"Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge; for it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; let them all be fixed upon your lips, so that your trust may be in the Lord…"
REGISTRATION & TUITION
Back to School Night, Friday August 30, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm.
Fall Semester 2019:
September 6 - November 22
Spring Semester 2020:
January 31 - April 24
April 10 - Good Friday.
2019-2020 Course Descriptions
Critical Thinking (Janelle McCusker.)
Critical Thinking is using our God-given logic and reasoning skills to better understand the world around us, the world that God created with rules and order. These skills are developed through observation, analysis, understanding, evaluation, application and creativity. Students will have the opportunity to exercise their natural curiosity through puzzles, riddles, asking questions and breaking down difficult problems into smaller ones. Problem solving can be applied within and beyond the classroom.
Writing (Cari Lazarony)
This course is designed to instill a love of writing into even the most reluctant participants. We will learn to analyze literary pieces and recognize common devices that can be incorporated into our own work. While this class will focus largely on creative writing, students will learn tools and techniques to aide in their non-fiction writing as well. For the 2019-2020 school year we will be focusing primarily on poetry and Shakespeare.
Grades 3/4: Our youngest writers will be given short lessons on the structure and style of storytelling. Much of their time in this course will be spent building vocabulary and working on their writing stamina through games and fun exercises.
Grades 5/6: While we will continue to work on vocabulary and writing stamina, students will also learn classic techniques to structure and organize their writing. Various genres of literature will be explored and practiced.
Jr. & Sr. High: We will focus primarily on short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction in this course. Students will learn to hone their writing skills through mini-lectures, analyzing classical pieces, and composing original works.
World History and Apologetics: Providential Battles and Wars (Matt Hannigan)
There have been a great multitude of battles and wars in the course of world history. At times these can seem like random events - but many of these had victories which set up new kings and kingdoms, and uprooted others. The Bible says in Daniel 2:21 that “He deposes kings and raises up others.”
A look back through history reveals several of these decisive battles whose circumstances and outcomes appear miraculously influenced by the hand of God. These conflicts resulted in new kings or kingdoms - or the end of others, and definitely changed the course of history.
It is with this in mind that the following 12 week lesson plan has been developed, where some of the the key pivotal and providential conflicts will be studied to gain knowledge and a better understanding of how these events have impacted world history:
Week 1; An Introduction to Providential Conflicts in World History
Week 2; Salamis; Greeks vs. Persians (480 B.C.), Arbela; Macedonians vs. Persians (331 B.C.)
Week 3; Cannae; Romans vs. Carthaginians (216 B.C.), Tours; Franks vs. Moors (732)
Week 4; Crecy; England vs. France (1346), Constantinople; Eastern Romans vs. Turks (1453)
Week 5; Tenochtitlan; Spanish Conquistadors vs. Aztecs (1521), Lepanto; European Coalition vs. Arab Fleet (1571)
Week 6; Armada; England vs. Spain (1588), Quebec; England vs. France (1759)
Week 7; Saratoga; England vs. United States (1777), Yorktown; England vs. United States (1781)
Week 8; Trafalgar; England vs. France (1805), Waterloo; England vs. France (1815)
Week 9; Test.
Week 10; Presentations; Great Military Leaders in History; Part I
Week 11; Presentations; Great Military Leaders in History; Part II. Team Events.
Week 12; More Team Events. Debrief and Wrap-up.
Note: The Spring 2020 Semester will resume this topic and discuss more battles.
Photography- Art meets Science (Mrs. Holmes)
"The photographer's most important piece of equipment is the heart - it's more important than any gadget in the camera bag or any helpful advice." - Nick Keisch, author of How to Photograph your Life.
This is the spirit in which this class will be taught. The student may use any digital device that they have access to for taking their pictures, as long as they can print out their best pictures or put them on a memory stick so they can print them out in class. I will have two 4x6 printers available for the kids to print their masterpieces from if they want to, and I have a couple of point and shoot cameras that I can loan out.
This class promises to satiate the student's appetite for the "not so typical" science topics, as well as allow them to dig deep into their creative, artistic side. Throughout the school year we will explore the technical aspects of photography such as lighting, balance, composition, perspective and artistic creativity, while also learning about scientific subjects that relate to our topics. For example, when we are photographing nature and the seasons, we will explore amazing pictures of wacky and unusual weather and what causes that weather. When we study portrait photography, we will touch on the human eye and body language. We will also talk about and learn to edit and organize our pictures, and also how to mount and displaying them. I am also looking for a photography competition the we can enter our best photographs in. The scope of this class is to creatively photograph God's beautiful world and to find and appreciate beauty in all of his creations.
The student can expect to have homework every week. I will assign a challenge each week that will require them to take pictures, pictures, and more pictures until they get the exact picture they are looking for! I can't wait until next fall! We are going to have a ball!!!
1st/2nd Grade (Gisella Likens)
Children are naturally curious and eager to learn about the world and make discoveries. This year we will explore God’s magnificent creation through the wonders of creation geology. We will learn all about rocks, minerals, gemstones, weathering and erosion. In the fall we will focus on the exciting world of fossils and dinosaurs. Throughout the year we will also focus on beginning writing skills and grammar, elements of story telling, God’s Word and art. I look forward to building relationships with you and your children and am excited to discover what the Lord has in store for us all.
Blessings, Gisella Likens
Kindergarten/1st Grade (Kathy Anderson)
Fall 2019 - Geology
We will be focusing on geology. What is on the inside of planet earth and what is on the surface. During this semester we will be making a volcano as well as a play-dough mold of the layers of the earth. We will also be taking a look at the different kinds of rock.
Spring 2020 - Dragons and Dinosaurs
We will be learning about the biblical view about the great and unique dinosaurs that God made. In this unit we will be learning about the basic classifications of dinosaurs and what type of environment they lived in.