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Reg Kit1b What Do We Have To Offer

  1. 1. What do we have to offer? We offer mentors who are passionate about their subjects Our mentor-teachers are very special people here at HEART Academy. They will partner with you in teaching their favorite subjects. They commit to:    advance the kingdom of God by filtering all subject matter through a Christian worldview    reflect the highest moral standards in all conduct and interactions    strive for excellence in all interactions with, and modes of assessment for students    partner with parents in teaching their children    offer support, training and expertise to families for a Lifestyle of Skillful Living We offer elementary classes for grades 3-6 called Lower Academy Our philosophy in the 3-6 grades tends more toward the co-op method. These classes are taught at an elementary level and come together every other week for 16 weeks. Our teaching focus is to do hands-on projects, public speaking and having fun! We offer junior high and high school courses for grades 7-12 called Upper Academy We offer core and enrichment classes at HEART. These classes cater to all learning styles of students and provide extra challenges for accelerated students through honor courses. We offer honor courses in high school Honors courses in Language Arts, Communications, Social Sciences, History, and Science are available for gifted and talented students. Content is qualitatively and quantitatively differentiated: (a) through in-depth coverage, (b) by emphasis upon critical analysis and related higher-level thinking skills, and (c) by stimulating student responsibility for self-learning and independent study. Honors courses make substantial academic demands on students. Students are required to do considerable outside reading and/or other assignments and to demonstrate the analytical skills and other abilities expected of first-year students in a strong college program. This experience helps students further develop the intellectual skills and self-discipline they will need in the future. .  HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts to the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 1 of 4 3/30/2010 3:11:16 PM
  2. 2. We offer a different educational philosophy Let us focus on the philosophy of what we are attempting to accomplish with one day a week classes. We are following an educational philosophy of Read - Write - Discuss. This is one reason why we have identified Friday as the day for classes. We chose Friday as our class time with the expectation that the students have been working through the material the other four days with their parents. This step of discussion is the main reason we are doing the class time. Research shows that this step of dialogue moves concept retention from 55-75% up to 75-90+%. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery level understanding of what they have been learning as well. This methodology is the essential part of each class and will be the focus in all subjects. Even in science, where this is a time to do key labs together, it is also the time to discuss the results of the lab work and to understand its implications and extensions. In addition, we strive to be a blessing to the families in helping to evaluate papers and projects. We offer a different evaluation philosophy Parent involvement in discussion and evaluation of students' work is a priority. Teachers will be available to parents as needed, to answer questions, or simply be sounding boards for discussion. We want to do everything we can to assist you in this endeavor. A teacher created evaluation will be provided for every student, which may be used as record of accomplishment for students planning to attend college, and to help you as you ascertain grades for your report cards. All evaluations record the number of writing and discussion assignments completed, a description of challenges and accomplishments, a review of writing style and participation, test scores (if any) and recommendations for future work. The student’s name and course title, date of completion and instructor signature are also included. Evaluations will be sent to the families one or two weeks after the semester ends. HEART mentors do not provide grades. There are several ways to calculate high school course credit. Determination before the class begins, of the method to be used, makes the record keeping process much easier. Feel free to discuss this with us at any time. The most commonly used method of valuation is based on the number of hours of coursework completed in the year. If you choose to use this method, it will be helpful to you to keep track of hours spent. An Academic Hour Check–off Sheet is available from Crissi Allen. Honors Courses are generally valued more highly in transcript GPA calculations because they are more demanding. Please let your teacher know, immediately, if you will be doing Honors work, so we can help you with your assessment and grade reporting. We offer a study hall for those not attending classes If your student is waiting for a class, they may sign up for our Study Hall. It is mostly reserved for those waiting for the  HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts to the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 2 of 4 3/30/2010 3:11:16 PM
  3. 3. next class or waiting for their parents to pick them up. They may study, rest, be quiet, etc. in the Study Hall. Parent Volunteers will be supervising this room. We offer administrative support for great efficiency It is our privilege to be able to support you in the administrative aspects at HEART by: • Emailing & phone calls • Providing course catalogs, reg kits • Collecting monthly checks • Registration support • Volunteer coordination • Facility Campus coordination We offer summer school classes We are pleased to announce our Summer Classes 2010-2011 core and enrichment courses for Lower Academy, ages 8-12 and Upper Academy, ages 13-18 meeting every Wednesday for 6 weeks. This service to Christian families is open to all homeschoolers who are advocated by Home School Legal Defense Association (www.hslda.org). If you would like a course description catalog, please email Crissi Allen at heartacademy@comcast.net.  Classes are 6 weeks, June 23-July 28, every Wednesday for 2 1/2 hours each; 9:00-11:30 am and 12:00-2:30 pm.  There will be an Admin fee for all homeschooling families: $50 for one child, $75 for 2 or more  Non-HEART families will need to fill out all the registration forms.  HEART families will just need to fill out a couple of forms.  The cost is $120 for 6 weeks. No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Below is a tentative schedule: Upper Academy – 7-12 grades Lower Academy – 3-6 grades Period 1, 9:00-11:30 am · Get Fit in 6 weeks, Migi Oey –upper academy · Hip-Hop & Jazz Intensive, Jessica Allen - lower academy up to 8th grade (class starts June 16 and ends July 21) · Conversational Spanish, Rosi Adams – upper academy · Reading Intensive, Gail Efting (fulfills the required prerequisite for the Classics - Literature classes in the fall) – upper academy · Beginning Sewing, Leslie & Rhonda Irwin – upper and lower academy (5 weeks only) · Math Mania, Jere Allen – lower academy up to 8th grade  HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts to the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 3 of 4 3/30/2010 3:11:16 PM
  4. 4. · Emotional & Spiritual Health, Kara Lawman – upper academy · Vocal & Piano Lessons, Jessica Allen (1/2 hour lessons, if no one signs up or the Dance Intensive) – upper and lower academy · The Bread Quest (a Bible Study and learning how to bake bread), Helene Lee – upper and lower academy Period 2, 12:00-2:30 pm · Tae Kwon Do, Jeff King, 1:45-2:30, 45 minutes only – upper and lower academy ($69 for 6 weeks) · Vocal & Choreography Intensive, Jessica Allen – lower academy (Classic Disney Focus, class starts June 16 and ends July 21) · Beginning Painting, Migi Oey – upper academy · So You want to be an Author? Gail Efting – upper academy · Beginning & Intermediate Guitar Class, Chris Adams – upper academy · CEO Tech Marketing, Jere Allen – upper academy · IEW Writing Intensive, Cheryl Meng – upper academy · Vocal & Piano Lessons, Jessica Allen (1/2 hour lessons, if no one signs up for the Vocal Intensive) – lower and upper academy · Scientific Secret Formulas, Helene Lee – lower academy We offer other services Class Advisor - Gail Efting is our Class Advisor. She will be glad to discuss your classes, curriculum or challenges with you throughout the school year, to assist you in meeting your student’s needs. Please email her at eftinggail@aol.com or feel free to call her at (408) 737-8239. There is no cost for this service. Math Tutoring –Sue Watanabe will be available for tutoring in all upper division math courses. Please email Crissi Allen if you would like help at heartacademy@comcast.net. There is a fee for this service. John Paulson Photography - HEART Academy is privileged to have John Paulson available to take pictures of your children this upcoming fall at Bayside Community Church. You can use these pictures for your student ID or send them to friends and family. His prices range from $16 to $56. He will be here with his equipment on a Friday at the beginning of September. He also does wedding photos, high school seniors, families and children. Check out his website at www.johnpaulsonphotography.com.  HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts to the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 4 of 4 3/30/2010 3:11:16 PM

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