High School Ages 14-18

2018-19 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 (Ages12-18)

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. 

The studio style works well with varying levels of artistic ability and pace or busy schedules by allowing flexible deadlines. This class also gives students more opportunity to express their individual creativity. 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


MIXED MEDIA ART – (Ages13-18)

10:45pm - 12:15pm

1 high school Art credit

Mrs. Karen Plas  karenplas_art@yahoo.com

This class is a low homework enjoyment class. It is designed to bring out creativity and self-expression within the student’s art with a relaxing and fun approach. It is helpful to already have some drawing skills but is not necessary. Mixed Media is not only fine art but can also be considered arts and crafts. Students create mixed media art on a variety of papers, canvas, wood and other creative surfaces. 

What we will learn: unusual painting, printing and ink techniques, collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, the use of words and writing in art, the process and use of pop-ups, tags, and origami, and the experimentation of add-ins with found objects including those from nature, fiber, and texture mediums as a way to elevate their art. 

When creating mixed media art students will use: paints, papers and board of all descriptions, glues, buttons, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal bits, fibers, things from nature, inks, pencils, crayons, markers, pastels and polymer clays, to name a few.

Class Cost: $352


DRAMA


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: $ 404


FOREIGN LANGUAGE


CHINESE I – (Ages 14-18)

12:45pm to 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


CHINESE II – (Ages 14-18)

7:45pm - 9:15pm

1 high school Foreign Language Credit

Mrs. Gezi Cox     bluelake061@yahoo.com

Prerequisite: Chinese I

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



LANGUAGE ART


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 - (American Literature) - (Ages14-18)

12:45pm-2:15pm

1 high school English Credit

Mrs. Tammy Leavitt  tmonds@hotmail.com

This survey course in American literature looks at the emerging American voice in the literary world. This voice began as a product of British literary movements, was shaped by historical events, prevailing theological and philosophical movements thereby gained its own unique identity over time. As we trace this progression we will read and discuss a variety of works, looking at how these works which were a product of their time can also be relevant for us today. 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. 

Source requirements: 

Excellence in Literature: American Literature* by Janice Campbell 

Three-ringed binder / ruled paper or notebook 

Primary books: (The following list is ambitious and may need slight modification as the year progresses.) 

Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin 

Legend of Sleepy Hollow / Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving 

Selected works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected works of Edgar Allan Poe 

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 

Selected works of various Transcendentalists: Bryant, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dickinson

Selected short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain 

House of Mirth​ by Edith Wharton 

The Great Gatsby​ by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Old Man and the Sea​ by Ernest Hemingway 

The Pastures of Heaven​ by John Steinbeck 

Secondary books: to be chosen 

*The class is loosely based on this text. While it contains many additional resources to round out the various units, buying it is optional.

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



MATHEMATICS


 ALGEBRA I - (Ages 13-18)                    

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

Prerequisite: pretest                               

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.)

 Rental Form Download

Class Cost: $352


GEOMETRY – (Ages 14-8)                                                                          

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

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

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)

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

1 high school Math credit

Mrs. Sharene Fleetham onegameseason@charter.net 

Prerequisite: Algebra I 

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. This class meets Monday and 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.)

Rental Form Download

Class Cost: $372 


PRE-CALCULUS – (Ages 16-18)

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

1 high school Math credit 

Mrs. Sharene Fleetham onegameseason@charter.net

Prerequisite: Algebra II  

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.

This class meets Monday and 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.)

Rental Form Download

Supplies: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Class Cost: $372



MUSIC


BEGINNING WOODWIND ENSEMBLE (Ages 10-18)

7:45am-9:15am

1 high school Music Credit

Mrs. Laurie Mundwiler Slmund10@gmail.com 

One of God’s greatest gifts to mankind is the gift of music. Join us as we make a joyful noise to the Lord in this ensemble! Studies have consistently shown that those who learn to read music and gain the skills needed to play an instrument do better in all areas of life – academic, social, emotional, language, etc. These blessings extend beyond one’s self to the world around us as families, churches and communities watch and listen to them play!

This class is directed at students who would like to learn how to play either the clarinet or flute and have little or no musical experience. Students will be taught the basic, rudimentary aspects specific to their instrument, as well as receiving instruction related to general musical knowledge (i.e. reading notes and rhythm). An instrument fitting will be done in July, with information on rental from Meyer music provided. Private lessons are required, giving additional support and instruction, making the whole experience more enjoyable. The combination of class time, private instruction and daily practice will ensure that the world of music will come alive and be a blessing to the students and their families. This ensemble will perform at both Showcase events, with the possibility of performing in other venues (churches, nursing homes, etc.) if the opportunity arises during the school year. 

Required resource: Essential Elements Vol. 1 (specific to instrument)

*this is included if renting from Meyer Music

Class Cost: $352


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)

7:45am - 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 come into contact with 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


CHEMISTRY - (Ages 14-18) 

Thursday 10:00am-12:00 Noon 

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: $416 

     

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


FORENIC SCIENCE – (Ages 14-18)

2:15pm - 3:45pm

1 high school Science Credit

Dr. Christina Parks PhD.  tparks16@hotmail.com

This is a one-year course in which students will learn how to use the physical evidence from a crime scene to solve a crime. Types of evidence that will be covered include body fluids, fingerprints, bite marks, explosives, fibers, hair, glass, and paint chips. This class will be heavily lab oriented, providing students with an opportunity to develop hands-on laboratory skills. It will also focus on developing the critical thinking skills that are necessary to analyze and synthesize the information necessary to draw a conclusion. After all areas are studied, students will work in teams to use their “expertise” to solve a mock crime over the course of several weeks.

Class Cost: $388


SOCIAL STUDIES


GOV. /CONSUMER ECON - (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


OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY- (Ages 14-18)

2:15am - 3:45am

1 high school Social Study or Elective Credit

Mr. Joe Alexander  joe-alexander@comcast.net

This class will begin to lay a foundation for the student's life as a follower of Jesus Christ. It will provide a survey (overview) of the Old Testament. We will not be able to cover every single verse and story but by the end of the year, students will have an understanding of the big picture of the Old Testament, as well as a practical knowledge of the God of the Bible and what He has done (and is doing) in the world. Though we will not focus on the New Testament directly this year, we will pay attention to connections between the Old and New Testament, specifically in the foreshadowing of Jesus. Throughout the course, we will also give special attention to important theological themes like humanity, sin, redemption, the nature and character of God, and a study of Christ.

COURSE OUTLINE

First Semester


  1. The Pentateuch: The Ancient World      and the Patriarchs
  2. The Pentateuch: Exodus, Law, and      Covenant
  3. The Histories: Promised Land and      the Early Monarchy
  4. Poetry and Wisdom Writings

Second Semester


  1. The Histories: The Divided      Kingdom
  2. The Prophets
  3. The Histories: Exile and Return

Class Cost: $328


WORLD HISTORY - (Ages14-18)

9:15am - 10:45am

1 high school Social Study credit

Mrs. Missy Ertle  mjertle2@gmail.com

Using William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's WORLD HISTORY, students are presented a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and that identify the key global patterns over time. This book focuses on events that have occurred from the 1500's to the present. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history in Volume 2 has been integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This edition of WORLD HISTORY continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. 

Textbook: World History Volume II Since 1500 by Duiker and Spielvogel

                ISBN: 978-1-111-83167-7

Class Cost: $328