Instagram Facebook Pinterest Click here for CORE TCA Site CORE Social Media

K-12 Home Study - Paradise Classes

Paradise Center Class Descriptions

2017 - 2018 School Year

View the Paradise 2017 - 2018 Class Schedule
Find Paradise Classes
Show Classes for Gradelevels
Search by Teacher
Search By Subject

Paradise Classes

1- 2 STEAM

Teacher: Jaime Happ
Section: 17P17 meets on W
18 credits per semester

This class will provide students with a fun way to explore the world around them through science, technology, engineering and math. Students will participate in engaging projects and experiments that will have them working together to make discoveries. Through teamwork and exploration, STEM will spark their love of math and science.

1-3 Performing Arts

Teacher: Vicki Gronseth
Section: 17P16 meets on W
18 credits per semester

Students will experience many types of performing arts: drama, singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, puppets, and more. Students will end first semester with a short performance for family and friends incorporating the many performing arts they have learned. End of the year performance will be a short dramatic play.

3 - STEAM

Teacher: Terri Emmons
Section: 17P18 meets on W
18 credits per semester

This class will provide students with a fun way to explore the world around them through science, technology, engineering and math. Students will participate in engaging projects and experiments that will have them working together to make discoveries. Through teamwork and exploration, STEM will spark their love of math and science.

4-5 Exploration into C-STEM Robotics

Teacher: John Mattera
Section: 17P14 meets on W
18 credits per semester

With the use of robotics (Lego WeDo & Mindstorm EV3) this class grows the students capacity for creativity and fun by teaching computing, science, technology, engineering, and math education (CSTEM). The goal is to create a learning environment for students to build, program, and explore according to certain specifications using learned concepts and skills from CSTEM. Students solve a task by using the 'Design Process' to identify and investigate, create and implement, and then test and improve. Students then follow-up the process with an explanation of the solution. Desired outcomes for students is to develop Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills, Communication and Collaboration, and to teach new technology skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

4-5 Money $marts

Teacher: Vicki Gronseth
Section: 17P19 meets on W
18 credits per semester

Exploring money concepts within the context of simulations, digital education, and games, students will gain the skills to make sound financial decisions for their own future through topics such as earning income, buying goods and services, using credit, and saving and investing. What would you do with $100,000 in the stock market? How would you save enough money for college? Join Money $marts to find out.

6-8 C-STEM Robotics

Teacher: John Mattera
Section: 17P13 meets on T
18 credits per semester

With the use of robotics (Mindstorm EV3 Education), this class grows the students capacity for creativity and fun by teaching computing, science, technology, engineering, and math education (CSTEM). The goal is to create a learning environment for students to build, program, and explore according to certain specifications using learned concepts and skills from CSTEM. Students solve a task by using the 'Design Process' to identify and investigate, create and implement, and then test and improve. Students then follow-up the process with an explanation of the solution. Desired outcomes for students is to develop Creativity, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills, Communication and Collaboration, and to teach new technology skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

6-8 Drama

Teacher: Vicki Gronseth
Section: 17P10 meets on T
0 credits per semester

This highly interactive class will cover the California visual and performing arts content standards through acting, directing, and character development. This class uses various theater games and activities. Acquired skill and knowledge will include a class performance.

6-8 English

Teacher: Debby Hubbard
Section: 17P04 meets on TH
18 credits per semester

Students learn about literary techniques by analyzing classic literature pieces, and learn how to use those techniques in their own writing. Student writing development and practice incorporates a variety techiniques including: narrative, informative, poetic, opinion, research. Students read and analyze several full length literary works throughout the year.

6-8 Money $marts

Teacher: Vicki Gronseth
Section: 17P11 meets on T/TH
18 credits per semester

Exploring money concepts within the context of simulations, digital education, and games, students will gain the skills to make sound financial decisions for their own future through topics such as earning income, buying goods and services, using credit, and saving and investing. What would you do with $100,000 in the stock market? How would you save enough money for college? Join Money $marts to find out.

6-8 Speech & Debate

Teacher: Kristi Harper
Section: 17P12 meets on TH
18 credits per semester

This class will develop and improve public speaking skills. Students will be asked to prepare and deliver speeches as well as participate in class debates. Speech anxiety solutions and active listening will be covered as well. Join us as we tackle the fear of public speaking in this fun and interactive class.

6-8 STEAM

Teacher: Jen Doerr
Section: 17P20 meets on T
18 credits per semester

In this dynamic class we will spend one hour working within the Next Generation Science Standards to give students a well rounded, hands on experience within the physical, life, earth and enginneering sciences. Student will be exploring, discovering, problem solving, presenting, and collaborating while being exposed to dense scientific vocabulary and the general process of ''doing science''. Students will be required to bring a science notebook, pencil, and calculator. The study of science also lends itself to a study of nature, thus we will be spending the second hour of class on fine art and working towards improving and enhancing students' drawing, painting, sculpting, and general creative skills. We will be studing a different famous artist and time period each week to then produce a work inspired by the artist/era. Our goal is that projects will be completed in class, but will require some research/prep prior to class.

a-g English 11

Teacher: Matthew Harvey
Section: 17P02 meets on T/TH
5 credits per semester

This class is designed for high school students to explore famous works by literary greats. Students will sample works from all over the world and in many different genres. There will be interactive group discussions and analysis of each work. Comprehensive questions and literary responses will be a part of the work assigned. Students will be encouraged to relate their life experiences to situations found in the novels selected.

a-g English 12

Teacher: Matthew Harvey
Section: 17P03 meets on T/TH
5 credits per semester

This class is designed for high school students to explore famous works by literary greats. Students will sample works from all over the world and in many different genres. There will be interactive group discussions and analysis of each work. Comprehensive questions and literary responses will be a part of the work assigned. Students will be encouraged to relate their life experiences to situations found in the novels selected.

a-g English 9/10 B

Teacher: Matthew Harvey
Section: 17P01 meets on T/TH
5 credits per semester

This class is designed for high school students to explore famous works by literary greats. Students will sample works from all over the world and in many different genres. There will be interactive group discussions and analysis of each work. Comprehensive questions and literary responses will be a part of the work assigned. Students will be encouraged to relate their life experiences to situations found in the novels selected.

a-g Intro to Psychology

Teacher: Cheryl Allagree
Section: 17P09 meets on T/TH
5 credits per semester

This course focuses on the scientific study of human development, learning, motivation, and personality. Students explore implications for everyday life with a scientific perspective on human behavior.

a-g Mathematics I

Teacher: Cheryl Allagree
Section: 17P08 meets on T/W/TH
5 credits per semester
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Math 8, Pre-algebra or teacher recommendation.

Students will attend class three times a week, and will complete additional hours outside class in order to cover the concepts. Students will receive instruction in class and homework will be assigned. This will be a full year course. Students enrolling should plan to complete Math I in 1 year.

Academic Support

Teacher: Shelley Albright
Section: 17P07 meets on T
1 credits per semester

Teachers in this assignment are not providing initial direct instruction, but are providing instructional support to students on an IEP. These teachers also may be consulting with a teacher who is providing direct instruction in the core elementary or secondary curriculum.

Registration for this class is through the SPED dept.

Academic Support

Teacher: Shelley Albright
Section: 17P06 meets on W
18 credits per semester

Teachers in this assignment are not providing initial direct instruction, but are providing instructional support to students on an IEP. These teachers also may be consulting with a teacher who is providing direct instruction in the core elementary or secondary curriculum.

Registration for this class is through the SPED dept.

Math 8

Teacher: Cheryl Allagree
Section: 17P05 meets on T/TH
5 credits per semester

This is a support class to help families with 8th grade math. Twice weekly instruction will be centered on skills needed to master the Common Core Standards for 8th grade. Classroom Teacher Responsibility - The classroom teacher will provide assignments and twice weekly instruction, record attendance, and track progress for in-class activities, participation and completion of projects. The classroom teacher will correct all in-class assignments, and chapter assessments. The classroom teacher will provide the PLT with a pacing guide for the class curriculum and will also work closely with parent-teachers and PLTs to come up with the most accurate grade for each LP. The teacher will also offer coaching to parents who are having difficulty with instruction or using the curriculum. Personalized Learning Teacher Responsibility - The PLT will track progress, affirm that assignments are being completed, review work, and collect a sample each learning period. PLTs will have access to a classroom work summary and will incorporate this report into the student's overall grade for Math. Parent Responsibility - Parents will correct all assignments that are given by the classroom teacher with the provided solution manual. Parents will ensure that students arrive to class with assignments completed and corrected. The parent/guardian will still provide a majority of the instruction at home, correct work, and provide guidance.

TK-KN Adventures in Learning

Teacher: Nancy Boian
Section: 17P15 meets on W
18 credits per semester

Get ready for an Adventure when you travel through themes and units to explore books, science, art, holidays, music, health, safety, geography, historical figures and so much more. We will use art, music, literature, movement and more to learn about a variety of fascinating subjects. Each class will also encourage classroom skills, teamwork and cooperation. Prepare to journey with us in an Adventure in Learning!

If you have questions, please call our Paradise Office (530) 872-8294