Academic Fair - January 29

posted Jan 14, 2019, 3:10 PM by UCHA Council

This year's academic fair is coming on Tuesday, January 29. Students of all ages are invited to participate with a visual presentation on the parent-approved topic of their choice. We will have a sign up sheet again this Tuesday, January 15, or parents can email their child's name and topic to the ucha email address.

Pizza Day!!

posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:12 PM by UCHA Council

Each month, on the day of our business meeting, families have the option of ordering pizza from Papa John's for lunch. Each pizza is one topping of your choice, either regular or thin crust, and costs $7. Orders and money (cash or check made out to Papa John's) must be turned in directly following announcements. 

High School Creative Writing Class

posted Jul 30, 2018, 6:48 AM by UCHA Council

From teacher Samantha:

The book we'll be using is The Creative Writer: Level One: Five Finger Exercises. Students are not required to own a copy to participate, but it they'd like to purchase one, it is available from Amazon for $16.95.

Archery Club

posted Jul 20, 2018, 1:36 PM by UCHA Council

UCHA will be offering an archery class for 4th-12th grade students again in 2018-2019. This class will be offered through NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). All rules and regulations must meet with their guidelines.

The only bow that is permitted to be used is the Mathews Genesis Original Bow. No exceptions can be made. Archers will need 5-6 practice arrows and 5-6 tournament arrows (Easton 1820).

The classes and practices will be held during afternoon club time one or two Tuesdays per month at West Kentucky Archery Complex. Additional practices may be offered one other day of the week (TBD). The cost to use the facility is $25 per archer, per year. Any tournaments in which a student chooses to participate costs approximately $7.

Please contact Tiffany Chappell for any further information or email

Reminder: Letter of Intent

posted Jul 20, 2018, 1:19 PM by UCHA Council

As public schools in the region will be opening their doors to students in the next few weeks, homeschooling parents will need to mail their letters of intent to their local Board of Education. 

"In Kentucky, under state law, all children must be enrolled in school between the ages of six (6) and 18. If a child is six (6) by August 1, he or she MUST be enrolled in primary school."

A sample letter of intent, if you're not sure what to include, can be found on page 7 of the Kentucky Home School Information packet. Link below.

Your letter will be addressed to the Board of Ed in your county of residence. Some people mail their letters with standard first class mail, but if you want a receipt to show that it was received, you can choose to send it "certified mail" or "signature required".

High School Geography Class

posted Jul 11, 2018, 7:06 AM by UCHA Council   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 7:06 AM ]

Teachers Lita and AJ have stated that all materials required for this class will be provided by the instructors. Students will not be required to purchase any specific curriculum to participate. 

High School Economics Class

posted Jul 9, 2018, 10:55 AM by UCHA Council   [ updated Jul 15, 2018, 11:24 AM ]

From teacher Leslie: 

Notgrass High School Economics and High School (optional) English

This curriculum will be user-friendly.  It is thorough and comprehensive, as well as interesting. In addition, there is ample flexibility in how you may approach utilizing the materials; for example, choosing to do hands-on projects, interviews, or other real-world applications, in lieu of writing assignments.  Also, your use and implementation of the curriculum and its materials may be customized to provide different options for how you may apply their completion for your student's high school transcript.

1) Economics curriculum fulfills the 1/2 credit required for HS Economics in Kentucky

2) (optional) English curriculum fulfills 1/2 credit of HS English (Lit and Composition)
    **to fulfill 1/2 of the required 1 credit for HS English for the academic year
    **as a HS academic elective (1/2 credit)

3) Economics course and English Lit and Composition (economics based) course may be done in conjunction with one another, or as stand alone 1/2 credit (each) courses

In addition to classroom discussion, we will be doing group activities and games which are geared for High School level students.  This is a fun way to reinforce and implement what we're learning about.


For those doing BOTH Exploring Economics (1/2 credit) AND Exploring Economics English (1/2 credit):  Notgrass Exploring Economics BUNDLE includes ALL necessary materials

For those doing JUST Exploring Economics (1/2) credit): Notgrass Exploring Economics CURRICULUM PACKAGE, AND
                                                                                                           Exploring Economics STUDENT REVIEW PACK

For those doing JUST Exploring Economics English (1/2 credit): Notgrass Exploring Economics:Exploring Economics LITERATURE PACKAGE, AND
                                                                                                                      Exploring Economics STUDENT REVIEW booklet, AND
                                                                                                                      Exploring Economics ANSWER KEY booklet
 ***NOTE: individual items like the Student Review and the Answer Key listed above for those just doing the English Component may be purchased individually.  Individual Quiz and                             Exam Booklets and other items may be purchased separately and/or individually as well. When navigating the Notgrass website there is an option "Purchase Individual Books." 

Link for Notgrass High School Economics:

**if the link does not work, copy/paste the address into your browser

Middle School Science

posted Jul 7, 2018, 5:54 AM by UCHA Council

From teacher Melissa:

We'll be doing the experiments that go along with Apologia General Science. The book is not required, but if students are doing this curriculum at home they can bring the book to class with them. If they aren't doing this curriculum at home, a lab sheet will be provided for them.

(Photo of book included for reference)

High School Art Class

posted Jul 7, 2018, 5:52 AM by UCHA Council

Each student will need the following supplies for this class; from teacher Sheila:

1. LOKSS Color Pencils 36 count Artist Quality. This set includes a sharpener, vinyl eraser and a black roll-up canvas pencil holder. Cost $14.99 at Amazon.

 PLUQIS Color Pencils 24 count Artist Quality. Cost $7.39 at Amazon.

2. Drawing paper notebook 9x12 or 8x10 medium weight (70-100 lb) acid free mix media. Wal-Mart carries two notebooks I can recommend.
 9x12 CARSON XL mix media, 60 sheets, 98lb. Cost $7.97
 9x12 STRATHMORE mix media, 60 sheets, 75lb. Cost $9.97

3. Vinyl eraser and pencil sharpener.

You can also find more options in art or hobby stores. Keep in mind not all color pencil are artist quality. Quality paper and pencils will yield quality drawings.

High School Biology Class

posted Jul 7, 2018, 5:48 AM by UCHA Council   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 10:39 AM ]

From teacher Tina:

Students will need an Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition text for class. Apologia offers a student notebook as well. This notebook is really good to have for lab reports, on your own questions, and study guide questions. Those students that are not studying Apologia will be offered handout lab report sheets each week. 

We currently have some students with microscopes and some borrowed for this year's class. If anyone has a  microscope, please bring it the first day of class. We will be using the microscopes the first semester and keeping those locked in a cabinet at the co-op. We will do this so that we do not have to transport those every week.  Microscopes must have at least 3 separate magnifications and a maximum magnification of at least 400x. Must also have a fine focus, which is separate from the coarse focus. 

Marquitta has a Biology text, full course on CD-ROM, and solutions/test book that she will lend out. I have those at my house if anyone needs them. 

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