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Friday Classes

HEART Academy offers classes for home schooled students from 3rd-12th grade. Home school classes meet each Friday beginning in September and end in that last Friday of May. HEART classes do not meet during the month of December after Thanksgiving for 6 weeks.

Classes are categorized by the following divisions:

  • Lower Academy : classes for students in grades 3-6.
  • Upper Academy : classes for students in grades 7-12.
  • Upper & Lower Academy : classes for students in grades 3-12.

However, home school classes can be available to students outside these ranges based on your assessment of his or her readiness and skill aptitude for a class.

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  • Instructor:
  • Terri A. Chatsinchai, Terri [email protected]
  • Class Period:
  • 4
  • Class Level:
  • Upper Academy
  • American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1)

  • Course Description: ASL1U, will build on vocabulary and grammar skill along with working on expressive and receptive 469 conversational skills. Deaf culture and deaf community information will be studied. The use of Prezi, PowerPoint presentations, video 470 clips, modeling, conversation, and classroom activities. This course is for 7-12 grade students who truly desire to learn ASL. Younger 471 students may attend at the discretion of the teacher if they cannot go to ASL1La.

    Assessment: Parents involvement in discussion and evaluation of students’ work will occur from time to time and is a priority to keep the class in sync. 

    Workload: Homework will be assigned almost weekly to help strengthen their conversation foundation in ASL. I will expect a No Voice Lab (NVL) once per quart and attend one deaf event per semester. Both the NVL and the deaf event will require a report.

    Periodic quizzes with be given including fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar. Each student will be expected to create a story in ASL as part of their final exam at the end of the year.

    Grading/Assessment: Each student will be evaluated based on their participation, quizzes and the described assignments stated above.

    Curriculum: Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-12, Smith, Lentz, and Miko

  • American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1)

  • Instructor:
  • Terri A. Chatsinchai, Terri [email protected]
  • Class Level:
  • Upper Academy
  • Class Period:
  • 4
  • Course Description: ASL1U, will build on vocabulary and grammar skill along with working on expressive and receptive 469 conversational skills. Deaf culture and deaf community information will be studied. The use of Prezi, PowerPoint presentations, video 470 clips, modeling, conversation, and classroom activities. This course is for 7-12 grade students who truly desire to learn ASL. Younger 471 students may attend at the discretion of the teacher if they cannot go to ASL1La.

    Assessment: Parents involvement in discussion and evaluation of students’ work will occur from time to time and is a priority to keep the class in sync. 

    Workload: Homework will be assigned almost weekly to help strengthen their conversation foundation in ASL. I will expect a No Voice Lab (NVL) once per quart and attend one deaf event per semester. Both the NVL and the deaf event will require a report.

    Periodic quizzes with be given including fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar. Each student will be expected to create a story in ASL as part of their final exam at the end of the year.

    Grading/Assessment: Each student will be evaluated based on their participation, quizzes and the described assignments stated above.

    Curriculum: Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-12, Smith, Lentz, and Miko

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