Courthouse
2017-2018 Course Descriptions
Important Note:
Parents are responsible to acquire textbooks and any other items listed under "Text" in course description unless otherwise noted in the course description.  Copy/lab/supply fees are due at Orientation in August and are paid directly to the teacher.  Please do not include those with your registration.
2017-2018 Classes
1st-4th Grade
1-2 Language Arts
1-2 Science
1-2 Social Studies
K-4 Art
1-4 PE/Health
3-4 Writing/Grammar
3-4 Science
3-4 History

5th - 6th Grade
5-6 Literature
5-6 Writing/Grammar
5-6 Science
5-6 History
5-6 Art
6-7 Math

7th-8th Grade
7-8 Language Arts
7-8 American History
7-8 Civics/ Geography
7-8 General Science
Physical Science (8th-9th)

6-7 Math
Pre-Algebra

MS/HS Art
7-8 Bible

High School
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Forensics/Anatomy
Advanced Biology
Ecology/Oceanography

Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus

MS/HS Art
Photo/Photoshop
Bible



High School (cont'd)
World History I
World History II
American History
Government/Economics

HS Literature 1
American Lit w/Comp Course
British Lit w/Comp Course
World Lit w/Comp Course
Writing/Grammar I
Writing/Grammar II
College Prep Writing

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III

SAT Prep


Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Classes

1-2 Language Arts
Teacher:  Diane Stewart
Description:   This class will be an exciting way for the students to be introduced to many types of books. We will have a different theme for each month. We will read books in class, and learn about the characters and the story through fun activities and projects. The students will also read a book on their reading level each month, and present a simple book report. We will also be working on basic grammar skills and writing throughout the year.
Text: Grammar and Punctuation Grade 1 by Evan Moor
Copy/Supply Fee:
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1-2 Science
Teacher:  Amy Sorensen
Description:   Students will be introduced to many fun science concepts including our 5 senses, the seasons, health and safety, gravity, animals, matter, and more all within a biblical worldview. Class time will be spent on exciting hands on activities, lively discussion and fun review games. Let's learn about God's amazing creation together!
Text: Science 1, BJU Press, third edition text & activity manual.
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1-2 Social Studies
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:   This class will focus on learning social studies ideas and concepts to build a foundation for future studies of geography, culture, and history. Concepts may include community, citizenship, government, map skills, American symbols, culture, and holidays, economics and history.
Text: Me on the Map, Map workbook (TBD), other TBD
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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K-4 Visual Artz
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:   Description: Every class is filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge. Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, clay sculpting, graphite, colored pencil and pastel drawing, multimedia collaging and a few surprises! We also study and recreate famous works of art.
Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! The Supply/Copy fee covers all art materials for each class.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  This course does not regularly utilize Engrade.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum: 14 students
Supply/Copy Fee:  $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1-4 PE/Health
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:   Coming Soon!!


Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd through 6th Grade Courses

3-4 Writing/Grammar
Teacher:  Diane Stewart
Description:  This class will be a combination of reading, grammar, and writing. We will work on laying the foundation for the writing process. Students will be introduced to a variety of writing, but we will concentrate mainly on creative writing. We will incorporate grammar through the parts of speech, and apply it to their writing. Their enthusiasm for literature will be encouraged by reading different genres including adventure, fantasy, biography, as well as historical fiction. We will enhance the literature by including group activities and projects.
Text:  Abeka Language 3, A Biography of choice, Chocolate Touch, A Carpenter’s Gift, Sign of the Beaver
Copy/Supply Fee: 
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3-4 Science
Teacher:  Amy Sorensen
Description:  Students will be investigating God's world through a biblical worldview. Our class will explore many exciting topics together including: animals, ecosystems, matter, sound, energy, minerals, weather, the solar system and the human body.  The reading will be done at home to allow class time to be spent on exciting hands on activities, lively discussion and fun review games.
Text: Science 3, BJU Press, third edition, activity manual, & test booklet
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3-4 Social Studies/History
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description: This year is going to focus on World Geography: Continents, Countries and Culture.  We will be using a variety of resources to learn more about our world. We will explore topics like the people, the food, the holidays, the history of countries on each continent. We will have hands on mapping activities to learn more about where places are found on the globe, we may try food, crafts or literature from these places. Each student will complete a notebook that will provide you the opportunity to look back and remember about the places you hear about in the Bible and on the news.
Text:  TBA
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5-6 Literature
Teacher:  Diane Stewart
Description:  This class will introduce and encourage students to read and appreciate a variety of literary styles, and encourage an enthusiasm for reading. Students will become familiar with elements of literature such as the story plot, setting, character development, and problem and conflict. Vocabulary and comprehension of the novel will be stressed as well. Genres will include fiction, biography, fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction. We will incorporate group activities, as well as projects to enhance the literature.
Novels: Tuck Everlasting, My Side of the Mountain, and a Biography of choice, (a couple of other books will be added as well)
Copy/Supply Fee:
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5-6 Writing/Grammar
Teacher:  Diane Stewart
Description: This class will continue to build on the solid foundation of paragraph construction, focusing on the five paragraph essay format. We will cover many different types of writing including informative, explanatory, and personal narrative. Students will apply the grammar being learned through proper use of mechanics in their writing. They will also have opportunities to share their writings through class presentations.
Text: Growing with Grammar Level 5
Copy/Supply Fee:
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5-6 Science 
Teacher: Amy Sorensen
Description:  This course will focus on man's use of God’s creation and design as well as a study of minerals and rocks, fossils, matter and heat, sound and light, weather, biomes, ecosystems, and the respiratory and circulatory systems. In class we will seek to better understand God’s world through class discussion, labs, & fun hands on activities.
TEXT: Science 5, BJU PRESS 4th edition, activity manual, & test booklet.
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5-6 History
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:  World history overview in a year! Not your traditional way of reading history, we will be using Big Book of History timeline to look at history form Creation to Modern Computers. The timeline includes information in 4 categories: Inventions/Technology, Civiliztions/Empires, World Events, Biblical/Christianity. Assignments will include, building timelines, copy work and reporting.
Text: Big Book of History…fold out or panels are fine, others TBD
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5-6 Visual "Artz"
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description: Every class is filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge. Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including- themselves! We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, clay sculpting, graphite, colored pencil and pastel drawing, multimedia collaging and a few surprises! We also study and recreate famous works of art. Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! The Supply/Copy fee covers all art materials for each class.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  This course does not regularly utilize Engrade.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum: 14 students
Supply/Copy Fee:  $35.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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Mathematics Courses

6-7 Math
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description: Students will meet twice a week to review arithmetic skills, concentrate on vocabulary, and learn new concepts such as decimals, fractions, ratios, exponents, prime factorization, surface area, volume, and much more.  This will be accomplished by in-class practice, math games, and homework in preparation for pre-algebra.
Text: SAXON MATH HOMESCHOOL 7/6;  Hake, Saxon; 4th Edition 2005 Student Text (Tests/Worksheets and Solutions Manual are optional)
Copy Fee: $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Pre-Algebra
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description:  This is a full pre-algebra course, meeting twice a week, preparing students for Algebra I.  Students will review fractions, decimals, and word problems, and be introduced to prime/composite numbers, order of operations, coordinates, algebraic phrases, exponents, and much more.  This will be accomplished by in-class practice, math games, math projects, and homework.
Text:  SAXON ALGEBRA ½ STUDENT TEXT;  3rd Edition; Saxon Publishing
Copy Fee:  $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Algebra I
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description:  This twice a week class covers basic Algebra I including integers, real numbers, the language of algebra, solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, and solving rational equations.  Students will develop thinking processes and problem-solving abilities that are essential to success in future math courses and in everyday life.  The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!  **Please note that this class will be using the 2nd Edition of the BJU Algebra 1 book.  After using the 3rd edition for two years, the teacher has found that the students are more successful when using the 2nd edition.
Text: BJU Algebra I, 2nd edition textbook can be leased for $10 per year.  The teacher book is highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.  These can be found on ebay or other used book websites.
Supplies:  Scientific calculator (if purchasing a calculator for use during all high school courses, a TI-84 is recommended)
Copy Fee: $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Algebra II
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description: Algebra II meets twice a week.  We will review basic algebraic functions and extend your student's skills in graphing and in solving equations.  Exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry will also be introduced.  More advanced topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, and probability and statistics will also be presented.   The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1
Supplies: Graphing calculator (TI-83plus or TI-84 or above)-generally not used till 2nd semester
Text: BJU Algebra 2, Second Edition textbook is required. The teacher books are highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.
Copy Fee:  $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Geometry
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description: This class is for the high school student who has mastered Algebra 1. This twice a week practical geometry course will prepare your student for any geometry that will be covered on SAT's and other standardized tests.  Traditional geometry topics will be covered and although a general review of proofs will be included, there will be more emphasis on the logical thought process. The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Text: Informal Geometry (Prentice Hall) Books will be available for lease from CCA for $5
Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Pre-Calculus
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description:  This great textbook will cover function basics, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, radical/power functions, triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions and identities, series and sequences, probability and statistics, matrices, and determinants.  If time permits, we will also cover polar coordinates and vectors and an introduction to Calculus.   The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2
Text: Teaching Textbooks: Pre-Calculus - student and answer key.  Many students find the CD-Roms to be helpful to hear the lessons twice
Copy Fee: $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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SAT Prep  (offered Spring semester only at this campus)
Teacher: Tracy Francis and Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:  This twelve-week course will help prepare your student for the SAT through practice tests, weekly reading, vocabulary lists, reviewing attack strategies, and weekly Q&A.   It is designed to provide students with the tools to allow each student to perform at his or her best on the SAT.  Class will consist of eight classes focused on Critical Reading and Writing and four weeks focused on Math.  Students will practice basic SAT testing strategies and work on the three areas of the new test—Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing, including the essay portion. The course will focus on developing critical thinking skills and using alternative methods to solve problems. Subjects covered include: when (not) to use a calculator, choosing an answer by process of elimination, grammar review, and metacognition. While whole group instruction will be integral to our class sessions, students will also work in small groups and independently to ensure optimal individual progress.  The math portion covers review of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II through sample problems. The reading/writing portion will include great test-taking tips for understanding vocabulary context and identifying passage tone and purpose. Reading class time will also focus on the essay portion of the SAT: how to prepare with source summaries, develop an argument, and support it with strong examples. Students will have quizzes on the assigned skills as well as practice sessions in class and at home.
Text: The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN 978-1457304309);  Additional books are being reviewed and will be announced during the summer.
Tuition Fee: $200.00 per semester course/$40.00 per month
(Fall Session payable Aug-Dec and Spring Session payable Jan-May)
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HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES


7-8 American History
Teacher:
Description: Welcome to Part 1 of a 2 year study of American History. This study begins at 1000 and goes through 1800s. Using America the Beautiful book 1 as our text. The study is chronological and covers American history and geography from a Christian worldview. Most reading will be completed at home, but they will be required to do some writing in class. Class time will be spent with review, taking basic notes, and hands-on activities. Students will have projects throughout the year to be completed at home.
Text: America the Beautiful (book 1), student workbook and map book
Copy Fee: $25
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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7-8 Civics/Geography
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description: In the fall semester, students will begin with civics, learning about America’s Founding Documents, our Founding Fathers, the branches of the government, voting, and elections by use of our textbook, projects, and games.  In the spring semester, students will switch to world geography, learning about Virginia, the United States, and TRAVELING the 7 continents studying the physical geography and the culture, while sampling food from each continent.  There will be a minimum of one field trip during the school year.
TEXT: Uncle Sam and You Part 1 (ONLY);  Notgrass Company 2012  (Fall Semester)
            Rand McNally Classroom Atlas of the World; 2015 or newer  (Spring Semester)
Copy Fee:  $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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HS World History I– Creation through Exploration – 8th Gr and up
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  Through this course students will learn ancient history that traces all man’s history to the Garden of Eden.  From there students will discover the history of ancient empires while discovering the human ways of the people laying the development for an exciting section on medieval history and the formation of the Christian Church. This class will include a Midterm and a Final Exam.
**NOTE:  A 1-year World History course is offered at our Midlothian Campus.
Text: BJU Grade 10 World History, 4th Edition,  BOTH Student Text Book AND Activity Book. (The same books will be used in WH 2). ISBN-13: 9781606821183 and ISBN-13: 9781606821909
Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS World History II – Age of Discovery to Modern Day
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  This course is a continuation of WH 1 but can be taken as a stand-alone course.  Students will continue their journey through time and the study of all things “human” from a Christian perspective. We travel through the Enlightened World, the European World, and the Modern World.  Students will have the opportunity to express mastery of the material through various learning styles and will include comprehension, writing, artwork, oral and visual projects, Socratic seminars, worksheets, and tests/quizzes, including both a Midterm and Final Exam.
**NOTE:  A 1-year World History course is offered at our Midlothian Campus.
Text: BJU Grade 10 World History, 4th Edition, Student Book B (If you purchase a used book, you will need to purchase a new Student Activities Book; it is included with a new text.) 
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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High School American History
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description: This positive, patriotic approach to American history brings to life events and personalities that have shaped America and places a special emphasis on America's Christian past. United States History recounts the story of our nation's history from its discovery and colonization up to the present day. Special attention is given to God's providence and America's Christian heritage.  This class will have both a Midterm and Final Exam.
Text: BJU Press United States History, 4th Edition for both texts, Student Text and Student Activity Book,ISBN-13: 9781606820063 and ISBN-13: 9781606820056
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Government & Economics
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description:  These one semester courses are Christian based, covering the Biblical basis of government, the American Constitution, the federal, state, and local governments, economics in the early church, markets, trade, money, business, and much more.  Students will learn through class discussions, individual and group projects, and games.  Each course consists of 15 units and 3 exams.  There will be a minimum of one field trip during the school year.
TEXT:  Exploring Government; Ray Notgrass; ISBN 978-1-60999-100-5; 2016 edition.
           Exploring Economics; Ray Notgrass; ISBN 978-1-60999-094-7; 2016 edition
           No additional books are needed.
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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LANGUAGE ARTS COURSES          

7-8 Language Arts
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Description: Designed for students who have established an elementary foundation in language arts, this course will combine writing, grammar, and literature components. As we read quality middle school literature, we will focus on different paragraph and essay types including description, example, cause and effect, and process. Research skills will be strengthened using key wording, paraphrasing, and outlining; students will practice source-citing and avoiding plagiarism. Several class presentations will be assigned. Grammar and mechanics will be taught in mini-sessions throughout the year. This course's literature-based units will include assigned reading, literary terms, vocabulary, and book-related research portfolios. Those books will likely include The Horse and His Boy, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Out of the Dust, and The Giver.
Text: all novels; other assignments/texts will be provided by the teacher using the copy fee
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $370 per year/$37.00 per month
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HS Literature I
(a recommended prerequisite to upper level literature classes)
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:  This class is designed as an informative, interactive introduction to high school literature. In this course, students will read a broad range of short stories, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to strengthen their understanding of literature. Key literary elements such as setting, plot, theme, characterization, and figurative language will be emphasized. Through active group discussion and class participation, students will develop skills in reading comprehension and literary analysis. Additionally, we will practice media literacy by accessing and evaluating auditory, visual, and written media. Assignments will include reading, analysis essays, vocabulary, comprehension quizzes, summaries, journal entries, and oral presentations.
Text: Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature (by Elizabeth A. Howe, 2009; ISBN – 13: 978–0–13–243656–4) and Themes in Literature (A Beka, Third edition ONLY) Rather than buy the books new, I have found many used copies on Amazon in acceptable condition.
Novels: To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee) and Emma (by Jane Austen)
Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $420 per year/$42 per month
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Spotlight on American Ethos (HS American Literature w/Composition course)
Teacher: Pam Shaffer
Description: (A High School English Credit Course) This literature course will explore various American literary works and their themes from the Early National Period to the Modernist Movement.  Students will be taught the value and practice of interpreting literary works. Through reading, lectures, class discussion and assignments students will discover how literary works are a reflection of and comment on the culture, and the social, moral, political and philosophical issues of the period in which they were written. And yet, each of the pieces still has importance, influence and impact today.  Argumentation and oral/written literary analysis is incorporated into this course.
Some of the literary works we will be studying are:   Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Herman Melville: Billy Budd; Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin; John Steinbeck: The Pearl; Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and short stories by Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen Crane.
Text: A complete list of required books will be provided at enrollment/prior to the start of the school year; books should be the complete and unabridged literary work. Students will need to have a copy of each book at the appropriate time during the course. 
Supplemental Reading Material: These items will be provided to students throughout the school year.
Copy Fee: $22.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS Writing and Grammar I
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:  Recommended for students in the 9th grade and up; students should have completed at least one year of formal grammar and writing studies. Using techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and Format Writing, students will develop an organized, creative writing style. Grammar will be applied to writing paragraphs and essays in order to develop correct and varied sentence structure. Writing assignments include different formats such as process, cause and effect, and persuasive styles in order to prepare students for later high school and college composition classes. Many writing assignments will be research-oriented beginning with paragraphs and then essays of various lengths. Class will also include lessons in outlining, condensing, source citing, and avoiding unintentional plagiarism. A variety of high school vocabulary words will also be studied.
Text: Format Writing by Frode Jensen (2006, ISBN# 1886061297)
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS Writing and Grammar II
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Prerequisite: High School Writing and Grammar or comparable course (final grade of 85% or better)
Description:  This course is recommended for older high school students with several years of formal writing experience. Using techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and Along These Lines, students will develop an organized, creative writing style. Writing assignments incorporate an abundance of research in addition to formats such as process, description, cause and effect, and persuasion. Class will also include lessons in outlining, condensing, source citing, and avoiding plagiarism. Additionally, students will evaluate and respond to persuasive articles to help prepare for the new SAT style writing. This course will continue to review the basics of grammar and mechanics, and significant time will be spent on varied sentence structure. Vocabulary studies will also be a major focus of the class.
Text: Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Short Version by Sherrie L. Nist (2009, ISBN-10: 1591941946)
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Rethinking the British Literary Canon (a HS British Literature Course w/Composition)
Teacher: Pam Shaffer
Description: (A High School English Credit Course) Students often ask, “Why is this book required reading? Why do I have to read something that was written SO LONG ago?” With this course they will read and discusses literary selections from the past - the Old English, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Victorian, Edwardian, Modern and Post-Modern periods - with the expectation that they will come to recognize the answer to these very questions for themselves. The literary pieces will come alive as they identify and examine the works for thematic elements, context and what these imply about human nature. What students may think of as old, dead works will breathe fresh, contemporary thought and study.  Students will be asked to present oral arguments during class discussion as well as write character/literary analysis essays.
Some of the literary selections covered in this course are:  Beowulf; Shakespeare’s Macbeth; Milton’s Paradise Lost; Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe; H.G. Wells’ Time Machine; C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters and Orwell’s 1984.
Text: A complete list of required books will be provided at enrollment/prior to the start of the school year; books should be the complete and unabridged literary work. Students will need to have a copy of each book at the appropriate time during the course.
Supplemental Reading Material: These items will be provided to students throughout the school year.
Copy Fee: $22.00 per student
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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Masterpieces from Around the World (a HS World Literature w/ Composition course)
Teacher: Pam Shaffer
Description: (A High School English Credit Course) Students will study a variety of literary works - drama, epic poetry, and novels - that have a readership and impact beyond their original language and cultural area, thereby offering a cross-cultural perspective of literature. Students will be afforded a glimpse into foreign lands over a range of historical periods. They will see how these great literary works transcend time – that the themes and ideas are still VERY relevant today.  Students will discover that these world masterpieces gain in translation.  Meaning, these literary pieces inspire, enrich and can take on new meanings at different times and in different places.  These works are able to adapt themselves to and acquire meaning in different cultures – they are MASTERPIECES!!  Students will be asked to present oral arguments during class discussion as well as write character/literary analysis essays.
Some of the literary works we will be studying are:  The Epic of Gilgamesh; Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment; Victor Hugo: Les Miserables; Ibsen: A Doll’s House; Rand: Anthem; Virgil: The Aeneid
Text: A complete list of required books will be provided at enrollment/prior to the start of the school year; books should be the complete and unabridged literary work. Students will need to have a copy of each book at the appropriate time during the course. 
Supplemental Reading Material: These items will be provided to students throughout the school year.
Copy Fee:  $22.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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College Preparatory Writing
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
NOTE: Placement will be confirmed based on writing samples submitted along with registration forms.
Recommended for high school seniors or advanced juniors, students who register for this class should possess two or more years of formal writing and grammar experience. Using the resources designed by the Institute for Excellence in Writing and early college-level assignments, this class will offer a variety of writing experiences. It will also introduce specific tips for the writing portion of the SAT essay exam. Paper planning and polishing will be stressed through specific lessons in creativity and style. To help the student prepare for college-level classes, skills in outlining, note-taking, and overall essay construction will be taught. A thorough review of writing mechanics (punctuation, grammar, etc.) will be conducted as well. Vocabulary words will be taken from SAT study guides (approximately 100 words for the year).
Text: The Blue Book of Punctuation and Grammar by Jane Straus (10th edition, 2008) plus writing textbook TBA
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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SCIENCE & HEALTH COURSES
   
Apologia General Science
Teacher: Stephanie York
Description: The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Students will participate in discussions, interactive note taking, experiments, and dissections.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile 
Copy/Lab fee:  $60 per student per year ($30 copy fee/$30 lab fee)
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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Apologia Physical Science  (two sections available)
Teacher: Stephanie York
Description:  This course gives an introduction to such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, physics of motion, gravity, Newton’s Laws, light, sound, and astrophysics.  Students will participate in discussions of the information presented in the module, compile an interactive notebook, and perform lab experiments throughout the year.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation through Physical Science (2nd Edition)
Copy/Lab/Supply Fee: $60 per student per year ($30 copy fee/$30 lab fee)
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Biology
Teacher:
Description: Exploring Creation with Biology is a course that will demonstrate the complexity and wonder of God’s creation through a comprehensive introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Students will learn about the study of life by exploring bacteria, fungi, chemistry, cellular function, genetics, ecosystems, and much more! Classes will consist of interactive lectures and experiments.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd  edition), with accompanying solutions manual recommended for parents.
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: $60.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Chemistry
Teacher: Carrie Woolfolk
Description: Chemistry is a math-based science of reactions between substances and the factors that become affected by those reactions.  The students will not only learn about a variety of chemical topics, but also use their knowledge through laboratory experiments and class projects with presentations.  This class will be taught from a pure creation perspective, focusing on the intricacies of God's perfectly created interactions.  Additionally, students will learn how to refute old earth theories. 
Pre-requisite: Algebra I
Text: Prentice Hall Chemistry, ISBN 0131152629 (any version)  These are available inexpensively on Amazon.com   Be sure to click on "used" since the new price is much higher.
Lab Fee: $50.00 per student per year
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Forensics/Anatomy
Teacher:  Carrie Woolfolk
Description: This class will introduce you to the fascinating world of forensics and crime scene investigation, incorporating biology, chemistry, research skills, and laboratory methods, as well as introduce an ample amount of anatomy topics.  The course outside of class will be reading and writing intensive, but class time will focus around the experiments, including a rat dissection and crime scene analyses.  The subject matter of this class will be concentrated on learning the techniques God has given us to fight for justice for the innocent.  (We will not discuss extremely sensitive matters, such as rapes or any crimes having to do with children) 
Text: Forensics for Dummies by D.P. Lyle, MD (ISBN:0-7645-5580-4), Wiley Publishing Inc, 2004
    Death’s Acre by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, (ISBN:0-425-19832-4), Berkley Books, 2003
Lab Fee: $50.00 per student per year
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Advanced Biology
Teacher: 
Description: Advanced Biology is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have already completed a high school biology course. This course will guide students through an in-depth study of the many bodily systems which function together to sustain the human body. Some of these bodily systems include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, endocrine and digestive systems. Classes will consist of interactive lectures as well as labs. This course will explore the design of the human body that is undeniably “fearfully and wonderfully made!”
Text: Apologia’s The Human Body Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Dr. Jay L. Wile and Marilyn M. Shannon
Lab/Copy Fee: $60 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Ecology/Oceanography
Teacher:  Stephanie York
Description:  From CBD.com "Dive beneath the ocean waves and explore habitats on dry land as you learn about caring for God's amazing world! Combining two books from the Wonder of Creation series, this challenging, fact-filled course provides a colorful study of oceans, ecology, and stewardship. Includes two hardcover student textbooks and lesson plans with reproducible work sheets and quizzes."   Course will be supplemented with a variety of resources for a fun high school science credit!
Text: Master Book's Intro to Oceanography & Ecology Pack (available on CBD.com)
Lab/Copy Fee: TBA
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Bible Courses and Electives

MS Bible - Bible Literacy for Middle Schoolers
Teacher: Jerry Varner
Description:  Biblical literacy has been on the decline for the past generation. This class seeks to give middle school students tools they need to develop an appreciation, understanding, and conviction about the Bible. Students will learn about its origin, its authenticity, and it’s content. But beyond that, students will have lots of hands-on experiences to help them bring the Bible to life in a way that is understandable and connective to their lives.
Text: Bible,  Supplemental text TBD
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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HS Bible - Biblical Worldview and World Religions
Teacher: Jerry Varner
Description: This class will teach high school students about the birth of the Church in Acts, the growth (and trials) of the Church through Paul’s letters, the condition of the Church in modern times, and the future of the Church as we look at the book of Revelation. Students will come away with a better understanding of who we as the Church are called to be, what we believe, and the roles we are to play in the world.
Text: Bible, Supplemental text TBD
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES
 

Spanish I
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description: This is a first year high school level class for students who have not yet studied the Spanish language or have little knowledge. We will learn skills like basic conversation, reading, grammar, writing, and also learn about Spanish cultures.  This class meets two times a week.
Text: BJU Spanish 1 Student Text, Test Booklet, and Activity Manual
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Spanish II
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description: This high school level course is for students who have completed Spanish 1 with an A or B. This intermediate class will pickup where Spanish I left off and will advance and improve conversation, reading, grammar, and writing skills.  This class meets two times a week.
Text: BJU Spanish 2 Student Text, Test Booklet, and Activity Manual
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Spanish III
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description: This course will start with a review of the grammar already learned in Spanish I and II. We will continue to build upon what was already learned and study more in depth the Spanish cultures, history, and practice conversation skills.  This class meets two times a week.
Text: BJU Spanish 3 Student Text, Test Booklet, and Activity Manual
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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ARTS and ELECTIVES       

Multimedia Visual Art Classes for Middle and High Schoolers
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Description: All levels of artistic talent welcome! Individual instruction is an important part of
this class !
Talent is given by God. Our gift to Him is fulfilling it…This course is designed for students who desire further study in the fine arts field. Emphasis will be made on eveolving old and new techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging. Media to be covered: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, tempera, specialty paper and clay. Students will study art movements and recreate famous works of art.  Artist grade materials are used for most projects. During the school year, students work on 5 independent projects of their choice. Curriculum includes studying and recreating famous works of art.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  Please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson with any questions. Artz.maryj@verizon.net
Supply Fee:  $35.00 per student per year includes all art supplies.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Fundamentals of Photography and Photoshop
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description:  This course will help students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography and photoshop. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photoshop for post-processing. Students will receive instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes at the beginning of each class.  They will be allowed to go outside and photograph assignments, based on what they are learning.  The most useful part of classroom instruction will be weekly reviews/critique of photographs students have taken the previous week. This promotes understanding of what makes a successful photograph and what does not.
At the end of this course you will:
~Know how to use various features of the camera to have creative control of your photographs
~Be able to decide what type of lighting to use in a given situation to produce optimum results.
~See how photographic composition can impact a photograph
~Understand how to use Photoshop to enhance the overall appearance of images
Text/Supplies: No required text. Must have DSLR camera, a laptop that can be brought to class and access to Photoshop or subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud
Copy fee:  $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month