Spring Term 2018

English Language Arts – Jeff Graham. Offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:20am Middle and Upper Grades
An individualized course load that focuses on all areas of the Georgia ELA Standards: vocabulary, grammar, writing, public speaking, working with multimedia, and all genres of literature. We study poetry, short stories, non-fiction entries, biographies, drama, and the novel. Our goal is to form a cross curricula format so that students can synthesize what they learn with the world in which they live. 

American Sign Language – Jeff Graham. Offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:20am
While the rudiments of ASL are taught: fingerspelling, vocabulary, and grammar, there is much time here for practicing not only expressive skills, but receptive skills as well. Multimedia resources allow students to practice watching videos by native deaf signers which help them build their skills. In ASL 1, we also learn about the use of classifiers, non-manual markers, Deaf History and Deaf Culture.

Integrated Science Multi-Age Elementary/Middle/High School – Dana Bevan, Lisa Barber. Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 12:10- 1:00pm with hands on Lab on Wednesday
A course focused on hands-on scientific learning activities. The course covers a wide range of activities from using microscopes to hunt for microorganisms and observe small anatomical structures, charting plant growth and behavior, building motors and generators and experiments with safe household chemicals. Emphasis is on scientific method, importance of record-keeping, terminology and creativity.

Financial Literacy – Lisa Barber. Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-10:20am Multi-Age
Students learn the language of finances and money management ranging from every day use of money and budgeting to long term investing and business growth. For students who require a practical application of math skills rather than learning rote facts, this course replaces the mundane and gives them focus for their future. Literally this course is everything you wished you learned about money before you graduated from high school … so these students won’t have to wish the same thing in their future.

Economics - Lisa Barber. Offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30-9:20am Multi-Age
Students learn the science and psychology behind the economy and the choices consumers make when participating in the five economic activities: producing, exchanging, consuming, saving and investing. Students are equipped to participate effectively in the activities of a well-functioning yet rapidly changing economy through research, observation, and decision making in this interactive course.

Elementary English Language Arts - Lisa Barber. Offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:20am
Students develop reading comprehension, speaking, listening, language arts, grammar and creative writing skills in a standards based class designed to peak their creative interests while making sure that they are learning fundamentals outlined in the Georgia Department of Education Standards of Excellence for English Language Arts. 

Elementary Math - Christian Zsilavetz, Lisa Barber Offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:10-2:00pm 
Students develop basic math skills in an interactive hands on environment to reach mastery of the Georgia Department of Education Standards of Excellence for Math on age and grade level for the students participating. Focus on filling in the gaps and allowing students who struggle with math to find fun ways to learn reducing the stress of paper math calculations. 

Independent Study - 12:10-2:00pm Students use this time to study either independently or together taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and socialize in a supervised environment. Homeschool and Online Students looking for an opportunity to join a safe study group are welcome.