Course Catalog (Middle School)

General Science (WEDNESDAY 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET): This middle school level class is designed to be a student's
introduction to various areas of science. Students discover how to utilize the scientific method and conduct experiments. Topics include simple
machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology,
earth science topics, anatomy and physiology. The study
skills required for this course are essential for success
in high school and beyond. Completion of this text will
prepare a student to be able to more deeply investigate
many areas of science.

Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form. 

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: Christopher Schwarzen

Curriculum: Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay Wile

Additional Materials: Lab list will be supplied by the instructor. Do not purchase the lab materials prior to class.

Middle School Literature 1 (WEDNESDAY 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET): Ideal as an introductory experience to the virtual classroom, this class focuses on literature in combination with a variety of written assignments and projects. Students learn to discuss the material and explore various literary elements. Designed to encourage children to enjoy and evaluate literature, the course will also provide opportunities for creative expression. All assignments will be evaluated for writing and grammar skills, as well as content.

Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form. 

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: Sandra Girouard

Curriculum: The Endless Steppe: Growing up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Middle School Literature 2 (THURSDAY 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET): This class focuses on literature in combination with a  variety of written assignments and projects. As a preparatory class for high school literature, students will learn to discuss the material and explore various literary elements. All assignments will be evaluated for writing and grammar skills, as well as content. Designed to encourage children to enjoy and evaluate literature, the course will also provide opportunities for creative expression.

Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form. 

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: Sandra Girouard

Curriculum: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling, The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

Middle School US History & Geography (TBD): An in-depth view of American history helps students develop a working knowledge of the major time periods and historical characters. Students spend four weeks each in the following time periods: Exploration and Native Americans; Colonial Times; the American Revolution and the Constitution; Westward Expansion; Slavery and the Industrial Revolution; Civil War to the 1900s; World War 1, the Depression and World War 2; and the Late Twentieth Century to Present. With this combined geography and history course, a map will be completed each week reflecting the events of the time period we are studying.  Additionally, students explore topics via whole books, keep a timeline along with a student notebook and write, based on historical topics.  

The instructor is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion report. 

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: TBD

Curriculum: Student Book List TBA by

Middle School World History & Geography (TBD): Students embark on at trip through World History covering a background of the major time periods and familiarity with historical characters. We'll spend eight weeks each in the following time periods: Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and Exploration to Modern Era. Exploration and the Modern era will be studied from a global perspective as it is expected that students will study those periods more extensively from an American History perspective in another course. Students explore topics via living books, keep a timeline along with a student notebook and write based on historical topics.

Weekly assignments reinforce the concepts taught in class and the instructor is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion report.

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: TBD

Curriculum: Student Book List TBA by

Middle School Writing 1 (MONDAY 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET): This course provides foundational grammar and writing skills for middle school students. Skills covered include, but are not limited to: parts of speech, sentence structure, paragraph development, literary elements and self-editing. Students also practice different styles of writing including research based, narrative, journalistic and descriptive. Students will receive group instruction on grammar and writing skills, have the opportunity to submit drafts of their writing to be checked and corrected by the instructor, and have opportunities for sharing their writing with the other class members.

Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form.

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: Danielle Theobald

Middle School Writing 2 (WEDNESDAY 10 am - 11 am ET): This class builds on Middle School Writing 1 instruction to provide a foundation in grammar and writing skills for middle school students preparing them for the types of writing they'll encounter in high school. Skills covered include, but are not limited to: parts of speech, sentence structure, using more complex sentences, literary elements and self-editing. Students  practice different styles of writing including research based, essay, and descriptive. Students receive group instruction on grammar and writing skills, have the opportunity to submit drafts of their writing to be checked and corrected by the instructor, and share their writing with classmates.

Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form.

Prerequisite: Middle School Writing

Tuition: Live $325 / Recorded $275

Teacher: Danielle Theobald