Ironwood Academy students have the opportunity to be on campus each Wednesday for quiet study from 9:00 to 12:00. In the afternoons, Ironwood offers a variety of clubs exclusively for Ironwood students along with the enrichment opportunities shown below. For more information about clubs and activities, contact Lynn Peck via email@example.com.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Peck via firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th grade - 12th grade
Wednesdays 10:30-12:00 pm
Kindergarten - 5th grade
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm
Art Enrichment for January 18 - February 15: Bookmaking/Bookbinding
Step into the world of book arts and learn the basics of bookmaking and bookbinding in this mixed media class. Students will explore a variety of techniques and methods for creating their own hand-painted & marbled papers and turning them into folded, glued, and stitched books. While the books will be works of art on their own, students will also learn a variety of bookmaking techniques—think part origami, part hand-sewing—to create hand-bound and hand-folded journals, sketchbooks, and sculptural works of art! No experience needed. Class fee includes all materials.
Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade join Mrs. Timmons for an hour of art enrichment from 1:00 to 2:00 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 art enrichment from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 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 first art enrichment class of the new year will last for five weeks, beginning January 18 and ending on February 15. If you have questions or would like to register for the course, email Allison Timmons via email@example.com.
1st grade - 8th grade
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm
Does your child love to play chess or want to learn? This 5 week program is a unique opportunity to play the game while improving skills in Problem Solving and Deductive Reasoning, as well as Strategic and Creative Thinking. Your student will learn about chess strategy and how to logically use these chess concepts in game! While this program is called "beginner" it will challenge your chess player and keep them engaged, even if they have played before. This Workshop is Partnered with Over 25 Hybrid Schools in the Country such as Web Tutorial Nashville in Tennessee.
Students in 1st grade through 8th grade join together for a one hour workshop each week held in person at Ironwood Academy with Steven Bloom running the course remotely via zoom. Students enrolled must bring their own laptop or tablet to class. If you have any questions regarding the course, reach out to Steven Bloom via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the weekly workshop, students will have access to play in three free online tournaments each week and will be assigned homework to solidify their understanding of the strategies covered in class. The cost is $115 for the 5-week session payable directly to Steven Bloom. If students wish to continue for a second 5 week session, Steven Bloom will continue to offer the class throughout the semester.
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 email@example.com or phone 615-721-2650. Just make sure to mention you plan to take classes at Ironwood on Wednesdays!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 615-721-2650. Just make sure to mention you plan to take classes at Ironwood on Wednesdays!
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!!
Karate classes run on five week increments: January 18 - February 15, February 22 - March 29 (excluding March 15), and April 5- May 3. The cost for each session consisting of five classes is $75, payable to Conrad Jones Karate by check or Venmo (@Lani-Jones-6) on or before the first day of classes. If you have questions or would like to register for karate, email Lani Jones via email@example.com.
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.
A machine sewing course will be held during the spring semester at Ironwood. If you are interested or have questions, reach out to Holly Bruce via firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates for the machine sewing class will be posted once they are set in late November.