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FLL Jr. Homeschool Team


with Haleema McCree

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through LEGO!

Guided by adult coaches and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination. This year's challenge: BOOMTOWN BUILD

Note that the FLL Jr. Team is expected to participate in an Expo on April 4th at the VBC.

Robotics II - Homeschool


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

This upper-intermediate level robotics course is intended for homeschooled students in 3rd-5th grade. This is our non-competition, casual robotics class. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set. This STEM program engages students by providing the resources to design, build, and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical-thinking, collaboration, and communication. 


Dungeons & Dragons


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 12 weeks

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead preteen and young teen gamers through a Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things! Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

This class will meet for twelve 90-minute sessions.


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Minecraft Chemistry
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Minecraft Chemistry


In this twelve week course students in grades 3-5 will study matter and the way it changes while exploring in Minecraft. Students will cover topics like: chemical reactions, lab safety, elemental representation, and atom composition, and Minecraft vs Real world.



with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm

This course will be a semester-long comprehensive introduction to high school physics. This course will cover the following topics: matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, electricity, and magnetism.

Prerequisites: An understanding of Algebra II; prior exposure to physical science and trigonometry is preferred.

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 Physics with a lab. 

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


ACT Prep


with Cody Hutcheson

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 10:15 am, runs for 19 weeks

ACT Prep  

This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. 

NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.


HCES The Art and Science of Harry Potter


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Current session started Feb 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Calling all aspiring Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Slytherins, and Gryffindors ages grades 3rd - 5th! If you’ve been waiting for your Hogwarts letter, you’re in luck! In this club, students will explore the science and art of the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Students, you will be sorted by the sorting hat, experiment with the chemistry of potions, design your own wand, and more!

Club Meeting Dates 2020:

February: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

March: 3/03, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

April: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

May: 5/05



Intro to Woodworking

Calendar Current session started Feb 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 9 weeks

Intro to Woodworking is a 9 week high school course designed to introduce students to general woodworking practices.  Students will meet 2 hours a week in order to expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons, and vocabulary.  Students will be expected to learn about and safely use hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery. Students will complete many projects including a cutting board, a birdhouse, a nightstand, and more! These projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible by using many different machines and tools.

8th graders can be admitted with instructor approval.


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