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Tomball Classes for Homeschoolers

Course Descriptions
Art

Introduction to Art
6th-8th 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: 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: $450.00 which can be split into 10 monthly payments of $45.00 a month starting in July  with the last one due in April. I accept cash or checks.
Supply Fee: $50.00 to cover the above supplies. The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 12:00 - 1:30

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: $450.00 or $45.00 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: $50.00 to purchase the above supplies.
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 2/3
9th-12th Grade

Rebecca Elkins

Prerequisite: Student must have taken Art 1, I am willing to make exception for students 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: $450.00 or $45.00 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: $50.00 to purchase the above supplies.
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 1
7th - 12th grade

Rita Torres

Prerequisites: none      

Time: Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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 ( July - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: $15 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 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 ( July - April ) Payables by check or cash
Supply Fee: $15 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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. In addition, we'll learn Christian vocabulary, develop additional numerical vocabulary, and begin learning voice to sign interpreting skills.
Economics

Economics/
Government
9th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Time: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Teacher: Jennifer Chidester
Contact information: jennifercclasses@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: (Economics Class -  A Beka Book: American Government in Christian Perspective, Third Edition), presentation poster board, notebook, and access to a computer

Tuition: $450/both classes or $45 per month (July - April)   Payable by check, cash, or Zelle. By Mail, send payment to 8765 Spring Cypress Suite L #188 Spring Tx, 77379
Supply Fee: $40 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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

Economics: (SPRING SEMESTER) 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 are open book & will be taken at home with a parent supervising or in-class. This class fulfills the half-year economics high school credit required for graduation. Estimated homework hours per week: 2

Economics: (SPRING SEMESTER) This is a semester-long class and will be offered only in the Spring. This class will show the Christian foundation that the United States was founded upon through the one-semester study of the 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 and becoming an elected official.

Estimated homework hours per week: 1-2

This class fulfills the half-year Economics high school credit required for graduation. 
Literature

JR High Literature
7th-8th grade

Tammy Aston

Prerequisites: This class is geared toward junior high students. At registration, students must submit a list of books read in the last year along with any other “great” books. A recent writing sample will also be required. Students must be able to write legibly as some handwritten papers will be expected.

Time: Thursday 12:30-2:00 PM

Teacher: Tammy Aston

Contact Information: astontammy5@gmail.com

Purchased By Parents: Binder; 9x6 in. Sketch Diary and novels listed below.
Novels: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor; additional books will communicated during the semester. All books must be unabridged.

Tuition: $500/year or $50.00 per month (July - April), payable by check, cash, Venmo. - The first month’s tuition is due with registration.
Supply Fee: $15.00 The supply fee is due with registration.
Drop Fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required. If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class Minimum: 5 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make
Class Maximum: 10

Details:
This class will alternate between 2 different book lists; (A) one year and (B) the following year. Book lists are NOT grade specific.
Well written older books utilize rich vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and detailed character development with multiple ideas. Older literature builds and applauds upstanding character, distinguishes between good and evil, and inspires reflective thought. Plutarch once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” The purpose of this course is to light that fire through developing a love for literature, of the highest standard. Students will be exposed to great literature through poetry, plays, biographies, and works of fiction. We will have weekly class discussions, poetry readings/recitations, dictation, and read alouds. This class will also include structured writing assignments, based on our readings; these assignments will include expository, descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and creative writing. This is NOT a grammar course. Students should expect to spend 1 ½-2 hours, 4-5 days a week on homework. There will be a required summer reading with a written assignment due the first day of class.

Registration Checklist: Student book list; writing sample; first month’s tuition $50; and supply fee $15.

High School Literature
9th-12th grade

Tammy Aston

Prerequisites: This class is geared toward high school students. At registration, students must submit a
list of books read in the last year along with any other “great” books. A recent writing sample will also be
required. Students must be able to write legibly as some handwritten papers will be expected.

Time: Thursday 10:30-12:00 PM

Teacher: Tammy Aston

Contact information: astontammy5@gmail.com

Purchased by parents: Binder; 9x6 in. Sketch Diary and novels listed below.
NovelsA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare; additional books will be communicated during the semester. All books must be unabridged.

Tuition: $500/year or $50.00 per month (July - April), payable by check, cash, Venmo. - The first month’s tuition is due with registration.
Supply Fee: $15.00 The supply fee is due with registration.
Drop Fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required. If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class Minimum: 5 students - must be met by August 1 for the class to make
Class Maximum: 10

Details:
Well written older books utilize rich vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and detailed character development with multiple ideas. Older literature builds and applauds upstanding character, distinguishes between good and evil, and inspires reflective thought. Plutarch once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” The purpose of this course is to light that fire through developing a love for literature, of the highest standard. Students will be exposed to great literature through poetry, plays, biographies, and works of fiction. We will have weekly class discussions, poetry readings/recitations, dictation, and read alouds. This class will also include structured writing assignments, based on our readings; these assignments will include expository, descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and creative writing. This is NOT a grammar course. Students should expect to spend 1 ½-2 hours, 4-5 days a week on homework. There will be a required summer reading with a written assignment due the first day of class.

Registration Checklist: Student book list; writing sample; first month’s tuition $50; and supply fee $15
Personal Finance

High School  Personal Finance
9th-12th grade

Tammy Aston

Prerequisites: None

Time: Thursday 8:45-10:00 AM

Teacher: Tammy Aston

Contact Info: astontammy5@gmail.com

Curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool by Dave Ramsey (daveramsey.com; amazon; Christianbook.com)
Purchased by parents: Home School Student Text (Make sure it is the orange and black paperback book), binder, and a composition notebook.

Tuition: $450/year or $45.00 per month (July - April), payable by check, cash, or Venmo. The first month’s tuition is due with registration
Supply Fee: $10 - The supply fee is due with registration.
Drop Fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required. If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class Minimum: 5 students - must be met by August 1 for class to make
Class Maximum: 10 students

Details:
The purpose of this class is “to empower students with knowledge and application of basic financial principles so that they can make sound financial decisions for life.” Students will learn how to develop stewardship through budgeting, saving, spending wisely, avoiding debt, and giving. There will be individual journaling, in class group activities, and special projects. Students will learn to approach money with a positive attitude, confident in their knowledge and understanding of their personal financial goals. Class will consist of weekly teacher and video lectures, along with class and group discussions. Students should be prepared to spend 1-2 ½ hours a week on homework.
Geography

Cultural Geography

Jennifer Chidester

Time: Thursdays 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Teacher
: Jennifer Chidester

Contact
information: jennifercclasses@gmail.com

Curriculum: Cultural Geography (4th Edition) BJU (Not Current Activites Book) ISBN: 1606824996
Provided by the teacher: various items for object lessons throughout the year
Purchased by parents: textbook, presentation poster board, notebook, and access to a computer, some food products throughout the year.

Tuition:  $500/year or $50.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check, cash, or monthly class fee of $50 by PayPal or Zelle. By Mail, send payment to 8765 Spring Cypress Suite L #188 Spring Tx, 77379  (Must be received by the 5th of each month)
Supply Fee: $40 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months of tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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

Details
"Travel" from continent to continent around the world and study the geography, cultures, landforms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country with the Cultural Geography curriculum from BJU Press. The program is filled with videos, photographs, charts, maps, and first-person accounts that make this "virtual world tour" an exciting and stimulating exploration of world geography and culture. We will have guest speakers, learn cultural dances, eat different food from around the world. This is an interactive class, loaded with tons of fun, and meets all different learning styles. This class fulfills the year of geography/elective high school credit required for graduation. Estimated homework hours per week:1- 2
Government

Government/
Economics
9th-12th grade

Jennifer Chidester

Time: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teacher: Jennifer Chidester
Contact information: jennifercclasses@gmail.com

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

Tuition: $450/both classes or $45 per month (July - April)   Payable by check, cash, or Zelle. By Mail, send payment to 8765 Spring Cypress Suite L #188 Spring Tx, 77379
Supply Fee: $40 - The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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

Economics: (SPRING SEMESTER) 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 are open book & will be taken at home with a parent supervising or in-class. This class fulfills the half-year economics high school credit required for graduation. Estimated homework hours per week: 2

Government: (FALL SEMESTER)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 the 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 and becoming an elected official.

Estimated homework hours per week: 1-2

This class fulfills the half-year Government high school credit required for graduation. 
Math

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

Gloria Andress
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 a.m.

Teacher: Gloria Andress

Contact Info: gbandress@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 (July - April) Payable by check or cash
Supply Fee: None
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class minimum: 2
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): This year I am only offering Year 1.

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.

NOTE: 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.

Algebra 1
7th-12th grade

Gloria
Andress
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Saxon Algebra 1/2 or Saxon 8/7. New students must take placement test given by teacher once student is registered.

Time: Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Teacher:  Gloria Andress

Contact Info: gbandress@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 (July - April) Payable by check or cash
Supply Fee: None
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required. If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class minimum: 2
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.

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

Gloria
Andress

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

Time: Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Teacher: Gloria Andress

Contact Info: gbandress@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 (July - April) Payable by check or cash
Supply Fee: None
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required. If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class minimum: 2
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 2
8th-12th grade

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

Time: Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Teacher: Gloria Andress

Contact Info: gbandress@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 (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: None
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Class minimum: 2
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
Time: Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Teacher: Jennifer Chidester
Contact Info:jennifercclasses@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: $400/year or $40.00 per month (July - April) Payable by check, cash, Paypal, or Zelle. By Mail, send payment to 8765 Spring Cypress Suite L #188 Spring Tx, 77379
Supply Fee: $40
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 Gallery Night. This class does not teach the student how to use their own cameras. Each camera is different, but we will use their DSLR style camera to learn how to photograph as professional photographers. It will help the students to play around with their cameras 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 a.m.

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: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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.

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
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: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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.)

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:  Tuesdays 1:15-3:15 and Thursday, 12:00 - 1:55 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: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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 (ZOOM or in person) (1 hour - $5 group - $20 individual) will be offered by the instructor several times per semester.

** Math content will be adjusted for pre-approved students who are desiring to take the Chemistry class with more of a content focus.  Communication with parent and student will occur before this will be allowed.  Students will still be expected to participate in the class lectures, labs and practice.**

A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended (TI-30 or up) and students should be very competent in using the calculator. 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. In order to better assess student progress during the semester, Extra Practice Problems will be checked/reviewed in class and students will take “in-class” quizzes covering the concepts for that module. No Module (chapter) Tests will be completed at home. Instead, “in-class” Quarterly Tests will be given twice per 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. Students are encouraged to form study groups to review the material.

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 -4:15 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: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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.

** Math content will be adjusted for pre-approved students who are desiring to take the Physics class with more of a content focus.  Communication with parent and student will occur before this will be allowed.  Students will still be expected to participate in the class lectures, labs and practice. **

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 (ZOOM or in person) (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.

Physical Science
7th-9th grade

Bethany Garcia

Prerequisites:  None

Time:  Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Teacher: Bethany Garcia

Contact Info: bethanygarcia@comcast.net

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Physical Science (3rd Edition) by Vicki Dincher
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 NOT REQUIRED.

Tuition:  $500/year or $50.00 for 10 months (July - April) Payable by check, cash or electronically. 
Supply Fee: $55 
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: 15

Details
In this study of Physical Science, students will be introduced to the stunning world in which they live. Students will study foundational principles of Chemistry and Physics. These will include the Periodic Chart of Elements, bonding principles, Newton's Laws, electricity, magnetism, 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. These activities 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 module. 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

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

Bethany Garcia

Prerequisites:  None

Time:  Tuesday, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Teacher: Bethany Garcia

Contact Info: bethanygarcia@comcast.net

Curriculum: Exploring the World of Chemistry and Exploring the World of Physics by John Hudson Tiner (These are two individual books.)

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).

Tuition:  $550/year or $55.00 for 10 months (July - April) Payable by check, cash, or electronically. 
Supply Fee: $60 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: 15

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 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 assignments to complete at home. Additional reading and assignments will be posted to Google to supplement concepts. 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
Spanish

Spanish 1
9th-12th grade

Beth Munnerlyn

Prerequisites: None

Time: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 , 12:30-1:00pm

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
$500/annually or $50.00 over 10 month period (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, 2:00 - 3:30

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:  $500/annually or $50.00 over 10 month period (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, 9;30-10:30

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:  $500/annually or $50.00 over 10 month period (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! In addition to completing the final chapters of Dos Mundos, 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

High School Speech
8th-12th grade

Mary Stockton

Time: Thursday 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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: $500/year or $50/month (July - April) Payable by check or cash.
Supply Fee: $15.00
The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Drop Fee: If student drops before September 30th, two additional months tuition will be required.  If student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

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.
Worldview

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

Andrea Criswell

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

 

Time: Thursday 11:45 - 1:15 pm

 

Teacher will provide: Affliction by Edith Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time by Schaeffer

 

Purchased: Bible, The God Who Is There by Schaeffer, The Iliad by Homer, The Odyssey by Homer, The Republic by Plato, The

Aeneid by Virgil, The City of God by Augustine

 

Tuition: $650 for year

  • One time payment of $650 (in August) or $325.00 each semester
  • Check made out to Andrea Criswell or Venmo (@Andrea-Criswell)

 

Class Minimum: 5 students

Class Maximum: 15 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 covering the historical

periods of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. 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.

 

High School credits include: 1- Literature & writing/composition and 1 Social Studies credit ( ½ Ancient World History & ½

Western Civ.) (*Every Worldview Class covers enough Theology if you need an elective in addition to the other core subject credits)

 

Expected workload: 6 hours a week outside of class. Students will turn all work in on Google Classroom and must have an email

account which allows them to do so.


Starting Points
8th-12th grade

Andrea Criswell

Prerequisites:Intermediate reading skills and ability to write a basic 5 paragraph essay (the first week of class I will go over the

expectations for all papers and give the students an outline).

 

Time: Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 am

 

Curriculum: I use the scaffolding of the Starting Points Curriculum by David Quine, but I have modified it to utilize communication through short speeches, five paragraph essays and weekly journal entries.

Purchased: Know What You Believe by Little, The Chronicles of Narnia (specifically: The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch

and the Wardrobe and The Horse and His Boy) by C.S. Lewis, 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 (*DO NOT purchase the Starting Points curriculum book or the Answers for Difficult Days)

 

Tuition: $575 for the year

  • One time payment of $575 (in August) or $287.50 each semester
  • Check made out to Andrea Criswell or Venmo (@Andrea-Criswell)

 

Class Minimum: 5 students

Class Maximum: 15 students

 

Details:

Starting Points is an 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 a solid

foundation for their own personal lives. This study is an excellent preparatory course for World Views of the Western World (Worldview 1, 2, & 3).

 

Credits towards high school transcript: 1- American History, 1- Bible, 1- Literature with Composition.

 

Expected workload: 3-5 hours a week outside of class. Students will turn all work in on Google Classroom and must have an email

account which allows them to do so.