Enrichment

Four Square Enrichment is a Christian community that meets on Mondays for twelve weeks per semester at Rush Creek Bible Church in Byron Center, MI. It is a drop-off program and parents are not required to volunteer. We welcome and encourage families to join us for chapel worship at 8:45am.

Beginning at 9am, students rotate through four 45-minute enrichment classes. We offer a variety of classes designed to meet the different needs of preschool, elementary, middle and high school students.

Four Square is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s principles of education. She held children in the highest esteem and emphasized the value of living literature, hands-on learning, nature study, good habits and the strong faith of a child.

We end our year with a family Celebration Night that includes a musical presentation and an art fair. 

Four Square Enrichment is designed to compliment Four Square Academic or to stand on its own, based on parent preferences.

"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest."

Charlotte Mason

Enrichment Classes
2022-2023

9am-Noon
$500/year

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All of our classes feature activities that are best experienced in a community setting and that enrich a home education.

Art Introduction to Art + Fine Motor Skills
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE  Nature Walks + Gross Motor Skills
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

Art Artist Study + Nature Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Gross Motor Activities
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
 
Art Artist Study + Nature Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
Art Artist Study + Nature Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Introduction to Sign Language

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Introduction to Sign Language

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts 
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts 
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts 
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech Presenting, Debate + Discussion

Classes are a la carte. We have a social hall and volunteer opportunities between classes. If your student participates in all Monday morning classes, the cost is discounted to a total of $600.



9-10am

[Option 1]
Constitution & American Government taught by Kerry Horn
Learn and discuss the importance of the Constitution in the formation of American Government and how it is still relevant today. $250

[Option 2]
Israel: God’s Chosen People taught by Matt Troast
God reveals His faithfulness through the story of Israel. Students will trace Israel’s timeline from Abraham through the significance of the modern State of Israel. Includes Bible study discussion and Biblical feast experiences. $250



10-11am

[Option 1]
Geography & Current Events taught by Kerry Horn
What’s going on in the world? Students will research and discuss specific current events, including learning about the geography of the location. Class concludes with prayer. Example: Research and discuss withdrawal from Afghanistan, study geography of Afghanistan, pray for the people of Afghanistan.  $250

[Option 2]
Fitness taught by Chriss Pruim
This fitness class will increase strength, improve stamina, and target cardio training. $250

[Option 3]
ASL 1 
taught by Leisa Gustafson

Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end. $250



11am-Noon

[Option 1]
Graphic Design & Photography taught by Nicole Zaagman
Learn the basics of graphic design and photography from a professional. Students will need a laptop and Canva Pro. Each class will include instruction, Q&A, and active design time. Students will create their own digital design portfolio. $250

[Option 2]
Spanish 1 taught by Jamie Andino
Spanish 1 is taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study. $250

[Option 3]
Communication Arts taught by Rebecca Maloley
Students will learn about the value of communication in relationships and life. A variety of engaging class experiences will include: improv games, job interview skills, marketing, debate, conflict resolution, and more!  $250



Lunch Noon-12:20



12:20-1:50pm

[Option 1]
Art Studio taught by Christina Stephenson
Engage with a variety of medium and types of art including illustration, clay, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and handicrafts. Includes an artist study per term. $350

[Option 2]
Handyman taught by David Gruber 
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Taught by a retired builder. Examples of lessons include HVAC, basic plumbing, small engine, and carpentry. $350

A lá carte

Noon-2pm
$350/year

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We offer optional a la carte classes in the afternoon to customize a student’s experience and extend their day of enrichment.

Ages 5-6
Beginning Ballet & Jazz
 
Free Play & Sensory Science
Theater Club & Free Play
Beginning Gymnastics & Nature Club

Ages 6-7
Sensory Science & Math Club 

Ages 7-8
Intermediate Ballet & Jazz
Math Club & Science Experiments
Spanish Club & Theater Club
Nature Club & Beginning Gymnastics

[Option 1]
Story Ballet taught by TBD
Dancers will tell a story through ballet. Includes a spring performance.  

[Option 2]
Theater Performance directed by Rebecca Maloley 
Students will go through the theater process including auditioning for a role, memorizing lines and participating in a spring performance. 

[Option 3]
Handicrafts taught by Sarah Rydecki
Students will create a variety of handicrafts and nature-inspired projects. Projects are aimed at 5th-8th grade skill level. 

[Option 1]

Beginning Ukulele (ages 9-11)
Science Experiments (ages 9-11)
Chess Club (ages 9+) 
American History Club (ages 9+)
Intermediate Ukelele (ages 11+)
Basketball (ages 11+)

[Option 2]

Basketball (ages 9-11)
Beginning Guitar (ages 9-11)
Michigan History Club (ages 9+)
Spanish Club (ages 9+)
Intermediate Guitar (ages 11+)
Logic (ages 11+)

[Option 1]
Art Studio taught by Christina Stephenson
Engage with a variety of medium and types of art including illustration, clay, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and handicrafts. Includes an artist study per term. $350

[Option 2]
Handyman taught by David Gruber 
Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Taught by a retired builder. Examples of lessons include HVAC, basic plumbing, small engine, and carpentry. $350

There is a required, non-refundable, non-transferable enrichment registration fee of $50/student.

Preschool-8th Grade Enrichment fee is $500/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

High School Enrichment fee is $250/class. Fee is discounted to $600 when participating in all AM classes.

The A la Carte fee is $350/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

Enrichment Supply List

The supply list includes links to suggested literature and supplies. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra expense to you. The HSB is our recommended resource for new/used literature.

Students should wear:
Four Square Apparel
Tennis Shoes

Students should bring:
Backpack
Water Bottle
Snack

Semester 1: Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267-1337)
Semester 2: Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)

Semester I: William Byrd (1539-1623)
Semester II: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Outdoor gear (coats, boots, etc.)
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)
Change of clothes in ziplock bag

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)

Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Black Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Ruler
Paint Shirt (old t-shirt)

 
Basketball
Tennis Shoes
 
American/Michigan History Club
The Book of Centuries

Science Experiments
Lab Notebook (Composition Notebook)
 
 
Guitar
Guitar, D-Addario Clip-On Guitar Tuner
 
Ukelele
Soprano Ukelele, D’Addario Clip-On Ukelele Tuner

ASL 1

A Basic Course in American Sign Language student text by Paden, O’Rourke, Humphries
2-3 inch binder
4 tabbed dividers
28 dividers numbered 1–28

Fitness
Beach Towel or Floor Mat
5-10 lb dumbbell set (personal preference)

Spanish 1
Binder and Tab Dividers

Constitution and American Government
The Summer of 1787, by David O. Stewart
How to Read the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence, by Paul B. Skousen
U.S. Government Terminology Pamphlet
Notebook

Israel: God’s Chosen People
Bible 
The Book of Centuries
The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley

Graphic Design & Photography
Laptop
Canva Pro Account
Access to digital camera, iPod or iPhone 

High School Art Studio
Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Basic Drawing Pencils 6B or 8B and 2H or 4H
Ruler

Enrichment Calendar

2022-2023


Open House:

Monday, August 22, 2022 from 10-11am



Classes:
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24

ASL 1:
December, 5, 12
May 1, 8, 15



Story Ballet & Theater Night:
April 21, 2023 from 6-8pm



Celebration Night:

April 24, 2023 from 6-8pm



Family Field Day:
May 15, 2023 from 10am-noon
@Whistlestop Park

High School Graduation Ceremony:

May 19 @7pm

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