Community Bartlett classes

Community is opening a brand new ADDITIONAL location in Bartlett!
We are excited to offer the following 2017-2018 classes on THURSDAYS to the Bartlett homeschool community at Community Bartlett!  See the schedule and class descriptions below. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available on January 31st HERE.




Community Bartlett class descriptions:


Middle School Science
Recommended for 6th - 8th grade students
Thursday at 9:30a to 11a

Email: beckyballard@me.com
Phone: 812.989.9315








This course is a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences, covering such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. This course is an excellent preparation for high school sciences and will be divided into a 2 year program of Life Science and Physical Science. The required text will be used for both courses, incorporating unit studies, in-class experiments and group projects around the modules in the curriculum as well as a yearly science fair. 

These courses are designed to flow one into the other but can also serve as a stand-alone. 


"As the homeschool mom of a middle schooler that loves Science, I want him to have the best, most positive experience with study. Not rushing through a large volume is both cost- effective for me and helps my student to digest the curriculum." ~ Beth, Community parent



Required Text:
Students will need a textbook for classroom use. A CD-ROM will not suffice for the purposes of this class.

Tuition:
$375* per year. Payment in 1 or 2 postdated checks to Becky Ballard for July 1 and November 1 due upon registration.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Deposit/ Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 

Curriculum may be purchased at Gateway Curriculum Center for a discount when enrolled in classes at Community!


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.


"I could not be more pleased with our son’s learning and development in the area of science under Rebecca Ballard in the General Science course. Our son is challenged weekly & happy about it. He is excited about science and looks forward to this class. Every week, he “downloads” to us all the great things he learned and is learning."
~ Josh, Community parent



Visual Art for Middle School Students
Recommended for 6th - 8th grade students
Thursday at 11:30a to 1p

Tutor: Paul Miller 
Email: easeltown@gmail.com
Cell: (901)652-6368
Website: www.easeltown.com

Middle school students will experience classical drawing instruction through a variety of media and techniques guided by developmentally appropriate topics. In addition, they will begin to see the relationships between the work of historical and contemporary artists as they make connections to their influences on art today. They will begin to develop the vocabulary needed to discuss not only their artwork, but the artwork of others. Past projects have included using oil pastels to create a self-portrait, making a viewfinder to better understand composition, painting to understand color value and more!

Tuition: $350* for the year. 1 or 2 postdated checks for July 1 and October 1 due upon registration.
Supply fee: $50 Non-refundable fee & due at registration to hold your child’s spot.

Class size minimum set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.


"Paul is my kids’ favorite. They love his class."  ~ Community parent from a recent survey




SPANISH I  
Course Prerequisites: None
8th grade and up.
Thursday at 1:15p to 2:45p



Spanish Tutor: Jill Niess

Email: gjniess@hotmail.com

Phones: 901 687-6911




"I have taught Spanish for many years in both private schools and to homeschool students. I am passionate about missions and regularly lead trips to Spanish speaking countries. My goal as a tutor is to get my students excited about Spanish. I look forward to tutoring your wonderful children this year at Community!   ~ Jill


Spanish Year 1 excellently presents grammar and conversation skills. Easy-to-follow explanations, detailed examples, and abundant application exercises promote meaningful use of the language. Interactive games and class activities reinforce the lessons.


Required Materials and Text:
Por Todo El Mundo 1A & 1B
Spanish I Vocab Manual 

(Links are for reference only. This curriculum may be found elsewhere and at a lower cost.)

Tuition*:
$350 per year. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Jill Niess, postdated July 1 and October 1.
Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Supply Fee:


$50 nonrefundable.

Class size minimum set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.





Math Tutor: Betty Albert
Email: mydogsatemyhomework@yahoo.com
Phone: 901-387-2351


"Ms. Betty makes even the toughest subjects engaging and interesting. She is a true teacher at heart!" Community parent from a recent survey





Pre-Algebra
Thursday at 1:15p to 2:45p

Required Materials and Text:
Tuition*:
$350 per year. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Betty Albert, postdated July 1 and October 1.
Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Deposit/ Supply Fee:

$50 Non-refundable. 
Class size minimum set at 6 registered students.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.


Algebra 1  
Pre-requisites: Pre-Algebra
Thursday at 11:30a to 1p

AND
Tuition*:
$350 per year. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Betty Albert postdated July 1 and October 1.
Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Deposit/ Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. 
Class size minimum set at 6 registered students.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



Algebra 2 
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1
Thursday at 9:30a to 11a


Tuition*:
$350 per year. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Betty Albert, postdated July 1 and October 1.
Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Deposit/ Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. 
Class size minimum set at 6 registered students.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



PUBLIC SPEAKING  
Course Prerequisites: Students in 9th-12th grades 

Tutor: Beth Vess

Email: gardengurl120@aol.com

Phone: 901-628-5115



Speech and Debate are your KEYS to:
• Communication Skills
• Scholarships
• Leadership and
• Character Building





Your home school student will be empowered with leadership and speaking skills. Your student will participate in learning how to write, present  and evaluate speeches in a classroom setting. Speech at Community will include mock trials, platform speaking, original oratory, persuasive speeches, literary interpretations, humorous and dramatic speeches. Community students may be eligible to participate in award-winning Speech and Debate Clubs in the Home school/Memphis area. Excellent start for NCFCA competition. 
This class counts as 1 full credit for high school students.

"Amberleigh has had a great year and learned so much! Thank you!"
~ Pam, Community parent

Required Materials and Text:
Tuition*:
$325 per student. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Beth Vess, postdated July 1 and October 1. 
Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. 

PLEASE NOTE*: Due to the participatory nature of this class, it is set at a minimum class size of 10 registered students. *All fees will be held until minimum is met.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.




British Literature with Composition and Analysis
Course Prerequisites: Students in 11th-12th grades 

Tutor: Beth Vess

Email: gardengurl120@aol.com

Phone: 901-628-5115


This Literature class is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have successfully completed early high school English Writing and Grammar courses. There will be strong literary analysis writing assignments included in this course. This class is designed to delve deeper into excellent literature and will include an extensive selection of classic British literature, plays, shorts stories and poetry along with literary analysis writing. Literature selections will include works by Eliot, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, Shelley, and other excellent British classics. 

Class Requirements:
• Must have daily access to the internet and printer
• Summer Reading: Comprehensive list provided upon registration
• Purchase literature books: Comprehensive list provided upon registration


Tuition*: $375 a year, paid in one or two postdated checks to Beth Vess, July 1 and October 1
Supply Fee: $75 includes curriculum, non-refundable


Class size minimum set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.


*All fees are non-refundable after July 1, 2016 unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.





CHEMISTRY

Course Prerequisites: 9th - 12th grade. 
*Must have completed Algebra.


Tutor: Kellye Albritton

Email: wutasavior@aol.com

Phone: 901-338-8429










A 30 week course focusing on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter. Critical thinking.  Understanding and expressing chemical reactions. Includes weekly labs. Topics include atoms and molecules, classifying matter, chemical equations, Stoichiometry, Polyatomic Ions, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, reduction and oxidation reactions, etc.

"Thank you Ms. Kellye for the past three years you have devoted to teaching my son science. We love ya!"
~ Heather, Community parent

Required Text:

Tuition:
$425* per year. Must be paid in 1, or 2 post dated checks to Kellye Albritton for July 1st and October 1st.
Non-Refundable after July 1. 

Deposit/Lab Fee:
$60 per year.  Non-refundable
Lab fee includes all lab supplies needed for the course including use of 
microscopes, slides, and all lab equipment. Daily schedules and handouts are also included.



This course is eligible as an Honors Track. Contact tutor for more info.

Curriculum may be purchased at Gateway Curriculum Center for a discount when enrolled in classes at Community!



*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.






Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family).
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).
Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees are paid. Registrants must send supply fee immediately and tuition checks within 14 days of registration to hold classes and avoid having to restart the registration process.

All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.

Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.