Cottage Garden Homeschool Co-op of Tyler, Texas

 Training Young People 
       Since 1996

HIGH SCHOOL 2018-2019 

2018-2019 High School Class Description

Sample High School Course Plan:
(copied from https://www.thsc.org/home-school-resources/high-school-and-beyond/sample-high-school-course-plan/)

While homeschoolers in Texas are not required to complete any specified course plan other than a bona fide visual study of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship, the Texas Education Agency’s, Recommended High School Program may give you starting point.

The TEA Recommended High School Program consists of 26 credits. The Core Recommended Course Sample is:

  • 4 credits of English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II, and Geometry
  • 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • ½ credit of Speech
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 5 ½ credits of Electives
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies

CG High School Course Plan:
At CG we plan to offer opportunity to take all of the Core Recommended Courses listed above, with the exception of Physical Education. Classes will be subject to teacher availability and interest level.
Yearly Classes:
Some classes, like English, Math, Science and Spanish are offered every year regardless of class size.
English Classes - (Writing and Literary Analysis)
Math Classes - (Algebra I, Geometry, Personal Finance & Algebra II)
Science Classes - (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy & Physiology)
Spanish - (1 and 2)
Rotational Classes:
The following classes are in a rotation plan for every other year
Social Studies: World History, Government/Economics (rotates with World Geography, US History)
Speech (rotates with Debate/Logic)
Worldview (rotates with Apologetics)
Elective classes: (These can change yearly, according to student interest and teacher availability. These are some classes that we have offered or there was interest in at one point. We are open to other classes as well when someone offers to teach it.)
Business Computer
Job Shadowing
Godly Characteristics
Homemaking
Child Development
Life Skills for Girls
Life Skills for Boys
Drama
Photography and/or Yearbook
Art (Basic, Advanced,Graphic Design, Intro to Architecture)
Music (Appreciation and Theory)
Way of the Master
SAT Study Class
Accounting
Other Classes: (Not offered at CG, but can count as a credit)
Driver’s Education
Physical Education (participating in a program at home or joining a Sports Program)



ENGLISH/LITERATURE:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for English/Language Arts is 4 credits.

Name of class: Write Shop 2

Teacher: Cheryl Watkins Class fee: $20/semester

Max: 16

Min: 4

Suitable for: 8th - 9th grade students

Purpose: Provide teens with a solid foundation in descriptive, informative, and narrative writing. Build self-editing skills and advanced writing concepts.

Prerequisites: Write shop II is a continuation of Write Shop I. WS I Preferred/not mandatory

Students will learn to:

**Write a basic but solid 5-paragraph essay in which they adequately develop several main points with details, facts, examples, and logic

* *Write an effective timed essay in 30 minutes. Experience writing different kinds of essays: opinion essays, compare/contrast essays, and essays that describe or define

** Use descriptive narration

** Use narrative voice and different points of view in their writing.

** Understand propaganda in writing

** Write to persuade

** Improve use of writing vocabulary
** Improve content and build more complex sentences
** Use parallel sentence construction
** Write more concisely
** Use appositives, participial phrases, subordinating conjunctions, and other parts of speech to develop well structured, mature-sounding sentences.
SUPPLIES/TEXTBOOKS: Each student will need to purchase a WriteShop 2 workbook
** 1 inch binder to keep work in
** 5 tab dividers
** pen/pencils
ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GIVEN WEEKLY AND PARENTS WILL BE GIVEN A CHECK LIST TO HELP EDIT PAPERS!!

Name of Class: English 9/10

Teachers: Jennifer Flanders

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level need for this class: Students who have completed 8th grade English and are at least 14 years old. This class will on be a 2 year rotation.

Class Fee:  $10

Maximum number of students in the class: 8

Minimum number of students in the class: 4

Objectives of this class: 

To become a more effective communicator through the acquisition of improved writing skills. Students will learn basic formats for various forms of writing and will practice these formats both in class and at home.

Description of the general class format:

The first part of every class period will be spent writing. Students will be allowed to take in-class assignments home to polish before turning in, if they choose to do so. They will also be expected to read samples of their writing aloud to the class. We will cover different writing techniques in class and will review grammar rules as needed, but the primary focus of the class will be on 5-paragraph essay writing.

Description of homework assignments:

There will be homework every week. If students follow the suggested guide, they should be able to complete their work in 30-45 minutes each day. The editing process is key in this class. Parents should proofread their child’s work each week and sign the bottom of the essay before it is turned in. This is imperative! Only typed work will be accepted. The more they write, the better they will become.

Textbook/workbook information:

The textbook for this class is Jensen’s Format Writing (Master Books 2016 edition). Students will also need a 1.5”-2” binder to keep notes and past assignments in and a set of highlighters (blue, pink, yellow, orange, green).

Other important information:

All assignments will be graded according to the high school policy guidelines in the Cottage Garden policy form. There will be weekly homework assignments, class discussions, in class writing, and perhaps other special projects, such as turning in notebooks for grading.

Estimated homework time: 45 minutes per day

Name of class: English 11/12

Teacher: Bridget Thompson

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: students who have completed 10th grade English. A placement test will be required of student show did not take Cottage Garden English 9/10.

Class Fee: $15

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students in the class: 4

Objectives of this class: TBA

Description of the general class format:

TBA

Description of homework assignments:

TBA

Textbook/workbook information: TBA, but likely around $35 if you purchase the book new.

Writing – TBA

Supplies required: TBA

possibly (Yellow folder with brads and pockets – this will be used to turn in writing assignments

3-ring binder used to hold poetry, short stories, work, notes, etc. It is recommended to have dividers (5 Tab) to separate assignments, notes, etc. Organization will be key to the student’s success.)

Name of Class: Literary Analysis

Teachers: Amanda Beals

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level need for this class: Students who have completed 8th grade English and are at least 14 years old. This class is rotational each year and will include different literature, poetry and short stories; however, the format for the class will remain the same.

Class Fee: $20 supply fee 

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number of students in the class: 2

Objectives of this class: 

To improve vocabulary, literary analysis, critical reading and comprehension skills. 

Exposure to literature. 

Description of the general class format:

Students will participate in rhetorical discussions of weekly reading assignments. Socratic method will be used to review material in class along with occasional games/competitions.

Description of homework assignments:

Each week students will have the following assignments to complete:

Reading assignment and accompanying study guide that will include comprehension questions, analysis, and basic research as appropriate. Occasional projects may include: written or oral reports and research presentations (various formats such as poster, powerpoint, video, acting, etc.)

Literature required:

The Old Man and the Sea

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare)

A Tale of Two Cities

Other important information:

All assignments will be graded according to the high school policy guidelines in the Cottage Garden policy form. There will be weekly homework assignments, Socratic class discussions, tests, and perhaps other special projects, per syllabus. Students will be required to keep up with weekly work by efficient use of syllabus, email, or text.

Estimated homework time: Approximately 1 hour per day

Supplies needed:

* Highlighter of choice and pen.
Supplies provided:

* 3-ring binder used to hold study guides, poetry, short stories, work, notes, etc.

* Dividers (5 Tab)

*Folder for the student to turn in weekly assignments

*Study guides

*All Poetry assignments

Special Note – For the students/parents who are interested, an Honors credit for this class will be made available. This would require additional reading, comprehension tests, and essay papers. More information available at Meet the Teacher. (This is not dual credit but would prepare students and give them an advantage when considering AP Exams, CLEP tests, ACT, SAT, etc.)

MATH

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Mathematics is 4 credits, including Algebra I, II and Geometry.

(All math classes will use Math-U-See curriculum)

Name of class: Algebra 1

Teacher: Lisa Tharp

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: The student MUST have successfully completed a Pre-Algebra curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place. The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites: Students who did not complete Pre-Algebra at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it. The teacher will review the placement test results and let the parent know if the student is ready for Algebra I or if there are skills the student can work on over the summer to be prepared for the class in the fall.

Class fee: $50 one time per year fee (includes text/test booklets: $43 & copies: $7) + additional copy fee in the spring.

Maximum number of students in this class: 8

Minimum number of students: 1

Objectives of this class: To expose the student to graphing, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, unit multipliers, and more.

Description of the general class format: Concepts for the week will be introduced to the students by lecture and/or the Math-U-See DVD. Students will be allowed to practice related problems and demonstrate to the teacher that they understand the concepts.

Description of homework activities: Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 1 hour of work per day.

Textbook/supplies: Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized and pencils. These items along with their workbook MUST be brought to each class.

Other important information: Students will be expected to complete ALL assigned homework. Parental involvement is very important in proctoring tests as well as checking daily assignments.

Grading: Grading will be based on a combination of daily homework and exams and adhere to the high school grading policies as described in the policy form.

Name of class: Geometry

Teacher: TBA

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: The student MUST have successfully completed an Algebra I curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place. The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites: Students who did not complete Algebra I at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it.

Class fee: $50 one time per year fee only (includes student workbook/test booklet: $44 & copies: $6) + additional copy fee in the spring

Maximum number of students in this class: 8

Minimum number of students: 1

Objectives of this class: To equip the student with the ability to understand geometry concepts and successfully solve geometry problems and to establish a self-image of being capable and prepared for higher math.

Description of the general class format: Math-U-See Geometry has three main areas of emphasis. They are: the vocabulary of geometry, practical applications of geometry, and traditional geometry, including proofs. Topics include lines, angles, area, perimeter, volume, Pythagorean theorem, axioms and postulates, congruency, and similarity. An introduction to trigonometric functions is included to prepare students for testing they may do before taking a trigonometry course. Concepts for the week will be introduced to the students via classroom instruction. Classroom time will also include practice of the introduced concept and administration of the 3 unit tests.

Description of homework activities: Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 1/2 hour of work per day. Students will take weekly tests at home. Parents will need to proctor tests and grade by marking problems correct or incorrect. The teacher will then look over missed problems to help students understand their mistakes.

Textbook/supplies:Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized, a scientific calculator, protractor, compass and pencils. These items along with their workbook MUST be brought to each class.

Name Of Class: Personal Finance

TEACHER: Kelly Hall
CLASS FEE: $40 one time per year fee only (includes student workbook/test booklet and devotional book $34 & copies: $6) + additional copy fee in the spring.
TEXTBOOK/Supplies:Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized, and pencils. These items along with their workbook MUST be brought to each class.
Minimum to Maximum class size: 2-15
SUITABLE AGES: High School 9-12th grade (completed pre-algebra); Math-U-See recommends taking this course simultaneously with Geometry and after Algebra I.
DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: This class will include the basic money management principles of banking, budgeting, investing, consumer decision analysis, and debt awareness. In addition, the topics of financial issues in college/trade school planning, insurance, taxes, retirement and basic job skills will be covered.
We will supplement with portions of various resources which the teacher will provide. We will watch some Dave Ramsey “Personal Finance” videos that correspond with the math skill or financing topic we are learning.
Recommendations:
Internet Access
Calculator with storage and recall functions
HOMEWORK: Expect to spend 30 mins – 1 hour a day on homework (depends on student). Test will be completed at home almost weekly. A parent is expected to proctor during tests.
GRADING: Will be posted on syllabus handed out on first day of class.
NOTE: This course will count as a consumer math credit, according to the TEA recommended HS Program.

Name of class: Algebra 2

Teacher: Jennifer Flanders

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: The student MUST have successfully completed an Algebra I curriculum. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place. The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions and other basic concepts of math.

**Prerequisites: Students who did not complete Algebra I at Cottage Garden must complete a placement test before registering for this class. Please see the high school coordinator for a copy of the test and instructions for administering it.

Class fee: $50 one time per year fee (includes text/test booklets: $43 & copies: $7) + additional copy fee in the spring

Maximum number of students in this class: 8

Minimum number of students: 1

Objectives of this class: To equip the student with the ability to factor polynomials, quadratic formula, graphing conic sections and other algebra 2 topics

Description of the general class format: Concepts for the week will be covered by the instructor. During most classes, students will be called to the board to practice related problems and demonstrate their understanding of the material.

Description of homework activities: Students will have homework assignments that must be completed each day. Expect about 1 hour of work per day. There are five problem sets to do per week, plus an honors assignment (that one will count as extra credit) and a multiple choice exam, which should be taken closed-book at home under parental supervision. Students should be aware that partial credit can be awarded for missed test problems only if he/she shows their work on the problem in question.

Please note: Parents will be expected to check their student’s homework assignments every week before it is turned in and will need to circle any questions that do not match the answer key!! Solutions that do not match the answer key exactly are not necessarily wrong – sometimes a student’s answer will be in a different but still perfectly acceptable form. Circling non-matching problems simply alerts the teacher she needs to check the work on that particular problem and award credit for what (if any) part of the problem the student got right. Parents do not need to check the test solutions – the teacher will do that.

Textbook/supplies: Students will be working from the curriculum Math-U-See. The teacher will provide the students with Math-U-See Student Pack at/before our first day of class. Students will need to provide a 1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized, and pencils. These items along with their text MUST be brought to each class.

Other important information: Students will be expected to complete ALL assigned homework.

Grading: Grading will be based on a combination of daily homework and exams and adhere to the high school grading policies as described in the policy form.

SCIENCE:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Science is 4 credits, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

(Our Physical Science course can fulfill the Physics credit, according to TEA’s Recommended High School program, although for a student pursuing a future in math/science, we do not recommend using this class as the Physics requirement.)

Name of Class: Physical Science

Teacher: Kelley Dickerson

Suitable Ages, Abilities or Skill Level Needed for this Class: This class is for an 8th or 9th grade student who has completed the General Science course, and has already taken or will be concurrently taking Pre-Algebra and is strong in Math. Students should display a maturity level that is appropriate for High School level work.

Cost: $10 per student per semester

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Objectives of this Class: from Dr. Jay L. Wile, “This course will take you on an amazing journey! It will begin with a detailed discussion of the world around you and what makes it work. It will then take you out into the Universe so that you may learn the majesty of God’s creation.”

Description of the General Class Format: Class time will be devoted to discussing, performing and recording experiments and maintaining a lab notebook, as well as reviewing material from each module.

Description of Enrichment or Homework Activities: The student will be given a schedule of daily reading assignments and questions to answer at home. Occasionally, parents will lead experiments at home that were not completed in class because of time. Every other week the student will complete a study guide. Homework will require about one hour of work per day at home. Lab reports, study notes, OYO questions, & tests are also required assignments.

Textbook Information: The textbook is Exploring Creation with Physical Science, by Dr. Jay L. Wile 2nd Edition. The textbook, as well as the “Solutions and Tests” manual must be purchased by each participating family.

Grading Method:

Module study notes = 15% of grade

Lab reports = 15% of grade

OYO questions = 10% of grade

Study guide = 10% of grade

Tests = 50% of grade

It is my desire to have good communication with parents throughout the year regarding grades. I will have a grade book page for each student available for periodic review.

NOTE: This Physical Science course can fulfill the Physics credit, according to TEA’s Recommended High School program. (If a student pursues a future in math/science, we do not recommend using this class as the Physics requirement.)

Name of Class: Biology

Teacher: Jeri Prestidge

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This is a high school Biology credit.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science is required before registering for this class.

Class Fee: $20 per semester

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 3

Objectives of this class: This Biology class includes study of life from a Christian the perspective. This includes bacteria, chemistry of life, the cell, genetics, evolution, ecosystems and animal and plant kingdoms.

Description of the general class format: The majority of class time will be spent performing lab experiments and post experiment reading. We will use the microscope often, conduct experiments weekly, and participate in four dissections during year.

Description of enrichment or homework activities:

50% of students grade will include this required work:

- Daily reading at home while taking notes

- Memorizing of terms from the book

- Writing lab reports as assigned

- Maintaining an organized notebook

- Completing study guides

- Occasional pop quiz and projects

50% of students grade: will come from chapter tests.

These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.

*Estimated homework time: will vary according to student, but approximately 1 hour per day.

Textbook/workbook information:

Exploring Creation with Biology by Jay L. Wile, 2nd Edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries (2nd edition is required). Also purchase the tests and solutions booklet, usually sold with the text.

Other important information: Teacher will grade chapter tests and keep records of all grades, including homework listed above. Parents will be notified of student’s progress each grading period. If students get far behind they will be asked to transfer out of the class. No late work is accepted. Please see policy form.

Name of class: High School Chemistry

Teacher: Meg Rosson

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High school students.

Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Algebra I to enroll in this class.

Class Fee: $20

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 5

General Class Format: Generally, each class will consist of a lecture by the teacher to cover the main concepts in the module and a lab(s) to reinforce the concepts. Depending upon the school calendar and the number of labs in each module, there may be one or two lectures over each module. This is not enough time to cover all topics/sections, the lectures are intended to be a help in conquering difficult concepts and to help in calculations and application of concepts. It is very important that the student is prepared for each class, having read their assignments and attempted problems assigned as daily work. Students will be performing labs that are supervised by the lab instructor. They will be using new, up-to-date lab equipment that Cottage Garden is very blessed to have. It is the student's responsibility to maintain and care for the equipment. (See policy form concerning damaged equipment)

Objectives of this class: To provide an aid in understanding the basic concepts of chemistry for the high school student. To perform chemistry experiments in order to enhance the students' understanding of chemistry principles.

Description of the general class format: Binders will be collected at the end of each module to check for completion of work. Chemistry experiments will be performed most weeks & students be required to complete a lab report on each experiment that is assigned. Lab reports will be graded on their content by the lab instructor. If a student misses an experiment due to absence, the student must still write a lab report from the information given in the textbook.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Students will be given a syllabus at the beginning of the year which will provide a suggested outline for their reading assignments, "On Your Own" (OYO) problems, and other daily work they are expected to complete and the non-flexible due dates for module work and tests. If a student adheres to the reading/daily work schedule, they will be prepared to meet the deadlines for tests and module work. Each student should expect to spend 1 - 1 1/2 hours each day completing their chemistry work.

Textbook/workbook information: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry Second Edition by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition is required; this is not the newest edition but is readily available used) and the separate solution key. The student does not need to purchase the tests separately. A red, three ring binder of at least 2 inches, with 7 dividers, is also required.

NOTE: A parent may want to make the commitment to read the material assigned in this class in order to help their student complete the daily work and prepare for the test. This is based on input from parents whose kids have taken this course over the past years. We have a 1 1/2 hour class three times a month, and that is NOT enough time to complete the labs and cover all the information in each module. The students will have to keep up with their reading & assignments. Please remember that CG is a home schooling tool - each parent is still ultimately responsible for the education of their own child. But it is my goal to help your student succeed in chemistry.

Grading Method: For most modules, 50% of the student’s grade will come from the daily work assigned and labs reports/lab participation and the other 50% of the grade will come from test gradesIf quizzes or extra credit are given, they will be averaged into the module grade at the teacher's discretion. Late work will not be accepted. If absent, work should be mailed, emailed or faxed to the teacher. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the due date.

Name of class: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Teacher: Susie Campbell

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This is an advanced biology course. It is intended for junior and senior level students. Please see http://shop.apologia.com/8-advanced-biology for information on how this course can meet advanced placement requirements.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of biology. First year chemistry is strongly recommended, but not required to take this class. Apologia does recommend taking chemistry first.

Class Fee: $40 per semester

Minimum to Maximum number of students: 3-10

Objectives of this class: This advanced biology course covers the anatomy and physiology of the human body's eleven organ systems in detail. We will learn the structure and function of the human body from the cellular to the organ system level.

Description of the general class format: The majority of class time will be lecture format. We will also use the microscope frequently and perform three dissections during the year.

Description of enrichment or homework activities.

Daily Work- 50% of grade will include:

Reading assignments, answering questions from the text, and completing a study guide for each module. Daily work must be checked by the parent or student prior to taking the test. Grades given will be for completion only.
Writing lab reports as assigned. These will be graded by the teacher.

Tests- 50% of student's grade will come from chapter tests.
These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.

*Estimated homework time: Will vary according to student, but approximately one hour per day. A large portion of this course includes memorization. More time may be required for some students.

Textbook/workbook information:

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition by Marilyn M. Shannon & Rachael L. Yunis

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition Solutions and Test Manual

Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition Student Notebook

*Please note: Students must have the 2nd edition text. Older editions cannot be used.

Name of Class: Exploring Creation with Physics (Apologia)

Teacher: Becky Berry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High school students who have a firm understanding of Algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometric functions (including sine, cosine, and tangent functions) learned in Geometry.

Prerequisite: Usually students need to have completed Algebra II, but if the student has a good grasp of math concepts, this course could be taken after Geometry.

Class Fee: $15/year

Maximum number of students in the class: 8

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 2

Objectives of this class: To provide a basic understanding of Physics for the high school student. To perform Physics experiments to enhance the students' understanding of Physics principles.

Description of the general class format: Physics experiments will be performed each week & students will have time to ask questions about problems they have attempted to perform or about other concepts being learned.

Description of homework activities: Students will be given a syllabus at the beginning of the year which will outline the reading assignments & problems they are expected to complete. Each student should expect to spend 1 - 1 1/2 hours each day completing their Physics work. Tests will be given to take at home. Parents are expected to proctor tests: they should be taken without notes or text.

Textbook/workbook information: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics Text Second Edition by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition is required) and solution guide.

Other important information:

This upper-level class will be taught in a way to help prepare students for college. The teacher will assist in the learning process, but it is the student who will be primarily responsible for learning the curriculum. The class time will consist mostly of performing experiments. There will be some explanation of concepts, but students are expected to do most of their learning on their own through the text.

Grading Method:

50% of students grade will include this required work:

  • Daily reading at home while taking notes and completing OYO problems
  • Writing Lab Reports
  • Practice problems (parent/student check accuracy)
  • Review Questions (parents/ students check accuracy)
  • Occasional pop quiz

50% of students grade: will come from chapter tests.

  • These tests will be taken at home and returned to the teacher to be graded.
  • Tests are to be taken without book or notes, unless otherwise specified by the teacher.
  • There will be a final at the end of each semester.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Social Studies is 4 credits, including World History, World Geography, US History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics

Name of Class: World History

[World History will rotate each year with US History]

Teacher: Elizabeth Earle

Class Fee: $5

Suitable ages/skill level: Recommended 9th-10th grade. This class is designed for high school students who read well and have the maturity to discuss an imperfect world in a godly manner. This book is written on a 9th/10th grade level. Critical thinking skills will be developed in this class. Please contact me with any concerns about a teen’s readiness.

Objective: This class is an overview of the world from creation to modern times with a biblical view. Gain understanding of the forces, issues and events that have shaped our world.

Textbook: World History Student Text(fourth edition) from Bob Jones University.

Homework expectations: Reading from the text is required every week, with section quizzes assigned as homework. Outside reading will also be required at times for projects. Test may be closed book and taken at home. Pre-recorded lectures may also be assigned. Homework will fall within the hour a day standard of Cottage Garden.

Name of Class: Government

[Government/Economics will rotate each year with World Geography.]

Teacher: Janet Mounce

Suitable ages and requirements for this class: 11th-12th grade

Credits: This ½ credit course will be taught the Fall semester of the year.

Class Fee: $7

Min to Max number of students in the class: 3 - 10
Class Description: Lessons cover federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week.
Objectives of this class: Students explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. By learning about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today, students become better equipped to understand, pray for, and be involved in our country’s government. We will be following the mid-term election as well.
Description of homework activities:
1. Read assigned text and answer assigned questions in preparation for class discussion. There are five weekly lessons with 10 questions (student review) for each lesson. Approximate time required is up to 1 hour/day.
2. Students are expected to complete & turn in student review questions.
Textbook/workbook information:
Exploring Government Curriculum Package - must be the 2016 version (cost $60 new) by Ray Notgrass and Student Review Pack - must be for 2016 version (cost $12 new).
***
The Exploring Government Curriculum Package includes two books:
*Exploring Government, with 75 lessons divided into fifteen units of five lessons each.
*We Hold These Truths, a collection of historic and modern documents, essays, and speeches
***Student Review pack includes Student Review, a consumable Quiz and Exam Book; and the Answer Key.

Required supplies:
* The student is to bring pencils &/or pens to class (we will not be using laptops in class).
* Spiral notebook to submit review questions each week.
Grades:
Weekly student review – 25%
Weekly quiz (given at home) with parent signature – 25%
Three mid-term tests (material taken from student review and quizzes) – 30%
Class participation and other assignments as appropriate – 20%

Name of Class: Economics

[Government/Economics will rotate each year with World Geography.]

Teacher: TBA

Suitable ages and requirements for this class: 11th-12th grade

Credits: This ½ credit course will be taught the Spring semester of the year.

Class Fee: $7

Min to Max number of students in the class: 3 - 10
Class Description/objectives: With a narrative, conversational style, Exploring Economics guides your student on a fascinating and relevant tour through the world of economics. Your student become a better steward of the money God provides and a valuable, informed contributor to the economy on the personal, household, local, national, and international level. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week.
Description of homework activities:
1. Read assigned text and answer assigned questions in preparation for class discussion. There are five weekly lessons with 10 questions (student review) for each lesson. Approximate time required is up to 1 hour/day.
2. Students are expected to complete & turn in student review questions.
Textbook/workbook information:

Exploring Economics Curriculum Package - must be the 2016 version (cost $60 new) by Ray Notgrass and Student Review Pack - must be for 2016 version (cost $12 new).
***
The Exploring Economics Curriculum Package includes two books:
*Exploring Economics, with 75 lessons divided into fifteen units of five lessons each.
*Making Choices, a collection of original source documents.
***Student Review pack includes Student Review, a consumable Quiz and Exam Book; and the Answer Key.
Required supplies:
* The student is to bring pencils &/or pens to class (we will not be using laptops in class).
* Spiral notebook to submit review questions each week.
Grades:
Weekly student review – 25%
Weekly quiz (given at home) with parent signature – 25%
Three mid-term tests (material taken from student review and quizzes) – 30%
Class participation and other assignments as appropriate – 20%

OTHER CORE CLASS Offerings:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Speech is ½ credit;

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Foreign Language Studies is 2 credits

Name of Class: Intro to Speech/Public Speaking

Teacher: Erin Oyer

Credits: This ½ credit course is taught both Fall and Spring.

Suitable Ages, Abilities or Skill Level Needed for this Class: The speech course can be for High School credit. This class is for students grades 9-12. Students should display a maturity level that is appropriate for High School level work.

Cost: $10 per student per semester

Objectives of this Class: To learn the art of public speaking in a safe environment so that students may have the opportunity to overcome fears or anxieties about public speaking. We will learn the various types of speeches, while also working through forms of interpersonal communication, such as Biblical conflict resolution and group work.

Description of the General Class Format: Class time will be devoted to discussion, speech presentations, and mock ups of “life situations” to become better communicators!

Maximum Number of Students in the Class: 10

Description of Enrichment or Homework Activities: The majority of the students’ work and grade will come from the presentations that they give in class. As we learn the various types of speeches, they will need to prepare one of each at home. The length of time spent will depend on each student and each assignment. Speeches will need to be written by the student, memorized, and presented by the student. This preparation is done outside of class. There will also be some group assignments, so the students will need to be able to communicate with one another via email or phone.

Textbook Information: BJU Press Sound Speech

Grading Method:

Written exams (we will have no more than 3): 25% of grade

Participation in class discussion and group assignments: 15% of grade

Written assignments (speeches): 10% of grade

Presentations: 50% of grade

Name of class: Spanish 1

Teacher: Abigail Halberstadt 

Suitable ages: This is a high school level course but a JH student who has completed the JH Spanish class could be considered.  

Class Fee: $10/semester 

Textbook/workbook information: Each student must have access to “Spanish I for Christian Schools” 2nd edition Student Text by BJU press. The other materials offered by BJU are NOT needed. 

Minimum number of students: 3 

Maximum number of students: 12 

General description of the class: Spanish 1 introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.

Name of class: Spanish 2

Teacher: Abigail Halberstadt

Suitable ages: This is a high school level course

Class Fee: $10/semester

Prerequisite: complete Spanish I or pass my Spanish I final exam

Textbook/workbook information: Each student must have access to “Spanish II for Christian Schools” 2nd edition Student Text by BJU press. The other materials offered by BJU are NOT needed.

Minimum number of students: 3

Maximum number of students: 12

General description of the class: Spanish 2 introduces students to conjugating verbs in Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.

Fine Arts:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Fine Arts is 1 Credit (1 full year; may be different classes)

Class Name: HS Music Appreciation

Teacher: Jessica Ogilvie

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High school

Class Fee: $10 for handouts

Maximum number of students in class: 15

Minimum number: 4

Objectives of this class: Students will learn about the elements of music and how to analyze music using that terminology. The course will also cover a history of music from the Renaissance through the 20th century. By the end of the semester, students should be familiar with major composers, stylistic features from each era, and be able to identify and analyze musical works from each of those eras.

Description of the general class format: The course will consist of lectures (with powerpoint and youtube examples), written analysis of musical examples, tests, a project, and an analysis paper over a performance attended by the student.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: composer and style internet research, listening analysis assignments, project, and concert review paper.

Textbook/workbook information: There is no required text at this time. I will make handouts and students will take notes during class.

Other Important Information: The student will need to attend one approved concert (related to the content of the class). Although it might be helpful, the student will not need to know how to read music beforehand.

Class Name: Music Theory

Teacher: Jessica Ogilvie

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High school

Class Fee: $5 for handouts

Maximum number of students in class: 15

Minimum number: 4

Objectives of this class: Students will learn the fundamentals of music, including reading and writing notation, scales, intervals, key signatures, meter, triads, basic chord progressions, musical analysis, and basic music composition.

Description of the general class format: Each class will begin with instruction based on the subject for that week, and then students will be given time to practice the skills learned. We will also be listening to music related to our subject during class.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Students will be assigned work practicing the skills we learned in class (notation assignments, composition assignments, textbook assignments, etc).

Textbook/workbook information: The Musician’s Guide to Fundamentals, 2nd edition (can be rented through Amazon). Students will also need staff paper (which can be printed online)

Name of class: Elements of Art

Teacher: Andrea Durbin

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: Junior High & High School

Class Fee: $35 per semester

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number: 4

Objectives of this class: This art class will focus on learning the basic elements of art using fun and engaging lessons and projects.

Description of the general class format: Weekly lessons and hands-on projects will deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of art & design, as well as develop their artistic skills and creative expression. In class, students will use a variety of techniques and media to create unique art pieces to take home.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Homework for this class will be minimal, provided students focus on completing their work during class time. Each student is required to submit at least one work for the End of the Year Program.

Textbook information: No textbook is required.

Other Important Information: Students will be using different mediums as they explore the various art techniques. It may be advisable to bring a smock or t-shirt to protect clothing.

Name of class: Advanced Art - Drawing (Principles of Art & Drawing 1)
Teacher: Andrea Durbin
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This high school level class will be for 9-12th grade students that have taken a previous CG art class and are serious about studying art.
Class Fee: $35 per semester
Maximum number of students in the class: 10
Minimum number: 3
Objectives of this class: This advanced art class will focus on learning and understanding various principles of art and design and foundational art history, as well as developing the student’s drawing skills with various subject matter and media.
Description of the general class format: This primary emphasis of this class will be on mastering the basic principles of art through weekly drawing exercises and occasional graded projects. Drawing is the basis of many different art forms and can be a springboard into more specialized skills. Focus will be on each student's individual growth and development of artistic skills through class instruction, lessons and weekly practice. Experimenting with a variety of drawing materials will allow students to explore many different media and techniques.
Description of enrichment or homework activities: There will be weekly homework assignments that may require 1-2 hours per week outside of class time to complete. There may also be occasional quizzes and graded projects. Each student is required to submit at least one work for the End of the Year Program.
Textbook information: No textbook is required.
Required supplies: Each student must have a bound, hardcover, unlined sketchbook for this class. Students will also need a pencil pouch or box, to be used specifically for holding drawing supplies. Please contact Andrea Durbin with any questions.
Other Important Information: Students will be using different mediums as they explore the various drawing techniques. It may be advisable to bring a smock or t-shirt to protect clothing.

Course Name: Advanced Art – Painting

Teacher: Rebecca Helvey
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This high school level class will be for 9-12th grade
students that have taken a previous CG art class and are serious about studying art.
Class Fee: $35
Maximum number of students in the class: 10
Minimum number: 3
Description of enrichment or homework activities:  Most art will take place in the classroom due to the nature of the painting and time needed to dry. There may be assignments that require the students to locate and bring in their inspirational ideas for a specific project. There may also be occasional quizzes and graded projects.  Each student is required to submit at least one work for the End of the Year Program.
Textbook information: No textbook is required. 
Course Description: Students enrolled in this course will explore the fundamentals of art making through painting. Students will learn skills and techniques related to the application of art mediums such as; oil, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Students will also become aware of a variety of art styles, art periods, and artists throughout history.
Acrylic painting: Participate in hands on demonstration of acrylic painting techniques, color mixing.
Oil pastels: Participate in hands on demonstration of color mixing and oil pastel techniques.
Watercolor painting: Participate in hands on demonstration of watercolor techniques.
How does one make watercolor more transparent, opaque? Characteristics of a watercolor brush?
Oil painting: Participate in hands on demonstration of oil painting techniques.
Color mixing and color theory:
-Participate in hands on demonstration of color mixing.
-Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors Warm and cool colors Tints, Shades, and Tones Color
-Harmonies
- Basic techniques for creating color schemes
- Complementary
- Analogous
- Triadic
- Split-Complementary
- Rectangle (tetradic)
- Square-Monochromatic colors
-Achromatic
Required supplies:  
All supplies will be included in the class fee
Other Important Information:
Students will be using different mediums as they explore the various painting techniques. It is advisable to bring a smock or t-shirt to protect clothing.

Name of class: Introduction To Graphic Design Class

Instructor: Charl Rae Cobb (Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design; work experience in the field)

Credit:: ½ credit in Art; taught in the Fall semester

Class Fee: $10.00 per semester

Class Size: 1-12

Class Prerequisites: None except an interest in art or marketing

Homework: Expect at least 1-2 hours of time on a project outside of class.

Text: None required, but “The Elements of Graphic Design” by Alex White is recommended for students interested in learning more or considering graphic design as a profession. (Available in book form or PDF)

Supplies: Sketchbook (9x12), Triangle or T square (small enough to fit the sketchbook, triangle, rubber cement and gum eraser, pencils (blue or non-photo pencil, drawing pencil set aka graphite pencils 6B, 2B. HB, 2H. 4H, etc.), metal pencil sharpener, eraser (pink pearl, magic rub, or equivalent), kneaded eraser, colored art pencils or markers, black markers of narrow and wide widths or technical pens, dusting brush or baby brush or compressed air). Note: Please bring a magazine to the first day of class. If your student does not already have drawing pencils/erasers/sharpeners, I recommend The Fine Touch Sketch Set (18 piece set for $9.99) at Hobby Lobby (even cheaper with 40% off coupon printable from their website).

Class Description: Graphic Design is the profession that combines visual images with text to convey a message which is usually cultural, political, or educational in nature. We will enjoy creating and discussing the impact of color, line, form texture, value, shape, and dimension in the art that surrounds us (websites, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, packaging, etc.) Some fun projects we will look forward to include designing: a book jacket, a poster for a concert or play, a magazine ad for a vacation spot, a brochure for a board game, a logo for a cap or T-shirt, packaging for a favorite food, and a pop-up card for a holiday.

Students will only be required to actually draw their designs in a sketchbook and to be prepared to discuss their ideas/design in class. They will not be required to actually implement their projects (but may if they wish to). For example, a student will need to draw a logo for a T-shirt or cap and then draw what the cap or t-shirt would look like with the logo on it. For this class, the student is not required to actually paint or imprint the logo on the clothing (but may do so if s/he chooses to).

Name of Class: Introduction To Architecture Class

Instructor: Charl Rae Cobb

Credit:: ½ credit in Art; taught in the Spring semester

Class Size: 1-12

Class Fee: TBA $10.00 per semester

Class Prerequisites: None except an interest in art or construction.

Homework: Expect at least 1-2 hours of time on a project outside of class.

Text: Not required but recommended, “A Visual Dictionary of Architecture” by Francis D.K. Ching

Supplies: Sketchbook (9x12), pencils, pens.

Class Description: Architecture is defined as the art of carefully designing a structure. Buildings, bridges, cars, and many other structures display a variety of styles, cultures, and eras. The way space is used inside and outside of buildings is also a concept of architectural art and may be seen in the small scale design of a personal flower garden or a large scale golf course or a larger scale when designing a neighborhood or even a city.

Students will be expected to participate in class discussions about the basic elements of architecture. They will be expected to sketch and label some of the basic architectural elements into their sketchbook. (Example: When we discuss columns, students will sketch and label the base, shaft, capital, architrave, frieze, cornice in their sketchbooks.)

Note: Students may be asked to bring a photo or drawing of a building or structure that interests them and discuss its architectural elements. They may be asked to draw the basic interior of a building of their own design and discuss the architectural elements they would incorporate into its design. They may be asked to draw a bridge and explain the type of bridge, the support needed, and the aesthetic design of that bridge.

Cottage Garden High School Class: ½ credit in Art

Electives:

According to TEA, the Core Recommendation for Electives is 5 ½ Credits (any combination of full year or semester courses)

Name of Class: HS Worldview - Understanding the Times
Teacher: Janet Baber
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: Recommended for mature 14 and up
Credits: 1 credit; full year course.
Class fee: $80 per year fee (includes text/digital materials license and copies); it is possible that a refund will be issued after the class count is determined. It may be $20-$25 lower depending on number of students enrolled and whether physical vs. digital textbook is desired. Refunds will be issued at the beginning of the new class year. Each student is required by copyright law to purchase a digital license, but students may share a physical textbook.
Maximum number of students in this class: 10
Minimum number of students: 3
Objectives of this class: To provide a guided tour of the answers to life’s ultimate questions in an atmosphere of genuine inquiry and community. Understanding the Times examines the six most prominent worldviews influencing the world today (Christianity, Islam, Secularism, Marxism, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism), and it shows how their influence manifests in the culture and key academic disciplines operating in America’s institutions of higher learning (Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics and History).
Description of the general class format: A "flipped classroom" format is utilized in which students read the assignments and watch a video lecture at home prior to participating in discussion which is facilitated in the classroom. Some additional "current event" video material is occasionally presented in the classroom as well.
Description of homework activities: Read a chapter from the text and any additional reading assignment, watch a video. Student will work on memorization of the worldview chart throughout the year individually and as a group.
Textbook/supplies: SUMMIT digital worldview curriculum which includes the text in ebook format to be purchased through the instructor. Physical textbook highly recommend, but optional. Laptop recommended for in-class reference of digital text, but not required. Computer needed at home to complete assignments.
Computer system requirements:
Apple iOS: app (version 8.2 or higher)
Apple OS: app for OSX (version 10.9 or higher)
Most devices running Google Chrome: version 49 or higher
Android Devices with Google Chrome: Android version 4.4 or higher
SummitU will not function properly on the following devices and browsers:
Apple iPad 1
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Other important information: Students will be expected to complete ALL assigned homework in preparation for class discussion. Come ready to express your opinions, convictions, and doubts and be challenged to think biblically. For more information on the curriculum, including sample materials, visit: http://understandingthetimes.com/overview/
Grading:
Grading will be based on a five minute, in-class, weekly quiz, classroom participation in discussion, memorization of a worldview chart incrementally throughout the year, and a pass/fail end of year 10-minute oral presentation/discussion. No other tests.

Name of Class: Business Computer

Teacher: Rachel Mohn

Credits:: ½ credit; taught in the Fall and Spring semesters

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High School Students who have completed the Basic Computer Class.

Cost: $10 for copies of handouts; $20 equipment fee (one time yearly fee, payable to Cottage Garden);

Maximum Number of Students in this class: 10

Minimum Number of Students in this class: 3

The overall objective is to help students become confident in their ability to use any word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software for their personal use and/or business use. I want to provide students with useful experience that would be necessary for college and/or job opportunities that they will have in the near future.

Texts: Handouts

Objectives:


    • Increase the student's knowledge of how to use a word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, publisher/draw for their own personal use and/or business purposes. We will be using Libre Office (a free version of the Word Suite).
    • They will be creating their own company and presenting a business proposal. From there they will the skill they are learning around the business they have created.
    • Increase typing speed to a minimum of 60 wpm in an online typing software.
    • Introduce and gain proficiency on 10 key using an online typing program.

Expectations:


    • Students will organize class handouts in a notebook.
    • Students will complete an assignment at home each week from handouts and/or assignments. Assignments being emailed must be received by teacher prior to class each week.
    • Students will come to class prepared with the previous week’s assignment completed.

I estimate weekly homework will take 1-2 hours outside of class.

Grading: All work is daily work

Requirements:

Home computer or laptop

Access to the internet and email

Libre Office (free download) or Microsoft Word Suite

USB flash drive (if not bringing laptop to Cottage Garden)

Access to printer for printing completed assignments

Name of class:  Child Development

Teacher: Mari Kenna
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High School

Credit: 1 credit, full year

Maximum Number of Students in this class: 10
Minimum Number of Students in this class: 3
Class Fee: $20 per semester and students may need to purchase or provide some supplies for projects. (A portion of the fee may go to a selected text or printing materials for coursework.)

Objectives of this class: Students will learn about and develop skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children in home and educational settings.
Description of the general class format: This course is a study of the principles of child growth and development from conception through adolescence. The focus of the course is on meeting children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive and spiritual needs in their homes and classrooms. Students will apply learned concepts by developing activities and applying them in the appropriate age settings here at cottage garden. For example: when studying infant’s students will spend time in the infant room engaging in appropriate activities with infants.

Class time will be spent in discussion with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Listed below are some of the topics that will be learned.

Ages and stages of children

Appropriate discipline and limits

Safety and health for children

Age appropriate games and activities

Physical care: feeding, diapering, etc.

Prenatal development

Babysitting and caregiving

Careers in child development and education

Parenting
Description of possible homework assignments: There will be occasional assignments pertaining to the weekly topic, such as creating and executing an age appropriate game or activity specific to the age being covered.

Testing and Assessment: Students will be assessed on the implementation of activities. Quizzes or tests will be given over topics.

Textbooks/workbook information: To be determined. Most likely materials will be printed and given to the students.

Name of class: Life Skills for Girls

Teacher: Rachel Mohn

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High School Girls

Credit: ½ credit. Offered both Fall and Spring

Class Fee: $20 per semester

Maximum Number of Students: 10
Minimum Number of Students: 3

Objective: To provide a hands-on learning experience for practical skills around the house and in everyday life.

Format: Each week we will practice and complete a specific task relating to College life, survival skills, House skill, Health or vehicle maintenance/repair.

Some things that will be taught are:

-use of tools

-camping skills

-wilderness survival

-vehicle maintenance

-house maintenance

-alter clothing

-creative cooking skills

-Health

Each semester teams of students will complete a challenge using their imaginations and newly acquired skills to create a practical product.

First semester will be more of survival skills and how to know what to do if the student is stranded. Second semester is more towards how to live an independent life at home.

The above is an overview of what will be taught but each student will be surveyed to see what specific area they are interested in learning. This class can be taken single or both semesters.

Name of class: Life Skills for Boys

Instructor: Jon Flanders

Credits:: 1 credit; A student may take this class all year or for 1 semester

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: High School & Junior High

Class Fee: $20 per semester

Maximum Number of Students in this class: 15
Minimum Number of Students in this class: 3

Objective: To provide a hands-on learning experience for using hand tools and power tools in practical ways around the house.

Format: Each week we will use tools and equipment to practice for and complete a specific task relating to carpentry, metal working, or vehicle maintenance/repair.

Each semester teams of students will complete a building challenge using their imaginations and newly acquired skills to create a practical product.

Name of class: High School Job Shadowing

Teacher: Kelley Dickerson

Credit: ½ credit; this class is offered in the Spring

Suitable grades: 11th, 12th

Class fee: $10.00/ semester

Maximum number of students in the class: 6

Minimum number of students in the class: 3
Objectives of this class:
1. To identify skills for a career
2. To expose students to skills needed to obtain a career
3. Allow students to observe career opportunities

Description of the general class format:
The purpose of this class is to research careers and develop skills necessary to obtain a profession. In class we will work on discovering job interests and strengths. We will study job behaviors and proper attire. We will learn how to write a cover letter, resume and fill out an application. We will hold mock interviews and contact employers about possible job shadowing opportunities. Once contact has been made students will job shadow outside of class time.
Description of homework activities:
Homework will consist of getting to and from job shadowing locations. After observation students will have written assignments based on their experience.
Literature: TBA
Other important information: It will be very important for students to make contact and follow through with their obligations to the employer. A grade report and assignment sheet will be kept in front of their notebook. Grades will be given based on completion of job shadowing assignments and participation in class.
Students will need the following supplies:
-loose notebook paper
-1- 1/2-inch binder
-tabbed dividers

Name of class: Photography
Teacher: Jessica Meyers
Credit:: ½ credit; taught in the Fall and Spring semester; Photography can count as a Fine Arts Credit.
Class Fee: $10 for copies/printing
Maximum number of students in the class: 15
Minimum number of students in the class: 5
Description of the general class format: This is a beginner digital photography course, it is meant to help you understand your digital camera. The goal is to learn the basic functions of your camera so you can shoot in manual mode.
Description of homework assignments: Throughout the course, you’ll complete a series of photo projects that will help you practice the skills you are learning. (When given an assignment, the photos will be emailed to the teacher and will be due by Friday at noon.) There may be some reading that will be required weekly. I am estimating that this will take an hour or two a week, the more the student puts into taking photos the more they will get out of this class.
Required Textbook/ Equipment :
- The Students will need a digital camera that is able to be placed in Manual mode.
- Digital Photography Complete Course by David Taylor
Link from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Complete-Course-Taylor/dp/1465436073/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1465436073&pd_rd_r=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08&pd_rd_w=xtW7k&pd_rd_wg=4BmTh&psc=1&refRID=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08

Name of class: Photography/Yearbook
Teacher: Jessica Meyers & Amy Morgan
Credit:: ½ credit in Photography (this can count toward a Fine Arts credit); ½ Journalism credit; full year.
Class Fee: $10 for copies
Cost of yearbook for the student: TBA (I am aiming to keep it under 30)
Maximum number of students in the class: 10
Minimum number of students in the class: 5
Description of the general class format: This will be a combination class: It will be a beginner digital photography course, that is meant to help you understand your digital camera. The goal is to learn the basic functions of your camera so you can to shoot in manual mode. The yearbook course is to provide students with journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook
Description of homework assignments: Throughout the course, you’ll complete a series of photo projects that will help you practice the skills you are learning. (When given an assignment, the photos will be emailed to the teacher and will be due by Friday at noon.) There may be some reading that will be required weekly. As the year progresses the students will have journalism assignments to complete. I am estimating that this will take roughly 3 hours weekly, the more the student puts into taking photos the more they will get out of this class.
Required Textbook/ Equipment :
-The Students will need a digital camera that is able to be placed in Manual mode.
-Digital Photography Complete Course by David Taylor
Link from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Complete-Course-Taylor/dp/1465436073/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1465436073&pd_rd_r=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08&pd_rd_w=xtW7k&pd_rd_wg=4BmTh&psc=1&refRID=3YB8F3ND0FXYVGD90N08

Name of Class: Godly Character
Instructor:
Rachel Mohn

Credit: 1 credit, full year

Class fee: $10

Minimum: 3 students

Maximum: 12 students

Suitable for: students in High School

Objective: Discuss Christian character traits illustrated in the Bible and nature.

We will examine each of the characters and discuss how each one applies to day to day life.

Curriculum: character sketches basic youth conflicts

Revised 4/6/18