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2022/2023 Middle and High School Co-Op Schedule
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LAF High School Co-op offers a la cart classes to students in 9 – 12 grades.
 
Parents are not required to stay on campus while students are in classes, but all High School families are required to fulfill cooperative duties during the year. Click on the link for more information about our Cooperative Requirements.
High School Tuition

High school classes are $220 each for the 2022/2023 school year, plus any lab/supply fees. 50% of tuition, plus 100% of lab/supply fees are due at the time of registration. Balances must be paid in full on or before Orientation on August 9, 2023.

2022/2023 High School Classes

Below is our list of High School Co-op Classes for the 2022/2023 school year. Next to each class, we have listed the facilitator for the class, the day, time, and location of the class, the course description, and the required materials and additional lab/supply fees. 

Click here to meet our Middle and High School Facilitators.

Advanced Composition and Creative Writing
Facilitator: Mariel Marconi 
 
Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:20 
Room S103
 
Course Description:
Advanced Composition and Creative Writing is a high school, college-preparatory class which reinforces for students the basics, and teaches advanced skills of academic and artistic writing. Its design is based on college expectations of analytical reading and writing.
 
In the first unit, students will practice the foundational strategies of outlining, editing, and revision in expository and persuasive essays, following MLA guidelines.
 
The second unit teaches elements of literature and narrative, allowing students the opportunity to write creatively, and discuss their work in a scholarly way.
 
The third unit covers the history and formal qualities of five poetic forms (haiku, blank verse, sonnet, and free verse). We will take class time to practice peer-
editing, workshopping, and forming plans for integrating feedback in future work.
 

This course prepares students for higher level writing assignments and helps them develop strong writing habits, and editing and revision skills necessary for critical thinking and reading.

Required Materials:
College-ruled, spiral notebook with perforated pages for class notes.
Pencil case with the following supplies

  • Pencils and erasers.
  • Pens (blue or red)
  • Highlighters, at least three colors

1-inch three-ring binder
Access to a computer and printer at home
Optional Supplies: Whiteout

Major Assignments:
Expository Essay, 500-750 words
Persuasive Essay, 500-750 words
A flash fiction piece, 350-500 words
A portfolio of five poems, including at least three forms with a central theme and an introductory paragraph discussing selection of forms and theme., approx. 200 words

Supply Fee:
$5  per student

Algebra 1 

Facilitator: Nick Gutsche

 
Tuesdays, 11:15 – 12:30
Room S106
 

Course Description:

This course will prepare your student for Algebra II and Geometry. Topics Include:

  • Positive and Negative Integers
  • Order of Operations
  • The Coordinate Plane
  • Linear Equations
  • Solving Equations
  • Distance Formula
  • Absolute Value Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Algebraic Word Problems
  • Factoring
  • Polynomials
 
Required Materials:

2 notebooks, one for homework and one for taking notes in class
pencils

Lab Fee:
$10 per student

Algebra 2

Facilitator: Nick Gutsche

 

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:45
Room S106

Course Description:

This class will prepare your student for Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, or College Algebra. Topics include:

  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Transformations of Parent Functions
  • Systems of Equations
  • Systems of Inequalities
  • Linear Programming
  • Matrices
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Solving Polynomial Equations
  • Conic Sections
  • Logarithms
  • Sine, Cosine, and Tangent

 

Required Materials:

Algebra 2 Textbook (will have to order a used copy)
Graphing Calculator (TI-83 or TI-84 Recommended)
2 notebooks, one for homework and one for taking notes in class
Pencils

Lab Fee:
$10 per student
American History
Facilitator: Elle Crooks
 

Thursdays, 10:30-12:20

Room S106

Course Description:

Our United States history class will involve lots of writing which will be a great practice for test-taking and English literature; college applications and essays. As we go through American history from the early 1400s to present day, the students will learn that history has a direct influence on our lives today. The students will have a Bible-based history class that will delve into inspiring stories of people who have acted on their faith and made great strides for our country.

Required Materials:

  1. Notgrass: Exploring America: curriculum package
  2. 3 ring binder
  3. Notebook paper
  4. A smile 

 

Supply Fee: 

$10 per student

American Literature
Facilitator: Kim Thomson
 
Thursdays, 8:30-10:20
Room S104
 

Course Description:
This course is a high school college-preparatory literature and writing course designed with Hewitt High School Lightning Literature Composition guides. Hewitt’s Lightning Literature guides provide lessons in literature that will help your student’s reading comprehension, love of books, and their writing as well. For this course, students read eight unabridged books along with short stories, poems, and other shorter literary works that are included within the student guides. According to the instructions in the student guide, students write one to two papers for each book-length work and one paper for each shorter literary work.

Required Materials:
1. Lightning Lit. & Composition: American Early-Mid 19 th Century Student Guide
(1 st sem)
2. Lightning Lit. & Composition: American Mid-Late 19 th Century Student Guide
(2 nd sem)
3. 8 Unabridged novels (see below for details)
4. 5 subject spiral notebook

1 st Semester Novels:
1. Benjamin Franklin (nonfiction: Autobiography)
2. Frederick Douglas (nonfiction: Narrative0
3. The Scarlett Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

2 nd Semester Novels:
1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
2. Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
3. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
4. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Supply Fee:
$10  per student
Art 1 
Facilitator: Alaina Pompa
 
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:20
Room C212
 
Course Description:

This class is for high school students who are interested in the visual arts. 

The class will consist of five units: Drawing, Color, Composition, Sculpture, and Printmaking.  

Each unit is designed to each one or more of the 7 Main elements of art, line, shape, form, space, texture,  value, and color. Students will practice observation skills and learn how to see like an artist and how to draw from life observations and learn how to create a realistic portrait. In the color unit, they will learn how to mix paint and use color to express themselves. Our Composition unit will use collage and mixed media to create a visual journal, communicate a visual message and tell a story. 3D projects will explore sculptures and create playful objects. In Printmaking, the students will learn how to carve a rubber stamp to make their own patterns and greeting cards. 

Throughout the course, students will learn about major artists, art movements, and the role of the artist in culture. Students will also learn how to create and keep a portfolio and how to show their work.

Required Materials:
The supply fee will cover the majority of supplies to be used by the student in class.  Each student will need to purchase a 9×12 portfolio

 

Supply Fee:

$75  per student
Art 2
Facilitator: Alaina Pompa
 

Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:20

Room C212

Course Description:

This class is for high school students who love making art and are possibly considering a career in the visual arts. In this course, we will build on the skills we learned in Art 1 and learn how to be more expressive with our work as we experiment with different styles and materials.  

The class will consist of five units: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Printmaking.  In our drawing unit, students will learn to use charcoal to create life drawings and portraits. We will create abstract and expressive paintings in acrylics. We will use collage, mixed media, and hand-painted papers to communicate a visual message and tell a story. Our 3D projects will create pieces of functional and playful art. In Printmaking, the students will learn how to carve rubber stamps to make their own patterns and greeting cards. 

Throughout the course, students will learn about major artists, art movements, and the role of the artist in culture. Students will also learn how to write an artist statement and how to present their work and how to keep a portfolio.

 

Required Materials:

Students are encouraged to have art supplies at home so they can continue to explore and experiment with their favorite mediums at home. Work done outside of class is encouraged but not required. The supply fee will cover the majority of supplies the student will need. 

Each student will need to purchase a 9×12 portfolio

 

Supply Fee:

$75  per student
Art History
Facilitator: Olga Spitsa
 

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50

Room C102

 

Course Description:

So much of History is only learned through Art. 

Curriculum used: History of Art, Creation to Contemporary, by Ned Bustard, and other Literature to experience a unique take on Art History. 

This Curriculum is a distinctively Christian overview of art history covering well-known works like the Venus of Willendorf, the Bust of Neffertiti, Winged Victory, the Mona Lisa, and American Gothic

At the end of the year, the student will be able to identify all the major art movements in Western art, as well as know the titles and artists responsible for over five dozen artistic masterpieces. These movements and works of art are the grammar of art history and will allow the student to navigate nearly every museum of Western art in the world, as well as know-how they fit in the study of history. 

Class time will be structured with lecture, note-taking, discussion time, presentations, and hands-on activities.

 

Required Materials:

There is no book to purchase for this course; handouts will be available for each lesson.

Pencil kit 

Art sketchbook 

 

Supply Fee:

$30  per student
Bible
Facilitator: Natalia Drumm
 

Tuesdays, 8:30-10:20

Room C105

 

Course Description:

Learning how to read, interpret, and apply scripture to the hot topics in our teenager’s culture. 

This course will take your student through the process of Bible interpretation and application, teaching them how to read the different genres of scripture, how they fit together, and how it matters to their lives as teenagers. Once students learn how to read scripture, we will explore 10 culturally hot topics and what God says about them in His word, and how we can live out His truth. 

 
Required Materials:
Printed ESV Bible
Spiral Notebook
Pen
Two Required Texts:
 

Supply Fee:

$10  per student
Biology 
Facilitator: Kim Collins 
 

Tuesdays, 10:30-12:20

Room S104

 
Course Description:
Welcome to an exciting year studying biology. This course is designed from the Apologia curriculum, Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition. This course is taught at an honors level.
 
There are 16 modules covering high school biology topics with labs. We will be completing one module every two weeks throughout the school year. Students perform 38 classroom labs that are recorded in their lab book. Lab books are an important part of this course which records the labs performed, diagrams and observations.

Students will be expected to participate in classroom discussions, and presentations. A weekly quiz is given covering subject(s) from the previous class. Students will be expected to have their homework assignments, module tests (graded by parent) and lab book completed to be checked after every two (2) modules. That pace will allow the class to complete our curriculum during
the school year.

 

Required Materials:

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition

Exploring Creation with Biology Test Pages, 3rd Edition

* NOTE — We will not use the Student Notebook

Carbonless Laboratory Notebook – available on Amazon

3-Ring Binder with 5 Tabs labeled:

  • Notes
  • OYO Questions
  • Study Guide Questions
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
 

Lab Fee:

$50  per student
British Literature
Facilitator: Kim Thomson
 
Thursdays, 10:30-12:20
Room S104
 
Course Description:

Our exploration of British Literature focuses mainly on the 19th Century. Students will learn writing through the lens of some of the greatest writers the world has known. They will work on building both vocabulary and a deeper understanding of the author’s message. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and will also be required to present their writing in class throughout the year.

In the first semester, lessons cover description, point of view, persuasive writing, setting, humor, character, and imagery and tone in poetry. In the second semester, lessons cover conflict, rhyme and meter, local color, theme, genre, and sources of ideas.

Required Materials:

  1. Lightning Literature and Composition: British Early-Mid 19th Century Student Guide
  2. Lightning Literature and Composition: British Mid-Late 19th Century Student Guide
  3. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  4. Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott
  5. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  6. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  7. Silas Marner, by George Eliot
  8. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  9. The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
  10. Stalky and Co, by Rudyard Kipling
  11. 5 subject spiral notebook
 

Lab Fee:

$10  per student
 
Chemistry
Facilitator: Nick Gutsche
 
Thursdays, 1:00-2:50
Room S104
 
Course Description:

This class will help your student gain proficiency in analytical chemistry. Topics include:

  • S.I. and British Units
  • Scientific Notation
  • Classification of Matter
  • Atomic Theory
  • The Periodic Table
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Lewis Structures
  • VSEPR Models
  • Electron Configurations
  • Ionic and Covalent Bonds
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gas Laws
  • How to write a lab report
 
Required Materials:
“Exploring Creation with Chemistry Basic Set” 3rd Edition, by Kristy Plourde
2 notebooks, one for taking notes in class and one for homework/labs
Calculator (TI-30XIIS recommended)
Pencils
 

Lab Fee:

$40 per student
 
Computing and Robotics
Facilitator: Nick Gutsche
 
Thursdays, 8:30-9:45
Room C212
 
Course Description:

Your student will learn about computers, circuit boards, programming languages, and robotics. They will build their own electronic projects using the Arduino UNO board.

Topics include:

  • Measuring computing power
  • Computing languages
  • History of computing machines
  • The binary number system
  • Circuit boards
  • Electrical theory
  • History of robotics
  • The engineering design process
 
Required Materials:
Pencils
2 notebooks, one for homework and one for notes

 

Lab Fee:

$15 per student
 
Geometry
Facilitator: Nick Gutsche
 
Tuesdays,1:00-2:50
Room S106
 
Course Description:

Topics Include:

  • Geometric Reasoning
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Triangle Congruence
  • Polygons and Quadrilaterals
  • Right Triangles and Trigonometry
  • Transformational Geometry
  • Perimeter, Circumference, and Area
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Circles
  • Probability
 
Required Materials:
“Holt McDougal Larson Geometry: Student Edition 2012” 1st Edition( available used from Amazon.com for as low as $10)
Calculator (TI-30X IIS Recommended)
2 notebooks, one for homework and one for taking notes
1 metal compass
1 ruler
1 protractor
Pencils
 

Supply Fee: 

$10 per student

 
Government
Facilitator: Andrea Stanford
 
Tuesdays,1:00-2:50
Room S104
 
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a practical knowledge and understanding of the study of the American government, and its direct connection to its citizens. Students will be able to apply knowledge of the Magna Carta, Articles of Confederation, Ratification, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and demonstrate their understanding of how the American system of government functions on the local, state, and national levels as well as the impact on individual citizens. Students will also be able to demonstrate their understanding that US citizens have both rights and responsibilities in order for our government to function for the betterment of our society.  Students will actively investigate national, state, and local issues, read and participate in discussions, and develop informed arguments using a variety of forms.

Specifically, the course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The ideals and beliefs shared by Americans and the meaning of citizenship.
  • The historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of the U.S. government system.
  • The significance of the Magna Carta, Articles of Confederation, and Ratification.
  • The U.S. Constitution and the components and balances of the federal government.
  • The importance and relevance of the Bill of Rights and Amendments.
  • Understand the importance of participating in government.
 
Required Materials:
Spiral notebook 
Writing utensil(Note – We will be taking notes as well as completing a lot of in-class activities so you will need these materials each and every day for class.)
For curriculum, we will utilize a variety of sources. No book purchase is required. Student supply fee will cover the cost of printed materials, all of which will be provided.
 

Supply Fee: 

$30 per student

 
Marine Biology 
Facilitator: Kim Collins
 
Tuesdays, 8:30-10:20
Room S104
 
Course Description:

Welcome to an exciting year studying marine science. This course is designed from the Apologia curriculum, Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, 2nd Edition. This class will be taught at an honors high school level, and therefore may be counted for the high school biology requirement.

It is my goal to provide students with both a classroom lecture and labs each week. 

There are 16 modules covering high school marine biology topics with labs. We will be completing one module every two weeks throughout the school year. Students will complete around 30 classroom labs that are recorded in their lab book. Lab books are an important part of this course which records the labs performed, diagrams, and observations.

Students will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and presentations. A weekly quiz is given covering subject(s) from the previous class. Students will be expected to have their homework assignments, module tests, and lab book completed to be checked after every module. That pace will allow the class to complete our curriculum during the school year.

 

Required Materials:

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, 2nd Edition

Exploring Creation with Marine Biology Tests 2nd Edition

* NOTE — We will not use the Student Notebook

  • Carbonless Laboratory Notebook – available on Amazon
  • 3-Ring Binder with 5 Tabs labeled Notes, OYO Questions, Study Guide Questions, Quizzes, Tests
 

Lab Fee:

$50  per student
 
MUSIC THEORY: AURAL MUSIC THEORY/CHOIR
Facilitator: Sam Stahlmann
 
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:20
Room C105
 
Course Description:

In this course, students will take a deep dive into all things music theory! Music theory can be a difficult concept to grasp, but this course teaches students to look at music as a language more than anything else. 

In the curriculum, by Berklee College of Music Graduate Sky Stahlmann, students will learn how music operates and be given the tools to create their own (or as I say, “speak the language!”).

In addition to music theory, the class is also a concert choir! Students will learn to sing hymns, classical pieces, contemporary selections, and more. The primary objective of this course is learning the three aspects of music as a language and learning to speak it with our own voices! 

At the end of each semester, there will be a showcase featuring the pieces they learned in the course.

Required Materials:

  • 3 ring binder 
  • Printed and hole-punched curriculum to add to binder (link will be provided)
  • Folder for music

Lab Fee:

$35 per person (includes licensing of digital curriculum)

 
Shakespeare
Facilitator: Mariel Marconi
 
Thursdays, 1:00-2:50
Room S106
 
Course Description:

This course is designed as a first-time introduction for high school students to the works of one of the most influential writers of all time. We will focus on familiarizing ourselves with the language of Shakespeare’s writing and enough history of England and English theater to contextualize the works, their format, humor, and vocabulary. We will read a selection of sonnets, and two plays throughout the year. Students can expect to be capable of reading Shakespeare independently by the end of the year.

 

Required Materials:

  • Pencil case with the following
    • Pencils
    • Red ink pens
    • Highlighters in three colors
  • One 1-inch binder with writing paper
  • At home access to a computer and printer

Texts- No Fear Shakespeare editions of Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing

Supply Fee:

$10 per person

Speech and Public Speaking
Facilitator: Mariel Marconi
 
Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:20
Room C103
 
Course Description:
This year-long course seeks to teach students skills of public speaking at the high school level, involving research, organization, and effective communication. Students will get experience speaking publicly and delivering speeches for their peers using visual aids and mixed media approaches to communication. In-class debates will also allow students opportunities for quick-thinking and exercise of logical structures. By the end of the first semester, students will be able to plan, construct, and deliver effective speeches, and successfully engage in debate guided by an understanding of the communication process, audience analysis, and public speaking guidelines. 
 
The second semester focuses on helping students make connections between the skills they’ve learned and real-life scenarios where these skills will help them succeed such as job interviews and conflict resolution. The same textbook will be used for both semesters. 
 
 

Required Materials:

College-ruled, spiral notebook with perforated pages for class notes

Pencil case with the following supplies

  • Pencils and erasers
  • Pens (blue or black)

1-inch three ring binder
Access to a computer at home
A USB flash drive
Sound Speech student textbook from Bob Jones University Press (978-1-57924-620-4)

 
Supply Fee:
$10  per student
World History 
Facilitator: Elle Crooks
 
Thursdays, 8:30-10:20
Room S106
 
Course Description:
Our studies will take us from Creation to the 21 st Century. The course materials will guide us through ancient, medieval, and modern history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. We will also be exploring western civilization with focus on Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
 
Required Materials:
1. Notgrass: Exploring World History: curriculum package
2. 3 ring binder
3. Notebook paper
4. A smile
 
Supply Fee:
$10  per student
Yearbook 
Facilitator: Allison Flagg
*8th Grade and up
 
Tuition: $130 plus 
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:50
Room C105
 
Course Description:
Students will be creating the yearbook for LAF’s 2022-2023 school year; gaining and utilizing skills in graphic design, layout design, caption writing and photography.
 
Required Materials:
laptop or tablet with google chrome installed.
 
Lab Fee:
$10 per student