Math courses meet daily for 90 minutes/day from Monday-Thursday of each week.
Language Arts courses also meet daily for 90 minutes. The curriculum is Bob Jones Press. All coursework will be completed during class, but students may want to study for some tests at home.
Writing and Grammar: The writing and grammar text will present clear instruction and offer plenty of practice in writing and grammar, including an overview of the Writing Process and many focused writing activities. Students will review grammar concepts every other week, with alternate weeks focused on writing activities.
Literature: Students will use the Bob Jones Explorations in Literature Student text. “Explorations of Literature Student Text (4th ed.) presents a compilation of stories, poems, and essays from a variety of authors and genres grouped by theme to develop critical thinking skills. Thinking Zone pages throughout the book ask questions to encourage the student to think about literature in at least four ways: comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and appreciation. In addition to teaching literary terms, these questions also develop the students' abilities to respond biblically to literature. Unit reviews provide additional review questions to prepare students for quizzes and tests.” Students will also be encouraged to foster a love of reading by finding their own types of books that they enjoy.
Writing and Grammar The writing and grammar text will present clear instruction and offer plenty of practice in writing and grammar, including an overview of the Writing Process and many focused writing activities. Students will review grammar concepts every other week, with alternate weeks focused on writing activities.
Literature: Students will use the Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.). “The text conveys the literature’s foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are also introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview. The literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.”
Cost: $1380/year or $115/month from June 2018 to May 2019.
Schedule: 12:50-2:20 Monday-Thursdays (Students are welcome to arrive at 12:15 for lunch and to stay after class for PE until 3 pm.)
Book Fee: $175
Science courses will meet two days/week for 90 minutes each day. The majority of work will be completed during class, with some test prep done at home. Students will complete labs and experiments in class, so you don’t have to set up experiments at home.
7/8th Grade General Science: The students will use Apologia’s “Exploring Creating with General Science.” This course is designed to prepare students for higher level science courses in high school. Some of the major topics examined include the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimental design and analysis, earth sciences and life sciences. All theory introduced is further supported with engaging labs to help deepen understanding of the topics being taught. Completion of this text will prepare a student to be able to more deeply investigate many areas of science.”
Cost: $700/year or $58.33/month from June 2018 to May 2019.
Book Fee: $125 (Plus some minor supplies for labs)
Teacher: Hanna Geisler (see bio)
9th/10th Grade Physical Science: Students will study Apologia’s “Exploring Creation with Physical Science.” In this study of Physical Science, “students will be introduced to the stunning world we live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world. This second edition is newly updated, with more color illustrations and higher-quality drawings. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics.
Book Fee: $125 (Plus some minor supplies for labs)
History courses will meet two days/week for 90 minutes each day. The majority of work will be completed during class, with some test prep done at home. Our history teacher, Justin White, is an incredible teacher with an emphasis on interactive activities to help students grasp concepts. Students will not hear a lecture for 90 minutes, but will be engaged in discussing and reading material together. Your students will love these exciting history classes!
7/8th Grade: Students will use the Bob Jones Press study of the American Republic. “This text unfolds the history of the United States through richly detailed narrative and a colorful, engaging presentation. Starting with the discovery of the New World, the text traces the path of American history up to the present day. In addition to a historical account, American Republic demonstrates the distinctiveness of American values and government, and emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating United States history.”
/10th Grade: Students will complete part one of the Alabama required history credit for American History, so they will cover Early US History using the Bob Jones Press text for US History.
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