We, Montana! Homeschool Program Class Schedule for Spring Semester 2022

UPDATED SUNDAY 16 JANUARY 12:00 NOON.

The schedule below has the latest information on which classes are moving forward and which are canceled.

NOTICE: THE DETAILS YOU READ ON THIS PAGE SUPERCEDE ANYTHING WRITTEN ANYWHERE ELSE. IN THE RUSH TO ADJUST TO WHAT’S GOING ON, WE MAY HAVE FAILED TO UPDATE OTHER PAGES, BUT NOT THIS ONE.

Our Spring Semester 2022 courses are scheduled as follows. All courses are 1-semester registrations.

You will notice in some cases that a course is offered more than once in the week. These are all one-day courses, so please don’t think that to take the class, you’re supposed to come on both days. Please pardon such inconveniences as we are in the middle of a massive expansion, and as scheduling such things involves a lot of guesswork!

PRICING: We’re adjusting our fees upward, to about $70 in most cases, with some exceptions. Just before COVID, we had set a general policy of $100 per semester, but we lowered that price significantly just to keep the doors open. Now it’s time to take it back up, but we’ve settled on a modest increase, rather than taking it all the way back to $100. You’ll see the pricing for each course below.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM
(Daytime/Weekdays)

TIME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Mondays

8:00am – 9:15am
(Mondays)

STATUS: Moving forward.

REALITY-BASED THINKING
AGES: 13 and up, including parents and other family members.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 90 minutes. 13 weeks. Learn how to think (well) about your own thinking habits and your emotions. Course focuses on honesty, rationality, and responsibility. Learn about cognitive biases, and “mindware”–and about the most common causes of thinking errors, including mental laziness. Lots of discussion that many teens find relevant and interesting. Highly interactive class with minimal homework. Minimum of 10. Maximum of 40.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

9:30am – 10:45am
(Mondays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

INTRODUCTION TO THE US CONSTITUTION
AGES: 13 and up, including parents and other family members.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 90 minutes. 12 weeks. We read through every line of the Constitution so that we can understood what it meant when it was ratified. This includes unpacking the archaic English and the vocabulary. This is not a partisan class, though the subject matter (the Constitution) is itself quite naturally a pro-Constitution document. Highly interactive class with limited homework. Those who attend receive a certificate of completion. Minimum of 10. Maximum of 40.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

11:00am – 12:15pm
(Mondays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

HOMESCHOOL GLEE CLUB
AGES: 9 and up, including parents and other family members.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 75-minute class once a week for 13 weeks. Non-auditioned. We’ll sing in several styles and will include part-singing if those enrolled are ready for it and if the class is big enough. We’ll have two performances at the end of the semester. Minimum 18. Maximum 50.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

12:35pm – 2:05pm
(Mondays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

SKITWORKS BEGINNING SKITS WORKSHOP
AGES: 9-18
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 90-minute class once a week for 13 weeks. Non-auditioned. We’ll learn and perform lots of comedic skits, and learn how to tell jokes well. We’ll have two performances at the end of the semester. Minimum 12. Maximum 16. See also the auditioned class, Skitworks Performance Troupe (12-18) below.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

2:15pm – 4:15pm
(Mondays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

SKITWORKS PERFORMANCE TROUPE
AGES: 12 to 18
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 2-hour class once a week for 13 weeks. By audition or invitation only. (Some students younger than 12 may be invited from time to time.) We’ll learn and perform advanced skits. We’ll have two performances at the end of the semester. Openings for cast and crew alike. (Crew members need to have a sincere interest in doing well, and not just in hanging out. Crew have multiple responsibilities, including lights, sound, props, prompting, etc.) Cast members must be committed to memorizing their lines early in the semester. This class is very hard work, and it’s super-fun at the same time. Very rewarding.
Minimum 8. Maximum 12.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

Tuesdays

11:20am – 12:50pm
(Tuesdays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP #1
AGES: 12-18.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 90 minutes. 13 weeks. Please note, this is not a speech-writing course, nor a debate course. Rather, this is about the fundamentals of how to effectively deliver already-written material of excellent quality. This is an exceedingly fun course that also requires homework and memorization of short speeches. Students having taken this course previously are welcome to enroll, as it is expected that you will work at a higher level than before, and that your solo pieces may be more demanding.) We’ll perform twice at the end of the semester. Minimum of 10 students. Maximum of 16.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

1:05pm – 2:05pm
(Tuesdays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

BEGINNING GUITAR
AGES: 10 and up, including parents and other family members.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 60 minutes. 13 weeks. You supply your own acoustic guitar and guitar picks, and we’ll teach you the basics of strumming the easier chords. Some manner of beginning guitar book (TBA) will also be required. The class will include some casual singing and playing alike, though the primary focus is on the playing. The not-so-good singer should not shy away from this class as no one will be expected to sing alone. Sorry, no electric guitars of any kind. Acoustics only, please. Minimum of 10 students. Maximum of 30.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

Wednesdays

12:20pm – 1:50pm
(Wednesdays)

STATUS: Moving Forward

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP #2
AGES: 12-18.
ORIENTATION: There is no further orientation meeting scheduled for this class (other than the one that met on 9 January).
DESCRIPTION: 90 minutes. 13 weeks. Please note, this is not a speech-writing course, nor a debate course. Rather, this is about the fundamentals of how to effectively deliver already-written material of excellent quality. This is an exceedingly fun course that also requires homework and memorization of short speeches. Students having taken this course previously are welcome to enroll, as it is expected that you will work at a higher level than before, and that your solo pieces may be more demanding.) We’ll perform twice at the end of the semester. Minimum of 10 students. Maximum of 16.
(Week of January 10, 2022 to week of April 4, 2022)
TEACHER: Jack Pelham
FEE:$70
TO ENROLL: You must carefully read the full course description here, and follow the registration link on that page to the Google Forms registration. You’ll pay afterward from a link from the registration form back to our website.

Got questions, or wish you could take this course at a different time? Contact us.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays

There are no Homeschool Program courses currently offered Thursday through Sunday.