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Enki Online Junior High

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After a third year of delightfully successful programs, we will now be offering our Cyber Junior High classes for Grades Six, Seven, and Eight. Exactly which programs will run will depend on enrollment and scheduling realities; decisions will be made 2 months before classes begin, so if you are interested, register soon to reserve a space.

For many homeschooling children, the peer needs of this stage bring some challenges. From a developmental point of view, this is unavoidable - and good news; the 11 to 14 year old is pushing to find his or her own power, and part of that is a shift of focus to peers. As well, everything within them is, rightfully, pushing to step away from parents. To meet this need, and yet support the beauty of schooling at home, we offer our cyber peer online program. To our delight, the structure of these classes in the online environment successfully supports peer relationships and learning to work as a community. Creative compromise, listening to one another, play and banter are all part of the daily fare. Learn more about the “why’s” and “wherefore’s" of our approach to Junior High schooling.

My son has been enrolled in the Enki Online Middle School Program for the last two years. We love every aspect of the program. The teacher is wonderful, attentive and has a unique ability to create a close knit online community for the kids. It has provided a much needed social outlet; the kids have bonded and look forward to spending time with each other. The curriculum has inspired my son’s learning and growth, through in-depth reading, art and creativity. At the end of the semester the students collaborate on student led, teacher guided group projects. Learning to work in a group has been a gift to my son. We wouldn’t change anything about this program!

                                                                                                                                    Brooke, Colorado

 

How does it work?

Modern technology allows us to gather as a whole group, face-to-face, in real time. We then move between full group discussions and undertakings, and small, peer group work. In the small groups, we have peer discussions, writer's workshops, and peer projects - and quite a bit of "peer play!" Under the guidance of a senior Enki teacher, each class includes discussions on independent reading, and writing, art, and project work.

The first 6-7 weeks of each Humanities unit is spent establishing the cultural and historical setting. During this time we work with an Enki Book, reading and discussing, writing and doing art work. While this period has a great deal of peer interaction, it is primarily a whole group focus. Then, for the last five weeks, we will shift our focus to development of peer group projects. This includes peer planning, independent work, and small group work; most of all it centers around the students' creativity and independent follow through! See sample projects here


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NOW OFFERING for the 2019/20 School year:two Core Humanities Units (one Fall, and one Spring) for each of the Grades: 6, 7, and 8. We will also offer two mid year Grammar Courses, one for 6 and 7, and one for Grade 8.

The Fall and Spring Core Units cover specific humanities and creative writing skills, introducing related mathematics and science. In addition, with each Core Unit we offer companion, in-depth, Math and Science classes for Grades 6 and 7. Here we take the math and science work that is introduced in its living context in the Humanities classes, onto the concept and skill mastery level. We do not yet offer this for Grade 8.

These Math-Science classes are only open to those taking the partner Humanities class. We encourage all who take Humanities to also take the Math-Science, as the engagement with this work not only comes from the Humanities, but also expands their experience of that study.

We also offer two stand alone Grammar Units for Grades 6/7, and for Grade 8, in the winter.

 
     
6th Graders, with their focus on chaos, conflict, and order, will have the opportunity to enroll in one unit on Ancient Greece and Rome (covering mythology, the great philosophers, the golden age of arts and sciences, Alexander the great, and the rise and fall of Rome), and one on the Ancient Middle East (covering the lives of modern Middle Eastern leaders, the life of Mohammed, and the world of Ancient Sumer). See Samples here. 7th Graders, with their need to see the world with their own eyes and recreate it for themselves, will have the opportunity to enroll in units on Ancient China (covering the explorer Zhung Qua, Confucius, and the Khans) and on the European Renaissance (Marco Polo, the Plague and the Renaissance Artists, Scientists, and Explorers). See Samples here. 8th Graders with their natural struggle to find their own way - largely through revolution - will have the opportunity to enroll in units on revolution in South Africa (Mandela), and on revolution in Russia (equality through the eyes Breshkovsky and Sakharov).
     
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Each week, Humanities classes meet three times in "face to face" video calls, for two hours per class for the 12 week unit.

The Math/Science classes will meet twice a week for an hour and a half for the 12 week unit - these are open only to those doing the relevant Humanities course. 6th Graders will study Geometry (Greece-Rome) and Decimals (Ancient Middle East) in Math. They will study  Optics and Acoustics (Greece-Rome), and Mechanics (Ancient Middle East) in Science.

Between the units, we are also offering two independent classes focusing on grammar and writing skills for Grades 6-7 (mixed together), and Grade 8. In the 6-7 Unit, we will work with the story of the lamas escaping Tibet as our core material for sparking writing - students will work with writing skills (structure, grammar, and punctuation) by helping one another.

In the Grade 8 Unit we will work with the story the French Resistance in WWII as our core material for sparking writing - students will work further with writing skills (structure, grammar, and punctuation) by helping one another This meets three times a week for two hours per class, on the same schedule as the Core Humanities classes. This is open to all.

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Dates and Times for Winter-Spring 2019

  1. Humanities (Grades 6, 7, and 8):
    • Fall Session: September 9th 2019 to December 13, 2020 (with a Thanksgiving break and a mid-Unit break).
    • Spring Session: March 16th, 2020 through June 12th 2020 (with one weeklong break).
    • Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8am to 10am PACIFIC TIME, with a 30 minute “Office Hours” session, Tuesday after class. This time is used to help children requesting help, and to work with those not meeting their assignment deadlines.

  2. Math-Science (Grades 6 and 7 only):
    • Fall Session: September 9th 2019 to December 13, 2020 (with a Thanksgiving break and a mid-Unit break).
    • Spring Session: March 16th, 2020 through June 12th 2020 (with one weeklong break).
    • Grade 6 Math-Science Classes meet Monday and Friday, 11:00am to 12:30pm PACIFIC TIME.
    • Grade 7 Math-Science Classes meet Tuesday and Friday, 11:30am to 1:00pm PACIFIC TIME.

  3. Grammar (Grades 6/7, and  8):
    • Winter Session only: January 13th to March 6th, 2020
    • Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8am to 10am PACIFIC TIME.

Fees:

  1. Spots are filled on a first-come, first served basis, with priority going to those signing up for both the Fall and Spring Humanities courses by June 30th.

  2. Tuition for each 12-week Humanities Unit is $650; there is an additional rental charge of $25 for use of hard copy reading materials, and fully refundable $100 deposit for their use. No charge for digital read only copy.
    $100 discount if signing up for both the Fall and Spring Humanities Units by July1st.

  3. Tuition for each 12-week, companion Math/Science Unit is $400. There is a $50 discount if signing up for both Fall and Spring Units by July 1st.

  4. Tuition for the 8-week stand alone Grammar Unit is $400.


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Call Blake Sutton at 603-496-8605

You are welcome to enroll in any or all units, though the Humanities is required for that particular partner Math/Science Unit. Scholarships are available on a limited basis.

You do need to have good internet access and a computer with a camera. We use the Zoom program. It works very well and is free to the students.

Space is limited.

For more details on the program, please contact the Enki Office (bas@enkieducation.org).

 

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