High School Class Descriptions

Algebra 1 (grades 8-9)

8:00-9:30 a.m. 
Teacher: Dena White
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $0 
Optional Lab: Optional 1-hour math lab available on Wednesdays in Mt. Juliet for $160. More information to follow.

Class Description: Algebra 1 topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations. In addition, students will explore operations on algebraic expressions, apply mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will solve problems using equations, graphs, and tables to investigate linear relationships. 
Required Textbooks and Materials: Algebra 1, Glencoe, 2003 (listed on Amazon as Feb 1, 2002), ISBN: 9780078250835
Homework Estimate: 3-5 hours per week


Anatomy and Physiology (grades 10-11)

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Barbie Byrnes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: For students in grades 10-12 that have already taken Biology. We will learn all about the human body and how it works. Students will read the text, take notes during class lecture, view slides of cells and tissues under a microscope, and during 2nd semester will perform three dissections: sheep eye, sheep heart, and a fetal pig. We will occasionally watch videos or play games in class. Students will have a test about every two weeks after completion of reading the module, coloring pages, review questions, and labs with each module. Students do not need the workbook or test booklet.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. Apologia 2nd edition Advanced Biology
2. Kaplan sixth edition coloring book
3. Apologia dissection kit for Anatomy (must have this at the start of 2nd semester)
4. 3-subject spiral notebook or 3-ring binder with dividers
Homework Estimate: About 1 hour each day, depending on amount of reading/studying to complete along with color sheets and/or study guide questions.


Apologetics Course

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marsha Orbke
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Are you ready? Jump in with me! Let’s go!! For course credit, this is a graded class for high school students based on the best-selling book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist”, by Norman Geisler & Frank Turek. This curriculum will cover Christianity & other worldviews. We will tackle questions about absolute truth, postmodernism, and moral relativism. If you are to “always be ready to give an answer” (1 Peter 3:15), then it would be beneficial to have an understanding of the arguments and evidence presented in this book/study. “One must understand why he/she believes something, so not to fall victim to anti-biblical teachings prevalent in the world today.” Let’s Go!
This class will have weekly homework & some take-home quizzes. Chapters include reading, main chapter objectives, key topics, key terms to define, profiles of well-known thinkers, discussion questions, and exercises that encourage personal reflection while building writing skills.
The materials fee includes the companion workbook for each student and cost for any printouts needed. * Parents will need to purchase required text separately.
Required Textbooks and Materials: “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” by Norman Geisler & Frank Turek (can find at Amazon, Christianbook.com, etc for $11-$16)
Homework Estimate: Weekly homework with occasional quizzes. Homework each week will consist of reading some days and workbook exercises listed in summary other days.


Cooking

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Vickie Fry
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $40 

Class Description: In this class, the student will gain skills in measuring, reading and understanding recipes, expanding recipes, storing recipes, storing food, safely handling food, cutting food, preparing and cooking food and much more. The student will walk away from this class with 20+ recipes organized in a recipe binder, and be taught how to make those recipes on their own. The kids will be using the oven and stove with guidance. This class will be the same class as the 2018/19 Advanced Cooking Class. Below is a list of the recipes that we prepared in that class. These may change a bit for this coming year, but should give you a general idea of what we will be doing.

Egg & Canadian Bacon in English Muffin, Pizza dough and Basil Pesto without Nuts, Homemade Salsa and Chips, French Toast on a Stick, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, Bow-Tie Pasta, Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells, Poppyseed Chicken Casserole, Lasagna, The Ultimate Baked Spaghetti, Decorate Christmas Cookies and eat Cinnamon Rolls, Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes, Cheeseburger Soup, Fudge Pies, Tater Tot Casserole, Spinach Dip, Pancake Cooking Contest, Chicken and Mushroom Crepes, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, Noodle Bake, Apple Dumplings, Lime Nachos, Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta, Avocado Chicken Salad, Egg Rolls, Chocolate Fondue Party
Required Textbooks and Materials: 3-ring binder of any size and set of 6+ divider tabs
Homework Estimate: Only occasional homework (1-2 times per semester).


Entrepreneurship

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Junkin
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: This course is designed for students to expand their knowledge of business/marketing principles related to the ownership and management of a business, traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and strategies of business management and marketing. Students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset, a mindset capable of critical thinking and problem solving in a professional setting. Class participants will build a basic knowledge of various entrepreneurial ventures and create a business plan for a profitable or non-profit business. Through real-world projects, students will be exposed to different types of innovative entrepreneurial concepts, such as design thinking and team-building. Students will also be challenged to identify and develop their personal professional strengths along with their innovative spirits.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Students will need access to Microsoft Office Suite, a 3-ring binder, and a tri-fold poster board.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week.


Life Skills/Home Maintenance

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jeff Leurs
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: We will be going over many home repair pojects and knowledge of tools, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, hvac, locksmithing, and basic car repair and maintenance. Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Notebook paper for notes.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Movies as Literature

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Kathy Dickens
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: This course will consist of viewing and analyzing classic movies. Students will watch movies, answer discussion questions, and occasionally write short compositions on some of the movies that we will cover. Movies covered: Shane, Friendly Persuasion, The Quiet Man, Arsenic and Old Lace, Music Man, E.T, The Maltese Falcon, Rear Window, Emma, The Philadelphia Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Raisin in the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry V, A Man for All Seasons, and Chariots of Fire. All movies are rated PG or G with the exception of Henry V (PG -13) for battle violence. Most of these movies are available through Amazon, Netflix, or the library. We will also read 1 or 2 of the following books: Emma, Shane, Henry V, or To Kill a Mockingbird. This will be decided upon by the class. Upon completion of this class, all students will receive an Honors English credit.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Movies as Literature student workbook, by Kathryn & Richard Stout, ISBN 1891975129
Homework Estimate: 30-35 minutes per day (depending on movie run time).


Typing

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $30 

Class Description: No prior typing knowledge is assumed, so students will begin with the home row keys. We will progress through the alphabet, then numbers and symbols, and other special keys through the year. A good deal of energy is spent unlearning incorrect fingering and keystrokes since most students have been typing on devices for years without proper keyboard instruction. Class time will be used to introduce and practice new keys, complete warm-up exercises and timed speed/accuracy drills. Weekly homework will consist of a review of previous keys learned, typing segments emphasizing new keys, self-tests, and corrective work. Students will be given a weekly completeness grade over the classwork and homework assigned along with Words Per Minute scores over the speed/accuracy drills.
Required Textbooks and Materials: A working knowledge of a laptop is required. Students should know how to create/save/retrieve files. The laptop should have some type of word processing software such as Word, Notes, etc. Students should know how to set margins, select fonts, and select font sizes within the software. Students should know how to print and/or email their work to me. The textbook, keyboard covers, and typing stands will be provided by teacher, paid for by the $30 rental fee.
Homework Estimate: 30-50 minutes per day, 4 days per week.


American Literature

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Rutter
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $15 

Class Description: “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”- Mortimer J. Adler
We will be reading poignant novels written by American novelists that hopefully will impact you, the student, in a positive way. The class will also consist of lots of discussions where we share our thoughts and ideas in a positive and cordial manner. I want you to think beyond your daily life and use your imagination. The homework will consist of vocabulary and comprehensive questions through Progeny Press Curriculum, written reports, and presentations. Do not be intimidated by this class. We are going to have such a good time while you are earning your Literature credit.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games, Huckleberry Finn, The Last of the Mohicans and The Old Man and the Sea. I will provide a digital copy of each study guide that you will be responsible to print to use for homework. You will need a binder for your study guides.
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week.


Computer Applications (1st Semester)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: Students will be learning Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint). This class will teach your student computer knowledge and daily use of their computer. They must bring their laptop to class. If you have a Macintosh computer please purchase Microsoft Suite.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Laptop with Microsoft Suites.
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week.


Graphic Design (2nd Semester)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: Students will learn all aspects of Graphic Design with projects such as logo design, billboard design, advertising design, collaborative projects, and so much more. Software is needed for class. Not all software is required, but I would prefer them to have CorelDraw.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
– CorelDraw Student Edition (you can purchase a download version on Amazon)
– Microsoft Publisher (on most Microsoft Suites)
– Adobe Suite (student monthly rental)
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week.


Creative Writing

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Junkin
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: In this course, students will create original essays, poems, and short stories. Students are expected to read professionally written forms of creative writing as models and then integrate their impressions of these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects. Students are encouraged to write about topics they find engaging as they practice writing on the following themes: narration, definition, process analysis, cause and effect, and comparison/contrast.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Students will need a 3-ring binder and access to the Microsoft Office Suite at home.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week


Speech and Debate

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Sarah Gaddes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: This course explores a wide variety and range of public speaking skills, including: Extemporaneous Speaking, Declamation, Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation (prose and poetry), and Storytelling at the novice level. Additionally, students are introduced to basic researching, argumentation, questioning, and rebuttal skills through a variety and range of debate disciplines, including: Congressional Debate, Public Forum Debate, and the basics of philosophy for Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Skill focus includes the development of techniques in diction, articulation, enunciation, and projection. Students begin to analyze pieces of literature, create and deliver orations, write arguments, and evaluate performances. Students have the opportunity to participate in local and state level Speech and Debate (Forensic) competitions.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 1-in notebook, paper, divider with pockets, large index cards, highlighters (1 blue, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 pink)
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week.


Algebra 2 (grades 10-11)

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Dena White
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $0 
Optional Lab: Optional Math Lab – Wednesdays in Mt. Juliet ($160)

Class Description: This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, matrices, and includes a brief introduction to trigonometric and logarithmic functions. This course can be taken before or after Geometry. 
Required Textbooks and Materials: Algebra 2, Glencoe, 2010, ISBN:9780078884825 (green book with girl playing volleyball). Can be purchased through Amazon new or used.
Homework Estimate: 4-5 hours per week.


Geometry

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marie Trapp
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $15 
Optional Lab: Extra help meets once a week at Mount Juliet Public Library and is free and open to all tutorial students.

Class Description: Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I. Geometry is the visual study of shapes, sizes, patterns, and positions. It occurs in all cultures, through at least one of these five strands of human activities: building/structures; machines/motion; navigating/star-gazing; art/patterns; and measurement. Geometry uses arithmetic and algebra as tools to mathematically describe the spatial realm. The class will explore both theory and application of classic (Euclidean) and other types of geometry.

The student’s grade for Geometry is divided into homework, classwork, project, tests, and midterm/final exam. Unit outlines will be given out with assignment information and due dates. The course draws on the textbook and includes assignments from the textbook and textbook supplements along with online materials.

Geometry is the first course in advanced mathematics for high school students preparing for college. It is both challenging and fun to mathematically “see” the world around us! “Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That men share in it is among the reasons that Man is in the image of God.” ~ Johannes Kepler, Mathematician & Astronomer, 1571-1630

Required Textbooks and Materials: 
– Textbook: Geometry: Concepts and Applications, Student Edition, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, ISBN-10: 9780078799143, ISBN-13: 978-0078799143
– All supplements to the textbook (Solutions Manual, Study Guide, Practice Masters, et al) and other related resources will be posted for free online for student use. 
– Students need access to a computer or tablet with internet access and a printer. 
– Other supplies: 3-ring binder, 3-hole punch (home use), colored pencils, dividers for binder, graphing paper, compass, folders (2), notebook paper, pencils, TI-84+ programmable graphing calculator, protractor, straightedge (ruler)
Homework Estimate: Geometry is considered an upper level mathematics course and is required to be taken in high school by most colleges. Students will have homework and other assignments outside of class, including online videos and activities. Estimate a minimum of one-two hours per day to learn material and complete assignments.


Archery

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Mike Hudson
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: In Archery class, a student will learn the 11 steps to shooting Archery equipment, known as the National Training System taught and created by USA Archery: 1.) Stance, 2.) Nock, 3.) Hook and Grip, 4.) Posture/ Alignment (Set), 5.) Raise Bow (Set-Up), 6.) Draw (To Load), 7.) Anchor, 8.) Transfer to Hold, 9.) Aim (Expand/Aim), 10.) Release / Follow Through, 11.) Feedback.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Equipment is provided.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Evolution: The Grand Experiment

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: For over 30 years, Dr. Carl Werner traveled the globe visiting dig sites and museums, conducting interviews with leading experts, and more, all to answer a simple question: “Can you prove evolution?” His discovery, presented in a unique and compelling format, takes you through both sides of the issue, and then reveals the remarkable and unmistakable truth. (AIG)
Required Textbooks and Materials: Evolution: The Grand Experiment: The Quest for an Answer, Written by Dr. Carl Werner, Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc., Published: 2014, SKU: 10-2-303, ISBN: 9780892216819 Please be sure to get the 2014 edition.
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework.


Ninth Grade English

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Christy Reeder
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Examination of literature, grammar, and writing. Skills covered will be citing textual evidence, making inferences, annotating text, analyzing theme, characterization, word choice & language, sequence of events, plot structure, multimedia, transformation of works, annotation stations, biographies around the world, infographic research, myth conceptions, rhetorical devices, word choice, analyzing arguments, persuasive writing, informative/expository writing, research writing, revising writing, writing with purpose, world research, ethos, pathos, & logos, rhetorical devices, etc.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 2-inch binder, paper, pencils, red ink pens, dividers
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week.


Photography (1st Semester)

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: We will study history of photography, technical terms, and functions. Students will have weekly photo assignments to challenge them as photographers.
Required Textbooks and Materials: I encourage each student to have DSLR camera to take my class, but let’s face it, cameras on current cellphones ROCK! I do not want to you to break the bank to get a DSLR camera for your students. There are great cameras out there for under $200. Just search the internet and see what you can do within your budget.
Homework Estimate: 1 hour per week.


Calligraphy (2nd Semester)

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: The Art of Beautiful writing! The students will learn the classical calligraphy and modern-day calligraphy.
Required Textbooks and Materials: I will provide all the material for this class.
Homework Estimate: 1 hour/week.


Spanish 1

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Glori Romano
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: This class is designed for students who have never taken Spanish. We will learn Spanish the way God created your brain to learn language, without stress, frustration, or anxiety. No mindless repetition or drills. We use movement to understand everything without translation. This program will prepare you for real interaction and stimulate your brain for long-term retention. Accelerate Language Acquisition through total physical response is the best way to learn Spanish. Garantizado.
Required Textbooks and Materials: CALA 101 Spanish Manual and Pobre Ana (spanish novel)Note: Glori will coordinate getting the textbook and materials at the beginning of classes.
Homework Estimate: 30-45 min per day (very important to commit to practice everyday).


Drama

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $15 

Class Description: There will be 2 performances (Christmas and Spring). Students will learn about auditioning, theatre terms, creating a characters, as well as what behind the scenes is like during a production as well.
Required Textbooks and Materials: N/A
Homework Estimate: Just practicing script and memorization at home.


Drawing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: This class is for BOTH beginning students and those who have had some drawing instruction in the past. My instruction includes drawing on the right side of the brain, a technique that allows the student to draw what they see and not what they think they see. Beginners will be taught the basics, which include proportions, perspective and values (darks verses lights), while returning students will be encouraged to chose from more difficult drawing material. Supply materials (use of which are all included in supply fee) will include pencils, colored pencils, and pen and ink.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: No more than 30 minutes per day.


Finance (1st Semester)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Kathy Dickens
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: This one-semester class will satisfy the high school finance requirement. We will cover saving, budgeting, financial planning, student loans, taxes, etc. Students will need acess to the internet. We will also have guest speakers for this class.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Dave Ramsey-Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool High School edition student workbook
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week.


Health (2nd Semester)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Joann Marlow
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour-class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: In this one-semester course we will learn and discuss all aspects of health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This will also fulfill the half health credit required for graduation.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle, by Susan Boe. I’m looking at other options as well.
Homework Estimate: About an hour per week.


Leadership & Team Building

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: The Leadership and Team Building class will focus on the development of leadership skills for now and in the future, prepare students to take on leadership roles in the school and community, prepare students for the workforce, and promote good citizenship. The class will be divided into several segments of focus: self image and personal leadership style, goal setting and organization, citizenship and civic awareness, conflict management and problem solving, career decisions and entrepreneurship, and community service.
Required Textbooks and Materials: TBA
Homework Estimate: An hour per week or less.


Physical Science

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Barbie Byrnes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $35 

Class Description: Topics covered include: measurement and units so that students can convert between units in scientific study; earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere; weather; an introduction to physics to understand the mechanics of motion, forces, and energy; Newton’s laws and the forces in creation to understand friction, static and kinetic energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, and electrical circuits; solar system, stars, and galaxies to introduce the wonders of our universe; an introduction to chemistry for a basic introduction to atoms and molecules. 

Students will be expected to fully read each module, complete vocabulary worksheets, complete experiments and answer related questions, complete Study Guide questions, and select a science fair project to complete, and attend the science fair. All assignments will be reviewed in class to assist with quizzes and tests.

Required Textbooks and Materials: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition. MP3 recommended, but not required. The Solutions/Test Manual and Student Notebook are NOT required. I will purchase tests/quizzes, worksheets, and lab kit. Students may be required to perform lab studies at home.
Homework Estimate: 1 hour each day, 4 days per week.


PreCalculus (Grades 11-12)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Teacher: Dena White
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $0 
Optional Lab: Optional 1-hr math lab in Mt. Juliet ($160). More information to follow.

Class Description: This course is designed to prepare students to take calculus. The first part of the course is devoted to graphing and the study of different types of functions. The second part of the course focuses on the trigonometric functions and their applications. This includes material that is covered in a traditional trigonometry course.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. Precalculus Essentials, Seventh Edition, Michael Sullivan (Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2005; ISBN 0-13-146983-5). Can be purchased used on Amazon.
2. Other materials needed: 3-ring binder (for assignment sheets and handouts), notebook paper (for homework assignments and class notes), graph paper, graphing calculator – TI-83 or TI-84 (TI-84 recommended), pencils.
Homework Estimate: 4-6 hours per week.


Spanish 2

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Patricia Aguilar
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: Multisensorial, I take into consideration all the learning styles. Lots of interaction, movement, and fun while learning.  We will review the basics and we will talk Spanish from the first class: greetings, numbers, colors, parts of the body, food, actions (verbs), animals, clothing, family, community and time,  to be able to answer basic questions of what, who, when, where, why, how and which. We will also read the book “Patricia va a California” to enjoy the adventures of a group of teenagers during an exchange program in the USA. Homework every week, some “show and tell”, group activities, short written assessments. There will be pop up quizzes, oral presentations and assessments.

Required Textbooks and Materials: 

  • “Patricia Va a California,” the red cover, not other versions. 
  • 1-1/2-inch binder (Patricia will be providing the text materials as printouts. Students will need to bring a binder to store the text in.)
  • 50 sheets (composition)
  • Color pencils or markers
  • 1 pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • 1 glue (bar)

Homework Estimate: There will be homework every week, to be returned the following class. If a student is going to be absent, he can send the homework online. A good flow in class and complete understanding of the topics to be studied depend upon the homework.


Yearbook

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Sarah Gaddes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: Welcome to Introduction to Yearbook Production. We are looking forward to an exciting year. This course is designed to develop students’ skills in yearbook production by providing experiences in selected aspects of the process. Students learn basic principals and develop skills that include writing copy, captions, and headlines; digital photography; desktop publishing; and using appropriate technology tools for media production.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework.


American History

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: This class covers the history of our nation from her beginning to current times. It is a high school level class and will incorporate group discussions and analytical thinking about our great country. Projects and presentations will make this class full of fun learning!
Required Textbooks and Materials: Exploring America, Volumes 1 & 2 (textbooks only), http://www.notgrass.com; a binder to keep materials in; 2 yellow pocket folders
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week.


Art with Mixed Media

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $35 

Class Description: This class is offered for returning students who have completed a previous drawing class offered by Mrs. Ginger. In addition to drawing, additional mediums will be used including charcoal, watercolor, watercolor pencils, markers, acrylics and pastels.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Small Table Easel
Homework Estimate: None


Biology

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Joann Marlow
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: This class introduces the concepts of general biology. It covers many fundamental topics such as the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification, biochemistry, and ecosystems to name a few. Students will take notes in class, read material at home, be assigned occasional videos to watch, complete selected experiments, answer selected study guide questions, have a few projects, and complete dissections with a lab partner on four specimens.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, by Wile and Durnell. The notebook and solutions book is NOT required. (teacher makes own tests)
2. Three subject spiral notebook or a binder with 3 dividers (class notes, homework, lab notes)
Homework Estimate: Less than an hour each day.


Life Skills/Home Maintenance

1:00-2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jeff Leurs
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: We will be going over many home repair pojects and knowledge of tools, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, hvac, locksmithing, and basic car repair and maintenance. Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Notebook paper for notes.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Jr./Sr. Research Writing & World Literature

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Weslea Bell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: The objectives for high school English courses at CCA include: learning to write reasonable and logically structured essays, presenting ideas to peers orally and in writing, and writing with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Students are introduced to the Tennessee Electronic Library and acquire proficiency in incorporating research into their writing. They need a reliable computer and Internet connection. All high school students format essays according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) standards. The first semester research paper focuses on industry and distribution services in Wilson County with special emphasis on businesses featured in the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Business Information Guide. The common topic for the research paper is the scope of businesses originating in Wilson County and their impact on the local, state, and national economy. Students focus second semester on writing literary analysis research papers about world literature, moving chronologically through works originating in the Far East, Europe, and America.
Required Textbooks and Materials: ABEKA Handbook for Grammar & Composition: fourth (or later) edition, reliable Internet access for online sources, selections from Norton Anthology of World Literature to be announced. (You don’t need to buy the whole Norton book; I’ll let you know which selections to acquire.)
Homework Estimate: Students should spend approximately one to two hours a day on homework, depending on reading speed.


Study Skills (1st Semester)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: This course is based on the Victus Study Skills System, which is based on four important concepts: 1. Zeal without knowledge is not good, but zeal with knowledge bears fruit. 2. Results come from the process. 3. Any system with all of its components must have an aim or purpose. 4. An effective system of study has the greatest likelihood of aiding in success. This class provides students with an effective system of study to assist in their success. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” method; instead, it encourages students to choose what works for them and stick with it. The course focuses on where the student is now, where he or she wants to be, and how to get there. We delve into time management, organization and study environment, and how to read a text to use study time most effectively. We also touch on test preparation.
Students are expected to take the class seriously and come to class with a positive attitude. We will apply the study skills to homework and studying. Students will be expected to keep a weekly planner with assignments, activities, and events up to date. Parent involvement is a must, as parents are key in helping students to implement the techniques, provide encouragement, and hold students accountable.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. Textbook: Victus Study Skills System, Level 3, Student Workbook, https://iew.com/shop/products/victus-study-skills-system-level-3-student-workbook;
2. Daily Planner to write homework assignments, goals, etc. Should have a weekly and monthly calendar included.
3. Binder to keep up with handouts, notes, etc.
Homework Estimate: Approximately 1-2 hours/week.


Critical Thinking (2nd Semester)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: Being able to think critically is extremely important in today’s world. From deciphering the message in advertising to defending one’s faith, we must know what we believe and why. Critical Thinking helps us in myriad ways, and we should know how to think critically. This course will be discussion-based and will require significant class participation and preparation beforehand. I will use the Socratic Method as much as possible in class discussions. Students will be required to contribute to discussions and exchange ideas. The subject matter is interesting, and there will be opportunities for each student to contribute to the conversation. A student should never feel afraid to express his or her opinions in this class, since the Socratic Method relies on an exchange of ideas. Students should expect to arrive to class with an open mind and a positive attitude. Many of the concepts are brand new to students and require repeated exposure in order to grasp them. 
Grading: A class participation/homework grade will be given. Each student is required to contribute to the day’s discussion. Tests and quizzes will be given in order to assist the student in committing to memory terms and concepts.

Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. Textbook: Practical Critical Thinking for Grades 9-12+, by Catherine Connors-Nelson. ISBN# 978-1-601444-664-0. Published by The Critical Thinking Co. and can be purchased from their website, http://www.CriticalThinking.com, or from bookselling sites such as Amazon. PLEASE ONLY PURCHASE NEW OR BOOKS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN. Students will be expected to use the book as a workbook. 
2. A logic packet will be distributed for use during our logic section.
3. Binder or notebook to keep up with occasional handouts.
4. Pens/pencils/highlighters 
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week. NOTE: There is an assignment due before the first day of class.


World History

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: We will explore history from creation through present day. Students will complete study questions based on weekly reading assignments, as well as weekly quizzes. In addition there will be several short informal papers and a longer formatted research paper each semester.
Required Textbooks and Materials: EXPLORING WORLD HISTORY Part 1: Creation Through the Middle Ages and Part 2: The Renaissance to the Present; by Ray Notgrass. (There are additional materials available in the homeschool pack, but you do not need to purchase them for this class. You only need the two texts.) ISBN: 978-1-60999-061-9 (part 1), ISBN: 978-1-60999-062-6 (part 2).
Homework Estimate: 2-3 hours per week.


ACT Prep (1st Semester)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: This course is designed for high school students, primarily 10th-12th graders, to prepare for the ACT and receive the highest possible score based on each student’s abilities and knowledge base. We will cover general ACT strategies, English, Math, Reading, and Science subject sections. For best results, each student should attend each session and complete all homework assigned. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to ask them during class, or you may email, call, or text me. I typically communicate with students and parents via Engrade message. This is a unique course in that the result that matters most is not the grade that I, the instructor, give to the student. My goal is to help students reach their “target score” on the ACT. I have found that the most effective way of doing this is through a great deal of ACT practice, using materials directly from the ACT writers. The class will be shaped for the student who is taking the ACT at the end of the semester, and I will provide a schedule based on how to best reach the highest possible score in that time frame. After the first semester, we will sharpen our skills with a review of strategies for each subject and more practice. I know that not every student is planning to take the test on the same test date, and I also know that each student has a different schoolwork load as well as activities. I do expect parent-teachers to be aware of the homework schedule and adjust it to your student’s own schedule. Grades will consist of mainly Engrade-based quizzes and tests from material we have discussed in class. All at-home tests and quizzes on Engrade are open-book/open note. Students should have no trouble receiving an A in the class if they put forth a moderate amount of effort.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. The OFFICIAL ACT Prep Guide (any edition is fine) 
2. Instructor-Provided Workbook
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week.


ACT Math Prep (2nd Semester) (grades 10-12)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Dena White
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: This course is designed to review the primary math skills used on the math portion of the ACT test. Over the course of the class we will also take four ACT Math practice tests. 
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. McGraw-Hill Education: Top 50 ACT Math Skills for a Top Score, 2nd edition
2. Other materials needed: notebook, pencil, ACT approved calculator (graphing or scientific).
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week.


Chemistry

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Exploring Creation with Chemistry is a high school level chemistry course that covers basic chemistry topics such as elements and molecular structure then continues into more advanced chemical reactions and problem solving. We will complete most of the labs during the class period.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd edition by Kristy Ploude, 3-ring binder, and calculator.
Homework Estimate: 30-45 minutes per day.


Drawing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: This class is for BOTH beginning students and those who have had some drawing instruction in the past. My instruction includes drawing on the right side of the brain, a technique that allows the student to draw what they see and not what they think they see. Beginners will be taught the basics, which include proportions, perspective and values (darks verses lights), while returning students will be encouraged to chose from more difficult drawing material. Supply materials (use of which are all included in supply fee) will include pencils, colored pencils, and pen and ink.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: No more than 30 minutes per day.


Economics (1st semester) (grades 11-12)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: In this Jr./Sr. level class, we will focus on the U.S. economic system and economic systems of other countries. We will examine the ideals of our global economy and the effects these ideals have on our government and everyday lives. Grades will be based on class participation, homework, projects, and quizzes/tests.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Abeka Economics : Work and Prosperity, http://www.abeka.com, a binder to keep class materials in, 2 geeen pocket folders
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week.


American Government (2nd semester) (grades 11-12)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 

Class Description: In the Junior/Senior level class, we will focus on local, state, and national governments. Students will learn the rights and responsibilities they have as U.S. citizens through a thorough study of the Constitution. Grades will be based on class participation, homework, projects, tests, and quizzes.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Abeka American Government, http://www.abeka.com
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week.


Psychology

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Christine Rountree
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: This is an overview of Psychology where we will be addressing, from a Christian perspective, the subjects covered in college Psychology 101. Topics covered will be: modern psychology, famous psychologist, mental illness, drugs, memory, the senses, and personality among other things. The first quarter we will be covering the student’s personalities, spiritual gifts, talents, passions and experiences. This will help them focus more clearly on how God has made them and will be useful as they get ready for college. The fee for this test is $10 and will be completed on-line.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
– Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition, by Tim Rice, ISBN-13: 9780981558721
– 2” binder
– notebook paper
– set of dividers with tabs
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week.


Sewing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Students will review basic hand sewing and jump right into machine sewing in this class. Some basic knowledge of machine sewing is recommended but not necessary, however some of the students may already have skills, therefore this class will go faster than brand new beginners, so keep in mind you may have to work a little extra hard or watch some video tutorials at home to help you keep up at first part of the year. Some of the projects will include a pillowcase, an infinity scarf, a small quilt, following a pattern, and more. Students will need access to a sewing machine for homework. I’d love to see us make some baby blankets to donate to children’s hospital. Some projects may not be included in class supplies fee.
Required Textbooks and Materials: No textbook required. Supplies List: Sewing machine, scissors, straight pins, pin cushion, measuring tape, thread for different projects.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hrs per week some weeks.


Tenth-Eleventh Grade Reading Selections & Composition

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Weslea Bell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: The objectives for high school English courses at CCA include: learning to write reasonable and logically structured essays, presenting ideas to peers orally and in writing, and writing with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. Students are introduced to the Tennessee Electronic Library and acquire proficiency in incorporating research into their writing and need a reliable computer and Internet connection. All high school students format essays according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) standards. All tenth and eleventh grade students need the Handbook of Grammar & Composition fourth edition or a later edition to use as a reference. For the first semester this course explores various types of essay writing, including description, narration, comparison-contrast, process analysis, and argument. Students also write research reports based on primary and secondary sources. This is a writing-intensive course. During the second semester students will write literary analysis research papers about works of world literature, working chronologically through works from the Far East, Europe, and the Americas.
Required Textbooks and Materials: ABEKA Handbook of Grammar & Composition: fourth (or later) edition, reliable Internet access for online sources, Selections from the Norton Anthology of World Literature to be announced. (You don’t need to buy the whole Norton book; I’ll let you know which selections to acquire.)
Homework Estimate: Students should plan to spend an hour or so each day on homework, depending on their reading speed.


World Geography

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 

Class Description: Each continent will be looked at in detail, and students will prepare projects related to each continent in addition to reading assignments and questions from the text. Students will be given a weekly assignment sheet with mapping exercises and questions. We will examine physical geography as well as cultural geography using a variety of resources. Grades will be based on weekly homework as well as tests, quizzes, and projects.
Required Textbooks and Materials: ABEKA World Geography in Christian Perspective, 2nd edition, and Rand McNally Answer Atlas. The ABEKA curriculum is a one-semester course; however it serves as one of our resources and not the entirety of our course. Students will also need two pocket folders, notetaking materials, and colored pencils.
Homework Estimate: 2-3 hours per week.