The classes below will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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 a smaller number of students (K4-K5: 10 students; 1st-4th: 15 students; 6th-12th: 20 students). 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.

Monday & Wednesday Classes 2022-2023

To see a schedule overview, click on "schedule overview" in the drop down tab and check your downloads. It will download in your files.
Kids in Preschool
K4-K5 Program (9:00-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Andraia Lee

I am so excited about what this school year has to offer for your child! As a combined class, we will be learning through play! Learning through play for younger children helps them to understand the world through a lens that is easy for them to comprehend. Ways that I plan to accomplish this is by pretend play, structured and unstructured play, art, puzzles, reading, building, nature, and games. Each of these activities is going to be integrated into their weekly lessons. The combination of hands-on activities and structured class time will make my goals for your child easy to reach! 

My goal by the end of this year is for your child to know their alphabet and their sounds. They will be able to read some sight words to prepare for higher grades. They will know how to properly use their pencil and write their letters and numbers along with simple words. Your child will leave my classroom with an understanding of counting, basic geometry, matching, understanding the order of numbers (between, before, and after), understanding contrasting numbers (same, greater than, less than), understanding length comparisons. 

 

Curriculum: Abeka K5: Numbers Skills book (https://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=302503&childSbn=99384), Letters and Sounds book (https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=302465),Social Studies book (https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=302538), and Basic Phonics Readers - "I Learn to Read" set (https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=101109).

Materials:

(1:00-2:00 PM Science)

 

Curriculum: DK Workbooks - K Science 

Materials:

Spinner Dolphins
1st-2nd Science (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Ronnie Fedun

God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, part of Apologia’s Young Explorer Series, covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, our class will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

 

Materials: pencils, crayons, folder

 

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

Outdoor Reading
1st-2nd Reading (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Melissa Chadwell

This year's goal is to take students on a learning adventure and have fun while doing it! Students will learn to recognize rhyming words, opposite words, same-meaning words, compound words, and contractions. We will learn to become better readers through understanding vocabulary words and checking our comprehension along the way. We will also enjoy reading some fun chapter books throughout the school year.

 

Materials: Sharpened wooden pencils (please no mechanical), crayons or sharpened colored pencils, 2-two pocket/3 prong folder, 2 glue sticks, kid scissors, highlighter, and spiral notebook.

 

Curriculum: School Zone - Big Reading 1-2 Workbook

I will also incorporate activities, games, chapter books, foldables, and more into our class time.

By the Great Wall of China
1st-2nd Geography (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Michele McLean

Join our expedition as we stroll on the Great Wall of China, ramble through the Amazon Rainforest, and safari through the Serengeti!  This class will study various countries on every continent. We will learn about people groups, history, culture, and geography. So grab your passports, and get ready to travel with us as we gallop the globe.

 

Materials: Binder, pencils, and colored pencils

                     Primary Atlas (Rand McNally) 

 

Curriculum: Geography notebook: (printed by FAITH $25)

                  

** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Student Learning Mathematics
1st-2nd Math (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Melissa Chadwell

In our class, our goal is to write and recognize numbers 1-100, understand the order of numbers (between, before, and after), understand contrasting numbers (same, greater than, less than), begin the concept of money and counting coins, understand length comparisons along with adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers. We are going to have a lot of fun with numbers!

 

Materials: Sharpened wooden pencils (please no mechanical), crayons or sharpened colored pencils, 2-two pocket/3 prong folder, 2 glue sticks, kid scissors, highlighter, and spiral notebook.

 

Curriculum: School Zone - Big Math Workbook Grades 1-2

I will also incorporate activities, games, foldables, and more into our class time.

In the Classroom
1st-2nd Writing (11:00-12:00 AM)
Teacher: Melissa Chadwell

This class is an introduction to writing where students will learn the foundations to become confident, creative, and expressive writers. Students will study how to model writing and will construct paragraphs and stories from these models. They will also be given the opportunity to read aloud their writing and meet a couple local authors who have written their own books!

Materials: Sharpened wooden pencils (please no mechanical), crayons or sharpened colored pencils, 2-two pocket/3 prong folder, 2 glue sticks, kid scissors, highlighter, and spiral notebook.

 

Curriculum: Practice Writing Pad with blank pages Lakeshore Writing Prompts Journal Grades 1-2

I will also incorporate activities, games, foldables, and more into our class time.

Math Exercises
3rd-4th Math (11:00-12:00 AM)
Teacher: Leeanne Zablosky

Students in the combined 3rd-4th grade math class will be reviewing addition and subtraction, learning about/applying properties of multiplication and division, memorizing math facts, exploring measurements, geometric figures, fractions, and decimals through use of lesson presentations, manipulatives, and team activities.  

 

Materials: Coated two-pocket folder, soft zippered pencil case, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, pencils, yellow highlighter, eraser, ruler, play money (paper & coin), and colored pencils.

 

Curriculum: We will be using MCP (Modern Curriculum Press) Mathematic Level D (2005 edition) in class this year. 

The required consumable book can be found using this link: MCP Mathematics Level D Student Edition (2005 Edition)

Dark Rainforest Path
3rd-4th Geography (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Michele McLean

Join our expedition as we stroll on the Great Wall of China, ramble through the Amazon Rainforest, and safari through the Serengeti!  This class will study various countries on every continent. We will learn about people groups, history, culture, and geography. So grab your passports, and get ready to travel with us as we gallop the globe.

 

Materials: Geography notebook: (printed by FAITH $25)

 

Curriculum: Materials: Binder, pencils, and colored pencils

                         Junior Classroom Atlas (Rand McNally)

** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Whale Shark
3rd-4th Science (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Ronnie Fedun

God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, part of Apologia’s Young Explorer Series, covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, our class will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

 

Materials: pencils, crayons, folder

 

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

Writing with Pen
3rd-4th Writing (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Melissa Chadwell

Students will study how to model writing and will construct paragraphs and stories from these models. This class will also introduce students to the excitement of writing in different genres, including mysteries, science fiction, and nonfiction. Students will learn to plan, create, self-edit, and publish stories and reports. 

Materials: Sharpened wooden pencils (please no mechanical), crayons or sharpened colored pencils, 2-two pocket/3 prong folder, 2 glue sticks, kid scissors, highlighter, and spiral notebook.

Curriculum: School Zone - Cursive Writing Workbook Grades 3-4

I will also incorporate activities, games, foldables, and more into our class time.

Open Book
3rd-4th Reading (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Melissa Chadwell

Reading is an adventure! We will prepare our students for higher level thinking as we read through chapter books and focus on vocabulary, main ideas, and details in an organized and fun way! We will also continue to work on spelling lists to promote good reading AND writing.

 

Materials: Sharpened wooden pencils (please no mechanical), crayons or sharpened colored pencils, 2-two pocket/3 prong folder, 2 glue sticks, kid scissors, highlighter, and spiral notebook.

Curriculum: Lakeshore Reading Comprehension Daily Practice Journal Grades 3-4

I will also incorporate activities, games, foldables, and more into our class time.

Palm Trees
5th-6th Florida History (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Leeanne Zablosky

"Few people realize how new Florida is, or that, aside from the early (indigenous peoples) and Spanish settlements, Florida has grown up in the course of a single man's lifetime.  In the early 1900's, Florida was still frontier country with vast stretches of unexplored wilderness, woodland, and swamp." (excerpt from forward of Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski)

The Florida State History class will explore the Sunshine State's interesting past and learn about its unique present of resources, geography, plants, wildlife, people, sports, ocean/gulf and marine life while creating a Florida State Notebook. 

 

Curriculum:  

1. Florida State History Student Book by Joy Dean (Be sure to choose Florida in the drop down box when ordering.)

https://www.statehistory.net/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96_93&products_id=181

2. My State Notebook by Abeka

https://www.statehistory.net/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96_93&products_id=183

3. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

https://www.amazon.com/Strawberry-Girl-Anniversary-Trophy-Newbery/dp/0064405850

4. Dolphin Adventure by Wayne Grover

https://www.amazon.com/Dolphin-Adventure-Story-Wayne-Grover/dp/0380732521/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3A9WSJI2DPCXO&keywords=Dolphin+Adventure&qid=1654876842&s=books&sprefix=dolphin+adventure%2Cstripbooks%2C94&sr=1-1

Materials: 

Scissors, glue sticks, colored pencils, coated two-pocket folder,  soft zippered pencil case, yellow highlighter, large manila envelope to hold extra materials, and Florida tourist literature/pamphlets.

 

*Call or write for a set of free tourist literature at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start of class in September.

888-7FLA USA, visitflorida.commyflorida.com, & Visit Florida

                                                                        2540 W. Executive Center Circle, Suite 200

                                                                        Tallahassee, FL 32301

 

For families wanting to get a head start on collecting materials for the year, this is a list of needed items:

Photo of student, free tourist literature, picture or drawing of Florida license plate, Photo of three public servants (mailman, fireman, etc.), picture/information about student's particular city/town, leaf (or picture of leaf) from the state tree, general information about our state capital, name and pictures of Governor DeSantis, our two U.S. Senators, & the U.S. Representative from your district as well as any postcards or photos you take that focus on the state of Florida. Original drawings/sketches are welcome as well. (All of this can be kept in the large manila folder.) 

Sea Sponges
5th-6th Science (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Zoology. God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. From engaging classroom lectures & hands out labs, to actually doing group dissections, this will be a great year of science for your 5/6th grader!

Materials: Notebook with folders to keep paper, colored pencils

 

Curriculum:  Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook, Zoology 2 Regular Notebooking Journal

**please note: this is NOT the “Junior” one. The younger students will be using that.

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

Geography Lesson
5th-6th Geography (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Michele McLean

Join our expedition as we stroll on the Great Wall of China, ramble through the Amazon Rainforest, and safari through the Serengeti!  This class will study various countries on every continent. We will learn about people groups, history, culture, and geography. So grab your passports, and get ready to travel with us as we gallop the globe.

Curriculum:  Geography notebook: (printed by FAITH $25)

               

Materials: Binder, pencils, and colored pencils

                     Classroom Atlas (Rand McNally)

 ** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Reading a Book
5th-6th English (11:00-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Michelle McLean

This class will encompass Literature, Writing, and Language Arts. Students will engage in reading comprehension and analysis. Our Language Arts studies will include grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. The writing portion of the class will teach students a solid foundation in descriptive, informative, and narrative writing, and build self-editing skills. A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing.

 

Curriculum:

Novels -  Jean Craighead George: My Side of the Mountain, Lois Lowry: Number the Stars, Barbara Robinson: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, C. S. Lewis: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Progeny Press study guides (printed by FAITH - Cost $6)

Wordly Wise 3000 (3rd Edition) - Book 5 and assessment book

Loyola Press: Exercises in English - Level E and assessment book

IEW The Elegant Essay

 

Materials: Binder, loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters 

 ** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Geometry Set
5th Math (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Leeanne Zablosky

Students in the 5th grade math will continue building on the skills they developed in 4th grade math, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios.  They will begin to see how all of creation is filled with patterns and numbers.  Approximately two lessons per class will be taught with time for individual and group practice of new concepts.  Manipulative based learning aids will be used to help reinforce new concepts.  Students will continue to master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Topics include expanded multiplication and division, geometry, fractions, and measurements.  

 

Curriculum:

We will be using Teaching Textbooks 5 (textbook only) in class this year. The required textbook and answer key can be found using this link:

https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-books

The optional, but recommended, 4.0 app (which will allow for online lesson reviews, teaching hints, etc.) may be purchased here:

https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/math5-version4.html

 

Materials: Coated two-pocket folder, soft zippered pencil case, wide-ruled loose leaf paper,  yellow highlighter, pencils, eraser, ruler, and colored pencils.​

Math Class
6th Math (10:00-11:00 PM)
Teacher: Renae Owen

Students in Math 6 will continue building on the skills they developed in Math 5, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios. It is my goal to make math engaging and relevant through games, activities, and project based learning exercises in addition to the daily lesson activities. This year, students can expect to receive more individualized assistance during independent work times, learn cooperatively with other students during math project times, and discover how math is found in creation as well as how we use it every day. 

Curriculum:

We will be using Teaching Textbooks 6 (textbook only) in class this year. The required book and answer key can be found using the link: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-books

 

Materials:  notebook and folder that will be used only for this class, graphing paper, a ruler, protractor, and play money (bills and coins), colored pencils, scissors, and pencils or erasable pens

 

For your reference, you may wish to review this scope and sequence chart:

https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Scope__Sequence_Math_3_to_7.pdf

 

You may also choose to use this placement test to determine your child’s readiness and/or weaknesses before beginning Math 6: https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Math6_Placement-Test.pdf

Math Exercises
7th Math (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Leeanne Zablosky
Students in the 7th grade math will continue building on the skills they developed in 6th grade math, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios. Topics include extensive multiplication and division work, fractions, decimals, and percent.  Students will also learn more about geometric measurements and statistics & probability.  Approximately two lessons per class will be taught with time for individual and group practice of new concepts. 

Curriculum: We will be using Teaching Textbooks 7 (textbook only) in class this year. The required textbook and answer key can be found using this link:

The optional, but recommended, 4.0 app (which will allow for online lesson reviews, teaching hints, etc.) may be purchased here: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-bookshttps://www.teachingtextbooks.com/math7-version4.html

Materials: Coated two-pocket folder, soft zippered pencil case, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, yellow highlighter, pencils, eraser, and ruler.

Colorful Books
7th-8th English (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Michele McLean
This class will encompass Literature, Writing, and Language Arts. Students will engage in reading comprehension and analysis. Our Language Arts studies will include grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. The writing portion of the class will teach students a solid foundation in descriptive, informative, and narrative writing, and build self-editing skills. A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing.

Curriculum: 

Novels - Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Lois Lowry: The Giver, and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit

Progeny Press study guides (printed by FAITH - Cost $6)

Wordly Wise 3000 (3rd Edition) - Book 7 and assessment book

Loyola Press: Exercises in English - Level F and assessment book

IEW The Elegant Essay

                       

Materials: Binder, loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters 

 

** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Solar Eclipse
7th-8th Science (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

This is a true general science course covering a wide range of the branches of science. There is a large component of Earth Science (modules include astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, and environmental science) to give students a great foundation of that broad field of study. Engaging classroom lectures accompanied by hands-on labs, this will be an exciting year of science for your 7/8th grader!

Curriculum: 

General Science, 3rd Edition, Student Textbook, General Science, 3rd Edition, Student Notebook

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-basic-set-general-science-3rd-edition/

(This link includes the test booklet that students do it need)

Materials: Binder with loose leaf paper for note taking, colored pencils

Old Globe
7th-8th History (11:00-12:00 AM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

We will be picking back up with the second half of The Mystery of History (volume III) this year! Covering years 1572-1707, we’ll cover what the author calls, “The Growth of Nations”. We’ll learn about famous characters such as Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, Galileo, and Peter I, as well as major events all over the world such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the founding of Jamestown & so much more! This is not your typical history class where we just memorize names & dates, I try to get my students engrossed in the lessons every class!

Curriculum:  The Mystery of History (Volume III) textbook. If you already have one from last year, you don’t need to purchase a new book!

https://themysteryofhistory.com/store/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii/volume-iii-essential-products/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii-the-renaissance-reformation-and-growth-of-nations-hardback/

Materials: Binder with folders (I provide all the homework packets, students will need a way to keep them together and not get lost).

Math and Geometry Tools
8th Math (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Renae Owen

Teaching Textbooks will be used for all the math classes. Two lessons per class will be taught. The hard copy of the textbook will be required for class.

Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks - Pre-Algebra

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils

Calculate Savings
6th-8th Personal Finance (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Chris Gibson

Personal Finance is a life staple that if learned early can truly make a difference in your future.  Through the Dave Ramsey curriculum we will learn how to navigate financially through life with a great understanding of how money really works.  We will learn basic foundations all the while having fun learning together! Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool emphasizes life application while teaching money principles that will change your students’ lives forever. They will learn how to pay cash for their first car, graduate from college debt-free, give in generous and meaningful ways and more!

Curriculum:  Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool. Student will only need the Middle School Edition Student Workbook. This can be found on https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/education/foundations-home-school

Math Formulas
8th-9th Algebra 1 (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Leeanne Zablosky
Students in Algebra 1 will continue building on the skills they developed in Pre-Algebra, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios. Topics include integers, like terms, equation-solving, rational expressions & equations, powers & exponents, radical expressions, quadratic equations, functions, polynomials, graphing, rate of change & slope, inequalities & radicals, and more as time permits. Approximately two lessons per class will be taught with time for individual and/or group practice of new concepts. 
 
Curriculum: We will be using Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 (textbook only) in class this year. The required book and answer key can be found using this link:

https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-books

The optional, but highly recommended, 4.0 app (which will allow for online lesson reviews, teaching hints, etc. may be purchased here:

https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/algebra1-version4.html

Materials: Three ring binder (1"),  soft zippered pencil case, wide ruled loose leaf paper, graph paper (3 hole punched), pencils, yellow highlighter, eraser, colored pencils, and ruler.