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Eight-Week Clinic Courses for Elementary Students

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For Grades 1–6

8-Week Clinical Models meet for eight Fridays during both fall and spring semesters. Homeschool students enjoy a full day of academics, engaging activities and social interaction on Biola University’s campus. Each class is taught by university teacher candidates and supervised by School of Education faculty. Parents may choose one class or select all four classes to receive a significant discount and create a full Friday of fun at Biola University for their homeschool students. Registration for fall is now open. Fall 2020 clinic dates are Fridays, September 18 - November 13. For more information email flora.herrera@biola.edu or call (562) 903-4843.

Course options:

  • Art Discovery: $90 per student per course
  • Literacy/Creative Writing: $90 per student per course
  • Science Discovery: $90 per student per course
  • Homeschool P.E.: $55 per student
  • Full Day package includes all 4 courses: $250 per student

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Science Discovery Clinic 1–3

Grades 1–3 meet from 8:25–9:25 a.m.

Discover the exciting world of science phenomena firsthand as students actively investigate scientific concepts and discover different aspects of God's creation by taking on the roles of scientists and engineers. During exciting hands-on activities, students delve into areas of physical science such as energy, kinetics, and chemistry using Next Generation Standards-based lessons from FOSS science curriculum, the most awarded, most adopted program in science education.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Science Discovery Clinic 4–6

Grades 4–6 meet from 8:25–9:25 a.m.

Discover the exciting world of science phenomena firsthand as students actively investigate scientific concepts and discover different aspects of God's creation by taking on the roles of scientists and engineers. During exciting hands-on activities, students delve into areas of physical science such as energy, kinetics, and chemistry using Next Generation Standards-based lessons from FOSS science curriculum, the most awarded, most adopted program in science education.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Literacy Discovery 1–3

Grades 1–3 meet from 9:35–10:35 a.m.

Students will develop their reading and writing by reading quality literature and responding to the reading through a variety of writing tasks. Using the reading process instructional approach teachers will use a variety of reading methods including interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, echo reading, choral reading, and partner reading to develop students’ reading fluency and reading comprehension. The writing tasks will follow the writing process approach which includes rehearsing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Creative Writing Discovery 4–6

Grades 4–6 meet from 9:35–10:35 a.m.

Students will develop their creative writing by working on several writing projects that incorporate the writing process approach which includes rehearsing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Students will receive explicit instruction in writing genres that include opinion, informational, and narrative writing.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Art Discovery Clinic 1–3

Grades 1–3 meet from 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Come learn about the art elements and principles through fun hands-on art projects. Students work with a variety of materials and explore art techniques such as painting, drawing, and collage. Throughout the year students also learn about artists, art styles, and how art reflects cultural beliefs and practices.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Art Discovery Clinic 4–6

Grades 4–6 meet from 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Come learn about the art elements and principles through fun hands-on art projects. Students work with a variety of materials and explore art techniques such as painting, drawing, and collage. Throughout the year students also learn about artists, art styles, and how art reflects cultural beliefs and practices.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Homeschool PE (K–8)

Grades K–8

P.E. classes feature developmentally appropriate movement for elementary aged students. Students are grouped according to their grade level to experience fun and games which include health related fitness activities as well as skill and social development for all students.

Fall 2020 dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13