Days of Wonder School

                    A unique experience in education   

                           High School Program

The high school classes are more structured than grades K-8. Grades will be given as the first step towards completing a high school transcript.


By participating in all 3 days, students will receive credits for all the subjects needed for their high school year.  However, students can also choose particular classes and not take them all.


Our high school program will be divided into subjects that are needed for a diploma, GED, or admission to most programs. 



                                    Schedule

                                                                    The three core days of school are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

                                                               Additional classes are offered on Wednesday and Friday.

Monday

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9:00 - 10:30
Lang. Arts or Geometry
10:30 - 12:00
Lang.Arts or Geometry
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30
World Government
2:30-3:30
Career Development II

Tuesday

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9:00 - 10:30
Lang. Arts or Geometry
10:30 - 12:00
Lang.Arts or Geometry
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 3:00
Biology or Forsenic Science
3:00-3:30
Home Room

Thursday

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9:00 - 10:30
Lang. Arts or Geometry
10:30 - 12:00
Lang.Arts or Geometry
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch
1:00 - 3:00
Biology or Forsenic Science
3:00-3:30
Home Room
 

                                                    Tuition

Full-Time Students

  • Tuition: $260/month/student, for all M, T, and TH classes
  • Supply fee: $25/student/term
  • Some books may have to be purchased over the summer by the students’ families.




Part-Time Students


Students can pick and choose classes at these prices:


  • Language Arts                      4.5 hours/week                  $80/month
  • Geometry                            4.5 hours/week                        $80/month
  • Biology                               4.0 hours/week                  $80/month
  • World Government                1.5 hours/week                  $40/month 
  • Career Development II          1 hour/week                      $30/month
  • Home Room  (Required)        1 hour/week                      $20/month


*Prices do not include books or lab fees
 

                         Teachers and Curriculum

 
 

Language Arts

Michele DiCristoforo


  • World Literature
  • Writing:  Essays, articles, research papers, creative writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • SAT/ACT Preparation


"Hello! I have a master’s in Education, Bachelor’s in English, and I’m very excited to teach this class. In keeping with the yearly theme, students will read European novels, short stories, and poems.  They will develop excellent writing skills by writing from direct experiences as well as in response to those well-chosen European literary works.  They will learn how to write research papers, creative works, literary analysis, journal entries, autobiographical work, essays, letters, and articles both independently and in groups.  Students will learn that writing is a tool for personal growth, expression, analysis, and communication. Grammar and vocabulary will be woven into all writing projects.  ACT/SAT preparation will also be covered as time allows."

Algebra I

Liz Woodmansee


"I have always loved math.  I was a math interventionist 2 – 3 days per week for twelve years! Although I love my office job, I’m passionate about math and happy to be teaching math full-time next school year. I will be teaching Algebra I & II.  Both sets of students will be ready for Geometry the following year, 2017 – 2018. Each math class will start each with a lesson on essential concepts from which everyone can benefit.  Then students will be able to work at his/her own pace.  Classmates and I will be available to help along the way. There will be an option to take honors Algebra I or II if students request it."

Career Development II

Regina Steimle

Grades 7 and up


"I am the Co-Director at Days of Wonder and thrilled to be here!  I am most fortunate to have taught in over 15 different schools over the last 35 years! Teaching has been my true passion!"


Goals:


  • Students will learn about themselves and their interests, their strengths, their passions
  • Students will discover how those can be integrated into a career they will find rewarding
  • Students will research available avenues for achieving their goals
  • Students will explore work and career elements, college options, apprenticeships, alternative programs, etc
  • Students will be given the opportunity to shadow various job sites.
  • Students will be taken on tours of local colleges and college programs as well as technical and high school extension programs


General Structure of the Class:


We will meet each week for 2 hours. Each week students will focus on an aspect of career development related to jobs, careers, occupations, and planning for the future. We use various websites, literature we have collected, guest speakers who can help in planning and motivation, and information we find as we go along.




In today's world, students will have an average of two to three major careers. 

Career path programs are so important for our children!


Geometry and Forensic Science

Kimberly Schwettman

Forsenic Science:

Hi! I have over 10 years’ experience in a chemistry lab at Quantum Chemical. I already had an Applied Science degree, but I continued to study while working for a BS in Chemical Engineering. In addition to my work, I have volunteered many hours to science education, including public chemistry demonstrations, judging science fairs, as well as leading students through experiments to explain scientific principles. I have always enjoyed bringing Chemistry and science to young people in a way that makes them want to learn more.

Geometry:

The college Calculus classes (I met my husband taking Calc 3 and 4 at UC) are Trigonometry based, so having a good start in Geometry, especially the Trig sections, will be important for the students wanting to go on to engineering in college.  I will be utilizing occasional hands on lessons to make learning geometry relevant and fun. There will be a textbook; title is TB