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Admirals - 9th-12th

1st Hour

 

Biology Dissection - This class provides a hands-on experience allowing students to observe anatomical structures directly through dissecting different animal specimens. The goal of the class is to learn anatomy through observations, dissections, and proper surgical techniques while handling specimens in a safe manner. This course will also incorporate animal diagrams, body systems overview, and safety procedures. We will be dissecting a frog, various animal eyeballs, a perch, and a shark.

Teacher: Livingston & Townsted

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $65

Highschool Art: Watercolor & Ceramics - Students will be exploring two mediums- watercolor and ceramics. In the watercolor portion, we will explore different forms of watercolor, watercolor paper, and brushes used for the task. We will examine different methods and styles. From liquid concentrate to tubes and pans, Arteza to Daniel Smith, Canson paper to Arches, from student grade to professional grade- we will look at what helps the most with learning the medium. We may also utilize gouache, zentangle, and lettering as time allows.
In the ceramics portion of the semester, we will unearth the versatile ancient industry of clay. Students will traverse the vast history and fascinating chemistry clay as they delve into the fundamentals of ceramics. They will explore the various tools and basic hand-building techniques utilized throughout the ages. Don't forget to roll up your sleeves! Students will apply their knowledge to create sculptures. These pieces will display their new skills and craftsmanship that let's them call themselves a ceramic artisan.
Students can expect to complete a minimum of 3-4 art projects during the semester. This class will repeat in the Spring with slight adaptations.

Teacher: Elledge & Byrd

Supplies: Smock, Button-up Tee, or extra big T-shirt is required to keep clothes clean.

Class Fee: $40

Forensic Science - We will learn about the field of Forensic Science through guest speakers, hands-on labs and video lessons. We will learn and work with tools of the trade. Subjects will include blood spatter patterns, footprints, fingerprints, hair analysis and more.

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teacher: Wilson & Trippel

Supplies: Pen or Pencil, Folder.

Class Fee: $15

Fundamentals of Flight - Fundamentals of Flight will teach students the magic (and science) of flight. Broad topic areas will include aeronautics, aerodynamics, and aeronautical decision making. A basic understanding into what pilots know, what pilots understand, and how pilots think & feel. Each class will be broken down into three sections: 1. Start by answering thought-provoking questions that are unique to aviation; 2. Discuss a main subject area; and 3. Conclude with a fascinating demonstration of a visual illusion. This class is intended to be an introductory, self-paced course with interactive visual demonstrations (and videos) to reinforce basic flight concepts. An overview of specific subject areas for this class: Newton’s Laws, Bernoulli’s Principles, Aircraft Performance, Airplanes vs. Helicopters, Weight & Balance, Preflight & Weather, Aeronautical Decision Making & In-Flight Emergencies, and Risk Management.

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teachers: Cagle

Supplies:  Paper, Pencil.

Class Fee: $10

You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights - Designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights and, through study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases and the exploration of their own opinions, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives. All court cases, examples and information discussed will be taken from the Critical Thinking Co. workbook titled "You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases".
This class will consist mainly of Socratic-type discussions and mutual inquiry; not competitive or argumentative debate.

Teacher: Phillips

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $8

2nd Hour

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction - Join us as we create miniature weapons out of basic household items. In each class, we'll get the opportunity to test our weapons via target practice and launches!

This class will repeat in the Spring.
Teacher: Schlagel & Figueroa

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $15

Survival Skills Bootcamp - Join our adrenaline-packed Survival Skills class and master the art of thriving in any emergency! Learn compass navigation, fire starting, shelter building, water purification, foraging, first aid, and more. Led by Mrs. JoAn, a seasoned adventurer with captivating tales from backpacking and hiking along the Appalachian Trail, and occasional training from her husband, a former U.S. Marine. Get ready for hands-on learning outdoors and be prepared for anything that comes your way! 

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teacher: Stead

Supplies: Provided through class fee for each student to use/keep: compass, whistle, fire starter, paracord, emergency blanket, water filtration device, and hand-crank flashlight.

Class Fee: $40

Intro to Basic Vehicle Maintenance - This class will introduce students to basic automotive safety, care, inspection, and maintenance. The course will provide students the ability to identify major vehicle parts, tools, and their functions including location and inspection of Manual, fuse box, jack, spare tire, tire inspection, battery, oil, coolant, brake, clutch, and power steering fluids. Maintaining these often overlooked areas will prevent unsafe conditions, untimely breakdowns and save money.

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teacher: Miller

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $15

Breakout Box - This class will be utilizing BreakoutEDU.com kits and games. Instead of trying to escape a room, you will be trying to break into a set of locked boxes. You will need to think creatively and use your critical thinking skills to solve the puzzles with a variety of ciphers and clues that will unlock many different types of locks. The class will be divided into teams, and you will have to work together to get into your box before the other group!

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teacher: McGouirk

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $20

Anyone Can Draw - This class will teach you to draw what you see. We will learn about line, form, negative space, shading, some art history and more. You will get out of it what you put into it so be prepared to do assignments for each class. All that is required is a good attitude and a desire to learn.

This class will repeat in the Spring.

Teacher: Buskett

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $25

3rd Hour

PE: Sports and Games - Time to move! Participate in fun games and activities with your class.

Teacher: Crawford

Supplies: Please wear tennis shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as PE is held outside, and bring a snack from home to enjoy.

Lego Club - Using specially designed BricQ Motion Prime Lego sets, students will explore the physical science of sports and engineering. Students will collaborate to accomplish build challenges, test them out, and analyze changes in motion.

Teacher: Brandy Taylor 

Supplies: None

Class Fee: $15

Strategy Games - Come engage your mind in both classic and lesser known board games. We will have a game or theme of the week, and will play everything from Chess to Catan, Clue to Battleship, and many more! All games will have a strong strategic element, so come prepared to devise your plans to conquer your friends!

Teacher: Skutt & Ares

Supplies: Students will be asked to bring specific games from home each class, if they have them.

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