High School Ages 14-18

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2019-20 Classes

Senior High classes are available for students ages 14-18.  Each class is 90 minutes long and runs for 32 weeks.  Because the Sr. High classes are meant to be academic classes, there will be 4-6 hours of homework each week.  These classes are meant to build a strong academic foundation which will aid students in becoming successful in whatever studies they pursue. You will note that not all classes are the same tuition due to the scope of materials used, labs and skill level.  Also, some classes will be available on Thursday only, or be split between Monday & Thursday.


 Click HERE for a quick view to a Scheduled Class Dates for BOTH Monday & Thursday Classes. 


    

ART


DRAWING STUDIO (Ages14-18)

9:15am - 10:45am

1 high school Art Credit

Mrs. Karen Plas  karenplas_art@yahoo.com

Drawing Studio has new lesson plans each year so students can further their skills without a repeat of projects! 

This class is great for the artist who has had at least 1 year of art at a middle school level or shows natural ability and would like to have a more challenging experience in the area of drawing. In class the student will learn advanced drawing techniques; still life, line drawing, shading, composition and design, body and facial proportions, 1, 2 or 3 point perspective, color theory, landscapes, shading and art vocabulary. Students will also learn how to use professional supplies such as Prismacolor Colored Pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, technical graphite pencils and more. Students are also welcome to explore with non-drawing materials such as watercolor and acrylic paint in order to enhance their artwork for a mixed media project. This course is teacher-designed following the National Visual Arts Standards. 

Students are expected to work at home on their artwork as well as in the classroom. Artwork will be displayed at the end of the year showcase.

Class Cost: $352


EXPRESS AND EXPLORE – Art for the Busy Student (Ages13-18)

10:45am -12:15pm

1 high school Art Credit

Mrs. Karen Plas   karenplas_art@yahoo.com

Relax and de-stress through creating and expressing yourself. 

This class is designed for the busy student who needs a flexible schedule and would like to have time for art. Students will have an individual syllabus created for the year so they may focus on the areas wanted or needed. Students may also try out mediums they have been dreaming to try or receive guidance and help in order to improve in the subject matter and mediums they already love. 

Each student will create a minimum of 3 art pieces a semester in a variety of subject choices, styles and/or mediums according to their syllabus. Homework is only given when a student is falling behind in their syllabus. Demonstrations will be given on how to use a wide variety of mediums as well as specific drawing techniques and styles. Students only attend the demonstrations that are needed according to their individual syllabus. One on one help will be given daily. Some of the medium choices students may focus on are: Prismacolor pencils, graphite pencils, pen and ink, acrylic paint on canvas or wood, watercolors and watercolor pencils, oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, alcohol markers (Copic, Prismacolor and others) collage, and more. Due to the cost of some materials, they will need to be provided by the parents if that is the area of your child’s focus in art. (Alcohol markers, Prismacolor pencils, canvas/wood for painting). Artwork will be displayed at the end of the year showcase.

Come join the fun!

Class Cost: $352


COMPUTERS


HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTERS: Fundamentals of Microsoft Office 365 - (Age 14- 18)

9:15am - 10:45am

Mrs. Marya Jones maryajones@charter.net

I high school Technology Credit

In this class students will be introduced to the features and functions of Microsoft Office 365 (Office 2016) applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. We will also explore Microsoft OneNote features such as shared note-taking, managing task lists, and organizing content from a variety of sources. Students will gain a strong working knowledge of the Office Suite through step-by-step instruction and hands-on activities as we move through exercises that will help them create professional-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Finally, students will apply the concepts and skills learned in class to complete a personalized Capstone Project that will showcase their comprehensive Office skills.

Textbook: Shelly Cashman Series Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory

Supplies: Internet Access w/Office 365 subscriptions (available $2/month to homeschool families available for up to 5 computers) 

Class Cost: $352


DRAMA/THEATER


Theater 101 – (Ages 14-18)

2:45pm - 3:45pm

1 high school Art or Elective Credit

Mrs. Dyan Yoder dyan@captuscreative.com

Theater 101 will explore the history and basics of theater arts and the importance of all artists in the theater. Students will learn elements of dramatic structure and the roles and responsibilities of directors, designers, actors, and creators. This class will deepen the students’ understanding and appreciation of live performances, and what goes into them.

There will be no required Showcase performance (although it is an option), and some in-class presentations will be expected, along with limited memorization work. 

No textbook is required, as students will receive coursebooks in class on the first day. 

Students will be required to attend one live performance each quarter.

Class Cost: $348


SENIOR HIGH DRAMA – (Ages 14-18)

Thursday 12:30pm - 2:45pm

1 high school Art or Elective Credit

Mrs. Ruth Andrus   rakwa@juno.com

The dramatic arts are a great way to learn about human nature and the many diverse ways that God has made each of us. It is also a great way to use our gifts and talents to return honor to Him. We will be learning and experiencing the different aspects of drama including, but not limited to, drama production, interpretation, characterization, delivery, projection, motivation, set building, costumes, and stage direction. Based on class composition, we will select an appropriate drama and perform for friends and family. 

We are changing our schedule this year.  We will be doing a smaller drama or perhaps a dinner theatre in late November.  Then our spring play will be our large one.  It is scheduled for April and will be held at the Kent Theatre. Since we do want an excellent end product, two months before the performances we will be rehearsing two to three times a week. Production week is of course every day!  We will be encouraging volunteer help from our parents!  We are a team!  

We will also be doing small ministry projects throughout the year.  We need to be able to share the gifts that God has so generously given to us. Encouraging others is a great start!    

Drama is a learn by doing endeavor that you will love!

Class Cost: $ 424


LANGUAGE ARTS


ENGLISH I - (Ages 14-18)

9:15am - 10:45am

1 high school English Credit 

Mrs. Cheyenne Smith   cheymariesmith@gmail.com

In English I we will be focusing on both Literature and Writing.  Each week students will be given assignments which include components of:  grammar, composition and literary analysis/comprehension. Material will be taught using a thematic approach with an emphasis on both the spiritual and biblical implications for our lives.

Resources Needed

The following is a tentative list of books needed for class.  We may or may not get to all of them during the course of the year. Books may be purchased or checked out from the Library.  

  

Required in Class reading

 

· The Chosen - by Chaim Potok

· Pride and   Prejudice -  by Jane Austen

· Dr. Jekyll and   Mr. Hyde - By Robert Louis Stevenson

· To Kill a   Mockingbird - by Harper Lee

· Animal Farm - by George Orwell

· The Scarlet   Pimpernel - by Baroness Orczy

Each student needs a 2 ½ - 3 inch binder, 9 tabbed dividers and access to various materials:  poster board, colored pencils, etc. Library research is essential to this class.

**Parents will be asked to grade the weekly grammar work at home.

Class Cost: $328


ENGLISH II - (Ages 14-18)

10:45am - 12:15pm

1 high school English Credit 

Mrs. Cheyenne Smith    cheymariesmith@gmail.com

In English II we will also focus on both Literature and Writing.  Weekly assignments will include components of: grammar, composition and literary analysis/comprehension.  Our focus will be on World Literature using a thematic approach. These themes will be explored extensively and biblical principles will then be applied to our understanding of the true dilemma of mankind.

 Resources needed:

The following is a tentative list of books needed for class.  We may or may not get to all of them during the course of the year. 

 
 

I am exploring several new Grammar Programs right now, so there may be additional resources needed if I decide to switch programs! 

  

Required in class   Reading:

 

· A   Separate Peace - by John Knowles

· Julius   Caesar - by William Shakespeare

· Night   - by Elie Wiesel

· Short   Stories by Edgar Allen Poe

· Short   Story Unit - Selected Authors

· Poetry   Unit - Selected Authors

 Each student needs a 2 ½ - 3 inch binder, 9 tabbed dividers and access to various materials:  poster board, colored pencils, etc. Library research is essential to this class.

 **Parents will be asked to grade the weekly grammar work at home.

Class Cost: $328

 

ENGLISH III: (British Literature) ​ - (Ages 14-18)

12:45pm-2:15pm 

Mrs. Tammy Leavitt  tmonds@hotmail.com 

1 high school English Credit

A great work of fiction opens a window to a past age, giving us the opportunity to experience other worlds and times and to learn from them. Through literature, the inner workings, passions, and motivations of a culture are revealed and our understanding of human nature throughout history develops. In this survey of British Literature class, we will explore historical and cultural influences on different literary periods as we read works from the medieval to the modern age. Class discussion, journal keeping, writing assignments, short oral presentations, literary analysis and research will be the tools we will draw from to gain practical and foundational college preparatory skills. 

Textbook: Excellence in Literature: British Literature by Janice Campbell

(optional) Three-ringed binder/ruled paper or college-ruled notebook 

Primary books: Beowulf (Heaney), Canterbury Tales, King Lear, Paradise Lost, Northanger Abbey, A Tale of Two Cities, Wuthering Heights, Screwtape Letters Secondary books: to be chosen

Class Cost: $328 


COMMUNICATIONS: (Introduction to Public Speaking) – (Ages 14-18)

10:45am - 12:15pm

1 high school Speech Credit

Ruth Andrus   rakwa@juno.com 

What do we do more of in this world other than communicate?

Yes, we use our communication skills every day. Whether we are talking with friends, going to the store, presenting something in class, applying for a job, or giving any kind of presentation -- we must communicate!

In this day and age, our communication skills must be at the top of their game. In the work world, we must learn to communicate well with our co-workers and employers. In some cases, we must be able to give presentations and win people over with our new ideas. Good communication skills are a must! 

In this class, we will learn how to prepare and deliver many different kinds of speeches and presentations. We will have opportunity to share them. We will also have in a few guest speakers to help us understand the importance of speaking well in front of people. We will also work on job interviews, group discussions and learning to introduce a speaker among other things. The goal:  replace fear with confidence in any speaking situation!    

Texts:   SPEECH for Effective Communication, by Rudolph F. Verderber  (This speech text is provided) 

            Secrets of Great Communicators, By Dr. Jeff Myers (Includes six video sessions)

           The Art of Platform Speaking, By Teresa M. Moon

Class Cost: $328


FOREIGN LANGUAGE


CHINESE – (Ages 14-18)

12:45pm - 2:15pm

1 high school Foreign Language Credit

Mrs. Gezi Cox      bluelake061@yahoo.com

你好!Ni Hao!  Hello!  Are you thinking of taking a foreign language? Please consider taking Mandarin Chinese as one of the most spoken languages in the world. Mandarin is taught in many schools in the United States, which has increased in recent years faster than other second languages. Because the Chinese economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, the economic relationship between China and the USA has become very strong. Chinese language will open doors into whatever future you plan for yourself! 

Build your basic Chinese language knowledge now, so when you continue learning Chinese at college, it will be much easier. Now is the time! Get ready for an exciting year, where we will immerse ourselves in Chinese!  By next May, you will be able to describe your day, discuss your favorite foods, express your feelings, and talk about your family, all with confidence, in Chinese!  We will also work on writing Chinese characters.  Starting with stroke order, you will develop a solid foundation for writing, and over the course of the school year, will be able to write around one hundred characters.  

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this class is only about the language.  Chinese culture is rich and vibrant, and you will find yourself immersed in its beauty.  You will experience the holidays and festivals (including Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival), the costumes, its history, art and poetry, as well as its diverse geography.

By the time our “journey” ends next May, you will feel as comfortable with China, its language and its traditions, as if you had really travelled there.   谢谢! 

Student Book: Happy Chinese (Kuaile Hanyu) Book 2: Student's Book (English and Chinese Edition) ISBN 978-7-107-17127-7 

Work book: Happy Chinese (Kuaile Hanyu) Book 2: Workbook (English and Chinese  Edition) - ISBN 978-7-107-20796-9 

Class Cost: $328


SPANISH I – (Ages 13-18)

12:45pm to 2:15pm

1 high school Foreign Language Credit

Mrs. Maria Krawczyk  Maria.k.spanishconnections@gmail.com

Bienvenidos! 

Welcome to Spanish I high school. Our class uses two books. One that helps us learn the vocabulary needed for this level, with exercises that help us feel confident to develop conversational skills. And the second a workbook that helps us learn the grammar needed to move on to higher levels of the Spanish language. The objective of this class is to help you communicate with others that speak Spanish and to learn about the Culture diversity among the Spanish speaking countries. Our culture projects help the students also understand the culture difference and traditions of the Hispanic and Latino world. The class will cover the first 6 to 7 chapters of the book. The student will be asked to memorize the vocabulary and will be quizzed weekly to review past material. This fast-paced class requires considerable time and commitment.

Grades will be determined by quizzes, exams, projects, and weekly homework.

Textbook: Paso a Paso level I, 2000 edition

By Met Sayers and Wargin.    Prentice Hall

ISBN#-0-673-589-226

Workbook: Basic Spanish 

Author: Dorothy Richmond, McGraw Hill, Second Edition

ISBN # 978-07-145805-4

Class Cost: $328


SPANISH II – (Ages 13-18)

7:45am - 9:15am

1 high school Foreign Language Credit

Mrs. Maria Krawczyk    Maria.k.spanishconnections@gmail.com

Prerequisite Spanish I

This is a high school level Spanish course and a continuation of Spanish I. Students will be building upon concepts learned in the previous Spanish courses will continue Hispanic Culture and conversation. They will be introduced to new vocabulary and achieve grammar mastery with the Basic Spanish workbook through reading and comprehension exercises, with emphasis in the preterit tense, reflexive verbs Students will be quizzed weekly to review past material. This is a fast-paced class that requires considerable time and commitment. Grades will be determined by quizzes, exams, projects, and homework. 

Textbook: Paso a Paso Level I, 2000 edition by Met, Sayers, and Wargin. Prentice Hall

ISBN#-0-673-589-226

Paso a Paso Level II, 2000 edition (you may find this at amazon.com)

ISBN #: 0-673-589-234.

Workbook: Basic Spanish (Practice makes Perfect)

Author: Dorothy Richmond, McGraw Hill Second Edition

ISBN # 978-07-145805-4

Class Cost: $328


SPANISH III – (Ages 13-18)

2:15pm- - 3:45pm

1 high school Foreign Language Credit

Mrs. Maria Krawczyk    Maria.k.spanishconnections@gmail.com

This is a High school level course and continuation of Spanish II. Students will be building upon concepts learned in the previous Spanish Courses and continue to learn about the Hispanic Culture and influence of this in our country not to mention the conversational skills they will acquire.

The students will be introduced to a new vocabulary list. we will work in reviewing Present, Preterite, Commands and Reflexive verbs and move Irregular Preterite, Imperfect, and future.

Books require: Spanish Verb Tenses  ISBN-13: 978-0071841856

ISBN-10: 0071841857 Third Edition

Reader: Easy Spanish Reader ISBN-13: 978-0071603386

ISBN-10: 0071603387

Class Cost: $328


MATHEMATICS


ALGEBRA I - (Ages 13-18)                     Prerequisite: pretest 

Every Monday 10:45am - 12:15pm        One Thursday a month 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

1 high school Math Credit

Mrs. Sally Frahm     frahm_family@yahoo.com

This course offers a thorough introduction to the rules, axioms, and principles of algebra.  Story problems are provided along with an abundance of exercises in basic algebraic manipulation.  The text offers practice problems with three levels of difficulty.  Students will be assigned homework problems from the level of difficulty that matches their goals for the class. Parents will be expected to check daily homework and proctor any examinations taken at home.

Textbook:  Algebra: Structure and Method Book I by Richard G. Brown

               Student text: 978-0-395-97722-4  

               Solution key: 978-0-395-67764-3   - Available for a $35/year rental fee

                                     from Koinonia. (Limited books available for rental.)

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Class Cost: $352

 

GEOMETRY – (Ages 14-8)  Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Every Monday 9:15am - 10:45am    One Thursday a month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

1 high school Math Credit

Mrs. Sally Frahm  frahm_family@yahoo.com

This course is a complete geometry class with reasoning and proofs throughout the entire year. Congruent and similar polygons and parallels are examined. Circles, surface area, volume and coordinate geometry are also taught. In addition, we will be studying an introduction to trigonometry, and we will work with right triangles, loci and transformations. The comprehensive content and varied real-life applications covered give students a strong mathematical foundation. Geometry introduces students to theory and application of formal and informal reasoning as well as to synthetic, coordinate, and transformational approaches. Real-world applications and suggestions for appropriate use of technology are integrated throughout the book.

Textbook: Geometry by: Ray Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown  

       Student text: ISBN#   978-0-395-97727-9   

       Solution key:  ISBN#  978-0-395-67766-7   - Available for a $35/year rental fee

                                     from Koinonia. (Limited books available for rental.)

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Class Cost: $352


 

ALGEBRA II – (Ages 14-18) Prerequisite: Algebra I

Monday 10:45 am – 12:15 pm; Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 am 

Mrs. Sharene Fleetham onegameseason@charter.net 

1 high school Math Credit 

Algebra II is an excellent course in preparing students to meet the challenges of the future by becoming citizens with strong quantitative reasoning skills who can make effective decisions in their daily lives. This course will challenge students by covering topics such as inequalities and proofs; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; irrational and complex numbers; and linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations and functions. 

Class meets both days-Mondays & Thursday.

Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method Book 2 by Richard G. Brown 

Student text:  ISBN# 978-0-395-97725-5  

Solution key: ISBN# 978-0-395-67765-0 - Available for a $35/year rental fee

                                     from Koinonia. (Limited books available for rental.)

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Class Cost: $372


PRE-CALCULUS – (Ages 16-18) Prerequisite: Algebra II

Monday 9:15 am – 10:45 am; Thursday 10:00 am – 11:00 am   

Mrs. Sharene Fleetham onegameseason@charter.net

1 high school Math Credit

Advanced Mathematics includes comprehensive coverage of pre-calculus topics as well as in-depth coverage of discrete mathematics and data analysis. An emphasis on key areas of mathematics, such as trigonometry and discrete mathematics, provides a solid introduction to calculus. The lessons and examples integrate technology through the use of calculators to enhance learning. This text uses Real-world applications, manageable lessons, examples, and exercises make mathematics approachable.

Class meets both days-Mondays & Thursday.

Textbook: Advance Mathematics: Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis by Richard G. Brown 

Student text:  ISBN# 978-0-618-25037-0  

 Solution key: ISBN# 978-0-395-64954-1 - Available for a $35/year rental fee

                                     from Koinonia. (Limited books available for rental.)

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Supplies: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Class Cost: $372


MUSIC


BEGINNING DRUM LINE – (Ages 11-17)

2:45pm - 3:45pm

1 high school Art or Elective Credit
Mr. Roy Shaw   roy.shaw@protrainings.com

For beginner level drumline students! Students will learn a variety of basic techniques, rudiments, cadences, grooves, and sticking skills. Students will learn the beginning steps to reading drumline music and will learn by listening and practicing by ear and playing as an ensemble. Students are encouraged to learn one of a variety of different instruments including marching snare, bass, cymbals and tenor drums. Students will receive one 60-minute classes per week.
Students will work towards playing as an ensemble which will incorporate marching, choreography, stick tricks and movements, timing elements, and percussive performance.
The average cost of each of these marching instruments is approximately $299 except for cymbals. These percussion instruments may be purchased less expensively via eBay or sometimes craigslist.  Please get approval of instrument purchase before purchasing instruments.
Each prospective student will be required to perform a tryout in order to be qualified for the drum line.
 

Required Instrument:
Drumline:
Student Slots and Instruments:
 

3-5 Marching High Tension Snare Drums with Carrier:  $299  
 

2-3 Marching Tenor Quads with Carrier:  $299-$399  
 

3-5 Marching Bass Drum With Carrier:  $299- $399
 

2-3 Marching Cymbals:  $216-$299
 

Sticks:  $15/Pr.
 

Black Shirts: To Be Determined

Class Cost: $296


TEEN CHOIR – (Ages 13-18)

12:45pm - 1:45pm

1 high school Art or Elective Credit 

Mrs. Robin Haaksma   robinhaaksma@gmail.com

The teen choir is for students ages 13-18 who like to sing and want to have the experience of being in a Choral group.  Vocal technique, ear training, sight-reading, dynamics and expression will be taught including a variety of musical styles from traditional to contemporary.  The teen choir will meet for an hour a week.  The first semester students will perform at the December Showcase and do some Christmas caroling.  The second semester students will perform at the May Showcase and sing at a nursing home.  Other performances may be possible depending on group ability and interest.

Class Cost: $296


SCIENCE


PHYSICAL SCIENCE – (Ages 13-15)

8:00am - 9:15am

1 high school Science Credit 

Mrs. Missy Ertle  mjertle2@gmail.com

Using a mixture of lecture, question and answer, and hands-on lab experiments we’ll discuss the atmosphere, hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, forces in creation, sound, light, astrophysics and more. This course provides an excellent starting point for students interested in taking a college-prep high school science track. The goal of the class is to obtain a basic understanding of the complexity God designed into a world we have the privilege to inhabit, care for, and enjoy. 

Materials for Class:

The textbook we will be using is Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, ISBN# 978-1-932012-77-4.  The Solutions Manual, ISBN# 978-1-932012-78-1, is optional. All other information needed for the course will be supplied during class. 

Each student should have a notebook (spiral, three ring, or journal) to take notes, record lab experiment data and observations, and complete assigned problems.

Class Cost: $352


BIOLOGY – (Ages 14-18)

12:45pm - 2:15pm

1 high school Science Credit

Dr. Christina Parks PhD.  tparks16@hotmail.com

This is a Christ-centered college-prep biology course that provides a foundation that will help students to understand the biological concepts they will encounter in their daily lives. I seek to make biology real by integrating such topics as the development of the “teen” brain, why enzymes are in detergent, how your body protects you from cancer and Ebola into the curriculum. Emphasis is put on a molecular approach and a thorough understanding of cell biology. I believe this approach helps to reveal the intricate majesty of God’s Creation. The sequencing of my curriculum is designed to step by step build a foundational lens through which the student will be able to not only understand, but interrelate all the various aspects of biology. Units include: Your Brain and How You Use It, Scientific Method, Classification, Biochemistry, Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis, Ecology, Cells and Cell Division, Genetics, and Disease. Students will also learn how to write a scientific paper.

Textbook: Biology BJU Press  (Fourth Edition) Authors: Brad R. Batdorf and Elizabeth A. Lacy ISBN: 978-1-60682-017-9

Class Cost: $388


ADVANCE BIOLOGY – (Ages 14-18)

2:15pm – 3:45pm

1 high school Science Credit

Dr. Christina Parks PhD.  tparks16@hotmail.com

This is an important course for anyone interested in a career in the Health Sciences or in any field of biology. It is a one-year course in which students will explore biological concepts at a deeper level than were covered in Biology. As such, a full year of Biology is a prerequisite. Advanced Biology builds a solid foundation of biochemistry and cellular biology and then applies that knowledge base to the exploration of topics such as cancer, metabolism, genetic disease, DNA technology, evolution, and ethics in biology. A thorough understanding of the cell is the cornerstone of biology and is a necessity for students interested in any area of biology in this day and age. This is a laboratory intensive course that focuses on building laboratory skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.

Students taking this course will be very well prepared for university level Biology courses and college entrance exams in this area.

Textbook: Biology BJU Press (Fourth Edition) Authors: Brad R. Batdorf and

 Elizabeth A. Lacy ISBN: 978-1-60682-017-9

Class Cost: $388


COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (DISSECTION) (Ages 12-18)

11:15am – 12:15pm

1 high school Science Credit

Dr. Christina Parks PhD.  tparks16@hotmail.com

This one-year course will help students develop an appreciation for the diversity of organisms on Earth. Students will learn how to classify organisms and will compare and contrast the organ systems of several types of animal bodies through study and dissection. We will also compare these animal systems to the parallel humans’ system and thus learn about the human body. If time allows, we will have a unit on plants as well.

Textbook: Biology BJU Press (Fourth Edition) Authors: Brad R. Batdorf and  Elizabeth A. Lacy ISBN: 978-1-60682-017-9

Class Cost: $ 328


CHEMISTRY - (Ages 14-18) 

Thursday 10:00am-12:30pm 

1 high school Science Credit

Mrs. Missy Ertle  mjertle2@gmail.com

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Apologia's Chemistry is a high school laboratory science course that uses lectures and experiments to give the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry. Algebra I is a prerequisite. The class objective is for students to use the language and math of Chemistry to understand and appreciate many of our everyday living experiences.   We will explore fascinating areas of chemistry such as atoms, moles, ionic and covalent bonding, molecular and empirical formulas, stoichiometry, combustion, acid-base and solution chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, energy transformations, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. 

We will be covering 16 modules in Dr. Wile’s text book, and students will observe matter and energy transformations in lab experiments performed during class.  Students will be asked to maintain a lab notebook to record experiments, data, and calculations, and will prepare several formal written lab reports.  Students will learn the metric system, scientific notation, and significant figures as they evaluate the accuracy and precision of their measurements.  This is an intensive class that requires significant time and commitment.  Grades will be determined by participation, homework, exams, lab, record keeping and lab reports. 

Students who take and understand Chemistry will be very well-prepared for a university level chemistry course

Textbook: Discovery Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile ISBN# 978-099-627-8461

Supplies:   Lab Notebook, Internet Access

Scientific Calculator with scientific notation and exponent functions.

Class Cost: $408


CHEMISTRY AP - (Ages 14-18) 

Thursday 10:00am-12:30pm 

1 high school Science Credit

Mrs. Missy Ertle  mjertle2@gmail.com

For those who would like a challenge and would like to earn a college credit, an AP version of chemistry will be offered in conjunction with the regular chemistry class. Students who chose the AP track will have extra homework to complete and will have additional class sessions. Extra class sessions will begin in January and continue until the end of the spring semester. Test taking tips and practice tests will be given to ensure that students are ready for the AP test in May. 

Class Cost: Regular chemistry fee ($408) + $150


PHYSICS – (Ages 15-18)  

Thursday 8:30am – 10:00am 

1 high school Science Credit

Mrs. Missy Ertle   mjertle2@gmail.com

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry (with sin, cos, and tan)

Physics is a high school laboratory science course that uses lectures and lab experiments to give the student a rigorous foundation in physics.  Algebra I is a prerequisite; Geometry and Chemistry are recommended. Students should understand how to use sine, cosine, and tangent trigonometric functions. 

The class objective is for students to use the methods and concepts of general physics to explore and understand how our world is put together.   We will learn classical areas of physics such as one- and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, sound and light waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.  

We will be covering 16 modules in Dr. Wile’s text book, and students will observe physical concepts in lab experiments performed during class.  Students will be asked to record experiments, data, and calculations, and will use the metric system, vector analysis, scientific notation and significant figures to evaluate the accuracy and precision of their measurements.  This is a class that requires significant time and commitment.  Grades will be determined by participation, homework, exams, and laboratory work.

Students who take and understand Physics will be very well-prepared for a university level physics course.

Material Needed:

Textbook:    Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile

ISBN# 1-932012-42-7

                   Solution Manual ISBN# 1-932012-43-5

Supplies:   Lab Notebook, Internet Access, 

Scientific Calculator with scientific notation, trigonometric and exponent functions.

Class Cost: $388


SOCIAL STUDIES


AMERICAN HISTORY- (Ages 14-18)

8:00 am - 9:15am

1 high school Social Study Credit 

Mrs. Amy Czerski   amyczerski@yahoo.com

This class will give your high school students a rich understanding of our nation’s past.  Our nation’s heritage will be presented from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word.  It is a comprehensive curriculum, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror with extensive coverage of the twentieth century.  We will be exploring history using original documents, personal stories and classic American Literature. “Exploring America” is a two-volume set. You do not need to purchase “American Voices”.  

Be sure to check ISBN.  This is for the newest, 2014 edition 

Textbooks: Exploring America by Ray Notgrass part 1 and part 2

ISBN: 978-1-60999-066-4 and 978-160999-067-1

We will also be reading and discussing: 

Additional Books:

“Up from Slavery” by Booker T. Washington

“Co. Aytch” by Sam R. Watkins

Class Cost: $328


GOVERNMENT /CONSUMER 

ECONOMICS - (Ages 14-18)

2:45pm - 4:15pm

Mrs. Amy Czerski   amyczerski@yahoo.com

½ high school Civic Credit and ½ Economic Credit

The purpose in this Government class is to educate and inspire students concerning the governments of the United States, the individual states, and our local communities. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on understanding the U.S. Constitution.  In learning about the foundation of our government students will come to understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels. The desire being that your student will remain prayerful, thoughtful, informed, and involved regarding government throughout their life. As a result of studying this curriculum students will become better aware of the world around them as they become old enough to participate as a citizen in the U.S. 

Economics will also be taught through Dave Ramsey’s Personal Finance Curriculum.  Students will learn simple saving habits that will benefit them now and later in life.  Students will become equipped to discuss money issues and plan for their own financial future.  This program meets national and state standards and will include a comprehensive student workbook which will be an excellent resource for them. This curriculum effectively teaches students the basics of personal finance. Using methods that are both entertaining and engaging this course provides the next generation a solid foundation on which they can build their financial future and make sound financial decisions for life.

Textbooks:  Exploring Government NEW 2016 EDITION (hardcover) ISBN  978-1609990985

                       This will include 2 hardcover books.  “Exploring Government” and “We Hold These Truths”

                    Foundations in Personal Finance Homeschool Student Text by Dave Ramsey 

                    ISBN 9781936948192

Class Cost: $ 328