​​​​​​Middle School Spanish​    - Tricia McClintock (Contact: coffeeonabeach4me@comcast.net
7th and 8th grade
$30/Month; $25 supply fee (includes text that the tutor will supply)​​
1 Day per Week
​Supplies: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, a Spanish-English dictionary, package of 3x5 index cards (Optional: highlighter and colored pencils)

This middle school level class is a more than an introduction to the language. The course provides an excellent foundation for high school level courses. Students will focus on vocabulary, but they will also learn important grammar concepts from high school Spanish I and II. Each chapter has an extensive vocabulary list on one topic. Students learn the language through reading, hands on activities, puzzles, projects, and speaking activities. Students become comfortable speaking and reading in Spanish, which makes high school courses easier for them. The younger a student is when he starts a foreign language the easier it is for him to learn. (For students who wish to take an advanced middle school class additional work will be provided.)

Spanish 1     -  Tricia McClintock
High School
$55/Month; $52 supply fee (which includes text that the tutor will supply)​
2 Days per Week (Tuesday and Lab on Friday)
Supplies: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, a Spanish-English dictionary, package of 3x5 index cards (Optional: highlighter and colored pencils)​​

​This Spanish I course meets the requirements of a high school Spanish I course. In addition to the main text, Spanish is Fun, book 1 (Amsco), students will complete a Spanish reader Mariana y sus Amigos (McClintock). The reader provides translation, listening, reading, and speaking exercises that accompany the text. Vocabulary and grammar lessons are reinforced through use of a Spanish I workbook. Students build conversation skills through the text Diga, Diga: Basic Spanish Conversations. (Students purchase only the main text and the reader, Mariana. They will receive copies from the other texts.)   Lab required.  (see below)

Spanish 2      - Tricia McClintock
High School
$55/Month; $47 supply fee (which includes text that the tutor will supply)​​

2 Days per Week (Tuesday and Lab on Friday)
Supplies: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, a Spanish-English dictionary, package of 3x5 index cards (Optional: highlighter and colored pencils)​​

Prerequisite: High School Spanish I; students may be requested to take a Spanish placement test to ensure correct placement.

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The Spanish II course meets the requirements of a high school Spanish II course. The class begins with a comprehensive review of Spanish I vocabulary and grammar. Students will continue with the Spanish is Fun series, book 2 (Amsco). The reader for Spanish II, Miguel y su Viaje, (McClintock) will provide extensive practice with vocabulary and grammar. Vocabulary instruction is enhanced through use of the Oxford Picture Dictionary (Oxford) and Exercises to Accompany the Oxford Picture Dictionary (McClintock). Students will receive additional reading experience through copies from the Spanish Bible and Easy Spanish Reader.  Lab required.  (see below)

Spanish 3      - Tricia McClintock
High School
$55/Month; ​​$46 supply fee (which includes text that the tutor will supply)

2 Days per Week (Tuesday and Lab on Friday)
​​Supplies: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, a Spanish-English dictionary, package of 3x5 index cards (Optional: highlighter and colored pencils)​​

Prerequisite: High School Spanish II; students may be requested to take a Spanish placement test to ensure correct placement. 

The Spanish III course covers the requirements of a high school Spanish III course. The course is composed of the following areas of study: grammar, vocabulary, reading, culture, translating, and writing. The main text, Workbook in Spanish Three Years (Amsco) will provide the grammar and culture readings. These readings cover the history, geography, literature, art, and way of life of Spain and Latin America. Students will use the Oxford Picture Dictionary as well as copies from the Spanish Bible and Sopa de Pollo para el Alma (Chicken Soup for the Soul) for vocabulary and reading instruction. Students will also complete the Spanish reader, Un Viaje de Mision (A Missions Trip; McClintock) during the year. (Students only purchase the main text and the reader this year.)  Lab required.  (see below)

Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 Combined Language Lab    - Tricia McClintock
Throughout the school year students will be able to use some of this time to practice and review their ongoing vocabulary and grammar lessons. They will also have time for Spanish conversation and speaking activities with students in other levels of Spanish. This year in Language Lab students will write, create, and publish an online Spanish language magazine. This magazine will be geared toward high school and college students of the language as well as ESL students. All students will participate in research, writing, and editing. Upper level students will hold positions as editors and advisors. Students will receive valuable experience in team work, journalism, leadership, and translation. At the end of the school year each student will receive a reference letter based on his individual participation for future education or employment

​​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.



ASL 1 - Anne Marie Kegley
High School
2 Days per Week
$55/Month; $25 supply fee for the year

Contact: amkegley1@aol.com​​

Text: Master ASL! Level One Package, which includes:
 1Master ASL! Level One Student Textbook
 2. Master ASL! Fingerspelling, Numbers, and Glossing blue paperback     workbook ​​​​​​
 3. Master ASL! Level One DVD

(NOTE: Only one set of materials would be needed per family. Used textbooks, workbooks, and DVDs are great! No writing is done in the textbook or workbook. Used materials can often be purchased from Arete students who have completed the course.)​​​

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American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual-spatial language used by the majority of Deaf persons in the United States and Canada. It is a complete language with its own structure, grammatical rules, and semantic expressions.

​​ASL 1 Introduces students to the ASL language and its culture.  Emphasis
​ is placed on developing the basic language skills of communicating:  expressive ("talking") and receptive ("listening") skills.  Students will learn basic ASL grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and cultural information related to the Deaf Community. 

​​Many colleges and universities accept ASL for their foreign language requirements.  A list of these colleges and universities is available at the following website:
http://www.unm.edu/~wilcox/UNM/univlist.html(List updated November 28, 2017.  See the disclaimer at the bottom of the list.)

This course is equivalent to one high school foreign language credit.​​

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ASL 2 - Anne Marie Kegley​
2 Days Per Week
Prerequisite: ASL 1​
$55/Month; $25 supply fee for the year ​​

​​Contact: amkegley1@aol.com​​

Text: Signing Naturally Level 2 Student Workbook and DVD
         by ​​Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos, & Cheri Smith
(NOTE: Only one workbook and DVD would be needed per family.) 

A used workbook and DVD could be purchased IF they are in good condition with NO writing in the workbook. Be careful when purchasing used materials! Be sure the workbook is the "DVD Edition." The original publication came with a VHS tape. The workbook is full of activities for which the students write down their answers. Also, many used books sold on the internet do not include the DVD. The DVD could possibly be purchased separately. Used materials can often be purchased from Arete students who have completed the course.

​​ASL 2 further develops American Sign Language receptive and expressive skills.  It continues the study of ASL vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and Deaf culture.  Using
Signing Naturally Level 2, students learn to locate things around the house, ask for solutions to everyday problems, tell about life events, describe objects, and talk about weekend activities.

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ASL 3 - Anne Marie Kegley
2 Days Per Week
Prerequisite: ASL 2
$55/Month; $25 supply fee for the year

Contact:  amkegley1@aol.com
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Text: Signing Naturally Level 3; student workbook and DVD by Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos, & Cheri Smith
(NOTE: Only one workbook and DVD would be needed per family.)​

A used workbook and DVD could be purchased, IF they are in good condition with NO writing in the workbook. Many used books do not include the DVD. The DVD could be purchased separately.  Used materials may be available from Arete students who have completed the course. ​​

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​​ASL 3  further develops American Sign Language receptive and expressive skills.  It continues the study of ASL vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and Deaf culture.  Each unit of
Signing Naturally Level 3 focuses on different language skills.  Some of the units focus on building narrative skills, moving from informal to a more formal presentation.  Other units focus on developing conversational skills used in everyday discussion.  Several units focus on developing the language skills needed to explain ideas or concepts or to illustrate how things work and why things are the way they are.  Some of these units also help develop skills to translate written text into ASL.

Anne Marie Kegley has been a homeschooling parent and teacher for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from The College of William & Mary. She has been using sign language for over 20 years, serving as an interpreter at her church.

LATIN I   -  Fran Hall
High School
2 Days per Week​
$55/Month; ​$25 supply fee per year

Contact: fbhall45@yahoo.com

Text: Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1, Fourth Edition (2001)
ISBN 0521004349 (paperback) or ISBN 0521782287 (hardback)​​​
           ​Omnibus Workbook, Unit 1, Fourth Edition (2001)
             ISBN 0521787475​

​Supplies: A three-ring binder, set of dividers (5 sections), loose-leaf paper, a package of 3x5 index cards for vocabulary, and card holder. 

Experience Latin through the lives of a first century A.D. Roman family in the ancient town of Pompeii. In the Cambridge Latin Course reading approach to learning Latin, students will acquire skills in areas of grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives, as well as come to appreciate the culture and history of ancient Rome. Many of the same activities will be used in this class as were mentioned in the middle school Latin description.

​​This course includes basic conversational Latin in the classroom, simple stories presented in cartoon format, Latin phrases and words that appear in everyday usage (carpe diem, tempus fugit, veni, vidi, vici, et cetera, et tu, Brute?, habeas corpus, subpoena), songs and memory verses, and Roman culture (food, clothing, houses, family life, entertainment, military, religion). Latin students will have the opportunity to participate in the annual National Latin Exam in March administered by the American Classical League.


LATIN II    - Fran Hall
High School
2 Days per Week
$55/Month; $25 supply fee per year​​
​​Pre-requisite: Latin 1

Contact: fbhall45@yahoo.com​​

Text: Cambridge Latin Course,Unit 2, Fourth Edition (2001)
ISBN 0521004306 (paperback) or ISBN 0521782295 (hardback)​​
Omnibus Workbook,Unit 2, Fourth Edition (2001)
ISBN 0521787416

​​Supplies: a three ring binder, set of dividers (5 sections), loose leaf paper, a package of 3x5 index cards for vocabulary, and a card holder. A Latin-English dictionary is recommended but not required. 

​​This course is designed to continue the instruction from Latin I. The storyline in Unit 2 follows the travels and experiences of individuals in the provinces of Roman Britain and Egypt, while introducing new vocabulary and grammatical concepts.



​LATIN III
- Fran Hall
High School
2 Days per Week
$55/Month; $25 supply fee for the year​
​Pre-requisite:  Latin 2

​​Contact: fbhall45@yahoo.com​​

Text: ​​Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 3, Fourth Edition (2002)
 ISBN 0521894700 (paperback) or ISBN 0521782309​ (hardback)
Onmibus Workbook,Unit 3, Fourth Edition (2002)
 ​ISBN 0521787432

Supplies: a three ring binder, set of dividers (5 sections), loose-leaf paper, a package of 3x5 index cards for vocabulary, and a card holder. A Latin-English dictionary is recommended but not required. ​
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​​​​​This course is designed to continue the instruction from Latin II. The storyline in Unit 3 follows the travels and experiences of individuals in the province of Roman Britain and into the city of Rome, while introducing new vocabulary and grammatical concepts.


Fran Hall has taught all levels of Latin ​​​from elementary, middle school, to high school (Latin I-V) and homeschooled her four children. She received a B.A. in Classics from The College of William & Mary, an M.A. in Latin from the University of Ottawa, and an M.A.T. in Latin from Boston College. She and her husband are involved in Salem Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School classes, assists with Children's church, and participates in the annual Bethlehem Walk. In addition to reading and cooking, Fran enjoys going on missions trips and learning about French and Italian culture. 

French 1 - Fran Hall       This course is not offered in 2018.
High school​

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of high school French 1. Using French Is Fun, Book 1, students will learn the basics of French grammar and vocabulary and be able to apply them to conversation and writing skills. Games and classroom activities will be used to enhance the students’ understanding of France and its culture, as well.

French 2 - Fran Hall      This course is not offered in 2018.
High SchoolPrerequisite: Successful completion of French 1

​This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of high school French 2. Students will review the basics of French grammar and vocabulary and be able to apply them to conversation and writing skills. Games and classroom activities will be used to enhance the students’ understanding of France and its culture, as well.

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Spanish 4 Honors - Tricia McClintock    Not offered in 2018
Prerequisite: high school Spanish III; students may be requested to take a Spanish placement test to ensure correct placement.

Contact: coffeeonthebeach4me@comcast.net​​

The intent of this advanced Spanish course is to help the student achieve fluency by greatly increasing his vocabulary and speaking skills. Class time is spent with new vocabulary, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. The 12 main areas of vocabulary each contain approximately 80+ new words, short readings, interpretation exercises, and various activities to practice the vocabulary. There are also 4+ shorter vocabulary segments. We will read and discuss Spanish stories and original student writings. As a class project students will write and perform an original play in Spanish. Almost no grammar is taught in Spanish IV, so students must be proficient in grammar and reading. Students are encouraged to tutor lower level students in Spanish or ESL students to increase their fluency. Spanish IV is an honors course, and as such, each grade counts as the next higher grade. All Spanish IV students will serve in leadership positions in one of the Combined Spanish I, II, III, IV Language Labs, giving them valuable mentoring experience. Lab required.