HIGH SCHOOL - 9-12 GRADE CLASSES

 

As a homeschooling family, you best know your student's interests and abilities. That's why you homeschool! With teacher permission, younger students are invited to enroll in High School level classes and High School students are welcome to enroll in Middle School classes. The topics covered in many classes are the same in multiple grade (however the depth varies) For example, the same US History topics repeat in 5, 8 and 11/12 grade, Biology repeats in 5, 7, 9/10. The purpose of Family Foothill Co-op is to support your personal homeschool plan. 
                                     


Teen Book Club
Grades 8-12   (mature younger teens per parent/teacher approval)  
                                           

EDH fee: $152 per semester  (MONTHLY vouchers at $38 each - Please see voucher ordering instructions.) 
               
This class is completely literature based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze engaging high school level novels. Each week the students will read and work on dialogic journals focusing on various aspects of the novel including theme, characters, conflict, historical significance, and personal connections, as well as author’s style and purpose. ​The novels for spring semester will be The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore and "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. We will conclude the semester with a field trip to see "The Crucible" performed by the Folsom High School Drama Department. 

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com



Writer’s Workshop
Grades 4-12          
                                   

EDH fee:   $152 per semester   (FOUR MONTHLY vouchers at $38 each - Please see voucher ordering instructions.) ​


This class is designed to compliment my other writing classes, but is open to all students, fourth grade and up, who would like more individualized help and instruction in writing. The class will follow a writer’s workshop model, with brief topical instruction, followed by individualized writing support. This is the opportunity for students to bring in a current writing project and receive one-on-one help and direct instruction that meets their personal writing needs. Our focus this semester will be writing essays.

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

Human Anatomy 
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome) 
         

EDH fee: $180 per semester  (2 vouchers at $90 each)                                                                

Placerville fee:$200 per semester  (2 vouchers at $100 each)
                                                                                                                                                              
Students will explore the skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, digestive, auditory, and nervous systems by labeling diagrams, creating models, and performing activities.  Here are some of the activities:  building a pasta skeletal model and edible bone model, walking though a large heart model to understand the structure of the heart and how blood is oxygenated, examining at a cow or pig heart, using a huge nerve cell model to understand how a neuron fires, and perform simulated blood typing.   I've compiled videos on my website for students to watch before class if they want to independently gain additional science knowledge related to what we'll be doing in class.  Your student will bring something home from class each day, either a model or worksheet, to share with your supervising teacher. 
Please Note: Students need to bring a pencil, glue stick, colored pencils, and a black Sharpie to each class.
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Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com


Introduction to Chemistry 
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome)   
       

EDH fee: $180 per semester  (2 vouchers at $90 each)                                                                

Placerville fee:$200 per semester  (2 vouchers at $100 each)


Students will explore atoms, molecules, sub-atomic particles, acids/basis, polymers, and more.  Examples of some of the activities/models: build atom and molecule models, test the pH of various solutions, model balancing chemical equations, and create endothermic and exothermic reations.  I've compiled videos on my website for students to watch before class if they want to independently gain additional science knowledge related to what we'll be doing in class.  Your student will bring something home from class each day, either a model or worksheet, to share with your supervising teacher. 
Please Note: Students need to bring a pencil, colored pencils, and a black Sharpie to each class.
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Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com


Physics B 
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome)

EDH fee: $180 per semester  (1 voucher)                                                                

Placerville fee:$200 per semester  (1 voucher)

Physics A was offered Spring 2016 and is not a pre-requisite to Physics B.

     
Students will explore force, work, potential and kinetic energy, Newton's Laws of Motion, thermodynamics, states of matter, density of solids and liquids, light, sound, and air pressure by creating models and performing activities that illustrate these concepts.  Here are some examples of some of the activities: create a marble roller coaster to understand potential and kinetic energy, use density cubes and a triple beam balance to calculate density of a solid, use prisms to observe components of white light.  I've compiled videos on my website for students to watch before class if they want to independently gain additional science knowledge related to what we'll be doing in class.  Your student will bring something home from class each day, either a model or worksheet, to share with your supervising teacher.   
Please Note: Students need to bring a pencil, colored pencils, and a black marker or Sharpie to each class.
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Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com


Astronomy 
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome) 
         

EDH fee: $180 per semester  (1 voucher)                                                                

Placerville fee:$200 per semester  (1 voucher)


Students will explore the wonders of the universe through model building, demonstrations, and activities.  Topics include the sun, the planets, the solar system's size, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids, spectroscopy,  star life cycle and black holes, and phases of the moon.  Here are some of the activities: build models of asteroids and comets, create a nebula in a jar and a star life cycle mobile, make a spectroscope, and view the sun using special solar glasses.  The  Placerville Observatory will bring telescopes to class so students can view the sun.   I've compiled videos on my website for students to watch before class if they want to independently gain additional science knowledge related to what we'll be doing in class.  Your student will bring something home from class each day, either a model or worksheet, to share with your supervising teacher. 
Please Note: Students need to bring a pencil, colored pencils, a glue stick, and a black Sharpie to each class.
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Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com


US History
Grades 9-12      
                                                                 

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)           

Placerville fee:$180 per semester (1 voucher)


Students study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution (beginning with colonization) up to reconstruction following the Civil War.  After reviewing the development of America's democratic institutions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences. They learn about the challenges facing the new nation, with an emphasis on the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com


Ancient History  
Grades 6-8 (High Schoolers welcome)  
      

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)  

    
Students will explore the ancient history through hands-on, creative activities designed to foster critical thinking and problem solving. For example, the students sculpt terracotta army soldiers while learning about ancient China. Other project-based learning include Aztec calendars, creation of Greek pillars and Roman mosaics. Students MAKE the history they study!

 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

Hip Hop Civics: Hamilton, An American Musical
Mature Middle School & Mature High School   
             

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)           

Placerville fee:$180 per semester (1 voucher)   


WARNING: Uncensored Hamilton Broadway soundtrack contains mature language; however, all classroom material will be censored.
The smash-hit musical "Hamilton" has ignited students' interest in history, creating a ready-made opportunity for teachers. The Broadway musical, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, the "Ten dollar founding father without a father” in rap and hip-hop songs. This class capitalizes on students' interest in pop culture by using the show as a teaching tool—in terms of learning about history, language arts, and diversity in pop culture. The original Broadway soundtrack contains rap lyrics which include the occasional rated R word; however, all l classroom material will be censored and rated PG.

 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

​World Religions 
Grades 9-12 (mature Middle Schoolers welcome)  
     

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)          

Placerville fee:$180 per semester (1 voucher)


This course covers different contemporary faiths and examines their development, their impact throughout history, and their continuing influence on today’s world affairs. Students will think about and discuss the ways in which different individuals and groups have explained the relationship between human beings and the divine as well as the differences and similarities among the different belief systems. In a country founded on religious freedom, and in the state of California where there is remarkable religious diversity, students benefit from gaining knowledge of the world’s major faiths.
 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

Foothill Family Yearbook
Grades 6-12  
                                                    

EDH fee: $100 per semester (1 voucher)      

   
In this course students gain useful, real world skills in time management, marketing, teamwork, and design principles.  Collaboratively, the students will produce a creative, innovative yearbook recording Foothill Family Co-op memories and events. Students learn page design, publishing techniques, copy writing, editing and photography. Priority enrollment for returning high school students.  A laptop computer is required for this class.

 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com


Speak Up! Speech & Debate
Grades 6-12
                                                                    

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)          

Placerville fee:$180 per semester (1 voucher)


Students explore concepts in public speaking, critical thinking, argument and debate. This course covers the different styles of speeches, rhetorical strategies and the art of debate. A major focus of the class will be the elements of rhetoric as it pertains to information, persuasion and debate. The students will give several speeches to classmates. Various styles of speech will be studied, including: persuasion, impromptu, extemporaneous, and debate.
 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

 

Daily Goal Setting: A TRULY Life Changing Class

Grades 4-12

EDH fee: $160 per semester (2 vouchers at $80 each)

What’s the difference between a goal and a wish? Plenty! Goals involve the writing down of ideas, careful planning and self imposed deadlines. Wishes do not. You see, wishing is easy while daily goal setting takes effort and self-discipline.

 

Everyone has dreams. And daily goal setting allows those dreams to turn into reality! Every student who participates in this class will be given their own “Goals Notebook” where all goals will be written down. Every student will have their own unique goals, and each student will be taught the correct way to write a goal should be written (clearly, in the present tense, in a positive manner and with a deadline). Students will also get taught about short term and long term goals, and why it’s important to have both! The skills and knowledge taught in this course are truly life changing and I look forward to seeing your child in my class soon!



Math Lab: Fun with Fractions! 
Grades 4-12
                                                    

EDH fee: $155 per semester (2 vouchers at $77.50 each)    

       
What’s larger, ⅓ or ⅖? What’s a common denominator and when is it needed? How many inches are in a mile? All these questions (and many many more) will be answered in this course! The purpose of this class is to dive deep into the world of fractions. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division will be covered, along with word problems that show a REAL WORLD application of fractions (a concept that many children and adults can find confusing). Fractions are seen EVERYWHERE in life - from measuring ingredients with cooking, to calculating probability, to figuring out how much money a trip will cost if your car averages 20 miles per gallon and a gallon of gas is $2.59! This class will teach the basics thoroughly, as well as explain more complicated topics in fun and interesting ways! If you want to take your fraction knowledge to the next level, this course is definitely for you!


Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com


Math Lab: Decimals & Percentages 
Grades 6-12  (4th/5th welcome)   
                                         

EDH fee: $155 per semester (2 vouchers at $77.50 each)      

    
How much does a $200 dress cost if it’s on clearance for 70% off, and the store gives you an extra 10% off for opening a store credit card? Is that the same as 80% off? What if there’s a 8% state tax? Decimals and percentages are all around us, and it helps to know them inside and out! If you take out a $1,000 loan at 4% interest, it helps to know the difference between simple interest and compound interest. If your boss promises you a 3% increase in salary, it’s nice to know what the new amount will be, just in case there’s a mistake. Discounts, interest rates and percent increases are just a small portion of what this class will offer. A thorough explanation of how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals will also be covered, along with word problems that teach a student how to deal with decimals and percentages in the real world. Whether a student is struggling with a particular concept, or wants to take their decimal/percentage knowledge to the highest level possible, this class is definitely a must!


Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com


​Financial Literacy 101 - Making “Cents” Of It All
Grades 4-12  
                                            

EDH fee: $160 per semester (2 vouchers at $80 each) 


What’s a checking and savings account? How do credit cards work? What’s a recurring expense and how is dog food considered an example? Financial literacy is understanding how money works in the world. It is knowing how money is earned, properly managed and properly spent. Since financial literacy isn’t really emphasized as much as reading or writing, most students lack the necessary knowledge needed to become financially responsible adults. And that is exactly why this course is being offered! Even though this class covers real world scenarios involving money and spending, this will be a beginner level course. Topics covered will include income and expenses, how to save, the differences betweens needs and wants, as well as creating and managing a budget. And weekly homework meant to strengthen these concepts will be provided! The fact of the matter is many children (and adults) go through life without proper training on how to handle finances. And we’re expected to either figure it out quickly or run into problems. This course is meant to change that!


Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com


You & the Law 
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome)  
                   

EDH fee: $160 per semester (1 voucher)           

Placerville fee:$180 per semester (1 voucher)


In this course students should gain a practical understanding of law and the legal system in the United States. What is the difference between a tort and a crime? Are robbery and burglary the same? How does assault compare to battery? Students will examine parties to crimes and contracts, elements of various crimes and causes of action, and punishment of crimes. Case studies and hypothetical situations will be examined and debated.  In addition, students should be exposed to the many career opportunities that exist within the legal system. This class is taught by Mrs. Chiappe, a former practicing California Attorney.
 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  Lchiappe@comcast.net

phone/text: 916.293.8060

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com


Beginning Guitar
​Grades 4-12          
                                      

EDH fee: $180 per semester  (1 voucher)   


This course is designed for the beginning guitar student. The class is taught in a group setting with some individual responsibilities. No prior guitar experience is required. This course will cover the basics of guitar and get students playing their favorite songs through a variety of guitar techniques. PLEASE NOTE: This class requires outside study and practice. Each student must have a guitar that is available to them for class and outside practice. You will not be able to share a guitar with another student in the class.
 

Teacher: Stephan Hogan

email: tonekinglessons@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.220.7329


Choir: Intro to Voice
Grades 4-12 (EDH)    
                                          

EDH fee: $160 per semester (2 vouchers at $80 each)      

          
Singing should be fun!! We’ll focus on blending our voices to work as a team while studying vocal techniques, correct breathing to strengthen your instrument, note reading and rhythm exercises. NO experience is necessary, just come and be prepared to open your mouth and SING! The more the merrier!

 

Teacher: Grace Hegy

email:  gracesong28@yahoo.com

phone/text: 916.225.8822

website: www.gracesongs.wordpress.com
 
Theater Arts
Grades   4-8  
                                                     

EDH fee: $144 per semester (1 voucher)


A fun and exciting musical theater class with an emphasis on building confidence and public speaking skills! Students will explore the world of drama, acting, song, and dance, and work as a team to create a performance together! All students will receive a character/lines, and no previous experience is necessary!

Teacher:  Asten Fallavollita

email: atfallavol@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.220.6798


Art Exploration (El Dorado Hills)
Grades 4-8 (High Schoolers welcome)      
    

EDH fee: $165 per semester (1 voucher)      

                        
Students will explore a variety of media and art techniques in this exciting hands on class.  Students will have the opportunity to foster their creative skills by experimenting with new techniques to communicate thoughts and feelings in their artwork.  This course will allow students to develop skills in a range of media, including pencil drawing, painting, pastels, and more!  Art history will be incorporated into many lessons providing the opportunity for students to examine the artistic contributions of famous artists and gather inspiration from art history in their own projects.  Class fee includes all supplies.   Attention South Sutter Students:  Janelle cannot accept South Sutter vouchers since she is a South Sutter employee.  South Sutter students will need to private pay for this class.


​Teacher: Janelle Brewer     

e-mail: janellebrewer@gmail.com       

phone/text: 530.306.2144

Computer Programming
Grades  4-12       
                                       

EDH fee: $144 per semester (1 voucher)          

             
Kids will explore the exciting world of computer programming through the interactive Scratch interface, and use their imaginations to create their own programs / video games! This class will teach students the basics of programming and video game design in a fun and easy-to-understand way. No previous computer experience is necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: A laptop computer is required for this class.

 

Teacher:  Asten Fallavollita

email: atfallavol@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.220.6798



Conversational Spanish (EDH)
Grades 4-12    
                                                         

EDH fee:  $180 per semester  (includes $20 workbook)


In this program children will learn to develop the foundation of vocabulary and practical phrases for conversational Spanish. This dynamic class will keep kids active and engaged while they explore stations which highlight: crafts, games, role-playing, songs, and special worksheets to take home and practice Spanish. Lots of conversation, literacy and writing in Spanish will be encouraged during this class.

Teacher: Blanca Lawton              

email: BLawton@thespanishimmersion.com       

phone: 916.486.8276       

website: www.thespanishimmersion.com

 

American Sign Language

Grades 4-8

EDH fee: $144 per semester  (1 voucher)

This course is designed to introduce the basics of (ASL) American Sign Language.  Students will develop beginning level American Sign Language communication skills - through the use fingerspelling and vocabulary about themselves, their  family, community and surroundings.   Students will also be introduced to Deaf culture and awareness through story books making comparisons and connections to one’s own culture. 

Teacher: Kelie Eitel

email: K.eitel@yahoo.com

phone/text: 916.833.5989



Hand Sewing Basics
Grades 4-8    
                                           

EDH fee: $160 per semester (2 vouchers at $80 each)    

                       
Hand sewing is the best way to mend and do everyday repairs. In this class, students will learn this extremely valuable lifelong skill through a variety of fun and engaging projects designed to teach traditional hand stitches. The project-based learning includes sewing a needle book and pincushion, a button "tree",  a drawstring bag, a felt mouse, a quilt block, and the creation of their very own pillow. Additionally, throughout the class, students will be exposed to vocabulary unique to the world of sewing.  Class fee includes a small personal sewing kit and fabric.  If your child would like to pick out their own fabric, I can supply measurements for you to purchase it on your own.

 

Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com