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Horizon HomeSchool Friday Course Descriptions 2017-2018
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All courses listed below are included in the full Horizon Homeschool Package. Families may participate in as many classes as they please in addition to the other benefits of the Package on the full plan. (See Summary of Benefits by Grade Level & Cost) Homeschool families wishing to participate in Friday Classes only, without signing up for the full Homeschool Package, may sign up for any of the following classes on an a la carte basis for $200.00 each course per student.
These Fall 2017 courses run on the same schedule as the regular Horizon Calendar. To maintain continuity of instruction, students are asked to commit to one quarter, at minimum. New course offerings to be announced for Spring 2018.
Intro to Basic Conversational Spanish (20 student max) Instructor: Melissa Hardin
Grades 5th-8th grade (older students w/teacher permission) Time: 9:35 – 10:15
Students will explore basic conversational Spanish through the art and practice of storytelling. Units will be themed rotating quarterly: outdoors, at-home, at-school, at-market. Students will be engaged using whole language and total physical response.
Intro to Latin (20 student max) Instructor: Laurel Armerding
Grades 5th-12th Time: 10:20 – 11:10
This will be a rigorous course designed for beginning Latin students to learn the uses of this language and how it connects to their everyday lives. Some assignments may be sent home for students to practice throughout the week.
These courses only loosely follow the regular Horizon Calendar and may meet even on Fridays when full-time Horizon students do not have classes. The fall courses are 14 weeks in length. The spring courses vary in length. Please checkage requirements carefully.
Creative Writing: Your Imagination on Paper (Full Year) Instructor: Jennifer Tomka
Grades 7th-12th (Section A) Time: 11:15 – 12:45
Grades 4th – 6th (Section B) Time: 1:30 – 3:00
Learn how to read, understand, and write using different creative writing techniques including journaling, collaborative writing, skits/plays, narratives, and multiple forms of poetry. Students will develop the skills needed to write by understanding the processes of brainstorming, writing, reviewing, and editing in a fun and supportive environment. (Attention 6th Grade Parents: Your student will join the 7-12th grade class for spring term.)
Anatomy - The In’s and Out’s of YOU! Instructor: Debbie Schlegel
Grades 4th-6th (Section A) Time: 11:15 – 12:45
Grades 7th – 12th (Section B) Time: 1:30 – 3:00
In this class we will begin by learning about homeostasis and the importance of balance in the human body moving on to cover the major systems of the body. As we study together we will do many labs that give us a hands-on learning experience that allows us to understand how our body works in a very dynamic way including interactive and interesting lectures as well as labs. With lessons entitled “Dem Bones,” “What happened to My Sandwich?,” “Don’t Miss A Beat,” “Just Breathe,” “When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go!,” “What Nerve!,” “Achoo!,” and many other creative and fun labs and lectures, your student will be laughing, learning and living Science like they have never done before. Our desire is to cultivate a love of learning into each student that stays with them for a lifetime.
The following great options allow your student to experience as much Anatomy as they would like.
Anatomy Option 1 (Additional $5.00 materials fee) Grades 4-12
Anatomy A (fall only): No dissections. 14 week fall session. Great for students 8 and older!
Anatomy Option 2 (Additional $25.00 materials fee) Grades 6-12 only
Anatomy B (spring only): Nervous system, Immune system & Dissections (cow eye, sheep brain & fetal pig). Great for students 6th grade and older.
Anatomy Option 3 (Additional $30.00 materials fee) Grades 6-12 only
Anatomy A and B – 14 week fall session and the 8 week spring session. Great for students 6th grade and older.
Other Possible Educational Options and Details
Homeschool Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to come at 8:00 for chapel if they would like, and to eat lunch with Horizon students. There are also Intensives, Horizon study groups and Academic workshops that Homeschoolers signing up for the full program can choose to take rather than the homeschool courses. This makes lots of different options for a student to tailor the program to fit their personal educational plan. Students who sign up for the full program and take advantage of all Friday school offers can spend the day Friday at Horizon from 8:00am-3:00pm.
Student Integration Program
Horizon plans to begin a Student Integration Program with the Friday homeschool courses. This program saves a certain number of spots in our homeschool courses for regular Horizon students who express an interest in the subject matter of the course. Not only do homeschool students have an option to attend Intensives, study groups and academic workshops with Horizon students, but Horizon students now get the opportunity to be in homeschool classes as well. A win-win for everyone!
Homeschool Package Description of Benefits
(Click here to download the Description of Benefits PDF file)
The Horizon Homeschool Package makes select Horizon programs and expertise available to homeschooling families to supplement and support home education, while covering associated costs and connecting Horizon with missionally appropriate families and students. Click here to download the Summary by Benefits by Grade Level and Cost.
1. Extracurricular Activities (Elementary & Secondary)
The ability to participate in Horizon field trips, outdoor camps and retreats, mission trips, parent & student training, student school pictures, drama productions, and student leadership sponsored activities such as lock-ins and High School spring formal.
2. Educational Mapping (Elementary & Secondary)
Once yearly, Horizon will provide consultation services to analyze home education program, curriculum and progress, and make recommendations for future content.
3. Standardized Testing (1st-11th Grade)
Annual Terra Nova Testing, and PSAT Testing provided free of charge, including analysis of test results to help tailor educational content and address learning deficits.
4. Homeschool Track Classes (Grades 4-12)
An opportunity to enroll in weekly Friday classes for homeschoolers. The class options include Anatomy, Creative WRiting, Intro to Latin, and Intro to Basic Conversational Spanish. The classes will fulfill a variety of educational needs including lab experiences from trained, qualified staff. See Horizon Homeschool Friday Course Options 2017-18 for complete descriptions. Some age restrictions may apply. Materials fee may apply.
5. Horizon Fridays (Grades 7-12 Only)
A weekly Horizon experience including chapel, three hours of engaging classroom instruction, and the opportunity to eat lunch and hang out with friends. Attendance earns .5 elective credits per semester from an accredited school.
6. Horizon Athletics (Grades 7-12; check on opportunities for 6th Graders)
The ability to fully participate in Horizon sports programs through Jr. High (students residing within any district boundaries) or High School (students residing within Hood River District boundaries) at standard Horizon Sports Fees.
7. Transcript Services (Grades 9-12 Only)
Horizon will, as a component of its ongoing curriculum review, generate and house transcripts for participating students – indicating coursework completed, credits earned, etc. - using the same methodology in place for Horizon transfer students.
8. Dual Enrollment Opportunities (Grades 11-12 Only)
Access to Grand Canyon University Dual enrollment courses at Horizon prices ($52.50/credit plus book fee). Access to Grand Canyon University ALPHA scholarships for homeschoolers.
Pricing and Options
(Click here for Summary of Benefits by Grade Level and Cost PDF file)
Option K: Kindergarten ($100)
Option 1: Grades 1-3 ($150)
Option 2: Grades 4-6 Base ($350)*
Option 3: Grades 5-6 Full ($550)
Option 4: Grades 7-8 Base ($350)*
Option 5: Grades 7-8 Full ($650)
Option 6: Grades 9-12 Base ($350)*
Transcript services are available for an additional $150
Option 7: Grades 9-12 Full ($750)
*You may add other homeschool classes a la carte for $200/course/student. See Friday Course Options & Descriptions 2017-18 for options.
**Please note that Homeschool Track classes, Dual Enrollment classes, and some Extracurricular Activities may have additional charges to cover materials fees and costs associated with the nature of those activities. It is advised that you request information regarding these extra fees.
***Multiple student discounts for Options #4 through #7: 20% for 2nd Student, 30% for 3rd Student