2020-2021 High School Class Descriptions


Anatomy and Physiology Grades 10-12

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. First semester includes one dissection, and second semester includes three dissections. 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, essays over related medical diseases, and labs with each module. Students do not need the workbook or test booklet.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Apologia 2nd edition Advanced Biology
– Kaplan sixth edition coloring book
– dissection kit for Anatomy (must have this at the end of 1st semester and info will be on syllabus)
– 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.


Ninth Grade English

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Walker Woods
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $15

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: I will provide a digital copy of the study guides to be printed at home. You will be responsible for purchasing a copy of Call of the Wild, The Screwtape Letters, Hamlet, and The Odyssey. Additionally, students will choose one historical figure to research and compile a Historical Biography.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week


Biology

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

Class Description: Science will come alive for the student as we dive into the amazing intricacies of God’s elaborate creation! 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 the modules at home, be assigned occasional videos to watch, complete selected experiments, answer study guide questions, have a few projects, and complete dissections with a lab partner on four specimens.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, by Wile and Durnell, published by Apologia.
– Corresponding Solutions & Tests Manual is highly recommended to purchase.
– Other Supplies: 1-1/2-in. 3-ring binder for Lab Notebook, a separate binder for organizing class notes & homework
– All in-class lab & dissection supplies will be purchased by teacher with materials fee. Additional simple, at-home lab-materials will need to be bought by student as needed. List will be provided at the beginning of the semester.
Homework Estimate: 45-60 minutes per day


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/reducing recipes, storing recipes, safely handling food, cutting food, preparing and cooking food and much more. They will also be using hands-on methods for learning basic cooking terms such as peel, fold-in, grate, cut-in, brush, cream, bread, toss, sift, stir, mince, season, knead, baste, mix, melt, simmer, preheat, cook, fry, boil, sauté, bake, broil, roast, barbecue, steam, julienne, whip, whisk, flour, roll, blend, beat, dice, toss, marinate, level-off, grease, chop, cube, and cool.
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 2019/20 Cooking Class:
Attendance/Introductions/Intro to class/Rules/Folder prep, Pre-test/Game Intro, Egg & Canadian Bacon in English Muffin, Pizza dough and Basil Pesto without Nuts, Homemade Salsa and Chips, French Toast on a Stick, Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, Test Review/hand out TBS/cup conversion sheets/ do conversions for 1/4 recipe , Bow-Tie Pasta, Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Pot Pie, Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Breakfast Muffins with Hashbrown Crust, bake and ice sugar cookies , Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Ice Cube Tray Pies, Drop Biscuit variations, Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells, Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes, Bacon Egg Toast Muffins, Cheeseburger Soup, Pancake cooking contest, Chicken and Mushroom Crepes, Ultimate Baked Spaghetti, Sushi, Homemade Fudge Pies, Kids’ Favorite Recipe Share, discuss sanitary tips and safety tips in cooking, Retake tests/prep folders/turn in for final grade, Return folders/Chocolate Fondue Party
Required Textbooks and Materials: 3-ring binder
Homework Estimate: 2-3 times throughout the year, the students will be asked to bring in prepared recipes or food items to go along with a recipe. Students are required to turn in binders with all of their recipes organized by category. Other than that, there is no homework.


Public Speaking and Debate

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

Class Description: Students will overcome the fear of public speaking through communication games, theatre readings, impromptu speeches, and presentations. They will learn proper body language, voice control, gestures, expressions, tips for eye contact etc. After these have been mastered, we will move into the Debate course. Here we will focus on critical thinking, analyzing and organizing our thoughts and content, etc., then putting all their skills together to persuade, influence, and inspire others. Students will be graded mostly on in-class participation, skill assessments, and preparation (when needed) for a speech or presentation.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Notebook with perforated pages and note cards. I will supply worksheets and folders.
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework to prepare or practice; Never more than 1 hour per week.


Photography (1st Semester)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $0

Class Description: 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.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Camera
Homework Estimate: 1 – 2 hours a week


Calligraphy (2nd Semester)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Heather Butler
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $20

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


Algebra 2

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Teacher: Charles Bridgers IV
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab: TBA

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: An Incremental Development (Saxon Algebra) (English) 3rd Edition by John H. Saxon
Homework Estimate: 4-5 hours per week.


American Government Grades 11-12 (1st Semester)

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

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
– Also, a binder to keep class materials in and 2 two pocket folders
– Other outside resources will be provided by me.
Homework Estimate: 4-5 hours per week


Economics Grades 11-12 (2nd semester)

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

Class Description: 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: Required Textbooks and Materials: Abeka Economics: Work and Prosperity, http://www.abeka.com, a copy of the book Lawn Boy by Gary Paulson, a binder to keep class materials in, 2 pocket folders. Other materials will be provided by me.
Homework Estimate: 4-5 hours


Physical Science (Prequisite: Pre-Algebra)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Barbie Byrnes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $25

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.


Movies as Literature Grades 10-12

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

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, Pride and Prejudice, 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 the following books: Pride and Prejudice, Shane, The Westing Game, and Henry V. Upon completion of this class, all students will receive an Honors English credit.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Movies as Literature-student workbook by Kathyrn Stout
– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
– The Westing Game by Ellen Rankin
– Henry V
– Shane by Jack Schaefer
Homework Estimate: 3 hours per week (depends on movie running time)


Yearbook

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

Class Description: 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, I will provide all necessary materials.
Homework Estimate: Occasional


Creative Writing

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

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 well as write from a variety of prompts.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Students will need a 3-ring binder with at least 2 dividers.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 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, Microsoft Suite, and Corel Draw Student Edition
Homework Estimate: 1 -2 hours


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: Corel Draw Student Edition
Homework Estimate: 2-3 hours


Criminal Justice 1 Grades 9-12

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Walker Woods
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $20

Class Description: Criminal Justice 1 offers students an overview of the legal and judicial systems of both Local and federal government. Students will learn the functions, challenges and history of Law Enforcement. Students will gain an understanding of the way local police Departments, sheriff’s departments, state police agencies, and federal law enforcement agencies are structured and interact to accomplish goals and their assigned responsibilities. During the law enforcement segment of the class, students will have the opportunity to conduct a mock crime scene and prepare a prosecutorial file composed of statements, reports, photographs, sketches, and evidence. Criminal Justice 1 will introduce students to basic laws of the state of Tennessee as well federal laws and regulations. Students gain an understanding of the legislative processes and will be tasked with understanding and discussing basic land mark case laws such as Arizona v. Miranda and how these court decisions apply to the task of law enforcement. During this segment, students will learn how to apply and articulate these laws on a case by case basis. Lastly Criminal Justice 1 will provide an overview of the procedures of the judicial system, focusing on how charges are presented, probable cause for search and arrest, grand jury sessions, trial juries, and the roles of judges as interpreters of the law.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Materials will be provided through online resources, links, and classroom presentations.
Homework Estimate: 2 hours per week


Spanish 1

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Glori Romano
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $45 (includes the Spanish manual/texbook)

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. We will use games and lots of body movement to learn vocabulary in context. 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. There will be conversation, acting, and presentations all in Spanish. By the second half of the semester we will start reading a small beginner’s Spanish novel. No prerequisites for this class. Daily review is a must.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Spanish manual (I will provide; included in the material fee)
– Pobre Ana (Spanish novel) – I will send the PDF for each student to print
– 3 ring binder
– index card
Homework Estimate: Review and daily practice is vital to learning a language. Expect 30-45 min of homework a day. Is important to continue to review old material with the new.


Jr./Sr. Research Writing & World Literature

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

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 and the American Psychological Association (APA). We will review other formats as well just for review. 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. Research papers may also include subjects with science and theory depending on time.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– ABEKA Handbook for Grammar & Composition: fourth (or later) edition
– reliable Internet access for online sources
– Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
– MLA Handbook 8th edition
Homework Estimate: Students should spend approximately one to two hours a day on homework, depending on reading speed.


Life Skills and Home Maintenance

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Jeff Leurs
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $35

Class Description: We will be doing a few weeks on each skill or area:
– Introduction to tools and proper safe use: hand tools, specialty tools, and power tools.
– Carpentry: how use a measuring tape, square, and level; how to make 45-degree and straight cuts, including safety; how to frame a wall out; how to hang drywall; how to patch drywall.
– Electrical: how to test an electrical circuit and proper wire sizing, how to run an electric wire, how to install a switch and outlet, how to install a light fixture and or ceiling fan.
– Plumbing: how to fix a water line, how to work with pvc drains, how to repair and install a faucet, how to repair and install a toilet.
– Locksmithing: how to rekey a lock/copy a key, how to install or replace a lock and knob.
– HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning): how a heating and air system works, how to maintain and clean a house A/C system.
– Car maintenance and repair: how to change oil, how to change a tire or plug a leak, how to change spark plugs, how to properly tie down a cargo load on a truck or trailer.
– Suicide prevention: learn the signs to look for in friends to know how to get them help.
– We may also do a firearms safety class and learn about different ones.
Weeks are subject to change and may not be in this exact order. We may also go over other things in class if time allows.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Little to none


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 provided.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Algebra 1

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teacher: Charles Bridgers IV
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab: Lab will be offered if needed, place and time TBA

Class Description: Algebra 1 topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs, and equations. In addition, students will explore operations on algebraic expressions and 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: An Incremental Development, 3rd Edition (Saxon Algebra 1) 3rd Edition, by John H. Saxon, Jr, ISBN: 1565771346
Homework Estimate: 3-5 hours per week


Precalculus

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teacher: Marie Trapp
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $20
Optional Lab: Optional Lab: Extra help meets once a week at Mount Juliet Public Library and is free and open to all tutorial students.

Class Description: This course is designed to prepare students to take college mathematics, emphasizing topics needed for Calculus. The class focuses on expanding topics covered in previous courses, including Geometry and Algebra II. The course is devoted to graphing and the study of different types of functions, including trigonometric functions and their applications. This includes material that is covered in a traditional advanced mathematics and trigonometry course.
The student’s grade for Precalculus is divided into homework, classwork, project, quizzes and tests, including midterm and final exams. The course draws on online assignments along with written assignments.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– No textbook required. All materials will be provided via online resources at no additional cost (these are covered by your materials fee). The curriculum is created by a resource called “All Things Algebra” and will be used along with online materials, IXL, and Delta Math.
– Computer or tablet with internet access and a printer
– Calculator: TI-84+ programmable graphing calculator
– Other materials needed: 3-ring binder, 3-hole punch (home use), colored pencils, dividers for binder, graphing paper, folders (2), notebook paper, pencils, straightedge (ruler)

Homework Estimate: Precalculus is considered an advanced mathematics course. Students will have homework and other assignments outside of class, including online videos and activities. Assignments will combine the resources in the textbook with other online materials to provide a broad base of support for the student and the parent. Weekly assignments may include online materials (Khan Academy, IXL, DeltaMath, etc.), textbook problems, and worksheets. Estimate a minimum of one-two hours per day to learn material and complete assignments.


Spanish 2

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

Class Description: 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 in present, past and future tenses), animals, clothing, family, places, dates, seasons, weather, 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,” using the TPR method, to enjoy the adventures of a group of teenagers during an exchange program in the USA. Homework every week, oral presentations, group activities, and written assessments. Class Goals: (1) To enable the students to achieve a level of reading, writing, listening, and speaking fluency that prepares them to carry on a simple conversation, i.e., introduce themselves, introduce other people, answer personal questions, and ask general questions using who, when, what, why, what, how, how many, how much, and at what time (2) To motivate students to continue learning Spanish on their own by reading books, listening to music, watching videos and if possible, traveling to a Spanish-speaking country (3) To promote cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 2-inch binder, 50 sheets (composition paper), colored pencils or markers, 1 pencil or pen, scissors, 1 glue (bar). Teacher will provide copies of the book and workbook needed.
Homework Estimate: 3-5 hrs per week


10th/11th Grade English

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

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. Students should expect weekly or bi-weekly quizzes, tests, writing prompts, and class projects as grades in addition to their reading and comprehension questions.
Required Textbooks and Materials: We will be reading The Red Badge of Courage, The Scarlett Letter, The Crucible,  and Macbeth. Students are responsible for obtaining a personal copy of each book to read for the class. A variety of short stories, poems, speeches, and excerpts from larger texts will be provided by the teacher. These may include the following authors; Frederick Douglas, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours


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 learn the basics, which include proportions, perspective and values (darks vs. lights), while returning students will be encouraged to choose from more difficult drawings.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Concert Band

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $50

Class Description: Students will learn how to play their instrument, the correct practice techniques, how to take care of their instrument, and how to perform individually as well as with a group. They will work on note and rhythm reading, beginning sight reading, and beginning scale studies. If students have already played their instrument in the past, they will begin learning intermediate/advanced techniques. Students will need to practice 90 minutes weekly. Prizes will be given to those who practice 120 minutes weekly and fill out their practice sheet. Performances in December and April/May.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Instrument (I can help you find one), music stand, pencils, instrument accessories.
Homework Estimate: 90 minutes weekly


Leadership and Team Building

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

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. Students will also focus on the art of speaking in front of a group and be required to give a few short speeches in class. A short leadership book will be assigned first semester and an additional book second semester.
Required Textbooks and Materials: TBA
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week plus required volunteer activities


Psychology Grades 10-12

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

Class Description: We spend the first quarter doing SHAPE, an evaluation of the students Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Passions, Personality, Abilities, and Experiences. We then cover the chapters by reading and answering review questions and taking a weekly quiz. Three tests covering SHAPE and a midterm and final are taken in class. I prefer 10th-12th-grade students, 9th grade if they are VERY organized and have good study skills.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Psychology: A Christian Perspective, by Tim Rice
Homework Estimate: 3-4 hours per week.


World History

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

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 each week


High School Literature

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

Class Description: Students will read novels, short-stories, and poems. During each class time, we will answer questions about the text and discuss. The discussion is the best part, and I encourage everyone to participate and give his/her thoughts. We will go down rabbit trails at times, but it will be all in good fun. My goal is to facilitate a love for reading and conversation in this class.
We will explore the themes, terms, vocabulary, and story sequence. Homework will consist of vocabulary, short answer questions, and book critiques. There will be a mid-term and final exam. I will try to make our class time as interactive and exciting as possible, but this class is a required high school credit and there will be age-appropriate work to earn credit.
Required Textbooks and Materials: You will need to purchase or borrow the novels for each of the assigned books. Your student will also need a 3-ring binder and access to a copier, 3-hole punch, and stapler.
I will purchase the Progeny Press Guides either online or in a CD format and you will be responsible to print the material for your student (unless you prefer to purchase a guide for each book). We will be using approximately four to five Progeny Press guides throughout the year.
Book List:
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Lee
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Will consider:  
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Homework Estimate: 3-5 hours per week


Geometry

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Teacher: Marie Trapp
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300
Materials Fee: $20
Optional Lab: 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, quizzes and tests, including midterm and final exams. The course draws on the textbook and includes both online assignments and written assignments from the textbook and textbook supplements.
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.
– Computer or tablet with internet access and a printer.
– Other materials needed: 3-ring binder, 3-hole punch (home use), colored pencils, dividers for binder, graphing paper, compass, folders (2), notebook paper, pencils, protractor, straightedge (ruler)
– Calculator: TI-84+ programmable graphing calculator
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. Assignments will combine the resources in the textbook with other online materials to provide a broad base of support for the student and the parent. Weekly assignments may include online materials (Khan Academy, IXL, DeltaMath, etc.), textbook problems, and worksheets. Estimate a minimum of one-two hours per day to learn material and complete assignments.


Chemistry

1:30 – 3:00 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 labs during the class, but the lab kit is mandatory.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Exploring Creation with Chemistry by Kristy Plourde, Lab Kit (mandatory)
Homework Estimate: 2-4 hours per week


Drawing

1:30 – 2:30 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 vs lights), while returning students will be encouraged to choose from more difficult drawings.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Drama 7-12th Grade

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

Class Description: In this class we learn some of the different techniques used in drama and participate in activities to enhance some of what we have learned. The student learns audition skills, stage direction, and the importance of getting to know your character. Every student is involved in a winter and spring stage production to take what they have learned and put it into action.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Practicing scripts at home


Finance (1st Semester)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Kathy Dickens
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $0

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 access 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 edt. Student Workbook
Homework Estimate: 1 hour per week


Health (2nd Semester)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Joann Marlow
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester)
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: In this one-semester course we will learn and discuss all aspects of health from a Christian-worldview: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Students will be required to read the text and complete a simple activity during the week. Healthy menus, a habits journal, family medical histories, food label scavenger hunts, calculating daily macro requirements, time management, first aid skills, personality tests, spiritual gift inventories, flour babies, & more will aid students in directly applying healthy concepts to their personal lives. Games and hands-on activities will be a part of the classroom lesson each week as we strive to reinforce the health concepts studied during the week. This will be a fun way to develop a lifelong healthy mindset and to fulfill the half health credit required for graduation!
Required Textbooks and Materials: Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle, 2nd edition, by Susan Boe, student textbook
Homework Estimate: 2 hours per week.


ACT Test Prep (1st Semester)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Charles Bridgers IV
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab: TBA

Class Description: Raise your hand if you love taking the ACT? I can’t see you from the computer screen, but I’m willing to bet none of the students (or their parents/guardians) would raise their hand when asked this question. Standardized tests are the key to getting into college, though, so they are a dragon that must be slain in the kingdom of higher academics. For the first semester, I will be covering three of the four ACT test categories: English, Reading, and Science. We will be poring over those pesky grammar rules that don’t look right but are actually right and take tests on tests on tests to make it stick. And Science, well, you won’t believe how easy the Science portion of the test can be once we go over some examples. By the time this course is over, your student will have glimpsed hundreds of example problems and be more prepared to storm the gates of higher learning while parents take them to Wal-Mart to get that shower caddy and mini fridge for their dorm rooms. And it all starts HERE, at ACT Test Prep.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: 30 min to 1 hour per week


ACT Math Prep (2nd Semester)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Charles Bridgers IV
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab: TBA

Class Description: Raise your hand if you love taking the ACT? I can’t see you from the computer screen, but I’m willing to bet none of the students (or their parents/guardians) would raise their hand when asked this question. Standardized tests are the key to getting into college, though, so they are a dragon that must be slain in the kingdom of higher academics. Second semester is solely dedicated to MATH, the dragon-est of all the dragons. Students will be given sheets with common formulae used to solve ACT problems and will work through multiple practice tests. This course doesn’t involve hours of redundant lecturing on how to solve problems, we solve them until it makes sense. By the time this course is over, your student will have glimpsed hundreds of example problems and be more prepared to storm the gates of higher learning while parents take them to Wal-Mart to get that shower caddy and mini fridge for their dorm rooms. And it all starts HERE, at ACT Prep.
Required Textbooks and Materials: TI-83 calculator or higher is REQUIRED. Speed is CRITICAL to succeeding at the ACT and my course will show you how to use the calculator to breeze through it.
Homework Estimate: 30 min to 1 hour per week


American History

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

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:
– Notgrass – Exploring America volume 1 and 2 available at http://www.notgrass.com
– A binder to keep work in and 2 two-pocket folders
Homework Estimate: 4-5 hours per week


Senior Bridge Math

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Charles Bridgers IV
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab: TBA

Class Description: “Senior Bridge Math” is a fourth-year math course for, well, seniors. Designed for students who need a refresher in high school mathematics before graduation, Senior Bridge Math is a comprehensive look at the essential disciplines of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, with a splash of Statistics thrown in there for fun. Were you sick the week the teacher discussed the point-slope equation of a line? Still cringe when someone asks you to complete the square? What is a polyhedron? Forgot the basic rules of probability? Not quite ready for that College Algebra course? Well, Senior Bridge Math will get you there. You are the X1 & Y1 coordinate, your teacher is the X2 & Y2 coordinate, and together we will calculate the square root of X2 minus X1 squared plus Y2 minus Y1 squared to find the “distance” it will take to get you across the Senior Bridge from point A to point I LOVE MATH. Too nerdy? Well, I say it’s just nerdy enough for a proper education in mathematics.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Tennessee Senior Bridge Mathematics, ASIN: 1269659391, search on Amazon
Homework Estimate: 3-5 hours per week


World Geography

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Wanda Brandon
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $5

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


Art with Mixed Media Grades 6-12

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $35

Class Description: This class is designed for those who have previously taken Drawing. Instruction will include use of additional mediums such as watercolor, pastels, charcoal and acrylics.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Intermediate Sewing Grades 7-12

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

Class Description: Students will review basic hand-sewing stitches, then jump right into machine sewing on week 2. Students are required to have their own machine and bring it to class most of the year beginning week 2. Students will learn to sew a variety of stitches on their machine, follow a pattern, and more. The projects this year will depend on the student’s ability and if they have taken my class before, so that we do not repeat the same projects. But some of the projects we have done in the past are a pillowcase, drawstring bag, rag quilt, hair scrunchy, bowl cozy, apron, Christmas ornament, and more. I will decide on the projects after I receive my student list.
Required Textbooks and Materials: sewing machine (required), sewing scissors, black thread, white thread, long straight pins, pin cushion, measuring tape, seam ripper, storage bag or basket to store items. Note: The materials fee will cover the smaller projects, however the larger projects will not be covered.
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours a week on large projects, occasional on small projects.


Defending The Faith

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marsha Orbke
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $35 for curriculum workbook and class material costs

Class Description: What is TRUTH? Can You handle the Truth? In a world where many believe in no absolute truth or that its just a social construct, we must be ready and armed to defend the Christian faith! (1 Peter 3:15) How can we defend it, if we aren’t prepared with what we are up against? This class will present the student with wisdom, knowledge, & evidence to confidently know why you believe with what you believe, so one does not fall victim to anti-biblical teachings in our world today (1 John 4:1-3). **This is a graded class and is a great elective class for HS students to earn credit (7-12th welcome), so we will have reading & some homework, but we will work together on most assignments as the information is much more important than learning for the grade!**
Required Textbooks and Materials: Your student will need to get a copy of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist” by Norman L. Geisler & Frank Turek (can order from Amazon or Apologia.com for $13-$16). A 2″ 3-ring binder, paper, & divider will be needed, along with pens and/or pencils.
Homework Estimate: There will be weekly reading and some writing homework and quizzes in order to test knowledge learned. Your student will receive a grade for their participation.** But we will work together as a class in most assignments! **