VANGUARD HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

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Many homeschool families choose to teach their students using curriculum above or below the grade level of their public school peers.  To better help with placement of students in VHA classes we have divided classes by age. Because this is a group setting Vanguard priority will be to put students with same age peers. We recognize that many students are academically capable of doing work above grade level but we will not advance younger students into classes with teens. Occasionally a student's maturity level with make them more successful with a younger age group and we will consider these requests individually. In most cases students should register for the classes that match their age group. VHA will consider requests to change age levels on an individual basis.

Students may select one course or up to 6 courses per day. Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. 

In an effort to accommodate the growing number of interested students, we have expanded the classes available to students. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early. Please indicate a second choice of classes when making online class selection. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes.  HIGH DEMAND classes include Art, LEGO, STEM, Battle History, Sewing, Guitar Class, Girls' Club, and Boys' Club.

Lunch is available for students from 11:00am-1:00pm. Students staying on campus through lunch will select one 30 minute lunch time. Students with a longer break than 30 minutes will need to register for Study Hall. Study Hall is available only to students age 12 and up.We encourage students to attend lunch and meet other Vanguard students. The largest lunch attendance is 12:00-12:30 and includes all elementary students and teens. High School lunch is 12:30-1:00 and is only for students age 12 and older.

To best select classes please use the links for each age for a grid of classes and prices as well as course descriptions. Links to course descriptions can also be found on the tab "Classes."

Class Selection for 2018-2019 will open in late May and early June. Many classes are expected to fill quickly.

Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select.

Classes for 2018-2019 have been updated. Scroll this page for classes by age group or select the tab "Classes" for links to the schedule by age or by subject.

NEW Classes....First Aid/ CPR/ Health, Recorder, Music Appreciation, Violin Class, NEW English 101, NEW General Science Curriculum, Latin, Violin Class, Ukulele Class

2018-2019 Calendar

August 14, 2018: Orientation

August 21, 2018: First Day all classes

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. Be sure to make class selection early for the largest selection of classes.

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra


Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 
In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for these classes we have expanded the classes available to students age 9. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please indicate a second choice of classes. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. 

Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for these classes we have expanded the classes available to students age 9. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please indicate a second choice of classes. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. 

Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Age 14 and up 

For detailed description of classes and fees click on the tab "Classes" above.

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND CLASS SCHEDULE Click Here 

Some courses will accept 12 and 13 year old students but must receive permission from the administration for  high school level courses. Because this is a group setting Vanguard priority will be to put students with same age peers. 

Students may bring a lunch and join us at 11:00-11:3011:30-12:00pm12:00-12:30pm or 12:30-1:00pm.

Please note that many classes will fill early. Priority will be given to families who participated in early and pre registration in March. Priority is also given to students taking a full day of classes. Students who select only 1 high demand class may not get their first choice of class or time slot. Please be sure to have a second choice in mind when selecting classes.

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

MATH

ENGLISH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

LANGUAGES

ELECTIVES

Math 7 

Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Pre-Calculus

Logic: Out of the Box

Personal Finance 

Literature Discussion  

Writing Foundations     IEW 

Writing Structure IEW  

          English              IEW Plus  

English  Accelerated

English    Advanced 

English Lit: American Literature 

English Lit:     British Literature

          NEW            English 101:     Full High School English credit 


 

General Science

Physical Science 

Biology 

Marine Biology 

Anatomy 

Chemistry 

Physics

 

 

Civics

 Geography

American History 

World History

Government

Economics

Battle History

Accelerated Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

 

Chinese Culture

Chinese 1

Chinese 2 

 Advanced Chinese


Latin


French 1

French 2 

French 3

 

Sign Language 1

Sign Language 2 

Sign Language 3

Film 

STEM 

Logic: Game Strategy

LEGO

Sewing

Drama

Choir

                          BRAINology      Study Skills

Photography

Art

Computer Applications

              NEW              Music Appreciation

SAT Prep

Jewelry 

PE

Guitar

Ukulele

Piano

Violin

Voice 

Fruit of Her Hands

Culinary Arts

Age 13 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Students age 13 Course Descriptions

Students MUST be age 13 or older on September 1st. *Several courses are HIGH SCHOOL level.

Students may bring lunch and join us at; 11:00-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, or 12:30-1:00.

Study Hall is available for students 12 and up. Students may not attend Study Hall more than 2 hours per day.   

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

AGE 13

Session 1:

9:00-10:00

Session 2:

10:00-11:00

Session 3:

11:00-12:00

Session 4:

12:30-1:30

Session 5:

1:30-2:30

Session 6:

2:30-3:30

Science

Physical Science

General Science

Marine Biology (HS)

1:00-2:30

Biology

2:30-4:00

Social Studies/ History

Geography

World History (HS)

10:00-11:00

Civics

11:00-12:00

Battle History

Language Arts

Literature Discussion

Writing Foundations IEW

IEW Plus

Literature Adventures

Writing Structure  IEW

Math

Math 7

Algebra 1

Pre-Algebra

Foreign Language

Chinese 2

Chinese 1

Chinese Culture

11:30-12:30

French 2

2:30-3:30

Accelerated Spanish

Latin

French  1

11:30-12:30

Spanish 1

2:30-4:00

Sign Language

2

Sign     Language  1

 

Electives

Film (HS)

Keyboarding and Computer

10:00-11:00

P.E.

11:00-12:00

P.E.

12:30-1:30

Art  (HS)

FUNdamental

Culinary Arts

2:30-4:00

 

Guitar Class

 

Recorder Class

 

Guitar Class

11:30-12:30

 

Guitar Class

 

Drama

Ukulele

2:30-3:30

Advanced Sewing

8:30-10:00

(90 minutes)

Sewing

Sewing

11:30-12:30

Advanced Sewing

SAT Prep

Music Appreciation

LEGO Engineering

Logic: Out of the Box

11:30-12:30

Game Class

Art

Public Speaking 1:30-2:30

STEM / Lego

Design & Engineering

Photography: Beyond the Lens

11:30-12:30

Choir

Adv.

Photography 1:00-2:00

Photography (HS)

Fruit of Her Hands 11:30-12:30

BRAINology Study Skills

12:30-1:30

SAT Prep

Personal Finance
11:30-12:30

STEM

12:30-1:30

Public Speaking (HS) 1:00-2:00

Jewelry Making

1:00-2:00

 Students may bring lunch and join us at:

11:00-11:30

11:30-12:00

12:00-12:30

12:30-1:00

Lunch: No microwave or refrigerator use allowed. We invite all students to attend lunch.

Study Hall is available for students 12 and up.

Students may not attend Study Hall more than 2 hours per day.

Age 12 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.
Many classes for students Age 12 will fill quickly. Be sure to register early!

Age 12 Course Descriptions

Session 1:
9:00-10:00 Session 2:
10:00-11:00 Session 3:
11:00-12:00 Session 4:
12:30-1:30 Session 5:
1:30-2:30 Session 6:
2:30-3:30
Film 101 General Science Art Choir Drama Girls Club
Literature Discussion America the Beautiful P.E. P.E. Exploring with LEGO Boys Club
LEGO
Engineering Writing Foundations Intro to IEW Guitar Class Tae Kwon Do Battle History
Accelerated Spanish IEW Writing Plus IEW Writing Plus History / Social Studies 2d/3d Art
or
General Art Photography
Public Speaking Civics Intro General Science Literature Adventures Drama Improv
Pre-Algebra *French
11:30-12:30 Art age 10+ *Algebra  1
1:30-2:30 Jewelry Making
Sewing *Sewing
11:30-12:30 Advance Sewing *Photo Journalism  
2:00-2:30 Logic Tools
Chinese Culture *Chinese  Plus
11:30-12:30 LEGO Engineering 
Russian Culture *Beginner Russian        
11:30-12:30 Tae Kwon Do
Computer Applications *Out of the Box  
11:30-12:30
Sign Language *Guitar Class 
11:30-12:30 Students may bring lunch and join us at...11:00-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, or 12:30-1:00.
Students MUST be age 12 or older on September 1st. Some courses are HIGH SCHOOL level.

Students may bring lunch and join us at; 11:00-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, or 12:30-1:00. We encourage students to attend lunch and meet other Vanguard students. The largest lunch attendance is 12:00-12:30 and includes all elementary students. High School lunch is at 12:30-1:00 and only for students age 12 and older.

Study Hall is available for students 12 and up. Students may not be in study hall more than 2 hours per day.

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

AGE 12

Session 1:

9:00-10:00

Session 2:

10:00-11:00

Session 3:

11:00-12:00

Session 4:

12:30-1:30

Session 5:

1:30-2:30

Session 6:

2:30-3:30

Science

Physical Science

General Science

History

Geography

Civics

  Battle History

Language Arts

Literature Discussion

Writing Foundations

IEW

Explore Language Arts with Literature

Literature Adventures

Writing Structure IEW

Math

Math 7

Algebra 1

Pre-Algebra

Foreign Language

Sign

Language 1

French 1

11:30-12:30

 

Accelerated Spanish

Chinese 1

Chinese Culture

11:30-12:30

      

Electives

LEGO

Engineering

Keyboarding and Computer

 10:00-11:00

 P.E.

P.E.

LEGO

Exploring

STEM / LEGO

Design and Engineering

Film

Art

Art

Photography

Guitar Class

Recorder Class

Guitar Class 11:30-12:30

 Guitar Class

 

Culinary Arts

2:30-4:00

Advanced Sewing 8:30-10:00

(90 minutes)

Fruit of Her Hands 11:30-12:30

Choir

Drama

Ukulele

2:30-3:30

Logic:Out of the Box

11:30-12:30

Game Class

STEM

Music Appreciation

Advanced Sewing

8:30-10:00

(90 minutes)

Sewing

Sewing 11:30-12:30

Advanced Sewing

Jewelry Making

1:00-2:00

 

Students may bring lunch and join us at:

11:00-11:30

11:30-12:00

12:00-12:30

12:30-1:00

 

Age 11 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 11 Course Descriptions

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

 Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30 pm

 *Early Lunch 11:00-11:30pm *Students taking an 11:30 class may have lunch at 11:00am.

Study Hall NOT available. 

AGE 11

AGE 11

Session 1:

9:00-10:00

Session 2:

10:00-11:00

Session 3:

11:00-12:00

Session 4:

12:30-1:30

Session 5:

1:30-2:30

Session 6:

2:30-3:30

Science

Science

History

America the Beautiful

Civics

Exploring Countries & Culture

Language Arts

Writing Foundations

IEW

Language Arts with Literature

Literature Adventures

Math

Math 7

Foreign Language

Accelerated

Spanish

(MS/HS)

Spanish

Chinese Culture

11:30-12:30

Electives

LEGO Engineering

STEM

Exploring with LEGO

STEM / LEGO Design and Engineering

Choir

Drama

Art

Art

Violin

Boys Club*

Advanced Sewing 8:30-10:00

Sewing

Sewing

11:30-12:30

Advanced Sewing

Girls Club*

Guitar Class

Recorder

Guitar Class

11:30-12:30

Guitar Class

Music Appreciation

P.E.

P.E.


Age 10 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 10 Course Description

Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30 pm

*Early Lunch 11:00 - 11:30 pm *Students taking 11:30 classes may have lunch at 11:00am.

Study Hall NOT available. 

Exploring with Legos, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

AGE 10

Session 1:

9:00-10:00

Session 2:

10:00-11:00

Session 3:

11:00-12:00

Session 4:

12:30-1:30

Session 5:

1:30-2:30

Session 6:

2:30-3:30

Science

Science

HIstory

America the

Beautiful

Exploring Countries & Culture

English

Explore Language Arts with Literature

Foreign Language

Spanish

Spanish

Violin

Electives

LEGO Engineering

Recorder

P.E.

P.E.

 

Drama

Girls Club

Art

Art

Choir

Advanced Sewing 8:30-10:00

(90 minutes)

Sewing

Sewing

11:30-12:30

Advanced Sewing

Exploring with LEGO

Boys Club


Age 9 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 9 Course Description

Exploring with Legos, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.

Priority will be given to students staying for a full day of classes.

Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30pm

*Early Lunch 11:00 - 11:30 pm *Students taking an 11:30 class may have lunch at 11:00-11:30am.

Study Hall NOT available. Student must be in class or picked up by a parent. 

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED.  Classes in RED may not be available. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Design & Engineering, Spanish 3

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus, French 3, BRAINology

Anatomy, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra


AGE 9

Morning Block 9:00-12:00

(choose 1 per hour)

Afternoon Block 12:30-2:30

(choose 1 per hour)

Club Classes

2:30-3:30

Science



America the Beautiful


Science



HIstory



Exploring Countries and Culture

Foreign Language


Spanish


Spanish


Electives

Art

Sewing*

Sewing

11:30-12:30*

Choir

Drama

Girls Club*

Recorder

PE

PE

Exploring with Lego*

Boys Club*



Age 8 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 8 Course Description

Exploring with Legos, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.

Morning Block classes from 9am-12pm are expected to fill. Students will select a morning block of 3 consecutive classes. Students staying after lunch will take a minimum of 2 afternoon classes. Clubs are only available for students taking a full day of classes.

Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30pm. Study Hall NOT available. Students must be in class or picked up by a parent.

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, Exploring with LEGO, Girl's Club, Lego Engineering

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance

Anatomy, English 101, Chinese 2, Latin, SAT Prep, Music Appreciation


Students may take the Morning Block (3 classes) or the Afternoon Block (2 classes). Students may take 5 classes and stay all day. Only students taking 5 classes are eligible for Club Classes at 2:30 and may add Girl's Club or Boy's Club.

AGE 8

Morning Block (choose 1 per hour)

Afternoon Block

 (choose 1 per hour)

Club Classes

9:00-

10:00

10:00-11:00

11:00-12:00

12:30-1:30

1:30-

2:30

2:30-

3:30

Science

Science

Science

History

America the Beautiful

Exploring Countries

and Culture

Foreign Language

Spanish

Electives

Art

Art

PE

PE

*Exploring with LEGO

*Girls Club

Choir

Drama

*Boys Club




Age 7 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 7 Course Description

Students in this age will select classes in a Morning or Afternoon Block. The Morning Block is 3 classes. The afternoon Block is 2 classes. Boys' Club and Girl's Club are only available to students taking a FULL day of 5 classes.

Morning Block 9:00am-12:00pm: $420 (24 weeks, full year)

Afternoon Block 12:30pm-2:30pm: $290 (24 weeks, full year)

Afternoon Club 2:30pm-3:30pm: $150 (24 weeks, full year) only available with a full day of classes.

Exploring with Legos, Boy's Club and Girl's Club are High Demand classes and will fill early. Priority will be given to students staying for a full day for high demand classes. Space will not be available for students selecting only these high demand classes.

Classes that have 2 spaces or less are RED. 


Morning Block  

9:00-12:00

Afternoon Block 12:30-2:30

Afternoon Clubs

2:30-3:30

Science, Art, PE

 

Must be age 7 on

September 1st.

No exceptions.

Choir

Drama

*Girls Club

My World!

Social Studies

*Exploring with LEGO

*Boys Club

Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30pm. Students taking Morning Block and Afternoon Block will be supervised at lunch. Students taking only Morning Block classes may still join us at lunch with a parent in attendance. We love to have students fellowship together at lunch and encourage students to stay for lunch as often as possible. 

If students just want to take afternoon classes they must select 2 afternoon classes from 12:30-2:30. Lego, ECC, Girls' Club and Boys' Club are HIGH DEMAND classes and only available to students taking a full day of classes.

Afternoon Block may be added to a Morning Block but a Morning Block is not required to participate in the Afternoon Block of 2 classes.
Age 6 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Elementary 6 year olds may select a morning block of  3 classes or afternoon  block of 2 classes. Piority is given to students taking 5 classes.

The Morning Block will be 3 hours and will include art, science, and PE. Students may select afternoon classes in addition to the morning block. Teachers will take morning students to lunch at 12:00 if they have afternoon classes or parents will pick up students from Big Group.

Morning Block 9:00am-12:00pm: $420 (24 weeks, full year)

Afternoon Block 12:30pm-2:30pm: $290 (24 weeks, full year)

Age 6 Course Description

Morning Block  9:00-12:00 

Afternoon Block 12:30- 2:30

Science, Art, PE

 

Space is limited for students

 age 6. 

Be sure to register early.

 

Must be age 6 on September 1st. No exceptions.

Choir

Drama

My World!

Exploring with LEGO


Elementary Lunch 12:00-12:30pm. Students taking morning block and afternoon block will be supervised at lunch. Students who do not take both morning and afternoon classes may still join us at lunch with a parent in attendance. We love to have students fellowship together at lunch and encourage students to stay for lunch as often as possible.

Study Hall NOT available. 

Kindergarten Age 4-5 years *Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Morning classes will be available for our youngest students from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Age K4 / K5 Course Description 

K4/K5 students will engage in a variety of early learning activities.

Class size is very limited. Students must be 4 or 5 years old on September 1st. No exceptions.

$450 per year (24 weeks) 

Parents will be asked to participate and volunteer with the kindergarten class. Parents will be asked  to be class helpers or to help with special events.

Limited space available for Kinder Class.

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