High School/Bridge Course Descriptions

For the  2019-2020 Year

Subject to change

Class Course Key:

 

All Bridge Classes (7th & Up) are in BLUE

These classes are designed for the 7th & 8th grade student, but are available to grades 7th & up.  Only grades 9-12 will accumulate the listed credits for those classes. Cost/$7.00/wk

Any questions about Bridge classes, please Email Barb Newlin @ updates@kdoacademy.org  

 

All High School Classes (9th-12th) are listed in RED

(8th graders may take high school classes but will be expected to perform at the course level. Teachers have final say on the student's ability.) For a suggested course level; click here.  Credits listed are suggested credit value; actual credit is determined by your diploma program and/or evaluator.   Cost:  $9.00/wk   Lab Classes:  $12.00/wk

 

All Electives (7th-12th unless otherwise noted) in GREEN

Electives are for the 7th to 12th grade student, unless specified.

Credited; With homework & grading-$7.00/wk   

Non-Credited; No homework or grades-$5.00/wk

 

Class Status

Classes need a minimum amount enrolled in order to run the class.  Classes marked with a "GO" have enough students registered for the class, and the class will be held in the fall. Classes that do not meet minimum will be cancelled. If the class is full; you may sign up for your second choice, and also be put on a waiting list in case someone drops out and space becomes available.

 

Items needed for class:

Text list, supplies needed and lab cost are all found under 'Bridge and HS Text List' in the drop-down menu.

 

For suggested Core Classes by GradeCLICK HERE

The KDO 3 R’s:

Relationship - There needs to be cooperation between parent and student for the best scheduling decisions to be made for the student's success.

Reality - Planning is needed in regards to the number of hours that will need to be committed for accomplishing each class at KDO.  Bridge classes:  apprx. 30/40 minutes per day per class; 1 Credit classes:  apprx 1 hour per day per class; 1-1/2 credit classes: apprx. 1-1/4 hrs per day per class; M/T/W/F; it's not just Thursdays!

Responsibility - Students and parents have 3 class periods  to determine if a yearlong class is a good fit (2 class periods for semester classes), after which time the family will be responsible for the tuition for the duration of the class. (See Policy and Guidelines for specific class withdrawal policy).

Period 1 High School - 8:15am to 9:40am

Advanced Biology (Full Year) - "GO"

Using Apologia's The Human Body:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, this course continues the study of Biology with a detailed look at the Anatomy and Physiology of the 11 organ systems of the human body.   Using the newly developed student notebook as a companion tool, and coupled with the knowledge gained in Biology, this advanced course is a great preparation for the CLEP test.The course includes an organizational look at the human body in general with basic review of the cell structure and function.  From the basic unit of life, students will study body tissues, integumentary and skeletal (skin and bones) systems, muscles, the nervous system (both central and peripheral), endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic systems and more!  Labs are also used in this course (primarily in the second semester) as an adjunct to the coursework.  Labs may include:  learning how calcium salts affect bone, microscopic examination of prepared slides, cranial nerve exam, use of a Snellen eye chart, cow's eye dissection, sheep heart dissection, blood typing, and more.  Students will be assigned a medical ethic's project (second quarter) as well as a disease-specific research paper (fourth quarter) as a complement to the course material.  The research paper does meet the 10-page requirement. This course is a great choice for those considering careers in healthcare or the sciences.  Prerequisite:  prior Creation or Physical Science AND Biology.     

Instructor:  Chastity Frederick, 1.5 Credits; $12.00/wk

Algebra II (Full Year) "GO"

For those that have completed Alg.I, you can take this course to master the next level.  We will be using the BJU curriculum and packets the teacher has prepared, to help the student gain a better understanding.  Prerequisite is Geometry.

Instructor: Carol Richards, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

 

Geometry (Full Year) - "GO"

Euclidean Geometry (points, lines, planes, and more) with some Analytic (graphing, measurement), logic, proofs, and formulas makes for a challenging adventure! This experienced teacher is eager to make the invisible concepts of Geometry concrete and accessible to you!

Prerequisite: 80% proficiency in Algebra I skills (as determined by 1st assignment assessment with re-submissions until Sept. 19, 2019).  Please submit initially by Aug. 15, 2019 (scanning on JupiterEd) to allow time for improvement by deadline.

Instructor: Rudi Metzler, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Physics (Full Year) - "GO"

Apologia Physics: This college-prep physics course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course.  We will look at incorporating Vernier sensors, when possible, and utilizing in class experiments and online physics simulations into physics measurements and data analysis.  

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1.  This is a math intensive science class.  

Instructor:  Pat Alexander, 1.5 Credit; $12.00/wk

Psychology from a Christian Perspective (Full Year) - "GO"

This is a way for your student to understand Psychology from a Christian Perspective and potentially avoid taking Introduction to Psychology as a required general education class in college (secular or Christian). This is a 1 credit Honors class which can be weighted (for GPA purposes) on a transcript. It is intended as preparation for the optional CLEP Exam. This Honors class is recommended for Juniors and Seniors or advanced Sophomores. It may be appropriate for some highly motivated, self-directed and mature Freshman. The social science of psychology lays foundational theory and practice in fields such as education, business and marketing, health care, sports, counseling of all kinds, politics, and even pastoral careers, among others. Psychology is usually taught from an humanistic and evolutionary perspective (even at Christian colleges). We will explore historical and current psychological theories with constant discussion as to how the special revelation of scripture addresses the same concepts. Along with Psychology, a dose of philosophy and theology will be thrown in for good discussion. Students should come prepared to discuss these topics and learn to discern the fact from the fiction in this broad discipline of social science. Chapters in our text, Psychology from a Christian Perspective by Dr. Tim Rice version 2 or 3, include:  What is Psychology, A Christian Worldview,  Psychology’s History and Worldview, The Brain and Nervous System, Sensation and Perception, Motivation and Emotion, Learning and Memory, Human Development, Consciousness, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence, Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment, Social Psychology, and Research Methods.  This class will begin at 8:15 on the second week of KDO (we will miss the first week).
FOR STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS : As Supervisors of a homeschool program, parents are ultimately in complete control of their child’s curriculum. As a teacher, I will provide a rich Psychology experience worthy of an honors credit and the CLEP exam for interested students.  Parents may feel free to edit this curriculum offering and course level to suit the needs of their child. I will assign, discuss and grade according to my honors course offering, but parents may choose to report their own grade on their child’s official transcript. Though I fully embrace all academic levels, I do expect that all students will add to the overall classroom environment with a show of general interest for the subject, encouragement to others, and positive and productive attitude. ​

Instructor:  Gail Kollmar, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Spanish I (Full Year)- "GO"; Class Full

Students will be introduced to Spanish through reading simple stories and listening to, creating, dramatizing, and retelling stories as a class. The phrases and verbs taught in this class are based on the 300 most frequent words in the language.  Students will also learn a variety of grammatical concepts including present tense, past tenses, articles, infinitives, conditional tense, gerund, reflexive verbs, indirect object pronouns, and verb conjugations within the context of stories. Focus will be on mastery and proficiency through repetition and stories. Homework will include reading and review exercises based on mini-stories to reinforce the vocabulary and structures of the language.  We will read and discuss (in Spanish!) 4 mini-novels which include cultural information about native speaking countries. This class counts as full credit in humanities/foreign language.  

Instructor: Emily McCleary, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Speech-High School (1st Semester) - "GO"

When lists are compiled of the greatest fears that people have, one specific activity always makes the list: public speaking. And yet, with a few tips and some practice, anyone can become an effective public speaker! This class is designed to give students an introduction to public speaking by helping them craft some common types of speeches, giving them some pointers that will help the effectiveness of their speeches, and then give them the opportunity to present them in a safe and encouraging environment. No text is needed for this class.    

Instructor: Brian Kannel, .5 Credit; $9.00/wk

Write Shop I (Full Year) - "GO"; Class Full with wait list

Write Shop I teaches students to narrow their topics, choose vivid and descriptive wording and gain confidence in their writing. They learn to add interest to their writing by varying their sentence structure and including transitional words. Each lesson includes a Skill Builder activity that introduces new writing tools and grammar concepts.  The classroom environment is relaxed and includes games and activities that reinforce the course concepts.   This class is intended for 8th, 9th &10th graders.

Instructor: Merry Parshall, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk    NOTE:  Class time is:  8:30-9:40 

Period 1 Bridge Class - 8:30am to 9:40am

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Travel Troupers:  Geography (Full Year) - "GO"

Using Apologia’s Around the World in 180 Days Student Workbook, (2nd edition), this class will take your student on a grand tour of our earth, one continent at a time.  We will take an up-close and personal look at their people, history, culture, religion, plants, animals, and even the food that they eat.  Homework assignments will include the workbook, online research, map work, menu design with a culinary dish for you to enjoy, and even acting as a travel agent and making a tri-fold tourist brochure. By the end of the year your student will have a firm grasp and understanding of our seven continents and the countries and people that live there.  NOTE: Class time is: 8:30 – 9:40

Instructor: Rachel Bowser, 1 Credit; $7.00/wk

Modern History (Full Year) - "GO"

Covering 1708 to 2014, our study begins with Bach and Handel, travels through multiple "wars of independence”, and analyzes the "wars of ideologies" of Marxism, Darwinism, Fascism, and the Cold War. World War I and II bring us to more modern day conflicts, including a collapsed Soviet Union, a divided Korea, tension in the Middle East, and an ongoing War on Terror. We will be studying the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the "soul" of mankind over the last three centuries. Weekly, the students will have brief readings from the text; short, topical responses; mapwork; and quizzes. A 2-3 minute speech will be assigned in the first semester and a 3-6 page research paper will be assigned in the second semester. An additional literature component will round out our curriculum: the student will read and respond to one novel or biography (relevant to the time period) per marking period, totaling 4 for the entire year. This course taps into the student’s curiosity and engages their interests as they are asked to investigate the topics that most interest them each week. Class time will be used for further instruction, class discussion and engaging activities. This course uses the world history text Mystery of History 4 and covers important events in American history (the American Revolution, the War Between the States, the War in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights movement), but it is not recommended to stand alone as an American history course.  NOTE: Class time is: 8:15-9:15

Instructor:  Erin Pearce, 1 Credit; $7.00/wk

 

 

 

Period 1 Electives - 8:15 to 9:40

Debate (2nd Semester ) - "GO"

Different than simply a run of the mill argument, an effective debate is enlightening and engaging regardless of the topic of the opinions of those who are listening. Students will learn the difference between debating questions of ideology versus policy as well as learning to debate as individuals, by teaming with a partner, and by working with a larger group. All of this will happen through debating topics that are meaningful to the class. While a specific text is not required, significant research will be necessary outside of class.  This class is intended for High School.

Instructor:  Brian Kannel, .5 credit; $7.00/wk

Period 2 High School - 9:45am to 11:50am

Note:  The following period 2 High School classes are two hours.  Following this list are one hour High School classes 2A (for the first hour) and 2B (for the second hour).

Biology (Full Year) - "GO"; Class Full

Using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd ed.), this course is a study of life - cell life (including structure and function), the basic chemistry of life, bacteria, protista, fungi, Mendelian Genetics, ecology, Creation, invertebrates, plants, reptiles, mammals and MORE! This course includes labs throughout the year including:  use of the microscope, slide-making for microscopic observation, diffusion, osmosis, cell structure, pond life experiments, and dissections (earthworm, crayfish, perch).  The course also includes supplementary learning including a leaf collection, accidental discovery presentation, and a genetics project.  Prerequisite:  Physical or Creation Science.  Join us as we explore our miraculous Creation with Biology!  

Instructor:  Chastity Frederick, 1.5 Credits; $12.00/wk

Chemistry (Full Year) - "GO"

In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. There will be a qualifying Algebra exam to certify competency in Algebra 1; an 80% is required to pass.This course is designed to be a first year high school Chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in Chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. This Apologia course covers significant figures, units, classifications, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Students will have Laboratory experiments in class, approximately every other week.

Instructor:  Bill Fay, 1.5 Credits; $12.00/wk

 

Physical Science (Full Year) - "GO"; Class Full

Physical Science is a good foundation for the other upper level sciences. Through explanation and hands-on experiments, students will be engaged in learning and will enjoy learning.  This class allows the student to enjoy a variety of topics pulled from Physics:  motion, forces, simple machines, electricity, sound, light; and coming from Chemistry:  atoms, molecules, symbols, bonding, acids and bases.  Students will learn to write lab reports, and improve their vocabulary and critical thinking. Students will be expected to read, answer questions, take down data to include in lab reports, and discuss their learning in class.  This is one of those classes meant to be shared!

Instructor: Sally Zeller, 1.5 Credits; $12.00/wk

​Pre-Calculus (Full Year) - "GO"

For those students who have completed Alg II and Geometry. Equip your students for college with precalculus skills. Lessons emphasize functions, graphing, and trigonometry throughout and introduce differential calculus. Bob Jones textbook. Two hour class with some time for in-class work.

Instructor: Carol Richards, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk​

Period 2A High School - First Hour 9:45am to 10:45am

Period 2A Bridge Class - First Hour 9:45am to 10:45am

 

American Government (1st Sem) - "GO"

In this one semester class, students will explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government. In addition to reading the textbook, students will join in on class games as a form of review, participate in an American patriotic memory challenge, and delve into dialectic discussion on Chuck Colson’s biography, Born Again, concerning his involvement in the infamous U.S government’s Watergate scandal. 

Instructor:  Julie Tate, .5 credit in US Government; $9.00/wk

Logic (2nd Semester) - "GO"

In this Introduction to Logic class students will learn to spot errors in others’ logic and establish their own cognitive rationale. Students will focus on practical logic, such as fallacies you might encounter in a newspaper, but will also be introduced to various components of arguments and propositions. Some topics covered in class will include premises and conclusions, double negatives, and necessary and sufficient conditions, and substitutions of inverse or converse for its proposition. We will learn about “if then,” “only if,” “and” and “or” statements and how to determine the truth value of these sentences.  With the guidance of The Fallacy Detective, our given text, students will learn to identify red herrings, circular reasoning, statistical fallacies, and propaganda. The Fallacy Detective features a Christian view of logic and was written by homeschoolers for homeschoolers. Students will be required to read the text and do weekly homework assignments as they prepare for in-class discussion. This is geared toward the 9th grade student, but certainly a ready 8th grader or high school student would enjoy it. Your high school student will earn a ½ credit in Humanities. 

Instructor:  Julie Tate, .5 credit; $9.00/wk

Sign Language I (Full Year) - "GO"

American Sign Language

 (ASL1) Provides an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture. Students will develop basic syntactical knowledge of American Sign and basic vocabulary. The course will include games and activities to reinforce learning. This is a one credit course but is also being offered to Bridge students. ASL 1 will focus on chapters 1, 2 & part of 3 from Signing Naturally. 

This is a very interactive class.  Class participation is required!

Instructor:  Brenda Davis, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

 

Seven Habits of a Successful Student  (1st Semester) - "GO"

This course is highly recommended for all students who are making the transition to more independent studies and for those who desire to have the benefit of learning great habits to make them a successful student!  In addition to learning the seven habits, we will be going through the SOAR study workbook to learn how to implement practical ways to become a better student.  We will find out what kind of learning style works best for your child so they can effectively study, learn time & task management methods, organizational skills, note taking strategies, goal setting & communication skills. This class is geared for 7th - 9th grade and these habits and skills will be used throughout high school and college.

Instructor:  Sandra Rohrbaugh, $7.00/wk

Speech (1st Semester) - "GO"

In this introductory course, students learn the basic skills needed to improve their communication skills.  The course includes units covering social speaking, reading aloud, poetry reading, and impromptu activities while teaching the students how to organize and present basic speeches. Class activities and games are part of the lessons to help the student become more comfortable speaking in group situations.  Each student will present three formal speeches and several impromptu speeches.

Instructor:  Merry Parshall, $7.00/wk

PA History- (2nd Semester) - "GO"; Class Full

This course will give your student a well-rounded, detailed study of Pennsylvania history. We will be creating a beautiful notebook as we study the physical & political maps of PA, its symbols, a timeline of important PA historical events, PA government, charting the climate & geography of the state, noting key industries, cities, and the beautiful nature and wildlife of PA. To supplement the notebook, students will have homework each week to further enhance their learning of PA History and will have notebook assignments to complete at home. The semester project is a speech and report on an assigned PA person, place or event.  This class does fulfill the homeschool requirement for PA History being taught in the secondary school level (grades 7th-12th).  Note:  This class is also offered Period 3.

Instructor: Sandra Rohrbaugh, $7.00/wk .5 credit and is available to Bridge and High School students.

Math FUNdamentals (Full Year) - "GO"

A fundamental math course exploring and reviewing topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and integers, as well as operations with fractions and decimals, and a review of basic geometry and graphs. This course is geared toward junior high schoolers to review elementary math subjects before algebra or high schoolers looking to review fundamentals as they work through their current math.

Instructor:  Tabitha Martin; $7.00/wk

 

Sign Language I (Full Year) - "GO"

American Sign Language

 (ASL1) Provides an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture. Students will develop basic syntactical knowledge of American Sign and basic vocabulary. The course will include games and activities to reinforce learning. This is a one credit course but is also being offered to Bridge students. ASL 1 will focus on chapters 1, 2 & part of 3 from Signing Naturally. 

This is a very interactive class.  Class participation is required!

Instructor:  Brenda Davis, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Writing with Purpose (Full Year) - "GO"; Class Full

Students will utilize the writing process and investigate the purposes for writing (entertainment, persuasion, and information) in this collaborative workshop-style course. We will examine the six essential writing elements (ideas, sentence fluency, organization, word choice, voice, and conventions) and explore a variety of appropriate publishing formats. Course assignments will include editing exercises, grammar study, and writing.

Instructor: Mary Oles, $7.00/wk

Period 2A Electives - First Hour 9:45am to 10:45am

Accounting: Business Operations (2nd Semester) - "GO"

Learn about what it takes to operate your own business.  Bookkeeping is a necessary part of every business, and taxes are an unavoidable part of all our lives.  In this course, we will break down the tax form (Schedule C) that a sole proprietor (business owner) is required to use to report income to the IRS.  We will look at the need for accurate and honest record keeping, methods of tracking your finances, and how to prepare items such as invoices. We will learn about important business relationships with your local banker, insurance agent, accountant and attorney.  This course will also touch on Pennsylvania and local tax issues.  Since the text for this course is the instruction manual for the tax form, there will be several handouts and students will be utilizing their note-taking skills. Suggested prerequisite: Personal Finance (taught by Sandra Rohrbaugh) and/or Economics

Instructor: Michelle Mundis; $7.00/wk

Cooking (2nd Semester) - "GO"; Class Full with wait list

Come learn the basics of cooking and baking through a variety of recipes! We'll gain experience in several methods including grilling, baking, decorating, cooking-for-one, and instapot meals. Students will learn at least one new recipe every week. No homework will be required. Students may need to bring some ingredients and kitchen tools based on the week. Every student must bring something to record recipes (journal, cards, index box, etc.) and an apron every week. Initial supplies cost: $20. This same class is also offered in Period 2B & Period 3.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: Barb Newlin; $5.00/wk

Fiber Arts Workshop (1st Semester) - "CANCELLED"
This independent study workshop is designed for students to develop their choice of fiber arts skills with instruction and guidance. Motivated students who would like to experience knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, tatting, embroidery, dying, felting, etc. can be part of a group who will expose them and inspire them to create textiles. Students will set their own goals, bring their own materials, and work towards completing the projects they have chosen. Instead of a teacher-planned class, the instructor will be coaching, guiding, instructing, and inspiring each student throughout the workshop. Students may commit to join the group one semester at a time. For each successfully completed full semester, students may earn a half credit of Arts and Humanities coursework.  Gail Kollmar is a PA certified Family and Consumer Science Teacher with 10 years teaching experience, an experienced fiber art instructor with classes and private lessons at A.C. Moore in Hanover, PA, and a long-time spinning demonstrator and instructor at the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. 
Instructor: Gail Kollmar, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

Fiber Arts Workshop (2nd Semester) - 

This independent study workshop is designed for students to develop their choice of fiber arts skills with instruction and guidance. Motivated students who would like to experience knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, tatting, embroidery, dying, felting, etc. can be part of a group who will expose them and inspire them to create textiles. Students will set their own goals, bring their own materials, and work towards completing the projects they have chosen. Instead of a teacher-planned class, the instructor will be coaching, guiding, instructing, and inspiring each student throughout the workshop. Students may commit to join the group one semester at a time. For each successfully completed full semester, students may earn a half credit of Arts and Humanities coursework.  Gail Kollmar is a PA certified Family and Consumer Science Teacher with 10 years teaching experience, an experienced fiber art instructor with classes and private lessons at A.C. Moore in Hanover, PA, and a long-time spinning demonstrator and instructor at the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. 

Instructor: Gail Kollmar, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

Soap Making (1st Semester) - "GO"

Clean and pamper your family with natural ingredients.  In this class, students will make lip balms, body creams, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and several types of liquid and bar soaps for the body and home.  Students will learn soap making safety and first aid and even delve into the science of how lye and fat combine to make soap.  This is a hands-on class, but the handling of any harsh chemicals will be done by the adults.  Students will need to provide their own long rubber gloves (similar to Playtex cleaning gloves), goggles or safety glasses, and an apron for most lessons.  Loose fitting long sleeves and pants must be worn on some soap making days. Material Fee: $25

Instructor: Barb Newlin & Michelle Mundis; $5.00/wk

Period 2B High School - Second Hour 10:50am to 11:50am

Personal Finance (1st Semester) - "GO"

This class will go through the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool DVD series by Dave Ramsey.  The goal of this curriculum is to empower students with knowledge and application of basic financial principles so they can make sound financial decisions for life.  Each week students will learn important financial principles, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, as they work through their student text workbook.  Students will have additional homework each week which will include workbook pages and activities & articles from the online learning resource center FoundationsU.com.  This is a one semester class.  Note:  this class is also offered Period 3.

Instructor:  Sandra Rohrbaugh,  .5 Economics or Consumer Math Credit (depending on your diploma program); $9.00/wk

Period 2B Bridge Class - Second Hour 10:50am to 11:50am

General Science (Full Year) - "GO"

General Science, 2nd Edition as we explore earth science (archaeology, geology [rocks and minerals], paleontology [fossils]), physical science (simple machines), and human anatomy and physiology. Our class will be very hands-on with many labs and demonstrations as we focus on learning key vocabulary and essential scientific concepts.  This class is also offered in Period 3.

Instructor: Mary Oles, $7.00/wk

Pre-Algebra (Full Year) - "GO"

The students must be comfortable with basic math functions. This class will effectively prepare them for Algebra I. We will be using BJU curriculum, which is well written so that each student will comprehend and feel confident about their abilities in all areas of math.
Instructor: Tabitha Martin, 1 Credit for grades 9-12; $7.00/wk  

Write Shop Jr  (Full Year) -  "GO"; Class Full with wait list

Write Shop Junior is an introductory course to the Write Shop Program. It covers basic writing skills, sentence and paragraph structure, word usage, grammar, and punctuation. The course includes hands-on projects, games, and activities. The learning environment is friendly and encouraging with the goal for each student to develop the necessary skills and confidence in their writing while participating in fun and engaging activities.

Instructor: Merry Parshall, $7.00/wk

Period 2B  Electives - 10:50 to 11:50

Art: Recreational Art (1st Semester) - "CANCELLED"

This is a class geared for the self-motivated student who enjoys and has some familiarity with drawing and painting. There will be no formal lesson given which will allow the entire time for working on projects. The teacher will be available for suggestions and questions. Simple to more complex ideas for projects will be available and the student will chose one at a time to work on in class at their own pace. Homework will not be assigned, however the student is welcome to work on their project at home as time allows. Materials will be provided by the student (off of a master list) for each project. A log will be provided for the student and parent to record logged art hours. Students will be graded on being prepared with supplies, project, completed log, and readiness to work quietly and independently.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Art.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: Glenda Conklin; $5.00/wk

Art: Recreational Art (2nd Semester) - "GO"

This is a class geared for the self-motivated student who enjoys and has some familiarity with drawing and painting. There will be no formal lesson given which will allow the entire time for working on projects. The teacher will be available for suggestions and questions. Simple to more complex ideas for projects will be available and the student will chose one at a time to work on in class at their own pace. Homework will not be assigned, however the student is welcome to work on their project at home as time allows. Materials will be provided by the student (off of a master list) for each project. A log will be provided for the student and parent to record logged art hours. Students will be graded on being prepared with supplies, project, completed log, and readiness to work quietly and independently.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Art.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: Glenda Conklin; $5.00/wk

Auto Repair (1st Semester) - "GO"

My car has needs: Maintaining a functional relationship with your vehicle.

Designed for new or so-to-be drivers, this elective course offers hands-on experience in basic automobile maintenance. Within the realm of stewardship, and with a focus on safety, the students will become proficient at first-line car inspection and the performance of recommended preventative maintenance. Topics will include... "There's an owners manual? Why won't it start? What's that strange noise? Check WHAT fluids? Can I fix that? What is in my emergency kit?" Emphasis will be placed on accessing repair and assistance resources when needed. Weather permitting, the classroom will be the parking area with attention applied to the individual students cars. No additional course costs are anticipated. The semester-end goal is for each student to embrace the personal responsibility of car ownership and demonstrate common car maintenance skills such as changing a tire, replacing bulbs and checking fluid levels.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: David Gann;  $5.00/wk

Cooking (1st Semester) - "GO"

Come learn the basics of cooking and baking through a variety of recipes! We'll gain experience in several methods including grilling, baking, decorating, cooking-for-one, and instapot meals. Students will learn at least one new recipe every week. No homework will be required. Students may need to bring some ingredients and kitchen tools based on the week. Every student must bring something to record recipes (journal, cards, index box, etc.) and an apron every week. Initial supplies cost: $20. This same class is also offered in Period 2A & Period 3.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: Barb Newlin; $5.00/wk

New Testament I:  The Gospels** (1st Semester) - "GO"

"What you believe about God is the single most important thing about you.” Today everyone has an opinion on who God is and specifically who Jesus is. Due to this fact, the four Gospels of the New Testament have become some of the most influential and controversial pieces of literature in all of history. This course looks to achieve a better understanding of the first four books of the New Testament. The class will examine and discuss cultural and historical context, literary and theological themes, and overall implications and effects that the life of Christ has had on all of mankind and specifically each of our personal lives. This course will give any student a wonderful head start for any Christian college bible course, but more importantly, a deeper understanding of the most impactful piece of literature of all time, God’s word. This course will focus on in class discussion, personal reading, and one application based paper on one of the four Gospels to be assign by the instructor. All you will need for this course is an approved study Bible and an open-mind. This course is designed for high school students. 

**It is recommended to take this course before taking New Testament Survey – Acts-Revelation but is not required, not doing so will not hinder your ability in either course.**

Instructor:  Pastor Brandon Vieth; $5.00/wk

New Testament II:  Acts-Revelation** (2nd Semester) - "GO"

Throughout history, the Bible has been the most purchased, most influential, and in some cultures the most controversial book known to man. Maybe it is time that we try to understand the Bible more as a whole. This New Testament course will take a look at the big picture of what is known as the “church age”, specifically Acts through Revelation, while also examining the specific details that have changed the world. We will discuss, the historical, cultural, and literary context and effects of this portion of the New Testament in particular as well as general overview of each New Testament book and its background. This will include authorship, literary themes, and theology. This course will give any student a wonderful head start for any Christian college bible course, but more importantly, a deeper understanding of the most impactful piece of literature of all time, God’s word. The course will focus on class discussion, debates, and real-life application through personal reading. All you will need for this course is an approved study Bible and an open-mind. This course is designed for high school students. 

**It is recommended to take this course after taking New Testament Survey – The Gospels but is not required, not doing so will not hinder your ability in either course.**

Instructor:  Pastor Brandon Vieth; $5.00/wk

 

Survival Class (2nd Semester) -  "GO"
It seems basic, but are you prepared to survive an emergency? This is a 1 semester presentation and hands-on style class.  In addition to reading the given text assignments, each week students will learn or practice a survival skill such as creating and packing a basic first aid kit, clean water retrieval, gleaning and preserving food, building a fire, understanding weather, the “laws of 3”, etc.  Several guest speakers will present lessons:  Dr. Tate – Director of Wellspan Urgent Care - will teach on specific first aid skills needed in emergency situations.  Mr. Ken Swartz, a first responder with York City Firefighter who also serves with the Roundtop Ski Patrol, will lead an interactive lesson on safety with fire and ice.  Finally, a local field trip is being planned which will give students the interactive experience of finding and identifying foods in the wild.  The semester will conclude with student presentations on survival. 

Instructor:  Julie Tate, Credit: .25 First Aid & Safety & .25 in Communications; $7.00/wk

Lunch - 11:50am to 12:15pm

Period 3 High School - 12:20pm to 1:20pm

 

Algebra I (Full Year) - "GO"; Class Full

For those proficient in General Math skills (as determined by 80% success on 1st assignment with re-submissions until Sept. 19, 2019) and ready for the next step, let this experienced and enthusiastic teacher guide you into the exciting adventure of Algebra! Work will be expected to be shown at all times as it demonstrates your ownership and thought process invested in solving the problems.

Instructor: Rudi Metzler, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

 

American Literature (Full Year) - "GO"

The student will read classic works of American literature. The literature will include novels, short stories, poems, and biographies. Emphasis is placed on how the literature affects and reflects the cultural setting in which the work is set. This course is specifically designed to match the timeline of the American History course. Class time includes class discussion on the books as well as review of literary terms and hands on activities. The student will complete writing assignments in which they will analyze literary elements and historical emphasis. Each student will give a presentation on an author they choose at the beginning of the year. Reading notes for each chapter are required as homework. See the complete book list under the 'Bridge and HS Text Lists' tab in the drop-down menu.

​Instructor: Christine Gatchell, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Creation Science (Full Year) - "GO"

Creation Science is designed to strengthen Biblical faith and increase the understanding of the science involved in the evolution/creation debate.  The first 11 chapters of Genesis will be stressed along with up to date scientific information, which supports a literal 6 day creation and exposes the many shortcomings of evolution.  The scientific method will also be used and exhibited throughout the course.  Basic chemistry, biology, genetics, and physical science are introduced and taught to better grasp the talking points of the evolution/creation conversation. This mix of science and scriptures will help the student to appreciate the awesome Creator and His creation.  This course demonstrates that science supports the scriptures. Just as there are natural physical laws, there are also spiritual laws. All of these laws were put in place by the Creator to show His power and wisdom.  Note: This class is available for 8th grade through 12th grade.

Instructor: Frank Blum, 1 Credit;  $9.00/wk 

Personal Finance (1st Semester) - "GO"

This class will go through the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool DVD series by Dave Ramsey.  The goal of this curriculum is to empower students with knowledge and application of basic financial principles so they can make sound financial decisions for life.  Each week students will learn important financial principles, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, as they work through their student text workbook.  Students will have additional homework each week which will include workbook pages and activities & articles from the online learning resource center FoundationsU.com.  This is a one semester class.  Note:  this class is also offered Period 2B.

Instructor:  Sandra Rohrbaugh,  .5 Economics or Consumer Math Credit (depending on your diploma program); $9.00/wk

Spanish II:  Conversational (Full Year) - "GO"

This class is meant to build fluency in Spanish through reading simple stories and listening to, creating, dramatizing, and retelling stories as a class. The phrases and verbs taught in this class are based on the 500 most frequent words in the language.  Students will also learn a variety of grammatical concepts including present tense, past tenses, articles, infinitives, conditional tense, future tense, subjunctive, gerund, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect object pronouns, and verb conjugations within the context of stories. Focus will be on mastery and proficiency through repetition and stories. Homework will include reading and review exercises based on mini-stories to reinforce the vocabulary and structures of the language.  We will read and discuss (in Spanish!) 4 mini-novels which include cultural aspects of native speaking countries.   This class counts as a full credit in humanities/foreign language.  Prerequisite:  Student must have taken Spanish 1 at KDO with an 80% or higher grade or pass the entrance exam with 80% or higher. All exceptions must be individually approved by the teacher. 

Instructor: Emily McCleary, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

World History (Full Year) - "GO"

Using Notgrass Exploring World History, this course is a broad sweep of history, which will take students from Creation to present day with a Christian worldview perspective and a respect for God’s Word being the best original source document to use in the study of history. Semester 1 will cover the Creation through the Middle Ages and students will need Book 1. Semester 2 will cover the Renaissance to the Present and will need Book 2. With a little extra study, students may wish to challenge themselves and take the Western Civilization CLEP after Semester I and Western Civilization II CLEP in order to gain 3-6 college credits. Students will be required to read the text and answer questions each week and will be given assignments to further develop critical thinking. Students will NOT need to purchase the book In Their Words as the teacher will be able to direct the students to appropriate on-line resources of some of these documents. Two major class projects will be required: first semester students will do an in-class presentation, and second semester the students may choose between a research paper or a cited newspaper/newsletter. The topic must reflect the time period of the semester.

Instructor:  Julie Tate, 1 credit; $9.00/wk

 

Write Shop II (Full Year) - "GO"

This course begins with creative essay assignments and proceeds to writing 5 paragraph essays.  Class instruction includes voice tense with a focus on clarity, conciseness, vocabulary, editing and stronger paragraphs.  The 5-paragraph essay unit includes instruction on improving thesis statements, introduction, body, and closing paragraphs. Specific essays included in the program are opinion, compare/contrast, descriptive and timed.   Write Shop II includes class activities and games to improve writing skills while being fun and challenging!  The course is intended for students in 9th-12th grade who have completed Write Shop I. Students who have already completed a strong basic writing program and are well versed in grammar, may also consider this option.

Instructor: Merry Parshall, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

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Period 3 Bridge Class - 12:20pm to 1:20pm

 

Creation Science (Full Year) - "GO"

Creation Science is designed to strengthen Biblical faith and increase the understanding of the science involved in the evolution/creation debate.  The first 11 chapters of Genesis will be stressed along with up to date scientific information, which supports a literal 6 day creation and exposes the many shortcomings of evolution.  The scientific method will also be used and exhibited throughout the course.  Basic chemistry, biology, genetics, and physical science are introduced and taught to better grasp the talking points of the evolution/creation conversation. This mix of science and scriptures will help the student to appreciate the awesome Creator and His creation.  This course demonstrates that science supports the scriptures. Just as there are natural physical laws, there are also spiritual laws. All of these laws were put in place by the Creator to show His power and wisdom.  Note: This class is available for 8th grade through 12th grade.

Instructor: Frank Blum, 1 Credit;  $9.00/wk 

General Science (Full Year) - "GO"

General Science, 2nd Edition as we explore earth science (archaeology, geology [rocks and minerals], paleontology [fossils]), physical science (simple machines), and human anatomy and physiology. Our class will be very hands-on with many labs and demonstrations as we focus on learning key vocabulary and essential scientific concepts.  This class is also offered in Period 2B.

Instructor: Mary Oles, $7.00/wk

PA History- (2nd Semester) - "GO"

This course will give your student a well-rounded, detailed study of Pennsylvania history. We will be creating a beautiful notebook as we study the physical & political maps of PA, its symbols, a timeline of important PA historical events, PA government, charting the climate & geography of the state, noting key industries, cities, and the beautiful nature and wildlife of PA. To supplement the notebook, students will have homework each week to further enhance their learning of PA History and will have notebook assignments to complete at home. The semester project is a speech and report on an assigned PA person, place or event.  This class does fulfill the homeschool requirement for PA History being taught in the secondary school level (grades 7th-12th)  Note:  This class is also offered Period 2A

Instructor: Sandra Rohrbaugh, $7.00/wk .5 credit and is available to Bridge and High School students.

 

 

Period 3  Electives - 12:20 to 1:20

Cooking (1st and 2nd Semester) - "GO" (both semesters)

Come learn the basics of cooking and baking through a variety of recipes! We'll gain experience in several methods including grilling, baking, decorating, cooking-for-one, and instapot meals. Students will learn at least one new recipe every week. No homework will be required. Students may need to bring some ingredients and kitchen tools based on the week. Every student must bring something to record recipes (journal, cards, index box, etc.) and an apron every week. Initial supplies cost: $20. This same class is also offered in Period 2A & 2B.  Non-credit class.

Instructor: Barb Newlin; $5.00/wk

Intro to Art:  Basic Elements of Art (1st Semester) - "GO"; Class Full

In this Introduction to the Basic Elements of Drawing and Painting class we will leisurely introduce the basic elements and principles of drawing and painting. We will practice each element or principle and then will complete a project incorporating what we have just learned. We will work with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal, acrylics and watercolors. Students will be given instruction and some work time in class, but the majority of projects will be completed at home. Students will provide their own supplies and will be responsible to bring them to class each week.  Grades are based on willingness to try, class preparation, completed hourly log, class participation, and project completeness, not on level of skill.  1st and 2nd semester classes are different; students can take one or both semesters. Estimated homework time: 2 hours/week

Instructor: Glenda Conklin, .25 Credit; $7.00/wk

 

Intro to Art:  Basic Principles of Art (2nd Semester) - "GO"

In this Introduction to the Basic Principles of Drawing and Painting class we will study the basic principles of drawing and painting. We will work on new, or review, elements and principles of art and then complete a project incorporating what we have learned.  We will work with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal, acrylics and watercolors. Students will be given instruction and some work time in class, but the majority of projects will be completed at home. Students will provide their own supplies and will be responsible to bring them to class each week. Grades are based on willingness to try, class preparation, completed hourly log, class participation, and project completeness, not on level of skill. 1st and 2nd semester classes are different; students can take one or both semesters. Estimated homework time: 2 hours/week

Instructor: Glenda Conklin, .25 Credit; $7.00/wk

MicroSoft Office (1st Semester)  "GO"

This basic course will explore various features of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher).  Among other skills, students will learn how to format documents in Word, sort data and create charts / tables in Excel, create Powerpoint slides featuring design, animation, and transitions, as well as design various types of brochures, cards, etc. in Publisher.   Keyboarding skills will also serve as a focal point of this class as strong typing skills provide a solid foundation for successfully using these programs. Students must have a laptop equipped with Microsoft Office 2013 or higher to use in class. This class is available to High School and Bridge students.  

Instructor:  Katie Hiduk, .5 credit; $7.00/wk

 

Digital Marketing (2nd Semester)  "CANCELLED"

Learn to use the internet to your advantage! In this course we will explore strategic marketing on the internet. This includes website development, social media marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and more! Note: Students will need permission from their parents to create Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, as these will be the social media that we will focus on.  Students must have a laptop to use in class. This class is available to High School and Bridge students.  

Instructor:  Katie Hiduk, .5 credit; $7.00/wk

Music Theory I for Song Writers (1st Semester)  "CANCELLED"

Have you ever written a poem, melody, or group of first chords and not known what to do with it? Do you want to get into song writing but don't know where to start? This is the class for you.  Here we will cover the basics of music theory and its application in writing music. Music theory can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.  In this class we cover concepts like notes, intervals, rhythms, keys, basic chords, song balance, and flow. By the end of the semester, we cover chord progressions, advanced chords, and advanced composition techniques. The problems we are covering in the class are similar in complexity to beginning algebra so in order to really understand this class, students should be in or ready for Algebra I.

Instructor:  Patrick Wood, .5 credit; $7.00/wk

Music Theory II for Song Writers (2nd Semester)  "CANCELLED"

Have you ever written a poem, melody, or group of first chords and not known what to do with it? Do you want to get into song writing but don't know where to start? This is the class for you.  Here we will cover the basics of music theory and its application in writing music. Music theory can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This class covers more advanced, modern theory practices and spends time (Music Theory for Song Writers 1 required or test out).

Instructor:  Patrick Wood, .5 credit; $7.00/wk

Period 4 High School - 1:25pm to 2:25pm

Advanced Writing (1st Sem) - "GO"

This course is designed to take the student’s writing to the next level.  The focus is on improving research skills, organization, citing sources and proper formatting of formal papers.  We will review the four types of writing and then complete compositions in each style.  The final paper will be a longer research paper where they will be required to incorporate the skills learned in previous lessons.  Student’s completing Write Shop II or students who have completed a higher-level writing class may consider this option.  

Instructor: Merry Parshall, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

Philosophy (Full Year) - "CANCELLED"

History of Philosophy:History of Philosophy: Out of fear or simply not knowing where to start, Christians sometimes avoid teaching ideas that cause critical questions or discussion of philosophical ideals. These ideas are crucial to understand because they continue to shape our world and the way people think. By reading good books and through Socratic discussion from a Christian worldview, students will learn to think critically and speak articulately as we explore the history of philosophy. This course is catered toward 10th through 12th grade students, but certainly a ready 9th grader is welcome.  This Philosophy class will award the high school student 1 credit in History, or ½ credit in Humanities and a ½ credit in Communications.

Instructor: Patrick Wood, .5 Credit; $9.00/wk

United States History (Full Year) -  "GO"

This US History course covers our nation's history from colonial times up to the 2018 Election. The objective of this class is for students to understand American history and why it is important to them. Class time will be spent reviewing the current chapter, creating an in-class timeline, and working in small groups on activities to enhance learning. Each week students will be required to read the text and answer the chapter questions and will be given assignments to further develop their critical thinking skills and research abilities. Two class projects will be required: first semester a report & speech; and second semester: an in-class presentation. For the class projects, students will have many historical topics to choose from. For the in-class presentation they will be encouraged to present their topic creatively by choosing a presentation method; ie: creating a video documentary, power point slides, using art, photos, story boards, etc.  With a little extra study, students may wish to challenge themselves and take The History of the United States I CLEP test after Semester I and The History of the United States II CLEP test after Semester II in order to gain 3-6 college credits.  

Instructor: Sandra Rohrbaugh, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

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World Literature (Full Year) -​ "GO"

The student will read classic works of world literature, from The Odyssey to Animal Farm. The literature will include novels, short stories, plays, and nonfiction. Emphasis is placed on how the literature reflects the historical settings in which the works are set. This course is specifically designed to match the timeline of the World History course. Class time includes class discussion on the books as well as introduction of literary terms and hands on activities. The student will complete writing assignments to analyze literary elements and historical setting. Each student will give a presentation on an author they choose at the beginning of the year. Weekly homework includes reading the literature and taking notes. See the complete book list under the 'Bridge and HS Text List' tab in the drop-down menu.

​Instructor: Christine Gatchell, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

World Geography (Full Year) - "GO"

This one-year, all-encompassing, and digitally-based geography course will allow students to dive deeply into discovering about our great world! Students will study geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Hang on! This is going to be one crazy world-wide trip! Class periods will include games, activities, and student presentations as a form of review. Please go here to take a look at this incredible course: https://www.tylerhogan.com/product/north-star-geography

Instructor:  Julie Tate, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

 

 

Period 4 Bridge Class - 1:25pm to 2:25pm

 

Literature (Full Year) - "GO"

Have you ever had the pleasure of being swept away by a story – drawn into a new world, a different time?  How about meeting a best friend nestled neatly in the pages of a great book?  In this class, we’ll discover the joy of sharing extraordinary literature with others.  This literary discussion-based class will feature the following books, many of which are multi-award winners: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Lathan, Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, and Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

Instructor: Mary Oles, $7.00/wk

Lego Simple Machines (1st Semester) - "GO"

This class provides students the opportunity to explore and more deeply understand a broad range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, including but not limited to, force, motion, and energy through a hands-on learning approach. Working in partner groups, students will utilize a kit of 400 LEGO bricks and a motor to explore and create simple and powered machines to model and better understand STEM concepts. 

Outside classwork/homework will be minimal but may be assigned weekly. The class will promote and require collaboration and observation and the ability to listen and follow directions will be key to success. Note:  this same class is also offered 2nd Semester

Instructor: Melanie Quickel; $7.00/wk

Lego Simple Machines (2nd Semester) - "GO"

This class provides students the opportunity to explore and more deeply understand a broad range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, including but not limited to, force, motion, and energy through a hands-on learning approach. Working in partner groups, students will utilize a kit of 400 LEGO bricks and a motor to explore and create simple and powered machines to model and better understand STEM concepts. 

Outside classwork/homework will be minimal but may be assigned weekly. The class will promote and require collaboration and observation and the ability to listen and follow directions will be key to success. Note:  this same class is also offered 1st Semester

Instructor: Melanie Quickel; $7.00/wk

Health and Wellness (1st Semester) - "GO"; Class Full

Psalm 139:14-I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

God created these beautifully intricate human bodies to transport our souls through an earthly journey. To maximize the experience of life we are expected to be good stewards of these bodies, making good choices and performing self-directed health maintenance. This mandate is the basis for this introduction to health and wellness course.  Think of total wellness as a wheel supported by six spokes of health: physical, spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and career. If the spokes are well developed and balanced then the wheel will turn smoothly along life's journey. If one or more spoke is weak or short then the ride will, at least, be bumpy and uncomfortable; at worst the wheel may stop turning. Over the 16 weeks of the fall semester we will explore the basics of each health spoke in the wellness wheel, with a focus on healthy choices and lifestyles. The class goal is to instill the importance of wellness, provide wellness resources and become more resilient to life stress. Target audience is 7th - 8th grade students. No textbook is required. Course information will be provided via PowerPoint presentations (downloaded to the online school system), classroom discussion and interactive skill practice. Subject matter experts may be invited as guest speakers. Homework will consist of a single weekly worksheet to reinforce key principles. There will be no quizzes or tests. Final grade will be determined by attendance and worksheet completion. Topics will include basic human anatomy and physiology, stages of growth and development, aspects of physical fitness, nutrition, sleep, hygiene, common illnesses, disease prevention, spiritual development and strength, social and community relationships, learning and serving, career choices and contentment. I would prefer to leave human sexuality topics/concerns in the realm of parenting. However, I am available to discuss these important issues with parents if needed.

My prayer and expectation is that the Holy Spirit will be with us in every class meeting, guiding us toward healthy and meaningful lives.

Instructor:  David Gann, PA, M Ed; $7.00/wk

Period 4 Electives - 1:25pm to 2:25pm

Art:  High School-Drawing and Painting I (Full Year) - "GO"

This credit class is geared for the 9-12th grade. In this class we will quickly learn, or refresh, our knowledge of the elements and principles of drawing and painting. A variety of projects will be based on the information that we discuss in class. We will use a variety of mediums including pencil, acrylic, charcoal and watercolor. Students will be challenged to work to the best of their abilities and have fun. Students will be expected to work 4 hours a week in addition to class time. Grades are based on willingness to try, class preparation, completed hourly log, class participation, and project completeness, not on level of skill.

Instructor: Glenda Conklin, 1 Credit; $7.00/wk

Competitive Speech (1st Semester) - "GO"

Students will learn the various categories, rules, and requirements within NCFCA (National Christian Forensics and Communications Association) competitions. They will then choose a category in which to compete and develop a speech which fits within those guidelines. Areas of speech development will include drama, poetry, and other literary evaluation and review, creative writing and development of ideas, and research into current events. Finally, students will prepare and then polish their speech in order to be ready for competition. There will be one "mock" competition near the end of the semester. Students who desire to compete are encouraged to take both semesters of this class. In order to compete, a membership in NCFCA will be required. For more information, see ncfca.org.

Instructor:  Brian Kannel, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

Competitive Speech (2nd Semester) "GO"

The second semester of this class will focus heavily on the limited preparation categories within NCFCA competition, including a wide variety of topics. Students who are taking this class for a second semester will continue to progress in competition readiness and may have the opportunity to compete in additional competitions in the spring, including District, State, and even National competitions. There will be one required field trip for all students to a speech competition, at which students who took the 1st semester class and desire to will compete against other students from around the country. Students who are taking the class only during the 2nd semester will observe during this competition. Students who desire to compete are encouraged to take both semesters of this class. In order to compete, a membership in NCFCA will be required. For more information, see ncfca.org.

Instructor:  Brian Kannel, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

Cupcakes, Cupcakes,Yum (2nd Semester) - "GO"

Come join the fun! We will be making different  types of cupcakes each week. There will be some fun easy cake decorating types and some crafty fun. Each week you will need to bring six cupcakes and an ingredient. Class supplies you will need are an apron, container for your cupcakes, and a gallon ziplock bag. At the end of class we will have a competition to see who can make the best cupcake. There will be a class fee of $20.

Instructor:  Barb Newlin, $5.00/wk

Drama: Radio Comedy and Drama (1st Semester) - "GO"

Do you like to play with your voice, create stories, or make wacky sound effects? Let’s have a blast exploring and performing classic radio comedies and dramas! We’ll also write and perform our own original radio comedies and dramas with all the bells and whistles (and other sound effects) that make them so fun! Our final performance will include “broadcasting” our recorded performances and performing live in front of our studio audience! Silly voices, wild ideas, and musical instruments welcome!  Class materials fee:  $5

Instructor:  Christina MacCloskey, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

 

Drama: The Canterbury Tales (2nd Semester) - "GO"

“The Canterbury Tales” was written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the “Father of English Literature” and published in AD 1400.  Wow! That’s over 600 years ago! We’ll explore and dramatize select stories from Chaucer’s collection with the aim to relate to that particular time period and make connections to our own. Musicians are whole-hardheartedly welcome! Ultimately, we’ll present our fun-filled classic performance for friends and family. 

Class materials fee:  $5

Instructor:  Christina MacCloskey, .5 Credit; $7.00/wk

Hot Topics (1st Semester) - "GO"

What does the Bible say about topics we encounter every day in the world around us, like dating, social media, self-esteem, depression, self-discipline, friendships, and gender confusion, to name just a few? And what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom that led King Solomon to declare that “wisdom is supreme” and the ultimate life pursuit (Proverbs 4)? Understanding how to think deeply and interpret current cultural trends through the lens of wisdom are key to students learning how to positively impact people within their spheres of influence. In this class, students will tackle many of today's hot topics in light of the following: the definition of wisdom as “the application of biblical truth,” and its consequences; the definition of “leadership” and why it is inseparable from wisdom and influence;  how to evaluate current events and social trends in order to influence society rather than society influencing the student; why merely discussing trends and problems is not the same as seeking to positively influence and solve them, and, how to apply biblical wisdom in everyday situations so that God is glorified and the student can live a full, satisfied life while becoming a model that others can rightly follow. This course is for high school girls and will include light homework. Different topics will be covered each semester so that students can take one or both semesters.

Instructor:  Janet Paolicelli, .5 Bible Credit; $7.00/wk

Hot Topics (2nd Semester) - "GO"

What does the Bible say about topics we encounter every day in the world around us, like dating, social media, self-esteem, depression, self-discipline, friendships, and gender confusion, to name just a few? And what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom that led King Solomon to declare that “wisdom is supreme” and the ultimate life pursuit (Proverbs 4)? Understanding how to think deeply and interpret current cultural trends through the lens of wisdom are key to students learning how to positively impact people within their spheres of influence. In this class, students will tackle many of today's hot topics in light of the following: the definition of wisdom as “the application of biblical truth,” and its consequences; the definition of “leadership” and why it is inseparable from wisdom and influence;  how to evaluate current events and social trends in order to influence society rather than society influencing the student; why merely discussing trends and problems is not the same as seeking to positively influence and solve them, and, how to apply biblical wisdom in everyday situations so that God is glorified and the student can live a full, satisfied life while becoming a model that others can rightly follow. This course is for high school girls and will include light homework. Different topics will be covered each semester so that students can take one or both semesters.

Instructor:  Janet Paolicelli, .5 Bible Credit; $7.00/wk

Math Assist (1st Semester) and (2nd Semester) - "GO"

This course will be for math students ranging from grades 7 through 12.  Students will bring whatever math curriculum they are using to class each week. I will work with individual students (or small groups if possible) with whatever they are struggling with, have questions about, or just need more practice with, such as difficult math concepts, weak areas, or even new material. My goal is to provide students with a better understanding of the math that they are presently learning. No specific text required. Students are to bring their current math text. Students can take one or both semesters. Non-credit class.

Instructor:  Tabitha Martin; $5.00/wk

 

Period 5 High School - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

​Literature - Intro to High School Literature (Full Year) - "GO"

Students will learn the method and importance of literary analysis by studying novels from several genres and interpreting them in light of Biblical truth. Class time includes class discussion of the books we're reading, introduction of literary terms, and hands-on activities. A test or project will be completed for each novel, and essays are completed on different literary elements throughout the year. Each student will give a presentation on an author they choose at the beginning of the year. Weekly homework includes reading the literature and taking notes (instruction is given on how to do this at the beginning of the course). See the complete book list under the 'Bridge and HS Text Lists' tab in the drop-down menu.

Instructor: Christine Gatchell, 1 Credit; $9.00/wk

 

Period 5 Electives - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

ChemProv (2nd Semester) - "GO"

Chemistry is in everything around us and in us!  This special arts-integrated course is designed for Bridge – High School in a “one-room schoolhouse” approach. Students explore the periodic table and chemistry basics through engaging theatre games and fun improvisations. The last session will be a “Mad Science” workshop open to friends and family. Be assured, there will be plenty of chemical reactions, explosions, and discoveries— most metaphorical, and some literal!  Class materials fee:  $5

Instructor:  Christina MacCloskey; $5.00/wk 

Elementary Science I (Grades 5-7): An Introduction to Chemistry and Physics (Full Year) - "GO"

Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! They’ll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they’re discovering about the world and how it works. This exciting course will help give your students a confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond.  Students should expect to spend 60-90 min/week reading the text and completing assignments in preparation for class.  Quizzes will be given to assess the student’s level of learning and progress, but a number grade will not be assigned to each student, in conjunction with all other elementary classes at KDO. For text required see the 'Class text and fees required' under the Bridge & HS (7th-12th grade) tab.

Instructor:  Christa Miller;  $7.00/wk 

 

Guitar I (1st Semester) - "GO"

In the first semester, we will cover the basics of playing guitar and reading music. Guitar 1 gives a basic overview of chords, strumming patterns, finger picking, scales, standard and TAB music, scales, and music theory. These concepts are reinforced through learning the melody and chords for traditional hymns and American folk songs. Students will have practice sheets to fill out weekly. Other homework will consist of songs (both chords and melody), scales, chords, and theory worksheets.

Instructor:  Patrick Wood .5 Credit; $7.00/wk 

Guitar II (2nd Semester) - 

In the second semester, we will expand on the concepts learned in Guitar 1. We will cover more advanced chords, music theory, strumming techniques, and songs. Concepts and skills will be reinforced through a set of contextually appropriate songs selected to fit the students' skill sets. Songs will be learned and played individually as well as in pairs and groups. Students will have practice sheets to fill out weekly. Other homework will consist of songs (both chords and melody), scales, chords, and theory worksheets.

Instructor: Patrick Wood .5 Credit; $7.00/wk 

Poetry Out Loud (1st Semester) - "GO"

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. We’ll have fun while mastering public speaking skills, building self-confidence, and learning about literary history and contemporary life. There will be a KDO Poetry Out Loud Competition in December. The winner of that competition will go on to compete in the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition in Gettysburg, January 2020. Scholarships are awarded on the State and National levels. The top prize for the National Poetry Out Loud winner is a $20,000 scholarship! That could be YOU!!!!

Instructor:  Christina MacCloskey; $5.00/wk

 

SAT Prep (1st Sem)  - "GO" 

This eight-week seminar is designed to equip students with test-taking strategies as they prepare for the SAT.  This class primarily focuses on exposure to the types of questions that will be asked on the test. Students will complete diagnostic assessments to help identify areas that need to be strengthened prior to taking the SAT but little class time will be spent to reinforce specific math or reading skills.  Required supplies: computer or ipad with internet capability, pencils, erasers, and calculator (See the below link for SAT approved calculators).

Calculator link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy

Instructor:  Julie Tate, $7.00/wk  

Vocal Ensemble (1st & 2nd Semester) - "GO"

For students who enjoy singing, this vocal ensemble will learn vocal pieces sung in parts. Some songs will even be performed acapella. Some experience reading music and singing in parts would be helpful, but is not required. 

Instructor:  Pauline Williams, $7.00/wk

Study Hall

Study Hall - "GO"

Study hall students may converse in study hall and play table games.  The students must respect the monitor. Students must keep in mind that there are those studying.  Study halls are offered for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th periods for any Bridge or High School student.  If you need study hall for 1st or 5th period, please note that on your registration.  If we have enough interest, we may be able to provide study hall for those periods.

Monitor:  Sharon Birx, $3.00/per study hall; except High School Period 2 which is $5.00/study hall (class period is 2 hrs)

Tutor Information

 

Tutors:  Call for more information:

Algebra II - Mrs. Richards          717-764-3086 

Pre-Calculus - Mrs. Richards     717764-3086

Math tutor of all ages K-12 - Tabitha Martin, B.S. in mathematics, 717-578-5685, call or text

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