Classes for High Schoolers

HuckleBerry is dedicated to helping students delve deeply into their education, co-creating projects and

opportunities that are meaningful to each student.

Fall Session:   Sept 8 - Nov 20

December Workshops:  Nov 30 - Dec 11 

Winter Session:   Jan 4 - Mar 12

Spring Session:  Mar 22 - May 28

Students signed up for Fall session are guaranteed priority to stay in classes in successive sessions

To support all of our families, our High School classes will have continue to provide online access for this 2020-2021 year, even after we regain access to our site.

American Literature

9/14-11/16 + 1 week in Dec

Mondays 1:30 - 3:30

Planned for an entire year

ALL ONLINE

Holly Van Houten

Ages 14+

This class will cover a variety of American literature, including novels, plays, poems, short stories, essays, and speeches, as we explore the ideas and ideals that have defined our country.  Students will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and exercise their critical thinking skills, while enjoying imaginative literature that will stay with them forever!

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$333

High School English

9/8 - 11/17 (11 weeks)

Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30

Planned for an entire year

ALL ONLINE

Holly Van Houten

Ages 14+

This Online High School English class provides a full year of literature and writing.   In the Fall our Thematic Focus will be, “What do We Value?”  We will begin with short stories by Jack Finney (“The Contents of a Dead Man’s Pockets”) and Ray Bradbury (“There Will Come Soft Rains”), before beginning Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.  Join us as we exchange ideas and exercise critical thinking skills, while enjoying imaginative literature that will stay with you forever!

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$333

Writing The Researched Essay

9/14 - 11/16 + 1 week in Dec

Mondays 9:00 - 11:00

Planned for an entire year

ALL ONLINE

Holly Van Houten

Ages 13+

Learning to evaluate outside sources and incorporate them into an essay is an essential skill for students to develop.  A quote or idea that isn’t cited properly can turn a well thought out essay into plagiarism.  more...

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$333

Media Literacy & Journalism

9/9 - 11/18     11 weeks

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00

Planned for an entire year

Stephanie Berry

Ages 13+

Media Literacy is one of the best ways to practice Critical Thinking, as we're always wondering about the objective of what we're reading.   Has critical information been left out?   Are the statistics accurate and what do they mean?   In this class we will practice Critical Thinking as we work diligently to find our own voice & practice communicating it powerfully through Words & Images using Zines, News Articles, Videos & More!  more...

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$297

Modern Civilizations

9/14 - 11/16 + 1 week in Dec

Mondays 11:15 - 1:15

Planned for an entire year

ALL ONLINE

Stephanie Berry

Ages 14+

What ideas, cultures and events shaped this modern world?   We will look at the slice of time from the late eighteenth century through the present and uncover factors that influenced what each major modern society has created.   We will look at case studies from each continent to develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts.    more...

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$353

Human Geography; Why Civilizations Rise & Fall

9/8 - 11/17     11 weeks

Planned for an entire year

Tuesdays 11:45 - 1:15

Stephanie Berry

Ages 13+

This class is a study of how civilizations from ancient through modern times are challenged by their geography, their environment and their decisions.  We will study civilizations that did not survive (like Easter Island and the Anasazi) alongside those that did survive and even thrive, and determine the key aspects of choices that were made.   To ensure that our study of history is meaningful, we will look at more modern threats, and see how each civilization is responding.   What assumptions can we make about the outcome of modern civilizations based on the actions of the past?  more...

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$353

Model United Nations Debate

9/11 - 11/20 - 11 weeks

Planned for an entire year

Fridays 9:30 - 11:00

Stephanie Berry

Ages 14+

Model United Nations is one of the fasting growing trends in collaborative learning, taking place for kids in middle school, high school, community colleges and universities.   This is NOT a class about politics!   In Model UN, the class is given a global issue to research, debate and create solutions to present to a group.    We learn geography, culture, international relations, persuasive speaking and collaborative technique.  Our debate topics have ranged from access to clean water & education and the needs of refugees  to futuristic ideas like the  colonization of Mars.  more...

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$282

Ethics

9/11 - 11/20 - 11 weeks

Planned for an entire year

Fridays 11:30- 1:00

Jesse Burch

Ages 13+

In this discussion-based class, we will delve into the history of ethics, attack some classic ethical dilemmas, and apply what we’ve learned to modern-day issues. And hopefully we’ll come away with a better sense of what we believe in!   more...

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$272

Critical Learning for High Schoolers

9/9 - 11/18 

Planned for an entire year

Wednesdays 11:30 - 1:00

Ages 14+

Fall:   Career Exploration for the 21st Century.  While we don't know exactly what the future holds, we know a LOT about where it is headed!   Let's look into careers in many new and unusual fields, current careers that are here to stay, changes to current careers and more!  Each student will develop a project exploring 1 or more career areas of interest and conduct interviews, study colleges and other ways of developing expertise and more!   We will also be looking at new business models for entrepreneurs!

Winter:   Your Body, Your Health

Spring:  Finances you NEED to understand   more...

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$287

Chemistry with Labs

9/9 -  11/18 + 1/6 - 2/3    

16 weeks covers the entire class

Wednesdays 3:30 - 6:30

Feisal Khoushab

In this course we will be introducing you to some of the most important ground rules in general chemistry. From matter/energy, atoms/moles, periodic table, ionic and covalent compounds to  acid/base reactions, oxidation/reduction reactions and reaction rates, students will receive both lecture and labs to enable them to fully understand the world of chemistry!   Students have the choice of watching lab experiments from the teacher and writing up lab reports, doing online labs and lab reports, or having their own kits and doing hands-on labs and lab reports.

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$627-$827

Biology with Labs

9/9 - 11/18 + 1/6/2021 - 2/3/2021

16 weeks covers the entire class

Thursdays 3:30 - 6:30

Feisal Khaushab

In this course students will learn the concepts that explain how living organisms and systems work. They
will use scientific inquiry, written assignments, interactive labs, and assessments to develop a
thorough understanding of cellular biology, genetics, heredity, the chemistry of life, physiology, and
ecology.  
Students have the choice of watching lab experiments from the teacher and writing up lab reports, adding in online lab experiments online labs and lab reports, or having their own kits and doing hands-on labs and lab reports.   more...

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$627-$827

Geometry

9/8 - 11/17 - 11 weeks for Fall session

Planned for entire year

Tues and Thurs 10:00 - 10:50

Simeon Goode

In this class, students will learn a variety of mathematical skills, and develop their ability to solve problems as well as defend their logic with proof, all while learning about the the properties of two-dimensional shapes. Students will learn about the process of logical proof, the properties of polygons, parallel lines and angles, and the mathematics of surface area and volume.   more...

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$352

Statistics

9/8 - 11/17 - 11 weeks for Fall session

Planned for entire year

Tues and Thurs 9:00 - 9:50

Simeon Goode

Did you know that many colleges are providing alternative math routes for non-STEM majors, with Statistics being the primary math subject choice?   Statistics is one of the most USEFUL of the math disciplines.   You see statistics EVERY DAY!

In this class we will learn to analyze and describe huge quantities of data, collect data in an unbiased manner, represent the data to emphasize different features about it, and  more...

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$352

Algebra

9/8 - 11/17 - 11 weeks for Fall session

Planned for entire year

Tues and Thurs 11:00 - 11:50

Simeon Goode

This is a standards based year-long class which will cover all of  Algebra I concepts.  Students are welcome to use their own curriculum at home and use this class to augment and cement their home learning.  They may also use this class as their sole curriculum for Algebra I as all of the standards will be covered by using the online book, homework, answer key, videos and class work!  more...

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$367

PreAlgebra

9/8 - 11/17 - 11 weeks for Fall session

Planned for entire year

Tues and Thurs 12:00 - 12:50

Simeon Goode

This is a standards based year-long class which will cover all of  PreAlgebra I concepts.  Many of the concepts in PreAlgebra I have been covered in our Advanced Math class, but we will start with a review to make sure everyone remembers the basics!   Students may also use this class as their sole curriculum for PreAlgebra or this can be used as a supplement to an at-home PreAlgebra curriculum.  Homework will be given in each class.  more...

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$367

Creating with Clay - 2

9/11 - 11/20  -   11 weeks

Fridays 1:00 - 2:30

Ages 13+ - must have experience in ceramics

Ellen Rundle

Planned for entire year

In this intermediate course on ceramics, students will continue to broaden their understanding of the technical aspects of ceramics including different types of firing techniques, ingredients in clay and glazes as well as hone their skills in the basic construction techniques previously learned. Projects will begin to include more slab construction and more sculptural techniques. Students will begin to develop their design/artistry skills.   more...

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$307

Creating with Clay - 1

9/11 - 11/20  -   11 weeks

Fridays 11:15 - 12:45

Ages 13+

Ellen Rundle

Planned for entire year

While this is a beginning course on ceramics, it is also a serious art class!   None of the handprints that we used to make.  In this class, students will learn about different kinds of clay, learn  techniques such as wedging, rolling out a slab, rolling a coil and scoring and joining parts. We will make pinch pots, paper core animals and fruits that are seasonal such as pomegranates, pumpkins and pears. We also use impression stamps to create a decorative plaque.   Can be offered for high school credit.    more...

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$307

Art Projects III

9/9 - 11/18 - 11 weeks

Mondays 9:30 - 11:00

Lena Ketenjian

Ages 14+

Planned for entire year

Students passionate about the fine arts will develop their drawing, painting, composition, perspective, and design skills in greater depth - even if this is their first art class ever. We will study Artists from History, the Portrait & Figure, learn about Graphic Arts & Typography, and touch on Product Design!   more...

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$312

Surrealism, Post-Impressionism  and Pop Art

9/8 - 11/20 - 11 weeks

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00

Ellen Rundle

Planned for a full year

We will focus on a few great artists of the late 19th and early 20th Century: Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and a few of the most popular Pop Artists. Other famous artists will also be reviewed to give students and understanding of the movement. Students will create works on paper using colored pencils, oil pastels and watercolor. We will also do some acrylic painting on canvas.  more...

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$307

Sewing I

9/8 - 11/20 - 11 weeks

Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00

Ellen Rundle

Planned for a full year

In this course we will focus on sewing using the sewing machine and making various items such as a tote bag, patchwork pillowcase, apron and and face masks. We may also make some household items such as pocket sachets, pot holders and placemats. Sewers will “adorn” pieces with appliques, buttons and iron-on materials. We will introduce embroidery by doing a simple floral design and a sampler.   more...

Students must have sewing machine and basic notions, measuring tape, pins, marking pencils, sewing shears, thread, needles

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$307

Sewing II

9/8 - 11/20 - 11 weeks

Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00

Ellen Rundle

Planned for a full year

This course is for intermediate sewers, who have a basic knowledge of their sewing machine and have made a few items. We will be making bags or organizers, clothing items such as a blouse, simple pants and skirt. Students will learn to use stabilizers and interfacing.. Students will learn to sew zippers, make snaps and other fasteners. We will continue small embroidery pieces if the students have kept their interest, learning to make their own patterns.   more...

Students must have sewing machine and basic notions, measuring tape, pins, marking pencils, sewing shears, thread, needles. 

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$307

Shakespeare!

9/10 - 11/19     11 weeks

Thursdays 11:30 - 1:00

Ages 12+

Cy Brown

In this program, students will learn stage combat, physical comedy and study one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved works, Much Ado About Nothing. Through physical and theatrical exercises, students will learn how to create and develop a character, understand Shakespeare and use their voices and bodies to tell this great story. This class is a safe and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to make bold acting choices while learning teamwork and gaining confidence. The 11-week session will culminate in a choreographed scene and performance selection.

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$334

Musical Theater Analysis CLUB!

9/11 - 11/20     11 weeks

Fridays 1:30 - 3:00

Ages 14+

Led by Student Josh Mercer

Musical Theatre Appreciation and Analysis is a great fit for anyone who wants to talk about musicals and get a better idea of what makes a musical effective!   more...

Student Led CLUB

$50

Student Leadership