Cache Learning Center

1115 N. 200 E. Suite #32o, Logan UT

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.)

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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

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 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: Frances Yanez has over 30+ years experience in the field of education. She has taught Spanish and English-as-a-Second language to business and medical professionals, college students, international students, and community members. She has Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and is a Certified Parent Educator with the International Network for Children and Families.

German - Age 12+

Come learn German! This class will teach the foundations of learning German, including things like: greetings, numbers and colors, and basic verbs. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to communicate in German! This class will include a final cultural project (the student may choose something as simple as watching a movie in German or attending a German store or event) and *maybe* some homework throughout the semester. Students are encouraged to take notes during instruction and must be willing to talk and practice German during class. Come ready to have fun!

Cost: $150 for Spring Semester
*MT, H

Instructor: Kara Mugleston taught ESL in Salt Lake and is currently working on her Master’s (in World Language Teaching). She has advanced German language and is working at the Davis School District as a language assistant.

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

Instructor: Quent Casperson is the current marketing director of Libertas Institute (the Tuttle Twins books!) and a homeschooling father of 4. He has hired, mentored, and managed multiple marketing and business teams, helping business to grow from their social media, search engine optimization, recruiting, strategic partnerships, and ecommerce efforts. He has the heart and mind of an entrepreneur and is an enthusiastic self-improvement guru who is always happy to share all he is learning with others.

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: 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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Improv Foundations - Ages 12+

YOU MAY TAKE THIS CLASS EVEN IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND LAST SEMESTER. Are you a funny person? Do you like to make puns and use funny voices? Well let's put those skills to use in improv! Come learn about how to create stories and realities with yourself and others. Learn people skills like quick thinking, comedic timing, connection building and more! As Viola Spolin (the mother of Improv) said, "Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become 'stage-worthy.'" That said, improv is not about being random or trying to be funny. It's about connection, breathing, taking time, and being in the moment. Learning how to develop those skills will not only create a more proficient performer, but a more confident human being as well. 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 will be encouraged to participate, but it will not be strictly required of them every day. Improv works best when the performer is in a good mindset and is comfortable; if the student needs a break, that's perfectly alright. But when they are in class, they need to be in class. Phones will not be allowed during class time. Opportunities to be in 3 shows/semester will be part of this class.

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 am a published author and professional editor who focuses on teaching beginning writers how to structure their stories and polish them for publishing. 

Journalism - Age 12+

The ultimate goal of this course will be to produce three volumes of a publication entirely by the students in this class. In addition to enhancing writing, communication, and observational skills, this class will also cover the foundations of journalism, journalistic integrity, journalistic careers, and media literacy. Solid reading comprehension, writing skills, and enthusiasm are required. Students will need to be self-motivated, good at communicating, and responsible. Weekly homework outside of class will include reading and one writing project. Additional time spent in interviews or observational attendance at events will be required at times as well. Students must commit to active participation during class time and commit to being productive writers and meeting copy deadlines. PARENT NOTE: The nature of journalism requires getting out and about in observing current affairs and talking with people. The nature of the writing assignments your students will have may require personal interviews, photographs, and attending events which they may or may not be directly involved in. You will need to be supportive with transportation, communication, and possibly homework help. Each student will need his or her own copy of "The Reporter's Notebook--Writing Tools for Student Journalists" by Mark Levin ($10 on Amazon) and a 3-ring binder with pocket dividers. Students will also need access to a camera and computer.

Cost: $150 Spring Semester; Supply fee of $10 
*MT, H

Instructor: Sasha Takis was the instructor, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Cache Chronicle, a homeschool publication written by and for homeschooled students and families in Cache Valley. She was an editor and frequent contributor to The Sentinel, The Quarterly Bulletin, and the Leaders' Post, all publications of the National LDS Homeschool Association, and an assistant editor for Right at Home, the Utah Home Education Association's newsletter. At Westminster College, she was part of the editing staff for the Ellipsis, Westminster's literature and art journal. 

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Adventures in Spanish - Ages 5-7

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: Frances Yanez has over 30+ years experience in the field of education. She has taught Spanish and English-as-a-Second language to business and medical professionals, college students, international students, and community members. She has Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and is a Certified Parent Educator with the International Network for Children and Families.

Math + Art - Age 8-11

Students will explore math concepts while making art in many different mediums (paint, collage, mixed media, etc.) We will make math very hands-on and so much fun!

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.

Adventures in Spanish - Ages 8-11

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: Frances Yanez has over 30+ years experience in the field of education. She has taught Spanish and English-as-a-Second language to business and medical professionals, college students, international students, and community members. She has Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and is a Certified Parent Educator with the International Network for Children and Families.

Math + Art - Age 6-8

Students will explore math concepts while making art in many different mediums (paint, collage, mixed media, etc.) We will make math very hands-on and so much fun!

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 5-9

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 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.