High School Courses

Courses are listed alphabetically.  

Biology I   9th-10th   (Mrs. Schneider)

biology“Exploring Creation With Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems.” — Christianbook.com

Biology is a lab-intensive course. Students will need to stay current with their work to get the most out of this course. Students will be expected to spend about four hours a week (one hour a day) on reading, studying, and class work. This course will included labs to help the students understand the concepts more completely. A lab notebook will be kept and lab reports will be written on some of the labs. This will be good practice for college level science classes. Students will be graded on most assignments and are expected to turn in completed assignments at the next class meeting. Late assignments will be accepted at the instructor’s discretion.

Required Textbook:
Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Ed. textbook;
Exploring Creation with Biology Student Notebook for 2nd Ed.

Student Materials: 1″ 3-ring binder, dividers, notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils and sharpener, ruler, folder, highlighter

One-Time Supply Fee:  $50     Annual Tuition:  $430 (10 pymts of $43)
Discounts:  5% off if paid in full at the beginning of the year
Class Minimum:  4


 

Financial Math:  Foundations in Personal Finance   8th-12th   (Mrs. Kusch)

948192Ensure your high school students graduate with the financial smarts they need to transition into savvy consumers!  The Foundations in Personal Finance teaches students about saving, investing, credit, debt, money management, and more from a biblical perspective.

Students will be expected to participate in class discussion and workbook completion, as well as other project-based and group activities. Students will also be expected to complete assigned homework on time.

Required TextbookFoundations in Personal Finance: Home School Student Text (New Edition), by Dave Ramsey  ISBN 978-1-936-94819-2

Student Materials:  3-ring binder or plastic folder with brads and pockets, college-ruled notebook paper, pencils, calculator

One-Time Supply Fee:   $5    Annual Tuition:  $350
Discounts:  5% off if paid in full at the beginning of the year
Class Minimum:  5


 

High School Writing & Grammar   9th-12th   (Mrs. Collier)

hswritingThe Fix It! Grammar program by the Institute for Excellence in Writing uses stories to teach usage, grammar, and punctuation concepts in an enjoyable and engaging way. Students will complete short daily assignments to hone their grammar skills.

The IEW Student Writing Intensive lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of the year, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable topics. No previous experience is necessary

Required Textbook:
Fix It! Grammar: Robin Hood Student Book 2 (ISBN 9781623411435);
Student Writing Intensive Level C Notebook & Packet (Binder ISBN 9781623410834)

Student Materials:  notebook paper and pens
One-Time Supply Fee:   none     Annual Tuition:  $350 (10 pymts of $35)
Class Minimum:  4


Introduction to Digital Photography   10th-12th   (Mrs. McDowell)

photographybook

Digital Photography Complete Course textbook description:  “Build your photography and post-production skills so you can enjoy getting the most out of your camera.

Technical concepts are explained in simple language and clear graphics illustrate key principles. Put your new knowledge into practice with step-by-step creative assignments and projects. Find out how to troubleshoot problems and learn how to improve your photos with image-enhancement software.”

Required Textbook: Digital Photography Complete Course: Learn Everything You Need to Know in 20 Weeks, by David Taylor

Student Materials:  DSLR camera, Kit lens, Memory card and card reader (laptop or tablet), Image adjustment software (Adobe Lightroom preferred), 3-ring binder, Notebook or notebook paper, Pen/pencil

One-Time Supply Fee:  none     Annual Tuition:  $350 (10 pymts of $35)
Class Minimum:  4


Physics   10th-12th   (Mrs. Schneider)

236702“This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics. Heavily emphasizing vector analysis, this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. ” — Christianbook.com

Physics is a fun but challenging course. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter so students will need to stay current with their work to get the most out of this course. Students will be expected to spend at least four hours a week (one hour a day) on reading, studying, and class work. This course will included labs to help the students understand the concepts more completely. A lab notebook will be kept and lab reports will be written on some of the labs. This will be good practice for college level science classes. Students will be graded on most assignments and are expected to turn in completed assignments at the next class meeting. Late assignments will be accepted at the instructor’s discretion.

Required Textbook:  Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd edition, by Dr Jay Wile (Textbook only)

Student Materials: 1″ 3-ring binder, dividers, notebook paper, pencils, TI- 30 scientific calculator or equivalent, ruler, folder, 2 composition books, graph paper, highlighter
One-Time Supply Fee:  $50     Annual Tuition:  $430 (10 pymts of $43)

Discounts:  5% off if paid in full at the beginning of the year
Class Minimum:  4


 

World History & Literature    9th-12th   (Mrs. Collier)

notgrass(2.5+ HS Credits:  More details below) 

World History and Literature integrates Bible, history, and literature into a journey from Ancient Rome to modern times. Students will read through the New Testament, study thought-provoking Christian literature, consider historical texts, complete map work, and memorize Scripture. They will also engage in readings and analysis of classic literature written in or about the historical period being studied.

This class fulfills the requirements for the following:
– 1 Bible credit (New Testament/Church History)
– 1 History credit (World History)
– 0.5 English credit (Literature; Composition should be taken separately to complete credit)
– 0.25 Geography credit (Students who complete My Father’s World U.S. History 1877 to the Present will expand this to .5 or 1 credit)

Required Textbook:
Per family:
Exploring World History 3-Book Set by Ray Notgrass:  Exploring World History Volume 1 (ISBN 9781609990619),  Exploring World History Volume 2 (ISBN 9781609990626),  and In Their Words (ISBN 9781609990633)
History of the World (My Father’s World Edition) ISBN: 9780756670795
Historical Atlas of the World (Rand McNally) ISBN: 9780528014475
Per Student:
– The Holy Bible
Student Review Pack for Exploring World History (ISBN 9781609990718)
Quiz & Exam Book (ISBN 9781609990725)

Student Materials:
– Pencils or pens
– One package of 12 colored pencils

One-Time Supply Fee:    none    Annual Tuition:  $350
Class Minimum:  4


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