AutoCad-Revit (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Ericka Lamb
Email: edlathomesc@yahoo.com

Grades:7th and up
Monthly Fee: $33
Materials Fee: $0
Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Materials: Laptop, Folder, Paper, Pens

The course introduces the skills required to produce construction documentation and 3D presentations of a typical Interior Architecture project using Autodesk Revit software. Students will learn how to efficiently create project documentation for various trade packages, including floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, interior & exterior elevations, sections, detail drawings, scheduling & specification, to drawing standards. Students will also learn how to use Revit as a tool for creating quality presentations to communicate their design intent. The course enables students to acquire Revit skills to enhance employment opportunities.

 

Beginner Group Guitar

Instructor: Jake Willis
Email: j
ake.willis05@gmail.com
Grades: 6th and up
Monthly Cost: $40

Materials Fee: $55
Time: 9:00-9:50

This class is a great on-board to guitar for students who have never played before. With a mix of group instruction and individual help from the instructor, students will learn the basics of chords, rhythm, and riffing over the course of the year. It’s highly recommended that students have a guitar at home that they can practice on, but electric guitars with small amplifiers that plug into headphones (Vox AmPlugs) will be provided. This is a great and cost-effective way to begin gaining some experience playing the instrument and to learn a few of your favorite songs along the way! Space is limited so sign up now!

 

Biology:

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address: hollie.xu2016@gmail.com
Grades: 9th and 10th
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $35
Time: 10:00-10:50
Required Text:
Apologia Exploring Creation through Biology

Biology is the study of life. This course will provide students with a broad understanding of the diverse disciplines within the study of life. Students will learn how life is defined and explore the five biological kingdoms through the text and hands on lab experiences. Labs will include exploring microscopic life, chemical processes of life systems and animal dissections.

 

Chemistry:

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address:
hollie.xu2016@gmail.com
Grades: 10th -11th
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 11:00-11:50
Required Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry

Chemistry is the foundation of life on earth. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of chemistry and begin to learn how chemistry provides the basic building blocks for all matter and life. Concepts discussed include: atoms, molecules, chemical reactions and thermodynamics. Each concept is supported by a hands-on laboratory experiment designed to enhance students understanding of the material.
 

Computer Science Fundamentals Express

Instructor: David Pechacek
Email: fitcamaro@gmail.com
Grades: 6th-9th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee:$10
Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Materials: a notebook, and a laptop, pencil or pen, and a free account on code.org

In Computer Science Fundamentals Express, students learn to create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.  The course teaches the foundational concepts of programming using drag and drop blocks rather than a programming language such as JavaScript or Python. Blocks are an easier way to get started and many top Universities today begin their classes with block based programming.

 

Community Health and Epidemiology:

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address: hollie.xu2016@gmail.com
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $25
Grades: 11th – 12th
Time: 12:10-1:00

This course offers students a unique look into the field of public health and disease management. Student will gain an understanding of the role that public health plays on a global, national and individual level. They will explore many fascinating topics including: infection and chronic disease prevention, outbreak investigations, importance of healthy water, as well as global and local community health challenges. Students will learn through case studies, independent research and hands on lab experiences.

 

English 1

(provided by The Writers' Block of Charleston)
Instructor: Tawanah Reeves

Email Address: twbmentors@gmail.com
Grade: 7th+
Monthly Cost: $40
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 1:10-2:00

Literacy is the foundation of success in any field. In English 1, students will discover a better understanding of the writing process, how to read carefully, identify effective prose, apply proper citations, argue and support a stance, as well as engage with the ideas of others. They will also learn how to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and question texts. We'll discuss elements of fiction, a wide variety of poetry, and do a special unit on nonfiction, particularly focusing on American Literature. Students will leave this course well prepared for the next level of literary discovery.

**Students struggling in writing, reading comprehension, or grammar should first take the Creative Writing & Grammar course.**

**Students are expected to come to every class prepared with pencils and pens & a 3-subject notebook strictly for English 1. Laptops optional, but encouraged.**

 

Guitar and piano lessons  - All ages:

Instructor: Jake Willis
Email: j
ake.willis05@gmail.com
Monthly Cost: $75
Materials Fee: $55
Time: 10-10:50, 11-11:50, 12:10-1:00

Individual lessons are available for both piano and guitar. These lessons will be split with another student over the course of the 50 minute block. Each student will receive 25 minutes of uninterrupted lesson time with the instructor, during which time, the other student will be working, with headphones, through a self-guided activity to help them grow as a musician (this could be a new finger exercise, chord progression, a set of pages in a music theory book, etc.). This is a fantastic way to receive private music lessons at a very affordable cost. An instrument to practice on at home is required, but there will be guitars and pianos on-site. It’s open to all, but space is very limited and is first-come-first-serve.

 

History of Architecture

Instructor: Ericka Lamb
Email: edlathomesc@yahoo.com
Grades: 7th and up
Monthly Cost: $28
Materials Fee: $5
Time:12:10-1:00

Required materials: large 3 ring binder, sketch pads, pencils

This course is the study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to present. Students will learn about different architects, their styles and influences on architectural styles throughout history. 

 

Lifetime Wellness (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 7th-12th

Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 1:10-2:00

This course will study the concepts of lifetime physical fitness and health. Topics include positive effects of exercise on the body, nutrition and proper diet, body mechanics and composition, stress management, and other health-related topics.

 

Music Appreciation

(provided by The Ligon Music Group)
Instructor: Robert Ligon
Email Address: ligonmusicgroup@gmail.com
Grade: 9th-12th
Monthly Cost: $38
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 10-10:50

Beginners to advanced music students are all welcome! Music Appreciation will focus on developing an ear for music and understanding the complex role it has played in the wider contexts of history and society. Listening materials are derived from a wide range of eras and locations like classical music, non-Western music, American popular music (especially jazz, blues, country, and rock as well as their derivatives). For the music enthusiast and musically barely interested alike, there will be no shortage of interesting topics to discuss and great music to appreciate!

**Students will need a 3-ring binder, lined composition paper, and writing utensils for this class. Laptops and headphones optional, but encouraged.**


PE for Upper Middle and High School

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10
Time:12:10-1:00

This course will focus on movement concepts and skills, basic exercise physiology, and tracking health related fitness data while also allowing students to gain personal developments in exercise. Students will participate in individual and team games to reinforce these skills while in a fun environment.


Psychology (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address:
hollie.xu2016@gmail.com
Grades: 8th – 10th grade

Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $15
Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Text:
Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. In this course, students will explore the history of psychology and dive deeper into an understanding of human behavior. Topics covered in this course include: the brain, perception, learning, personality, sleep and abnormal psychology. Weekly labs will provide a unique opportunity for students to experience the concepts taught in psychology first hand.

 

Spanish 1

Instructor: Adriana Fernandez Ruffer
Email Address:
 afernandezruffer@hotmail.com
Grades: 8th and up
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 11:00-11:50
Required Text: TBA

The main objectives of this course are to help students develop effective communication skills in Spanish through the elementary development of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on pronunciation, conversation and grammar.

Writing assignments, simple compositions, interview questions, descriptions of peoples, shorts essays, emails messages. Also, we are focusing on the critically examining cultural values, aspects and beliefs of the Spanish-speaking nations.

 

U.S. History (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hazel Douthit
Email:
 hdouthit@athomeinthelowcountry.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time:11:00-11:50

The focus of this course is the study of the historical development of American ideas and institutions from the Age of Exploration to the present. Students will learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography. They will obtain a basic knowledge of American culture through a chronological survey of major issues, movements, people, and events in United States.

Testing and research will be required.
Students will need a 3 Ring binder to bring to class each week.

 

World Geography (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hazel Douthit
Email: 
hdouthit@athomeinthelowcountry.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 10:00-10:50

The World Geography course familiarizes students with the world using the five geographic themes and essential elements. Students should develop skills and knowledge about location, place, human/environmental interaction, movement, and regions.

Students will need a 3 ring binder to bring to class weekly.
Testing and research will be required.