HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

2019-2020

 

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 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 (see Homeschool tab).

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 class.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

 Teacher: Jo'is Levy

Class Description:

One your child has learned to read, they can read to learn exciting facts about the world around them! Students will love this fascinating class about the world we live in. From senses and simple machines, to squirrels, sunflowers, and seasons, our class will be filled with so many interesting facts about the world that God created. By understanding observable aspects of God's creation, students will develop a greater reverence for the Master Designer who planned it. Carefully explained hands-on activities and demonstrations will help your child become more interested in science and better understand basic science concepts. The study of plants, animals, insects, energy, health, seasons, and the five sense provide an excellent introduction to science, with emphasis on building interest, furthering reading skills, and developing your child's vocabulary. 

Materials purchased by student:

  • Colored pencils

  • Markers

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Pocket folder 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Teacher: Jo'is Levy

Class Description: 

This year we will be using the ABEKA reading program.  It is a phonics based reading system.  The 1st 4 readers help the student review 1 and 2 vowel words, and the next 9 readers help the student incorporate reading principles into age-appropriate stories.  By the end of the year, the student should be able to use phonics blends and special sounds to read complete stories.  We will also work on reading comprehension in this class.  I have had very good success in using this curriculum for teaching reading. 

Materials purchased by the student: 

Colored pencils

Wide ruled notebook

Pocket folder

Textbook: Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessos

Textbook: Abeka Basic Phonics Reader K05

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 Teacher: Jo'is Levy

Class Description:

We will be learning about the different continents of the world, what a globe is, the difference between a globe and a map, and simple map reading skills.  We will explore a different people group each week to learn about the area, terrain, climate, lifestyle, clothing, housing, food, and language.  This should be a fun class for introducing students to the world outside of our town.

 

Materials purchased by the student:  

Colored pencils

Markers

Scissors

Glue

Pocket folder 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

 Teacher: Jo'is Levy

Class Description:

​Would you love for your child to be able to write in complete sentences? This one-page-per-day text provides the information your child needs to use words and express them effectively! After completing this text, your child will be able to capitalize significant words; end a sentence with correct punctuation; recognize rhyming words, compound words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and contractions; use prefixes and suffixes; alphabetize words; and even to write original stories on specific topics.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Colored pencils

  • Dry erase marker (fine tip) NOT BOLD

  • Pocket folder

  • Wide ruled notebook

  • Abeka Language Seatwork Text 1 (4th Edition)

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Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description:

Show your child the hand of God in His Creation of man and man’s environment through  Abeka's Exploring God’s World. Study the senses of the human body, the process of photosynthesis, the classifications of animals, the characteristics of different climates, and more. Experiment with fun “Something to Try” exercises throughout the book that calls your child to practice what he’s learning. “Comprehension Checks” and “Terms to Remember” help your child apply and remember science facts as he explores God’s World.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Abeka's Exploring God's World - 3rd grade

  • notebook
  • pencils, colored pencils, markers, scissors, and glue

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Teacher: Jo'is Levy

Class Description: 

Master multiplication and division with Abeka's Arithmetic 3. Help your child apply arithmetic concepts to everyday situations through word problems and measurement conversions. Graduate into work with fractions as your child learns to reduce, add, and subtract these parts of a whole. Supplemental problems in the back of the book provide for ample review and added implementation. Help your child establish many foundational arithmetic concepts as he progresses through Arithmetic 3.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Textbook: Abeka's Arithmetic 3

  • notebook
  • colored pencils, markers, pencils, scissors, and glue

      

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Teacher: Janice McLaulin

Class Description:

We sometimes need to go back to the basics.  In this class we return to the conventions of English and Language. We will work towards using descriptive detail and literary devices, such as dialogue, point of view, figurative language to expand their knowledge of grammar, spelling and mechanics. We will write letters, compose poetry, critique a movie and much more to flex their “idea” muscles and learn to express those ideas.

Materials purchased by student: 

  • spiral notebook, pencils, colored pencils

  • Scholastic: Extra Practice for Struggling Readers/ Word Study grade 3-6

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Teacher: Janice McLaulin

Class Description: 

Components, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing, graphic organizers. . . sounds boring but these are the keys to reading.  The answer is how to make it fun and exciting.  You incorporate a wide variety of reading and more reading. We will read fables & folktales, readers theatre/choral reading, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, recipes, newspapers, well you get the idea.  From “Josefina’s Story Quilt," "Oscar Otter," "Henry and Mudge," "Frog and Toad Together," and “Miss Rumphius." We will use these keys to open the door to reading! "The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more Places You'll Go!"

Materials purchased by student:

  • notebook, pencils, scissors, colored pencils

  • Progeny Press study guide

  • Books: Josefina's Story Quilt, Oscar Otter, Henry and Mudge, Frog and Toad Together, and Miss Rumphius

  • Scholastic Reading Comprehension & Fluency: grades 2-3

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

 Teacher: Janice McLaulin

Class Description: 

We will travel from classroom to community to country.  Studying maps, resources, history, culture and more. What do our symbols represent, where is the flag flown, America’s Independence, significance of national holidays, as an adventure in geography. A hands on class by utilizing art activities, research, class discussion and even drama to build on the fundamentals of a social world.  By interviewing a veteran or writing a letter to a state representative we take the ideas and concepts into a concrete setting.

In lieu of a textbook, a $10.00 fee will be applied to this class so that notebooks can be made by the teacher for each student with the materials needed. Thank you.

Materials purchased by student: 

  • spiral notebook, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, notebook, glue stick

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM FIRST SEMESTER ONLY

 Teacher: Camille Holder-Brown

Class Description: 

Get ready to make some art with food and design packaging for a prototype product you create! Additionally students will learn art terminology, learn about different artists, and meet for field trips to visit galleries. Lastly at the culmination of the semester, students will exhibit their work, create an artistic bio for themselves and give a one page report on which artist inspires them the most. We will do this with fun activities such as vegetable stamping, rice and beans art color by number, collages, making paper mache and digital media!   

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description:

Using Apologia's Christian-based science curriculum, students will learn all about some fascinating aquatic animals and their amazing habitats. Students will be covering creatures such as whales, sharks, and dolphins, along with some of the lesser-known (but equally as important) creatures like sea sponges and coral. 

Engaging lectures, hands-on labs, class projects, journal activities, and so much more will be used to help instill a love of God's underwater creations in our students.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Apologia's Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day

  • Apologia's Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day note booking journal

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers
  • 3x5 index cards
  • colored pencils, pens, pencils, scissors, and glue

     

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teacher: Lindsay Darienzo

Class Description: ​​

We will be reading the following books:

  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord

  • Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

We will be using Progeny Press Study Guides along with the reading curriculum which will include:

  • Background on the authors and story

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Vocabulary activities related to the story

  • General content questions

  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it

  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture.

Grammar: Easy Grammar Grade 5

Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 5

Writing: IEW - Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

Materials purchased by student:

  • Novels: In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson , Carry on Mr. Bowditch, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charlotte's Web

  • Progeny Press: In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson , Carry on Mr. Bowditch, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charlotte's Web study guides (can be purchased through Progeny Press or $5 from FAITH)

  • IEW: IEW - Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales  (student workbook)

  • Easy Grammar Grade 5 student workbook, along with test booklet

  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grad (third edition), along with test booklet

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description:

Using The Mystery of History Volume IV - Wars of Independence to Modern Times, students will be taught a historically accurate and Christian-based view of our world's history from the time of the "Wars of Independence" (1708) to Modern Time. There will be engaging class lectures, enrichment activities (such as class skits, reading/writing assignments, crafts, and more) to bring these time periods to life. 

Mystery of History does an outstanding job at threading people and events together through history (think Johann Sebastian Bach mixed with the 13 Original Colonies), all of this accompanied by a strong Christian emphasis. 

Materials purchased by student:

  • The Mystery of History Volume IV - Wars of Independence of Modern Times

  • Student Guide for Road Trip: A Journey Across The United States (FAITH will provide this, parents will just need to cover the cost of the supplies to make journals).

  • 3 ring binder with college-lined notebook paper and dividers

  • pens, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, and glue

  • index cards

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Teacher: Lindsay Darienzo

Class Description:

​​Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! The activities and projects in this course are sure to delight and inspire your young minds. They’ll begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. Along the way, your students will make their own bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they’re discovering about the world and how it works. This exciting course will give your students a love for learning and a confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Apologia: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics textbook and notebooking journal 

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Teacher: Mandy Hallock

Class Description: ​​

Using IEW's U.S. History - Based writing lessons, students will develop their skill with the Structure and Style Writing Method while learning about interesting, important people and events in U.S. history from the explorers to the twentieth century.

 

We will be reading the following books:

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • Holes by Louis Sacher

  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

We will be using Progeny Press Study Guides along with the reading curriculum which will include:

  • Background on the authors and story

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Vocabulary activities related to the story

  • General content questions

  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it

  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture.

Grammar: Easy Grammar Grade 6

Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 6

Writing: IEW - U.S. History Based Writing Lessons

Materials purchased by student:

  • Novels: The Giver, Holes, The Hiding Place, Anne of Green Gables

  • Progeny Press: The Giver, Holes, The Hiding Place, and Anne of Green Gables study guides (can be purchased through Progeny Press or $5 from FAITH)

  • IEW: IEW - U.S. History Based Writing Lessons (student workbook)

  • Easy Grammar Grade 6 student workbook, along with test booklet

  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 6 (third edition), along with test booklet

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Teacher: Lindsay Darienzo

Class Description: ​​

Using IEW's U.S. History - Based writing lessons, students will develop their skill with the Structure and Style Writing Method while learning about interesting, important people and events in U.S. history from the explorers to the twentieth century.

 

We will be reading the following books:

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • Holes by Louis Sacher

  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

We will be using Progeny Press Study Guides along with the reading curriculum which will include:

  • Background on the authors and story

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Vocabulary activities related to the story

  • General content questions

  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it

  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture.

Grammar: Easy Grammar Plus 

Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 7

Writing: IEW - U.S. History Based Writing Lessons

Materials purchased by student:

  • Novels: The Giver, Holes, The Hiding Place, Anne of Green Gables

  • Progeny Press: The Giver, Holes, The Hiding Place, and Anne of Green Gables study guides (can be purchased through Progeny Press or $5 from FAITH)

  • IEW: IEW - U.S. History Based Writing Lessons (student workbook)

  • Easy Grammar Plus student workbook, along with test booklet

  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 7 (third edition), along with test booklet

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Class Description:

Using The Mystery of History Volume IV - Wars of Independence to Modern Times, students will be taught a historically accurate and Christian-based view of our world's history from the time of the "Wars of Independence" (1708) to Modern Time. There will be engaging class lectures, enrichment activities (such as class skits, reading/writing assignments, crafts, and more) to bring these time periods to life. 

Mystery of History does an outstanding job at threading people and events together through history (think Johann Sebastian Bach mixed with the 13 Original Colonies), all of this accompanied by a strong Christian emphasis. 

Materials purchased by student:

  • The Mystery of History Volume IV - Wars of Independence of Modern Times

  • Student Guide for Road Trip: A Journey Across The United States (FAITH will provide this, parents will just need to cover the cost of the supplies to make journals).

  • 3 ring binder with college-lined notebook paper and dividers

  • pens, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, and glue

  • index cards

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teacher: Michelle Kalphat

Class Description:


Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance - High School Edition for Homeschool

This course is designed to teach students how to manage their money and to give them the tools and knowledge that will help them ‘win with money right from the start’. God’s way.

From learning What is Personal Finance and Understanding the evolution of American’s dependence on credit and
Developing Communication strategies for managing money and discussing financial issues to budgeting, compromising, saving, giving, sacrificing, making wiser decisions with your money - all of it will become clearer.

Please note that his class is only ONE hour, therefore, the price is $50/month.

FIRST SEMESTER ONLY (September-December)

Materials purchased by student:

  • 3 ring binder with college-lined notebook paper

  • Textbook: Foundations in Personal Finance High School, Homeschool Student Text, by Dave Ramsey, Grades 8-12

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Teacher: Camille Holder-Brown

Class Description:

Prepare your child for chemistry and physics through the foundational principles taught in Science: Matter and Energy. Start out with scientific measurements and the different forms of matter and graduate into the foundations of chemical reactions and properties of magnets and electricity. With proofs for Creation, section and chapter reviews, and over 500 pictures, charts, and graphs, your child will be able to smoothly transition into chemistry from their study of Science: Matter and Energy.​

 

Materials purchased by student:

  • Abeka Science: Matter and Energy textbook, quiz book, test book, and lab manual

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teachers: Kelli Hallock & Mandy Hallock

Class Description:

This class will provide a solid grounding in literary analysis—what to look for when we read a work of literature, the literary devices (characterization, plot, setting, imagery, etc.) commonly used by authors and why they work well, and how authors succeed in conveying tone, theme, character, irony, point of view, and so forth. This course also gives numerous examples and suggestions for helping students develop Christian discernment skills. 

 

We will be focusing on fiction literature with the following:

  • The Scavengers by Michael Perry

  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

  • 100 Best-Loved Poems, 101 Great American Poems, and Great Short Poems by Dover Thrift Editions

We will be using Progeny Press Study Guides along with the reading curriculum which will include:

  • Background on the authors and story

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Vocabulary activities related to the story

  • General content questions

  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it

  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture.

Grammar: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 9 

Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 8

Writing: IEW: Windows to the World 

Materials purchased by student:

  • Novels: The Scavengers, My Side of the Mountain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and 100 Best-Loved Poems, 101 Great American Poems, and Great Short Poems 

  • Progeny Press: The Scavengers study guide, My Side of the Mountain study guide, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer study guide, and An Introduction to Poetry: Forms and Elements study guide (can be purchased through Progeny Press or $5 through FAITH)

  • IEW: Windows to the World (student book only)

  • Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 9 student workbook, along with test booklet

  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 8, along with test booklet (third edition)

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Teacher: Lorena Perman

Class Description: ​This class will have the purpose of introducing students to the Spanish language and its culture. It will allow them to understand and communicate the basic elements to the language, facilitating the opportunity to listen, speak, read, and write within a specific context during a simple regular interaction with it. Grammar will be integrated throughout each lesson as it will be necessary for the grammatical structure of the language and needed for the understanding of advanced courses. Students will also have the opportunities to get insights of the Spanish culture.

This course will not be necessarily textbook dependent since the teacher will provide information through different materials. Nevertheless, there will be two workbooks for the study and practice of the different topics that will be covered throughout the school year.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Spanish/English dictionary

  • Workbook: Spanish Middle/High School by Cynthia Downs (Carson-Dellosa Publishing)

  • Workbook: Practice Makes Perfect/Intermediate Spanish Grammar by Giada Nissenberg, PhD (McGraw Hill Edu.)

  • notebook paper, pencils, pens, and colored pencils

  • index cards

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Teacher: Matt Reinhart

Class Description: 

This class will not only cover the history of American government, and what makes our system work today, but also give the student the opportunity to debate past and current issues in a constructive and respectful manner. I believe in open discussion about government, but I also stress the importance of doing so respectfully. 

I have some fun ideas that will keep the student energetic and enthusiastic about this topic such as possible guest speakers and even field trips to be able to witness our government officials in action. 

Classroom activities will include, but not limited to, discussions of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights as well as other documents that make up our laws that we have today.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Textbook: Declaration Statesmanship: A Course in American Government (Richard Ferrier and Andrew Seeley)

  • Textbook: Declaration Statesmanship: Book of Readings 

  • notebook paper, pencils, and pens.

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

Class Description: This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and 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, 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, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete 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.

Materials purchased by student:

  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology Basic Set (student textbook and the Solutions and Test Manual)

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

Class Description: 

This course introduces students to great American literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Authors that will be discussed include: Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and more.

We will be focusing on fiction literature and a unit on poetry with the following:

  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

We will be using Progeny Press Study Guides along with the reading curriculum which will include:

  • Background on the authors and story

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Vocabulary activities related to the story

  • General content questions

  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it

  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture.

Grammar: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 10 

Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 10

Writing: IEW: Excellence in Literature - American Literature

Materials purchased by student:

  • Novels: The Screwtape Letters, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Hunger Games, and To Kill a Mockingbird. 

  • Progeny Press: The Screwtape Letters study guide, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn study guide, The Hunger Games study guide, and To Kill a Mockingbird study guide (can be purchased through Progeny Press or $5 through FAITH)

  • IEW: Excellence in Literature - American Literature

  • Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 10 student workbook, along with test booklet

  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 10, along with test booklet 

  • notebook paper and pencils

  • 3 ring binder with page dividers

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