YEAR-LONG COURSE: Delve into the oceans with Apologia's Marine Biology course where you can also enjoy collaborative work with other students! Students will use NDA textbooks and be given a student notebook to fill out for this course. Students will discover bizarre creatures and the deep, mysterious waters in which they live, as created by God! ($110 fee) NOTE: Not intended for full-time NDA students, who have it M-T-W.
REQUIRED CLASS FOR GRADUATION (Next Offered 2021-22)
An awesome update on a fundamental class. Instead of practicing public speaking, students will practice the communication skills essential to today's workplaces. These will include making a public presentation, running a meeting, assembling pros & cons list, formulating a good email or one that persuades, working with PowerPoint, and building a physical presentation.
Is it reasonable to believe the universe has been designed by a Creator? Discover the evidence found in DNA, natural processes, and the microscopic world that demonstrates all of life has been programmed by a master designer, fine-tuned to carry out mind-blowingly complicated tasks. Learn how to answer those who insist evolution is an explanation for life on earth.
What interest do you like to pursue? Are you creating works of art, blogging, starting a business or immersing in a hobby? Learn how to support your goals as a "Maker" or "Entrepreneur" by learning to create and maintain a website, a skill that can serve you well for fun or for your profession in the future!
Those new to Robotics will work together on coding and creating robotic machines over the course of this semester. Students will work together in small groups to complete given objectives, and gain skills in preparation for later competition. (Fee: $199 for student supplies)
Discover or grow your skills in creating comic-style art. In this class, you'll learn drawing basics for the comic style, practice poses, and develop new perspectives in your drawings. You'll also work on the actual layout and development of a story and storyboard your ideas for presentation. This is an interactive class where you'll contribute ideas/feedback to other students!
Learn the basics of music theory and how to write your own songs, complete with sheet music from instructor Adam Parada. We'll start with the basics and students will progress at their own pace! (Fee: $49 Instructor Fee)
Do you have ideas for a game you'd like to create? Whether you're into the strategy or into the creative side, this class is for you! You'll develop a game board or playing setup, complete game play rules and a written guide, complete artwork necessary to the gaming experience, and finalize your work to produce it if you like, through an online site or local print shop.
Time to take your performance skills to the next level. Students will enjoy the fun of learning how to produce a radio-style drama that focuses on oral presentation skills. Students will practice or even produce scripts, practice and present them, and use their voices to create tension or comedy! Students will also learn to create and reproduce sound effects both creepy and fun!
New instructor Adam Parada offers this class for students who have mastered the basics of the guitar and are ready to master new songs to progress in their skill level. Instruction will be on-par with lessons, individualized, and include a bonus one-on-one session! Student must have their own guitar or use of one for this class. (Fee: $125 for lesson-level, personal instruction, bonus session & music book)
YEAR-LONG COURSE: Delve into the oceans with Apologia's Marine Science course where you can also enjoy collaborative work with other students! Students will use NDA textbooks and be given a student notebook to fill out for this course. Students will discover bizarre creatures and the deep, mysterious waters in which they live, as created by God! ($110 fee)
NOTE: Not intended for full-time NDA students, who have it M-T-W.
REQUIRED CLASS FOR GRADUATION (Next Offered 2022-23)
Learn about Michigan's grand history from its time as a Northwest Territory with forts and trade with native tribes, to its contributions to the Civil War and its important place in Great Lakes trade. Students will also learn about the important industries that have helped Michigan grow: lumber, shipping, furniture and automobile manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.
A key aspect of effective leadership is to manage a small working team effectively, whether as a small team leader, a small business owner, a ministry coordinator, or even volunteer organizer. Like the best leaders, you'll learn to understand the talents of team members, and how to motivate or calm them, or encourage their best performance according to their personality.
Discover the vast frontier of space in our own solar system and well beyond in this awesome course. Students will work together in small groups to "visit" the planets in our system, and move outward to encounter the Kuiper Belt and objects and systems farther from earth. Students will conduct their own space investigations, learn to find constellations, and notebook their findings.
Continue to progress in Robotics as you move forward to more advanced coding tasks over the course of this semester. Students will work together in small groups to complete given objectives, and gain advancing skills in preparation for later competition. (Fee: $199 for student supplies)
Students will learn about and practice the classical skill of debate. They will learn about the structure of formal debates, understand basic logical fallacies, practice argumentation, and experience formal debates in class.
Are you an HGTV addict? A die-hard DIY-er? You might want to take this class and learn the basics of interior design from start to finish. Students will be introduced to basic design principles, be presented with a design project, talk to their "client," create and draw their own design for the space, assemble a presentation, and pitch their design to the "client." (Fee: $59 for student supplies)
Learn how to create all types of cloth art -- from guitar pillows to designs on backpacks to embellishments on your favorite blue jeans! Expert handcrafter Sharon will be sharing all her favorite ways to bring beauty and quirky fun to your favorite spaces, clothes, and fun accessories. (Fee: $59 for student supplies)
REQUIRED CLASS FOR GRADUATION
(Next Offered 2021-22)
Learn about your American government in this lively, discussion-oriented class. We'll talk through the important concepts around which our government is built, and discuss issues that even today are hot-buttons in the political landscape. We'll also engage in a debate on a relevant public square issue.
In this exciting blend of history and bible study students will learn about the legendary King David of Israel. Students will walk side-by-side with this man from boy shepherd, to hunted fugitive, and finally to King of Israel. They will learn about his foibles, his place in Israel's history, why he matters in the Bible, and how his challenges connect with us today.
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