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Tue, May 07


Williamsburg Classical Academy

WCA May Mini Semester

Join us for a short 3 week semester of amazing classes! Lots of fun, learning and some classes even fulfill a credit! Open to ALL homeschoolers, not just WCA members!

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WCA May Mini Semester
WCA May Mini Semester

Time & Location

May 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 23, 2024, 3:00 PM

Williamsburg Classical Academy, 227 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA


About the event

This "semester" will meet BOTH Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 7th-23rd. There will be a designated lunch break for those who attend morning and afternoon classes. (More information to come, but parents do NOT need to be there during that time if your child is taking 2 classes, regardless of age!) Specific information regarding drop off/pick up will be sent to those attending classes.

You will see a fee noted for each class. This is the combined tuition and supply fee. A minimum of a $50 *non-refundable* deposit per student/per class, will be due to the instructor within 48 hours of booking with the balance due by May 1st.

Please feel free to ask any questions and we will answer as soon as possible!

We are VERY excited for this new opportunity!


2nd-5th - Creepy Crawlies - Jennifer Eanes

- Don’t like creepy bugs?  Don’t worry!  We will also have adorable ones!   This class will learn about the content of the day along with hands-on activities in class. We will also be journaling and notebooking.  We will go outside a lot too!  Some topics we’ll dig into are: Butterflies (migration), flies (germs / hygiene), bugs (ecosystems), bees (fruit-producing), bioluminescence, composting, and much more!  We may even hatch our own butterfly or plant a bush that a certain insect will love!  All supplies will be provided.  (Class Fee - $180)

2nd-5th - Ancient Science - Heather Marrs

- Dig into the science of ancient times and unearth amazing discoveries! Have you ever wondered where paper comes from, who made the first known maps, or how the ancient Egyptians were able to build the pyramids? Would you like to make your own sundial, discover how to detect earthquakes, or learn to write in hieroglyphics? From Greek lighthouses and Roman bridges to Chinese kites and Mesopotamian soap, you'll investigate some of the greatest scientific discoveries and the people who introduced them to the world. Dozens of fun-packed activities help you see for yourself how the earliest humans cultivated plants, why instruments make different sounds, how fireworks get their explosive power, and much more. So, step back in time and take an amazing journey with Ancient Science! All materials for this course will be supplied by the instructor. There is no expected homework for this class. Points will be awarded from class participation.  (Class Fee - $200)

3rd-6th - Artistic Time Travel - Kelsey Johnson

- This class is a fun blend of Art History and hands-on projects! In each unit, we will study artists and movements all throughout different periods of time, and create artwork inspired by the masters.  (Class Fee - $200)

5th-8th - Crime Scene to Crime Lab

- Janet Meck - In this class students will learn what to look for at a crime scene, what evidence to collect and how to analyze that evidence.  From fingerprints to DNA fingerprinting, fiber analysis to handwriting analysis, and more!  This will be a fun introduction to the world of forensic science.  (Please do not take this class if planning to take it in the 2024-2025 year.). All supplies and materials are provided. (Class Fee - $200)

5th-8th - Think! Team Building Challenge - Heather Marrs

- This class will teach kids to learn from failure, promotes creative thinking and problem solving, while helping them learn to work together. Each week students will receive a stack of supplies and one basic instruction such as construct a tall-as-possible tower, paper plate roller coaster, earthquake challenge or create a bridge that can hold the most weight. All materials for each engineering challenge will be supplied by the instructor.  (Class Fee - $200)

7th-11th - Best of Both Worlds (Eng / Math) - Jennifer Eanes/Boden Eanes

-  Best of Both Worlds (Eng / Math) - Jennifer Eanes/Boden Eanes - Get the best of both worlds - English and Math with Ms Jenn & Mr. Boden!! Learn something new or review to avoid brain drain while also prepping for end of year testing. This is also a great prep for those entering high school!  English - grammar, punctuation, and writing concepts along with vocab/spelling.  Math - algebraic / geometry skills along with standard math concepts. This class will be much like an intensive - introducing concepts and much practice in class (no homework).  There will also be daily combined (English / Math) friendly games with Ms Jenn and Mr. B!   (Minimum Required Math - Pre-Algebra). (Class Fee - $200)

7th-12th - Fiber Crafts - Kelsey Johnson

- Embroidery, knitting, crocheting, needle felting, sewing, and more! In this class we will learn how different textiles are made, and we’ll create a new craft in each session. All skill levels are welcome! Please let me know if your student needs any accommodations (wool allergy, vegan, etc) and I will make the appropriate substitutions. (Class Fee - $225)

7th-12th - Survival and Preparedness

- Amanda Powell - This class is a basic overview of survival skills and preparedness necessary to overcome a variety of potential emergency or life threatening situations that could result from natural or wartime disasters.  There will be weekly hands on projects (i.e. building an outdoor shelter to sleep in, making various water purification devices, identifying edible plants, packaging emergency food stores, etc.) Homework includes weekly readings and a quiz each week. Sometimes various instructional videos will be assigned to watch. There will be a final exam and paper/project. Supplies needed include: Army Survival Manual.  Survival pocket knife (parent must sign a hold-harmless waiver indicating their child has been briefed in safe and proper handling of their pocket knife and are mature and responsible enough to use it as a tool for various home projects). Parachute cord. Pack of Mylar food storage bags and a few bags of varied dry bulk foods. Basic camping gear. Hiking boots. Canteen or water bottle. Various low-cost or free repurposed materials.  (Class Fee - $220)

8th-12th - Debate - Janet Meck

- An introduction to debate; why is it important, how to develop a debate topic, debate structure and how to win a debate.  We will learn the terms affirmative, negative, rebuttal and when to use them.  The class will have several opportunities to put their knowledge into action through classroom debates!  There will be small assignments to complete, mainly preparing for the debates, and a final grade will be given.  *Students will receive a full debate credit for this class.* (Class Fee - $200) 

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