Midlothian Location
CLASSES



HIGH SCHOOL
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Survey of Astronomy (8th up)

Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calculus

World History Government/Economics

Photography/Photoshop
MS/HS Art
Photography To Art

1st - 2nd
1-2 Science
1-2 History/Soc Stu
1-2 Language Arts
1-2 Art

3rd - 4th
3-4 Science
3-4 History
3-4 Language Arts
3-4 Art

5th - 6th
5-6 Writing/Grammar
5-6 Literature
5-6 Science
5-6 History
5-6 Art


1st – 2nd Grade Classes
1st – 2nd Grade Social Studies
Teacher: Kristin Brown
Description:  We will use BJU Heritage Studies to begin to look at American culture in colonial times from the early settlers to the American Revolution. We will and discuss and have hands on learning about life during this time farming, shop keeping, and clothing. We will also learn what was happening with kings and queens in Europe at the time. World Geography, mapping skills, important Americans of this timeframe will all be discussed during the year. Most reading will be completed at home, while discussion, activities and games will be done during class time to complement and enhance your study at home.
Text:  BJU Heritage Studies 2 Student Text and Workbook
Copy/Supply Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Science
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:  We will be introduced and explore topics in science by reading age/grade level books on a variety oftopics. Topics will include weather, Earth & space, animals, plants and more.   All reading will be done at home, class time will be used to discuss and explore each topic in a hands-on way to deepen their understanding and increase their curiosity.  Any topic without a specific book will have hand-outs for reading at home. 
Text:  Usborne beginning readers: Weather, Planet Earth, How Flowers Grow, The Solar System, Night Animals, Reptiles, and Volcanoes
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Language Arts
Teacher:  Diane Stewart
Description:  "FUN WITH BOOKS!"
This class will be an exciting way for the students to be introduced to many types of books. We will read a different book in class each week, and learn about the characters and the story through fun crafts and projects done in class. This will lay the foundation for a love of reading and literature!
Books:  A variety of books will be used
Supply/Copy Fee: $10 per student per year
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:   Every class is 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 they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We also study and recreate famous works of art.  Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! 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:  12 students
Supply/Copy Fee:  $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Classes
3rd – 4th Grade History
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:  This year is going to focus on Virginia History, US Geograpy, and American Pioneers.  We will be using a variety of resources to learn more about mapping skills, our state, and those who went out to expand our country. We will use VA as a starting point to learn about geography, civics, and economics.  We will use real elections of 2016 to begin to understand the democratic process.  Reading will be completed at home and class time will be discussion, games and hands on projects to enhance your study at home.
Text:  The Star-Spangled Workbook, American Pioneer and Patriots, (Others will be added,
but have not be determined)
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Science
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description:  The 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, *quiz and test booklet optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $35 per student per year
Tuition: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Language Arts
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 learn a variety of writing, including descriptive, informative, and creative.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, tall tales, and a biography of their choice. We will incorporate in­class group activities, as well as projects to enhance the literature.
Text: Easy Grammar 3 Student Workbook
Novels: A Biography of choice, Indian and the Cupboard, My Side of the Mountain
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd-4th Grade Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description: Every class is 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 they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We also study and recreate famous works of art.  Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! 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:  12 students
Supply/Copy Fee:  $35.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Classes
5th – 6th Writing/Grammar
Teacher: Diane Stewart
Description: This class will continue to build on the solid foundation of paragraph construction. We will use IEW(Institute for Excellence in Writing) to focus on basic structures and approaches to writing. We will cover creative writing, as well as descriptive, persuasive and informative writing.  Grammar will include the parts of speech, and basic grammar rules. 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.  The goal is for every student to enjoy writing!
Text:  Junior Analytical Grammar
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th 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 the 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, historical fiction, and poetry. We will incorporate group activities, as well as projects to enhance the literature. (this will include a presentation from their biography of choice of a famous person).
Texts:  Biography of choice, Number the Stars, Hatchet, Island of the Blue Dolphins, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Science
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description:  This class will help your fifth and sixth grader learn more about many interesting science topics including:  minerals ,fossils, light, weather  ecosystems and the human body.  In class time we will seek to better understand God's world through class discussion, fun hands on activities and review games. The majority of reading and test taking will be done at home to save time in class for more interactive activities. Short quizzes may be given in class to keep the kids on target.
TEXT: Science 5 ,BJU PRESS 3rd edition, activity manual, **quiz and test booklet is optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $25.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade History - World History from Creation
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  This class will take learning to whole new level of fun and excitement!  Assuming
the role of an investigative reporter, students will research exciting historical events beginning with Creation followed by a special emphasis on Noah’s ark and the flood.  Throughout the six thousand years of history we will study students will also learn:
 who were the first emperors of China and Rome
 what discovery unlocked the secrets of a forgotten language
 how modern robotics had its roots in the tea dolls of Japan
 where Christians faced death for the entertainment of thousands
 why the languages of Greek and Hebrew were used to write the Bible
 and how the Age of Discovery meant wealth some, and the destruction of civilization for others.
The emphasis for learning will be that understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire each student to make history for themselves!
Text:  The Big Book of History by Laura Welch  ISBN:  0890516235
Noah’s Art, Thinking Outside the Box by Tim Lovett and Jon Taylor  ISBN: 0890515077
Accompanying DVD is optional and portions will be used in class
Supply/Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th - 6th Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description: Every class is 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 they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, sculpting, drawing, collaging and working with clay - to name a few.  We also study and recreate famous works of art.  Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! 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:  12 students
Supply/Copy Fee:  $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition: $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Classes
MS Language Arts
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:   Students will analyze, comprehend, and read a variety of literary texts. They will become familiar with literary terms and continue to develop writing skills and increase their vocabulary.  Students should have prior grammar and writing experience. They may want to take Writing & Grammar prior to or in conjunction with this course.
Novels (required): (Unabridged) Stories & Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children by Harold Bloom; Treasure Island by Robert Stevenson; A Day of Pleasure by Issac Singer; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens;  The Hobbit by Tolkein; My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell;  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Text:  Lightning Literature & Composition 2nd Edition by Elizabeth Kamath Student Workbook ISBN: 978-1-57896-236-5 Hewitt Homeschooling Resources
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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5th - 8th Virginia History/Social Studies
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description: This class will provide a comprehensive study of the state of Virginia from the earliest Native American tribes through the time of European settlers seeking riches 500 years ago, up to modern history.  Along the way we will learn the geography of our great state as well as a lot of interesting facts!  Each student will create an extensive lapbook full of information on our wonderful state.
Texts: (1)Virginia Native People by Karla Smith, ISBN 978-1-4034-0363-6; (2)Virginia History by Karla Smith, ISBN 978-1-4-34-0362-9.  (Please note that I will address any “time” discrepancies in class as pertains to the young earth theory)  (3) Virginia State History Lapbook by Cyndi Kinney and Judy Trout.  You may buy the Assembled Edition or the PDF Download which is much cheaper; however if you buy the PDF Download, you will need to print the ENTIRE download andbring to class as well as buy a few supplies.
All books are available at Christian Book Distributors.
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition: $370 per year/$37 per month
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General Science
Teacher: Kimberly McClure
Description: Apologia General Science offers students the opportunity to learn more about their scientific interests or finally discover that they might actually have a scientific interest. This course will provide an overview of the history of science, applied science, anthropology, geology, cellular life, the human body, and include scientific experimentation. In the words of Dr. Jay Wile, “Be prepared to be awed and amazed with what the Creator has made for you!”
Texts: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Lab/Copy Fee: TBD
Tuition: $370 per year/$37 per month
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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.  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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High School Courses
English
HS Literature I
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 – 13–2 43656–4) Rather than buy the book new, I have found many used copies on Amazon in good/acceptable condition.  Additional text may be added.
Novels:  To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee) and Emma (by Jane Austen)
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month

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 example, 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); other assignments/texts will be provided by the teacher using the copy fee
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) (Additional text may be added)
Copy fee: TBA (once text is determined)
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS World Literature & Composition
Teacher: Nancy Clendenon
Description:  It has been said that there is no completely original work of literature--stories grow out of other stories, literary works grow out of other literary works. Reading, then, allows us to participate in this Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries.  This English course will introduce students to a wide range of classic world literature from across time and across the globe, and these are the stories that are picked up, borrowed from, or retold in new ways again and again. These are works you will see alluded to in poems and book titles, in both Classical music and contemporary songs, in opera and theater, in visual art, and on our televisions and at the movies.  The more we are in on this intertextual dialogue--the conversation that has been going on between writers--the deeper and richer our experience will be as readers and watchers and listeners.   In this course, students will continue to develop skills and vocabulary in literary analysis, experience in critical reading, and practice in crafting thoughtful, well-structured writing.  Through essays, projects, oral presentations, and a variety of written responses, they will explore the social, cultural, national, and universal themes that make these works both timely and timeless.  The focus in this class is on college-ready skills in composition, analysis, and interpretation.  Some of our selections will ask that we, as Christians, grapple with the author’s views on life, its challenges, and its purpose.  We will also focus on composition basics such as citing sources, providing adequate evidence for our assertions, and structuring both shorter and longer essays, including timed ones. 
Text: Virgil: The Aeneid, Sophocles: Oedipus Rex and Antigone, Dante Alighieri:  The Inferno (edited by Robert Durling), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:  Faust (Kaufmann trans), William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare), Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics, Oliver Ready trans.), Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House, Franz Kafka:  The Metamorphosis, Albert Camus:  The Stranger, Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart,
A short story anthology, TBD.
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS British Literature & Composition
Teacher: Nancy Clendenon
Description:  This course serves as a survey of literature written by British authors from the 9th Century to the 20th Century.  This is a reading-intensive course (students are more than welcome to listen to books on audio if they prefer) and will cover many genres--novels, drama, poetry, non-fiction, short stories, and non-fiction prose.  Emphasis will be on college preparatory understanding of the tools of literary analysis, development of more sophisticated composition skills, and engagement with the historical, social and cultural events to which authors responded.  Through the course, students will gain an understanding of the major periods of literature in Great Britain:  the Anglo-Saxon period, the Medieval period, the Elizabethan period, the Restoration and 18th Century, the Romantic and Victorian periods of the 19th Century, and the Modern period.  Students will develop and improve reading, writing, and thinking skills through discussion in class as well as through close reading and written literary analysis.  I expect the class to be lively and fun, with plenty of opportunity for participation and a variety of modes of responding to what we read.
Text:  Works covered will likely include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, selections from The Canterbury Tales, selections from Paradise Lost, selections from Pilgrim’s Progress,
Macbeth, poetry by Herbert, Donne, and Shakespeare, possibly Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson
Crusoe, essays by Swift and Pope, poetry by Blake, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Shelley,
Coleridge, Landon, and Hemans, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre,
poetry by Tennyson, the Rosettis, and the Brownings, Alice in Wonderland, poetry by Yeats,
Eliot, and Walcott, short stories by Joyce, Lawrence, and Chesterton, Animal Farm, and
possibly Things Fall Apart.  College-ready composition skills will be a major focus, although
students will also have opportunities to respond to literature through art and technology.
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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Social Studies
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 and one guest speaker.
TEXT:  Exploring Government by Ray Notgrass AND  Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass
COPY FEE:  $10 per student/year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS World History - Creation thru Today
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  CCA announces the return of a one year World History curriculum!  Using James Stobaugh’s World History: Observations and Assessments from Early Cultures to Today the students will learn a comprehensive overview of world history.  Additional handouts, including primary sources, maps, and timelines will be used with this class to enhance the details of certain time periods.  Also, classtime will include debates and discussions that encourage students to think about past historical events and how they can learn from them and relate them to current event.  This will be an exciting new approach for students to understand the hand of God in the shaping of history of our world!!
**NOTE:  A 2-year World History course (World History 1 and World History 2) is offered at our Courthouse Campus.
Text: World History: Observations and Assessments from Creation to Today, Student Book by James Stobaugh  ISBN 0890516480
Copy Fee: $15.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Math
Pre-Algebra
Teacher: Anna Rogness
Description: The class will benefit from both interactive lessons on new material and opportunity to follow up on questions from the previous material assigned. Students are expected to complete homework and have it corrected at home before each class.  Algebra 1/2 represents a culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, covering all topics normally taught in pre-algebra, as well as additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics (used in engineering and computer sciences).
Text: Saxon Algebra ½ 3rd edition                                                             
Other Recommended Resources:  Saxon Algebra ½ Test Forms Booklet 3rd edition; Saxon Algebra ½ Solutions Manual 3rd  edition;  Scientific Calculator (TI-30xIIS highly recommended)
Copy Fee: $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Algebra I
Teacher: Katie Learned
Description: This course lays the mathematical foundation for any future science and mathematics courses. Our book covers solving and graphing equations, plotting out word problems, fractions, decimals, unit multipliers, and all the bits and pieces needed for a successful time in math as well as several geometry topics. The aim is to not only learn to wrangle equations, but also help students build the problem-solving skills they’ll rely on day in and day out, whether they’re visiting the grocery store or sending a rocket to mars.
Text: Saxon Algebra I Second Edition (with Saxon Algebra I Test Booklet and answer key)
Copy Fee: $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Geometry
Teacher: Anna Rogness
Description:  Geometry includes all topics in a high school geometry course, including perspective, space, and dimension associated with practical and axiomatic geometry. Students learn how to apply and calculate measurements of lengths, heights, circumference, areas, and volumes. Geometry introduces trigonometry and allows students to work with transformations. Students will use logic to create proofs and constructions and will work with key geometry theorems and proofs. The class will involve both presentation of the material, and a time in which to work through the questions which arise outside of class. Students will be given a time to present questions from the homework which they have completed and corrected at home.      Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1                                    
Text: Geometry 2003 Student Textbook Holt, Rinehart and Winston ISBN-10: 003066053X        Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Algebra II
Teacher: Katie Learned
Description: This course provides a rock-solid knowledge of the subject and the ability to manipulate various equations and word problems with relative ease. We will review basic algebraic functions and continue to strengthen students’ problem solving skills as we tackle topics ranging from quadratic equations to complex numbers and logarithms. Students are expected to check their homework using an answer key and bring questions to class.
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1
Text: Saxon Algebra II, second edition
Other requirements: A basic scientific calculator (TI-30XA, for example, or a cell phone in a pinch) will suffice for the somewhat infrequent technical needs of this course, but a graphing calculator (TI-83 or higher) is recommended for students planning to further their studies in mathematics.
Copy/Supply Fee:  TBD
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Pre-Calculus
Teacher: Anna Rogness
Description: BJU Press' math utilizes the concept approach, making a thorough understanding of math the primary goal of each lesson. Problem solving skills, systematic learning and review, Christian principles and enjoyable lessons create apt learning conditions. Pre-calculus covers the concepts covered in algebra, as well as permutations, combinations, trigonometric and inverse functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, binomial theorem, rational roots, polar graphs and statistics.  The class will involve both presentation of the material, and a time in which to work through the questions which arise outside of class. Students will be given a time to present questions from the homework which they have completed and corrected at home.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry
Supplies:  Graphing Calculator (TI-84 or above)
Text: BJU: Pre-Calculus - student text 2nd edition and BJU Math 12 Pre-Calculus Tests 2nd edition. 
Copy Fee: $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Science
Survey of Astronomy (grades 8 and up)
Teacher:  Stephanie York
Description: Students will gain knowledge of the universe as the handiwork of God’s creation is explored from thebarren moon to the farthest of galaxies.  Students will learn about the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets.  We will explore the history and purpose of the moon, the age of the universe, the Bible and modern astronomy even to the extent of how the universe confirms the Bible.  This astronomy course pairs solid science with a biblical perspective to answer important questions about the stars, planets, and the place of Earth in this vast expanse.  During class, students will participate in lively discussions, perform labs, and produce an interactive astronomy notebook.
Text: The Stargazers Guide to the Night Sky (Dr. Jason Lisle), Our Created Moon (Don DeYoung & John Whitcomb), Taking Back Astronomy (Dr. Jason Lisle) [All available from Masterbooks.com]
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: TBA
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Biology
Teacher:  Kimberly McClure
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:  Katie Learned
Description:  God created a world that’s crazy and intricate and beautiful. Come take a closer look in this high school level chemistry course-- our text covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.
Pre-requisite: Algebra I
Text: Exploring Creation With Chemistry, 2nd Edition by Jay Wiles
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: $50 lab fee + $10 copy fee
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 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:  $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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Latin 1
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
Description:  Students will interpret simple texts and phrases by learning basic vocabulary and develop awareness of Roman culture. Related subjects included mythology, geography, art, and architecture.  Latin will enhance learning of English grammar and well as other Romance languages.  Studying Latin aids in posting higher SAT scores. Science and Math derives about 80% of their terminology from Latin. In addition to the sciences, many legal terms are also derived from Latin. A bonus in learning Latin is for those interested in pursuing medicine, theology, litigation or politics.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of English grammar, especially parts of speech.
Text: Ecce Romani 1a 4e2009 edition with interactive textbook
ISBN10: 0133610926 ISBN13: 9780133610925 pearsonschool.com); Percy Jackson series will be integrated for mythology.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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Latin 2
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
Description: Latin 2 continues where Ecce Romani 1a ends... Students will interpret simple texts and phrases by learning basic vocabulary and develop awareness of Roman culture. Related subjects included mythology, geography, art, and architecture.  Latin will enhance learning of English grammar and well as other Romance languages.  Studying Latin aids in posting higher SAT scores. Science and Math derives about 80% of their terminology from Latin. In addition to the sciences, many legal terms are also derived from Latin. A bonus in learning Latin is for those interested in pursuing medicine, theology, litigation or politics.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of English grammar, especially parts of speech and some Latin background (Henle, Latin's Not So Tough, Latin for Children)
Text: Ecce Romani  1B 4e2009 edition pearsonschool.com $33.00
ISBN10: 0133610934 ISBN13: 9780133610932 with interactive textbook (interactive textbook is included with the copy fee)
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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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. Additionally, students are encouraged to work on independent projects of their choice during class.  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 ***Supplies for independent projects may not be provided.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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Fundamentals of Photography and Photoshop
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description:  Photographs are more than just snapshots. They can transport you to distant landscapes and times in memory, reveal the beauty of daily life and even change the world! Understanding your camera and learning to look at the world as a photographer will lead you to begin taking more dynamic images.  In The Fundamentals of Photography and Photoshop, you will learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography and how to edit these images to put you on the professional map. This course is recommended for 7th - 12th graders who have the desire to create art through photography.  So, come join me in exploring the world of digital photography and photoshop and create images that with lasting impact.
Required Equipment: DSLR camera, a laptop computer that can be brought to class and Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription (this may be subject to change). No textbook is required.
Text: None required
Copy/Craft Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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Photography To Art
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia and Mary Johnson
Description:  Join us in a two part class: Photography to Art  --  Students are required to register for the 2016-2017 school year.
Semester one- Photography
During the first semester, we take the elements of art and apply them to photography. Using a simple point and shoot camera, we explore light, shape, form, lines, composition and much more. Classroom discussion centers on photographic techniques and how they apply to each individual’s work. Students are required to send images through Engrade. At the end of semester one, each student selects eight photos for use in the second semester art class.
First Semester supply fee: $10.00 per student. Please make checks payable to Sarah Tarabocchia. Supplies are fees due in September.
Semester two- Visual Arts
During the second semester, each student recreates original images from their own photographs. Through individual instruction, students learn drawing and painting techniques best suited for each photograph. Artists work with a variety of media to include graphite and colored pencils, chalk and oil pastel and watercolor paints. Supply fee of $20.00 covers most supplies. This class does not routinely use Engrade. 
Second Semester supply fee: $15.00 per student. Please make check payable to Mary Johnson. Supplies fees are due in September.
Tuition Fee:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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6th - 8th Grade Apologetics/Logic
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description:  Does it really matter what you believe as long as you have faith in something? Was Jesus just a good teacher?  These questions and many others will be discussed and answered in this class.  Using Lee Strobel's Case for Christ-for KIDS , Don't Check Your Brains at the Door, and The Fallacy Detective, students will practice identifying faulty reasoning and practice recognizing illogical arguments when they are used against them.  Students should know what they believe and why. Help prepare your child to give a reasoned defense for their faith and learn to use God's truth as a lens through which to see the world.
Copy/Supply Fee:  TBD
Text:  Case for Christ-for KIDS by Lee Strobel and Don't Check your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler and The Fallacy Detective by Nathanial Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, 3rd edition
Tuition Fee:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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SAT Prep
Teacher:  Katie Learned and Nancy Clendenon
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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Personal Finance (spring semester only)
Teacher:  Anna Rogness
Description:  This class will be geared for the average sophomore student.  It will teach and prepare student for the adult responsibility of finances and will utilize Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance homeschool curriculum.  We will look at finances and economics with a Christian perspective and how it applies to us.  Projects and discussions will make finances come alive and help students realize that they can get on track NOW for their financial future!
Text: Foundations in Personal Finance workbooks will be ordered together and will be $30 per student (includes tax and shipping). 
Copy/Supply Fee:  $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $100.00 per semester/$10.00 per month if paid over full year
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5th - 8th
5-8 VA History/Soc Studies

7th - 8th
Pre-Algebra
Apologetics/Logic (6th - 8th)
MS Language Arts
General Science

7th Up
Photography/Photoshop
MS/HS Art
Latin 1
Latin 2


Important Note: Parents are responsible to acquire textbooks
unless otherwise noted in the course description.
2016-2017 Midlothian Location Courses
HIGH SCHOOL (cont'd)
HS Literature 1
World Lit/Composition
British Lit/Composition
HS Writing/Grammar 1
HS Writing/Grammar 2

Spanish 1
Spanish 2

Latin 1
Latin 2

SAT Prep (12 weeks)

Personal Finance (1 sem)