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Trimester Classes: Something for Every Student!

by David Engle | Oct 27, 2021 | 3 min read

Though the school year is in full swing, you might still be looking for a fun, interactive elective course to add to your child’s schedule. If so, you’re in the right place!

Bridgeway Academy offers a wide variety of live online trimester courses for both elementary and middle school students, all of which deliver the perfect combination of interactivity, independent work, and virtual classroom time with a teacher and classmates once a week.

For elementary school students, there are so many cool courses from which to choose. Whether you’re looking for your child to pick up some life skills (including entrepreneurship, executive functioning, and computer science), learn a new skill (digital storytelling, engineering, Spanish), brush up on the standards (math, writing), or have some interactive fun (Brick by Brick Gadgets, Magic Tree House series, game design, art, music, Minecraft, kitchen chemistry, backyard biology, and more), there’s a class for every interest.

Middle schoolers can choose from many similar course topics as well as awesome classes in which they’ll learn about creative writing, coding robots, cartooning, study skills, and practical skills, among others.

Check out these courses, and watch the videos to hear about the class directly from our own teachers!

Advanced Digital Storytelling

In this course, students investigate the elements of digital stories by reading, discussing, and analyzing samples. Along the way, they build their own digital stories in a free, online platform. Kids love seeing their stories come to life digitally.

Fun with Science: The Rainforest

Fun fact: The world’s rainforests take up 14% of the Earth and are the home to over half of the world’s animal, plant, and insect species. Another interesting fact: 1 out of 4 ingredients in our modern medicines are found in the rainforest. This is just a sampling of what students will learn as they dive deeply into the many layers and scientific elements of the world’s wonderful and mysterious rainforests! Students in this live class explore all aspects of the world’s rainforests, including those related to biology, physical and cultural geography, and environmental science.

Magic Tree House Series: Ancient China

In this cool class, Jack and Annie are swept away into the land of the Dragon King, and your child will be swept up in the studies of Ancient China! Send your student on a fantastic trip to the exotic land of silk and invention as the class journeys back in time to explore China’s rich history and culture. Art, music, religion, and inventions are just a few of the topics to be examined after reading Day of the Dragon King.

Why do students love Bridgeway’s Live Online Courses so much? Because, just like the classes mentioned above, they’re the perfect blend of fun, education, and interaction! Our highly experienced teachers absolutely love teaching these classes, and it shows during every session. Plus, kids get to step away from their regular studies to participate in some cool activities with classmates from around the world! How many students can say that?

The benefit for parents? Our live classes give you some time to step away from your homeschool classroom and relax while your child learns and has fun on his or her own for an hour (or more) each week! And as your child’s teacher, you know how valuable an hour for yourself is!

Our live online trimester courses for elementary and middle school students have sessions beginning on November 8, 2021 and February 28, 2022. Take a look at our full lists of elementary and middle school live trimester classes below, and be sure to check out the videos!

Explore All Trimester Classes


If you have any questions about our Live Online Classes, don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 863-1474.

David Engle
Hello, and thanks for reading! I’m David Engle--dad, husband, sports fan, and writer/editor. As a father for the last 18 years (father of two for the last 14), I consider myself to be pretty well-versed in all things related to education, childhood, and parenting, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to share some insights and knowledge with fellow parents. I have been a professional writer and editor for a quarter of a century (it pains me to admit that) and have been writing in the educational space for a number of those years. I reside in southern New Jersey with my wife, two kids, two dogs, and three cats. Never a dull moment.
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