Cache Learning Center

1115 N. 200 E. Suite #32o, Logan UT
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CLC is place for professional instruction to supplement homeschool education and where students are free to pursue their passions. Students love the engaging learning and the opportunity to grow and interact with peers. Parents love high quality instruction, the simplified schedule, and drop-off class

Fall Semester offerings are on the schedule below. Scroll down for class descriptions and instructor bios. These classes are held at 1115 N. 200 E., Suite 320 and 330 in Logan, UT. (In the Ballet Aligned studios. For more information about Ballet Aligned, click here.)

For any questions, please TEXT 435.915.6172.
(This number does not accept calls.
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SPRING SEMESTER IS HERE!

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Spring Semester (13 weeks) Dates:
First class: Jan 9
Last class: April 17
Breaks (no classes): Feb 20-21 (Spring Break); April 2-3 (Easter Break)

* MT = eligible for My Tech High Reimbursement
* H = Harmony Education approved 3rd Party Vendor

TUESDAY CLASSES

Adventures in Spanish - Ages 12+

Learning Spanish sparks creativity and critical thinking. Children learn best when they are comfortable and having fun. In this interactive and activity-based class, students will be able to use Spanish for basic communication through simple expressions about personal details and needs of a concrete type. They will also be able to give simple information about themselves and will use common vocabulary used in everyday conversations. As their understanding of spoken Spanish progresses, they will develop the confidence to speak short phrases. Being a Communicative course based on Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language, they will learn about the culture, customs, traditions, and foods of Latin American countries to understand the use of the language in appropriate contexts. Don't miss this excellent opportunity for your child to learn the basics of Spanish. Please, note your student will progress faster with 20-30 min of daily practice -- this will be done through specific activities designed to be practiced at home. Suggestions for parents: encourage students to have conversations at home with Spanish-speaking family members, ask your child to teach you and encourage them to correct you, put subtitles on your TV so your child can watch their favorite shows while soaking up the Spanish language, ask your child to research the country/countries that speak Spanish and remind them to complete their tasks to practice at home.

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester; Supply Fee of $35

*MT, H

Instructor: Jessica Tito is a School and higher education English and Spanish teacher with 27 years of experience in schools, language institutes and universities in Peru. She's been an academic  coordinator of English as a Foreign Language and Centre Exam Manager for Cambridge Examinations. She holds a Bachelor degree and License in Language and Literature, Completed Ma. Studies in Linguistics Applied to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language by Teaching by Universidad Iberoamericana del Atlartico (Spain) as well as completed Ma. Studies in Education with a specialization in Educational Management in San Ignacio de Loyola university (Peru). She 's also taught Spanish in the Dual Language Immersion Program in Utah. 

Business and Entrepreneaur Tech - Age 12+

Software now allows people to get more done! Businesses now and in the future will need people to work hand in hand to accomplish more! In this class, we'll learn the basics of using AI to create content, text, and images; explore communication/project/time management software like Slack and Google tools, and be introduced to software for creating and editing images and video. We'll also discuss how to engage with technology in balanced and healthy ways, ensuring it is a tool and not a habit. Finally, participants will learn how to market themselves as (AND BE!) assets to their future employers, AND have the know-how to start a business! This class requires a working laptop for each student and 1-2hrs/week of homework.

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester; $40 supply fee
*MT, H

Instructor: TBA

Art Journaling - Age 12+

Experience the emotional and artistic benefits of keeping an art journal. Students will explore various art mediums (watercolor, acrylic paint, collage, drawing, doodling, hand lettering) as they work in their own handmade journals and learn about maintaining a daily art practice.

Cost: $150
for Spring Semester; Supply fee of $20 
*MT, H

Instructor: Talya Black is a licensed professional educator who has been teaching art for 4+ years in the Cache Valley area. She got her teaching degree at Utah State University in art education. She specialized in drawing & painting and is now focused on teaching ceramics. Talya has been living in Logan since 2015 and has started her small family here. The adventures are just getting started. 

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Acting/Improv - Ages 12+

YOU MAY TAKE THIS CLASS EVEN IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND LAST SEMESTER. Do you love theatre, but don't know where to start? Join us in Beginning Acting where we'll learn the basics of improv, and do a deep dive on creating a characters, understanding a scripts, auditioning, and how to laugh with and at yourself! We'll learn how to use your weaknesses to your advantage so that your strengths grow even stronger as you flourish on stage! Students must commit to participate as much as they are able in class, must be willing to try new things, and must be willing to laugh with others and at themselves. They must commit to memorizing, performing small scenes, and being present in class. Phones will not be allowed during class time. Note: Acting and Improve are not rigid set of rules and systems that everyone can follow. Each actor must develop their own system. What I can offer may work for some, but not with others. If your student is struggling to memorize or understand, please encourage them to talk to me or feel free to reach out to me yourself and I'll do what I can to adapt my teaching so that your student gets the best education possible.

Cost: $150 for Fall Semester
*MT, H

Instructor: McKenna Finley recently graduated with a BFA in Theatre Education (K-12), but she's been teaching in various settings consistently since 2020. She's been able to work with all ages in a myriad of theatre forms, including as a director, stage manager, actor, facilitator, playwright, intimacy director, lighting technician, teacher, and performer. Her focus in her facilitation is student oriented, including working with them to set their own boundaries and managing themselves in and out of the classroom. For more information about her work, visit her website at mckennafinley.com

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Introduction to Photography - Ages 12+

YOU MAY TAKE THIS CLASS EVEN IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND LAST SEMESTER. See the world through a new lens as you capture the moments in life. This course will introduce students to basic photography skills such as how to use a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera, consider composition, and technical aspects of photography. Work both in class and outside of class is expected. Students will need access to a camera (as described above) and editing software. Students are expected to participate in every class and the showcase at the end, to listen attentively, and read and share their photography in front of the group. 

Cost: $150 Spring Semester; Supply fee of $30.
* MT, H

Instructor: Maria Ellen Huebner has 20 years of teaching experience in the field of Photography, she has held faculty positions & has taught students ranging from grade school through college and beyond. She also volunteers teaching art to young people in Cache Valley. She is currently a photo instructor at Cache Arts and have been an Adjunct Photo Professor at USU since 2018. To learn more about her work, visit her website: www.mariaellenhuebner.com

Creative Writing and Publishing - Age 12+

This class teaches four writing genres-- creative nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Each genre will have an assigned writing prompt. Students will learn to write as well as give and receive edits with peers. As a class, we will design a cover and submit our work for publication. This course will require writing throughout the week as well as an edit for a peer. It is recommended that students have a solid grasp of grammar to enroll as most of the lessons will have higher level topics. The book published from the work of the class will be offered for an additional charge but it is not required.

Cost: $150 Spring Semester; Supply fee of $20 
*MT, H

Instructor: Arielle Hadfield is a published author and professional editor who focuses on teaching beginning writers how to structure their stories and polish them for publishing. 

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Adventures in Spanish - Ages 5-11

Learning Spanish sparks creativity and critical thinking. Children learn best when they are comfortable and having fun. In this interactive and activity-based class, students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, such as greetings, food, animals, body parts, family, and common vocabulary used in everyday conversations. As their understanding of spoken Spanish progresses, they will develop the confidence to speak short phrases. They will also learn about the culture, customs, traditions, and foods of Latin American countries. Don't miss this excellent opportunity for your child to learn the basics of Spanish. Please note your student will progress faster with 20-30 min of daily practice. Suggestions for parents: encourage students to have conversations at home with Spanish-speaking family members, ask your child to teach you and encourage them to correct you, put subtitles on your TV so your child can watch their favorite shows while soaking up the Spanish language, ask your child to research the country/countries that speak Spanish.

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester; Supply Fee of $35
*MT, H

Instructor: Ahleli Brilliant has a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance with a minor in International Business and a Master in Technology with emphasis in Personnel Development. She lives in Smithfield with her husband and 2 children and currently works as a Realtor and owns The Music Room Academy. She is the co-founder of the Cache Valley Women's Networking Group and Fortis Femina - both are networking organizations dedicated to better women through personal and professional enterprises. Ahleli is a native of Paraguay and has been teaching music to kids of all ages for over 15 years. She has also worked as a Spanish conversation partner for 3 years.

Art + Math - Age 6-11

Art can be a wonderful way to explore math concepts without the intimidation of math FACTS. In this class students will use many different mediums (paint, collage, mixed media, etc.) to see the beauty (and maybe even come to love?) math! Your student will have so much fun doing art they won't even realize it's ALSO math!

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester; Supply Fee of $20
*MT, H

Instructor: Heidi Hillman has taught elementary, middle school and high school art classes for years, in addition to homeschooling her own children for 13+ years.

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Lego Club - Age 5-12

Students will enjoy a Lego show-and-tell, a weekly building challenge, and free-build and interaction time. Legos will be provided. Creations brought for show-and-tell should be brought in a bag or box to keep your bricks separate from what is provided.

Cost: Free for students enrolled in any other CLC class. $30 (plus registration fees - $20/family) for students otherwise not attending CLC classes

Mentor: Candace Woodward grew up in Logan. She enjoys finding new things to make with legos like reactive nerf gun targets, catapults, boats that float on water, marble runs, houses, buildings, and various vehicles. She's had success with presenting building challenges that both girls and boys have loved to make. Candace has homeschooled her daughter for 5 years. This year is their second year at the Cache Learning Center and Ballet Aligned. 


Choir - Age 5+

Music is magic! Students will learn a variety of appropriate pop, folk, and show tunes to be enjoyed personally and performed in a concert at the end of the semester. Additionally there will be instruction in musical terms, rhythm, percussion, and vocality. Students must commit to attending most classes and attending the performance at the end. (Singing while sick really spreads the germs. Students should only miss a class if they are sick!) Students must be able to pay attention and follow instructions. Practice tracks may or may not be provided for "fun" practice singing at home or in the car. If they are provided, please play them. There will be a dress standard for the performance (TBD and TBA). Please ensure your child will be appropriately dressed. Parent volunteers may be needed depending on group dynamic and size, so please keep that in mind in your family schedules and reach out if you are interested in helping with this class.

Costs: $150 for Spring Semester; $30 supply fee   
*MT, H

Instructor: Sasha Takis has been singing and participating in choirs and ensembles her entire life! Her singing has won scholarships and taken her to the NFL halftime show to perform! She earned a minor in music at Westminster College of Salt Lake City and was privileged to be the only Freshman invited to sing in Westminster's elite Renaissance Singers. She has also written and performed her own original music and and has been directing both youth and adult choirs and small productions since high school. For the past 27 years, she has also taught piano lessons, with music theory and music appreciation.
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Beginning Acting - Ages 6+

Do you love theatre, but don't know where to start? Join us in Beginning Acting where we'll learn the basics of character, how to understand a script, how to audition, and how to laugh with and at yourself! Acting can be intimidating and scary, but everyone can do it. Learn how to use your weaknesses to your advantage so that your strengths grow even stronger as you flourish on stage! Students must commit to participate as much as they are able in class, must be willing to try new things, and must be willing to laugh with others and at themselves. They must commit to memorizing, performing small scenes, and being present in class. Phones will not be allowed during class time. Note: Acting isn't a rigid set of rules and systems that everyone can follow. Each actor must develop their own system. What I can offer may work for some, but not with others. If your student is struggling to memorize or understand, please encourage them to talk to me or feel free to reach out to me yourself and I'll do what I can to adapt my teaching so that your student gets the best education possible.

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester  
*MT, H

Instructor: McKenna Finley recently graduated with a BFA in Theatre Education (K-12), but she's been teaching in various settings consistently since 2020. She's been able to work with all ages in a myriad of theatre forms, including as a director, stage manager, actor, facilitator, playwright, intimacy director, lighting technician, teacher, and performer. Her focus in her facilitation is student oriented, including working with them to set their own boundaries and managing themselves in and out of the classroom. For more information about her work, visit her website at mckennafinley.com

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Science Exploration - Age 7+

We'll learn about topics from a wide breadth of science areas including biology, physics, astronomy, and ecology. Filled with new material, previous science students are welcome to join! We'll look at how the world works and learn how to think curiously about the things we see every day. In-class work only; students must be able to listen and participate for 50 minutes without being disruptive. In-class parent voluteers are appreciated.  

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester; Supply Fee of $15
*MT, H
 
Instructor:Michael has been teaching kids about science, programming, and engineering for over five years, and he's been working especially with homeschoolers for two years. He has mentored robotics programs for elementary, middle school, and high school aged kids at multiple schools and organizations around Cache Valley. He's currently studying Instructional Technology and Learning Science at USU.