WEDNESDAY ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Wednesday's enrichment classes are optional for our 6-12 grade students. Classes are open to the community to join. For more information on pricing or to register for a class please call 984-0604.

2021/22  Logic and Rhetoric Wednesday Classes: (Course descriptions below.)


Art Classes
Intro to Programming 
Programming I 
Future Cities 
STEM – Hands on Science
General Biology 
Introductory Physics 
Mock Trial 
Intro to Psychology 
 
Art Classes (6th-12th)
Stay tuned for course details.

Programming I (7th-12th)
We will apply the fundamentals learned in Intro to Programming and learn more advanced concepts to build a web application that we will deploy to the internet. We will learn more about data and file manipulation, working with databases, and requesting data from APIs. This will be a project based class and will require the student to write and run Python code on a computer at home.  Prerequisites Intro to Programming and/or instructor approval and Touch typing; Using typingclub.comkeybr.com, or equivalent.
Instructor: Nicholas Villarreal

Future Cities (6th-8th)
Science/engineering  competition  that is project-based. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. 
Instructor: Dorothy Bleakley

STEM Science: Future Cities Expanded (9th - 12th) 
STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics and Math) careers are one of the most rapidly growing fields in today's workforce creating an increased need for students with a broad understanding of these disciplines and the trades as well. LCA is offering a project based class which will include building a futuristic city to scale with in-depth unit studies on physics, electronics, scale, basic math concepts, higher mathematics such as algebra and geometry, individual and group essays. The class will also host guest speakers from various professions and trades.
Instructors: Mrs. Dorothy Bleakley and Mr. Tim Bower 

General Biology (9th - 12th)
General Biology combines up-to-date science with a Christian worldview and the educational philosophy  using the Novare Biology text. The class will start at the atomic level and progresses to ever larger scales: cells, genes, microorganisms, plants, animals, and human organ systems. The final chapters survey ecology and the theory of evolution. Class will include labs, observations, hands-on activities and field trips. 
Instructor: Mrs. Brenda Simonson
   
Introductory Physics (10th - 12th)
This course in basic physics incorporates math, history, and epistemology, making it the perfect class to draw students upward into the adult world of scientific investigation. The text includes 2 optional, more challenging chapters on buoyancy and geometric optics for older students. Prerequisite Algebra I
Instructor: TBA
 
Mock Trial (9th - 12th)
Mock Trial combines forensics, debate, theater, and public speaking and requires students to assume the roles of lawyers and witnesses in a staged courtroom battle against competing schools. A fictitious case --a set of facts and evidence designed to test logic and the ability to apply rules and law--is provided to the students, and under the direction of a faculty and attorney coach, the students prepare to "try" both sides of the case, as the completion may require. Ryan Feeney, a seasoned competitor, coach, and former Intercollegiate National Champion, has volunteered to coach if sufficient interest exists. The regional tournament for the Western Slope will be in the spring.
Coach: Ryan Feeney

Intro to Psychology (9th-12th)
The purpose of this class is to engage, encourage and equip students to know themselves better, and to seek and know God, their creator, better through a biblical worldview.  We will cover subjects related to the meaning of life, purpose, coping skills, communication skills, love, boundaries, sexuality, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and more.  Students will also be taking an in-depth personality inventory and will learn more about mental hygiene, well-being, and emotional intelligence with the hope of them understanding their identity in Christ. Instructor: Michaela Fulk 

Wednesday Classes are taken on a per class basis and are also open to Homeschooling students.
Students need a minimum of two science and math credits to graduate with a home study diploma. For a classical diploma and for students anticipating entering college for math or sciences, four is recommended. 

Currently we offer Biology, Physics and Stem Science. Chemistry is offered on rotating years. 
Students ready for advanced math and sciences have worked independently online or taken courses at CMC.