Cache Learning Center

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 classes.

See the current offerings in the schedule below and scroll down for class descriptions, instructor bios, and registration links. Semester dates are at the bottom of this page. 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.)

If you would like to offer a class at Cache Learning Center, please click HERE AND text 801.341.9147. Information about renting the space can be found HERE.

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Fall Semester: Sept 12-Dec 9 (11 weeks)
Spring Semester: (some classes listed above will change) Jan 9-Apr 28 (14 weeks)
BREAKS LISTED IN CALENDAR LIST BELOW

Registration buttons below correspond to age brackets in the schedule above. Gray buttons indicate the age range for the class varies from the breakdown listed here.

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

TUESDAY CLASSES

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Social Dance - Age 12+

Students will learn to dance to nearly any song with a partner! This class focuses on learning multiple styles from chacha, salsa, and swing, to waltz and foxtrot. Some of the many benefits of social dancing include: partner communication & confidence, partner etiquette & manners, balance & posture, body awareness. Students will learn leading & following roles and experience possible improved memory & cognitive function. It is expected that students will arrive on time, participate, and be open to trying new things.

Cost: $110 for Fall Semester (There is no sibling discount, but a discount to dance parties/events may be offered.)
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Instructor: Laurel McIntire is an instructor for Sparks & Spice Studio. She attended Brigham Young University, and was on the Ballroom Dance Touring Company. She performed and competed across the United States and Europe winning 1st place in the Latin Formation Event at the Blackpool Dance Festival in England, one of the world's most prestigious ballroom dance competitions. She instructed beginning social and international Latin dance at BYU.

Beginning Drone Programming (1)

Introduction to Drone Programming - Age 10+

This course will introduce students to fundamental programming concepts and demonstrate autonomous flight with the Tello drone and DroneBlocks.  With space-themed lessons plans, students will learn about flight safety, connecting to Tello EDU, and autonomous flight with block coding.  As the students learn commands they will be given "missions" to complete that may include a shuttle run, space station fly over, and inspecting the space station.  Students love finishing off this course by designing an obstacle course and then programming their drones to fly the course!  This class will appeal to both boys and girls.  Differentiated learning will be provided to offer more challenging experiences for the older students, however, this is a class for beginners.  All students will need a chromebook or laptop (two students can share).  A free application will need to be downloaded prior to the start of class.  All work will be completed in class.  This course is a prerequisite for all of the other drone programming courses to be offered in the future.

Cost: $110 Fall Semester; Class Fee $15 (to replace drone parts that wear out)
*No refunds or sibling discounts this time around because tech for this class must be purchased upfront.  
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Instructor: Christina McDowell is a licensed secondary school teacher with an endorsement in Career and Technical Education. Her forte is in career exploration, business and marketing, financial education, agriculture, and digital literacy. She is a seasoned homeschool parent and has children ranging in age from infancy to adulthood. She's trained in Project Based Learning and all of her classes are designed to teach real-life skills. 

Personal Finance Class

Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship - Age 12+

This isn't your ordinary financial literacy class!  This class is truly an investment in your child's future.  Teens who have taken this class are successfully buying cars ON THEIR OWN, saving for humanitarian missions ON THEIR OWN, and depositing money into THEIR OWN money market accounts! This class teaches your teen how to have a healthy relationship with money and it prepares them for their future financially. Students' homework includes things like opening checking and savings accounts, purchasing a thrifty outfit, and buying and preparing meals. They will apply for jobs, “buy” cars, “buy” houses and investigate colleges and trades. What students will love the most is getting REAL MONEY in their pockets just for completing learning tasks and reading assignments.  The $135 class fee is money that CAN go back to your student when completing learning tasks like shopping for clothes or the family dinner.  Learning tasks that take place outside of class hours and reading from seven books that best support the purpose of this class--to be financially independent and to give - are required.  This is a two-semester class, but the student manual will only need to be purchased once. The instructor is in the process of being approved to be a 3rd party provider for MyTech, Harmony, and LAU.

Cost: $110 Fall Semester ($140 Spring Semester); Class fee: $135/semester (may be earned back by completing assignments); Student Manual: $25. ($25 sibling discount.)
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Instructor: Christina McDowell is a licensed secondary school teacher with an endorsement in Career and Technical Education. Her forte is in career exploration, business and marketing, financial education, agriculture, and digital literacy. She is a seasoned homeschool parent and has children ranging in age from infancy to adulthood. She's trained in Project Based Learning and all of her classes are designed to teach real-life skills. 

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Beginning ASL - Age 10+

This class will cover the basics of American Sign Language, with a focus on conversational skills. The finger spelling in sign language necessitates participants can spell. Participants must be able to be attentive for 45 minutes, and must be comfortable practicing new signs with a partner and in front of the class. Due to limited in-class hours, students will be most successful if they practice the signs at home. Study guides for at-home vocabulary practice will be provided.

Cost: $110 for Fall Semester (Sibling discount $25 off.
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Instructor: Arielle Hadfield received her BS in Communication Disorders, which included the study of ASL. She is a mom to four kids, and has a wide range of teaching experience, including different subjects, teaching styles, and ages. 

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Creative Writing and Publishing - Age 12+

In this class, students will learn how to write powerful stories, AND will edit and learn to publish their stories, including formatting, book cover, bar codes, and ISBNs. By the end of the second semester, each child will have a physical copy of their published book. Students are welcome to bring precious written works that they would like to see edited and published, however the majority of their writing and editing is required to be done outside of class. They also must feel comfortable reading their writing aloud to a group. Additionally, in order to publish their books, students will need to set up a publisher’s account on Amazon, which will require their social security number. This account can be created at home to ensure privacy, or they can receive help in class. 

Cost: $110 for Fall Semester (Siblings discount $25 off.) It is anticipated that this will be a TWO SEMESTER CLASS.
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Instructor: Arielle Hadfield is a free lance editor and author coach. She helps authors from around the world learn how to craft strong stories and get them published. In addition to coaching others, she is an author and has published through Amazon.

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Homeschool Class A: Organic Acting - Age 12+

This class seeks to inspire an insightful and evolutionary study of theatre arts/acting that will enhance students’ lives by exploring new methods of storytelling within each artistic component of acting. Students will gain skills in the areas of acting, directing/artist leading, playwrighting, producing, self-discovery, and theatrical company team building. Class activities include but are not limited to weekly organic acting/trust activities, team building that can be used for casts and crews of future productions, and workshops in areas of auditioning for potential directors/artist leaders and actors. Students will learn character/play analysis, peer critiquing including prescriptive/descriptive critiquing, organic rehearsal techniques, theatre etiquette, technical theatre organic immersion methods, humane conflict resolution within productions, audience analysis, organic production budgeting techniques, and playwrighting techniques that will influence audiences’ lives. (Those students who participated in class last semester are invited to attend the Organic Acting Class B on Mondays, same location, from 11:30-1pm in addition to assisting in mentoring the beginning class. The advanced class is also $125. Contact Mr. Leybas for more information.)

Cost: $125 for Fall Semester (Must be able to attend Mondays 9:30-11:30 AND Tuesdays 1:45-3:45 totalling 4 hours/week.)
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Instructor: Manuel (Manny) L. Leybas, is the current Artistic Director of the Cache Theatre Company, and Organic Acting Academy Founder and Instructor. He has been teaching acting/theatre and play performance at the university, community college, and high school levels for over forty-seven years. He has directed or produced over 117 plays, musicals, dinner theatres, and video presentations. Mr. Leybas received both his Bachelors' and Masters' degrees from Northern Arizona University with dual majors in theatrical performance and counseling psychology. He is also a graduate of Anthony Robbins’ Mastery University and Trainers’ Academy.

Questions? Please email Mr. Leybas at mleybas@gmail.com or text him at (520) 836-2121‬.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

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Chinese Class (Mandarin) - Age 6-11

A Chinese class for beginners taught by a native speaker. The class is 1hr/wk plus homework totaling 30 min/wk. Students will receive instruction, with a lot of interaction and practice. There will be a quiz every two weeks and a final exam at the end of the semester.

Cost: $110 for Fall Semester (Additional siblings recieve $10/semester discount. No refunds after the first two weeks of class.)
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Instructor: Xinrui Peng was born and raised in China. Rui (pronounced "Ray") was a Chinese substitute teacher for Cedar Ridge Elementary School and a Chinese tutor for the Chinese AP test. 

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Intro to Ballet - Age 5-8

This hour long class will highlight classical ballets, teach basic ballet positions and concepts, and instruct on principles common to ALL dance forms like body movement, rhythm, use of space, etc.
 
Cost: $110 for fall semester. ($5 sibling discount. No refunds after the first class.)
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Instructor: Tessa Evans has danced, taught, and choreographed for Valley Dance Ensemble, eventually becoming the Children’s Company director and then the Artistic Director.  She has worked with and learn from a diverse lineup of artists including choreographers, musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. Tessa has taught academic core curriculum through creative movement in classrooms and has trained teachers to utilize movement with their students.  For the last three years Tessa has been traveling full time with her family, gathering much inspiration for her movement from the diverse landscapes and people she visits.  She created and owns Movement Adventure, an online creative movement program encouraging learning and exploration through dance. 
 
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Children's Choirs - Age 5+

Cadence Children’s Choir (5-9yo) and Presto Youth Singers (10+) is a fun and exciting way to learn music, make friends, and practice performing in a group! Each choir will learn 4 songs each semester (one in a foreign language), and perform in a concert at the end of the semester. (Must commit to most practices and performance(s) mid-December.) CLASSES RUN SEPT 7 - Dec 7.

Costs: $30 registration fee plus $25 per month. (Each additional sibling is only $20 per month. T-shirts if needed, music, folders, performance venue, accompanist is covered by the $30 registration fee and is non-refundable. Early withdrawal may receive a refund for the months left in the semester if paid in advance.)
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Instructor: Ashlin Christian is a graduate of Utah State University in Music Therapy, with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. She graduated with her coursework in May 2021, and in March 2022, she became a board-certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). She has taught private music lessons for over 13 years, and has worked with clients in music therapy sessions for 3 years.
 
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Art Classes

Art Exploration and Gift Making (ages 6-9, and 10+): Students will learn about a different artist each week and explore the mediums and methods they used. Closer to the holidays, they will create several projects to give as gifts (cards, snowballs, potted succulents, hand-stitched ornaments, bookmarks, etc.). (In-class work only. Must be able to work independently on projects for 30+ minutes. Parents may be required to assist one class/semester.)

Cost: $110/semester plus $20/student supply fee. ($5 sibling discount.)
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Instructor: Heidi Hillman is a long-time homeschooling parent. She was the art teacher at LAU, and has also taught several co-ops and private classes.

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Science Exploration - Age 7-11

We'll learn about topics from a wide breadth of science areas including biology, physics, astronomy, and ecology. 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. Please email meikul.harris@gmail.com about your availability.  

Cost: $110 for fall semester; Supply Fee $20/student
($10 sibling discount. No refunds after the first 2 weeks of class.)
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Instructor: Michael Harris participated in competitive robotics during high school and college, and has had several years of experience mentoring robotics and engineering programs for elementary, middle school, and high school aged kids. He has been teaching science clubs for homeschoolers around Cache Valley for over a year. 
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Learning Through Movment - Age 5-10

In this creative movement class, we will explore a range of academic topics such as the water cycle, math angles, poetry and seed science all through our bodies! Each class will be a new adventure as we tap in to that wonderful brain-body connection. Using the basic elements of dance (Body, Energy, Space and Time,), books, art, science, and nature, this class will have something for everyone! (Students should be willing to participate with a good attitude. Optional at-home extension activity ideas will be available if interested.)
 
Cost: $110 for fall semester. ($5 sibling discount. No refunds after the first class.)
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Instructor: Tessa Evans has danced, taught, and choreographed for Valley Dance Ensemble, eventually becoming the Children’s Company director and then the Artistic Director.  She has worked with and learn from a diverse lineup of artists including choreographers, musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. Tessa has taught academic core curriculum through creative movement in classrooms and has trained teachers to utilize movement with their students.  For the last three years Tessa has been traveling full time with her family, gathering much inspiration for her movement from the diverse landscapes and people she visits.  She created and owns Movement Adventure, an online creative movement program encouraging learning and exploration through dance. 

Semester DATES

All classes represented on the schedule above a follow the semester dates unless specified in the class description.

Fall Semester: Sept 12 - Dec 9 (11 weeks)

Fall Break Oct 10-14 (no classes unless specified otherwise by teacher)

Thanksgiving Break Nov 21-25 (no classes unless specified otherwise by teacher)

Spring Semester: Jan 9 - April 28 (14 weeks)

Spring Break Feb 20-24 (no classes unless specified otherwise by teacher)

Easter Vacation April 3-7 (no classes unless specified otherwise by teacher)

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