Hands-on Courses for Non-traditional Students&l
Local homeschooled and open-enrolled students are invited to register for one or more hands-on courses at Kimball Area High School for the 2016-17 school year. Contact Jay Klein, 320-398-7700 x320 or for more information.
Astronomy, Grades 11-12
A semester long course that will cover, gravity and motion, Sol: our own star, our solar system, other stars, galaxies, and the universe, and life on other planets. This course will be project based. There will be ten (10) projects throughout the semester and graded online discussions. There will be no tests or quizzes and the final will be a project of your own design and imagination. There is a stargazing night where the class will have a late night picnic and investigate the stars and other astronomical features.
Basic Foods, Grades 9-10
Basic Foods is a semester class that explores recipe selection and preparation. Research on
nutrition, the role of nutrients and analyzing the data to make recommendations for their own
diet is also included based on the food guide pyramid. Microwave cooking is also covered
and allows the students to understand the function of the microwave in cooking and
This semester long course provides an overview of typical and atypical development across
cultures, from prenatal through late adulthood, including physical, social, emotional,
language, cognitive, aesthetic, and identity/individual development. It integrates
developmental theory with appropriate practices in a variety of care-giving and education
settings. The class also focuses on safety, health and nutrition related to infants through
If you’ve ever wondered how to create exciting, professional and useful items on the
computer, this semester class is for you! While fulfilling the computer requirement for
graduation, you will create newsletters, movies, presentations, and spreadsheets. This is a
requirement for graduation. You will become more familiar with tools in both Microsoft and
Creative Cooking, Grades 11-12
Drawing & Painting, Grades 10-12
This semester course is split into two main areas - drawing and painting. Drawing includes
in-class drawing assignments every other day using different papers and drawing media
including pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink, crayon, and markers. Painting will begin with a short
lesson on color theory using acrylic paints. After that is completed, students will do an
acrylic painting, a water-color painting, and will make a print. They will also mat one
drawing, painting, or print. After completing the required work, they may work in any
drawing or painting field.
In this semester-long course, students will use 3D solid modeling design software to help them
design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their
work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The
major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and
analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering
standards and technical documentation.
This semester course will cover topics related to forensic science and crime scene investigation. Topics of study include: analyzing crime scenes along with analyzing evidence (the cody, finger prints, blood and blood spatter, DNA, and toxicology). This course also includes looking at how forensic science is viewed in the media today. This hands-on class will include lab activities suited to learn about various fields in forensics.
Natural Disasters is a semester long course that will cover many natural disasters including
earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and many more. This course will be a project
based course. There will be ten (10) projects and graded online discussions throughout the
semester. There will be no tests or quizzes and the final will be a project of your own design
and imagination. There is an overnight field trip during the school week to investigate
volcanic activity in Minnesota.
Sculpture, Grades 10-12
This semester course explores the world of sculpture and three-dimensional design. Projects
for the class include research of a sculptor, creation of a relief, additive and subtractive
methods, casting and mixed media. Materials for projects are the choice of the student. An
artist statement should be included with each work.
This semester class gives students the opportunity to explore creativity and design principles
in relation to constructing sewing projects and quilting through hands-on experiences (basic
sewing and quilting skills). Hand stitching, color, design, and measuring skills are all
covered (student fees are involved for projects).
Spanish I, Year-long, Grades 10-12
Spanish II, Year-long, Grades 11-12
Studio Art, Grades 10-12
This is a semester course split into four areas: art history, two-dimensional art and design,
three-dimensional art and design, and weekly sketchbook assignments.
Woods, Grades 10-12