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Media Design Computer Applications (High School)
Economics/Personal Finance
Foundations for High School & Study Skills



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












MEDIA DESIGN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
Grade level: 9th - 12th


This 30 week, project based course will use all Microsoft Office has to offer to create business type documents, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, and publications. The skills will enhance assignments in other courses and help prepare students to produce college level work. We will explore Google Drive, photo editing, mind maps and other technology tools available on the internet. Internet safety and etiquette will be addressed. Projects will include but are not limited to resumes, newsletters, webpages, databases, organizational tools, and marketing tools. 

Required Text:
Microsoft Office 2016 including WORD, POWERPOINT, and EXCEL and PUBLISHER. 
Students must bring laptop or equivalent to class each week.

Tuition*:
$325 per year. Must be paid in 1, or 2 postdated checks to Betty Albert: July 1st and October 1st. 
Non-refundable after July 1. Payment arrangements to be made with tutor.
Lab/ Supply Fee:
$75 per year.  Non-refundable




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.


Tutor: Rich Rundlett
Email: RRundlett@yahoo.com
Phone: (901) 326-9072

“I find teaching to be both a joy and a privilege for me.   With 25 years of Wall Street Experience and an MBA in International Finance, I feel uniquely qualified to assist your child by helping them learn about Economics and Personal Finance.  I am also a homeschool dad of two children, so I understand the challenges we parents face on a daily basis.  My goal is simply to assist you by providing your child with a firm understanding of the principles we are studying and getting them to see how these topics directly relate to their lives.  I also hope to inspire them with the knowledge that their future opportunities are bright! I thank you in advance for giving me the opportunity to work with your child.”


ECONOMICS / PERSONAL FINANCE
Course Prerequisites:  Students in the 10th-12th grades

Everything in these classes will directly apply to the student’s life.  We will pull our discussion points right from the news headlines and real life situations.  In the first semester – Economics – we will discuss basic economic principles which have made America a great country as well as other important economic philosophies from around the globe.  In the second semester – Personal Finance – we will focus on financial accountability and provide the student with the steps necessary for them to have a foundation in which they will be able to start their adult life on the right financial foot and ultimately enjoy a life of financial independence.

Required Materials and Text:
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell (5th edition)
and

Tuition*:
$325 per student.  May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Rich Rundlett, postdated for July 1st and October 1st.
Please arrange payment directly with Tutor.
*Non-refundable after July 1st.

Supply Fee:
$50 Non-refundable. 

*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.


Tutor: Suzanne Pike     
Email: writewithhope@gmail.com
Phone: 901-606-3331







FOUNDATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL & STUDY SKILLS
Course Prerequisites: 7th-9th Grade

This course is also available as an online course. Students enrolling in online course MUST be enrolled in at least one additional on-site course. The online course is open to 8th-12th grade.

May be taken alongside other 7th-9th grade English course work or as a stand alone course.

This class will provide a fun, confidence-building classroom experience that will build a strong foundation for high school level work. This is not a homework-heavy class. Students will work practically with their homework from other classes and home-based coursework. There will be 1-2 short essays per semester with most of the work done primarily in class.

Organization:
• Organize binders, notes, and daily work 
• Improved comprehension, Greater confidence, and strong independence in academic workload
• Create daily student-led study plans
• Real-time skill building using current coursework as the basis of weekly lessons 
• Navigating online lesson plans with schoology

• Accessing valuable tools that streamline the students' homework experience

PLUS English Skills Covered:
• Organizing/sequencing ideas
• Improving sentence structure
• Developing strong paragraphs
• How to answer essay questions
• Grammar review
• Editing/proofreading

• Word processing/keyboarding

Practicing best work in the classroom and at home:
• Learn how to be an active classroom participant
• Practice taking notes in multiple formats

• Note-Taking from Textbooks and Lectures

Required Materials:
2 inch, solid 3 ring binder
pens
pencils
highlighters
one unopened package of notebook paper

Online Course Option:
Tuition $375 a year, paid in one or two post-dated checks to Suzanne Pike, July 1 and October 1
Supply Fee with Technology Fee included: $150 due at registration

Tuition*$375 a year, paid in one or two post-dated checks to Suzanne Pike, July 1 and October 1

Supply Fee: $75

*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.





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) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting 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.