Pensacola Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy

Pensacola | FL
Homeschool Integration
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À La Carte Homeschool Classes

Starting August 15, 2016, PJA would like to open our classrooms to homeschoolers in our area on Mondays and Wednesdays, offering Tumbling, upper- and lower-grade Science, Art, Florida History, LEGO® Robotics, and the Accelerated Reader program.

The registration fee of $35 per student per year covers insurance and gives you access to select from our quarterly menu of classes. Below you can find class details, including grade level, schedule, and price. Payment in full for all selected classes will be due at the beginning of each quarter.

All registered homeschoolers can participate in free school activities, such as Monday morning worship and flag-raising, Running Club, and recess.

Field trips and other school events will be announced with their costs throughout the year.

Parents and students will be required to commit to regular attendance and to follow the school rules of conduct, including the uniform dress code, while participating in classes, field trips, and other school activities.

Please read the schedule and class information below and then fill out the pre-registration form for fourth quarter for each of your children.

Schedule

1st quarter: August 15-October 12 (7 weeks)

Science, Tumbling, Art, Accelerated Reader, LEGO® Robotics, Running Club


2nd quarter: October 17-December 16 (7 weeks)

Florida History, Tumbling, Art, Accelerated Reader, LEGO® Robotics, Running Club


3rd quarter: January 2-March 17 (9 weeks)

Florida History, Tumbling, Art, Accelerated Reader, LEGO® Robotics, Running Club


4th quarter: March 27-May 5 (6 weeks)

Science, Tumbling, Art, Accelerated Reader, LEGO® Robotics, Running Club

 

Running Club

Coach: Kristy Mobley

Grades: 1-8

Schedule: Monday 8:45-9:00 timed run, Tuesday-Friday 8:00-8:15 practice run

Cost: Included with registration

Join us for a one-mile run every morning, with a timed run on Mondays. Our goal is to encourage students to develop a personal exercise program and take responsibility for their health and fitness.
 

Accelerated Reader

Grades: 1-8

Schedule: Monday 9:00-11:30 and Wednesday 10:30-11:30

Tuition: $60/year

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Reader gives feedback based on the quiz results, which can be used to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
 

Tumbling

Coach: Erika Peterson

Grades: K4-8th

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00 (K4-4th grade), 2:00-3:00 (5th-8th grade)

Tuition:

1st child: $15/week
2nd child: $10/week
3rd child: $7.50/week
4th child: $5/week

Join us for a tumbling class that teaches basic floor tumbling, beginning and intermediate acro skills, and strength, flexibility, and general fitness education. Our goal is to use gymnastics training to build leadership, teamwork, positive self image, and a greater understanding of God’s gifts and love for us. Students will work with skilled instructors to improve their own skills and learn to spot, coach, and support their team members in a safe and uplifting environment.
Tumbling team T-shirt required ($15 each)
 

LEGO® Robotics

Coaches: Kristy Mobley and Mark Pettibone

Grades: 4-8

Schedule: Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM instructional time, Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 additional practice time

Tuition: $20/week

FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology. Children program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create innovative solutions to a problem, all while being guided by the program’s signature Core Values. The class will conclude with a trip to the regional tournament in Chattanooga, TN. Costs for the trip are separate.

Science

Teacher: Kristy Mobley

Grades: 5-8

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12:15-2:00 (1st quarter)

Tuition: $15/week

In this exciting year of faith- and creation-based science exploration, students will be using and implementing the scientific method. Each student will be expected to produce a science fair project to share at our Science Fair. Topics include cells, plants, the human body, Earth, and properties of matter. In addition to our text book, students will have the opportunity to participate in experiments, record and analyze results, and enjoy field trips (extra cost).
 

Florida History

Teacher: Kristy Mobley

Grades: 3-6

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12:15-2:00 (2nd and 3rd quarters)

Tuition: $23/week

Students will explore Florida’s geography, native inhabitants, exploration and settlement, statehood, government, and present day citizenship. Various methods will be used to gather information and encourage learning about this beautiful state we live in. These methods include, but are not limited to: textbooks, novels, worksheets, dough maps, puppet skits, dioramas, and field trips (extra cost).

Our optional end of the year field trip (March 20-24) will allow students to explore many aspects of Florida we have studied this year. We are making plans to visit Tallahassee, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. The cost for this trip is estimated at $450 per person.
 

Science

Teacher: April Copley

Grades: 1-4

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 12:15-1:00 (1st and 4th quarters)

Tuition: $15/week

This will be a faith and creation based science program. Students will be studying content and with discussion to develop scientific literacy. Students will participate in activities to explore the lesson concepts. Listed below are our learning goals and themes for each quarter.

1st Quarter – Ecosystems and animal adaptations

4th Quarter – Space
 

Art

Teacher: April Copley

Grades: 1-4

Schedule: Wednesday 2:00-3:00 (1st through 4th quarters)

Tuition: $12/week

This class will be to increase the student’s awareness of the many different kinds of art. It will give them a wide range of experiences with art, and it will help them see and appreciate the art around them. Each class will include hands-on art. The goals and themes for the year are as follows:

1st & 2nd Quarter – We will learn the seven basic elements of art such as line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space.

3rd & 4th Quarter – We will use the 7 elements we learned in the first two quarters in many different ways in art. We will also focus on famous artists and cultures and their style of art.


Registration for fourth quarter 2016-2017 is now open.

Pre-Registration Form