High School Co-op
2023/2024 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 $245 each for the 2023/2024 school year (unless otherwise specified below), 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 7, 2023.

2023/2024 High School Classes

Below is our list of High School Co-op Classes for the 2023/2024 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 Biology: Anatomy & Physiology 
Facilitator: Kim Collins 
 

Thursdays, 10:30-12:20

Room S104

 
Course Description:
This course is created using the Apologia curriculum. This course is a great overview of the Human Body. The course starts with an introduction to anatomy and physiology and finishes the year with the different systems within the Human Body. There are 16 modules covering high school anatomy and physiology topics with labs. We will be completing one module every two weeks throughout the school year. We will use lab books to record the labs we perform each week. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions and presentations. A weekly quiz is given covering subjects from the previous class. Students will be expected to have their homework assignments, including module tests, and lab book completed to be checked after every module.  

Required Materials:

  • Textbook: Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition
  • Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology Test pages, 2rd Edition (*Note – We will not use the Student Notebook) 
  • Carbonless Laboratory Notebook (available on Amazon)
  • 3-Ring Binder with 5 tabs

Lab Fee:

$50  per student
Advanced Composition and Creative Writing
Facilitator: Mariel Marconi 
 
Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:20 
Room S102
 
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.
 
The third unit covers the history and formal qualities of five poetic forms. In each unit, we will take class time to practice peer-editing, workshopping, and forming plans for integrating feedback in future work.
 
This course prepares students for college-level writing assignments and helps them develop strong writing habits, and editing and revision skills necessary for critical thinking and reading.

Required Materials:

  • Home access to a computer and printer
  • College-ruled paper for class notes
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Pens (red ink)
  • Highlighters (at least three colors)
  • 1-inch three-ring binder
  • Binder dividers
  • White out (optional)
 
Supply Fee:
$10  per student

Algebra 1 

Facilitator: Nick Gutsche

 
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:20
Room S106
 

Course Description:

In this course your student will learn the basic principles and skills of algebra. Topics include integers, equations, lines, inequalities, word problems, systems of equations, and polynomials.

 
Required Materials:
 
Lab Fee:
$5 per student

Algebra 2

Facilitator: Nick Gutsche

 

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:45
Room S106

Course Description:

In this course your student will learn advanced principles and skills of algebra. Topics include systems of equations, matrices, complex numbers, square root functions, conic sections, and rational expressions.

Required Materials:

  • Algebra 2 Textbook (will have to order a used copy, you can search Walmart.com for ISBN 0078656095)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI-83 or TI-84 Recommended)
  • 2 notebooks, one for homework and one for taking notes in class
  • Pencils
  • Graphing Paper
  • 12-inch ruler

 

Lab Fee:
$5 per student
American History
Facilitator: Kim Thomson
 

Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:20

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: 

$15 per studen

American Literature
Facilitator: Kim Thomson
 
Thursdays, 10:30-12:20
Thursdays, 1:00- 2:50
Room C102
 

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 paper per 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  
Facilitator: Olga Halo
 
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:50
Room C209
 
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: Portraits
Facilitator: Charlene Yoder
 

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:50

Room C209

Course Description:

This class is designed for all skill levels. (Seriously. Smiley faces to Mona Lisa, bring it.) Using a range of 12 graphite pencils plus drawing accessories, students will experience stunning results quickly through technique demonstration (fancy words for teacher’s tricks), knowing the tools (this isn’t your homeschool #2 pencil), methodology personalized for each student, (again more fancy words for the teacher is watching you), and accuracy training (just plain doing it). Projects will include facial profiles, hands and feet, animal portraits, drawing a famous person (and mailing it to them), composing a Biblical portrait illustration, blind drawing and more! It’s going to be a challenging course, but always look toward God and keep Philippians 4:13, I can do all this through him who gives me strength, in your heart and you can’t go wrong.
 

 

Required Materials:

All included in supply fee
 

Supply Fee:

$55  per student
Bible
Facilitator: Natalia Drumm
 

Tuesdays, 10:30-12:20

Room C212

 

Course Description:

High school level course where students learn how to read Scripture correctly as they learn the genres of Scripture, explore context, and meta narrative of the text. Students will explore the 6 areas of theology: Theology proper Trinitarianism Creation, mankind, sin & salvation Angelology (study of spiritual beings) Ecclesiology (the Church & sanctification) Eschatology (study of the last days) Students will exegete Scripture and learn how to create a system of hermeneutics, read a book of Scripture from beginning to end, outline a passage and a book of Scripture and then apply the text to their lives today.

 
Required Materials:
  • ESV Study Bible
  • Access to online resources (laptop, tablet, etc. to use commentaries and online study programs for homework.)
  • Binder
  • Paper
  • Highlighters
 

Supply Fee:

$10  per student
Biology 
Facilitator: Kim Collins 
 

Thursdays, 8:30-10:20

Room S104

 
Course Description:
This course is created using the Apologia curriculum. This course is a great overview of biology. The course starts with the process of life and finishes the year with an overview study of animals. There are 16 modules covering high school biology topics with labs. We will be completing one module every two weeks throughout the school year. We will use lab books to record the labs we perform each week. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions and presentations. A weekly quiz is given covering subjects from the previous class. Students will be expected to have their homework assignments, including module tests, and lab book completed to be checked after every module.

 

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
Chemistry
Facilitator: Nicholas Gutsche
 
Thursdays, 1:00-2:50
Room S106
 
Course Description:

In this course your student will learn fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include significant figures, the Periodic Table, Dalton’s atomic theory, Lewis structures, and Stoichiometry.

 

Required Materials:

  • “Exploring Creation with Chemistry Basic Set” 3rd Edition, by Kristy Plourde
  • “Exploring Creation with Chemistry Student Notebook, 3rd Edition”
  • 2 notebooks, one for taking notes in class and one for homework/labs
  • Periodic Table Basics Chart 2nd Edition (available on christianbook.com for $4.39)
  • Calculator (TI-30XIIS recommended)
  • Pencils
 

Lab Fee:

$40 per student
 
Comparative Literature and Composition
Facilitator: Jenni Stahlmann
 
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50
Room C105
 
Course Description:

This high school English course requires reading of a variety of genres, non-literary as well as literary, including memoir, essays and speeches of U.S. historical significance, a classic novella, modern novel, and a variety of poetry, spanning the 1600s to the 2000s. The course also requires substantial, recurrent practice in writing structured papers directed at various audiences and responding to an array of rhetorical tasks using evidence taken from complex written sources. It is an excellent choice for a 9th or 10th grade English credit.

Units covered in this course:

  1. Memoir
  2. Rhetorical Analysis
  3. Thematic and Cultural Analysis
  4. Persuasion
  5. Elements of Story
  6. Poetry
 
Writing assignments in this course:
  1. Short memoir
  2. Contrast essay
  3. Rhetorical analysis essay
  4. Thematic analysis essay
  5. Cultural analysis essay
  6. Persuasive essay
  7. “Cultural Outsider” short story
  8. Fan fiction short story
  9. Mimic poem
  10. “My Culture” poem
 
Required Materials:
  • Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, by Temple Grandin
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
  • Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
  • One subject spiral notebook
  • 1 1/2″ binder with 6 tab dividers:
    • Memoir 
    • Rhetoric
    • Theme/Culture
    • Persuasion
    • Story
    • Poetry
  • Clear page protectors
  • 3-hole-punched 2-pocket folder
  • Pencil case with
    • Blue or black ink pens
    • Red ink pens
    • Highlighters (assorted colors)
    • Post-it flags
    • Post-it notes
  • Handouts will be provided (covered by supply fee)

Supply Fee:

$25 per student 
 
Economics (Spring Semester)
Facilitator: Karrie Beckmann
 
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50
Room S104
 
Course Description:

In this ONE SEMESTER economics course, students will learn about the various types of economies and how they address the various factors in the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth. Students will learn a brief economic history of the United States and other countries so as to compare the different types of economies. This will be accomplished by looking at not only individual and business economic factors but also the economy as a whole. Students will learn about the laws of supply and demand, and the importance and impact of economic policies on our economy. They will also learn how money, trade, and markets work as well as how they are measured, and so much more. There will be a mix of reading, lectures, current event discussions, and hands-on activities designed to not only teach the various topics, but make it engaging as well.

 
Required Materials:
  • Books TBA
  • Notebook paper 
  • Folder to store handouts / class assignments
 

Supply Fee: 

$10 per student

  
Financial Literacy and Money Mangement (Fall Semester)
Facilitator: Karrie Beckmann
 
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:50
Room S104
 
Course Description:

In this ONE SEMESTER financial literacy and money management course, students will learn basic money skills including budgeting, saving, and investing. They will also learn how to file taxes, pay bills, and so much more. There will be a mix of reading, lectures, and hands-on activities designed to not only teach the various subjects, but make it engaging as well.

Some topics to be covered include: banking (including balancing a checkbook), investing (real estate, CD’s, IRA’s), credit cards (positives and negatives), credit score (what is it, why is it important, and how can you protect it), paying for college (different ways to help pay for college and how to choose a college keeping the cost in mind), insurance (health, car, life, renters, and others), paying taxes (we will actually look at a 1040 form), budgeting (the how and why), and other consumer skills.
 
 
Required Materials:
  • Personal Finance for Teens and College Students: The Complete Guide to Financial Literacy for Teens and Young Adults, by Kara Ross
  • Notebook paper
  • Folder to store handouts / class assignments
 

Supply Fee: 

$10 per student

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

In this course your student will learn fundamental principles of geometry. Topics include geometric constructions, inductive reasoning, triangle theorems, parallel lines and transversals, polygons, and trig functions.

 
Required Materials:
  • “Holt McDougal Larson Geometry: Student Edition 2012” 1st Edition (available on Walmart.com and thriftbooks.com if you search the ISBN number 054764714X)
  • Calculator (TI-30X IIS Recommended)
  • 2 notebooks, one for homework and one for taking notes
  • Mr. Pen Protractor and Compass Set
  • 12-inch ruler
  • Pencils
 

Supply Fee: 

$5 per student

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

This ONE SEMESTER 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

 
Intro to Circuits and Computer Programming
Facilitator: Nick Gutsche
 
Thursdays, 11:15-12:30
Room S106
 
Tuition: $245
 
Course Description:

In this course your student will learn principles of electronic circuits and programming. Topics include circuit components, parallel and series circuits, Arduino fundamentals, and coding.

Required Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Calculator (TI-30X IIS recommended)
  • Arduino Uno 3 Ultimate Starter Kit (available on Walmart.com for $54.99)
  • “Arduino Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 projects, 2nd Edition” by John Boxall (available on walmart.com and thriftbooks.com if you search ISBN number 1718500580)
  • “A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers” (available on christianbook.com for $19.99)
 

Lab Fee:

$15  per student
 
Life Skills
Facilitator: Andrea Stanford
 
FOR 8TH GRADE AND UP 
 
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:50
Room C103
 
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with skills for real world, everyday life with a focus on Personal Development, Communication, Goal Setting, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Time & Money Management, Basic Cooking & Sewing, Nutrition and Wellness and more…all in an effort to prepare them for independence and life on their own. Students will actively engage in various activities to develop lifelong processes for dealing with these and other life events.

Required Materials:

  • 3 Ring Binder Notebook paper
  • 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:

$10 per student

 
Photography
Facilitator: Rachel Ying
 
Thurdays, 1:00 – 2:50
Room C105
 
Course Description:

An introduction and exploration into the world of digital photography. In this class we will learn the basics of photography: the exposure triangle, framing and lighting, color balancing, landscapes, portraits and much more. Students will learn how to use their own camera to capture the wonder of God’s creation in the world around them.

 
Required Materials:
  • DSLR or mirrorless digital camera with an interchangeable lens system Memory card compatible with camera Memory card reader to transfer files to a computer
  • photo editing software such as Lightroom or Darktable
  • 4×7 photo album to hold prints (example)

Supply Fee:

$70 per student

Shakespeare
Facilitator: Mariel Marconi
 
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 10:20
Room C103
 
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
 
Tuesdays, 10:30 – 12:20
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

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