​Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy   

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Creative Writing          Spring 2024

  • Instructor: Mark Ring
  • Contact: mring@homeoftheshamrocks.org  / 269-932-5531
  • Location: the Nexus in Benton Harbor
  • Format: Online and Google Classroom
  • ​Day/TIme: Weekly - self-scheduled with instructor for 8 weeks /16 hours
  • Start date: 1/15, ends 3/18
  • Additional registration on-site is not required.

Creative Writing
Grades 6-12

The Google Classroom code will be sent on or before 1/16, students will have one week to join.  The first assignment will be posted on 1/23, with a new assignment every Tuesday thereafter for 8 weeks.

This class will primarily focus on developing your creative writing skills through exposure and trial of several different writing formats, exercises and prompts throughout the semester.

Creative Writing Syllabus

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

Teacher of Record: Mark Ring mring@shamrocks.us