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Enrichment Courses

Online Enrichment Course Offerings for Middle School Students
Jesus is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17
Crean Lutheran High School provides one or two 14-week semester online course offerings to engage and challenge students to "thrive" in their education. Our online enrichment courses are designed to have positive effects on students' postsecondary plans. Enrichment courses are suitable for students in grades 7 and 8 who have access to technology, an interest in the subject matter, and are prepared for online coursework. 

Cost: $300/class per semester

Fall Semester: September 10-December 14, 2018

Spring Semester: February 11-May 17, 2019

Registration opens July 1, 2018.


Students and parents are also encouraged to attend one on-campus orientation to meet their teachers.

Fall Semester: September 5, 2018

Spring Semester: February 6, 2019


Please email for more information.


Science: Anatomy
Instructor: Mrs. Nicole Deyke
Duration: One 14-week semester
Grade Level: 7 and 8
Course Description: Students will study Anatomy and Physiology, the structure and function of the human body. This course will prepare students for future science courses, build their vocabulary, and increase their interest in the area of science. Students will engage in virtual laboratory experiences and complete text-based activities covering the following topics: (a) major body systems and how they work together to maintain homeostasis, (b) body functions in both healthy and diseased states, (c) blood typing, (d) muscle action, (e) cranial nerve functioning, (f) and bioethics.
Math: Geometry
Instructor: Mr. Jon Bennett 
Duration: Two 14-week semesters (must take fall and spring)
Grade Level: 8
Course Description: Geometry is a critical component of a mathematics education requiring students to focus on critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments. Geometry provides the necessary mathematical tools for complex reasoning and solving problems in the sciences, technology, engineering, and many trades and professions. Expectations include the understanding of spatial relationships as well as the application of geometric concepts in a logical and formal manner. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills as they relate to logical reasoning and argument. A scientific calculator is required.

Visual Arts: Digital Portfolio in Art History
Instructor: Mrs. Leah Jaeger
Duration: One 14-week semester 
Grade Level: 7 and 8
Course Description: The Digital Portfolio in Art History course will provide a fun and comprehensive look at art through the ages, starting with Prehistoric Art, moving through the Renaissance, and ending with Contemporary Art. Students will broaden their understanding of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms through the lens of historical and cultural contexts. By the end of the course, students will fully appreciate the importance of art in society and discover areas of culture that impact types and styles of art across periods. 

Visual Arts: Photography
Instructor: Mrs. Anna Bloomfield
Duration: One 14-week semester  
Grade Level: 7 and 8
Course Description: This course is designed to teach students to see God’s beautiful world through the lens of his or her camera. Any camera will work: iPhone®, point-and-shoot, or DSLR! Students will learn the basics of photography, including camera functions, composition, and styles of photography.
Visual Arts: Video Production: Start a YouTube Channel
Instructor: Mr. Ben Fisher
Duration: One 14-week semester (spring only)
Grade Level: 7 and 8
Course Description:
Share your ideas with the world by creating your own YouTube channel! Learn what it takes to start a successful YouTube channel from scratch by applying a variety of video production techniques and special effects to boost your YouTube channel subscribers and views. Make tutorials, promotional videos, vlogs, video game streams, and more to display your creativity and innovation with the online world. Each student will need access to a computer (Windows PC or Mac) and a camera (Smartphone or USB Webcam). Students will be provided with free video editing software.