HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

High school students are welcome in many middle school enrichment classes. For example, high school students may work at their own level in classes such as Art Exploration or Painting. Please reach out to the individual teacher to determine if the elective/enrichment class is a good fit for your high school student.

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES

High School Literature Study: Shakespeare and Steinbeck

Grades 9-12

$190 per semester (one voucher)

This interactive class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze engaging, high school level novels, so the class is not appropriate younger middle school students. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including mood, theme, characters, conflict, literary devices, and personal connections. There is homework students complete to prepare them for discussion, increase their critical thinking skills, and satisfy state curriculum requirements. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. This semester we will be studying Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and various other short stories consistent with curriculum requirements.

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email:  2mrsfrederick@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.990.3494

website: writeon4kids.com

High School Write On!

Grades 9-12

$195 per semester (one voucher)

This class will work in combination with the High School Literature Study class and will focus on writing projects, essays, and responses centered around the novels studied. This semester, students will complete an argument/research essay along with other short answer responses, essays, and projects.

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email:  2mrsfrederick@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.990.3494

website: writeon4kids.com

MATH                     

Algebra and Formulas

Grades 6-12                                        

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

The Fall 2022 semester of Algebra and Formulas is great for new and returning students! There will be new topics for returning students, and new students will fit right in because this year’s topics are not connected to the previous semester. New students are welcome and returning students will be exposed to new material! 

This semester we will focus on word problems relating to real world applications for formulas relating to Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry! Students will learn the correct steps on how to approach word problems. They will be given all the tips and tricks! 

They’ll learn how to identify their known values, unknown values, as well as how to pull out all the necessary information. Students will be exposed to new formulas, such as the quadratic formula, the formula for volume for 3D shapes and many more! All these topics will be taught using fun online activities and interactive. This will insure that students are having fun while learning! 

Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com

Statistics and Graphing

Grades 6-12                                                  

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

This class will focus on teaching all the fundamentals associated with Statistics, Graphing and Probability. Students will learn how to read and interpret graphs that they themselves create. These graphs will include line graphs, pie charts, box and whisker plots, bar graphs, and everything will be taught in an interactive manner. 

Students will also learn about calculating probabilities by using hands on activities such as using coins, dice and playing cards. This class is meant to show students powerful fundamentals that they’ll be able to apply as they get older. And best of all they’ll learn while having fun! 

Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY                     

Civics: Analyzing Current Events

Grades 6-12

$180 per semester  

Analyzing current events helps middle and high school students better understand the world around them. Through Socratic class discussion, students will learn to critically think about the facts and history behind the headlines while gaining understanding of the importance of people, events, and issues in the news. Today’s students need an understanding of the world’s economy, politics, social structures, and environment in order to become active, informed citizens. At the same time, consuming news with a critical eye is vital to enhancing democracy. Special attention will be paid to credibility of sources, bias, and discerning fact from fiction. 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  MrsChiappe@gmail.com

phone/text: 408-472-6155

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

Economics and You

Grades 6-12

$190 per semester

Economics and You explores real world applications of economics in a way that is relevant to students today. In today’s challenging economic times, ensuring that students understand the value of a dollar and what it can buy is vital to their long-term financial health.  The class breaks down topics such as Laws of Supply and Demand into easy to understand examples. Vocabulary and basic economic laws will be introduced and to spark student interest, case studies, and other activities will be used. This class will lay the groundwork for students to grow into financially responsible adults. 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  MrsChiappe@gmail.com

phone/text: 408-472-6155

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

World Religions

Grades 6-12                              

$180 per semester 

World Religions exposes students to 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 faith traditions.

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email:  MrsChiappe@gmail.com

phone/text: 408-472-6155

website: historyrockswithmrschiappe.com

MUSIC

Vocal Performance

Grades 4-12

$185 per semester

A place to fine tune voice and style. We will work in small groups and as a class on pieces throughout the semester covering different genres of music including Broadway, country, jazz and more. Students will choose a solo piece to perfect during the semester. Singing takes more than a pair of vocal chords. We will learn about how to create better sound through posture and support. We will develop the skill of how to sing harmony with two, three or more parts. We also cover basic music reading and the elements of having a top notch performance on stage in a group or solo! 

Teacher: Rachel Wattson

email: rachelwattsonfit@gmail.com

phone: 760-716-2793

ENRICHMENT

 

Elements of Photography

Grades 6-12

$190 per semester

There is no need for a fancy camera to take a great picture! Learn the art of composition. Figure out how to get that perfect lighting. Understand the value of perspective and telling a story with an image. These things will make even a camera phone a tool for art. We will explore the functions of more advanced equipment, point and shoot pocket cameras, and how to make your camera phone do what you want it to! Basic digital editing will be covered as well. 

Class requirements: a camera (even a camera phone) and access to a computer. All other materials will be provided.

Teacher: Rachel Wattson

email: rachelwattsonfit@gmail.com

phone: 760-716-2793

COMPUTER SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

Python Coding

Grades 5-12

$250 per semester (one voucher)

Python coding - students learn coding by building programs using Python, which is a beginner-friendly programming language. All learning is self-paced, guided by our project-based curriculum: https://www.mrcodeswildride.com/python

Students go through our curriculum at their own pace with individualized instructor guidance. Class sizes are typically 5-6 students, with a maximum of 10 students, so every student receives adequate individualized help from the instructor. Laptops provided for in-class use. 

Teacher: David Keller

email: kellerdb@gmail.com

phone/text:(916) 439-0991

website: www.mrcodeswildride.com 

Web Coding

Grades 5-12

$250 per semester (one voucher)

Web coding - - students learn coding by building web apps and games using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. All learning is self-paced, guided by our project-based curriculum: https://www.mrcodeswildride.com/curriculum

 

Students go through our curriculum at their own pace with individualized instructor guidance. Class sizes are typically 5-6 students, with a maximum of 10 students, so every student receives adequate individualized help from the instructor. Laptops provided for in-class use.  

Teacher: David Keller

email: kellerdb@gmail.com

phone/text:(916) 439-0991

website: www.mrcodeswildride.com