E.A. Course Catalog

Not all of the courses in our catalog are created by Educational Advantage, some are licensed by other curriculum providers.  ALL courses are fulfilled (edited, taught, and graded) by teachers at Educational Advantage.

Astronomy

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Career & Technical Education, Electives, Science
Description: In this non-mathematical look at astronomy, students will learn what people have traditionally thought about space and how scientists currently study it. Throughout this course, students will develop a basic knowledge of astronomy, both historical and observational; will acquire an appreciation for the night sky; and will understand how astronomers study the universe, exercising some of those skills first-hand.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Bass: Basics 1—UC Approved

Credit Hours: .5
Subject: Electives, Music
Description: Welcome to Bass Guitar: Basics 1. This course is designed to introduce students to the bass guitar, and get them passionate about playing the instrument. Students will explore and learn about the instrument, proper playing technique, styles of music, and important figures in bass history. This course will teach students how to read standard notation, tablature, fingerboard diagrams, and chord charts both in reading and, eventually, composing and improvising on the bass. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made, original compositions, and a skill set to tackle new music. They’ll also be ready to start Bass Basics 2!
Required Materials:
  • Bass Guitar in playable condition
  • Bass Strap
  • Amplifier (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Instrument Cable (suggestions provided in lesson 1.5)
  • Pick
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Biology: Part 1

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Science
Description: After learning about the scientific method, students will study life at its most basic level: the cell. Students will then use the cell as a foundation for understanding how life evolves, including a detailed discussion of DNA, genetics, and evolution. Each lesson in this course includes an interview with a professional in a career related to biology. Two thousand years ago most people agreed that life, death, sickness, and health were the result of fickle gods. Today we know a little more about the principles behind life and seek to learn more through the study of biology. Throughout their studies, students will list the steps of the scientific method; describe the characteristics of living things; demonstrate knowledge of organic macromolecules; describe the structures of a cell and indicate their functions and locations; describe the process of photosynthesis; model the structure of the DNA molecule; figure genetics equations; and summarize the process of natural selection.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
LAB MATERIALS:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • M&M's
  • Scissors
  • Coins
  • Tape
  • Cup
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Leaf from tree or house plant
  • Green split peas
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Table salt
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden stick
  • Meat tenderizer (or approved replacement: pineapple juice or contact lens solution)
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Small glass container (or test tubes)
  • 2 bowls
  • 5 cups of four different types of dry beans (or a multi-bean mix)
  • 2 trays (or cookie sheets)

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Biology: Part 2

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Science
Description: In this course students, will continue studying life, but with a progressively wider lens by discovering the variety of life that has evolved, determining how to categorize different living things, and comparing how these living things interact with their environment. Throughout their studies, student will distinguish between all six kingdoms of living things and describe the characteristics of living things in comparison to nonliving things; describe the characteristics of viruses and bacteria and indicate which diseases they cause; describe characteristics of fungi and protists; explain the importance of plants, describe the discovery of photosynthesis, and compare the function and structures of routes, stems, and leaves; name and compare five classes of vertebrate animals and classify mammals into the monotreme group, marsupial group, or placental group; name the eleven systems of the human body and describe the function of each system. *This course does include a lab.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
LAB MATERIALS:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White bread
  • Wheat bread
  • Sandwich bags
  • 4 glasses
  • Measuring cups
  • 4 stalks of celery (with leaves--if possible)
  • Food coloring (4 different colors)
  • Stopwatch
  • Oyster, clam, or mussel
  • Colored pencils
  • Fabric or blindfold
  • Several labs call for various, common food items
  • Lab 7 requires a friend or family member

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Chemistry: Part 1

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Science
Description: This is an introductory chemistry course that includes topics such as matter and energy, the atomic theory, electron clouds and probability, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, and balancing equations. Throughout their studies, students will organize the elements that make up our Earth and atmosphere; solve chemical problems dealing with results from an experiment or reaction; and discuss atoms--their makeup, what they do, and how they do it.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Chemistry: Part 2

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Science
Description: This course is a continuation of introductory chemistry (Chemistry: Semester 1) and includes topics such as moles, states of matter, behaviors of gases, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibriums, solubility, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Throughout their studies, students will organize the elements that make up our Earth and atmosphere; solve chemical problems dealing with results from an experiment or reaction; and discuss atoms--their makeup, what they do, and how they do it.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Child Development: Part 1

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Career & Technical Education, Electives
Description: This course is an introductory course in child development that begins with theories of child development, then proceeds to trace development from pregnancy to infancy. Throughout their studies, students will explain the reason for studying child development and selected developmental theories; identify the characteristics of parenting, including preparedness and teen pregnancy; identify correct facts concerning conception, including the influences of heredity and environment; explain the characteristics of pregnancy; and describe the processes occurring during prenatal development and the childbirth process.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Child Development: Part 2

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Career & Technical Education, Electives
Description: In this course, students will learn how children develop from birth to adolescence, including parenting methods; childhood illnesses; children with different physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities; and child abuse. Throughout their studies, students will describe the growth and development of the neonate, infant, toddler, preschooler, school-aged child, and adolescent; analyze various parenting techniques; discuss health and wellness consideration for each age and stage; and describe the criteria for quality care, including interpreting challenging times and coping skills of children, special needs, and exceptional and gifted children.
Required Resources:
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Classical Guitar: Basics 1

Credit Hours: 0.5
Subject: Electives, Music
Description: Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 1! In this course students will not only learn a great deal about the basics of playing the classical guitar, but also the basics of music in general. This course delves into the history of the classical guitar, showing students how the instrument was developed and how music evolved from important composers and performers. Proper playing technique is foundational to the course, and is supported through warm-ups, technical exercises, and playing etudes. Students will learn new songs in every lesson to improve notational reading skills, playing, and ear training. Lastly, students will interact with a variety of media platforms that showcase incredible players and inspire personal growth. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! It is highly recommended that students approach their studies with the help of an instructor, unless this is absolutely not possible. An instructor will be able to help further clarify musical and technical issues that will certainly come up during this course, and will certainly help students move through the course faster and with more confidence. This course provides a comprehensive guide to getting students playing the classical guitar, but learning with others can be an excellent way to foster appreciation and excitement when first starting out.
Required Materials:
  • Classical Guitar in playable condition
  • Footstool or alternative support (suggestions provided in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic, computer or phone app)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]

Classical Guitar: Basics 2

Credit Hours: .5
Subject: Electives, Music
Description: Welcome to Classical Guitar: Basics 2! Building upon topics learned in Basics 1, students will dive further into the fundamentals of playing the classical guitar, and develop their reading and listening skills to better understand how music is written for their instrument. This course features more intermediate technique to challenge students, analyzes scale construction for major and minor scales, uses ear training (interval recognition) to help with more efficient reading and learning, and discusses important classical guitar figures that shaped the history of the instrument. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and playing assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of recordings that reflect the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester!
Required Materials:
  • Classical Guitar in playable condition
  • Footstool or alternative support (suggestions provided in Basics 1, lesson 2)
  • Armless chair or bench
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)

Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]