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CLASS SELECTION 2021-2022 Watch for Updates!

NEW CLASSES: Computer Programing, Ceramics, Chess, Orchestra, Hand Bells, Zoology, Shakespeare Literature, Japanese Studies, First Aid/ CPR/ Health, Music Appreciation, General Science

Archeology, Sewing, Film, Culinary Arts, Girls Club, Boys Club, Lego Engineering, 

Photography, Music Appreciation, Fruit of Her Hands, Drama

Guitar, First Aid/CPR, Public Speaking, Battle History, Logic: Out of the Box, STEM, THINK, 

Powered for Life, Personal Finance, Ornithology, Spanish, Violin, Piano, Choir, Art, Worldview, Sign Language, Science, Literature, History, Geography...and more

Use the links below to find out more about classes. Times for each class are also available on the tab "SCHEDULE." You may look for classes by Age or by Subject. Students age 14 and up will use the course description for HIGH SCHOOL.

BE SURE TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE FOR LOTS OF INFORMATION.

Join us at Open House on March 9 or mail in your registration after open house to join us.

Classes and schedule for 2021-2022 are being updated.

Age 5 year old Kindergarten  

Age 6 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  

Age 7 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  

Age 8 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  

Age 9 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 10 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 11  years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 12  years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 13 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule 

Age 14 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 15 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 16 and up Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Electives Course Descriptions

English / Language Arts / Writing Course Descriptions

History / Social Studies Course Descriptions

Foreign Language Course Descriptions

Math / Lego / Logic Course Descriptions 

Science Course Descriptions 

We have limited registration after Aug 1 so teachers will have time to prepare for students. Students requesting at least 3 classes should email to check availability before sending in registration.

Click on the age or subject to see a class schedule and a description of each class offered. Students age 11 and under will take classes in a Block schedule choosing both blocks for a full day.

Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. 

Orchestra: This class will work on ensemble skills while learning several entertaining performance pieces. Open to any student currently playing an orchestral instrument. All skill levels accepted. Must be able to read music. 


Hand Chimes: Hand chimes (similar to hand bells) is a great way to learn musicianship and ensemble skills. No musical background or experience necessary. Students will learn to read music while enjoying the comradery of an ensemble. 


Intro to Computer Programming

Some of tomorrow's careers haven't even been invented yet! Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Voice Recognition, and Blockchain are some of the new kids on the block. Learning to think in computer code will prepare you with a foundation of high-demand skills needed to be ready for the future.

Intro to Computer Programming will include both concepts and hands-on learning. It will help you expand your skills of creativity, problem solving, logic, and critical thinking. These skills will enhance your career even if your future isn’t in the technology field. Learn to create webpages using HTML, read and write information to/from a database using SQL, and create applications using Python 3.

Class requirements:

·        Experience surfing the web and performing internet searches.

·        A newer laptop to use a web-based development environment to apply what you learn.

·        One to two hours per week for home work.

·        Workbook TBD.

Apps, websites, smartphones and smartwatches – technology we use daily. Rather than just being a consumer of cool tech, start on the path to being a producer as well.


Powered for Life: Skills for the Road Ahead/Career Exploration (High School Age 14+)During this course, students will get practical tools to help prepare for the next step after high school graduation. Topics include resume writing, interview skills, applying for a job/college, time and energy management skills, entrepreneurial skills, project planning, conflict resolution, career exploration, adult world etiquette, communication skills, mindset training and more. No matter what you plan to do after graduation the skills and topics covered will help you be prepared and confident to tackle your next challenge. This high school elective course will be practical and fun.Some homework and preparation for class will be required.

First Aid/ CPR/ Health: From asthma attacks to major accidents, knowing how to respond to emergencies is important. This class will provide the skills and techniques to help students develop life-saving skills. Learn the basics of what to do in several emergency situations through lecture, discussion, videos and in class practice. Topics include CPR, how to deal with burns, sprains and nose bleeds, how to help someone who is choking and how to control bleeding. Additional topics will include seizures, broken bones, poisoning, diabetes and wilderness first aid. 

Music Appreciation: Students do not need a background on an instrument to be successful in the course. Every class period will be hands on with standard instruments such as violin, cello, guitar, piano, percussion, recorder, voice, as well as more unusual instruments such as the dulcimer, Irish whistle, autoharp, mandolin, and more.

Fruit of Her Hands: Teen ladies will be learning a variety of Pinterest-type crafting activities. Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion. Full

Many of these are HIGH DEMAND classes and will fill early. Students taking a full day of classes will be given first priority in selecting classes. Many of these classes are only available to students taking a full day of classes.

Some classes will fill early. When making online class selection, if a class says "WAIT" or "CLOSED" be sure to put your second choice in the comment section.

Make your class selection early to have the greatest selection of classes. Many classes will fill early...

In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for classes we have expanded our course offerings. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please be prepared to indicate a second choice of classes when completing the online class selection. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. The following classes can only be selected for students taking a full day or at least 3 other classes: Girls' Club, Boys' Club, Sewing, PE, Culinary Arts, Drama, Choir, Exploring Lego, Lego Engineering, STEM.

The "Scope and Sequence" below is intended as a general guideline for selecting courses. This grid is intended as a guideline for what is typically taught at what age based on traditional school schedules. This is by no means intended to imply that this is the only sequence courses may be taken or that these are the only classes that fill particular graduation requirements. Enrolled families may request a curriculum conference if you need assistance.


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. 

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 must be in class or in Study Hall at all times. Students may not leave campus and return later in the day for additional classes. Please select consecutive classes.

Study Hall is not available. We have limited class space and are using all available spaces to accommodate students. Parents will not be permitted to stay on campus between classes with siblings not enrolled in classes. We do not have a playroom or space for parents to do homework with siblings that are not in a class. The public library is located very close (less than 8 minutes away) and can accommodate families that would like to have a space to work during classes. We do encourage parents to stay on campus that are willing to volunteer and assist us in providing services to our students. 

Please plan your schedule to include time on campus to volunteer. We are dependent on parent volunteers to maintain the quality of our program and to provide excellent service for our students. We have many areas to serve to fit the needs and interests of parents. Parents should plan to serve at least 12 hours per semester (24 hours per year) on campus and to attend and serve at special events such as our Fall Festival, Valentine Party and End of Semester Showcases. 

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. We are unable to allow students to "drop" classes after the online class selection is submitted. If your circumstance changes you will still be responsible for paying for any class you select. If you are put on a wait list or do not get into a class you will not have to pay for that class unless you are admitted to the class.

If space is available classes may be added to a schedule but classes cannot be dropped. 

If it is necessary to drop out of a class, you will be bound to satisfy the class tuition for the year. In an attempt to keep our fees as low as possible we must set our yearly budget based on the fall commitment. We are unable to offer refunds for students that drop a class. 

We understand people have a change of heart or plans change but class selection must be a financial commitment to Vanguard. We are a co-op and working together to provide classes for all our students. The budget is made and financial commitments confirmed as we receive class selection. If you choose to have your student not attend a class you are still responsible for the financial commitment to pay for the class you selected.

If you are notified a class has low attendance you will be offered a chance to put your name on a second choice to hold a space but if the first choice class is made available you will be expected to attend your first choice class.

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. 

Scope and Sequence

The Scope and Sequence below is intended as a guideline for what is typically taught at what age based on traditional school schedules. This is by no means intended to imply that this is the only sequence courses may be taken in or that these are the only classes that fill particular graduation requirements. Enrolled families may request a curriculum conference if you need assistance.

Vanguard Homeschool Academy Scope and Sequence

Vanguard Homeschool Academy Scope and Sequence

AGE

SCIENCE

HISTORY

LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

10

(5th)

Science

America The Beautiful

(2 year cycle)

Language Arts with Literature

 

11

(6th)

Science

Exploring Countries and Cultures (3 year cycle)

Writing Foundations

or

Literature Adventures

 

12

(7th)

General Science

Civics

Writing Structure

or

IEW Plus


Literature Adventures

or

Literature Discussion

Math 7

13

(8th)

Physical Science

Geography

IEW  Plus

*Can be used as English 1

Pre Algebra

14

(9th)

Biology

Battle History

(2 year cycle)

English

with Grammar and Composition

General Literature

Algebra 1

15

(10th)

Marine Biology

or

Anatomy

World History

English

with Grammar and Composition

World Literature

Algebra 2

16

(11th)

Chemistry

American History

English

American Literature

Geometry

17

(12th)

Physics

or 

Marine Biology

or

Anatomy

Government/

Economics

English

British Literature

Pre Calculus

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