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5th Grade Mathematics Year Long Course

$436

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Next session starts Aug 28, 2019 at 10:30 am, runs for 36 weeks

This course will be on the standard mathematics that would be learned in the 5th grade. Along with continued work and practice with elementary operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), topics covered will include place values and decimals, fractions, and the manipulation of fractions and decimals utilizing the elementary operations.

This is a year long course that will meet twice a week for 36 weeks in 1.5 hour class sessions.

We will be using the Envison Math for Grade 5th textbook and workbook. You can buy these from Amazon.

Textbook  ISBN-10: 0328489743

Workbook ISBN-10: 0328697621

2019 Class Dates:

August: 8/28, 8/30

September: 9/04, 9/06, 9/11, 9/13 ,9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27

October: 10/02, 10/04, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25, 10/30

November: 11/01, 11/06, 11/08, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/22

December:12/04, 12/06, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, 12/20

2020 Class Dates:

January: 1/08, 1/10, 1/15, 1/17, 1/22, 1/24, 1/29, 1/31

February: 2/05, 2/07, 2/12, 2/14, 2/19, 2/21, 2/26, 2/28

March: 3/04, 3/06, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27

April: 4/08, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17, 4/22, 4/24, 4/29

May: 5/01, 5/06, 5/08, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22

 

 

 

 

Algebra 2 with Trigonometry

$685

with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Next session starts Aug 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 17 weeks

This course is intended to be an Algebra II course with some Trigonometry. The goal will be to foster a solid conceptual and ap- plicable understanding of polynomials and systems of equations, as well as trigonometric functions. Topics covered will include functions, the algebra of polynomial functions, the fundamental theorem of alge- bra, solving square and cubic polynomials, an introduction to complex numbers, and trigonometric functions and identities, with a focus on understanding how these identities are derived as well as what they represent and how they are used.

This is a full year course covered in one semester. The class will meet twice a week for 17 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2 hour class sessions.

2019 Fall Class Dates:

August: 8/27, 8/29

September: 9/3, 9/05, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24, 9/26

October: 10/01, 10/03, 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31 

November: 11/05, 11/07, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21

December: 12/03, 12/05, 12/10, 12/12, 12/17, 12/19

 

Chemistry

$540

with Kayleigh Cantrell

Calendar Next session starts Aug 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm, runs for 17 weeks

This course will be a semester-long comprehensive introduction to high school chemistry. Special attention will be given to fundamentals of scientific reasoning such as scientific models, experimental design, and data interpretation. This course will cover the following topics: structure of the atom, periodic trends, valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, gases, acids and bases, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and thermodynamics.

Prerequisites: An understanding of algebra 1; prior exposure to physical science and biology is preferred.

Required Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach

Written by Professor Nivaldo Tro, a Ph.D. chemist from Stanford University, A Molecular Approach is a lengthy volume that covers an extensive array of subjects. The engaging way it simplifies complex topics makes it well worth the investment. It is available as an ebook as well as a paperback.

Please note this class will meet twice a week and will include 68 hours of class time with an instructor. This is a full year of Chemistry with a lab. 

An additional Class Materials Fee of $100 will be charged for lab materials.

2019 Fall Class Dates:

August: 8/13, 8/15, 8/20, 8/22, 8/27, 8/29

September: 9/3, 9/05, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24, 9/26

October: 10/01, 10/03, 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31 

November: 11/05, 11/07, 11/12, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21

December: 12/03, 12/05, 12/10, 12/12, 12/17, 12/19

 

CyberPatriot High School Team

$250

with Jake Williams

Calendar Next session starts Aug 16, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 16 weeks

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

The Huntsville STEAM Works High School Team is intended for homeschooled students in grades 9-12, and is capped at 6 students, per competition rules. The team meets concurrently with the middle school school team to learn content but compete in separate divisions. Practice typically runs 1 hour but may run longer as needed. Team practice continues through early April for additional study of CyberSecurity content or for additional practice time if the team advances.

Important Note: Scored rounds take place on competition weekends. The team will coordinate a 6 hour period to compete on weekends The precise 6-hour blocks will be coordinated by team and coach consensus, but flexibile availability during these weekends is essential to participation. 

Full Course

Elementary Electronics

$150

with Jennifer Heeth

Calendar Next session starts Sep 3, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 9 weeks

In this 9-week course, 3rd-5th grade students will wield the power of electronics with hands-on projects that break down complex technologies into modular components so they can experiment, build, prototype, and invent! Students will use learn using items such as conductive dough as well as by "hacking" familiar household items.

 

 

Intro to Vector Graphics

$195

with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

In this 7-week course, high school students and adults will learn how to use the open-source software Inkscape. With a focus primarily on vector graphics, they will explore how vectors and raster images differ and will create marketing materials as a project for the class. For said project, they will design a business card, poster, and T-shirt.

Introductory Biology

$625

with Kayleigh Cantrell

Calendar Next session starts Aug 14, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 17 weeks

This course will be a semester-long comprehensive introduction to high school biology. This class provides an overview of basic principles of biological science following the “Biology” textbook available through CK-12. Students will also participate in dissections and other laboratory experiments. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of scientific reasoning, including scientific models, principles of experimental design, and data interpretation. This course will cover the following topics: macromolecules, organelles, and cells; interactions of components in ecosystems; genetics and heredity; taxonomy; natural and artificial selection; and evolutionary biology.

Please note this class will meet twice a week and will include 68 hours of class time with an instructor. This is a full year of Biology with a lab.

The tuition includes a $100 lab materials fee which allows each student to receive their own specimens for dissections.

2019 Class Dates:

August: 8/14, 8/16,  8/21, 8/23, 8/28, 8/30

September: 9/04, 9/06, 9/11, 9/13 ,9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27

October: 10/02, 10/04, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25, 10/30

November: 11/01, 11/06, 11/08, 11/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/22

December:12/04, 12/06, 12/11, 12/13, 12/18, 12/20

 

Middle School Life Science I

$267

with Kayleigh Cantrell

Calendar Next session starts Aug 14, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 17 weeks

This is the first semester of a full year course.

This two-part course will meet for one hour a week for two semesters and is designed to serve as a supplement to a middle school general science or life science course for students in grades 6th - 8th. Although this course will involve some instruction, it will primarily serve as a laboratory experience to supplement at-home studies of course material. Emphasis will be given to note taking, introductory scientific writing, principles of experimentation, and data analysis/interpretation. The two-part course schedule is designed to follow the “Life Science For Middle School” textbook available from CK-12, although it will be appropriate for any course covering the topics found in this text. Course topics will include the following: cells, organelles, and organ systems; biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems; heredity; and natural selection.

This tuition for Middle School Life Science I includes a $50 lab materials fee.

2019 Class Dates:

August: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28,

September: 9/04, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 

October: 10/02, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

November: 11/06, 11/13, 11/20,

December:12/04, 12/11, 12/18,

 

 





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