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CLASSES & TEACHERS

To join a class or club, simply send an e-mail to the contact name listed below.

FREE CLUBS & GROUPS: Want to start a group, class, or free club? Contact us through the Facebook page or email: communityhomeschoolcenter@gmail.com

CHC Board Members :

Amber Collier: soulcreativearts@gmail.com 

Kenneth Fleming: kenneth@sciencebetweenthepages.com
Suzanne Gose:  suzanne.gose@gmail.com

Lisa Lanning:  lisa.lanning@gmail.com

Angela Leggett: homeschooling.is.love@gmail.com

CHC Teachers and Club Contacts (2024 - 2025):

 

Amber Collier soulcreativearts@gmail.com -Dance and Ballet -I am a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling mother of 3 amazing children. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2003 and have always had an entrepreneurial spirit! My family has lived in College Station for 10 years, and I have taught ballet, locally, for the past 9. We are a Texas loving nature family! In my free time you will find me with family enjoying our ranch, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family! 

 

Abigail Castro risekidsrunclub@gmail.com - Run Club - I love the Lord and I'm a homeschool mama of 2!  I graduated from UTSA in 2005 with a degree in Special Education.  I have been running since the Fifth grade and participated in track and field and cross country.  I continue to run because I find running to be a rewarding outlet physically, mentally, and emotionally, (although challenging).  I love to work with kids and want to help give them tools to grow which is why I'm excited about run club!  I enjoy playing games with family and friends, being outdoors when it's cooler, art, crafts, and exploring new places!

Gabrielle Davis gabrielled99@protonmail.com - Pre School Classes - I am Gabrielle Davis, a local homeschooling mom of 9! I have 3 graduated so far (2 at A&M, 1 in the military), 1 in Heaven, 5 still homeschooling and I am a former kindergarten teacher at Bryan ISD. I have an Early Childhood/Elementary teaching degree from Texas A&M, Class of ‘99. I have homeschooled all of my children from the beginning and taught in many homeschool co-ops over the years from babies to high school. This is my 2nd year teaching at the CHC and I love it!!

Sharon Dickey sharondickey@bellsouth.net - ASL - American Sign Language:  I have taught or been involved with ASL for more than 20years. I have taught from kindergarten to adults. I have also been involved with deaf missions. Right now, I am working with my daughter for a Sign Language competition in music. 

 

Kenneth Fleming kenneth@sciencebetweenthepages.comScience - Dr. Kenneth Fleming has been teaching science in the Bryan/College Station community since 2009. His passion for understanding how people learn science inspired him to pursue graduate education at Texas A&M University.  His research narrowed to investigating how difference-makers in the informal science education community shape exhibits and experiences that support families learning science together outside the classroom.  As an adjunct faculty member at Texas A&M University, he continues to prepare current and future educators to work with young children and to teach science through hands-on activities.
 

Nicole Fleming nicole@sciencebetweenthepages.com - Science - Nicole's new science learning and teaching journey started in 2012 and as her oldest daughter grew and they continued to have more children, Nicole offered more and more science classes. One of Nicole's favorite things about teaching at the Community Homeschool Center is the freedom to teach topics that she is interested in and to share her excitement about God and His creation with so many families in the Brazos Valley.  This flexibility has given her the freedom to give credit for all these wonders to our magnificent God and Creator. 

Cheryl Flores heartartstudios@outlook.com - Art  - I have my BFA in Studio Art from SHSU. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to share my passion for the arts with children so after graduation I began working on my MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with Teaching Certification. Once certified I began teaching in public schools. While I LOVED being in the classroom inspiring all my budding artists, I soon realized that was not the right fit for me and my family. After some reflection, I decided to go out on my own, thus the fruition of Heart Art Studios was created and our homeschool journey begins!! My passion and love of creativity has stayed with me through everything I’ve taken on and that is what I hope to instill in your children - a creativity that runs so deep they can always have the confidence they need to tackle anything that comes their way. As an artist and educator, I realize the importance of allowing children to freely express themselves through their creative experiences in art. While learning the fundamentals of art, and the proper use of materials and techniques, students are guaranteed to grow as artists while having an enormous amount of fun.   

heartartstudios@outlook.com

www.HeartArtStudios.com


Maria Gonzalez terrazafamilia@gmail.com - Physical Education (P.E.) - Class will be held outside and the children will migrate toward the park-like area. If it rains or the weather is not looking favorable we will have class inside, unless the center is not permitting. If that is the case, class will be canceled for the day. Each week will focus on a different part of the body (lower, core, upper body) and this will start over monthly. The main goal with this is to make sure they learn good form and familiarize themselves with the stretches and workouts so that they may do this at home or on their own time correctly. Here is a summary of the monthly agenda. 1st 30-40 minutes of class: We will start off with stretching, drills, shutter runs followed by a workout: 1st Week - Lower Body: Squats, Lunges, Crab walk, etc. 2nd Week - Core: Sit-ups, Plank, Bicycle Crunch, etc. 3rd Week - Upper Body: Push Ups, Triceps Dips, Arm curls, etc.. 4th Week - Will get our steps in and walk the trails of Legends. This could include a scavenger hunt along the way for the smaller age class. I'm hoping they can take in nature and learn to love taking strolls. Last 20-30 minutes of class: After the "workout" session ends the class turns into a child-led P.E. class. There are opportunities and encouragement to practice jump rope, play basketball, and football, and/or just skate at the skate park or play at the park. Skates, skateboards, scooters, and bicycles are welcome. Please send your child with all safety attire needed to use their equipment. Class will be held outside. Please send your child with a bottle of water, a rain jacket if it's sprinkling, and sunscreen if needed. To avoid using the public restroom out in the park area please have your child use it inside of Legend Event Center (those are cleaner) before class. Classes start at $10/class for yearly payments plus a registration fee of $10 For more information and/or to sign up click the link  https://forms.gle/uK9imwpduqwc2MhH6

Suzanne Gose suzanne.gose@gmail.com - Spanish and Public Speaking - Suzanne (better known as Señora Gose) is a public school teacher turned homeschooler, and earned her degree in 1999.  That bachelors in Education, Public Speaking, Spanish, and English as a Second Language, plus a minor in religion gave her the springboard to teach many subjects, as well as encourage other mothers. Since 2002, she has been teaching Spanish and public speaking in the Brazos Valley. She and several other homeschooling mothers founded  the CHC in 2009. She is the happily married mother to five children, all homeschooled from the beginning with just two left to graduate. The lessons from her first classes in 2002 developed into the family business, FlipFlopSpanish.com and SpanishGeniuses.com. She travels the nation, giving workshops and seminars on various topics, as well as speaking on leadership panels and encouraging homeschoolers in every state.
 

Ashley Kinnard akinnard97@gmail.com - Writing and Literature - Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing in 1998. After working in business consulting for a few years, she began working for her alma mater in the Career Center and Mays Business School. Years of reading honors business applications, resumes, cover letters, and other essays opened her eyes to importance of communication through the written word. Later, as Ashley embarked on the homeschooling journey with her own four kids, she went though training courses on teaching writing composition, not only so she could help her own children excel, but to teach area homechoolers as well. Because literature helps students and adults understand their lives and the world around them, as well as develop imagination, and empathy, it has always been a focal point for her as a teacher. As a result, she has been teaching English classes, essay writing, and/or literature, for eight years at the CHC and a local co-op.

 

Chera Martin cheraleann@gmail.com Dance FUNdamentals - I am a Christian, homeschooling mom of 5. Originally from a small farming/ranching community in southern Colorado, our family chose Bryan/College Station to plant roots. Dance and movement are some of my favorite passions. I coached high school poms for 4 years and taught beginning ballet, jazz, and hip hop for 4 years with ages ranging from 2-18+. One of my previous passion projects was collaborating with my friend in Rwanda to teach a Traditional Rwandan Children’s Dance to our homeschool group in Colorado. I also teach mobility, balance, and flexibility classes. I graduated
from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and minors in Chemistry and Leadership Studies. I hope to add Math in Motion classes next fall for those kinesthetic learners! It is so refreshing to have a large homeschooling community and we look forward to getting more involved.

 

Carrie McClung teachercarrieBBA@gmail.com - German, Bible, WorldView -  I'm a mom of 3, homeschooler, business woman, teacher, and minister.  I was born and raised in Germany and speak it fluently.  My training is in Biblical Studies with several years on the mission field.  My husband and I have been married 20 years, minister locally,  and have a passion to see children, youth, and adults trained up and equipped for life and whatever the Lord calls them to. 

Lamar Ontko lamar.ontko@gmail.com - Art and Geography: Lamar is a homeschool mom with five children. Two have now graduated, leaving only boys at home. She has homeschooled for 13 years and taught Travel the World with Art for a decade.

Rachel Postma:
rpostmamt@gmail.com:
 A local homeschool graduate and is excited to teach homeschoolers about the beautiful world of music! After growing up in Bryan, Rachel moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, majoring in Music Therapy with a Minor in Psychology, and an emphasis in vocal studies. Since graduating in 2014, she has been working as a professional musician in BCS, teaching guitar, voice, ukulele and piano lessons, as well as practicing her specialty as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Occasionally you’ll see her performing at local events under the artist name, Bloem (pronounced Bloom). Sign

Christi Smith home2bluebonnets@gmail.com -  Science and History: I am excited to be entering my 23rd year of teaching this fall. I received my teaching degree from Texas Tech University in 2000 and have taught all ages in homeschool, co-op, private, and public school settings. I have four homeschooled kids ranging in age from seventeen to eleven. Teaching is my passion and helping others in their homeschooling journeys is my joy. I am excited about the opportunity to teach your students at the CHC on Wednesdays at our new location Legends Event Center.

Karen VonGonten: Karen.vongonten@gmail.com - Music Appreciation - I am a homeschool mom to 6 who loves music! As a child, I sang and tinkered at the piano. As a teen, I took on the clarinet and guitar. I have taught lessons of one kind or another for countless years (even teaching people to play instruments that I don’t play!) and have written and recorded hundreds of educational songs for children. I currently lead worship at my church and look forward to sharing my knowledge and love of music with your kids! 

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Class Descriptions (incoming for 2024 - 2025):

Check the Current Class Schedule and contact Teachers by clicking here. 

​​PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Letters and Numbers for Me: 12 pm Join us for a super fun, exciting and engaging class just for your 3-4 year old preschooler! We will learn all 26 letters of the alphabet (1 each week), numbers, colors, seasons, shapes, days of the week, months of the year, weather, etc plus read lots of books, sing lots of songs and create an amazing alphabet book to take home at the end of the year. It will be lots of fun!! This class is opened to all little boys and girls who are potty trained and ready to learn! Class time will be Wednesdays from 12-12:55. Go run errands, get groceries, grab a coffee or quick lunch with a friend. Think of this as Homeschool Mothers Day Out. Your littles will have fun and so will you!!

 

To enroll and secure your child’s place: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekSkbnlfte9ZnYdKhzDxdI4MSAhRomPvGX1bhnTM90ctKIag/viewform


Pricing Options: *All options must be paid by the 1st of each month or by Sept 1st/Jan 1st for semester option*-PreK Class 12-12:55,  Per Month: $40/month ($20/month each Dec & May)

TINY TOTS Ballet: Ballet Classes for ages 3 - 12. Classical ballet in a creative atmosphere! The goal is to learn ballet while having fun. Ballet II Class - 10AM - 10:45 Tiny Tots - 10:45 - 11:30 Ballet I & II Combo - 11:30-12:15 Ballet III - 12:15 - 1:00 More information here. Amber Collier

 

 

SCIENCES

 

9:00 am High School Physics : Discovering Design with Physics is a  laboratory-based high school physics course and is the first physics course a college-bound student should take. It gives the student an introduction to the basics, such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation, work, energy, and power, waves, sound, and light,  electrical potential, electric fields, circuits, resistance, and current, magnetism, and magnetic fields.

We will meet each Wednesday to complete the labs with experiments including the measuring of acceleration due to gravity, making a one-dimensional Newton’s Cradle, making simple circuits, and making an electromagnet. I will have a weekly checklist for each student, so they will know the readings and homework to complete throughout the week. I will also use Google Classroom to add videos along with other extra helps for each chapter and an open tutor time from 11 am-12 pm for any questions. This is a graded course, I hand out a grade sheet so that students can track their grades. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they travel through High School Physics. We will be using Discovering Design with Physic by Dr. Jay Wile which is hot off the press this summer. It can be found at bereanbuilders.com. The book is also available in audio form for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder and a composition notebook or sketchbook for their lab work. 


Cost: One-time materials fee - $50 (includes labs and printed workbook),  $55/month ($25 for Dec and May), Ask me about discounts.
Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.                                                                     
Christi Smith Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827


10:00  am High School Chemistry
Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra I. This college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.

We will meet each Wednesday to complete the labs. I will have a weekly checklist for each student, so they will know the readings and homework to complete throughout the week. I will also use Google Classroom to add videos along with other extra helps for each chapter and an open tutor time from 11 am-12 pm for any questions. This is a graded course, I hand out a grade sheet so that students can track their grades. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they travel through High School Chemistry. We will be using Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile as our text. It can be found used or at bereanbuilders.com. The book is also available in audio form for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder and a composition notebook or sketchbook for their lab work.

Cost: One-time materials fee - $50(includes labs and printed workbook),  $55/month ($25 for Dec and May), Ask me about discounts.
Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.                                                                     
Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827


12:00  pm High School Biology
I am excited to be teaching Biology with Dr. Wile’s new (out last summer) book Discovering Design with Biology. This course is a laboratory-based high school biology course. It is a college prep class(Honours). It can also be adapted to a regular level Biology class. It gives the student an introduction to how living organisms are designed, how they interact with one another, and how they interact with their physical environment.  Students are taught how biologists classify life, the chemical processes that make life possible, the structures of RNA and DNA, and the designs of the different cells found in living organisms.  Students also learn the means by which photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and cellular reproduction occur. They then learn about the current state of biotechnology.  With the molecular and cellular basis of life covered, the students are then given a survey of the different kinds of organisms found in nature: archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. The students then learn the biogeochemical cycles that keep environments hospitable to life, which leads to a discussion of ecosystems. Throughout the course, students see that life is the result of design and that organisms have been given the ability to adapt to their surroundings. In addition, they learn about various problems associated with modern evolutionary synthesis.

We will meet each Wednesday to complete the labs, microscope work, and dissections. We will also review material and answer questions. I will have a weekly checklist for each student, so they will know the readings and homework to complete throughout the week. This is a graded course. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they travel through Biology. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder, a set of 32 colored pencils, and a composition book. The class is designed as an honors biology class and provides one high school science credit.

Cost: One-time materials fee - $50 (which includes labs, printed notebook, and dissections)
$55/month(Dec and May $25), Ask me about discounts.
Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.                                                                            
Christi Smith Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

1:00 pm Middle School Applied Engineering: gabrielled99@protonmail.com

Applied Engineering: The Study of God’s Design in Nature by Masterbooks for grades 6-9

In this 1 year class, we will explore the intersection of science and God’s blueprints for life! Students will study examples of God’s incredible design in nature and discover how His design has inspired man-made designs (called biomimicry) for batteries, human organ repair, automotive engineering, paint, and so much more! This study uses captivating books, engaging worksheets, and hands-on activities and experiments to demonstrate the world’s need for God’s creative genius. We will complete all experiments in class and have short reading/lessons to complete four days a week at home. All will be laid out in an easy to use syllabus for your student to follow independently at home. The purchase of the 4 textbook set is required for this class. More info in sign up form.
 

To enroll and secure your child’s place: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeZmIWgV4MeqyTpfD449RdiNES49XgNOfeq7drUGUrVB0uVw/viewform



HISTORY CLASSES

 

10:00 am Bible - Old Testament I, grades 5-10

This year we will be starting at Genesis 1 and going through the history of King David. This course is Ancient History and can be used as a credit for this field. We will have Bible Verses to learn by heart and plenty of historical detail your child will be learning and will be tested on. I sneak several study skills into this class. This course, if your student takes part 1 and 2, will take your child through the entire Old Testament over a period of two years. It will give them a solid foundation from which to continue their own studies. Carrie McClung: teachercarrieBBA@gmail.com



1:00  pm High School American History 

This course fulfills one high school credit for American History. And is for 9th-12 grades. In this course, we will survey the history of America from native peoples, European settlements, nation-building, and expansion through the modern age. The course explores the world views that have shaped the political and faith perspectives and their impact on history and cultural changes over time.

I will be using American History (Revised Edition) from Master Books which you can purchase here. You will need a copy of the text for daily reading. We will also complete an American History Portfolio that will highlight a theme each week. The student will need a bound book or binder to hold their portfolio pages.  

Cost: One-time materials fee - $30 (To cover printing costs)
$50/month (Dec and May $25 each), Ask me about discounts.

Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.                                                                            
Christi Smith Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827


 

2:00  pm High School Government/Economics 

First semester – Government

This is a high school 10th-12th grade course in which students explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present. By learning about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today, students become better equipped to understand and be involved in our country’s government.

We will be using Notgrass Exploring Government as our text. 

Second semester – Economics

This is a high school 10th-12th grade course. We will use Notgrass Exploring Economics which guides your student on a fascinating and relevant tour through the world of economics. Your student will become better stewards and valuable, informed contributors to the economy on the personal, household, local, national, and international levels. We will also use games to give a real-world model of how economics works. 

 

Cost: One-time materials fee - $20 (To cover printing costs)
$50/month (Dec and May $25 each), Ask me about discounts.

Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.                                                                            
Christi Smith Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827



3:00  pm Middle School Texas History 

I am very excited to offer Texas History again this year at the CHC. This is a middle school, reading, hands-on, and project-based class. We will be building a Texas Binder covering Geography, Flora and Fauna, Native American Texas Tribes, European Exploration, Missions, Early Settlements, Texans’ fight for Independence, the Republic years, the Civil War years, Cowboy Culture, Industry, Growth, and Expansion, and Government.
The textbook (The Spirit of Texas Reader) and workbook for this class are included in the class fee. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder.
Cost: One-time materials fee $35, $50/month for each month (Dec and May $25 each). Ask me about discounts.

Contact me with any questions or Click to Register.  

Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

American Sign Language Taught by Sharon Dickey, sharondickey@bellsouth.net

In ASL 1 class we will be covering vocabulary and grammar. In ASL 2 there will be more vocabulary, grammar and some history on ALS. There will also be conversation in ASL and less voice. I use my own curriculum. There will be assignments every week and practice is strongly encouraged to retain the signs. There will be quizzes, test and final exams for each semester. This class will be for credit in Foreign Language. We meet on Wednesdays, 8:15am for ASL 1 and 9am for ASL 2.

Cost: Per month $50, 

Per semester $175

8:15 am  Flip Flop German

1st through 7th grade conversational German using the Flip Flop method developed by Suzanne Gose. This course is fun.  We learn to make sentences and express ourselves in the very first class, we learn children's songs and culture as well.  This class is only 45 minutes long, perfect for your elementary kids!  Frau Mac is a native German speaker.  Come join our fun! Carrie McClung  teachercarrieBBA@gmail.com

 

11:00 am High School German II

This is German 2 (if you have a high schooler who is a beginner, see me for additional options). These students have been studying German for 1-2 years. We use a text book, songs, and select videos to learn. I am a native speaker, born and raised in Germany, having done all my schooling through my associates in German schools. My goal first and foremost is to help your student SPEAK German. Come learn with us! Carrie McClung  teachercarrieBBA@gmail.com


8:15am:  Flip Flop Spanish - Taught by Sra. Gose's Spanish 3 students. Using See it and Say it, students learn the way they learned their first language. Tons of hands-on practice, fun games, culture, skits, and activities for ages 5-11. $10/week tuition. Materials fees TBD (each family will need their own SiSi Flashcards and Manual to practice at home.) To attend Señora Gose's mentored classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.  More information on FlipFlopSpanish.com

8:15am:  Flip Flop Spanish Level 2- Taught by Sra. Gose. Using See it and Say it, students learn the way they learned their first language. Tons of hands-on practice, fun games, culture, skits, and activities for ages 5-11. $10/week tuition. Materials fees TBD (each family will need their own SiSi Flashcards and Manual to practice at home.) To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.  More information on FlipFlopSpanish.com
 

9:00am: Spanish 3 (Combo - this is the second year of a two-year commitment) - (ages 14+) Continuing Spanish 2 Students, we alternate and go through Spanish grammar and conversation over a two year period of time. You must stay in BOTH years, or you'll only receive HALF of Spanish 2 concepts. At the end of two years, Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 (Reading and discussing novels, writing papers in Spanish, movies, conversation) will be completed. If you have completed Spanish 2, and would like Spanish 3 only, please contact me for info. To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form. More information on SpanishGeniuses.com

Tuition: $50/month  ($25 for December & May)
or by Semester: $170 Fall, $220 Spring ($5 savings)
TEXTBOOK & Spanish Guide Spiral: $45 (continue to use last year's)

10:00am: High School Spanish 1 - (ages 13+) - High School Texas State Requirements all fulfilled (and then some!) Learn Spanish grammar and vocabulary during class in a fun and entertaining way (ask anyone!), and apply your knowledge as you practice the homework, about 20-30 minutes per day commitment. No prior Spanish knowledge required.  To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.

Tuition: $50/month  ($25 for December & May)
or by Semester: $150 Fall, $200 Spring
TEXTBOOK & Spanish Guide Spiral: $45 

1:00pm High School Spanish 1B - (ages 12+) - Second half of High School Texas State Requirements all fulfilled (and then some!) This class is all of Spanish 1, broken up into two years, so plenty of time for games and speaking in between the grammar concepts and reading. No prior Spanish knowledge required. Recommended for "Young 9th graders" and 8th graders ready for more challenges. To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form. More information on SpanishGeniuses.com

Tuition: $50/month  ($25 for December & May)
or by Semester: $150 Fall, $200 Spring

Provided TEXTBOOK, audio, & Spanish Guide Spiral: $45 (continue to use last year's)

         

2:00pm: High School Spanish 2: (One year - “regular” track) Students that have completed Spanish 1 may continue in this course after passing Sra. Gose’s Spanish 1 final exam with a 80%. Students who are now married and have children of their own will attest - it’s no easy task! Spanish 2 is conducted in about 25% Spanish at the beginning of the year and moves to almost all Spanish instruction except for grammar notes at the end. To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.

COST: $50/month  ($25 for December & May)
or by Semester: $150 Fall, $200 Spring
TEXTBOOK & Spanish Guide Spiral: $49 

LANGUAGE ARTS

8:15 Writing & Grammar (Grades 4-6) This class will help students grow confident in learning to write with structure and style in an accessible way. Students will learn to outline source texts and use their outlines to write paragraphs and simple essays. Weekly grammar review will be included. https://forms.gle/G1cLEUHUdkDnbg986

11:00  Grades 9-11 Introduction to Literary Analysis Students enrolled in this class will be learning how authors use literary devices to develop plots, characters, and themes. They will read and study famous (and interesting) short stories in order to learn to annotate, analyze, and appreciate quality literature. The class includes a few literary analysis essays, an allusion project, and some group work and presentations. https://forms.gle/UKZ7bbzgmucJDSbEA

12:00 Grades 7-8 Writing & Grammar This course seeks to challenge students to develop a mature and formal style of writing, with some creative writing mixed in; it will also include grammar lessons and quizzes covering more difficult and often-missed grammar rules. Students will embark on a novel study in the spring semester to introduce them to literary critiques. https://forms.gle/UKZ7bbzgmucJDSbEA

1:00 Grades 11-12 Literature and Composition This English course will include reading, annotating, analyzing, discussing, and writing about American and British Literature. The reading list will be finalized in July, but some of the titles might include The Raven (Poe), Great Expectations (Dickens), The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck), The Old Man & the Sea (Hemingway) & The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson). https://forms.gle/UKZ7bbzgmucJDSbEA

2:00 Middle School Literature Students in this class will be introduced the beauty of studying literature! They will learn to annotate, analyze, and discuss novels to better understand the themes and intent of the authors. This course is a gentle introduction to literary analysis. The list of novels will be finalized in July, but some titles may include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain), The Hatchet (Paulsen), Tales from Shakespeare (age appropriate & easily readable), and Old Yeller (Gipson), and Swiss Family Robinson (Wyss).

https://forms.gle/UKZ7bbzgmucJDSbEA

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)

Ballet Classes for ages 3 - 12. Classical ballet in a fun and creative atmosphere. Levels at the CHC include Tiny Tots through ballet III. 10 years with the CHC! Annual ballet recital held in May. More information here. Amber Collier is the instructor


Dance FUNdamentals: cheraleann@gmail.com (Chera Martin)
Students will learn and engage in the elements of dance, with an emphasis in FUN! We will
spend time learning and putting into action – rhythm, counting, musicality, flexibility, strength,
mobility, and balance - just to name a few! Technique will primarily be poms-focused, which
does include technique from other styles including jazz. This style is great at teaching rhythm
and having a kickline is always a favorite! Older students will get an opportunity to choreograph.
Music is a major part of dance and I make sure to vet all music to ensure it is appropriate. Each
class will learn a short routine to perform the last day of class.
Class 1@ 9am – Ages 5-9
Class 2 @ 11am – Ages 10+
6 week series - April 3rd - May 8th
Class Tuition - $60. Can make two payments – $40 due On April 3rd, $20 due May 1st
Drop ins - $12/class due at time of class

9:00 am Kids Run Club

Run club is an empowerment class that uses running, games and drills to teach empowerment principles.  Each class has a warm up and discussion, drill of the day, and ends with a game and cool down!  Kids will get a great workout while also working on their character!  This class is for kids aged 6 - 10.  It runs 50 minutes to an hour.  We will work on running form and pace as well as things such as integrity, competition, addressing negative thinking and more.  To attend Kids Run Club at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.

 

Cost: $7/class,1 time enrollment/supply fee of $5 (towards games/activities)

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PE  (Physical Education) - Taught by Maria-  terrazafamilia@gmail.com

P.E. for the 2024-2025 school has been extended from 30 minute classes to an hour long.

P.E. DAY ITINERARY: 1st 30-40 minutes of class: We will start off with stretching, shutter runs followed by a workout: 1st Week - Lower Body: Squats, Lunges, Crab walk, etc. 2nd Week - Core: Sit-ups, Plank, Bicycle Crunch, etc. 3rd Week - Upper Body: Push Ups, Triceps Dips, Arm curls, etc.. 4th Week - Will get our steps in and walk the trails of Legend. This could include scavenger hunt along the way. Repeat Last 20-30 minutes of class: The last 20-30 minutes of class will be games and/or skate park &/or park time and free play. Skates, skateboard, scooters and bicycles are welcomed. Please send your child with all safety attire needed to use their equipment. This is an outdoor class.

SCHEDULE OPTIONS: * Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (IF ENOUGH INTEREST) * Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. * Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. * Wednesday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (IF ENOUGH INTEREST)

PRICE: Classes start at $10/class for yearly payments. Registeration Fee - $10

For more information and/or to sign up click the link: https://forms.gle/bKzwYJmQCN7YwxjNA

 

OTHER ELECTIVES

9:00 am Logic 

Come do LOGIC with friends. We will be working through THE FALLACY DETECTIVE, playing logic games, solving mysteries, and watching select videos. This class will take a subject that seems daunting for some families, and makes it fun, light hearted and easy. This is geared toward 5th-8th grade. teachercarrieBBA@gmail.com Carrie McClung

11:00am All Through the Year Kinder-1st Unit Study

Join me on a journey All Through the Year as we make, read, learn, and explore many fun and interesting topics. We will be using all of our senses as we study apples, leaves, seasons, pumpkins, pilgrims, Indians, space, farm animals, zoo animals, dinosaurs, insects, flowers, plants and many more!! This class will cover many subjects including science, history, geography, art, and literature (just add phonics/language arts and math at home). No curriculum required. Supply fee will cover all needed in class materials.

 

To enroll and secure your child’s place: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPMmuq3cTn_BXDdEWN8BU9siFH3B0T7QsdROKKg-Dv5AbogA/viewform

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm: Travel the World with Art

Art and Geography Collide, with Lamar Ontko
2nd-8th grade

Students will take a trip around the world while learning art, surveying each continent and highlighting iconic landmarks. They will learn about the culture of that region and create art based on it. We will use: acrylic, watercolor and tempera paint; chalk and oil pastels ; marker, pencils and more. Students will learn the fundamentals of art, including color theory and perspective, and many more. We will also do artists studies and replicate their work. Full class spans an entire academic year and is taught in a four year cycle. Recommended: 2nd-8th grade. Sibling discounts available. Email questions to Mrs. Ontko - lamar.ontko@gmail.com Classes are $15 /class. With a supply fee of $25.

 

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Fundamentals and Foundations of Art with Mrs. Flores: 

2pm-3pm Grades 3rd-6th  

Students will cover the Elements and Principals of Art while creating work that inspires creativity, expanding their knowledge of artists from past to present, along with the proper use of materials and mediums. In addition, they will learn how to catalog their artistic journey, collaborate on group projects and installations, and do community outreach. It’s also important to learn how to classify art and proper art critique skills, set up their own gallery show, and write about their process and inspiration for their work.  

The student’s artwork will be created by drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and textiles. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with fun and engaging processes incorporating several different materials and mediums. All work will be placed into a portfolio and saved for an end-of-semester art show.  

Students are expected to participate each week for the entire semester as class foundations learned can directly affect another project previously covered and some projects take several weeks to complete.  

Class fees: $15 per class paid monthly with a semester art supply fee of $25.  

September $45, October $60, November $60, December $30, or $195 per semester.  

No class Sept 20th, Nov 22nd, Dec 20th, 27th  

Email heartartstudios@outlook.com 

3:00pm-4:00pm: Music Appreciation - Karen.vongonten@gmail.com Ages 13 and up  Music Appreciation is a secondary class aimed at fulfilling a fine arts requirement for graduation.  

We will cover:

  • elements of music including dynamics, melody, harmony, rhythm & duration, sound & pitch, and tone color.  

  • music history from the middle ages through the 20th century. 

  • beginning music theory.

We will also have some opportunities for hands-on experience with various instruments as well as times for students to bring their own instruments to class. 

 

There will be regular quizzes and a major project at the end of each semester.  Music is enjoyable and learning about music should also be enjoyable! That is my aim in Music Appreciation class!
 

Guitar Club 2:00-2:30pm - Rachel Postma

Have you always wanted to learn guitar but never had a chance to take a class? Or are you a self-taught rockstar but would love to learn some more of technical the technical stuff and have a group of people to learn songs with? Come one, come all, come join Guitar Club! Over this semester we will go over the basics of playing guitar, learning tab and chords, rhythm and playing some of the coolest songs of all time. If you don’t own your own guitar but would love to join the class let us know, we may be able to find a guitar for you to borrow.

This class is intended for ages 9 and up. Parents are also welcome to learn along with their child at a discounted rate.

Ukulele Class 2:30-3:00pm - Rachel Postma

Come join our ukulele circle and learn popular songs as we begin to understand the basics of music through chords, notes and strumming. Ukulele is a fun, approachable instrument that has the ability to make anyone smile. This class is best suited for kids ages 8 and up. Parents are also welcome to learn along with their child at a discounted rate!

Exploring Your Musical Talents 3:00-4:00pm - Rachel Postma https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco6a7pHvvTc7Zg3KrYX3J6xUYIgAytfyMjZjD-JdiMeiNLKw/viewform?usp=pp_url

In this class we will awaken your inner musician as we explore the fundamentals of music and understanding how to cultivate the gifts within us. No prior musical experience needed. This is an interactive class where we will produce musical experiences together. You will have the opportunity to practice using your vocal instrument, learning about rhythm through percussion and movement, and analyzing lyrics, songwriting and style. We will also explore how music affects our emotions and enhances our connection with others.

This class is best suited for ages 13 and up.
 

11:15am-11:45am & 12:15-12:45: Inerpersonal Communication & Public Speaking - 30 minute class for middle and high school students to learn about interpersonal communication while also producing speeches. Learn to critique, communicate, and understand public speaking while becoming a top notch speaker.  suzanne.gose@gmail.com

Tuition: $25/month  ($15 for December & May)
Provided TEXTBOOKS & Notes Guide Spirals: $35
To attend Señora Gose's classes at the CHC in Bryan, Fill out this form.

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