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Tomball Classes for Homeschoolers

Course Descriptions
Art

Introduction to Art
6th-8th Grade

Rebecca Elkins

Prerequisites: none

Time: Thursday 12:00 - 1:30

Teacher: Rebecca Elkins

Contact Info: vrelkins4@gmail.com

Curriculum: I use my own curriculum
Provided by the teacher: Newsprint, Bristol board, drawing paper, crayons, watercolors, white card-stock, tissue paper, modge-podge, construction paper, cardboard, clay - sgraffito, rolling pins, sculpting wire, yarn, beads, hot glue, Christmas project supplies vary, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, colored card-stocks, colored copy paper, tempera paint, charcoal, conte chalk, erasers, and pencils
Purchased by parents: In the second semester students will be required to bring 2 large baking potatoes for creating stamps. I will send an email reminder the week of.

Tuition: $400.00 which can be split into 10 monthly payments of $40.00 a month starting in July  with the last one due in April. I accept cash or checks.
Supply Fee: $40.00 to cover the above supplies. The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: One additional month’s payment.

Class minimum: 2
Class maximum: 15

Details
This is a fun, hands-on art class for 6th - 8th grade. It is designed to introduce students to various art media as well as mixed media art. Students will learn how to draw a simple still life as well as using their imagination to draw.  Students will be taught the proper use of a pencil and brush. They will learn the basics of how to use charcoal, conte’ chalk, oil pastels, watercolor, and the basics of a color wheel. Students will do some basic printmaking and learn how to make decorative paper. They will learn the basics of one and two point perspective (which helps with math) and figure drawing (modestly). This is not an Arts and Crafts class, but my prayer is to teach your child to enjoy art and look at the world in a different light and see the creativity of our God.

Art 1
9th-12th Grade

Rebecca Elkins

Prerequisites: none

Time: Thursday 10:30 - 12:00

Teacher: Rebecca Elkins

Contact Info: vrelkins4@gmail.com

Curriculum: I use my own curriculum
Provided by the teacher: Art boards & clips,#2 pencils - sharpened, 18 X 24 drawing pad, scissors, drafting ruler, black & grey pastel paper, copies, construction paper, newsprint, blending stump, sharpie, conté crayon, tissue, pink pearl eraser, exacto knife, canvas board, and modge podge.
Purchased by parents: none

Tuition: $400.00 or $40.00 per month for 10 months with the first payment due in July and the last one due in April. I accept cash or checks.
Supply Fee: $40.00 to purchase the above supplies.
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: one additional month’s payment

Class minimum: 1
Class maximum: 15

Details
This a more in-depth Fine Arts class for 9th - 12th grade teaching basic drawing skills. Students will learn the elements and principles of design in art.  Students will look at paintings from the different masters and discuss  how they used the various rules of art, or how they broke them and why it works. They will do a more in-depth study of perspective going up to 4 point perspective, possibly higher depending on the grade level of the class as a whole. This really goes well with math classes and is fun. In this class students will master the use of charcoal, and conte’ chalk with periodic fun breaks using alternative types of media. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, line, shading, form, still life, simple sculptures, and portraiture.  Students will start with drawing basic geometric shapes, and by the end of this class, the student will be able to draw to scale a self-portrait.

Art 2
9th-12th Grade

Rebecca Elkins

Prerequisites: Student must have taken Art 1, I am will to make exception for student who have had other art classes

Time: Thursday 2:00 - 3:30

Teacher: Rebecca Elkins

Contact Info: vrelkins4@gmail.com

Curriculum: I use my own curriculum
Provided by the teacher: 18 X 24 drawing paper pad, drawing board, charcoal pencil, drawing pencils, black Sharpie Marker, water colors, brushes, paper towels, oil pastels, masking tape, canvas, basic acrylic paint set, gesso, and wire for sculpting.
Purchased by parents: none

Tuition: $400.00 or $40.00 per month for 10 months with the first payment due in July and the last one due in April. I accept cash or checks.
Supply Fee: $40.00 to purchase the above supplies.
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: one additional month’s payment

Class minimum: 1
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This is an advanced Art class for 9th - 12th requiring students to have mastered Art 1. I would be willing to make exception upon approval of the student's work. Good drawing skills, exposure to design, and layout skills are required for this class. Students will be introduced to color via flat media, working into acrylics on a board or canvas. In this class we will have several sessions of timed drawings to master the art of laying in the work quickly. We will cover more detailed mono-prints, work with watercolors, learn how to mix colors, and use a paint brush. We will discuss human form and proportion (modestly). Students will have an opportunity to choose their own subject matter to be completed in various media. They will also work on a multiple media project. In the second semester students will choose a picture to be painted on a canvas, more difficult paintings may require working at home also to be completed by the end of the semester.  If time allows we will work on wire sculpting.
ASL

ASL (Elementary)
1st - 6th grade

Rita Torres

Prerequisites: none      

Time: Thursday 9:30 - 10:00 am

Teacher: Rita Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com

Curriculum: Book (TBA)
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.
Book: TBA

Tuition:  $350 / year or $35 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This is a fun introductory course for students who would like to learn some basic conversational signs through games, signing to songs, role playing, skits,  In addition to learning conversational vocabulary, the students will learn how to effectively communicate in ASL grammar through appropriate facial expressions, body language, body shifting, listing, and gesturing.

ASL 1
7th - 12th grade

Rita Torres

Prerequisites: none      

Time: Thursday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teacher: Rita Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com

Curriculum: Book - signing Naturally 1-6
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.   
Book: Signing Naturally 1-6. ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com

Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
The students will learn how to carry everyday conversations with a Deaf person, understand basic ASL grammatical rules (facial expressions, body language, body shifting/direct address, listing, eye gaze, classifiers, some mouth morphemes, and gesturing), begin learning sign to voice interpreting skills, develop an awareness of Deaf culture values, and sign a song translated into ASL. They will also record themselves signing for major grades.

ASL 2
7th - 12th grade

Rita Torres

Prerequisites: ASL 1 and evaluation     

Time: Thursday 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Teacher: Rita Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com

Curriculum: Book - signing Naturally 7-12
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.   
Book: Signing Naturally 7-12 ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com

Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This class is a continuation of the American Sign Language I class (prerequisite ASL I or teacher approval by evaluation). We will continue our study and practice of conversational signing, ASL grammatical rules (including non-manual markers, classifiers, direct address, and gesturing), sign to voice interpreting skills, and knowledge of Deaf culture values. Instead of signing songs translated into ASL, the students will each translate and present their own song in class. In addition, we'll learn Christian vocabulary, develop additional numerical vocabulary (which is very elaborate in ASL), and begin learning voice to sign interpreting skills.

ASL 3
7th - 12th grade + Adult

César Torres

Prerequisites: ASL 1 & 2 and evaluation     

Time: Thursday 2:15 - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Cesar Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com

Curriculum: Book - Level 3
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.   
Book: Level 3 ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com

Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This class is a continuation of the American Sign Language II class (prerequisite ASL II or teacher approval by evaluation). We will continue our study and practice of conversational signing, ASL grammatical rules, interpreting skills, and Deaf culture.  The primary emphasis of this course is fivefold: learning additional ASL strategies (along with its formal terminology), new vocabulary will be taught, retaining the grammar and vocabulary they have already learned, mouth morphemes are emphasized on a deeper level, and further development of voice to sign interpreting skills.
Economics

Economics
9th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Prerequisites: None

Time: Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (SPRING SEMESTER)

Teacher: Jennifer Chidester

Contact information: jenniferchidester@gmail.com

Curriculum: A Beka Book Economics: Work & Prosperity in Christian Perspective (3rd Edition)
Provided by the teacher: various items for object lessons throughout the year
Purchased by parents: textbook, presentation poster board, notebook, and access to computer

Tuition: $225/semester or $45 per month (December - April) Payable by check, cash, or monthly cost of $48 by PayPal.
Supply Fee: $20 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Jan. 31

Class minimum:  6 must be met by December 1st for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12

Details:
This is a semester long class and will be offered only in the spring.  A one-semester high school course that helps students understand economic and financial terms, as well as concepts and principles that have an impact on our everyday lives.  A basic understanding of macro and microeconomics will be provided, in addition to reviewing historical and current events.   There will two projects to be completed at home and presented in class. The  Stock Market game will be introduced in class and performed at home.

Chapter reviews will be done at home, and tests will be taken at home with a parent supervising. This class fulfills the half-year economics high school credit required for graduation. Estimated homework hours per week: 2
English

English - 7
7th grade

Susan Money

Prerequisites: the ability to write legibly in ink and in cursive, knowledge of basic word processing, a good understanding of sentence structure.

Time: Thursday 12:30-2:00 P.M.

Teacher: Susan Money
Contact information: rsmoney@sbcglobal.net

Curriculum:
Provided by the teacher: Writing curriculum, adapted from Structured Writing by Laura George
Purchased by parents:
Novels: Brady by Jean Fritz, Calico Bush by Rachel Fields, Eric Liddell by Catherine Swift, The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Grammar: Easy Grammar: Plus

Tuition: $500/year or $50.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: $10.00 The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 6 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12.

Details: Parental involvement is essential.

English 7 has been developed for on-level seventh graders, but advanced sixth graders and eighth graders who need review or reinforcement will also benefit. The class includes structured writing, grammar, and literature. A Biblical worldview is incorporated into every aspect of class. Homework is given in a four or five-day format. Students should expect to spend 1-1 ½   hours on homework each day.

Structured writing assignments will include basic paragraphs, two-paragraph comparative papers, parts-ordered paragraphs, and five-paragraph papers. Writing assignments will also include descriptions, narratives, expository, and persuasive paragraphs, summaries, character sketches, and a book report. Topics for these papers will come from the assigned literature.

The novels for this class will be read at home and discussed in class. Some book units with include comprehension quizzes.

The text is Easy Grammar Plus, which is not only a great complement to any grammar program, but also a thorough introduction for those who have not yet studied the subject. The worksheets will be completed and graded at home by a parent. Most tests will be given at home under parent supervision and quizzes will be given in class. The teacher will grade tests and quizzes.

A complete Book and Supply List will be sent after the class has made.

English - 9
9th grade

Susan Money

Prerequisites: English 8 or equivalent. New students must submit a recent writing sample and list of books read in the last three months. A basic understanding grammar must demonstrated.

Time: Thursday 10:30-12:00

Teacher: Susan Money
Contact information: rsmoney@sbcglobal.net

Curriculum:
Provided by the teacher: Writing curriculum, adapted from Structured Writing by Laura George
Purchased by parents:
Novels: Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Nonfiction: It’s Not About You by Max Lucado, Writers Inc, 2016 published by Great Source Education Group a division of Houghton, Mifflin, and Harcourt
Grammar: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9, Text and Test Booklet

Tuition: $550/year or $55/month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: $10.00 The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 6 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12.

Details:
English 9 is a survey of high school English and is designed for high school freshman. However, advanced eighth graders and tenth graders who need review or reinforcement will benefit. English 9 includes structured and creative writing, literature, and grammar. A Biblical worldview is incorporated into every aspect of class.

Structured writing assignments will include basic paragraphs, parts-ordered paragraphs, five-paragraph papers, and a research paper. Writing assignments will also include descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive paragraphs, character sketches, a personal response paper, and a literary analysis. Topics for these papers will come from the Bible and the assigned literature.

In the creative writing units, students will read Romeo and Juliet and selected poems of various authors. They will write a play and three poems.

Novels will be read at home and discussed in class. Some book units will include vocabulary and/or comprehension quizzes. It’s Not About Me is a summer reading assignment.

Grammar instruction will be given in class. Workbook pages will be done at home and graded by a parent. Quizzes will be done in class and graded by the teacher.

A complete Book and Supply List will be sent after the class has made.
Government

Government
9th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Prerequisites: None

Time: Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (FALL SEMESTER)

Teacher: Jennifer Chidester

Contact Info: jenniferchidester@gmail.com

Curriculum: Abeka ISBN#: 89281002
American Government in Christian Perspective (3rd Edition)
(It's the one with the "We the People" on the front.)
Provided by the teacher: various items for object lessons throughout the year
Purchased by parents: book & presentation poster board

Tuition: $225/semester or $45 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or monthly cost of $48 by PayPal.
Supply Fee: $20
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 6 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12

Details:
This is a semester long class and will be offered only in the Fall.  This class will show the Christian foundation that the United States was founded upon through the one-semester study of American Government. With a detailed presentation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, your student will be able to see the emphasis on limited government that was intended by the Founding Fathers and clearly display the three branches of government along with the responsibilities that citizens have to the government. *We will have special speakers throughout the session, such as Military members, various government officials & politicians. (pending availability) Each week your student will need to read the next chapter or two and complete the review. *Some weeks will have a follow up test, special reports, presentation or an object lesson such as the demonstration of the proper way to fold a flag. Estimated homework hours per week: 2
Math

Pre-Algebra-Saxon 8/7
6th-10th grade

Janet Deschamps

Prerequisites: Placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time
: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00         

Teacher
: Janet Deschamps

Contact Info
: jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

Curriculum
: Saxon 8/7, 3rd edition
Purchased by parents: Saxon 8/7 Homeschool kit, 3rd edition - includes text, test and worksheet book, and answer key; DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com

Tuition
:  $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: none - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum
: none
Class maximum: 12

Details

At home during the week, the student will daily watch the lessons taught by Dr. Shormann, work the homework lessons, grade and correct, do assigned worksheets and fact practices, and then take the weekly test. Parents are responsible to see that the student gets this done. In class, the students will take a quiz over the new material, grade and correct their tests, and turn in homework. I will then go over any additional problems they need help with.

Algebra 1
7th-12th grade

Janet Deschamps
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Alg ½ or Saxon 8/7. New students must take placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time: Thursdays, 11:30-12:30     

Teacher: Janet Deschamps

Contact Info: jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

Curriculum: Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition
Purchased by parents: Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition - text and answer key; solutions manual is optional, DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com

Tuition:  $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: none - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: none
Class maximum: 12

Details
At home during the week, the student will daily watch the lessons taught by Dr. Shormann, work the homework lessons, grade and correct, and then take the weekly test. Parents are responsible to see that the student gets this done. In class, the students will take a quiz over the new material, grade and correct their tests, and turn in homework. I will then go over any additional problems they need help with.

Algebra 2
8th-12th grade

Janet Deschamps

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1. New students must take placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 or 12:30-1:30 

Teacher: Janet Deschamps

Contact Info: jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

Curriculum: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition
Purchased by parents: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition - text and answer key; solutions manual is optional; DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com

Tuition:  $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: none - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: none
Class maximum: 12

Details:  At home during the week, the student will daily watch the lessons taught by Dr. Shormann, work the homework lessons, grade and correct, and then take the weekly test. Parents are responsible to see that the student gets this done. In class, the students will take a quiz over the new material, grade and correct their tests, and turn in homework. I will then go over any additional problems they need help with.

Advanced Math
Semesters 1 and 2
10th-12th grade

Janet Deschamps

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 2. New students must take placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30         

Teacher: Janet Deschamps

Contact Info: jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

Curriculum: Saxon Advanced Math, 2nd edition
Purchased by parents: Saxon Advanced Math-2nd edition -text, answer key; solutions manual is recommended; DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com

Tuition:  $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: none - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: none
Class maximum: 12

Details
At home during the week, the student will daily watch the lessons taught by Dr. Shormann, work the homework lessons, grade and correct, and then take the weekly test. Parents are responsible to see that the student gets this done. In class, the students will take a quiz over the new material, grade and correct their tests, and turn in homework. I will then go over any additional problems they need help with.
NOTE: The Advanced Math and Calculus books will be taught using the following 3-Year schedule ( I only teach the first 2 years):
Year 1 -first 2/3 of the Advanced Math book supplemented with more geometry work.
Year 2- last 1/3 of Adv Math and first third of the Calculus book.                                                         Year 3- finish the Calculus book.
For students who only have one year of high school left and want to take Advanced Math, we will get through about 95 lessons in the book, leaving 30 lessons to be finished. These could be completed during the summer on their own.
Advanced Math
Semester 3(Fall)
  
Calculus
Semester 1 (Spring)

10th-12th grade

Janet Deschamps

Prerequisites: Successful completion of first 2/3’s of Advanced Math. New students must take placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time: Thursdays, 9:30-10:30       

Teacher: Janet Deschamps

Contact Info: jwdeschamps78@gmail.com

Curriculum: Saxon Advanced Math, 2nd edition; Saxon Calculus, 2nd edition
Purchased by parents: Fall Semester:Saxon Advanced Math, 2nd edition - text, answer key; solutions manual is recommended; DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com
Spring Semester: Saxon Calculus, 2nd edition-text, answer key, solutions manual; DIVE lessons (either streaming or CD) www.diveintomath.com

Tuition:  $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or PayPal
Supply Fee: none - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: none
Class maximum: 12

Details
At home during the week, the student will daily watch the lessons taught by Dr. Shormann, work the homework lessons, grade and correct, and then take the weekly test. Parents are responsible to see that the student gets this done. In class, the students will take a quiz over the new material, grade and correct their tests, and turn in homework. I will then go over any additional problems they need help with.
Photography

Photography 101

7th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Prerequisites: none

2 Separate Classes offered:
Time: Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Time: Thursday 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Teacher: Jennifer Chidester

Contact Info:jenniferchidester@gmail.com

Curriculum: Instructor produced
Provided by the teacher: USB Drive, various props backgrounds and frames etc
Purchased by parents: various small printing of photographs, props from home, camera (prefer SLR style)

Tuition
: $350/year or $35.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or monthly class fee of $39 by PayPal.
Supply Fee: $40
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 6 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 15

Details:
Students will be taught an introduction to and the history of photography, eye of the photographer, who is the subject, how not to over prop a photo, line of horizon, depth of field, balance, use of color, Word Art, how to market photos, white boxes, etc. They will learn how to photograph various ages and groups, landscapes, animals, and fun-themed photo sessions. They will work with subjects and learn how to bring emotion to each photograph but most importantly how to make a snapshot picture into a wall hanging portrait. Students will end the semester with a optional Gallery Night. This class does not teach the student how to use their own cameras. Each camera is different, but we will use their SLR style camera to learn how to photograph as professional photographers. It will help the students to play around with their camera over the summer to prepare for this class.

Photography 102

8th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Prerequisites: Photography 101

Time: Thursday 10:30 - 11:45

Teacher: Jennifer Chidester

Contact Info: jenniferchidester@gmail.com

Curriculum: Instructor produced
Provided by the teacher: USB Drive, various props backgrounds and frames etc.
Purchased by parents: various small printing of photographs, props from home, camera (prefer SLR style). Students WILL NEED a laptop to bring to class.

Tuition: $400/year or $40.00 per month (August - April) Payable by check, cash, or monthly class fee of $43 by PayPal.
Supply Fee: $35 The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  5 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 15

Details:
Students will continue to photograph various projects throughout the year. Students will learn a deeper understand of horizon lines, depth of field, balance, use of color, Word Art. In 102 the students will take their files and learn how to create digital imaging by editing photographs while keeping the integrity of the photo.  Students WILL need a camera (ANY SLR is recommended) and a laptop. This class does not teach the student how to use their own camera. Each camera is different, but we will use their SLR style camera to learn how to photograph as professional photographers. It will help the students to continue to play around with their camera over the summer to prepare for this class.
Science

Biology
9th-10th grade

Jolynn McQuary

Prerequisites: Student must be ready for independent reading, note-taking and work completion.   

Time: Thursday, 8:30-10:15 am

Teacher: Jolynn McQuary

Contact Info: mcquary5@att.net

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Biology by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, Module Outlines for note-taking, lab materials and specimen for dissection
Purchased by parents: Textbook, Poster board for Class Report, Container for Insect collection, Plant collection “binder” or poster, Binder with dividers, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper)

Tuition: $500/year or $50.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check or cash
Supply Fee: $60 (due with August tuition)
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  6 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details
This course is a college preparatory class which covers the science of life, organisms, and human life. In addition, it includes topics such as cell structures, genetics, Biblical creation, zoology, and analysis of the kingdoms. Completion of this course and Advanced Biology will prepare a students for the AP Exam (along with additional preparation from the AP website). Each week the student will complete assigned reading and homework which includes vocabulary, answering questions, and completing lab reports. Students will attend class once per week for 1 hour and 45 minutes to turn in homework, review concepts, take periodic vocabulary quizzes and complete laboratory investigations. Students should be prepared to invest 4-6 hours per week to complete work. The lab is designed to reinforce concepts introduced that week. Students will complete lab reports in a notebook, following a RUBRIC used for assessment. During the year, students will complete the following long-term projects: Genetics Study, Insect Collection, Leaf Collection, and an oral presentation. Take-home tests will be given for some modules, while the study guide will be graded for assessment of other modules. Detailed Syllabus will be sent out via e-mail and student is expected to print these and keep them in their binder for reference.  Students are expected to maintain an organized binder to ensure success.  Students/parents are expected to check e-mails for weekly updates and use the on-line grading program for grade updates. Semester tests will be given on the last day of each semester.

Chemistry
10th-12th grade

Jolynn McQuary

Prerequisites:  In order to be able to understand the math concepts associated with this class, the student needs to have completed Algebra I and have a good working knowledge of calculator use.

Time:  Thursday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Teacher: Jolynn McQuary

Contact Info: mcquary5@att.net

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Chemistry (2nd Edition)  by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, “Helpful Hint” sheets with various modules, and lab materials
Purchased by parents: Textbook, Scientific Calculator - TI-30 or up, Binder with dividers, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper).  Solutions Manual is advised but NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $550/year or $55.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check, or cash
Supply Fee: $60 - The first month’s tuition is due with Registration.  The supply fee is due with August registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  6 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details:
This course is designed to be a first-year high school Chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in Chemistry which will prepare the student for a college-level course. The text is Exploring Creation with Chemistry - 2nd edition by Apologia. The course 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. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a university chemistry course. Students will participate in lecture-response format which will focus heavily on the math concepts associated with chemistry. They will engage in an application of chemistry to daily life through weekly investigations and properly prepared lab reports.  In addition, students will be encouraged to reference videos to gain a better understanding of the concepts.  Students should be prepared to work 4-6 hours per week on reading and working through the various problems.  Tutorial sessions (1 hour - $5 group - $20 individual) will be offered by the instructor several times per semester.

Students will attend class once per week for 1 hr. 45 min. to turn in homework, review concepts, take periodic quizzes, and complete laboratory investigations which reinforce concepts introduced that week. Students will complete lab reports in a notebook following a RUBRIC used for assessment. Take-home tests will be given for some modules, while the Review Questions/Extra Practice Problems for other modules will be used to as assessment tools. A semester exam will be given on the last class of the fall and spring covering modules from each semester. Detailed Syllabus will be sent via e-mail and students are expected to print these and refer to them weekly. Students/parents are expected to check e-mails for weekly updates and use the on-line grading program for grade updates.

Advanced Biology/Health
11th-12th grade

Jolynn McQuary

Prerequisites:  a first year Biology course & a first year Chemistry course.

Time:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teacher: Jolynn McQuary

Contact Info:  mcquary5@att.net

Curriculum:
Apologia - Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology (2nd edition) by Shannon and Yunis
Anatomy Coloring Book by Kaplan Anatomy (5th or 6th edition)
Total Health - Choices for a Winning Lifestyle by Susan Boe
(required text -1995 edition or newer)
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, lab materials and specimen for dissection
Purchased by parents: Textbooks, Poster board for Class Binder with dividers, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper)

Tuition: $550/year or $55.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check, or cash
Supply Fee: $60 - The first month’s tuition is due with registration.  The supply fee is due by August 1. 
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 5 - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details
This college-prep Advanced Biology course which covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's amazing organ systems while connecting the creation to the Creator! (Please note: At the end of the course, the reproductive system is beautifully covered, including illustrations and descriptions.) This course, combined with Exploring Creation with Biology prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. Students would be responsible for accessing the information from the websites regarding registering and taking these tests. (apcentral.collegeboard.com or clep.collegeboard.org) Sixteen modules cover human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. This course includes various student activities: reading & study questions, laboratory, dissections (including completion of laboratory reports), microscope labs with prepared slides of various human tissues and coloring book exercises from Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book. Use of this coloring book will allow students to process through and memorize anatomical details and nomenclature. Students will follow detailed Syllabus for assignments and expectations which will require 6+ hours of work at home each week. Students are expected to check e-mails for weekly updates and use the on-line grading program for grade updates. Periodic tests/quizzes over Body Systems and Quarterly Tests will be given twice per semester.

HEALTH - ½  CREDIT - Along with the Advanced Biology class, students will earn ½ Health credit as we explore the Biblically-based curriculum.  Students will learn about the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of their bodies from a Biblical view.  There will be very engaging reading with a few assignments, group discussions, projects and oral presentations.  (If a student chooses not to participate in this Health credit - he/she will not complete the assignments but may participate in the class discussions.)

Physics
11th-12th grade

Jolynn McQuary

Prerequisites: This college-prep physics course is designed for the diligent, independent-working student who has completed Algebra I and Algebra II and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent.  Students must be mature in diligence and work-study habits in order to be successful with the workload.

Time: Thursday,  2:00 -4:00 pm

Teacher: Jolynn McQuary

Contact Info: mcquary5@att.net

Curriculum:   Apologia - Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, Outline sheets for each module, and lab materials
Purchased by parents: A scientific or graphing calculator (TI-30 or up), Binder with dividers, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper).  Solutions Manual is advised but NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $550/year or $55.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check, or cash.
Supply Fee: $60 - The first month’s tuition is due with registration.  The supply fee is due by August 1.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 5 - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details
The course will provide detailed introduction into the concepts of general physics and prepare the student for a university-level physics course. The course emphasizes vector analysis, 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. Students will participate in lecture-response format which will focus heavily on the math concepts associated with physics. They will engage in an application of physics to daily life through weekly investigations and properly prepared lab reports.

A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended (TI-30 or up) and students should be very competent in using the calculator. Students should be prepared to work 4-6 hours per week on reading and working through the various problems. Students will attend class once per week for  2 1/4 hours to turn in homework, review concepts, take periodic quizzes, and complete laboratory investigations which reinforce concepts introduced that week. Students will complete lab reports in a notebook following a RUBRIC used for assessment.  In order to prepare students for “college-level test preparation,” two quarterly tests will be given in the  fall and spring semesters covering modules learned. Detailed Syllabus will be sent via e-mail and students are expected to print these and refer to them weekly. Students are expected to check e-mails for weekly updates and use the on-line grading program for grade updates. Tutorial sessions (1 hour - $5 group - $20 individual) will be offered by the instructor during the semester.  Students are encouraged to form study groups to review the material.

IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry)
9th-12th grade

Molly Ludwig

Prerequisites:  None

Time:  Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Molly Ludwig

Contact Info: mollyludwig94@gmail.com

Curriculum: Exploring the World of Chemistry and Exploring the World of Physics authored by John Hudson Tiner

Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, worksheets with various modules, and lab materials

Purchased by parents: textbook, binder with dividers, composition notebook for a Lab Book, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper). Solutions Manual is advised but NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $500/year or $50.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $50 The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  6 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details:
This class is designed to provide a strong base of the concepts and principles that higher level physics and chemistry classes are built upon, so students are prepared to apply that knowledge when they get to those higher-level classes. Some topics included are heat, energy, motion, the periodic table, chemical formulas and nomenclature, properties of elements, electricity, light and sound waves. Students will have reading and home assignments. Class time will include lecture, worksheets, class activities and labs. Students will learn to do lab reports according to the scientific method. Estimated homework hours per week: 5

Physical Science
7th-9th grade

Molly Ludwig

Prerequisites:  None

Time:  Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Teacher: Molly Ludwig

Contact Info: mollyludwig94@gmail.com

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition)  by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, worksheets with various modules, and lab materials
Purchased by parents: textbook, binder with dividers, composition notebook for a Lab Book, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper). Solutions Manual is advised but NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $450/year or $45.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $45
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  6 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details:
In this study of Physical Science, students will be introduced to the stunning world in which they live, as well as the universe around it. Students will study water on earth and in the atmosphere, weather phenomenon, earth composition and changes that occur, astrophysics, an introduction to Chemistry and Physics (Newton's Laws), along with additional concepts of electricity, sound, and light. Each week students will complete assigned reading and homework which includes vocabulary, answering questions, and completing lab reports. Students will attend class for 1 hour and 30 minutes once per week to turn in homework, review concepts, take periodic vocabulary quizzes, and complete laboratory investigations, all of which will reinforce the concepts introduced that week. Students will complete lab reports in a notebook, following a RUBRIC used for assessment. Take-home tests will be given for each modules. Semester tests will be given on the last day of each semester.

*This class does not count as an IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry) class. If your child plans to attend a four-year university following high school, he/she will need to have four science credits...Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Advanced Bio (Anatomy & Physiology), Marine Biology/Advanced Chemistry/Advanced Physics.
**For those students attending a junior college after high school, you may count the Physical Science towards high school credit and then take two or three of the classes mentioned above.

Estimated homework hours per week: 5

General Science
6th-8th grade

Molly Ludwig

Prerequisites:  None

Time:  Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher: Molly Ludwig

Contact Info: mollyludwig94@gmail.com

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition)  by Dr. Jay L. Wile
Provided by the teacher: Syllabus, worksheets with various modules, and lab materials
Purchased by parents: textbook, binder with dividers, composition notebook for a Lab Book, and additional school supplies (paper, map pencils, pencils, ruler, and paper). Solutions Manual is advised but NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $450/year or $45.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $45
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:  6 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 20

Details:
This course is designed to introduce students to their first experience of systematic science. Students will discover scientific concepts of basic biology, anatomy, earth science, and scientific methods throughout the course while relating it all to God’s creation. Each class will be 1 hour and 30 min consisting of approximately 45 minutes of lecture and 45 minutes of lab. Students will be responsible for keeping their notes, assignments, study guides, etc., in a three ringed binder as well as lab assignment handouts.

Class time will be used to reinforce what they have read by note taking, experiments, hands on activities, quizzes, two presentations (1 each semester).

Students will be responsible for reading the lengthy sixteen modules, vocabulary assignments with preparation for quizzes in class, completing; study guides, "On Your Own" questions, experiment lab reports, occasional worksheet and tests. Also, students will be expected to keep their papers organized in a binder.

Estimated homework hours per week: 4
Spanish

Spanish 1
9th-12th grade

Beth Munnerlyn

Prerequisites: None

Time: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 a.m.

Teacher: Beth Munnerlyn

Contact Info: tbmunnerlyn@hotmail.com

Curriculum: Dos Mundos, 7th edition, a higher education curriculum.
Purchased by parents: Dos Mundos, 7th edition - text, workbook (part A or complete) and audio CD program part A.

Tuition
:  $450.00/year or $45.00 per month (August - April) payable by check or cash. The first month’s tuition is due with registration.
Supply Fee: none
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 4
Class maximum: 12

Details
This advanced class is for students with little or no background in the Spanish Language. Students will enjoy learning this romantic language through conversational activities and oral exercises. They will be exposed to the language learning process through listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  Cultural notes will also be included. Students should plan on 3 to 5 hours of homework per week.

Spanish 2
9th-12th grade

Beth Munnerlyn

Prerequisites: Spanish 1. Mrs. Munnerlyn will assess student knowledge / ability if they have used a different curriculum for Spanish 1.

Time: Thursdays, 8:30-10:00. 

Teacher: Beth Munnerlyn

Contact Info: tbmunnerlyn@hotmail.com

Curriculum: Dos Mundos, 7th edition, a higher education curriculum
Purchased by parents: Dos Mundos, 7th edition - text, workbook part B and audio CD program part B; 501 Spanish Verbs optional.

Tuition:  $450.00/year or $45.00 per month (August - April) payable by check or cash. The first month’s tuition is due with registration.
Supply Fee: none
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 4
Class maximum: 12

Details
Upon the foundation from Spanish 1, students will continue to build their ability to use this beautiful language by learning additional tenses.  Along with cultural notes, students will enjoy a taste of authentic Latin kitchen. Since Dos Mundos is a college level curriculum, students can earn college credit through examination. Students should plan on 3 to 5 hours of homework per week.

Spanish 3
10th-12th grade

Beth Munnerlyn

Prerequisites: Spanish 1 and 2. Mrs. Munnerlyn will assess student knowledge/ability if they have used different curriculum for Spanish 1 and 2.

Time: Thursdays, 12:15-1:45

Teacher: Beth Munnerlyn

Contact Info: tbmunnerlyn@hotmail.com

Curriculum: Dos Mundos, 7th edition, a higher education curriculum
Purchased by parents: Dos Mundos, 7th edition - text, workbook part B and audio CD program part B; 501 Spanish Verbs optional

Tuition:  $450.00/year or $45.00 per month (August - April) payable by check or cash. The first month’s tuition is due with registration.
Supply Fee: none
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 3
Class maximum: 12

Details
Welcome to Spanish 3; the final chapters of Dos Mundos! In addition, students have fun growing their skills through the reading and discussion of two comic Spanish mysteries. Students should plan on 3 to 5 hours of homework per week. Since Dos Mundos is a college level curriculum, students can earn college credit through examination.
Speech / Drama

Jr. Speech Adventure
4th-7th grade

Mary Stockton

Prerequisites: This is a great first class for students to take with weekly  individual and group opportunities to grow in speaking, listening, and communication skills.

Time: Thursday 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Teacher: Mary Stockton

Contact information: stocktoncrew@att.net

Curriculum: Developed and provided by the teacher
Purchased by parents: A 3-ring binder (1 or 2 inch), simple supplies for various homework assignments, speeches, and projects.

Tuition: $400/year or $40.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $20.00 
The first month’s tuition (July) and supply fee are due with registration.

Class minimum: 5 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12.

Details:
This introductory course will help 4th to 7th grade students gain important speech communication skills in a bright, non-threatening environment through engaging activities and speaking experiences. We will have fun helping your student learn the basics of different forms of communication, as well as practice them in a variety of ways through communication games, acting, oral interpretation of literature, and by delivering a variety of short, lighthearted public speeches. Students will gain hands-on, practical experience speaking before a group of their peers, developing confidence communicating while learning lifelong public speaking skills. This is a perfect first class to help students grow more comfortable with speaking and sharing their ideas with others. 15-20 minutes of homework each week.

High School Speech
8th-12th grade

Mary Stockton

Time: Thursday 10:30-11:45 am

Teacher: Mary Stockton

Contact information: stocktoncrew@att.net

Curriculum:
Provided by the teacher:
Institute for Excellence in Writing Speech Bootcamp Handouts

Purchased by parents: Sound Speech by Koontz. Any edition of this book is acceptable.

Tuition: $450/year or $45/month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $10.00
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.

Class minimum
: 5 must be met by August 1 for the class to make.
Class maximum: 12.

Details:
This high school course focuses on the importance of excellent communication skills in everyday life through public speaking. In this active learning class, students will learn how to prepare and deliver various types of speeches. This course will include discussions of communications processes, audience analysis, and public speaking guidelines. Speaking projects include an introduction speech, interview, demonstration speech, informative speech, devotional speech, persuasive speech, and impromptu speeches. We will also spend time developing note-taking, vocal skills, talk about overcoming public speaking fears, discuss nonverbal and workplace communication. Students will learn how to plan, research, organize, and present a number of different types of speeches as well as how to present an impromptu speech. Students will also learn basic skills such as eye contact, using illustrations, appropriate body movement, making an argument, etc. Full of fun, engaging activities and discussion, this class will provide the tools to allow students to grow to become confident communicators. Please plan for an average of 1-2 hours of  homework per week.
Word In Season

Word in Season III
10th-11th grade

Debbie Qualls

Prerequisites: working knowledge of grammar; able to type weekly papers; an enthusiasm/curiosity for history and literature!

Time: Tuesdays    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Teacher: Debbie Qualls

Contact Info:  jdqualls5@hotmail.com

Curriculum: Word in Season
Provided by the teacher: notebook of history and literature excerpts
Purchased by parents: (any) world history text; BOOKS:  Martin Luther biography, Macbeth, Faerie Queene, Pilgrim’s Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Scarlet Letter, Fahrenheit 451

Tuition:   $65 per month/9 months      Cash or checks
Supply Fee: $12  each semester (notebooks of readings)
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: one additional month’s pymt ($65)

Class minimum
: 6 students by Aug. 10
Class maximum: 16

Details: This is a timeline unit study incorporating history, literature from that period, and weekly writing assignments that coordinate with the history & literature.  Student earns 2 credits: World History & English.  Allow 6 - 8 hours per week to complete assignments.

History:  c. 1450 (printing press) through 1787 (American Constitution).  We explore the advancements in art and education, politics, and exploration.  We look at how the new philosophies about authority affect the church, with Martin Luther leading the Reformation, along with Knox, Zwingli, and Calvin,  focusing on Tudor England, Henry VIII, an unintentional reformer, breaks with Rome and starting the Church of England.  The Enlightenment brings revolutions in scientific thought, philosophy, and government, ending with the American Revolution. Students present a topic report of their choice for each period.

Literature:  As well as the books listed above, students look at excerpts from The Prince, Utopia, Don Quixote, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, and “A Modest Proposal” (in class notebook) among others.  Students record their impressions from these readings in a response journal.

Writing:  Weekly assignments throughout the year include both creative and structured writing. Creative writing includes an allegorical poem and satire, among others. Students write structured 5-paragraph essays with outlines and works cited pages, and an 11-paragraph research paper (over several weeks).
One of the strengths of this program is the weekly schedule of writing -- the student gets lot of practice. Papers are then edited by the teacher, giving tutorial help tailored to that student, and then the student corrects errors as he rewrites the edited papers. In-class exercises give practice on spotting and correcting common errors and polishing style for elegance and concise communication in writing.

Students can earn extra credit for activities that extend their knowledge of the period.

Students are encouraged to share what they’re learning -- parents can earn extra test points by completing “parent quizzes”.

Ancient through Medieval Times
8th-10th grade

Debbie Qualls

Prerequisites:  working knowledge of grammar; able to type weekly papers

Time:  Tuesdays 12:30 -- 3:30

Teacher:  Debbie Qualls

Contact info:  email at jdqualls5@hotmail.com 

Curriculum:  adapted Word in Season
Provided by teacher:  notebook of history & literature readings
Purchased by parents:  Bob Jones World History text; books  (including Bible, The Odyssey, Cat of Bubastes, The Giver, Twice Freed, Julius Caesar, Beowulf, Sir Gawain & the Green Knight)

Tuition:  $65 monthly / 9 months
Supply fee:  about $15 for class notebook of readings
Drop fee:  1 month tuition ($65)

Class minimum:  6 students by June 30
Class maximum:  16

Details
The scope of the history combines the first 2 years of the Word in Season program:  Ancient Times, Greece, Rome, & Medieval Times (about 7 weeks for each) for a world history credit.  Students will also read those sections in the history book. Class lecture & topic reports give historical information.  2 tests per semester.

The literature comes from those time periods. We will discuss the significance of the work, authors (if known), and see how the writing of the age reflects general thinking. We will look for how their perception of God affects the literature. There will be weekly quizzes and two semester tests. Students keep a response journal for the works they read.

The writing will balance creative and structured writing. Weekly assignments reinforce the literature and history. The teacher will edit first drafts, giving a personalized tutorial, and students will rewrite each paper. Class exercises review common mistakes and give stylistic suggestions. Structures include outlining, structured paragraph, compare & contrast, and one 1-3-1 essay.  The literature and writing give an English credit. 

Allow at least 6 hours to complete reading and writing assignments each week.
Worldview

Starting Points
8th-12th grade

Coach Criswell

Prerequisites:Intermediate reading skills and ability to write 5-9 paragraph essay

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Teacher: Coach Criswell

Contact Info: email at p91industries@gmail.com or call (281)948-2208

Curriculum: Starting Points by David Quine
Provided by teacher: Lecture and facilitation of discussion
Purchased: Answers for Difficult Days by Quine, Know What You Believe by Little, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (audio format is fine as well), It’s a Wonderful Life (video--can be rented), The Wizard of Oz (video--can be rented), Frankenstein by Shelley, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson, The Deadliest Monster by Baldwin, Know Why You Believe by Little, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Assumptions by Overman, Never Before in History by Amos

Tuition: $550 for year, can be broken into $55 per month for your convenience
Supply Fee: None

Class Minimum: 5 students
Class Maximum: 16 students
Drop Fee: After 1 month, finish out the current semester. If you drop in October, pay through December.  If you drop in February, pay through end of Spring Semester.

Details:
Starting Points is the biblical worldview primer. It is the introduction for students to begin thinking about and analyzing both the biblical worldview and the worldviews around them. The purpose of this study is to establish the biblical worldview in the hearts and minds of your children. It lays the solid foundation for their own personal lives. It also provides a compass for giving direction in the evaluation of all the ideas that will confront them in life. And finally, this study is an excellent preparatory course for World Views of the Western World. It gives (1)American History, (1)Bible, and (1)Literature/Composition credit. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Book list provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $100 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library, or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. Expected workload: 3-5 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.

Worldviews of the Western World 1
9th-12th grade

Coach Criswell

Prerequisites: Strong reading skills and ability to write 5 paragraph essay

Time: 10:30-12:00 pm

Teacher: Coach Criswell

Contact Info: email at p91industries@gmail.com or call (281)948-2208

Curriculum: The Bible and Ancient Thought Part 1 by David Quine
Provided by teacher: Lecture and facilitation of discussion and any audio selections from the curriculum
Purchased: The Universe Next Door by Sire, How Should We Then Live by Schaeffer, The Trilogy by Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time by Schaeffer, The Iliad by Homer (Quine Version), The Odyssey by Homer (Quine Version), The Republic by Plato (Quine Version), The Aeneid by Virgil (Quine Version), The City of God by Augustine (Quine Version)

Tuition: $600 for year, can be broken into $60 per month for your convenience
Supply Fee: None
Drop Fee: After 1 month, finish out the current semester. If you drop in October, pay through December.  If you drop in February, pay through end of Spring Semester.

Class Minimum: 5 students
Class Maximum: 16 students

Details:
This is the first year of a comprehensive classical high school study that is designed to help the student develop a Christian worldview through course work in various academic disciplines. The curriculum has two tracks of study. Both tracks cover the historical periods of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. One track is a Biblical Worldview section. Attention is given to the study of Scripture as well as the writings of Francis and Edith Schaeffer along with other great classical theologians such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second track of study deals with the Greco-Roman period. In this study, consideration is given to classical literature such as The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer, The Republic by Plato, audio tapes with the teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Partial or full credit is given for the following subjects for this first year: Composition I, Ancient Literature, Philosophy/Religion, Western Civilization, Humanities, and World History. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $200 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library, or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. Expected workload (averaged out over year): 6-9 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.

Worldviews of the Western World 2
9th-12th grade

Coach Criswell

Prerequisites: Strong reading skills and ability to write 5 paragraph essay

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Teacher: Coach Criswell

Contact Info: email at p91industries@gmail.com or call (281)948-2208

Curriculum: The Grandeur of Christianity and The Revolutionary Age by David Quine
Provided by teacher: Lecture and facilitation of discussion and any audio selections from the curriculum
Purchased: Divine Comedy by Dante (Quine Version), The Institutes of Christian Religion by Calvin, Paradise Lost by Milton, The Pilgrim’s Progress by Bunyan, Trilogy by Schaeffer, The Prince by Machiavelli, The Universe Next Door by Sire, The Reasonableness of Christianity by Locke, A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Animal Farm by Orwell, How Should We Then Live by Schaeffer

Tuition: $600 for year, can be broken into $60 per month for your convenience
Supply Fee: None
Drop Fee: After 1 month, finish out the current semester. If you drop in October, pay through December.  If you drop in February, pay through end of Spring Semester.

Class Minimum
: 5 students
Class Maximum: 16 students

Details:
This second year of study of the Cornerstone Curriculum developed by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum begins with the Renaissance period and continues with the Reformation, the Revolutionary Age up to the rise of modern science. It continues with the same basic theme of developing a solid, conservative Christian worldview in the student’s life. Some of the authors that will be read include Martin Luther, John Calvin, Dante, Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and Francis Schaeffer. Various video and audio recordings will be used as well. Partial or full credit will be earned in the following courses: Composition, Medieval Literature, American History, American Government, Political Theory, Science History, Humanities, World History, and Western Civilization. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $200 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. This is a weekly one hour-twenty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Expected Workload (Averaged out over year): 6-9 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.

Intro to Worldview
6th-8th grade

Coach Criswell

Prerequisites: Beginning reading skills and ability to write 1 page synopsis of critical topics or defense of Worldview position

Time: 8:30-9:30

Teacher: Coach Criswell

Contact Info: email at p91industries@gmail.com or call (281)948-2208

Curriculum: Thinking Like a Christian Student Journal by David Noebel
Provided by teacher: Lecture and facilitation of discussion
Purchased: Thinking Like a Christian Student Journal by David Noebel

Tuition: $450 for year, can be broken into $45 per month for your convenience
Supply Fee: None
Drop Fee: After 1 month, finish out the current semester. If you drop in October, pay through December.  If you drop in February, pay through end of Spring Semester.

Class Minimum: 5 students
Class Maximum: 16 students

Details:
This class is designed to introduce elementary and junior high students to think about the foundations and key issues of applying a Biblical Worldview to all areas of life. Students are introduced to seeing a Biblical worldview on the following topics: Theology, Law, History, Biology, Ethics, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Economics. The class is heavily weighted toward discussion and applying the material to everyday life situations.  Each chapter week is followed by a week where each student speaks or debates on the previous week’s topic. This is an ungraded class; however, it encourages students to engage in the material, process, communicate and defend its application each week.  The required text for the class is Thinking Like A Christian Student Journal by David Noebel which can be purchased for about $15.00. Expected Workload: 1 hour per week outside of class. The course work consists mainly of completing a daily journal (5 days per week) and participation in class discussions.