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CLASS REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2024 OPENING SOON!
**New Member & Non-member Registration Re-opens January 1st**

FEBRUARY - MAY CLASS SCHEDULE

Our classes are not semester based and start at different times throughout the year. For that reason, membership is available year round, but class registration closes periodically in connection to each class offered. Read the class descriptions below  for important registration and orientation dates. See our Membership & Registration page for more information on membership options, a la carte registration, and rates.

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PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Preschool play group is available when you sign up for the Abrofa (little one) membership. Preschool membership also includes preschool book club. Your little one will be able to interact with their peers through sensory activities, storytime, and other forms of free-play. Playgroup is not a drop off class. 

 

To learn more about the preschool playgroup/book club, visit our student clubs page. and review the HYPE Black Literature Club description.

Meets every Friday @10:30 am

For ages 4 and under 

Preschool Playgroup meets in person every Friday for 12 weeks from 10:30 am-12pm

Start Date: February 2nd

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Playgroup is only available with the Abrofa membership. See the HYPE student clubs page for cost.

MARKETPLACE MATH

Embark on a captivating 6-week journey through the bustling marketplace of ancient Babylon. Designed for students aged 10-12, this interactive class combines the timeless wisdom of "The Richest Man in Babylon" with practical math skills. From saving and budgeting to investing and avoiding debt, students will learn essential financial skills while applying math concepts to real-life scenarios. Through hands-on activities and simulations, students will develop a practical understanding of money management, setting financial goals, and making informed decisions. Please note, “The Richest Man in Babylon” is not a religious text.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Proficient in basic math operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Familiar with money concepts such as recognizing and counting different denominations of currency. Ability to read and comprehend instructions and financial-related texts according to their grade level.

 

Recommended for ages 10-12 (5th-7th grade)

 

Class meets in person every Friday for 6 weeks from 10:30 am-12pm

Class start date: February 2nd

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

P.E.

Physical Education offers a comprehensive introduction to fitness concepts and activities that can improve health and lifestyle well into adulthood. Over a span of six weeks, students will gain valuable knowledge and engage in practical exercises to enhance their overall fitness. They will cover various aspects of physical health and wellness in class, including sportsmanship, healthy eating habits, strength-building, flexibility, and coordination. Additionally, students will be able to practice the fundamental skills learned through various forms of exercise and team sports.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Proper attire such as gym shoes, pants or shorts, and shirt.

 

Recommended for ages 8-12 (grade 3rd-7th)

 

Class meets in person every Friday for 6 weeks from 10:30 am - 12 pm

Class start date: March 22nd

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

 

Members: Free

Non-members: $10 

 

*non-member registration for this class will open in March

GRAMMAR GAMES

Grammar Games is an interactive play-based class designed to improve the reading, writing, and grammar skills of students at the elementary level. Students will practice concepts like parts of speech, reading comprehension, and punctuation while developing a broader vocabulary through games and group activities.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Able to decipher and understand 2-3 syllable words, an understanding of common abbreviations, able to obtain and recall information from written materials, ability to write simple sentences. Basic math skills like counting, addition, and subtraction. Able to read and write. A willingness to have fun!

Recommended for ages 8-10 (3rd-5th grade)

 

Class meets in person every Friday for 6 weeks from 10:30 am - 12 pm 

Class start date: February 2nd

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

 

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

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HUMAN GEOGRAPHY II

Human Geography is the study of physical and cultural geography and how the two interact. Topics include items such as population, migration, culture, religion politics, agriculture, and economic development. Students will choose between a variety of activities to learn about various parts of the world and connect cultures with regions. This session covers Europe, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Antarctica.

 

This is a hybrid class and students are expected to complete independent at-home assignments in preparation for in-person meetings. Students will handle food and cooking dishes from diverse cultures during some of the in-person portions of this class. Students receive a final grade for their work and participation upon completion of the class.

 

There may be some culturally sensitive topics like colonization, religion, and/or political views in relation to regions. Parents are urged to review videos and reading material along with their student(s) as they progress through the course material. Human Geography I and II are created in alignment with the SC high school standards for Human Geography and are academically layered to accommodate students ages 12 and older.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Familiar with use and content of maps and globes, including names and locations of continents, major oceans, and climates. Able to read and write. Able to identify and correct incomplete sentences, an understanding of the correct use of punctuation marks, ability to follow multiple step written and oral directions. Ability to use platforms like zoom and google classroom. Comfortable with using kitchen utensils and ability to use a stove as well as other kitchen appliances. Internet access and a computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Recommended for ages 12 and up (6th grade and up)

 

Class meets in person every Friday for 14 weeks from 10:30 am-12 pm

Class start date: February 2nd

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

 

Members: $15

Non-members: $35

BODY BUILDERS

MATHLETES

Body Builders was created for young students to explore the fascinating world of human anatomy. Through hands-on activities and guided instruction, students will delve into the mechanics and functions of the human body, focusing on different organs of the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. 

 

In each class meeting, students will create models focusing on particular organs and/or functions of each system, allowing them to visualize and comprehend how they work. This interactive approach encourages a comprehensive understanding of each system's purpose and function.

Prerequisites:

 

Ability to follow 1-2 step instructions, an understanding of the differences between living and nonliving things. 

*Ability to read and write preferred but not required. 

Recommended for ages 5-7 (k-2nd grade)

Class meets in person every Friday for 6 weeks from 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Class start date: February 2nd

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

 

Mathletes is a dynamic course created for young learners. It is designed to help students develop foundational skills in numbers, mathematical operations, measurement, and geometry. Through engaging games and interactive lessons, the goal is to make learning enjoyable while providing a solid foundation in mathematics for future success. 

Prerequisites:

 

Able to count to 20, familiar with the names of shapes and colors. Familiar with numbers 0-9 in written form. Ability to follow 1-2 step directions. Adequate hand and eye coordination for the use of math manipulatives like blocks, beans, tiles, and mini figurines. An understanding that numbers represent an amount of things.  

Recommended for ages 5-7 (k-2nd grade)

 

Class meets in person every Friday for 6 weeks from 10:30 am- 12 pm

 

Location: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Class start date: March 22nd

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

 

*non-member registration for this class will open in March

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VIRTUAL- BLACK IS LIT III:

The third and final class of the Black is Lit series, this class picks up from the early years of contemporary Black literature as students continue the exploration of some of the most influential writers of this time. Students will explore a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works from authors like Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, and Ralph Ellison while developing their listening, analytical discussion, and writing skills. Genres like drama, mystery, and Afrofuturism will be explored.

 

This class meets virtually, and students are expected to complete independent at-home assignments in between virtual class meetings. Students receive a final grade for their work and participation upon completion of the class. There may be some culturally sensitive topics like racism, oppression, religion, and women’s rights. Such topics will be addressed as they arise and discussed from an age-appropriate perspective. The Black is Lit classes are created in alignment with the SC standards for high school English Comp. I-II and are academically layered to accommodate students ages 12 and older

 

Prerequisites:

 

Able to identify and correct incomplete sentences and understand the correct use of punctuation marks. Familiar with the common parts of speech. Ability to follow multiple step written and oral directions. Able to read and write. Able to use platforms like Zoom and Google Classroom. Internet access and a desktop computer or laptop.

 

*Exposure to a variety of age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction material is preferred but not required.

 

Recommended for ages 12 and up (7th grade and up)

 

Class meets virtually every Monday for 14 weeks from 10:30 am- 12 pm 

Class start date: February 5th

 

Cost:

Free for members

$30 for non-members

Inclusion

Akoma Cares is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our students. Our classes are designed to celebrate individual differences, promote inclusivity, and provide a space where everyone feels valued and respected. If you have questions pertaining to class prerequisites and accommodations in relation to your child’s needs, please do not hesitate in contacting us

 

You can view our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement here. 

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