High School (9-12th Grade)
High School Tuition is $550.00 per course. (32 wks. @ 1 hour 20 minutes/wk.)
(One semester courses are $300, except SAT tuition which is $450/semester)
Online Class Tuition $500 per course (32 wks. @ 1 hour 20 minutes/wk.)
Some classes may have additional supply, material, or lab fees.
Once tuition and fees have been paid they are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
High School Grade English
Honors English 9
Curriculum fee- $50.00
Course Description: This course is designed for ninth grade students who desire a solid foundation in grammar, writing, and literature comprehension. Students will learn the basics of grammar, build vocabulary, and establish the groundwork for future literary criticism. The course will focus on developing each student into a strong writer by using the six traits of writing: content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students will practice all types of writing including descriptive, expository, persuasive, and narrative. An MLA checklist and rubric will be used to grade all compositions objectively. Students will practice all types of writing. Grammar instruction will include parts of speech, parts of the sentence, and basic usage and conventions. All worksheets for grammar, vocabulary, composition, and literature are provided on StudyPlace. We will also examine and evaluate literature from a Christian perspective. Students should expect to work a minimum of two hours a day outside of class. A diagnostic writing and grammar test will be required for admission to the class. Parental Involvement: Please be prepared for weekly writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar assignments. In addition, parents should be prepared to be involved in grading; parents will be responsible for grading objective vocabulary quizzes, literature questions for completion only, and grammar homework. Parents will enter the grades for these assignments. The specific editions of The Hiding Place and The Odyssey must be purchased without exception since portions will be read in class and the homework questions are coordinated with these editions. Students and parents enrolling in this course must have access to a word processing program and possess basic computer skills. Families must also have a reliable printer.
Required Curriculum: Instructor provides the additional curriculum for this class for a $50.00 curriculum fee. The Odyssey by Homer; translated by W.H.D. Rouse; ISBN-0-451-62805-5, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom by John and Elizabeth Sherill; ISBN-13:978-0553256697, English from the Roots Up, Volume 1. Set of Latin and Greek root word cards ISBN-1885942133. Literature books for class may be bought new or used and/or checked out from your local library. There will be plenty of notice as to when you need to get your copy. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED English II or Diagnostic Test.
Honors English 10
Curriculum fee- $50.00
Course Description: This course is designed for tenth grade students. The course is comprised of vocabulary and grammar studies in addition to extensive instruction in writing and literature. Grammar instruction will include the parts of speech, sentence parts, phrases, clauses, punctuation, and sentence diagramming. Students will complete short weekly writing assignments, master the five-paragraph essay, and experiment with other kinds of writing, as well. Students will format their papers according to the guidelines set forth in the newest edition of the MLA Handbook. The class will also examine and evaluate five classic titles from various periods in literary history. Authors typically covered are Harper Lee, Hemingway, Moliere, Austen, and Shakespeare. Students will also select one title to read independently. Course syllabus also includes an oral presentation and a creative project. Students should expect to work a minimum of one hour per day outside of class. Parental Involvement: Please be prepared to oversee students’ weekly writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar assignments. In addition, parents will be responsible for reading over writing assignments, scoring grammar assignments, and verifying the completion of vocabulary and reading homework. Students enrolling in this course must have access to a word processing program and possess basic computer skills. Families must also have a reliable email account and printer, as this is how the teacher will relay notes and assignments. Required Curriculum: Instructor provides the additional curriculum for this class for a $50.00 curriculum fee. Literature books for class may be bought new or used and/or checked out from your local library. There will be plenty of notice as to when you need to get your copy. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED GCL I or Diagnostic Test.
Required Books: Epic, John Eldredge; To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway; Pride & Prejudice,Jane Austen
Any unabridged version of the previous four titles will work. The last two titles need to be the exact versions linked. The Imaginary Invalid, Moliere ISBN: 978-0486437897 https://www.amazon.com/Imaginary-Invalid-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486437892/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530116315&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Imaginary+Invalid, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare ISBN: 978-1586638459 https://www.amazon.com/Romeo-Juliet-No-Fear-Shakespeare/dp/1586638459
Honors English 11
Curriculum fee- $50.00
Course Description: This course is designed for the eleventh grade student. The student will read and discuss from each of the four genres of literature: poetry, prose, drama, and nonfiction with regular writing assignments. Grammar instruction will focus on the concepts required for the SAT. Each novel/play in the course will culminate in essay composition. The student will be led toward advanced levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of literature. The course also includes guided instruction on a formal research paper in MLA format as well as a college admissions-style essay. This course requires about 100 pages of reading per week as well as four hours per week of additional writing and grammar. Students should expect to work a minimum of one hour per day outside of class. A diagnostic writing and grammar test will be required for admission to the class. Past HEED students have found this class to be most beneficial in preparing them for the SAT and college English. Parental Involvement: Parents are encouraged to read along with the student and engage in literary discussions at home, but it is not required. Parents are expected to monitor student progress and time management at home. Success in this course is dependent upon the student maintaining consistent daily reading and study schedule. Students enrolling in this course must have possess a word processing program and possess basic computer skills, have access to the Internet, and Microsoft Word/Power Point.
Required Curriculum: Instructor provides the additional curriculum for this class for a $50.00 curriculum fee. Literature books for class may be bought new or used. *Literature is subject to change at instructor’s discretion* The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar by Erica L. Meltzer 4th Edition ISBN: 978-0997517866, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Other works TBD. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED GCL II or Diagnostic Test. A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED GCL II. College English Classes are available at HEED for a student’s 4th year of high school English. See College Courses.
A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED GCL II. College English Classes are available at HEED for a student’s 4th year of high school English. See College Courses.
Honors English 12
This course is our Palm Beach Atlantic University College English dual enrolled class .
See College Classes page for more information
(7-10) Mrs. Deb Grant
Supply Fee- $20.00
Course Description: This workshop will work through the Analytical Grammar Curriculum in one year. Class time will include instruction, practice, and grammar games. Students in Language Arts 2 or 3 will get extra instruction and practice in grammar. High School students who want extra grammar instruction or who have a weakness in grammar will benefit from this course.
High School Math
Parental Involvement: Students are required to complete assigned daily work entailing a minimum of an hour a day. Proper completion of homework and tests involves neatly showing all work - not just answers and not leaving blanks. Parents must check homework and tests for proper completion and accuracy (preferably daily but at least weekly). This involves simply circling any question that has an incorrect or unreadable answer. Parents do not need to understand the work; they just need to be involved in the process so they will know immediately if their student is having difficulty. Students must then correct the mistakes to prevent repetition of the same error on future assignments. Students must remain current with the class assignments and maintain a minimum 75% average or risk being dropped from the class unless there are extenuating circumstances. Students must never be in possession of the answer keys for tests! All work must be the student’s own work, not copied from any answer key or solutions manual or other student. Copying from any source for homework or tests is cheating and grounds for dismissal from HEED. Diagnostic tests for math placement are required prior to registration. Check registration Page.
Honors Algebra I
(8-9 Grade) Mrs. Kathy Tout
Course Description: This Algebra 1 course is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment of algebraic concepts. Topics include evaluating expressions, solving algebraic equations, solving systems of linear equations using substitution and elimination, factoring and solving quadratic equations, absolute value inequalities, domain and range, surface area, complex fractions and uniform motion.
Required Curriculum: Saxon Algebra 1; 3rd Edition; ISBN-1565771346 or 1565771230, Homeschool Algebra 1; Packet & Test Forms; ISBN-1565771389, Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual; ISBN-1565771370. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Pre Algebra or Diagnostic Test. A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED 8th Grade Math
(9-12 Grade) Mrs. Kathy Tout
Curriculum fee- $25.00 (Textbook provided)
Course Description: This geometry course focuses on developing logical thinking skills and reasoning abilities. It focuses on developing logical thinking skills and reasoning abilities. In addition to completing an array of formal proofs and constructions, other topics will include: lines, angles, congruency, transformations, inequalities, perimeter, area, volume, similarity, right triangles, circles, geometric solids and coordinate geometry. Required Curriculum: Your student will be issued a book on the first day of class to use for the year. There will be a $25.00 book rental fee for this class. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Algebra 1 or Diagnostic Test. A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED Algebra 1.
Honors Algebra II
(9-12 grade) Mrs. Kathy Tout
Course Description: This Algebra 2 course is based on the teaching principles of incremental development, continual practice and review, and cumulative assessment of advanced algebraic and geometric concepts. Topics include advanced quadratic equations, completing the square, rational equations, complex numbers, radical expressions, trigonometric ratios and inverses, polar coordinates, direct and indirect variation, special triangles, vectors, inequalities, conic sections, and logarithms.
Required Curriculum: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition; ISBN-1565771400, Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition; Homeschool Packet and Test Forms; ISBN-1600320147, Saxon Algebra 2 Solutions Manual; ISBN-1565771435, (Note: the 2nd edition of the Saxon Algebra 2 book is acceptable, however, you must purchase the 3rd edition tests). Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Algebra 1 or Diagnostic Test; Students make take Algebra 2 or Geometry after completing algebra 1. A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED High School Math.
Advanced Math (Pre Calc/Trig)
(9-12 grade) Mrs. Kathy Tout
Course Description: This precalculus course will focus on topics essential for a firm calculus foundation. Various functions and their corresponding graphs will be analyzed in depth including polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and circular functions. Additional topics will include trigonometric identities, equations and applications, matrices, analytic geometry, series and sequences and an introduction to differential calculus.
Required Curriculum: Your student will be issued a book on the first day of class to use for the year. There will be a $25.00 book rental fee for this class. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Algebra 2 or Diagnostic Test; A diagnostic test is required for all students not currently enrolled in HEED High School Math.
*ADVANCE MATH/PRE CALCULUS is taught every few years when there is the demand for the class.
High School Science
At HEED to meet the standards of colleges who require 3 high school sciences (2 with labs) we offer the foundational sciences of Physical Science and Biology every year. For a third science we offer ]Chemistry, Anatomy or Marine Biology to meet the demands of as many of our students as possible. Many students choose to take all 4 years giving them a solid foundation and high school record. All high school sciences have a $50.00 lab fee. HS Science Parental Involvement: Students will be responsible, and parents are encouraged, to watch 3 classes on a private youtube site taught by Catie Frates on the Biblical Scientific Creation Model before classes begin. These videos are necessary to lay a Biblical science foundation for our students without losing valuable class time. Parents will be required to make sure the modules (chapters) are read weekly and all assigned work is completed. Work will be checked in class each week. Weekly assignments include On Your Own Questions, Study Guides or Tests, Lab Reports, and periodically there will be assigned articles to read. Every other week parents are responsible for proctoring tests at home and ensuring the student returns to class with his/her signed, but ungraded test. Repeated failures to do so will result in a student not being admitted to class. Students should plan on spending approximately 45 minutes per day on outside work.
Honors Physical Science
(8 -11 Grade) Mrs. Catie Frates
Lab fee- $50.00
Course Description: The course discusses such topics such as the unifying concepts and processes of science, the structure and properties of matter, metric conversions, the chemical composition of air, the atmosphere, the chemical composition of water, the hydrosphere, the structure of the earth, the Catastrophic Plate Tectonics model, weather, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton's Laws, entropy and conservation of energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, atomic structure and forces, chemical reactions, radioactive forces, the nature of sound and light waves, stellar evolution, and an introduction to astrophysics. It builds the relationship between science, technology, society and real life. This is a high school science with lab class so there are many experiments, which will need to be properly written up as instructed in the syllabus for complete credit. If the student completes the assigned work to the instructor's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as an Honors Physical Science with Lab credit.
Required Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition; Textbook and the accompanying Solutions and Tests Book. (Please note which edition)
(9-11 Grade) Mrs. Catie Frates
Physical Science is a pre-requisite for this class.
Lab fee- $50.00
Course Description: This 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 and word roots, 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, the creation model of origins, the evolutionary model of origins, dissections, and ecosystems. It also provides a brief survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well prepared for a tough university biology course. If the student completes the assigned work to the instructor's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as an Honors Biology with Lab credit. Physical Science is a pre requisite to High School Biology.
Required Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition Textbook and the accompanying Solutions and Tests Book. (Please note which edition). Prerequisites: High School Physical Science.
(10-12 Grade) Mrs. Catie Frates
Students must be enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher math to be placed in Chemistry.
Lab fee- $50.00
Course Description: (Prerequisites: Algebra 1) In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers the nature of science, the classification, structure, and changes in matter, atomic theory, significant figures, units, the periodic table, chemical bonding, formulas, reactions, balanced equations, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Students who take and understand this course will be very well prepared for a tough university chemistry course. If the student completes the assigned work to the instructor's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as an Honors Chemistry with Lab credit.
Required Curriculum: Discovering Design with Chemistry Textbook (hardcover) and solutions manual ISBN: 0996278478, ISBN-13: 9780996278478 https://www.christianbook.com/answer-tests-discovering-design-with-chemistry/jay-wile/9780996278478/pd/278478?event=CPOF
(10-12 Grade) Mrs. Abbott
Lab fee- $50.00
Biology is a pre-requisite for this class.
Not offered in 2019-2020
Course Description: This high school course presents a comprehensive overview of both the anatomy and the physiology of all eleven organ systems of the human body. By learning and exploring the intricacies of the human body, students will develop a deeper understanding of how God fearfully and wonderfully created humans in His image. Because anatomy and physiology is best learned through hands-on activities, this course will be largely comprised of demonstrations, labs, and dissections. Lectures, group discussions, and group games will also be included during scheduled enrichment time. After completion of this course, students will be more than ready to take college level anatomy and physiology courses. If the student completes the assigned work to the instructor’s satisfaction, this course should be recorded as one Honors Anatomy and Physiology with Lab credit.
Parental Involvement: Parents remain the primary teachers by monitoring the completion of reading assignments, homework, and assessments as specified by the curriculum schedule established by the instructor.
Required Materials: Textbook-- Apologia: The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-1935495727. Prerequisites: Biology, Algebra 1
Honors Marine Science
(10-12 Grade) Mrs. Abbott
Biology is a pre-requisite for this class.
Lab fee- $50.00
Course Description: This course investigates marine environments, life forms from microscopic organisms through whales and other mammals, the various marine zones and communities, and effects humans have on the oceans and seas. This course is ideal preparation for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in the marine sciences field or simply for any student interested in learning more about the marine ecosystem they get to experience by living in South Florida. Topics covered include ocean composition, marine invertebrates, marine vertebrates, marine ecology, the intertidal zone, estuary communities, coral reefs, continental shelf communities, the epipelagic zone, the deep ocean, ocean resources, and the effects humans have on the ocean. The labs will involve microscope work, dissections and at least one class field trip.
Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Marine Biology 2nd Edition Textbook (Model 978-1-940110-95-0), Exploring Creation with Marine Biology 2nd Edition Student Notebook (Model 978-1-940110-98-1), Access to internet at home to download study guides, Binder for storing weekly study guides and lab reports
10-12 Grade) Mrs. Abbott
Students must be enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher math to be placed in Chemistry.
Lab fee- $50.00
The science of physics is an attempt to explain everything that is observed in nature. This course will be an overview of the advances made over the last three thousand years in that monumental task and will provide a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics while heavily emphasizing vector analysis. This course is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course and will provide 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.
Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition (Model 978-1-932012-42-2), Access to internet at home to download study guides, Binder for storing weekly study guides and lab reports, Notebook for taking notes in class
*PHYSICS is not taught every year at HEED.
High School Social Science
Civics & Finance*
Supply Fee: $50.00
This semester the emphasis will be on teaching our students American Government in order for them to understand our country’s principles as they study World History and American History. Students will learn about the founding of our government, it’s structures, the duties and rights of citizenship, how our political and economic systems are supposed to work in the United States, and the history of various patriotic holidays, such as Independence Day and Constitution Day. This course will have hands on activities while preparing students with important concepts that will benefit them in their future studies. “The last and best hope for the long-term preservation of American freedom and the remarkable legacy of the constitutional republic created by our founding fathers is in the education of young Americans to think and learn for themselves the truth about government as it ought to be.”
Finance Park (Spring)
The Junior Achievement program, Finance Park, teaches students how financial decisions will impact their lives. These include expenses related to family health care, real estate and home improvements, automobiles, insurance, entertainment, education, and purchasing items such as clothing, furniture and groceries. Prior to visiting JA Finance Park, students engage in a comprehensive classroom curriculum that teaches them about finances, careers, income, expenses, savings and credit. This program helps students recognize that their education decisions affect their career options and have an impact on their potential income and quality of life. At the end of the classroom instruction, students visit JA Finance Park and put what they have learned into action by managing a real world inspired personal budget based on local careers in a simulated city. Students are guided by trained volunteers. Students will benefit from learning together and putting these principles into practice. Curriculum: Materials will be provided.
* South Florida Junior Achievement Finance Park
(Grades 8-12) Mr. Allen Walker
Mr Steve Frates 2019-2020
Course Description: BJU World History follows the whole history from a Christian perspective, using the Bible as the lens through which we explore God's providence in the affairs of men. This text includes numerous sidebars with intriguing bits of information, as well as full-color photographs of both modern areas and ancient artifacts. This two-book set features full-color pages that will walk students through world history. The primary text is clearly explained, and sidebar notes, bolded vocabulary words, photographs, maps, and biographical sketches provide a wide variety of interesting facts. Book A covers The Ancient World, The Eastern World, The Medieval World, & The Awakening World; Book B covers The Enlightened World, The European World, and the Modern World.
Required Curriculum: Bob Jones University, World History, Student Texts; ISBN-13: 9781591669845. Students do not need to purchase the student activity book. Parental Involvement: Parents will need to hold their students accountable for the reading and homework so they are prepared for class discussions each week. Tests will be given at home with parents proctoring the exams and emailing scores to the instructor by Wednesday.
Mr Steve Frates 2019-2020
Course Description: This course is an informative and thought-provoking survey of the history of the United States. Within a biblical worldview, students will gain understanding of the forces, issues, and events that have shaped United States history and the people who made it happen. BJU Press' US History Heritage Studies Grade 11 (4th edition) text covers our nation's history from colonial times up to the 2000 Election. Focusing on God's providence and America's Christian heritage, the text examines the circumstances, which allowed for colonial expansion and development into modern day America. Sidebar notes provide interesting anecdotes and intriguing information on people and events, which help to illuminate the main text. Chapter reviews list important people, places and things to remember; section quizzes and chapter review questions engage students' memories and critical thinking skills.
Required Curriculum: Bob Jones University, United States History Student Text; ISBN-13: 9781606820056. Students do not need to purchase the student activity book. Parental Involvement: Parents will need to hold their students accountable for the reading and homework so they are prepared for class discussions each week. Tests will be given at home with parents proctoring the exams and emailing scores to the instructor by Wednesday.
High School Electives
Critical Thinking Skills and Brain Games
(Grades 7-9) Mrs. Sue Puchferran
Supply/Curriculum fee - $50.00
Course Description: We are excited at HEED to offer one of our students all-time favorite classes, Critical Thinking! This is an exciting and entertaining class period of thinking games, activities and even a mystery guest or two. These mind-challenging games will also focus on spatial reasoning and detective strategy. This curriculum, developed by a HEED teacher ten years ago, has equipped so many of our students to think in a whole new way. Teaching critical thinking raises IQ’s and boosts inventiveness, and studies show that kids become better learners when they are forced to explain how they solve problems. "Critical thinking comprises a number of different skills that help us learn to make decisions. It is the ability to evaluate information to determine whether it is right or wrong. To think critically about an issue or a problem means to be open-minded and consider alternative ways of looking at solutions.” Through the use of riddles, puzzles, and hands on group activities students learn to think, analyze, create categories, identify relevant information, reason and construct arguments, test hypotheses, recognize fallacies, and analyze evidence all while having fun. In fact, research suggests that explicit instruction in critical thinking may make kids smarter, more independent, and more creative. This hands-on learning experience will help students build critical thinking skills in preparation for high school logic while having loads of fun. Students taking the critical thinking class should be at least in pre-algebra to handle the math work in this class.
Parental Involvement: There is very little work required at home. Weekly worksheets are done at home for students to practice their skills. Parents are invited to assist in the class any week and to compete against their students at two different periods during the year to solve mysteries! Required Curriculum: No additional books are required.
Logic 1 & 2
(10-12 Grade) Mr. Chris Barber
Part 1 of this course uses Introductory Logic to cover introduction to deductive logic; logical definitions, statements and relationships; arguments in normal English; and informal fallacies. Second semester Intermediate Logic is used. After completing this class, students should be able to think, speak, and write more clearly; identify common logical fallacies; construct logical arguments; and evaluate logical evidence; all of which are not only useful in every day life, but are essential tools for learning to defend the faith. This class is a favorite among students and has served to well prepare them in sharing and defending their faith more effectively.
Introductory Logic: The Fundamentals of Thinking Well, Student Text, by Nance and Wilson, 5th edition ISBN-13: 978-1591281658.
Intermediate Logic: Mastering Propositional Arguments, Student Text, by Nance, 3rd edition. ISBN-13: 978-1591281665
(Don’t get the old blue/green cover editions). These books are consumable workbooks and should not be purchased used if problems already have written answers in them.) They are currently on sale at christianbook.com for $18.85 each).
Parental Involvement: Students should be exercising responsibility for their own assignments at this point in their educational career. Parents will be responsible for ensuring the student keeps current on all assignments. Completion of Algebra 1 is required. Course Description: Introductory and Intermediate Logic -This course is a study of introductory and intermediate logic utilizing the Mars Hill Textbook Series.
Old Testament Experience
(9-12 Grade) Mr. Chris Barber
Curriculum fee $15.00 (Book provided)
Not offered in 2019-2020
Course Description: For many Christians, the Old Testament seems like a somewhat random compilation of history, poems, prophecies and strange stories of miraculous events. But how does it all fit together, and particularly how does it relate to the New Testament? In Luke 24:27, Jesus answered this question. He said the entire Old Testament Scripture speaks of Him. In this class, we will begin to learn what Jesus meant when He made this remarkable statement. Old Testament Experience, a full-year class, combines a traditional Survey of the Old Testament, with an in-depth look at the beauty and majesty of these books of the Bible. Students will learn that the handiwork of God is even reflected in the literary structure and language of these books. All of the Old Testament books speak of Jesus our Redeemer in incredible ways most of us have never seen. As we uncover these great truths, one thing is certain: the student will never look at the Old Testament in the same way, as the story of our Savior unfolds in these ancient pages.
Parental Involvement: Each week, the parents and students will receive an email summarizing that week’s assignment. The parents are expected to regularly communicate with the student to ensure that he or she is completing assigned homework, and understanding the material. Required Curriculum: Holy Bible (preferred translations: ESV, NKJV, NAS, NIV). The Story of Joseph and Judah by Warren A. Gage and Christopher Barber, which Mr. Barber will provide to the students (the cost is included in the materials fee).
(9-12 Grade) Mrs. Cavarretta
Course Description: The statistic is chilling—almost 70% of our Christian students fall away from the faith within two years of graduating high school! If you’d like to help your student build a solid Biblical worldview, this course is just the right one for your student!
In this course, students will learn what a worldview is, how one’s worldview affects the way one lives and what is the difference between a Biblical worldview and a secular worldview. Our Worldview Class uses the curriculums by Summit Ministries called Lightbearers and Understanding the Times and it is designed to help your students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview and how they compare to the doctrines of the leading non-Christian worldviews of our day. Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, politics, economics, and history. Some of the issues covered include: why do you believe what you believe? How can you know that Christian beliefs are right, especially when compared to other worldviews?, apologetics, truth, evolution, feminism, homosexuality, naturalism, moral relativism, pluralism, relationships, socialism and much more. Grading: Students will be graded based on class participation (40%), homework assignments (30%), Scripture memorization (20%) and unit tests (10%; proctored by parent at home). Curriculum Needed: Lightbearers Student Manual (2017 edition ONLY) ISBN-13: 9780936163178; How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay ISBN-13: 9780936163383; Binder or Notebook for note-taking; Bible Teacher will provide other supplemental materials as needed.
Parental Involvement: Parents will need to make sure the reading assignments are read weekly and all assigned work is completed. Work will be checked in class each week. Every other week or so parents are responsible for proctoring tests at home and ensuring the student emails his/her ungraded test to the instructor before the next class (test can be open notes/book); the student will need to bring the hard copy of the test to class as well. Given the topics that will be discussed, parental involvement in continuing the discussion at home is paramount for the student to get the most out of this class.
(8-11 Grade) Mrs. Cavarretta
Course Description: This class is perfect for the student who would like to learn the basics of communicating in Spanish. We will learn the basics of the Spanish language, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and Hispanic culture. We will also be including interactive activities to enhance learning. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and more. Audio files will be provided in order for students to practice their pronunciation throughout the week. This class is designed to be highly interactive; therefore, grading will be based on class participation (repeating after the teacher, completing oral exercises, participating in the in-class activities) and completion of assigned weekly homework.
Parental Involvement: Students will need to complete weekly homework assignments. Parents will need to hold them accountable for completing the reading and the homework. Parents (or the student, if parent chooses so) will also need to grade the homework every week. Students will need to come to class prepared to show the graded homework and to discuss any questions they may have. Required Curriculum: Bob Jones Spanish: Bob Jones Spanish 1 Activities Manual, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781591661696 (newer editions are ok) Activities Manual Teacher Ed. (Bob Jones)(second edition) ISBN 978-1-59166-170-2 (Newer editions are OK), Bob Jones Spanish 1 for Christian Schools Student Book, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781606820612 (newer editions are ok). Student will also need a notebook in which to take notes. Index cards are recommended for making flashcards to assist students in learning weekly vocabulary.
1/2 a year Course (Spring)
(9-12 Grade) Mrs. Andrea Gardner
*Tuition: $300 Curriculum fee- $15.00
Parental Involvement: A weekly day-by-day assignment sheet spells out in detail exact steps to take to accomplish the speech. Parents initial each day’s work and evaluate the speeches with parent evaluation sheets. The practice and coaching given at home prepares the student for a successful experience in class. The assignment sheets, class notes, and evaluation sheets are emailed each week. The grade involves 50% performance and 50% homework. Required work at home varies but usually involves between 15-30 minutes each day. Course Description: Students can read, write, and memorize facts, but can they stand before the class and present information? Many would rather have a root canal than deal with stage fright. Could this be because so often home school students lack the opportunity to stand in front of a class and present? Younger students can become confident speakers! Like writing a paper or playing an instrument, public speaking requires concentrated training to develop ease in communication. First the student practices at home with help from parents and then in class with one-on-one coaching. The student then performs the finished product. The student who can confidently look someone in the eyes and portray himself and his ideas will be an effective and refreshing communicator for the Lord. The instructor Andrea Gardner, from her 20 plus years of experience teaching and coaching students of all ages in speech, has created this curriculum. http://youtu.be/yzm0IPxxnxs
*SAT / ACT Preparation MATH & ENGLISH
Fall Semester and/or Spring Semester
*Tuition $450 per semester (15 weeks)
**OPTIONAL SAT PLUS: This option includes a pre-class SAT test for the student to complete at home prior to the class, which will be scored by the instructor, and a morning SAT/ACT Bootcamp at the end of the class prior to the SAT/ACT exam. This option is a baragin at $100.00 and will be payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Course Description: This class offers comprehensive test preparation for both the SAT and ACT exams. Students will learn test-taking strategies and techniques that are not taught in math or English courses. Students will develop a firm grasp of the contents, scoring, question types, and strategies for each test. Through regular application of these strategies, students will acquire a courage, confidence and enthusiasm that will render them primed and eager to sit for the next available exam. The SAT will be covered in classes 1 through 8 and the ACT in classes 9 through 16. On the first day, students will be given a real and recent SAT exam. Throughout the class, they will be taught strategies, formulas, and techniques which they will then apply to a specific section. Weeks 1 through 4 will be dedicated to SAT reading comprehension strategies and grammar and writing skills. Weeks 5 though 8 will involve learning “critical thinking” skills and math principles for both "no-calculator" & “with calculator” SAT math sections. Weeks 9 though 12, students will be working through the English, reading, and writing sections of the ACT. Weeks 13 through 15 will be dedicated to the ACT math and science sections. The last week will offer a final review of both tests. Since most students will be unfamiliar with the strategies for these tests, practical application of these techniques will be taught in class. Some homework will be given and may involve between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week. Most importantly, students will be expected to review their notes weekly, memorizing math formulas and/or grammar rules learned in class.
Online Computer Science Class
Hey Siri! Artificial Intelligence and Computer Programming with Python
LIVE ON LINE with Mr. Seth Lowrey
Tuition: $500 (32 weeks)
Materials fee $15
Learning to program computers is a valuable skill that starts in elementary school for many, but is soon left behind for core courses when students reach middle and high school. The future demand for great programmers is increasing, and the demand for technically skilled individuals in all areas of business is exploding. In addition, the number of systems that utilize AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is expanding rapidly with familiar names like Alexa, Siri, and Google Home.
The job demands for people familiar with various aspects of AI and Machine Learning, and the opportunities for entrepreneurs in this field, will be astounding in our generation as AI presses forward in areas such as self-driving cars, smart homes, business analysis, security, communications, and robotics.
The first semester of this course gives students a solid intermediate foundation with the Python language, which is commonly used globally to create programs and web sites, and which is used widely in research and electronics specialties to prototype and build AI and Robotics systems.
In the second semester, students will receive an introduction to AI and machine learning, with access to online AI computing resources. This will give the student hands on experience with AI models and computer learning processes which are the foundations of all AI technology.
The book, Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming will be required. The materials fee covers cost of online computer systems that students will use to do experiments in AI.
This course is open to all high school students and 8th graders with strong math skills.