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Apologia Physical Science Lab


with Beverly Williams

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 32 weeks

Apologia Physical Science Lab is the your student's second introduction to conducting experiments. We will spend two weeks on each module for a total of 32 class sessions. At home, she will read (or listen to the MP3 of) each Module and answer the On Your Own Questions and Study Guide. Then, if you wish, you can administer the Module tests. It is required that you purchase the textbook (Edition 2--get used) and the accompanying Laboratory Notebook. You will also find it helpful to own the answer booklet. Class fee includes all materials for experiments.

Price increased to pay for new location and face shields.

For Ages 10-14

Contact: Beverly Williams


 Classes resume January 8, 2021 - May 7, 2021

No class 24 November 2020 (Thanksgiving week), last 2020 class is 9 December. No class 02 April 2021 (Good Friday) and one other day at teacher's discretion.

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable after paid with a credit card. 

New Mexico History


with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 18 weeks


New Mexico History and Geography Seminar.  This is a survey course of the historical, political, economic, social, cultural, religious and geographic features of New Mexico.  The focus of classwork will be lectures, note-taking, and discussion of New Mexico's colorful history and geography, especially the story of New Mexicans from prehistory to the present.

In order for parents to be able to modify the class to meet the needs of multi-age or multi-skill level students, required work will be minimal; mostly students will be expected to do some reading or other research to be able to join the discussion.  However, optional assignments will be provided to parents to allow for parent discretion in modifying the class for their particular student, including textbook reading with review work, suggested readings from historical or literary works, term papers or presentations, and for younger students modeling and poster projects.  In order to receive high school credit a student should demonstrate an understanding of how the aspects of New Mexico's History contribute to or are reflected in issues today.

Text:  A History of New Mexico Second Revised Edition by Clavin A. Roberts, PhD and Susan A. Roberts, PhD University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 1991, This edition is out-of-print but preserves valuable information that has been lost in more recent revisions.  A used copy of the text will be provided on loan to each enrolled student.

Contact: Wes Koerner

No Class March 25, 2021

Virtual Option - a google meet link will be provided for students wishing to join virtually.  They will be watching the in-person class.

Sibling discount: $15 Use promo code XTRA 

Wes Koerner holds a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico.  He is also a licensed  teacher, U.S. Army Veteran, and New Mexico Native with a love and passion for the land of Enchantment.

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Classic Literature Short Stories


with Rachel Grindatto

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9:55 am, runs for 12 weeks

For Ages 13-16

This course will challenge students to dive deep into the broad question of “what is literature and how can we understand it?” This course is aimed at helping students to develop critical thinking skills and an ability to enjoy literature and create their own. Through an exploration of 8 Classic Short Stories, students will be challenged to critically think through a wide variety of literature and literary components such as exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement. Students will be taught through class discussion, several small creative projects, and question/answer writing prompts to build a framework of classic literature and its role in our world today.

Students will be expected to bring a folder, notebook, pen/pencils, thin tipped markers or colored pencils, and a highlighter to EVERY class. Copies of the short stories will be provided by the instructor as will any extra paper materials needed for class time. This course will have minimal required outside reading/writing but will have several small creative projects that will need tro be worked on at home for completion.

This class is for students between the brackets of 8th and 10th grade (ish) due to the complexity of material and the suitableness of several of the short stories.

Current List of Short Stories to be explored (Subject to change at the prerogative of the instructor):

  • “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes short story
  • The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell short story *(scene of murders)
  • “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant short story 
  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe * (scene of murder)
  • “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan (from The Joy Luck Club)
  • “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl short story *(scene of murder)
  • “The Interlopers” by Saki short story *(scenes of rivalry and death) “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry short story

*Please note that several of the short stories may be unsuitable for your student, if there is a story that you are concerned about please reach out to me and we can discuss alternative options for your student. Please take the time to review each short story before enrolling in this class.

Contact: Rachel Grindatto

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 


Foundations in Personal Finance


with Mona Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 17 weeks

This course makes use of the Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition. The curriculum includes video instruction as well as activities and a student text.  Topics include: Saving, Budgeting, Debt, Life After High School, Consumer Awareness, Bargain Shopping, Investing and Retirement, Insurance, Money and Relationships, Careers and Taxes, and Giving.  We will watch the videos in class, fill-in student text questions, discuss case studies, and engage in practical activities such as creating a budget, filling out Financial Aid forms, filing taxes, comparing investments, tracking investments, reading a prospectus, and researching charitable organizations.  Students will be expected to spend 30 minutes to an hour and a half each week on research and activities outside of class. Students should bring a basic calculator and notebook for keeping handouts to each class.  They are also encouraged to bring a means for conducting internet research in class such as a tablet, kindle or smart phone. They will also be required to register with to trade imaginary stocks.

A minimum of 6 students is needed to make the class.   The price of the class includes the student text ($29.99) as long as the student is registered by January 4, 2021.  Those registering after January 4, 2021 will be responsible for purchasing their own texts.  

Contact:  Mona Koerner 

No class February 3 or March 24

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Social Justice, Political Philosophy and Harry Potter


with Mona Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

What's more divisive than Faith, Literature and Harry Potter?  Politics!  J.K. Rowling has written a postmodern commentary on social justice and political philosophy.  Did you catch it?  In this class we we delve into the socio-political themes in the Harry Potter Series - social improvement, the proper role of government, prejudice and intolerance.  

Students will be required to bring their Bibles to class and should have read the Harry Potter series in advance.  

Contact: Mona Koerner

No class February 3 or March 24

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run', it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class
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Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class


with Nancy Lauser

Students gain confidence and develop skill in speaking, by practicing impromptu speeches, prepared speeches, interpretive reading, giving and receiving evaluations, enunciation exercises, and "think on your feet" games.  

Ages 12+, Is your student younger than 12? Students 10 or 11 years old admitted on a case-by-case basis.  Call me!

Contact: Nancy Lauser  505-553-2603 

Discounts: Discounts for military families.  Sorry, no discounts for students from the same family. Instructor does trades and payment plans if finances are a hindrance to attending class.  Contact Nancy Lauser to arrange discounts.

$10 discount for your registration per family that signs up at your referral.  If a student includes your name in the 'Referred By?' question on their registration, you will receive a promo code.

Class Description

Contact: Nancy Lauser (text is best way) 505-553-2603

No class during STUFF or when Card Making class meets Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, Apr. 28 May 12

No make-up weeks for snow

PLANT, Inc. fees are non-refundable if paid by credit card.  If class has not yet met its minimum (indicated by 'will run').  It is recommended that you pay by check. 

Simple Chemistry


with Marsha Edminsten

Calendar Next session starts Feb 10, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Simple Chemistry - 8 weeks of Chemistry will cover the properties of materials, states of matter, substances & characteristic properties, mixtures & separating into original substances, elements and organization of the periodic table, forming new substances. This sounds a little "dry"! But each week will be a hand's-on experimental time following along with the Science For Kids Series, Simple Chemistry, utilizing record sheets that facilitate the process of scientific inquiry. That's a mouthful - We will also create a timeline of Atomic Theory as we go through the 8 weeks of class! 

Ages 8+

Contact: Marsha Edminsten

This is a lab class and face shields will be required.  You can bring your own or purchase one at checkout for $1.75.


Full Course

Cards and Other Paper Crafting Projects


with Brenda Conyne

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 17, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

Paper crafting with rubber stamps and other tools can be used to create cards, gift bags, gifts and to decorate nearly anything. This class will start with basics like cutting and adhesives and continue with simple and intermediate techniques throughout the semester. Each week students will take home at least one finished project, often more. All materials will be provided. Having been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 24 years, I am passionate about creating with rubber stamps and die cuts. I am not teaching this class with any intention of selling product, but I will give students a catalog as an idea book. If you would prefer your student not have a catalog, please contact me via text or e-mail. No previous experience is necessary.

Contact: Brenda Conyne (505) 220-9678

Dates: 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/28, 5/12

$15 discount for paying in full.  Use promo code: Cards

Note: PLANT, Inc. fees are non-refundable after paid with a credit card.

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