HORIZON

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Homeschool Program

An In-School Experience for Your At-Home Students.

New Homeschool Applicants Registration Packet
Homeschool 2018-19 Class Registration Packet

 

 

Horizon HomeSchool Friday Course Descriptions 2018-2019

(Click here to download the Friday Course Descriptions in PDF)

Admission Procedures
Application
Parent Admission Agreement
Additional Annual Documents

Friday Homeschool Schedule 2018-2019

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Course descriptions are listed below. Please scroll down to Pricing and Options 2019-20 (or click this link for printable version) for more detailed description of class availablity based on packages. 

Spanish             Instructor: Melissa Hardin

Grades K-3 

Learn conversational Spanish through songs, visuals, and lots of fun!

Grades 4th-6th

¡Aprendemos español con el Señor Wooly!            

[Let's learn Spanish with Señor Wooly!]

Students will acquire Spanish through story-based music videos designed for middle-schoolers. We will explore and learn a new story/song each quarter. The Señor Wooly resources come from an "input-based curriculum...that provide[s] students with the comprensible repetitions they need to acquire language."* The course is designed with differentiation in mind, meaning your student will learn and be challenged whether this is their first or third experience in the Spanish homeschool program at Horizon.

*Quoted from the Señor Wooly website

 

Latin 1                  Instructor: Laurel Armerding

Grades 4th-6th

Students will have an introduction to Latin I through book work and in class assignments. There will be some assignments sent home for students to practice throughout the week.

 

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics        

Grades 4th-6th
 Instructor: Debbie Schlegel

Grades 7th-12th
 Instructor: Debbie Schlegel

The main goal of this course is for students to use the knowledge gained in the course to solve real world problems.  This course will cover the basic methods of science and will touch on the subject areas of basic electrical science, anatomy, biomechanics, and structural engineering.  Students will also learn basic soldering and 3-D printing techniques. Students will gain experience in research techniques, using the scientific and engineering methods, keeping a scientific logbook, working on a team, brainstorming ideas and developing prototypes, as well as written and oral presentation techniques.

This class will have grade specific Full Curriculum or class only options.

 

Language Arts           Instructor: Jennifer Tomka

Grades 4th-6th

Grades 7th-12th

Students will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Language Arts in a fun, interactive environment. We will cover literature, public speaking, creative writing, research writing, and grammar. Throughout the year we will have an in-depth look at these topics and how they interact with one another. We will read a novel together, learn about public speaking, focus on the details of research writing, learn how to write creatively, and incorporate grammar into all of these areas. This course does require work both in class and at home whether in the full year curriculum or the Friday only option.

This class will have grade specific Full Curriculum or class only options.

 

Chapel

Grades K-6th                  Instructor: Renee Rieke & various guest speakers

Chapel is a time for songs, spirit, and announcements. There are also guest speakers with topics relating to verses that are studied throughout the year.

Grades 7th - 12th             Instructor: Faith Kempf & various guest speakers

Students praise and worship together followed by a guest speaker who talks with students about varying subjects. Students then relate this subject to the Gospel and discuss how they can practically incorporate God’s Word and presence in their daily lives.


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.   


Homeschool Package Description of Benefits
(Click here to download the Description of Benefits PDF file)

Synopsis:
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.

Click here to download the complete Homeschool Program packet.

Benefits:

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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 Marine Biology (including full curriculum option for high school students), Language Arts, Latin 2, and Intro to Basic Conversational Spanish. The classes will fulfill a variety of educational needs including lab experiences from trained, qualified staff.  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 5th and 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 for 2019-20 

(Click here for Summary of Benefits by Grade Level and Cost PDF file)

    Kindergarten - Grade 3 ($500) 

  1. Homeschool Classes: 3 Classes (Music, Spanish, STEM)
  2. Lunch, Recess, & Chapel
  3. Extracurriculuar Activies (Field Trips**)
  4. Standardized Testing (Gr 1-3)
  5. Educational Mapping 

    Grades 4-6 Base Package ($625) 

  1. Homeschool Classes (Your choice of 2 classes)
    1. Options: Latin I/Spanish, Language Arts, STEM
      1. Language Arts & STEM classes options:
        1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
        2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Lunch, Recess, & Chapel
  3. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, 6th Gr Outdoor Camp) 
  4. Standardized Testing
  5. Educational Mapping  

Grades 4-6 Premiere Package ($800)

  1. Homeschool Classes (3 classes)
    1. Options: Latin I/Spanish, Language Arts, STEM
      1. Language Arts & STEM options:
        1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
        2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Lunch, Recess, & Chapel
  3. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, 6th Gr Outdoor Camp) 
  4. Standardized Testing
  5. Educational Mapping  

  Grades 7-8 Base Package ($625) 

  1. Your choice of 2 classes (Homeschool &/or Horizon Intensives Options)
    1. Homeschool Language Arts & STEM options:
      1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
      2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, Camps, see below)
  3. Horizon Athletics (Please ask about restrictions)
  4. Standardized Testing 
  5. Educational Mapping

   Grades 7-8 Premiere Package ($925) 

  1. Full Day of Classes (Homeschool &/or Horizon Intensives Options)
    1. Homeschool Language Arts & STEM options:
      1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
      2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, Camps, see below)
  3. Horizon Athletics (Please ask about restrictions)
  4. Standardized Testing 
  5. Educational Mapping 

   Grades 9-12 Base Package ($625) 

  1. Your choice of 2 classes (Homeschool &/or Horizon Intensives)
    1. Homeschool Language Arts & STEM options:
      1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
      2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, Camps, see below)
  3. Horizon Athletics (Please ask about restrictions)
  4. Standardized Testing 
  5. Educational Mapping

    Grades 9-12 Premiere Package ($1,045) 

  1. Full Day of Classes (Homeschool &/or Horizon Intensives)
    1. Homeschool Language Arts & STEM classes options:
      1. Tier 1: Friday activity only
      2. Tier 2: Friday activity + teacher-directed & transcripted curriculum (see below for extra fees****)
  2. Dual Enrollment Class Opportunities***
  3. Extracurricular Activities** (Field Trips, Camps, see below)
  4. Horizon Athletics (Please ask about restrictions)
  5. Standardized Testing 
  6. Transcription Services 
  7. Educational Mapping

*You may add one homeschool classes a la carte for $350/course/student (Limit: 1 class).

**Base & Premiere Program Options include the cost of field trips. Students in Kindergarten-3rd grade should be accompanied by a parentor another identified adult chaperone on field trips. There are some student fees for camps (6th grade, 7-8th grades, 9-12 grades).

***Please note that 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 those extra fees.

****Additional $200 for teacher-directed & transcripted full curriculum class. $100 for second full curriculum class.

*Multiple student discounts: 10% for 2nd Student, 20% for 3rd Student, 30% for additional students.

*Payment plan available upon request.  Email Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call    (541) 436-3207.