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SCHEDULE & CLASSES

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Below are the draft schedules for the 2024-25 schedule. 

Middle & High School students may apply for afternoon sessions now. Elementary students will choose their afternoon classes at the parent meetings. 

READ THE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND VIEW THE SCHEDULES BEFORE YOU APPLY!

SCBC Homeschool Fellowship

2024-25 Co-op Class Description

This packet describes some key points of the co-op. Classes are tentative and may be added or deleted based on student enrollment & teacher availability. Each class has a list of classes tentatively being offered followed by a description of the courses. We usually require a minimum of 5 students to run a class. We may institute class number limits as well. To help ensure your child's placement in a certain class, complete your registration sooner than later.

APPLICATION: You will apply online through the link on our website. Be sure you read all provisions, complete all the information, and make your class selections. If accepted into co-op, you will be billed for your classes. Make your payment by the deadline required. A copy of your application will be automatically sent to you.

MANDATORY PARENT MEETINGS: We require all families-new and returning-to attend one of our parent meetings. Here, we will review procedures, procedures, sign parent agreements, and answer questions. The parent meeting dates will be updated as soon as we set them.

ALLERGIES & SPECIAL NEEDS: If your child(ren) has/have allergies or special needs, please let us know. We need to be able to communicate student needs to the teachers. We ask about learning differences so we may prepare to assist your child(ren) to the best of our abilities. We provide snacks for our youngest members. Occasionally, we provide snacks in the older grades. In addition, we have cooking classes and parties during the year. We are a nut free and peanut free co-op. These items should never be brought to any co-op event.

ADDITIONAL FEES: Certain classes will require additional fees due to special supplies that are needed. These include science classes with labs and Theater. Once you are enrolled, you will be invoiced for any extra amounts due.

COURSE MATERIALS: Some courses will require you to purchase the textbooks. We will advise you of these as co-op gets closer to starting.

PHOTOGRAPHY: We will take pictures of you and your children throughout the year. You will be asked to consent to photos being posted on our private Facebook group, on our website, or in the church. You and your children will also have pictures taken for our yearbook, which you will be offered an opportunity to purchase.

PREREQUISITES: Certain classes have pre-requisites or grade level restrictions. Read the description before applying for any class to make sure your child qualifies for this class. Your child cannot be enrolled in a class if the pre-requisites are not met. Any questions should be emailed to us at scbchsf@gmail.com.

Morning Session

Nursery-PreK

If you have children in Kindergarten or older, we welcome your young ones. Kids between Nursery-PreK will remain in their classrooms except for PE or outside time. There may be some structured learning but that will be up to the leaders in that classroom.

Kindergarten

This class will have learning activities appropriate for this age group. Students will learn art, math, science, geography, music, PE, reading, and Bible. All activities are reinforced by a themed letter of the day. Families will be asked to bring in a school supply box, which will remain at the co-op from the beginning to the end. In addition, the teachers will request items periodically.

Grades 1 and 2

Grades 1 and 2 will switch classes at week 13, except for PE, which is a yearlong course. NEW THIS YEAR! Students get to choose between PE and Health First Semester and PE and Community Helpers Second Semester.

 

Art: Basic concepts in drawing, painting, crafts and more will be used to make your child's creativity blossom. This is a 12-week class. Both grades have Art First Semester.

 

Music: This is a first step in teaching students a love for learning and hearing different types of music. The exact focus of this class is being developed but may include making instruments; learning about different composers and genres of music. This is a 12-week class. Both grades will have Music Second Semester.

 

PE: The goal in this class is to get the students moving. Concepts in game playing, teamwork, stretching and safe & fun exercises are emphasized. This is a year-round class for both grades.

 

Community Helpers: Students will learn about important figures who serve their community. This includes fire fighters, police, doctors, pastors and more. This 12-week class is offered in the Second Semester only.

 

Health: Learning how to take care of our bodies is important. Students will learn about healthy eating habits; caring for their teeth, skin, and hair; elements of safety and good manners. This 12-week class is offered as an alternative to PE in the First Semester only.

World Geography: Students will learn about the world around them. Topics will include landforms, how to find things on a map, and weather in general. Students will learn about the continents, oceans, states & capitals as they look at geography from afar and at a local level. Both grades will have this 12-week class First Semester.

Science Experiments: Like getting hands on with your education? This class is all about keeping young hands busy and engaged. The focus of this class is to learn about science and see how it works. Want to see walking water? Grow crystals? See how to make a hurricane? Maybe you love volcanos and want to grow some plants. Any of these are possible in this class! Both grades will have this 12-week class Second Semester.

 

 

Grades 3 and 4

Grades 3 and 4 will have PE year-round. They will switch from Musical Instruments to Art in week 13 as these are 12-week courses. NEW THIS YEAR! Students get to choose between PE and Health first semester and PE and Fun Fooding Second Semester.

 

Art: Anything is possible in the class! From painting, drawing and charcoal to crafting, coloring and pastels, art is beautiful and messy. Students will learn basic art concepts while producing nice work for their parents’ walls. Both grades will have this 12-week class Second Semester.

Musical Instruments: This is a first step in teaching students a love for learning and hearing different types of instruments. The exact focus of this class is being developed but may include making instruments; learning to use the recorder; and the different categories of instruments. Both grades will have this 12-week class First Semester.

 

PE: Students will work on warm-ups, stretching, physical exercise and team building games. This will include outside time when the weather is appropriate. This is a year-round class for both grades.

Health: Body & Soul: Learning how to be healthy is important for all kids. Students will learn about body systems, proper fitness, good hygiene, and what God says about spiritual health. This 12-week class is an alternate to PE and is offered only in First Semester.

 

Fun Fooding: What is a calorie? How many calories equals a pound? Is a 100-calorie bag of chips the same as 100 calories of grapes? Students in this class will learn about healthy foods; they will learn about healthy options to popular products. Topics will include talks of sugar, proteins, healthy nutrients and portion sizes. And, students will learn about “franken” foods versus real, clean foods. This 12-week class is an alternate to PE and is offered only in Second Semester.

 

Science: This class is being developed. Designed to engage students, this class will teach students about God’s creation. By using discussions, videos, hands-on learning and fun content, students will see how their Creator uses science to teach them about His world.  Both grades will have this 12-week class First Semester.

Social Studies: While still being developed, this class will explore history and geography. The focus will be on the United States and Maryland. This is a 12-week class. Both 3rd & 4th Grades will have Social Studies Second Semester.

 

Grade 5

 

Grade 5 will have Science and American Government year-round. This is to prepare them for middle school. NEW THIS YEAR! Students get to choose to take a year-round class or a 12-week class for hour 2. Students may choose between American Government or Health in the First Semester and American Government or World Geography in the Second Semester. They may choose to take American Government year-round.

 

Art: The focus of this class is for students to learn the basics of art, to form an appreciation of various art forms and methods, and to create beautiful pieces of art using various methods.  Grade 5 will have this 12-week class First Semester.

Health & Nutrition: Learning how to take care of our bodies is important. Students will learn about healthy eating habits; caring for their teeth, skin, and hair; elements of safety and good manners. This is a 12-week class. Grade 5 may choose to take H&N First Semester only.  

Living Literature: Combining books, crafts and movies will make this a fun class. Teachers will select books, use crafts and show students how to read and learn from literature. Students may learn how to do book reports from the books they read. Grade 5 will have this 12-week class First Semester.

World Geography: Understanding how to use a map, using a compass, and learning about the world will make this class fun for students. Cultures, landforms, and countries will be examined. Grade 5 may choose to take this 12-week class Second Semester only.  

Science: Learning about the natural world God created helps students love and care for what they have been given. This class will be developed over the coming months, but will present students with hands-on learning, experiments, engaging discussions and opportunities to learn more about science. This is a year-round class.

American Government: It is an election year, so this is the perfect time for students to learn about the Constitution, how our government was formed and why we have laws. This class will help students understand very basic laws and see how our country was formed. This year-round class is combined with middle school.

Middle School & High School

 

Middle School will have year-round classes. They will not combine with high school except in a few afternoon classes. American Government is combined with 5th grade. All middle school classes are year-round unless otherwise indicated.

 

High School will have year-round classes except for Victus Study Skills and Public Speaking. NEW THIS YEAR! High School classes will be 90 minutes long in the morning.         

 

Middle School Classes

Heroes of Faith: Students will learn about the people who made names for themselves because of their dedication to Christ. Students will learn about martyrs, missionaries and other faith walkers. Using the Torchlighter’s series and Not Consumed curriculum, students will revel in stories of history, faith and triumph. Offered in Hour 1.

Maryland History. What do you know about the Old Line State? This class will teach students about Maryland history, geography, foods, and landscape. Students will get to taste Maryland foods, learn about the government, and culture of certain regions. Offered in Hour 1. This is a 12-week class in First Semester.

World Geography & Cultures: Understanding how to use a map, using a compass, and learning about the world will make this class fun for students. Cultures, landforms, and countries will be examined. Offered in Hour 1. This is a 12-week class in Second Semester.

American Sign Language: Need a foreign language requirement? Want to learn how to speak with your hands? Did you know that sign language has its own grammar components? Did you know that facial expressions and body language are key? Come learn ASL and walk away with a new language. Year-round class offered Hour 1.

American Government: It is an election year, so this is the perfect time for students to learn about the Constitution, how our government was formed and why we have laws. This class will help students understand very basic laws and see how our country was formed. Middle School only. Year-round class offered in Hour 2.

Art: Students will get creative with different mediums, methods, and patterns of art. Be prepared to learn about art periods, types of art mediums, and specific artists.  The focus of this class is being developed but your creative side will come out in this fun class led by excited teachers who love art. Year-round and offered in Hour 2.

Computer Literacy: Are you computer literate? Do you know how to form a Word Doc, create a PowerPoint or use Excel? What about Coding – can you do it? This course will help you build strong computer skills and learn how to use technology, which is vital in the digital age. Use of a laptop is required. Middle School only. Offered in Hour 2.

Science: Specifics are to be determined. Students will study from texts to learn general science concepts. Topics may include physical science, general science, astronomy, anatomy or botany. Details will be announced later. Middle School only. Offered in Hour 3.

Life Skills: Everything a middle schooler should know before going to high school; well, maybe. This class will tap into some fun topics that are aimed to help students gain self-sufficiency. Specific topics will be developed, but field trips are likely, so students get hands-on experience with certain tasks. Middle School only. Offered in Hour 3.

Bible: Do you know what faith is? Why do we believe what we believe? Do you know how to defend or explain your faith? Let’s dig into the Bible and learn what God has for us. Middle School only. Offered in Hour 3.

High School Classes

Culinary Arts I & II: Get a step ahead in the kitchen. Learn some basics, some techniques and enjoy the fruits of your kitchen labor! Go beyond baking boxed brownies or frying an egg. Learn the science behind cooking and sample your work. This class may oversee providing a meal for co-op on occasion.  **Culinary Arts II is for students who previously took Cooking or Culinary Arts and want to continue building the skills they learned in those classes.** High School only. Class size is limited to TEN (10) students. Offered in Hour 2.

Apologia Marine Biology w/lab: Apologia’s Marine Biology course is one of the few homeschool science courses that include an entire education on ecology. It gives students self-directed learning tools to ensure that they thrive and master key science concepts. God designed the earth’s intricate ecosystem for his glory and the needs of those He created, and it is crucial for Christians in our day to accurately understand the ocean’s ecosystems and resources and how we can best steward them. (Description from Apologia.com). High School only. **Students must have passed Biology with a grade of C or better.** Offered in Hour 1.

Apologia Chemistry w/lab: Give your student a firm understanding of the basics of chemistry with Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition textbook. Sixteen modules cover measurement & units, atoms & molecules, atomic structure, molecular structure, polyatomic ions and molecular geometry, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and more. Lessons integrate "on your own" questions to check for review and comprehension throughout the lesson, as well as examples, tables, and images where helpful. Modules end with a "study guide" that includes review questions and practice questions, along with answers to the "on your own" questions. (Description from Christianbook.com.) High School only. **Students must have taken Algebra I AND passed Biology with a C or better.** Offered in Hour 1.

Apologia Biology w/lab: This high school biology course is designed to be the homeschool student’s first high school science class and is college-prep. Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, is a foundational course that covers everything students need to prepare successfully for a college-level biology course. High School Only. Eighth Grade students may take this with permission only. Offered in Hour 2.

 

Art: Students will get creative with different mediums, methods, and patterns of art. Be prepared to learn about art periods, types of art mediums, and specific artists.  The focus of this class is being developed but your creative side will come out in this fun class led by excited teachers who love art. Year-long class offered in Hour 2.

 

Victus Study Skills: In this class, students will learn proven methods to help them study better. This 12-week course will help students learn materials using a system of learning that focus on components so students can remember and use content better. More information can be found at: Study Skills System. High School only. Offered in Hour 2 in the First Semester as a 12-week class.

Introduction to Public Speaking: Students learn the fundamental skills of public speaking, and they have opportunities to practice what they have learned as they present four speeches: self-introduction, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive. The course teaches about each type, provides video of students presenting them, and gives students time to present their own speeches and evaluate one another. (Description from Cathy Duffy Reviews.) For more information, go to: Speech Boot Camp. High School only. Offered in Hour 2 in the Second Semester as a 12-week class.

American Sign Language: Need a foreign language? Want to learn how to speak with your hands? Did you know that sign language has its own grammar components? Did you know that facial expressions and body language are key? Come learn ASL and walk away with a new language. Offered in Hour 2.

Afternoon Session

 

Middle & High School Only

We plan to offer classes for elementary school, but we will do sign-ups for them later

Cooking: Learn your way around the kitchen. Students will learn about chopping, dicing, mincing, and slicing, among other skills. Students will learn about different cooking methods while preparing simple, yet tasty dishes each week. Middle School only. Class size is limited to TEN (10) students. Offered as a 12-week course in both semesters. Offered at 1 pm.

IEW: This class will be developed in the coming months – depending on enrollment and level of learners. The focus is sharpening reading and writing skills with an additional focus on vocabulary. This course will help create strong writers. Middle School and High School. Year-round class. Offered at 1 pm.

 

American History: Students will learn about the history of America from its very beginnings to modern day happenings. The curricula and materials will be developed in the coming months. High School only. Year-round class. Offered at 1 pm.

Apologia Health: This homeschool high school health and nutrition curriculum explores the physical, social, mental, and spiritual concepts that are needed for a healthy lifestyle. With detailed illustrations and photos, clear explanations, and enhanced readability, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition will prepare high school students for college-level studies as well as life beyond the classroom. Students will learn how to use the fitness portion to help them maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle. Apologia Health is for High School only. Year-round class. Offered at 1 pm.

 

Theater: This class is all about drama-theater, acting, and performance. This class will involve music, planning and preparing a performance while encouraging teamwork. Middle & High School students. Year-round class. Offered at 2 pm.

Financial Literacy: It’s crucial that the next generation learns the truth about money before they leave the nest. This curriculum was designed to save you time and energy while equipping your students with the tools they need for a successful launch into the real world (from the publisher). Middle & High School students. Year-round class. Offered at 1 pm for Middle School and at 2 pm for High School. 

American Foundations: This class will focus on founding documents of the United States. We will study the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We will study the election process and the electoral college. 1st Semester. Offered at 2 pm for Middle School & High School.

Health & Fitness: This class will teach middle schoolers how to be healthy by examining body systems, exercising, discussing good hygiene, manners and proper body care. Middle School only. Year-round class. Offered at 2 pm.

Yearbook & Journalism: Want to help capture memories of this school year? Have an interest in photography, writing, and content organization? This might be the class for you. This may not appear on the regular schedule but will be worked on throughout the year.  High School only. Year-round class. Offered at 2 pm.

STEAM: Calling everyone who loves STEAM. This popular class will speak to those who love hands on fun while learning in the STEAM field. Sign up and get ready to have some learning fun. Middle School only. Year-round class. Offered at 2 pm.

Other potential afternoon courses: Fiberworks and Games

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