Our 2019-2020 Class Offerings
For High school
It is our desire that our high school classes offer our students the ability to continue with the co-op through the completion of 12th grade. We hope in offering this level we can help families stay together throughout their homeschool journey and foster lifelong friendships that carry them through graduation and beyond.
Our high school classes are geared towards providing:
- quality academic courses while offering a Christian worldview and perspective to the material studied
- offer our students the opportunity to learn valuable skills; such as time management, meeting deadlines, timed testing environments, accountability for completed work, and study skills
- English and history classes that are rich and challenging and can receive honors credit upon completion
- elective classes that offer skill-building, enrichment, and round out their transcripts with a diversity of classes.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the coursework or expectations for our high school level.
English Literature & Composition & History
Our English and history programs are scheduled to follow the 4 year cycle established by the Tapestry of Grace (TOG) program. For the 2019_2020 school year, we will use the TOG Year 3 curriculum which covers Byzantium through the signing of the Constitution. Coursework for this class will revolve around the weekly topics set forth in the Tapestry program.
English Literature & Composition
Classic Literature of the World
In Year 3, we study British, American, and Russian authors of the 19th century. Our 19th century overview will also include some shorter works from such authors as Goethe, Twain, Dickens, Stowe, Crane, Melville, Ibsen, Conrad, Tolstoy, and Wilde, as well as short works of poetry that we will read and analyze. Besides offering a great introduction to these works and learning to use tools of literary analysis, this course ties into the student’s historical and worldview studies so that both are enhanced.
Students will earn one full Honors English Literature and Composition credit upon completion of this course. Another credit option: one-half credit in British Literature and one-half credit in World Literature.
Curriculum: Tapestry of Grace Year 3 (digital) curriculum; TOG Poetics supplement; students will also need to acquire additional literature books per the TOG reading list; TOG Rhetoric evaluations supplement (all of the above items are 1 per family not per student or per class).
Tapestry of Grace History/Geography/Government
Tapestry of Grace Year 3: 19th Century from Napoleon to Teddy Roosevelt
Western Civilization 3
From the TOG website: This world history course begins with U.S. President John Adams and continues through William McKinley, covering major events of the 1800’s. Students will follow developments in the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, China, and Japan. Of particular focus are the Congress of Vienna, Victorian England, Manifest Destiny, Marx and Communism, the American Civil War, and European Imperialism.
Students will earn one full honors history credit upon completion of this course. (Another credit option: U.S. History: one-half credit and World History: one-half credit). Students can also earn a partial geography credit (subsequent years in the program accumulates for a full geography credit); and a partial government credit (subsequent years in the program accumulates for a full government credit)
Curriculum: Tapestry of Grace Year 3 (digital) curriculum; Map Aids supplement; TOG Government supplement; students will also need to acquire additional history books per the TOG reading list; TOG Rhetoric evaluations supplement (all of the above items are 1 per family not per student or per class)
Our elective classes round out our students' transcripts with a diversity of classes that are intended to build skills, enrich, and equip our students with tools that will prepare them for high school and beyond. Therefore, it is our intent that the classes will challenge our students, but not offer the academic workload of core classes.
Our elective courses will NOT be finalized until registration is complete so that we can determine class need. On the application you will indicate your intended class choices for each semester. Once all applications are in we will determine if we have enough students for each class to be viable and if any classes need to be offered twice. Classes may be cancelled if not enough students are registered.
Worldview (semester class):
The Understanding the Times curriculum outlines the differences between Christianity and the other prominent worldviews vying for allegiance in Western culture: Islam, Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Marxism, and New Age. In a time when more than half of all Christians lose their faith in college, this curriculum will prepare students to defend their Christian worldview. Discussions in class will include identifying these worldviews in the student's everyday life in areas such as media, movies, books, news, etc. Our hope is that student's will leave this class better able to identify the worldviews that are unseen but visible all around them and equip them with a Christian worldview response.
Foundations in Personal Finance (semester class):
This class will be an introduction to personal finance and basic economics. Utilizing Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance Curriculum, students will explore topics such as savings, budgeting, debt, consumer awareness, paying for college, bargain shopping, investment and retirement, taxes, and giving. These topics will be presented in an effort to educate students on sound principles of money management and taught using Biblical principles. This class will also offer a thought provoking project where students will research for themselves their plans for life after high school. This project will lead students on a journey to uncover some real world realities awaiting them after high school such as college, how you will pay for it, exploring the cost of insurance, housing, utilities, cost of living in various places, etc. Once completed, students have a portfolio containing financial research they have uncovered for themselves. This project has been eye-opening and impacting on students who have completed this project in the past.
SAT/College Prep - recommended for 10th grade - 12th (semester class):
This class will help students prepare for the SAT, ACT, college applications, and college interviews and also provide the opportunity to hear from students who have already graduated. The class will include practice tests and tips to improve SAT/ACT scores. In class, students will work on test taking strategies and practice the tests in a timed, group environment. This course will also provide some personal help with practice college interviews and/or working on application essays.
Health (semester class):
Utilizing the Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle by Susan Boe, students will learn the Biblical truth about bodily health for teens in the context of right relationships and healthy behavior. Trustworthy curriculum encourages right choices and reflects on the eternally significant value of knowing Jesus Christ. Topics include the review of major body systems, nutrition, fitness and exercise, infectious diseases, effects of stress, body image, and basic first aid. Authored by experienced Christian educator with a desire to provide strong Christian health curriculum materials. This class can satisfy the 1/2 credit for high school health.