Cornerstone Christian Academy High School Class Descriptions


Algebra 1 (grades 8-9)

8:00-9:30 a.m. 
Teacher: Dena White, 615-477-5413, dena.mom@gmail.com 
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.
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4 Max: 20

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 

Teacher Bio: I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education. We have homeschooled our own three children since Kindergarten, the youngest of which is graduating May 2019. During this journey, I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 20 years. This will be my third year teaching at CCA.


Anatomy and Physiology (grades 10-11)

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher:  Barbie Byrnes, barbiebyrnes@gmail.com, 615-812-1309  
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4

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. 

Teacher Bio:  I have homeschooled for 5 years, since my oldest started kindergarten. I now have a 10, 5, and 3 year old. I have been a nurse for 16 years working primarily in the ER and critical care part time. During that time, I have been in leadership and teaching roles. I have always loved and excelled in science and math. I hope to share the knowledge I have with other kids like my own. We have been a part of the CCA family for 2 years now. We all love CCA and hope to continue with CCA until graduation for all 3 of my girls.


Apologetics Course

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marsha Orbke, (615)330-8864, wminvesting@elitemail.org 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Marsha Orbke. I’ve been married to my beloved husband, Wade for almost 18 yrs. We have four children. Three of them attend CCA. We have homeschooled for almost 6 years and have been at CCA since they opened the doors. I graduated from The University of TN, Knoxville with my Bachelors of Science. I am a Certified Recreation Therapist. Before making the decision to homeschool our kids full time, I worked in therapeutic areas with all ages in different areas of rehab and/or disabilities, but outside of all that I also have a heart for teaching & evangelism. I look forward to meeting new parents and students this year at CCA and seeing what God has in store for all of us!


Cooking

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Vickie Fry, 731-589-8071, vickfry@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $40 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 8, Max: 12

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). 

Teacher Bio: My family has been homeschooling for seven years and a part of CCA for 2 years. My husband, Chris and I live in Lebanon with our three precious kiddos: Emma, Walker, and Olivia, plus an energetic cocker spaniel, Milo. We worship with the Maple Hill Church of Christ, where I serve as the Director of Children’s Ministry. I also work with a non-profit missionary organization called Great Cities Missions, where I minister to missionary women serving in Latin America. For a little over two years, I ran a cooking business out of my home called Food From the Frys. We previously spent almost 8 years in Asuncion, Paraguay working with a missionary team in church planting. I lead a very blessed and busy life.


Entrepreneurship

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Junkin, 615-939-3748, heatherjunkin1@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: I am looking forward to teaching the electives, Entrepreneurship and Creative Writing, and feel that I have much to offer the students. My Bachelor’s degree is in English, and I recently graduated from Cumberland University with my Master’s in Business Administration. In 2017, I opened Imagine That Art Studio and would love to share what I know about turning a dream into a reality!


Life Skills/Home Maintenance

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jeff Leurs, 615-554-1331, jeffleurs@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 10

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. 

Teacher Bio: Hello, Jeff Leurs here. This is our second year at CCA, and my two daughters love it here and have made many friends. My wife Tara and I have been home schooling now for 4-5 yrs. My background is in Apartment Maintenance Management, which I did for around 13 yrs. I wanted to teach this class to pass on some repair knowledge to the next generation. I grew up helping my dad who had a home repair company and still remember lessons he taught me back then.


Movies as Literature

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Kathy Dickens, Katherinedickens75@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 3, Max: N/A

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). 

Teacher Bio: This will be my second year teaching at CCA and my 11th year homeschooling. I have a son, who is graduating (2020), and a daughter in the 4th grade. I love history, reading, and a good conspiracy theory. I love using hands-on activities in class and seeing students having fun while learning.


Typing

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon, wlb2rdra@bellsouth.net, 615-766-5228 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $30 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 15

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have been involved in the homeschool community for 15 years and have been a teacher and board member at CCA since its beginning. Prior to homeschooling my own children, I taught in public schools in Alabama and Tennessee.


American Literature

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Rutter, 814-577-7055, jl_rutter@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $15 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 7, Max: 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. 

Teacher Bio: I am a mother of five, who has been homeschooling for over 15 years. I am very excited about teaching American Literature again this year at CCA and Jr. High English. I initially pursued a degree in Elementary Education at Penn State University, but changed to Occupational Therapy, however, my heart is definitely in teaching. Teaching in the homeschool community has brought me so much joy. I thoroughly enjoy discussing the novels and encouraging my students to do their best and strive to do all things in excellence.


Computer Applications (1st Semester)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler, 615-403-0083, heather@b-innovative.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: I graduated from Art Institute of Houston with a degree in visual communications. I worked for Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Louisiana Travel Promotion Associate, and Bridgestone/Firestone Digital Publishing Dept. In 1990 I started my freelance career. I have been teaching graphic design, photography, and calligraphy at CCA and other local tutorials. This will be my first year to teach Computer Applications at CCA.


Graphic Design (2nd Semester)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler, heather@b-innovative.com, 615-403-0083 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: I graduated from Art Institute of Houston with a degree in visual communications. I worked for Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Louisiana Travel Promotion Associate, and Bridgestone/Firestone Digital Publishing Dept. In 1990 I started my freelance career. I have expanded my business into Photography and Event Planning. I have been homeschooling for 6 years and teaching Graphic Design for 5 years.


Creative Writing

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Junkin, 615-939-3748, heatherjunkin1@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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 

Teacher Bio: I am looking forward to teaching Entrepreneurship and Creative Writing and feel that I have much to offer the students. My Bachelor’s degree is in English, and I recently graduated from Cumberland University with my Master’s in Business Administration. In 2017, I opened Imagine That Art Studio.


Speech and Debate

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Sarah Gaddes, 615-428-0450, sarahgaddes@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 8, Max: 18

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. 

Teacher Bio: Hi! I am a State of Tennessee Certified Secondary English Teacher who has taught in both in public and the homeschool classroom setting. I have a Bachelors degree in English Journalism from TTU and a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Cumberland University. My husband I live in Lebanon with our three children, two of which we homeschool and one who attends MJCA. I look forward to meeting and working with your students this year!


Algebra 2 (grades 10-11)

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Dena White, 615-477-5413, dena.mom@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $0 
Optional Lab: Optional Math Lab – Wednesdays in Mt. Juliet ($160)
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4, Max: 20 students

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. 

Teacher Bio: Dena White Bio: I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education. We have homeschooled our own three children since Kindergarten, the youngest of which is graduating May 2019. During this journey, I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 20 years. This will be my third year teaching at CCA.


Geometry

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marie Trapp, 615.928.0579, teachmath615@gmail.com 
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.
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 2, Max: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have been teaching and tutoring for over 30 years in public and private and homeschool environments. The majority of my experience is in teaching at the high school and college level. This will be my second year at CCA and my third year as a homeschool tutorial teacher. I really like teaching and helping others learn. I focus on guiding the students to be the “best version of themselves” while emphasizing their growth mindset. Every student has been created by God for a special purpose. I try to guide each student toward using the gifts God has given her/him.


Archery

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Mike Hudson, 615-372-4179 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 15

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. 

Teacher Bio: Mike Hudson is a National Level Coach trained by an Olympic coach. He has been involved with archery for over 25 years. He has pioneered archery programs with the YMCA, taught sight-impaired people to shoot at the Tennessee School for the Blind, and worked with many groups of all ages in the Nashville area.


Evolution: The Grand Experiment

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock, widelockgang@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4

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. 

Teacher Bio: I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-7 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, New York, and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married for twenty-eight years, and we have four children. This is our family’s twentieth year homeschooling. Our oldest, Emily, is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is junior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is an eleventh grader and attends CCA. I love Jesus, my family, animals, working out, chocolate, coffee, the beach, the mountains, and living in this exceptional country! Looking forward to a wonderful school year at CCA! God is good all the time and all the time God is good!


Ninth Grade English

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Christy Reeder, 615-294-4169, christyreeder@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 20

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. 

Teacher Bio: Hello! I’m looking forward to teaching at CCA this year! A little background: I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis on Technical Writing from Oklahoma State University. After graduating college, I moved to Tennessee and married my husband, a Lebanon local. Before coming home full-time with our children, I worked in the publishing industry in the Nashville area, doing desktop publishing, editing, and website content management. We’ve homeschooled our kiddos for 10 years. This year we have an 11th grader, a 9th grader, and a 2nd grader. I’m passionate about writing and literature and host The Rabbit Trail Readers, a local book club for kids ages 10+, in which we read and discuss wholesome, adventurous, soul-encouraging books. Skillful writing is needed in all areas of life, no matter what you do, so as I guide your children this year, I hope to ignite within them the confidence and enjoyment of reading and learning from good literature and tackling writing as a useful and gratifying communication skill. This year is a jumping-off point for high school English, so we’ll be focusing on the basics to prepare them for the rest of high school and the possibility of moving on to college one day.


Photography (1st Semester)

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler, heather@b-innovative.com, 615-403-0083 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: Photo journalism and editing photography in Photoshop is what I really enjoy. When photography was just a hobby, I entered several images in Wilson County Fair and OctoberFest. I placed many times with a Best in Show and several 1st and 2nd places. After many requests from friends to take their family pictures, weddings, senior pictures, etc., I started Butler Innovative Photography in 2013. I have been teaching Photography for 3 years and homeschooling for 6 years.


Calligraphy (2nd Semester)

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Heather Butler, heather@b-innoative.com, 615-403-0083 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: I graduated from Art Institute of Houston with a degree in visual communications. While in college I studied typography and enjoy teaching Calligraphy. I have been homeschooling for 6 years and have been teaching Calligraphy for 3 years.


Spanish 1

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Glori Romano, 615-713-8369, gbaird77@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min:10, Max: 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). 

Teacher Bio: I’m a native Spanish speaker, born and raised in Puerto Rico. My classes are based on brain-researched ways of learning a language. I been homeschooling my 4 children for over 13 yrs now. This will be my third year at CCA.


Drama

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea, 615-557-6022, elizabethmarierhea@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $15 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 25

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. 

Teacher Bio: I am entering in my third year of teaching at CCA. I have been performing since I could walk and have been in multiple productions including Music Man, Christmas Carol, and Annie. I work full time at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, and I graduate in May 2019 with an Associates degree in Mass Communication. I want the students to have lots of fun, but I also push them to step out of their comfort zone a little to create characters that they love!


Drawing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham, 615-218-1570, lathamappraisal@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have had the privilege teaching at CCA for the past 3 years and have been teaching in the homeschool community for over 10. Additional information regarding my credentials may be found on my website at http://www.gingerlatham.com.


Finance (1st Semester)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Kathy Dickens, Kathrrinedickens75@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: This will be my second year teaching at CCA and my 11th year homeschooling. My son will be graduating (2020), and my daughter will be in the 4th grade. I love hiking and reading. I try to encourage students to think outside the box and will use hands-on activities during classes.


Health (2nd Semester)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher:  Joann Marlow, 214-802-9501, joann324@yahoo.com  
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour-class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4

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.
Homework Estimate: About an hour per week. 

Teacher Bio:  I’m excited to be given the opportunity to explore with you the details of God’s amazing creation & to expand our view of how Great our Creator is! Although this is my first year of formal teaching at CCA, I have taught as a homeschool mom for 9 years. I have 4 children ranging from 9th grade to 2nd grade. In my previous life I worked as a Registered Nurse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I worked as a cardiac-thoracic surgery step-down unit nurse caring for many heart and lung transplant patients for several years and then spent a few more years taking care of women post surgery and delivery. Through the years I’ve always had a heart for teaching. One of my favorite things to do as a nurse was patient education. Understanding the why and the how behind things not only helps us retain & apply the information but it also allows us to marvel at tapestry of God’s detailed plan and worship Him at a deeper level. In my spare time, I serve on the Board of CCA out of a desire to be of assistance to the wonderful families who attend and those who run this fabulous organization.


Leadership & Team Building

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis, bellereece@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 8, Max: 18

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. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Tiffany Bevis, and I have three children and one sweet foster baby. I am super fortunate to have been with CCA since the very beginning and am in the 8th year of homeschooling my kids. I have a degree in Education and a degree in School Counseling. I enjoy teaching, cooking and baking, travel, and books! Our family loves Disney, travel, raising golden doodles, and laid-back time together.


Physical Science

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Barbie Byrnes, barbiebyrnes@gmail.com, 615-812-1309 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $35 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have homeschooled for 5 years, since my oldest started kindergarten. I now have a 10, 5, and 3 year old. I have been a nurse for 16 years working primarily in the ER and critical care part time. During that time, I have been in leadership and teaching roles. I have always loved and excelled in science and math. I hope to share the knowledge I have with other kids like my own. We have been a part of the CCA family for 2 years now. We all love CCA and hope to continue with CCA until graduation for all 3 of my girls.


PreCalculus (Grades 11-12)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Teacher: Dena White, 615-477-5413, dena.mom@gmail.com 
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.
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4, Max: 20

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. 

Teacher Bio: Dena White Bio: I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education. We have homeschooled our own three children since Kindergarten, the youngest of which is graduating May 2019. During this journey, I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 20 years. This will be my third year teaching at CCA.


Spanish 2

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Patricia Augilar, 615-504-5565, pats82cr@yahoo.com
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 10, Max: 25

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.

Teacher Bio: My name is Patricia Aguilar. I’m from Costa Rica. I have been a teacher and counselor in my country, Italy, and India. This will be my second time in a homeschool program in the USA.  I’m married to Paras Kapoor, an Indian I met in India 18 years ago. We have two kids, Isabella (7) and Avinash (13).  My husband and I are trilingual and my kids are bilingual.  Learning languages and cultures is one of my passions because it opens the eyes to the world, helps enjoy the cultural differences, and shows us how to respect other people.  I want to teach Spanish here to give the opportunity to the kids to travel in their minds through Latin America and Spain while we learn together. They will start feeling curiosity for another amazing culture through language.


Yearbook

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Sarah Gaddes, 615-428-0450, sarahgaddes@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min:5, Max:20

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. 

Teacher Bio: Hi! I am a State of Tennessee Certified Secondary English Teacher who has taught in both in public and the homeschool classroom setting. I have a Bachelors degree English Journalism from TTU and a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Cumberland University. My husband I live in Lebanon with our three children, two of which we homeschool and one who attends MJCA. I look forward to meeting and working with your students this year!


American History

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole, Marlapooletn@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6

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. 

Teacher Bio: Having just completed my 20th year as a homeschool parent/teacher, I am excited about continuing this journey. Having a degree in education, I have taught several years in public and private schools and have spent 8 years teaching a variety of classes and grade levels in homeschool tutorials. This includes being a CCA staff member the last 4 years.


Art with Mixed Media

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham, 615-218-1570, lathamappraisal@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $35 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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 

Teacher Bio: I have had the privilege teaching at CCA for the past 3 years and have been teaching in the homeschool community over 10. Additional information regarding my credentials may be found on my website at http://www.gingerlatham.com.


Biology

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Joann Marlow, 214-802-9501, joann324@yahoo.com
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4

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. 

Teacher Bio:  I’m excited to be given the opportunity to explore with you the details of God’s amazing creation & to expand our view of how Great our Creator is! Although this is my first year of formal teaching at CCA, I have taught as a homeschool mom for 9 years. I have 4 children ranging from 9th grade to 2nd grade. In my previous life I worked as a Registered Nurse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I worked as a cardiac-thoracic surgery step-down unit nurse caring for many heart and lung transplant patients for several years and then spent a few more years taking care of women post surgery and delivery. Through the years I’ve always had a heart for teaching. One of my favorite things to do as a nurse was patient education. Understanding the why and the how behind things not only helps us retain & apply the information but it also allows us to marvel at tapestry of God’s detailed plan and worship Him at a deeper level. In my spare time, I serve on the Board of CCA out of a desire to be of assistance to the wonderful families who attend and those who run this fabulous organization.


Life Skills/Home Maintenance

1:00-2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jeff Leurs, 615-554-1331, jeffleurs@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 10

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. 

Teacher Bio: Hello, Jeff Leurs here. This is our second year at CCA, and my two daughters love it here and have made many friends. My wife Tara and I have been home schooling now for 4-5 yrs. My background is in Apartment Maintenance Management, which I did for around 13 yrs. I wanted to teach this class to pass on some repair knowledge to the next generation. I grew up helping my dad who had a home repair company and still remember lessons he taught me back then.


Jr./Sr. Research Writing & World Literature

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Weslea Bell, weslea@wesleawrites.com, 615-305-9787 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 18

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have had the privilege of teaching at CCA since its inception, and I love working with homeschooled high school students. I also teach university English and writing courses at the following institutions: Cumberland University, Grand Canyon University, Strayer University, and Ohio Christian University. My teaching career began in Mississippi in 1995, and I taught English and gifted education in the public school systems in Mississippi and Tennessee for twelve years.


Study Skills (1st Semester)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse, 615-516-5462, acetheacttest@gmail.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: Beth Rouse has been teaching homeschoolers since 2010. This is her third year at CCA. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and went to law school. She is passionate about teaching and works hard to keep students engaged and interested in the topics at hand. She also teaches Critical Thinking and ACT Prep and has a wealth of interests including theatre and the arts.


Critical Thinking (2nd Semester)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse, 615-516-5462, acetheacttest@gmail.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: Beth Rouse has been teaching homeschoolers since 2010. This is her third year at CCA. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and went to law school. She also teaches Study Skills and ACT Prep and is extremely passionate about encouraging students and helping them to be their best. She strives to keep students engaged and interested. She has a wealth of interests including comedy, theatre, and the arts.


World History

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon, wlb2rdra@bellsouth.net, 615-766-5228 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 15

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have been involved in the homeschool community for 15 years and a teacher and board member at CCA since its beginning. Prior to homeschooling my own children I taught in public schools in Alabama and Tennessee.


ACT Prep (1st Semester)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Beth Rouse, 615-516-5462, acetheacttest@gmail.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

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. 

Teacher Bio: Beth Rouse has been teaching homeschoolers since 2010. This is her third year at CCA. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and went to law school. She also teaches Study Skills and Critical Thinking and is extremely passionate about encouraging students and helping them to reach their target ACT score. She strives to keep students engaged and interested. She has a wealth of interests including comedy, theatre, and the arts.


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

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Dena White, 615-477-5413, dena.mom@gmail.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 30 students

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. 

Teacher Bio: Dena White Bio: I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education. We have homeschooled our own three children since Kindergarten, the youngest of which is graduating May 2019. During this journey, I have been teaching and tutoring mathematics for over 20 years. This will be my third year teaching at CCA.


Chemistry

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth, 901-647-5377, jessicalynnhatcherauth@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1.5-hour class) – $300 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 15

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. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Jessica Auth. I am your Super Science and Chemistry teacher at CCA. I received a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and this will be my 3rd year teaching science classes for the school. I enjoy introducing a topic and then showing the students how to make it come to life in an experiment or project. My children and I love our Tuesdays at CCA!


Drawing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham, 615-218-1570, lathamappraisal@gmail. com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have had the privilege teaching at CCA for the past 3 years and have been teaching in the homeschool community for over 10. Additional information regarding my credentials may be found on my website at http://www.gingerlatham.com.


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

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole, marlapooletn@aol.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6

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. 

Teacher Bio: Having just completed my 20th year as a homeschool parent/teacher, I am excited about continuing this journey. Having a degree in education, I have taught several years in public and private schools and have spent 8 years teaching a variety of classes and grade levels in homeschool tutorials. This includes being a CCA staff member the last 4 years.


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

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole, Marlapooletn@aol.com 
Tuition: 15 weeks (1-hour class) – $110 (1 semester) 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6

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. 

Teacher Bio: Having just completed my 20th year as a homeschool parent/teacher, I am excited about continuing this journey. Having a degree in education, I have taught several years in public and private schools and have spent 8 years teaching a variety of classes and grade levels in homeschool tutorials. This includes being a CCA staff member the last 4 years.


Psychology

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher:  Christine Rountree, 615-878-2630,  christineonthejourney@gmail.com
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4

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. 

Teacher Bio:  My name is Christine Rountree. My husband Clyde and I have 5 children. I have a degree in Social Science Education from Southeast Missouri State University and I also studied History, and Economics and British Culture at Imperial College, London, England.


Sewing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Robyn Collins, 615-319-9372, RLCOLL449@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 8

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. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Robyn Collins. I currently homeschool my last three children of eleven. I’ve been homeschooling for 26 years now. Over the years I’ve conducted small groups or co-op classes in my home such as science classes with labs grades 7-12, high school American history, IEW, elementary science and history unit studies, and more. I’ve taught in a cooperative setting for 4 years. I have taught at CCA for two years. Outside of homeschooling I love gardening, soapmaking, and sewing.


Tenth-Eleventh Grade Reading Selections & Composition

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Weslea Bell, weslea@wesleawrites.com, 615-305-9787 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5 Max: 18

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have taught at CCA since its inception and love spending time with homeschooled high school students. I also teach university literature and composition courses at Cumberland University, Grand Canyon University, Strayer University, and Ohio Christian University. I taught English and gifted education in the public school system for twelve years before moving to the university environment.


World Geography

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon, wlb2rdra@bellsouth.net, 615-766-5228 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 15

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. 

Teacher Bio: I have been involved in the homeschool community for 15 years. I have been a teacher and board member at CCA since its beginning. Prior to homeschooling my own children I taught in public schools in Alabama and Tennessee.