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HISTORY Rocks! offers Fall and Spring semester long, weekly small group enrichment courses and short term, seminar style classes. Each course provides in depth Socratic, collaborative, creative, and hands on activities to enrich a traditional social studies curriculum. The goal is to foster critical thinking while developing a passion for life-long learning.


In the summer of 2017, to better serve and support homeschooling families in the El Dorado County area, Laura Chiappe co-founded FOOTHILL LEARNING ACADEMY with the mission to support parent participation in education by organizing superior enrichment and supplemental classes for homeschool and charter school families. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, California public benefit corporation, Foothill Learning Academy collaborates with independent instructors, including HISTORY Rocks with Mrs. Chiappe, to offer high quality classes to home study students in and around El Dorado County. Foothill Learning Academy is not a school or a charter school. ​

Meet Mrs. Chiappe

Laura K. Chiappe, JD

Mrs. Chiappe, an attorney by trade, left the practice of law in 1998 and became a middle school history teacher. She taught in a private K-8 Bay Area school until her family relocated to El Dorado Hills in 2012, where she began the HISTORY Rocks! small group history enrichment program.


Mrs. Chiappe has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science (including all course work necessary for a Single Subject History Teaching Credential) and a post graduate Juris Doctor Degree. She also is a member of the California State Bar and held an ACSI Teaching Certification.


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Tel: 408.472.6155

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