VANGUARD HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

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Classes at Vanguard

CLASS SELECTION 2019-2020 

NEW CLASSES: Computer Programing, Shakespeare Literature, Game of Life, Japan Studies, First Aid/ CPR/ Health, Recorder, Music Appreciation, Violin Class, English 101, English 102, General Science, Latin, Violin Class, Ukulele Class

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.

America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego and STEM are High Demand courses and are full.

2019-2020 Class Schedule

Age 5 year old Kindergarten  FULL

Age 6 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  one full day space available

Age 7 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  FULL

Age 8 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule  one full day space available

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 

High School 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 

Some courses are FULL 

Computer Keyboarding, Powered for Life, Biology, First Aid/CPR, America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego (1:30), Design and Engineering, Recorder, Logic: Out of the Box, Fruit of Her Hands, STEM, Film, STEM, Archaeology, Personal Finance.

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.

New Courses for 2019-2020

Game of Life! 

High School 14+

Game Strategy

Age 11 and up

Archaeology

Age 13+

Computer Programing

High School 14+

Powered for Life:

Skills for the Road Ahead

High School 14+

Ornithology-

Discovering Birds

Age 13+


See the links above for classes by age or subject.Students may select up to 6 classes. 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 morning or afternoon classes or both blocks for a full day.


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

Computer Programming: Students MUST have a new computer that they can regularly bring to work on programming in class. The course uses an open-source object-based educational programming language with an integrated development environment (IDE). Students uses a drag and drop environment to create computer animations using 3D models. The courseuses an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program games in 3D. The curriculum motivates learning through creative exploration. The course is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and provide exposure to object-oriented programming. Computer requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 and later and Intel processor. Windows (XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit).

Powered for Life: Skills for the Road Ahead (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. Full

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. FULL

Recorder: The recorder was invented hundreds of years ago, but is still a popular, easy to learn instrument.  In this class, you will be taught in a step-by-step manner, how to play the soprano recorder.  Time signatures, rhythm, sharps, flats and all the basic notes will be taught. No prior musical experience is necessary. FULL

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.

Violin Class: Jump in and try your hand at the violin in a fun group setting! A great first instrument. Students will need to rent or purchase a violin. FULL

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

BRAINology: Study of the Brain! Students will study how the brain works with the goal of developing strategies to work SMARTER not HARDER. A variety of topics will be covered including:  time management, setting priorities, motivation, specific learning strategies, note taking, and test taking skills.

Design and Engineering: Part of our STEM program we will offer a new design and engineering class that combines the best of STEM and Lego courses. Students will tackle a variety of projects through the year with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. 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 close early...

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

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

Anatomy, Chinese , Latin, Music Appreciation, Pre Algebra

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 multiple 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. If students under 12 register for classes that are not consecutive parents will be required to pick up students between classes.

Study Hall is available for students over 12 only. 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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE


 

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