Acting

Grade Level: 6-12 Grade

Teacher: Wright

Course Credit:|FINE ARTS, .5|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10

Course Description:

This course will focus primarily on Acting and Performance. We will be covering: Improv, Pantomime, Script Analysis, Voice and Movement, and Character Development. We will touch on all elements of theatre productions, i.e. Costumes, Props, Set Design, Lighting Design, and Sound Design. However, our main focus will be acting and performing. We will use theatre games and exercises, journal writing, monologue writing, and monologues and scenes from Classic Literature Poems and Plays. Please note: there will not be a Production at the end of the semester. However, there will be presentations of scenes and/or monologues during the end of the semester Family Night.

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need a pencil, pen, 3-ring binder, a folder that fits into a 3-ring binder, a yellow highlighter, a spiral notebook (for journaling), a water bottle and comfortable clothing they can move around in.

Homework: Students will be expected to write journal entries once a week, and memorize their lines for monologues and scenes. I recommend 10 minutes a day, although some students may need more time. Most of the work will be done 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

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

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.

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: 2-3 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

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

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.

Materials and Supplies:

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

Saxon Algebra 1 3rd Edition Homeschool Book and Solutions Guide. (students do not need the tests or entire homeschool kit). 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

*Prerequisite: 70% or better in Algebra I

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.

Materials and Supplies:

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

Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition Homeschool Book and Solutions Guide. (students do not need the tests or entire homeschool kit).  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: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|, |ENG, 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: ENG 1, HISTORY 1, BIBLE 1

Materials and Supplies:

Text Books (must be the 2014 version):
Exploring America Part 1 and Part 2 (Notgrass History)
American Voices
*Do NOT purchase the Student Review Pack.

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)

• In His Steps (Charles Sheldon)

• Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

• Co. Aytch (Sam Watkins)

• Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)

• Mama’s Bank Account (Kathryn Forbes)

• To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

• The Giver (Lois Lowry)

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: Carisa Parrish

Course Credit:|FOR, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: TBA

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 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.

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. 2 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.

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

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

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.

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology; ISBN 978-1-935495-72-7

Homework:

2-3 hours per week

Art

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Anna Roorda

Course Credit: |ART, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

We will use several mediums to develop art skills and learn how to apply the elements and principles of art and design in our artworks.

Materials and Supplies:

Supply fee covers materials purchased by teacher.

Homework:

Approximately 30 minutes per week, practicing techniques from class.

Art – Jr High

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Anna Roorda

Course Credit: |ART, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $20.00

Course Description:

We will use several mediums to develop art skills and learn how to apply the elements and principles of art and design in our artworks.

Materials and Supplies:

Supply fee covers materials purchased by teacher.

Homework:

Approximately 30 minutes per week, practicing techniques from class.

Beginning Voice

Grade Level: 6-12 Grade

Teacher: Wright

Course Credit:|FINE ARTS, .5|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35

Supply Fees: $10

Course Description:

This course will focus on the basic techniques for proper singing, including: breath support and control, vocal embouchure, soft palate position, ear training for pitch, and sight singing. We will use vocal warm-ups and exercises, classical music, hymns, and contemporary Christian music. Please note: there will not be a Production at the end of the semester. However, there will be presentations of group songs during the end of the semester Family Night.

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need a pencil, a 3-ring binder, a folder that fits into a 3-ring binder, a water bottle and comfortable clothing they can move around in. Some students may prefer to put their music in clear plastic sheet protectors, but that is optional.

Homework: Students will be expected to memorize their vocal parts and songs. I recommend 10 minutes a day, although some students may need more time. Most of the work will be done in class.

Biology

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

Biology is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. With this award-winning college-prep curriculum, the student will learn to observe the study of life, think as a scientist, inference and hypothesize, conduct laboratory experiments and specimen dissections, record data in lab reports, and creatively solve problems. Microscopic samples will also be examined and recorded.

Through investigations and current events, the student will be prepared to have scientific discussions and understand the scope of science-based career possibilities.

With the teacher’s guidance and the integrated Student Notebook, the student will gain structure, stay focused and organized while reading, connect details to concepts, become proficient in their note-taking skills, and increase retention. The illustrations and enhanced infographics included in the notebook are an extra bonus for visual, kinesthetic, reading/writing, and auditory learners.

If biology is the study of life, how is life designed to function? Join me as we ask more questions, find more answers, and discover how God uses biology to explain life and our planet.

Materials and Supplies

Exploring Creation with Biology Student Textbook by Apologia, – 3rd Edition (this is an updated edition available late spring to early summer of 2020)

Exploring Creation with Biology Student Notebook by Apologia, – 3rd Edition (this is an updated edition available late spring to early summer of 2020)

Ruler Colored pencils
3 Different colored highlighters
3-Ring Binder with pockets
*Goggles will be purchased by the teacher

Homework: 1 1/2 -2 hours per week

Business Math

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: |MATH, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Don’t let your student take a year off of mathematics if they are planning on attending college! This course will count as a high school math credit as well as keep your student from losing math skills they have acquired before entering college.  The topics covered will also help prepare for standardized tests and all College Board exams.

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: $20.00

* Prerequisite: Algebra I

Course Description:

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

Materials and Supplies

Discovering Design with Chemistry textbook only; ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1

TI-83 or TI-84 calculator highly recommended

Homework: 4-5 hours week

Classical Studies – post Reformation-Present

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Sidler

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

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $80.00

Supply Fees: $15.00

Course Description:

Omnibus is a Latin term meaning “all encompassing.”  Completing Omnibus III will provide two full credits for English and Composition; one full credit for Modern US and British History; half credit for Art; half credit for Bible.  Combining these disciplines will have students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge  with all of the material being taught through a biblical worldview.

The student text covers the post-Reformation to the present, teaching with the emphasis on ideas, not simply information. This daily approach will make interacting with the greatest works of Western Civilization both enjoyable and profitable. Students will also apply and further develop their skills in composition, logic and aesthetics.

Materials and Supplies:

The textbook we will use is Veritas Press, Omnibus III, item #000928
(you can find it at their website: veritaspress.com/store/omnibus-iii-student-text.html).

$15 supply fee plus additional soft cover books to be purchased once syllabus is complete.

Additional books:

Companion Literature Books for this course:
~Pilgrims Progress
~1984
~The Communist Manifesto
~Federalist Papers
~Mein Kampf
~The Social Contract
~Lincoln: Speeches and Writings
~A Tale of Two Cities
~Westminster Confession of Faith

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, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

*Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry

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/

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. 1-3 hours per week 

Computer Programming

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Rene Chandler

Course Credit: |TECH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $5

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.

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

Creative Writing*

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Christina Westby

Course Credit: |ENG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: TBA

*Prerequisite: Grammar and Composition II OR equivalent classes

Course Description:

This course will combine creative writing and grammar.  Students will create, revise, and edit original pieces in several different creative genres including narratives, short stories, fables, and poetry.  Students will be challenged to expand their knowledge of literary elements, imagery, and purposeful grammar to create written pieces.  We will use mentor texts as inspiration throughout this course.  These mentor texts will be read in order to analyze author’s purpose, syntax, plot structure, and literary devices used by the author.  Student must be proficient in grammar skills in order to take this course.  The grammar portion of this course will be spiraled into the writing process.  We will review and build on grammar skills learned in Comp I and II.

Materials and Supplies:

Homework: 2-4 hours per week

Economics (Spring 2020)

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.

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

From Adam To Us

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $35.00

Course Description:

From Adam to Us is a one year world history course for grades 6-8.  Primary sources, literature, and various activities help the student connect with history in a personal way over thirty chronological units.  Each unit incorporates geography and world cultures with the study of history through five weekly themes:  Our World Story, God’s Wonders, World Landmarks, World Biography, and Daily Life.

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).  Five 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.

The student workbook is included in the supply fee and will be handed out on the first day of class. Students do NOT need to purchase it.

Students will also need a copy of the corresponding literature books listed below. Purchasing the entire literature package is optional.

The Golden Goblet by Eloise McGraw

The Fables of Aesop edited by Joseph Jacobs

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Parks

Madeleine Takes Command by Ethel C. Brill

Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins
All required items can be purchased on the Notgrass website at www.notgrass.com

Homework:

3-4 hours/week which will include reading, vocabulary, review questions, as well as a variety of text activities, workbook pages and some writing assignments.  May also include timeline/map work that isn’t completed in class.

General Science

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit:|SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Designed to be the first systematic introduction to the sciences, the student will engage in over 20 hands-on experiments, fun activities, videos, and class discussions. The sciences included in this course are geology and paleontology, life science, general biology, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, marine science, general chemistry, general physics, and environmental science. Additional concepts include creation, the history of science, the scientific method, how to create and read graphs, tables, and charts, and interpret experimental results.

With an emphasis in participation, the student will understand the principles behind the science and make a fossil cast, create a 3-D model of DNA and of the cell, create a yeast culture, make a sundial and a barometer, design and build a simple machine, learn about friction, motion, Newton’s laws, understand elements of the Periodic Table and chemical reactions, investigate plant and leaf structures, experiment with wavelengths and frequency, and more! In the last module, the student will use step-by-step instructions to build a Rube-Goldberg machine, incorporating many of the scientific principles they learned throughout the year. With the variety of sciences taught in this course, the student is bound to discover a favorite in which to possibly pursue.

Taking good notes is a skill that many middle school students lack and is essential when taking high school courses. With the teacher’s guidance and the integrated student notebook, this course will prepare the student in how to take information out of a text, identify key points, critically think through the process, and take good notes using visuals, mnemonics, and other learning devices to enhance memory retention. Test-taking strategies are a bonus.
Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with General Science Student Textbook (3rd Edition) by Apologia
ISBN: 9781946506276

Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook (3rd Edition) by Apologia
ISBN-13: 9781946506306

Available at:
www.apologia.com, www.christianbook.com, www.rainbowresource.com, and www.mardel.com and Amazon

Colored pencils
Scissors
1” Binder with pockets

*NOTE: You do NOT need the test forms. The few tests taken will be provided by the teacher.

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.
Students need an SAT approved calculator.

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

Grammar & Composition I* 

Grade Level: 8-10 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

*Prerequisite: One year of IEW strongly recommended.  One year of grammar since 6th grade required.

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

2 inch binder with 3 dividers, Personal 3-hole punch

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: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |ENGL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

*Prerequisite: Grammar and Composition I OR one year of IEW and 2 years of grammar required

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

Add to materials:

Student Resource Package (packet and binder, available from IEW) ISBN # 978-1-62341-277-7

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.

Guitar

Grade Level: 7-12 Grade

Teacher: Ben Dobberstein

Course Credit: |MUS, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (M or W)

Monthly Class Fee: $100.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

This class is designed to guide the student through their pursuit of musical excellence on the acoustic and/or electric guitar (and ukulele by request).
Students will receive private instruction in ½ hour lessons. The lessons are customized to the individual needs and musical preferences of each student. Using primarily current worship songs, this class equips the student to be able to quickly begin playing songs, as well as to develop foundational skills for continual advancement in guitar and music in general.
The class covers: riffs, chords, songs, technique, varying degrees of musical theory and ear training, instrument upkeep, and more.

Materials and Supplies:

Guitar, capo, song charts (provided)

Homework: Daily practice

Health

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit: |HEALTH, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (M)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: TBD

Course Description:

We will study the tools to develop good spiritual and physical health with the text Health in Christian Perspective. This class will emphasize staying healthy through proper diet, exercise, and personal hygiene; the text gives tips for preventing disease and administering first aid. Biblical discernment is also encouraged as it applies to health regarding suicide, abortion, euthanasia, and organ donation. With 12 articles on different positions in the medical field, your child may develop a passion for helping others. Encourage your child to be healthy physically and more importantly spiritually through the one semester study of Health in Christian Perspective.

Materials and Supplies:

Abeka Health in Christian Perspective Student item number 174157

Homework:

About 1-2 hours per week.

Home Economics

Grade Level: 6-12 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 Grammar & Composition

Grade Level: 7-9 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |ENG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

Your student will study the wonders of the ancient world 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.

Grammar will be covered using Easy Grammar methods and practice, interactive notebooks, games, and other activities that will provide a solid foundation for high school writing and beyond.

Materials and Supplies:

IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons: Student Book
ISBN: 978-1-62341-295-1

Grammar workbooks/materials will be provided.

2 inch binder with 3 dividers. Personal 3 hole punch

Homework: 2-3 hours per week
Homework will consist of grammar exercises and weekly written assignments.

Intro to World Geography – Junior High

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit:|GEO, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $35

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the study of world geography. Over the course of the year, we will study basic geography skills, physical geography, and human geography from a Christian perspective. Students will learn about the Earth’s physical features by studying each continent’s landforms, bodies of water, and political boundaries. Students will also get a basic introduction to cultures, religions, and governments around the world.

The class will prepare students for a more thorough study of physical and cultural geography at the high school level.

Materials and Supplies:

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Geography by Brenda Brewer Runkle.
(It is available through rainbowresource.com and christianbook.com)

3 ring binder to store handouts and classwork

Colored pencils for map work.

Homework:  1-2 hours/week which will include reading, vocabulary, review questions, and map assignments

Jr. High Anatomy

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Paige Malone

Course Credit:|SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

This course will be taught on a middle school level (6th-8th grades), thus has been upgraded from the elementary level anatomy taught on the co-op side of HOPE.

The medical field is growing exponentially. From research to field work, the science of anatomy and physiology offers a wide variety of disciplines to pursue. As long as humanity exists, it is a field that will not expire.

As concepts are explored, the student will engage in fun hands-on experiments and activities, use real objects and create 3-D models, label anatomical diagrams and models, view career-linked videos, and participate in class discussions.

Topics covered include the history of medicine, cells and DNA, blood, the skeletal system, muscular system, digestive and renal systems, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, nervous and endocrine systems, integumentary system, lymphatic and immune systems, nutrition, and the five senses.

With guidance from your teacher, you will learn the skill of how to take information from the text, identify key points, apply it to the class experiments and activities, critically think through the process, and use different learning strategies based on different learning styles to take good notes. Visuals and mnemonics will reinforce concepts in a middle school age appropriate lapbook for further memory retention. If you have an interest in the medical field or potentially interested in taking high school Anatomy and Physiology or Biology in the future, then this course will prepare you and is definitely for you!

Materials and Supplies:

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology – Young Explorers Series Edition by Apologia
ISBN-13: 9781935495147

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: The Musculoskeletal System Vol. 1 by Dr. Tommy Mitchell
ISBN: 978-0-89051-865-6 (Amazon has some great prices!)

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems Vol. 2 by Dr. Tommy Mitchell
ISBN: 978-0-89051-928-8 (Amazon has some great prices!)

15 Colored File Folders (Manila folders are acceptable, but research shows that bright colors improve information retention)
Colored pencils – 50 pack of assorted colors
3-4 Different colored highlighters
Glue sticks and liquid glue
Scissors
*Enrichment materials will be provided by the teacher.

Homework: TBA

Jr. High Grammar/Vocab

Grade Level: 6-7 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit:|LANG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25 Includes workbook

Course Description:

This one year course will combine building vocabulary and learning/reinforcing grammar skills.  

We will use Vocabu-Lit to build 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.  

We will use The Big Bad Grammar Slammer  to review and expand grammar skills through book work and fun games.

Materials and Supplies:

Student books are included in supply fee and will be handed out the first day of class

A 3 ring binder or folder to store handouts and classwork

Homework:

1.5-2.5 hours per week

Jr. High Literature

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit:|LANG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

Course Description:

Join us as we read some of the most exciting stories around! We will enjoy classics and modern tales. For each book, we will discuss key elements of literature including plot, setting and more.  At home, students will read/listen to the weekly assigned chapters and fill out a worksheet designed to help them recall the facts of the story.  Our class time is set up more like a book club, full of discussion and analysis. 

If you have a struggling or reluctant reader, audio books or doing these as family read alouds are great options.  

Materials and Supplies:

Students will need a folder to hold classwork.

We will read a total of 7 books and 1-2 short stories (I will provide the short stories). You can choose ebooks, print books or audio books (If you are choosing audio books, I recommend having a visual copy for the student to follow along if at all possible) are acceptable. Several of these can be found for free at The Online Books Page (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html) and/or Librivox (https://librivox.org).

Books we will read:

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Hatchet by Gary Paulson

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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

Life & Earth Sciences

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Karen Stokes

Course Credit:|SCIENCE, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $25.00

Course Description:

The Fall semester of Life and Earth Science will cover Life Science with a focus on animals and ecosystems. We will cover topics such as cells, mammals, invertebrates, amphibians, food chains and ecosystems. During class we will discuss the reading assignment and conduct lab exercises and activities to reinforce the reading assignments. Labs will include dissecting an earthworm, starfish, and bullfrog.

The Spring semester of Life and Earth Science will cover Earth Science. We will tackle topics such as glaciers, rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes. Labs and activities will include building and erupting a model volcano.

Science is not a spectator sport. The best way to learn and truly comprehend scientific concepts is by doing hands-on experiments and activities. This class will consist of many experiments and activities designed to provide a strong science foundation for students and prepare them for their first high school science class.

Materials and Supplies:

A binder to keep class handouts and lab reports.

Fall Semester: God’s Design for Life: Animals, 4th Edition. by Debbie and Richard Lawrence, ISBN 9781626914308.

Spring Semester: God’s Design for Heaven and Earth: Our Planet Earth, 4th Edition. by Debbie and Richard Lawrence, ISBN 9781626914421.

Homework: Weekly reading assignments of about 2 hours per week.

Life Skills (Spring 2020)

Grade Level: 6-12 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.

Supply fee covers maintenance materials such as lumber, wall board, plumbing kit, etc.

Homework: Less than 1 hour

Math Saxon 7/6

Grade Level: 6-8 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

Photography

Grade Level: 6-12 Grade

Teacher: Anna Roorda

Course Credit:|ELEC, .5|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: TBA

Course Description:

Have you always wondered what the M on the camera dial means?  We will be learning how to shoot in manual mode on a DSLR camera, applying the rules of photography, and how to break those rules too.  If you have a beginning DSLR like a Canon Rebel or a Nikon 3500 this is ideal.  If you do not have a DSL, don’t let that hold you back!  The principles we will be learning can applied to any photography, including iPhone photography.  Weekly practice at home will be done on either a phone camera or a DSLR if you have one.

Materials and Supplies:

TBA

Homework: TBA

Physical Science

Grade Level: 8-9 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: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Karen Stokes

Course Credit: |SCI, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $30.00

Course Description:

The science of physics is an attempt to explain everything that is observed in nature. Some important concepts covered are one and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their applications in nature, work and energy, electricity, magnetism, momentum, periodic motion, and waves and optics. Students will complete experiments and projects during class to help bring the concepts to life and aid in their understanding. This class is designed as a college-prep physics course.

*Prerequisite: Completion is Algebra II is recommended. Students should be comfortable with solving equations for unknown values.

Materials and Supplies:

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physics text, 2nd edition, and solutions manual, 3-ring binder, pen or pencil, and scientific calculator.

Homework: 2-3 hours per week

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Beth Fuller

Course Credit: |MATH, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

* Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra 1 and 2 with a grade of C or above.

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.

This class is an excellent choice for students wishing to prepare for the ACT/SAT, plan on a college major that requires math higher than College Algebra/Statistics, or simply enjoys math.

Materials and Supplies:

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

Homework: 1-2 hours/week

Psychology (Spring 2020)

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit: |PSYCH, .5|

Class Duration: 15 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $15

Course Description:

Psychology is one of the most commonly-taken college courses, yet, many homeschool students never study it before encountering it in the university setting.

This class is designed to introduce students to psychology’s concepts and content from a Christian perspective, while preparing and providing suggestions for Christians joining the contemporary psychological conversation they may face in the future. This course will give a basis for understanding Psychology whether or not your student plans to attend college.

Materials and Supplies:

Homeschool Psych 2nd edition. ISBN: 978-0-9815587-7-6 The text book only, NOT the student workbook.

Folder or binder for classwork

Pencil

Homework:

1-2 hours per week

Spanish I

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Raquel Chandler

Course Credit: |ForLNG, 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:

1 – “Basic Spanish – premium second edition” by McGrawHill – Dorothy Richmond
2 – Spanish Middle/High School Skills for success by Carson Dellosa
3 – Spanish Conversation (Quick Study Academic)

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

Spanish II *

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Raquel Chandler

Course Credit: |ForLNG, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $10.00

*Prerequisite: Spanish I or the basic equivalent.

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.

Materials and Supplies:

1 – Spanish Verbs tenses, Premium Fourth Edition. By McGrawHill
2 – Complete Spanish Step – by- Step by McGrawHill
3 – Conversational Spanish dialogues by Lingo Mastery

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 (W)

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: Student not required to purchase a book.
Teacher will instruct from: Well Spoken by Erik Palmer

Homework: Estimated homework: 1-2 hours per week

Speech 101 – Jr High (FALL 2020)

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Sidler

Course Credit: |Comm, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (TBD)

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: Student not required to purchase a book.
Teacher will instruct from: Well Spoken by Erik Palmer

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 (Spring 2020)

Grade Level: 10-12 Grade

Teacher: Trudi Melton

Course Credit: [MATH, .5]

Class Duration: 15 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $0.00

Course Description:

Don’t let your student take a year off of mathematics if they are planning on attending college! This course will count as a high school math credit as well as keep your student from losing math skills they have acquired before entering college.  The topics covered will also help prepare for standardized tests and all College Board exams.

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 (per hour attended)

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 (per hour attended)

Course Description:

Texas History

Grade Level: 6-8 Grade

Teacher: Melanie Wolff

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (W)

Monthly Class Fee: $35.00

Supply Fees: $35 Includes Text, 3 ring binder, and binder dividers

Course Description:

This course will explore the Lone Star State from a Christian perspective. Students will construct a project notebook as we study the rich history, culture and events that have shaped our great state.

Materials and Supplies:

Colored pencils, scissors, paper and glue

Homework:

1-3 hours per week

U.S. 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.

Uncle Sam & You

Grade Level: 7-8 Grade

Teacher: Michelle Seachman

Course Credit: |SOCIAL, 1|

Class Duration: 30 weeks (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $35.00

Course Description:

Uncle Sam and You is a one-year civics and government course for 7-8th grades which will introduce students to the foundations of American government, the elections process, and how Federal, state, and local governments work.  Students will also about learn about citizenship, national symbols, and the basics of the American economic system.

Materials and Supplies:

The primary texts used will be Uncle Sam & You parts 1 & 2, along with  The Citizens Handbook (which are all included in the Uncle Sam & You curriculum package).

Students will also need a copy of the corresponding books listed below. Purchasing the entire literature package is optional.

Lincoln – A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Basher Five-Two by Captain Scott O’Grady

The Wright Brothers How They Invented The Airplane by Russell Freedman

Lost On A Mountain In Maine by Donn Fendler

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

(The student workbook is included in the supply fee and will be handed out on the first day of class.  Students do not need to purchase it.)

Homework:

3-4 hours/week which will include reading, vocabulary, review questions, text activities, and writing assignments.

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: $40.00

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 (M/W)

Monthly Class Fee: $70.00

Supply Fees: $35.00

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: 2-3 hours per week which includes reading, review questions, current events and map work.

World History & Literature

Grade Level: 9-12 Grade

Teacher: Coleen Posey

Course Credit: |HIST, 1|ENG, 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:

Text Books (must be the 2014 version):
Exploring World History Part 1 and Part 2 (Notgrass History)
In Their Words
*Do NOT purchase the Student Review Pack.

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.)

Black Ships from Troy: The Story of the Illiad by Rosemary Sutcliffe

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)

• Tale of Two Cities

The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)

Animal Farm (George Orwell)

The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)

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