Fall Semester, 2017-18 will be 14 weeks
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-3pm EST (twice each week; 28 hours), 9th-12th graders, $240
From cells, tissues and membranes through all the body systems, this class will provide a clear and thorough understanding of anatomical structure and mechanics of the human body. Seemingly complex subjects like how water from your food hydrates your body and how ears hear will become clear. Regular homework, including research, will be assigned. Students will share frequently share their independent work and present the work to the class. Class includes some virtual labs. No additional materials are necessary. Biology is helpful but not necessary to take this class.
Ecology, Fridays 10:30-11:30am EST (14 hours), 8th-12th graders, $120
With a focus on ecosystems and their inner actions, this course is heavy on information but not overly complex. We'll work with the elements of an ecosystem, symbiotic relationships, competitive outcomes, biomes, and more. No prerequisites.
Literary Exploration: Literary Movements of the 1800s, Fridays 12-1pm EST (14 hours), high schoolers, $120
From the well-known to the lesser-well-known literary movements, we'll explore through reading and analysis: romanticism, the Gothic novel, transcendentalism, realism, naturalism and more. Students will have optional supplemental readings as well as the opportunity to emulate writers' styles through writing. No prerequisites.
Health & Wellness, Fridays 1:30-2:30pm EST (14 hours), 14+ years old, $120
This health management class will cover the umbrella basics of how to take care of your physical and mental self for life and focus time on the big areas: self-esteem, managing stress, mental disorders and suicide, family and peer relationships, preventing violence, lifelong fitness, tobacco and substance use, and reproductive education.
Classes require a minimum of 4 students to run. Please contact Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Spring Semester, 2017-18 will be 16 weeks
Evolution, Tuesdays 2-3pm EST (14 hours), 8th-12th graders, $135
This semester-long, comprehensive course will take us through the history of evolution, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell development, origins of animals and plants, the basics of Mendelian genetics, evolutionary patterns and processes (the mechanics of evolution), human evolution and human migration. No prerequisites.
Environmental Science, Fridays 10:30-11:30am EST (14 hours), 8th-12th graders, $135
Students will become familiar with Earth’s spheres and human impact on all of them. We’ll study pollution and see how our land use and water use affect the ecosystems around us. We’ll learn the value of biodiversity and the need for sustainable living practices. Real-life examples will build students’ knowledge of what’s been done to damage our planet and what’s happening now to conserve our resources. Students will have virtual labs available for independent study. No prerequisites.
Literary Exploration: Poetry through the Ages, Fridays 12-1pm EST (14 hours), high schoolers, $135
This literature class follows the literary timeline from pre-Homeric poetry to the 21st century. We'll read a wide variety of poems, including excerpts from epic poetry, and will focus on a layered analysis: surface understanding, metaphorical meanings, and historical context. This class combines literature and history for an interesting look at how poetry has developed from the Bronze Age to today. No prerequisites other than high school to adult reading level. Previous literary analysis is helpful but not necessary.
Personal Nutrition, Fridays 1:30-2:30pm EST (14 hours), 8th-12th graders, $135
Focusing on the four macromolecules which foods are composed of, students will learn the role of each in the human body. We’ll cover digestion, metabolism, nutrient deficiencies and malnourishment disorders, identifying and balancing nutritional needs at various life stages and reworking an “average and typical American diet” to avoid nutrition-related illnesses. Students will gain a global perspective on water and food issues and will complete individualized dietary analyses by the end of the semester. No prerequisites.