**MS Math**

**Teacher: **TBD

**Description: **Meeting twice weekly, this course is designed to give middle school students a solid foundation for higher level math. The Saxon spiral approach to teaching math will emphasize new skills with continuous review of those previously taught. We will learn about order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, percent of a number and geometric solids along with an introduction to pre-algebra concepts like functions, coordinate planes, integers and exponential expressions. Mastering these skills can be fun and attainable! Concepts presented will be reinforced through classwork, practice, games, and one project per semester.

**Text: **Saxon 7/6, 4th Edition, Saxon Publishing

**Copy Fee: **$5 per student

**Tuition:** $495 per year/$49.50 per month

**Pre-Algebra**

**Teacher:** Denise Barisano

**Description: **This is a full pre-algebra course, 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: **$5 per student per year

**Tuition:** $495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**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 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. 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: **$495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Geometry **

**Teacher: **TBD

**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 leased from the instructor for $5

Geometry 2003 Student Textbook Holt, Rinehart and Winston

ISBN-10: 003066053X

**Copy Fee: **$15 per student per year

**Tuition: **$495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Algebra II **

**Teacher: **Tracy Francis

**Description: **Algebra II meets twice a week. We will review basic algebraic functions and extend your student's skills in graphing and in solving equations. Exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometry will also be introduced. More advanced topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, and probability and statistics will also be presented. The 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.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: **$495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**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 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. 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: **$495.00 per year/$49.50 per month

**Personal Finance**

(Fall semester on Thursdays or Spring semester on Mondays)

**Teacher: **Denise Barisano

**Description: ** This 15-week class will be geared for the average junior. It will teach and prepare students 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 for you. The workbook is included in the tuition fee.

**Copy/Supply Fee: ** None

**Tuition: **$150.00 per semester/$15.00 per month if paid over full year

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**SAT Prep**

(Fall semester on Mondays or Spring semester on Thursdays)

**Teacher: **Denise Barisano

**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 three classes focused on Critical Reading, three classes focused on Critical Writing and three classes focused on Math with an additional class focused on the optional Essay. Students will practice basic SAT testing strategies and work on the three areas of the new SAT test. 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, identifying passage tone and purpose and the intent of the author through evidence. Students will have assignments on the discussed skills as well as practice sessions in class and at home.

**Text: **The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN 978-1457304309)

**Tuition: **$200.00 per semester course/$40.00 per month

(Fall Session payable Aug-Dec and Spring Session payable Jan-May)