Courses Offered 2019-20

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Math

This course develops solid problem-solving skills in preparation for algebra, teaches methods of estimation, and familiarizes students with the use calculators to solve math problems.  This course is essentially a sixth grade math and is appropriate for advanced 5th graders as well as 6th graders.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Math 6 (BJU Press)

Math 6

Mark Freitag   


Fundamentals of Math

This class is essentially a seventh grade math and is appropriate for advanced 6th graders as well as 7th graders.  The course will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Fundamentals of Math    BJU Press


Pre-Algebra

Mark Freitag

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The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1 (honors option)

Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 1 BJU Press


The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 2 BJU Press     (We recommend that students take Algebra 2 before Geometry.)

Algebra 2 (honors option)

Mark Freitag


Geometry (honors option)

Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the Jacobs Geometry book.  An emphasis will be placed on understanding mathematical concepts pertaining to the application of Algebra to Geometry, and to the preparation of the student for higher math courses such as Trigonometry and Calculus.  This class also does a great deal of work with proofs and covers the concepts of basic logic.

Textbook: Jacobs Geometry 3rd edition


Pre-Calculus (honors option)

Mark Freitag

This class will be available in a tutoring format and will consist of one-to-one or small group time.  A suitable time will be worked out to meet the schedule of student and instructor.The course syllabus will essentially follow the Bob Jones Precalculus textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 4 to 6 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Precalculus


Science

Physical Science

Mark Freitag

This course will cover atmosphere, weather, oceanography, and geology. In addition, research papers will be assigned to bring the students an acquaintance with the pioneers in the fields under study.

Textbook: A Beka Science of the Physical Creation

Lab Fee: $15

This course will cover the scientific method, microorganisms, the animal and plant kingdoms and the human body.  Taught at a lower level than high school biology, this course will serve as a good introduction to observing and studying living creatures designed for middle school students.

Textbook:       Life Science A Beka

Lab Fee:  $20.00

Life Science

Martha Freitag


In this middle school level course students will gain an understanding of the scientific method as it relates to God's inanimate creation. Topics of study will include geology, astronomy, oceanography, and origins. Students will apply the knowledge gained in this course to develop a research project and paper. They will develop study, writing, and critical thinking skills, as well.

Textbook:        A Beka Science: Earth and Space                     

Lab Fee:          $40.00

Middle School Earth Science 

Angela Hartman


This course will cover such concepts as genetics, botany and zoology.  In-class laboratory work will be utilized to reinforce concepts. Homework will include observation reports, an insect collection and a research paper on creation vs. evolution.  It is important for the lab to run concurrently with the class. In order to provide the lab time necessary, this class will meet three hours per week. 

Textbook:        BJU Press Biology               

Lab Fee:          $40.00

Biology (honors option)

Martha Freitag


Chemistry (honors option)

Chuck Hartman

This course will cover stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics,  kinetics, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, gas laws, and equilibrium.   Heavy book work with manipulation of chemical reactions. 

Textbook: Chemistry Addison Wesley4th edition             Prerequisite:   Algebra I          

Lab Fee:          $40.00


Language

In this introductory literature course students will read and learn to appreciate the structure and expression of young adult fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Using quality literature as a springboard, students will develop critical thinking and writing skills, in addition to furthering reading comprehension skills. The course will also include instruction in grammar and vocabulary.

Middle School Literature

Angela Hartman


This course will provide a historical survey of world literature alongside abundant practice in composition, literary analysis, and research. The contents of the course will require extensive writing of various forms, including essays, dialogues, journals, and creative expressions. In preparation for college courses, we will review standard MLA formatting.

Textbook: Vocabulary in Classical Roots; multiple reading texts TBA

World Literature with Composition (honors option)

Hosanna Greene


“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” -Francis Bacon

In this course, our goal is twofold: to become better thinkers and better writers. Students will work through each step of the writing process and learn how to craft a persuasive argument. With in-class peer review, students will have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback and become comfortable with sharing and presenting their own work. Students will also read models of superb writing and discuss their strategies, genres, and styles.

Textbook: The Lively Art of Writing; Vocabulary in Classical Roots

Essentials of Writing

Hosanna Greene


History

World History

Chuck Hartman

The student will read world views and Biblical accounts focusing on original manuscripts from the time periods studied.  They will be encouraged to develop analytical skills by comparing and contrasting views.

No text – material is provided as hand-outs in class or is researched

A review of US History from colonial 17th century through the present, with a focus on reading original sources and biographical studies of important figures of the period.  Students will be required to write papers (3-5 pages in length) from their reading assignments.  The significance of American Christianity upon the development of the country will be investigated. Note: This class is intended for sophomores, juniors, and seniors only.

Textbook:  series by Clarence Carson; class handouts

U.S. History (honors option)

Chuck Hartman


This dual course will begin with a study of various forms of government, including the process that led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.  It will then cover U.S. Government in greater detail. The students will be encouraged to develop analytical skills by comparing and contrasting views. This second semester will cover the basics of economics. Topics include the origin and history of money, the business cycle, inflation, recessions and depressions. The students will do several projects including tracking prices over a period of time, investing in stocks and seeing how their investments grow and designing their own business.

Textbook: Carsons Basic Government; Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard Maybery

Government & Economics

Chuck Hartman


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