Character Ink (Formerly Training for Triumph) 2016-2017 Cottage Classes

Cottage Classes Registration and Schedules 2016-17

 

 

 

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Character Ink (CI) is announcing a tentative class offering list for the next school year for all three of our locations. Please note that the classes will be offered based on enrollment as of July 1st (for first semester) and November 1st (for second semester), so if there is a class that you want CI to run, please be sure to register early to ensure that class is full enough for us to hold.

 

Registrations are on a first come-first served basis after May 14th. Prior to May 14th, returning and past families will have the opportunity to register early. A deposit of $50 per student (regardless of number of classes) is required with the registration form in order to hold class spots for a student.

 

Craigville/Ossian area Tuesday and First Assembly Monday classes are invoiced monthly. Thursday classes should be paid in full on the first day of classes. (All locations will credit the $50 deposit, of course.) Class prices are given in detail on the registration forms at our blog (and range between $10 per week [for 90 min classes] and $15 per week [for 2.5 to 3 hour classes—CQLA only) [not including books and/or lab fees], depending on length of class sessions).

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 You may also request a registration form by e-mailing characterink@gmail.com or rreish@buckhorninc.com. Or you may pick up a form at our booth at the FWAHS expo on Saturday, May 14th.

 

Character Quality Language Arts (CQLA), Spanish, and science classes are two semesters long, sixteen to eighteen weeks per semester. Students registered for CQLA and/or science classes are committing to one full semester with the option of continuing on during the second semester (which nearly everybody does). All other classes are one semester classes, lasting fourteen to eighteen weeks each.

 

If you are registering for CQLA after July 1st or you have questions about levels, please contact Ray at 513 288 0891 or 260 450 7063. Returning CQLA students may be moving up to a new level. Please contact Donna (260-433-4365) or Joshua (260-450-3762) for advice in CQLA and composition placement for returning students.

 

Please realize that our classes are heavily academic (i.e. not extra curricular or club-like). Please note sports and other class conflicts before registering. If a student cannot attend at least 80% of the classes, you must get special permission before registering.
CQLA students’ complete language arts homework requires 45 mins (for Level A) and 70 mins (for Level C) of homework four days a week (non class days); other classes require 30 mins a day for homework. Suggested grades are given for all high school classes via grading sheets periodically throughout the semester.

 

Note: All CQLA and Meaningful Composition books have samples available here: (Meaningful Composition Samples) and here: (CQLA Samples) If you desire to see whether your student would fit in a certain level, you may want to consult the samples. You may also call and talk to Donna or Joshua about your student’s level.

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Class Descriptions

 

CQLA C— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

For students at a 9th-12th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, editing, prewriting, composition and creative writing. Students may count each semester of this as one semester of high school English/Composition as far as high school credits are concerned.

 

 

 
CQLA B— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

For students at a beginning 6th to 8th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, prewriting, editing, composition and creative writing. Note: Upper level students may count each semester of this as one semester of high school English/Composition as far as high school credits are concerned.

 

 

 
CQLA Level A— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

For students at a 4th-6th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, prewriting, editing, composition, creative writing, and dictation.

 

 

 
Anatomy (Advanced Biology)— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

High school students using Apologia’s Anatomy book 2nd edition will learn the concepts of anatomy, physiology, and the major systems in the human body for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments and dissections to solidify your understanding and learning. Limited space. Prerequisite: High School Biology.

 

 

 
Chemistry— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

High school students Using Apologia’s Chemistry book 3rd edition will learn the concepts of chemistry for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments to solidify your understanding and learning. Space is limited, and the maximum number will be firm this year. Prerequisite: High School Biology and Algebra.

 

 

 
Physics— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

High school students, using Apologia’s Physics book 2nd edition, learn the concepts of physics for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments to solidify your understanding and learning. This class will focus on application of Physics and not theory only. Prerequisite: Algebra

 

 

Biology— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This class will fill up quickly—two semesters of high school credits for science. Labs, tests, lecture, and more. Complete biology course for students working at a high school level in science using Apologia’s Biology 2nd edition book. Limited space, and the maximum number will be firm this year.

 

 

 
Physical Science— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

Labs, tests, lecture, and much more. Complete science course for students working at a junior high school level in science using Apologia’s Physical Science 2nd edition book. (New class this year)

 

 

 
Spanish I— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This class, appropriate for high school foreign language credit, will cover basic conversation, grammar, and an introduction to Latin American and Spanish cultures. Will be taught by Kayla Reish, who has had four semesters of college Spanish and has used the language in foreign mission work as well as in her nursing work in Texas. This class will dovetail into a Spanish II class the following year to provide two full years of high school Spanish (if desired).

 

 

 
Spanish II— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This class, appropriate for high school foreign language credit, will cover basic conversation, grammar, and an introduction to Latin American and Spanish cultures. Will be taught by Kayla Reish, who has had four semesters of college Spanish and has used the language in foreign mission work as well as in her nursing work in Texas. This class is a continuation of last year’s Spanish I to provide two full years of high school Spanish (if desired).

 

 

 
High School Essays / SAT Essays — (1 semester)

This class, using Donna and Joshua’s new high school books, Essays Only and SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing, walks high schoolers who have written multi-paragraph papers through the entire essay process—Five Paragraph Essays, 1-3-1 Essays, detailed quotation use, writing with literature and historical examples, persuasive writing, our signature ADVANCED Checklist Challenge, Donna’s 3 P’s of Persuasion, and much more. This class equips students for SAT/ACT Essays, other timed writing situations (by the end of the class), college expository writing, and much more.

 

 

 
NEW! CLEP Prep for College Literature — (1 semester)

This class, taught by Joshua Reish (who tested out of his entire college degree except for two classes for which there were no tests), will use CLEP preparation books and Joshua’s own materials to prepare to take (and hopefully pass!) the CLEP for Literary Analysis, American Literature, and British Litature for college credit. How to prepare for a Clep test and detailed subject matters will both be covered in this class. Students will take practice tests in class with Joshua’s supervision as well. This class has the potential to yield twelve college credits through CLEP testing (which the student will schedule and take locally at Ivy Tech or another testing center of your choice following each class section). Note CLEP exams’ costs are not included in the class tuition and will be paid to the testing center by the student. CLEP credits are accepted by nearly three thousand colleges and universities across the nation.

 

 

 
High School Four Research Reports— (1 semester)

This class will take high school students who are accustomed to writing eight to twelve paragraph reports deeper into report writing in an incremental format. This book uses our signature “Overview Source” method with every step of the research process laid out for the student. Students will use MLA citation methods and will learn to create Works Cited, bibliography cards, outlining cards, formal outlines, and much more. This class prepares students for college research writing and uses Joshua and Donna’s updated-for-upper-levels Four Research Reports book. This is one of our most popular classes and usually fills up quickly—and has limited space due to editing demands.

 

 

 
Ancient World History {fall of Rome on} — (1 semester)

This class, for students who can read and write at an 8th grade or higher level, covers the earliest civilizations up through the fall of the Roman Empire, including Ancient Egypt, Roman Republic and Empire, Ancient China, Classical Greece, Ancient Mesopotamia, as well as India, Africa, and pre-Columbian America. Students will learn the broad picture of history (including lesser studied places and events) during this time via detailed power point presentations (nearly one thousand slides per semester) and handouts prepared by Joshua Reish who has an undergraduate degree in history. Students will be instructed to use the Bible for studying many historical events and places. Students will take weekly quizzes. This may be counted towards one semester (one credit) of high school World History.

 

 

 
Jump Start: Remedial Writing for High School — (1 semester)

Remedial Writing (7th through 10th grade writing level—older high schoolers without much writing experience should take this class). This class will use our new book, Jump Start, in order to teach all previous skills, beginning with four paragraph papers through multi-paragraph writing of all types (essays, reports, and stories)—using CI’s Directed Writing Approach. From now on, this class will be called Jump Start 2, and it will not say remediation in its title.

 

 

 
Elementary / Middle School Speech (beginning)— (1st semester)

This class will introduce upper elementary/middle school students (grades 4 to 8 speaking/writing level) to public speaking through a variety of fun speech projects, including introductions, 5 W, re-telling, biographical, dramatic, informative, and more.

 

 

 
Elementary / Middle School Speech (advanced)— (2nd semester)

This class will continue the skills learned in the first semester class directed towards upper elementary/middle school students (grades 4 to 8 speaking/writing level) to public speaking through a variety of fun speech projects, including introductions, 5 W, re-telling, biographical, dramatic, informative, and more. Students will be stretched with longer speeches, more detailed critiques, and more challenging speech styles.

 

 

 
Junior High and High School Speech and Debate — (1 semester)

 
This class is intended for junior high and high school students who want to learn various methods of public speaking—dramatic, informative, persuasive, impromptu, and more. It also teaches students the fundamentals of debate, including the various speaking positions, research and evidence gathering and organizing, listening skills, note taking, and more. Students love this class—and learn how to speak and debate quickly!

 

 

 
Literature — (1 semester)

Set A: In depth studies of three literary works. Not dependent upon Lit Set B. Again, students will learn thinking, comprehension, reading, and writing skills! Books covered To Kill a Mockingbird, A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, the movie Citizen Kane, and the book of Mark from the Bible. Joshua will teach students in this class how to apply each of the literary works to essay writing as well.

 

 

 
Christian Ethics and Apologetics — (1 semester)

This course develops student’s critical thinking abilities so they can engage critically and biblically in the social arena. Emphasis is placed on biblical reasoning, logic, and understanding and defending Christian core doctrines.This class is worth one semester of Bible, biblical principles, or critical thinking for students in 7th grade thru high school. This class is taught by Kayla Reish with bachelor degree in Biblical Studies and a master in Church History.

 

 

Church History — (1 semester)

This course focuses on the development and transformation of the church throughout its 2000 year history starting with the Apostles and continuing through present day. This class is worth one semester of Bible, history, or church history for students in 7th grade thru high school. This class is taught by Kayla Reish with bachelor degree in Biblical Studies and a master degree in Church History.

 

 

New Testament Greek — (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This course focuses on the building blocks of New Testament Greek grammar and basic vocabulary for students in 7th grade thru high school. Students will have weekly translations working in the Greek New Testament from the first day of class., By the end of the second semester, students will have the tools to translate any given new Testament passage. This class is taught by Jonathan Reish with bachelor and masters degree in Pastoral Ministries with emphasis on Preaching and a minor in Greek.

 

 

Junior High Research Reports — (1 semester)

This class will take junior high students (sixth through ninth grade) into report writing in an incremental format. This book uses our signature “Overview Source” method with every step of the research process laid out for the student. Students will learn research writing beginning with one source and learning to merge multiple sources, include quotations, begin MLA citation, and much more.

 

 

 
Government — (1 semester)

This class will focus on the basics of the American system of government, beginning with federalism and the three branches of government. We will examine each of the branches, executive, legislative, and judicial in detail. Other topics include elections and their effect on policy, the constitutional convention, and state and local government. Much of the class is interactive—with games and activities to help the students understand and remember the basics of government. For example, each student will be directed through writing a budget for the United States government. Each of the 14 classes also contains an informative power-point presentation.

 

 

 
American History I — (1 semester)

 
This class gives a wide view of American history starting with Native American societies and the first European colonists through the Civil War. The class focuses on America’s growth from a small group of colonies into a nation. Special emphasis is paid to the decisions and movements that shaped American as well as the impact Christianity had on the founding and development of America. It is not mandatory for students to take Part I and Part II both. Each class stands alone, covering a certain time period. Each of weeks contains an informative power-point presentation. Note that students do not have to have taken Part I to take this course. Each course stands alone covering a certain time period.

 

 

 
American History II — (1 semester)

 
This class begins with America’s reconstruction after the Civil War through the terrorist attacks on September 11th. This class focuses on the struggles, both domestic and international, that America has faced in the last 150 years. Special emphasis is paid to the role of business and free enterprise, the role of social movements for good and bad, and the difficult and often complex decision American leaders made in foreign policy. Each of weeks contains an informative power-point presentation. Note that students do not have to have taken Part I to take this course. Each course stands alone covering a certain time period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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