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You Can Cook 2

You Can Cook 2

In You Can Cook 2: International, students will build on the basic cooking skills they learned in You Can Cook 1 by learning about different techniques, traditions, and flavors found in cuisines from around the world. We will spend time cooking through some of the most culturally significant dishes from Central and South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. While we cannot include every well-known dish from these regions, we will seek to include sweet and savory dishes that are representative of their country’s or region’s culture, that are replicable using grocery store-sourced ingredients, that stretch the students’ palates somewhat while still being approachable. This is not a geography class, but we will spend some of our time learning about the cultural and environmental factors that influence a region’s food. You Can Cook 2 is only open to students who have completed You Can Cook 1.

Grades:

You Can Cook 1

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

In this class, students will learn about early childhood growth and development, the importance of hands-on play, and multiple types of intelligence. They will study the history of education and different approaches to early education. By the end of the semester, students will learn practical classroom ideas and know how to implement them. They will plan and present lessons for various education styles and learn tips on classroom management. Students will also explore different careers in the field of early childhood education.

Grades:

8th-12th

Internal Combustion Engines

Internal Combustion Engines

In this course we will focus our attention on small gas engines due to their simplicity and ability to lend themselves well to learning about the internal combustion engine.

Grades:

8-12

Speak Life Speech Therapy

Speak Life Speech Therapy

Students who qualify for speech therapy services (see Requirements) will receive support for speech/language needs in areas such as articulation (speech sound production), expressive/receptive language (communication ability and effectiveness), fluency (stuttering), and social pragmatics.

Grades:

All Ages

Private Study Skills

Private Study Skills

Learn how to stay organized, prioritize, resist procrastination, become accountable for yourself and to others. Student-centered lessons which are based around the needs and goals of each student.

Grades:

7yrs and up

A Year of Yarn

A Year of Yarn

Are you part of the revival of interest in handcrafts and DIY? Join us as we learn to knit and crochet in just one year! These classic handcrafts aren’t just for grandma; with the resurgence of diy comes modern stylish patterns and an amazing variety of quality yarns. I am excited to share my passion for these crafts with both boys and girls, as well as adults who would like to learn or refresh their skills. Students will need to purchase a learn to crochet kit and a learn to knit kit, as well as yarn for projects throughout the year.

Grades:

6th and up

Human Development

Human Development

Have you ever wondered why preschoolers ask so many questions, why do teenagers require more sleep, or why older adults seem so reflective? If so, this is the class for you! We will look at God’s wonderful design of human growth from conception to death. We will dive into experiential learning and development physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally in each stage of life which will lead to a better understanding of self and others. This class will meet the ½ credit of health that is required for a Michigan High School diploma.

Grades:

8th-12th

You Can Cook 1 High School

You Can Cook 1 High School

In You Can Cook 1, students will acquire the basics they need to be successful in the kitchen. Through hands-on lessons and in-class preparation, they will learn fundamentals of kitchen safety; basics of measurement; how to read, halve, and double a recipe; important kitchen terms and methods; and what kitchen tools to use and when. By the end of the year, each student will be equipped to prepare a variety of delicious foods on their own from scratch and will have begun to assemble a binder full of “keeper” recipes, tips, tricks, and techniques that they can build on for years to come. Plus, we’ll eat in nearly every class!

Grades:

14+

Psychology

Psychology

This class will give students a foundational knowledge of psychology from a Christian perspective. We will explore the fundamental areas of the brain and human communication and interaction. Students will label parts of the brain and discover how they function, ways we communicate, explore the history of psychology, personality and theory, sleep and dreams, crisis intervention, counseling, abnormal psychology and more! Students will employ self-reflection and evaluation and study human behavior as it leads to a more meaningful level of communication. Modalities used will be: lecture, textbook, multimedia sources, assessments and analysis, writing papers, projects, tests and quizzes, and group discussion. High School Psychology is a wonderful addition for the students academic experience as well as fulfilling the growing requirements for college transcripts. Students will greatly benefit with a deeper understanding of human interaction from a Christian perspective.

Grades:

8th-12th

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Students will learn how to organize, outline and deliver a variety of speeches and understanding that preparation and experience are the keys to speaking with confidence.

Grades:

8th-12th

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

This class will provide your student with the tried-and-true methods and instruction from Dave Ramsey and his team. It will be a Hybrid of an interactive classroom experience where the students will discuss, consume and digest all they will be learning from Dave Ramsey and his team.

Grades:

The Grateful Gardener

The Grateful Gardener

The vision for the “Acquainting Agriculture - Grow to Know Him” program is to connect the students to their Creator through hands-on experience in their gardens. God will be their teacher and the garden will be His classroom.

Grades:

8-12

You Can Cook 1 Middle School

You Can Cook 1 Middle School

In You Can Cook 1, students will acquire the basics they need to be successful in the kitchen. Through hands-on lessons and in-class preparation, they will learn fundamentals of kitchen safety; basics of measurement; how to read, halve, and double a recipe; important kitchen terms and methods; and what kitchen tools to use and when. By the end of the year, each student will be equipped to prepare a variety of delicious foods on their own from scratch and will have begun to assemble a binder full of “keeper” recipes, tips, tricks, and techniques that they can build on for years to come. Plus, we’ll eat in nearly every class!

Grades:

11-14yrs

Business 101

Business 101

An introductory course in general business, rooted in both academic and practical knowledge of the business world. Launching into all areas of the business world, through the foundation of using our gifts, to serve and glorify the Lord. The students will create and manage a stock portfolio, discuss current business topics, learn management of self and others, finance, create a business plan from inception through presentation of the completed business; including marketing and advertising strategies, financial projections, profit and loss statement, job descriptions, ext. This course will equip the student the knowledge and practical intelligence to thrive in the business world.

Grades:

9th-12th

PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Prep

PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Prep

This class is designed to prepare students with strategies and timed-practice tests for competitive standardized tests such as the ACT, PSAT and SAT.

Grades:

8th-12th

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