August 8 and 15: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The difference between a great first semester and a semester filled with struggles often boils down to three things: good note-taking and study skills, an understanding of time management, and a crash course review of the math concepts students were supposed to have remembered over the summer. For freshmen, struggling through the first semester of high school is common as they try to make the transition to high school level work and independent study. In an attempt to help all students start the semester strong, a special two-week course, offered during the weeks prior to the first day of school, is designed to help students avoid the common pitfalls that may cost them a grade and a lot of stress.
Students will attend class from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on August 8 and 15 and will learn how to improve their note-taking, time management, and study skills, and will participate in a guided review of the math they will need firmly implanted in their minds before starting their specific math course this year.
Taught by Lori Beckstrom, this class is open to all high school students (those entering 9th through 12th grade this school year). The class will meet at Northwest Christian Church, located on 21st street just west of Maize Road.
The tuition fee is $50 per student (about $6 per hour of instruction). For more details, visit the website at https://sites.google.com/site/lorilifetimeoflearning/home/start-strong-class.
Tuition/Fee: $50.00 (This amounts to $6 per hour of instruction)
Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Notebook paper, 3 x 5 note cards, three highlighters of different colors, a ruler
High school classes are offered in west Wichita through Lifetime of Learning Vision for Excellence classes in all of the core academic areas—Math (Algebra 1 through Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus), Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English (Writing, Literature, and Speech), and History (US History and Government)—and several elective areas (Spanish, Art Appreciation, and Music Appreciation). Organized and overseen by Lori Beckstrom, these classes offer students the opportunity not only to learn from teachers who are well-educated and passionate about their subject matter, but to also develop friendships with other homeschooled teens.
All classes are taught from a Christian worldview and are designed for students who are college-bound. All of the teachers hold one or more college degrees, and most have taught at both the high school and college level, meaning they are well-versed in what it takes to prepare students for success on the college campus. Of the twenty students who have graduated in the past two years, all have gone on to college, most at their first-choice university.
All classes operate on a four-year cycle, so students will never repeat a piece of literature or a writing assignment in their four years of high school. History classes are arranged so that in the course of the four years of high school, students will be able to take World History, US History 1 and 2, Physical Geography, and Economics (both micro and macro). All science classes are lab sciences, meaning students actively participate in hands-on, interesting labs during class time, in addition to receiving instruction and application information. The Spanish teacher is a native speaker, born in California and raised in Mexico and Madrid. She has taught students from elementary through the aged to speak Spanish, employing a hands-on, multisensory approach. In addition to Spanish (her native tongue), Mrs. Pizarro-Rommann speaks English, Portuguese, and French and has traveled extensively on five of the seven continents.
Classes begin Wednesday, August 22, and meet once a week on Wednesdays at Northwest Christian Church, located on 21st Street just west of Maize Road. Students may enroll in as few or as many classes as they wish.
For a complete schedule and full class descriptions, please visit the Lifetime of Learning website at https://sites.google.com/site/lorilifetimeoflearning/home.