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  • Advanced Art (4th+) (4th period)

    Advanced Art is designed for the art loving student who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience. There are no additional supply fees.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Brandi Morris 
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites:
    Expectations: No homework; students may need to bring home projects and bring to class again the next week.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Art (1st-4th)(1st period)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. Through art based on history, cultures and geography, students gain an easily graspable reference, while at the same time giving fuel for the imagination and creativity. During this year we will be exploring various works of art based on the timeline of history from explored in our Arrow History classes: Renaissance, Reformation & Growth of the Nations. Our week to week focus will correspond with the countries being studied and with history as we classically walk through the timeline of 1450-1700. Each week will be exciting and unique, as we travel the world together appreciating the elements and fundamentals of art, while working on art projects that bring each child into various cultures around God’s amazing world & growing in their artistic skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework; students will bring home projects
    Supply Fee: None

  • Advanced Art (4th+) (5th period)

    Advanced Art is designed for the art loving student who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience. There are no additional supply fees.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites:
    Expectations: No homework; students may need to bring home projects and bring to class again the next week.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Art (1st-4th) (3rd period)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. Through art based on history, cultures and geography, students gain an easily graspable reference, while at the same time giving fuel for the imagination and creativity. During this year we will be exploring various works of art based on the timeline of history from explored in our Arrow History classes: Renaissance, Reformation & Growth of the Nations. Our week to week focus will correspond with the countries being studied and with history as we classically walk through the timeline of 1450-1700. Each week will be exciting and unique, as we travel the world together appreciating the elements and fundamentals of art, while working on art projects that bring each child into various cultures around God’s amazing world & growing in their artistic skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework; students will bring home projects
    Supply Fee: None

  • Art (1st-4th)(2nd period)

    Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. Through art based on history, cultures and geography, students gain an easily graspable reference, while at the same time giving fuel for the imagination and creativity. During this year we will be exploring various works of art based on the timeline of history from explored in our Arrow History classes: Renaissance, Reformation & Growth of the Nations. Our week to week focus will correspond with the countries being studied and with history as we classically walk through the timeline of 1450-1700. Each week will be exciting and unique, as we travel the world together appreciating the elements and fundamentals of art, while working on art projects that bring each child into various cultures around God’s amazing world & growing in their artistic skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework; students will bring home projects
    Supply Fee: None

  • Advanced Art (4th+) (6th period)

    Advanced Art is designed for the art loving student who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience. There are no additional supply fees.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites:
    Expectations: No homework; students may need to bring home projects and bring to class again the next week.
    Supply Fee: None

Elective

  • OT Survey (8th+) (2nd period)

    This course aims to familiarize the student with overarching themes, common literary techniques, and the fundamental messages presented by the Old Testament of Scripture.  Having memorized beautiful passages, discerned God’s character through narrative and prophecy, understood the flow of salvation history, our prayer is that the student will witness the literary genius of Scripture, distinguish the gospel message embedded throughout the Word, and perceive the plentiful reminders of God’s character and his relation to his people.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in the Survey of the Old Testament will be expected to do the following: Read assigned passages (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class, complete corresponding worksheet pages from workbook, memorize 2 passages of the Old Testament (approved by the instructor), memorize the Old Testament books of the Bible and a corresponding timeline, complete 2 papers reflecting a character of God from narrative and prophecy.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Survey of Old Testament Scope and Sequence

  • Beginner Guitar (6th-12th) (2nd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (6th-12th) (1st period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (5th period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (4th period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (3rd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (2nd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Intermediate Guitar (1st period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Debate (6th+) (3rd period)
  • Bowmen Sports P.E. (1st-4th)(2nd period)
    Bowmen Sports Homeschool Physical Education is a 55-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.  We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Curriculum: Bowmen Sports

  • Teaching the Classics (6th-9th) (4th period)

    Course Description:

    Teaching the Classics is a literary analysis program by Adam and Missy Andrews that uses the Socratic Method of questioning to engage students in meaningful discourse about works of literature. It helps students to develop an appreciation for literature as they learn to think deeply through the process of reading and discussing great books. The students will learn how authors use literary devices to enrich the story. They will learn to identify the parts of a story such as the exposition, rising action and climax of a story.  They will also learn to analyze a story for plot, conflict, setting, character, and theme as they discover great works of children’s and young adult literature. A Selection of classic literature, short stories and poetry will be used for the course.

    Course Expectations:

    Students will be expected to complete any assigned reading (as listed on the syllabus) prior to class time each week. They will also be expected to participate in class and to be actively involved in completing analysis exercises in class. Keeping up with reading assignments will allow students to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will enable them to progress in skill development.

    Homework will consist mostly of pre-reading the various works of literature to prepare for Socratic Discussion. Occasionally a student may need to complete a story chart worksheet, but there will be no essay writing or formal papers required.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1.5 inch binder and 8 tabbed dividers

    Copy of novels for the course. A final book list will be sent out prior to the beginning of classes. (Copies of poems and short stories will be provided by the teacher)

    Possible Book List for Teaching the Classics. This is only a “working list”.  Some selections may change. The list of required novels will be finalized and sent out to participating students prior to the beginning of classes.

    We will occasionally add in short stories and poetry, but copies of those selections will be provided by the teacher.

    There will be 8-9 novels covered over the year as well as some poems and short stories. The titles below are probabilities, but this list could change.  Some additional titles that are being considered are listed below these.

    • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody
    • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
    • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson
    • The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
    • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
    • Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric Kelly (Renaissance Period)
    • The Hawk that Dare not Hunt by Day – Scott O’Dell (Reformation)

    Wednesday class may also read: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

    Alternate titles

    • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (not about a girl, but most girls like horses)
    • Watership Down
    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (book #5 of the Narnia series)
    • The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell (exploration of the New World)

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Bridget Williams
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: Approximately 1-2 hours per week
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Teaching the Classics Middle School Literature Syllabus

     

    The Teaching the Classics course is offered in both the Arrow Primer and Arrow Academic Programs.  Although the content of the two classes will be similar in scope and the book list will be similar, the Wednesday class (Arrow Academics) will be more comprehensive and will include a deeper analysis of the literary works as well as additional books and/or short stories. There will be no formal essays required in either class. However, the skills taught in literary analysis will be practiced and assessed through the completion of story charts and literary analysis worksheets.  Expectations of mastery of these elements will be greater in the Arrow Academics (Wednesday) TTC course. 

  • Intermediate Guitar (6th-12th) (2nd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Intermediate Guitar Class

  • Beginner Guitar (6th-12th) (1st period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • OT Survey (8th+) (3rd period)

    This course aims to familiarize the student with overarching themes, common literary techniques, and the fundamental messages presented by the Old Testament of Scripture.  Having memorized beautiful passages, discerned God’s character through narrative and prophecy, understood the flow of salvation history, our prayer is that the student will witness the literary genius of Scripture, distinguish the gospel message embedded throughout the Word, and perceive the plentiful reminders of God’s character and his relation to his people.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in the Survey of the Old Testament will be expected to do the following: Read assigned passages (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class, complete corresponding worksheet pages from workbook, memorize 2 passages of the Old Testament (approved by the instructor), memorize the Old Testament books of the Bible and a corresponding timeline, complete 2 papers reflecting a character of God from narrative and prophecy.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Survey of Old Testament Scope and Sequence

  • Functional Fitness (5th period)

    The class with entail a variety of functional fitness to prepare athletes for lifelong sport and play through pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. Classes will include practice of skills focusing on safe, quality movement, an opportunity to test our skills at high intensity, and fun games.  Domains include cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.  Workouts are scalable, so each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress. We will sprinkle in character and life skills including working hard, perseverance, personal responsibility, accepting feedback, working with others, following rules, etiquette, etc.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Jamie Burgess, Certified Cross Fit Instructor
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Light hand weights, yoga mat, exercise clothes.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Functional Fitness (4th period)

    The class with entail a variety of functional fitness to prepare athletes for lifelong sport and play through pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. Classes will include practice of skills focusing on safe, quality movement, an opportunity to test our skills at high intensity, and fun games.  Domains include cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.  Workouts are scalable, so each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress. We will sprinkle in character and life skills including working hard, perseverance, personal responsibility, accepting feedback, working with others, following rules, etiquette, etc.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Jamie Burgess, Certified Cross Fit Instructor
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Light hand weights, yoga mat, exercise clothes.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Spanish 1 (8th+)

    Spanish 1 (3rd Edition) Student Text takes an innovative and engaging approach to help students not only learn about Spanish, but learn to communicate at a novice-high level. All chapters present vocabulary and grammar within the context of the theme. Cultural studies infuse the text from the artwork down to the activities, with a heavy focus on developing a biblical worldview.This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. This will be a high school 1.0 credit. Students will need the textbook & activity workbook.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets both Wednesday and Friday 
    Teacher: Gina Schmidt
    Curriculum: BJU Press Spanish 1
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 3 Hours per Week
    Supply Fee: None

  • French 1 (9th+)

    Course description: Bienvenue! Begin your formal study of the beautiful French language at Arrow next year.  French I will be offered on Wednesdays & Fridays. (students come BOTH days) Over the course of 30 weeks we will unlock the mystery of French pronunciation, build a strong and useful working vocabulary (nouns, verbs, adjectives, expressions, etc.) and a solid introduction to French grammar.  In class we will work on all aspects of language learning:  speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Class time:  On Wednesdays we will learn the vocabulary and grammar for the week’s lesson. Most Wednesdays will begin with a brief quiz on the previous week’s lesson, and we will also emphasize pronunciation, speaking and listening through class exercises and dialogues.

    On Fridays we will have activities to reinforce the vocabulary and grammar through songs, games, drawing, labeling etc. Speaking and listening will be developed through audio activities from Native French speakers, and practice conversations.  The other part of Friday classes will be “French Club Fridays” which will feature French culture activities such as France Facts, French Noel celebration, “France Minute” and of course French food.

    Curriculum:

    • First Start FrenchBook 1 (student book) by Memoria Press.
    • First Start French– Audio CD (for speaking / listening practice at home)
    • Rosetta Stone (online course) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for at home practice, especially after the first several weeks of class. The multi-style learning process reinforces language learning.

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    Homework expectations:  Various assignments will provide necessary practice on all aspects of language learning and will require about 2½ hours per week outside of class. Class attendance and completion of assignments is required.

     

    Grading:  Students will be graded on written assignments, quizzes and review tests (written and oral). Quarterly, semester and final grades will be computed for high school credit and can be accessed online.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: This class meets both Wednesday and Friday 
    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius
    Curriculum: First Start French –Book 1 by Memoria Press. Students will need the student book AND the audio CD. (for practice at home)
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Various assignments will provide necessary practice on all aspects of language learning and will require 2.5 -3 hours per week outside of class.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Speech (4th+) (6th period)

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Melissa Lux
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: 30 minutes of homework per week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. (1st-3rd)(1st period)
    Bowmen Sports Homeschool Physical Education is a 55-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.  We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Curriculum: Bowmen Sports

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. (4th+)(3rd period)
    Bowmen Sports Homeschool Physical Education is a 55-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.  We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Curriculum: Bowmen Sports

  • Beginner Guitar (5th period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Beginner Guitar (4th period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Beginner Guitar (3rd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Debate (6th+)(2nd period)
  • Spanish 1 (5th+)(2nd period)

    It is said that the Spanish language is the second most spoken language in the world. It is also said that the youngest you are introduced to a language, the better. In this Spanish class, kids will discover how this language works by learning vocabulary words, verbs, and some basic grammar concepts. Each week we will introduce new words and concepts through games, songs, and conversation. Throughout the week your child will be expected to spend 30 minutes working on written exercises and practicing conversation with the help of weekly audio recordings. As a native Spanish speaker myself, I chose the Spanish for You! curriculum because of its easy flow introducing new concepts, its affordability and its non-intimidating way of introducing your child to a new language. I believe this is the year your child will see how Spanish is for everyone!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Elena Garcia
    Curriculum: Spanish for You!
    Prerequisites: Spanish Intermediate 
    Expectations: 30 minutes of homework per week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Spanish Intermediate (3rd-4th) (4th period)

    It is said that the Spanish language is the second most spoken language in the world. It is also said that the youngest you are introduced to a language, the better. In this Spanish class, kids will discover how this language works by learning vocabulary words, verbs, and some basic grammar concepts. Each week we will introduce new words and concepts through games, songs, and conversation. Throughout the week your child will be expected to spend 30 minutes working on written exercises and practicing conversation with the help of weekly audio recordings. As a native Spanish speaker myself, I chose the Spanish for You! curriculum because of its easy flow introducing new concepts, its affordability and its non-intimidating way of introducing your child to a new language. I believe this is the year your child will see how Spanish is for everyone!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Elena Garcia
    Curriculum: Spanish for You!
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: 15 minutes of homework per week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Spanish 1 (5th+) (1st period)

    It is said that the Spanish language is the second most spoken language in the world. It is also said that the youngest you are introduced to a language, the better. In this Spanish class, kids will discover how this language works by learning vocabulary words, verbs, and some basic grammar concepts. Each week we will introduce new words and concepts through games, songs, and conversation. Throughout the week your child will be expected to spend 30 minutes working on written exercises and practicing conversation with the help of weekly audio recordings. As a native Spanish speaker myself, I chose the Spanish for You! curriculum because of its easy flow introducing new concepts, its affordability and its non-intimidating way of introducing your child to a new language. I believe this is the year your child will see how Spanish is for everyone!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Elena Garcia
    Curriculum: Spanish for You!
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: 30 minutes of homework per week
    Supply Fee: None

  • The Kingdom Code Student Starter Kit (4th+) (6th period)

    *The Kingdom Code is a biblically-based, fun, hands-on program which helps parents and teachers educate kids and young teens on how to become entrepreneurs. Students quickly jump into creating and operating a business. This class aims to teach kids financial responsibility, budgeting skills, and helps instill a positive work ethic while emphasizing the importance of integrity, a good attitude, and confidence!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Andra Schwenk
    Curriculum: The Kingdom Code Student Starter Kit
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Some homework, approx 20 minutes daily.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Teaching the Classics (6th+)
  • Speech (4th+) (5th period)

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Melissa Lux
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: 30 minutes of homework per week
    Supply Fee: None

  • French Club (6th+) (3rd period)
  • Beginner Guitar (1st period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Beginner Guitar (2nd period)

    Have you ever had a desire to learn how to play guitar? These group lessons will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements for Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students in our guitar classes are expected to keep up with weekly practicing as assigned each week. Practice time cannot be emphasized enough. In order to progress in guitar playing and be successful in this class, each student should pick up his or her guitar 3-4 times throughout the week for 20-30 minutes and practice the way that is taught each week in class.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Arrow Beginner Guitar Class

  • Choir (3rd+) (6th period)

    It is said that when people sing together, their heart rates become synchronized. Singing in a choir is incomparable to any other group experience due to the emotional connection each singer will bring to the table and to each other. By the end of the fall, our choral community will be extremely close-knit and will truly fall in love with the art form of choral singing. The classes each week will begin with our beloved “Psalm of the Day”, where we will discuss key attributes of God, then we will move to variations of ear training, rhythmic training, melodic training, and sight singing exercises. We will then spend the rest of class rehearsing our repertoire for our Fall and Spring concerts. Students will gain a plethora of music reading skills and be able to hold their own in a choir of mixed voices. Each of the concerts are sure to be an exciting time for both the singers and families!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: Listening assignments are assigned as needed: 15-30 minutes/week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Theater: The ACT (1st-8th)(6th period)

    Literacy, creativity, self-expression, body awareness, love of reading, and collaboration with others are just a handful of the advantages children gain by learning through the theatre arts! In this class, kids will act, play theatre games, learn the basics of improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental skills and scene work will be the major focus, with stories chosen from a wide array of plays for young actors. While having fun and expressing their creativity, students will encounter a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.

    Each semester will have a different thematic focus. The theme for Fall 2019 will be “Fairytales from Around the World”. The Spring 2019 theme will be determined by the interests of the students in the class. Each semester will end with a showcase performance!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Sorrel McCarthy
    Curriculum: Created by The ACT Academy of the Performing Arts
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Practicing & memorizing lines, some at home assignments will be given
    Supply Fee: None; however, students may be asked to provide some basic clothing items for their costumes, such as shoes, pants, or solid color T-shirts.

    https://getintotheact.org/actacademyhome

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. (1st-3rd)(4th period)
    Bowmen Sports Homeschool Physical Education is a 55-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.  We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Curriculum: Bowmen Sports

  • Theater: The ACT (1st-8th) (5th period)

    Literacy, creativity, self-expression, body awareness, love of reading, and collaboration with others are just a handful of the advantages children gain by learning through the theatre arts! In this class, kids will act, play theatre games, learn the basics of improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental skills and scene work will be the major focus, with stories chosen from a wide array of plays for young actors. While having fun and expressing their creativity, students will encounter a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.

    Each semester will have a different thematic focus. The theme for Fall 2019 will be “Fairytales from Around the World”. The Spring 2019 theme will be determined by the interests of the students in the class. Each semester will end with a showcase performance!


    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Sorrel McCarthy
    Curriculum: Created by The ACT Academy of the Performing Arts
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Practicing & memorizing lines, some at home assignments will be given
    Supply Fee: None; however, students may be asked to provide some basic clothing items for their costumes, such as shoes, pants, or solid color T-shirts.
  • Bowmen Sports P.E. (4th+)(5th period)
    Bowmen Sports Homeschool Physical Education is a 55-minute class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy and the fundamentals required to play.  We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball and capture the flag.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Curriculum: Bowmen Sports

English

  • English 3 (10th-12th)

    This literature, writing, and speech course will employ a selection of classic texts as a springboard for rich discussion, analysis, speaking, and writing assignments, all through a Christian worldview. Students should expect to grow in their rhetorical skills by addressing prompts clearly, crafting strong thesis statements, analyzing texts, defending assigned positions, and improving elocution. Themes explored include loyalty, anger, truth, pride, humility, forgiveness, and courage.
    Assignments in this course will cover:
    – Reading and discussing classic novels, short stories, and poetry of the Western Tradition through a Christian worldview to better understand the works that have shaped our culture. Books will be paced to encourage students to think deeply, with an emphasis on identifying key themes and character motivations.
    – Writing essays based on various prompts, with a focus on strengthening arguments with wise use of source texts. Students will practice using a rubric to evaluate their own writing in a thorough editing process. Graded papers will be given specific feedback for improvement on future assignments.
    – Studying excerpts of great speeches and writings to learn effective use of language, structural analysis, and incorporate real world history into the study of literature and writing. Students will also memorize some selections to be presented in class.
    – Participating in classroom discussions after completing careful reading and preparation at home.
    Classroom discussions, rhetorical presentations, and essays will all factor into grades.

    Required Texts:
    The Office of Assertion by Scott F. Crider
    Rhetoric Alive! Book 1 by Classical Academic Press
    Commonplace Book
    6-8 Literature Books (TBA)

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisites: Submit Sample 1200+ Word Essay with Citation Page & attend writing assessment over summer.
    Expectations: 4 hours per week. Reading literature books, write essays, and practice speeches.
    Supply Fee: None

  • English 2 (8th-9th)

    This literature and writing course for 8th and 9th grade students will study excellent works of literature and will utilize the canons of invention, arrangement and elocution to write essays.  During the first semester, students will use short stories and novels as springboards for creating issues for persuasive essays. They will develop “tools of thinking” as they work through the lessons in The Lost Tools of Writing. Along the way, they will also review IEW’s structure and style methods and will be expected to include IEW stylistic techniques in their writing.

    During the 2nd semester, students will add to the essay structure practiced in LTOW as they learn about more advanced essay components with IEW’s “The Elegant Essay” curriculum.  This program will help the students further develop their essay writing skills and they will learn to apply additional enhancement techniques to their writing.  They will transition from the persuasive essay to additional forms of academic essay writing and will learn to add variety to their thesis & proofs through the incorporation of statistics, research, observation, anecdote and analogy.  MLA format and citation rules will also be addressed. Classroom discussions will follow the Socratic method, and students will learn to identify the conflict, plot, setting, theme and context of the books and short stories that they are reading. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the elements of poetry by examining some classic poems and will try their hand at writing an original poem.  Essays will be turned in to the instructor and will be evaluated and scored on a rubric. Parents will assign the final grade. A suggested grading scale based on rubric performance will be supplied.

    *Advanced 7th graders are welcome to register on a case by case basis.

    Grammar review and vocabulary development will also be incorporated into the weekly lessons.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Bridget Williams
    Curriculum: The Lost Tools of Writing & The Elegant Essay
    Prerequisites: 1 year of IEW, plus attend assessment in May. If no prior IEW experience, child & mom may view IEW crash course to prepare for course.
    Expectations: 3-4 Hours per Week
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: English II – Writing and Literature

  • Introduction to Literature (4th-5th) (5th period)

    This class aims to fuel a love of great literature, as well as provide a rich foundation for students in approaching and analyzing what they are reading. Travel the world through delightful literature! Introduce your child to world geography and culture with award-winning literature through Beautiful Feet Books.

    Our goal in Introduction to Literature is to expose the students to some of the best books and to let stories ignite and inspire a love of learning. Through discussion and class activity, we hope to foster curiosity, delight and to develop a deep relationship with the text and its characters. Course Expectations: Students in Introduction to Literature will be asked to complete the reading in preparation for the week’s discussion and activities. There might be a handful of activities or assignments throughout the year that will need to be completed at home. I will also include some optional extras for home in order to enhance their experience of the novel.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lindsey Marks
    Curriculum: Beautiful Feet
    Prerequisites: None
    Textbooks and Materials: A booklist will be provided with the complete syllabus in August. Books will need to be purchased or checked out from the library in order to complete the reading.

  • Introduction to Literature (2nd-3rd) (6th period)

    This class aims to fuel a love of great literature, as well as provide a rich foundation for students in approaching and analyzing what they are reading. Travel the world through delightful literature! Introduce your child to world geography and culture with award-winning literature.

    Our goal in Introduction to Literature is to expose the students to some of the best books and to let stories ignite and inspire a love of learning. Through discussion and class activity, we hope to foster curiosity, delight and to develop a deep relationship with the text and its characters. Course Expectations: Students in Introduction to Literature will be asked to complete the reading in preparation for the week’s discussion and activities. There might be a handful of activities or assignments throughout the year that will need to be completed at home. I will also include some optional extras for home in order to enhance their experience of the novel.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lindsey Marks
    Curriculum: Beautiful Feet
    Prerequisites: None
    Textbooks and Materials: A booklist will be provided with the complete syllabus in August. Books will need to be purchased or checked out from the library in order to complete the reading.

  • IEW: Following Narnia Writing & Grammar (6th-7th)(1st period)

    Using the first three novels from The Chronicles of Narnia series, this course will enable 6th and 7th grade students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through the “Structure and Style” writing method. The Institute for Excellence in Writing teaching methods have helped many students to become successful and competent communicators.  In this course students will move through each of the nine units in a step by step fashion with clear directives that will help to reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to take notes and create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, compose creative essays and write formal essays and critiques.  This approach to learning to write provides the structure that students need in order to develop confidence in the writing process. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, use of adverbial clauses, sentence openers, etc.) will be taught incrementally to move students from the basics to more sophisticated writing. This class will also have a Grammar Review and Vocabulary Development component.

    Students in Middle School English I, are expected to know the basics of sentence and paragraph construction.  They will be expected to complete any assigned reading, grammar and/or writing exercises (as listed on the syllabus) prior to class time each week. Keeping up with assignments will allow students to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will enable them to progress in skill development. Pre-reading of the first 3 Narnia books (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy) over the summer would be helpful, but chapters of each book will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units. Chapter 1 of The Magician’s Nephew should be read or reread, prior to the first day of class. Students will also need to bring the appropriate book to class each week for reference during class lessons.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bridget Williams
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia-volume-1-lions-song-student-book-only
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, vocabulary study and grammar.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 2-3 hours per week.
    Supply Fee: None

     

    The Following Narnia Vol.1 Writing Program is designed to be taught in either 24 or 30 instructional meetings. For those classes that meet only 24 times per year (Arrow Primer), students will cover the first two Narnia Books and Units 1-8 of the IEW Teaching Writing with Structure and Style (TWSS) Syllabus.  Students who register for the full 30 week instructional program (Arrow Academics), will complete all three Narnia books and all nine units of the TWSS Syllabus, plus a bonus unit on Responding to Literature through analytical writing about character, symbolism, and theme. 

  • IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating (4th-5th)

    In this course, students will learn the basics of the IEW method as they are entertained by the humorous characters, cunning creatures and famous men of history in IEW’s All Things Fun and Fascinating course. They will learn the IEW writing method to take notes, create simple outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a mini research report and compose creative essays. This approach to learning to write provides the structure that students need in order to develop confidence in the writing process. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, use of adverbial clauses, sentence openers, etc.) will be taught incrementally to move students from the basics to more sophisticated writing. This class will also have a grammar review and vocabulary development component.

    Although students who are enrolled in this course do not need to have any previous experience with IEW writing, they are expected to know the basics of punctuation and sentence construction.   They should have some experience with writing sentences and short paragraphs.  Students will be expected to complete any assigned grammar, vocabulary and/or writing exercises (as listed on the syllabus) prior to class time each week. Keeping up with assignments will allow students to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will enable them to progress in skill development.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Bridget Williams
    Curriculum: IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:
    Supply Fee: None

History

  • American History to 1865 (9th-12th)(4th period)

    Course description:  This course is intended to be for high school students desiring 1 full credit in U.S. History and ½ credit in American Government. Multiple resources and methods will be used to give students a solid understanding of the people, events, issues, and documents of American History. With each lesson, we will attempt to see God’s hand (Providence) shaping American history. U.S. History, Part 2 (1865-2000s) will be taught next year.

    Class time:  Class time will include review, class discussions, primary source document study, lectures, presentations, and videos. There will be bi-weekly quizzes.

    Curriculum: Our main text will be Exploring America vol. 1 by Notgrass.

    Other required supplemental texts will be:

    The Story of the Constitution by Christian Liberty Press (Government text)

    America’s Providential History by Beliles & McDowell (Christian worldview text)

    Virginia’s General by Albert Marrin. (Civil War text).

    Multiple primary source documents will be studied that can be found online or will be given as handouts. All will be scheduled in the syllabus.

     

    Homework expectations

    • Weekly reading—around 25-30 pages per week.
    • Written review questions weekly.
    • Writing assignments will be assigned bi-weekly (non-quiz weeks) for primary source document studies and worldview studies.
    • Audio-visual presentations on assigned topics will be assigned each semester
    • Quarterly take-home exams
    • Memory work will be assigned: excerpts from documents such as the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
    • Students should expect to spend about 1 hour/day or 4 hours/ week on homework.

    Fun stuff:   One field trip (TBD) and several “History buff” movie & popcorn nights at the instructor’s home will be offered throughout the year.

    Grading:  Written assignments, quizzes, exams, and presentations will be evaluated according to a rubric, and grades will be calculated for your transcript. I hope to have these accessible online.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day:
    Wednesday 
    Prerequisite:
    None
    Expectations: Approx. 4 Hours/Week
    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

  • Worldview History (6th-8th)(5th period)

    This course is intended to be a full academic middle school level history class. The history text and time period coincide with the Arrow Primer Friday history, except that this class will be a reading, writing, and presentation class. The time period to be studied will be the Renaissance, Reformation and Age of Exploration from @1450- 1700.  Two to three lessons will be assigned each week from the main history text.  There will also be required supplementary texts, which will deepen our study both of biographical figures and a Biblical worldview of history.  The goal is to teach students to see history as His-Story, and to look for his hand and his plan for mankind being carried out– with or without man’s knowledge or cooperation.

    A main emphasis throughout will be to follow the unfolding of God’s plan for liberty, setting the world free from the bondage of the Middle Ages— in government, the economy, the church, the arts, education, and science– and the part the founding of America played in the story of liberty, especially in the 1600s.

    Class time: Class time will include map activities as well as lecture, class discussions and presentations. Worldview questions, such as who is God, and who is mankind, will be a primary focus of discussion.  “Mankind is not the prime force in the universe…God is.  He initiates; we respond.  History, therefore, is not first about what people do, but about what God does and says and secondly about what people believe and do in response.” (TruthQuest website)

    CurriculumMystery of History. Vol 3 by Linda Hobar. This text will be supplemented by The Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin, as well as the student’s choice of “living books.” Optional family read-alouds (historical fiction) that correspond with the period being studied will also be listed and scheduled in the syllabus, but will not be covered in class.

    CurriculumHomework expectations:  Average 2- 2.5  hours/week

    •  Mystery of History Vol 3 by Linda Hobar. Main text. Usually 2-3 chapters/week.
    • Supplemental reading -may be assigned instead of or in addition to main text
      • The Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin
      • Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation by Greenleaf Press
      • Historical / Biographical literature: student-selected for presentations
    • Assignments :
      • Quarterly Audio-visual presentations — Presentation topics will be chosen by the student from a list of topics/books.
      • Quarterly Worldview Discussion: Prepare for class discussion on assigned topic
      • HistoryAlive Days— Class activity days. 1 each semester. TBA
    • For those students who love to read and families who enjoy history read-aloud books, a chronological book list with the best age-appropriate historical fiction and biographies that correspond to the time period will be provided as a supplement to the class syllabus.

    Grading:  Written assignments and presentations will be evaluated according to a rubric, and quizzes will be graded and sent home to parents, but final grades will not be computed.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius
    Prerequisites: None 

  • History (2nd-4th) (2nd period)

    The Mystery of History Volume III Student Reader continues the spectacular and provocative study of world history from the viewpoint of a Christian author. Spanning the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, and some early American history from 1450-1700, this volume explores the backdrop to and the significance surrounding the time-honored contributions found in art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era. The Mystery of History also provides supplemental  hands-on/research activities, memory card ideas, maps, historical fiction book lists & more.  Class time will bring to life through engaging and memorable games & activities the lessons read at home during the week.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum: Mystery of History: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (Vol. 3 by Linda Hobar)
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: This is an overview to introduce history and get children engaged from a young age in HIS story. At home reading assignments of 1-2 chapters will take an estimated 20-30 minutes/week.
    Supply Fee: None

  • History (5th-8th)(5th Period)

    This history class is intended to be a bridge from enrichment classes (grades 1-4) to middle school academic history classes.  Families will be able to study the same lessons and historical time period, but class time and assignments will be age-appropriate. The time period to be studied will be the Renaissance, Reformation and Age of Exploration from @1450- 1700.  Two to three lessons, usually biographical, will be read at home and then reviewed in class each week with class discussion, games, crafts and other activities. This will be a review / activity-based class.  Discussions will begin with the “5 W’s and an H” questions but then dig deeper into worldview questions.  Our goal is to teach students to see history as His-Story, and to look for his hand and his plan for mankind being carried out– with or without man’s knowledge or cooperation.

    Class time:  Class time will include some timeline and map activities and well as class discussions and review games.  Most class times will also include a fun “living history” activity– either active or creative.

    CurriculumMystery of History. Vol 3 by Linda Hobar.  Six optional family read-alouds that correspond with the period being studied will also be listed and scheduled in the syllabus for your family’s enrichment and convenience, but not covered in class.

    Homework expectations:  Reading assignments will be mainly from Mystery of History, and will usually include 2-3 chapters per week.  Students/ families should read for meaning and retention, which will take about 1 ½ hours per week.  Optional family read-alouds (for all ages) will take additional time.

    There will be quarterly audio/visual projects assigned to each student to be presented in class, one will be a book report, based on reading a history or historical fiction book form the time period. There will also be 2 class celebrations which will require some student preparation or family participation.  Occasionally students will be asked to bring in a “show & tell” item to enhance our class discussion.

  • History (5th-8th)(4th Period)

    This history class is intended to be a bridge from enrichment classes (grades 1-4) to middle school academic history classes. Families will be able to study the same lessons and historical time period, but class time and assignments will be age-appropriate. The time period to be studied will be the Renaissance, Reformation and Age of Exploration from @1450- 1700. Two to three lessons, usually biographical, will be read at home and then reviewed in class each week with class discussion, games, crafts and other activities. This will be a review / activity-based class. Discussions will begin with the “5 W’s and an H” questions but then dig deeper into worldview questions. Our goal is to teach students to see history as His-Story, and to look for his hand and his plan for mankind being carried out– with or without man’s knowledge or cooperation. Class time will include some timeline and map activities and well as class discussions and review games. Most class times will also include a fun “living history” activity– either active or creative.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius
    Curriculum: Mystery of History.Vol 3 by Linda Hobar.  Six optional family read-alouds that correspond with the period being studied will also be listed and scheduled in the syllabus for your family’s enrichment and convenience, but not covered in class.
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Reading assignments will be mainly from Mystery of History, and will usually include 2-3 chapters per week.  Students/ families should read for meaning and retention, which will take about 1 ½ hours per week.  Optional family read-alouds will take additional time.

    There will be quarterly audio/visual projects assigned to each student to be presented in class, one will be a book report, based on reading a history or historical fiction book form the time period. There will also be 2 class celebrations which will require some student preparation or family participation.  Occasionally students will be asked to bring in a “show & tell” item to enhance our class discussion.
    Supply Fee: None

  • History (4th-6th) (3rd period)

    This history class is intended to be a bridge from enrichment classes (grades 1-4) to middle school academic history classes. Families will be able to study the same lessons and historical time period, but class time and assignments will be age-appropriate. The time period to be studied will be the Renaissance, Reformation and Age of Exploration from @1450- 1700. Two to three lessons, usually biographical, will be read at home and then reviewed in class each week with class discussion, games, crafts and other activities. This will be a review / activity-based class. Discussions will begin with the “5 W’s and an H” questions but then dig deeper into worldview questions. Our goal is to teach students to see history as His-Story, and to look for his hand and his plan for mankind being carried out– with or without man’s knowledge or cooperation. Class time will include some timeline and map activities and well as class discussions and review games. Most class times will also include a fun “living history” activity– either active or creative.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jenny Adams 
    Curriculum: Mystery of History. Vol 3 by Linda Hobar.  Six optional family read-alouds that correspond with the period being studied will also be listed and scheduled in the syllabus for your family’s enrichment and convenience, but not covered in class.
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Reading assignments will be mainly from Mystery of History, and will usually include 2-3 chapters per week.  Students/ families should read for meaning and retention, which will take about 1 ½ hours per week.  Optional family read-alouds will take additional time.

    There will be quarterly audio/visual projects assigned to each student to be presented in class, one will be a book report, based on reading a history or historical fiction book form the time period. There will also be 2 class celebrations which will require some student preparation or family participation.  Occasionally students will be asked to bring in a “show & tell” item to enhance our class discussion.
    Supply Fee: None

     

  • History (1st-3rd)(1st period)

    The Mystery of History Volume III Student Reader continues the spectacular and provocative study of world history from the viewpoint of a Christian author. Spanning the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, and some early American history from 1450-1700, this volume explores the backdrop to and the significance surrounding the time-honored contributions found in art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era. The Mystery of History also provides supplemental  hands-on/research activities, memory card ideas, maps, historical fiction book lists & more.  Class time will bring to life through engaging and memorable games & activities the lessons read at home during the week.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jenny Adams
    Curriculum: Mystery of History: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (Vol. 3 by Linda Hobar)
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: This is an overview to introduce history and get children engaged from a young age in HIS story. At home reading assignments of 1-2 chapters will take an estimated 20-30 minutes/week.
    Supply Fee: None

Latin

  • Latin Intermediate (2nd-3rd) (3rd period)

    For returning Song School Latin 2 students who would benefit from another year of Latin foundation before beginning the challenge of Latin for Children A. Teaching will focus on gaining Latin vocabulary, but also go more in depth with verb conjugation and other higher-level concepts. 

    Continuing on a path that matches the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of younger students, Song School Latin Book 2 (Student Edition) completes the engaging introduction to Latin started in Song School Latin Book 1. Weekly lessons include songs, chants, new and review vocabulary, a light introduction to grammar, and derivatives, all without leaving behind fun illustrations, stories, games, and activities. Song School Latin Book 2 will more than prepare students for their journey on to Latin for Children Primer A. They will surely continue their love of learning Latin with Song School Latin Book 2!

    For 2-3rd graders who are ready for a faster pace in Song School Latin. This will be a bridge from Beginner Latin to Latin A.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day:
    Friday
    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Song School Latin Book 2
    Prerequisites: Latin Beginner
    Expectations: Approx. 20 minutes daily
    Supply Fees: None

  • Latin Alive (7th-10th)

    Written by experienced and enthusiastic Latin teachers, the Latin Alive! series provides complete Latin training that enables students to read and translate original Latin. The Latin Alive! series features a unique blend of grammatical training and engaging reading of original Latin texts that will help maintain student interest and impart skill, capacity, and mastery. Where other curricula downplay training in grammar, the authors of this series have found a way to teach grammar so that students understand and enjoy it. The authors present Latin grammar in small, digestible sections that are clearly illustrated and explained. As students find success decoding and reading Latin, their pleasure will increase.The Latin Alive! series also creates student enjoyment by illustrating the relevance of Latin in history, ancient and contemporary culture, the Romance languages, English derivatives, and the grammatical structure of English. Students will see in multiple ways the benefits of Latin study. By providing training in Roman culture, myths, and history (as well as robust Latin instruction), the series also prepares students well for the National Latin Exam and an Advanced Placement Latin course.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Sharon Miller
    Curriculum: Latin Alive
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 3-4 Hours per Week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Latin A-2 (4th-6th) (2nd period)

    Repeat of Latin for Children, A for 5th-6th grade students. This course moves at a faster pace, and covers all 32 chapters of the Latin for Children, Book A. This class reviews material listed above, as well as accusative and ablative prepositions, and the irregular verb “eō” in various tenses. Students learn an additional 60+ Latin vocabulary words, for a total of 240+ words. Homework is approximately 30 minutes per day.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Sharon Miller- Please reach out if you have placement questions for your child
    Curriculum: Latin for Children Primer A
    Prerequisites: Confirm your child is ready for the pace of Latin A2.  Latin A1 is a slower pace of the same book.
    Expectations: Daily homework, approx 30 minutes.
    Supply Fee: None

  • Latin Beginner (2nd-3rd) (5th period)

    Did you ever believe there could be a Latin program that would match the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your youngest students? Song School Latin does just that. Lessons are peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities, providing students with a vocabulary-based introduction to the language. Children will love learning Latin! This class is for beginning students in 2nd-3rd grade with little to no Latin experience. Students should have basic reading and writing skills. The focus will be on gaining Latin vocabulary and an introduction to basic Latin language concepts. 

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Sharon Miller 
    Curriculum: Song School Latin Book 1
    Prerequisites: Basic reading & writing skills
    Expectations: Listening to Latin songs & 20-30 minutes/week
    Supply Fee: None

  • Latin A-1 (4th-5th) (1st period)

    Designed, revised, and continually sharpened since 2001, the award-winning Latin for Children curriculum continues to be a strong, inviting, and creative program designed to introduce students as young as fourth graders to Latin. It incorporates elements that will engage students of every learning style. When used as a whole, this series trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way that is perfectly suited to students in the grammar stage. The Latin for Children series is taught directly to the child and is a perfect choice for teachers and parents, including those who will be learning along with their students. Slower pace Latin for 4th/5th grade students. Students will gain 180+ Latin vocabulary words, learn first and second verb conjugation, first and second declension noun endings, irregular verb “sum” in various tenses, and adjective endings. We will cover chapters 1-23 in the Latin for Children Book A. 

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Sharon Miller- Please reach out if you have placement questions for your child
    Curriculum: Latin for Children Primer A
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Approx. 30 minutes daily
    Supply Fee: None

  • Latin B (5th-7th) (4th period)

Math

  • Geometry (8th-10th)

    Geometry with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Describing points, lines, rays, line segments, angles, and planes, Calculating the measure of the interior and exterior angles of a regular polygon, Understanding the geometry of a circle, sphere, and ellipse, Understanding and computing volume and surface area of solids, Using the Pythagorean theorem to identify triangle attributes, Applying postulates, theorems, definitions, and properties to geometric proofs. This class meets both 5th period Wednesday and 1st period Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum: Math U See  Geometry
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and placement test.
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Geometry Scope and Sequence

  • Math Mania (4th-6th)(2nd Period)

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA

  • Algebra 2 (10th+)

    Algebra II with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Simplifying multiple-degree rational expressions, Working with imaginary and complex numbers, Understanding and applying the binomial theorem, Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring, Applying analytic geometry to conic sections, Solving simultaneous equations (linear and conic) using graphing, substitution, and elimination. This class meets both 4th period Wednesday and 2nd period Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Curriculum: Math U See
    Prerequisites: Algebra I/Instructor approval
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Algebra II Scope and Sequence

  • Algebra 1 (8th-9th)

    Algebra 1 with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Graphing linear equations and inequalities, Describing linear equations in slope-intercept and standard form, Solving systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination, Expanding understanding of exponents, Solving basic quadratic equations with factoring, Using unit multipliers to convert between units of measure. This class meets both 5th period Wednesday and 2nd period Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.
    Teacher: Robin Owens 
    Curriculum: Math-U-See Algebra I Student Pack and Digital Pack
    Prerequisites: Online Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Algebra I Scope and Sequence

  • Pre-Algebra (7th-8th)

    Pre-Algebra with Math U See. Major Concepts and Skills Include: Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers, Understanding and simplifying exponents, Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value, Expanding understanding of place value, Evaluating radicals, Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor. This class meets 4th period on Wednesday and 1st period on Friday.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Upon registration for this class, it will automatically assign the student to both the Wednesday & Friday class.

    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Curriculum: Math-U-See  Algebra I Student Pack and Digital Pack
    Prerequisite
    : Online Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

    Syllabus: Pre-Algebra Scope and Sequence

Science

  • Advanced Science & Technology – Machines (4th+) (6th period)

    Students discover advance principles while combining two or more simple machines. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary principles to innovate and inspire tomorrows machines using wind, battery, solar, and pneumatics. Models include a 6-speed dragster and a super crane.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Supply Fee: None

     

     

  • Advanced Science & Technology – Machines (4th+) (4th period)

    Students discover advance principles while combining two or more simple machines. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary principles to innovate and inspire tomorrows machines using wind, battery, solar, and pneumatics. Models include a 6-speed dragster and a super crane.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Supply Fee: None

     

     

  • Science (1st-3rd) (4th period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Cheri Mills
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • EV3 Code Robotics (6th+)(3rd period)

     Students are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robots (they construct) interact with complex and varying sized objects. Students will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish the goal. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confident in problem solving.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids 
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: None 
    Supply Fee: None

     

  • EV3 Code Robotics (6th+)(2nd period)

     Students are provided a retrieval challenge that requires in depth exploration about how robots (they construct) interact with complex and varying sized objects. Students will have to adapt and modify their robots to accomplish the goal. Each challenge allows all LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confident in problem solving.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids 
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: None 
    Supply Fee: None

  • General Science (6th-8th)(1st period)

    This will be a fun, challenging year! Students will learn how write-up experiment reports, take tests, quizzes, and read from their thick textbook. All work will be graded, and although challenging, your student will show tremendous growth by the end of the year. *Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Lisa de Oliveira 
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with General Science ISBN: 978-1-932012-86-6
    Prerequisites: 6th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 hours daily homework
    Supply Fee: $55

  • Science (5th-7th) (3rd period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kim Holt  
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Science (4th-6th) (4th period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kim Holt  
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Science (1st-3rd) (6th period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Cheri Mills
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Science (1st-3rd) (5th period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Cheri Mills
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics (1st-3rd) (2nd Period)

    Students discover and explore engineering principles. Using laptops to code and activate motors and sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Culturally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the relevant project each week will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations: None 
    Supply Fee: None 

  • Chemistry (9th+)(1st period)

    *Discovering Design with Chemistry is an independent-study, college-preparatory course which covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter. This class provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop and practice effective study skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Julie Pate
    Curriculum: Discovering Design with Chemistry ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1
    Prerequisites: Algebra I
    Expectations: Approx. 1.5-2 hours daily
    Supply Fee: $55

  • LEGO Boost: Build-Code-Play (2nd-5th)(1st period)

    LEGO Boost is the next level coding. Using tablets, the students build a LEGO Boost robot, learn code placement and connect via Bluetooth. Once connected students work with motors, color and distance sensors to engage in educational play. The Boost course is designed for all skill levels.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Supply Fee: None

  • Science & Technology- Machines & Why They Work (1st-4th) (5th period)

    Students discover the science & technology of engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levels, pulley systems, wheels, axles, and inclined planes, students also explore wind and solar energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: None
    Supply Fee: None

  • EV3 Robotics: Design-Code-Activate (4th+) (3rd period)

    Students discover and explore a skill challenge in creating robot design and attachments. The class will complete several team challenges using provided laptops to code the Mindstorm EV3 platform, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem-solving.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Supply Fee: None

  • Biology (8th-10th)(1st period)

    *Exploring Creation with Biology is designed to be the student’s first high school science and is a college-prep course that 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. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. This class provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop and practice effective study skills.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: Jeanne Sears
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Biology ISBN: 978-1-932012-54-5
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 1.5 hours daily
    Supply Fee: $55

  • Nature Study (1st-3rd) (3rd period)

    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment. We will focus on different units study, (trees, flowers & plants, weather, etc.) but ultimately each week we will spend our time on a nature walk observing what is around us.  After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered.  The children will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journal.  It will reflect their own learning process.  Some weeks we will have an activity or a book to read to expand our understanding.  At home each week there will be reading assignments from our text, The Storybook of Science.  It is a living book on science and it will be fun for the kids (and for you as well!).

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Brandi Morris 
    Curriculum: The Storybook of Science
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Weekly reading assignments 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Physical Science (7th-9th)(1st period)

    Exploring Creation with Physical Science 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. 

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Gary Mills
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science ISBN: 978-1-932012-77-4
    Prerequisites: 7th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 Hours Daily
    Supply Fee: $55

  • Science (5th-7th) (2nd period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kim Holt  
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

  • Science (4th-6th) (1st period)

    Science in the Industrial Age (by Dr. Jay Wile) a hands-on, multilevel science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary/early middle school aged students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kim Holt  
    Curriculum: Science in the Industrial Age
    Prerequisites: None 
    Expectations:  Students are expected to read 2-3 chapters per week, as assigned in the syllabus, to prepare for hands-on science labs each Friday 
    Supply Fee: None

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