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"ACE Report" Online Newspaper Class (9th-12th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $0 per semester

Required Text: none  

Pre-Requisites:  none

Day/Time: 9:00-10:00am, Fridays, beginning August 21st on Zoom

 

Description: Let's explore journalism through the virtual world. Students will participate in an online class meeting on Friday and publish an online media outlet “ACE REPORT” once a month.     

Acting Up! Musical Theatre Class (1st-3rd)

Instuctor: Annie Venable

Email: annieven@earthlink.net

Phone: 321-917-0733

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester;  used to pay for music, props, sets, classroom and craft supplies, and possibly publisher/royalty fees. 

Required Text/Supplies: Costume components and stage props may be requested

Pre-Requisites: None

Description:     These young students will have fun learning a wide variety of musical concepts as well as basic theatrical components. The fundamentals of music (melody, rhythm, dynamics, steady beat) will be taught and reinforced through games, musical crafts, rhythm instruments, and hands-on-activities.  Fun songs will be incorporated periodically to teach Bible verses and other facts.  We will learn about famous composers and sing a wide variety of both Christian and secular music.,    In addition to singing, simple skits, drama activities and games will be an integral part of this course. These will be designed to practice team building and to teach acting skills such as stage presence, vocal projection, and improvisation. There will be at least one performance each semester. Performances may include singing for a Sunday church service, going to a nursing home or assisted living, going Christmas caroling, or putting on a concert for family and friends. (Contemporary Christian songs for a church service and 50’s songs for a nursing home are examples of past performances.)  Students will also have the exciting opportunity to participate in a musical drama (with costumes, set, and props).   Parents will be provided with either a CD or links to the music that we are learning so that students can enjoy the songs at home.  There may be a few evening practices (3-4) in preparation for the drama, but other than that no outside time should be required.  I am looking forward to a great year making music together!

Advanced Biology (Human Anatomy) Class (10th-12th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton

Email:  wfenton6415@att.net

Phone: 321-312-9256

Tuition: $30 per month ($150/semester)

Material Fees:  $0/semester

Required Text/Supplies: Homework notebook, lab notebook

Textbook: (Purchased by Parent) Apologia Advanced Biology, second edition, ISBN - 978-1-935495-72-7, pic on cover is a human body and brain  

Pre-Requisites: HS Biology

Description:  This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems.   The labs will reinforce textbook reading and class lectures.  Class lectures will include discussion and debate on topics studied and will include discussion on current health issues to encourage students to pursue a healthy lifestyle.  This course is highly recommended for any student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care.  Credit counts for a 3rd or 4th science credit or an elective credit.    

Adventure Reading Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $25 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  None

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:   Come aboard with me as we travel through tales of triumph, courage, loss, perseverance, and mischief. We will explore literary elements, comprehension, and key terms while instilling a love of reading. The class will be project based to help students relate to the world of literature. Books will be provided throughout the class. 

Books:

  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Notron Juster

  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Toliver’s Secret by Ester Wood Brady

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry   

Algebra 1 (8th-10th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton

Email: wfenton6415@att.net

Phone: 321-312-9256

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fee: None

Required Text:  Glencoe Algebra 1, Integration, Applications, Connections; Copyright 2001; ISBN-13:978-0028253268/ ISBN-10:0028253264

Supplies Needed: pencil, homework notebook, graph paper, calculator recommended.

Pre-Requisites: Pre-Algebra recommended

FLDOE Course Number: 1200310

Description:  This course shifts the emphasis from manipulative skills to more conceptual skills.  Students will explore the language of algebra in verbal, graphical, and symbolic forms by using variables and functions to model numerical patterns.  The course covers the properties of algebra, rational numbers, linear equations, proportional reasoning, graphing relations and their functions, analyzing linear equations, solving linear inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions, rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions and equations.  Students will need pencil, homework notebook, graph paper.  Calculator is permitted.  

Algebra 2 (10th-12th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton
Email: wfenton6415@att.net
Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)  
Material Fee: None
Required Text: Glencoe Algebra 2; Integration, Applications, Connections Copyright 1998; ISBN-10: 0-02-825178-4, 

Supplies Needed: Pencil, homework notebook, graph paper. Calculator is permitted. Graphing Calculator if desired (optional)
Pre-Requisites: Algebra 1
FLDOE Course Number: 1200330


Description:  This course uses the basic concepts and applies principles of Algebra 1 with more emphasis on relationships, graphing, systems, and analytical study of mathematical principles. It begins with a review of Algebra 1 moving on to the study of polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and quadratic functions.

American Sign Language 2 Class (7th - 12th) Virtual Class, Wednesday, 11:00 am

Instructor: Pamela Ferraro

Email: psferraro77@gmail.com

Phone: 321-536-5199 (call/text)

Tuition:  $30 per month

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Texts: 

1) Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin, 15 Chapters, End of Chapter Sheets: Homework, History, People, Terminology, Basic Handshapes

2) Internet: Lifeprint (Bill Vicars)/ASLUniversity (http://www.lifeprint.com/) Lessons`16-30, review Lessons 1-15.

Required Supplies:  Notebook, paper, pencils; access to the internet for homework

Pre-Requisites:  ASL 1; however, to receive a signed Foreign Language Fulfillment Form of 2 successfully completed years; a 70% end of year grade is required. Parents always welcomed and encouraged to attend class with their student!

Course Description: "No Voicing Class". Further continuation of ASL 1 with topics that include but are not limited to: basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology and Deaf culture. The course will require at least 50% online contact-hours in drills, lessons and research.

 

Additional Topics and Perspectives: Parameters of a Sign and Poetry, Sign Language Continuum Perspective SE, PSE, ASL, Ear Anatomy: Basic, Glossing: Worship Signing, Additional People, Deaf Missions Devotions, Exploration of other Countries Sign Language

Class Procedures: Quizzes and Drills to warm up, application of homework online studies in class and the use of time for enacting, presentations, and glossing worship in Sign. A larger portion of the class designated for “Sign Only” with voicing only used for additional clarifications, voice-over interpretations and the glossing/grammar portions.

 

Homework Suggested Schedule:

Day 1: Class Day

Day 2: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), Signing Illustrated & Additional Sign Language Assignments

Day 3: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Lesson

Day 4: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Vocabulary Quiz

Day 5: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Video Practice Quiz

 

Grading:

All assignments and attendance are compiled, recorded and graded.

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting (1st-3rd)

Instructor: Valorie Stanley

Email: blessed-mom@hotmail.com

Tuition: $25/month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $45 per semester

Required Supplies: art journal or sketch pad (any kind….even Dollar Tree sketchpads) with blank pages

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:  Students will gain the basic skills and insights necessary to create drawings and paintings on a 2-dimensional surface that are accurate and expressive! Strong focus on the seven elements of art: line, value, shape & form, color, space and texture, and principals of design, including contrast, proportion/scale, harmony and rhythm/movement will be explored through the use of various tools and materials. This focus will engage the student’s eye and hand, as well as the heart! Students will be encouraged to find great joy in this process! This course will explore a variety of mediums, including graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, soft & oil pastels, watercolor and acrylics, utilizing accurate art vocabulary, and will provide the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. As conceptual options and skill with materials increase, drawing will become a stronger outlet for personal and creative expression.  Students will be prepared for further elementary, middle and high school art experiences, with confidence, and discover their passions and hidden talents! 

 

Course Objectives - Students will:

• Be able to talk about works of art and learn skills and knowledge necessary to communicate in each art form 

• Learn the elements & principals of art 

• Work with various media 

• Evaluate the works of other artists 

• Develop an awareness of and appreciation for the presence of art both within the classroom and everyday experiences

 • Will create classroom projects and participate in classroom activities that give students the opportunity to create works of art using various media and techniques 

• Form an appreciation of and a satisfying experience in the arts

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting (4th-12th)

Instructor: Valorie Stanley

Email: blessed-mom@hotmail.com

Tuition: $25/month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $45 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: art journal or sketch pad (any kind….even Dollar Tree sketchpads) with blank pages

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:    Students will gain the basic skills and insights necessary to create drawings and paintings on a 2-dimensional surface that are accurate and expressive! Strong focus on the seven elements of art: line, value, shape & form, color, space and texture, and principals of design, including contrast, proportion/scale, harmony and rhythm/movement will be explored through the use of various tools and materials. This focus will engage the student’s eye and hand, as well as the heart! Students will be encouraged to find great joy in this process! This course will explore a variety of mediums, including graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, soft & oil pastels, watercolor and acrylics, utilizing accurate art vocabulary, and will provide the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. As conceptual options and skill with materials increase, drawing will become a stronger outlet for personal and creative expression.  Students will be prepared for further elementary, middle and high school art experiences, with confidence, and discover their passions and hidden talents! 

 

Course Objectives - Students will:

 

• Be able to talk about works of art and learn skills and knowledge necessary to communicate in each art form 

• Learn the elements & principals of art 

• Work with various media 

• Evaluate the works of other artists 

• Develop an awareness of and appreciation for the presence of art both within the classroom and everyday experiences

 • Will create classroom projects and participate in classroom activities that give students the opportunity to create works of art using various media and techniques 

• Form an appreciation of and a satisfying experience in the arts

Beauty of Art: Virtual Class (7th-12th)

Instructor: Heather Collins

Email: heather@lifestudiosusa.com

Tuition:  $25/month ($125/semester)

Materials Needed:  $35-$50/semester investment in supplies by parent (not paid to instructor) A supplies list will be made available by the instructor to enrolled students before the beginning of ACE.

Pre-Requisites: None

Class Time: 10:00-11:00am, Fridays, beginning August 21st on Zoom 

  

Description:     Students will learn to create brilliant art that expresses the beauty of creation with a variety of simple subjects from still life, animals, people, cartoons, and more! Core techniques in the elements and principles of art will give the students a solid foundation using a classical approach of instruction. Students will learn from the beauty of the Masters of Art throughout history. 

The first semester is drawing with pencil, charcoal, and pen & ink. The second semester is painting with pastels and acrylic paints. They will develop wonderful techniques to use their materials and learn the ‘language‘ of art! Throughout the week their assignments will mirror what they have learned in class as they grow in the beauty of art!

Beauty of Portraits: Virtual Class (7th-12th)

Instructor: Heather Collins

Email: heather@lifestudiosusa.com

Tuition: $30/month ($150 per semester)

Material Needed: $35-$50/semester investment in supplies by parent (not paid to instructor) A supplies list will be available by the instructor to enrolled students before the beginning of ACE.

Pre-Requisites:  Beauty of Art Class (encouraged)

Class Time: 11:15-12:15pm, Fridays, beginning August 21st on Zoom

Description:   The human head is an amazing thing to draw! We will explore how the head is structured with bones and muscles, and how the features can change with different expressions. Students will learn methods such as drawing the planes of the head, measuring techniques and intuitive drawing, to capture a likeness. They will gain knowledge and skill in portraits by studying the beauty of the classical masterpieces. 
This course is designed to use the drawing skills and elements of art that were developed in the “Beauty of Art” class. Students will learn to draw portraits using pencil, charcoal, and pastel pencils on a variety of different papers. Throughout the week their assignments will mirror what they learned in class as they grow in the beauty of portraits!

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email:  jmchoate20@gmail.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: none

Pre-Requisites:  none

 

Description:  Please see attachments above and below for general class info and syllabus.

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email: jmchoate20@gmail.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Textbook: none 

Supplies Required: none

Pre-Requisites:  reading and writing independently

Description:   Please see attachments above and below for general info and syllabus

Bible Studies HS Class: "Love, Dating, and Marriage" (10th-12th)

Instructor: Pastor Chad Perdue

Email: csperdue_12@hotmail.com

Grade:  10th-12th grade

Tuition: $20 per month or $100 per semester

Material Fee: There are no material fees – we will only use our Bibles.  I will take care of any maps, pictures, or other media we may use during the class.

Required Text/Supplies: I will use a KJV Bible.  Other versions are welcomed.  However, memory verses should be memorized using the KJV. Students should bring their Bible with pen and paper

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description:    This course will discreetly and honestly discuss the facts of true love based on the Bible, the difference between love and infatuation, biblical dating standards, and briefly discuss Gods expectation of marriage. We will discuss relational purity.

 

Our test will be simple, as I desire to teach these Bible lessons.  I teach with the goal that students will learn something that will help them in their lives, and not just to pass a test.

Bible Studies MS Class: "Wisdom From Proverbs" (7th-9th)

Instructor: Pastor Chad Perdue

Email: csperdue_12@hotmail.com

Grade:  7th-9th grade

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: There are no material fees – we will only use our Bibles.  I will take care of any maps, pictures, or other media we may use during the class.

Required Text/Supplies: I will use a KJV Bible.  Other versions are welcomed.  However, memory verses should be memorized using the KJV. Students should bring their Bible with pen and paper

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description:  We will study the book of Proverbs and see where wisdom, being personified, calls for the simple to heed her instructions and learn.  Biblical principles will be shared to teach the class how to implement wisdom in their daily lives. 

 

Biology w/Labs Class (9th-12th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton

Email: wfenton6415@att.net

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fees:  $0/semester

Required Text/Supplies: Exploring Creation with Biology, Drs. Wile & Durnell, Apologia Press (2005), 2nd edition; Colored Pencils (12 count); 3-ring, 1.5-2” Binder, with college rule paper; dividers (5 – Vocabulary, OYO Questions, Study Guides, Tests/Quizzes, Handouts). Blue or Black ink pens, #2 Pencil with eraser.

Pre-Requisites: None

FLDOE Course Code: 2000320

Description:   Exploring Creation With Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. 

Chemistry - Lecture and Lab - Class (10th-12th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton

Email: wfenton6415@att.net

Cell Phone:  321-312-9256

Tuition: $30/month ($150/semester)

Material Fee: N/A $0

Required Text/Supplies: GLENCOE Chemistry, Concepts and Applications,

ISBN 0-07-861798-7, notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  must have completed Algebra 1

Course Code: Chemistry--2003340                                                       

 

Description:    Concepts and Applications is a conceptual approach to the presentation of chemistry. It has a clear and comprehensive narrative of chemistry concepts with just the right amount of math.

Colossal Curiosity Science (5th-6th)

Instuctor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition: $20/month ($100/semester) 

Material Fee:  $25/semester ($50/year)

Required Text/Supplies:  composition book, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, pencil box or pouch, pencils, and thin markers.

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:     Students will enjoy the freedom to explore Earth and space science, life science, the practice of exploration, and physical science. Class learning will include all interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, research, and application. Students will explore as team scientists or individual learners to experience the world in which we live., Out of class learning experiences will include field trips into the world around us as well as bringing their world into the classroom with small animals, rocks, plants, various projects, and learning experiences. Welcome to the world of Colossal Curiosity.

 

Created to Craft Class (1st-2nd)

Instructor: Holly Snyder
Email: mom1girl4boys.hs@gmail.com
Tuition: $20/month ($100/semester)
Material Fee: $15/semester 
Required Text/Supplies: All supplies are provided by the instructor
Pre-Requisites: None

Description:   We will be making all kinds of crafts.  Some days we will have a messy craft, other days we will have crafts that take weeks to finish.  We will enjoy crafts or projects with many different types of elements. Learning new ways to make things.  Just a great class for the child that likes to be crafty and make things.  

 

 

Crochet: Beginner & 2nd Year Students (6yrs - Adult)

Instructor: Andi Pate

Email: andipate@yahoo.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100/semester)

Material Fee: $20/year to cover the beginner material pack 

Required Supplies: Upon joining the class I will provide a beginner’s material pack for each student. These are for them to take home and bring with them every class. Each student will be responsible for purchasing any extra materials throughout the course as needed.

Pre-Requisites:  A certain level of finger dexterity and fine motor skills is required to learn crochet. The age when this is developed enough varies from individual to individual, ranging from about 6 years old and older. I would be happy to let any younger children interested in learning crochet attend one class for free to see if they have the necessary skills yet. 

Description:  Crochet is a fiber art and crafting skill. It encompasses fine motor skills, math and counting, patterns, concentration, and creativity to create unique handcrafted items. Crochet can be used to boost and develop creativity, to relax and to reduce anxiety, to build confidence, and as a profitable skill. It is a truly enjoyable skill and hobby that I love to do myself, and love to teach and share with others. In this class I will teach beginners the basics, such as how to hold the hook and yarn, how to begin a project and how to end one, as well as the basic stitches used. They will learn and practice by crocheting their own items, such as washcloths, scarves, drink coasters, hats, etc. For those already familiar with crochet I will teach more advanced stitches, provide any insight or suggestions on their projects, and help however needed as they continue to create.

 

Dramarama - MS Drama Club (7th-9th)

Instructor: Sharise Deimeke 

Email: sharised@gmail.com

Club Fees: $25 per month ($125/semester)

Material Fee: New Students: $30 per semester/Returning Students: $15 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: Costume components and stage props may be requested 

Pre-Requisites: None

Description:  The Dramarama Club introduces the student to beginning acting techniques and theatre appreciation.  The class includes: Team work, relaxation, concentration, movement, voice, play analysis, acting, improvisation, character analysis, performance, scene work, monologues, audition/interview skills, and theatre vocabulary.

Dynamite Writing (4th-6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 8 Dividers with colored tabs for binder

  • 1- Hard cover Composition Book for daily journal (wide or college lined) (may need to purchase another after Christmas Break) 

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  Completed Razzle Dazzle 1 & 2 Writing

 

Description:     We will use two programs designed by the same author, Melissa Forney, to continue our writing journey.  This class is designed for students who have already completed ‘Razzle Dazzle Writing 1 & 2” and are motivated to become confident and skilled independent writers.  We will review topics from Razzle Dazzle and use them during our “Writer’s Workshops” during class.  We will have lots of special, relevant writing projects that are sure to keep your student writing with a REAL purpose to do so! This includes:  Letter writing to local community service personnel and others, letters to authors, new skits, writing a biography, and an autobiography.

The highlight will be second semester when each student will publish his/her own personal  book!  Parents will have to be involved in this exciting part!

We will cover many of the Florida standards for writing:  Grades 4-6

Ensemble Class - Middle School (6th-8th)

Instructor: Sheri Mercurio 

Email: dmercurio3@cfl.rr.com

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $25 per semester 

Required Text/Supplies: Folder with pockets and pencil

Pre-Requisites: Love of singing! :)

Description: This course is designed to provide both male and female students with positive musical and educational experiences through ensemble singing. This course will introduce and develop basic musical skills through various styles of choral literature stressing: proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, stage presence and choral performance.

It is expected that students will perform once per semester.

Exploring American History (9th-12th)

Instuctor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $25/semester

Required Text/Supplies:   Ray Notgrass Complete Curriculum Package to Include: Exploring American Part 1&2 and American Voices, ISBN: 1609990692 and ISBN-13: 9781609990695

Pre-Requisites: None

 

Description:   Your high school student will gain a rich understanding of our nation's past by reading the history narrative and primary source documents and studying what the Bible says about issues and ideas in history. This course will fill the requirements for one American History Credit.

Exploring Government and Economics (10th-12th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Grades:  10th-12th

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fees:  $25/semester

Required Text/Supplies:

  • 1st Semester: Ray Notgrass Exploring Government Text and We Hold the Truths ISBN: 1609990986 and ISBN-13: 9781609990985

  • 2nd Semester: Ray Notgrass Exploring Economics Text 

ISBN: 1609990943 and ISBN-13: 9781609990947

Pre-Requisites: High School American History strongly suggested

Description: Students explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. By learning about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today, students become better equipped to understand, pray for, and be involved in our country’s government. With a narrative, conversational style, Exploring Economics guides your student on a fascinating and relevant tour through the world of economics. Your student will become a better steward of the money God provides and a valuable, informed contributor to the economy on the personal, household, local, national, and international level. This course will fill the requirements for ½ credit in American Government and ½ credit Economics. 

(FIRST LEGO League) FLL Robotics Team (4th-8th)

Team Leaders: Adam & Amy Dokos

Email:  adam.dokos@earthlink.net

Tuition: $25/month ($125/semester) All material fees and tuition go to supporting team events and entry fees.

Material Fee: $20/semester - All material fees and tuition go to supporting team events and entry fees.

Required Text/Supplies: Notebook and something to write with.

Pre-requisites: Returning students will have first priority and at the coaches discretion.

 

 

Description:    Based on the program, FIRST LEGO League, http://www.firstinspires.com., the small, intensive Robotics team is not for the faint of heart.  Must be willing to travel, have extra practices outside of ACE and plan to find sponsors to help fund our team. Limited to a maximum of 10 students.  Returning students will have first priority and at the coaches discretion. Students and families must be willing to be "all in" and participate in and outside of meetings to build a successful team. Many positions from coding to skits to making project boards are needed by team members. If interest is high, the above website is helpful to any parents who would like to start another robotics team at ACE. Size of team is 2-10, however we will be looking for a minimum of 4 students.

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email:  jmchoate20@gmail.com

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  none

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:  See attachments above and below for general class info and syllabus

 

Froglets Science Class (K5-1st)

Instructor: Lisa Malizzi

Email: malizzi1993@gmail.com

Phone: 321-576-4823

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)
Material Fee:  $15 per semester
Required Text/Supplies: none
Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:   Young children are naturally curious about the world around them.  In the Froglets science class, they will discover their world by exploration, interaction, thinking, and problem solving through a variety of sensory activities.  Each week we will be introduced to a new lesson about the world around them and then will be given the opportunity to explore using scientific tools, and other hands-on material.  The scientific method will also be introduced and used throughout the year.  This class is designed for kids to explore, discover, and have fun while learning a little science along the way. This class is designed to be without grown-ups unless there are special circumstances.

Fun Factory Science Class (3rd-4th)

Instructor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition:  $20/month ($100/semester)

Material Fee:  $25/semester ($50/year)

Required Supplies:  composition book, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, pencil box or pouch, pencils.

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description: This class is designed to give students increased learning in the practice of science and characteristics of scientific knowledge. Studies will include the study of earth in space and time as well as earth systems and patterns (water cycle, temperature, climate zones, natural disasters). The study of energy will include the forms of energy and their roles in doing work and causing change. Students will research and apply skills in the interaction of plants and animals on their specific environments. STEM activities will provide opportunities for the students to be creative in design, structure, and presentations for class activities.

 

Geometry Class (10th-12th)

Instructor: Grecia Fenton

Email: wfenton6415@att.net

Phone: 321-312-9256

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fee: None

Required Text:  Glencoe Geometry; Copyright 2005; ISBN-10: 0-07-865106-9 

Supplies: Pencil, homework notebook, graph paper, compass, ruler, protractor. Calculator is permitted.

Pre-Requisites: Algebra 1

FLDOE Course Number: 1206310

Description:   This course will cover all aspects of geometry beginning with the basics of lines, angles and planes moving onto reasoning and proofs; circles, triangles and quadrilateral and their relationships; and finally area and volume of two and three dimensional figures.

Girls of American History: Birth of America (1764-1854) (3rd-6th)

Instructor: Holly Snyder

Email: mom1girl4boys.hs@gmail.com

Phone: 321-444-0480 (call/text)

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee:  $15/semester (to cover costs of craft supplies and paper, food, or anything else for activities.)

Required Text:  No books need to be purchased, although it is good for the girls to read through the books as we go through them.  I have multiple copies, or you can borrow them from the library.

Supplies Needed: Please bring to class a 2inch 3 ring binder, to be left at ACE.  Other things may be needed throughout the year, but I will let you know of the items.

Pre-Requisites: None

 

Description:  In this class we will be learning history through the stories of the American Girl Series.  Starting with Kaya, an American Indian living with her family and learning the traditions and stories that have been passed down through generations.  Next, we will meet Felicity who is growing up in the time of the American Revolution and the beginning of war.  We will then go to 1824 and meet Josefina, a girl who lives in New Mexico with her family on their Rancho.  Lastly, we will see into the life of Kirsten growing up in 1854.  She and her family come on a boat from Sweden to America.

 

Each week we will learn about the girls and the time they lived in.  We do this by lap booking, and crafts.  The students do not need to own an American Girl doll or the books.  You can check out all the books through the library. 

 

Golden Comets Science (7th-9th)

Instructor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition:  $20/month ($100/semester)

Material Fee:  $25/semester ($50/year)

Required Supplies:  3-ring binder, subject dividers, notebook paper, 1 pack of page protectors, pens with black ink, and markers.

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description:  This class is designed to give our students time to nail down middle school science learning concepts in preparation for high school Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, etc.. Classes include interactive learning using hands-on activities to help our students think critically and gain confidence in their own abilities to explore our world. Learning will include observing, predicting, testing predictions, and working to make sense of our world. Science classes will include "trial and effort" or trying, failing, and trying again. No one fails! New discoveries are the results of hands-on learning with unusual results. Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov described science as "a way of thinking" and a "way of looking" at our world. That's us! Who's ready to join a classroom filled with students involved in the messy, interactive world of hands-on, STEM infused learning? Welcome Golden Comets!

 

Hands-On Math Class (K4-K) (ages: 4-6 yrs)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:   Parent Attendance Not Required

 

Description:   Hands-on Math PreK(4)-K is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, measurement, and sequence patterns through various math manipulatives like counters, pattern blocks, inchworm rulers, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.  

Hands-On Math Class (1st-2nd)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month  ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:   Hands-on Math 1st-2nd is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, measurement and place value through various math manipulatives like tangrams, geometric solids, base ten blocks, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.

Hands-On Math Class (3rd-4th)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:   Hands-on Math 3rd-4th is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, measurement, and fractions through various math manipulatives like geoboards, fraction bars, balance scales, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.

Hands-On Math Class (5th-6th)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:   Hands-on Math 5th-6th is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, decimals and percents through various math manipulatives like counters, pattern blocks, inchworm rulers, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.   

Hands-On Math Class (7th-9th)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:    Hands-on Math 7th-9th is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, ratios, statistics, pre-algebra concepts through various math manipulatives like geometric power solids, algebra blocks, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.

High School Choir (9th-12th)

Instructor: Sheri Mercurio

Email: dmercurio3@cfl.rr.com

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $25 per semester 

Required Text/Supplies: Folder with pockets and a pencil

Pre-Requisites: None 

Description: This course is designed to provide both male and female students with positive musical and educational experiences through ensemble singing. This course will introduce and develop basic musical skills through various styles of choral literature stressing: proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, stage presence and choral performance.

It will be expected for students to perform once per semester.

High School English Language Arts (10th-12th)

Instructor: Christina Alexander

Email:   alexander.christina@gmail.com

Grade Level: 10th-12th  

Monthly Tuition: $25/month ($100/semester)

Materials Fee:  $10/semester ($20/year)

Required Book (for first semester):  1984 by George Orwell

NOTE: Other books will be required later in the year, but not to begin with.

Pre-requisites:   An understanding of basic grammar concepts and sentence construction; ability to find words easily in a dictionary  

Supplies Required:  1” 3-ring binder, pencils, eraser, a good student dictionary (I recommend the New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd Edition, published 2010, ISBN-13:978-0195392883, ISBN-10:0195392884. Earlier editions of the Oxford American are also excellent, as is the Microsoft Encarta World English Dictionary, published in 1999. Dictionaries which use complicated words in their definitions are not helpful.)

Description:   This class will cover a variety of literary styles, providing an introduction to the sort of range that is currently featured in SAT texts. Students will analyze purpose, meaning and viewpoint, together with assessing the effectiveness of the language used. We shall look in depth at a few classics of English and American literature, and also at examples of both historic and contemporary writing in magazines, news articles and science reports. Students will participate in group discussions, and learn how to research and put together an oral presentation. They will be encouraged to explore creative options in their own writing, and will become proficient in editing and proofreading. 

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course A (3rd- 5th)

Lead Teacher: Claudia Peer        Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Assistant: Becky Moon                  Email: overthemoon.fl@gmail.com

Parent to Purchase: IEW-Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber $29 

Material Student will need: IEW binder (black 1.5”-inserts provided), paper, pens & highlighters

Pre-requisites: Basic grammar knowledge and ability to write independently. 

Beginning of the year, PARENT MEETING REQUIRED for parents to familiarize them with IEW Basics which will enable them to help students throughout the year.

Materials Fee: $10/semester

Monthly Tuition: $20/month

Class Description: Both courses are instructor driven. As instructors we will facilitate an environment that is paced for the particular group. Our hope is that you will see reluctant or all over the place style writings become students that write with organized confidence. From the IEW web site, “…students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.” Review and Continuation of IEW Units/Second Semester Elegant Essay

Syllabus: Learning Dress-ups & Sentence Openers. Covering Units for the following: Notes & Outlines, Writing from Notes, Retelling Narrative Stories, Summarizing a Reference Outline and Essay, Writing from Pictures Outline and Essay, Summarizing Multiple References Outline and Essay, Inventive Writing, Persuasive Essay Model, The Critique Model.  Student pace will greatly impact what we are able to cover.

 

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course B: Continuation Course (6th-9th)

Lead Teacher: Becky Moon        Email: overthemoon.fl@gmail.com

Assistant: Claudia Peer                Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Parent to Purchase: Not needed until Second Semester- IEW-Elegant Essay by Lesha Myers $29 

Material Student will need:  IEW binder (blue 1.5”-inserts provided), paper, pens & highlighters

Pre-requisites:  IEW-B (Students with previous IEW experience will be considered on a case by case basis)