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Algebra 1 with integrated geometry

Grade Level: 8th-11th

Day/Time: Monday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Tim Williams


Cost: $500/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

  • Not sure if your student is ready? Check out this optional Placement Test.

Grade Level: 6th/7th grade


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


Instructor: Gina Crowder


Contact Info:


Cost: $450/year plus a $50 supply fee


Books Needed:

America's Story, Volume 3:  by Angela O'Dell, From the Early 1900s to our Modern Times

​Additional resources provided


An Unforgettable Journey Through American History! 

Students will learn about America’s history, discoveries, inventions, hardships, and triumphs through the incredible events and characters that shaped American history from the early 1900s to Modern Times. Just a few of the historical stops on our journey include the first flight, the Model T, WWI, WWII, and the Great Depression.

We will engage in all kinds of activities to make history come alive- building projects, eating foods from certain eras, art and music activities, drama/reenactments, historical games, hosting a mini World's Fair and that's just a sampling of the fun we will have together on our journey! History can be fun!

An added element to this middle school specific class will be a focus on study skills. There is so much information in history. Students will be introduced to various study tools to help them remember some of the main points of each week's topics. 

American history-Activity based learning



Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Elizabeth Burk

Contact Info:, 901-262-9064 (not 910)

Cost: $550

Books Needed: 

BJU Press American Republic 5th Edition, text only (may be able to order in bulk for a Discount)


The goal of this class will be to prepare students to become discerning citizens who can think critically about the events of history and learn from the successes and failures of the past to make wise decisions for today. Beginning with the discovery of the New World, we will survey major events that have shaped American history, making note of cultural shifts and influences up to present day. Interacting and engaging with details of these events helps to better understand the context and the relationship to history. Students will gain a better understanding of American values and government to fully appreciate our United States history. Tests will be emailed to parents and taken at home to return for grading.

This preserves class time for discussion and review.

Art History
code: art402

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-2:00 

Instructor: Julie Babb

Contact Info:

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



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. This course will be a great compliment to the history and literature courses being offered at CHC.



Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time:  Tuesday/10:40-12:00 *this time slot is full

                     Tuesday/ 12:30-2:00


Instructor: Christine Cheesman

Contact Info:

Cost: $450

Materials Needed: Teacher will provide a supply list


This exciting new class will be for middle and high school students who are either new to the visual arts or experienced. We will focus on the creation of visual art through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and design. Students will explore a wide range of 2-D and 3-D media, skills and techniques while focusing on gaining confidence in visual creativity and expression. Students will be required to bring their own art supplies to class, so they will be able to work at home as well. There will be not additional material fee for this reason

Ballroom Dancing, Level 1

Grade Level: 8th-12th

Day/Time: Thursday/ 10:40-11:55

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester plus $75 fee for the formal due December 1


Ballroom dance teaches students the art of collaboration 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! This class will include dance floor and formal etiquette. Students will be introduced to a variety of social dances including Waltz, Nightclub 2-step,
East Coast Swing and Rumba in the fall semester; Foxtrot, West Coast Swing and Cha-cha in the spring, among others. A once-a-month Friday night dance event is included in the tuition.  The ballroom classes culminate with an end-of-year formal dinner and ball. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in community social dances throughout the year. Though this course is offered by semester, it is strongly recommended that students take both semesters.  Both fall and spring semester participation is required to move to Ballroom 2.


Grade Level: 6th-12th


Day/Time: Monday/12:30-2:00


Instructor: Kristi Lee


Contact Info:


Cost: $250/student/semester


Books Needed: no textbook, a $25 fee for music handouts



The CHC choir class provides a fun opportunity for students to enhance their musical, creative, and expressive skills in an ensemble environment. Students will learn the basics of singing and reading music, learn how to visually and aurally analyze the structure of musical compositions, develop song repertoire, broaden listening skills, interpret musical expressively, and create arrangements as a musical ensemble.


code: sci202

Grade Level: 5th/6th

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

Instructor: Hayley Hamilton

Contact Info:, 910-338-8417 

Cost: $450/student/year plus a one time $30 supply fee


Books Needed: Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Apologia (textbook)

                          Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Notebooking Journal (not Junior)



 This year-long course provides an excellent overview of Earth Science from a Biblical Worldview. It features a beautifully written textbook and a Notebooking Journal that will be used at home each week. Topics include sun and solar system, habitats, spheres of the earth, mapping, rocks, soil, hydrosphere, atmosphere, climate and weather, weather forecasting, cycles of life and much more! We will do hands on experiments in class weekly. The Notebook Journal  provides structure for weekly lessons at home. This is going to be a very interactive and interesting class! 

General Science
code: sci301

Grade Level: 7th – 9th

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-2:00

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $650

Books Needed:

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


This year-long, laboratory-based, upper-middle school science course covers a wide range of topics including an understanding of atoms, molecules, the chemicals that are necessary for life, DNA, and cells. These topics are all discussed in the context of history, explaining how specific scientific advances led to the scientific explanations that the students are being taught. This allows students to learn not only the current scientific understanding of these topics but also how scientists reached that understanding. The course then discusses the levels of organization found in creation and spends time discussing topics at each level. Throughout the course, God's design in nature is highlighted, and topics in the creation/evolution debate are discussed.


This course also focuses largely on the scientific process, concluding with a Science Fair component Spring semester. Each student will be actively engaged in the scientific process:  asking a question, developing a hypothesis, then designing an experiment to test and measure their results and report their data before judges.

Each of the fourteen modules will take approximately two and a half weeks to complete. Students will be given assignments from the textbook to be completed before coming to class. Classroom time will primarily be spent in discussion of the material and laboratory experimentation. Students will be evaluated by performance on module tests as well as laboratory reports and notebook completion. Students will be tested at home and will need an individual email to log into the online classroom for testing and assignment submissions. Daily work requirement will be 30-45 minutes per day at home. 

Grammar and writing


Grade Level: 4th-6th grade


Days/Times: Tuesday/10:40-12:00               


Instructor: Gina Crowder


Contact Info:


Cost:  $450/student/year plus a $15 supply fee


Books Needed:

Writing Curriculum: Wonders of Science Writing Lessons by Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2023. 

*Grammar will cover parts of speech and mechanics. Book coming soon. 


This class will have a gentle introduction to grammar and mechanics. The writing component will introduce students to IEW’s structure and style in writing. Wonders of Science writing lessons features science-themed topics such as insects, inventions, and famous scientists in history, while students learn to write with Structure and Style.  Skills and concepts in both grammar and writing will be introduced in class and students will be given the opportunity to practice them at home through assignments given for each week. This class will culminate in an exciting writing project at the end of the year with a special night for them to showcase their work. This class will pair well with American History.

Health & Nutrition

Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Thursday/9:00-10:30

                   *Fall semester only


Instructor: Jennifer Bass

Contact Info:

Cost: $275/student -this is a one semester course

Books needed:

Total Health: Talking About Life's Changes: A Health Textbook for Middle School, Susan Boe

Total Health: Talking About Life's Changes, Student Workbook by Susan Boe


We live in a society where our children are given so many different messages on a daily bases; what they should eat, what to wear and not to wear, what to think, say, do, and feel. It can be confusing and overwhelming to young teens as they mentally try to navigate all of these messages.

In this semester-long course, students will learn about health and nutrition from a spiritual, physical, social, and mental viewpoint. What does God say about our bodies and how does He want us to take care of the one body He has given to us? What foods hinder us and what foods keep us healthy? What causes disease? What do biblical friendships and relationships really look like? Through hands-on projects, group interactions, and discussions, we will find answers to these questions. These topics are invaluable to our young teens because the choices they make now both physically and mentally can impact them for years to come.


instrumental ensemble

Grade Level: 6th-8th

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

Instructor: Kristi Lee

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester

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

Book:  One-time fee of $25 for class handouts


CHC’s Instrumental Ensemble is designed for 6th-8th grade students who have either completed the Intro to Music class or exhibit a beginner/early intermediate skill level on an instrument. Students will learn the basics of modern band theory (including scales, chords, rhythm, notation, and tablature), how to read and play from chord charts and lead sheets, and gain invaluable experience playing in a group setting.

Skills will be practiced in a fun band ensemble setting, culminating in performances each semester at CHC’s Christmas program in December and CHC's End-of-Semester celebration in May!

*Even though the Instrumental Ensemble class is geared towards Middle School and the Modern Band class is geared towards High School, there is not a hard and fast age/grade rule since skill level is also a factor. If you have any questions about which class is the better fit for your child, please reach out to Kristi.

Grammar and writing


Grade Level: 6/7th

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

Instructor: Ali Willson

Contact Info:

Cost: $500/year

Books Needed:

Grammar & Writing: Student Textbook Grade 6 2nd Edition 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0544044265

Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book (6th Edition): Lori Verstegen: 9781623413446 -

Description: In this grammar-rich class, students will follow the classic Saxon model of incremental development and continuous review as they learn  grammar. Topics will include sentence structures, diagramming, parts of speech and much more. Class time will be equally split between writing and grammar.

For the writing portion, we’ll take a trip to ancient times with a theme-based writing curriculum by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. By using IEW’s structure and style methods, this class will cover key word outlines, retelling narrative stories, summarizing multiple references, inventive writing, formal essays, and a formal critique all through the lens of ancient history. Students will be assisted and encouraged to enhance their public speaking skills as they read their papers to the class. Vocabulary cards and optional literature suggestions will be included. At the end of the year students will be given the opportunity to use their skills to write a formal essay on an ancient historical person of their choice as well as present their work, in full costume, at a year-end celebration.

Literature and Writing

Grade Level: Advanced 6th, 7th-8th

Day/Time: Monday/9:00-10:30 or 12:30-2:00


Instructor: Jeremy Ackerman

Contact Info:

Cost: $300/student/semester (includes grading, report cards, quarterly prizes, and teacher-designed curriculum)

Books Needed:

*No textbooks to buy

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Tempest by William Shakespeare                

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson       

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett               

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien                      

Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle              


This Year’s Theme: Teatime with the Brits!

Fancy an unforgettable tour? Well, mind the gap, because this year’s booklist will vicariously transport us across the pond to the enchantingly mysterious heaths and hamlets that inspired so many writers. Pour a cuppa, take a seat, and prepare for a smashing ride through some of the greatest British classics ever written. From political pigs to pugnacious pirates to pitiless penny-pinchers and from impoverished orphanages to magical islands to foggy heaths inhabited by haunted hounds, I guarantee you will have a jolly good time.

Now, for the details! This is a full year English course comprised of literature, writing, and grammar. Academically, students can expect paced reading assignments, weekly vocabulary, literature-related essays, annotation, vocabulary tests, final book comprehension tests, and occasional public speaking. By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to the following: 6-8 classic works, 150 memorized vocabulary words, annotation skills, descriptive writing, narrative writing, persuasive writing, expository writing, informative writing, compare/contrast writing, poetry, organizational skills, and important grammar and editing concepts. I have designed all aspects of this curriculum with inspiration from IEW’s theme-based writing, IEW’s Fix-It, Analytical Grammar, and eight years of discovering what works for the average middle schooler and what doesn’t. The structure of this class is laid back, yet still rigorous enough to be a challenge for advanced rising sixth graders and seventh and eighth graders with the goal of preparing them for high school English.

Note: This year, I will be recording grades and offering report cards. Because I know how many of you have busy schedules, it can be hard to keep track of whether your student is doing everything they’re assigned.

What can you expect in my classroom? I can’t stand boring lectures, so the first thing you can expect is fun. That’s not to say all students will be smiling ear to ear like they’ve just dismounted the newest amazing roller coaster. I’m not a miracle worker! However, with each class I strive to incorporate friendly, competitive review games, artistic expression, creative writing prompts, and the occasional dad joke because, hey… that’s how eye roll.

Grade Level: 6th/7th

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

Instructor: Shelley King

Contact Info:

Cost: $450 plus a one time $40 fee for supplies

Books Needed

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright

(accompanying notebooks are optional)

Matter, Molecules and Atoms, by Bertha Morrison Parker

Marie Curie's Search for Radium by Beverly Birch (second semester)


This course will be a fascinating and fun introduction to the world of chemistry and
physics. The first semester will be spent journeying through Jeannie Fulbright’s Exploring Creation With Chemistry and Physics. This course will take a living approach to these subjects and many of the assignments will focus on narration and notebooking. The second semester will be spent reading living books to bring chemistry and physics to life and to take a look into the history of these subjects! During each class, we will have the chance to experience a multitude of hands on experiments and demonstrations. These hands on activities are sure to help students build a love for these subjects and hopefully prepare them for success as they study them more in high school and beyond. The class will end with a fun night of presentations titled “Faces of Chemistry” where students will present a chemist from history.


code: sci302

code: log401

Grade Level: 8th-10th


Day/Time: Monday/10:40-12:00


Instructor: Ali Willson


Contact Info:


Cost: $500/year


Books Needed: 

Books: Introduction to Logic by Jason Lisle

            A Case for Christ: Student Edition by Lee Strobel


To think logically is to think like God. This class, where apologetics meets logic, will underscore the importance of a Christian worldview and how logic ultimately comes from God. Students will be introduced to the elements that make up a logical argument. Through weekly vocabulary memorization and numerous examples, students will learn how to spot common fallacies, or errors in logic, and will be exposed to actual arguments they may encounter online, in the media or when defending their faith.

In addition, during the last eight weeks of class, students will put their logic and critical thinking skills into action when we tackle A Case for Christ: Student Edition which offers convincing evidence that the Christian faith is not based on legend, but historical fact.

Music Appreciation
code: mus401

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Day/Time: Monday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Kristi Lee

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/student/semester

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

Book: no textbook needed, $25 fee for hand-outs


Music through the ages has conveyed some of humankind’s most profound personal and cultural expression. Through the study of music’s basic elements and characteristics, discussion about its changes and development from the beginning of time to the present day, and a whole lot of listening to a wide variety of genres and styles from medieval chant to current jazz, this class brings a fresh approach to thinking about music and appreciating its many forms and styles. By engaging with key examples from classical, folk, and popular traditions from around the world, students will be grounded in the historical and cultural context of each work based on a Christian worldview and in the process gain a richer understanding of music, history, and culture - and ultimately an appreciation for the good gift of music. This class is designed to be engaging and discussion-based with hands-on class projects as opposed to a deluge of lectures. As an elective course, outside work will be minimal and mostly consist of choices and options based on students’ musical interests so they can explore and grow in what they enjoy.


Each semester will focus on different genres and works. While the year-long journey is helpful to get a full overview, this class may be taken for one semester as well.

Persuasive Writing with Classic Literature for Young Readers
code: la301

Grade Level: Advanced 6th Graders to 8th Graders

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

Instructor: Sally Evans


Core Curriculum: The Lost Tools of Writing Level One – Teacher Guide
The Lost Tools of Writing Level One – Student Workbook


Cost: $500/per student /per year


This course introduces the students to essential writing tools and lays out a sequence of exercises that guide them step by step to be able to produce a well organized, effective, and eloquent persuasive essay. This course is integrated with works of quality literature that allow the students the opportunity to acquire material for argumentation. At the end of the course students will master helpful methods by which to overcome the basic challenges of writing, namely, Invention (coming up with ideas), Arrangement (ordering those ideas), and Elocution or Style (expressing those ideas appropriately and beautifully). In summary, your student will learn how to discover material, how to arrange it, and finally how to communicate it appropriately and effectively. This course can be the precursor or go in tandem with speech and debate. The integrated literature is mostly wholesome historical fiction rich in story plots of characters coming of age, growing and maturing through challenges in life. These choices present an ideal source of material for the essays:

1. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder  (summer read)
2. The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 
3. Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
4. I am David by Ann Holm 
5. Crispin The Cross of Lead by Avi 
6. Tirza by Lucille Travis 
7. Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 
8. Amos Fortune by Elizabeth Yates
9. The Door in The Wall by Marguerite de Angeli 
10. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

code: ma402

Grade Level: 7th-9th

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Coming soon

Contact Info: Coming soon

Cost: Coming soon


Description: Coming soon









code: MA301

Grade Level: 6th

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

Instructor: Hayley Hamilton

Contact Info:

Cost: coming soon

Book Needed: coming soon

Description: coming soon








Physical Science
code: sci401

Grade Level: 8th – 10th

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

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $575/student/year +  a $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 highschool 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.


Grade Level: 6th-8th

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

Instructor: Sally Evans


For Grades: Advanced 6th Graders to 8th Graders

Core Curriculum: Spanish for Children - Primer A by Julia Kraut, Sarah Foose and Grant Durrell - ISBN : 978-1-60051-047-2
Spanish for Children - Primer A Answer Key by Julia Kraut, Sarah Foose and Grant Durrell
ISBN : 978-1-60051-048-9


Cost: $500/per student/per year plus $10 supply fee

Description: This course is an excellent introduction to Spanish as a second language. It is a perfect way by which to ease into the upcoming High School Spanish. It can also be the beginning of a strong foundation in learning foreign languages in general.
Like in any other foreign language course, there is a strong vocabulary memorization component. Most importantly, the curriculum gets deep into the universal mechanics of grammar, and for that reason, it can also be a wonderful complement to whatever English Grammar program you are using at home. By emphasizing grammatical patterns in the language, a deeper understanding of its usage is brought about so students end up developing greater confidence in speaking Spanish conversationally. As a prerequisite, students must have a basic understanding of the parts of speech in English. Realistically, this course is 80% grammar and vocabulary, 15% conversation, and 5% culture. To maximize the effectiveness of this program a parent must commit to learn alongside in order to be able to correct and reinforce the material at home.

Speech and Debate
code: sd401

Grade Level: 6th through 12th (must be 12 by October 2024)

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00


Instructor: Laura Hao


Contact Information:


Cost: $400/year. Also plan on about $20 dollars for printing and materials, a $95 STOA membership per family to participate in a tournament and tournament fees which vary by location ($100-$200 dollars). 


Materials Needed: Please purchase 2 yellow legal pads, a three ring binder, and a small expanding file folder.



Whether your child is a reluctant public speaker or a passionate communicator, this is the class for them. Partnering with STOA, a Christian Speech and Debate league for Christian homeschooling families, I will be aligning this class with STOA’s main objective: To develop world-class communicators who speak boldly and change the world for Christ. My heart is to see young people develop confidence to effectively communicate in whatever endeavor God calls them to. I also hope to have lots of fun in the process. I encourage every student to participate in at least one nearby STOA tournament in the school year. My very reluctant son fell in love with debate through his first tournament. 


Throughout the year we will be alternating learning and practice between speech and debate. STOA offers a wide variety of speech events from dramatic monologues, informative presentations, persuasive arguments, apologetic reasonings, and much more. I will be encouraging students to try multiple kinds of public speaking from self written, impromptu, and literature-based speeches. The other component of the class will focus on learning about government policy through debate. Each year STOA picks a topic that will guide debate through the year. This year’s topic was energy policy, but this summer STOA will announce a new topic. We will learn about the topic as a class and practice articulating, flowing, and refuting arguments related to government policy surrounding the issue. Pre-crafted arguments are available to make this very doable for students. By the end of the year every student will have a better grasp on a wide variety of public speaking and even understand a new field of government policy. More importantly I hope that students discover an increased confidence in Christ as they challenge themselves to grow as communicators.

Study Hall
Code: SH401

Grade Level: 6th-12th

Day/Time:   Monday/9:00-10:30, 10:40-12:00, 12:30-2:00

Tuesday/9:00-10:30, 10:40-12:00, 12:30-2:00

Thursday/9:00-10:30, 10:40-12:00, 12:30-2:00

Overseer: TBD

Cost: $100/student/semester for one Study Halls

$200/student/semester for two Study Halls

$300/student/semester for three Study Hall


Study Hall will be provided for students waiting for a class or for siblings who are in class. This is an opportunity for students to work quietly under the oversight of an adult.

Computer use during this time is up to the discretion of CHC as the need arises.

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