Adam To Us

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

Adam to Us is a one year world history course designed for middle school. Primary sources, literature, and various activities help the student connect with history in a personal way over thirty chronological units.

Primary texts will be Adam to Us Part 1: Creation to Cathedrals and Part 2: Castles to Computers along with Our Creative World (which are all included in the Adam to Us curriculum package). 4-5 Corresponding literature books will also be read throughout the year.

Materials and Supplies:

Each student will need the From Adam to Us Curriculum package which includes Textbooks Part 1 and Part 2, Our Creative World, map book and timeline book.

Students will also need the From Adam to Us student workbook and a copy of the corresponding literature books listed below. Advance notice will be given so that students have time to get the books from the library or purchase them individually. Purchasing the entire literature package is optional.

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Fables of Aesop edited by Joseph Jacobs

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Parks

Madeline Takes Command by Ethel C. Brill

Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vins

All required items can be purchased on the Notgrass website at www.notgrass.com.

Homework:

2-3 hours/week which will include reading and vocabulary as well as a variety of text activities, workbook pages and some writing assignments.  May also include lesson review questions and timeline/map work that isn’t completed in class.

Advanced Chemistry

Grade Level: 11-12

Teacher: Beth Fuller

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

Any student that will be taking even one college chemistry course should sign up for this class.

Stoichiometry, solutions, acid/base reactions, and chemical kinetics are discussed in further detail. Organic, nuclear, and electrochemistry are introduced. Successful completion of this course well prepares students for college chemistry or the Chemistry AP or Chemistry Clep Exam. Solutions are provided, no need to purchase.

**Prerequisite: C or better in first year Chemistry, concurrent or successful completion of Algebra 2

Materials and Supplies: 

Advanced Chemistry in Creation 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay Wile

ISBN: 978-1-935495-23-9

Requirements: TI-83 or TI-84 calculator

Homework: 3-4 hours per week

Algebra 1/2

Grade Level: 8-9 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

 Topics covered include prime and composite numbers, fractions and decimals with and without variables, order of operations, absolute value, coordinates, graphs, inequalities, exponents, square roots, ratios and proportions, rates, changing rates, distance, algebraic phrases, distributive property, evaluating variables, perimeter, area, volume, probability, permutations, the Pythagorean Theorem, scientific notation, commission, compound interest, investigating word problems and how to break them down to solve them, introduction to geometry and trigonometry, and more.

Materials and Supplies:

*Saxon Algebra ½ An Incremental Development Textbook – 3rd Edition (ISBN: 1-56577-149-4)
*Saxon Algebra ½ An Incremental Development Homeschool Solutions Manual – 3rd Edition (Get the solutions manual that shows how the problems are worked out) ( ISBN: 9781565771314)
*Tests will be provided by me so no need to purchase these
*Protractor
*Compass
*Ruler with both inches and centimeters (If both are on the protractor, then no need for a separate ruler)
*Calculator – Not from a cell phone!
*2-3 different colored highlighters or 2-3 different colored pencils
*3-Ring Binder (1” – 1 ½”)
*Glue Stick
*Scissors
*Notebook paper (If your student prefers graph paper, please do NOT get the dark lined paper. It’s difficult to see the commas and decimals)
*Pencils – sharpened
*Good Eraser
-Curriculum Websites: (I think you can buy the curriculum a la carte instead of buying the entire kit from Christianbook.com which is good since you do not need the test forms. I’m not sure about the other resources below, but I’m sure you could call them if you don’t see that option on their website.)
https://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find?event=EBRN&N=2315187+5401&Ne=1000000&Nso=1&Nu=product.endeca_rollup&Ns=product.number_sold (Can purchase a la carte)
http://www.rainbowresource.com/ (Check website for a la carte)
http://www.mardel.com/Homeschool
https://www.homeeducatorsresource.com/ (You can purchase a la carte)

Homework: 2-4 hours per week.  We will cover 4-5 lessons per week; 2 lessons on Mondays and 2-3 lessons on Wednesdays. I do not assign every problem in the book, but I DO select the problems needed to understand the concepts and to spiral previous concepts for retention. This speed will get us either through the entire book or almost depending on class retention. (Most of my classes have covered every lesson in the book while a couple were short the last 1-3 lessons.) I have taught this class for several years, and I gauge the lessons according to overall class mastery.  Therefore, some lessons will move faster while others will move slower.  The goal is understanding and mastering the concepts. Optional extra credit opportunities are offered throughout the year.

Algebra I

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Saxon teaches using a spiraling approach that constantly reviews previously taught material while teaching new material. This course provides the backbone of Algebra I concepts. It will prepare students for Algebra II and all college prep standardized tests. The 120 lessons cover signed numbers, exponents; roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.

**Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Saxon Algebra 1/2

Materials and Supplies:

Students need pencils, paper, and a red pencil/pen for grading.
A calculator is recommended.

Saxon Algebra 1 3rd Edition Homeschool Packet (includes text book, solution manual, test forms, and answer keys). Students can elect to purchase the Saxon DIVE CD to supplement their learning.

Homework: 3-5 hours per week

Algebra II

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: |MATH,1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Saxon Algebra II prepares students for calculus.
Traditional second-year algebra topics are included with both real-world, abstract and interdisciplinary applications. Topics include geometric functions like angles, perimeters, and proportional segments; negative exponents; quadratic equations; metric conversions; logarithms; and advanced factoring.

**Prerequisite: 70% or better in Algebra I

Materials and Supplies:

Students need pencils, paper, and a red pen/pencil for grading.

Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual (includes textbook, solutions manual, tests and answer keys).  Students need to have a scientific calculator; a good selection, acceptable for SAT use, may be found here: collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy   Students may elect to purchase DIVE CDs to supplement their learning, also.

Homework: 5-7 hours per week

American History and Literature

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|, |LANG, 1|, |BIBL 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $80.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

This one year course will introduce students to the people and events of our nation’s past. Through reading the history narrative, literature books, and original source texts, students will receive a comprehensive overview of the history of our great country. Unit projects and written assignments will expand the scope and analysis of the time periods they are studying. Large portions of Bible reading will round out the history study and allow the students to apply God’s Word to the events that have shaped our world.

Credits: LANG 1, HISTORY 1, BIBLE 1

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring America Part 1 and Part 2 (Notgrass History)
American Voices

Literature Books: (available as a package from Notgrass, but there are 3 selections from their package we will not be using)

• The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)

• Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

• Co. Aytch (Sam Watkins)

• In His Steps (Charles Sheldon)

• Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)

• Mama’s Bank Account (Kathryn Forbes)

• To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

• The Giver (Lois Lowry)

Do NOT purchase the Student Review Pack.  

Homework:

4-6 hours per week
Textbook, original source, and literature reading.
Review questions for history and literature.
Unit projects and written assignments.
Bible study and memorization.

American Sign Language I

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: TBD

Course Credit: |FOR, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Statistics have shown that American Sign Language is the fourth most used language in the United States. Students will learn the vocabulary and unique sentence structure of this beautiful visual language, as well as the richness of Deaf culture. Lessons taken mainly from Master ASL! by Jason Zinza (book optional)

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need a folder, notebook paper and pencil/pen to take notes; internet access (required); access to webcam OR other video recording capabilities (cell phone is an acceptable alternative) is recommended.

Master ASL! by Jason Zinza is optional.

It may be helpful to have an ASL dictionary, such as American Sign Language Dictionary, Martin L. A. Sternberg or The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language, Clayton Valli, Peggy S. Lott, Daniel Renner, and Robert W. Hills (the DVD that comes with the book is helpful, but most signs can be found on the internet).

Homework:

Approx. 3-4 hrs: practice signed vocabulary; research new vocabulary and alternate meanings via dictionary or websites; read and answer questions regarding Deaf culture; research/present about deafness and famous deaf individuals; written practice glossing ASL using English; receptive practice from websites (such as YouTube), peers, and teacher assignments; recommended ability to video self practicing ASL  for teacher viewing.

American Sign Language II

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Carisa Parrish

Course Credit: |FOR, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

ASL II offers more practice in the basics and more complex ASL syntax.  A greater portion of the class will be silent to increase receptive skills.  (FALL SEMESTER: We will be covering noun/verb pairs, spatial organization and visualization, and more classifiers.  Vocabulary will include those related to daily routine, descriptions, community, money.  SPRING SEMESTER: We will be covering ASL idioms and variations in ASL, in signs and in syntax (more conjunctions and topic sentence, rhetorical question, and conditional structures).  Vocabulary will include food, professions, and specialized signs related to technology and religion.)  Lessons will be taken from a variety of sources, primarily Master ASL!, by Jason Zinza, including information from A Basic Course in American Sign Language and Learning American Sign Language Levels I & II-Beginning and Intermediate.

**Prerequisite: ASL I

Materials and Supplies:

Students may need a folder and notebook paper and will need a pencil/pen to take notes; internet access (required); access to webcam OR other video recording capabilities (cell phone is an acceptable alternative) is highly recommended.

Master ASL! by Jason Zinza is optional.

Homework:

Regular practice at home is beneficial, and should take only 10-15 minutes daily. At a minimum, independent practice at home once a week is mandatory, so that no student is preventing the class from moving forward.

Anatomy & Physiology

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Beth Fuller

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $35.00

Course Description:

In this year long course both the function of and the relationship between the differing parts of the body will be studied. This course is a must for any student interested in a future in the medicine, as a first responder, or as a researcher. An organized, step by step approach will be taken.

** Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and one year of Chemistry is required for enrollment in this course.

Materials and Supplies:

The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, 2nd Editon

Homework:

2-3 hours per week

Art

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Patricia Sennett

Course Credit: |ART, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Students will practice realistic and representative drawing  of a variety of subjects through the use of contour line, space, perspective, texture, and shading techniques using pencil, pen, charcoal, and markers. BY DOING A RANGE OF SHORT EXERCISES FOLLOWED BY A FINAL FINISHED DRAWING.

Students of all skill level welcome. New information will be presented for students who have previously taken the Drawing class. 

Materials and Supplies:

The supply fee covers what the students will use in class.

Art – Jr High

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Patricia Sennett

Course Credit: |ART, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Students will practice realistic and representative drawing of a variety of subjects through the use of contour line, space, perspective, texture, and shading techniques using pencil, pen, charcoal, and markers. BY DOING A RANGE OF SHORT EXERCISES FOLLOWED BY A FINAL FINISHED DRAWING.

Students of all skill level welcome. New information will be presented for students who have previously taken the Drawing class.

Materials and Supplies:

The supply fee covers what the students will use in class.

Biology

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Terri Collester

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

Exploring Creation with Biology is an award-winning, college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone.

Materials and Supplies

Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition, Apologia

Homework: 1-2 hours per week

Business Math

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Terri Collester

Course Credit: |MATH, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Students who are considering majoring in business in college, or just wanting to learn how to become a good financial steward should consider this course.  Topics that will be covered include stewardship, investments, income and taxes, and banking.  Students needing more high school mathematics credits should consider this course as well.  All of our students need to learn about all of these topics as they enter adulthood.

Materials and Supplies

Text: Abeka Business Mathematics (available on Abeka’s website)
Binder
Regular scientific calculator

Homework:

Approx. 1 hour per week

Chemistry

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Beth Fuller

Course Credit:|SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Chemistry at HOPE Prep meets the requirements in Chemistry for the high school student as well as prepares the student for college.

** Prerequisite: Algebra I

Materials and Supplies

Discovering Design with Chemistry textbook only

TI-83 or TI-84 calculator highly recommended

Homework: 3 hours per week

Classical Studies/Omnibus IV – Ancient World

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Stephanie Broncano

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|ART, .5|BIBL, .5|ENGL, 2|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $80.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

This course focuses on doctrine and theology, ancient literature, writing, aesthetics, and great works of Western civilization. It is taught through a Biblical world view and the unity of knowledge, with an emphasis on ideas over information.  Students receive four credits for this intensive course.

Materials and Supplies:

The textbook we will use is Veritas Press, Omnibus IV (you can find it on their website). $15 supply fee plus additional soft cover books to be purchased once syllabus is complete.

Text – Omnibus IV, the ancient world, veritas press

 

Also from Veritas Press:

The Iliad of Homer, item #610030

The landmark of Thucydides: a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War  #370081

The Baache #435120

The Republic – Plato #420340

The War with Hannibal #435961

On the nature of things #004574

Cicero:selected works #435220

Metamorphosis- Ovid #305451

Apostolic Fathers # 042000

Homework: 4-6 hours/week to include reading, projects and multiple writing assignments.

College Algebra Prep

Grade Level:11-12 Grade

Teacher: Beth Fuller

Course Credit: |MATH, .5|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:
50% of students that enroll in College Algebra will either drop or fail.* This instructor has already watched 1/3 of a College Algebra class drop BEFORE the first test was even given. Collin College, and most 4 year colleges and universities, require successful completion of College Algebra as the most basic math course for EVERY DEGREE they offer. Give your student the tools they need to successfully complete this required class.
This class will first work on making sure all basic algebraic concepts are strong, then move into actual college algebra work. Students will spend an entire year learning what colleges attempt to teach in one semester. Homework will reinforce lessons taught in class. Periodic tests will be given only to ensure students review and strive to remember what was taught. No semester finals will be given.
The goal of this class is to ensure that every student is successful the first time they take College Algebra!
*https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/CommonVisionFinal.pdf
*http://hechingerreport.org/high-failure-rates-spur-universities-overhaul-math-class/

**Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry

Materials and Supplies:

*Required: TI-83 or TI-84 calculator
*2 1/2 or 3 inch 3-ring binder to organize the textbook curriculum which is provided by instructor

Homework: Approx. 4 hours per week

College Readiness

Grade Level:10-12 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit: |ELEC, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

This class is designed to help you discover your God-given passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs so you can live a life of joy in your work as you fulfill God’s purpose.  You will learn to make informed decisions and how to proceed with them through the following topics:  identify what you love to do – reveal strengths, favorite skills, and personality traits, understand your ideal work environment and ideal community, how to set and keep short-term and long-term goals, translate interests into fields, improve your interpersonal communication skills, your high school graduation plan, Junior college and university options, getting the most out of your college experience, locating and applying for scholarships, how to “grade” your college professors before they grade you, understand vocational/trade schools options, how to write a cover letter, a resume (even with no prior traditional job experience), and a thank you letter, conduct mock interviews for employment, job shadowing, internships and selecting mentors, develop financial awareness, and life beyond your dream job – how you spend your time away from your career.

Materials and Supplies:

Textbook will be provided.

Homework: 30 min – 1 hour per week.

 

Comp IV: Lord of the Rings

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Rob Welch

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Travel along with us as we journey through Middle-Earth! Along the way, we will encounter some primary sources of fantasy literature that inspired Professor Tolkien, from classical to ancient medieval to the Romantic and Victorian periods. The class will focus on learning to read deeply, looking for theme and metaphor and all those magical items of Literature. On this quest we will also conquer the Orcs of Writing, as the students will flex their pens (more mighty than the sword!) for papers on their literary studies, but also creative writing as well.

Our class will meet once per week. Students are expected to come to class having read the weekly portion of material and be prepared to discuss it and share favorite passages.

Materials and Supplies:

(Where indicated, **please** buy the exact book listed. In the case of Lord of the Rings, that is “matched” with the textbook, and the translations of the other fantasy works need to be the same for each student. All should be easily obtainable.)

1. Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings, Student Workbook, Second Edition, by Amelia Harper. http://www.homescholar.org/LOTR%20Curr.htm
2. The Lord of the Rings ISBN 978-0-618-64015-7 https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-50th-Anniversary-Vol/dp/0618640150/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519353042&sr=8-1&keywords=9780618640157
3. The Hobbit (any ole version of this will do)
4. Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. ISBN 978-0393320978 https://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-New-Verse-Translation-Bilingual/dp/0393320979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519353104&sr=1-1&keywords=beowulf+seamus+heaney
5. The Odyssey, translated by Richard Fagles ISBN 978-0140268867 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140268863/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

NOTE: Student should read “The Hobbit” during the summer, prior to class. It is an easy read and should not be too much of a burden. It is a great summer reading book for the beach, park, you name it!

Homework will consist of:
•assigned reading for the next class (we will be spreading LOTR and 2 other major works over the year, as well as various poems and snippets from other works)
•Completion of worksheets (grammar and reading comprehension) in the textbook
•Papers and other writing as assigned to match the topics de jour.

Tests and quizzes:
•regular quizzes covering vocabulary and literary terms
•unit tests covering vocabulary, literary terms and short essay answers.

Computer Programming

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Rene Chandler

Course Credit: |TECH,.5|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: none

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to computer science with emphasis in hands on computer programming. The computer programming is done in a visual context, using a High-Level programming language (e.g., Python, Javascript). The fundamental concepts and notation for writing computer programs is taught in an incremental method, using examples and exercises, giving the student time to grasp and apply the learned objectives and the satisfaction to see real-time and immediate results as he/she progresses through the course material.

Good to have, but not necessarily a prerequisite: keyboard skills (typing), use of a computer and basic Algebra.

Materials and Supplies:

All brands of standard laptop PC’s running Microsoft Windows, Macbooks, or linux (Ubuntu) running PCs. Tablets and notebooks (chromebooks) are not recommended. We don’t use fancy IDEs, just a simple text editor like Notepad++.

Homework: Try-it-Yourself assignments that take 1 to 2 hours a week, online tests after every lesson to evaluate progress and understanding

Drama

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Heather Allen

Course Credit: |ELEC, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fee:$15.00

Course Description:

In this course, we will learn all facets of putting together a play: acting and performance, costuming, stage makeup, set creation and dressing, props management and directing. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple facets of dramatic performance both on and offstage. Join us as we study acting theory and public speaking skills while contributing to a final dramatic work. All skill levels welcome.

Materials and Supplies: None

Homework: Line memorization

Economics

Grade Level: 11-12 Grade

Teacher: Allison Welch

Course Credit: |ECON, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fee:$10.00

Course Description:

This course helps students understand economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. This course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Economics & The Stewardship of God’s Riches by Ray Notgrass

https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-economics-stewardship-gods-riches-readings/ray-notgrass/9781933410999/pd/410951?event=ESRCQ

Homework: Homework will consist of reading assignments of the text and other assignments given throughout the semester.

Einstein’s Lab – Life Science

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Karen Stokes

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00 ($15 per semester)

Course Description:

The Fall semester of Einstein’s Lab will cover Earth Science (Unit C). We will cover topics such as the layers of the earth, the formation of mountains, volcanoes, meteorology, and the solar system. Students will conduct lab exercises with their lab team in class.

The Spring semester of Einstein’s Lab will cover biology (Unit D). We will tackle topics such as: “What is Life?”, parts of a cell, taxonomy (classifying living things), evolution vs. creationism, genetics, and ecology. Students will conduct lab exercises with their lab team in class.

For both sessions, safety and care of lab equipment, cooperation, and participation in class discussions is stressed.  Each unit of Einstein’s lab may be taken separately; each semester counts as ½ credit in science, so both semesters would be required for a full year of credit.  Students do not need to have taken previous Einstein’s Lab Units to be successful in this course.

This class is meant to prepare Jr. High students for the rigors of their first high school science class.

Materials and Supplies:

Books are provided by the teacher and will be kept by students at the end of the semester.  Students only need to supply pencils/pens to write with.

Homework: about 1 hour per week

Forensic Science

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Karen Stokes

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

With today’s popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. In this course, students will combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science as they learn about the techniques used in forensic science. This class will balance extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, intriguing case studies, and careers in forensics.

Materials and Supplies:

Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations (2012 update 1st edition) by Anthony J. Bertino (ISBN: 978-0538731553). The eBook version is acceptable and available on Amazon.

Homework: About 2 hours per week

General Science

Grade Level: 7-9 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit:|SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25

Designed to be a first systematic introduction to the sciences, Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Ed. explores topics such as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines (your student will design and build a machine in class), geology, archaeology, paleontology, biology, anatomy and other disciplines, providing a wide range of scientific exposure. Almost every week, we will conduct hands-on experiments in class and learn how to write lab reports together for those experiments. I have taught this class for several years and manage to complete between 26-32 experiments within the school year.  These experiments provide practical experience as they discover the principles behind the science! Looking at the world from a creationist position, topics are all presented with an eye towards the role of God in everyday life.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with General Science textbook by Apologia, 2nd edition textbook (ISBN: 9781932012866)
Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook by Apologia, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781935495703)
*NOTE: It is important to be sure to get the Student Notebook in addition to the textbook due to several homework assignments are within the pages of the notebook/journal that are not inside the textbook. Also, the experiments have “Data Tables” already set up in the Lab Reports within the student notebook.
Colored pencils
*NOTE: You do NOT need the test forms. The few tests taken will be provided by the teacher.
Helpful curriculum websites:
https://www.christianbook.com

Student textbook: http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/017414
Student Notebook/Journal: http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/054686

Textbook: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/apologia-exploring-creation-with-general-science-textbook/

Student Notebook: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/apologia-exploring-creation-with-general-science-student-notebook/

http://www.mardel.com/Homeschool/Science/Apologia/Exploring-Creation-with-General-Science/p/1628726

http://www.mardel.com/Homeschool/Science/Apologia/Exploring-Creation-with-General-Science-Student-Notebook/p/2675775

Homework:

1-2 hours per week

Geometry

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Geometry is found everywhere.  Some places you expect: art, sculpture, and architecture. Sometimes its found in places you might not expect, such as engineering, robotics, land surveys, astronomy, nature, and sports.  Algebra 1 skills are a must to successfully complete this course.  Completion of this year long course will help prepare you for the SAT and ACT exam, where Geometry is tested.

Materials and Supplies:

Students need pencils, lined paper, and a red pencil/pen for grading.
A calculator is recommended.

Text book: Saxon Geometry & Student Workbook:
Link to books: (Test book NOT needed)
http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=000957

Homework: 5-7 hours per week

Government

Grade Level: 11-12 Grade

Teacher: Allison Welch

Course Credit: |GOVT, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This fast paced one semester course will explore the structure of the federal, state, local systems of government in the United States of America.  On completion of this course, students will be given knowledge to better discern between good government and persuasive politics and will be equipped to make informed decisions as a US citizen interacting with the government.

Materials and Supplies:

Required Text: Exploring Government (curriculum package) by Ray Notgrass Includes: We Hold These Truths book
High School – Exploring Government – Notgrass History

Homework:

30-60 minutes a day to include assigned readings and projects.

Grammar & Composition I

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Using the first three books in The Chronicles of Narnia, students will experience that enchanted land while learning to write with structure and style. In this course by the acclaimed Institute for Excellence in Writing, students will focus on basic word usage, sentence variety, writing structure and paragraph formats. All of the IEW structural models will be taught and practiced. Students will have lots of opportunity to hone their own style through varied assignments and the development of strong revision skills. This beginner level class is perfect for reluctant or enthusiastic writers!

Grammar and punctuation will be thoroughly covered using Easy Grammar Plus.

This is a beginner level course, recommended for 7th-9th grade students, or older students with little or no prior training in writing.

Materials and Supplies:

Easy Grammar Plus workbook (must have the binding cut off, three hole punched and placed in a binder before the first class meeting)

IEW Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion’s Song student book

Chronicles of Narnia novels: The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy

Binder with 3 dividers

Homework:

2-3 hours a week
Grammar: weekly completion of 7-10 pages from Easy Grammar Plus
Writing: weekly writing assignments, broken down into daily tasks
Literature: 1-2 chapters per week

Grammar & Composition II

Grade Level: 9-11 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Using the final four books in The Chronicles of Narnia series, this course will teach more advanced writing skills in structure and style. Students will build on their current writing skills through the use of brainstorming, key word outlines, review activities and written assignments. All of the IEW structural models will be taught and practiced. Students will have lots of opportunity to hone their own style through varied assignments and the development of strong revision skills.

Grammar will be covered using Easy Grammar Ultimate. Students will practice grammar skills and correct errors in daily passages which will give them the opportunity to apply new grammar in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills in their own writing.

Students should have at least one year of writing experience (IEW, or other writing program) to enroll in this class. If you have any questions as to your child’s readiness for this course, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Materials and Supplies:

IEW Following Narnia Volume 2: Aslan’s Country student book (ISBN:978-1-62341-251-7)

Chronicles of Narnia novels: Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.

Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 9 Student Workbook – ISBN 9780936981598

Binder with 5 dividers

Homework:

2-3 hours per week
Homework will consist of short, daily grammar exercises, weekly written assignments and 1-2 chapters of reading per week.

Grammar & Composition III

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Stephanie Broncano

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $10.00

Supply Fees: TBD

Course Description:

Grammar will be covered using Easy Grammar Ultimate. Students will practice grammar skills and correct errors in daily passages which will give them the opportunity to apply new grammar in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills in their own writing.

Students should have at least two years of writing experience (IEW, or other writing program) to enroll in this class. If you have any questions as to your child’s readiness for this course, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Materials and Supplies:  Students will need IEW advanced US history based writing lessons by Lori Verstegen, student resource notebook.  Also a three ring binder with clear page protectors and Easy Grammar ultimate grade 10.

Guitar

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: TBD

Course Credit: |MUS, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (M or W)

Monthly Class Fee: $100.00

Supply Fees: $5.00

Course Description:

Learn to play the music you love on guitar and sing to use your talents as worship leaders!  Students will receive private instruction in ½ hour lessons.  Lesson plans will be customized to individual needs and musical preferences.  A variety of fun teaching methods will be used to encourage exploration and discovery while building an incredible foundation that will equip students to make music for life.   General guitar topics include: riffs, chords, progressions, songs, left hand and right hand technique, musical notation systems, and ear training.

Materials and Supplies:

Guitar, capo, lesson booklet (provided)

Homework: Daily practice

Home Economics

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit: |ELEC, 1|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $40.00

Course Description:

Home Ec is a fun, hands on class that teaches skills to prepare boys and girls for the responsibilities of independent adulthood.
We will cover cooking basics, basic sewing by hand, etiquette, basic household stewardship.

Materials and Supplies:

Students may be asked to bring everyday items from home

Homework: Less than 1 hour

Intro to Music

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Micah Wolff

Course Credit: |ELEC, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This fun, interactive, one year course is an overview of the history of music starting with the middle ages to modern times. We will also cover basic music theory and a variety of musical instruments including Glockenspiel, how they are made, how they work, and their evolution.
This will be a great foundation for college music courses.
All levels of musical experience from beginner to experienced musicians can benefit from this class!

Materials and Supplies:

Notebook and pencil for notes.

Homework: One hour or less per week.

Jr. High Literature

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Karen Stokes

Course Credit:|LANG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Join us as we read through some of the most exciting stories around! We will read classic authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne while encountering wilderness adventures, the ocean depths, heroes in disguise, and more. For each book, students will analyze key elements of literature including plot, setting, context, theme, and symbols. This course will introduce students to literature and literary analysis in a fun and adventurous way!

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need a 3-ring binder or folder.
Students will read 4 books in the fall semester and 4 books in the spring semester. Listed below are 10 books and those read for the course will be chosen from this list. (either ebooks or print copies are acceptable). Several of these can be found for free at The Online Books Page (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html). ISBN numbers listed are suggested versions; feel free to use a different version.

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford (ISBN: 978-0440413240)

Hatchet by Gary Paulson (ISBN: 978-1416936473)

The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle (ISBN: 978-1978376793)

War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (ISBN: 978-0486295060)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (ISBN: 978-0671722852)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (ISBN: 978-0142407332)

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (ISBN: 978-0142401200)

Where the Lilies Bloom (ISBN: 978-0064470056)

The Song of Hiawatha by William Wadsworth Longfellow (ISBN: 978-0486447957)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (ISBN: 978-0486448497)

Homework: About 1 hour per day, 5 days a week

Korean I

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Rebekah Chung

Course Credit:|FOR, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

A beginner Korean class that will allow the student to be able to have basic knowledge in reading, writing, vocabulary, simple conversation, as well as some culture and history. There will be creative and interactive activities to help retain the language.

Materials and Supplies:

Textbook/curriculum: “Korean made simple” by Billy Go
https://www.amazon.com/Korean-Made-Simple-beginners-learning/dp/1497445825

Practice notebook: (this one is recommended) “Have a good go at writing”
https://www.amazon.com/Have-Good-Go-Writing-Practice/dp/1979359369

Wide ruled paper in a 3 ring binder, ruler, pencil, and eraser.

Homework: Approximately 2-4 hours a week

Life Skills

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Todd Wolff

Course Credit:|ELEC, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $50.00

Course Description:

Life Skills class is a fun, hands on class that teaches skills to prepare boys and girls for the responsibilities of independent adulthood.

We will cover home and car maintenance including drywall repair, basic plumbing repairs, car maintenance and home maintenance.

Materials and Supplies:

Students may be asked to bring everyday items from home

Homework: Less than 1 hour

Martial Arts

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Kerynne Satterfield

Course Credit: |PE, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $40.00 ($20 per semester)

Course Description:

Students can expect to learn the art of Kenpo/Karate. As well as learning basic strikes, stances and movement student can expect to learn defense techniques to the following:
Punches; Grabs; Knives; Guns; Clubs

Students will also learn pre-arranged movement. Students will also learn kicks and kickboxing combinations.
Because this is a PE credit, students can expect to warm up moderately. No special fitness level is required, just a sense of willingness and adventure.

Materials and Supplies:

Running shoes and loose fitting clothes is highly recommended (however no very short or wide leg shorts).  Belt is required in every class.
*Supply fee ($20 per semester) includes a belt and boards for breaking

Homework: No homework is required.  Belt is required in every class.

Math Saxon 7/6

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Math 7/6 introduces new concepts your child will need before taking Algebra ½. In addition to building on fact families, other topics covered, but not limited to, include finding missing factors, order of operations, place value, fractions, improper and mixed numbers, common denominators, prime factorization, rounding and estimating, decimals, percent, finding the percent and decimal of a number, multi-step problems, ratio and proportional problems, sequencing, scale factors & drawings, displaying data such as frequency tables and histograms, elapse-time, negative numbers, probability, squares and square roots, exponents, powers of fractions, compound interest, mass and weight, evaluating and drawing geometric lines, rays, angles, circumference, perimeter, area, and volume of different shapes, graphs, the coordinate plane, functions & graphing functions, and transformations.  This course includes investigation lessons – an extensive examination of a specific math topic to ensure understanding.

Materials and Supplies:

*Saxon Math Homeschool 7/6 – 4th Edition Textbook (ISBN: 978-1-59141-319-6)
Link to Christian Book: https://www.christianbook.com/saxon-math-76-fourth-ed-student/9781591413196/pd/793192?event=EBRN#CBD-PD-Description

*Saxon Math Homeschool 7/6 – 4th Edition Solutions Manual (ISBN: 978-1-59141-327-1)
https://www.christianbook.com/saxon-math-76-fourth-edition-solutions/9781591413271/pd/793273?event=CPOF

*Tests will be provided by me
*Protractor
*Compass
*Ruler with both inches and centimeters
*2-3 different colored highlighters or 2-3 different colored pencils
*3-Ring Binder (1”-1 ½” should be big enough. The idea is that your student has a place to keep their homework and paper as well as my handouts so they don’t get lost.)
*Notebook paper (If your student prefers graph paper, please do NOT get the dark lined paper. It’s difficult to see commas and decimals)
*Pencils – sharpened
*Eraser
Curriculum Websites:
https://www.christianbook.com/ (Can purchase a la carte)
http://www.rainbowresource.com/ (Check website for a la carte option)
http://www.mardel.com/Homeschool
https://www.homeeducatorsresource.com/ (Can purchase a la carte)

Homework: Approximately 1-2 hours per week

Percussion

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Micah Wolff

Course Credit: |ELEC, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M or W)

Monthly Class Fee: $100.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Do you dream of drumming along with your favorite songs? By the end of the year, students will learn great basics and fundamental drum techniques, keeping time with a metronome, and learning to play drums with their favorite songs.  Students will be encouraged to explore and discover music while building a foundation that will have them wanting to make music for the rest of their lives.

Materials and Supplies:

Drum sticks, practice pad, and access to a drum kit (outside of HOPE)

Homework: At least an hour a day

Photography

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Misty Terry

Course Credit: |ELEC, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This course will introduce the basics of photography, with an emphasis on
developing an understanding of the fundamentals, such as composition, line, texture, and
lighting, that can be applied across all areas of photography. We will also focus on the technical aspects of photography, working to understand how our camera settings can help us achieve different goals in photography. Students will complete a variety of
assignments throughout the semester to produce a varied portfolio.

Materials and Supplies:

-Students will need a DSLR camera or other camera that will allow for manual adjustments to f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, etc. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have about specific cameras.
-Students will need to have access to a laptop computer to bring to class during the weeks that we are learning photo editing (second semester).

Homework: Approximately 1-2 hour/week.

Physical Science

Grade Level: 7-9 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd edition, Apologia. Composition Notebook, pencil/pen, Glue Sticks, colored pencils (optional)

Homework: 2-4 hours per week, includes study time, so homework time may increase or decrease depending on the individual student

Physics

Grade Level: 11-12 Grade

Teacher: Terri Collester

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd edition, Apologia

Homework: 1-2 hours per week

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Terri Collester

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This course fully integrates topics from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics, and mathematical analysis. Word problems are developed throughout the problem sets and become progressively more elaborate. With this practice, high-school level students will be able to solve challenging problems such as rate problems and work problems involving abstract quantities. Conceptually oriented problems that help prepare students for college entrance exams (such as the ACT and SAT) are included in the problem sets.

Materials and Supplies:

Saxon Advanced Math: an incremental development, 2nd edition  ISBN-13: 978-1565770393

Homework: 1-2 hours/week

SAT/TSI Prep

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit: |ELEC, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to review and prepare students for the PSAT and SAT tests offered by the College Board as well as TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment college entrance exams. All sections of the test will be covered, including the Reading and Writing, Math, and Optional Essay. Through review and practice, students will be familiarized with the directions for each section, the style of question, and the best approaches for finding the answers. Tips and strategies to help in taking the exams will also be covered.

NOTE: The TSI is a mandatory assessment given by a Texas college to new students who have not met a state approved exemption interested in attending a junior college to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work.  It helps determine if intervention is needed for a student’s academic needs and assists in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.

Materials and Supplies:

The Official SAT Study Guide by College Board (ISBN: 978-1457309281)
Supplies: 3-ring binder or folder; calculator acceptable for use on the SAT (see https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy for a list of acceptable calculators)

Homework: 1-2 hours per week

Spanish I

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Raquel Chandler

Course Credit: |FLNG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Bienvenidos a espanol! (Welcome to Spanish!) The objective for this class is to lay a solid foundation for Spanish in a fun and interactive environment. We will focus on correct pronunciation, simple conversation skills, and a broad vocabulary. There will be a workbook for assignments, as well as various projects and activities throughout the year.

Materials and Supplies:

he name of the book is “Por Todo El Mundo” Spanish 1.
-Spanish 1 should only purchase book A for this semester. (But we might need to purchase book B for next semester)
-Spanish 2 should purchase books A and B for this semester. (we may or may not get to book B this semester but they will definitely need it at some point depending on progress)

Abeka Spanish 1 book A: (You can order directly from Abeka, but Amazon has the best price. That link is provided.)

Por Todo el Mundo Spanish 1 A (Por Todo el Mundo, 1A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EFKDOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_90IzzbE0MZNDW

Abeka Spanish 1 book B:

POR Todo El Mundo Spanish 1b (A Beka Book) (Around the World) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VXKA24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_oyJzzbWHTPZFN

Homework: 2-4 hours per week, Daily practice is beneficial

Spanish II

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Raquel Chandler

Course Credit: |FLNG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Bienvenidos de vuelta a espanol! (Welcome back to Spanish!) The objective for this is class is to continue laying a solid foundation for speaking, writing, and reading Spanish. There will be a workbook for assignments, as well as various projects and activities throughout the year. Students should have completed Spanish 1 or the basic equivalent.

Materials and Supplies:

The name of the book is “Por Todo El Mundo” Spanish 1.
-Spanish 1 should only purchase book A for this semester. (But we might need to purchase book B for next semester)
-Spanish 2 should purchase books A and B for this semester. (we may or may not get to book B this semester but they will definitely need it at some point depending on progress)

Abeka Spanish 1 book A: (You can order directly from Abeka, but Amazon has the best price. That link is provided.)

Por Todo el Mundo Spanish 1 A (Por Todo el Mundo, 1A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EFKDOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_90IzzbE0MZNDW

Abeka Spanish 1 book B:

POR Todo El Mundo Spanish 1b (A Beka Book) (Around the World) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VXKA24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_oyJzzbWHTPZFN

Homework: 2-4 hours per week, Daily practice is beneficial

Speech 101

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Sidler

Course Credit: |Comm, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees:$20.00

Course Description:

Speech Communications is an essential part of the high school academic experience. During our 30 weeks together students will learn the essentials of Speech Writing, Oral Presentation, Creative Expression, and Social Interaction. Speech 101 will be a safe place for your student to conquer their nervous jitters…turning their trepidation into triumph! Speech 101 will equip each student with the communication skills that they will need to help them soar to success throughout high school, college, and career.

Materials and Supplies:

Supplies: Pen/pencil, paper, 1 inch binder
Curriculum: TBD

Homework: Estimated homework: 1-2 hours per week

Speech 101 – Jr High

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Sidler

Course Credit: |Comm, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees:$20.00

Course Description:

Speech Communications is a foundational part of any student’s academic experience. During our 30 weeks together students will learn the essentials of Speech Writing, Oral Presentation, Creative Expression, and Social Interaction. Speech 101 for the Jr. Higher is done in a safe and creatively interactive environment. Jr. High Speech will equip and prepare students for their high school experience and beyond. This class will teach each student the skills they need to become a more focused and effective communicator…turning their trepidation into triumph!

Materials and Supplies:

Pen/pencil, paper, 1 inch binder
Curriculum: TBD

Homework: 1-2 hours per week

Starting Points

Grade Level: 7-9 Grade

Teacher: Allison Welch

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|BIBL, 1|ENG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $80.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Biblical world view primer course. The purpose of this course is to establish the biblical world view in the hearts and minds of your children. It lays the solid foundation for their personal lives. It also provides a compass for giving direction in the evaluation of all the ideas that will confront them in life. This class will prepare your child well for High School courses such as Classical Studies.  Bible, literature and US history are all covered during this course.  Cornerstone Curriculum: Starting Points

Materials and Supplies:

Starting Points syllabus from Cornerstone Curriculum. Books required for class: Answers for Difficult Days; Know What You Believe; How to Read Slowly; Chronicles of Narnia The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; and The Horse and His Boy (not included in the package from Cornerstone); Frankenstein (use Cornerstone’s edited version); Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (use Cornerstone’s edited version); The Deadliest Monster; Know Why You Believe; Mere Christianity; Assumptions; Never Before in History

Homework: 30-60 minutes per day

Statistics

Grade Level: 11-12 Grade

Teacher: Terri Collester

Course Credit: [MATH, .5]

Class Duration: 15 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $0.00

Course Description:

Many non-scientific and non-mathematical majors require a course in statistics.  On both the SAT and the ACT these topics are included.  In some algebra courses these topics are touched upon, but usually do not become a focus.  This course will be beneficial for all college bound students.  Preparation for the College Board Exams is very crucial! Spending a semester of focus on statistics and probability will definitely raise students scores on these college board exams.

Materials and Supplies:

Text: Focus in High School Mathematics, Statistics and Probability
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mike Shaughnessy, available on amazon)
Binder
Regular scientific calculator

Homework:

Approx. 1 hour per week

Study Hall Monday 1st-5th hour

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: HOPE Family volunteer (background checked)

Course Credit: none

Class Duration: 15 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $10.00

Course Description:

Study Hall Wednesday 1st-5th hour

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: HOPE Family volunteer (background checked)

Course Credit: none

Class Duration: 15 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $10.00

Course Description:

Texas History

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Shelley Pendleton

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

Explore the Lone Star State in this course. We will study the rich history, culture and events that have shaped our great state. 

Materials and Supplies:

Colored pencils, glue and scissors
*Initial fee includes textbook and literature book

Homework:  1-2 hours per week

Vocabu-Lit

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit: |LANG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

Vocabu-Lit is a one year course that builds vocabulary by learning words through excerpts taken from well-known works of literature. Each lesson begins with a selection from a book, essay, poem or speech. Students will learn words in context and do various activities to reinforce the meaning. Along with expanding their vocabulary, students will gain exposure to a variety of authors and literature styles. The background of each reading and author will be discussed, but the primary focus of the class will be the vocabulary content.

Literature selections include short readings from The Call Of The Wild by Jack London, The Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, The Bishop’s Candlesticks by Victor Hugo, The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway, The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and many more…….

More detailed information and samples pages can be found at https://www.perfectionlearning.com/language-arts/vocabulary/vocabu-lit/grades-6-12.html

Materials and Supplies:

This class will use the Vocabu-Lit Level H student book; the student workbook is included in the supply fee and will be handed out on the first day of class.  Students will also need a 3 ring binder or folder to store handouts and classwork.

Homework: 1-2 hours/week which will include reading the literature excerpts, workbook pages, some short writing assignments, and reviewing flash cards.

Worldview – Summit Ministries

Grade Level: 11-12 Grade

Teacher: Allison Welch

Course Credit: |PHIL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

This is an advanced worldview class, primarily for Junior and Seniors.  Topics will require a degree of maturity and deep thinking about all sorts of topics.  This course is based on Summit Ministries This is an advanced worldview class, primarily for Junior and Seniors.  Topics will require a degree of maturity and deep thinking about all sorts of topics.  This course is based on Summit Ministries Understanding the Times curriculum.  “It is a classic invitation to the study of worldviews, a guided tour of the answers to life’s ultimate questions. This course is a digital, sequential, discussion-based curriculum that introduces compelling and helpful ways of thinking about the world. It will launch discussions about how ideas become persuasive and how to identify patterns of ideas so we can understand the world around us. It examines the six most prominent worldviews influencing the world today (Christianity, Islam, Secularism, Marxism, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism), and it shows how their influence manifests in the key academic disciplines operating in America’s institutions of higher learning today (Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics and History).”    Initial fee includes an etextbook and student license for online portion of the class.  Students may purchase a physical copy of the textbook for $19.95 from Summit Ministries.   https://understandingthetimes.com/

Materials and Supplies:

**A $30/year subscription to Summit Ministries Understanding the Times is included in initial class fee. All books/videos/assignments will be through the online app.  The students will need online access through a computer or other electronic device.

Homework: 30-60 minutes per day

World Geography

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit: |GEO, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

This course is a physical and cultural overview of World Geography. Students will learn about different cultures and geographical features found throughout the world.

Each chapter of the text focuses on a different continent and the countries within it. Highlights in history, cultural insights, climate, important locations and well-known people will be studied. Physical and political maps will also be completed for each continent.

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need World Geography in Christian Perspective 2nd Edition textbook by Abeka, and the World Geography Map Studies Companion workbook. Students will also need a 3 ring binder to store handouts and classwork.

Required books can be found at www.abeka.com

Textbook:
http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=303844

Map Studies book:
http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=167843

Homework: 1-2 hours per week which includes reading, review questions and map work. 

World History & Literature

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|LANG, 1|, |BIBL 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks(M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $80.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

Using the Exploring World History curriculum, written by John Notgrass, this one year course will teach students to understand history from a Christian perspective. In addition to reading and discussing events, issues, and people from around the world and across the centuries, students will read the words of people who made history in original documents, speeches, poems and stories. Classic literature and essay assignments will give additional perspective to the time periods they are studying. Large portions of Bible reading will round out the historical perspective and also count as a literature component.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring World History Part 1 and Part 2 (Notgrass History)
In Their Words

Literature Books: (There is a package available from Notgrass; HOWEVER there are 2 selections we will not be using and the Julius Caesar is a different version. Only purchase their package if it’s worth it to you to have a couple of extra versus ordering all of them separately and you don’t mind replacing the Julius Ceasar version.)

The Cat of Bubastes (G.A. Henty)

The Art of War (Sun Tzu)

CliffsComplete Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare; Cliffs Complete version- NOT the CliffsNotes guide, this is the entire play with commentary ISBN 978-0764585692)

The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis)

Here I Stand (Roland Bainton)

North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell)

The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)

Animal Farm (George Orwell)

Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)

The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)

Do NOT purchase the Student Review Pack.

Homework: 4-6 hours a week
Textbook, original source, and literature reading
Review questions and for history and literature
Unit projects and written assignments
Bible study and memorization