Course Descriptions 2020/2021

ENGLISH

MIDDLE SCHOOL LITERATURE                  Teacher: Mr. Michael Napier

 

Continuation of concepts and skills-based pattern that Mrs Hughes was pursuing: genres, significance of symbolism, themes and historical context of works covered.

 

Grades: 6-8       Monthly Tuition: $50
T/TH                 Supply Fee: TBD

Texts: TBD

HIGH SCHOOL LITERATURE                        Teacher: Mr. Michael Napier

 

Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Introduction to genres and forms from the period covered in the High School World History course.

 

Grades: 9-12      Monthly Tuition: $50
T/TH                  Supply Fee: TBD

Texts: TBD

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

SPANISH I, II, III and IV:                                    Teacher:  Caryn del Castillo                 caryndelcastillo@msn.com 

This is a cumulative series of high school level Spanish language classes, each level meant to be a pre-requisite of the former.  This course will focus on second-language acquisition in a welcoming group setting; we will challenge ourselves to improve in all four language skills:  reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Each level will be theme-focused with a variety of resources and cultural aspects used to develop knowledge and usage of vocabulary, grammatical structure, and syntax.  Creative thinking and expression encouraged.  

Grades: 9-12      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/Th                   Supply Fee: $15/semester

​Texts:

Spanish 1 & 2 Text: Paso a Paso.   Level 1.  ISBN 978-0673216816.  Workbook only required.  

Spanish 3  & 4 Text: Paso a Paso.  Level 2.  ISBN 978-0673216823.  Workbook only required. 

HISTORY

HIGH SCHOOL WORLD HISTORY II             Teacher:  Mr. Michael Napier

                                     

Middle Ages to Early Modern (Fall of Rome through Mid-1700’s)

Grades: 9-11      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/Th                   Supply Fee: TBD

Text: TBD

 

HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY   IV                          Teacher:  Mr. Michael Napier

      

U.S. History and Government         

 

Grades: 11-12      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/Th                     Supply Fee: TBD

Text: TBD

MS WORLD HISTORY                                       Teacher: Amy Orth                                   aorth16@gmail.com 

 

When did the Roman Empire come to an end? What purpose did castles serve in the Middle Ages? From the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, these questions and many more will be explored in this course. Map work and hands-on activities/projects will be incorporated.

 

Grades: 6-8         Monthly Tuition: $50
T/TH                   Supply fee: $15/semester

Required Text: The World''s Story 2 - The Middle Ages (student textbook only) ISBN 13 978-1-68344-094-9

 

MATH

PRE-ALGEBRA                                            Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                             tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com

Pre-Requisite: Placement test. (Student should have basic understanding of fractions, decimals and percents and be able to multiply and divide through 100 without a calculator)

Pre-algebra is recommended for use by 7th graders who plan to take Algebra 1 in 8th grade or by 8th graders who plan to take Algebra 1 in 9th grade. This course will cover the following: fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, signed numbers, order of operations, percent, proportions, ratios, unit conversion, scientific notation, angles, evaluation of algebraic expressions, simplification of algebraic expressions, polynomials, and the solution of linear equations in one unknown, and more.

 

Grade: 7-8      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/Th               Supply Fee: $15/semester

Required Text: Saxon Algebra 1/2 - 3rd Edition ISBN 1-56577-149-4

Recommended: Solution Manual - 3rd Edition ISBN 1-56577-131-1

Scientific calculator, A 1" 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper and graph paper 

 

ALGEBRA 1                                              Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                           tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra 

This class will review concepts learned in pre-algebra, and go on to cover algebra concepts such as order of operations, evaluation of algebraic expressions, solving algebraic equations, factoring, exponents, rational expressions, polynomials, graphing linear equations, percent, square roots, systems of equations and the Pythagorean theorem.

Grade: 8-10       Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH                 Supply Fee: $15/semester

Text: Saxon Algebra 1 - 3rd Edition ISBN 1-56577-134-6

Recommended: Solution Manual - 3rd Edition ISBN 1-56577-137-0

Supplies needed: Scientific calculator, A 1" 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper and graph paper 

 

CONSUMER MATHEMATICS                     Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                             tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com

Prerequisite: Algebra I

 

Many students struggle to see the relevance of higher mathematics to their life. This course will be all about practical things. First, we start with a Biblical understanding of what God teaches in His word about money and possessions.  Students will participate in a classroom economy for the year, learn to keep a budget, learn about loans, interest rates, taxes, investments. There will be short introductions to statistics and economics included. Internet research with the ability to print out paperwork will be necessary for some of the homework and the student will have to do some field work, such as visiting grocery stores, to complete some of the assignments. Parental discussions with the student are highly recommended. Some of the material will be drawn from the Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance Course. Guest speakers are planned as well.

Grade: 10-12 (if finished with algebra 1)  Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH         Supply Fee: $35/semester

Text: All learning material and workbooks will be provided by the teacher. 

Supplies needed: Scientific calculator

 

ALGEBRA 2                                         Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                             tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Further study in algebra including: the study and evaluation of linear and quadratic functions, radicals and exponents, systems of equations, imaginary numbers, trigonometric functions, solving triangles, logarithms and applications. This course helps prepare students for success on SAT’s and ACT’s.  

Grade: 11      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH             Supply Fee: $15/semester

Text: Saxon Algebra II, 3rd Edition  

Recommended: Solution Manual - 3rd Edition     

Supplies needed: Scientific calculator, A 1" 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper and graph paper 

GEOMETRY                                        Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                             tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

A high school level survey of geometry covering deductive reasoning, planes, lines, angles, triangles and quadrilaterals, parallel and perpendicular lines, transformations, similarity and congruence, geometric solids, area and volume, and beginning trigonometry.  Using postulates and theorems to solve proofs helps students to think in an orderly and systematic manner. This course helps prepare students for success on SAT’s and ACT’s.      

Grade: 10       Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH              Supply Fee: $15/semester 

Text: Geometry, McDougal Littell (2007), author: Ron Larson (ISBN-10: 0618595406) 

Supplies needed: Scientific calculator, A 1" 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper and graph paper 

SCIENCE

MS LIFE SCIENCE                               Teacher: Mrs. Amy Orth                              aorth16@gmail.com 

From the tiniest of organisms to the largest ecosystems, this course will explore these topics and everything in between. Experiments, projects, and other hands-on activities will be integrated.  

Grade: 6-8      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH              Supply fee: $20/semester

Text: Life Science (student textbook only) by Purposeful Design Publications ISBN 978-1-58331-5408

BIOLOGY                                               Teacher: Mrs. Amy Orth                              aorth16@gmail.com 

Strap on your seatbelt! This class will take you on a faster ride than MS Life Science. Get ready to study in depth cells, microorganisms, plants and animals through many experiments and projects.

Grade: 9-10      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH                Supply fee: $20/semester

Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology (textbook only, no lab manual needed) 2nd Edition ISBN 978-1-932012-54-5

CHEMISTRY                                          Teacher: Mrs. Tonya Lamb                                      tslamb.chateacher@gmail.com          

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

 

A college-prep lab science course that covers the fundametal aspects of chemistry includingclassification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical and chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, chemical equilibrium and much more. There are 46 experiments included, some that are qualitative and some that are quantitative. 

 

Grade: 11-12      Monthly Tuition: $50

T/TH                  Supply Fee: $20/semester

 

Text: Discovering Design with Chemistry By Dr. Jay Wile Published by Berean Builders ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1

Supplies needed: Scientific calculator, A 1" 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper and graph paper 

ELECTIVES

BIBLE                                                              Teacher:  Mr. Michael Napier

Biblical Survey/Theology Themes for High School and Middle Elective (once per week) - To help students become familiar with the content, genres, order and themes in the Bible (heavy on Christological imagery traced through the Bible) and how the Old and New Testaments are connected. Two levels of evaluation for High School and Middle School, same lecture.

Grades: 7-12       Monthly Tuition: $35

Tues only            Supply Fee: TBD

Text: TBD

                                                             

HIGH SCHOOL CRITICAL THINKING AND ETHICAL  PERSUASION               Teacher:  Mr. Michael Napier

 

Topics, Fallacies and Evaluating Information and Media.                                                                                              

Grades: 9-12      Monthly Tuition: $35

Tues only           Supply Fee: TBD

Text: TBD

MIDDLE SCHOOOL LOGIC AND RHETORIC                                                         Teacher:  Mr. Michael Napier

 

Focus on logic as an engine that propels an argument in the direction your heart and values aim it. Basics of logic and formation of arguments.

Grades: 6-8      Monthly Tuition: $35

Thurs only       Supply Fee: TBD

Text: TBD