Class Descriptions & Registration

Class Descriptions & Registration

Please check back often as the information on this page is continually being updated. Please see our calendar for class dates, or call the instructor as listed.  Classes without online registration are to be paid directly to the instructor as listed.

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Mondays 11:30-1pm  in the Barn


Ages 6-12

Karen Jaggi, a local stay at home mom, teaches Boy Scouts, private schools, public schools, one-on-one,  and now will be teaching art and creative writing for RISE!   You can see some of her work here:

Wednesdays 2pm-3pm


Chess Club

Mondays at 1:30  FREE

Informal teaching and play. All ages/skill levels welcome. Bring a chess board if you can.


Local Politics
Wednesdays  11:30-12:30

How County Commission, City Council and State legislature work, how laws and ordinances are made, how to testify at meetings, how to run for office, how to be involved politically. There will be guest speakers, elected officials and political activists for some of our classes. This class will be taught by Cindy Lake.


**AnimatED: Intro to Coding Program Ages: 7-12

Tech 4 Tots has partnered with Silicon Valley-based engineers and educators to create AnimatED, an exclusive curriculum that blends Art and Technology. Kids will learn basic programming concepts while experimenting with Digital Art and Animation. This program is a wonderful way to introduce coding as well as enhance creativity and critical reasoning skills.

Desiree Lin

Check out the flyer

Mondays 11:15-12:15

** Company providing services at RISE, has own fee schedule. Make payment arrangements with teacher, not RISE.


Tech Start For Kids

Creating websites with WordPress

** Company providing services at RISE, has own fee schedule. Make payment arrangements with teacher, not RISE.

8 week session starts Sept 19th, Meet N Greet Sept 12th


Register here:


Passport to Dance  K-6

Dance to exciting, historical and ethnic music while gaining multicultural awareness and having fun! In this unique program, students will learn basic folkdances from around the world and historical time periods.

Students will be taught a variety of dance formations as well as dances with and without partners. While following along on a map, students will also learn how the climate, geography, and lifestyle of the people are reflected in the dances and costumes of the region or time period.

Students will also experience concepts of rhythm, coordination, sequencing, and patterning while wearing colorful ethnic-inspired costumes. All costumes, instruments, accessories, and props are included!

Passport to Dance can enhance your student’s classes in History, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Music, or Physical Education. Easy, fun traditional dances are a great way to celebrate the cultures of the world!

Heel, toe, and away we go!

Class taught by Alene Hochstetter: Former professional Dancer, member of folk dance groups, fellow homeschool mom, and has been teaching dance and creative arts to children for over 25 years.

Mondays 10-11
Sept 12 start date
$8 Non-Members/per class
$6 Members/per class

Register on RISE’s online registration



Junior Achievement Middle School-ish

Wednesdays 2-3pm

Junior Achievement is an economics/ life skills curriculum. They have many different middle school programs. They run 6 weeks long and are $30 per student. We’ll run at least 2 of the programs, 1 starting in Sept, 1 starting in Jan If we get a LOT of response, we could actually squeeze in another 1 or 2 during the year.


 Language Arts

Creative Writing Ages 6-12

Karen Jaggi, a local stay at home mom, teaches Boy Scouts, private schools, public schools, one-on-one,  and now will be teaching art and creative writing for RISE!

Wednesdays  12:30-1:30pm


Persuasive Writing: ACT Test Prep Ages 14-18

We are excited to announce Mr. Adam Pruzan will be teaching this course.  Mr. Pruzan is trained in the Liberal Arts and is known to engage his students.

This course will teach the standard 5-paragraph essay format, with the specific goal of preparing students to take the Writing section of the ACT.

Students must have excellent reading comprehension. The ACT Writing Test consists of a single question about a policy issue. A paragraph explains the issue. Students write an essay in response, arguing their position. The reading level of the questions is Grade 12+. Five sample questions are available here:

Students must be able to read at this level in order to handle the course.

  • The class will meet on Mondays, 10:00am – 11:30am.
  • We will devote the class period to studying writing skills, which will include critiquing samples of student writing from the preceding week.
  • Students will be given writing exercises as homework. Students will turn in their homework to the teacher by email, for review and comment.
  • Homework from each Monday’s class will be due by 11:00pm Wednesday.
  • The teacher will review and return the assignment by 11:00pm Thursday.
  • Using the teacher’s comments, students will revise their assignments and bring them to class the following Monday.

Learning to write well is hard work. Serious students only.


Algebra 1

Taught by Mrs Saundra De Montano.  Requires Saxon Algebra 1 textbook.

Wednesdays 12:30-2:30


Beginning Guitar

This class will teach all of the basic chords, different parts of the guitar, crucial guitar vocabulary, along with how to tune your instrument. This will be a whole-class approach to learning guitar. Students will be expected to bring their own acoustic guitar.
Ages 10+

Public Speaking

Gavel Club, sponsored by Phelicia DeRosier

Gavel clubs  are perpetual Toastmasters clubs for students under 18.  Meetings are typically held weekly, and the club operates in the same way adult Toastmasters clubs do.

Members perform the same roles, and use the same manuals (CC & CL) as Toastmasters clubs.

Participants increase their self-confidence as they become better speakers and leaders.
Through Toastmasters Gavel Clubs, participants learn to:

  • Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience.
  • Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others’ ideas.
  • Participate in and lead group discussions or meetings.
  • Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.

All these skills are necessary for earning a living in today’s competitive job market, but are also essential for maintaining healthy personal relationships and achieving academic goals in middle & high school, as well as college.

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30


Physics- High School 

Wednesdays from 10-12.  The teacher is Mrs Saundra de Montano


Elementary Science

This is a hands on approach to various topics. Older students will be responsible for bringing up some topics for discussion. Lots of fun and lots of science!

Monday 12:30-1:30

General Science  Ages: Middle School/High School
We are pleased to announce Mrs Christina Robertson will be teaching this class. She is well known in the homeschool science community for her former classes at Mirabelli Community Center.

Mondays 1:00-2:30pm




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