MS Bible - Dog Walk - Debby Sjogren
Middle School
1 Day per Week​ for one hour
$25/Month; $85 book fee ​

Texts: The Dog Walk Middle School Kit (includes: The Dog Walk workbook, Emma's Story, The Positive Dog, I Heard Good News Today 3: Faith Adventures with God, and one EvangeCube)​

(The kit is provided by the instructor at the same discounted price as the HEAV homeschool convention sale price of $85.)

Contact: ​​mmkidzmom@gmail.com​
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The Dog Walk will guide your students in truly making their faith in Jesus their "own" faith for all of eternity!  The Dog Walk is divided into 3 sections:  Becoming Devoted to Jesus, Following Jesus, and Speaking of Jesus.  Your students will learn and live out their own devotional times with God, 5 different ways to study the Bible, how to memorize Scripture for a lifetime, how to have an attitude daily that glorifies God, how to serve and lead like Jesus did at home, at church, and in the community, and various creative ways of sharing their faith with others.  



​​Bible – Cat / Dog Theology - Debby Sjogren
High School
1 Day per Week​ for one hour
$25/Month​

Texts:
*Cat & Dog Theology, Revised Edition, by Bob Sjogren and Gerald     Robison​
*Cat & Dog Prayer, by Bob Sjogren and Gerald Robison
*Year One: Cat & Dog Theology Workbook, ​​by Bob and Debby Sjogren
*Answer key to Cat and Dog Workbook
*YouTeach CD: Power Point Presentations needed for course.​​

​(All 5 items, as a Year One Kit, may be purchased for $95 through the tutor. This is the discounted price for homeschool conventions or you can purchase elsewhere.)​​

Contact: ​​mmkidzmom@gmail.com​

​​Through study, discussion, and devotion, we will learn more ​about God’s Glory. The study is designed to encourage students ​to rethink their relationship with their Master and to guide them ​to live passionately for the Glory of God. This internationally ​published work was once taught at Arete by the author, Bob ​Sjogren. We hope to welcome him for guest appearances ​through​out the school year. This class is deigned for high school students ​ and mature 8th grade middle school students. There will be guided study ​and devotions assigned 3 days a week. Class-time will be spent ​in discussion of the material covered.



​​​RG3 -Year 2 of Cat/Dog Theology- Debby Sjogren
High School​
1 Day per Week
$25/Month​

Texts:Year Two Kit: Revealing God's Greatest Glory includes: 
*God's Bottom Line by Bob Sjogren
*A Cat and Dog Look at the Cross by Sjogren & Kimbrough
*RG3: Revealing God's Greatest Glory WORKBOOK by Sjogren plus   the Answer Key to the RGS Workbook.​​​​
*You Teach CD: Power Point Presentations needed for course.

(All five items, as a Year Two Kit, may be purchased for $95 through the tutor. This is the discounted price for homeschool conventions or you can purchase elsewhere.)​​​


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Contact: ​​mmkidzmom@gmail.com

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This course will help students plan a life of global impact. They'll learn about the major religions of the world and discover "The Story of the Bible" from cover to cover. They'll also map out what their future may possibly look like through writing personal vision statements and personal manifestos. Students will discover the freedom there is in living to reveal God's Greatest Glory!​ Each week, students will learn from God's Word, have short reading assignments with comprehensive questions, and follow an ongoing story between a brother and sister which illustrates what it means to live for God's Glory.

Debby Sjogren graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Education in 1982. She has been married to author and missions speaker, Bob Sjogren, since 1986, and God has blessed them with four wonderful children whom Debby began homeschooling in 1993 in Mesa, AZ. Now twenty years later, with four home school graduates whom have all recently graduated with their bachelor's degrees, God led Debby and her husband, Bob, to begin writing and publishing Bible curriculum for high school credit through the ministry of UnveilinGlory, a home-based missions mobilization ministry.​​​ They have also expanded to Elementary and Middle School curricula in the past few years. Besides publishing curriculum, Debby also mentors young mothers at her local church, serves as the Guidance Counselor at Arete Christian Academy, and co-leads summer mission trips with her husband as Associate Staff of e3Partners. 
Career Exploration and Planning - Mona Bausone
(10th-12th grades)               Not offered in 2018
1 Day per Week
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This class allows students to take a guided approach to prayerfully find their strengths, dreams, and calling while working with family and other mentors to gain additional insight. We will incorporate Christian authors and programs to bring a fuller view of what Christ intends for students through writing, questionnaires, creative exercises, and talking with people in chosen careers….. Topics Included:  Listening to God; Finding strengths and skills; Personality profiles; What environments energize me?; Big dreams and little steps; Making the most of the rest of my high school years; Choosing a major and/or finding a calling; Finding affordable ways to reach your destination and/or college options; Motivation and communication; Standing out, leading the way; Job trends and future needs; Working with social media and electronic applications; Resume writing and interview skills.

Art (High School)   - Kathleen Hutton
1 Day per Week
$45/Month
Supplies: $80 supply fee (Supplies are purchased by the teacher which includes a sketchbook, portfolio, and all supplies needed for art projects for the year.)

Contact: arete@artbykathleen.com
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​Mrs. Hutton's art classes promote excellence in art making and enjoying the artistic experience. Whether you’re apprehensive about your abilities or confident and experienced, my class can move you along to enjoy the visual arts and achieve what you never thought you could! This course will direct the High School student in the creative process, teaching a strong foundation in art through learning the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture. Some of the areas we will be covering will be line drawing, shading, color theory, acrylic painting, sculpture, and much more! Students will keep a personal sketchbook and explore a variety of different media to create their artwork. Students will have the opportunity to display their finished artwork at the end of the year Celebration.



Art (Middle School)  - Kathleen Hutton
1 Day Per Week
$45/Month
Supplies: $65 supply fee ​​(Supplies are purchased by the teacher which includes a sketchbook, portfolio, and all the supplies needed for the art projects for the year.)

​Contact: arete@artbykathleen.com

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​Mrs. Hutton's art classes promote creative exploration and enjoyment of the artistic experience. This class is for the Middle School student who wants to learn different art techniques and skills as well as learn about artists and their styles. Instruction will be given in the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture and other artistic techniques. Come have fun with us! Students will keep a personal sketchbook and explore a variety of different media to create their artwork. Students will have the opportunity to display their finished artwork at the end of the year Celebration. Students are welcome to repeat the class, with the understanding that many of the projects will be the same, but their skills will continue to grow and develop.


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Mrs. Hutton has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University, and a Master of Fine Arts from VCU. Kathleen homeschooled her own children for seventeen years. In addition to teaching here at Arete for several years, she has taught high school and middle school art over a decade in the Richmond area homeschool community. She has also taught other classes, including drawing, sculpture and portfolio classes to high school and college students, and sculpture and pottery to elementary homeschool students. In addition, she teaches Art at Veritas School. 

"I believe that we are reflecting the image of God, and so glorify him when we exercise creativity to bring order and beauty to our lives. I love helping students tap into their creative side. I am looking forward to another year of facilitating discovery, growth and development of our gifts." ~Mrs. Hutton​​

For more information, a sample syllabus, and pictures of student artwork, visit Mrs. Hutton's website​​: www.artbykathleen.com

Create / Donate Service Club - Tricia McClintock 
8th grade-12th grade
​1 Day per Week
$30/Month; $35 supply fee per semester
Texts/Supplies: provided​​

Contact: coffeeonabeach4me@comcast.net​​

​In the Create & Donate Service Club you will find the opportunity to combine the fun of creating with the joy of giving. We will create our own original arts & crafts projects as well as projects to donate to worthy causes. Each week students will make something to keep and something to give away using a variety of art materials and techniques. No artistic talent is required; everyone can do arts & crafts!

​​Our special projects will be given to: nursing homes, shelters, orphanages (worldwide), military programs, missionaries, assisted living facilities, Special Olympics athletes, a school for the children of missionaries, hospital patients, needy families, Caritas, as well as other recipients chosen by students. Students will enjoy this unique opportunity to use their creativity to share God’s love with others.

Tricia McClintock has been teaching Spanish to homeschooled students in the Richmond area since 1995. She began her Spanish instruction as a child living in Panama and continued with the language​​, receiving her B.A. from Bridgewater College. She is involved in her church, Fairmount Christian, along with her husband and two children. 
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Yearbook Club - Amy Kobb
High School
1 Day per Week
$20/Month​

Contact: amykobb@gmail.com​​

Students will learn how to produce a yearbook in a student-directed environment. They will spend time learning how to take pictures, write captions, and design layouts. There will be plenty of opportunity to express each person's creative and technical attributes while designing a memento to be enjoyed for years to come! I love to encourage creativity and look forward to discovering the different perspectives the students will bring into the collaborative work. 

Emphasis will be placed on the ability to complete layouts by a deadline. Many projects are performed in groups or partnerships emphasizing cooperation and teamwork in a fun learning environment. Students should bring a laptop with them to be able to work on the layouts in their own creative way.

Amy Kobb has been a homeschooling parent for thirteen years and continues to homeschool two of her children. She completed a B.S. in Education at Geneva College, a private Christian college in western Pennsylvania. It is her God-given desire to help other homeschooling families in educating their children through the upper grades.
Sewing & Entrepreneurship - Elizabeth Pace
1 Day per Week​                           Not offered in 2018
The class will provide all the students with a strong foundation of sewing while also giving an introduction to popular fields that can give each student a feel for a variety of career fields. During the class students will learn how to - - sew using new techniques accompanied by a sewing project to reinforce each lesson - read and sew from a pattern - create simple patterns from the student’s measurements - sew for home decor (understanding how to measure and create) - make alterations to their clothing - up-cycling a wardrobe -dress for different body types and style - fashion history and how our environment plays a part of our wardrobe choices - create basic pricing guidelines (for those entrepreneurs) - use Social Media in entrepreneurship - use Marketing & PR and the importance of understanding some fundamentals
Business/Economics/Computer (B.E.C.)
Mona Bausone
High School
1 Day per Week​​
$45/Month​; $20 supply fee for the year
Texts: TBD


Contact: keystroke1@verizon.net​

This course will cover business, economics, and ​​computer concepts in today's changing world while staying focused on principals based on God's Word. Topics include, but certainly not limited to:

*Business Ethics
*Accounting skills for new businesses
*Business Management​​​​
*Marketing (build a brand on social media/networking)
*Business Leadership​​​​​
*Business writing/communication for small business managers
*Business managers (proposals, business plans, job portfolios, safety protocols, reports)
*Business succession planning
*Customer Service training
*Human Resources
*Building Teams​​​​



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​​Mona Bausone is a homeschooling mom of three who has been training adults for over 15 years in software and soft skills for the last seven. She is MOS (formerly MOUS) certified in Office 2000, but currently teaches all versions up to version 2013 to adults at various computer schools in Richmond. As an independent consultant she has built databases, written manuals and trained clients such as US Navy and other government officials. Through the years, companies have recognized her ability to help today's adults with their writing, management, and interpersonal skills. She is an industry published author, has worked on several ​​official historical projects, and other research assignments. Although teaching for corporations has been a blessing by allowing her to be at home with her children, Mona hears the Father's call to serve the children and families of other homeschoolers so that they are prepared for the future as knowledgeable and faith-filled leaders on earth.

HS Speech and Debate- Amy Kobb
9th-12th Grade
1 Day per Week
$45/Month; $20 supply fee for the year
Textbooks: TBD​​

Contact: amykobb@gmail.com​​

​This course is an English elective for high school students. We will be learning about public speaking and debate in a fun, interactive, and exciting way from Biblically based curriculum.

During the first part of the year, my class will learn how to identify, analyze, and present different types of speeches. We will hold class discussions and activities, and the students will learn how to prepare and give ​​speeches effectively. There will be an emphasis on inpromptu speech delivery, which involves delivering a message on the spur of the moment, as when someone is asked to just "say a few words." Developing this ability is one of the most important and useful skills to have in both speech delivery and debating.

During the second part of the year, we will learn how to properly debate with critical thinking, sound reasoning, and solid presentation. This will include learning how to make logical​​ claims with a premise and conclusion. We will also learn about logical fallacies and how to identify them. This will give a good foundation for becoming a successful debater.

The underlying​​ foundation throughout this course is God's Word, and how we should speak to one another as Christians. Colossians 4:6 says, "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

At the end of the year we will hold a public debate involving all the students. This will be a time when all families can come and observe what the students have learned over the year!​​

​Amy Kobb has been a homeschooling parent for thirteen years and continues to homeschool two of her children. She completed a B.S. in Education at Geneva College, a private Christian college in western Pennsylvania. It is her God-given desire to help other homeschooling families in educating their children through the upper grades.