Monday and Thursday
CLASSES



HIGH SCHOOL
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Algebra I
Algebra II (BJU)
Algebra II (Saxon)
Formal Geometry
Practical Geomery
Pre-Calculus (Rogness)
Pre-Calculus (Francis)

World History
American History
Geography Government/Economics

7th Up Electives
Photography/Photoshop
MS/HS Art
Latin 1/Latin 2
K - 2nd
1-2 Science
1-2 History/Soc Stu
1-2 Language Arts
1-2 Art
1-4 PE/Health (Thu)

3rd - 4th
3-4 Science (Mon)
3-4 History (Mon)
3-4 Lang Arts (Mon)
3-4 Art (Mon)
3-6 Art (Thu)



1st – 2nd Grade Classes

1st – 2nd Grade Social Studies
Teacher: Kristin Brown
Description:   This class will focus on learning social studies ideas and concepts to build a foundation for future studies of geography, culture, and history. Concepts may include community, citizenship, government, map skills, American symbols, culture, and holidays, economics and history.
Text: Me on the Map, Scholastic Success with Maps Grade 1; Pearson My World Social Studies“Making our Way”
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 using A REASON FOR SCIENCE which will introduce and explore topics in science including Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. Fun hands on activities are used to ask and answer questions and develop a love of experimentation and learning. Class will involve discussion, problem solving and activities, home study will involve some reading and scripture connection. Small journaling may be completed in class or at home depending on time. There will be minimal homework, but you will be able to follow up with each topic as you decide. There is NO BOOK for at home use! Work pages needed will be sent home each week.
Copy Fee: $40 This includes a workbook (lab book) plus all materials needed for experiments.
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Language Arts
Teacher:  Sarah Oden
Description:  This class will introduce young learners to the wonderful world of language arts.  We will explore the rules and structure of our language, including capitalization, punctuation, compound words, synonyms, antonyms, plurals, contractions, the basic parts of speech, and more.  Fun games and activities in class will help solidify these rules.  Young students will discover tools for writing as they investigate the different types of sentences, how to form complete sentences, main ideas, and supporting details.  By the end of the year students will be able to write short paragraphs.
To add joy to our journey, we will read several picture books and enjoy some fun activities in class to go along with the theme of the story.  Monthly “book talks” will motivate students to read even more books as they hear the recommendations from each other. We will work together to reach our goal of reading 100 books and celebrate with an ice cream party!  This class is designed to excite and encourage your young one.
Text: Grammar and Punctuation, Grade 1, by Evan-Moor Publishers
Books:  Each month students will select a book of their choice and reading level to read at home and then share with the class in our monthly “Book Talks”.  Various picture books and poems will be provided by the teacher for enjoyment in class.
Copy/Supply Fee: $25
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:   Description: Every class is filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge. Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This
course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, clay sculpting, graphite, colored pencil and pastel drawing, multimedia collaging and a few surprises! We also study and recreate famous works of art.
Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! The Supply/Copy fee covers all art materials for each class.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  This course does not regularly utilize Engrade.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum: 14 students
Supply/Copy Fee: $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition:  $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Classes
3rd – 4th Grade History/Social Studies
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:  This year is going to focus on World Geography: Continents, Countries and Culture
We will be using a variety of resources to learn more about our world. We will explore topics like the people, the food, the holidays, the history of countries on each continent. We will have hands on mapping activities to learn more about where places are found on the globe, we may try food, crafts or literature from these places. Each student will complete a notebook that will provide you the opportunity to look back and remember about the places you hear about in the Bible and on the news.
Books needed: Rand McNally Junior Classroom Atlas, Uncle Josh’s Outline Maps (book or CD)
Copy fee: $30
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 insects, spiders, plants, electricity, light, force, the moon, erosion, and the human body and more. Experiments, activities and projects are included for a hands on, interactive year of science!!  The reading will be done at home to allow class time to be spent on lively discussion and fun review games and hands- on activities.
Text: Science 4, BJU Press, fourth edition; Text and activity manual, *quiz and test booklet optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Language Arts
Teacher:  Sarah Oden
Description:  This combination class is sure to get the creative juices flowing.  As students read novels from various genres, they will begin to look for common characteristics.  What makes a “good story”?  What literary elements does an author use? We will explore these topics and try our hand at writing our own stories, using good literature as our model.  Students will become proficient in the writing process as they develop their stories from prewriting through publishing. Grammar usage and mechanics will be incorporated as well as a study on the parts of speech.  Games and mini lessons will be used to introduce concepts in bite-size pieces.  The goal for this class is to encourage a love for reading and to build knowledge and confidence for budding authors!
Text: A Beka Language 3: Writing & Grammar Worktext, Fourth Edition.
Novels: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling,  The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel (buy used on Amazon), and Frindle by Andrew Clements.
Copy/Supply Fee: $25
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd-4th Grade Art (Monday section) / 3rd - 6th Grade Art (Thursday section)
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:   Description: Every class is filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge. Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This
course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, clay sculpting, graphite, colored pencil and pastel drawing, multimedia collaging and a few surprises! We also study and recreate famous works of art.
Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! The Supply/Copy fee covers all art materials for each class.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  This course does not regularly utilize Engrade.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum: 14 students
Supply/Copy Fee: $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Classes
5th – 6th Grade Writing/Grammar (Monday section) - **CLASS IS FULL
Teacher: Sarah Oden
Description: Beginning with laying a firm foundation of solid paragraph construction, students will strengthen their academic writing skills brick by brick.  They will compose narrative, descriptive, explanatory, informative, and creative writing.  Various stylistic techniques will be taught and incorporated throughout the year.  As their experience and confidence grows, they will progress from single “power paragraphs” to five-paragraph essays.
Grammar instruction centers around solidifying the parts of speech while adding more complex variations and sentence diagramming.
Text: Growing with Grammar Level 5, Student Manual and Student Workbook
Texts can be ordered from the website www.growingwithgrammar.com
Copy/Supply Fee: $25
Tuition Fee: $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th - 6th Grade Writing/Grammar (Thursday section)
Teacher:  Trish Bowen
Description: This class will continue to build on the solid foundation of paragraph construction, focusing on the five paragraph essay format. We will cover many different types of writing including informative, explanatory, and personal narrative. Students will apply the grammar being learned through proper use of mechanics in their writing. They will also have opportunities to share their writings through class presentations.
Text: Growing with Grammar Level 5
Copy/Supply Fee:  $25
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Literature (Monday section)  **CLASS IS FULL
Teacher: Sarah Oden
Description: A fun and thoughtful Introduction to Literature class.  This course is designed to get the intermediate-age student familiar with the elements of literature, literary terms, and devices, while still perfecting their comprehension skills with increasingly difficult text.  They will read a variety of genres and learn about plot structure and character development, while practicing the art of conversation with fellow students.  The following genres will be read this year: fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and drama.  A short story collection will be provided by the teacher.
In-class activities and projects will extend their experience with each novel.  Elements of IEW’s Teaching the Classics will be incorporated.  Whether you have an avid reader or a reluctant one, this class is intended to excite and encourage a deeper appreciation of literature.
Text: An Introduction to Literature handbook will be provided by the teacher using the supply fee.
Novels: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, All the World’s a Stage by Gretchen Woelfle, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Copy/Supply Fee: $25
Tuition Fee: $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th - 6th Grade Literature (Thursday section)
Teacher:  Trish Bowen
Description:  This class will introduce and encourage students to read and appreciate a variety of literary styles, and encourage an enthusiasm for reading. Students will become familiar with elements of literature such as the story plot, setting, character development, and problem and conflict. Vocabulary and comprehension of the novel will be stressed as well. Genres will include fiction, biography, fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction. We will incorporate group activities, as well as projects to enhance the literature.
Novels: Tuck Everlasting, My Side of the Mountain, and a Biography of choice, (a couple of other books will be added as well)
Copy/Supply Fee: $25
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Science (Monday section)  **CLASS IS FULL
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description: Your fifth and sixth grader will explore earth science, physical science, life science and the human body. Hands on activities bring the concepts to life. We will seek to better understand God's world through class discussion, fun hands on activities, experiments 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 6, BJU PRESS 4th edition, Text and activity manual, **quiz and test booklet is optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th - 6th Grade Science (Thursday section)
Teacher: Amy Sorensen
Description:  This course will focus on man's use of God’s creation and design as well as a study of minerals and rocks, fossils, matter and heat, sound and light, weather, biomes, ecosystems, and the respiratory and circulatory systems. In class we will seek to better understand God’s world through class discussion, labs, & fun hands on activities.
TEXT: Science 5, BJU PRESS 4th edition, activity manual, & test booklet.
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $345.00 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade History (Monday and Thursday sections)
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description: World history overview in a year! Not your traditional way of reading history, we will be using Big Book of History timeline to look at history form Creation to Modern Computers. The timeline includes information in 4 categories: Inventions/Technology, Civiliztions/Empires, World Events, Biblical/Christianity. Assignments will include building timelines, copy work and reporting.
Books Needed: Big Book of History…fold out or panels are fine, elementary World History – You Report
Noah’s Ark: Thinking outside the box
Copy fee:  $30
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th - 6th Grade Art (Monday section)
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
Description:   Description: Every class is filled with age appropriate hands-on activities that broaden art knowledge. Students discover that each artist has a unique and distinctive style including-themselves! We believe it is important to introduce students to many different mediums and various techniques so they have the skills needed to express their creativity. This
course covers a wide variety of projects including acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, clay sculpting, graphite, colored pencil and pastel drawing, multimedia collaging and a few surprises! We also study and recreate famous works of art.
Join us for a year filled with art activities, projects and fun! The Supply/Copy fee covers all art materials for each class.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  This course does not regularly utilize Engrade.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum: 14 students
Supply/Copy Fee: $30.00 (includes all supplies)
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Classes
Pre-Algebra
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description:  This is a full pre-algebra course, meeting twice a week, preparing students for Algebra I.  Students will review fractions, decimals, and word problems, and be introduced to prime/composite numbers, order of operations, coordinates, algebraic phrases, exponents, and much more.  This will be accomplished by in-class practice, math games, math projects, and homework.
Text:  SAXON ALGEBRA ½ STUDENT TEXT;  3rd Edition; Saxon Publishing
Copy Fee:  $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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MS Language Arts (Monday and Thursday sections available)
Teacher:  Abigail Pegram Grove
Description: Designed for students who have established an elementary foundation in language arts, this course will combine writing, grammar, and literature components. As we read quality middle school literature, we will focus on different paragraph and essay types including description, example, cause and effect, and process. Research skills will be strengthened using key wording, paraphrasing, and outlining; students will practice source-citing and avoiding plagiarism. Several class presentations will be assigned. Grammar and mechanics will be taught in mini-sessions throughout the year. This course's literature-based units will include assigned reading, literary terms, vocabulary, and book-related research portfolios. Those books will likely include The Horse and His Boy, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Out of the Dust, and The Giver.
Text: all novels; other assignments/texts will be provided by the teacher using the copy fee
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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MS American History
Teacher: Kristin Brown
Description: Welcome to Part 1 of a 2 year study of American History. This study begins at 1000 and goes through 1800s. Using America the Beautiful book 1 as our text. The study is chronological and covers American history and geography from a Christian worldview. Most reading will be completed at home, but they will be required to do some writing in class. Class time will be spent with review, taking basic notes, and hands-on activities. Students will have projects throughout the year to be completed at home.
Text: America the Beautiful (book 1), student workbook and Maps of America the Beautiful
Copy Fee: $25
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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MS Science
Teachers:  Stephanie York
Description: This class will serve as a transition class from elementary sciences to the Apologia curriculum.  Using the BJU Curriculum as described on their website: Life Sciences is the study of the living wonders that surround us every day.  Your students will learn to appreciate the wonders of Nature, as well as its Creator, in BJU Press 7th Grade Life Science Curriculum. The basics of science are covered, including classification of species, cell structure, relationships among organisms, genetics, microbiology, botany, zoology, and ecology, as well as more complicated topics such as evolution and creation, reproduction, and man's relationship to the environment.
Text:  BJU Press Grade 7 Life Science, Student Text & Lab Manual **Should be 4th edition
Copy/Lab Fee: $60
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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7th - 8th Grade Civics/Geography
Teacher: Denise Barisano
Description: In the fall semester, students will begin with civics, learning about America’s Founding Documents, our Founding Fathers, the branches of the government, voting, and elections by use of our textbook, projects, and games.  In the spring semester, students will switch to world geography, learning about Virginia, the United States, and TRAVELING the 7 continents studying the physical geography and the culture, while sampling food from each continent.  There will be a minimum of one field trip during the school year.
TEXT: Uncle Sam and You Part 1 (ONLY);  Notgrass Company 2012  (Fall Semester)
            Rand McNally Classroom Atlas of the World; 2015 or newer  (Spring Semester)
Copy Fee:  $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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Apologia General Science
Teacher: Stephanie York
Description: The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Students will participate in discussions, interactive note taking, experiments, and dissections.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile 
Copy/Lab fee:  $60 per student per year (includes copy fee and lab/supply fee)
Tuition Fee: $370.00 per year/$37.00 per month
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High School Courses
English
HS Literature I
(a recommended prerequisite to upper level literature classes)
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:  This class is designed as an informative, interactive introduction to high school literature. In this course, students will read a broad range of short stories, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to strengthen their understanding of literature. Key literary elements such as setting, plot, theme, characterization, and figurative language will be emphasized. Through active group discussion and class participation, students will develop skills in reading comprehension and literary analysis. Additionally, we will practice media literacy by accessing and evaluating auditory, visual, and written media. Assignments will include reading, analysis essays, vocabulary, comprehension quizzes, summaries, journal entries, and oral presentations.
Text: Close Reading: An Introduction to Literature (by Elizabeth A. Howe, 2009; ISBN – 13: 978–0–13–243656–4) and Themes in Literature (A Beka, Third edition ONLY) Rather than buy the books new, I have found many used copies on Amazon in acceptable condition.
Novels: To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee) and Emma (by Jane Austen)
Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $420 per year/$42 per month
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HS Writing and Grammar I
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Description:  Recommended for students in the 9th grade and up; students should have completed at least one year of formal grammar and writing studies. Using techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and Format Writing, students will develop an organized, creative writing style. Grammar will be applied to writing paragraphs and essays in order to develop correct and varied sentence structure. Writing assignments include different formats such as process, cause and effect, and persuasive styles in order to prepare students for later high school and college composition classes. Many writing assignments will be research-oriented beginning with paragraphs and then essays of various lengths. Class will also include lessons in outlining, condensing, source citing, and avoiding unintentional plagiarism. A variety of high school vocabulary words will also be studied.
Text: Format Writing by Frode Jensen (2006, ISBN# 1886061297)
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS Writing and Grammar II
Teacher: Abigail Pegram Grove
Prerequisite: High School Writing and Grammar or comparable course (final grade of 85% or better)
Description:  This course is recommended for older high school students with several years of formal writing experience. Using techniques from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and Along These Lines, students will develop an organized, creative writing style. Writing assignments incorporate an abundance of research in addition to formats such as process, description, cause and effect, and persuasion. Class will also include lessons in outlining, condensing, source citing, and avoiding plagiarism. Additionally, students will evaluate and respond to persuasive articles to help prepare for the new SAT style writing. This course will continue to review the basics of grammar and mechanics, and significant time will be spent on varied sentence structure. Vocabulary studies will also be a major focus of the class.
Text: Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Short Version by Sherrie L. Nist (2009, ISBN-10: 1591941946)
Copy fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Advanced HS LIterature:  Perfect Worlds, Dystopias, Madness, and Monsters
Teacher: Nancy Clendenon
Description:  As long as humans have lived together in communities, we have devised ideas and considered how to foster a society full of peace, prosperity, morality, and beauty. Could such a society exist? And why does this search for a perfect world typically backfire? Authors have long explored the limits of the ideal and the flip side—the dark, nightmare world of an imagined society characterized by poverty, fear, and oppression. In this course, we will identify and analyze how dystopian authors turn an inquisitive eye on their own societies, and we will
approach these works from a Christian worldview. Can we ever achieve perfection with human
institutions? Are dystopias inevitable because no earthly power can save us from ourselves?
We will read a selection of essays, novels, and short stories from across the centuries. Readings may include Plato, Sir Thomas More, J.S.Mill, Thoreau, Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, something short by Bradbury, The Giver, and a short story by Vonnegut.
The second half of this course will focus more on individuals and how they relate to their
societies as we look at presentations of monsters and madness. Readings will range from
Tennyson’s Lady of Shallott, Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, and Christina Rosetti’s Goblin
Market to short stories by Poe, Hawthorne, and Faulkner and the novel Frankenstein.
Throughout the year, the goals will be to help students use stages of the writing process
(brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, reflection), analyze how two or more texts address
similar themes while their authors take different approaches, and write in multiple formats,
including persuasive essays, creative pieces, personal narrative, poetry, and reading reflection.
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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American Literature w/Composition
Teacher: Nancy Clendenon
Description:  Nations define themselves by the stories they tell, and America’s story has been deeply influenced by its many great writers.  This course is a chronological study of American literature which emphasizes close reading and clear writing. Together we will examine the contexts of the development of the unique voices of American writers as they invented new genres and means of expression while this whole new kind of country was inventing itself.  Readings will likely include Puritan authors, Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, The Scarlet Letter, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Moby Dick, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Call of the Wild, The Great Gatsby, Our Town, and To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as short stories, essays, and poems by Irving, Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Harte, Dunbar, Frost, McKay, and Hughes. Students will respond to readings through Socratic discussions, journal responses, and formal writing assignments,
including analytical and persuasive essays, personal narratives, poetry, and other use of creative media. This course will also focus on developing a vocabulary for talking about literature in a variety of genres. Expect to read, write, discuss, and occasionally present in class.
Copy/Supply Fee: $25 (students will be issued an Elements of Literature text to be used for shorter readings)
Tuition Fee:  $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 during the school year.
TEXT:  Exploring Government; Ray Notgrass; ISBN 978-1-60999-100-5; 2016 edition.
           Exploring Economics; Ray Notgrass; ISBN 978-1-60999-094-7; 2016 edition
           No additional books are needed.
Copy Fee: $10.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per year/$44.50 per month
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HS World History - Creation thru Today
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  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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High School American History
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description: The Stobaugh curriculum provides a comprehensive overview from the landing of Columbus through the political events and debates that are occuring today. Each week, the students' readings are followed by critical thinking questions and one overview quiz.  
Text: American History: Observations and Assessments from Creation to Today, Student Book
By: James Stobaugh - Available on Christianbook.com
Copy Fee: $25.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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High School Geography
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  Using the Abeka curriculum coupled with Around the World in 180 Days we will tour other lands and learn about their cultures, religion, current events and geography.  Additionally each student will be able to label a map of the entire world as well as creating a unique culture notebook!
Text: Abeka World Geography, Grade 9, Student Text, 2nd edition AND
       Around the World in 180 Days, 2nd Edition, ISBN 9781935495581
Copy Fee: $20.00
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Math
Algebra I
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description:  This twice a week class covers basic Algebra I including integers, real numbers, the language of algebra, solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, and solving rational equations.  Students will develop thinking processes and problem-solving abilities that are essential to success in future math courses and in everyday life.  The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!  **Please note that this class will be using the 2nd Edition of the BJU Algebra 1 book.  After using the 3rd edition for two years, the teacher has found that the students are more successful when using the 2nd edition.
Text: BJU Algebra I, 2nd edition textbook can be leased for $10 per year.  The teacher book is highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.  These can be found on ebay or other used book websites.
Supplies:  Scientific calculator (if purchasing a calculator for use during all high school courses, a TI-84 is recommended)
Copy Fee: $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Formal 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: Books will be available for lease from the instructor for $5
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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Practical Geometry
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description: This class is for the high school student who has mastered Algebra 1. This twice a week practical geometry course will prepare your student for any geometry that will be covered on SAT's and other standardized tests.  Traditional geometry topics will be covered and although a general review of proofs will be included, there will be more emphasis on the logical thought process. The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Text: Informal Geometry (Prentice Hall) Books will be available for lease from CCA for $5
Copy Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Algebra II - Saxon
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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Algebra II - BJU
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description: Algebra II meets twice a week.  We will review basic algebraic functions and extend your student's skills in graphing and in solving equations.  Exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry will also be introduced.  More advanced topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, and probability and statistics will also be presented.   The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1
Supplies: Graphing calculator (TI-83plus or TI-84 or above)-generally not used till 2nd semester
Text: BJU Algebra 2, Second Edition textbook is required. The teacher books are highly recommended for parents to check homework to ensure student success.
Copy Fee:  $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Pre-Calculus
Teacher: Anna Rogness
Description: 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. This course is designed to help students make the transition from intermediate algebra to calculus. This course emphasizes carefully explained concepts, procedures and worked out problems in step by step form.  It contains active participation and graphing with polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.  Analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections and more are covered
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry
Graphing Calculator: TI-84 or higher (TI-84 Plus Silver Edition recommended)
Text:  : Books will be available for lease from the instructor for $5                         
Pearson Precalculus Third Edition by Blitzer  ISBN:0-13-187479-9
Copy Fee: $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Pre-Calculus
Teacher: Tracy Francis
Description:  This great textbook will cover function basics, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, radical/power functions, triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions and identities, series and sequences, probability and statistics, matrices, and determinants.  If time permits, we will also cover polar coordinates and vectors and an introduction to Calculus.   The goal of the teacher is for students to truly understand the concepts and see that math can be fun!
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2
Text: Teaching Textbooks: Pre-Calculus - student and answer key.  Many students find the CD-Roms to be helpful to hear the lessons twice
Copy Fee: $3 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Science
Apologia 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 (includes copy fee and lab/supply fee)
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Biology
Teachers:  Tanya Williamson
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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Physics
Teacher:  Katie Learned
Description:  Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them—what could be more fascinating? This college-prep lab course is suited for students who have a fairly good grasp of algebra and have a little experience working with sine cosine and tangent.  Our text covers one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.
Pre-requisite: Algebra I
Text: Exploring Creation With Physics, 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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Ecology/Oceanography
Teacher:  Caleb Lankford
Description:  From CBD.com "Dive beneath the ocean waves and explore habitats on dry land as you learn about caring for God's amazing world! Combining two books from the Wonder of Creation series, this challenging, fact-filled course provides a colorful study of oceans, ecology, and stewardship. Includes two hardcover student textbooks and lesson plans with reproducible work sheets and quizzes."   Course will be supplemented with a variety of resources for a fun high school science credit!
Text: Master Book's Intro to Oceanography & Ecology Pack (available on CBD.com)
Lab/Copy Fee: $45
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 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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Spanish III
Teacher:  Jackie Jimenez
Description: This course will start with a review of the grammar already learned in Spanish I and II. We will continue to build upon what was already learned and study more in depth the Spanish cultures, history, and practice conversation skills.  This class meets two times a week.
Text: BJU Spanish 3 Student Text, Test Booklet, and Activity Manual
Copy Fee:  $25 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Latin 1 /Latin 2
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
Description:  There is an interactive textbook online that will allow for multiple level of students in this class.  Latin 1 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.  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.  Latin 2 should have some Latin background.
Latin 1 Text: Ecce Romani 1a 4e2009 edition with interactive textbook
ISBN10: 0133610926 ISBN13: 9780133610925 pearsonschool.com); Percy Jackson series will be integrated for mythology.
Latin 2 Text:  (after 1A is completed) 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
(Monday and Thursday sections available)
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Description: All levels of artistic talent welcome! Individual instruction is an important part of the 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 developing old and new techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging. Media to be covered: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, tempera, specialty paper and clay. Students will study art movements and recreate famous works of art.  Artist grade materials are used for most projects. During the school year, students work on 5 independent projects of their choice. Curriculum includes studying and recreating famous works of art.  Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation.  Please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson with any questions. Artz.maryj@verizon.net
Supply Fee:  $35.00 per student per year includes all art supplies.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Fundamentals of Photography and Photoshop
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description:  This course will help students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography and photoshop. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photoshop for post-processing. Students will receive instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes at the beginning of each class.  They will be allowed to go outside and photograph assignments, based on what they are learning.  The most useful part of classroom instruction will be weekly reviews/critique of photographs students have taken the previous week. This promotes understanding of what makes a successful photograph and what does not.
At the end of this course you will:
~Know how to use various features of the camera to have creative control of your photographs
~Be able to decide what type of lighting to use in a given situation to produce optimum results.
~See how photographic composition can impact a photograph
~Understand how to use Photoshop to enhance the overall appearance of images
Text/Supplies: No required text. Must have DSLR camera, a laptop that can be brought to class and access to Photoshop or subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud
Copy fee:  $30.00
Tuition Fee:  $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month

SAT Prep (Fall semester only at this campus)
Teacher:  Anna Rogness 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 (January thru May)
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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Culinary Arts I
Teacher:  Amy Tolston
Description: This course will be a fantastic exposure to the world of culinary arts. Students will be introduced to various kitchen tools, methods of cooking, and learn how to make a recipe work for them.  Each week the students will prepare a tasty dish in the class kitchen. The students will be encouraged to try and replicate the dishes at home.  Students will learn safety measures and be encouraged to familiarize themselves with their own family kitchen and help prepare meals at home using the skills taught in class.   
Text: No textbook will be used, however each student should bring a small silicone cutting board and a knife.  A chef's knife is preferred, but any knife will do.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $60 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month
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Fencing
Teacher:  Andrew Dunks
Description:  Classical fencing is an excellent sport for all ages and levels of athleticism. As in any martial art, the disciplined mastery of techniques and the ability to out-think an opponent is more important than raw athletic ability. In fact, fencing appeals to many youths who might not otherwise be interested in athletics.
Though not yet as popular as Olympic-style “sport” fencing, many have found classical fencing to be a more satisfying experience. It is also safer and in the long-run much less expensive than sport fencing.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
- A fencing mask (these can be purchased through any number of online retailers, and their websites will tell you how to measure head size for proper fit). Cost is around $50 and the cheapest is perfectly safe.
- A pair of thin gloves (these protect the swords from rusting due to sweat)
- Loose clothing, athletic shoes of any kind except high-tops or jogging shoes
You may NOT bring your own sword. Most replica swords are designed for display only, and their blades are not tempered for flexibility and safe sparring. If any student wants to continue fencing after the course and purchase their own fencing sword, I will guide them in this.
Supply Fee:  none
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per semester/$44.50 per month
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5th - 6th
5-6 Writing/Grammar (Mon)
5-6 Literature (Mon)
5-6 Science (Mon)
5-6 History (Mon)
5-6 Art (Mon)
5-6 Writing/Grammar (Thu)
5-6 Literature (Thu)
5-6 Science (Thu)
5-6 History (Thu)
3-6 Art (Thu)

7th - 8th
MS Science
MS American History
MS Language Arts (Mon)
MS Language Arts (Thu)
General Science
Pre-Algebra
MS Civics/Geography




Important Note: Parents are responsible to acquire textbooks
unless otherwise noted in the course description.
2017-2018 Mondays and Thursdays Courses
HIGH SCHOOL (cont'd)
HS Literature 1
Adv HS Literature
American Lit/Composition
HS Writing/Grammar 1
HS Writing/Grammar 2

Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3

Latin 1 / Latin 2

Photography/Photoshop
MS/HS Art
Culinary Arts
Fencing

SAT Prep (12 weeks)

Personal Finance (Jan-May)