Inspire Learning Academy High School Drama Team

                "All the world's a stage"

                                     ~ William Shakespeare

               Instructors: Jennifer Steward & Kally Bye

This is our 4th semester teaching drama here at Inspire Learning Academy and we've successfully taught our students the "ins and outs, ups and downs" of theater and drama putting on productions such as "The Wizard of Oz", "Pride & Prejudice" and "Jeeves & Wooster's Trouble at Totleigh Towers".

The best way to learn most anything is through experience! Our students have had the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of putting on a quality production. The experience gained, skills acquired, horizons broadened, and fun had....will go far to benefit students no matter what they choose to do in their future!


Students will learn - 

  • to "act" and become a character possibly very much unlike themselves 
  • to work as a team 
  • to develop character (humilty, perseverence, patience, diligence, commitment) 
  • the importance of doing quality work and what that takes
  • budgeting, costuming, props, set design, plannig, fund raising, 
  • the history of drama / theater
  • genres
  • historical settings
  • stagecraft (backstage work, lighting)

Grade Level: 9-12  (Jr. High students may be considered depending upon maturity level)

Fees: $350 semester 

Class Time: 2:30 - 3:30 (6th period)

Depending upon the number of students enrolled and the type of production we decide to put on, students may be required to stay after school (for at least an hour longer. We will communicate with parents on this)

NOTE: We will not know whether we will be putting together a production or rather a "variety type show" with vignettes of musical pieces from famous plays and short scenes involving a few characters at a time...until classes begin and we meet our drama team!  

Additional Costs: Whatever we do, there may be an added cost of $20 - $30 per character for costuming. 

Sets and Props: If needed, our drama team will conduct a fund raiser if we need additional funds for expenses. 

Homework: Memorizing Lines - possibly 1-2 hours per week


Drama Teachers: Jennifer Steward and Kally Bye are the teachers. Kally does most of the acting coaching and Jennifer does mos



Flexibility and teamwork!

Jennifer Steward


Phone: (530) 957-0975

Course Details

Day: Thur
Period: 6

Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $350
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required




Other Materials:

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Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Yes

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: No
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

I Love to Learn - I Love to Teach!

My passion is to help my students develop a true love for learning. See, my own education was one of filling in the blanks and going through the motions...just to make the grade. If there's one important thing I've learned (over the 31 years homeschooling my 8 children) since we parents are investing the time to "do school" - let's make sure what we are doing is engaging and interesting so our students really get it sticks. Let's teach them HOW to think instead of WHAT to think, THEN they will truly have received an education! 

This "philosophy of education" I've adopted has developed over the years observing my own children as well as others. There's nothing more gratifying, as a teacher, than to see the lights come on for our students and to see them excited about learning. Understanding how the world works - both past and present - is truly interesting and important.



Having had the opportunity to homeschool my children gave me a second chance to get a real education! I have had the privilege to use my experience to instruct, encourage and support parents (through offering workshops, speaking at conferences, and writing many books and guides to help parents understand how to lead their children into delightful learning). I am considered somewhat of an expert on the Unit Study method which lends itself well to all sorts of learning styles! 

I have taught history to grades K-12 for eight years taking students on The Great Homeschool History Tour as one of The HISTerical Sisters, using humor to teach history to students of all ages!

I have offered The Passport to Learning class at Inspire Learning Academy for the past three years teaching grades K-2nd, taking students around the world exploring topics from A-Z!

During my time at ILA, I have also greatly enjoyed teaching American History classes to grades 3-5. I have to admit, that History is my favorite subject so please join me as we embark on a fun filled year exploring all kinds of HISTORY (and geograph)!