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Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy & Physiology (Honors Course)

Grade Level: 10th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/8:45-10:30

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $675/student/year (+$75 lab fee)

Books Needed:

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, Student Notebook, 2nd Edition

Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, 6th Edition (or later)


This high school human body course covers the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have successfully completed high school biology. When fully completed, this course can be listed as honors and/or an advanced course on high school transcripts. The subject matter covered in this course is rigorous and will prepare students for college-level work. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions.

This study will introduce the organizational levels of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems.  This is a YEARLONG course (32 weeks).

Students can expect to spend roughly an hour a day on this subject at home.  Each student will need an individual google account to log in to Google Classroom for assignments and submission of work as well as online testing.

Prerequisites: High School Biology; High School Chemistry (optional)

Algebra 1 with integrated geometry

Grade Level: 8th-11th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Tim Williams


Cost: $450/student/year 

Online Program Needed:

Built using the strengths of John Saxon’s proven teaching methods, this curriculum incorporates 21st century topics like computer math, technology applications, and current real-world problems. The curriculum prepares students for the SAT, ACT, and integrates a biblical and historical foundation that helps students understand the world God created and consider the “why” of learning math. Students will have access to video lectures with step-by-step instruction, interactive homework with links to similar example problems, and links to lectures to help them re-learn any forgotten concepts. Automated grading provides instant feedback. Work can be completed offline using the eText. All solutions are available through a video and PDF format.

Algebra concepts include simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations (linear and quadratic) and linear systems. Geometry is integrated throughout the course, developing long-term retention and fluency of both Algebra and Geometry skills.  Geometry topics include proof, logic, Euclidian geometry, perimeter, area, and volume. Other topics include measurement and a gentle introduction to basic calculus.

Credits Earned: 1 Algebra and ½ Geometry

Prerequiste: Successful completion of any pre-algebra, Saxon 8/7, or Saxon Algebra 1/2

Algebra 2 with integrated geometry

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Thursday/12:30-2:00 

Instructor: Jennifer Ford

Contact Info:

Cost: $500/student/year for Thursdays only, plus $200 per semester for optional lab

(*Students may not enroll in lab unless they are in the Thursday class.) 

Online Program Needed


Description:  Shormann Algebra 2 with Integrated Geometry teaches all the concepts required for a college preparatory Algebra 2 and Geometry course. Algebra 2 topics include simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations, and word problems. Geometry concepts include proof, logic, triangle similarity, perimeter/area/volume, and right triangle geometry (trigonometry).  Analytical geometry, such as functions and their symbolic, graphic, numeric and verbal forms is thoroughly covered.

(as noted on the Shormann website)


Students will have access to video lectures with step-by-step instruction, interactive homework with links to similar example problems, and links to lectures to help them re-learn any forgotten concepts. Automated grading provides instant feedback. Work can be completed offline using the eText. All solutions are available through a video and PDF format.


In addition to teaching algebra and geometry, my vision for this course is to establish a new narrative around the subject of math. Students need a compassionate environment of encouragement and support as they are challenged by new concepts which often inspire frustration and feelings of inadequacy.  My hope is for students to discover the character-building nature of math… We will learn to not only remain committed and faithful amidst struggle, but also that we can speak kindly to ourselves and one another as we face such difficulties.  Most importantly, students will be reminded that the very heart and nature of God is brilliantly displayed in his ordered creation of mathematics. He is constant, faithful, complex, infinite, and sovereign. In doing math, we encounter the Lord himself.  

Credits Earned: 1 Algebra 2 Credit, 1/2 Geometry Credit**

**Upon completion of Shormann Algebra 2, students who took Saxon Algebra 1 will earn 1 full credit of Geometry and 1 full credit of Algebra 2. 


Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1

While some Algebra 1 courses are missing some of  the geometry taught in Shormann Algebra 1, these concepts are reviewed in the first 25 lessons of Shormann Algebra 2.  This makes it very easy for students to transition from Saxon Algebra 1 to Shormann Algebra 2.  Upon completion of Shormann Algebra 2, students earn 1 full credit of geometry. 

American Sign Language 1

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/12:30-2:30 This class is closed for 2023/2024

Instructor: Bryan Palumbo and Sonja Bailes

Contact Info: Sonja Bailes:

Cost: $500/student/year

Book: Barron’s American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Guide to ASL 1 and 2

This class is designed for the beginning signer and will teach the alphabet, vocabulary, conversational phrases in ASL, as well as, signs for Christian terminology. Students will progressively learn expressive and receptive sign language and develop basic conversational ability. In addition, the class will study Deaf culture and foster an understanding of the victories and challenges facing the Deaf community.
The course is dual focused. It is designed to teach ASL properly while studying the Bible at the same time. Students study the structure of the language one week and Bible stories on alternating weeks. Lessons are led by a Deaf instructor and assisted by a former homeschooling mom who started learning sign language along with her high school aged son years ago and hasn't stopped since! In ASL 1, the students will study nine Bible stories and learn Biblical signs for the major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Resurrection Day.


American Sign Language 2

Prerequisite: ASL 1 or demonstrated proficiency

Grade Level: 10th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/8:30-10:30

Instructor: Bryan Palumbo and Sonja Bailes

Contact Info: Sonja Bailes:

Cost: $500/student/year

Book: Barron’s American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Guide to ASL 1 and 2


ASL 2 will build on the foundation established in ASL 1. Students will add vocabulary and Christian terminology while learning more sophisticated grammar applications including the proper use of time, space, and classifiers. They will continue to develop receptive and conversational language skills. The class format remains similar to ASL 1 with alternating weeks focusing on ASL grammar and Bible study.
As the students progress in ability, the class will gradually become less English and more ASL, using an interpreter only as needed. This year the students study various Bible stories in ASL from both the Old and New Testaments including stories from Genesis to the Gospel story.



American Sign Language Bible Study

Prerequisite: ASL 1 and ASL 2 or demonstrated proficiency

Grade Level: 10th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Bryan Palumbo and Sonja Bailes

Contact Info: Sonja Bailes:

Cost: $450/student/year


This class is a Bible study taught in American Sign Language. Bryan Palumbo will teach an overview of the Bible in ASL using the Bible story cloth from the International Mission Board. This overview covers 42 pivotal Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation. Students will utilize all of the skills gained in the previous classes in this full language immersion class using no voice.  While studying the Bible, students will learn how to sign all of the names of the books of the Bible as well as several favorite psalms, prayers, and hymns. Students will continue to work on Christian terminology, conversation, and proper ASL grammar, with the goal to be able to clearly present the Gospel and discuss the Bible in American Sign Language.



Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/8:30-10:30

Instructor: Bryan Palumbo & Sonja Bailes

Contact Info:

Cost: $500/student/year


Books Needed: Understanding the Times: A Survey of Competing Worldviews (volume 2) by Dr. Jeff Myers

Understanding the Times Student Manual 


Despite the widespread popularity of apologists such as C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer in the 1960s and ’70s and Josh McDowell in the 80s and ’90s, the vast majority of evangelical Christians in America today are entirely unfamiliar with the discipline of apologetics. They neither know how to defend their faith nor share it effectively. Many believers live with a quiet fear regarding challenges to their Christian faith. They may hold firmly to the Bible but don’t want to think hard about why they believe it.  As a result, many Christians avoid conversations with non-Christians about anything spiritual, since they have no confidence that they can provide answers if asked. Yet, thinking about our faith and knowing it well enough to defend it is precisely what we are commanded to do in 1 Peter 3:15 – 16.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;  having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 

Here we are commanded to prepare ourselves to give an answer or defense when our faith is challenged. This is a significant part of evangelism, as discussions about the gospel rarely occur without some objections being raised by the unbeliever.

Additionally, this duty is for every Christian, not just for pastors or scholars. This is the missing element in many churches’ evangelism strategies. The average church member feels ill-equipped to know what to say when confronted with any of the numerous attacks on Christianity.

Christians have more resources now to help them than at any other time in human history. This is a joyous blessing to the body of Christ.

This study of apologetics aims to equip students to know what they believe and to have their faith strengthened in order to be able to confidently and convincingly share with others the Hope that is in them.


Art & Design


Grade Level:  7th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30 or Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Ellis Furst

Contact Info:

Cost: $275/student/semester

          *This class can be taken for a semester or year-long

Book Needed: Who is Jesus? by Karen Hox

*Supply List will be emailed before class begins


This year's subject is Jesus. We won’t be making images of him as a human, but we will make illustrations of the symbols, types, shadows and names of Christ. This is astonishing subject matter that I pray will move your student to a greater love for Jesus and less worry about their individual performance as a drawing student. The required text, Who Is Jesus?,  has 40 lessons based on typologies of Christ accompanied by woodcut illustrations which will be our inspiration. We will make our own book of 40 names of Christ, Lord willing. The goal is to internalize Who Jesus Is by studying the text and making a picture to aid our memory. The pictures may not turn out great but the one they point to is. The goal is not to become a great artist-so few can- but to receive Christ as their life;  “The gospel does not call us to receive Christ as an addition to our life, but as our life.” ( Paul Washer)


Art History

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/12:30-2:00 This class is closed for Fall 2023 and will reopen in January 2024


Instructor: Julie Babb

Contact Info:

Cost: $225/student/semester + $25 supply fee

          *this class can be taken for one semester or year-long


This course will introduce students to art and artists from Ancient to Early Modern times.  Students will become familiar with artists, artistic styles, movements, techniques, and the elements of art. In order to make this elective course available to junior and senior students who often carry a full load of required courses, there will be no homework or exams. This class time is an opportunity for students to rest, relax, discuss, and soak in information and beauty that will enrich their lives. For those who prefer using their hands and being creative while learning, a variety of quality art supplies will be provided to enjoy during class. Students may sign up for a single semester or the full year. Fall semester's focus will be Ancient to Medieval art; Spring semester’s focus will be Renaissance to Early Modern art (late 19th century). In this course, the history of art and artists will be understood as part of man’s story with God. Parents can be assured that the art viewed and studied will be carefully chosen with appropriate themes and modesty. 

Ballroom Dancing, Level 1

Grade Level: 8th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/2:00-3:15

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester

Materials Needed: Dance shoes-expect to pay $30-100 depending on brand and style. Information on how to choose a shoe will be available upon registration.


Ballroom dance teaches students the art of collaboration and teamwork through learning to lead well and follow well. Students will gain confidence through the discipline, focus and initiative needed to perform these dances as well as have some good wholesome fun in the process!

Students will be introduced to a variety of social dances, social dance etiquette, as well as formal event etiquette. There will be several opportunities to participate in community dances as well as CHC hosted dance events including eligibility to attend the end-of-year formal dinner and ball in May. ​

Students must complete Ballroom 1F (Fall) AND Ballroom 1S (Spring) to move on to Ballroom 2.

Ballroom 1F (Fall) introduces: American Slow Waltz, Rumba, East Coast Swing, and Nightclub 2-step.

Ballroom 1S (Spring) will review Ballroom 1F dances and introduce: Carolina Shag, Single-time Swing, Foxtrot and Cha-Cha.

Ballroom Dancing, Level 2/3

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-1:45

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester

          *Though this class is recommended as a year-long elective as each semester builds on the last, it can be taken for a solo semester.    

Prerequisite: Ballroom 1 Fall (BR1F) AND Ballroom 1 Spring (BR1S)

Description: Students will build on the basic dance figures learned in Level 1 while adding new dances to their repertoire. This class will include a review of dance and formal etiquette as well as continued opportunities to participate in community and CHC dances including eligibility to attend the end-of-year formal dinner and ball in May.


Grade Level:  9th-12th

Day/Time: Thurssday/8:45-10:30

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $675/student/year + a one time $50 Lab fee

Books Needed: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd edition (Dincher) and Coordinating Student Notebook

Other required materials: 3-ring binder with 5 dividers, colored pencils



This year-long creation-based course is designed to be a high school student’s first science course. As a college-prep course, it will set the stage for success in students’ years in high school, prepare them for college level courses, and give them an understanding of the basic biological world that surrounds them each day of their lives, so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry.

Providing a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, there is a heavy emphasis on the vocabulary of biology so that students are properly prepared to have scientific discussions, and a strong focus on the scientific method so that students are trained for laboratory sciences in other high school science courses, as well as university studies. Lab work will cover experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissection. This course also introduces classification, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, ecosystems, and much more.

Each of the sixteen modules will take approximately two weeks to complete. Students will be given out-of-class assignments from the textbook to be completed before coming to class. Classroom time will be primarily spent in laboratory experimentation and discussion of the material.

Students will need a personal gmail account for the Google classroom assignments, submissions and access to materials. Testing will be done at home. Students should expect to spend from 45 minutes to an hour a day for this course work. 


Grade Level: 6th - 12th


Day/Time: Wednesday/9:00-10:30 


Instructor: Lauren Merceruio


Contact Info:


Cost: $275/student/semester (includes $20 octavo fee/choral sheet music)

*This class can be taken for one semester or year-long


Needed: Composition notebook, pencil



This course will foster a love for making beautiful music through choral collaboration and equip students with the tools needed to be fine young musicians. Together, students will develop their ability to sightread, sing in harmony, and make a unified choral sound. They will become thoughtful, critical listeners of choral music and learn to work together towards a common goal of creating a joyful noise. By studying both secular and sacred choral music, students will better understand the influence of music on society throughout history. Each semester will end with a choral performance of at least four pieces of music with a live audience (date, time, and location TBD.)

Health & Nutrition

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Jenn Bass

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester- this is a one semester course

Book Needed: Apologia Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition textbook and student notebook ( second edition) by Dr. Laura Chase


Description: As a high school student there are so many questions and uncertainties. Physically and emotionally your student is changing. Social interactions become more impactful, emotions intensify, and decisions become more important. How can your student navigate all these aspects of being a teenager in a practical and Christ honoring way? In this semester-long class your high school student will learn to navigate and implement health and nutrition in a Biblical manner. Through hands-on projects, classroom discussions, and looking deeper into God's perfect design, students will learn multiple aspects of health and nutrition. We will delve into physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, equipping each student with the knowledge and wisdom that God has intended for their growth and development as they approach adulthood. 

This semester-long class will provide your student with one high school credit. 

Literature & Writing

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/10:40-12:00. This class is closed for 2023/2024

Instructor: Jeremy Ackerman

Contact Info:

Cost: $325/student/semester

Books Needed:

Things Fall Apart (Nigeria) by Chinua Achebe

A Town Like Alice (Malaysia/Australia) by Nevil Shute

I Must Betray You (Romania) by Ruta Sepetys 

A Thousand Splendid Suns (Afghanistan) by Khaled Hosseini     

The Rent Collector (Cambodia) by Camron Wright

The Samurai's Garden (Japan) by Gail Tsukiyama

Lord of the Flies (Island) by William Golding

*No textbooks to buy: Instead, a fee has been included in the price to cover printing costs and any brain injury resulting from meticulous personal craftsmanship of curriculum.

This Year’s Theme: Culture Shock!

Is God white? Is He black? Red, brown, or yellow? We tend to view life only as we have experienced it: in a narrow projection of skin color, national identity, or social status.

Having dedicated the last three years of this class to ancient literature, Medieval literature, and American literature, in that order, I feel it’s time to expand into World literature and immerse ourselves into the variant vistas of people just like us, created by the same God, but who live extremely divergent lives from ours. To achieve this, I will depart from my usual selection of classics. While there exist a handful of books that fall under the World literature classics category, they are either too philosophically weighty (Crime and Punishment), too long (War and Peace), or written by authors who are not native to the culture they’re writing about (A Passage to India).

The books chosen for this year’s study were done so with prayerful consideration. My heart behind these selections is to lift your students out of their world of privilege and transport them to places they could have been born, worlds where hunger dominates, religion and government oppress, women’s rights are trampled, and hope is all one has. They are raw and pregnant with emotion. They are not fluffy, feel-good reads, but they are intensely beautiful in their tales of endurance through trials. If read with maturity, escaping without a greater heart of compassion and grace for our fellow man will be extremely unlikely.

As this is a literature and writing class, there will be a variety of writing assignments in basic 5-paragraph essay format and super essay format ranging from creative to persuasive to informative to compare/contrast. All writing assignments will be crafted to enhance our literature. We will be writing about Christians or missionaries who affected these countries. We will write about the countries themselves. We will write about the religions or worldly doctrines of these countries and compare them with Christianity. Our vocabulary will consist of words related to these countries. Hopefully, depending on parent involvement, we can even have a quarterly feast of cultural foods.

Literature and writing are passions I wish to pass on to my students. Not as an academic requirement but the sharing of stories. Stories of people. People who failed. People who overcame. Better than a letter grade, I believe your students will gain an understanding and compassion for people like them around the world who would give anything to have the same privileges.



Grade Level: 7th-9th 


Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-2:00 This class is closed and will open again January 2024


Instructor: Gina Crowder


Contact Info:


Cost:  $450/student/year


Books Needed: 

The Art of Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies by Aaron Larsen, Joelle Hodge, and Christopher Perrin 



Young teens will encounter many fallacious arguments both in their youth and as they grow into a fully adult world. From billboards to college professors to politicians, false types of arguments are used everywhere. Colossians 2:8 reminds us to "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ".  In this course students will acquire the tools needed to help them discern when they are being led astray by the multiple types of fallacies used to win arguments. This is also a great class to prepare for Apologetics.

Modern Band

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-2:00

Instructor: Kristi Lee

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester

          *this class may be taken for one semester or year-long

Books Needed:

One-time fee of $25 for class handouts 

*Students must play an instrument in order to participate in this class. They can be at a beginner level, but they should know at least the basics of one instrument. 



This class is a combination of music theory and collaborative playing. Students will be introduced to the ins and outs of chord charts and lead sheets, as well as an introduction of the Nashville Number System. We will explore the building blocks of rhythm, melody, and harmony through the hands-on study of instrumentation, scales, chords, and meter. Students will also be introduced to the basics of improvising and arranging through the playing of popular tunes and worship songs. Each week will focus on a theory concept and an applicable creative skill, and we will then practice the new skills in an ensemble setting, culminating in a performance of two songs at the end of each semester. Any instrument is welcome to join us for this fun experience!

While there will be some overlap of theory instruction from semester to semester, each semester will focus on different songs and creative techniques.

Music Appreciation


Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Kristi Lee

Contact Info:

Cost: $260/student/semester

          *this class can be taken for one semester or year-long

Books Needed: TBD


Music, through the ages, has conveyed some of humankind’s most profound personal and cultural expression. Through the study of basic music theory, discussion about its changes and development from the beginning of time to the present day, and a whole lot of listening to every genre from medieval chant to current jazz, students will come to understand the syntax of music’s language and key aspects of its history that will enable them to appreciate and enjoy good music.


First semester will cover basic music theory concepts and will focus on musical styles, forms, and composers from 450-1750 (Middle Ages through Baroque) and the development of American music (including Bluegrass, Country, Jazz) with a look into nonwestern/world music. Second semester will focus on 1750 to the present (Classical to the 20th century and beyond, including American film and Broadway).

Personal Finance

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Tracy Middleton

Contact Info:

Cost: $600/student/year + a  one time fee of $80 for workbook and video access

Book: *No purchase necessary 

Foundations in Personal Finance:  High School Edition for Homeschool Student Text, by Dave Ramsey. This book will be purchased by the teacher and given to students the first day of class.



Description: In this year long personal finance class, we will use the Dave Ramsey Personal Finance curriculum as well as Scripture to understand a Biblical perspective on how to manage money.  The goal of this class is to help students understand what God’s Word says about work, wealth, stewardship, debt, saving and giving, with the hope that it will encourage students to wisely manage their finances as they begin to control their own resources and make decisions regarding money, ranging from eating lunch out to paying for college.  Topics discussed include budgets, compound interest, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, investing and retirement, insurance, taxes, and money and relationships.  There will be a video to watch each week along with homework activities, and culminating with a personal finance project.



Physical Science

Grade Level: 8th – 10th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:10

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $575/student/year + a one time $50 lab fee

Books Needed:

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition with Student Notebook



This year-long creation-based course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. It is generally recommended as an 8th-grade course, but students can use it for their 9th-grade coursework. The material and course work is rigorous in preparation for high school science.

The text covers atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere. Each of the 15 modules will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Class time will be spent primarily in laboratory experimentation, but also will include discussion and explanation.

Students will be tested at home and will need an individual email to log into the online classroom for testing and assignment submissions.  Students should expect to spend 30-45 minutes per day on this subject at home.

Psychology from a Christian Worldview

Grade: 9th -12th  (Minimum 8 students)

Day/Time: Tuesday 12:30p-2:00p

Instructor: Rob Moser, M.Ed., LCMHC

Contact Info: 

Cost: $500 per student for a full-year course

Textbook: Psychology: A Christian Perspective (2015) by Tim Rice (all workbooks/worksheets will be provided by the teacher)

ISBN-10: 0981558720

ISBN-13: ‎978-0981558721

Amazon link for textbook.:

Author’s link for textbook


Psychology has the Greek root word “psyche” which is most often translated as soul. So in essence, Psychology is the study of the soul (or mind).  In modern terms, it is an attempt to understand the wonder, complexity, and problems of human thought, behavior, and interaction through scientific means. Seeking to understand God’s created order in biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences is widely accepted in Christian circles; however, Psychology, because of its modern secular domination and influence, has, in many cases, been poorly wielded, mishandled, or altogether dismissed by the church.  This secular influence has led many Christians to become discouraged with psychology and “throw the baby out with the bathwater” so to speak.  

My hope in this course is to introduce students to the study of psychology and how it can be integrated with Christian theology and spirituality.  We will be looking at it as a scientific discipline in search of truth as revealed in God’s created order and as defined by his authoritative Word.  The student will be taught the core concepts and definitions of psychology and the scientific evidence that supports them while learning to integrate these concepts into our ever-refining Christian worldview. They will also be taught to think humbly, respectfully, and critically about the nature of interpretation (epistemology) of both psychology and theology which undergirds all of our studies. 

The goals of this course are that students will 1) acquire a basic understanding of how the brain and mind function, 2) develop a solid Christian integrated foundation for college-level psychology (which is predominantly secularized), and 3) be sharpened in their Christian worldview to integrate Psychology (and it’s growing body of scientific evidence) into their discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. 

Spanish 1

Grade level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Shanna Noel

Contact Info:

Cost: $600/student/year

Books Needed: 

Abeka Spanish 1-New

Spanish/English Dictionary 


Did you know that Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States? It also ranks as one of the top three languages spoken in the world. As students begin to study Spanish, they will gain insight into the culture and language of our diverse global community. In this year-long Spanish 1 course, students will learn to appreciate God's gift of language. Students will build a foundation in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish through a variety of activities both in class and at home. They will develop basic grammatical skills and the vocabulary to express themselves in simple sentences and phrases. Students will become familiar with Spanish-speaking countries, culture, and geography. Students will be expected to study vocabulary, practice grammatical concepts, memorize passages from the Bible and occasionally prepare presentations to share in class. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to continue with Spanish 2, which will provide a solid foundation for introductory college-level Spanish courses.

Spanish 2

Grade level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Thursday/ 9:00-10:30

Instructor: Shanna Noel

Contact Info:

Cost: $600/student/year

Books Needed:  Abeka Spanish 1 (this is the same book we used with Spanish 1 and it will be used as a supplement)


In this year-long Spanish 2 course, students will continue their journey of appreciating God's gift of language. Students will build upon concepts studied in Spanish 1 and will complete a variety of activities to strengthen reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the target language both at home and in class. They will develop grammatical skills such as using reflexive verbs, indirect and direct objects, the preterite, and imperfect tenses. Students will also continue their study of native Spanish-speaking cultures. Students will be expected to study vocabulary, practice grammatical concepts, memorize passages from the Bible, and occasionally prepare presentations to share in class. Upon completion of this course, students will have met the foreign language requirement for most major universities in the United States. Students will have a solid foundation for introductory college-level Spanish. 

survey of the New Testament

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/10:40-12:00. This class is closed for Fall 2023

Instructor: Wes Strebeck

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student for the semester

*this is a one semester course

Books Needed: 

- Rodger Crooks, One Lord, One Plan, One People, Banner of Truth, 2011.
- Robert H. Gundry, A Survey of the New Testament: 5th Edition, Zondervan Academic, 2012. (also, textbook rental available through Amazon)
-Greg Lanier, A Christian's Pocket Guide to How We Got the Bible, Christian Focus, 2018
-The Holy Bible (ESV Translation)


Description: This course aims to provide students with an introductory overview of the New Testament Scriptures, with the hope that they develop a deeper love and appreciation for God's Word. We will explore the historical context, key themes, and literary genres of the New Testament, giving special attention to the ways in which it explains the significance of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Speech & Debate - "Look up!"

Grade Level: 7th -12th (must be 12 by Oct 1)

Day/Time: Wednesday 12:30-2:30

Instructor: Bobbie Williams

Contact Info: (910) 787-3525

Cost: $450/student/year 

Curriculum: Online curriculum from

Students will need the following:

 The Authoritative Tools for Speech  and Foundational Tools for Team Policy Debate

*Please wait to order until you receive discount code from the teacher

Required to Participate in Tournaments: STOA membership (see website)

Our speech and debate class/club’s name is “Look Up!” and is based on the scripture Psalm 121. It is a recognition of where our help and strength truly comes from and should serve as a constant reminder as we navigate this new experience. Our club falls under the membership of STOA. STOA is a national Christian speech and debate organization. (see link) For this class, parents and students will be required to have read and acknowledged the statements of
faith that STOA sets forth. For the first few classes we highly encourage a parent to sit in and learn the information with the student, it will be highly beneficial.
This year students will learn the basics of Speech and Team Policy debate. They will be partnered with another student for the duration of the year for debate. They will choose and write their own cases, practice in-class debates, and possibly compete in tournaments. During their speech block they will learn the different platforms of speech STOA offers, learn basics on writing a speech and giving it.
Tournaments are completely optional, but offer many great advantages. They are a parent attended activity and costs for those are the responsibility of the family. There will several opportunities for tournaments in the second semester.
There are many scholarships given every year to students who have committed themselves to speech and debate and compete.

Credits Earned: Credits for high school can be earned in a variety of ways, how you (parent) give credit will depend on what/how many events your student participates in and how many hours of work they put in.

Cost of Class includes: Summer camp (date TBD) that will be a HUGE jump start to the school year and is very highly recommended in order to participate in this class. You will also receive a Look Up! Speech and Debate t-shirt. A debate flow pad will also be provided to you.

World cultures and geography

Grade Level: 9th-12th

Day/Time: Wednesday/8:30-10:30

Instructor: Elizabeth Burk

Contact Info:

Cost: $600/student/year

Books Needed: 

BJU Press Cultural Geography 5th Edition, Text Only 


Description: This year long high school course will have your student circling the globe as we study the geography of our planet and the cultures in each place. How does geography impact a culture? How does the way a culture relates to God have an impact? Why is it valuable to study geography? How is it beneficial to your student today and in the future? How can we have an impact on the world in the days to come? These are some of the things we will discuss and discover this year!

Daily assignments for text work done at home will facilitate discussion in class to be sure the students are thoroughly grasping the content and its potential application to their life. Tests will either be emailed to parents and taken at home and returned for grading or administered via Google Classroom.
This preserves class time for discussion and review. There will be essays, oral presentations, plus a research project included during the year. This is beneficial to all students, but especially those planning for college. This course counts as one full credit.

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