Below is our list of Middle 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.
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Facilitator: Jaimie Sciesinski
- 1 1/2 inch 3 ring binder
- Student Study Guide to a Basic Course in American Sign Language
- Pen or pencil
Facilitator: Trish Cruise
All creation is awe-inspiring, but the work of the human body, created in the very image of God, is especially jaw-dropping! This study of anatomy and physiology showcases the intricacy and design of the human body, from DNA and cell creation to the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous/endocrine, immune, and intergumentary systems. Integrated with health and nutrition information, as well as plenty of scripture and biblical application, this complete guide to the human body is written in an enjoyable, conversational tone that will keep kids engaged. Experiments, notebooking assignments, narration, and a “personal person project” provide interaction with concepts outside of reading, and help to solidify understanding.
Apologia Anatomy and Physiology text
Foundation Worldview’s Careful Thinking Curriculum helps kids recognize false worldview ideas and understand how they differ from the Christian worldview. They will learn skills to unmask faulty ideas and embrace the truth
Bible (any version, but please bring the physical book, not an app.)
Pens and pencils
In middle school art class, students communicate visually, expressing and exchanging ideas, learning to understand and apply Elements of Art and Principles of Design using the elements of line, shape, space, color, value, texture, and form. Building on those art concepts using a variety of media and techniques as the year progresses. The students will learn to draw from observation using still life props, create a self-portrait, learn to mix paint and different paint media and the many ways to use those media. We will also learn about famous artists and their art movement’s significance in culture, recreating or taking their concepts and creating unique works of art.
*NOTE – Students must submit a paragraph (2 – 3 sentences is acceptable) explaining why they want to take this class. This class is open to waitlist only until the required paragraph has been emailed to the facilitator and the student has been approved for the class. Then the student will be added to the class roster.
There is no textbook for this class. The supply fee will cover the majority of supplies to be used by the student in class.
In this course, your student will learn introductory principles of chemistry and physics. Topics include atoms and molecules, the periodic table, Newton’s Laws, Sound, and Light.
1. Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright.
2. Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
1. Notgrass: Uncle Sam and You curriculum package ($100)
3. 2 glue sticks
5. 3 ring binder
6. Most importantly, a smile
*OPEN TO STUDENTS IN 5-8TH GRADES
The DAR Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s great history and learn about history in a new light.
For the first half of the semester, we will do a deep dive into the history of the topic (topic announced by DAR in the summer). Then we will spend the rest of the semester working on the essays, which will be submitted to our local DAR chapter for judging. This course will help students study for and write an excellent contest submission!
Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. State winners receive certificates and silver medals. National winners receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award.
- 1″ 3-Ring Binder
- 5 Tab dividers
- College-ruled notebook paper
- 3 clear page-protectors
- 3-hole punched, 2-pocket folder
- Pencil case with
- pens (blue or black)
- red ink pen
- multiple highlighter colors
- post-it flags
- post-in notes
General Science 1
Facilitator: Chrissy Roberts
Siblings can share textbooks, but will need their own ‘Teacher Guide’ which is actually the student workbook.
Students will need a folder, highlighter, notecards, and a student Quizlet account.
Facilitator: Coach Phil D
Something you don’t mind sweating in!
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.
- 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.
$10 per student
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters ,by Leslie M. M. Blume (Genre: Realistic Fiction)
Friedrich, by Hans Peter Richter (Genre: Historical Fiction)
When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Genre: Graphic Novel Memoir)
The Kite Fighters, by Linda Sue Park (Genre: Historical Fiction)
Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling (Genre: Adventure)
Out of the Dust ,by Karen Hesse (Genre: Novel in Verse)
Frindle, by Andrew Clements (Genre: Realistic Fiction)
- 2” Binder
- 3-hole punched folder for binder Loose leaf notebook paper
- 8 dividers for binder or Sticky Tabs
- pens and/or pencils –
- 3×5 notecards and container/ring (optional — if your student wants to use them for vocabulary study) Books the students will need for the year:
The primary goal of this class is to expose students to great works of literature written during a variety of time periods. The book choices will help to facilitate critical thinking, conflict resolution, and encourage in-class discussion.
Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
A Land Remembered (The first edition for students), Patrick Smith
The Secret Garden, Grances Hodgson Burnett
Bruchko, Bruce Olson
The Westing Game, Raskin
Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
$10 per student
This class is going to be a mix of great literature, many group discussions, some creative assignments, and writing projects. The mix of stories used in class will range from fantasy to real-life, coming-of-age stories. There is something for every reader to enjoy. Students are expected to participate in class by adding relevant feedback to detailed discussions. Some sharing of projects and reading essays in front of the class will be needed as well.
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
Carry on Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolken
The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, by Mark Twain
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
$10 per student
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.
- 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)
$70 per student
In this course your student will learn basic principles of chemistry, physics, and earth science. Topics include unit conversion, chemical reactions, force diagrams, the water cycle, layers of the earth, and mechanical waves.
Notebook for taking notes
$20 per student
Horizons Pre-Algebra builds on basic math operations with hands-on lessons in introductory algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and real-life applications. The complete set includes a full-color student workbook with 160 engaging lessons, a user-friendly teacher’s guide, and a separate tests and resources book for evaluating student progress.
Pre-Algebra Student Book teaches your child: volume and surface area of solids, four operations with monomials and polynomials, representations of data, trigonometric ratios, and more.
- Horizons Pre-Algebra Student Book
- Tests and Resources Book
Intro to Robotics
Facilitator: Nick Gutsche
In this course your student will build the Super Sphere robot and learn basic principles of computer science.
Facilitator: Wendy Willis
- Greetings & Conversations
- Numbers 0 – 1,000
- The Family
- The Body
- Weather and Clothing
- Months, Days, Holidays, Seasons
- Daily Life
- Sports and Pastimes
- Places in the Community
- Telling Time
- Meals and Restaurants
- Animals and their Environments
- Español ¡EN VIVO! Level 1 & 2 Workbooks, by Sarah Rowan
- 1-inch binder with interior pocket 1-subject college-ruled spiral notebook
- Pencils, erasers, and colored pencils
- Fallacy Detective
- Book of Great American Speeches for Young People, by Suzanne McIntire
- Binder with 5 tabs
$5 per student
$10 per student
- IEW US History Based Writing Student Book, 2nd Edition
- Fix it Grammar Level 3 Student Book New Edition
- Binder with 5 tabs
$5 per student
The goal of this class is for 7th or 8th students to refine their writing skills by focusing on persuasive writing and reasoning. In addition to writing persuasive essays through The Lost Tools of Writing, students will complete various creative writing assignments throughout the year. In class, students will be expected to participate in discussions of various short stories (which will be provided) and respond to various writing prompts in their journals.
*NOTE – This class is open to waitlist only until the required paragraph has been emailed to the facilitator and the student has been approved for the class. Then the student will be added to the class roster. If you have a 6th grader who is an advanced writer, and would like special consideration, please email the facilitator.
- Lost Tools of Writing, Level One Student Workbook
$5 per student