2017-2018 Course Descriptions, The Woodlands Campus
 

Art

Christian Worldview

Composition / Literature / Grammar

Computer Technology

Economics / Government

Geography / History

Mathematics

Reading/Spelling

Science

 

 

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Art  
 

Art 1 (Ages 8-11) Cindy Johnson

We begin with a short study of art history. We will study shifts in style to see art in the flow of history. Students will learn begin to understand how to be good judges of art. We look at a lot of pictures of great art and discuss them. Students always enjoy this and it doesn’t take them long to form and state their own opinions!

After this, the class is hands-on as we learn the basic elements of art: space, line, shape, texture, value, etc, using color and learning more complex techniques. We will have lessons in things like pencil, art pens, watercolor, collage, sculpture, metal embossing, plaster and many other surprises. Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see. They will draw from real objects, copy great works, and use their imaginations. There will be many surprises and games thrown in to keep them guessing and excited.

As I get many repeat customers, I change classes continually so the identical class the following year will be completely different. Students may take the same class for years in a row and still benefit.

Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

 

Art 2 (Ages 12-14) Cindy Johnson

Class begins with a study of art history.  Study will be similar to that as stated in Art 1, but much more in-depth.  We will progress through time periods covering Christian, Byzantine, Pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Reformation, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, etc. up to modern times.  We will continually discuss how to distinguish worthy art from bad art – not just fine arts, but books, movies, music, etc.

The class is hands-on, learning the elements and principles of art. During the year, we will use materials like pencils, artists’ pens, vine and compressed charcoal, watercolors, metal embossing, prints, plaster and encounter many surprises along the way.  Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see.  They will draw from life, copy great works, manipulate and use pictures and photos, and draw from their imaginations. My goal is to help them become creative people in all areas, understand and not be intimidated by art, and become people that can creatively communicate to the world.

There will be weekly assignments.  Grading will NOT apply to a student's artistic ability, but his completion of assigned work. Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

As my students return year after year, I change lessons continually.  A student my take the same class repeatedly and benefit greatly.

Homework:  1-2 hours/week. Two credits: One fine arts credit, one art history credit.  
Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

 

High School Art (Ages 15 -18) Cindy Johnson

Class begins with a study of art history.  Study will be similar to that as stated in Art 1, but much more in-depth.  We will progress through time periods covering Christian, Byzantine, Pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Reformation, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, etc. up to modern times.  We will continually discuss how to distinguish worthy art from bad art – not just fine arts, but books, movies, music, etc.

The class is hands-on, learning the elements and principles of art. During the year, we will use materials like pencils, artists’ pens, vine and compressed charcoal, watercolors, metal embossing, prints, plaster and encounter many surprises along the way.  Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see.  They will draw from life, copy great works, manipulate and use pictures and photos, and draw from their imaginations. My goal is to help them become creative people in all areas, understand and not be intimidated by art, and become people that can creatively communicate to the world.

There will be weekly assignments.  Grading will NOT apply to a student's artistic ability, but his completion of assigned work. Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

As my students return year after year, I change lessons continually.  A student my take the same class repeatedly and benefit greatly.

Homework:  1-3 hours/week. Two credits: One high school fine arts credit, one art history credit.

Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

Christian Worldview

 

Starting Points - Grades 6-9 Chris Criswell

Starting Points is the biblical worldview primer. It is the introduction to students to begin thinking about and analyzing both the biblical worldview and the worldviews around them. The purpose of this study is to establish the biblical worldview in the hearts and minds of your children. It lays the solid foundation for their own personal lives. It also provides a compass for giving direction in the evaluation of all the ideas that will confront them in life. And finally, this study is an excellent preparatory course for World Views of the Western World.  It gives (1)American History, (1)Bible, and (1)Literature/Composition credit.  The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $100 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats.  Expected Workload: 3-5 hours a week outside of class.  This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at 281-948-2208 or p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com.  Cost is $50.00 per month, $500.00 per year, there is also a one time $10 fee due for teacher generated handouts which will be due with registration.   Mail payments and registration form to 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375 and make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

Worldview I Grades 9 - 12 Chris Criswell

This is the first year of a comprehensive classical high school study that is designed to help the student to develop a Christian worldview through course work in various academic disciplines. The curriculum has two tracks of study. Both tracks cover the historical periods of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. One track is a Biblical Worldview section. Attention is given to the study of Scripture as well as the writings of Frances and Edith Schaeffer along with other great classical theologians such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second track of study deals with the Greco-Roman period. In this study, consideration is given to classical literature such as The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer, The Republic by Plato, audio tapes with the teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Partial or full credit is given for the following subjects for this first year: Composition I, Ancient Literature, Philosophy/Religion, Western Civilization, Humanities, and World History. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $200 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. This is a weekly one hour-twenty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $10 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts. Expected Workload(Averaged out over year): 6-9 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. For Worldview classes mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

Composition / Literature

 

 

Sentence to Paragraph Writing: Ages 11 to 14 – Lauren Brooks

Sentence to Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which starts with composing well-written, basic sentences, and then quickly moves to developing a single-paragraph paper and ends the year with two-paragraph papers. The class will begin with improving sentence structure by applying basic grammar and figures of speech. This emphasis is continued as the student learns the organizational process of brainstorming, outlining, rough draft, and editing, resulting in a well-written paragraph. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403.

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. Allow approximately two (2) hours per week of study time. 

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class.

    *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

    *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

 

Paragraph Writing: Ages 12 to 16 – Lauren Brooks

Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which covers writing a single paragraph paper to an introduction of a 5-paragraph essay. The class will work on organizational skills such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, and editing. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403.

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. Allow approximately four hours per week of study time. 

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

     *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

     *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

 

Essay Writing: Ages 13 to 18 – Lauren Brooks

Essay Writing is a fundamental approach covering 5 and 6-paragraph essays, a 7 to 9-paragraph research paper, a group project paper, timed essays, and poetry. The class will review and strengthen organizational skills, such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, editing, and logical reasoning. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403. The Write Foundation Paragraph Writing curriculum (in class or at home) is a prerequisite for this class. Anyone who has not taken Paragraph Writing is required to get special permission from the teacher before registering for this class.

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. Allow approximately four to six hours per week of study time.

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

    *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

    *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

      

The Bridge Writing and Literature – Year 1 - Grades: 9-12 Dianna de Valle

In the literature portion of this course, students will be reading stories from an American Literature Sampler and a British Literature Sampler to acquaint them with the richness of the written word.  We will study works from various genres and classify works according to their literary time periods. Critical reading comprehension skills will be learned and practiced as we work to read “between the lines” in an effort to understand not only what was said, but what was meant by the author.  Students will be taught how to identify structural elements such as theme, plot, conflicts, setting, and character types.  Other important literary analysis aspects such as tone, imagery, and symbolism will be mastered along with identification of simile, metaphor, personification, and much more.

Writing instruction will begin with students being introduced to and taught the 10 step writing process. The first semester focuses on the technical aspects of writing as students acquire and engage the necessary skills for writing persuasive, narrative, and compare/contrast essays.  The second semester will explore various fun and imaginative writing processes and activities to help with the more creative side of writing.  During the second semester students will also be taught the incremental development process for writing an MLA format research paper including topic, thesis, research and outline development. This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to foster a love and understanding for literature and writing within the student by giving them the necessary tools and instruction.  There will be 10 payments of $55 each for the class.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental fee of $55. You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature-- Year 2 Grades: 10-12 Dianna de Valle

The literature portion of this course engages the student in careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature from various genres and periods ranging from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Through the close reading of selected texts, the student will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure to their readers.  As the student reads, they will consider a work’s structure, style, and theme, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  The student will be introduced to the art of reading deliberately and thoroughly, taking time to understand a work’s complexity, to absorb its richness of meaning, and to fully comprehend how that meaning is embodied in literary form. 

Using a 10 step writing process, students will write to understand a literary work, but will also engage in free writing and creative writing.  We will also learn and practice many different patterns of development for essays such as descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast, illustrative, narrative, process analysis and more.  This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to prepare the student for college level literature and writing.  Although not required, students will be prepared to take the AP Literature and Composition Exam and/or the CLEP Exam at the end of the year, which gives them the opportunity to earn 3-6 hours of college level English credits.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental charge of $60. There will be 10 payments of $60.00 each for the class.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

Creating Sentences Devin Gott

This course is designed for students aged 9 – 12 and will prepare them for formal paragraph writing. To determine readiness for this class contact Devin Gott at devin.a.gott [at] gmail [dot] com Lessons will discuss common writing errors, sentences structure and construction, and figures of speech. There will be a complementary Reading List which will count as extra credit towards homework.

You will need to purchase the Creating Sentences Worksheets from The Writing Foundation for $20 (https://thewritefoundation.org/order-worksheets/).  Students will need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.  Tuition is $45 for 10 months.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check should be mailed to Devin Gott, 2451 Lake Rd #711, Huntsville, TX 77340. Contact: Devin Gott at: devin.a.gott [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-216-1668.

Computer Technology

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in computer and technology education. CE was founded over 25 years ago and is constantly developing programs to stay at the forefront of technology education. The success of the CE program is due to several aspects: 1. Delivery by a trained teacher who also loves working with children, is enthusiastic and experienced with technology, and supports the mission of HIS Classes. 2. Curriculum that is professionally written by educators. 3. Software that is carefully selected to be educationally and age appropriate. 4. Technology skills are introduced and developed at appropriate age levels. Students build on their skills until achieving mastery of each technology area. 5. Integration of technology into core curriculum areas and real-life situations 6. A comprehensive, step-by-step process of co-operative learning to develop skills. Research has shown that students who have opportunities to work in pairs and small groups learn faster and more efficiently, have greater retention, and feel more positive about the learning experience. It is a way for students to learn essential interpersonal life-skills, oral communication skills, and to develop the ability to work collaboratively-- a skill now greatly in demand in the workplace. It is a way for students to take turns with different roles such as facilitator, reporter, recorder, etc. In a cooperative group, every student has a specific task; everyone is involved in the learning or project. 7. The study of each technology area is completed by the creation of a project. The topic of the project is related to work being covered in a core curriculum area or a topic of interest. By using their new skills in this way, we insure understanding and retention of technology skills, as well as reviewing and reinforcing their academics. For more details go to Computer Explorers or contact: Lorri Wyndham 281/256-4256 or info at lwyndham [at] iced [dot] net To register,  Special Registration Form

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Computer Applications  –  Dawn Romaguera

Semester 1

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement

Basic Computer Operations –open, close, adjust windows, open and save files to and from different drives, desk accessories, printing

Word Processing –learn advanced word processing skills, including how to create a multi-columnar document, add Headers and Footers, insert graphic images, use bullets and numbers and use and set tab and indent markers.

Graphic Design- use drawing tools to create geometric shapes that represent objects in the floor plan of the room for their personal space. Learn how to draw and position shapes into a document using grid lines and ruler guides, arrange the stacking order of objects and then group them, copy, cut and paste images to a clipboard and between documents.

Multimedia - create slide show presentations using the computer. Learn how to create a slide, add text, use animation, insert graphic images and pictures, add transitions, and sequence slides logically.

Semester 2

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement (review)

Spreadsheets- learn how to create a spreadsheet. Format a spreadsheet, use formulas to calculate data and create graphs to display information. Create an original spreadsheet.

Video Game Design - Design, create and edit your own 2-dimensional arcade-style video game: design the action, create the characters, and edit the objectives and outcomes. 

Internet/Telecommunications - learn how to create a web page using HTML code. Students learn how to use start and end tags and how to add hyperlinks, images and lists to their page. Create a website.

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Introduction to Computer Programming-   Dawn Romaguera 

Have fun while being challenged, as you discover the worlds of computer science, programming, and computer electronics.

Learn to understand the basics of computer programming in both 2D and 3D environments while you create video games and computer animations. This course uses 5 to 6 different computer software programs—using both typed code and building blocks of code. You will also learn about electricity, conductors, and insulators while fabricating unique computer controllers from seemingly unlikely materials. Finally you will be introduced to the world of interactive electronics when you program a circuit board connected to your computer to make motors spin, LED’s blink, and music play.

For more details go to ComputerExplorers.com/houston or contact: Dawn Romaguera at dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Economics / Government

 

U.S. Government (Fall) Grades: 9 - 12  Jack Hightower

In this course, U.S. Government, we will focus on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on its political structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels.  Students will be exposed to the major political ideas and forms of government in the past 6000 years.  There will be a significant focus of study on the U.S. Constitution, its underlying principles and ideas, and the form of government it created.  The student will analyze major concepts of Republicanism, Federalism, checks and balances, separation of powers, and individual rights of its citizens.  The student will also participate in comparing the U.S. system of government with other political systems from around the world.  We will also examine the impact of individuals, political parties, interest groups, technology, and the media on the current American political system.  We will also analyze the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the relationship between government policies and the current culture of the United States. 

The student will earn .5 credit, as required for graduation from a Texas high school

The class meets for 1 and ½ hours per week in the Woodlands.  The class fee is $55.00 per month or $275.00 a semester.  There is also a onetime fee of $20 for teacher handouts, due by the first day of class. Payments will run July to November. Make checks payable to Jack Hightower. Mail checks to 29214 Sedgefield St. Spring, TX 77386

CURRICULUM – Abeka - American Government in Christian Perspective (Third Edition). Curriculum will need to be ordered from Abeka Books ($25.30). Books will be required the first day of class in August.

If you have any questions concerning this course, please contact me at the following:  Email = jack_hghtwr [at] yahoo [dot] comor Cell# 713-377-0521

Economics - Principles and Practices (Spring) Grades: 9 - 12  Jack Hightower

Simply put, ECONOMICS is the study of the choices that individuals and societies make in the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of goods.  In this course the student will develop a good understanding of the following: 

1.  The management of personal and national economic affairs in accordance with God’s Word.

2.  The management of our household incomes wisely, and with the direction of God’s Word.

3.  The wise and prudent understanding of saving monies for ourselves, God’s tithe, and the family

The student will learn about the success of the Free Enterprise economy and the failure of the Command economy.  The student will learn how the Command economy robs people of their free will and personal responsibility, ultimately promoting complete dependence upon the government instead of GOD!  The student will see through study and application that work is honorable and ought to be industrious and efficient.     We are to labor in all things “as to the Lord” (Col.3:23) 

Finally, the student will receive instruction in understanding how our American Stock Market works, with a comparison with the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, European, South African, and Indian Stock Markets from around the world.

The student will work on a budget project learning and practicing putting a budget for their needs at different age levels of life.

The student will earn .5 credit, as required for graduation from a Texas high school.

The class will meet for 1 and ½ hours per week in the Woodlands during the Spring semester.  The class fee is $55.00 per month or $275.00 per semester.  There is also a onetime fee of $20 for teacher handouts, due the first day of class.  Payments run from December to April. Make checks payable to Jack Hightower.  Mail to 29214 Sedgefield St.  Spring, TX 77386.

CURRICULUM – Abeka - Economics Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective (Third Edition). Student book will need to be ordered from Abeka Books ($26.80). Books will be required first day of class in January 2018.

If you have any questions concerning this course, please contact me at the following:  Email - jack_hghtwr [at] yahoo [dot] comor Cell # 713-377-0521

Geography / History

 

U.S. History- Grades 9-12    Dianna de Valle

This class is an invitation for your child to look at history as what it really is….an exciting, action-packed, and intriguing STORY!  As we explore the STORY of our nation from its founding through the present day, our goal will be to make the facts come alive as weave together the events that tell this fascinating story of who we are as a nation. 

We will see how God’s hand has been at work since the beginning to lead and guide us into His destiny for our nation.  Although we will use a textbook as our framework, we will go far beyond just memorizing facts and dates.  We will incorporate bits of relevant literature, timelines, maps, activities and cultural experiences that will ultimately paint a picture of the rich heritage and history of our wonderful nation.  To understand where we are going, we must understand where we have been so that our perspective is balanced and our faith is built. 

This class will provide the student with 1 high school history credit.  Students will need the Bob Jones United States History 4th edition textbook and student activity manual, 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers with pockets and tabs, map pencils, note cards, and black ink pens.  Tuition is $50 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

U.S. Geography Grades: 4-8 Dianna de Valle

This engaging class will integrate the 5 themes of geography through fun hands on activities, projects, videos and bits of relevant literature.   Map skills, games, and other resources will be utilized to explore our great country and its rich history and heritage.  As we journey across the U.S., we will also discover and become familiar with the wildlife, habitats, climate and physical characteristics of the places we study.  Students will learn all the 50 states and their capitals as we study and classify the states according to their regions. The student will need Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book, The Young People’s Atlas of the United States (or similar US Atlas), 2-inch binder, map pencils, notecards, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens. Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month's tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.                                                                                   

 

Texas History Grades 7-8 Susan Garrett

Curriculum for this class is The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley~3rd edition.  Buckley chronicles the Providence of God in Texas History.  It is exciting to see how events developed in world politics to remove the control of European countries from the territory that would eventually become the United States.  The Texas God Created will give students a different look at Texas History.  It is an approach to history that shows “God is in control”.  Order third edition textbook without supplements online, or purchase at The Homeschool Store.  Also used will be Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren; this book is available at The Homeschool Store.

This course is designed to help the student ‘connect’ with our state through exploration and experience of Texas History.  We will combine classroom lectures, hands-on projects, maps studies and group interaction to learn what influenced our early ancestors to settle this great state.  Projects may include: Thanksgiving and Tex-Mex cook-offs, cookies/sweets of Texas, Wildflowers of Texas, Salt Map, State Park’s Profiles, “Texan” and “Indian” Profiles, “First” Texas Homes and others. 

Tuition is 10 payments @ $50.00 each and a one-time $25.00 material’s fee. Tuition checks are made payable to: Susan Garrett.  Mail registration form, tuition checks, material fee, and student fees to: Susan Garrett; 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379.

The best way to contact Mrs. Garrett is by email at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com.  You may also text her at 281-844-1667.

Mathematics

 

Switched on Schoolhouse Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra 2 - Susan Garrett

This curriculum is recommended for “non-math” and “math-minded” students alike.  It has proved to be successful with students who have previously had problems with other curricula. The curriculum requires each child to have the SOS computer program installed on his/her laptop, which will be used both at home and in class.  The student will progress at his/her own individual rate. Students will work on lessons in class; the teacher will preview the upcoming lessons or quiz for students, if necessary.    Mrs. Garrett will be available during the week by phone, text, or email to help if students have questions, or need extra help; students must be willing to contact Mrs. Garrett for this program to work well.   A timetable for completing the course in the school year will be given to students. However, there will be more emphasis on learning than on keeping exactly to the timeline.  Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used.   Class time will be 1 hour per week.  Tuition is $50 per month for 10 months.  A $10 supply fee for the year should be included with registration. Maximum class size will be 4 students per class period so that each student will receive individualized instruction. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to Mail registration form, tuition checks, and student fees to: Susan Garrett; 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2[at]gmail[dot]com. Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used

 

Saxon Math 65 Devin Gott

This course teaches, but is not limited to, the following concepts: Numbers and Operations of fractions, reading/writing decimals, roots, order of operations, reading/writing percent, U.S. measurements, unit conversions, measuring length and time, metric length and conversions, probability.  During class, four lessons are taught and concept problems are done together. At home, under the supervision of their parents, students will review their assigned SAXON CD lectures, complete weekly homework assignments, grade and correct their homework.  Also, under parent supervision, students will take the weekly tests and Investigations as assigned in their syllabus.

 Students need to purchase the Saxon Math 65, 3rd edition textbook, Solutions Manual, tests and the SAXON CD.  If you are new to Saxon curriculum, please take the online placement test for placement in this class.  Tuition for this 90 minute class is $60.00 per month for 10 months, also with a yearly $60 fee per student.  Registration forms should be mailed to Devin Gott, 2451 Lake Rd #711, Huntsville, TX 77340. Contact:   If you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable. Contact Devin Gott at devin.a.gott [at] gmail [dot] com 281-216-1668.

 

Prentice Hall Algebra 1 Devin Gott

This is a basic, comprehensive textbook used in public schools. These courses’ goal is to prepare students for College Level  Math. The student should have access to a computer as there are online resources for the class. Students will work on each chapter for approximately 2 weeks. The first week will be the lesson and exercises; and the second week will be review and the chapter project, which gives a real world problem for students to solve. Mrs. Devin will be available during the week by phone or email.

The textbooks are available through Amazon, and students will be required to have a scientific calculator and are expected to bring it to class every week. The book is Prentice Hall Math – Algebra 1 2007 Student Edition - 978-0133659467. The companion website for this course has supplementary videos, exercises and reviews for each chapter. Classes will be 1.5 hours once a week. Tuition is $60 per month for 10 months, and a one time $10 supply fee should be included with registration. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Devin Gott should be mailed to: Devin Gott, 2451 Lake Rd #711, Huntsville, TX 77340. Contact:  Devin Gott at: devin.a.gott [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-216-1668.

 

Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Devin Gott

This is a basic, comprehensive textbook used in public schools. These courses’ goal is to prepare students for College Level Math. The student should have access to a computer as there are online resources for the class. Students will work on each chapter for approximately 2 weeks. The first week will be the lesson and exercises; and the second week will be review and the chapter project, which gives a real world problem for students to solve. Mrs. Devin will be available during the week by phone or email.

The textbooks are available through Amazon, and students will be required to have a scientific calculator and are expected to bring it to class every week. The book is Prentice-Hall Mathematics: Algebra 2 – 2004 edition if possible but the Student edition -  978-0133659474 – is fine. The companion website for this course has supplementary videos, exercises and reviews for each chapter. Classes will be 1.5 hours once a week. Tuition is $60 per month for 10 months, and a onetime $10 supply fee should be included with registration. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Devin Gott should be mailed to: Devin Gott, 2451 Lake Rd.#711, Huntsville, TX  77340. Contact:  Devin Gott at: devin.a.gott [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-216-1668.

Science

 

Apologia Biology – Grades 8-11 Chris Criswell

This course is designed to be your student's first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course taught from a Biblical worldview. The Apologia Biology Textbook is the curriculum of choice because it is written in an easy-to understand, conversational style, while maintaining academic rigor. This class provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, providing your student with a strong background in: the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, Biblical creation and the theory of evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. This class will have a structured rhythm that is easy for students to follow, with clearly defined homework objectives. However, the classroom time will foster a creative and interactive environment with discussion style lectures. Labs will emphasize proper techniques as well as report writing skills, while maintaining an environment of exploration and wonder of creation. Module tests will be administered by a parent at home (to be returned for grading). Semester exams will be administered the last day of class each semester. Required text: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition & Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Workbook (Apologia). All lab equipment and supplies will be provided. This is a weekly two hour class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 8-11. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $30 per semester for lab supplies. Expected Workload: 2-3 hours a week outside of class. For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. Mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

 
 

Chemistry Lab – 10th-12th, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza

Apologia curriculum - Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition

(USING 2ND EDITION – do not buy 3rd; Book set & companion CD available to rent)

PURCHASE - Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (text + solutions manual) [Rental: $50, which includes $20 refundable deposit] & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List

2017-18: This course incorporates math with science.  A good working knowledge of algebra is needed.  It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly.  The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study.  It is challenging, but fosters teamwork and class unity.  Those who suffer together grow close!

TIME COMMITMENT - This course is challenging.  Per text – 45 to one hour per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student.  This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation.

ACCOUNTABILITY - A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.  It begins at the required Parent-Student Orientation.  Our orientation is one week prior to classes starting.  Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and is typically held on the same day and at the same location as classes are scheduled.  This will be confirmed and a reminder sent.

There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, so students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class in the Fall AND Spring semester.

Students are given an outline of coursework required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review.  Participation in an approved science fair is optional for additional credit.  Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.  Notebooks are a major part of the course.  Advice – Do not get behind!

The focus of the course is mastery of the subject and the best way to learn is to do; therefore two outside projects are incorporated.  The projects are a vital part of the course grade.  Students receive project packets, which include the scoring system and an outline of what work to accomplish each week.  The Fall semester project covers the Periodic Table then Building an Atom is the project for the Spring semester, which will also include a short presentation.  The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.

Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together!

Class size: Min. 8 students, max. 16.

Payment:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $60 one-time lab fee due with 1st month’s tuition + $30/semester building use fee (July & Jan.)   Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged.

Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

Payment Mailing Address: Karen Garza, 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389

CLASS WEB SITE: www.revelationscience.com; Schoology is used for assignments and communication

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees (tuition, lab, & building fee)

NOTE:  There is a required student and parent orientation the week prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time and location that the class is scheduled.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year and to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students and set up their notebooks prior to class beginning.  This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year and the parents’ role in it.  Details are still being worked out, since this is a Monday class and we start a week earlier than the other classes.  When finalized it will be posted on www.revelationscience.com.

 

 

CSI: Forensic Science and Anatomy Grades 9-12 Robin McDonald

This class takes students through the basics of forensic science. It teaches them about evidence provided by blood, bites, fingerprints, blood spatter, handwriting, and fiber, while learning about forensic anatomy, psychology, chemistry, toxicology, ballistics, and even more! Students study forensic anthropology and archaeology as they learn about interesting historical situations, including the destruction of Pompeii, the murder of Ötzi the Ice Man, the fate of Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition, and the sinking of the Hunley, a Civil War submarine. Students learn how to create a criminal profile and study unsolved mysteries. Labs include topics like facial reconstruction, forensic sketching, fingerprints, DNA extraction, blood spatter, murder mysteries, and interrogation techniques. 

Grades: Classes focus on discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are graded on projects, online assignments, tests, and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required.

Credit: Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in Forensic Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72d) and half a credit in Health/Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72b).

Cost: One payment of $450/year, two payments of $240/semester, or ten payments of $50/month July through April. Make checks or money orders payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379.

Fees: One-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a building use fee of $30/semester, payable on the first month of each semester.

Text: National Geographic's Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations. For more information on how to purchase books, please see the class web site at cosmiceducation (dot) org. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

 

Apologia Marine Biology    Grades 9-12  Robin McDonald

This class concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats, providing a survey of each biological kingdom living in marine environments. Students learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles, and about the anatomy of many macroscopic marine creatures such as clams, starfish, whales, and sharks. Students learn how these creatures and their physical surroundings form marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries, coral reefs, and communities in the continental shelf, epipelagic, and deep-ocean zones. The course ends with a study of marine resources and our relationship with the sea. Labs include actual and virtual marine animal dissections.

Grades: Classes focus on discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are graded on projects, online assignments, tests, and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required. 

Credit: Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in either Biology (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.34) or Aquatic Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.32), and half a credit in Environmental Systems (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.37).

Cost: One payment of $450/year, two payments of $240/semester, or ten payments of $50/month July through April. Make checks or money orders payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379.

Fees: One-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a building use fee of $30/semester, payable on the first month of each semester.

Text: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology. For more information on how to purchase books, please see the class web site at cosmiceducation (dot) org. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

 

Astronomy and Space Science: From Stargazers to Starships Grades 8-10  Robin McDonald

Throughout history, people have told time and found direction from the sun, moon and stars. This class teaches astronomy, astrophysics, and aeronautics. Students learn about constellations, seasons, star navigation, visually observing the sky to understand timekeeping and navigation, and the Biblical purpose for the sun, moon and stars. Students study cosmology topics, including gravitational waves, black holes, nebulas, and dark matter. They will study aeronautics topics such as the history of flight, aerodynamics, rocket fundamentals, orbits and trajectories, and space exploration. Labs include using a telescope and planetosphere, building a spectroscope, and viewing stars in the night sky.

Grades: Classes focus on discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are graded on projects, online assignments, tests, and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required.

Credit: Upon successful completion, students will have a high school credit in Astronomy (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.33), and half a credit in Integrated Physics and Chemistry (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.38).

Cost: One payment of $450/year, two payments of $240/semester, or ten payments of $50/month July through April. Make checks or money orders payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379.

Fees: One-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a building use fee of $30/semester, payable on the first month of each semester.

Text: Classical Astronomy's Signs and Seasons. For more information on how to purchase books, please see the class web site at cosmiceducation (dot) org. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

 

Apologia Physical Science   Grades 7-9 Robin McDonald

This class discusses earth science topics like the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, weather, and structure; physics topics like energy, motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, and astrophysics; and chemistry topics like atoms, the periodic table, and an introduction to chemical equations. Labs include testing rocks and minerals, cookie tectonics, non-Newtonian fluids, Physics Quest activities, simple machine demonstrations, designing an amusement park ride, and a few experiments from the book.

Grades: Classes focus on discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests Students are graded on projects, online assignments, tests, and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access tocomputer and the internet is required, via the student or the parent.

Credit: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be prepared to take a high school science class of their choice.

Cost: One payment of $450/year, two payments of $240/semester, or ten payments of $50/month July through April. Make checks or money orders payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379.

Fees: One-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a building use fee of $30/semester, payable on the first month of each semester.

Text: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science. For more information on how to purchase books, please see the class web site at cosmiceducation (dot) org. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Life Science (6th-8th) Karen Garza

This is a survey course including Pre-Biology (cell structure, botany,  zoology, classification and the study of the human body)   and a study of the lives of influential Christian scientists and their contributions.  The A Beka 7th grade Science Order and Design is the required text for the class. All other materials for reading and labs will be provided in class.  The goal of the class is to encourage the students to love, be in awe of and enjoy studying God’s creation while preparing   them for deeper studies in high school.  This class will meet once a week for one and ¼  hours and will include a review of the homework assignments and labs.  Tuition for the class is $450 or 10 - $45 payments.   A one time lab fee of $45 and a building use fee of $30/semester is also due on August 1st. 

Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

Payment Mailing Address: Karen Garza, 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389

 

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