2019 - 2020 Course Descriptions, Tomball Campus
 

Art / Design

Christian Worldview

College Prep/Study Skills

Composition / Literature / Grammar

Computer Technology

Government / Economics

Geography / History

Languages

Mathematics

Science

Reading / Spelling

Speech

 

 

 

 

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Current 101

Current 101 – Grade 11-12  Andrea Criswell

“Current 101” is a class for juniors and seniors, or mature sophomores, who want to prepare themselves for college and the young adult years through the discussion of  “hot topics” in our society. Those topics include; sexuality, secularism, race, Islam, and love with side conversations about the Church’s place in society and America’s place in the world.

This class was born out of a deep desire to see the Body of Christ fully engage in their calling to build the Kingdom of God in every area of life and to serve the Lord until His return. As followers of Christ we have access to the wisdom and knowledge of God, but we often shy away from controversial topics.  The Lord opened my eyes during seminary to see the need for believers to engage in hard conversations, to boldly and compassionately share the truth with people, and to humbly approach people’s pain and see them the way the Lord sees them. I am a learner and I want the Body of Christ to learn from our mistakes in history and lead the difficult conversations that shape culture, rather than hide behind the fear of conflict. The Lord has significantly grown me up in this area because conflict is not something I enjoy, but I see how necessary it is for the truth of Christ to be heard among the lost.

I am first and foremost a Jesus follower, second, a wife & friend to Chris, then a mother to our children. I am not an expert in any of these areas. I am a learner, just like you and long to apply action to these convictions in my life. I have spent significant time with each of these topics, and willingly share it with you, but what I bring is only part of the conversation. My hope is that your student is exposed to truth and becomes a life long learner, humbly willing to be a part of “the conversation” happening on the global stage.

Costs: 10 payments of $40 each (July-April) and a one-time building fee of $60. Make tuition/building fee checks payable to P91 Industries. Mail registrations and payments to 13615 Country Lane Tomball, TX. 77375.

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected. (Lab fee not reimbursed).  A late fee of $10 will be attached to your monthly tuition if paid past the 1st class of the month.

Contact: Andrea Criswell 281-650-3816 or acriswell73 [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions regarding the class or payments.

Art/ Design

Art 101 –  Laura Green   Have fun creating beautiful drawings and paintings, and making gifts with your artwork in this comprehensive art course covering the basics of drawing and painting. Art history is woven throughout the lessons as we learn about such famous artists as Renoir, Monet, Degas, and Michelangelo.  This class is open to students ages 9-13.  Materials required include a 9x14 sketchbook and a 2B pencil. An annual supply fee of $100 is due with registration and covers all other supplies for the year. Tuition is $50 per month. Send Registration form, first month's tuition of $50 and supply fee to Laura Green to:  Laura Green, 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, TX 77379.  Contact Laura at 281-507-9893 with any questions regarding her class. Call and leave a message, or a preferable method of communication is through text messaging at that same number. 

 

Art 102 – Laura Green  Take your art to the next level in this inspiring class for young artists! We will be working on growing and expanding your drawing and painting skills while we explore parts of the artistic world of the impressionists for a hint of art history. Class is available to ages 13-18. Prerequisite:  This is an advanced class, so one or more years of art training, or a display of knowledge of basic art skills is required.  Materials required include a 9x14 sketchbook and a 2B pencil. An annual supply fee of $100 is due with registration and covers all other supplies for the year. Tuition is $50 per month. Send Registration form, first month's tuition of $50 and supply fee to Laura Green to:  Laura Green, 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, TX 77379.  Contact Laura at 281-507-9893 with any questions regarding her class. Call and leave a message, or a preferable method of communication is through text messaging at that same number.  

 

 

Christian Worldview

 

Starting Points:  Advanced 8th  –  9th Grade - Tuesday    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 and a one-time $60 student fee, both 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 Year One -  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 and a one-time $60 student fee are due with registration.  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

 

Worldview II Grades 9 - 12 Chris Criswell

This second year of study of the Cornerstone Curriculum developed by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum begins with the Renaissance period and continues with the Reformation, the Revolutionary Age up to the rise of modern science. It continues with the same basic theme of developing a solid, conservative Christian worldview in the student’s life. Some of the authors that will be read include Martin Luther, John Calvin, Dante, Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and Frances Schaeffer. Various video and audio recordings will be used as well. Partial or full credit will be earned in the following courses: Composition, Medieval Literature, American History, American Government, Political Theory, Science History, Humanities, World History, and Western Civilization. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12.

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 and a one-time $60 student fee are due with registration.  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.

College Entry Exams Prep/Study Skills

 

College Entry Exams Preparation and Study Skills - John Garrett

This full-year course will acquaint students with test-taking strategies to be more successful on the SAT, ACT, and the TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) Exams and the study skills necessary for continued success in high school and, more directly, success in college. The students will learn the individual requirements of each test listed above as well as unique strategies for taking standardized, norm-referenced tests of this nature. The students will take practice tests as well. In addition, the students will learn about the essay component of each test and will write practice essays to perfect their skills. Furthermore, the students will study vocabulary, focusing on the most common words that traditionally appear on the SAT and/or ACT. When focusing on study skills, the course covers on these areas of study: listening, following instructions, note-taking, and effective studying. Students will engage in listening activities; learn the importance of following instructions, both oral and written; study a note-taking strategy that will help them throughout their academic endeavors; and learn to improve their study habits by setting goals, making a study schedule, and setting up a viable study area at home. Various other pertinent topics related to these four areas of study will be covered as well. The curriculum will be provided by the teacher. Access to a computer at home and an Internet connection is required, for much of the at-home test practice will be Internet-based. The class is 1½ hours long, and the cost is $60 per month. There is also a $30 materials and supplies fee per semester payable at registration. If any parent would like to pay the total of your tuition all at once, send Mr. Garrett a separate check for each month dated the first day of the month due. Mr. Garrett will not deposit any check until the month it is due. Make your checks payable to John A. Garrett, and mail them to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484-3558. You may call or text Mr. Garrett at 281-352-0674 if you have questions or concerns. His email address is GarrettEdServices (at) gmail (dot) com.

Composition / Literature / Grammar

 

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. Before beginning this class, students need to be proficient in parts of speech as well as complete sentences, and students need to be able to type their homework. 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), 5+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, 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 is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. 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 brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, and editing. Before beginning this class, students must have some familiarity with outlining and writing a basic 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 is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. 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, a thesaurus, and the MLA Handbook 8th Edition.

-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 is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. 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. There is also a $15 one-time fee (due with registration) to cover prizes for the 2nd semester essay contest.

    *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: Literature and Composition – Year 1 - Grades: 9-12 Shelly Burdick

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.  Student swill also be expected to read a least one assigned longer works of literature (novel, play, etc) independently each semester. We will study works from various genres and classify them 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 Shelly Burdick, 16727 Boothill Road, Stagecoach, TX 77355.  You can call or text her at (936) 697-2329.

Class supplies: 2 - 3 ring binders, each with a set of 5 pocket dividers

1 - pack loose leaf paper to keep behind dividers, replenished as needed

1 - red, blue and black pen, replaced as needed

 

The Bridge Writing: Literature and Composition -- Year 2 Grades: 10-12 Shelly Burdick

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 Shelly Burdick, 16727 Boothill Road, Stagecoach, TX 77355.  You can call or text her at (936) 697-2329.

Class supplies: 2 - 3 ring binders, each with a set of 5 pocket dividers

1 - pack loose leaf paper to keep behind dividers, replenished as needed

1 - red, blue and black pen, replaced as needed

 

Creating Sentences – Kimberly King

Creating Sentences is a pre-paragraph writing level for students that are ages 9 – 12 who struggle to correctly write sentences that make sense and actually tell you something. Students study basic grammar as they learn how to incorporate common figures and parts of speech to develop complex descriptive sentences that are not run-on sentences or fragments. Common writing errors such as when are nouns proper, misused homonyms, apostrophe confusion, and awkward sentences are covered to prepare students for formal paragraph writing. Creative poetry writing and educational games are used to develop and strengthen basic grammar and writing skills. Creating Sentences is the entry level for The Write Foundation writing curriculum.

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 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, a dictionary 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: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments from July through April) ,as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester.

Mail registration and payments to Kimberly King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, TX  77377 Contact Kim with any questions at kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

 

High School Grammar - John Garrett

This course will cover basic grammar, mechanics, and usage of the English language. The course will use A Beka’s Grammar and Composition Work-Text IV (available at www.abeka.com) for its textbook. This is a consumable text, i.e. students will write their answers in the textbook. Do NOT, however, purchase the textbook until you have been informed that the class has made. Mr. Garrett requires a minimum of five students for the class to be taught. The course is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who wish to improve their grammar skills. The course will focus on the skills the students are weakest in and move from there. The instructor will administer a grammar diagnostic test on the first day of class to ascertain the students’ strengths and weaknesses. Time permitting, there will also be a composition component to the course. Students will apply what they’ve learned in writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Cost is $60 a month. In addition, there is a $30 materials and supplies fee per semester for this course. If any parent would like to pay the total of your tuition all at once, send Mr. Garrett a separate check for each month dated the first day of the month due. Mr. Garrett will not deposit any check until the month it is due. Send tuition checks made out to John A. Garrett to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484-3558. For additional information, please contact John Garrett at 281-352-0674 or email him at GarrettEdServices [at] gmail [dot] com

Computer Technology

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Computer Applications  –  Dawn Romaguera

Using curriculum that is professionally written by educators, students are introduced to technology skills appropriate for their age level. They will acquire computer literacy skills that will not only be a benefit for other classes, but will also give them an excellent foundation as they progress in our technology driven world.

Topics include Keyboarding, basic computer operation, Word Processing using Microsoft Word, Multimedia using Microsoft PowerPoint, Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, as well as Computer Graphics, Website creation, and an intro to coding/programming.

Classroom computer provided for each student. For more details contact: Dawn Romaguera at 936-689-2720 or dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Registration: Send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.

 

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

Learn to understand the basics of computer programming in both 2D and 3D environments while creating video games and computer animations. Students will use critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions.

This course uses 5 to 6 different computer software programs—using both typed code and building blocks of code. Students are also introduced to the world of interactive electronics when programming a circuit board connected to the computer to make motors spin, LED’s blink, and music play.

Throughout the course, the following programming concepts are stressed: Sequences, iterations (looping), conditional statements (if-then, and if-then-else) including nested if statements, variables, arrays (lists), events, coordination and synchronization, Boolean logic (true/false, and, or, not), parallel execution.

 

Classroom computer provided for each student. For more details contact: Dawn Romaguera at 936-689-2720 or dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Registration: Send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education-Advanced Computer Applications and Programming - Dawn Romaguera 

This course is intended as a continuation for students who have completed the beginner Computer Explorers Courses. Advanced topics in applications and programming will be covered.

In addition, instruction in App Design and Creation as well as 3-D Design and printing will be included.

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Supply fee: $20 per semester

Registration: Send completed registration form, first month’s tuition, and supply fee to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.

Government and Economics

 

U.S. Government (Fall Semester) – Bethany Garcia

Students will, through in-class activities and discussions, gain knowledge of:  the principles and beliefs upon which our U.S. Government was founded, various forms of government, the meaning of democracy, and the role of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government.  In addition, basic state and local government will be covered as well as our role and responsibilities as U.S. Citizens.  Class meets for 1 ½ hours per week and fulfills the half-year Government credit for high school. 

Curriculum:  Bob Jones University Press (BJUP) American Government (3rd Edition) must be purchased.  (The Homeschool Store has used as well as Amazon and Abebooks.com)

Tuition:  $225.00 for the semester or $45.00 per month. (Paid July-November)

Supply Fee:  $15.00 for teacher generated resources

Building Fee: $30

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month's tuition, building fee, and supply fee to Bethany Garcia, 16206 Rolling View Trail, Cypress, TX 77433.  Email Bethany at bethanygarcia (at) comcast (dot) net or phone/text at 281-793-8995.

 

Exploring Economics (Spring semester) – Bethany Garcia

A one-semester high school course that helps students understand economic and financial terms, as well as concepts and principles that have an impact on our everyday lives.  A basic understanding of macro and microeconomics will be provided, in addition to reviewing historical and current events.   There will two projects to be completed at home and presented in class. The  Stock Market game will be introduced in class.    Chapter reviews will be done at home for homework, and tests will be taken at home with a parent supervising. This class fulfills the half-year economics high school credit required for graduation and meets 1 ½ hours per week.

Curriculum:  Economics: Work & Prosperity – Third Edition - Publisher is A Beka Book, Pensacola Christian College - Author is Russell Kirk

(The Homeschool Store has some, as well as Amazon)

Tuition:  $45.00 per month or $225.00 for the Spring semester. (paid December – April) 

Supply Fee:  $15.00 for teacher generated material.

Building Fee: $30

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month's tuition, building fee, and supply fee to Bethany Garcia, 16206 Rolling View Trail, Cypress, TX 77433.  Email Bethany at bethanygarcia (at) comcast (dot) net or phone/text at 281-793-8995

Geography / History

 

World Geography   Grades 9-12  Susan Garrett

This course will begin with an overview of the 5 themes of geography: location, physical and human characteristics of places, the relationship between the environment and humans, movement of people and products, and regions.  Basics of map types, map reading, using an atlas, and continent location will be covered.  Students will then “visit” each continent, learning about the people, location, climate, resources, languages, religions, government. Although a test will be given on each section, the focus will be hands on, literacy information. Critical to the study will be keeping outline maps up to date with learned information. News items related to countries studied will be discussed by students each week.  Google Earth will be used to view various locations via satellite; National Geographic Videos online will be viewed by students at home.   Library books, travel guides, additional internet sites, and Power Point presentations will be used to give a real understanding of each country or region. Note: The United States will not be covered as time is limited and United States Geography can usually be taken as a separate course. This course will be based on The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide curriculum from Geocreations, Ltd. No student textbook is used. Students will keep a geography binder containing  handouts, maps, noteworthy current events, and notes.   Internet access and a printer is required.  A specific atlas and map set will be needed for this course; Mrs. Garrett will email the order information to you on a supply list when you register. Students will also need a 3-inch binder, map pencils, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens.  Class will be 2 hours per week.  Cost is $50 with a $15 supply fee per semester.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to  Susan Garrett, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.   Contact Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com (281) 844-1667.

 

 

 

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 for students to see how God used all things working together to create Texas.   

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.

The primary purpose of this course is to help the student learn that history can be an exciting story about real people--who they are, how they feel, what they do.  Each week in class the students will receive information through Powerpoint, textbook, videos, maps, etc.  Homework will be review questions that have been covered in class.  Homework answers will be gone over in class and a completion grade given.

This Texas history course will have two parallel focuses--the actual history of Texas and projects/famous Texans/Texas facts/Texas maps.  Students will be given extra credit for reading historic markers, visiting historic sites, recognizing towns named for famous Texans, etc.  Activities will be determined by class size.

 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.


 

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U.S. History Grades:  9-12 - Kelli Gourley

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 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 textbook, 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers with pockets and tabs, map pencils, and black ink pens.  The class is 1 hour per week. 

Tuition: 10 payments of $50 each (July-April). A late fee of $10 will be required with any tuition payment received after the 10th of the month (August -April).

Building Fee:  $30.00 per semester (July & January)

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected.

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month’s tuition and building fee to Kelli Gourley, 15511 Lago Chase Loop, Cypress, TX 77433.  Contact Kelli at 713-882-4072 or kelislegacy [at] aol [dot] com

50 States Under God Geography Grades: 4-8 Kelli Gourley

This course provides an overview of the building of our nation, state by state. In the course of studying events of particular interest to each state, the student sees, from a Christian perspective, how these events affected that state and our nation as a whole. The body of the book contains state-specific pages to provide an overview of that state. 

Included are interesting facts and trivia about cities, inventions, and other claims to fame for that state. These facts are often quirky and fun to read! Also included are the state's nickname to unscramble, the state motto to decode, miniature cut and paste symbols (bird, tree, flower and flag, as well a picture of the state capitol building) along with interesting information on historical sites and people to read, and a small map to label with the capitol. Lastly, we will see the state flag and seal, information about the flag and seal's history and meaning, biographical information about important people related to that state, blanks to fill-in with facts about the state's economy, and a "Test Your Knowledge" section including a small map to label with the names of surrounding states. There is also a brief, interesting reading passage on a notable historical event from that state. These stories are fascinating and are often written from a spiritual perspective.

Students learn interesting information about the geography of each state in the context of history and US geography. This is a unique approach to geography! The individual states are presented in the order of statehood, and the growth of the nation, state by state, is correlated with the geographical divisions of the United States. Students will see how geography helped to shape history as they study land regions, geographical features, and major cities. 

 Tuition: 10 payments of $40 each (July-April). A late fee of $10 will be required with any tuition payment received after the 10th of the month (August -April).

Building Fee:  $30.00 per semester (July & January)

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected.

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month’s tuition and building fee to Kelli Gourley, 15511 Lago Chase Loop, Cypress, TX 77433. Contact Kelli at 713-882-4072 or kelislegacy [at] aol [dot] com

Languages

 

 

Intro to Spanish (Grades 6 - 8) Maricruz Woelfel

The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Spanish language and to prepare them for Spanish at a high school level. A variety of Spanish aspects will be included in each lesson, such as reading and comprehension, conversation, audio/visual, writing, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities. Bible scriptures and cultural information, as well as study maps, crafts, games and/or snacks for 11 Spanish speaking countries will be included. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish. Students will work on a lesson before class and then review it and practice conversation in class. There will be a small multiple choice online quiz due after each chapter.

The teacher created textbook is included in the one-time fee. Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow about 2 hours per week to study and complete assignments. Although this class is not intended for high school credit, it covers almost the same topics included in a high school Spanish 1 course, but at a much easier pace.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee, due with first month's tuition

$40 one-time supply fee (textbook, crafts and snacks), due with first month's tuition

$40 monthly tuition (10 months: July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Intro to Spanish 2 (Grades 6 - 8) Maricruz Woelfel

This class is a continuation of Intro to Spanish 1 and follows the same format and teaching style (see above). It covers 10 new Spanish speaking countries plus regions within the US with large Hispanic population. Students will work on a lesson before class and then review it and practice conversation in class. There will be a small multiple choice online quiz due after each chapter.

The teacher created textbook is included in the one-time fee. Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow about 2 hours per week to study and complete assignments. Although this class is not intended for high school credit, it covers almost the same topics included in a high school Spanish 2 course, but at a much easier pace.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee, due with first month's tuition

$40 one-time supply fee (textbook, crafts and snacks), due with first month's tuition

$40 monthly tuition (10 months: July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Spanish 1 (Grades 9 - 12)  Maricruz Woelfel

This class will cover several aspects of the Spanish language (pronunciation, conversation skills, reading and comprehension, writing, and grammar rules). Students don't need to have previous Spanish knowledge. During class, grammar concepts will be reviewed as needed but the main goal will be to acquire the language through conversation and oral activities. Bible scriptures and songs that apply to each chapter will be incorporated into the lesson. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish and transition more into Spanish as the class progresses.

Curriculum: McGraw Hill Dos Mundos 6th edition by Terrell, Andrade, Egasse, Munoz.

Textbook: ISBN 9780073046075

Workbook: ISBN 9780073030913

This higher education curriculum will be divided into three years of high school instruction. Spanish 1 will cover the first six chapters (A-C and 1-3) of the textbook. All audio and video required for this class are available for free on McGraw Hill's website.

Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow 4-5 hours per week to study and complete assignments.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee,  due with first month's tuition

$20 one-time supply fee (supplemental copies and exams), due with first month's tuition

$45 monthly tuition (July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Spanish 2 (Grades 9 - 12 Maricruz Woelfel

This class is for students who have had previous Spanish education at the high school level and/or have enough knowledge of the Spanish language to understand basic communication in the present tense. This class will expand the study of several aspects of the Spanish language (pronunciation, conversation skills, reading and comprehension, writing, and grammar rules) while covering verb conjugations in the present, past and imperfect tenses. During class, grammar concepts will be reviewed as needed but the main goal will be to continue to acquire the language through conversation and oral activities. Bible scriptures and songs that apply to each chapter will be incorporated into the lesson. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish and transition more into Spanish as the class progresses.

Curriculum: McGraw Hill Dos Mundos 6th edition by Terrell, Andrade, Egasse, Munoz.

Textbook: ISBN 9780073046075

Workbook: ISBN 9780073030913

This higher education curriculum will be divided into three years of high school instruction. Spanish 2 will cover chapters 4 through 9 of the textbook. All audio and video required for this class are available for free on McGraw Hill's website.

Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow 4-5 hours per week to study and complete assignments.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee, due with first month's tuition

$20 one-time supply fee (supplemental copies and exams), due with first month's tuition

$45 monthly tuition (July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Intro to ASL (American Sign Language – Ages 6 thru 12) – Rita Torres
Grades: 1st - 6th

Prerequisites: none       

Teacher: Rita Torres


Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com 

Curriculum: Book (TBA)

Provided by the teacher: None

Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.    

          Book: TBA
Tuition:  $350 / year or $35 per month (August - April) Payable by check or cash

Supply Fee:  $15

The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.

Late Fee: $10.00

Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 5

Class maximum: 10


Details:

This is a fun introductory course for students who would like to learn some basic conversational signs through games, signing to songs, role playing, and skits.  In addition to learning conversational vocabulary, the students will learn how to effectively communicate in ASL grammar through appropriate facial expressions, body language, body shifting, listing, and gesturing.

ASL I (American Sign Language I – Grade 7th-12th) – Rita Torres

Prerequisites: none       

Time: Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Teacher: Rita Torres
Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com 

Curriculum: Book - Signing Naturally 1-6

Provided by the teacher:

Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.    

          Book: Book: Signing Naturally 1-6   ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com
Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payable by check or cash

 Supply Fee:

The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.

 Late Fee: $10.00

Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 12

The students will learn how to carry everyday conversations with a Deaf person, understand basic ASL grammatical rules (facial expressions, body language, body shifting/direct address, listing, eye gaze, classifiers, some mouth morphemes, and gesturing), begin learning sign to voice interpreting skills, develop an awareness of Deaf culture values, and sign a song translated into ASL. They will also record themselves signing for major grades.

American Sign Language 2 (ASL 2) – Rita Torres
7th - 12th grade

Prerequisites: ASL 1 and evaluation      

Teacher: Rita Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com 

Curriculum: Book - signing Naturally 7-12
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.    
Book: Signing Naturally 7-12 ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com

Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash 
Supply Fee: $15

The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30 

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This class is a continuation of the American Sign Language I class (prerequisite ASL I or teacher approval by evaluation). We will continue our study and practice of conversational signing, ASL grammatical rules (including non-manual markers, classifiers, direct address, and gesturing), sign to voice interpreting skills, and knowledge of Deaf culture values. Instead of signing songs translated into ASL, the students will each translate and present their own song in class. In addition, we'll learn Christian vocabulary, develop additional numerical vocabulary (which is very elaborate in ASL), and begin learning voice to sign interpreting skills.

French 1 Grades 8-12 - Perine Neidig

Designed for beginners to the French Language, who wish to learn more than just an introduction.  The class will cover the basics of phonics, grammar, verb conjugation, and more vocabulary.  All instruction will be done in English.  Practice in the classroom will involve speaking, reading, and writing French in order to build proficiency.  Study at home must be done at least 10 minutes daily in to be ready for classroom participation.  Quizzes will be given on each chapter and tests administered.  TEXTBOOK:   Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester   TUITION:  A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required with registration form.  Tuition payments are $45.00 a month for 10 months, or $450.00 for the year.  Mail your completed registration form and first month's tuition to Perine Neidig, 326 Tall Pines, Magnolia, TX  77354. Contact Perine at 713-542-8353 or pneidig (at) ltnlimited (dot) com.

 

French 2 Grades 9-12 – Perine Neidig

Designed for French students who have already learned many basics of the language and wish to gain more proficiency.  A continuation of French 1, Textbook: TBA  A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required with registration form.  Tuition:$40.00 a month, for 10 months, or $400.00 for the year.  Mail your completed registration form and first month's tuition to Perine Neidig, 326 Tall Pines, Magnolia, TX  77354. Contact Perine at 713-542-8353 or pneidig (at) ltnlimited (dot) com.

 

 

Mathematics


Saxon Math
Many HIS math teachers use DIVE (Digital Interactive Video Education) Math CD-ROMs.  On your computer you watch as Dr. David Shormann writes on a dry erase board and hear him explain the problem solution process. The result is a “movie” of the lecture with the voice and writing perfectly synchronized.  There is no teacher in the way, so the student sees exactly what the teacher is writing as it is being written.  The student canpause, rewind, and fast-forward the lecture with a click of the mouse.  Each lecture is saved as a separate file so the student can easily access previously taught lectures that need to be reviewed. Math CDs can be purchased for $50 per course.  Go to Dive Into Math to see a demo or to place an order.  Call 832-239-5121 for more information.  Although it is not necessary to be in a class when using DIVE CDs, many parents find it very beneficial to have someone to whom their child is accountable and someone of whom the student can ask questions. 

 

Saxon Math 76 - Colleen LaBeau

For entire scope and sequence on this course, go to: www.Saxonhomeschool.com  and follow the prompts: shop by subject, saxon homeschool math, resources, scope and sequence 5/4-8/7.

This course teaches, but is not limited to, the following concepts: Numbers and operations, algorithms of fractions and fraction concepts, reading/writing numbers, decimals and fractions, reading/writing percent, probability, ratios, order of operation, measurements of length, time, and angles, unit conversions and roots. 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 assignment, grade and correct their homework.  Also, under parent supervision, students will take the weekly tests and Investigations as assigned in their syllabus.  Parents will check and grade all tests and Investigations, students will do the corrections on the tests and Investigations.  Students need to purchase the Saxon Math 7/6, 4th edition textbook, Solutions Manual, tests and the SAXON CDIf you are new to Saxon curriculum, please take the online placement test for placement in this class.  Tuition for this 90 minute class is $50.00 per month for 10 months and checks are made payable to: Colleen La Beau. There is a yearly $60.00 per student that is made payable to Colleen La Beau.  Please note: If you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable.  Mail registration form, tuition checks and student fee check to:  Colleen La Beau, 2011 Borthwick Ln., Conroe, TX  77301.  Contact: Colleen La Beau, labeaufam [at] gmail [dot] com or 832-474-9198.

 

Saxon Math 87 - Colleen LaBeau

This course is for students who have skilled knowledge of: all operations of fractions, decimals, geometric shapes, ratios and proportions, pattern and problem solving skills, graphing, exponents and roots.  Students will be taught four lessons per week in class.  Concept problems will be done together as a class on each lesson with review of previous concepts as time permits.  At home, under the supervision of their parents, student 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 the assigned Investigations.  PARENTS will check and grade all tests and Investigations, students will do the corrections on the tests and Investigations.  Students need to purchase the Saxon Math 87 3rd edition textbook, test forms, Solutions Manual, 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 course is $50.00 per month for 10 months and checks are made payable to: Colleen La Beau.  There is a yearly, $60.00 fee per student that is made payable to Colleen La Beau as well.  Please note: If you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable.  Mail registration form, tuition checks and student fee check to:  Colleen La Beau, 2011 Borthwick Ln., Conroe, TX  77301.  Contact: Colleen La Beau, labeaufam [at] gmail [dot] com or 832-474-9198.

 

Saxon Algebra I – Anita Crumby

Prerequisite: Algebra ½ or Saxon Math 8/7

This course teaches but is not limited to the following concepts: Arithmetic and evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents, and roots; solutions of equations in one unknown; solutions of simultaneous equations; algebra of polynomials and rational expressions; word problems requiring algebra for the solution; graphs of a variety of functions; functional notation; quadratic equations; geometry; statistics; probability.  Students will be taught four lessons per week in class.  Concept problems will be done together as a class on each lesson with review quizzes from previous lessons, as time permits.  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.  PARENTS grade the tests and students will make corrections if grade is 85 or below.  Students need to purchase the Saxon Algebra I,  3rd edition textbook, Solution’s 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 2 hour course is $65.00 per month for 10 months and checks are made payable to Anita Crumby.  There is a yearly, $60.00, HIS student fee per student that is made payable to Anita Crumby.  Please note: if you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable.  Mail registration form, tuition checks payable to Anita Crumby and students fees to: Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact: Anita Crumby at anita [at] crumby [dot] org or (832) 244-3486.

 

Algebra II -  Carolina Liskey Prerequisite: Algebra I.  

This 2 hour course is limited to the first 10 students.  It teaches, but is not limited to: scientific notation, radicals, roots of quadratic equations with complex numbers, graphical solutions of simultaneous equations, property of real numbers, conic sections, factoring, inequalities logarithms, exponential equations, basic trigonometric vectors, and algebraic word problems.  Students will be taught four lessons per week in class with some “at home with Saxon CD” lessons as well (these are review concepts from Math 8/7 and Alg. I).  Concept problems will be done together in class and quizzes given as time permits.  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.  PARENTS will grade the tests and students will make corrections if grade is 85 and below.  If you are new to Saxon curriculum, please take the online placement test for placement in this class.   Students need to purchase the Saxon Algebra II 3rd edition textbook, Solutions Manual, tests, and the SAXON CD.  Tuition for this 2 hour course is $75.00 per month for 10 months and checks are made payable to: Carolina Liskey.  There is a yearly $60.00 per student.  This check is made payable to the teacher.  Please note: If you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable.  Registration and payments should be mailed to Carolina Liskey.  Make checks payable to Carolina Liskey and mail to 147 N. Mill Trace Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381. Contact: cvliskey@gmail.com or text at 832-628-1311

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 $55 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. 77379 Contact: Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com or (281)844-1667.  Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used.

Reading/Spelling

 

Elementary Spelling and Reading Comprehension 2 – Kimberly King

This class uses basic phonetic spellings, reliable patterns and rules to learn to spell a high percentage of words.  Spelling is a skill that needs to be taught formally since students do not always automatically acquire the patterns of language naturally.  The same knowledge will also reinforce patterns for reading.  We will be using MCI Aqua for reading, and Logic of English Essentials Second edition.

Expectations: We will spend 30 minutes of each class doing oral language and listening comprehension exercises to help address processing and oral language disorders. We will learn spelling rules and how to use them in writing.  Then we will spend 30 minutes working on reading comprehension. The class will be 1 hour.

Requirements: Students are to practice spelling words on their own how ever they best learn. (Visually, Auditory, or Kinesthetic)  Occasionally, there will be worksheets to help reinforce what we learn. The homework for reading will be 2-3 days a week for about 20-30 minutes.

Supplies: Spelling journal (purchased through me $6.00), MCI Comprehension Aqua (purchase through me $25.00), small 3-ringed binder, and notebook paper.

Payments: The class is $400 for the year (10-$40 payments from July through April). A one time $60 building fee is required with the first payment.

Registration and payments should be mailed to Kimberly King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball 77377. She can be contacted at kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

Class attendance is important. Even though this is an Intermediate class, missing class time is discouraged as it slows your students progress with the assignments

Science

 

IPC – Integrated Physics and Chemistry – Jolynn McQuary

This class is designed to provide a strong base of the concepts and principles that higher level physics and chemistry classes are built upon, so students are prepared to apply that knowledge when they get to those higher-level classes. Some topics included are heat, energy, motion, the periodic table, chemical formulas and nomenclature, properties of elements, electricity, light and sound waves. Students will have reading (about 20 pp a week) and home assignments. Class time will include a short lecture (with instruction on how to take notes), videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, mapping activities, binder organization, and/or labs. Students will learn to do lab reports according to the scientific method. Class will meet for 1.5 hours once a week.

The class is $500 for the year (10 $50 payments from July through April). A one-time lab fee of $60 is due with the first month’s tuition, as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester. We will be using John Hudson Tiner’s books “Exploring the World of Chemistry” and “Exploring the World of Physics”. All lab equipment and supplies will be provided.  Contact information: Jolynn McQuary for information and registration- mcquary5 [at] att [dot] net

 
 

Chemistry - 10-11th - Apologia - Jolynn McQuary

Exploring Creation with Chemistry - 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay L. Wile

This course is designed to be a first-year high school Chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in Chemistry which will prepare the student for a college-level course.  The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acides and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws and equilibrium.  Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a university chemistry course.  Students will participate in lecture-response format which will focus heavily on the math concepts associated with chemistry. They will engage in an application of chemistry to daily life through weekly investigations and properly prepared lab reports.  In order to be able to understand the math concepts associated with this class, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. 

A scientific calculator is recommended - TI-30 or up and student must be competent in using the calculator.  Students should be prepared to work 4-6 hours per week on reading and working through the various problems.  If students need extra assistance with understanding the concepts of this curriculum, the Apologia-Exploring Creation with Chemistry Video Instruction DVD is recommended as it adequately lectures the concepts in each module and provides instruction for the math concepts.  Students will attend class once per week to turn in homework, review concepts, take periodic quizzes, and complete laboratory investigations which reinforce concepts introduced that week. Students will complete lab reports in a notebook following a RUBRIC used for assessment.  Take-home tests will be given for some modules, while the study guide for other modules will be used to as assessment tools.  A semester exam will be given on the last class of the fall and spring covering modules from each semester.  Detailed lesson plans will be sent via e-mail and students are expected to print these and refer to them weekly.  Grades will be reported on online grading program and parents/students are expected to check it weekly.  A one-time supply fee of $40 to cover lab supplies and necessary copies is due with the first payment.  Tuition is $55 per month for 10 months due the first of the month.  (One time student facility fee-$60 is due first class in August.) Class minimum is 5 students; maximum is 12 students.  Minimum must be reached by August 1 in order for class to make.

Contact:  Jolynn McQuary for information and registration- mcquary5 [at] att [dot] net

 

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 one-time Lab fee of $60 and a one-time student fee of $60, both payable with registration. 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.

 

Apologia Advanced Biology-The Human body (Anatomy/Physiology) – Grades 10-12 Andrea Criswell

This is an in-depth study of the 11 major systems of the body. Combined with Exploring Creation With Biology, it gives the student the equivalent of an entire Biology Advanced placement (AP) curriculum. This course includes three types of labs: microscope labs with prepared slides of various human tissues, mammal organ dissection labs, and coloring book exercises from The Kaplan Coloring Book 5th edition.  Use of this beautifully illustrated coloring book is one of the best ways to learn and memorize anatomical details and nomenclature.  Students will be given a syllabus that is broken down into four school days plus the class day, with clear objectives for each of those days. Students will be expected to come to class having read the assigned reading and fully participate in class as we interact and discuss the week’s lesson. They will learn to take notes using the Cornell note taking method. Every other week module tests will be administered, by a parent at home, (to be returned for grading) except for semester exams, which will be administered the last day of class each semester. All lab equipment and supplies will be provided.

Books: Apologia Advanced Biology 2nd Edition-The Human Body textbook by Shannon & Yunis and the Kaplan Coloring book 5th edition.

Costs: 10 payments of $55 each (July-April), a one-time lab fee of $65 due with the first month’s tuition, and a one-time building fee of $60. Make tuition/lab/building fee checks payable to P91 Industries. Mail registrations and payments to 13615 Country Lane Tomball, TX. 77375.

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected. (Lab fee not reimbursed).  A late fee of $10 will be attached to your monthly tuition if paid past the 1st class of the month.

     Contact: Andrea Criswell 281-650-3816 or acriswell73 [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions regarding the class or payments.

 

 

 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, lost in time. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include topics like facial reconstruction, fingerprints, DNA extraction, blood spatter, murder mysteries, and interrogation techniques. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the book Forensic Science for Dummies, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required. 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:Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education [at] att [dot] net.

 

General Science – 6th – 8th – Apologia – Bethany Garcia

Exploring Creation with General Science – 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay L. Wile

This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to science. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, human anatomy, and physiology.

Class time will be used to reinforce what each student has read by notetaking, hands on activities, and quizzes. An oral report with a visual aid will be presented each semester. A semester exam will be given on the last day of each semester.

At home, students will be responsible for reading each module, studying vocabulary, completing study guides and On Your Own assignments, writing up labs, and taking tests. Plan on 4-6 hours per week for these assignments.

Prerequisite: None

Curriculum: Exploring Creation with General Science, by Dr. Jay L. Wile,
    2nd edition; Publisher:  Apologia; ISBN 978-1-932012-86-6

Tuition: 10 payments of $45 each (July-April)

 Supply Fee:  $50.00 for teacher generated resources and projects (one-time fee)

Building Fee:  $30.00 per semester (July & January)

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected. (Lab fee not reimbursed).  A late fee of $10 will be attached to your monthly tuition if paid past the 1st class of the month.

Supplies provided by student – 2-inch binder with 5 tabs (Class Notes, Study Guides, Experiments, Tests/Quizzes, and Misc.), composition book (for lab reports), writing utensils, colored map pencils, scissors, glue stick, and (optional) goggles

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month’s tuition, building fee, and supply fee to Bethany Garcia, 16206 Rolling View Trail, Cypress, TX 77433.

Email Bethany at bethanygarcia (at) comcast (dot) net or phone/text at 281-793-8995

Physical Science – 7th- 9th – Bethany Garcia

Exploring Creation with Physical Science – 2nd Edition by Dr. Jay L. Wile

In this study of Physical Science, students will be introduced to the stunning world they live in, as well as the universe around it.  Students will study about water on earth and in the atmosphere, weather phenomenon, earth composition and changes that occur, astrophysics, introduction to Chemistry and Physics (Newton’s Laws), along with additional concepts of electricity, sound and light. There will be an experiment performed almost every week relating to these topics in order to solidify understanding.

Each week at home, students will complete assigned reading and homework, which will include vocabulary, answering questions, and completing lab reports.  Students should be prepared to work 4-6 hours per week on reading and working through various problems in the text.  Most experiments will be done in class, but some will need to be performed at home. A balloon car will be built at home and raced at class during the first semester.  An oral report with a visual aid will be presented each semester. Module tests will be administered at home, and a semester exam will be given on the last day of each semester.

(Additional assignments can be performed so that this class can be counted as IPC if your student is not planning on attending a 4-year university. Please contact me.)

Prerequisite: Currently enrolled or completed Algebra 1 or with teacher recommendation

Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, by Dr. Jay L. Wile,
    2nd edition; Publisher:  Apologia; ISBN 978-1-932012-77-4

Tuition: 10 payments of $45 each (July-April)

 Supply Fee:  $50.00 for teacher generated resources and projects (one-time fee)

Building Fee:  $30.00 per semester (July & January)

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected. (Lab fee not reimbursed).  A late fee of $10 will be attached to your monthly tuition if paid past the 1st class of the month.

Supplies provided by student – 2-inch binder with 5 tabs (Class Notes, Study Guides, Experiments, Tests/Quizzes, and Misc.), composition book (for lab reports), writing utensils, colored map pencils, scissors, glue stick, (optional) goggles and calculator

For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month’s tuition, building fee, and supply fee to Bethany Garcia, 16206 Rolling View Trail, Cypress, TX 77433.

Email Bethany at bethanygarcia (at) comcast (dot) net or phone/text at 281-793-8995.

 

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. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over chapter questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include using a telescope and planetosphere, building a spectroscope, and viewing stars in the night sky. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the book Astronomy for Dummies, along with NASA and Civil Air Patrol materials provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet  is required. 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: Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education [at] att [dot] net.

 

Veterinary and Wildlife Science  Grades 9-12  Robin McDonald

This class introduces students to veterinary and wildlife science, and includes topics such as small, large, and exotic animal medicine, infectious and non-infectious diseases, toxicology, and zoonotic diseases, among others. Students also learn about wildlife rehabilitation, studying animals as they relate to their environment and ecosystems. Students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include actual and virtual animal dissections. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the 4H Veterinary Science curriculum, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in Veterinary Medical Applications (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 130.9). Cost: Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education [at] att [dot] net.

 

 

Elementary Science (4th Grade) Kimberly King

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for intermediate school science courses. We will learn about plants (leaves, germination), insects (how they communicate), geology (earths layers), matter (water, air, weather), energy (sounds and hearing), birds, and many other topics.

Expectations: Class time will include a short lecture, videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, and/or labs which will be comprised of animal coloring pages and classification charts, experiments that help student better understand the topic, etc.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

Requirements: Students will have two to three 30-45 minute assignments to complete at home each week.

Supplies: Students will need to have two texts:  Understanding God’s World, 4th edition, and Developing Good Health.  This is the Abeka 4th grade science text.  A binder paper and colored pencils are also required.

Payments: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments, July through April), as well as a one-time building use fee of $60.  A $40 lab fee is also due with the first payment. 

Mail registrations forms and payments to Kim King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, 77377. Please contact Kim with any questions at kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com you can also text or call 281-750-6509.

Elementary Science  (5th-6th grade) Kimberly King

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for intermediate school science courses. We will learn about plants (palms, trees, roots, and stems), invertebrates, (classifications and orders), geology (caves, volcano’s earth quakes), space and the universe (space station flight, space instruments, how the universe works together), and many other topics.

Expectations: Class time will include a short lecture, videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, and/or labs which will be comprised of animal coloring pages and classification charts, experiments that help student better understand the topic, etc.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

Requirements: Students will have two to three 30-45 minute assignments to complete at home each week.

Supplies: Students will need to have two texts:  Observing God’s World, 4th edition, and Choosing Good Health (third edition).  This is the Abeka 6th grade science text.  A binder paper and colored pencils are also required.

Payments: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments, July through April), as well as a one-time building use fee of $60.  A $40 lab fee is also due with the first payment. 

Mail registrations forms and payments to Kim King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, 77377. Please contact Kim with any questions at kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com you can also text or call 281-750-6509.

 

Jr/Sr High Geology, Fossils, Archeology & Caves - Grades 7-12 - Sharon Kiel

This class is an introduction to geology covering topics such as minerals, igneous rocks, caves, volcanoes and other igneous activity, weathering and soil, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mass wasting, running water, groundwater, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and wind, shorelines, the ocean floor, earthquakes and earth's interior, plate tectonics, mountain building, geologic time, earth history, and climate change.  The text has a reader friendly writing style and contains geologically accurate and visually appealing illustrations.  It also incorporates an active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter.  The textbook for this class will be General Science 2: Survey of Geology & Archeology by David Down.  https://www.christianbook.com/general-science-survey-of-geology-archaeology/9780890519677/pd/519677?event=ESRCG  Senior High students will be given additional work to satisfy the high school level requirements. 

Class will meet for 1.5 hours once a week.  The class is $500 for the year (10 $50 payments from July through April). A one-time lab/supply fee of $60 is due with the first month’s tuition, as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester. 

Send registration and checks to Sharon Kiel and mail to 8918 Kilrenny Dr., Spring, TX 77379.  Contact Sharon at kielfamily [at] sbcglobal [dot] net or phone/text at 713-304-1964.

Speech

 

Speech Communication - Mary Stockton

This high school course focuses on the importance of excellent communication skills in everyday life through public speaking.  In this active learning class, students will learn how to prepare and deliver various types of speeches. This course will include discussions of communications processes, audience analysis and public speaking guidelines. Speaking projects include an introduction speech, interview, demonstration speech, informative speech, devotional speech, persuasive speech, and impromptu speeches. We will also spend time developing vocal skills, talk about overcoming public speaking fears, discuss nonverbal and workplace communication. Students will learn how to plan, research, organize, and present a number of different types of speeches as well as how to present an impromptu speech. Students will also learn basic skills such as eye contact, using illustrations, appropriate body movement, making an argument, etc. Full of fun, engaging activities and discussion, this class will provide the tools to allow students to grow to become confident communicators.    Grades 8-12. Approx. 1-2 hrs of homework each week. Minimum class size is five students. Tuition is $45/mo., $10 one-time supply fee and $30 building fee/semester. Make checks payable to Mary Stockton and mail to Mary Stockton, 23411 Powdermill Dr., Tomball, TX  77377. Contact Mary at stocktoncrew [at] att [dot] net. Student Books/Materials: Sound Speech by Koontz.  

Junior Speech Adventure - Mary Stockton

This introductory course will help 4th to 7th grade students gain important speech communication skills in a fun, non-threatening environment through engaging activities and speaking experiences. We will have fun helping your student learn the basics of different forms of communication, as well as practice them in a variety of ways through communication games, acting, oral interpretation of literature, and by delivering a variety of short, lighthearted public speeches. Students will gain hands-on, practical experience speaking before a group of their peers, developing confidence communicating while learning life-long public speaking skills. This is a perfect first class to help students grow more comfortable with speaking and sharing their ideas with others.   15-20 minutes of homework each week. $40/month. $25 one time supply fee and $30 building fee/semester. Five student minimum. Contact Mary at stocktoncrew [at] att [dot] net.

 

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