HIGH SCHOOL  2022-2023 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS*

*Notes: Class information and availability is subject to change until the school year begins. Teachers listed may be subject to change and a co-teacher will be added to any classes currently listed with only one teacher.

9:00 a.m. choices

  • Algebra 2 
    Teacher(s): Amanda Fleenor. Limit 10 students. Prerequisite Algebra 1. We will be using Math-U-See. Will be covering exponents, radicals, ratios, scientific notation, factoring polynomials, imaginary numbers, cubes, Pascal’s triangle, binomial theorem, quadratic formula, discriminants, percents, unit multipliers, motion, distance, conic sections, systems of equations and vectors. Student book ISBN: 9781608263431 Math-U-See.
  • Writing Comp/Debate/Public Speaking
    Teacher(s): Aubrey Cassell. Limit 10 students. This will be a class where students will continue learning how to improve writing skills plus learn how to speak and debate in public settings. The students will be reading their papers aloud to practice speaking in front of others. They will have papers on specific topics that they will write and debate. Through this class they will learn how to better express and communicate through these different ways. This class is geared more toward 10th-12th grade. 

10:30 a.m. choices
  • Economics & Government
    Teacher(s): Kathleen Parker. Limit 10 students. American Government portion: This course will provide students with a foundational understanding of the principles and functions of the United States Government. We will cover such topics as the Constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, and the details of the political system at a national, state, and local level. We will use the book "Painless American Government" by Jeffrey Strausser as a guide, along with some research and writing assignments, and weekly discussion. Economics portion: In this course, the students will learn what economics is, how it plays a part in their daily lives, and how it affects the world around them. We will cover such topics as the role of government, supply and demand, free trade, minimum wage, and deficit spending. We will use the book "Easily Understood Economics" by Richard Proctor PhD. 
  • Chemistry/Lab
    Teacher(s): Melissa Repko, Cassie Brickey. Limit 10 students. Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 3rd Edition. This is a study of measurements, units, atoms, molecules, atomic structure, molecular structure, polyatomic ions, molecular geometry, stoichiometry, acid-based chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium and more. Student must be willing/capable for independent/assigned work during the week. Lab will be at least once a month at a different hour, TBD. Pre-requisite- Proficient with Algebra 1 and must be in 10th-12th grade. Student must be willing/capable for independent/assigned work during the week. Books and supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition. They will also need a notebook or folder and a lab folder. 

12:30 p.m. choices

  • U.S. History through Literature
    Teacher(s): Karen Butterworth, Jaclyn Crawford. Limit 10 students. This class will be an overview of the major periods and events of American history from early settlement to today. It will be supplemented with literature readings from the various time periods. 
  • Web design/Yearbook Staff
    Teacher(s): Lucy Roller. No student limit (within reason). Open to 8 th-12th graders. This class will teach the basics of layout and web design. The class will NOT require any coding nor will it teach any. In addition to learning web design and layout, the class would take on the KACHEA Yearbook as a class project, and design, layout and create the 2022-2023 KACHEA Yearbook for printing. Because all layout and design needs excellent photos, this elective class would be good for any students with an interest in photography. Likewise, because all layout and design also needs compelling content, this elective class would also be good for any students with an interest in copywriting, editing, creative writing or advertising. This course qualifies as a credited elective for high school students who may need an elective credit.