Our chemistry class is designed for students who want to explore the ideas and philosophy of chemistry, thinking critically and deeply about the atomic model, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, and the phases of matter. With lots of hands-on experiments to explore big questions and an emphasis on building a nuanced understanding of how chemistry works, this class moves slowly and thoughtfully through the history of chemistry thinking, opting for open-ended inquiry over lists of definitions and practice problems. This is a chemistry class for students who love the ideas behind science. Click for details.
Being able to translate things is the most fun part of Latin, and this year-long introduction to the Latin language emphasizes that aspect, using weekly translations as a jumping off point for building Latin vocabulary and developing an understanding of the basics of Latin grammar. We’ll also spend a little time exploring the mythology, history, and culture of ancient Rome — mostly because it’s too much fun to skip. Click for details.