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Math

Math 6 begins our math core with classes as advanced as Pre-Calculus.  We highly recommend starting early in order to stay on track through the high school years.

 
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SCIENCE & Technology

There is an exciting array of science courses to choose from including Life Science for younger students as well as premium courses in both Biology and Chemistry.  Lego Robotics and Arduino are also available on Thursdays.

 
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LANGUAGE

Our language courses cover everything from middle and highschool literature and writing to foreign languages and debate.

 
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HISTORY

Dr. Hartman is an avid reader and history enthusiast offering challenging and fascinating courses in World and American History.

 

MATH CORE


Please note that many of the courses have prerequisites.  Students must score 87% or higher on the per-requisite to be eligible to take a course.  New students will be tested prior to the school year to place them in the math class that best fits their abilities.  Mr. Freitag will contact you to set up a testing time.  Graphing calculators are required for Algebra 1 and above.  We recommend the TI-83 Plus. 

Math 6 (two semesters)                                                                        Mark Freitag

This course develops solid problem-solving skills in preparation for algebra, teaches methods of estimation, and familiarizes students with the use calculators to solve math problems.  This course is essentially a sixth grade math and is appropriate for advanced 5th graders as well as 6th graders.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Math 6    BJU Press


Fundamentals of Math (Math 7, 2 semesters)                                               Mark Freitag

This class is essentially a seventh grade math and is appropriate for advanced 6th graders as well as 7th graders.  The course will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Fundamentals of Math    BJU Press


Pre-Algebra (two semesters)                                                               Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assigments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 4 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Pre-Algebra


Algebra 1 (two semesters)         (Honors option)                                   Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 1 BJU Press


Algebra 2 (two semesters)     (Honors option)                                        Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 3 to 5 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:   Algebra 2 BJU Press     (We recommend that students take Algebra 2 before Geometry.)


Geometry (two semesters)     (Honors option)                                          Mark Freitag

The course syllabus will essentially follow the Jacobs Geometry book.  An emphasis will be placed on understanding mathematical concepts pertaining to the application of Algebra to Geometry, and to the preparation of the student for higher math courses such as Trigonometry and Calculus.  This class also does a great deal of work with proofs and covers the concepts of basic logic.

Textbook: Jacobs Geometry 3rd edition


PreCalculus  (two semesters)   (Honors option)                                       Mark Freitag

This class will be available in a tutoring format and will consist of one-to-one or small group time.  A suitable time will be worked out to meet the schedule of student and instructor.

The course syllabus will essentially follow the Bob Jones Precalculus textbook.  Homework assignments will be assigned requiring an additional 4 to 6 hours at home between classes.  Class time will consist primarily of lecture, example problems, and question and answer time.

Textbook:  Bob Jones Precalculus

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SCIENCE CORE


Life Science (two semesters)  Martha Freitag

This course will cover the scientific method, microorganisms, the animal and plant kingdoms and the human body.  Taught at a lower level than high school biology, this course will serve as a good introduction to observing and studying living creatures designed for middle school students.

Textbook:        Life ScienceAbeka               Lab Fee:  $20.00


Physical Science   (two semesters)  (Honors option)  Mark Freitag

 This course will cover atmosphere, weather, oceanography and geology.  In addition, research papers will be assigned to bring the students an acquaintance with the pioneers in the fields under study. 

Textbook:        Bob Jones Physical Science                      Lab Fee:          $40.00


Honors Biology  (two semester  Martha Freitag   

This course will cover such concepts as genetics, botany and zoology.  In-class laboratory work will be utilized to reinforce concepts. Homework will include observation reports, an insect collection and a research paper on creation vs. evolution.  It is important for the lab to run concurrently with the class. In order to provide the lab time necessary, this class will meet three hours per week. 

Textbook:        BJU Press Biology               Lab Fee:          $40.00


Chemistry  (two semesters)  (Honors option) Chuck Hartman

This course will cover stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics,  kinetics, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, gas laws, and equilibrium.   Heavy book work with manipulation of chemical reactions. 

Textbook:   Chemistry   Addison Wesley4th edition             Prerequisite:   Algebra I          Lab Fee:          $40.00


Physics  (two semesters) (Honors option) Mark Freitag

Detailed introduction into the methods and concepts of general physics with heavy emphasis on vector analysis.  This course covers units, measurements, one-and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws, gravity, work and energy, waves, optics, electricity and magnetism.  Please note: this class is available for private tutoring by request only.

Textbook:   Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics         Tuition: Tutoring rate will apply                       Lab fee: $25.00


Technology Core

LEGO ROBOTICS (TWO SEMESTERS)  MARK FREITAG

Explore the world of robotics with the Lego Education System.  Students will build and program robots to perform various tasks.  Students will also learn how sound and light sensors help a robot operate.  This class is geared toward middle school students

No text book – handouts provided in class                          Lab fee: $25.00

ARDUINO (TWO SEMESTER)  MARK FREITAG

Using the Arduino board as a base, students will build a variety of projects.  From simple circuitry to robotics, the board is a great jumping off point to explore the world of technology.  This course will cover basic programing, how to work with electronics components and the basics of Ohms Law.

Textbook: in-class handouts         Lab Fee: $25.00            

 

 

 

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Language Core


Middle School English 2   Hosanna greene

A precursor to our high school English courses, this class will focus on reading longer books and biographies.  The writing portion will help students strengthen their research and writing skills.  Part of our focus will be learning good writing techniques by reading good writers.  This class will be appropriate for students who took Middle School English 1 during the 2016-2017 school year as well as students new to the class

Textbook: Life of Fred Classes and Dreams; Individual readers provided in class                          


Introduction to Literature  (two semesters) (Honors option)  Hosanna greene

 A combination of grammar, composition and literature suitable for 8th and 9th grade students.  The students will cover the essential elements of literature as well as putting their grammar to use in paper writing.  This course will cover the themes of literature--conflict, character, theme, structure, point of view and moral tone

Textbook:  To be determined


American Literature  (two semesters)    Hosanna Greene

This class is for upper level high school students.  It will cover American literature from the 1600’s to the present.  Students will read both excerpts and complete selections of various American authors.  It is a benefit to the students to take this with the US History class as the readings will follow the period of history being studied.

Textbook: To be determined


Essentials of Writing  (two semesters)  hosanna greene

 Writing is crucial to success in college, a career, and life in general.  Despite writing’s pivotal role, several indicators point to a nationwide crisis in the skill.  Research shows that two out of three students do not write well enough to meet grade level.  Employers and college students are spending billions every year for remedial writing courses.  With this concern in mind we are offering a writing course for students at the Home School Resource Center.  This writing course is designed to help students learn about and practice the important skill of writing.

 Students who enroll in this course will learn about the writing process including the areas of prewriting, writing, revising, and editing.  Students will also study the traits of good writing which include forming ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and the all-important grammar and conventions of writing.  To help the learner apply this new knowledge, time will be devoted to practicing the various forms of writing including narrative writing, expository writing, persuasive writing, creative writing, as well as research writing.  Students will be guided through the entire process and formative assessment and feedback will be given at every level. 

Textbook: in class handouts


Spanish I  (two semesters) Gabriela Alexander

This course will focus on learning the vocabulary and grammar of the Spanish language.  Students will learn to translate from Spanish to English, and from English to Spanish.

Textbook:   Temas!    


French 1 (two semesters)  Gabriela Alexander

The course will focus on learning the vocabulary and grammar of the French language.  Students will learn to translate from French to English, and from English to French.

Textbook: Bien Dit

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History Core


World History  (two semesters)                                  Chuck Hartman

The student will read world views and Biblical accounts focusing on original manuscripts from the time periods studied.  They will be encouraged to develop analytical skills by comparing and contrasting views.

No text – material is provided as hand-outs in class or is researched


U.S. History  10th-12th grade only  (Honors option) Chuck Hartman

A review of US History from colonial 17th century through the present, with a focus on reading original sources and biographical studies of important figures of the period.  Students will be required to write papers (3-5 pages in length) from their reading assignments.  The significance of American Christianity upon the development of the country will be investigated.

Textbook:  series by Clarence Carson; class handouts

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