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This is the High School Class listing for 2017-2018 Full YearClasses.

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Note: One parent is required to attend the first day of class only, when we will set expectations and answer questions.

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Day: H, 2:00-2:50, Tuition: $405/YR, $80 Mat Fee

Students will experiment with various materials to improve their drawing skills and techniques. Time will also be spent on color theory. The focus will be on perceiving visual data in order to sharpen the ability to see line, space, value, and proportions. We will discuss design principles while examining the importance of composition. My goal is for the students to develop the tools necessary for them to critique their own work. The class is designed for all skill levels and advance instruction will be provided for returning students.

Grade level: 6-12


Day: H, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $405/YR, $80 Mat Fee

Students will explore the styles of some famous modern and contemporary artists and learn about the movements or eras of these artists. They will be introduced to the works of Picasso, Van Gogh, Munch, Chagall, O'Keeffe, M.C. Escher, and many more. They will have fun creating 2-D and 3-D art in the style of many famous artists using a variety of materials such as watercolors, oil pastels, gouache, acrylic paint, wire, and plaster of paris.

Grade level: 6-12


For Tuition and Times visit: Young Engineers of Today

Class are not repeated from last semeter so new students may join and past students will learn something new too. Classes include 2 webinars each week and regular labs that meet at Charlotte Latin.

Welcome to the real world of 21st century skills and discover how Young Engineers of Today can help students of all abilities engage in STEM, using the latest technologies. Students are challenged with hands-on, minds-on projects, and learn real world skills in an academic context. Our students become technology creators, not just technology consumers. This class will be a hybrid program, meeting for a total of 48 hours over the course of four months. Students will convene twice a week online, where a teacher will conduct a live, interactive lesson where the students are able to participate and ask questions. Students can also review these lessons at anytime.

Outside of class, students will work on engineering projects during the week. Students even have access to their instructor outside of the lessons, with the ability to contact them via email or call with questions. Our mission is to encourage young people to become technology creators, not just consumers. The spring classes will continue to focus on inquiry-based learning where kids solve exciting challenges using critical thinking skills. We will cover the following topics: 3D Printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD), Aerospace, Architecture, Bioengineering, EV3 Robots, Raspberry Pi Microcomputer (new projects), Unity Game Engine Programming. This class gets rave reviews from parents and students every semester. You will not be disappointed!


ENG Classic to Contemporary – British Literature

Robin Yelton

Day: H, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $320/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Often, classic literature can be intimidating or difficult to appreciate. Many students have trouble seeing how the “old” writing relates to their own lives. In this class, we’ll read classical literature paired with contemporary young adult novels. These paired readings will share similar themes, using the contemporary works as a door to understanding and digging deeper into the words of British authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Orwell, Mary Shelly, or Jane Austen. Through our class discussions, activities, writing assignments, and creative projects, we’ll explore elements of fiction such as characterization and theme with a focus on supporting our opinions with evidence from the text. Exploring connections between the classic and contemporary novels will add an even deeper level of analysis. A detailed reading list will be available closer to the start of the year and may adapt according to students’ interests.

Book: Students will be responsible for obtaining their own books. The cost of books will be about $35 if purchased, but students are welcome to get books from the library or borrow from friends as well.


Day: TH, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

I designed this course after talking to several professors and college writing centers about what skills students need when they come to college. Using their advice, I created a curriculum that focuses on writing and research skills for high school students. We will start by exploring different types of writing that students may encounter on their journey through college. We will study personal essays like those found on college applications, ACT/SAT prompts, literary essays, and effective short answer paragraphs. In order to prepare students to be successful on their own, we will explore a variety of prewriting, drafting, and revision strategies so that they can find what works best for them. Grammar skills will be addressed through warm-ups and individual revision conferences with the teacher. The second half of the will help students develop strong research habits and give them confidence when facing future assignments. We will focus on research skills including note-taking strategies, developing a research question, search strategies, using databases, internet safety, using Google in an academic setting, evaluating information, avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, methods for organizing information, and creating a product. Feel free to take one or both semesters!

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Instructor's Grading: Graded papers returned to parents.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 1-3 Hours

School Supplies Needed: Three-ring binder, highlighters, notebook paper


ENG Power of the Pen

Mrs. Robin Yelton

Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

They always say the pen is mighty! In this class, we’ll help students tap into that power. Students will analyze and create different forms of expression such as fictional narratives, how-to articles, reviews, persuasive essays, interviews, even photojournalism, and poetry. This course will focus on a variety of writing skills such as paragraph structure, sentence variety, identifying fact versus opinion, creating compelling introductions, supporting one’s opinion, constructing conclusions, choosing effective words, developing characters, creating plot, using figurative language, as well as grammar tricks. The instruction and assignments may vary according to students’ interests and needs. We’ll try many different writing strategies, so students can find the methods that work best for them. Along with reflecting on their own writing, students will receive individualized feedback from the instructor and their classmates. There is a strong emphasis on growth, encouragement, and choice. This class will often look and feel like a writers’ club!

Grading: Instructor will grade work and return to parent.

Book: There is no book to purchase

Homework: Between 1-4 hours depending on the project.

Supplies: Composition notebook


HIS- Civics/American Government in Cristian Perspective

Mr. Matthew Bollinger

Day: TH, 8:30-9:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Our freedom in America is in jeopardy, today. In order to preserve our liberties, as Americans, we need to understand the origins of our government and the factors that have made it the best system of governing in world history.

American Government opens with an inspiring look at the blessings we enjoy as American citizens and the symbols we hold dear, then proceeds to a fascinsting study of the Constitution, the government it established, and the rights and privileges it guarantees the American people. After studying the Constitution and the national government, students learn about federalism and government at the state and local levels. The course concludes with a unit on the opportunities and responsibilities of American citizens to get involved in their unique political system.

Book: American Government from Abeka Publishers. ($25.30)


HIS- Comparative Religions & Worldviews

Mr. Matthew Bollinger

Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." wrote Charles Dickens in the opening of the famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, about the French Revolution. We line in a generation that has change and revolution on its mind as well.

But...is it the right change? A moral revolution?

In America, our generation is on the way to legalizing marijuana, ordaining same-sex marriage, and redefining "freedom" in a way that we've never exprienced. Our world is teetering on the edge of economic chaos, radical islamic revolution and fear of global climate change.

How do we make sense of it all? Actually...how does the Bible make sense of it all?

Comparative Religions & Worldviews provides a framework for understading each of the 6 major worldviews competing for dominance in our culture - Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Islam, the New Age, Marxism, and Christianity.

Students will receive a comprehensive understanding of each worldview and receive tools that will enable them to effectively analyze and process all the information coming at them. The first semester will primarily be spent constructing a foundation for each worldview and how it works. In the second semster, we will examine a variety of issues (global warming, abortion, socialism, biotechnology, same-sex marriage, etc.) and analyze, debate and investigate how each of the worldviews sees them and why they hold this view.

Books to Purchase: Understanding the Times Textbook ($21.95) and Understanding the Times Student Manual ($14.95). For more information on this curriculum, visit www.summit.org/curriculum/igh-school.


HIS US History [Watch Video]

Mr. Matthew Bollinger

Day: TH, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

His Story: God’s Plan for America

What makes America different from other nations in world history? Is there a divine purpose for our nation? If so, what is that purpose?

In this class students will discover the thread of God’s plan for America throughout our 237 years, so far. And, we will discuss the future for America. The famous French observer, Alexis de Tocqueville said about the secret to America’s success, “America is great because she is good. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” We want to rediscover these secrets to our nations “greatness” by analyzing our past, hoping that we can learn from our mistakes and restore America to the Divine purpose for which she was born.

Books: United States History: Heritage of Freedom ($31.90)

Where to purchase: http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=103462

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Instructor's Grading: Graded papers returned to parents.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 3 hours


HIS World History and Cultures [Watch Video]

Mr. Matthew Bollinger

Day: TH, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

How did the story of humanity begin and unfold? How will the world come to an end? How were the pyramids built? What forms of government have served nations most effectively? Why have wars been fought and what are their outcomes? These . . . and many, many other questions will be explored in this course as we “unfold” the pages of His-story, or God’s story. He is the author and there have and continue to be many characters in this novel, including you and I.

In World History and Cultures in Christian Perspective, students gain a solid foundation in ancient history, tracing man’s history back to the Garden of Eden. Asian and African cultures are presented in a unique ancient-to-modern style. An in-depth study of the Greco-Roman culture lays the groundwork for an exciting section on medieval history. The final section brings the student to the doorstep of current history and vividly depicts world events in light of God’s master plan.

Book: World History & Cultures from Abeka publishers ($31.90).

Grade Level for this class: 6-12

Instructor's Grading: Graded papers and returned to parents.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 3 hours


Day: T, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $335/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Study of American Sign Language. This course will satisfy the student’s foreign language requirement.

Students will continue learning the basic ASL grammar rules, facial grammar, and mastering signing dialogues. We will continue analyzing ASL language structures and signs. During class time we will continue to learn about the Deaf culture and work on signing activities including learning to sign a story.

Book to Purchase: Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-6 ("make sure it's units 1-6") from Amazon.

Grade Level for this class: 6-12

Instructor's Grading: Yes

School Supplies Needed: Notebook Paper


Day: T, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $335/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Study of American Sign Language. This course will satisfy the student’s foreign language requirement.

Students will continue learning the basic ASL grammar rules, facial grammar, and mastering signing dialogues. We will continue analyzing ASL language structures and signs. During class time we will continue to learn about the Deaf culture and work on signing activities including learning to sign a story.

Book to Purchase: Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-6 ("make sure it's units 1-6") from Amazon.

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Pre-Requisite: Must have completed American Sign Language 1

Instructor's Grading: Yes

School Supplies Needed: Notebook paper


Day: TH, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Chinese is an important language for your student to learn. It is important for your student to learn a new language the same way they learned their native language – naturally. It is crucial for retention to incorporate the language into daily practice. It is Liyan’s goal to help your student learn Chinese

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Instructor's Grading: No/Corrections


Day: TH, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Chinese is an important language for your student to learn. It is important for your student to learn a new language the same way they learned their native language – naturally. It is crucial for retention to incorporate the language into daily practice. It is Liyan’s goal to help your student learn the Chinese.

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Instructor's Grading: No/Corrections


Day: TH, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $610/YR, $20 Mat Fee

This class will be taught two separate times. Both are 2-day per week classes.

In this class, students will be taught Spanish the right way -- through immersion. Most, if not all, communication with the instructor will be conducted in Spanish. No previous Spanish is necessary to take this class, however you may take this class if you are familiar with the language. The students will be covering the material necessary for a high school Spanish 1 credit as well as an added communication element that is missing in many Spanish studies. Materials Needed for class: Notebook (any style) with paper, 3x5 index cards (students may need 900 - 1000 cards throughout the year) and a good Spanish/English Dictionary. Study Hours outside of class: 3 hours per week.

Instructor's Grading: Pass/Fail

School Supplies Needed: Notebook (any style) with paper, 3x5 index cards (students may need 900 - 1000 cards throughout the year) and a good Spanish/English Dictionary.


Two choices for class times.

Day: TH, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $20 Mat Fee

OR

Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $20 Mat Fee

Immersion Spanish is a much more effective way to teach a foreign language. This class is meant to follow Immersion Spanish 1. Instructor approval is required for this class. Due to the accelerated nature of an immersion style of teaching the students completing Immersion Spanish 1 are ahead of typical Spanish 1 students. The goal of this class is to take the CLEP Spanish test in order to get college credit for this subject. Materials Needed for class: Notebook (any style) with paper, 3x5 index cards (students may need 900 - 1000 cards throughout the year) and a good Spanish/English Dictionary. Study Hours outside of class: 3 hours per week

Instructor's Grading: Pass/Fail

Pre-Requisite: Completion of LAN Spanish High School 1

School Supplies Needed: Notebook (any style) with paper, 3x5 index cards (students may need 900 - 1000 cards throughout the year) and a good Spanish/English Dictionary.


Day: TH, TBD, Tuition: $610/YR, $20 Mat Fee

This course is to prepare students who have taken 2 levels of Spanish and who want to learn to carry a conversation. Sra. Moran will work with your student in creative ways to allow them to apply what they have been learning in practical ways. No book is necessary. Students will need notebooks to make notes in class.

Pre-Requisite: Completion of LAN Spanish High School 2

Instructor's Grading: Pass/Fail

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 3 hours


LAN Japanese 1

Mrs Liyan Yu

Day: TH, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee


LIF Culinary Arts

Mrs. DJ Fullwood

Day: H, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $320/YR, $73 Mat Fee

Please schedule for students to stay until 1:00. When we are cooking, we must clean up before leaving

Your student who is considering culinary arts can begin here. We will cover many topics: culinary theory and management to sanitation, safety to nutrition, food science to baking techniques. We will instill practical knowledge and skills that you can apply to a future career and at home. This is a great way to explore this industry or be able to cook for yourself in college. We will offer this course on two different levels in the same class. Those who want a High School Culinary Class with a grade will need to purchase the text book and student workbook. If your student wants to simply learn the basics of cooking and food service as an extracurricular activity may join the class (not purchase the books) and attend for the class portion only. This is your choice. The price differenct would be the price of the very valuable books. This class is Only for High School Students who can manage themselves, responsibly, in the kitchen with knives and hot items. This is an hour class, once per week, but we may steal some time from lunch occasionally when necessary, so plan for it to last until 1:00 when we begin cooking. I will insist that the kitchen be clean and ready for other before students may leave.

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Maximum Students: 8

Instructor's Grading: I will grade workbooks and texts and return to parents

Materials: Food and supply fee $ 73.00

Books: Introduction to Culinary Arts 2nd Edition (ISBN 0132737442) and Student Lab Resources and Study Guide for Introduction to Culinary Arts (ISBN 013273821X)

Books may be purchased by parents, or FCA will purchase new books from a school book supplier at cost. That is expected to be $152.60 (w/ shipping).

Estimated Homework Time Each Week for students taking the class for a grade will be approx. 3 hours, not counting any kitchen practice that may or may not benefit parents.

School Supplies Needed: Three ring binder, notebook paper, highlighter, pencil, student may bring own culinary knives to class (not required).


Two choices for day. Thursday is full and taking a waiting list. It is recommended that you register for Tuesday if you are able to attend on Tuesday.

Day: H, 2:00-4:00, H, (C) Gavel Club, Mrs. Bickley $55 Book Fee $10 (book covers two years)

Day: T, 2:00-4:00, Tuition: $55/YR, $10 - Book Fee

Students must be accepted to Gavel Club individually, since space is limited. Students may register for Gavel Club on the Registration Form and you will be notified if there is space available. Although this is a two year program, students may choose to participate only one year. We welcome Seniors to join this year.

The purpose of Gavel Club "is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth" (Toastmaster's website). Every week, each student will fulfill some pre-assigned role in the club, whether serving as the Joke master, the Master Evaluator, timer or other. During the course of the school year, all students will have the opportunity to present approximately 5 prepared speeches (5-7 minutes in length; topic of the student's choosing) in addition to learning impromptu speaking skills during Table Topics and evaluations. Students will follow Toastmaster's "Competent Communicators" manual, presenting a variety of speech types and developing their communications skills.

Age level: 13+

Book: Competent Communicator

Book Cost: $10


LIF Personal Finance

Mrs. DJ Fullwood

Day: H, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $320/YR, $30 Book and Materials Fee

Gain the tools and knowledge to win with money. We will be exploring what it means to handle money God's way as taught by Dave Ramsey. This course will include videos by Dave Ramsey, Rahel Cruze (Dave Ramsey's daughter) and Chris Hogan along with in class review and explanations. Most tests will be sent home and graded by parents. It will be a good idea to have your student share their workbook with you after class as you will be discussing concepts as they arise in your family life. The workbooks will be purchased by FCA (for reduce shipping costs) and are a write in workbook. They will refer back to their workbooks for many years of their life. We are happy to offer this course in a classroom setting to learn from Dave Ramsey via this creative High School level video presentation, so students can ask questions and share life stories.

Grade Level for this class: 9-12

Instructor's Grading: Parents will receive tests and answer key. We will review incorrect answers in class.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: about 1 hour per week needed, but interested students may spend additional time.

School Supplies Needed: pencil


LIF Odyssey of the Mind [Watch Video]

Mrs. Kristy Huddle (and parents of participants)

Day: M, 1:00-3:00, Tuition: $95/YR, Covers competition registration, team t-shirt and cost of materials used in the competition.

Check Summer Sessions. The Summer Session Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous Days will be used as our tryouts for the team. Plan to attend at least one day. See the Summer Session Schedule.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition. Full Circle Academy will be opening up 3 teams this year. Teams are limited to 7 kids per team. So, we think it is important for you to “try before you buy.” For those unfamiliar with Odyssey of the Mind, we will offer opportunities for your student to visit and attempt some problems with other students. This will give you an understanding of the types of work involved and the time commitment required. Parents will be asked to help in the capacity of facilitator. This will be the students’ work, but sometimes they will need adult supervision. You may read much more about Odyssey of the Mind at their website. www.odysseyofthemind.com Watch for more information. Add your email to get updates.

Grade Level: 8-12


MAT Algebra 1 [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Day: MW, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

A good working knowledge of Pre-Algebra concepts is imperative to be successful in this class. It is important to place the student at their level of proficiency rather than their age being the determining factor for placement. Mr. Mogusu will review a placement test to help you determine where the student belongs. The goal is for a student to be confident in mathematics at this lower level, to save themselves avoidable issues in later years. Frequently, if a student decides that they do not “like” math, parents struggle to get through the material and avoid doing additional work in the subject. Mr. Mogusu will work with your student on the understanding to help parents where math has become tough point in their school day. Algebra 1 will cover commutative and associative properties, distributive property, cartesian coordinates, graphing a line, slope intercept formula, graphing parallel lines and the equation of a line, graphing perpendicular lines, finding the slope-intercept formula with different givens, graphing inequalities, solving simultaneous equations by graphing, substitution and elimination, coin problems, consecutive integers, multiplication and division with exponents, negative exponents and raising exponents to a power, addition and multiplication of polynomials, factoring polynomials and trinomials with positive and negative numbers, square roots and dividing polynomials, solving equations with factoring, unit and square unit multipliers, metric conversions, fractional exponents, significant digits and scientific notation, bases other than ten, graphing a circle and an ellipse, graphing a parabola and hyperbola. A test is required to determine placement in this class.

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Algebra I Student Kit- $32.00 Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Grade Level: 6-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Algebra 2 [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Day: MW, 11:30-1:00, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

It is recommended that mathematics are taken in this order: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 for the reason that Algebra 2 combines Algebra 1 and Geometry. This class takes the geometry and shows you how it works algebraically. In Geometry, we learned how to graph. Algebra 2 will give you an application for the graph that you learned. If you are in business and you need to project sales, or profits, you integrate the data (Algebra 1) and the graph (Geometry) to understand the application and why you learned graphing (Algebra 2). Mr. Mogusu will answer the question, “When am I ever going to use this again in my life?” Algebra 2 will cover exponents, metric conversions, distance formulas, motion problems, graphing lines and inequalities, midpoint formulas, Conic sections of circle, ellipse and parabola, maxima and minima of parabola and hyperbola, solving systems of equations, coin problems, consecutive integers, chemical mixtures, solving equations with three variables, and vectors, rational expressions, scientific notation, combining like terms, radicals, factoring polynomials, fractional exponents, solving equations with rational expressions, imaginary and complex numbers, conjugate numbers, cubes and Pascal’s triangle, binomial theorem, completing the square, quadratic formula, discriminants, applications using percent, isolating a variable, ratios, unit multipliers. A test is required to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Algebra II Student Kit- $32.00 Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Grade Level: 9-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Calculus [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Day: MW, 8:30-9:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

Calculus focuses on Terminology and Graphing, Quadratic Equations, Review of Conic Sections, Review of Systems of Equations, Functions, Review of Trigonometry, Review of Exponents and Logarithms, Limits, Continuity in Limits, and Definition of a Derivative. A test is required to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Calculus Student Kit- $32.00 Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Grade Level: 9-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Geometry [Watch Video]

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Two choices for class days.

Day: TH, 1:00-1:50 Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

OR

Day: MW, 8:30-9:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

There may be a second option for this class on MW. If you are interested in taking Geometry on MW mornings, please note it on your registration form.

Mr Mogusu makes Geometry practical. Geometry is the study of the earth. He brings examples of things that we have seen from a young age that we really did not realize was geometry. We have used it daily since we were infants.

We were aware of it but did not know why shapes are important and work together to create a structure that will stand for years. Engineers, Pilots, many other careers use geometry every day. He will answer the question, “When am I ever going to use this again in my life?” Students will see that they are using it now, without even realizing it. Geometry will cover points, lines, rays and line segments, planes and sets, angles, types of angles, parallel and perpendicular lines with midpoints and bisectors, supplementary and complementary angles, transversals with interior and exterior angles, perimeter and area of rectangle, triangle, parallelogram, and trapezoid, constructing and identifying triangles, regular polygons, geometry of circle, sphere and ellipse, inscribed and circumscribed figures, area and circumference of a circle, area of an ellipse, altitude and longitude, volume of a rectangular solid and cylinder, value of a pyramid, cone, prism, and sphere, surface area and solids, radicals, Pythagorean theorem, special triangles, axioms and postulates, corresponding parts of triangles and remote interior angles, proving triangles, transformation geometry, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. A test is required to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Geometry Student Kit- $32.00 Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Grade Level: 6-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


Day: TH, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $0 Mat Fee

The students have learned so many concepts in Algebra 2 and now it is time to start putting those things together. We do this in Pre-Calculus. This course takes the concepts of Algebra 2 and takes you into deeper detail to see why those concepts work together. Many home schooling parents are hesitant in teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus. If your child has come to this point and you are feeling that you need some help in this area, Mr. Mogusu is the perfect solution. Two days per week, he will tutor your student to complete work with confidence and independence. If your student will be taking Physics in college, they are going to need the intro to Calculus. In Pre-Calculus, we will cover Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, trigonometric ratios, inverse trigonometric ratios, interpreting the trigonometry tables, using the trigonomic table to solve for the unknown, using a calculator and arc functions, angles of elevation and depression, angles less than 0 degrees, angles greater than 360 degrees, reference angles, cofunctions, negative angle relationships, proving trigonometric identities, sum and difference identities, double-angle and halfangle identities, law of sines, law of cosines, ambiguity in the law of sines, radian measure, polar coordinates and rectangular coordinates, polar equations and polar graphs, vectors, functions, graphing the sine and cosine functions, graphing the secant and cosecant functions, graphing the tangent and cotangent functions, logarithms, arithmetic sequences and series, geometric sequences and series, proof of sine, cosine, and tangent, finding the area of a triangle trigonometrically, interpolation, navigation, naturallogarithms, equations with absolute value, equations and radicals, inequalities with absolute value, inequalities and radicals, and limit. Pre-Calculus meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. A test is required to determine placement in this class. Placement tests are available at MathUSee.com

We use MathUSee workbooks for practice, but use the best method to teach individual students in the classroom. We believe that the way to determine the best math class a student is based on skill as opposed to age. Please go to the MathUSee website and take the placement test to determine your student's readiness for the class. Here is the link: https://www.mathusee.com/schools/getting-started/placement/placement-tests/

Books to Purchase: Math-U-See Pre-Calculus Student Kit- $32.00 Location to Purchase: MathUSee.com

Instructor's Grading: Yes

Grade Level: 9-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 5 hours


MAT Tutoring for Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus (separate times)

Mr. Marlin Mogusu

Day: Scheduled by instructor, Tuition: TBD by instructor

Tutoring is individually scheduled and priced based on the skill level and need of the student. Mr. Mogusu will evaluate your child ($25 fee at evaluation will be applied to tutoring fee) and discuss solution as it applies to your student. One-on-one tutoring is $40.00 per hour. Price may be reduced if other students (at the same level) are able to learn at the same time.

Please go to the Contact Us tab and let us know your interest. We will contact you to schedule evaluation and parent conference.


Two choices for class days.

Day: T, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

OR

Day: M, 9:30-10:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

Guitar/Bass 1 introduces students to the concepts needed to play simple progressions (two or more chords played repeatedly) in a group setting. The goal is to help students learn music in a manner similar to learning a language. This class begins with “baby talk” -basic chords. In the same way a baby says its first words, musicians can learn to say a lot before they know music. Unlike most chord books, students will learn to "speak phrases” - play progressions; instead of learning random “words” -chords. Next we will learn the “alphabet” -notes on the fretboard; which is applied the same on many instruments. We will use this knowledge to learn one or more easy songs. A great investment for any student wanting to explore the possibility of playing guitar, but also perfect for serious guitarists needing a strong foundation of the basics.

Guitar/Bass 2 picks up where Guitar/Bass 1 ends. Using the same idea that music is a language we will continue building our vocabulary, and expanding our knowledge of the fretboard. This class begins with progressions beyond “baby talk”, and introduces each chord type (sus, maj 7, etc.), as well as multiple chord voicings. Students will learn how to “spell” each chord type using the “alphabet” -notes on the fretboard, and another new tool, the Major Scale. We will use this knowledge to learn one or more songs relevant to the material. Students will also have opportunities to play with advanced students from other classes (like Drums 2) during academy showcases, programs, and other events.

Guitar/Bass 3 picks up where Guitar/Bass 2 ends. This class shifts direction to explore musical styles, and build on the foundation taught in Guitar/Bass 1 and 2. We will explore difference between styles, and which chord types are more dominant from one style to another? This class will begin by learning pieces from several different songs, covering styles of music including, but not limited to: rock, pop, jazz, blues, hip-hop, and country. During this process we will learn one or more songs through 100%. Finally using the language concept, students will apply all of the music theory taught in this class, and previous classes to create their own original song. There will also be opportunities to play with advanced students from other classes (like Drums 3) during academy showcases, programs, and other events.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minutes per day

Grade level: 4-12


Day: M, 11:30-12:20, Tuition: $405/YR, $15 Mat Fee

Drum Set FUNdamentals 1: This will be an introductory drum set class, where fundamentals of drumming are introduced, and the joy of drumming is encouraged. Proper hand and foot technique will be stressed, with a focus on learning to read and perform basic snare drum rhythms, rudiments, and basic rock beats and drum fills. Students will also be introduced to many of the greatest drummers in history, and be inspired!

Drum Set FUNdamentals 2: This class will build on Drum Set FUNdamentals 1, with further emphasis on reading more complex rhythms, drum chart interpretations, rudimental application and pattern studies, groove and time study (with metronomes and loops), musical styles (funk, jazz, hip hop, etc.) , “music minus one” song play alongs, odd times, and much more! The ultimate goal of this class is to give students all the tools they need to become solid drummers, and true musicians!

Private Drum Set Lessons: --beginner to advanced levels, all ages.

Private lessons are tailored to the individual student, and allow the most efficient and focused atmosphere for serious study of the drum set. As in all lessons, quality progress and fun in learning are keys to success.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minutes per day

Grade level: 4-12


MUS Private Music Lessons

Mr. Kelly Lowder

Day: M or T, $20-$40 per lesson, Determined after parent conference

Private & Semi Private 30 minute lessons for guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, or music theory. Lessons are once weekly at your designated time. Contact us to schedule your spot.

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 30 minutes per day

Grade level: 4-12


SCI Anatomy and Physoiology

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Day: TH, 2:00-2:50

This course prepares students to take the Advance Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. This advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry. Please note that if there is time, the reproductive system will be covered in detail.

Grade Level: 11th-12th

Required Text: Apologia Advanced Biology, 2nd Edition (ISBN-13: 9781935495727)

Pre-requisite(s): Biology and Chemistry

Instructor's Grading: I will grade papers and give back to students

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 1 hours daily


SCI Biology

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Two choices for class times:

Day: TH 10:30-11:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $65 Mat Fee

OR

Day: TH 11:30-12:20

This college-prep biology course is designed to be a students first high school science course. The course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. This is a 90 minute class; consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. The instructor will grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports each quarter.

This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Please note that this course does not contain a discussion of human anatomy and physiology. Most college biology professors do not consider human anatomy and physiology to be a part of a solid, college prep biology course. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. I will grade papers and return to parents.

Books Needed: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition Textbook by Jay Wile. Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition by Jay Wile Bundled together/new:$57.99 at CBD.com (retail $90.00).

Estimated Time (other than class time) for completion of work per week: 5-6 hours.

Students will need: 3-Ring Binder and Writing Utensil

Instructor's Grading: Will grade papers and give to parents

Grade Level: 9-12


SCI Chemistry

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Day: TH, 1:00-1:50, Tuition: $610/YR, $65 Mat Fee

This course introduces students to chemistry in preparation for college-level chemistry. Students will be learning about the matter that makes up God’s incredible creation and how it changes. Topics covered include measurements, atoms and substances, atomic structure, periodic law, chemical bonding, molecular theory and metallic bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, kinetic theory and states of matter, gas laws, solution chemistry, acids and bases, and redox chemistry. The course also has a strong lab component, which ties in to the concepts studied.

Grade Level: 9-12

Required Text: Exploring Creation with Chemistry Basic Set (2rd Edition)(ISBN: 9781932012262)

Instructor's Grading: I will grade papers and give back to students

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 1 hours daily

School Supplies Needed: pencil, notebook paper, 3-ring binder, calculator

Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 1, concurrently taking Algebra 2


SCI Physical Science

Mrs. Erika Brooks

Day: H, 9:00-10:20, Tuition: $610/YR, $65 Mat Fee

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school Biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.

Instructor's Grading: Student and teacher grading

Grade Level: 6-12

Estimated Homework Time Each Week: 2 hours daily

School Supplies Needed: pencil, notebook paper, 3-ring binder, calculator


Day: T, 2:30-4:00, Tuition: $55/YR

Science Olympiad is geared to attract and retain students entering into science, technology, engineering and mathematic degrees and careers. This is a team effort in which students prepare for and compete in 23 events drawn from various scientific fields. Team members work in pairs to prepare and compete in different events that are assigned in early fall. Parents and coaches will work with students to prepare for regional tournaments. Teams that do well will move on to compete at the state level and the top two teams from North Carolina are invited to compete in the national Science Olympiad tournament.


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