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Homeschool Class Descriptions

Math Enrichment (Grades 1-8)

Homeschool families use the Math Enrichment sequence to enhance their math curriculum and logical reasoning training. This unique series of classes is designed to take logical reasoning skills to a whole new level.

Math Enrichment students not only have fun in the classroom, but also develop critical thinking skills and a genuine understanding of the logical reasoning process required to solve advanced problems. IMACS Math Enrichment students become lifelong thinkers who can solve problems in the classroom and in the real world. Before enrolling in any Math Enrichment class, students must attend a free Placement Class.

Primary Math Enrichment (Grades 1-2)

IMACS Primary Math Enrichment is the first level in this unique sequence of classes that combine games, logic puzzles and mathematical problem solving. IMACS instructors use fun activities and stories to make advanced concepts accessible to the youngest IMACS students.

Elementary Math Enrichment (Grades 2-4)

IMACS Elementary Math Enrichment is the second level in the Math Enrichment sequence. This class uses math games and logic puzzles as a means of teaching students to think critically and logically. Pictorial tools allow students to understand advanced concepts about numbers, sets, relations and functions.

Full Math Enrichment (Grades 3-7)

Full Math Enrichment helps students develop the ability to deal with abstractions and teaches them to think through problems logically. By the end of this level, students will be solving problems that most high schoolers find challenging.

Intermediate Math Enrichment (Grades 4-8)

Due to the high level of this class, a recommendation from the Full Math Enrichment instructor is required.

Advanced Math Enrichment (Grades 5-9)

Because the final level of the IMACS Mathematics Enrichment program is so challenging, the student must receive approval from his or her Intermediate Math Enrichment instructor before enrolling.

Electronics (Grades 3-9)

Homeschool students are introduced to the fascinating world of electronics and learn about components such as resistors, diodes, LEDs, capacitors, transistors and integrated circuits. They design and build fun projects – and they get to keep the electronic devices they build.

Logic Puzzles (Grades 3-9)

Mysteries of pure logic are disguised in fun, compelling stories. IMACS Logic Puzzles students develop a love for mathematical thinking. Carefully crafted, this class leads students from elementary deductive reasoning to critical thinking skills that exceed those of most college graduates! Team competitions add to the fun.

Computer Programming & Virtual Robotics (Grades 3-9)

Students write computer programs and apply their skills in the Virtual Robotics Lab. This virtual world contains programmable, configurable robots that operate under physical realities such as friction, acceleration and conservation of momentum. Students also use the programming language LOGO, developed at MIT, to complete challenging projects designed by the IMACS Curriculum Development Group.

Right Brain Combo (Grades 1-4)

Two exciting classes in one! Right Brain Combo is designed to bring out students’ creative side. This class is on a rotating schedule (with each individual subject taught at least three times each quarter).

Fine Art (by Monkey See Monkey Do)

Fine Art is designed to bring out and cultivate the natural creativity in children. In addition to learning art fundamentals, students are challenged with new techniques, introduced to Art History and given the opportunity to work with a variety of media. An experienced art teacher from Monkey See Monkey Do Art Studio leads every class in an easy to understand, step-by-step manner.

Word Up (by Book n Cookin)

Word Up (by Book n Cookin) is an engaging and eclectic class focused on books, stories, and other literary pieces. The instructor, who has a master’s degree in education, leads the class in a wide variety of group activities. Students are having too much fun to know they are improving their reading and listening comprehension skills.

Beginning Chess (Grades 1-2)

Chess helps students develop patience, planning and reasoning skills through mental competition. Independent thinking and decision making are important components of this class. This class is an option for students placed into the Primary Enrichment level.

Serious Fun (Grades 2-4)

This class is inspired by the “end game” puzzles found in Beginner Chess. These types of puzzles help students learn to analyze all possibilities as they reason through each problem. Serious Fun takes the “end game” concept to the next level! In addition to using more intellectually exciting “end game” puzzles, the IMACS instructor will teach a wide variety of other short games that, much like chess end games, train students to think through each solution systematically and logically. A quick chess review prepares new students for these types of puzzles.

Which Classes are Right for My Child?

One of the unique benefits of IMACS is that we group students by ability, not by age. Because of this, every child wishing to enroll in an IMACS program must first attend a Free Placement Class.

During the Placement Class, you will see the IMACS program first-hand. After the class, an IMACS instructor will speak with you individually about the best track for your child.

Sign Up for a FREE Placement Class

The IMACS Homeschool Program is designed to boost logical reasoning skills in a fun and interactive environment.

If you’re ready to experience the IMACS program first-hand, sign up for our free, no-obligation Placement Class. At the Placement class, you will watch your child interact with the curriculum. An experienced instructor will evaluate your child’s start place in the program and give you more information about individual classes and Full Morning Program options.

This class is inspired by the “end game” puzzles found in Beginner Chess. These types of puzzles help students learn to analyze all possibilities as they reason through each problem. Serious Fun takes the “end game” concept to the next level! In addition to using more intellectually exciting “end game” puzzles, the IMACS instructor will teach a wide variety of other short games that, much like chess end games, train students to think through each solution systematically and logically. A quick chess review prepares new students for these types of puzzles.


Sign up for a Free Class