HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY 2020-2021

Homeschool Academy classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your child will receive 1 - 1.5 hours of instruction. You will be required to purchase the student curriculum and materials used in each class. When you sign your child up, you are committing to pay for the whole year; however, you may make monthly payments based on the fee schedule.

Our Homeschool Academy classes are capped at 15 students per class. If you are interested in enrolling, it is highly recommended that you register as soon as possible to ensure your child's spot in the class.

Upon registration, a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per class will need to be paid to hold your spot in the class.

K4/K5 Morning Session (9am-12pm)

Letters & Numbers | Science | Social Studies

Teacher: Jois Levy

Letters & Numbers: This year we will be working on preparing your child for elementary classes. We will work on many concepts. By the end of the year, your child should be able to do the following with ease. They should be able to recognize and name shapes and colors. Shapes take longer to develop than learning colors. Learning shapes and colors is a fundamental skill for more advanced learning. What makes objects the same and different is a basis of logic. Pattern recognition is a strong foundation for math concepts. Being able to trace, cut out, or draw shapes is a skill that must be mastered. Learning to count is an important life skill. Your child will learn to recognize and trace
numbers. They will learn to sort objects and count; learn basic concepts such as more or less, bigger or smaller, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. We will work on learning to recognize and print the alphabet

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Science: We will explore the 3 strands of science:

  • life science - living things on our planet and the ecosystem

  • physical science - physics and chemistry concepts

  • earth and space science - the relationships between the sun, earth, moon, and stars

 

Hands-on activities will be included as often as possible to reinforce scientific concepts.

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Social Studies: Our main focus will be the following concepts:

  • Becoming a good citizen

  • Learning our pledge

  • Community helpers

  • The different continents

  • The environment, culture, and religion of different people groups

 

There will be guest speakers to reinforce learning. I will also use videos to enhance understanding of different community helpers and cultures. Occasionally, we may test food from different countries.
 

SUPPLIES NEEDED: The following is a list of supplies needed for all classes. 

  • My First Book Set (includes My First School Book and My First Lowercase Book) ISBN: 978-1-950578-12-2 (from Handwriting Without Tears)

  • 180 Days of Science for Kindergarten, Lauren Homayoun ISBN: 978-1-4258-1406-9

  • Construction paper

  • Printer paper

  • Writing paper 1” ruling with a dotted midline

  • Colors

  • Pencils

  • Safety scissors

  • Glue sticks

K4/K5 Reading & Writing (1pm-2:30pm)

Teacher: Jois Levy

Class Description: In writing, learning to recognize and print the alphabet and numbers will be
our goal. The following concepts will be taught:

  • Fundamentals of printing

  • Writing in complete sentences

  • How to capitalize the 1st word of a sentence.

  • Using punctuation

 

For reading, we will be using lessons that are an adaptation of Reading Mastery, the most successful reading program written for the younger reader. This is an easy step-by-step program that shows simply and clearly how to teach children to read. Be the end of the year, our goal is to have your child reading while being able to comprehend and predict what they are reading. They will also learn to recognize the following:

  • rhyming words

  • opposite words

  • same-meaning words

  • same sounding words

  • compound words

  • contractions

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Siegreied Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner ISBN: 978-0-671-63298-7

  • From Handwriting Without Tears — Kickstart Kindergarten ISBN: 9781939814432

  • Construction paper

  • Printer paper

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description: Learn to read while working on fluency, phonics instruction, vocabulary, and more! This class will review the rules for one- and two-vowel words and special phonic sounds as we read stories with a variety of subject matter and formats. We will use comprehension questions at the end of reading selections to help emphasize reading for meaning and focus on character-building traits that children can incorporate in their daily lives. As we work on phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling students will gain the skills they need to read words, phrases, sentences, and stories on their own.

 

Materials Needed:

- Abeka “Tiptoes” textbook

- Explode the Code Book 3 (2nd Edition)

- Wide ruled paper notebook (No three-ring binders)

- Crayons, pencils, scissors, glue

 Teacher: Laurie Parker

Class Description: This year for science we will be using the Apologia science curriculum. We will be exploring creation with human anatomy and physiology. This program will allow us to explore the human body using engaging text, exciting activities, interesting experiments, and proven methods to help your student remember what they’ve learned. We will be doing many hands-on activities to help your students interact and grow.

Materials:
Apologia Junior Notebooking Journal.
Crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, erasers

Teacher: Lorena Perman

Class Description: This is a math class that will introduce young children from K- 2nd grade to fundamental concepts, such as beginning addition, time, money, calendars. There will also be an introduction to Spanish numbers. It will be an interactive class, including games and fun exercises.

Materials purchased by student:

  • notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils, and markers

  • binder or folder

 

 Teacher: Laurie Parker

Class Description: This year for writing we will be using Abeka writing with phonics. This utilizes a cursive writing book that reinforces phonics skills while practicing and improving writing skills. We will practice sentence writing, paragraph writing to help your child prepare for journal creative writing later.

Materials:
Writing with Phonics 2-Revised student workbook

1st grade spelling and poetry 1

2nd grade spelling and poetry 2
Pencils/erasers

 Teacher: Laurie Parker

Class Description: This year we will be doing a study of the United States. This will include learning the names of the states, capitals, landmarks, birds, flowers, flags, etc. Students will make a little report for the state we are studying, this will be kept in a binder. We will explore the states by taking virtual tours. We will learn the 5 regions and start to memorize the map. This will be fun and a hands-on approach to learning all about our great country!

Materials:
Binder, folder, crayons, scissors, glue, pencil, eraser.

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description:  Help students learn and retain the remarkable stories of some of our world’s greatest heroes. We will take time to learn about people such as Galileo, Christopher Columbus, Joan of Arc, The Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, and many more! We hope the stories of these great men and women will inspire our students to develop a greater love for history and learning!

 

Materials Needed:

- Three-ring binder

- Wide ruled paper

- Crayons or colored pencils, pencils, eraser, highlighter (No pens)

Teacher: Laurie Parker

Class Description: This year for science we will be using the Apologia science curriculum. We will be exploring creation with human anatomy and physiology. This program will allow us to explore the human body using engaging text, exciting activities, interesting experiments, and proven methods to help your student remember what they’ve learned. We will be doing many hands-on activities to help your students interact and grow.

Materials:
Apologia Junior Notebooking Journal.
Crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, erasers

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description:  We will prepare our students for higher-level literary concepts as we read through a variety of literature including historical fiction, international selections, classic literature, and informational text. Using the text we will focus on “words to watch for”, story or poem themes, character themes, literary type, background information, vocabulary enrichment, interesting facts, and more! We will also focus on words chosen from lists of most frequently used words, sight words, and words with particular phonetic or rhyming patterns. This will help students to learn consonant blends, digraphs, long and short vowel sounds, plurals, prefixes, suffixes, contractions, multi-syllable words, compound words, homonyms, irregular verb tenses, and more.

Materials Needed:

- Abeka “From Shore to Shore” textbook

- Horizons “Spelling & Vocabulary Grade 3 Student Book”

- Wide ruled paper notebook (No three-ring binders)

- Colored pencils, pencils, eraser, highlighter (No pens)

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description: It is important to help students become confident and expressive writers. To do so, we will begin by discussing the elements of creative writing, such as brainstorming, characters, topic, sequencing, story planning, and more. Students will also learn grammar faster and easier while they write and edit text. We will eventually progress to writing our own paragraphs and finally "publishing" individual stories.

Materials Needed:

- Just Write Book 1

- Easy Grammar Grade 3 Workbook

- Wide ruled paper notebook (No three-ring binders)

- Colored pencils, pencils, eraser, highlighter (No pens)

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description: Let’s expand our understanding of this amazing country! Students will practice recognition of the seven continents, five oceans, the regions of the United States, and all 50 states. Students will learn about the 50 states by focusing on the state's capital, nickname, abbreviation, and fun facts. By the year's end, children should be able to name each state and capital!

 

Materials Needed:

- States & Capitals Student Workbook

- “Don’t Know Much About the States” by Kenneth C. Davis

- States & Capitals Pocket Flash Cards

- Colored pencils, pencils, eraser, highlighter (No pens)

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description:  The Horizons math curriculum helps students master concepts through an introduction, review, and reinforcement. The brightly illustrated, engaging workbook that we use will help move students quickly through progressively difficult concepts in a colorful, motivating, context. Students will work through concepts that cover addition, greater/less than, even and odd numbers, rounding numbers, addition with carrying, estimation, and more.

 

Materials Needed:

- Horizons Math Grade 4 Student Workbook 1

- Colored pencils, pencils, eraser, ruler

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description:  Help students learn and retain the remarkable stories of some of our world’s greatest heroes. We will take time to learn about people such as Galileo, Christopher Columbus, Joan of Arc, The Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, and many more! We hope the stories of these great men and women will inspire our students to develop a greater love for history and learning!

 

Materials Needed:

- Three-ring binder

- Wide ruled paper

- Crayons or colored pencils, pencils, eraser, highlighter (No pens)

Teacher: Lindsay Darienzo

Class Description: English at FAITH does not lack any aspect that encourages strong writers and creative thinking! We cover all the areas of English - grammar, vocabulary, writing, and literature. The IEW for this course walks students through the entire essay-building process from captivating introductions to compelling descriptions; students will learn to bring their words and their arguments to life. Focusing on both the form and content of an essay, this course will help students mature their thesis sentences, organization, transitions, conclusions, and other elements of successful writing. We will also use supplemental materials to instruct students on how to write a personal narrative, expository essay, persuasive essay, and a research report. Students will also receive instruction in grammar and vocabulary through Exercises in English and Wordly Wise. Our students will read 4 novels this year, as listed below. In addition to the novels, we will use Progeny Press workbooks to discuss the novel from a biblical worldview. As you can tell, this course is packed with learning. Be sure to join us this year!

 

Materials:

  1. Wordly Wise 6 (4th edition, this is important because other editions have different exercises) 
         Workbook: Click Here   
         Test booklet: Click Here

  2. Exercises in English Level E 
         Workbook: Click Here
         Assessment booklet: Click Here
     

  3. Novels: We will use progeny press study guides along with each novel. Faith prints these for $5. You are responsible for purchasing the novel. 
         Holes by Louis Sachar (1st quarter)
         The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (2nd quarter)
         Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (3rd quarter)
         Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (4th quarter)
     

  4. IEW along with supplemental writing materials
         Student workbook: Click Here

Teacher: Sherri Jarvis

Text:  Mystery of History Vol. IV – Second Half of Book

 

Class Description: We will cover major world events from 1903 – 2014.  This text provides a Christian viewpoint and will incorporate games, projects, and short, age-appropriate videos to bring history to life.

 

Supplies:  Pencils, paper, small, 3-ring notebook, ruler, glue, scissors, and index cards.

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description: Our 5-6th graders will be exploring God’s creation from the intricacies of our human body to astronomy, biology, and then finishing our year with the accompanying health book (to name a few!). Engaging class lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and experiments, as well as class presentations, will help drive the concepts taught in class home. It’s going to be an exciting year!

Materials needed:
1. Abeka’s Observing God’s World textbook
2. Abeka’s Choosing Good Health textbook
3. Companion test, quiz & worksheet books for both books (many websites sell as a package)
4. 3 ring binder
5. 3x5 index cards
6. An extra lab fee will be needed to help cover the costs of labs and demonstrations that will be done in class.

5th-12 Grade Math Lab (2:30pm-4pm)

Teacher: Jois Levy

Class Description: I will be available for help in mastering basic math skills up to and through Algebra 1 and geometry. Students provide their own curriculum. This will not be a formal teaching class. Students may ask for help in reinforcing skills they are learning.

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

Class Description: ​​This well-rounded course puts great emphasis on not just vocabulary, grammar, and literature studies, but it is also intended to help students become confident essay writers as they delve into the details of the essay-writing process. From thesis statements to transitions, introductions, and conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay. Supplemental lessons, activities, and creative elements will be included to encourage further practice and understanding of essay writing that will prove purposeful in upper-level English courses and literary analysis. 

 

Materials

  • Binder, notebook paper, dividers, pencils, pens, highlighters

  • Three prong folder

  • Wordly Wise Book 8 and assessment book

  • Loyola Press - Exercises in English Level G and assessment book

  • IEW - The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing

  • Progeny Press study guides (can be purchased via FAITH for $5 each quarter)

  • Novels: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description: Get ready for an exciting year of seeing God’s handiwork in science! Our 7-8th graders will be using Apologia’s General Science book to cover a wide variety of different branches of science. We’ll be looking at topics like astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology to help these students get a solid base before entering into upper-level science classes. Engaging class lectures, hands-on demonstrations, experiments, class projects, and presentations will all be utilized to help drive concepts home. Come join us for another exciting year of science!

Materials needed:
1. Exploring Creation with General Science textbook (Third edition) by Apologia
2. Exploring Creation with General Science student notebook (Third edition) by Apologia
Note: you do not need the test booklet, as the teacher provides the needed quizzes and tests.
3. 3-ring binder
4. 3X5 index cards
*There will be a $25 material fee for all students.

Teacher:  Sherri Jarvis

Class Description: In addition to the Map Skills workbook, we will use the atlas, globes, and PowerPoint presentations to help students build on their current map skills while solving exciting mysteries in places all over the world.  Through their “travels,” they will develop a variety of map skills and be able to locate numerous areas.

Supplies:  Pencils, paper, small, 3-ring notebook, ruler, glue, scissors, and index cards.

Texts:

  • Map Skills by World Book (Social Studies Workbook for the Middle Grades)

  • Merriam-Webster’s Student Atlas

Teacher: Matt Reinhart


Class Description: We will be learning from the textbook titled "All American History - Uniting America's History, Piece by Piece" Volume II. Students will learn from a text that is specifically designed for a homeschool/co-op environment as well as coming from a faith-based point of view. This volume is also intended for this age group. The text itself covers the time frame of American history from its exploration to early nineteenth expansion and includes its colonization and revolution. My philosophy of teaching is to ensure the student remains involved and interacts with the class. I encourage respectful and structured conversation and debate. I especially believe this is important at the high school level to ensure the students are more prepared for post high school education.
 

Materials purchased by student:

  • “All American History - Uniting America's History, Piece by Piece" Volume II Student Reader

  • “All American History – Uniting America’s History, Piece by Piece” Volume II Student Activity Book

  • 3 – Ring binder with notebook paper

  • Pens & pencils

5th-12th Grade Math Lab

Teacher: Jois Levy

Class Description: I will be available for help in mastering basic math skills up to and through Algebra 1 and geometry. Students provide their own curriculum. This will not be a formal teaching class. Students may ask for help in reinforcing skills they are learning.

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description: Our High Schoolers will be “diving into” an underwater study of God’s handiwork in our oceans, lakes & rivers this year. Apologia’s Marine Biology course contains 16 modules that cover a wide range of topics from plate tectonics, the first four kingdoms of sea creatures, marine ecology, and an in-depth study of the ocean zones. Engaging class lectures, in-class demonstrations, projects, and dissections will all be utilized to bring concepts taught in class to another level. It’s going to be a great year and a great course for our students who took Biology last year (although taking Biology first is not a prerequisite).

Materials needed:
1. Exploring Creation with Marine Biology textbook (2nd edition) by Apologia
2. Exploring Creation with Marine Biology student notebook (2nd edition) by Apologia
Note: test booklets are not needed as the teacher will provide all quizzes and tests
3. 3-ring binder
4. 3x5 index cards
5. Dissection tools—here’s an example of what’s needed: DR Instruments 61936PCT Precision Dissection Kit, Hard Plastic Case, Assorted Color https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TAA0P6A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MqXREb9C85HGC
**There will be an extra fee for dissection kits and experiment materials.

Teacher: Lindsay Darienzo

Class Description: English at FAITH does not lack any aspect that encourages strong writers and creative thinking! We cover all the areas of English - grammar, vocabulary, writing, and literature (with a strong emphasis on writing and literature). The IEW for this course teaches students to compose essays and arguments based on progymnasmata. This approach to composition emphasizes the classical method of building up the student’s reasoning and articulation skills through a series of interrelated rhetorical exercises. Students will also receive instruction in grammar and vocabulary through Easy Grammar exercises and Wordly Wise. Our students will read 4 novels this year, as listed below. In addition to the novels, we will use Progeny Press workbooks to discuss the novel from a biblical worldview. As you can tell, this course is packed with learning. Be sure to join us this year!

Materials:

  1. Easy Grammar 11 
         Workbook: Click Here
         Test booklet: Click Here

  2. Wordly Wise 11 (4th edition, this is important because other editions have different exercises) 
         
    Workbook: Click Here
         Test booklet: Click Here
     

  3. Novels: We will use progeny press study guides along with each novel. Faith prints these for $5. You are responsible for purchasing the novel. 
         The Call of the Wild
         Romeo and Juliet
         The Hound of Baskerville
         The Great Gatsby
     

  4. IEW - Classical Rhetoric Through Structure and Style: Writing Lessons Based on the Progymnasmata 
         Student Workbook: Click Here

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

Class Description: English at FAITH doesn’t lack any aspect that encourages strong writers and creative thinking! With an emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, and writing, this challenging course teaches students to compose essays and arguments based on the Progymnasmata, the most successful enduring collection of rhetorical exercises in the Western tradition. This approach to composition emphasizes the classical method of building up the student's reasoning and articulation skills through a series of interrelated rhetorical exercises.


Students in the honors class will not be differentiated for "writing more," but, instead, will have the unique opportunity to take part in a supplemental literary analysis track of the Bible. Students will learn about setting, character, plot, poetic devices, and many other literary elements as it relates to purposefully reading and studying the Bible. Students will also receive unique instruction of SAT vocabulary prep through a workbook published by the Seberson Method, a vocabulary building strategy that prides itself on improving SAT vocabulary scores with their proven method of contextual understanding of vocabulary versus rote memorization.

*Only 10th-12th grade students will be admitted into the Honors class unless previously enrolled in the 8-9th grade English class at FAITH with a B average and teacher recommendation. Students new to FAITH should prepare documentation with English classwork from the 2019-2020 school year upon enrollment. Students enrolled in the Honors class are expected to maintain an 80% B average at every quarterly report card.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Binder, notebook paper, pencil, pen, dividers, highlighters, index cards

  • (2) Three prong folder 

  • Bible (or access to a virtual one)

  • Seberson Method: New SAT® Vocabulary Workbook: Over 700 High-Frequency Words to Master - Workbook Edition

  • IEW -  Classical Rhetoric through Structure and Style

  • Easy Grammar Ultimate Series - Grade 11 and assessment book 

  • Progeny Press study guides (can be purchased via FAITH for $5 each quarter)

  • Novels: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

Teacher: Matt Reinhart


Class Description: We will be learning from the textbook titled "All American History - Uniting America's History, Piece by Piece" Volume II. Students will learn from a text that is specifically designed for a homeschool/co-op environment as well as coming from a faith-based point of view. This volume is also intended for this age group. The text itself covers the time frame of American history from its exploration to early nineteenth expansion and includes its colonization and revolution. My philosophy of teaching is to ensure the student remains involved and interacts with the class. I encourage respectful and structured conversation and debate. I especially believe this is important at the high school level to ensure the students are more prepared for post high school education.
 

Materials purchased by student:

  • “All American History - Uniting America's History, Piece by Piece" Volume II Student Reader

  • “All American History – Uniting America’s History, Piece by Piece” Volume II Student Activity Book

  • 3 – Ring binder with notebook paper

  • Pens & pencils

Teacher:  Sherri Jarvis

Class Description: We will have interactive activities on banking, housing, shopping, credit, jobs, applications, paying bills, official contracts & documents, and tire changing.  The health side will deal with various issues confronting today’s teens, such as drugs & alcohol, stress, food-related issues, self-esteem, goal setting, hygiene, and knowing your body. 

Texts:

  • Living on Your Own Simulation by Walch Publishing

  • Prentice-Hall Health, Adapted Reading and Note Taking Guide

 

Supplies:  Pencils, paper, small, 3-ring notebook, ruler, glue, scissors, and index cards.

5th-12th Grade Math Lab

Teacher: Jois Levy

Class Description: I will be available for help in mastering basic math skills up to and through Algebra 1 and geometry. Students provide their own curriculum. This will not be a formal teaching class. Students may ask for help in reinforcing skills they are learning.

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