CLASSES



HIGH SCHOOL
Physical Science (8th-9th)
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Forensics/Anatomy

Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calculus
Statistics/Probability
 

HS Bible
SAT Prep

Leadership Development


JK - 1st
Art
PE/Games

1st - 2nd
Science
Social Studies

3rd - 4th
Science
History/Soc Studies

2nd - 4th
Art
PE/Games

3rd - 6th
Elementary Spanish



JK – 1st Grade
JK – 1st Grade ArtZ Academy
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2013-2014, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:  Every class will be filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge.  We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so that they can have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course will cover a variety of projects including acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We will also study and recreate famous works of art.  Students will discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style. Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! All supplies included!        “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  10 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per student
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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JK – 1st PE/Games
Teacher:  Kristy Cope
Description:  This class can best be described as play with a purpose.  Using fun and engaging physical activities students will learn healthy lifestyle concepts as well as character training in patience, fairness, sportsmanship, and sharing.  When permitted, students will learn group games outside while at other times learn and participate in games inside that focus on motor skills and cognition development.
Maximum:  10 students
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Classes

1st – 2nd Grade Social Studies/History
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  This class will introduce your child to fundamental concepts related to geography, economics, and culture within the context of American History. We will explore American culture in colonial times from Jamestown to the War for Independence. The text features colorful illustrations and discussions of colonial farming, shop-keeping, clothing, and also interesting information about kings and queens in Europe at the time. We will include many hands-on projects to go along with the curriculum. History is presented within a biblical worldview.
Maximum:  12 students
Text:  BJU Heritage Studies 2, Student text and Student NOTEBOOK - each student will need their own copy of the accompanying notebook packet.
Copy/Supply Fee: $10 per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Science
Teacher:  Alicia Collins
Description:  From the website, “Develop an appreciation for science in your youngest students! Experiments, photographs, and easy-to-understand text provides an introduction to the senses, weather, seasons, healthy, animals, matter, sound, space, plants, and physics."
Maximum:  12 students
Text: BJU Science 2  Text, Activity Manual and Tests (tests optional)
Supply/Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Classes

3rd – 4th Grade Social Studies/History
Teacher:  Karyn Sisson
Description:  This class will lead your student through the story of America from the framing of the Constitution to the Civil War, and on to the westward expansion. The text uses both a chronological and topical approach. It covers topics from United States and World history, geography, cultural studies, government, and economics. We will include many hands-on projects to go along with the curriculum. History is presented within a biblical worldview.
Maximum:  12 students
Text:  BJU Heritage Studies 3, Student Text, Student Notebook  and Student Worktext - students will need all three components for the class
Copy/Supply Fee:  $10 per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Science
Teacher:  Alicia Collins
Description:  Your student will learn about topics such as animals, matter, energy, sound, the earth, the solar system, and our skin. BJU Science 3 has many pictures and illustrations as well as easy to understand text making each subject easier to understand. Class time will be used for discussions and many hands-on activities.
Maximum:  12 students
Text: BJU Science 3 Student Text, Activity Manual and Tests (tests optional)
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition: $320 per year/$32 per month
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3rd – 6th Grade Elementary Spanish
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description:  The Fun class- it’s just that- Fun!  We will learn the basics of the Spanish language through songs, activities, and class participation. Each student will receive a CD series to study the language at home. Families will be able to learn along with their students.
Text:  La Clase Divertida
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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2nd – 4th Grade Classes

2nd – 4th Grade ArtZ Academy
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2013-2014, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:  Every class will be filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge.  We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so that they can have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course will cover a variety of projects including acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We will also study and recreate famous works of art.  Students will discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style. Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun!  All supplies included. 
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per students
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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2nd – 4th PE/Games
Teacher:  Kristy Cope
Description:  This class can best be described as play with a purpose.  Using fun and engaging physical activities students will learn healthy lifestyle concepts as well as character training in patience, fairness, sportsmanship, and sharing.  When permitted, students will learn group games outside while at other times learn and participate in games inside that focus on motor skills and cognition development.
Maximum:  12 students
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Classes

5th – 6th Grade Reading and Literature
Teacher:  Stephanie York
Description: Students will read a variety of character-building stories as well as classical literature selections from which biblical principles are drawn. Emphasis will be on literary elements, higher-level thinking skills, and vocabulary enrichment.  Reading selections include samples from classic authors, Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Browning.
Text: BJU Press Reading 6 Student Text, 2nd Edition and BJU Press Reading 6 Student Worktext, 2nd Edition
Novels:  TBA
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Writing and Grammar
Teacher:  Stephanie York
Description:  :  For grammar, students will begin with simple concepts (subject/predicate) and build from there.  Students will learn the parts of speech, how to diagram, and will dig deeper to explore concepts such as independent and dependent clauses, direct and indirect objects, predicate adjectives, etc.  Students will utilize the IEW approach to writing and they learn how to write different types of paragraphs and apply the principles of IEW. 
Text: Growing with Grammar Level 6, Student Manual
   Growing with Grammar Level 6, Student Workbook
    Digging into Diagramming, Student Workbook
    IEW Student Writing Intensive B:  Notebook and Packet ONLY ($19)
         Growing with Grammar can be ordered at www.growingwithgrammar.com
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Science
Teacher:  Alicia Collins
Description:  We will learn about the world God created for us while looking at it through a Biblical lens. Rocks, weather, fossils, sound and light, ecosystems, matter and heat, and biomes are a few of the topics we will explore. Class time will be used for discussion, review and hands-on learning activities.
Text: BJU Science 5 Text, Activity Manual and Tests
Supply/Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade History
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  This year students will embark on a journey through history beginning with Pentacost through the Printing Press in the Middle Ages. Studies will include geography, alignment with Bible truths, relevant world history, government, economics and culture are all presented to help better understand the humanity's heritage. Through this study, students will learn to sequence events, summarize data, make predictions, identify sources of information, and formulate opinions with lots of hands on activities!  By the end of the year, each student will have their own timeline/notebook for the entire time period we study!
Text: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 and Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Supply/Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th Grade and UP ArtZ Academy
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2013-2014, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:  Every class will be filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge.  We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so that they can have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course will cover a variety of projects including acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We will also study and recreate famous works of art.  *New for this year-Each artist will have the opportunity to work on individual projects during class and an acrylic painting from their own image! Students will discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style. Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! Most art supplies are provided for each class.  “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per student
Tuition: $370 per year/$37 per month
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3rd – 6th Grade Elementary Spanish
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description:  The Fun class- it’s just that- Fun!  We will learn the basics of the Spanish language through songs, activities, and class participation. Each student will receive a CD series to study the language at home. Families will be able to learn along with their students.
Text:  La Clase Divertida
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition: $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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6th – 7th Grade Math
Teacher:  Denise Barisano
Description:   This twice per week class will continue the study of fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, ratios, rounding, estimating, exponents, signed numbers, square roots, surface area, volume, and proportions.  Students will learn through incremental development of new concepts and continual review of old material in preparation for pre-algebra.
Text:  Saxon Math 76, 4th edition, ISBN -1591413338 or ISBN-13 9781591413332 (Home Study Kit to include textbook, tests, worksheets)
Copy Fee:  $3 per student per year
Tuition:  $495 per year/$49.50 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Classes

7th – 8th Grade World History
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  This unit study will lead students on a journey through time from Pentacost through the Middle Ages.  The Christian perspective is the thread that connects the past to the present in this fascinating narrative of world history, teaching students to recognize the hand of God in human events.  All reading will be accompanied by numerous hands on activities. Colorful maps provide students with a geographic setting for historical events; each student will create their own time line that will help them place events in the chronology of world history.
Text:  Mystery of History Volume 2
Supply/Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade American History through Literature
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  By reading action packed novels, students will learn about American History from the time of Exploration through the Civil War.  By grounding the first hand stories with workbook activities and creating their own detailed notebook/timelines, this will be a complete course chalked full of the history of our great nation!  We will read approximately 8, age appropriate novels throughout the year.
Text: The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers AND The Story of the U.S. A., Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its Problems both by Franklin Esher, Jr.  
Required Novels:  The World of Columbus and Sons by Genevieve Foster
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
George Washington’s Socks  by Elvira Woodruff
The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Optional – Mr. Lincoln’s High Tech War by Thomas Allen and Roger MacBride Allen
Supply/Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Civics/Geography
Teacher:  Denise Barisano
Description:   In the civics portion of the class, students will study how our local, state, and federal governments work and how citizenship responsibilities can be exercised.  Students will also learn about world geography through games, projects, and fun-filled activities.
Text: Land of Fair Play, Christian Liberty Press, 2nd Edition; Rand McNally Classroom Atlas, 2012 edition
Supply/Copy Fee: $10 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Literature
Teacher:  Stephanie York
Description:   Students will learn the foundational concepts necessary for the study and appreciation of literature while applying scriptural principles to the analysis of an author’s ideas. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills as they observe the strengths of good writing and evaluate various techniques and themes of Christian and non-Christian writers.  Students will read literary works from a variety of genres and cultures. They will be taught not only to appreciate literature for its creative and aesthetic qualities, but also to study the themes and moral tone of each work, carefully evaluating those elements in light of biblical truth.
Text:  Excursions in Literature, Student Text, 3rd Edition, BJU Press
  Jabberwocky Poetry Studies for Junior High, Living Books Press
        Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition, Level C by Jerome Shostak, 2005 (ISBN 0821571087) (http://www.amazon.com/Sadlier-Oxford-Vocabulary-Workshop-Level-C/dp/0821571087 or http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/0821571087/page-1/)
Novels:  Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins, BJU Press and other novels TBD
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Writing/Grammar
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram
Description:   Designed for grades 7-8, this class starts with basic composition essentials for those with little experience in writing or grammar. Grammar lessons begin with the parts of speech and sentence types. Later lessons focus on applying grammar in writing assignments to introduce lessons in style and variety. Students will gain practice with a variety of paragraph formats including comparison, example, process, and research before beginning essays. Institute for Excellence in Writing key wording skills will be taught for research paragraphs and reports. Outlining will be taught in correlation to essay design and organization; students will practice a variety of graphic organizer formats.
Text:  Shurley Grammar Level 7 student text book (ISBN# - 978-1-881940-20-3) and practice book (ISBN # - 978-1-58561-097-6) *instructional CD may also be purchased by parents
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition: $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Advanced Writing/Grammar
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram
Description:   Designed for returning or advanced middle schoolers, this course will work at a faster pace than the basic class. We will continue our focus on different essay types including description, example, cause and effect, and process. Research skills will be strengthened through various research methods including key wording, paraphrasing, outlining, and summarizing. Several research essays and presentations will be assigned. Grammar and mechanics will be covered using the Shurley book, and this course will also include two literature-based units of assigned reading, vocabulary, and book-related research portfolios. Those books will be My Side of the Mountain and Tuck Everlasting.
Text:  Both novels and Shurley Grammar Level 7 student text book (ISBN# - 978-1-881940-20-3) and practice book (ISBN # - 978-1-58561-097-6) *instructional CD may also be purchased by parents
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade 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 and hands on experiments.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile
Lab Fee: $15.00 per student per year   
Copy fee:  $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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8th – 9th Grade Physical Science
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. The text is written in conversational style making science concepts easy to understand and fun to discuss. Students will participate in lively discussions of the information presented in the module and perform lab experiments throughout the year.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation through Physical Science (2nd Edition)
Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Lab/Supply Fee:  $15 per student per year
Tuition:  $395.00/yr ($39.50/mo)
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6th – 7th Grade Math
Teacher:  Denise Barisano
Description:   This twice per week class will continue the study of fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, ratios, rounding, estimating, exponents, signed numbers, square roots, surface area, volume, and proportions.  Students will learn through incremental development of new concepts and continual review of old material in preparation for pre-algebra.
Text:  Saxon Math 76, 4th edition, ISBN -1591413338 or ISBN-13 9781591413332 (Home Study Kit to include textbook, tests, worksheets)
Copy Fee:  $3 per student per year
Tuition:  $490 per year/$49 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Teacher:  Denise Barisano
Description:   This is a full pre-algebra course and an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics.  Students will review fractions, decimals, prime and composite numbers and be introduced to exponents, square roots, algebraic phrases, probability, and much more.  This course will prepare the student for Algebra I.
Text:  Saxon Algebra 1/2 with softcover test booklet and softcover answer key - Homeschool version. (Homeschool Kit recommended)
Copy Fee:  $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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5th Grade and UP ArtZ Academy
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2013-2014, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:  Every class will be filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge.  We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so that they can have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course will cover a variety of projects including acrylic and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We will also study and recreate famous works of art.  *New for this year-Each artist will have the opportunity to work on individual projects during class and an acrylic painting from their own image! Students will discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style. Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! Most art supplies are provided for each class.  “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per student
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Preparing for Spanish 1
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description:   This class is for students from grades 6th-8th. We will learn the basics of Spanish and get the class ready for high school Spanish courses. We will learn to speak,read and write in a basic level. Students will be introduced to some Spanish grammar.
TEXT:  Spanish is Fun  ISBN# 0-87720-140-4 2nd edition
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per year per student
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Bible
Teacher:  Jerry Varner
Description:   If you could see the cross section of a middle school brain as it develops, you'd see some astounding growth happening. One of the most important changes during this time is the new ability to think critically. These young minds are now far more interested in the "why" behind the "what". Middle School Bible will guide students through the Bible, teaching them key things like origin, background, context, and reliability to name a few. This class will help build and strengthen the foundation of basic Biblical understanding.
Text:  The Complete Guide To the Bible by Stephen Miller
Supply/Copy Fee: $10 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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High School Courses

English
HS World Literature Survey & Analysis (recommended prerequisite for upper level literature classes)
Teacher: Stephanie York
Description:  The purpose of this course is to equip students to handle literature, to think and write about what they read.  It is intended to be an entry level class to prepare students for higher level literature classes and/or for students whom could use reinforcement in the foundational areas of literature study.  Students will learn about the tools authors utilize to influence readers, such as allusion, symbols, and irony.  Characterization and setting will be examined to see how it influences the tone and mood of the story.   Students will read and annotate a variety of short stories from various time periods and cultures and respond to what they have read.  Novel studies will also be included.
Text: Windows to the World:  An Introduction to Literary Analysis by Lesha Myers  (Student book only)  and Words Aptly Spoken: Short Stories An Introduction to Short Story Classics Jen Greenholt, 2nd edition
Copy Fee:  $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS American Literature/Composition
Teacher:  Pam Shaffer
Description: Students will explore the development of American styles, themes and author’s worldview through reading short stories, poems, and the following novels: Jack London: Call of the Wild; Mark Twain: Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Edgar Allen Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher; Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin; Steinbeck: The Pearl; Melville: Billy Budd and Schaefer’s Shane.  The writing portion will focus on learning to annotate a story, writing an effective essay, writing a literary analysis/book critique. Oral presentation skills will be included with this course.  We will study some well known speeches, including Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, during this phase of the course.  
Text: The following is a TENTATIVE reading list:
   Jack London:  The Call of the Wild (ISBN:  1-59308-002-0)
   Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (ISBN:  1-59308-068-9)
   Edgar Allen Poe:  The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (ISBN 0-451-530331-4)
   Harriet Beecher Stowe:  Uncle Tom’s Cabin (ISBN:  1-59308-121-9)
   John Steinbeck:  The Pearl (ISBN:  978-0-14-017737-4)
   Herman Melville:  Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales (ISBN:  1-59308-253-3)
   Jack W. Schaefer:  Shane (ISBN:  978-0-553-27110-2)
   Note:  The above listed ISBN numbers are provided for suggested book editions.  The books for this class must be the complete, unabridged literary work.  Other reading materials for the class will be distributed to students throughout the school year.  Students are asked to have a copy of each required book at the appropriate time.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS World Literature/Composition
Teacher:  Pam Shaffer
Description:  Juniors and seniors will explore several well known literary works through a chronological approach to world literature.  The class will begin with the reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh, cover such classics as Homer’s The Iliad, The Aeneid by Virgil, include works by Dante’ and von Goethe, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Henrik Isben’s play, “A Doll’s House,” and  finish with Alan Paton’s book, Cry the Beloved Country.  The composition instruction of this course will focus on writing literary analysis, précis’, character analysis, and worldview analysis. Vocabulary development will be integrated into the course.  Students will also be asked to present oral arguments during the year.
Text: The following is a TENTATIVE list:
     The Epic of Gilgamesh (ISBN: 978-0-14-044100-0/Penguin Classics)
Homer: The Iliad (ISBN:  0-14-044592-7/Penguin Classics)
Virgil:  The Aeneid (ISBN:  1-85326-263-3 Wordsworth Classics or
                                               ISBN: 0679729526 Vintage Classics)
Alighieri Dante:  Divine Comedy (The Inferno - ISBN: 0679642617)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:  The Tragedy of Faust (ISBN:  0385031149
  Translator: Walter Kaufman)
Fyodor Dostoevsky:  Crime and Punishment (ISBN: 0-553-21175-7)
Henrik Ibsen:  A Doll’s House (ISBN:  9781599869490 Publisher:  Filiquarian, 2006
                                                                  or ISBN:  0140441468 Translator:  Peter Watts)
Alan Paton:  Cry the Beloved Country (ISBN:  978-0-7432-6217-0)
Note:  The above listed ISBN numbers are provided for suggested book editions.
Students are required to have a copy of each required book at the appropriate time. Other reading material needed for this course will be distributed to students, as needed, throughout the school year.   
Copy Fee: $18.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS British Literature/Composition
Teacher:  Pam Shaffer
Description:  Students will read and discusses literature selections covering the eight literary periods: Old English, Middle English, Tudor, Stuart, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern. In addition to interpreting the literary pieces and examining literary elements, your student will be studying British literature in the light of biblical truth.  Some of the literary works that will be covered in this course are:  Beowulf; Canterbury Tales; Macbeth; Paradise Lost; Pilgrim’s Progress; Robinson Crusoe and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Text: BJP British Literature Student Text (2nd Edition)
         Daniel Defoe:  Robinson Crusoe (ISBN:  9780141439822/Penguin Classics)
         C.S. Lewis:  The Pilgrim’s Regress (ISBN:  0-8028-0641-4)
         John Milton:  Paradise Lost (9780199535743/Oxford University Press)
Students are asked to have a copy of each required book at the appropriate time.
Copy Fee: $13.50 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS Writing/Grammar
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram
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. SAT vocabulary words will also be studied.
Maximum:  12 students
Text:  Format Writing by Frode Jensen (ISBN# 1886061297)
Copy Fee: $30.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS Writing/Grammar 2 -- CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.  EMAIL IF INTERESTED.
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram
Prerequisite: High School Writing and Grammar (final grade of 85% or better)
Description:  This course is recommended for high school students in need of more writing practice. Using techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and Format Writing, students will develop an organized writing style. Vocabulary studies will also be a major focus of the class. This course will continue to review the basics of grammar and mechanics, and significant time will be spent on creative sentence structure (with lessons taken from Don and Jenny Killgallon's Grammar for High School). Writing assignments include 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.
Text: Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Short Version by Sherrie L. Nist (ISBN-10: 1591941946) Teacher will provide other handouts / resources.
Copy fee: $35 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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College Preparatory Writing
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram
Description:  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. Placement will be confirmed based on writing samples submitted to teacher. Using the College-Bound Student curriculum and resources designed by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, this class will offer an introduction to timed essays and specific tips for the writing portion of the SAT 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 Elegant Essay by Lesha Meyers (3rd edition)
The Blue Book of Punctuation and Grammar by Jane Straus (10th edition, 2008)
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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Social Studies

HS World History/Humanities I – Creation through the Renaissance – 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.  Because students will learn History and Literature from numerous sources and activities, their assessments and grades will be based on their notebooks, projects, activities, worksheets, and occasional tests.  Therefore, it is not necessary to purchase any test books for the following curriculum.  
Texts: BJU Grade 10 World History, 3rd Edition, Student Book A (Book B will be used in year 2)  If you purchase a used book, you will need to purchase a new Student Activities Book, it is included with a new text.   
Abeka World Literature, Third Edition. (Grade 10) – will be used two years .
Required books: Bible - chose a version you enjoy, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare   ( I recommend the "No Fear Shakespear" version), King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lancelyn Green (Can be found at www.christianbook.com
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $495per year/$49.50 per month
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HS World History/Humanities 2 – Exploration to Modern Day
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  This course is a continuation of Humanities 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. Humanities 2 will look at the Enlightened World, the European World, and the Modern World.  We will learn how the events of history have been ordained by God since Creation.  We will also read several works of literature that will enhance the learning of history.  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. 
Text: BJU Grade 10 World History, 3rd 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.)
Abeka World Literature, Third Edition. (Grade 10) – same book that was used in Humanities 1
Required books: Bible - chose a version you enjoy, Silas Marner by George Eliot, Sargeant York: Christian Encounter Series by John Perry, Animal Farm by George Orwell.  All can be found at www.christianbook.com.
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS 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 course will have an AP option available for an additional cost of $30 per year for extra materials.  It will prepare the students for the AP Exam and can be listed on their transcript as an AP class should you choose this option.  It will entail additional reading and writing than those students who do not choose this option.
Text: BJU Press United States History, Third Edition for all texts, Student Text, and Student Activity Book
Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $420 per year/$42 per month
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Economics/Government
Teacher:  Denise Barisano
Description: Economics: 15 units w/quizzes, 3 exams. Additional class projects and extra credit assignments will also be given. The curriculum is Christian-based and covers economic history of the U.S., economic terms and issues, Biblical teaching on money and finance, and national and world economies. A field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank is scheduled in the fall.  Government: : 15 units w/quizzes, 3 exams. Additional class projects and extra credit assignments will also be given. The curriculum is Christian-based and focuses on our government’s beginnings and development, the purpose, structure and function of American government, the Constitution, and other government models. A field trip to the State Capitol during General Assembly is scheduled for February.
Text: Exploring Economics (Ray Notgrass), Stewardship of God’s Riches (Notgrass), Exploring Government(Ray Notgrass), We Hold These Truths (Notgrass)
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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Math

Algebra I
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description:  This twice a week class covers basic Algebra I including graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, solving rational equations, and graphing quadratic functions.  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!
Text: BJU Algebra I, 2nd edition textbook and tests are required.  The teacher book is highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.
Copy Fee: $3 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
Text: BJU Algebra 2, Second Edition textbook and tests are required. The teacher books are highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.
Copy Fee:  $3 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 once 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 for $5
Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $470.00 per year/$47 per month for once a week class, $495.00 per year/ $49.50 per month for twice a week class
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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, CD-Roms, and answer key.  The teacher has lowered normal tuition to help parents cover the cost of the CD-Roms.
Copy Fee: $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $420.00 per year/$42 per month
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Statistics and Probability
Teacher:  Tracy Francis
Description:  This course will utilize a self teaching text book that is facilitated by the teacher.  It will to help prepare students for a college Statistics course and provide an additional high school math credit.  Topics covered in the book Life of Fred: Statistics  are: Descriptive Statistics (averages, measures of dispersion, types of distributions), Probability, Bayes Theorem, From a Given Population Determine What Samples Will Look Like (7 tests), Techniques of Sampling, From a Given Sample Determine What the Population Was (14 tests), Determine Whether Two Given Samples Came From the Same Population (15 tests), Working With Three or More Samples (10 tests), Emergency Statistics Guide, Regression Equations, Field Guide, 16 Tables.
Text:  Life of Fred Statistics text and answer key
Copy Fee:  $5 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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SAT Prep
Teacher: Tracy Francis and Stephanie York
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.   A 4-hour workshop entitled “Beat the Clock” by Janice Campbell of Everyday Education is also included in tuition.  The Fall Session will finish right before the December SAT testing date and the Spring Session will be completed right before the May SAT testing date.
Text: The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN 978-0-87447-852-5);
Up Your Score:  The Underground Guide to the SAT  (ISBN 978-0761168843)
Tuition Fee: $250.00 per semester course/$50.00 per month
(Fall Session payable Aug-Dec and Spring Session payable Jan-May)
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Science

8th – 9th Grade Physical Science
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. The text is written in conversational style making science concepts easy to understand and fun to discuss. Students will participate in lively discussions of the information presented in the module and perform lab experiments throughout the year.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation through Physical Science (2nd Edition)
Copy/Lab/Supply Fee: $45 per student per year
Tuition:  $395.00/yr ($39.50/mo)
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Biology
Teacher:  Teresa Krebs
Description: This course will cover the following topics:  The scientific method, microscopy, dissection, survey and classification of five kingdoms in Creation, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, ecosystems, and evolution from a Creationist perspective.
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.
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: $60.00 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
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: $60.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495 .00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Physics
Teacher:  Judy Carboni
Description: Students will build on basic physical science principles by exploring in-depth, the nature and characteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter.  Experimentation, analysis of data, use of reasoning and logic will aid in learning of principles.  Focus will be on gaining a conceptual understanding of physics systems, developing a problem-solving methodology and applying mathematical principles.  Experiments and demos will be performed allowing students to experience concepts in action.Students will also gain a perspective of how physics principles are applied in technological applications in everyday life. (ex., aviation, navigation, power generation, sports, optics, medical/biological, and careers in technology)
Text: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, published by Apolgia Educational Ministries
Copy/Lab/Supply Fee: $50.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $520.00 per year/$52.00 per month
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Foreign Language

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:  $20 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:  $20 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:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Electives

HS Bible
Teacher: Jerry Varner
Description:  In our society today, everyone's view is seen as true. It doesn't seem to matter what you believe as long as you're sincere. But how are we helping high school students prepare for the world where their "truth" is just another good option? Students who have taken this class over the years tell us that it has been incredibly helpful as they interact with others of various faiths and worldviews. Students will learn the basic truths of a wide variety of world religions, faiths, and belief systems and how they compare with the teachings of Jesus.
Text:  So What's the Difference? by Fritz Ridenour & one other TBD
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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SAT Prep
Teacher: Tracy Francis and Stephanie York
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.   A 4-hour workshop entitled “Beat the Clock” by Janice Campbell of Everyday Education is also included in tuition.  The Fall Session will finish right before the December SAT testing date and the Spring Session will be completed right before the May SAT testing date.
Text: The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN 978-0-87447-852-5);
Up Your Score:  The Underground Guide to the SAT  (ISBN 978-0761168843)
Tuition Fee: $250.00 per semester course/$50.00 per month
(Fall Session payable Aug-Dec and Spring Session payable Jan-May)
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Leadership Development - Discovering Your Calling (12 wk course)
Teacher: Elise Stanfield
Description:  We all have gifts and talents.  We all have purpose.  We all have desires, dreams and vision.  How can we put that into words and discover/uncover who God wants us to not only be, but the PATH He wants us to follow for HIS purposes by using the gifts and talents he gave us?  This fun-filled class will provide the opportunity for students to better understand who God created them to be, what their gifts and talents are and how God puts a passion in our heart to fulfill His purpose for His glory.  Beginning with a biblically based personality assessment called the PEP(tm), the students will then begin to identify their core values by creating a mission statement whereby enabling focus and direction. 
Then developing a vision of where each student uniquely feels God calling them toward.  We will end with the students completing a team project utilizing all of their learnings and discuss how God shows up along the way!  **Please note:  Assigned on the first day of class will be an online assessment (Path Element Profile) that will cost $25 and is already included in the Copy/Supply/Book fee.
Text: Will be purchased by teacher.  Fee must be submitted at Orientation or earlier to allow teacher time to purchase.  (cost included in supply/copy fee)
Copy/Supply/Book Fee:  $45 per student (fee can be divided into two payments--$20 due at Orientation and the remainder due the first class date, September 9th)
Tuition Fee: $200.00 per semester course/$40.00 per month
(Spring Session payable Jan-May)
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5th - 6th
Literature
Science
History/Social Studies
6th - 7th Math
Writing and Grammar
7th - 8th
Bible
General Science
American History thru Lit
Civics/Geography
World History
Pre-Algebra
Writing/Grammar
Adv Writing/Grammar
Literature
6th - 7th Math
Intro to Spanish (6th-8th)

Art (5th and Up)
Physical Science (8th-9th)



HIGH SCHOOL (cont'd)
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III

College Prepatory Writing
HS World Lit Survey (9th gr)World Literature
American Literature
British Literature
HS Writing/Grammar
HS Writing/Grammar 2

Government/Economics
American History
World History Humanities I
World History Humanities II


Important Note:  Parents are responsible to acquire textbooks
unless otherwise noted in the course description.
2013-2014 Courses