2018-2019 Class Offerings

Below is a tentative outline of our class offerings for the fall. As details become available, we will update the website with handouts, class descriptions , and times as the semester progresses. Please feel free to check our website frequently for updates. More classes and syllabus information to come!

**Potential Monday Classes**

Grades K-3 Classes

Choir-Sheila Sparks- 10:00-10:55 Students will develop basic singing concepts and perform in musicals each semester.

Unit Study-11:00-11:55 Ms. Dorothy Seitz-In this class we will explore a different topic each month and through that topic explore history, language arts, math, science and other basic skills. We will use crafts, music, lapbooks and such to make learning fun. For example, I am working on a Unit on “The Calendar” in which we will learn the months of the year, days of the week, telling time, counting by 5's etc, then we might move on to “The Grocery Store” where we can learn nutrition, counting by 2 and 12's etc, then other topics might include American Indians, Dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss, state of Alabama, manners etc. I'd like to be able to select some topics based on the interests of the students in the class and skill levels will also determine some of the activities. For example younger students may practice counting by 2, while older students might practice calculating tax or adding prices together. Younger students might have words already written out for them while older students will be able to write for themselves.

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics 1-6 Kiesha Russell- 9:00-9:55- The objective of this class is to introduce students to chemistry and physics. The basics of matter and energy will be covered through various hands on experiences, experiments, and activities.

Grades 3-5 Classes

Choir:Sheila Sparks-10:00 to 10:55- Students will learn the fundamentals of singing and a performance each semester.

Unit Study -11:00-11:55 Ms. Dorothy Seitz -In this class we will explore a different topic each month and through that topic explore history, language arts, math, science and other basic skills. We will use crafts, music, lapbooks and such to make learning fun. For example, I am working on a Unit on “The Calendar” in which we will learn the months of the year, days of the week, telling time, counting by 5's etc, then we might move on to “The Grocery Store” where we can learn nutrition, counting by 2 and 12's etc, then other topics might include American Indians, Dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss, state of Alabama, manners etc. I'd like to be able to select some topics based on the interests of the students in the class and skill levels will also determine some of the activities. For example younger students may practice counting by 2, while older students might practice calculating tax or adding prices together. Younger students might have words already written out for them while older students will be able to write for themselves.

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics 1-6 Kiesha Russell- 9:00-9:55- The objective of this class is to introduce students to chemistry and physics. The basics of matter and energy will be covered through various hands on experiences, experiments, and activities

__Potential Tuesday Classes__

Grades 6-8 Classes

Math

Pre-Algebra- Dorothy Seitz- 11:00-11:55-Pre-Algebra ensures that students have all the tools in place to make the transition to upper level math. Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Whole Numbers, Integers, Number Line, Real numbers, negative number, Exponents, roots, radicals,Place Value , Expanded and Exponential Notation Pythagorean Theorem,Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties,Solve for an Unknown,Prime Factorization, Least Common Multiple, and Greatest Common Factor,Polynomials: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Transform Celsius to Fahrenheit, and from Fahrenheit to Celsius,Absolute Value,Ratio and Proportion,Surface Area of a Solid,Similar Polygons, Volume of a Cylinder, Cone and Pyramid, and Adding and Subtracting Time

Pre-Calculus-Dorothy Seitz- 1:30-3:30- In Pre-Calculus, concepts such as trignometry, polar equations, logarithms, and sequences at time.A list of further concepts are listed below.

- Understanding and working with trigonometric ratios, their reciprocals, and their inverses
- Working with trigonometric expressions and identities
- Understanding and working with polar coordinates and radian measure
- Graphing and analyzing trigonometric functions
- Understanding functions, limits, domain, and range
- Working with Arithmetic and Geometric Series and Sequences
- Understanding and applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines
- Understanding and applying the Sum, Difference, Double-Angle, and Half-Angle Identities
- Proving trigonometric identities
- Working with vectors and adding linear functions
- Understanding and working with logarithms
- Working with Euler's number and natural logarithms

__English/ Middle School History__

Writing I-US History Based Writing- Telitha Castleberry-10:00-10:55This class is geared for middle School students but may apply to students in high school. In this course, students will study literature in its historic, literary, and artistic contexts to develop critical thinking and writing skills. Students will develop writing skills through weekly writing. Writing skills covered will be basic formatting and structure, style, MLA, and writing from a prompt. Students will need computer access to type writing assignments as well as Open office or Microsoft Word.This class will include writing from a prompt.

Grades 9-12

**History**

American History I and II-Jean Bateman-12:00-1:00-The focus of LIFEPAC American History Set is United States History. We will study the complete history of our country beginning with the foundations of democracy, the New England colonies, the Revolutionary War, and the birth of a nation. Other topics covered in this Alpha Omega curriculum include the War of 1812, the politics of slavery and the Civil War, industrialism and isolationism, the Great Depression, world wars,and the presidencies through Obama.

__Science__

Biology II- Jean Bateman- 10:00-12:00-Biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on the vocabulary of biology, the course provides the student with a strong background in the Classification system used for organization of Plants and Animals, comparative anatomy , and Dissections.

**Music Classes**

Beginning Band- 11:00-11:55 - Ms. Telitha/Ms. Sheila

Intermediate Band 12:30-1:30-Ms. Telitha/Ms. Sheila

Advanced Band- 1:30-2:30- Ms . Sheila

Jazz Band 2:30-3:30- Ms. Sheila

__Potential Thursday Classes__

Grades 8-12 Classes

**History**

American History I and II- Jean Bateman-The focus of LIFEPAC American History Set is United States History. We will study the complete history of our country beginning with the foundations of democracy, the New England colonies, the Revolutionary War, Eand the birth of a nation. Other topics covered in this Alpha Omega curriculum include the War of 1812, the politics of slavery and the Civil War, industrialism and isolationism, the Great Depression, world wars,and the presidencies through Obama.**English**

How to Write a Research Paper through Literature-Telitha Castleberry- High School Only unless cleared by instructor. 12:30-1:30 -In this course, students will study literature in its historic, literary, and artistic contexts to develop critical thinking and writing skills. All books selected are from the ACT/SAT book list and reading list for the State of Alabama. The class is a college prep course that teaches students the basics of writing a research paper and MLA formatting through literature. As this is a college prep course, the coursework will prepare students for dual-enrollment, English 101, and to succeed on the ACT/SAT. Students will need internet access as we post our assignments electronically. In addition, Microsoft Word or Open Office are required as handwritten assignments will not be accepted for the class.

__Science__

Chemistry- Jean Bateman-1:30-3:30-This course is research based high school chemistry course. Each week the students are given a set of questions to research. The 1st part of class will be discussion and lecture over the question set. The second part will be lab experimentation. The student will be graded on class participation, quizzes/tests , lab manuals ,and semester projects.

**Math**

Stewardship-Dorothy Seitz-11:00-11:55-Stewardship is appropriate for anyone with a good understanding of basic math. Algebra is helpful for several of the lessons. This class covers all the day to day math you wish you had learned before you left home, with a Christian prospective. In class we will focus primarily on the mathematics involved. The course materials include a devotional which I highly recommend parents and students go over together each week

Algebra I -Dorothy Seitz- 12:30-1:30Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Commutative, Associative and Distributive Properties, Order of Operations, Solving for an Unknown with One Variable, Graphing lines, Circles, Ellipses, Parabola and Hyperbola and their formulas, Graphing Inequalities ,Solving Simultaneous Equations, Exponents, Addition and Multiplication and Factoring of Polynomials ,Solving Equations with Factoring, Unit Multipliers, Square Unit Multipliers and Metric Conversions ,Significant Digits and Scientific Notation, and Bases Other Than Ten.

Algebra II -Dorothy Seitz-1:30-3:30Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Exponents, radicals and rational expressions, scientific notation, Factoring Polynomials, Solving Equations with rational expressions , Imaginary and complex numbers, conjugate numbers, Pascals Triangle, Binomial Theorem, Completing the Square, Quadratic Formula and Discriminants, Graphing lines and Conic Sections Solving systems of equations, Applications and word problems.

Music Classes 7-12

Choir 10:00-10:55- Sheila Sparks- Must have a minimum number of students registered by the July 17 in order to have the class.__Potential Classes -Unassigned Day__

8:00-8:55 | 9:00-9:55 | 10:00-10:55 | 11:00-11:55 | 12:30-1:30 | 1:30-2:30 | 2:30-3:30 | 3:30-4:30 | |

Monday Front Room | Science | Unit Study | ||||||

Monday Back Room | ||||||||

Monday Sanctuary | Choir | |||||||

Tuesday Front Room | Writing I | Pre-Algebra | Pre-Calculus | Pre-Cal | ||||

Tuesday Back Room | Biology II | Biology II | American History 12:00 to 1:00 | |||||

Tuesday Sanctuary | Band Setup | Band Setup | Beginning Band | Intermediate Band | Advanced Band | Jazz Band | ||

Thursday Front Room | Stewardship | Algebra I | Algebra II | |||||

Thursday Back Room | Chemistry | |||||||

Thursday Sanctuary | Choir II | Literature |