LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

We encourage every family to have an academic plan for their student.  At HEED this plan or "scope and sequence" for your student will typically follow a traditional college preparatory plan as seen below.  We are here to help you make a customized plan for your children so you can successfully educate them at home.

Sample High School "Scope & Sequence"

High School English 

Honors English 9

Mrs. Andrea Gardner​

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 Toolbox. 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 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, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom by John and Elizabeth Sherill, 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. (Tentatively tests will be completed on ScanTron forms which will be available from the instructor.)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Middle School English 8 or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Honors English 10

Mrs. Amy Frank    

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 literature and writing. It also includes a summer reading component. 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.  Students enrolling in this course must submit their papers as .doc or .docx.  The class will also examine and evaluate classic books and excerpts, theological writings, and poetry from various periods in literary history.  The emphasis will be on literature as both art and artifact.  Finally, students will read several books that they choose for themselves, keeping a reading journal, and participating in periodic classroom book clubs.  They should expect to work a minimum of one hour per day outside of class.

Parental Involvement: Parents are responsible for reading over written compositions, scoring grammar assignments, and verifying the completion of vocabulary and other assignments. Families must also have reliable Internet access, an email account, Microsoft Word, and a working printer.

Required Curriculum: Instructor provides the additional curriculum for this class for a $50.00 curriculum fee. Literary works and independent selections for the class may be bought new or used and/or checked out from your local library. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED English 9 or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Honors English 11

Mrs. Brittnye Arthur

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 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, Other works TBD. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED English 10 or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Honors English 12

Mrs. Amy Frank    

This course is our Palm Beach Atlantic University College English dual enrolled class.

Classes are held at our East Boca location.​  A maximum of 24 college credits can be taken through the Palm Beach Atlantic University Dual Enrollment program.  Students are permitted to also dual enroll through other colleges and universities.  Once tuition and fees have been paid they are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

​College English                                                                                     

Professor Amy Frank             

Courses: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123​

​Tuition: $400 for each college class= $800 per year

Fee: $50.00 per class = $100.00 for the year

Earning: (2 credits of High School English & 6 College Credits) 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED English 11 or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.​ Students must be in 11th or 12th grade with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students do not need to take an SAT or ACT to dual enroll with HEED/PBA. 

ENG 1113 English Composition I  Fall

Course Description: (3 credit hours) Introduction to academic expository prose with emphasis placed upon the writing process: defining and developing topics, organizing information and writing drafts, and revising and editing to practice the fundamentals of expository structure and style. Practice in the application of rhetorical patterns as well as review of grammar. Also includes practice in the fundamental techniques of writing and revision. Grades given are A, B, C, or Y  (conditional incomplete—to be satisfied by repeating the course).  

Before class begins, please read Epic by John Eldredge.  ISBN: 978-0785288794  https://www.amazon.com/Epic-John-ldredge/dp/0785288791/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530114887&sr=1-4&keywords=Epic

Curriculum Required: The St Martin's Handbook (8th edition) edited by Lundsford (ISBN: 9781457667268) and Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide (13th edition with 2016 MLA Handbook) edited by Kirszner and Mandell (ISBN: 9781319088064)

ENG 1123 English Composition II  Spring

Course Description: (3 credit hours) Intermediate expository and argumentative prose with emphasis placed on refining analytical reading skills, developing an informed approach to the research paper, and applying the rules and conventions of English prose. Note: Composition I and Composition II must be completed sequentially within the same academic year. In order to fulfill the requirement of the courses in the university core, students must earn at least a “C” in each course.

Curriculum Required: English 1113- Lundsford, Andrea. The St Martin's Handbook (8th edition) Boston Bedford/St.Martin's ISBN: 9781457667268 / Kirszner, Laurie G,. and Stephen R. Mandell. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide (13th edition with 2016 MLA Handbook) Boston:Bedford/St. Martin's. ISBN 9781319088064

English 1123 curriculum: English 1123: The St Martin's Handbook (8th edition—SAME AS ABOVE) edited by Lundsford (ISBN: 9781457667268) and Literature and the Writing Process (11th edition with the 2016 MLA Update) edited by McMahan, et al. (ISBN: 9780134678757)

High School Math 

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Honors Algebra 1 (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. 

Parental Involvement: 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. Parents must proctor all tests. 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. 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. 

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 Math 8 Pre-Algebra or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Honors Geometry  (9-12 grade) 

Mrs. Kathy Tout

Textbook Rental fee: - $25.00 

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. 

Parental Involvement: 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. Parents must proctor all tests. 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. 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. 

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 proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Honors Algebra 2  (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. 

Parental Involvement: 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. Parents must proctor all tests. 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. 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. 

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 Math Algebra 1 or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

Students make take Algebra 2 or Geometry after completing Algebra 1. 

Advanced Math  (Pre Calculus/Trigonometry)  (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. 

Parental Involvement: 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. Parents must proctor all tests. 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. 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. 

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 proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.

College Math

This course is our Palm Beach Atlantic University College English dual enrolled class.

Classes are held at our East Boca location.​  A maximum of 24 college credits can be taken through the Palm Beach Atlantic University Dual Enrollment program.  Students are permitted to also dual enroll through other colleges and universities.  Once tuition and fees have been paid they are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

College Algebra and College Statistics                                                                             

Professor Angelica Pelletier

Earning: (2 credits of High School Math & 6 College Credits) ​

Tuition: $400 for each college class.  $800 for the year 

Fee: $50.00 per class = $100.00 for the year

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HEED Algebra 2 Class or proficiency as demonstrated on placement test.​ Students must be in 11th or 12th grade with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students do not need to take an SAT or ACT to dual enroll with HEED/PBA. 

MAT 1853 College Algebra  (Fall)

Course Description: (3.0 credit hours) is College algebra the math course required for most college majors today, and is s a pre-requisite to Pre-Calculus or Trig.. Topics include: Linear functions, quadratic functions, rational functions, composition of functions, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions.

Curriculum Required: Textbook: Barnett, R (2009).College Algebra: Graphs & Models. (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.  ISBN: 978-0-07-305195-6. A graphing calculator is required. (Instruction on use of calculator will be demonstrated on the TI-84 Plus graphics calculator.)

MAT 2003  Elementary Statistics  (Spring)

Course Description: (3.0 Credits) Along with college algebra statistics is the second college math course for most majors, and in some degrees the last one.  Many of our students complete their college math courses prior to entering college. Topics covered include: Organization and description of data, central measures, variability, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, estimation, correlation.

Prerequisites: MAT 1853 College Algebra

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. Students 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 lay a Biblical science foundation for our students without losing valuable class time.  

Honors Physical Science  (8 -11 grade) 

Mrs. Cara Abbott

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.

Parental Involvement: 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, a Study Guide or a Test, 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.

Required Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition; Textbook and the accompanying Solutions and Tests Book. (Please note which edition) ​​

Honors Biology  (9-11 grade)

 Mrs. Cara Abbott

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.

Parental Involvement: 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, a Study Guide or a Test, 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.

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​.

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Honors Chemistry (10-12 grade) 

This course is a video course for 2020-2021 taught by Mrs. Catie Frates. 

Lab fee - $50.00​

Course Description: 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

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher math to be placed in Chemistry. 

Honors Anatomy  (10-12 grade) 

Mrs. Cara Abbott, Mrs. Heather Chada

Lab fee - $50.00

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: Parental Involvement: 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, a Study Guide or a Test, 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.

Required Curriculum: Apologia Textbook:  Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-1935495727. 

Prerequisites: Biology is a prerequisite for this class. 

Honors Marine Science  (10-12 grade)   NOT OFFERED IN 2020-2021

Mrs. Cara Abbott

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.

Parental Involvement: 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, a Study Guide or a Test, 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.

Required Curriculum: 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

Prerequisites: Biology is a prerequisite for this class. 

Physics   (10-12 grade)    NOT OFFERED IN 2020-2021

 Mrs. Cara Abbott

Lab fee- $50.00

Course Description:  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.

Parental Involvement: 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, a Study Guide or a Test, 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.

Required Curriculum:  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.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher math to be placed in Physics. 

High School Social Science

World History  (9-12 grade)

Jesus Villalobos

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.  ​

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American History  (9-12 grade)

Mr. Jesus Villalobos

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.     ​

 

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High School Electives ​

Old Testament Experience  (9-12 grade)   

Mr. Chris Barber

Curriculum fee $15.00

​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).​

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Worldview  (9-12 grade)  

Mrs. Giovana 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 curriculum 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, homework assignments, Scripture memorization and unit presentations

Required Curriculum: 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. 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.​​

Spanish 1  (8-11 grade) 

Mrs. Giovana 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. 

Logic 1 &  2   (10-12 grade)   NOT OFFERED IN 2020-2021

 Mr. Chris Barber

Course Description: This course is a study of introductory and intermediate logic utilizing the Mars Hill Textbook Series. 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 progresses to Intermediate Logic. 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. ​

Required Curriculum: 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). 

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. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1. 

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Public Speaking  (8-12 grade)   

Mrs. Andrea Gardner

Curriculum fee - $50

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

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. 

SAT / ACT Preparation MATH & ENGLISH

Mrs. Teri Betor 

Fall Semester and/or Spring Semester     This course is also available ONLINE.                                               

*Tuition $450 per semester (15 weeks)

This is offered as a fall class (part 1), spring class (part 2) or both.

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 (8-12)

LIVE ON LINE with Mr. Seth Lowrey

Tuition: $500 (32 weeks)

Materials fee - $15

Course Description: 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.

Required Curriculum: 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. 

Health Credit 1/2 Trailmap For Life 

Interactive Video Series

($250.00 total tuition and supplies for course and two notebooks- parent and child)

HEED’s comprehensive approach to education goes beyond great academics, we desire to equip the whole student.  A key part of this is co-laboring with parents to develop your children into young men and women of character & excellence who are prepared to navigate life on their own.  We recommend a life skills course that qualifies as a Health Credit called Trailmap for Life that parents & their middle & high school students go through together.  The course teaches how to manage key life topics in a way that makes it easy to apply in our own lives. 

Sessions share the secrets of success in topics ranging from effective job-interview techniques to successfully managing: money, nutrition, friends, peer pressure, social media, dating, time management, & more. The program produces powerful results that parents and students not only enjoy, but find relevant and practical. (Students receive a textbook and access to videos that teach 10 core sessions, 1.5 hours each with additional opportunities for further study, teaching, and training as desired)

College Psychology

​Professor Kim Williamson

Earning: (1 credit of High School Psychology & 6 College Credits) ​

Tuition: $400 for each college class.  $800 for the year 

Fee: $50.00 per class = $100.00 for the year​

PSY 2133 General Psychology  (Fall)

Course Description: (3 credit hours) This course surveys the major sub-disciplines of psychology as a science and as a helping profession, including physiology of behavior, learning, motivation, and abnormal and social psychology. Provides a reasonable understanding of the field; enables the student to follow up in areas of interests. Includes Christian perspective of psychology. (This course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses.)

Curriculum Required: Exploring Psychology with Updates on Dsm-5, 

ISBN-13: 978-1464163364

ISBN-10: 1464163367

Earning 1/2 credit of High School Psychology & 3 College Credits​

PSY 2183 Life Span Development (Spring)  

Course Description: (3 credit hours) This course focuses on human growth and development throughout the life cycle. Examines normal developmental stages with emphasis on the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional processes. 

Curriculum Required: Semester 2: Berger, K.S. (2010). Invitation to the life span.  New York: Worth.  ISBN-13: 978-07167-5466-4. http://www.amazon.com/Invitation-Life-Kathleen-Stassen-Berger/dp/0716754665/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398729287&sr=1-2&keywords=invitation+to+the+lifespan

Study Guide for Invitation to the LifeSpan Paperback – February 19, 2010 by Kathleen Stassen Berger (Author) 

ISBN-13: 978-1429219020 ISBN-10: 1429219025 Edition: First Edition

Earning 1/2 credit of High School Psychology & 3 College Credits​

Prerequisites: General Psychology PSY 2133

College Social Science - Not offered in 2020-2021, offered in academic year 2021-2022

Professor Tim Day / Professor Walt Jominy                             

PLS 2113 American Government / BUS 2343 Micro Economics ​

Earning: (1/2 credit of High School Government , ½ credit of High School Economics and 6 College Credits) ​

Tuition: $400 for each college class. $800 per year 

Fee: $50.00 per class. $100.00 per year

PLS 2113 American Federal Government (Professor Tim Day)

Course Description:  (3 credit hours) Description of how Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court make decisions and the roles they play in the American system of government. Emphasis on public opinion, pressure groups, and political parties, and the process by which leaders are chosen.  This class will look at the civil authorities from a biblical perspective and examine the biblical principles that were foundational in forming the American Republic. Students will see how these principles were woven throughout our foundational documents, beginning with the Declaration of Independence. Students will gain a solid working knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and how it pertains to us today.

Required Curriculum: American Government in Christian Perspective, Third Edition (Abeka) (Not Second Edition), and

Losco and Baker,  Am Gov 2015-2016 (McGraw Hill). (This is an older edition and is less expensive to purchase)

BUS 2343 Principles of Microeconomics (Professor Walt Jominy)

Course Description:  Spring (3 credit hours) Nature of economic concepts and problems. Course includes the basic theory of market price determination, extending into national economic measures, the business cycle, and the theory of the determination of national output, employment, and prices. Contemporary macroeconomic issues are discussed. This class will be taught from a conservative perspective and will include Biblical references. Students will come away from this class with a sound understanding of the basic principles of economics and a greater appreciation for America’s free enterprise system.