2017-2018 Course Descriptions, Tomball Campus
 

Art / Design

Calligraphy & Book Arts

Christian Worldview

College Prep/Study Skills

Composition / Literature / Grammar

Computer Technology

Government / Economics

Geography / History

Languages

Mathematics

Reading / Spelling

Science

 

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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.  

Calligraphy & Book Arts - Grades 5-12 Teresa Johnson

Drawn from the teacher's love of and experience in graphic arts over 40 years, this course can help students acquire useful and enjoyable artistic skills as well as improved penmanship. Through weekly homework in a step-by-step workbook, the students will learn the italic style of calligraphy in both a formal and a functional style, guided by the teacher's instruction in class. They will also be introduced to other calligraphic lettering styles as well as the basics of typographic design and other book arts. Weekly sessions will offer creative projects in a variety of media where students can put their newly-acquired skills to use, learning design concepts and techniques along the way.  Among these are paper making, book binding, making inks & quill pens, printmaking, collage, designing fliers, posters & banners, calligraphing decorative quotes & poems, and illuminated letter projects. Related art history presentations by the teacher will augment the class. Class meets weekly for 90 minutes and may be taken for enrichment or for a one-year high school art credit.

Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months (July-April) - $40 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. A supply fee of $50 per semester includes a personal calligraphy kit the students keep as well as all materials for in-class projects. Students will need to provide their own carrying case for the kit. Please send the completed registration form, first month's tuition and supply fee to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. E-mail Teresa atascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or phone/text at 281-871-0397.

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 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 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. 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. 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 III Grades 9 -12  Chris Criswell

In the third year of this three year classical education study written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum, the student will study the various philosophical belief systems of the 19th and 20th century all the way up the current postmodernism of 2015 and how these differ from Christianity and the effect they have had on Western culture. Trends will be observed in art, literature, and music as well as politics, economics, sociology, and religion. Some of the material that will be covered includes the works of Frances Schaeffer, Josh McDowell, John Whitehead and Philip Johnson. Other writers will include Camus, Hemingway, and Skinner. Credits received in this year's study will be in American History, Humanities, World History, Economic Theory, Philosophy and more. This study will further enable the student to become established and solid in a conservative Bible based Christian worldview. This is a weekly one hour-thirty 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.

SAT, ACT, TSIA Prep/Study Skills

 

SAT, ACT and TSIA 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. 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: Literature and Composition – 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: Literature and Composition -- 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 (Tuesday) –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.

o 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.

o 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.

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

o Payments: There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class.  One time supply fee of $35 and a building use fee of $30 per semester.

*Make all checks payable to Kimberly King

*Mail registration and payments to Kimberly King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, TX  77377 

o Contact: kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com – 281-750-6509

 

Creating Sentences (Thursday) 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@gmail.com.

Government and Economics

 

U.S. Government (Fall Semester) – Yvonne Kruse

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

Make checks payable to Yvonne Kruse.  If mailing, mail to:  20410 Victorious Dr., Hockley,  TX. 77447

Contact Yvonne Kruse via cell phone, 832-444-8256 or email:  ymkruse [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Exploring Economics (Spring semester) – Yvonne Kruse

A one-semester high school course that helps students understand economic and financialterms, 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.   Economic Labs from the book will be completed and a Stock Market game will be introduced in class.    This class fullfills the half-year economics high school credit required for graduation and meets 1 ½ hours per week.

Curriculum:  The Exploring Economics text and accompanying Stewardship of God's Riches by Ray Notgrass must be purchased.  (The Homeschool Store has some as well as Amazon or Abebooks.com) (1st or 2nd edition)

Tuition:  $45.00 per month or $225.00 for the Fall semester. (paid December – April) Supply Fee:  $15.00 for teacher generated material. Write checks to Yvonne Kruse.  If mailing, mail to:  20410 Victorious Dr.,  Hockley,  TX.  77447

Contact Yvonne via cell phone 832-444-8256 or email ymkruse [at] gmail [dot] com

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.

 

World History - Grades 9-12  Teresa Johnson

A proper study of history helps a student become a person of upstanding character and have a sound basis for reasoning. My goal is for the students to establish a foundation for lifelong historical learning through "living books" and the principle of narration.

This is a one-year World History course for high school credit. We will focus on six key periods in history through the lifetimes of selected historical figures. In the words of renowned educator Charlotte Mason, a student should "linger pleasantly over the history of a single man, a short period, until he thinks the thoughts of that man, is at home in the ways of that period. Though he is reading and thinking of the lifetime of a single man, he is really getting intimately acquainted with the history of a whole nation for a whole age." Through in-class lecture & discussion, map & timeline work, art, architecture & archaeology study, video clips, and reinforcing activities we will weave these time periods into an overview of history. Selections from biographies, primary sources, literature & poetry will augment the study.

Students will need to do extensive weekly reading & notetaking, one written paper per six-week unit and two semester presentations. These assignments will replace standard tests and, along with in-class participation, will determine their grade. This will involve approximately 3-4 hours of homework per week. This course relies on a teacher-generated curriculum including Bible excerpts, a text reading from Ancient Civilizations & the Bible by Diana Waring, Genevieve Foster books about Augustus Caesar, Christopher Columbus & George Washington, primary sources about Charlemagne & Alfred the Great and a biography of Winston Churchill. A specific list of books that parents need to purchase is available on request and will be emailed upon registration. A $40 supply fee due August 1st provides the extensive student binder and in-class needs.

This class meets weekly for 90 minutes. Tuition is $50 per month for ten months (July-April) - $45 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month's tuition and supply fee to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389.  E-mail Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or phone/text at 281-871-0397.

 

 

 World History  Grades 6-8 Teresa Johnson

A literature-based, Biblical overview, this class will cover the period from Creation to Reformation Europe and focus on six key cultures. This is part one of a two-year junior high course to prepare students for further history study at the high school level. No textbook is needed for this class. Along with in-class instruction and activities, learning will be based on age-appropriate biographies and historical fiction. 
Class sessions will include a short lecture/discussion, videos, games & enriching activities, map & timeline work, and studies in art, architecture, science & archaeology. The class meets weekly for 1 ¼ hours.  Homework should involve three hours per week.
Tuition is $45 per month for ten months (July-April) - $40 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. A $30 supply fee due August 1st provides the student’s personal binder and in-class needs. Parents will need to supply four historical fiction books through the year, amounting to approximately $30-$40 in cost. Students will also need access to a Bible. The book list is available by request and will be emailed upon registration.
For each student, please send a completed registration form, first month's tuition and supply fee to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389.  E-mail Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or phone/text at 281-871-0397.
 

 

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.

 

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 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 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.

 

World Geography: Sailing Through Geography - Grades 5-9 - Teresa Johnson

Geographic learning is much more than just the ability to find locations on a map. It is crucial to a well-rounded education. Through a multi-sensory, cross-curricular approach, the students in this class will gain a sound basis in the knowledge of our world. We will study the development & use of maps, historical & current events, the history of exploration, migration of peoples and their cultures. Our lively class sessions include interactive discussions, map drawing, map marking, memory cue activities, games and projects. Our study will progress by region, gradually encompassing the globe. This is a non-textbook class using a teacher-generated curriculum based on Mapping the World with Art and several other resources. Google Earth, Power Point presentations, slideshows, video clips and interactive websites will augment class sessions. In the final weeks, students will draw a memory map of the world and make topographical maps for our class display.

Homework is multi-faceted and should involve approximately two hours per week. It will include short readings, fact-finding assignments on explorers and geography terms, map drawing worksheets, online map practices and quizzes. Access to internet for homework is very important. Students will also have quarterly presentation assignments. This class meets weekly for 90 mins.

Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months (July-April) - $40 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. A $40 supply fee per student, due August 1st, provides an extensive student binder and shared materials for in-class projects. Please send a completed registration form, first month's tuition and supply fee to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. E-mail Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or phone/text at 281-871-0397.

 

U.S. Geography Journey -  Grades 4-8 - Teresa Johnson

Based on the award-winning Holling C. Holling series of books this class will take a literary journey through U.S. Geography. The students will learn state geography along with science & nature study, industry & land use, history of exploration, migration of peoples, and cultures. Our lively class sessions will teach map skills through a variety of map marking and hands-on activities. The class meets weekly for 90 min. Homework should involve approximately 1-2 hours a week and will include elementary-level reading, fact-finding assignments and online map practices. Through the year the students will be paced through the three Holling books Paddle-to-the-Sea, Tree in the Trail, and Minn of the Mississippi plus the book The Captain’s Dog by Roland Smith. They will have quarterly map quizzes, a first-semester oral presentation and a final topographical map project.

Tuition is $40 per month per student for ten months (July-April) - $35 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. A supply fee of $50 per year per student, due August 1st, provides the student binder, a specially correlated personal set of outline maps, and shared materials for in-class projects. Parents need to provide the above listed books, one per quarter, as well as materials for the semester projects. Please send the completed registration form, first month's tuition and supply fee to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. E-mail Teresa atascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net or phone/text at 281-871-0397.

Languages

 

 

Intro to French - Yvonne Kruse

Teaches the very basics of French for grades 5-8 using games and hands-on activities.  Instructor will provide class materials for activities.  The class meets once a week, however the vocabulary and other elements need to be practiced at home at least 10 minutes daily.  Focus is on phonics, everyday type vocabulary, and basic sentence structure.  Students will need the book “First Thousand Words in French” by Usborne Books.  Used or new books may be found at Abebooks.com, on Amazon or at the Homeschool Bookstore.  Tests will not be given, nor a grade for this class, unless requested at the beginning of the semester.  TUITION: A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required with registration form.  Additionally tuition is $350.00 for the year, or $35.00 for 10 months.  Make payments to Yvonne Kruse.  If mailing payments:  20410 Victorious Dr., Hockley, TX. 77447.  Contact information for Yvonne Kruse:  cell 832-444-8256 or email ymkruse [at] gmail [dot] com

 

French 1 Grades 8-12 - Yvonne Kruse

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:   Deux Mondes, 6th edition, as well as the corresponding workbook – published by McGraw Hill.  (5th Edition will also work.)  Additionally, the Instructional Fair French Reproducible Activities paperback, Middle/High School, by Frank Schaffer Publications (IF8793) must be purchased.  Used books and workbooks can typically be found on Amazon or at Abebooks.com.  The instructor will also provide additional class materials.  TUITION:  A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required with registration form.  Tuition payments are $40.00 a month for 10 months, or $400.00 for the year. 

Payments are to be made to Yvonne Kruse at the first of each month.  (After the tenth of the month a $10.00 late fee applies.)  If payments are mailed, mail to:  Yvonne Kruse      20410 Victorious Dr.,   Hockley, TX77447.  Contact Yvonne at cell: 832-444-8256 or email:  ymkruse [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Fench 2 Grades 9-12 – Yvonne Kruse

Designed for French students who have already learned many basics of the language and wish to gain more proficiency.  A continuation of French 1, using the same textbook and workbooks as French 1.  In addition, the French reading book, Easy French Reader, 2nd edition, by R. de Roussy de Sales, also by McGraw Hill must be purchased.  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.  Payments are made to Yvonne Kruse, if mailed:  20410 Victorious Dr.,  Hockley,  TX 77447

Contact Yvonne Kruse by cell: 832-444-8256 or email:  ymkruse [at] gmail [dot] com

 

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 the 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 several Spanish speaking countries will be included. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish.

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. This class is not intended for high school credit.

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 (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 studied, as well as cultural information of some of the Spanish speaking countries in the world.

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         Internet access required.

This higher education curriculum will be divided into three years of high school instruction. Spanish 1 will cover the first six chapters of the textbook. Used textbooks are inexpensive and widely available. 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 studied, as well as cultural information of some of the Spanish speaking countries in the world. 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

Internet access required.This higher education curriculum will be divided into three years of high school instruction. Spanish 2 will cover chapter 4 through 9 of the textbook. Used textbooks are inexpensive and widely available. 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.

 

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 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.

 

Saxon Math 76 - Marilyn Mathis

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, 3rd 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: Marilyn Mathis.  There is a yearly, $60.00, student fee per student that is made payable to Marilyn Mathis.  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: Marilyn Mathis: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379.  Contact: Marilyn Mathis, mathjunkie01 [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-731-9808.

 

Saxon Math 87 - Marilyn Mathis

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 theSaxon 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: Marilyn Mathis.  There is a yearly, $60.00, HIS student  fee per student that is made payable to Marilyn Mathis 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 fees to: Marilyn Mathis, 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379. Contact: Marilyn Mathis mathjunkie01@gmail.com or 281-731-9808.

 

Saxon Algebra I – Marilyn Mathis
Prerequisite: Algebra ½ or Saxon Math 87. 

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.  Mrs. Mathis grades the tests and students will make corrections if grade is 85 or below.  Students need to purchase the Saxon Algebra I,  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 2 hour course is $65.00 per month for 10 months and checks are made payable to: Marilyn Mathis.  There is a yearly, $60.00 student fee.  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 students fees to: Marilyn Mathis: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379.  Contact: Marilyn Mathis, mathjunkie01 [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-731-9808.

 

Algebra II - Marilyn Mathis 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.  Mrs. Mathis 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: Marilyn Mathis.  There is a yearly $60.00, student fee.   Please note: If you drop this course once classes have begun, tuition that has been paid is non-refundable.  Please mail registration form, tuition check and student fees to: Marilyn Mathis: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379. Contact: Marilyn Mathis, mathjunkie01 [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-731-9808.

 

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. 77379 Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2[at]gmail[dot]comor (281)8441667.  Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used.

Reading/Spelling

 

Elementary Spelling –Kimberly King

This class uses basic phonetic spellings, reliable patters 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 spend 10 min of each class doing oral language and listening comprehension exercises to help address processing and oral language disorders. Students must be grouped by level/skill for this class to be successful (please contact me with questions about student level).  The class will be 1 1/4 hour. Cost is $45 with a one time supply fee of $35 and a building use fee of $30 per semester.

.  Parent help will be needed at home to get the most out of this course.  Payments are to be made out to Kimberly King. Registration and payments should be mailed to Kimberly King 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball 77377. She can be contacted at kimking0121 @ (at) icloud .(dot) com or call 281-750-6509.

Science

 

IPC – Integrated Physics and Chemistry – Molly Ludwig

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. Mail completed registration forms and payments to Molly Ludwig, 26325 Northgate Crossing Blvd, Spring, TX  77373. Contact information: Molly Ludwig, 713-898-2833, mollylillian [at] hotmail [dot] com

 
 

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 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.

 

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 $50 each (July-April), a one-time lab fee of $65 due with the first month’s tuition, and a building fee of $30 a semester. 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. 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.

 

 

Elementary Science  (4th-5th grade) Lizelle Brown

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for middle school science courses. We learn about plants, insects, mammals, light, the earth, sea, solar system, electricity, magnetism, engines, weather, geology and animal classification with a focus on vertebrates. The scientific method will be covered in detail throughout the course.  Topics include; Students will have two to four 45-60 minute assignments to complete at home each week. 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 which will be comprised of making electric circuits, weather instruments, animal coloring pages and classification charts, using a microscope to study animal parts, etc.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

The class is $400 for the year (10-$40 payments, July through April), as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester.  A $40 lab fee is also due with the first payment.  Students will need to have one text:  Investigating God’s World, 4th edition. This is the Abeka 5th grade science text.  A binder with three dividers, paper and colored pencils are also required. Mail registratons forms and payments to Lizelle Brown, 16507 Havasu Drive, Cypress, TX 77433

Contact information: Lizelle Brown, 281-221-8899, lizelle.brown [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Earth Science  (6th-8th)  Molly Ludwig

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for high school earth and space science. All of the earth, its atmosphere, and galaxy will be studied including: geology, including earthquakes and volcanoes; soil, minerals, rocks, and fossils; erosion, oceanography, and weather as well as the atmosphere and space including planets, asteroids, comets, stars, and galaxies. The scientific method will be covered in detail throughout the course.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours.  Students will have two to four 45-60 minute assignments to complete at home each week. 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.

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. A one-time $45 lab fee is also due with the first payment. The primary text is Abeka’s 8th grade Science: Earth and Space.  Students will also need a binder with three dividers, a pen, pencil, lined paper and colored pencils. Mail completed registration forms and payments to Molly Ludwig, 26325 Northgate Crossing Blvd, Spring, TX  77373. Contact information: Molly Ludwig, 713-898-2833, mollylillian [at] hotmail [dot] com

 

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.

 

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 of this course, 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.

 

Life Science - Grades 6 - 8   Yvonne Kruse

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 $30 is also due on August 1st.   You may reach Yvonne Kruse at email:  ymkruse [at]gmail [dot] com  or cell:  832-444-8256.  Tuition and lab fees may be mailed to:  Yvonne Kruse,  20410 Victorious Dr.,  Hockley,  TX77447

 

                                     

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