Character Ink 2020-2021 Cottage Classes! Live and Online Options!

 

 

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Character Ink (CI) is announcing a tentative class offering list for the 2020-2021 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 be sure that class is full enough.

Registrations are on a first come-first served basis. 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. Students will be invoiced at the beginning of each semester with monthly payments as needed.

Click HERE to download the registration form and email completed form to characterink@gmail.com .

 

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Character Quality Language Arts (CQLA), Spanish, Speech / Debate, Junior High Math, and science classes are two semesters long, sixteen-seventeen weeks per semester. Students registered for these classes are committing to one full semester with the option of continuing on during the second semester (which nearly everybody does). Composition/writing only are one semester classes.

If you are registering for CQLA after July 1st or you have questions about levels, please contact Ray at 260-450-7063. Returning CQLA students may be moving up to a new level. Please contact Donna (260-433-4365) for advice on 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.

CQLA students’ complete language arts homework requires 30 mins (for Level A), 45 mins (for Level B), and 60 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 at our blog: CQLA samples MC 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 talk to Donna about your student’s level.

 


 

Class Schedule

 

Monday at First Assembly of God Church (Fort Wayne)

Two semester classes

Chemistry 8:30-10:00 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Biology 8:30-10:00 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Biology 11:00-12:30 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Physics 11:00-12:30 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
CQLA B 8:30-10:00 (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA C 10:30-12:30 (9th -12 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA C 8:30-10:30 (9th -12 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
Speech & Debate 12:30-2:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1/wk copies + $25 book / family
Algebra I 12:30-1:30 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book or rent
Algebra II 10:00-11:00 (10th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book or rent
Geometry 2:30-3:30 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book or rent
Spanish I 2:00-3:30 pm (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book (approx $40)
Spanish II – 10:00 – 11:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book (approx $40)

Let us know if you desire a specific class to be offered.

First semester only classes

HS Essay 10:30 – 11:30 (10th -12 th) $10/wk + $32 book

Second semester only classes

HS Research Reports 10:30 – 11:30 (10th -12 th) $10/wk + $32 book

 

Tuesday near Bluffton

Two semester classes

CQLA B 8:30-10:00 (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA A 10:00-11:30 (3rd -6th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA C 11:30-1:00 (9th -12th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month

 

Wednesday at Reish’s home in SW Fort Wayne

Two semester classes

Consumer Math 10:00-11:00 (8th -12 th) $7/wk + $1 /wk copies
Geometry 11:00-12:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book or rent
World History 1:00-2:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + $30 book
Business 2:00-3:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + $30 book

First semester only classes

Government 12:00-1:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + $30 book

Second semester only classes 

British Literature 12:00-1:00 (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + $25 book rentals

 

Thursday at Reish’s home in SW Fort Wayne

Two semester classes

CQLA B 8:30 – 10:00 (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA C 10:00-11:30 (9th -12 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA A 11:30-1:00 (3rd -6 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
Chemistry 8:30-10:00 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Biology 11:30-1:00 (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book

 

Friday at Reish’s home in SW Fort Wayne

Two semester classes

JH General Science 8:30 – 9:20 (6th -8 th) $10/wk + $10 / book fee per year
JH Math 9:20-10:10 (6th -8 th) $15/wk + purchase own book or rent
JH World History 10:10-11:00 (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $20 / book fee
JH Speech 11:00-12:00 (6th -8 th) $10/wk (no book)
(JH block – $10/wk / class or $32/wk for all four classes)

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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.

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

High school students using Apologia’s Physics book 2nd edition will learn the concepts matter in
motion for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments to solidify your
understanding and learning. The class included lectures, lab experiments, and much more. There
are many math equations in Physics, but we will focus on concepts. Limited space. Prerequisite: Algebra

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.

 

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.

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 / Timed Essays – 1 semester

This class, using Donna and Joshua’s new high school books, Essays Only and Timed Essays,
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, contest writing, other timed writing situations (by the end of the
class), and much more.

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.

Jr High Science – General Science — (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

Labs, tests, lecture, and more. Complete science course for junior high students in science using
Apologia’s Exploring Creation thru General Science 2nd edition book. Learn the beginning of
Physics, Geology, and more. No prerequisite.

Jr High Math— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This junior high level class will fill utilize Saxon math books 6/5, 7/6, 8/7, and Algebra ½ to teach all
math concepts. Students will have weekly assignments at their appropriate grade level. Placement
tests can be given to insure each student is in the correct level.

JH World History— (two semesters)

This junior high level class will focus on dynasties throughout history and end with current world
events. Mesopotamia, Roman, Chinese, Greek, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation,
Enlightenment, Imperialism and more will be covered. The class will contain lectures, some writing,
and much discussion.

JH / Middle School Speech— (two semesters)

This class is directed to help middle school and junior high school student to speak publicly. This
will include many types of speeches including: demonstration, information, persuasion, dramatic,
impromptu, etc. Each student will be able to practice speaking skills weekly.

Algebra 1— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This class will utilize Saxon math book – Algebra I to teach all math concepts for this course.
Students will have weekly assignments / tests to insure all Algebra concepts are learned. This is a
high school level class. A Placement test can be given to insure a student is ready for this class.

Algebra 2— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

This class will utilize Math -U-See math book – Algebra 2 to teach all math concepts for this
course. Students will have weekly assignments / tests to insure all Algebra concepts are learned.
This is a high school level class. A Placement test can be given to insure a student is ready for this
class.

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

This class will utilize Math -U-See math book – Geometry to teach all math concepts for this
course. Students will have weekly assignments / tests to insure all Geometry concepts are
learned. This is a high school level class.

Speech and Debate— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)

Kayla will utilize her communication skills to teach student how to speech in a public setting. This
will include many styles of speaking including: impromptu, informational, persuasion, dramatic, and
debate. Students will learn how to research on line, listen, take notes, and then quickly summarize
their thoughts so they can speak.

World History— (two semesters)

This high school level class will focus on dynasties throughout history and end with current world
events. Mesopotamia, Roman, Chinese, Greek, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation,
Enlightenment, Imperialism and more will be covered. The class will contain lectures, some writing,
and much discussion.

British Literature— (one semester)

This class will focus on great British Literature including books, plays, and short stories. The class
will consist of much reading, literary analysis, written reports, and much discussion. This will be a
high school level class and may contain some adult themes. Great care will be taken to insure the
class isn’t offensive.

Government— (one semester)

This high school level class will cover all types of government but will focus on American
Government. The Constitution will the key document utilized. The materials studied will be based
on handouts, on-line sources, current events and various power point presentations.

Business – (two semesters)

This high school level class will be a very good overview of all areas of business including
marketing, management, accounting, advertising, ethics, etc. Many on-line sources and
discussion will be utilized to understand the business community.

Consumer Math – (two semesters)

This high school level class is directed to teach math concepts that are needed for daily living. These
include advertising, discounts, sales, taxes, checking accounts, interest, credit cards, insurance, filing
taxes, budgeting, unemployment, etc. This class will study current events and advertising as real time
examples. Discussion will be a major portion of this class.

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