Enrichment Classes

Ironwood Academy welcomes members of the homeschool community to join our students for various enrichment activities offered on Wednesday mornings and afternoons during the school year. Below are the descriptions for the enrichment classes that are open to the public. Use the Community Portal linked directly below to register for any of the enrichment courses listed.

CERAMICS

6th grade - 12th grade

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am

Kindergarten - 5th grade

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm

Get your hands dirty in this all-levels ceramics class! Students will work with real artist's clay to create a variety of hand-built ceramic pieces. We will learn hand-building techniques and create coil pots and trays, slab platters, relief sculptures, and more. Your student will bring home 3-4 kiln-fired and glazed or painted pieces at the end of the course. Projects will be adapted for beginners and experienced students.

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade join Mrs. Timmons for an hour of ceramics from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. The cost for the five classes is $125, payable to Allison Jarrett by check or Venmo (@Allison-Jarrett) on or before the first day of classes.

Students in grades 6th through 12th join Mrs. Timmons for 90 minutes of ceramics from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The cost for the five classes is $150, payable to Allison Jarrett by check or Venmo (@Allison-Jarrett) on or before the first day of classes.

Our art concentration in ceramics will last for five weeks, beginning Sept 7 and ending on Oct 5. Register using the Community Portal for Wednesday Enrichment linked above.

Our second art concentration will be in silkscreen printing for grades 7th through 12th and printmaking for Kindergarten through 6th grade beginning October 19 and ending November 16.


ROBOTICS

Kindergarten - 8th grade

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm

Basics of robotic science are taught to students in a lively environment, and allow the student to have lots of fun while learning fundamental concepts. These programs can also be customized to the needs of every individual student, making them the most useful for any given student. Robotics will be a recurring offering every four weeks to allow for those who wish to continue to develop their skill. To learn more visit www.rxiedu.com

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade join instructors from the RobotiX Institute for two hours of LEGO robotics. Registration and billing (4 weeks of classes for $150) are handled directly by RobotiX Institute contacted via email contactus@rxiedu.com or phone 615-721-2650. Just make sure to mention you plan to take classes at Ironwood on Wednesdays!

CODING

(Computer Programming)

Kindergarten - 12th grade

Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

When it comes to kids, fun and engaging are two of our goals when it comes to computer programming sessions. Coding can essentially be explained as a method of communicating with the computer and we are here to teach kids how to communicate with the computer with the utmost ease. Our programs also help a child realize their potential and think out of the box, while also preparing them for the future job scenario, and make them ready for various opportunities as they present themselves. Computer Programming will be a recurring offering every four weeks to allow for those who wish to continue to develop their skill. To learn more visit www.rxiedu.com

Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade join instructors from The RobotiX Institute for an hour of computer programming. Specific course selection, registration and billing (4 weeks of classes for $130) are handled directly by RobotiX Institute contacted via email contactus@rxiedu.com or phone 615-721-2650. Just make sure to mention you plan to take classes at Ironwood on Wednesdays!

DANCE

Kindergarten - 4th grade

Wed. 10:00 am - 11:00 am

5th grade - 8th grade

Wed. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

There will be two age group offerings for dance hosted by Ms. Joslyn Evans:

Kindergarten – 4th grade will receive instruction in both Ballet and Jazz.

5th – 8th grade will receive instruction in Contemporary dance.

The first session of dance will last for five weeks, beginning Sept 7 and ending on Oct 5. The cost for the five classes is $100, payable to Joslyn Evans by check or Venmo (@Joslyn-Evans-2) on or before the first day of classes. Register using the Community Portal for Wednesday Enrichment linked above.

Dance will be a recurring offering with a second five week session running from Oct 19 through Nov 16 to allow for those who wish to continue to develop their skill. At the end of the second five week session, students will have the chance to perform in a short showcase for their parents at the end of their final class.

KARATE

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 am

In our classes, the purpose of martial arts is to become a better person through the practice of respect, manners, self control, honesty, perseverance and patience. We’ll increase a child’s ability to concentrate and focus, and help them with their coordination. While we’re at it, we’ll increase their self confidence, build their self esteem, and show them how to deal with bullies and strangers, physical conflicts and negative peer pressure. We reinforce the importance of staying healthy by eating the right foods, getting enough exercise and sleep, personal hygiene and staying safe ... all while having a great time! Our classes are a perfect blend of education, motivation and FUN!!

The first session of karate will last for five weeks, beginning Sept 7 and ending on Oct 5. The cost for the five classes is $75, payable to Conrad Jones Karate by check or Venmo (@Lani-Jones-6) on or before the first day of classes. Karate will be a recurring offering with a second five week session running from Oct 19 through Nov 16 to allow for those who wish to continue to develop their skill. Register using the Community Portal for Wednesday Enrichment linked above.

YOGA

6th grade - 12th grade

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Kindergarten - 5th grade

Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm


This fun class will provide your child with an engaging and enriching experience through yoga movement, mindfulness activities, and games. No prior yoga experience required.

Students can join Ms. Chrisie Spain for an hour of yoga. The first session of yoga will last for five weeks, beginning Sept 7 and ending on Oct 5. The cost for the five classes is $100, payable to Chrisie Spain by check or Venmo (@Chrisie-Spain) on or before the first day of classes. Register using the Community Portal for Wednesday Enrichment linked above.




HAND SEWING

6th grade - 12th grade

Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Students will learn how to sew on buttons, make patches, mend holes in clothing, and more! They will be introduced to embroidery techniques, the most common hand sewing stitches, and will finish the final lesson having made their own craft bag or water bottle holder using decorative embroidery stitches, and applique. They will each receive their own sewing kit, including a darning mushroom, embroidery hoop, scissors, fabric, needles, thread, and more. All supplies are included. This is a preparation class in anticipation of a machine based higher level course second semester.

Students can join Ms. Holly Bruce for two hours of hand sewing (no machines). The first session of sewing will last for five weeks, beginning Sept 7 and ending on Oct 5. The cost for the five classes is $125, payable to Holly Bruce by check or Venmo (@roomtoflourish) on or before the first day of classes. Register using the Community Portal for Wednesday Enrichment linked above.