Midlothian Location
CLASSES



HIGH SCHOOL
Physical Science (8th-9th)
Biology
Chemistry

Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry

Literary Analysis
American Literature/Composition

Government/Economics
American History
World History I
World History II

French I
Spanish I

Speech Club

1st - 2nd
Science
Social Studies/History
Language Arts
Art

3rd - 4th
Science
History
Language Arts
3rd-6th Art

5th - 6th
Language Arts
Science
History
3rd - 6th Art




1st – 2nd Grade Classes

1st – 2nd Grade Social Studies
Teacher: Kristin Brown
Description:  We will be exploring our community, our state, and our country.  This class will start local with our community and build into learning about Virginia. We will move into stories about America’s beginnings and what life would have been like for the people that contributed to our early days: Pilgrims, American Indians, cowboys, and other groups.  We will learn about holidays and songs that are part of our history as well as the history of our flag.  There will be some geography along the way as we explore America. 
Text:  A Beka Grade 2 Our America History/Geography Reader 
Copy/Supply Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Science
Teacher:  Kristin Brown
Description:  This class is going to be split into 2 semesters: Health and Science.
In the first part of the year we will focus on health and our body.  What are the senses? How do we use them? How do they work together?  We will learn ways to take care of our body and to appreciate that God made us in a wonderful way!
We will switch to an overview of Science in the second part of the year.  We will learn about animals, plants, basics in physics, air, weather, Earth and space. We will do fun hands on activities that will answer questions and create curiosity about the world around them.
Text: Enjoying God’s World Science Reader Abeka 2
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 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.  They will discover tools for writing as they investigate the different types of sentences, how to form complete sentences, topic, main idea, 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 easy reader and early chapter 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 expedition is designed to excite and encourage your young one.
Text:  A Beka  Language 2 Seatwork Text, Third Edition
Books:  TBA
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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1st – 2nd Grade Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2015-2016, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
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.     
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Supply/Copy Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 per month
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3rd – 4th Grade Classes

3rd – 4th Grade History
Teacher:  Rebecca Brogdon
Description:  As part of a 4-year world history rotation, this school year will focus on the time period beginning with ancient civilizations and continuing through the time of Christ. Using The Mystery of History Volume 1, students will learn about ancient history from a Biblical perspective. Through reading, timelines, mapping activities and hand-on projects, we will discover how God has revealed himself throughout history!
Text:  The Mystery of History - Volume 1
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $320 per year/$32 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: Insects, spiders, plants, electricity and  the human body.  The reading will be done at home to allow class time to be spent on hands on activities, lively discussion and fun review games.
Text: Science 4, BJU Press, third edition; activity manual, *quiz and test booklet optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition: $320 per year/$32 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.  The goal for this class is to encourage a love for reading and to build knowledge and confidence for budding authors!
Text: Notes and handouts will be given in class.
Novels: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling,  The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman,   The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel,  Frindle by Andrew Clements, and a biography of the student’s choosing, if time allows.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd - 6th Grade Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2015-2016, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
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.     
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per students
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Classes

5th – 6th Grade Language Arts
Teacher:  Rebecca Brogdon
Description:This class will combine literature, writing and grammar.  Using Heart of Dakota’s Drawn Into the Heart of Reading as our base text, students will read a book from each genre we study. As they learn about the genre for each unit, students will also learn about a specific story element (prediction, mood, conflict, etc.), a godly character trait, and vocabulary. We will also have some writing assignments and a few creative projects thrown in for fun. The Daily Grams Grade 5 workbook will be used for grammar practice.
Text: Drawn Into the Heart of Reading by Heart of Dakota publishing **Level 6-7-8 student book:;  Daily Grams Grade 5 workbook
Novels: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L.Konigsburg
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
*For the biography genre unit study, students will read a biography of their choice
Supply/Copy Fee: $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade Science
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description:  This class will help your fifth and sixth grader learn about many interesting science topics including:  plants and animal classification, electricity, magnetism, machines, planet earth, astronomy, and chemistry and 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 6 ,BJU PRESS 3rd edition, activity manual,
**quiz and test booklet is optional for at home use
Supply/Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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5th – 6th Grade History
Teacher:  Rebecca Brogdon
Description:  As part of a 4-year world history rotation, this school year will focus on the time period beginning with ancient civilizations and continuing through the time of Christ. Using The Mystery of History Volume 1, students will learn about ancient history from a Biblical perspective. Through reading, timelines, mapping activities and hand-on projects, we will discover how God has revealed himself throughout history!
Text: The Mystery of History Volume 1
Supply/Copy Fee: $25 per student per year
Tuition:  $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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3rd - 6th Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2015-2016, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
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.     
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  ~Michelangelo
Maximum:  12 students
Copy/Supply Fee:  $30.00 per year per student
Tuition: $345 per year/$34.50 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Classes

7th – 8th Grade American History through Literature
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  By reading action packed novels, students will learn about American History from the time of Exploration through the Civil War.  By grounding the first hand stories with workbook activities and creating their own detailed notebook/timelines, this will be a complete course chalked full of the history of our great nation!  We will read approximately 8, age appropriate novels throughout the year.
Text: The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers AND The Story of the U.S. A., Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its Problems both by Franklin Esher, Jr.  
Required Novels:  Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare,  Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff, The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare  Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen, Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates, The Civil War Experience, You Choose Books  ISBN 9781476508399
Supply/Copy Fee: $25.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Geography and World Cultures
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
Description:   Students will learn basic geographical skills and gain an understanding of diversity and its impact on global relationships. Upon successful completion, students should be able to identify, describe, analyze, and explain the physical, culture, political, and economic differences in the world. This course will cover over 50 geography terms, which not only enhances their understanding of the world around them, but enriches understanding in literature, especially setting.  Assignments will consist of projects, student generated 'textbook' that will included maps, graphs, and visuals (drawings, pictures, models). Assessments/grades will be determined through projects, presentations, and written quizzes/tests.
Text: RandMcNally Classroom Atlas copyright 2013 isbn:0528010255 (purple with Great Wall of China on cover)
Supply/Copy Fee: $40 per student per year (which also includes subscription to God's World News for Teens
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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7th – 8th Grade Literature
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
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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7th – 8th Grade Writing/Grammar *will consider 6th grader upon evaluation*
Teacher:  Tarus Woelk
Description:  Students will plan, draft, revise, and edit narratives, expository, persuasive, and informational pieces while continuing to develop proper language mechanics and extending vocabulary.  Students will also apply critical reading and reasoning skills across the disciplines in various written and oral presentations.
Text:  IEW Student Resource Notebook (free pdf download if you have purchased any theme-based IEW book otherwise you can purchase pdf or print copy from their website) AND
Shurley Grammar Level 7 Practice Booklet ISBN: 1-58561-097-6 AND
100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know from Houghton Mifflen Harcourt ISBN: 978-0547-33322-9
Supply/Copy Fee: $35 per student per year
Tuition: $370 per year/$37 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 and hands on experiments.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile  
Copy/Lab fee:  $45 per student per year
Tuition:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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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. The text is written in conversational style making science concepts easy to understand and fun to discuss. Students will participate in lively discussions of the information presented in the module and perform lab experiments throughout the year.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation through Physical Science (2nd Edition)
Copy/Lab Fee: $45 per student per year
Tuition:  $395.00/yr ($39.50/mo)
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7th – 8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Teacher:  Luke Griles
Description:   Pre-Algebra lays the groundwork for much of what will be studied in the following years of mathematics. The study of mathematics relates to all subjects. Mathematics are a language, and to be fluent in understanding the language of God’s Creation, we must learn to speak that which defines it. “Algebra 1/2 represents a culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, covering all topics normally taught in pre-algebra [exponents, square roots, algebraic phrases, probability, and much more], as well as additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics (used in engineering and computer sciences).”  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.
Text:  Saxon Algebra 1/2
Other Recommended Resources: Saxon Algebra ½ Answer Key; Saxon Algebra ½ Test Booklet and Answer Key; Scientific Calculator
Copy Fee:  $5 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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High School Courses
English
HS American Literature & Composition
Teacher: Nancy Clendenon
Description:  This course introduces a wide selection of American literature from the colonial period to the early 1900s, helping students explore the breadth of the American experience while building critical reading, worldview analysis and interpretive skills.  Through class discussion, close reading, and essays and other writing assignments, students will become familiar with a variety of literary techniques and cultural movements while building a vocabulary for talking about novels, poetry, drama, and non-fiction genres.  This course will also build students’ proficiency in academic writing, with focus on five critical writing components:  structure, content, style, mechanics, and overall effect.
Reading selections are listed below.  In addition to those there will be essays, short stories, and poems by Irving, Bryant, Poe, Longfellow, Whitman, Harte, Dickinson, and selected others. During the first half of the year, we will be using The Elegant Essay Writing Lessons as a foundation for developing skills in informative, narrative, and persuasive writing.  Class time will also include opening exercises that address grammar and SAT preparation vocabulary.
Text: Lightning Literature and Composition American Literature Early to Mid-19th Century and Mid-Late 19th Century, Student books only AND
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Huckleberry Finn, the Red Badge of Courage, and the Call of the Wild.  May use print or online editions.
IEW's The Elegant Essay. No DVDs necessary--just the student book. 
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee:  $420 per year/$42.00 per month
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Literary Analysis
Teacher:  Nancy Clendenon
Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students to read
literature, to understand and talk about the elements of stories, essays,
plays, and poems, and to develop writing skills. This course is a first high
school level class, designed to help students prepare for higher level
English work or to help students who could use further work in preparing
for further literature study. Through reading short stories, two novels, and
a play, they will learn basic elements of fiction and literary analysis,
including plot, setting, character, point of view, and theme. Students will
also learn about tools writers use in their craft, including imagery, allusion,
metaphor, and irony. Using short stories from authors such as Twain,
Dickens, Tolstoy, O.Henry, students will gain confidence in reading,
annotating, and writing responses. They will also apply these skills to two
short novels and a Shakespeare play.
Text: Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis by Lesha
Myers (Student book only)
Words Aptly Spoken: Short Stories An Introduction to Short Story Classics
Jen Greenholt, 2nd edition
Copy/Supply Fee:  $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $420 per year/$42.00 per month
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Social Studies
HS World History I – Creation through Exploration – 8th Gr and up
Teacher:  Tanya Williamson
Description:  TThrough this course students will learn ancient history that traces all man’s history to the Garden of Eden.  From there students will discover the history of ancient empires while discovering the human ways of the people laying the development for an exciting section on medieval history and the formation of the Christian Church. This class will include a Midterm and a Final Exam.
Texts: BJU Grade 10 World History, 4th Edition,  BOTH Student Text Book AND Activity Book. (The same books will be used in WH 2). ISBN-13: 9781606821183 and ISBN-13: 9781606821909
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS World History 2 – Age of Discovery to Modern Day
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description:  This course is a continuation of WH 1 but can be taken as a stand-alone course.  Students will continue their journey through time and the study of all things “human” from a Christian perspective. We travel through the Enlightened World, the European World, and the Modern World.  Students will have the opportunity to express mastery of the material through various learning styles and will include comprehension, writing, artwork, oral and visual projects, Socratic seminars, worksheets, and tests/quizzes, including both a Midterm and Final Exam.
Text: BJU Grade 10 World History, 4th Edition, Student Book B (If you purchase a used book, you will need to purchase a new Student Activities Book, it is included with a new text.) 
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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HS American History
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description: This positive, patriotic approach to American history brings to life events and personalities that have shaped America and places a special emphasis on America's Christian past. United States History recounts the story of our nation's history from its discovery and colonization up to the present day. Special attention is given to God's providence and America's Christian heritage.  All students will be prepared to take the CLEP test for American History 1 throughout the year if they choose and an optional workshop will be offered in the winter. This class will have both a Midterm and Final Exam.
Text: BJU Press United States History, 4th Edition for both texts, Student Text and Student Activity Book,ISBN-13: 9781606820063 and ISBN-13: 9781606820056
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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Economics/Government
Teacher:  Kathryn Shanks
Description: Learn about our nation’s Founders and their vision that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Coursework will include preparing the homework for the four-day TeenPact class at the Virginia state capitol. Then in February 2016 the class will attend TeenPact together, where we will learn from energetic, passionate older teens about praying for our elected officials, Parliamentary procedure, how a bill becomes a law, and how students can become statesmen. TeenPact trains young people to be leaders who will impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ. This is a comprehensive leadership experience that challenges students to grow both personally and spiritually.
After TeenPact, the focus of the course will shift to learning the basic principles of economics, and the role today’s teens are preparing to play in the world.
Details on TeenPact 4-Day classes: http://teenpact.com/state-classes/four-day-class/ 
Dates and prices for the Virginia State Class are here: http://teenpact.com/state-classes/virginia/
Text: Real Citizenship by Tim Echols, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard J. Maybury,  Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Copy Fee: $20.00 per student per year
Tuition:  $445 per year/$44.50 per month
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Math
Algebra I
Teacher: Luke Griles
Description: Algebra 1 continues laying the groundwork for much of what will be studied in the following years of mathematics. The study of mathematics relates to all subjects. Mathematics are a language, and to be fluent in understanding the language of God’s Creation, we must learn to speak that which defines it. Saxon Algebra 1 covers concepts ranging from fractions to factoring to solving multiple variable equations. It encompasses polynomials, scientific notation, systems of equations and much more. 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.
Text: Saxon Algebra 1
Other Recommended Resources: Saxon Algebra 1 Answer Key; Saxon Algebra 1 Test Booklet and Answer Key; Scientific Calculator
Copy Fee: $5 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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Geometry
Teacher: Katie Learned
Description: This is a full-service Geometry course. We will be strengthening students’ grasp on algebra as well as learning the basics of proofs. Topics will include areas, volumes, angles, all the traditional shapes and their properties—you name it, it’s here. Students are expected to check their homework using an answer key and bring questions to class.
Prerequisite:  Algebra skills
Text: Saxon Geometry
Copy Fee: TBD
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. The text is written in conversational style making science concepts easy to understand and fun to discuss. Students will participate in lively discussions of the information presented in the module and perform lab experiments throughout the year.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation through Physical Science (2nd Edition)
Copy/Lab Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $395.00/yr ($39.50/mo)
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Biology
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description: This course is will provide an introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology placing a strong emphasis on vocabulary and lab exercises.  We will cover the following concepts: scientific method, classification, the cell (reproduction and DNA), genetics, and evolution from a Creationist perspective.
Text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd  edition), with accompanying solutions manual recommended for parents.
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: $60.00 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Chemistry
Teacher:  TBD
Description:  COMING SOON






Pre-requisite: Algebra I
Text: TBD
Copy/Lab/Supply fee: TBD
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Foreign Language
MS Language Exploratory
Teacher:  Kathryn Shanks
Description:  Middle school students sometimes need help deciding which language to study in high school. This course will teach students a little bit of four of the most popular foreign languages (French, German, Spanish & Latin), and the cultures they represent. Students will be understand how certain foreign languages are similar/different. Using examples from Russian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Italian, ASL, etc. I will teach them some very basic principles of linguistics and phonetics, and how language is acquired. Hopefully, by the end of the year, choosing a language to study will be much easier. (Unless they want to study them all!)
Copy/Lab Fee:  $20 per student per semester
Text:  In lieu of a textbook, students will receive handouts created by the teacher.
Tuition Fee:  $370 per year/$37.00 per month
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French I
Teacher:  Kathryn  Shanks
Description: For the beginning French students I use an immersion method based on Power-Glide “The Adventure Begins” in which students begin speaking conversational French from the very first week. As students progress into French 2, I integrate a lot more grammar, geography & culture, some literature, and everyday vocabulary. In French 3 and French 4 we delve more deeply into grammar, composition and literature. French people love food, so of course at every level we will share some yummy foods in class while studying the history and cultural significance of French cuisine and gastronomy.
Text: Power-Glide The Adventure Begins
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month
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Spanish I
Teacher: Soraya Wesner
Description: This is a first year high school level class for students who are new to the Spanish language or have little knowledge of it. We will learn skills like basic conversation, grammar rules, reading, and writing, and about the Spanish speaking cultures.
We will be using the totall immersion approach, showing and demonstrating actions. We'll be focusing on "learning" the language, not just translating!  -We will meet two times a week.
Text: BJU Spanish 1 Student Text, Test Booklet, and Activity Manual, second edition and a notebook
Copy Fee:  $20 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

7th and up Latin
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 (currently contacting publisher so do not purchase until you check with me); 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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Electives
MS/HS Art
Teacher:  Mary Johnson
ALL NEW LESSONS for 2015-2016, NEW TECHNIQUES AND NEW FUN ACTIVITIES!
Description: 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 advanced 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.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $32.50 ***Supplies for independent projects may not be provided.
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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7th and up Photography
Teacher:  Sarah Tarabocchia
Description:  Welcome to Intro. to Photography for grades 7th and up.  This class will be taught in the form of concept to activity to class discussion.  We will utilize the text Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.  The purpose will be to explore and understand the elements of exposure as it relates to aperture, shutter speed and ISO and their relationship to depth of field and more.  As important as understanding exposure so is composition.  We will study and learn what " rules" bring together a great composition.  Each class will present a photography concept and the student will be assigned to use this concept in a weekly photo session on their own and to produce one image that best depicts that concept.  The images will be uploaded to a private, closed drop box online and shown in class the following week.  Students will be graded on completion, effort and a few at home quizzes.  At the year's end, each student will select one favorite image to print and learn how to mat and frame their print.  We will hold an art and photography show to showcase your student's work.
Text:  Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
Copy/Supply Fee: $30 per student per year
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month
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7th - 8th Grade Apologetics/Logic
Teacher:  Holly Hood
Description:  Who is God and can I really know him? These are important questions that will be answered in this apologetics course for middle schoolers. Along with the Bible, this curriculum put out byAPOLOGIA PRESS will introduce a Biblical worldview of God and Truth. The students will learn to use God's truth as a lens through which to see the world. Second semester we'll be using the Fallacy Detective to sharpen our logic skills and help the students to recognize common fallacies when they are exposed to them. These two texts will be the primary sources for this class.
Copy/Supply Fee:  TBD
Text:  Who is God? and Can I Really know Him? By John Hay and David Webb , Apologia Press and The Fallacy Detective by Nathanial Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn,3rd edition
Tuition Fee:  $370 per year/$37 per month
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Verity Speech & Debate Club
Ages:  Students ages 5-18 and at least one parent
Teacher:  Kathryn Shanks
Description:  In-class practice for all kinds of speeches (interpretation of literature, impromptu, persuasive, and informative). Included in the course is training for parents who are preparing their students for the local homeschool speech tournaments in the spring.
NOTE:  Participation in tournaments requires joining the homeschool speech league (www.ccofse.com) and paying small tournament fees. Travel expenses are extra.
PARENTS MEETING: At least one parent must attend on September 8 at 1:00pm. Details on speech and debate, Verity Club policies, and answers to all your questions will be provided.
Copy/Supply Fee:
Tuition:  $350 per year/$35 per month
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7th - 8th
General Science
American History
Geography/World Cultures
Pre-Algebra
Literature
Writing/Grammar
Apologetics/Logic
Language Exploratory

Physical Science (8th-9th)

7th Up
Photography
MS/HS Art
Latin
Important Note: Parents are responsible to acquire textbooks
unless otherwise noted in the course description.
2015-2016 Midlothian Location Courses