TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Teaching, Training and Equipping our Children for the Purposes of God

Classes

Algebra 1

Teacher: Renee Duffield

Grade Level: 7 to 9

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: none

Mastery of basic properties, solving equations (including simultaneous equations), coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail, and graphing conic sections is introduced. Polynomial operations are also taught.

Prerequisites: successful completion of Pre-Algebra or equivalent

Materials: Chalk Dust Algebra 1 Student text, purchase fromTCA

Supplies: notebook paper, graphing paper, calculator, pencils, ruler

Algebra 2

Teacher: Jessica Garrett

Grade Level: 10 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semester

Chalk Dust Algebra 2. We will cover topics like exponents and radicals, imaginary numbers, polynomials, quadratic formulas, conic sections, and systems of equations.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1

Materials: Chalk Dust Algebra 2 Student text, purchase from TCA

Supplies: 3-ring notebook with notebook paper or notebook for class notes. Scientific calculator.

All About Me

Teacher: Natalie Bodwell

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: none

This is a beginning look at our miraculous bodies and systems. We will be making a lapbook to correspond with each system learned. There will be models made and lots of things to touch ,see, smell and experience!

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: crayons, glue and scissors

American Girl History

Teacher: Angie Brantley

Grade Level: 2 to 5

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: none

Each semester we will be reading about a different American Girl and learn about the time period in which she lived. We will be reading from six books per character. The first segment will focus on "Felicity and Kirsten" will be studied in the second segment. We will be reading the books aloud in class and working on assembling a lap book. Additionally, I will be providing homework sheets. It is recommended, but not required, that the students have copies of the books. Personal copies of the books will aid the students if they miss class and need to get caught up on the reading.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: American Girl books for Felicity and Kirsten suggested, but not required.

Supplies: Folder, pencil, paper, crayons, glue, scissors

American History

Teacher: Karen Roe

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $10

Detailed description will be provided when I have a selected text. My plan is to include activities that will increase writing and presentation skills, as well as some fun crafts.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: TBD

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Analytical Grammar and Beyond the Book Report: Season 3

Teacher: Heidi Davison

Grade Level: 10 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $30/per semester

Don’t be intimidated by the title! This is a great course for high schoolers to improve their writing skills. Students will have extensive review in grammar, punctuation, and typical writing errors. They will improve their writing skills by studying the use of commas and quotations. In the second semester, students will write 3 literary essays, a research paper, and a personal essay.

Prerequisites: 2-3 previous years grammar instruction. This course can stand alone and focuses more on writing.

Materials: Analytical Grammar student workbook

Supplies: 3 ringed binder, college ruled paper, pencils, red pen

Analytical Grammar: Season 1

Teacher: Heidi Davison

Grade Level: 6 to 9

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $30 per semester

Don’t be intimidated by the title! This is a great course for students beginning their grammar/writing journey. Students will learn the different parts of speech and their functions. They will also be introduced to sentence diagramming. In the second semester, students will complete 2 large book reports as well as several writing assignments.

Prerequisites: A general understanding of the different parts of speech or Jr. Analytical Grammar

Materials: AG student book (neon green) and Reinforcement & Review student workbook

Supplies: 3 ringed binder, college ruled paper, pencils, red pen

Analytical Grammar: Season 2

Teacher: Heidi Davison

Grade Level: 8 to 11

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $30 per semester

Students will continue their understanding in the different parts of speech and how they function in a sentence. Deeper explanation and practice will be offered on sentence diagramming. In the second semester, several writing assignments will be given and students will learn how to organize and write about poems, dramas, and prose with figurative language.

Prerequisites: 1-2 years grammar experience with diagramming or AG Season 1

Materials: AG student book (neon green) and Reinforcement & Review student book

Supplies: 3 ringed binder, wide-ruled paper, pencils, red pen

Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher: Ruth Caldwell

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semester to cover labs

During this study of anatomy and physiology, you will be introduced to the world of the human body. This is an introductory level study that will help those who want to go into health fields. We will study the body as a whole, movement and support, coordination and control, circulation and body defense, energy supply and use, and the perpetuation of life. Class will consist of lecture and labs. Labs will consist of looking at slides, dissections, and many hands on activities. Occasionally we may have to come in a little early if we have a dissection that may take a long time. No earlier than 840! Student will be expected to keep a lab journal of all labs done in class, which I will explain the first day of class.

Prerequisites: General Science (and would prefer if student had already taken biology as well)

Materials: Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body (9th ed.) and accompanying study guide (You can usually find these online)

Supplies: Both books, paper for notetaking, pencil, 3 ring binder

Art

Teacher: Kimberly Heatherly

Grade Level: 6 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $50

Different forms of art mediums and terms to give a foundation art. However most work will be hands on (using mixed mediums)

Prerequisites: none

Materials: No book needed but will need the ability to look up terms on materials

Supplies: basic art supplies, such as pencils, pens, rulers, (paints, brushes, etc will be provided with the fee)

Art 1

Teacher: Renee Duffield

Grade Level: 7 to 12

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $40

Topics Covered: elements and principles of design, drawing techniques, in-depth study of value, perspective/shape, line, texture, color, and form, some painting, some 3D, and basics of art history. This will be a very fun class, but it will also be fairly demanding. Students will be expected to work diligently during class and independently in order to complete their pieces. We will strive to create high-quality artwork and be covering techniques at a brisk pace. Failure to participate will result in exclusion from future projects. I know this class is going to be a blast, but please only sign up if you intend to study and produce art.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: sketch pad, drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, and more supplies as the school year progresses such as canvases, paint, and clay. Affordable options and alternatives will be provided

Arts & Crafts

Teacher: Jessica Kerns

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: $10 per child

Fun and simple arts and crafts. Sometimes we will read a story before our craft to go along with it. Throughout the year they may be asked to bring in other supplies but they will be very minimal cost, things that are around the house. (Example: Cereal box, 2 Liter bottle, baby food jar etc.)

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks and one bottle of glue, markers and scissors

Ballet/Tap

Teacher: Michelle Ferguson

Grade Level: 2 to 5

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $20 per year

35 minutes of ballet and 20 minutes of tap. 30 min weekly homework.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Black leotard, pink tights, any color ballet shoes, any color tap shoes

Basic Music

Teacher: Leann Mulligan

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

We will explore music through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening. We will also learn about composers and different genres of music.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: none

Supplies: none

Beginner Art

Teacher: Renee Duffield

Grade Level: 3 to 5

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $40

Introduction into the elements and principles of design, drawing techniques, value, shape, line, texture, color, and form. This will be a very fun class, but it will also be fairly demanding. Students will be expected to work diligently during class and independently in order to complete their pieces.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: sketch pad, drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, and more supplies as the school year progresses such as canvases and paint. Affordable options and alternatives will be provided.

Beginner Cooking Class

Teacher: Jessica Kerns

Grade Level: 1 to 3

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $30 per semester per child

We will learn the basics of cooking, from learning to boil water to make pasta to learning how to bake delicious treats in the oven! This class is great for kids who love to get in the kitchen and do the cooking themselves! They will make ALL recipes from start to finish, it will not be like it is at home with siblings, they will not just add an ingredient or two, they will be doing ALL of the measuring, pouring, flipping etc. They will learn how to operate a stove, how to use a knife, and how to clean up their own messes from cooking.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: A binder with a clear front pocket with a pack of sheet protectors, plain paper (printer paper-only a couple of sheets), colored pencils, a plastic container with a lid to take leftovers home and an apron. There will be times that students are asked to bring certain things from home to use (they will be returned that same day) such as a whisk, a mixing bowl with a lid, muffin tin etc. The kitchen doesn't have enough of these items to cover all of my kiddos and I don't have enough to bring them all from home.

Beginner Dance-Ballet/Tap

Teacher: Michelle Ferguson

Grade Level: Pre-K to 1

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $20 per year

I will choreograph a ballet and tap dance for them to do at performance night to show off the skills they learned during the year. 15 min weekly of homework. Tap shoes are all required for this class.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: tap shoes

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Beginner's Sewing

Teacher: Angie Brantley

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $25 one time fee

A beginning look at hand sewing.

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: Ideally, student should have a sewing box with Needles, Needle Threader, Embroidery Hoop, and scissors.

Biology

Teacher: Ruth Caldwell

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semester

Biology is the study of life. We will study life from the smallest organism up to animals from the Animal Kingdom. Class will consist of labs with a small amount of instruction. Students will be expected to do notebook journal and reading at home as well as closed book tests administered by the parents. We will spend 2 weeks on each of the 16 modules with some work being completed over breaks. I will only be grading tests as grading the study guides and on your own questions in the notebook journals takes too much of class time. I will look at the notebook journals for completion, but parents will be responsible for the actual grade. Participation grades will be given for the notebook journal. Labs will consist of dissection and looking at slides under a microscope, etc. Class may occasionally run into lunch depending on lab.

Prerequisites: general science

Materials: Apologia Biology textbook, student notebook, solutions and test manual

Supplies: Textbook, notebook journal, pencil, colored pencils, and eraser.

Blogging for Profit 101

Teacher: Melissa Langford

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: There will be no class fee, however, the students will be responsible for their own domain registration, hosting fees and any plugins they choose to install on their blogs.

This course will take the student from concept to completion of a blog designed to make money. The course will cover topics of theory such as defining an ideal reader and addressing the reader's pain points, and the tech concepts of working within Wordpress and other web based applications. There will also be a segment on using social media to drive traffic.

Prerequisites: none

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Cantering the Country

Teacher: Meaghan Ownby

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

Learning geography is an adventure, and it's much more than memorizing facts! With Cantering the Country unit study your students will learn: Geography — Learning basic geography of each state through terms, mapping, & more. Science — Learning science by studying the state flowers, trees, animals, and birds. Language Arts — Exploring language arts as we read literature set in each state. Character — Building character by learning to apply the principles of the preamble to the constitution of each state. History — Bringing history alive with the stories of famous people, founding fathers and Native American groups from around the country. At the end of the course, your students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of this great nation.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils, Scissors and Glue Stick

Character

Teacher: Pam Rhea

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

In this class, we will learn about character traits that matter, like, responsibility, obedience, truthfulness, self control and others.

Prerequisites: none

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Chemistry

Teacher: Jessica Garrett

Grade Level: 10 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50.00 per semester

Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile. This is a college-preparatory course covering fundamental aspects of chemistry such as classification of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, stoichiometry, acid/base chemistry, and chemical equilibrium.

Prerequisites: Successfully completed Algebra 1

Materials: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile textbook

Supplies: Scientific Calculator, Binder

Consumer Math

Teacher: Melissa Wise

Grade Level: 11 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: none

Basic Mathematics, Buying a car, travel, Income, Budgeting, Housing, Food, Clothing, Leisure time, fed taxes & records, banking investments, and small business. Counts as high school math credit as a 4th math.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: ABeka Book Consumer Mathematics In Christian Perspective 2nd edition, skills and review exercises.

Supplies: binder, paper, pencil, and calculator

Contenders of Faith

Teacher: Tony Lieser

Grade Level: 5 to 8

Star Rating Level:

Fees: none

This is an enrichment hands on type class. We will be doing a variety of hands on projects such as, knot tying, rocket building, model car making, hiking, camping, as well as memorizing Scripture. Badges will be awarded for completed projects.

Prerequisites: none

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Cooking & Nutrition

Teacher: Jill Payne

Grade Level: 6 to 8

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $40 per semester

General Beginners/Intermediate Cooking Instruction (some homework, but not required but encouraged for enrichment)

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Paper, pencil, 3X5 lined index cards, colored pencils

Draw-Write-Now

Teacher: Amanda Smith

Grade Level: K to 3

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

We will be using the Draw-Write-Now books to create our own unique books on different themes. We will learn how to draw a certain picture and then write sentences about it. I will teach basic sentence structure. Fun class!

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: PENCIL!!!, eraser, colored pencils or crayons

Elementary Spanish

Teacher: Corie Williams

Grade Level: K to 3

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: none

The class will cover basic vocabulary, phrases and info on Hispanic countries. 0-15 min of homework a week

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: Basic supplies needed

Finding Your Fit: How God Has Uniquely Made You

Teacher: Mark Medley

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $10 - Cost for printing materials

"Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful..." 1 Cor. 12:7 (Message) Finding your FIT We have all heard of the concept of "a square peg in a round hole." Too often this is a description of where people find themselves in regard to ministry in the church and God's Kingdom as well as in regard to their vocation. Armed with the understanding that God has uniquely SHAPED each person for a specific purpose, our challenge is to understand His design and match ministry and vocation to how He has sovereignly SHAPED us. We have been wonderfully helped in this process by the following: S.H.A.P.E. is taken from "Discovering My Ministry" authored by Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA. This tool helps us discover how our Spiritual Gifts, Heart Passion, Abilities, Personality and Experiences can open our eyes to God's purpose in our lives. The GiftQuest Romans 12 motivational gifts inventory is a tool developed by two former pastors of Trinity, Len Sisson and Russ Porcella. It has been used all over the world to help Christians understand where they finin the Body of Christ. We were helped in describing the 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4:11 gifts by studies provided by our late friend, Jim Murphy's materials from Hundredfold Ministries, San Diego, CA. The DISC Behavior Survey, adapted from In His Grace, Inc., Houston, TX, and The Institute for Motivational Learning, Inc., New Castle, Pennsylvania Additionally, we have added "D" (Divine Intervention) to SHAPE in order to describe the way God will sometimes grant us a special grace to be used in a manner that is completely outside of our typical SHAPE. While this is the exception rather than the norm, we believe it is important for individuals not to restrict themselves inappropriately to ministry that only fits their SHAPE.

Prerequisites: None - although the student should be mature enough to have a reasonable self-awareness

Materials: "Living Your Strengths" By Winseman, Clinton and Liesveld (Must purchase a NEW book - not a used one) FIT booklet (to be supplied by instructor)

Supplies: Writing utensil of choice, note pad, textbook (see above), sense of wonder

Five in a Row

Teacher: Meaghan Ownby

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

During this class we will be reading classic children’s literature and discussing all aspects of the book. Your child will learn Social Studies, Language, Art, Applied Math and Science. There may be days we have fun snacks to go along with books as well! Come prepared to fall in love with learning through books!

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils, Scissors and Glue Stick

Flags

Teacher: Jessica Stanton

Grade Level: K to 12

Star Rating Level:

Fees: none

Learning routines and incorporating flags and dance to Christian music. We will be using the performing arts routines we learn to reach the public by performing in parades and other outreaches along with co-op performances.

Prerequisites: none

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Geometry

Teacher: Jessica Garrett

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50.00 per semester

In this high school Geometry class we will cover points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs and more.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: Chalk Dust Geometry, purchase text from TCA

Supplies: Workbook and Binder with loose leaf paper or notebook

Girls Bible Study

Teacher: Jennifer Pressley

Grade Level: 6 to 8

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: none

We will be digging into Gods word and talking through finding our identity and security in Jesus. His love is perfect and it is the best thing I have ever known. I am excited to talk about the truths from His word that have taught me and corrected me and comforted me in my teenage years and all the days that have followed since then. 15 mins daily hw encouraged.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: Bible

Supplies: Journal and pen

Health/Lifetime Wellness

Teacher: Jill Payne

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semester

General Health and Wellness Knowledge Across the Life Span. (set up as a 65 hr class to meet the 1/2 credit requirement)

Prerequisites: General Science

Materials: Total Health

Supplies: Paper, pencil, textbook, 3X5 lined index cards, colored pencils

Intermediate Art

Teacher: Renee Duffield

Grade Level: 5 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $40

Topics Covered: elements and principles of design, drawing techniques, introduction of value, perspective/shape, line, texture, color, form, and some painting. This will be a very fun class, but it will also be fairly demanding. Students will be expected to work diligently during class and independently in order to complete their pieces. We will strive to create high-quality artwork and to understand and retain the basic techniques and concepts.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: sketch pad, drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, and more supplies as the school year progresses such as canvases and paint. Affordable options and alternatives will be provided.

Jr Anatomy

Teacher: Candice App

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $12

This study of anatomy and physiology showcases the intricacy and design of the human body, from DNA and cell creation to the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous/endocrine, immune, and intergumentary systems. Integrated with health and nutrition information, as well as plenty of scripture and biblical application, this complete guide to the human body is written in an enjoyable, conversational tone that will keep kids engaged. We will do experiments in class and there will be notebooking assignments. Parents please note that this text will not cover the reproductive system, but will cover development in the womb.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook and notebooking journal (NOT the Junior notebook)

Supplies: notebooking journal, pencil, glue stick and scissors.

Junior Achievement-Beginner

Teacher: Kerry Tankersley

Grade Level: 4 to 6

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

Teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. It also identifies businesses that students can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. Students play a game to learn money-management skills and to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives. Second semester- encourages students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills. Those skills include knowing customers' wants and needs, launching effective marketing, and creating detailed business plans. By examining the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, students learn that a belief in one's self can make positive things happen in life.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: provided

Supplies: pencils, paper, 2-pocket folder, and calculator

Junior Analytical Grammar

Teacher: Heidi Davison

Grade Level: 4 to 6

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

Don’t let the title intimidate you! This is a gentle introduction to grammar. Students will learn parts of speech, punctuation, and practice writing skills. They will have a few small writing assignments to help them get their thoughts to paper.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: Junior Analytical Grammar student workbook & AG: Mechanics workbook

Supplies: 3 ringed binder, wide-ruled paper, pencils, red pen

Karate K-2

Teacher: Todd Mills

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $160 per semester

The K-2nd grade karate class get’s your child started off on the right path by focusing on beginning karate techniques. We learn the proper ways to punch, kick, block and also proper techniques for rolling and falling to avoid injuries. The class is high energy and will help improve the student’s ability to focus in and out of class. Discipline and proper manners are always emphasized in a positive manner. A uniform is not required and comfortable gym clothes are appropriate. A water bottle and tennis shoes are the only required equipment. Optional outside class homework is available to advance in ISSHINRYU belt ranks if the parent would like.

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Karate, Grades 3 - 6

Teacher: Todd Mills

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $160 per semester

In the 3rd-6th grade karate class your child will learn the basics of karate and branch off into new areas of traditional karate including weapons, katas (or forms), advanced self defense skills, and grappling. We will discuss being aware of our surroundings, learning to trust people, but always being prepared to defend ourselves and others. The class is high energy and will help improve the student’s ability to focus in and out of class. Discipline and proper manners are always emphasized in a positive manner. A uniform is not required and comfortable gym clothes are appropriate. A water bottle and tennis shoes are the only required equipment. Optional outside class homework is available to advance in ISSHINRYU belt ranks if the parent would like.

Prerequisites: none

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Lego Science

Teacher: Megan Robinson

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: TBD

Students will master principals of innovative technology focusing on the study of simple machines through the use of LEGO gears, pulleys, wheel and axles. Topic also explored are Robotic engineering, renewable energy, pneumatics; and architecture focusing on history and basic principles. Problem solving, teamwork and communication skills will be applied for all classes while students work with a partner.

Prerequisites: none

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Lego STEM Explorers

Teacher: Amanda Burnette

Grade Level: K to 3

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: $25 per month

Students master basic engineering building skills by using simple machines and robotics. Students learn the concepts behind gears, levers and pulleys, wheels and axles and then apply problem solving skills used by engineers. Building teamwork and communication skills, students will focus on age appropriate tasks and follow simple instructions while working with a partner.

Prerequisites: none

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Magic School Bus

Teacher: Amanda Smith

Grade Level: K to 3

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: $3 to help cover supplies needed

General science curriculum using magic school bus DVDS, we will be doing experiments and learning about all sort of different topics. very exited to teach this class!

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: folder, pencil, crayons, glue. May ask to bring in ransom supplies from home on occasion to help complete experiments.

Novel Studies

Teacher: Megan Robinson

Grade Level: 5 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

We will be reading engaging, age appropriate literature and doing various activities such as lap books, projects, and completing study assignments. The booklist for the class is; Homer Price, Tuck Everlasting, The Phantom Tollbooth, and one readers choice. (This list is subject to change so please do not purchase copies until final registration before the school year begins). 1-2 hours hw weekly

Prerequisites: none

Materials: The booklist for the class is; Homer Price, Tuck Everlasting, The Phantom Tollbooth, and one readers choice.

Supplies: Will need school supplies, folder and the required novels

PE

Teacher: Amanda Smith

Grade Level: 6 to 12

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

we will be running, doing circuits, and playing group games. be prepared to actually exercise and commit to coming to class :)

Prerequisites: none

Materials: none

Supplies: Tennis shoes and water bottle

PE

Teacher: Sara Whitley

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

Students will participate and learn the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. We will learn about various sports and games throughout the year. We will also be running laps around the school and learning proper form in various exercises. I will also teach students about having good sportsmanship.

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: Students must wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing.

PE

Teacher: Sara Whitley

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

Students will participate and learn the importance of physical activity in their daily lives. We will learn about various sports and games throughout the year. Students will participate in the Presidential Fitness test several times throughout the year, along with various fitness challenges each month. I will also teach the students about having good sportsmanship.

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: Students must wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing.

Physical Science

Teacher: Ruth Caldwell

Grade Level: 8 to 9

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semester

In the study of Physical Science, you'll be introduced to the stunning world you live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will also receive lessons in elements of the physical world. We will spend 2 weeks on each of the 16 modules with some work being completed over breaks. I will only be grading tests as grading the study guides and on your own questions in the notebook journals takes too much of class time. I will look at the notebook journals for completion, but parents will be responsible for the actual grade. Participation grades will be given for the notebook journal.

Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra & General Science

Materials: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd ed.), Solution Manual, and Notebook Journal Here is a link to the set needed. https://www.christianbook.com/exploring-creation-with-physical-science-advantage/pd/436402?event=ESRCQ

Supplies: Paper, pencils, calculator, Notebook Journal

Sign Basics

Teacher: Amanda Smith

Grade Level: 2 to 5

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

We will learn how to finger spell, over 300 words of ASL, short phrases, and the history of ASL.

Prerequisites: none

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Supplies: 1 inch 3 ring binder, HIGHLIGHTER, pencil

Sign Language: Beginner

Teacher: Gareth Henderson

Grade Level: 5 to 8

Star Rating Level: 2

Fees: none

Students will learn basic conversational ASL. They will also be taught signed English. Classes will be interactive. Students practice daily on their own from two recommended websites. We will be taking field trips to Tennessee School of the Deaf throughout the year.

Prerequisites: none

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Sign Language: High School

Teacher: Gareth Henderson

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: none

We will begin the first few weeks of class learning basic ASL As we progress, we will begin to learn how to interpret ASL . We will be taking field trips to Tennessee School for the Deaf to interact with deaf students , to learn dead culture, and to put your learned ASL skills to practical use. Students will be required to watch and practice daily from two recommended websites approximately 30 minutes to an hour.

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Soldering thru History

Teacher: Karen Roe

Grade Level: 6 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: $10

The class will focus on major battles in history. What war contained the battle, who were the leaders, what was the strategy used and what was the outcome. We will utilize games of strategy to practice strategic thinking.

Prerequisites: none

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Speech & Debate

Teacher: Jessica Garrett

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: $50 per semster

First Semester will cover Speech - topics like organization, non-verbal communication, demographics, and speaking off an outline, and Speeches including demonstrative speeches, persuasive speeches and limited preparation speeches. Second Semester will cover Debate - topics include logic, note taking, persuasion and argumentation, research, and both Lincoln Douglas and Policy debate. A collection of curriculum will be used including "Secrets of Great Communicators" by Jeff Meyers and "An Introduction to Argumentation and Debate" by Christy Shipe

Prerequisites: Students must know how to write an organized 5 paragraph (one-three-one) essay.

Materials:

Supplies: 3-ring notebook with loose notebook paper and at least 3 dividers

Spelling Fun

Teacher: Shannon Gribble

Grade Level: 6 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

Spelling. I want this to be a fun class involving spelling bees.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: TBD

Supplies: TBD

States & Capitols

Teacher: Sara Whitley

Grade Level: 3 to 6

Star Rating Level:

Fees: none

Students will learn all the states and capitals and be able to label where all the states are located by the end of the year. Students will be tested monthly on regions of the United States identifying each state and its capital on a map. We will also study interesting facts about each state. Students will have homework and study work each week and will be expected to take tests on their own.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: The curriculum we will be using is States and Capitals by Memoria Press. Students will need to purchase States and Capitals Student Guide.

Supplies:

Story of the World Volume 2

Teacher: Camryn Pinner

Grade Level: 3 to 5

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

Volume 2: The Middle Ages, from the fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. 1-2 hours hw wekkly

Prerequisites: none

Materials: volume 2 book and activity book

Supplies:

TCA Newsletter

Teacher: Joanne Busler

Grade Level: 7 to 12

Star Rating Level:

Fees: none

possible writing positions: journalists: a. write assignments or stories as assigned or agreed upon by others and the EIC. b. work well with both people you know and don't know to achieve goals. Requires good communication and people skills. editors: a. may also be a journalist b. will also help proofread and/or edit pieces submitted for publication. editor in chief: a. may also be a journalist b. edit submissions, c. will handle decisions when there is no consensus within the club d. delegate/administrate assignments with deadlines social media managers: a. promote newsletter and articles of interest and interact with and moderate comments on social media sites. b. take assignments from writer's or EIC. c. work with graphics design and photographers and videographers to achieve goals. possible digital art positions: photographers: a. journalistic photography is usually candid in a scene that compliments a writer's piece. b. portrait photography is usually a photo of one person without a distracting background that compliments a writer's piece c. creative photography may be needed i.e. school supplies for a back to school piece or decorations for a Christmas theme. Will work with graphics design and/or social media managers to achieve goals. d. must be able to upload photos to the club site. e. must have a camera videographers: a. videos that can either stand alone or compliment a writer's piece b. must be able to upload videos to the club site. graphics designer: a. usually design imagery that makes a statement. Will need to support all other positions especially the social media managers. b. must have access to Photoshop or something like it to work at home independently. possible columns: calendar of events announcements get to know _______________(our principal).... short stories devotion home school tips classroom highlights/field trips achievements and cinderella stories health/beauty/food/recipes Everyone is welcome to join and contribute. Qualities that will be helpful besides creativity include: initiative and ability to work without supervision or reminding, commitment to deadlines, team players (must be able to work for the club's vision not just individual inspired pieces, computer and internet access at home, Photoshop or something like it for graphics design. To sign up for any position, students will need to fill out an easy application with 5 questions. 1. Name 2. Grade 3. What position you want 4. Why you want it 5. Skills/talents/tools

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: To sign up for any position, students will need to fill out an easy application with 5 questions. 1. Name 2. Grade 3. What position you want 4. Why you want it 5. Skills/talents/tools

Tumbling

Teacher: Michelle Ferguson

Grade Level: 1 to 5

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: $10 per year

Cartwheels, roundoffs, handstands, bridge kickovers, etc

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Leotard and leggings

US History- America the Beautiful

Teacher: Megan Robinson

Grade Level: 5 to 8

Star Rating Level: 3

Fees: none

We will be using Notgrass’ America the Beautiful, Part 1: America from 1000 to 1877 as our main focus although we will begin part 2 as well focusing on pivotal events from 1878-modern day. Students will need ONLY the Part 1 textbook as well as Maps of America the Beautiful. They will be required to complete various assignments and textbook study throughout the week.

Prerequisites: none

Materials: America the Beautiful part 1 textbook and maps workbook, folder and school supplies.

Supplies:

World Geography

Teacher: Stephanie Curi

Grade Level: 9 to 12

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: none

This year long course provides students with an understanding of both the physical and cultural geography of God's amazing world. We will study the earth's topography, land forms, climates, and map features. We will take this knowledge and explore the physical geography of different parts of the world. During the year we develop a geography notebook, write a short paper/projects about a country (or countries) of their choice, and eat food from different cultures. This class is for high school history credit there will be homework to complete daily. Also, several projects or research papers due through out the year.

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Continents Map Set of the world from Trail Guide to World Geography (paper version), World Atlas, Binder, Dividers, and colored pencil. Students will also need access to internet and newspapers for research and current event articles.

Writing

Teacher: Camryn Pinner

Grade Level: 4 to 6

Star Rating Level: 4

Fees: TBD

We will learn structure, fluency, word choice, voice, figures of speech, organization, writing to the senses (topic and supporting details, etc). This is a grade level appropriate class. If students can not read/spell well, then they will struggle to keep up. 1-2 hours hw a week

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Supplies needed dictionary, thesaurus, pencils, pens, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, composition book

Writing with Ease

Teacher: Nikki Parham

Grade Level: 3 to 12

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

In this class we will learn to write taking a slow and steady approach. I will base our class on several techniques I have learned from Dianne Craft. org. We will touch lightly on grammar and mechanics as we move along but a substantial amount of our time will be learning how to organize our thoughts and ideas. The end goal will be writing a 4-5 paragraph "paper" independently. There will be one or two assignments for students to complete each week ( no more than 15-30 minutes in length). I am a firm believer in using a steady but gentle approach for any struggling writer and best of all there will be NO REWRITES!

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Students will need a folder or 3 ring binder, colored pencils/pens and paper each week

YWAM

Teacher: Jennifer Pressley

Grade Level: K to 2

Star Rating Level: 1

Fees: none

We will explore the adventures of missionaries living their lives for Jesus and how Jesus always comes through for them. Many of the students call it the super hero class and I love that!

Prerequisites: none

Materials:

Supplies: Penciles, crayons, scissors, gule stick


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