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Little Arrows

  • Little Arrows Pre-K/Kinder (8:30-3:30)

    We are thrilled to offer a class targeted toward our littlest Arrow learners!  Little Arrows will be a developmentally appropriate and play-based program for our pre-K & Kindergarten students, aged 4-5. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows each child to create, investigate, and learn using our hands-on approach of art, singing songs, nature study, and reading rich- classical literature. We look forward to spending time with you Little Arrow next year!
     
    Little Arrows is for the children of Arrow teachers/leadership and the younger siblings of Arrow students.

    Arrow Program: Little Arrows
    Class Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Arden Claire Coates
    Supply Fee: $50

Grade 1st

  • OG Phonics – 2nd Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    This INTERACTIVE class uses a systematic, hands-on approach to teaching students to improve their reading skills. Regardless the level of your young reader, this class will start with the basics of phonics and build on skills from there. It combines direct instruction along with a rich mixture of strong children’s literature to meet the needs of emergent readers as well as struggling readers. Early intervention is the best way to prevent and alleviate any reading difficulties in later years. All students benefit from success-oriented, direct instruction through the Orton-Gillingham approach. According
    to the findings of the National Reading Panel, for children to become good readers, they must be taught Phonemic Awareness Skills, Phonics Skills, Fluency Skills and Application of reading comprehension strategies. This entire class is filled with FUN interactive activities for students.

    This class will work alongside any phonics curriculum you would like to use in your
    home.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    There is no homework but parents are encouraged to read to their child during
    the week to enhance their love for reading and good literature. 
    Curriculum: none
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • First Language/Writing 1 – 3rd Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    This exciting class will be a coupling of two wonderful texts combined in a fun way that
    will engage even the youngest learners. Writing With Ease Level 1 and First Language
    Lessons Level 1 are recommended to go together to give your student copy-work,
    reading passages, comprehension questions, narration, picture study, poetry and other
    techniques to develop the student’s language ability. From nouns and verbs,
    punctuation and capitalization, to dates, seasons and addresses, these are easy-to-use, scripted lessons that will give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear
    communication.

    This is a great class for those wanting to introduce their child to the basics of written
    and verbal communication without the heaviness of an abundance of work on student
    or parent.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 15-20 minutes three days a week at home, if you choose. However, all homework is OPTIONAL at this level, but completion will be rewarded.
    Curriculum:
    1. The Complete Writer: Level 1 Workbook for Writing with Ease by Susan Wise Bauer
    2. First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 1. It will be used in class but it is optional to finish each lesson at home.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • Friday Lunch (1st-2nd)

    Arrow Lunch for 1st-2nd graders

  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Level:
    1st-3rd

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: Little Arrows – 3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover engineering principles for simple machines, such as the principle of mechanical advantage.  Utilizing LEGO Technic elements: gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels and axles students gain hands-on experience with engineering solutions and problem solving. Students also explore force in motion with potential and kinetic energy.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum:
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • World Cultures, Missions & Maps – 6th Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Let’s explore God’s amazing creation and hear of how the Good News is being shared across the world! My prayer is that as the students’ understanding of the world grows, so will the greatness of God grow in their hearts and minds. This year we will learn about different cultures and places as we travel the world through quality literature, hands-on crafts and games, unique recipes, music, costume, maps, and more. In addition, our class will learn how missionaries, past & present, are sharing the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world!

    Teacher: Amanda Smith
    Curriculum: Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum
    .
    In class, we will base our study on the GO GLOBAL curriculum and will utilize the following:

    • Quality picture books
    • Hero Tales series of missionary biographies
    • Around the World with Kate and Mack, a resource from Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Time Expectations: None outside of class
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • World Cultures, Missions & Maps – 5th Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Let’s explore God’s amazing creation and hear of how the Good News is being shared across the world! My prayer is that as the students’ understanding of the world grows, so will the greatness of God grow in their hearts and minds. This year we will learn about different cultures and places as we travel the world through quality literature, hands-on crafts and games, unique recipes, music, costume, maps, and more. In addition, our class will learn how missionaries, past & present, are sharing the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world!

    Teacher: Amanda Smith
    Curriculum: Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum
    .
    In class, we will base our study on the GO GLOBAL curriculum and will utilize the following:

    • Quality picture books
    • Hero Tales series of missionary biographies
    • Around the World with Kate and Mack, a resource from Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Time Expectations: None outside of class
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

     

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Returning again in 2021 with all new class literature and activities!  Poetry, a form of literary expression that  all children seem to love, promotes language development, creativity, writing and communication skills.  Fairy tales, which are stories with wonderful characters like princesses and talking animals that are passed on through the generations, share themes and lessons that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great moral truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out fairy tales, playing games, doing crafts, and occasionally enjoying fun foods that correspond with the lessons.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations:
    -Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class.
    -Engage in related games and crafts.
    -Complete occasional worksheets as needed during class.
    -Memorize and recite a class poem together with other students each semester (practice 15 – 30 -minutes/ weeks with parents at home).

    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 1st Period Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • Art – 2nd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels:
    1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!
    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Grade 2nd

  • OG Phonics – 1st Period Friday (2nd-3rd)

    This INTERACTIVE class uses a systematic, hands-on approach to teaching students to improve their reading skills. Regardless the level of your young reader, this class will start with the basics of phonics and build on skills from there. It combines direct instruction along with a rich mixture of strong children’s literature to meet the needs of emergent readers as well as struggling readers. Early intervention is the best way to prevent and alleviate any reading difficulties in later years. All students benefit from success-oriented, direct instruction through the Orton-Gillingham approach. According
    to the findings of the National Reading Panel, for children to become good readers, they must be taught Phonemic Awareness Skills, Phonics Skills, Fluency Skills and Application of reading comprehension strategies. This entire class is filled with FUN interactive activities for students.

    This class will work alongside any phonics curriculum you would like to use in your
    home.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    There is no homework but parents are encouraged to read to their child during
    the week to enhance their love for reading and good literature. 
    Curriculum: none
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

  • OG Phonics – 2nd Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    This INTERACTIVE class uses a systematic, hands-on approach to teaching students to improve their reading skills. Regardless the level of your young reader, this class will start with the basics of phonics and build on skills from there. It combines direct instruction along with a rich mixture of strong children’s literature to meet the needs of emergent readers as well as struggling readers. Early intervention is the best way to prevent and alleviate any reading difficulties in later years. All students benefit from success-oriented, direct instruction through the Orton-Gillingham approach. According
    to the findings of the National Reading Panel, for children to become good readers, they must be taught Phonemic Awareness Skills, Phonics Skills, Fluency Skills and Application of reading comprehension strategies. This entire class is filled with FUN interactive activities for students.

    This class will work alongside any phonics curriculum you would like to use in your
    home.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    There is no homework but parents are encouraged to read to their child during
    the week to enhance their love for reading and good literature. 
    Curriculum: none
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • First Language/Writing 1 – 3rd Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    This exciting class will be a coupling of two wonderful texts combined in a fun way that
    will engage even the youngest learners. Writing With Ease Level 1 and First Language
    Lessons Level 1 are recommended to go together to give your student copy-work,
    reading passages, comprehension questions, narration, picture study, poetry and other
    techniques to develop the student’s language ability. From nouns and verbs,
    punctuation and capitalization, to dates, seasons and addresses, these are easy-to-use, scripted lessons that will give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear
    communication.

    This is a great class for those wanting to introduce their child to the basics of written
    and verbal communication without the heaviness of an abundance of work on student
    or parent.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 15-20 minutes three days a week at home, if you choose. However, all homework is OPTIONAL at this level, but completion will be rewarded.
    Curriculum:
    1. The Complete Writer: Level 1 Workbook for Writing with Ease by Susan Wise Bauer
    2. First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 1. It will be used in class but it is optional to finish each lesson at home.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • Friday Lunch (1st-2nd)

    Arrow Lunch for 1st-2nd graders

  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Level:
    1st-3rd

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: Little Arrows – 3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover engineering principles for simple machines, such as the principle of mechanical advantage.  Utilizing LEGO Technic elements: gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels and axles students gain hands-on experience with engineering solutions and problem solving. Students also explore force in motion with potential and kinetic energy.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum:
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • World Cultures, Missions & Maps – 6th Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Let’s explore God’s amazing creation and hear of how the Good News is being shared across the world! My prayer is that as the students’ understanding of the world grows, so will the greatness of God grow in their hearts and minds. This year we will learn about different cultures and places as we travel the world through quality literature, hands-on crafts and games, unique recipes, music, costume, maps, and more. In addition, our class will learn how missionaries, past & present, are sharing the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world!

    Teacher: Amanda Smith
    Curriculum: Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum
    .
    In class, we will base our study on the GO GLOBAL curriculum and will utilize the following:

    • Quality picture books
    • Hero Tales series of missionary biographies
    • Around the World with Kate and Mack, a resource from Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Time Expectations: None outside of class
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • World Cultures, Missions & Maps – 5th Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Let’s explore God’s amazing creation and hear of how the Good News is being shared across the world! My prayer is that as the students’ understanding of the world grows, so will the greatness of God grow in their hearts and minds. This year we will learn about different cultures and places as we travel the world through quality literature, hands-on crafts and games, unique recipes, music, costume, maps, and more. In addition, our class will learn how missionaries, past & present, are sharing the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world!

    Teacher: Amanda Smith
    Curriculum: Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum
    .
    In class, we will base our study on the GO GLOBAL curriculum and will utilize the following:

    • Quality picture books
    • Hero Tales series of missionary biographies
    • Around the World with Kate and Mack, a resource from Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Time Expectations: None outside of class
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

     

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Period Friday (1st-2nd)

    Returning again in 2021 with all new class literature and activities!  Poetry, a form of literary expression that  all children seem to love, promotes language development, creativity, writing and communication skills.  Fairy tales, which are stories with wonderful characters like princesses and talking animals that are passed on through the generations, share themes and lessons that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great moral truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out fairy tales, playing games, doing crafts, and occasionally enjoying fun foods that correspond with the lessons.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations:
    -Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class.
    -Engage in related games and crafts.
    -Complete occasional worksheets as needed during class.
    -Memorize and recite a class poem together with other students each semester (practice 15 – 30 -minutes/ weeks with parents at home).

    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 1st Period Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

  • Art – 2nd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels:
    1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!
    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd
  • Song School Latin – 6th period (2nd-3rd)

    This is a beginning Latin course for children in 2nd-3rd grade. We learn Latin in a fun way by singing, chanting, and drawing/acting out vocabulary words. We are introduced to first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation verb families, as well as future and imperfect verb tenses. Students learn close to 200 vocabulary words, study famous Latin sayings, and reinforce concepts they are learning in English, such as parts of speech. Students who complete this course are well prepared for the Latin for Children A class.
    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Song School 2 
    Expectations: 20-30 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Grade 3rd

  • OG Phonics – 1st Period Friday (2nd-3rd)

    This INTERACTIVE class uses a systematic, hands-on approach to teaching students to improve their reading skills. Regardless the level of your young reader, this class will start with the basics of phonics and build on skills from there. It combines direct instruction along with a rich mixture of strong children’s literature to meet the needs of emergent readers as well as struggling readers. Early intervention is the best way to prevent and alleviate any reading difficulties in later years. All students benefit from success-oriented, direct instruction through the Orton-Gillingham approach. According
    to the findings of the National Reading Panel, for children to become good readers, they must be taught Phonemic Awareness Skills, Phonics Skills, Fluency Skills and Application of reading comprehension strategies. This entire class is filled with FUN interactive activities for students.

    This class will work alongside any phonics curriculum you would like to use in your
    home.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    There is no homework but parents are encouraged to read to their child during
    the week to enhance their love for reading and good literature. 
    Curriculum: none
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

  • History of Art & Music – 6th Period Friday

    Teacher: Haupt

    Come enjoy a feast of the senses as we delve into the art of LISTENING and LOOKING at music and art throughout Western Civilization. We are created in the image of the CREATOR GOD and thus naturally wired to create. We will learn about many trends in music and art throughout the centuries as we learn about popular composers and artists through fun games and projects!

    – Learn how to listen to music

    – listen for story, emotion, etc…

    – Learn how to observe art

    – paying attention to symbolism, color, emotion, technique.

    – Correlate famous works of art & musical compositions with the correct artist and genre

    Homework Expectation: 30 minutes/week

    Curriculum: 

    • The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence, Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson (third edition)

    • An Intro to the Classics: Story of ____ Composers.

    • Digital File of prints and artist bio’s for optional home display. https://cultivatedlearning.org/arrow/ < for links for the audio stories and Gift of Music book

    Grade Levels: 3rd-5th

  • First Language/Writing 3 – 4th Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    This exciting class will be a coupling of two wonderful texts combined in a fun way that
    will engage our young learners. Writing With Ease Level 3 and First Language Lessons
    Level 3 are recommended to go together to give your student copy-work, reading
    passages, comprehension questions, narration, picture study, poetry and other
    techniques to develop the student’s language ability. Using passages and sentences
    from classic children’s literature, it allows young writers to practice their skills while
    absorbing the style and grace of great authors as well as sparking their imagination.
    From parts of speech and contractions to punctuation, synonyms, and homophones,
    these are easy-to-use, scripted lessons that will give your child a solid foundation in
    grammar and clear communication.

    This is a great class for those wanting to introduce their child to the basics of written
    and verbal communication without the heaviness of an abundance of work on student
    or parent.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 30 minutes
    three days a week at home.
    Curriculum:
    1. The Complete Writer: Level 3 Workbook for Writing with Ease by Susan Wise Bauer
    2. First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3. It will be used in class but it is optional to finish each lesson at home.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • LEGO Mindstorms Robotics – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    LEGO NXT combines building and coding to develop interactive robotic skills. Students use computers to learn code placement and how coding works. Students also work with motors, color, and distance sensors to engage in educational play. Class sessions include building a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality.  The Mindstorm course is designed for all skill levels.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Book Club – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Friday Lunch (3rd-4th)

    Arrow Lunch for 3rd-4th graders

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Level:
    1st-3rd

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: Little Arrows – 3rd

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover engineering principles for simple machines, such as the principle of mechanical advantage.  Utilizing LEGO Technic elements: gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels and axles students gain hands-on experience with engineering solutions and problem solving. Students also explore force in motion with potential and kinetic energy.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum:
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!


    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • American History – 3rd Period Friday (3rd & 4th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by.

    Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets, Bible verses, timeline information, quarterly class presentations, and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Lanette Frost
    Textbooks and Materials:
    -Masterbooks America’s Story Volume 2 & 3 student books (purchased by parents)
    -Handouts provided by teacher
    -Novels and/ or library research
    -Student Binder (must be brought to class weekly)
    Course Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations + Class participation
    Grade Level: 3rd-4th

  • American History – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-4th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by.

    Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets, Bible verses, timeline information, quarterly class presentations, and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Lanette Frost
    Textbooks and Materials:
    -Masterbooks America’s Story Volume 2 & 3 student books (purchased by parents)
    -Handouts provided by teacher
    -Novels and/ or library research
    -Student Binder (must be brought to class weekly)
    Course Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations + Class participation
    Grade Level: 3rd-4th

  • Science – 4th Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Anjuli Watanabe
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Science – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 3rd-6th

  • Book Club – 5th Period Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Art – 3rd Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Art – 2nd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 1st-3rd

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics – 3rd Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels:
    1st-3rd

  • Speech – 5th Period (3rd-4th)

    We are very excited to offer a class targeted towards capturing an audience with our words and presentation skills. In this class we will memorize, present and receive feedback on speeches as we learn to establish our subject, showcase our personalities, and speak eloquently to any group of people. We will be working towards better public speaking, improved social interaction, and a love of words and presentation. This class will incorporate fun games, challenges, and memorization activities each week.

    Teacher: Coates
    Prerequisites: none
    Expectations: light homework each week
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Song School Latin – 6th period (2nd-3rd)

    This is a beginning Latin course for children in 2nd-3rd grade. We learn Latin in a fun way by singing, chanting, and drawing/acting out vocabulary words. We are introduced to first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation verb families, as well as future and imperfect verb tenses. Students learn close to 200 vocabulary words, study famous Latin sayings, and reinforce concepts they are learning in English, such as parts of speech. Students who complete this course are well prepared for the Latin for Children A class.
    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Song School 2 
    Expectations: 20-30 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Grade 4th

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (4th-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • History of Art & Music – 6th Period Friday

    Teacher: Haupt

    Come enjoy a feast of the senses as we delve into the art of LISTENING and LOOKING at music and art throughout Western Civilization. We are created in the image of the CREATOR GOD and thus naturally wired to create. We will learn about many trends in music and art throughout the centuries as we learn about popular composers and artists through fun games and projects!

    – Learn how to listen to music

    – listen for story, emotion, etc…

    – Learn how to observe art

    – paying attention to symbolism, color, emotion, technique.

    – Correlate famous works of art & musical compositions with the correct artist and genre

    Homework Expectation: 30 minutes/week

    Curriculum: 

    • The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence, Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson (third edition)

    • An Intro to the Classics: Story of ____ Composers.

    • Digital File of prints and artist bio’s for optional home display. https://cultivatedlearning.org/arrow/ < for links for the audio stories and Gift of Music book

    Grade Levels: 3rd-5th

  • First Language/Writing 3 – 4th Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    This exciting class will be a coupling of two wonderful texts combined in a fun way that
    will engage our young learners. Writing With Ease Level 3 and First Language Lessons
    Level 3 are recommended to go together to give your student copy-work, reading
    passages, comprehension questions, narration, picture study, poetry and other
    techniques to develop the student’s language ability. Using passages and sentences
    from classic children’s literature, it allows young writers to practice their skills while
    absorbing the style and grace of great authors as well as sparking their imagination.
    From parts of speech and contractions to punctuation, synonyms, and homophones,
    these are easy-to-use, scripted lessons that will give your child a solid foundation in
    grammar and clear communication.

    This is a great class for those wanting to introduce their child to the basics of written
    and verbal communication without the heaviness of an abundance of work on student
    or parent.

    Teacher: Jill Helmstetler
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 30 minutes
    three days a week at home.
    Curriculum:
    1. The Complete Writer: Level 3 Workbook for Writing with Ease by Susan Wise Bauer
    2. First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3. It will be used in class but it is optional to finish each lesson at home.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Art – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Art – 5th Period Friday (4th-5th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

  • Speech – 4th Period (4th-6th)

    We are very excited to offer a class targeted towards capturing an audience with our words and presentation skills. In this class we will memorize, present and receive feedback on speeches as we learn to establish our subject, showcase our personalities, and speak eloquently to any group of people. We will be working towards better public speaking, improved social interaction, and a love of words and presentation. This class will incorporate fun games, challenges, and memorization activities each week.

    Teacher: Coates
    Prerequisites: none
    Expectations: light homework each week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • LEGO Mindstorms Robotics – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    LEGO NXT combines building and coding to develop interactive robotic skills. Students use computers to learn code placement and how coding works. Students also work with motors, color, and distance sensors to engage in educational play. Class sessions include building a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality.  The Mindstorm course is designed for all skill levels.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Book Club – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Friday Lunch (3rd-4th)

    Arrow Lunch for 3rd-4th graders

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Period Friday

    Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

     

  • American History – 3rd Period Friday (3rd & 4th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by.

    Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets, Bible verses, timeline information, quarterly class presentations, and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Lanette Frost
    Textbooks and Materials:
    -Masterbooks America’s Story Volume 2 & 3 student books (purchased by parents)
    -Handouts provided by teacher
    -Novels and/ or library research
    -Student Binder (must be brought to class weekly)
    Course Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations + Class participation
    Grade Level: 3rd-4th

  • American History – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-4th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by.

    Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets, Bible verses, timeline information, quarterly class presentations, and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Lanette Frost
    Textbooks and Materials:
    -Masterbooks America’s Story Volume 2 & 3 student books (purchased by parents)
    -Handouts provided by teacher
    -Novels and/ or library research
    -Student Binder (must be brought to class weekly)
    Course Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations + Class participation
    Grade Level: 3rd-4th

  • Science – 4th Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Anjuli Watanabe
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Science – 1st Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 3rd-6th

  • Book Club – 5th Period Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Math Mania – 3rd Period Friday (4th-5th)

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 4th-5th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts using games. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Good Behavior, participation in-class activities, follow Teachers’ instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simple division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: LOTS of different card games- Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, AND MORE!!!

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

  • Speech – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)
  • Art – 3rd Period Friday (3rd-4th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • IEW 1 – 1st Period Friday (4th-5th)

    In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various American History themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    This course offers a literature component that you may add for your child at home. It complements the U.S. History time period we will be covering in our writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Textbook and Materials:
    1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only] Implementing the Structure and Style® Writing Method, Second Edition ISBN: 978-1-62341-324-8
    https://iew.com/shop/products/us-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only#slideshow-0
    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisite: Training Workshop 
    New IEW families are required to attend a 3- hour IEW training workshop
    Date TBD
    $30 Workshop Fee
    $15 IEW Student Resource Guide

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Period (4th-6th)

    Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Speech – 5th Period (3rd-4th)

    We are very excited to offer a class targeted towards capturing an audience with our words and presentation skills. In this class we will memorize, present and receive feedback on speeches as we learn to establish our subject, showcase our personalities, and speak eloquently to any group of people. We will be working towards better public speaking, improved social interaction, and a love of words and presentation. This class will incorporate fun games, challenges, and memorization activities each week.

    Teacher: Coates
    Prerequisites: none
    Expectations: light homework each week
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

  • Guitar – 1st period Friday (4th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th+

  • Latin A – 3rd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Latin A – 2nd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

Grade 5th

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (4th-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Advanced Art – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 5th-7th

  • History of Art & Music – 6th Period Friday

    Teacher: Haupt

    Come enjoy a feast of the senses as we delve into the art of LISTENING and LOOKING at music and art throughout Western Civilization. We are created in the image of the CREATOR GOD and thus naturally wired to create. We will learn about many trends in music and art throughout the centuries as we learn about popular composers and artists through fun games and projects!

    – Learn how to listen to music

    – listen for story, emotion, etc…

    – Learn how to observe art

    – paying attention to symbolism, color, emotion, technique.

    – Correlate famous works of art & musical compositions with the correct artist and genre

    Homework Expectation: 30 minutes/week

    Curriculum: 

    • The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence, Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson (third edition)

    • An Intro to the Classics: Story of ____ Composers.

    • Digital File of prints and artist bio’s for optional home display. https://cultivatedlearning.org/arrow/ < for links for the audio stories and Gift of Music book

    Grade Levels: 3rd-5th

  • Art – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Art – 5th Period Friday (4th-5th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

  • Speech – 4th Period (4th-6th)

    We are very excited to offer a class targeted towards capturing an audience with our words and presentation skills. In this class we will memorize, present and receive feedback on speeches as we learn to establish our subject, showcase our personalities, and speak eloquently to any group of people. We will be working towards better public speaking, improved social interaction, and a love of words and presentation. This class will incorporate fun games, challenges, and memorization activities each week.

    Teacher: Coates
    Prerequisites: none
    Expectations: light homework each week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Grammar – 5th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Course Expectations:
    -Students in Steps to Good Grammar will be expected to do the following:
    -Review definitions
    -Practice chants
    -Complete homework pages
    Materials: No textbook required
    -Student pages (provided by instructor)
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind
    Homework: Varies by weekly unit
    -5 min daily review
    -15-45 mins written homework/ 1 day week
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Friday Lunch (5th-6th)

    Arrow Lunch for 5th-6th graders

     

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Period Friday

    Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

     

  • Grammar – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Course Expectations:
    -Students in Steps to Good Grammar will be expected to do the following:
    -Review definitions
    -Practice chants
    -Complete homework pages
    Materials: No textbook required
    -Student pages (provided by instructor)
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind
    Homework: Varies by weekly unit
    -5 min daily review
    -15-45 mins written homework/ 1 day week
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit-forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts, and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc. Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Science – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Science – 2nd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 3rd-6th

  • Math Mania – 3rd Period Friday (4th-5th)

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 4th-5th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts using games. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Good Behavior, participation in-class activities, follow Teachers’ instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simple division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: LOTS of different card games- Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, AND MORE!!!

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

  • Speech – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)
  • Science – 5th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Anjuli Watanabe
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • American History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-6th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • IEW 2 – 4th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various American History themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    This course offers a literature component that you may add for your child at home. It complements the U.S. History time period we will be covering in our writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Textbook and Materials:
    1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only] Implementing the Structure and Style® Writing Method, Second Edition ISBN: 978-1-62341-324-8
    https://iew.com/shop/products/us-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only#slideshow-0
    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisites: 1-2 years of IEW

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

     

  • IEW 1 – 1st Period Friday (4th-5th)

    In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various American History themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    This course offers a literature component that you may add for your child at home. It complements the U.S. History time period we will be covering in our writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Textbook and Materials:
    1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only] Implementing the Structure and Style® Writing Method, Second Edition ISBN: 978-1-62341-324-8
    https://iew.com/shop/products/us-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only#slideshow-0
    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisite: Training Workshop 
    New IEW families are required to attend a 3- hour IEW training workshop
    Date TBD
    $30 Workshop Fee
    $15 IEW Student Resource Guide

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Period (4th-6th)

    Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Book Club – 4th Period Friday (5th-6th)
  • Guitar – 1st period Friday (4th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th+

  • Latin A – 3rd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • American History – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • American History – 1st Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Latin A – 2nd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Latin B – 1st Period Friday (5th-7th)

Grade 6th

  • Advanced MS Art – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Life Science – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Life Science utilizes the beautiful MasterBook “God’s Design for Life” to reveal the wonders of God’s creation through the study of plants, the human body, and animals. Designed to build critical thinking skills, this colorful text includes ample hands-on activities to ignite curiosity for our amazing world.

    Teacher: TBD
    Curriculum: MasterBooks God’s Design: Life by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
    Expectations: 45-60 minutes per lesson, four days/week
    Prerequisites: none
    Lab Fee:
    $25
    Grade Levels: 6th-7th

     

  • Functional Fitness – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • American History 2 – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-7th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: TBD
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 6th-7th
  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday (4th-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Advanced Art – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 5th-7th

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 1st Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher:
    Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Wednesday (6th-9th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:  Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations:
    Prerequisites:
    Grade Levels: 6th-9th
  • Journalism/Yearbook – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Students will learn basic photography, publishing, and teamwork skills as they work to assemble a beautiful yearbook! This is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and serve the Arrow community.

    Prerequisites: 
    Expectations: 
    Some homework required including photographing students. More homework as the yearbook deadline approaches. Time varies depending on the student’s role.
    Teacher:
    Grade Levels:
    6th-8th

  • Advanced MS Art – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Bible – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)


    Teacher: 
    Expectations: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Art – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher: Jo Kimberly Sloan
    Textbook and Materials:
    -Student Binder (provided by instructor – must be brought to class each week)
    -Art Supplies (provided by instructor)
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. All other projects are designed to fit into the allotted class time; however, some work may be sent home if incomplete at the end of a project period. The class syllabus lists additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Speech – 4th Period (4th-6th)

    We are very excited to offer a class targeted towards capturing an audience with our words and presentation skills. In this class we will memorize, present and receive feedback on speeches as we learn to establish our subject, showcase our personalities, and speak eloquently to any group of people. We will be working towards better public speaking, improved social interaction, and a love of words and presentation. This class will incorporate fun games, challenges, and memorization activities each week.

    Teacher: Coates
    Prerequisites: none
    Expectations: light homework each week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Grammar – 5th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Course Expectations:
    -Students in Steps to Good Grammar will be expected to do the following:
    -Review definitions
    -Practice chants
    -Complete homework pages
    Materials: No textbook required
    -Student pages (provided by instructor)
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind
    Homework: Varies by weekly unit
    -5 min daily review
    -15-45 mins written homework/ 1 day week
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Friday Lunch (5th-6th)

    Arrow Lunch for 5th-6th graders

     

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

     

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Period Friday

    Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

     

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 2nd Period Wednesday(6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Narnia 1 – 1st Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 30 lessons (with two bonus lessons) beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style® writing method.

    The Student Book gives reading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics, checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more! (The Teacher’s Manual is an optional component of the course. It guides the teacher/parent through each lesson with in-depth explanations, tips for teaching, checklists, and other notes that will ensure that you and your students are successful with Following Narnia.)

    In this course students will use the IEW writing method to take notes and create simple outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a mini research report and compose creative essays. The class will use IEW Following Narnia, Volume 1.This approach to learning to write provides the structure that students need in order to develop confidence in the writing process. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, use of adverbial clauses, sentence openers, etc.) will be taught incrementally to move students from the basics to more sophisticated writing.

    This class will also have a Grammar Review and Vocabulary Development component

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: IEW Following Narnia, Volume 1
    Prerequisites: Attend 1 parent equipping before school begins
    Expectations: 2-3 Hours per Week 
    Supply Fee: None

    The Following Narnia Vol.1 Writing Program is designed to be taught in either 24 or 30 instructional meetings. For those classes that meet only 24 times per year (Arrow Primer), students will cover the first two Narnia Books and Units 1-8 of the IEW Teaching Writing with Structure and Style (TWSS) Syllabus.  Students who register for the full 30-week instructional program (Arrow Academics), will complete all three Narnia books and all nine units of the TWSS Syllabus, plus a bonus unit on Responding to Literature through analytical writing about character, symbolism, and theme. 

  • Vocal Ensemble – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.  Some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements.  It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Grammar – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Course Expectations:
    -Students in Steps to Good Grammar will be expected to do the following:
    -Review definitions
    -Practice chants
    -Complete homework pages
    Materials: No textbook required
    -Student pages (provided by instructor)
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind
    Homework: Varies by weekly unit
    -5 min daily review
    -15-45 mins written homework/ 1 day week
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit-forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts, and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc. Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Life Science – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Life Science utilizes the beautiful MasterBook “God’s Design for Life” to reveal the wonders of God’s creation through the study of plants, the human body, and animals. Designed to build critical thinking skills, this colorful text includes ample hands-on activities to ignite curiosity for our amazing world.

    Teacher: Lisa de Oliveira
    Curriculum: MasterBooks God’s Design: Life by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
    Expectations: 45-60 minutes per lesson, four days/week
    Prerequisites: none
    Lab Fee:
    $25
    Grade Levels: 6th-7th

     

  • Latin C – 3rd AA Period Friday

    This advanced class is for 6th-8th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or equivalent. We review concepts from the previous two Latin books in this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, as well as fourth and fifth declensions. Students will learn 240+ new Latin vocabulary terms and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. Due to the longer class period, we will also be able to spend time each week doing Latin translations. Students new to Arrow’s Latin program will be tested by the instructor to ascertain their Latin level.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum:
    Latin for Children, Book C
    Latin History Reader
    Latin for Children, Book C Teacher’s Edition (optional)
    Prerequisites: Latin for Children B or equivalent
    Prerequisite: Latin Placement Test

    New students to Latin B & C

    Date TBD

    $20 Placement Test Fee

    Expectations: 50-60 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Science – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Science – 2nd Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1 (or 2) – instructor will contact
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-6th)
    PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 3rd-6th

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Wednesday (extended)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • Speech – 6th Period Friday (4th-6th)
  • Science – 5th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    Utilizing Apologia’s Junior Explorer Series this year, we will have a WHALE of time exploring God’s creation underwater. Our adventures begin in studying the wonders of the deep with Apologia’s underwater Zoology learning about rivers, streams, oceans and underwater animals both great and small. The Junior Explorers program is a robust program that will also prepare our students for upper science classes with the Apologia module format and science speculation worksheet.

    Teacher: Anjuli Watanabe
    Curriculum:
    Textbook: Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Junior Notebook for 3rd and under or Notebook Journal for 4th and up Optional: MP3 OR AUDIO DOWNLOADS of the textbook https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-superset-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects.
    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.
    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

  • American History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-6th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • Middle School Spanish – 5th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Course Description: Did you know that almost 30% of Texans speak Spanish? This year-long class can be a middle school introduction to Spanish or can satisfy a high school requirement for one foreign language credit while equipping students with the ability to speak and understand useful expressions. Excelerate SPANISH is a dynamic, multi-sensory approach designed to replicate the process by which all people learn their first language. Lessons mimic real-life situations and provide meaningful contexts and a low-stress environment, all while enabling students to respond to and retain the new vocabulary and structures.

    Teacher:
    Heather Jane Link 
    Curriculum: Textbooks and Materials:
    Excelerate Spanish Textbook and by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Excelerate SPANISH Workbook, both by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Streaming online video access login (provided by instructor)
    Prerequisites: Ability to read and write fluently in English and able to have fun! 
    Expectations: Students will require online access with the ability to stream videos and be expected to do the following each week: Watch a 45-minute online video to learn vocabulary and pronunciation Complete Excelerate SPANISH textbook pages and online review Complete workbook activities for further practice and mastery Complete online quiz Practice learning in bite size pieces with the free Duolingo app 3 times a week.
    Homework: 30 minutes/ 4 days a week
    Grades: 
    6th-8th

  • IEW 2 – 4th Period Friday (5th-6th)

    In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various American History themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    This course offers a literature component that you may add for your child at home. It complements the U.S. History time period we will be covering in our writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Textbook and Materials:
    1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only] Implementing the Structure and Style® Writing Method, Second Edition ISBN: 978-1-62341-324-8
    https://iew.com/shop/products/us-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only#slideshow-0
    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisites: 1-2 years of IEW

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Period (4th-6th)

    Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Book Club – 4th Period Friday (5th-6th)
  • Guitar – 1st period Friday (4th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th+

  • Latin A – 3rd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • American History – 3rd Period Friday (5th-6th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • American History – 1st Period Friday (5th-6th)

    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.

    Teacher: Liz Goodwin
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Latin A – 2nd Period Friday (4th-6th)

    This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 
    Expectations:30-40 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

  • Latin B – 1st Period Friday (5th-7th)

Grade 7th

  • Advanced MS Art – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Life Science – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Life Science utilizes the beautiful MasterBook “God’s Design for Life” to reveal the wonders of God’s creation through the study of plants, the human body, and animals. Designed to build critical thinking skills, this colorful text includes ample hands-on activities to ignite curiosity for our amazing world.

    Teacher: TBD
    Curriculum: MasterBooks God’s Design: Life by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
    Expectations: 45-60 minutes per lesson, four days/week
    Prerequisites: none
    Lab Fee:
    $25
    Grade Levels: 6th-7th

     

  • Functional Fitness – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • American History 2 – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-7th)
    This class will continue our chronological study of U.S. history from the Civil War to modern times. Students will see American history through the lens of God’s providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is His Story, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. We will learn the lessons of history and discover heroes to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussion of lessons; fun mapwork; lively activities & games; worksheets; Bible verses; timeline information; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from the different eras.
    Teacher: TBD
    Curriculum: Masterbooks – America’s Story 2 & America’s Story 3
    Time Expectations: 1.5+ hours/week + 4 Quarterly Presentations
    Grade Level: 6th-7th
  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Advanced Art – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 5th-7th

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 1st Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher:
    Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Wednesday (6th-9th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:  Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations:
    Prerequisites:
    Grade Levels: 6th-9th
  • Study Skills/Logic – 5th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)
  • Texas History – 5th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This course will explore Texas geography and regions, Texas symbols and culture, and Texas history from the Native American tribes, to the early “300” settlers, the heroes of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, Texas statehood, Texas during the Civil War, and the emerging Texas as an economic and political powerhouse. We will also learn about the Texas government and how it works. All of our study will be from a uniquely Christian worldview, with a special emphasis on the church and spiritual movements, and how they impacted Texas history. We hope to have a family field trip to Austin / San Antonio to see some of the historic places. There will be 4 presentations: 1 on geography, 2 on history and 1 on government.

    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

    Curriculum: The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley. 2nd or 3rd edition. Out of print. We are still pursuing permission to reprint. Arrow will provide at cost.

    Expectations: 3-4 hours

  • Texas History – 4th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This course will explore Texas geography and regions, Texas symbols and culture, and Texas history from the Native American tribes, to the early “300” settlers, the heroes of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, Texas statehood, Texas during the Civil War, and the emerging Texas as an economic and political powerhouse. We will also learn about the Texas government and how it works. All of our study will be from a uniquely Christian worldview, with a special emphasis on the church and spiritual movements, and how they impacted Texas history. We hope to have a family field trip to Austin / San Antonio to see some of the historic places. There will be 4 presentations: 1 on geography, 2 on history and 1 on government.

    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

    Curriculum: The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley. 2nd or 3rd edition. Out of print. We are still pursuing permission to reprint. Arrow will provide at cost.

    Expectations: 3-4 hours

  • Journalism/Yearbook – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Students will learn basic photography, publishing, and teamwork skills as they work to assemble a beautiful yearbook! This is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and serve the Arrow community.

    Prerequisites: 
    Expectations: 
    Some homework required including photographing students. More homework as the yearbook deadline approaches. Time varies depending on the student’s role.
    Teacher:
    Grade Levels:
    6th-8th

  • Advanced MS Art – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Bible – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)


    Teacher: 
    Expectations: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Narnia 2 – 2nd Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method. This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicles of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle) to teach advanced structure and style techniques. This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their toolbox from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc. In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skills in the writing process. The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis. He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Teacher:
    Hope Desormeaux
    Expectations:
    3-4 hours Per Week
    Prerequisites:
    Narnia 1 or another IEW course
    Students new to IEW required to attend summer IEW Workshop – $50
    Grade Levels:
    7th- 8th

     

  • Friday Lunch (7th-8th)

    Arrow Lunch for 7th-8th graders

     

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

     

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 2nd Period Wednesday(6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Narnia 1 – 1st Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 30 lessons (with two bonus lessons) beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style® writing method.

    The Student Book gives reading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics, checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more! (The Teacher’s Manual is an optional component of the course. It guides the teacher/parent through each lesson with in-depth explanations, tips for teaching, checklists, and other notes that will ensure that you and your students are successful with Following Narnia.)

    In this course students will use the IEW writing method to take notes and create simple outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a mini research report and compose creative essays. The class will use IEW Following Narnia, Volume 1.This approach to learning to write provides the structure that students need in order to develop confidence in the writing process. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, use of adverbial clauses, sentence openers, etc.) will be taught incrementally to move students from the basics to more sophisticated writing.

    This class will also have a Grammar Review and Vocabulary Development component

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: 
    Curriculum: IEW Following Narnia, Volume 1
    Prerequisites: Attend 1 parent equipping before school begins
    Expectations: 2-3 Hours per Week 
    Supply Fee: None

    The Following Narnia Vol.1 Writing Program is designed to be taught in either 24 or 30 instructional meetings. For those classes that meet only 24 times per year (Arrow Primer), students will cover the first two Narnia Books and Units 1-8 of the IEW Teaching Writing with Structure and Style (TWSS) Syllabus.  Students who register for the full 30-week instructional program (Arrow Academics), will complete all three Narnia books and all nine units of the TWSS Syllabus, plus a bonus unit on Responding to Literature through analytical writing about character, symbolism, and theme. 

  • Vocal Ensemble – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.  Some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements.  It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit-forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts, and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc. Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Life Science – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-7th)

    Life Science utilizes the beautiful MasterBook “God’s Design for Life” to reveal the wonders of God’s creation through the study of plants, the human body, and animals. Designed to build critical thinking skills, this colorful text includes ample hands-on activities to ignite curiosity for our amazing world.

    Teacher: Lisa de Oliveira
    Curriculum: MasterBooks God’s Design: Life by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
    Expectations: 45-60 minutes per lesson, four days/week
    Prerequisites: none
    Lab Fee:
    $25
    Grade Levels: 6th-7th

     

  • Latin C – 3rd AA Period Friday

    This advanced class is for 6th-8th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or equivalent. We review concepts from the previous two Latin books in this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, as well as fourth and fifth declensions. Students will learn 240+ new Latin vocabulary terms and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. Due to the longer class period, we will also be able to spend time each week doing Latin translations. Students new to Arrow’s Latin program will be tested by the instructor to ascertain their Latin level.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum:
    Latin for Children, Book C
    Latin History Reader
    Latin for Children, Book C Teacher’s Edition (optional)
    Prerequisites: Latin for Children B or equivalent
    Prerequisite: Latin Placement Test

    New students to Latin B & C

    Date TBD

    $20 Placement Test Fee

    Expectations: 50-60 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Worldview 2 – 2nd AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Grading will be largely based on participation in classroom discussions. Light homework and reading will be assigned. Some topics may be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents do the reading with the student. MS Worldview 2 uses the same book as MS Worldview I, but focuses on the second half of the books. Only students who have completed Worldview I at Arrow can register for this course – if you register for this course without that prerequisite the student will automatically be moved to a study hall.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum: Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Expectations: 2-3 hours for reading and homework
    Prerequisite: Worldview I
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1 (or 2) – instructor will contact
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Wednesday (extended)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • MS Worldview 1 – 1st AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Some topics can be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents read the assignments with the students. MS Worldview I will focus on the first half of the books.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum:
    Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Homework expectations: Grades are largely based on participation in classroom discussions, with light homework.
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

     

  • General Science – 1st Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This will be a fun, challenging year! Students will learn how write-up experiment reports, take tests, quizzes, and read from their thick textbook. All work will be graded, and although challenging, your student will show tremendous growth by the end of the year. *Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Lisa de Oliveira 
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with General Science ISBN: 978-1-932012-86-6
    Prerequisites: 6th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 hours daily homework
    Supply Fee: $60

  • Middle School Spanish – 5th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Course Description: Did you know that almost 30% of Texans speak Spanish? This year-long class can be a middle school introduction to Spanish or can satisfy a high school requirement for one foreign language credit while equipping students with the ability to speak and understand useful expressions. Excelerate SPANISH is a dynamic, multi-sensory approach designed to replicate the process by which all people learn their first language. Lessons mimic real-life situations and provide meaningful contexts and a low-stress environment, all while enabling students to respond to and retain the new vocabulary and structures.

    Teacher:
    Heather Jane Link 
    Curriculum: Textbooks and Materials:
    Excelerate Spanish Textbook and by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Excelerate SPANISH Workbook, both by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Streaming online video access login (provided by instructor)
    Prerequisites: Ability to read and write fluently in English and able to have fun! 
    Expectations: Students will require online access with the ability to stream videos and be expected to do the following each week: Watch a 45-minute online video to learn vocabulary and pronunciation Complete Excelerate SPANISH textbook pages and online review Complete workbook activities for further practice and mastery Complete online quiz Practice learning in bite size pieces with the free Duolingo app 3 times a week.
    Homework: 30 minutes/ 4 days a week
    Grades: 
    6th-8th

  • Pre-Algebra – Friday 4th, Wednesday 3rd Period

    Pre-Algebra with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers, Understanding and simplifying exponents, Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value, Expanding understanding of place value, Evaluating radicals, Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor. This class meets 4th period on Wednesday and 1st period on Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs
    Curriculum: Math U See Pre-Algebra- https://store.demmelearning.com/pre-algebra-level-up-base-set.html 
    Prerequisite
    : Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At-home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In-class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Grade Levels: 7th-8th

  • Guitar – 1st period Friday (4th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th+

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Latin B – 1st Period Friday (5th-7th)

Grade 8th

  • Advanced MS Art – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Functional Fitness – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • Film Club (8th-9th)

    Host: Andra Schwenk

    This club will watch 6 films (either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening) over the school year. Movies may be chosen based on historical significance, groundbreaking influence, or unique film achievements. Students will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of prep work before the movie night. They will watch the movie as a group and then discuss as a group.

    Movies will not be rated above PG-13.

    Grade Levels: 8th-9th

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • High School Art 1 – 4th AA Period Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Expectations: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. Students who are interested in receiving ½ fine art high school credit will be expected to complete the enrichment content that is included on the syllabus as well as completing any unfinished project work at home. The enrichment and project work should take approximately 1.5 hours of at home time each week. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Course Description: Arrow Art – Academic Level is designed for students in 8th grade or above who are interested in earning ½ fine art high school credit. This course approaches art instruction classically, meaning that there will be an emphasis on traditional methods for strengthening student’s art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition.
    Pre-Requisites: none
  • Mock Trial in Training – 3rd AA Period Friday (8th-10th)

    The Mock Trial in Training class is geared towards developing the future Competition Mock Trial team. Students will spend the fall practicing argumentation, logic, and speaking skills. Students will practice the same skills as the Competition Mock Trial team, but will have the entire school year to practice and prepare. There will be be a greater emphasis on logic development, public speaking, and argument development.

    In April of 2022, the Mock Trial in Training will host their own Mock Trial with 1 Arrow team competing against another. Students will need to be available during a weekday for the competition.

    Here is a blurb from the Texas Mock Trial website: Thousands of high school students from across the state participate each year the Texas Mock Trial competition- a motivating, energetic, and challenging academic competition! The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time

    Teacher: Kim Hunt
    Curriculum: https://classicalacademicpress.com/products/the-art-of-argument Additional text TBA Case materials provided by Arrow Formal court attire (approved by teacher in early March)
    Expectations: Varies. 2 hours most weeks, 3-4 in the late spring
    Grade Levels: 8th-10th

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 1st Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher:
    Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Wednesday (6th-9th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:  Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations:
    Prerequisites:
    Grade Levels: 6th-9th
  • Study Skills/Logic – 5th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)
  • Texas History – 5th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This course will explore Texas geography and regions, Texas symbols and culture, and Texas history from the Native American tribes, to the early “300” settlers, the heroes of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, Texas statehood, Texas during the Civil War, and the emerging Texas as an economic and political powerhouse. We will also learn about the Texas government and how it works. All of our study will be from a uniquely Christian worldview, with a special emphasis on the church and spiritual movements, and how they impacted Texas history. We hope to have a family field trip to Austin / San Antonio to see some of the historic places. There will be 4 presentations: 1 on geography, 2 on history and 1 on government.

    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

    Curriculum: The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley. 2nd or 3rd edition. Out of print. We are still pursuing permission to reprint. Arrow will provide at cost.

    Expectations: 3-4 hours

  • Texas History – 4th Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This course will explore Texas geography and regions, Texas symbols and culture, and Texas history from the Native American tribes, to the early “300” settlers, the heroes of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, Texas statehood, Texas during the Civil War, and the emerging Texas as an economic and political powerhouse. We will also learn about the Texas government and how it works. All of our study will be from a uniquely Christian worldview, with a special emphasis on the church and spiritual movements, and how they impacted Texas history. We hope to have a family field trip to Austin / San Antonio to see some of the historic places. There will be 4 presentations: 1 on geography, 2 on history and 1 on government.

    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

    Curriculum: The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley. 2nd or 3rd edition. Out of print. We are still pursuing permission to reprint. Arrow will provide at cost.

    Expectations: 3-4 hours

  • Journalism/Yearbook – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Students will learn basic photography, publishing, and teamwork skills as they work to assemble a beautiful yearbook! This is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence and serve the Arrow community.

    Prerequisites: 
    Expectations: 
    Some homework required including photographing students. More homework as the yearbook deadline approaches. Time varies depending on the student’s role.
    Teacher:
    Grade Levels:
    6th-8th

  • Advanced MS Art – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • English – 3rd Period Wednesday (8th-9th)

    Course Description: The advanced IEW Structure and Style writing techniques learned in Narnia 2 will be built upon in this course as students focus on composing essays (TWSS Unit 8) and literary critiques (TWSS Unit 9) in order to explore ideas from their assigned reading of short stories, plays, and/or poems. Students will be challenged to think more deeply about what they read and write through the study of common literary devices, story journaling, the Five Common Topics, and annotation. Additionally, this course aims to equip students in their understanding and use of English Grammar.

    Teacher: Heather Souders
    Curriculum: (Specific curricula have not been chosen. Please wait to purchase.)
    -Essay Writing Curriculum, such as IEW’s Elegant Essay or Teaching Writing Structure and Style Seminar Binder
    -A variety of short stories, poems, and/or plays
    -English Grammar workbook TBD
    -A Circe Guide to Reading by Andrea Lipinski and Andrew Kern, optional
    Expectations: 1 hour/ 4 days a week
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Narnia 2 or other comparable IEW course. If the student is brand new to IEW, the student must participate in a Summer IEW Intensive.
    Grade Levels: 8th-9th
  • Bible – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th-8th)


    Teacher: 
    Expectations: 
    Curriculum: 
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Narnia 2 – 2nd Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method. This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicles of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle) to teach advanced structure and style techniques. This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their toolbox from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc. In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skills in the writing process. The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis. He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Teacher:
    Hope Desormeaux
    Expectations:
    3-4 hours Per Week
    Prerequisites:
    Narnia 1 or another IEW course
    Students new to IEW required to attend summer IEW Workshop – $50
    Grade Levels:
    7th- 8th

     

  • Latin 2 – 1st AA Period Friday (8th+)

    In this class, students will review to the basics of Latin grammar, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and other grammatical constructions. We will be completing most of the Henle 1 book. This class is a full high school foreign language credit. Latin is a relatively structured language and this course will focus heavily on grammar and translation. Parents and students alike find Latin daunting. However, I have found through disciplined memorization of forms, vocabulary words, and definitions, students will be set up for success. A typical week will consist of the following work:
    • 10-20 vocabulary words (drill pages)
    • Grammar forms (declensions and conjugations) (drill pages)
    • Grammar rules and definitions
    • 3-6 exercises from the Henle text
    • Supplemental handouts (occasional)

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum:
    Henle 1 Student book, Henle Grammar Book, Memoria Press Books https://www.christianbook.com/henle-latin-grammar-robert-henle/9780829401127/pd/646688?event=Homeschool|1004646
    https://www.christianbook.com/henle-latin-1-text-first-year/robert-henle/9780829410266/pd/646687?event=Homeschool|1004646 https://www.christianbook.com/first-henle-latin-teacher-manual-units/9781615384808/pd/384808?event=Homeschool|1004646 https://www.christianbook.com/first-henle-latin-teacher-manual-units/michelle-luoma/9781547700417/pd/700059?event=CFCER1
    Prerequisites: Latin 1 – one year MS or HS Latin
    Placement Test Required (for students new to Arrow) $30
    Expectations: 3-3.5 hours per week
    Grade Levels: 8th+

  • Friday Lunch (7th-8th)

    Arrow Lunch for 7th-8th graders

     

  • Ukulele – 2nd Period Friday (3rd-8th)
    Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Does your child have an interest in music but doesn’t know where to get started? Does your child just love the sound of the ukulele? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Curriculum:Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 (Book/Audio Online) (Ukulele Ensemble) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1480321699/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CR8M2S28AWK2N21V57XT
    Expectations: 30-60 mins
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 3rd-8th
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

     

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Wednesday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • EV3 Robotics Artificial Intelligence – Exploring Animals – 2nd Period Wednesday(6th+)

    Course Description:
    Student are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robotic animals interact with humans and other animals. Student will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several tasks for their A.I. animals. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges.
    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 6th+

  • Vocal Ensemble – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.  Some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements.  It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit-forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts, and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc. Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Advanced High School Art AP – 2nd AA Period Friday (10th-12th)
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Description: Arrow’s Advanced Academic HS Art (AP optional) focuses on composition techniques, creative content and applications, as well as helping budding artists find their voice in the medium of their choice. This class will continue Arrow’s tradition of approaching art instruction classically, meaning that it will emphasize traditional methods for strengthening student’s art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics; however, this class is designed to reach beyond building basic art skills and assumes that students have a reasonable level of mastery over their materials. It is designed to help students become effective visual communicators. The course will focus on traditional art media including sketch, ink, watercolor, and acrylic, but allows for individual exploration into other mediums as well. Instruction will also cover art concepts such as advanced color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and some practical skills including canvas building.
    Course Expectations and Assessment: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, projects, and presentations. This is a strenuous class and will require approximately 3-4 hours per week of out-of-class time. Out-of-class assignments will consist of finishing in-class art projects, researching topics and themes relating to a chosen thesis, collecting “inspiration”, and completing some enrichment activities such as watching YouTube videos, skill building worksheets, etc. This is a graded course and students are eligible to count it as a fine art or elective high school credit. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Grade Levels: 10th-12th
  • Latin C – 3rd AA Period Friday

    This advanced class is for 6th-8th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or equivalent. We review concepts from the previous two Latin books in this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, as well as fourth and fifth declensions. Students will learn 240+ new Latin vocabulary terms and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. Due to the longer class period, we will also be able to spend time each week doing Latin translations. Students new to Arrow’s Latin program will be tested by the instructor to ascertain their Latin level.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum:
    Latin for Children, Book C
    Latin History Reader
    Latin for Children, Book C Teacher’s Edition (optional)
    Prerequisites: Latin for Children B or equivalent
    Prerequisite: Latin Placement Test

    New students to Latin B & C

    Date TBD

    $20 Placement Test Fee

    Expectations: 50-60 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Worldview 2 – 2nd AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Grading will be largely based on participation in classroom discussions. Light homework and reading will be assigned. Some topics may be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents do the reading with the student. MS Worldview 2 uses the same book as MS Worldview I, but focuses on the second half of the books. Only students who have completed Worldview I at Arrow can register for this course – if you register for this course without that prerequisite the student will automatically be moved to a study hall.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum: Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Expectations: 2-3 hours for reading and homework
    Prerequisite: Worldview I
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1 (or 2) – instructor will contact
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Wednesday (extended)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday (6th+)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday (6th+)

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th-12th

  • MS Worldview 1 – 1st AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Some topics can be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents read the assignments with the students. MS Worldview I will focus on the first half of the books.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum:
    Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Homework expectations: Grades are largely based on participation in classroom discussions, with light homework.
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

     

  • General Science – 1st Period Wednesday (7th-8th)

    This will be a fun, challenging year! Students will learn how write-up experiment reports, take tests, quizzes, and read from their thick textbook. All work will be graded, and although challenging, your student will show tremendous growth by the end of the year. *Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Lisa de Oliveira 
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with General Science ISBN: 978-1-932012-86-6
    Prerequisites: 6th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 hours daily homework
    Supply Fee: $60

  • Middle School Spanish – 5th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Course Description: Did you know that almost 30% of Texans speak Spanish? This year-long class can be a middle school introduction to Spanish or can satisfy a high school requirement for one foreign language credit while equipping students with the ability to speak and understand useful expressions. Excelerate SPANISH is a dynamic, multi-sensory approach designed to replicate the process by which all people learn their first language. Lessons mimic real-life situations and provide meaningful contexts and a low-stress environment, all while enabling students to respond to and retain the new vocabulary and structures.

    Teacher:
    Heather Jane Link 
    Curriculum: Textbooks and Materials:
    Excelerate Spanish Textbook and by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Excelerate SPANISH Workbook, both by Caryn Powell Hommel
    Streaming online video access login (provided by instructor)
    Prerequisites: Ability to read and write fluently in English and able to have fun! 
    Expectations: Students will require online access with the ability to stream videos and be expected to do the following each week: Watch a 45-minute online video to learn vocabulary and pronunciation Complete Excelerate SPANISH textbook pages and online review Complete workbook activities for further practice and mastery Complete online quiz Practice learning in bite size pieces with the free Duolingo app 3 times a week.
    Homework: 30 minutes/ 4 days a week
    Grades: 
    6th-8th

  • Algebra 1 – Friday AA 4th, Wednesday 4th Period

    Algebra 1 with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Graphing linear equations and inequalities, Describing linear equations in slope-intercept and standard form, Solving systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination, Expanding understanding of exponents, Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring, Using unit multipliers to convert between units of measure.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Kim Matthews  
    Curriculum: Math-U-See Algebra I Student Pack and Digital Pack
    https://store.demmelearning.com/algebra-1-level-up-base-set.html
    Prerequisites: Online Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Pre-Algebra – Friday 4th, Wednesday 3rd Period

    Pre-Algebra with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers, Understanding and simplifying exponents, Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value, Expanding understanding of place value, Evaluating radicals, Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor. This class meets 4th period on Wednesday and 1st period on Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs
    Curriculum: Math U See Pre-Algebra- https://store.demmelearning.com/pre-algebra-level-up-base-set.html 
    Prerequisite
    : Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At-home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In-class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Grade Levels: 7th-8th

  • Physical Science – 1st Period Wednesday

    Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition is a creation-based curriculum with weekly labs, designed to be an introduction to Chemistry and Physics and how they relate to Earth Science. Going from quarks to rockets, your student will marvel at the majesty of God’s creation. These 15 modules will require effort, but will help prepare your student for future science courses. My prayer is that your student will be led toward worship as we study and coincidentally, God used the material we cover this year to reveal himself to me in my salvation journey. I can’t wait to share my story with them.

    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Curriculum:
    Exploring Creation with Physical Science Textbook, 3rd Edition
    Exploring Creation with Physical Science Solutions Manual, 3rd Edition
    https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-physical-science-volumes/vicki-dincher/pd/506529?event=ESRCG#CBD-PD-Description

    Supplies:
    3 ring binder
    Calculator

    Time Expectation: 4 hours per week
    Prerequisite: PreAlgebra
    Placement Test Required: Yes
    Grade Level Range: 8th-9th

  • Guitar – 1st period Friday (4th+)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar or want to further your understanding of the instrument? Regardless of skill level, these self-paced group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None
    Grade Levels: 4th+

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Arrow Academics (HS)

  • Dual Credit College Algebra (MATH 1203)- 3rd AA Period Friday, 3rd Period Wednesday Fall

    A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications.

    Teacher: Graham

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2

    *$270 Fee Payable to LeTourneau University due mid-April

    THIS IS A FALL SEMESTER ONLY COURSE IF YOU INTEND TO BE ON CAMPUS DURING THESE PERIODS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER, PLEASE ADD SAT MATH OR STUDY HALL

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E AND CogAT Form 7

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    REGISTRATION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IS NOW CLOSED – ONLY those with prior approval may register.

    IOWA Assessment Test Form E

    In addition to registering online, you must also complete this Standardized Test Form.

    Grades 4-12

    More information on testing here

    PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE COMPLETING IN MAY 2021

    *You will register & check out one student at a time*

  • AA Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • SAT Math- 2nd Period Friday, 2nd Period Wednesday Spring

    A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications.

     

  • DUAL CREDIT Trigonometry (MATH 1252) – 1st Period Friday, 1st Period Wednesday Spring

    A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers.

    Teacher: Graham

    *$270 Fee Payable to LeTourneau University due mid-April

    THIS IS A SPRING SEMESTER ONLY COURSE IF YOU INTEND TO BE ON CAMPUS DURING THESE PERIODS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER, PLEASE ADD DUAL CREDIT PRE-CAL OR STUDY HALL

  • AA Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • AA Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Semi-Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday (4th+)

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Private Music Lesson/Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Want an even more intentional music learning experience? Have a free period you’re trying to fill with something more formative? Want the convenience of being able to knock-out your weekly lessons while at Arrow already?

    The team at Zera Music Company will be providing 30-min private lessons and 55-min semi-private lessons. Their instructors specialize in teaching keyboard, guitar, or voice and would love to propel your understanding of music forward through fun and personalized weekly instruction

    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum:
    Ranges from these options depending on skill level and instrument:

    Essential Elements for Guitar – Book 1: Comprehensive Guitar Method (GUITARE) 

    Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 

    Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures 
    Expectations:1-2hours/week
    Supply Fee: None
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 4th +

    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM UPON REGISTRATION

  • Dual Credit College Algebra (MATH 1203)- 2nd Period Friday, 2nd Period Wednesday Fall

    A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications.

    Teacher: Graham

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2

    *$270 Fee Payable to LeTourneau University due mid-April

    THIS IS A FALL SEMESTER ONLY COURSE IF YOU INTEND TO BE ON CAMPUS DURING THESE PERIODS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER, PLEASE ADD SAT MATH OR STUDY HALL

  • DUAL CREDIT Pre-Calculus (MATH 1303)- 1st Period Friday, 1st Period Wednesday Fall

    A study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences, series, and analytic geometry, including a review of algebra.

    Teacher: Graham

    *$270 Fee Payable to LeTourneau University due mid-April

    THIS IS A FALL SEMESTER ONLY COURSE IF YOU INTEND TO BE ON CAMPUS DURING THESE PERIODS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER, PLEASE ADD DUAL CREDIT TRIG OR STUDY HALL

  • High School Art 1 – 4th AA Period Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Expectations: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. Students who are interested in receiving ½ fine art high school credit will be expected to complete the enrichment content that is included on the syllabus as well as completing any unfinished project work at home. The enrichment and project work should take approximately 1.5 hours of at home time each week. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Course Description: Arrow Art – Academic Level is designed for students in 8th grade or above who are interested in earning ½ fine art high school credit. This course approaches art instruction classically, meaning that there will be an emphasis on traditional methods for strengthening student’s art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition.
    Pre-Requisites: none
  • Mock Trial in Training – 3rd AA Period Friday (8th-10th)

    The Mock Trial in Training class is geared towards developing the future Competition Mock Trial team. Students will spend the fall practicing argumentation, logic, and speaking skills. Students will practice the same skills as the Competition Mock Trial team, but will have the entire school year to practice and prepare. There will be be a greater emphasis on logic development, public speaking, and argument development.

    In April of 2022, the Mock Trial in Training will host their own Mock Trial with 1 Arrow team competing against another. Students will need to be available during a weekday for the competition.

    Here is a blurb from the Texas Mock Trial website: Thousands of high school students from across the state participate each year the Texas Mock Trial competition- a motivating, energetic, and challenging academic competition! The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time

    Teacher: Kim Hunt
    Curriculum: https://classicalacademicpress.com/products/the-art-of-argument Additional text TBA Case materials provided by Arrow Formal court attire (approved by teacher in early March)
    Expectations: Varies. 2 hours most weeks, 3-4 in the late spring
    Grade Levels: 8th-10th

  • Mock Trial – 4th AA Period Friday (10th+)

    Thousands of high school students from across the state participate each year in this highly motivating, energetic, and challenging academic competition! The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time.

    The competition Mock Trial class is capped at 10 students–the max allowed in competition. Students will spend the fall practicing argumentation, logic, and speaking skills. The case is released in October, and the team will then prepare the case for the Regional Competition, held between Jan 9 – Feb 13. Winners from the region then advance to the State Competition during the first weekend in March. The winner of State Competition has the opportunity to represent Texas in the National Competition held in May.

    Students who enroll in this class should be enthusiastic about the competition, willing to be a team player, be willing to be assigned a role by the teacher, and willing to memorize and practice their part extensively. Students will likely only be allowed to enroll on the Competition Mock Trial once during their high school years to make space for other students. Students who do not complete assignments or come prepared to class in the fall may be dismissed from class. While an Mock Trial is an elective, enrolling on the competition team implies a high level of dedication and high expectations both in preparation and in class. Students enrolling in this class also agree to attend every competition the team qualifies for and should consider schedule conflicts before enrolling. Exact weekend competition dates have not been released yet, but student’s are expected to prioritize Mock Trial competition over other activities.

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum: The Argument Builder (Student Edition) by Dr. Shelly Johnson https://classicalacademicpress.com/products/the-argument-builder
    Case materials provided by Arrow.

    Expectations: Formal dress clothes for trial (must be approved by teacher in December)
    Willingness to possibly travel. Outside work varies during the year. 2 hours early in the fall, 3-4 for prep weeks, and 5-6 the last couple of weeks before competitions. Once competition is over, homework should return to 2 hours per week.
    Prerequisites: Comfortable and willing to speak in front of groups. Able to read on grade level.
    Class Supply Fee: $25
    Grade Levels: 10th-12th

  • 3rd Period HS Worldview I – AA Friday (9th-12th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Grading will be largely based on participation in classroom discussions. Light homework and reading will be assigned. Some topics may be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents do the reading with the student. HS Worldview I uses the same books as MS Worldview I, focusing on the first half of the books. HS Worldview I and MS Worldview I are the exact same course, though they are presented for different age levels. Either course is appropriate for 9th graders–although the HS course may go deeper into more sensitive topics. Choose the course that matches their intellectual and maturity level for deep discussions.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum: Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Expectations: 2-3 hours for reading and homework
    Prerequisites: None
    Grade Levels: 9th-12th

     

  • Latin 2 – 1st AA Period Friday (8th+)

    In this class, students will review to the basics of Latin grammar, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions and other grammatical constructions. We will be completing most of the Henle 1 book. This class is a full high school foreign language credit. Latin is a relatively structured language and this course will focus heavily on grammar and translation. Parents and students alike find Latin daunting. However, I have found through disciplined memorization of forms, vocabulary words, and definitions, students will be set up for success. A typical week will consist of the following work:
    • 10-20 vocabulary words (drill pages)
    • Grammar forms (declensions and conjugations) (drill pages)
    • Grammar rules and definitions
    • 3-6 exercises from the Henle text
    • Supplemental handouts (occasional)

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum:
    Henle 1 Student book, Henle Grammar Book, Memoria Press Books https://www.christianbook.com/henle-latin-grammar-robert-henle/9780829401127/pd/646688?event=Homeschool|1004646
    https://www.christianbook.com/henle-latin-1-text-first-year/robert-henle/9780829410266/pd/646687?event=Homeschool|1004646 https://www.christianbook.com/first-henle-latin-teacher-manual-units/9781615384808/pd/384808?event=Homeschool|1004646 https://www.christianbook.com/first-henle-latin-teacher-manual-units/michelle-luoma/9781547700417/pd/700059?event=CFCER1
    Prerequisites: Latin 1 – one year MS or HS Latin
    Placement Test Required (for students new to Arrow) $30
    Expectations: 3-3.5 hours per week
    Grade Levels: 8th+

  • Friday Lunch (9th-12th)

    Arrow Lunch for 9th-12th graders

     

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

     

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit-forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts, and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc. Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Advanced High School Art AP – 2nd AA Period Friday (10th-12th)
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Description: Arrow’s Advanced Academic HS Art (AP optional) focuses on composition techniques, creative content and applications, as well as helping budding artists find their voice in the medium of their choice. This class will continue Arrow’s tradition of approaching art instruction classically, meaning that it will emphasize traditional methods for strengthening student’s art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics; however, this class is designed to reach beyond building basic art skills and assumes that students have a reasonable level of mastery over their materials. It is designed to help students become effective visual communicators. The course will focus on traditional art media including sketch, ink, watercolor, and acrylic, but allows for individual exploration into other mediums as well. Instruction will also cover art concepts such as advanced color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and some practical skills including canvas building.
    Course Expectations and Assessment: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, projects, and presentations. This is a strenuous class and will require approximately 3-4 hours per week of out-of-class time. Out-of-class assignments will consist of finishing in-class art projects, researching topics and themes relating to a chosen thesis, collecting “inspiration”, and completing some enrichment activities such as watching YouTube videos, skill building worksheets, etc. This is a graded course and students are eligible to count it as a fine art or elective high school credit. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Grade Levels: 10th-12th
  • Latin C – 3rd AA Period Friday

    This advanced class is for 6th-8th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or equivalent. We review concepts from the previous two Latin books in this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, as well as fourth and fifth declensions. Students will learn 240+ new Latin vocabulary terms and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. Due to the longer class period, we will also be able to spend time each week doing Latin translations. Students new to Arrow’s Latin program will be tested by the instructor to ascertain their Latin level.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum:
    Latin for Children, Book C
    Latin History Reader
    Latin for Children, Book C Teacher’s Edition (optional)
    Prerequisites: Latin for Children B or equivalent
    Prerequisite: Latin Placement Test

    New students to Latin B & C

    Date TBD

    $20 Placement Test Fee

    Expectations: 50-60 min/ 4 days per week
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th

  • Worldview 2 – 2nd AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Grading will be largely based on participation in classroom discussions. Light homework and reading will be assigned. Some topics may be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents do the reading with the student. MS Worldview 2 uses the same book as MS Worldview I, but focuses on the second half of the books. Only students who have completed Worldview I at Arrow can register for this course – if you register for this course without that prerequisite the student will automatically be moved to a study hall.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum: Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Expectations: 2-3 hours for reading and homework
    Prerequisite: Worldview I
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

  • Old Testament Survey- 2nd AA Period Friday (9th-12th)

    This course aims to familiarize the student with overarching themes, common literary techniques, and historical backgrounds presented in the Old Testament Scriptures. Having memorized significant passages, discerned God’s character, and understood the flow of salvation history, the student should witness the literary genius of Scripture and distinguish the Gospel message throughout its pages.   

    Teacher: Robin Owens

    Curriculum: The Holy Bible with cross-references in one of the following translations: NASB, ESV, NET, KJV, NKJV, ASV, AMP, or RSV

    Time expectation: 1-2 hours per week

    Prerequisite: None

    Placement Test Required: No

    Grade Levels: 9th-12th

  • Geometry – Friday AA 4th, Wednesday 4th Period

    Math-U-See is a cumulative math program with a logical sequence of concept instruction. Each lesson contains multi-sensory tools such as videos, other resources to appeal to any learning style.  The Geometry student will work with Points, Rays, Lines, and Line Segments, Set Theory, Logic, and Proofs, Perimeter, Area, Volume, and Surface Area of Solids, Pythagorean Theorem and Radicals Trigonometric Functions and Standardized Testing Practice Problems and Strategies.

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Textbooks and Materials:
    Math U See Geometry- https://store.demmelearning.com/geometry-universal-set.html
    Course Expectations: 3-4 hours/week
    Students in Geometry will be expected to do the following:
    -Take weekly tests
    -Watch DVD Lessons (one per week)
    -Complete Assigned Lessons for the week and make corrections (5 per week)
    -Come to class with completed assigned work and Participate
    -Take and pass Unit tests, Mid Term, and Final Exams
    Prerequisites: Algebra I
    Placement Test Required
    Grade Levels: 9th-11th

  • MS Worldview 1 – 1st AA Period Friday (7th-9th)

    The goals for this curriculum are twofold. The first goal is defensive: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train them to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture of relativism and confusion. Some topics can be sensitive, and it is recommended that parents read the assignments with the students. MS Worldview I will focus on the first half of the books.

    Teacher: Chris Harrington
    Curriculum:
    Lightbearers Student Manual 3rd Rev $19.95
    How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig $9.95
    https://www.summit.org/curriculum/lightbearers-home-school/
    Homework expectations: Grades are largely based on participation in classroom discussions, with light homework.
    Grade Levels: 7th-9th

     

  • Spanish 2 – Friday 1st AA Period, Wednesday 4th Period

    In Spanish 2 students will learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level.  Skills acquired in Spanish level 1 will be reinforced.  Students will expand grammatically beyond the present tense by obtaining tools to communicate about past and future events as well as use the conditional tense. Spanish 2 will focus on expanding and building upon the vocabulary covered in Spanish 1.

    Teacher: Gina Schmidt
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Textbook and Material: Tentatively  BJU Press, Spanish 2  student textbook and student Activities Manuel.
    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete weekly assigned material, exercises, and activities.  Students will keep a notebook for recording vocabulary and key grammar rules, and keep handouts given in class.
    Prerequisites: 
    Any prior level 1 Spanish course.  Students should have a base knowledge of verb conjugation, adjective agreement, and pronoun usage with a base mental inventory of vocabulary.

     

     

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets both Wednesday and Friday 

    Grade Levels: 9th-12th

  • Algebra 2 – Friday AA 3rd, Wednesday 2nd Period

    Algebra II with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Simplifying multiple-degree rational expressions, Working with imaginary and complex numbers, Understanding and applying the binomial theorem, Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring, Applying analytic geometry to conic sections, Solving simultaneous equations (linear and conic) using graphing, substitution, and elimination.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Kim Matthews 
    Curriculum: Math U See
    Prerequisites: Algebra I/Instructor approval
    Placement Test Required
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At-home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In-class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.

    Supply Fee: None

     

  • Algebra 1 – Friday AA 4th, Wednesday 4th Period

    Algebra 1 with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Graphing linear equations and inequalities, Describing linear equations in slope-intercept and standard form, Solving systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination, Expanding understanding of exponents, Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring, Using unit multipliers to convert between units of measure.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Kim Matthews  
    Curriculum: Math-U-See Algebra I Student Pack and Digital Pack
    https://store.demmelearning.com/algebra-1-level-up-base-set.html
    Prerequisites: Online Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Biology – 1st Period Wednesday (9th-10th)

    *Exploring Creation with Biology is designed to be the student’s first high school science and is a college-prep course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. This class provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop and practice effective study skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Tabitha Teeter
    Curriculum and Supplies:

    • Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition ISBN: 978-1-932012-54-5
    • Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition ISBN 978-1-932012-55-2
    • 3-ring binder with tabs for notes, homework, labs, quizzes & tests
    • 3X5 cards on a binder ring for vocabulary
    • Colored pencils for labs

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 1.5 hours daily
    Supply Fee: $50

  • Pre-Algebra – Friday 4th, Wednesday 3rd Period

    Pre-Algebra with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers, Understanding and simplifying exponents, Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value, Expanding understanding of place value, Evaluating radicals, Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor. This class meets 4th period on Wednesday and 1st period on Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs
    Curriculum: Math U See Pre-Algebra- https://store.demmelearning.com/pre-algebra-level-up-base-set.html 
    Prerequisite
    : Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At-home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In-class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Grade Levels: 7th-8th

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

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