Enrichment Classes

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Cherry Creek Youth Symphony

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 By: Mary Rankin

The Cherry Creek Youth Symphony is looking for students. It is open to strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion students. This youth symphony is unique in that it provides training orchestra for beginning students.

Youth Symphony for intermediate to advanced students: students are required to be taking private lessons with a teacher.

This is not a home school only orchestra. However, it is a faith-based community orchestra. It is based in a church. Students will perform great concert literature and build friendships with other students.

It is affordable but requires commitment:

Training Orchestra rehearsals – 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Thursdays
Youth Symphony rehearsals – 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursdays

$200 for one child for the year / $25 for each additional child


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New Classical Conversations Group

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2012 By: Wendy Poch

When: Wednesdays 9/5 - 12/12
Where: Highlands Ranch
What: Classical Conversations

New Classical Conversations Community forming!

Are you interested in joining Classical Conversations (http://www.classicalconversations.com) this Fall? It's not too late! A new group is forming near Littleton Hospital, meeting Wednesdays, starting September 5th.

There will be three information meetings this week at the Southglenn Whole Foods: Sunday (8/5, 2-4), Tuesday (8/7, 9-11), Friday (8/10, 9-11). We are hiring Foundations tutors as well as an Essentials tutor.

Please RSVP to the new director, Helena Clark, at helenac2010@gmail.com. Feel free to call 303-549-6618 if you have questions.

Denver Eagles High School Girls Soccer

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 By: Wendy West

We will begin our 14-18 years old girls spring soccer program on March 12, 2012. We still have openings for new players and experienced players.

The team will practice 2 -3 times per week and play two games per week during conference season. Our competitors are other Christian schools on the Front Range.

If interested, you may register at http://www.denvereagles.org . If you have any questions, contact us at info@denvereagles.org.

Registration costs would be approximately $ 250 and doesn't include any optional post season tournament travel.

Guitar Lessons Available (first lesson FREE!)

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 By: Wendy West

Joshua Schwisow is offering guitar lessons in the Parker area. Joshua is a homeschool graduate and is currently attending seminary while teaching music to students in the Denver metro area. Lessons can be taken in the comfort of your own home at a competitive hourly rate. Lessons are offered for beginner to intermediate students. Guitar lessons include music theory, music reading, technique, composition, and improvisation in a variety of styles. The first lesson is entirely free (no obligation).

Call Josh Schwisow at 720-251-3183 or email at josh@guitarinsights.net

Denver Eagles Recreational Basketball

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 By: Wendy West

We are excited to announce the expansion of our recreation program. Denver Eagles will now have basketball recreation programs in both South and North Denver.

When: Saturdays, January 14, 2012 - February 18, 2012

Where: South Location, SkyView Academy, Highlands Ranch, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: North location Two Roads High School, Arvada, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Age Group: 6-12 years, both boys and girls
Cost: $79.00 ($175 per family max, bring all the kids!) Cost includes t-shirt

This is a grass roots level of basketball. The first Saturday is a 3-hour mini-camp, where we teach the fundamentals of the game, for example, the art of shooting, basketball handling, dribbling, passing, and defense. Teams are selected, and weeks 2-6 are 1-hour each with the first 30 minutes fundam...

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Homeschool Graduate Offers Guitar Lessons

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 By: Wendy West

My name is Josh Schwisow. I am a homeschool graduate ('08) through CHEC currently attending seminary. I am writing to let your group know that I provide guitar lessons for homeschooling students in the Elizabeth, Parker, Aurora, and surrounding areas.

I offer guitar lessons for beginner through intermediate students in a variety of styles. Depending on location I can provide the guitar lesson in your home. For more information, anyone who is interested can check out my website http://guitarinsights.net or contact me for more information either by email at jschwisow@gmail.com or by cell 720-251-3183

Homeschool Ballet Lessons

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011 By: Wendy West

Ballet Parker offers classes for home school families. Registration is now open and classes begin August 22. For more information visit http://balletparker.com/

Latin Class

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 By: Elaine Gaines

When: Sept-May, 2011,12
Where: Cottonwood, Parker
What: Beginning Latin class
Cost: Flexible, $30-50 per month
Contact: Elaine Gaines

Latin for Home Schoolers

For the first two years of Latin (equivalent to about 1 year of Latin taught in a traditional high school) the curriculum is the first half of Lingua Latīna, by Hans Oerberg. Lingua Latina is an enjoyable novel about a Roman family living during the height of the Roman Empire. Pictures in the margins give clues and insights into meaning. The book is written entirely in Latin and includes grammar and vocabulary sections (also in Latin). It is designed to promote direct comprehension of Latin without technical translation into English. In addition an interactive Lingua Latīna CD is a vital part of the student’s home study program.

Where: My home, 8894 Prickly Pear Circle, Parker 80134
When: September through May. We’ll take off for Thanksgiving week, ...

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Fundamentals of Geometry

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 By: Elaine Gaines

When: Sept-May, 2011,12
Where: Cottonwood, Parker
What: Fundamentals of Geometry Course
Cost: flexible, $30-50 per month
Contact: Elaine Gaines

Fundamentals of Geometry

I will be teaching a geometry course primarily using Patty Paper Geometry, by Michael Serra. Patty Paper Geometry (PPG) (which costs $10) is thoroughly hands-on with lots of interaction among students and teacher. This is a one-credit high school course for students who are not seeking the traditional rigorous college prep Geometry course. OR, this is an excellent challenging enrichment course for middle schoolers. The learning style of PPG is inductive rather than the traditional deductive approach with its stepwise proofs. This approach lays a strong conceptual understanding and develops an intuitive grasp of geometry. Since this type of class requires active participation and cooperation, it is important that the students have positive and teachable attitud...

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Math Alive! Course for Juniors, Seniors and Young Adults

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 By: Elaine Gaines

When: Sept-May, 2011,12
Where: Cottonwood, Parker
What: How to teach PK-6th grade math Hands-on
Cost: flexible, $30-50 per month
Contact: Elaine Gaines

Dear Home School Parents and Students,
I am offering a one-credit math course for 11th-12th graders and young adults. The course will be based on a workshop I have conducted many times for home school parents and for public and private school teachers. Participants received graduate school credit from various universities and/or teacher recertification credit from CDE (Colorado Department of Education). In more proper edu-speak the workshop would be called Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics. The math content of Math Alive! is pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The goal of the workshop is to present a multitude of hands-on activities and strategies for teaching children elementary math concepts. We cover the basic concepts of five areas of grade school math – whole numbers, fra...

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