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As you will see if you click on the “Our Schedule” tab above- we are almost full!  We do have a couple spaces in a couple classes left for the k-5th crowd.  We have space in middle or high school classes left- except art.  What a wonderful group we have coming to Grace Academy this semester!  We look forward to meeting all of you!

If you would like to register for Grace Academy- our schedule can be viewed at the top of the page by clicking the tab “Our Schedule.”  The previous post includes class descriptions and fees.

Please contact our registration guru- Holly Hodge to register once you are ready!

mensrea320@aol.com

 

We will be meeting throughout the summer for some beach and park day fun!

 

We look forward to meeting you in September!

Would you like to join Grace Academy in the Fall 2013?

We would LOVE to have you!

Please click the link at the top of the page that says “our schedule” to see the current class listings.

Fall 2013 Class Description and Supply Fees

PreK-K (4-6 years old)

Please note: These classes are for PreK and K. It is suggested that parents use discretion when placing their children in classes. Children who have not filed a Notice of Intent with the city to homeschool are not eligible for the K-2 classes.  A young Kindergartener who may not be able to write or read would also be a good candidate for these classes.

Community Helpers: Come and meet the people who help us in our communities.  We will learn about police, firefighters, nurses, librarians, doctors, bakers, mailmen, veterinarians, and many other important people in our communities.  We will enjoy playtime, art, stories and games every week in community helpers.  Children should bring a snack each week. Two hour class $20

Itty Bitty Bookworms: Let’s read! In Itty Bitty Bookworms, we love books! We will read new stories each week and enjoy activities related to that story. Children should bring a snack each week. Two hours long $20

Movement, Music and Play: We will play music games, learn some dances, exercise, play movement games and of course play! $10

START: This class will feature story time, crafts and other hands-on projects that all relate to a weekly theme. Themes will include preschool-friendly topics such as animals, colors, letters, weather and holidays. $10

Lower Elementary (K-2nd grade)

Please note: To be eligible for K-2 classes, children must have submitted a Notice of Intent with the city. Children who turn five during the school year may register for the PreK-K classes listed above.

Lower art:  Class will be broken down into three parts. The first few weeks will be on the basics of drawing followed by painting and printmaking and finishing the last weeks with three dimensional work. We will explore various techniques and artists. $20 Please note: This class is for students grades 1-5.

Chess Club: Chess has a proven positive effect on the behavior and academic performance of children.  It improves focus / concentration, decision-making, analytical skills, creativity, critical thinking, evaluation skills, pattern recognition, problem solving, strategic planning, synthesis, and time management.  Chess Club provides formal education in the game of chess, taking students from learning how the pieces move to winning games in a very short period of time.  Students are taught chess etiquette and rules, as well as phases of the game, basic checkmates, opening principles, tactics, and strategy.  The class uses a formal curriculum and progresses based on the skill level of the students.  It is designed for beginning to intermediate chess students.  Students are provided with curriculum material and online resources to practice and study at home.  Students are encouraged to play in local scholastic chess tournaments to test their skills and compete for individual and team awards. $15

 Magic Treehouse Book Club: This class takes students on adventures through history, with our fictional companions, Jack and Annie. Read about their journeys and then further explore the topic in class. This semester will be a repeat of the Fall 2012 semester. We will read “Dinosaurs Before Dark,” “The Knight at Dawn,” “Mummies in the Morning,” “Pirates Past Noon,” ” Vacation Under the Volcano,” and ” Hour of the Olympics $15

ASL (American Sign Language) :  This class will be using videos and games to learn almost 140 signs and the ASL alphabet.  All students will receive a set of flashcards to help them remember their signs. $15 This semester will be a repeat of the winter 2013 semester.

Story of the World Ancient Civilizations: We will be using Story of the World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer in this class. Join us as we explore the Earth from the earliest nomad to the last Roman Emperor. We will learn about ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, and Sumerians. We will explore what life in early Asia as well as Africa may have been like. We will use our text every week and hear stories from that country/time. We will be using an array of projects to help learn about life in ancient times. We will construct our own pyramids when we learn about Egypt, and our own volcanoes when we discover how volcanoes impacted ancient Crete. This will be a wonderful adventure through ancient times! $15

Bible Heroes: Dig deep into the Old and New Testament with us  and experience the lives, struggles, and amazing stories of some of the Bible’s most influential heroes. These men and women helped change the world and shape history, yet many of them most people have never heard of! Come discover the world of hidden heroes through reinactment, building, crafts, music, and more! $15

Creative Dance : The young ladies are guided in the creation of choreography which is developed as a result of decisions and choices they’ve made during exploration of movement. Majority of the time they are encouraged to discover rather than mimic; however, basic ballet positions will be incorporated. Young children enrolled in creative dance learn and practice basic motor skills and use a variety of music(contemporary and classic) and props which enhance self-awareness, control and coordination. This creates a sense of predictability as well as a safe place for the younger child to learn cooperation, increase self-esteem, and attain a sense of accomplishment. The dancers will be encouraged to perform their Christmas and other routines at the completion of the Fall semester for all to see their accomplishment. Fees help to provide music, props in addition to performance attire for each student at the end of the semester. Fee: $20 k-4th

Myth Busters: Children are often intrigued by myths, at least partially because they want to know if the stories are true or not. The students will be introduced to some projects so they can see the truth behind the myths (or lack thereof) for themselves. A couple examples of these myths are: Some people still believe the legend that a part of your body would explode if you ate Poprocks candies and soda. Or, some people believe that stars and constellations appear in the same place every night…Is this really true? Let’s find out together! $20

Storybook Art: Meet the illustrators of your favorite children’s books & learn their techniques! We will be learning different art concepts based on the styles of your favorite storybook illustrators. $20

Chorus: Come sing in chorus!  Learn how to sing in a group, read music, and perform in a concert. $5

Lego Club: Come build and play with our ever growing supply of Legos. $5

Upper Elementary (3rd-5th grade)

Chess Club: Chess has a proven positive effect on the behavior and academic performance of children.  It improves focus / concentration, decision-making, analytical skills, creativity, critical thinking, evaluation skills, pattern recognition, problem solving, strategic planning, synthesis, and time management.  Chess Club provides formal education in the game of chess, taking students from learning how the pieces move to winning games in a very short period of time.  Students are taught chess etiquette and rules, as well as phases of the game, basic checkmates, opening principles, tactics, and strategy.  The class uses a formal curriculum and progresses based on the skill level of the students.  It is designed for beginning to intermediate chess students.  Students are provided with curriculum material and online resources to practice and study at home.  Students are encouraged to play in local scholastic chess tournaments to test their skills and compete for individual and team awards. $15

Superhero Science: Has your child ever wondered about how Radiation made the Incredible Hulk “Hulk out” or how Magneto controls the metal objects around him?  Have they ever wanted to explore the real science behind inventions like those of Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne?  Let’s have fun investigating the science of the Marvel and DC superhero universes.  We’ll discuss aspects of physics, chemistry, biology, and high tech inventions each week with hands-on experiments that kids will love!  $20

Educational Games:  Games for Fun and Learning. Each week we’ll explore different games with educational twists.  Come and enjoy playing fun games each week with your friends like Blurt, BrainQuest, Zap, Chocolate Factory, Sound Hounds, Guess Who and even a Spelling Bee one week!  $10

Human Body Detectives: Ever wonder what is really going on inside that body of yours?  If so, come take a trip with us into the amazing human body!  This class will use educational adventure stories and activities to teach kids about specific body systems and their nutritional needs. Each week, we will follow two young “Human Body Detectives,” who magically enter different systems in the body to solve health mysteries and learn how the various systems work, and which foods best fuel each system.  $15

Lower art class.: Class will be broken down into three parts. The first few weeks will be on the basics of drawing followed by painting and printmaking and finishing the last weeks with three dimensional work. We will explore various techniques and artists. $20 Grades 1-5

Knitting :This class is for beginners and more advanced students.  The fee will cover one skein of yarn and one set of needles and maybe a surprise or two.  Beginners will be working on the Grace Academy Scarf and more advanced students will be tackling socks. $20 This class is for grades 3-12 as well as parents.

Creative Dance –  The young ladies are guided in the creation of choreography which is developed as a result of decisions and choices they’ve made during exploration of movement. Majority of the time they are encouraged to discover rather than mimic; however, basic ballet positions will be incorporated. Young children enrolled in creative dance learn and practice basic motor skills and use a variety of music(contemporary and classic) and props which enhance self-awareness, control and coordination. This creates a sense of predictability as well as a safe place for the younger child to learn cooperation, increase self-esteem, and attain a sense of accomplishment. The dancers will be encouraged to perform their Christmas and other routines at the completion of the Fall semester for all to see their accomplishment. Fees help to provide music, props in addition to performance attire for each student at the end of the semester. $20 k-4th

Animal Scientist:If you love to learn about animals and are curious about creatures around the

world and right in your backyard, then being an Animal Scientist is just right

for you! In this fun lapbooking class, you will learn about the classes of

animals and what makes them special! We’ll play lots of games and hopefully have

some critters come visit us! $10

Lego Club: Come build with our ever growing supply of Legos. $5

Chorus: Come sing in chorus!  Learn how to sing in a group, read music, and perform in a concert. $5

Time Travelers: Think history is boring?  You won’t after you join us for a semester of Time Travelers.  Explore world cultures, natural disasters, legends, scientists, inventions, wars, rulers, and anything and everything that has shaped the history of the world. $15

Middle School (6th -8th grade)

Dave Ramsey’s Finance:  This class will explore world famous Christian finance expert Dave Ramsey’s program for teens. Class supply fee is contingent upon class size, the availability and copyright laws of the program.

Chorus: Come sing in chorus!  Learn how to sing in a group, read music, and perform in a concert. $5

CSI:  This class is an exploration of the techniques used in criminal investigations. $20

Middle School Theater Arts : In this course students will begin with the basic principles of acting and performance, discovering sensory awareness and use their voice and movement to learn characterization. We will then explore the various forms of artistic collaboration through writing, acting, directing and designing, finishing our course with an original theater production created by the students. $15

Knitting: This class is for beginners and more advanced students.  The fee will cover one skein of yarn and one set of needles and maybe a surprise or two.  Beginners will be working on the Grace Academy Scarf and more advanced students will be tackling socks. $20 This class is for grades 3-12 as well as parents.

Spanish: Students taught  the language in such a way that they learn the grammar as well as how to communicate orally in the language. Teachers are native Spanish speakers. $15

Upper Art: The primary goal of the class is the development of an awareness and appreciation of the visual experience and of the limitless possibilities for making things of beauty and delight. $30

Real World Math: Have fun finding out how you use math in your everyday life.  We'll
look at sports, cooking, finances, games, and more.   $15
 

Order in the Court!: Attention Middle Schoolers!  Have you ever wanted the opportunity to debate and argue your points of view in a situation where someone HAS to listen to your point of view?  Put those powers of persuasion to good use in this class!  We’ll be learning abut the judicial system, and then be able participate in mock trials where everyone gets a chance to play a role!  $10

High School (9th – 12th grade)

Chorus: Come sing in chorus!  Learn how to sing in a group, read music, and perform in a concert. $5

Algebra I: This class will be using the Saxon Algebra 1 book to learn all about the fun and exciting world of Algebra.  We will be completing 4 lessons per week to finish the book in one year.   Purchase of the textbook and completion of a Pre-Algebra curriculum is required.  Tests will be given and graded. $15

American Literature:

Biology: is a high school course for students 9-12th grade with course material taken from VA SOL requirements.  Class will include dissection, study of the human anatomy and a field trip. Please note: This class will be intense, highly challenging and will require parental supervision of weekly homework assignments. $40

Entrepreneurship and Leadership: Regent University’s Enactus Team would like to invite you to join a semester long academic course focusing on the fields of entrepreneurialism and business. This course is designed to challenge young men and women by encouraging them to think in an innovative fashion. All participants will interactively discuss new ideas with fellow students and teachers while simultaneously building a feasible business plan. Upon completing the course, students are expected to have full knowledge of the material and be prepared to present their entrepreneurial ideas formally. FREE

World cultural Studies:  This class will be a look into other teenage cultures across the world.  How does a sixteen year old in China spend a typical day? We will investigate school studies, hobbies and cuisine.  Class fee is conditional on number of students signed up for class.  Please note: any food allergies to be noted to teachers right away. $20

Ancient Civilizations: Uncover the mysteries of the Ancients!  From the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Politics of Rome, this course will provide a general introduction to several of the most prominent ancient civilizations from across the globe. $15

Spanish: Students taught  the language in such a way that they learn the grammar as well as how to communicate orally in the language. Teachers are native Spanish speakers. $15

Chess Club:  Chess has a proven positive effect on the behavior and academic performance of children.  It improves focus / concentration, decision-making, analytical skills, creativity, critical thinking, evaluation skills, pattern recognition, problem solving, strategic planning, synthesis, and time management.  Chess Club provides formal education in the game of chess, taking students from learning how the pieces move to winning games in a very short period of time.  Students are taught chess etiquette and rules, as well as phases of the game, basic checkmates, opening principles, tactics, and strategy.  The class uses a formal curriculum and progresses based on the skill level of the students.  It is designed for beginning to intermediate chess students.  Students are provided with curriculum material and online resources to practice and study at home.  Students are encouraged to play in local scholastic chess tournaments to test their skills and compete for individual and team awards. $15

Upper Art:  : The primary goal of the class is the development of an awareness and appreciation of the visual experience and of the limitless possibilities for making things of beauty and delight. $30

Knitting: This class is for beginners and more advanced students.  The fee will cover one skein of yarn and one set of needles and maybe a surprise or two.  Beginners will be working on the Grace Academy Scarf and more advanced students will be tackling socks. $20 This class is for grades 3-12 as well as parents.

Registration Forms

We’re SO sorry Google documents isn’t cooperating for downloading these forms!  If you need forms- please email us and we will send them to you via email.

You can email Holly: mensrea320@aol.com

Or  Brooke: Brookegreenstreet2003@gmail.com

Thanks for your patience!

Are you hoping to join us after the new year?  We hope you will!  We have some great classes.  You may register for all four hours or even just one!

Here is what you will need to do:

Take a look at the schedule.  Classes with a strike through LIKE THIS  are full.  We try to keep this as up to date as possible.  THE LINK BELOW WILL NOT SHOW FULL CLASSES ONLY THE TAB ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE WILL DO THIS!

Download and print ALL forms (registration, mission statement, policies) and mail all your paper work to our own Holly Hodge (Registrar Extraordinaire!) .  For her address you will need to contact her via email: mensrea320@aol.com

Please pay for your classes with a check payable to Grace Academy at the time of registration.

The $25 fee for each semester is per family not per student.

The supply fees are per semester, not month.

So if I had one child taking one class which had a $15 supply fee I would write my check for $40 to Grace Academy ($25+$15).  If I had three children taking one class a piece with a supply fee of $15 I would write a check for $70 to Grace Academy ($25 reg. fee +$15+$15+$15).

All of our documents are listed below.  The links will take you to Google documents.

You can also see our schedule by clicking on the tab at the top of our website that says “our schedule.”

Schedule

Class Descriptions

Mission Statement

Registration Form

Code of Conduct

(MOSTLY) FULL

We are truly blessed!  Grace Academy is just about full for the fall semester!

 

We have openings in middle/high school level classes:

Medieval Times

Astronomy

Speech and Debate

Chess Club

Spanish

Photography

And a few spots left in lower level classes:

Home Ec

Life Skills

P.E.

American Government

 

We are SO very excited to meet all of our new families.

 

If you wanted to join Grace but are disappointed to see the classes are full we hope you will join us for our field trips planned this semester, get to know new friends and plan on joining us in the Spring.

If you would like to register for Grace Academy for the Fall you have a couple options:

1. Print your forms and mail them in to us. (email us for mailing address)

2.  Bring your forms to a park or beach day and hand them to us.  (though I wouldn’t recommend waiting too long so that your children don’t lose spots in the classes they wish to take!)

All the forms you need to register are here.  They need to be printed and signed.  The fees for the classes can be found on the class descriptions and the registration fee for each family is $25.

Code of Conduct

Registration Form

Mission Statement

Student Spotlight Form

In case you need to see them again:

Classes that have strike through text like THIS  are full.

Fall 2012 Schedule

Class Descriptions