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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


Grade Level: 7th-9th

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

Instructor: Tim Williams

Contact Info:

Cost: $450/student/year

Online Program Needed: 

Description: 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. All topics in a one year Pre-algebra course (including Saxon 8/7) are taught.


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, online 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. Homework solutions are available through a video and PDF format.


Prerequisite: Memorized multiplication tables to 9 and earned an 80+ on any of the following texts*:

  • Saxon 7/6, 3rd or 4th Edition

  • Saxon Course 1

  • Abeka 8th Grade Math

  • Bob Jones 7th Grade Math

  • Singapore 6A & 6B

  • MathUSee Zeta

  • Horizons Grade 6 Math

  • Christian Light 7th Grade Math

  • Any publisher's math course that comes before pre-algebra in that curricula's recommended sequence. 

*If your student earned less than an 80, see the information at the bottom of this article:

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


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 semester class is closed and will open again in January, 2024

Instructor: Julie Babb

Contact Info:

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

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

Ballroom Dancing, Level 1

Grade Level: 8th-12th

Day/Time: Tuesday/ 12:30-1:45

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

Cost: $245/student/semester


Students will be introduced to a variety of social dances including shag, waltz, 2-step and rumba. This class will include formal etiquette. There will be opportunities to participate in community dances as well as an end of the year formal dinner and dance in May. 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!


Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Tracy Middleton

Contact Info:

Cost: $550/student/year- includes textbook, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution,Level 2

Books Needed: provided by the teacher


Now more than ever, as the details surrounding the founding of this great country of ours are getting more and more distorted, students need to know and understand the original principles laid out in our Constitution for the governing of America.  Middle school students are at an age where they are beginning to understand the role of the American government in their lives. Through engaging, interactive hands-on activities, they will learn about the founding of the United States government, the three branches of government, and what it means to be a citizen of the United States. Woven throughout this course, the Socratic method will help students develop critical thinking skills such as determining between fact or opinion, making sound judgements and supporting ideas with evidence, analyzing primary and secondary sources, taking notes, understanding cause and effect. This year long class will also incorporate scripture from the Bible to help students understand a Biblical perspective of government. 


General Science

Grade Level: 7th – 9th

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Kati Naef

Contact Info:

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

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. 

Health & Nutrition

Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Thursday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Jennifer Bass

Contact Info:

Cost: $250/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.



Grade Level: 6th-12th


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


Instructor: Lauren Merceruio


Contact Info:


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


Books 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.)

Literature and Writing

Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Wednesday/9:00-10:30. This time slot is full for 2023/2024

                    or Wednesday 12:30-2:00   This time slot is full for 2023/2024

Instructor: Jeremy Ackerman

Contact Info:

Cost: $300/student/semester

Books Needed:

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.

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (World)                        

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Sudan)       

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (Afghanistan)

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (China)               

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling      (India)

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (Brazil)                                  

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (Mexico)                         

Refugee by Alan Gratz (Cuba/Syria/Germany)


Description: This Year’s Theme: Around the World

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss. 

Every once-in-a-while, I like to compile a curriculum that takes my students to new and exotic places; places where they can experience what life is like in other countries.

As we vicariously travel through these books, we will extract topics from them to write about; subjects ranging from animals to immigration. Starting with simple one paragraph essays, we will build each week in our knowledge and expectations until, by the end of the year, we are producing five paragraph essays with finesse. That’s the goal anyway! In class, there is usually some grammar work, discussion, review games, and fun and creative writing prompts.



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

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

*students must play an instrument 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 we 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. 

Logic: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies

Grade Level: 7th-9th 


Day/Time: Wednesday/12:30-1:45. This class is closed and will open again in 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.


Music Appreciation


Grade Level: 7th-12th

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

Instructor: Kristi Lee

Contact Info:

Cost: $260/student/semester

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

Book: coming soon


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. 

Fall Semester will cover basic music theory concepts and will focus on musical styles, forms and composers from 450 to 1750 ( Middle Ages through Baroque) and the development of American music (including Bluegrass, Country and Jazz)with a look into nonwestern/world music.

Spring Semester will focus on 1750 to the present (Classical to the 20th century and beyond including American film and Broadway)

Persuasive Writing

Grade Level: Advanced 6th Graders to 8th Graders

Day/Time: Thursday/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 end 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 ISBN 0-06-026460-8 (summer read)
2. The Sign of The Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare ISBN 978-0-395-33890-2
3. Number The Stars by Lois Lowry ISBN 978-0-547-57709-8
4. I am David by Ann Holm ISBN 978-0-15-206084-8
5. Crispin The Cross of Lead by Avi ISBN 0-7868-0828-4
6. Tirza by Lucille Travis ISBN 978-0-8361-3546-6
7. Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls ISBN 978-0-440-41267-0
8. Amos Fortune by Elizabeth Yates ISBN 0-14034158-7
9. The Door in The Wall by Marguerite de Angeli ISBN 0-440-40283-2
10. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare ISBN 978-0-395-13719-2
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle ISBN 978-0-312-36754-1

Physical Science

Grade Level: 8th – 10th

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

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: Thursday 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 & 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 below)  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.

 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. 

World History

Grade Level: 6th-8th

Day/Time: Wednesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Elizabeth Burk

Contact Info:

Cost: $550/student/year

Books: ABeka History of the World in Christian Perspective, 5th Edition (Student text only)
World Atlas and Geography Studies of the Eastern Hemisphere (Student Activity Book)

Description: This year we will dive into the history of the world, beginning with creation and
continuing to modern day. Our time together will be spent discussing the things the students have read, studying geography and how it has impacted the nations of the world as they have developed, and why it is important to keep the Bible as our ultimate source of truth as we study history. As we study through the centuries, we will see why the way a culture relates to God is important. Daily assignments, designed for a 4 day work week for text work done at home with a 5th day of class time, will facilitate discussion in class to be sure the students are thoroughly grasping the content and understanding how that knowledge is important to them today and in the future. Tests will be emailed to parents, taken at home and returned for
grading. This preserves class time for discussion and review.

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