizenship and government. This one-semester, A-G high school course provides students with a basic understanding of civic life, politics, and government, and a short history of government’s foundation and development in this country. Students learn how power and responsibility are shared and limited by government, the place of law in the American constitutional system, and which rights the American government guarantees its citizens. Students also examine how the world is organized politically and how civic participation in the American political system compares to that in other societies around the world today.

Day/Time: Thursdays 10:45-12:15 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

Civics & American Government

Languages

Come take a journey through the American Sign Language manual alphabet! We will learn how to sign a letter each day while exploring tons of exciting ASL vocabulary including holiday signs, polite words and phrases, numbers, colors, animals and much more. Each lesson is paired with a fun craft, an interactive virtual classroom and grade appropriate educational ASL centered activity sheets.

ASL K-2 curriculum is on a every-other-year rotation, meaning your student can join in at any time and take this course up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) with new content.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $320 

Elementary ASL

ASL is an exciting and fun language to explore! Classes will cover the manual alphabet, numbers, basic vocabulary, basic conversational skills and basic Deaf culture and more. While exploring 14 units over 4 semesters, classes are designed to introduce ASL in a fun and interactive way! Students will learn to sign and communicate thoughts and ideas of the world around them including: colors, animals, people, foods, places, seasons, feelings, and a whole lot more!

Elementary ASL curriculum is on a every-other-year rotation meaning your student can join in at any time and take this course up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) with new content.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $320

Elementary ASL

Designed to teach the basics of ASL in an interactive environment, students can learn for fun, or learn to boost their foundation of ASL as a foreign language. Classes cover: the manual alphabet, numbers, vocabulary, basic conversational skills, basic language rules, introduction to Deaf culture and much more. Covering 14 units over 4 semesters, students will learn to communicate thoughts and ideas of the world around them as well as have fun with ASL games and activities!

Middle school ASL curriculum is on a every-other-year rotation meaning your student can join in at any time and take this course up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) with new content.

Day/Time:  Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $340

Middle School ASL

Throughout this beginner/introductory course, students will learn to communicate, express, and converse using American Sign Language. Students will participate in classes designed to teach ASL interactively and comprehensively, as a foreign language. This course covers: the manual alphabet, fingerspelling, basic use of numbers, language rules, syntax, grammar structures, extensive vocabulary, basic conversational skills, basic knowledge of Deaf history, awareness of Deaf culture and so much more! Together we’ll encounter a new culture, grow in a unique language, and work towards fluency!

A-G approved by iLEAD.
ASL Level 2 offered for students wishing to continue next year

Day/Time:  Tuesdays 10:45-12:15 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $400

High School ASL

Throughout this advanced course, students participate in classes designed to further teach ASL interactively and comprehensively, as a foreign language. Students will grow in fluidity, spatial concepts, use of classifiers, and storytelling - while continuing to learn and practice: fingerspelling, advanced use of numbers, language rules, syntax, grammar structures, extensive vocabulary, advanced conversational skills and more! This course further covers aspects of Deaf culture, noteworthy figures in Deaf history, and details of important events. 

ASL Level 3 offered for students wishing to continue next year.

Prerequisites: Completion of ASL level 1 or equivalent with a passing grade

Day/Time: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $400

High School ASL

This is a one year advanced course in American Sign Language Level 3. Throughout this course, students will master comprehension, expression, language fluency and proficiency. Extensive study through all letters in the Gallaudet ASL dictionary will ensure in students a strong vocabulary recognition and use. Students will further encounter and explore Deaf culture and history, gaining advanced cultural awareness. Students will work towards mastering confidence in active communication, and conversational fluidity. Students will understand the use of ASL in wide variety of settings from casual to professional. Students will be educated and evaluated on grammar use and sentence structure, comprehension and receptive skills, vocabulary, authentic signed presentations, as well as cultural assignments and discussions.

Prerequisites: Completion of ASL levels 1 and 2 or equivalent with a passing grade

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $400

High School ASL

Students will be introduced to the Spanish language and no previous knowledge is required. Participants will learn to count, colors, greetings and other basic concepts in Spanish. Themes covered include: family, likes and dislikes, animals, food, holidays and more.

Materials included online with the cost of the course.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Spanish Advantage

Tuition per semester: $325

Elementary Spanish K-2

Students will be introduced to the Spanish language and no previous knowledge is required. Participants will learn to count in Spanish, identify the colors verbally and in writing in addition to basic greetings used in Spanish. Themes include: family, likes and dislikes, food, animals, holidays & more.

Materials provided online and are included with the cost of the course.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Spanish Advantage

Tuition per semester: $325

Elementary Spanish 3-5

This course has been designed for students to learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language while also studying the culture of several Spanish-speaking countries. This year long course will introduce Spanish to middle school learners. This course uses interactive online activities throughout the week to review language acquired during the onsite class.

All materials provided online and are included in the cost of the course.

Day/Time: Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Spanish Advantage

Tuition per semester: $350

Middle School Spanish

Students will develop fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish while gaining vocabulary that is necessary for basic proficiency. In addition, coursework will include learning about a variety of Latin American cultures, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world. Class is taught in person one day a week while weekly interactive online assignments reinforce the language acquired during class.

All materials provided online and are included in the cost of the course.

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30 OR 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Spanish Advantage

Tuition per semester: $375

Spanish 1

In Spanish 2 students will build off of knowledge gained in Spanish 1. Using more diverse vocabulary, while also developing structurally complex sentences, students will continue their study of geography, history and traditions of the Spanish speaking world. Class is taught in person one day a week while weekly interactive online assignments reinforce the language acquired during class.

Materials included online with course.

Prerequisites: completion of Spanish 1 with a passing grade

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Spanish Advantage

Tuition per semester: $375

Spanish 2

Literature / Grammar

This dynamic class is designed to encourage beginning readers and writers to love great books and enjoy the writing process. Throughout the course, students will learn how to write complete sentences, whole paragraphs, and their own creative stories. Games, art projects, and group work will help lay a foundation for a lifelong love of literature!

Students will average reading one book per week and complete simple homework assignments. The work load is entirely flexible, based on each student’s ability, and the teacher will work closely with parents to provide a personalized program that is challenging, but never overwhelming.

Child must be in the 1-2 grade, and they need to be able to recognize and write their ABCs. They need to be able to focus and engage in a lesson for 1 hour. If anyone younger than 1st grade is interested in this class, they must take a small assessment test before registering.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 OR 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester $385 

Lit for Littles

Trying to not get lost learning Grammar, Punctuation/Penmanship, and Spelling? You need a Writtenburg Door Passport and a one-way ticket to language arts FUN! Our GPS program gives students a foundational sense of direction when it comes to the fundamentals of the English language. In this lively and nurturing class, students will move through different game stations focused on grammar, punctuation, penmanship, and a weekly spelling quiz. Students master skills to earn a fully-stamped Writtenburg Door GPS Passport which comes with rewards. At home, their GPS skills will be strengthened with simple daily practice using a language arts curriculum that is all mapped out for parents.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 OR 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $385

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Good literature takes us to different times and places, introduces us to fantastic characters, and teaches us to imagine and tell good stories. This class is intended to encourage elementary students to LOVE literature and writing! Students are exposed to different genres and learn literary themes and styles, while learning the building blocks of writing correctly and creatively.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15 OR 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $385 

Elementary Writing and Literature

Good literature takes us to different times and places, introduces us to fantastic characters, and teaches us to imagine and tell good stories. The more we read, the better we communicate in spoken and written word. Written word is powerful and developing the ability to write well is essential. Junior high students will be exposed to engaging classical works of literature covering a wide range of genres, while emphasizing the development of excellent writing skills. This is an engaging, fast-pace class where students will write essays, expand their vocabulary, participate in group activities, memorize and recite, and give oral presentations.

This course is offered at two levels. Students who are transitioning into the rigors of middle school are recommended to take LEVEL A, where they can expect instruction to be foundational and equipping for LEVEL B, where students are prepared to transition to high school work.

Day/Time - 6th Grade: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Day/Time - 7th - 8th Grade: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15, 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 9:00-10:30,

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $415

Middle School Literature

In this discussion-based, fast-paced course, high school students are exposed to classical works of various literature genres including: biography, science fiction, short stories, mystery, Shakespearian drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and fairy tales. Regular writing assignments, vocabulary exercises, oral presentations, group projects, and memorization exercises help develop essential skills that will follow high school students through their adult lives. Course content will include studying various genres of literature, vocabulary exercises, essay writing, memorization and recitations, oral and multimedia presentations, and exams. Students will receive instruction on writing research, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion essays, as well as writing poetry and short stories. Students will take unit exams, complete a long-term research project, and give multimedia presentations. Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing strategies, text analysis and annotation, research, grammar and spelling mechanics, giving oral and multimedia presentations, and more.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 OR Thursdays 2:45-4:15 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

English 9

Through vibrant discussions, activities, movies, documentaries, and actually reading the literature, this course aims to grow a deep love and appreciation for classic literature from all over the world. In addition to reading and discussing culturally diverse works, instruction includes reading comprehension, text analysis and annotation, essay writing strategies, research, grammar and spelling mechanics, oral presentations, multimedia presentations, tests and quizzes, and more. This fast-paced course requires students to complete daily reading and homework assignments, and turn them in for evaluation every week. Parents, students, and the instructor will collaborate through the year to ensure understanding and completion. Grades will be assigned according to the student’s homework, tests and quizzes, writing assignments, presentations, and class participation.

CO-REQUISITE: THIS CLASS MUST BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE SAME DAY WITH WORLD HISTORY AND IS NOT OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

World Literature

Studying great works of literature will include vocabulary exercises, essay writing, memorization and recitations, oral and multimedia presentations, and in-class essays. Students will receive instruction on writing research, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion essays, as well as writing poetry and short stories. Unit exams, a long-term research project, oral presentations are all included in the coursework. Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing strategies, text analysis and annotation, research, grammar and spelling mechanics, oral presentations, multimedia presentations, and more. This rigorous course requires that students complete daily reading and homework assignments, and turn them in for evaluation every week. Parents, students, and the instructor will collaborate through the year to ensure understanding and completion. Grades will be assigned according to the student’s homework, tests and quizzes, writing assignments, presentations, and class participation.

CO-REQUISITE: THIS CLASS MUST BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE SAME DAY WITH U.S. HISTORY AND IS NOT OFFERED INDIVIDUALLY

Day/Time:  Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

American Literature

In this engaging and dynamic course, high school students will concentrate on classical literature written by British authors from early works through writings of the 21st century. In addition, much attention will be devoted to ensuring students are equipped to write proficiently at the college and professional level. Class discussions and formal presentations will offer opportunities for students to grow as educated communicators. Course content will include studying various genres of literature, essay writing, memorization and recitations, oral and multimedia presentations, and exams. Students will receive instruction on writing research, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion essays, as well as writing poetry and short stories. Students will take unit exams, complete a long-term research project, and give several presentations. Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing strategies, text analysis and annotation, research, grammar and spelling mechanics, giving oral and multimedia presentations, and more.

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:30 (in person or online)

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $475 (Honors: $515)

British Literature

Mathematics

Mad Dog Math is all about math facts mastery, an essential skill for students of all grade levels, with flash cards and a subscription to our online math facts game for one semester included. We cover the mechanics of the basic operations +, --, X, -:-, learn the Fact Families at the Teaching Station, practice the facts at our Tile Station, play math and brain games at the Game Station, as well as recommended practice at home with the flash cards and online game.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, OR 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Mary Roberts MDM

Tuition per semester: $350

Mad Dog Math

Our goal in elementary math is for every student to understand, enjoy, and become confident in math. We will help guide your student through Singapore Math 3, 4, or 5.Singapore Math is known throughout the homeschool world and boasts high test scores for students. Sometimes, parents are intimidated with how to teach this unique method at home, and that is where we come in! We will provide you with all of the support you need to be successful with your student this year.

Books & Materials: Singapore Standard Edition 3A and 3B

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $385

Miss Crady Math 3

Our goal in elementary math is for every student to understand, enjoy, and become confident in math. We will help guide your student through Singapore Math 3, 4, or 5. Singapore Math is known throughout the homeschool world and boasts high test scores for students. Sometimes, parents are intimidated with how to teach this unique method at home, and that is where we come in! We will provide you with all of the support you need to be successful with your student this year.

Books & Materials: Singapore Standards Edition Textbook 4A and 4B

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $385

Miss Crady Math 4

Our goal in elementary math is for every student to understand, enjoy, and become confident in math. We will help guide your student through Singapore Math 3, 4, or 5.Singapore Math is known throughout the homeschool world and boasts high test scores for students. Sometimes, parents are intimidated with how to teach this unique method at home, and that is where we come in! We will provide you with all of the support you need to be successful with your student this year.

Books & Materials: Singapore Standard Edition Textbook 5A and 5B

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $385

Miss Crady Math 5

Math 6 is a two-semester course that covers all California state standards for 6th grade. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials.

Pre-requisites: Students must be able to do long division and multiply 3 digit by 2 digit numbers.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $405

Miss Crady Math 6

Math 7 is a two-semester course that covers all California state standards for 7th grade. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $405

Miss Crady Math 7

Pre-Algebra is a two-semester course that covers all California state standards for Pre-Algebra. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials. (Self-paced option is available)

Day/Time (in person or online): Tuesdays 10:45-12:15 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15 

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $425

Miss Crady Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1 is a two-semester A-G course that covers all California state standards for Algebra. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials. Honors Credit Add-on (Charter approval needed) is available for students. Students will enrich their course experience by exploring the applications of the concepts they learned through project based learning. (Self-paced option is available)

Day/Time (in person or online): Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $425 (optional Honors add-on: $40)

Miss Crady Algebra 1

Geometry is a two-semester A-G course that covers all California state standards for Geometry. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials. Depending on the student’s plan for higher education, this class can be taken as part of an Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 sequence (recommended for students that take Algebra 1 9th grade or earlier); OR Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry sequence (recommended for students that take Algebra 1 in 10th Grade). Honors Credit Add-on (Charter approval needed) is available for students. Students will enrich their course experience by exploring the applications of the concepts they learned through project based learning. (Self-paced option is available)

Prerequisites: Must have passed Algebra 1 with a C or better

Day/Time (in person or online): Tuesdays 2:45-4:15 OR Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $445 (optional Honors add-on: $40)

Miss Crady Geometry

Algebra 2 is a two-semester A-G course that covers all California state standards for Algebra 2. This is a full-curriculum course that does not need to be supplemented with any outside materials. Depending on the student’s plan for higher education, this class can be taken as part of an Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 sequence (recommended for students that take Algebra 1 9th grade or earlier) OR Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometric sequence (recommended for students that take Algebra 1 in 10th Grade). Honors Credit Add-on (Charter approval needed) is available for students. Students will enrich their course experience by exploring the applications of the concepts they learned through project based learning. (Self-paced option is available)

Prerequisites: Must have passed Algebra 1 with a C or better

Day/Time (in person or online): Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 OR Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Tuition per semester: $445 (optional Honors add-on: $40)

Miss Crady Algebra 2

Pre-Calculus is a 2 semester AG course that covers all of the California standards. Pre-Calculus weaves together previous study of algebra, geometry, and mathematical functions into a preparatory course for calculus. The course focuses on mastery of critical skills and exposure to new skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. Topics include fundamental concepts of Algebra, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, topics in trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections and analytic geometry, sequences, induction, probability, and an introduction to Calculus. Honors Credit Add-on (Charter approval needed) is available for students. Students will enrich their course experience by exploring the applications of the concepts they learned through project based learning. (Self-paced option is available)

Prerequisites: Must have passed Algebra 2 with a C or better

Day/Time (in person or online): Thursdays 8:00-8:45

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $445 (optional Honors add-on: $40)

Miss Crady Pre-Calculus

Science

Hands on science classes for K-2nd grade. The subject of study changes monthly with a mix of physical and life science courses. All supplies are provided when students are in person. We provide tried and true, interactive, hands-on, exciting science classes. Your student will catch our passion for science and alongside the hard work of education you are doing at home will be prepared for the next step in their educational journey. They learn skills such as working with lab partners, the names and proper use of scientific equipment and problem solving with the scientific method. Each class is designed to be relatable so the students can understand their lessons and build a strong foundation in science. Science taught well at a young age leads to creative, critically thinking adults.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15, OR 11:30-12:30,  OR K-5 @ 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $360

Elementary Science

This one semester course will cover a variety of health-related topics (emotional health, injury prevention, the life cycle, exercise and nutrition, decision making, and everything in between) with the goal of encouraging students to think critically about their health. We will have great weekly lectures, discussion topics, class activities, and semester projects. I am sensitive to the fact that some aspects of health class are best left for parents to discuss with their student(s) at home. Hopefully material discussed in class will spark wonderful family conversations as well! We will have at least one guest presentation from a health professional. This class is a college preparatory a-g approved elective for one semester. Health education is a high school graduation requirement in several districts in California. All state standards will be met in this course.

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15 (Spring Semester only)

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition: $450

Health for High School

Hands on science classes for 3rd-5th grade. The subject of study changes monthly with a mix of physical and life science courses. All supplies are provided when students are in person. We provide tried and true, interactive, hands-on, exciting science classes. Your student will catch our passion for science and alongside the hard work of education you are doing at home will be prepared for the next step in their educational journey. They learn skills such as working with lab partners, the names and proper use of scientific equipment and problem solving with the scientific method. Each class is designed to be relatable so the students can understand their lessons and build a strong foundation in science. Science taught well at a young age leads to creative, critically thinking adults.

Day/Time: Wednesdays: 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, 11:30-12:30, OR 2:30-3:30 OR K-5 @ 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $360

Elementary Science

This course is designed for younger middle school students (6th grade). We will introduce your student to the beauty of our oceans and the organisms that live in them. We will also focus on some local creatures that live right on our beaches, including the California grunion which lays its eggs here in the sand! Some dissections and fun projects are included. Each week will have a live lecture and hands-on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork, and tests will be completed by the student at home. A Shark Report will be completed by each student at the end of 2nd semester. Two (optional) field trips will be offered during the year. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $425

Marine Science

This course is for Jr High students (ideally 7th) and is an introductory to the life sciences. We will cover cells, genetics, mitosis/meiosis, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, respiration, the 6 kingdoms and human anatomy. Each week will have a live lecture and hands on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork and tests will be completed by the student at home. A science fair project will also be completed by each student during 2nd semester. A field trip may be offered. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 OR Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $425

Life Science

This course is for older middle school students (8th grade). We will cover material in the following areas: stars and planets, the sun, asteroids, comets, meteors, The Space Program, weather, rocks and minerals, fossils, mountain formation, volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, glaciers and more! Each week will have a live lecture and hands-on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork, and tests will be completed by the student at home. A science fair project will be completed by each student at the end of the 2nd semester. Two (optional) field trips will be offered during the year. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15, Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $425

Earth & Space Science

This a-g level physical science class meets once a week for 90 minutes. The class meets for 30 weeks per year (15 weeks / semester). Students will have weekly live lectures and hands-on labs. Reading, lab homework, and testing will be completed online at home. There will be 1 self-directed project, 1 science fair project, and 1 research paper in addition to the regular class work. The course introduces concepts in chemistry and physics. Subjects covered will include the scientific method, metrics and conversions, matter, atomic structure and chemical bonding, and properties of matter as well as energy and motion, acceleration and momentum, Newton's laws, and the gas laws. A unit on the electromagnetic spectrum including focused material on sound and light will be covered. A unit of electricity, magnetism, and energy sources will conclude our study. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Pre-requisites: Concurrent enrollment or completion of Algebra 1

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15 OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $450

Physical Science

This a-g level biology class meets once a week for 2 hours (1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of lab). The class meets for 30 weeks per year (15 weeks / semester). Students will have weekly live lectures and hands-on labs. Reading, labs, and testing will be completed online at home, with the exception of two in-class practicum exams. The course covers the top concepts in biology, including a brief overview of chemistry in the body, then onto a thorough investigation of cells, protein synthesis, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. Mendelian genetics is covered with labs focused on how blood types are inherited, followed by a unit on origins. A complete survey of the 3 domains and 6 kingdoms is filled with dissections of various representative specimens and is followed by a unit of ecology. A unit on human anatomy finishes up the course. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Pre-requisites: Concurrent enrollment or completion of Algebra 1

Day/Time: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 8:30-10:30

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $475

Biology

This a-g level chemistry class meets once a week for 2.25 hours. The class meets for 30 weeks per year (15 weeks / semester). Students will have weekly live lectures and hands-on labs. Reading, lab reports, and testing will be completed online at home with the exception of two in-class final exams. The course covers the structure of the atom, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure and reactivity. A unit on moles and stoichiometry is followed by a study of gases, solutions, and acids and bases. Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium will be explored, followed by redox reactions and electrochemistry. Finally, we will explore biochemistry and some organic chemistry. There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks, and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parents and returned to class the following week. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Pre-requisites: Completion of Algebra 1 AND Physical Science

Day/Time: Thursdays 8:15-10:30 OR 2:45-5:00

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $475

Chemistry

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. In this year-long intro course, students will gain insight into the birth of psychology, its major figures, perspectives, and most famous studies. Students will learn to evaluate psychological research, describe the anatomy and function of the brain, apply evidence-based techniques to improve study skills, and explore mental disorders and treatment. This course will also cover topics including memory, learning and cognitive development, motivation, personality theories, lifespan development, and social psychology. In the classroom, students will receive direct instruction and participate in classroom activities and discussions. At home, students will be responsible for weekly reading and assignments including projects and one paper per semester. The unit on mental disorders and treatment is always a student favorite. Students will learn how the DSM is used to diagnose mental disorders, give a PowerPoint presentation on an assigned disorder, and evaluate a movie character of their choice for diagnosis.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition: $450

Psychology

Fine Arts

Whether you have a reluctant artist or a budding Picasso, this class will give your child the knowledge and confidence to tackle any artistic endeavor. Students are taught a combination of fine art techniques, creative expressionism, and crafting skills. Using a variety of mediums, students work weekly with fun, hands-on projects and learn about some incredible artists and the art they created.

Come Create with us!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Arts & Crafts

Whether you have a reluctant artist or a budding Picasso, this class will give your child the knowledge and confidence to tackle any artistic endeavor. Students are taught a combination of fine art techniques, creative expressionism, and crafting skills. Using a variety of mediums, students work weekly with fun, hands-on projects and learn about some incredible artists and the art they created.

Come Create with us!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Arts & Crafts

This Intro to Drawing class is meant to introduce students to the world of fine art and creativity. Students will learn the essential techniques of drawing, sketching, and shading. Using graphite pencils, ink pens, and charcoal, students are trained to see their subject and accurately translate the subject onto paper through practices promoting muscle memory and fine motor skills that will pave the road to creative confidence and exploration in the arts.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Intro to Drawing

Fundamentals of drawing is a class designed specifically to teach students the most foundational principles in all of art. If an artist learns to draw with accurate perspective and proportion, they are freed up to explore any other medium of art. This is our reasoning behind recommending this class to any students who take any of our fine art classes at Kaser Arts. Throughout this two-semester class,  students work with graphite, charcoal, and white chalk, as they learn the various techniques and skills that all play crucial roles in every other fine art medium. 

Day/Time: Tuesdays  9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Fundamentals of Drawing

Fundamentals of drawing is a class designed specifically to teach students the most foundational principles in all of art. If an artist learns to draw with accurate perspective and proportion, they are freed up to explore any other medium of art. This is our reasoning behind recommending this class to any students who take any of our fine art classes at Kaser Arts. Throughout this two-semester class,  students work with graphite, charcoal, and white chalk, as they learn the various techniques and skills that all play crucial roles in every other fine art medium. 

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Fundamentals of Drawing

Two-dimensional art inspires students to create original works while finding their own unique artistic interests and styles. We dive into mediums such as pen & ink, charcoal, chalk, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint while incorporating different techniques and methods such as collage, printmaking, weaving, paper cutting, lino carving, and much more.

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with the FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

2D Art

Join us in two-dimensional art as we explore a wide variety of art mediums to help students find their own unique artistic interests and styles. We dive into how the masters thought about drawing and painting by using art mediums like graphite, charcoal, white chalk, pastels, gouache paint, chalk, watercolor, and oil painting.  

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with the FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

2D Art

Three-dimensional art introduces students to the world of sculpture, ceramics, and art installation. Incorporating mediums such as wire, clay, paper mache, and found resources, students will create inspired pieces while gaining structural knowledge and assemblage tricks.

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

3D Art

Three-dimensional art introduces students to the world of sculpture, ceramics, and art installation. Incorporating mediums such as wire, clay, paper mache, and found resources, students will create inspired pieces while gaining structural knowledge and assemblage tricks.

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

3D Art

In this Fundamentals of Painting class, students will learn the foundational principles of three main painting mediums: watercolors, gouache, and acrylic. Students will be taught a variety of techniques and methods that will allow them to create paintings, practices, and masterpieces of their own with these vibrant and essential painting mediums.

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Fundamentals of Painting

In this Fundamentals of Painting class, students will learn the foundational principles of three main painting mediums: watercolors, gouache, and acrylic. Students will be taught a variety of techniques and methods that will allow them to create paintings, practices, and masterpieces of their own with these vibrant and essential painting mediums.

*Kaser Arts recommends taking this course along with FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING.*

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Fundamentals of Painting

Digital Arts

In this Digital Photography class, students learn the fundamental techniques and practices of photography. Throughout the couse we dive into specific field of photography such as product, still life, portraiture, landscape, architecture, abstract, and action. Students refine their skills through projects designed to mimic real world applications. Together we talk through numerous photography career paths and upon successful completion of this course, students have a portfolio full of their own work designed to showcase thier photographic skill and knowledge of the shutter speeds, aperture settings, depth of field, and studio/natural lighting.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Photography

In this Digital Photography class, students learn the fundamental techniques and practices of photography. Throughout the couse we dive into specific field of photography such as product, still life, portraiture, landscape, architecture, abstract, and action. Students refine their skills through projects designed to mimic real world applications. Together we talk through numerous photography career paths and upon successful completion of this course, students have a portfolio full of their own work designed to showcase thier photographic skill and knowledge of the shutter speeds, aperture settings, depth of field, and studio/natural lighting.

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Digital Art & Graphic Design

Performing Arts

This is a beginner-level class for young students interested in learning performance skills through fun acting games and exercises. Students will creatively explore the art of performance through various in-class warm-ups, activities and acting opportunities. They will learn the basics of theatrical storytelling and start to explore how to use both vocal and physical techniques to project their voices, be comfortable on a stage, and create characters. Taking this course is a great way for young students to explore the world of performing arts and gain confidence they can take with them for the rest of their lives!

Theatre Arts Theme: You are a work of art, you have a story to tell.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Acting For Littles

This is an intro-level course for students interested in further developing their performance skills through fun acting games and exercises. Over the course of the year, students will begin to develop a personal love for performance and creativity by participating in various ensemble-based warm-ups and exercises. They will learn what it is to be a theatrical storyteller and dive deeper into character creation with an introduction to basic text work. Students will creatively explore the world of theatre and get an introduction to theatre history. A unit on theatre appreciation will also help students grow to become more understanding, well-developed artists. Taking this course is a great way for students to explore the world of performing arts and gain confidence they can take with them for the rest of their lives!

Theatre Arts Theme: You are a work of art, you have a story to tell.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Intro to Acting

This course sets the creative and technical foundations for aspiring actors. Throughout the year, students will acquire the proper tools they need to set out on their creative journey as performance artists, as well as gain insight into the social and historical influences of the theatrical world. This class will allow students to open themselves up in a welcoming space and explore performing with ensemble-based exercises, as well as character and scene study. Both improv and text work will be explored over the course of the year. Additionally, they will develop an insight for the nuances of performance critique, from the perspectives of both performer and audience member. From this class, students will take with them confidence in not only themselves, but also in their ability to create characters onstage and appreciate the performing arts.

Theatre Arts Theme: You are a work of art, you have a story to tell.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Fundamentals of Acting

Course Description: This course provides an excellent opportunity to study the arts and crafts used in the theatre industry. Students who take this class will dive into the magic of backstage, allowing them to join in on the fun of theatre without requiring them to perform onstage. They will explore the disciplines of technical theatre, including scenic and props design, audio, lighting, costume, and makeup design. Additionally, they will get the opportunity to put their skills to work on each semester’s performing arts productions. Students who take this course become well-rounded artists, not to mention great communicators and collaborators.

Theatre Arts Theme: You are a work of art, you have a story to tell..

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Theatre Set Design & Production

Each of these workshops will last for 5 weeks, with 4 classes of focused instruction and 1 demonstration day (a performance day for the students, highlighting the topic of the workshop). The workshops will dive deep into the topics of monologues, auditioning (including resume work), dialect (British RP, Cockney, Southern, Metropolitan New York), vocal technique, MT dance, stage combat, Shakespeare, improvisation, and others. Amateurs and seasoned actors alike will benefit from the specific, detailed instruction that they will receive in each workshop class, molding them into a better, more well-rounded artist and performer.

Theatre Arts Theme: You are a work of art, you have a story to tell.

     Workshop 1 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Dialect    [Aug 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23]
     Workshop 2 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Monologues    [Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28]
     Workshop 3 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Auditioning    [Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9]
     Workshop 4 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Stage Combat    [Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3]
     Workshop 5 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Shakespeare    [Feb 10, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17]
     Workshop 6 (4 classes, 1 demo day): Improvisation    [Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 28, May 5]

Day/Time: Mondays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per workshop: $200

Actor's Workshop

This course is open to all students grades K-5 who have an interest and/or love for stage performance. Over the course of a semester they will rehearse for a production that will be performed on-stage with costumes, makeup, lights and sound. This class showcases what it is like to be in a production with a cast and bolsters students' on-stage confidence. Because this class is a theatre production, any absences are highly discouraged and can affect a student's role in the production.

Day/Time: Mondays 1:00-2:30 

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395 (or $250 in conjunction with other acting classes)

FALL PRODUCTION: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring 
SPRING PRODUCTION: TBD
Auditions will take place on the first day of class. You must fill out the Google Form for auditions.

Theatre Production

This course is open to all students grades 6-12 who have an interest and/or love for stage performance. Over the course of a semester they will rehearse for a production that will be performed on-stage with costumes, makeup, lights and sound. This class showcases what it is like to be in a production with a cast and bolsters students' on-stage confidence. Because this class is a theatre production, any absences are highly discouraged and can affect a student's role in the production.

Day/Time: Mondays 2:45-4:45

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395 (or $250 in conjunction with other acting classes)

FALL PRODUCTION: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose
SPRING PRODUCTION: TBD
Auditions will take place on the first day of class. You must fill out the Google Form for auditions.

Theatre Production

Music: Group Lessons & Dance

Sing, listen, play, and learn! Students will listen to music and learn about all genres, from composers like Beethoven to jazz singer Frank Sinatra, all within a fun and creative learning environment. Using our bodies to make music and dance to the rhythm, this class is sure to have your kids moving to the music and appreciating it at the same time.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Mini Music

This introductory dance class exists to create a space for young students to discover and foster a potential passion for dance! Students will begin to learn the styles of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap throughout the school year. In each style, they will specifically learn how to:

  • Properly stretch
  • Balance
  • Point/flex toes
  • Isolate arms, legs, toes, heels, and head
  • Leap
  • Memorize terminology

Getting students into a dance class is a wonderful way to teach them the love of moving daily and how to be creative!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Dance for Littles

This introductory dance class exists for young students who are new to dance or have taken one entry-level class before. Our hope is for students to discover and foster a potential passion for dance! Students will begin to learn the styles of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap throughout the school year. In each style, they will specifically learn how to:

  • Properly stretch
  • Balance
  • Point toes
  • Isolate arms, legs, toes, heels, and head
  • Leap
  • Memorize terminology
  • Pick up choreography

Getting students into a dance class is a wonderful way to teach them the love of moving daily and how to be creative!

Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Intro to Dance

Beginner Ukulele class is designed to introduce students 3rd-5th grade to the amazing world of stringed instruments. Ukulele is a great stepping stone to guitar. We will be exploring the basics of chords, strumming, and timing. All of which can later be directly applied to guitar.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:15-2:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $375

Beginner Ukelele

In a dynamic, structured group class, students will learn the basics about music theory, chords, strumming, rhythm, tuning, finger picking, guitar notation, and music appreciation.​

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30, 10:45-12:15, OR Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Beginner Guitar

This class is designed for students who already have an understanding of guitar fundamentals and music theory. Throughout this two-semester class, students will be pushed to the next level in their musical journey as they begin to understand complex chords, strum patterns, fingerpicking, and music theory.

Day/Time: Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Intermediate Guitar

In Songwriting class, your student will develop a personal love for songwriting and creativity. Through guest speakers, performance opportunities, group songwriting projects, and masterclass style teaching, we're confident that your student will be writing thier own songs in no time.

Come create with us!

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Songwriting

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of practical piano: music notation, rhythm, scales, and chords. In addition to learning the basics of music theory, students will have the chance to learn excerpts of their favorite songs, and will have chances to practice and perform in a supportive setting.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Beginner Piano

This course covers a wide variety of topics in music theory. Students will learn everything from music notation in four clefs, to the many types of chords, to writing melodies and harmonies. Appropriate for musicians and not-yet-musicians, this course begins from the absolute basics and is sure to help students of all abilities improve their knowledge and musicality.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Music Theory

Rock band is a class designed specifically to teach students about being in a band. All students will need to already play at least one instrument. Through the year long program, each student will be put on different instruments in different bands. Students will learn the dynamics of a band while having to perform covers, write their own songs, and simply jam together. Bands will learn about how to publish their own songs, book their own gigs, and perform in front of others. So come jam with us this year in Rock band class!

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Rock Band

The goal of Music Production and Recording is to turn a simple idea or unfinished music project into a radio-ready recording. We will be covering the basics of programs like Logic Pro X and Studio One while learning microphone placement, signal flow, and sound design. Students will be working on projects ranging from hip-hop beats to acoustic ballads. They will learn to mix and master their own songs as well as projects from their peers. Whether your student is a complete beginner or has previous production experience, we are certain that their skills will be enhanced and tested in a motivating class environment.

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Music Production & Recording

In Jazz Ensemble class, intermediate-advanced level students dive into the world of jazz and improvised music. Together we will study the “Jazz Standards” which are the foundational songs of classic jazz. Playing with other musicians will foster communication and organizational skills as students learn to both lead and listen in a band setting. This class will not only prepare students for collegiate-level music classes but will also equip them for real-world performance scenarios. Students will learn performance etiquette, how to contract their gigs, and how to network with venues and other musicians.

Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocal, and Horn players Welcome! Intermediate/Advanced levels only.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Jazz Ensemble

Electives

Budding communicators interact with peers, instructor and learn to give presentations (planned and impromptu). Listening skills are also developed. Elimination of negative habits (filler words, fast pacing) are addressed and positive habits are instilled (eye contact, body language, gestures, and more). This fun and engaging class takes place in an environment that attempts to balance challenges and nurturing. This class will include age appropriate critical thinking exercises.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $325

Elementary Speech

Budding communicators interact with peers, instructor and learn to give presentations (planned and impromptu). Listening skills are also developed. Elimination of negative habits (filler words, fast pacing) are addressed and positive habits are instilled (eye contact, body language, gestures, and more). This fun and engaging class takes place in an environment that attempts to balance challenges and nurturing. This class will include age appropriate critical thinking exercises.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $330

Elementary Speech & Debate

In this course, learners will develop the skills and experience necessary to improve their public speaking abilities, their understanding of expression and performances, their knowledge of logic, critical thinking, argumentation, proper debate structure, their acumen of current events, and their research skills. All of these improvements are designed to take them to a level of confidence in the field of communication. There are five major categories of study: literature interpretation, platform speaking, spontaneous speaking, debate, and either mock trial or podcasting.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10:45-12:15, OR Thursdays 10:45-12:15, OR Thursdays 2:45-4:15 (6th-12th)

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $375

Middle School Speech & Debate

In this course, learners will develop the skills and experience necessary to improve their public speaking abilities, their understanding of expression and performances, their knowledge of logic, critical thinking, argumentation, proper debate structure, their acumen of current events, and their research skills. All of these improvements are designed to take them to a level of confidence in the field of communication. There are five major categories of study: literature interpretation, platform speaking, spontaneous speaking, debate, and either mock trial or podcasting.

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30 OR Thursdays 2:45-4:15 (6th-12th)

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $375

High School Speech & Debate

Students will immerse themselves in argumentation and the format and construction of modified parliamentary debate pro and con cases. Students will prepare for and engage in Orange County Debate League competition. At each tournament there will be two debate topics announced and prepared for in advance and two topics that are impromptu. Competition drives education and the experience is rich! Topics are timely and relevant. Parent/Guardian participation at tournaments is required.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 8:15-10:30

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $385

Competitive Debate

The STEM acronym stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This course is intended to integrate the STEM fields through project- based learning. Students are engaged by frequent hands-on activities geared towards combining each of the STEM disciplines. Creativity and collaboration are encouraged as students solve problems and complete class challenges using a variety of materials.

Day/Time: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Miss Crady the Math Lady

Tuition per semester: $380 

STEM

The main goal of this course is for students to develop the ability to analyze and evaluate the views they come across and to strengthen their own ability to take a stand. Students will learn to exercise various strategies for making and analyzing arguments, evaluating evidence, spotting and avoiding faulty reasoning. Course material and class discussions will often be applied to real-world issues. It takes practice to master the skills involved in critical thinking. For most class sessions, students will be expected to do some reading, and then do some homework problems from the textbook. As long as students keep up with the reading and homework, the course should not be overly demanding. In fact, be prepared to have fun with this fascinating material! Student Learning Outcomes A student who completes this course successfully will be able to: Describe the characteristics of effective deductive and inductive reasoning. Detect logical fallacies in moral, political, and scientific arguments. Formulate arguments with sound and persuasive reasoning. Identify common psychological barriers to logical and critical thinking. Examine the sgtudent's own weaknesses in critical thinking and implement strategies to address them. Evaluate competing arguments in a controversy in a field that interests the student.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $375

Critical Thinking

Forensic Science Elective (9-12th grades) will consist of weekly lectures and labs. Students will study the science of crime scene investigation. Topics included: scene of the crime, evidence, blood splatter patterns, blood factors, forgery, autopsy, forensic entomology, botany and odontology. This course will include a focus on careers related to crime scene investigation. Class concludes with final practicum of a mock crime scene. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition: $450

Forensic Science

Come learn skills you may or may not need someday and have fun empowering yourself in the process. Scenario one: there has been a natural disaster. Your home has no access to water, electricity, or gas. Learn skills to make clean water, create warmth, find food and medical supplies and safely dispose of waste. Scenario two: you're camping in the wilderness and get separated from your group. Now you are lost. How will you survive until help arrives? Learn clean water preparation, fire and shelter making, and identification of edible plants. Essential fishing and trapping will also be covered. A final field trip to Silverado Canyon for a day of survival training with an expert from Thomas Coyne Survival Schools is included in the cost of the class ($120 value). Field trip will be Sunday, April 13th, 2025.

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition per semester: $500 (includes cost of final field trip)

Survival

Students in this one-semester class will be encouraged to think critically about their health while they study topics such as:

  • Emotional health
  • Injury prevention
  • The life cycle
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Decision making

We will have great weekly lectures, discussion topics, class activities, and semester projects. I am sensitive to the fact that some aspects of health class are best left for parents to discuss with their student(s) at home. Hopefully, the material discussed in class will spark wonderful family conversations as well! The course will have at least one guest presentation from a health professional.

This class is currently applying for a-g approval as an elective for one semester. It should be determined before classes begin in August. Health education is a high school graduation requirement in several districts in California. All state standards will be met in this course. 

Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Science-2-U

Tuition: $450

Health

In this semester class, students will learn a multitude of skills to help them take control of their studying and class workload so that they can be more successful students. Setting goals and priorities, learning to organize workloads and time, developing strategies for reading textbooks, writing papers, taking more effective notes, and how to study more efficiently for tests will be the focus of this class. Students will be guided to use these skills with the courses they are taking this semester and through in-class exercises and practice. This class can also help students with poor organizational skills.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $385 

Study Skills

In this workshop-style course, students are exposed to the art and craft of creative writing with both academic intention and full artistic expression. Modeled after university level introductory courses in creative writing, students study the craft elements of historic and modern poetry, spoken word, short story fiction, revision tactics, alternative storytelling platforms, and the various available modes of publishing in the literary marketplace. Students are instructed to engage in regular writing exercises designed to draw out and hone the creative process while generating raw material for creative projects assigned throughout the year, including: metered and rhyming poems, free verse poems, spoken word, stream of consciousness writing, short story, personal reflection writing, and feedback letters. Students are guided through each stage of writing fiction, from drafting all the way to revision and publishing with a heavy emphasis on how to effectively use the elements of character, plot, setting, and point of view. Presentations of the students’ creations will be followed by lessons in the important life skill of giving respectful, helpful, and constructive feedback, as well as how to receive comments with grace and humility in their pursuit of growth as writers.

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Writtenburg Door

Tuition per semester: $385 

Creative Writing- Poetry & Fiction

At Kaser Arts we firmly believe that every person is creative in some way. This class is taught by teachers who live a lifestyle full of creativity and are passionate about helping students cultivate that same creative excitement within themselves. As a class we will be reading through Austin Kleon’s ‘How to’ Trilogy; Which will, through prompts, challenges, and assigned habits, give your student the opportunity to fall in love with creating. Come create with us!

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395

Cultivating Creativity

In this home economics course, students learn about the many things it takes to run a household and live responsibly! This course covers topics such as cooking, baking, nutrition, fixing odds and ends around the home, sewing, health, hygiene, finance, and child development. This allows students to sample the many facets of living on their own, as well as ways to be frugal by learning helpful skills.

Day/Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:30

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

Home Economics

In this home economics course, students learn about the many things it takes to run a household and live responsibly! This course covers topics such as cooking, baking, nutrition, fixing odds and ends around the home, sewing, health, hygiene, finance, and child development. This allows students to sample the many facets of living on their own, as well as ways to be frugal by learning helpful skills.

Day/Time: Thursdays 10:45-12:15

Vendor: Kaser Arts

Tuition per semester: $395, plus $50 materials fee

Home Economics

Students will explore the history and evolution of the American comic book superheroes that brought us the Marvel universe we know today as the MCU. We will explore early history of notable characters and their creators, following the comic book culture into the modern era and exploring these characters in the creation of TV shows and movies. Students will gain a greater appreciation of not only the original artist and history, but appreciation of the filmmaking, modern portrayal of these characters and the cultural impact. Through film and story review students will also learn to note themes, analyze story progression, analyze characters and understand character development. In addition to lectures, class time will include ample discussion time for students to share their own thoughts and opinions, providing a space for community building through common interest. Students will leave with a deeper knowledge of Marvel history and their created worlds and a new like-minded community network.

NOTE: Access to streaming rental services required. Disney+ highly recommended.

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15 (1 semester only, Fall semester)

Vendor: Signing in the Gap

Tuition per semester: $350

History and Appreciation of Marvel

This entry-level course is designed to introduce high school students to general design and shop practices. Projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible through using different machines and tools, and instruction covers as many aspects of design, building, and woodworking as possible. Students expand their knowledge and experience through various hands-on projects, lessons, and mechanical vocabulary and are expected to learn shop safety and the safe use of hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery. Through lectures and demonstrations, the instructor introduces challenges such as designing projects with a budget, material selection, as well as project building, assembly, and finishing.

Day/Time: Thursdays 1:00-2:30 OR 2:45-4:15

Vendor: West Coast Services

Tuition per semester: $480

Beginner Shop

If you have been wanting to learn to skateboard, this beginner class is for you. Our coaches are here to help you find the confidence, and knowledge in learning fundamental skateboard skills, how to push, balance, proper body coordination, and small ramp skills. Throughout the semester, skaters will also explore creativity, teamwork, while developing their physical and mental strength. Rainy days will be spent watching the history of skateboarding documentaries, and equipment maintenance.

Day/Time: Mondays 1:00-2:30

Vendor: West Coast Services

Tuition per semester: $360

Beginner Skate Class

This class is designed for entry level skaters to build stronger fundamentals, while learning basic tricks, and improving ramp skills. This class is meant for students who have a year of skateboarding experience. Throughout the semester, skaters will also explore creativity, teamwork, while developing their physical and mental strength. Rainy days will be spent watching the history of skateboarding documentaries, and equipment maintenance.

Day/Time: Mondays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: West Coast Services

Tuition per semester: $360

Intermediate Skateboarding

This program is for surfers/bodyboarders/longboarders that are confident paddling out on their own, and catching their own waves. Surfers will be learning ocean safety, weather patterns, and where waves come from. Stretching and a quick cardio workout will become our pre surf routine. Coach Aaron will identify, and instruct key areas to improve and apply techniques, and of course have a ton of fun.

Day/Time: Mondays 8:30-10:00

Vendor: Coast Hand Crafted

Tuition per semester: $360

Surf Class

Students will complete of a series of creative projects that include learning basic hand sewing techniques, making handmade buttons, styling unique fabric treatments and tying basic knots.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:15-2:45

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $360

Handmade with Miss Starbeck-Elem

Students who love to create will enjoy this skill-building, project-driven course. The eclectic assortment of projects will include creating macrame’, bead-weaving, reductive mono-prints, origami tessellations and more. In planning additional projects, student interests and skill levels will be taken into consideration. We will strive for quality work in this relaxed and fun atmosphere. Finished work may be worthy of gift-giving (but just might turn out to be too cool to part with).

Day/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15

Vendor: Rebecca Starbeck

Tuition per semester: $400

Handmade with Miss Starbeck-MS/HS